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counties, contra costa, marin, and san mateo counties have dropped from the red tier to the orange tier along with santa cruz. >> i'm excited about it. >> reporter: for gyms in redwood city, that means being able to increase their indoor capacity to 25%. >> as an owner, i think 25% is obviously better than zero. we started at 10%, which wasn't much, especially when the capacity is only about 40 or 50 people. 10% is only four people. >> reporter: joining gyms at 25% capacity are wineries, family entertainment, and card rooms. being in the orange tier means businesses like restaurants, movie theaters, uniforms and places of worship can operate at a maximum 50% capacity indoors or 200 people, whichever is fewer. >> my wife and i are erring on the said of safety. >> reporter: restaurant owners are glad to see more restaurants allowed to seat people inside, especially with colder temperatures on the way. but they won't be rushing to do it at their business just yet. vesta has been focused on takeout. >> we're just going to wait.
our restaurant is so small, it used to be filled in there, but it was cozy. so, you know, the tables were too close to try to go in there and space it out. outside here we have the tables, the chairs six to seven feet apart from each other. >> reporter: retail stores, indoor malls, libraries and offices can now open at full capacity. but with the holidays around the corner and people wanting to gather, san mateo county supervisor david can he pa wants everyone to not let up. >> we need are he main vigilant. we need to make sure that people wear their damn mask. we need to make sure that people are socially distant. >> reporter: in the next tier down from orange is yellow. at this point the only place in that category is san francisco. reporting live in redwood city, anoushah rasta, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, anoushah. high schools across alameda county got the green light to open their doors to students. it can begin november 9th.
the schools need to come up with a covid-19 health and safety plan. they don't have to open. the decision will be left up to each school and school district. schools must post thb reopening plans to their websites. hurricane zeta made landfall in louisiana. the category 2 hurricane brought heavy rain, strong wind, but that didn't stop some people from heading outside. look at this guy. you can see this man getting blown away by the wind somehow. local news reporter needed to hang on to a tree. we're going to show you that because the wind and the rain so strong. there you see the reporter. here's a live look at new orleans right now. meteorologists say the force of the storm could topple trees, damage buildings in parts of louisiana and alabama. the mississippi coast could also be swamped by a ten-foot storm surge. in the final stretch, we are now just six days away from election day. tonight both presidential campaigns are in arizona, a state they believe is crucial to winning the election. nbc's alice barr is live in
washington, d.c. with the fight for every single vote across the country. alice. >> reporter: it is going to come down to every single one, and arizona is one of a handful of states that could tip the election. to give you an idea of just how close the race is there, president trump today rallied in a rural area. he's hoping that maybe boosting some of the turnout there could offset potential losses in the suburbs. ♪ battleground arizona in the spotlight today with president trump and joe biden's running mate, kamala harris, each making two appearances there today. president trump won the state in 2016. now polls show a tight race with a slight biden advantage, and the president is fighting for every vote. >> whatever you do, you have to go out and vote. who here is going to vote for sleepy joe biden? [ crowd booing ] >> reporter: senator harris meeting with business leaders before a drive-in rally in
tucson. >> we know that the real strength of any human being is not based on who you beat down. it is based on who you lift up. >> reporter: biden voting early back in delaware. he's off the trail but on message, getting a covid briefing from health experts before laying out his plans to get the pandemic under control. >> we'll let science drive our decisions. we will deal honestly with the american people, and we'll never, ever, ever quit. >> reporter: it comes as the white house science office is taking heat for a press release that listed ending the covid-19 pandemic as one of the president's top accomplishments despite record surges now sweeping the country. a white house spokesperson calling the statement poorly worded. >> we're certainly not getting ahead of it. we're still in the midst of the pandemic. we do say we're turning the corner. >> reporter: the grim reality of the virus contradicting the message the president wants to
send six days before voting ends. and tomorrow the focus shifts to the country's biggest battleground state, florida. president trump and joe biden both holding events there before the president carries on to an evening rally in north carolina. jess, back to you. >> thank you so much. well, voter enthusiasm and the coronavirus have created a game-changing event at the home of the oakland a's. alameda county is opening the coliseum to voters starting saturday. instead of 800 tiny polling places open only on election day, voters can cast their ballots over four days at a place that's b.a.r.t. adjacent and freeway close. >> but the fact that they are open all day saturday, all day sunday, all day monday, and then that whole long day on tuesday, on election day, makes it so much more convenient. >> now, there will be curbside drop boxes and in-person voting. mayor libby schaaf says who
better than the coliseum staff to move crowds of people and cars around efficiently and safely. we want to help you with your questions about the election. we have resources on everything from what's on your ballot to how to make sure your ballot stays secure and gets counted all on our website. just head to bay area.com/election guide. a rough day on wall street as surging coronavirus cases sent the u.s. markets plunging. [ kbbell ringing ] >> that hard hat might have been the perfect accessory for today's free fall. the dow fell 943 points. investors concerned the rising cases here in the u.s. as well as the surge in europe will impact our global economy, leading to a major sell-off today. a face to face meeting. that's what the family of oscar grant had with the los alamital district attorney today. a jury convicted an officer.
