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what i will be proposing in the future will make a lot of people uncomfortable. and i don't care. >> also, a deadly shooting in the parking lot of the tesla factory in fremont. we have the new details about what the gunman did and a possible motive. the news at 6:00 starts right now. thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aquirre. breaking news, the santa county several jury has issued a scathing report against sheriff lori smith accusing her of multiple counts of corruption and misuse of her auchs. most of the counts are connected to the bribery scandal where her office is accused of concealed weapons permits for campaign contributions and other favors. steven brought part of that story last year. he joins us with today's
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bombshell developments. >> jessica, this is the civil grand jury report. as you mentioned, it listed seven accusations against her, including government code 3060, which essentially boils down to willful or corrupt misuse of office. remember, two of her top assistants are already facing criminal indictments. accused of giving her campaign contributors preferential treatment for getting concealed carry weapons permits or ccws. that's what most of today's accusations center on. six of the counts accusing the sheriff of willful and corrupt misconduct. though sheriff smith herself has not been accused of any criminal charges at this moment. remember, these accusations come from the civil grand jury, which has much less authority than the criminal grand jury. here are the seven civil counts against the sheriff issued today. one, distributing concealed
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carry permits based on campaign donors and the applicant status within the community. two, failing to give fair consideration for ccws to non-vips. three, failing to provide non-vips timely notice. four, accepting gifts in excess of $500. five, failing to report san jose sharks tickets gifts on her campaign forms. six, perjury on financial statements that omitted those gifts. seven, failing to cooperate with the investigation into the inmate who was injured during a transfer. that's what's called oclem, she never notified them. the sheriff will have a chance to answer the allegations and they could be tried by a civil jury. she could be removed from office depending on what happens. >> she's been there a really long time. >> that's right.
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>> in office, and now isn't there an election coming up? has she said whether she's going to run again? >> she has not. there has been quite a bit of talk behind the scenes, both within her people who support her and those who are opposed to her, saying they're waiting for her to announce that decision. there was talk earlier this year that she had had enough is enough and she didn't want to run anymore, but right now, it does appear she was at least looking to run again for office. we'll have to see if this impacts that decision going forward. we did reach out to the sheriff. so far, she has not replied, although she told us earlier in much of our reporting that she denies all of these allegations. >> yeah, this could be quite the complication if she decides to run again. thank you. >> a lot happenings in san francisco tonight. very blunt talk from mayor london breed. she rolled out a bold and potentially controversial plan to fight back against crime and drug use on the streets of san
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francisco. here's nbc bay area's ginger with the details. >> the mayor of san francisco visibly fed up and not mincing words. >> 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 policies. and less tolerant of all the bull [ bleep ] that has destroyed our city. >> smash and grab robberies, a spike in violent crime, open air drug use and dealing all common sights in the tenderloin. today, the mayor said no more. >> 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. >> mayor breed says public safety is her top priority. and she believes the city can and will turn a new leaf. to do that, she's proposing a multi-agency crackdown. it starts with a police blitz, flooding the district with officers who will target the
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area's biggest issues. drugs and the fencing of stolen goods. the second wave will rely on public health intervention, tracking down addicts who live and use on the streets and getting them into treatment. >> we are a city that prides ourselves on second chances and rehabilitation. but we're not a city where anything goes. >> we also need to be consistent. to do it for two weeks or two months, it doesn't help us as much as long term. >> will it work? tom wolfe was once one of those addicts living on the tenderloin streets and breaking laws to feed his drug habit. he said this plan is what the tenderloin needs. >> i'm really, really happy to hear the mayor taking a tougher stance on this. it's going to require a balanced approach. you can't arrest our way out of everything. but there needs to be some target specific enforcement. >> wolfe knows the resolving door here all too well. in 2019, he was arrested six
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times before ultimately turning his life around. >> if you're stealing, breaking car windows, if you're robbing the target down the street, you need to be held accountable for those things, just like i was held accountable for those things three years agoep. >> wolfe says he's proof you can get clean and stay clean, and he believes others can do it too with commitment and accountability from the city. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. let's get to our weather now. hopefully you were able to dry out a bit today. here's a live look at oakland. sunny during the day, and it's still cold across the bay area, but here comes more rain. let's bring in jeff ranieri with what we saw yesterday and what's still to come. >> we do have more rainfall on tap for us, but i did want to start off with this big boost we have seen because of our october storm and then the storm system we had over this weekend, and also yesterday. we have now seen in many bay area cities more rainfall since october 1st than we had for all of last year's rain season, just
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incredible when you think about it. look at this. so far, since october 1st, 17.38 inches in santa rosa. in all of last year's rain season, we only had 12.86. also, more than last year in oakland so far, san francisco, and also concord. now, we have the chill we're dealing with now, so bundle up if you're heading out. feels like 35 in los gatos with a windchill, 41 out there towards santa rosa, and all eyes turn toward our next storm system. this one lines up as we head through tomorrow's forecast and continue rain chances into very early thursday morning. we're going to get that snow as well. look at this. an additional 2-plus feet, 19 inches, twin bridges. 21 inches at kirkwood. i'm back with a look at how much rain we'll get in ten minutes. >> thank you, jeff. >> here at home, the storm left behind more than fallen trees and puddles. yep, white mountaintops. bay area peaks, a nice layer of
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snow. nbc bay area's stephanie spent her day on mount hamilton where she joins us. a lot of families decided to go up there and play in the snow. >> cars are covered in ice, and a few families actually came out here today to feel the snow for themselves. this is mount hamilton today. the usual brown and green hillsides on one side, but a white dusting on the other. it's a view some families in the bay had to see up close. >> it's snowy, and i know it doesn't often snow in the bay area. >> this child didn't have school today. he and his father decided to make the 90-minute trek up the mountain to see what the storm left behind. >> just touch the snow and make some snowballs. >> it's like a winter wonderland. really pretty up there. >> a page from santa's story book or some have said a shortcut to lake tahoe.
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some areas we walked through had a few inches of snow. the roadways had to be cleared of ice and neighbors were scooping snow off their cars. >> it's very different from down there, but half an hour back, we were in san jose. >> there's a chance for a little more snow tomorrow, but as pretty as it is, the chp asks that anyone coming to visit respects any road closures and take it slow. in mount hamilton, nbc bay area news. >> it does look sweet. you can download our app. you'll get updates on when the next storm is coming in. you can also track live radar on your phone so you can see when the rain will be in your neighborhood. >> so what happened at tesla? we're getting new details about that deadly confrontation at the tesla factory in fremont. it happened yesterday, but in the past 90 minutes, a man has been arrested. marianne favro joins us from the police department with the latest. >> police arrested a suspect last night in milpitas, and they
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have also learned that both the victim and the suspect work at tesla, and that they had argued on the job just hours before the deadly shooting. police arrested 29-year-old anthony salima last night in milpitas after developing a lead and obtaining arrest and search warrants. they also say they found this loaded assault rifle in his car. investigators say it has no serial number, making it nearly impossible to track. and they're trying to determine if it's the murder weapon. salima is accused of shooting and killing an unidentified tesla employee yesterday afternoon. the victim had just finished his shift at tesla and was shot at least once in the parking lot around 3:30 in the afternoon. detectives learned the suspect and victim had argued at work earlier in the day, and that the suspect had walked off the job. the victim's name has still not been released. police tell us they interviewed the suspect at the police
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department before booking him into the santa rita jail. i reached out to tesla for comment but have not received a response. reporting live in fremont, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> up next here at 6:00, just hours before the mask has to go back on. how businesses in contra costa county are reacting to the california mandate that's about to go into effect. >> plus, he took off for space with his son and now he's back on earth. >> was it worth it for you? >> absolutely. without a question. it's life-changing. >> we talk one-on-one with the silicon valley vc who went to space.
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trip of rocketman. this sounds amazing, and it also sounds incredibly expensive. >> yeah, you're right on both counts, jessica. a chance to be a space tourist, riding on the jeff bezos-owned blue origins shepherd, and a venture capitalist who got a few ideas while in zero gs. he's invested and managed silicon valley tech companies and he paid what some estimate to be close to $28 million a ticket for his brief ride into space. this is blue origin footage of the new launch, and the trip took a total of about ten minutes. then they came back and landed in the capsule. they got their wings pinned on by jeff bezos himself, and after those amazing experiences, he says his goal is to make space travel affordable and accessible for the rest of us. >> but also for me, and coming from the bay area and spending most of my last 20 years in
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tech, this is perhaps the next frontier in terms of investing. the technologies that are being developed to make these trips possible. >> okay. let's talk about just how possible this really is, because $28 million, i would say he went ultra first class. when is it going to come down to like economy, economy premium that's the rest of us can afford? >> it's going to take a while, but as wayne said, the first step is a huge step because we have now done it and then done it again, and other companies are doing it, and that's how competition brings prices down. obviously, we have to come down a whole bunch. >> a lot. >> my dad and i bonded at a's games, but really, it's eventual wale going to be the kind of thing that i think will do like airline flights. it's going to take a while to get there. >> okay, so i know it's a brief trip, but was there one moment where it was just, you know, the quintessential moment and experience? >> yeah, he said he was a space
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fan since he was a kid, so this is something he internalized. he remembers the 1969 moon landing. when he was up there at zero gravity and rolling around and his son was next to them and they were throwing things and having them float, that was such a quintessential space moment that it really came home to him, and he was very emotional even talking about it. >> that's something you'll never forget. a memory to last a lifetime. that's for sure. thanks, scott. >> you bet. >> that's really cool. >> this might get confusing. an about face tonight by the state of california. the indoor mask mandate has been modified. this was just announced within the last 30 minutes. we'll try to explain it to you. the state now says any county that had already issued an order allowing vaccinated people to go maskless in certain businesses will be allowed to continue to do so. that means qualifying gyms, offices, and churches in san francisco, alameda, contra costa, marin and sonoma counties will still be allowed to allow people to go maskless, but in
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all other counties, everyone will be required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces. this begins tomorrow. again, it can be confusing for a lot of people and businesses. the goal is to slow the spread of the virus after a jump in cases following thanksgiving. >> it's a little harder, just because when your breath gets heavy, it starts to get harder to breathe through the mask. >> i never took my mask off. very early in the pandemic, i lost a close family friend to covid-19. because of that, i feel much more comfortable wearing mine. >> check with your local county, but now, because california just said so, many of our local counties can still go maskless if you're vaccinated inside gyms, churches, and offices. officials also recommend that people get tested, those rapid tests, before you go to any of your holiday celebrations. if you're hosting family from out of state next week, the state is also recommending that people traveling to california get tested for covid within three to five days of their
