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maybe prices would be coming down or at least stabilizing from mere. >> reporter: president biden has continually insisted inflation would be short term, tied to economic the president taking a harder line. >> many people remain unsettled about the economy, and we all know why. they see higher prices. >> today, he's visiting the port of baltimore to highlight efforts to unclog the supply chain. the biden administration is moving to fasttrack $17 billion for ports in the newly passed bipartisan infrastructure bill. >> this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods to consumers, businesses, and get people back to work. >> heading into the holiday season, orders and packages are piling up in ports amid a shortage of warehouse workers and truck drivers. >> it's the worst that i have
ever seen. >> meanwhile, fresh signs of trouble for the second half of the president's economic agenda. a larger climate and social spending bill. key moderate senate democrat joe manchin has repeatedly voiced concern the $1.75 trillion package would worsen inflation. today, tweeting, quote, the threat posed by record inflation to the american people is not transitory and is instead getting worse. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. >> well, today, we asked consumer investigator chris cimura to dive deeper into the inflation numbers and find out what they mean for bay area families. >> you love crunching numbers, you love trends. what's standing out to you? >> food and fuel, which we already know about. let's talk about gas, it was up 6% from september to october. that's the fifth month in a row gas prices have climbed. aaa by the way, we contacted them. a ganl of the cheap stuff here is $4.85 in the bay area. $3.40 a year ago.
that's a little low because lots of people were still staying home back then. in the grocery store, the bureau of labor statistics said beef led the higher priced herd, poultry, fish, eggs not too far behind. i went looking for bright spots. dairy, fruit, and vegetable prices were almost flat. some prices were also down. right now, we're paying less for airline tickets and alcohol than we did a month ago, just not saving enough there to cover the rising cost of everything else. >> okay, thank you so much, and chris, let's dig in. you run a tight budget at home. we know that. you're not shy about that. >> no. >> what are you going to do to beat those rising grocery prices? we still have to go grocery shopping. >> what we're doing is price shopping more. letting the lowest prices determine what's for dinner. you saw what the government said, meat prices up. vegetable prices next. so it's less meat and more vegetables on the breakfast, lunch, and dinner table.
>> casa cumora. >> i see them come through my mail, i chuck them, those coupons. are they worth it? >> we're not using the paper kind yet, but we are using our smartphones for deals. there are apps like one calls ibotta where you can get cash back for everyday supermarket purchases. it's a little bit of work, but the savings add up. i just checked my account from my phone, i got $38 back in august and $31 back in september. >> you use this app? >> i do, yeah. almost every time. it's really great because you can take a product and scan the bar code and it will tell you whether there's a deal on it, which is pretty good. also, in our kitchen, we're super duper aggressive about wasting as little food as possible. so what we do is we put the most perishable ingredients at eye level in the fridge so we see them and we cook with them first because everything you waste there is money that you're
tossing in the trash. >> we just tossed out salsa last night, brand-new, buried in the back of the fridge. >> i had three slices of cheddar because i didn't see them. that's killing me. that's like $1 or something. >> it adds up. >> there's an app that might help you waste less food and money. we made a video, we posted it on our website, also on our streaming channels and youtube page. look at it on the how-to playlist. >> ibotta? >> there are others like it, that's the one i use. >> we have to check it out. >> our question of the day, what price hike is hurting your wallet the most? is it gas and groceries or something else? tell us on facebook, instagram, or twitter. we share your answers every night on our 7:00 newscast. >> kyle rittenhouse, the teenager accused of celling two men during the protests in cinosia, wisconsin, got emotional in his trial today. the 18-year-old took the stand
in his own defense. at one point, the judge had to call for a break. nbc's dan sheneman has the latest from the courthouse. >> high drama in the court room. kyle rittenhouse facing homicide charges, taking the stand in his own defense. >> and there were -- there were people right there. >> breaking down during his testimony. as defense attorney mark richards asked him about the night he shot three people. first, joseph rosenbaum, fatally. >> as you see him lunging at you, what do you do? >> i shoot him. >> how many times did you shoot? >> i believe four. >> and his fatal encounter with anthony huber. >> he grabs my gun and i can feel it pulling away from me, and i can see the strap starting to come off my body. >> and what do you do then? >> i fire one shot.
>> and in all three cases insisting -- >> i didn't do anything wrong. i defended myself. >> during a tense cross-examination. >> so i don't know what you're up to. >> the judge scolding prosecutor thomas bigger for mentioning rittenhouse's silence after the shootings. as binger tried to paint the witness as someone from out of town taking matters into his own hands. >> you're not living in kenosha at this time, right? >> my dad lives in kenosha. >> lots of people live in kenosha, but you didn't, right? >> my residence was in antioch. >> a crucial day in a closely watched trial. dan shen amen, nbc news. >> we have new information tonight from houston about last friday's music festival that tragedy that killed eight people. houston's mayor says three people including a 9-year-old boy remain in critical condition. this after thousands of fans rushed the stage during a performance by rapper travis scott. an investigation continues to figure out how things reached the point where eight people
were trampled to death and 300 others injured at the sold-out festival which drew 50,000 fans. so far, more than 20 lawsuits have been filed accusing organizers of failing to implement simple crowd control measures or staff the event properly. >> tesla's ceo, elon musk, has sold more than $1.1 billion shares worth of tesla stock. that's more than 930,000 shares. he sold them in part to satisfy tax obligations related to an exercise of stock options. it's the billionaire's first tesla stock sale since 2016. >> a change of plans in san francisco. the slow street setup in the mission district is coming down. this was a barrier, you see it there, those yellow markings, to help with traffic control. but one of the complaints was it wasn't just a physical barrier but a psychological barrier. here's christie smith. >> not good for the neighborhood. >> at 24th, people see a lot from george's market and aren't happy with the plastic barriers and the median that went up a
few weeks ago. >> a lot of people sometime they come and you have the stop sign and you look at the yellow one, and he go. and never he stop. that's a problem for the neighborhood. >> while some neighbors told us the barriers do help them feel safer walking, we're told some drivers just go around. the barriers were added to address concerns about drivers using shotwell, which is a slow street, as a cut through. they also prompted an online petition by the latino cultural district. >> just a shockwave through our community because 24th street, and everybody knows that that's where carnival takes place, cinco de mayo, the cesar chavez parade, the san francisco low rider council cruises. >> the petition noded the community was disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the barricade could hurt recovery. it also said the barrier isn't just physical but a psychological one that triggered
the trauma of displacement. >> the mission district has been ground zero for gentrification. >> they say they'll be removing the barriers to enable community events, but they added there was five months of community outreach and 85% of people did support making changes. in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> okay, following up on that face-off between in-and-out and bay area public health officials, the burger chain's defiance of covid protcalls has caught the attention of florida governor ron desantis. he phoned the company's president this week. he's a california native, and asked about whether she would expand to california. her grandparents founded the company in the san gabriel valley. desantis learned the eastern most restaurant is in texas because all the suppliers are on the west coast. desantis says his state has great ranches and farms, so the burger chain could expand
further east. up next, one minute the shooting a scene. next, they're saving a 14-year-old boy's life. how a crew filming a tv show came into the rescue. >> we have a viewer whose concert is pushed back, but she wants a refund, not a different show time. and state law is on her side. i'm consumer investigator chris kimura. nbc bay area responds, next. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. i'll update you on the reservoirs, and also when we could get more rainfall moving back into the bay area. i'll have that in less than ten minutes.
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you can change how your skin looks and feels. and that's the kind of change you notice. talk to your eczema specialist about dupixent, a breakthrough eczema treatment. news and deals continue to emerge from scotland as the climate summit is winding down. today, china and the united states agreed to redouble efforts to fight climate change with what they're calling, quote, concrete actions. the two nations are the world's two biggest carbon polluting nations. it calls for enhanced climate action using the 2015 paris accord as a guide.
the effort includes a stronger pledge to cut emissions by 2025, that's just a few years away, and china has promised to follow the u.s. in cracking down on methane. >> she loves the eagles, the band. nbc bay area responds to a woman on the peninsula whose patience was taken to the limit. >> she asked our consumer investigator, chris kimura, to make the ticket seller face the music. what else do you got? i love the eagles. >> does it give her a peaceful, easy feeling? >> who writes this stuff. sharon planned to live it up in the hotel california. she paid ticketmaster $1273 to see and hear the eagles in april of 2020. that's right when the pandemic hit. the promoters then rescheduled the show for this october. but sharon didn't have that peaceful easy feeling about being in a crowd just yet, so she requested a refund. ticketmaster said no. desperado. sharon asked us to step in as a last resort. we swooped in like hawks. ticketmaster rep responded and said i pass this on to fan
support, the fan support department, who are able to secure a courtesy refund from the event organizer. two days later, a full $1273 refund landed in sharon's account. what a nice surprise. but we disagree with ticketmaster's courtesy refund take. here's why. the california business and professions code says you can get your money back when any california event is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. you can find it here anytime of year, section 22507. whenever you're battling for a concert ticket refund, remember 22507, such a lovely place. it will probably put a smile on your face. if that doesn't do it, our eagle-eyed flock will give you case a glance. go to nbcbayarea.com. or call us, 888-996-tips. back over to you two. >> my friend, the concert, he had tickets to the concert like, what, 18 months ago. they postponed it twice. not everybody can make the date. a refund is definitely necessary
if you can't make it. >> 22507. >> that's the section? >> that's it, right there. 22507. >> like all their top songs in your story. that was great. >> i don't go what you're talking about. >> thank you, chris. well done. >> it's still early, but you may want to start thinking about buying your christmas tree sooner this year. the owners of one christmas tree farm in delaware say trees take years to grow, and they didn't plant as many trees in the 2008 recession when demand fell for trees. now, more than a decade later, the rush to get the best christmas trees on the lot might take a little extra strategy. >> they do have enough trees for this year, but you have to get here early. >> yeah, so if you're thinking of getting a fake tree this year, that is presenting problems too. supply chain issues are creating a backlog for orders. and could end up getting to you much later than expected. >> something you might see on tv shows or a movie, but it happened in real life. and a tv crew just happened to be the ones helping out here. let's take you to brooklyn, in new york.
good samaritans stepped in to lift a car off of a 14-year-old boy before it crushed him. you see the commotion there. a tv crew was filming a show just a block away. they jumped into action. police say the driver of an suv lost control, hit another car before slamming into the boy who happened to be walking his dog. at least a dozen people, including an actor, lifted that car off of him. >> we were a little nervous because, like, afraid if we lifted it and god forbid it falls on him or if it was attached to a part of his body. i think god put us there. that's how i feel personally. i think we were there for a reason. that's my belief. >> well done. that boy is expected to survive. >> thank goodness. >> let's get a check of our forecast, after a rainy, chilly start, things are warming up during the day, for sure. >> been pretty nice, and you can see in our forecast here, as we head through tomorrow, we're going to start it off mostly clear and also cold, so as i have been saying, sweater
weather in effect. check it out in the south bay. down to 49 degrees under the sunny skies. peninsula, 51. tri-valley also at 48. we're coming in with more of those 40s over the north bay. san francisco at 52. and the east bay, 49. let me show you how things are playing out in the overall pattern because i know a lot of you really want more rainfall. i do have more good news on that here coming up in a little bit when we update you on the reservoirs. let me show you why we're not getting rainfall now. you can see on this wide pacific view of the satellite loop, take a second and look at it as it loops around and you can see here how the clouds are arcing. that's the storm track ridging off to the north. we're getting the rainfall over washington and oregon, but it's not in the cards for us the way things are setting up right now. zee this ridge of high pressure, we showed you the clouds ridging off to the north. it helps to displace that storm track and move it off to the north. so i think really as we head through this weekend, we're looking at more dry and also mild weather coming our way.
so that's the reason we can't get the rainfall, but hey, if we can't get it, at least we have some beautiful weather comin we tomorrow. let me show you what that's going to look like. light winds across the south bay. 72 in cupertino. morgan hill, 73. let's bring it over to the east bay, contra costa, alameda county, up to 74 in antioch. 72 in pleasanton. hayward, 70. not quite mid 70s along the peninsula. 72 in palo alto. san francisco, going up as warm as 68 in the mission. and through the north bay, have 73 here in clear lake and 74 in sonoma. looking good, really like this all the way through this upcoming weekend. a lot of you are concerned about the rainfall. i wanted to do two things here. update us on the reservoirs and then i'll show you what i'm thinking about some rainfall chances ahead. yes, we're still holding on to rainfall chances ahead. reservoirs, we have made huge headway, about a 20% improvement across the north bay since those october storms. 53.2% full. still a lot of work to be done,
but that's good. east bay reservoirs, 72% full. it's down in the south bay we're really hurting. only 11.5%, coyote, 19.5%. we have to get more rainfall in here. and here's what i'm seeing now. next possibility, that's just kind of starting to come into focus, could be right around thanksgiving, from the 23rd into the 26th. only showing about a half inch, but we'll know more as we get closer. also december, early to mid december, a moderate storm system, mare an inch or more moving our way. not all hope is lost. we're still looking good as we head through the next several weeks. right here in san francisco, dry over the next seven days. 60s for daytime highs. looking good on veterans day, 73 tomorrow and hold the low 70s all the way through this upcoming weekend. so we don't have to feel too guilty about this with those rain chances coming our way next several weeks. >> that's picture perfect. >> it is. >> so good. >> it is nice. thanks.
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ford was 56. in his cover story, rudd says there are so many people that should get this before me. >> i like that guy. >> another hollywood nice guy who's from oakland, tom hanks, answered the question, what are his favorite tom hanks films. that's a good question. he has two oscars, but did not name forrest gump or philadelphia. hanks told a podcaster his favorites are cloud atlas. i haven't seen that one. a league of their own, love that one. and castaway. >> wilson. >> yes, the volleyball. because they're the films he enjoyed making the most. >> that is fun. tom hanks is a warriors and raiders fan. we're going to check in with both teams next. and there you have it- woah. wireless on the most reliable network nationwide. wow. -big deal! ...we get unlimited for just 30 bucks. sweet, i get that too and mine has 5g included. that's cool, but ours save us serious clam-aroonies. relax people, my wireless is crushing it.
well, it feels like the old times are back. the warriors are back. >> they're looking good. still early in the season, the warriors have the best record in the nba, and steph curry is playing like an mvp. they were chanting mvp at the game the other night. here's anthony flores before tonight's tip-off. >> the warriors are the surprise team of the young nba season. at 9-1, they have the best record in basketball. >> the main thing is we're just in the fight again. >> after back-to-back seasons of failing to make the playoffs, and at times not even being competitive on the court, the warriors are back in the conversation as one of the top teams in the league. >> to climb out of that and to start fast this year, it's been a good reminder that we're still pretty good, and i think the
guys are having a good time. >> no one more than steph curry. the 33-year-old set an nba record in monday's win over atlanta. he's the oldest player in league history to score 50 points and dish out ten assists in a single game. >> he's amazing. i want to say i have never seen anything like it, but i have been watching it for seven years. so i have. >> anytime you're talking about, you know, being championship contenders and all that, like, okay, win a championship in november, but you can take yourself out of the equation pretty quickly. we learned that last year. going to be a threat every single night to win games no matter who you're playing. i think we're in that position now. >> number 30 playing in an mvp level is just one of the reasons the warriors are now in that position. they have been getting consistent scoring off the bench. their defense is ranked number one in the league, and they're finally starting to feel the home court advantage of playing at chase center. >> it does make a huge
difference having a sold-out arena and that buzz of energy. >> the warriors will once again look to feed off the buzz and energy tonight when they host the minnesota timberwolves at 7:00 p.m. anthony flores, nbc bay area. >> the raiders newest player practiced today in las vegas. former cal bear desean jackson signed with the silver and black. the speedster was most recently with the rams before they waived him. you can watch raiders sunday night football this sunday, raiders and chiefs, right here on nbc bay area. kickoff is 5:20. >> that's going to be a good game. let's brin in jessica with what's coming up. >> at 6:00, it's so scary to think about a third grader sitting in the car while her father gets coffee and suddenly, thieves smash the car window, taking off with a laptop. >> my daughter was screaming, they took your bag. >> the one thing she says she wishes she could have done. >> why santa clara county health
leaders say you won't be turned away if you're over 18 and want a covid booster shot. >> also, providing a pathway to citizenship. we investigate the new bill to stop deportation of undocumented veterans. >> the news at 6:00 starts now. good evening and thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aquirre. we know how brazen car break-ins have become. thieves don't care if scores of people are watching or if a child is sitting in a car. that's the scenario an oakland father is dealing with tonight. he spoke with melissa colorado and has a warning for other parents who are busy and on the go. >> it started with a father trying to satisfy his caffeine fix in the morning before dropping off his 8-year-old at school. he parks his car right here, told his daughter he would be t took for him to cross the street and pop into cold coffee to make
his order, that's when he heard a loud bang. >> my daughter was screaming, they took your bag, they took your bag. i ran over and picked her up and hugged her. just a wild scene. >> around 8:00 a.m. on monday, michael curry's 8-year-old daughter witnessed first-hand how quickly a smash and grab can happen. >> she's tough, and she was able to walk through it, and she gets the story about being responsible and being aware. >> curry says witnesses told him it was a team of two, a get-away driver and a man who smashed curry's car window. and stole a bag that carried his laptop and his passport. >> my laptop is in my friend's car two blocks from here right now. and i thought about exactly this when i left it there. i thought, should i cover it up? >> curry says witnesses told him the two were driving a 2015 silver sent raw, curry said the vehicle description rang a bell. >> they immediately told us, th