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now turning to the fire in monterey county. the fire near big sur counts to grow. only 50% contained. smoke now visible across the bay area. robert, this smoke cowell present a big problem this weekend. >> we are at the cal fire base camp and as many of us know by now, the spoke from this fire can be seen and even felt in my part of the bay area. for visitors, it means mixing fun with cautious. many people at the garlic vest value with concerned about comes from gourmet alleys, but it's hard to ignore the smoke by the fire which burned up about 31,000 acres and destroyed more than 50 homes and buildings and it won't be going away by the
end of next month. >> there's quite a bit of vegetation w the data of the 31st. >> so far, organizers say they feel lucky. geography and the wind seem to be keeping smoke ton a manageable level, but they say the vest value is preparing for a sudden turn. >> if conditions change, we have actions in place. >> a public health officer said that's a good idea, especially for the elderly, the young and those with rescue protorre conditions. >> they should look for symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath and they should be prepared to go home. >> now, the air quality management district reports that the smoke has created moderate conditions in the bay area. certainly safe enough for a fest visitors for now. robert honda, nbc bay area news. >> thank you so much. tonight, police in the east bay continue to search for a man who
they say sprayed a woman with mace and tried to drag her into his car. the woman was walking home when she was attacked and we're hearing mu from the good samaritan who stepped in to help. we are live in san leandro. what do we know about the suspect? >> well, we spoke with this 31-year-old good samaritan this afternoon and he says he is speaking out. he wants others to act if they see something that doesn't feel right. he believes this suspect is a predator who talked a woman just walking on the street to the bus stop to go to work. 31-year-old weighs just 155 pounds and stands about 5'10" tall. >> it's going to be someone, you or me, but not her. >> he said the moment he saw
what was happen, he knew he had to do something. >> i was going to go everything i had to do to make sure she was okay. >> this is video of him leaving to go to work thursday morning around 7:45. minutes later on busy washington avenue, he saw a 23-year-old asian woman. >> small frame gal. >> being drag ged into this silver nissan sent ra. >> i saw lower torso entoring in. feet in. >> police say the man wearing black seen in this newly released photo maced the young woman and was trying to kidnap her. >> part of me thinks premeditative, he was yelling, she stole my wallet. >> the 31 fought off the attacker even after being sprayed with mace. >> very unassuming, handsome, well-dressed, well put together. >> the suspect got away and he says the real hero is the woman. >> she was very brave. she was very brave and i can't imagine being in that situation.
>> and the 31-year-old tells me that the woman is okay physically, but as you can imagine, she is still recovering emotionally. now, authorities fear that this suspect may strike again. if you have any information, you're asked to contact police. reporting live in san leandro, nbc bay area news. >> thank goodness for that good samaritan. thank you very much. after nearly two year, san francisco police believe they have a break in a quadruple homicide investigation in san francisco. just hours ago, police announced 27-year-old lee farley was arrested today in connection with a shooting deaths of four people on jannatth 2015. this is video from the crime scene of that night. four people there were found shot in a car in a haze valley neighborhood. multiple leads brought them to farley, who was already in prison on an unrelated charge. he's being brought back to san francisco op four counts of murder. we are foe lowing a story along california's northern
coast. a medical transport plane has crashed. four people abroad the plane were killed and we're told parts of the piper prk a 31 aircraft with spread across a densely forested mountain in humboldt county. radio transmissions showed the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit after taking off from crescent city. the plane turned around to go back, but then crashed about five meal mooils north of the eureka airport. they transport patients throughout northern california and oregon. a follow up now to a story from our investigative unit. a government contractor admitted it mishandled soil samples in san francisco. the feds are saying the company violated standards set by the nuclear regulatory commission. the nrc is proposing sa fine against the contractor in charge of cleeng up the shipyard to make way for homes and shops. the ry found workers
deliberately false fied soil samples. our unit first exposed the data an then this year, former worker told us his bosses ordered him to conceal is radiation. the company spokesperson says it has taken corrective action. a family says they're being evicted after making several complaints about their rat and mold infested apartment. this morning, a group rallied oxford university the apartment complex calling for change. jamie has lived in the complex for several years and he says that now, his kids suffer from asthma due to the black mold in the building. he also saz the landlords don't tend to the trash, which has led to rat and flea infestations. after asking heritage reality to fix the problem, he says he received an eviction notice. today, the mayor smoke on his behalf. >> and ask these landlords and landlords throughout san matteo, to search in their souls and to have a heart. and to take action to fix this
very, very serious and growing problem. >>. >> we did reach out to heritage for comment, but did not hear back from them. in san matteo, there will be a just cause eviction measure on the ballot. now to decision 2016. both conventions now over and the presidential nominees wasted no time hit iting the campaign trials. hillary clinton and tim kaine traveled to harrisburg, pennsylvania today. that state could be key to winning the white house. >> not telling you that everything is is just peachy keen. i'm telling you we've made progress, but we have work to do and we're going to make sure everybody is included. >> clinton pledged her first hundred days in office would see the biggest investment in new jobs since world war ii. republican nominee donald trump is campaigning in colorado. he's responing to last night's blistering speech by hillary clinton saying that after that
performance, i'm taking the dplovs off. >> i was curious to see whether she'd do a class act and not mention my name. or mention it with respect. >> clearly stung by clinton's criticism of his temper, he said he has best of anyone who's run for president and bragged his speech beat hers in ratings. switching gears to sports. tonight, the giants are hope in to get back to their winning ways. before the break, they had the best record in baseball. now, since then, they've lost ten out of 12 games. >> a bit of a ruch patch. take a live look at at&t park. that's where another sellout crowd is expected. we know colin is excited about that. they're facing off tonight, but have good reason to be optd mystic. >> 2-10. they've got to figure something out. they've got reenforcements on the way. some are here.
