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they get harassed, threatened, intimidated, assaulted, et cetera. it is scary indeed. >> bus drivers on the front lines. their effort to stay safe and keep you protected on public transportation. but that is not an easy thing to do. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. the vast majority of riders dot right thing and wear masks but those that don't often become combative putting the well being of operators at risk. lyanne melendez has the numbers. >> reporter: when getting on a bus in san francisco, the rules are in plain sight. no mask, no entry. since april 22nd, when the mask ordinance went into effect, the san francisco municipal transportation agency kept a record of the number of people who wear a mask while on board. on average, 90% of passengers compile.
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mta looks at the surveillance video on a week by basis. >> we're able to take a look at the service on the streets from week to week to see how well the mask compliance is going. >> reporter: the sfmta also reported having trouble with a few passengers when told to mask up. according to their data from april to august 31st, this are 63 verbal altercations specifically dealing with masks and nine operators have been assaulted. one driver was struck several times with a wooden bat in july. >> there was a minute toiature involved, as well due to facial compliance or lack thereof. it's a scary situation, indeed. >> reporter: roger out transit workers union local 250 a believes many more drivers are not reporting passengers who don't compile to avoid any interruption to their bus route. >> we would like to see more assistance out there, boots on
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the ground in terms of people, workers, assisting us with more compliance. >> reporter: the sfmta says a few things are helping. it's mandatory for bus drivers to use the protective plexiglass barrier as seen in this video from the metro commission. >> we increased that throughout the city, crossing guards, transit inspectors as they come back in from doing other disaster service work are deployed. >> reporter: all of them received deescalation training. muni operators will start that training in the fall. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> let's have a quick look now at where california stands with the coronavirus numbers. there were nearly 1700 new cases today. that's well below the daily average of about 3,000. another 28 people died from covid. the state's daily average has
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been around 80. the 14-day positivity rate is 2.7%. we haven't seen much flexuatiucn in that number the past several days. it's a good under yeindicator o transmission rate. state officials will require counties to bring down covid-19 rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit by the pandemic. some have worried the new measure could slow down the state's reopening but could actually speed things up. chris nguyen explains why. >> reporter: the new equity met trick unveiled by the california department of public health will incentivize counties to decrease covid-19 infections by focussing on zip codes that include black, latino and pacific islander communities. >> we want our businesses and communities to come together and realize it is so important, both to address these disparities and actually to really address this
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pandemic head on. >> reporter: a santa clara county out reach team is going door to door educating the public how to stop the spread. this neighborhood is predominantly latino and one of the areas in the county hit. >> many latino people work in the service undust industry. they don't have the pleasure of working from home in zoom. >> reporter: under the state's push health equity measure, done menation of out reach activities like these could help the county move into a less restrictive tier as part of the state's reopening frame work that looks at test positivity and adjusted case rates. >> we should be very proud of our public health leadership in santa clara county for being proactive, for recognizing these health disparities early on and helping focus some of their efforts in these communities. >> reporter: the measure is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. health equity experts say it's an innovative approach to controlling the pandemic. >> my hope is that we really
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give us coordinated systway to the economy quicker and safer. >> reporter: in the south bay, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. activists are continuing their call for governor newsom to release state prison inmates because of the pandemic. two groups were in front of sanguisa ssa san qui nrnton. they want all death row inmates released. >> about two-thirds of prisoners inside have contracted covid. they have been on lockdown since march with limited access to medical needs. >> this summer governor newsom
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approved the release of 18,000 inmates to reduce the threat of covid-19 in state prisons. according to the california department of corrections, 1700 inmates are infected with the virus and 69 have died since the pandemic began. >> the national lawyers guild is joining a group of attorneys and legal workers calling for changes in the way santa rita jail deals with covid. the group says there are five major covid outbreaks at the jail since march. they are demanding the county health department assume control of medical care at the jail and implement a new testing protocol. the effort comes a day after the sheriff's office announces the formation of a covid compliance unit to ensure deputies wear masks. so how risky is something like a family gathering compared to getting a haircut or taking a bus? you'll want to test your knowledge and see whatabc7news.. in the north bay, 16
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firefighters on the glass fire were evaluated for possible carbon monoxide exposure. the exposure occurred out of the fire area this morning. the firefighters were taken to the sonoma county fairgrounds and evaluated by medical staff. the fairgrounds is serving as the glass fire command center. one firefighter was taken to a hospital and the others were released back to the fire line. the glass fire is now 50% contained. a new damage assessment reveals 600 homes have been destroyed. 66,840 acres have burned. more than 21,000 structures are still threatened. the sonoma county sheriff's office says it doesn't expect to lift any evacuation orders there today. sky 7 flew over napa with our exclusive sky map 7 technology to show you the devastation. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the scope of destruction of the glass fire can be best seen from the air.
