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is just getting started. grab a flashlight because lights are going out in high risk areas in the bay area and some people may not get it back until friday. i'm spencer christian with a look at high fire danger because of strong, dry, gusty winds. i'l have details coming up. >> they keep telling me i need to keep waiting so i'm like how much longer do i keep waiting? until i can't even feed my own child? >> that mother lost her job, her home and her unemployment benefits living in her car, she turns to michael finney and 7 on your side. these power lines keep our lights on. our refrigerators running and cell phones charged. that's what thousands will have to live without as pg&e starts shutting off the power tonight to prevent wildfires. good evening. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley.
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thank you for joining us. this map highlights where people are likely to be affected by the public safety power shut off. in total 22,000 local pg&e customers could lose power. the shut offs are starting now in the north bay and three counties, napa, sonoma. it a fresh round for residents who lived through fires, smoke and other power outages. let's go to abc 7 news cornell bernard live in st. helena. >> reporter: dan and ama, if folks haven't been through enough, thousands could lose power again. it's in the name of safety but the timing is really tough. >> i'm stocked up on batteries, flashlights, i have more flashlights, lanterns. >> reporter: she has what napa needs. >> i'm here to service the community. >> reporter: she's assistant manager at outdoor supply hardware with a possible pg&e
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shut off hours away, most of the portable generators have sold out. >> this could do a refrigerator, couple lights. >> reporter: john was buying extra flashlight batteries and not happy about it. >> there is a general sense of disillusion to pg&e. i think one place seems to be under control and another place comes in after that. i don't like it. >> reporter: the utility says it has to cut power to thousands of bay area customers due to hot, dry windy conditions or risk sparking a fire from an active power line. >> at the end of the day, we have to stand by the side of safety and if necessary, we need to do this to prevent any emergencies from occurring. >> reporter: nancy lived through the glass fire. her st. helena dry cleaners was closed for a week due to power outages and evacuations. >> it's been dismal for everyone. >> reporter: she risks losing
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power again. >> when we can't work, we get behind, then people really need their garments and it's undo stress. >> reporter: mayor jeff elsworth wants locals to be ready but many expressed high anxiety over the fire. >> you come off an experience like that and think it's time to take breaths and recover and that recovery phase we're in but we have to stay alert. >> reporter: yes, stay alert and have a plan. pg&e says have flashlights and batteries handy. keep your cell phone charges, and have cash on hand and gas in your car because atms and gas stations could shut down in the event of an outage. pg&e says power could be restored by friday night at the latest. we're live in st. helena tonight, cornell bernard. >> tough for those folks. thank you, cornell. about 10,000 customers on the peninsula and south bay and east
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bay could lose power starting at 8:00 tonight. of this second wave, the biggest outages will hit alameda county. abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley joins us live from oakland, leslie? >> reporter: hi, i'm down here in montclair village. it's hot and dry but no wind yet but that red flag warning, that means that the power will begin shutting off most likely later tonight for businesses right down here that are barely hanging on because of covid restrictions and also for homes up in the hills. possible wind whipped power lines on dry brush hillsides is prompting pg&e to cut electricity to target zones starting wednesday night much of the oakland hills from grizzly peak and in the mount diablo foothills, these streets in east walnut creek. this family was told to expect a blackout by 10:00 p.m. that will
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last for 48 hours. they have an electric car, no way to plug it in. they work from home and their fifth grade son will be cut off from remote learning. >> the schools told me if we lose power, they will just give him a two-day past for not having to do any school work, but that doesn't help us out any. they don't really have a plan to make up for that somehow. >> reporter: pg&e says they are aiming to make this event less painful. >> we're also trying to make them shorter events and smaller events so we're really targeting areas trying to make it more pockets and targeted zones, rather than larger areas. >> reporter: this parking lot at march r the college is a charging station to juice up phones and computers. this mont claire restaurant own ser frustrated.
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>> first, the business is not good and then if they shut off the power, we have to shut the store down meaning there will be nobody here eating at my restaurant, which will affect my income. >> reporter: well, the owner you hear from there said the last psps he lost like 900, $1,000 in food. he hopes that doesn't happen again. this kind of shutdown for these businesses is somewhat disastrous, the whole hope is that it's a nice short shutdown. in mont claire, i'm leslie brinkley. >> thank you. happening u now, pg&e is holding an update. we're streaming it live and monitoring it. we'll bring you anything that impacts our local area. our weather team has important information on the winds and hot weather, dan. >> absolutely right, ama. watching closely because the next couple days will be critical. spencer christian is live with that part of our coverage tonight and the forecast,
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spencer? >> reporter: ok . >> dan and ama where the conditions are critical, it's much warmer, hotter as a matter of fact than you expect at this time of the evening this late into the fall. we have temperatures in the 90s in our inland areas and mid 80s and 70 on the coast and the wind gust, especially above 1,000 feet is getting stronger and stronger as we had predicted so those elements can contribute to high fire danger. the red flag warning will be in effect until midday friday for not only the hills but valleys of the north bay and east bay and santa cruz mountains, wind gusts could reach or exceed 50 miles per hour. our fuels, vegetation are exceedingly dry. relative humidity is low and that elevates concerns for fire and a wind 5d viadvisory from 1 tonight until 11:00 tomorrow morning for all of the north bay. there could be downed trees, maybe power lines and fuels are at record dry levels.
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here is some things we can do to protect ourselves. remove flammable fall vegetation, pack and update emergency kits and prepare evacuation routes in case we feel in danger and review insurance policies. i'll have the complete forecast and look when to expect a break in the heat a little later, dan and ama? >> thank you very much. if you want to see if your home is on the list of possible power shut offs, we have a helpful tool where you plug in your address to find out. you can find it on new details tonight about the moments that led up to a napa sheriff sergent shooting and killing a man last week. today the sheriff's department released video of the stop and wayne freedman spoke with the sheriff who explains why it ended in gunfire. >> reporter: this is napa county sheriffs body cam footage showing seconds leading up to a shooting that would cost juan garcia his life. it began with a routine traffic stop. tests would later show garcia's
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blood whole level at .338. >> it is almost four times the legal limit. >> reporter: the sheriff's department says this escalated when mr. garcia got out of the car and advanced on the sheriff with his hands behind his back fearing a weapon, ackman fired six times. [ gunshots ]. >> you shoot until the threat is eliminated, and that's what he did. >> people tend to hide firearms in their back. we've all seen it on tv. we've all seen it in real life. the manner in which he had his hand behind his back, it was in a position that looked like he was grasping something. >> reporter: juan garcia's family did not return calls from abc 7 news today. they have hired an attorney who has seen the video. she says sergeant ackman did not give the victim enough time or enough warning. >> we don't see the officer saying show me your hands, get on the ground. we don't see the officer retreating more than a few
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seconds. we don't see the dashcam video that would show that juan's hands were empty. we don't see an immediate threat of death of serious bodily injury presented by juan and we don't see the officer warning juan that he's about to use deadly force. >> reporter: so clearly, we have not heard the end of this. the major crimes task force is conducting an independent investigation. the sheriff said in his opinion the shooting was justified. in napa, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> thank you, wayne. police are investigating the disappearance of a police believe the animal was taken overnight. sky 7 was over the been -- habitat. with fewer than three weeks until the election, if you have
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voting questions, we're getting answers for you right now. here is a live look at the voting 2020 q and a session happening on our abc 7 news facebook page. liz kreutz is getting viewer questions answered by voting experts. log on to our facebook page to get your questions answered live. the event runs until 7:00 tonight. as i said, it going on now. tomorrow at this time, you'll be watching abc news host a town hall with democratic presidential nominee joe biden. you can watch live starting at 5:00 p.m. here on abc 7 and our connected tv apps on roku, amazon fire, android tv and apple tv. because of the pandemic, rents in san francisco are dropping but that's not enough to keep some people in the bay area. and if you're working from home, are you working efficiently? artificial intelligence can now analyze your
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taking california for a ride. companies like uber, lyft, doordash. breaking state employment laws for years. now these multi-billion-dollar companies wrote deceptive prop 22 to buy themselves a new law. to deny drivers the rights they deserve. no sick leave. no workers' comp.
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no unemployment benefits. vote no on the deceptive uber, lyft, doordash prop 22. one ride california doesn't want to take. doordash prop 22. when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach. and expanding health services and child care to those in need. for state senate, democrat dave cortese.
