tv Today in the Bay NBC October 6, 2019 7:00am-8:00am PDT
good sunday morning. it is october 6th, company on the dot. here say live look outside and beautiful look at the golden gate bridge, but we are under a microclimate weather alert. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist rob mayeda is in for vianey arana. we have a microclimate weather alert because of the heat and the wind. >> we're really watching the north bay, the microclimate weather alert red flag warning started at 8:00 last night. clear skies, walnut creek, 54 degrees. notice the wind speed, downtown walnut creek light winds, similar story as we get into santa rosa, where it's 44 degrees. look where the areas have jumped
up to the 60s this morning. half moon bay at 64, napa 61. a couple locations seeing a taste of the offshore breezes, which will mean mid to upper 80s bayside today, including san francisco and oakland. warmest spots inland could be climbing into the 90s around morgan hill, as we closely watch the wind to see the areas in red, those are the go u.s.y offshore winds which will start to subside after we pass lunch time so the timing on the expiration for the red flag warning right now for the north bay close to 10:00 a.m. this morning. coming up, there's another trend to some gusty offshore winds also in the seven-day forecast, a look at that come up ing up a 7:15. >> a lot to look out for, thanks. a dangerous display last night in contra costa county, about five acres burned east of blackhawk near johnston road.
no structures were damaged. pg&e is taking no chances. late last night the utility turned off power for thousands of customers in yuba, butte and plumas counties, part of pg&e's effort to help prevent wildfires. and locally, pg&e is monitoring napa and sonoma and lake counties. meanwhile, marin county fire is bringing in more crews in the case of fires. download our free nbc bay area app for android or iphone. tailor your weather reports for your area right to your phone. new this morning, another shooting in america. four people are dead and several others injured in an overnight shooting at a bar in kansas city, kansas. it happened around 1:30 this morning. officers responded to a shooting at tequila kc bar, a private members only venue.
five people were taken to local hospitals reported in stable condition. police found handgun, shell casings, indicating the weapon used was a handgun. the shooter is not in custody. turning to developing news out of southern california, four people injured in multiple explosions at an oktoberfest celebration in orange county. huntington beach firefighters were investigating an electical underground fire in a vault. minutes later a second explosion happened, cell phone video shows the flames shooting into the air after that blast, and then an even louder third explosion. >> all of a sudden just this giant explosion at the entrance. we were walking towards it and we could feel the heat of the flame, like on our foreheads. >> two firefighters and two oktoberfest patrons were injured. fire officials are now investigating what caused those explosions.
now to a terrifying ordeal in the tri-valley, a woman wakes up in her home to find a stranger groping her. it happened in a quiet dublin neighborhood. "today in the bay's" marianne favro has the overnight developments. >> reporter: dublin police say before midnight thursday a woman living on tamarac drive woke up to find a man in her bedroom touching her. she screamed, the man ran off. police combed the neighborhood for the suspect. this neighbor who asked not to be identified, said officers used a police dog to search his backyard. >> when they searched the backyard, they had guns drawn and really gave me an extra awakening, seeing people walking through your backyard with guns. >> reporter: despite their efforts, dublin police didn't find the suspect who they believed entered the victim's home through an unlocked back door. >> the incident is very unusual. dublin is very quiet. >> hours late police arrested this antonio simmons, a
4-year-old transient, taken into custody at pe memorial park. >> that is scary. >> reporter: raul says he had never seen the man in the park before until qulyesterday. >> he was sitting over there. >> reporter: you say him? >> yeah, i saw the picture of him and recognized that. >> reporter: simmons is at santa rita jail accused of sexual assault and residential burglary. in dublin, marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." now to a tragic turn in the case of a redwood city man hit by a police cruiser last month. the 25-year-old victim has died from his injuries. the man was hit back on september 18th when an officer lost control of her patrol car while responding to a report of a home invasion. this is surveillance video. the victims was standing on the center median on el camino real near james avenue. wet road conditions are believed to have played a role in the freak crash. this is the man accused of stabbing his 90-year-old father in belmont early yesterday morning.
police say thomas love approached his sleeping father and began stabbing him, it happened at 2:00 a.m. at the father's home on terrace drive. the father is now in the hospital in stable condition. police went to the home and arrested love without incident. the search for a missing woman near land's end in san francisco turned into a recovery effort around 8:30 yesterday morning. a coast guard helicopter crew discovered the body matching the description of the missing 24-year-old. friends say the young woman went for a swim friday night and never came back. her name has not yet been released. did you feel it? a magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck the peninsula yesterday morning, providing a jolt to much of the bay area and even surprising experts. it happened west of colma off the san mateo coast at exactly 8:41 a.m. people close to the epicenter described a fast jolt that was loud and sent them scrambling outdoors. >> i just went outside and see other people, you know, went
out, you know, asking each other what's going on. >> felt like a truck hit the building. you know, because it shook. >> an expert with the usgs tells us there was some vertical motion to this quake, which is unusual, and that bay area tremblers are usually much farther inland. thousands of people in the bay area reported feeling the quake, which was followed by several small aftershocks. and yesterday's quake is a reminder to be prepared in case the next one is much bigger. here are a few tips on what essentials you should have in your emergency kit. a first aid kit, cash, in small bills, clothing, a blanket, crank-style radio, food and water, rope, duct tape and a multiuse knife. you can find a full list on our website, nbcbayarea.com. the wait finally is over. warriors fans finally got their chance to check out the team's new home. fans are not the only ones trying to adjust to the new arena. the team dealt with some confusion about their new digs
as well. "today in the bay's" sergio quintana was there. >> reporter: fans slipped into their seats and got comfortable with the new chase center quickly. >> it feels kind of familiar. maybe the shape is pretty classic anyway, but i don't feel away from home at all. >> reporter: almost like a family in a new house, other fans seemed to be carefully taking in their new surroundings. >> of course this looks better and everything, but oracle had a different feeling i think, you know, but i think we'll get used to. . this. >> reporter: coach steve kerr joked about it. >> i know before the game, i didn't know where my assistant coaches were. i didn't know where to find them, you know. literally, we got this facility down here, and there's all these different rooms and i went to get something to eat and nobody was there, and went up to my office, couldn't find anybody, so we haven't found our rhythm yet. >> reporter: this is just the preseason so it's tough to compare the energy to what
warriors fans are used to at roaracle. the new arena is proving to be the go-to entertainment venue for other large events in san francisco. there have been already been 13 concerts here. for some the new space is a new reason to venture into the city. >> i think it's going to be a real focal point between the giants and here and i love this part of the city. i've been coming here since i was a little girl. my dad took over to red's burger joints. >> reporter: for others the new space will take some getting used to. sergio quintana, nbc b"nbc bay new news". coming up, we'll have highlights of the warriors game against the lakers including reaction from steph curry on his first experience at chase center. at 7:09, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, we go live to washington for a preview of "meet the press" with chuck todd himself. plus, no one is immune from the bay area's housing crisis, even facebook is feeling the pinch. mark zuckerberg now saying his company might get squeezed out.
