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inside there's a lot of hugs today, that the kids seem happy to be back. heading back to school and worrying about things like homework feels a bit strange when you're dealing with the bigger life issue of losing your home. >> it's hard when the rest of the world is moving on not really noticing what's going on here, and then we're all in a state of, you know, devastation. >> reporter: yet coming back together and seeing each other is exactly what these teenagers seem to need. >> we haven't seen each other in it three weeks and, i mean, although i know that all my friends are fine, and, like, everything's okay, i want to physically, like, see them and hug them and, yeah, do all that kind of stuff. >> reporter: piner high school is one of 13 schools in santa rosa that re-opened today. the principal said they won't be throwing these traumatized kids right back into their curriculum, they will ease them back in and provide them space and counselors where they can talk if needed. >> so on a day like this, you lean more toward the heart. as you get back more into
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familiar routines, you begin to lean more toward the head and the hands and start to kind of do school back like it was. >> reporter: he estimates more than 80 students lost their homes to fire. >> all i really grabbed was, like, my wallet and charger. >> reporter: nick howard is one of them, he's now staying at a friend's house. he says he's receive ed several texts from fellow students and teachers. today he can't wait to thank them in person. >> piner high school is a great school to have people come together and all the teachers texting me, they're, like, so thankful, they feel so sorry and giving me all their love and support. that's what the school is all about. >> reporter: administrators tell me several kids are already taken advantage this morning of having the counselors here. they've been gathering in the multipurpose room to talk and connect. they expect more kids will do that later today, they say that's fine. they'll be there as long as they need them. reporting live in santa rosa, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> i'm sure it's comforting to see their friends. amy, thank you. schools in kenwood also re-opened today.
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you can see a couple more districts will re-open on monday. let's get to the numbers on containment. as we mentioned we do expect full containment by the end of the day for napa and sonoma counties. latest report has the nuns fire at 95% contained. atlas fire 98%. tubbs fire which burned between calistoga and santa rosa at 95% containment. the santa cruz sheriff's departmet is going to be releasing information today about a possible arrest in this fire, the bear fire. abc 7 news has confirmed the sheriff's office is preparing to arrest the person believed to have started that far. cal fire says first responders immediately knew this fire was suspicious. the bear fire is now fully contained. it burned just under 400 acres near the town of boulder creek. and new this morning, concord police looking for the car that hit and hurt a pedestrian. that collision happened just after 8:00 this morning on clayton road and ashbury drive. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital. police are asking people who may
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have witnessed the collision to give them a call. developing news in the south bay, look at this restaurant in san jose on fire early this morning. this is at the kfc on cropley avenue near north capital around 4:30 a.m. no one was hurt. that restaurant was closed at the time this. is obviously going to have a big impact on the people who work there. our media partner "the mercury news" reports the same kfc burned in 2009. in today's fire, "the merc" said one person saw someone possibly wiroom snghi window prior to 91 >> the concerns we have, the fire started in the dining area, somewhat unusual. we're investigating origin and cause. >> no other buildings or homes in that area got damaged. and new this morning, the twitter war between president trump and a san francisco billionaire is now heating up. the president firing back at tom stier. the wealthy environmentalist is
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spending $10 million in advertising calling for the president's impeachment. in the tv ad you see right here, he refers to president trump as a clear and danger. this morning, president trump had this response. "ba "wacky and totally unhinged tom steyer who's been fighting me and my make america great agenda from the beginning never wins elections." he fire ed back saying "i have been fighting your racism and corporate groveling from the beginning and always will." steyer sent out several more tweets urging democratic lay ma lawmakers to take action. jackie speier sending a me, too, story this morning. she was attacked as a congressional staffer and remembers the fear and shame. take a listen and a warning, this is tough to hear. >> i was working as a congressional staffer. the chief of staff held my face, kissed me, and stuck his tongue in my mouth. so i know what it's like to keep these things hidden.
