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statement, saying the mayor will be a thoughtful leader who will insure our government works just as hard as the families we serve. abc7news reporter zachary fontes has been tracking this race. >> it has been a tense battle since the summer. >> while it was a hard-fought and contentious race, the reality is we have to work together. >> each got big name supporters. for chavez, that included the city council. the muslim margin of votes separated the two, chavez called him wednesday to concede. >> she was very gracious and i thanked her for her years of service. >> at think voters make choices
based upon what is best for them and their families. chavez says she has concerns over what she says is mischaracterization of her record. >> i think it is really important that in elections that we are fair and. >> both of us in the runoff were on the receiving end of a lot of unfair attacks and mail from outside interest groups. if it was up to me, those interest groups would not be able to spend that kind of money. >> for now, chavez has two years and collaboration will be inevitable. >> my job is to do what is right
for the community and that will continue to make me support those who are in elected office. >> asked for another try for the mayor's office go? >> i would not ruling out. there are many people i would talk to. my family and the community as well. ama: most of the three dozen ballots found dumped along highway 17 will be counted. that is a decision from the registrar of voters. 36 ballots were recovered. 31 of them will become two. the rest had their the lips torn open. there are several investigations underway. the ballots were found alongside other male. dan: for the first time, woman will become mayor of los angeles. karen bass was elected. she has an instrumental bull
lead over developer rick caruso. she will be sworn in on december 12. republicans are projected to take control of the u.s. house of representatives. president biden sent a statement saying this is -- he is ready to work with house republicans to deliver results for working families. democrats meeting control of the senate. ama: in the oakland mayoral race, the lead has shrunk to about preteen hundred votes. -- 1300 votes. reporter: pamela price has widened her lead over terry wiley. about 6200 votes separate the two. regardless of the outcome, the winner will make history as the first black da. ama: you can check results as they come in on abc7news.com.
police are trying to determine the cause of a crash that injured three people in the parking lot of a target store. it happened in san mateo. three cars were involved. all three victims had to be taken to the hospital. in san francisco, one mooney light rail train struck another. five people were taken to the hospital. the injuries were minor. two other people were hurt. over scarce scenario for firefighters in concorde. a punctured gas main led to this fire right near a major hospital. a construction crew hit a gas line this morning on great street. the outpatient urgent care facility had to use generators for hours boom -- hours.
they were able to put out the flame shortly afternoon. no injuries were reported. dan: 25 recruits with the los angeles sheriff's department were hit in a car crash. reporter: chaos and. dozens and recruits from the l.a. county sheriffs training academy stands stunned. emergency workers scrambling to save other recruits struck biden out of control suv. the dispatch calls capturing the panic at the scene. >> how many are injured? >> it looked like an airplane wreck or there were so many bodies scattered. it was pretty traumatic. reporter: the shareholding the news conference after the wreck,
laying out what happened. 75 recruits were jogging on mills avenue when this hyundai suv veered into the wrong lane and slammed headfirst into them. >> the deputies could see the vehicle coming and they were able to get out of the way, but the people behind could not see and those are the ones who were not able to get out of the way. reporter: the collision happened yards away from a fire station so first responders were quick to the scene. witnesses jumping in to help. >> everybody was in a panic. there were cables on fire and the car was smoking. it was a graphic scene. >> there were so many people running around. reporter: the cause is still under investigation. the driver described as a 22-year-old man seen here going through a field sobriety check. the sheriff saying there was no
sign of alcohol. ama: for her therapist ceo elizabeth holmes is going to be sentenced at the end of the week. the question now is how much time could she serve in prison? reporter: for those of us who have been following this trial, friday will mark the end of what has been a years long drama. she faces up to 20 years in prison but she is asking for leniency. she argues she has already paid a price for her crimes. nearly one year after a jury found her guilty on four counts of fraud, elizabeth holmes will officially get her sentencing on friday. federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence hurt to 15 years in prison. they argue she deserves the
sentence for dubin investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. she is asking the judge for leniency. she is requesting 18 months or less in prison or house arrest. >> at think this judge has to giver some period of concussed duration. i think the court be looking at somewhere on the low end of two or three years. on the high-end, somewhere between seven or eight years. i had of the sentencing, her lawyers gave the judge 130 letters, including one from senator booker in support of her. another letter from a friend confirmed she is pregnant again. given the public interest in the
case, her attorneys are arguing she has already paid a price for her crimes. >> if the court views that as punishment enough, then we are in turn the world of real privilege that if you are a public person, you can say i do not need to go to prison because i have been publicly humiliated. i do not think the court can afford to do that. reporter: the government also submitted victim impact statements against her. that includes one from her own aunt, who says she invested and does believe her niece should serve time. ama: she is pregnant now.
