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there must be no halloween decorations out front and they can't answer the door to give out candy. convicted sex offenders who don't have a home were instructed to check into the parole office an hour ago. they will have a class and won't be able to leave until 11:00 p.m.. >> i think we would be doing an injustice if we didn't do something tonight as a parole division. we will be able to track them all night: but i think we would do a great disservice to the community if we didn't do this on halloween. >> about 40 sex offenders showed up at the parole office. again be, these child molesters don't have holmes of their own and are considered transient. there are about 30 child molesters who do have home and many, if not all, will be monitored tonight. live in oakland, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thanks, lillian. nine people were shot at an oakland downtown halloween party
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this morning causing hundreds of people to run for covering. the shooting appeared after midnight inside the ballroom on broadway. police say most of the victims were hit in the arms and legs. none of the injuries were life-threatening and many were expected to be released today after treatment. no one has been arrested yet, but it's believed to be the largest number of shooting victims in oakland at one time in recent memory. >> we are still trying to investigate how this started, who is all involved. >> investigators say most of the victims were hit by stray bullets, and they believe a man wounded in the back was the target. >> bart closed three stations after police found a suspicious device in a car near a station. it all started at 8:30 this morning when police pulled the driver over for a traffic violation about 20 yards from the bart track. in the trunk of his car they
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found a shoe box covered in duct tape with wires and an old cellphone attached to it. the area was evacuated and the bomb squad was called in. as a precaution the cal see i am and bay fair stations were all closed. investigators later determined the device was harmless, and the bart stations reopened just after 10:00 a.m. >> police need your help in capturing three women who detectives believe are responsible for a string of at least four robberies. investigators released this surveillance video of one of those incidents. the suspects appear to hit, shove and throw the victim to the ground. the robbers appear to be women between 17 and 19 years of age, but a man has been seen driving the car. the first robbery took place on october 22nd, and the most recent happened on friday. this picture shows the car the suspects have been using. detectives believe it's a light gray or silver volvo made between 1985 and 1990.
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>> and police need your help look for a man who held up a capital bank saturday and then offered bystanders $1,000 for a ride to santa cruz. police say the man entered the bank and demanded 20 in 100-dollar bills in the teller and then jumped over the counter and took more money. police say the man was unarmed and may have been a transient. >> now on to the elections. just two days out. most candidates are spending the final hours shoring up support across the state. abc7 joins us from the creek. she just spoke to a group of people there. >> one of her final opportunities to reach out to her base. she was here speaking to republic chance walnut creek. literally she was all over the state today. she started the morning in palm desert and made her way up to fresno and ended her day in walnut creek speaking to the
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rossmor retirement community. >> it's one of the hottest race necessary the state. carley fiorina made her pitch to lee tire res. >> we have to put 2.3 million californians back to work. we have to get out of control government spending under control. and we have to hold our public officials accountable. >> polls show her trailing behind boxer. boxer reached out to latino voters in southern california. both sides agree the race now boils town to who can turn out the most supporters come tuesday especially since many already made up their minds, casting ballots in early voting. >> my concern is getting every working person out to vote. if we can do that, we will do fine in this election. >> we are inquiring about whether the people are going to vote this tuesday. >> democrats took to the phones hoping that even in this
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traditionally low turnout midterm election they can quincy them to show as much enthusiasm this time around as when barack obama became president. >> we have a lot of tight races in california. we are targeting the first time voters to come out. >> in alameda county the labor unions headed out to knock on doors and meet voters face-to-face. pete stark facing a re-election challenge himself rallied volunteers with an anti-republican pep talk. >> the program that they are out is to embarrass the president, to calls the democratic program to fail. we can't let that happen. >> now for carley fiorina, the pressure is on with just two days left in this election season. she's trailing barbara boxer in the polls, the most recent one shows her trailing with 41% to boxer's 49%. reporting in walnut creek, abc7 news.
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>> thank you. and california voters will start going to the polls in a little more than 48 hours to decide who will be the next governor. polls show democrat jerry brown with a ten-point lead over republican meg whitman. he believes his 8 years of governor and experience as attorney general give him the edge. supporters rallied for him today. >> i'm ready. one thing i know, i know where all the bodies are buried over there under the capital. i know where all the skeletons are, as a matter of fact. in fact, i created some of them. >> whitman campaigned in burbank today after visiting phone bank volunteers yesterday. former ebay ceo hope voters value their success in the private sector where unions put their political muscle behind brown. >> i'm a proven job creator. jerry brown has been part of the
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war on jobs in sacramento and it's going to end on tuesday! >> whitman's camp hopes the same energy sweeps her to victory in her first-ever run for a political office. during games one and two of the world series this video went viral on the internet. a dallas texas tv reporter was astonished by the amount of pot being smoked in mccovey cove and the natural nature of it all. but a new poll found proposition 19 that will legally marian in california may be headed for defeat. 49% oppose it while just 42% support it. also struggling is prop 23 that would suspect california's gene house gas emissions law. 48% oppose it and just 33% are in favor. and prop 25, which would reduce the vote requirement for passing a state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority is leading, 48% to 31%. >> well, more than 200,000
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people swamped washington d.c. saturday for the rally to restore sanity. the event was put on by comedy central host jon stewart and stephen colbert. as organizers promised, the rally avoided any partisan message. they estimated the turnout at more than 250,000 people. but an aerial estimate put the crowd at 215,000. back in august a conservative rally featuring glen peck and sarah palin attracted between 78,000 and 96,000 people. up next, the president makes his final plea to voters. >> in two days you have the chance to set the direction of this country and this state. >> what democrats and republicans are telling voters as we head into the last days of the campaign. plus, what officials are now saying about the threat posed by bombs placed on two cargo jets headed for the united states. >> hi, everyone, i'm meteorologist.
