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drivers a portion. the two cities where you need to watch out, next. said he wished he'd raised it more. prop sixty-one targets drug company price-gouging to save lives. the drug price relief act will save californians nearly a billion dollars a year. join the california nurses associion anaarp and vote yes on sixty-one. the drug giants won't like it.
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her victory celebration. but the polls are tightening. and stocks are stumbling. just one week until election day, hillary clinton is already planning her victory celebration. but the poles are tightening. and stocks are stumbling. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. it looks like the presidential race could come down to the wire. veronica? >> reporter: a week ago, -- it looks like hillary clinton had a comfortable lead but tonight new national polls show the race is tightened by the day. alicia machado introduced hillary clinton at one of her three rallies today. >> i could not be prouder to cast my first presidential vote for hillary clinton. >> reporter: machado says donald trump called her miss
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peggy after she gained weight. >> can we stop for a minute and reflect on the absurdity of donald trump finding fault with miss universe? who acts like this? i'll tell you who. a bully. >> reporter: clinton ignored controversy during appearances but trump's seized on the renewed investigation at his rally in wisconsin. >> likely to be under investigation for many years. probably concluding in a very large scale criminal trial. >> president obama defended clinton in ohio. >> reporter: the average of major national polls shows clinton's lead is shrinking from seven points two weeks ago to just two today. >> for any democratic voter, who have already cast their ballots for hillary clinton, and who are having a bad case of buyers remorse, you can change your vote to donald trump. we'll make america great again. okay? >> reporter: wisconsin is one
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of a handful of states where voters are allowed to change their ballots. investors overseas are nervous about the latest polls. asian markets are stumbling. japan's nike is down 2%, hong kong also down more than 1%. until yesterday it has been on three months winning streak. veronica de la cruz, kpix 5. should hillary clinton be worried? we asked political reporter melissa came to weigh in tonight. >> we've seen this sort of distance and closing of the gap happening throughout this campaign. now that we are so close to election day, one has to wonder whether donald trump will allow that gap to widen again by doing one last thing. that really drives his number way back down. or we're going to have a squeaker of election. >> hillary clinton's already planning her victory celebration. and explosion of fireworks over
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the hudson river in new york city on election night. however, according to the post, those plans were made before the fbi's latest e-mail investigation. now to a hot button issue in california, whether to legalize recreational marijuana. tonight our exclusive kpix 5 news survey poll shows most california voters say they are voting yes on prop 64. 39% say they will vote no. tonight san jose is taking emergency measures and temporarily banning recreational marijuana sales. sam liccardo says he doesn't want his city to turn into what he calls the wild west with dozens of parts stores opening. until the state figures out how to license and regulate them. meantime in the east bay tonight, how lots of bay area venture capitalists are banking on making a fortune if prop 64 passes. >> tucked in the jack london square is what looks like your
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typical startup. with the trifecta of industrial design, a bar and tables propped up against the walls. but it's the green uploading and topics of conversation inside that reveal what gateway is really all about. >> bold, a blunt that's made out of hemp paper. >> reporter: if the gold rush hit california in 1849, the green rush might be beginning right now. ben larson is the cofounder of gateway. >> we take young companies and bring them in for four or five months. invest in them. connect them with our network, our program and run them through all the business building be -- basics. >> reporter: like willow. like the data-driven ask jeeves of recommendations. >> why the recommendation and we look into the dispensaries menus and make actionable recommendations. >> reporter: what it is to tech startups, the gateway which is less than a-year-old is to cannabis startups.
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it's an industry already worth about $5.9 billion today. >> that's projected to grow to as large as $100 billion by 2029. >> reporter: california accounts for half of all legal sales in the country. a number that venture capitalists are betting will grow after november 8. >> it's a moment of historic deep prohibition of the cannabis industry. understand that it's a place where there's a lot of change and change tends to have opportunity. >> reporter: not to say with california adult use, all obstacles will end for an industry that is still illegal on the federal level. >> it puts pressure on the federal government to take a serious look at the industry. and maybe either rescheduling or de-scheduling the drug which would open up a lot of opportunities for commerce. >> reporter: in oakland, kpix 5 news. this man tried to kidnap a girl off the street. last night on halloween investigator said the suspect drove up to a child walking on
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hickey boulevard yesterday afternoon, tried to force her into his car. she managed to get away. this afternoon police took mark solomon into custody at his home. he is being held at the san mateo county jail. students on the verge of losing their college scholarships are pleading for help. they see a different grading system is putting them in jeopardy. kpix 5's betty yu is at tonight's meeting where students are giving the palo alto school district an earful. betty? >> reporter: that's right, liz. this meeting started at 6:30 and it is still going on behind me because so many parents and students are asking the district to change its grading policy. this is essentially about two high schools, and how they calculate gpa. >> if this decision if they say weighted gpa, i have my scholarship. if i don't, i don't. >> reporter: a $36,000 merit- based scholarship to the
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university of oregon is on the line. right now palo alto high school does not use weighted gpa which gives students who take a.p. or honors classes which can be tougher and more stressful more points. meyer believes she's at a disadvantage. since she won't get the bump in points on her transcript. >> i think at the end of the day the amount of stress this has brought on myself and i'm assuming will bring other students that start to discover and unravel all the information and when they figure out they possibly cannot get a merit scholarship for thousands of dollars, then i feel like that adds a ton more stress. >> reporter: for this reason she spoke at the district tax board meeting tonight. along with dozens of other students and parents. >> common goal for both the short-term and long-term is to align the college and university of admission and scholarship practices at both high schools. >> reporter: among several recommendations, the board talked to -- talked about
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issuing formal letters on behalf of each senior who needs to have a weighted gpa. and long-term they could appoint an advisory committee to decide whether to wait gpas. >> it's imperative that waited gpas on the transcript for the class of 2017, for 10 years, you've allowed half of all the seniors in palo alto to be disadvantaged by not reporting the waited gpas. >> reporter: that parent mentioned half of all the seniors, right now gunn high school does show some colleges, the waited gpas, the district has says it believes it can cause more stress. a vote is expected sometime tonight. live in palo alto, betty yu, kpix 5. good news, a popular road in yosemite national park is back open. after this. no. this is not a scene from indiana jones. that's a massive boulder that shut down a section of highway 140 yesterday afternoon.
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nobody was hurt. road crews spent several hours clearing the debris. >> we don't have to tell you our roads are in pretty bad shape. tonight we are finding out the bumpy ride is costing you a fortune. kpix 5's chris nair shows us some of the hotspots you really need to look out for. >> reporter: federico helmick can rattle off the top of his had the areas with the worst robes in oakland. >> west grand, 40th, san pablo, and mandela parkway. >> reporter: within those boundaries of west oakland that he has run into the most possible problems. on two wheels -- >> my bicycle tires broke down. >> reporter: and four. >> i hit a pothole and didn't even notice. kept going and i noticed my tire was flat. >> reporter: people in this neighborhood were so fed up with potholes that they marched -- they marked them in spray paint on the street. a new study says 71% of robes in san francisco and oakland
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are in bad shape. riddled with potholes and drivers are paying the price. spending nearly $1000 a year to fix their vehicles. this is what a ride down martin luther king jr. boulevard feels like a. lots of jewels and bumps but we found out roads are even worse in concord. tonight we found crews setting up a massive repaving project at this intersection in concord which came in number 1 on the list for most dilapidated robes. cities with populations under half a million. here, three out of four streets are damaged. >> they have a tendency to be rough especially around contra costa boulevard. >> reporter: transportation california tweeted about the report. score badly again in terms of condition and cost to motorist from driving on a broken system. drivers side this is not rocket science. >> fix all the streets. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5 news. >> the study was conducted by a
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research group that is a nonprofit. this uber driver arrested, police say he did some pretty creepy things outside a bay area home. this skyscraper is leaning. how big is the problem? tonight we'll see what happens when we roll a marble on the floor. out-of-state billionaires pouring big bucks into bay area school board raises? what's in it for them? ,, we can't go back to the years of devastating cuts to public education. so vote yes on prop 55. prop 55 prevents $4 billion in new education cuts, without raising taxes on anyone, and with strict accountability. budget forecasts show if we don't pass prop 55 big cuts that hurt our kids are coming, and california will suffer budget deficits all over again. so vote yes on 55.
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because it helps our children thrive. police say this guy drove to the victim's palo alto home, to return her cell phone sunday... then, she says, he groped and kissed her. then, police say, he drove off... and returned to the home an hour later. iraq police say this guy grossed -- drove to the victim palo alto home to return her cell phone. then she says she groped and kissed her. she drove off and returned an
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hour later. police arrest him and uber banned him from the company. for months we have been telling you about a sinking skyscraper in downtown san francisco. the millennium tower in the -- in the heart of soma is also leaning a few inches. is it really that bad? tonight joe vazquez went inside the luxury building to test the tilt with a marble. >> reporter: the video posted on video shows a marble rolling one direction and then reversing course. we caught up with a married couple who posted the video they say clearly demonstrates their apartment on the 50th floor of the millennium tower's is leaning. >> the marble was rolling quite dramatically. >> reporter: they brought -- they bought the apartment for $4 million. since then they've learned the building has a significant lean to the northwest. >> and coming back. >> reporter: the same direction the marble rolls. >> to the northwest.
