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our goal is including race-based misconduct in existing zero tolerance student conduct policies. the president also met with the president of the local chapter of the naacp. they will hold a joint news conference on monday to discuss pending criminal charges. as for the reaction from campus, we bring in nbc bay area's marianne favreau who joins us from the campus. >> reporter: raj, i can tell you the students i talked to this afternoon are most upsbet how the university handled this situation. they say even after university housing found out about the alleged hate crimes, they simply transferred two of the suspects to other dorms. four students are now accused of hate crimes after allegedly bullying their black roommate on the seventh floor of this dorm at san jose state university. this police report outlines months of alleged harassment and assault, including reports that the white suspects clamped a bike lock on their black roommate's neck, barricaded him in a closet and repeatedly used
racial slurs. celine chandler says she's not surprised. she, too, had roommates bullier in a campus dorm and said the university did little about it. >> they didn't get physical, but the remarks that were made, racial slurs, i tried to bring it up to the university housing services, and their response was actually to move me. and they didn't take any action. >> after a large campus protest yesterday, today a smaller group gathered to discuss ways to prevent these types of crimes from happening on campus again. san jose state has frequently described itself as one of the most diverse campuses in america. just a few weeks ago it crowned its first african-american homecoming king, daniel harris lucas. he believes that's something that should have happened years ago, and he says despite his own success, black students at san jose state still face tension. >> the climate for african-american students is,
are we really supposed to be here. are we really wanted like we've gotten in but the school has not really trying to keep us here. it's not feeling very welcoming when you see a series of events happen like this. >> he and many students are upset the university didn't do more to address the alleged hate crimes quickly. several students say after university housing services found out about the allegations, they only moved the suspects. one of the suspects, collin warren, was transferred here to royce hall. residents say he was here a month before he was finally moved out early this week. >> i think that's what shocks me most about it is that they still lived on campus after all of this was reported. >> one suspect, 18-year-old logan, turned himself in to santa clara county jail last night and has been booked and released. the other three, including a 17-year-old, are expected to turn themselves in during the next few days. all four suspects remain on interim suspension until various investigations are completed. the office of student conduct
will now determine what sanctions those four students will face. they could possibly be expelled from san jose state or even possibly the entire csu system. reporting live in san jose, marianne favreau, nbc bay area news. >> you can certainly hear the wind. look at the damage. the windy weather did to an rv park. this is home video sent to us by someone in lake county north of santa rosa. investigators are looking into two deaths two of men who died during that wind storm in the east bay. police say both deaths were reported within 30 minutes of each other last night. just after 8:00, police found an unresponsive man on the ground in oakland. they also found a large tree that had fallen in the area. that man died there as well. after 8:30, officers found a motorcycle driver who hit a tree in the center divide. he also died. investigators are trying to figure out the details of exactly what happened. the wind has made a mess out
of many bay area communities. this was berkeley, which is common around the region. the tree came down on oregon street. at least two cars were damaged. you can see it in the video. because of the wind, more than 10,000 customers still don't have power in the east bay alone. they are also outages in the north bay and south bay. our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us with a look at the top wind gusts. >> and it did gust as high as 65 miles per hour in the oakland hills. hayward at 44. these are not the strongest wind gusts that we've had over the past three years or so. just a long duration of these winds that just continued to batter the bay area last night and also this morning. what you should know is that wind advisory has expired for the east bay and for the north bay, it's only in effect for the hills above 1,000 feet and that's where still up into 10:00 p.m. tonight, we could have wind gusts that range as high as 70 miles per hour. now coming up in that full forecast, we'll have the bottom line on the wind and when everything is expected to come