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just a perfect evening for the trick-or-treaters around the bay area. a wonderful setting sun for you right now. get ready for a much warmer temperatures as we head into the work week. we will take david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> president obama was on the campaign trail today, his last day after four-state swing this weekend. the president is trying to fight off a run can surgeon election day this tuesday. karen traverse has more. >> president obama went to cleveland, ohio today to make one final plea to voters. >> in two days you have the chance to set the direction in this country and this state for many years to come. >> the rally was the last stop on the president's weekend campaign swing wishes had him stumping for several democrats who were trailing in the polls.
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mr. obama was emphatic. if democratic voters show up on tuesday, democratic candidates can win. >> you can defy the conventional wisdom. >> the final abc news washington post poll before election day brought more grim news for democrats. they are no longer seen as the party of change. in 2008 voters looking for new ideas in a new direction overwhelmingly went for obama. this year voters looking for change are siding with republicans by a 21 point margin. americans still prefer republicans by 4 points over democrats in house races. sarah palin was off the campaign trail today but in an appearance on fox news she said voters will send a message on election day. >> they will say you blew it, president obama. we gave you two years to fulfill your promise to make sure our economy starts roaring back to life again, and instead i believe things are getting worse. >> president obama has no more
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campaign events but it has vice president biden and the first lady on the trail monday to wrap-up the closing arguments. abc news, washington. >> u.s. and british officials believe bombs sent from yep tone chicago may have been designed to blow up while flying aboard planes flying to the u.s. the packages were discovered on ups and fedex jets that left yemen. they were sent to chicago. and any packages from yemen are blocked from coming to the u.s. >> we can't presume there are none others out there. what we are trying to do right now is work chosely with our partners overseas to identify all packages that left yemen recently. >> security officials believe a white powder found in the cargo hold was a powerful explosive. the shoe and underwear bombers used the same material. many officials today released a woman they originally believe
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sent that shipment >> a. c. transit sent a new round of cuts that are bound to leave people waiting longer for a bus. and the film set to be released this week that's causing people to pass out in theaters. and what trick-or-treaters should expect for halloween and beyond. meteorologist lee glasser coming up with your forecast. and we will check in on the world series with mike shumann in arlington. we will join them live. and the 49ersrsrsrsrsrsrsrsrsrss
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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least 14 people passing out at screenings of a new film called "127 hours." the movie is about a real life hiker who amputated his forearm after a falling boulder pinned his hand in a remote canyon. two people passed out at a screening and three at the toronto film festival and one at the mill valley film festival. the movie is scheduled for release friday. while film makers hope it has a positive effect on audiences, they would prefer people not pass out. >> a. t. transit riders had a
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longer wait today as the transit system had a second round of cuts. they slashed about 7% of their service. it reduces bus frequency on 28 routes and removes two destinations. let's move on to lee glaser and the halloween forecast. >> such a terrific night. temperatures have really warmed up today. we will be close to the 80-degree mark. >> look at that orange sky. >> isn't it nice? the next few days, yeah, beautiful evening tonight. and as we look at our high definition bay bridge cam looking east toward the east bay. here's a look at current readings for you. 65. and mild liver more with 65. 61 san francisco. a bit cooler, half moon bay 59. and in the north bay napa right now with a few high clouds overhead 63 degrees. so the sunset this evening was at 6:12. clear and cool tonight. sunny and cooler tomorrow and dry, mild weather conditions will be with us right in through
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the middle part of our work week. you can see some of the high clouds that continue to drift across the bay area. but really tonight get ready for clear skies, light wind, and it's definitely going to mean for chilly overnight temperatures. 48% elrosa, san francisco 53. and 51 for half moon bay and inland locks getting down to 47 degrees. high pressure will continue to build and as it does so it will push the storm track well to the north of us. we will look for more sunshine tomorrow. warmer conditions. and then as we head into tuesday and wednesday this high will really start to build in. it will bring us that offshore wind flow and that will mean temperatures even warmer near the coast. highs in the upper 70s to right near 80 degrees in many locations. we will see how we start off the day tomorrow. main hi clear, 60s at the coast and 70s elsewhere. get ready for mild temperatures as we head into monday. tuesday, election day, looks
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terrific, as well. 74 tomorrow. and 74 for san jose. we will look for mid-and maybe even upper 60s. half moon bay 64 degrees. peninsula mild with 72 redwood city, and mountain view 72. san francisco you will warm to 69 degrees. daly city in the mid-60s as well. 71% elrosa. and 70 for napa. east bay, oakland, 70 degrees. haywood 70. and the interior east bay valley here. and 73. 74 liver more, and even 70 at the coast with santa cruz there. and 72 watsonville and 76 for gilroy. the 7 day forecast we bring the high pressure in and it will stay with us for at least the next several days. warming us up definitely on wednesday and thursdays with low 80s expected inland. >> 70s around the bay. 60s at the coast. then we will start to trend
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down, start to trend down into the 60s as we head into next weekend with some clouds. >> make sure your trick-or-treat ers have glow sticks and reflectors and be safe tonight. it could get scary for the giants if they can't win this one tonight. >> texas would have momentum. however, the giants just seized some of their own. giants and rangers playing game four of the world series. a few seconds ago aubrey huff a two-run homer. the giants benched pat burrell and sandoval, and sent schierholtz into the lineup. we are joined live from arlington. matt, you get all kinds of fun at the ballpark on halloween. >> no question. game four underway with the giants leading two games to one. it is halloween, san francisco being the capital of that holiday. and i got to, they which is dangerous with me, how to rangers fans and the world series get together on halloween
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night? well, let's go trick-or-treating. >> it's one giant fan looks at me, i will turn you into zone with your whole team. >> now i feel like i'm in san francisco. fear the beard, and on this halloween what are you bringing to this costume? >> i just got to do what i got to do. >> texas fans don't seem to embrace halloween like san francisco fans. what is it? >> well, we really have to change our whole way of living, where you don't have to in san francisco. >> i know i would run into monkey boy. are you trying to bring voodoo to the giants on halloween? >> oh, yeah. yeah! ed. >> oh, yeah. >> we will have complete reaction from tonight's game coming up at 11:00. reporting live at arlington, mike shumann marks abc7 sports. >> hasek, shu, have you and the monkey guy become good friends,
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bff's,, at this point. >> yeah works he had a relationship immediately. >> you share the florida state vocabulary so i can see where you would bond. >> thank you. >> catch up later, man. let's turn to the nfl. the raiders have turned into a juggernaut. they crushed seattle. and back at .500 for the first time since 2002. halloween and raider nation, otherwise known as any given sunday. raider defense impressive. branch sacks matt hassleback. 3-0, raiders. 4th and 1. talk about offensive creativity. jason campbell threading the needle to reese. the burley one goes 30 yards. oakland up 10-0. darryl mcfadden, huge day. he has come into his own in the third year in the league. 111 yards on the day. and then jason campbell's pass. right to michael busch. and busch takes off 55 yards.
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it's the immaculate reception reincarnated. that leads to a field goal. 16-0. in the fourth campbell play action, d. h. b, and in between defenders. 69 yards. longest reception. hayward bay's career. just a second touchdown. in the fourth, michael busch, the, clammation point from four yards up. the raiders roll big time. 33-3. they are now 4-4 this season. >> you just always got to understand it's a 15-game season. you always got to stay focused, you have to take one game at a time. i think this team is just learning how to win. >> it feels good to go out there and get a big victory. it's been a long time since we won two games in a row so we are very happy right now. we enjoy this tonight and have to come back tomorrow and prepare for kansas city. >> the 49ers travel more than 4,000 miles to find a new quarterback. took destroy smith a while to
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get going but they defeated the broncos in london today. the 1-6 niners, 2-5. and flea-flicker, and it should be a touchdown here. 14-3. hold on, hold on. no shawn moreno. he was caught for a chop block. he was trying get out of the way. the niners caught a break. and troy smith, he can scramble around, he can make plays. this is dangerous, throwing it up for grabs. the gain of 38 and mike singletary said it was like watching brett favre at times. brett does crazy stuff as well and usually it pays off. 10-10. later in the fourth, smith to michael crabtree. man coverage. defender does not know the ball is coming. 28-yard touchdown. smith 12 of 19, 198, a touchdown, no picks. and after a fumble, greg gore punches it in to make the
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points. and mike singletary, a long trip for him but it pays off. and when we came on with the sportscast, aubrey huff with a two-run homer and the giants lead 2-0 in the third inning over texas. >> seems like bruce bochy, the chess 34569er, changing the lineup and it pays off for him. >> he has made pretty much all the right moves he had four or five moves in this game. aubrey huff wasn't in the lineup previously and today he moved in as the designated hitter. we will see if the giants can held on down the stretch. >> okay. >> okay. thanks,
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i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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>> some kids in washington d.c. trick-or-treated at the best house in the neighborhood, the white house. president obama and first lady michelle obama spent about a half-hour passing out goody bags to local children and military families. the obamas then hosted a special party inside the white house for the military families and their kids. a great halloween going on over there. that's it for abc7 news. i'm larry, along with mr. beil. thanks for watching. we will see you tonight at 11:00.
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.

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