October 26, 2020

Bay Area

DailyHum News
400400
49ers will miss Deebo Samuel next two games; Jeff Wilson heading to IR
Bay Area

SANTA CLARA — Offensive catalyst Deebo Samuel won’t be available for the 49ers’ game Sunday at Seattle, and his hamstring injury likely will keep him out of the following week’s NFC Championship game rematch with Green Bay. Coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Monday, and he did not down play Samuel’s impact, which has sparked the team’s two wins in a row. “Deebo is a huge part of our offense, a huge part of our team,” Shanahan said. “When you have a threat of someone who can hurt you blocking, catching or running, that is always an issue for a defense.” Samuel got hurt late in Sunday’s 33-6 rout at New England, the 49ers’ second straight win after a two-game slide. “We’ll miss him when he’s out, that’s for sure,” Shanahan said of Samuel, who tallied 11 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown on short passes the past two wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Patriots.
DailyHum News
400400
Editorial: Alameda County fire measure is a do-over; back it again
Bay Area

Some Alameda County voters may feel like they’re experiencing déjà vu when they see Measure X on the Nov. 3 ballot. That’s not surprising.The Alameda County Fire Department’s proposal to replace fire stations, by issuing $90 million of bonds and raising current homeowner property taxes an average $63 a year, is the same as one that was on the March ballot.The earlier version fell less than half a percentage point short of the required two-thirds approval. So, county leaders are trying again. And our recommendation is unchanged: Voters should approve Measure X.The department serves the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley, Ashland, San Lorenzo, Cherryland and Sunol, and areas outside the city limits of Livermore and Pleasanton. Those communities will vote on the measure — and would benefit from the new stations and pay the property taxes to retire the bonds.
DailyHum News
400400
Coca-Cola Billboard in San Francisco Being Removed: Report
Bay Area

A landmark billboard in San Francisco is reportedly coming down.The Cola-Cola sign at Fifth and Bryant streets — a can't-miss feature from nearby Interstate 80 — will soon be dismantled, SF Gate reported.A reason for removing the double-sided billboard wasn't immediately known.The billboard has been in place since 1937, according to SF Gate. The beverage company is reportedly paying $100,000 to take it down.
DailyHum News
400400
Senate votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
Bay Area

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary.Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s rightward tilt. Monday’s 52-48 vote was the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election, and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. The spiking COVID-19 crisis has hung over the proceedings. Vice President Mike Pence’s office said Monday he would not preside at the Senate session unless his tie-breaking vote was needed after Democrats asked him to stay away when his aides tested positive for COVID-19. His vote was not necessary.
DailyHum News
400400
Fire Breaks Out in Marin County
Bay Area

Firefighters on Monday are battling a blaze in the Sleepy Hollow area of Marin County, according to the sheriff's office.The public is asked to avoid the area.Further information was not immediately available.This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.
DailyHum News
400400
Follow the Money 2020 Update: Battle of the Billionaires
Bay Area

The money story in Santa Clara’s 2020 election has shaped up as a battle between the $3.8 billion San Francisco 49ers and $50 billion Related Companies. While the 49ers are spending their money directly, Related is financing the police union Political Action Committee’s spending. Related has an exclusive development agreement with the City to build an $8 billion mixed use project called Related Santa Clara on the City’s golf course, across the street from Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco 49ers  Jed York has put an additional $1.8 million into the Citizens for Efficient Government and Full Voting Rights PAC, bringing the team owner’s total donations to $2.9 million, which is the second most money spent in a City election.The most expensive election in Santa Clara was Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s York-funded $4 million campaign to build Levi’s Stadium in 2010.
DailyHum News
400400
Watch live: Senate votes on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court
Bay Area

Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The U.S. Senate on Monday is set to vote on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. She would fill the vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death in September.CNN reported earlier Monday that “Following Barrett’s expected confirmation by the Senate, Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to her at the White House, a senior White House official told CNN.”According to the Associated Press, “Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance (Barrett) toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.”“Barrett’s confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats were poised to keep the Senate in session into the night in attempts to stall, arguing that the Nov. 3 election winner should choose the nominee to fill the vacancy left by (Ginsburg).
DailyHum News
400400
Record voting in Santa Clara County as officials prepare for Election Day
Bay Area

Mirroring a trend seen around the state and country, a record number of Santa Clara County voters have already returned their ballots ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.More than 388,000 voters have sent their ballots in, Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey said during a press conference Monday, where officials urged residents to vote and offered assurances that the voting process is secure and safe.The total means that 38% of the county’s total electorate has already weighed in, more than double the same time four years ago during the last presidential election. Across California, more than 7 million of the state’s roughly 22 million voters have sent in their ballots.In recent months, lawmakers and voter advocates have expressed concerns about the postal service’s ability to deliver ballots in time and President Donald Trump has suggested, without evidence, that it could lead to fraud. At the same time, some voters have worried that voting in person could expose them to the coronavirus amid the ongoing pandemic.
DailyHum News
400400
San Jose: Ex-manager of sober-living house arrested for alleged sex assaults
Bay Area

