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freeway. traffic at a standstill for hours. who was hurt in the shooting. plus -- >> the season is over. it's now summer. >> summer is here for a day. bay area diners ditching the jackets. record heat and tracking changes about the weekend that could lead to increase in fire danger. dressed at delivery driver. breaking into homes. the warning for people in an east bay neighborhood. good evening. it's not july but it feels like it. summer-like temperatures across the bay area. we saw record breaking temperatures in many cities. san francisco was in the mid-80s. >> let's bring in rob. it got really hot in some locations. what's going to happen tomorrow? >> we're seeing all around the bay area, north bay, east bay
and south bay, new records today. around santa rosa, 92 degrees. oakland, 89. and downtown san jose, 94. as hot as it was during the day, having trouble cooling off right now. 70 in san jose, at 11:00. that's warmer than the high for this time of year. things slowly cooling down. we see changes for your friday. if you have outdoor plans for the weekend, i want to point out that we will be watching the rounds of gusty winds. saturday night into sunday morning, we could see the gusts over 50 miles per hour in the hill tops after all of the heat and the dry conditions in the last couple days. we'll talk about that and welcome rain chances returning on monday. and a forecast coming up in 12 minutes. >> a big change. thanks, rob. a lot of people are enjoying heat. this comes with concern about the drought and fire season.
what firefighters are already doing a month early. developing at this hour, the search is on for a driver and a deadly hit and run in san jose. it happened around 6:30 this evening. investigators say that two people walking were hit. paramedics did rush two to the hospital but they died. the victims' identities haven't been released. in the east bay, traffic is flowing again. but a few hours ago, it was a different story along 580 in livermore. this afternoon, it was a mess. our sky ranger overhead. look at the long line of cars. traffic was backed up for mile s. police officers corrected evidence after another shooting.
this is happening too often. >> reporter: tonight, agents with the california highway patrol special investigations unit are looking at what has become a common and sometimes deadly shooting scene on a freeway. the latest on 580 in liverpool. >> that worries me. it's close to home. >> reporter: she was a few miles and was stuck in traffic while 580 was shut down. chp says one person was injured. but declined interviews. the nbc bay area investigative unit mapped all of the shooting since 2019. in 2019, 82 shootings. 124 in 2020. and 178 in 2021. altogether, freeway shootings are up across the bay area by
170% in two years. >> it breaks my heart. >> dee dee grew up in the bay area. she knows there'scy in freeway shoshootings. today, she was stuck in the traffic, too. >> reporter: chp shut down the road here. we're on the las calinas overpass right now. folks were at a standstill for hours. chp investigators combed the freeway for shell casings and other evidence. dee dee tried to go on to side streets but thousands of commuter had the same idea and crowded the city streets. >> every road heading east was at a standstill. it was just crazy. >> reporter: her normal
four-mile-long, eight-minute drive from costco took an hour. alameda county district attorney says she is not filing charges against the police officers involved in the death of a man while in custody. mario gonzales died as alameda police were trying to detain him last april. body camera shows an officer with a knee to gonzales' for close to five minutes. they say drugs and other conditions were a factor. today, the d.a. says she cannot conclude that the officers were liable for all steps. the officers are on administrative leave. a man shot by police outside of a popular restaurant is speaking out tonight. he is filing a federalle civil rights lawsuit against the
police department. this surveillance video shows green taking a gun from a man inside a brawl. minutes later, police confronted and shot green at the front door of that restaurant. police say all they knew as they approached because that the man in front of them had a gun and refused orders to drop it. green con tepids he is actually a hero who disarmed a dangerous man and was given no chance to drop the gun before an officer shot him. >> i remember seeing my happened. >> are you able to walk on your own? >> no. i need a walker. >> the suit claims that police fired without warning. and this prevents him pr playing in the nfl. green will face no charges in this case. the department and is city declined to comment on the lawsuit.
tomorrow, a formal reception at the white house to honor the first black woman on the security. the historic vote happened today. the senate confirmed judge ketanji jackson. the yaes are 53. the nays are 47. and the nomination are concerned. >> vice president harris presiding over the vote. down the street, what you're seeing inside the white house, judge jackson was watching it unfold with the president. emotional images here released by the white house. >> overjoyed. deeply moved. there's so much about what's happening in the world now that's -- and we have a moment like this, that reminds us that there's still so much to accomplish.
