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they have to do what they have to do. it's better than a fire. >> right now at 4:30, left in the dark. thousands across the bay area remain without power due to high fire danger. the impact on families and businesses. and the countdown to election day is on. with just one week to go we're breaking down the number registered in the south bay. plus, ready to reopen. the san francisco businesses that are now getting a small amount of relief starting today as indoor operations are allowed to resume. "today in the bay" starts right now for you.
thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. mike has a look at that commute. first let's start out with meteorologist kari hall with a look at the terrific tuesday forecast for us. it is looking pretty good. let's look at what we're expecting. we're still under the red flag warning for today especially for the north and east bay hills. we're going to have some warm temperatures for this afternoon just slightly above normal. overall very comfortable and you'll be happy to know we do have calmer weather for the end of the week once these winds really start to go down. as we go through the forecast today we are going to have high temperatures reaching into the mid-70s for much of the inner bay and our inland valleys. a few low 80s on the map. we'll be tracking that red flag warning and our high fire danger. more on that coming up in a few minutes. mike, how is it looking now? >> the dumbarton bridge looking
slow. i did check no construction and we often see that heading east on 84. mostly green other than that and i think we can clear that up. i'll double-check. the issue is the bay area bridges, your usual suspects, do not have the wind advisories. i circled benicia and the antioch bridge. those two between the east bay and the north bay have wind advisories but the others do not. still gusty out there. back to you. >> thanks, mike. kari was mentioning extreme fire danger continues, and this morning tens of thousands of people around the bay area remain in the dark. this is because of the latest wave of power shutoffs. the worst hit places still in the north bay particularly calistoga and santa rosa areas. in the east bay take a look at this here, did you know town orinda. the stoplights are out, gas pumps shut down. some people say they have to resort to buying ice to try to save some of the food otherwise it will go bad. >> takes me back to when i was a
kid before we a lot of times in the midwest you'd have storms and no electricity. so you got used to it. >> utility crews will be back at it at day break checking the lines to restore the power. so far pg&e says that they're unable to fly helicopters for inspections because of the high winds. businesses can't catch a break. the fire started at vasco restaurant in mill valley yesterday morning. part of a town that lost power due to the psps. this is the same restaurant that lost power during a power shutoff last year that cost the business tens of thousands in lost business and food. to prevent that from happening again the owner spent $7,000 on a generator. the problem this time the generator was part of the solution. >> the generator was too close to the wall, heated up the wall so much that some of the timber inside the wall caught fire.
>> the fire caused $10,000 worth of damage. the restaurant will be closed for a week. a discarded cigarette started the fast moving brush fire in suisun city. it caught dry brush on fire. the flames took off in 30-mile-per-hour winds. with the red flag warning in effect in solano county the strike team there in that area and the chief says the extra resources that were really key in keeping that fire at 300 acres and away from homes. meteorologist kari hall is constantly updating her forecast throughout the day. get the latest to any changes anytime. make sure to follow her on facebook, twitter and instagram. moving on to decision 2020 for california voters who somehow lost their vote by mail ballot, today is the deadline to request a replacement. that's to ensure your ballot can be mailed back in time. all voters still have the option to vote in person at california
vote centers until next tuesday night. voters are re-energized now. in the bay area some counties are seeing record level participation even though the coronavirus pandemic is changing how some of us vote. one county seeing record turnout. santa clara county. "today in the bay's" kris sanchez is live for us at levi's stadium which is one of the county vote centers. kris? >> reporter: yes, so the niners are on a winning streak and so is santa clara county hitting 1 million voters registered for the first time ever. that is exciting news here, and that is 81% of all of santa clara county's eligible voters as of the 60-day report. marin county had 94%. san francisco lagging behind with 76% of eligible voters now registered. state law requires that there be a report at the 60-day cutoff. another report for the 15-day cutoff. we expect to see those numbers this friday. stay tuned for that.
as you mentioned levi's stadium is one of 100 vote centers in santa clara county. you might recall the 2016 voters choice act created vote centers throughout counties to replace a smaller polling place like my local church where i used to vote with larger locations so that they can be open longer before the election so people can vote in person or drop off ballots. vote centers are new to santa clara county, but voters in napa and san mateo county, you got a taste in the 2018 midterm election. workers and voters alike will have to mask up and keep the social distance because of the pandemic. and we asked people if the coronavirus pandemic is changing how they're casting their ballots in the 2020 election. >> i don't feel nervous about voting in person. i'm actually more nervous about mailing in my ballot. >> i've always voted .
>> i've had them returned because my signature doesn't match exactly. >> i might drop it off in a drop box instead of putting it in the mail. >> i used to mail it. i don't mail it. i take it in now. >> i'll vote by mail but that's changing my perspective on who i vote for and what i vote for. >> i'll probably vote by mail. if i forget i'll just go in person. >> reporter: and she can do that because she is registered. if you're still not registered in california you can register to vote up until election day by requesting a conditional ballot. remember, you have to drop off your ballot by midnight on election day. if you're mailing it in it has to be postmarked november 3rd. you can also register for a mail-in ballot. today is the last day, as you mentioned, and you can track where yours is in the process by going to ballottrack.net. we're looking at election integrity. we want to know how you feel, whether you think this election is secure. join the conversation on
facebook, on twitter and on instagram. in santa clara, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> certainly the conversation a lot of folks are having. marin county looking to move into the less restrictive covid monitoring tier this week. right now it is in the red tier, but they would like to increase capacity in certain businesses so they can move to the orange tier. now the state is set to make some of those announcements today. san francisco remains the only county in the bay area to be in the state's yellow tier. nonessential offices will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity today. also gyms will be allowed to increase their indoor capacity to 25%. so many of us have turned to just going outside, long walks, rides, whatever it takes to get a little exercise. we're always concerned about the air quality, kari. >> yeah, we're looking at much better air quality. we'll just have to monitor it for today, and we're still dealing with this high fire danger and this red flag warning
especially for our east bay hills and north bay hills. this has been extended until 5:00 this evening as we are still looking at some high wind gusts. as we go through the wind forecast, winds coming in from the north and northeast especially for the north bay, a little bit stronger. notice for livermore 20-mile-per-hour winds at 11:00 this morning going into the afternoon. it's going to gradually get calmer but we are still going to have some wind gusts especially in our upper elevations. we'll talk about what's ahead in the forecast coming up. mike, how is it looking now for the morning commute? not bad, kari. i checked around and i don't see any reason we had the slower senses on the dumbarton bridge. let's talk about the other bridges. i circled the benicia and antioch bridge, the ones chp gave an advisory. maybe gustier winds than you're used to. keep that in mind. that's why we have psps that kari has been talking about or we've been talking about. we still have lane restrictions south 880 to 23rd. a lot more slowing since the
beginning of our show, the last ten minutes. the construction zone. now chp said they'll be there until 6:00 a.m. cal tran says they're allowed until 8:00 a.m., a little bit later. i'll watch closely for any changes. back to you. >> sounds good, mike. thanks. 4:39. it's not just the bay area dealing with fire danger, still ahead, breaking news we're following. the fast moving fire forcing thousands to evacuate their homes this morning in another california county, what may have started it. plus, working to secure your meeting. the new security measures zoom is rolling out. you're watching "today in the bay."
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right now at 4:42 our microclimate weather alert continues. one of the things we monitor for a red flag warning is relative humidity, and when it's below 30% the air is super dry. and we're looking at some of those relative humidity numbers in the teens this morning in the north bay. we'll continue to watch out for that red flag warning and our fire weather conditions in the forecast coming up. all right. i'm looking for the road conditions which are improving as a result of the folks who are working in oakland. take a look by the coliseum. traffic flows smoothly heading south, these headlights slowing down just about 23rd and 29th. the overnight road crews are giving a little extra time. we'll keep tracking that and get another look outside as we see the other side of the bay. 101 is very clear and very
smooth despite crews over there as well. good morning. i'm bertha coombs and here are your top business headlines from cnbc. wall street looking to recover some of yesterday's big losses. the dow falling more than 650 points wiping out gains for october. the sell-offs heard by rising cases of covid-19 here in the u.s. and in europe but also investor concern that washington still does not have an agreement on a stimulus package which could put the brakes on the economic recovery. today we're getting reports on durable goods, home prices and consumer confidence. we have earnings already from 3m, drug maker eli lilly, pfizer, merck and we'll hear from microsoft. zoom rolling out end-to-end encryption paid and free users so video chats of meetings should be more secure. it's available now and will be
coming to ios apple products soon. hosts and participants have to manually switch on the added protection. zoom bought a security cyber startup in may to develop the feature after the huge surge in usage due to the pandemic. a lot of parents say they plan to go big on spending for halloween this year in order to make up for what has been a lousy year. a new survey by lenning tree finds 71% of parents say they'll likely spend more this year because their kids missed out on so many other celebrations. for some, though, it won't be the first time they've emptied out their wallets on halloween. marcus and laura, i have a feeling they're saying it's for the kids but it's for themselves. if you can't go trick-or-treating, you might as well go big, right? >> why not? once a year. >> it's true.
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lying areas around the bay. we've seen these winds gusting over 30-plus miles per hour, gusts in santa rosa and a win gust and mt. st. helena reaching 76 miles per hour within the past few minutes. it's still roaring up there in the upper elevations and we have to deal with that, maybe have a tight grip on the steering wheel if we're still dealing with the high winds through the east bay. our commute this morning feels much cooler with some low 50s. it will gradually warm up as we head through late morning and your lunch hour. we'll see temperatures at the low 70s. we're looking at more comfortable weather again for today but we're still dealing with high winds. going through the forecast, going into this afternoon we are going to see those temperatures at lunch time in the 60s and 70s. we take it into the afternoon. and we're at 69 degrees in dublin. and then for later today at about 3:00 to 4:00 we're at 76, 77 degrees in concord as well as
dublin and then for the north bay we'll see some low 80s there for today before it starts to cool back into the 60s around sunset. we are going to see quite a few changes ahead as we deal with the red flag warning that's set to expire at 5:00 today. after that we should see winds that are light enough to allow that to expire, but we're going to have some much calmer weather for the end of the week. there still will be some storm systems moving to the north of us but that will provide some mild weather as the high pressure builds across the region going into the rest of the week. our seven-day forecast shows we'll mostly be in the 70s, even a few low 80s for tomorrow but the rest of the week, once again the winds calming down so we can enjoy the comfortable weather as we reach into the 70s in the valleys into the weekend. mike, how is it looking right now for the morning commute? pretty good, kari. i don't think this is because of the wind but there is a sign down in the middle of the freeway, highway 17. look at our silicon valley map
and northbound 17 on this side if you're looking at the tv. we're looking at the traffic that may slow a little bit to hamilton. the sign reported in the middle of the roadway i'm imagining a quick slow yun for traffic and remove that sign. the rest of the traffic flow looking great except for oakland. 880 southbound still slow down to 23rd but, marcus, i was worried about it being much worse and lasting until 8:00. they may be clearing now. we'll double-check in a few minutes. >> let's hope so for the early morning commuters. breaking for you now in orange county about 100,000 people are out of their homes. this is a fast-moving out-of-control wildfire burning north of mission. it burned more than 7,000 acres. two firefighters have been critically injured and socal edison, the utility company, is saying that fire may have been sparked by faulty power equipment.
a week to go until the election. the ride share may fall short of passing. a new poll reveals 46% of voters support proposition 22 which seeks to up-end california's gig economy law. 42% oppose it. 12% say they're not too sure yet based on the polling data the numbers would be short of the more than 50% needed to pass. ride share companies are behind proposition 22. if approved it would keep drivers as independent contractors. l.a. county has just received a grim milestone when it comes to covid-19. it has now reported 300,000 cases and 7,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. the new numbers come following a recent rise in infections following a backlog in testing results. the top health official says fans gathering to watch sporting events for the l.a. lakers and dodgers may have contributed to the spike. 4:53. a zoom meeting mistake.
coming up next, the accident the dallas cowboys assistant coach made while talking to the media that has everyone talking and laughing this morning. but first, a reminder today's big halloween show airs this friday and all this week today is filling the virtual plaza with costume viewers. we want to see you there. head to today.com/plazaween to sign up. >> ghouls and goblins, here we come. happening now, the country and unrest over the latest pandemic restrictions. thousands of italians flooding the streets in several cities in protest of new rules and some demonstrations are turning violent. this is the deal, the italian government forcing restaurants, cinemas, gyms and other businesses to shut down at 6:00 p.m. for the next 30 days. also, new citizens now have a curfew and cannot go out after 11:00 p.m. we'll be right back. 4:54. - oh. - what's going on?
welcome back and trending this morning a dallas cowboys assistant coach gets the wrong type of fire in his eyes. >> mike nolan had to stop a zoom meeting when he used a fine coated tobacco sauce and rubbed his eyes. take a look. >> i just had some tabasco on my finger and it went in my eye. that wasn't good. >> poor guy. one twitter using wrote it's the same pain the cowboys are feeling watching the team play this season. that would burn. all right. 4:57. waking up to you in the dark there, fire danger still present here in the bay area.
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this morning and how soon before full power is restored. plus -- >> i pledge to you and to the american people that i will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability. >> judge amy coney barrett soon to be supreme court justice barrett after taking the first of two oaths. a washington insider breaks down how she may impact future rulings. and requesting a refun, the all new push by businesses for cash back after being forced to close due to the pandemic. "today in the bay" continues right now. good tuesday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. mike will keep an eye on the commute for us. we'll get to that in a bit. first we start with meteorologist kari hall with a look at fire danger here in the bay area. yeah, we are still under that red flag warning for our north and east bay hills.