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they also found this loaded assault rifle in his car. they say it has no serial number and they're trying to determine if it's the murder weapon. he is accused of shooting and killing a tesla employee yesterday. the victim has just finished his shift at tesla and was shot in the parking lot around 3:30. detectives learned the suspect and victim had been arguing at work earlier in the day and the suspect had walked off the job. the victim's name has not been released. police tell us they interviewed the suspect here at the fremont police department and then he was transported to the santa rita jail. we reached out to tesla for comment, but have not received a response. >> thank you so much. now to this week's storm. sky ranger captured the rare sight today. snow on mount diablo.
it was 31 degrees which led to this dusting of snow. >> when the clouds disappeared, we saw clear skies. the big storm has moved on giving us a break from the rain and wind but there's another storm headed our way. >> and take a look at lexington reservoir. despite the rainfall, bay area reservoirs are still at historic lows. the san clara district reports lows today. they have risen 3.5% since sunday. more rain to come. jeff, how much have we gotten so far this week and how much more rain is going to come later this week? >> we've seen at least 2 to 4 inches for the low elevations and across the mountains, really anywhere from 3 to 6 inches on average. then we had some higher totals in the santa cruz mountains and around mount tam, 9 to 10 inches. but we're making big headway. check this out when you compare
last year versus this year, we are doing much, much better. so the rain season started on october the 1st and since then, santa rosa has seen 16.5" of rain. we're also doing better in okland. san francisco and concord doing much better. i'm tracking the next rain chance. details in about 18 minutes. >> thank you very much. and omicron is now in 35 states. cdc giving us a better idea of how fast it's spreading. it says of all the covid-19 samples tested last week, 35% or omicron. that was a jump. two weeks ago, those cases made up less than 1% of samples. the good news, only one person has been hospitalized.
no deaths have been reported. delta still makes up 97% of cases. don't leave your mask at home. starting tomorrow. the state's so-called universal mask mandate is coming back. everybody. you, me, all of us. melissa looks at what the new rule means for barbershops and gyms in the east bay that up to now, have told their customers they could ditch the mask and now they're going to ask them to put them back on. >> today, i hit legs. i hit my upper thighs and then my glutes. >> no quarantine 15 to burn here. dalton cook says he hit a big fitness goal today. dead lifting 305 pounds. can he pull it off tomorrow? he says probably not. >> it is a little different, harder. when your breath gets heavy, it starts to get harder to breathe through the mask. >> tomorrow, the state is once again requiring everyone to wear
masks indoors regardless of your vaccination status. the mandate will remain in place until at least january 15th. >> we're going to inform our members when they check in at the front of the club to remind them. we also have some back up masks. >> the mandate also impacts offices. eric flores is a finance manager who works in walnut creek and says his vaccinated co-workers have been allowed to work maskless. that will likely change tomorrow. >> i never took my mask off. very early in this pandemic, i lost a very close family friend to covid-19. >> we survived a pandemic, several mask mandates already. >> the owner of the cliff joint barbershop in walnut clear is ready to survive another mandate. freddy sanchez came up with an idea to draw business during the pandemic. >> we got our liquor license so we can sell beer. >> $8,000 in permit fees later,
sanchez is going to have to leave those beers in the cooler until next year. >> we're learning how to survive in this pandemic. >> melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. >> airports are also increasing safety protocols. a live look at the bay bridge right now, which is very busy with traffic. a lot of people bustling around the city. state health officials are now recommending that people arriving in california produce a negative antigen covid test. it must be less than one day old. that's for people coming in to sfo. travels can also show a negative pcr test that's less than two days old. people flying in are okay with the rules. >> if people are getting vaccinated, that should also slow down covid-19 as where he will well. so i guess we're trying to take the most precautions to make sure we're not doing the spread. so i think that would be fine. >> california's seven-day covid
rate has increased 47% since thanksgiving. in the south bay today, a graduation duo. members of san jose state class of 2020 returned to campus wearing caps and gowns. zoom graduation last year because of the pandemic, but today, a real one. this is the first in-person commencement the school has held in two years and there will be more. 13 of these ceremonies will be held over the next four days to celebrate the class of 2020 as well as the spring, summer and fall classes of 2021. a follow up to an out of the world story we first brought you last week. when we last spoke, a venture capitalist was preparing to travel to space with his son. he's back. and scott budman revisited him about the trip and plans to make it easier for the rest of us to make the travel. how did he rate his adventure? >> he loved it.