>> we will hear from judge jackson tomorrow. earlier tonight, i spoke with a retired bay area judge who has broken barriers herself. >> having been the first african-american female judge in california, i will tell you, there's pressures. there's pressures on the first. this woman doesn't need advice from any of us because we've seen her through the fire. 30 hours of intense questioning. half of it hostile. race-baiting, disrespectful and insulting. look how she handled it. san jose mayor sam liccardo tweeted his congratulations to jackson. law school together at harvard. lily schaaf will be at the white house for judge jackson. the judge will be sworn in after
justice stephen breyer retires. late tonight, we learn that the first lady's press secretary is the latest person in d.c. to test positive for the virus. nancy pelosi says she tested positive. so did senators just hours after voting to confirm judge jackson to the supreme court. four bay area counties have the highest infection rate in the state. topping that list is san francisco, which is averaging 13 cases for every 100 people. it may be in part because many people are testing even if they're asymptomatic. the current numbers are a drop in the bucket compared to a few months ago. >> at the bay area, almost 20,000 cases a day in january. and now, we're talking about a couple hundred per day in the
bay area. >> doctors say the combination of high vaccine rates and rising booster rates and raising infections are combining to keep hospitalizations low. a warning for the east bay. watch out for a home burglar posing as a u.p.s. driver. this man has been caught on camera several times, ringing doorbells with a package in hand. investigators say he is going into the house and steals the valuables. you can see the damage there. he's burglarized two houses last friday. the man is believed to be driving a gray nissan moreno. enjoy the warm-up. with warm weather comes concerns about a drought and fire danger.
>> reporter: for many diners out in campbell, the summer-like night in april was more than welcome. >> ski season is over, bring on summer. >> reporter: restaurants say warm nights bring larger crowds. they are thankful to have the tents from the pandemic up for shade. and hope that outdoor dining lasts as long as possible. this couple was happy to get out with their dog once it was slightly cooler. >> when you're working from home, you need to get out and about. when the dog needs to walk. >> reporter: the high temperatures in the 90s, that also brings increased fire danger. cal fire has rehired the seasonal firefighters two weeks early, due to the lack of rain and hot weather. they were training in morgan hill today. one good thing about the heat is it prepares them for the real thing. >> this is great weather for us to be doing our training in. it gets everybody acclimated and used to the work we're doing in
the field. >> we're preparing for a big fire season. we have a better grass crop this year than last year. we could be seeing more initial starts to vegetation fires. >> reporter: today, the valley water district is asking people to conserve where they can. even if lawns dry up in the early april heat. >> we're going to the board to call to a mandatory limit of two days a week of outdoor irrigation. normally, we would push this program out into the summertime. >> reporter: in the south bay, ian cole, nbc bay area news. it's warm outside. 70 degrees in san jose. ahead, talking about cooler changes for the forecast. wind for the weekend and rain. back for the seven-day forecast. it's a tiny piece of metal that converts a handgun into a machine gun. we investigate gun switches and the role one may have played in
sacramento's mass shooting. and another sign of how hard it is to make it in the bay. where your home might have made more money than you did. episode six of our streaming series, "saving san francisco' is out. we go to jail and talk one-on-one with a homeless man accused of terrorizing a san francisco neighborhood. you can hear him in his own words. go to nbcbayarea.com/savingsan francisco. we're back in 60 seconds. and now most admired alum!
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automatic machine gun. >> reporter: this was a legal handgun before this small piece of metal called a switch was added on. that's it. this little piece. >> a machine gun. >> reporter: the i-team first telling you the fear. agents from the bureau of atf have seen these little pieces ending up in the wrong hands. >> gang members. >> reporter: atf showing us the power behind the little switches. being in possession of the switch is the same as owning a machine gun. it's the kind of modified weapon connected to last weekend's mass shooting in sacramento. >> in about two seconds, that weapon will be empty. so, if you're pointing it at a crowd of people, as you're driving by, the effect is going to be devastating. >> reporter: scott is a retired
senior executive with atf. >> 25 years ago you department see a lot of the clock switches or clock chips as they're sometimes called. now, there's so many of them for sale on the dark web. >> reporter: in 2019, the atf internet investigation center identified nearly 3,000 packages of these switches shipped to the u.s. under false customs declarations. according to this feeling, they were believed to be based in china. law enforcement tracked down and confiscated thousands of them coming into the country, including going into southern california. there's still hundreds unaccounted for. during the original story, the i-team reached out to glock, the manufacturer of the guns being modified. a company spokesperson told i-team in an e-mail, glock has been working with authorities to provide support. the switches coming into the u.s. are being made by other
companies, not glock, according to law enforcement. federal and local lawmakers have introduced legislation to toughen the laws around. he says it's time for prosecutors and judges to get tough. >> frankly, what has to happen is people will need to be made an example of. they will need to be prosecuted for this. >> reporter: lopez adds there has been some federal prosecutions. more says more need to happen. if anyone is tempted to buy the parts, they will face charges and potentially decades of federal prison. we're learning about a shooting near make merritt on lake shore avenue. the oakland police revealing that the shooting begn as a robbery. the victim died at the hospital. this is the third homicide on this same block since november.
