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cleaning up after the wildfires tore through the right now at 11:00, a monumental task. cleaning up after the wildfires tore through the north bay. the rebuilding process is really just beginning. good morning. thank you for joining our midday newscast. >> we have team coverage this midday. nbc's bay area pete suratos live in santa rosa but first kari hall, the winds increasing. already a growing threat into the weekend. >> that will be the concern as we go into the next couple of days. taking a live look outside. it's been since april 16th since any rain and even though everything looks beautiful and green, we are still in for some dry weather and some warmer temperatures. live look outside in santa rosa, once again beautiful greenery there and we still have a lot of
grass. but that could also be a little bit of fuel as we see the winds picking up and temperatures going up, as well. a high wind watch for the areas shatd shaded in bromostly above 1,000. breezy and still fairly cool. the concern tomorrow as the winds pick up and when that high wind watch in effect. wind speeds from the north at about 25 to 30 miles per hour. and there could be some gusts up to 55 miles per hour in some of our higher elevations and in the hills. that will be between friday night and early saturday as we talked about. right now temperatures are still nice and mild but it will be picking up, warming up going into tomorrow, as well as saturday. details on that and more on the wind speeds in the full forecast. >> all right. thank you, kari. we all remember the devastation those wildfires caused in the north bay. we got an update on the cleanup happening there and ended
minutes ago. pete suratos is live in santa rosa. tell us what happened. >> reporter: good morning to you, marcus. that press conference wrapping up and the good news from the news conference is looks like officials 99% done coming that debris removal cleanup. something a number of residents like to hear and they can get closer to that whole rebill process. as far as the numbers go, according to officials that we heard from here this morning, saying they cleared 2 million tons of debris. far idea of how much we're talking about, largest debris cleanup since the 1906 earthquake. we had a number of officials, the mayor of santa rosa, epa, emergency services, all addressing the update as they put it. the mayor 10% of everything in santa rosa homes under construction and permits rebuilt
so far. not 100% complete and i did ask officials why it was important to hold a news conference today. >> really it was more giving you complete assessment of where we're at and what this -- is still yet to be done. we didn't want people to say hey, we have seen less trucks and activity. we wanted to make sure everybody's up to speed and knowing we continue to stay until everything is complete. we're pretty close. >> reporter: now, there have been some concerns from residents worried about the cost of the debris cleanup pending how the insurance works out. i asked about that issue. they said that's something to figure out once the cleanup is 100% done and the goal to wrap up the debris removal part by the end of may. live in santa rosa, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. >> good to see that work is happening and we know that it is still going on.
thank you so much, pete. new at 11:00, getting the first look at the neighborhood where santa rosa police say a man was murdered last night. off slater street. police say someone called 911, reporting a fight. soon after, someone who was stabbed showed up to a nearby hospital and died. police sent us pictures of two men they say killed him. this is johnny luis martinez and police say they knew each other. the pair might be driving a white chevy equinox and be on the lookout. developing story. we know where and when the president will meet north korea's kim jong-un. >> singapore june 12th. scott, mcgrew, still a lot we don't know. >> will north korea denuclearize? will they promise not to build anymore bombs? what if anything will we give in exchange? it would stand to reason we would reduce sanctions, right? video released overnight of
secretary of state mike pompeo meeting with kim jong-un. when the president meets with him, it will be the first time sitting president has ever met with the leader of north korea. now, i say sitting president because former president jim any carter has in the past and we saw the return of three detainees and safe. the president, first lady and vice president there to greet them. >> my proudest achievement will be, this is a part of it, but will be when we denuclearize that entire peninsula. what people have been waiting for for a long time. >> the happy moment for men and the families and the president. as for that denuclearization, the president exchanges are promised to drop sanctions we assume logically for them ending the nuclear plans and what more or less the deal with iran that we just tore up. broaddy speaking the same deal.
