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be over. when forecasters warned there would be high surf, this is what they were talking about. raucous wave, leaping right over the sea wall, along the pacifica coastline. some of those early morning waves hit rockaway beach pretty hard, taking out a window at the lighthouse restaurant home of the moon raker. >> tremendous waves. >> reporter: powerful waves that came crashing ashore, pockiknoc out a huge picture window in the hotel's banquet room. the same thing happened in january of 2017. this time around, the staff was already on edge. >> when we heard the tides were going to be pretty high, you know, we crossed our fingers, but unfortunately, we got hit again. >> reporter: the city manager
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says at low tide crews inspected the already-eroded esplanade bluff but found no damage. there are warnings posted about the dangerously-high waves, but it hasn't stopped folks from getting as chose getting close as they can. now the city manager says they will keep both the pacifica pier and beach boulevard closed overnight to reevaluate whether to open all of this tomorrow morning. we'll see how it goes tonight. nbc bay area news. >> amazing to see all that right behind you, thank you, roz. we're hearing a lot of that, a lot of screams. here's a look closeup. our own nbc goear getting soake. stay safe near the water.
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>> those sneaker waves can come out of nowhere. the competitions were too wild for competition to take place, so organizers are thinking january. but it didn't stop big wave surfers. skyrangers flew overhead and caught lots of good rides and some wipeouts. we mentioned this high surf advisory is in effect until 9:00 tonight. but we are going to see big waves sticking around all week. >> for the next two days, they may issue another warning. we may see things ramp up again. we are monitoring conditions ndthat m then ramp pack up as we look at our micro climate forecast. you can see a current buoy report is at 20 feet off half moon bay. at pillar point where mavericks u usually takes place, the way the ocean floor is shaped helps
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build those waves up to 40-plus piec next two days we deal with 15-40 feet waves. do not turn were yoyour back to water. best advice, no swimming. i'm going to get you into the hour by hour wave forecast. take a look at the key. all of this is the wave action. by tomorrow, at 4:30, it's a hill b little bit of a break, 16 foot waves on average. then on wednesday you can see it pop back up, 20-plus foot waves. by thursday, a much more ms. able -- noticeable difference. this wet weather is wreaking havoc in marin county.
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a tree fell over the road in panoramic highway. the driver of a bus tried to squeeze underneath that tree, that's when the bus got stuck. there was a passenger on board, thankfully no one was hurt. problems in the east bay as well at lafayette at st. mary's road and camino colorado. the road was closed for a few hours to get that tree out of the way. no damage to cars or homes. we're learning more about a police officer shooting. he apparently shot himself. the officer, who is with the oakland police force and was off duty at the didn't have any one with him. detectives were able to recover thousands of items stolen from san jose retail stores. the thieves were running betsy
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fashions. police recovered more than $400,000 of stolen items, including 700 michael kors jackets. these are the suspects they believe are responsible for that operation. a man says president trump's travel ban is preventing his wife from seeing their dying son. the mother is from yemen, one of the countries under the travel ban. their 2-year-old son suffers from a genetic brain condition and is on life support. we are join the from children's hospital in oakland with the details. >> reporter: i spoke to that father. he tells me he's just keeping his child on life support so that the boy's mother has a chance to tay -- say good-bye. but the boy's body is growing weaker every day. and now they are concerned that
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the mother will be stuck in the middle east during her son's final moments. it's not the way any parent would want to celebrate their son's 2-year-old birthday, but instead of blowing out candles, little abdullah hassan is hooked up to a ventilator while his father ali holds his hand. abdullah suffers from a genetic brain condition. his mother is from yemen. she escaped the war in her country and is living in egypt. >> for months, they've been trying to acquire a visa for her. >> reporter: when abdullah's health took a turn for the worse, abdullah was taken to the better medical care.e >> the last wish for the mother just to hold him, even give him a kiss.
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>> reporter: the mother cannot travel to the u.s. because of the trump administration's ban on yemeni nationals entering the country. the family hopes the state department can make an exception. >> we need to take action and grant her this waiver so she can come be with her baby. >> we need your support. keep family together. >> reporter: we reached out to the state department for a comment. and they just got back to us. they say they don't talk about individual visa cases but they said they make every effort to facilitate international travel by visitors, they are committed to u.s.mmigration law and securing our borders. melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. we have new moonves. he's not onlyjob but out of his $120 million severance. the board of directors announced it would not pay his severance
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package. moonves resigned in september after a dozen women accuse the him of sexual misconduct. his lawyer says he denies having any non-consensual sexual relations and cooperated fully with investigators. russians tried more ways than originally suspected to influence the 2016 election. two new reports show the stunning steps taken by russians leading up to that election. one of the main goals was to suppress votes, specifically those of african-americans. one report says social media posts including on facebook and instagram clearly sought to benefit the republican party and donald trump. behind it all, a russian-based firm called internet research agency run by a close ally of vladimir putin. >> the russians took advantage of the information to buy ads to specifically target you for what they think would be the right
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message to motivate you not to vote. >> with democrats weeks away from taking power in the house and gaining subpoena power, we could see more investigation noose thinvestigations into this matter. our business reporter is here and gives us the details. >> these are eye-popping numbers. we'll start with facebook. more than 60,000 accounts opened. with the goal of creating chaos and keeping traditional democratic voters at home it to help get donald trump elected. donald trump, the target, voters. especially young voters and after conditi african-americans. we know russians sent tens oft keeping people away from the polls. >> i've seen quite a few of them that don't look real. >> i have stopped posting on
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facebook. >> reporter: a social media expert says they were looking to divide, conquer and put donald trump in office. >> they wanted to sow discord. >> reporter: using technology not to rock the vote but to block the vote. >> for me, i'm more apprehensive to post certain things, especially things that are private and intimate. >> i've seen things where people were asked not to vote. >> reporter: they rounded up more than 3 million followers. the naacp has called for a one-day boycott of instagram tomorrow. the clock is ticking, less than five days remaining until the government is set to paially shut iue is president t border wall. he wants $5 billion for funding
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for that wall. but democrats say it's not going to happen. this would be the third shutdown under mr. trump's presidency. from the golden arches to a golden opportunity in san francisco. the city wants to turn an mcdonald's into something that benefits the community. that mcdonald's is closed, standing in haight street. the plan is to convert it to 100 affordable apartments, but the city is considering child care or senior programs. the mcdonald's will soon be demo demolished. a volleyball team facing push back. the drawing found in the locker room causing the controversy. and the teen vaping epidemic is growing. the eye-opening number of young smokero inhaling ne
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inhaling nicotine. a few spotty showers to the north of santa rosa. we'll let you know more about our rain chances this week details in about seven minutes. this little home of mine, ♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align
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♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ celebration. over the weekend -- stanford won the natonal well, it's become a bit of a damper over their celebration. stanford won the national championship in women's volleyball, but the team faces criticism for this sketch found
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on the whiteboard in the locker room. we are joined from the cuampus where they are apologizing. >> reporter: here's a sign, congratulations ncaa champions, but on the flip side, you're right. the athletic director issued an apology for the university of nebraska for what was seen in the locker room right after this major victory. after a five-set victory over university of nebraska saturday, stanford well's volleyball players headed into the locker room to celebrate the ncaa title. that's when this photo was taken and posted on social media. it shows a whiteboard drawing of the stanford tree pointing a gun at the university of nebraska's mascot. the post was only up for a few minutes, but long enough for nebras
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nebraska fans to notice. >> distasteful comes to mind. >> i thought it was ridiculous. why are people out here doing stuff like that. >> reporter: some stanford students agree. >> i would say that's not right. >> reporter: others consider it harmless. >> it could be a water pistol. it could be anything. i'm okay with it. stanford director of athletics issued an apology saying the image is unacceptable and does not reflect the values of stanford university. we have reached out to our colleagues at nebraska to express our sincere apologies to the university and its women's volleyball program. he did not address who drew the picture that tainted a major victory. sanf u this incident internally. the university of nebraska had no comment. reporting live at stanford, marianne fa marianne favro, nbc bay area
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news. the grinch, someone was caught snatching decorations. they are worried the suspect will return, so they've taken down the rest of their decorations. if you recognize this man call martinez police. an unlikely guest. this photo was shown of a coyote walking. police septembnt out a warning g coyotes are often less afraid of people. some new research on vaping. 37% of high school students surveyed say they've tried vaping this year, up nearly 30% from last year. 25% of them don't believe they inhale nicotine when they vape.
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those students brielieve they'r just vaping flavors. which is wrong. e-cigarettes are getting a whole new generation hooked. it has been declared an epidemic. >> when kids start with vaping, they are more likely to make the transition to combustible, to smoke cigarettes. that's what has us concerned. >> the fda has offered to ban all vaping products unless manufacturers can come up with a solid plan to curb youth access a and use. engineers with the ocean cleanup project spent months billing a -- building a boom.
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the trash is moving faster than the boom. nearly 2 trillion pieces of plastic are estimated to be ploeting floating in that patch. here's a way to put a smile on your face this evening. take a look at this sunset. a leitive picture from ocean be. it is so minice to have the rai come in and clear everything away. >> the picture looked very beautiful. but that surf is still dangerous. it will stay that way for the next two days, and then we expect a big drop once we hit thursday's forecast. let's take you into our micro climate forecast. and i want to start off with how we're doing. we have two columns here. so far how much we've picked up since october 1st when the rainfall season started and this
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is our deficit column. we're still running a deficit across the bay area, one-to-one and a half inches. not that bad, still room to peck up more rainfall. this leaves us with 89% of rainfall. and san jose coming in at 76. there's room to add more here to get us up to date. you'll see on storm ranger, we have a few spotty showers. it could bring more rainfall by 5:54, nothing heavy but would keep the roadways wet. it's going to be the north bay, the focus tomorrow morning where we have a chance of showers. mostly clear in the south bay at 7:00 a.m. the best chance of any showers would remain in marin, napa and sonoma county. you'll need a jacket to start. temperatures in the 40s from the south bay to the tri valley, 52 here in san francisco.
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through the day tomorrow i do see temperatures warming up just a little bit we're going to hold op on to some of those clouds. 60 here in san jose. 63 in morgan hill. let's get to you contra costa county. 62 in danville, 58 in martinez and 60 in hayward. san francisco very similar temperatures tomorrow. 58 along the embarcadero. 57 in the outer sup snset. 59 in sonoma. my extended forecast, a lot happening. pull up a chair, get a close look here. we have central valley ground fog we will be watching. that could bring us thick fog. trace amounts to .1500 of an inch. king tides return.
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the highest of high tides expected saturday and sunday and a chance of showers sunday into monday. .500 to a quarter of an inch. yes, there are rain chances coming our way, but no major storms. we'll keep you on top of that, and we'll have a look at how much sierra snow we could get. >> and clear my gutters. it works beautifully. >> it's like hearing music sing. >> let the rain come down. >> up next here at 5:00, a warning if you get an e-mail that looks similar to this from netflix. it may be a scam. what to look for, next. sc
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rush to work, grab a drink, hurry home. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! don't be on your phone. let someone else take the wheel. make a little eye contact. make a plan. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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you hurry to work, so you can take it slow. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! let's stop looking at pedestrians as a nuisance, and carless objects, not be real. it's a scam relating to
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netflix. if you got a message from netflix asking for your financial information be careful here. someone in ohio received in e-mail from netflix apparently. it asked for updated payment and billing info. it looks pretty legitimate, but it's not. if you click on it, it could install malware onto your computer or cell phone. the person who got that e-mail is a police officer and does not have a netflix account. a custody battle for cocoa. she passed away at the age of 46. and her long-time partner was supposed to be sent back to the cincinnati zoo. they have filed a lawsuit for his return, but a judge has told the organization to work it out and set a deadline of this
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thursday to set a proposal. a group of police officers working to give back to kids who lost everything in the butte county fire. they're getting a lot of help. i am a family man. i am a techie dad. i believe the best technology should feel effortless. like magic. at comcast, it's my job to develop, apps and tools that simplify your experience. my name is mike, i'm in product development at comcast. we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome.
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in the bay area. tonight at 6:00, he had
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hoped to kill 10,000 people here in the bay area. [ inaudible ] this is new undercover video revealing a man in oakland and his terror plot and the punishment he now faces. that story and more coming up in our 6:00 newscast. a week into a good cause and the donations continue to pour in. we told you about the butte county bikes for butte. deputies started the program after seeing so many bikes destroyed in the camp fire. the original goal was 100 bikes. they've got 400. but thousands of people lost their homes. if you want to donate sporting gear, bicycles, they would love it. the kids would love it. can you donate still. >> we were talking about this how great a gift of a bike is and they've quadrupled their ask. let's get to 800 if we can. >> kids need it.
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as a reminder, lester holt is next with nightly news. >> we'll be back at 6:00, hope to see you then. there is breaking news tonight on the downfall of a hollywood titan. ousted cbs chief les moonves won't get his $120 million payout. instead, he'll get nothing. what investigators found in a bombshell report. we have late details. closing in on a government shutdown, both sides digging in over money for the border wa, and american families caught in the middle, a fear of no paychecks just before christmas. criminal charges against ex-business associates of former trump national security adviser michael flynn. what the feds say they were plotting, and tonight, an angry james comey unloads at republicans in congress. >> there is a truth, and they're not telling it. their silence is shameful. >> what set the former fbi director off. >> a

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