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to get an up-close glimpse of "endeavour" was well worth the weight that for some lasted up to six hours. >> main engines ignite. >> reporter: it wasn't actually as action-packed as a space shuttle liftoff. >> i'm super excited. >> reporter: but it was enough for jaden who knew exactly what he wanted to see. well, a little help from mom. >> i want the airplane. >> reporter: and what else? >> the "endeavour" space shuttle. >> the "endeavour" space shuttle. >> it's a piece of history, i think. it's definitely the last time we're going to see any type of spacecraft out there in the public. >> they were among thousands of people who came to nasa ames two witness "endeavour's" last flight and to hear from heroes like steve robinson who flew on "endeavour" in its second to last mission in february of 2010. >> it's hard to describe what an incredible ride it is. it's kind of a combination of the most exciting ride and rush
you've ever been on combined with the most hardest, pressurized work you've ever done, all at the same time. >> reporter: for robinson, today's fly-by isn't the end of anything. >> it's the beginning of another era. look what we did with the space shuttle. the space shuttle is designed to build a speculation. what do we have now? a space station. >> everybody knows the hubbell space telescope. >> reporter: both former astronauts are hoping today's flights will inspire today's future astronauts. they've already got one of those in jaden. >> he told me from 3 years old, he wants to grow up and be an astronaut. >> reporter: and little jaden is well on his way. >> what do you want to be when you grow up? bigger. i got to eat my vegetables. >> reporter: absolutely adorable little kid there. now "endeavour" will be headed to its next permanent home in the california sci new england
ce -- live at moffitt field, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, stephanie. crowds gathered at crissy field earlier this morning to see the sight. "endeavour" making two pass by the golden gate bridge. there was silence from the field of hundreds of people as the shuttle came into view carried by a modified 747 on its way from sacramento. people got there before dawn to try and catch a piece of history themselves. it's being retired in southern california, as you heard her say. one woman said seeing it just made her feel proud. >> i think it just made me really proud of our country. and with everything going on overseas and all the negative stuff that we're getting hit with in the united states, it made me so proud again. >> the shuttle came in from the east and headed north before turning around to fly by the bridge. traffic on the span kept moving, though people did slow down to try and get a glimpse. now among those at crissy field today, a san francisco photographer whose photographs are shared all over the world on facebook.
today's photos of the shuttle no exception. phil legrew took nearly 400 photographs. he posted them to his facebook page and they were immediately shared. he felt proud that he could both share the images and that the shuttle came to the bay area. >> it's very satisfying. a lot of my facebook friends are photographers that i've met. and some are -- i came from the east coast. a lot are from the east coast. a lot have never been to san francisco. a lot of them have never seen the shuttle. a lot of times even high school classmates and people back home that had experienced some things, it's kind of fun to share with them and family. >> phil came prepared. during the last few days he studied climate reports to decide the best place to shoot. he cross crissy field because that way the golden gate bridge could of course be in the background. we asked for your photos as well. you came through for us. these are a few examples of the great work you did capturing today's historic flight.
if you have pictures you would like to send us, you can do so by using the #nbcbayarea. send them through twitter, you guessed it to of cour course @nbcbayarea. >> i took some on my house, on my roof. now the shuttle program has landed for good, it will be up to private enterprise to explore space. today governor brown signed a bill to give a boost to the space travel industry in california. it limits the liability for companies suffered by someone participating in space flight. the other event causing a traffic jam today, the release of the new iphone. hundreds of people across the bay area waiting in line overnight. our business and tech reporter scott budman has one, and i know you didn't wait overnight. >> well, it is a demo model from apple, yes. and raj, is it worth standing in line? we say this every nine months or so. if you're an apple fan, sure, camp out. it's got some new features, a faster process, a half-inch added on to the screen.
if all this doesn't dazzle you, no problem there are many other phones out there to choose from. as for apple, it's got another hit on its hands. the iphone 5 selling like crazy today, which was the first day you could get your hands on it. apple stores all over the bay area packed with people, many of whom camped out overnight so that they could get a good place in line. >> one, i like it because it's fun. i had my friends with me. and i don't know. people are just kind of all here for same thing. so everyone gets amped about everything. so we all wait in line. and then i get an iphone at the end of it. so i can't complain. >> so far the majority of reviews we've seen about the iphone 5 have been positive. we agree it does a lot of good things. but apple's newest model is not without its complaints. you may have heard about flaws in the company's new mapout. also some customers today telling us their phones came with scuff marks on them. >> here is how it looks and feels. a little different, a little
longer, a little thinner. >> it is a little thinner. it's a little different here. >> most of the features are similar to what you have on the 4s. >> does it arm the same way? >> it's a little faster. it has a faster chip and the apps are a little longer. it's lighter. >> so what do we do with this old relic? >> that you pass on to your son. >> is that the 4? you are so behind times. >> the entry model into the world of apple. >> i feel so embarrassed. >> all right. very interesting. >> thanks. >> you bet. >> well, cuts to staffing at san jose's police department is forcing the outgoing chief to move some officers out of the office and on to the beat. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is live. damian, is the new strategy working at this point? >> reporter: you know what? you can call it operation swarm, if you will, jessica, but that's basically what police are doing. they're swarming the streets with more patrol cars, and that might be part of the reason why we haven't had a homicide here in the last few weeks.