entirely here across the bay area, plus extremely cold nights ahead and the next possibility of rainfall that could bring us some holiday travel issues coming up in that full forecast. >> thanks, jeff. so cold wind and now fire. a fire fueled by high winds is burning at this hour in napa county. it broke out around 11:00 last night near the silverado trail at soda canyon road. so far, 300 acres have burned. minutes ago the mandatory evacuations were lifted for many of the homeowners there. moments ago the fire was upgraded to 70% contained. problems in sonoma county as well. a wildfire burning northeast of geyserville has spread to 2500 acres. flames broke out around 2:00 this morning. they called for evacuations of homes and businesses along geysersroad. it's only 10% contained. low humidity and strong winds are making it tough for fire crews. new at 6:00, 75 years to life. that's the prison sentence for a former san jose teacher convicted of molesting five students. a judge handed down that verdict
today. the jury convicting craig chandler in july. he taught at obi waley elementary school. he molested students between 2010 and 2012. his victims between the ages of 7 and 9. all of them little girls. she hasn't seen or heard from her husband in almost a month. that's what one palo alto woman is struggle with. north korean officials are holding her 85-year-old husband. and may have been for more than three weeks now. nbc bay area's stephanie traung is live in palo alto. we're hearing from the wife for the first time. >> reporter: lee newman, the wife, released a statement through the retirement community where she lives with her husband, a korean war veteran. in that stadium she pleads for north korean officials to let her husband go. the family believes it stems from a very big misunderstanding. >> unfortunately, we don't have any news. >> reporter: no news is usually good news. but not for the newman family. from southern california today,
jeffrey newman had little to share about his father's imprisonment in north korea. >> he's been in regular contact with the state department since the beginning of the detention, but we don't have any -- >> just minutes later, his wife of 56 years, released a statement saying her husband sent postcards to friends describing the ten-day tour as a success. good times, weather and guides. but on his last day, as he was on a plane preparing to leave, north korean officials took him away. lee newman says the family is anxious and still doesn't know if the 85-year-old has been getting the heart medication sent by the swedish embassy in north korea. the family feels there's been some dreadful misunderstanding leading to his detention and asks the dprk work to settle this issue quickly and return this 85-year-old grandfather who his anxious, concerned family. today for the first time, the state department also officially acknowledged north korea is holding a u.s. citizen, but declined to confirm the identity
citing privacy concerns. however, flaelater in that same statement referred to the detainee as mr. newman saying, usually when an american is detained in north korea, the swedish present them with a form which would allow state to talk about their case. because the north koreans have not let the swedish diplomats see mr. newman, the state department does not have that form. and the swedish are asking on the behalf of the u.s. because we do not have formal diplomatic ties with north korea. the state department also said today that the swedish have been asking every day to see meryl newman and that north korea has declined that request, rejected that request every time. the family says he was there as a legal tourist. so not only are they wondering how he's being treated and his health condition. they are wondering, why was he detained in the first place? stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. it's been quite a mess for b.a.r.t. on many fronts. tonight, b.a.r.t. says technology is to blame for this morning's major shutdown.
tens of thousands of people were left scrambling to find alternate transportation. kimberly tere went along for the ride as b.a.r.t. uncovered the problem and joins us with the details. the big question, could this happen again? >> reporter: raj, b.a.r.t. is certainly hoping it won't. this is the first time in years a major computer glitch has shut down the system. it took hours to get those trains back on track. this evening, though, things are running smoothly. it's been night and day for the two commutes. b.a.r.t.'s spokesperson said a computer upgrade is to blame for turning much of the morning commute into a nightmare. the glitch actually happened late last night leading to four-hour rides home for some late-night passengers. and no rides for thousands of commuters this morning. >> we can understand it's extremely frustrating to show up at a b.a.r.t. station and be told no train service yet again. >> the timing couldn't have been worse. riders have to deal with two strikes in the last six months and are still on edge since the
contract between b.a.r.t. and its two major unions is still in limbo. >> there was nothing nefarious, no shenanigans related to this. this was something that just went wrong. we were trying to upgrade our system. thought it worked. it didn't. we made the necessary adjustments. >> with all the strikes and stuff, it's a little unprofessional of them. going through so many problems. >> some question why b.a.r.t. had no backup plan. the agency says trains could be run manually but the problem with that is each switch which guides the train in a particular direction has to be moved by hand. there are 400 switches systemwide and to move each one manually requires a stop of up to 10 minutes. multiply that by six dozen trains, and b.a.r.t. decided the inefficiency wasn't worth it. >> what happened today reminds us of how much we need a modern efficient and reliable transportation system in the bay area. >> jim wanderman is the president and ceo of the bay area council which was instrumental in helping create
b.a.r.t. decades ago. he says the system is showing its age. an average of 400,000 riders use b.a.r.t. daily. a spokesperson says the agency is sorry for any inconvenience the shutdown caused passengers. kimberly tere, nbc, bay area news. our flash survey tonight. do you still consider b.a.r.t. a reliable commute option? vote by calling us or texting the number on your screen. also submit your vote online at nbcbayarea.com. we'll have the results of the flash survey later in this newscast. still ahead at 6 clook are pilots relying too much on automation? plus -- >> seeing me out here, i hope that they see the hurt and the pain that it has caused me. >> distraught families searching for answers now have a new tool. the program giving hope to financiers in south bay cold cases. and i'm rob maeda live at
a warning from the faa tonight that commercial pilots can become too dependent on automated controls to fly planes. >> the faa is asking airlines for more training for their pilots. it comes after our initial report back in august which exposed serious safety concerns in the cockpit. investigative reporter steven stock broke the story and joins us with the latest on the encouraging news. the faa is doing something about your report. >> reporter: no doubt auto pilot has made aviation overall safer. but in this 300-page report just released to the public, the faa
now acknowledges what we first reported monthsing -- too much dependence on automation in the cockpit can be dangerous. it's an issue that ntsb investigators are now reviewing to see if automation played a role in the asiana crash at sfo. long time pilots call it flying by stick versus flying by glass. manually piloting an airplane versus relying on auto pilot in the cockpit. this report by the faa's flight deck automation working group says pilots sometimes rely too much on automated systems and auto flight mode confusion errors continue to error. >> flying headstone is more that we see with computerized cockpits. >> reporter: dr. thomas leads a team of engineers at the university of iowa conducting a three-year nasa-funded project studying the relationship between pilots automation and
accidents. >> everybody has had the little glitch with the car where they thought the cruise control was off and then they realized, hey, it's still on. now make it ten times as complicated and that's what automation in a flight deck looks. every once in a while it will catch you in a way that you didn't anticipate. >> reporter: the faa study confirms that operating the automated systems plays a role in many accidents. it found pilots caught by surprise by automation were associated with 23% of all accidents reviewed. 45% of all major safety incidents reviewed. pilots making an flower selecting computer modes were cited in 27% of all accidents. and 60% of all incidents reported anonymously to nasa involve some type of error in using in-flight management computers. >> you lose eventually touch of the stick and rutter skills that a pilot may have had. >> the study confirms that, too. it found 60% of all accidents reviewed had a manual flight
control error by the pilot. >> are pilots becoming too overreliant on automation these days? >> i believe it's safe to say they do in the air transport world. >> reporter: the faa now formally agrees. their report cites a need to improve training and include, quote, more automation surprises in the training. >> sometimes the airplane will literally lie to you. >> doug rice aught to know. >> maintain that air speed. >> he's a veteran commercial pilot who has been flying for nearly three decades. >> he's going to be idle all the way down. >> rice demonstrated for us in a simutor one scenario of how automation can fool a pilot showing if pilots tried to increase speed while on automation, they can't because the engines are on idle. >> he was expecting the throttles to come up to maintain the air speed he had set. and it didn't. splash. boom. >> now faa administrator michael wuerta called on the airline industry to improve flight training to focus specifically
on this issue. wu erta also announced the formation of a joint government and air carrier training group to work on ways to fix this problem before it leads to even more accidents. the cause of the asiana crash at sfo is still under investigation. >> we hope this works. >> they are focusing, however, on that crash on automation as a possible cause. >> thank you, steve. if you have a tip for steven stock or anyone in our investigative unit, we urge you to give us a call or send us an e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org. there's been an arrest in an animal cruelty case. a man threw a little dog into oncoming traffic. he's jailed after investigators tracked him to a vallejo apartment and booked him on animal cruelty and robbery charges. police say just after christmas last year, he killed a 12-year-old pekinese right in front of the owner when he demanded money from her.
the owner only had $5 which angered barrett. barrett yanked the dog from the car and through roxie on to leavenworth in front of traffic. roxie did have to be euthanized. police identified the suspect at barrett but say he eluded them until just this week. the next pixar movie is being postponed causing some jobs to be lost. the studio owned by disney says it will delay the release of "the good dinosaur." that's their next movie because of the delay they'll lay off about 60 people, which is a little less than 5% of its staff. also means 2014 will be the first year without a pixar film since 2005. let's turn things over to meteorologist jeff ranieri. let's talk about this wind. we had the wind advisory yesterday but we're still feeling some effects of wind. >> we're not done yet. the system that helped to drag down a lot of this wind across the great basin is pushing to the south. that's going to give us better news as we head into saturday's forecast. but our biggest concern tonight
is the north bay. that's where our wind advisory is in effect until 10:00 p.m. hills above 1,000 feet could have gusts ranging 40 to 70 miles per hour. not good news for some of those wildfires that are burning up here into the north bay. but let's go ahead and move things forward here. as we get a look at that overall forecast right now, temperatures in the 50s to low 60s as that wind still kicks up. definitely feeling blustery out there this evening. and a lot of traffic out here in the peninsula not facing overly gusty winds there but is slow commuting here for tonight. let's get a preview of those temperatures throughout tomorrow. and it's going to stay pretty cool and crisp here. a lot of 60s but also notice plenty of sunshine as well from the south bay back here into the north bay. on your 24-hour forecast, temperatures in the mid-40s. 60s by the noon hour. for the pence la, a colder start with low fourlts for you. a few clouds. let's also take you to the north bay, east bay and tri valley. what you'll notice is the north
bay and also the tri valley will have the largest temperature jumps as we head from the morning hours right into the afternoon. about a 20-degree surge expected in those temperatures. we're going to fast forward things. we're tracking a storm system well out in the pacific for thanksgiving. and as that gets closer, it is going to get colder with a chance of rainfall. right now we think for that holiday forecast, for everyone at this point. speaking of the holidays, nbc bay area and safeway team up each and every year with safeway. my colleague rob mayeda in the 165-inch-plus monitor right now. looking good, man. >> i hope i'm not scaring people. >> you are looking mighty fine. you are out there with an energetic group on how you can help make a small donation and it can feed a lot of folks. >> absolutely, jeff. all of us on the nbc bay area news will be fanning out across the bay. as you walk into your local safeway, 156 of them, you look for a display like this. to help us end hunger. and you can see the dollar sign there. just for $10 you are -- your
money, a very small donation can go a long way to fighting hunger in the bay area. our kickoff weekend last year, we had 48,000 of these bags sold. and to give you an idea of what is in some of these bags, $10 gets you a meal that includes some tuna fish. also some vegetables here. some pasta. and peanut butter. relatively cheap. 10 bucks goes a long way to help an estimated 725,000 bay area families that need the support as we go through the holiday season. coming up, how silicon valley is throwing some of its support behind this year's nbc bay area holiday food drive and events around the bay area. let's send it back to you. >> thank you, rob. we'll see you in a little bit. it's a far cry from the belt tightening of a few years ago. california is now rolling in dough. is that true? a reality check is next. presents...
