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    For three weeks, nearly every day has brought with it a record number of cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in California. Now, after back-to-back days of record-setting death tolls, the state has now experienced its deadliest seven-day period of the pandemic. Another 135 Californians perished from the virus Thursday, according to data compiled by this news organization, just shy of the record set Wednesday but more than any other day before that. With it, the seven-day average climbed to 84...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A California death row inmate had his sentence reduced to life with a chance of parole after San Francisco’s district attorney called capital punishment “undeniably cruel.” Clifford Bolden, 65, was the last San Francisco person on death row at San Quentin State Prison. On Tuesday, a judge approved a plea deal resentencing him to 47 years to life, making him eligible for parole when he is 79, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. In return, Bolden won’t pursue...
    The pace of layoffs planned in the Bay Area eased dramatically in June, official state filings show, offering a hopeful sign for a regional economy that has been bludgeoned by coronavirus-linked business shutdowns ordered by government agencies. The overall picture for job cuts in the nine-county region also contained details of staffing reductions being planned by Intuit, the Bay Club, CorePower Yoga, and other companies, according to layoff notices posted with the state’s Employment Development Department. During June, Bay Area...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Health officials in Santa Clara County issued a mandatory directive for gyms and fitness facilities, outlining what they can and cannot do upon reopening on Monday.But some of the guidelines are now causing confusion and frustration among business owners.RELATED: California reopening: Heres whats open, closed in Bay AreaStrenuous activity must be done outdoors, according to county officials, who also say cardio activities, including calisthenics and dancing, are no longer allowed inside because it could...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Billions of taxpayer dollars intended for small businesses are now in the hands of big Bay Area corporations, but according to the ABC7 I-Team analysis hundreds appear to have failed reporting requirements.Data released from the Small Business Administration this week revealed which companies received billions of funding through the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP.The ABC7 I-Team found 11,931 corporations received at least $4.9 billion in federal loans intended for small businesses. The program launched in early...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- I thought life was already hectic with a full-time career and three kids but I had no idea it was about to get crazier when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit.We are all being impacted by this crisis and I have been hearing from everyone from family to friends to parents of kids that go to the same schools as mine to complete strangers when I have gone out for essential services.I felt a strong urge to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In the fight for racial equality, words matter. Building a Better Bay Area means understanding some of the terms that are being used to define the Black Lives Matter movement.TAKE ACTION: Find resources to help with equality, justice and race issuesHeres some common terms that might help you.Structural, institutional and systemic racism broadly refer to the system of structures that that have procedures or processes that disadvantage African Americans, said Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As California begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the states Employment Development Department is seeing no shortage of unemployment claims.MAP: Heres the reopening status of every Bay Area countyIn the last four months, the department has processed more seven million unemployment claims.The volume continues to be quite high, said Loree Levy, spokesperson for the EDD.Levy spoke to ABC7s Kristen Sze Thursday on Getting Answers about Californians ongoing concerns with receiving unemployment benefits during the pandemic.One...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about whats happening where you live.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCheck back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m....
    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A 6-year-old girl from the East Bay heard the news that the Oakland Zoo could be closing permanently and felt she had to do something to help save it.Andy Soulard has been a member of the Oakland Zoo since she was baby. She had an idea to raise money to prevent the zoo from closing for good.Im kinda doing donations, and Im making bracelets for people to buy, said Andy. When they donate the money,...
    Andrew St. James is taking his show on the road. The increasingly popular Bay Area indie-folk-pop artist has come up with a clever way to deal with the lack of traditional opportunities to perform live. While clubs and other venues are closed due to what’s going with the COVID-19 pandemic, the singer-guitarist is bringing his music directly to fans’ homes — well, to be accurate, right outside their homes. He’s started a pop-up concert delivery service, where good tunes are...
    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A 6-year-old girl from the East Bay heard the news that the Oakland Zoo could be closing permanently and felt she had to do something to help save it.Andy Soulard has been a member of the Oakland Zoo since she was baby. She had an idea to raise money to prevent the zoo from closing for good.Im kinda doing donations, and Im making bracelets for people to buy, said Andy. When they donate the money,...
