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as my youngest gets older, we'll tell her the nascar nana story about when she was born and just never let her memory die. the ne. good evening and thank you for joining us. i )m terry mcsween the news at 11:00 starts right now. good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm vicky nguyen. the election is translating into record early voter turnout. all the interest has political heavyweights on the campaign trail in a last-minute attempt to reach voters. >> nbc bay area's marianne favro begins our coverage live in san jose at an early voting center. marianne? >> reporter: well, in santa clara county, nearly 200,000 people have already voted early, and many did come here to this early voting center at the came bring cambrian branch.
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today gavin newsom urged people in los angeles to get to the polls. circumstances because at t . >> because at the end of the day, there is nothing more empowering than voting. there is nothing more that, i don't know, fundamentally equalize. >> in sacramento, his opponent, republican john cox talked about change. >> we are going to make this state affordable and livable again. we're going to start by repealing that gas tax. >> reporter: there is a lot at stake for the country and the state. at this rally in sacramento, tensions between the two parties escalated. >> usa, usa! >> say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here! >> reporter: this election there are many ways to vote. in alameda county, many people didn't even have to get out of their cars to cast a ballot. many say they appreciate the convenience of drive-through ballot boxes. >> the early vote is really, really important for those that
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work. and i do think that the voting day of voting should be easily gotten off of work, and even a holiday, absolutely, because our rights are under attack. >> reporter: about a fourth of all registered voters in santa clara county have already voted, with nearly 200,000 people casting their ballots early. no signs of voter apathy this year. in fact, there are nearly two million more californians registered to vote this election than back in 2014. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> all right, marianne, thank you very much. and as she mentioned, there is so much interest in this election, an election that could seriously impact the president's agenda one way or the other. in fact, nearly 35 million early votes have been counted so far. that is a record number for early voting. compare that to 2014, 28 million
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people voted early. last time we had a midterm. some political experts are saying overall voter turnout could reach 50%, which would beat the record midterm turnout you. have to go back to 1966 for that. that year the turnout was 49%. >> well, it's shaping up to look like a big turnout. thanks, terry. the big story nationally, can republicans keep control of the house? democrats need to flip 23 seats to gain control. both parties brought some star power to the campaign trail today. president trump and former president barack obama continued to crisscross the country, trying to fire up supporters. mr. trump was in georgia and tennessee for rallies, while obama was in indiana. that's state he carried in 2008, but the president won in 2016. >> if you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it's very simple. when you vote, you can be a check on bad behavior. when you vote, you can choose hope over fear.
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>> a new nbc news-wall street journal poll 50% control a democratic controlled congress while 43% favor a republican controlled majority. that's lightly down from the president's nine-point advantage in october. now if you have any problems whatsoever at the polls weshs want to hear about it. nbc bay area is teaming up with pro public ka. you can call the number on the screen, or go to 2018 our election night coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. tuesday. we'll be bringing you results and analysis all night long. and coming up in just eight minutes, a look at how some people are voting right from their smart phones. now to what could be an issue for some south bay commuters. fire crews are spending a second night battling the flames of
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forest road closures in the santa cruz mountains. the rincon fire sparked around 10:00 last night. firefighters say so far flames have burned 17 acres. it is burning just off highway 9 and rincon crossing north of santa cruz. flames forced a two-mile stretch of highway 9 to shut down in both directions. highway 9 a commute alternative for people heading to and from the bay area through the santa cruz mountains. cal fire says the steep terrain is making this a very tough firefight. smoke is drifting north affecting the air quality nearb. >> it was so bad, my eyes started to water, and it kept getting worse. >> that stretch of highway 9 will remain closed overnight. it's unclear when it's going to reopening. a violent chain of events on highway 4 in contra costa county. the chp driver fled the scene and crashed head-on to another
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car 500 feet away. the motorcyclist and everyone inside the second car suffered major injuries. the 33-year-old driver accused of causing both crashes has only minor injuries, but she has been arrested on suspicion of felony dui. the highway was shut down in both directions during the investigation. well, it could be a solution to a troubling problem. a rise in sexual assaults in santa clara county has led to the addition of a second clinic to help victims. it's been in the works for months, but tonight we now have a better idea of how it would work. nbc bay area's sergio quintana joins us live at stanford university with the details on that sergio? >> terry, advocates for sexual assault victims have been pushing to have that second clinic located here at stanford university hospital. and now it looks like that's going to happen. people fighting to support rape victims are applauding the decision to open the sexual assault clinic at stanford hospital. >> there was definitely a need
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for a rape kit exam location on campus. it's a great idea. we're very happy and moving forward. >> reporter: it's been a struggle to get there it. stanford ph.d student and her colleagues have been pushing for this for a year. they say someone who is injured in a sexual assault should not have to go miles away to valley medical center to have a rape kit administered. plans were finally announced last month here at the stanford campus, concerns were raised during a county supervisors meeting, which do not support this pilot program unless it is open to everyone regardless where the assaults occurred. >> reporter: the clinic would have been on stanford's campus and open to the general public, but the first proposal was at a student health center and it sits in the middle of student housing where students could potentially see victims. >> to visit at the stanford er because that would make more sense. it would reduce the stigma because you can go to the hospital for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with being sexually assaulted.
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>> this a letter the stanford president sent to the board of supervisors this week announcing the decision to open the clinic at the hospital. now the hospital will operate that clinic, but the specially trained nurses who are trained to administer the rape kit, they're going to be provided by the county of santa clara. reporting live at stanford university, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. new details tonight about a deadly police shooting in a quiet east bay community. we now know the identity of the man and the deputy involved in the shooting yesterday in danville. investigators say 33-year-old lottim e arboleta. they opened fire when he reportedly started driving towards the deputy. that shooting remains under investigation. an amber alert remains in effect for a san jose brother and sister, allegedly about a conducted by the their mother who does not have custody. they met at emma prush park
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friday there was a child protective services worker supervising the whole thing. the worker took 11-year-old to the bathroom and came out to find the mother gone. the girl disappeared and is believed to be with the mother as well. 33-year-old diana moreira drives a gray 2012 mini cooper. the three could be headed to colorado springs. it appears san francisco is about to get some much needed help for dealing with the city's traffic problems. for the first time in three years, the san francisco police department is expected to add more traffic cops. the san francisco examiner reports the department has started a motorcycle training class with 16 new trainees. that class is required for any officer to join the city's traffic division. fewer traffic cops have affected the department's ability to crack down on dangerous or illegal driving. still to come, running for a special cause. the reason two strangers came together to run through san francisco after getting a second chance at life. and now they'll be bonded
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forever. and more than a sprinkle of support. a donut shop owner dealing with a family emergency finds unbelievable help. what one community is doing every morning to help out. and we're looking at a cooldown to start the week. temperatures in san jose in the mid-70s as we look ahead to the next seven days, will rain chances be any part of that seven-day forecast? we'll look at that when we come right back. i'm dianne feinstein and i approve this message. "look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress,
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and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california values senator dianne feinstein california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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the owners of small boats docked off the shore of sausalito are on notice tonight, find another spot or get towed. the police left warning flyers on dozens of boats bobbing in richardson bay this weekend. any boat left in city waters for 72 hours could be removed by officers. the number of boats in richardson bay has doubled in the past year or so, and apparently so are the reports of thefts and other issues. a spot at the marina runs a thousand dollars or more a month. the caravan of the central american migrants headed for the u.s. border is on the move again. the migrants spent last night in the southern mexican state of veracruz, and before the sun rose they packed up and continued north. the next destination is cordoba. that's 125 miles away. they plan to regroup in mexico city, getting some rest and
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medical care there. u.s. troops are stationed at the border to assist border patrol with security. we're turning now to our decision 2018 coverage. as americans head to the voting booth on tuesday, a small group with cast their ballots with their smartphone. the idea of a voting app has some concerned about security. liz mclaughlin reports. >> reporter: technologies on the ballot at some midterm elections, where a voting app is being put to the test. >> this is no kidding around voting online. >> reporter: this year west virginia is giving some voters the option to cast their absentee ballots from the mobile device, using an app called vote. the pilot program is only available to active military and overseas voters from 24 counties. >> safe and secure. >> reporter: the votes verify identity with an idea and video selfie, protect selections and final ballot is anonymized. >> only time will be able to tell and demonstrate successful use cases and move step by step
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is how you build trust. >> reporter: trust that may be hard to earn with the privacy and security concerns around online voting and the unsettling possibility of a hacked election. >> vote tampering is a huge concern among many people. >> reporter: but the convenience of an app could also have a positive impact on voter turnout. in 2014, only about 36% of eligible voters showed up. and is accessible. now 77% of american adults have a smartphone. >> if i were a betting man, in the future at some point, we're probably all going to be voting from our cups of. >> reporter: tuesday's election could be a step towards that future. liz mclaughlin, nbc news. we now know the identity of a u.s. soldier killed in an insider attack in afghanistan this weekend. 39-year-old brent taylor leaves behind a wife and seven children. the national guard member was also the mayor of north ogden, utah. taylor was serving his fourth deplacement, training commandos in afghanistan when a member of afghan security forces shot him
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yesterday. he was due back home in a few months. in his last facebook post, he proudly reflected on witnessing afghanistan's first parliamentary elections and stressed the importance of voting here in the united states. well, tensions are increasing between the u.s. and turkey as american troops patrol along the turkish border earlier today. last week the turkish military shelled kurdish soldiers across that border with syria. that's an area where u.s.-led forces are based. the u.s. responded by leading joint proms along the border with kurdish forces. turkey considers that partnership to be a threat and an extension of the rebel are effort in turkey. a real big honor to talk about tonight. it's for a bay area national park service ranger. 97-year-old betty reed soskin is the oldest career ranger, and now she is being named one of glamour magazine's 2018 women of the year. soskin is a ranger at the rosie the riveter world war ii memorial in richmond, and that
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is where she shares her personal experiences about race and social change during the world war ii years and beyond. soskin is an oakland native. she now lives right there in richmond. congratulations. >> yeah, it's hard to believe that's already her legacy. she looks fantastic on the cover by the way. >> yep. well, friends for life buzz of a life saved. today two women who previously did not know each other ran a half marathon in san francisco to raise awareness for kidney donations. nbc bay area's christie smith explains how they now have an unbreakable bond. >> reporter: at the finish line, hands up for a sweet victory and a new personal bond. >> i ran wit the woman who was yesterday a stranger and today a part of my family because she gave a kidney to my husband about 13 months ago. >> reporter: this is lisa emmett with her family, including husband neil. today she ran the golden gate half marathon with her brother and kidney donor shannon bowfield.
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>> she donated to help a friend of hers and through what's called a kidney friend, organized by the national kidney reg registry, she kicked off a chain which ultimately saved four people, one of which was her friend she donated for and my husband. to have this incredible bond with somebody you have never even met, but you share something so incredible. >> reporter: the emmetts live in florida where family and then their daughter's teacher tried to help, offering to donate, but they could not find a perfect match until fate would provide one by way of the kidney chain. today recipients wives say they why chose san francisco for the run. >> today the golden gate was nice and clear, but it's often known for being very foggy, and you can't see the end of the bridge. but even if you can't see your destination you, have to keep going and put one foot in front of the other. >> reporter: lisa's husband has responded well to the donation. >> he is doing great. doing great. amazing. >> reporter: lisa and shannon raising awareness, one step at a time. >> it's amazing.
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i mean, we'll be friends forever. >> in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> well, we'll go from one heartwarming story to another. in southern california going to incredible lengths to support a local couple. >> it's a very sweet gesture as customers rally behind the owners of a donut shop, john and celia chan have owned it. customers found out john is running the shop by himself while stella recovers from a brain aneurysm. one customer posted online suggesting people buy all of the donuts in the morning that i wouldway john could leave early, spend more time with his wife. the post went viral. people are flocking to the shop each day. they're enjoying the donuts. he is getting time off to be with his wife. >> it's a win all around. >> many wins. >> more than win-win, because all the people coming in are winners too from their heart and from their taste buds.
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>> that makes me really hungry at 11:18. for donuts by the way. let's turn it over to rob mayeda and have something equally pleasant, weather. >> the weather warm. we saw temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s. today we cooled off a bit. but even with that cooldown, or highs today still above average. well did have temperatures earlier in the low 70s in san jose. closer to 80 in dublin. cooling now with the clear skies, 58 degrees. you see the view of city hall. san francisco lit up in red, white and blue. it's election week under way here. high of 67, very similar temperatures setting up as we go through your monday forecast. no the clear skies, the heat that we gained today quickly goes back up. you have radiational cooling dropping us off into the mid-40s around the north bay valleys. if we had more fog around, that would help to keep the temperatures up overnight. but with the clear skies, chilly mornings ahead, especially towards the middle part of the week. on the flip side, we look at the temperatures for the afternoon.
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santa clara valley 70s to near 80 in some of the warmest spots. down towards the coyote valley, from pleasanton and sunol near 70 degrees. low 70s from oakland to hayward. low 70s around the peninsula. 64 for half hamoon bay. we'll have to watch to see if any more north winds pick up. but for now, generally light winds and a bay breeze coming out of the south that will keep temperatures comfortably in the 70s for tomorrow. here is the futurecast. no low clouds. no high clouds. no rain unfortunately, as high pressure keeps the storm track way off to the north. i know it's been so dry here. we've had some flood warnings across western washington. that's where the rain has been throughout the weekend. way up here to the north, because high pressure essentially like a shield for northern california. you can see how the storms are staying way off to the north. that's good news for election day. you can see tuesday chilly start to the morning.
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numbers in the upper 60s to upper 70s by mid afternoon. from tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, count up the days there in the seven-day forecast. the high, even though it's weakening, still keeping the rain out of the picture. to maybe the 13th or the 14th as we take a closer look at our ten-day rainfall outlook. you can see some of this by the 14th is trying to get a little bit closer to the bay area. it looks like it stops in sonoma county as both of the long-range models keep the trend with the rain a little too far to the north. so the seven-day forecast, you'll notice as we go through the week, does have a bit of a temperature rebound thursday and friday as the temperatures climb we hope we will not see another round of north winds picking up because the rain continues to hold off. fire season still very much with us as we go through the week. any time we get these offshore breezes without rain, we could see more weather watches at times. we'll be watching that closely as we go through the week. >> hopefully your ten-day forecast.
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we do need a little rain. >> have to look a long ways out to see any rain. >> all right, rob, thank you so much. still to come, skating in san francisco. you know what that means. a sure sign of the holidays. and it's about to make its annual appearance. plus nbc bay area responds. fire destroys a home, but insurance will only pay to rebuild half. consumer investigator explains and helps you avoid a double disaster, next.
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recently, more than $20 million has been spent in the race for superintendent of public instruction to attack my friend tony thurmond's record. well, i've worked with tony, and no one is more qualified to lead our state's schools. that's why tony thurmond is the only candidate endorsed by classroom teachers and the california democratic party. because tony will stand up to the donald trump-betsy devos agenda and has always protected our local public schools. join me in voting for tony thurmond. let's put our kids first.
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it's time to lace up those skate, terry. the holiday ice rink. >> you don't want me to lace up my skate. >> now i do, actually. >> thank you so much. come visit me in the hospital. >> no, no no. the holiday ice rink at san
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francisco's union square opens on wednesday. the 11th season will kick off with an icebreaker ceremony, and that rink will be open every day through january 21st. let's show video from years past, obviously. but the weather is always so nice. you can get your tickets online or right there at the rink. nbc bay area and our spanish language partner telemundo 48 are proud partners of the rink. when is the next time you plan to talk to your insurance agent? we're about to give you more than a million reasons to give them a call tomorrow. >> chris chmura introduces us to a north bay family that is fighting a seven-figure insurance battle. >> i miss it so much. >> reporter: it's been 12 months since madonna day's home burned down in the north bay wildfires. >> my whole life, treasures, memories are gone to ash. >> reporter: she and her daughter marie louise are eager to rebuild the farmhouse they called middle earth. but there is no sign of construction. >> i can't replace it.
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they haven't come through. >> reporter: they is statefarm. madonna and marie louise say they were stun and upset to learn they were dramatically underinsured, even though state farm automatically adjusted their coverage each year. >> there is a gap of at least a million dollars in what it would take to rebuild this. >> reporter: this contractor report estimates $3.2 million to rebuild middle earth. madonna and marie louise say their policy will pay a maximum of about $1.5 million. >> they actually gave us less than half right now to rebuild. >> reporter: and that's a familiar chorus in the fire zone. >> the law has to change. >> reporter: amy bach leads united policy holders, a san francisco nonprofit that helps people tackle insurance claims. box's group found 66% of north bay fire victims were underensuunde underinsured. so who is responsible for making sure you have enough coverage? you. even though insurance companies automatically adjust your policy yearly, state farm's website is
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clear. the choice is yours. box says most people just renew with whatever the insurance company computer spits out. she believes those formulas can better reflect building costs. >> if you don't know how to figure that out, then you got to tell your customers that. you can't continue to lull people into a false sense of security that they have enough insurance to put their house back and then have them find out after the fact that that's not true. >> it was a beautiful home. >> reporter: we contacted state farm. it declined to talk specifics of madonna and marie louise's case. instead it sent a statement that it is our intent and obligation to pay what we owe under the terms of the policy. we are always willing to work with our customers to make sure they're receiving the full benefits allowed within their policy. but madonna and marie louise say even getting what state farm owes is a struggle. they tell us they're just ready to accept the seven-figure shortfall and take what the
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policy offers, yet state farm still hasn't paid them in full to rebuild. >> it just doesn't seem fair. you spend years and years paying for your insurance, and then to have to battle for rebuilding, that's cruel. >> well, as for why some homes are already rebuilt while madonna is still waiting to be paid, state farm said, quote, the timeline to process a claim can vary because each customer situation is unique. back to underinsurance, just two steps. one, ask a builder if the amount in your policy is enough to rebuild. and two, tell your insurance agent to adjust it. please send chris and his team your consumer stories, 1-888-996-tips is the number or visit nbc bay area coming up, our election coverage continues. president trump and former president obama make their final pitches, but is the weather working against some voters
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with less than two days to go before the mid-term elections ... turning now to our decision 2018 coverage, with less than two days to go before the midterm elections, the candidates are out in force with republican control of the house and senate, both in jeopardy. president trump and former president obama on the campaign trail, trying to fire up their party's supporters. the latest from kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: a megawatt matchup made by these unpredictable midterms. today two presidents on the trail, 45 -- >> this is like being at a georgia football game. >> reporter: and 44 back in action. >> i've been doing a little campaigning, but i'm a little out of shape. >> reporter: president trump putting some distance between himself and the fate of house republicans as he left the white
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house. >> the difference is i can't campaign for all of those house members, there is so many of them. >> reporter: but claiming hazy been an asset to republican senate races. >> i think i've made a difference of five or six or seven. that's a big difference. >> reporter: the former president in gary, indiana today, a state he carried once in 2008 and where trump won in '16. barack obama trying to keep a senate seat blue by helping incumbent democrat joe donnelly. >> when you vote, you can be a check on bad behavior. when you vote, you can choose hope over fear. >> reporter: democrats, many both confident and concerned. the voters appear to appear motivated for month lets follow through with the polls. >> everybody encourages to get out and vote. >> reporter: president trump making stops in georgia and tennessee today, scrapping to make sure republican-held seats remain red.
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>> if you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it's very simple. >> reporter: women are among the most sought after midterm voters. >> for me, it's security, jobs, economy. >> well, that was kelly o'donnell reporting. we turn now to tensions in sacramento. very high today as protesters clash with people at a conservative rally. more than 150 conservatives from the group turn california red gather at the state capital today. they were there to encourage republicans to get out and vote. the group was met by dozens of people opposed to the trump administration. protesters shouted and accused them of being racist. rally organizers say their goal was to get conservatives to push back against the state's reputation as a blue state. >> i live in the inner city of south sacramento. i've seen the democratic party care about votes and talk to the inner city during election time, and then after that nothing else happens. >> police set up barriers to separate the two groups. officers arrested one person. you don't even have to get
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out of your car to drop off a ballot in alameda county. check it out. drive-through ballot boxes have been open for weeks now, and today a steady trickle of cars coming through the ballot drop spot at the courthouse in oakland. many say early voting is a necessity for them because of work. >> the early vote is really, really important for those that work. and i do think that the voting, day of vote shotgun be easily have gotten off of work and even a holiday, absolutely. because our rights are under attack. >> the drive-through ballot drop stop at the renee davidson courthouse will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 tomorrow on election day is going to be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 at night. >> i like that they hand out the all important i voted stickers. you encourage people. >> those are kind of cool. this election weather could play a role. >> stormy conditions on the east coast could hamper turnout.
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meteorologist rob mayeda is here to explain. rob? >> the threat of thunderstorms does impact a pretty large area on election day tuesday. we're talking from philadelphia to washington, d.c. down through virginia, richmond further south into atlanta, georgia, and the carolinas. this area of yellow you see here during the day on election day could include some stronger thunderstorms along that line right there. so you can see east of the rockies, the weather includes snow showers in minneapolis. the threat of thunderstorms there on the east coast and rain in the pacific northwest, which maybe makes you appreciate the weather we'll be seeing here on election day. bay area temperatures comfortably in the upper 60s to upper 70s. a full look at the rest of the workweek forecast coming up in ten minutes. >> thanks a lot. still to come, court-ordered family bonding that costs tens of thousands of dollars. >> up next, we investigate a bay area program that claims to help children of divorce. proposition 11 solves two issues. first, it continues to pay paramedics while we're on break.
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second, it ensures the closest ambulance can respond if you call 9-1-1. vote yes on 11. proposition 11 "a common sense solution" to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11.
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help children re-connect w/ an tonight we have a rare look inside a program intended to help children reconnect with an stranged parent after divorce. now sometimes called parental alienation cases, a family judge has the power to order children to attend these workshops. >> and there are real questions as to whether these programs work or if they end up hurting the very children they are supposed to be helping. >> i do not want this to happen to a single other person. >> hasn't been the same since that program. >> i can speak for myself, and i speak for the fact that this is the first time vicky have a voice. this it is. >> reporter: now adults, leo, arianna and sam open up for the first time about mill valley based family bridge, a workshop
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they were ordered to attend by a family court judge. >> did the program help you reconnect with your mom? >> no. i don't have a relationship with my mother. >> did it help your relationship with your dad in any way? >> no. i haven't spoken to him since the program ended basically. >> reporter: it is marketed as a program to help children bond with an estranged parent after divorce. they attended the fir-day workshop led by multiple psychologists and social work. >> i feel like i was robbed of all of my childhood when i was 12. >> reporter: leo is a national lacrosse league champion who runs a business teaching the sport in canada. he was astonished to learn his experience matched so closely with these young women who he has never met. each wound up preferring to spend most of the time with one parent over the other, and in each case the judge ruled that parent was alienating the child from the other. as part of a court order the children were required to attend family bridges and cut off all
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contact with their favored parent for three months which turned into more than a year for leo and arianna. >> you can't force somebody into a relationship. >> reporter: at 17, arianna and her 13-year-old sister were taken by private transport company from a seattle courtroom straight to the family bridges workshop in southern california. invoices we obtained showed it costs about $40,000. >> honestly, the prices of the program are ridiculous. >> reporter: sam, also 17, was ordered to attend family bridges in toronto with her 14-year-old brother. >> these programs felt like they were using literal fear tactics. they were repeating information over and over. they didn't let us say anything about our real feelings or opinions. >> reporter: and leo at 13 went from kitchener, canada to a hotel in san francisco. both say they were taken from court by police. >> sat in a cop car until the court case was over where i met the judge where he told me that i'm going to go live with my mother now. >> reporter: we tried to reach dr. randy rand, the bay area
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psychologist who runs bridges. rand never responded to us, but we learned his license has been inactive since 2009 when the state board brought unrelated disciplinary action against him for unprofessional conduct, gross negligence, and dishonesty. the board placed him on five years' probation. he appealed in 2012 but was denied. records show his license remains inactive. but because family bridges work as an educational workshop, it is not under any state. >> we reached out to all programs in all nine bay area areas. well wanted to final fought they sent children and whether they tracked the outcomes. sonoma county didn't answer. three counties told us they have not ordered children into the program. five counties told us they don't track this information at all. >> you should never be forced to be put in one of these programs. its court system that needs to
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rethink their strategy. >> none of the judges involved would speak to us about these cases. >> it's anti-instinctual to reject a parent. >> reporter: linda gottlieb is a family therapist and licensed social worker. she says her program, turning points shares the family bridges principle of no contact with the so-called alienating parent. >> we substituted fondling the child's genitals for alienation, would we permit contact if the parent said i'm going to continue to do it? psychological child abuse is at least as damaging, if not more so than physical abuse, and even some sexual abuse. >> reporter: she is says 40 children have gone through her program, but acknowledges only nine have relationships with both parents. we reached out to the parents who took their children to family bridges to ask about their experience. they declined to speak with us. but records show arianna's court appointed guardian testified her younger sister made amazing
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progress after the intervention. but arianna filed for emancipation and went to live with her father. sam was separated from her mother for several months until her mom was able to get the court order lifted. but her brother, a miner is still with their father. >> i have not seen my brother in four years. >> you know, does the system work? does family bridges work? in my case it didn't work. >> if you have a story for me or anyone in our investigative unit, call 888-996-tips, or visit ours website, nbc by stay with us. we'll be right back.
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california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent.
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it was the world's largest gathering of long distance runner, and they hit the road today in the big apple. >> a lot of people. take a look at some 50,000 runner. >> first, a beautiful drone shot. >> a gorgeous shot. now the 50,000 runners participating in the new york city marathon. mary kay tani of kenya took the top price. her fourth new york city marathon title. way to go. and for the men, another kenyan with a totally cool name, la lisa desisa. he took it 2:05.59. >> it looks like it was a beautiful day to be outside running in new york. >> if you were kenyan, it was a wonderful day. >> two hours and five minutes?
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26 miles? >> he was running faster than i would start. >> i don't think i could finish a movie in that amount of time. >> nice weather for now around the east coast. we're going to be seeing changes in the weather, especially out towards the east coast as they deal with some rain and snow across the plains. what about a rainfall season to date? some places in the bay area have gone more than 30 days without measurable rain. but so obviously the rain percentages, they don't look so good. keep in mind this is very early in the rainfall season. you can see how most of the bay area about 3/4 to an inch and a half of rain. one storm like that would get us all caught up. now, if we continue with two more weeks of dry weather now, the rainfall deficits are starting to add up a little bit more. as they go deeper into november, the average rain typically starts to come up a bit more. so we'll see if this pattern holds as things look, to see how things shape up towards the middle part of the month. tomorrow morning, focus on just a jacket for your morning. you can see temperatures in the
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mid-40s around the north bay. low 50s closer to san jose, and afternoon highs still about 5 to 10 degrees above average. 75 degrees in san jose. average high closer to 70. and similar actually out towards livermore and pleasanton. you should see highs closer to 70. instead, another day closer to 80 degrees tomorrow. low 70s from oakland into award. temperatures in the low 70s, and winds coming in interest the west. we'll keep san francisco for now in the 60s. later this week as the winds pick up slightly out of the north, you can see more 70s around san francisco. north bay temperatures now with the bay breeze, keeping numbers mainly in the 70s as we start the week. this is the futurecast, going all through the day tomorrow. not much in the way of high clouds or any rain as high pressure. this has been the story really for the last two to three weeks. holding position just off to the west of california, taking all the storms, sending that well off to the north. for election day locally, it looks very nice. chilly start to the morning with mid 40s in the valleys. look at the daytime temperature,
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60s to upper 70s inland. now the window of opportunity may be to see a chance of rain making a comeback as this high temporarily weakens late into next weekend into the beginning of a following week. you see the chance of rain possibly there, mainly for the north bay. as you look at the longer range weather models, been doing this for the past few days. a ten-day outlook. there it is. wednesday possibly, sonoma county both of the long-range models holding a similar opinion. most of the best rain chances staying just off to the north. as we good through the week, temperatures climbing around san francisco, might see the numbers get back into the 70s as we approach next weekend. and valley temperatures staying 5 to 10 degrees above average. rainfall below average, and of course fire danger high if those winds turn gusty out of the north. once again, i'll be watching that closely later this week. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, rob. no niners, no raiders playing today. but it was still a busy day in
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sports. >> here is a look at what is coming up next. >> i'm dave feldman. coming up in sports, it's the baseball off-season, but some hardware was given today to some local guys. we'll check out the latest golden gloves. plus two future hall of famers square off on sunday night football. brady and roger, rodgers and brady. the highlights coming up. sports is next.
