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>> let's come together, let's walk around with our barners and show people the support and then show people that we're safe. don't be afraid of anything. >> reporter: tonight gilroy strong became a rallying cry for some, in a way to shew away their fear. others a chance to help. some members hand the the girls a thousand dollars they collected at a lemonade stand. spiritual leaders stood with s.w.a.t. team members. both are here to calm and comfort the community.
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and, of course, it will take time for things to get back to normal, but gilroy is strong, especially when the whole community comes together. reporting live in gilroy, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> we're seeing it firsthand. thank you, serge yoneyama. one of the shooting victims was release the from valley med today. brynn oda mathews and her friend gabrielle goss were hit by gunfire. the two spoke for the first time about the gunman, the chaos and physical and emotional wounds that they'll feel for a long time. >> i felt really bleak and sad. but i hope -- i feel a sense of general trust towards humanity because right now i really don't. i feel like paranoid when i leave my house, like i don't know. like who i can trust sometimes. >> it's just terror. i just see him walking into the festival at times. >> the friends thank the doctors who helped them and remember the people who lost their lives. they are also hoping to find the
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good samaritan named john who drove them to the hospital. >> now earlier today, gilroy's police chief and the fbi shared the latest on the case, including revealing the names of the three gilroy police officers who shot ask killed the gunman. we learned one officer has 23 years of experience, the other two 17 and 13 years respectively on the force. also another victim has come forward. a person grazed by a bullet has since gone to the police. that brings the total number of victims injured to 16. the fbi continues to comb over every piece of evidence, and the chief hailed his officers as reluctant heroes. >> all three of these officers are incredibly humble. i think they're heroes. i don't think they view themselves that way. i think they view themselves that they were just doing their job. >> the fbi is asking for patience. they say processing all of the evidence is going to take a lot more time. >> we are following some developing news in the north bay, an officer-involved shooting in santa rosa.
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this happened on 9th and morgan street near the saint rose catholic church. the suspect was shot around 7:00 this evening. we are still awaiting word on what led up to this shooting. we still don't know the victim's condition. we do know there were no officers or deputies hurt in this confrontation. >> in marin county, an investigation underway tonight after a small plane made a hard landing. it happened at marin county airport in novato around 4:30 in the afternoon. there were two people on board, and they did suffer minor injuries. tonight, though, no word on what caused that mishap, although we do have calls into the airport and investigators for more details. close call in contra costa county. firefighters knocking down a fire in lafayette, but not before it came dangerously close to some homes. fire started late near rancho view road near the intersection of taylor boulevard and pleasant hill road. sky ranger you can see overhead. you can also see how close that fire came to some of the homes, luckily didn't reach them. >> new at 11:00, if you drive an electric car, be warned. especially a prius.
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thieves are on the prowl in the east bay and it's really a sign of the times. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us in berkeley this evening with the details. cheryl. >> reporter: well, the thieves are going after catalytic converters, and they're targeting the toyota prius. now, the converters are underneath the cars and they're designed to cut back on toxic fumes. and if they're stolen, you'll know it. and they're doing it for cash. the toyota prius is known for being quiet. that's why elan a's husband started up theirs almost two weeks ago and they knew something was wrong. >> and it sounded apparently like, like he was driving a jet. >> reporter: the catalytic converter, their friend and their neighbors all stolen in one night. >> and it's very hard to get them replaced because so many are being stolen. >> reporter: and they can be ripped off in a flash.
