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right now at 11:00, recalled as a judge, now fired as a tennis coach. tonight the outrage grows. >> we have a group of people who are basically sending the message that we don't believe in redemption. plus taking the air out of vaping. president trump's new plan that could hurt businesses here in the bay area. and i'm tracking a major increase in the temperatures across the bay area, and i'll show you why the air quality could get a little bit smoky. the news at 11:00 starts right
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now. he lost his job and he lost his pension. that was last year. tonight the public scrutiny continues for former judge aaron persky, fired by lynbrook high school today where he was girls' tefrns coach. >> persky remained in the spotlight after presiding over the controversial brock turner sex assault case in 2016. the question is has persky's public punishment gone too far, especially since he committed no crime? nbc bay area's ian cull first broke the story of his new job and he has more from san jose. >> reporter: when parents at san jose's lynbrook high became aware their daughters' new tennis coach was former judge aaron persky they voiced concerns. district leaders held a meeting with parents monday, and today his half season as a j.d. girls' coach came to an end. shavoni kavoiru is a former student. >> all of us were just so happy but we also talked about this really being a wake-up call for lynbrook and realizing that this is still a pretty big oversight.
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>> reporter: her online petition to get persky fired received more than 3,000 signatures. though persky committed no crime, she says his light sentencing in the brock turner case shows he's no role model. >> we really thought that lynbrook could have done a lot better. >> he is a mandated reporter. so if someone were to have that conversation with him, he needs to be able to understand their needs or where they're coming from and not to say hey, their perpetrator's race matters more than yours. >> reporter: but retired judge lido richlt s cordle who was against the persky recall says the superintendent gave in to public attention. >> same on the school district for allowing outside groups, people who supported the recall, to determine whom they should employ at the school. >> reporter: persky wrote in a statement that he was fired and the superintendent explained that she was motivated by a desire to protect the players from the potentially intrusive media attention related to my hiring. "although i am disappointed with the district's decision, it was a privilege to coach the team if only for a short time.
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i wish all the players the best in their future academic and athletic endeavors." >> we have a group of people and now including the superintendent of schools who are basically sending the message that we don't believe in redemption when it comes to someone who didn't break any laws at all and who was trying to rebuild his life. i find it outrageous. >> reporter: the fremont union high school district says in a statement "we believe this outcome is in the best interests of our students and school community." we're live at lynbrook high in san jose. ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you, ian. well, temperatures are dropping tonight, but tomorrow is going to be an entirely different story. a live look at walnut creek, where it's going to be sweltering over the next few days. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us now. and jefrks just how warm is it going to be when we head out the door in the morning? >> i definitely think those inland valleys will be pushing up into the 70s as you head out tomorrow. everything is lining up right now with this area of high pressure starting to move
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closer. that's what's going to bring the heat. so a closer look at that morning commute. 10:00 in the morning. already up to 75 in danville, 76 antioch, 74 in san jose, and it's going to head up fast here. by 2:00 p.m., 94 in concord, 94 morgan hill, and 90 in napa, and that's not even the daytime highs. now, i'll have a full look at those temperatures in about 15 minutes. but i also want to show you something we're following as well. three fires to the north in northern california near chico. a shift in the wind tomorrow could actually bring a little bit of that smoke right down to the bay area. we'll have your air quality forecast. you'll want to stick around for that. i'll show you where it's the worst. again, in about 15 minutes. >> thank you, jeff. our free nbc bay area app will alert you when that dangerous heat arrives. all you need to do is download it today and you'll get the updates right on your smartphone early tomorrow morning. tonight the battle lines are drawn. uber says it will not comply if governor newsom signs into law a bill called a.b.-5.
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that's the legislation passed today that would reclassify uber drivers as employees and not contractors. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us in sausalito with what this all possibly could mean. terry? >> reporter: well, if you ride uber, if you ride lyft this is not good news. it would take the prices and push them up into the same category as taxicabs. now, uber says not to worry because it has no plans to follow this law. uber and lyft drivers are all contract workers. uber pays their salary and hands them a 1099 income tax form. milan sa says switching him to an employee will ruin his income. >> they will not allow me to work for more than seven, eight hours, something like that. >> how many hours do you work now? >> i'm working like 11, 12 hours right now. >> reporter: the bill passed today means more money for cal in taxes, fees, and penalties and more protections for rideshare drivers like other hourly and salary employees.