how important is this to the judge? >> her relationship with the former coo of theranos could have an impact. she had alleged there was some emotional abuse that influenced her actions at the time. dan: elon musk has given twitter employees until tomorrow afternoon to decide if they want to stay with the company. he sent out an email saying workers will need to be extremely hard court otherwise they can leave and will receive three months severance. this comes as musk revealed that he is planning on finding a new ceo for twitter. he was sued by a tesla shareholder overcompensation package. our sister station reports musk
equipped about whether the trial was about tesla or twitter. the civil tribal -- trial is set to wrap up on friday. ama: coming up next, school bus safety and the close call that has prompted a reminder of the rules. >> the warmth we had today about to fade. i will show you what is showing up. up. your heart is the beat of life. if you have heart failure, entrust your heart to entresto, a medicine specifically made for heart failure. entresto is the #1 heart failure brand prescribed by cardiologists. it was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. heart failure can change the structure of your heart,
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she was hit by a car while walking her dog. the alameda city council approved the renaming as an effort to honor her years of public service at the request of her family. >> renaming constitution way might serve as a safety reminder as people are coming out and in vail amido. -- alameda. dan: her son and daughter were given a commemorative sign in recognition of her mother's years of leadership. school officials are furious after a reckless driver hit a school bus and drove away from the scene. there were 30 students getting
on the bus. thankfully, none of the children were crossing the street. reporter: some 30 students in san francisco were getting on the school bus. >> the stop arm was out on the bus, the lights were flashing, which means you must stop and not move. somebody blew the stop sign and hit the stop arm and the side of the bus. reporter: fortunately, none of the kids were crossing the street at that moment. this driver rolled through the stop sign at the end of the street. here is another. >> and here we have a car with the stop arm passing us, which
is illegal. >> passing a school bus can result in citation back a result in up to $1000. it could also result in the death or injury of a child. >> we did see a vehicle pull up at them lowering goal, stop when it hit the sign and then act away and leave the scene. reporter: the driver of the school bus was able to report the license plates, but nobody has been detained. the agency working to improve the city safety record. they are making changes to the speed limit on 35 streets. they will go from 25 to 20 miles per hour. >> we just need people to obey and help us by stopping.
ama: jay leno is undergoing aggressive therapy for burns he suffers saturday. his doctors say he will undergo a second procedure in which damage tissue will be removed and grafted with the biological skin substitute. his injuries are a mixture of second degree and third degree burns. he is undergoing oxygen therapy to minimize the progression of the burns. >> i do feel like he will be back to work at some point soon. and back to the things he loves to do. ama: jay leno, debt car collector, was burned via gasoline fire. dan: onto the weather. ama: gorgeous outside. >> absolutely beautiful today. take a look at these
temperatures. it got up to 70 in oakland, 73 cloverdale, upper 60's in san francisco, redwood city, even half moon bay made it to 67. it was a mix of sunshine and high clouds and the offshore winds that were responsible today for bringing us the warmth are easing. high-pressure overhead, downslope and wind that has been responsible for the fire danger down south. strong, gusty winds and low relative humidity that is keeping that fire danger elevated. we fortunately have gotten enough rain. that is a good thing for us here in the bay area. winds 20 miles per hour on mount diablo. everybody else light.
it is 29° in napa, 20° point in livermore. tomorrow, a return of the fog. 56 in the city right now. 51° in palo alto. low 60's around san jose. abc7news occlusive -- exclusive open-air camera as we look back toward san francisco. low 50's from santa rosa, 46 fairfield, 55 livermore. morning high clouds and fog, cooler tomorrow afternoon. gusty winds return friday through early saturday. a rain chance early next week. it is going to be good to moderate air quality tomorrow and good for all areas friday
through sunday for her outdoor plans. fog back tomorrow. you will notice temperatures dropping and humidity going up. your numbers tomorrow morning in the mid 30's to upper 40's. the visibility will be poor in some areas, especially near the coast with the fog. upper 50's to mid 60's. seven-day forecast. from the morning fog to a cool down tomorrow. winds pick up. the strongest in the hills. cooler as we head into the weekend. next week, computer models all over the board. one is keeping us wet with a chance of rain tuesday. the other shifted the rain into northern california. it is looking dry and wednesday,
-- on wednesday, which is a big travel day. ama: nasa's artemis one rocket launched today after many delays. it took off this morning from cape canaveral, florida. that is nasa's first mission to the moon since the apollo mission in the early 1970's. it is unmanned. the launch was postponed multiple times. dan: coming up next, a program launched by san francisco. launched by san francisco. but it takes to get in a recent clinical study, patients using salonpas patch reported reductions in pain severity, using less or a lot less oral pain medicines. and improved quality of life. that's why we recommend salonpas. it's good medicine.
