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joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. kris/2shot and i'm kris sanchez. kris/2shot this has been a dangerous week for bay area law enforcement. five times this week, officers fired their guns at suspects - either in self-defense or out of fear for public safety. scott/2box the latest time was just this morning in hayward after a pursuit with a suspected car thief. nbc bay area's bob redell picks it up from there in this live report. bob? stolen car was cornered by the
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alameda county sheriff's office after a midnight chase through town. instead of giving up you can see he tried to escape, backed into that retaining wall and gunned the car forward towards the deputy. that's when the deputy fired in self-defense. >> i heard like four to five gunshots. my daughter comes, mom, there's gunshots. i put her inside and i see and there's cops coming from everywhere. yes, it was like oh, my god. >> reporter: the deputy shots hit the hood of the stolen vw, the windshield and the headrest of the driver's seat. but somehow missed the suspect and his female passenger. both were taken into custody after the car crashed into this telephone pole. the woman later released, the suspect a 26-year-old man from hayward arrested. on monday afternoon san jose police shot and killed a man after he shot and killed a woman he had taken hostage. one officer was grazed during that exchange of gunfire. on early wednesday morning, veterans day, san jose police shot at a man who they say lifted an ar-15 assault rifle towards officers. the man who was dressed in
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military gear had been trying to break into his neighbor's home. he surrendered peacefully. later that day in san francisco a man in his 20s pointed a rifle at st. luke's hospital from a perch on a nearby construction site. police say that when he pointed the rifle at them three officers fired their weapons and killed the man. yesterday at an apartment complex in sunnyvale police say when they responded to a call of a sexual assault a man charged officers, three of them, with a knife. the officers opened fire, the man died later at the hospital. the alameda county sheriff's office tells us that the 26-year-old man who tried to run down a deputy in this driveway last night has a criminal history. and an outstanding warrant for evading police. he'd also been on probation and parole. with a he's now back in custody. live in hayward, bob redell, nbc bay area news. or thank you, bob. now to details on an intense standoff with a now familiar
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suspect. the man in custody this morning is the same suspect who escaped custody a month ago. p e insis video of last night's three-hour standoff coming to an end around 8:00 last night with the man surrendering to police. several people inside this home ood inurs as police and s.w.a.t. swarmed the neighborhood. now, this all unfolded on askham aded hcourt in east san jose. at sce say they tracked the cuffect to the home but he barricaded himself inside. we now know that suspect is the month.anted fugitive who broke to of his handcuffs and escaped from a bail bondsman just yards from the santa clara a bury jail last month. his escape led to a massive manhunt in downtown san jose. we also know he's linked to a burglary we reported on last month. in that burglary the man ransacked a san jose home while a woman stood out on the front porch as a look out. th >> by taking this criminal off the street, that will prevent
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any other burglaries from occurring and also sends a strong message to anybody out there committing burglaries that, you know, a burglary unit although short staffed we still arrestnough to go ahead and he womcrime in the city of san jose. >> along with the wanted fugitive police arrested a woman ary. on the right. they say she was the woman on the front porch who helped as a look out with last month's burglary. set the old bay bridge is almost on its last leg taking a long last look, make a memory, because tomorrow its last t.maining pier is set to be demolished. but because it's set for 7:00 in ety anrning there will be little traffic impact. the implosion is expected to thst about six seconds. all of it under water. here's the plan for safety and environmental protection. there is a black mat to contain the dust, a bubble curtain to absorb shock waves and protect wildlife. and there's a hollow structure on the bay floor to collect the debris. t= , while we all like a nice
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e)@ video of a demolition, cal wans says this one won't be touh of a show. > i have to stress this is not like las vegas where you see an implosion and there's a huge visual. this is not a tourist attraction. this is a demolition site. >> well sorks how is this going to impact you? other than not being able to table selfies with it, for drivers chp will issue a rolling chp about 15 minutes before the implosion. awaye will be no traffic allowed stoeen treasure island and the toll plaza. osedwill also keep boaters at least 1,500 feet away. b.a.r.t. will temporarily stop trains to and from the city. this is all supposed to last about a half hour. now, if you're a cyclist, it ts thempact you because the bike path will be shut down between aga tonight and at least 10:00 ound row morning. if weather or wildlife prevents the 7:00 a.m. demo, cal train will try again around 1:00 p.m.
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happening now several popular roads in san francisco "van f limits to drivers because of construction work on a tunnel for pedestrians. portions of van nuys avenue and ewne street closed throughout this weekend. advised to take franklin and gauf as detours. will connect a future hospital red a new california pacific medical center campus. roads expected to reopen sunday night. oping toat 11:00, possible deal for convicted child predator cored fogel, hoping to serve five years in prison for the crimes he pled guilty to in august, in addition to that ing a time court records show fogel is willing to pay his 14 victims a total of $1.4 million. but the prosecution is seeking 12 and a half year prison rentence for fogel. also new, four more women are ting hng to join a federal lawsuit against bill cosby. the suit claims the comedian
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sexually abused them and later o. amed them by letting his representatives label their stories as lies. the women are among dozens who u-s alleged cosby molested them rious isiso. he has not been charged with a crime. a senior official says that the notorious isis terrorist known as jihadi john was directly targeted in a u.s. air strike in syria last night. .....bugh his fate is still unclear this morning, nbc's keir simmons has an update. >> reporter: his voice is infamous. hooded and holding a knife in horrific hostage videos. jihadi john, real name muhammad emwaz emwazi, was a front man for jihadist. now reports not yet confirmed by the pentagon says he has been killed by u.s. drone overnight. an activist group from the isis stronghold of raqqa reporting the death of jihadi john in a
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drone strike. his high profile victims included american journalists james foley and steven sotloff, american aid worker peter kassik. kuwait bomber, a computer science graduate turned gang member. freed hostages described him as sadistic, one of four british isis guards they called the beatles. jihadi john was the leader. the jihadist group whose reach now extends from syria and northern iraq to north africa, the strike targeting jihadi john comes shortly after the latest isis attack in lebanon where at least 43 people died last night in a double suicide bombing. jihadi john's family all live here now in london. no comment from their lawyer, but the british prime minister just spoke. according to jihadi john, isis lead executioner saying if he has been killed by the u.s., it wn aan act of self-defense. ack to you.
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well, a former resident of the homeless encampment known as the jungle pitched a tent right in the middle of the san jose campus overnight. he joined faculty and staff outside to raise awareness. t rs ording to the county's count in january there were 6,600 people without homes, 4,600 of them considered unsheltered, that is sleeping on the streets, in their cars or encampment areas. toil recently robert was one of them. >> i think what we need to do is educate the public and have them realize that not all homeless people fit into the stereotype of being lazy or drug addicts. >> he does now have a place to n luthith his wife, but he says that even with county vouchers noon.s tough to find a place to live. a poverty discussion at the martin luther king jr. library an the san jose state campus continues through noon today. the effort to modernize
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of sg bay area jails is getting rrecost thanks to a half a billion dollars from the government. a clfornia's board and state community relations and correctio corrections granted new funding to 15 counties yesterday. one winner santa clara county jail. it received $80 million to help replace the main jail cell. that new facility is expected to 80-miln additional 150 beds for s at ts with mental health conditions. another big winner, san francisco received $80 million to replace city jails at the hall of justice. like the santa clara county jail, the latest funding is only about one-third of the funding needed for renovation. the new hall of justice will have space for mental health ies. but well and classrooms for countional training. alameda county received $54 million and only about half the 32 counties that did actually receive their grants. the well, up next at 11:00, one ofon a tirade. the presidential candidate delivers a wild speech that has the political world abuzz.
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find out which of his rivals is dents.s target. plus, are you really sure you want to post that photo? how facebook helps prevent embarrassing online accidents. i'm meteorologist kari hall. our temperatures are slowly warming. and as we go into the afternoon looking at highs that will be topping out near 70 degrees. there's some rain in that weekend forecast coming up after the break. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips, or e-mail nbc bay area, we investigate.
