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this is such a safe neighborhood. i've never really heard of anything like that happening. >> motorists gone wild in one of the most upscale shopping centers in the bay area. and right in the middle of the day. tonight a possible case of road rage has police looking for one angry and dangerous driver. good evening, everyone. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. it's beyond road rage. this man was waving a gun, then got out of the car and started screaming at another driver.
>> this happened at the high-end stanford shopping center. new at 11:00, nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us from palo alto. anyone hurt? >> reporter: nobody hurt. fortunately. some. i'm spoke to tonight are shaken up that this could happen here at the stanford shopping center. a place where this kind of thing isn't supposed to happen. >> that's not good. i mean, this is such a safe neighborhood. i've never really heard of anything like that happening. >> reporter: but palo alto police say it did happen about noon here yesterday on el camino real near university avenue. a driver notice the he was being closely followed by a man driving erratically in a nissan maxima. as the two cars entered the stanford shopping center, the first driver saw the man in the nissan waving a handgun. >> this area, it's a little surprising. el camino's not necessarily like you go down a little farther that way and you're in kind of worse parts of redwood city. >> the nissan driver cut off the other car, got out of his car without the gun and started screaming at the victim. then he took off toward sand hill road. >> it didn't escalate to
anything else but it could have very easily. this is a very public place. people come with their families. >> reporter: police say the suspect is a hispanic man about 25 years old, 5'7" with a thin build. shoulderlength curly hair and unshaven. he was wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. >> i work at this mall. and yeah, i hadn't heard about it until right now. so i guess we'll probably get a memo or something like that. >> reporter: the suspect vehicle is a gold late '90s nissan maxima four-door. >> maybe myself drive a little more carefully, be aware of what i'm doing that could like trigger someone else. >> reporter: a number of people i spoke to tonight said exactly what that woman said, they're going to drive more defensively, be more aware of the cars around them, in the event that person has a gun in the car. as for the victim in this case we're talking about tonight, he has no idea why the man with the gun came offer him. live at the stanford shopping center, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, terry. new video tonight. an afternoon family hike turns into a terrifying child rescue. a family was visiting bodega
head state park when their 4-year-old son fell down a cliff. look at this. the mom called 911, then within minutes these rescuers were there. racing against the sun. two of them rappelled more than 200 feet down the cliff so they could bring the boy up in that basket. a team of firefighters then lifted him to safety and carried him off. officials say the boy suffered traumatic injuries but he was alert and conscious that whole time. tonight we don't have any word on his condition. students at lincoln high tonight are dealing with a painful loss after hearing that a beloved classmate was killed in a plane crash over the weekend. kylie vaca was a fun loving basketball player who always made her teammates smile. more on vacca and how her friends will remember the high school senior. >> at lincoln high school today classmates and coaches remembering a senior who lifted everyone else up. that girl died in a plane crash
this weekend. she was a basketball player who made varsity as a sophomore. >> i saw her friday. she told me she was excited about playing this year and looking forward to being with the girls again. >> one of her coaches remembering vaca as a strong player and personality seen here in the center with a bow tie. >> kind of almost like the clown of the team. always smiling. laughing. >> reporter: this morning the ntsb started the investigation. trying to determine what caused that plane to crash. the cessna similar to this one went down near highway 152 and canada road. it took off from frazier lake air park east of gilroy and was heading to watsonville when it went down. a crash that also killed pilot john dennis of gilroy. friends say the two were related. her classmates say she even post aid picture on saturday excited right before boarding the plane. >> whenever you're down she'd pull you back up.
she makes everybody happy. >> reporter: the girls' basketball team held practice earlier today. the team plans to honor vaca by playing for her and retiring her number, 13. >> pretty tough for the girls. the mood was quiet at first, and then we told the girls that she would like us to continue to play. >> reporter: in san jose, ian cole, nbc bay area news. well, 70 days after being arrested for domestic violence, 49ers defensive lineman ray mcdonald is off the hook. the santa clara district attorney said today that mcdonald will not face any charges. the d.a. said in the end there was just -- there just wasn't enough evidence to move forward with the case. now, mcdonald has not commented on the charges publicly until today. he did issue this statement -- "i appreciate the seriousness of the situation and i understand and respect that law enforcement had a job to do, which is why i cooperated fully with their investigation from beginning to
end. i am relieved that the d.a.'s office has rightfully decided not to file charges." at san jose state university there are some powerful allegations of racism. students are demanding action. dozens of students rallied on campus today calling on the university president to remove a donor from a board seat. the member, who is from the school's philanthropy organization called the tower foundation, allegedly made racist remarks about latinos. students say they will continue to rally until that board member is removed and the administration apologizes. >> for someone to go ahead and say that about one specific like race, that's very shocking to me. >> san jose state's president released this statement today -- "although i know some have been frustrated by a perceived lack of action since this incident occurred, we owe it to everyone to thoughtfully, thoroughly, and factually determine what occurred before taking action."
