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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> wage growth that's the highest in a decade. >> the economys not the stock market, it's not the unemployment rate. it's whether people are doing better, saving more and dreaming bigger. >> a better than expected jobs report out today. unemployment at 3.7%. that's a five decade low. still, not everybody is happy. good afternoon. thanks for joining us. >> the new jobs report comes as a hotel strike in the bay area and across the u.s. moves into its fifth week. we are taking a closer look at the issue. workers say they want fair wages, safe workloads and job security. many say they have to work more than one job to make ends meet. >> this strike is targeting marriott, the world's largest hotel operator.
we were at an emergency meeting today about the strike. >> reporter: marriott was a no show today as many expected. this letter dated for october 31 from the ceo is the last we have heard from the hotel chain. 2,500 people are on strike right now in the city. hundreds of them marched up the steps behind me into the hearing today. hundreds of marriott employees marching from the marquis to city hall. what lay ahead was a rare special hearing with san francisco's board of supervisors, each person lining the halls has been on strike for five weeks now, calling for higher wages, health benefits and what they say they deserve from marriott. >> if your slogan is employee first, give us a good contract. >> reporter: the supervisor called for this hearing. >> marriott refused to come to
the hearing. sent me a letter of excuses. >> reporter: other board members are sharing that frustration, agreeing with workers, the wages are too low. >> we can't even get you housing. you don't qualify. that is ridiculous. >> if i get sick, i cannot pay health benefits. what would happen to my kids? >> reporter: emotional testimony from marriott employees. the union says minor progress has been made in negotiations. with the support of the board, they are feeling encouraged. >> they are glad to have a moment when they can share with the entire city what it's like to work for the richest hotel company in the world and not be able to survive. >> reporter: the union is going back to the table with marriott on november 12. to get a better idea of the money we are talking about, the union tells me they make an average of $44,000 a year. while the workers are on strike, they are getting a weekly stipend from the union of $400.
>> thank you. the strike is taking more than just a financial toll on workers. we talked to employees about the emotional turmoil this is causing them as well as their families. watch that report coming up at 5:00. the fbi is investigating a new suspected mail bomb addressed to political activist time styer. >> we have the details. >> like the first package last friday, this one was intercepted at the u.s. postal office late last night. sky 7 flew over the sorting facility this morning. you can see operations were back to normal after the fbi collected evidence and rendered the package safe. investigators won't reveal the contents. they say it looked sim flo eed the one from last week. both are similar to the more than one dozen pipe bombs sent to democrats and critics of president trump.
he is the primary fender and face of the impeach trump campaign. >> brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the fbi. >> after last week's package, president trump tweeted about steyer caused him a crazed and stumbling lunatic. today, steyer issued the second statement. these are part of a larger assault on the norms that uphold our democracy. he thanked law enforcement and the postal service for their diligence and renewed his call for americans to vote next tuesday. >> thank you. more than a dozen shelters were destroyed by a fire in a homeless encampment today. sky 7 was in oakland where black smoke poured into the sky setting off fire alarms in nearby buildings. this started after noon in an area between east 12th street and 23rd avenue. a dog was killed.
we're told at least 15 shelter shelters were destroyed. no one was hurt. yesterday, sky 7 was in richmond where a camp caught fire. nobody was hurt in that. fire danger is still high even though it's november 2. >> the wind the concern. >> that's true. wind and unusually warm for november 2. of course, we have dry conditions as well. here is a red flag warning affect from late tonight to early sunday morning for the north bay mountains and east bay hills. some locations in the higher elevations, wind gusts may reach 50 to 60 miles per hour. dangerously low humidity. fires can spread rapidly. here is a look at the wind gust animation. it will get windier tonight and in the wee hours of the morning. 1:00 tomorrow morning, wind gusts from 15 to 23 miles per hour in higher elevations of the north and east bay. into the early morning hours,
stronger wind gusts. certainly in the highest elevations, we will see maybe 50 mile per hour gusts or higher. 7:00 tomorrow morning, 20 to 30 mile per hour gusts. we will see the windy minutish -- the wind diminish in the afternoon tomorrow. a look at the complete forecast in a few minutes. a lot of shaking going on. 23 earthquakes hitting southeast of hollister. most of the quakes registered in the 3s. the largest did have a magnitude of 4.1 and was felt as far north as san jose. no reports of injuries or damage. turning to your voice, your vote. governor brown stepped out on the campaign trail today all to oppose proposition 6, the gas tax repeal measure. >> we have a closer look.
>> reporter: about 6,500 road projects are underway throughout the state. proposition 6 aims to return hundreds of dollars per year to drivers who saw an increase of 12 cents a gallon last week. road work can create delays. there are notorious potholes that need attention. >> there are no partisan potholes. they are not democrat or republican or even independent. >> reporter: proposition 6 is partisan. republicans are supporting it. democrats are opposing it. prop 6 would repeal the 12 cent per gallon gas tax increase set in motion by sacramento lawmakers. critics say it's too heavy a burden on drivers. >> super commuters like a lot in the bay area would save as much as $800 a year if prop 6 passes. that's why working families who are struggling with the cost of living are voting yes on prop 6.
>> reporter: construction workers benefitting from road work jobs held a rally where governor brown spoke. he signed the gas tax last week. >> we need to fix our roads. we need to fix our bridges. we need to make sure our local transit is up and ready. this is a great opportunity to show the rest of the country that california knows how to invest in its future. >> reporter: whether prop 6 is voted up or down, the fact remains hundreds of bridges are deficient. the 280 bridge in santa clara is one example. built in 1965, it's said to be in poor condition. voters have a chance at the ballot box to decide whether they want to save money at the pump. if that revenue is lost, lawmakers say they are at a loss to figure out how they will finance future road construction.
a record number of californians are registered to vote. the secretary of state released% new numbers today. more than 19.6 million people are registered to vote. that's more than 78% of all eligible californians. the last time the percentage was that high for a midterm election was nearly 70 years ago. count on abc 7 for live election coverage on tuesday. abc news will have coverage of the biggest races around the country beginning at 5:00 p.m. we will have live local election coverage throughout the evening, including at 9:00 p.m. on coffee tv 20 and at 11:00 p.m. on abc 7. a mother wants to thank a mystery good samaritan who found her purse and returned it to her on halloween night. a security camera on her porch captured the stranger's kindness. he rings the doorbell. he puts the purse in the mailbox. she wasn't home because she was out searching for her purse that she lost while trick or
treating. after finding nothing, she came back home and found this video on their home security camera. >> in addition to trick or treaters, there was also a video of a man briringing our doorbel holding my purse. he put it in our mailbox, which it's a closed mailbox. we wouldn't have seen it when we came home. i was so relieved. >> nice. brown says nothing was taken. they had a necklace that was in there. she posted the video online hoping to identify this good samaritan. we posted it on our website. if you know this person, send us a message. >> so nice. the plight of the homeless in san francisco, should big business pay the price? we will hear from the other side. why they believe it's a bad idea. later, they are called the gray army. they are coming for you. how they could affect tuesday's election. a new airline is set t
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.
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. as part of our effort to build a better bay area, we are taking a closer look at the homeless problem in san francisco. one solution is proposition c. that would impose a tax of half a percent on frsan francisco businesses. on tuesday, a supporter spoke with abc 7 about the importance of this bill. >> we're navigating this homeless crisis. it's like this. it's a crisis of homelessness. it's a crisis of cleanliness. you have seen the stories about our city.
it's embarrassing. is this turning into a crisis of inaction or even indifference? that's unprecedented. we're a city of compassion. >> we turn to the opposition. no on prop c. this is a complicated issue. it's not going to be solved easily if we can get it solved at all. it's going to take money. give me your perspective why your group is against prop c. >> we believe it's the wrong approach to address homelessness in san francisco. it's doubles our homelessness budget overnight with no reform, no accountability attached. we don't think that's a serious approach to dealing with san francisco's most serious issue. >> the problem is clearly getting worse. you and i see it all the time. you can go a block away from here and run into it. i have friends that came into union square that was afraid to go across the street. something has to be done. if we say, throwing more money at the problem is not a solution, certainly throwing
less money is not the answer either. what is the difficulty or what's your qualm about adding a few hundred million dollars when we clearly have a need? >> we all agree homelessness in san francisco is a deep crisis. it deserves a serious response. i think the problem with prop c is it really lacked an inclusive process. it wasn't drafted by our leaders. >> the process part i get. there was a void in leadership after the passing of ed lee. then you worked for mark. you have worked on homelessness projects for five years. the yes on c people got this rolling. then enlisted the aid of mark. they got momentum going. it does put the mayor in a tough
spot. she has come out. she's opposed to c. if this does pass, she will have an additional $300 million basically dropped into her lap that she has to administer and figure out how to distribute. if it's effective, then she is on the wrong side of history and facing off with mark and she's facing re-election in a year. she's in a tough political spot. let's call it what it is. part of this is politics. >> i think the mayor took a non-politically convenient position. she showed leadership with her endorseme endorsement. she has to govern for the city. she has to take a holistic approach. homelessness is a top issue in san francisco. there's no question about that. she has to govern for public safety, for transportation. our mayor, who voters elected to be the leader of our city, doesn't believe that prop c is the right approach. >> okay.
