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hotel workers may be coming to a close. tonight live team coverage on the latest changes. the drums are silent, the lines are empty by the strike is far from over. i'm dion lim in san francisco with the personal stories of employees and people who stay at these hotels. plus, another suspicious device is found. this one shutdown a bay area post office today. tllive where you live, thiss "abc 7 news". i've had to work two jobs just to make ends meet. i have also done tons of overtime so i worked 24 hours straight on multiple occasions. once i even worked 32 hours. >> this is the reality of what it takes for some to survive here in the bay area. it is why marriott hotel workers have been on strike for weeks and we are just now getting word of negotiations that could send some of those people back to work soon. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. "abc 7 news" has a new commitment called building a better bay area highlighting issues and finding solutions to
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make it a better place to live. >> we all know about the high cost of living here and the month-long marriott hotel workers' strike is sending a message hard to ignore. >> the strike started october 4th. workers say they want fair wages, safe workloads and job security. >> within the past few hours we learned that oakland marriott employees have reached a tentative agreement. the 200 workers still have to vote and ratify that agreement, which would happen tonight. >> marriott is the largest hotel operator running the brands you see on your screen. marriott owns about a dozen hotels in the bay area. >> now, in san francisco we are told workers are still very far away from an agreement. we do have live team coverage in the city tonight. "abc 7 news" anchor dion lim gives you the personal stories of the impact the strike is having on both workers and hotel guests. >> let's begin with "abc 7 news" reporter jobina fortson. what is the latest in san
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francisco? >> reporter: well, it is hard to tell when all of this will end, but the san francisco union is going back to the table with marriott on november 12th. the union president told me today was not about the board making some sort of action but about them hearing the stories of people that are often left in the shadows. >> so to marriott, it is time to get this thing done. >> reporter: celebratory cheers coming from the steps of san francisco's city hall. >> and this is a fight not just for these workers and their families, it is a fight for working people in the city. >> reporter: 2500 marriott workers are now entering the fifth week of their strike. they want higher wages, health care, basic tools they say are necessary for survival in the bay area, and now they feel like the city is in their corner. >> i see how you're on strike, fighting. >> reporter: this rare, special hearing of the board of supervisors was called by hillary ronan. she invited the union and marriott. she looked for someone representing the hotel chain. >> make yourself be known.
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i'm really frustrated with marriott. the whole purpose of this hearing was to hear from both sides. >> reporter: so instead, the board heard stories like this. >> if i get sick and i cannot pay my health benefits, what would happen to my kids? >> one job should be enough to make ends meet. one job should be enough to have a family. >> reporter: right now one job working for marriott means somewhere around $44,000 a year for this group. while on strike, they have a weekly $400 stipend from the union. >> we are working very hard to have housing and fair housing in this city, and we can't even get you housing. you don't qualify. that is ridiculous. >> reporter: the board is clearly supporting the strike. these jazz hands signaling the crowd's joy. >> to hear us out, to hear the workers and they literally heard everyone, you know, but the thing is that it is amazing. san francisco, this is what it is about. >> reporter: the question of when all of this will be over still remains. at the end of the hearing
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several board members pledged to walk the picket lines. again, the union will be going back to the table with marriott on november 12th. reporting in san francisco tonight, jobina fortson, "abc 7 news." >> thank you. a lot of the workers on strike say they have to work two jobs to pay their bills. just today, a new labor department report indicated wages nationwide rose by the largest year over year amount in nearly a decade, 3.1%. >> locally wages have been rising. in san francisco the minimum wage reached $15 an hour in july. san jose will jump to $15 in january, from $13.50 an hour. oakland's minimum wage is currently $13.23. >> the state's minimum wage goes to $15 an hour in the yearly 2023. currently, california's minimum is $10.50 an hour. >> now, those are just numbers, of course. "abc 7 news" anchor dion lim is here with a look at what the money means in the real world. dion. >> reporter: yeah, dan and ama, i met a lot of people who work