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uber says drivers know what they signed up for and they like the freedom of contract work. >> drivers would not be able to choose to sign on anytime they wanted. they would work in shifts like every other employee works in shifts. >> reporter: employment attorney diana mare says rideshare companies could go bankrupt. >> you know, costs are going to go way up for the ubers of the world. that means less drivers are going to be able to be hired. it means prices are going to go way up for passengers. >> reporter: and that's okay with cab driver kolga baraj. he's sick of rideshares' unfair advantage. >> uber has to pay them, where's the money going to come from? i think the riders are going to go back to the taxi. >> reporter: an uber spokesman says even if this becomes law in january it may not reclassify its employees. >> they're going to be facing a lot of penalties and fines and they're going to be -- they're going to find themselves probably enfwietwined in even m court cases than they already
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are. >> reporter: uber says it plans to fight this thing in court, on the ballot if necessary, and if governor newsom signs it as expected it takes place in january. live in sausalito, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay aa news >> terry, thank you. also today a major victory for lawmakers. state lawmakers passed a bill that caps rent inflation. it limits the rent increase across the state to 5% each year. the historic bill will protect about 8 million renters. it's now headed to the governor's desk. he is expected to sign the bill into law. stealing from a kids' museum. yep. a thief targeted the san jose children's discovery museum this weekend. police say he posed as a technician who needed to service the atm inside. instead of fixing the machine he took it with him. the atm was found this morning in monterey county. that suspect still has not been identified. four people, though, in jail tonight in connection to a deadly south bay home invasion. this is what they look like. the killing happened earlier this summer on montecito drive in san jose. police were responding to a
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burglary call and found the elderly victim inside. he was proced dead. the suspects now facing several charges including murder, burglary, and robbery. nine days after that deadly boat fire near santa barbara crews recovered the last body. 34 people have died. the boat remains at the bottom of the ocean. the body was found in the boat last week, but divers couldn't access that body and that victim until now. the coast guard and ntsb are focused on how to lift the boat. the "conception" from the ocean floor. investigators will then try to determine what led to that fire and whether any laws were broken by the crew or owner. a possible shelter for homeless people and it could be in an old faa facility. the "washington post" is reporting a team of trump administration officials just toured a southern california facility as they look for a potential homeless shelter. this comes just one day after president trump directed aides to launch a major crackdown on homelessness across california.
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the unused faa facility is near l.a., but the exact name or location has not been released. the president, by the way, is expected to visit california next week. want to give you a live look at the freedom tower new york. two beams of blue light beaming into the sky above manhattan. a tribute to those who died on 9/11. 18 years ago today this country changed forever when terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them in new york and pennsylvania and d.c. ♪pro ♪ at oak hill park a ceremony to commemorate the 3,000 people nearly killed. keynote speaker an fbi agent who was in new jersey on the morning of september 11th. he watched as the second hijacked plane slammed into the south tower. >> i watched in disbelief as the south tower collapsed. 25 minutes later i saw the north tower collapse. the mighty new york skyline reshaped by hate and terror in
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less than 30 minutes. >> interpreter: former agent bennett would go to ground zero that night to see the aftermath for himself and to help with the recovery efforts. in san francisco this morning all 47 fire stations in the city rang their bells to remember the victims. that included more than 300 firefighters who worked at ground zero. people in contra costa county are raising the red flag over a pg&e pipeline. take a look. you see it there. they say it could be a safety risk. right along a walking trail there. the exposed pipeline runs through part of briones regional park in lafayette. a member of save lafayette trees says he's usually fighting to keep pg&e from cutting down trees but in this case he says the trees need to go because they're a threat to that pipeline. pg&e says the location of the pipeline is safe. a juror in the high-profile ghost ship warehouse trial is sharing her story with us. megan ferry is one of three people kicked off the jufry by
