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definitive cause of death for another inmate, 33-year-old walter roaches who was found dead in his cell monday. the report did say there was no sign of foul play or acute injury. still no definitive cause of death, and it could be weeks before an exact cause of death is determined. you can download our nbc bay area app. it's free. you can get the latest news right to your smartphone. so can the county be trusted to pick the right ambulance company? santa clara county, many say the new plan could create more problems than it solves when it comes to questionable wait times. damon trujillo with the story you'll only see on nbc bay area. >> reporter: cities and fire departments across the country say they want a seat at the
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table and provide input on what the new ambulance contract should include. the county will listen but the san jose fire department has to improve its response time. a fight is brewing over how a new ambulance contract should look in the county. >> one that has been taken off the table is the possibility of a public/private partnership. >> reporter: that was from the fire chiefs association that urged the county to be inclusive and accept ideas from the cities it serves as it finalizes its request for proposal. >> it is really just a draft. >> reporter: the county executive says the board of supervisors will take up the issue tuesday. one concern the board has is the san jose fire department continues to miss its response time standards. that standard is to get to a call under eight minutes. smith says the department is missing the mark 30% of the time. >> only having 70% responsive
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time puts the citizens of san jose at risk, and that's not good. >> reporter: firefighters confirm those are the numbers they've seen. >> we're concerned, too. we've been working extremely hard over the past year or two to make changes to our responders. >> 33-year-old male with abdominal pain. >> reporter: they say last month they made it making it 90% of the time. san jose suggests the county needs to look at its own response times. >> our firefighters and paramedics are at the scene long before the ambulance gets there. they're already there. >> reporter: it's a fight that is bound to simmer. now there seems to be a disparity in those response time numbers. i got an e-mail from the city saying the fire department is in the 80 percentile not in the 70 percentile except for august when they did meet that 90%
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mark. so some disparity with the numbers. the firefighters say they simply need more boots on the ground, hiring more firefighters to make sure they're able to respond to a lot of those calls. 25 new cadets in the current academy, 25 in the next one. they hope they are on their way. we're live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area. our investigative unit has been looking into ambulance wait times over the last year. if you'd like to see our latest report, go to nbcbayarea.com. it's one of the top stories. september showers falling across most of the bay area today. it's certainly a welcome change, and here is what it looked like in oakland. people breaking out the umbrellas, turning on their windshield wipers. now let's check out the radar on the right. you can see some green over the bay area. nbc bay area's chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is here with more. jeff? and that was great news this morning with that forecast change, the storm lifting more to the north which did give us areas of showers up into marin,
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napa and sonoma counties. san francisco and the east bay. you can see this impressive stream of subtropical moisture we've been tracking the past couple of days and that's the main reason why this rainfall held up enough to give us some rain drops. now i want to take you into the rainfall totals. we had the most here across san francisco. again, it's not much but a soaking rain at least helped to lower that fire danger. .06 of an inch in hayes valley, sunny side and westwood park coming in at .05 of an inch. more down the peninsula with .04 of an inch. across contra costa we did pick up .04 in lafayette down to the hayward hills, .02 and then checking in right now with .04 back into livermore. on the radar there's not a ton left right now, but we are not done with our chances of showers. in fact, two more chances over the next five days. i'm detailing that in about five
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minutes. you've heard the predictions, a major el nino due this winter bringing lots of rain. this is what el nino did back in 1998. you can see here when the creek overflowed. a bay area city plans to clean up before the rain hits with hard work and web-based technology. our business and tech reporter scott budman is in palo alto next to a creek set to be cleaned up. >> reporter: the creek has fl d flooded here in palo alto in the past. city officials say they want to avoid that this winter and will soon put a plan into place. they know all about flooding here along the creek. >> about here was the line. you could still see the mud. >> reporter: so this winter they want to avoid it even if we do get a big el nino rain. palo alto will soon kick off a multipronged cleanup effort to do what it can to keep local
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businesses and homes as dry as possible largely by removing debris and trimming back dead branches. >> we go through streams throughout the county to clean up trash, maintain vegetation, maintain the banks for erosion and do what we can so when the winter rains do come the streams are flowing. >> reporter: the city plans to go high tech to get the word out launching a new website at the end of october to better warn locals of possible flood conditions using sensors placed along the creek. >> taking advantage of new technology, new hardware that's in the creek and upstream of the creek looking at rain. we are getting people and emergency responders more advanced notice of when we believe flooding will occur. >> reporter: this creek flooded back in 2012 and in 1998. the county says it hopes work
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done over the next few weeks will avoid flooding this year. palo alto city officials say they will release more on their plans keeping residents safe this winter in mid october. scott budman, nbc bay area news. if you've been driving around you know the rains are dangerous with these first rains. 880, you can see pretty packed there. the coliseum is on the left. 101 and san jose on the right. moving pretty good but still lots of traffic. people are going slow. chp even tweeted out around noon today, we lost count on how many crashes we've had. so, please, #slowdownintherain. it's a chilling account, new details about what led up to the shooting that killed an artist in west oakland. that artist was working on a mural yesterday when the shots rang out. today his family and friends gathered at the scene for a vigil.
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jodi hernandez is live at the oakland police department. jodi, you spoke with someone who witnessed the shooting. >> reporter: i did. he's a friend and a fellow muralist, and he is absolutely haunted by what he saw. tonight he is sharing what he remembers, what he calls an unprovoked and senseless attack. >> just turned around and killed him. >> reporter: it's a scene that plays over and over in javier's mind. he was up on a scaffolding painting a community mural yesterday morning in west oakland when his friend and colleague, antonio ramos, was shot and killed by a man walking by. >> antonio told the guy, what are you doing? why are you doing that? why are you doing that? and the guy turned around and shot him. >> reporter: shocked and terrified, he says he called 911. he says the shooter stayed calm. he says, he didn't even run. >> he just walked away. with no remorse.
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no nothing. he just walked away. >> reporter: this morning ramos' parents and loved ones visited the site where the shooting took place. artists say they've made a promise to the family. >> we'll continue. the family has requested that we finish the mural. we are going to honor that and we're going to dedicate the mural to antonio and his life. >> reporter: they want the man who stole his life caught. he says the callousness of it all is tough to comprehend. >> he's a menace to society. he's at-large and he's dangerous, and i hope he gets caught and brought to justice. >> reporter: now police here in oakland say they are working on some leads, but so far nothing to share with the public. meanwhile, artists tell me they plan to resume working on the mural on monday. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area
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news. it is a step towards rebuilding after the deadly valley fire destroyed some 1,200 homes. today the epa spent the day in middletown looking for toxic items left behind in the rubble of those burned out homes. that's before the bulldozers finally come in. marianne favro where three wineries and a nonprofit are joining forces trying to raise cash for those poor folks. >> reporter: and they certainly need it, jessica. you can see that the fund-raiser is already under way. you can hear the music and about 200 people will come out here tonight to enjoy a barbecue and a nice pizza oven and music and wine. tonight alpha omega and the napa valley wine festival are joining forces to help the fire victims. those victims have a long road ahead. that road began with epa crews coming in to remove hazards. epa crews used radiation
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detectors to check the air surrounding several scorched homes in middletown today. once an area is cleared, they combed through debris looking for household products that could put cleanup crews at risk. one of the things epa crews are looking for are heaters like this that may still have propane tanks inside them. they didn't have to look far. not only did they find propane tanks but also paint cans and other household products that could be dangerous. >> the thing that scares me the most are any compressed gas cylinders that didn't vent as they were supposed to when consumed in a fire. >> reporter: in the next month epa crews expect to search more than 1,200 homes destroyed by the valley fire. sharon dawson lost her historic home built in 1880. >> i got out with my animals. i got out with my family. >> reporter: somehow her bird house survived the inferno. sharon considers it a symbol of hope. she also welcomes the epa crews.
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she sees this process as a first step toward rebuilding. >> i've been here 28 years. you know, it's a house and stuff, but this was a community like you cannot believe. you really can't. i'll be back. >> reporter: and many others say they will also rebuild, but they need help to do that, and that's what this fund-raiser is all about tonight, all of the proceeds from tonight will go directly to the fire victims through two charities, lake county rising and up valley family center. if you would like more information on how you can help, just go to nbcbayarea.com. reporting live in st. helena, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. a rare marine mammal is washing up on california beaches in large numbers, and it has researchers concerned the ocean's temperature is causing it.
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facebook's sheryl sandberg calling out corporate america, that it would take over 100 years for women to equal men in executive jobs. the reason women aren't making it coming up. new information about a body
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found wrapped in plastic on a oakland street. they say that investigators have released new information about a body found wrapped in plastic on an oakland street. they say that man was killed in
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the city of richmond but that's all they're saying. his body was found yesterday. detectives aren't identifying him either except to say he was 24 years old. they do say this was not a random killing. to a follow-up in the south bay. two police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the police shooting that happened in february. today santa clara prosecutors determined the shooting was lawful. philip watkins called 911 saying an intruder was in his house. he was in the home of his ex-fiancee. they opened fire after watkins charged at them with a knife. >> a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit around 120 in the afternoon. that's the mission san jose area. luckily no damage and no one injured either. a correction now to a story that we brought to you last wednesday during this newscast. the story dealt with the california department of
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insurance offering caution to victims of the recent wildfires, warning them to be aware of the risks and dangers of using unlicensed contractors to rebuild. we reported public adjustors may be involved in scamming fire victims. that is not true. public adjustors are licensed by the department of insurance to negotiate the settlement of claims with companies on behalf of homeowners. for the service they generally charge the homeowners a percentage of the final insurance claim. the department of insurance recommend homeowners check with them to verify that a public adjuster has been licensed by the state. so what's happening to the fur seals? dozens of fur seals born 200 miles away with washing up along california shores at an alarming rate. they're hungry, they're weak, and many just aren't surviving. chuck coppola, researchers say
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they're worried and water temperatures could be connected to this? >> reporter: absolutely right and the numbers are stunning. 80 have watched ashore on california beaches this year alone. that's eight times the number usually seen. the survivors were brought here. never before have researchers and volunteers in marin county center seen so many guadalupe fur seals brought in barely alive. 33 of them this year alone. >> we're very concerned about the species in particular because they are threatened. to see so many numbers of seals this year makes us very concerned there's a bigger problem. >> reporter: the fur seals are listed as threatened. they washed ashore emaciated. the marine mammals cannot find enough food. >> all up and down the east coast and north into washington and oregon, they've been reported up there as well. >> reporter: warmer ocean temperatures have driven away
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the fur seals' main source of food, anchovies, sardines, and squid. >> we had to hold him still for safety, get a tube into their stomach and pump in the food and any medication from the vets. they responded pretty well, most of them. unfortunately, some of them by the time they arrived were beyond help. >> reporter: only 11 were recovered and tagged with satellite trackers to see where they go. after birth off the baja coast they spend most of their lives at sea. resear researchers fear el nino's season may make it worse for them and sea lions head. they weave their heads back and forth from neurotoxins. >> as climate change occurs, we are very concerned that we may see more increasing numbers of animals like we have this year. >> reporter: additional tracking and data and alysis of the food
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chain that also leads to humans. reporting live i'm chuck coppola, nbc bay area news. so much to worry about with this el nemo and how they're going to impact us in the next couple of months. let's bring in jeff ranieri. i know you're keeping a close eye on what el nino could bring for us. >> what exactly causes that heavier rainfall here across california. we have the storms moving in on this westerly storm track that's pretty typical. we get the jet stream pushing up from the south and it's all about that subtropical jet stream that helps to provide copious amounts of moisture. if it goes right here towards the bay area, it's like a big hose on california we could see a ton of rainfall.
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it's all about where the subtropical jet stream sets up and the best potential of rain mid-december through march. we are expecting the possibility of a few showers mainly in the morning and then clearing by the afternoon leaving us with 77 in the south bay and san francisco at 86. we will have warmer temperatures coming our way with 82 in the south bay. the tri-valley 84 and san francisco 69. speaking of this weekend, watch out for hurricane joaquin. right now winds at 105 miles per how. it's on a track towards the carolinas by sunday could make a landfall near cape hatteras with winds at 100 miles an hour. >> see you soon. thanks, jeff. coming up, cutting ties with bill cosby. the honor a local university is
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revoking. >> a little more life to your profile. showing off more personalities. honors that comedian bill cosby
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received during his long career, are now being stripped away one at a time. today, the university of san honors that comedian bill cosby received are being tripped away one at a time. today the university of san francisco rescinded his honorary degree. cosby was awarded the degree in 2012. what you're looking at is video of the median speak to go that
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graduating class. usf says his behavior is inconsistent with the criteria for an honorary degree. he has admitted to having extramarital relationships with women and others have accused him of raping them though he's never been criminally charged. breaking the glass ceiling may take longer than many thought. that's the message coming from facebook coo sheryl sandberg. peggy bunker is here with us now with the startling research from sandberg's lean-in organization. >> reporter: facebook executive sheryl sandberg has been an advocate for working women and is asking corporate america to catch up. according to new research from lean-in.org it will take well over 100 years for gender equality at the executive level. it revealed survey data from nearly 30,000 employees surveyed. it showed women were
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underrepresented at every level in corporate america. the numbers showed this is not because of women leaving the work place for family obligations but rather women face steeper, more difficult paths in getting those jobs. sandberg writes, quote, companies cannot improve what they don't measure. men and women have very different networks. if mostly men are running the companies by default women have less access to ways to accelerate their careers. only half of the employees agree with that. also inequality starts at home. about 41% of women reported doing more child care. 31% reported doing more housework than their partners. the challenges women and companies face with many now developing diversity at the top.
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sandberg says we were able to send someone to the moon with eight years of concerted effort. she is encouraging executives to focus on this mission with the same urgency. janelle and jess, back to you. >> amen to that. thank you, peggy. coming up, no pay for play. the reason judges say colleges should not pay their players despite huge profits. plus -- >> there were a lot of loopholes where kids were falling through the cracks. >> a bay area district that called police on students more than almost any school district in the country. coming up, why one official says officers were killed nearly 1,800 times in a single school year. response to c
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here's a question for all of you parents out there. should a school's response to classroom problems involve bringing in the police? ot= ght we investigate one bay area school district that called the police more than any other scstrict in the bay area, and nearly every school district in the country, too. >> we showed you earlier how a school's discipline plan can 'eave your child with a criminal record before they even hit puberty. >> tonight investigative prisoer digs deeper into what's behind the high numbers. sc we have all probably heard the phrase school to prison tipeline, a trend where certain discipline policies in schools affect long term especially =ouority by ensuring they'll go
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from school to prison. tonight we investigate how it's happening and what schools should be doing to stop it. >> hi. good afternoon. >> reporter: adacrosby is trying to erase what she spent the last two years trying to forget. >> how would i go about that, sir? >> reporter: she's on the phone to request an application to have her son's criminal record sealed. adrian crosby is her son, he use add rock to scribble his initials on to a school sidewalk. he's autistic and thought if other students recognized his name on the ground they'd like him more. >> they said i was doing something inappropriate but i wanted to be a legend. >> the crime is vandalism. >> reporter: this resource officer handed him a juvenile probation that put an arrest on his criminal record. >> they made me feel fear. they made me feel like i was getting betrayed by the school.
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>> reporter: the u.s. department of education requires every school in the country to keep track of how often students are referred to law enforcement. we sorted through the most recent data. thousands of pages worth, and discovered that one bay area school district was among the top in the nation for how often it called police on this student. out of more than 16,000 school districts, east side union high n hool district in san jose heck o 14th. it referred students to police 1,745 times in the 2011-2012 school year. chris funk is the district superintendent. can you justify why police officers were used so often? >> i think if a student had a knife on campus, the default because of zero tolerance was to have the student cited. if they found a bag of marijuana, they automatically have the student cited. >> reporter: you're saying
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there's more than 1,700 incidents either involve drugs or weapons? >> well, back in 011 we have approximately 24,000 students. >> reporter: the u.s. department of education doesn't require schools to release why students were referred to police. the much larger school districts didn't even come close to east side union for the same time period oakland's unified enrolled nearly 15,000 more students in east side union but only referred 12 students to law enforcement. remember, east side union referred over 1,700. >> i think that we had a pr practice here where we are relying too much on having the officer do the facilitation and the leg work versus the administration doing the leg work. >> reporter: funk was named superintendent in 2012. the district has since doubled the number of its counselors. social workers are on every campus, and those more than 1,700 referrals to police dropped to 214 during the
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2013-2014 school year. but those lower rates are still among the highest in the bay area. and just like in 2011, minorities were sent to police at disproportionately high rates. children with disabilities made up 10% of the population but totalled 25% of all students referred to law enforcement. hispanic children represented 45% of the population but 73% of all students referred to police. >> that's an issue. we've got to solve that. >> reporter: the district hires local police officers to patrol nearly all of its schools. in fact, 76% of high schools across the country have officers or security right on campus while the goal is to make schools safer, some believe students can actually be harmed when schools decide to involve police in cases of minor misbehavior. >> it's tragic. >> reporter: chief laura garnett had adult and juvenile probation department in santa clara county
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and says when a child is put in the criminal justice system at an early age, they begin to identify as a criminal and are more likely to offend again even as an adult. >> our system is a system that it's really easy to get into and it's really hard to get out. >> reporter: students can even get juvenile citation like the one adrian received, equivalent to an arrest and go on a child's criminal record. those students then have to meet with juvenile probation officers. >> i think we certainly see a lot of cases that we say, seriously? >> reporter: garnett says close to 70% of the time her probation officers decide the offense isn't actually serious enough to get referred to the district attorney for criminal charges. much of the damage is already done. the child can still be left with a criminal record? >> it will still show an arrest on their rap sheet, yes, absolutely. they've been arrested. if the case comes to us, they've been arrested, whether they were put in handcuffs and brought to
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us or given a slip of paper, they've been arrested. >> reporter: is that fair? >> well, i mean, no, i don't think it's fair. >> reporter: but it's the re reality for adrian. a 15-year-old with autism and a criminal record. >> it makes you want to collapse and just stop being because there's so much pain. you don't want to exist anymore. >> reporter: ada says her son's probation officer closed the case since it wasn't a serious offense. adrian had even cleaned off his initial initials with soap and water. but ada says the probation officer never mentioned adrian would have a criminal record. ada didn't know until we told her, and that's when she called the probation department. >> i just found out right now, two years later. >> reporter: a juvenile court judge can order that a child's criminal history be wiped clean, but there are no guarantees.
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and by law you can't start the process until the child turns 18. ada says she often cries herself to sleep worrying about adrian's future. >> tears because you don't know what's going to happen with your baby. y-to-uorter: and to find out how often your child's school sends students to police you can check out an easy to use database that we created and posted on our website. that's nbcbayarea.com, just click the investigations tab. and there viewers can watch part one of our investigation. >> that database is a great idea for people to go directly and unit out what's happening in i-pir district. sendanks. if you have a tip for the investigative unit give us a call 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to theuni theunit @nbcbayarea.com. signs of the el nino are boat documented at sea. unusually warm water attracting other unexpected creatures to the bay area.
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is search boat that studying that phenomenon. plus, the san francisco exodus begins. the reason ride sharing company lift is expand iing to seattle instead of the bay area. they won't be paid to play. a
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federal appeals court says schools cannot pay college-athletes to make they will not be paid to play. a federal appeals court says schools cannot pay college athletes to make use of their likeness. that decision overturns part of a lower court ruling that calls for players to be paid up to $5,000 apiece tore the use of their image or name. the panel agreed the schools involved violated antitrust laws by profiting off the athletes' images. the ruling now prevents colleges from using player names and likenesses in videos, games, and
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other ventures. no word on whether today's ruling will be appealed. lyft is expanding its offices only not here. it's headquartereded in san diego but opened in seattle. lyft says the city is a good fit for culture and norms. and it's easy to recruit workers who live there. something new on facebook, the menlo park company introduced profile videos, you can upload a seven-second video clip or a temporary profile picture that will only appear when you want it to, on your birthday or while on vacation. >> jeff, you'll do like a singing in the rain homage. you could be tap dancing ala gene kelly with an umbrella. >> great idea. >> you may not want to hear my voice. we could dub it in. >> genius. perfect. >> me and the shower sounds
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good. >> do a little tap dancing routine. >> i would have to learn that. >> seven seconds. >> the pressure is on. >> the rain today. a few drops for that facebook video. i like where you're going with this, jess. a live look outside of our downtown camera and we have those high clouds up above. we'll talk about two more shower chances over the next few days. [announcer] you're on the right track to save big
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think we're already scientists are predicting a record el nino year and some think we're already experiencing some of the signs of that. >> researchers observing and documenting the signs out at sea. kn we go on their journey. good morning. >> reporter: in the orange dawn of the bay area --
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>> we're going to go west a little bit further. >> reporter: a research boat heads out of sosilito to the pacific ocean. for ten days this team is in the marine sanctuary taking a scientific snapshot of the ocean life. >> our sampling effort looks at birds, mammals, boat activity. >> reporter: this year researchers are witnessing signs of something unusual. >> it's been really warm because of the presence of the blob. >> reporter: a name scientists have given to the pockets of unusually warm water lingering along the west coast, some believe it's a sign of the coming el nino. researcher jaime and his team use nets to collect and study a prime food source for birds and whales. so far the crill sample point to
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el nino conditions. >> most of them were fairly small. >> we should have been seeing a lot but we're really not. >> reporter: the research nets turned up something quite unusual. >> this is a red crab. >> reporter: a small red crab found in warm waters of southern california. >> the last time i personally saw in this region red crabs was in the 1983-'84 el nino. >> reporter: other southern california residents making surprise bay area appearances, sun fish and dolphins. >> we've seen anywhere from 150 to 200 common dolphins. it's a good sign that the water is warmer than what we normally see, and that's a sign of el nino. >> reporter: part of the team's research involves cruising set paths of ocean, recording every bird, every mammal in sight. >> and one california sea lion. >> do you see whales there? >> reporter: comes the telltale spout of a whale.
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whales have begun moving closer to shore to dine on fish. >> this is basically the best restaurant on the west coast. >> this information is used to help us understand how the ocean ecosystem here and the sanctuaries is thriving. >> reporter: this annual expedition is nature's ultimate reality show. currents of life and death churning just west of the gate. nbc bay area news. wow. that is gorgeous. what a great job. well, jeff ranieri has been tracking the possibility of el nino. he joins us now with more. jeff? >> we know the sea surface temperatures are running at least two degrees celsius above average so we have the warmer waters in the pacific and el nino is going to happen. the biggest question exactly where the heaviest rainfall will occur. there is, of course, always a better chance of los angeles, southern california getting the heaviest rainfall and that's because el nino brings these
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impacts in from the south. the bay area still has an above average chance right now the way the forecast models have it from mid-december right through march. so there's not an exact day or time line on that but, again, that is at least the range of when we will see some of these el nemo ino impacts. doppler radar, we did have a few showers this moisture did come in from the south with subtropical flow. some would say that little el nino related, how the storm system moved in. we do have the next batch of showers offshore. it may not get to san francisco until about 9:22 tonight. up until then we will have areas of drizzle and we won't be done with the chance of showers late tonight. in fact, another chance of showers for tomorrow morning and temperatures starting off cool. everyone will have the possibility here in the north bay beginning with 54, san francisco 60, and down to the south bay we'll start off with 59. this upper level area of low pressure tomorrow begins to move
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onshore and the core of that energy will move just to the south, so we think the counterclockwise motion around that low area of pressure will push in showers. it will be cool and cloudy and sun by the noon. how much rainfall will we get? let's take a look at our estimated rainfall totals. it does with subtropical moisture. i anywhere from san francisco to the south, .05 to a tenth of an inch, then we're in for more changes by this weekend. so here's the deal. saturday is the best day to be outside. we have temperatures warming up five to ten degrees. we'll have sunshine with it but then as we head throughout sunday, there's an increasing chance of a storm system dropping down from the north that will have another chance of showers again on sunday. now the big storm system, maybe trace amounts, but it will also usher in cooler temperatures as well. let's take you to the micro climate forecast as we head throughout thursday and you can see the possibility of showers in the morning for san
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francisco. temps in the 60s heading up to pal alto near facebook, google, 75. 76 expected in san jose. the north bay, east bay and the t tri-valley, 70s all around. oakland expecting 71. so, again, hotter weather right through friday and saturday and then that slight chance of showers once we hit sunday's forecast and also much cooler. jess and janelle, we are so excited about that el knee in the weather department. i check on the rain outlooks and keep clicking on it. it's going to happen. >> it's exciting. thanks, jeff. this not so exciting. it was painful to watch. the rival dodgers celebrating their n.l. west title at at&t park but the giants can spoil the party for the boys in blue.
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good evening. geraud moncure in the newsroom. the giants can still throw a wrench into the dodgers' playoff picture which is, of course, to try to get home field advantage in their divisional series against the new york mets. last night clinching victory, the biggest win over the g-men and their first in 2015 at at&t park. the win marked the second time in the 16-year history of the stadium a visiting team clinched the playoff birth on giants soil. >> the club's done a great job of hanging in there, we got knocked out on the 29th of september and with all we've been through i told them this,
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how proud i was of them. >> we'll have that story tonight at 11:00. most of us thought we'd see the end of barry zito after saturday. but do to the a's injury issues, back on the hill trying to put a halt to the angels playoff push. we go down to the big "a" where the halos are in the a.l. mix. the third inning, zito going fishing the trout hooks him. solo blast for trout, his 41st of the year. 1-0, angels. a 3-2 oakland lead. shot back to zito completes the double play and that would be it for the lefty, four innings pitched, two strikeouts and four walks. right now the a's lead it, 7-5 in the seventh inning. on the ice sharks forward torres says he is good to go after missing all of last season with an acl and knee issues. torres played in his second preseason game on tuesday but no
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final decision has been made for the regular season opening roster one week from today in l.a. against the kings. all right. finally this is just another reason why not only ws fans but nba fans love warrior superstar steph curry. 10-year-old davis was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year. when his favorite team found out, they sent over a care package, special messages and invited him and his family to the warriors training iffacilit to meet his favorite player, steph curry, and his teammates. he has undergone four surgeries for the disease and due to the nature of the condition will face more hard times. his time with curry was spent also off the basketball court, a lot of one-on-one as a superstar and the mvp giving him encouragement to push on.
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that's it for sports. nbc bay area. >> that's nice to have motivation like that. it is the stairway, drinking, littering, and other illegal activities in san jose. city leaders are one step closer to putting an end to the problems there. neighbors have been dealing with it for a while and they've had enough. we'll have that for you coming up at 11:00. before we go, let's check on the sunset. a beautiful sunset this week. people captured amazing pictures. >> that subtropical moisture moving in from the south and the sun reflecting off it. tomorrow morning we do have the possibility of a few spotty showers, trace amounts to a tenth of an inch. temperatures in the 50s by the afternoon on thursday. we'll warm up and we will have some sunshine. 79 expected in the tri-valley. the south bay 77 and 68 in san francisco. then another chance of showers by sunday. >> such a glint in your eye when you say subtropical moisture. >> i love it. >> we'll see you tonight at 11:00.
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