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examined. the scott peterson case will return to san mateo superior court to determine if peterson should be given a new trial. >> in this instance, there was jury misconduct. >> reporter: they cited juror number seven did not disclose she was involved in legal proceedings. she herself was pregnant, expecting, and another person was allegedly harassing her and scaring her can potentially committing crimes against her. in the smith impacted her delay to be a fair and impartial juror. >> reporter: in 2002 on christmas eve lacey peterson, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing. scott peterson told police he went fishing that day. in april 2003, lacey peterson's body was found in san francisco bay near the berkeley marina. police arrested the modesto native shortly after that. this latest with now to examine the convictions comes month after the states supreme court
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overturned his that sent in fighting the trial judge made mistakes during jury selection. >> just in general, courts don't reverse cases likely. there has to be a compelling reason for them to reverse. >> probably in a smaller amount of cases will this ever be discovered. it is rare because in the sense there is almost 2 reversals, a reversal of the death verdict and there is also sort of a reversal of the phase. it has not quite been reversed yet but it is certainly heading in that direction. >> reporter: we have to make it clear that the two attorneys that you just heard from have no connection to the petersen case. >> is there any timeline of when the court will actually re- examined his case? >> we have not heard of
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anything regarding that but back in august when they overturned his death sentence, they also stated that prosecutors could seek the death penalty once again, if peterson is ultimately getting a new trial. we speak exclusively tonight to the criminal defense attorney down in los angeles represented petersen during the trial that captivated this country. to the fire watch now, no fog insight as people in doing outdoor stroll in san francisco's marina district. they swapped their jackets and sweaters. toasty temperatures and went also creating big fire concerns come in oakland the powerful gus knox the tree here you see onto some power lines. fortunately nobody was hurt. we have team coverage on the fire watch. paul heggen is kicking things off in the weather center where you are tracking both the wind and the extreme heat. and the low humidity as
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well. the offshore wind is bringing in even more dry air, relative humidity levels are down between nine and 15% most of the bay area, even in the city the relative humidity is lower than 20% if you combine it with gusty went and we do have red flag conditions across much of the bay area. this is the fire weather , from the national weather service. all of the hilltop and the ridgetop stations and evaluates whether or not they are red flag conditions. the yellow dots are the ones that are close and there are a lot of those on the map and as the wind pick up tonight. we will see dangerous fire weather conditions again. the right side what continues to 11 am, those gus could exceed 50 miles an hour, again, on the highest peaks. we take a look at what temperatures are going to cool down a little bit coming up in just a few minutes.
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i'm andria borba in east bay hills with the wind has begun kicking up here this afternoon. i am here of above highway 24, and fire crews are patrolling these hills tonight, just like they were last night. hoping to put out fires quickly if they do pop up. the rustling of dry leaves and the treetops and the oakland hills is not easing anyone's fire anxiety amidst red flag warnings. after making it through the first night of high wind, oakland fire is still on standby with three engine companies patrolling grizzly peak constantly, and every turnout locks down with tree trunks change together to prevent anyone from stopping on the road. our companies had asked the citizens to move it along, to ensure that there was not any potential for an accidental fire to be set. >> reporter: amidst that preparedness, they are also on standby after tree limbs came down on the still energized line on mount boulevard. leaving visible burn marks, near disaster. in oakland's montclair village, lisa lisa, owner of, which just reopened after six months of
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covid lockdown, plot down more than $1000 this morning to keep her salon running amidst the power outages. it has to be able to carry two or three hairstylist, blow dryer, to dry hair. and, you know, we need those. the lights are still off to conserve on the generator, and that is not all. with a full day of appointments ahead. >> honestly we don't even have phones. the internet, and the phone is out. i have at&t. i don't know if clients can reach us. >> reporter: oakland fire is open for another fire free night in the hills, but says residence should feel secure. >> we are prepared in the event that something does happen to aggressively put the fire out. >> reporter: pg&e says the public safety shutoffs could be reversed, by this time tomorrow, if red flag conditions let up. they have another briefing in just about 45 minutes from now. we will hear the latest from
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them then. we'll have continuing coverage on their and online as the power shutoffs play out. power was not the only thing that was out in places today, i am ken bastida and right now, twitter is investigating a global outage on its platform. the social network site went down about two, 30 this afternoon, an unknown number of users were impacted and tracking website down tracker recorded more than 57,000 reports. a twitter spokesperson says the company was aware, and issued this statement. we have no evidence of a security breach, or a hacks, and we are currently investigating internal causes. we are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible. the deception comes a social media companies are under a lot of pressure to keep their platforms from being compromised ahead of the november to keep their platforms from being compromised ahead of the november 3 presidential election. those companies were also being pressured to clampdown on misinformation. democratic vice