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the judge. two of them may face contempt of court charges. she, though, is not accused of doing anything criminal. here's nbc bay area's cheryl hurd. >> i was mad that is was misdissed because in my opinion i didn't feel like i did anything that warranted dismissal. >> reporter: megan thierry was juror number 1 in the high-profile ghost ship trial. >> the defense was worried. they knew that i had a very strong opinion leaning one direction. >> reporter: her position was well known on day 12 of deliberations when thierry along with two other people were told to leave. two of them possibly facing contempt of court charges. thierry is not facing charges but says she was released on a technicality. >> i was let go because i didn't report the misconduct that had happened with one of the other members that was released with me. >> reporter: she says that juror discussed the case with a friend who happens to be a firefighter and she says she failed to report getting a text from
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another juror who encouraged her to change her position on defendant max harris. >> i would have convicted both. >> reporter: thierry feels strongly that harris and master tenant derrick almena knew the ghost ship was dangerous and they were breaking the law. >> and in the event that those laws were broken it was a high probability that lives could be lost. and those all lined up almost perfectly. lives broken, lives lost. >> reporter: in the end she says jurors had a hard time convicting the two defendants on criminal negligence. thierry says she will be watching closely when derrick almena goes back to court next month. she says if there is a retrial she hopes that the jury will do a better job. in oakland cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. we're back in 60 seconds. ahead, a legendary rock band puts a bay area venue on its blacklist. why the rolling stones aren't satisfied playing at levi's stadium. so we can't allow people to get sick and we can't have our youth be so affected. >> also vaping getting
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presidential attention. the new plan that could hurt businesses here in the bay area. dangerous heat as we move through the next three days. and look at this. rain for parts of northern california. i'll show you when and how much. that's in about six minutes.
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one of the most legendary bands in the world is fed up with levi's stadium. the rolling stones say they don't want to play there again. you may remember the band performed at levi's last mopt city even let the band play an hour past curfew but now we're leashing a lot more about their appearance from a letter obtained by the bay area news group. in the letter the band's manager says there were too many random rules. for example, levi's had the band fly out an engineer to inspect the stadium. the letter also says that after the inspection levi's didn't let the stones use pyrotechnics. the city manager is denying those claims. systematically racist. that's how a san francisco supervisor is describing last night's plan to keep traffic flowing during a concert at chase center.supervisor walter k
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buses from bayview to accommodate concertgoers. he says it was a move of elite people getting better treatment over low income people. the sfta says it was due tie shortage. muni says the buses that were out last night are back in service tonight. a rare agreement between san francisco city leaders and president trump. the trump administration wants to temporarily ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. that directly impacts the biggest e-cigarette maker in the country, san francisco-based juul. nbc bay area's sergio quintana joins us in san jose this evening with the details. sergio? >> reporter: well, there are some shop owners that we talked to that said that they're concerned that their business is going to slow to a crawl if this regulation passes. of course there are also lots of local public health officials who support this move. vaping has become big business, but over the last few months the largely unregulated alternative to smoking has become big
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health concern. now president trump is calling on the fda to do something. >> we can't allow people to get sick, and we can't have our youth be so affected. >> reporter: the proposed plan is to pull all flavored e-cigarette products from the shelf, but it's only temporary because at some point companies will be allowed to apply with the fda for approval of their flavored products once the agency verifies their safety. local health officials have been concerned about the popularity of these products with teens. >> e-cigarettes are essentially nicotine delivery devices. so this is an entirely now generation of people becoming addicted to nicotine. >> reporter: 15-year-old cooper stevens vaped and doctors say it led to pneumonia, nine days on a ventilator and organ failure. now he's trying tone courage his peers not to take up the habit. vape manufacturers including san francisco-based juul welcome the federal government's action saying "we strongly agree with the need for aggressive category-wide action on flavored products. we will fully comply with the final fda policy when
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effective." local vape shops we talked with say they're concerned the recent spike in illnesses and deaths is unfairly tainting their business. so far investigators have found the deaths are linked to homemade vaping cartridges which include thc oil, an active ingredient in marijuana. they're confident the tobacco products they sell will survive federal regulators' tests. >> i don't think it's going anywhere even, however the regulations come out, i think this will always exist now. >> reporter: and once this regulation goes into effect, manufacturers and retailers will have 30 days to pull all flavored e-cigarette products from their shelves. reporting live in san jose, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. a state health official is out of the job after calling anti-vaccinators flat earthers. jennifer kent stepped down yesterday. it comes after she made a negative facebook post about anti-vaccine advocates. she posted after protesters went
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to the capitol to fight two vaccination bills. both bills, which passed, crack down on vaccinating children before starting school. kent apologized for her comments. well, day five of delays and cancellations at sfo. not getting any better. this is a live look from our camera. so far today more than 300 flights were delayed. 85 canceled. all because one of the airport's four runways is closed for repairs. it's going to stay out of service until september 26th. so at this point the airline just keeps saying -- the airport keeps saying plan ahead, check your flight status, if you're flying in or out of the airport. >> yeah, a lot of people with travel headaches and nightmares. the weather's been beautiful. >> i was going to say, not really much in the way of fog the next two days. it's going to be as good as it can get with that situation right here across the bay area. get ready for? dangerous heat as we start off the weather with the big headline right now. it's all about a change in the
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wind direction. while we have some hot air moving in on top in northern california, at the same time we're seeing the wind change. it's coming more out of the north as we continue through thursday, friday, and saturday. and that's going to take some of this hottest air over the central valley and move it across the bay area. also push some of this heat right through the coastline. look at that yellow color there. that is 70s at our beaches. even some 80s into san francisco. now, as this wind comes from the north tomorrow, this will also be pulling in a little bit of smoke we think from the walker fire up near chico. so in the north bay you will have that to worry about on our air quality forecast, and then you'll have unhealthy levels of air here for the east bay and the south bay as well. so if you suffer from any kind of respiratory problems you may actually have to limit your outdoor exposure tomorrow. now, when it comes to temperatures, we get that hotter dryer air moving in. i do think we'll start off milder as you head out the door tomorrow morning in the tri-valley with 73 degrees.
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peninsula 68 and the south bay at 69. so probably no need for any kind of a jacket. east bay 73 for those inland valleys. and thens as you head closer to the batter in the east bay you'll be at 64. san francisco mostly clear and out to the north bay 68. so probably put that coffee on ice, a little ice coffee action for you and you'll gib to go as you get in that car and get going. i think we're solid for about a ten degree warm-up tomorrow. that will bring us from the 80s into the 90s. close to 100 here. east san jose 95, cupertino 92. right over to the east bay that dryer northerly wind also heats us up in oakland and hayward and cuts off that bay breeze. over to concord 98 degrees. the peninsula 92 in palo altdo. and look at this, if you want to escape the heat head to the beaches. half moon bay my forecast there 72 degrees. watch out for some rip currents if you decide to head into the water. san francisco popping up into the 80s. from the embarcadero down to the mission. and the outer sunset we'll be at
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75. 2349 north bay 96 here in napa. 95 in novato. my extended forecast shows the changes coming. you've just got to wait for it. sunday down to 69. monday a storm system to the north. we're seeing right now would bring us some fog and drizzle and back down into the 60s. inland valleys we have yet the hottest 101 on friday and then we also drop to 84 on sunday. by monday morning fog, little bit of drizzle, down to 79 degrees. so big difference there. 101 friday, 79 on monday. let's get a closer look at that system for monday because this will, yes, bring some california rainfall near redding, chico, and chester possibly a quarter to a half inch. for the bay area it's just drizzle at this point, but certainly very interesting. we'll keep a close eye on this right now. the best news about this is the fires burning off to the north. it's going to help those firefighters out quite a bit. >> that's great news. thank you, skref. up next at 11:00, a company
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known for making planes wants to track its passengers. why it wants to know everything you're doing on board. >> and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys. kim kardashian west and winnie harlow are here for a new game called show me your phone. plus we have music from iggy pop. it's a great show! stay tuned. and happening now, the rossmore senior community in walnut creek is rattled after an 89-year-old woman was targeted by thieves while grocery shopping. surveillance video shows her wallet being stolen right from her purse inside the store. police hope somebody recognizes the thieves from the surveillance video and calls them. we're back in a moment. my experience with usaa
