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feel the full impact of the strike. >> i cannot pay the rent in the apartment anymore. i'm living with my sister. >> reimposing sanctions. >> we want to achieve maximum pressure but we don't want to harm friends and allies, either. >> we'll talk live with an expert on sanctions the u.s. will reimpose on iran. what this means going forward. >> record turnout. >> it represents 78% of eligible californians registered to vote. the highest percentage heading into a midterm election in nearly 70 years. >> california voters have registered in record numbers for this midterm election. welcome to the "four on 2". california voters are registering in record numbers for the upcoming midterm elections. the secretary of
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state held a news conference in the area. allie rasmus reports. >> reporter: that record number 19.6 million californians are registered to vote according to california secretary of state alex padilla. that's nearly 2 million more voters than the number of people who registered in the last midterm election four years ago. the secretary said he wouldn't make any predictions about what overall turnout will be but he expects it to be very high. >> it's the highest percentage heading into a midterm election in nearly 70 years, 78% registered to vote. so i think it's clear to say that californians are fired up and ready to vote this year. >> reporter: yeah. attorney general xavier becerra said on election day there will be 16 attorneys
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from the california department of justice on standby throughout the state in case any problems arise with voter access to the polls. >> including if it means making a quick dash to the court to protect those rights that may be infringed upon by someone else. >> reporter: the secretary reminded voters of their rights. there are laws that allow voters here in california with unusual work schedules to take up to two hours off with pay to cast their ballots on election day if their work schedule doesn't allow them do it at any time. you have to let your employer know ahead of time of. also polling places have to stay open to accommodate everyone who is in line by 8 p.m. no matter how long the line is and how long it takes. the polls are open on election day november 6th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the evening. in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. a lot of people are taking advantage of early voting ahead of the final stretch before election day. across the bay area some counties say they are seeing a
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better turnout than the june primary. officials say turnout for this midterm seems to be on track with the turnout from the 2016 presidential election. in contra costa county election officials predict a voter turnout of about 70%. hundreds of striking marriott workers begin their second month on the picket lines and today, they marched over to san francisco city hall. >> however, we are learning that hotel strikes are taking a toll. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from city hall. they were invited for a special hearing with the board of supervisors. >> reporter: that's right. the board invited them here at this hearing, this special hearing, on a friday which again is very unusual because of the unusual circumstances surrounding this long strike now stretching into november. we can tell you also they invited the striking workers and also invited marriott leadership here but today, only the workers showed up. [ yelling ] >> reporter: at noon, a large crowd of striking marriott workers made their way through
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civic center plaza into city hall ready to air their side in the month long dispute. inside, union workers explained that low pay has many of them working two or even three jobs taking them away from their families. union leaders say it's reached a critical point. >> make no mistake, this is a crisis. there are 2500 families that have been out on strike for a month now. >> reporter: supervisor ronan called for this special hearing hoping to bring both sides together sending this letter to marriott hotels. the hotel's ceo declined to attend. >> the least they can do after making millions in our city is show up and speak for marriott. >> reporter: in a letter to ronen, the speaker applauded the city's recognition of the importance of the hospitality industry but said the union has attempted to portray marriott as a company that has both disregarded its bargaining obligations and denied its employees fair
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wages and benefits. that could not be further from the truth. the hotel chain saying, union leadership is more interested in holding its multicity 23- hotel strike and growing membership than meaningful negotiations. >> out there working, i need to go -- to pick up my kids and then go to another job. >> reporter: hotel workers explained their concerns about long hours and low wages and benefits in one of the most costly regions of the country. >> we are just trying to survive like everybody else. we have kids. we have families. you know, if you are working two jobs, it brings stress plus you don't have time for your loved ones. >> reporter: after that hearing, workers gathered on the steps of san francisco city hall. the mayors of san francisco and oakland also sent a letter to marriott management urging the hotel to negotiate. the company said negotiations are under way. but they don't want to negotiate with the unions in the press, they say, or by
