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the heavier downpours. not only the rain, but by 2:30 in the morn, wind gusts of 20 to 40 miles per hour could take down trees, bring us more power issues. krl show you what is left for the morning commute and how much rainfall we'll get. >> thanks. >> you don't have to miss a beat when it comes to the storm. jeff is also tracking it on our digital platforms. he just posted this about 40 minutes ago on his twitter page. follow him. @jeff ranieri. >> two investigations, the same conclusion. you're looking at a small protest going on right now outside the sacramento police headquarters. this comes just hours after california calf's attorney general announced he agreed with the district attorney's decision and will not file criminal charges against two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old stephon clark one year ago. the attorney general met with clark family this morning before he made his public announcement. take a look at the photo of that meeting we just obtained. nbc bay area's melissa is live in sacramento. last night's protest resulted in
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80-plus arrests. what are we seeing right now? >> well, right now, we're seeing about 30 demonstrators standing outside of the sacramento police department. and this is a pretty quiet demonstration. protesters are really letting their signs do the talking. in fact, some of those signs are pressed right against the windows of the sacramento police department. and one local pastor tells me it is a sign that this community is numb after another prosecutor sides with police. >> nothing can bring back stephon clark. >> in these three binders, the story of the final 22 minutes of stephon clark's life, as told by california attorney general xavier becerra. nearly a year ago, two sacramento police officers gunned down the 22-year-old father of two in his grandmother's backyard. after police said follow orders. >> there's a young man who is no longer alive, with two sons who won't have a father, whose mother i just met with, who is
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grieving. of course it was a tough call. >> that tough call was this. no criminal charges would be filed against the two officers involved. >> i know that this is not how stephon clark's loved ones wanted his story to end. >> referring to stephon clark's mother, becerra met with her before announcing the results of his investigation to the public. >> she was great to let me chat with her. i respect that she gave me a chance. >> becerra said infrared helicopter video and lapel video showed that police reasonably believed they were in danger that night when they mistook clark's cell phone for a gun. >> there is a lot of hurt. in this community today. >> last night, that outrage boiled over with protests in east sacramento, ending with 84 people in handcuffs. this afternoon, a the stephon c sacramento police department.
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and we did reach out to stephon clark's family, but they declined to go on camera. meanwhile, we're learning the mayor of the city of sacramento as well as some city council members are asking the city's public safety accountability office to look into the police tactics used during yesterday's protest that resulted in 84 arrests. that's the latest here in sacramento. melissa colorado. >> thank you. >> another setback for the giants. one day after ceo larry bair took a leave of absence for an altercation with his wife, a giants player has been arrested for drunk driving. outfielder cameron maybin was arrested last friday at spring training in scottsdale. we got word of it today. police say they pulled over maybin for speeding and say his blood alcohol level was cles to double the legal limit of .08. this is season with the team. the giants say they're aware of the situation and have no further comment at this time. >> a fight between two boys at livermore high ended with one of them stabbing the other. this happened alt 3:00 this afternoon. this is the view from nbc bay
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area sky ranger today. the boy was rushed to the hospital. he's expected to be okay. now, officers did get to the school within minutes and arrested the other boy. >> lock the doors and leave nothing inside. that's the advice for anyone parking a car in milpitas or fremont. 26 car burglaries just last night. nbc bay area's marianne favro takes a look at the areas the thieves are targeting. >> new year, new car break-ins. a whopping 145 people reported car burglaries in milpitas so far this year. milpitas police say the suspects are targeting the parking lots at the great mall, mccarthy ranch, and two shopping centers on barbara lane. not far from the highway 237, 880 corridor. most of the break-ins happen at night with thieves stealing electronics. it is possible the burglars are part of an organized crime ring but believe it's more likely this is thieves sharing information on sweet spots.
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>> criminal element talks amongst themselves, and again, they see this crime as a crime of opportunity and a crime that's profitable and that they're going to take advantage of that, and that's where you may see a larger increase of crimes happening. >> we found anthony parking at one of milpitas' hot zones. he says he now brings all of his electronics with him and never leaves anything in his trunk. >> that's really bad. we should be very careful. >> just a few miles north in fremont, police have also seen a spike in car burglaries with at least 26 reported just last night at apartment complexes, adding to the 315 reported in january and february. to go through all this. my insurance rates go up. it's not a free ride. >> in both cities, police are beefing up patrols around shopping centers and reminding drivers to take all their valuables with them, park under lights and be aware of your
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surroundings. in milpitas, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> more layoffs coming to tesla. the company is cutting 80 more jobs at its fremont plant, bringing to total to nearly 900. it will mostly target service technicians and tech support specialists. it comes after elon musk, ceo, announced last week that tesla is switching to online only sales and closing its showrooms. musk said it's a necessary move to keep his promise of offering the model 3 for the lower price of $35,000. >> it's official. munchery is off the table. the on demand food company has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. the san francisco based company surprised a lot of people when it shut down a couple months ago and laid off more than 250 employees. now, in the bankruptcy papers filed, we looked over the documents, the ceo said, quote, making and delivering freshly prepared food directly to consumers proved not to be a sustainable business model.
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munchery owes more than $28 million to lenders. >> a costly mistake involving art. a music school in oakland has hit a very bad note after learning these donated works of art are actually worthless. the school, oakland's pacific boy choir academy, used the artwork, though, to take out loans for the program. now, the future of the academy is on the line. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live at the school with how this mix-up happened. >> janell, both the donor and the school thought that art was the real deal, but not the case. let us show you what is the real deal. we're going to bring you inside here. you are looking at the school's after school program. these girls are a part of it. tonight, the academy's future is in jeopardy. >> it's almost like a warmth or a vibration in my chest. >> that's how seventh grader cadence strange describes how he feels when he sings with his
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classmates at oakland's pacific boy choir academy. >> but the future of the middle school is now up in the air after getting what they thought was a donation of valuable asian paintings. >> we had this extraordinarily generous donor who inherited some beautiful art from his parents and thought it was quite valuable, and he gave that art to us. >> the school used the art to borrow $400,000 to hire staff and build the program. before learning the paintings weren't worth what they thought. >> we discovered that instead of it being worth about $3 million, they were really nice posters. >> now the program's future is on the line, as parents and staff scramble to raise money to keep the school afloat and keep the country's last non-religious choir school alive. >> we're committed and believe that this is an important thing to do for music, for art, and for our boys.
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>> and we are back here live looking at the girls who are part of the school's after school program. they have beautiful voices. again, the race is on to raise money for this academy. if you want to learn how you can pitch in, you can find that information on our website, nbcbayarea.com. i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> the white house is fighting back. president trump and his inner circle say the house democrats are on a fishing expedition when it comes to investigating him. the house judiciary committee made a sweeping request yesterday for documents from 81 people or entities tied to the president. among them, some of the president's family members. the white house calls the action disgraceful and abusive. >> it's a shame. and the people understand it. when they look at it, they say presidential harassment. >> meanwhile, the senate is set to pass a resolution blocking the president's national emergency declaration to get money for his border wall.
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the senate will likely vote on it next week, almost certainly leading to the president's first veto. >> still to come, a big breakthrough in the fight against hiv. doctors shared the treatment they used to clear the man of the virus. also, a hidden world found underneath the rock. what a new discovery reveals about the history of alcatraz before the notorious prison existed. >> storm ranger shows rainfall picking up over the north bay and also near the peninsula. we'll put a track on this and show you how heavy that rainfall could get in the next 12 hours coming up in just a few minutes. -
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through ever ... in finding a cure for h-i-v. another patient clear of the virus. it may be the biggest breakthrough ever in finding a cure for hiv. another patient clear of the virus. doctors in britain say an hiv-positive man has become the second known person in the world to be declared hiv free. the first was an americans in 2007 who had cancer and underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. he went into remission for cancer and he also went into remission for hiv. everinse then, doctors have been trying to duplicate his treatment on other patients. >> this is only being studied on cancer patients. it's not a treatment for hiv. treated for blood cancers. >> doctors say there may be a third successful case in germany
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announced soon. reporter kelly cobiella will have more on this breakthrough coming up in about 20 minutes on nbc nightly news. >> all of these years and we never knew what's underneath the rock. now we know, alcatraz was built in the early 20th century, but 150 years ago before the was a prison, it was a civil war fort. now, a study published in near surface geophysics shows that the fort was never demolished, instead, workers built the prison right on top of it. radar scans show hidden buildings, stockpiles of amnishz, and tunnels underneath the prison. archeologist s say there could e more under there and they're planning more studies. >> news for those planning to visit yosemite. kwee know the date for the half dome preseason lottery. usually opens on march 1st, but new contractors handling the process, so it was moved back a bit. the new day to apply for a permit, next wednesday, march 13th, at 7:00 a.m.
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permits are limited to 300 a day, but more than 25,000 people apply every year. >> okay, ask any recent college graduate, finding a new job can be overwhelming. it can leave you very little time for anything else. >> one woman is somehow finding time to do good, just like she did when we first met her as a teenager six years ago. garvin thomas catches up with her in tonight's bay area proud. >> as part of the bay area proud series, i had the opportunity to meet a lot of young people doing great things for the world. i always wonder, how will the experience shape their adult lives? will they continue on the with laura graham, i don't have to wonder anymore. at the recent watermark conference in san jose, 22-year-old laura graham was women. literally. >> so we are one closet. >> still, the person laura is most impressed with these days might very well be herself.
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or at least her 14-year-old self. >> you look at yourself, and you're like, how did i do that, right? how did i make that happen? >> what laura did back then was found her very own nonprofit called one closet. laura had heard there was a great need for good used clothing for teenage foster children. so she set out to collect some. which she did. by the thousands. but when it came time to head to college in arizona, laura found someone else to run the program and thought she was done with it. >> i had no idea what i was doing after college. didn't think i was going to be going back to one closet at all. licking to get more company partnerships onboard. >> why is laura on the convention floor, pitching one closet once more? >> all sizes, literally, i mean from 2 to 30. like i'm not kidding. >> well, when her successor's involvement recently came to an end, laura was forced to make a choice. let the nonprofit close or take the lead once again.
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>> i just graduated college. >> you did. >> she chose doorumto. >> laura mfs mom sue is now her partner in the nonprofit. on this day, delivering clothes to the hub, a community center for foster youth in san jose. >> do you need a handbag or something to carry stuff with? >> together, their plan is to make one closet even bigger than it ever was. >> and then as well, we do have slips if you want to write it off for your taxes. >> it will be a lot of work for a young woman who is also starting out in a business career in the bay area, but laura has seen too much good come from what they do to turn back now. >> it made me remember how fulfilling it was, how exciting it is. and how much it's needed. >> in garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> welcome back. she's taking over what she check of the forecast. we had rain this morning and now a brief break and more coming
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tonight. >> much heavier pockets on the way as we head throughout the next 12 hours. let's get you right into the microclimate forecast tonight. and we definitely have had quite a few things happening in the atmosphere. we're going to break it apart for you. right now, though, what you're noticing outside are these ominous looking clouds. certainly a little of our storm system moving in as you can see from our san francisco sky camera. we have seen a little bit of some light rain. right now, 57 degrees. we'll hold with mid 50s through tonight as the rainfall continues to develop. i can tell you, we're holding off on the heaviest of the rainfall until early tomorrow morning. let's go ahead and show you why. we'll get a wide look here at the pacific and the thing that we have been really closely monitoring behind the scenes today is the atmospheric river. this morning and move to the south. it has done that, so that would put the flooding rains down toward southern california. now we're really focused in on our cold front offshore, with
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the atmospheric river moving to the south, it's going to allow the cold front to move in as we head into early tomorrow morning. once that gets there, it will provide the uplift that's necessary to bring us this heavier rainfall. as we bring you into storm ranger and mobile topler radar, we have wet weather in marin, napa, sonoma counties and in the past 15 to 30 minutes, it's beginning to pick up across the peninsula. this would potentially bring some more heavy downpours. returning to mountain view by 5:46 tonight, and keep it wet in redwood city through 5:44 this evening. now, some heavier downpours on the way, we think by about 9:00 this evening. primarily st. helena, santa rosa, point reyes, napa to san francisco. watch what happens as we hit 3:00 in the morning. that's when the storm front we pointed out earlier is going to get here and that's going to bring us widespread heavy rainfall back to the north bay. that no doubt is going to set your nerves on edge after all that major flooding last week. just know this storm system is going to move in and move out a
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lot faster. we hit 6:30 in the morning, we keep some scattered areas of heavier rainfall, and then by tomorrow afternoon, a slight chance of possibly some isolated thunderstorms, but you can see the coverage of rainfall just is not nearly as widespread. rainfall totals in the north bay anywhere from 1 to 2 inches. as you can see on the key at the top of the screen, and right here for the peninsula, south bay, also the east bay, we're in this half inch to about 3/4 inch range. i wanted to show you the russian river in guerneville after hitting that historic 45.38 feet last week, we're at 21.6 feet this week. so definitely a lot lower. expected to see at flood stage. sunshine, i can hear you. you want it back there at home to come our way. once we hit friday's forecast, we'll get sun in here for you. a little speed bump on saturday. trace amounts, about 1500ths of an inch, and then sunday, monday, and tuesday, it looks fantastic. for the interior valleys after our rainfall tomorrow, we're also looking at the same fortune in that weather with drier
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weather on the way. at 6:19 tonight, we'll look at the sierra snow which has been epic lately. >> what will we do with all the sunshine later in the week? >> i have several ideas. >> a lot of things on that lirs. >> up next, the red carpet is out and ready to go in the south bay. we'll take you live. in fact, a live look right now at the opening night of cinequest. ♪ [baby crib musical mobile] millions are still exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke. and some of them can't do anything about it.
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cannes -- or the sundance film festival. ) more than a 100 okay, you ready? it's the bay area vurgz of cannes or the sundance film festival. more than 100,000 people are expected for the annual cinequest film festival. >> we're on the red carpet at the california theater in san jose, and the stars and filmmakers are right behind you. >> that's right. that is the red carpet right
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behind us. you can see the directors and artists on the red carpet doing their interviews right now. tonight is opening night for this highly anticipated annual film festival where tech meets cinema, and guests will get to see 259 films from 56 countries around the world. our cameras were rolling as crews did sound checks and set up cameras earlier this afternoon, and vus so you know, for those of you who have never been to this festival, cinequest is not just independent films but also virtual reality experiences, live art installations, theatrical performances and workshops for aspiring artists. for the first time ever this year, there will also be live stand-up comedy shows and fashion shows and poetry. the festival starts tonight with a pakistani film directed by a woman who is also actually receiving the festival's highest honor, the spirit award. we'll talk to her coming up at 6:00. nbc bay area is a proud sponsor of the festival.
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which by the way, has been taking place for the last 29 years in silicon valley. we'll send it back to you. >> exciting night. thanks. >> we have to watch a lot of movies. >> let the price wars begin. yesterday was southwest. today it's alaska airlines, offering discounted flights to hawaii. alaska is launching a three-day sale on flights from all three bay area airports to the hawaiian islands. about $180 to fly from san francisco to honolulu one way. this comes after southwest announced yesterday new routes from the bay area to hawaii with a sale, a big sale. tickets were as low as $49 each way. >> can i still get the $49 seats? >> i'm not sure. >> probably sold out. >> maybe $100. that's good. >> we're back in a moment with a lot more michelin rated restaurants in california. we'll explain why.
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says it )s ready for tonight at 6:00, bringing an end to a racist legacy. the reason a south bay school says it'siedy for a name change. that story tonight in our 6:00 newscast. >> finally, it's going to get a lot easier to find the best restaurants in california. the michelin guide will now cover the entire state from san francisco down to san diego. the guide has been used for more than a century rating restaurants by stars. right now, san francisco's the only city it covers in the
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state. i didn't know that. >> either did i. >> pretty surprising. the new guide will be released this summer. plenty of restaurant options throughout california. >> we know there's one in los gatos. probably tons in wine country. >> down in santa barbara, l.a. >> we need a sunny day to follow the book to go through the states. >> let's eat our way through california. >> i have an idea of when we can start that. >> this weekend. >> soon. not right now, though. you can see the rainfall on storm ranger and mobile doppler radar. check out our extended forecast. sunday, monday, tuesday, a much better day to get outside. we'll track more of the storm activity coming up at 6:00. we're also going to take a look at the sierra snow totals. we talked about that. some major snow headed up there as well. >> that could be a good weekend for skiers and snowboarders. >> that's going to do it for us. lester holt joins us next with nightly news. we have a programming note. nightly news has an exclusive report about north korea coming up in 20 seconds. >> we'll be back with more local news at 6:00. hope to see you then.
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breaking news tonight. new satellite images show rapid rebuilding at a long range rocket site in north korea. the photos taken just two days after the nuclear summit collapse. also tonight, london on alert. explosive devices sent through the mail and found at two major airports, and a train station. one of them going off at heathrow. california on edge as prosecutors announce no charges will be filed against officers who shot an unarmed man in his own family's backyard. 18 seconds of horror, new clues tonight in the crash of a boeing 767 flying for amazon. what the black boxes reveal and what's leaving investigators still baffled. bln

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