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moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. we apologize for the core level of service. we had this morning, although it was an equipment problem. we understand that it inconvenienced many thousands of people in the bay area and did not live up to the standards to which we hold ourselves. tonight bart is as you heard apologizing for major delays that have plagued the system all day long leaving writers stranded in the transbay tube for two hours this morning. and while those people have been rescued issues are still affecting the transit system tonight. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley and i'm on a dates now 10 hours after an electrical problem left passengers stuck in the tube barta still urging riders to find alternate modes of transportation. we know that we haven't provided good service this morning and we
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are hoping to diagnose a problem and get things resolved for tomorrow, but for tonight people should respect that we would have a single tracking on one of the two tracks. art suggests riders look into ac transit transbay bus service or ferries to get across the bay this evening and as we wait to find out more about the electrical problem that triggered all the delays in the mess. we are hearing from people who were stuck on that stranded train abc 7 news reporter. ryan curry has the story. a crowded west oakland station friday full of people confused about what is happening with bart on friday morning a train lost power in the transbay tube video from a passenger shows the entire train in pitch black darkness. it was very horrifying and horrible experience for everyone mossiolini was on the train. he says he was there for what like multiple hours initially. they told us there's a technical problem, but we take for more than two hours with no power on it and the old people were screaming because of the oxygen deficiency part says passengers
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were taken to west oakland station, and they were able to de-board there. they moved to single track service through the tube after but alini says many on the train we're starting to panic i was scared like it was my first time experience. there's horrifying like things, you know underwater with no oxygen with no plan and no update even the board operator said hey, i don't have anything else to to say to guys even with single track. restored here at west oakland station. this has been the theme pretty much the entire day a large crowd of people unsure about what the schedule actually is. no idea when i can get to work no idea how i can get paid. i live paycheck to paycheck. so that's rough. evan perez was one of the many people at west oakland station upset about how to get into the city. it's like my app never matches what it is up on here and like i
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just have i called out. i just called to call my boss right now. so, you know, it's frustrating according to bart a failsafe system shut down a substation. this comes after barden amtrak unveiled a plan to hopefully build a new trans bay tube in the future. press says that can't come soon enough given how the current trans baitube was built in the 1960s. i'm sure a lot of us have to go to work and we pay so much money to use bar and there's constantly problems and delays and things like that. so it's just frustrating in oakland ryan abc 7 news. we're following breaking news out of oakland where police are investigating a deadly shooting one person has died in two
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others were injured including a brinks worker and an innocent bystand. i'd be limiting the number of car traffic cars allowed in the area in an effort to increase safety and security for people in that area for visitors as well businesses. everybody. this comes in the wake of five deadly shootings in the city just this week including a shooting at 14th and broadway near city hall on tuesday. there's outrage by some tonight after two former alameda county sheriff's deputies accused of beating a suspect on the run struck plea deals with the san francisco da's office surveillance video captured the incident in a mission district alley in november 2015 abc 7 news i-team reporter melanie woodrow has covered the story since then and has the latest. this surveillance video captured now former alameda county sheriff's deputies luis santa maria and paul weaver striking stanislon petrov more than 40 times the deputies pursued petrov a suspected car thief from the east bay attorney. mike raines represents santa maria commands alternated between get on the ground and
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show us your hands. i admit the video. it doesn't it never does petrov had head wounds and fractures in both hands, which he described to me in 2016 and the mechanic by trade. so now i can't use my hands. i can't even text the alameda county sheriff's office fired both deputies for seven years. the case has moved through the criminal justice system at the end of last year. both deputies accepted plea deals according to the san francisco district attorney's office, which says that deputy santa maria's deal includes diversion to a mental health treatment program and a probable misdemeanor conviction that could be expunged if he successfully completes his program deputy weber pleaded guilty last december. to one felony count of assault by a public officer according to the sfda's office if we were avoids getting arrested again that felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor and could also potentially be expunged. i was lord when i found out that they had received one was ultimately going to get a misdemeanor and the other mental health diversion and a dismissal. i just really didn't understand
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how something like that was appropriate district. attorney brooke. jenkins was appointed by mayor london breed after the recall of former district attorney chase a boudin doesn't just come down to their future employment. it comes down to what's there an appropriate consequence for their actions? and in my view there's been no consequence at all. whatsoever michael, her dad was tetram civil attorney alameda county agreed to pay petroff a 5.5 million dollar civil settlement over the beating. i can't believe it. you know, this was a slam dunk. and any serious district attorney should have gotten a major felony conviction against both officers. these people should never be law enforcement officers again, they should be in prison. frankly abc 7 news was not able to reach former district attorney boudin. we have not yet heard back from deputy weaver's attorney for the it melanie woodruff abc 7 news. another resident who has served cleaning liquid instead of juice at a san mateo senior living facility has died and now his
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family is suing abc 7 news reporter. dustin dorsey has the latest details on this ongoing investigation. adria park of san mateo is facing at least three lawsuits involving elder abuse and negligence two different 93 year old residents have died after ingesting dishwashing liquid that was served to them instead of juice, san mateo county supervisor. david cannabis says his former employer atria must be held responsible tragic horrific. i used to work at an atria. not atria in san mateo, but i worked in atria in san mateo county about 15 years ago and to see what is happened. it's disappointing in august san mateo police say three residents were poisoned after ingesting the cleaner trudy maxwell died within days. another resident was hospitalized and peter schroeder died on september 7th. his family's lawsuit filed last week claims that disruption and the dining room led to a picture
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of cleaning liquid being left on the counter. it was eventually mistaken as cranberry juice and serve to residence the mayo county district attorney's office is now reviewing the completed investigation by san mateo police, but they are still waiting on the autopsy reports. meanwhile da stephen wagstaff tells me his office will also be looking into atria as a whole following these lawsuits in a separate one. also claiming injuries were caused by negligence due to short staffing my consumer fraud unit. as is also monitoring this and that looks more than just the two people who died but what other things have they had reported there what other incidents have they been conducting themselves inappropriate business like fashion the latest records from the california department of social services confirm. atria park has been investigated at least nine times by state officials since 2017. we reached out to atria park who told us they are working with authorities in the safety and well-being of residents remains a top priority in san mateo, dustin dorsey abc 7 news
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berkeley police are appealing for help to identify the person they believe trying to kidnap two children in the past few weeks the most recent incident which tuesday when someone tried to lure a 12 year old boy into a vehicle happened at sacramento and addison streets around 5:30 pm police say the boy was riding a scooter on the sidewalk when a car stopped in front of him a woman tried to convince him to get inside, but the boy managed to escape investigators believe the attempted kidnapping is related. to a similar incident on august 29th involving a 13 year old girl hundreds of students voiced their concerns about climate and coal during a protest in oakland today organized by youth versus apocalypse the rally in march was part of a climate protests taking place around the world much of today's protest a targeted the development of a cold terminal in west oakland organizers worry the coal would negatively affect those living with asthma and other health issues.
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oakland's city council banned the storage and handling of coal at any bulk at any boat materials facility in 2016. the developers sued and the band was overturned by a federal judge that was in 2018 developers further argued the city's effort to stop. the deal is denying oakland residents good-paying jobs still ahead a first of its kind in the nation the initial report from the california reparations task force. now, the public is getting the opportunity to hear it and weigh in abc 7 news at 5. we' stocks plunged today sinkingo
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their lowest level since 2020 the dow flirted with bare territory after falling more than 800 points but ended the day down 486 points the nasdaq lost 198 and the s&p 500 was lower by 64 closing at its lowest level this year california's task force. be reparations for black people is a preparing to debate a crucial question this weekend. what will payment look like that's the focus of two days of hearings taking place in los angeles and reporter leo stallworth from our sister station. there is covering the story. the california reparations task force holding two days of hearings here at the california science center to talk about its initial report. it's the first of its kind in the nation report put your hand in your descent of us slavery.