    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A 6-year-old girl from the East Bay heard the news that the Oakland Zoo could be closing permanently and felt she had to do something to help save it.Andy Soulard has been a member of the Oakland Zoo since she was baby. She had an idea to raise money to prevent the zoo from closing for good.Im kinda doing donations, and Im making bracelets for people to buy, said Andy. When they donate the money,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tom Steyer, chair of Californias Economic Recovery Task Force and former presidential candidate, reiterated health should come first as the state begins to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.The San Francisco billionaire spoke to ABC7s Kristen Sze and Reggie Aqui on Midday Live Thursday morning to discuss a new campaign to help small business struggling through the pandemic - an effort that supports Gov. Gavin Newsoms plan to put health and safety first as the lawmakers navigate...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has already seen more wildfires this year so far than it had all of last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Thursday.COVID-19 DATA: Heres where the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse in the Bay Area, according to new dataCalifornia has already had 4,112 fires this year so far. Last year, the state saw about 2,500 wildfires. The good news, he added, is that the size of the fires have substantially decreased.But as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has already seen more wildfires this year so far than it had all of last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Thursday.COVID-19 DATA: Heres where the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse in the Bay Area, according to new dataCalifornia has already had 4,112 fires this year so far. Last year, the state saw about 2,500 wildfires. The good news, he added, is that the size of the fires have substantially decreased.But as...
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 17: Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 17, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Warriors’ rookie Eric Paschall claims that he was racially profiled...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has already seen more wildfires this year so far than it had all of last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Thursday.COVID-19 DATA: Heres where the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse in the Bay Area, according to new dataCalifornia has already had 4,112 fires this year so far. Last year, the state saw about 2,500 wildfires. The good news, he added, is that the size of the fires have substantially decreased.But as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed tested negative for COVID-19 after attending an event with a person who was aware they had tested positive, she announced Thursday morning. Ive tested negative for COVID-19. Im continuing to follow @SF_DPHs guidance, which includes taking another test next week, since we know it can take a while between being exposed and testing positive. Thank you to everyone for the kind words and positive thoughts.— London Breed (@LondonBreed) July 9, 2020The...
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (KGO) -- Today, a coalition of advocates and lawmakers called Stop San Quentin Outbreak is at San Quentin State Prison to demand Gov. Gavin Newsom take action to fight the COVID-19 crisis at the prison.Activists are calling for the release of prisoners who are older or medically vulnerable. They say this will leave more room at the prison for social distancing and help stop the spread of coronavirus. They have invited Gov. Newsom to visit the prison...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday at noon amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The governor is also giving an update on the states wildfire season.Newsom spent Wednesdays press conference reassuring the public that California hospitals are prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients.RELATED: California preparing for a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Newsom saysHe said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now...
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (KGO) -- Today, a coalition of advocates and lawmakers called Stop San Quentin Outbreak will gather at San Quentin State Prison. They will demand Gov. Gavin Newsom take action to fight the COVID-19 crisis at the prison. A press conference is scheduled for noon.Activists are calling for the release of prisoners who are older or medically vulnerable. They say this will leave more room at the prison for social distancing and help stop the spread of coronavirus....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday at noon amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Well be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.Newsom spent Wednesdays press conference reassuring the public that California hospitals are prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients.RELATED: California preparing for a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Newsom saysHe said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now has...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- COVID-19 regulations have changed again in Napa now that the county has seen a 44% increase in cases in the past two weeks. Restaurants that were allowed to have diners inside must now serve them outside again. Tasting rooms can no longer have people inside.It is a turning on the dime, it is a COVID world. You have to adjust and readjust and rethink to be able to figure out the new protocol and thats...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Napa County is rolling back reopenings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.RELATED: Napa County braces for second wave of coronavirus restrictions, added back on states watch listStarting Thursday the county is shutting down indoor dining, indoor wineries, tasting rooms and other venues. Its back on the states watch list because of a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks.Heres a full list of the businesses ordered to close from July 9 until at least July 30: ...