i know london has her own plan. do you want -- if it's no on c, what are you yes on? you something to go forward with. >> we support the plan to add 1,000 new shelter beds. that's through our existing budget. that doesn't take the largest tax increase in san francisco history to make that happen. unfortunately, the business community presented an alternative proposal that was rejected. it would have brought in a third less of the money. we would have done it in a more inclusive way. we could have had support from the mayor, the business community and more targeted investment. >> if i hear you correctly, what you are saying is, maybe i would rather have $100 million if we had gotten together and worked together too create proposal d, if you want to -- whatever you want to call it, something other than what we have in front of us that was kind of an end around? is that what i'm hearing? >> yeah. at the end of the day, i think
most voters in san francisco would be alarmed to hear that the largest tax increase in san francisco history was placed on the ballot through a few thousand signatures, not by elected leaders. reasonable people can disagree about what the right number is. i don't think there's a right number that's going to solve homelessness in san francisco. i do believe that consensus is necessary on important issues like homelessness in san francisco. >> they have the backing of one of the wealthiest men on the planet. they believe what they believe, they immediate to throw money at this. they say there isn't a plan as to where the money will go. let's listen to the response to that. >> you will have incredible shelters. 1,000 people will go in shelters.
rent assistance for people about to become homeless. there's a very elaborate plan that goes with problem c. >> i see a plan here. i no t i know the no on c people say it's not comprehensive. >> there's no detailed specific plan on exactly what program this is going to go to or exactly what the resources are going to be used for. there's broad categories, percentages. at the end of the day, there's no real reform, akouccountabili. the business community and the no on c campaign can get behind something that had a consensus approach, that had new approaches. included more reform to the existing system we have. we can do better. >> i would argue, if you gave me $300 million, i could come up with an approach and a plan. >> i think the counter argument to that is prop c locks in the
funding percentages. unless it's through the will of the voters. it locks in the ability in terms of budget flexibility for the city's budget. that's concerning. when we have to govern for the whole city and take care of issues, homelessness being one of those. > we can talk about this literally for hours. i will just say this. after doing the deep dive on the research on this, there's a good chance all this will end up in court anyway. if prop c passes but didn't get a gtwo-thirds majority, there will be a lawsuit. i could talk about why there could be a lawsuit. we have a long way to go before this is over. to learn more about prop c and other measures on the ballot and candidates where you live, even if you are outside of san francisco, homelessness is an issue, go to abc7news.com/election. you will find our guide to get your local ballot. thank you for coming in. a complicated issue we're not going to solve today.
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, 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.
as we approach the hole season, we are committed to helping bay area food banks. we presented a $15,000 check to paul ash the executive director of the san francisco marin food bank. it will buy fresh produce to give to those in need. >> it's our biggest initiative. we know it is something that will help the people we're serving eat the healthiest they can. people love to see the variety. it changes with the seasons. it's like going to a farmer's market all of our distribution are farmer's market style. people choose what they want. >> look at that produce. today's check was the second of five we will give out this year to local food banks. yesterday, we presented a check to the second harvest food bank in san jose.
spencer christian often delivers gigantic checks to people just randomly. >> i would deliver more if my own check were more gigantic. >> we will talk to somebody about that. >> wouldn't we all. a warm day but not as warm as yesterday. temperatures have dropped a few degrees. you can see, we have a few thin, high clouds. low humidity. it's breezy out there. a red flag warning for high fire danger for the north bay mountains and east bay hills to early sunday morning. low humidity, 88% to %.dity, 88% beautiful view from the east bay hills camera. 70 in san francisco. san jose, 78. 62 at pacifica. looking northward on this view.
