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the better off we'll all be out there. ikea. make the dream yours. red flag barnings will go into effect first thing tomorrow morning as winds developing, increasing our fire danger. we'll have all the details in the forecast. a public safety power shut off is expected to happen in this oakland neighborhood tomorrow. you can see why there is concern out here. the long-term effects of covid on your brain. what patients say they're experiencing when it comes to coronavirus and cognitive health. the push to reopen a beloved palo alto playground, why its popularity could be the reason why it remains closed. "abc7 news" starts now. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is "abc7 news." >> in the long-term, if it's always on and off, on and off, it kills our business. >> fear and frustration tonight.
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critical fire conditions could keep power off to tens of thousands tomorrow. >> take a look at the impact on bay area counties. more than 22,000 customers could face electricity cuts to prevent wildfires. we have team coverage tonight. >> let's begin with meteorologist drew tuma with a look at the dangerous conditions you're expecting. >> yeah. in just a matter of hours, we'll have the red flag go into effect tomorrow morning for much of the bay area. from the north bay to the inland east bay to the santa cruz mountains. we're talking north-northeast winds gusting 35 to 45 miles per hour. combine that with low humidity, that means any fires that start could spread quickly. so watching two time frames. the first early thursday morning. you can see the winds are very active in the north bay. then we're likely going to see a
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second offshore winds at 3:00 a.m. on friday. so we'll watch the winds closely. but also dragging warmer temperatures. we'll have those numbers coming up. >> drew, thank you very much. as drew mentioned, the east bay hills are expected to see powerful winds that's a problem. reporter j.r. stone is in the oakland hill where is there is mixed reaction to these potential blackouts. >> reporter: no power to these poles mean nos electricity, which means no gilatto and no computer to do business. >> in the long-term, if they're always on and off, on and off, it kills our business. >> reporter: maria chan owns this florist in oakland. she unexpectedly lost power for three hours tuesday and it cost her $1,000. now word of a safety shutoff due to fire conditions wednesday night, which will mean more lost
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money. >> we can't do any scanning, we can't do anything. >> reporter: in the hills, homeowners tell us they have received multiple notifications about the expected outage. those like doug hamilton, who uses a cpap machine that needs power but will be run off of a battery. >> somebody knocked on the door and made sure we knew it was happening. >> reporter: everyone is understanding of the shutoff, and hopeful for a long-term solution, recommending either nighttime outages or wires put underground. in oakland, j.r. stone, "abc7 news." so will you lose power in the latest round of shutoffs? just go to and plug in your address to find out. starting tomorrow, santa clara and alameda county also join san francisco in the state's less restrictive orange
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tier, allowing for larger outdoor gatherings and indoor dining. alameda health officials plan to loosen restrictions october 26. sonoma county is the only bay area county in the most infectious or widespread purple tier. so how close is your county to reaching the next krcolor tier? find out on with our opening tracker. palo alto has successfully reopened 29 playgrounds with the exception one, magical bridge. it was designed for everyone, regardless of ability. amanda del castillo spoke with parts who say it's vital to reopen. >> reporter: 7-year-old jackson eager to return to magical bridge. the park welcomed more than 25,000 visitors a month precovid. >> it has swings, bumpy slides.
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>> reporter: it also considers the needs of those living with a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities. >> it's vital for our kids to come to parks like this, especially this one. >> reporter: the city says it's reopened close to 30 playgrounds with the exception of magical bridge, adding a different approach is needed to reopen the regional play ground. >> i don't think it's going to take too much to make this happen. there's a lot of new things for staff. >> reporter: one playground founder saying in part -- >> reporter: parents of children with severe developmental disabilities speaking publicly, demanding a more precise plan to open the highly beloved resource. >> make a commitment when it will open so that the people who have been the most isolated
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during this time don't continue to be. >> reporter: i'm amanda del castillo, "abc7 news." in san francisco, children will once again be allowed back on the city's more than 180 play grounds. visitors will have to adhere to capacity limits and follow safety guidelines. in berkeley, playgrounds will reopen friday following a city inspection. problems coming up with words or names, multitasking and organizing. tonight, there is growing evidence that covid infections could affect cognitive abilities. kate larson spoke with doctors and patients about brain fog. >> we went into a room and i didn't remember why i was there. >> it's like my memory has gotten so much worse. >> reporter: sunnyvale father and daughter say their entire family was infected with covid in april. 17-year-old natalia says simple school tasks, like remembering class times, became difficult. >> so i noticed like my clock in
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my head was off. >> it's all related, the fact that people are losing their sense of smell and taste and this whole system is neurological. >> reporter: the family is in a study that is being conducted on the long-term cog nif ty ability of covid patients. >> there's probably inflammation, but not everyone gets it. >> we're seeing these changes on tests we're giving to people. >> reporter: she says the changes aren't usually visible. >> in some ways that's not surprising, because in other viral diseases that can lead to cognitive changes like hiv or hepatitis c, sometimes we can see totally normal brain scans. >> reporter: both say more studies are needed to understand how and why covid affects cognitive health. some good news, though -- >> once people finish their brain fog, they're back to where they were before. >> i think time is just the
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healer. >> reporter: kate larton, "abc7 news." new developments, the census count will end early friday morning that. follows a supreme court ruling today the trump administration argued it had to stop counting to make a december 31st deadline set by law. this helps the trump administration retain control of the process that decides how many house seats each state is given. meantime, supreme court nominee judge amy coney barrett was grilled on capitol hill. democrats pressed her on abortion. >> is roe a super precedent. >> row is not a super precedent, but that doesn't mean it should be overruled. it just means that it doesn't fall on the small handful of cases like margry versus madison and brown versus the board that no one questions anymore. >> in the past, barrett has listed a number of cases she believes cannot be challenged. roe versus wade was not on the
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list. she was also asked about the possibility of a contested election. >> will you commit to recusing yourself from any case arising from a dispute in the presidential election result s three weeks from now? >> i hope that all members of the committee have more confidence in my integrity than to think i would be used as a pawn to decide this election. >> the senate is expected to approve barrett on thursday. apple unveils its new iphones. what you need to know about the latest lineup. controversy over a san francisco high school's admissions proposal. the change that has sparked a heated debate. at this point, i would give it a c minus. >> i think i would give it a b or a b plus. >> and teachers grade distance learning as we work to build a better bay area. >> those stories and more ahead. but first, here's a look at what's coming up on "jimmy
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th cellular network technology on iphone apple has unveiled its 5g smartphone lineup. the company released four new iphones. the top of the line has a 6.7 inch screen, the largest yet. all the designs are thinner, lighter, have new cameras and faster 5g. as for the price, the cheapest phone starts at around $700. and tomorrow, in an abc news
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exclusive on "good morning america" becky worley is live with a first look at the iphone. "gma" starts at 7:00 a.m. a heated debate over a proposed admissions change at an elite high school in san francisco. lowell high school admits on grades and a state test score. but there's a plan to switch for a year to an admissions lottery. school board members heard from people on this. a student addressed one of the concerns. >> our academic standing is going to be ruined, et cetera, et cetera. who's going to ruin it if you all are advocating for students, shouldn't all students be considered? >> some parents are opposed saying the hard work students did in middle school would be overlooked. the board is set to vote on the change next tuesday. all this week we are focusing our efforts to build a better bay area on the status of education. because of the pandemic, most
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schools started the year virtually. we knew there would be some growing pains, so i wanted to find out how educators would say it's going so far. here's what they told me. ♪ >> i would give distance learning a grade of a solid b. >> at this point, i would give it a c minus. >> i think i would give it a b or a b plus. >> i would say that the biggest challenge is for our teachers to find a balance between work and life. they are spending 12 or more hours every day teaching, planning, collaborating, connecting with families. every day i'm working with a teacher who is crying, because they're getting all they have and it's just really, really hard. >> there's some challenges with technology. there's some challenges with connectivity. building that teacher/student
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relationship is very hard. you can't see that ah-ha moment right away, or you can't see, you know, where some students may be suffering. >> every day it's different. every day there are challenges and there are struggles, but there are also bright spots and moments of inspiration. >> i think it's going remark my we -- remarkably well for the children. they're excited to see their peers and teacher. >> teachers have been very adaptive. with the use of technology. some that might have been steering away from it now embrace it. >> our teachers are already falling in love with their classrooms, even though they're not physically with them. i had a teacher tell me that one of her kinder gardners was carrying his ipad around with him on labor day. she said i just miss my class
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and i want them to be with me. >> we don't know what is to come, but we know each day is a gift. >> we're hitting our stride. we're fighting our way through it. and with a lot of flexibility and a whole lot of grades, our kids are going to learn. >> this is not forever. we will see students back at school at some point, and that will be a very happy day for everybody involved. >> and those teachers are doing so much to make sure this works for the kids. all this week our building a better bay area education team looks at virtual learning and for those that have returned to class, what in-person classes look like. and parent's biggest frustrations and what is looking. it's nice to get a view from people on how things are really going. it's not sugarcoated. >> you're right, it's a great perspective, great reporting. let's turn our attention now to
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the weather forecast. we're entering another critical phase, as we reported. >> yeah. so drew is keeping track of the hot weather as well as the winds that are coming. drew? >> yeah, a lot going on. we're watching our winds very closely. air quality right now, tonight we have mainly fresh air overhead. a lot of green t dots on the board indicating good air quality. outside, a clear picture. sunshine first thing tomorrow morning. here's your air quality over the next two days. tomorrow, it fluctuates between good and moderate. by thursday, it does decline even more with all areas indicated by moderate categories, meaning our levels 51 and 100. so haze will be in the atmosphere. 77 right now in navato.
