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president trump's impeachment. i'm dion lim in san francisco. breaking down what's next. >> i'm kate larson in sonoma county with the threat of the pg&e power shut off this power season, how winemakers are spending tens of thousands of dollars to protect their inventory. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. another hot fall day coming your way. find out when you'll get a break coming up. >> i'm amanda dell ka still stil owe in mountain view where the future remains unclear for those living in trailers and rvs as city leaders consider an arvi ban. abc7 news begins right now. >> announcer: now from abc7, live breaking news. >> that breaking news, pg&e plans to shut off power to more than 48,000 customers across northern california in just a few hours. the shut off starts at 2:30 a.m. in butte, nevada, placer, and yuba counties. >> in the north bay, pg&e decided against large shutdowns because of improving weather conditions, but at 4:30 a.m., 708 customers are due to lose power near calistoga, napa and the northern end of lake
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berryessa. in sonoma county, 71 # 1 customers near sosa long porter creek road will be affected. >> abc7 news reporter kate larson is live in santa rosa with details. kate. >> reporter: well, ama, larry, we are on mark west springs road and just about five miles up the road towards calistoga is where pg&e will begin their planned power shut off. but there are businesses all over sonoma county who are paying for the power shut off even though the lights are still on. >> you can feel right now how cold that is. >> reporter: robert morris is the co-owner and general manager of custom crush in windsor where cooling is key. >> we're looking at millions of dollars worth of inventory that really cannot get warm. >> reporter: he and the rest of the wine country are in the middle of harvest. they need pg&e and their power to keep their wine and grapes cool so the threat of large-scale power shut offs is no small inconvenience.
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>> as a business owner, i really don't like being in this situation because it causes me a lot of anxiety. >> reporter: it also costs him a lot of money. >> this is what it boils down to, united rentals and generator and we're ready for the power shutdown. >> reporter: money spent, whether the power goes out or not. morris is also a reserve firefighter in healdsburg. he worked 96 hours straight fighting the 2017 wine country fires and says we need to prevent those type of fires at all costs. >> as a firefighter, yeah, i don't want to see fires started from downed power lines, you know. so it's probably a good preventive measure. it's just a very unfortunate set of circumstances. >> reporter: and those circumstances are shared by so many here in the north bay. i actually spoke to the genetocal contrwho s he said before pg&e had their planned public safety power shut t five generators by this
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time of year. but this year, now that we have the possibility of all of these power shut offs, he says that he has rented out 35 generators, which is seven times his usual number. in santa rosa, i'm kate larson, abc7 news. back to you. >> and the area where kate is standing is going to be one of those spots where the fire danger is going to be the highest. so let me show you what they are going to see. basically the areas shaded in yellows, oranges, will be high to very high likelihood of fire danger there in the north bay. red flag warnings for the north bay hills, east bay hills until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. northeasterly winds, north, northeasterly winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. low humidity combine for the fire danger. heat advisory goes up 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. shaded in orange, risk of heat illness will be running high as we are expecting another warm to hot day. i'll be back with those temperatures coming up. >> all right, sandhya, see you
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in a few minutes. safari west is in the power outage zone. the executive director of the wildlife preserve says it has generators that can run the entire facility and they can get everything online with just 30 minutes' notice. safari west says it will be open for business even if there is an outage. smoke filled the air as the grass fire burned this evening in solano county west of the main street train station in sasun city. water drops kept the flames away from buildings. people in old town sasun city smelled smoke. they were told to keep their doors and windows closed. >> you can also find out about dangerous weather conditions through the abc7 news app. you can customize the app for the topics and places you are interested in. >> we are witnessing history. for only 9 third time ever congress has opened an impeachment investigation into the president of the united states. >> speaker pelosi said the president has seriously violated the constitution. the president fired back.
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mona kosar abdi has more. >> reporter: a stunning return after nancy pelosi after resifrting for months, the top democrat finally made her move. >> i'm announcing the house of representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. >> reporter: the shift comes as president trump authorized the transcript of his controversial phone conversation with ukraine's president to be released. a call many speculate is part of a still undisclosed whistleblower complaint. >> tropical storm' reallyit's rr country. i feel sad about it. >> reporter: the president admitting days before the conversation he asked the ukraine leader to investigate political rival joe biden and his son. he withheld military dollars from ukraine. he said first he withheld the money because he wanted ukraine to address corruption. a day later he said it was for a different reason. >> i want other countries to put up money. i think it's unfair we put up the money. people call me, i say let it go,
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but we paid the money. >> reporter: pelosi calling it a violation of the constitution demanding the white house also release the secret whistleblower complaint. trump and others are calling it a political ploy. >> if she does that, they all say that's a positive for me from the election. you can also say who needs it? it's bad for the country. >> reporter: also new tonight, the entire u.s. senate has passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the president to release the secret whistleblower complaint to congressional intelligence committees. mona kosar abdi, nbc news, washington. >> she thinks speaker pelosi will regret it. >> as republicans, republicans certainly look back on their impeachment effort of belinelli regretfully. it ended up hurting us badly in the next election. i think democrats may wish they had not gone down this path. >> now that an impeachment inquiry is underway, what's next? here's abc7 news anchor dion lim with a look at what it actually
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takes to remove a u.s. president from office. >> reporter: impeachment is a three-step process. starting with what house speaker pelosi did today, announcing the opening of a formal investigation. she has asked six house committees to figure out if there are grounds for impeachment. now, from there, everything is on the table. here is usf law professor bill. >> the whole mueller investigation, anything else, an impeachment inquiry is not limited to one particular topic. >> reporter: from there here's what will happen. the committees have to decide if there are grounds. if there are and if there is evidence of wrongdoing, it then goes to the full house. if there is a vote to impeach, then it goes to the senate for a trial. the likely judge will be chief justice john roberts. if two-thirds of the senate vote to convict, the president is removed from office. now, remember, congress has never successfully impeached a sitting president. there have only been two impeachment trials in u.s. history. president andrew johnson and belinelli. both were acquitted.
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>> and at last count, 204 democratic representatives support the impeachment inquiry. all ten bay area congressmen and women have indicated their support for the inquiry. we have a lot more on our website,, including a full look at the impeachment process. >> in the south bay, two people have died of complications from the flu in santa clara county. officials say one victim was an adult with other medical conditions that put that person at increased risk. the other a healthy child who most likely contracted the virus while traveling overseas. it's not yet known if either received a flu shot. >> new developments and efforts to stop teenagers from vaping, today the santa clara county board of supervisors approved banning the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated areas of the county to people under the age of 21. the next vote on the ban is set eaiethisye, s francisco and richmond outlawed the sale of all e-cigarette products. >> i'm amanda dell castillo in
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mountain view. city leaders are debating how to build a better bay considering . that story up next. >> shocking video of a realtor attacked during an open house. tonight how agents are learning to protect themselves. >> first here's a look at what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live right after abc7 news at 11:00. >> jimmy. >> thanks, larry and ama. i think you're going to like this a lot. >> i can't believe in all the years i've done your show i've never brought this up here. >> oh. >> but i have to bring it up tonight. >> okay, all right. >> this is a surprise for him. [ laughter ] my mom washes the dishes... ...before she puts them in the dishwasher. so what does the dishwasher do? casc prewashing and removing stuck-on foods, the first time.
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this attack of a realtor has led to increased efforts to keep real estate agents safe. [ screaming ] >> oh, the screaming. the woman says the man groped her before running away. happened over the weekend at an open house near los angeles. the agent says the man got agitated when she wouldn't go inside the house with him. >> i was so lucky. i had a feeling from day one that this, this person can hurt me. >> it hurt really deeply to see my friend pushed like that and down and hear her scream.
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>> that's scary. the same man is accused of groping other realtors. agents at the victim's office watched the video and attended self-defense class. they will work in pairs more often. >> happening now, the city of mountain view is debating how to build a better bay area. they made a major decision regarding rvs and trailers parked on city streets. abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo live with the details. amanda? >> reporter: larry, by next summer, those living in rvs or trailers parked on narrow mountain view streets will have to move along. we're talking about streets that measure 40 feet wide or less. mostly residential. that controversial decision came down less than an hour ago. hundreds of mountain view families have found shelter in these oversized vehicles. rvs and trailers the city says are impacting safety along narrow, mostly residential roads. >> this has been three years in the making. it's not that we woke up and said, you know, let's talk about
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safe parking and rv parking. >> reporter: a continuing conversation that hasn't become any less contentious. >> 24/7. >> reporter: in a 4-3 vote, council decided to restrict oversized vehicles from parking on narrow streets. changes go into effect on june 30th, 2020. the city will also restrict those vehicles from parking on any street with a designated bike lane. many argue these rules would disrupt lives. >> most of these people will still want to stay in their communities with their family and their friends and their home and their schools. >> reporter: one man living in his rv asked not to be identified. he's new to the streets but has spent 16 years in the mountain view apartment. his long-time girlfriend died in february and he was unable to cover rent on his own. >> i tried my best, but i couldn't find a solution than this. >> reporter: the ordinance considered an all-hours ban in some areas and allow sanctioned parking in certain areas. and that provided by the city shows rv residents could park in industrial or commercial areas.
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those living on the streets aren't convinced this is the answer. >> i just think it means we have to really stand up as strong as we can. >> reporter: council is also looking to establish a safe parking program. they want to bring three city-owned lots online by the end of this year. those lots together would host 60 oversized vehicles. right now across mountain view, there are more than 200. in mountain view, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. >> amanda, thank you. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. you can share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. >> a fremont police officer suffered a little range anxiety on the job last friday. he was chasing a felony suspect in the department's tesla when the battery indicator showed it was running low on juuse. >> i am down to 6 miles a battery. i may lose it here. if someone can maneuver to the number one spot. >> and just after that call, plice called off the chase for
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safety reasons. as for why the car wasn't fully charged, apparently the last person who used it forgot to put it on the charger. >> really? >> that's not good. that's an oops. >> you have to charge the car up. all right. hot weather, it's going to remain hot. >> yeah, meteorologist sandhya patel tells us how much longer we have this heat. sandhya. >> yeah, larry and ama. just one more day and it's all over. let me show you live doppler 7 now. we are not tracking any rain. that sounds good right about now especially if you don't like the heat. winds right now out of the north gusting to 31 on mt. diablo, so winds are beginning to pickup. the that north, northeasterly wind drove temperatures up today. s.f.o. 94 degrees. 90 in downtown san francisco. 09 in oakland. napa, concord, 59 in san jose. you have to go to half moon bay to get away. it was 71 degrees. still hanging onto some of the heat from earlier today. most areas are in the 60s.