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social media. live in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. the fbi confirms it discovered another suspicious package here in the bay area addressed to democratic donor tom steyer. the package was found last night at the same burlingame mailing facility where a package bomb also addressed to steyer was discovered one week ago. the fbi says the package was similar in appearance to others sent to prominent democrats last week. but investigators have yet to identify who sent it. the package was removed from the facility and rendered safe by bomb techs. meantime, the man linked to the nationwide mail bomb scare appeared in a miami courtroom today. 56-year-old cesar sayoc agreed to have his trial moved to new york where some of those packages were intercepted. federal prosecutors say sayoc had been planning to send the bombs since july along with tom steyer, his targets including barack obama,
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hillary clinton, joe biden and california senator kamala harris. sayoc was arrested on five federal charges last friday and is facing up to 48 years in prison. a fire started at a homeless camp in oakland this afternoon and from our ktvu roof camera, you can see thick, black smoke from the fire. it started just before 12:30 this afternoon at a sprawling encampment near the bart tracks at east 12th street and 23rd avenue. our news crew later saw half a dozen propane tanks being removed from the camp. there's no word of any injuries. the city and the red cross are working to help those displaced. oakland fire says this is the second time they responded to this camp in two months. a lawsuit over the plan to add a citizenship question to the u.s. census is set to go to trial on monday. the u.s. supreme court today rejected the administration's request to postpone the trial which is being held in new york. california is among the states that joined in the suit. opponents say the question
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could drive immigrants to opt out of completing the form and lead to an undercount in those communities. state including california stand to lose billions of dollars in federal funds. legal experts are questioning whether president trump has the authority to deny immigrants the right to apply for asylum. the president said he plans to sign an executive order next week aimed at preventing a group of migrants from central america from seeking asylum. william la jeunnesse is with the caravan in mexico and says the migrants dispute the way they are being portrayed. >> reporter: more than 5,000 u.s. troops deployed along the southern border part of president trump's response to the thousands of migrants in the caravan making their way slowly north. the president still insisting the caravan is full of criminals and could be violent when they reach american soil. >> this isn't an innocent group of people. there is a large number of people that are tough. they have injured, they have attacked, and the mexican police and military has
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actually suffered. >> reporter: the migrants say the president's characterization is overly broad and inaccurate. while the immigration rhetoric heats up at home, those inside the caravan are unaware of the midterm elections. most will file for asylum when they reach the u.s. border. [ speaking spanish ] >> we are not going there with the intention to fight anyone. we are going because we want trump to help us, to support us. >> reporter: each day the caravan grows a little smaller. some 3,000 have already applied for asylum in mexico. more than 900 say they are going home. those who remain face a choice: they could go to mexico city as many organizers want, or head directly to the border mcallen, texas about 1,000 miles away. [ speaking spanish ] >> i don't know about everybody else's dream but mine is to work hard. i would buy a small lot, build a house and set up a small business. >> reporter: lawyers for the migrants say president trump cannot issue a blank denial on asylum seekers and every migrant deserves a chance in court before an immigration
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judge. in southern mexico, william la jeunnesse, fox news. coming up, san francisco closes its very first navigation center. see what they have planned to take its place. >> how does pg&e determine when it's going to shut the power off for public safety? we have the formula. >> another beautiful day around the bay area. a little bit cooler for some and as we roll into the evening hours, the winds are expected to pick up. that will increase fire danger for our bay area weekend. i'll have a look at what you can expect coming up. i am a family man.
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people who live in the north bay and east bay hills are keeping an eye on this weekend's forecast. that's because the national weather service has issued another red flag warning due to high fire danger. ktvu's tom vacar joins us now from coffey park in santa rosa, where a lot of folks are worried about another planned power outage. today there was also a celebration in that community. >> reporter: there was. but that celebration took place under the shadow of an officially declared red flag warning. reporter: with significant winds coming this weekend, here's how pg&e decides to cut power if need be. that's important because pg&e has said if it cuts power for public safety reasons, it will not pay for lost food at homes, lost business hours, or other items. >> that's right. there's a lot of criteria that pg&e, meteorologists and analysts look at before deciding a public safety power shutoff. >> reporter: the main things but only in the right combinations determine if power will be cut.
