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to residents and business owners. lake county has had its share of natural disasters. the county's 1 district supervisor says he considers pg&e's recent power safety shutoffs to be just as destructive. >> each one of these pspss has turned off all 67,000 residents in our area with power. it's unbelievable. >> supervisor simon was one of several people who addressed the california public utilities commission today. >> the day the fire happened, they turned the power off at 4:00 p.m. the fire happened at 7:30 at night, started for the kincade fire. good intentions don't always get the job done. >> torn's chief mindy spat says the message period during the public comment period was loud and clear. >> we heard a lot of local government representatives talking about the enormous cost, the costs to the governments themselves to provide emergency services, the costs to small businesses. >> costs that shouldn't be passed on to customers. >> every time pg&e's excuse for
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raising rates is the same. they say it's for safety and reliability. well, i don't think you could find customers who are experiencing less safety and reliability than pg&e's customers right now. >> reporter: meantime, pg&e reported a third quarter net loss prior to the open of trading today, sending its stock tumbling. the utility filed for bankruptcy in january. >> that is their financial situation. every month, i pay my pg&e bill when it come in the mail, just like everyone else does, and we expect the companies that we pay to give us the services we're paying for. >> reporter: simon says while lake county understands wildfires, perhaps better than most, he feels public safety power shutoffs are not the answer. >> there is no way that this can be the way we live for the next decade, and that's what we're hearing, and that's unacceptable. >> there is another public meeting scheduled for next week, and that's when the cpuc is expected to take a closer look at all the ways the shutoffs and the notifications about those shutoffs did not go as expected.
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lake county's district 1 supervisor who you just heard says somebody from that county will definitely be there. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> melanie, thanks very much. pg&e's stock today closed just just above $6 per share, a 13% drop from yesterday. stock hit a record low last week of $3.80. pg&e is suspected of starting sonoma county's kincade fire. officially, the cause is still under investigation. after two weeks, firefighters have full containment, but that doesn't mean the fire is out. it means firefighters have it surrounded. the fire burned just under 78,000 acres and 374 buildings were lost, including 174 homes. another 60 buildings were damaged. now tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the worst fire in california history, the camp fire in butte county. it is the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record. the camp fire burned down nearly 19,000 buildings and claimed 85
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lives. it wiped out most of the town of paradise, but the mayor is optimistic. >> we see ourselves as pioneers. we are rebuilding this whole town from scratch, and we're not going away. >> so far nine homes have been rebuilt. almost 300 building permits have been issued. to southern california now. tonight is the first anniversary of the borderline bar shooting in thousand oaks when a gunman claimed 12 lives, including a young woman who had recently graduated from napa's vintage high school. carlos granda from our sister station in los angeles is at the memorial events. >> it's not that we're moving on. we're moving forward. >> reporter: the family of justin meet gathering to remember their son and brother. this is called the healing garden, and this was the dedication ceremony. survivors, victims, families and first responders are here to take part in the event. there are 12 stone slab benches, one for each victim.