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minimum wage or just over it, and they work two or sometimes three jobs for 60, 70 or 80 hours a week. even so, it is still not enough. for the past 30 days julian pen rose has been on the picket line. >> all day, all night. >> reporter: 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 this city, that i would be able to really afford that and to be able to raise that in the way i would want to raise them. >> reporter: julian has been a bellman at the w hotel for eight years and makes just over minimum wage plus tips. he claims to work 24 or even 32-hour shifts to make ends meet. his story not unlike the 3200 union members who work at marriott properties on strike. >> terrible. >> reporter: outside city hall during today's supervisor's meeting we found housekeeper raquel, a single mom, and her
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son luis. even at ten years old he feels the burdens of his mother's money woes. >> i feel like it is struggling by not having the money, that's just the problem, and i feel like i just need to help her on something. >> reporter: even a recent $50 a month rent increase is just too much. >> he asked me, mom, what can i do? >> reporter: at the marriott marquise during a brief picket line pause, the effects of the strike could still be felt outside. maria ansanari is visiting from southern california, this marriott rewards member changing allegiance after learning about conditions. >> you want to stay at a hotel with people there to take care of you, but at the same time i don't want to stay somewhere people are protesting because i believe in fair wages. >> reporter: until that happens, these workers will stay somewhere else as well, on the sidewalk outside. luis's story truly so mark breaking. we should point out the union is set to renegotiate with marriott again november 12th. as for the people i spoke with today, they say they are optimistic this will soon all
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come to an end. in san francisco tonight, i'm dion lim, "abc 7 news." >> thanks very much. we would be delighted if you join the conversation on social media. use #betterbayarea to share your thoughts and ideas about what it costs to live here and what it is worth. . now to breaking news out of florida. a man burst into a yoga studio in tallahassee and shot five people. one of them has died. the other four are critically injured. the shooter then killed himself. now, investigators don't know why he did this. they're asking people to come forward if they saw anything suspicious before this shooting. new at 6:00, firefighters extinguished a car fire that started by what police describe as an explosion. it happened at the raley's parking lot in fremont. fremont police tweeted this photo in the last hour or so. we are glad to say no one was hurt. the fbi is investigating a second suspicious package addressed to san francisco billionaire and political activi activist tom steyer.
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krist kristin zee is here with the details. >> reporter: this one was intercepted at the postal office in burlingame late last night. sky 7 flew over the area this morning. you can see operations were back to normal after the fbi collected evidence and rendered the package safe. investigators won't reveal the contents, but they say the package looks similar to the one addressed to tom steyer last week and both are similar to the more than one dozen pipe bombs sent to leading democrats and critics of president trump. steyer spent more than 50 million of his own money in the mid terms. he is the funder and face of the impeach trump campaign. >> he has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the fbi. >> after last week's package, president trump tweeted about steyer, calling him, quote, a crazed and stumbling lunatic who should be running out of money pretty soon. today steyer issued this statement. these threats are not isolated but are a part of a larger assault on the norms that up
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hold our democracy. steyer is in nevada today getting out the youth vote, tweeting, quote, let's bring it home on tuesday and remind ourselves what america really stands for. dan and ama. >> all right, kristen, thank you so much. the florida man accused of mailing pipe bombs to prominent democrats and critics of president trump appeared in court today in miami. 56-year-old cesar sayoc agreed to be transferred to new york where he will face federal charges. s si sayoc agreed not to seek release on bail. none of the 15 devices he is accused of sending exploded. there's no word when he will be transferred. he faces 50 years in prison if convicted of all charges. all right. did you feel it? actually not yet, but them. the usgs reports a series of 23 earthquakes has hit the tiny town of tres pinos along the san andreas fault. the first struck just before 6:00 this morning.
