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building a better bay area, this is abc 7 news. several wildfires ignited in the bay area as dangerous fire conditions and crippling heat hang on but with signs of relief on the horizon, pg&e wraps up its preventative power shutoff, restoring electricity to thousands. good news there. it's saturday, october 17th. thank you for joining us. i'm julian glover, we are joining you instead of "good morning america" right now because we're bringing college football at 9:00 a.m. let's get the weekend started off the right way. we have a look at the forecast right now with lisa argen. no fog to speak of. it is going to come back overnight tonight in the view from mt. tam. looks beautiful. it is mild in san francisco.
66, 55, though, in gilroy. and a look from east bay hills camera, the camera is shaking, upper elevation winds are above 25 miles an hour. 55 in a napa. 48 in santa rosa. we are colder, look at this, 23 degrees cooler along the coast, due to the lightning of the offshore flow. once the offshore flow backs off temperatures can cool, the nights are longer. but in the upper elevations, yes, it is still breezy. we will get a sea breeze later on today. from our exploratorium camera, looks nice out there, pretty much to the 60s as we go through the next hour or so and then we'll be well into the 80s, that dry air mass warms quickly in our inland valleys. low 90s today. so very little change inland. just by a few degrees, temperatures coming down but around the bay and along the coast. we are cooler, that light sea breeze returns, then the fog returns tonight. so how far are we going to that i can this cooling? stay tuned, i'll let you know in a couple minutes. julian? >> lisa, laung. to developing news out of
san jose this morning, police are investigating a double shooting that left two men dead at a restaurant. new video here, it happened around 11:40 last night on south capital avenue. three other people were shot but are expected to be okay. it's unclear right now what led up to this shooting. and police in san jose also busy investigating a deadly stabbing this morning. this one happening just before 4:00 a.m. near dell ridge drive and coyote road. officers found a person suffering from a stab wound and that person died at the hospital. police say there is a large crime scene at this time and several surrounding streets are closed while investigators process this crime scene. in san francisco, two people are dead, and several others injured after two shootings. police say the first one happened just before -- on hunters point boulevard. the man was found suffering from a busht wound. he died at the hospital. then around 8:30, a short time
later, police say another shooting happened on sherwin street, a 33-year-old in this case died at the scene. three other people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. and some new developments this morning, a pair of teens admitting to starting this fast moving brush fire in south san francisco. they are so close to homes. the fire started just before noon yesterday on the south side of the historic sign hill. abc 7 news reporter luce pena reports it forced numerous residents out of their homes. >> reporter: five minutes to evacuate, that's all this man and his wife got to say good-bye to 34 years of memories. >> the police said, this is time to get out. you only got less than five minutes before everything could catch fire here. >> reporter: when they looked outside they noticed sign hill park in flames. his neighbors running to their cars. over 121 homes evacuated. their home was the only one directly impacted by the flames.
>> came through the grass there and the trees. >> reporter: nec next to the hillside, flames five feet away from his house. >> i saw this really big fire, a lot of smoke. i was like, oh, man, this is it. >> reporter: many neighbors alerted police of seeing two teenagers by the hillside minutes prior to fire. >> whether it was accidental or purposeful, the weather encouraged the fire behavior to get this big. >> reporter: south san francisco police confirmed a 14 and 16-year-old started this fire. quote, south san francisco detectives ultimately obtained statement from the juveniles who admitted to being responsible for starting the fire. the south san francisco fire marshal is now conducting an investigation. as hotter days are ahead many residents are asking city officials to respond to a request of made for years. >> we have all these eucalyptus trees which they don't want to take down. this is a fire hazard throughout our area. >> reporter: in south san
francisco, luce pena, abc 7 news. also in south san francisco, flames burn through a bakery on starlight street right after firefighters contained the filed wooir on sign hill. workers at nearby businesses raced to -- officials tell us no one was hurt, thankfully. crews remain on the scene to make sure no hot spots reignited. in the north bay, this grass fire delayed drivers on interstate 80 in vacaville, at one point the highway patrol closed all westbound lanes on 80 at midway road. all lanes reopened, 45 minutes later. investigators looking into what park sparked this one. developing news now, pg&e restored power to pretty much everyone, all of the 41,000 customers who had their electricity shut off on we say. pg&e inspection crews report finding 30 instances of weather damage, which the yuletity claims could have caused wildfires if they had not turned
