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why it could be dangerous. next at 11:00. brown took on wall street banks, mortgage scammers and public officials stealing from taxpayers. at this stage in his life, jerry brown has the independence to make the tough decisions california needs. as governor i'll cap government salaries and pensions. on the budget, we have to face reality. make do with what we have. and no taxes without voter approval. jerry brown, knowledge and know-how we can trust. i guess i like fighting and showing that girls can do it, too. >> not just for boys anymore. young women inhe t bay area finding the fighter within. and the giants have won the series! >> the closer seals the deal. the giants celebrating tonight. now just one team away from the world's series. from atlanta to the bay area, there are lots of smiles and cheers. good evening, everyone.
i'm jessica aguirre. and i'm lisa teague. the giants beat the braves tonight and that puts them one step away from the world series. >> we all went together. [ yells and cheers ] >> oh, yes, celebrations are under way tonight both in the locker room and here in the bay area. the giants win 2-1 in the series. this is the fifth time in franchise history. laura banke is in atlanta with$$ but right now we're here with gary. >> nowadays, anything goes. the giants' e e e e e e e e e e contagious. [ yelling and cheering ]
>> you can't be in atlanta with the team? no problem, you hang out near the ballpark at one of the many restaurants like$5 celebrate wi. it's a special time when the team can be in the bay area. brooks conrad was the guy who km$k yesterday and was benched tonight.$o$o fo? would you believe cody ross? ross is one of the newest members of the team. they acquired him off waiver. not many teams even wanted him. this was back in august. but ross leads$a win. so how widespread was the champagne celebration in the clubhouse? here's an indicator. if our reporter laura banke was wearing a hat, that means she was drenched. >> raj, the giants are on to the
playof playoffs, the first in eight years. he pleaded, don't waste the beer, waste the champagne. plenty of beer and champagne being wasted tonight. that's what you get when you endure torture. >> because why? because we won, baby! >> it's the torture they were talking about earlier, right? it's going to make it all the more meaningful, it makes it more special, i think. >> it's just a great feeling. obviously, coming in here and beating a team with the home field advantage, that's just a great team over there and it was a hard fought series. >> as wild as it was in the clubhouse, the players couldn't help but wonder what's going on in san francisco right now. ryan wilson summed it up by saying, i hope it's a chaos fest within reason. we're going to head back into the clubhouse for more with the champs. bay area sports. >> thank you, laura, wearing a hat and raincoat inside the
clubhouse. the party here is in full swing, but the party on that giants' flight home as we speak should be memorable. they're expected to arrive at s sfo close to 3:00 a.m. so what's next? pack your bags. >> don't miss our giants coverage on line. just click the giants speaker tab at the top of the page. you'll get coverage you can only get from the home of the giants. chief meteorologist joins us live now with the warning and the warming trend. jeff? >> that's right, jessica. this event is going to be lasting through wednesday for parts of t bay area which got cranked up today. it will, of course, be with us tomorrow with itsof region of hh pressure building along the coastline. in fact, our fire warning continues to be in effect for the north bay hills with
hudity expected to be 10 to 15%. as we head into tomorrow, extremely and dangerously low. and the east bay hills, one of my biggest concerns is winds could gust up to 30 miles an hour, and in the south bay where humidity will be in the single digits. we'll have a heat wave watch here for san francisco. while temperatures haven't been hot nter in the last month or t, it's just a reminder this is unseasonably h this time of year for san francisco. we're starting with milds in the upper 60s and 70s. by t10:00 a.m., the east bay wl be in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. also we have that debate tomorrow. we have more coming up. decision 2010 and a big decision on the ballot that affects women in the east bay. rapes, robberies, domestic abuse, three of the biggest crimes plaguing oakland. but now a plan that would help
curb crime against women. barry -- cheryl hurd says measure bb has people talking. cheryl? >> women who live here in oakland are paying close attention because some people are calling it the crime fighting bill. >> at the moment, i feel safe. >> reporter: but safety is a major issue for kathy who has lived in oakland for five years. >> i'm a homeowner, and it would help my immediate neighborhood and probably all of oakland to have more police available. >> reporter: police staffing a major issue for oakland. some believe measure bb is the answer to put more cops on the street. betsy king says it's tied to programs that are working to stop bloodshed on the streets of oakland. >> if measure bb doesn't pass, this program and many other really excellent programs will have to end.