joe returned from an ab tense last night. hunter pence, he's expected to be in the lineup tomorrow. and newly acquired eduardo nunez will be at the disposal tonight off the bench. the giants traded for nunez, the twin's shortstop by the way last night. he's on his way to at&t park last night late into round how 40. he'll sut up, be available off the bench. having his best year lead the american league in stolen bases before the trade. he's hit a career high 12 home run s this season. >> just want to anywhere in the -- offensively, 12 home runs. stolen bases. and this gives this coverage that any position in the
infield. >> matt duffy, he's close to returning to the giants, so they're inching their way towards getting back to full strength. buster posey, he has the night off. tonight's pitching match uch, a good one. game time two hours away. we're looking forward to the weather. barely even windy, which is rare here. we'll see you at 6:00. live at at&t park. >> it's going to air on nbc tonight, the game. so you have to check that out. >> going to be a busy one this weekend in the city as we just heard, the giants are here all weekend. also, the san francisco marathon coming to town. you might want to think about something other thb.a.r.t. >> if your plans include b.a.r.t., expet delays. we'll tell you what options are available. fighting crime with a dwindling police force. how is san jose doing it?
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school. while san jose has seen homicide rates soar, it has been seeing a decrease in several other parts. that comes with a cost for a depleted police department. damon is live in san jose with that part of the story. >> he says his officers are tired and overworked. yet property crimes like burglaries are down. this video shows the arrest of four burglars. this is what neighbors say did thai did to this home before stealing jewelry and the neighbor's car. >> it's really shocking. we think that this is very safe. but something like this happen. >> sources tell me the officers who made the arrest were working overtime or were working on their days off. the chief says his troops are exhausted and overworked. also mentally fatiguesed after
hearing reports of officers being killed in the line of duty across the country. >> they're under a tremendous amount of tress stress. it's a very tired police department. they've been operating, doing so well for so long. with so little. >> because of understaffing, right now, the department needs to fill 240 shifts per week in overtime, yet even with the stress, the chief says he's seen crimes like burglary decrease. the chief insists it's because of images like this. >> it wasn't a lot of hours. they're still answering the call, the call ff service and deal iing with that. sfwl deal wg a department that needs to put more woots on the ground. the chief says that one of the ways to recruit more officers is to invalidate the measure of the pension reform. otherwise, he fears more officers are going to leave the force, but there is some opposition to that invalidation
primarily by the former councilman who says a validation is itself illegal. live in police headquarters in san jose. nbc bay area news. >> thanks very much. tonight, san diego officers are mourning the loss of one of their own. two people have now been arrested for the shooting of two san diego police officers. it happened overnight. jonathan deguzman died in the shootout. his partner was seriously wounded. the first suspect was arrested shortly after the dead lie shootout between officers and the suspects. it happened after a simple traffic stop. now, the second suspect was taken into custody after an hour's long stand off. police investigator says it's not known if the attack was premeditated. zblncht in pacifica, an idea child predator may have been using a date rape drug. joseph courtney is is in jail tonight. police claim he used smart phone apps to find and lure children and may have used a drug on some victims. also guest him, robbery and possession of child pornography.
there could be several more victims and they're urging them to come forward. it's possible b.a.r.t. not the best option for thousands looking to get between the city and peninsula this weekend. they are shutting down the tracks between glenn park and daily city stations all weekend long. there are alternates in place, but thebds you should expect long delays. christie smith is live in san francisco to explain why b.a.r.t. is shutting down the track. >> she say they're work ong a half mile of track that has, they're going to work on a cu e curved area where there have been complaints about noise. for riders who start hearing. >> barth has been letting riders know trains won't be running between glenn park and daily city, balboa park station will be closed all weekend. >> the station, it was good to have advanced notice, but it's kind of unfortunate. >> she'll take muni instead
where there will be free shuttles. this is the first of seven weekend closures to tries to reduce noise. >> there's about 2,000 feet of rail jointed. makes a clickty clak as you travel. much more quiet. gl and adding sound dampening equipment. at kig park, neighbors say it's needed. >> still pretty loud. >> taylor is one of those headed to sf ork. >> it's going to be an incon venus. it's tough hearing about it. >> again, there will be shuttles to get around the area. ride typically, when they have these type of closures in place, about 60% of their riders choose not to ride b.a.r.t. and find
another way to get around. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. gl thanks so much. you can tell from the wibd there and also a bit of cloud cover. >> chilly in san francisco. warm here. >> by the number, it's pretty amazing above 10 des we've seen. here's the good news, weekend relief is on the way. right now, that sea breeze as you just saw and heard, in san francisco, has been pretty breezy. as you see for a term at 84, hazy skies. we'll show it to you in livermore. since tuesday, wednesday and thursday, you've gone from 105, 201, five of the last six days have been above 100 degrees sork a little improvement today as we saw temperatures close to 100. 96 currentry, but look at the humidity. only 14%. very dry conditions and high fire danger across some of the
east bay hills and there's the ocean air-conditioning. right now moving into san francisco. 66 degrees. higher humanity trk marine air spilling in. we'll see a greater sea breeze for our inland valleys. heading into the weekend. the at&t park hour by hour forecast, the game here. so, the sea breeze will be turning stronger this weekend. that's also good news for air quality. we have finally gotten rid of the spare the air days for saturday. still smoke pollution across the south and east bay burning to the south near monterey. to the ser area ra, watch out for thunderstorms. a lot of lightning in the last hour. up to 117 strikes. afternoon thundershowersing still part of the day. and for the bay area, low clouds and then the pattern repeats like we had today. sunshine inland and still, temperatures soaring boot 90s inland. souft san jose, morgan hill, about 93 degrees. san francisco staying in the
60s. now speaking of the trip down highway 101 out to the gilroy garlic festival, not too bad. if you're going to take the drive down highway 15 to santa cruz, you can see the sea breeze keeping temperatures in the mid-60s for saturday. 80ness the forecast. pleasonton and livermore. mid 90s now, so about a degree drop in temperatures an the hour by hour forecast for liver plr, still hot tomorrow. but not as bad as we've seen over the last five to six days. this ridge of high pressure, finally begins to weaken, we will see a stronger sea breeze picking up. more so by sunday. so now, cooling changes ahead of your seven-day forecast. we'll see areas of drizzle around san francisco, but the birg change and it's been a while since we've been able to do this, we brought temperatures down into the mid-80s. should be out of the 90s even
out trivalley on sunday so welcome relief from the heat finally reaching those inland loeks of the east bay. amazing. five out of six days. today will be six out of seven days above 100 degrees. >> thank goodness. sounds good. >> thanks, rob. come up, cheers on wall street. bay area tech company has its ipo. the reason is getting investors good reason to celebrate. plus, worries about zi kai, the new developments scientists are concerned about tonight.
nine million by going public which they'll use by hiring more employees. scott budman goes one-on-one with executives at 6:00. the zika vry russ has taken a turn in florida. it's likely spread by local mosquitos. exp perts stress it is a small area, about a square mile, so health officials are just going door to door with warning. experts say the virus won't spread here like it is in brazil because of better sanitation, better mosquito control and wider use of window screens and air conditioners. water worries at lake tahoe. the average surface temperature last year was the warmest ever recorded at 53.3 degrees. scientists say the water has been warming at a pace 15 times its historic average. the warmer waters could threaten the lake's clarity, causing
kye over rio de janeiro's stadium last night. rehearsals were underway for the olympic opening ceremony's is finally here. this is a trial run for the opening ceremony. that will take place on august 5th. jessica is on her way to rio to bring us live coverage pr the opening ceremonies and the rest of the games. tonight, a vision attack on a grandmother. how he managed to get run over by her own car after a brew it will beating. we're going to speak to her family about their fears for the neighborhood. also, a programminging note coming up, the nationals taking on the giants. "america's got talent" will play at 8:00 p.m. on cozi and "dateline" at 10:00 following the game as well. fortunately, blue skies over at&t park. >> good night for baseball and very fallies, we'll see the temperatures cooling. upper 80s instead of the 100s
the last few days. relief coming across the valleys. >> thank you so much for joining us. hope to see you back here at 6:00. for the first time tonight, homegrown zika. new cases not linked to travel outside the country, instead likely contracted here on american soil. frightening new developments that scientists have both predicted and feared. off and running, clinton and kaine hit the road on a blitz through the rust belt. after blasting donald trump, tonight trump fires back, after the crowd chants "lock her up," he says he agrees. customer service nightmare. wrongly charged big money, then kept waiting for hours and hung up on on purpose. tonight tips and tricks to avoid the runaround and get your money back. and one week to go, our team in rio. the athletes are there, but concerns remain about what's in the water, days before the games begin. "nightly news" begins