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sifting through the ashes... and picking up the pieces. more north bay communities getting a first look at what )s left of their homes in the wake of the devastating right now, sifting through ashes as more bay state residents get a first look at their homes after what is devastating fires. and the progress that the crews are making. and a plea for help of a cyclist that was hit by a hit-and-run driver and the clues that police have gathered to catch the suspect. and a jog on a public trail is taking a frightening turn, and a new warning on the uc berkeley campus. the news starts right now. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm garvin thomas with a special post college edition of bay city
area news. we begin on the berkeley campus where the students have taken to hiking in groups after a woman was attacked. police say that yesterday, a student was jogging on the upper fire trail just off campus when a man tackled and sexually assaulted her. she was able to get away. the bay area's sergio quintana is live on the berkeley campus and this is rattling nerves with so many students out for the home football game. >> a lot of the students that we talked to out there on the trail said they decided to travel in groups, and as you mentioned, the police say that attacker tackled that student as she was running on that trail last night. >> reporter: students and reside residentses of the neighborhood say that the upper fire trail above the uc-berkeley campus is a beautiful place for a hike or run, but an alert issued by the uc police department reveals that the student was attacked here yesterday. she was running on the trail when the man jumped at her and pulled her to the ground. the alert says that the attacker
tried to pull down the student's shorts and fondled her, but she struggled away and sprinted off. the students say that the attack has prompted them to travel in group s ts on the trail. >> all of my runs this week, i am planning them with friend, because of this. >> reporter: because of the k comfort? >> yes, that is why we are all hiking together. >> we like to go outside to experience the outdoors, but it is something that is concerning, if i chose to do it alone. >> the suspect is described as the man in his 50s with a graying beard and graying shoulder-length hair and wearing khaki pants. that attack happened around 7:00 p.m. last night, and it is an area that is relatively busy at about that time, so the police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to give them a call. reporting live on the uc berkeley station, i'm sergio quintana on the nbc bay area news. thank you. now, for the continuing coverage
of the bay area wild fires. it is nearly two weeks since the fires broke out, and here are the latest areas, all five major fires now more than 80% conta contained. the focus now is shifting to the rebuilding effort. governor jerry brown issued an executive order today to that will allow the environmental o protection agency to help with the removal of the hazardous waste of charreded homes to includes a bes tosbestos and ot materials. today, many residents were first time allowed to go in to view what was left of their homes. one man lost everything, but he had an emotional message for firefighters. >> reporter: david gregory came back to his home in the fountain grove home, and only ashes left. >> there is pretty much nothing
le left. i can't believe it. >> reporter: it is after a wildfire burned a path of destruction through the neighborhood. he remembers evacuating with his family. >> i was far a wway, and so we t together this box before and she said, you get the kids, the legacy box and the computers and the pictures, and that is all we got. >> reporter: today as he returned, he found a few keepsakes and collectibles from his life. >> this is probably the only thing they will save from what my mom gave me when she died. >> behind me is a difficult sight to see, and we have seen some beautiful thing, and neighbors in cul-de-sacs holding each other. >> reporter: julia gonzalez is with the city of santa rosa and she says that 60% of the homes in this neighborhood were lost. there are now controlled access points for residents, and the city is remining residents to be careful, because there is a lot of grass and debris. >> limit your exposure to the fire ash, and the contaminants that are in there are dangerous. >> people are great. they are pitching in. these firemen are coming from all over the country, and just
wonder wonderful people. >> reporter: while the neighbors like david gregory who suffered tremendous loss notes how the communitys ha come together. >> this piece right here, that is from the 1850s or 1870s somewhere in that range. >> reporter: in santa rosa, christie smith, bay area news. within the last 50 minutes, it was announce had the residents in coffey park areas will be allowed to return to their neighborhoods next weekend, because that i have to check in at designated entry points and show proof of residen residence. you can find more on bayarea.com, and we have posted a photo tribute to the victims. you can find information on how the help with the relief efforts and that is nbc bayarea.com. now sh, to a developing aren the east bay. the police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who left two cyclists injured. the crash happened on a road that some say is dangerous.
we have roz in danville with the latest. roz? >> well, garvin, we don't have much about the description of the driver, but the vehicle, we know a little bit about, and the police want to find who has struck these two cyclists critically injured and left lying on the side of the road and never stopped to offer help. >> reporter: the hit-and-run happened around 2:00 in the afternoon. we are told that they were on diablo road towards blackhawk when the driver of a silver ford escape plowed into the group seriously injuring two of the cyclists and sadly, the neighbors said they have seen it before. >> i am not surprised, because unfortunately the second time that it has happened in the summertime with a car hitting two bike, and it is unfortunately a very narrow road. >> reporter: it turns out that the stretch of road leading to mount diablo has been the source of controversy for years. residents have wanted to widen it to include a bike path, and
another group called s.o.s. danville sued to put a proposed housing development on hold until the city planners could figure out how the make it safer for the bike w. the added traffic, the homes would bring. now, one of the cyclists was air lifted to the hospital and the other taken by ambulance. i spoke with a few moments ago with the chief of police who told me that one had a broken arm, an onef of the spinal injuries are being evaluated and both of them hospitalized for the time being, and if you have any information, the police want to hear from you. for now, live in danville, i'm roz plater, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, roz. new tonight, a wild and dangerous scene on the east bay drive w driveway. the driver of a stolen truck crashed head-on into a suv. it happened on willow pass road in concord around 1:30 this afternoon. you can see it ended in a lot of flames. the sheriff's deputies were pursuing the truck when the driver went the wrong way down the highway and crashed.
the suspect got out and ran from the scene, and several people in the suv, the driver hit were taken to the hospital, but they are all expected to survive. a car theft led to a police shooting in the south bay early this morning shortly after 1:00 a.m., sunnyvale police asked to find a stolen case, and then santa clara police stopped the car, but when the officers got out, the driver allegedly rammed into the patrol car. one officer opened fire, and the suspect is now in stable condition in the hospital after surgery, and police say that he was on parole for burglary and he does not have a driver's license. it seems crews are in control of the bear fire burning in the santa cruz mountain and the nearly 400-acre fire started monday night, and the evacuations are in place remaining for neighbors near bear creek canyon road. the firefighters say that the
flames are calming down and it is now 65% contained. >> there is a lot of extensive heavy, heavy mopup. large trees have fallen and large stumps smoeldering and burning and we will be working through the coming days to extinguish those. >> and investigators have yet to determine what qaaed that fire. and miles away, another fire prompted the crews to close the northbound lanes of highway 1. this is north of santa cruz near western drive at 1:00 in the afternoon. and no word on what caused that fire to start, but the santa cruz police reopened the highway two hours later. now, after some much needed showers, especially in the fire zones, a change is comeing in the forecast, warmer and dry weather ahead. we will check in with our meteorologist rob mayeda, and this is more fire concerns, doesn't it? >> yes, and it is nice to get the rain thursday night, and friday and right now, we are seeing the clear skies and good air quality in san francisco at 58, and san jose at 6f 1, and air quality for the sunday plans
outdoors, moderate levels of smoke at the north bay and the central coast and the inland east bay, and good air quality through the south bay and santa clara, and you can see the winds tomorrow will be dry, and taking most of the smoke from salah know county an inland to the central valleys, and the air quality not all that bad. you can see the wind speeds. 10 to 20 miles per hour, and these winds are once again going to the turn off shore, and so it is a warming trend ahead, and when see the warmer temperatures ahead tomorrow, and the seven-day forecast and things will dry out, and we could be approaching record highs as we are headed to the start of the work week and a look at how hot it is going to be in the neighborhood, and the full forecast is come up in 8:00. back to you. >> and remember, you can track the changes in the forecast with the free nbc bay area app and click on the weather tab to get updates for your neighborhood. this is just in, a brushfire sparks an arson investigation in
the south bay. this is a picture of the flames at the santa teresa golf club in san jose. this happened after 4:30 this afternoon. the sheriff's deputies say that they took a man in custody after he was seen starting the fire and acting quote erratically. no injuries reported. still ahead, they are classified, but not for much lo longer. historic files set to be released to have a move that the white house is involving president john f. kennedy. and an event in texas that drew five former presidents.