>> reporter: bb is a revision of measure y, a taxpayer initiative that brings in $20 million a year. those in favor of it say it will bring 63 oakland cops back to the force and allow some 60 anti-violence programs previously funded by measure y, programs like street outreach. >> when there is eye shooting in oakland, we're in the hospitals, we're in the neighborhoods. >> there is a program like this in 46 cities around the u.s. this young man is a former gang member. street outreach reached out and pulled him out of the darkness into the light. >> they helped me out, found me a job. i recently had a baby. >> reporter: success stories that made kathy and her roommate feel there are answers for the crime problem on the streets of oakland. opponents of measure bb say they're not sure it's going to work. it is a revision of measure y and they're not happy with
measure y. reporting live in oakland, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. a gubernatorial debate comes to the area tomorrow night. tom brokaw will moderate the event between meg whitman and jerry brown. they give us a sample of some of the questions the candidates might face tomorrow. >> reporter: tom brokaw arrived in san rafael today with a broken foot but his spirit intact. >> i was in a bar in tie beer ya the other night, and some st. mary students were making fun of the dominican and i had to kick their fanniefannies on the way . the bookends of my life beginning in 1966 and coming now to cover this campaign. >> reporter: brokaw says he has personally known every
california governor since 1966. california politics are a passion of his. >> jerry brown is an interesting candidate and meg whitman is a billionaire spending $120 million. these are elements of great stories. >> reporter: but how will they stand up in tomorrow's debate, and how will brokaw keep them on point? that's what fairfax resident paul steinman wants to know. >> what drives me crazy is unresponsiveness. is there any way of asking a question, and when the answer does not respond, say, i'm sorry, you didn't answer my question. let me repeat it. >> i try to frame the questions in such a way that there is not an easy escape route. >> reporter: and no doubt many of the top questions will be on the economy. it's the most important issue for dominican student michael wells. aut . >> i've got to get a job. for everybody, it sounds like the economy is the biggest
thing. >> reporter: voters are looking for the candidate who can lead the state in a new direction. >> our political system allows us to try to find a way to move forward together. this debate tonight will be, in this election year, i think a pretty important part of that. >> r worr:thtel atil be meg whitman or jerry brown? we'll be closer to finding out tomorrow night. tom sinkovitz, nbc bay area. >> and you can watch the debate tomorrow night right here at 6:30. we have pre-debate coverage beginning at 6:00 with in-depth analysis at 6:30. we'll stream on line at nbcbayarea.com. why would anyone velcro 14 birds to his legs? meet the crooks and a captore. >> it's really fun. you'll get hurt a couple times, but it's really worth it. >> rough and tumble.
not just for boys anymore. these girls take girl power to a whole new level. and weighing technology like you've never seen before. it's the car that drives itselfb goodse evening. m chief meteorologist jeff o'leary. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. let's look at tomorrow as well. it's going to warm up quickly. temperatures already in the mid-730s mid-70s in the south bay. we have some big changes coming up. [ male announcer ] taxes. so who called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip off?" jerry brown. who raised the gas tax as governor, and pushed for higher sales taxes? jerry brown. who tried five times to raise property taxes in oakland? jerry brown. who supported higher statewide income taxes? jerry brown. and who says, if elected,
it wasn't that long agatha women were denied equal access in sports, but channel 9 changed that. but there's still more room to break new ground. some young women are proving that full-fisted combat isn't just for boys anymore. >> reporter: for decades, the boxing gym has been a haven of te testosterone for young men training to be champions. >> hold it back on your right. >> barney flores has been training boxers for 40 years and admits to being blind-sided to the number of girls taking up the sport. >> it's really fun. you'll get hurt a couple times, but it's really worth it. >> reporter: sugar and spice, left and right. every punch with bad intentions.
>> keep her in the middle of the ring, okay? >> ramirez's mother saw her breaking down emotionally after the death of a loved one. a year and a half later, the last girl she fought in her weight class? >> i beat her in 44 seconds. >> they say i hit hard, but i don't know, i don't like showing off. >> reporter: humility aside, jessica fentues does box hard. >> i guess i like fighting and showing girls can do it, too. >> boxing, you have to have it in your heart and in your mind. >> reporter: a toughness flores says his fighters carry with them when they leave. they know how to get up and get knocked right back down. the 2012 olympics will
feature women's boxing for the first time in olympic history. remember that man at l.a.x. who tried to smuggle birds by tying them to his leg? that photo went viral, but what you haven't seen is how agents caught him and what they went through to get those birds off his legs. all in a day's work when you're tracking animal smugglers, and we have this exclusive report. >> reporter: l.a.x. is one of the busiest airports in the world for traveling and smuggli smuggling. drugs, animals, live animals. this is a passenger who thought he had a leg up on the authorities until witnesses saw feathers and bird poop on his shoes. a man had 14 songbirds strapped to his legs. >> they were hanging like christmas ornaments on his legs, just free hanging, just swinging along there. >> reporter: and skbrus like
