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now at 11, new questions tonight after a report claims pg&e employees were not trained to handle last year's big power shutoffs. just days before we could be seeing more shutoffs. a look at the fire dangers on everyone's radar tonight. and the controversial candidate running for mayor in the bay area. the accusations of domestic violence. >> we never heard of the severity of the domestic violence. plus, a happy ending after two high dollar puppies are stolen in san francisco.>> miracles of people doing the right thing and
getting the word out. my friends and community are so amazing. our top story and streaming on cbsn bay area, pg&e allegedly skipped of ready big step before starting those our safety shutoffs last fall. good evening to you, a new report claims many of pg&e's emergency workers did not go through proper training at the time. joe vasquez with how the company is responding to the claims.>> reporter: when extreme wildfire weather approaches, pg&e shuts of power to thousands, earlier this month the plug was pulled on the town of calistoga yet again. >> this year verse last year's implementations are dramatically different. >> calistoga's mayor said it's gotten much better since last year with the initial rollout of the public safety power shut off and now we are learning why last year was such a mess. the associated press reports
among the hundreds of emergency personnel that were originally managing the blackouts, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that california has used for a generation. the report also says the power company was speaking a different language, different jargon instead of california's long-established articles and language, pg&e developed its own emergency management curriculum tailored to the utility industry.>> when you're not singing on the same him note it becomes very problematic. what does an alert mean versus an advisory versus an order. if you are not using the same lingo it becomes very complicated and creates unnecessary confusion. >> pg&e says the ap it now sees the value of stay training in about 90% of the 676 personnel have recently completed it. another improvement on the system says the mayor.
>> for those poor folks who got thrown into that role i pg&e, it was certainly trial by fire, no pun intended but they got through that. we are where we are today, learning experience for everyone. you would think with an organization of that size and caliber, a lot of that should have and would have been vetted. the national weather service has issued a fire weather watch for monday night through wednesday. i want you to think of the fire weather watch time frames as fluid, because once we get through with this first one, looking through the remainder of this week, there are couple of more situations coming our way which would likely mean we will keep seeing fire weather concerns clear into next weekend. here's the first one, tomorrow night into wednesday morning, and if we come out on the wide view and see how the winds behaved tomorrow afternoon, no issue, but by tomorrow night, a
strong offshore wind and the intensity of the wind will be picking up by tuesday. that's the start heard but if we look ahead from here we see another offshore wind event coming our way for wednesday and perhaps the strongest gets here by the time we get to next weekend. we will have more on that as we get closer to it. so how likely are we to actually see another psp is this week? >> that is a very good question. and we actually reached out to pg&e to see if we could get some clarity on that and they said they are watching for the possibility on that with this first fire weather watch that starts tomorrow night, but it does not look too concerning. it's the one after that, perhaps by next weekend, but those decisions are made by pg&e and the fire weather watch is put up by the national weather service, two totally different things. knew at 11, two weeks before election day the race for mayor and the city of alejo
is an upper as shocking revelations about domestic abuse have surfaced regarding one of the leading candidates. john ramose has the story.>> reporter: in the race for mayor, akeem brown had become one of the front runners with endorsements from civic groups, unions and a leather elected officials. but a lot of that has come crashing down as people have discovered that they may not have known the man as well as they thought they did. brown won a seat on the city council in 2018 and had a protest rally early this morning and the outgoing mayor said they had heard brown had run-ins with the law and his pass. >> we never heard of the severity of the domestic violence.>> and local news outlet has unveiled court documents saying that hakim served four years in prison, including insulting, assaulting his wife. she testified that she was pregnant at the time of the
assault. then in 2012 he was in court again, accused of abusing another woman also identified as his wife. documents from the preliminary hearing allege that he opposed a set of rules to marriage and that included do what he tells me to do, don't tell people our personal business and cannot talk to any other man. it also said she must be submissive to her husband and trust his decision saying i cannot have an opinion. ultimately he pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to probation, chain a was murdered earlier this year. >> abusers, the fact that the victims will be to scared to tell her story and to bring to press charges. and they also count on the fact that when brave women do step forward there will be a segment of people that minimize her
voice. >> on his personal webpage hakeem acknowledged she did not disclose details of his passing he was not proud of his past behavior and did not like the man he was 20 years ago and has worked to be a better person. but the mayor says that hakeem's behavior continues to be disturbing. >> not only have i been the brunt of his anger recently, but other people have been the brunt of his anger and his anger is extremely high and he's very hairtrigger. >> as a result of these revelations, endorsements have been withdrawn by the congress and assemblyman tim grayson and a growing sense of outrage has led to a demand of the recall of his counsel. >> councilman brown's attorney had threatened to sue alejo for libel and we invited both men to speak with us today but got no response to our request.
resident jump and joe biden are pushing ahead on the campaign trail with just over two weeks until election day. and one of the president's most successful stops today was in california. dozens of supporters cheered him on when he made his way through newport beach pretty was headed to a private fundraiser of a tech billionaire. the event reportedly raise more than $12 million. shortly after mr. trump was off to our rally in nevada. to make when you vote for me prosperity will surge, the pandemic is rounding the turn. >> while the president is hoping to flip nevada, joe biden is hoping to get the vote in north carolina and that's where he hosted a drive-in rally today. the state has only voted blue once for president the last 40 years and that was in 2008 when biden was on the ticket with obama. >> i'm running as a proud democrat but i will govern as a
american president. no red states, no blue states, just the united states. >> the two are expected to meet for their final debate on thursday in nashville. there are a lot of questions about what will happen following last month's unruly matchup. tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the election. if you missed the cut off you can vote in person on election day. but your provisional ballot takes longer to verify and appear. kpix 5 is committed to helping you vote smart this november. had to kpix.com/campaign 2020 for a breakdown of all the state and local ballot measures. a live look now it has speaker nancy pelosi, upping the pressure to cut the coronavirus stimulus deal. she and stephen mnuchin must reach an agreement within 48 hours if they want to pass a
stimulus relief before election day. she said it won't be feasible at talk strikeout. there will be votes on stimulus measures this week including paycheck protection program built. but democrats have been banking on a larger package oakland police are investigating two more deadly shootings, the latest in an uptick violence on the east side. the two attacks happened early this morning, and one woman was shot and killed on macarthur boulevard. about an hour later a man was shot and killed nearby. east oakland is at the heart of the city's increase in homicides. just last week there were two deadly triple shootings marking more homicides this year than all of 2019. locals voicing their concerns to mayor libby schaaf today at a community circle. >> because i've been in oakland all of my life, and i have three children, they are young adults, and of course every time they leave the house i'm
concerned.>> all other types of crime have gone down except homicides. this pandemic is upping the stress, the anger, the desperation. >> the city had to pause its cease-fire effort that aims to reduce gang and gun violence because most of those programs are in person. the mayor is looking to bring this back in a safeway. coming up, a san francisco dog napping gets a happy ending. how the owner was finally reunited with two stolen puppies. plus, california woman returns after going missing in zion national park for two weeks. and, see the moments a police
arrested the suspect at the corner of mission and 18th street. one puppy was recovered here and someone turned in the second puppy four blocks away. the owner can sleep a little easier today.>> the miracles of people doing the right thing, getting the word out, my friends in my community are so amazing, off to the vet to check them. >> just before 6:00 this evening someone gave him back lila, the brown puppy on the . earlier in the afternoon he reunited with the gray puppy, both wrench bulldogs are 10 weeks old. >> i'm super excited, you bring these animals into the world and you are so terrified that something will happen to them. to have her back and in good condition is an amazing feeling. >> doug said someone broke into his house yesterday afternoon and took off with the two pups. he said the suspect left behind a meth pipe and they were last spotted at a nearby 711 shortly after the break-in.>> the guy
said i want to sell the puppy for $500 each. >> doug says he is an occasional dog breeder and two families already paid for the dogs, $5000 each. >> somebody knew that they bought a dog that was too good for the price, and then so my flyer and said i can't with integrity give my girls this pup, so i made new connections that will help them get another pup. >> police said the 39-year-old is booked and charges of receiving stolen property, providing false identification and possession of drugs. >> it was just a crime of opportunity, carrying a big screen tv or laptop are really difficult to steal. >> local animal shelters tell me they have very few dogs available for adoption, the pandemic is driven up the command, and the puppies will still go to the new families, one will stay in the city and the other go up to seattle.
