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is happening, the so-called clayton fire has now burned 4,000 acres but it is growing. nearly 200 homes and businesses have been destroyed with 1500 other structures still threatened. now, thousands of people have evacuated this area. cal fire tells us the clayton five is just 5% contained. >> we have a team of reporters in place covering all angles tv fire. begin with nbc jodi hernandez live near the fire lines in lower lake. jodi. >> reporter: janell, this fire has done quite a number here on the town of lower lake. we're standing near one of the many, many homes destroyed by this fire. now, this used to be a two-story victorian house, built in the 1800s. tonight crews are working hard to make sure other homes don't suffer a similar fate. an aggressive aerial attack is under way tonight as firefighters try to keep the clayton fire from creeping back
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toward home. >> our goal is to just hold it back. we don't want it to get any closer to these homes than it did yesterday. >> reporter: yesterday, fueled by the wind, the fire took an unexpected and ferocious turn when it moved into town, destroying at least 175 structures in just mere hours, including deenewell ses. >> we just had the house remodeled. burnt to the ground. >> she did not have time to evacuate her horse. she was relieved when she saw a photo of her house on facebook this morning. we confirmed that her horse survived. >> she is alive, but they won't let us in to get her. >> reporter: firefighters say it is too dangerous to let home owners back in. they say the fire is still too unpredictable. >> there's still potential the fire could shift. there's still hot spots and power lines down. >> reporter: but some residents never left.
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this man has been keeping a close eye on his house since the fire broke out. >> it's my house. i do what i can to save my house until the very last minute. yesterday we thought we were safe, and in the matter of an hour it turned around and scorched everything around us. >> reporter: now, you're looking at the coral that the horse in our video rode out the fire in. you can see how charred that coral is. we have good news to report tonight. in the last 15 minutes or so animal rescuers came and rescued dakota. she is being reunited right now with her owner. reporting live in lower lake, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> relief for that family. we want to he show you another live picture from our nbc helicopter of lake county. you could see homes burned to the ground, nothing left. weather conditions playing a big role in this fire. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us with how things are shaping up. jeff. >> we've seen winds gust as high
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as 20 miles per hour near the fire. it gusted from 20 to 40 miles per hour as the fires that grow so fast and so large really create their own weather. on some fire mapping weather data we've seen, it is really on the north eastern quadrant where this fire continues to be most active at this hour. in terms of what firefighters are facing, we've seen temperatures drop a few degrees from the last hour, but still a hot 93. humidity at 12%, winds out of the south at 10. will stay in the 80s through 8:00 p.m. and drop into the 70s once we hit 9:00. it will be a warm night. you can see on the extended forecast we'll stay with this hot weather near 100 by wednesday and continue with 90s throughout the seven-day forecast. we are tracking more throughout this ore, and we will have another update in about 15 minutes. >> jeff, thank you. right now about 4,000 people have been evacuated. if they don't have friends or family's homes or hotel rooms to stay in, hundreds of people as you can see are staying at three
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evacuation shelters this evening. ironically, one of the shelters is in middletown, the same spot devastated by last summer's fire. nbc bay area's elise kershner is in middletown. it is a tight knit community there, presumably returning the favor. >> reporter: absolutely. it is a painful reality for many people here, rog. about 200 people are inside the casino here, hundreds more at the two other evacuation centers in the area. all helping those who have lost their homes or don't know if their homes are still standing tonight. >> this is a picture of my dad, harry woods. >> >> reporter: taking what they could. >> this was the only thing i grabbed out of the house. >> reporter: running from the flames of the fast moving fire. >> i go outside, the power pole across from my house is on fire. >> reporter: ee vac yuys don't know if they have a house to return to in lower lake. >> i never met her before. i didn't know she lived over there. >> reporter: gilmore grabbed her daughter and dogs and found out