>> right. interesting to see. thank you very much, scott. new details as democrats releasing 3,500 facebook ads made by a russian internet agency before and after the 2016 election. you might have seen them in the facebook feed ed. and that's the point. most are issue based talking about immigration, lgbt issues and gun rights. many also exploit racial divisions of police brutality or black lives matter and this is different than the 80,000 ads russian agency already shared publicly. all part of an effort to influence american voters. making the election process faster for you and less expensive for the county. well, this morning we are getting an up close look at new voting machines in contra costa county. kris sanchez is looking into it. what did you find out? >> reporter: i had no idea how many ballots are reviewed by hand but the county is about to
get final results faster with some new technology. this is why. this week election workers are testing these new voting machines, 300 of them i got to check out last week. they look like basically big garbage cans with a computer on top. in june the voters, after you fill out the paper ballot, you feed it into the machine. alameda county voters, you vote this way. tallies without workers having to hand sort those ballots. consider the time saving of that. of the 1.5 million ballot cards processed in the last election, 40,000 in contra costa county was processed by hand. >> they use the wrong thing to mark the ballot with. they spilled coffee on it voting at home. all kinds of things happen. >> i've never done of those. wink, wink. the new system takes upon those
problems the machines scan the ballots so that an election worker like this one here can then review intent in a matter of seconds instead of minutes it takes the handle a physical paper ballot. by the way, election workers in contra costa county and the bay area in counties mailed out voter guides for the june election last week and should be hitting your mailbox right about now. i live in santa clara county. i got mine last week. absentee ballots, we have had questions about that. they're headed out in the mail this week, as well. marcus? >> sounds like a win-win for everyone, kris. nbc bay area's gubernatorial debate is still trending. we broke down the hot button topics for you. to see the exchanges on housing, immigration, you name it, it is easy for you. made the subject of each one of those matters easy to find. go to nbc bay area.com now and we dive deeper into some of those issues.
a matters that most to you. bay area parents are sending a tough message to tobacco companies today say they'll smash e-cigs today in protest. they want to send a message before san franciscons vote on measure e banning flavored tobacco. they're spending millions to stop the proposal. folks in san jose are hoping far quieter day. yesterday about a dozen students and adults felt sick, started to cough in biography class. investigators think pepper spray is to blame. right now, police are still trying to find three men accuse of robbing a teenager in palo alto saturday. this sketch last night showing a suspect came out. investigators say the men asked the 17-year-old boy for his phone. he refused and he says they pointed a gun at him. hit him and then stole the phone and some cash. well, coming up, trying a different way to get to work. the reason your morning commute
can )t catch a break from a volcano welcome back, everyone. new developments in hawaii where people just can't get a break. the volcanic activity that's happening there, look at the smoke that continues to just flow and meantime the toxic gas seeping up from the ground and the threat is growing. acid rain could soon also become a very big problem there. there are new cracks in the earth, some miles away from the volcano. >> the cracks went from 2 inches
to 12 inches wide and 8 feet deep. >> there is no way to stop the eruptions. timing is such that we don't know exactly how long it will last. >> no stopping it. you have to get off the way. fears of even more lava devastation to come. lava now covers land the size of 80 football fields. new, rolling evacuations could be ordered any time. already 2,000 people have been forced out. opening bell there at the new york stock exchange. and something to cheer about. the dow, s&p 500, nasdaq all up. the dow jumped more than 150 on track for a sixth day winning streak. if you love watching rocket launches, keep an eye on nasa's kennedy space center in florida. happening today, spacex's new version of the falcon 9 sets off
around 1:00 today if the weather cooperating. the rocket booster can be used up to ten times. none of the oldest boosters launched more than twice. they're the future of space travel. now to an update. a deported veteran that just returned to california and became a citizen testified on capitol hill this week. hector barajas talked about the current policy on mexicans who are not citizens and the report on how they can be deported for minor crimes. he was an army paratroopers during "desert storm." >> i don't condone criminal activity. we paid the debt to society. we took the ultimate enlistment. most people become citizens, vote. we're willing to die and fight for our country and some did. >> some house democrats are looking at changing the country law to protect immigrants that
served honorably in the military. >> if you have a story for the investigative unit, call 888-996-tips or you can actually send them a note. just go to the website nbc bay area.com/we investigate. all right. so did you spot more bikes on the way to work this morning? maybe you decided to pedal to the office yourself. >> it is national bike to work day. nbc bay area's reporter showed us the way. >> reporter: if you're driving in the bay area or maybe riding throughout the bay area and spot a gathering of bicycles and a lot of excitemented people, today's bike to work day for national bike month and here to tell us more about the refueling stations, tell us about the big event. >> it is all about getting more people out on the bicycles and realizing that it's an accessible and easy mode of transportation to get to work and run errands. >> for someone that doesn't ride in general and what are a couple
of good tips for them? >> sure. first of all, wear a helmet. always wear a helmet. but, you know, it's helpful to get out there with folks who have ridden before, people who know the -- how to navigate through traffic and are familiar with the routes and the paths. so yeah. >> yeah. that's a great tip. so grab a buddy and safety first. thank you so much, alison. pulling up to an energizer station you might find the mayor who just pulled up and of course goodies. the stations are full of volunteers that have a lot of cookies, baked goods, coffees, things like that. they have some stations set up where if your bike is not working too well or forgot a helmet, they have one for you. they have got everything you need. it is a great way to kind of save the planet while enjoying a gorgeous, sunny day. another quick tip. if you don't have a bike, you can download the bike app and there's a lot of bike rentals.
we have tons of folks over here in line for the bagels. they have a right to. they have to get to work, right? if you don't have a bike, download the go forward app and they have a free all day pass for anybody interested in joining in on the fun. so for now, reporting in downtown san jose, back to you in the studio. >> who knew the stations were so popular? grab a granola bar. >> you're right. kari? >> hey, we have got great weather for biking to work people and people are at work so maybe you're biking for the afternoon. here's a live look outside from at&t park. and as i'm looking at this shot, i don't see any bikes there right now but as i'm sure there will be more people getting out there with such beautiful weather. here's a live look outside in san jose and the temperature trend for the rest of the day, low 70s at noon. seeing just a few fair weather clouds for the rest of the afternoon. we're heading up to 75 degrees
and should hit it right at about 3:00 today. the winds will start to pick up and temperatures will drop quickly this evening. so if you're going out for dinner make sure you have a jacket or maybe some long sleeves as it starts to feel chilly for some. seven-day forecast up at the bottom of the screen and going out and being active around concord, jogging forecast also biking and it will be at 74 degrees at noon. 78 degrees at 2:00. we're heading up to 82 degrees and a quick warmup and then a quick cool down, as well, this evening. let's get a look at the high temperatures today. expect a high of 75 degrees. 73 degrees in los gatos. for the east bay, 67. oakland and 75 in vallejo. 72 today for redwood city. daly city, 50s. winds make it feel nice and cool. upper 60s in san francisco. and 80 in napa.
with those kinds coming in from the north at 14 miles per hour. heading out for the hiking trails in the north bay it is going to be starting out at 74 degrees at noon. within the next hour. and making it up to 79 degrees. now, after 3:00 we'll start to have some cooling especially with the winds picking up and gusts to 30 miles per hour. and today along the beaches in santa cruz, upper 60s today and still going to have some fairly cool weather along the coast. as the winds pick up, here's the wind speed forecast for the rest of the day and look at san francisco. winds rushing in from the northwest at 25 miles per hour. some of the inland areas at about 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout much of the day. tomorrow will be the day we'll have to watch for the high wind speeds, especially tomorrow evening and then into early saturday morning. so as you're making plans for heading out this weekend in napa valley, mid-80s and saturday still win de, especially in the morning hours but winds start to
relax going into the afternoon. and then sunday is looking really nice up to 71 degrees with sunshine. and then if you're planning to go to monterey this weekend, still cool tomorrow with some clouds rolling in and then we'll top out at 70 degrees on saturday. for the inland areas, going to heat up. 83 degrees on saturday. and slightly cooler on mother's day and that cooling trend continues next week. for san francisco, 65 today and a windy 70 degrees tomorrow. and then low 60s in the forecast early next week. still no rain going into the next seven days. laura and marcus? >> sounds good. warm-up's coming. you know what's coming up? mike. >> what's going on? >> phillies up and block -- >> mike? >> i'm on. hey, you know, let's talk about this coming up. something that might distract you at work and maybe it's an advantage for you. we'll talk about that. what's online, guys.
happening now, florida prosecutors just filed enhanced hate crime charges in a gay pride parade attack. four men accused of attacking a couple last month could face up to 30 years in prison. they were beating up two men and both doing okay now. a closer look at home, "iron man" suit is missing. the original costume of the 2008 movie disappeared from an l.a. movie prop storage facility. the costume worth $325,000. we'll keep looking for it while you wait here. we'll be right back after the break. kari )s tracking a weeken
trending online and on nbc bay area dot com. as we always do, we are staying on top what's trending online. >> mike inouye joining us. >> sort of. this is the giants game going on, guys. over on our website nbc bay area.com, you may know we have a sports section and if you click on the giants we call it the cove, an area focused on the giants reporting. we are the broadcast home of the giants and today the game is not broadcast on our station. no. it is actually over here on facebook. this is live what's going on. over 40,000 eyes on it right now. maybe 80,000. i think one person is one set of eyes and live. a lot going on on this giants page and if you click on this link it will show you more of the experience that you get at home. look at this, folks. might be what it looks like on
your phone if you have what i have here or an ipad or however you watch this. stream it online. over on the right we have what else is going on there, other insights and then the comments tab you will see live comments going on as people are making commentary. they don't like that, put it on quiet mode. facebook going on right now with the giants game. they do this for one game a week and it's really cool because actually i thought it was going to be distracting and a pain. i don't enjoy watching online but with the full audio streaming and on a tab behind my work, i listen in and check in once in a while and adding on tweets that are going out live. you can see people's comments so it actually is -- >> not alone at the game. >> no. as i normally am. >> eat a hot dog and still maybe a cold drink. >> do this. >> refreshment. >> good stuff. >> all right. great stuff. when the games are on air, always turn to nbc bay area. >> on the other tab. >> just saying. >> keep us on tab. you know, from the giants to
the warriors and the countdown is on. the series we have all been waiting for. warriors and rockets, two of the best in the nba right now. >> if you want the go and don't have the tickets yet, start saving your money. probably should have started a while ago. ticket prices soaring on the second hand market. games one and two start monday. tickets at oracle averaging -- any guesses? about $1,000. >> oh. >> settled a bit. court side seats will set you back at least two grand and the cheapest seats right now are little under $300. a pop. probably way up high. >> something to get that court side seat. that would be fun. >> okay. all right. so coming up, we have more for you. justice served differently. different states. we investigate a troubling trend, a big disparity in the decisions made in immigration courts. getting in the way of bl justice when it comes to
welcome back. personal political views getting in the way of blind justice coming to immigration? >> steven stock has found evidence that questions the u.s. immigration policy. steven, this is sensitive and explosive topic so talk to us about what you found. >> no matter where you stand politically on immigration, one principle remains clear under u.s. law. immigrants fleeing persecution or threats to their safety can be granted legal asylum in this country. but we found court numbers that raised questions about whether justice is happeneded out not on the merits of the case but on where you live. >> translator: i am afraid. >> reporter: she ask us to call her maria. >> translator: i was raped at the age of 8. >> reporter: maria tells us the
sexual assaults by several men continued into adulthood including by a police officer who became the father of her child. >> translator: i got pregnant. >> reporter: now 28 maria fled her home and that police officer in her home in honduras. >> translator: he was a person that drank a lot. >> reporter: her name and age are different. >> translator: my life in danger. i had no peace. >> reporter: the rest of the story is eerily similar to maria's. she fled to escape a lifetime of sexual assault. >> translator: he made me have sex with him when he wanted to. >> reporter: both women came to the u.s. to escape abusive men in power. >> translator: it was a nightmare. >> reporter: maria was able to take her daughter with her. this is her daughter now. >> translator: i am very afraid of him and why i say i came here
to the united states. >> reporter: she lives in the bay area and had her request for asylum granted by a court judge. maria fled to atlanta where the request was denied. >> it is a rough place to practice immigration law. >> reporter: sarah owings is maria's attorney in atlanta. >> the bench is hostile, the government is really interested in winning every case every time opposed to dolling out the most fair and correct administration of benefits. >> reporter: it is not just maria and the cases either. data collected by the transactional administration shows a wide gap in granting requests from court to court throughout the country. >> there is something going on that's very, very troubling. >> reporter: karen director of uc hastings school of law in san francisco studied this inconsistency for years. >> there are gross disparities between the grant and denial
rates on asylum of judges both within individual courts but then across courts. >> reporter: every year los angeles and san francisco courts consistently rank in the top 15 in granting asylum with phoenix, philadelphia and san antonio and new york and boston. here in georgia for tle years this court had one of the lowest rates of granting asylum in the country averaging 22%, atlanta's immigration courts jumped lumpkin and charlotte and dlal and houston of low rates. >> i think a number of factors that contribute to these disparities. they have to do with both the selection process for the individual judges and what their backgrounds are and whether or not they're qualified. >> there is a lot of very, very strong anti-immigrant sentiment here. >> reporter: immigration attorney hannah represents maria
in georgia. >> judges not following the law, feeling like they can decide that they don't like this kind of asylum case and then they decide that the law doesn't apply. >> reporter: after declining an on-camera interview, a spokesperson for the executive office of immigration review e-mailed us a statement which reads in part, quote, it is important to note that each case is unique but that, quote, eoir takes seriously any claims of unjustified and significant anomalies in immigration judge decision making. >> i would rather be in california than atlanta, georgia, if i was an immigrant any day. >> reporter: retired immigration judge says the disparity even within regional circuits is so wide it can only be explained by personal bias creeping in to judges' decisions. >> clearly the attitudes of the judges and how they feel about asylum law has quite a bit to do with it. >> reporter: the consequences of those decisions are gray for
people like maria and muriel. >> sometimes it seems that like don't care about it. we are human beings. >> translator: i came to this country to get away because i thought that here they could do something for me. >> congress' own government accountability office issued two reports in 2008 and in 2016. that point out that, quote, significant variation in the asylum cases calling on u.s. lawmakers to fix it but so far nothing has happened. now to see all of our reporting on these immigration issues across the country over six years, go to nbc bay area.com/we investigate. >> there you go. always call our investigative team. 888-996-tips or log on to our website nbc bay area.com as stephen mentioned. happening right now, an ac transit driver accused of
crossing the line behind the wheel. steven williams accused of carrying a loaded handgun on the job. he was arrested yesterday saying he was -- had a loaded .9 millimeter handgun and williams feared for his safetier and warned the supervisor he would start carrying a gun. recent reports of our investigative unit found the spike in the number of assaults called by drivers. we spoke with two men that ride at night. >> i think it's a little bit uncertain. >> i feel safe, you know, and i usually commute when gio to 24-hour fitness. >> our investigative unit did not find a report indicating williams has been assaulted. happening today, prosecutors lay out their plans against the accused golden state killer. joseph deanglo accused of killing four people in two separate attacks and at this point facing charges in sacramento county with the attacks of the east area rapists. most of those attacks happened
in the bay area and now santa clara county prosecutors asking any victims of unsolved assaults from the 1970s and the '80s to come forward. well, california teachers are flexing their financial muscle when it comes to guns and assault weapon sales. their plan involves the state's teacher's retirement fund, the largest such fund anywhere in the world so this is what they're doing. the pension committee trying to push gun retailers to stop selling rapid fire weapons and accessories like bump stocks. and also suggesting they may try to unseat company board members that resist or even pull money out of the companies. maybe you know someone affected by the opioid crisis. more than 30 california cities and counties seeing drug makers and distributors. contra con th contra costa county is part of the lawsuit. they say they push the opioids and telling doctors patients get rarely addicted.