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if you want to send a us labor put your hand up. keep your hand up and say reparations. operations of us slavery the people behind me that built this country. that's who reparations is full. we're looking at not only the what caused slavery but more important the impact slavery has had on african americans. so the first report went out in june. the state is simple them in reginald jones sawyer is a member of the california reparations task force. he says the two days of hearings allows the public to weigh in on the different aspects of reparations. the initial report was stated why we needed reparations. the next phase is what is reparations. is it closing the wealth gap education gap criminal justice system just about 13 different topics for he's the only state that is holding reparations task force meetings is to get information. out to the community and here there and put a wine represent
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reparations are important here. you tell me we got right here still a student. well, i grow jones attending the hearings this time for our government to do what's right, and the dude was ethical and to be morally responsible. this hearing is very important because it's keeping the issue of reparations alive ultimately on june 30th 2023 on time. we're going to have a final report with all the recommendations for reparations. i've been told that on the federal level and each state they're waiting for us to produce our report to this could be the blueprint for what other states will do. that's why this is so significant leo stormworth abc 7 news. celebrations are taking place around the state today in honor of native american day governor newsom issued a proclamation today officially making this day september 23rd as native american day in california legislation passed last year officially made this a paid holiday for state and local court employees replacing
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columbus day the largest native american day celebration takes place at the state capitol where it's been commemorated for the last 55 years. good gourd a popular pumpkin patch and corn maze making its come back in the north bay this weekend after being completely flooded in 2021. we're going to take you there next. prop 27 sends 90% of profits from online sports betting to out-of-state corporations in places like new york and boston. no wonder it's so popular... out there. yeah! i can't believe those idiots are going to fall for this. 90%! hey mark, did you know california is sending us all their money? suckers. -those idiots! [ laughter ] imagine that, a whole state made up of suckers. vote no on 27. it's a terrible deal for california.
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kevin: i've fought wildfires for twenty years. here's the reality we face every day. this is a crisis. we need more firefighters, more equipment, better forest management to prevent wildfires and reduce toxic smoke. and we need to reduce the tailpipe emissions that are driving changes to our climate. that's why cal fire firefighters, the american lung association, and the california democratic party support prop 30. prevent fires. cut emissions. and cleaner air. yes on 30. bay a popular pumpkin patch and corn maze is reopening for the season. yeah, this comes one year after
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heavy rains and flooding forced it to close long before halloween abc 7 news reporter cornell. bernard has the story from petaluma. oh. this one ball pumpkin season is here and one of the most popular patches in the north bay is back. it's enough to make you stay. oh my gourd we were the first people to come in of the year. what do you think of this place? oh, we love it. we come here every year but last year wasn't the best season for the petaluma pumpkin patch and corn maze owner and farmer. jim groverman says the proof is written on the wall of his utility --. this is the high water market here. over 24th the day at atmospheric river dumped record amounts of rain across the bay area leaving jim's 15 acre property looking more like a lake the only way to get around was by kayak. well, i learned pumpkins do float pretty well. everything was underwater. we're about to two to two and a half feet underwater right here where we're standing now. jim had to close operations down
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early during his busiest time the week before halloween. that's the way farming is, you d years some years you have bad years entrance is here. please read the sign so far 2022 is looking up fourcre corn ma. the corn rainfall from last year likely made this coordinates even better and by better i and thicker and yeah yeah a little more confusing. finding your way out is no joke. it was really rough, but we ended up just coming back to the entrance because we couldn't find where anything was you're just going in a bunch of circles. the maze and pumpkin patch celebrating its 30th year. we're just here because we to stop having some family time as well. for jim groverman. it's a family business making memories for new generations of visitors rain or shine.
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so i'm at the point right now where people are coming back and they're saying my parents brought me as a kid and now here's my kids. so that's pretty rewarding. in petaluma cornell bernard abc 7 news glad they're even i i love pumpkin patches. yeah, that's fine. so fine. all right. let's check on the weekend weather. yes, san diego's here. it's our first week in the fall, right? yes, and it is going to be absolutely warm outside even hot in some areasama, indiana. i want to show you the temperatures right now. we are feeling the warmth the fall warmth. that is low 90s inland 70s 80s around the bay in the city 66 and half moon bay. san francisco made it into the low 80s today. we had low 90s for highs so far inland, so definitely a warmer day by 10 degrees compared to 24 hours ago in santa rosa six degrees warmer in oakland to up nine in concord up seven in san jose beautiful views from our tower cameras right now a lot of sun a nice breeze along the
