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>> so i ran back there, ran outside with the bat and then i held it up like if i was going to hit him. >> the bold attack and the daring escape that has a 13-year-old being called a hero. and the heat is making a big comeback. when you're going to switch the a/c back on. the news begins now. we begin with that rare and dramatic ocean rescue. and it's all caught on video. take a look at this. this plane crashes into the water. the pilot waving his arms at one point and then spotted by the coast guard. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. that pilot and his passenger are alive and well and sharing their story with us. his small plane crashed just off the coast about eight miles west of half moon bay. nbc bay area's ian cull joins us from the coast guard station at sfo. ian, i don't think we've ever seen anything like this. what happened? >> reporter: yeah, and, raj, neither have some in the coast guard either. for many of them, this was their first plane down that they've
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ever had to make a rescue and they say that this is -- if there is a good scenario for something like this, that this was it. now, this pilot originally took off from reed hill view in san jose. he was flying above half moon bay. that's when he says that the plane lost power. he somehow managed to land softly into the water. survived and take video. this is the moment of impact when denver pilot david leasch crashed with one friend in the passenger seat. another friend was filming from another aircraft because they were doing a midair photo shoot of his new plane. >> just landed in the [ bleep ] ocean. >> reporter: david lesch with a waterproof phone kept documenting what happened next. >> there she goes. >> reporter: but it took a minute before they're in the water the plane started sinking. they were not hurt but getting stung by jellyfish. the pilot of the other plane kept circling and radioing air
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traffic control. he had no idea they were okay. >> your heart sinks. when you hear mayday, i have no power. it takes a second to kick in. >> then he called you ten seconds later. >> i've never been so relieved in my life to hear him on the phone. >> reporter: they kept an eye on their position for about 30 minutes. luckily the rescue helicopter was already in the area on the a training mission. >> we got the call. we responded immediately. headed directly out there and were able to spot the orbiting aircraft and then find the people in the water. >> reporter: tonight lesch doesn't know what exactly went wrong with the plane. >> probably 3,0004,000 feet, lost power, did everything i could to get the motor going again, wasn't happening, and so i put it into the pacific. >> reporter: tonight he spoke with us alongside the men and women who found them ten miles out in the ocean south of half moon bay, an incredible life-saving rescue.
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>> the coast guard was awesome. we would have been dead for sure. if i was out there maybe another half an hour, i don't think my muscles would have been working. >> reporter: now, lesh said he's only had the plane for about three months but it trained to fly on it. he's been flying for about nine years overall and flew out here from denver where he's from to visit some friends in the bay area. he also told us the plan was to fly from san jose over half moon bay but then over towards san francisco as they were taking photos of his new plane. so they say it could have been much worse. they're happy, if anything, this happened when they were out in the ocean. raj? >> okay. ian cull reporting for us. amazing story there. i'm sure the national network news will be calling all of those people involved. thank you, ian. well, tonight a 13-year-old boy is being called a hero. he rescued his father from an attack in san francisco. this is video from their family chocolate store in north beach. nbc bay area's terry mcsequiny is at xox truffle with this
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unique father/son story. terry? >> reporter: very unique in the sense that the son may very well have save the father's life. it started yesterday afternoon. a man comes into xox truffles right here in the heart of north beach. he's acting crazy. the owner kicks him out. they end up wrestling right where i am on this sidewalk. that's when the 13-year-old boy made a momentous decision. >> makes me feel pretty proud of myself and happy. i also feel like i just did what i thought was right. >> reporter: sebastian's life changed forever yesterday afternoon when as you can see in this video his father kicked the man out of his store. >> he was scaring everybody around. he was really acting crazy. >> reporter: but he has trouble walking and fell as he reach the street where the unwanted visitor was now yelling. >> that's when he grabbed me and starting doing a chokehold. and very quickly i was running out of oxygen and i was, like, crying for help. >> my immediate instinct was to grab the bat and then go outside
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and maybe either hit this guy or get him to go away. >> reporter: the video shows sebastian jumping into action. a crowd gathered around the two men brawling on the sidewalk. >> they were all looking around, standing around. no one did anything. >> the guy was holding me. oh, don't worry, i'm not going to kill him, i'm just going to make him faint. but the thing is i knew that if i'm fainting, i'm going to be dead probably. >> when you're on the ground fighting with some guy, everything is going fast. the last thing you want to see is some kid holding a bat on top of you. >> reporter: sebastian never had to use the bat. the attacker ran, only to return hours later where police arrested him. >> i'm very proud of him because he saved my life probably. >> reporter: mr. gore says this kind of deranged behavior used to show up here on columbus avenue maybe once every month and now it's once, maybe twice a week. sebastian's just glad that he did the right thing. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news.
