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this is a coed residential program to help people with drug and alcohol addiction and psychiatric problems. >> it's located at 291 san rafael in san rafael, east of highway 101. now we are learning more about the relationship between the suspect and one of the victims. ktvu's rob mel, is at the scene in san rafael and has been there all afternoon. he joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, julie and frank. the shooting suspect, davance lamar reed, 37-year-olds, as you said, described as a transient. he was arrested this afternoon and police have plenty of questions for him this evening. the marin county sheriff's department quickly developed a lead on the suspect responsible for the early morning shooting at the helen vine detox center in san rafael that left one staff member dead and two other employees injured. >> we do have a suspect in custody. he is a male adult.
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our investigations division is actively investigating the case. and, the i.d. of the suspect will be put out later. >> reporter: police say davance lamar reed may have been looking for a staff member identified as 30-year-old brittany mccann, who he was dating. she survived, as did 32-year- old anthony dominguez mansapit. the sheriff's department received a call around 1:30 this morning that staff were being shot at inside the helen vine detox center. when deputies arrived, they found the three victims, two male and one female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. one man was pronounced dead at the scene. the manhunt started immediately for the suspect, with the help of san rafael, novato, central marin police and a chp helicopter. the victims were then rushed to marin general. >> at this time they are being treated and hospitalized at marin general and i don't know the status currently. >> reporter: the age and name of the deceased victim has not
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been released. the sheriff's department went on to say the shooting was isolated to inside the facility and that no clients were among the injured. the helen vine detox center became part of the buckelew programs. today, they released the following statement. while it's unimaginable to think that such a horrific event occurred in one of our facilities, it's important to remember that buckelew programs has been providing safe and effective services for decades, including improving the lives of tens of thousands of people. our focus in the coming days will be on the safety and well- being of clients, staff, and family of those affected. that concern was shared by a caseworker at nearby general relief marin county. they often refer clients to helen vine. >> it's shocking to come to work and realized that there was a shooting very close to your job. and that it may be the population that you actually
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work with. >> and, back here live, davance lamar reed remains in custody at the sonoma county jail. he made admissions to police this afternoon which tied him to the crime scene. the biggest question is how he was able to get a weapon inside of that detox facility. in marin county, rob malcolm, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you. authorities say an inmate at the jail in sonoma county set a fire that sends 21 people to the hospital. the fire started at 9:00 this morning at the facility in santa rosa. investigators say 27-year-old barnaby martinez ramirez used an electrical outlet to spark a fire with toilet paper bedsheet clothing, and wooden cabinetry. ramirez along with four other inmates and 16 employees were all later treated for smoke inhalation. early voting is now closed in the bay area but drop off locations are still open for people to submit mail in ballots.
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and 7:00 tomorrow morning, 13 hours from now, polling places across the state will open for the midterm election. ktvu's cristina rendon visited the alameda county registrar of voters today and shows us how it was packed all day long with people wanting to be sure to get their vote counted. >> reporter: voters are taking advantage of drop boxes and early vote locations, and this drive-through drop stop in alameda county. drivers here waiting in line to turn in their vote. >> voting by mail has been the simplest thing ever. i used to go to the precinct, but this is so much more convenient. >> reporter: inside, the alameda county elections office is buzzing, too. >> i'm actually surprised and of people voting because i think people take voting for granted and in order to make changes in policy, we have to vote. >> we are seeing a turnout at the pace of last presidential election in november 2016. so far, we've got 200,000 early votes, and it's just monday. >> reporter: san francisco and
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contra costa counties are also predicting a similar turnout to the 2016 presidential election. marin county and santa clara counties say they see a bigger turnout compared to last midterms in 2014. in berkeley, this dropbox is so popular it has to be emptied out about every hour. >> i cofounded and i thought it was important to make sure everyone on our team had a chance to vote so we all came out together and decided to use our lunch break as a team to come out. >> reporter: voters tell us they are engaged during this election cycle because they know what can happen when people don't vote, so they are fulfilling their civic duty. >> i think it's an important thing to do. i have a voice, even though it's a small part, all the parts count. >> reporter: marin county, san francisco, contra costa, alameda, and san francisco counties say they expect a big turnout at the polls tuesday. c expect a turnout of 60% to 70%. in alameda county, cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news.
