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were impacted by last month's power outages. pg&e turned off the power in an effort to keep the lines from sparking fires. a watchdog group says the power outages hurt people and businesses. >> we heard a lot of government representatives talking about the costs, the costs to the governments themselves to provide emergency services, the costs to small businesses. >> today the cpuc will vote on whether to launch an investigation into the power outages, and whether the shutoffs prioritized public safety and followed regulations. that meeting is set for 10:00 this morning in san francisco. live in orinda, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. it is now 4:30. if you're just waking up, let's get a check on your weather. mike? >> let's look at what's going on with my activity planner for my accuweather 12-hour planner for today, temperatures at 7:00, 48
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to 53. we'll be in the 50s at the coast. 65 to 72 with more cloud cover, less sunshine, but i still think you'll need the sunglasses from time to time. 60s and 70s at 4:00. we're down back into the 53 to 59 degree range for the evening hours. here's a look at the fog out there. thickest at half moon bay. it will hit the golden gate and could move over to the east bay during the morning commute. from the live desk this morning, we are looking live at capitol hill right now where the public phase of the impeachment hearing also kick off in just over two hours from now. two witnesses will testify, the gop has laid out its defense strategy. abc news reporter elizabeth is live on capitol hill with more on what we can expect. democrats say they are ready to make their case to the american
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people today. while the president may be downplaying the hearings, the white house is not taking chances. >> reporter: the battle lines are drawn and the stage set. millions of americans finally getting to see and hear what has been going on behind closed doors, the first two witnesses, bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine and george kent, a top state department official. taylor testified about a concerted evident to use military aid to ukraine as leverage for political gain. kent accused president trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, of running a campaign of slander and lies. this as house intelligence committee chair adam schiff reveals among the impeachable offenses under consideration including bribery. >> the standard we'll have to evaluate is whether the facts show bribery, treason, high crimes or misdemeanors.
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>> democrats in washington would rather pursue outrageous hoaxes and delusional witch hunts which are going nowhere. >> reporter: president trump always maintained he did nothing wrong. but republicans are ready to fight back holding mock hearings, attacking the two witnesses' credibility, casting them as unelected and ammnonymo bureaucrats. overnight the white house was preparing to launch a rapid response team to react in realtime to the public testimonies. well, we are told today's hearings alone could last more than six hours. there's another hearing set for friday. democrats just named eight more witnesses will testify next week. reporting live from capitol hill, elizabeth hur, abc7 news. back to you. abc7 news will have special live coverage of the impeachment hearings. you can watch that starting at
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7:00 on abc7 news after abc 7 mornings. new developments in the case of a deadly shooting in vallejo involving an off-duty officer. >> the attorney for the victim's family said the officer got preferential treatment at the crime scene. eric reason was shot over an argument over a parking space. the attorney says this photo shows the man who killed reason, virgil thomas, is standing over his body and it appears like the sergeant was either taking video or pictures. >> he shouldn't have been anywhere near mr. reason. he should have been whisked away. they shouldn't have been allow him to be near. he is disrupting a crime scene. >> vallejo's first black chief will oversee this investigation. chief williams was sworn in yesterday. he didn't comment on the shooting. in the east bay a 22-year-old man has been
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arrested for attacking two people with a bow and arrow. addae preciado was charged. this happened near central avenue. police say that preciado knew the victims. both are recovering in the hospital. in a major reversal, a plaque with chanel miller's words will be on stanford's campus. former stanford swimmer, brock turner, was convicted of the crime in 2016. stanford initially agreed to put a plaque in the garden but the school rejected the quote from that plaque. it said in part you took away my worth, my privacy, my own voice until today. university administratiors said the quote didn't support a healing space. >> every day that goes by is another day that they are failing to show the kind of
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integrity that students and faculty have the right to expect them to show. >> a survey found stanford students felt sexual offenses happen too frequently in their community. that changed administrators minds. the provo said the survey results provide a clear message. we need to confront sexual violence openly and aggressively at stanford. thousands of university of california workers are set to strike today. the union representing 25,000 uc workers says the one-day strike is in response to efforts to outsource jobs. those position include service and patient care technical workers. uc says union leaders are spreading false information about job outsourcing. strikes are scheduled for all ten uc campuses and five medical campuses. teachers in west sonoma will also be on strike today.
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the district serves around 1,800 students. the main sticking point in negotiations is pay. coming up, a possible solution for tech workers who struggle to afford living in the bay area. one company is offering an incentive to leave. facebook trying to up the competition with apple pay and paypal. the new service it's rolling out this week. and john legend's reaction to being named "people" magazine's sexiest man alive. >> it's 4:37. here's mike. >> i want his wife's reaction. >> mm-hmm. >> 49 to 3550. not much of a change. 48 in the financial district. increasing fog through the morning hours. we have mid 40s up in the north bay valleys. upper 40s in belmont, palo alto down to santa clara. walnut creek and pleasanton. here's some of that fog i was talking about.