>> it's troubling that we respond again to this area to violence. we made contact with our council member. >> more officers will be patrolling the area along the lake. he plans to hold a community meeting next week. turning to the crisis in ukraine. russia is suspended from the u.n. human rights council after a vote from the general assembly today. this following accusations that russia committed war crimes and continues to. 24 countries voting against the measure. 58 nations abstained. tonight, ukraine's president is accusing russia of using hunger as a weapon, as well. he says russia is blocking food and water from cities like mariupol. legendary rock band pink floyd is releasing new music for the first time in 30 years to
help the people of ukraine. >> this is the video for the single called "hey, hey, rise up." the band was inspired after ukrainian musician left his u.s. tour to join ukrainian art. did your house earn more money than you did last year? according to a study by zillow, the median home gained $229,000 in value last year. the median salary in san jose is $93,000. that means homes in san jose earned double what the average worker did. turn our attention to friday. a lot of things happening tomorrow. maybe not as hot. >> is tomorrow opening day? the camera we have out there
looking towards the outfield there. it's pretty nice and warm out there. as we show you the temperature, right now, at 11:00, it's almost 70 in san francisco. gametime, it's likely to be cooler. and all of the sea breeze through the afternoon. early afternoon starts, should be in the mid to upper 60s. the winds should be picking up 15 to 25 miles per hour. you will get a light wind. morning temperatures will be in the 50s and low 60s to start. lunchtime temperatures in the 70s. not the mid to upper 80s today. and the highs tomorrow should top out in the low to mid 80s in salon county. 77 in san jose that's not too bad. and in the 70s and 60s in oakland. temperatures will drop down. we'll see highs in the mid-70s
inland. 60s closer to san francisco. look out for the gusty winds. two periods of winds to watch, if you're in the north bay saturday morning, breezy at times. pay close attention to the areas in purple. santa cruz mountains, and out towards solano county could have gusts about 55 miles per hour along the hill. wind is the story of the weekend for monday. temperatures just drop down. 50s and 60s by monday. and a chance of seeing some spring showers coming back. the storm passing by the weekend, give us wind at times. by monday afternoon, the weekend will be dry with some gusty winds at times. late monday, there's a chance of showers passing through the bay area. this is cold enough, elevation above 6,000 feet, might see a dusting of snow. it's an incredible swing of weather. record highs and 90s today. and by monday, looking at temperatures below average. highs in the upper 50s and the
low 60s. a little windy out there for opening day. and the giants cooling and looking for the weekend. let's hope we get more of the spring showers. >> exciting couple days ahead of us. the falcon saga continues. annie's new boyfriend needs a name. still ahead, how you can help choose the name. happening now, san jose mayor's twitter account was hacked. the account was taken over. and social media account focused on selling nfts. the mayor has taken back the account but some of the nfts are still there.
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you might have heard the dramatic story of the falcons at u.c. berkeley. now, they want help naming annie's new mate. her long-time partner died after being hit by a car last week. but she quickly replaced him when she started to spend time with a new falcon the next day. he's been bringing annie food and keeping her three eggs warm. he needs a proper name. you can give your suggestion on the cal falcon social media site. apple tv will carry two games, the mets and the nationals and the astros versus the angels. you can watch them on a device that can play apple tv plus content. your iphone, ipad, game console. the giants first date with apple tv will be april 29th. a lot of things happening at
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bench. no steph curry. lebron james wasn't playing. but we have bam-bam. he is the k-pop star arriving for duty. 65 million social media followers. he did his thing at halftime. as for the game, the warriors/lakers, hello to clay thompson. this was the best game of the season for klay. he's rejected there. comes back to him. hits the three. the warriors off and running. fourth quarter,draymond green. the warriors beat the lakers. big news for the sharks. wilson is stepping down as general manager. he is battling an undisclosed health issue. the sharks made the playoffs 14 times and he really turned them into a model franchise. at the shark tank tonight, third period, logan couture with a goal.
calgary still led 3-2. that's really as close as the sharks would get. the flames win tonight, 4-2. interesting note about the 49ers. the star player, samuels, he's unfollowed the 49ers on instagram and scrubbed his account of anything 49ers-related. if you're following along, this is a new thing in sports if you're looking for a new contract with your current team. stay tuned. baseball news, happy new year. going to a game this season? you should. a's and giants. the season is here. this morning, the giants had a voluntary workout to prepare for tomorrow's home opener. this will be the first opening day with a full house since before the start of the pandemic. remember, no buster posey. he retired. tomorrow, 1:30, giants and marlins. the a's open up in philadelphia. when it comes to cybersecurity, the biggest threats don't always strike the biggest targets. so help safeguard your small business
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creatures. some from as far away as japan. but most of them are found in the monterey bay. >> a good place to go for spring break. the giants home opener, the home opener, the season opener, hours away, at 1:30. our coverage bright and early on "today in the bay." a live report starting at 4:30 a.m. they wake up early. complete coverage through the day on our website, nbcbayarea.com. it will be a little windy but a good day. >> 60s and the winds picking up. 89 by the ninth inning there. >> like we saw today. >> enjoy your friday. enjoy opening day for the giants and the a's. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart