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a new fire in napa towncouns the bay area braces for dangerous fire weather. 25 acres burned and road closures are underway with the forecast that calls for the biggest wind event of the year. >> pg&e put out the map of planned power shut offs starting sunday afternoon and look at the orange. those can customers that could have their power turned out. >> let's go to sandhya patel tracking weather and fire conditions. >> near the fire that broke out, it is 65 degrees. the winds are light as you notice west, southwest gusting to 7 miles an hour. humidity is up there 56%. that should help the firefighters.
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gus gusts mt. hood 19 miles an hour that will change, 11:00 a.m. sunday to 11:00 am tuesday. it covers valleys and hills. gusts up to 50 at the lower elevation, 60 and 70 over the ridges and humidity 5 to 15%. critical to extreme fire conditions are expected. damaging winds are possible. a high wind watch until 10:00 am monday. there is a possibility of downed trees and power lines as you look at the hour by hour wind forecast, the winds pick up first in the north bay and then spread late sunday night into monday. we're going to toss to cornell bernard with more on how people are preparing for the upcoming fires. >> reporter: hey, sandhya, we're in santa rosa where this air attack for cal fire is very busy. check it out. this tanker just returning from fighting that wildfire in rural napa county. planes have have been coming and
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going about every 15 minutes. it's about 4:00 p.m. reloading with retar dent. done the for but extreme fire danger is ahead for a lot of firefighters all over northern california this weekend. >> right here is where our tanks are. >> reporter: cal fire division chief ben nickles says air tankers are ready standing by at this base loaded with 1200 pounds of fire retardant. these aircraft along with this new heletanker that carries 3,000 gallons of water ready for take off if fire burns this weekend. >> this definitely puts us on guard into the wind event. we have a lot of land that has not burned so it takes one ignition source. >> firefighters from redding to santa cruz are up staffing. >> we all know that wind drives
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wildfires. we're looking at prepositioning firefighters and resources into those areas that are most affected by the winds. bill fletcher is worried. he lives in the eastern foothills of napa county. his home survived two fires this season. >> it seems like we're the on community in napa that hasn't burned and that makes me nervous because there is a lot of fuel in our neighborhood. >> this is our one mega watt agagenerator we rented for fire season. >> reporter: she's ready for the possibility of a psps by pg&e. her brewery has backup power in case power is cut. >> for all of us in the north bay area, we would like to keep our fingers crossed and hope for no more fire events for the year. >> reporter: back live at the
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air base where tankers are refueling after fighting the fire in rural napa county. cal fire urges everyone out there to use caution this weekend and avoid any activity which could spark a fire because as the chief says, all it takes is one spark to start a fire. live in santa rosa, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> one spark and a catastrophe could result. thank you. with this wind event, pg&e could cut off power to tens of thousands in the bay area again. pg&e is expected to give us an update. kris reyes has more. >> reporter: open signs lit up, families on the park, diners on the patio feels like a good friday but leave it to 2020 to never be too far behind with bad news. michael carp got the email he could lose power from sunday to wednesday. >> four days of a shut town for my business would be 50 or $60,000 hit.
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>> reporter: tracy got the same notice. but now she knows the drill. >> i'm buying bottled water in anticipation of the shut off this week to put it in my freezer and get it good and gold. >> reporter: the pg&e warning is just that. no word on how many households would be affected or how long the power shut offs would lost. for some, getting a notice is a silver lining. >> i have a mother in the 90s. we had to invest in a generator. we're on stand by. >> reporter: like the family on stand by and crossing their fingers. >> not only do i have to zoom from home and from my classroom, he has kindergarten zooms and it's just shutting off the power would just be pretty terrible for everybody. >> reporter: it's not lost on anyone losing power in the time of covid-19 can feel extra cruel. >> it's infuriating quite honestly. i know a lot -- we -- like i say, we're not trying to home school kids. >> i get to a point where i'm
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impervious to bad news because we'll just make it work. >> we're all like numb to it now. >> reporter: kris reyes, for abc 7 news. we sent this push alert on our abc 7 news app this morning when withe first got word of th outages. check the weather where you live on this app. it's free to download in the app store. 18 years after his wife and unborn son were found washed up and mute uailated in the san francisco boy, scott peterson is looking at his murder conviction being overturne. why two courtroom mistakes could up end the murder case. >> reporter: two months after scott peterson's case was overturned, prosecutors say they will ask for the death penalty again convicted of killing
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wife lacey peterson and unborn son. he covered the trial as a legal analyst. >> every death penalty case gets a double and triple scrutiny. if there is any small error through the appeal process, it will come out. that's what happened in this case. >> reporter: in august, the california supreme court unanimously overturned peterson's death sentence because a judge reportedly dismissed perspective jurors improperly but there is a second issue playing out simultaneously that could overturn peterson's entire conviction making the death penalty issue a mute point. >> reporter: a juror is accused of lying her way onto the jury. during jury selection, she said she'd never been the victim of a crime when in fact, it's alleged she was threatened and assaulted when she was four months pregnant. >> that's a serious error. think to yourself, is that a fair jury if the juror lied about her experience as the subject of a crime?