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first, the national weather service issued red flag warning. humidity levels generally 20% and under. forecasts of sustained winds above 25 miles an hour as well as wind gusts above 45 miles an hour. those are the main criteria. but then they get very, very specific. the temperature, terrain and local climate conditions in the potential shutoff area. the condition of dead or dry fuel on the ground as well as the moisture content of live vegetation. observations from pg&e field crews. but since all these criteria can literally change by the minute, they are constantly monitored in real time. it can take days to restore power after such a shutoff. >> so we have to monitor every foot of every line to make sure there's no fault or trees or debris on the line before we can energize it again. >> reporter: on a lighter note, kelly-moore, the national paint manufacturer, invited every worker involved
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in the reconstruction of coffey park to lunch. >> it's just a good thing for our company because we do have a lot of people that work in the community. we have a lot of stores in the community. and so we're doing what we can to support that. >> reporter: when all is done, enough paint to fill six gasoline tanker trucks will be applied. >> never as busy as this year in sonoma county. with the rebuild for the fires, it's unbelievable. if you have painted, there's a job for you out there. >> i did the oakland fires back i don't know how long ago that was. but it was nothing compared to this. it was small potato. >> reporter: women are getting into it. >> i didn't know how much i would enjoy it but i enjoy it quite a bit. i think there definitely needs to be more women in trade like this. >> reporter: one thing everyone can enjoy is that pg&e says for the moment it has no plans whatsoever to declare a kind of emergency power shutoff or it's if it's
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iffy. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you. here's a live look outside. it was another warm day out there. for more on the current conditions and upcoming red flag warning, let's bring in meteorologist rosemary orozco. >> outside and around the bay area, plenty of sunshine to go around. we are very dry at this point. no rain in the forecast. but we are looking at those winds picking up by tonight. outside our doors at this hour, wind light. here's a look at san francisco and beautiful golden gate bridge. check out some of these numbers. low 70s in downtown san francisco. low 80s reported in santa rosa. low 70s oakland, livermore at 84. san jose at 7. temperatures warmer than average. we cooled off a little from yesterday. santa rosa down by 5 degrees. half moon bay with a little patchy fog at the coast, down by 6. mountain view down by 5
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over the east bayshore areas of oakland. saturday in addition to the winds, temperatures are going to be back up once again. here's a look at storm tracker 2 where we're partly cloudy, mostly clear at this time. getting into the evening hours, we'll be partly cloudy, mostly clear. those offshore winds that drive up our temperatures dry us out, bring up fire danger, also keep the fog away. there's a system rolling through the pacific northwest. and that's what helped to cool us down just a little bit today. but high pressure is going to build in right behind it. with that comes the winds. the red flag warning is tonight overnight by 1:00. here's a look at the winds right now. oakland reporting 12. napa reporting 6. novato 8 miles per hour. so again, generally light out there into the south bay san jose, 7. palo alto reporting 9. the red flag warning is going to last for a couple of days. look how widespread it is over lake county, sacramento valley and sierra foothills. for us north bay and east bay hills above 1,000 feet starts 1 a.m. through sunday morning at 6
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a.m. and that includes the east bay and diablo range. temperatures tomorrow morning upper 40s to start in santa rosa, 56 in san francisco. 54 san jose. low 50s in livermore. so a bit of a cool start. but i think a little bit of patchy fog. mostly sunny with offshore winds in place. 75 the afternoon high in oakland. 70 for san francisco. mid-80s expected in concord. mid-80s for santa rosa. temperatures will drop off a little bit as we get into your bay area sunday. i'll have a look at those numbers plus whether or not we see any rain in the extended forecast. coming up. thank you. the u.s. labor department produced its monthly jobs report today. and it was better than expected. a quarter of a million new jobs were added in october. and the average worker's wage saw its largest increase in nearly 10 years. analysts say consumer confidence is the best it's been in 18 years! consumer spending helps to fuel economic growth. a series of small
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earthquakes rattled the hollister area this morning. the largest was a 4.1. this quake swarm was on the san andreas fault. 7 were 3.0 or larger. they hit between 6 to 8:15 a.m. an area residents say they definitely felt the shaking. >> it started out as a low rumbling type and then it just give a sudden jolt at the end. >> i live over here at ridge mar on the golf course. so it's common to feel some rumblings. but this morning definitely felt stronger than usual. >> there were no reports of any damage. san francisco's first navigation center for the homeless is now being incorporated into an affordable housing development. the center is located on mission street near the 16th street bart station. it closed this week to make way for that development. construction for the 155-unit complex is slated to begin next month. almost a third of those units
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will go to homeless families. the navigation center was a place where homeless people could live while they transitioned into permanent housing. it also provided healthcare services and help fighting drug addiction. ktvu's rob roth is working to learn more about this investment. he will have his report coming up at 5:00. apple says it's changing how it announces sales figures each quarter. and investors did not react kindly to the news. coming up in two minutes we'll speak with an expert about it. >> and let the good times roll. tonight on ktvu with last man standing at 8:00, then it's the cool kids at 8:30, that will be followed by hell's kitchen at 9:00 and then of course, please, stick around for the ten o'clock news and the eleven o'clock news right here on ktvu.