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president trump's son baron had coronavirus according to melania trump boaron tested positive with his parents but since tested negative. a look at the latest headlines. the bay area seen a total of 109,549 cases since the start of the pandemic. santa clara county is in the orange tier so restaurants, movie theaters and places of worship were able to allow people inside today. in san francisco, more than 180 outdoor playgrounds reopened today. there will be city monitors at
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each park to keep an eye on capacity. visitors can only stay for 30 minutes if there are others in the park and parents are asked to make sure their kids are social distancing and wears m k masks. certainly no surprise a study found that rents are cratering in san francisco. the median price for a studio is down 31% from last year. it's now $2,285 a month and a one-bedroom dropped 24% to just over $2800 a month. two-bedrooms are down 2 21% to $3900 a month matt boon looks at what this means for the rest of the bay area. >> reporter: all you have to do is walk around a few blocks and the statistics turn into this. people moving out of the city. in this case we bumped into lisa moving up to the north bay. 20 years of city living packed up in a single day. >> when you say i left my heart in san francisco, i really will be leaving it. >> reporter: but with remote
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work and her own business struggling, lisa says it was time for a change. >> i just wanted more space, more nature, and to be in the outdoors, so i'm leaving the city. >> reporter: she's clearly not alone. rents for a studio apartment in san francisco have gone down 3131 1 311 -- 3 1%. santa clara, san mateo and alameda also. >> you have a hyper inflated market. while rent is down by 30% in some complexes, that doesn't mean the entire city is on sale. >> reporter: david stark is with the association of realtors and says while prices are going down in the city, it a different story elsewhere. >> we may not see the big drops in the out lying suburbs because the demand for housing in these communities is still very high. >> reporter: not only are people like lisa moving from the city to the suburbs but less stock there to begin with. >> we have decades of job
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creation in the san francisco bay area but not decades of new housing opportunity creation and we're still dealing with that during covid-19. >> reporter: some places are still seeing increases like sacramento which according to had a 16% increase for studios compared to last september. >> because everybody is coming here. >> reporter: she moved out of san francisco to sacramento in may. noticing others from the bay area have followed. >> a lot more space to move around. you're not stuck in traffic and people bike everywhere. it a lot more accessible. i'm not surprised at all. >> reporter: in san francisco, matt boon, abc 7 news. >> how well are you managing your time working from home? do you find yourself taking breaks to raid the refrigerator or killing time between meetings? a calendar analyzer has the ability to make us more productive. it's part of the changing workplace as we build a better bay area.
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david louie shows us what it did. >> reporter: juggling meetings and finding private time to focus on projects have never been tougher. co-workers are working from home. there is a platform called clockwise. >> what clockwise will do is automatically long f automatically is look for the best time for that event on your calendar and attendees but a series of algorithmalgorithms. >> reporter: the san francisco based company is trying to address the research, 41% of our workday is wasted time spent on email, collaboration tools and dead time between meetings. the result is a loss of productivity. >> we always have cancelling meetings, nowhere to fit it. no good time to find that one on one. a lot of that isn't happening now. >> reporter: jeff gibson is an engineering manager at a global software company that started using clockwise three months ago. he
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calendars. >> engineers is difficult to refaux cut r focus on a problem. >> reporter: some people see it as snooping. you can opt out. however for employees dealing with work from home child care and unexpected issues, the platform can be help. >> clockwise will move meetings that might be in conflict with the child care block to other times. that makes it really simple. >> reporter: another company found employees gained 1.5 hours of additional time for meetings per week, an increase of 12%. david louie, abc 7 news. >> research by clockwise before the pandemic showed the average worker spends one hour and five minutes reading news sites and 44 minutes engaged in social media. wildfires as we've reported st
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what? never. are you kidding me? for years, the residential burden has gone up. while the corporate burden has gone down. prop 15 reverses that. it closes corporate loopholes and invests in schools, small business, and firefighters. and when the big corporations pay more, your tax bill goes down. that's right. a savings of a hundred twenty-one dollars a year for the average home. give homeowners a break. vote yes on 15.
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proposition 16 takes some women make as little as 42% of what a man makes. voting yes on prop 16 helps us fix that. it's supported by leaders like kamala harris and opposed by those who have always opposed equality. we either fall from grace or we rise. together. proposition 16 provides equal opportunities, levelling the playing field for all of us. vote yes on prop 16. to wear a mask out in public around other people. sure it'll keep you healthy. but more importantly, i won't have to see your happy smiling face. ugh. and if you don't want to wear a mask, i've just got one thing to tell you. scram, go away. ugh. caring for each other because we are all in this together. so wear a mask and have a rotten day, will ya? ugh.
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pg&e is turning off power to thousands as we speak. in all 22,000 customers could lose their electricity in the bay area tonight. beginning at 6:00 p.m., the utility began turning off power in areas of napa, salolano and sonoma. at 8:00 it will be cut off in
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alameda, contra costa and san mm m mateo. because of extreme fire conditions, the utility needs to cut power to prevent wildfires that is frustrating to people bu a safety precaution and the weather is a critical factor. >> yeah, absolutely. so let's get to spencer christian to find out how hot and how windy it going to be, spencer? >> okay. ama and dan to recap what is happening with weather that's creating this concern about fires, we've got strong gusty offshore flow. as those winds flow offshore down slope, they come press and get drier and warmer and of course, that raises the risk for fires. let's take a look with the wind gusts getting a little stronger above 1,000 feet gusts above 25 miles per hour. some spots and likely to get stronger overnight. here is a live view looking northward.
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it is 75 at san francisco, oakland 79, 87 mountain view and 86 san jose and 83 gilroy and 64 half moon bay and some warmer readings for you as we look westward from emeryville. 91 right now at santa rosa. in fact, low 90s at napa, fairfield, concord and livermore at this hour at this point in the season and 88 in the cool spot and forecast features. critical fire conditions will be with us through friday. record heat is possible. i'm talking about record afternoon high temperatures and record high overnight low temperatures. that's how warm it going to be next two nights. much cooler patter begins on sunday but that's still about four days away. so here is a look at the red flag warning in effect until 11:00 a.m. friday. winds will be generally out of the north, northeast gusting to 45, 50 miles per hour perhaps higher at times. we have very low relative humidity, dry fuels or dry
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vegetation. fires can start or spread easily, quickly under those conditions. some things we can do to protect ourselves and our property, remove flammable fall vegetation, pack and update our emergency kits, prepare several evacuation routes in case we find ourselves in danger and review insurance policy. on we go to tonight. clear, windy and warm with overnight lows in the low to mid 60s in most locations. perhaps a little cooler in some north bay valley locations and then tomorrow's highs in the south bay mid to upper 90s. 95 san jose 95 los gatos. on the peninsula, mid-90s tomorrow from redwood sit tlty mountain view and pacificia and half moon bay and 89 tomorrow, perhaps higher. mid to upper 90s all over the north bay. east bay highs mid to low 90s and near 100 in some spots. here is the accuweather
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seven-day forecast. it could be even a couple degrees hotter on friday. so both days we have the red flag warning in effect. remember, the heat will ease just a bit on saturday but actual cooling that we can feel will make us feel better will begin on sunday. that will continue through the middle of negligenxt week. as the cooling continues, those temperatures will still be two or three degrees above average for this time of the year. we can't get to fall weather yet. give us a week or a year, maybe we will. >> thank you so much. a bungled claim leaves a mom and her little boy living in their car. i'm michael finney. straight ahead, the
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he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. six months after the pandemic threw millions out of work, 600,000 californians are still waiting for their first unemployment checks. what happened to them after all these months? >> 7 on your side has found it's
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been life changing for many. michael, it a heartbreaking story. >> it a heartbreaking story for sure. look, she's not the only one. the bottom line is while the edd fumbles these claims, some people's lives are being totally wrecked. let me introduce you to a woman whose literally out in the wilderness with her little boy. shelby hues and her little boy were all smiles as they celebrated the new year. the single mom she made a good life renting a nice house in berkeley. calan made friends and shelley sold life insurance and waited tables on the side. when the pandemic hit, it came crashing down. >> i made a life for myself and now it gone just like that. >> shelby lost both jobs and edd denied her benefits. to this day they cannot explain why. >> i just started losing everything one by one. >> now this station wagon is
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their home. >> this is calan, my 4-year-old son. >> a boy's energy too big for a car. >> being in the car changed him a lot. he throws a lot of temper tantrums and stuff. he's never been like that before. >> calan doesn't know why he can't go home. >> he went from having his own room and going to daycare every day and seeing his friends and now to just me in a car or camping. >> shelby had applied for unemployment in march but she didn't earn enough from her waitress job to qualify. edd awarded her benefit from the contract job and she got the first payment. >> i got really excited and hopeful we'll get our money and be able to get a place. >> however, the first payment was also her last. >> i called them for the millionth time and asked them when it happened. >> no one at edd could explain
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why her payments suddenly stopped. >> i have to wait for a specialist to call me and i said every time you guys say that nobody ever calls me. and the number that you guys give me nobody ever answers. >> it so heartbreaking for us to hear that. we don't want to see people frustrated trying to get through the call center. >> they keep telling me that i need to keep waiting and i'm like how much longer do i keep waiting? until i can't even feed my own child? >> shelby packed two lives into one car. >> for somebody like me who has no family, it makes situations like this almost impossible. >> she tries to make a car into a home. >> this right here is like his play room. it got all of his toys. these seats back here they lay down so i make a bed out of all the blankets. >> each night is a frightening one. >> the camp sites get scary because there is not a lot of people camping during the week and stuff. just the other night, somebody tried to open our door.
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>> mountain lion. >> there was a mountain lion. >> it was the biggest scare yet in the middle of the night. >> i felt something push on the back of the car. i was like what is that? i peeked through the sheet and it was a huge mountain lion sniffing our back window. it was the scariest thing i ever had to deal with. >> if they could get her edd benefits, everything could go back to the way it was. >> i called them for the millionth time, they didn't know what was going on with my case. i had one guy. >> calan is restless in the in e >> he'd seen a swimming pool across the parking lot. >> we don't have a membership, baby. >> no, no, i want to go in the pool because it will close soon. >> he grows more agitated, another thing he can't have. >> i love you so much. >> it breaks my heart.
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i feel like a failure all the time. all i want to do is make a life for my little boy. he's all i care about. i try to tell edd i understan, i'm just another claim. i'm just another number, but to me, this is my life. >> shelby emails edd again, again an automated replay, thank you for your question. >> i feel like some days i'm just going to lose it. i can't take it anymore. is this really what i was meant to do? is this why i was put here to just go through all this pain? >> right now, night is falling. >> he's been saying he wants to go home a lot. >> she finds a place to camp behind a hotel next to a bush, safe, yet hidden. >> i feel like better when there is more people around, not in the middle of nowhere you know what i mean. >> dinner? >> there is left over mcdonald's. he has chicken nuggets.
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>> she turns a car into a bed covering windows to hide themselves. mother and son alone in the park. >> all those people at edd and everything, i'm pretty much placing our lives in their hands and we're just another claim. i was literally begging to help save me and my little boy from having to sleep with one eye open. >> if only this year could end the way it began. shelby is worried she's not a failu failure, she isn't. edd is. we've contacted the agency. we're demanding answers. why is this mom out there in the wilderness living in a car with her kid, which she clearly at least to us deserves these benefits. when they get back to us, if they get back to us, they will, we'll let you know what's happening. we'll let you know what is happening with them too. i'll report back. heartbreaking. >> it is heartbreaking. makes you sick. i hate thinking of them out there tonight again. thank you, michael.
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well, it education week here at abc 7 news as we work to build a better bay area. pandemic learning pods went from unknown to normal. tonight, see how some south bay families are making it work. . you have less than 30 minutes left to get your election questions answered live on our abc 7 news facebook page. abc 7 news anchor liz kreutz is hosting a q and a session with experts. log on to get your
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the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail.
