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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, 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. breaking news in marin county, chopper five over a house fire, this is in the
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sleepy hollow neighborhood near san anselmo. still a lot of smoke, as you can see, coming from what is left of that home. part of the roof is gone, we are told. we will keep monitoring this. right now, our special coverage of campaign 2020. a crush of ballots coming in with a days until the election. the latest numbers in a last- minute deadline. what new polls are revealing about some hot button propositions and what may be an uphill battle for uber and lyft. burning the polls to you, how one bay area county is making it easier to vote. good evening, i'm alan martin. i am was with cook. san mateo county is calling it a mobile voting center. the hope is it will bring more voters to the polls.
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devin fehely takes us inside. >> it is a simple concept but definitely a timesaver. >> reporter: it was difficult to bring the ballot or yourself to the voting center in san mateo county, election officials had a plan to bring the voting center to you. in the closing days of the election, san mateo county is taking its show on the road. hauling district level of election equipment to remote corners of the county. hoping to remove time and distance as obstacles to voting. >> it is really important for the selection, to get people to vote and anything of the county can do to make that happen is really nice. and outside, supersafe. >> reporter: it has all the capabilities of the main election office in san mateo. voters can drop off their mail in ballots, vote in person, or even have complex questions about voter eligibility. answered right on the spot. i looked out my window and saw the voting station, and said oh, for days i have been wondering how to get this question answered because i've been calling the state, and getting come you know, into a rabbit hole of answering
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machines. >> reporter: she lost a home in a recent wildfire in santa cruz county, and is living temporarily in san mateo. she just wanted to know legally where she was supposed to vote. >> having something that is close by and convenient is just, it is amazing. having real people to talk to is, this is a luxury in the sage. >> reporter: the registrar's office is predicting record turnout for this year's election, but perhaps 90% of registered voters casting a ballot. the mobile voting center is just one more way to ensure that the process is as simple as possible. >> we want to bring mobile voting to the people, to make voting easy, safe, and convenient in san mateo county. >> reporter: is mobile voting center will be in pescadero through thursday of this week. in pescadero, devin fehely, kpix5. in santa clara county about 400,000 voters about the cast their ballots. i spoke to evelyn mendez, the
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registrar of voters office about that early turnout. >> we have over 1 million and 20,000 voters, first time ever for the county, about 30% of our voters have already voted, 2016 at this time it was about 18%, so pretty much doubled the numbers that we had in the 2016 presidential primary. or general. incredible participation. the deadline coming up tomorrow, for folks to request a ballot if they have not received one. so what are you telling voters in your county? what do they need to know? >> it is the last day to request a ballot in order to get it, replacement ballots sent to them. if they want they can come to the registrar of voters office until saturday. there will be more places to vote, the county opening up more voting centers later this week. working tells about that? >> all of our vote centers open the saturday so voters can go to any of the vote centers, anywhere in the county. what are you hearing about the accuracy of the mail in
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ballots? are you hearing any complaints? i mean, i got a notice for my registrar saying that the post office had received it in the registrar was waiting for it. that is never happened before to me. >> they can go to where is my ballot and get a text, email or phone call, tracking their ballot or they can give us a call at 299 vote, and we can check on the status of their ballot. >> i heard of any problems with it? >> we have not heard anything so far. >> want me to go. thank you so much for your time. let's get the latest on the campaign trail, democratic candidate biden made a surprise stopped in the battleground state of pennsylvania he visited one of his campaign office is, while there he slammed the president's response to the coronavirus. donald trump is the worst possible president, the worst possible person to try to lead us through this pandemic. he just does not have any idea what to do, or he just doesn't care. president trump was also
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busy in pennsylvania today, holding three different rallies in that key state. earlier he broke with his chief of staff mark meadows who said sunday, the administration is not going to control the pandemic. no, not at all. in fact the opposite, absolutely opposite, we have done an incredible job. >> a tracker poll shows the president trailing slightly behind joe biden in that swing state. the measure on the november ballot that will allow write your companies, uber and lyft, to continue to classify drivers as independent contractors appears to be a tossup. according to a poll from uc berkeley's institute of governmental studies, 46% of those polled would vote yes on that measurable 42% say they would vote no. 12% are still undecided. the measure does need a simple majority to pass. prop 22 spending has totaled
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$220 million more than any statewide measure. the yes campaign funded by uber and lyft, contributed the bulk of that money. meanwhile prop 15 which would raise taxes on many businesses based on market value instead of purchase price, 49% of voters polled would vote yes, while 42% of voters are against the measure. 9% undecided. and pop 16 which would allow affirmative action in public employment education and contracting. a recent poll finding just 30% of voters support that measurable 49% oppose it. 13% remain undecided. if you are looking for information on all the campaign measures, we have you covered with our vote smart guide. a new lifeline for bay area nightlife. the break for bars and entertainment venues, fighting to stay afloat. get another big announcement from nasa, they say they found water on the moon, in a place they did not think was possible before.
