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want to break cleanly. we're rolling in some tape. >> at second base, though, the oakland a's take -- take -- we're having an earth -- >> all i knew is that once you have a live mic in front of you, even if you can't hear yourself and you lose the monitor, be careful as to what you say. and i know one of the things i thought about the entire night as it turned out was just get the facts straight. you get the sense that people are almost more nervous now. october 17th, of course, i look at that calendar, a lot of people who weren't there just have talked to me over 30 years about watching it on television, what they felt. so it was -- it was one of those time s when you knew where you were, knew what you felt. clearly being in the middle of this thing and on national television, oh, sure, i always think about it. >> more stories from al michaels along with first responders and unsung heroes from that day. "bay area revelations loma
prieta earthquake" 30 years later airs tonight at 10:00. as to why the quake caused so much damage to a wide patch or our area, meteorologist rob mayeda joining us to explain that part of the story. >> by magnitude, alone, it would make sense you'd see the most severe to violent shaking right near the epicenter to the santa cruz mountains, fault line there, the energy started to radiate outwards. as we zoom in on the maps in some cases the most devastated damage we saw was not just limited to the santa cruz mountains and closer to the epicenter but in fact, seismologists say a lot of danl we did see was linked to the bay area's geology. not all ground shaking intensities are the same including many miles away from the epicenter. >> in the loma prieta earthquake which was here near santa cruz, we actually saw liquefaction and amplification of ground motion in oakland near the viaduct on the i-180, 8-880.
that's 100 miles away, a lot farther than we typically see damage from an earthquake of this size. we don't see liquefaction everywhere or all the time. if we have large enough shaking it can cause liquefaction in regions with mud, sand, or soft soil. >> those video examples showing you the viaduct and also the bay bridge that saw some heavy damage. as the bay area population centers most of its major infrastructure is located close tore the inner bay. you can see how as these earthquake waves travel through the looser sentiment, water water-loaded sand and mud, those energy waves actually get amplified making that damage worse. all this week we'll take a closer look at how our understanding of earthquakes and damage courtesy of the quake highlighted liquefaction risks around the bay area and who now is most likely at risk with a similar-sized event on the hayward faults. again, coverage on loma prieta all this week. >> very interesting information,
rob, thank you. the bay area will never forget how many lives were lost and how much damage was done during the loma prieta earthquake. since then the technology industry has taken on the challenge of making our workplaces, hospitals, and homes more earthquake safe. tonight, our business and tech reporter scott budman takes us beneath the surface literally to find the new tech that's protecting us. >> reporter: loma prieta shook the bay area then bay area engineers went to work. >> so the isolator is this blue plate. >> reporter: designing new tech tho technology to eventually anchor the buildings of today. >> these two halves we s would shear back and forth. >> reporter: like the brand-new stanford hospital made to stand out above ground but made tostand to withstand an earth wake of 8.0 under ground. we're under the entire building by a little bit. under the building which is
raised up above 206 base isolators. pedestals secured under the hospital's foundation. they weigh up to 4 tons each. allowing the structure to shift by as much as 6 feet during a quake. >> that is going to move back and forth in the earthquake. and the building, essentially, is going to sit still. >> reporter: burke told us below the hospital featuring close to $50 million of state of the art earthquake tech. the kind also anchoring apple's giant new campus. >> it turns out apple had a huge influence in the way this building was designed. that steve jobs was going to start working with the hospital on a design, also said i want to do my own. >> reporter: admittedly, something that big is going to be earthquake support for a big structure. a tech campus, maybe a hospital. but there are also innovative new technologies to keep our individual homes earthquake safe as well. that technology comes in a
different shape. the shape of water. water, to separate buildings from the ground. >> we are floating buildings in water. >> reporter: los gatos based arts tech has designed what it calls safe projects. similar goals but using nature to help a house sway safely. fundamental fundamentally, thinking about building in a different way, rather than fighting mother nature through sheer brute force. we want to allow those forces to pass by harmlessly. >> reporter: the federal government says fixing an earthquake-damaged building can cost four times as much as building one in the first place. so consider this work an investment. in palo alto, scott budman, nbc bay area news. still to come tonight, an unusual arrest at a bay area restaurant. what the man left behind that caused police to pounce. and tens of thousands of kaiser workers are set to go on strike. the strong show of sport on the eve of workers walking out.
and this week begins with reduced fire danger around the bay area as the fog makes a comeback and the sea breeze. we'll talk about some cooling changes ahead in your workweek forecast when we come right back. >> this isn't about baseball no more. it's about life. >> i was getting ready to die. >> took two flashlights and taped them onto my arms. >> don't miss the untold stories of bravery and survival. >> if it wasn't for that, the bay area would have burned. >> "bay area revelations: loma prieta 30 years later" next on nbc bay area.