>> they are projecting a big surplus in the next few years. is it reason to celebrate? in tonight's reality check, we look at california's newfound wealth and whether it's real money. >> jess karks good evening. the wave of cash is definitely real. at least it is for now. in the state's cash-strapped education system stands to benefit since it automatically gets a certain percentage. we're assuming the economy will just keep ticking right along. and that the legislature won't use some of that school money to pay down its debts. those are major assumptions. it wasn't that long ago that california's financial outlook was not so sunny. in fact, things were looking flat out bleak. a financial storm that swallowed up multiple governors. >> this is the year where we have to stop promising people things that we can't deliver. >> we still have our load of debt out there. we still have work to do. >> these forlorne sacramento
faces. it's supposed to have a surplus of $5.5 billion next year. a surplus expected to double in the next few years. before californians get too excited, though, let's answer a few questions. number one -- where is the money coming from, and will it last? >> what is driving this right now is the stock market and home sales. capital gains which go into the state coffers. stock market remains hot. if the dow goes from 16,000 to 17,000 to 18,000 points, that's more money for california. home sales increase. more money for california. >> but if the markets tank or home sales taper, or we go back into recession, the money shrinks. that's why hoover research fellow bill waylon advises state advisers to spend some money and save some money, too. as major costs loom ahead. >> guess what? while we're all jumping around and giving each other high-fives for having a couple extra billions to spend, there's that pension obligation sitting throughout which is about $135 billion. billion with a "b."
>> pension liabilities aren't our only concern either. schools have been crushed by cuts since 2008. so question two is, how much money is going back to our students through mandatory prop 98 dollars? >> potentially, the dollar to dollar from year to year is probably the largest increase in prop 98 allocation in the state's history. >> ed sources john festerwald wants you to know, though, that not all that money has to go back to the school districts in the form of new funds. you see, of the guaranteed $8 billion coming aboard next year, the cash is likely to be split with, say, half going toward ious and debt. that the state has wracked up with the schools and the other half going to classrooms, teacher pay and the like which would still be a huge boost. that's equal to about $600 billion per kid on average. that's a lot of money. >> money that schools will now have more flexibility to spend since the government approved a new funding formula this year.
final question -- now what is the gravest concern for the budgetary gurus at this point? a local government expert says it's actually pretty simple. that all that economic growth and job creation we've seen in recent months stalled or actually goes down. the budget projections don't count on the recession. just something to keep in mind. i'm sam brock. that's today's reality check. back to you all. >> if you have an issue for sam brock that needs to be fact checked, reality check, go to nbcbayarea.com/realitycheck. there you'll find a link to e-mail sam brock directly. still ahead at 6:00, a convicted serial killer who terrorized northern california learns his fate. i'm cot budman. the bay area remembers jfk. and how 50 years ago, the news business changed along with the country. well, there was an oh, blank moment, but that's a country expression that, as a country
walker. he's hailed by the gay community, respected by the supreme court and yet criticized by many. but on the 22nd floor of his downtown san francisco office, there is no longer a spotlight. instead a view. recently retired from the federal bench, judge vaughn walker settles into his new life shortly after his old life was portrayed by hollywood's leading man. >> i would urge you to pay close attention to mr. boyd's questions. >> i'm looking at you now. i don't see too much of brad pitt in you. >> oh, i'm hurt that you say that. >> you are more handsome than brad pitt. >> i was fishing for that, i guess. >> reporter: 21 years and nearly 8,000 cases, walker was on the verge of retiring in 2010. but not before the one case that would define his career. >> prop 8 issue came across your desk, and i'm going to clean it up for tv purposes, but i
believe it was, oh, blank moment for you. you can fill in the blanks if you'd like. >> well, there was an oh, blank moment, but that's a country expression that as a country boy i used. >> do you embrace your role in the history of all of this now? >> do i embrace it? >> yeah. >> well, it was what it was. the case was dealt to me right off the wheel. purely at random. and, obviously it was an important case. i do think in retrospect that the decision to conduct a trial was the right decision because it brought forth issues. it brought forth facts in a way that could never have been brought forth in just an appellate-type proceeding. >> and you were in the center of that. when we look back on it, whether it's months ago or years ago in the future, your name will be
linked to it. >> i had the best seat in the house. let's put it that way. >> this issue got personal. were you dishaefteeartened when own same-sex relationship came up in this as an issue. >> not really disheartened. i was surprised in this way. it was quite widely known and it was publicized during the trial itself and the proponents of proposition 8 said they were not going to raise the issue. well, i figured that was their public position and they would stick to it. but when the judgment went against them, they decided to change their mind and raise it. >> were you surprised? >> not really surprised. >> a bit of a hail mary for them? >> it was a bit of a hail mary, of course. and it never is a good thing to try to disqualify the judge after you've lost. did you ever have serious thoughts of recusing yourself of this, and why don't you? >> i didn't for a couple of
reasons. number one, i didn't want to leave the impression that a gay judge could not decide an issue touching on gay rights impartially in the same way that an african-american judge cannot be required to recuse himself or herself from a case involving issues of race or a female judge from a gender case and so on and so forth. >> will you get married? >> well, i don't know. my response to that has always been, you will not be the first to know. >> walker is now at a private firm in the city practicing dispute resolution. he also teaches law at stanford and cal. we'll be posting this segment on our website. there you can also find our other high-profile interviews including randy zuckerberg and john mcafee at nbcbayarea.com/theinterview. >> evil and a disturbed man. those words to convicted serial
killer today as he was sentenced to death. nato acted as his own attorney. he was convicted of killing four women between 1977 and 1994. each had matching initials for their first and last names leaving some to call them the alphabet murders. california's executions have been suspended for seven years. he is 79 and will most likely die from natural causes rather than lethal injection. today the nation pauses to remember president john f. kennedy 50 years later. ♪ a special ceremony this morning at the gravesite of america's 35th president. family members paid their respects in front of the eternal flame at arlington national cemetery. it was 50 years ago to this day when kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade with his wife by his side. it was a chilling moment most people will never forget
especially in dallas. the rain did not stop thousands from attending a memorial honoring jfk. the city of dallas today unveiled a plaque featuring the text from his speech that he was never able to give. and president kennedy's home state of massachusetts, the governor there laid a wreath at the jfk statue. also a memorial service at the jfk presidential library in boston. here in the bay area, we also remembered john f. kennedy. >> and how that day he was killed turned this nation in a new direction. nbc bay area's scott budman continues our coverage. scott? >> reporter: jessica and raj, it's amazing to gaze at the local newspaper from that day and the next day 50 years ago and then realize it was also a day where the nation changed the way it communicates. ♪ while the nation remembered, second graders at meyer elementary school learned what it was like to hear the news. >> and then we heard the words,
the president has been shot. and all the boys and girls just sat quiet, and we listened to the radio. >> i was in fifth grade at monta loma elementary school in mountain view. >> michael malone also remembers as these stories were being written, he was in what would become the hot bed of new technology and communication. >> everybody was still out on the playground. even little steve jobs was out there on the same playground at that moment. >> it was the moment america went from communicating largely in print to communicating through live pictures. >> really, this was the moment we turned to television, truly, for the first time as a nation to participate in a major event. >> 50 years later, communication has again evolved to the point where most of the mystery of that day in 1963 likely could not exist today. >> there would be a billion
tweets within a minute after this occurred. we would have nurses and orderlies from dallas memorial giving us updates on his status of whether he was dead or alive. >> remembering the headlines while thinking about how things have changed. >> has always been impressive that people can remember where they were when they heard about jfk's death. in this age of instant media that travels so fast, will the question of the future be, do you remember where you were when you checked your phone to see the news? jess and raj? >> thank you, scott. still ahead -- >> please, caped crusader, we need you and bring the batkid. >> first, the batkid phenomenon. now batkid the movie. sort of. and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. the nbc bay area weather center. mainly sunny today. a lot of wind and still holding on across parts of the north bay. a live look at san jose. a gorgeous shot this evening. we'll tell you about a better weekend shaping up and also the possibility of some holiday rain in just a few minutes.
one week ago, he made so many of us smile and cry. now the story of batkid continues. your ready for batkid the movie? all right. not necessarily a real film, but a batkid fan put together this mock trailer for a mythical movie titled "the batkid rises." last we checked, batkid rises, the trailer, had more than 500,000 hits online. >> oh, my gosh. crazy. >> they would have had a hard time having that this weekend with all the wind that we've been having. >> true. >> would have needed spider-man,
earlier we asked you if you consider b.a.r.t. a reliable commute option. the results are in and 70% of you said no. well, 12 of san jose's 42 homicides this year remain unsolved. the family of those 12 victims say their wounds remain open, unable to heal. now there's a new program that's taking their pleas for justice to television. here's nbc bay area's damion trujillo. >> the last few months have been like the hardest. >> for nine months, elsa lopez
says there's been a huge void in her heart. >> my heart is like shattered glass in pieces. >> her teenager was san jose's fifth homicide of this year. >> it was on february 13th of this year, i was here at the scene. anthony santa cruz was a football player at san jose high school down the street. he was walking home from school when he was attacked by a suspected gang members. killers who haven't been caught. >> you were on this program because nobody is talking. moeb has come forward. >> elsa is the first person to be featured in this half hour video to be aired next week on "create tv's public access channel. the program called "make the call san jose" will feature two victims families every month, urging witnesses to step forward. >> so seeing me out here, i hope that they see the hurt and the pain that it has caused me. >> please come forward. we live in -- >> the tv program is the brain child of san jose's independent police auditor. >> some call it snitching. i call it being courageous.
>> chief larry escovel hopes it will help his detectives solve the cold cases. elsa says the chief already did his part to help heal her own wounds. she visits the families of every homicide victim to assure them his detectives will not rest until the killers are caught. >> he's the chief of police but he has a heart, and he came and reached out to me. it meant a whole thrott me. >> if there's anything we can do to help them in the grieving process, that's part of our job as well as being human beings. >> a dry, wilted flower now adorns the spot where anthony took his last breath, while a grieving mother vows to speak out until his killers are caught. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. we're on a mission to make sure no one goes hungry this thanksgiving. we've teamed up with safeway to help families in need. >> it's a great program. we're hoping you all can help. rob mayeda joins us at the safeway in campbell with more on
this food drive. rob? >> that's right. it's the official kickoff. here in campbell and the support of the nbc bay area holiday food drive powered by the support of some of the bay area's leading companies, including emc backup and recovery systems. the president here. guy churchward joining us this evening. guy, this effort really takes a lot of support and if you can talk about how emc is also throwing its support behind trying to end hunger around the bay area. >> i think it's kind of important for us. we're obsessed with a charitable side around education and feel fresh produce drives and fuels the brain and that's important with silicon valley. this is what we're doing. we have between now and christmas, by thanksgiving, about 200 people going in for a charitable side and we are also putting the bins out and we have competitions internally and, of course, obviously fund-raising. so i've just come off from a big session i've done with some of my friends and family in the bay area. >> we appreciate the support of
emc, throwing your support behind our holiday food drive. we've got the westmont students here also throwing their support. go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. search food drive and see how our nbc bay area anchors and reporters will help end hunger around the bay area this weekend. including you, too, raj and jessica. we're fired up here in campbell. we'll see how the rest of us do tomorrow across the bay area. >> really easy. go to safeway tomorrow. anywhere in the bay area and ten bucks will help you feed a needy family. >> i'll be at the safeway on burnell. jeff ranieri will be -- >> at at&t park safeway. >> you don't want to miss it. be out there bright and early with a starbucks in hand. the wind has been a big talk here across the bay area over the past 24 hours. it did produce a lot of damage with relentless gusts over an 18-hour period. here's the bottom line on that wind. throughout tonight it will be the worst in the north bay. that's where winds in lower