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>> it gives us the sense of we're finally going to get justice in the case. >> reporter: today, scott peterson's defense attorney pat harris said peterson is happy the court is taking a second look at his case. >> innocent man has been sitting in jail for 15 years. it's time to get him out. >> am i frustrated, yes? that's the court system for you. >> reporter: i spoke to john by phone. he was juror number eight in the peterson trial. >> i know he's guilty. that's how all 12 of us voted. >> reporter: he says the jury selection process was thorough and says this about rachial nice. >> she didn't present a bias in the jury room when we deliberated. i don't know why there should be a personal dnalty phase. >> reporter: a judge will decide if there was juror misconduct. for the death penalty issue, a new court date is set for december 6th. california's unemployment agency has been battling a wave of unemployment fraud by cutting
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payments to sustained sppected but legitimate claims are swept into the crackdown. many folks are coming to 7 on your side for help and michael finney is covering these issues for months now. he has more on this latest problem. >> i'm hearing from unemployed workers about an edd problem that seems to occur frequently. they go to use the edd debit card and it doesn't work. >> all of a sudden, literally this weekend, the money got taken away. they froze my account and took my money. >> reporter: anthony lost his job at lucky strike bowling alley and the pandemic shut it down. he'd been collecting unemployment since until the edd took it back again. >> the really weird thing is i didn't get informed about any of this. >> reporter: anthony discovered something was wrong when he tried to pull $20 off his edd debit card. it was blocked. >> then i talked to the bank and they're like we can't help you, that's an edd card. you have to call edd services.
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>> reporter: no one at the edd could explain why his account was frozen. >> i was like okay, so, how come my card is frozen? bank of america says only edd can do that. they said no, bank of america can do that, actually. it went back and forth. >> reporter: eventually the bank did unfreeze his account but look what happened to his money. it went back to the edd one payment at a time until all his money was gone. >> it was exactly $10,000. it was in different increments but it added up to $10,000. >> reporter: anthony contacted edd and the bank. >> they both said there is no problem with my card. since there is no problem, they couldn't help me. clearly there is a problem if i'm missing $10,000. >> reporter: anthony believes his account had been flagged by the edd for fraud because a scammer stole money from his card months ago. the bank fictirefunded the frau now he wants his money back.
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>> i paid taxes and i work and i'm not getting back and it's in the fair. >> reporter: he contacted 7 on your side and we reached out to the edd and state senator scott scott -- edd knows of 350,000 debit cards that have been frozen due to fraud. the department's top priority is to quickly verify the identity of any claims that may have been impacted by scammer attacks while we shut down potential fraud claims. >> if i didn't reach out to you or speak to anyone else, i would have never seen that money again. >> reporter: the edd says it's doing all it can to keep from shutting down legitimate accounts while fighting fraud. if this happens to you, let me know about it here at abc 7. i'm michael finney, 7 on your
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side. a lot more to come. dozens of homeless san jose residents have somewhere to ride out the pandemic. inside the transitional housing community. the renewed spotlight on social justice issues is changing companies in more ways than one. the tool to make sure their messaging doesn't offend.