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embarkadero and you can pretty much expect to that for the weekend. all right our sunset tracker 704 tonight. look at october 23rd. the sun will be going down at 6:21 and no number 23rd. it's 4:53 in the evening. so you know what? that means gets darker earlier and earlier, but you do have plenty of sun to enjoy this weekend as high pressure shifts westward. it is bringing the heat to now already. we started to see the warming in case you're getting out of town the hawaiian airlines forecast tomorrow for our local airports low 80s to low 90s sunny and warmer a light breeze. we're basically looking at honolulu with isolated showers and chicago isolated showers. otherwise, mostly sunny 80s 70s, new york city 68 sunshine los angeles a warm 89 with blue skies and seeing the blue skies from our emeryville camera right now a little bit of a shaky camera as the breeze is coming up warming trend continues this weekend temperatures soaring well above average for fall. we're not expecting records, but it is going to be warmer than average cooler weather expected the middle of next week tonight six o'clock in case you're
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stepping out for dinner. it's still going to be nice 60s to 80s as we head into tomorrow morning. you're walking the dog. this is going to be the best time to do it the coolest point. before it starts to warm up by lunch. it's already in the 80s inland and 90s showing up by the early afternoon. lee's away from the coastline. your morning temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s some patchy fog right along the coast tomorrow afternoon 93 in gilroy 90 in san jose pretty warm by fall standards on the peninsula 90 in redwood city pacifica fog fest happening. it's going to be nice. no fog for the afternoon 76 degrees 80 in downtown san francisco for the folsom street fair warm in the north bay 92 in napa, san rafael 93 santa rosa east bay 85 oakland 88 castro valley head inland. it's going to be hot 94 in livermore 95 in concord the accuweather seven day forecast. we have the autumn heat coming your way for the weekend mid-90s inland low to mid 70s coast side and then above average temperatures as we start off a new work week cooling off by the middle of the week into the 60s
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to 80s, which is are to where they should be for this time of year, but dan and alma. it's gonna be a good weekend to be outside. awesome. yes. thanks. new salonpas lidocaine flex. a super thin, flexible patch with maximum otc strength lidocaine that contours to the body to relieve pain right where it hurts. and did we mention, it really, really sticks? salonpas, it's good medicine. ♪ hisamitsu ♪
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salonpas, it's good medicine. our live newscast breaking news weather and more with our new abc 7 bay area streaming tv app on apple tv google tv fire tv and roku just search abc 7 bay area and download it one of the most beloved golden state warriors is coming back for one more season today andre iguodala announced that he will play this upcoming season with the warriors his 19th in the nba and 8th with golden state iguodala joked about the decision today on his point forward podcast saying he was going to retire
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but teammates steph curry clay thompson and draymond green talked him into coming back for one last season. that's good. peer pressure. yes. all right, finally. tonight 16 couples tied the night at the summit of mount diablo today. yeah. it's part of a destination wedding program held by california state parks and contra costa clerk recorder's office special ceremonies are held four times a year at different locations throughout contra costa county, including john muirhouse the the california theater and mount diablo. it is stunning up here. the views are phenomenal and you can see for miles and miles and miles and so it's an amazing place for couples to be able to come and be able to have a special event for them. and people are able to invite up to 30 guests destination wedding events our first come first serve and they book quickly because look at that how spectacular stunning congratulations. that's awesome. all right world news tonight with david muir's next. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley and i'm a dates
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for sandia patel all of us. thank you for joining us tonight. our next newscast is at six o'clock connect 24/7 at abc 7 o'clock connect 24/7 at abc 7 ♪ (don't stop me now) ♪ ♪♪ ♪ (don't stop me) ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm having a good time ♪ ♪ having a good time ♪ ♪ i'm a shooting star leaping through the sky like a tiger ♪ ♪ defying the laws of gravity ♪ ♪ (don't stop me now) ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm having a good time ♪ ♪ i don't wanna stop at all, yeah ♪ ♪ ah, da, da, da, da da, da, ah, ah ♪ kevin: i've fought wildfires for twenty years. here's the reality we face every day. ♪ i don't wanna stop at all, yeah ♪ this is a crisis. we need more firefighters, more equipment, better forest management to prevent wildfires and reduce the tailpipe emissions that are driving changes to our climate. that's why cal fire firefighters, the american lung association, and the california democratic party support prop 30.
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prevent fires. cut emissions. and cleaner air. yes on 30.
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tonight, breaking news, hurricane fiona blasting bermuda. the strongest hurricane ever this far north in the atlantic and the new storm now set to become a major hurricane. the new tracks show it potentially headed straight for florida. a state of emergency there already. first, a hurricane slamming bermuda tonight. winds up to 125 miles per hour. 70% of the island without power. the storm will now slam canada next. and tonight we turn our attention to that new system growing in strength. many of the models show it could be a direct hit on florida. rob marciano in bermuda following all of the tracks tonight. the war in ukraine and tonight the alarming images coming in. russia holding referendums in parts of eastern ukraine. their own votes. pro-russian soldiers now armed


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