the counties say they want taxpayer money back. >> i think this is one of the only ways that there will be a solution. you have to hit these companies where it hurts the most for them which is in their pocketbook. >> the lawsuit say it is crisis impacts all levels of taxpayer funded public safety and law enforcement and the jail system claiming the crisis needs a multi. billion dollar solution. a bart station might be coming to your neighborhood if you don't have one already. they'll discuss two future stations of irvington station and liver more extension at highway 580 and isabel avenue. bart forward is meeting this morning or they have had that meeting around 9:00 this morning in oakland. and how are you getting to work today? as we told you it is bike to work day so get the pedaling early. today is the first day that the bike and pedestrian path on the new bay bridge stays open all day and all night. this is just a ten-day pilot
program to see how things go and what it takes to keep that path open 24 hours a day. here's jeff wise with cal trans. >> the idea is to just monitor it and see the demand there is. see if there's any issues. >> and that plan is to eventually keep the bike path open all the time. coming up, another look at the forecast. if you're biking, take a cool drink with you. >> yeah, absolutely. it is going to feel nice and warm going into the afternoon. live look outside in fremont. also a little bit of a breeze there. our temperatures heading into the mid-70s for the afternoon. and mostly sunny skies. we'll talk about a warm-up, very quick and fast one in the forecast. it's coming up on the other side of the break. a promise of four-day delivery but then four months of waiting for something to show up on your doorstep. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. nbc bay area responds. t
san jose man who placed an online order, for an audio welcome back, everyone. nbc bay area responds to a san jose man who placed an online order of an audio speaker and heard nothing. >> he asked the respond team for help and here's chris chmura with the story. >> good morning. renee bought a $100 portable speaker from the website
purchase popular.com. his receipt says it was supposed to be delivered four days later. well, that did not happen. over about four weeks renee says he heard zilch from the company. he tried to get a refund and that didn't happen either. he turned to us for help. we contacted purchase popular and a week later it issued renee a $100 refund. the company blamed its payment processor saying the payment processor wouldn't refund the money and said if he created an account instead of being a guest it would have been able to process the refund. that's something we have never heard before. you know, renee actually had a u.s. government protection here. the federal trade commission says stores have 30 days to deliver merchandise and if they take longer than 30 days the store has to get your permission to extend the delivery date. and if you don't agree, you are entitled to a full refund. if you have a consumer complaint
call us. 888-996-tips or log on to nbc bay area.com/respond. if you have plans to water the grass or wash the car -- >> check, check. >> trying to cool off tomorrow and find somewhere to go that has air conditioning. it's going to heat up as we go into the next 24 hours but right now it's all good. as you step out the door, we have the sun shining. still comfortable. a live look outside in dublin. a lot of people out there maybe heading to lunch. a beautiful day. looking live in san francisco. no clouds and fog looking out the window right now and temperatures starting to warm up already. at 62 degrees in san francisco. 60 in oakland. mid-60s in palo alto. morgan hill at 68 degrees. 69 in fairfield. as we feel the warmer air, it's going to also become a little bit more windy as the day goes along. winds are coming in from the northwest, a very dry wind and
it's going to pick up at about 15 to 20 miles per hour. for the coast. check out half moon bay at 2:00. 25 miles per hour winds and it goes up to about 30 miles per hour around sunset. and then starts to calm down tonight and the main concern will be those gusty winds tomorrow. and you see the shadings of the brown on here? that's where we will have a high wind watch in effect and mostly includes the elevations above about 1,000 feet and that's where we could have some higher gusts going into tomorrow evening as well as early saturday with sustained winds even in the valleys still kawhi brisk at about 20 to 25 miles per hour. so as we make plans for the afternoon, heading into walnut creek, it is going to be in the mid-70s. through about early afternoon. we keep the 75-degree temperature at 4:00. and then nice 70-degree temperature at 7:00 this evening. looking at all of our high temperatures today and morgan hill, 76 degrees. san jose, 75 and of course a lot
of people are biking around and enjoying the day outside. we'll be up to 82 in concord. liver more, 77 degrees. and in fremont, expect a high of 73 degrees. we have upper 50s still in half moon bay. and in daly city a cool, brisk 59 with redwood city not getting as much wind. 72 degrees and some upper 60s in san francisco. and some upper 70s in the north bay. this is going to be a little bit warmer than yesterday. with napa topping out at 80 degrees. if you're going to the coast it will still be chilly. we'll make it up to about 60 degrees there at half moon bay and then once again, the winds up to 25 to 30 miles per hour there and it's going to get even stronger heading into the weekend. we're going do see a couple of very quick week distances passing by and just enough to increase the wind speeds before we cool down this week. here's a live look out at the sierra and if you're going to the sierra this weekend, heads
