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a memorial in arizona draws the eyes of the nation. during tonight's tribute to the fallen, the president delivers good news about the congresswoman targeted in tucson. >> gabby opened her eyes. i can tell you, she knows we are here. she knows we love her. she knows that we are rooting for her through what is going to be a difficult journey. we are there for her.
good evening. >> after days of heartache and a profound sense of loss and bewilderment, thousands gathered in tucson in hopes of finding comfort and solace. jay gray is live at the university of arizona with more. >> it was a moving and emotional memorial at the mckale center. an important step many say in their long and difficult journey of recovery. ♪ they say there's a strength and comfort that comes in numbers. tonight, more than 26,000 gathers on the university of arizona campus, spilling out of the mckale center and into the stadium next door. each looking for that strength along with hope and healing. >> there is nothing i can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your hearts. but know this. the hopes of a nation are here tonight. >> reporter: this is a community that desperately needed a reason
to cheer, and tonight they did. they cheered for the wounded, the handful who were there. some still with iv poles or in wheelchairs. they cheered for heroes like intern daniel hernandez whohe helped gabrielle giffords cling to life when the shots rang out. >> gabby opened her eyes for the first time. >> reporter: and they cheered as the president shared the latest on giffords' condition. >> gabby opened her eyes so i can tell you she knows we are here. she knows we love her. she knows that we are rooting for her. >> reporter: it was also a memorial to the six who were lost. each remembered for their lives and their acts. one of the most emotional points when the president stressed that little 9-year-old christina green could not die in vein. >> i want to live up to her expectations. i want our democracy to be as good as christina imagined it. i want america to be as good as
she imagined it. >> reporter: expectatithe presi said -- >> it's important for us to pause and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals. not in a way that wounds. >> reporter: wounds that may be slowly beginning to heal in arizona tonight. but wounds that even with tonight's memorial are still very painful and likely will be for a very long time. live in tucson, i'm jay gray. now back to you. >> that is for sure. thank you, jay. nancy pelosi was in gabrielle giffords' hospital room when the congresswoman opened here eyes for the first time. pelosi was in there with two other democrats, one of whom what she called a miracle.
in light of what's happened, the president asks americans to stop and think about their actions. >> what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other. we may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but i know that how we treat one another, that's entirely up to us. [ applause ] and i believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us. >> some 27,000 people attended tonight's memorial. congresswoman barbara lee was among the people who came to oakland city hall tonight for a candlelight vigil. moved by the events in tucson, they mourned the dead and prayed for the recovery of representative giffords and others.
we're in oakland tonight with an example of how people across the country are embracing the president's call for more respectful disagreement. >> many people are feeling arizona's tragedy right here in oakland. many of them showed up here tonight at oakland city hall. >> when are violent acts acceptable? they should never be okay. >> reporter: there was a lot of emotion in the air at the candlelight vigil in oakland, honoring those killed and praying for the recovery of the victims injured in the tucson shooting rampage. political heavyweights like barbara lee and the mayor were there, but the presence of young people was strong. >> i vow that in the face of violence that i stand with the non-violent solution. >> reporter: members of the east bay young democrats sponsored the event. this 21-year-old wanted to be a part of it. >> the martin luther king jr. freedom center has taught us that we have a voice. >> reporter: a voice to speak out against violence from
oakland to tucson, arizona. she says she always wanted to pursue a career in politics and now she wants to become a politician even more because of what congresswoman gabrielle giffords stands for. >> i learned that she's a woman of the people and that she was doing the right thing and she -- she was hurt while she was just trying to give a speech. and i don't think that people should be punished for speaking out. >> reporter: rebecca kaplan says she's not surprised young people are speaking out. >> when we look to our future, how are we going to expand jobs? how are we really going to get off oil? how are we really going to solve violence? >> reporter: and she came to this with a sense of commitment and a spirit to serve. and that's, i think, the example that young people all over the country have witnessed now and that's an example that i believe young people are following. >> congresswoman lee says that something has to be done about
illegal weapons in this country. she says she's heading back to washington next week. >> thank you. stay with nbc bay area news for updates on the congresswoman's condition as well as the latest on the suspect, jared loughner. well, did you feel it? another earthquake rattled the south bay tonight. tonight's quake coming days after last friday's earthquake jolted people. a 4.0 tremor occurred this evening at 8:00. the epicenter three miles south of san juan batista. tonight it was followed by two smaller aftershocks, very close to the same spot of the original earthquake. new tonight at 11:00, gunfire rings out in hayward. a father is wounded. his own son is in custody. when officers responded to the shooting this afternoon, they found the victim down and the teenage son at a nearby park.
key questions for investigators tonight. where did the boy get the gun? and was the shooting deliberate? george is in hayward tonight. do police have answers yet, gorge? >> they're going to find those answers. tonight, all of this is a big mystery. they have the boy in custody. they're talking to him right now. >> the whole neighborhood is shaken. >> reporter: neighbors in hayward are stunned. they wonder how and why a 15-year-old boy could shoot his own father in the head. >> you have words, but you never pull out a gun. it seems just -- it's just normal that's happening now. >> reporter: police say around 4:00 in the afternoon, the boy's mother got into an argument with his father inside this home. when the grandfather stepped in to break it up, police say the boy shoved him to the ground, pulled out a gun and shot his father in the head. >> i don't know what's happening here. just too many guns. that's for sure. and to have them in kids' hands,
i'm just at a loss. >> reporter: the teen took off and police find him with the gun. detectives are trying to figure out who the gun belongs to and how the boy got it. neighbors who watched the boy being raised by his grachbd p t grandparents are taking this hard. >> you get close to people. this hits home hard to all the folks here. >> now, the father is in the hospital. his injury is life-threatening, but the police say he was conscious and talking all the way to the hospital. we're live in hayward tonight. nbc bay area news. well, coming up, wrongly convicted. he spent 18 years in jail. tonight, he's a free man. they are the drugs that could mean the difference between life and death. now some bay area cancer patients learn there's not enough for them to get treatment. what's behind the shortage? this mobile device is solving problems in ways we could never even think of doing before.
>> app-mania. an appfinances, an app for your commute, an app for your relationship. but what about an app that makes you see better, feel better and save your life? what started out as fun and games, now a life-altering revolution. and our nbc bay area weather app always working. right now it's tracking temperatures that feel kind of mild after a cold night. plenty of mid to upper 40s out there. cloud cover increases tonight through the south bay. we're tracking showers. i'll timeline it for you, coming up. california should be proud. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs...
some people battling cancer are stunned to find out there is a major problem. the chemotherapy drugs that can be their best chance for survival are in short supply. tonight, the fda is working with manufacturers to find a fix for the problem. we're at stanford tonight to tell us more. >> tom, an oncologist here at stanford says the drug shortage has some doctors turning to less-effective treatment. he says it is a frustrating situation that puts lives on the line. >> i have been on chemotherapy for 3 1/2 years. and there are days when you are curled up in a ball in the bed and the last thing you can think of is getting to tomorrow.
>> reporter: audrey perry is tired from chemotherapy. she's battling breast cancer. new treatments are part of why she's alive. but oncology experts say those treatments may be in jeopardy. >> we're hearing that patients are coming to get their chemotherapy and the drug is not available. >> reporter: packard children's hospital oncologist dr. michael link says there is a shortage of chemotherapy drugs used to treat all kinds of cancers in children and adults. there are substitutes but he says most are less effective. >> you can imagine an oncologist facing a woman who requires therapy and having to tell her that we either have to substitute the treatment or we just have to delay your therapy. >> it makes you wonder how is this happening? >> reporter: experts say some manufacturers stopped making drugs when they find another that's more profitable. production and distribution problems are also a factor. perry knows for some patients, it's a life or death situation. and while cancer patients must wait for their hair to grow
back, they should not have to wait for treatment. >> it makes me sad for those people that need it. >> now, the fda says it's working with manufacturers to try and solve this problem. reporting live, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. former governor schwartzeneger refused to comment tonight about being snubbed by a bay area family who rebuked his apology. >> don't you think the people of california deserve an explanation? don't the people -- >> the governor sent a letter of apology to the family of a murdered college student from concord. he said he was sorry for not informing the family that he was planning to commute the sentence of estan nunez from 16 years to 7. nunez was sentenced in the killing of santos' son, luiz. the family says the apology is sincere and the result, a bad
publicity. >> it's just bad. we haven't heard from the governor yet. and now he has written us so we can no longer claim -- i think that's what their priority is. just shut them up. let's drop the letter and send it out. >> they believe commuting the sentence of the son of a former colleague is nothing more than a political favor. they are planning legal action against the state. 18 years behind bars. tonight, freedom. a wrongfully convicted bay area man walked out of prison just a few hours ago. >> what are you going to do now? >> what are you going to do now? >> take it one day at a home. >> okay. >> carrying a plastic bag with his belongings, the 40-year-old wore a smile as he walked in front of cameras to a waiting car in san francisco. a judge ruled he was wrongfully convicted of a 1898 double murder in the bay view district. because the star witness and police informant had lied on the
stand. that star witness has since died. prosecutors say they won't retry the case. conolly had been serving two life terms in prison. there is a revolution under way and you're likely taking part in it if you're one of the millions of people in the bay area who owns a smartphone. it means not only technology is changing but the way we use it is as well. it is changing how some people see the world. >> reporter: green brown. >> what is that? >> reporter: like millions of other americans, jeff is color blind. fortunately for him when it comes to picking out his clothes, his wife is more than willing to help him out. >> we've got it down to a science. i'll be walking out and she'll say stop and go, no. and then, you know, back in. >> reporter: but now when she's not available, there is someone or something else jeff can turn to. his phone. a new smartphone app just
released that helps color blind people see what they've been missing. >> now i can really -- now that really jumps out. >> reporter: it's an adjustable filter that a user can customize to commpismpensate for his or h disability. >> you cannot tell that red from that green if you're color blind. >> reporter: it's named for its developer. he says he built the app to help a friend who is color blind and is frankly shocked by how many people he ended up helping. >> people are telling me they're in tears. >> reporter: now, if you're not color blind, you may be wondering why you should care about this. because it's an example of where mobile technology is heading. what started out as a way to listen to music or play games is turning out to be so much more and we're just at the beginning of the revolution. >> this mobile device is solving problems in ways we could never even think of doing before.
>> reporter: this woman points to apps that turn mobile phones into microskoems, heart monitors, hearing aids, even ones that help blind people navigate city streets. truly life-changing. perhaps life-saving applications. >> problems of society that we never thought we could solve before, that are starting to get addressed. >> reporter: and starting is the key word. it's just a mart of time before technology helps all of us see the world around us a little differently. garven thomas, nbc bay area news. >> pretty amazing. watch this weather app i have. i push it and jeff appears. >> yes. that's a good one. >> yes, yes. we're here. we're always working. all right. if you haven't seen it, nbcbayarea.com. we have our own ipod application, too. it's pretty cool.
you can move the icons all around the screen. it's neat. temperatures around the board, depending on the sun and the fog today. 56 in livermore. then we have 66 in dearborn. we have a few showers offshore. a sign of what's coming our way. we're looking at a weak system moving in. right now, still feels mild out there for some of you. 50 right now in san jose. 50 in san francisco. 48 in nevada. we have these current temperatures for daytime highs just a few days back. it's been really cold here for the first start of january. so for the morning hours, we see this weak system. a few showers in the north bay. throughout thursday, scattered showers throughout the peninsula as well. and then this is what you're going to like. a nice, warming trend. temperatures look like they could be in the mid-60s. so here's this weak system pushing offshore. tapping into a little bit of moisture. the heart of the storm will continue to head up into canada, washington and oregon. so we see this weaker edge, it
will keep us on the cooler side with a chance of scattered showers as we head throughout tomorrow's forecast. for friday, the sun returns and those temperatures will be warming back up close to 60 degrees. so for the morning hours, looks like the north bay has the best chance of showers. by noontime, we may get in on a shower from san francisco through the peninsula. but our computer is not picking up on much of anything for the east and the south bay tomorrow. a north bay event for us here. for the east bay tomorrow morning, starting off cloudy with temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. for tonight, not so bad down here to the south bay. 46 in san jose. 41 in gilroy. expecting 44 in san rafael. as for tomorrow's numbers, 58 in dublin. 56 in livermore. 57 in palo alto. also expecting more mid to upper 50s for san mateo, and morinag.
we're looking at mostly cloudy skies with the best chance of showers tomorrow in the north bay. more on the weather channel. we're still seeing delays on the east coast. otherwise it's dry, sunny once we get over the showers tomorrow. for friday, saturday, sunday, monday and, oh, yes, tuesday and wednesday, it looks pretty sweet here with temperatures in the mid-60s. one of the best weekends we've had in a while is coming our way courtesy of us. >> thank you very much. that app works well. >> yes, it does. mirror, mirror in my hand, how do i feel? not only can this mirror show you if you feel good, it can tell you, too. ricky gervais feels good. you can brush up on all the nominees for the golden globes in film and television. check out the gallery on si nbcbayarea.com. sech "golden globes." [ male announcer ] when sean was looking at mba programs,
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ellis fighting the flu right now. i feel like i'm fighting the flu. he had an inspired night, keeping pace with kobe bryant. that can cause dizziness, nau a nausea, restless nights. and the giants could be part of a reality tv crave. they have a "fear the beard" show coming up. we'll have that and much more coming up.
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good evening. the lakers have owned the warriors over the past several seasons. coming into oakland tonight, having won 11 straight over the warriors. monta ellis has been fighting the flu. if you've had what's been going around, you know it's serious stuff. even without trying to keep pace with the nba champs. monta was just outstanding. 38 points. the warriors led by 14 in the first half, but kobe bryant always has to be one better,
especially late in the game. he delivered a game-high 39 points and huge clutch shots. monta did his best to match him with beautiful drives to the hoop. but the lakers are so tough with the shots that put teams away. this kobe bryant three, well, it tells the entire story. the warriors fall 14 games back of the lakers in the division. this one a tough one to swallow. 115-110 in the loss to l.a. >> it doesn't matter who's on me. it's go time. i have a responsibility to my team to try to come through in those situations, make the right play. tonight, i did that. >> does it every game. he always has that look, you know. nine times out of ten he's successful. the national spotlight shines bright on the giants. but now we just might see what happens when players stop being polite and start getting real. >> the mayor of san francisco
was stepping down and he decided to give me the reins to take over the city of san francisco. >> that's the best of bryon wilson. if the rest of the country isn't hip to our lovable cast of characters, they could be in for a healthy dose of reality tv. showtime is talking about a giants reality show similar to hbo's "heaard knocks." the producer did "varsity blues." maybe the rally song will be replaced with a whipped cream bikini. as for the sharks, it is dreadful. the sharks have lost five straight. and now have lost their star rookie. but for how long? that's the question. we know this hit last night will keep logan out of action for at least tomorrow night's game against edmonton. the knee injury kept him out today. a time table for his return to the ice is unknown. remember this glorious salt
and pepper mop? rob ryan spent five seasons with the raiders. he could be on his way back to oakland. ryan has coached the past couple of seasons with the cleveland browns and could be an assistant for the raiders. this could be an hue jackson's staff. al davis, notorious for taking his time on things like this. >> he had a very colorful vocabulary. >> yes. >> all right. thank you. >> we'll be right back.
it was number 100 for these twins. like many people who have survived well into old age, both credit loving families and a healthy lifestyle for their longevity. how long have they lived? president taft was in office when the sisters were born. no computers or tvs. few people had cars, refrigerators, sliced bread and records were still unavailable. >> happy birthday. >> yeah. >> a long life. >> here's to the next 100. [ car engine revs ]