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>> another remarkable story. thank you, terry. all right. let's talk about our weather now. get ready for the heat. major changes are on the horrendous. if you have a/c at your house, you're going to need it. rob mayeda joins us with the timeline. >> one of the changes we're seeing in san francisco is less low clouds compared to last night. the strong sea breeze that has pumped in the marine air to the valleys, that starts to fade during the day tomorrow. on the map over my shoulder, the orange and red, those are 80s and 90s that will make a comeback midweek. following the temperatures while they won't be as hot as the 105-degree temperatures we had last week, what's different this time around is this pattern could stick around for seven to ten days. something we'll have to watch for fire danger as the hills get dryer and dryer. winds pick up and temperatures on the rise. we'll give you a full timeline of when to expect the hottest temperatures in our forecast coming up in ten minutes. >> we'll see you shortly.
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thanks, rob. the feds are calling it one of the biggest immigration scams in state history. tom henderson, a well known oakland businessman is accused of defrauding foreign investors of 110 million bucks. he and two others told the investors the money was helping foreign nationals obtain green cards. the u.s. attorney's office says that money was intended to generate more than 2,000 jobs in oakland. henderson used to own the landmark tribune tower in oakland. it's move-in day at uc berkeley. as students arrive, police are also offering a warning. a man was beaten overnight just off campus. officers were flagged down just before 2:00 a.m. at the intersection of telegraph and channing near people's park. tonight that man remains in critical condition. >> this particular type of attack is not something that's usual for us. it's not a normal occurrence. >> well, police say they have very little to go on and are reminding students to be aware of their soundings and travel in groups. >> a follow-up now to a story
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we've been tracking for months. late tonight, it is official, the new chinatown subway station in san francisco will be named after rose pak. mta leaders heard comments for hours before voting 4-3. the official name chinatown rose pax station. you're looking at people who opposed team chang they say rose pak was simply a bully. she was a power player in city politics, especially within the chinese american community. she died three years ago. tonight, more answers about the jury shake-up in the high-profile ghost ship jury trial. the judge kicked out three female jurors for alleged misconduct. the judge says there is a chance 2 of the 3 could be held in contempt of court. if found guilty, the women could face heavy fines or even jail time. the judge said she's still gathering information about the role of the third woman. now, tomorrow the new look jury continues to deliberate. well, guns and crime go hand
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in hand. among the big questions, where do those guns come from? a recent study shows half of the guns used in alameda county crimes aren't registered to people in california. cheryl hurd is in hayward with the responimpact and the responm the d.a. cheryl? >> reporter: raj, our investigative unit has been doing a lot of work on this issue. when we read this report, we were not surprised by the findings. argument is confined to this wheelchair because 11 years ago someone decided to use a gun to rob him. >> we're pretty sure who it was. >> reporter: stopping gun violence has become arthur's life's mission because -- >> it's so easy to get a gun nowadays. >> reporter: and tracing them is even harder. a report released by alameda county's district attorney shows that of the 862 firearms used in alameda county crimes last year,
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half were not registered to people in california. in fact, our investigative unit did a series of reports tracking guns. we found that lost and stolen guns traveled from state to state killing and injuring people, including victims here in alameda counterparty. >> where are they coming from? how can we track that information? >> reporter: erica rice is the city program manager for the brady organization. she says the findings of this report are not surprising. she also says gun dealers are the first line of defense. >> we want deers to be responsible in their behavior. we want them to understand and know which dealers are being negligent so that we can hold them accountable. >> reporter: arthur agrees. through his life goes on foundation, he mentors young people who are victims of gun violence. he also says tracking where the crime guns are coming from is one way of getting them out of the hands of criminals. >> i think anything would help at this point. >> reporter: in hayward, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news.
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in the south bay now. tonight the pride flag was raised in san jose, kicking off pride week. for the first time ever, the bisexual flag was also raised at city hall. pride festivities begin this weekend, saturday at cesar chavez park and sunday morning the annual parade through downtown san jose. singer macy gray and this year's head liner. we are backn 90 seconds. amazon boxes stolen and then dumped in a san jose creek. how one man stumbled on to this theft. and why walmart is suing tesla. and expect a little less in the way of low clouds for your morning commute as we track the beginning of a warm-up that will last seven days and beyond. a closer look at the forecast when we come right back.
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the death of a well-known elected official, a leaked police report and then this, the raid on a journalist's home. it's a story that unfolded in san francisco and continues to make international headlines. now there is a lawsuit that might reveal a cover-up. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us in fran with the details. san francisco with the details. >> how did we get from the death of the public defender to police officers with sledge hammers trying to break down brian's front door? >> reporter: trying to answer that question, the first amendment coalition started asking the san francisco police
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department and mayor london breed's office for public documents related to the investigation into his death in february and the police raid on journalist brian carmity's home in may. the coalition expected to see extensive communication records. >> text messaging and email and correspondence. >> reporter: the mayor's office released some internal emails from april and may, mostly dealing press coverage and emails from residents. nothing from february or march was released. that's when the mayor and others at city hall were demanding accountability for the leaked report. the police department says it won't release anything because it's an active investigation. the coalition just filed a lawsuit over city officials' refusal to release documents. >> there's more to the story. we don't know what happened behind the scenes. we don't know what kind of orders were given to the police department. specifically the chief. >> reporter: judges who signed search warrants for his home,
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office and phone have quashed the warrants, saying they never should have been issued because he's a journalist. politicians have backtracked support for the raids. >> i owe an apology to -- >> reporter: the chief even apologized. the first amendment coalition says the public deserves to know how it all unfolded. >> i don't think it's enough for for the political class in san francisco to say, oh, well, that was a mistake, we won't do it again. >> reporter: now, tonight, we asked the mayor's office and the police department to respond to this lawsuit. they both referred us to the city attorney's office who said it will be responding in court. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> jean, thank you. if you're missing a package from amazon, join the crowd. this is a story we broke earlier today. one san jose couple stumbled across nearly 100 amazon boxes along the guadalupe river this weekend. most of them were empty and presumed stolen. almost all the boxes were addressed to the amazon hub
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locker on east san fernando avenue. they're dated august 17th. the u.s. post service says it didn't deliver the packages so it's not investigating. san jose police says they're not investigating either because no one reported the stolen amazon packages. most customers we chatted with aren't too worried. >> generally i've had friends who if they don't get the package, like, amazon will send them, like, a new one. >> amazon did send us this statement this evening. quote, the vast majority of deliveries make it to customers without issue. if something occurs, we work with customers directly to make it right. we've notified the right teams internally and are working with the customers directly regarding their orders. be careful on the roads. school is back in session. pittsburg police are cracking down on dangerous drivers. they've added out more than 100 tickets in school zones since class started last week. officers say they've increased patrols because drivers just aren't being careful in huff. >> it frustrates me because there is no courteousness in the
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world when you can't stop for a kid to cross the street. what's the hurry? you know? slow down. there's other people's lives involved. >> take your time. good advice, especially those 15-mile-per-hour school zones right there on those streets. this afternoon police cited drivers for running red lights, making illegal turns and speeding all in school zones. well, two heavyweights going head-to-head. walmart is suing tesla. walmart says several of its stores have had to put out fires and tesla is to blame. the chain is licensed to carry solar panels from tesla. the lawsuit, though, claims at least seven of those solar panels have caught fire. walmart is asking tesla to take down the solar panels from more than 240 of its stores. it's also ask tesla to pay for the damage. all right. rob mayeda's with us. i'm walking my son to school tomorrow morning. first day of class. 8:00 a.m. hour on the peninsula. how are we looking?
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>> you'll be find. afternoon, playground temperature is going to get a little hot, especially the inland valleys. that's where we'll find the 90s. the warm-up is mainly inland, which is good news. living around the bay and coast, more or less more mild temperatures for the rest of the week. right now pretty view. look at that, east of san jose, the moon rising over the hills at 10:51 tonight. gorgeous view there. clear skies. san jose currently 64 degrees after a high of 76 tomorrow. likely adding ten degrees to that number. some 80s making a comeback. walnut creek, 66 degrees. probably don't need the a/c tonight, but this hour we'll probably see 70s around 11:00 as things start to heat up inland into contra-costa county. san francisco right now not much in the way of low clouds. 61 degrees and winds still out of the west at 13. the sea breeze isn't completely going away, but the influence of that sea breeze will be mainly across thenner bay and coast
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which means our inland valleys will see a warming trend. even as we've got some interesting weather to the north. a futurecast running in august for some light rain around eureka. yes, measurable rainfall for the northwest corner of the state and a lot of rain up towards coastal oregon and western washington. unfortunately, as the title says, that rain is staying off to the north. instead we have high pressure which will deflect that storm system not only away from the bay area but it's going to lead to compression during the day tomorrow which sets the stage for the warm-up into the valley. even though the morning starts off nice and comfortable, midmorning temperatures 50s and 60s outside, we begin to see the temperatures climb up especially south. should see temperatures down to the 90s in gilroy, east san jose. tri-valley up towards concord seeing numbers in the 90s. and oakland getting closer to 80 degrees. so the bayside portion of the east bay not exactly hot but
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warmer than the weather we've seen over the last few days. peninsula temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s. even san francisco, a chance at least around downtown of seeing some 70s over the next couple of days. north bay temperatures ranging in novato to about 92 in santa rosa. so now thursday, similar spread of temperatures. we'll fast forward into friday. didn't change much, did it? still 70s and 80s around the bay. that's the good news. drive a half hour out to the west and you get the nice weather, but the valleys here are going to be looked into though 90s very likely all the way through the end of next week. you see how that jet stream is way off to the north? high pressure locked in on the west coach which means this seven-day forecast. you can see one a lot like it again next week. san francisco warming up next couple of days. temperatures probably at their warmest for the coast and bay early next week. and for the valleys, low to mid-90s through thursday and possibly some upper 90s around
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monday. so those temperatures in place. we'll have to watch winds in the hills tomorrow night. it will turn a little breezy, which we have to watch this time of the year for fire danger. >> we will be very aware. thanks, rob. up next, new guidelines in the fight against breast cancer. how doctors say they could save your life. and we have jimmy. hey, guys. i'm taking nicky massage for red lobster tonight to celebrate our live show. we have music from julia michaels. check it out. and happening now, a robot took a tumble but it also took some photos. the robot caught a man on camera trying to knock it over. the scuffle happened in hayward at the watkins street garage, which has been targeted by vandals lately. the 400-pound robot was put in place as a security guard. the man apparently didn't know that the robot was wearing a body cam. more news after this. my experience with usaa
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. new important health guidelines for the millions of breast or ovarian cancer survivors here in the united states. it used to be women who had a family history of breast and ovarian cancers were encouraged to test to see if they carried a gene mutation called brca. now doctors say more women
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should be taking that test. they're suggesting that all survivors of breast and ovarian cancer talk to their doctor about getting tested as well as women from certain ancestries associated with the gene mutation, such as eastern european jews. well, ever shop online and have the same items pop up on your facebook page? it happens all the time. facebook says it's now trying to fix that by rolling out a new tool that limits what it can gather about users on other sites. now, we should note anything you search on facebook is fair game for advertisers. right now the tool's only available in south korea, spain and ireland. once in the u.s., you'll be able to sign up for the tool in your settings feature. up next, we're to check in with the a's again the yankees. it could be a preview of this season's playoffs. we'll show you what happened at the coliseum. stay with us. ♪
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bottom of the sixth inning now, stephen piscotty with a two-run single. a's win 6-2. they are now tied for the second wild card spot. well, the giants at wrigley field, the cubs are the team the giants are trying to chase down for the second wild card spot in the national league. we'll pick it upotto of the fifth inning. game tied at 3-3. former a's catcher jonathan lucroy with the line drive off the glove of brandon belt. that brings home the winning run. the cubs add one more. giants lose tonight 5-3. they now trail the cubs by 4 1/2 games for that wild card spot. with a new helmet on his head, antonio brown returned to raiders practice in alameda today. coach jon gruden says brown practiced with that nfl certified helmet but he's going to continue his grievance with the league to try to wear his old helmet. bottom line, gruden says he's just happy his star is back on the field. >> he's all-in, ready to go. that's my understanding.
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and really happy to have him out here. he's a great player. >> just in time for tonight's episode of "hard knocks" on hbo. up next for the raiders, a thursday night preseason game in winnipeg, canada against the packers. we're back in a moment. we are here to discuss jessie's online time. and out of respect, we will let you make the first offer. thirty minutes. thirty minutes? objection! overruled. one hour. sweeten the deal by doing the dishes and i'll consider it. i wouldn't do it. i hate the dishes. one hour with the tablet, you walk the dog and do the dishes. if you insist. congratulations. only xfinity xfi lets you take control of your family's online time. that's simple, easy, awesome. xfinity xfi gives you the speed, coverage and control you need. manage your wifi network from anywhere when you download the xfi app today.
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working to end the gender wage gap. >> the action california's first partner is taking tomorrow. >> plus, a bit of a role
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reversal. the north bay entrepreneur in one of our consumer stories and started a business. >> join us tomorrow morning from 4:30 to 7:00. before we go, one more look at our top story. the video and the story is unbelievable. a man and a woman surviving this plane crash that made an emergency landing right off the coast in half moon bay. their dramatic rescue in the ocean caught on camera. he had a waterproof phone. the plane took off from reed hill view airport in san jose when it crashed near half moon bay. a nearby coast guard helicopter, you see that red helicopter? came in for the rescue. we're guessing these people will be on the "today" show very soon. thanks for joining us. jimmy, two minutes >> jimmy: oh, thanks i'll be right out.

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