elevation could gust 15 to 30 miles per hour. what you want to know is as we head throughout saturday morning that wind will be diminishing for everyone across the bay area. still for tonight, i do watch out for downed power lines that could occur and more trees that may come down in some of these gustier winds. right now on the sky camera network, we're noticing improving conditions here across a lot of the bay. mainly clear skies. a little cloud cover in the east bay keeping you slightly warmer there. capping off some of the heat. a beautiful night in san jose with currently 64 degrees across a lot of the silicon valley. the storm system that produced all of that wind is now pushing off towards the south and the east. it's going to take that wind with it. and as we head throughout this weekend, yes, much improvement in that forecast. high pressure builds in. we'll have a decent amount of sunshine. that's going to be great news as we head throughout the first part of your weekend. but with those clear skies in the daytime, that's going to lead to clear skies at night and help to give us radiational cooling. any heat during the day will escape into the upper
atmosphere. we think by sunday we could have some of the coldest temperatures of the week going down to 34 in napa. mill valley also getting in on low 40s. then as we look ahead towards next week, we're going to be talking about changes coming our way with this area of low pressure already beginning to develop out in the pacific. eventually some rainfall back in the forecast. timing doesn't look good right now. we'll have more on that coming up in a minute. let's get to those microclimate forecast. sunny skies expected across all the grids here. san jose, gilroy. peninsula, 69. redwood city, 67. san francisco heading out it to the embarcadero, also sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s. the rest of the microclimates across the bay. what you'll notice is 69 in santa rosa. a little bit of cloud cover in hayward. also in oakland. for the tri valley, temperatures close to 70 in pleasanton. looks like we'll hit 70 there in livermore for tomorrow.
so some awesome weather this weekend. but as we head throughout this thanksgiving, again, temperatures will be getting colder. and the possibility of showers in the forecast. so next week, not only travel headaches here on the road. and if you are leaving our airports but we're still highlighting a potential east coast storm system that could bring some heavy snow to new england and also some wind and rain up towards new york city, boston and also d.c. so as i've been saying if you are staying locally thanksgiving, way to go. it's going to be the thing to do. >> could see a little bit of trouble. thanks very much. let's bring in jim cozimor. we like to call jim mr. friday night. >> let's get right to it. it's an old formula in the national football league. injury to one creates opportunity for another. but usually not as quickly as this. 49ers have agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract extension with tremaine brock, the cornerback is expected to start monday against the redskins because of a rib injury
to usual starter terrell brown. not a bad weekend for the fourth year player. i'll take $16 million. $7 million of which is guaranteed. to the hardwood. steph curry has been ruled out against the lakers tonight in los angeles. warriors getting ready for that game. the point guard also missed wednesday's game against memphis because of a mild concussion suffered on monday. so we asked our warriors insider what curry's absence means for the ws. >> the lakers are a team the warriors should be able to beat without stephor curry. the lakers just aren't very good. one of the worst teams in the league. no kobe. no steve nash. even with iguodala at the point and a short team, they were able to play pretty well against a good team in memphis the other night and played them into overtime. without curry in the first game. he didn't play against san antonio. another game that came down to the very last minute. san antonio, memphis, a whole different class of basketball team compared to what you see with the lakers.
tonight's game, the warriors have enough players, a deep enough roster without stephon curry to win that game. they should be able to do that. let's get back on the football field and talk raiders. raiders running back rashad jennings sported this fine crush velvet suit, purple ascot postgame interview sunday after the raiders won in texas. look at that look, everybody. we asked his teammates what they thought of the talented runner's fashion sense. >> the purple? >> yes. >> yeah, that -- never seen anything like that before. i don't know much about fashion. i just know that's -- it's pretty unique. >> yeah, i wasn't a big fan of it, but -- but to each his own. >> i think it was a good look. i'm disappointed. i have my purple on tonight. raiders quarterback matt mcgloin was named rookie of the week in the national football league. the three-touchdown performance. we'll have warrior highlights tonight at 11:00.
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