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all this week we're focussing efforts to built a better bay area on the status of education. pandemic pods may be a buzz word phrase now but a couple of months ago, they were brand-new with many parents asking how do they do that? how do they work? melanie woodro caught up with a group of san jose moms found a way to create a pod on the budget. >> indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: these 9-year-olds are certain to remember their fourth grade year vividly as are their moms. san jose moms created a pandemic pod at the start of the school
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year. >> we got to do things together and play together. >> i like that we get to see our friends. >> if you need help with something, instead of having to ask your parents, you can ask friends. >> reporter: west fall has twins and the other moms have one child to participate in the pod. >> we were trying to figure out something that could support our kids in distance learning but also provide some stability and those of us that needed to go to work. >> it was a financial challenge to hire a tutor or a nanny. >> reporter: so the women came up with a plan. mondays, tuesdays and thursdays they each take turns hosting all four children at their home. wednesdays the kids are with their own families and fridays they take turns with which family will host an extra day that week. >> thjack is really thriving. he's doing great. i think i under estimated the social impact. we find that the kids really
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miss each other when it's not a pod day. >> reporter: so much so jack admits after a wednesday at home alone with his mom, he can't wait for thursday to be back in the pod. >> 100%. >> reporter: there are multiple covid-19 precautions in place. the host home takes the temperatures of the children arriving. in each home the kids have their own devices, are socially distanced and face away from one another. >> so they can take their masks off during class. this is important to us. >> reporter: with masks on, they are able to help each other with lessons. >> so the question is how can you find the number of animals. >> reporter: and have active breaks, play time and p.e. >> that was the moment i went this is the best decision we ever made. >> reporter: there have been challeng challenges, small and large. >> one of the biggest challenges has been remembering what to bring on what day. >> reporter: despite those and the inevitable technical glitches, these moms say it was worth it. >> realize it doable. it was very daunting in the beginning.
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the idea of doing this all by ourselves. >> reporter: they estimate they are saving tens of thousands of dollars while getting to know each other a lot better. mel know woodro, abc 7 news. >> all this week our building a better bay area education team looks at virtual learning and for those who have returned to class, what in person classes look like. we'll also hear from teachers and parents about their biggest frustrations and what is working. for more, download the abc 7 news bay area app on your connected tv devices. it on roku, amazon fire, apple tv and android tv. just go to the building a better bay area section. coming up next, spencer joins us live with an update on the weather conditions that's prompting pg&e
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but i can't say i expected this. because it was easy. to fight these fires, we need funding - plain and simple. for this crisis, and for the next one. prop 15 closes tax loopholes so rich corporations pay their fair share of taxes. so firefighters like me, have what we need to do the job, and to do it right. the big corporations want to keep their tax loopholes. it's what they do. well, i do what i do. if you'ld like to help, join me and vote yes on prop 15.
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i'm voting 'yes' on prop 19. nineteen limits taxes on seniors. it limits property tax on people like me. nineteen limits taxes on wildfire victims. it says so right here. if 19 passes, seniors can move closer to family or medical care. i looked at moving but i can't afford the taxes. will you help california's most vulnerable? vote 'yes' on prop 19.
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new at 6:00 the california operator issued a flex alert for tomorrow. caliso is asking to reduce energy use from 3:ocho 00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. it has begun shuts off power because of high winds that will create high risk fire
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conditions. 22,000 customers that will be impacted are until the bay area. pg&e will restore power by 10:00 p.m. friday safety permitting. >> our estimate at this time based on weather forecast is that the event that will end in the morning on friday. somewhere between a range of, say, 8:00 in the morning to around noon, that four-hour range is when we anticipate the winds to decrease. >> as you can see on pg&e's website the power shut offs started in the north bay marked by the purple icons on the map. if you want to see if you're on the list of possible power shut offs if your home is impacted, go to where you can look it up with youred ed addre >> this is depending on the weather conditions, dan. >> no question about that. things are heating up in a significant way. spencer, you're looking at 100 degrees in the next couple days. >> that's true, dan and ama. we have challenging days coming
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up the next two days especially. let me give you a look at the red flag warning high fire danger. it going to be really hot in the only in the inland but around the bay and warm on the coast. strong, gusty winds offshore dry warm winds, gusting up to 50 miles per hour and this red flag warning applies not only to the hills and mountains but valleys also of the north bay and east bay along with the santa cruz mountains. a wind advisory will be in effect from 10:00 tonight to 11:00 tomorrow morning. this is for the north bay where we expect to see the strongest wind gust up to 50 miles per hour or higher. there is a possibility of downed trees, maybe a power line and of course, our fuels, our vegetation is at record dry levels. here is some things we can do to protect our property and persons. remove flammable fall vegetation, pack or update emergency kids, prepare several evacuation routes in case you find yourself in danger and review insurance policies. during the overnight hours, it
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will be clear and windy and warm with overnight low temperatures in the low to mid 60s and tomorrow's highs will range from 80s at the costa mid-90s around the bay shoreline to upper 90s to almost 100 inland. we might see a couple spots hitting 100 on friday which we expect to be the day of peak heating. it will start to cool on friday and will continue into next week. for the next couple days, we need to be alert and cautious. dan and ama? >> certainly. thank you, spencer. on to sports. a lot to talk about tonight. we have 49ers and baseball. >> larry? >> larry is here with that. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. i was just locked in for a second there. [ laughter ] i thought dan you were going to do the sports. you were doing so well there. jimmy g practiced with the niners today but will his ankle
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be okay for sunday? that's the question. the dodgers have been around since 1884 and made history today of the game no matter how far you go the pain is always around the corner. when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach.
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good evening. the 49ers are heading right into the teeth of their schedule starting this sunday night against the rams and the question is whether jimmy garoppolo is healthy enough to play. garoppolo is dealing with a high ankle sprain but was a full participant in today's practice.
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sat out for two games and came back last sunday pretty poor to be honest to the point where he was benched in the second half. niners coach kyle shanahan says playing through injuries is part of life in the nfl. >> hard to play at your best. loath lots of guys go out there but if you can play, you got to go out there and perform and i'll be the judge of that watching them throughout the week and he has a good week of practice and looks like it gives us the best chance to win, i won't hesitate. if it looks like it hurts in the game and prohibiting, we'll do what we did again. >> on to baseball, the dodgers frustrated. they took out all of the frustration against the braves. kyle wright making his post-season starting pitching debut. it did not go well. corey seager makes it 1-0. will smith 2-0. peterson 5-0. rio 6-0 like a nightmare on the
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mound for wright. new pitcher, same result. seager again 7-0 and with the bases loaded max muncy grand slam 11 dodger runs in the first. most in any inning by any team in play-off history. braves fans hanging around for this, surprisingly. cody bellinger 15-0 after a single. dodgers been around since 1884 and never scored more than 18. they are leading in the eighth 15-1. and abc 7 sports with election season coming around projects a dodger win tonight. zoom has become part of our everyday lives and one football coach has found a way to use zoom very well. san jose state running backs coach alonzo carter named the recipient of the 2020 zoom award for invasion bridging the divide. the zoom-topia award is equivalent to an oscar in the
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movies. coach cat ecarter used the plat to help, started small and grew to have thousands of people from high school and college coaches to the nfl. >> listen, learning, sharing your network. that was our theme and we talked about all the issues social unrest going on across the country, all the systemic racism and how can we uplift and help each other? it been a pleasure and honor to be part of something so big in this platform we'll continue to do in the most important thing for us as people in our community is always to go back, reach back, help somebody and share your experiences with each other. >> we love zo. he's awesome and a friend of the program. >> alabama football coach nick saban tested positive for the coronavirus. he has begun ten days of isolation. the 68-year-old said he was surprised by the result because he feels fine. bama has a huge game saturday with georgia.
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the crimson tide are looking at ways saban can communicate from home on game day. a big fight on saturday in vegas against lopez in a lightweight unification bout. this is how he trains this is hand eye coordination stuff but serious balance exercises. he is 14-1 regarded as perhaps the best pound for pound fighter in the world. >> ama, you know what dan calls that? >> what? >> his warmup. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> i wish. looks like a video trick. that stuff is hard to believe. thanks. >> he's a high-level athlete for sure. >> thanks. join us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the eletric is on now here in ca ca calastoga. that will change in the next couple hours.
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how homeowners feel about this in my story tonight at 11:0 0. is there is lemur on the loose. the animal disappeared from the zoo. what police are telling us about the break in. three weeks from tonight we'll know who will be the next president unless of course, large numbers of mail in ballots aren't counted or results are contested in the courts. three weeks to go in an election cycle that seemed long and especially bitter. as nasty and as flawed as our political process is at times, what a remarkable thing it is at it core. free people choosing freely who they want to lead one of the most remarkable countries on earth. countless millions around the world do not have that luxury. and yet, so many of us do not participate in the most fundamental aspect of a true democracy. the right to vote. the average turnout of the vop
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hoovers around 55% most years. my quick research shows that the last time we got into the 80% range was 1876, nearly 150 years ago. there is still time to register. and no pattmatter who you suppo everyone gets some skin in the game and votes. i always love to hear from you. let me know what you think. follow me @dan ashley, abc 7. thanks for
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