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now on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, ceo of san jose's lead business advocacy group has resigned in the wake of a racist political ad scandal. good afternoon. i am michelle griego. >> i am len kiese. good afternoon. kiet do has more on the ceo's abrupt departure. >> reporter: the silicone valley organization is on day two of damage control as they face more backlash and increased calls for them to
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clean house. the fall out continues at the silicone valley organization with a major announcement from the chairman of the board. >> i would like to announce that matt mahood former ceo and president. svo has resigned. the abrupt departure is the latest in the flood of community backlash over this attack ad on the website. it was for race for council district 6 and depicted black protesters on a smoke filled street and tag line "do you really want to sign onto this"? it was widely criticized as being racist and svo removed it, hired a third party investigator and political action committee for svo has ceased activity. the executive vice president announced staff, board members will undergo sensitivity training. >> i am very aware that svo has made several mistakes over past years that were culturally insensitive, racist, wrong. for that, we deeply apologize.
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>> it's a culture within this organization that is toxic to our community. >> reporter: jake tonkel, the candidate who was the target, says the entire leadership has to go. >> they need to take a hard look at restructuring the organization with new leadership in order for us as a community to begin to trust them again. >> reporter: a who's who gathered to call for complete termination of the leadership. >> we will no longer sit politely and allow the racist ropes, messages, policies of the organizations to continue. >> the svo backed incumbent dev davis denounced the ad and donated the money she received from the group to the local naacp. stream us 27/7 using the new kpix5 app. the san jose mayor was joined by vice mayor and other
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officials to celebrate unveiling of black lives matter banners at city hall. they display the colors of the pan african flag. i am anne makovec at the live news desk with the latest for arguments for and against prop 15 on the california ballot. that's a tax for industrial and commercial properties and would be an amendment to the california constitution. the large properties would be taxed based on their market value instead of their purchase price. that means property taxes on commercial properties worth more than $3 million would go up. that would generate between 6.5 billion and 11.5 billion in revenue per year. 60% would go to cities and counties. 40% would go to california schools. >> we have been 39th in the nation in per pupil spending for too long even though california has the 5th
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wealthiest economy in the world. we have to be sure we have this measure passed to support california students. >> the campaign though sounding the alarm saying taxes would trickle to small business renters and raise everyone's cost of living for everything we buy and use like gas, utilities, healthcare, childcare, barbershops, nail salons and goes onto say now is not the time to increase the cost of living. it is important to note this would not apply to homes, with not apply to residential properties which would continue to be taxed at their original price. new video, governor newsom's ballot is in. the governor and first partner jennifer cast their votes today at the kings golden one center. five days and counting in campaign 2020. both president trump and former vice president joe biden are campaigning in swing state of
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florida where polls show a tight race. >> reporter: joe biden is spending the day getting out the vote in the crucial spin state of florida where the poll shows his lead within the margin of error. >> over 500 children are still not back with their parents. >> reporter: biden campaign is stepping up outreach to latino voters with this ad about hundreds of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. biden has pledged to sign executive order forming a task force to reunite families if he wins the white house. wednesday in arizona, president trump emphasized importance of the latino vote. >> we are going to win a record share of the hispanic vote. >> reporter: the president is also focusing on florida today. both candidates have dueling events in tampa. president trump heads to another battle ground state, north carolina, this evening as part of his packed campaign schedule in the final sprint. cbs news learned he plans to
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hold 11 rallies in the final 48 hours before election day. legal fights over ballot counting are already underway and the supreme court weighed in on two cases late wednesday. in a defeat for republicans in north carolina and pennsylvania, the high court allowed late arriving ballots to count if mailed by election day. newly sworn in justice amy coney barrett did not take part in either case. a spokesperson saying she did not have time to review the filings. natalie brand, cbs news, the white house. supreme court decisions me pennsylvania officials can count ballots cast by election day and received within three days. in north carolina ballots can be accepted up to nine days after election day. kpix5 is helping you vote smart. find voter information, drop off locations, how to track your ballot, other election tips at the gulf coast region is weathering the powerful punch of yet another storm, hurricane zeta has killed at least three