up of scattered showers there and especially for saturday and sunday and temperatures in the upper 50s and tri-valley warm and then cooler in time for mother's day and the trend, a warm-up for two days and then back into the more normal type weather as we head towards sunday and also early next week. san francisco, 65 today. and some low 70s for friday and saturday. i'll have another quick look at this forecast coming up later. >> sounds good, kari. thank you. coming up, police officers leading the way, the charge going on right now to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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washington, d.c. >> all to honor colleagues lost in the line of duty and to raise money for the national law enforcement memorial. nbc's craig mel sin was able to ride along. ♪ >> reporter: they gather at daybreak. in the shadow of the new tower at the world trade center site. police officers from departments across the greater new york city area and beyond. these cruisers come with just two wheels. the bikes adorned with names and images of loved ones and friends killed in the line of duty. >> my family, tight knit group and every year you come here you see people that have had these stories and you want to come back and be with them and it's just most natural thing in the world to be here. >> reporter: for these riders this isn't just a starting point. it's hallowed ground. recently we came here to reach
patrick. >> my father was on the force. always wanted to be a cop. >> reporter: he joined the police four years ago. he was just 11 years old when his father officer thomas gorman raced to lower manhattan on september 11th. >> the call came over and jumped off the desk and jumped on the truck. came over here and, you know, they entered the towers and began trying to evacuate the building as best they could. >> he died trying to save people? >> exactly. >> reporter: his name is etched here among the other heros and victims. patrick rides to honor the fallen and raise awareness of the national law enforcement memorial. >> police memorial is open ended. unfortunately next year cops may be lost in the line of duty and year after. that's why it's special down there. >> reporter: they gave me a jersey and a bike and i got to partner enough with officer gorman and his colleague officer paul. >> hitting it already?
>> yes, it is. >> we plunge into the holland tunnel. it's not long before we hit the first snag. >> you have a flat? >> a flat tire. lucky for me, these officers bring backup. they were able to fix my flat and get me back biking. our first stop is at a memorial in jersey city, the first of several such stops between now and saturday. bobby and tom are two of the ride's organizers. >> started out the first ride with six guys and then like 16 and then 24 and now we're up to 160. >> by the time we converge, different chapters in washington, d.c. and ride into memorial. about 2,500 to 2,700 officers. >> reporter: we hang back and salutes and shouts of support. >> every year this country loses upwards of 100 police officers in the line duty. mothers and fathers and sisters,
brothers and children out there that have an empty plate at the dinner table. >> reporter: these officers know that when those day's ride ends, somewhere, everywhere, fellow officers just beginning their tours of duty. >> that was craig melvin reporting. so the police uniany tour ends saturday in washington, d.c. and by then there are about 2,000 officers who have joined them. last year, that group raised $2.7 million to fund the national law enforcement memorial. if you're spring cleaning your closet, we have a great way to put more prom dresses to good use in contra costa county. they collect used formal dresses, shoes and accessories generally for prom and this saturday dressing girls for eighth grade dance. here's how to help. if you have a dress to donate, drop it off at belleci signs and apparel or a pickup at the facebook page.
my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locate and mark fieldman for pg&e. most people in the community recognize the blue trucks as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our gas lines and our electric lines to make sure that you don't hit them when you're digging. 811 is a free service. i'm passionate about it because every time i go on the street i think about my own kids. they're the reason that i want to protect our community and our environment, and if me driving a that truck means that somebody gets to go home safer, then i'll drive it every day of the week. together, we're building a better california.
across arizona and california. you can order a cold one and a hot slice and we scoured the list of participating restaurants just for research and some pizza huts in santa cla are testing the feature. >> wow. >> for lunch today we could order a pizza, you know, and have it delivered with a beer? >> you can. be a true couch potato. >> okay. all right. so yeah. almost lunchtime. maybe head out for a little walk and then pick up your pizza. >> to your health. >> 79 degrees will be the high today. it is going to be warming up as we head toward the end of the week. 85 tomorrow inland. 83 on saturday. not bad and then starts to cool off. san francisco, mid-60s and windy 70s tomorrow. nothing but sunshine in the seven-day forecast. >> nice weather to sit out by the pool. >> tomorrow. eat your pizza, drink your beer. >> get up early. we are here at 4:30. appening no:
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