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hi, everybody. dave feldman at the xfinity sports desk. if you like football and like future hall of fame quarterbacks, guys with bay area ties, you certainly enjoyed tonight's game between the pack and the past. it was a good one. two hall of fame qbs for sure. pack down seven. aaron rodgers from chico in cal. beautiful throw to jimmy graham in the back of the end zone. in the fourth, patriots are driving. tom brady from san mateo swings it to julian edelman. back across to james white. he's got blockers, all the way
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down inside the 5. patriots would score three plays later to take a touchdown lead. late in the fourth, patriots with more trickery. they fake the wide receiver screen. brady goes deep to josh gordon. then he jogs into the end zone. patriots go on to win, 31-17. rams looking to remain the nfl's lone unbeaten team. in new orleans facing the saints. third quarter, jared goff connects with cooper kupp. kupp takes it down the sideline for the score. the rams would get the two-point conversion and tie the game. saints up. drew brees goes deep to michael thomas. thomas takes it 72 yards for the touchdown. then he channels his inner joe horn. he's got a cell phone in there. wow. creative. and it took preplanning. saints win it, are 45-35. chargers in seattle facing the seahawks. raiders host the chargers next week. fourth quarter, seattle down 9. russell wilson intercepted by
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desmond king, and king takes it the other way or to the score. seattle would make a charge late. not enough. chargers get the win, 25-17. chiefs and browns. in the patrick mahomes train keeps on rolling. mahomes drops it off to kareem hunt on the screen and hunt does the rest. 50 yards for the score. mahomes finished with 375 passing yards and three scores, and the chiefs win this one, 37-21. the a's postseason run might have been short-lived, but with a young and talented roster, the firefighter is bright in oakland. and now two key pieces of that future are being recognized for their great work. matt chatman won the american league gold glove for third base. in his first full season in the major leagues, chapman led all major leaguers regardless of position in defensive runs saved. he was tied for first in the american league and out of zone plays, and second in put-outs and third in double plays.
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the last a's third baseman to win the award, eric chavez in 2006. also, matt olson won the american league gold glove for first base. olson led in defensive runs saved while posting a 995 fielding percentage. the last a's first baseman to win the gold glove was mark mcgwire in 1990. brandon crawford's streak comes to an end. nick ahmed won the award for short stop. that's going to do it for sports. i'm dave feldman. more news after the break. i am a family man. i am a techie dad.
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altars set up to honor the dead. it is part of the u.s. library of congress local legacies project. it aims to showcase diverse cultures across the country. >> a good time. one last look at the weather. >> similar weather setting up for tomorrow. in the 70s. upper 80s, san francisco. and plenty of that still through the rest of the seven-day forecast. trending warmer again later in the week. >> wow. that weekend forecast looks spectacular. all right, rob. thanks. >> have a great night and great week. take care.
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this week we spend three days on the coast of british columbia with arguably the world's best wildlife photographer. paul micklin invites us on an exhibition to track the rare spirits. >> perfect images are a science of conservation. you don't know you're in love with that moment but you're sucked into the world. >> he pursued a career of science, but found only photography could fill his passion for animals in their habitats. >> to witness that and want to photograph it versus turning that into a couple of data points on a sheet of paper, one didn't feed my soul and one did. >> award-winning photographer uses his art to preserve species and bring awareness to the effects of climate change. >> science isn't getting i


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