it's our generation's turn now to talk about a space race. companies like in this case, blue origin, also spacex, taking people into space if you've got the big bucks needed for a ticket, but if lane bettes gets his way, there will soon be more space trips for a much wider group of people. >> two, one. >> when it launched over the weekend, long-time silicon valley venture capitalist lane best was on board after buying two tickets. one for himself and one for his son. was it worth it? >> absolutely. not a question. it's life changing. >> weightless. >> watching the blue origin footage of the trip into space, you get the feeling they had a good time. >> as soon as the capsule ejects and you get the signal to let the seat belts off, you have
trained to take the belts off and immediately, you float up and it's just natural. you almost feel like you're in the womb. >> lane tells us there were two main things on his mind in space. one was sharing the experience with his 23-year-old son, cameron. >> get close to somebody, in particular your son or even a wife or child, whatever. this is the way to do it. this is a experience that i can't even describe. >> and since he's a vc, figuring out how this can be his next investment. >> my biggest hope and you feel this even more so when you look at the earth from space, is that a lot of technologies are going to come back to help the earth. the environment. the sustainability. >> making trips like this one more affordable for the rest of us. >> now when i do the playback and i watch it, i watch that
rocket, i say, gosh, i was in that thing. it just chokes you up. so you got to do this if you can. >> i am ready to go. by the way, notice pinning the wings. now that space tourism has become a thing, the faa says after this year, no more commercial astronaut wings will be given out. nasa says its actual astronauts will get their wings from the space age agency itself. >> thank you so much, scott. up next, an annual christmas tradition that shows us the spirit of giving. garvin thomas joins us with tonight's bay area proud. and a mountain lion sighting on the peninsula. >> deserve to be appreciated. >> we're going to bring you bay area proud right after this break, and with jeff. >> and i'm tracking this cold blast of air moving across the bay area today. i'll show you where windchills are making it feel like the 30s.
the chp has a new way to discourage racing. it accounts for some 260 crashes in the last five years. 30 of those were deadly. chp today announced it's received a c.a.r.s. grant. >> the grant is going to allow us to provide operations. it's going to help us to educate the public and it's going to have, allows to have a social mode area campaign as well.
>> the governor recently signed a law cracking down on side shows as well. another mountain lion sighting. this was captured on oak valley road. police urging people to be on lookout for the lion. it casually walked into a driveway then wandered off into the wilderness nearby. so keep your eyes out for the big cat. preserving farmland is the way to protect local food production. santa clara is working with san jose to preserve 75,000 acres of land in coyote valley. agricultural land is now protected from development. recently, a texas developer wanted to build rail houses. while the land is protected for now, the city and county must pass a permanent conversation easement to keep it that way. in your family, you probably have a new how l day traditions you do each year.
a yearly trip to a south bay high school to go and see kindness and generosity in action. garvin thomas has returned from the high school. one of our favorite stories. >> you know why i go back each year for their winter wishes rally. it's the purest example of young people learning how powerful a thing it can be helping others. now, there wasn't one last year, but of course when the rally returns, so did we. >> hello. >> this pandemic has taken so much from us the last two years. >> this is our first winter wishes rally in two years and we are so excited to share this beautiful experience with all of you. >> but the care and compassion the students have for others -- >> it's always helped us. >> it's something that has thankfully survived. >> this is a big presentation. >> after a year off due to
covid, the entire community gathered for this year's winter wishes rally. as in previous years, every student, teacher, and staff member made a wish a few months ago. >> thank you for all your compassion. >> the biggest of which are granted in front of the whole school. like a sister wishing new clothes for a brother with only hand me downs. or a daughter wishing money so her dad can get the job training he needs to get back on his feet. or in the case of elise, wishing something unusual. for her best friend. >> i think she deserves something special and this is something special that would make them happy. >> something is a front tooth. >> olive lost her years ago and hasn't been able to afford the thousands of dollars to put in a permanent replacement and has had to live with a temporary one. it is a part of olive's high
school life they'd like to leave in high school. >> no one really notices, but it makes me feel bad sometimes when i pop it out to show people and first reaction is ew. it's not great. it's a little funny sometimes, but it's something ew about me. >> so thanks to her wish and a donation by a local dentist, olive will get the tooth replaced. >> thank you. love you. >> like so many other wishes here, the gift was something tangible for the recipient, but the thought behind it, that's something we can all feel. one of the things i always love about this is obviously not just the gifts and what it means to the person getting them, but for the rest of the school body t student body, the ones who don't know the people involved, they learn great lessons about what it means to give something and more importantly, stepping up
and asking for it and the response you get in return is just something imaginal. >> that is power. to ask for help. we never want to do that. we're always so afraid and when you can have that safe place to do that, it's wonderful. >> very special ceremony. i know they did it outdoors. usually inside in the gym, but at least it took place. jeff ranieri is here and is back to report. >> the heater in my car, i had to crank that up. it was so cold. that's giving us a windchill, the wind kicking up feels like 35 los gattos, 44 in santa rosa and 46 in san francisco.