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people with high winds, heavy rain, up to ten feet of storm surge in some areas. zeta made landfall near cocodrie, louisiana. the storm swept through quickly and carved a path straight through new orleans last night damaging a levee which led to flooding and destroyed buildings. in southern mississippi zeta flooded the parking garage of the golden nugget casino in biloxi. cars were seen underway. powerful winds knocked the steeple off of this church while rising flood waters forced evacuation of neighborhoods. >> we didn't know what to do. we prayed and hope everything
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is okay. >> louisiana's governor says polling locations will be prioritized for power restoration. president trump has approved emergency declarations in mississippi and louisiana. to the deadly officer- involved shooting in illinois. police camera video reveals some of what happened just before an officer opened fire last week. police approached a car with two people inside saying they had a warrant. the video shows the 19-year-old and his girlfriend williams asking the officers what the warrant was for when williams takes off. one point off camera the car reverses. six shots were fired. only after the shooting did the second officer turn on his body camera. >> i was right behind you, almost tried to run me over! >> the vehicle he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. >> he died at the hospital and williams says they did nothing wrong. both were unarmed according to the mayor's office. one officer was fired for
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failing to properly activate his body camera. covid-19, a person in solano has tested positive for covid-19 and flu. health officials say it's the first case of coinfection in the county. they are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot. meanwhile, there is a new push for a national mask mandate, this time from the nation's top disease expert dr. anthony fauci. he voiced support during an interview yesterday. this is as the surge of cases across the country continues according to cdc. the u.s. has reported more than a half million cases over the last seven days from the great plains to the great lakes. hospitals are now sounding the alarm the rise in cases is pushing them to their limits. still ahead on kpix35 and streaming on cbsn bay area, scientists count working to find signs of coronavirus in communities. >> why they're focusing on the stuff we flush down the toilet. united airlines launching a
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new testing trial to give passengers some peace of mind. it is a lovely day. i am tracking sunshine and mild temperatures. i will let you know how long it will last, coming up. a reminder, kpix5 has a new app. it gives 24/7 access to cbsn bay area it must be nice to play by a different set of rules. in california, we're the only state where wealthy trust fund heirs get their own tax loophole. these tax cheats avoid millions in taxes on vacation homes and coastal mansions depriving our schools. prop 19 closes this unfair loophole that's been exploited by an elite few and helps our schools, firefighters, and seniors. vote 'yes' on prop 19. tell them [record scratch] the party's over.
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u.s. economy grew 33.1% in the third quarter. that's according to the commerce department. the number was slightly better than expected but millions remain out of work. a weekly snapshot of the labor market shows unemployment lines decreased last week. first time filings for weekly jobless claims totaled 751,000, 40,000 less than the prior week. the two better than expected reports are sending stocks up. the dow is up about 250 points. some of the biggest tech firms are due to announce their quarterly earnings. the list includes alphabet as well as apple, facebook, amazon. all the companies have seen a steady rise in the share prices since early in the pandemic. united airlines launching world's first precovid-19 rapid test on certain trans atlantic flights. the airline will offer the test as part of a trial on flights
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between newark, new jersey, london. passengers from u.s. would be subject to uk quarantine restrictions but customers would know they are traveling on a plane where all the passengers over age two have tested negative. new, researchers at uc berkeley are testing waste water of millions of bay area residents with hopes to being able to spot a possible coronavirus infection cluster. the team has been collecting samples from smaller facilities. this collection method offers an easy way to monitor the virus spread inside a neighborhood or an entire city. a temporary lab opened this month allowing the group to test sewage from ten different waste water agencies representing more than 2 million people. daylight saving is just about here come 2:00 a.m. sunday. it will be time to turn the clocks back again. >> whatever to prop 7? do you remember that? in 2018, 60% of californians
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voted to ditch the practice. this week we learned california's push to end the ritual died in committee and never came to a vote. an assembly man posted this time line on twitter, he plans to fight for a permanent solution even though he won't return to the assembly next week. he is an advocate for prop 7 and says he shares frustration in turning our clocks again this weekend. i don't know about you but i like that extra hour of sleep. >> i like it a lot. >> oh yeah. so looking forward to that for sure. i am okay with keeping the clocks changing back and forth and we have that extra hour of sleep this weekend. i am looking forward to it. we are looking at nice weather, temperatures on the rise as well. so we are going to see that sunshine as we go through the next several days. hopefully you are getting a chance to enjoy it, maybe having lunch outside a walk around the neighborhood. we are looking at blue skies with our sales force tower camera. temperatures are in the 60s, 69
