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we are following two major stories at this hour. the first on the cal campus where an explosion has forced a campus-wide investigation. and the white house ordered a partial shutdown of the government. we'll have more from washington, d.c. in just a minute. the entire cal campus has been forced to evacuate. a big part of uk berkeley remains dark and police are pointing the finger at copper
thieves. >> reporter: you see the campus is dark. the campus is still shut down and there were four people who were hurt earlier. all of them will be okay. there were another 20 people trapped in elevators. they have been freed. and it is all because people dug copper wiring right out of the ground. panic on the campus of uc berkeley this evening. this video was shot of thick smoke pouring out of the ground. an electrical explosion sent flames shooting out of the ground. >> a fire ball erupted. the building was intect but the fire ball was two times the height of the building. >> reporter: students tweeted out pictures of the explosion which hurt four people nearby. but none of them were seriously hurt.
>> an emergency has been declared. >> reporter: police kept the campus shut down all evening with power out virtually everywhere. the power went out two hours before the explosion. students were using cell phones to light up the room. the power outage and dangerous explosion were likely caused by vandals stealing copper wiring. >> university engineers were bringing the power back online. it now appears that the damage caused by these unknown individuals was far more extensive and far more significant than was immediately seen and assessed. >> reporter: the hope is that the lights will be back on in the morning and time for classes to start tomorrow. students say they are in the middle of mid-terms. now the plan tonight, though, is they will try to turn the power
back on very slowly. they have firefighters stationed at 13 power substations to make sure there are no more explosions and everyone else stays safe on campus tonight. that's the latest live from berkeley. >> we'll stay on this story. thank you. from a dark uc berkeley to a lit up washington, d.c. live pictures of the nation's capitol. the white house ordered a partial shutdown of the government. the impact will be felt for thousands of bay area residents, kimberly tere reports on the local jobs that have been put on hold. but we start with steve handelsman who is in washington, d.c. with the very latest. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening. as the deadline came and went here on capitol hill the hangup remains obamacare.
the democrats insist it can't be touched. a minute after midnight. >> this is a sad day. >> reporter: senate democrats gave up. president obama sent a message to u.s. troops to stay on the job and get paid and dod civilians who get furloughed. >> you deserve better than the dysfunction we are seeing in congress. i will get congress to reopen the government and get you back to work. >> reporter: house republicans voted to keep government going but only if obamacare is stopped a one-year postponement of the individual mandate. >> this is a matter of funding the government and providing fairness to the american people. >> reporter: senate democrats voted not change obamacare and president obama called speaker boehner. the obama message? >> i'm not going to negotiate. i'm not going to negotiate. i'm not going to do this. >> reporter: 800,000 federal
employees get furloughed. no work and no pay. >> we feel like we are in a tug of wars. >> reporter: parks and passport offices. the epa shut down. federal workers protested in chicago. >> congress needs to be turned over somebody's knee and spanked because they are acting like small children. >> reporter: back to the house, the ball in boehner's court. his plan is to demand the formation of a committee of the house and the senate to roll back obamacare as a condition of reopening government. but senate democrats say they won't do it. i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. ? thousands of americans who work for the government or rely on its services are bracing for the fallout of the shutdown. kimberly tere is talking about people's livelihoods here.
>> reporter: nay is a ames employees go through these gates every day. but come tomorrow they will be on unpaid furlough. nasa ames workers were paying close attention to what is happening on capitol hill and tonight they got the news they didn't want to hear. >> i will be among the thousands of civil servants not receiving a paycheck. >> reporter: nasa will furlough 97% of its employees at ames research center. >> as a single parent of two young girls it will be disruptive. >> reporter: he is president of the ames federal employees union. >> my biggest concern is for the lower wage employees here, single parents who may not have any reserves at all especially with the cost of living here in the bay area. they may have immediate impacts on their ability to keep food on the table. >> reporter: despite the political volleyball on capitol hill this is not a game to those whose futures lay in the
balance. >> but these people go to dinner and to the movies and buy clothes and groceries. and so, there's an impact on the local economy for all the people who actually interact with our paychecks. >> reporter: while the shutdown will have ripple effects one thing that is safe for now is wic which has been getting phone calls from concerned mothers. >> wic will continue to operate. >> reporter: in santa clara alone, 28,000 women and children receive assist. >> for a lot of families this is the food they have for a month. >> reporter: the state is work with the u.sda to ensure short term funding. >> if this goes on for a prolonged amount of time? >> at this point of time all we can do is wait for additional direction from the state. >> reporter: the last time the
government shut down it lasted three weeks. those who are affected say they hope congress figures it out the sooner the better. a long-lasting effects could be devastating. live in mountain view, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. our coverage continues on our website, www.nbcbayarea.com. you can find a lot of information on the local tourist attractions like alcatraz and park that will be closed due to the shutdown. the bay area changed forever 20 years ago. tomorrow is the day that polly klaas was kidnapped from her home in petaluma. nbc bay area's jean ellie joins us. she talked to her father. this changed the way we search for missing children. >> reporter: a lot has changed but her father says there is a lot more work to do.