welcome back. it is just shy of 7:12. it is time for our weekly chat with chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderate of preston sullivan. sorry, just me, no larry gerston. thanks for joining us. >> no, of course, hi, kira. >> hi. this this last week we all know by now, but the president standing on the white house south lawn urged not one but two foreign governments to investigate his political rival. what kind of response to this did you see from congressional republicans? >> well, you've seen a lot, i would call it those you've heard from have tried to find a way to defend the president. that seems to be those that are struggling to defend the president have basically stride to stay mute and a few have come out. you saw mitt romney. it's very interesting, you'll sort of get a real time feel when you watch the show today of how republicans are nervous to
being seen as criticizing the president. i have ron johnson on, a republican from wisconsin. he gave an interview in the "wall street journal" he basically reinforced the whistle-blower report, saying he confronted the president fearing that the aid and the commademan an investigation was linked and talked about wincing at that and winced for the president and all you have a sudden he came on this morning trying desperately to look like he's defending the president, trying to back off anything that he basically said to the "wall street journal" and i think it shows the fear many elected republicans have of being caught even criticizing the president's behavior in this one incident, even if you're not for impeachment. it shows there is no, the president is not going to allow republicans to criticize any part of his behavior, even if they are against impeachment. that is going to create a situation that i don't think is tenable, and we'll see how, if republicans can keep this up. >> loyalty through and through, could you argund chu,
swuchi switching gears a little bit, we learned this past week presidential candidate bernie sanders did indeed have a heart attack. how do you think this will affect his 2020 campaign, and even just the whole race as a whole? >> you know, kira, i think between joe biden frankly struggling to figure out how to being gas lit by the president with the ukraine situation and the bernie sanders health issues i think a primary campaign we thought looked like it was sorting itself, on its way to being a two or three-person race, sprint to the finish with biden, sanders and warren, looks much more unsettle . history says bernie sanders' heart attack is going to be a problem for his campaign going forward. he may recover fully and be all the energy in the world and just fine. bill bradley had a heart scare,
and ended his momentum against al gore and prevented him from winning the nomination in 2000. voters are sensitive to this stuff and i think frankly, bernie sanders is the oldest candidate in the race so it's only going to reinforce that issue for him going forward. >> it's a great point. as always, chuck, we appreciate your insight and see you in about 45 minutes here on the west coast. thanks so much for your time. be sure to join chuck for this morning's "meet the press," we'll have exclusive interviews with senator ron johnston and senator chris murphy and former cia director john brennan. tune in to "meet the press" at 8:00 right after this newscast. a grab and go at a lululemon in walnut creek. these four people ran into the store and stole more than $7,000 of yoga pants and other workout clothes and then they hopped into a car and took off. police say the same car was
involved in a $4,000 theft the week before at a different lululemon. police were able to track these people down at a gas station nearby in antioch. apparently nobody is immune to the b area's housing crisis. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg says the company is looking for somewhere else to expand. he says housing prices are way too high in the bay area, and the traffic is "bad." the ceo says he wants a big hub where teams can be around one another instead of small offices separated around the world. the main headquarters of course is in menlo park. zuckerberg says he's trying to help the bay area by giving $500 million to the thousands of homes here over the next decade. as we showed you during yesterday morning's newscast, san jose's downtown was full of runners and there are more today. this is a live look for you right now at 7:16, getting ready for the rock 'n' roll half
marathon. it was just a small part of this weekend's races. day one yesterday included a 5k run, a kids run, and a big health and fitness expo. thousands turned out. this year is special, though, it marks the race's 20th anniversary. for many of this morning's runners, the races are tradition. >> i like it. i enjoy it. i'm back, back every year. i signed up for next year. >> my family and i have been doing the san jose rock 'n' roll three years and 5k, 10k and half marathon. >> the event continues today with the main event, the half marathon. the race is the fastest 13.1-mile event in california. it draws racers from around the country, and that live look there looks like a beautiful morning to get out for a run. it has been a busy weekend in san francisco so far. today it gets busier. fleet week is kicking off up to 1 million people will head to the city to check out all the
events. they are of course free and open to the public including tours on military ships, and the best, watching the blue angels. police are asking everyone to do their part to keep the event safe. >> be vigilant. if you see something, say something. speak up, call us, if it's an emergency, dial 911 and we will be there along with our other public safety partners. >> if you plan on going, you can sign up for safety alerts from the city. for information on how to get the alerts, head to our website nbcbayarea.com. perfect time to check in with meteorologist rob mayeda, who is in for vianey, with a look at our forecast. it's getting hot, that means it will be beautiful to be in san francisco to see the blue angels and that kind of thing, but maybe a little warm for elsewhere. >> the fire danger aspect in the hills, dry offshore winds, that's the issue for the north bay, but it does clear out our skies as you see behind us there, a beautiful sunrise views around the bay area from bell
very de belverdere. not much wind in belvedere, 58 degrees at the golden gate bridge. light winds there and a few other spots around the bay area looking really nice on this sunday morning, 52 currently in emeryville. notice the water mirror-like reflection, at least closer to the bay. lower elevations not seeing a lot of wind. really it's the hills with the winds this morning. san jose 52 degrees, not much wind and part of the story headed into the afternoon, some of the air quaty in some of our inland valleys today unhealthy for sensitive groups. good enough for a spare the air alert today for the inland east bay and santa clara valley and unhealthy for sensitive individuals. the warmest number is half moon bay at 64 degrees, thanks to the offshore down-sloping warming air headed out to the coast. santa rosa 44 where we're seeing light wind. it's the hills and higher elevation of the east bay
starting off warmer and dryer as we see humidity levels to the north of napa in the 20% range. notice the arrows headed offshore, that is a sign of offshore breezes wri85 degrees saancisc close to 87 in oakland, and some of the warmer spots today from antioch to morgan hill up toward santa rosa close to 90 degrees here to wrap up the weekend. so the red flag warning will continue through late morning today, before allowing it to expire as we watch the winds changing direction during the day. notice this area here in red, that is the offshore breezes, prompting the red flag warning, around lunch time. still offshore breeze here and by the afternoon, those gusty, dry offshore winds should subside enough by the time we get into the afternoon and evening, headed into monday. we wonill see some warm temperatures. notice monday another day inland numbers close to 90 degrees, a little bit of cooling on the coast and by tuesday, you really
see the cooling kick in of highs back into the 70s and 80s. but one item to watch very closely, midweek is a cold system dropping down that could set the stage for another round of some pretty gusty winds. these are forecast wind speeds wednesday into thursday, you could see the concern regionally speaking, these areas in purple and red can be indicating stronger wind gusts, pretty much all the mountaintops around the bay area, something to watch, late wednesday into thursday. so we'll continue with the warm temperatures, less wind into tomorrow, trending ining cooler gustier winds wednesday and thursday approaching the middle part of the week before temperatures rebound headed toward next weekend. a dry seven-day forecast, next half hour we'll look at the ten-day rainfall outlook to see if there's any rain chances on the horizon. kira, back to you. >> wow, from 80s and 90s to rain. we'll stay tuned for that, rob, thanks. it is 7:21. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a veteran plagued with headaches after his
a new mission after years of service. a sonoma county veteran says finding this new purpose is how he's overcoming post traumatic stress and just so happens what he's doing is helping others at the same time. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas shows us his unique invention in this morning's "bay area proud." >> joe will admit with no background in medicine or manufacturing, he's not the person you'd expect to be manufacturing a medical device, but with what else is in his background, turns out he's actually the perfect person. in his home among the redwoods, joe is packaging a remarkable medical device, one that is at the same time helping
patients and healing its creator. >> that part of it i'm good, brother. we're good. >> reporter: joe was a soldier for 13 years, a combat engineer, joe says his service left him hurting physically and emotionally. the deaths of two fellow soldiers in particular weighing heavily on his mind. >> just pile driver, man, call pts, guilt, i don't know, whatever you want to call it. i started going through it. >> reporter: headaches, joe says, were one of the main symptoms, something he couldn't find a relief for, until one day by accident, he rubbed the tips of his sunglasses along his temples. >> and driving and i felt relief and i told him, i was like, i'm going to buy a temple massager tomorrow. >> reporter: a temple massager didn't exist. >> this is basically just a hand held device.
>> reporter: so joe invented one. >> you just go over your head. >> reporter: he knew it worked for him and thought it would help others struggling with pts. >> i was like i'm giving this away. and that's that. >> reporter: over the past decade, joe has sent more than 3,000 temple massagers to troops serving in afghanistan, to patients at walter reed hospital, even to first responders of california wildfires. >> i'musing it every day as a preventative. >> reporter: and as the positive feedback flowed in, joe's guilt slowly faded away. >> i'm not a big bible thumper but i get down on my knees and i pray to my creator, and i'm like, thank you for giving me the strength to ride this out. to help other people. that's my mission, so i'm grateful. >> now after working on the temple massager and giving them away for the past ten years, pretty much by himself, joe says there are big changes ahead.
first the defense in veterans brain injury center in palo alto launched the first pilot project studying the effectiveness of the temple massager and he's got his first large purchase order with the veterans administration. garvin thomas, "nbc bay area news." >> wow. thanks, garvin. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a new push to help marijuana businesses in california with their banking issues. we'll explain. plus former vice president joe biden going on the offensive, the new ad that's sparking controversy as the impeachment inquiry ramps up. it's time for sleep numbers fall sale on the sleep number 360 smart bed. can it help keep us asleep? yes, it senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. the queen sleep number 360 c4 smart bed is now only $1,399 plus 0% interest for 24 months. only for a limited time.
runners. thanks for joiqning us. we heard the usic, meteorologist rob mayeda, we are under a microclimate weather alert, high heat, winds, we have fire danger. >> and air quality issues, we're watching that closely as we head toward the afternoon. san jose 52 degrees this morning, so temperature wise that's pretty comfortable for the morning but spare the air today, today for the slar couana valley and inland east bay maybe tomorrow. hot temperatures upper ooets, everybody from 85 to 92 degrees, that's the trend we'll see bay area wide with the offshore breezes which will be strong enough and sustained to keep the north bay hilltops above a thousand feet in a red flag warning through 10:00 a.m. today. coming up, how long the dry conditions will last and possibly stronger wind event lurking in the seven-day
forecast. this is the time of the year for the offshore winds. >> fingers crossed, we'll see you in about 15 for that forecast, thanks. as rob just detailed, a red flag warn something in effect for parts of the north bay. the summer-like temperatures and gustiest winds are making for a potentially dangerous combination, and that was on full display last night in contra costa county, about five acres burned east of blackhawk near johnston road. fortunately no structures were damaged. and pg&e is taking no chances, late last night the utility turned off power for more than 10,000 customers. this is in yuba, butte and plumas counties, part of pg&e's effort to help prevent wildfires. and locally, pg&e is monitoring napa and sonoma and lake counties. meanwhile, marin county fire is bringing in more crews in the case of fires. you can get weather reports on the go, just
download our free nbc bay area app for android or iphone. tailor your weather reports for your area right to your phone. turning to developing news out of southern california, four people were injured in multiple explosions at an oktoberfest. huntington beach firefighters were investigating an underground vault fire, this happened at 8:00 a.m. happened, cell phone video shows the flames shooting into the air after that blast, and then an even louder third explosion. >> all of a sudden just this giant explosion at the entrance. we were walking towards it and we could feel the heat of the flame, like on our foreheads. >> two firefighters and two oktoberfest patrons were injured. the explosion is under investigation. now to a terrifying ordeal in the tri-valley, a woman wakes up in her home to find a
stranger groping her. it happened in dublin. "today in the bay's" marianne favro has the overnight developments. >> reporter: dublin police say before midnight thursday a woman living on tamarac drive woke up to find a man in her bedroom touching her. she screamed, the man ran off. police combed the neighborhood for the suspect. this neighbor who asked not to be identified, said officers used a police dog to search his backyard. >> when they searched the backyard, they had guns drawn and really gave me an extra awakening, seeing people walking through your backyard with guns. >> reporter: despite their efforts, dublin police didn't find the suspect who they believed entered the victim's home through an unlocked back door. >> the incident is very unusual. dublin is very quiet. >> hours late police arrested this antonio simmons, a 4-year-old transient, taken into
custody at mape memorial park. >> that is scary. >> reporter: raul says he had never seen the man in the park before until yesterday. >> he was sitting over there. >> reporter: you say him? >> yeah, i saw the picture of him and recognized that. >> reporter: simmons is at santa rita jail accused of sexual assault and residential burglary. in dublin, marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." a rally in sacramento calling for t really of gavin newsom. dozens gathered at the state capitol yesterday to help kick off their movement. the group known as 2 million californians to recall gavin newsom started on facebook in july. it now has more than 14,000 members. last month the group received approval from the secretary of state to begin gathering signatures on a petition. members say they're outraged over recent bills the governor signed into law. >> he has not dealt with the homeless situation very well, and i'm just conrned that i
can't afford to live here and i lived here my entire life. retired and i'd like very much to be able to stay here. >> the group needs to gather nearly 2 million signatures before the vote can go to voters. turning to decision 2020, presidential candidate elizabeth warren has unveiled her plan for taxing the ultra rich. the plan calls for a 2% tax on every dollar a household makes above $50 million. for those earnings more than $1 billion a year, the tax would go up to 3%. the tax money collected from the increase would go towards universal child care, free public college, and eliminating all student debt. warren also has taxes in mind for excessive lobbying and for corporations earning more than $100 million a year. as we mentioned, with chuck todd, senator bernie sanders is off the campaign trail for the next few days. the 78-year-old returned home to vermont just yesterday after
suffering a heart attack in las vegas. in a videoted on friday, he said he is feeling better. sanders is expected to take part in a democratic debate on october 15th. former vice president joe biden has taken a lot of heat from the trump administration in recent weeks, especially this past week. now he is on the attack himself, launching a new ad against the president in four early primary states. the ad is titled "unhinged" and argues donald trump is doing everything in his power to push joe biden andther candidas he doesn't like out of the esidential race. the former vice president has been reluctant to legitimize the president's attacks, but now he says the gloves are off. >> all this talk of the president aboutruption comes from the most corrupt president in modern history, he's the definition of corruption. >> this all comes after a whistle-blower reported a conversation where the president
appeared to pressure the president of ukraine into digging up dirt on biden and his son. while in greece, secretary of state mike pompeo dismissed questions about that impeachment inquiry and insisted the administration's foreign efforts were "reasonable." our own terry mcsweeney reports. >> reporter: while he was in montenegro, mike pompeo refused to answer any questions related to the impeachment inquiry. today he spoke about it at length. >> this is what's wrong. when the world doesn't focus on the things that are right, the things that matter, the things that impact real people's lives, and instead you get caught up in some silly gotcha game, you see that's not healthy. that doesn't help democracies flourish. >> reporter: he also insists that himself, the state department, and the president, acted not only appropriately, but that it was their duty to request the investigation of the ukrainian president on an oil company on whose board sat hunter biden, joe biden's son, to make sure that ukraine's not
corrupt. also they wanted to look into an alleged interference by ukraine at the 2016 election, completely rejecting the suggestion that request for an investigation was put forward to the ukrainian president to interfere in the upcoming election in 2020. terry mcsweeney, "nbc bay area news." and just in to our newsroom, an attorney representing the first twhiswhistle-blower said firm represents multiple whistle-blowers in connection to the complaint against president trump. this morning, a second whistle-blower is now coming forward on president trump's dealings with ukraine. we will continue to follow these developments, now two whistle-blowers coming forward. check our website nbcbayarea.com for the latest throughout the day today. in other news now, a new hope for marijuana businesses, it's now in the hands of the senate. it's a bill titled "the secure and fair enforcement for safe banking act." the bill would allow banks to
work with cannabis businesses without the risk of violating federal law. right now, the fda says most banks cannot work with cannabis companies because marijuana is considered an illegal drug at the federal level, regardless of being legal on certain state levels. the owner of platinum vape says the current law puts him in a tough spot when paying his employees. >> we have over 80 employees, so without a bank account, we have to actually stuff envelopes with cash for 80-something employees every week. >> the bill has passed the house, but it's reportedly been shelved for this legislative session in the senate. it is 7:39 right now. still ahead on "today in the bay," the first game at chase center is in the books. we'll hear from steph curry says about the warriors' new home. sports is next.
from steph curry to lebron james the warriors were down early and steph curry scored the team's first points ever in their new arena. warriors fans were excited to see the big new addition to the team, deangelo russell with a lay-up but the warriors didn't have enough, losing 123-101. steph curry talked about playing in the team's brand new home. >> it's beautiful. it's got a lot of potential to create an amazing environment, amazing home court advantage. excited about the possibilities and again, just getting used to it. >> the warriors next game is thursday at the chase center against the minnesota timberwolves. and the sharks were in southern california, taking on the ducks. we pick it up in the second
period, logan couture with a nice shot to tie it up but the sharks scoring ended there, ducks win 3-1. the sharks are looking for their very first win, they are 0-3 on their season. 7:43 on the nose. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up. they don't follow their own procedures. they're supposed to be keeping account. >> but we discovered i.c.e. violates its own rules and does not track u.s. veterans, whom they deport under a long time policy. we investigate why. announcer: time magazine reports: "the new american addiction. how juul hooked kids and ignited a public health crisis." other news outlets report- juul took $12.8 billion from big tobacco. markets e-cigarettes with kid friendly flavors and uses nicotine to addict them. 5 million kids use e-cigarettes. juul is "following big tobacco's playbook." and now, juul is pushing prop c to overturn e-cigarette protections. vote no on juul. no on big tobacco. no on prop c.
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>> a marine's family says he was left behind by the u.s. government when he most needed its help. marine enrique salas could not get it and congressional investigators say vets who are not citizens like salas should get special consideration before being deported but this gao report says in many cases i.c.e. did not follow its own rules nor track veterans electronically. you may remember the scene in tijuana, mexico, two and a half years ago. >> i miss you. >> reporter: when stephanie robara reunited with her father, who had grown up in l.a., wanting to serve his country. >> the only thing i trempt about being a marine. >> reporter: at age 17, he joined the marines, serving in the persian gulf war. >> putting on the uniform is the greatest thing in the world. >> reporter: salas began to
struggle with drugs and was arrested device for drug possession, serving six months in jail. during a visit to mexico, i.c.e. refused to allow him to re-enter the u.s. because of his drug possession convictions. do you still consider yourself an american? >> yes, very much so. >> reporter: even though you sit right here. >> yes. doesn't make any difference here. my loyalty is the united states. >> reporter: we learned of more than 300 other service veterans like enrique deported under a policy first enacted during bill clinton's administration and implemented by every president since. a policy enabling deportation for anyone who commits what's known as an aggravated felony, a term that includes crimes such as failure to show up in court, entering the country illegally and as in salas' case, drug possession. >> convied of certain offenses it's a deportable act. >> reporter: even if you served as a veteran. >> yes. >> reporter: spokeswoman sharon rummery defended the policy in an interview with us two years ago.
does that seem fair? >> we don't ask ourselves what is fair or unfair. we're here to administer the law, what we're charged with and what we do. >> reporter: according to this report the investigative arm of congress, i.c.e. did not consistently follow its own policies involving veterans. in some cases agents were unaware the policies even existed, and some veterans who were removed may not have received the level of review and approval that is appropriate for cases involving veterans. >> i couldn't hardly believe it. >> reporter: river side county democratic congressman mark decano shares the house veterans affairs committee and requested this study. >> they don't follow their own procedures. they're supposed to be keeping account. >> reporter: your election to that? >> well, it was one of anger, and disbelief. >> i think there's definitely room for improvement. >> reporter: david jennings serves as field office director for i.c.e. enforcement removal operations in northern california. jennings says the gao merely found lack of documents and electronic data and could not
point to any specific case where a veteran was deported who should not have been. >> nowhere in the report did they say we removed anybody we shouldn't. >> reporter: how can awe shire i.c.e. will consistently handle cases moving forward? >> we hao go forward with the recommendations, the training. >> is it acceptable they didn't know their own policy? >> no, but it's understandable as things have changed over time. >> reporter: any changes from this report come too late for enrique salas. >> enrique salas' case is sad, it's tragic. it should make every american angry. >> reporter: salas was critically injured in a car wreck while living in exile in mexico and taken to a general hospital in tijuana. >> it's tough. >> reporter: stephanie robara desperately tried to get her father back to the united states and better medical care, but it took two weeks to get approval from u.s. immigration to bring her dad back across the u.s./mexico border, and to an american hospital. >> i mean, at that point, it was too late. even to his last day, he
considered the u.s. his home, like his country. >> reporter: he was a proud marine. >> he was a proud marine, always. always a proud marine. and for the country to turn their back on him like that. >> reporter: salas died without meeting his namesake grandson august enrique. so now, enrique salas is finally back in the country he served so proudly. back under a policy which allows deported vets who die to be buried in u.s. soil. salas rests here in a military cemetery not far from where his parents still live southeast of fresno. >> i just don't want my dad like everything that he did in his life to be in vain. >> congressman takano says he'll work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on the judiciary and homeland security committees to change this policy, as he puts it, to correct this egregious
injustice. takano wants to bring every deported veteran back to the u.s. before they die. i'm stephen stock, "nbc bay area news." >> if you have a story for our investigative unit, call 888-996-tips or visit our website nbcbayarea.com/investigations. are. it is 7:51. still ahead on "today in the bay," why local firefighters are thanking this little boy for what he did this weekend. and we're seeing a cool start to the morning in san jose, numbers in the low 50s on our way to mid and upper 80s by the afternoon. that plus a microclimate weather alert for fire danger in the north bay, when we come back.
at 7:54, on this sunday morning, we have clear skies and pretty sunrise views out toward the east bay. walnut creek 54 degrees, at least around downtown, not a lot of wind but higher up around mt. diablo, winds are gusty. emeryville numbers also in the 50s, 52 degrees. humidity at about 66%, and there's the view of the golden gate bridge. lots of sunshine, temperatures at 58 degrees. so if not for the fire danger concerns, due to the offshore breezes, it's pretty nice start to the morning and interesting differences in the weather. 44 in santa rosa, with light winds. a little more wind into napa at 57 degrees. look at half moon bay, 65. the offshore winds reached the coast and 24-hour temperature
change shows you how the hilltops are seeing warmer temperatures this morning. for the afternoon looking at mid 80s, bayside, out to the coast, not much difference between san jose, santa cruz, toward oakland and mid to upper 80s today, and we could see some 90s closer to morgan hill, santa rosa for this afternoon. but the real headline is that fire danger, red flag warning for the hills of the north bay through about 10:00 a.m. this morning, for elevations above a thousand feet, and whether or not we see the red flag warning extended depends on what the winds do headed until about midday. you can see the area in red indicating gusts at times 25 to 35 miles per hour between now and about noon, the wind is still offshore, so we'll see maybe if that red flag warning might get extended a couple more hours, but the trend at least for the afternoon and evening shows less gusty winds in the hills, and winds actually changing direction slightly, as we head into monday. speaking of the monday forecast, a little bit of cooling returning to the coast. not seeing the mid to upper 80s
coastside around half moon bay. morgan hills near 90 for tomorrow and toward tuesday, 60s and 70s back across the bay. we'll get cooling temperatures as we head into tuesday but keep a close eye on the midweek forecast. we'll see another taste of some gusty offshore winds potentially with a stronger setup in terms of the gusty winds, especially late wednesday into thursday. some of the weather models taking a closer look at what wind speeds we might see, are painting a picture of more widespread gusty winds across some of the higher hilltops for late wednesday into thursday. any chances of rain which we would like to see to put the fire danger risk down, unfortunately between now and october 15th, doesn't look like much, just way up there on the north coast up towards oregon. around the bay area for the end of the weekend, we're looking at the warm temperatures, mid 80s around san francisco, cooling returns tomorrow, but for the valleys we'll see one more relatively hot day for tomorrow, less windy on monday but keep a
close eye on that wednesday/thursday forecast as we'll likely see gusty winds across a greater part of the bay area. maybe not so much for the north bay but all the hills into first day morning. it is unfortunately that time of year for dry, gusty winds. >> it sure it. we'll pray with the fire danger everyone stays safe. thank you for the beautiful temperatures. my aunt and uncle are visiting from toronto. hi uncle david, hi aunt joanie. firefighters are thanking this boy, his name is sebastian, the neighborhood safety patrol officer. he took it upon himself to make sure the crew and neighbors were safe. santa clara county fire tweeted these photos of him helping direct traffic. they were on a medical call when sebastian stepped in to help. firefighters say he was very helpful and definitely has a future as a firefighter. >> he looks ready to join. >> he does. we need more sebastians in the
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