remnants of the police flares still sit on flanagan drive in san jose, scene of a shooting thursday night that injured two people. [ speaking spanish ] >> lorenzo says he had no idea there was a shooting in his neighborhood last night. the last few weeks have actually been quiet in san jose for homicides after a spike in august that saw eight murders in 11 days. >> whatever problem it, we're going to put the resources in to address it. >> reporter: and the chief did just that. he pulled detectives out of their desks and sent them to the streets to help patrol officers who were being outgunned. the strategy seems to be working. >> you know, the gang members that are out there understand that we are out there looking for them. and if they're engaged in illegal activity. that will be stopped and they will be arrested. >>. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: this san jose mother says she has seenmore officers on the streets lately. chief moore knows the increased patrols come at a price. burglaries are up, along wh other crimes, with no detectives
left to investigate them. >> you're robbing peter to pay paul. but paul is pretty important. and let's take care of the homicide issue right now and the gang issues. >> reporter: the chief knows the police swarm is not the long-term solution, but he needed more cops on the streets to fight back. and this swarm, if you will, is being paid with $800,000 in overtime money. that will last until the end of the year. whether they continue this program next year will be up to the new police chief. we're live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. . i'm marianne favro. with more americans diagnosed with alzheimer's at an earlier age, caregiver children are now in their 20s. coming up, i'll take a closer look at the impact on young families. and we have new details on president obama's trip to the bay area. it will be a concert. we'll tell you where and how much. and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. a bit of cloud cover today, and
also warmer temperatures. let's take a look. 76 in san jose, and mid- to upper 80s for parts of the east bay. if you're headed out to the giants game tonight against the padres, expect temperatures in the 60s. your full weekend forecast in just a knew minutes. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. decision 2012. presidential candidate mitt romney is on his way to the bay area. in fact, romney scheduled to touch down at sfo within this hour. once he arrives, he'll be driven to nearby hillsboro for a private fundraiser, and it's a pricey one. tickets as high as $50,000 per person. guests include former giants owner peter mcgowan and meg whitman. meanwhile, president obama will be back in the bay area for a fundraiser on october 8th. we have confirmed it will be a dinner and concert at san francisco's bill graham civic auditorium.
isn't getting any easier, but employment in the bay area is on the upswing. not a surprise for a lot of people. the unemployment rate dipped here in the bay area, just a bit, from 10.7 to 10.6% because of the booming tech industry, the bay area has been the strongest regional area in the state. both the south bay and the san francisco region in recent months have posted the fastest rate of annual employment growth in the entire country. meanwhile, economists at ucla release at report just yesterday predicting that california's economy will rebound even more slowly than previously anticipated. on this alzheimer's action day, we're taking a look at the growing number of americans diagnosed with alzheimer's before they even turn age 65. marianne favro is here to show us the impact they're having on their kids. we're talking caregivers in their 20s instead of 30s and 40s like it used to be. >> reporter: yes, here in the bay area, some of the children of alzheimer's patients are as young as 16. and for many, it is a difficult adjustment, because instead of
their mom or dad caring for them, they now must care for their parent. 26-year-old laura lucas of campbell is a young professional starting her career, but she has also been forced to take on an unexpected job, that of caregiver to her mom who has alzheimer's. >> she recognizes me. i can see it in her eyes that she knows me as a familiar face. i know that she doesn't know that i'm her daughter. >> doctors diagnosed her mother two years ago at age 56. >> i kind of thought that by the time i got to be this age, she would be somebody that i was spending most of my time with. and somebody that i could be counting on to help me through life's landmarks, relationship, some day marriage, some day babies. and it's tough knowing that she is not going to be there for that. >> reporter: and she is not alone. the number of children in their 20s who are now caring for parents with alzheimer's is growing. according to the alzheimer's association, 4% of the 5.4 million americans living with
alzheimer's were diagnosed before the age of 65. which is why the alzheimer's association now offers support groups for caregivers of patients diagnosed in their 50s. group facilitator erica smith knows the challenges. her own mother was diagnosed at age 52. >> i would spend about four nights a week over at my dad's house, helping take care of my mom. >> reporter: she says the toughest part is enjoying time with your parent, even though your relationship has changed. a tough adjustment for laura lucas, who has always considered her mom her best friend. >> and i need her advice so much. and i can't. it's ironically, the reason i need her advice is her. so that's the hardest part. >> reporter: new projections show over the next 20 years, the number of californians living with alzheimer's will double. marianne favro, nbc bay area news that. >> is a brave young woman. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. it was an exciting day for a lot of people.
i was up there on my roof. my neck was cranked. >> did you get a good view? >> i got a good view, but i don't think as good as your pictures. >> i was up there early. look how small the plane turned out in my photo there is the pacific ocean back there behind it. we know we got in a lot of other pictures that were extremely close. take a look at this from my facebook. this is wes who gave us this shot as it flew right over downtown san francisco. again, this marking the end of the 30-year space shuttle program with the "endeavour" piggybacked on the 747 today. the forecast just really came through just in time. we had these winds anywhere from 10 to 20 miles per hour, primarily out of the north. that not only warmed us up. this is 70s and 80s for the interior valleys, but it also cleared out the fog. let's take a live look at the camera on this friday. mid to high level cloud cover. even a it will humidity getting imported in. we're not expecting any rainfall with this one. the next 48 hours, what we're going to find is this area of
low pressure. we have been tracking now for six days. we just want this thing to get out of here because the storm tracks have really been all over the place each and every day. but the most important thing to remember as we head into your weekend, it's going to be taking more of this dryer storm track. we'll also have warmer air to the south. we'll be in between two different systems. 50s at the coastline. also a few 60s. but primarily an offshore wind on saturday. so that will give us anywhere from 70s to 80s. so it will be warm inland for the first part of your weekend. and as we head throughout sunday, we'll undergo slight cooling. but definitely not cold weather. with the up and down temperature swings, allergy forecast will stay from moderate to low for the mold category. daytime highs on saturday should top out right near our seasonal averages with 84234 san jose. 86 in morgan hill. also 79 in palo alto. and the warmest spot will be 87 in walnut creek. 88 in concord. also 86 in livermore and 84 in
pleasanton. for san francisco, 71 for you. double 7s in richmond. 75 in berkeley. 76 in oakland, and also 85 in santa rosa. your three-day forecast has fall arriving on saturday. and for the first full day of fall, temperatures do start to go down, but definitely not chilly weather. and then into monday, tuesday, and wednesday of next week, we'll find a round of some low to mid-80s. very comfortable. and really, right where we should be for this time of the year. so, again, we've been tracking that system that will be pushing in by sunday. and at this point, there is really a 5% chance of any kind of shower. so we're just calling for a little bit of morning fog on sundays. so all in all, real gorgeous weather today too. >> does fall start on sunday? >> saturday. >> oh, you've got to be kidding. it's unbelievable. >> it's wild. >> this year by has gone by fast, jeff. >> we went out with a bang in terms of summer today. >> we sure did. >> thanks, jeff. >> you're welcome. well, the long-lasting effects of exercise. not only seeing it around your
general motors is recalling more than 425,000 cars. a few different models are part of this recall, among them the 2008 through 2010 chevrolet malibus, the pontiac g 76's. the tabs on the transmissions may fracture and separate. simply put, it could ultimately lead to drivers thinking they put the car in park, but it's actually in another gear. gm says it will notify affected owners and deallers fix the problem. in health matters tonight, new research shows another way that exercising can benefit you. moderate exercise helps ease anxiety long after your workout ends. that's according to a study from the university of maryland.
a group of college students were asked to exercise or rest quietly and look at a variety of anxiety-stimulating photos. only the group who exercised was able to maintain low levels of anxiety when looking at the photographs. if you want to share it with the giants magic, we've got your answer in just a moment.
nbcbayarea.com. remember, get creative. send us your magic number pictures. and the giants as they close in on the division title that. >> take on the padres tonight in about 90 minutes. >> our secret weapon has always been jeff ranieri. he was always at the games and they would win. >> tim lincecum by mistake? >> all right. >> how are we looking? >> let's go ahead and take a look. we do have plenty of sunshine. temperatures will be in the 60s. and for this upcoming weekend, we'll have mid-80s inland saturday. and for sunday a little bit of cooling, but nothing major. it's going to be gorgeous as we head into fall on sunday. >> wow, we're here. thanks a lot, jeff. we'll see you again at 6:00. we'll leave you with one last look at space shuttle "endeavour." i'll get a build your own burger with something cheesy...