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responsibility, you go around the state saying employers must be accountable for hiring unlawful people. >> the debate heats up how much meg whitman knew about her maid's immigration status and whitman placing blame on jerry brown. coming up. first, the suspense is growing in san francisco as giants are pushed to the brink in the race for the playoffs. the moment fans realized today would not be the day for a celebration. giants lost to the padres, 4-2. we have team coverage now. those fans' anticipation might just be turning into desperation at this point. and on the field with news giants might be celebrating with the padres. hello, raj. >> reporter: there's all sorts of scenarios, as bad and poorly they played, they could still
clench a playoff berth tomorrow before they play at 1 cloak. it's all confusing. bottom line, giants need to win for them to get in and feel better about going into the postseason. let's show you what happened here at at&t park. a wild scene, 42,000 screaming fans, giants and padres, the lead man from journey from years past, steve perry trying to get the party started. barry zito took them out tonight. a big pitcher, especially in playoff type atmospheres. but zito did not have his good stuff. walked two consecutive batters and padres had a consecutive lead before he even knew it. one of zito's worst performances of his career. giants had an opportunity to win the game and tie it but fall short, jose guillen with a game ending double play.
keep in mind, giants lead everyone on the planet with double plays this season san diego wins it 4-2, the final. let's take you inside the giants' clubhouse. coming into the series, we knew we had to pick one and now coming down to the last game. unfortunately i couldn't put it away today. >> we've gone through ups and downs. we've been battling all year and have to get the job done tomorrow. >> reporter: last night, giants lose to padres, this afternoon, lose to padres. tomorrow, we'll see what happens. if they beat the padres tomorrow, they will be champions of their division. it relies heavily what the atlanta braves do tomorrow. if braves lose tomorrow morning, giants are guaranteed of a playoff spot. get back to zito. a shame for zito. a big game pitcher.
we have seen him celebrate so many times for as and so much success for as and why giants wanted him here. today was a great time for zito to erase all the horrible memory is an giants uniform. four frustrating seasons with giants and could have erased all that bitterness with a good performance and does not. you figure fans will continue to harp on barry zito, the most expensive giants player in team history. we'll see what happens with zito, if they win and if he's included in the rotation. i don't think that will happen. >> let's bring in bob. fans are getting a little stressed out by now. i am, anyway. >> reporter: dianne, most of the fans went back home to sleep off what is starting to feel like a bad dream, not far from what i am feeling at mccovey cove, a
vendor selling hope. giant league west champion t-shirts. not many fans buying them, perhaps not wanting to jinx tomorrow's game. coming into this weekend, fans were confident, all they had to do was win one game against padres. and their hopes are fizzling and giants seemed to rally in the bottom of the ninth. missed n't happen, two chances and fans are still remarkably upbeat. >> the padres are living some sort of fantasy right now. that agency all rig that's all right, but a tomorrow's the giant's day. >> we were hoping they would clench it and tomorrow they will do good. they fell apart today and that's okay. they will do it tomorrow. >> there you go, at&t park,
expect a full capacity crowd tomorrow. last time we checked the giant's website, still single seats available and believe it will be sold out. stub hub and craig's list are selling tickets ranging in price from 75 to $500. reporting live, bob redell. >> thank you, bob. you can go to our website and find the latest on the team. if you have questions about what scenarios might play out the next several days, we have that information. we have three scenarios. giants win tomorrow, win any nl west. braves lose today, giants win the wildcard spot. if giants lose and braves win tomorrow, the third scenario, we end up in a three way tie and have a game breaker and one game loser goes to atlanta for the
wildcard spot. confused? we have all of it on our website. with a month to go before the election and with the controversy still fresh about meg whitman's illegal housekeeper, today's debate between meg whitman and jerry brown was different than a week ago. let's say it got personal. >> hello, diane, the broadcast of the debate on univision was meant to bring a large audience of spanish speaking people, their aim to attract new voters. much of the debate centered on this week's controversy of whitman's employment of an undocumented worker for nine years. whitman claims she was fired immediately after she told them in twun june of 2009 she was in country illegally. she claims she had no prior knowledge of her immigration
status and pointed the finger at jerry brown and saying he is responsible for this political circus. brown fired back and said whitman should stand on her own two feet and take responsibility. [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: this debate was at times tense, moments the two candidates turned away from the audience instead of facing each other, and a stark contrast from tuesday. and the two candidates did answer a lot of questions about immigration reform, education, health care and the state's water issues. bay area news. >> that was where jerry brown was saying meg whitman needs to take responsibility and meg whitman was blaming jerry brown in the sound we did not hear? >> reporter: correct. back and forth about 10 minutes on that very issue.
>> thanks a lot. nbc bay area will be hosting a final governor's debate on october 12th. at 6:30, moderated by tom brokaw. host analysis at 7:30. we'll be streaming it live on nbc bay area.com and sound debate as well at 11:00. coming up next at 6:00, potential travel alerts for americans. >> we have a lot of fog out there. showers all around us. our forecast coming up in a bit. >> what do you tell a cancer patient that's dying, supposed to die? you will tell them, no, you can't do it? supposed to be dead. >> a real life "ironman," how a california man went from chemotherapy to competing in one of the most strenuous competitions in the world in less than a year.
meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter?
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a european travel warning could come from the united states as soon as tomorrow. the state department is evaluating whether to tell americans to be cautious as they travel to europe because of new threats from al qaeda. officials did not reveal any specific targets at this point but there are reports focusing on london and paris as primary concerns. a warning destination would be difficult for tourism and study abroad programs because of liability concerns. in mexico, police are searching for a group of 20 tourists after an armed dang purportedly kidnapped them. they were kidnapped in the resort town of ack -- ack ca pollco on thursday. police gave no indication the
kidnapping was tied to drug trafficking. a vote won't come for merely a week. rank and file lawmakers are expected to vote on a plan thursday and if approved, goes to the dprgovernor. very few details are released and does not include new taxes, spending cuts and optimistic financial projections to close the $19 billion budget gap. reaction is about what you would expect. >> it's about time. >> i cannot believe they are this late with the budget and they're supposed to be running the corporation in california. you rely on them to pass it on time. >> this is the longest california has ever gone without a budget. if the deal passes thursday, it will be officially 99 days late. coming up next, an air show mishap that forced homes to be
people in one san diego neighborhood had quite a scare today when a heavy rubber refueling hose fell off a jet and landed near a house. it detached from a c cargo plane. it's not clear if it was in the middle of a refueling went the accident happened. san diego hosted an air show and the hose caused damage to the roof of the house and did spill
fuel. no one was hurt. had to be kind of weird. completing an "ironman" tri-@lan is an impressive feet for anyone but one man that is competing next weekend, as reported, some thought he wouldn't even be alive today. >> the first thing to go is a big muscle. >> reporter: at an hour in the morning most college students would rather not think about, there's one 30-year-old freshman who can't afford to sleep in. >> this is nuts. 112 miles to bike next weekend. i will be ready for it. >> reporter: what makes that even more remarkable. less than a year ago, clayton could barely get out of bed. he had been in remission for test ticular cancer when doctor told him the therapy hadn't worked. >> ahead a tumor the size of a baseball on my neck that popped up o i nowhe.went went to the er and found out i
was stage 4 terminal. >> reporter: doctors said his survival chance was 60% and may only have four months. >> without effective therapy and without a little bit of good fortune, he certainly could have succumbed to this cancer. >> reporter: the appropriate treatment turned out to be two of the most doses of chemotherapy a human being can endure and transplant of his own stem cells. >> painful but not the end of the world. >> reporter: and not the end of clayton by far. >> what do you tell a cancer patient that's dying, tell him, no, he can't do it? he's supposed to be dead. >> reporter: he didn't even wait to get out of the hospital. >> i can honestly say in my 25 years as oncologist, i've never seen anyone train for triathlon during a transplant. he is a remarkable guy. >> reporter: within six months of the transplant he trained for and competed in a tri@that lon.
he wasn't done. next week, he will compete in one of the most strenuous competitions in the world, the "ironman" championships. >> this is for everyone in the world, just to prove anything is possible. >> reporter: of that, clayton is living proof. >> reporting to us from san diego. that is impressive. i've always wanted to run a marathon and it's beyond me and accept the fact it's not going to happen. perhaps a 5k, i don't know. i'm starting small. >> we won't see you at the rocking marathon tomorrow? >> no. >> will it be good weather? >> yes. rather cool. highs today, we reached 77 and 65 in san francisco, almost 90 out to the east bay inland valleys and concorde and discovery bay right at 90 degrees. outside, a whole different story. a lot of fog at the golden gate.
you will get drizzle as well. be prepared tonight and early tomorrow morning. windshield wipers going. great shot across the bay and san francisco. clouds everywhere. high, hmid and low level clouds. across the sunol grade and ebay a eastbound area. we'll cool off in this 50s. already at 56en san francis ein. and we're in 70s right now. weather headlines, 50s with us for overnight lows, a lot of cloud cover and keep you updated. across the sierra, thunderstorms firing up now and tonight and tomorrow. planning a trip, look at that
line. we have plenty of lightning strikes over the past hour and severe weather. close to northern napa county ands soso soso so andsononoma county and bakersfield, showers and thunderstorms there and most stays in the central valley. we will get plenty of cloud cover and lightning strikes from you se yosemite to lake tahoe and across the south and north end of the bay tonight and tomorrow. this area of low pressure sitting here in a count counterclockwise direction. and as we go through monday and tuesday, sunshine and wednesday, another thunderstorm right at us.
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whuds hundreds of seniors received flu shots today and didn't have to leave their cars. organizers say it was a big hit. >> they actually liked it very much. they enjoyed it. they can go in and out and that's it. they don't really have to fall in line, just have to fill out the paperwork. they're pretty happy about it. >> getting protection against the flu is important for senior
citizens. thousands of elderly people die each year from the flu. we want to go back to at&t park and check in with raj . >> reporter: forget padres, giants, all about the atlanta braves tomorrow. live from the ballpark. and shipped jobs to china. china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go. [ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products "made in china." 30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message.
we are live at at&t park. a couple things you need to know right away. if the atlanta braves lose tomorrow morning against the philadelphia phillies, giants are guarantees of a playoff. not that surprising, giants are struggling with the padres. this season, padres have beaten giants 12 times. numbers don't lie. what happened today? a few different things.
giants not time lin their offense and barry zito was not cooperating in terms of his performance. 32,000 fans, a sell-out. the hot ticket. the giants haven't been to the post sense since 2003. we'll pick it up with barry zito, $126,man, four years of painful memory, could have redeemed himself, he does not. he was lousy today. for the most part, walk scott harrisston here and bases loaded. buster posey, two men on base, a questionable call. bruce bouchie didn't like the cal, really, probably just spark the theme, he gets ejected. bottom of the ninth inning, giants make a spirited comeback. pat burrell scores.
giants trailing. jose guillen with another double play for giants, this ends the game and kills the rally. bottom line, giants lose the game, 4-2 to san diego. let's bring in nbc's laura behnke, here at the ballpark with us. i didn't think i would say this about the giants squad and seem to be collapsing under the pressure and seem very tense. >> reporter: the theme floating around the clubhouse was being loose, something the players readily admitted the had not been and showed up on the scoreboard. barry zito says it's how to find fun again and the man in charge to bring it back, sanchez with a good e.r.a. in his last six starts and one reason his
teammates are feeling good. >> jonathan will be on the mound and we will be aggressive. and be positive. >> you can't look at it like, you know, six months of baseball comes down to one game. i think that's going to be -- you just can't put it on your back. you go out and play loose and let your talent come through and play loose is the way the teams get done, you know, during the season and postseason. >> you obviously want to do it the first night when they get into town. this game is so crazy, the way the baseball gods conjure it up. >> reporter: the giants season is not over if they lose tomorrow. there will be a tiebreaker monday. the players are very vocal and want it to end tomorrow. for one good reason, the fans are as loud as any you hear in the major league and something the players live for and want to return the favor with the
division crown tomorrow. raj. >> reporter: laura behnke rep t reporting for us at the ballpark. bottom line, if braves lose tomorrow morning, giants are in. they have to figure out if they're a wild-card team or divisional title. if braves win tomorrow, several different scenarios leading to monday and tuesday. in hose, the big game, ninth ranked stanford at fourth ranked oregon in the second quarter, stanford leading oregon, 28-17. >> 28-17, that is huge news out of stanford. i have someone in my household talking a lot about stanford these days. thanks for checking in. we'll see you back at 11:00. your fantasy team against 500 million users .. we'll head into space to find proof of another solar system .. technology goes underwater to