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investigation. that is is to be set to be removed thursday and so president trump plans to give the approval by allowing the long blocked files to be open. and the warren commission investigated the killings and saying that lee harvey oswald acted alone assassinating a former president. and the five former u.s. presidents were in one place to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. barack obama, jimmy carter and george h.w. bush and george bush and bill clinton were present with a concert in texas. it is not clear if president trump who has drawn criticism for some of his handling of the efforts in puerto rico was invited to attend. thousands off people rallied on the streets of barcelona today in support of catalonia's independence from spain.
the catalan president who made a symbolic declaration of independence last week joined the protesters and the rally came hours after spain's prime min ster announced the spanish government wants to remove catalonia's leaders and take control of the separatist region. catalonia has had its own language and culture and enjoyed grand autonomy, but now the spanish government has invoked a rare constitutional powers in an attempt to block catalonia from breaking away from spain. still ahead, we introduce you to family of the year. how they went above and beyond in the bay area community to win a special award. mostly clear skies and 61 degrees in san jose right now, and for the 49ers hosting the cowboys at a levi's stadium tomorrow, the temperatures will be in the mid 70s, but could 90s be making a big comeback in the seven-day forecast? we will look at that when we come back.
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in san jose. every year, the organization recognizes one family as "family >> the hispanic foundation ball is tonight at san jose, and every year, they recognize one family as family of the year. t the family must exemplify hard work and community service. this year, the family from redwood city exceeded the requireme requirements. nbc's day mon true -- damon truillia has the report. >> reporter: they gather to learn the art of tae kwan do. >> it is a discipline that is confidence. >> reporter: this is no ordinary studio. this is in redwood city, and it is a place where people gather to tell stories, learn a craft and celebrate culture. they do art, music and radio
he here. theater and many of the simple yet cultural things that bring the community together. and in typical silicon valley fashion, they started in a gara garage. >> and we were very noisy. >> and so we were told that we could not teach classes there because we were too noisy. >> and now it is head quartered in the spacious and industrial park where they bring the colors to life to a predominantly immigrant community. >> and so, to see them come, and i think that the when you are doing something that you know that you have to do it. you are very confident. >> reporter: she is by trade a schoolteacher. and she had a classroom in mexico city, but the real life lessons were outside of her window in a place called the dump. the schoolchildren were the children of parents who spent the day inside of the dump
looking for the scraps to eat or sell. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: she says in this country, people throw away food, and in there they are picking it up. >> how sad is that? >> it is unbelievable, because things that if you have never done it, you don't believe what they do. >> later, she left her job and went to the united states and her children soon followed. she started to clean houses and went back to school to become a parallel and now in her spare time, this is all she wants to do is to serve her community. >> and as his ppanics, that is something that we need to feel like we are somebody. we are not just here to clean houses or do the gardening, but
we are here to do what we are, and we have a very rich culture. >> reporter: this is a family affair and her sons are hands on. her son fernando is a set designer, and her other son helps to fight childhood obesity, and her son emanuel copyrights books written by students in the center. and when he is not there, he is helping to build self-esteem one kick at a time. >> to stand up in the middle of everybody else, and show whatever it is. >> and it is confidence. >> reporter: the center is now preparing for the day of of the dead celebration in redwood city, and this year, their talents will be on display in san francisco's symphony hall.
>> we have a lot of things to offer. >> reporter: for their passion, devotion, and for their tireless community service, the hispanic foundation of sill conn valley honors this family as la familia, the family of the year. >> that is damion trujillo reportinger, and i noticed that he is emcee iing the event wher the family is being honor and that is a great job. >> yes. great story. >> and i want to talk the weather with you, and i was working on a story where thursday it felt like fall, and then friday felt like winter and now headed back to summer? >> yes, three seasons in three days. nice to get the cold, and cold enough to get the snow at time, and close to 5,000 to 6,000 feet, and everything is reversing again, and fortunately, typical of october, and we kind of tease you with
some fall and winter-like weather and to rewind back the summer-like temperatures. and now, we have the benefit of the breeze out there today and it is making things dry, and keeping the skies clear for the most part, and now, 59 in oakland and a little breezy out there in the east bay, and to dublin, and 58 degree, and similar temperatures around the bay area, and to san jose, 61, and clear skies and as we head through the night time hours tonight, we will continue to have the clear sky, and relative willy good air quall te, and especially compared to a week ago when we had the nonstop hazardous air quality around the bay. but right now, it is moderate from the inland east bay, and over to solano counties and those are the eareas to see the smoke, and north bay and obviously, around ver acruz out there with the temperatures. and you can see the busy sports day for the south bay tomorrow
we have the san jose earthquakes trying to get into the playoffs there, and they will be seeing the temperatures in the low 70s with that game against minnesota united at a 1:00 in the afternoon. and at santa clara, we have levi's stadium with the niners hosting the dallas cowboys with temperatures in the 70s. that is the good news, and 70s and air quality is not a problem around the santa clara valley. highs in the mid- to upper 70s and close to 80 at more gaap hi hill, and pleasanton, and upper 70s at walnut creek, and 70s in oakland and hayward, and at the peninsulak looking good, and high to mid-70s in san francisco. and close to 70s downtown and trending to shore, and by monday and tuesday, the highs up to 81 degrees in santa rosa and the upper 70s around sonoma and notice the wind speeds tomorrow, going with the northwest wind
direction, and things are going to be a more interesting turn come monday afternoon and you can see the direction of the arrows turning off shore once again, and that is a dryer wind pattern with the high pressure building n and that is is going to temporarily put us in, and that is going to be the oregon border to move to the north all of the way through wednesday as a fairly large ridge of pressure is going to close awe off the storm door, and since the rain got to the north, and away from seattle, and so, tuesday into wednesday, and you will notice the temperatures are climb iing and the valleys are going to be upper 80s and fortunately, low 90s and another possibility again by toewsday which is close to record, and notice san francisco has a chance of hitting the 80s and monday and tuesday and still warm, but for the valleys, it is really nice now, and you have 70s out there, and the temperatures are climbing into the low 90s on tuesday which is for this time of the year average high, mid-870s which is way above
average and you are to watch the wind speeds, but a it is two periods there, and midday monday and we may see the fire watches going up, and any time the winds turn off shore, it is something to look for. and low humidity and the warmer temperatures setting up next week. >> that is is my question, and the temperatures and the wind and the humidity and things that we all look at. >> and so you think that we may see the red flag warning? >> well, it depends on the wind speed, and the sustained wind speed and what you may see is the hills above # 1,000 feet, and so we would have needed two weeks of rain to help moisture in the hills. >> still at 8:00, a scare for a cal student, and search for a suspect after a woman is attack and trail. plus, going out for a ride? take the dangerous turn for two cyc cyclist, and the search for the hit-and-run driver in the east bay.
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right now, students on alert, and the warning sent out by police at uc berkeley after a woman is attacked jogging. welcome back, i'm garvin thomas, and terry mcsweeney is is off tonight. a frightening or dealer for a cal student is shaking nerves across the campus. and student is jogging on the upper fire trail, and just across the campus when the man is attacked and assaulted her. she was able to get a wway. and we have sergio quintana on the campus, and this is rattling the nerves there? >> yes, it is, garvin. the investigators believe that the man struggled with that student, and she did manage to get away from him, and ran off. the attack happened around 7p:00 p.m. yesterday evening, and students and residents in the evening said that the upper fire trail of the uc campus is a popular spot to hike and run and according to the alert issued by the police department. and it was attacked while she was doing one of the activities
and running the trail, and the man jumped at her, and pulled her to the ground. the alert says that the attacker tried to pull off her clothing, and fondled her when she tried to escape. and we talked to one student who tried to run that trail. and was shocked. >> i run here two or three times a week. >> reporter: by yourself or with people? >> i try to run with people, but occasionally i go by myself and generally after work at 5:00, and there is enough people on the trail that it seems safe. >> reporter: okay. >> reporter: as she says, she is going to be asking the friends to join her on the hike for the next few day, because of the news of the attack, and the suspect is deskrcribeded as mann his 50s with a graying beard and graying shoulder-length hair. he was wearing khaki pant, and again, this incident happened around 7:00 p.m. yesterday evening, and the police are asking anyone who may have been on the trail or who lives in the neighborhood or seen anything suspicious to give them a call. reporting live on the uc
berkeley campus, i'm sergio quintana for bay area news. >> and now no, the continuing coverage of the north bay wildfires. tonight, the crews continue to make progress it has been nearly two weeks since the fire broke ow out. these are the latest numbers. the five major fires are all now more thancontained, and now shifting to the recovery effort. governor jerry brown issuing a executive order to allow the environmental protection agency to help with the removal of the hazardous waste such as battery, flammable liquids and asbestos. the governor visited the area last week. and the fountain grove residents returned to the home for the first time since the tub fire devastated part of the city. they say that 60% of the homes in fountain grove were destroyed. david gregory spoke to us to
come back to only find ashes, but he was lucky enough to save some sentimental items before having to evacuate. >> i was far a wway. and so we put together this box before, and she says, you get the kids and the legacy box and the computers and the pictures, and that is all we got. >> residents of the fountain grove and coffey park neighborhood will be accessed next weekend, but they will have to enter a designated checkpoint and showresidency. and you can find more details on b bayarea.com, and we have posted a tribute to the victims and also you can find out how you can help in the relief effort on bayarea.com. now, tonight, a driver of a stolen truck ended up crashing head-on into the suv. the crash happened on highway four near willow-pass road in concord at 1:30 this a
afternoon, and you can site ended in a lot of flames. the sheriff's deputies were pursuing the truck when they were going to wrong way down the highway after the crash. several people were hit, and taken to the hospital, but they are expected to survive. >> in danville, the police say they are searching for the hit-and-run driver that left two cyclists injured. it happened along the stretch of road that some say it is dangerous. and roz plater is live in danville with the lat est. roz? >> well, garvin, i got a late update about the condition of the cyclists from the police chief. one was air lifted to the hospital, and another taken to the hospital by the ambulance, and the chief says one has a broken arm and the other one has more serious injuries and both of them will remain hospitalized tonight.
>> this accident happened about 2:00 this afternoon on diablo road near clydesdale, and the driver of a silver ford escape struck the group and kept going. two cyclists were critically injure and taken to the hospital. and the neighbors tell us that this is not the first time it has happen and they know that they have to navigate the stretch of road carefully. >> i am okay going down the waiting, and that is not going to the take that much time, and it does not slow me down that much to be patient and key them safe and ourselves safe. >> the part of the road leading to mount diablo has been the source of controversy for year, and some residents of danville have been advocating for a wider bike path, and they are want ing to u put a housing proposal on hold until the city planners can make it safer for the bikes with all of the added traffic that the homes would bring. >> now, so far, the police do not have that driver in custody, but anybody who has information is asked to call danville
police. por now, we are live in danville, and i'm roz plater, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, roz. >> a car theft led to a police shooting in the south bay this morning. shortly after 1:00 p.m., police asked for help to find a stolen car and then police stopped the car in el camino boulevard and when he ran out, the officers ran into the patrol car, and the officers opened fire, and the suspect is in stable condition after surgery as police say he was on patrol for burglary and he does not have a driver's licen license. >> it seems that the crews are in control of the bear fire burning in the santa cruz fire. iter started monday night, and the evacuations are in place for residents near bear canyon creek road, but the firefighters are saying that it is calming down and the fire is 65% contained. >> there is a lot of the extensive mopup. large trees have fallen and large stumps smoldering and
burning, and so we will be working to extinguish those. >> the investigators have yet to determine what caused that fire. miles away, another fire prompted the crews to close the northbound lane of highway one. this is north of santa cruz near northwestern drive and it happened at 1:00 in the afternoon and no word on what caused the fire to start, but santa cruz police reopened the highway two hours later. after some much needed showers especially in the fire zones a change is in the forecast, and warmer and dry weather is coming. we will check in with meteorologist rob mayeda, and rob, this is more fire concerns as well. >> yes. >> and as the winds are changing direction at least for now out of the northwest and clearing the skies out for the bay today, and currently in san francisco, and 611 in san jose, and hour by ho hour, and the temperatures are in the 70s and tomorrow, inland spot by 3:00 in the afternoon,
and starting to see some 80s showing up, and mid-70s around the bay, and we will be closely watching the winds picking up in the day tomorrow out of the north, and looking at what happens here, and monday by noon, the winds are turning off chore, a shore and we will have to see what changes are in the forecast. we are seeing the breezy condition, but we are seeing record highs going into the 70s and the 80s of the weekend to 90s in the valley, as we are are going through the next seven days, and the time line of how long this warming trend is going to stick around. we will have more on that in about 12 minutes. >> thank you. you can track those changes with the free bay area map, and click on the weather tab to get updates on the neighborhood. >> a brushfire sparks an arson investigation in the south bay. and in is a picture of the flames of the santa teresa golf club in san jose, and it happened 4:30 this afternoon, and the sheriff's deputy say that they took the man in
custody after seen starting the fire and acting quote erat clishgs and -- erat clishgs and no injuries have been reported. >> and a rare look inside of the white house. the renovations now unveiled. and plus, sending the first astronauts into to space. a update on the flight plans for virgin ga llactic. give your boring old breakfast a wake up call. jack's two dollar breakfast pockets get a grilled pocket filled with your choice of ham or sausage, freshly cracked eggs and two melty cheeses. but if you snooze, you'll lose out on this deal.
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take taking a little bit longer than expected for the space flight company virgin galactic to send a flight into space. the company is revealing that it will accomplish the big launch by the end of the year. founder are richard branson says that virgin is going to be sending astronauts into space in four months. branson did not reveal the reason behind the delay, but the company needs to subject its spacecraft to a series of test flights before the launch. >> coming up, we investigate. >> this is not new. we have known about it, and we have decided to turn the other way. >> turn the other wa way while nearly 1 million californians live with contaminated drinking water. i'm senior investigator steven stock, and we will investigate how the state has failed in the p promise to provide clean dr drinking water to the residents.
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of california communities. senior investigator stephen water too contaminated to drink but no money to client up. that is the reality for hundreds of california communities. senior investigator steven sock and his team have been digging into the issue for more than a year now, and this is what they found. >> reporter: five years ago state lawmakers agreed that every citizen in california had a right to clean, affordable drinking water, and since then, mills of your tax dollars have gone the build treatment centers around the state to clean the drinking water, but we have found that even if the state pays for facilities, many poor communities have not afford the maintain and run them. >> reporter: every month, the delivery man bringing bottled water paid for by taxpayers to the 600 or so residents living in the rural unincorporated town located in east fresno county. and le their's water since 20002
has contaed h highest levels of arsenic in the state. >> reporter: we are forgotten. >> and you can see an examplef this, $1.4 million water treatment plant that can clean arsenic and other impurities out of the water. >> translator: initially, it looked like a good idea and a really good plan. >> reporter: but within six months of going online, the treatment plant was mothballed while the grant covered the cost of the plant in 0 -- 2006, there was mo money to maintain the plant. >> translator:en p the community wanted to, we can't afford the treat the water. >> reporter: this plant still sits idle while bottled water is delivered to the residents instead. >> translator: the operation of the plant led the community to significant debt that we are still paying off today. >> they can't drink the wear, the because of the arss nick. >> reporter: the director leadership of council and
accountability says that the state has failed them. >> reporter: the communities are remained forgotten by the rest of california. >> this is an issue that is not new. we have decided to turn the other way. >> reporter: it ist not just there, because our investigation found more than 300 communities serving a total of 1 million people in a situation similar. that includes 129 systems with high levels of arsenic in them, and more than 100 water systems tainted with nitrates or uranium, and like lenair, these commu communities could not afford the run the treatment plant if the state gave them funds to run it. how is this possible? because water is seen as a local, and very local thing. >> reporter: felicia mark is in charge of the resources control board, and she says that the communities who cannot afford to
run the treatment plants are the biggest barrier to getting dr k drinkable water. >> the biggest barrier is money, and if the legislature can come up with that, we are off to the races. >> reporter: why has that not happened before? >> well, sometimes you get to it when you get to et. >> so we went to bill moning of cornell and his solution is senate bill 623 to provide state funning -- funding to run water systems in poor communities like lanare and for as little as $1. >> it is understood scoring the shared recognition that the problem is unsustainb, and it is a human rights issue, and by coming together we have a solution. >> reporter: has the legislature failed in the promise to deliver that, because we have the communities who can't? >> well, in retrospect five years, one could say that we
failed, because we did not achieve it yet. i tend to look forward and as an optimist, we are in a position now to do that. >> senator moning's proposed bill has broad support from the agriculture to the rules committee, but right now it is stuck in the committee. and so for now, the commune city hoping to have fresh clean water by 2018, and nearly 1 million other residents here in california still live with contaminated drinking water in their communities. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. if you have a story for the investigative unit call 888-996-tips or send the e-mail no the unit@nbc bayarea.com. rob is here with the check on the forecast. one day of rain is nice. couple of weeks better or at
least a few days when we talk about putting to bed this fire season. >> yes, and we had one of the hottest summers on record for the state, and a very hot september for the bay area, and things are extraordinarily dry in the hills and nice to get the rain thursday and friday and unfortunately, that is the last chance of rain, and maybe for the next seven to ten day, and right now, 58 degree, and san francisco with a nice sunday forecast in store where the temperatures will be approaching close to 70 by 2:00 in the afternoon. for dublin, it is 58 and temperatures are going to be chilly tomorrow with the wind sheltered valleys, and upper 40s to start, and eventually the highs around the tri valley approaching the upper 70s, and san jose currently, 61 degrees and a big sports day tomorrow. first at levia stadium where yo have the earthquakes playing there. and you will see the temperatures up to 70s, and at
levi's stadium, the 49ers and the cowboys there. so the air quality is looking good to moderate as most of the smoke will be heading off to the inland east bay out to slis s o county. and upper east bay, you can see the upper 70s near san jose and could climb into the 80s there. and mid-70s from hayward to the freemont. and the peninsula temperatures in the low 70s. one of the cooler days that we will see in the next seven in san francisco near 70, but 8 # 0s to be possible as early as monday. and speaking of the low 80s, it is possible for santa rosa and sonoma for tomorrow. and the snow track which rode through scentral california thi weekend has moved off to oregon and for the next three to five day, it is about to move away from the west coast, and the strong high pressure builds in, and the zonal flow which brought in the rain, we are seeing the
opposite, and the big ridge of pressure that is going to be strengthening tuesday and wednesday and the temperatures could be as much as 10 to 20 degrees above average and for san francisco, breezy and dry c condition, and we have to watch the wind speed, because it is the wind direction off shore which is going to lower the humidity levels and you can see it play out in the inland seven-day forecast. and so to wrap up the weekend and ho low 90s and near records on tuesdays and we will see the warm temperatures, and low humidity levels again, and hopefully they won't get too guss ti in the hills bs, but th fire weather watch is a possibility again in the hills for the very nice week. >> and the break has been long enough that they have gotten control of the fires. >> yes. >> and so that is great news. >> thank you very much, rob. and now a look at what is coming up in sports. >> the dodgers are about to play in the world series, a while the giants are making big changes to make sure that they're back in the post-season next year instead of the n.l. west rival.
