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and providing clean restrooms and safe shelters with independent oversight, open books, and strict accountability measures to make sure every penny goes to solving our homeless crisis. vote yes on c. endorsed by the democratic party, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein. now from abc 7, live breaking news.
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a san francisco giants legend has passed away. >> willie mccoffee, number 44, the man affectionately known as stretch passed away after losing his battle with ongoing health issues. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. we have team coverage of the man who was feared on the field but so loved off of it. >> boy, was he ever. sports director larry beil is here. what a loss for the community and the team, larry. >> it is hard to describe, a huge loss for the giants family. willie mays, willie mccovey defined the san francisco giants when the team moved from new york to sanasbelodhipresenc smiles when we saw him at the ballpark. a legend, gone at the age of 80. i like that. i like that. that's why he is so great. >> loved and admired for his
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genuine demeanor off the field, on it willie mccovey could be frightening. hall of fame pitcher bob gibson once called him the scariest hitter in baseball. born in 1938 in mobile, alabama, he made his major league debut with the san francisco giants at the age of 21. he was an instant sensation, going four for four in that game. despite playing in 52 games in 1959. he garnered rookie of the year honors thanks in large part to a .354 batting average. for the man known as stretch for his 6'4" frame, protected willie mays. >> when you talk about a first baseman, you hear all of these things about this guy can stretch, this guy can hit. mike did all of those things. >> that's why big mac was the first ballot hall of famer in 1986. in 22 seasons he hit 521
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knocked in 1,555 runs, batted .270 and collected 2,211 hits. he was a six-time all star, was the national league's mvp in 1969 and was a three-time home run champion. despite all of the individual accolades, the ultimate team goal ee veiled vaded him. his only world series came in 1952 and. >> i had a line drive that i thought was a base hit that would end the series because we knew mays would score from second base. i didn't know richardson was standing there. i found out later he wouldn't have been playing me over there, but apparently he went over there to kind of smooth off the infield a little bit. before he could get back around to where he would have pitched to me, terry was in the process of making his pitch. >> in 1974 the giants traded him to san diego. oakland would purchase his contract late in the 1976 season.
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he would play just 11 games for the a's before making a triumphant return to the giants in 1977. at the age of 39 he hit 28 home runs and was named the comeback player of the year. among teammates he will be remembered for his unequalled power at the plate. >> he was a fierce hitter, you know, a guy that could hit the ball a long way, a guy that could hit the ball so hard. i remember, he won a lot of games for me. every time i pitch, most of the time he hit a home run. >> well, he was the most feared hitter i saw. he hit the ball so hard. he never got cheated and he was just awesome. he was quiet, but when he spoke you listened. >> perhaps there's no better compliment for mccovey, the final at bat of his career ended with a big swing and a quiet, unassuming exit. >> the man who sit 521 home runs in his fabulous career, hit in the alley, all the way to the
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wall. he's coming home and the ball game is over. mccovey has done it and the giants are mobbing willie mac. this crowd is on its feet as one in a salute to willie >> in his post-baseball years he stayed close to the giants and the game. a senior adviser to the franchise, he was a fixture at home games enjoying a championship as part of the giants 2015 victory parade. recent years were filled with pain from a never-ending series of back and knee surgeries. in 1980 the willie mac award was created to honor a player that exemplifies the leadership of mccovey. in 2003, willie opened mccovey's restaurant in walnut creek, a place for fans to gather and reminisce over days gone by. it was in 2003 when he received
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his own statute adjacent to mccovey cove. it was renamed mccovey park. >> i have come a long ways from the guy in mobile, alabama to having a statue here in san francisco. thank you. >> when you think about that, it is pretty amazing that a young man who grew up in mobile, alabama, could be so beloved here in the san francisco bay area. i will tell you, it is just hard to quantify how big a figure he is in giants' history when you talk about the loss of willie mccovey. willie mays was probably the best player to wear a giants' uniform. willie mccovey may be the most beloved in giants' history. >> it is amazing. i met him a handful of times, and never standing. i didn't realize he was so tall because he was always in such pain. but he stayed so close to the community and the giant all these years, didn't go back
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home, stayed part of the community, obviously part of the reason he is so beloved here still. >> yes. then would thing when you did meet him -- and he had said that he lost count of how many surgeries he had on each of his knees, and he also had a lot of complications from back surgery. he said at least a dozen surgeries on each knee, which shows how much pain he was in. but you never saw any of that when you met him at the ballpark. >> that's true. >> the one beautiful thing about the man was that even players, young players, you know, they don't go back and look at old black and white, the early film days of footage. all of the players got excited when willie mac would show up, and they knew what he meant historically to this franchise. we would see him up onhe press box levthere,nd then, you know, once a year he would come down for the willie mac award presentation. this past year it was will smith. it goes to the player that exemplifies the most courage on the team and the most inspiration. that's truly what he was. >> a real class act all the way.
