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nbc bay area news starts now. >> good morning and thanks for joining us, i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. changes need to happen now. that is the message from four former san jose police chiefs today. they are worried about the police accident from the department and crime rate. those chiefs are coming together and speaking only with nbc bay area's damian trujillo. damian, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning. let's get one thing clear, this was a political event. this was organized by the police union to have them endorse the supervisor for mayor, but when you have four former police chiefs talking about public safety in san jose, it's kind of something you want to listen to. former san jose police chiefs
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together this morning to sound the alarm. chris moore, tom wheatley, bill landsdown, and paul davis. >> we are not treating our officers the way you treat professionals. we are not there for them as a city to back them when they are injured in the line of duty. >> police chiefs can't be politicians, they must be committed to public safety, and they must have the ability to speak out, openly and honestly, about deficiencies they see with staffing levels and response teams. >> important to the department and you can't blame them. you know, you have to take care of your family. you can't live that way. >> you should be held accountable for the decisions that you make for the taxpayers that elected the person in charge. again, we do not have a strong bill. >> sam liccardo declined to be interviewed for this report, saying he wasn't going to debate public safety with former chiefs and credits the current chiefs for bringing crime down in san
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jose. but bill landowne says it may take years before it's back to normal. >> that's what this is about and it needs to be fixed quickly or you're going to lose these officers quicker than we've ever seen before. >> reporter: get the clarification on what happened this morning, we were under the impression we were expecting sam liccardo here for a live interview to respond to some of the chiefs' comments here on nbc bay area. turns out liccardo was unaware we were expecting him and looking back at our text message exchanges, it looks like we thought we agreed on a time, but not a location, we gave him that location at 5:00 a.m., but in fairness to sam, that's a very short amount of time to expect him to respond. live outside san jose city hall, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> damian, thanks. an investigation is now under way into the cause of a
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house fire in milpitas. flames broke out just a few blocks from 680 cal boulevard. the fire got so big, so fast, that they had to evacuate the houses around that home. firefighters did manage to keep the flames contained to that one house, which is now a total loss. no one was home at the time. all lanes of southbound interstate 280 back open after a deadly crash involving a wrong-way driver. the crash happened just before 1:00 this morning near the page mill road off-ramp. investigators say the driver of the car got on the freeway heading north but in the southbound lanes and hit another car. two people taken to the hospital, one died. it's not clear which driver was killed. a teacher and three special needs students recovering today after a car plowed into them on the sidewalk in san mateo, just blocks away from their school. police don't believe it was a e deliberate act.
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the driver also hurt, this happened yesterday in san mateo. the students were from hillsdale high on their daily walk through the neighborhood. no word on whether the driver will face charges. 13 years after the september 11th terrorist attacks on this nation, the emotions and the memories are still very vivid. today, millions of people across the country and around the world stopped to reflect and remember the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day. many people gathered at ground zero in new york. nbc's jay gray has the look from new york. >> reporter: as they have a dozen times before, millions pause today to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to honor the almost 3,000 that were lost. >> darlene e. flag. >> reporter: at ground zero, family members and friends read aloud the names of those who died that day. at the white house, a moment of silence marking the exact time of the first strike.
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then later at the pentagon, president obama with a message of survival and hope. >> 13 years after a small and hateful minds conspired to break us, america stands tall and america stands proud. >> reporter: proud of the sacrifice that the heros of united flight 93 made in this rural pennsylvania field, and proud that now 13 years later, the progress and recovery continues at ground zero. we're a glimmering new freedom tower and museum honoring the victims has replaced the rubble of the original twin towers, a powerful sign to the world that this city an our nation is back. that resiliency is defense to terrorism, a way to terrorists, you can hit us hard, but you're not going to destroy our confidence. >> reporter: or our commitment to the heros of that day. >> timothy d. beverly.
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>> reporter: yeah, live look at one world trade, the top of the building that so many call freedom tower here. it really stands as a testament to the strength and hope of not only the city, but our nation. at the base of that building, the 9/11 museum, which today is reserved only for family members and sponsors, but the plaza just outside that museum will for the first time on 9/11 be open to the public later this evening. thousands expected to be there to pay their respects. that's the latest live in new york, i'm jay gray, kris, back to you. >> certainly a day we all remember exactly what we were doing. in san francisco, mayor ed lee joined firefighters in a remembrance outside a mission district fire station. the department brought out fire trucks and rang what's called the last alarm with its fire bell. that signal honored fallen firefighters. the group then turned to salute the flag, which was raised and then lowered to half-staff for a moment of silence. the same ceremony played out at
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fire station s across the city. as long as she is the fire chief, the ceremony will happen every september 11th. >> it's an important time to reflect and to appreciate all the sacrifices that were made that day, the lives that were lost, all of our lives really were changed, so also the time to re-enforce what we do as first responders. like i say, we take an oath to serve and protect. there's a lot of dangers associated with that, so to be mindful of what we do. >> 343 new york city firefighters died in the response of the attacks on the twin towers. today's ceremony in san francisco included the reading of each of their names. the ray rice beating case prompted 16 female senators today to call for zero tolerance against domestic violence. in a letter sent to nfl commissioner roger goodell, they write, quali"we were shocked an disgusted by one of your players
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violently assaulting his wife and knocking her unconscious. we are deeply concerned that the nfl's new policy announced last month would allow a player to return after a short suspension." this comes after some groups called for the resignation of goodell. his office apparently did receive a copy of that video five months ago, showing the graphic attack by rice against his then-fiance, but goodell denies receiving it. the league has hired former fbi director robert mueller to conduct an independent probe of the rice issue. the final report will be made public. well known 49ers announcer ted robinson will miss the next two games after making insensitive comments about ray rice's wife jeané. the pac-12 network has ordered him to undergo sensitivity
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training. he said on knbr radio janay rice is partly to blame because she didn't speak up. the 49ers say those comments were offensive and no way reflect the views of the organization. robinson released a statement last night, "i want to unconditionally apologize for my comments the other day. as a professional communicator, i am responsible for my word. my choice of words was careless and does not reflect my true feelings about domestic violence." while the 49ers are taking swift action against the team's broadcaster, management is still holding off on a decision on player ray mcdonald. mcdonald is expected to play on sunday, despite a recent arrest for felony domestic violence against his fiance. he is expected to be in court to face charges nengs week. well, with all that, 49ers fans trying to get ready for a pep rally this afternoon, but as football season ramps up, so is back to school, and right now
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the wives of 49ers players chipping in to make sure bay area kids get what they need for the school year. steph, good morning to you. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, scott. great energy here. first of all, you see behind me the sunday night football bus, the broadcaster radio by donovan mcnabb and mark malone is happening in a little more than an hour, but on this side of me, we have a volunteer event and joining me is levi brand president. thanks for joining us. tell us what's going on here today. >> today we thought we'd bring together the big game opener, 49ers happen sunday, how about creatings energy at levi's, not only the sunday night football crew here, but what better chance to give back to the community, so we decided we'd take the opportunity to engage with teach for america, it's back for school time, as well as back to football time, so inside here we have thousands of backpacks stuffed with all sorts of school supplies, we've got
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players, players' wives, coaches, coaches' wives and our own team from levi's reaching out to the community. >> reporter: how important is this, levi's plaza, niners partnership, and the community, too. >> when it all comes down, it's fans, fans of levi's, the community, and the 49ers and we're about making sure we can connect those fans. 140-plus years ago, levi strauss, the very first check he wrote to the community was kids and school. a group called edgewood. here we are 100 years later plus an we're still giving to the community. >> reporter: must be a good feeling and here is where the collaboration started. >> absolutely. we all were curious why sour dough sam wasn't wearing levi's. they had this dinner and all of a sudden, yeah, we have sour dough in levi's and might have a stadium, as well. back then it was a dream, it was a vision, and today it's a
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reality. >> reporter: thank you so much, levi's brand president. a lot of excitement here. there's much more coming up, including the niners cheerleaders, so a lot of performances and more coming up in about 30 minutes or so. live in san francisco, stephanie chaung, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, laura garcia-cannon and christina loren will be inside levi's stadium tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 in the morning. tune into our 6:00 newscast, as well, raj mathai, jessica aguirre, live showing you the ins and outs to get you ready. >> that's a fun assignment. still ahead, why the hunt for the mountain lion that attacked a boy in the south bay may now be over. the rules of the road are about to change. the new bike laws that could make you drive differently. speaking of change, we have a major pattern shift ahead, but today, tomorrow, feeling very summer-like. temps way above average. as of next week, less than seven days out, we are tracking our
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first chance for september showers. stick around we'll tell you all about it when nbc bay area news at 11:00 comes right back.
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wildlife officials say they believe they killed the mountain lion responsible for attacking a 6-year-old boy in cupertino. the mountain lion was shot and killed yesterday near picchetti winery, close to where the boy was attacked on sunday. the cat displayed unusually aggressive behavior after dogs tracked it and chased it into a tree. wildlife officials say they had no choice to kill the cat. they could not relocate it because it had attacked a person. the mountain lion will undergo a full dna analysis to make sure it was, in fact, the cat responsible for attacking the 6-year-old and will be tested for rabies. just to be on the safe side, the trails in the cupertino mountains will remain closed for at least a few more days. san francisco's iconic flower mart could be a thing of the past. today the san francisco flower growers association will vote on whether to sell the flower mart to kilroy reality.
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opponents of the sale worry the company wants to buy the property to lease it to tech companies. kilroy reality has not explicitly said that's their plan. the benefit most employees receive if they work part-time, but that's going to change in california. governor brown yesterday signed a bill that requires businesses to provide workers with sick leave benefits. you accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. the law takes effect next july. california now the second state in the country to require paid sick leave. get ready to scoot over, we're talking about sharing the road with even more people starting next week. that's when the new law goes into effect. it's called the three-foot law for safety. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd reports. >> when you're driving, you've got to be a lot more careful. >> reporter: careful is the word taxi driver ruben ray likes to use when he talks about sharing the road with people on bikes in marin county. >> i think there should be more
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bike lanes. >> reporter: for some cities, bike lanes are the answer, but when the lanes aren't there, drivers have a new law to contend with. starting next tuesday, california drivers must give people on bikes enough space when passing them on the road. >> if you're passing a person on a bike, you need to give them at least three feet of space to ensure you're not buzzing by them, you wouldn't hit them with some part of your vehicle. >> reporter: and if you cannot pass them, which is often the case on market street in san francisco, you have to keep your distance until it's safe to pass. >> we're really trying to do here in san francisco is to get protected bike lanes so that you don't have to be interacting so much between people driving and people biking. >> reporter: up to 40% of all fatal bike crashes are caused by unsafe passing and those crashes usually take place when bikes get hit from behind. >> i've had definitely close calls. >> reporter: she rides a bike
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and she drives a car. she sees the law from two different perspectives. >> the scariest thing that happens to me is when i'm in a bike lane going through an intersection and there's a car to the left and don't have their turn signal on but make a right-hand turn. >> reporter: cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> so three feet, give them a wide berth. now let's go to meteorologist christina loren. hi, there. you say maybe rain soon. >> maybe, maybe, maybe. it's actually looking better. we are on the optimistic side of maybe this morning. 70 degrees for the peninsula right now. 73 degrees on the east shore. 69 degrees in san francisco. it's not even lunchtime yet. 71 degrees in the north bay. so let's get right to it, because we do have interesting weather elements happening right here, right now, and those san francisco giants, they have a day game, 12:45 first pitch. temperatures are going to be warm, in the 70s. you can already see people out there getting ready to take
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their seat, but what you'll really notice from this live picture at at&t park, these flags not getting much pickup whatsoever and that is the weather story of the day. high pressure comes in, compresses everything. we have no movement out there, and as a result it is a spare the air day across the bay area. also, even with all that haze out there, we still have an 8 uv index. you want to remember that today, lots of sunscreen and limit outdoor activities if you can through the next few hours. that's when you're really going to risk burning. 15 minutes or more, that will do it without protection. 89 degrees in the south bay, warmer along the peninsula, 88 degrees. we'll hit 81 degrees before the day is done. in san francisco, and a warm day coming your way out in the north bay at 96 degrees for you. 84 on the east shore. sunny and hot, meanwhile, for those of you who live on the tri-valley side of the bay area. that's where it's going to be
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very hot. the good news is, though, temperatures are going to ease as we get into your all-important weekend. much more comfortable conditions for you for both saturday and sunday. let's start on the peninsula. tomorrow, 86 degrees. we'll be down to the low 80s for saturday and sunday. that's looking good. we want to show you the north bay, temperatures fall from the mid # 0s to low 90s over the weekend and also looking good on the east shore, from the 80s to the 70s throughout your saturday and sunday. for the south bay and san francisco, temperatures are going to be warmer than average until we get into this weekend, then they'll start to hit the average highs. after that time, though, the numbers drop like a rock. let me show you what's coming our way through next week. you can see the showers come up from the south, they move to the north and the best chance right now looks like thursday, early thursday, late wednesday for here in the bay area. very promising to see that this time of year. we're hoping for it, we're going to let you know, i'm watching this thing like a hawk. back to you guys.
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>> very good. up next, unraveling a mystery. the underwater phenomenon that may be threatening the bay area's oldest delicate oyster industry. plus, the spectacle in so cal that had neighbors gawking for hours.
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pending closure of the drake's bay oyster company in west marin is expected to put a serious dent in our local oyster production, but there could be another threat to the industry, this time from mother nature. >> we show you how researchers are using another bay area oyster farm to study climate change. >> reporter: there's nothing like breaking into a fresh oyster, whether you've slurped a million of them, or your first one. for over a century, the calm meandering waters in west marin county have yielded these watery delicacies. >> make some amazing dishes with these. >> reporter: at the hog island oyster company in marshall -- >> got to remember everything here is live in the shell. >> reporter: the co-founder is
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up to his elbows in shells and science. >> it's a science to try to figure out how to farm with nature, all the while dealing with the marine environment. >> it's changing in that environment that have him worried. recently, west coast hatcheries that sell him lar va have mysterily collapsed. those problems are clouding the water of the delicate oyster industry, already struggling to meet demand. >> when you have a product and it takes two, three, five years to grow out, you're affected for up to five years. >> reporter: scientists are closely watching the phenomenon that's known as ocean acidification. >> when we generate carbon dioxide that gets put into the atmosphere, the ocean soaks that up like a sponge. >> reporter: this researcher of the bodega bay marine laboratory is studying how a rise in ocean acid levels is impacting
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shellfish. >> we've raised oysters in the laboratory and what we see is those oysters are smaller and they also have thinner shells. >> reporter: the laboratory has teamed up with hog island to monitor the water the company uses to grow and store its oysters. >> we monitor temperature, sa lidty, oxygen, ph. >> reporter: scientists supply sawyer with instant information about the quality of his water. >> we hand that information to them so they can actually make changes in the water supply. >> reporter: while sawyer hasn't experienced a collapse like the hatcheries, he has recorded days where the bay's water chemistry has shown higher than normal acid levels, a symptom scientists say is an indicator of climate change. >> we can talk all day long about whether climate change is occurring or not, but this is a component of climate change we know is happening, we're seeing it happening. >> reporter: chemical adjustments to the water can counteract the rising levels, but sawyer still worries about the future and whether farms
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like his will survive. >> we've got to be planning for the future. >> reporter: nbc bay area news. >> some uninvited guests showed out outside a home in southern california. mama bear and her cub were spotted roaming around a yard in monrovia yesterday. they helped themselves to some snacks and then climbed up a tree after fish and wildlife officials showed up. the cub appeared to be about a week old. so cute. officials wouldn't frank quillize the bears because the mother may still be nursing. it's unusual for bears to roam so far south from the mountains during the day. the bears finally headed back into the wilderness around 10:00 last night. bear hug is all you need to make your day, especially from a panda. check this out, a panda club did not want to let go of the zookeeper's leg, he grabs hold at this research based in southwest china. the man gently pries the cub off
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him. this is a conservation center that helps protect the endangered species. >> that's what it was like every time we left the house when the kids were little, right? >> it was. so, one breakdown and another to go in the oscar pistorius murder trial. the olympian may have been cleared of premeditated murder, but find out why his legal troubles aren't exactly over yet. and one day after president obama tells america why the country must help destroy isis, the skepticism today, why when nbc bay area news at 11:00 returns after the break.
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cleared of premeditated murder, that was the verdict today in the murder trial of south african olympian oscar pistorius, but he is not out of the woods yet. the judge delivered part of her verdict today, the rest of the verdict comes tomorrow. >> and that's what's going to determine whether pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide. nbc reports from pretoria.
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>> reporter: it is getting no less dramatic. the judge started delivering her verdict, and in the process giving her opinion on the evidence she's heard during the trial. oscar pistorius sobbed when she said that he was a poor and evasive witness, but she lastly sided with his version of events, believing him when he said he had no idea it was his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, behind the bathroom door when he fired four bullets through. he said the prosecution's case was largely circumstantial. >> the evidence failed to establish that the accused had the requisite intention to kill the deceased, let alone with premeditation. >> reporter: as she clears pistorius of premeditated murder and murder, then turned to culpable homicide, which is pretty much like involuntary manslaughter. if pistorius believed there were intruders in the bathroom, he had other choices. he could have gone to the balcony and shouted for help, he could have dialled for security,
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but he didn't, and in doing so she said pistorius was negligent. using that word negligent seems to indicate that the judge is going to deliver a guilty verdict of culpable homicide, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years, but she didn't get that far. before she could, she abruptly adjourned court, saying it would continue tomorrow. nbc news, pretoria, south africa. well, america will go wherever it takes to destroy the terrorist group islamic state, including syria, that's what president obama said in a primetime speech to the nation last night. today lawmakers reacting to the president, asking their support, but not their permission to go after isis. nbc's tracie potts has the latest. >> we will not get dragged into another ground war in iraq. >> reporter: but we will go after isis in iraq and syria, the president warned. >> if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. >> reporter: the president sending 475 more military
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advisers to iraq, air strikes, but no ground troops, is a tricky strategy, critics say. >> they are in a combat situation. to say they are not is, obviously, untrue. >> reporter: his plan includes support from other mideast countries. secretary of state john kerry is overseas meeting with officials from saudi arabia and bahrain today. >> i look forward to our conversation. >> reporter: speaker john boehner said he'll back arming syria's opposition but there's concern some of those opposition groups may be working with extremists. >> we have to be very careful vetting these individuals and what type of weapons we give them. >> reporter: president obama made the case the u.s. must destroy isis to keep america safe. >> our own safety, our own security depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation and uphold the values that we stand for. >> reporter: and he's doing it without asking congress for permission first. some lawmakers say a vote for support without full authorization just isn't enough.
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tracie potts, nbc news, washington. in other news, heavy rain hit northern japan today, prompting evacuations for thousands of people living near the overflowing rivers. the torrential rain flooded roads and brought transportation to a halt, including trains and planes. the storm dumped close to four inches of rain per hour overnight in some areas. unstable weather expected to continue throughout the day. no injuries, though, have been reported. a deluge of rain caused troubles in central indiana, as well. in indianapolis, drivers plowed through flooded streets. fire crews were called in to help folks who couldn't make it through. as many as three inches of rain fell in some parts yesterday. they will get a break today. forecast calls for a cloudy sky, but no rain. thousands of people who got money from the federal government after hurricane sandy may have to pay it back. after the storm hit, fema handed out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid and now the agency says about 4,500 people who got
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the money shouldn't have, and fema wants that cash back. they are asking around 850 people to return the money. the average demanded refund is about $7,000. about half of the homes under scrutiny reported an annual income of $30,000 or less. experts say fema's company to recover overpayment typically involves accidental violations of eligibility rules rather than outright fraud. bill and melinda gates pledging a record amount of money to fight ebola in west africa. the foundation set aside $50 million. most of the money will go towards united nations groups and international organizations working to contain the virus. additional funds will go to firms researching new vaccines, treatments and technologies to fight ebola. $50 million is the most money the foundation has ever donated in response to a health emergency. the actor best known for
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playing jaws has died. richard keel was taken to a fresno hospital with a broken leg last week. not clear whether his death was connected to that injury. he died three days shy of his 75th birthday. the 7'2" actor played in dozens of movies, even published an autobiography and co-starred with adam sandler in "happy gilmore." some analysts say doug ford, who is a council member, could step in and take his brother's place. you might remember rob ford is in the hospital recovering from a removal of a tumor in his abdomen. the health scare raises the possibility that ford will withdraw from the upcoming mayoral election. toronto city council stripped ford of most of his powers after he admitted to smoking crack in a drunken rant. a series of bold crimes plaguing the south bay. police need your help. details straight ahead. and the bay area community
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that is making a difference in saving every single drop of water they can. we actually have a slight chance for showers in the forecast. not before we see another round of triple-digit heat for some inland valley spots. your full microclimate forecast is just moments away.
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new clues today as who might be responsible for snatching jewelry off the neck of more than a dozen victims in sunnyvale, police releasing these pictures of one of the possible suspects running from the scene in a car that may have been used by the robbers.
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the crimes took place in several locations throughout the city. in each case, one or two suspects walk up to the victims, rip necklaces off their necks. twice the suspects had guns. all but one of the victims were women. the trial against the man accused of killing a morgan hill teenager has been put on hold until november. antolin garcia-torres pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped and killed a 15-year-old sierra lamar in 2012. he was diindicted in february. his dna was found on her clothes, but her body has not been found. san francisco is one step closer to a new plan to help young refugees obtain legal counsel. immigrant rights supporters joined san francisco leaders yesterday, they are seeking legal counsel for the thousands of undocumented children in san francisco who are now facing immigration proceedings. supervisor david campos is among those who back the plan.
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he says he understands their experience firsthand. >> i think that many of you know about my own personal story, how i was born in guatemala and my parents brought me here at the age of 14 undocumented. >> a committee approved the ordinance yesterday. san francisco will now provide more than $1 million for a new legal fund to help undocumented children. that measure goes before the full board next tuesday. get ready for an annual bay area tradition, ed lee announced yesterday the return of fleet week, a time when the bay area pays tribute to our men and women in uniform. it's also a time to tour navy ships on the san francisco bay. of course, the return of the blue angels, as well. this year san francisco using fleet week as a reminder about disaster preparedness. >> it's become important that people in neighborhood emergency response teams, people working at the hospitals, they know
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their counterparts in all the different militaries as if a big event happens, what are they supposed to do, who do they work with, all of this is what we emphasize today as being quite meaningful and part of the way we should run the city. >> san francisco, of course, has a rich naval tradition. so many bases. fleet week runs from october 9th until the 13th. the call for water conservation finally seems to be getting through, especially in the bay area, numbers are even more impressive. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez takes us to livermore, one of the state's top water savers. >> reporter: they are messages spoke from the bay area finally seem to be taking note of, the california state water resources control board says bay area residents slashed water use by an average of 13% in july. the city of livermore is among those leading the way. >> you rarely say to people in the united states or california that you could run out of water and have nothing. and that, i think, threat or
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possibility might have been what got people's attention. >> reporter: livermore's assistant public works director said running dry was a distinct possibility as the state threatened to cut the city's water allocation to zero, so they launched an aggressive campaign. >> basically, a very simple message, cut your outdoor use by 50%. >> watering is allowed now two days a week. robo calls, door hangers, warning letters, and recycled waste water have all been part of the mix. the city even has a hotline for residents to report water wasters, all measures that have led to a whopping 35% cut in livermore's water usage. >> we've really worked hard, and it's, you know, good to see that it's paid off. >> reporter: livermore park and recreation district is doing its part, letting much of its lawns go brown and has plans to roll out more synthetic turf fields. >> we don't have to water that
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grass, it will be available to the kids year round. >> reporter: but it's the city's residents that are really making the difference. this family has cut back dramatically. lawns are brown, the fountains dry, and pots are now a permanent fixture in the family shower. >> i have to empty them on the dry spots on our lawn. we've cut back our watering program. doesn't look pretty when it's this brown, but it will grow back. >> reporter: jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> they say the brown is the new green. >> i've heard that. haven't heard the pot idea, makes sense. all right, let's check in with regular rain water and christina loren. good morning. >> good morning, can you believe that, right on time, right on time. as we get into the month of september, i am actually tracking two opportunities for rain. now one comes in next week, we get a better chance for the first official week of october, and that is more promising, but wait until i show you your future cast moments away.
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let's start with what's happening right now. thick fog this morning, keeping temperatures way down in places like half moon bay, where we still have a little fog right now. take a look at the temperature there, 63 versus 81 way out in the tri-valley, where temperatures are really warm as we have strong high pressure firmly in place. this is where we're going to end up later on today, 89 degrees for the south bay. the east shore is at 84 degrees. the hot spot, the tri-valley at 98 degrees. meanwhile, 97 degrees for the north bay. bless you, kris. as we head throughout the next couple days, temperatures stay hot and then they ease for the weekend. and we have a really good looking weekend, because all things in perspective, right, this is our last, two weekends left of summertime, but this is the last warm one. next weekend will be below average. if you want to hit the beach, those days are numbered. look at the numbers for saturday and sunday. upper 80s in the south bay. then you'll notice next week, temperatures continue to drop
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off. well, we've got a little area of low pressure on the way. look at this thing. it actually is packing some pretty impressive moisture totals and about 10:30 on wednesday night, we could get a little bit of precipitation. actually, up to about 30% to 40% of this chance, mostly impacting areas in the east bay and in the south bay, but this looks really good. and typically here in the bay area we get our first rainfall by september the 30th. like i said before, this isn't the only chance that we're tracking. we have another round potentially on the 3rd through the 6th of october. i'm getting excited about it. as you know, we need it and i'm going to be watching closely. we know you want it as much as we do. back to you, scott and kris. >> all right, thank you. tried to hold that one in. i could not. could it be the wonder weight loss drug? the feds just approved a new pill. plus, everything you need to know about apple's new payment
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system. we'll show you exactly how it works and we'll dive into whether or not it is more secure than swiping your credit card in person. here's a look at what's coming up next, "access hollywood lye," followed by "days of our lives" on nbc bay area.
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well, for only the third time in a decade, new weight loss pill has been approved by the food and drug administration. contrave is for people who are obese or struggle with weight-related health problems, like diabetes. in clinical trials, those who took contrave lost 2% to 4% more than people taking a placebo. the swedish company that developed mine craft is reportedly up for sale. it could sell for $2 billion.
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microsoft apparently is interested and is in discussions with the company, who developed mine craft in 2009. the game has sold more than 50 million copies since then. he says he created a game he wanted to play himself and the success is through a combination of skill, luck, and timing. >> huge among 12-year-old boys. big event on tuesday, apple introduced apple pay, vowing it's going to transform mobile payments. >> so, how does apple pay work and what does it mean for consumers and apple's rivals? cnbc's mary thompson explains. >> reporter: a new iphone and a new business for apple. >> our vision is to replace this. >> reporter: ceo tim cook aiming to replace your wallet with apple pay, a mobile wallet. this lets an iphone 6 user scan his thumbprint before they tap
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and go or waive a purchase with their phone made possible with an application called nfc, the transaction made more secure, because it's not your credit card information stored on the phone, it's a scrambled set of numbers representing your data. >> we have all kinds of protections, we think it's a safe, secure way to do it. >> reporter: mastercard, along with visa, american express, and a number of banks will partner with apple. expecting to recover the fees through higher transaction volume. apple's not the first with a mobile wallet. google wallet has been around for a couple of years but resistance from retailers, among other things, slowed its adoption. so apple's bringing retailers onboard, partnering with macy's, mcdonald's, and others. >> in the end, the retailers are still responsible for anything that happens at their site. but because apple's turning the
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credit cards into tokens, there's much less risk that anyone can breach a retailer and get a credit card from them. >> reporter: still, only a fraction of u.s. stores will accept apple pay for now. analysts see that number rolling quickly, thanks to a rollout of new point of sales systems that will accept the transactions, as well as consumers' adoption of mobile payments. >> if consumers agree to the concept of mobile wallets, get used to it, start using that platform, that's going to be great for paypal and google wallets. >> reporter: meaning apple pay could pay off for apple's rivals, as well. mary thompson, cnbc business news. well, up next, how a man's love for dogs helped him skyrocket to the top of the "new york times" best sellers list. coming up friday, the judge in the oscar pistorius murder trial set to finish reading her verdict. that for you live. plus, savannah continues on maternity leave, we'll wrap up
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guest co-hosts with maria shriver here on "today".
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and welcome back. let's get one final look at the weather with christina. >> looks a lot better from the air-conditioned indoors. let me tell you right now. 89 degrees for today in the south bay. 81 in san francisco. microclimate separation, hotter tomorrow, then those numbers start to come down just in time for the weekend, getting into next week, feeling comfortable. all of a sudden we get into wednesday and rain on the future cast model. not going to happen for sure. 30%, 40% chance. we're pretty excited about it. after all, this could be kicking off an unusually rainy season.
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>> hoping for it. not when we're outside personally. the best burrito in san francisco can lay claim to that title. >> they are the winner of a nationwide challenge. the website started with 68,000 burritos from across the nation, then with the help of food experts and yelp ratings they narrowed it down to 64. they went head to head in a burrito bracket. the judges specifically cited the dorado burritos, which are griddled golden brown with crispy, juicy ingredients. >> i know what we're having for lunch. >> something says burrito. >> special treat for dog lovers, as well, right? >> photographers who love the subject matter and showed us the remarkable results when dogs hit the water. >> i've seen this. >> reporter: jacob shows us this pet photographer.
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>> reporter: when you love your pets, you take their picture. you love them so much, you take pet pictures for a living. >> people said you should photograph weddings. i'm not a wedding photographer, i'm a dog photographer. >> reporter: it was hardly the best paying job. >> cash flow was a couple hundred bucks. >> reporter: then seth met a dog named buster who didn't like land. >> he started jumping in immediately and the owner was so upset. buster wasn't upset. i said, wait a second, let's see what's happening here. >> reporter: that day the definition of pet pictures took a plunge, a crazy, cute, playful, and sometimes terrifying plunge. >> i thought, this is what i want to do every day. >> it wasn't easy. 2,000 pictures to get duncan the pug to look like this, but millions of online views later, seth signed a book deal and the struggling pet photographer became a "new york times" best selling author. >> living in a movie, man,
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living in a movie. >> reporter: and now -- >> first time in the water for this puppy. >> reporter: that movie -- will get a prequel. underwater puppies is, well, puppies underwater, learning to swim, dive, grin, and just be, a special treat for dog lovers. >> i've seen my dog go underwater like that and wondered what it looks like from that view. now i know. >> reporter: now you know. >> now i know. >> reporter: and seth knows it wasn't really his idea. >> i really can't take too much create for that. it's the dog. >> reporter: it was buster's idea, the dog who wouldn't sit behind the book that became a hit. and now the prequel that promises pet picture paradise. jacob rascone, nbc news, los angeles. >> i want it so bad. >> love it. >> have a great day, we'll see you tomorrow.
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. today the national organization of women has called for nfl commissioner roger gh goodell to resign. two passionate opinions. and on the set of booty. >> have you seen it? >> no. >> you will not believe what you're going to see. >> if you've got it, flaunt it. >> and odd couple alert. "access hollywood live" starts right now. welcome to


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