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as the covid-19 pandemic worsens the economy, many are struggling to make ends meet. governor newsom aims to convert hotels, motels and other buildings into housing for the
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homeless. another solution is finding more ways to build emergency transitional housing, which he was able to check out this afternoon in san jose. abc 7 news chris nguyen has the story. >> reporter: in san jose today, governor gavin newsom got a firsthand look at the area's newest emergency interim housing for the homeless. >> we're not walking away from our commitment not taking our eye off the ball at all and we are weathering the current economic storm and doing more than we've ever done in the history of the state. >> near the intersection of monterrey and burnell, more than 70 supportive housing units are hope to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community, a project made possible by state and local funding. >> when i came here, i was so amazed. >> reporter: sanity, a former teacher with a master's degree has been homeless for nearly six years and says she was sexual assaulted while staying in a shelter. she's hopeful she can transition
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from here to a permanent home. >> we're being treated like people. okay? not a statistic. >> reporter: the project built in four months is one of three city wide that will bring more than 300 units online in the coming months. >> we're trying to think differently about the challenge and these three projects offer us an alternative. we're going to need a lot of alternatives and tools in the tool box. >> reporter: this site is being operated by home first and will connect residents with the services they need to be successful. >> 24/7 sec tour andur >> 24/7 sec tour anduity and st counselors which is drug and alcohol as well as case mangers who around the clock are able to support individuals living here and finding permanent housing. >> reporter: these steps the starting point in a long road ahead. >> i'm not naive about the magnitude of the challenge that preexisted this crisis nor am i naive about the magnitude of the challenge that is in front of us as it relates to a recession. >> reporter: in san jose, chris
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nguyen, ab kr brkbc 7 california saw the coronavirus cases spike today with 6100 reported. that's well above the daily average. over the past two weeks, 3400 new diagnosed cases have been reported every day. the 14-day positivity rate also rose. it's at 2.8%. it had been at 2.5%. we've talked about the economy and health but another key pillar of our effort to build a better bay area is a changing workplace. a movement is underway to help companies and agencies prevent bad word choices in the messaging. abc 7 news reporter david louie shows us what is being done. >> i think words do matter. i think you do have to be very mindful of the words you use. >> reporter: whether a transit agency like vta, attention to messaging is never greater as a result of the social justice movement. >> you really work hard to normalize the language within your organization so that
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everybody is aware of it so that it becomes second nature. >> reporter: vta is engage in a conscious effort to improve language on websites and marketing materials, employee communications and advertising. 13 high level executives are engaged in training on race and equity, which will be shared across all employee ranks. software company intuit guidelines were developed to remove language with racist roots. >> we used black and white as metaphors for bad and good and we have identified terms we won't use anymore as metaphors for bad and good. >> reporter: they are using a software program from a san francisco based writer that uses artificial intelligence to review and suggestion changes. >> we can't be the language police and we can't be out there checking everything that everyone has written so using a tool just helps everybody make better choices and help them see what they didn't see in the
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first place. >> reporter: writer's ceo says they want to use respectful people first language. >> we got to put a data set together that combined the guidelines, the language guidelines from communities and organizations that spent a really long time thinking and working in this space. >> reporter: suggested corrections are just that, which means cultural sensitivity and historic meaning must play a role. every writer and every a.i. generated change can benefit from a human editor's watchful eye. >> formulas and codes that are behind artificial intelligence cannot do that on their own. so they ultimately have to be used in tandem and combination with the human factor in moving us forward. >> reporter: words can hurt, words can be powerful, language evolves. david louie, abc 7 news. >> happening now, this is a live look from sky 7 over the pope fire in napa county. we received an update that the wildfire burned 50 acres and is
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25% contained. roads in the area are closed but we have not heard of any evacuations at this point. we are keeping an eye on the fire and providing updates as they come into the abc 7 newsroom in realtime. the weather, the key factor in the just for this fire but the risk of new fires the next few days. let's turn to abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. >> dan, the conditions are favorable now but unfortunately, it is going to become unfavorable in the risk of wildfires will be running very high starting on sunday. let's take a look at a live picture now. a beautiful view from the mt. tam cam of the setting sun. extreme fire danger starting sunday, extreme gusty winds sunday through tuesday and colder mornings and warmer days neck we next week. it account humidity and winds. 3:00 p.m. you'll notice in the north bay high to very high fire danger, yellows, onranges, turn
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over to red sunday night which is extreme fire danger. this event could be the strongest of the season so far and comparable to the wine country fires that we experien e experienc experienced. be aware of that monday morning still extreme fire danger, very high to extreme for the bay area. now, winds are going to be critical. the winds ramp up sunday afternoon beginning in the north bay. gusting to 30 miles an hour from the hills down to the valleys. the winds begin to pick up sunday night going into monday and you will notice 41 mile an hour winds, ca47 and down to 43n oakland, so those winds are not going to just be the higher elevations. that's why that high wind watch was posted from sunday afternoon into monday morning. now, wind wills still remain gusty monday afternoon but not clearly not as bad as they will be sunday evening into monday. live doppler 7 right now we have a few patches of fog and that's it. live look from the san jose
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camera, the sun going down tonight. 59 in the city. mid 60s oakland, mountain view, san jose and 59 half moon bay. cooler day temperatures in the mid 60s to mid 70s. san francisco tonight looking good. 63 in santa rosa, napa 65. tomorrow morning just like this morning, you're going to feel the chill. you really had to bundle up, swe sweater weather tomorrow morning. mid 40s to mid 50s, fog around the coast and bay tomorrow afternoon it will feel like late fall here i know it's still mid fall. 74 in clouds will linger near the coast. it will be sunny and mild inland. enjoy your saturday because things turn serious on sunday red flag warning begins. it continues through tuesday, winds will be increasing and
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becoming very strong and potentially damaging sunday night into monday with extreme fire danger. we will see the winds beginning to relax as we head into midweek and colder weather settling in in the morning hours with freezing to near freezing conditions in the valleys but milder afternoons are on tap. dan and ama. >> sandhya, thank you. tvs, books, puzzles now barbies seem to be flying off shelves. 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,
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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. uber and lyft are like every big guy i've ever brought down. 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.
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the number of passengers on delta airlines no-fly list for not wearing a mask has grown to 460. that's according to an internal memo sent to employees by delta's ceo. delta began requiring non-vented fabric face coverings during flights in may. delta is not alone. united banned 535 customers and jetblue 64. american and southwest won't say how many passengers they have banned. costco is selling covid-19 saliva test kits but they are available online only. they are listed for around $130 and the results can be available within 24 to 72 hours once the lab receives it. it uses what's called a pcr test. the centers for disease control calls it the gold standard for covid-19 testing. we asked special correspondent
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dr. patel about the reliability of the tests. >> these tests have come out to show great results. there is another saliva pcr put head-to-head same samples with the nasal, traditional nose swab that detected as many if not more cases of sars covid 2. >> the results are provided online through an app made by the company. the app is toted as being hippa secure, which means your pry ra see is protected. the new iphone released date looked different than it has in years past. abc 7 news was on university avenue this morning at usually one of the most popular apple stores on release day. stores are limiting the number of people inside and there is a reservation system. we talked to one machine that bought his iphone 12 today. he's have been coming to this store for each release since the iphone 6 came out six years ago. he says the store is taking all covid-19 precautions seriously. >> they are very pro, one time i
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had to touch the little phone for finalizing the stuff and the guy wipe it before they wear mask, they are have safe. >> you can have the phone shipped to your home. if you order online this week, you should get it early november. one person not struggling during the pandemic, barbie. the doll has seen a 29% sales increase in the third quarter. mattel says it's the largest quarterly increase for barbie in at least the last two decades. the boost in sales is due to a diversifying range of barbie products and parents are looking for more screen freeways to entertain kids. sales in mattel kid categories are up including hot wheels and plush toys. >> interesting. more to come, both donald trump and joe biden are claiming victory after last night's debate. how they're now readying for their final days on the campaign trial. >> why california voters are asked to vote on a complex medical issue that could
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traffic and air pollution will be even worse after the pandemic. that's why we support measure rr to keep caltrain running. which is at risk of shutdown because of the crisis. to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. and measure rr helps essential workers like me get to work and keep our communities healthy. relieve traffic. reduce pollution. rescue caltrain. [all] yes on measure rr.