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>> yes. i am heartbroken thinking about all the times we spoke, we would be at the ballpark and always a smile. he had just gotten married this summer to his long-time girlfriend back in august. >> that's right. >> so the timing now is so -- it isjust heartbreaking. >> at least they had that together. >> yeah, i know. that's a good way to look at it. but he's a historic figure. he was a huge, a giant of a figure. >> a giant of a giant. >> yeah. and in so many ways, and he really will be missed by everybody connected with the giants. >> thanks, larry. well, as you can imagine, news of willie mccovey's death spread quickly. >> it did, "abc 7 news" reporter cornell barnard is at at&t park with what giants' fans are saying about the sudden news. cornell. >> reporter: yeah. the news is spreading, guys. one fan just w u to me andtold is not true. they have heard the news that willie mccovey has passed away. what can you say about a legend?
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his name is all over at&t park. the hall of fame first baseman who had his very own cove named after him, willie mccovey cove is right here next to at&t park. his statue is on the opposite side of the cove, as larry mentioned. he played 19 of his 22 seasons with the giants, slugged 521 career home runs, believe it or not. he passed away today at age 80. he retired back in 1980, but many fans remember him very well. one fan we talked to just minutes ago said his dad just called him to deliver the news. >> i mean i'm overcome with sadness really. i grew up, my first games were at candle stick, and growing up, you know, that cradled candlestick fan, you connect him with the giants and becomes synonymous with willie mays, orlando sapeda. you know, i never got to see him
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play, but the giants have done such a good job of keeping the legends around that you can't help but respect what they've done. >> reporter: i was just checking out the mural on the side of at&t park. hard to believe that mccovey was rookie of the year back in 1959. there is no word yet from the giants' front office, but i can tell you that flags are at half staff on the opposite side of the park. very sad news today. live in san francisco at at&t park, i'm cornell barnard, "abc 7 news." >> thank you, cornell. "abc 7 news" was on hand for one of mccovey's last public appearance. the golf classic was held in san francisco. you see him there as usual. he was all smiles. larry mentioned this. the event took place just three weeks after mccovey married estelle au
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so of the condolences. >> you will find lots of reaction pouring in. house minority leader nancy pelosi sweets, thank you, willie, for all you did for baseball and our bay area community. paul and i are praying for estela and your entire family. you will be missed by the legions of players, fans and admirers you inspired on and off the field. civil rights lead ever, the reverend jesse jackson tweets, rip, rest in peace, willie mccovey, one of baseball's all-time greats. former giants outfielder andrew mccutchen -- first let's look at pitch el will smith's tweet saying it was an honor to have been awarded the willie mac award by willie mac himself. now from andrew mccutchen, i will cherish the time i spent with you. to talk to an all-time great like willie mccovey was a dream.
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may you rest in peace. the team is asking the fans to send condolence letters to forever44@sf giants.com. san francisco mayor london breed issued a statement just now. city hall will be lit up in orange in honor of a true san francisco legend. dan and ama. >> he was every bit of that. kristen, thank you. we used the "abc 7 news" app to send out a push alert about his death this afternoon. download the app so you can be the first to know when news like this breaks. and we have other news to talk about tonight. on the brink of eviction. a new oakland program is helping one woman keep her home. >> yeah, it is a step in the right direction and it is building a better bay area. . i'm spencer christian. quite a warm spell coming our way. november will get off to
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california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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it is like a dream came true and here is the money all of a sudden. it is not a dream and it is not just for one person. abc 7 is committed to building a better bay area, and that means we are putting more time, resources and reporting into covering issues that impact your quality of life. >> we are looking at both problems, of course, but importantly solutions. there's no question that homelessness is a problem in the bay area. we all know that. a recent united nations report describes the crisis in san francisco and oakland as, quote, cruel and inhuman. >> the report says city policies prohibiting water and sanitation at encampments violate human rights. the most recent homeless census tallied 2,761 homeless people in oakland alone in 2017.