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berkeley police posting this video from another city, showing just how fast thieves can jack up your car and remove the part. they can get up to $200 for it by melting it down because it contains a large amount of precious metals. >> if you see somebody working on a car and it's president middle of the night, 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., and you hear the sound of a power saw, that is suspicious. >> reporter: 20 catalytic converters stolen from cars in berkeley since july 20th. 14 taken from the toyota prius. >> how do we come together as a neighborhood? your local people and community, to make sure this does president happ doesn't happen any more? >> reporter: now, police are suggesting tonight if you can park in a driveway, do so. but if you have to park on the street, possibly get a motion light to scare the thieves away. but if you can't do one or the other, the bottom line here is to be aware. reporting live in berkeley, i'm
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cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, cheryl. no verdict yet in the high-profile ghost ship warehouse trial. the families of the 36 people killed in that blaze will have to wait until at least next tuesday when the jury reconvenes. 12-person jury will decide the fate of master tenant derick almena and his associate max has. the two are accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. they face a max of 39 years in prison. we invite you to stay with us for continuing coverage of that verdict. we will bring it to you live right here on nbc bay area as it's announced. we'll also post it immediately to our digital platforms. >> new developments in that international murder involving two teenagers from san francisco, the father of one of the teenagers arrived in italy to visit his son today finnegan elder is accused of stabbing a police officer to death. elder's father did not comment. you see him there as he enters the prison. now, the 19-year-old elder and
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his former classmate a at mill valley's mount tam high school, 18-year-old a natale hjorth are accused of killing the police officer after suspected drug deal. >> new at 11:00 tonight, the murder of a gay rights advocate is striking a nerve here in the bay area. members of the lgbtq community say their targeted violence cannot be ignored. not there, not here. nbc bay area's jean elle is live in san francisco and the community they're really trying to raise awareness so people know what's happening. >> reporter: that's right, jessica. and tonight the sisters of perpetual indulgence were handing out this flyer here in the castro tonight letting people know that a queer activist in russia was murdered, and tonight they're standing up in her honor. and for safety everywhere. >> here we are again gathered to honor and remember yelena, another lgbtq person who was taken from us by violence. >> reporter: members of the lgbtq community gather at harvey
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milk plaza in san francisco to honor yelena, a 42-year-old lgbtq activist stabbed to death in russia after she was named on an anti-gay website. >> her name had appeared on these basically gay hunting websites in russia and eastern europe, and they went to authorities and authorities completely ignored her. and a few days later she was found dead, stabbed to death. >> reporter: carley mccarthy organized the vigil to raise awareness. >> this is a death in our family, in our queer family. >> reporter: mccarthy and others say while violence in russia seems far away, they're concerned it's helping fuel hate and discrimination here in the united states. >> in the united states, you have trans folks being banned from the military. you have trans children being unable to use bathrooms in public schools. it's not a coincidence you have transsz women of color being murdered in the united states of america. >> reporter: while some stand
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together remembering her, others are signing a petition demanding russia bring the people behind the anti-lgbtq blacklist websites to justice. jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> the trump administration is preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from afghanistan. it's all part of a deal the administration is reportedly making with the taliban. tonight the washington post is reporting that deal requires the taliban to make concessions, including a cease-fire and reunification -- excuse me, the renunciation of al qaeda. if the taliban lives up to its end of the deal, the u.s. could withdraw as many as 6000 troops from afghanistan. there are currently 14,000 troops stationed there. >> also developing tonight, more tragedy for the famed kennedy family. police found robert f. kennedy's granddaughter dead in the family's hyannis port compound. it is unclear how the 22-year-old died. her name is kennedy hill. local and state police are
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investigating. the family, though, issued a statement saying, quote, her life was filled with hope, promise and love. the world is a little less beautiful today. we will love her and miss her forever. robert kennedy, the former attorney general, as you know, was assassinated in 1968. >> we are back in 60 seconds with a fight over this new sign on bart and the missing word. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. that fog is rolling in thick in san francisco with even some drizzle. we'll put a track on this, get you ready to go for your friday morning and details on this weekend in about 7 minutes. >> do you want to lose some weight? the best bet if obesity runs in your family. my experience with usaa
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pinon posted a threat referencing the garlic festival shooting. the threat referred to the number of people killed. the police arrested pinon for a violated restraining order and for making the threat. the santa clara county fair, outside lands inan rancisco, both events will have beefed up security in the wake of the mass shooting in gilroy. sheriff's deputies walked with rifles at the county fairgrounds in san jose throughout the day today. security guards checked purses and bags and also used metal detecting wands. san francisco laurie smith says many changes were made in the past 48 hours. >> we not only have a lot more deputies who are working today, but we also have a lot of special teams. we have our off-road motorcycles, we have our regular motorcycles, canines that sniff bombs and ammunition, and our s.w.a.t. team is staged also. >> the sheriff also says they
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have tents at the fairgrounds that will be staffed at all times by deputies. >> there is a new message on bart. it says no panhandling. that sign is posted on some of the new bart trains and now it's triggering a backlash so bart is taking them down and will edit the sign. nbc's wolf that has some people upset. >> reporter: a new bart train, new controversy over these five words. no panhandling subject to fine. >> i think it's really discriminatory towards people who are poor, who are unhoused. >> reporter: the coalition on homelessness says the decals on bart's fleet of cars sends the wrong message to those in need. bart president and board of directors bevan did you ever at this tells us it's a mace take and the signs are being removed. they're supposed to reed no aggressive panhandling because panhandling is protected as free speech. but aggressive panhandling is not protected and violates bart's code of conduct.
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>> it's a lot of panhandling that goes on. i've seen people walk in and start asking for money. >> reporter: some bay area riders understand wording matters, but they question whether a sign will actually change people's actions. >> i don't really see the signs as a big, like it's going to have a big impact because i feel like that's going to happen regardless here in the city. >> reporter: so far this year, bart officers have responded to 340 calls related to panhandling, but only two result ed in citations. last year there were 958 panhandling calls with just three citations. >> now, that was ali wolf reporting for us. a bart spokesperson did tell us the citations for panhandling is low because in order to make a citation, the panhandling has to be clearly aggressive. also a witness needs to be there to give a statement, something that most people really just don't stick around to do. >> it might be the last time we see this, that controversial mural. big crowds turned out today in san francisco to view the life of washington mural at george washington high school.
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it could soon be painted over. that mural was created in the 1930s, but in recent years as we have been reporting, many people have condemned it as racist. ultimately leading to the decision to cover it. that's because the mural includes images of african-american slaves and a dead native american. but many at today's viewing say it should be preserved as an accurate representation of the ugly truth about our history. >> it is significant, historical documentation of what george washington was all about. the good, the bad and the ugly. >> we can no longer tolerate all the vestiges of racism. it's a new day. >> the board of education voted to spend about $600,000 to paint over the mural or cover it with panels. but some say they're not working to get a ballot measure to stop the cover up and create new protections for this type of art. >> well, there is a new kind of climate change report and it is looking at the impact on coastal
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homeownership. beach communities devastated by ocean flooding during hurricane sandy have rebuilt on the original foundations, which are on track to flood repeatedly as sea levels rise. now zillow and crime central created a map shown in green, bay area it at grave risk for flooding by 2050. some areas you can see in the green. by the end of the century, the study predicts alameda county alone will have some more than 21,000 properties under water, and that's going to be a big problem. governor newsome rolling out another part of his plan to improve how california fights wildfires. joining forces with governor schwarzenegger at mcclennan air force base in sacramento. did it this morning to announce more equipment for cal fire. that includes new planes, helicopters, infrared cameras and drones. excuse me. the governor is hoping all the additional gear will help us avoid the shortages we saw during the last fire season. >> and we might get help. >> we might get picked up on fire season in the next couple
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months here. >> yes. you know, let's hope those hot 100s stay away a lot longer even though we have some heat in the forecast this weekend. i do not see 105, 110. so that is some good news for us. we'll take you into our microclimate forecast. the change we're tracking right now is this hot area of high pressure that's continuing to move closer this very second. so it's going to bum up up temperatures as we move through the next three days. we still have fog at the coast line. that's going to set up a few microclimate extremes. let's take you into the fog tomorrow morning. i do not want you to get caught off guard by it. you can see it 7:30 in the morning, thick fog through san francisco down to about san mateo. possibly some drizzle mixed in. those low clouds over to berkeley, oakland, hayward, and potentially back to walnut creek, livermore, and down to fremont as well. we will clear out of this for the afternoon with sunshine expected, so make it a nice afternoon here on friday. except for the coast line, we'll see those areas of fog linger
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ingsing around. if you are other headed to the beaches, know that is going to be there. as we move into tomorrow morning's forecast, going to be chilly to start. i think be you'll be good to go with it. thinking about that warmer afternoon, it might feel kind of refreshing as we start. 59 in the south bay, 57 peninsula and the tri-valley at 58. east bay upper 50s, 56 in san francisco, and we'll start you off at 55 in the north bay. it's going to be one of those days where, as you head away from the bay, away from the coast, the temperatures will get exponentially hotter. you'll see it in the south bay. 89 in gilroy, then you go closer to the bay we're in the low 80s from cupertino right over to milpitas. hottest weather right back here to concord, pittsburg, antioch, low 90s to the bay. peninsula looking pretty much perfect tomorrow. have you at 78 in redwood city, 76 in san mateo. san francisco lots 660s here from the embarcadero down to the ingles side. mild est temperature right here
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in the mission at 69. cool est in the outer sunset, 63. and the north bay, 82 in mill valley, but you head away from any ocean influence and you're at a hotter 93 here in clear lake. so nice as you travel around tomorrow on that friday forecast no matter where you're going. if you're doing any traveling to hawaii, i also want to make sure you're red for this. two different tropical systems. tropical storm eric moving to the south of hawaii, it is lossie moving to the north. as we head to the weekend, what does that mean if you're headed there? we think we'll see active weather friday to monday. flood watch for the big island, flash flooding possible. winds 20 to 50 miles per hour, and three quarters of an inch to 4 inches of rain. so wide ranging totals. be careful if you're headed there. back here in the bay area, upper 60s in san francisco this weekend. we drop it off a little bit into next week. inland valleys have you at 94 saturday, 91 sunday. and then we'll cool it down back into the 80s next week. so at least staying out of, you
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know, heat wave conditions will help the fire danger a little bit at this point. >> and it will help our a.c. bills. >> yes. yes. >> thanks, jeff. >> up next, tesla trying something new. the change coming to a fremont factory. that's next. >> and happening now, oakland is about to get more than 400 new affordable housing units. six developers were granted 30 million bucks by the state to make this happen. the new units will include a mix of brand-new housing and renovations of existing buildings. we're back in a moment.
