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won't only protect them, it could mean a lot of changes when you go out. burg. >> fries and frustration. the different ways people are showing support for in and out as it takes a stand against vaccine protocol. plus, it could signal a return to normal for everyone. how quickly your life could change once kids get vaccinated for covid. and is he going easy on some of the city's most dangerous
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criminals? tonight new allegations against san francisco's district attorney chesa boudin. >> i'm very alarm and very worried. that's why my legislation will hopefully shine a light on what's actually happening. >> the key information a san francisco leader wants the d.a. to release asap. we investigate. >> good evening. we begin with burgers and politics. tonight in and outburger is doubling down against vaccine mandates. >> first san francisco and now contra costa, penalizing in and out for not checking people's vaccination status. in and out says it's not going to be vaccine police. tonight plenty of people are supporting the family-owned business. >> cheryl hurd is in pleasant hill. lots of people showed um. in and out is holding its position. >> reporter: that's right. as you can see, in and out is a popular spot here in pleasant hill. there are a lot of cars lined up for drive-through, and people are still walking in for takeout.
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takeout and drive-through are the only ways you can get a burgener this county at in and out, and that's not making a lot of people happy. long lines to get into the drive-through, and some people even opting to eat in their cars tonight at the in and out in san ramon. >> they're kicking people out right now. this is crazy. >> reporter: but on the corner a protest against the mandate in contra costa county requiring people to be vaccinated to eat indoors. >> i think people should have the right to choose what's what goes into their body. >> reporter: about a dozen people with signs, flags and a bullhorn rallying in support of the popular burger restaurant. in and out locations in contra costa county are refusing to ask customers for proof of vaccinations, which led to multiple warnings and fines before in and out stopped offering indoor dining. yesterday the pleasant hill shop shut down completely. today all in and outs in the county opened up for
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drive-through and takeout only. >> i believe in freedom, and i'm going to stand up for it, for my kids. >> to put these folks that work into these restaurants, to try to make them the vaccine police, to violate my personal liberty, they just want to come to work. >> reporter: governor newsom weighed in on the issue earlier today. >> i encourage everybody to take seriously local health orders, and i encourage everybody to support businesses that support the state. >> reporter: not many companies make such a public stand on a controversial topic. a cal state east bay business professor says it's hard to say if anyone wins in this situation. >> there is no social consensus on what the right thing to do is. that's why it's a dilemma. i think it's a sincerely ethical social dilemma. >> reporter: tonight is the first of many rallies on tap for in and out. tomorrow there will be one here and another one also tomorrow in brentwood. live in pleasant hill, i'm
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cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, cheryl. well, a bizarre chase in san ramon. we're gathering details on this developing story. but here's what we know so far. police were chasing an rv that you see there for some unknown reason at this point. the chase ended when the driver of the rv ran through an intersection, hit a prius and then flipped over. all of this unfolding in bollinger canyon road. witnesses say the camper was racing downhill. >> it was a motor homecoming pell-mell down that hill, probably hitting about, i'd gte guess 90 miles per hour in that motor home, ripping down the hill. had a whole line of cop cars chasing him. >> now police expect bollinger canyon road to be closed for several more hours. all lanes of westbound 580 back open after police activity shut the freeway for several hours. that's because of what happened near seminary avenue in oakland. details are just emerging, but
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the alameda sheriff's department confirms the coroner has been called for a death investigation. you can see the traffic earlier this evening backed up for miles. all lanes are also open now. not wasting any time. tonight pfizer is busy making children's doses of its covid vaccine while it still waits for the final go ahead from the cdc. that green light could come as early as next week. pfizer's doses for kids contain one-third of the adult dosage and are specifically marked with orange lids, you can see them there, to avoid any confusion. if the cdc signs off on vaccines for 5 to 11-year-olds, it will be a big moment. not only for families, but for entire communities. i will lead to changes when it comes to the indoor mask mandates. here is nbc bay area's jean elle. >> reporter: bay area health officials say once enough children are vaccinated, or eight weeks after cdc approval, you will no longer have to wear a mask in many indoor settings. at this point, schools are not one of those settings, and one
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bay area health expert said that should change. 7-year-old isaiah herring and his mom carol say they are ready for the cdc to authorize the pediatric covid vaccine. they want isaiah protected so he can safely see family. >> me and my dad are going to go to north carolina to celebrate christmas. >> yeah. with his family, who they haven't seen in two years. >> reporter: health experts say vaccinating kids will provide more community protection, allowing for changes to mask rules. >> the larger masking requirements are being endorsed anywhere right now. those are tied to kids getting vaccinated. >> reporter: san francisco's health officer says cdc approval starts the clock on ending indoor mask mandates in certain settings. >> part of the criteria are going to be 80% of our population fully vaccinated. and we're at 76% right now. the kids are going to get us to that 80%, or it's going to be eight weeks from the time we have authorization.
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>> reporter: dr. susan phillips says medical settings and schools will be the exception. >> i think that they need to positively motive vaccines and say that they're going have for. they'll be tested, masked, not normal. and they're the ones that are the least likely to, you know, get severe disease. so we restricted children far too long. >> reporter: a debate that will continue as kids and adults wait for final federal approval, a decision expected next week. jean elle, nbc bay area news. ready to go, santa clara county is just waiting for the green light. the county has set u the san jose fairgrounds. it's specifically for children between the ages of 5 and 11. the county has offered 55,000 doses of the pfizer kids vaccine. those doses should arrive in a few days. now get your booster shot asap.
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that's the message from governor newsom today. newsom got his booster at the asian health clinic services in oakland. the governor got johnson & johnson the first time around, but today he opted for a moderna booster. he said he wanted to emphasize the point that you can mix and match booster shots. okay. from booster shots to vaccines for kids, you have a loft question, i'm sure. and we're here to help you. visit our website, nbcbayarea.com. we've got a lot of information on there. right now it's in our trending bar. five questions that parents have about covid vaccines for young kids. and then the answers from some of our top experts. new at 11:00, the millennium tower gets the green light. our investigative unit has learned that today san francisco gave the millennium tower permission to expand its testing of a possible fix. that testing will restart tomorrow. now the previous drilling that we've been covering here designed to secure the foundation was stopped because it was actually making things worse. the luxury high-rise is now leaning more than 22 inches
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toward fremont street. city officials say a test drill two weeks ago caused minimal sinking, so they have now given engineers permission to drill phi more holes deep into the ground to see if they can found bedrock. a church i two-year fight to provide safe parking spaces for homeless families. this is the unitarian universalist church of palo alto. sergio quintana talked to the person who came up with the idea. >> reporter: at the unitarian universalist church in palo alto, parking is a valuable asset and often goes unused at night. but that doesn't happen here anymore. >> after our day here closes and kids are off campus, our parking lot will open for the clients in our shelter. >> reporter: the church campus has more than 100 parking spaces
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in its lot. as of last week, some are designated as safe parking spaces for unhoused people in the community. they set up wash station, a port-a-potty. there is access to a shower and they're providing free wifi. but unfortunately parking program coordinator christopher cann says it was a herculean effort to get this approved. how many spaces are we talking here? >> four. four passenger vehicles, not rvs. most will have one to two people. so the typical capacity of our lot we will typically have six people statistically. >> reporter: the application process allows neighbors to object, which is what happened. a board member at the senior living facility next door asked for a review, which dragged out the process. she eventually dropped the request after ken and other church members explained the program. we reached out to that board member for comment and have not got a response. >> pushback is fine. some of it is necessary. it creates conversation. i think it's the outcome that matters more than anything.
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>> reporter: amber stine heads up move mountainview, a homeless management that provides a security patrol, case management and other services for the people using the parking spaces each night. stine says she considers use of the universalist lot a well earned success. christopher cann says it shouldn't be so difficult for church to try to help people. he hopes the city will streamline its application process and make it easier for other churches to make their lots available to people who could use them. in palo alto, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. we're following some breaking news. an american airlines flight headed to john wayne airport in orange county was diverted after investigators say a passenger assaulted a flight attendant. that plane landed in denver, where police took that passenger into custody. then the plane continued on to orange county. american says the passenger will not be allowed to fly on that airline again. no word on how that flight attendant is doing this evening.
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we're back in 60 seconds. still ahead, new revelations about that accidental shooting death involving alec baldwin. tonight we're hearing from the district attorney about who the focus of this investigation. plus -- >> how often do violent criminals go free in san francisco? one lawmaker is trying to force the district attorney to release new details about how his i was fights crime. >> what are the interventions he is making to keep victims safe? because i'd like to hear that. >> i'm senior investigative reporter. stay tuned. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. what a beautiful night across san jose tonight. i'm tracking the good weather tomorrow. updated details on our next chance of rain. i'll see you in about six minutes.
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tonight we expose more allegations against san francisco's embattled district attorney chesa boudin. he is fighting for his job. thousands of san franciscans want him recalled. >> one lawmaker claims he is putting lives in danger, and is trying to force the d.a. to release details about how his office prosecutes dangerous criminals. here is senior investigative reporter bigad shaban. >> reporter: san francisco supervisor katherine stephanie says the district attorney's office lessens charges or even drops them all together in cases involving some of the city's most violent crimes. >> the fact that these cases are being brought to him and not charged, and no intervention is made, i think it's incompetent. >> reporter: stephanie wants to know how often this happen, but says the d.a.'s office won't say. >> what are the interventions he is making to keep victims safe? because i'd like to hear that. and he thinks lack of prosecution is the answer, i'd like to know why. >> reporter: according to police
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records, san francisco officers made 131 arrests for felony domestic violence at the end of last year. these are cases involving injuries, weapons, and children. but the d.a.'s office dismissed 113 of those cases. that's 86%. we asked for updated data from the district attorney's office, but the d.a.'s staff never gave it to us. >> which raised alarm bells for me. i thought this can't be right. domestic violence cases are hard to prosecute, but i've been a prosecutor before, and that made no sense to me. >> reporter: stephanie will hold a hearing tomorrow on new legislation she's pushing that would force the d.a. to release quarterly reports detailing what charges are used in domestic violence cases and how often. she points to a case where man was arrested for threatening his wife with a gun to her head, pulling out a knife, and throwing her to the ground, injuring her in front of their 2-year-old son. his original charges included domestic violence, child endangerment, and assault with a deadly weapon. according to the court records
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we obtained. but the district attorney's office cut him a deal, allowing him to plead to just a misdemeanor for vandalism. which included one year of domestic violence counseling and three years' probation. >> how does that break the cycle of violence? how does that help anybody in that case? so i'm very alarmed and i'm very worried. and that's why my legislation will hopefully shine a light on what is actually happening and provide more transparency. because there is not a lot of transparency right now coming out of the d.a.'s office. >> reporter: in a statement, a d.a.'s spokesperson told us the plea deal reflects the victim's wishes, who wanted her husband to be able to continue working to provide financially for their child. >> thanks for joining us this evening. >> reporter: speaking live on nbc bay area earlier this week, one of the d.a.'s managing attorneys defended the office, anne boudin. >> you can't pick one or two individual sensationalized cases and say that chesa is not accomplishing what he ran on, a platform that he ran on, which was to bring reform to a broken
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criminal justice system. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office also says we have no records of supervisor stefani requesting any documents. but this letter shows the supervisor himself responding to stephani about some of their questions. the d.a.'s office also told us our ability to provide data is extremely limited, blaming decades old computer systems at the court and d.a.'s office, which they say they're working to update. we tried to talk with the d.a. about how his office prosecutes cases, but as we first showed you sunday, he didn't want to talk with us. you've been avoiding our questions, sir. >> no not at all. >> reporter: okay. can we pause here for a second? we first asked the d.a. for an interview on june 11th. at one point he agreed to sit down with us. but then his staff asked to limit the topics we could
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discuss. we said no. two hours later, boudin's office canceled saying something had come up on the d.a.'s calendar, but promised to reschedule. and then silence. despite our repeated follow-up calls and emails. and so we filed a public records request, and got ahold of the d.a.'s calendar, which shows his commitments like staff meetings and appointments with community groups. and here is the day the d.a. was supposed to meet with us. our interview is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. but you can see his afternoon is wide open. there is no conflict listed. stefani hopes her legislation forces the d.a. to be more transparent. she says the public deserves to know how often dangerous criminals are set free. do you think people are being put in danger as a result of this? >> i do, i do. it worries me. >> reporter: you might remember on sunday we aired the first part of our investigation roving those former prosecutors who recently joined the recall
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campaign against their former boss. district attorney chesa boudin. they accused him of making san francisco more dangerous. well, the d.a. didn't talk to us then either. and earlier this week, his office made one of its managing attorneys available to refute some of those accusations, but still not boudin himself. tomorrow will mark day 139 since we first started asking the d.a. for an interview. with the investigative unit, i'm bigad shaban. >> thank you. if you have a story for our investigate unit, call or visit our website, nbcbayarea.com/investigations. let's bring in jeff ranieri now, talk about our weather. we have two big things. rain maybe next week. but first and foremost, halloween this weekend. >> we're coming through with halloween. that forecast is going to be pretty awesome here, especially as we roll through tomorrow. we had great weather today. and we've got more of that again, lining up. so let me show you what i'm
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watching here. it's this area of high pressure that's going to be moving more over california, keeping it mild. i see a 2 to 3-degree warm-up gwen tomorrow's forecast and the dry conditions. so let's get you set up and ready to go for that thursday forecast closer to the weekend. it feels good, right? all right. almost there. 55 for the south bay peninsula. 56 tri-valley coming in with 53. some more jacket weather in play here. and we'll see those mid-50s over the east bay and san francisco. now by the afternoon, a substantial warm-up tomorrow considering where we were this past weekend, with lots of 50s. we're back up into the 70s. 74 here in san jose. down in morgan hill, 76. watch as we head to the microclimates against. plenty of sunshine and relatively light winds. don't feel left out. over towards the east bay, just as nice. 76 in antioch. 75 in danville and low 70s from oakland to hayward. the peninsula coming in with 73 in redwood city. san francisco will have a few 70s right around the mission. but if you're headed to the
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marina or the outer sunset, we'll have the cooler 60s. and let's move it off to the north bay. this is where we did have the most storm damage. the rivers, creeks and streams were running really high a couple days ago. this perfect weather, if you have any storm cleanup, and certainly to let those waters recede. 75 in sonoma. 73 in mill valley. dry weather all the way through sunday for halloween. and then by next monday and tuesday, still holding on to some rain chance. we're good for a quarter to half inch for most areas. and then north bay could be getting in 3/4 of an inch. right here in san francisco looking at 63 for halloween. and we'll stick with low 60s into early next week and across the inland valleys. low 70s the next two days. and then we drop to the 60s and some clouds this weekend. but, raj, as you wanted, good weather on halloween. i think that's going to be coming in. and jessica, i know this is your favorite holiday.
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my. >> my kids love it. >> i'm going as you this year. >> want to borrow this tie? >> thank you. i want to see that photo too. well, happening now, power has been restored to nearly all customers who lost electricity during the storm earlier this week. flow is still a few homes in hard-hit areas where roads remain closed. pg&e says it will continue to work to get the lights back on for those customers as quickly as it can. we'll be right back.