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most registered in the threes, but the largest had a magnitude of 4.1. no reports of any injuries or damage. we would not expect it with quakes of that size, but still. these quakes are a good reminder to get prepared, and we certainly can help in that regard. go to to learn how to make an earthquake kit and emergency plan for your family. it is the day of the dead and it is a celebration. next, we are live in san francisco to introduce you to the woman who brought this tradition to the city. >> i'm spencer christian. warm november weather coming our way. even warmer tomorrow. i will have the accuweather forecast in a moment. >> thanks, spencer. black and blue and bloody. the results of the battle of the the results of the battle of the bay between the 49ers and 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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happening now, get ready for a more colorful than usual evening in san francisco's mission district as the day of the dead becomes the night of the dead. "abc 7 news" reporter wayne freedman joins us live and it is starting to get darker outside, wayne. >> reporter: this is a beautiful event. not somber at all. it is a celebration. look at this table right here. this is rosa's table, the lady who started this celebration here in san francisco 25 years ago. this is to her parents. you will see more of her table and her in a moment. let's show the rest of what happened here today. the makeup would be just one part of it. >> not at all scary. >> reporter: no? >> no. i have a three-year-old, six year old and a 15-year old who love it. >> reporter: those are emotions that might not seem to fit with a day of the dead, at least on the surface. but this is about love and
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losses of dearly departeds, all together again for one day. >> this is your uncle joe. that's your uncle jess. >> reporter: and so the passing of this tradition for the day of the dead, gg munoz to her daughter, speaking mostly about her mother. >> she died about nine years ago of alzheimer's. >> reporter: honoring ancestors on this day goes back thousands of years in mexico. here in garfield square it is 25 years thanks to rosa. for so many reasons in this diverse city. >> it is essentially that we consider this a multicultural affair, a multicultural holiday. death is the only thing that we all have in common. >> reporter: deaths of throws we have loved, deaths that bring light. >> i honor all of my ancestors. i welcome them today. >> reporter: they say the spirits come back on this day, drawn by the earthly and the familiar. ernie calderon and dominic
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santiago came to honor dominic's aunt and the neighborhood in gentry phiing times. >> i'm saying this is pure latino heritage, yes. >> reporter: keeping, creating, building. in the grand scheme lives are short. traditions connect them when passed down. who is going to do it for you some day? >> i hope her. i really do. we of i can only hope. >> reporter: so you might say the table is set. so many exhibits here. at 7:00 tonight, there will be a procession at 24th and bryant streets. it will wind up back here later on until about 11:00 at garfield square, day of the dead really a day of light. in san francisco in the mission district, wayne freedman, "abc 7 news". >> all right. thank you, wayne. we would love to see it through your eyes. add the #abc7now to your pictures when you post them on line and see them on tv. this first weekend of november will bring with it high fire danger unfortunately. in concord, a new class of future firefighters is learning to fight structure fire while
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teachers are planning for the red flag warning that takes effect this evening. "abc 7 news" anchor eric thomas live at the training center in concord with the story tonight. eric. >> reporter: dan, the 27 members of class 52 are at home now, nursing sore muscles. while they're doing that and while they did focus on structure fires today, the people who are already wearing firefighting uniforms are monitoring the weather this weekend for things that could turn a small grass fire into a bigger one. today's lesson plan, make a high-pressure inch and a half fire hose bend to your will or navigate a dark, unfamiliar structure, looking for flames and fire victims. the training is tough on mind and body. >> i thought i was in pretty good shape coming in, and, you know, i was but they have challenged us every single day, both in the gym and on the training grounds. >> reporter: while the recruits train for a structure fire, their teachers are planning for a weekend of high fire danger.
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a red flag warning goes into effect at midnight and runs through early sunday morning. >> we expect weather conditions, both high heat and high winds, to be conducive to -- if we were to get a wildland fire, for it to spread quickly. >> reporter: fighting a fast-moving vegetation fire is something these recruits will have to face in a future training evolution. >> we train our firefighters from the ground up, how to suppress fires utilizing tools, hose lines and the different pieces of equipment we have here at the district. >> reporter: their instructors faced the real thing in june when a wildland fire off ig nash yo valley road burned more than 360 acres, threatening a pair of subdivisions. a quick response and air attack saved those homes. but when these recruits move into the field they will find wildfires that burn hotter, faster and more dangerously than in the past. >> so fire season is no longer fire season. you know, we are at some level of wildland threat throughout -- i'm sorry, throughout the year.