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the world famous ranch resort utterly devastated. not a single structure standing on the property just off silverado trail. a few miles south near deerpark, house after house on crest month drive burned to the ground while some neighboring homes stood untouched using sky map technology, you can see where crest mont drive is and the hill behind the homes scorched. in the down of deerpark, the sports park is untouched and the school burned to the ground. more than a dozen homes on one street flattened by the inferno. zooming in on sunny side road as sky 7 panned, you can see the whole street just devastated. another world famous resort, meadow wood heavily damaged just trees standing around this part of the resort. the restaurant destroyed. over the hill in sonoma county near oakmont, sky map again showing us what we're looking
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at. near arlean street and up maxwell court torched buildings and blackened ground. a short distance away, more devastation on montana road and sky map shows us where this is near sonoma highway 12. >> you canlow fires statewide with our exclusive wildfire tracker. it's updated in realtime what the latest information from cal fire, the abc 7 fire tracker is available at aabc7news.com. home sweet home, from chaos comes opportunity, how the pandemic helped one family's dream of homeownership actually come true. holiday travel, the warning about traveling over thanksgiving and christmas and one airport making traveling easier. debate preps. one day away from the vice presidenal debate. what you can expect coming up as we continue. >> i'm spens erspencer christia.
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one of the greatest guitarests in the history of rock music passed away. eddie van halen died today following a long battle with throat cancer. van halen's signature guitar
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sound propelled the band. the group sold millions of albums and topped the charts in 1984 with a mega hit "jump" and he gained fame for his unmistakable guitar solo on "beat it." eddie van halen was 65 years old. >> we'll shift gears, time for consumer news. >> 7 on your side michael finney is here with a look at the headlines today. high, michael. >> hey, guys. there is some very good news if you still haven't received your $1200 stimulus check. the government is pushing the deadline back yet again. let me explain what is going on. those who don't file tax returns have to apply for the payment and many still haven't. get this, the courts ruled that prison inmates have a right to the checks so now they need to apply, too. with hundreds of millions of dollars still to be sent out, the deadline has been moved to november 21st.
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it really easy to apply. go to irs.gov and it's on the front page. ikea seen a huge boost in online sales as many turn their homes into offices and schools. the retailer says online sales grew by 45% over the past year although some of that is coming from new markets like china. overall sales dropped 4% because of pandemic store closings. teenagers, they're also experiencing the financial impact of the pandemic. a new survey finds spending by teens is at an all-time low down 9% from last year. teens are also increasingly pessimistic about the state of the economy with half of them saying the economy is getting worse. teens mostly spend money on clothing and food and as you might suspect, amazon is their top e tailer site. back to you two. >> good stuff. thank you. apple has set up a date for the debut of its latest iphone
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according to c net the device rumored to be called the iphone 12 will be unveiled one week from today. the report says the phone will include 5 g wireless connectivity and an ipad inspired design. the debut comes weeks after the tech giant announced the release of a new apple watch and ipad. the pandemic and economic turmoil that have caused moderate income folks to be cautious about pursuing their dream of homeownership. when there is chaos, there is often opportunity keep in mind. abc 7 news reporter david louie introduces you to a family that just move into their first home during these very uncertain times. >> reporter: it's a big commitment to buy a house in a county where the median price is $1.4 million. that was giving schoolteacher david wolf and his wife karina reason to consider moving away to buy a house due to their moderate income. but they moved into this three-bedroom, two-bath san jose house two weeks ago thanks to a
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special program for teachers, special service workers. their children couldn't be happier. how do you like your new house? >> very good. >> reporter: housing for a silicon valley administers the loan program. the pandemic gave some potential a a people cold feet. >> some say no because of the pandemic we're moving forward. >> reporter: the family had 3% saved up toward a 20% down payment. empower fills the gap with a 17% loan funded by a bond measure passed by voters four years ago. >> a lot of people told us that right now wasn't the time to do it, and, you know, like you hear a lot of comments but for us it was a sacrifice we're going to do for our kids. >> reporter: the pan ddemic may have helped in one regard. there is a limit of $800,000 on the purchase price. it's not as difficult now. each of these houses in san jose
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is under $800,000. homeownership is a major commitment but has a positive impact on the family. >> we were in a second floor apartment and always felt like we were bothering neighbors below us and we felt like the children shouldn't be -- we didn't want them to play because of the noise but feel like we're taking away their childhood. >> reporter: they have a floor to play in and mom and dad don't have to pay the home until they sell or refinance. david louie, abc 7 news. >> good for them. we wish them all the luck in the world. we'll check in with spenlser cri -- spencer christian and check out the weather. it still fairly cool. >> it is. it's cooled down a lot since yesterday actually because we have a deepening marine layer and sea breeze. you can see the 24 hour temperature change shows us that it's ten degrees cooler in san francisco right now than at this time yesterday up to nine degrees cooler in many locations
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near the bay. here is the view from the tower looking out over san francisco. you can see a few cloud shadows over the city as the low clouds are advancinadvancing. 58 in san francisco right now. 66 oakland. mid to upper 70s at mountain view and san jose and 86 gilroy and 56 at pacificia. here is the view from emeryville. 88 in santa rosa and 95 fairfield and 90 at concord and livermore and as we look down on to the bay, san francisco from the mountain camera. these are our forecast. foggy coast and bay conditions overnight and into tomorrow morning of course. much cooler pattern beginning tomorrow. looks like it's begun already but it will continue tomorrow and there is a chance of rain on friday and saturday. meanwhile, air quality will be improving. today is a spare the air day and we have two more tomorrow and thursday mainly because of poor air quality in the north bay but notice the greens are indicating
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good air quality is expected in virtually every other region the next two days and on friday and saturday if things stay as they are now, there will probably not be spare the air alerts. forecast animation shows lots of low clouds and fog pushing out over the bay and locally inland overnight, early tomorrow morning it will be hanging around during the morning commute and pull back to the coastline for the most part in the daytime tomorrow. overnight low temperatures will be mainly in the low to mid 50s. relatively seasonally cool night i guess you could call it and tomorrow highs will range from only 58 at half moon bay to 62 san francisco and 68 oakland. inland east bay around or above 80. down in the south bay mainly mid to upper 70s. north bay highs in the mid 70s, as well and as we skip ahead now to friday, notice we have a little rainfall system, rainmaker coming our way friday around midday or so it's expected to produce light rain into the afternoon hours and into the overnight hours on saturday.