SAN JOSE — The former manager of a sober-living house in the city’s Evergreen area has been arrested in connection with four sexual assaults dating back a decade, and investigators believe there could be several more victims who have not reported him, according to San Jose police.Justin Abraham Lopez, 32, was arrested in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks on Thursday by by LAPD officers, according to police.Jail records show that Lopez, who is from San Jose but was most recently living in Southern California, was being held Monday at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles awaiting transport back to the Bay Area.According to San Jose police, Lopez became the subject of a criminal investigation after a woman reported being sexually assaulted by him when he worked as a house manager at Hope’s Sober Living on Flint Avenue in San Jose.
DailyHum News
400400
Coronavirus: San Jose State game moved from New Mexico to Bay Area due to health order
Bay Area

Due to restrictions put in place by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the San Jose State football team was only recently cleared to begin practicing and hosting games at CEFCU Stadium. Now a health order in Bernalillo County, New Mexico will keep the Spartans from hitting the road for their second game of the season. The Mountain West Conference announced Monday that San Jose State’s Saturday matchup with the University of New Mexico will be moved from Albuquerque to San Jose due to coronavirus restrictions in the Lobos’ home county. “Due to the continued prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines, the New Mexico-San José State football game, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, has been relocated to CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, California,” the conference announced.
DailyHum News
400400
HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to pay $1.5 million over feds' claim they paid women less
Bay Area

Bay Area technology giants HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will together pay $1.45 million after the U.S. Department of Labor accused them of “systemic pay discrimination” affecting female employees.The money will cover back pay for 391 women in California and three other states, plus interest, the Labor Department said Monday in a news release.Under the settlement, the companies also agreed to analyze compensation and take steps to ensure their employment practices, including record-keeping and internal auditing, are legal, the department said, adding that the firms had cooperated.HPE said it disagreed with the allegations “but have settled in the interest of putting this matter behind us.” The San Jose company said in an emailed statement that it is “committed to unconditional inclusion, including pay equity regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.”
DailyHum News
400400
Fatal West Oakland stabbing under investigation
Bay Area

OAKLAND — A man was fatally stabbed Monday afternoon in a West Oakland neighborhood, authorities said.The man’s identity has not been released, but authorities said he is in his 40s and may be a transient.Around 2 p.m., officers learned the stabbing happened in the 2400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way near a homeless encampment. The man managed to make it to 25th Street, where he collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Police said they do not have a motive and no arrests have been made.The killing is the 86th homicide and 81st murder investigated by Oakland police this year. Last year at this time police had investigated 78 homicides and 75 murders in the city.Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money in the homicide. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
DailyHum News
400400
South Bay homes create COVID-19 safe Halloween displays
Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Halloween in 2020 might seem like a fright that no one wanted to see. Masks being used for safety, not scaring, cleaning supplies as a costume idea and now, state guidelines strongly discouraging everyone's favorite All Hallows Eve activity. "The whole act of going door-to-door in groups, ringing doorbells, digging into buckets of delicious candy create a risk of spreading COVID-19," California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said. But with all of that said, that doesn't mean you can't find some safe alternatives on October 31, and the South Bay community is getting creative to help people enjoy the holiday in a healthy way. "It's great to just sit up here on the porch and watch the kids and the adults," Homeowner Danielle Burfine said. "Probably 50% of the people that come don't have kids and they're playing and laughing. Everyone loves Halloween."
DailyHum News
400400
Mt. Diablo Unified proposes hybrid reopening plan
Bay Area

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- The Mount Diablo Unified School District board is scheduled to discuss on Monday night a proposal to enact a "limited hybrid" partial return to in-person classroom learning, beginning as soon as Jan. 11. The reopening plan set to be discussed will have to "balance the physical safety of our students and employees with the academic, social and emotional health of our students," according to a brief report accompanying the agenda for Monday night's meeting. The plan would have to meet guidelines set by Contra Costa Health Services and by the California Department of Public Health. Before that can happen, that school district report says, updated agreements with school district labor groups, most notably its teachers, have to be reached. Teachers have not reached agreements on how, or when, they will return to in-person classroom learning for this "Phase 2 Limited-Hybrid Learning Model."
DailyHum News
400400
Crews battle three-alarm grass fire in Suisun City
Bay Area

SUISUN – Crews on Monday afternoon were battling a three-alarm grass fire in Suisun City, authorities said.The Peterson Fire was reported on Peterson Road east of Walters Road just before 2 p.m.In a Facebook post, the Suisun City Fire Department said the fire was about 5 acres when crews arrived, but it grew to an estimated 300 acres thanks to 30 mph winds.Authorities have closed Highway 12 between Scally Road and Walters Road due to visibility issues caused by smoke from the fire.No injuries or damage to structures were reported, and no structures are threatened, the fire department said.The fire came as high winds continued to create major fire hazards throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.Check back for updates.
DailyHum News
400400
Firefighters Battle Petersen Fire in Solano County
Bay Area

A vegetation fire began burning in Solano County Monday afternoon, billowing smoke visible from Contra Costa County, authorities confirmed.According to Contra Costa Fire Department, the fire is burning near Fairfield. "Those with respiratory conditions should avoid outdoor activities," the Department tweeted. Travis Air Force Base said on Facebook that their firefighters are assisting Suisin City Fire Department in battling the. According to the post, the fire is "outside the Travis AFB South Gate near Highway 12 and Walters Rd."
DailyHum News
400400
Bay Area wind updates: Wind Advisory remains in effect in Solano Co.
Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- About 361,000 PG&E customers in 36 counties in California have lost power and firefighters are busy battling spot fires amid the strongest winds of the season and extreme fire conditions. Oakland Unified School district says the following schools are closed on Monday due to the PG&E power outages: Winds at the top of Kirkwood Mountain Resort have been gusting to 140 mph this morning, according to Meteorologist Mike Nicco. The Red Flag Warning has been extended through 5 p.m. today for the coast and lower elevations. The warning is still in effect until 5 p.m.Tuesday for the Diablo range, East Bay hills and North Bay mountains. The Oakland Zoo that it will be closed all Monday due to the power outage. It is possible the zoo will also be closed Tuesday. More details
DailyHum News
400400
Jon Gruden: Raiders “determined” to play better defense after Buccaneers defeat
Bay Area

“Who goes inside, who goes outside, what stunts we call, what blitzes we call — everything is on the table,” Gruden told reporters in a press conference Monday. “We’re gonna play better on defense I’m determined to prove that this week.” Pressed further in the wake of the Raiders' 45-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about how the team could address its deficiencies on defense, Gruden refused to publicly discuss staff changes: “We’re gonna stick together, bond together, we’re gonna make some changes … and we’re hoping we change the results that we’re getting.”
DailyHum News
400400
KPIX Survey Puts USPS On-Time Mail Delivery To The Test
Bay Area

KPIX 5 wanted to know if Bay Area voters can trust the United States Post Office to deliver mail-in ballots on time. Kenny Choi has the results.
DailyHum News
400400
HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to pay $1.5 million over feds’ claim they paid women less
Bay Area

Bay Area technology giants HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will together pay $1.45 million after the U.S. Department of Labor accused them of “systemic pay discrimination” affecting female employees.The money will cover back pay for 391 women in California and three other states, plus interest, the Labor Department said Monday in a news release.Under the settlement, the companies also agreed to analyze compensation and take steps to ensure their employment practices, including record-keeping and internal auditing, are legal, the department said, adding that the firms had cooperated.HPE said it disagreed with the allegations “but have settled in the interest of putting this matter behind us.” The San Jose company said in an emailed statement that it is “committed to unconditional inclusion, including pay equity regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.”
DailyHum News
400400
Crews battle vegetation fire burning in Solano Co.
Bay Area

SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Crews are battling a vegetation fire that is spreading rapidly in Solano County Monday afternoon. The fire which has burned 300 acres, broke out at around 2 p.m. on Peterson Road, West of Walters Road in Suisun City. The fire jumped over Highway 12, burning mostly marsh land, according to Solano Fire Department. Fire officials say isibility issues from the wildfire smoke led to a crash on Highway 12. No firefighter injuries or structure damages have been reported. Solano County Fire Department says the cause is still under investigation and PG&E has been ruled out.
DailyHum News
400400
Bay Area wind updates: Weather forces closures of East Bay parks
Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- About 361,000 PG&E customers in 36 counties in California have lost power and firefighters are busy battling spot fires amid the strongest winds of the season and extreme fire conditions. The Lafayette Police Department says the city's Public Safety Power Shutoff will continue through Tuesday. The city stated that, "Portions of Lafayette will remain without power overnight until such time as PG&E can inspect power lines." Due to continued high winds, PG&E hasn't yet been unable to fly helicopters to make inspections. its Lafayette and San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Areas and East Bay trails will remain closed due to weather through Tuesday, Oct. 27. Rec areas and trails will re-open on Wednesday, Oct. 28 Oakland Unified School district says the following schools are closed on Monday due to the PG&E power outages:
DailyHum News
400400
Coolest lows of the season to send chill over Bay Area
Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Calmer and much cooler nights are ahead for the Bay Area after powerful winds triggered critical fire danger and to thousands in the region, says . "We are going to get rid of some of the high fire danger, but no completely until Wednesday," added Nicco. Red Flag Warning was extended through 5 p.m. Monday for the coast and lower elevations. It is still in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday for the Diablo Range, East Bay Hills and North Bay Mountains. The Bay Area woke up to the strongest winds of the season and extremely dry weather Monday. "The dew points were below zero in parts of the North Bay Monday morning," said Nicco. That's even drier than most deserts." "Even when the winds start to calm down 11 a.m. Monday -- it's still going to be very dry through the evening, overnight hours tomorrow," said Nicco.
Next