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fires are 99% contained. cal fire expects full containment on all north bay fires by today. coming up on 4:30. let's get more on your halloween forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> i like your brighter colors. i'm the dark one on the set. kind of interesting. hi, everybody, here is a look at the exploratorium camera at pier 15. not a solid deck of clouds. we will see more sunshine today and because of that we are going to be warmer. now, this morning temperatures running from 47 to 51 degrees, notice at noon slower breezes, brighter conditions, 57 do 62. we will say 57 at the coast but 66 to 69, much warmer this afternoon. by 7:00 we are around 53 to 59 degrees. we will take a look at your hour by hour trick-or-treating forecast next. coming up we have just got word of some road work that was the golden gate bridge, i just flipped off of that a little too quickly approaching the toll plaza at the eastbound direction -- i should say northbound direction of 101 at
the golden gate bridge, road work there. we just got word from chp that this accident near grant line on the altamonte pass has been cleared, just a little slowed traffic approaching. i checked your ace train number 1 left on time is headed towards lay tlop on time. that's a great alternate if you don't feel like driving 580 this month. developing news out of antioch now where police are investigating a deadly shooting. this happened around 8:00 last night on pepper tree way, a few blocks south of antioch high school. one person was killed. police have not released any information about a possible suspect. this is your heads up officiallies, you may want to fill up your tank today. >> california's new gas tax starts tomorrow and prices at the pump are supposed to jump by double digits. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live in concord this morning. >> reporter: good morning. we've been telling people here at this gas station how smart they are to fill up today but they didn't even know what was
happening. they are just here today because they need gas. starting tomorrow gas is going to cost more. our gas tax goes into effect tomorrow, it's 12 cents more a gallon, 20 cents morton diesel. this is california's new gas tax. the drivers we have talked to today about it are less than thrilled. >> that's crazy. that sucks. i mean, i guess it's good for our roads, i guess, but isn't there enough tax money that goes into the roads? yeah, that's ridiculous. >> reporter: this is to pay for our roads. the tax is expected to bring in $52 billion over the next ten years to pay for road improvements. electric vehicles don't have to pay this tax, but you do have to pay $100 a year to go toward road maintenance. again, starting tomorrow, 12 cents more a gallon, fill up today if you can. reporting live in concord, amy
hollyfield, abc 7 news. bart's new fare inspection program will cost the agency $740,000 a year. >> it's police chief does not think it will be effective at least at first. that's according to sfgate.com. a $75 fine starts on january 1st. six inspectors were fired to go person to person asking for proof of payment. keep in mind there are 46 stations and 420,000 passengers every day. carlos rojas says it doesn't add up but changes are likely. the goal is to recoup the $25 million bart -- dollars that bart claims it loses every single year to evaders. this morning president trump is working to distance himself from former campaign leaders. it comes after that double indictment of paul manafort and rick gates and a third person pleaded guilty in what's pointing to the first evidence that members of the trump campaign directly coordinated with russians to collect dirt on opponents. abc news reporter janai norman
explains. >> reporter: former trump campaign chairman paul manafort and one time deputy campaign manager rick gates both charged in a sweeping 12-count indictment of conspiracy against the united states, money laundering and failing to register as agents for a foreign government. both former campaign leaders pled not guilty to the charges unrelated to the air tift working on the trump campaign, but the biggest break in the investigation led by special counsel robert moouller --ulleu- revelation that george papadopoulos worked with suspected russian agents and denied it to the fbi. >> george papadopoulos is an oil and energy consultant, excellent guy. >> reporter: papadopoulos seen a few seats from donald trump at a national security meeting pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the fbi and has been secretly cooperating. according to the fbi in april
2016 russians told papadopoulos they had dirt on hillary clinton and thousands of e-mails long before they were made public. the day after that meeting donald trump gave his first foreign policy speech with an emphasis on russia. >> i believe an easing of tensions, improved relations with russia from a position of strength only is possible, absolutely possible. >> according to court filings papadopoulos reported to four senior campaign managers or policy advisers as he worked to set up a meeting between then candidate donald trump and russian president vladimir putin. janai norman, abc news, washington. happening today execs from facebook, google and twitter will testify before congress on russia's use of the social media platforms to the 2016 election. facebook will tell the judiciary committee that 126 million of its users may have seen content produced and circulated by russian operatives. that is a lot more than previously disclosed.
these are images of some of the ads. google will say that russian troll farms bought $4700 in ads and uploaded over 1100 videos to youtube. san francisco supervisors will consider a resolution calling for congress to bring impeachment proceedings against president trump. t points to his firing of former fbi director james comey. the trump campaign's ties to russian interests and the president's financial interests. rich manned, oakland, al immediate la, santa cruz have passed similar resolutions. in berkeley the city council will consider a change to the police department's use of force policy. it would require officers to file reports in any confrontation where they use physical force. right now they only have to do it if someone is injured or a weapon is used. supporters say it police more en countabaccountab a suspect is in custody for a string of strong armed robberies targeting senior citizens.
this is a robber caught in the act. police say that's 21-year-old lawrence carter who yanked a necklace from a victim's neck. he faces multiple count including robbery, elderly abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. they are urging other possible victims to come forward. voters may have the final say over california's sanctuary state law. supporters of a ballot initiative to overturn it can begin collecting signatures. the law limits the ability of state and local police to work with federal immigration authorities. the initiative's backers say it undermines the federal government and protects criminals. they have until january 3rd to collect 336,000 valid signatures for the initiative to appear on the ballot next november. let's take a look at the temperatures around san francisco. 51 in west portal, castro, mission, 53, sunny side 52, we have also got 53 the bayview, ferry building about 54 degrees. look at the golden gate, it is
so much calmer here than it was yesterday. we had winds up to 20 miles per hour. they are like 4 to 5 right now, so the sea breeze is backing off just a little bit. that means it will be cold this morning to mild this afternoon if you're exercising. around the bay much calmer, no small craft advisory and our beaches will see more sunshine. that's part of the activity planner. we know the biggest activity today is not dranken stein dancing or doing the running man but trick-or-treating as we head through the afternoon and evening hours. the sun sets at 6:11 temperatures 55, you will drop down to 51 by 9:00, 58 around the bay at 6:00, you will drop down to 55, 63 inland and you will drop down to 54 degrees. watch out for the great pumpkin about 8:00 and those gooulish gangs 9:00. >> 69 fresno and la, 57 tahoe. remember the big snowstorm coming with the greatest amount of snow it looks like it will fall saturday night and into sunday morning. up in the highest elevations 1 to 2 feet. we will see what this storm does
for us coming up next. here is sue. san rafael where we have a live look at our camera past the northgate mall up towards the civic center. you are looking at about a 15 minute drive from san rafael into san francisco. you will encounter road work up over spencer near the robin williams tunnel, right lane there that's due to the picked up in 20 minutes or so, but traffic is flowing nicely here. a first look at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet, just a couple cars stacked up in the left hand toll lanes. we will also take a look at your drive out of tracy, a little bit of red there on your road sensors, up and over the altamonte, earlier accident now cleared. we told you about two sailors who say they were stranded at sea for five months before they finally got rescued. questions are being raised about whether their story is totally true. >> also black face or a halloween costume gone wrong? you're going to hear from a local store employee after a controversial costume goes viral. as the north bay rebuilds,
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an emergency radio beacon aboard their sailboat but it was never activated. one of them says that they didn't activate it because they never felt like they were truly in distress. there are also questions about a tropical storm the women say they encountered, there is no record of any severe weather along their course. abc 7 news has obtained exclusive video of an employee at staples explaining why she's wearing dark makeup that many people say looks like black face. a customer took this picture friday at the staples in pleasant hill. in video you will see only on abc 7 news she explains her motive behind that potentially offensive costume. >> what is your costume supposed to be? >> i'm a beauty shop customer. >> a beauty shop customer. >> yeah, you know, getting -- >> why is your face black. >> pardon? >> why is your face black? >> this is a charcoal mask. >> okay. looks -- >> have you seen them? >> no, it looks like black face to me. >> oh, no. no. no. >> oh, no, no, no rk, is right.
just before the video the employee told the customer that she could also be a napa fire spa guest. she wasn't actually a staples employee, but a contractor hired to promote hp products. both staples and the company that hired her, market source, have apologized. the employee has been suspended. 4:44. for many of us halloween will be the same as it always is but in the north bay it's a way to escape for a night. cornell bernard shows us incredible events to put a smile on kids faces this year. >> reporter: maybe the best pumpkin bowling ever at this halloween carp val. first day back for students at jack london elementary since the fires. >> the kids are excited this time of year and a lot of the children have been through a lot of stuff. >> they brought their daughters, their school in coffey park was damaged in the fires, jack london will be their new school, but it was just time to be a
kid. quality time in the bounce house and face painting. >> we painted pumpkins, saw some of our friends. >> reporter: the event sponsored by the boys and girls club of central sonoma county. >> so many of these young people have been out of their homes or lost their homes so we wanted to give them a halloween costume which isn't that important if you lost your house but to a kid that can make all the difference in the world. >> reporter: jeannie says family traditions were not lost in the fire. >> we still will be going trick-or-treating in a different neighborhood with a couple of our friends. we're going to keep it normal as possible. >> reporter: one santa rosa neighborhood wants displaced families to spend halloween with them. tina is stocking up on lots of candy and putting the invite out on social media. the austin creek community in rankin valley welcomes all. >> i heard a little six-year-old that told her grandfather that halloween is going to have to be canceled this year and that just broke my heart. >> they are planning a giant halloween block party, a fun
normal halloween after a very scary month. in santa rosa, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. the installation of new security cameras at dlos park in san francisco is under way. the cameras started to go up in the recently renovated park in the last week or so, it's part of an effort by the city to reduce crime following a shooting in august that injured three people. officials also hope the cameras will help reduce graffiti. ironically one of the poles with the camera on it had been tagged recently, as you can see. the city spent $250,000 on those cameras. happening today the san francisco public utilities commission will outline their strategy as the city prepares for the start of the rainy season. they're going to be at flood prone areas including 17th and full some streets at 10:30 this morning where barricades go up every year to prevent flooding. the strategy called rain ready sf is a combination of planned infrastructure improvements, coordinated city services and innovative programs. that will provide residents and businesses with the resources
they need to reduce the risk of flooding. going to take a look at that halloween weather forecast. >> a couple things to think about before the rain gets here, because of the breezy conditions yesterday a lot of leaves fell so what you can do around your house, make sure you clear those leaves from the drains and gutters, check your tires and wipers and brakes for that matter and please slow down as the storm is coming in friday and lasting through possibly monday now. notice the winds, much lighter today, less than 10 miles per hour. in fact, 5 miles per hour or less. there's still a slight bit of a sea breeze so temperatures won't get out of control yet but we will see a lot more 70s down in the south bay, inland east bay, north bay and about 64 to 68 around the bay, 59 along the coast, 62 in san francisco. let's take a look at what's going to happen tonight, cloud cover, you can see it right around the bay into the north bay, temperatures running from 42 in santa rosa to 52 in san francisco. most will be in the mid to upper 40s. storm impact scale friday
through monday morning, rain occasional downpours, half inch to an inch of rain for most of us. turn your irrigation systems off now. in fact, the evaporation rate in fact, the evaporation rate this time of year is almost negligib negligible. a lot of light rain, patchy and drizzle friday morning for the commute, not much in the way of steady rain except from lake and mendocino county during the day. during the overnight hours through saturday morning we get steadier rain, by saturday evening it's out of here. most of sunday morning is quiet and then you can see by noon all the way through about 6:00 that's when another push of steady rain comes on through. we'll take a look at those rainfall amounts next in my forecast. let's take a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast right now. we will get to possibly 70 inland today, tomorrow and thursday with 60s elsewhere. 50s and 60s friday and that will pretty much about the case as temperatures stay below average with that wet pattern. hi, suh.