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then a second wave is likely to swing through on saturday expected to produce rainfall. the forecast models are all over the place in terms of rain fall measurements but generally we're looking at maybe .15 to .2 or higher in san francisco. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. two more spare the air days tomorrow and thursday as the cooling continues. in fact, the coolest day of the forecast period will likely be saturday. mid 70s inland, upper 60s around the bay. upper 50s on the coast and then early next week, a little bit of a warming trend, bright mild to warm autumn days on monday and tuesday. >> nice. >> all right. looking forward to that. thank you, spencer. well, art meets the times. the packed new exhibit that is more than just a sign of the times. >> what's in a name? it takes to get something named after you, dan. you should know the answer to this. where can a healthier heart lead you? for people with heart failure taking entresto,
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the california academy of science in san francisco is reopening a week from today. october 13th to the 22nd will be reserved for members and donors. the public can visit beginning october 23rd. advanced reservations are required and everybody aged 3 and up must wear a mask. 2020 is a year we're not likely to forget for a long time. historians will remember it one way but what about the artists? abc 7 news reporter wade fre
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freedman got a taste of their takes at the museum. >> reporter: imagine a room filled with transcribe bugibula 2020 put on the wall. it's a reality now. >> i'm still trying not to cry. >> reporter: when linda walked through the door today, she did so as an artist exhibiting. she had been working on this piece when 2020 stepped in. >> it became very personal when my son came down with covid. >> reporter: the work from 76 0 regional artists. >> we thought we'd get a few hundred submissions. in a two-week window, we had 11,500 submissions. >> reporter: this came when it had an open featuring blind submissions by mostly unknowns. two of the themes, coronavirus and black lives matter. >> did they have to put it so high? >> yes. >> reporter: andrea teaches art
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to elementary kids in the east bay having her afro afro afro ao cemented. >> this is the biggest thing in my career as an artist. she's the epitome of every strong black woman that is living and passed away. >> reporter: you're likely to find every medium from porcelain masks to sculptures to photography. >> they are silhouettes and you can't tell if they're emerging or disappearing. and that was done intentionally. >> reporter: on the subject of emerging, he took up art seriously about a year ago. now he's hanging here. >> it's called learn empathy. most people look in the mirror and see their issues and not willing to understand others issues. >> reporter: that won't be happening in this room. the exhibit runs through january. at the d'young museum, wade
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stocks tumble today after president trump announced he was halting talks with democrats about another coronavirus stimulus plan. the president said he wanted to wait until after the election. the dow jones saw a point swing of more than 600 points and closed the day down 376. the president's move comes after nancy pelosi and steve mnuchin have been negotiating and trading proposals for several days. mr. trump took to twitter again today to say he's feeling great after spending three days in the hospital to get treatment for the coronavirus. the outbreak at the white house is still growing with at least 24 confirmed cases. 13 of the people infected were at the ceremony for judge amy coney barrett. steven miller is the last
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member of the administration to test positive, i should say the latest member of the administration to test positive for coronavirus. miller is a senior advisor at the president. he's been self-isolating and working remotely for the last five days. miller had attended the presidential debate preparation session. and back here in the bay area, oakland international opened its free test site for passengers who want to visit hawaii without the quarantine. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield has the story. >> reporter: oakland airport officials are enduring all airport employees to get tested for covid-19. one of the first in line at the airport's test site this morning was the county's under sheriff whose deputies handle security at airport. he hopes his staff will take advantage of the free test site. >> our deputies are out working in the streets and jails, working in the courts. they're around a lot of people and being able to be tested on a regular and consistent basis would give all of us peace of mind. >> reporter: travelers can get tested, too. the results come back in 15
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minutes. but officials recommend you do this at least one day before your flight, not the day of. >> you want to allow enough time because what if the test is positive? you want to be able to give yourself opportunity to change flights, change your travel plans, go to your doctor. >> reporter: the test is free. quite a contrast to the test being offered at san francisco's airport by united airlines. for $250 each. oakland officials say they wanted to make testing available for everyone and partnered with city health to make it happen. >> city health gets grants through the cares act. so there is federal funding involved in this. so that funding is being used to help everyone, anyone who wants to get tested. >> reporter: travelers we spoke with really like the idea. >> i think that it's nice for, you know, if you're like already on your way somewhere but you're not sure, you know, you still want to get tested.
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>> reporter: this test site is not in the airport terminal. it a couple miles away here on earhardt road so build in time for that. you also need an appointment. we have the link on our website at abc7news.com. a amy hollyfield, abc 7 brks krrb thanksgiving is the business est holidays for travel. dr. to travel around thanksgiving. >> most people in this country will have a relatively normal thanksgiving. in other areas of the country, it's going to be hold off and have immediate family. make sure you do it in a way that people wear masks. >> dr. fauci says you should still avoid large crowds of people. europe is tightening down on travel in some spots as covid-19 cases start picking back up
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again. abc 7 news reporter julia mcfarland has details. >> reporter: europe is in the grip of a second wave, paris on maximum alert shutting down for two weeks to try to stem the rise in cases. bars and sports centers will be closed and restaurants half to implement tougher safety restrictions. meanwhile, spain that has the highest covid-19 rate on the continent has put its capital madrid and 3 million people under lockdown. bars and restaurants must close at 10:00 p.m. a ban on groups larger than six and any essential travel is permitted outside home regions. in the u.k., boris johnson's government facing criticism over a technical glitch that missed out counting more than 16,000 new cases in the daily tally. >> this was due to a failure in the automated transfer of files from the labs to the data systems. >> reporter: the glitch meaning that thousands of people were not put through contact tracing. it's the latest embarrassment after the government's track and
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trace program has run into repeated delays and technically difficulties. more to come here. we already know that not everyone is compiling with the mask mandate but bay area bus drivers are the pain is always around the corner.o
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all right. time for the four at spencer and larry joining us. almost all of the riders are
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compiling with the mask mandate but that doesn't mean there aren't problems. about 86% of riders are compiling with the mandate over a four-month period that began in late april, however, muni says there were dozens of incidents involving masks in that time frame. nine of 31 assaults on operators were mask related and 63 of the 120 reported verbal altercationinaltercations involving masks. we all had this conversation many, many times. larry, you're wearing yours. i'll start with you. why can't people cooperate and wear a mask when they get on a bus or any public place? it's not that hard. >> i don't have the slightest idea. i'm representing the 50th state where i'm from. i want to get that out. if you were to go to a hospital for a procedure and the doctor and the nurses were in the operating room and they said you know what? we're not feeling it today. we're going to just express our
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freedom and take our masks off. okay? how long would you sit around for that surgery? you'd be out the door in 30 seconds. >> no, it's a good point. >> come on. >> spencer? what do you think? >> i feel exactly the same way larry feels. i'd like to express myself in hasher terms because i have little sympathy with people who refuse to wear the masks for whatever reason when they are exposing other people to their germs. it just -- >> selfish. >> yeah. >> i don't know what is going on in their heads. >> i'll say on a personal note, my cousin drives for muni and i hope you'll wear masks to protect him and he will of course, protect you. because he's in there for eight hours at a time. >> great point. >> all right. so about 40 people who have been stranded on two different islands in the south pacific for more than six months are going home. 25 people that live on easter island have been
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tihiti. there is only one airline that and that route was suspended since the pandemic hit. french authorities sending a plane. they have to quarantine for 14 days. larry, i know you know what i'm thinking. >> i think we should go cover this story and if i get stranded for six months ocn a tropical island, we'll have to make due with the coconuts and go fishing every day. >> mangos. exactly. >> yeah, it will be tough. when do we leave? >> right away. spencer, what do you think? >> well, you know, i guess if you have to be stranded anywhere, that sounds like a good venue and location. i'm sure these folks will be happy to get back home. >> yeah. >> yeah, i'm sure. it's a nice place to be but i'm sure you get a little island pooe fever. it's isolated. >> if you think your dog is excited when it sees your face,
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you're wrong. while doings are excited to see you, their brains are not hard wired to focus on faces, which is interesting. they can't distinguish between the front and back of a head. >> that can't be correct. >> i don't believe that. >> are determining whether they're seeing another dog or human, not actual faces signals like cescent are important. this is important for dogs but not our pearl that looks into our face all the time. >> you're not convipsnceconvinc? >> no. >> we know dogs depend on sense of smell. o cf1 o >> right. i'm surprised at this finding. but i have no evidence on which to base a counter argument. so i guess i'll have to go along with it. >> kristen, do you buy it? >> do we know if they used representative dogs? >> that's a good question. i want to know. i want to know. okay.
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well, you guys, this part i do know. do you know that mr. dan ashley our dear friend and partner here has a sandwich named after him? this is true. ikes love and sandwiches, you know them in the bay area offering $7 tuesdays and on that list is sandwich number 777, the dan ashley. get it? abc 7, 77. the dan ashley is available at the nearly 50 bay area restaurants and shops and there are 80 stores nationwide. ike himself is apparently joining us live. hi, there. ike, it's so good to see you. >> hi. thanks for having me. appreciate it. >> please, tell us, as i munch on this delicious dan ashley sandwich which is in it and how did you come up with it or dan? >> yeah, you, dan. do you remember the story? >> yeah, you asked me -- i'm a big sandwich guy and you asked me what my favorite sandwich was
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and you told me you wanted to name one after me, which i was honored. it's turkey, cheese, lettuce, mustard or god father sauce and pepperchi pepperchini. >> that's what is good in the kick. i love it. mmm. >> so when he came in, he wanted a turkey sandwich and we wanted the ike spin on there. so instead of a basic turkey, based on the ike's god father sauce in there and gives it a distant flavor from a turkey sandwich that you can get at any other sandwich shop out there. >> ike, we should point out, you have really had a sandwich named after me in others for a long period of time but you have really expanded in the last few years. you have 50 stores in the bay area and you're opening your 80th now. where are you, exactly? >> today i'm in miami. we opened the first east coast ikes three or four days ago.
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we have a grand opening this weekend. when we met, we only had four locations back then. that's eight years ago. >> would you attribute most of that growth to the sandwich named after me? would that be a fair statement? [ laughter >> yeah, absolutely. if it wasn't for the dan ashley at ikes, i don't know where ikes would be right now. >> my goodness. i know you have sandwiches named after a lot of bay area lipeopl matt cain, a lot of giants. let's see -- >> we got seth curry, as well. >> uh-huh. >> madison bumgarner. >> it's a good sandwich. ike makes a great sandwich and i'm honored to have one named after me. it's literally my favorite sandwich. he put the ingredients i like. >> i feel like you bit dan ashley's head off. >> would not be the first time. >> get it. >> violent. wow. well, congratulations. >> you guys are making me hungry.
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>> uh-huh. no, seriously, they do a good job. >> well, ike, congratulations on your success. really, the growth is tremendous and with the pandemic, it must have been tricky but you're doing okay, obviously. >> we're doing all right. it's a testament to the fans out there that are still buying sandwiches even in these tough times and truly appreciative of that. if it wasn't for them, we'd be in big trouble right now. >> ike, we got 30 seconds left but i'm going to have larry and spencer and myself tell you what our sandwich would be in case you ever want to expand your menu line. so mine would have fried chicken and saracha sauce along with your famous dirty sauce, of course and also pickled cucumbers. they are pickled but more spicy pickle. that's mine. >> that's quite exotic. ike, i'm more of a wrap guy
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because i'm trying to get the carbs out. a turkey wrap. something similar to dan's but less bread, if you don't mind. >> spencer? >> yeah, i'm a big turkey fan, also. i really like a simple sandwich. i like roasted turkey breast on like a whole grain or thin whole grain or flaxseed with lettuce and mustard. that's it. >> and a bottle of wine. >> that's the most important part of spencer's sandwich. >> of course. >> byow. >> thanks, ike. very kind of you to come on. >> bring your own wine. >> i'm honored. >> you're welcome. appreciate to have you as a friend for awhile, dan. thanks for being there since the beginning. >> thanks, brother. appreciate it. that is this edition of four at 4:00. our best to ike. we'll be right back. it's good, right now, we could all use some comforting words, so here it goes: melty, melty, tasty, grilly, juicy, sizzle.