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her 82-year-old neighbor she never met was alone next door. >> she put me in the wheelchair and away we went down the street. >> and the pole is on fire, the back of the church is on fire. >> kept me from being burned in my home. >> reporter: they went to the highlands senior center in clearlake but were turned away with hundreds of others when the power went out. >> because the electricity in lower lake was sparking too much for the firemen to work. >> reporter: the three headed to kelseyville high school in kelseyville, another evacuation center 30 minutes away. >> we stayed here last night. it is hard to get sleep, but at least we have a roof over our heads. >> reporter: where other evacuees wait to find out what they have tomorrow. >> the fire was so fast, you can't believe it. it comes up like a gust of wind. >> reporter: and the red cross will keep these three evacuation centers open as long as needed. now, there is a public meeting
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scheduled here for 7:30 to update folks on the conditions of the fire and also talk about how this is going to impact the community going forward. reporting live from middletown tonight, i'm ee less kirchner, bay area news. >> some families in lower lakes are fortunate enough to have their homes tonight. one woman we talked to says she feels lucky to be one of those people. she described the scene as chaotic with bomb-like sounds going off inside the flames. she told us about the anxious moments leading up to having her house saved. >> they told us to leave. we left. we came back after things settled down a bit, and then we went across -- my roommate went across the street. he saved the house and he saved our neighbor's house, too. >> a very emotional time for neighbors in lake county. this is patrick right there on the left, the roommate she says saved her and her neighbor's homes. she says she were also able to save several pets. the clayton fire is one of eight
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large wild fires burning across california right now, and that's stretching crews extremely thin. in seven minutes we will check in with our local fire department about firefighter fatigue. let's get to coverage in rio. sometimes technology can be dangerous. a scare in the air at the olympic park today. see in the center of your screen, that's a giant camera falling on to the plaza outside of the basketball arena. organizers believe a cable snapped and it crashed to the ground. it hit seven people who were rushed to nearby hospitals. thankfully, on no serious injuries. >> it is 10:00 in rio, 10:07. there's been a lot of success in rio for bay area athletes. >> let's bring in jessica aguirry who joins us. he certainly didn't take the easy road to star domestic.
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>> no, it is a fascinating story. as you know, rog, there are victories in the pool and victories in life, and anthony ervin managed to achieve both when he took gold in the 53 in rio. it is the exact medal and exact race he won 16 years ago in sydney. what happened between sydney and rio, that's the kind of stuff you write books about. >> okay. want to take a picture? >> yeah. >> for anthony ervin it is about living in the moment. >> just trying to be me. >> reporter: and the acceptance of life's junctures with a painful. >> we're all human. winning olympic gold or whatever, you know, any kind of accomplishments, those are personal vanities. >> reporter: or spectacular. >> i'm going to need a few days, weeks, months, probably even years to fully try to reflect on it and take stock in what the journey has been about. >> reporter: this modern intellectual with star-spangled
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sneakers and heart of a poet. >> the flush of victory is very temporary, and afterwards when that fades away all you are really left with is your people. >> reporter: also happens to be one of the fastest swimmers on earth. >> do it again! >> to come back and actually win it again, it's kind of ridiculous and absurd. that was my first thought. when i saw i won, i saw it, smiled and laughed to myself. >> reporter: ervin touched the wall in rio and walked away with two gold immediamedals. it was a spiritual rebirth who purged himself from swimming for almost a decade and garnered gold again. what happened between rio and sydney was a haze of drugs, rock and roll, depression and ultimately baptism by water. >> swimming is something that's been meaningful for me. even when i walked away from it, i had to do so to understand what it was i loved about it in
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the first place. >> reporter: at 35 he is hopeful his personal journey transcends swimming. >> i love the world, and the world is wild with joys and sorrows. >> reporter: and instills hope in others who find themselves flailing in the murky depths. >> i want my lasting presence over the ark of my entire life to, i would like to think that the world may be a little bit better from some small contribution that i made. >> reporter: and then there's the question of whether he's going to hang on to these two gold medals. you see, he sold the gold medal he got in sydney for tsunami relief in 2005, and then he lost the other medal that he earned. so when i asked him, are you going to hang on to these two golds, he said, for now. as for tokyo, he said he's going to be there whether it is in a swim cap and goggles or a suit and tie, that remains to be seen. a charmingly complicated guy, rog and janell. >> one of my favorite stories of these games. did a great job.