we are following breaking news out of san francisco where firefighters were forced to use the jaws of life to save several people trapped in a car. you see it right there. car accident happened right around 8:30 tonight. this is at hayes. firefighters say there were five people the car. it's not clear what caused that crash. we'll bring you any updates as they come into our newsroom. a man was arrested after leaving a gun in a restaurant in vacaville. happened yesterday after 4:00 p.m. employees say a man was sitting in a booth, looked like he was under the influence. customers then noticed a firearm lying on the seat of the booth. then the man left. leaving the gun behind.
police found and arrested anthony laura at a nearby theater, he was in possession of methamphetamine. a former northern california doctor faces charged he sexually abused chu ed children has been in his jail cell. the sheriff's office says james kohut was found alone in his cell this morning. the preliminary autopsy indicates he likely killed himself. he did not share a cell and was actually being held in protective custody. kohut was a neurosurgeon in sant santacruz. he and two women were arrested and accused of running a child sex ring. happening now, a strong show of support, bay area union of kaiser permanente workers decided to join other kaiser workers throughout the state planning to go on strike tomorrow, called a sympathy strike. 1,700 optometrists, scientists,
will strike in support of the other 80,000 kaiser workers. more than 2400 of those workers will be afcted in the bay area. it would be the nation's largest strike in more than two decades. the union says the strike is in protest of unfair labor practices at kaiser permanente hospitals and medical offices in california. rob mayeda joining us now. on behalf of 1 million people who came out to watch the skies and watch the blue angels -- >> thank you. >> yes. >> the weather is for you. >> a little fog trying to come over the bay area bridge. >> a brief appearance. put suspense in the day. >> didn't get in the way of the air show. cooler temperatures, too. sea breeze is a good thing. helped knock down fire danger around the inner bay and coast. that's a sneak preview. actually the workweek forecast heading toward tomorrow morning. right now in dublin, 60 degrees. look at humidity. 42%. not nearly as dry as what we had earlier to start the weekend. late last week, high fire danger. look at the fog now moving over san francisco. 56 degrees. humidity up at 86%. could have drizzle or mist with
some of that patchy low cloud cover for the morning. san jose, pretty view outside. full moon. hunter's moon tonight. can't miss it if you're out and about with the clear skies. san jose, 58 degrees after a high of 75. so it may not be the air quality that's getting your attention but the pollen count has jumped up for pine and elm trees, also sage and ragweed pollen. in the moderate range. so if you've been going to the kleenex box a little extra, that could be the reason why. sneeze index has come up in a little bit. in terms of ground level ozone or smoke pollution, that's looking pretty good right now. only the bay and coast with moderate air quality levels heading into monday. notice the cool down. return of the sea breeze. making a dent on those afternoon temperatures. see the winds turning onshore which is good news. it's bringing up the humidity levels across the bay. it means locally inland by tomorrow morning we will see some patchy low clouds. temperatures mostly in the 40 toz start. highs tomorrow very close to what we had today.
mid 70s around san jose, south of downtown, closer to morgan hill near 80 degrs. pleasanton, low 70s. bayside, oakland, to fremont, peninsula temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. san francisco kind of like we saw today. numbers mostly in the 60s for tomorrow. the north bay, numbers mainly in the 7 os closer to 80 around santa rosa. see on the satellite view, starting to see the return of low clouds. i think for the morning commute you might see a little mist and drizzle as the low clouds try to fill back in, move across the inner bay for the morning hours and then mostly sunny skies heading through the afternoon. now the long-range view has a weather system on approach. let's say by late wednesday that tries to bring some rain close to the bay area. we say close to the bay area because it's the northern california coast wednesday night that has a good chance of rain of seeing a half inch of rain in eureka. the bay area, doesn't look like it's going to get this far south. the system, looked like we were going to see a lot of wind with
it. right now it looks like it's going to move farther to the north. breezy conditions midweek. another system passes by on saturday. then we'll have to watch sunday. that could be the next chance of seeing some dry north winds. at thit, n on the magnitude of the wind speeds we saw last week which is a good thing. so san francisco, got the fog, making a comeback. some mist possible for the morning. temperature ts climbing a littl toward tuesday. two periods of breezy weather as opposed to the gusty 60 to 730 mi 70 mile per hour mountaintop gusts we had last week. coming up later on in this hour, we'll look at the ten-day forecast to see if we can wring out any rain from the clouds. >> definitely going to need a light jacket, though. down to the 40s. >> really started to cool off. >> all right, rob, thank you. as a major epidemic grows many parents are left wondering if their teens are smoking the potentially dangerous e-cigarettes. the difficulty in spotting the signs of vaping coming up next.