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the a's took on the houston astros but the result was similar to yesterday. the a's lost 5-2. they trail 2-0 in the series. it's a best of five so they will need to win the next three games or of course, they will be eliminated from the post-season. now, to your voice, your vote. just about 24 hours from now, california senator kamala harris will face-off with vice president mike pence in the
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single lone vice presidential debate and on the eve of the event in salt lake city, there is now differing opinions on the plan to put a plexiglass divider between the candidates. pence does not want one, harris does. the disagreement comes as president trump and several white house and republican staffers and leaders are being treated for covid-19. abc 7 news anchor liz has more on what to expect tomorrow night. >> reporter: for many of us here in the bay area, we've watched senator kamala harris for years rising through the political ranks but we've never seen her like we'll see her this week facing off with vice president mike pence in the first and only vice presidential debate. >> i think we're going to see a different type of approah tomorrow night. >> reporter: debbie was a long-time friend and advisor to senator harris who in 2016 helped her prep for debating during her run for the senate. if there is one thing she knows about harris, she'll do her homework. >> she'll go from the briefing binder to one page and index
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cards left over as her years as a law student. >> reporter: dennis chair of the republican party says senator harris shouldn't under estimate pence who is largely pralsed for his debate in 2016 when he took on then democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine. >> mike is genuine and his in l intellect is under estimated and he's quick on his feet and he'll give camille harris all she can hand handle. >> reporter: with the president testing positive for covid-19, the two campaigns are at odds over whether plexiglass should separate them. harris is in favor while pence who heads up the coronavirus task force is not. the issue of the virus sure to be front and center. >> you can draw the contrast out how administration has really, you know, treated the coronavirus. >> reporter: she believes pence
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will go after harris' record in california and her stand on immigration and health care and given biden's age, he's 77 and the president's covid-19 diagnosis, both v.p. candidates are in the spotlight. >> it will be an important debate. the abc 7 news has comprehensive information for voters. you can find out how to register to vote and get a breakdown of statewide propositions all at abc7news.com. >> all right. let's update the weather forecast. cooler weather is coming. >> uh-huh. spencer, tell us about it. okay. we got a deepening marine layer that will be far reaching tonight across the bay and local inland with low temperatures mainly in the low to mid 50s. then tomorrow, look for a bright day, a little bit of haze. highs will range from upper 50s to the costa upper 60s around the bay shoreline to mainly low 80ist inland but the cooling will continue as we go into thursday and friday.
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the next two days will be spare the air days. the weekend is going to bring light rain on friday and saturday followed by brighter, sunnier days on monday and tuesday. >> thank you, spencer. >> that's it. the sharks spending a little time off the ice today. up next, how their lending a hand to some people that could really use it right now. >> that's coming up and new at 5:00, the rescue of injured national guard troops on the fire lines in northern california and testin and tracking covid-19, the network that could get students back to school. also at 5:00, the 100-year-old former world war ii pilot and his 70-year-old bride vowing to rebuild after their home was reduced to rubble. those stories and a lot more where can a healthier heart lead you? for people with heart failure taking entresto, it may lead to a world of possibilities. entresto helped people stay alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby.
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hockey side of the sharks is getting ready. foundation giving back to fans struggling in the pandemic. dustin dorsey shows us how the
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team is working to provide meals to people in east san jose. >> it's opportunity for us to help folks who just need it. if we can give time and little bit of heavy lifting, chance to do so is remarkable. sharks foundation and -- are here at middle school, helping out city team with the mobile pantry. came to the foundation from the grant cycle. cosponsored grant was community assist grant. when we saw the opportunity to sponsor city teams' mobile pantry big deal for us. >> food insecure, since the lockdown, it's gone through the roof. literally registered thousands of new households, for many the first time ever come for help. great to bring food where people live, learn and play.
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>> just want to say thank you to people providing us, helping us with all these things. my husband is only one who is working and i have two daughters and expecting another baby. so it's -- these food pantries help us a lot. >> with partnership we serve 250 households on monthly basis. providing just really great food. including a lot of fresh produce and dairy to families going through difficult time. >> pandemic has opened up a lot of opportunities for us to get involved in the community. this was just another opportunity to physically and financially get our hands dirty to help out the community members in east san jose really in need in these challenging times. >> great work there. thanks for
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former combat pilot rebuilding after the glass fire. he's 100 years old and newly wed. race to save memorabilia and pets. firefighters exposed to carbon monoxide, most back on the front lines of the glass fire tonight. mask mandate on the muni drivers forced to police passengers who refuse to follow the rules. and equity in covid-19 testing and affecting the opening. spare the air alerts not over yet, just expanded another time. >> announcer: building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news. >> signs of hope for weary firefighters battling the massive glass fire in sonoma and napa counties. 50%

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