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low-level crimes like petty drug possession, while at the same time getting tougher about prosecuting police officers in questionable use of force cases. now last night we spoke with boudin at his party in soma. >> i've been out all day talking to voters. everywhere i go people voted for us. i know how hard my team worked. i know we had the best ground game. we had the most social media. we had the best platform. ultimately san francisco voters are smart, they're paying attention, they'll vote for the candidate who is actually committed to reform, not a candidate who says reform but has a track record of status quo. >> he is optimistic that he will ultimately prevail in the race. suzy loftus is cautiously optimistic she'll win this race. loftus has a background in law enforcement and promises to crack down on crime. mail-in ballots still need to be counted. this race is proving to be
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interesting. there has not been an incumbent in more than a century for this position in san francisco. reporting live in front of san francisco's city hall, lauren martinez, abc7 news. >> thanks. san francisco mayor london breed has successfully won her re-election bid but it wasn't much of a contest. with 100% of precints reporting, breed received 68% of the vote. ellen zhou had 14% of the vote. san francisco voters overwhelmingly rejected prop c, 81% voting no, 19% yes. prop c would have overturned the city's ban on the sale and distribution of some e-cigarettes and vaping products. e-cigarette maker juul originally sponsored this bill and then later dropped its support. your uber or lyft rides could get more expensive. voters approved san francisco's
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prop d, 67% to 33%. prop d will levee a tax on rideshares. the tax money would go to public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle projects. voters also approved prop e, 74% to 26%. prop e will allow for 100% affordable housing projects and housing for educators. it would also speed up approval for those projects. you can find the complete election results on our website, let's get an update on your weather and traffic. let's start with mike. >> some fog thickest around santa rosa this morning compared to petaluma yesterday. less than a quarter mile of visibility there at the airport. some haze around hayward. the visibility is okay. here is the golden gate bridge, no fog right now. we'll see a bit more as we head through the morning commute. get there now if you can.
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west-northwest wind at 11 miles per hour. stronger sea breeze today means the clouds will stay around longer. temperatures won't be quite as warm as they were the last couple of days. we'll stay in the 50s at the cast until 4:00. 60 there. 65 to 72 bay and inland at noon. 69 to 76 at 4:00. everybody in the 50s. grab a coat at 7:00. here is jobina fortson. >> we're starting off with a live look at san jose, this is 87 looking nice and clear on this wednesday morning. the same story is pretty much everywhere. which is a good sign for this wednesday mute. what a difference a day makes. you heard mike mentioning that fog we had yesterday. you could not see through our emeryville camera, now you can. that's a good sign for this commute as well. here we are with our drive times, santa rosa to petaluma, 13 minutes. castro valley to the maze, 13 minutes. 280, 680 to highway 5, ten
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minutes. new this morning the orinda city council is moving forward with an emergency ban of some short-term rentals. the action is in response to that halloween night shooting at an airbnb that left five people dead. the council heard from 50 people last night. many speakers urged the council not to ban all short-term rentals. that emergency ordinance will prohibit unhosted short-term rentals for 45 days while the city works on updated rules. unhosted means the homeowner is not on site. the council is expected to approve the new rules at the november 19th meeting. the brother of the shooting victim stopped by a memorial last night. he said tyon was expecting a son in march. >> looking forward to take care of his baby and stepping up to the plate. we down right now. this will make us stronger as a family. >> orinda's police chief says the department is getting
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assistance from other bay area agencies as well as the fbi. there are now 24 investigators on this case. at the live desk, antioch police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured. east bay today reports that officers responded to calls that shots were fired at hillcrest and bellflower drive just after 7:00 last night. one victim was shot while in their car and drove themselves to a local hospital. at the same time police received calls of shots being fired at lahoya and morrow drive where two men were seen jumping and running over fences in peoples backyards. no one has been arrested. the hospital pronounced one of those victims dead. the second person was shot but is expected to survive. in the impeachment showdown today, the state department's undersecretary fof politicalitt affairs suspected to provide a deposition. another critical witness has
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confirmed there was quid pro quo. >> reporter: good morning. it was a stunning reversal by one of president trump's loyal supporters and it came in a four-page statement telling lawmakers his memory was refreshed and that he personally delivered the message that president trump sought to send to ukraine. for the first time gordon sondland reversing his testimony saying there was a quid pro quo. sondland saying the statement would have to come from president zelensky himself. in his original testimony sondland denied preconditions to aid when asked. the president has used the testimony in his defense. >> if you look, he also said there was no quid pro quo. >> sondland said he was repeating what the president told him on a phone call and now he says his memory was refreshed