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presidential nominee kamala harris is at the campaign trail today after her communications director and a member of her flight crew tested positive for covid-19. according to the campaign, she was not in direct contact with either of them. but has paused in person events for now. she was scheduled to visit north carolina today. that is were president trump held a rally earlier. >> we worry about her, i'm very concerned about her. we extend our batch -- best which is what he did for me that is okay. >> on october 2, harris to to twitter to is the president and first lady a full and speedy recovery, adding we are keeping them and the entire trump family, and our thoughts. now in a statement on facebook today, she wrote that she will be transparent about her test results. in the meantime she says where a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. it is possible to stop the spread. nearly 8 million people in the united states have now been
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infected with coronavirus since the pandemic began. cases are rising, and 37 states with the weakest surges in the midwest and great plains. and hospitalizations are rising in 42 states. europe is having its worst covid outbreaks since april with an average of more than 70 europe is having its worst covid outbreaks since april with an average of more than 70,000 new cases a day. over the past two weeks. they are all seeing record daily highs. force the nfl team to shut down its nest. a drone and >> cleaning crews spray down and wiped off the practice facilities today. the falcons say that they are moving to a virtual operation out of an abundance of caution. no word on who has tested positive. meanwhile the team is still scheduled to play the vikings on sunday. the virus has claimed the life of 49ers hall of famer fred dean. he won two super bowls during his five years with the niners, defensive end acquired from the
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chargers back in 1981, one of the washes greatest most. they may not have one that first super bowl title without dean on the team. he was inducted into the pro football hall of fame in 2008. he passed away last night in his home state of louisiana. still ahead, in streaming on cbsn bay area, publicans are moving full steam ahead to fill that supreme court seat, as democrats do what they can to derail the process. i moved to indefinitely postpone the nomination. no, were not. a major child but to take to the streets of san francisco. the driverless cars that will soon be roaming the roads all on their own. a seven month wait is finally over for the hottest table in town and if you are lucky, you might be able to get into san francisco's house of prime rib this year. armatage download our new
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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. when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations
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who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach. and expanding health services and child care to those in need. for state senate, democrat dave cortese. a judge has accepted a guilty plea from the grandfather who was holding his 18-month-old granddaughter when she fell to her death from a cruiseship last summer. cell the tour initially pleaded
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not guilty to negligent homicide, and while he maintains he had no idea the 11 floor window was open, he later changed his plea, saying he wanted to end the nightmare for his family. he will be sentenced in december. taking a live look at capitol hill where today judge amy coney barrett moved closer to confirmation to the supreme court the seventh judiciary committee plans to vote a week from today on whether to recommend approval. skyler henry reports publicans are racing to fill the seat before the election. >> reporter: new jersey sen. cory booker admitted likely defeat for democrats. looking to stop the confirmation of judge amy coney barrett. this goose is cooked. >> he and other democrats use their time on the last day to plead for more republicans to not confirm the u.s. court of appeals judge and the vote goes to the senate floor. or at least delay the process. >> to not be able to answer whether you believe in peaceful transfer of power, i just found
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that stunning. >> what was the point of this hearing if we don't know what you think about any issues? >> i moved to indefinitely postpone the nomination. >> no, we're not. >> reporter: republicans counter. >> we've got the authority to do this, we've got historical precedent on our site. and we've also got some constitution and the best nominee i've seen in a long time. despite the push to stall from democrats, they vote along party lines come to move ahead with judge barrett's confirmation. before members heard from all the witnesses. legal evaluators with the american bar association testified after the vote. while as those both for and against judge barrett's nomination. >> they concluded that judge barrett had demonstrated professional competence to exceptional and sufficiently outstanding to be rated well- qualified. >> the views are far outside
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the mainstream. >> reporter: outside the supreme court demonstrators are split on the nomination, while the public and lawmakers are unified in their effort to have her confirmed before election day. skyler henry, cbs2 news, capitol hill. the judiciary committee's vote tees off a week before the election. u.s. jobless claims have gone up again, the labor department says 890,000 americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. that is 53,000 more than of previous week. before the pandemic, claims to at 200,000 per week. bostic meanwhile slid today as investors worry about stall stimulus talks, and about your bringing back together coronavirus restrictions. the dow was down 19 points and the nasdaq lost 54 in the s&p was down five.
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united airlines lost $2.4 billion in the third quarter, that is slightly better than the carrier second order. the airline industry has taken a huge hit because of this pandemic. they say they are ready to repair for a recovery. crews plan to test the self driving cars to san francisco without any driver behind the wheel. it is already being tested. but this latest permit california's dmv allows crews to remove the backup driver inside the cars. the company says that it plans to hit the streets, driver three, by the end of the year. elon musk wants to expand his underground tunnel for self driving cars in nevada. the latest proposal would include the las vegas strip. he's already started construction on the tunnel loop that is around the city but is requesting approval to add the tourist hotspots.
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after a very long waits and very lucky people are eating dinner tonight at san francisco's famous house of prime rib. the restaurant is welcoming back its first customers right now, it starting reservations this week and get this, within 36 hours, it already booked 3000 spots. diners who get in the door will have the temperature taken, tableside car week is out, but petitions are in and no more than 20 customers will be served each night. who was ready for dinner? don't each for couple of days. we are worried for fire weather conditions. still i do not think tonight will be quite as prime we set up before the gusty is twinned. but it is still something we have to watch very carefully. we had gusty wind last night into early this morning. 65 mile an hour wind gust, he got up to 57 miles an hour. these are severe thunderstorm type of wind gust. that is a concern when you get these gusty winds from an
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offshore direction, it is very dry air and any fire that gets started could spread very quickly, so why is all this happening? let's talk about the big picture set up. the atmosphere is getting squeezed by this heat don't that is pressing down on us and heating temperatures up right the wind is just being tunneled through the gaps in the mountainous terrain and they go downhill, pick up steam as the diablo wind goes down slow. there's a storm system in the middle of the pacific that is really just diving further to the south, and usually it happens this time of year. that forces the jetstream to go farther north so this heat still makes rams come a much bigger feature than we usually see this time of year. so how did things change? we can revert to a more typical setup as we head into early next week, the heat don't will weaken, shift back out farther into the pacific and the onshore wind will return already by the second half of the weekend but another dangerous night tonight, into early tomorrow morning, and the heat continues as well. still 90 downtown, on the 12th time to downtown san francisco has hit 90 degrees or higher
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this late in the year. pretty much everybody in the low 90s except livermore. low temperatures tonight only dropping down into the 60s and on some of the hilltops, the peaks of the ridgelines, temperatures will stay in 70s and with such dry air in place and the winds gusting up, that is a dangerous combination. temperatures will be just as hot if not hotter. low to mid 80s along the coast, low to mid 90s in the south bay, upper 90s for the santa clara valley. mid to upper 90s for the tri- valley with near 100 degree temperatures. unseasonably hot the middle of october. once again around 90 degrees in the city, low 90s and the east side of the bay with mid to upper 90s to around 100 degree high temperatures and the north bay, and plenty hot for northern sonoma and napa county's as well. also under a red flag warning highs in the mid to upper 90s. record-breaking high temperatures in oakland, san jose, livermore, concord, little more time to record high
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tomorrow. santa rosa might fall short. it will still be hot inland on saturday, just not quite as hot and we start to retreat a bit on sunday, with still above normal but at least closer to reasonable temperatures for october, monday through thursday of next week. we could see offshore wind developing again. we will carefully watch that. coming up, tech billing accused of hiding the money from the irs. most of us could ever even imagine having. plus start works -- starbucks executives will not be making as much as they don't meet a very specific
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a billionaire tech more goal made his first court appearance intent is good today
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to face charges in the biggest tax fraud case in u.s. history. robert brockman is accused of hiding to million dollars worth of income in offshore accounts. he used secret bank accounts, in bermuda, and switzerland. to hide his untaxed income. and to launder the proceeds of his investor fraud. to hide his illegal conduct. is a software tycoon from houston, the irs is 39 count indictment covers a 20 year period. the first that press conference from the department of justice live on cbsn bay area, you can watch 24/7 on kpix.com or through our new app. today's last chance to fill out your 2020 census to the census bureau is entering collection early after a supreme court ruling.
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once a decade count determines how many congressional seats each state gets, as well as how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed each year. you can respond online by phone or by mail but it has to be postmarked today. for more information on completing the sense that is, check out kpix.com. starbucks has a plan to increase its company diversity. next year it's multi executive pay to inclusion efforts. the coffee giant did not give specifics on exactly how that would work but it did lay out its diversity goals. starbucks wants to have 30% black indigenous and people of color employees at the corporate level by 2025. in retail and manufacturing the goal is 40% at the same time frame. if you need to add a little boost to your resume, how about chief officer? top ramen looking for somebody to fill that position.
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some of the perks, and 10,000 bucks to test out some new ramen noodle recipes. plus a 50 year supply of products. if you are interested, you do need to post of photo and recipe of your own on social media with a hashtag how do you top ramen? the deadline is october 30. still to come, you have seen the ads, prop 22 has become one of the priciest ballot battles in state history. the spending has been pretty one-sided. plus a rare show political unity, at the worst possible time. the massless embrace across the senate i'll. >> how to avoid the 14 day quarantine here in hawaii. we have that story, 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.
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our special coverage of campaign 2020. rideshare drivers take to the streets of san francisco to try to steer the debate on a big ballot issue dividing california gig workers. >> i want to keep my independence and freedom. there is nothing in the california law that takes away workers flexibility. plus will landslide pileup in favor of one candidate or the other? a bipartisan hug is raising some eyebrows this evening, and not because of the participants themselves. good evening, i am was with cook. i'm alan martin. the future of the gig economy is online as people fill out their ballots. companies such as uber, lyft, and doormat -- doordash are trying to slam the brakes on a new state law requiring them to classify the independent driver

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