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apple is changing how much it reveals about its sales figures. the world's most valuable company will no longer be telling investors and analysts exactly how many iphones, ipads and macbooks are being sold. instead, apple plans to simply disclose its total revenue figures each quarter. joining us now to talk more about this change is the vice chair of a company. why is this happening? >> two things to understand.
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first of all, that if you have a big growth pattern and perceived as successful, you tend to have a very strong brand. in our firm's evaluation of brands nationally, today apple is number one. that's largely because of their perceived growth and success. if a brand is doing well in the marketplace, you assume it has better products. you assume it has innovative products. you assumeit has quality products. you know, g.e. for a long time was highly rated with no advertising just because they were perceived to be successful. the second thing to know is that when you, you know, you can't go forever. and when you start peaking out, then you have two choices. one is you can create yet another product and grow that. that's what apple has done six or seven times remarkably. >> sure. >> the ipad, iphone, apple store and so on. >> so let me ask you, i mean, it does appear as though apple
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is selling less of its units whether they be iphones or other products. but does it matter? especially when you talk about the iphone, people these days for the newest iphone, they are spending a lot more. so might things sort of balance out? >> yes. that's true. but in terms of perception, if you no longer are growing, you have to change the conversation and build your brand some other way. and so that's a real challenge. so apple has had the wind at their backs. so now they are going to have to be a little more creative to keep building the brand. >> is apple going to have an issue with transparency? it seems clear investors are skeptical of this shift in how much they disclose. the company's stop dropped more than 6% today. what do you think apple needs to do to reassure investors? >> i think that whether they report it or not is really a
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minor factor. the major factor is if they are growing or not. if they stop growing, then they have a, you know, they have a brand issue because they no longer get credit for the better product innovative product, quality product kind of thing just because they are growing. and so they have to again change the conversation and find another way to build the brand. as to whether they report it or not report it, i think it's much less important of whether there's growth or not. >> so in the end if they show growth in terms of their revenue figures, that's really all that matters. all right. david aaker, vice chairman of the company profit. appreciate you come on, david. thank you. >> thank you. well, halloween may be over but for some, the real fright comes with the holiday shopping season and what the additional expenses can mean for your financial well-being. we take a look. reporter: for a lot of people, these fears are real. >> there is a lot to be spooked about when it comes to personal finances. according to a wallet hub
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survey, the biggest fear is an unplanned emergency, coming in at number 2 not enough retirement savings, followed by fraud, job loss, loss of health insurance, and poor credit. >> what i want people to do is to really step and look into what are you doing? what are your habits? what is leading you down this path? credit card debt ranks higher than snakes. people have that kind of fear of credit cards. so i want people to really gain control and to take the right steps. >> reporter: with credit card debt now exceeding $1 trillion it may be less of a surprise that four in ten people say they overuse their credit cards. in fact, three in ten people describe their finances as a horror show! >> the credit card debt situation is very real. this is the most heavy debt- related season that people fall into and ends up taking them years to be able to pay it off. >> reporter: last year, americans racked up more than $1,000 in holiday debt. >> reporter: people think credit cards are your friend. but i tend to tell people, credit cards are more like a frenemy. you think its your friend but
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in reality it's out to get your money. so i think education is absolutely the key. reading things, listening to podcasts and really starting to understand how this stuff works. >> reporter: according to alliance data, americans are expected to spend an even greater share of disposable income this holiday weekend on gifts, clothing, appliances, electronics and more. >> you don't have to spend to have fun and anytime you use debt when you spend, you're bringing a horror type situation into your personal life. >> reporter: gerri willis, fox business. president trump and former president obama out on the campaign trail. i'm lauren blanchard with more coming up. >> renewed sanctions on iran. we'll speak to an expert about the international ramifications going forward.
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ridiculous deals ever made by any country at any time. the iran nuclear deal. but sanctions, very much are elevated. >> reporter: the sanctions go into effect monday and cover iran's shipping, banking and oil sectors. they will penalize those who continue conducting business with blacklisted iranian entities and countries that import iranian oil. >> this is a proliferation of terrorism, terror finance, cyber attacks and maritime aggression, human rights. these are the things where we are need iran to change its behavior and we intend to seek a new deal with iran that addresses the entire range of iran's threat to peace and security. >> reporter: although the administration says the u.s. will allow eight countries to keep buying iranian oil for now, because officials say they have worked with the u.s. to cut their consumption. >> we want to achieve maximum pressure but we don't want to harm friends and allies either. and we're working our way through that. >> reporter: some congressional republicans say the administration should strictly implement these measures especially when it comes to blocking iran's access to the international
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finance system. at the state department, rich edson, ktvu fox 2 news. joining us now to talk more about this issue is the director of iranian studies at stanford. and he is joining us by phone. appreciate you being with us. what's the message that you believe president trump is trying to send here by restoring these sanctions? i think the message is not going to abide by the nuclear deal. they are going to pressure the international community europe, china, everybody, to abide by the sanctions. i think the hope is that the iranian economy will crumble and that either the regime will come and make a better deal, which i think is unlikely, or that the regime will change in iran, which i also think is unlikely because the regime is trying to find ways to circumvent the sanctions and the fact that
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the prices of oil has already increased shows that they need to sell less oil to make their ends meet. >> how has iran's economy fared since this is obviously the second time the president has restored sanctions here. how has iran's economy doing since the first round? >> i think it's in a state of crisis. i think it's going to hurt. these are serious sanctions. iranian currency has lost something like 7% of its value. all efforts by the regime to keep the price at some stable level hasn't worked. people are very anxious in iran. there are shortages of all kinds of commodities. the price of everything has doubled, tripled, quadrupled. so the economy is i think in a serious crisis. i think that's what the trump administration is counting on. that the pressure will become
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sufficient that people will then rise up. my guess is that the regime will double down on its oppression and will transfer some of the pain on the iranian people and to russia, china and europe and india will have enough oil, sell enough oil to make ends meet. i just read they have stored 20 million barrels of oil in a port in china which they hope to sell on the international market. >> let me ask you, abbas, does this move by the president mean an end in the near future to the iran nuclear deal altogether or do you think the other countries involved can help to save the agreement without the u.s.? >> i think they are going to -- clearly the europeans and russians and chinese are still trying to preserve it. i don't think they iranians want to walk away from it because there is no upside to
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them. it's only going to complicate things. but there will come a time, i think, that europe and russia and china will have to decide whether they want to walk away from the deal or come up with some kind of an understanding either with the united states to soften the sanctions or decide to stand up against the sanctions in a more meaningful way that will make the iranian regime happy with the new accommodations. >> we have to put this announcement from the president sort of in some context. i want to know what you think about the timing of all this. i mean, obviously, we're just a few days away from the midterm elections. is this sort of president trump trying to, you know, trying to highlight a campaign promise to -- to withdraw from the iranian nuclear deal? >> well, i think everything president trump does is partially geared to the election, partially geared to his base. but clearly, that is the message. and one of things where they
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use "game of thrones" where they use this rhetoric to say that sanctions are coming has not been received well inside iran. the sanctions are directed at the regime and are going to hurt the people. this is not a "game of thrones." this is a game with people's lives. it has to be taken more soberly and more seriously. >> the average people in iran who -- who -- who will, um, will be hurting here. abbas milano i appreciate you youing on, thank you. it's a race to the finish add republican and democrats get a final push on the campaign trail from both president trump and former president obama. we have the latest from washington with the latest on the midterm elections less than a week away. >> reporter: it may be friday but this week's campaigning nowhere near over. with only four days left until the midterm elections, both parties are still going full
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force leading up until tuesday. president trump and former president obama both hitting the campaign trail competing for votes. >> the character of our country is on the ballot. >> reporter: the presidents holding back to back rallies in key state, mr. obama in florida and georgia. >> this tuesday might be the most important election of our lifetime. politicians will always say that. but this time, it's actually true. >> reporter: mr. trump turning his sights on indiana and west virginia. >> this election will decide whether we build or the extraordinary prosperity that we have unleashed and nobody can believe what's happened, or whether we let the radical democrats take control of congress and take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to our future. >> reporter: at stake, control of congress. democrats win the house if they make a net gain of 23 seats. republicans keep the senate if they maintain their slim majority. the president hoping friday's
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job report showing record low unemployment numbers and job growth will be his party's winning ticket. >> when you see numbers like this, it just reaffirms that all the fundamentals are strong. >> reporter: the current and former leaders still have much more campaigning ahead this weekend. former president obama is holding rallies in indiana and illinois as president trump heads to montana, tennessee and florida. in washington, lauren blanchard, ktvu fox 2 news. the department of homeland security is working overtime to prevent cyber attacks in this election. homeland security officials are aiming to make the midterms one of the most secure elections in modern times and aiding in the fight a new federal detection system called albert sensors. it's designed to automatically detect intruders on computer networks. >> we have a daily checking of our firewalls and, um, our i.t. director is able to identify
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by name or origin those groups or individuals trying to penetrate the system. >> sensors have been installed in 41 states to monitor the election. keep in mind, the albert sensors are not 100% effective. the system's only capable of thwarting threats that it's been programmed to identify. coming up here, a south bay man is quitting his job at apple to make a unique journey across the country. the big reason for this trip from california to new hampshire. >> and a beautiful day around the bay area. slightly cooler for some. heightened fire danger and a red flag warning over the weekend in some areas. i'll have a look at that plus your numbers coming up. it's time for sleep number's veterans day sale
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day in cupertino and embark on a 5,000-plus-mile run across america. 275 days on his feet. a 22-mile a day trek will take him through 25 states as he tours much of the southern u.s. with his final stop in his home state of new hampshire in july of 2019. >> it's a bucket list item for me. and you know, i just turned 40 and i figure that, um, it's -- it's something completely out of the norm. something different. >> reporter: it's different, all right. but not for greg, who has run however 40 ultramarathons. he pounded out nearly 4,000 road miles with running mates like this firefighter. the difference on this nine- month journey, it marks the beginning of his new political career. his goal is to meet the u.s. voters head on and find out why our country is so divided. >> it seems like we don't lead any more as a nation with kindness. i would like to see us take a step back, um, assume positive intent a little bit more and
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start from that premise. it's really interesting. >> reporter: the wisdom he gleans from town to town greg says will energize him along the way. and ultimately mold his platform when he runs for office in new hampshire where he hopes to create positive change. >> i think it will be very important for me to meet people in remote towns and in america in general and i think that they are going to make a difference in my life as much as i hope to someday make a difference in theirs. >> reporter: gregg has some history behind him. his second cousin is judd gregg, the former senator and congressman in new hampshire. he is also running for a cause. >> we hope to raise a million dollars. >> reporter: the money will go to the firefighters cancer support network, a nonprofit that provides care and cancer prevention training for firefighters nationwide. >> we know that being in the industry does take years off of our lives. but it's something that, um,
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you know, we want to do. you know, kind of like what matty is doing. helping. that's our way of helping as well. >> reporter: helping. it's in matty gregg's dna. >> good morning. >> reporter: he is hoping his kindness is contagious as he begins his trek to meet america all5,075 miles of it. that's a long way and the numbers back it up. he hopes to run about 22 to 23 miles a day, the pace about a 10 to 12-minute mile, how many steps in a day? 43,000. and if you are wondering all the way to new hampshire? that's 11,825,000 steps. or in sneaker numbers, about 20 pairs of shoes he will wear out along the way. very ambitious and it all kicks off on election day. i'm frank mallicoat, ktvu fox 2 news. all right. rosemary, the warm weather holding on here for the weekend. and but we're still talking about the red flag conditions,
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quite concerning, i know. >> you're right. this is going to be a lot like last weekend, north and east bay hills and unfortunately it's something we'll probably see over and over again until we get some rain in the bay area. giving you a look at the hills in the east bay and mount diablo, winds light. they haven't picked up yet. the advisory goes into place overnight. i'll have details on that in just a moment. let's look at storm tracker 2. the pacific northwest is getting rain. washington, oregon, but it is already moving east. you can see it over idaho at this point. right behind it, high pressure is going to strengthen and those winds will kick up. so for our bay area weekend, the offshore winds going to drive up temperatures, going to increase the fire danger, going to blow out the fog. so we'll be mostly sunny from the coast around the bay and inland for your bay area saturday. right now, the winds onshore at oakland reporting 12 miles per hour, fairfield 5. coming in from the south at 6 miles per hour for napa.
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so the storm track is to the north. high pressure over our weather pattern. and it is going to be a warmer day tomorrow. temperatures will be mid-80s inland. again we will be windy in the hills. the red flag warning starts about 1:00 into the overnight hours. it will last all the way into sunday morning at 6:00. winds gusting to 40 to 50 miles per hour. low humidity down to 10%. any fires that start this time of year can move very fast. so we'll be watching for that. meanwhile, temperatures will be another nice one. we'll start up the morning a little cool. 48 degrees santa rosa. 53 for areas over concord, around the bay 56 to start your morning in oakland. 52 in redwood city. partly cloudy mostly clear maybe a little bit of patchy fog. we shouldn't see a whole lot out there. into the afternoon, mid-80s for santa rosa tomorrow. 82 san rafael. 75 downtown san francisco.
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upper 70s for oakland, hayward, mid-80s expected in antioch into our south bay for tomorrow. it's going to be warm here, as well. san jose at 80 degrees. 83 expected for los gatos. low 80s in santa cruz. so if you haven't been to the beach or you're thinking about the beach, how about sunny low 80s for you there? in the weekend for lake tahoe, going to be chilly in the overnight hours. low to mid-30s. and then into the afternoon, 63 with mostly sunny skies. no advisories for tahoe but could be gusty on sunday. temperatures cool on sunday. we are going to remain mild to warm though. remember to "fall back." clocks roll back saturday night into sunday morning. sun will set 5:07 on sunday. as we get into your bay area week ahead, temperatures not changing a lot. 60s at the coast, 70s at the bay, upper 70s inland and dry. back to you. >> thank you. andre is here with a look
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at the stories for ktvu fox 2 news at 5:00. andre, we're learning more about a big fire that started in the east bay today. >> yeah. it was a plume of smoke you can see for miles in oakland. a homeless encampment going up in flames and this was not the first time for this same encampment. so tonight at 5:00, hear why fire crews had to be extra careful as they fought this fire. >> also today, a lot of focus on a moment that played out on the field before last night's game at levi's stadium. >> yeah. well, fights in the stands and blood on the field not the only two things people were talking about after last night's 49ers-raiders football game. it was this act of protest during the national anthem buy a cheerleader of the 49ers, not a player. it brought a lot of attention. so tonight at 5 we talk to a former cheerleader who says this was not the first time of protests by the members of the squad happened. we'll have more on that. >> a lot of people weighing in on that. that's all coming up at 5:00. next here on the "four on 2," from the sandcastle competition to a science fair, we have everything happening here in the bay area this
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weekend coming up. end coming up. four years ago, we rejected marshall tuck and his billionaire backers for superintendent of public instruction. but they're back. the corporate billionaires and their handpicked candidate, former wall street banker marshall tuck. tuck's billionaires have spent
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over $25 million distorting tony thurmond's outstanding record on education. all because they know tuck shares their agenda: diverting funds from our public schools into their corporate charter schools. the same agenda as trump and betsy devos. protect our public schools. say no, again, to marshall tuck. protect our public schools. here are the facts.leading attacks against prop c. the city's chief economist says prop c will "reduce homelessness" by creating affordable housing, expanding mental-health services, and providing clean restrooms and safe shelters with independent oversight, open books, and strict accountability measures to make sure every penny goes to solving our homeless crisis. vote yes on c. endorsed by the democratic party, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein.