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we were shocked. very surprised. >> we don't feel anything. >> they are angry because they see the building owners, millennium partners lied to them, knew the building had been leaning since 2009 and is getting worse. it was built on liquefaction. >> they said it will withstand a magnitude 8.0 earthquake. and beyond. >> the marble tells a different story. >> it does. >> curves around to the northwest. its heart breaking. >> reporter: aaron peskin has been holding hearings about the building. but we don't have any independent data other than the fact that somebody lives who -- and shows that it rolls -- guess what. to the northwest. >> reporter: the building owners did not comment tonight but in the past they have insisted even though the building has been sinking and is leaning, that it is safe. in san francisco, joe vazquez, kpix 5. critics are accusing part of breaking the law over an ad featuring warriors star draymond green. >> the next time we come to the game.
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>> the warriors forward calls on fans to take b.a.r.t. to games. he uses the phrase safe and reliable. which has also appeared all over the yes on measure rr campaign ads. jeff bezos says it's true that bart is illegally campaigning for the measure. measure rr if it passes would pump $3.5 billion into the transit system. >> the name of the committee for the yes on rr committee is the committee to keep b.a.r.t. safe and reliable. so it's not an accidental coincidence that mr. greene uses these catchphrases. >> in california it's illegal for an agency to spend money on ballot measures. one board member calls the complaint baseless. a wise former new york mayor michael bloomberg investing 300,000 bucks in a bay area school board race. that's a question that residents are asking as election day draws near.
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only on five tonight, political reporter melissa kane found out that's just the tip of the iceberg. literally hundreds of thousands of dollars are pouring in to the local election. from all over the country. >> reporter: chris jackson is running for school board in oakland's district seven. >> my name is chris jackson. >> reporter: local support from the democratic club. >> i'm amazed by the generosity and the time that our volunteers have spent knocking on doors, helping us out. thank you so much. >> reporter: that generosity is not cutting it. jackson's opponent is getting money from much deeper pockets. some of the money gets funneled through an organization called go public schools in oakland. which is backing harris and three other candidates. retired university of california researcher jan melvin wondered where it gets its money. >> i believe it's the duty of all -- >> reporter: the biggest contributor is former new york mayor michael bloomberg.
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he just donated $300,000. another big supporter, the parent-teacher alliance. sponsored by the california charter school association. whose backers read like a who's who of american billionaires. netflix ceo reed hastings contributed $3.7 million this election cycle, and gap cofounder doris fisher 3.3 million. the walton family, 2 million. los angeles real estate magnate eli broad, 1.1 million. the list goes on. melvin discovered the candidates identified by go are also getting tens of thousands from the california charter school association. >> there's a big misconception -- >> reporter: not just interested in charter schools. they also work to improve conditions in oakland's traditional public schools. >> end of the day this is about power in the hands of parents. power in the hands of educators. power in the hands of community members. and the school board that served them all. >> reporter: the organization is often at odds with the
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teachers union. >> really outstanding to the point of being obscene. >> reporter: chris gorham is the president of the oakland education association which is pending $40,000 on his chosen candidates, none of whom is getting money from go. >> this election is a microcosm of what's happening in terms of big money, trying to buy elections. >> reporter: not just oakland. charter school lobby is also pouring money into school board races in richmond, morgan hill, los angeles and san diego. nationwide it's already spent $22 million on local elections. >> public schools are the foundation of our democracy. and if you are spending them off into these private unique boutiques, you are undermining the actual foundation of our democracy. >> reporter: charter schools receive public funds but are privately run with less government oversight than a traditional public school. students can choose to attend a charter school outside their home district. something california charter school association says is a
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good thing. >> providing an opportunity for parents to select a public school in their neighborhood they feel like is more well- suited to the specific needs of their child. >> the thing i've dreamed about -- >> reporter: harris is staying away from the charter versus district debate. >> nobody who spends a dollar on me is going to tell me what to do. one group of people start telling me what to do, the voters of district seven. >> reporter: meanwhile pounding the pavement chris jackson says he hopes all this money does not drown out his message. he also says we need campaign- finance reform. >> open game with our campaign- finance, you get $172,000, the lowest income district in oakland. >> reporter: to be clear this pro-charter school money is independent. not controlled by the candidates and they can't stop the money from being spent. the director says they are spending so much money because it's hard to be heard above the
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noise of the presidential race and other campaigns this year. >> there is a lot of advertising out there right now. >> reporter: really hard to break through. that's why they are spending so much money. >> thank you. the weather center with a look at -- it looks like it's going to be dry. >> october typically dry leading to a wetter november. flipping around this year, hello to november on a dry note. radar is clear and will stay that way. rainfall totals for the past few weeks have been very high. nearly four times, not double, double the double. 703% of average. livermore almost four times as much. san jose and san francisco around double. gorgeous sunset, the sign it's not going to rain anytime soon. getting chilly outside, mainly clear and already 49 degrees in santa rosa. 52 in concord, livermore 51. san jose 54. widespread 40s overnight.