well, it's official. san jose has a new mayor-elect. as you may remember, while the votes were still being counted, sam liccardo declared victory last week but his challenger at that point dave cortese was unwilling to give up the fight. that is, until today. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd has more on the close election and what it means for san jose. >> reporter: the fight over who will occupy the mayor's office here at san jose city hall was a tough one. that's why dave cortese says he waited almost a week to concede. >> it's disappointing. we were representing tens of thousands of people who wanted to see dave cortese elected mayor. >> reporter: dave cortese resolute in his decision to concede in the race for mayor of san jose to sam liccardo. >> i told him where he comes out with positions that i can support i will be vocal in affirming the direction he's going. >> reporter: we asked liccardo about the direction he plans to take as mayor of the nation's tenth largest city. >> we're going to sit down with anyone who wants to sit down
with me about how we can bring people together. certainly starting with the heads of several of our unions and work particularly on rebuilding our police department. >> reporter: a department that needs to be rebuilt. san jose lost over 400 police officers. the crime rate is going up when it comes to robberies and homicides. and keeping good cops and attracting new ones has been a problem. >> nobody was talking about public safety when i entered this race. >> a proposal already exists for us to offer an incentive to officers who are nearing retirement age to stay on board. we have an offer on the table also to improve bilingual pay in this department. i think that's going to be very important. >> reporter: liccardo calls san jose one city that needs to bring two sides together. tonight he met with members of the sacred heart housing action community about affordable housing. something he plans to work on as mayor. >> we know it's incredibly expensive to live here. we need to ensure there are job opportunities for those folks who need to be able to pay rent.
>> reporter: sam liccardo will be sworn in in january. in san jose, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> cheryl, thank you. now to san francisco. it was some costly chaos. remember this? the unruly behavior by some of the fans celebrating the giants' world series title. well, it's going to cost the city about 140,000 bucks. those rowdy fans vandalized nearly 30 trolleys and buses. muni says it has to replace broke enwindows, doors, and clean up the graffiti. and good evening. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. coming up in your microclimate forecast we are tracking areas of fog developing across the bay. we're going to let you know what this is going to mean for that morning commute tomorrow. plus developing storm system and details on much-needed rain that's headed our way. they were following me, wanting to kill me. i didn't want to die. >> also, they fled violent gangs and death squads. we investigate the dire situation forcing some children to travel alone here to the bay
area. then a disturbing report on joan rivers' final moments. the medical mistakes that may have contributed to her death. and what's in a name? the food fight involving a local startup, bill gates, and mayonnaise. also, we have jimmy. >> hey, raj and jessica and everyone in the bay area, jeff damages, usher, and nick jonas are here for pyramid. plus we have mckenzie floyd, music from the new basement tapes. you've got to watch. we're on next. ♪ food is more than just a meal.
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america without their parents. many of them end up here in the bay area. >> tonight we hear from those refugee children. investigative reporter stephen stock went undercover and continues our series of reports of real refugees living in the shadows around us. >> reporter: we spent two months traveling between the mexican border and the bay area, joining immigrants on buses headed for destinations all over the country, including here. along the way we also discovered something we did not expect to find. something about many of these refugees that startled even us. the large numbers may have dwindled in the last few months, but the lines of refugees making their way to local bus stations have not stopped here in tucson, arizona. we watched as day after day mothers and infants, fathers and young children were dropped off at the local bus station. they all were fleeing violent gangs and death squads in guatemala, el salvador, and
honduras. then we rode with some of them across hundreds of miles of desert as they traveled to meet relatives and friends already living here throughout the united states. traveling to far-off places like atlanta, new jersey, los angeles, and eureka in northern california. along the way we discovered an unexpected group of refugees. >> translator: yes, i'm scared. >> reporter: among them, this refugee from guatemala, who fears for his life even now. that's why we won't show you his face and we will call him jaime. >> translator: i got out of guatemala because of problems with the gangs. they were following me, wanting to kill me. i didn't want to die. i wanted to save my life. >> reporter: the gangs in guatemala came for jaime when he was 12. shortly after that he fled for his life. leaving his mother, his home, his country.
