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them with water as they tried to determine what was causing pr respiratory problems. two went to the hospital. all in all, six have been taken to hospitals for further examination. the guess among the fire department and even the school district is that someone may have let out some pepper spray, and the pepper spray got into the circulation system in the classroom. and more than a dozen people, most students but some adults were affected with respiratory problems. the triage has been going on. they are wrapping things up. and they also have a request. they say many other students were in the classroom when this happened and they went home because they didn't feel respiratory distress. at this point, the fire department says they want to check them out anyway, so come back or contact the authorities. reporting live in south san
jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> pepper spray can be very irritating. another look from skyranger. you can see this triage area in this grassy area in front of the school, but now firefighters are clearing the scene, but our reporters are going to remain there as we monitor the situation and the investigation. we'll continue to follow this story online on nbcbayarea.com. some serious allegations for a local politician. santa clara city councilman dominick caredia is facing sexual harassment charges from years ago. >> this story was broken on twitter this morning. we are joined live with the emotional response from the candidate. >> reporter: he did have a lot to say about the allegations, and if all of this sounds strangely familiar, it's because as we reported, this is a similar scenario happening to another candidate in the same
race. pierre luigi al var yoe. now this name is being dragged through the political mud, following a number of past allegation of sexual misconduct involving students and city staffer, key law enforcement groups including san jose's police union, a fire union and attorneys withdrew support and demanded he withdraw from the race. >> these allegations make him unfit as a candidate. they also make him unfit as a city council member. >> reporter: he says he's already been cleared of the allegations which are being dredged up from the distant past. >> it was objectively investigated by the school district 16 years ago and 10 years ago. and i've been teaching there ever since, meaning if there was anything inappropriate i would not be in the classroom.
>> reporter: now casertasays he wi will not resign or withdraw from the race. others are still fleeing his campaign. robert handa, nbc bay area news. a memorial grows in danville. students are leaving balloons, flowers, hand-written messages for the 15-year-old freshman who drowned yesterday during pe class. melissa colorado joins us with what we've learned today. >> reporter: well, we know the district brought in grief counselors who are still mourning the loss of that 15 year old classmate. there are students here paying respects. we have flowers out here. heart-felt messages. fosters dedicated to 15-year-old
benjamin curry. we are learning that students will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> my heart and high thoughts are with the family right now. so sorry for them. >> reporter: you won't hear the sound of kids practicing their breaststroke at the san ramon valley school. but you will hear silence as students come to grips with the sudden death of their classmate. he was identified as 15-year-old benjamin curry of danville. >> our focus today has been supporting staff and suntudents. >> reporter: a team of psychologists and counselors were sent to assist in any way possible. danville police say curry was found unresponsive at the deep end of the pool during a fifth period pe class. a staffer spotted him and administered cpr until
paramedics arrived. one mother who wants to be anonymous sent this note. she says i am so thankful for all of you. you quickly responded to help. you all behaved appropriately and stayed calm. >> i really want to know what happen. >> reporter: we won't know until danville police conduct their investigation. there's been a lot of rumors and misinformation about the drowning circulating on social media. >> the rumors can be hurtful to family and friends who are grieving, so we are encouraging that opportunities don't spread the information. >> okay. we're having some audio difficulties with melissa colorado reporting. they say they cracked the case with the didnna website.
now they want to use twitter. the d.a. posted this message. back in 1978 when the golden state rapist was called the east area rapist, two of his 40-plus attacks were in san jose. among the questions, are there more victims in women who are victims from unsolved assaults from the 1970s and '80s are asked to come forward. in trouble for impersonating a nurse again. a man is facing new charges less than a year after being accused of the same thing. jeremy griffin was caught trying to pose as a nurse earlier this year. he's scheduled to be sentenced next month for actions in the south bay. right now three korean americans who were detained in north korea are free and on the way back to the u.s. it is seen as a good faith gesture by kim jong un in
advance of the upcoming summit meeting with president trump. mike pompeo was in pyongyang 13 hours negotiating their release and spent 90 minutes with the north korean leader. we've learn the meeting will not be at the korean border. >> i think it will be very successful, but as i always say, who knows in. >> the three released prisoners will be arriving at joint base andrews tonight and the president will welcome them back personally. meantime, president trump's personal attorney is rye actieao information. he says the claim is inaccurate, but the attorney for stormy daniels says he has financial documents. financial papers he produced itemized hundreds of thousands of dollars cohen was paid for consulting by the pharmaceutical company novartis and at&t. novartis today confirmed it's
already cooperated with special counsel robert mueller who contacted executive last year. okay, did you watch it? tonight a lot of reaction and political posturing after last night's high stakes debate. we televised it exclusively here on nbc bay area. the top six gubernatorial candidates squared off in downtown san jose for the first and only time before this june 5th election. a lot of hot button issues were discussed. housing, taxes and immigration to name a through. the candidates threw out personal attacks, throwing out sexual scandals from years past. tonight a vien adviser calls th debate entertaining. >> the big question is really going to be, does the negativity around president trump in california end up driving down support for someone like john cox who otherwise might be a
reasonable alternative? >> keep in mind, of these candidates, the top two will advance to november's general election. coming up at 6:00, we'll hear more from chen on the night's most memorable lines and attacks on president trump. if you missed the debate. we've got you covered, we've posted it at nbcbayarea.com. this was the third and final day of the walkout by service workers at california's uc medical centers. this is the scene today at uc berkley where students and it staff supported the strike in san francisco. nurses and other staff walked out in sympathy that forced the retreatment of patients. they called the three-day strike when contract talks broke down. >> these workers who have flattened wages, higher health care costs, a five-year increase
in the retirement age, and these are folks who make $40,000 a year. >> service workers are already paid at or above market rates. the job action prompted kamala harris to cancel her planned commencement address at cal. our skyranger was overhead a dead gray whale that washed ashore. a necropsy is under way to determine how it died. there were report the s of a blg in the bay. too close for comfort, a kayaker tells us how he ended up in the water, as three sharks circled nearby and why he wasn't too worried about it at the time. also check your roof. solar panels will be coming to every new home in california in the near future. we'll tell you about the land
marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck. he's been called a rockstar lwinning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold. right near a kayaker -- the kayaker then, accidentally danger lurking in the water. take a look as a hashark swims
right near a kayaker that accidently falls into the water. nbc bay area's marianne favro is there live. and you spoke with the kayaker about the frightening ordeal captured on video. >> reporter: and i want to show you exactly where that happened. the kayaker told me he was just north of the cement ship here when he potted three great white sharks just a few feet from his kayak. this video shot from a helicopter off the coast of app toss yesterday shows he had an unexpected thin follower, and not just one. >> saw a fin, and sure enough,ly three great whites near my kayak. >> giancarlo, a marine biologist said he dropped his sunglasses into the ocean and fell out of the kayak trying to get them. that's when he was reminded of their size. >> they're only as big as my
kayak. i have a 12-foot kayak. >> but it wasn't until he saw this video that he realized how close his encounter had been. >> when i saw the video from the helicopter of them circling and following me for about 15 minutes, that was a little scary. >> reporter: dr. gary eber says he's spotted as many as 30 great whites near this cement ship. >> the seal and sea lion population has increased. there's more food here, naturally there's more sharks here. >> reporter: the population has been growing avenue year for the past four years. so there's a good chance giancarlo might see more great whites on his next kayaking trip. dr. ebert says historically, the great whites come to the area in the summer but in the last few
years they've arrived earlier, in april and may. so far there have been no shark warning signs posted in the area. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> okay, marianne, thank you so much. what a close encounter. >> the earth continues to pspew toxic gases. so far, lava has devoured dozens of homes. the national guard is going into hot zones trying to assess the situation. sulfur dioxide is at alarming levels. >> we didn't even get closest to the largest crack out there. we're already well over what would be considered safe. >> like choking on rotten eggs fumes. it's really thick. it makes your eyes water. >> smells like rotten eggs. they are choking from t good news though, the roughly 1,000 earthquakes that have been rattling the islands before the eruptions have slowed down. the lava fields now cover about 100 football fields. it's officially been declared a
disaster area. california became the first state to make it mandatory that new homes have solar panels built on top. nearly every house, apartment and condo will have solar built in. there are some exceptions hike homes shrouded in shade. it was approved by the tait energy commission. it is expected to add around $10,000 to the price of each house built. it is likely to create new jobs in the industry and make installing solar panels less expensive for everyone. bay area solar stocks moved sharply higher when it was announced. warmer temps could put a strain on california's power grid. during peak evening hours on hot days people can expect reduced supply. the main reason is hydroelectric production is down compared to last year when we experienced a wet 2017. this summer, consumers can
expect flex alerts which are voluntary calls to reduce power. there's an extremely low probability that rotating power outages will be used. a shortage of epi-pens has the fda sending out a warning. the epi-pens are used to treaty rear -- severe allergic realex. if your epi-pen is about to expire, tart tstart the process getting a new one early. we're talking about new train cars. the second round will roll out next week. wider dears and wider aisles. right now bart has ten new cars running from richmond to fremont. they expect to have 80 new cars
by the end of the year and 170 by 2019. it is that time of the year. one of the most famous hikes in the world is almost ready for visitors. half dome at yosemite. rangers are putting up the cables that hikers need to reach the top. are you looking at national park video showing the cables. if you want to go, you need a permit. you can't just show up. >> no. >> those permits are hard to get. the lottery for the permits officially opened today. >> that's on my bucket list. i don't know when i'm going to do it. >> how about this summer in. >> i got to get in shape first. i need training, headway, lead way. a permit. all the stars have to align. >> you have a lot of excuses. >> well, weather may be an excuse to not do it this weekend. we could see some isolated showers across the sierra as we head across saturday's forecast.
for us it looks dry over the next several days, but i am tracking changes moving on in. let's take you to the micro climate forecast on this wednesday. hopefully you had a great day, blue sky, excellent visibility. looking at mt. diablo, nearby concord, very comfortable. 74 degrees right now, and we're going to be dropping off into 60s through 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. the big change for tomorrow morning is a lot less in the way of cloud cover and fog. that's going to start us off right here in the south bay and 54 degrees. 55 in the peninsula, the tri valley at 53. san francisco again will are sunshine and 52. temperatures actually warming up as we head through my forecast on thursday. no 80s across the south bay, but we will be getting close across gilroy at 78. downtown san jose at 75. right through contra costa, alameda counties, a few isolated
80s from concord down to danville and a cool 67 in oak hand. sun and a little cloud could have f-- cover for the peninsul. no 70s in san francisco. if you want the warmest weather, head to the mission. and right through marin, napa and sonoma counties, warmest weather. and mill valley at 73. we have been so lucky with recent forecasts across the bay area. but i am seeing changes once we hit the end of the workweek. i want to get a closer look at this. it's not just that temperatures will be warming up. the thing we want you to pay attention to is a system dropping down the backside of california. that's going to help increase the wind. in advance of that system moving in we have a high-wind watch that has been issued for the northeast and south bay hills from 9:00 friday to 9:00 a.m. on
saturday. winds could win wind could gust as high as 50 miles per hour. may take down trees and power. away from the coast, you're up to 85 there on friday, 83 on saturday, and then down to some cooler weather for mother's day and 78 degrees. friday night, ath mornisaturday we have the wind. >> it looks like a great weekend coming up. still to come, a bold offer to save his wife. a california man willing to exchange his truck, trailer anything for a liver. we'll tell you about the viral facebook post. i'm dianne feinstein and i approve this message.
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diego -- seeking asylum. we've seen just last week that people at the border near san diego seeking asylum. after an eight-month-long investigation we have discover thad undocumented immigrants chances of getting protection here in the united states depends upon where they see a judge. here's senior investigative reporter stephen stock. >> we discovered that in u.s. immigration courts, the numbers show that justice is dispensed unequally in courts across the country. our study of years' worth of data shows that people who come to the u.s. and request asylum have vastly different outcomes depending on what court they appear in. success in pleading your cause depends on jgeography even more than the facts of your case. we sat down with two different women who sought help here. both from honduras, both fled to
the u.s. to escape domestic violence, but one went to court in georgia. the other went here in the bay area, and they got vastly different outcomes from their different judges. and it's motte junot just in ge. we found years of wide disparities across the country, depending on where you have to go to court. watch our investigation to see how wide the disparity really is. and see what places award asylum more often and which do not. that's tonight at 11:00 at nbc bay area news. still to come, the viral facebook post by a california man trying to save his wife's life. carrying a loaded gun on a
transit bus. the driver has been arrested -- but he says he needs the tonight at 6:00, carrying a loaded gun on an ac transit bus. the driver has been arrested, but he says he needs a weapon on the job. that story and more coming up on our 6:00 newscast. a california man is willing to do almost to save his wife's life. he's offering to trade his truck, trailer, his kidney to anyone o positive and willing to donate a piece of their liver to his wife. she's on a waiting list for the transplant. the waiting list is 18,000
people long. hopefully there's a match and someone will come forward. >> thanks for joining us, as a reminder, nightly news is next with lester holt on the road. >> see you back here at 6:00. bee. tonight, three americans held by north korea set free. their plane in the air right now on their way home to their waiting families. >> i don't know what i would do. i don't know if i'll cry or jump up and down. i don't know will i faint because i miss him so much. >> president trump will be there to greet the plane. bombshell new allegations about the president's personal lawyer michael cohen allegedly promising access to the trump administration. what one of the companies who secretly paid him big money is telling nbc news. a major fight over the woman set to be the nation's next top spy and her role in a dark chapter in american history. the mean season, for many hitting the hardest in years, including the pollen bomb. tonight how to battle those allergy blues. here in chicago we're hig