without warning it hit. 15 seconds that changed our lives forever. nbc bay yaur news presents "loma prieta 30 years later." we go beneath the surface. how earthquake engineering has changed the bay area forever. and steps you can take to stay safe when the next one hits. loma prieta 30 years later all this week only on nbc bay area news and nbcbayarea.com.
new concerns now tied to america's vaping epidemic. first lady melania trump hosted a listening session yesterday with a group of teenagers to hear their stories and discuss ways to keep kids from using e-cigarettes. >> that's right. more cases of that mysterious vaping-related lung disease are reported from coast to coast. time to take a closer look at how students may be hiding their habits in plain sight. nbc is asking can you stop the vape? >> reporter: take a close look. this student is outfitted with vaping devices but you can't see them. why? they're designed to look just like normal school gear. for sale online and in vape shops. giving kids new ways to hide their vaping habits anywhere they go. including school. >> it's rampant. i think every administrator who has a middle school and high school are grapi inpling with vg
issues. >> reporter: superintendent melissa varily oversees this school. we don't know if a student is vaping in a classroom. >> reporter: so would you know what to look for? >> we're taking over a classroom at this high school that's filled with student volunteers. thank you, guys. we're going to plant these hidden vaping devices and bring in teachers and parents and see just how well they do at spotting the vape. i get to work. here's one that's designed to look just like a black marker. stashing stuff all over the classroom. so this guy looks like a usb. it's not. it's a vape. >> reporter: and on students, too. >> looks like she's just wearing a regular hoodie but underneath, a vaping device. >> reporter: some vapes even look just like school supplies. >> looks just like a pen but the vaping device is inside. and you can write with it. >> reporter: time to bring in our volunteers. >> i'm vicky with the "today" show. >> nice to meet you. >> miss moreti, we want to know if you can spot the vape. we have outfitted the classroom with vaping devices, look high,
look low. ready? >> i think i'm ready. >> got one minute. here we go. >> spots a couple of them. >> he's got there. >> breezes right past most. think that could be. >> before time runs out. >> three, two. and that is time. how many of you had a vaping device that she spotted? three items. not bad. how many of you actually have vaping devices? but she missed 11 of the 14 items we hid. >> it's scary. because it could be just in plain sight. >> reporter: some teachers spot a couple of the more obvious ones. >> that looks like one, too. >> most miss the harder to find items like this watch. >> sam is wearing what looks like a smartwatch. but you press this button, this part comes out. you can fill this with nicotine and it's an e-cigarette. >> it blends in. >> reporter: all five teaches missing this vape backpack. >> this one has a hidden device in the strap. >> i'm a hiker. this is the first thing i'd think of, to get water through
it. >> and the hoodie. >> i think it's ingenious mar t marketing. i'm a little frightened. >> this could be happening under your nose. >> absolutely, could be happening in my house. vy a 15-year-old. now no hoodies. >> reporter: even this school aid, a retired police officer, missing the watch and pen. >> very disheartening there's so many out there that the kids can get access to. >> what about parents, will they do a better job spotting the vape? >> i think that's a vaping device. >> reporter: not this group. >> he was writing with a pen. inside the pen -- >> got me. >> going to go home and check pens. >> parent after parent also mistaking the decoys for vapes. >> pointing at this one, that one looks fairly suspicious as well. >> reporter: that's just a marker. they confuse the real vape for regular items. what did you think this was? >> didn't think to look at that. >> reporter: the most our volunteers spotted just 5 of the 14 items we hid, that's 36%, a failing grade. >> very, very scary.
>> reporter: an eye-opening experience for both teachers a parents. >> if you have to hide someone, there's something wrong with it. >> scary to see how easily they can hide things like that. >> parents need to be more invasive in the kids' spaces and really actively engaged. up next, tomorrow is columbus day. not everyone is celebrating it. in fact, some vandals are showing their displeasure by defacing a statue. that story and more when we continue.