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>> reporter: that's why they're taking no chances. they will have strike teams ready to go in the event of a wildfire that starts that could be added to by the weather this weekend. by the way, the recruit training program here in concord has been accredited by the state for its excellence. only one of 20 perhaps in the entire state of program that have done so. in concord, eric thomas, "abc 7 news." >> eric, thanks very much. a red flag warning, of course, means fires can easily start and spread. download the "abc 7 news" app to get alerts in case that happens. you can customize the app geographically so you find out if something is happening where you live. >> all right. it is time to check on our weather and what is coming our way for the weekend. >> looks nice, doesn't it? spencer christian is here with the forecast. >> it is lovely weather coming our way despite the red flag warning and, of course, the concern for fire, but the weather is looking great, especially for november. can you believe how warm it is? here is a look at live doppler 7. we have mainly clear skies in the bay area at this hour with thin, high clouds around. this is a stunning sunset from
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emeryville. yellow, orange, rust and red in the western sky there. 67 in san francisco. oakland, 65. mountain have you, 70. mid 70s at san jose and morgan hill and 60 at pacifica. 73 in santa rosa. the cool spot is napa, at least on this panel. 70, novato. 75, vacaville, concord, 79. one more sun shset shot from th east bay his camera. fire danger, of course, increases this weekend and we have a cooler pattern beginning on sunday and continuing through next week. let's look at the red flag warning again. it is from late tonight to early sunday morning for the north bay mountains and east bay hills. winds in the higher elevations may gust as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour at times and relative humidity will be dangerously low under those conditions. of course, fires can spread rapidly. during the overnight hours, we will have mainly clear skies and moderately cool conditions with
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overnight lows in the low to mid 50s, but in the north bay valleys santa rose you will have a low of 45, 43 at napa, so a little cooler in the north bay. tomorrow, watch the temperatures rise again. up to about 69 degrees moon bay. 76, expected high in san francisco. farther south, low 80s. 82 in san jose. in the north bay, low to mid 80s. in the inland east bay, 85, 86 degrees at most locations. looking ahead to sunday, don't forget to fall back to standard time, temperatures won't fall back much on sunday. 80 to 82 degrees in most locations but only around low 70s on the bay about 70 to 72 on the bay shoreline and up to about 80 in the warmest inland locations. on tuesday it gets cooler. here is the accuweather seven day forecast.
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we'll have highs in the upper 70s inland on tuesday and wednesday and thursday. mid 70s around the bay shoreline. low 60s on the coast. by the way, tuesday is election day, a great day for voting if you haven't done so already. the coolest day in the forecast period will be next friday as temperatures begin to settle back into a more seasonal mid to late fall kind of range. overall, looks like a great looking forecast. beautiful weather coming up. >> it does. >> literally a stunning shot behind us. thanks, mitch. uber is making a
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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,
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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. 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 into their corporate charter schools. the same agenda as trump and betsy devos. protect our public schools. say no, again, to marshall tuck.