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>> quite a comeback athletically and spiritual l hopefully we'll see him in tokyo. but is michael phelps retiring from swimming? later in our news cast, our analyst joins us with with insight on his career and if it is really over. in the fight over the leaning my lem yum tower in san francisco, this 30-page document could prove very expensive for taxpayers. i'm mark matthews. i will have the story for you next. it was a very hectic day for bay area figrefighters, not jus because of the two fires. coming up, how seemingly endless days of fire fighting in this season take their toll. >> it is a challenge for the firefighters. we continue to follow breaking news, live pictures from lake county. that fire continues to grow. dozens of homes destroyed. we will bring you the latest when we return. we want to bring you an update
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on our top story tonight. a wildfire burning just south of clear lake --as an update on breaking news story. a wild fire burning south of clearlake. this is in lake county. more than 4,000 acres burned. live pictures from our nbc helicopter. you can see homes just decimated. the town in ruins. this is a town of lower lake. so far in total more than 175 structures destroyed, another
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1500 still threatened. in the past few hours governor brown issued a state of emergency in lake county as fire started on saturday, saturday evening around 6:00. still burning out of control at this hour and containment only at 5%. as for the cause, it is still unknown. >> not just lake county. we are fires burning across the state. that means local fire departments are exhausted. nbc bay area's robert honda joins us from san jose. how are they handling the staffing? >> reporter: i tell you, it has been another busy day for firefighters just dealing with the local fire conditions as well as helping with the major fires that are going on. firefighters say they have no reason to believe it will let up. the fire is not slowing down. cal fire says the monterey county fire expanded up to 75,000 acres since july. the new clayton fired required more resources.
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santa clara fire sent three rigs and 16 firefighters last night. the chief just returned from two weeks after the sobaronas fire as part of a strike team. >> every day was different. >> reporter: is it more physically or mentally challenging? >> it is both. you know, mentally and physically because you're working long hours. we are working 24-hour plus shifts. >> reporter: san jose fire crews battled four separate vegetation fires today including these near coyote road. officials say keeping up can be difficult with crews helping at both major fires. >> those crews had been out for 13, 14 days. they're not there with their family. they're not there, you know, with their every day kind of life, and they're potentially going to go to other fires. >> reporter: one homeowner is grateful firefighters stopped flames from spreading but worries about crews getting too spread out. >> if something happened in our area, we don't know how many
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firefighters can come up and help us. >> reporter: well, firefighters say mutual aid will be the norm for quite a while. the fire after four weeks is still only 60% contained and again with a projected control date of august 31st. live in san jose, robert honda. >> in about 15 minutes we're going out live to the front lines and get another update from the reporter there on the scene, jodi hernandez. once again, these are live pictures over lower lake near the fire lines. >> san francisco now where weeks ago we brought you the story of one of the priceiest buildings, it is sinking and leaning. we are digging in to look at the massive legal fight as homeowners look for someone to blame. >> tonight we obtained the agreement at the center of the battle. from san francisco, with a document that could end up shifting a huge financial burden
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on to the taxpayers. mark. >> reporter: this is a 30-page agreement between the developers of the millennium tower that is leaning and the public agency that is building the trans bay transit project that you can see on the south side of the millennium tower. in this document, inked back in 2008, that public agency agrees to pay for any damages to the millennium tower caused by the trans bay construction. the builders of the new transit building new before they started construction that the millenniu tower was not built on bedrock and that the building had had already sunk 10ism inches into bay mud before the project began. the bay authority found out after monitoring the millennium tower and agreeing to build a wall between the two projects. the wall meant to insulate the tower has become a matter of
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dispute. the tower is now leaning 2 inches to the northwest, away from the south side wall. in the agreement, the trans bay joint powers authority agreed in particular to repair damage to waterproofing or cracks in the foundations or walls of the development resulting from settlement or movement substantially caused by the construction activities. all sides are lawyering up for a fight over whether it was the trans bay's construction activities that caused the tower to begin leaning, and it is the leaning that experts say is the biggest problem. >> if it gets too far off center, the elevators won't work or they'll jam. >> reporter: frank blackburn is a former assistant fire chief and former director of san diego's earthquake prepareness program. >> it made many doors to jam and people couldn't get out. it is a serious problem in my opinion. >> reporter: tonight both sides are lining up experts to testify about what is causing the millennium tower to lean.
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if it goes against the trans bay authority, this document could be very expensive for taxpayers. reporting from san francisco, mark matthews, nbc bay area news. >> that is a high profile building literally and figuratively. >> we're going to see the battle going on for years i'm sure. >> over to our chief meteorologist. >> we have you covered. we are tracking hot temperatures here at 6:20 along the fire lines in lake county with the clayton fire. as we get a look right now, we haven't been able to cool this off from our last check about 15 minutes ago. we're currently at 93 degrees for those firefighters. humidity of 12%. that's extremely dry, the closer you get to zero on the humidity number the dryer the air is. winds out of the south at 10, but gusting close to 20. we'll stay here in the 80s, or drop into the 80s rather through 7:00 and also 8:00 tonight. when it comes to this fire, hot
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weather will continue all the way through this week. it looks like tuesday and wednesday will be the hottest days to come. as we get a look across concord you will see a rather warm 85 degrees but dropping into the 70s here over the next couple of hours. our forecast for tomorrow, we still have some comfortable weather in the north bay with 87 degrees. san francisco, we get the fog coming back and 66. for the peninsula 77, and south bay at 88. back into rio, we had the wind today, damaging wind in some cases, and for tomorrow we'll gradually see the wind calming down but temperatures will worm up into the mid and upper 80s, maybe rain by the end of the upcoming weekend as olympic start to wind down. you want to catch 7:30 the "olympic zone," and how team usa is leaving behind a legacy in rio for people to enjoy.
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>> thank you, jeff. a warning for travelers tonight after three hotel chains get hacked. i'm scott budman. how to protect yourself coming up. at nbc bay area. we investigate the powerful and hold armed men abduct multiple people
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from a puerto vallarta restaurant. mexican police are still trying to figure out exactly how . >> happening now and gaining facebook. mexican police are trying to figure out how many people have been kidnapped and who is behind it. getting attention on our website right now, adele will not be performing at the superbowl
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halftime show. she turned down the nfl offer. we have more news after the commercial break. information ..
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this time from some of america's biggest hotel chains -- including the hyatt, another threat to your private information, this time from some of america's biggest hotel chains, including the hyatt and sheraton. >> a lot of people are discovering now they've been hacked, and many people still don't know. let's bring in business and tech reporter scott budman. scott, major hotel chains here. what can people do. >> reporter: you're right. we are learning which chains were breached. if you used your credit card and traveled at a marriott hotel or maybe a hyatt hotel or one of the starwood chain of hotels, check your credit card statement. you may have been hacked. >> that hotel you recently checked into might just have gotten a little less private. hyatt, marriott and starwood hotels all hacked over the last year, all giving up credit card
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data from their guests. >> people should be aware if their credit card has been compromised. they need to look for transactions to make sure if they see them on their statements they report them to their credit card companies. >> across the country, including in california, credit card transactions were breached, a reminder of what millions of shoppers feared after the target hack of 2013. >> it is exactly the same thing. a few of the point-of-sale terminals have been compromised and the data was stolen from the point of-sale term nant. >> reporter: if you traveled, check your statement. they may show less hospitality than usual from your hotel. >> reporter: high tech security telephone us paying from your telephone is more secure than credit cards. all in all, 20 hotels say they were hacked into. back to you.
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chemicals can be really toxic. >> would you want to know if you were living near a fracking site? i'm stephen stock. we first exposed california's failure to regulate and monitor the industry. now we uncover new evidence that many fracking sites are still being kept from you, the public. >> crews are hard at work trying to contain the destructive clayton fire. >> reporter: i'm jodi hernandez in lower lake. i'll have an update coming up
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tonight. the wildfire in lake county is forcing thousands to . an update to our top story right now. wild fire burning in lake county is forcing thousands of people to evacuate. minutes ago we received a news release from cal fire. they will be holding a news conference at 8:00 p.m. tonight with an announcement of a major development. that's all we know at this time, but of course we will be covering that, just to give you an update on the numbers, the clayton fire burned 4,000 acres, nearly00 homes and businesses destroyed. another 1500 structures threatened. this fire is burning out of control since saturday. right now only 5% contained. >> within the past two hours the governor stepping in. he has declared a state of emergency. this will free up state and federal resources, which is key as we discovered in helping residents recover. >> thousands are trying to figure out whether they'll have a home to go back to. let's go to jodi hernandez inside the fire lines at lower lake. jodi, the pictures are so
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devastating. >> reporter: really devastating, but i'll tell you, so far today fire crews have been able to keep the fire from destroying any more houses. fire crews like this one here from santa clara county are going from house to burned-out house to make sure there aren't any hot spots, make sure they don't flare up. but, i'll tell you, they still have a lot of work to do before this fire is contained. an aggressive aerial attack is under way tonight as firefighters try to keep the clayton fire from creeping back toward home. >> our goal is to just hold it back. we don't want it to get any closer to these homes than it did yesterday. >> reporter: yesterday, fueled by the wind, the fire took an unexpected and ferocious turn when it moved into town, destroying at least 175 structures in just mere hours, including dee newell's. >> the house was built in 1850. we had it completely remold.
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it burnt to the ground. >> she didn't have time to evacuate her horse, dakota. she was incredibly relieved when she saw a photo of the horse on facebook this morning. tonight we confirmed dakota, indeed, survived. >> she is alive and well, but they won't let us in to get her. >> reporter: fire fighters say it is too dangerous to let home owners back in. they say the fire is still too unpredictable. >> there's still potential the fire could shift. there's still hot spots, still power lines down. >> reporter: crews from all over the state have now joined the fire fight, including this crew from oakland. they say it brings back memories of the oakland hills fire. >> those memories, no matter how old they are, are still pretty raw because it can happen any time, any place. >> reporter: and we're back here live. you're looking at a crew from santa clara working to put out the hot spots here at this site. this used to be a two-story victorian house, built in the 1800s.
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it withstood everything for the past 160 years but could not withstand the fury of the clayton fire. again, we're just getting word that cal fire will be having an update at 8:00 tonight, but so far this fire is just 5% contained, more than 4,000 acres have burned and at least 175 structures have been destroyed. reporting live in lower lake, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. pretty dramatic scene to see the fire crew from santa clara county work on the flames or hot spots there. the clayton fire, what we're seeing now, is burning in an area untouched by last year's fire in the same area. take a look. you can see the valley fire, jerusalem fire, the rocky fire, the red, the purple and pink there, those were last year's fire. in the middle, that little teeny dot, that's the clayton fire, essentially untouched, but this time around not so fortunate. >> and be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the wild fire. we are constantly updating our
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website and digital platforms. it is a hot topic, but how much do we know about it? we found when it comes to the controversial practice of fracking, the public is still being kept in the dark. >> senior investigative reporter stephen stockford broke the story of the widespread fracking problem in california more than four years ago. he joins us with the latest. >> janell, rog, fracking is the controversial practice of splitting rocks deep underground with high pressure water and chemicals to release natural gas or oil. after our first investigation four years ago, state law was changed to require public notification of all fracking operations here in will california. we discovered the state isn't always following the law. in the shadow of a.m. thomas middle school in western kern county oil rigs can be seen working the underground deposits not far from the classroom and playground. across the highway from the school is the residential
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community of lost hills. but there is more going on here than meets the eye. our investigation discovered that this well and dozens more like them nearby have been fracked in recent months. state law now requires that california's division of oil, gas and geothermal resources, or doggr, inform the public about which wells are being fracked within 60 days of the operation, but we discovered that isn't always happening. in fact, our investigation happened that nothing was posted about the fracking going on at this well or 172 others like it it in the area. long past the deadline set by state law. >> a lot of people actually, well, they don't know and they don't understand what it does to the, to the ground. >> reporter: estella montell lives in sight of the wells where the fracking has been going on. she has lived here 20 years. >> a lot of us don't understand what fracking is. >> it is really important fracking activities are disclosed when they're supposed to be. >> reporter: claire lakewood is
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an environmental lawyer at the center for environmental based in oakland. >> if it is not disclosed, public the is denied information about what chemicals are being used. >> reporter: and if it is not on the website, we don't know if fracking is going on? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the center for biological diversity tracked this issue for the last six months, comparing the oil industry website where companies voluntarily report fracked wells. we independently verified their findings. we consistently found between 130 and 175 wells reported fracked by the oil industry did not show up on the state dggr website within 60 days as required by law, a law known as sb 4. >> our website -- >> reporter: theresa shiling serves as spokeswoman for dggr. >> our database is a government-funded database, fully, publicly transparent, and
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we have a lot of data points we're asking for. we verify it. frack focus does not. >> reporter: even so, are some of the wells not making it under the 60 days required? >> some are not because they're having trouble with the reporting mechanism. >> reporter: a mechanism that shiling says is new to regulators at dggr and others who mug through new processes never required before. bill aliuhd first exposed unregulated and untracked fracking going on in california. >> in their defense, a lot was thrown as dggr fast. they had to federally regulate fracking, but that's not a great excuse because for decades they basically worked one-on-one with oil companies. >> i feel like i have part of my own reputation there. >> reporter: state senator sponsored and introduced sb 4, eventually getting it past the legislature. >> reporter: when we found these wells, between 130 and 170, does
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it disappoint you? is it acceptable? >> it is never acceptable, but it continues to improve. and so since you were asking those questions, i think they're putting a little more emphasis on it. >> reporter: we also discovered some companies haven't reported to dggr as required by law. >> when operators don't comply, we go back to them. if they do not give us the information, we will find them. >> reporter: dggr tells us they found 58 violations industry wide so far. even though the new law allows the agency to issue up to $20,000 in fines for such violations, we discovered so far they have not handed out a single fine. >> the law is the law and it affects everybody. >> reporter: when it comes to fracking in her neighborhood, estella monte l, l says it is critical she and her neighbors are informed. >> at least inform the public about it. >> reporter: do improvements need to be made to the system? >> absolutely. we are working on it on a daily basis. we want this program to be
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successful. >> reporter: now, dggr also says current law needs more teeth. to that end a new bill is right now before the state legislature in sacramento to give dggr more enforcement power, including allowing it to give bigger fines to more closely regulate fracking in the future. we also asked for a comment from the western state's petroleum association which represents the oil companies. they never got back to us. rog, janell. >> stephen, if you have a tip regarding this story, give us a call at 888-996-tips or send an e-mail to the unit. we're back in a moment. ♪ everything is awesome
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spree is apparently over. he's in jail. federal agents say he sometimes wore this, a wig and makeup. he is accused of committing take-over style robberies at four bay area banks since april. they believe he was heading to another bank to rob when they arrested him. continuing coverage now, the court clerk strike in santa clara county. good news. the strike is officially over. clerks ratified a new contract yesterday. in a nutshell, the union gets a raise this year and next year and a shorter contract so they can renegotiate sooner, but they did not get the back pay they wanted important the time they were on the picture line. as for visitors, it may take a few days to clear the backlog created by the strike. >> after a disaster like the destructive clayton fire, an insurance policy should cover you, but we want to make sure of it. the key could be in palm of your hand. i'm consumer investigator kris
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chmura. nbc bay area responds next. we have some new information to
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pass along to you -- on the wildfire burning in lake county. at 8 o'clock -- a little ov . i want to pass along new information to you on this wild fire that continues to burn in lake county. take a look at some of the video just from the last few hours. it is dramatic. you see those flames. now, at 8:00, so a little more than an hour from now, cal fire will announce what it says is a major development. as of a few minutes ago, they did update us with some of the numbers. the fire remains at just 5% containment. now, a combination of our high heat and the wind continues to fuel this fire. this is near clearlake. as you can see with some of the footage here, entire neighborhoods have been reduced to ashes, and thousands of people have been evacuated. and nbc bay area is responding to clayton fire where consumers are losing their home. >> chris chmura is with us for
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advice. >> homeowners, we have assembled three easy steps to ease the burden, and they can be done with your smart phone. step one, digitize your policy on your phone. easy access to the numbers will help you call in quicker, putting you at the front of line with an adjustor to pay your claim. two, do a home inventory, as simple as snapping photos around your house. if your home is damaged like in a fire, you will have to account for your losses at the same time you are exhausted. on your screen you will see some insurance companies offer free apps that will help you create a very detailed inventory of your belongings. that's your best way to ensure you are paid in fuel. step three, save receipts and take photos of them. if your home is partially damaged and you do emergency repairs, save receipts.
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if you are ordered to evacuate and stay in a hotel, save your receipt. insurance companies might reimburse you for certain expenses, minus your deductible, of course, but only if you back them up with receipts. document everything every step of the wacy. fire costs homeowners more than any other hardship. we have six billion reasons to take preparation seriously. over the past 20 years homeowners have lost $6 billion due to wild fires. that's according to the insurance information institute. if you have a question, ask us. 888-996-tips or visit nbcbayarea.com/response. rog, janell. >> that's helpful advice. thank you so much, chris. >> chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is here. it is so disheartening because this time last year we were sitting in middletown talking about that area being damaged by the fires and now we are back in the area. >> and the weather forecast in summer, in august continues to be hot right across lake county on the fire lines for those firefighters. the only shred of good news is
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overall we are not seeing a widespread, super gusty wind event, but mere the fire it has gusted as hire as 20 to 30 miles per hour today. right now it is a hot 93 degrees. humidity increased slightly, right now at 12%, and winds also up a little bit out of the southeast at 15. it will stop to drop into the 80s throughout the next hour and eventually 70s by 9:00 tonight. when it can uomes to this fire, structures have burned. there's over 1600 fire personnel, and we are looking alt more hot weather tomorrow with 98 degrees. winds could be as high as 20 miles per hour with wind out of the southeast. as we bring you into tomorrow morning's forecast across the bay, we will have fog in san francisco and 50 degrees, low clouds for the east bay and peninsula. as you get closer to the cost line, typical gray skies. the weather pattern is complicated right now.
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we have the jet stream well off to the north, and typically this area of high pressure would bump up our temperatures into the 100s this week. we have a small trough of low pressure off-shore that should be good enough to keep us out of the 100s tomorrow, and in the south bay put us at 89 degrees in morgan hill. san mateo 76, and in san francisco the marino is 62 degrees, areas of fog and back towards the financial district 65. for north bay and east bay and try trael, some of the best weather, mill valley 75 degrees. highest fire danger at least for contra costa alameda counties will be throughout parts of the tri-valley. livermore with 93 degrees, humidity in tens to low 20s. on extended forecast, san francisco expecting 60s throughout the next sevenen days. more 90s coming back, low to mid 90s will catch up with you fast. eventually by saturday and
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sunday temperatures dropping into the 80s. we could see the trend of 80s lasting into next week as well. a few more of the hot days and a little bit of relief. >> and the temperatures drop into the 80s. >> it will be nice. thanks, jeff. who is the most popular member of nbc bay area staff right now? >> gnat railwnatalie, for sure. >> the bay area olympic legend is in studio with us, and you brought hardware. back in a moment. stay with us.
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dominate in rio... and stanford . welcome back. i'm colin rush. the top ranked u.s. women's water polo team continues to dominate in rio and stanford is well represented. six cardinals are on the
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17-player roster, four of them scored in a win over host nation brazil. maggie steph ans had two. next up, the semifinals wednesday against hungary. concords have been training in the bay area. by the looks of their routine you would think it was two decades. they needed a 83.2 to clink a spot. no problem, 86.46 in the technical program. on copacabana beach it was a quarterfinal match of attrition. winds gusting as high as 52 miles per hour. americans admitted afterwards they didn't handle it as well as their brazilian opponents. the match here in the third, the top seeded brazilians send the americans home with a three set win, 15-9 in the third. a gold medalist in beijing, the
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6'9" has been the most domestic gnat volleyball player for years. now he will take it year by year as he contemplates tokyo. rog, janell and natalie. wow. thanks for the com preliminary. speaking of natalie, 12-time olympic medalist here with three of her medals here. >> now, when we said show and tell we thought it would be swim caps and bathing suits, and she went blink on us. >> i brought bling. i brought three medals from the games i participated in. >> they're different sizes. that's so strange. >> lift them up. >> this is athens, and then we have beijing, and then we have london over here. so, if you notice, the goddess nike is on the front of all of them and since 2004 this has been the design. this is the exact design as rio games has. >> and the back has? >> and the back is all
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different. >> right. >> my favorite is the beijing because it has the jade in it. i think that's cool. >> now, this gold piece, this gold medal is bigger than this medal from athens, but you said the amount of gold is the same. >> correct. six grams of gold in each gold medal. this is the biggest medal to date, the one from london, but it still has the same amount of gold as the other two. >> that's interesting. >> there are a lot of rules with the summer olympic medals. the winter olympics are a free-for-all. they have less rules. but the summer games, there are more rules with the medals. >> a quick memory if you can from receiving the one in london and then to athens and beijing, just what pops into your mind, your take-away. >> what pops into my mind is what i told you guys last week with this medal. i remember crying my eyes out, and i'm not an emotional person. like my sister likes to joke i'm like a robot, and i started crying like crazy and i was crying because i was crying. i was so excited, but i was like, oh, my gosh, this is so
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embarrassing right now. >> that's the beijing. >> this is beijing. this is where i was red in the eyes and not coming out of the nose. >> a proud moment, an incredible moment. >> those are nice. we want to talk swimming. michael phelps says he is going to retire. >> he says he is. >> is he going to? >> i believed him last time. he was serious last time, but i think this time he means it. he meant it last time but, you know, after london he didn't really have plan of what he was going to do. he just knew he wanted to take a break from the water. now he has a son, now he's planning on helping out. volunteer, assistant coach. i think he is ready for the next step. i think he knows what it will look like this time and he has a game plan, so i believe him. but if he wants to come back, we will always welcome him back with open arms. >> he could. anthony ervin, how old is he? >> 35. >> you know what, she can't keep the gold medal. >> you can boro borrow if you .
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