off the power. a spokesperson says the company was able to restore power 50% faster this time around, thanks to a larger fleet of helicopters helping with those inspections. last year we had about 35 helicopters available. this year we have approximately 65 helicopters available. so far we've used about 40 of those. we're using them as needed. >> the utility says it recorded wind gusts as high as 73 miles per hour in sonoma county and 61 miles per hour in contra costa county. that is exactly what we mean by those elevated fire dangers. in a surprising turn of events fema reversed a decision about disaster relief funds to help california wildfire victims. the administration said it initially refused the request because it did not meet the criteria for federal relief so governor newsom decided to call the president to make a direct appeal. afterwards he tweeted that president trump had approved the state's disaster declaration
request. >> we need to be mindful that these fires are not red fires, they're not blue fires. they don't know boundaries. they don't know political parties. the victims that are left behind have to be taken care of. >> cal fire says the fires this year have already burned through 4 million acres. a fema center for wildfire survivors of the scu lightning complex will open today in santa clara county. the mobile registration intake center is set up at the cal fire smith creek fire station on 22805 mount hamilton road. hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily through october the 21st. it will be closed tomorrow, sunday, october the 18th, tough, the scu lightning complex burned nearly 400,000 acres in august and september, before finally being contained on october the 1st. santa cruz county is hosting a thank you fundraiser today for the volunteer firefighter and
the department that battled the czu lightning complex fire. the public is invited to participate in a drive-through event from 1:00 till 5:00 this afternoon in the parking lot of the ksco radio. volunteer firefighters will be there to say hello, exchange elbow bumps and accept donations too. from 2:00 to 3:00, the treasure hunt show will off a vintage smoky the bear toy. all proceeds going to the local fire departments. focus on reopening, not renaming. san francisco mayor london breed slamming plans to change the names of dozens of schools. abc 7 news reporter amanda dell castillo has a response from the state and school leaders. >> reporter: dianne feinstein elementary, balboa high school and more than 40 others within the san francisco junefied school district up for renaming discussion, an effort that started back in 2018. but friday, in audio shared by mayor london breed's office, a a
stern message, faocus should be on reopening. >> suffer the most if we can't get our act together. so i put out a statement because i am livid. i am livid. that now we're going to talk about renaming schools. and we haven't even opened them. how offensive? >> those words coming one day after she and a dozen other california mayors wrote state leaders urging them to safely reinstate in-person classes. state senator scott wiener throwing his support behind breed about timing but he has no objection to considering whether certain schools should be renamed. >> going to consume a lot of school district time and bandwidth, and i just don't think it's the right thing to do that now. >> reporter: in a release sf board of education president mark sanchez responded. i want to assure you that reopening schools is in no way being held up by the community process. the school renaming panel is engaged in. >> nothing should be on their agenda. other than what is our plan and our timeline to reopen schools?
we shouldn't even be having a conversation about anything else. >> reporter: i'm amanda dell castillo, abc 7 news. the high school in oakland all clear to reopen once classroom instruction is allowed again. back in february the school was shut down just before the pandemic after the toxic chemical tce was found in the groundwater beneath campus. exposure can affect the immune and reproductive systems. long-term exposure can cause cancer. both the water and air was tested. the chemical likely came from a nearby metal shop or dry cleaning facility. a group is planning a rally in protest against twitter in san francisco today. the rally is being called team save america free speech. the rec and parks department confirmed -- for u.n. plaza from noon until 3:00. according to san francisco health requirements, no more than 200 people are allowed, and masks must be born. rec and parks say police will implement safety measures for
this event. as you wake up with us on this saturday morning, let's get another check of the forecast now with lisa argen. >> julian, our red flag warning for the upper elevations has been allowed to expire. but we are still dry and well above average today, san francisco in the mid-60s right now. going for a high in the lower 80s. that's about ten degrees cooler than yesterday. but what about the rest of you? stay tuned, my accuweather seven-day forecast is next. >> can't wait to see that, thank you, lisa. also ahead, it is officially spooky season, even if the temperatures don't feel like it. six flags discovery kingdom's halloween event starts today. we'll give you a preview of what you can expect during your visit.