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we're the webber family. we're the tenney's we're the hayles, and we're usaa members for life. ♪ get your usaa auto insurance quote today. two san francisco companies are telling the city to keep its taxes and help the homeless instead. both salesforce and postmates have agreed to let the city keep nearly $14 million it collected in taxes. this is part of prop c which taxes companies in san francisco
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that make more than $50 million a year. prop c did pass last year and it's being challenged now. if prop c is overturned the companies could ask for the money back. but postmates and salesforce say they don't want the money, instead they want it to go toward the homeless. opioid giant purdue will now pay out $12 billion to thousands of cities as part of its settlement for its role in the opioid crisis. but many of the states are not on board with the deal saying the settlement doesn't go far enough and isn't holding the company fully responsible for the nationwide crisis. purdue has threatened to declare bankruptcy if its offer isn't accepted, leading to less money for the states. well, how long do you stand in the aisle waiting for a bathroom? a company known for making planes now wants to track passengers on airbus saying it plans to put sensors on its planes to collect data about you the traveler. they say they're also considering a neck of cameras including one right outside the bathroom to track how long you wait. the company says the goal is to
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give airlines better information about maintenance and the plane's setup. airbus says it will blow out the faces of passengers and that it is in a testing phase. okay. up next, what the raiders and patriots are saying about antonio brown. and the big news from the a's tonight. we'll show you. just because we're super hungry...
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well, they may be saying good riddance. he is no longer the raiders' problem. antonio brown now with the patriots, now their problem. >> it's a big deal. today amidst rape allegations he did practice with the patriots for the first time. not sure what's going to happen tomorrow. no one knows. will the nfl suspend him? yep, that option is on the table. this all comes after yesterday when his former personal trainer filed a civil lawsuit accusing him of raping her last year. brown denies the claims. his agent says the relationship was consensual. >> taking it very seriously. all the way through the organization. i'm sure there are questions but i'm not going to be able to enter into any discussion of that. >> you want to ask about him you can call his employer. >> yep. and his employer is the new england patriots. brown signed by the patriots on saturday just hours after the raiders cut him. no word if he'll play for new england this sunday against the dolphins. baseball now. it is a tight race, about three
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weeks until the playoffs begin, and the a's are in as of right now but each game is crucial. let's take you down to houston, texas. a very touching pregame ceremony honoring the september 11th attacks. look in here. this is jesus luzardo, the a's' top pitching prospect. he's from peru. his major league baseball debut. fans and friends and family fired up. he looked really good. the a's beat the astros tonight 5-3. at china basin out in mccovey cove everyone just working together. eric clapton was down the road at chase center. the giants and pirates at oracle park. top of the sixth inning pirates' pinch hitter cole tucker, a rocket into left field corner. that scores a run. pirates win. they beat the giants 6-3. all right. we're back in a moment with something from the deep. we are here to discuss jessie's online time. and out of respect, we will let you make the first offer. thirty minutes.
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we're the webber family. we're the tenney's we're the hayles, and we're usaa members for life. ♪ get your usaa auto insurance quote today. finally tonight, literally a shocking discovery in the waters off south america. scientists found two new species of electric eel. look, they're even creepy-looking. >> ooh. >> swimming out of its cage. >> oh, shocking, i get it. >> this eel can hit you with up
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to 850 volts of electricity. the strongest jolt from any animal on the planet. don't freak out because it's not going to kill you. a taser gives off about 25,000 volts. but the shock, raj -- >> shocking, yeah. >> -- from that eel will hurt. >> that's a charged-up story. >> shocking zblip like that. took me a second. >> jeff and i got it at the same time. we were like oh, that's what it is. >> i know. >> i can tell you about it for days, so hopefully it's not too shocking. 98 on thursday, 101 friday. look at monday, 79 degrees. >> that's a big job. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from 30 rockefeller plaza here in new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." and now, here's your host, jimmy fallon

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