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here's the golden gate bridge. the cars coming at us are coming from the north and heing south into san francisco. watch out, there's more fog for our drive. cool to mild today. no really warm to hot temperatures that we've been dealing with. the bay commute, maybe a bit more of a breeze today. here's the east bay valleys, 49 this morning. 58 at 9:00. 66 at 11:00. as far as the peninsula, most of us don't escape the 60s today. we get there by 11:00. we hang in the 60s through 5:00. you can see high clouds and sunshine dominate the south bay, also some low 70s for about three to four hours this afternoon. if you're heading out for lunch, about 69. heading out for dinner, about 61. let's bring jobina back. how is the commute starting? >> so far so good this wednesday morning. things will get backed up in san francisco later on today because of that dreamforce convention. it's back. so want to start off letting you know about that we'll bring up
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the map for you. dreamforce convention started yesterday. and the closure started at 6:00 a.m. so, howard street between 3rd and 4th street will remain closed until the end of the convention which wraps up on november 24th. 8:00 p.m. is when all of that will reopen. our public transit advice is try muni, also try scootering, walking, biking, getting in and around here in a car will not be pleasant hill for quite awhile. live look now at walnut creek, 680 is nice and clear this wednesday morning. and also now looking at our friends in the south bay here, 280, also smooth this morning. great to see that for
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over in europe, there's a state of emergency in venice, italy as the city deals with the worst flooding it's dealt with in 50 years. an elderly man was killed while trying to run electrical pumps at his home. the government says an exceptionally high hide struck the city on tuesday night. in a tweet venice's mayor blamed climate change for the unusually high tide. we know that's one of those areas we're always watching for climate change to effect first. if the seas rise, it's going to flood venice more than anyone
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where else. dealing with fog in cambria down. if you're traveling, santa ana down to san diego, some fog. mid to upper 70s through the central valleys today. low clouds along the coast, 56 in eureka. monterey, 73. for your weekend forecast, they're still making snow. but mother nature is not helping. 20s for the lows, 50s for the highs. >> the high cost of living and working in silicon valley is the focus of our efforts to building a better bay area. maybe the solution is just moving. a san jose start-up is working with tech companies to offer $10,000 bonuses to remote workers. >> reporter: living in the bay area can be challenging. that's why a new silicon valley start up is hoping to connect more companies with people who
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want to live in more affordable communities. >> we'll set you up in a community with other like-minded remote workers. we'll give you support tools to help connect you with your home company. >> reporter: main street co-founder douglas ludlow says the companies they work with are willing to pay them to successfully recruit and retain remote talent. as part of the launch, main street will pay a $10,000 bonus to anyone who goes through the program and works a minimum of a year. >> silicon valley has become extraordinarily expensive for many families. you're competing with billionaires and millionaires. >> reporter: research shows that many many cases working remotely can boost productivity and performance, but can be isolating from a social standpoint. santa clara university psychology professor thomas plant. >> this may propel loneliness for certain people. but again, some people are the kind of people that can create community wherever they go. they may be the best candidates to do this. >> reporter: main street
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envisions building out offices in suburban and rural areas where dozens of people can work remotely for various companies but in a physical space allowing for a more communal environment. gordon douglas is the director of the institute of metropolitan studies at san jose state university. >> down the line these regions could be facing the same housing crunch we're facing in the bay area where you're increasing jobs without building housing to accommodate it. >> reporter: concerns aside -- >> we want to make sure the individual has a great career that lasts for years and the company is able to develop that talent. >> reporter: main street is driving the point that you shouldn't have to leave home, wherever it may be, in order to find a good job. in san jose, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> all right. good luck. >> it might work for some people. >> it could. you would have a lower cost of living, too. that's a bonus on top of a bonus. but is it sexy? >> it could be. >> or it could be john legend because he's officially your sexiest man alive.