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welcome back to you. happen fi friday. it's a panda friday. ipo on the nyse. markets are lower this morning. dow losing about 150 points as i believe the panda is making it rain there. but not today. prosecutors in san francisco want a judge to revoke the bail of a silicon valley entrepreneur accused twice of domestic
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violence against two different women. but a short time ago a hearing scheduled for this morning was delayed until a later date. politician steve wesley has a strange connection to this case. he sits on the board of one of the companies jahal created. as we first reported back to you in september, wesley reportedly trying to step in helped influence that criminal case. now, he did nothing wrong. nothing illegal. in fact, powerful people step in all the time to influence all kinds of things, but wesley may run for governor again. and last monday a woman's group including gloria steinham urged him not to run for governor based on his involvement in the domestic violence case. shares in the bay area's go pro fell below their ipo price for the first time on thursday. and they're trading lower again today down another 8%. it has been a tough year for go pro which said its new camera was overpriced. they actually did cut the price. and they're not going to have any sort of new camera model for
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the holidays either, kris. so an all-time low on gopro. >> i have to apologize for bothering you and scott budman about that ipad pro. >> kris got the new ipad pro today. it's this big. >> and i sit this close to them and annoyed them like the little sister they never wanted. facebook says it is working on technology that could prevent some embarrassing or possibly dangerous posts. the company says it's building artificial intelligence into its image recognition software. and that new feature could prevent you from uploading that late-night selfie or other photos that you might actually want to send to the social media platform. the feature will also warn you if you are about to share a photo of your children to the general public rather than just to grandma and grandpa. the vice president of technology says he's not sure exactly when this new feature will be rolled out to user accounts but certainly a lot of folks looking forward to that. and now to the presidential race and that stunning tirade
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from donald trump. the republican hopeful tearing into rival ben carson and others during that rally in iowa. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: donald trump in iowa and on a tear taking aim at reported discrepancies in ben carson's life story. >> amazingly the belt stay totally flat and the knife broke. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: in a rambling 96-minute speech laced with insults, trump mocked carson's claims about a violent youth acting out an alleged stabbing. >> anybody want to try it with me? if you're a child molester, there's no cure. they can't stop you. pathological there's no cure. >> reporter: on facebook carly fiorina rushed to carson's defense targeting trump writing all the money in the world won't make you as smart as ben carson.
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trump also weighed in on isis. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. [ cheers and applause ] i would just bomb those suckers. i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. >> reporter: with the gop front runner this week calling for a deportation force to remove more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, president obama responded on abc news. >> imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children. but more importantly that's not who we are as americans. >> reporter: meanwhile, ben carson's facing questions for defending his best friend, a convicted felon. oral surgeon alfonso costa pleaded guilty to insurance fraud nearly a decade ago before carson petitioned a federal judge for leniency, citing costa's honesty and integrity. prosecutors wanted prison time but the judge gave him probation
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instead. but in carson's 2013 book, "america the beautiful," the neurosurgeon calls for a saudi arabia solution for medical fraud, not chopping off people's limbs but no less than ten years in prison and loss of all of one's personal possessions. >> and that was peter alexander reporting. now, on the democratic side the three candidates are gearing up for their second debate. it will be tomorrow night at drake university in des moines, iowa. this morning the associated press released a new survey showing hillary clinton already holding an overwhelming lead in delegates needed to win the democratic nomination. a tree pest is causing concern in the bay area. the chronicle reports officials found an invasive insect that may carry a citrus crop destroying disease. now, this bug is called the asian citrus -- and the trees will produce bitter fruit and die within a few years if they're infested. this has been particularly the case in the peninsula and south san francisco area. the california department of
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food and agriculture says this could effect thousands of citrus farmers in the state. we reported this morning on the camp out on the san jose state campus trying to raise awareness. but it was a very cold night to be sleeping outside, kari. >> yeah, we saw those temperatures dropping into the 30s. and that's what we'll see as we go into not only the weekend but the next several days. as we see mostly clear skies taking a look now live at ocean beach we are going to also be watching those choppy waves moving in with another system moving in that will reinforce this cool air just as we start to warm up. it's 59 degrees in livermore, san jose, sunnyvale. it's 58 in concord. and santa rosa now at 61 degrees. look at all these microclimates. it's going to be 68 degrees today in san jose, feeling much more comfortable. even a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday. and santa rosa 71. oakland 67. and livermore looking at 69
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degrees today. heading into tomorrow more of the same weather, but the next weathermaker to bring us some rain will be moving in on sunday. now it's really dumping a lot of moisture over parts of oregon, moving into washington. and now looking at the computer models and what they do to this system, it brings it in as a line of some heavy downpours late saturday night into early sunday. so if you're out really late saturday night, you may want to take the umbrella with you as that rain begins in the north bay. it moves into san francisco, most of this coming down overnight while we're sleeping. and by 3:00 in the morning a line of some heavy downpours and then some lingering light showers behind that. and then it moves over to the sierra with some snow that continues into at least sunday evening into early monday. how much rain are we going to see out of this? it looks like the possibility of at least 0.3, maybe half an inch or higher in some spots. just depends on where some of those heavier downpours set up. but the possibility of a little bit higher amounts of rain as you head to the north bay.
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and for the sierra another good amount of snow moving in. this is what one computer model is showing with those snowfall totals between saturday night throughout the day on sunday and then wrapping up on monday, maybe a foot of snow around the kirkwood ski resorts. south lake tahoe 8 inches of snow. and truckey also around 8 inches. another good amount of snow for the ski resorts opening this weekend. if you're headed to castro valley for the light parade, that's tomorrow, right at sunset when they flick on all the lights we'll have temperatures at 58 degrees. so feeling very cool. and a look at all the microclimates with the weekend forecast feeling very nice today as well as tomorrow. sunday is the day when that cold front moves through. we may actually reach the high temperature early in the morning. so it's going to be breezy and cooler even when the rain clears out of here expect some chilly temperatures that will also start us off into next week.
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i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. for now back to you, scott and kris. >> up next at 11:00, alarming new rates of autism. find out why the spike in cases across the u.s. has nothing to do with children. coming up after nbc bay area news at 11:00, "access hollywood live" followed by "days of our lives" at 1:00 p.m. uh oh: check your cabinets for
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spaghetti-o's. campbell's soup company is recalling uh-oh, spaghettio, you
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better check your cabinets. campbell's recalling 335,000 cans of spaghettios. small pieces of plastic from the can lining has been found in a small number of cans. a recall is for the 14.2 ounce cans that have a date of february 22, 2017 stamped on the bottom. people who bought the effected product are urged to return it to the store for an exchange or a full refund. new statistics out this morning suggest a startling rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism. >> as nbc's erica edwards reports, it's not because more kids are suddenly effected by the disorder. >> reporter: the national center for health statistics now says one in 45 u.s. kids have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. that's dramatically different from other previous estimates of one in 68. here's why. researchers changed how they asked parents about their children's developmental delays. >> what it suggests is we're asking questions better and that
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people are aware of the diagnosis and using that label. and perhaps this is a label or diagnosis that's being used instead of other diagnoses that may have been used in the past. >> reporter: over the years the definition of what conditions fall under the autism spectrum have broadened. >> now a much wider variety of children at all levels of intellectual functioning, different types of level skills are receiving an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. >> reporter: while the diagnoses increased, the percentage of other developmental fell. others may push for an autism diagnosis with getting much-needed services for their children. >> money follows diagnosis. and there's a lot more money test diagnosis autism than there would be to a diagnosis of developmental language disorder. >> reporter: it's also possible some kids have received a preliminary diagnosis of autism but later turned out to be false. erica edwards, nbc news. up next at 11:00, surviving the drought. >> the left hand and the right
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hand don't necessarily communicate. >> does california's maze of rules and regulations prevent new technology from solving our state's water crisis? we investigate next. also know -- the rainfall will
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not end the drought. but there are ways -- to end our drought -- without the rain. we know it's coming, but we also know that the rainfall will not end the drought. there are other ways to end the drought without rain. >> countries overseas using silicon valley technology to solve their problems. senior investigative reporter returned from the middle east and joins us to explain why it's working over there but not over here. >> well, in a state that leads the world in reducing greenhouse gases and also other cutting edge technologies, we wanted to know why is california so far behind when it comes to solving the water crisis. we discovered that silicon valley companies actually have developed technologies here to help solve our drought, but they
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can't get any real transaction in california because they're wrapped up in red tape. >> see it's separated over there. >> reporter: if you want to see the latest in high-tech innovation that creates fresh drinking water. >> this makes one ton of water a day. >> reporter: look no further than this high-tech start-up called trevi systems, located in an office park in petaluma. >> we're trying to get it down to about a quarter of energy of reverse osmosis. >> reporter: it's where the ceo proudly shows off a process designed and manufactured here that mimics the skin of a fish to take salt out of seawater. creating fresh drinking water without using high pressure or a lot of energy. so essentially you're using a chemical, a molecule, to draw salt water through a membrane to make it clean water. >> correct. the membrane does all the work, it removes the salt. >> reporter: down the road this san leandro based start-up combines on-site renewable energy generation with their
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process to treat human waste water and make it reusable. >> every day here in the san francisco bay area about 500 million gallons of usable water gets used once and put into the bay or pacific ocean. >> reporter: while they use different technologies to produce fresh water, both companies face a common problem. with the exception of some small projects, they cannot get any municipality or private group to back their technology here in california. so pas churization technologies took its innovations and product overseas signing a multimillion dollar contract to provide fresh water in australia. if they hadn't taken their product overseas. >> we'd be out of business. >> reporter: trevi systems just signed a multimillion dollar agreement with dubai in the united arab emirates. >> i can't for the perm at my age. >> reporter: both companies ran into what more than two dozen experts describe to us as a major problem in california's search for solutions to the drought. the state's multilayered and
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laborious bureaucratic approach to water management. as an example there are 412 different water districts in california. 2,600 small mutual water agencies. some districts such as boron community services district have only 600 customers, only green valley district with 1,000 customers. compare that with districts such as east bay mud with 1.5 million customers. all of the districts have different financial means, rules, approaches and tolerances for taking risk when it comes to new water technologies. some districts still don't even have water meters. >> right now we can't get the permits because everybody puts us into litigation. >> reporter: so you go elsewhere. >> so you go elsewhere. >> reporter: you go to the middle east. >> go to the middle east. >> reporter: then companies have to navigate california state structure itself. there's no one state agency or department in charge. among those departments that oversee water policy are california's department of water resources, the state epa, the coastal commission, the association of california water
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agencies, the department of natural resources, or the department of business oversight. any one of which can hold up the process or kill a good idea altogether. >> the left hand and right hand don't necessarily communicate, but reality is we've taken water for granted in california. >> reporter: because of the state's history with all these different agencies, california state assemblyman richard bloom says change will be difficult but that it must come from the legislature and the governor's office. and we traveled to israel and met up with the former mayor of santa monica who was leading a california delegation to israel at the world water technology conference. >> the bottom line is there are things happening here in israel. for example, that we're not taking advantage of. >> reporter: compare california's system to israel's. yes, israel is a smaller country with a population in land size comparable to just the bay area alone. but when it comes to water technology, we discovered israel is more nimble, more accepting of innovation and where there