right now, workers spent the day cleaning up the statue of christopher columbus after someone splashed red paint all over it. news at 5:00 starts right now, news at 9:20 i should say starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> thousands of people enjoyed italian heritage day celebrations in little italy. public works teams were busy scraping red paint off the city's statue at christopher
columbus a few blocks away. the inscription painted base of the statue was especially disturbing. >> nbc bay area's sergio quintana live at pioneer park near quake tower with the see tails. sergio? >> reporter: terry, tonight the san francisco park rangers are actually out here still keeping an eye on that statue. you can see just right around the collar there of christopher columbus there's still red paint. it was a surprise for people who came out who are to watch the blue ainngels to see it coveredn red paint. crews spent most of the day powpow power washing and scraping. they remove the message scrawled on the base. one person we talked to shared a series of pictures that show what was written. "destroy all monuments of genocide, kill all colonizers." people to see the blue angel air show was puzzled by the act of violence. >> i saw christopher columbus covered in blue paint. i think it's horrible. >> tell me why. >> i think that people should
just -- freedom of speech, but they shouldn't deface property. >> people in the city are probably upset about it. going to be hard to get it off there. but honestly, they don't teach you in school that christopher columbus did a bunch of stuff that wasn't the greatest. >> reporter: it's likely no coincidence that the statue was defaced on columbus day weekend. what had been the columbus day parade in san francisco and what's now called the italian heritage day was being celebrated just a few blocks away. when asked for comment about this vandalism, organizers issued a statement that reads in part, "we are proud of more than 150 years of italian-american history in the bay area and choose to focus on bringing people together." the san francisco police department is actively investigating this. there are a few security cameras here around the tower and pioneer park. investigators are likely scouring that videotape to see if they can get any clues as to who committed this vandalism. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quintana, nbc bay area
news. >> sergio, thanks very much. investigators say speed played a role in a deadly crash last night in contra costa county. happened about 11:30 on delta road in oakley. chp says a driver crashed into a pickup then a parked car. the driver who was not wearing the seat belt died at the scene. his passenger and driver in the car he hit had minor injuries. the u.s. military is pulling out of northern syria on orders from president trump. surprise decisionvealed by the secretary of defense today saying the pullout would happen as safely and quickly as possible. turkey's invasion increased the risk to u.s. troops on the ground there. nbc's richard engel reports in northern syria. >> reporter: the u.s. is getting out of syria at the worst time. just as turkey is making rapid advances in its war against u.s. allies, the kurds of syria. advancing with the help of arab militias u.s. officials tell nbc news and say the militias include former members of al
qaeda and isis. it means turkey, a nato country, is using alleged terrorists to attack the kurds who fought with u.s. troops against isis for four years and carved out their own unofficial little state in the process. now that autonomous zone is collapsing. as the turks and pimilitias pus deeper into syria the big news drops like a bomb. nearly 1,000 of the u.s. troops still in syria are leaving announced by defense secretary mark esper. >> i spoke with the president last night. he directed that we begin a deliberate withdrawal. >> reporter: with no u.s. protection the 2 million kurds in syria fear they'll be ethnically cleansed by turkey and its militias and isis is seizing this chaotic moment to regroup. hundreds of family members of isis fighters today broke out of a detention camp. amid all this president trump tweeting the kurds and turkey have been fighting if for years.
others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. let them. >> and tonight face an assault they cannot stop kurdish forces called on syria's president bashar al assad, ally of russia, to deploy along the border. it's the end of kurdish self-rule here which they earned fighting alongside u.s. forces. a u.s. official told me it's a failure of u.s. values, helps american adversaries and gives isis a new lease on life. richard engel, nbc news, northern syria. mexican officials have blocked a caravan of close to 2,000 migrants headed for the united states. the migrants are originally from central america, africa and the caribbean. now in southern mexico this weekend, federal police and national guard troops blocked their path. some ran away. others turned themselves over to authorit authority. turning now to decision 2020, this week's democratic presidential debate will be the biggest in history. 12 candidates will share the stage tuesday night. that's more than any other primary debate in american
history. the same ten candidates from last month will be there as well as hawaii representative tulsi gabbard and billionaireivist tom steyer. who now have the numbers to join. the debate is co-hosted by cnn and "the new york times." it will air live right here in california at 5:00 p.m. now, the battle of ideas comes as elizabeth warren and joe biden remain the front-runners with bernie sanders rounding out the top three. the last quinnipiac university poll shows warren with 29% of the democratic vote. biden with 26%. and sanders with 16%. no other candidate tops 4%. we are learning new information in the case of a ft. worth woman shot and killed by a police officer inside her own home. shooting happened about 2:30 saturday morning after a neighbor called police. the neighbor reported the front door was open and the caller didn't hear anyone inside.