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despite several gains this week, the dow dropped today. it lost 110 points. the nasdaq went down by 77. alphabet, google's parent company, is down for a second day in a row. yesterday google employees worldwide walked out briefly to demand change in the way company handles sexual harassment, discrimination and inequality. we reported that to you as well. well, apple stocks tanked today on wall street. the company saw its worst loss in more than four years, tumbling 6.6% of its value to a little more than $207 per share. analysts say the loss steps from the financial outlook for the holiday quarter and the
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company's decision to stop reporting iphone and ipad sales in future results. uber filed to put driverless after a crash. the backup driver was watching a tv show on her phone. uber said it will have two human backup drivers as well as other safety measures. the company plans to restart testing first in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> all right. more to come here. this is the final weekend before election day. and in the east bay some seniors are making sure you get to the polls. next, see who is behind the organization of the gray army. . while we are talking colors, red and
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live where you live, this is "abc 7 news". forget about football. it was fighting that got the attention at yesterday's 49ers/raiders game. police made dozens of arrests. >> charges include fighting and public intoxication. "abc 7 news" reporter chris wynn has the story. >> reporter: this is the video making the rounds on social media, a fight between two
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49ers' fans during last night's dominant performance by the team against the raiders. >> we want to come and watch our teams, have fun and support each other. there will be a lot of trash talking but at the end of the day we are here for one common goal. >> reporter: 31-year-old steve gonzalez gaudado was arrested and booked at the santa clara jail. they were able to identify and locate the suspect before he exited the stadium because the fight was quickly posted to social media which law enforcement was monitoring throughout the game. >> to identify and apprehend the person is fantastic work. it is the type of luck we have continuously had at the stadium, given the stadium's technology as well as the security personnel. >> reporter: fighting at sporting events is not new, but many hope it doesn't escalate to levels we have seen in the past. >> people can get quickly into camps, us versus them. i think there's more and more of that in our culture today. >> reporter: overall, police made 32 arrests, mainly for
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public intoxication. although it is the highest amount of arrests at levi since the start of 2017, police considered last night a win given the historically heated rivalry between the 49ers and raiders. more than 800 cameras at levi monitored the action along with extra security and undercover police officers. >> when you look at an entire stadium, people that act that crowd. >> reporter: the 49ers, working with law enforcement to make the game day experience as safe as possible. in santa clara, chris wynn, "abc 7 news." some 49ers' fans say they're okay with a gold rush cheerleader taking a knee during the national anthem at levi stadium last night. there she is. the gesture was captured by at least one fan and posted online. viewers didn't see it because fox and other networks airing nfl games are not televising the anthem live this season to try to defuse the controversy caused by the protests. 49ers officials say they have no
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comment but fans do. >> i don't see anything wrong wth it. think everybody should understand people have a chance to voice their opinions and we all should honor that because that's what we're here in this country for. >> people say what does taking a knee do, but what does wearing pink do for breast cancer? it raises awareness. >> former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick was first to take a knee in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial inequality. other 49ers cheerleaders have also need during the anthem as well. election day is tuesday and a record number of californians are registered to vote. that's just the first step. you still have to cast your ballot and there's an effort coming out of the east bay to encourage you to do just that. "abc 7 news" reporter leslie brinkley has the story. >> dear young people. >> don't vote. >> don't vote. >> everything is fine the way it is. >> reporter: nationally, there are viral videos like this one taunting young voters to vote because seniors certainly do. meanwhile, locally silver-haired soldiers armed with cellphones and ipads are tapping their way
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into potential voters' heads. they're actually texting get out the vote messages. >> reporter: you are technology savvy? >> we are. 66 of us here in rossmore were part of the texting group, are part of the texting group that started in march, and we have texted over 3.6 million people. >> reporter: locally, republicans are also on the move. >> we've also deployed about 20,000 door hangars that have who our recommended candidates are, our endorsed candidates are, and we have deployed hundreds of thousands of digital ads. >> i worked on jfk's campaign. >> reporter: the democrats of rossmoor are happy to have a nickname. >> we are the gray arm. honestly, i think we're the gray activist army doing this work on behalf of not just ourselves to save medicare and social security but for our children and our grandchildren. >> reporter: that gray army is deploying those with the best penmanship. that's right. curse incounts.
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they've sent out 16,000 handwritten postcards. >> i find a lot of people that get the big campaign envelopes just toss them in the waste paper basket, but no one is not going to read a handwritten post card. >> your secret tactic? >> a secret tactic of the old people. >> reporter: the last of the post cards gets mailed today. the texting blitz, well, it is going to go into overdrive this weekend. in rossmoor in walnut creek, i'm leslie brinkley, "abc 7 news." >> talk about grassroots. today we looked at a ballot measure that could be a possible solution to homelessness in san francisco. proposition c would tax businesses and administrative offices in the city that make more than $50 million in revenue. supporters say the money would pay for things like permanent housing perhaps and mental health services. last week one of prop c's biggest supporters, salesforce ceo marc benioff joined me to talk about it. he says it is time for businesses to give back.