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there as that high fire danger has wrapped up this morning as we ease into some cooler temperatures this weekend. we'll hear more about the forecast coming up from lisa in just a bit. good news to report here, mocky the lemur back safe at the san francisco zoo this morning thanks to some observant kindergartners. kate larson has been on top of the story from the very beginning and she reports there's now been an arrest. >> reporter: just like any other day 5-year-old james trin was leaving school with his mom when everything changed, right here. james spotted a wild animal in the parking lot. and called over his friends who were astonished to see a -- >> lemur. >> reporter: james, brandon, adrian, samuel and sophie, all kindergarten schools at hope lutheran day school and daly city explained what happened next. >> then the lemur jumped over the gate and he just come inside -- he was there. and then they called -- >> animal control. >> reporter: cell phone video taken thursday evening shows
mocky wandering around the ward, eventually the endangered primate found comfort in this play house. what was he doing in there, james? >> hiding. >> reporter: animal control and daly city police showed up and fortunately they had snacked for mocky who at 21 is very old in li lemur years and requires constant feedings. it started at the san francisco zoo where mocky was born and raised. he was found missing from here and police later opened a burglary investigation when they found the enclosure had been tampered with. 36 hours later san rafael police arrested 30-year-old cory mcgilloway in ma rin county. on suspicion of stealing a getaway truck. >> the cover officer had tried to take his kids the zoo the bay before on his days off and heard the story about the lemur being stolen. they put two and two together.
>> it's kind of unbelievable. i can't understand it myself. >> reporter: zoo director tanya peterson announced they have giving hope lutheran the $2,100 reward. we also hope that he gets better soon. cory mcgilloway has been booked on four felony charges, including burglary, grand theft of an animal and vandalism. at the san francisco zoo i'm kate larson, abc 7 news. >> we're all thankful for a happy ending to that story there. shifting gears, while many bay area school districts have worked hard to close the digital divide the abc 7 i-team found that there is still a gap that exists in distance learning when it comes to who is and who is not attending classes. abc 7 news i-team reporting melanie woodrow digs into the data.
>> it's almost like we transformed under covid. what does it mean to make sure a child has basic access to education? >> reporter: it used to be making sure you got to school and hat the right supplies, now it's having the right device, connectivity, bandwidth and a safe quiet space to learn you been sbruped. >> and not everyone is living in those kinds of housing conditions. >> hedy chang is founder of an organization whose mission includes reducing chronic absences. >> for one group of kids t kids who have access to technology, showing up to school is much easier than before. for another group of kids, it's much harder because they don't have the technology, the internet and so absences are going to be much more concentrated. in those populations. >> reporter: data shows greater increases in absences in distance learning for some ethnic groups more than others,
in san mateo, absences for pacific islander students increased nearly 60% this year. absences for hispanic students increased nearly 7%. these groups have been disproportionately impacted by co ved 19. high school students in these groups are more likely to be taking care of younger siblings or working to help support their families. >> something has to give and one of the things that gives is being online, during the school day. >> superintendent kevin scelly says outreach workers are focused on increasing student engagement. >> visiting homes, talking to students, figuring out what we can do to help. >> reporter: a similar picture emerges in oakland where absences by pacific islander students are up 7% as compared to last school year, ousd tells the i-team it's been more difficult to reach this group of students during distance learning for the same reasons as in san mateo. students taking care of smaller siblings or working to help support their families. ousd says it has contracted additional services this year to conduct outreach to all pacific
islander families. in san francisco, attendance for african-american students is down nearly 6.5% and attendance for native hawaiian and pacific islander students is down more than 6%. sfusd says in partnership with uc berkeley, it is engaged in a research project to reduce inequality in absenteeism. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. we've dedicated a section of our website to all of our building a better bay area education week stories. go to abc7news.com and inside of the abc 7 news app. six flags discovery kingdom in vallejo believes it has the answer for a safe halloween celebration for the entire team in year. it hopes its boo 2020 halloween event today. friendly ghouls and goblins with festive costumes will entertain guests from a distance in outdoor plazas and midways. animals also part of the displays this year.