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around california, lawmakers and others are making a big push at the ballot box to solve the housing crisis. there are more than a half- dozen ballot initiatives that address various housing initiatives. >> ktvu's andre senior joins us with the different approaches aimed at trying to accomplish this goal. >> reporter: housing issues dominate the november ballot, audi of the 11 statewide propositions, four of them pro -- focus on local housing and on the statewide ballot will be proposition 1, authorizing $4 million in bonds for rental housing for low-income residents, and down payment assistance and home loans for veterans. opponents simply say the issue requires a far bigger solution. a yes vote on proposition 2 authorizes the use of money currently only used to treat people with mental illness to build housing for the mentally ill. >> when folks need to recover from their experience of homelessness, from mental addiction, is a home.
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>> you are taking treatment dollars away. >> reporter: prop five is the property tax transfer initiative, allowing homeowners 55 and older to move to more expensive homes while keeping their lower property tax bills from their old homes. the california association of realtors says it would free up modestly priced homes. opponents like this assembly man says schools and local governments with lose $100 million a year because of the lower property tax. meantime, a yes on prop 10 would get rid of the law that restricts rent control statewide. that would mean local governments who don't have rent control can start doing so if they want. >> you can make a good living as a landlord without having to do it on the backs of people, or make people homeless. >> reporter: opponents like the california apartment association says prop 10 discourages investments in new housing. san francisco will decide on prop c. this aims to fund programs for the homeless population, by taxing businesses earning more than $50 million a year. it's supporters by salesforce ceo marc benioff. >> on the companies that you knew and use, that started in
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san francisco, now it's time that we can all give back. that's what proposition c allows us to do. >> reporter: opponents -- opponents include mayor london breed and jack dorsey. san jose voters will decide on measure v. if approved, it would authorize up to $450 million in bond to fund housing construction for low income residents. but, the silicon valley taxpayers association is encouraging a no vote, saying less regulation is what's really needed. oakland voters will see measure w, a vacant property tax. if approved, it would tax properties used fewer than 50 days per year. supporters say there are more vacant properties that can raise millions for homeless services. but, the plan is opposed by property owners who say it's an unfair tax. and, two thirds of super majority is a prior -- required for the approval of measure w in oakland, another way of
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solving the crisis across the bay area. >> so many housing issues and seven different propositions to go through. >> seven across the state and locally as well. there are dozens of 24-hour locations where you can drop off mail in ballots tonight. tomorrow, polls are open from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. to find a polling place near you, go to and look under the web links section. >> join us tomorrow night for election results as a cover the major and national races right here on ktvu and ktvu plus. coming up, a new development expected to bring hundreds of units of housing to the south bay, starting at only $800 a month. but there is a catch. you would have to share some living space with your neighbors. also ahead tonight, real concerns about keeping qualified teachers in california classrooms. why many believe it's one of the biggest challenges facing the next school superintendent. election day weather coming up after the break. we'll talk about what to expect with the five-day forecast. cracking down on boats
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anchored in sausalito. and, here's a live look at the monday evening commute. this is interstate 880 in oakland moving not too bad on this monday evening. and heading over to the golden gate bridge right now, does it get any better than that? that bridge is beautiful even though it's dark right now. traffic seems to be moving along just fine.