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some homeless people seem to be in support of this plan. this man is wearing a yes on c shirt. these images were posted to a twitter account about life in the soma neighborhood. a video shows a yes on c shirt among another homeless person's belongings. there you see it there, the blue shirt. today, no on prop c campaign spokesperson jess montajano joined us to explain his concerns about the proposition and the petition process that got it on the ballot in the first place. >> so proposition c we believe is the wrong approach to address homelessness in san francisco. it essentially doubles our home lts budgets overnight with no additional reforms, no additional accountability attached and we don't think it is a serious approach to dealing with san francisco's most serious issue. i think most voters in san francisco would be alarmed to hear that the largest tax increase in san francisco history was placed on the ballot through a few thousand signatures, not by elected leaders. i think reasonable people can disagree about what the right number is. i don't think there's an exact right number that's going to
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solve homelessness in san francisco, but i do believe that consensus is necessary on important issues like homelessness in san francisco. >> now, you can find the complete interviews with montajeno and benioff on our website. we put together a guide to the measures and propositions on your ballot at "abc 7 news"/election. count on abc 7 for live election coverage on tuesday. abc news network will have coverage of the biggest races around the country beginning at 5:00 p.m. we will have live local election coverage throughout the evening including on abc on kofi at 9:00 p.m. . stay with us. b.a.r.t's newest statio has hit a milestone. >> and only took six months to reach. just say no t
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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." ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate.
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california values senator dianne feinstein we have breaking news now out of the south bay. you are looking live at a menet airport near 880 and coleman. you can see some of the flames -- not the flames, the smoke. actually, you can see some of the flames. >> yeah, looks like maybe a little bit of a glow there. >> maybe. but there is smoke in the middle of your screen.
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we are told brush and trees are on fire. we will have developments on twitter and our "abc 7 news" app. let's move to the east bay. a major milestone for b.a.r.t. one million people have riddened the new antioch line just six months after it opened. the extension runs along the highway 4 median between the pittsburg baypointe station and antioch. it is ten miles long, adding two new stations, pittsburg center station and antioch station. more than 8,000 people ride every month. it is so successful b.a.r.t. announced plans to double the number of spaces in the parking lot. in the north bay, caltrans will shift traffic to a new alignment from the san antonio landfill exit to the petaluma boulevard road exit. speed limits in the area will be reduced. it will be finished and ready for commuters early tomorrow morning. no additional lanes will be added. look at this sky as you look from the sutro camera. stunning. november is off to a beautiful
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start. >> yes. will it last, that's 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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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, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein. all right. another perspective on tonight's breaking news. a fire near san jose international airport. "abc 7 news" reporter chris wynn
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tweeted this video from the backup on interstate 880. there are major delays near coleman avenue. brush and trees caught fire half an hour ago, possibly near a homeless encampment. we will keep you updated. credit card fees, some avoidable, some not. they're all costly. why don't you stop paying them. >> "7 on your side" michael finney can show you how to do that and he is here now. >> no more fees. remember the old catch phrase, just do it? here is another one, just don't. your credit card issuer and your own behavior may be piling on fees, but there is something you can do about it. ask your bank to stop it. dennis bartell still uses a couple of credit cards he got in college. >> reporter: do you pay an annual fee for those cards? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: do you know if you call and say, i want you to waive those fees, more often than not they will? >> oh, you're kidding? >> reporter: new study shows that. >> these are 25-year-old