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trip. so this is going to cause a lot of questions, but we're going to try to get answers. >> as with everything, we're going to keep adapting. we also have to keep adapting to the weather because yesterday was horrible. today was really nice. we saw that snow. what's next. >> we have another storm system coming our way tomorrow. so yes, don't put those umbrellas away just yet. you can see on storm ranger and mobile doppler radar, a few spotty light showers near the peninsula. a little snow over mount hamilton. that is just about it. it's nothing that's going to get in your way tonight. watch out for some slick spots again there on the peninsula. let's get you out to a live view of what we're tracking. it's our next storm system. look, this thing is based with the strongest part of the storm way off to the north. we're going to get the bottom edge moving in. it's going to bring widespread rainfall, but it does not look anything like what we just went through. so we'll start it off tomorrow morning with clouds returning. that's going to be the first change. temperatures really no big adjustment here with 45 in the south bay, tri-valley down to
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42. and we continue with 40s over the east bay, san francisco, and the north bay. also, another chilly day. you gotta be ready for this. leave that heavier jacket by the door, you're going to need it. 51 in martinez. low 50s, palo alto to morgan hill, and no big changes here as well. santa rosa, san francisco, and half moon bay continue in those low 50s. now, that storm system is going to be off to the north by 7:00 in the morning. we think at this point it brings spotty showers over the north bay by 9:00 a.m. a little more consistent at 1:00 p.m., then we get into some widespread coverage here of some rainfall at 5:00 p.m., and then by 11:00 p.m. tomorrow night and 10:00, we start to see a few heavier pockets coming on down, and then as we roll into thursday morning, this would start to break up. so we're going to get in on some decent totals, a half to one inch for really all of the bay area except for the south bay. you're going to be rain shadows, only looking at about a quarter
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inch there. sierra snow totals will stack up as well. 1 to 2 feet. along with that storm system, wind is going to kick up tomorrow afternoon. wind gusts of 20 to 40 miles per hour expected across the bay area. so we could see some downed trees as that storm moves in. on the seven-day forecast, you want a break, we have another one moving in once we hit friday and saturday. then as we roll into sunday, we're going to see a chance of evening rain and then it looks like a storm system next week could stall out for four days. so monday, tuesday, potentially wednesday and thursday, we're talking a couple inches of rainfall. very wet weather, it looks like, as we roll into next week's forecast. temperatures in san francisco remain in the 50s for those daytime highs and it looks the same through the inland valleys as well. 50s the next seven days and look at that, chilly 30s friday and saturday and sunday. very active. >> i like the hand warmer idea you suggested. >> those are good, right? you stick them in your pocket. >> my hands were freezing today.
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>> very well prepared. we have to get you some of those. >> thanks, jeff. we're back in a moment. ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪
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we told you earlier that steph is hot, making history tonight in new york city, becoming the nba's all-time leader for three-pointers. back here at home, the curry eat learn play foundation has started its annual 12 days of christmas with the curries event. today, they focused on the need to rebuild middle school sports programs hit hard by the pandemic. last weekend, they surprised students at the cross country championships with gear from under armour, and the oakland athletic league which runs school sports programs cut a check for $150,000. so who will the curries surprise next? you have to wait. we'll show you tomorrow at 6:00. >> that's pretty cool. up next here at 6:00, what could be done about the humming from the golden gate bridge? have you heard? san francisco has a plan.
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we know this is pretty to look at, but the golden gate bridge has a less attractive side. >> it's pretty obvious, when the wind blows, you hear this weird humming which is most of the time, obviously. it's a little on the creepy side. >> it's loud.
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>> the humming sound began last week when new slats were installed on the hand rails. engineers did some experiments and recommended adding rubb sleeves. the bridge district will decide whether to spend half a million dollars to quiet that hum. >> we'll check in with steph curry and be joined by libby schaaf, the three things she proposed today to fight back against crime. those stories and more coming up at our 7:00 news. >> up next, tomorrow is a major shipping deadline for the holidays. the question is, can companies deliver? what do you do if the goods don't get there in time? lester holt joins us from new york right now with some of the answers. breaking news tonight. e >> breaking news, a critical vote on holding mark meadows in contempt of congress. the house voting on referring meadows to the justice department for criminal charges for defying the january 6th
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