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now at 11, breaking news, scott peterson's murder case headed back to us in macao san ú when the lights should com back on in the bay area city. >> at this point we are just living out of suitcases. >> low humidity tonight getting even lower during the day tomorrow. with high temperatures and gusty winds, it is a dangerous mix. an endangered animal stolen from the san francisco zoo. >> it's possible that the suspect chased after the animal
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that was easiest to catch.>> good evening, we begin today with breaking news. in the case of scott peterson, it is heading back to san mateo county court over a potential issue with a juror. it is reported that a supreme court ordered a judge to consider whether peterson's convictions for murdering his wife lacey and unborn son should be overturned. the news comes after a juror failed to disclose that she'd been the victim of a crime when she was pregnant. supreme court already overturned peterson's death sentence back in august. peterson is currently being housed in san quentin. thousands of bay area residents are without power as we head into the peak of fire danger. here's a look at the impacted areas. the purple triangles show the largest concentration of outages along highway 29 and
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128 in the north bay. we have team coverage tonight, andrea nakano is in calistoga where the power started going off around 6:00 to around 9000 customers. >> reporter: i'm on the western edge of town. if you look behind me everything to the east is lit up, most businesses downtown have power but if we turn the camera a little bit you can clearly see where this power outage begins and everything west of here is in the dark. >> we were the first city to be subjected to pg&e's first ps ps. >> the city of calistoga is tired of being left in the dark. how many times have you experienced this? >> every single time they've done it, i lost count at this point. >> the city heard the residents frustration and worked with pg&e to build the generator,
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but those who are not on this temporary microcredit now have a power shut off to deal with after just going through the glass fire evacuation. >> i came home on friday. after the smoke cleared and everything. i haven't even been home a full week yet. >> at this point we are just living out of suitcases and preparing ourselves. >> eric and his friends were dining in their driveway tonight and they are prepared to be without power until writing a. >> 2020 has been crazy so far. it is a roller coaster pretty much. you don't know what to expect next. >> the generation station does provide power to most downtown businesses. after going through two fires already this year and still coping with the pandemic, the mayor stresses that the city is open and needs visitors to keep the economy going. the next step is to make sure our stays on in the entire city of calistoga. >> we are thankful that we have this generator system.
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we still can't let pg&e off the hook. it's decades of not hardening their systems and attending to vegetation management. >> the reason why this area is in the dark is because it is considered a high danger fire zone. looking live outside, a warm night around the bay area. there is a flex alert for tomorrow afternoon, when things will start to really heat up, but first, winds are expected to pick up in the overnight hours. paul heggen joins us now with more on some potential trouble spots. >> the wind is already picking up in some peaks around the bay
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area. combine that with the low humidity and worn temperatures and that's why we have the red flag warning that continues through friday morning. this will be two different time frames. one will be tonight into early tomorrow morning then it late tomorrow night into early friday morning. the winds will be 15 miles per hour sustained , and gusts with 25 to 35 miles per hour. and the humidity will get even lower tomorrow. we will switch over to what we call a fire weather snooper. this is from the fire weather service, and we pulled it right off the internet. one of the strongest gusts i've seen so far, mount st. helena, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour and humidity at 24%. all the red dots indicate red flag conditions that already exist, yellow dots indicate that we are close to red flag conditions. diablo and black hawk they are reporting wind gusts at 20 miles an error with humidity at 19%.
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so bone dry conditions combined with gusty winds, that's what we are concerned about . we will talk more about the heat in a few minutes. a bizarre mystery in san francisco tonight. who would steal a lemur from the zoo, and why? joe vasquez on how the suspect may have been able to make off with the endangered animal. >> reporter: san francisco police say a lemur was stolen after someone broken, forcing their way in to the lemur habitat. the habitat is empty right now as police investigate the kidnapping of a 21-year-old ringtail lemur. >> the enclosure where mackey is housed is a secure space that is under lock and key. and that enclosure was damaged and forced open to get the lemur. >> since maki was among the oldest of the pack investigators believe that the suspect may have taken advantage of the fact that he
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moves more slowly. >> due to the fact that these are very agile wild animals, that don't get captured easily, it's possible that the suspect chased after the animal that was easiest to catch.>> the habitat is the largest outdoor lemur habitat in north america and features seven species of lemurs. the highly endangered animals are native to madagascar and they are banned as pets in california. the remaining lemurs are now being temporarily housed in an indoor facility as the investigation continues. if you have any information on the stolen lemur you are asked to call the san francisco police department. onto camping 2020, california making history with the record- breaking number of mail-in ballots already turned in. election day still more than two weeks away and over 1 million californians have already voted. nearly half are from la county.
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sonoma county also experiencing an influx of early voters. the county believes it has to do with all the uncertainties surrounding the fires. evacuations and power shut offs, and with 2020 already being full of surprises, people don't want to take chances. the california republican party says valid boxes are not going anywhere. they will not comply with the secretary of state's order to remove them by tomorrow. the gop says the ballot boxes are within the bounds of state election law. the state says they are illegal. according to the registrar of voters, the collection of ballots is legal but only if someone is there protecting those boxes, which has not been the case, stay tuned. you have until monday to register to vote. for information on how had to our website, 2020. taking a live look at capitol hill, the supreme court nominates is on track for
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senate approval. that process is set to begin in just a matter of hours. today judge amy coney barrett took the hot seat for a second and final day of questioning. after grilling by democratic lawmakers the conservatives did not show her hand on how she would rule on divisive issues including abortion rights, voting rights and the affordable care act. a committee vote on her nomination is scheduled for tomorrow. democrats are expected to request a hold, pushing that boat until next week. still ahead, bay area tenants declare victory after a six-year rent strike. >> it is showing the younger people that can be done. it showing the older people that they don't have to sit down and just give up.>> the supernatural church tied to hundreds of new coronavirus cases in northern california tonight. why one san jose family is going bigger than ever this halloween to give one special kid a real treat. a
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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. tonight the longest running bridge strike in san francisco is finally over. >> they haven't paid rent in six years but now tenants in midtown park apartments have won their battle against the city. susie steimle shows us a property with roots in racism and redevelopment is finally being returned to its original purpose.>> reporter: at the midtown park apartment -- >> i guarantee it every building you will find someone who's been here 35 years or more. >> almost every single
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resident. >> are grandpa bring us here. >> what is considered a legacy tenant, legacy being a polite word for elderly. >> 65% of the folk that live here, including me, are seniors on fixed incomes. >> don't their agent for you, the seniors are still fighting the good fight. >> we are children of the 60s and will take this to the street. >> san francisco, it's your reputation, right? i called them out, shimon san francisco. >> these tenants just won the longest strike in san francisco, many elderly tenants had their rent increased by 300% in some cases a many refuse to pay. now the city is saying it may owe money back to any tenant that did adhere to that rent increase. >> this is a property that shows how things can go badly when you don't listen to the
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tenants. >> supervisor dean preston joined the fight to bring back rent control to me 10 years ago. his legislation just past the board o supervisors unanimously. >> my hope is that the new chapter for midtown, that the tenants are at the table and charting the future of midtown.>> the midtown park apartments opened in 1968 were offered to tenants who were displaced during redevelopment like pat smith. >> as redevelopment came through, they tore down 104 square blocks of homes, apartments, businesses. >> redevelopment started with the housing act in 1949 signed by president truman. their purpose was to reinvent areas. thousands of people were displaced from san francisco's historically black fillmore
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district. that boasted performances from jazz icons like millie holiday, john coltrane and miles davis. jazz culture has not in the same sense. midtown offer displaced families a place to live. >> it is said, it was rent to own, there was a big sign saying see, we are trying to do the right thing for you guys but it never came to fruition. >> for decades tenants like pat maintained low rent inking the building was rent controlled. in 2014 the city changed the game yet again. mercy housing took over and reassessed each tenants income. for tenants like jerry, right went up by $500. >> when i got here my rent was lower, then when mercy came, suddenly it went up, way up. >> many tenants have been on strike ever since. until supervisor preston handed them a long-awaited wind.
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>> usually the city makes plans and enforces them on residents, and we lift that script for long-term stability. >> i've enjoyed the fight because it's shown the younger people it can be done. it is showing the older people that they don't have to sit down and just give up. >> these tenants now have a choice to pay 30% of their income towards rent or go back to the pre-2014 levels. the fight does not stop there. next they are working toward ownership, something that was promised to many tenants here decades ago.>> keep sending you stories and ideas to project and see all of susie's reporting on our website. not to the latest on the coronavirus, church in chester county has been linked to 274 cases and counting, in less than a week. that outbreak happened at bethel school of supernatural ministry. one of the church leaders does
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not believe in masks. she says if you do the scientific research, they are worthless. the director of the cdc has said if everyone wore a mask the u.s. could bring covid-19 under control. right now cases are on the rise in at least 37 states. in just the last week at least 13 states broke records for hospitalizations. the latest model from the university of washington predicts that more than 135,000 additional deaths in the u.s. over the next few months. new and 11, for the second time in two months person flying with a jed pack was reportedly spotted above lax.>> was in a uav or a jed pack?>> it was a jed pack.>> this afternoon and china airlines crew reported someone that appeared to be someone in a jed pack above the
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ground by six as a fee. the incident had no impact on operations at the airport. a similar sighting of a person like you just pack was reported back in august. the fbi and faa are investigating both instances. we've got people without power tonight, and a lot of it is due to the weather. >> right because of the fire danger that is ramping up the combination of dry conditions and windy conditions and hot weather has resulted in that red flag warning area let's talk about the big picture perspective. we talk about the heat dome all week and how our temperatures have been going up and up. the position of that heat dome is not unusual for this time of the year. we often see these instances of offshore winds, but the strength of this area of high pressure is unusual because there's a storm system way out in the central pacific that has been digging in and that has
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attempted our area of high pressure to get amplified, to grow and grow. and that will be with us through the end of the work week and into the first half of the weekend. so the whole upper flow in the atmosphere will flatten out, the heat dome retreats to the west and we see onshore winds returning for the second half of the weekend and early next week. so we just have to get through the next few days, it will be a busy few days because of the high fire danger because of the hot, dry and dusty conditions. and temperatures are very warm still, 11:00 in the evening with a lot of 70s on the map, even downtown it's barely below 70 and still 81 in livermore. we will only drop down into the 60s, these temperatures are a dozen degrees above average for mid-october and we will be 20 degrees above average for thursday. around 80 degrees, even along the coast. low 90s along the south end of the bay, 95 in san jose with
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mid-90s common in the tri- valley and even triple digit temperatures for the middle of october east of the diablo range , 102 in fairfield, upper 80s in san francisco, 90 for the east bay in mid to upper 90s for the north bay as well. close to record territory tomorrow, a little short in the city but tying a record high in oakland, san jose i clee to break a record, close in santa rosa, and another day of this is on the way for friday, which is why we have the heat advisory that kicks in at 11:00 tomorrow morning and continues through friday evening. take it easy and stay hydrated. it is the fire danger that has us concerned late tonight into early tomorrow morning and again tomorrow night into early friday morning. back to closer to normal temperatures for the beginning of next week. we will keep you updated starting tomorrow at 4:30. we are talking playoff
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baseball, are the tampa rays world series band? we've got that, and the dodgers, they turned we made usaa insurance for members like martin. an air force veteran made of doing what's right, not what's easy. so when a hailstorm hit, usaa reached out before he could even inspect the damage. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it - with hassle-free claims, he got paid before
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his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. usaa in the tubbs fire. the flames, the ash, it was terrifying. thousands of family homes are destroyed in wildfires. families are forced to move and higher property taxes are a huge problem. prop 19 limits taxes on wildfire victims so families can move without a tax penalty. nineteen will help rebuild lives. vote 'yes' on 19.
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we begin with breaking news, and it is sad news, hall of fame pass rusher fred dean passed away after battling coronavirus. dean won two super bowls during his five years with the 49ers after being acquired from the chargers. it was one of the greatest moves. i'll tell you what, san francisco does not win that first super bowl title without fred dean on the team. he was tried into the pro football hall of fame in 1998 and he was 68 years old. alabama head coach nick sabin tested positive for covid-19. that 68-year-old reports no symptoms and number two alabama is still hosting georgia on saturday night. it's been a rough week for fcc, vanderbilt and florida have had
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their games postponed because of covid outbreaks. baseball, in seven games this postseason the atlanta braves have allowed a total of 13 runs. 13 runs, that is it. today the dodgers nearly match that total in one inning against the atlanta braves. the dodgers were swinging from the get-go in game three, top 1, he goes long, 5-0, they were just warming up. and then later in the inning, muncie with the grand slam. they set a record with runs in an inning and 11. if you showed up late you missed all the action. they won 50 ministry, cutting atlanta's seriously to 2-1. and then a little pep talk for jose altuve, george springer, that
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will go to the western metal supply building, how do you like that. houston up 4-2. tampa, heading to right field, not keeping up, ending at 4-3. in the 44th minute, scoreless, and nick lima upping the score for san jose, two goals and the quakes went 4-0, dave lost one out of the last five games. the good news is that the quakes are very much in the thick of the playoff picture. back to you. coming up, the bay area halloween display that is bigger than ever this year
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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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vote yes on prop 25 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. tonight one jose san jose
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family is getting into the halloween spirit by creating a haunting house for the neighborhood. >> the spooky spectacle was built for a pretty sweet reason. pretty spooky, it includes frankenstein's monster, an evil clown carnival and ghosts and skeletons of course. children wore masks while enjoying this book is, the parents who built the display said they did for their 14-year- old son austin who has special needs. this year has been especially rough for him but his parents a the haunted house has put a smile on his face.>> it puts a smile on my face. >> i love seeing those, people are really going all out, why not? it's a great thing to do. we will be i didn't choose this job because it was easy.
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but i can't say i expected this. 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.
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well, i do what i do. if you'ld like to help, join me and vote yes on prop 15. >> the late show with stephen
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colbert is next. >> thank you for watching. the news will continue streaming on cbsn bay captioning sponsored by cbs >> that was the worst debate i have ever seen. president trump interrupted over and over. >> the president was constantly interrupting. >> constantly interrupting. >> he doesn't want to let me answer because he knows i have the truth. his position has been totally, thoroughly-- ( horn blowing ) ( chainsaw revving ) ( bird screeching ) >> ...but everyone has discredited-- as a matter of fact-- ( siren ) --under oath. >> mr. president-- >> you're talking about two million people. and let me just tell you, there


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