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. bay area voters casting their ballots early today. this just a preview of the big turnout expected on election day tuesday. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim. big voter turnout is expected because of record voter registration numbers in california and at least one local county. >> what's shaping up to be a busy mid-term election. >> reporter: people we talked with are eager to make their voices heard by having their vote counted. in santa clara county a record number of people registering to vote. more than 800,000 people. keep up if you can, in santa clara county where ballots are buzzing through machines taking in early votes.
>> we saw people were lined up when we opened the doors at 9:00. they wanted to come in and vote. >> reporter: voters in san jose and seven satellite offices, hundreds of election officers kept busy this weekend. >> i love that you do have the opportunity to do that because everyone's schedule is different. so i don't have to rush over hereafter work or before work, i'm trying to avoid that. >> reporter: a san jose resident and her mother and sister, showed up to vote in person sunday afternoon. >> i believe this is very important election, so i'm anxious to see how ittttttttt on tuesday. >> i really want to make sure my vote was counted because it's important for me, my wife and my child. >> this is the first election of the trump era. >> reporter: traditionally mid-terms have low turnouts but the current political climate has inspired many.
>> based on the data we've seen so far we do see a bump in voter registration among younger voters. we do think we're going to see a higher turnout among younger voters. >> reporter: santa clara has seen an up tick in first time voters and new citizens registering. >> the latest figures we saw were at over 886,000, and that's the most registrations we've ever seen in santa clara county. >> reporter: san francisco county is predicting a 60% voter turnout while santa clara could be anywhere from 60% to 70%. back in 2014 the numbers were as low as 50%. dion, eric? >> katie, thanks a lot. the battle for prop 8 which would c set an all-time record for spending. los angeles time reports combined both sides will spend over $100 million. >> and both do have one thing in common, the patients. >> reporter: emmanuel gone lez is a kidney dialysis technician,
but the treatment he gives extends beyond his work. >> like my dad who sometimes he's yelling over for a technician to help him because they're taking care of 12 patients at one time. >> reporter: gonzalez is fighting for yes on prop 8. it caps at 15% and pays refunds to patients and insurers for money that's not spent on improving patient care. in prop 8 which was port forth by a labor union would get providers to reinvest in patient care. >> marking up prices 350%. meanwhile too many dialysis patients are dying. >> it's unacceptable. they have the money in order to up keep their facilities and hire more staff, but they refuse to because they're only worried about making money. >> in a climate like mine where there is no private insurance, it is even -- it's a nonstarter. there is no excess profit.
>> reporter: dr. brian long has been working in kidney dialysis for 30 years. he called prop 8 counter intuitive. he says patient death is high not because of conditions but the overall poor health of patients. california can't graduate the number of technicians needed. >> if prop 8 passes thousands of us dialysis patients will be thrown out into the cold. >> reporter: california's legislative analysis office puts their profit at close to $3 billion. gone lez says clinics won't close even if prop 8 passes. >> if the ballot measure tells them -- encourages them to spend more money on quality improvements and staff, how does that equal cutting back on services? it doesn't.
>> information about all the propositions on the california ballot is available on our free abc 7 news app. we sent this alert you see here about our voter guide earlier today, and we'll be sending out alerts about how those propositions fare on election night. all that information is also available on our website. >> count on abc 7 live for coverage on tuesday. live coverage of the biggest races around the country starting at 5:00 p.m. and we'll have live local election coverage throughout the evening including on abc 7 news at 9:00 and of course here at 11:00 here on abc 7. ae now a major back up on the bay bridge eastbound after a truck caught fire. here's a look from our emery tower cam. san francisco firefighters responded to that fire within the last half-hour. the truck erupted into flames on the incline of the west hall plaza. no one was hurt. drunk driving appears to be
the cause of two head on crashes that put several people in the hospital in contra costa county. at least three suffered injures. a woman tried to speed away after hitting a motorcycle traveling the opposite direction just after 5:00 tonight. >> next thing you know she's trying to turn around, look like she ran over him, and then she came here, fishtailing, went out of control and hit the people in this car and that's where it stopped. and i just hope the man and they're okay. the man on the motorcycle looked like he couldn't survive because she slid under the car and looked like she rolled over him. >> moments later highway patrol says the same 33-year-old woman hit another car head on. officers then arrested her. the victims went to four different hospitals. we now know the name of the man shot and killed by police in danville. yesterday's violent series of events started when officers tried to stop and question the
33-year-old. someone reported he was acting suspiciously. officers caught up with him at front street and diablo road. he later died after being rushed to the hospital. two children allegedly kids napped by their mother have been missing more than 48 hours now. an amber alert was sent out yesterday for diana and her 11-year-old and 1-year-old son. san jose police tell us they were taken during a visit with a social worker friday evening in san jose. mom is believed to be driving a gray 2012 mini cooper with california license plate on your screen there. 6uwl251 possibly headed to colorado springs. it held its first motorcycle training class in three years. there are 16 trainees. that class is required for officers hoping to join the
traffic company. their goal is to reduce injuries and deaths from traffic accidents and to ticket drivers who cause congestion. you may notice some highway signs looking a bit different tomorrow. chp is taking part in browsing driver prevention week. cal trans will use nearly 900 electronic signs along highways to raise awareness for drowsy driving. according to chp going without sleep for at least 18 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. it's california it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%. mourning the loss of familiar sight after people wrote tributes to a pine tree that's graced the block for more than a century. it appears it tree has died and
now people are sharing their fond memories. >> a lot of people in the neighborhood grew up with this tree, and there used to be long before i lived here a tree swing, so some of the children played on the swing. people are sad to see it go. change is hard, and it's always sad when something that's been around for a long time dies and hopefully we'll have something beautiful coming. >> a local historian believes the tree is about 125 years old. this type of pine tree rarely lives past 100 years. in the north bay boats on richardson bay have been getting warnings that the police can remove their vessels if they've been left in sauce hours. still ahead on abc 7 news at 11:00, so-called oscars of science happened in mountain view tonight. a special tribute to stephan
hawking. and a funeral home transformed today. how it was decked out for a day of the dead celebration. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we had cooler weather move in to finish out the weekend today. so, let's talk about conference calls. there's always a certain amount of fumbling. a lot of times it doesn't work. we have problems. comcast business goes beyond fast. by letting you make and receive calls from any device using your business line. and conference calls you can join without any dial-ins or pins.
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.
tonight the oscars of science honored the breakthroughs of men and women around the world. the event is held in silicon valley and celebrates major achievements achievements in physics, sciences and mathematics. the youngest winner who took home the junior prize was awarded for research connecting sleep to sickness.
he started the research after noticing he had asthma attacks around the same time each day. >> i noticed these attacks started to peak early in the morning and i saw the correlation with the sar cadian rhythm. my topics are generally inspired by personal experiences. >> so brilliant. celebrities like pierce brauzman, lionel richman and more were also in attendance. more than $22 million in prizes were awarded. veterans day is a week from today, but it's never too early to honor those who fought for our country. palo alto police are paying their respects to those who serve. the honored guard will be there to present colors and more events will be held across the bay area throughout the week. several pet rescue groups work hand iphand to help families find new companions in san francisco today. abc 7 news was on brandon street when they hosted their annual dog day adoption event featuring
16 local dog and cat rescues. one specializes in placing huskies in forever homes. >> husky rescue right now is really out of control because of "game of thrones" and other hollywood movies. we've never had this many in rescue. >> many people should be able to bring their new friends home in about a week. a funeral home transforming from calm to colorful to celebrate the day of the dead. people danced at the chapel of the chimes on mission boulevard. food, drink and photos of loved ones who have died lined brightly decorated tables serving as alters. children also got in on the fun. >> t fks w pd arepresent tpast ilith us in some wan it's to honor them, to celebrate their life and also to bring family
together because those family ties are so strong, too. >> more than 1,100 people showed up for today's event. well, daylight savings time ended today and the sunset one hour earlier around 5:00, and boy, was it a stunner. >> abc 7 viewer sent us this stunner from half moon bay. voters tuesday will consider a ballot measure that would allow lawmakers to pass a law switching california to one time system. >> so perfect segway to get to abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with more on the forecast. and yeah, i mean daylight savings, gorgeous sunset. >> it is indeed. and the sunset beautiful for both today and yesterday. we had some high cirrus clouds. and live doppler 7 with much of that cloud cover we had earlier today is out of here.
mainly clear skies and a quiet picture. sutro tower showing you the beautiful lights of san francisco. city hall decked out in red, white and blue as we head for the polls tuesday. we'll forecast tuesday to show what you can expect as you cast your ballots. tons of sunshine, temperatures basically on either side of about 50 degrees. so the light jacket certainly needed on tuesday. if you're headed to the polls on your lunch break by noon, temperatures warm by 60s and 70s. and 7:00 at night we'll have clear skies and really calm, quiet conditions. temperatures nearly in the upper 50s to low 60s. 57 in san francisco, about 63 in san rafael. 54 in fremont and concord, just one degree shy from 60 degrees tonight. plenty of stars out there. it's a beautiful looking night. no fog along our coastline right now. mid-40s to lower 50s and it will
drop in the overnight hours. live doppler 7 along with satellite, california is very quiet. oell to the north along portland and seattle. the reason why our storm track is so far north thanks to this ridge of high pressure sitting off our coastline, and this is not going anywhere over the next week. so next seven days california will remain dry. rainfall estimates, if you want to find some moisture, it's not a lot of moisture on the west coast, but it will be confined to seattle and portland, so our dry stetch does continue. it's been more than a month since many of us have seen any rainfall. a lot of sunshine. morning andhen it's a mild afternoon. once again temperatures a bit warm tomorrow. 74 for san jose tomorrow. 73 for cupertino. about 70 for red moon city.
half moon bay sunny at 64 degrees. even sunny in daily city at 63 degrees. 75 in vallejo, about 76 in san rafael. upper 60s to lower 70s in the east bay. 72 fremont. and inlands near 80 degrees in a lot of cities tomorrow. 79 walnut creek, 80 the high in concord. here's the accuweather seven day forecast. mild afternoon on your monday. as you go to it polls on tuesday no weather worries, it's sunny. carbon copy weather forecast. fog knocks us down a little bit. a little cooler but still no rain the next seven days. >> but this is fall. >> this is fall, yeah. still ahead on abc 7 news at 11:00 some of the world's top runners took the
"look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress, and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california values senator dianne feinstein
run, forest, run. a man is making headlines after running the new york city marathon dressed as the iconic movie character. his photo was snapped by another runner and posted to instagram with the caption when forest is outpacing you in his cargoes. >> fake forest didn't take home any titles, though. though. a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 59 seconds for the men. and in the women's race 2 hours, 22 seconds. it passed through all five boroughs of new york city. >> that is so fast. i don't know what the break time zi for each mile, but i mean >> i can do it faster in the cab, which is the only way i'll go 26.2 miles. >> they were exkrutiatingly
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. the a's corner defender is recognized as the best in the american league. first baseman matt oleson and third matt honored tonight. olson led with 14 defensive run saves, and chatman led all major
league players with 29 defensive run plays. the national league award went to arizona's nick one team had to come out on top. drew brees was in his usual form. he had three touch down passes nf in the first half, and that puts the saints in celebration mode. that's how he chose to honor his touch down. you know the rams are going to come back. threw for 391 yards and three scores. 41 of them here at cooper cup. that will tie the game up at 35. saints get a field goal. and brees hits his fourth touch down pass on this game. do you remember the former st. joe horn, reached under the goal
post and pulled out a flip phone, michael thomas paid homage today. the st.'s win their seventh straight game and hand the rams their fourth loss of the season. 35-45 the final. from two of the best teams to of the top two quarterbacks. taking on aaron roger's packers. this game featured a lot of running. james white threw the patriots three rushing touch downs. rogers answers in the second. me rolls out and going to find devante adams in the end zone. they tie it up in the third. rogers 15 yards. remember jimmy graham? it's good to see him in the end zone. aaron through for 259 yards and two scores. fourth quarter, though, went to the patriots. white is going to score again. patriots had 123 yards on the ground. and brady who finished with 249 yards passing and one touch down, here it is josh gordon, 55 yards. the patriots win 31-17.
this abc 7 sports report is sponsored by river rock casino. and tom brady entered this game needing just three rushing yards. and he left the game needing four. no milestone for mr. brady tonight. >> hey, he'll gelt it eventually. much more to come on abc 7 news at 11:00. as people lined up today to vote early celebrities were trying to get even more people to the polls. how m.c. hammer was getting out the vote in oakland. plus how a prank by army cadets could lead to the death of the air force's mascot. and coming up after abc 7 news at 11:00, make sure to stick around for our more in common television special. instead of focusing on political divide it features inspiring stories of people coming together despite their
connecting people... ...uniting the world. ♪♪ proposition 11 "a common sense solution" to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim. in tonight's headlines now three people are in the hospital in life threatening injuries all in separate crashes involving a drunk driver. she hit a motorcycle in discovery bay and then hit another car as she tried to speed away.
3 #-year-old was shot after trying to run over an officer during a chase. he took off when police tried to question him after getting calls about a suspicious man. he died after being rushed to the hospital. registration and voting is up across the state. in contra costa county a record breaking 800,000 people have registered. >> there was a line out the door at city kyle wain brought his son. ballot drop offe ksks we also setup outsi setup outside city hall. >> this is the perfect person for this time and this era for the city of oakland, and that's why i'm here supporting this mayor. >> hammer is supporting oakland mayor libby shaft in her
reelection bid. meantime president trump was on the campaign trail today stumping for republican candidates. control of the house and senate is on the line, and 36 states including california are electing governors. reporter annie field has the very latest. >> reporter: the president continuing his campaign blitz stumping sunday night in tennessee. >> this is one of the most important elections of our time. >> reporter: hoping to encourage a red wave as voters head to the polls. earlier in the day he was in georgia, a state with a very contentious governor's race. >> you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it's very simple. >> reporter: georgia secretary of state republican brian kemp running against democrat stacey abrams. accusing democrats of trying to hack georgia's voter registration system. abrams spoke with abc's atlanta affiliate. >> he is trying to rile up his base by misleading voters yet
again. >> reporter: kemp himself fighting claims of voter suppression. >> that is a myth that the democrats bring out every two years. >> reporter: the florida governor's race also closely watched. andrew gillum in a tough fight with ron desantis. democrats needing just two seats to take the senate. in arizona two women vying to become the state's first female senator, republican martha mcsally. >> i'm border security and working closely with president trump. >> reporter: and democrat kristen cinema. >> the difference between our two campaigns could not be more clear g cle clear. >> let's remember before we republicans and democrats we're americans and texans. >> stopping all the positive progress we're making, is that
good for the people of texas? >> reporter: andy field, abc news, washington. a red rally at the state capitol got heated when counterprotesters turned up. the rally was formed to promote conservative issues ahead of the mid-term election. counterprotesters showed up but were kept behind the sidewalk by police. in 2016 a clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters at the state capitol ended in violence. there's a lot to cover, so you can find a guide to all things election including the measures and propositions on your ballot. it's all at abc7news.com/election. we've put together a local voter guide. make sure to count on abc 7 for live election coverage on tuesday. abc 7 news network will have coverage of the biggest races around the country beginning at 5:00. and we'll have live local
coverage throughout the evening including abc 7 news at 9:00 on kofy tv 20 and then at 11:00 on abc 7. bay bridge ooeeastbound thi are still moving slowly after a truck caught fire. san francisco firefighters responded to this fire about 10:30 tonight. the truck erupted into flames on the incline eastbound just west of the toll plaza. nobody was hurt. a city in utah is mourning its mayor after he was killed while serving with the national guard. it was being described as an insider attack in afghanistan. major brent taylor went to afghanistan to train local security forces. taylor had taken a one year leave of absence from his post as mayor in utah. an afghan killed taylor yesterday. the 39-year-old leaves behind a wife and seven children. tonight new videos are surfacing of the man accused of
opening fire inside a tallahassee yoga studio. the military veteran posted photos on youtube openly posting his racist and misogynistic views to the world. in the videos he alludes to deep rejection he felt from women. police say he walked into the studio friday shortly after class started. he pulled the gun out of a duffel bag he was carrying and began shooting. before taking his own life he shot six people, killing two. the trial of notorious mexican drug lord gets under way with jury selection tomorrow. el chapo is accused of having a hand in a dozen murders and smuggling tons of cocaine into the u.s. the trial in new york is about
drug conspiracy charges. el chapo was extradited from mexico in 2017. he faces life in prison. hundreds pay tribute to three girl scouts and an adult leader who were killed when a pickup truck plowed into them in western wisconsin. people braved cold weather and rain during tonight's candlelight vigil. the four victims included a mother and her daughter. another fourth grader remains in critical condition after picking up litter along the road yesterday. state troopers are arrested a man suspected of the hit-and-run. this is 22-year-old aurora back when she was in good health. according to colorado newspaper the bird traveled with the school's football team to new york this weekend. and west point cadets took the
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british airways flight from orlando to london turned into a three day flight from hell for passengers. it began with mechanical problems on thursday delaying the flight for an entire day. the plane took off on friday but a technical issue forced it to make an emergency landing. many passengers endled up sleeping on the floor. finally made it this morning about 77 hour after it was
supposedly originally supposed to take off. > st happened not far from the sacramento airport. 80 beehives were stolen with about 40,000 bees worth up $20,000. >> everything is gone. we feel of course upset and very much hurt. those people were be keepers. they knew something about be keeping. >> i didn't know this but apparently renting out beehives is a big business in california. they're frequently used to pollinate c pollinate crops and are in high demand. we're having sunshine, mild temperatures the next couple of days and we start to see more cooler weather by the weekend. it's going to be a really quiet night. the winds have calmed down in our hills.
that was the issue last night. tonight it is quiet. mid-40s to low 50s is what we'll drop to in the overnight hours. 6:39 a.m. it's up, so a few clouds throughout the day, similar skies. a mild afternoon on your monday. most clouds away from the coast going into the 70s if not near 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon. so certainly not feeling like november out there. mild air continues. 80 in concord for your monday. 70 in oakland, about 71 in palo alto, about 78 in santa rosa and vallejo. sunny and warm and up to about 75 degrees. tomorrow it's a mild afternoon. kind of a carbon copy forecast for election day on tuesday with sunny skies. the marine layer looks to return on wednesday, so morning clouds along the coast, and that'll bring in some cooler weather relatively speaking thursday and friday. saturday and sunday sun and
yourself. >> matt chap wherein, aka chapman america. >> and bear hand, strong arm. >> we're talking gold in them hills, boy, and that's matt chapman in full effect. >> his range, i've never seen an infielder yet alone third bseman have that type of range. he's got great arm strength. i've never seen anything like it. >> it's understandable that a manager would pump up his own player especially with a prestigious award at stake. but initially he wasn't keen on the depth he likes to play. it's deeper than most. he assured the skipper all would be fine. >> whether you have a lead and a guy leads off an inning and gets on or you have a bunt hit, that's a cheapy for me. so i look over at matt early in the game in the season and i say get him in, and he'd say i've got him.
>> after seeing him make play after play on balls many baseman can't even get to. >> he'll throw balls far away based on the fact he's playing so far away from first base. >> chapman wound up on that one, little bit. >> and he's in a different position every time he gets the ball. >> he doesn't need any assurance what the game will be this year and next year. >> i think he'll win a gold glove this year. and he's going to get better and better. >> speaking of arms, patrick mahomes had r the chiefs. not hard to do when you're in cleveland. he dumped this one off to karim hunt who led 50 yards. hunt had three touch downs as well. 41 all-purpose yards, this one from ten yards out. chiefs win 37-21.
they improved eight and one. sea hawks down eight with seven seconds left. russell wilson on fourth and two going from the end zone, it's incleat. pass interference, gives seattle one run shot. no time left on the clock, wilson steps up, passes it right to david moore who yep, can't hold on. so the charges win their fifth straight. steelers and ravens in an afc north battle. first quarter james conal takes a big hit, but he's going to land in the end 7-3. six yards to antonio brown. steelers have won four straight now 23-16. they win. thomas was traded from the broncos to the texans this week. today he was back with 61 yards.
and jordan thomas there. fast forward with three seconds left in the game 51 yard field goal for the win, no good. texans started 0 and 3. they're now 6 and 3. 19-17 the final. threw for four interceptions and one touch down to the other team. yes, that is pick six by mr. jerome backer. and that was the only touch down in this game. jets still had a chance to drive down the field for a tie, but did i mention those four and t them. that ended it. dolphins win 13-6 the final. never liked those turnovers and interceptions. >> coming up after abc 7 news at 11:00 stick around for our more in common television special. instead of focusing on political divides it features inspiring
stories of people coming together despite their differences in cities and towns across america. that's right after abc 7 news at midnight. >> it feels past midnight, very past midnight. >> well, it would have been yesterday, but today it's 11:57, and that's it for tonight. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim. from all of us here, thank you so much for joining us. make sure to join in tomorrow morning bright a early at 4:30 "look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress, and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate.
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