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deep down inside. >> and this morning, she also tweeted "many of us have a me too story because congress has been a hostile workplace for far too long. it must stop. it's time for #metoocongress." we are catching up with representative as she travels to tennessee today, we're going to have more later on abc 7 news. this morning b.a.r.t. cracked down on people looking for a free ride, a focus enforcement at four east bay stations. see them on this map. fruitvale, coliseum, east oakland and lake merritt. officers issued 25 citations and arrested one person. matt keller joins us at the warm springs b.a.r.t. station with what is coming soon. matt? >> reporter: fare evaders are a big problem for b.a.r.t., instead of paying for a ticket people are hopping over the gates. starting in january, the long arm of the law will actually be able to reach people in trains.
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don't forget to take your ticket. b.a.r.t. is taking a new route to crack down on fare evaders. something they estimate costs the system $15 million to $25 million every year. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors adopted two ordinances last night requiring riders to have proof of payment when they're past the gates on platforms or trains. currently officers are only able to issue a citation if they see fare evasion taking place. >> i've seen that. >> reporter: you've seen people hop over the gates? >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you think? you're paying. >> yeah. >> reporter: they should pay too? >> should pay too. >> reporter: starting january 1st, b.a.r.t. police officers and community service officers will be able to ask you for your valid ticket or clipper card. if you can't, the first two times it's a civil citation, $75 for adults and $55 for minors. community service will also be an option for minors and some adults. a criminal infraction citation can be issued for adults if they receive two or more civil citations within a year. those fines can go up to $250.
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we talked with fare-paying passengers this morning, they all have the same message. >> i think it's only fair, you know, just to ensure everyone has a ticket. >> i think it's actually a good idea because then the people that pay, like, they deserve to be on it and people that don't pay should just not g able to get on for free. >> i think it's great. i pay. everybody should pay. >> reporter: the new budget will pay for enforcement, six new positions will be dedicated to catching fare evaders. reporting live at the warm springs b.a.r.t. station in fremont, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> can't say we haven't been warned. matt, thank you. still so many uncertainties about exactly what happened nearly a month ago in vegas. investigators still searching to find a motive for the massacre. a closer look at the clues emerging. and no question, it's today's hot ticket, iphone x preorders are under way. oerng oh, you didn't already order yours? get ready to wait. >> oops. hi, everybody. let's take a look outside. . we'll open the weather window on
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one area that could have poor air quality today. that's walnut creek. that's the east bay and down in the south bay. this will be our last day of poor air quality and record high temperatures. autumn's coming back. i've got a chance of rain
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it has been almost a month since we saw these terrifying images out of las vegas. people running for their lives as shots rang out at a country music festival. we know now it would turn out to
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be the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. what we still don't know is why, why would a sniper perch stories above, shoot into a crowd of people below? jessica castro is offer new insight as investigators work to get to the bottom of that question. >> reggie, tonight a special "2020" episode called "27 days later mystery in las vegas" tends to chisel away at that very big question of why. i spoke with abc news reporters about new clues and attempts to debunk conspiracy theories. it's been nearly four weeks since the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history when 64-year-old steven paddock opened fire on the las vegas strip. killing 58 people and injuring more than 50 others who were attending a country music festival. >> i was in las vegas and i actually lived in las vegas for five years. so this really hits close to home, in fact, i had some friends who were at that concert that night. the biggest question everyone has is why?
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>> the fbi, the atf and certainly the las vegas sheriff's office still does not have an answer of why. >> matt, any clue as to why the las vegas sheriff's department suspect spe isn't speaking? joe lombardo was speaking. any ideas why? >> he said things he shouldn't have said and helped raise the conspiracy theories talking act 9 fact there was no way paddock could have acted alone unless he's a superhero, saying he had an escape plan. >> what's the biggest clue you unveiled tonight, what's the biggest thing viewers will learn that's new in your investigation in this "2020" episode? >> one piece of information we have not heard anywhere, completely exclusive to this, is the first bit of audio from jesus campos, the hero security officer coming under fire by steven paddock and radioing it in. >> and abc news reporter matt dutman also tells me they put the lone gunman theory to the
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test with a man the same build and size as paddock, shooting off the same types of weapons used in the attack. out in the las vegas desert. and you'll see that and much more tonight on a special "2020" presentation, "27 days later mystery in las vegas." it airs tonight at 10:00 on abc 7 followed by abc 7 news at 111:00. i'm jessica castro, abc 7 news. >> we will be watching. thanks, jess. . on a much lighter note, lot of people talk bing about that iphone x today. want one? better act fast. preorders are under way now. why you probably won't get one next week when they go on sale. here's a live look at our east bay hills camera. yes, finally getting a little cooler this
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accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth. if that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become? i'm tom steyer, and like you, i'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. it's why i'm funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment. a republican congress once impeached a president for far less. yet today people in congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons.
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and they do nothing. join us and tell your member of congress that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. our country depends on it.
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i've been complaining to mike nicco all week, it's been hard if you don't have ac to get to sleep this week, a little warmer than usual. >> i felt your pain. i understand. >> now it's paying off. >> now you're going to be happy. you're always happy, no matter how much sleep you did or didn't get because of the heat. a lot of people in san francisco suffered because of that. there's the reason why, there it is, the marine layer is back. right mow it's pretty much hugging the coast and the golden gate bridge and kind of stops. in fact, look what it's doing to our temperatures. 13 degrees cooler. 11 now in half moon bay. everybody else a little bit cooler. will continue to be the trend as we head into the weekend. 68 ukiah. 64 san francisco. 68 san mateo. 67 in h oakland. low to mid 70s elsewhere. the coast, 57 in half moon bay. here's a look at mt. tam. see the haze out there on the spare the air day. we will have hazy sunshine and
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warm temperatures again away from the coast. cooling trend this weekend, as we'll bring autumn back into our lives. and some rain and sierra snow next week. now notice the winds. light and variable once again. so for the most part, high pressure holding on one more day. let's see what it does to our temperatures. fourth consecutive day we'll tie or set a record. monday, we missed it by one. we've been flirting with records for five straight days. we head up the peninsula, see a cooling breeze coming through the san bruno gap. look at millbrae, 79. only to mid to upper 60s along the coast today. mid to upper 70s in downtown, south san francisco. heading up to the north bay, wine country, mid to upper 80s already you get to around cloverdale and ukiah. 91 there. richmo richmond, berkeley, oakland, upper 70s. everybody else in the low to mid 80s. inland, the last area that will be cool this weekend, inland east bay neighborhoods, 87 to 91 degrees. if you're thinking about going to the coast, foggy right now.
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hazy sunshine this afternoon. look at this starting at 2:00. rip currents, sneaker waves, rough surf, beach erosion, be careful, don't turn your back on the wauter, don't go climbing o rocks. could get knocked off by breakers up to 20 feet. noon, temperature 61 at the coast. 74 to 79 elsewhere. look at these mid to upper 80s. summer-like spread developing today from the coast to inland. by 9:00, we're back in the 50s, 60s and 70s. 50s and 60s by noon. lows tonight, 48 in santa rosa, few 40s in the san ramon valley. here's what's going to happen, friday watching the storm come on in. light to moderate rain. sometimes moderate to heavy. if it comes to fruition, there's possibly an inch or two of rain in our forecast. and more than a foot of snow next weekend up in the sierra. until we get to that, still kind of warm tomorrow inland. 80s are gone sunday. and then 60s and 70s for trick-or-treating tuesday. and we'll keep it in the forecast through thursday.
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have a good one. here's reggie. >> thanks, mike. now to today's morning money report. if you're hoping to get the iphone x when it officially c e comes out next friday, what have you been doing for the past several hours? the preorder started at just after midnight. and it sold out in minutes. one of our abc 7 news producers was able to get one at 12:05 this morning. if you go on the apple website right now, it's going to take at least five to six weeks before you're going to get that pricey iphone x in your hands. and it does start at about 1,000 bucks and yes, i said starts at about 1,000 bucks. abc's rebecca jarvis said on "gma" this morning it looks like demand is going to exceed supply. >> of course this is a highly elevated phone. apple calls it revolutionary because of the facial i.d. recognition technology, you can look at the phone and automatically open it with your face. have the animojis, the no home button and of course the upgraded cameras everyone is talking about because of the selfies and augmented reality. >> i tried out the animoji with a friend who has an iphone x already, it is pretty cool.
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the iphone x is going to be in stores next friday. apple is warning you, better get in line early. helping you kick off your halloween celebration in style. still to come this midday, a sneak peek at the fun happening y where you live this weekend. nobody puts babe bein a corner but this lovable gal with a s
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everyone knows kiddie halloween is next week. this weekend is adult halloween. if you don't have plan, don't worry, we have a list of events happening this weekend with spook and a spirit. jessica castro from abc 7 mornings has ideas from partners at headline. >> are you looking for a mega-party in san francisco this halloween weekend? try the love boat halloween party friday and state night at pier 70. it's the party's tenth year anniversary. used to be called the ghost ship halloween party. the name has changed. this party's big. it's really big. this year fat boy slim will perform friday and moby will perform saturday. there are still tickets starting at $85. or for the little ones there's fun for the whole family at cal academy of sciences. trick-or-treat at night among the spooky animals or specimens. there's a sigh lealent disdo dco
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a program that helps provide free or low cost admission to all kids and families. tickets $5 f5 for adults, $35 fr kids. starts at 6:30, ends at 9:00. this weekend for the family, chinatown's halloween festival starting at 11:00 a.m. saturday and halloween at ghirardelli square starting noon on saturday. for details on these events and more, go to abc7news.com. we'll link you up with headline. i'm jessica castro, happy halloween. coming up at 4:00, it's not just shoppers roving the aisles at your local walmart. what robots are doing in california stores and the bay area company behind them. what could be a cosmic first. the mystery object spotted by nasa. that's tonight on abc b 7 news at 5:00. right now, my favorite segment of the week, perfect pet and mike is back to introduce us to this new friend. hey, mike. >> hey, reggie, hi, everybody. our featured pet today is a dog from the marin humane.
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let's introduce you to baby, this girl is a ten-year-old. her owner surrendered her unfortunately to the shelter after losing her home. volunteers say because of that, baby is shy and would do best in a home where where her new owners can be patient while she adju adjusts. baby enjoys ple s plenty of humn companionship. to make her yours, call the number on the screen. >> look at those ears. >> adorable. i thought it was mickey mouse at first. look at those ears. she's adorable. >> soohe's like did i hear somee wanted to adopt me? >> i like that, i'm all ears. >> for all us of at abc 7 news, thanks for joining us this week. "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. enjoy that beautiful weather. that's a great shot. >> can you imagine in you loose your home and identity thieves move in, it's more than an accusation, it's been confirmed by fema. i talked to two victims personally. one of them right here, richelle lamar.
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you lost your veterinarian practice. >> yes, i did, i lost my practice north county animal hospital on old redwood highway in santa rosa. and i was here applying for peop peopfema aid, they told me someone else filed using your social security number already. >> reporter: you must have been dumbfounded. >> that would be a good way of putting it, yes, michael, i was pretty much speechless for the first time in my life i think. >> reporter: we're going to continue investigating this. if you have applied to fema, and they told you that you've been a victim of identity theft, we want you to get ahold of 7 on your side.
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>> i think it's fair to say liz farley is about to have one of the most exciting days of her life. she's already won $100,000 and
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is about to come face to face with a question worth $1/4 million. will she go all the way today and make television history? it's time to find. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ let's do this. welcome to a very special episode of "who wants to be a millionaire." special because of this lovely lady from sunnyside, new york. please welcome back liz farley. [cheers and applause] otherwise known now as the otter lady for the rest of her life. you are in the middle of an incredible game, what could be a historic game. you are three questions away from $1 million. >> okay.

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