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SJ restaurateurs push city to pump brakes on car traffic along popular downtown street

SJ restaurateurs push city to pump brakes on car traffic along popular downtown street

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Keeping cars away after COVID-19 is the goal for a group of restaurant owners along San Pedro Street in Downtown San Jose.Restaurateurs are asking city leaders to consider making the popular stretch, between Santa Clara and St. John St., permanently car-free.ABC7 News first introduced viewers to the City of San Jose's . The coordinated effort has allowed permitted businesses to operate in specific outdoor spaces.Along San Pedro St., most businesses have expanded service into the street, and owners want to keep it that way.RELATED: "We...

Apr 10
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'They're predators': SJ residents share frightening stories of 'coyote crisis' after several dogs, cats attacked

'They're predators': SJ residents share frightening stories of 'coyote crisis' after several dogs, cats attacked

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- In the South Bay, there is a "coyote crisis," according to residents living in the Evergreen Foothills.Neighbors at The Villages in San Jose said several cats and dogs have been attacked by the wild animals, recently. Residents fear coyotes are getting too comfortable.RELATED: "Now you have to dress for battle when you go out to walk your dog," Cheryl Genovesi told ABC7 News.She and others arm themselves with a combination of bats, whistles, walking sticks, air horns, cans with rocks inside, and even wasp spray before taking their...

Nov 11
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Firefighters concerned over job cuts pending decision by Santa Clara County supervisors

Firefighters concerned over job cuts pending decision by Santa Clara County supervisors

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- As wildfires continue to rage across the state, dozens of South Bay firefighters are dealing with added stress. Many said their jobs are on the line, pending a decision by Santa Clara County supervisors over who is in charge, whether fire district consolidation is needed, and more to be discussed on Tuesday. Now, there's a push to get the issues off the meeting agenda."I haven't felt so stressed in my life. It's unbelievable," John Byrne, Chapter Director at said.He explained action expected by supervisors could leave dozens...

Oct 6
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Several Bay Area cities to launch pilot program, pairing experts with police when responding to mental health emergencies

Several Bay Area cities to launch pilot program, pairing experts with police when responding to mental health emergencies

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- In an effort to, several local cities will soon have mental health experts on-hand to respond with police to mental health emergencies.Redwood City leaders, for example, are taking a good look at the future of policing in their area.RELATED: Influenced by the massive demonstrations and the death of George Floyd, Mayor Diane Howard told ABC7 News she hopes the move to involve mental health experts shows residents are being heard."It came to be over the summer, with the death of George Floyd and cases around the country that were...

Sep 23
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Younger poll workers paramount, as older volunteers cancel plans to work during pandemic

Younger poll workers paramount, as older volunteers cancel plans to work during pandemic

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- There is no denying poll workers are essential to the election process. However, the on-going pandemic is proving to be quite the challenge as older volunteers are canceling plans to work because of COVID-19.ABC7 News learned in this year's general election, the recruitment of younger poll workers is paramount.There has been no shortage of youth-driven movements recently. Both Gen-Z and Millennials have taken on monumental issues.RELATED: For Palo Alto resident Michaela Fogarty, 20, her generation is taking on the general...

Sep 19
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CZU Lightning Complex Fire: Suspected Santa Cruz Co. looters ID'd, surveillance video shows theft

CZU Lightning Complex Fire: Suspected Santa Cruz Co. looters ID'd, surveillance video shows theft

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutSurveillance video released Sunday shows one of the suspected looters stealing items from a homeBy SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Police have identified five suspected looters in Santa Cruz County, capitalizing on the mandatory evacuations for the CZU Lightning Complex Fires.You loot, you go to jail.These 5 experienced that today.Jose Gandarilla, Susana Luna, Crystal Araujo, Sara Loretz and Crystle Parstch-Lucchesi were all arrested on numerous charges including Looting, Grand Theft, Conspiracy to commit crime and Burglary. — Santa Cruz SO (@SantaCruzSO1) The...

August 23, 2020
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SJ special education teacher appears shirtless during virtual class, teen who snapped photos speaks out

SJ special education teacher appears shirtless during virtual class, teen who snapped photos speaks out

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A San Jose family is sharing a . A teacher at Silver Creek High School logged onto a virtual class while shirtless on Friday.The photos were taken by Makaylah Herrera-Avila, 13, at the start of her freshman special education math class.RELATED: "He seemed really awkward and kind of gave me like a weird vibe," Makaylah told ABC7 News. "And when he was using the camera, it was all shaking around and like, moving everywhere.""I realized he wasn't wearing a shirt," Makaylah told ABC7 News. "And that was kind of awkward, made me feel...

August 18, 2020
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Students shocked when special education teacher appears shirtless during virtual class

Students shocked when special education teacher appears shirtless during virtual class

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutStudents at a Bay Area school were stunned when a teacher in a special-education math class appeared shirtless during a virtual learning session.By SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A San Jose family is sharing a . A teacher at Silver Creek High School logged onto a virtual class while shirtless on Friday.The photos were taken by Makaylah Herrera-Avila, 13, at the start of her freshman special education math class."He seemed really awkward and kind of gave me like a weird vibe," Makaylah told ABC7's sister station KGO in San Francisco. "And when he was using the camera, it was...

August 17, 2020
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Busloads of visitors swarm South Lake Tahoe park, witnesses say crowd came from Bay Area

Busloads of visitors swarm South Lake Tahoe park, witnesses say crowd came from Bay Area

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutNeighbors said the group showed no regard for the safety of South Lake residents. One commented this an ongoing issue, "almost a Fourth of July weekend, every single day."By SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) -- Residents said three busloads of people swarmed Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday.Neighbors said the group showed no regard for the safety of South Lake residents. The crowds were by local Nicholas Parr.Parr and a friend were wrapping up their game of disc golf, when they noticed a crowd in the distance.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: "From my...

August 1, 2020
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'Shut it down now:' U.S., Bay Area health experts call for second coronavirus shutdown

'Shut it down now:' U.S., Bay Area health experts call for second coronavirus shutdown

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutSanta Clara County Executive Dr. Jeff Smith stated, "The only treatment we have now is shelter-in-place."By SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- As of Friday, COVID-19 cases rose in more than 40 states. The CDC is forecasting there could be 175,000 deaths by August 15.In California, for the second day in a row, the state reported a record daily number of deaths. The state has more than 435,000 cases and a 7-day test positivity average of 7.9- percent.RELATED: "Shut it down now, and start over" is the message from health experts across the country, including several here in...

July 25, 2020
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