>> translator: if i return to guatemala, for sure death will be waiting for me. >> reporter: jaime is now in school and in hiding. hiding in plain sight amoungs here in the bay area. except for a distant relative whom he barely knows, he is alone. jaime is 14. was it worth it to come here? >> translator: if i didn't have this now, i'd be dead today. >> translator: i couldn't be there anymore. so i came alone. >> reporter: this girl, whom we will call dariana, fled honduras after gangs told her that she must become a prostitute and work for them. >> translator: there are some that just look at little girls, spying on them so they can kidnap them and rape them. that's what they do over there. they sequester them and rape them. they prostitute them out, and if not they just kill them. their bodies appear everywhere. in rivers. anywhere. >> reporter: dariana was 13.
>> translator: i felt so bad. i was alone and had no one. until i got to the detention center. i didn't get to talk to my mother. i didn't know how she was. >> translator: these children are not alone. according to the u.s. border patrol, almost 52,000 unaccompanied children from guatemala, honduras, and el salvador have been picked up along the u.s.-mexican border through september 30th of this year. that does not count children coming here with parents. it's just children traveling alone, a number that has more than doubled, up 149% from last year. >> there's a deportation proceeding that has commenced against illegal migrants including children. >> reporter: earlier this year on "meet the press" homeland security secretary jeh johnson, while insisting federal law would be followed, also admitted these refugee children pose a unique challenge to immigration policy in its current form.
>> we are looking at ways to create additional options for dealing with the children in particular consistent with our laws and our values. >> reporter: two walk-in refugees each day who come here to the east bay sanctuary in berkeley. where sister maureen dugeman serves as executive director. >> many of the children know that their parents are here somewhere and they're looking for them. >> reporter: supported by several local protestant and catholic churches, east bay sanctuary has given legal help to at least 65 unaccompanied minors just since june. >> it's a crisis for them because if they don't have representation, legal representation, they'll probably be deported. >> the idea of welcoming refugees, welcoming strangers, that's part of who we are. >> reporter: reverend ben daniel is pastor at montclair presbyterian church in oakland, one of the local churches that supports east bay sanctuary. >> i get frustrated when i hear people suggesting that children risking their lives to come
here, 12 years old, 8 years old, whatever, these people -- to say these people are some sort of existential threat to the united states. that frustrates me. >> translator: they said if you join us we'll be friendly and things will be like we have said. >> reporter: this girl was 17 when she fled her home in guatemala. after gangs told her to join them or die. >> translator: but if not they told us they'd kill us. that's why we came here, to save our lives. >> reporter: jaime is now in high school trying to learn english and hoping he can stay. he worries that gang members from guatemala will catch up with him even here. dariana made her way to the bay area, where she was finally reunited with her mother and father, who were already here. they worry about the family's matriarch, who still lives in honduras, and they say surely will be killed if gangs find out that they talked to us. the plight of all these children has ignited a national movement among some churches.
a movement started here in the east bay. coming up later this month, we will take you inside that movement and show you exactly how it's spreading beyond the bay area to the entire country as we continue to examine this immigration crisis. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you very much, stephen. if you have a tip for stephen or anyone in our investigative unit, give us a call. the number is 888-996-tips. or you can always send stephen an e-mail to theunit@nextb nbcbayarea.com. a slow-moving force of nature. a river of molten lava destroying a home on hawaii's big island. the hot lava is from the erupting kilauea volcano. it began bubbling up in june. it's so hot it ignited this home into flames, burning it to the ground. the family was able to evacuate before the lava arrived. at least 50 other homes in the projected path have been given evacuation notices.