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new day for people to get food. san francisco just launched a guaranteed income program specifically for the transgender community. the program will provide recipients with $1200 per month for up to 18 months. 55 people will be chosen. the program has specific criteria. they must identify strengths under -- as transgender. the deadline to apply is mid december. payments begin in mid-january. this is transgender awareness week. if you or somebody you know is looking for an ally, go to ab seven. dan: a report today from the california legislative office predicts california will face a $25 billion deficit next year
after record surplus reported six months ago. inflation and the threat of a recession are to blame. chris haney said they might not be as bad as it sounds. >> they are probably at the higher end of the forecast. they may be likely we have less deficit than that. dan: the deficit will likely lead to's painful -- too painful spending decisions. ama: they say no good deed goes unpunished. meet a woman who stood up for someone else and suffered a lifelong injury as a result. >> how bank of
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standing up for the right thing and suffering consequences. she lost her right eye. ama: our reporter has the story. reporter: this is 19-year-old bianca. after emergency surgery to try to save her eye. this video shows are being attacked last weekend where she works in any act. she is the assistant manager and noticed a man holding the special needs teenager. she says her manager told him to tell him to leave. >> it is not right what you are doing. reporter: she says the man came after her. the second punch he threw hit her in the eye.
>> they kept asking if he was wearing any rings. reporter: that emergency surgery was unsuccessful in saving her right eye. >> it would be best to get a prosthetic eye. reporter: when my sister made the call and told me she is going to lose her eye, and she is going into surgery, that scared me. but the family is staying strong and hopes the police will catch the person. bianca says she was standing up for a friend. >> things may happen. at least i feel good that he was not harmed. i think it would have been a lot harder on him. reporter: there is also surveillance video showing the man entering and leaving the
restaurant, but police have not said if they have been able to find him. dan: just awful. there have been no arrests in the case so far. bianca's family has started a gofundme to support her. if you would like to donate, you could find a link on abc soon -- abc7news.com. ama: autopsies were performed today on the four idaho students killed over the weekend. two other roommates were at home during the attack. they were not hurt. a sorority sister of one of the victim says she was with the group hours before their deaths. >> everybody was just socializing with each other. kaylee seemed like her usual bubbly self. nothing suspicious. ama: dan: please call it an
isolated and targeted attack. university officials say a vigil will be held after the thanksgiving break. dan: are you v.a. student accused of killing students appeared in court today. christopher will down and out joni ernst did not enter a plea. he will remain in jail without bail. classes resumed today at uva. it happened on the bus. many students were returning from a class field trip. the uva football coach spoke publicly about the shooting for the first time today. >> three beautiful young human beings who had a great future ahead of them. dan: a motive for the shooting has not been released, but they say she targeted specific victims. ama: scams are on the rise.
a monterey viewer realized the p&g bill collector was really a scammer. dan: she decided she was going to catch a crook. michael finney explains what happened. reporter: it was a desperate attempt to stop a scammer. she ran into the bank. bakers heard the scam as it was happening, but was that enough for him to be caught? no. kim was excited and determined to catch a crook. >> i know i was going to get my money back. reporter: it began when she was driving home. her cell phone rang. a man said her bill was passed to and her electricity was about to be shut off.
he said are you familiar with cell quick pay? the man persuaded her to pay her bill on her phone. >> as soon site pressed send, i knew exactly what happened. reporter: she suddenly realized it was a dollar amount. and she had just sent to $1000 to a scammer. >> i stalled him and i was trying to think really fast. reporter: she drove to bank of america and put him on speakerphone. >> i said scam. reporter: the banker listened as the scammer tried to get more
money. >> one of the assistance grabbed the phone. reporter: the bank managers called the fraud department. she says we will help you. but even the bank managers were put on hold for two hours. >> the lady helping me try to talk to her coworkers. reporter: they never got through. her money was gone. she filed a claim, confident she had proven her case. but she did not. bank of america denied her claim, saying she had authorized a transfer even if she did try to stop it. >> the lady said i gave them the money. reporter: bank of america tells us it is unfortunate when people fall for scams. there is no guarantee we will get the money back since the
customer has authorized the payment. the bank did not say why its own managers could not reach their own fraud department. kim says they tracked her money to an online account that was shut down right after the scam. the branch manager tells us she gets scam reports every day. she would not comment on how kim tried to catch the crook that day. most banks say if you approve the money going out, they are not going to give you your money back. there is a move in congress to try to end this. ama: making a movie in oakland is making some problems for the neighborhood.