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in concord and also for livermore, san jose, 63 oakland, 67 san francisco and santa rosa. looking at current wind speeds, calm to light conditions at this hour all across the bay area. i want to show you our air quality. we are looking at good to moderate air quality for today. now, you may notice if you live in the east bay or south bay a bit of haze in the sky. that's because of the creek fire. that's actually in the higher elevations. so in the winds aloft. right at the surface we are looking at good to moderate air quality. let's show you the satellite and radar view, ridge of high pressure in control, offshore winds continuing to weaken for today. as we take you hour by hour on futurecast, you see all the sunshine across the bay area. as we head through the rest of today, still looking at calm to light conditions, great to see that. our daytime highs today are mild and a little bit above average for this time of year,
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upper 70s to low 80s inland, mid to upper 60s for the coast. we have a lot going on this weekend. your halloween forecast for saturday for the day, mid 60s for the coast, low to mid 70s around the bay. of course this weekend, we were talking about this, we fall back. daylight saving time ends getting that extra hour of sleep, a good time to test smoke alarms and batteries and of course sunrise and sun set are an hour earlier. there is that extended forecast, a little bit cooler friday with that marine influence but warming up for the weekend, even warmer still sunday and into early next week. back to you. coming up on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, helping members of the tech industry who are out of work. >> how the jefferson award winners are getting them back on the road to success. kpix is working to bring
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you positive stories during this difficult time. you can check them out at you can send your ideas to
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two long time friends teamed up to help jobless tech workers. >> we are introduce the to the bay area jefferson award winners. >> it's the age of the customer. >> reporter: more than 150 people, many in the middle of their career, come to the class looking for a new technology job. he started teaching the free course several years ago. >> it really almost broke my heart to see these people, a lot were struggling. they were unemployed for the first time maybe in their careers. >> reporter: friends since childhood they founded job hackers in san francisco three years ago. drawing on the technology background the all volunteer nonprofit is bringing diversity to the tech industry. the average age of participants is 43, half are ethnic minorities and six in ten are women returning to the workforce. >> they get up to speed on modern way of thinking because they have dropped out to take
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care of someone older or younger. they have a gap and can't get back in. >> the course teaches agile and scrum. 750 people in the bay area and around the world have gone through the curriculum that prepares them to test for the professional scrub master certification. dave says many graduates are getting management jobs. half earn a six figure salary. >> it's a pretty diverse group. they are getting jobs, 30 to 40%, even in today's environment, get jobs within 90 days of taking the class. >> north landed a job as a product manager. >> i was able to work with engineering literally from day one. >> reporter: she's taken advantage of the networking and mentorship, first as a student and later as a volunteer mentor. instead of paying for classes they ask participants to donate their time in the community. a job as project manager, glad to give. >> paying it forward makes you
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feel good. i think it's a win-win all around for everybody. >> including larry and dave. >> a wonderful feeling knowing what we have done or something we have done has contributed to the well being of somebody else. >> providing free training torr unemployed and bringing diversity to the tech industry the jefferson award in the bay area go to larry apke and dave rollings. next, expanding to help veterans and offer apprenticeships so participants can get that hands on experience. >> nominate online at whether you are sharing your kids' andy or looking to class up your own halloween stash, we look at the best wine pairings for your sweet treats. >> today anne hathaway with behind the scenes moments as a nurse, i've faced the fear
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of being stretched too thin to do my job right.
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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. coming up, despite a surge of covid cases and new lock downs in europe, bay area is bucking the trend. a closer look at why we are doing better and concerns about potential fall surge. finally, wine and cheese, wine and roses, now how about wine with halloween candy? >> i say yes. new york wine and grape foundation says white wine goes best with skittles. rose goes with gummy worms.
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red wine connoisseurs should opt for a snickers and sparkling wine is best with pop rocks. >> if you prefer beer over wine, a porter goes best with reese's peanut butter cups. try brown ale with kit kats. >> i don't know what that is but i am going to find out. >> we'll google it
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>> finn: so hope really told you that she wants you, not liam? thomas. hear me? >> thomas: huh? >> finn: you okay? you seem a little out of it. >> thomas: yeah. no. i'm good. i just, uh, i'm just a little spaced out. >> finn: okay, i don't mean to pry, but you seem, uh, seem a little off. >> thomas: no, i, uh... nah, i just-- i have a lot on my mind right now, that's all. ♪ >> hope: i love you. see you later. [ car door closes ] [ engine starts ] >> steffy: so i'm glad liam t


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