so make sure to bundle up. you've got to wear those layers. now the next story we're moving on to quickly as we roll through tomorrow is a new storm system lining up. now this doesn't look anything nearly as strong as what we just went through. we're going to be on the bottom edge of this. there's a slight atmospheric tap on this, but totals don't look as high, we're going to be down here across the 40s for the trivalley with 42. south bay at 45. let's get you a check of the east bay. 44. san francisco, 46. and the north bay coming in at 40. daytime highs tomorrow are going to struggle to warm up here. look at this. only low 50s on the map. just 50 in santa rosa. 52 in san francisco. 51 in martinez. morgan hill at 50. we're entering a chance of rainfall through tomorrow. let's get you in on the timing. 7:00 in the morning, the north. then 9:00, a few spotty showers over santa rosa.
more widespread coverage at 1:00 then you can see the scattered areas of rain. again, it's going to be more hit and miss. by 10:00 p.m.,we'll see heavier pockets and by thursday morning, we'll see this clear out. totals with this, about a quarter inch in the south bay. everywhere else, we're looking good for about a half to 1 inch in the forecast. additional snow also coming to the sierra. 26 inches in kingville. 15 in south lake tahoe. 21 in kirkwood. we are going and we are going good. we need every drop of that rain we can get and of course that snow. on my seven-day forecast, we are dry on friday and saturday so a good much deserved break for us. then on sunday, we're starting to speed the timing of this up. looks like some rain and as the storm system gets going don monday, looks like it could stall out for four days bringing
us inches of rainfall. we'll know more on that as we get closer, but be ready for what looks to be a wet week next week. through the inland, my forecast looks similar to san francisco. 50s for highs. 40s next few mornings then we take it down to the 30s friday, saturday, and on sunday morning. so lots of chill coming in. feels like december. loving every minute of it. that's for sure. >> today, bundled up with a scarf and gloves outside. i know the gloves was overkill. >> no, it's not overkill. >> thank you. we have breaking news involving the sheriff of santa clara county. we'll have that for you right after the break. we learn about covid-19,
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more trouble for lori smith as the civil grand jury has taken a step toward removing her from office. nbc bay area has obtained court documents showing the grand jury is accusing sheriff smith of seven corruption related acts. six counts involve ongoing indictments involving favoritism and favors for concealed carry weapons permits. sherry smith is not accused in the crimes. steven has been covering the scandal and will be joining us at 6:00. mayor london breed along with other public safety leaders rolled out a series of measures to try to slow the spike in crime and drug use in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods, the tenderloin. >> what i'm proposing today and what i will be proposing in the future will make a lot of people uncomfortable. and i don't care. >> tough talk from the mayor and other public safety officials who say something's got to give after a big jump in crime since
the pandemic bega what's the plan? flooding the area with police. the city also plans to send in public health liaisons to try to get drug users into treatment. the final phase involves what they're calling a long-term, community-based safety project. the mayor says she's putting the world on notice. the tenderloin isn't a criminal haven. >> and it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement. more aggressive with the changes in our policy. and less tolerant of all the bull [ bleep ] that has destroyed our city. >> coming up at 6:00, we're going to speak to a former addict who spent years in the tenderloin before turning his life around. hear his thoughts on whether he thinks the mayor's plan will work. >> balance the budget today or else. san francisco unified school district is meeting right now. it's a virtual meeting that started at 5:00.
members need to vote on a plan to balance the budget and cover a shortfall for the next year. they must submit the plan to the state by tomorrow. if the department of education does not approve it, the state can step in and take control of district finances. the district has just over a billion dollars to spend on 50,000 students. for some of oakland's unsung hero, christmas is coming early because stef curry and his wife are highlighting local people and programs that are making a difference in the east bay. the couple and their eat learn play foundation started their annual 12 days of christmas with the event. for 12 days leading up to christmas, they and the partners are highlighting oakland's heroes and surprising them from everything from swag to mega donations. they're highlighting the need to rebuild middle school sports programs hit hard by the pandemic. this weekend, the couple surprised student athletes at the city's cross-country championships. they brought along a lot more than just star power. participants got athletic gear,
know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe during an emergency.
we are all paying more for our holiday meals this year and so are charity groups. >> about 1,000 cars lined up today in san jose. volunteers got a workout lifting large boxes filled with turkey and other items. costing a lot more to fill those boxes this year. the community always comes through with donations, but at this point in the season, the help they need to most right now is money which they can use to buy a lot of last minute necessities. >> for sure. a lot of people need help this season. now a look at 5:30. >> there's a lot going on. this story continues to unwind. house lawmakers debating what to do with mark meadows. and the violence continues,
one of the president's sons texted mr. meadows, quote, he's got to condemn this [ bleep ] asap. >> the text messages taking center stage in the investigation over the january 6th capitol insurrection. plus, stories of her heroism from kentucky. the 13-year-old boy who saved his 6-month-old baby brother from harm's way. and paying the price for taking kickback. the former netflix executive heading to prison and paying a large fine.