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watch your wheels, especially if you live in eastern contra costa county. pittsburgh police say thieves have been snatching the wheels right off of parked cars. five reported cases just since the end of may. police say do some sort of a locking lug nut on it. one victim said she had a locking device on the wheels and the thieves still swiped all
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four from her brand-new honda accord. >> i was shocked. is this really happening to me? it's a brand-new car, a 2019 honda accord sport. i would have never thought anybody could have do that, so i was just confused, like -- i was just confused. alma but they did. they are targeting honda accords and toyota corollas. >> okay, here comes tesla's next big thing, a solar roof. it's testing it at the plant in fremont according to the permit issued to the company. they planned to do a solar roof in 2016. at that time he promised a roof made entirely of tiles that generate solar power, but they look like regular shingles. since then the product has had delays. this week musk tweeted that he hopes to be making a thousand solar rooftops per week by the end of this year. >> okay, turns out the best exercise to keep weight off is jogging. researchers with national taiwan university say jogging is the most successful exercise if
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obesity runs in your family. other effective exercises, mountain climbing, walking, yoga and dancing. >> dancing? >> dancing. the study says that when it comes to obesity, genetics are not destiny. and that the impact can be lessened by doing a little jogging. we can all use a little jogging. >> what's that new thing i tried, the hiit training? we're back in a moment with football. the season is here. stay with us.
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okay. football season is here and we were watching and will continue to watch. >> it was fun. the game didn't count, but we were watching. the annual hall of fame game kicking off this season. falcons and broncos followed tony gonzalez, he'll be inducted in the hall of fame. the game went down to the final minutes. the broncos with the circus-like catch there in the earned zone. and that's how the game was won. denver beats atlanta 14-10. baseball today, july was awesome for bruce bochy and the giants. august off to a tough start. just the first day of august. that's nine. giants and philadelphia, a three-run homer. just over the glove of kevin
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pillar. phillies win it 10-2. it's the first time the giants have lost the series in more than a month. at the coliseum, matinee baseball for the a's and the brewers, field looks great, doesn't it? oakland trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th inning and here's the comeback against one of the best relievers in the game. matt chapman takes josh hader to deep center field. the two-run homer, a's go on to win 5-3. the a's host the cardinals beginning this weekend. >> okay, a little programming note for you this weekend. you get to see the san jose earthquakes in primetime on our sister station telemundo 48. they'll be broadcasting saturday night's game against columbus crew. soccer is a loor fun in spanish, people, but if you want to, you can listen to it in english. turn on your s.a.p. function on your tv. the game starts at 7:00. the goal! >> more exciting. >> we're back in a moment. here's one you guys will like. show me making it. oh! i got one.
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we have a new street in san francisco, and it leads to a billion dollar home. >> there it is. [ applause ] >> there it is. that's warriors president
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unveiling the new sign. it's a pretty simple name. warriors way. that's going to be the name for now till they rename it steph curry way at some point. what used to be known as south street and right in front of the chase center, warriors way runs for a couple blocks right there in the mission bay neighborhood. the chase center, by the way, opens, gosh, next month. >> they got the keys today. >> september 6 when metallica and the san francisco symphony performs. warriors way. >> your gps it still says south street. i was like where is south street, where is south street? is it warriors way? it is. >> look for the billion dollar building. >> we have to follow you, jess. you're like the ambassador. >> i know my way around. >> good night. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from 30 rockefeller plaza here in new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." and now, here he is, jimmy fallon

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