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light showers began to fall. >> you can see rain drops on the lens of the camera. here is a look at the wind and the rain. >> drew tuma is in with a look at the forecast. drew? >> we have had the wind and live doppler 7 showing a live afternoon. right down to street level we go into the city of san francisco, beginning to see our first drops of the day over the sunset district and bay view district and daily city. light showers around kensington and piedmont and orinda. the heaviest of the rain still confined to the north bay. around santa rosa and heelsburg. and the south bay, we're waiting for wet weather. it's going to take time, and some of us may end up with
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nothing on in the south bay. scattered showers elsewhere. we'll go hour by hour with this rain moving through and show when you can expect the rain drops where you live. details with the accu-weather forecast. >> when you get unusual weather, take a photo or video and share it with us. a dangerous situation unfolding in an east bay neighborhood tonight. a huge tree has been up rooted and leaning against an apartment building on college avenue in berkeley. that is where we find alisa harrington. >> reporter: the tree removal company just arrived and they're going to work to remove these heavy branchs.
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one thing we did notice is that the roots tore up the street. this is a 50-foot elm tree. i'm told strong wind knocked it over. i did speak with a man when told me his roommate thought it was an earthquake. he tells me that they feel lucky nobody was hurt. we heard from a woman whose friend witnessed it. he heard a crack and watched a tree split and fall down. it took the power line out. he's like holy. >> reporter: another look from sky 7. firefighters are here to move the three and they're going to determine factors that caused it to fall over. some branchs did damage a parked
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car. nobody was hurt. if you come back to us i want to show you a better look at the tree now. this is a are police on alcatraz. college avenue is busy and popular and across the street from an ice cream shop. there is a safeway and phil's coffee. police officers are in the area trying to keep people away. there is a lot going on and it could get dangerous. thank you. and the windy storm that brought down that tree is moving through the bay area, you can track it
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on your phone with live doppler 7 on the abc7 news app. >> peninsula humane society employees claim understaffing is costing animals their lives. let me warn you. some images that they've released to back up claims are graphic and you might find them disturbing. we're live with the story. melanie? >> reporter: those managers only had hours to respond to pictures and videos on a website today. those employees telling us they cannot let the conditions go on longer without calling attention to them publicly. an injured and bleeding dog that overheated and a dog, wrongfully euthanized. these were some of the allegations peninsula humane society employees are making against their employer. >> we're here because we love animals.
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>> reporter: 16 employees broke their silence today. >> looks like it's going great. the reality behind the scenes to the animals is a different story. >> reporter: phss senior vice president disagrees. >> i think it's safe for animals to come. >> reporter: she showed us max, doing well and offered an explanation. >> that dog had come in and clearly wanted to get out. you know was biting at the fence. >> reporter: employees say the injury could have been avoided. >> there was a hole in that kennel that had not been fixed despite the fact we asked several times. >> reporter: selter management says it fires employees who make mistakes. one employee was let go after a dog overheated and died in transit. >> rather than trying to fix the problem the officer was blamed for the death and fired. >> reporter: these employees want to meet with the phs president ken white but he says he'll only meet without union representation.
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the union, which represents approximately 30% of the 100 employees has been in contract negotiations for a year. >> possibly this is a tactic the union is trying to do these negotiations. >> reporter: white is on an international vacation. union business rep tim jenkins said he made $694,000 in 2014. management says it could not confirm the amounts. it shows him making over $500,000 in 2014. in burlingame, abc7 news. there is an amber alert for a missing 7-month-old boy believed to have been abducted by his mother. henry massy reported missing about 8:30 yesterday morning in guerneville by his grandmother. sheriff deputies believe he is with his mom, hannah ashley who does not have legal custody of him. the tw may be travelling in a silver 2005 subaru forester with
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california license plates 5jkz255. more than a thousand students in a school are dealing with what many are calling racist graffiti. the words also had political overtones. abc7 news reporter leslie brinkley has the latest from winsor. >> reporter: build the wall higher was scrawled across this wall, greeting kindergarteners through 8th graders. >> the larger pieces were near the drop off area, where parents would drive past to drop kids off. >> trump and trump 2016 messages were spray painted in black, gold, and silver on trash cans and doors. 75% of the students here are latino. >> it's -- it's something that
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strikes deep when you do something or say something that threatens a child's feeling of safety that is not okay. >> i think it's disgusting that people do that. >> reporter: parents swooped in to pick up their children, anxious to counter the graffiti. teachers engaged kids in class. >> they talked about keeping their eyes and ears open for conversations that might reveal who did this. they talked about what they need to do to take care of each other. >> janitors have painted over the messages but police are treating this as a hate crime and poring over surveillance video from cameras all over the campus. i'm leslie brinkley are, abc7 news. voter registration numbers are hitting milestones. san francisco expects to see 515,000 people registered and contra costa county, 600,000
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voters thanks to 10,000 new registrations today. a bay area billionaire announced after spending $13 million to register voters in california efforts added three quarters of a million new names to our voter rolls. kristin zee sat down with the san francisco man. kristin? >> reporter: meet tom stieer, worth $1.6 billion. he quit his day job to become a perfect gresive activist. now, he's digging deep into his pockets to support political causes. perhaps you've seen his ad in favor of prop 56, a $two per pack increase in the cigarette pack. there are speculations he may be building name recognition to set up a run for governor later. >> i'm tom stier. if we want to fight climate change, we need leaders to do something about it.
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>> statewide office has not been ruled out. >> until we know what the best way to proceed is, there is more information and i can make a better decision. >> reporter: he has spent $150 million through his super pack next gen climate. his voter registration networks allowed him to collect data that could be useful if stire runs for governor. it's a crowded field, including former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. >> i think tom stire's name is going to be into that mix. the money he is spending could suggest he may be a candidate for governor. >> don't forget, aroundald schwartzeneggar also backed credentials. another suggestion is a cabinet post. he says it is unlikely.
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what is likely is that you'll be hearing more of his name in the future. >> thank you, kristin. >> coming up on abc7 news at 6:00 political fallout impacting fashion. at 6:30 hear from the bay area woman who started a boycott of ivanka trump's clothing line. 49ers fans don't have a lot to cheer about after the team lost its sixth game. why it's more than morale at stake. how two decades of work could help save a threatened species of fish.
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this man might be one of the 49ers faithful. but as enthusiasm wanes, concern grows in santa clara. david louie looks at why empty seats are a cause for alarm. he's live at levis stadium. david? >> reporter: concern over empty seats is coming at a crucial time. the team asked the city to give it a rent break. now, this season is causing some
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of the former faithful to stay away. taken together, this could have a big financial impact on the city and team. empty seats aren't good for moral. the hometown of levis stadium gets $8.9 million from a 10% surcharge on sales and collects a $5 parking fee and $0.35 for senior and youth programs. if the team continues to lose, so could santa clara. >> how many will default on their tickets? we've seen a large amount. how many will continue to default if the team is not managed properly. they're not being successful on the field. >> we asked the niners for key figures today but they declined saying they don't disclose them. to give you one example, we found numbers for two games this month. just over 12,000 vehicles parked at levis for the game against the cowboys, generating $60,000
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for santa clara. number dropped to 9,000 against the cardinals and revenue fell $14,000. the acting city manager says he's not too concerned. >> there is lesser people, lesser purchases and the sales tax is >> the team's revenue stream and what santa clara does for it. the city's general fund might be touched.
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to do. 38 minutes down pours likely expected around martinez. the wider view, live doppler 7 will show you this system has been slow to get out of the north bay. has it does, it's sinking south and we're seeing an initial line of showers. you notice it's not a wide swath of
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sandhya patel will be tracking some showers moving through on live doppler 7 early tomorrow morning. we can't rule out there will be a by tuesday evening. >> around san jose, areas seeing no measurable precipitation.
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similar to today, we'll see showers tapering into mid afternoon so 60s to low 70s about the best we can do. just want to show you thursday, future weather, thursday evening, we can linked. >> what may help
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alla lot of it's a hoax.bal warminit's a hoax. it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer. it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy. i'm tom steyer. if you want to do something about climate change, you can. please. register and vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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a lot of people will likely face sticker shock when signing up for government sponsored health care. premiums through health care.gov will go up average of 25% in states run by the federal government. the number of participating insurers is dropping by 28%. open enrollment begins november 1. the president of at&t said he's confident regulators will approve the deal to buy time warner. there are antitrust fears over the deal. the ceos of both spoke about the benefits they seek from the merger. >> what allows us to do is move faster with more innovation, better consumer offerings and different price points. more effective advertising. >> seems to us like a natural extension of what we do. we're in a environment where our customers are demanding more and more video. more and more entertainment content. not only on tv but mobile
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devices. >> they expect the transaction to close before the end of the year, following regulatory review. >> those companies are thinking of merging so are the city of las vegas and raiders. football team could make a home soon in nevada. >> coming up, a former player organizing efforts to keep the silver and black in oakland. and... a lot of companies offer a trump-free shopping experience. >> how much of a boycott of ivanka trump's clothing line could cost her because of comments made by her father. plus... >>
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with election day just 15 days away, a bay area business woman is asking other women to flex powers at more than the ballot box. she's also asking them to use their consumer powers. >> as abc7 news reports, this campaign is against donald trump and his daughter. >> shannon colter was angered by
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donald trump's talk about grabbing woman so the bay area entrepreneur launched a campaign called grab your wallet, targeting trump's daughter, ivanka by calling for a boycott are of her clothing line. >> we admire and respect her despite political affiliations but after the tapes came out and she went back out on the campaign trail that, broke the camel's back. >> she issued a comment saying my father's comments were inappropriate. >> i don't feel good about the trump family right now. >> reporter: the merchandise can be found in stores throughout union square. her line generated $100 million last year. many shoppers feel a boycott is
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misguided. >> i don't think it's fair. donald trump is separate. >> the daughter's father is a presidential election should bt affect the kid. >> the campaign resonates with others, 2 million viewed her twitter post. and the ladies on abc's "the view" were talking about the boycott this morning. but none of the retailers we've contacted were. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc7 news. >> florida will play a important role in the election. donald trump says he's winning and polls are false. >> where he he and michelle campaigning today? where are they? would you rather see them in the white house figuring out how to knock the hell out of isis? in new hampshire, elizabeth warren joined hillary clinton at a rally.
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warren used the nasty woman comment trump made against him today. >> get this, donald, nasty women are tough. nasty women are smart. and nasty women vote. >> the most recent poll has clinton leading by 12 points. the l.a. times poll has her with a one-point lead over trump. this poll is important because it is accurately predicted results of three elections. and californians can register to vote until tonight. one more week remains to request a vote by mail ballot. stories of the raiders exit from oakland are greatly exaggerated. they realized that a lot needs
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to be done before the silver and black could move to las vegas. mike is here with a story only on abc7. >> 14 seasons, the qualities members are counting on to help keep their team from going to las vegas. ronnie lott began his quest about a year ago when former raider quarterback and fellow usc alum, rodney pete arranged them. >> our goal has been to deliver an opportunity to stay here in oakland. >> since then, it's been the mission to assemble a team and get city and county leaders on board.
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>> it's not just one person. it's a number of people who have said that they want to contribute dollars and cents to this effort. >> last week, nevada's governor approving a record $750 million in funds for a stadium for the raiders. >> it's unfair to bring up what if oakland does this and that. >> by lott, and leaders aren't giving up. a report in today's chronicle says the group has submitted an outline of a term sheet to oakland officials. he says he's optimistic. >> nfl would like are us to be there.
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so you have the right parties saying the right stuff. >> lott realizes it's not going to be easy getting davis back to the bargaining table but sources expect the commissioner in doing just that. he is interested in being a good citizen. stay tuned. do you. >> coming up next, michael finney takes on the problems with the side of a house. >> here at this homeowner went through before she needed michael finney to get involved. plus... a bay area cab driver wins an award for going above and beyond the call of dispatch.
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woman: how do we protect them from $4 billion in new cuts to california schools? man: vote yes on proposition 55. woman: prop 55 doesn't raise taxes on anyone. man: not on working californians, not small businesses. no one. woman: instead, prop 55 simply maintains the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. man: so those who can most afford it continue paying their fair share... woman: ...to prevent new education cuts... man: ...and keep improving california's schools. woman: vote yes on prop 55 to help our children thrive.
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if home improvements come with a lifetime warranty does
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that mean you're protected for life? >> lifetime warranties are pretty interesting. whose lifetime are we talking about? yours? the companies? if one thing goes wrong, it is worthless. >> this 88-year-old is showing us where the vinyl siding began buckling on her home. >> it was poking out like an eye lid. >> she contacted home depot. . >> i heard nothing from home depot. >> she forgot about it until, she says, the problem got worse. >> it was getting worse and insulation was poking out. these pictures show them curling up from the wall. >> i called home depot. >> home depot said it had no
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record they bought the siding so she brought her contract to the store with the warranty and photos of the damage. >> never heard a word after that. i called back. i got somebody new. >> finally are, home depot found an inspector but the inspector denied the claim. we asked home depot and the company sent us this photo which seems to indicate it was painted. now, that is important. because paint on the siding voids the warranty. however, home depot told us it decided to overlook the paint job and honor the warranty, telling us we no longer sell this product and a warranty was void we felt it was best to replace the siding in this situation. and it did. >> it's been a blessing to me.
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i'm sure from what i hear, to a lot of others. >> now, home deep yes tells us it's been planning to honor right after the inspection and apologized. our thanks to the company for stepping up. >> thanks. >> i want to hear from you. it is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. you can reach me on my facebook page. >> you work hard for a lot of people, michael,
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they're bringing crime, when mexthey're rapists.ople... are you going to have a massive deportation force?
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you're going to have a deportation force. we're rounding 'em up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. we're going to build a wall. that's not america. we're all californians. i'm tom steyer. it's time to speak out. please, register. and vote. vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising. a shift leads tonight's bay area business watch. the number of the devices dropped by more than 50%. apple's market share slipped to just over 40%. this data was gathered just before the second generation smart watch. >> go pro's newest device
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on sail. the today, the dow gained 77 and nasdaq added 52. a bay area man learned he's getting an award for being a taxi driver. >> he left ethiopia to find the american dream. >> after three years, i started to drive a taxi. >> his day starts out like any other, getting the cab ready, but that is where similarities end. many wait for a call, he knows his schedule. >> 6:55 i pick up the first kid.
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>> the same every day. kids with special needs who go to school far from home. >> the kids have to feel comfortable. you have to have a driver that makes that child feel comfortable he was recommended to the schools to transport kids. he's been doing it 15 years. >> he would be the guy i would want taking my kids. >> he was voted taxi cab driver of the year. >> it's a big thing. in this business, it means a lot to me. >> what do you do on the day you found out you won an award for excellence? he does what he always does, pick up the kids. his newest rider is 9-year-old cameron. his mom said they got it right. >> he's a great guy. very polite.
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always very punctual. >> how is the american dream working out? >> perfect. >> in san jose, abc7 news. what a great guy. good story. well, a weather system is making its way through the area. look at this sun rise through is back to update the forecast. the storm is making its way south. one region is seeing heavier showers. steady rain in the north bay, scattered showers elsewhere. hour by hour for you, still
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tracking showers. it won't be wide spread moisture. a stronger storm thursday, bringing us wide spread rain and possibly stronger winds. >> thank you very much. >> time to check in on sports. >> can you believe nba season is about to start? it tips off tomorrow night as your golden state warriors host san
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the kevin durant era begins tomorrow at oracle arena. this isn't the same team as last year, steve kerr said they're light years ahead but still expecting an adjustment period. there is a lot of pressure on the team to win.
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and players aren't focused on that. >> only thing that matters is between the lines you know? just basketball world. you know, you have got to play the games and minutes. so what should patter is the court. >> be together with this group and understand responsibility that comes with it. that is sign good position to be in. >> and ya tittle had a birthday today, tim kelly is stuck with a terrible roster. sunshine yesterday, jumping out to a lead on tampa. collin kaepernick traded space
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in a 17-yard strike. and after the 14-0 lead, tampa roared back mostly off turnovers and anguish is the buzz word. >> no one is happy. you try to keep it consistent in terms of your aprech to everything that you do. but i don't think being consistent doesn't mean it doesn't bother you or you're not frustrat frustrated. >> we've got to do things we're coached to do. you know what i'm saying? we've got to fix it. >> they'll stay in sarasota, florida, preparing for tampa bay on sunday. there is never an issue with
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passing game. raiders showed great improvement. and head coach knows how tough it is to win in this league. >> we should enjoy the wins and take pride in it. but to have a healthy respect for what is coming. that is a mature way to look and i'm pleased with that with a younger team. >> world series starts tomorrow where warriors head coach steve kerr played for three years. now, because the american league won the all star game, 103 win cubs with the best record in baseball don't have homefield advantage for the series. kerr finds that absurd. >> i can't imagine if the all
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star game, you play 82 games. these guys play 162. to me that is crazy. so i'm >> something has got to give. >> yes. >> it's exciting and should be a great series. >> thank you. >> join us tonight at 9:00. coming up a pocket eatery with a $200 dish. >> then, at 11:00 a rush to clean up the towering tree and another weather problem across the bay area tonight. >> here is tonight's prime time line up. at 8:00 it's "dancing with the stars" followed by "conviction" and stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00. >> stick around for jimmy kimmel
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live at 11:35. tonight's guest is president obama. >> good line up tonight. that is this edition of abc7 news. look for breaking news on twitter. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. from all of us here at abc7 news, thanks for joining us. >> have a good evening. we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a corporate tax analyst from reston, virginia... a stay-at-home mom from glenview, illinois... and our returning champion -- a managing director of an art bazaar from austin, texas... ...whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny gilbert. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome, everyone, to our program. can't believe how quickly this year is passing by.
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just two months to go before christmas. lani, good to see you again. susan and norm, welcome aboard and good luck. here we go. now here are the categories for the first round today... followed by... then, we'll scene it for you. you name the film for us. you deal with... and finally... each correct response will be a shorter word than can be made up of the letters you find in the word "cognito." lani, start. let's do scene it, $200. norm. what is "jaws"? that's the film. can i have in cognito for $600? lani. [ chuckles ] i don't -- what is a goon? a goon! yes, that's it!

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