the park toned down its halloween events, not as scary to draw in a younger crowd. >> we wanted to create a new event that's more accessible to families. so that everyone can come and enjoy the park. so this is more of a family-friendly event, less scary event. it's a daytime event. >> you know the drill by now. social distancing and masks are required. six flags telling us the attraction meets or exceeds cdc guidelines on safety. passing around a lot of chocolate there, lisa, will it be melting as the kids are outside looking at the different attractions? >> i think so. that sun is still pretty warm even though we have these longer nights and we had a chance to cool off it felt pretty good this morning in most of the bay area, but still, some mid-60s out there as you woke up. it was actually 69 in san francisco when i got in. and looking at a lot of sunshine, no fog to speak of, but the northerly winds are backing off. and so that is good news. our red flag warning for the bay
area has been allowed to expire, but not so for the sacramento valley, still looking at those offshore winds. big ridge of high pressure over the golden state, just kind of locking us in here. but just to the east of us, cold air is filling in to the dakotas and some snow north of minneapolis, it's rain in chicago. but the seasons certainly are changing and feeling like kind of groundhog day here, right, with a lot of sunshine. this is san jose, 280. 65 downtown. 62 in oakland, our warmest time of year with upper 70s average for parts of santa rosa. we'll be well above that today, about 20 degrees above average but cooling elsewhere. closer to the bay. and the coast. beautiful view here, exploratorium camera, 48 santa rosa, 59 in concord, and 24 hours ago we were a lot warmer. so with backing off of that northerly wind gradient that has allowed temperatures to cool off over that longer nighttime period. 23 degrees cooler, half moon
bay, 18 degrees cooler in napa. we like to see that but still some breezy winds, 20 to 30 miles an hour from mount deaub low to mount saint helena. straight out of the north, relative humidity not much better than about 20%. as we look at our air quality, it's moderate in the north and east bay. good elsewhere. we'll continue that trend as we get into the next several days. here's a look at emery vile where you can see a little bit hazy out there. no spare the air alert. some of the fire from the south central part of the state, moving into parts of the south bay. otherwise, we'll have sunny and dry conditions continuing throughout the day today with a little bit of cooling, coast and bayside, more cooling into your sunday. and that fog returning overnight tonight. interest it is. it's going to be about 1:00 in the morning. it spreads throughout the north bay, the marine county coast, waking up tomorrow and that will provide a better day tomorrow for your sunday.
numbers will be in the 90s, above average. but not quite as hot as it's been and you can see the flow here. is out of the south. and that's a cooler direction, so 60s and 70s from the coast, around the bay. this is monday, where we drop the temperatures a few more degrees. into tuesday. looks like we're going in the other direction, still, though, the surface flow will bring us a little bit of fog, and we are looking at temperatures to stay warmer, but not as warm for the next seven days. highs in the upper 80s in oakland. down around five to six degrees, 89 in fremont, look for 92 in san jose. another warm day in the south bay. and in the north bay, can't really catch a break yet with 95, santa rosa. 94 in concord. ten degrees cooler the closer you are to the coast. the accuweather seven-day forecast, hot day today inland, very warm around the bay. but the fog is back. bringing further cooling for the second half of your weekend. and by monday temperatures
continue on that downward slide but we'll go up tuesday and wednesday with a bit of an offshore flow. and then we're cool again, jewel january, as we get towards next weekend. >> up and down and up and down we go. eventually it will feel like fall. >> eventually. >> maybe, right? all right, thank you, lisa. just ahead it's a brand new season for the san francisco gay men's chorus, more on the celebration at a new song with a broadway legend.