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rlationships. certainly, you know, they should grant that wish. that would be wonderful. >> reporter: it can happen. credit did the study. ted rossman is a credit analyst there. >> it is important to mention because a card has potential fees doesn't mean you have to pay them. >> reporter: ted says the list of fees is more about guideline than a hard and fast rule, and that's important. even to those who are careful with their money. >> reporter: have you guys ever paid a late fee? >> oh, on a rare occasion, and we hate ourselves for it. yeah, very rare. >> reporter: rarity like that gives you leverage. just call and ask your credit card company to waive the fee. >> if you occasionally slip up and you incur a late fee, about 85% of the time you will get that late fee waived just by calling and saying, hey, i made a one-time mistake, could you cut me a break. >> okay. i'm doing it. >> my goodness. okay. thank you. >> reporter: you just call up and say, i've been a great customer, i have been with you a long time, i don't think i
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should have to pay this late fee. >> thank you. >> okay, thank you. >> wonderful. you are really a consumer protector. >> yeah. >> ask to waive each and every fee. it won't always work, but not asking definitely doesn't work. >> good point. >> that's true. thank you, michael. all right. if you like good music for a good cause, i have the thing for you. tickets for my nonprofit charity rock the casa went on sale this morning. my headliner, music icon patti labelle. the event is march 2nd in walnut creek. hope to see you at the show. >> spencer is back with an update on the forecast. first we want to take a look at the gorgeous sunset shots outside. >> really nice pictures to. >> reporter:. look at the view from mount tam. isn't that nice? now the east bay hills as well. >> how about emeryville? i like the bridge in the background. mount sutro in san francisco. >> all right. >> gorgeous. spencer, can't beat that.
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>> the after glow of sunset. somebody should write a song about that. >> okay. >> perhaps i will. >> why not? >> woo have had stunningly beautiful sunsets the last few days and looks like they will continue. here is a look at live doppler 7. we have mainly clear skies with thin clouds overhead right now. overnight, low temperatures under breezy to windy conditions, dropping mainly into the low to mid 50s although a little cooler in the north bay valleys where we will see 40s there. the windy conditions will be mainly in the higher elevations. a red flag warning in effect because of the strong, gusty wind and dry conditions and warmth. tomorrow will be warmer than today. look for highs in the inland areas in the low to mid 80s, maybe a couple of upper 80s developing. around the bay shoreline, low 70s. don't forget to fall back to standard time sometime between saturday night and sunday morning. we will see cooler weather on sunday and monday, and cooler still on tuesday through friday. don't forget tuesday is election day.
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it is a great day to get out and vote or to watch others if you have already voted. >> yes, that's right. >> thanks, spencer. all right. it is a bit of a cinderella story in sports. >> larry beil has it for us. >> it is an amazing story. >> it really is. >> here is a guy, like spencer, go play quarterback tonight. >> and he does well. >> he is amazing. well, that would not be shocking. from hattiesburg, mississippi to the big time is the nick mullens story. it arrived last night just in the nick of time for the 49ers. what happened to the raiders? 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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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. proposition 11 "a common sense solution" 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.
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now abc 7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. until last night nick mullens was the unknown third string quarterback for the san francisco 49ers. by the end of the night he was listed on wick peed au as owner of the raiders because he did own them. in a dominating debut performance, he never had thrown a pass in the league before. mullens through for 262 yards and three tds. he went with what we should call a defense optional scheme. that is maybe we will cover somebody, maybe we won't. mullens handled blitzer. george kit will with a one-handed grab. that was a strike right there. 49ers wond 34-3. after the game he did his first interview. when bret favre called in, both went to southern miss. >> he broke a record, how can i not remember it? >> we threw it more than you guys did.
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you know that. >> i'm not surprised in how he played one bit. he did that at southern miss. he handled himself with tremendous class. he is a very bright football mind. all he needed, honestly, was an opportunity, and he got it and he made the most of it. so i'm not surprised one bit. >> appreciate it, brett. thank you. >> so cool for nick mullens. instant star. as for the raiders, this is one of their worst performances in recent memory. there's a lot of bad performances there. they flatout quit on john grud ep. he is supposed the $100 million savior. his defense is worst of any game through eight games since the 1970 merger. i know the oh line -line is-lins >> last night i was concerned. we didn't have just a couple of injuries, we were decimated and had guys playing positions they never really practiced.