police body cam footage shows the officer walked to the back of the home and the officer sees a person through a window. police say the shot that killed 28-year-old atatiana jefferson was fired after the officer believed he was seeing a threat but didn't specify what the threat was. authorities also say the officer did not identify himself before firing. >> the officer observed and why he did not announce police will be addressed as the investigation continues. an 8-year-old male, ms. jefferson's nephew, was inside the room during this time. >> the officer is set to be interviewed tomorrow by investigators. another news conference is set for tomorrow as well. the search is on to find a worker believed to be missing in the ruins of a hotel that collapsed in new orleans. happened yesterday morning in the french quarter. several floors of the hard rock hotel which are under construction collapsed then crashed onto the street. the worker was just outside the hotel when it partially caved in. rescue crews say the search for the missing worker is slow cahe building is
unstable. >> we have teams that are currently making entry as we speak into the building again in an effort to try and locate the one victim we have that we have not been able to locate. >> at least two people died after that building fell and more than 30 people were hurt. some good news for heroes who need a home. many veterans adjusting to life after the military can be tough. for some there's also the challenge of finding a place to live. now one organization is building hundreds of homes to helpolve that very problem. nbc's steve patterson has the story. >> reporter: after years of putting his life on the line, michael is finally being rewarded with something most americans feel veterans and their families deserve. >> it's undescribable. >> reporter: the keys to a normal life. >> what was it like to get your set of home keys? >> it's amazing. i can't describe it. i can't crew it. it's much better than coming home from deployment. i'll tell you that. >> reporter: reyes, his wife,
beverly and their two daughters are the newest members of this brand-new neighborhood comprised entirely of veterans. how much of the homes here? >> for here i think we're going 200, 250, what they're going for here and won't find that in the area. >> reporter: brother, you won't find that in the state of california. possible because of a non-profit called homes for families, providing affordable housing for vets at cost. so far the organization helped shy of 400 military families move into their dream homes and it's always busy building more. >> i am very proud of the work that we're doing. it is the american dream. >> reporter: a dream most veterans don't get a chance to share in. federal housing officials say more than 40,000 vets are homeless on any given night. homes for families fights this by building empowering whole military communities. built by the same veterans who move in, every resident is required to donate 500 hours of sweat equity. working construction, while also
receiving trauma therapy -- >> so these are our grief and loss workshop books. >> reporter: career counseling and financial support. >> that's part of what being self-sufficient is. it's the veterans that do the work. >> reporter: for the reyes family, it's changed everything. >> to be able to provide a home for their family which was essentially the whole reason why i joined the service. and to finally achieve that goal is -- it's undescribable. >> reporter: a new lease on life for nose who would give everything to defend it. steve patterson, nbc news, santa clarita, california. marijuana and wine don't mix. just ask those growing the grapes and the plants. why the two sides are at odds. when we return. bay bridge did collapse. >> you could hear this angry
rumbling. >> i tell you what, we're having an earthquake. >> this wasn't about baseball anymore, it's about life. >> i was getting ready to die. >> i took two flashlights and taped them onto my arms. >> don't miss the untold stories of bravery and survival. >> if it wasn't for that, the marina would have burned. >> bay area revelations, loma p prieta, 30 years later next on nbc bay area.
budding industry. cnbc's jane wells reports. >> reporter: california's great experiment with legal marijuana is running into unintended consequences. especially in santa barbara county where avocado groves butt up against pot growing in former greenhouses for flowers. >> we have 80 years of stigma. that we need to work against. in order to normalize this industry as another crop. >> reporter: john is building a 44-acre cannabis empire in prime wine country in a county that has handed out more than a third of the state's total growing permits. that has surprised some traditional farmers. >> there's like, one, two, three, four projects right fr there. >> follow the money. that's the only explanation. >> reporter: here's the bottom line on the money. the local university estimates that the value of these wine grapevines to santa barbara county are $120 million. look at that white structure over there. there's cannabis in there,
estimates that's worth $180 million on less land in faster time. but two problems have popped up. the first is the odor which can it strong in places. some are afraid it could affect the taste of the grapes though there is no proof of that. this is our buyer-scientific odor control system. >> reporter: cannabis employer autumn shelton spent hundreds on -- >> this is a great crop. >> reporter: the second issue, pesticides. cannabis by law cannot have any pesticide residue on it. and so growers of other crops are being forced to sometimes hand spray or use less effective means to avoid legal problems if pesticides drift. >> probably down $2,000 to $4,000 per acre cost in both lost quality and the cost of having to do it the way we did it. >> reporter: some farmers on both sides are trying to work together to find solutions without lawsuits. >> i mean, everybody wants everyone to be successful. no one wants to hurt anybody's
business. >> i actually think in large part, the agricultural industry is either indifferent or excited about seeing a new crop come in. >> reporter: not everyone's excited. >> it's going to be a giant legal battle. you know, i guess in the end the lawyers will win, but, you know, we're going to fight it tooth and nail, going to fight it until the end. >> reporter: just the latest sign that high hopes for legal cannabis in california have so far been a bit of a buzzkill. for cnbc business news, jane wells, bulton, california. the next election is less than a month away. this week, mail-in ballots are being sent to voters across the bay area. we want you to make informed decisions so we're highlighting is week.f important issue tonight we begin with the measure dealing with housing, construction, and expansion in contra costa county. here's nbc bay area's cheryl hurd. >> reporter: brentwood is growing, a sign of the times in
contra costa county but something they want to get under control. >> i moved here 22 years ago. in the quest of finding a home for my new family. >> reporter: and she wants to keep it that way with open space and limited growth. that's why she's voting no on measure "l." >> because it's really overrides everything that brentwood stands for. to give the small community feel, we need to keep it small. >> growth is going to happen, anyway. >> reporter: retired brentwood police officer and current businessowner kevin king wants people to vote yes on measure "l." he says his city is no longer small. the roads need improvement. around schools to cut down on horrible traffic on american avenue. he's concerned if the city doesn't take over the private land, antioch will. >> the developer's offering a
substantial improvement to the funding of our fire district which is in dire straits. >> there's nothing itemized to say i'm going to write you a check when we start and break ground. >> reporter: a yes on measure "l" will expand brentwood's urban limit line which would allow a developer to build 2,400 new homes on 800 acres of land over 20 years. in 1994, 8,000 people lived here in the city of brentwood. now, 25 years later, the population is 64,000. and growing. that's because this contra costa county city is desirable. the median household income is close to $90,000 a year. and the homes go thefrom $500,0 to $1.2 million. >> we don't want to encourage urban sprawl. and by saying yes to this madness, it's going to give way and open the gate for future
development. >> they want to use the excuses of traffic as a detriment to the city when, in fact, the project brings traffic mediation. >> reporter: measure "l" will be on the november 5th ballot. in brentwood, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. if you're looking for more information on measure "l" or other important issues on bay area ballots next month, head on over to our website, nbcbayarea.com. you can click on the politics tab on our home page. the bay area power outages get you thinking about solar? you might be surprised by what we learned solar power systems do or don't do in a blackout. consumer investigator has the details next. the 49ers, how about the niners? they're still undefeated after a resounding victory down south against the rams. dave feldman with the glorious highlights when we come back. and right now in dublin,
it's a pretty nice evening outside. you got 630 degr0 degrees after almost near 80. coming up, changes for the week ahead and is there any rain in the ten-day outlook? a closer look when we come back. without warning it hit, 15 second that changed our lives forever. nbc bay area kmuz prese news presents loma prieta 30 years later. we look at the science behind its destruct iive force. how earthquake engineering changed the bay area forever and steps you can take to stay safe when the next one hits. "loma prieta 30 years later c" l this week only on nbc bay area news and nbcbayarea.com.
during the blackout some families with solar panels were sitting pretty but not all of them. consumer investigator explains why some had power and some of them didn't. >> here's the reality check, some solar systems were useless when the power went out. take a look at this q&a from the solar company, sun run. question, will solar panels work during a blackout? answer, no, unless you have battery storage. those batteries are optional and can be expensive. many of the state's 926,000 solar homes don't have a battery. so they were left in the dark despite their rooftop panels. at solaria, another solar company located in oakland, its ceo explained an existing system
can b retrofitted. >> call your local installer, see what it would cost to put in batteries on top of the system that withdryou have to have bac. most solar systems that are installed you can get batteries and back it up and avoid this in the future if your power gets cut. >> he cautions that batteries do have limitations. they usually don't power your entire house. typically, the battery is only wired to key appliances as well as a couple plugs around the house. even if you do have a battery, he urges conservation to make sure it lasts as long as it can. if you have a consumer tip for us, go to nbcbayarea.com/responds. or you can call us, the number is 888-996-tips. people flooded the streets of north beach today for the annual italian heritage parade. the san francisco celebration of columbus day is one of the oldest in the united states. people watched the parade of floats. they listened to bands. got a piece of little italy. people say this a way to celebrate their italian
heritage. >> rest of the city doesn't even know it's happening. all the true italian fans, north beach fans, all come at. best day. >> got the a's hat on. yeah. the parade's been around for more than 150 years. rob mayeda joining us now with a look at what we can expect -- >> want some pizza. >> we showed that earlier. my mouth started watering. pulled it right oust the oven. so good. >> good weather for it, too. >> we had temperatures cool down. start to see the sea breeze make a comeback, good news for ocean air-conditioning but improved fire conditions around the bay area. the humidity levels have come back up. as the temperatures have also started to come back down. look at the high today. san francisco, 62 degrees. 56 right now. see a few of the patchy low clouds spreading locally inland for the morning. right now the tri val-valley
comfortably mild at f70 degrees. san jose, also looking at 730 degree temperatures. 75 the high. 58 degrees. and clear skies. for a view of the hunter's moon making the skies a little extra bright. throughout the bay area right now if you're not seeing the low clouds. for the pollen count numbers, these have come up a little bit this weekend for pine and elm trees. also sage and ragweed in the moderate range. so it seems like your allergies have gotten a little worse, really it's not the air pollution, itself, which is reasonably good tomorrow. except for moderate air quality around the bay and coast. those pollen numbers changed over the last two to three day. here's a look at the ocean air-conditioning. starting to cool things off inland and for the morning. the winds are now onshore. opposed to the gusty dry offshore winds we have last week. now the stage is set with the coolant to the ocean air-conditioning. that's the fog and the low clouds. try to creep across the bay for the morning. notice as we go through the afternoon we'll see clear skies inland and some low clouds pulling back from the coast a little bit midafternoon
tomorrow. so morning temperatures away from the area, dealing with the low clouds, it will be a relatively milder upper 40s around san francisco and oakland. look at santa rosa. napa and morgan hill. as we move farther inland, it's still a chance of upper 30s to low 40s for the morning. kind of a chilly start. we'll highlight that. chilly morning. certainly need a jacket to start the day. then by lunchtime looks like t-shirt or short sleeve weather for the inland valleys. santa rosa near 80 degrees. san jose 76. a keecooler mid 60s for the coa and 730 degr0 degrees in oaklan. the week, two periods of breezy conditions. not as gusty as last week. there's one chance, you'll want to keep a close eye on the wednesday forecast heading into wednesday night. right now looks like the best chance of showers probably doesn't drop as far south or beyond mendocino county. as the system lifts oult out, breezy conditions into thursday. another system just misses us into saturday. next weekend we'll begin to see
temperatures rise as we head toward sunday. notice the wind direction here. probably the best chance for seeing any gusty north winds or offshore breezes could be by next sunday. right now, doesn't look like it's on the magnitude of the very strong gusty winds we had last week. so how about a ten-day rainfall outlook? looks like that wednesday system is probably the closest wll see to getting any rain. both long-range models looking out to the 22nd. keep things dry. which to be honest for mid-october, that's what you kind of expect this time of year. as we get closer to halloween we usually start to see rain chances pick up. san francisco, we'll see patchy low clouds tomorrow. trending a little bit warmer tuesday. the winds get a little breezy around the hills. those will be northwest winds thursday probably 15 to 25 miles per hour and keep a close eye on next weekend. temperatures coming up a bit. we'll have to watch to see if those winds turn more strongly offshore late next weekend. for this week right now, fire danger is not quite as bad as we saw last week. >> good news. thanks, rob. an emotional homecoming for
shar shar sharks legend patrick marleau. returned to the team last week. played his first home game tonight since returning to san jose. the crowd gave him a standing ovation. it was long and loud. look at that. brought tears to marleau's eyes. brought tears to a lot of people's eyes. lot of people saying i'm not crying, you're crying. anyway, sharks win 3-1. icing on that cake. here's dave feldman, a look at how the 49ers remain undefeated. >> the 49ers are legit, 5-0 for the first time since 1990, boasting a defense that can keep them any game. you know the last time the 49ers had a defense this good they went to the super bowl. taking on the 3-2 rams, jimmy g. was ready. kyle shanahan was ready. and everyone with the 49er faithful was ready. first quarter l.a. up 7-0. tevin coleman takes the handoff and scores the touchdown and the 49ers have evened things up in l.a. second quarter now, third and
goal from the 2. jimmy garoppolo makes a mistake. lobs a pass into the end zone. picked off by marcus peters. not a good execution. later in the quarter, rams have a fourth and goal at the 1. malcom brown gets stopped. niners defense holds. and because they hold, robert sala, the defensive coordinator, is fired up. they feed off that energy. that's pretty good energy. first play of the third quarter. jared goff. tosses it to darrell henderson. wait a minute, we got a fumble recovered by arik armstead, had a great game. a few plays later garoppolo sneaks it in for the one-yard touchdown. 49ers take their first lead of the day. now we go to the fourth quarter. 49ers up 20-7. fourth and one. henderson does not get the first down. so the 49ers hold. what's the reaction from the defensive coordinator? yes, offense pretty fired up again. 49ers win 20-7.