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coming up new at six, ready to protect voters, a bay area county on high alert. what it is doing to ensure a safe and fair election. pandemic and power outages. i am andria borba in lafayette where people are going through a nether power safety shut off, looking for some shred of normalcy. (garage door opening) it is my father's love... it is his passion- it is his fault he didn't lock the garage. don't even think about it! been there, done that. with liftmaster® powered by myq®, know what's happening in your garage- from anywhere.
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last night do not really help moving where all around that area. and with winter coming, rain across our fingers, only make matters worse and this situation with the potential of trash flowing into storm drains. >> that protects not only our community but our waterways and i have heard from constituents around downtown, the lake, san antonio, that winter has been accumulating across our curbs. and we need to address this. i have seen some of this myself. streaking resumes brevin knight. san francisco bars, music venues, nightclubs even restaurants with live music getting some help from the city. according to mayor -- maryland and breathe, fees will be waived for about 300 businesses to lessen the financial stress. include license and registration fees, and payroll taxes fences for 2020. all in all, total two and a
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half-million dollars. the san francisco school board standing in unity today, condemning the recent harassment of two elected officials, both women of color. out to the district's office, the board asked the community to continue respectful dialogue. but demand an end to the hateful and racist speech to board members who are threatened on social media after the board voted to temporarily and a merit-based admissions process at lowell high school. it is absolutely and unequivocally unacceptable to cross the line into threatening behavior. not now, not ever. >> i wanted to make sure that we focus on policies and not people. so we all have our own beliefs can we all have our own understanding and our values but we cannot get to us days when we are targeting individuals, especially around violence. gabriela lopez and allison collins are both very vocal in their support to permanently end lowell selective admissions process. opened up a larger discussion on race in schools which
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ultimately turned ugly. a landmark of the bay bridge. wh it must be nice to play by a different set of rules. in california, we're the only state where wealthy trust fund heirs get their own tax loophole. these tax cheats avoid millions in taxes on vacation homes and coastal mansions depriving our schools. prop 19 closes this unfair loophole that's been exploited by an elite few and helps our schools, firefighters, and seniors. vote 'yes' on prop 19. tell them [record scratch] the party's over. tell them [record scratch] official ballot drop box near need to fiyou?he closest just visit to find your nearest location. then drop off your ballot. your vote will be secure and counted. there are other ways to vote too. just return your vote-by-mail ballot at your voting location or mail it back. or you can vote safely in-person during early voting or on election day. vote the way you're most comfortable - but vote by 8pm on november 3rd.
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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
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is you. vote no on prop 22. live pictures right now from the white house, where people are gathering in the rose garden for the swearing-in ceremony of amy coney barrett. she just confirmed to the supreme court by the senate earlier in the hour. ceremony is expected to start at 6:00. many of them seem to be wearing their masks. a landmark coca-cola sign in san francisco's south of market district is coming down. after 83 years, for decades, the iconic enjoy coca-cola sign has greeted drivers on the freeway to and from the bay bridge. according to the permit, it will cost $100,000 to remove the sign. and it stipulates a cannot be replaced. the news has some longtime residents feeling a little nostalgic about the sign. when i read today that the sign is coming down, that
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struck a blow. as of the year was not bad enough. it was another indicator that not only has the city been going through a rough transition, and so many changes. but here we go. google issued a statement saying we will missing the sign. we made the difficult decision to not renew the lease as part of the efforts to focus on other digital media platforms to support the growth of our overall beverage portfolio. we asked our futures on social media how they feel about this change and often wrote, you will be missed, especially seeing it after crossing the bay bridge to go to my grandmother's house. but john on facebook that it is the end of an eyesore, and twitter user lt stone wrote something that all should be declared historic, and be federally protected. share your thoughts can use the hashtag kpix on facebook and twitter. so many of us were sort of
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holding our breath last night, because of the high fire danger in the red flag warnings common sense another night of sort of crossing our fingers and praying. widespread dangerous fire conditions that we had last night are not going to be as widespread tonight but it is still something we have to keep a close eye on because let's take a look at the big picture perspective. has been the result of atmosphere getting squeezed between a pacific area of high pressure and the storm system that brought quite a bit of snow to the rocky mountains. the strong offshore wind will weaken a bit as they drift overhead. the wind get quite a bit weaker. in the short-term, still concerned about the fire danger and this is the fire danger index which takes all the different factors we look at. we also have protivin minute,
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joins the fire feels, temperatures, there's a lot of color on this map. two things to look at, the number indicate the communities in the north and east bay. that is densely populated. tends to be where the fire starts. into the east bay as welcome the east bay hills and the diablo range. bristol talking in general about elevated fire danger indices, even during the overnight hours will temperatures will drop down into the 40s and low 50s. the wind gust will be slightly higher. close to a nine or 10 in these wretched spots but as we had to the day tomorrow, the numbers will retreat. the wind will be lighter, they will be onshore, and that is were to help us out as we had to the rest of the week. temperatures another problem,
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is one of the offshore wind events, that really has brought a lot of heat to the area but extremely dry air. temperatures were very comfortable today but don't shuffle your feet across any carpet surface, getting nasty shock. up to 81 degrees in napa, that was the warm spot. 71 degrees in fremont, just a 10 degrees spreading temperatures. right now, a little bit more different. almost 80 in santa rosa and napa, 79 degrees and also 79 the oakland airport. dip gennesy upper 60s. dry air in place, cools off very efficiently overnight. temptress to pick up into the 40s. temperatures because the arable heat up very not what you call hot.