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by other key witnesses who contradicted his initial statements. arriving back in portland overnight, the ambassador was met by protesters. transcripts show even less evidence for impeachment than previously thought. house democrats want acting white house chief of staff, mick mulvaney, to appear for a deposition on friday. his testimony, like others this week, will likely be blocked by the white house. >> in the east bay, the city of oakland is negotiating with the a's to sell its half ownership of the coliseum to the team. the decision by the oakland city council comes weeks after the a's proposed buying it for $85 million, but only if the city drops its lawsuit against alameda county which has the other half ownership. the a's want to convert the coliseum complex into a mixed use development to pay for a new
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waterfront ballpark. we are back in business. that's the message in the north bay as life gets back to normal after the kincade fire. a surprising sighting on b.a.r.t. we get to the bottom of this adorable but unusual commuter. >> would be the best b.a.r.t. ride. >> would it? >> i think so. >> okay. >> you don't think so? >> i mean -- >> it's like a little surprise. >> horses sometimes leave behind surprises. >> they do. >> that's my question about the whole situation. hi, mike. >> my guess is he was trained well? i'm hoping. >> are horses trained to use the bathroom? >> they can be. yes. >> can they? >> yes. >> they hold it? >> yeah. >> we don't need to get in this now. >> if they're therapy horses, they are -- >> wow. >> they can be. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on, castro valley, 45. fremont, 48. we have temperatures in the low 50s everywhere else along the east bay show. we have 4have 44 in napa.
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49 in pacifica. about 53 in san jose. here's the commute. this is the south beach camera. looking at the western span of the bay bridge, which is not nearly as foggy. your commute should be a little bit easier. cool to mild this morning, cloudy and then hazy on the bay today. here's a look at the east bay valleys, clouds are leaking in unlike yesterday because the marine layer is taller and a little more widespread. that's why we're not seeing the high concentration of moisture that would lead to fog. that's why we're seeing more cloudiness. 49 this morning. low to mid 70s during the afternoon hours. for the peninsula, clouds lingering around through 11:00. then in the afternoon hours we'll get near 70 with sunshine. then how about for the south bay. we have some cloud cover through 9:00, 50s there. hanging out in the 70s. down to 61 at 7:00. never too early to think about the weekend. we'll show you that coming up in
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a few minutes. it will get warmer. >> can't wait. >> yeah. you have some news for us? >> good news. >> i can't wait. >> all right. here we go. thank you, mike. good morning. so, look at this. nice and clear on the golden gate bridge this morning. this is a live look right now. really that's all i have for you is just good looks at everything around the bay right now. here is san jose, 280 nice and clear. looks like it might be a tad foggy. nothing compared to what we were seeing yesterday. drive times here, we have for you walnut creek to dublin 13 minutes. santa rosa to san francisco, 46-minute ride. highway 1 to los gatos, 21
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if your travels take you down to l.a. or san diego, you have a secti inconnecting fligh have a dense fog advisory through 8:00 this morning. nearly 6 million people affected. that could be an issue. call ahead and look there. eventually it will read sunshine and 70 in san diego. clouds stubborn around monterey. 67. upper 70s through the central valley. temperatures remaining well above average in the mid 60s today through the weekend in lake tahoe. >> all right. thanks. we have a new development in the dramatic rescue at the coliseum b.a.r.t. station in
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oakland. b.a.r.t. supervisor john o'connor pulled a man to safety after he fell on to the tracks on sunday as that train was barrelling into the statihe the platform was tapacked with people after the raiders game. now the team is honoring o'connor. he will be this week's home toum hero. coming up at 7:00 a.m., cal fire will update us on the kincade fire. containment has been edging up over the past several days. it's at 84%. firefighters expect to have it fully surrounded tomorrow. the kincade fire scorched 78,000 acres. cal fire says the flames destroyed 174 homes. smoke from the kincade fire is mostly gone, but the economic recovery will take much longer. wayne freedman spent yesterday at alexander valley in healdsburg where some business owners are doing better than others. >> reporter: in healdsburg there remains a distinct difference
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between perceptions and realities. at this hotel, the general manager deals with it now when dealing with inquiries from guests. >> is the hotel open? are you safe? is the town safe? can i go wine tasting? >> reporter: you might call it the adjacent to disaster proximity effect. on the surface, it looks completely normal. for the sake of comparison, here is video from downtown night, not a soul in sight. all evacuated. ghostly, and during the peak of harvest tourist season. >> it is not something that we plan on. >> reporter: not in will seppy's iconic bakery or around the proverbial corner in the alexander valley where vineyards suffered extreme losses. we first met ellen johnson as she stood outside the healdsburg community center hoping for help from the county. it claimed a quarter of a million dollars worth of her grapes. >> this is cabernet.