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67 in oakland and san jose, and overnight tonight, plenty of stars out there. we are fog free. temperatures mainly in the upper 50s to low 60s. first thing tomorrow morning, this will qube the launching pa for a warmer afternoon. high of 84 in the city tomorrow. 86 in oakland. so very warm. and in san jose, about 94 in santa rosa. 95 in concord. antioch and livermore, a high of 94 degrees. tomorrow, a red flag warning goes into effect at 5:00 a.m., lasting through friday morning. so we're tracking those gusty off shore winds out of the north-northeast. they could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. this takes into account wind gusts, how low the humidity is and how warm the temperatures are. thursday morning, with the
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offshore winds, that bone dry humidity, we have high to extreme fire danger in parts of napa and sonoma county. so that's a critical time period under our red flag warning. offshore winds begin to ease midday. we're talking widespread 80s and ninths with records very likely. the accuweather seven-day forecast, dry and gusty winds, high fire danger on thursday as a red flag warning continues. the winds ease midway friday. but we're tracking records very likely before the heat begins to ease next weekend. we'll have an update starting tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. >> 96 in mid october. drew, thank you very much. >> yeah. well, halloween isn't canceled because of covid. but california health officials give you some safe ways to celebrate. and thursday, abc news will
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host a town hall with joe biden. you can watch it live in a special edition of "20/20" starting at 5:00 p.m., as well as our connected tv apps on roku, android tv ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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proposition 16 takes some women make as little as 42% of what a man makes. voting yes on prop 16 helps us fix that. it's supported by leaders like kamala harris and opposed by those who have always opposed equality. we either fall from grace or we rise. together. proposition 16 provides equal opportunities, levelling the playing field for all of us. vote yes on prop 16.
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california's halloween guidelines are out tonight. while trick or treating is not banned, it is discouraged because of the pandemic. it recommends online activities like a costume party or pumpkin carving. for those that want to get together, the state suggests a drive-in movie night or having a halloween themed meal outside with
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in the tubbs fire. the flames, the ash, it was terrifying. thousands of family homes are destroyed in wildfires.
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families are forced to move and higher property taxes are a huge problem. prop 19 limits taxes on wildfire victims so families can move without a tax penalty. nineteen will help rebuild lives. vote 'yes' on 19.
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good evening. college football in the bay area was put on pause for a while because of the pandemic. but now they're getting ready to start their season. stanford has been practicing in san mateo county, but they'll return to campus tomorrow. pac 12 play starts november 7. the cardinal and bears, frustrated waiting around while other conferences resumed play. >> the first week i'll be honest it was hard for me to watch, because we didn't have a lot of answers for what we were doing. the next week was when we were talking seriously about coming back. >> how about tuesday night football, bills and titans. he says get off of me. that's a strong tud. titans playing their first game in 16 days because of covid.
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ryan tannehill runs for one right here. henry with his second touchdown, and the titans go 4-0, beating the bills 42-16. clayton kershaw scratched from game two with the braves because of back spasms. but let's start with a flashback to last night. ozzie alibies hits a home run here. why are we showing you this? because it happened again tonight. in the 9th inning, he's at the plate, going deep. this one he has to track down a little bit. he's going to want to play the outfield. braves up 8-3 in the 9th. but the dodgers made this a one-rub game. cody bellinger with the triple. and suddenly it's 8-7. but a.j. pollock ends it as the braves take a 2-0 series lead with 8-7 victory. game three, astros and rays.
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rocking some lucky cowboy boots. altuve with a lazer to left. the astros up 1-0 in the first. reached second on altuve's third error of the series, opening the door for a huge inning. hunter renfroe with a double. rays win 5-2. they're up three games to none in this series. and patrick marleau back in teal at age 41. has a chance to pass gordie the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5.
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the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. vote yes on prop 25 what? never.
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are you kidding me? for years, the residential burden has gone up. while the corporate burden has gone down. prop 15 reverses that. it closes corporate loopholes and invests in schools, small business, and firefighters. and when the big corporations pay more, your tax bill goes down. that's right. a savings of a hundred twenty-one dollars a year for the average home. give homeowners a break. vote yes on 15.
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have a great night. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. appreciate your time. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight, from the champion l.a. lakers, anthony davis. patrick dempsey. the bachelorette, clare crawley. and music from one republic. and now, jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh. oh, hi, everyone. i'm jimmy, i'm the host. thanks for watching. thanks for everything. it was an exciting day in america, the world even, i guess. this morning, apple unveiled their new iphone, the "iphone 12." last year around this time, they released the iphone 11. makes you wonder, what are these guys planning next? the iphone 13? [ laughter ]


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