5-0 on the year. after the game, coach shanahan asked if his team was elite. >> i -- no, i'm not going to ever use that word. good trick, but i'm very happy with how we played. you know, we're 35 5-0. a great thing. we're not playing our best ball. we can do a lot of things better than that. seems like our defense played at an extremely high level minus the first drive. continue to get better on offense, on spercial teams. i also think our defense just getting started, too. >> i black out during those moments. i get excited for the guys and their success and things they're going through, so when they have -- when they make great plays, i feel like i'm right there with them. when we fail, i'm right there with them, too. we're all in this together. sometimes i get a little overwhe overwhelmed. >> oakland raiders with a bye this week. return to action next sunday against the green bay packers. it that's all for sports. i'm dave feldman.
a new milestone for one of macro america's greatest eses esest . simone biles has more medals than any other gymnast ever. >> that's just the tip of the iceberg. here's nbc's molly hunter. >> simone biles. >> up to that top step for the gold medal ceremony. >> reporter: she's untouchable. no one can soar as high, leap as far, spin as many times or for that matter twist as many times. showing off her triple-double on the floor today. known as the biles 2. she now has four original skills named after her some of which the gymnastics federation hasn't valued as highly as she had hoped. >> dismount, we were a little bit disappointed with that. at the end of the day we can only control what we do, not what they do. >> perfect. >> wow. >> reporter: at 22 today in germany, she passed another milestone. sticking that landing, it's static, nabbing her 25th world
medal to become the most decorated world gymnast of all-time. >> very impressed with what i've been able to do especially after all these days of competition. keep the dice rolling basically and it's just -- it's insane. >> reporter: her mother tweeting encouragement yesterday. "just remember, just like practice. i love you." and she's not done yet. >> the only competition is herself s it's, like, how do you compete against yourself? you only just try to get better. that's what she's doing with these skills. >> reporter: her fans watching closely to see what the reigning queen does next. molly hunter, nbc news. london. >> of course, we're going to see a lot more of her next july. olympics from tokyo, japan, going to be right here on nbc bay area. maybe she will compete against herself. and win the gold and silver in the same event. we'll have to see. pope francis had people thinking he was blessing the new orleans saints today. turns out it was just a mistake on twitter. i can believe that. the pope tweeted, "praise the new catholic sa e
toy." but he used #saints. so all the football fans are thinking, oh, whoa, we got an edge on the competition. >> right, right. >> the tweet automatically added a fleur-de-lis next to it, happens to be the logo for the new orleans saints. >> an innocent mistake. >> he was just being -- talking about saints, like actual saints. the tweet got a lot of attention from fans, even some saints players. thought they had someone on their side. one of the linebackers posted this message in response. accidental bluffing might have worked because the saints actually did beat the jaguars 13-6. >> there you go. ay. no jokes about this one. the movie "joker" took the top spot at the weekend box office. the film almost didn't come out because of concerns over its violent themes. but that didn't stop audience members from filling up theaters to see it. film earned $55 million this weekend. the kid-friendly movie, "the addams family," this is a popular one, came in a strong
second place with $30.3 million. rounding out the weekend box office is "gemini man," stars will smith, it's about an assassin on the young -- on the run from his younger lf. >> you -- >> there you go. rob mayeda here now, whoa, that's a good stunt. >> that's a pretty good one. feel like i've seen the movie. >> only will smith can pull that off. >> yeah. he's beating himself up. go easy on it, will. >> rob mayeda talking about something that impacts every single person, pretty nice week. >> the forecast, moving forward, chilly temperatures start tomorrow morning. 40s and 50s. so you want a jacket for the morning but by the afternoon, still plenty warm inland. if you're in santa rosa, antioch, or morgan hill close to 80 tomorrow. similar to what we had today. san jose, 76. 60 san francisco. close to 70 in oakland. and trending a little bit warmer for tuesday. at least around san francisco. you'll notice for inland areas on wednesday, a few showers far north.
that is wednesday night. i think around mendocino county, we could see a few showers. maybe try to get into northern sonoma county. we'll look at that more closely as we approach the middle part of the week. two periods of breezy conditions right now. saying breezy as opposed to outright gusty like in the hills last week. next weekend, might see offshore winds sunday. we'll be watching that closely this time next weekend. >> all right, rob, thanks very much. coming up right now, nbc bay area's special on the loma prieta earthquake 30 years later. >> don't want to miss this. >> amazing. >> see you back here pat 11:00. announcer: time magazine reports: "the new american
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a major injury accident. >> i was getting ready to just see what it's like to die. >> 911 emergency. >> the bay bridge has collapsed on oakland side. >> it's almost as if nature has just reached up and grabbed a hold of humanity and shaken them around. >> san francisco bay area is as beautiful as any place in the world. and this jewel had been put through t