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wanted to play by the rules. i felt strongly about it. >> that's for the public to good. i felt good about it. >> president trump and joe biden are declaring victory after the last presidential debate and the final sprint to election day is on. the countdown 11 days to go and already a record setting 52 million americans have cast their vote early. in person or by mail. >> it's remarkable. both candidates are now targeting critical swing states as they push very different messages about the pandemic. >> we're about to go into a dark winter, a dark winter and he has no clear plan. >> he says you have no plan. >> we won't have a dark winter at all. we're opening up our country. >> president trump says the worst of the covid crisis is behind us even though cases are rising in at least 40 states. the president is holding two rallies in florida today while biden will spend the weekend in pennsylvania. they sparred in last night's debate over health care after president trump was pressed about his plan. >> what i would like to do is a
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much better health care, much better we'll always protect people with preexisting. >> there is no way he can protect preexisting conditions, none, zero. you can't do it in the either. >> the president fired back at biden linking him today far left and says he backs socialized medicine. president trump plans to vote early in florida tomorrow. former president barack obama will be in the sunshine state tomorrow. of course, campaigning for biden. and california voters are being asked to decide on a medical issue that will affect dialysis patients and clinics throughout the state. liz kreutz explais what you need to know about prop 23. >> you might wonder why state voters are being asked to weigh in on a complex medical issue. the requirements for kidney dialysis clinics and this is not the first time. voters will consider proposition 23. the initiative is a new version of a similar measure voters turned down last year. prop 23 requires a physician or
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nurse practitioner at dialysis clinics. infection rates need to be reported to the government. state approval is needed for service reduction. it says all patients regardless of incomes should be treated including those on medicare. proponents say it ensures improvements at all clinics. kidney dialysis a $3 billion a year california industry with 80,000 patient whose depend on it for their lives. dialysis clinics are a highly charged topic. california patients can wait five to ten years with a 35% chance of living until one is available. >> liz kreutz for us. for more information on the 2020 election, go to abc7news.com. we also have mail in ballot versus in person voting information and key dates for you and deadlines. a state appeals court has ruled uber and lyft have
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treat drivers as employees instead of independent contractors. it part of a lawsuit filed over the state law that makes most workers employees instead of independent contractors and doesn't take effect for at least 30 days, well after californians will have voted on properositio 22 which would make uber and lyft exempt. one of the oldest non-profits is dealing with what it considers to be twin pandemics. how the ymca is changing to deal
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big changes are happening at the bay area ymca. a lot of people think of the y as a gym but it's also a major provider of social services building a better bay area. that mission is on over drive the yar copes with the pandemic of covid-19 and systemic racism. all of these people are in line for bags of free food outside the ymca in san francisco. the y has been handing out food to those in need for many years but this is different. >> we've seen a 70% increase in that need across the board for our entire branch.
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>> and food is just the start. the y is giving out diapers and other desperately needed supplies. >> backpacks for the students where young people have supplies and these kits here that are basic need kits where we provide fmilies that might need soap and masks and things like deterge deterge detergent. >> the branch is a critical anchor and well prepared to take on the challenge of covid-19 because of the vision of chuck collins, a successful real estate developer turned social justice crusader. he took over leadership of the san francisco y 17 years ago. >> there were no two more important communities to me at the beginning of my china town in the bay view. >> he raised money for upgraded modern facilities and partners with organizations to provide an oc array of great programs whether
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or not families can afford them. his work earned him recognition as one of the most admired ceos in the bay area. he's switching roles to lead a focus at the y. >> very important to not lose this moment and really deal with racial injustice. and to really think through the lens of justice. that's the work i want to do moving forward. >> chuck is working with the new ceo, jamie miles who is already leading the y's response to the pandemic. >> we had to fund mentally shift what we did, who we are and what we do to meet emerging community needs for the three counties we serve. san mateo, marin. >> the challenge is enormous. the ymca is a non-profit organization and a lot of the money for the social programs comes from gym memberships. so when gyms shut down because of covid-19, that meant no income and 60% of the staff furloughed. as the y pivots to provide more social programs, donors are
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coming through in a very big way. >> we had individuals step up at a level we've never seen before. we raised 3.7 million. >> the money supports programs like this one, a learning hub at the china town y. >> no one is really home to watch me so my mom brings me here to do this program. >> all these kids are in distance learning programs at their schools. they get their lessons ochoen line and spend their day here at the y. >> a lot of our students are from this neighborhood. they don't have internet access at home or parents can't assist them with distance learning. >> families pay what they can afford and many attend for free. >> we want to provide a space where they feel a little normal. >> i play and do homework mostly. >> the y got the okay to reopen some gyms to a few members at a time. a whole new logistics challenge. >> our kids are in the classroom
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and then they're doing their distance learning and our members are upstairs. >> the doors between the gym and kids program are locked to help prevent the spread of disease and everyone who comes in the building goes through a health screening. the y is expanding family support and mental health services, part of the constantly changing workplace for the staff. >> the goal is to be here for good. >> amazing work. >> absolutely. coming up, covid is changing the way we who's supporting prop 15? governor gavin newsom. the governor says prop 15 is, "fair, phased-in, and long overdue reform", that "will exempt small businesses and residential property owners." join governor newsom. vote yes on 15. it's rising. the pain is coming.