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cars from the era line telegraph avenue where there filming this week. the all-star cast includes ben mendelson. the daughter tom hanks poppy hanks. the entertainment news site deadline describes the movie as comprised of four interconnected stories featuring distinct characters. movie crews are often tightlipped about details, but since the director tells us they are losing -- using local workers. but not everybody is happy. >> at first i was very excited. reporter: tina johnson owns mama tease restaurant.
despite the sign saying businesses are open, johnson says there has been limited foot traffic. >> people who work in the area only get 30 minutes for lunch so when they see all of this, they wonder if i am even open. so yes, i am losing business. reporter: she says she wishes the city did more to better explain the process to small businesses. >> there is a lot of crime down here. reporter: the movie wraps up filming at this location on wednesday. they will be filming through january. ama: this afternoon, the city of oakland responded, saying the film manager has been in robust
communication with the businesses. dan: from a movie made in oakland to a tv show, abbott elementary. elementary. ama: see how your heart is the beat of life. if you have heart failure, entrust your heart to entresto. entresto helps improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium. ask your doctor about entresto.
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of giving back by supporting 10 inspiring teachers. one of them is right here. our reporter spoke with this deserving teacher. >> it feels very true to life. this is the job we are doing in these conditions and this is how we make it work. >> we do this because we are supposed to. if the store is 10 potatoes. reporter: it may be a fictional public school, but the issues discussed in abbott elementary are resonated with teachers,
among them jennifer of an elementary school in san francisco. >> i do not think you will find a teacher who thinks they have all the resources they need for their classroom. reporter: she has relied by donations made by corporations and people like you through the website donors choose. >> i've received funding for about 200 projects. reporter: abc will fund 10 classroom projects. she is one of the recipients who will receive $1000. she will use the money to buy more books to take her class on a field trip to white farm. >> made the good lord bless you. reporter: if the series is a favorite among educators, let us turn the tables around and quiz
her. in what city is at elementary located? >> philadelphia. reporter: you are correct. the creator of the show also acts in the show. what is the character's name and what grade does she teach? >> she teaches second grade and her name is janelle. reporter: you are close. it is janine. what is the schools main challenge? >> i would say funding is their number one challenge. reporter: ms. show mentee is that character she with the mouse. >> i also have a big italian family.
dan: you can watch epic elementary tonight at 9:00 p.m. right here in abc 7. ama: we want to take a moment to thank our viewers. in the minutes since we shared the story of a teenager who lost an eye, her gofundme account has groaned -- grown to more than $5,000. if you would like to donate, you can find a link within the story at our website at abc7news.com. dan: let's turn our attention to the weather forecast. >> it is a changing pattern for tomorrow. we are seeing more high clouds now. fog will be back in the picture.
upper 50's to mid 60's. a mix of sun and clouds. next week is a big trouble week. tuesday, we may see some showers if this model is right. november has been good to us. most areas other than that but getting their average rain or higher. here is a look at the seven-day forecast. it features cooler weather for a day. we can just drop off and then a chance for a few showers on tuesday, but not a done deal. stay tuned. dan: and to sports. >> the warriors are playing the sons tonight in phoenix.
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♪♪ this is not going for ever. this could be the last year. we are in the final stages. we want to make the most of it. but right now, the warriors are not thinking about more titles. they are still looking for their first road win of the year. when these teams met three weeks ago, things got a little heated. klay thompson receiving his first career ejection.
>> we need wins. for that reason, we are excited about this game. i feel like it has been a lot of talk about summer rivalry. -- some rivalry. it is a regular season game. we need to win. >> speaking of wins, the sharks around the whizzing -- the sharks are on a women streak. -- winning streak. >> we just want to win the game against them. that is all we really care about. >> i think it is more about now.
the direction we have been going, you can just feel it. there is a really good feel. we are not done yet. there is another level for us to get to. >> the 125th addition of the big game is a few weeks away. the winter gets the coveted x. the best way to make up for a rough year is to beat up on your arch rival. >> i want our players to learn about it. it is one of the special games in college football. what is more important for us today is that we practice well so that we can go play well. >> it is going to be a battle. our seniors, two years ago, they
were able to hold the acts. they know what it feels like. >> major league baseball announced the cy young winners. justin verlander won the american league. it is his third cy young the award. sandy alcantara received all 30 votes. she picks more endings than anybody else last season -- she pitched more endings than anybody else last season. if you can go the distance, you are a unicorn these days. ama: tonight, new episodes of the connors, the goldbergs, abbott elementary. then stay with us for abc7news at 11:00. thanks for joining us.
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