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now the text message tax. the state m right now at 11:00, first we had the gas tax, and now maybe the text message tax. the state might start taxing us for texting. >> it's an idea that's sure to have a lot of people balking. cheryl hurd joins us live with the story new at 11:00. >> reporter: well, you would think that everyone would be against a tax on texting. but i did find one person who was for it. but that person might be in the minority.
>> to have them try something else is just dumb. >> reporter: some may think it's done, but some regulators think it's necessary. the public utilities commission is floating the idea of taxing texting. >> it's a very complicated and complex proposal they have put forward. there's a lot of questions. and one of them is the legality of retro activity taxing texts going back five years. >> reporter: one question this proposal raises, according to rufus jeffers. he along with several other business groups are against it. >> the tax presumably would support services that the state provides to low income residents, low income consumers. but the fund that they have for that is already flush. >> reporter: state regulators say the program is not flush, but instead breaking the bank. they say its budget has
increased over $300 million in six years. >> i think it's very unfair, especially for the people that can barely pay for their cell phones already. >> reporter: some think no matter how the commission votes, we will have to pay a tax any way. >> if they want us to pay extra in taxes, we will pay extra in taxes. >> reporter: now, the public utilities commission will introduce this to the full board next month and a vote will come soon after that. reporting live, i'm shared hurd, nbc bay area news. >> won't that be something? thank you, cheryl. a tense night at facebook head quarter. but now the all-clear has been given after a bomb threat. the anonymous tip came into the new york police temperatudepart around 4:30 this afternoon. traffic was a mess in the area
there in the mid peninsula. san mateo bomb unit, as well as the bomb sniffing dogs swept the facebook buildings. nothing was found. you should be ready for more fog tomorrow. you're looking live tonight. doesn't seem too bad right now, but that will change. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking just how thick that fog can get. it was den, jeff. >> it's a different kind of fog than we're used to. typically the fog moves in with the ocean sea breeze. but this is a ground fog, so the ground is basically wet from recent rains. the temperatures drop off, it gets colder and forces air down to its condensation points. at 1:00 in the morning, not that bad. the window we're looking at for that fog to development would start about 5:00 in the morning, less than a mile visibility there in livermore.
and once we hit 6:30 in the morning, we go down to less than a mile here in livermore. so best chance for that thick fog, we'll likely see some development for san jose and the peninsula, as well. my new update in about 15 minutes. tonight, the atf needs help tracking down thieves who stole more than 100 guns. they used a sledge hammer to get into this gun store near reno yesterday. some of those guns wound up here in the bay area. they stole 27 guns at that location and 130 in a previous robbery. the thieves would be here in the bay area. here are pictures of them. there is a $25,000 reward. although bad santas have turned themselves in. two 21-year-old have been arrested and booked for felony bandalism in san francisco. this hatched just after video
showed people vandalizing a restaurant during the yearly bar crawl. sfpd says both women turned themselves in after seeing themselves on video on local news stations like ours. tonight, more answers from pg&e about the most destructive wildfire in history. they acknowledge a hook that secures a high voltage line to a tower failed. the company is also now suggesting that gunfire may be to blame for a second smaller fire near be, downed trees on top of the power lines were also found in that area. pg&e is promising widespread
inspections of its equipment. also today, the death toll has risen in beaut couutte coun. three people remain unaccounted for. it's wednesday morning in europe and a manhunt continues. a man who went on a deadly shooting spree in france, police say he killed three people and wounded 12 others. it happened in the city of strasburg, east of paris near the german border. french leaders have 350 security officers searching for the gunman, who they suspect is a known extremist, who is on a terror watch list. >> no one has seen anything like it. at the white house, president trump and the top two democrats in congress. nancy pelosi and chuck schumer arguing about the border wall in front of a stunned group of reporters. and then things got crazy. terry mcsweeney has the story
and reaction from san francisco. >> we can do border security without a wall, which is wasteful and doesn't solve the problem. >> it totally solves the problem. >> reporter: a wow moment. president trump going at it with schumer and pelosi, president trump insisting any government funding bill must include money for a wall. the president saying no money for the wall, no money for the government. >> i am proud to shut down the government. >> reporter: former congressman panetta says it would hurt the country. >> i think the president will lose if he shuts down the government. but more importantly, the country will lose, because we'll be hurting. >> reporter: pelosi came after the president in a personal aide, saying it's like a moonhood thing with him as if manhood could ever be associated
with him. you get in a tingle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you. >> i think that's harsh, but i would have choice words for trump. >> just to hear that squabble is happening, just to show you our country is more polarized more than ever. >> reporter: in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. he's the first judge in nearly 100 years to be recalled in california. and tonight, he's reportedly asking the public to pay his legal fees. in june, he was voted out of office. he handed down what many considered to be a light sentence to the stanford athlete accused of sexual assault. that fuelled the recall effort. now the mercury news says the judge is asking for money to help pay his $135,000 in court ordered attorney fees. if no one pitches in, he will be forced to pay the debt himself.
he has until december 31st to pay up. >> housing is a right! >> reporter: as we approach the midnight hour, they are still fighting to keep a roof over their heads. families are hoping to stop a plan to stop destruction of their apartment building. jean elle has this emotional debate at city hall. >> reporter: just emotional meeting continues. you can really hear a pin drop as members debate the future of that apartment building and the 20 families who live there. at this point, it appears the council is divided. >> housing is a right. >> fight, fight, fight scham>> reporter: they're trying to save their homes. protesters want the city council to turn down a developer's plan to turn 20 apartments on rock street into 15 town homes. each expected to sell for more than a million dollars. >> we're all going to find a new
place. if not, what's going to happen? >> reporter: she and her family are one of many worried they will be forced out. dividend homes sent residents an revenge shun notice in may and is offering $25,000 for relocation assistance for those that qualify. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: with average relates in mounty view around $3,000 a month, tennants say it doesn't add up. dora flores says she needs to keep her family in a community she loves. >> translator: for my kids, this is all they know. i have everything nearby, the school, my work. >> reporter: mounty view's mayor says it illustrates the impact of the housing crisis.
>> eaven if the tenants find a place to live, we're reducing the amount of affordable housing we have. >> reporter: the mayor and two other city council members say they're not comfortable supporting this project. but other members of the council disagree. they have approved similar projects and it's unfair to single this one out. reporting live, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. ahead, a south bay neighborhood known for its lights. but tonight, a grinch on the loose. what's going on in willow glenn? and will the raiders leave town sooner than we thought? why the team might not be playing in oakland or las vegas next season. >> and we're tracking your rain chances in eight minutes. it )s .
christmas decorations stolen right off new at 11:00, it's grinch-like for sure. christmas decorations stolen right off front lawns in the middle of the night. neighbors are complaining about a rash of christmas crimes in the south bay. all looking for one thing. ian cole joins us live. sit a hot ticket item. >> reporter: it certainly is. police haven't reported any trends here yet. most of the items reported stolen tonight were disney related. one man nailing his regulations to his fence after what happened yesterday. tonight, new video shows one of the many christmas decorations stolen in and around the willow glenn neighborhood. this victim says several items were taken, the cliff using clippers to free them from zip ties. >> it seems as if we have actual
grinch in our neighborhood. monday morning, someone stole adam martinez's mickey and min u mouse on his front lawn. >> residents are just getting a little tired of the whole thing. >> reporter: jim says life size disney decorations were snatched, too. >> it is frustrated. >> you are stealing not only from a house, from a yard, but from a family. >> reporter: police say they haven't seen an increase in these crimes yet, but ask the public to report the thieves. victims say the disney decorations are harder to find and more expensive. but they won't let these christmas kcrooks dampen their spirits. >> that they had asked me for
them, i would have given it to them. the messy divorce is now getting nasty. the city of oakland is suing the raiders about their upcoming move to las vegas. this lawsuit might prompt the raiders to leave one one year earlier than play. city leaders are suing for financial damages. essentially the millions the raiders still owe the city for the renovation of the coliseum in the mid '90s. two law firms will help the city with this case. mayor libby schaaf wants them to cash out before they cash out to vegas. >> the raiding of public coffers must end. every city will benefit from this lawsuit. >> reporter: the raiders said if the city sues, they would skip their final season in oakland next year. so what now? the new stadium in las vegas won't be ready until 2020, that
leaves the raiders homeless, essentially, for 2019. another option, down south, san diego, qualcomm stadium. that old site are the chargers used to play. or maybe the at&t center in san antonio. a few years ago, mark davis flitted with moving the team to san antonio. wherever they end up, this is a dad way to leave oakland for everyone involved. we have reached out to the team for comments and not heard back. the city of oakland may require all apartments be seismic al seismically registered. >> we want to protect renters, condo owners, whoever they are, we want to protect them so they don't die. so we know an earthquake is not
a matter of if, but when. >> some on the land lord, absolutely. and also a third of it needs to be on the public sector, whether it's the city, the county, the state. >> if it passes, it will have to go to a second reading next month. if approved, the land lords will have up to six years to retro fit their buildings, costing thousands. could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. some of that money can be passioned on to the tenants. good news to share with you and for east bay bus drivers and passengers. we've been honored with one of journ journalism's most prestigious award. >> today, judges recognized assaults at bus drivers, led by vick vickie wen.