he will be marking the day that changed his life forever at a private event where he will be meeting the with investigators and with families who are looking for missing loved ones and with kidnapping survivors. tomorrow and every day is about children's safety. >> you need to prove to me she is dead. if you can't prove she is dead, in my mind she's alive. it had to be that way. if we gave up hope there was no hope left. >> reporter: mark klaas remembers the fear and anger during 65 day search for his daughter. >> richard allen davis snatched her from her home 20 years ago. kids are still riding bikes at the park across the street from the house. but the kidnapping changed petaluma. >> i worry about my son. >> reporter: mark klaas has spent the last 20 years working to protect children and find the
missing. the klaas kids foundation is a go-to group for families facing the unthinkable. >> even returning the calls of families is the hardest thing. i know the difficulty of the journey they have embarked upon. >> reporter: the foundation has helped 866 families. >> there is nothing worse than being stuck in the limbo of not knowing. >> reporter: they organize on the ground searches and handle the media campaigns. he says knowing where the loved one is provides some peace. >> what you do know is that no one can ever hurt them again. and that's where i have one up on all of these other families. since poly-'s murder, three strikes and megan's law keep criminals in check. amber alerts help the police work faster and smarter.
surrounded by memories of his little girl, the 64-year-old says that poly-would be proud of her old man. >> we helped them through something incredibly difficult and that's really gratifying. i mean that's giving meaning to poly-'s death is what that is. >> klaas says moving forward is to make sure that tough sentencing laws in california are not dismantled. >> he has always shown such courage. he befriended them and abused them. that's the allegation against a hayward police officer accused of abusing girls in an after school program he coordinated. he abused the girls between the years 1998 and 2007 when he started the kids zone program. police say one of the victims, now an adult, recently came
forward. mccloud is on paid leave and expected back in court tomorrow. hotel guests are back in their rooms after being evacuated from the radisson. the reason? bear repellent left in a room that went off and got in the air ducts. more than a dozen people had scratchy throats and trouble breathing. is it a healthy way out for smokers or a high-tech way of attracting new ones? more on the latest generation of ecigarettes or vaporizers. a new hope for couples struggling to conceive. and raw meat kept in storage sheds. what the government is doing in the wake of our investigation.
new tonight at 11:00, the best new way to kick the habit? but it may be kick starting a new generation of smokers. >> we are talking about e-cigarettes. the number of high school age kids who admitted to trying e-cigarettes doubled to 2 million last year. >> this is called vaping now. >> but like other tech gadgets they have gotten smaller and more advanced allowing some kids to smoke right in front of their parents. lighting up 2.0. >> there is less of a burn. it feels less dirty. >> no lighter required.
ecigarettes or vaporizers or vapes have a battery powered heating element that warms the liquid. you can choose nicotine levels or how much marijuana you want to put in. frank opened up his own shop. >> the vape scene is growing every day in the bay area. only vapor in san bruno is the latest to sell the vapes. he says this is the secret to helping the smokers to kick the habit. >> if you are vaporizing liquid there is no tar in your lungs. >> there are vape meets where people get together and talk about the vaporizers. >> i have seen the growth of it. >> reporter: candace garcia says there are so many colors to choose from now girls are turning vapes into accessories. >> you want to look like your
match. so with this electronic cigarette if it's a hot pink and you have a hot pink purse it looks cool. >> reporter: and for this therapy, therein lies the problem. kids are getting hooked. >> a kid could have it right here and hide it like this. >> you can do it in class. >> that they do in the class. >> and they play a game using vaporizers for nicotine and marijuana in the same room as their parents. the technology continues to advance. >> it's made a cigarette look like an ipod. >> we are all addicted to the technology. when we pull out a smartphone there is a release of dopamine. and you have a double whammy. >> and luring in first-time smokers. a cdc study found 160,000 middle
to high school students who reported using vaporizers had never smoked actual cigarettes. san francisco general hospital doctor says that the impact goes wrong individuals. they could make smoking much more popular. >> all of a sun sudden every has ecigarettes. >> reporter: this doctor says the newest device are far less toxic compared to the first ecigarettes. >> most likely they are right. if they stop smoking it is less harmful. >> reporter: but a lack of regulation has left many questions hanging in the air. >> some of the cartridges contain a lot of nicotine. so if someone were suicidal or if a child got ahold they could get a lethalcos dose of nicotin
>> i lost that smoker's cough. i feel more clear. >> reporter: the vapes or egreats have not only got smaller but cheaper. you can pick one up for $20 to $30. and you can smoke these anywhere including at work or in restaurants. there was a bill to designed to ban ecigarettes and regulate advertising of them but that has been put on hold. >> thank you, stephanie. a baby born in japan is making news tonight. his mother was inferrtile and hr condition reversed. the baby was born after an in vitro technique that coaxed the mom's ovaries back into
producing eggs. prior to that her ovaries had shut down prematurely. the treatment has potential for treating other types of infertility as well. an nbc bay area investigation is prompting federal inspectors with the usda to look into sysco corporation. we first reported they were storing raw food in unrefrigerated sheds in the bay area and united states and canada. now the usda is looking at sysco's food handling procedures. >> i think this will require the transportation industry and the handling industry to upgrade the laws and protocols and if they won't do it themselves then government will do it for them. >> sysco corporation is under investigation by state, federal, and canadian health inspectors. the company no longer uses sheds
to store food. >> we are expecting a warm up? >> second half of the week big time warming. but in the meantime we will see cooler. outside right now, 50s and 60s outside. patches of low clouds which may give us drizzle at times. and winds onshore for now. this will be the case through wednesday. as the winds turn in the opposite direction it will dry things out and lead to the warm up for the coast and bay. today we did manage some rain mostly in the north bay getting a close to a half inch up there. and a tenth of inch in petaluma. and all of this now in the rear-view mirror. the moisture has started to back off from northern california, staying in the pacific northwest where we are seeing showers and thundershowers from seattle to
portland and it will keep it mild to cool at times with northwest winds off the ocean. where things change is wednesday to thursday the trough drops in and the high pressure builds over the west coast and in the bay area we are talking off shore dry winds leading to fire danger issues but the temperatures will heat up at tend of the seven-day forecast. overnight tonight patches of low clouds with mist in a few spots. mostly sunny in the afternoon. but the temperatures even with all the sunshine not going to warm up a lot. as the cooler air drops in tuesday to wednesday. second half of the week is a different story. 40s and 50s in the morning with mists and low clouds at the coast tomorrow. high temperatures similar to today. mid-70s in san jose.
looks nice. high surf backing off on the coast but use caution out there. a swell from 10 to 14 feet. the east bay temperatures mid- to upper-70s will be the warmest temperatures 67 in san francisco and about 72 in oklahoma and tuesday's temperatures look similar to what we'll see on wednesday. the numbers starting to warm up and beginning thursday night the winds will start howling in the hill tops, 45-mile-an-hour wind gusts in the hills thursday to friday. but friday we are talking low 80s around the bay. as the weekend starts and the winds back off a little by the temperatures inland in the upper 80s, mid-80s around the bay and 70s out towards the coast as we watch the american league divisional series between the a's and the detroit tigers friday and saturday, picture-perfect baseball weather. >> it's just like summer. >> in the fall.
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the alds is set. a's and tigers game one friday at 6:30. the a's with a chance to exact revenge on the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a year ago. jim leeland is not taking them lightly. >> i like their team a lot. i thought what they accomplished last year this year they didn't sneak up on anybody. we have respect for them. it's playoff baseball and the two teams that deserve to be there. and you know, it all starts friday. >> tigers coming in down. major league baseball player of the month awarred. fielder and pence taking home the honors. now a's playoff baseball with more of an impact on the raiders more than the dirt infield.
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