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>> now charred vines, burned raisins. >> definitely not what it should look like. it should be purple, not brown. and if you taste it it tastes very smoky and burnt. >> reporter: all these are the dirty little details of recovering from a near miss of a fi fire. and in the fall of all seasons, two out of three years now. they are moving on, which explains why ellen johnson named this basset hound puppy sadie kincade which ignited the day after her birth. >> they have a long way to go. >> yes. >> the ice rink in san francisco opens this morning. there will be a special performance by cast members of harry potter and the cursed child. tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for childrenand under. the rink is open daily from
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10:00 a.m. to 11:30 at night. >> night skate, that's fun. also opening today the holiday rink at the embarcadeembarcadero. this is located in embarcadero plaza. skaters can enjoy it sunday through thursday 10:00 to 9:30 at night and then 11:00 p.m. friday and saturdays. the rink has been in operation every holiday season for 30 years. can you ice skate? >> i mean, i'm able to skate. >> it's not elegant? >> it's not elegant. you won't see me doing backward or spin like that man just did. >> we should learn. >> i'm just happy if i don't fall. mike, when i fall, it's not good. >> timber! >> nothing graceful about it. those guys were going way too
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slow for me. i want some speed. >> oh. >> strap on the hockey skates. splay a few people. get thrown out. >> one of those. >> they'll ban you. >> check this out. look at this beautiful time lapse from last night. absolutely amazing. while most of us were sleeping this was happening over san francisco. by most of us most of news this studio. here's what's going on, walnut creek 48 degrees. clouds will linger longer over the bay. that's going to lead to a hazy afternoon and slightly cooler temperatures today. fewer clouds and fog the next few nights. with that added sunshine it will push our temperatures above average for thursday, friday, sat, sundaaturday, sunday, mond. we have the clouds and in the afternoon hours the fog clears out. it never leaves the coast. 60 at half moon bay. mid to upper 60s san francisco, rich land, oakland, san mateo.
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the rest of us in the low to mid 70s. tonight in the 40s. 50 in san francisco, about the same amount of cloud cover as today. maybe just a touch less. look at the temperatures rebound, four degrees across the board on thursday. warmer on friday. the warmest day, still holding on to above average warmth saturday and sunday. >> thank you. first off we want to take you to san rafael, 101 looking nice and clear. we are seeing great commutes all around the bay area. so i'm happy to report that news to you. our camera was shifted a bit for the smidge. so work with us here. you can get a nice look at the westbound lanes. eastbound is cut off. it is still moving. things are looking good there. check ing in with our mass transit alert. the ferries have moved over to that winter schedule. that's in effect right now.
