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>> live where you live, this is "abc7 news."ass shooting at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh this weekend. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. the wheels of justice are moving for the accused gunman. we'll tell you about robert bowers, in a wheelchair, appeared in court today to face 29 charges in the killings of 11 people in saturday's shooting. >> he was wounded in the attack and released from the hospital today. the hospital's president says bowers was shouting "i want to kill all the jews" and says the first place who took care of him were jewish. >> the department of justice announced tan initiative of .il president trump will visit pittsburgh tomorrow. >> this tragic massacre in pittsburgh is reverb rating here
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in the bay area. a jewish film festival is now beefing up security. >> david louie has this story from san jose. >> reporter: these silicon valley jewish film festival is using one of the 14 screens here, while the multiplex has its own security, the festival added armed security to give a sense of security to all the patrons coming to tonight's 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. performances. the film festival immediately hired armed security, to help protect the public. >> these are people that work for a private security company and are from various police forces, either retired or after hours work. >> reporter: the festival draws about 8,000 people over the course of four weeks. sunday, there was a show of solidarity. san jose city college math
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professor asan raheem spoke to the audience. >> if you need more manpower, here we are. that's what my wife and i and others went there to say we are from another faith, but it doesn't matter. we are all in this together. whatever we can do, we'll do. >> reporter: the film festival has been under way for two weeks. one of tonight's feature films is a drama the support of people from other faiths has been touching. >> every community is offering help to help us out. safety, security, just to show love and it's really extraordinary. >> reporter: the festival staff and san jose police are declining to say whether they are providing any special details at tonight's
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performances. live in san jose, david louie, "abc7 news." >> david, thank you very much. the community is invited to honor the victims and survivors of the synagogue shooting at two events in san francisco tonight. one is on 6th street, and another on color ii iis 16th st. >> we are honoring the victims on the facebook page. >> in the north bay, a field worker died this afternoon in an accident involving a great harvesting machine. napa sheriff department identified him as leon loua, a 49-year-old napa reresident. he apparently fell into the machine at the iconic vineyards in napa.
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there does not appear to be any prior worker safety issues at that vineyard. a couple have been identified as the people who fell in yosemite last week. the married couple were natives of india. the college they attended posted this picture of the couple. officials haven't been able to find anyone who might have seen the couple fall. the couple had a travel blog and popular instagram account. earlier this year, she posted this photo from the grand canyon and wrote about the dapgers da standing too close to the edge of cliffs. happening now, the national weather service is warping of critical fire danger in the hills. compounding it is the dry, brown grass seen in this video near
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crockett and contra costa county. for more, let's go to sandhya patel. you've got dry weather and dry grass. if you add the winds, sandhya, that's a bad combination. >> especially this time of the year. the red flag warning runs until 6:00 a.m. wednesday. north-northeast wind, gusting up to 55 miles per hour. you combine that with humidity dropping 9% to 19% and any fires that develop will spread rapidly. winds in the hills are noter e terribly strong. i'll be back with a look at the wind speeds and your halloween forecast coming up. >> thank you, sandhya. get alerts about red flag warnings and other dangerous conditions with the "abc7 news" app. there is a section dedicated just to weather and you can customize the app.
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sky 7 is live over the area of hop yard road, where a mountain lion has been spotted. police sent out an alert about 4:30 today. there is a business complex there, and police are escorting workers to their cars. california fish and game officers are also on the scene and working on a game plan. but police say there's no threat to the community and they are continuing to monitor what is happening there. we'll keep you posted as our helicopter flying over that scene. for month, attorneys for the ghost ship defendants have been talking about moving the case out of alameda county, but now there's a change in course. more now from laura anthony. >> we have withdrawn the prospect of filing a motion for change of venue. >> reporter: attorne for the ghost ship defendants now say if their clients go to trial, it
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should stay in alameda county. >> we ascertain that the juries here in alameda are more favorable to our cause than other counties. >> reporter: he explained research showed perspective jurors in oakland and alameda county are more likely to sympathize with the two than those outside the area. both men face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the december 2016 fire. inside a warehouse that had been transformed into a makeshift, live/work space for artists. while attorneys are hoping to have the plea deal reinstated at a hearing next month, max harris' defense team is fully committed to taking his case to trial. >> max harris does not want the plea bargain. he wants to vinld kadicate himst trial. we feel we can do that. the evidence is overwhelmingly in his favor.
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>> they are the only two people facing criminal charges for the fire. but a separate civil suit names them as well as the city of oakland, pg&e, and the owner of the building. >> the owner of a building must make it safe, has a duty to make a building safe. >> reporter: at the criminal trial for both men is scheduled for next april. laura anthony, "abc7 news." the golden state warriors are being ordered to pay up ahead of their move to san francisco. an arbitrator the team must pay the remainder of the debt incurred in renovating oracle arena in 196. it's estimated the total is $40 million. the warriors argued that their lease obligations end in 2019. in a statement today, the warriors said in part, of course
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we are reviewing our options at this time, but as we have always said, we'll fulfill any debt obligations we owe. more to come. health officials say raising awareness isn't working, so they want to take the next step when it comes to teenagers and tobacco. the man in marin county, that's next. boosting recycling waste in san francisco. >> and the a's saw a strong second half. now the team is capitalizing on all of that. all things tech. the staggering amount we're expected to spend on the holidays. halloween forecast. it's that time. it's that time. sandhya patel will be right back four years ago, we rejected marshall tuck and his billionaire backers for superintendent of public instruction. but they're back. the corporate billionaires and their handpicked candidate, former wall street banker marshall tuck. tuck's billionaires have spent over $25 million distorting tony thurmond's outstanding record on education. all because they know tuck shares their agenda: diverting funds from our public schools
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into their corporate charter schools. the same agenda as trump and betsy devos. protect our public schools. say no, again, to marshall tuck. protect our public schools. big corporations are making and just got a huge tax break. but the middle class is struggling. prop c is a common-sense plan. the top 1% of businesses pay their fair share to tackle homelessness for all of us. companies with revenue greater than $50 million pay, not small businesses or homeowners. the prop c plan is supported by the democratic party,
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teachers, and mental-health professionals. vote "yes" on c. big corporations pay for it, not you. teenagers are vaping in marin county, and banning the sale of flavored tobacco products may be the only way to stop what's happening. wayne freedman has more. >> reporter: the vaping issue is broader than they say. this place is an establishment that smokers in marin county describe as a refuge, a safe haven. the police also says if this measure passes, they're in the cross hairs. it is a throwback to an earlier era, pipe and cigar here where smoke hangs heavy and worry, as well. >> my livelihood for 45 years is
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definitely in jeopardy. >> reporter: brian is a vietnam veteran and runs the place, where it is a safe haven for tobacco lovers. tomorrow, the board of supervisors could rup hin him. matt willis is director of the health department. he notes almost a third of high school juniors now vap. he wants a ban onnnnnn products and tobacco. they sell flavored tobacco, si dpars, all would fall under the measure. >> we know one of the most important causes of young people to take up cigarette smoking and other tobacco smoking is the flavorings that are added. it's an enticement. >> reporter: but it's a legal product. it's not illegal.
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nor modoes he sell anyone under1 years old. >> they want to rid the county of tobacco. >> tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the united states. >> reporter: and now the county is the latest battle ground. they think this establishes a tradition all about principle. >> people have a right to choose. >> reporter: to clarify, if this ordinance passes, it would apply to only unincorporated marin county, which is technically in mill valley. but the deal is, cities often follow a county ordinance to take the county's lead. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." >> wayne, thank you very much. in san francisco, there's a plan that could force hundreds of businesses and city hall to hire trash sorters. our anchor is live in the "abc7 news" breakroom to sort all of
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this out for us. >> reporter: yeah, dan, i'm just upstairs from the studio. each though this measure amieaiy to big businesses, this is where sorting starts. you have compost and the recycle bin, but if you're like me or my colleagues, there can be confusion as to exactly which bin your items go in. >> the sushi containers trouble me. it looks like plastic, but not really sure. i've heard different things. i would guess recycling. >> reporter: this is my colleague, dan, in one of our breakrooms after eating his lunch. you may be able to relate to his dilemma. >> also, this one right here, i think sometimes they are recyclable. >> reporter: san francisco is set to vote on legislation, requiring businesses to hire trash sorters. >> they are sending significant
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amounts of waste to the land fill, and then ultimately just the average rate payer is paying a lot of money for that. >> reporter: meaning you and me. he says 60% of the city's waste in land fills could be recycled if we did more sorting. who better to talk sorti larges company in san francisco. they process 650 tons every day. >> collectively, globally, we're producing 3.5 million tons of rubbish every day. >> reporter: in the u.s., that's 4.5 pounds per person per day. with the goal of reaching zero by 2020, a reminder before you toss this in the wrong place. >> three bins, two tables on each. using photography to show you what goes inside. >> reporter: now, as for my colleague, dan's conundrum.
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they told me because this is a hard maplastic, it goes into th recycling bin. by the way, that ordinance vote happens on thursday. >> very good. thank you. the holiday season could be a record breaker for tech products. >> and the feds open an investigation into mercedes-benz no less. >> michael finney is here to tell us more about it. >> recall concerns have prompted that national transportation safety board to investigate mercedes-be mercedes-benz. reg hulators claim the company s been slow to notify on recalls for 1.5 million vehicles. mercedes says it will work with the government on any investigation. this year, we're expected to have a big holiday shopping
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center. a new studtudtudtudtudtudtudtudy shopper plans to spend $516. 57% will be bought online. shoppers prefer free shipping over fast shipping. 2/3 of those surveyed say they're willing to wait three to several days for delivery, as long as delivery is free. the consumer technology asociation is also checking in with a new study. again, good news for ref tailors. 164 million adults in the united states plan to buy tech products this year and expected to spend $96 billion on them. that is a record amount. the most wanted gift, electronically, is a new tv. also popular, voice space technologies, including smart speakers and smart watches. drones and wireless ear buds are also expected to be big sellers.
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the tvs are blowing out the door because there's a lot of new technology out there. >> time to get a new one. on to the weather. >> now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. >> and it's a beautiful, crisp start to your monday. good afternoon or evening to you. take a look at live doppler 7 hd. there are a few clouds going through the bay area. right now i want to show you a live picture from the south beach camera. nothing but blue skies. temperatures falling short of average. 64 in san francisco. 68 in oakland. san jose, 66. it's a bright view here, and a look at the temperatures, low seths from santa rosa to napa. 74 in concord. highs so far have really been running anywhere from the low 60s to mid 70s. so not exactly up to where we should be. here's a lovely view here, as we look towards san francisco right now, and the forecast.
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winds increase in the hills overnight tonight. fire danger arises especially in the hills. let's take a closer look at the dama danger in the hills. we are going to notice that the high fire danger really starts late tonight, gusty hill top winds, dry vegetation with low humidity basically means that any fires that do start will spread quickly. please remain aware of their surroundings. a live picture from our walnut creek picture. it's not that breezy yet. 6:00 tonight, still the winds are fairly light until later tonight when we notice the winds begin to increase, going into the overnight hours. so 7:00 a.m., you'll notice the wind direction out of the north-northeast about 25 miles per hour, and napa, that is concerning as it will dry out our air even more. winds continue to gust tomorrow night. you can download the accuweather app and track the temperatures,
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the wind, to wednesday morning they begin to subside, which is when the red flag warning will end. tomorrow morning, clear, windy in the hills. temperatures in the mid 40s to low 50s. tomorrow afternoon, a nice day. numbers will be coming up compared to today. 70 degrees in san francisco. 75 in oakland. so it's that wind that is going to cause the temperatures to rise. 77 in santa rosa. oakland, fremont, 75. 75 in san jose and 76 in santa cruz. i want to show you your hour by hour planner on halloween. temperatures in the 50s, sunny skies at noontime and halloween treat, 4:00 p.m., upper 60s to mid 80s. no extreme weather by nighttime. you'll notice that the temperatures begin to fall but it's not going to be terribly cold. they'll be just fine with a light extra layer underneath their forecasts.
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gusty in the hills. a warming trend and fog is back for the weekend. temperatures drop and don't forget, time changes sunday morning. daylight saving time ends. so you'll want to set your clocks back one hour. >> you gain that extra hour of sleep. a rare
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a fnasa spacecraft is is closer to the sun than any spacecraft before. this video is from when the probe launched from just over two weeks ago. it will deep getting close to the sun over the next several weeks and is expected to set another record, fastest speed relative to the sun. new video showing nasa breaking a world record. it takes them a step closer in the mission to mars.
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this parachute deployed in just 0.4 of a second, twice the speed of sound, setting a new record. it's the final test for the parachute, that will be used in the mars 2020 mission. it is needed for the heaviest payloads yet to hit mars. >> opening almost like an airbag. last week, ocean explorers revealed they have found over a thousand small deep water octopuses tucked into the cracks of a giant underwater volcano. >> now they're showing off a much bigger octopus dumb bow octopus. they do live deep below the surface. >> a remotely operated vehicle was able to go down 10,000 feet to get these pictures. a new species of dumbo octopus are smaller than this one. >> the oakland a's had one champagn
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i'm ama daetz. coming up at 6:00, the number of car break-ins in san francisco is staggers, but things are improving thanks to police and "abc7 news." how our commitment to building a better bay area helped tourists from australia get their stuff back. also -- >> i think we're facing a crisis of democracy. >> a lead effort in cal's free speech movement of the '60s
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returning to berkeley with advice to stop the hate we're seeing today. all that and much more coming up on n"abc7 news" at 6:00. finally tonight, a great season deserves to be rewarded. >> that's the case for bob melvin, billy beane and the again manager. >> the club announced contract extensions for all three. they defied expectations in 201, making the postseason for the first time in four years. melvin grew up in the bay area and feels home in the green and gold. >> it doesn't happen very often in the baseball world now that you're in a place where as long as -- certainly as i have in my position, so i'm just proud to be an oakland a. >> the a's will have some big decisions to make, most notably
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jed lowrie who is a free >> "world news tonight" is next. >> for all of us here, appreciate y
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tonight, inside the massacre. our team with a member of the s.w.a.t. team and a doctor, the first responders at the pittsburgh synagogue. what they saw inside. and the rabbi tonight who was inside and heard the gunman enter. what he said to his congregants sitting in those front rows, and describing how he ran out of time to save those in the back. the wife who screamed her husband had been shot, before authorities believe she was shot, too. tonight, the alleged gunman released from the hospital and wheeled into court. he could face the death penalty. and now, the president is set to visit pittsburgh, and what the people of that city, from all faiths, told me about their city, about this country.
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also tonight, the boeing 737 that crashed into the ocean. all 189 onboard feared dead. authorities say the pilots


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