one more live view looking on the bay and parts of san francisco. these are our forecast features. warmer tomorrow. fire danger this weekend. a cooler pattern sunday and continues into next week. overnight, look for mainly clear skies, a few thin, high clouds. looks like the low clouds and fog will remain offshore. overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. it will be windy in the higher elevations. going into tomorrow, not much change in the wind pattern and humidity will remain low. temperatures will increase, making it -- elevating the concern for fire danger. 85 in concord. low 80s in the south bay. low 80s around the bay shoreline as well. it's going to be warm, especially for november 3. here is the seven-day forecast. we fall back to standard time
saturday night, subpoenanday mo your preference. don't forget to vote on tuesday if you haven't already. it's slightly cooler but sunny skies. if you are one much those who lines to vote excuses. hundreds of people are set that's just beginning in the mission district. alec baldwin, arrested. alec baldwin, arrested. what he is accused of 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.
here are stories making headlines. the fbi is investigating another suspicious package addressed to tom steyer. workers intercepted the package last night. it's the second one they discovered in the last week. employees are still on strike at several marriott hotels across san francisco. we have learned workers at the oakland marriott will vote on a tentative agreement tonight. the san jose and san francisco workers still don't have an agreement. the picket lines are empty. workers met with supervisors today. marriott declined to attend. get ready for a more colorful than usual evening in san francisco's mission district. the day of the dead becomes the night of the dead.
>> reporter: good afternoon. people keep arriving. if you ask anybody, they will say the day of the dead is not a somber occasion. it's a celebration, a welcoming back. will yo willie mccove among others. they are faces and memories of the dearly departed gathered together.they are faces and mem the dearly departed gathered together. the passing of this tradition for the day of the dead. >> she died about nine years ago of alzheimer's. >> reporter: honors ancestors goes back thousands of years in mexico. here, it's 25 years thanks to rosa and for so many reasons in this diverse city. >> it's essential we consider this a multicultural affair, a
mul mul multicultural holiday. death is the only thing we have many common. >> reporter: deaths that bring light. >> do you feel the presence of your ancestors? i feel blessed to feel them. >> reporter: they say the spirits come back drawn by the earthly and familiar. ernie and dominick came here to honor dominick's aunt and the neighborhood. >> keeps us rooted. there's a lot of change going on in the mission right now. it's our way of kind of keeping with the traditions here. >> reporter: keeping, creating, building. in the grand scheme, lives are short, traditions connect them when passed down. who will do this for you? >> i hope her. i really do. we can only hope. >> reporter: as we come back live, this is only the start. there will be a procession tonight at 24th and bryant streets.
it's 7:00 that it winds up back here at garfield square. if this looks good now, you should see it when the sun goes down. >> it will be special. thank you so much. housing activists in san francisco hit the streets in a battle over the future of a mission district property. the site was burned in a deadly fire that displaced residents. demonstrators want it rebuilt as affordable housing that would allow the tenants to reclaim their units. >> most of the families want to come back. they want to come back to their beloved mission neighborhood, which is their home. >> housing advocates have floated a plan to ask the owner to sell the property to the city and a local non-profit to develop new units. we attempted to contact the owner for a response, but we haven't receive aide received a. .
t . the oldest victim in pittsburgh was laid to rest today. >> reporter: a community still reeling, paying its final respects to the oldest victim of the synagogue shooting rampage. family and friends calling the 97-year-old a pillar of the jewish community and the tree of life synagogue where she wo worships for more than six decades. >> rose was a vibrant, beautiful woman who adored her family. >> reporter: she was among the 11 killed when authorities say robert bowers opened fire, turning a sabbath into a massacre. >> use this moment to have better communication, better love, to come together. >> reporter: a global campaign is being organized calling on jews and people of all faiths to attend a synagogue service this weekend and stand in solidarity
with pittsburgh. >> the jewish community, this has an immediate sense of family. both in terms of the way that this has brought our community together, the underlies bonds of family and connection and faith. >> reporter: bowers in court thursday not in a wheelchair as he was in his initial court appearance on monday. pleading not guilty and requesting a jury trial. this after prosecutors filed a 44-count grand jury indictment against him, including federal hate crimes. bowers faces the possibility of the death penalty. he is due back in court next month. the florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to democrats and critics of president trump soon will led to new york to face federal charges there. an torn for 56-year-old cesar sayoc agreed to his transfer during a hearing today in miami and agreed to not seek his release on bail. sayoc is accused of sending 15
improvised explosive devices. postal workers have now stopped two packages addressed to steyer. prosecutors say a single fingerprint of sayoc's was found on one of the envelopes, something his attorney is disputing. >> in their own papers they say we can't certified. is it a fingerprint or not? in one place it says it's a latent. the other place says, we're not -- can't certify it yet. maybe never. >> sayoc faces nearly 50 years in prison if convicted. alec baldwin said nothing as he left a new york city police precinct following his arrest on assault charges for allegedly punching somebody over a dispute regarding a parking spot. police say baldwin claimed a family member was holding the spot for him outside his home when a man driving a station
wagon pulled up and took the spot. abc has announced the actor's program will air as planned on sunday night at 10:00 here on abc. just ahead, taking on the gray army. you probably know stress is bad for you. did you know it could be causing your brain to shrink? a frightening new study. we have another lovely day here in the bay area. a sprin
here are the facts.leading attacks against prop c. the city's chief economist says prop c will "reduce homelessness" by creating affordable housing, 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.