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>> he is looking down on this and making ate good event as well. i'm sure he would love it. >> it's difficult seeing everybody and being here and talking about everything that happened one year ago, but it's also comforting too, because there is so much love and so much support, and that's what the healing garden is supposed to be about. >> reporter: it was one year ago when the shooter entered the borderline restaurant. it was packed. the crowd there for college night. 13 people died, including sergeant ron helis from the sheriff's department. a year later this community and the families are still in pain. >> the families stay in touch on a regular basis. it's nice, you know, for all of us to be here together, because at the end of the day, you know, no one really understands what we're going through other than each other. >> i'm carlos granda, abc7. friends and family came together to remember elena housley today. she was the napa vintage high school graduate that i mentioned
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who was among those killed in the borderline shooting. she was attending pepperdine university at the time. today pepperdine university dedicated a tree in elena's memory and founded an organization in her honor and memory as well. 12 people were killed in the shooting. they were college students, veterans, first responders, fathers, coaches. so much more to their loved ones, of course. we are honoring them with a badge and a page dedicated to their stories on our website, new at 6:00, the national rifle association is dropping its suit against the city of san francisco. that suit was filed after city supervisors passed a resolution in september calling the gun rights lobby a domestic terrorist organization. the nra claimed that the city is infringing on its free speech rights, but city officials responded by saying supervisors were only expressing an opinion. city attorney dennis herera released a statement saying this was a baseless attempt to
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silence san francisco's valid criticisms of the nra and distract from the gun violence epidemic facing our country. and new at 6:00, a dedication in honor of two victims of a deadly hit-and-run case. 6-year-old angel garcia vazquez and his mother alma were killed when a car hit them at 26th avenue and foothill boulevard in oakland in april. the boy's uncle was critically injured. abc7 news reporter kate larsen joins us live from tonight's event with more. kate? >> well, dion, we are at foothill and 26th in oakland and this intersection right here is where that deadly hit-and-run took place back in april. this right here is family laundry. this room was dedicated to the family just tonight. it is a laundromat, but it's also a gathering place for the community here in the fruitvale neighborhood. take a look. this is 6-year-old angel garcia. he and his mother alma vazquez, who was 30 years old were walking across the street in the crosswalk back in april around 7:00 in the evening when they
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were hit and killed by a driver. angel's 20-year-old uncle was also seriously injured. now back in june, the u.s. marshall service captured the hit-and-run driver in virginia, 20-year-old ray allen. tonight the community is now celebrating this newly dedicated space, but also still hurting for family while the oakland department of transportation explained how they're improving safety for drivers and pedestrians in the area. >> it's been really hard for them, and the community has rallied around them through taking care of the children and providing food services, food, meals. >> one intersection over at foothill and 27th avenue, there will be a new traffic signal constructed, and then here at foothill and 26th avenue we'll be installing flashing yellow lights. >> all right. and take a look. this is the reading room that has been dedicated to alma and angel. the oakland public library is going to be supplying books to the room, and they'll hold
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educational community services like esl classes inside this community space. now back out here live right after the accident, the department of transportation said they actually installed those plastic posts as well as paint. but as you just heard from the department, they're going to be making even more improvements to this area. unfortunately, i also just learned from the family friend that the uncle, jaime garcia is still in a coma at this time. live in oakland, i'm kate larsen, abc7 news. >> thank you. after eight days of deliberations, still no verdict in the hillsborough heiress murder trial. they're accused of killing keith green, the father of lee's two children. the case made national news when lee posted a record-setting $35 million bail. prosecutors say that in april of 2016, lee lured green to her hillsborough mansion where he he was shot by beyot.
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jury deliberations will resume on tuesday. stanford university students are on high alert after multiple cases of potential or confirmed drugs were reported to the university over the past month. some say it's a crisis and are calling on the administration to do more to address it. here is abc7 news reporter chris nguyen. >> sounding the alarm at stanford. students have been alerted to four reports of potential or confirmed drugs at multiple residences or gatherings on campus over the past month alone there. >> are also many that don't get reported. so the fact that we have had so many reports since the quarter has started means that there is a real epidemic of drugging that happen on campus. >> in one case involving an unknown location on mayfield avenue, a test came b the date ghb, according to the reporting party. >> it's frankly terrifying. >> since learning of the alleged incidents, stanford has sent a letter to the campus community about steps they can take to protect themselves against drugging and what to do if they
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suspect they have been drugged. but some, including stanford law professor michelle dabber say the university needs to do more. >> they should be treated like a pants on fire emergency. and i think the first thing they should be doing is running into those dormitories to talk to students and let them know about the drugs and talk about it face the face. >> the university says at this point its department of public safety does not have evidence to verify the reports of drugging, but added we take every report seriously and encourage students to continue to report them. the police are asking students with any relevant information to come forward and provide it in order to assist with the investigation. >> thankfully, i haven't been at any of these events where these things have taken place, but it's definitely worrying, because obviously for students, our priority is safety, but hav fun on the weekends. >> the campus has been in a state of heightened awareness since the sexual assault conviction of student brock
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turner. >> there are steps that can be taken, and maybe they are being taken. we just don't know because we haven't been informed of them. >> many now asking for the administration to be more transparent. at stanford, chris nguyen, abc7 news. the local politics now. the race to become san francisco's next district attorney has become even tighter. interim d.a. suzy loftus has 50.33% of the vote. public defender chesa bud din has gained with 49.67 percent. just 879 votes separate the two. the counting will likely continue through the middle of next week, it's so closed. ranked choice voting is also determining who will win a seat representing district 5 on san francisco's board of supervisors. dean preston leads another tight race. preston is beating a pointed incumbent vallie brown with slightly more than half of all the votes cast at this point. you can look up all of the local election results on our website, well, coming up on abc7 news
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at 6:00, the meeting of a hero and a legend. >> i'm very humbled and flattered by the attention. >> that's the hero. he rescued a man from the bart tracks on sunday. you saw that video. at abc7 news today he met a legend. i'm spencer christian. i'm spencer christian. a bit of a foggy chill today, when it comes to health coverage, it helps to have someone in your corner. that's why there's covered california. we're the only place where you can get financial help to pay for your health insurance. new this year, almost a million people could receive additional financial help from the state to help lower the cost of health insurance... more for those already getting it, and new help for many who haven't gotten help before. with insurance, you have annual out-of-pocket caps that limit your financial risk. if you ever have high medical bills, you'll only pay a small portion and your plan will pay the rest. at you can see health plans side-by-side,
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♪ blow a kiss, into the sun ♪ we need someone to lean on ♪ blow a kiss, into the sun ♪ all we need is somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ ♪ the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a home in upland about 35 miles east of los angeles has died. a father and child inside the home escaped without injuries. you can see there a large part
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of that home gutted and smoldering, as well as a parachute draped over nearby trees. the single engine aircraft was equipped with a parachute to deploy in an emergency. it's unclear if the pilot deployed or was inside the plane when it crashed. investigators are looking into why that plane went down. >> been a number of these incidents in the recent weeks around the country. the presence of a hero. today the bart supervisor who rescued a man from the tracks, saving his life joined us in studio at abc7 for midday live. >> the rescue was captured showing john o'connor pulling rayshawn jackson to safety sunday night. the platform was packed with people following a raiders game. >> abc7 news anchor kumasi aaron asked john about his split-second decision. >> that train was so close. >> i was thinking he wasn't going to make it. that was my thought. and just thought i can't watch him die.
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yeah, it's -- sorry. it's pretty traumatic. but at the time you know, you don't have time to think. you just do something, you know. don't reach for your phone. do something. >> really well said. the man john rescued knew just how close of a call it was. >> i heard the train. i felt the vibration on the rails coming, and i could see the light coming out of the tunnel. as soon as i seen the light, i jumped up and tried to get out of the way. and i missed my jump the first jump. and i did it again. i actually felt like the man grabbed me in the midair and took me out of the way. >> john and rayshawn shared a hug on the platform and john shared his final thoughts with us on the air. >> i'm not trying to sound like a hero or nothing. but if we in the world spread a little more love and take a little more action and care about our fellow human beings instead of maybe what's on the phone or whatever is going on,
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certainly be a better place. >> well, from one great man to the actual greatest of all time, jerry rice. we'll be right back. >> oh, man, i can't beat that. >> all right. clearly john is a big 49ers fan. so it was only natural to connect john with jerry rice. >> yeah, we caught that very special moment behind the scenes between a hero and a legend. >> jerry rice, this is john. john o'connor. >> how are you doing, man? >> doing well. how about yourself? jimmy came with me as well. man, my user name is 1680 on a lot of stuff. >> i can tell. you're a strong man. that was a great job what you did. >> well, thank you, man. you'd have done it. you got better hands than me. >> all right. now watch what happens when john's wife calls him while john is trying to take a picture with jerry. >> your home is calling you.
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>> you have to go rescue someone else now. >> hey, baby. say hi to jerry rice. you listening? terry, terry. >> terry! >> terry! >> what? >> jerry rice. how are you doing? >> you're not jerry rice. >> yes, it is. >> it is not! >> yes! >> it is not my boyfriend. you're going to make me cry, mr. rice. how you? >> i'm doing fantastic. hey, you got a good man here. >> i think i do. i think i do. >> well, you called in at the right time. something about being in the right place at the right time that works for us, baby. >> is that so sweet. >> her boyfriend. how cute is that. >> that was fantastic. jerry was really delighted to meet john. and of course john thrilled to meet jerry rice. a nice moment here at abc7 today. >> i know john doesn't think so, but he totally is a hero.
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>> i don't want that story to end. especially the part with jerry rice there. fantastic. our cool weather is going to come to an end. we have warm weather coming our way starting tomorrow. here show things look right now on live doppler 7. lots of low clouds and fog at the coast. much of it is pushing inland in some areas. here is the view from the rooftop camera at abc7, a portion of the skyline. 52 in the city right now. 54 across the bay in oakland. it's cool everywhere right now. mid 50s in redwood city, san jose and gilroy. 52 at half moon bay. this is the view of the golden gate where the fog is not appearing yet, but it's likely to be there during the overnight hours. it's 50 degrees at santa rosa. 54 napa. 60, 61 degrees at fairfield, concord and livermore. one more live view from our abc7 news exploratorium camera, pier 15 in san francisco looking towards the bay bridge. we'll see areas of dense fog in some spots for the morning commute. warmer pattern the next few days, right on through the weekend. and temperatures will be above
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average right on into next week. here is our forecast animation starting at 5:00 tomorrow morning at which point the morning commute will be getting under way. notice lots of fog along the coast. some will be out over the bay as well there could be some patches of dense fog locally. the middle of the commute, still the same picture. later in the day we expect the fog to pull back to the coastline and even away giving us a mainly sunny day over the by and inland. overnight lows will be mainly in the mid- to upper 40s, and then tomorrow we'll see high temperatures ranging from 61 half moon bay to 69 in oakland. inland east bay, upper 70s to the most part. up in the north bay 80 at santa rosa. 82 at cloverdale. in the south bay high of 76. 80 at morgan hill. as we move ahead to saturday, a little bit warmer, especially in our inland areas. not much change along the coast or around the bay. we'll see a few more 80-degree readings pops up inland on saturday. sunday, pretty much the same picture.
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upper 70s to low 80s inland. steady pattern there. and then into monday, that looks like mild to warm again. and even along the coast on monday, and around the bay we expect a bit of a warm-up as well. it look likes the warmth just doesn't want to go away. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. as you can see, friday through monday will be a much warmer than average spell for this time of the year. monday, by the way, is veterans day. it look likes it's going to be a nice veterans day. foggy morning tomorrow. remind you that but it will be sunny by the afternoon. it starts to get a little cooler early next week. there will be further cooling later in the week. mostly cloudy by next thursday. just a behind of a slight chance of some liquid precipitation here. >> two drops? >> perhaps. more i hope toward the end of next week. we'll keep watching that. it may fizzle or it may intensify. we'll see. >> thanks, spencer, very much. well, moving up in the world by not moving at all. one of the bay area's favorite food trucks now has a permanent location.
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[ closing bell ] well, two out of three isn't bad. both the s&p and dow set new records today at the closing bell. the dow gained 182 points, finishing at 27,674. the nasdaq added 23, just shy of a record close. the s&p went up by 8 to set a new record close of 3,085.
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san francisco-based twitter went public six years ago today. the ipo price was $26. today shares closed just over 29. and stock in gap is up, despite the ceo stepping down today amid a report of slumping sales. the san francisco-based clothing company owns gap, banana republic and old navy. sales are down for each of those brands. gap is trying to divide the company in two, one for old navy and one for everything else. a popular san francisco food truck just opened its first brick and mortar restaurant. senior sisig's located in the heart of san francisco's mission district. the neighborhood is already famous for its delicious mexican fair, and senior sisig hopes to add its own mark. the owner started the business nine years ago when they rundow craigslistckly grew,
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adding five more trucks and serving sidewalk lunches for thousands. >> i think our footprint was really the food trucks. at the on the other hand of the day, hey, why not? we went this far. we want to do more things to the business. and here we are in valencia and 21st. it's a great location. >> the chef says the restaurant will offer the same sisg favorites as well as new items. i can say from experience, it is so good. >> really? it looks good. we'll move on. coming up next, serious allegations against an employee of a bay area bank. >> he was kissing all over me. he was telling me in my ear like this is going to stay between us. >> a former bank teller accuses her manager of rape. plus building a better bay area one car at a time. why the people of these vehicles are going to are more than deserving. and just a few days away from monday night football on abc7. the 49ers the only undefeated team in the nfl this season will take on the seattle seahawks at
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now news to build a better bay area from abc7. >> tonight grave allegations made by a former wells fargo employee who has filed a lawsuit against the bank and one of her former managers. >> yeah, that manager has also been charged in criminal court in contra costa. abc7 news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> i woke up for like literally maybe 30 seconds, and he was on top of me. >> we are calling her yg and protecting her identity. she has filed a lawsuit against wells fargo claim one of her bosses, a manager at a branch inside this san francisco safeway raped the 20-year-old teller, using the date rape drug ghb. >> sometimes i catch myself getting the chills or i get very angry when i think about it. >> yg claims it happened in june of last year when 27-year-old antonio perez, shown here in a video taken that night and two other wells fargo managers went out for drinks after work. according to the civil
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complaint, mr. perez bought all the drinks since y.g. was underage. ultimately, mr. perez slipped y.g. the dap rape drug ghb and raped her. >> i was going to call a uber home and make my way home, and after that i just blacked out. i don't know what happened. i was vomiting a lot. >> at one point, perez allegedly was on top of y.g. in his car in the bank parking lot. later she claimed she woke up in perez's pittsburg home. >> i woke up in his bed at his house. and i want was already too late. he was raping me. he was kissing all over me. he was telling me in my ear like this is going to stay between us. >> in california, if a manager of a company sexually harasses or in this case sexual assaults a junior employee, the employer is automatically liabl comes fr this? what is your hope? >> justice for myself more than
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anything. i really don't know. i don't want this to happen to anybody else. >> wells fargo told abc7 news the company could not comment due to employee privacy and pending litigation. we could not reach perez who will be arraigned in contra costa county on a felony rape charge later this month. laura anthony, abc7 news. >> well, if you or someone you love is dealing with sexual assault or abuse, we have resources you can turn to. head to to find them. abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area. and as part of that mission, we like to highlight the positives. >> in walnut creek today, an insurance company did some good. it took some cars that had been stolen, written off and then recovered and gave them to people with history, hard times and now hope. here is abc7 news reporter wayne freedman. >> here in first world america, we've reached that luxurious point where most of us take our
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cars for granted. when circumstances change, though, that can disappear in an instant. >> it makes a huge impact on my life. >> what were you expecting when you came here today? >> not this. not this. >> left, left right left. >> begin with the military honor guard, which would be fitting for marina rodriguez, u.s. navy retired and for tyler holstein, an iraq veteran and former marine. there were some bad breaks that brought them here. and with the gift of two automobiles from progressive insurance, a hope for better times ahead. >> they're really working on trying to get themselves in a better position. they're just missing that within thing which is their car. >> nationally, the keys to progress program has connected 700 cars with disturbing veterans in the past seven years. mar marita had lost her job as a caregiver when her last wheels broke down. >> i am so appreciative. it made a total impact on my
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life. >> as for tyler, when he came home from iraq in 2009 he had ptsd and adjustment issues. it wasn't enough to be 22 and bulletproof anymore. now he has three kids and a job in security. what was harder, being over there or coming back? >> coming back, 100%. >> really? >> being over there is easy. >> a lot of love and a helping hand in the form of wheels. >> i'm so excited! i'm so excited! oh, my gosh, it smells so good in here. >> and it felt pretty good too in thanking these veterans for their service. >> bye! >> in walnut creek, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> that is great. thank you. well, one woman doesn't know the meaning of the word quit. >> god gave me this work to do. when he tells me to quit, i'll quit. >> but not yet. a bay area woman feeds thousands of people. but now she needs a little help to keep that going. that's next. lawmakers want to overhaul the state's bot
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tonight a mix of good news and bad news for smart train passengers. this good news first. free train rides are continuing through tomorrow. it's to help out people in the north bay who have had to deal with power outages and the kincade fire.