>> good morning. it's pretty quiet out there, i don't want to jinx it, but we have got pretty clear conditions this early tuesday morning. san matteo bridge looking good, 14 minutes is your drive time from hayward over towards foster city across the causeway there and up the high-rise. here is walnut creek, wills a good ride, about 8 minutes from concord to the 24 interchange if you're headed southbound on 680 that live shot is past north main to 24 there. we will take a look at our maps with a little bit of slowing out of tracy, we had an earlier accident, tow truck is on the scene at grant line, trying to get those cars, they are cleared out of lanes, but you may have some looky loos. ace train running on schedule this morning out of the central valley. toyota's research institute will test self driving cars at gomentum station in concord according to a tech crunch report. the facility occupies part of the abandoned naval pep ons station. tests will focus on toyota's chauffeur and guardian
autonomous driving systems. chauffeur drives the car on its own, guardian helps a human driver avoid accidents. a pilot tries to land a passenger plane in powerful cross winds. smiles, hugs and helping hand. this is a lot more than just a clothing store for north bay fire victims. going, going, almost gone. time running out if you want to spend your halloween getting loft. first this morning's "techbytes." in today's "techbytes" the latest launch of a stat lie by spacex. the launch is being called a success des fight a small fire when it landed, it's its 16th space kpmt launch of the year. >> they are part of the company's efforts to develop fully reusable rockets. >> nasa has your sound track for halloween. >> the agency is getting into the spirit with spooky pounds from outer space, they were taken as the juno spacecraft approached jupiter. there you go. instagram has rolled out a new feature for halloween. >> super zoom allows users to
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a gob listen in the history of the world. it's always in news stories like we expect a goblin to come to your door. >> there are adorable grapes, there are adorable little witches, adorable owls and pikachus. we want to see your halloween costumes, your kids and dogs and cats. add the #abc7now to your pictures so we can find them and share them on air and online as well. if you're looking for fun today check out this view from drone view 7. that is a corn maze at the petaluma pumpkin patch. >> it feels like i'm on soren. >> you need orange essence on your face. off highway 101 on story point road. the owner tells us that he plans this maze to grow just in time for halloween and after tonight he's going to mow it all to the ground. a boutique has come up with a fashion forward way to help victims of the north bay wildfires. >> these are amazing clothes and
clothes that any woman would feel blessed to wear and i certainly feel blessed to wear them. >> gina's boutique created a pop up shop to donate a few items. the effort has provided hundreds of items to women. everything is donated and free. the owner says it's not about the clothes but about helping women get their lives back together. who wouldn't love this idea. >> i love that. that's awesome. president trump is celebrating his first halloween at the white house. giant spiders and webs hanging from the falls, jack owe land terse were scattered across the west lawn and mice music. president trump and first lady ma lana trump handed out treats to some youngsters yesterday, the goodies included m and m's and home baked cookies. the favorite costume was a skeleton wearing a make america great cap. >> what's the person next to him. >> a black body suit. >> how does secret service vet
all of those costumes. >> i don't know. that second kid wouldn't have made it through my secret service. >> i heard monster mash this morning. here is a look at roof camera. let me tell you what's going to happen, brighter, calmer, warmer today, almost high temperatures through thursday and then two storms will hit us friday through monday. if you are in concord looks really nice, it's 5:00, 70, but i think a lot of people start heading out about 6:00 once the parents get home. 66, you will drop into the upper 50s by the time trick-or-treating is over. with the first storm you can see we get a quarter to a half inch and then once we pile on the second storms, two-thirds to an inch and a half of rain by monday. we are headed back outside again to the san matteo bridge, everything is looking good here. we have road work in lanes and this is 680 through the la vorn in a area or i should say the alamo area. looks good through walnut creek, not a problem if you are a little bit farther north, they should be picking that up rather shortly. slowing out the tracy, a tow
truck near grant line trying to clear out an accident that is out of lanes pushed to the center divide but you are seeing throw traffic speeds of 35 miles an hour now, it's about a 35 minute drive from tracy into dublin pleasanton at this hour. take a look at this, you're about to see what happens when the winds are too strong to land a plane. this is a slight from germany trying to land in austria. caught in that cross wind on the approach and the wing drops and hits the runway hard. the plane performed a go around here but eventually it was forced to return to germany where it came from. aside from rattled nerves, though, no one was hurt on this flight. >> next at 5:00 a.m. the man suspected of setting a big wildfire in the south bay is due in court. >> not only accused of arson, we will explain the other charge he is facing. we are tracking breaking news, a stabbing at a san francisco safe way overnight, we have new detailing just coming in. in. thousands of dollars
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good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. 5:00 a.m., good morning and happy halloween to you. yeah, it is tuesday, october 31st. >> alexis on maternity leave, the rest of us here. thanks for joining us. we will see what that weather looks like for tonight. >> should be dressing up as a pregnant lady when she answers the door, a real, real pregnant lady. good morning, everybody, here is a look at the cloudiness that's out there, it's starting to move inland. it will go away faster today. it is covering the south bay, 58 at san jose, 280 and 17,