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are hundreds of water agencies and multiple state departments in california overseeing water issues, in israel there is just one, the water authority. >> i'm a little impatient with getting to an answer. >> reporter: like us, steven deberry, founder and cfo of san francisco based bronze investments also traveled to israel to find out why that country's success in water policy can't be replicated here in california. >> as an investor i'm seeing lots of technologies that i think can help resolve some of the issues that we face. >> reporter: are there barriers to innovation and to developing these technologies here in california? >> we're not trying to reinvent the wheel. a lot of these problems have been solved. we can look at israel. we should be able to go much faster than they did. if there's a place for us to innovate, i think it's really on the regulatory front. >> crises are wonderful for getting a message across. >> reporter: as director for water and natural resources for east bay mud, the system is
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defended saying it's worked in california for more than 100 years. although he does agree that changing times and challenges may call for a change in some of the ways that california approaches water. is one of the problems with the way we're currently set up is we have too many water districts, over 400 of them? >> i wouldn't say too many. i would say we need to work effectively together to solve regionally. if you do that, then it isn't too many. if you can't do that because of the number of water districts, then maybe you're right, it could be too many. >> in california you've got to be inventive. >> reporter: steven zekker has studied these issues. >> we can hear the argument that, oh, well, that's a risky technology in california, which we hear often. the fact is we've tested that technology here. we've proven it works and we've proven it can go to scale. >> reporter: so why haven't we done it yet? >> the fact is that it hasn't been first and foremost. you had five years of drought, but the behavior has not been
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forced. even if it rains tomorrow, it's not going to get better. the worst thing that could happen is the people would move off of this idea of necessity right now. now is the chance to invent. now is the chance to take a risk to invent a solution that actually makes a difference. >> take one example of how difficult it can be to get new water technologies even noticed here in california. trevi system, trevi's ceo told me that when he tried to find someone in the state to talk about his project, he couldn't find anyone to call, anyone to make any decision. he tried dozens of different phone calls but finally gave up and took his business to the middle east. now, you can read more on this issue, hear in-depth interviews, interactive graphics and see a map showing many of these water districts in california all on our website. just go to i'm steven stock, nbc baz area news. >> if you have a tip for our
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investigatorive unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips or send an e-mail to a man tries to protect his community by confronting an alleged reckle lesless driver, it's now a video that's gone viral. it's now triggered a police investigation, but there's an unexpected twist. the man who shot the video is also being accused of something. nbc bay area's jean ellie shows us. >> reporter: his dash cam took this video of a black escort rolling through stop signs in napa. napa police officers say they were looking for this car after dozens of parents from brown valley elementary school complained. >> this driver would drive by in an excessive rate of speed. there would be some people crossing through the crosswalk he would potentially not yield to them. >> reporter: lund strom found the driver first, recording video while confronting the high school student. he posted it on social media
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hoping someone could name him. we've blurred his face because he's under age. >> you guys need to stop. >> okay. >> do you understand? my son goes to brown valley, you're blowing through stop signs, you're going to kill somebody some day. >> cool. >> reporter: but the exchange takes an unexpected turn. >> i'm getting molested. you touched me. >> reporter: it's a claim police say is unfounded. the video is part of a case against the driver, lundstrom won't talk on camera but removed the video after seeing negative comments about the teen. some worry about the boy's privacy but say safety comes first. >> a kid can get killed. i mean, i respect it's not a privacy concern to me. it's like, hey, let's make this stop. >> rather than wait for something tragic to happen, that people take action and as a result maybe we've saved a life or two. >> reporter: nbc bay area news. a same-sex couple in utah is fighting for their family after a judge ordered their foster child to be removed from their
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custody because they're gay. nbc's mor began ratford has the latest. >> becky pierce tied the knot late last year. after the supreme court legalized gay marriage, they became foster parents to a bouncing baby girl. but tuesday a utah judge brought their happy world to a screeching halt. >> we never thought that this would happen. >> reporter: during a routine court hearing for their foster daughter, a utah judge asked becky pierce and april hogland a simple question. >> he asked us what our relationship was. and we told him that we were legally married. >> reporter: what happened next they never saw coming. >> he just dropped the bomb that she needs to be removed to a heterosexual couple. >> reporter: juvenile court judge scott johansson ordered the child removed in just seven days, that would be this coming tuesday. >> he did say he had research that proves that children do better in heterosexual homes than they do in homosexual
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homes. >> reporter: becky and april who were both raised mormon say the judge is making his legal decisions based on his own religious morality. >> that's one of the things that's super frustrating. he doesn't know anything about us. he doesn't know anything about our home, the dynamic, doesn't know anything about our other children. >> reporter: and this isn't the first time johansson has courted controversy. in 2012 he ordered a mother to cut off her own daughter's hair all in exchange for a lighter sentence. the question now is this decision legal. >> he's overstepped his bounds. >> reporter: brent plat, utah's director of child services, says he doesn't think so. >> the child is doing well in the home. this is a great family. so we're concerned that his decision is based on something other than facts. >> reporter: even utah's governor is weighing in. >> the judge should not interject his own personal beliefs and feelings in a superseding law. i expect this will be under review. >> reporter: april and becky say they'll fight in court to keep custody of their baby girl. >> dcsf, they've all recommended the baby stay with us along with
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the biological mother. and the only person standing in the way is judge johansson. >> the next hearing is scheduled for december, but meanwhile the department of child services is standing behind the women, even filing a motion asking the judge to keep this family together. morgan radford, nbc news, los angeles. and indeed as morgan was putting together that story the judge did reverse himself and will allow the baby to stay with the family. >> wow. continuity a very important thing for a 9-month-old baby. up next at 11:00, helping bay area veteran one stitch at a time. one woman's mission to thank the men and women who serve our country. clear blue skies, a beautiful day as temperatures warm up. but some big changes on the way as we head into the weekend. so details on that coming up. by touching, heartfelt
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ceremonies honoring the veterans day usually marked by touching heartfelt ceremonies honoring the people that served this country. >> that was certainly the case in pleasanton this week. but there was a ceremony that had a surprise as well. garvin thomas explains in today's bay area proud. it is an often repeated statistic that old age is claiming a thousand world war ii vets a month in the united states. it's not just a statistic though if those people make up many of your neighbors, which is just the case for a group of east bay women.
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what they did this year to honor those men and women is this bay area proud. sure the second world war may have ended 70 years ago, but that doesn't mean all its secret missions are over. like the one a group of women at the stone ridge creek retirement community in pleasanton have been on for months. kate telly says the whole operation began right around veterans day last year. when she and others began to realize just how many of their neighbors had served. >> here at stonage creek over 20% of our population has served. and that's stunning. to imagine that we have 21 living world war ii vets among us right now is incredible. >> reporter: with so much history around them and dwindling time to act, they began gathering the vets' stories to preserve them forever. >> here we have this wonderful opportunity and i didn't want to waste it. >> reporter: but what about thanking them? >> that one's good.
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>> reporter: it was then kate says someone mentioned quilts of valor, a national group that custom makes quilts for vets. kate and her friends contacted the local chapter then got busy quilting. and quilting. and quilting. >> it's been a secret for months. sewing machines have been humming. >> reporter: all so this veterans day they could surprise their world war ii vets and neighbors with the finished products. >> stan ashton, united states navy, 1943 to 1946. peg crystal, united states navy, 1943 to 1945. gordon pappas, united states army, 1942 to 1945, prisoner of war. >> reporter: months in the making, these quilts became instant heirlooms once in the hands of the grateful veteran. >> it's wonderful that they
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remember. it's wonderful to hear them say it. i'm just overwhelmed. i really am. >> reporter: just one more way the quilters say of thanking them for all we have to be thankful for today. the women say they started with their world war ii vets for obvious reasons, but they are committed in the future to recording the stories of all the veterans from all the eras who call stone ridge creek home. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> good honor. let's check in with kari this morning. and finally your weekend forecast. >> the weekend is here. and the weather looks great. and we have another chance of rain in the forecast. maybe starting a trend here because for possibly the third sunday in a row we have some rain in the forecast. as we take a look at a dry start to the weekend and clear blue skies, looking from the north bay the temperatures made it up to 60 degrees there.
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we do have upper 50s elsewhere across the bay area, but let me give you a closer look at the east bay now. in castro valley 66 degrees, pleasanton 61. and brentwood 57 degrees. our temperatures responding to all of that sunshine and feeling much more comfortable than really where this morning after starting out in the upper 30s. now we are seeing those temperatures trending more toward the 60s with some upper 60s by 3:00. 4:00 you may be getting off work a little bit earlier heading home 66 degrees. and then around dinner time it's 63 with a lot of clear skies staying with us. and just a light breeze that will start to pick up as we go into the evening. later on tonight if you're going out to a movie it will be about 50 to 51 degrees. look at all the microclimates. as we take a look at the south bay in the upper 60s to lower 70s. so our temperatures right about where we should be for the middle of november. in palo alto 69 degrees, in the
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low eer hait, 65. pittsburg tops out at 71. not a huge spread in these temperatures. we generally have some mid-60s to lower 70s. and our next weather system moving in is still producing quite a bit of rain for the pacific northwest. and that rain extends offshore. there's a solid line of rain and we are expecting more of the same as it moves farther to the south into the bay area between late saturday night and early sunday morning. this model shows that we could start to see some of that rain moving into the north bay late saturday night. and at midnight it's pretty much coming down across most of our area and moving off towards the east. we may still have some lingering light showers heading into sunday morning, if you're going to some of the early morning church services you'll see it drying up out there with those showers moving to the east. if you're going to the sierra there will be snow falling from saturday night into sunday. so make sure you take with you
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those tires -- chains for the tires. and then throughout the day on sunday the snow will continue to fall. won't taper off until monday. so maybe if you can stay until monday that will be great to avoid the slippery roads. looking at how much rain we could see, the possibility of at least a quarter of an inch of rain. and then some spots getting up to a half of an inch, maybe 0.75 where some of those heavier downpours set up. sierra snow the models show the possibility of up to a foot of snow in some of the higher elevations in the ski resorts. we've gotten quite a bit of tweets from those ski resorts saying they're opening this weekend. and they're going to have more fresh powder on top heading into the start of next week. a look at the weekend forecast, all dry today. highs near 70 degrees. more of the same tomorrow. by sunday our temperatures start to drop. it will be windy and cool. even after the rain moves out we are going to have some chilly temperatures on sunday. and heading into the start of
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next week. kris and scott. >> all right. a lot of folks looking forward to those ski resorts opening. >> for sure. still ahead, a death star decoration, a bay area man shows off his giant tribute to the "star wars" saga.
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well, you know this. my son's in the fourth grade this year. california history, that's the topic. we may be taking a trip to oakland for some beyond the book learning this weekend. today at the oakland museum in addition to friday nights at the omca it's the second annual california market featuring jewelry, baskets, clothing, modern interpretation of traditional indian artistry. you can meet and support these artisans from the california indian community. visit tonight and catch it tomorrow continuing from 10:00 to 4:00. now, starting tomorrow head over to azbootiki, it's a house turned holiday boutique in los altos where a select few artists from morgan hill up to san mateo are going to bring high end hand crafted jewelry, food, soaps,
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pottery and et cetera for whatever else is on your holiday list. the great thing is proceeds go to help child advocates of silicon valley and their very special volunteers who advocate for the children in court dependent systems, foster kids. but for sunday only, oh, yeah, check that out. this is chocolate. now, this is the general's residence at ft. mason where you'll want to head for the international chocolate salon. enjoy your tasting of the finest chocolates all with the excuse of shopping for hostess and hostess gifts. one taste for yourself. you're doing all the work after all, back to you. >> right indeed, mike. >> is that where he is? we'll be right back. a galaxy far, far away may be as
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close as lafayette. =scott/vo= "colby powell" built a death the galaxy far, far away is not as far as we thought. it's actually in lafayette. >> lafayette. the death star on top of a house. it was created for halloween and in anticipation of the "star wars" movie of course. it's opening up in theaters. the death star is 23 feet tall, 162 connectors, 18 cans of paint, 2,000 feet of pvc conduit and parachutes. no word if darth vader will appear any time soon, but that's no moon. >> it's bigger than the house. that's huge. >> thanks so much for joining us. our next newscast is at 5:00. have a great weekend. >> have a great weekend. bye-bye.
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