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so you don't wait for life. you live it. today san francisco became the first urban area in the state to expand its reopening plan into the yellow tier. disappointed and frustrated. california gives the go ahead for 49ers fans to return to the stadium. why santa clara county officials say not so fast. two more rounds of dangerous winds and dry conditions. hollywood comes to san francisco. check out this muni bus sawed in half and you can see right inside of it. i'll tell you what they're filming in my story. abc7 news starts right now. tonight san francisco becomes the first bay area county to move into the state's
yellow tier status. that's the least restrictive tier and means new reopenings. >> but wasn't just san francisco. napa county is moving forward from red to orange. only sonoma county remains in the most restrictive purple tier. >> first we start with abc7 news reporter luz pena who spoke with san francisco owners and they are excited. >> reporter: prior to covid-19, this is what a regular night at the irish pub looks like. it has been seven months since they last opened and this is the reality now. the decorations are still up and today they're feeling hopeful? i was surprised. >> today city officials elevated. its reopening to the yellow tier, aka the minimal level. >> reporter: next tuesday, october 27th, that is when
nonessential businesses are going to reopen. the next date to pick in mind is november 3rd. that's when bowling alleys as well as indoor pools will reopen. then theaters, zoos and aquariums can increase to 50% capacity. by mid-november bars like this one are on track to reopen with 50% capacity. >> planning to get my permits. >> reporter: according to california's covid-19 website, san francisco has a 1.5% health equity positivity rate. >> we are being equitable in our approach. >> reporter: next week fitness centers are allowed to go up to 25% capacity indoors. >> we're probably going to go to about 18%. not that full 25. >> reporter: in san francisco, luz pena. abc7 news. >> let's take you to the south bay where santa clara county is it very clear, professional sports venues and theme parks
will not reopen to guests. despite the state allowing that, amanda del castillo explains why. >> reporter: we've taken over the usual tailgating area. levi's stadium remaining empty and silence at great manager. santa clara county announcing it is going against guidelines that would allow theme parks to reopen at limited capacity. >> this is the worst thing to be doing at a time when california is beginning to see some light. >> reporter: the county receiving back lash from great america. in a statement saying, cedar fair is extremely disappointed and frustrated with the look of reasonable consideration given to the opening of california's most popular theme partial. state guidelines would allow levi stimd open doors to 49ers fans after 20% capacity with ticket sales restricted to a 120-mile radius. but the county isn't ready.
>> the only method of treatment for covid is to keep people apart. keep them masked. keep them socially distant. >> reporter: the 49ers organization says it will continue to collaborate with public health officials on a plan. in a statement for ongoing impacts saying we welcome our fans and their support of local businesses and vendors that are critical to our local economy, especially during these difficult times. abc7 news. meanwhile, don't count on a disneyland trip any time soon. theme parks can't until the county they're in are in the yellow tier. orange county is in the red tier. when the parks do reopen, they'll be limited to 25% capacity. today napa county became the first north bay county to enter the orange tier. that means restaurants, fitness
centers and movie theaters can move people inside, starting tomorrow. >> i don't think the rules make sense now. they're not consistent. why can i reopen but some other business cannot? >> county officials stress if covid cases rise, they could slip back. san quentin must cut its population in half following a coronavirus outbreak. inmates must be released or transferred. also prisoners over the age of 60 who have served at least 25 years of their sentence must be included in any release program. >> all the strategies in the state have excluded this when they're the obvious people to let out. they've aged out of crime. they're already old and they
face the highest rigs of covid because they are old and suffer from health problems. >> there are about 3400 inmates at the marin county hospital. it is estimate 75% have been infected. cdcr has received the ruling and will determine next steps. however we respectfully disagree with the court's determination as cdcr has taken extensive actions. new at 11:00, a new policy. they voted in favor of a lottery system for lowell high school. the school admits students based on grades and state text scores. due to the pandemic, it will be dropped for the next school year. keep in mind for one year only. we've made it easy to keep tabs on where you live.
this is on our website, aibt 7 news.com. tens of thousands of pg&e customers could be without power tomorrow night. it is across 19 counties because of gusty winds and wildfire risks. here in the bay area, it is about 6,500 homes and businesses across six counties. we are under a red flag warning but just as it ends, another one will go into effect tomorrow night. if pg&e calls for power shutoffs, there is an easy way to find put to you'll be affected and what you should do if the power goes out. new developmentes with the scott peterson case. a hearing is scheduled for friday morning to determine whether he has a lawyer or will need a public defender. the state supreme court overturned his death sentence and ordered his murder conviction to be reviewed. it is not clear if he will make an appearance either in person or by video from san quendin. in the south bay, someone
vandalized a building. graffiti was sprayed outside the building. i had blur it because of the and completives. a board member said this does not help ease tensions. >> i think this can only create more heat. create more distrust. if we are sow to co-exist peacefully, then we need stop these rateful acts. come together and find common ground. >> this is the first time we've heard of the community being targeted. our effort to help community. there is an increase in racism ever since the pandemic began. san francisco's human rights division hosted a virtual town hall called stab together.
chinatown community leader talked about the importance of all people of color support each other. >> it is the same monster. i expect us to do a good job of making that solidarity real. >> as the bay area comes to face these issues of race and social justice, we want to help. just head to our website for a list of local resources. it's not every day that you see movie prop trucks like this sitting in fisherman's wharf. check out the muni bus cut in half. and tears of joy. a surprise for a 10-year-old you aren't likely to forget.
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prop 22 doesn't "help" their drivers-- it denies them benefits. 22 doesn't help women. it actually weakens sexual harassment laws, which are meant to protect them. uber and lyft aren't even required to investigate sexual harassment claims. i agree with the la times: no on 22. uber and lyft want all the power. so, show them the real power is you. vote no on prop 22. the economy is part of our focus in building a better bay area. so how do wild car chases achieve that? >> this isn't another strange
twist of 2020 but a new big budget marvel movie being shot on the streets of san francisco. j.r. stone spoke with some very excited fans. >> hollywood is here and buses are smashing into parked show cars. want a closer view? same streets, smaller bus, ripped apart in the middle. all fake, all for marvel productions, hollywood blo blockbuster movie. >> just like tv. yelling action. >> did you not hear that part? let's have these cars in this reverse for another take. something that did actually happen. lights, camera, take it away. >> lights, action! >> they said the legend of the ten rings is being filmed in san francisco under strict covid-19 protocols including social distancing and mask
requirements. tuesday that roaring bus could be seen in front of a movie garbage truck. >> they had a motorcycle going by on the sidewalk. it was filming. they had the drone, a car in front, leading it with the camera on it. >> makes me wonder if they'll blow it up or something. fingers crossed. >> i'm glad they're bringing money to the city. desperately need it. >> they could use the excitement. it looks like these parked show cars could be next for another scene like this, with sparks, collisions and more. in hollywood -- i mean san francisco. j.r. stone. abc7 news. >> so cool how they do that. >> hollywood? san francisco? same thing. >> movie magic. fun to see. the legend of the ten rings is slated for release in july of
2021. we hope we can go in the theaters, no problem. >> please. i hope so. a firefighter in the south bay is getting a lot of attention after sharing his emotional home coming. it is incredibly sweet. >> that's the stunned reaction to her father's unexpected home coming. >> i was so excited to see my dad when he first got home. i was crying a lot. >> started to cry right away. it just got me right in my chest. >> yes or no is a san jose firefighter and was deployed on the front lines of two major fires. he surprised his daughter by coming home a day early. >> it was a priceless moment. >> he was away from his family for 27 out of 29 days.
that's the longest they've ever been apart. >> they haven't been to the hospital at all so i'm really happy that he was safe and he came home. >> she said her dad is a hero to the entire family. >> i'm going to be a firefighter when i grow up like him and i think it is a pretty good job and i'm super proud of him. >> yeah. a pretty good job. those never get old, right? >> it is so touching. she's proud of her dad and you know how proud he is. >> let's turn our attention to the weather. sandhya is here. a concern about fire danger. >> unfortunately. the winds are picking up. mt. saint helena the dry winds will further dry
out our atmosphere. the very dry vegetation could lead to fires developing and spreading. now, it will expand. we will see the oldest bay hills. 1:00 a.m. thursday, the santa cruz mountains and the peninsula coast. it will go down toward the coastal spots so keep it in mind. we have a fire weather watch. 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. this is for solano and lake counties. increasing risk of wildfires with gusty winds. i have a beautiful look. a cooler pattern thursday through sunday. you will notice the high fire
danger in the north bay tomorrow morning. and then as the winds pick up, you start to see the yellows and oranges lt the hour by hour forecast for the winds, they'll be ramping up. 22 to 25 miles an hour in the lower elevations. this evening it was a lovely sight to see the fog rolling in through the golden gate and it appeared it was regrouping. we have a few poched. those numbers, from 46 gres 67. the good thing is air quality is good across the entire bay area. moderate in san jose. here's a look at the air quality forecast. >> to moderate the next four
days. you will see clear skies, maybe one or two patches of fog near the coast. tomorrow it will be a mild. 78 in oakland, 87 in santa i think the temperatures will come down a little bit. cooler we think for thursday. you will notice by friday, temperatures in most areas, 60s, 70s and saturday? what a difference. upper 50s to barely making it to the low to mid 70s. the accuweather seven-day forecast, high fire danger with gusty winds the next three days. then it will be blustery and windy again going into monday. so fire danger this entire week, unfortunately. dan and alma? >> thank you.
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.
on the peninsula two masked suspects broke into a bank this morning. >> raccoons! the bank was closed at the time but a customer using the atm outside spotted them. officials think they crawled into an air duct and fell through ceiling times. officials said to our knowledge, they didn't abscond with any money. why are they so much cuter inside a bank than inside trash cans? >> they may not have gotten away with any money but i'll bet they got away with some
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gets a free taco at taco bell. top nine, dodgers up 8-3. look at bellinger. a great catch and avoids hitting his shoulder on the wall. the dodgers win 8-3. >> there was initial excitement for fans hoping to attend a 49ers game this season. governor newsom's announcement for counties in the orange tier. however, santa clara county till not allowing fans in the stadium. first up sunday, a game in england. >> it will be cool. get back to the old stomping grounds seeflt some familiar faces. get on the field for the patriots tomorrow. yeah. this win will give us some momentum but this will be another dog fight. >> i know he's pumped to go to new england. i haven't been there for a while either. i'm looking forward to it.
>> robby are gould is raising awareness for the kicks for kids charity campaign. he is donating to cal's angels that grants wishes for kids. at last check, more than 6,200 has been raised. he's looking for a goal of $50,000. >> being around families going through pediatric cancer in this fight, joining them in this fight, has been really unique for me. it gives me the opportunity to ease what they're going through. not thinking about their fight that
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>> for all of us here, we appreciate your time. this is an abc color presentation. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight, michael keaton. and music from blackpink. and now, jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, hi. oh, that's me. thank you, hi, everyone. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thank you for joining us. we're just talking about the games. a big night for baseball fans here in l.a. [ cheers and applause ] the world series is under way. between the tampa bay rays and the l.a. dodgers, and it could not have come at a better time, this city needs a win right now. it's been, what, a week since the lakers won? a wrong