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well, now to the bad news there won't be any train service between the petaluma downtown and novato hamilton stations this weekend. smart will provide buses for passengers instead. smart needs to do some testing for the new novato downtown station. this holiday season, a remarkable organization that helps the underserved needs some help itself. here at abc7, we highlight those working t make a difference in their community as part of our efforts to build a better bay area. today i had the privilege of meeting a very special senior citizen who has dedicated her life to serving others. in a tiny parking lot, tucked away between san pablo avenue and the freeway, something beautiful started happening. >> it started in 1985. >> knowing too well the feeling of being hungry. >> there were ten kids of news my family. we knew what it was like to be poor. >> 82-year-old nellie mae hannon founded ecap with her brother
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bobby and dozens of unpaid volunteers. >> they do so much for the community. i thank god for them. they're amazing. >> they provide food and services to more than 200,000 people in alameda county every year. many who line up down the block. >> we serve the homeless, the -- some of the work class people. what they make just don't meet all the needs. >> i don't have any food. they take so long to give me my check every third wednesday. >> this year with the holidays quickly approaching, something unexpected is throwing a wrench in their plans. >> we don't have enough transportation to go pick up everything. >> their large box van, already old and broken into countless times suddenly died. their other two minivans are on their last legs. >> it's a 1998 ford. >> they've become so run down, nellie's brother worries about his sister's safety. >> we make pickups from all over the bay area, across the bridges and what not. will she be able to get back?
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and there has been times she called me, the van has broke down. >> already unable to pay their volunteers, most of whom are over 70 years themselves, there is no money for a new truck. >> there has to be people out there who have love in their hearts that are willing to help out and to donate. >> which means these seniors, who already volunteer 12 hours a day, seven days a week don't have time to fund raise. nellie's determination to serve just means working harder to serve the community she loves. >> god gave me this work to do or else i wouldn't be doing it. so when he tells me to quit, i'll quit. >> she is great. >> she is really an angel for that community. >> she sure is. if you would lick to help by providing a new vehicle or perhaps volunteering, nellie and bobby would certainly love to hear from you. >> got to our website, contact information on our home page that. >> puts you in the holiday spirit right there. >> love it. >> despite a densely foggy morning, the clouds lifted to when it comes to health coverage,
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284 replanet recycling centers suddenly shut down, leaving customers with very few ways to redeem bottles. >> lawmakers, they will consider changes in january. but for now a stopgap measure is in place. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here to explain exactly what's changed here. >> we reported on it a bunch of times. recycling centers were closing one at a time. it seems like neighborhood after neighborhood was slowly losing their centers. then the major loss when replanet shut down overnight. it became even harder to get refund for our bottle deposits. and hundreds of grocers were suddenly legally on the hook to recycle our bottles and cans. well, now a new state law tries to give relief to the grocers and their customers, but officials say it's just a band-aid. >> i was told that i could bring back my bottles to your store, and you would give me my redemption value. >> you may recall barbara of pacifica trying to find a store that would refund her bottle deposits. >> if i brought my bottles back,
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then you could not give me my money back? >> no stores would take them. >> she said try 7-eleven. >> barbara used to take her empties to a local replanet recycling center before all 284 locations shut down this summer. it not only affected consumers, it also put hundreds more grocers on the hook to start redeeming your empties. that's because state law requires stores that sell benches to step up if there is no recycling center nearby. >> i don't think the law anticipated a situation where it was the recycling centers that closed. >> aaron marino of the california grocers association said most of the stores were caught off guard. >> obviously, there is some ramp-up that needs to happen on their end to figure out how it's going to work, where they're going to take in the recycling. do we need more workers to come in and sort the recycling. you're taking this garbage inside of a store. it's not safe. and customers don't want it. >> the replanet led to long lines at the few remaining recycling centers in the state. and stoked fears they might be next to shut down.
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>> i have a refund coming, but if i can't take it any place to do this, i won't get my money back. >> recyclers say their costs are too high and the revenue too low. state legislators said the decades old bottle law isn't working anymore, and they will update it come january. for now, they approved temporary relief. for one, they allocated $5 million to help the remaining recycling centers to stay open. also, grocers near the shutters replanet centers are off the hook for redeeming bottles and cans. however, that reproef ends in march when they must be ready to accept your empties. now legislators also allocated money to test a mobile recycling program. san francisco has received one of the grants and will be sending trucks out into the neighborhoods to accept bottles and cans. that program should begin in january. i want to hear from you. my 7 on your side hotline is open monday through friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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the telephone number is 415-954-8151. you can also reach me on my facebook page and through there is going to be quite a fight in the legislature. a lot of work to be done here. >> thanks, michael, very much. dangerously thick fog blanketed the bay area this morning, creating problems on the road and in the sky. visibility was less than a quarter mile. flights were delayed at sfo. you can barely see the airport there through all that fog. well, lots of fog, but no rain in sight. however, california is still doing okay in the big picture. compare the latest drought map just released today to our drought conditions from just a year ago. last year the entire state qualified for some level of drought. this year it affects less than 20%. so that is encouraging, but of course, that will change if we don't get rain and begin to get it soon. >> and speaking of, spencer, i think you forecasted just a few drops. >> potentially, maybe sort of, yes. overnight no rain.
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although we will have fog at the coast and locally over the bay. overnight lows in the mid- to upper 40s. and tomorrow mainly sunny skies. a little fog will linger at the coast. we'll see highs from 60s a the coast to low 70s around the by to near 80 inland. accuweather seven-day forecast through monday, which is veterans day shows mild to warm conditions, especially inland where highs will be around 80 or above. we'll have slight cooling, beginning on tuesday, and by the end of next week, increasing clouds getting cooler and getting closer possibly to a couple of raindrops. we're not calling for it yet. we shall see. >> we shall. thank you, spencer, very much. before we hear from larry we want to hear from jerry. >> today on midday live; he had a lot to say about his team, the 49ers. >> they have a big monday night game coming up. seattle. seattle. that's going to be a very important football gym for them, because i always thought of monday night football as it's showtime. >> it's your stage. >> it's showtime. only two teams playing, and you want to make a statement on that night.
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>> that monday night football game is right here on abc7. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. fun to see jerry in the station. >> how special is that? >> jerry rice had some huge games on monday night. >> he did. no question. >> greatest of all time for a reason. 49ers star george kittle, will he be good to go against the seahawks on monday? and jimmy g., he is ready. his thoughts on the seahawks
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now abc7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. some injury concerns for hitters heading into their showdown game with seattle. a game you watch. tight end george kittle did not practice today. he has been sidelined. it turns out there is also an ankle injury. he is questionable for monday. 49ers, though, on the flip side about to get two huge returns. offensive tackles joe staley and mike mcglinchey both did practice today. they're listed limited participants, but they look like they're in pretty good shape to go on monday. their returns will be a big boost to the eight no niners right before the huge rivalry game against the seahawks. >> the neatest thing about it is that's the one time that all your peers are really going to watch also. the other coaches and players. it's cool to be on national tv for the whole world and stuff. but i think it's special when the whole league gets to watch it too. >> yeah, it will be fun. it will be a good atmosphere.
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lee vie's was rocking last time. i wouldn't expect anything less. the faith willful be loud. >> more from jimmy in a moment. the niners may have a new kicker on monday night. robbie gold has a strained quad. rookie chase mclaughlin has been signed. he hit on six of nine field goal attempts with the chargers this season before he was released. gold has been shaky, converting 13 of 20. >> 8-0. how does that feel? >> feels great, baby. >> the comment that sent twitter into a frenzy explained today. jimmy garoppolo got some people upset with the baby line there. jimmy g. says baby is a word he uses all the time. >> i didn't expect it to blow up like that. it it type of thing. but, yeah, i was excited. 8-0, baby. i say baby like 500 times during the game to my teammates and stuff. it wasn't like that. >> you can find a million videos
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with him saying baby by the way if you want to spend your time doing that. the raiders playing the chargers in thursday night football. eric harris picked off phillip rivers. the raiders just scored before halftime, 17-14, silver and black with the lead at the half. there is a different sport being played at oracle park this weekend, and it's open to you. top golf has returned to the giants home for a second consecutive year. look at the way they set up the field there it's an interactive golf experience. so you can crush balls, aim at targets located on the diamond there. complete with digital sport tracking, music, food, and drinks. nicely done. open friday through sunday and rounds start at $50. >> well, at top golf, our core we like to do things differently. it all started when we decided to reinvent the way golf was played and change the way a driving range functioned. and it's really a social experience. >> this has actually been a dream of mine.
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so i'm so excited to be here. combining two sports into one is the coolest thing. kind of like soccer golf. >> you can barely make contact with the ball and still get points. so that's really encouraging for the new golfer, which is something we're trying to promote as far as growing the game of golf. this is great. >> and while we're wait ogg tonight giants to name a new manager, they appear to be making progress on moving the bullpens, not in foul territory anymore that was too dangerous to be on the field. you see that area right there, it look likes the bullpens are going to be adjacent to center field. seats have been removed right by the veggie garden. looks like a enough space for relievers from both teams. finally, bizarre play from the nba. eric bledsoe going to take the ball. and instead of passing it inbounds, just starts dribbling it up the court. you have to throw it inbounds. this is not a secret. this is just the system. we're not playing like a pickup game. it's a classic shaqtin' the fool moment that will not be forgotten by everybody. and one more thing because i
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know you're a huge golfer. top golf. you cannot three-putt in top golf. there is no putting. no puget. drive, drive, drive. >> you said it's fun. i've never tried it. >> it's fun. the music is blaring and everybody is having a good time, it's a good environment. larry, thanks. all right. join us tonight for abc7 news at 11:00. the u.s. secret service is out with new findings on preventing new violence. what warning signs parents and students should look for. and looking for a place to chill out? which bay area city has been named the least stressed in the nation. >> let's go there. tonight on abc7, all new episodes starting at 8:00 with "grey's anatomy" followed by "a million little things" at 9:00. then "how to get away with murder" at 10:00. stay tuned for abc7 news at 11:00. >> and stick around. jimmy kimmel live comes on right at 11:35. >> that is this edition of abc7 news. look for breaking news whenever you like. use the abc7 news app. it comes in really handy. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley.
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>> and i'm dion lim. for spencer and larry and all of us here at abc7 news, thank you so much for joining us. >> have a great night. we'll see you again at 11:00.
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