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who's supkamala harris.5? harris says, "a corporate tax loophole has allowed billions to be drained from our public schools and local communities. no more. i'm proud to support prop 15." vote yes. schools and communities first is responsible for the content of this ad. firefighters stopped flames from reaching the bear exhibit at the oakland zoo. police shared photos on twitter showing a stolen truck with a pile of burned items from the pickup. officers believe the man driving the stolen truck set today's fire. the san francisco zoo is sharing good news. maki the ring tailed lemur is back at home with his primate pals. the zoo showed photos of 21-year-old maki relaxing. the zoo keepers say maki is
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getting stronger after vanishing from his home. a 5-year-old boy spotted him at a preschool in daly city. san francisco police arrested a man they believe broke into the zoo and stole maki. he's back where he belongs now. >> absolutely. we need another check on the weather because things are getting dangerous in erm thterm fire conditions, sandhya. >> indeed. the winds will be ratcheting upbringing higher fire danger. 11:00 a.m. sunday in the hills and comes up for the valleys sunday night going into tuesday. a couple days of high fire danger up to 50 and higher elevations 60 to 70. combine with lower humidity. critical to extreme fire conditions expected. a high wind watch expected 4:00 sum afternoon until 10:00 a.m. monday. it could knock down trees. keep that in mind. live doppler 7 showing patches
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of fog offshore tomorrow you'll have lingering clouds coast side and unis shisunshine inland. low 60s to mid 70s. the forecast enjoy tomorrow because it turns rough sunday through tuesday as gusty winds come in and fire danger increases. dan and ama? >> thank you, sandhya. a pumpkin patch that gives back is now open in fort mason. it's all outdoors. organizers promise there is plenty of room for social distancing. proceeds raise money for programs for at risk youth. the patch is open until 9:00 tonight and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. saturday and sunday. covid-19 changed more than pumpkin patches. it will change how many families celebrate halloween, etiquette expert elaine swine joined "midday live" to talk about trick-or-treating. >> is it rude if i just leave the bowl outside and i don't actually show up at all for the halloween trick-or-treating and
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say kids -- >> here is the thing -- >> go at it, honor system. >> i would say instead of leaving the bowl outside, leave something like this. that's how another tricker traitor come by. leave a trey and have the trick-or-treater, come over. pick up one, there you go. this is what i would say. put the candy -- so there is a little bit of equity to it. they can pick their own. >> her other tip if you decide to handout candy in person, put it on a table outside your home to distance you from the trick-or-treaters and of course, you can wear your mask with your costume and, you know, make sure everybody is safe. >> so true. maybe your costume includes a mask this year. on to sports now. >> casey is here with the latest. >> yeah, dan, ama, halloween is next week but did you know there is another big holiday this sunday? get ready to celebrate.
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they all endorse yes on prop 25. to end unfair, unjust, discriminatory money bail. governor gavin newsom
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and van jones. they're voting yes on 25. the western center on law and poverty. the dolores huerta foundation. californians for safety and justice. and the california democratic party. they all agree that the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. so, vote yes on prop 25.