the san jose international airport has been expanding. this week it's welcoming a new airline. >> water cannons welcomed the first morning flight for california pacific airlines. inside the terminal, a lot of smiles for the passengers, including the airline's secretary of the board of directors. he is the nephew of the airline's finder. >> my uncle, who is 97 years old, is delighted. >> they fly from san jose to and from the airport in carlsbad. it started service from carlsbad to reno. getting a new airline off the
ground has been a grind. it has taken nine years to take flight in california. >> it's a challenge. both with the department of transportation and regulations and the faa regulations. >> southern california is the most popular destination from san jose's airport. carlsbadost its own passenger service earlier this year. >> what's so exciting, tourism and tech. this airport is located right next to legoland, a huge tourism destination. >> we have a lot of companies located in the north county area. they do a lot of traveling to the san jose region. >> tickets start at $99. like southwest, the first two checked bags are free. it's another sunny, mild november day here in the bay area with a few high clouds. overnight, mainly clear skies. windy in the hills especially with a red flag warning for high
fire danger in effect. overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. tomorrow, another sunny and even warmer day than today. look for inland highs in the mid 80s, maybe to upper 80s in some of the toastier areas. look for highs near 80 near the bay shoreline. near 70 in many coastal locations. fall back to standard time sunday night or monday morning. we will lose an hour of daylight in the evening, we will gain an hour of sunlight in the morning. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. next week, a cooling trend developing. it will get cooler as we get later into the week. tuesday, election day, looks like great weather. sunny, slightly cooler than on monday. pleasant all the way around. >> turn back the clock. i'm going to call you at 1:59 a.m. >> i will block his number. >> he's not the only one.
hope you want a tan. no more sunscreen at a popular tourist attraction. we will tell you where coming up. we are four weeks away from black friday. should you wait until then to should you wait until then to buy? 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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the pacific island chain of p paloa is banning sunscreen. we will tell you about that in a mome moment. we want to tell you about people rushing to buy doughnuts. >> they are trying to help the owner to get home earlier to his wife recovering from a medical emergency. >> every day, for nearly the last 30 years, john chan has greeted his customers at doughnut city starting at 4:30 in the morning. he and his wife have become a staple in the community. the doughnuts are good. try the apple fritter. you better get there early. >> no more. that's all we got. >> they are fly ing off the shef like never before, forcing john
to close early. customers say that's the goal. >> the sooner we can get him home and get support for her, i think, the better it is for both of them and the community. >> last month, john's wife had a brain aneurysm. she was rushed to the hospital and continues to recover at a nursing facility. it's been extremely difficult for their family. >> my heart. >> customers heard the news and wanted to help. the trays were cleaned out by 10:30. this sweet gesture by the community leaving john grateful beyond words. >> they appreciate it. >> isn't that great? >> it's a hard situation for him. it's nice to see the customers have rallied behind him. we will buy up everything right now. he probably has unbelievable doughnuts that are amazing. >> keep the business going. make sure everything is take p
captaken care of. we were amongmentioning a pc island chain. >> it's banning sunscreen. the law passed this week bans sunscreen containing any one of ten chemicals. they are found in the majority of sunscreens sold in the u.s. in 2015, researchers found it poses a hazard to coral reef conservation by sapping it of nutrients. >> the death of coral reefs is a huge issue around the world. . if y if you live a high vstress li life, your brain could be shrinking. the study locked at more th loo
apeople over two years. >> i'm going with brain shrinkage here. is there any question? i have to blame it on nothing. we have good news for apple holdouts. for those of that you decided you didn't want to buy the latest iphone and spend $1,000 -- >> which one am i on? >> not the new one. >> keep your old one, there's hope on the one. >> a repair program that apple may soon offer for older phones. >> this is personal to me. look how old. >> you can tell i'm a consumer guy. apple is introducing a new repair vintage apple pilot program. people familiar with the plan talked to the apple news site nine to five mac.