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mostly in the low to mid 70s with a few of the warmest spots getting up to around 80 degrees. that will be the case for the santa clara valley. most upper 70s but a few locations may touch 80 briefly in the afternoon. better chance of hitting 80 degrees. into the low 80s around fairfield with that downslope effect warming up your temperatures more and more in the warm spot to be the north bay. that downslope, the air gets compressed, that heated up. around the bay, temperatures mostly the low to mid 70s. even upper 60s. the gusty wind, though, should be dying down by tomorrow afternoon. temperatures don't change much inland for wednesday and thursday but around the bay, we should see steady retreat, as i onshore breeze get a little bit stronger. we see return of the marine layer and some fog by the end of the work week. halloween looking pretty nice overall but it will be a warmer than normal start to november. another update on the current fire weather conditions with those gusty winds. power outages in the bay area just extended in some
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areas. pg&e about to do a live update just a few moments. what officials will be looking for and the response plan. life put on pause, again. how well our bay area residents and businesses coping with the new reality. water found on the moon and a surprising place. as of or on the moon is not surprising enough. here from
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they all endorse yes on prop 25. to end unfair, unjust, discriminatory money bail. governor gavin newsom 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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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. nasa has been exciting discovery that could change everything we thought about the president for the presence of water on the moon. kiet do explains. nasa has been on a roll this past month, if you member last week, they actually landed
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on an asteroid, well today they confirm the presence of water in the unlikeliest of places. yes, ice has been found in dark moon craters, but what about water in the bright parts of the lunar surface? what temptress can reach 260b0f when the water does boil off and vaporize? enter sophia, short for stratosphere observatory for infrared astronomy. basically, a 747 operated by nasa for the high-power telescope that looks out the rear hatch. the jet flies at 45,000, where the air is crystal clear. normally, they look deep into space, for distant nebulas, galaxies and black holes but nasa ames got the idea to point the telescope at the moon. specifically, right here. the so-called client is greater. their findings are published today in the journal nature astronomy titled macular water detected on sunlit moon by sophia. they describe the moment the
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team knew they were onto something. singh the strongest signal at this location, they were very excited and when we heard it we were literally over the moon. we do not expect that this water molecule could survive the harsh conditions. we think that it would escape in the sales environment. >> the research theorized that tiny micrometeorites smashing into the moon surface created tiny beads of glass that could trap the water molecules inside. declined with hydroxyl on the moon, and formed water that way. whatever the case, this latest discovery to the growing list of water on the moon that could support a moon base to one day help a human on mars. at least will make some contribution to history. very exciting for us, and to
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continue to inspire the next generation of scientists to push the limits to always be creative and think outside the box. you the coconut water was expensive. they are calmly set to turn or return americans to the moon but this could be crucial for that mission. now at six breaking news, working details on a fire that burned through her home in marin county. this is the sleepy hollow neighborhoods, nears san anselmo. the fire was hot enough to burn through the roof. t to see how this one started. more breaking news in solano county, fire crews managed to get across the grass fire out of control outside travis air force base. more breaking news out of washington combinations new supreme court justice amy coney barrett about to be sworn in at the white house. that evening. we are monitoring all of the stories.
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more from the white house as things get started there. but first, breaking story here in the bay area, pg&e is now working to restore power where it is safe to do so pick the purple triangles indicate the area still in darkness. pg&e is about to have an update in the next few minutes, and will go to it when it starts. we have team coverage of the fire due to concerns, let's start with our chief meteorologist paul heggen. the red flag warning not over just yet. >> will not be over for another 23 hours. parts of it were allowed to expire an hour ago at 5:00 so it is not the entire bay area in this red flag warning now but it is still in effect for the north bay mountains,


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