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if you thought halloween was the next holiday, you're wrong. this sunday is national tight ends day instead of candy you get pancakes and instead of walking around the block, you watch blocks from the comfort of your house. here is the man that inspired it all, george kittle. >> i know you guys have a lot on your minds these days so you might have forgotten about a certain major holiday that happens the last sunday of every october. >> national tight end day. it's national tight end day.
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>> he's awfully excited and he should be. the nfl bought in and helped create this special holiday for all the deserving and under appreciated tight ends out there. it's actually the second annual national tight ends day and it can kittle didn't come up with the concept, jimmy garoppolo. >> they need love, too. they don't get enough in my opinion. it was a detroit game, my -- detroit my second year here, i think. i was just trying to get george and call those guys fired up and start declaring it national tight end day and now it's a national holiday. congrats for those guys. >> pretty sure it was a day all the tight ends were active. jimmy g is like what is it, national tight end day? yeah, it's a holiday. touchdown on that day that was our first annual niners national tight end day. in my opinion, every day is national tight ends day. the nfl wanted to give us one
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specified weekend, the last weekend in october. thank you to them for that. >> it appears darron waller and the raiders will be celebrating. that's big news because their entire offensive line was placed on the covid-19 list for potential exposure. for now, the game is on after a series of negative tests. they will be hosting tom brady and the tampa bay buccaneers. >> i'm proud of the team and coaches and trainers have done a great job and there are protocols updated during this process and safety is paramount. everybody's safety is paramount and i'm proud of the nfl, proud to be in this league playing during this pandemic. so we're going to do what we have to do to make sure we keep our players safe and that's what we're doing. i do believe there is a good chance those men will be back soon. >> former raiders wide receiver antonio brown found yet another home. he's reuniting with brady. brown and the bucks agreed to a
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one-year deal. he's not eligible to play until week nine. and according to my sources, larry beil has added him in the abc 7 fantasy league. what are you doing on your phone? i thought you were on vacation. we will once again discuss sjsu on saturdays. the season begins tomorrow as they host air force at home. no fans will be in attendance. this is week eight of the college football season. the pac 12 actually returns in week 10. now, the nba on christmas day right here on abc 7 has been a mainstay for years and it looks like that tradition may continue this year. according to reports, the nba is considering a prechristmas start. they are eyeing a 72-game season and of course, the nba is played indoors in arenas so no fans expected at first but check this out, the warriors owner actually has a master's degree in epidemiology so he's a bit of an
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expert on this sort of thing. in august he said they're actually considering to find a way to rapid test fans as they come into chase center. all options are on the table at this point for the in,nba seaso dan and ama. >> wow. that's incredible. >> epidemiologist, who knew. thanks so much, casey. >> be sure to join us tonight for abc 7 news at 11:00. more popular parks planning to close this weekend due to extreme fire weather. that and power shut offs coming our way at 11:00. is halloween cancelled because of covid? not necessarily. what some south bay neighborhoods are doing to make sure kids still have fun. >> shark tank followed by 2020 at 9:00 and abc this evening we concluded a week of special programs every day at 4:30 which touch on some profoundly important themes to not only build a better bay area but a better state and nation,
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as well. those five half hour specials titled our america living while black tackled a wide range of issues that affect african americans specifically from out right bigotry to institutional racism to economic disparity, educational inequalities, policing issues and so much more. our series put a spotlight on the changes that still need to happen and the people working so very hard to realize those changes. we showed you americans facing the everyday challenges of living while black. those challenges can be easy to dismiss if you're not facing them. but for caring people of all backgrounds, they are impossible to ignore if we want what really matters, a nation that truly lives up to its ideals, laws and promises. i always love to hear from you. let me know what you think on twitter or facebook at dan ashley abc 7. >> that is going to do it for this edition of abc 7 news. remember, you can find the news
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any time on the a be,rkbc 7 new. thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. for all of us here, appreciate your time. have a nice evening and we'll see you again tonight at 11:00.
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's contestants-- a senior crime scene analyst from las vegas, nevada... an educator from big bear lake, california... and our returning champion-- a data scientist originally from chicago, illinois... whose one-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"--alex trebek! thank you, johnny. [ applause ] thanks, folks. well, on yesterday's program, colin, as you saw, was trying to emulate james holzhauer by going to the $1,000 and $2,000 clues
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