another former b.a.r.t. officer involved in that shooting needs to go before a judge as well. melissa colorado has more. >> we have been denied the justice that we deserve for 11 years now. >> reporter: we all know it was the bullet from a former b.a.r.t. police officer that killed oscar grant. mehserle who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter isn't the only one who deserves to spend time behind bars according to oscar grant's family. cephus johnson believes his 22-year-old nephew could have died the same way george floyd died, with an officer's need to his neck. >> very painful for us to see george floyd go through that same thing. >> reporter: the family points to the viral video of the shooting and this internal affairs investigation commissioned by b.a.r.t. that blasts former b.a.r.t. police officer anthony peroni for punching grant in the head and
using the "n" word. earlier this month, alameda county district attorney nancy o'malley announced she's handpicked a team of lawyers to reopen the case. >> we're cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: this afternoon, the family met face to face with district attorney nancy o'malley to discuss the future of the investigation. the family said they couldn't disclose much except that the death of george floyd was brought up. >> if it is done correctly and fairly, the officer will be charged. >> reporter: the question is what charge could peroni face? we asked bay area attorney and legal analyst dean johnson. >> based on the evidence that i've seen, i think that the statute of limitations has expired on most of the likely charges. >> reporter: i asked the family if district attorney nancy o'malley provided a timeframe as to when exactly this investigation will wrap up. the family says no time frame was given, but they did say that they stressed they want this investigation to be as transparent as possible. in oakland, melissa colorado,
nbc bay area news. >> thanks, melissa. back up and running. pg&e says nearly all customers now have their power back on. the utility shut off power to more than 300,000 customers starting on sunday because of strong gusty winds. an all-clear for the weather came yesterday. that gave pg&e the green light to go out and inspect the power lines. after that inspection, pg&e was able to restore service to everyone. well, something to celebrate tonight. a beloved neighborhood park -- look at this -- is back open for the first time since the north bay fires three years ago. what you're looking at now, which looks pretty incredible, is the new coffey neighborhood park in santa rosa. what a difference from what that park looked like right after the tubbs fire. remember this? i remember standing there and thinking -- and saying it, actually saying this is what hell looks like if it really is. nearly every single home around this park was destroyed.
the fire also claimed five lives in this neighborhood alone. but today it was really about celebrating how far the area has come. today's grand reopening not held in person because of covid concerns obviously, but the city of santa rosa did put this video together to mark the milestone, to share it with the people of coffey park and really the people of california. the new park's design is based on feedback from the neighborhood. the ideas came from students at schaffer charter school. coming up, she was known as the mother of chinese food in america. we're going to look back on the life of cecilia chiang and the impact she had on other famous chefs from the bay area. i'm raj mathai. this might be the most creative ballot drop-off in the country. it's happening tomorrow in oakland, and it involves horses. even if you don't have a horse, you're invited to be part of it. we'll show you next. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri.
beautiful weather today but what about the rainfall? i'll talk about the problem we're seeing with the rainfall pattern and the link to la nina. i'll see you back here in about eight minutes. when we're joined by our viewers in the west, we'll have the latest from battleground pennsylvania. we're in willings bury for the broadcast today talking to voters about why this state is so pivotal and why loyalties are being tested here like never before all when we see you tonight on next "nightly news."
a true giant of our culinary community has passed away. cecilia chiang, often referred to as the mother of chinese food in america died today at the age of 100. she revolutionized chinese cuisine in america, bringing items such as potstickers and hot and sour soup to the menu. her restaurant, the mandarin, was a mainstay in san francisco for decades, bringing the flavors of northern china to the bay area. we spoke with celebrity chef michael mena, who says her impact will live on for generations to come. >> she introduced, you know, san francisco and a lot of the united states to that level of chinese, you know, of that style of cooking that really, i think, opened everyone's eyes. like what julia childs did with french food. >> the mandarin moved from its original polk street location to ghirardelli square before it was sold in 1996. her son continued the family
tradition, creating the successful restaurant chain p.f. changs. we interviewed cecilia back in 2018. you can watch the full interview on our website. silicon valley in the hot seat as tech leaders took what sometimes was pointed questions from senators. the hearing pressured the ceo of google, mark zuckerberg of facebook, and jack dorsey of twitter to defend how they police their own content. republicans accusing them of deliberately suppressing conservative views, which the executives deny. zuckerberg pointed out that his platform alerted the fbi to the plot to kidnap michigan's governor. >> i think it was about six months ago when we started seeing some suspicious activity on our platform, and that's part of our routine in how we operate. >> the goal of our labeling is to provide more context, to connect the dots so that people can have more information so
they can make decisions for themselves. >> let me be clear. we approach our work without political bias, full stop. >> last week the justice department sued google in the government's biggest antitrust lawsuit since suing microsoft back in the '90s. one of the bay area's most visible political activities doesn't have a long history in politics. her background is riding horses and tomorrow that's her plan for getting people out to vote. let's bring in raj mathai with her story and her mission. raj. >> reporter: janelle, think back in the day. it wasn't that uncommon for people to ride in on horses like the pony express, but now you don't see that. people don't take a horse to drop off their ballot. but it's happening again in oakland as of tomorrow. it's called ride out and vote. that's the program. this is led by brianna noble. she's the one that got national attention a few months ago when she rode her horse into the black lives matter rally in oakland. she was even featured on a national verizon commercial.
well, noble and her horse named dapper are now inviting everyone to ride with them tomorrow afternoon. in fact, you don't have to have a horse. you can ride, walk, skateboard, whatever. she'll even drop your ballot off for you. they just released this video to help unite northern california equestrians of color and really to remind people to vote early. >> i just feel like getting out and vote is really important right now. so if i can use my horse to help inspire some people that weren't going to vote before to get out and vote, then that's what i want to do. every vote matters, so i want any and everyone that can to make sure they get out and just vote. >> brianna, as you look back at these last several months, you're not a political activist. you don't have a deep history in politics. now you're on the forefront or at least very visible. how does that make you feel? >> you know, it's an interesting thing because for me, what my
focus is, is the kids. i'm a big person with staying in your own lane and making sure you can just do the best that you can. but my lane is horses, and so there's certain things that i feel strongly about, and voting is one of them. so i'm going to try to make the biggest difference i can using the horses to do just that. >> she is remarkable. here's the bottom line. it doesn't matter who you're voting for. you're invited to join the ride. they're meeting tomorrow afternoon, 3:00 p.m. at laney college right there in the student's parking lot. they're going to head down oak street right toward the alameda county courthouse to drop off the ballots. should be an interesting thing to watch and unfold right in our own background. janelle, i know if jessica dp t doesn't show up to work tomorrow, i think she's going to join the ride. >> that is so my style of transportation right there. way to get out the vote. thank you, raj. let's bring in meteorologist jeff ranieri. we have some nice horseback riding weather outside.
chilly in the morning but then the sun was just out today. >> just a spectacular day. so if you're on a horse, on a bike, walking, car with the windows down, sunroof opened up, we've got excellent weather continuing through the next couple of days, which has been really nice after that windstorm on sunday and monday. i know a lot of you are thinking about, okay, rainfall, we need it. we need it desperately. i was one of the first people to start reporting on this issue we're seeing, and it's with our developing la nina right now that does have a tie-in to this dry pattern we're dealing with. so let's get a look at the weather maps. i can show you the setup here. with la nina developing right now, we get the cooling of the pacific waters. when that happens, we tend to see a strong ridge of high pressure develop. that's important because that moves the storm track well off to the north, keeping the best rain chances over towards seattle. during a la nina phase, which
we're currently in, we can get the storm track, eventually lowering near the bay area. but we still have to see some monumental changes over the next four to eight weeks for that to happen. again, dry the next seven days because of that high pressure and our tie-in with la nina. so no rain but we do have some bright weather moving on in and some pretty comfortable skies as well. you can count on me to continue to update you on that la nina as we head through the next couple of months. for tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, and we're starting off chilly. 47 in the tri-valley. south bay at 49. east bay, san francisco and the north bay, more widespread 40s, down to 47 here in the east bay and 46 in the north bay. temperatures tomorrow don't adjust a whole lot. in fact, we're pretty temperate across the entire bay area. not too many fluctuations. 80 here for downtown san jose. we'll take you to the east bay and more of those 80s for walnut creek, concord, livermore, danville. go closer to the bay, in the 70s, oakland at 76. those 70s continue as we head
over to the peninsula. you can see high forecast here in redwood city at 76. san francisco a mix of 60s and 70s. 73 in the mission. ingleside, 67. and for the north bay, a mix of 70s and 80s. 77 in novato and 80 in sonoma. my extended forecast, pretty simple in san francisco. we keep with some 60s and then eventually more 70s as we roll into next week. and across the inland valleys, dry the next seven days, and we are looking at a mix of some 70s and also some low and mid-80s. now, sunday as the time changes, check this out. our new sunrise will be 6:36, and that sunset one hour earlier at 5:10 at night. here's the good news, in theory we get an extra hour of sleep on sunday, and i think after everything we've been through in 2020, an extra hour of sleep might do us all a little bit of good, right? >> multiple hours of sleep would do us all really, really good, but we'll take that one.
>> yes. >> it means my toddler is getting up an hour earlier, which is hard for me. but, hey, we could all use another extra hour of relaxing. thanks, jeff. well, it is sad. officially coming down. crews dismantling san francisco's coca-cola sign. as a nurse, i've faced the fear of being stretched too thin to do my job right. and it's not just health care workers. our teachers and school staff are going the extra mile for our kids. our firefighters are taking on unthinkable missions
to keep us safe. how can we keep giving billions in tax breaks to rich corporations when our communities need that money? prop 15 closes corporate loopholes and invests in our schools, health care, and public safety. help us do our jobs. vote yes on 15. traffic and air pollution will be even worse after the pandemic. that's why we support measure rr to keep caltrain running. which is at risk of shutdown because of the crisis. to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. and measure rr helps essential workers like me get to work and keep our communities healthy. relieve traffic. reduce pollution. rescue caltrain. [all] yes on measure rr. - i'm szasz. rescue caltrain. [norm] and we live in columbia, missouri. we do consulting, but we also write. [szasz] we take care of ourselves constantly; it's important. we walk three to five times a week,
piece by piece, workers dismantled the coca-cola sign in san francisco today. as we told you on monday, the sign is being taken down after 83 years. since 1937 the double sided sign has soared over fifth and bryant streets. it's not clear if high rent or a planned new taller building is prompting coke to dismantle the sign. the czu complex fire may be
out but we're still seeing smoke rising from that burn zone. this is on old hall road in san mateo county. crews are working to put it out still but firefighters say you shouldn't be worried. hot spots are going to continue until we get some rain. the czu fire broke out in august and burned almost 90,000 acres in san mateo and santa cruz counties. now, after the fire obviously comes the cleanup. contra costa county fire crews are cleaning up brush, trimming trees to decrease the chances of another fire starting. they say it's super important they do this kind of work. right now it's happening on iron horse trail in danville. by the way, crews will be out there again tomorrow. well, san francisco's legion of honor museum is open again and welcoming guests. we'll show you next. [ whispering ]
what's this? oh, are we kicking karly out? we live with at&t. it was a lapse in judgment. at&t, we called this house meeting because you advertise gig-speed internet, but we can't sign up for that here. yeah, but i'm just like warming up to those speeds. you've lived here two years. the personal attacks aren't helping, karly. don't you have like a hot pilates class to get to or something? [ muffled scream ] stop living with at&t. xfinity can deliver gig to the most homes. 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. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail.
vote yes on prop 25 official ballot drop box near need to fiyou?he closest just visit vote.ca.gov to find your nearest location. then drop off your ballot. your vote will be secure and counted. there are other ways to vote too. just return your vote-by-mail ballot at your voting location or mail it back. or you can vote safely in-person during early voting or on election day. vote the way you're most comfortable - but vote by 8pm on november 3rd.
woman: after covid, my hours got so we can't pay our bills. and now our family budget is gonna be hit hard with prop 15. the yes on 15 ads say it only raises taxes on big corporations. that's not true - we're all going to pay. $11 billion in new property taxes will get passed on to small businesses and farms. they'll raise prices... ...higher gas, health care, food...even day care. we can't make ends meet now. families can't afford 15. no on prop 15.
coming up tonight at 6:00, concerns over mail-in ballots. the message from the registrar's office tonight. plus the new way social media companies are preparing to crack down on election misinformation. we're going to have that for you coming up tonight at 6:00. well, another landmark reopening. this time it is san francisco's legion of honor museum. i love this museum. >> yeah, it's great. today and tomorrow the museum is opening its doors just for members, but on friday the museum will open to the public. people must wear masks at all times and capacity will be limited. but it looks like people are just enjoying a reason to get out of the house and head to the museum. >> it lifts my spirits to be here during such a tedious time right now. >> the museum will also offer free admission every saturday to people who live right here in the bay area. >> i think rodan would think that's a good idea. >> very nice, jess.
that's going to do it for us. "nightly news" is next. we'll be back at 6:00. >> bye-bye. tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. hurricane zeta slamming into the u.s. and just days to go until the election zeta making landfall a short time ago after strengthening into a powerful category 2. 110-mile-per-hour winds. life threatening storm surge. new orleans in the potential bull's eye many could be without power for days al roker is tracking it. the race for 2020, both campaigns today in arizona joe biden casting his vote joining over 75 million americans in record early turnout. and the message from the white house in these final days. president trump ending the pandemic even as it surges to new records.