san francisco, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> we are happy to report that both pups are in good condition. the california woman that went missing in zion canyon has now been found after missing for two weeks. holly was last seen on october 6 and did not have a phone in her. she'd been traveling the country prior to going to zion and was described as an experienced hiker by her daughter. her family reported her missing two days after when she did not return on the shuttle.>> i would be devastated knowing that family of mine is missing, that is pretty sad. i mean it is good news they found her. i'm very glad for the family. >> no information on her health or whereabouts while missing has been released just yet.
imagine this, saving a life just two weeks on the job and that's why one georgia school resource officer is being hailed as a hero tonight.>> i rolled my window down and the lady looks at me and says my baby is not breathing. >> well, the officer was on her way home from work when she saw a car swerving and it turns out a family was driving a newborn to the hospital because she started choking while getting fed at home. the officer pulled over and jumped into action.>> they handed her to me and i got out on one knee, i supported her neck and just started doing chest compressions. then she started crying. i felt really relieved. >> that was a good cry. the infant was checked at the hospital and is doing just fine. if you think you need better self-service, get a hold of this month nasa and gnocchi are teaming up to put a 4g network on the moon. they granted $40 million to
help with a project as part of the agency's 2028 goal to build a lunar base and eventually have human presence on the moon. the 4g will eventually be upgraded to 5g, just like ours.>> they are getting better self-service on the moon that in my neighborho ve got problem with that.>> i'm at the apollo landing site. look at the marine layer today that came in. this job temperatures in the city 20 degrees from yesterday. and if you watch that marine layer, you can see how it is just there under the bridge. the clouds are higher, all day long we're watching that time- lapse, and now they are up around the tower he that is good news because it means we are little less likely to have to deal with thick fog along
the coast tomorrow morning because the fog clears been allowed to rise early but if you got to be out early, still doing the traditional monday morning commute, start thinking ahead that you might have some patchy fog. look how much cooler we were today, 20 degrees cooler in the city, 15 degrees cooler for oakland, we barely felt the cool down inland today, but we will, a little by tomorrow, and a lot by next weekend. first issue, these offshore winds coming our way . here comes the first wave, tuesday morning, the brighter the color, the stronger the wind. watch the streamlines, taking those winds off shore. and remember the deal with this, likely much of the next seven days will be talking about fire weather concerns even though this is the official bracketed timeframe
for now. this phone and on wednesday morning. there will be another one that comes in later in the week and again for saturday. it will be a busy week in terms of watching the fire weather. we are still very much in the fire season, today, that's the plume of smoke coming off the creek fire. there's the marine layer off the coast. there is your view of california today. you can still see plumes of smoke coming off of impressive fires. most of the smoke will be held away from the bay area. we haven't had too many concerns of late for bad air quality, and it doesn't look like we will. morning lows tomorrow, back into the mid-50s, daytime highs only go into the low and mid 80s for the south bay. upper 80s here for concord, livermore, walnut creek. that's better by about five or 6 degrees cooler than today was. san francisco at 70, mid-80s in santa rosa and even below 90 in
mendocino county. in the 7 day forecast, there are your average daytime highs. by next weekend, daytime highs in the mid 70s, and that is where we should be for late october. so hang in there, next weekend will at least be more typical. coming up, it could be a medical breakthrough, and it's happening here in the bay area. how local veterinarians are working to save a growing number of 60 liens. coming up next on game day, the 49ers face a must when game and man, did they answer the bell. we are having an old friend for dinner tonight and he says the raiders are of playoff team. and the world series is set. so come on, join us next for when was the last time your property tax bill went down?
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a new mural with an important message unveiled in san francisco put on by none profit organization one atmosphere. the mural is in the parking lot behind the battery club in the financial district and our work tells the story of renewal and the fires that were ravaging california. schoolchildren will also be replanting trees as part of the project. to make the mural is very simple, just a series of silhouettes, because the message is simple, we nourish and protect the environment and teach our children to do the same. the cycle of life will continue. >> one atmosp
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tonight, it all changed. hello everybody, welcome to game day, last week at this time, there was done right panic, the sky was falling, jimmy rob low, and fast forward to tonight, the offensive geniuses, mcvay versus shanahan, sporting a new black hat after a near riot, and much better start for the hat and the offense, out of the backfield, for deebo samuel, 76 yards, opening game drive. 2nd quarter, kyle shanahan, the prime rib, and hold the horseradish, 44 yards, 14 did nothing, second touchdown of the season, and got on