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>> peop"people" magazine put g. winner on its cover whiting how a good guy got it all. he is married to chrissy teigen, last year british actor idris alba got the title. he tweeted an old photo saying 1995 john legend would be perplexed. 2019 john is equally impressed. >> the side by side is great. >> was that the urkel he was trying to do there? >> oh. pi did when i was that age.than >> very well deserved. seems like a great guy. let's look at what's going on outside. mother nature trying to throw a wrinkle into our forecast by
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bringing back fog. it's starting to develop along the east bay shoreline there. looking down on emeryville and also berkeley and back towards san francisco. more clouds today means cooler temperatures. thicker clouds and a couple of areas of drizzle. especially near the coast and possibly the east bay hills tomorrow morning. we'll have another warm surge this weekend. here's a look at your cloud cover. at 7:00 this morning until noon, these are the low clouds. you can see how stubborn they'll be along the coast and how much longer they take to move back to the coast today. they move inland by 4:00, 4:30. highs today, you can see 60 at half moon bay. 64 at san francisco. san rafael, napa southward through the bay, mid to upper 60s. in the south bay, east bay, santa rosa northward some low to mid 70s here and there. that will be the exception. tonight's temperatures, mid 40s to mid 50s. look at that cloud cover. that little bit of green near
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the coast. tomorrow is our coolest day. those temperatures in the 50s and 60s. that's where we should be for this time of year. warmer weather on friday. offshore breeze this weekend. could reach 70 at the coast with sunshine on sunday. that sounds like fun. jobina? >> good morning. things are looking good for your wednesday morning commute. starting off with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see the cash lanes are beginning to stack up. we have the san mateo bridge looking good. nice and clear. things are moving. a quick look at our drive times before we go. tracy to castro valley, 48 minutes. highway 85 to san jose airport, 10 minutes. facebook is making changes to compete with payment services
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like pay pal and up-and-coming social media platforms like tiktok. >> and apple may launch a new product this week. here is tech bytes. >> in today's tech bytes, facebook is taking on apple pay and paypal. >> the social network is combining the payment systems used by all of its operations facebook, messenger, whatsapp, the new service is called facebook pay, rollout begins this week on facebook and messenger. apple will likely launch a much bigger laptop this week. >> the screen for the new mac book pro is expected to be 16 inches and feature a new ultra thin design. several other upgrades are expected. the price tag, more than $3,000. >> and instagram is ramping up its competition with tiktok. the gram is launching reelz, a feature that lets users post 15-second music clips to their stories. sound familiar? that's the basic idea behind tiktok which has exploded in popularity.
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the chance of rain that was in yesterday's model, it really never was in the u.s. model. it had an inside storm in lake tahoe, but as you can see next wednesday, nothing. a week from today, the european model had significant rain for us now it's dry also. i don't see a chance of rain in the forecast through the end of the month. >> all right. thanks. the giants have a new manager. 44-year-old gabe kapler is bruce bochy's replacement. we expect to hear more from kapler today. he managed the phillies two years before he was let go last month and he was the director of player development with the dodgers. before that he played in the major league for 1 ye2 years. the warriors will be down another player when they face the lakers tonight at 7:00. abc7 news was at the team's practice yesterday when we learned damian lee will be out several weeks. he broke a bone in his right
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hand during monday night's loss to the jazz. now the warriors have lost lee, curry, klay thompson and loony to injuries. >> part of sfo will be renamed after late mayor ed lee. today at 11:30, a dedication event will take place to celebrate the edwin m. lee departure stall. it is located inside the international terminal. mayor london breeds will deliver remarks today. coffee lovers get ready. the world's largest starbucks is opening in chicago this friday. the starbucks reserve roastery will be the large of the of a limited number of specialty c e cafes which offer an immersive and senseory experience from ben to cup. >> i used to shop there when it
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was a crate and barrel. imagine the size of a crate and barrel, only a starbucks. >> that sounds like fun. >> does it? >> floor after floor after floor. what do we need that is that big. >> it's like discovery on every floor. >> it's just more coffee, mike. >> it will be neat. i wonder if on the other three corner there's will be a starbucks. >> probably. >> our area of high pressure is being squeezed off to the east by this low that will bring us a chance of drizzle tomorrow morning and cooler weather today and tomorrow before it passes. 70s return to our inland neighborhoods. they get warmer and spread into the bay on saturday and even more so on sunday. if we get near 80 in some inland neighborhoods, that's near record high territory. that gives you an idea how warm it is as we hit the 60s and 70s as we hit the latter parts of
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november. let's check traffic with jobina. >> good morning. things have been looking great so far on this wednesday morning commute. this is a look at our san rafael camera, 101 nice and smooth ride for you this morning. really happy to see that. same thing in emeryville. much fuller, of course we can see that here. we have the traffic lights coming towards us. 80 looking nice and smooth. really good situation so far for our wednesday morning commute. antioch to hercules, 27 minutes. highway 4 to the maze, 13 minutes. and highway 85 to the san jose airport, 7 minutes. i also have a heads up about a traffic disruption for the next two weeks. dreamforce's convention will be held at the moscone center starting on the 19th. 60,000 people are expected to attend. >> howard street will be closed between 3rd and 4th. there will be extra congestion especially during the hours of
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7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >> you can't get an uber around here at all. >> public transportation is your best bet. we have the powell street station that serves muni and b.a.r.t. riders. >> all traffic issues should be cleared by the 24th, two days after the convention ends. guest speakers this year are former president obama, apple ceo tim cook, and actress a amelia clark. are you going to try go? >> i will. it's so close to us. >> she was upstairs like how do i get in? >> i'll try to make my way down there. >> they always have big names. this year, they leveled up. they have leveled up. >> thank you. next at 5:00, scam warning, the fake coupon circulating social media. and another short-term rental becomes the scene of a huge party. it happened the same night that five people were killed at an
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airbnb in orinda. a permanent place in the slow lane. the effort to create a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit in san francisco is moving
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an emotional homecoming for the family of this soldier killed during the korean war. he's about to get a proper burial decades after his death. and the push to create a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit in san francisco. supporters explain the serious damage when drivers go double that. >> good morning on this wednesday, november 13th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather fost


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