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internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. 3:11-3:16 hi, everyone. i'm mindy bach, and finishing 40 games behind in the division won't cut it and the giants said as much shaking up the coaching staff and most surprising is the reassignment of the long time pitching coach dave righetti after 17 seasons in the position, he is now going to be the special assistant to general manager bobby evans. and pitching coach mark gardner is going to evaluate the pitchers inside and outside of the organization and the sis tant hitting coach is going to be the special assistant to the director of operations. and they hipted that more changes are to come. mention two words the catch, and the 49ers know the name, montana and clark. and so sunday, dwight clark will be honored and 40 of his teammates will be on hand to
share the day. head coach kyle shanahan recalls his introduction into the lawnpch of the 49ers' super bowl era. >> i remember when i came in here, and i moved out here in sixth grade and i did not grow up here in this area, and i remember that i was young when the catch happened. >> january of 1981. >> yes, wiz 2 years old and i remember the catch and my mom talking about it, and she was so upset with me for not knowing what the catch is, and i said it is your fault for not teach meg, because i was young, but i remember learning about it in sixth grade and being around dwight all of the time and he was working for the niners at the time and up at training camp and mess around with me a lot, and the guys like to pick on me in funny ways, but that is is what you get as a sixth grader, but dwight is great and watching him over the years and the highlights and he is as good as it gets and as good of a person as it gets. goit to see him when i got back, and good to see him.
it is a guy who everybody knows him for what he has done in the career, but myself, knowing him when i was younger, and remembering the type of person he is, and he is a pretty cool dude. >> well, super bowl li was a epiccomeback or meltdown, depending if you are a patriot fan or the cardinal fan, and finally the rematch is coming up tomorrow night. the football night in america offers a preview. >> welcome to the football set of football night in america, and tony dungy and rodney harrison, and we have more questions about the patriots or the falcons? >> well, i would say the falcons at this point. i look at them offensive ly and it is not seeming that the offensive coordinator knows how to use all of the weapons in the right way, coach, but also the defense. it seems like they are faltering in the fourth quarter, and i just don't understand why. >> and yeah, dan quinn, the defensive coach can't like the fact that they have blown the leads. they need to get vic beasley back in the lineup and they have to pressure tom brady and
obviously, that i don't have enough coverage guys in the b back. if they don't pressure brady, it is a long night. >> and they have to do a better job, atlanta, utilizing the backs out of the back field in the passing game. kyle shanahan did it a lot last year, and they are not doing it this year. >> it is a super bowl rematch, new england and atlanta, and we will see you football night in america at 7:00 p.m. eastern. and the warriors are battling the grizzlies and the sharks are going up against the island er islanders and we will have all u of those highlights for you tonight at 11:00 p.m. and a letter written aboard the doomed "titanic" sold today. it was written by a minneso minnesota-born salesman addressed to his mother. the man's family sold the letter at an auction in sothebys of england for $176,000, and that is the most of any letter from the "titanic." and holgerson tells his mother about the weather, the food and the music and the famous millionaire sharing the voyage. the letter did make its to his
mother, and his wife who was also on board survived the s sinking. rob is here with one final check of the forecast. >> yes, not a bad finish for the weekend. 70s to near 80 inland for tomorrow, but we are on standby again for the hills who could be seeing brief and temperatures through tuesday, temperatures near 80 degrees, and after the rain, we have a taste of summer headed our way. >> thank you, rob. thank you for joining us. we will see you again on the nbc bay area news at las vegas:00. bay area news at 11:00.
♪ ♪ hi, everyone. welcome to 49ers game plan presented by nissan, i'm mindi bach. the 49ers are the best 0-6 team in history. five of san francisco's losses have been determineded by 13 points total. that is the lowest amount ever. head coach kyle shanahan came into the season knowing that the team was in need of a total overall as he discusses with our insider matt maiocco, there are many positives to focus on st t quarting with the new