the agency claims the assaults were on the decline. after our reports, ac transit launched a safety campaign, including protective shields for drivers. other winners this year include "60 minutes" and hbo. so a big congratulations to our investigative unit for its dilige diligent, hard work. >> a lot of dedication there. a lot of work behind the scenes, as well. jeff ranieri is with us to talk about this fog. is it rolling in right now? >> it's not rolling in just yet. waiting on a few things to happen before we see that fog begin to develop. right now, we'll start off our microclimate forecast. we have a storm system off to the north producing rainfall. it is bringing in some high cloud cover. we cannot see any progress develop until this cloud cover is out of here. what happens is when the clouds move out, temperatures are able
to develop much faster with clearer skies. that would aid in the fog development. basically, there's a small window where we have that chance of smog developing. it starts at 5:00 in the morning. this is ground fog, different from that san francisco fog that moves in from the coast. this is developing near the surface, and then moving around the bay area. you get a little change in the wind, that's why you're seeing some clearing and why it's very sporadic. at 5:00 in the morning, you're less than a mile visibility in concord and livermore. so the east bay commute likely the worst with that fog dropping. 6:30 in the morning, that's that window. so try valley commuters, definite the chance of fog and patchy fog in san jose and right there through mountain view. temperatures will be cold to start. we're this the 30s and 40s. down to 38 here for the tri
valley. temperatures worm up under the sunshine, but not a mild day. south bay, 59. temperatures across the board, very similar. upper 50s to low 60s throughout the east bay. looks the same here with palo alto at 59. daley city 57. san francisco take your jacket. 56 in the embarcadero. and throughout marin, napa, sonoma counties, 59 in napa, 61 in nevado. chance of rainfall looks impressive, but everything shows this breaking up before it gets to the bay area. so trace amounts to a quarter of an inch. a second chance by sunday. that is the better chance the way things look right now for quarter to half an inch. we are clear out there as we hit tuesday. jacket weather stays for the next few days.
heading to tahoe, i got you covered. stay with us here, and you can see with those two systems, we get possibly another foot across the sierra. snow levels, probably down to 4500 feet as we head into sunday and monday. >> that's exciting. fired up for this? >> fired. >> you're fired. up next, steph curry held a q and a with fans tonight. >> and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys. jennifer lopez is here tonight. robert klein, music from j, it's a great show, stay tuned. happening now, a man is suing american arables after his pinky got stuck in an armrest. he says his finger was stuck for nearly an hour. you can read the story on our
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a drink with friends can turn into two, and a prescription can be stronger than you thought. stop! there are a lot of ways to get a dui. and a lot of ways to go-- text a friend, call a cab, share a ride. whatever you choose to do, go safely, california. morgan hill. can this surveillance footage take a look. caught on camera. a dangerous man with a knife in morgan hill. can this surveillance footage lead to his arrest. deputies say he carjacked a truck the day after thanksgiving. this happened near morgan hill community park. deputies found the truck but the man was long gone. a new safety plan is hoping to keep highway 17 and the driver safe. collisions on that windy, santa cruz highway almost voubl edoub the last five years, include thing one today. chp and firefighters created a new program. the goal is to get dloorivers t
slow down and get off their phones. it's a first for any library in the state. if your book is overdue, you're good. beginning in january, the library is getting rid of overdue fees. the county says this hopes this encourages more people to read. you have next, steph curry and his comments about the moon. stay with us. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet,
stir. well, from here to the moon, steph curry has caused quite a stir. he's getti ting a lot of flak f questioning during a podcast. >> we don't know if he was serious or joking or building hype for his new shoe. tonight, he held a live chat, mostly about his new hi revealed curry 6. he did not address the moon landing. earlier in the day, nasa invited
curry to their habs. it's a sign of the time for the new giants. the new boss says the team will implement a trendy pitching strategy for next games next season. the a's used it last season. it's when you use a relief pitcher to start the fame for an inning or two. more baseball news, troy tulowitzki wants to come home. we went to high school in sunnyvale. we toured his school in 2007. his dad gave us a tour of his personal office. and he was released by the blue jays, he could sign with the a's or the giants to the league minimum. i am a family man. i am a techie dad. i believe the best technology should feel effortless.
crafts along other activities. they were also served dinner, of course. and what is a party without santa? there's a snow person. >> i saw santa. lucille is maybe signing autographs. >> yes, of course. and that little snow man is giving out backpacks. >> a lot of funs for the kids. jeff, what about our morning commute? >> a little fog tomorrow morning. that's where that commute would be the worse to get another chance of rain friday and sunday. >> thanks for joining us tonight. >> see you. bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon."