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night's game at levi stadium. it got ugly. >> mropolice made dozens of arrests. >> it's a fight between two 49ers fans that spread on social media. we have the story now from santa clara. >> reporter: last night's performance by the 49ers should have been a good enough reason for its fans to celebrate. this video showed two of them fighting during the game. a puzzling scene for those in attendance. >> it's concerning. i have seen some of the guys get up from the fights and i don't want to be that guy. >> reporter: a 31-year-old was arrested for felony assault and booked at the santa clara county jail. police say they were able to identify and locate the suspect before he could exit the stadium because the fight was quickly posted to social media, which law enforcement had been monitoring. >> to identify the person, find the person and apprehend them is
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just fantastic work. it's the type of luck that we had at the stadiu given the technology as well as the security personnel. >> reporter: overall, police made 32 arrests for public intoxication mainly. it's the highest amount of arrests since 2017, police considered last night a win giving the rivalry between the 49ers and the raiders. more than 800 cameras monitored the action along with extra scurity and undercover police officers. >> when you look at a stadium, people act that way, it's usual by 1% of the crowd. i don't think that is necessarily niners or raiders. >> reporter: fighting at sporting events isn't new. they hope escalate.
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destroy destroyed at a homeless camp. it started after noon. it was near the county administration building. the smoke was so thick it set off fire alarms in nearby buildings. no one was hurt. sadly, a dog was killed. this is the second fire at a homeless camp in the last two days. yesterday we were in richmond where a camp caught fire. again, no one was hurt. firefighters have to be ready for anything these days as the fire season seems to grow longer and more ferocious every year. eric thomas is live in concord where a fire training session was held today. >> reporter: as you hear that
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bell back there, that's training class number 52 coming to the end of a long training day. they were training on structure fires today. while they were doing that, their instructors were planning on something completely different, wildland fires. it's week five for this fire academy class. today, they are working on fighting fires inside a burning building and wrestling with high pressure hoses to put water where it's needed. >> it's a very didactic and physical environment. they expect a lot out of us. >> reporter: while they work on maneuvers in tight spaces, their teachers are thinking about one of the future teaching evolutions, fighting wildland fires. >> we train the recruits in how wildland fire behaves. we train them in the safety related to responding to wildland fires. >> reporter: it's timely this weekend. a red flag fire warning goes into affect at midnight and lasts through sunday morning.
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local vegetation is dry. the weather is not cooperating. >> we expect weather conditions, high heat and high winds, to be conducive to if we were to get a wildland fire to spread quickly. >> reporter: local residents saw how quickly it could spread in june when a brush fire scorched 360 acres, threatening a pair of subdivisions. a quick response helped beat the flames back. these new firefighters are learning that fires they face in the future are burning hotter and faster and claiming more property because of climate change. >> fire season is no longer fire season. we're at some level of wildland threat throughout the year. >> reporter: these folks have another 13 weeks of training to go before they will be out there fighting fires. strike teams will be in place in the county just in case monitoring the wind conditions and the heat conditions to see if fires will start as the chief
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mentioned. the conditions are right for fast moving fires and none of us wants to see that. eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. this is a live picture from the east bay hills. fire danger as we have said is high right now. we have an eye on the conditions. >> it's only going to increase. a red flag warning has been issued. it begins tonight for the north and east bay hills. it runs into early sunday morning. the wind is 15 to 30 miles an hour, gusts 50 to 60. humidity dropping 8% to 18%. fires can spread rapidly. hour by hour look at the wind gusts. they pick up over fairfield, napa, going into saturday morning. they remain on the gusty side at the lower elevations, stronger winds at the high he haer eleva. watch the humidity drop down to
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10% fairfield. single digits in napa. the dry conditions continue saturday afternoon. that in combination with the dry fuels spells high fire danger. >> thanks very much. a red flag morning means fires can easily start and spread. download the app to get alerts if that happens. on the marriott hotel strike, abc 7 news learns workers at the oakland marriott have reached a tentative agreement. they will vote on that tonight much the 200 oakland workers joined a strike one month ago. union representatives in san francisco tell us they are still far from an agreement with marriott. today, san francisco's supervisors held a special hearing on the battle. marriott did not send a representative to the meeting. the ceo sent a letter to a supervisor on the 31st informing her of the decision. a supervisor called it a letter of excuses and says she was disappointed. >> when thousands of san
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franciscoians feel the need to lay down their tools and to walk off the job, it's a sure sign something is not right in our city. >> minor progress has been made in negotiations but they are more optimistic after today's meeting. >> we are committed to making the bay area a better place to live. we are putting more time and resources covering issues that impact your quality of life. >> as part of the strike at marriott hotels, we look into how hard it is to make a living. we have that part of the coverage tonight. >> even though the drums went silent for a short time today, as you can hear the workers are back on the picket line. not many of them wanted to go on camera. all told their story to me told. at times, it was heartbreaking. for the past 30 days, julian has been on the puckett line.
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fighting for fair wages so he and his wife of 13 years can just, in his words, live a normal life. >> i don't feel like my wife and i can afford to have children in the city, that i would be able to afford that and to be able to raise them in the way i would want to raise them. i have had to work two jobs to make ends meet. i have done tons of overtime. i have worked 24 hours straight on multiple occasions. once i worked 32 hours straight. >> reporte >> he has been a bellman and makes just over minimum wage plus tips. it's not unlike the other employees. >> terrible. . >> we found a housekeeper, a single mom and her son. even at 10, he feels the burden of his mother's money woes. >> i feel like she's struggling by not having the money. that's just the problem. i feel like i need to help her
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on something. >> a recent $50 a month rent increase is just too much. >> he asked me, what can i do? >> at the marriott marquis during the pause, the effects of the strike could be felt outside. maria is visiting from south easouthern california. >> you want to stay at a hotel where there's people to take care of you. i don't want to stay mrp that peop people are protesting. >> these workers will stay somewhere else as well on the sidewalk outside. back out here live. something interesting i want to point out is despite the labor dispute, once everything is all settled, every worker said he or she is looking forward to going back to work. they enjoy their co-workers and working hard. >> thank you. we know it can be hard to
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earn a living wage and difficlt to earn enough to buy a home. let us know what you think will help. use the #betterbayarea. talk about doing the right thing at the right time. a 20-year-old bart employee is being credited with saving a ryderid riders's life. >> he didn't feel a pulse. he started cpr. a police officer later pitched in. the man came to again just as paramedic s arrived. he thinks it was fate he was there that day. he normally works as a different station. he decided to pick up an extra shift. right place at the right time doing the right thing. governor brown jumps, doing something he hadn't done in the r run-up to tuesday's election. the record we can be proud of. you could call it election
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fever. from a nobody to a somebody. new reaction to the 49ers quarterback who is suddenly a huge 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.
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i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent. another push for proposition 6, the repeal of the gas tax.
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hybrids didn't exist and cell phones were larger than land line phones and o.j. was being chased in his bronco, that long ago, there was no tax. it would raise money for transit improvement and road and bridge repair. we have more on today's big rally. >> reporter: interesting fact. the state legislature decided last year that raising the gas tax 12 cents a gallon would help to cover the road repairs that immediate to be done. critics have argued it's an undue burden. yes on 6 would repeal the gas tax and no would leave it in place. over 200,000 vehicles drive daily over this bridge at interstate 280 at lawrence expressway. it's in poor condition. it was built in 1965. it was reconstructed 27 years ago. it's one example of the challenges of keeping up with an aging highway system.
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>> we need to fix our roads. we need to fix our bridges. we need to make sure our local transit is ready for the task. this is a great opportunity to show the country that california knows how to invest in its future. >> reporter: governor brown is urging a no vote on proposition 6, which would repeal the increase in the gasoline tax. he was joined at a rally today by construction workers and firefighters and democratic lawmakers. 6,500 highway and road projects are under wway in california. their status in jeopardy if it is repealed. >> there are not democrat or republican or independent potholes. >> reporte: supporters argue last year's gas tax is a burden on people with limited income. they say it could be a savings of $800 a year. >> the gas tax needs to be lowered to a more sustainable
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level. politicians need to put the money we give them into roads, which is more than enough. a yes vote on prop 6 will fix those issues. >> reporter: if prop 6 passes, that means future gas tax increases would have to be approved by the electorate. the state legislature will have to scramble to find new ways to finance ongoing as well as future road repair projects. >> thanks very much. find a guide to all of the measures and propositions open your ballot at a record number of californians are registered to vote. that's 3% high are since last midterm election. state officials were in san francisco today reminding voters of their rights. >> we want to make sure voters
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are not discouraged but, in fact, encouraged to cast their ballot. voters should know their rights. our democracy works best when everybody participates. >> polling places are open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on election day. california law allows workers up to two hours off work without a loss of pay to vote. if they don't have enough time to do so in their non-work hours. nick mullens may have made history last night. but that doesn't mean he is going to be the starter going forward. the coach refused today to comment on mullens long term. he finished with the best passer rating by a quarterback in his first start since 1970. the 23-year-old fought back tears after the game during an interview with fox sports. >> sorry. everything i dreamed of. it's only one game, which is very important.
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i've been in the organization for two years. just trying to learn as much as i could, prepare like i'm the starter every eek. this week was my week. going to take advantage of opportunities when they come. >> good for him. he was emotional after a terrific performance. a decision as to whether he will get a second start will come early next week. the fog came back this morning. the breeze kicked up. the temperatures started to come down. places along the coast in the 80s yesterday, in the 60s today. here is a look at live doppler 7. we have high clouds passing through the bay area. you can see what kind of a beautiful view it's making right now. filtering the sunshine. 68 in san francisco. 70 in oakland. pretty mild in san jose, 77. tonight, the sunset is amazing because of the high clouds made of ice crystals. snap a picture. send them to us.
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#abc7now. here is a look at what you can expect as we head towards yr weekend. really, as we go into tomorrow, it's going to get warmer in all areas. fire danger increases this weekend. don't forget, daylight saving time ends sunday morning. you will want to change your clocks back one hour. a live picture from our golden gate bridge camera. in the more than, temperatures in the 50s. a few high clouds. noon, 60, 70. it's a warmer afternoon with temperatures in the mid 60s to the mid 80s. tomorrow morning, watch out for the winds in the hills. might be difficult getting around. if you are driving places, keep that in mind. temperatures from the low 40s to the mid 50s. as we head into the afternoon, a warm one. above average for this time of
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year. 87 in gilroy. downtown san francisco, 76. 69 in the sunset district. north bay, sunshine, 83 in napa. really, a sunny one. a little bit warm for some of you. i do have a change in the forecast you might like. 80 in oakland. inland, 86 in fairfield. a warm one in livermore, 85 degrees. not too many people on the beach. tomorrow will be a good day to go to the beach. air quality saturday and sunday good to moderate across the bay area. here is that reminder. daylight saving time ends 2:00 a.m. sunday, fall back one hour. saturday, the sun comes up at 7:37. sunrise on sunday will be an hour earlier, roughly. it does get darker sooner.
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you do get the bright sunshine earlier in the day. download the app and you can track the temperatures. warmer tomorrow, high are fire danger. cooling breeze on sunday will knock the temperatures down. we will be in a holding pattern monday. election day cooler. more like late fall by mid to latter part of next week. if you are waiting for the cooler pattern, 60s, 70s, that's what we are talking about for november. overall the weekend looks pleasa pleasant. >> from better
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nail polish you can test with your skin tone. it's never been easier -- look at that. that's slow. maybe it's going to show us. it's got a hinged custom flip-up nail tip. do you see that? you can put your finger under. you can see if it works. isn't that cool? >> that's a great color for you? >> i'm going with this one. >> it's available in 48 colors. you don't have to pick that one. it's an $18 value. white and fresh on the go whitening and breath freshener. it does both. isn't that a cool idea? it's the first freshener that whitens your teeth. it uses -- i forget what itt itt uses. >> some cool ingredient? >> yeah. whitening ingredient so you can drink coffee. it will get --
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>> the print is small. >> look at that. >> it's 20 letters long. we will not try to pronounce it. >> you will get one of those. >> how do we get it? >> i have the answer to this. go to our website, look for the finney's friday free stuff page. >> thank you. if you like good music for a good cause, we have just the thing. tickets for my non-profit charity went on sale this morning. the headliner, patti labelle. rock the casa benefits underserved children in need. join me on march 2 when patti labelle will rock the casa. for tickets go to call it the lift and shift. how a community came together to help a bookstore. we want to thank john for this picture of the sunrise over crab cove. share your pictures with us.
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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. california values senator dianne feinstein recently, more than $20 million has been spent in the race for superintendent of public instruction to attack my friend tony thurmond's record. well, i've worked with tony, and no one is more qualified to lead our state's schools. that's why tony thurmond is the only candidate
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endorsed by classroom teachers and the california democratic party. because tony will stand up to the donald trump-betsy devos agenda and has always protected our local public schools. join me in voting for tony thurmond. let's put our kids first. coming up at 6:00, it's happened again. a suspicious package addressed to billionaire tom steyer was discovered at the same postal facility as the one that arrived laek. find out what authorities are saying. do you pay an annual fee for those cards? >> i do. >> he pays his credit card fees.
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he doesn't necessarily have to. we explain how you can avoid the annual fees. it's simple. all that plus more coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> thanks. see you then. how do you move a bookstore? >> with a human chain, book by book. a small shop in england didn't have the money to close down or spend a lot of money to move. look at that. a call for volunteers came out to act as a human conveyor belt. >> hundreds of people turned out. it was 500 feet long from the stockroom of the old shop down the sidewalk and onto the shop floor of the new store, opening day is tomorrow. no doubt, all those folks will show up. next time i move, i'm going to try that. get a bunch of people. >> i will help out. that's a good testament to how people want their mom and pop book shop. >> absolutely. world news tonight is next.
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world news tonight is next. >> we 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. here are the facts.leading attacks against prop c. the city's chief economist says prop c will "reduce homelessness" by creating affordable housing, expanding mental-health services, 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,
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nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein.
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tonight, several developing stories as we come on. two reported tornadoes just moments ago. the storm system slamming the east as we come on the air. news on those tornadoes, and the heavy rains and wind gusts, just as millions drive home from work. florida up through washington, d.c. philly, new york city, boston, are next. also tonight, the final sprint. four days left. president trump, celebrating the new jobs, and defending what he said about taking aim at migrants who throw rocks. alec baldwin arrested in new york city. authorities say he got into a fight, punching a man. he was arguing over a parking spot. this isn't the first run-in making headlines on the streets of new york. the shuttle bus nightmare. passengers going to a haunted house, suddenly fearing they were being kidnapped when the driver allegedly refuses to stop. they start yelling.


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