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70s. we have an 84 at clear lake. and 55 degrees in half moon bay. so let's take a look at those temperatures as we head towards tomorrow morning. 10:00 a.m., it's already going to be warm across the region. mostly 70s and 80s as we head towards the lunch hour. let's just say find some shade or find a place that has a.c. because it's already going to get hot. and then as we head into the afternoon, numbers will range from the 80s to the 100s across the region. here's a live picture from our san jose camera as we look at the shark tank. visibility is terrific tonight. here's another vantag point from our east bay hills camera looking towards the port of oakland and the bay. fire danger remains elevated in the hills. warm to hot again tomorrow. then relief arrives on thursday. here's a look at your morning temperatures. anywhere from the mid 50s to the low 70s. windy in the hills first thing in the morning. so it's going to start out pretty mild. and in the hills it's going to be warm in the morning hours in the 70s. tomorrow afternoon hot day for
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the south bay. 98 in gilroy. 96 -- 97, excuse me, morgan hill. 95 in san jose. cupertino on the peninsula, a few high clouds and the heat. palo alto 94 pacifica. 81 in half moon bay. downtown san francisco 90 degrees. daly city 85. so it's going to be a pretty warm one. in the north bay 10 2 in santa rosa, up to 98 in san rafael. 99 in napa. definitely going to be a hot one in the east bay as well. low 90s from oakland to hayward. 94 fremont. inland areas sizzling 101 in concord, 100 degrees in livermore. fast forward to thursday, some of you may have been waiting for this cool down. it's coming. a southerly surge will develop and that means the fog will roll back in by thursday afternoon and evening. it's going to be a big difference. accuweather seven-day forecast from the heat tomorrow, spare the air alert. heat relief thursday. much cooler for the weekend. by sunday, only mid 70s inland. low 60s at the coast. so our marine influence will be back. hang on tight one more day.
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>> we can do it. >> we love that influence. >> thank you, sandhya. >> impressive or terrifying? a boston dynamics robot has learned a if you knew tricks. >> he can stick the landing. i'll tell you that. tomorrow on "good morning america," will submit chatting about his new
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look out simone biles. meet atlas. its creators say it's the most dynamic humanoid robot. he's agile. so much more athletic than i am. i feel sad about this. >> very smooth, though, too. >> sticking a landing. >> i don't know. it's a little creepy, though, right? there is a bay area connection. boston dynamics, which is owned by google, created atlas. question remains exactly what can we do with the robot that can do gymnastics. >> what can't we do, ama? >> i know, that's a good question. >> i'm afraid what he's going to do next. i'm in for dan. chris is handling the sports. they're not stop managing.
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>> announcer: abc7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. >> three teams are fighting for two spots in the american league wild card race. oakland entered the night as a leader. meaning if the season ended tonight, they would host that wild card game next week. but as we know the regular season does not end tonight. a's taking on the angels green and gold. representing and getting their dance on in socal. top four scoreless. runner on chris davis, towards the rock pile. two-run blast to left center. it's 2-0 green and gold. bottom five, angels down two, on two. blooper to left. matt chapman coming on, going out. oh, what an effort out there. luckily no one got hurt. game is tied at two. angels take the lead on a sack fly. chris davis at the plate. and swing and a miss, the angels beat the a's 3-2. so the a's loss means the rays have a chance to win.
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ji-man choi big fly to right. a game-winning walk off. they beat the yankees 2-1. a's are in the first for the wild card race. stay tuned. giants and rockies, last home stand for bruce boce. can you believe this? first inning, buster posey, two-run homer to left. to stay inside the line. 7th of the year. it's 2-1 giants. madison bumgarner helping his cause. 19th in his career. that was into the bleachers. 3-1 giants. 8th inning, evan longoria to the garden in center. his 20th. last check, extra innings, 5-5 in the 14th. boce still not retired yet. preseason hockey, sharks facing the ducks in anaheim. second period, dalton proud to lay a big hit on josh mahura. get called for the penalty on
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the play. hockey highlights, almost hockey season. late in the period, period, per umbrel gambrel. sharks win 0 and 4, but it is the preseason. did you see this? niners enjoying the buy week. a couple took in the wwe smack down action in the chase center, including george kittle and jimmy g. the niners are off until monday, october 7th against the browns. monday night, you'll see it on abc7. this is abc7 sports report sponsored by river rock casino. it's the first time i've been up here, larry, giants baseball still going on into the 14th. long game. >> it's been long. george, huge wrestling fan. i was thinking he might just jump into the ring. >> i don't think coach shanahan wants to see that. >> i want
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