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this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading the fight to pass a new assault weapons ban. say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. california values senator dianne feinstein it was political and it got personal. tonight the bay area is buzzing after a high stakes debate. >> and not just the bay area. the drama played out to a statewide audience and there were some winners and losers. this race for the governor came right through the silicon valley. this was really our first and only chance to see the top six candidates right there on one stage. you might have seen it live right here exclusively on nbc bay area. tonight we're going to take you behind the scenes. let's start with nbc bay area's anoushah rasta fresh from that
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spin room joining us from downtown san jose. >> reporter: raj, that's right. it is no surprise that living in california is expensive. so housing and homelessness, college tuition and taxes were all hot election issues tonight. and both republican and democratic candidates stuck to those issues. but then there were also some personal attacks. >> if you can't trust gavin with his best friend's wife, how can you trust him with your state? >> reporter: fireworks onstage during a critical debate in california politics. no topic off limits. >> look, one thing i'm going to do is push back against john cox, travis allen and donald trump and trumpism. >> reporter: the six most popular candidates for governor of california had one minute or less to tear into the issues central to the lives of californians every minute of the day. one of the most pressing to the wallet, affordable housing. >> the goal is 3.5 million units of housing. we didn't invent it. mckenzie did. that's what this state needs. >> the politicians here have
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driven up the cost with impact fees, regulations, litigation, the delay. >> i think it's important we don't do what gavin and antonio did in regard to criminalizing the homelessness. >> reporter: from washington to california, immigration also at issue during tuesday night's debate as nbc political director and debate moderator chuck todd put it, who should stay and who should go in. >> central american migrants who are fleeing violence should be welcomed snuinto the state of california. >> we must enforce federal immigration law. >> i support what president trump is doing. >> the wall is a monument to stupidity. >> reporter: anoushah rasta, nbc bay area news. >> right from the stage, the candidates stopped to talk to terry mcsweeney and they were still in full blown debate mode. terry joins us outside the theater. >> reporter: gavin newsom decided he did not want to talk to us after this debate. i don't know why. the other five candidates did talk to us. each one of them saying they could do more for california than anyone else.
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very excited about how they performed in tonight's debate. in fact the only trump supporter onstage tonight is guaranteeing victory in november. >> all we need to do is turn out the trump voters and all of the disaffected democrats who have been left behind by the far-left policies of the california democrat party. travis allen will be your next governor of state of california. >> businessman john cox is proud he's no politician. >> those politicians are all good at talking now but where have they been for the last eight years while this state has been mismanaged. >> delaine eastin says her supporte supporters. >> they're all smart. the question is who's going to move the needle and who moved needle in their previous careers. >> reporter: antonio villaraigosa differentiated himself from gavin newsom. >> i'm focused on growing our economy, but more importantly growing middle class jobs. we have the fifth largest economy in the world with the
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highest effective poverty rate in the united states, and a poverty rate akin to romania. >> state treasurer john chiang took on newsom's record when he was mayor of san francisco. >> do people appreciate the fact that it cost $3,400 a month for a one bedroom unit? do they appreciate the fact that we have 134,000 homeless californians today in the state of california? so, you know, i've been working. i have a track record. >> reporter: now, if you don't like any of the candidates you saw onstage tonight, there are 20 other people running for governor. you can read about those in your voter pamphlets. live in san jose, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> terry, thank you. these are certainly the top six according to the polls. this night wasn't just about the candidates. it was also about the voters. people watching on tv and especially the audience inside of that theater had plenty to say. nbc bay area's sam brock continues our coverage. sam? >> reporter: there was definitely a buzz when voters filed out of the california theater behind me just after 8:00 tonight with a few apparent
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observations. many voters didn't feel like they were getting enough substance when it came to plans on homeless and affordable housing. one candidate popped among women. delaine eastin. >> delaine eastin was not on my radar before this debate, and i was really impressed with her knowledge of especially what moms and families need. >> she hsaid a lot of impactful things. >> i wanted to hear solutions. we got solutions where we've got people complaining that their kids are coming back from college, that they don't have a place for their kids to live close to. >> i would have liked to heard some more about actual policy they want to apply, especially for homelessness and for the housing structure. but they kept it pretty civil overall. >> infidelity is one thing but being honest and coming forward and speaking your own truth and apologizing when something might happen shows a lot of strength. >> reporter: that last comment a reference to things said by the
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two leading candidates in the polls, antonio villaraigosa and gavin newsom. a lot of the people i talked to today said it helped them to narrow down the field, but they still have not decided which candidate they're going to vote for. sam brock, nbc bay area. >> certainly a good vibe and a lot of energy inside that theater. we do have extensive coverage on our website. we've posted all 90 minutes on our front page at coming up in ten minutes from right now, there were two candidates who helped and hurt their cause. we'll check in with our political analyst, chuck todd and larry gersten, see if you agree with their assessments. an east bay school in mourning tonight after the tragic death of a classmate. tonight a show of support for the boy's grieving family as investigators try to piece together what happened. now, that freshman was found at the bottom of the san ramon valley high school swimming pool this afternoon. a staff member tried to resuscitate the boy, but he died at the hospital.
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nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us live in danville. just so sad for everyone and just a month before school lets out too. >> reporter: that's right. this school community is in mourning tonight. family and friends still bringing flowers, even late into the night. this young freshman was loved by his peers. they just want to know what happened. >> it's just scary that it's happening so close and that it can happen to someone that you don't even -- who is so sweet. >> reporter: san ramon valley high school students reacting tonight with flowers, hugs and tears. they are leaning on each other to process the death of their classmate. >> it's devastating that something like this happens to someone so young. >> reporter: the high school freshman was found at the bottom of the pool just before 2:00 this afternoon. police put the school on lockdown to investigate. >> we don't believe that a crime took place today, but anytime
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there's a death, especially one involving a young child, we want to make sure that we turn over every rock, and we get to the bottom of exactly what happened. >> reporter: authorities say they don't have a cause. >> yeah, i just knew it was him at that time. just kind of a shock. weird, some guy you go almost all your life is not going to be there the next day. it's hard to process. >> these boys have known each other since kindergarten, and we really want them to know that we're here for them. >> reporter: we are withholding the name of the student tonight because his family is in the process of informing other family members about what happened here. reporting live in danville, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> very sad for that family and community. thank you, cheryl. new at 11:00, another deadly crash involving a tesla. this time it happened in florida. investigators in ft. lauderdale say two 18-year-old boys were killed after a model s crashed
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and burst into flames. a passenger who was in the back seat was thrown from that car and taken to a hospital. his condition is not known. police believe speed may have played a factor in this crash. now, back in march you might recall, a model x. slammed into a free way median on 101 in mountain view killing the driver. the car, that model x tesla was running on autopilot. the ntsb continues to investigate that crash. moving up in the interview ranks. we told you last week that san francisco's police chief was quietly interviewing to be the top cop in los angeles. tonight we've learned that interview went really well. according to the l.a. times, bill scott is one of three finalists to be considered for police chief. scott even may have an advantage since he worked for the lapd for 27 years before coming to san francisco just 16 months ago. a decision is expected by june. a lot of happy warriors fans tonight. they advance to round three of the playoffs. but getting home from the arena, that's a different story.
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here's why. you can see a water main break right near the arena and the coliseum. this is on 6th and san leandro street. it's a well traveled artery to and from the coliseum. you can see all that traffic there. plenty of traffic right now. it's expected to last through the night. the lava isn't the only concern. ahead the growing threat that forced a new round of mandatory evacuations on hawaii's big island. also that dog we've been telling you about has been found alive. the great lengths one woman went to to track down her beloved dog stolen from a local whole foods. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. fogged in across san francisco. drizzle and 53. we'll let you know how extensive the clouds are for tomorrow morning and more on a windy warm-up this week. that's coming up in eight minutes.
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another round of evacuations on the big island tonight. take a look.
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kilauea erupted two more times today, spewing more of that lava in the already devastated area. it's not just the lava here but dangerous gases continue to spread because of all this. people were sent cell phone alerts this evening prompting a lot of the neighbors to immediately evacuate because of those gases. okay. what happens next and what global impact will it have? some of the questions being considered tonight after president trump bails on the iran nuclear deal. tonight they're concerned about conflict not just with tehran but with u.s. allies that are standing by that deal. nbc bay area's jean elle has more on the move the world is now watching. >> we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. >> reporter: president trump announces he is pulling the united states out of the iran nuclear deal, reinstating u.s. sanctions, hoping to force iran
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back to the bargaining table. >> that leaves the united states isolated. >> reporter: the director of iranian studies at stanford university says the move puts the u.s. at odds with allies like germany, france, and the uk, who still stand by the agreement. countries that are expected to push back against sanctions on companies who do business in iran. >> i suspect this time europe will put a much more serious fight. companies have already begun to say that this is overreach. >> reporter: the president says the deal doesn't do enough to stop iran's nuclear development. international inspectors say iran is upholding its end of the bargain. jean elle, nbc bay area news. all the talk tonight about who's going to be our next governor, but a former governor is also in the headlines. george duke mejian has died. you'll know the impact he made
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in california. he was elected twice in the 1980s, in 82 and 86. iron duke was his nickname. he built his career on fighting crime. tonight at the debate, we held a moment of silence in his honor. george deukmejian was 89 years old. governor brown tweeting he was a popular governor and made friends across the political aisle. we join all californians in expressing condolences to his family and friends. standing by his sentence by silent no more. aaron persky, the judge at the center of the brock turner sentencing case took on his critics today, saying that the recall effort aimed at removing him from the bench threatens the rule of law. >> we ask judges to follow the rule of law and not the rule of public opinion. >> persky says he and his family have been the victims of angry rhetoric since he sentenced stanford swimmer brock turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman on the
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stanford campus, a sentence that recall supporters insist was too lenient. pers what do you think about the debate? what we saw on tv tonight wasn't necessarily what was discussed behind the scenes. plenty of posturing here. we mentioned earlier all the candidates stayed for the traditional spin room session after the debate except for gavin newsom. mr. newsom, who leads all the polls, has the most to lose in theory. our political analysts larry gersten and chuck todd also echoing what many other people thought tonight. two candidates stood out at this debate for different reasons. candidate number one, you're looking at him, former l.a. mayor antonio villaraigosa. big name, big money campaign, but flat. >> did you accomplish what you needed to do to be one of the top two to move in the november election? >> i think so. i think we did. i feel very good about our performance today. as i said, i thought everybody did well.
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we feel very good about the fact that we're going to be one of the two candidates in the runoff. >> the small surprise is that antonio pulled his punches, that he didn't make a big run at gavin, and he didn't make a big run at anybody else. >> so who else stood out? well, the spark plug of this night, democrat delaine eastin, and really until tonight she was relatively unknown. but the statewide audience saw the energy and straight talk, including her response when i asked if character matters in this race. >> what's missing is courage, and vision and heart and a sense of self-control that makes certain that you are focused on the issues at hand and not on how much fun you can have. >> the clock is ticking for all of the candidates. many of us are just now receiving those absentee ballots in the mail this week. election day is june 5th. the top two candidates, as you know, advance to the nevada general election. there are plenty of thoughts and comments about this night and this debate. join the conversation. we have a post-debate poll. we've tweeted a link.
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you can also find that poll on our website at >> enjoyable evening for you, yourself, to be in the mix. >> it was an honor to be there, but for all of us to see everyone on that stage to help us determine who we're going to vote for. >> delaine eastin very well known in education circles. >> she used to come into the studio. people around the bay area do know a little more than statewide with her. let's talk about going outside. >> tomorrow we're going to see some changes as we head into the morning commute with some cloud cover on the increase, and also fog as we take you into our microclimate forecast. right now the latest change is a cold front that's moving in off to the north. i still don't see any major rainfall coming from this. overrule temperatu overall temperatures dropping a few degrees cooler. the biggest impact for that morning commute, we can show you how widespread the clouds are right now from the northern coastline all the way down through santa cruz. also contra costa, alameda
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counties and into san jose. with it looks like this right now, tomorrow morning's commute is going to start off overcast. even though patchy clouding pushing down to the south bay and 56. right back to the tri-valley, 55 degrees. if you're commuting into san francisco tomorrow, definitely will have some drizzle. so if you're over the bridges, golden gate, bay bridge, even down at the san ma fteo bridge, some drizzle and wet roads where you need those windshield wipers a bit. gray by the afternoon. sunshine returns but i'm cooling temperatures off 3 to 7 degrees. don't worry. still pretty much perfect weather down here across the south bay. look at this. 73 in los gatos. 72 in san jose. 74 in morgan hill. usually this time of year we have hit 90 degrees on average. we are nowhere close to that. east bay dropping out of the 80s down to 75 in concord. back by the bay, oakland and hayward in the 60s. you'll get a mix of sun and
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clouds across the peninsula. 72 in palo alto and 67 in san mateo. san francisco, remember to take your jacket if you're heading here for any kind of business meeting tomorrow. temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. when that wind kicks up out of the west at 21 miles per hour, that will certainly make it feel chilly. right up through marin, napa and sonoma counties, wide varying temperatures from 67 in mill valley to 73 in santa rosa, and a cold 57 right there at point reyes. more changes coming our way this week. hold on. you can see in san francisco, once we hit friday and saturday, some milder 70s coming in. but what i want you to focus in on is gustier winds pushing back into the forecast friday night into saturday morning. 20 to 40 miles per hour. they're not as windy on sunday for mother's day. temperatures drop to 64 and we're dry in san francisco over the next seven days. for cities away from the coastline, also focus in on the temperatures from that average of 73 tomorrow up to 83 on friday. 85 on saturday.
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also some very gusty winds. then we're back down to some 70s for the start of next week. i do want to focus back in on that wind friday and saturday. right now it looks like the gustiest could be from san francisco into napa and santa rosa. this will lower humidity. keep our fire danger higher than normal. so we'll be monitoring that closely. >> thank you, jeff. up next here at 11:00, you ready for this one? have you heard about flying taxis? that's right. uber's next big thing unveiled today, and it involves nasa. and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys. we have an all-teacher audience to celebrate teacher prechation day. plus we have trevor noah, gabrielle union. stay tuned. it's good. happening now on twitter, a bomb threat aimed at san jose school buses being called unsubstantiated by police. an employee at oak grove school district found the threat in an e-mail. officers say it was non-specific
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but they take all threats seriously and they are monitoring that situation. we're back with more news in a moment. or do you need to hear m? tomorrow on )today in the bay - recap and reaction to nbc bay area )s debate - seen across california. plus: analysis of where the race for governor - stands now. see you in the morning! 4:30 to 7 a-m. good morning, it )s 7:26...
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if is good news. silo has been found. a follow up on that pug stolen from outside a whole foods market in san francisco last month. the dog's owner says she went to homeless encampments handing out flyers trying to find filo. thanks to the community and social media, she tracked him down in oakland. the 12-year-old pug, which is deaf and blind in one eye, had been resold twice. as you might imagine, filo is happy to be home. seven months after those devastating fires in the north bay, pg&e says it's putting in
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place a plan to keep people safe when the next disaster strikes. this room in san francisco is expected to be a nerve center for responding to wildfires anywhere within pg&e's service area. a key decision, when to preemptively turn off power to a community in order to prevent those wind-blown fires from sparking. pg&e is looking into power lines that may have sparked some of the fires in the north bay. at this point we can believe just about anything. how about this? uber is trying to get flying taxis off the ground. uber is teaming up with nasa to develop a new ride hailing service thousands of feet in the air. uber air is what it's called. it will fit four passengers, so me, you, jeff, and colin resch. >> don't count me in. >> plus a pilot. it will be similar in size to a helicopter but quieter and more energy efficient. eventually no pilots. it will be automated. uber says they hope to start testing in l.a. in a couple of
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years. >> no? >> are you in? >> no. up next, we'll go to oakland, check in with the warriors and it's going to get really tough next. colin resch joins us. there's only one word for the all new together forever-a pixar night time spectacular. ooohhhh. ahhhhhh.
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okay, maybe two. celebrate friendship and beyond at pixar fest. staring april 13th at disneyland resort.
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because antonio villaraigosa millions got it he defended women's healthcare, banned military-style assault weapons, banned workplace discrimination, and more. antonio for governor. okay. this is how you celebrate moving
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on. lots of fireworks outside the oracle arena tonight. the team wrapped up its series against the pelicans. now it is on to round three. boom! >> we never went to one of those games. it's going to get really hard now. the houston rockets in round three. this is the tough ticket. so what's the buzz in the victorious warriors locker room tonight? colin resch joins us court side. colin? >> reporter: new orleans had no intention of heading into the offseason without putting up a fight. they threw the kitchen sink at the warriors tonight. the only problem, the warriors shrugged it off. tension early. k.d. was fuming. klay thompson was feeling it. he'd finish with 23. third quarter, all warriors. a 25-4 run to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 24-point cushion. durant off the steal to staff. back to k.d. for the flush. 24 for him. then it's curry in transition from 30 feet. three of his 28.
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the warriors hold on. >> we let the dog off the leash, what happens. we're going to need him to continue to be aggressive, and we'll live with anything after that. >> warriors take the series 4-1. now it's on to the western conference finals against the rockets. game one set for next monday night in houston. out oracle arena, colin resch, nbc bay area. >> thank you, colin. just a few yards away from the arena, the coliseum. a powerful moment tonight at the a's game, stephen piscotty getting a standing ovation from the home crowd. you might recall piscotty's mother, gretchen, died on sunday. they grew up in pleasanton. as for the game, houston's george springer with another big night. astros beat the athletics tonight 4-2. as for the giants, they're in philadelphia. they lost to the phillies 4-1. back in a moment. he's been called a rockstar lawyer. he tops the charts on progressive causes...
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winning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold.
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we can now use a blood sample toh care, target lung cancer more precisely. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for asthma. and if we can stop seizures in epilepsy patients with a small pacemaker for the brain, imagine what we can do for multiple sclerosis, even migraines. if we can use patients' genes to predict heart disease in their families, imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all. imagine what we can do for you.
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can you please get me a hair appointment? google upping the ante with its home assistance. it's an update to the digital assist. it was introduced at the
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conference at shoreline. duplex can schedule restaurant reservations, schedule appointments for you all based on your schedule and you never have to pick up the phone. google says that duplex is not listening in on you. it's only activated when you say "hey, google." can you ask jeff ranieri is going to be like for mother's day? hey google. >> thank you for joining us. have a great day tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from stu tonight, join jimmy and his


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