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the first weekend of november is coming up. if you are looking for something to do in the bay area, plenty of activities for you to choose from. rosemary orozco has some suggestions to help you fill out your itinerary in the "weekend watch." >> reporter: in the first
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weekend of november here's what's happening. at ocean beach, on saturday, 36th annual sandcastle classic bringing thousands of people out to build supersized sand sculptures. it's on the sand just below the cliff house. at at&t park, the bay area science festival will conclude on saturday with discovery day offering hundreds of demos, experiments and games from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. help stomp out homelessness and poverty at a fundraiser this saturday at foresthill clubhouse to benefit families of raphael house. purchase tickets at raphael take part in a walking procession on the day of dead event. on the peninsula skylawn memorial park in san mateo will celebrate day of the dead with the presentation of the altars of religious service, music, dance and complementary lunch. in the south bay, celebrate day of the dead at the san jose museum of art on saturday. with live entertainment,
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cultural demonstrations and art. in the east bay, oakland's fruitvale neighborhood will join for the 23rd annual day of the dead festival with games, music, rides activities. in the north bay head to the wine and food affair in healdsburg where 90 wineries will participate in full weekend of wines and food pairings in the alexander dry creek and russian river valleys. in sports, warriors and sharks are home. i'm rosemary orozco. and that's your "weekend watch." all right. the warriors hosting of the minnesota timberwolves tonight at oracle arena. and steph curry may have a few new moves to bring out when he takes on the four and four t- wolves. curry and tim cook spent time with the globetrotters here and played. they finished things off with the alley-oop. very nice. the globetrotters have played more than 26,000 games in 123 countries. and they will be playing
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tomorrow night at the kaiser permanente arena in santa cruz. there are still tickets available. they fit in nicely with the harlem globetrotters. that's it for us here at 4:00. ktvu fox 2 news at 5:00 starts right after the break. have a good one.
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we begin with this. a big plume of smoke above oakland that could be seen for miles away. the source a sprawling homeless encampment near the bart tracks filled with propane tanks that presented' hazard for first responders. tonight oakland fire investigators are trying to determine what caused yet another homeless encampment to go up in flames. good evening. i'm andre senior. >> and i'm alyana gomez. the fires posed a big danger to the homeless and fire crews and nearby businesses and residents. today's fire started in a large encampment near 22nd avenue and 12th street near the ramp of 880. paul chambers reports from the scene. this isn't the first time they have been called to the encampment. >> reporter: yes. it was a big fire. we could see it on the
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highway. fire crews say this is suspicious. the first one was in september. it's suspected to be arson. reporter: plumes of thick, black smoke could be seen for miles as it billowed from this homeless encampment in east oakland near the bart tracks on east 12th street. those who live here say they grabbed what they could and headed for safety. some lost everything they had. >> i don't care about anything. i only care about the puppy. >> everything i had. everything. only got the clothes on my back. i just washed clothes and hung them up before i left. >> reporter: just before 12:30 friday afternoon, investigators got a call from an oakland police officer who saw the fire. 30 firefighters took about an hour to control it. investigators say 15 to 20 shelters burned and one dog died. they say the fire is suspicious. >> i smelled smoke. then i go out and see


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