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also before we leave, just a quick look at our drive times. so antioch to hercules, 27 minutes. highway 4 to the maze, 13 minutes. and highway 80 to the san jose airport, 7 minutes. now get ready for this, everyone. we have all seen all sorts of things on b.a.r.t. over the years, but this may be a first. a miniature horse went for a ride yesterday afternoon. it was perfectly legal. b.a.r.t. says a passenger showed up at the station with paperwork stating the horse is a service animal. the law to animals to accompany people with disabilities. if you can bring a miniature horse, can you bring a cow? can you also bring -- where does it stop? a little pig. i'm sure you can bring a pig if you can bring a horse. >> i mean i -- >> if it's a service animal.
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>> exactly. >> like the service peacock at the airport. she tried that. >> yes. >> that ended up getting eh. >> the boot. >> united was like we're not playing with that. >> you can't have the feteather and all of that on the plane. >> i love the horse. i think it's so cute. you know -- >> now that i find out they can be potty trained, no problems. >> mike cleared that up for us. >> we're good. >> i love it. let us know what you think of the horse. >> thanks. the fcc signed off on the megamerger between sprint and it mobile. >> and drones have delivered prescriptions for the first time ever. >> the t-mobile sprint merger has government approval. >> the fcc approved the deal 3-2. the republican majority says it will lead to faster wireless service in the u.s. but the two companies agreed to wait until a lawsuit is settled. at&t customers will get a credit
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or check as it settles a government complaint about its unlimited data plans. >> the company is paying $60 million after being accused of misleading customers for charging them for unlimited plans and then slowing down data speeds after they exceed a certain amount. and drone deliveries from stores to consumers are here. u.p.s. delivered two prescriptions in the raleigh area for a cvs pharmacy. the quad copters hovered about the quad copters hovered about 20 feet in the air and welcome to the carnival 30 minute tour. hey, shaq. it's a 30 second tour. no man it's like... now it's 26. welcome aboard. ocean! skyride. mini golf. relax! relax! relax! you take this man to be your husband? i do. married. no time for basketball. pool. carnival. choose fun.
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a lot of talk about how dry we are, and rightfully so. it's bone dry out there. that's why the fire danger continues to be elevated. as far as the drought goes, we're fine. the only place abnormally dry is the sierra. concord police want your help finding an arson suspect. almost a dozen fires have bermed the western edge of newhall community park. the park is close to homes. investigators think the fires were intentional. they're asking anyone who saw something that could lead to the arsonist to contact them. legendary director martin score s
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scorsese paid a visit to san francisco last night. >> last time i worked with de niro was casino in 1995, and joe pesci, too. so it was really like a -- it was something we had been trying for 22 years to find a project together. once it all finally came together, including al pacino, it was really like a dream come true. >> the irishman premiered friday in limited theaters. it will stream on netflix later this month. let's look at our current air quality. it's good across the north bay, good to moderate, which is still healthy for the rest of us around the bay. we still have that air quality advisory today through the weekend because of the potential for some extra smoke coming down. not a spare the air alert. the greatest concentration of smoke around chico, reading, yucaipa as we head through today, tonight and tomorrow. just a bit of smokiness in the air, that's the reason why.
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good morning. starting off with a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge, things are moving smooth think there. it's packing up at the bay bridge toll plaza, if you're headed that direction. also here's the good news, once you get over that, you head on to the bay bridge, things are looking nice this wednesday morning. hitting you with the drive times, albany to the maze, 4 minutes. fremont to san jose, 13 minutes. highway 101 to cupertino, 9 minutes. >> thank you. next at 5:00, express espresso. how starbucks is making it easier to stop in for a quick cup of coffee. and an arrest possibly in connection with the massacre of nine americans in mexico. the disturbing things police found. dmv data breach. the letter that just went out to more than 3,000 people.
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now at 5:00, short-term rental restrictions following orinda's airbnb shooting. the strong reaction to a plan from the city council. good morning on this wednesday, november 6th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike with a look at the day. >> thank you. outside in the north bay, great news. the fog not nearly as widespread. it is thick around petaluma and santa rosa. one mile of visibility. we have more cloud cover out there. so the moisture is spread out, not so highly concentrated in places like san rafael. you don't see fog whatsoever. expect an easier commute. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. now it's going to be cooler today and a bit of a spread


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