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for a safe and secure future, this is abc 7 news. good morning, finally made it today weekend, it's a saturday. gusty winds and sweltering temperatures have gripped the bay area for several days but relief is finally on the way here. let's check in with meteorologist lisa argen for an accurate forecast in the bay area. you've got a friend here. >> yeah, the creepy bug. i decided to keep that, it's halloween and then with my orange on, i definitely have the theme going. i don't like that. i'll step out of the frame here. 65 in san francisco. 62 in oakland. a lot of sunshine here, this is our east bay hills camera, 53 in gilroy. but look at the horizon here. you can see that the air quality is a little less than ideal from the north bay, the east bay and the south bay this morning due to those northerly winds and that stagnant air mass that we still have overhead. 55 in napa. it is 48 in santa rosa. some cooling around the bay. from the north bay to the coast. we are much cooler, and those
northerly winds will continue to dial back. but the yellows indicate the air quality that is moderate. that's in san francisco. that's in oakland right now. elsewhere it's good but we are still looking at the south bay. you saw that picture where it is although bit hazy out there. there are the winds. relative humidity is low so the atmosphere is dry. that means a quick warm-up more than 8 million americans have been infected with covid-19 and nearly 219,000 have died from it. as we head into cooler temperatures with cases increasing across much of the nation, health experts are concerned. abc news reporter karina mitchell has more. >> reporter: cases in the u.s. have increased by double digits this week according to an internal memo from the department of health and human services obtained by abc news. deaths also on the rise. more than 218,000 americans dead from the virus. including 51-year-old veteran
and ems first responder jerry jones. one day earlier his 41-year-old sister also lost her life to covid-19. >> i had to call jerry's mom and tell her that her child didn't make it after the day before she had gotten the phone call about her daughter not making it. two blows, two devastating blows. those were their only children. >> but new hope in the race for a vaccine this week, pfizer saying they could have one ready for emergency authorization after the third week of november. in the meantime health experts are warning we need to think twice about family gatherings. dr. anthony fauci speaking at the johns hopkins university health policy forum yesterday. >> we're going to start doing a lot of things more indoors, rather than outdoors. >> reporter: at least 38 states battling a rise in cases, 39 with an increase in hospitalizations.
yesterday former new jersey governor chris christie urged others to wear a mask after he didn't while on the president's debate prep team. and at that white house rose garden event, later testing positive and spending seven days in the icu. >> i let my guard down. leaders all across politics, sports, the media, should be saying to people, put your masks on and be safe until we get a vaccine that can help to protect us, completely. >> reporter: six days out of the hospital. christie says he's still not feeling 100%. karina mitchell, abc news, new york. the stakes are high to protect nearly 40 million californians from getting infected, and spreading covid-19. both apple and google have been working on tools to do mobile app contact tracing, utah was the first in the nation to roll out an app to do contact tracing. six months later the healthy together app is used by 94,000 people. ucsf is currently conducting a pilot test of a contact tracing
app, but a survey indicates roughly half, 52%, are willing to share tracking data in an app while 28% are unwilling. 20% are willing only with privacy protection. >> to get the level of benefit that would be needed to bring the pandemic fully under control you would need high levels of participation in 60% to 80%. >> healthy together does not allow users to see if their insurance covers testing but there is information about cares act funding for test results. anchts bus driver with the valley transportation authority for 13 years became the agency's first employee to pass away from covid-19 complications. but now there's some questions as to how she became infected. since the start of the pandemic the vta reports that 27 of its nearly 2,100 employees have tested positive for the virus. bart reporting 34 cases among it's nearly 4,200 employees.
sfmta says 74 of it's approximately 6,000 workers have the virus. chris nguyen has more from san jose. >> reporter: after a length think battle audrey lopez was the first employee to die from covid-19 earlier this week. >> she was still above and beyond her grand babies were her world. >> reporter: lopez's daughter ashley lozano believes her mother contracted the virus while on the job. >> she never took off her mask. she never wanted to go anywhere. she would go to work and home. like she would have groceries or whatever she needed. we would have it delivered. >> reporter: but the vta says a workers' comp investigation found no connection between lopez's infection in august and her role with the agency. since the start of the pandemic 27 vta employees have tested positive for covid-19. a number which also includes workers who don't interact with the public. three of them are still
recovering from the virus. >> we are providing grief counselors for our employees and have reached out to the lopez family with our deepest condolences. >> reporter: infectious disease experts believe public transit is relatively safe as long as precautions are taken, such as mask wearing and social distancing. >> intermediate risk compared to being totally outdoors, to a crowded indoor event or a crowded bar or restaurant. >> reporter: union president john courtney of atu local 262 agrees with that assessment, and says the vta has been receptive to some of the feedback from his members in regards to keeping operators and customers safe. however, he, too, believes that lopez was infected while at work. >> we have to do what we have to do. to honor our sister, audrey. and we are not going to stop fighting for audrey. and audrey's family. >> reporter: a gofundme account has been set up on lopez's behalf to raise money for her
funeral. >> she wouldn't want anybody to go through this. >> reporter: in san jose, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. and this morning san jose sam liccardo sweeting out his condolences for the family of audrey lopez today. expected to take part in the annual women's march. most of this year's events will be virtual because of the pandemic, of course. you're looking at video from last year in san francisco. today's rally is in support of black lives matter movement. virtual events are planned in several bay area cities, including san francisco, petaluma and presentwood. still ahead here on abc 7 morning, screams, scars and thrills are all a part of what you can expect, safely, by enjoying this festive outing. from your car. we have the haunted house experience that is just so 2020. and we're taking you down to santa cruz, live look at the break water liegs g lighthouse
where people in santa cruz are waking up a lot cooler. lisa, it's about 30 degrees cooler this morning than they woke up yesterday. lisa will be back in the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety.