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california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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california voters will be
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electing a new superintendent of public instruction tomorrow and one of their challenges will be qualified teachers in the classroom. >> as ktvu's tom vacar reports, teachers feel underpaid and as a result, many are calling it quits. >> reporter: the next superintendent's first and foremost john, get enough qualified teachers because everything hangs on that. but with the aloe -- average california teachers salary starting at $45,000 a year, the financial incentive to teach is not compelling, especially compared to other careers requiring a college education. >> i think there are other professions that they can go to, that they can make ends meet. >> and, the clock is tickin and so, they have more openings than they have ever had ever before. >> reporter: not only school year ends. this update from oakland tech
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high advises that the sophomore english teacher just quit. tara kinney watches state education issues for the learning policy institute, a think tank to improve learning for children. >> about 90% of demand for new teachers is driven by teachers leaving. right? and, most of that is teachers leaving before they hit retirement. teachers leaving because they are dissatisfied with their job or working conditions. >> reporter: that's true for some of the most critical disciplines, namely math and science, where far better pay area tech jobs abound. oakland schools currently do not have the problem, says a spokesman. but, it's bad for the students. >> when you've got 30 people who are directly dependent on that person to be there and be stable every day in class. and so, it multiplies the effects, perhaps. >> reporter: a study in the american educational research journal found that average,
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students whose teachers left midyear last 54 days of academic growth. that's about a third of the school year compared to kids whose teachers stayed. nationwide, california already ranks near the bottom in student to teacher ratios. that means california needs at least 100,000 more teachers, just to get to the national average. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. in sausalito, police are cracking down on mccuan that sit in richardson bay for weeks or months at a time. it's called angering out, when boat owners anger during the middle of the day. sausalito police estimate ther to owners of some of those boats and the chronicle reported that police tax dozens of anchor routes over the weekend. >> i think it has gotten a little bit out of hand. i don't think it should be eliminated. you know, we have been able to anchor out all over the world,
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and i don't think that should change your. but, those votes do pose quite -- those boats dothe risk. >> some people point out that in the expensive bay area housing market, a boat on the water is a home of last resort for dozens of people in sausalito. sausalito police say they will start first by removing votes that are clearly abandoned. a portion of highway 9 remains close this evening as firefighters battle a timber fire. the fire was first reported saturday night in the northern area of the paradise park neighborhood near uc santa cruz. residents there were evacuated cal fire says the fire has burned 17 acres and is only 30% contained. cal fire says an emergency responder was injured fighting the fire. chp says highway 9 between golf club drive and glengarry road is closed until further notice. we are taking a look at the weather now. election day tomorrow. temperatures today, generally
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warmer than yesterday by a few degrees. these are the numbers we are looking at. 80 in fairfield, 80 in antioch, temperatures tomorrow, just about the same. mid-70s, upper 70s, low 80s. the thing to note for tomorrow if you're thinking of voting and where to go, in the morning, it will be chilly, and the afternoon, warm. but no inclement weather that would keep you away from the polling places. but, if you look at some parts of the east coast, a different story. as you look outside right now, a beautiful evening. you can see the tower right there in the distance, and no fog coming in. without that fog, you have a nice kind of warm evening in san francisco. this is how it looks across the country as we head into tomorrow, and you can see that this system is going to move up into the northeast. and as it does, that's going to set us up with some wet weather there in the northeast. so, that's the story.
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we'll see you back in the five- day. a pedestrian was hit by a truck and killed in san francisco's north beach neighborhood. police say the driver of a big rig hit a woman shortly after 12:30 this afternoon at the corner of paul and vallejo. the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. police say the pedestrian death happened a block away from another pedestrian crash this morning that killed a motorcyclist before 6 a.m. authorities in contra costa county identified a teenager killed in a traffic accident friday in antioch. dickstein-year-old javier ross of antioch was a passenger in a pickup truck when it collided with a tesla. the accident happened friday afternoon on -- near desiree boulevard. his sister, 19-year-old kylie ross, was driving. she and another passenger were hospitalized with non-life- threatening injuries. police say the pickup truck was speeding when the crash happened, and they don't believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. a gofundme page has been set up for the ross family. according to the page, kylie ross has been released now from
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the hospital. they say the money will go toward funeral costs and further medical care for kylie. a high-speed chase ended in oakland today with the suspect's vehicle submerged in water. the chase started in san leandro and ended on northbound 880 south of high street. highway patrol tried to make a routine traffic stop. that's when the gray seven- series bmw took off. the chase reportedly reached speeds of up to 100 miles an hour and ended when the into a channel right next to the interstate. the driver was not seriously hurt and was taken into custody. still ahead, lowe's announces plans to close dozens of underperforming stores. after the break, we'll tell you about the locations being affected. later in sports, we will hear from kevin durrant on the warriors' success and consistency this season. and, a bay area artist filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit after his historic
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mural is painted over. 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 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. big corporations are making. and just got a huge tax break. but the middle class is struggling. prop c is a common-sense plan. the top 1% of businesses pay their fair share to tackle homelessness for all of us. companies with revenue greater than $50 million pay,
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not small businesses or homeowners. the prop c plan is supported by the democratic party, nancy pelosi & dianne feinstein vote "yes" on c. big corporations pay for it, not you.