most products are considered too old to repair after five years. this program, older items like the iphone 5, which is what i have right here, 2012 mac book air can be repaired, too. as long as there are parts available. apple has not commented on the reports. it's november and retailers aren't waiting until black friday to start offering big deals. you may still want to wait before you buy. retailers from target to home depot to amazon are offering markdowns and previewing what's to come. analysts have crunched the numbers and found you may want to wait until black friday if you are looking for several big ticket items, notably tvs and tablets. the sunday before, cyber monday, is the best day to shop for clothes and cyber monday is the best day for toys. here is an interesting one, gm is getting into the bicycle business. it announced two electric bikes will go on sale next year.
both are pedal bikes that have a small battery pack and an electric motor. as a ryder pedals, the motor adds extra power. gm did not say if they will run on electricity alone. one of the bike models is foldable. you can see that. there's no word if the bikes will be sold to individual cust cust customs, use in bike sharing fleets. >> do any apps still run on your iphone 5? is that a paper weight? >> he never does the updates. >> you know what happens. you lose half your stuff. >> do you have pong? >> thank you. toys r us may be defunct, but its famous mascot isn't. he will make a comeback this holiday season at kroger.
they will sell uriu r ii nes of it. help us. it's dubbed -- that's odd. it's the woozy face emoji. emojm according to an emoji blog, it's meant to represent the state of being tired and emotional at the same time. some thought it meant having a stomach ache. >> i could see you feeling -- if you saw me monday -- >> that's what you looked like. >> it was worse than that. keeled over on the side. it's one of 16 new emojis released onikely to use that
>> i could find a way. stumping for the candidates. these aren't your usual campaign helpers. >> i worked on jfk's campaign. >> they call themselves the gray army. how they're trying to make a difference on tuesday. a look ahead to abc 7 news at 5:00. >> emotional and ready for what's next. >> take advantage of opportunities when they come. >> boy, did he. what his coach is saying about the debut and the future of nick mullens. what one district is doing that it has never done before to train for fires. what prompted a human conveyor belt?
>> we visited with them to find out what they are all about. >> reporter: silver hair soldiers armed with cell phones and ipads, they are texting, get out the vote messages. >> we are technology savvy. 66 of us here were part of the texting group that started in march. we have texted over 3.6 million people. some of the messages, the text messages are going out to specifically groups of millennials. >> every single election. >> we will be there. but you won't? >> wabecause we're a generation do doers. >> reporter: they are encouraging young people to vote. locally, republicans are also on the move. >> we have deployed hundreds of
thousands of digital ads. >> i worked on jfk's campaign. >> reporter: the democrats are happy they say to have a nickname. >> we are the gray army. honestly, i think we are the gray activist army who are doing this work on behalf of, not just ourselves, to save medicare and social security, but for our children and our grandchildren. >> reporter: that gray army is deploying those with the best penmanship. 16,000 handwritten postcards. >> i find a lot of people that get the campaign envelopes, they toss them in the waste paper basket. nobody is not going to read a handwritten postcard. it's a secret tactic of the old people. >> reporter: the last of them get mailed today. the texting blitz will go into overdrive this weekend. >> interesting strategy. we get so much on our phones and e-mail and all that. if you get a handwritten note --
>> you will look at it. that's going to do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4:00. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. >> it's troubleso somsome peopl to look for fights. >> there was more than one. the battle of the bay went beyond the raiders and 49ers. the skies looked like the end was near. what sparked a big fire in oakland. developing news in a hotel strike now entering its second month. late word a deal may be near for some. don't let your arm come back. >> training to fight fires. what one district is doing that has never done before. >> the 20-year-old employee credited with saving a ryder's life. there was more action off
the field as some fans definitely behaved badly at last night's game at levi stadium. it got ugly. >> mropolice made dozens of arrests. >> it's a fight between two 49ers fans that spread on social media. we have the story now from santa clara. >> reporter: last night's performance by the 49ers should have been a good enough reason for its fans to celebrate. this video showed two of them fighting during the game. a puzzling scene for those in attendance. >> it's concerning. i have seen some of the guys get up from the fights and i don't want to be that guy. >> reporter: a 31-year-old was arrested for felony assault and booked at the santa clara county jail. police say they were able to identify and locate the suspect before he could exit the stadium because the fight was quickly posted to social media, which