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and headache. if you're living with hiv . . . . . . keep loving who you are. and ask your doctor if biktarvy is right for you. welcome back, today marks an anniversary the bay area will never forget, it's been 31 years since that 6.9 magnitude quake rocked the san andreas fault. it killed 63 people. the quake split part of the bay bridge and caused the cypress freeway and the east bay to collapse right here. you see it from the chopper. and as the entire country saw it it happened during the live broadcast of the 1989 world series between the giants and the a's. as we mark this anniversary, scientists and emergency teams are working to prepare the bay area for the next big one. from hospital improvements to the impact of the covid crisis, we'll show you what's being done and how you can help protect your family. you'll want to join us for this
special report here, earthquake effect, staying safe, it's airing tomorrow night at 6:30 right here on abc 7. yet another thing to think of here, lisa, as we deal with this record breaking wildfire season here too. >> that's right. good thing, though, julian we're not expecting any record breaking heat. it's 48 in san francisco. 65 here. isn't this a gorgeous view? san francisco. we will be warm again today in the low 80s. but that's ten degrees cooler than yesterday. still some 90s in the forecast. but also, a cooler beach day if you have that on your mind. stay tuned, my accuweather seven-day forecast is coming up. >> thank you, lisa. and also, up next, we're still waiting to see who will duke it out in the world series. how a battle between two will smiths turned the tide for the dodgers against the braves. ch in just a few months, we've learned a lot more about the covid-19 virus. it's real. and it's dangerous. so, on behalf of all of us working on the front lines,
please take it seriously. and while we don't yet have a cure or a vaccine, we do know how to keep you and your loved ones safe. wear a mask. wash your hands. stay six feet apart. do your best to stay out of crowded spaces. and get a flu shot, it's even more important this year. we can do this. if we do it together. woman 1: get youris. woman 2: you can stay healthy and fill it out from the safety of home. surfer: or you can fill it out anywhere. man 1: it's easy to mail it back. you don't even need a stamp. man 2: or you can use an official drop box. woman 3: you can even drop it off at the polls. man 3: then, track it to confirm your county got it. see? they got it! woman 4: mail ballots are the simple, safe, and secure way to ensure that your vote is counted.
i'm voting 'yes' on prop 19. nineteen limits taxes on seniors. it limits property tax on people like me. nineteen limits taxes on wildfire victims. it says so right here. if 19 passes, seniors can move closer to family or medical care. i looked at moving but i can't afford the taxes. will you help california's most vulnerable? vote 'yes' on prop 19. the san francisco giants are laying off about 10% of their
full-time positions because of the pandemic. the chronicle reports about 50 people will lose their job in the business and baseball operations department. employees without contracts will be let go on october the 31st, in just a couple weeks. the giants plan to honor those with contracts through the end of the year. in sports, a long time san jose shark is headed out of the bay. so the question is, where will joe thornton call home next? here's abc 7 sports anchor chris alvarez with the details in this morning's sports. good morning, your 2020 world series matchup had a chance to be set on friday. tampa bay once again trying to close out the astros. if the dodgers lost, atlanta clinches a spot in the fall classic for the first time in more than 20 years. would dave roberts keep his job if that happened? braves up 2-0 early. two on for dance dansby swanson, and mook yee betts makes a great catch, off the grass, so nice we show it twice. braves don't add to their lead. that is key. sixth inning, former giants closer will smith facing dodgers
catcher will smith, first time same names have ever faced each other postseason and the catcher gets jiggy with it. three run blasts to left, 4-2 dodgers, top seven, blue crew, blows it open, corey seager launching his second homer of the night. made it 7-2 dodgers. they win 7-3 and there's going to be a game six. >> we're never going to quit. you've got to play a full game. win four, first to four. they got three, obviously. we have to -- we live to fight another day. >> alcs from san diego. astros trying to force a game seven. they were down 3-0. top five. houston down 1-0. fundamental baseball beats the analytics here. springer ground ball. four run frame without a home run. valdez cruising, he struck out nine in six innings. snapping the bat in frustration for tampa bay. kyle tucker believes the yard as well. solo blast makes it 5-1.
the only thing he did wrong here. he left his manager hanging on the high-five. astros win 7-4. winner take all game seven, could it be destiny? >> we're not through writing history and i'm hoping we can have a happy ending to this historic season and historic year. people have given me a lot of credit. but i don't deserve any of it. they deserve it. >> sad day for the sharks. joe thornton signs a one-year deal with the toronto maple leafs. jumbo joe spent 15 years in team teal. 23rd nhl season. amazing. the 41-year-old is the league's active leader in points but never won a stanley cup. not necessarily a full good-bye. patrick marleau did that sharks to lease thing and back trip. do you remember this? >> hits one into right the giants win the pennant. >> six years to the date on friday, the giants their third world series in five years with this pennant winning home run.
against the cardinals. the giants won the 2014 world series, of course, and that ended in a memorable thrilling game against the royals in game seven. good times indeed. that's your look at sports. let's send it back to you. 8:48 on this saturday, back to lisa for a look at that bay area forecast. we were just talking earlier, lisa, of the high fire danger expiring. so some good news to start our saturday here. >> yes, that's right. we have that red flag warning for the upper elevations through 8:00. it's still breezy there. we'll show you that in a moment but we don't have any fog to help us out today for the temperatures. quick glass across the country and it's feeling like fall. see the white here. that is snow in the northern plains and also just north of chicago. and temperatures are going to be mild there. and you would expect that. but for the bay area, we definitely would expect, of course, the warm weather in october. and it continues, the camera is
shaking a bit. the winds are beginning to dial back but they're still breezy, above a thousand feet. 65 downtown. mild night in san francisco. already 67 on the peninsula with 53 in gilroy. beautiful view from the golden gate bridge where air quality is pretty good but it's hazy in spots. 48 santa rosa. 59 in novato. and 50s in concord. 24-hour temperature check, it's a lot cooler out there, 20 degrees cooler along the coast from half moon bay to pacifica. that all has to do with that offshore wind. when it's blowing from the land to the sea it's always warm. in fact, with the dry air now we're still going to warm up rather quickly today but we won't reach the readings we did yesterday. as we look at the north, upper elevations of the north bay, you can see mount saint helena up to 35 miles an hour, 24 miles an hour and continue to see the winds, won't be as fast today but they're still in the upper
elevations going to be offshore at the surface so weak onshore flow continues. beautiful view there. so the heat eases today at our beaches, around the bay. more of an onshore push tomorrow with a return to low clouds and fog. that's better cooling fur your sunday, and looking at that fog to stay at the coast. and keep us once again a little bit cooler into monday. first column is where we should be for this time of year, about 70 in oakland, san francisco, mid-70s. in san jose, should see the upper 70s in livermore, but look where we'll be today. 15 degrees above average with 93 in livermore. 92 in napa. not getting into the cooling yet. but oakland, upper 80s. better than yesterday's mid-90s. san francisco, 92 yesterday, 82 today and redwood city in the upper 80s. that weak onshore flow, throughout the afternoon. 90 in santa clara. 87, hot day in the south bay. mid to upper 80s to redwood
city. 77 in pacifica. still a warm afternoon for over in berkeley it's a warm day but not as warm as it was. with 85 there for you. 88 in union city, and you head inland, we still have the mid-90s for you in pittsburg. and antioch. the accuweather seven-day forecast today will be the warmest day of the week with the return to 80s and 90s around the bay and inland but cooler for you at the coast. as we get into your sunday the fog is back, the cooling continues monday and we'll warm it up again midweek. julian? >> all right, thank you, lisa. halloween might be different this year, of course, because of the pandemic but there are plenty of fun and scary things to do, across the bay. a haunted house drive-through in pleasanton is delivering the ultimate halloween treat. >> how you all doing? come on down, we've got rats on a stick. >> the pirates haunted drive-through here at the
alameda county fairgrounds. i don't think there's anything quite like this out there. we have trick or treat town, hillbillies, pirates, clowns. >> definitely thought halloween was going to be cancelled but this brings the great spooky season back to us. >> there's scares, there's laughs. especially when people start busting out real chain saws. >> it's fun. >> this year has really changed a lot. we have this piece of glass in between us now, in a car in a vehicle, before you were able to get in people's faces and it was really an in your face kind of haunted house. we've all had to change in this covid time. we want everybody to be safe >> we had to pivot, redesign and we had a couple weeks to put it in our head to make it drive -through successful. something on every corner for you to see. that's what it's all about, right, screams and laughs. >> yup, about like that.
>> pirates of emerson started on emerson street in the city of fremont. we started in my parent's backyard. after our seventh year we had 3,000 people through in two nights and the city shut us down. said you can't do it anymore. we either had to quit doing it or go commercial. so we got ourselves a tent and we moved out and the rest is history. here we are 29 years later, taking up the pirates of emerson haunted drive-through. you're driving through the houses, driving through the pirate ships and you're driving through the hillbillies house. >> with the whole pandemic going on and stuff, it's a good gig. >> i'm used to the walk through ones and halloween is my favorite time of year. keep the tradition alive. why not try a drive-through one. >> we have over 45 people on staff this year. every one of them is enthusiastic about being here. they were all afraid, maybe halloween would be cancelled this year and we didn't let that happen and we're not going to let that happen to the bay area. so you guys make sure you come on out. see what we're all about. >> tunnels are really scary. they follow your car, they jump out, it's fun. >> drive through and enjoy it.
>> i knew it would work. in my head and my heart i knew it would work. just watching these cars drive through, one after another and watching them enjoy it themselves, it's a good feeling. really happy and we're very proud of the event that we put together this year. >> if you plan ongoing tickets need to be purchased online in advance. the entrance fee is $95 per vehicle. load everyone up inside there. you can watch more stories like this one on the new localish network. it's available on these channels you see on your screen. 7.2 if you have an antenna, also find them on all of localish
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though. that means tuesday night's jackpot goes up to $86 million. if you did hit five, remember who told you the numbers. happening today in san francisco, the first night of pier 70's dinner and a drive-in movie series. tonight's film is "blade runner, tickets $65 per car. the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. each ticket comes with two meals. the menu includes authentic mexico city street tacos and more. it promotes equity in business ownership and local film houses. there are two showings the next two saturdays as well, one of those falls on halloween. bay area chef and supermom is teaming up with disney for the return of frozen fan fest. curry will host a virtual play date tomorrow to celebrate one year since the release of frozen 2. it will be full of fun and educational activities for fans of olaf, elsa and the entire gang. that includes a sing along, and
a tutorial on drawing olaf from one of disney's own artists. participants will get an exclusive look at the trailer for once upon a snowman. disney, of course, the parent company of abc 7. something fun to do with the kids there. now we want to get a final check of the bay area forecast now with lisa. hey, lisa. >> hey there, julian, yes, and you know it should be a nice day out there. but still, a little too warm for what we're used to. but not as hot as it has been. 94 in concord today. 93 in isvallejo 82 downtown. ten degrees of cooling in san francisco, upper 70s in half moon bay. you've been in the low 90s. that's an improvement. the accuweather seven-day forecast still offshore winds in the upper elevations but those should ease and then looking at cooler weather through monday, slight i warmer midweek. >> all right, thank you, lisa. thanks so much for joining us for abc 7 mornings on this saturday, i'm julian glover,
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