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that was uncommon for any game i have ever called and i have called a lot of games. i have broadcast some games. i haven't seen that. >> this is turning into a disaster for the raiders, that contract. college football, the cal bears hoping to ride a wave of momentum. coming off an upset win over washington, 12-10, tomorrow night a bigger challenge on the road. the eighth-lanked washington state, the cougs, just stanford. >> we talked at the beginning of the year about our goals, and one of them is to win a bowl game. we're closer. what we need to worry about is our preparation, and ultimately the execution of each and every play. that is what will put us in those positions. >> the warriors look to extend their six-game-winning street. tonight home against minnesota. they have a rejuvenated derek rose coming off a 50-point game and presumably jimmy butler is over his case of overall body
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soreness. i may call in next week with overall body soreness, see if i get a sick day out of that. steph curry got off to a hot start in season ten, averaging 33 game tops in the nba. keep in mind, he is often resting in fourth quarter because they have big leads. what is the key to the fast start? >> i haven't shot this well at the start of the obviously. every year you try to get better, man. i don't know what that season is, just keep grinding and hope to sustain it for a long time. >> baseball news, the dodgers agreed to oo three-year extension with clayton kershaw, three-time cy young award winner. the 34-year-old lefty dominated in regular season, the anti-bumgarner in the playoffs in the world series. new deal for a total of $93 million which, get this, is a slight pay cut on an annual basis, but it does add another
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year to the contract. you know you're in good shape when $31 million a season is a slight pay cut. >> i want a cut like that. >> yeah, right. >> exactly. >> that would be nice. >> just a little trip. >> a little cut at 31 million. >> join us on kofi tv 20, cable channel 13 at 9:00. a daring rescue caught on video. the chp saves a rock climber and the one thing that saved his life. on "abc 7 news" at 1 1:00, right time, right place. here from the b.a.r.t employee that saved oo rider's life. finally tonight a few thoughts about what matters. the food and drug administration is facing criticism from some quarters over its approval today of a powerful pain killer, a decision critics question as it comes in the midst of an opioid crisis in the crisis that is killing tens of thousands of americans every year. it is apparently as much as ten times more powerful than fentanyl and perhaps 1,000 times more potent than morphine. a tiny pill with incredible
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power to alleviate pain and troubling potential to deepen the nation's prescription drug epidemic. one of my very dear friends got hooked on opioids prescribed by a physician to treat anxiety. for seven years the anxiety was abated, but when it was time to come off that medication that he was prescribed, he realized that he was hooked and has been struggling to break free from its grip for several years now. we are fortunate to live in an age with so many medications that help us. opioids do a lot of good. but what really matters is that they are also ruining and ending a lot of lives, and drug companies and our leaders need to treat this problem like the crisis it is. i always love to hear from you. let me know what you think. edition baks on the andokhlab. "abc 7 news" app. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. for spencer christian, larry beil, we appreciate your time. see you tonight.
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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 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.
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for tony thurmond. 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, nancy pelosi & dianne feinstein vote "yes" on c. big corporations pay for it, not you.
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" today's contestant are a human rights legal officer from charlottetown, prince edward island, canada... an arts administrator from los angeles, california... and our returning champion-- a professor from swarthmore, pennsylvania... whose 3-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"--alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. wanna start off today with a quick reminder about two very important events that are coming up next week. tuesday, of course, national elections.
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get out and vote. wednesday--exciting news, also-- the beginning of our annual teen tournament. all right, jonathan and laura, welcome aboard. emily, good to see you again. let's go to work right now. let's blaze through this jeopardy! round. we have some good categories for you... yeah. and then... emily. let's try alphabet city for $400. - jonathan. - what is istanbul? - that's it. - alphabet city, $600. laura. - what is shanghai? - good. alphabet city, $800.


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