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it damaged some of the other equipment inside that yard which caused the power outage. originally we were told about 9800 customers were without power this morning. i've just been told about half of those are back online. we have pg&e crews out here working on the equipment. the traffic lights still in the area remain out for the most part. so there is a wide area here showing you from sky 7 hd that has been affected. traffic lights are just out completely. they're not blinking. concord police are urging motorists to use extreme caution. there will not be traffic control officers at those intersections. motorists should treat is basically as a four-way stop. behind me pg&e crews out here working for to restore power. i'm told they hope to have the remaining 5,000 or so customers back online within the next
couple of hours. live in concord, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> and more breaking news. a nurse attacked by an inmate earlier this week has died. she was attacked sunday night in the area of the contra costa county jail. authorities say the inmate faked a seizure then hit the nurse in the head with a desk lamp. the suspect was being booked on burglary charge. the nurse's name has not been released. back to pg&e. also on the hot seat in front of regulators. deciding whether to increase the pressure in the san bruno pipeline to pre-explosion levels. the decision just handed down. >> that's right. the california public utilities commission just wrapped up the meeting about ten minutes ago and it voted to give them authority to up crease the pressure, the same one that
exploded in san bruno last month killing eight. that doesn't mean the pressure will be increased but the president will have the power to do so in an emergency or exsupremely cold weather. after the explosion september 9th, pg&e reduced the pressure that stretches from milpitas. he said this cold worth virtually all hospitals in san francisco and the peninsula would be without gas if the pressure is not increased. the puc has hired an independent review panel to come up with the best solution. jerry hill is at the meeting. i spoke with him by phone just about an hour ago. >> so i want to make sure the decision they're basing this on is with good scientific evidence. >> i also spoke with pg&e this morning. it said it will work with the
puc to make sure russ dents will have enough gas during the winter months. the mother of jessica morales killed in the explosion spoke at the meeting. she like the assemblyman wants the puc to come back with a recommendation before they increase the pressure this winter. pg&e did promise to relocate the line after pressure from pg&e and residents. there's no word when or where the lines will be rebuilt. we'll have more on this story tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. reporting live, jenelle wang. >> thanks very much. >> oakland police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body this morning. this is video from sky 7 hd. it was found in an industrial area mere medford and 98th avenue in east oakland. the woman appears to be shot. several bullet casings were found. >> in the governor's race jerry brown has a double digit lead
over republican meg whitman less than one week before the election. the field poll found the former four-term governor leading the ceo. just a month ago the two candidates were in a virtual tie. brown appears to be gaining support among undecided voters and is leading in all categories in gender and age. the latest survey was completed before whitman's appearance in southern california where she was booed for not committing to end negative campaign ads. whitman will visit salinas, stockton and walnut creek. she's run the most expensive governor's campaign in u.s. history spending $162 million, mostly her own fortune. >> republican candidate carly fiorina will return to the campaign trail after she was hospitalized for two days. the former hewlett-packard ceo will make a stop in sacramento
and then campaign in orange county. the 56-year-old candidate was diagnosed last year before she announced her run. this morning senator boxer is visiting san pablo and looks for the hybrid jobs training program. boxer and fiorina are in a statistical tie. >> smelling like roses, not just because of their impressive victory in game one and not because they'll give fans another thrill tonight but because of their surprising impact on one local industry. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> this world series thing is really good for people trying to make money and people trying to save money. that latter category we have this lineup as we did yet waiting to get just inside the stadium, that chain link fence, look for a few innings and then
be moved on. people, thanks to the giants, are helping the business bloom. take a look. a 20-minute walk from at&t ballpark will talk to the flower mart. there are many flowers which are orange and black and they're selling big-time. >> a lot going on at at&t park. you see a lot of orange flowers and black going on. we have it here. >> those ranger fans like their yellow rose of texas. >> do you charge them extra? >> what you do you think? >> no yellow, just orange and black for san francisco mayor gavin newsom. he was out here last night for the giants' offensive explosion right next to nancy pelosi and saw a very different side of the most powerful woman in america. >> she was high-fiving and hugging. you guys have to mic up nancy pelosi. republicans will never take back congress if they see the nancy pelosi i saw last night at the
game. >> john gould fought for this first place in line. >> a good time. three innings better than none. >> not exactly the sentiment of giants mascot lucille. if the team gets anymore pumped up, it might explode just like they did last night. >> there's people across the way we saw and screaming at me right now. they're gonna see the game for free for a few innings. if you want to get inside and pay, the price jumped up to pretty much what the tickets were going for yesterday, about 400 to 500 bucks to stand there and watch 'em. live, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> we're getting lots of pictures from giants fans. barbara showing her husband and son enjoying a moment from last night's game. (cheers and applause)
>> house speaker pelosi might like it here as well. walnut creek after a three-run homer in last night's game. nate ellis sent it powered by youtube.com. >> a new car recall. is yours among the millions of vehicles affected? >> the foreclosure crisis getting worse across the nation. there are a few bay area cities though that are bucking that trend. one of the nation's biggest bank,
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stockton, merced and vallejo number ten. the hottest zip codes, zip realty says two are in oakland, one is in berkeley and a fourth is in san francisco. >> fargo is on fire for its decision to refile documents on some 55,000 foreclosures. the move by the san francisco bank was its first public admission. the attorney general blasted that announcement saying it shows big financial institutions think they don't have the same rules as anybody else. well, if it continues to foreclosure on delinquent borrowers on recent weeks. attorneys general in 50 states are investigating whether lenders rushed to foreclosures and evicted borrowers from their homes without properly checking those documents. >> nissan is rowling 2 million vehicles worldwide in its third
largest recall ever. its march, mike cra and other sub compact models. other the titan pickup and the 2 x-56 luxury model. the faulty cars were built between august 2003 and july 2006. no injuries have been reported. and meteorologist mike nicco ahead with the forecast. >> yeah. looking a little brighter and a little drier for the game. i'll have your updated forecast and when exactly the rain is going to get to at&t park in your neighborhood in just a few minutes. >> mike, thanks. the government has important reminders that will keep your children safe during halloween celebrations.
i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
also properly fitting shoes and hats and masks. they should trim costumes with reflective tape and give children flashlights so the passing cars can see them. trick or treating parents should always examine the candy for any signs of tampering. >> good tips. mike, i know you've been watching the computer models for what might be happening for those little trick-or-treaters. >> looks nice. for the game, also the same system taking a little longer to get here but out of here a little sooner. show you what's going on from mount tamalpais this morning. a lot of mid-level clouds and the air underneath a little too dry for the rain to reach the ground. 70s san jose. just about total sunshine. live doppler 7 hd zoomed to the north bay. you can see a few streaks of rain. very low returns. the blues and the greens where you see the real rain up here. that's where the yellows and the oranges are starting to roll in.
you can see it's pretty much training over the same area, going over the same area over and over and over again for the last 12 to 24 hours. that's why we have no rainfall reports out of santa rosa. 1600ths in ukiah. the sun, what it's doing to the temperatures. upper 60s. monterey bay temperatures low to mid-60s. rain everywhere tomorrow and into saturday morning. then that dry push for halloween. temperatures will stay in the 50s from santa rosa northward. you can see all the way down to about san francisco and upper 60s to low 70s through the bay and into the east bay valleys. low to mid-70s inland. for the giants game, maybe a little drizzle. maybe a few sprinkles but i think we'll get it in with no problem. first pitch, temperature 60 dropping to about 55.
tonight we can see light rain in more areas and temperatures warmer than they were this morning. mainly low to mid-50s. here we are at 10:00. you see the radar returns very good by the computer model. come to the game at 5:00 and kind of retreats back into the north bay. overnight the rain will remain mainly in the north bay. may see a little try to drop into the central bay for tomorrow morning. very light. and by tomorrow afternoon, things dry briefly while that system organizing out over the ocean and punches in really hard with best coverage coming saturday morning. still looking at three-quarters in the north bay valley. quarter to a half inch the east bay. over the peninsula about a third to two-thirds of an inch of rain. your accu-weather 7-day forecast, with the clouds and the rain tomorrow and saturday, those will be our coolest days with temperatures in the upper 50s along the coast. low to mid-60s elsewhere with
the extra sunshine on sunday. we ought to hit the upper 60s to low 70s most areas away from the bay and warmer for monday and tuesday. >> thank you, mike. >> you bet. >> college tuition costs are rising again this fall. students are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable. according to the college boards trends in college pricing, in-state tuition and public four-year schools rose $550 to more than $7600. schools are making up for the funding loss due to stage budget cuts. private nonprofit colleges tuition increased more than $1,000 to nearly $28,000. >> and still ahead, there is a lot to do for everyone of all ages t >> for the first time in 45 years -- oprah: maria! the captain! mr. plummer, will you do the honors? [whistles] oprah: all the von trapps!
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for halloween weekend saturday at 142 nortonville valley, sunday at yoshis in san francisco. around the bay there are haunted houses and parties that can be truly fun for adults and kids. bring your ghoul-friends. >> the unauthorized rolling stones will get a scare on with the halloween bash sunday from 5:00 to 9:00 at the half moon bay brewing company >> phantom of the opera, his new creation art. south of market. >> they're one of the most talked about dance companies in the country. hover street dance chicago at the wind city with friday and saturday. >> planning ahead out on blue raid and dvd on tuesday, the animated film of the year. toy story 3. pixar like abc 7 owned by