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the city says it is a 25% increase in two years. >> the top reason that people give for being homeless, money problems. the number one thing they say would have prevented it, rent assistance. >> and that's what one woman just received thanks to a new city-funded program. >> "abc 7 news" reporter laura anthony has her story. >> it was like a dream for me because i was at a stage to where i was going to get evicted. >> reporter: oakland's deborah ross says she and her 16-year-old grandson were days away from being out on the street, being evicted from the apartment they lived in for three years because she owed her landlord nearly $800. that is until she reached out to a new program called keep hous. >> they approved it just a couple of days ago and sent a check to the landlord. >> reporter: how much money are we talking about? >> they were talking about $785. >> reporter: that's what you needed? >> that's what i needed. >> reporter: the 61-year-old ross represents just one much 60 households that have been helped so far by a program launched just ten days ago.
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a partnership that includes catholic charities, kaiser permanente, the san francisco foundation and the city of oakland. >> this came right when it was needed to really keep people in the housing they have so that we can stop the displacement out of oakland, stop the growing homelessness on our streets. this is the right and humane thing to do. >> reporter: with her housing crisis now behind her, deborah ross is free to go back to focusing on her growing business, that is making custom hats. ross had been homeless once before about five years ago, but thanks to that check to her landlord from keep oakland housed, she can loo future with something she hasn't had in a while, optimism. >> it came like something in the sky, that came down. a miracle from heaven. that's like to me, and it is like where this came from, and when it came i said, is this true? you really can get help?
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>> reporter: in oakland, laura anthony, "abc 7 news." >> as we reported, this year oakland has built three shed villages for the homeless by layer merritt, under 980 at 27th street and under 880 at 6th. yesterday the city council approved funding to open three more. this map shows you where, on beach street near 880, south on mandela parkway and a third on international boulevard. the tough sheds are 10 x 12 feet. each houses two people and there are 20 sheds in a village. the goal is to get 40 people out of tents and move them into permanent housing within six months. of the 127 people who have participated in the program so far, oakland says 63% have moved on to either transitional or permanent housing. housing and homelessness can affect everyone no matter where you live. so let us know what you think will help. use the #betterbayarea to join the conversation on twitter as well as facebook. all right. it is halloween, that means
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bands of children are roaming the streets demanding candy. what is the weather like? >> the weather is sweet, i might say. i have stunning sunsets to show you. that's tough to say. here is a look at doppler 7 first. a few thin high clouds are hanging around the bay area on an otherwise bright evening. check out this view of the setting sun, or the post-sunset sky from emeryville. a beautiful view right there. 68 in san francisco right now. it is really mild. 69 in oakland. 70 in mountain view. 73 in both san jose and morgan hill. 64 at pacifica. how about this view of the sunset from mountain tam. temperature readings right now, 80 in santa rosa. 71, napa. mid 70s at novato and vacaville, 77 in con court and 71 in livermore. one more view of the western sky from the east bay hills camera. november 1st, tomorrow, the month gets off to a warm start. only minor cooling going into the weekend, but a cooler
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pattern will begin next week. let's look at overnight conditions. we have a few thin, high clouts right now and more passing through in the overnight hours. overnight lows in the low 50s. but cooler in the north bay valleys which is often the case. lows there in the mid to upper 40s. tomorrow, look for quite a warm day, especially for november 1st. we will see highs of 70 at half moon bay. 80 around the bay shoreline. 80 in fremont. in the north bay expect highs of 86 in santa rosa, 84 in napa, 82 in vallejo, 85 in livermore. the accuweather seven day forecast looks like this. mid 80s inland through saturday. we will see temperatures near the bay and coast dropping off a little bit friday and saturday. then on sunday as we fall back to standard time, the cooling continues. by tuesday of next week, which is luncheon day, we will see temperatures settling into a seasonal range but above