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ we have new details tonight about that movie set shooting that happened in new mexico. investigators have recovered at least three weapons along with 500 rounds of ammunition.
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last week actor alec baldwin was rehearsing a scene that included pointing a gun at the camera. that's when cinematographer halyna hutchins was shot and killed. director joel souza from the bay area was wounded. tonight the focus is on the production's armorer, the person who oversees gun safety on the set. this is just her second feature film. san jose's district attorney had this to say on nbc news tonight with our top story with tom llamas. >> from what we have seen in the investigation so far, certain things that should have happened were not happening, and certain things that obviously should not have happened, did happen. >> experience is the biggest safety factor an armorer has, to know what's going to happen before it happens. >> now in the wake of that deadly accident, there are growing calls from within the industry to adopt stricker safety protocols during scenes that involve weapons. new at 11:00, it's a partnership aimed at making rental cars and ride sharing more planet friendly. hertz and we have the details.
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hertz has ordered 100,000 teslas to add to its fleet. and by 2023, half of those cars will be available to uber drivers to rent. uber says the deal is a step toward a zero emissions deal. so starting monday, uber drivers in san francisco, l.a., san diego, and d.c. will be able to rent model 3s. the program will expand in the coming weeks. in order to rent the teslas, uber drivers will have to have a 4.7 or higher rating and driven at least 150 trips. the airport about to do something no other airport in the country does, install soundproofing at nearby homes. houses located near the runways back in the 1980s and then again in the '90s. now it's time to bring that work up to date. the airport says it plans to do improvement work on some 200 homes over the next few yell ch
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world series and dusty baker. also, the special request for jimmy g. for this sunday's game in chicago. we'll explain.
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on sunday in chicago. but this might help them out because jimmy g. is actually going home. >> he grew up in the chicago area and has more than 100 friends and family coming to the game. more than 100. you got to play well in front of mom and dad. this is a big deal. jimmy g. is still the starter for now. however, today, the practice, you see him in santa clara. today kyle shanahan said they didn't draft trey lance to be a back up. if you lead the tea leaves, as soon as lance is healthy enough, and if jimmy g. continues to be erratic, trey lance will be the starter. >> when you lost four in a row, you can't lose who you are as a team and player particularly. i think that swagger that we have is going to come out when we start playing well. we got to go execute. >> i think they're going to win on sunday. yes, they lost four in a row. 2-4 on the season. okay, game 2 of the world series in houston tonight. our old friend. >> dusty baker. braves and astros. the astros scored five runs in the first two innings, thanks in part to some sloppy defense by
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the braves. houston wins 7-2. the series is tied at 1-1 as it now shifts to atlanta. we're back in a moment.
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alright, here we go, miller in motion.
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wha — wait, wait, is that a... baby on the field?? it looks like it, craig. and the defensive linemen are playing peek-a-boo. i've never seen anything like that before. harris now appears to be burping the baby. that's a great moment right there. the ref going to the rule book here. what, wait a minute! harris is off to the races! we don't need any more trick plays. touchdown!! but we could all use more ways to save. are you kidding me?? it's going to be a long bus ride home for the defense. switch to geico for more ways to save.
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okay. it's exciting. 100 days until the winter olympics begin in beijing. today we held a celebration to promote the games and to shine a light on community leaders. there were lion dancers, ice skaters and olympians to round out the excitement at the ice rink at holiday square. elected community leaders also honored for their efforts to help businesses in chinatown during the pandemic. through all of it, anticipation building for the winter games. >> it is so exciting. the clock is really ticking for all the athletes. i know that they are more than stoked to be going to beijing. >> well, do you recognize that one there? that's janelle wang. yes, she is one of us. she emceed today's event. the winter olympics begin february 4th. you can watch them, of course, right here on nbc bay area. you just got back from the olympics. >> we just finished tokyo. and now 100 days until beijing. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring
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