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the coolest night so far. even near the water, fremont 48, san jose 47. watch out for some northbay valley fog, temperatures will drop and relative humidity will rise away from the water. ridge of high pressure already making a difference, closer tomorrow and the next couple days, blocking ridge means there are storms out there but not going to make it here. at least for the next four days. beautiful day in san francisco. futurecast calling for sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s for the majority of the afternoon and climbing back to normal. 67 in san francisco is where we should be. san jose exactly normal. conquered four degrees below normal with a high tomorrow of 68. oakland 69. redwood city 69. napa 71 with sunshine tomorrow. extended forecast mid-70s thursday, friday. 70s near the bay and mid-60s along the coastline. start of the weekend will be dry. couple showers sunday morning which is also when we gain an hour of sleep.
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the rain is short-lived, gone by sunday afternoon. sunshine returns monday and tuesday. pretty much going to stop raining. ,,,, the u.s. is the beacon of freedom around the world. those of us who served in the military are very proud of that. i believe very, very strongly in our country and what we stand for. i went to iraq in 2004 to fight for freedom. for generations, our troops have sacrificed for our freedoms. one of the most important things we do is vote - to protect that freedom. i'm tom steyer. let's make the people we're so proud of, proud of us. please. vote. vote. vote. vote.
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he's the drug company big shot who raised the price of a lifesaving pill by five thousand percent. said he wished he'd raised it more. prop sixty-one targets drug company price-gouging to save lives. the drug price relief act will save californians nearly a billion dollars a year. join the california nurses association and aarp and vote yes on sixty-one. the drug giants won't like it.
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he went to great heights.. to give his daughter a special treat on halloween. 't want her to one that is being called the father of the year tonight. he went to great heights to give his daughter a special treat on halloween. molly's dad did not want her to miss out on trick-or-treating while they threw -- flew cross country to san francisco. he gave passengers these notes with candy to hand out to her. that's exactly what they did. molly was dressed as a doughnut. >> i bet the warriors are pretty happy on their plane flight home tonight. their treats are a little stronger probably. and the indians in the outfield looked more like a rain dance than catch a baseball. how this play turned the tide in the world series. ,,,,,,,,,,
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the mae gave her top executive managed aa huge pay raiseet, and a lavish car allowance, run up a deficit, then cut jos for local teenagers, and cut after-school program. no wonder tchronicle called mae torlakson "flat-out unprepared" for the assembly. they endorse tim grayson. as mayor of concord, grayson balanced the budget every yer while doing more for kids. tim grayson for assembly.
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corks and win their first wold series since 1948.. champagne was on ice in cleveland tonight. the indians were hoping to pop the corks and win the first world series since 1948. despite having drew carey in the crowd, cleveland was not rocking tonight.
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addison russell hits it to right field look at these guys. i got it. no, i don't. ben zobrist runs over roberto perez. 3-0 chicago. they had the big play. russell bases loaded, way back, grand slam. ties a world series record with six runs batted in. >> cubs win. >> yeah. chicago wins 9-3. they force a game seven tomorrow night. >> somehow seem appropriate to you that this has gone to a seventh game? ' probably. all of a sudden our offense is having the resurgence which we need. again, i of course -- we want to be the group that breaks the string but probably right. just correct and apt that we would go seven games. warriors facing damian lillard. ian clark knocked down a three given golden state a nine-point lead. how about clark? came off the bench, scored 16 in the first half, finishes with a career-high 22. third-quarter steph curry
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flurry. draws the power, 23 in the third quarter, 28 in the game. 94-71. in the fourth, durant, going coast-to-coast for the lay in and the foul. golden state had a 32-point lead. they win 127-104. the road trip, 3-0. how about the sharks in arizona? coyotes ryan white might have lost a jersey but he won the fight. arizona tips in the go-ahead goal for his first career nhl goal. the coyotes win 3-2. that snaps the three game winning streak. game seven tomorrow night. tickets are going for $20,000, the great irony is that they had a 3-1 lead, cleveland did. just like the warriors had against cleveland in the nba finals. >> yeah. until who started making fun of that? lebron james. the curse of lebron?
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when legalizing safe, responsible adult use of marijuana, the most important question is how? by voting yes on prop 64: adults 21 and over could only purchase marijuana at licensed marijuana businesses. and prop 64 bans advertising directed at kids... requires strict product labeling... child-proof packaging... and bans edibles that appeal to children. smart provisions to safeguard our families. learn more about the safeguards at
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