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average. much warmer than average and dry, i might add all the way through the seven day forecast period. >> i'm yes on that. >> thanks, spencer. >> halloween costumes are about creativity. >> next, how one san francisco school is california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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happy halloween! we want to thank these "abc 7
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news" viewers and others who shared their halloween costumes with us today. great stuff. these pictures all have the #abc7now added to them. >> they look great. students these days are more aware than ever about not wearing cultural inappropriate costumes. "abc 7 news" reporter lyanne melendez with the dos and don'ts. >> reporter: at san francisco's drew school students are asked to follow costume guidelines when dressing up for halloween, many of which are a matter of common sense. >> native people are people. things like feather have significant importance and it is not something you grab out of a costume store. but the biggest thing, especially working here at drew, is not to shame people. it is to educate and then do better. >> reporter: students here were invited to watch an online video called "my culture is not a costume." >> it sucks to see that. it is offensive. >> it isik butcherf m
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cu >> reporter: the o wh tho who d ignorance by opening up a conversation. for the most part, people are misinformed and are not acting out of malice. >> it is a cleopatra costume. >> in the real world you shouldn't have to educate them. it shouldn't be like you need to, but if you are willing to take the time and do so, that's amazing. hopefully they do learn from that. >> reporter: maria berman is a senior here, which automatically makes her a superhero. hence the tee shirt. the school welcomed non-conformists like the disney character belle in "beauty and the beast" and, of course, fictional characters which seldom lead to any kind of disagreement. >> students are also asked to be careful what they post on social media. what you wear this halloween maer remember, colleges are looking at your instagram and facebook pages. >> reporter: in san francisco, lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." >> photos live on.
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>> right. next on "abc 7 news" at 6:00, we remember giants legend willie mccovey. >> you will hear from a man credited with the creation of mccovey cove at at&t park, plus -- >> i never expected something to happen, especially in the cafeteria in the middle of the day where everyone is around. >> students were just in shock after a woman was attacked at a
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now from abc 7, live breaking news. as we said at the top, the baseball world is mourning a giant of a player. willie mccovey died today at the age of 80. >> mccovey played 19 of his 22 seasons with the san francisco giants. the slugger hit 521 career home runs. >> in 1969 mccovey was the national league's mvp. despite his many milestones, his only world series appearance came in 1962 and it ended in heartbreak. >> i hit a line drive that i thought and everybody else thought was a base hit that would win the series because we knew mays was going to score from second base. but i didn't know richardson was standing there. i found out later that he wouldn't have been playing me over there, but apparently he went over there to kind of
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smooth off the infield a little bit, and before he could get back around to where he would have played me, terry was in the process of making his pitch. >> of course, all of the responses to learning about his passing, they're coming in. in a statement, san francisco mayor london breed says willie mccovey was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and also the quintessential san francisco giant. >> there's a reason the giants gave -- give an award every year in his name, the willie mac award. it goes to the player who exemplifies what it means to be a great teammate on and off the field. >> of course, when the giants built their new stadium in 2000, they named the area behind it mccovey cove. >> we spoke with the man credited with the creation of mccovey cove at at&t. >> mark purdy worked as a sports writer in the bay area for five decades but says one of his best member memories of willie mccovey is after he retired. >> he was such a great presence.
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he would visit the locker room before the games, he would ride through the tunnel before the games and people would, of course, applaud and say hi to him. then he would watch the gamesor. just a sweet, sweet guy. >> purdy coined the term mccovey cove and worked with mccovey, the giants and the city to make the name official for the portion of the bay just beyond the right field wall. it is, indeed, that today. >> it is. the giants are asking fans to share their memories of willie mccovey and send condolence letters to this e-mail, forever44@sfgiants.com. >> here is a live look at san francisco city hall, lit up in orange tonight in honor of willie mccovey. >> you can look back on mccovey's career, his milestone moments, and what he means to the city. we put it all together on our website, abc7news.com. we will move on for the moment. breaking news in the east bay. the man accused of killi an off duty santa clara paramed
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murder. according to partners, the east bay times, the paramedic was shot and killed in 2013 in the oakland his after pulling over to use his cellphone. 16-year-old christian burton and his friend were trying to carjack him and shot him when he tried to drive away. sentencing is scheduled for next year. there were tense moments after a stranger stabbed a student. >> a staff member was able to hold down the suspect until deputies could get there and we learned it was not the first violent campus encounter connected to the suspect. >> "abc 7 news" reporter chris wynn has the story. >> reporter: chaos inside the cafeteria after a 19-year-old woman was attacked while having lunch at cabrillo college. >> we are usually on high alert because of the society we live in, but since it happened halloween night, who knows. it could strike another. >> reporter: just before noon
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today, a 40-year-old man walked into the cafeteria and randomly stabbed the victim with a knife. he was identified as steven wooding, a former student known to law enforcement. the college got a restraining order against him about a week and a half ago after authorities say he spent months harassing staff members the phone. >> it doesn't look like they have any relationship, it doesn't look like there was any reason he would attacked her other than him coming on campus and wanting to do this. >> reporter: according to the sheriff's office, the suspect was previously arrested for assaulting a staff member in 1994 with a wooden ax. he spent several years at a psychiatric institution for the crime. today college officials credited first responders for their swift response and praised the cafeteria manager who they say apprehended the suspect until law enforcement could arrive. >> great to see people taking care of each other and acting as a community without pausing to think about what might happen to their own selves, but thinking about how to prevent harm to others. >> reporter: students say while it is unnerving, they're grateful the situation wasn't
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worse. >> especially in the cafeteria in the middle of the day where everyone is around. >> reporter: we had a chance to speak with the cafeteria manager off camera. he said he had no time to think, that it all happened so fast he just quickly jumped into action. now, as for the victim in this case, she is currently in stable condition at a hospital in san jose. we're in aptos tonight, i'm chris wynn, "abc 7 news." >> thank you, chris. on the peninsula a lawsuit was filed against the south san francisco unified school district for allegedly destroying evidence of a teacher's inappropriate behavior. west boro middle school teacher joseph toy was arrested in august and charged with molesting four students. the lawsuit, filed on behalf of one of the students, claims toy's behavior was known for years and the district did nothing. >> nine or ten years before a parent complained that he had been acting inappropriately with students, and she was so uncomfortable by it she even handed over photographs of this teacher with his arm around
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students. what the principal directed the assistant principal to do was to question him and destroy the photographs. >> the law firm also claims another teacher warned the administration about toy's behavior several years ago. in the south bay, sunnyvale dispatchers are implementing new life-saving technology to increase response times to 911 callers. the program, called rapid sos, tracks the gps signal from smartphones for a precise location. the current 911 system can only track land line locations. cellphone callers had to be found by triangulating a signal using cell towers for a general search area that could be miles wide. sunnyvale dispatchers communication manager tells us having an exact location could mean literally the difference between life and death. >> we struggle with figuring out where people are. they don't know where they are, they can't communicate. there's a language barrier. we are getting a translator, that can take time.
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we need to find them quickly. that's where the technology will come into play. >> 80% of 911 calls are now made from cellphones. in the north bay there's a new safety effort on a sonoma county bridge to keep semi trucks from getting stuck. take a look at these vulture sculptures. the county mounted them on a mast arm over loughlin road to keep trucks off a nearby one-lane bridge. the bridge is between river and north laughlin roads. in 2014 supervisors passed a resolution prohibiting semi trailer trucks longer than 35 feet from traveling on that road. coming up on "abc 7 news" here at 6:00, pot and pumpkins. here at 6:00, pot and pumpkins. >> yes, hea proposition 11 solves two issues. first, it continues to pay paramedics while we're on break. second, it ensures the closest ambulance can respond if you call 9-1-1. vote yes on 11.
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"look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress, and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. proposition 11 "a common sense solution"
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to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. all right. the building behind us is not on fire. it is a light display. the bay area man who successfully sued monsanto has accepted a reduced $78 million award. that's according to dwayne lee johnson's attorney. johnson sued monsanto claiming the we had killer roundup caused his terminal cancer. in august a jury agreed and awarded him $289 million. a san francisco judge reduced the punitive damages by more than $200 million.
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on son could have asked for a new trial, but his spokesperson says he will accept the lower amount in hopes of achieving, quote, a final resolution within his lifetime. a marin county man is being forced to confront his past after his name appeared on a list of catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct. >> i-team reporter dan noyes is here with a preview of his his s exclusive enter vow. >> it is rare to have a man sit down and he answered all of my questions. he admits mistakes with a teenage girl when he was a 30-year-old priest. >> i want to make it clear, i think i did wrong. that's definite. i want to make clear that that was something that had nevern.ee history may affect his job at the marin county guardian's office. he tells me he never had to
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filed. we will go deeper into his story coming up tonight on "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> that should be compelling. >> it really is. >> thank you, dan, very much. almost to november and the temperatures have been above 80 in the east bay lately. >> it doesn't feel like fall, does it? spencer has the california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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some farmers in half moon bay are counting on a controversial ballot measure to pass. >> it involves the ability to grow marijuana plants at places like pumpkin farms. >> abc 7 reporter vic lee explains. >> reporter: half moon bay, the pumpkin capital of the world. each autumn the pumpkin festival attracts hundreds of thousands to this small coastal town. the defeat of ballot measure gg some farmers say could smash the pumpkin industry for good. >> it is real. it is not propaganda. sadly, it is real. >> reporter: eed au and john miller own iconic farmer john's pumpkin farm. >> a generation living on the farm, third generation, we don't want to leave it. it is our farm. we have nowhere to go. >> reporter: they like many farmers are struggling to survive. pumpkins and the vegetables they grow can no longer sustain them. measure gg would allow starter
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marijuana plants to be grown in existing green houses in zoned areas under heavy regulation. >> we want a crop that would be able to keep a sustainable living in the near future. >> reporter: the mullers say a cannabis company offered to pay them nearly $1 million a year in rental fees to grow starter plants in green houses on another piece of their property about a mile from their pumpkin farm. the company would also rebuild their old green houses. but measure gg has been controversial. opponents like reverend lisa warner carey believe it would make pot more accessible to young people in the community. what is more, hispanic community leaders, she says, are opposed because it puts farm workers at risk. >> it puts them on the radar of the federal government when they're participating in an industry that's illegal federally. >> reporter: in today's half moon bay review, ballot gg was the top story. oddly enough, we had a tough
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time finding campaign signs related to ballot measure gg. one resident explained it is probably because most of the folks in town have already made up their minds. vic lee, "abc 7 news." and this story first appeared in "the washington post". today we spoke to reporter damian poletta and he says the outcome of measure gg and ot measures in half moon bay could have ripple effects around the state. >> if the vote goes through and the mullers are allowed to grow commercial, you know, cannabis at their green house, then this would be sort of a signal to the rest of california that they -- you know, this is sort of a green light for this kind of stuff. if the vote goes down and it is not approved, we could see this as more of a yellow or red light where people say, wait a second, maybe it is not worth the headache, there's local opposition and we saw it voted down, let's try to come up with another alternative. >> he says there's been a lot of bad blood over the issue in half moon bay. he thinks it is going to continue because people are
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saying a lot of nasty things about each other. >> okay. well, it is halloween. trick or treaters are out there. what is the weather like for the rest of the evening and beyond? >> let's go to spencer for the answer. >> it is spectacular. we talked about how warm it is, but let's talk about how dry it is. here is a look at our percent of average rainfall since october 1st, which is the beginning of the hydro logical year or the rain year as we normally call it. san francisco is at only 20% of average. look at the locations to the east and south. almost bone dry. napa a little better with 24%. santa rosa had rainfall, but still only 64% rather of average. we need rain, but over the next ten days the outlook calls for zero percent probability of rain in any bay area location. so we go with a look at what we have. overnight, dry conditions, mainly clear skies, a few high clouds. overnight lows in the low to mid 50s, mainly upper 40s in the north bay valleys. tomorrow will be another unusually warm day with highs --
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now, bear in mind tomorrow is november 1st. we will see highs of 70 at half moon bay, 79 in oakland, 75 in san francisco, 80 in fremont, 81 in san jose, 85 in livermore, 84 in concord, 84 in napa, 86 in santa rosa and 83 in san rafael. tomorrow night we have "thursday night football" and it is the battle of the bay as the 49ers host the raiders. game time is 5:00 p.m. sunny and 80 degrees at the start of the game. later in the evening it will be darker and cooler. here is the accuweather seven day forecast. this warm weather will last into the weekend at which time, by the way, we fall back to standard time. we won't get any significant cooling until probably about the middle of next week, next tuesday, election day, looks like a nice, mild, dry day. a high of 80 inland. the same thing in our wednesday, but it will be even warmer than that as we wait for the cooler weather to arrive. just unbelievable. >> 80 degrees at november.
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thanks, spencer. >> more on our top story tonight, the passing of a true icon and great. >> larry beil is here with that. >> willie mccovey was a giant amongst giants. more on the legend who passed away today and what the willie mac award meant to him and the
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today at age 80. the giants' legend died at stanford hospital reportedly as a result of an infection that
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had spread. mccovey had been confined to a wheelchair in recent years after countless knee and back surgeries. he appeared at every willie mac award ceremony and every one of the returning winners made a point to go over and see the legendary hall of famer. at the 2017 ceremony, mccovey spoke about what that award meant to him. >> all these guys up here are great giants. and we are a family. and to be voted the willie mac award means you are in the giants' family. >> and he was a beloved member of that family. the giants announcing there will be a public celebration of willie mccovey's life at a later date. back to the games the people play. the 49ers and the raiders meet tomorrow at levi stadium. not clear who is playing quarterback for the 49ers. c.j. was hurt on sunday. he has a wrist and thumb issue.
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this was the play we think he was injured on. it is unknown if c.j. can grip a football or whether he will be able to by tomorrow night. if he can't go, undrafted free agent nick mullens, the third stringer, would make his first nfl start. >> c.j. would be good we feel for playing on sunday, you know, but it will be a test for thursday and probably won't know until then. >> c.j., do you think you will be able to play thursday? >> yeah, i'm hoping so. yeah. >> had injuries like this before? >> not a wrist injury on my throwing hand, no. i had a thumb issue, but not wrist. >> we probably won't know on any of these guys until thursday. we have two practices and there won't be one full-speed practice. there's not enough time for these guys to recover. >> hard playing those thursday night games. the warriors playing the pelicans at oracle. anthony davis will play. missed a couple of games but is back tonight. demarcus cousins told them at shoot arounds he wants them to beat his old team. he did mention it.
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the warriors off to a torrid 7-1 start. we are seeing the joy and energy the coach was hoping for. not the, oh, this is the regular season blues we saw a lot of last year. is it energy from the new guys, energized vets or maybe both? >> yeah, we have a great mixture of youth and old age. it is not necessarily that we're on our death bed and sitting around watching and seeing what happens. like this is a group of veterans still hungry. >> been a pretty good week, you know, so i would say -- i mean it is a great team to be around. there's a lot of historic things going on so it is cool, it is fun. >> finish up with halloween costume you got to see. aaron judge of the -- no, see, even i confused it. he's dressing up as aaron judge. this is how he walked into the orlando locker room today, because they are body doubles. he plays for the orlando magic
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and grew up in the san jose area. so it is just funny. also, klay thompson today went into oracle arena dressed as jackie moon with a head band, aba costume because he loved that character in the movie from a decade ago starring will ferrell. semi tough. >> i bet he dressed up as dog too, maybe, klay? >> i'm sure there are people with rocco. >> let's wrap up with mccovey. you talked to him a number of times. i wonder what he thought about how the game has changed, the salary structure. it is so different from when he played. >> oh, my goodness, yes. every player i talked to from that era, and the late great thurman would be in the same category. they all think, man, what would i be worth today. he is not even 100, 200, $30 million a year type player. >> he would have been that kind of player. >> no question about that. especially, you know, if he was
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healthy before all of the knee surgeries and that. yeah, i mean the sky -- he would be right at the top of the salary scale. >> he had a long career, too. >> yeah, about 20 years. >> all right. tributes will keep coming in. >> for sure. >> thanks, larry. >> a lot more with the former giants. >> we will talk about it. on 9:00 on kofi tv channel go, and right here for "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> crews are gathering reaction on the passing of san francisco giants legend willie mccovey. the legacy the baseball great leaves behind at 9:00 and 11:00. >> that is our report here for now on "abc 7 news" at 6:00. look for breaking news any time you wish on the "abc 7 news" app. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. for the entire "abc 7 news" team, have a great evening.
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