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a rash of suspected arson. someone is setting cars on fire in antioch. and it nearly cost two people their lives. jodi hernandez is leitch wiive damage. >> reporter: this is one of them. somebody set this truck on fire over the weekend, totally gutting it. and it's not the only one. >> when you can't go to bed and go to sleep without worrying, is somebody going to burn your property up, your house or whatever, that's not right. >> reporter: that's how linda hudson's feeling after a rash of car fires in her neighborhood. she woke up early this morning to find her own car on fire right in front of her antioch home. the fire burned a tire before she was able to put it out with a garden hose. >> right in front of the back tire there was an aerosol can
rapped in rags. >> reporter: jtneighbor's picku suffered the same fate. maria pachen coe says her husband's pickup was engulfed. for ward, it was nearly deadly. somebody set her car ablaze in her driveway two weeks ago. it quickly spread to her apartment, trapping ward and her 8-year-old grand daughter inside. >> my granddaughter and i literal l literally had to run through fire barefoot to escape. it was so terrifying. >> reporter: contra costa fire investigators are trying to determine if the cases are linked. they're asking for the public's help. >> i don't know who is running around here setting cars on fire, but the police need to find them immediately. it's dangerous. >> reporter: and we are back
investigators are actively working with antioch police, trying to figure out who is behind all of this. they set up a special tip line, you can find that on our website, nbcbayarea.com. if you have any information you're urged to call in right away. reporting live in antioch, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. we're tracking breaking news in shasta county where a stretch of interstate 5 is shut down again due to the delta fire. the chp says i-5 is closed just outside of redding. last week flames shut down the same roadway for five days. so far, the delta fire has burned more than 58,000 acres and is 17% contained. >>. it is a no-go. they are out of time to evacuate. hurricane florence set to make
landfall in just a matter of hours. this is surf city, north carolina. it shows the rain sideways. flags whipping wildly in the wind. that is strong rain. more than 80,000 people are already without power along the north carolina coast as the atlantic ocean crashes up against docks, and the first rain starts falling. florence has been downgraded to a category two storm, but it's still expected to pack a potentially deadly punch. over ten feet of rain expected, and it is believed the storm will stall over the carolinas and virginia, dumping tons of water. coming up we'll have a live report from wilmington, north carolina with a look at those still trying to get out and the people who said they are going to wait out the storm and stay behind. the california international guard is getting set to fly into the storm to help in the hurricane recovery effort. the 129th rescue wing set moffen
an hour. they are headi as rescue. now let's show you where florence is right now on our satellite radar. you can see it's churning. it is big. meteorologist rob mayeda is tracking her path. we'll have the latest on the hurricane's projection and projected landfall. a showdown over safety at the sinking and tilting millennium tower appears to be ending quietly tonight without a yellow tag warning. our investigative unit was the first to report that cracked window at the high rise last week. we're told tonight that the city's softer tone comes despite more cracking being found no ine troubled high rise. >> reporter: in a letter toum o
expressed grave safety concerns over the cracked window. he threatened the city would yellow tag the 58-story building as a potential hazard if all units were not inspected and barriers put in place by friday to protect pedestrians from any falling glass. >> we feel this precaution is justified in order to protect the public. >> reporter: but on thursday, tom called the building owner's plan to put up more scaffolding around the side a good step to avoid a yellow tag. >> we don't want any incidents where we didn't take the proper action to secure that sidewalk from falling debris if it should happen. >> reporter: a lawyer for the millennium homeowners association seemed relieved there will be no yellow tag. >> we are hopeful the city will not take that drastic measure. >> reporter: tom miller hopes the city will sign off on the plan. the plan comes after an observation drone crashed
saturday. >> i understand that the city's prima primary charge is safety. >> reporter: meanwhile, we've learned more cracks are showing up in the building beyond the win dome. nbc bay area obtained these photos. they show cracks are opening up in the ceiling and between the baseboards of unit 36 b. there are more concerns windows may be coming apart from the building. that's something tom hopes millennium will take seriously. dobson worries that they are outpacing the talks on thousand foc -- fix it.
>> right now at 6:00, aive webs posted a leaked video that it says proves google has a clear liberal bias. it shows an all-hands meeting right after donald trump was elected president. we are joined live from google's campus in mountain view. anoushah? >> reporter: breitbart is the website that released that leaked video and says it is evidence that google is biassed against conservatives, which is the exact claim president trump made last month. >> i think google and facebook and twitter, i think they treat conservative th conservatives and republicans very unfairly. >> reporter: that was president trump last month accusing googleac twitter of manipulating search results so users can only see negative information about him. the administration then
suggested that google be investigated for though. now right wing news outlet brig breitbart has published a video that seems to be adding fuel to that fire. >> myself, as an immigrant and refugee, i certainly find this election deep lly offensive. >> reporter: breitbart says this is a leaked video from someone anonymous showing google executives at a private meeting with employees, expressing dismay and at times tearfully because donald trump won the election. it encouraged workers to be understanding and tolerant. >> it was a fair and democratic process. we honor that. >> reporter: but breitbart accuses the executives of being biassed and trying to thwart the trump agenda. google has responded to the allegation by saying in pooart
that nothing was said at that meeting or any meeting to suggest that political bias influences the way we build or operate our products. a political science professor says people are going to interpret this video based on what think already think about trump and the media. >> i don't think it's going to persuade any new people. i think it's going to reenforce attitudes that are already existing within the electorate. >> reporter: anousha rasta, nbc bay area news. a decision not to evict those living in the city's most high-profile homeless camp, at least not yet. robert handa joins us from that encampment called hope village which was supposed to be cleared out today. >> reporter: that's right. hope village was started by advocates who were tired of waiting for the city and county to do something. but now its future being so up in the air shows there is no justilla
got a reprieve today. the makeshift tent city sits on property on the by the city. but at the last moment, homeless advocates say they were told there would be no eviction. >> needless to say, there was a great relief. monday was not a good day as we worried about that. >> reporter: the chp sigays the didn't want to force people out until they have a place to go. today a key council committee supported hope village and took the first step in developing so-called safe lots. places where those living in vehicles can stay safely and legally. >> it's the same thing that these safe parking lots that are currently operating, same thing they could face. if somebody demands that they be shut down because they're operating without a permit, that's what would have to happen. >> there are thousands of people in the county of santa clara living in their vehicles.
and just really wanting find ha. ed today's bit ci illage actions by the city, but. >> not doing things because the neighbors are complaining has blocked a lot of projects from moving forward. >> reporter: again, rocha and others are hoping for assistance. it will be taken up at the october 23rd meeting. until then, the chp says it's a day to day situation here. organizers say they're used to it. robert handa, nbc bay area news. up next, arnold schwarzenegger, harrison ford and michael bloomberg. it continues tonight for a global cause. privacy problems for b.a.r.t. and the mistake the agency made that may put some un>mend we're looking at p
contradicts b.a.r.t.'s own policy. melissa colorado is live at the b.a.r.t. station, what does b.a.r.t. have to say? >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says the license plate reader was taken down from the parking lot after police realized it was accidently turned on. that device is sitting in storage somewhere, but that has not quelled the concerns from privacy and immigration advocates. >> i don't think how many times i park at macarthur b.a.r.t. is any business of homeland security, and i'm a citizen. >> reporter: tracy uses b.a.r.t. nearly every day. she's 100% certain b.a.r.t. police snapped a picture of her license plate and stored that information in a database last year. >> i'm absolutely positiv i did macarthur b.a.r.t. at that time. >> reporter: they had set up a license plate reader at the b.a.r.t. parking lot with the intention of stopping car
thieves. but b.a.r.t. board police stopped them from using it. rojas admits someone activated the technology by accident. >> they entered the parking lot and were shared and subsequently deleted from the system. >> reporter: that information was shared with the northern california regional intelligence center which can also share information with i.c.e. the director says i.c.e. could have only accessed that information if they were looking for a person wanted for violent crime. >> there are a lot of things we have to explain to our constituents as directors. >> reporter: and i.c.e. released a statement to us saying they do not quantify the method of intelligence they use to make each arrest. they did stress that the information was not shared directly with i.c.e.
melissa colorado. across the bay, high profile politicians and actors in san francisco for the first full day of the summit. and it prompt add lot of drama, which prompted sfpd to shut down a lot of streets. sam? >> reporter: as you mentioned, for hours, there were hundreds of protesters out here, claiming that california is not doing enough when it comes to climate change, and, as you know, governor brown just signed a whole bunch of legislation doing just that, reducing our carbon footprint. but the ceo of sales force put it best. we are at a make or break point for climate change. from hollywood backers on the big screen to mayors in the middle of the climate change fight, californians don't lack confidence in corralling a future crisis. >> we make the ditcfference.
we've been doing an incredible job. >> reporter: in a captivating moment, actor harrison ford took. stage and captured the sentiment of an entire conference. >> stop giving power to people who don't believe in science or worse than that, pretend they don't believe in science for their own self-interest. >> reporter: as in all things san francisco, this seminal event wasn't without disruption. protesters shut down sections of howard street, bashing recent city and state plans to cut out carbon as too late. >> we don't have that kind of time. we had ten years ten years ago. >> reporter: even former new york mayor michael bloomberg wasn't spared, though his response was a crowd pleaser. >> only in america could you have environmentalists protesting an environmentalist
conference. >> reporter: but the conference who hosted bloomberg a year ago -- >> you can recognize we need to do a lot to address climate change not only for the future of our city but other cities across the globe. >> reporter: in san francisco, sam brock, nbc bay area news. a milestone for a project that could be an environmental game changer. ocean system 001 is set to begin its critical ocean test tonight. it launched on saturday. and if all goes as planned, the groundbreaking technology could be the key to breaking up the patch of plastic in the pacific. the plastic is huge, twice the size of texas. the entire process is expected to take about five years. it is massive. >> that's a big deal. rob mayeda is here to talk about our weekend forecast, which is here. we're here.
>> the weather is going to follow us into the weekend. it's good news for air quality and pretty good visibility. emeryville looking back to san francisco. highs today in the upper 60s. 66 degrees. into san francisco, 62 degrees. in san jose, a few mid-level clouds off to the east. 68 currently after a high of 76. you can see on the satellite view, a lot of clouds showing up, these are high-level clouds. maybe nice sunset views. we're seeing high clouds moving on by. look how quickly our temperatures kwoo temperatures cool. tomorrow, upper 40s to mid-50s for lows. feeling a bit more like fall. and to finish, same as we saw today, 60s around san francisco and close to 70 in oakland. and the trend for the weekend is
a little cooler on saturday. look at that. breezy conditions, san francisco. and valley temperatures in the mid to upper 70s may be in the low 70s on saturday before rebounding as we head towards wednesday and thursday. and the long-range forecast starting to get more interesting. no sign of any high and starting this weekend, beginning to see weather systems drop further south. coming up in the next half hour, we'll take a look at how much rain we expect over the next seven days. a look at that at 6:45. >> ooh, rain, like that hear that. up next, a fire on the runway, but no need to panic. the training for firefighters that may prove vital during an actual disaster.
department wanted. >> you want to make sure they are showing up to protect you and rescue you are trained. we do this training on a regular basis. >> this is the first time a live burn has been held at the oakland airport. cal trans is now hiring. they're looking to fillmo more than 1,000 jobs. they're looking for positions for maintenance. >> we need engineers, planners, surveyors. that's specifically, currently, but generally, we have openings throughout our agency. >> two more hiring events will take place in san jose in this month. we're getting a closer look at a plan for a big edition for the lake merritt neighborhood. the developer says the new space will include restaurants, shops and affordable housing.
it would be built right above the lake merritt b.a.r.t. station. today the b.a.r.t. board took a big step by having the east asian development corporation to partner on the project. the goal is to connect to chinatown. not just flooding but landslides threatening the coast. disputing the death toll. president trump stirs things up by claiming the number of deaths from the hurricane in puerto rico was politically motivated.
from landfall. the outer bands of the storm are already causing flooding, in right now at 6:30, hurricane florence just hours away from landfall. the outer bands are already causing flooding. the storm has disrupted millions of life. and the goal here is better safe than sorry. >> wendy woolfolk is in north carolina. bring us up to date. >> reporter: this is the strongest band of rain and wind we have experienced so far. at least 60,000 people without power. and that is only going to increase when florence makes landfall. florence making her presence known. >> your time to get out of those areas of storm surge undags is coming to a close.
forecasters are basically indicating feet of rain, not inches. >> reporter: millions heeding the dire warning to outrun her ferocious arms, carrying powerful winds and potentially catastrophic rains. >> we're not going to be able to come out and get you if you have an emergency while the storm is under way. >> reporter: while others make the most of every moment to prepare. >> there's nothing we can do here when winds get above three digits. the only thing you can do inside your house is die. >> reporter: with hurricane florence at the doorstep, officials sounding the final alarm. >> if you have not left these rack situati evacuation zones, you should leave now. ll shes and the exact timing of longer she stays will mean greater impacts right here. live in wilmington, north
carolina, wendy woolfolk, back to you. >> so you saw what it looked like in wilmington. this is what it looks like in surf city, north carolina. about 30 miles to the north. rob mayeda tracking the hurricane for us. you can see the ditfference. >> outer bands rapping around the storm. maybe the8 hours, only moving 2 miles. that's problem. at moving into eastern south carolina. so what seemed to be before unbelievable rainfall totals become possible as high rainfall rates fall over the same area for 24-48 hours. in purple, 30-40 inches of rain. prolonged storm surge through
several high tide cycles could enhance the flooding there, too. we're looking at 48 hours of intense rain, gusty winds, prolonged storm surge. now to politics of hurricanes. president trump unleashing a storm of criticism for those blasting his response to hurricane maria last year. >> the president said the estimate of 3,000 people killed in puerto rico is just plain wrong. janelle wang joins us with this sensitive issue. >> the president said when he visited last october there were 18 reported deaths. but an independent report is counting the thousands who died in the months after the storm hit from the lack of power or clean water. with florence looming in sight, president trump is looking back, arguing 3,000 people did not die during hurricane maria in
appreciatiopuerto rico. >> i would kick him on the ankle and say, look, focus on the future damn storm. stop looking in the rear view mirror. >> puerto rico's governor who praised the president's efforts says his people's pain should not be questioned. the 3,000 death toll number comes from an independent report from george washington university which tallied the deaths in the five months after maria first hit. the death toll was 64, but they changed it saying thousands died in the sweltering aftermath. fema's director says that's a notable distinction. >> there's a big discrepancy from how people die, from the wind and water or building collapse versus the long-term, secondary or indirect deaths. >> reporter: new criticism after
a report revealed he's under investigation for spending money on private trips. >> doing something unethical is not part of my dna or my track record in my entire career. >> reporter: promising to cooperate with the inspector jem -- general as they remain focussed on hurricane florence. we want to update you on what's happening near boston. a gas line explosion has burned nearly 20 homes and triggered mass evacuations. this is about 30 miles north of boston. at least 18 separate fires are burning. it's destroyed. at last check, four people have been taken to local hospitals. evacuations have been ordered in three different towns. all three towns are fed by the same faulty gas line.
a man accused of poisoning a former russian spy and his daughter are telling their story they say they were tourists visitingndhen that attack happened. british investigators say they have evidence that prove the they are the killers. they found traces of the nerve agent in the suspects' hotel room. >> it was almost certainly approved at the senior levels of the russian state. >> the pair's tv appearance comes after they say they knew who they were and there was nothing criminal. today dianne feinstein furned ovfur turned over alary about brett kavanaugh. she's not saying who wrote that letter, only that the person wanted to maintain confidentiality. it includes accusations of sexual misconduct stretching all
the way back to kavanaugh's high school days. he attended a jesuit prep school in maryland. the confirmation vote is scheduled for next week. a court ruling has cleared the way for disciplinary action. it stems back from 2012 when fbi agents discovered hundreds of inappropriate messages from san francisco police officers. back in may, the court ruled the officers could appeal sanctions against them. but a state supreme court justice just decided the city did have the right to discipline those officers. up next, the fight over a statue in the city. why san francisco just reversed course and ordered that statue gone. "demeaning", will be removd
for it to be removed. it depicts a pioneer and missionary standing over a native-american, clearly subduing him. the city voted to remove it and it will be placed in storage. police say a man approached a young girl and tried to kiss her. mountain view police say he approached a 11-year-old girl and her friend on the way home from school. it happened near stephenson park. if you recognize this man, you're urged to call mountain you have pd. broke in and stoleey found prop simple. don't fly your drone over emergency scenes. that's the message from south
bay first responders today. officials want everyone to know it's not okay to fly your drones over wildfires, house fires or any type of emergency. they create serious problems for first responders. anyone violating the no-drone zone could face hefty fines and other penalties. >> if you fly, we can't. the pilots can't see the drones. but the drones can have catastrophic impact to those aircraft. >> and there are a lot of drones across the bay area. more than 4500 drones have been registered in santa clara county alone since 2016. let's bring in rob mayeda. we are so close to the weekend. >> yes, we are. and the weather is shaping nice. you have clear skies from emeryville, temperatures in the 60s. and speaking of the weekend forecast, you may be surprised by the temperatures coming our way. a look at that coming up. and also, time to cut out
getting the job done safely so we can keep the lights on for everybody. because i live here i have a deeper connection to the community. and i want to see the community grow and thrive. every year we work with cities and schools to plant trees in our communities. the environment is there for my kids and future generations. together, we're building a better california.
of a tease from elon okay. are you the one? are you going to the moon? a big announcement this evening and a bit of a tease from elon musk and spacex. less than an hour ago, spacex announced it has signed the first private passenger to fly around the moon on a spacex rocket. only 24 people have ever been to the moon and none since 1972. so who's the passenger? spacex says we'll all find out on monday. >> not me. a new study is shiening ligt on the personal lives of tech workers. 58% of tech workers believe starting a family is out of reach. apple has the highest number of employees who say they have delayed starting a family, followed closely by cisco.
the richest han in the womad is donating a few billion. jeff betz oes' plan is to give $2 billion to the new fund. some of the money will go to helping house homeless families and non-profit preschools in low-income communities. are we ready to buy what apple is selling? yesterday the tech giant rolled out new iphones. it appears not everyone is eager to upgrade. a poll by usa today shows only 13% of customers say they're going to buy some of the new models in the next three months. and only 22% plan to do so within the next year. many told pollsters, the price of the new iphones are simply too high. south bay parents are
getting homework. they're asked to cut the sugar when kids get home from school. a blend of cucumber mint water was the highlight. they are trying to get more families to trade out soft drinks for yummy water. >> sugary drinks are not healthy for their families, for their kids. this is our way of combating the narrative from the beverage industry. >> they are a major source of prevent willi preventible disease. a third of middle school ud obese. don't be a dummy, unless you're ready to pay up. the chp caught a man driving in the carpool lane -- >> i've seen that before. >> with a mannequin. where did he get the mannequin? >> he needs better clothing. >> he's got a hoodie on the dummy. the live got caught.
now he and his dummy, one of them, will have to come up with the $400 to pay the ticket. >> el ahahe'll have to sell the eye. >> where? >> there's market for dummies. >> really? for this time of year we could see 80s and 90s, instead, we're looking at temperatures dropping to the 60s, even low 70s. you probably noticed not place got close to 80 degrees. concord, santa rosa, that was about it. 76 in san jose. and from san francisco to inland areas, about five to ten degrees below average and the trend looks like it's not going anywhere. right now 62 degrees. cloud free. gusty. emeryville, 66 degrees after a high of 68. and into dublin, you know, you could see 90s this time of year.
how about 69 degrees in the tri valley? you need jacket no matter where you are. temperatures will be cooling quickly and into the 60s in san jose. the wind has helped clear out our skies. that's great news for air quality. good news for outdoor plans this weekend. we're still expecting good air quality from north to south. winds at times, especially around the coast and bay, locally gusty from 15-25 miles per hour. high clouds, more of that in the east bay. high clouds not bringing us any showers, but the combination of a few high clouds retreating back to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon and some of our wind-sheltered, cloud-free vallese f valleys could see 40s. mid- mid-50s around san jose. and high temperatures tomorrow
running from the mid-70s around san jose, 80s south around san martin to gilroy and concord. temperatures we saw today, mid-70s to upper 70s. as you head to pittsburg. and san francisco, again, looking at mid-6 0s. for the north bay, highs mostly in the 70s. the pattern moving forward shows no signs of high pressure. pretty interesting this weekend. this weather system brings rain not too far away. i'll have a closer look at that coming up. that will be followed by another system or two as you get into tuesday or wednesday. even though you don't have big rain chances around california, that is going to keep high pressure at bay and reenforce this mild pattern we've been seeing the last couple days. about that weekend storm, it looks pretty interesting.
as you zoom into northern california, notice what happened on saturday. you see that? these few light sprinkles out there. not a lot to look at, but the main effect is cooling around the bay area. there's a chance, mendocino county, shasta county, if you have weekend plans, may involve a few showers on saturday. something to look forward to if you're heading to the sierra this weekend. for the seven-day forecast, cooling, breezy at times as you get into saturday. temperatures slowly rebound. as we head to next week. and typically, we see temperatures now in the 80s and 90s in september. no real sign of any heat. next thursday, low 80s. >> good air quality. cool temperatures sticking around. >> are you good? >> i'm good. sounds good. >> thanks, rob. a big deal. the sharks pull off a blockbuster trade today we have the details coming up next. distance relationship.
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karlsson is a five-time all-star and in the prime of his career, only 28 years old. he will team up with marc-edouards to create one of the elite blue lines in the game. we are ready for hockey season. it's a staple,car b series y from the north bay. >> it's a bittersweet good-bye that comes with one last hurrah. colin resch has the story from sonoma. >> no, i don't think they not any one's caricature quite right. >> reporter: from stenciled facial depictions to cracking crabs, it was a full but bittersweet wednesday for the three main competitors at snonoa
raceway. >> i've been on many school trips, but sonoma's been such a great season finale for us for so many years. we'll try to put on a great show one last time. >> reporter: after a 14 year run in wine country, indy car will head south to blitz but the since indy car returned in fift raceway itself. championship on sunday. >> i think it's a very important part of the world of racing. we know the sponsors love t the wives and girlfriends love it for taking in a little wine. that always helps. >> reporter: sonoma raceway general manager steve page says the series could return in the future, but for now it's not financially viable. >> we are a business. we are not able to come to terms with any way that it was
sustainable for us economically. so we'll celebrate this weekend and have great indy car memories going forward. >> reporter: i'm told won't be hard to fill. they have a waiting list. tonight at 11:00, bracing for a long andca we continue to track hurricane florence as the monster storm begins to bear down on the carolina coast. you can see the hard rain already. this is what it looks like in surf city, north carolina. extremely strong winds and rain. now florence has not made landfall yet. but we'll have the latest pictures and video tonight at 11:00. and rob, what are we thinking about timeline? >> the storm is barely moving right now. if you look at the latest there we have on it, 100-mile-per-hour winds with florence right now expected to cross the coast mid
afternoon tomorrow. that is a big problem. it could yield more than 30 inchfn toward atlanta, it looks like they're getting a lot of rain. >> region-wide problem with inland widespread flooding. >> for us here, much better situation. >> tomorrow's forecast, you see 60s and 70s. more of that for the weekend as 6:00. >> we'll see you at 11:00, bye-bye.
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