>> hard to watch. let's turn things over to chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. what we're dealing with is some fog. >> microclimate forecast, patchy areas of dense fog forming in the north bay peninsula all the way down across the santa cruz mountains. the overall visibility is right now at five miles and less but we do expect that to get worse for tomorrow. right now the temperatures dropping into the mid 50s. it's getting close to the dew point temperature. so the atmosphere is pretty much saturated at this point again for tomorrow morning. so as you've been mentioning we do expect that fog. i do think it's going to be the worse up until the north bay, also with san francisco with patchy areas of drizzle. also notice the temperatures in marin, napa, and sonoma county. down anywhere here across the south bay we're looking at patchy fog. with the low clouds to start for tomorrow we're also going to combine it now on top of that a stronger westerly wind. that's going to draw temperatures in your microclimate forecast about four to seven degrees from today. it's going to be cooler but we'll still get some sunshine by
afternoon. san jose expecting 68 degrees. for the peninsula. 67 in foster city and 69 palo alto. cloud cover at coastline's not going to go anywhere. san francisco expecting 60s. it's going to be a cold and also blustery day right up against the marina at the golden gate bridge and 65 degrees. downtown looking more like 67. and for the north bay, east bay, and tri-valley, temperatures also dropping in napa to 68. back toward sausalito a little bit cooler there, and for the east bay we'll hold on to some cloud cover right here in oakland but back toward walnut creek we'll get some sunshine, temps in the low 70s, also low 70s in the tri-valley with 73 in pleasanton, also 72 in livermore. we've been mentioning this possibility of rainfall. now let's take you to that on this futurecast. this cold front's going to get closer wednesday by 5:00 p.m. most of that rainfall should be offshore by that point. models have been consistent with that. and you can see by 9:00 we'll get areas of rainfall spreading throughout the north bay down to about san francisco. but the thing to remember with this, all the way down to san
jose, is we'll likely see some of the heavier returns of rainfall in the overnight hours when a lot of you were sleeping and the best news for thursday is it should clear out at this point for the morning commute. now, as far as rainfall totals go, no, it's not the largest storm system of the season, but we should squeeze out at tenth of an inch we're hoping toward san jose, san francisco northward, anywhere from a tenth to possibly over a quarter of an inch. on the weather trend throughout the next several days, once again, rain late wednesday into thursday, dry friday and saturday, by sunday we'll get clouds increasing in san jose but we'll likely see a chance of showers return in san francisco with a weaker system that's going to be hitting the coastline. also check it out, from november the 18th through the 26th we could see several storms forming. we're going to fine-tune that but it could be our best chance of rain in maybe a year. >> wow. okay. thank you very much, jeff. still ahead, the marriage proposal involving 99 iphones that did not go as well as planned. >> we're back in a moment.
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numerous mistakes and a surgeon taking a selfie with joan rivers while under sedation. just some of the disconcerting facts surrounding the procedure that ultimately led to the comedian's death. a federal report released today shows a number of errors including the failure to identify rivers' deteriorating vital signs and the failure to document the amount of propofol she was given. joan rivers' daughter melissa says she is outraged by the misconduct and the mismanaged that occurred she says before, during, and after her mother's procedure. well, smoking pot over a long period of time appears to alter a person's brain. research shows long-term marijuana use causes one of the regions of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, to shrink. it's the part of the brain that makes decisions and assesses rewards and punishments. marijuana advocates question the usefulness of the study saying
the researchers did not link brain changes to any differences on a day-to-day activity. here's the deal. hold the mayo. that's what a san francisco startup which is backed by bill gates is being told tonight. hampton creek is being sued by food giant unilever. the company that makes hellman's and best foods mayonnaise. here's the skinny. the lawsuit is over a product called just mayo. it claims that just mayo isn't be called mayonnaise because it doesn't contain eggs. hampton creek is a food technology company that makes a plant-based vegan-friendly products. they contend the term mayo is different than mayonnaise. >> uh-huh. >> it's all semantics. up next, geraud moncure about the return of one of the 49ers' best players. stay with us. silent night not so silent?
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against the new york giants, he is expected to make his 2014 debut on sunday. with the season on the line in new orleans, colin kaepernick came up with his play of the season to date. michael crabtree on the receiving end of that bomb, setting up the game-tying field goal in overtime. the defense stepping up, forcing the drew brees fumble, leading to the game-winning field goal. >> i really feel like, you know, they played with as much heart, as much hustle, as much fight as i've ever seen our teams play since we've been here. really proud of their execution a and it was a gritty graham. took every guy and every minute and then some to get it done. but proud for the win. and on to the giants. despite suffering their first loss of the season last night in phoenix, another player of the week award in the western
conference for the warriors. steph curry makes it back-to-back splash brothers honors for the dubs. he averaged 30 points, seven assists over the last three games. warriors will host the spurs tomorrow at oracle. san antonio tonight an 89-85 winner at the staples center against the l.a. clippers. more news coming up after the break. ♪ there it is... this is where i met your grandpa. right under this tree.
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let's see how it turns out. most men use a diamond ring, but this man used 99 iphones for his marriage proposal. maybe that's why shez said no. >> that is why she said no. >> these photos going viral on a chinese social media site. the computer programmers smibld the brand new iphone 6s. i think 6s. in the shape of a heart. and standing inside popped the question. she said no. >> whoa. >> the proposal is estimated to have set him back around $80,000. >> that would have been an amazing ring. >> get the ring next time. >> yeah. >> pay for the wedding, pay for the house. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jeff daniels. mackenzie foy.
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