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stocks were mostly higher on wall street but apple's struggles continued. the dow was up 190, nasdaq down 28, s&p 500 gained 15. apple shares fell nearly 3% in more fallout from their weak earnings announcement last week. tesla is cutting the price of its autopilot option on its cars. the price tag for the future is
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now $5500, down from $7000. the driver assistance includes automatic parking, lane change help, and traffic aware cruise control. the company is also offering a free 30 day trial for drivers who have never tried the future before. home improvement store lowe's announced because as a plan to close dozens of stores across the country. ktvu's jesse gary shows us which bay area locations will be affected. >> reporter: the closing of lowe's came to -- came as a shock to customers in the bay area. >> this was the last location i thought would go. >> reporter: monday, lowe's management announced the closing of 51 stores in the u.s. and canada. mostar north of the border, four in the golden state, including one in san francisco and one on newhall drive. in a statement, officials say the closings improve the overall health of the store portfolio, and grow our core home improvement business.
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>> this is a reasonable assumption that somebody screwed up. and, this is the best that they can figure out. >> reporter: san jose strategic management robert chapman was says lowe's has been struggling against the goliath that is home depot, and the growth of e- commerce. as an attempt to stop the bleeding, managers in august asked the entire orchard supply hardware chain of stores. >> it's depressing. lows has closed a couple of stores. orchards has closed. it's getting hard to find a >> reporter: profitmained elusi managers to turn the cut inward in an attempt to right the ship. >> new people come in, they see the big sprawl of problems, and they figured they can't really solve them all. so, they get rid of some of them, by getting rid of the whole piece of the business. >> reporter: company officials say impacted workers will be allowed to transfer to other stores or be offered severance packages. executives say closing the
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underperforming stores allows them to focus on and strengthen remaining 2300, which will transform the company. it could also inadvertently push loyal customers to the competition. >> where am i going to go shopping? i guess the last man standing for a lot of these home products. >> reporter: this as the realities of brick and mortar stores closing hits home just before the holidays. jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. >> ktvu fox 2 news at 6:30 starts next. accusing on the female and latino voting communities. last-minute efforts to get them to the polls amid a push for record turnout. and it's not just local races. all 435 seats are up for grabs in the house and 35 in the senate, with the balance of power in congress at stake.
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now to our top stories. one man is dead and another man is in custody after a triple shooting at a detox center in san rafael.
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the shooting happened this morning at the helen vine rehab center. the suspect has been identified as 37-year-old davance lamar reed, a transient. a man and woman who worked in the center were injured at the shooting and a third victim, a man who also worked at the center, was killed. investigators say the suspect may have been in a romantic relationship with a woman who was killed. california voters will vote on a range of issues meant to help the housing crisis in tomorrow's election. proposition one would authorize $4 billion in bonds for housing for low income people and veterans. prop two would mental -- mental illness to build housing for the mentally ill. prop five would allow homeowners 55 and older to keep lower property tax assessments if they move, and prop 10 would lift restrictions on rent control statewide. >> early voting has been high across the bay area and the country and voter turnout for the midterm election is expected to be high as well.
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the alameda county registrar of voters was buzzing today with people dropping off their ballots. overall, they area counties are predicting a 60% to 70% turnout and unusually high percentage for a midterm election. >> you are watching ktvu fox 2 news at 6:30. experts say the polarizing state of national politics seems to be galvanizing certain voting blocs, including latinos and women. >> and, they are expecting big numbers at the polls. >> reporter: getting immigrants, especially latinos to the polls, advocates with siren have been working toward that goal for months. they registered 15,000 new voters, send 3500 texts, and knocked on 5000 doors. they think come election day they will be a force to be reckoned with. >> we hold the collective power to shift the political landscape in our region and our state. we don't consider ourselves the sleeping giant, we are the giant. >> community organizers say it's the political landscape that has galvanized them. for some latino voters, it has
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been immigration issues like detention centers and the migrant caravan. but they are not alone. women voters are also rallying in large numbers. a woman with women's much san jose. >> there has been a lot of mobilization that hasn't been there before, from personal experience. i have seen my friends go out and canvas not just in their own neighborhood, but travel to different districts. >> they say even though this is a midterm election, there seems to be a lot at stake. >> certain rights are under attack, and people do feel that it is necessary to be more vocal in order to protect what we have. >> kavanaugh, certainly a cultural issue, immigration of culture, also an economic one. these are some of the big flashpoint in american politics today. >> reporter: garrett -- was san jose state university believes voter turnout will be high across the board but says there
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may be the widest gender gaps since the 1950s, with early polls showing more yen -- mormon skewed more republicans and more women democrats. >> certainly you will see a lot of women turning out to vote. that has been clear early on. a lot of the voters are women and we will see a high gender gap. and those again can be the things that tip the outcome in these races. >> santa clara county has already set a new record for the number of registered voters there. we will find out whether that translates to a new record at the polls. in the south bay studios, and -- ann rubin, ktvu fox 2 news. dianne feinstein was at city hall to drop off her ballot. she's running against fellow democrat state senator kevin de leon. while talking to reporters, the senator urged everyone to get to the polls and vote. the final poll by the uc berkeley institute of governmental studies out last
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week found feinstein is ahead among likely voters, with 45% support. state senator kevin de leon has 36%, but 19% say they are still undecided. president trump is out on the campaign trail tonight. he spoke before a large crowd in cleveland, ohio this afternoon, before heading to indiana and missouri to turn out republican voters. in the house, all 435 seats are up for grabs and more than a third of the seats are up for grabs in the senate. 36 states are voting on their next governor. while president trump is not on the ballot, the results will be seen as a referendum on his administration. >> the contrast on this election could not be more clear. democrats produce mom's, republicans produced jobs. >> how we conduct ourselves in public life is on the ballot. how we treat other people is on the ballot. >> former president obama campaigns in virginia today alongside senator tim kaine,
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urging young voters to head to the polls tomorrow. >> and, joining us now is political science professor at sonoma state university, david mccuan. so much at state nationally, like the balance of power in congress. how do you see that playing out tomorrow? >> well, we certainly think democrats being historically the out party has been well into midterm elections. we think that democrats will have some type of wave. it might be a small wave, middle wave. polling has been all over the map but certainly, the senate is much more difficult territory for democrats.'s will change the dynamic in washington, d.c., if democrats take the house, that will challenge the trump administration. we would then expect a set of wholesale changes at the administration itself shortly that? if democrats win the house, all of the sudden a democrat will head up all of the committees. what kind of an impact will that have on president trump's agenda? when we w00, you are saying we going to have more investigations and as bad as
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things are right now they could in your opinion get worse. >> that's right. because we'll have the 2020 at the backdrop of what's going on. you have democrats who will have felt the need to push back on this administration. they have been in the minority. the minority party in the house does not have much power. they could subpoena tax records if they wanted to do that. if they subpoena tax records, those tax records that the president aren't provided, then you go into contempt of congress. now this all riles up with what's happened in the judiciary committee and the house will become much more partisan than even we have seen much so far. it will be a pushback between the white house, democrats in the house, if they take the when the government runs out of money on december 7 door if the president gaston of the supreme court nominee next year. >> david, polls show there are late momentum for democrats, the so-called blue wave. how much can we were the -- really rely on these polls? >> democrats rely on voters that are more episodic or emerging during midterm elections. we see younger voters for example and they drop off their
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voting is like a habit. it isn't something you do automatically or if you want to addiction. that does not happen. voting for some of those blocks in the democratic party scatter all over the map. that's what democrats are relying on in so many races. they do have a lot of money, they do have high enthusiasm. as we saw on the lead in piece, women will play a very important role if they win the democratic house tomorrow. >> let's talk california. it certainly appears that lieutenant governor gavin newsom will become our new governor if the polls are to believed. also there could be the possibility that the democrats could get the super majority in the state senate. they will likely continue to keep their super majority in the assembly. what will all that mean when it comes to us here in california? >> democrats for example are not kind of all of one brush. there will be a number of democrats in the white majority, the super majority if you will, vetoproof majority, in really the assembly and the
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senate. what that means is, you are going to have a lot of negotiations and if gavin newsom is elected governor, he doesn't have a lot of deep allegiances within the legislature itself. so, he's going to have to build those alliances. if he doesn't come he is going to have to go to the ballot to allow someone like arnold schwarzenegger who could not get things through the legislature and went through the measure ballot process. we could see that develop not right away but over a period of 6 to 12 months. >> david mccuan talking to is live from sonoma state. we appreciate your time tonight, thank you. >> be sure to join us tomorrow numbers. lection coverage from then switch over to ktvu for the 10:00 and 11:00 news. and if you are not in front of the tv, we will have full coverage on our website, coming up, a new style of apartments, to the south bay well below market prices. see where you might find this less-expensive living arrangement reminiscent of a college dorm. also, a device that can
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accomplish more in hours than humans can do in days. it's called a aquamog and is being used in golden gate park, working to eradicate an invasive species. 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. recently, more than $20 million has been spent in the race for superintendent of public instruction to attack my friend tony thurmond's record. well, i've worked with tony, and no one is more qualified to lead our state's schools. that's why tony thurmond is the only candidate and the california democratic party. because tony will stand up to the donald trump-betsy devos agenda and has always protected our local public schools. join me in voting
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for tony thurmond. let's put our kids first.
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a bay area muralist has filed a $5 million federal lawsuit against the new and former owners of a san jose shoe store for painting over his mural. the mural was painted on the side of a story road building 30 years ago by artist jose velasquez. it was called mural delarosa and depicted history by
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showcasing local heroes including cesar chavez. the artist's attorney says building owners violated state and federal laws that protect artist's work when they painted over the mural last august. the attorney says under state and federal law, the artist of a work of visual art must be given written notice before any alteration, defacement, modification, damage, or destruction to that work of visual art is taken. downtown san jose is getting a new trendy apartment building which will offer luxury amenities and below market rent. each resident will be sharing a kitchen and living room with at least a dozen other people. the co-living building will be located on bassett street, three blocks from the caltrain station. the buildings will have 800 units, making it the largest co- living building in the world. it's amenities include cleaning and laundry service and dog walking. rooms are expected to rent for as little as $800 a month and
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up to $2500 for a larger unit. the developer, star city, has similar smaller buildings in mexico. the one in san jose is set to break ground earlier next year and is set to open in 2021. still ahead tonight, an aquatic weed wacker in san francisco's golden gate park. park and rec says the device can help revive lakes being choked by non-native species. and we've got the forecast that includes election day. plus, beyond that, temperatures are sure to stay in the above average range in the five-day forecast. coming up at 7:00 on ktvu plus, from cyberspace to retail space. the new store opened in berkeley, featuring some of amazon's highest rated products. and, mexican drug lord el chapo guzman is about to stand trial in new york city. coming up, protections for the men and women who may serve as jurors.
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it's called a -- an aquamog. an aquatic vehicle now floating in san francisco's golden gate park. and it's meant to take on invasive weeds. >> ktvu's christien kafton shows us how it works and why crews say is necessary to save native vegetation that is being choked out. >> reporter: with the treads and claw, you might think it's a backhoe. but then, it pushes off and starts floating out into northlake in golden gate park. it's claw, pulling up huge clumps of the invasive plant by the root. >> the water primrose got established on the shoreline of north lake, and has into the lake itself. and, was nearly co entire water body surface. >> reporter: the aquamog is able to do in hours what would
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take days for workers to do by hand. over the years, water primrose has crept into northlake, slowly crowding the local plants. >> oh, it will completely take over. no doubt about it. it can't root deeply into the lake so it's well adapted to sort of grow on top of itself, to spread into the middle of the lake. >> reporter: despite its size, san francisco parks and rec say the cruise manning the aquamog can be remarkably precise, with biologist on hand, keeping an eye out for fish, and other wildlife, workers can yank out clumps of the invasive plant. >> the aquamog can get a lot of roots out of the substrate of the lake. >> reporter: in just a matter of hours, with a portion of the lake's surface free from water primrose, water -- wildlife began moving back in, looking for a new home and place to grab a quick bite. >> there's species already swooping down, taking down insights -- insects from above
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the lake and more dabbling ducks that have come in. >> reporter: the water primrose clearing should cost somewhere around $117,000. they have been working for more than a decade to eradicate water primrose. the hope is by snatching it up by the root, it will help manage it in the years to come. crews expect the work to take about a month and then will be moving on to other lakes in golden gate park, overrun by water primrose. in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. >> now we know what the aquamog is. let's go over to chief meteorologist bill martin in the weather center, tracking the weather and another beautiful day around the bay area. >> it really was and continues that way over the next couple of days as we continue with this dry pattern. below the fire weather criteria pattern, which is good, and more mild weather. so, the highs today, we've talked about them more than once but they bear repeating because these babies are going to roll through the next week basically with upper 70s, low 80s, and maybe some mid-70s.
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generally, a really, really nice mild weather pattern. the weather looks great, a cool start to the morning for sure as we have seen the last couple of mornings. we are going to look at temperatures that could easily make it into the mid-40s in some of the cooler spots, around santa rosa. a little bit of patchy fog trying to form at the coast, but it's really not trying to take hold, not establishing itself. and this is that big high pressure ridge. i talked about it last night. that's big. and, there's nothing really to break it down this week. nothing. so, there is going to be just this kind of mild pattern. temperatures cooled a couple of degrees yesterday, but overall, this is the way it goes for election day tomorrow. and then really for the rest of the week. right into the bay area weekend. so, we've got a nice looking pattern that will keep you on the warm side, but hopefully not too hot, and certainly not too wet. because there is no rain in the long-range forecast. even when i go way out, i have trouble finding rain. don't fear too much because the
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long-range models this time of year have a tendency to adjust a lot, make some changes. hopefully, something will break loose soon but in the meantime, we are in a no rain pattern. no fog at the coast or very little, if any. the model drops in, the color for temperatures. i like this map because you can see the microclimates basically going away. almost everybody is yellow. you can get some 60s and oranges. a nice, mild day tomorrow with temperatures like these which were more like today. 69 in sausalito, 70 in richmond, 78 in walnut creek. and, you get the idea. lots of warmth, lots of good weather for your voting day. no excuse not to vote tomorrow, and i hope you do. i think my first election was jimmy carter. and, i had just turned 18. >> do you know what? i came home. >> and it was a big because back then, 18-year-olds had just been getting the boat. i marched down and have been
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voting every year since then. >> i remember coming home from school, and turning on the tv. and back then, they would give the forecast before the polls closed in california so i knew that carter had already gotten killed in a landslide so i did not bother voting. >> isn't that crazy? the voting age had just switched. >> not good that that used to happen. thank you. coming up, the warriors battle the grizzlies tonight at oracle arena, trying to stay undefeated. joe has a game preview coming up next in sports. california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california.
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all right. warriors getting ready to play. they are 9-1, taking on the grizzlies tonight at home. >> always a good night when the grizzlies are playing. i know frank can't wait to go watch it. trying to improve on the best record in the nba, they get their first look of the season at the memphis grizzlies. the supporting cast of the warriors have evolved but the big guns seem to be mashing better than ever before. in their third year together, a couple of league mvps, steph curry and kevin durant have almost taken turns with their monster gains. one night, curry going for 51 against washington, the next night, the rand scoring 51 against the knicks. then, klay thompson and chicago.
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but, you don't see any jealousy when it's one guy's night and the other guys are playing supporting roles. how do the players handle this incredible collection of talent? >> just the feel of how the game is going. the point guards. i play that position that whole -- he has played that position his whole life so he understands the flow of the game. i feel like i have that same iq and knowledge for basketball. that's why it works so well when you've got guys that know the game and flow and know how to play as a team to help everybody else. >> it's another week in which the remaining raters on the roster will have to dig deep for a character test. oakland will host the chargers sunday after a beat down by the 49ers last thursday night. "her backs were sacked eight times in that game, that is one more than the entire rater team has this year. on the other side of the ball, nick mullins madethe highest quarterback ratings than anyone else making their first start since the merger back in the 1970s. add to the rater woes, the
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latest over the weekend, eating sachar -- sacker bruce irving was released, making it evermore obvious that it's only about future seasons in a place other than the oakland coliseum. but, for the 53 guys on the roster, there is still half the season to be played. >> each week, it seems like there is something new that we've got to get over. a new adverse situation. but, that's part of pro sports. that's part of life. guys have to adapt, new guys have to step up. >> we still have to play this week. we've got to play the rest of the season and so far from there, just take it one thing at a time and not trying to let that distract us from anything. baseball's winter meetings begin tomorrow, a time when trade talks usually start to heat up. the giants who are in need of a lot of things do not have a general manager in place after the removal of bobby evans. one name has surfaced as someone the giants may be targeting.
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according to an report, the giants are on the verge of offering the job to the number two guy in charge of the dodgers. he has been part of a dodgers effort that has been combining key free agents with a strong firm system, and a strong commitment to baseball analytics. bryce harper is one of the big fish in this year's market. the yankees, the team that usually makes a run at the high profile free agents will take a pass on the bidding for harper. you would expect harper to be on the giants' wish list but the cardinals, braves, and phillies are considered to be higher on harper's list. the free agent signing period starts saturday. lots of unusual football plays over the weekend. in case you missed them, we start in columbus, ohio. the cornhuskers' caleb light born is kicking off, but he whiffs. ohio state, this involves the 31 yard line, putting the score, the 10th-ranked buckeyes did survive, 36-31. we stay in ohio with heidelberg, a division iii school at john carroll. austin baker kicks from his own end zone.
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the ball goes end zone to end zone. officially, a 95 yard punt. despite the effort, they lost, 27-0. iowa state had a pretty good weapon on display saturday against kansas. throwing to the 6'6" hakeem butler, not only can he get the ball, he can flick away. anybody who has any ideas about tackling him, two touchdowns on the day for butler. if you missed this last night, tom brady to julian edelman. behind the line of skirmish, allowing julian edelman to throw back across the field to james white. look at the blocker set up for white. that's the whole team on the screenplay. white came up short from the end zone but the patriots were the winners over the packers. in case you missed it. >> joe, thanks. see you later, everyone. >> coverage continues at 7:00 on ktvu plus. good night. denny's super slam is just $6.99. ♪ $6.99 are you out of your mind? ♪ eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage and buttermilk or pumpkin pancakes.
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