broken ornaments, agents had to carefully remove the birds without harming them. this is the forever seen video of the songbirds. agents wore bio hazardous suits because of the fear of disease. >> the birds tied to his legs were quiet on the long overseas journey because it was dark under his pants. but agents say when they lifted up his pants legs, the birds started singing. >> reporter: agents started tracking the bird man a year earlier when he abandoned a suitcase full of birds at l.a.x. >> so this was one of the suitcases that was used to bring in the birds. >> reporter: a suitcase with compartments and ventilation holes. >> he got scared and left them at the airport in the suitcase and abandoned it. took his name tag off and thought he would get away with it, but we were able to track it to him. >> so when dom tried to track
birds again to the u.s., this time authorities were waiting for him. >> we actually have a handful of individuals which are on our list of most wanted smugglers. >> reporter: joe johns is the assistant u.s. attorney who heads up the violent crimes unit in los angeles. >> let's face it, if it has fur, feathers, wings, scales, gills or fangs, there is someone out there who wants to collect it, wear it or eat it. >> reporter: in this case, the birds were attractive because of its song. agents arrested sonny dong and the man they called duck lee. >> we took out a distribution wing. >> reporter: lee was selling the birds at chinese markets for 3 or $4 a bird. they were convicted of felony
smuggling and sentenced to three to six years in prison. the few that survived can be found singing at the san diego zoo. part of the restitution that dong and lee were ordered to pay goes toward caring for the birds, kind of like a nest egg. >> that was anna garcia with our los angeles station. interpol estimates that animal smuggling is a big business on the black market. >> birds on your pant leg? that's really weird. so tomorrow it's going to be really, really hot. >> yes. red flag fire warning, and as we get to the weekend, it will be singing to a different tune. always looking for the transition. today's high, we did have some records out there with 89 in napa, 90 in san rafael, 90 in santa rosa and the san francisco airport, 88. not too many triple digits out
here through northern california. san francisco right now clear toward the san fernando mountains, looking toward the bay bridge. humidity also low for this time of the night at 34%. still holding onto 70 which is where we should be for a daytime high in san francisco. we have a fire warning. that's in effect until 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the biggest concerns continue to be the east bay hills where winds could gust to 30 miles per hour tomorrow and humidity in the single digits and also in the teens as well. holding onto that heat, 68 in santa rosa. we're calling for rain all the way down the peninsula where 76 is your current temperature in livermore. very, very uncomfortable for you as we head out tonight. very breezy for you tomorrow morning. red flag fire warning in effect with those breezy winds. the temperature will take a plummet here where we're looking at a potential of 60s.
high pressure has advanced into just the right spot here to continue to drive these northerly dry winds with a slight offshore component to help keep it hot again for tomorrow with plenty of 90s and also that high fire danger. then as we head toward wednesday, that's when things will start to switch and we'll see some cooling at the coastline and that's going to start the trend of everybody cooling off. but again, it's going to start cooling off with the low 60s by 10:00 a.m. and then in the 70s for the east bay. you won't need a jacket as most of us will start in the 60s and 70s in the bay hill area. temperatures in the low 90s here for livermore, dublin 98. not much relief for the peninsula with upper 80s to near 90 degrees. take frequent breaks if you are headed outdoors. it is hot at least for this time of year for our standards here in the bay area.
for the north bay, mid to upper 90s for that pre-debate weather that we do have happening tomorrow in the north bay. the forecast takes a drastic turn from friday to saturday. we'll go from the 90s to temperatures in the 60s on sunday. sdplz that mu >> that much of a drop? >> yes. don't put your jacketsaway. leave them close by. >> everything has to be out. >> lately it seems like it. stomp s sitrelax, enjoy the ride because the car will drive itself. and says no new taxes without voter approval. meg whitman -- her nose just keeps on growing and growing.
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doesn't cover my kid's pediatrician. which is not cool. she was so fantastic. she had this sock puppet that she would use to explain exactly what she was doing and why she was doing it. i just wish there was someone to explain to me how i'm going to find another doctor like that. [ male announcer ] we know a good doctor is hard to find. hwe e f so olamee tthes rgwe or twn ne ifoksli caiarn [ male announcer ] we know a good doctor is hard to find. so you can choose one that's rig fht you. blue shield. meg whitman is lying about jerry brown again...on taxes again. newspapers have called many of her ads untrue. fact: jerry brown cut taxes by $4 billion and says no new taxes without voter approval. but meg whitman's nose just keeps growing by the millions.
imagine having a car that could drive itself. google has been road testing seven robot cars that steer, stop and start without a driver. a backup driver is always behind the wheel just in case, though. they use video cameras, radar sensors and lasers to detect other cars. robot drivers react faster than humans and do not get distracted, sleepy or intoxicated. >> or have road rage, right? >> so no one is driving that car? >> no. >> seriously? check out the google car. it's amazing. giants and atlanta back to the clubhouse. are you ready for the phillies? laura banke drenched in a raincoat there. tell you what's happening with the phillies and, my goodness,
the national media already falling in love with this giants team, and why not? . the giants are young, they're fresh and painfully entertaining. they did it tonight. you know the drill. in atlanta, all those tomahawk chops. not surprisingly, though, it came down to the final few innings. brian mccann, the all star from the atlanta braves, the home run off the rookie madison b bumgardner and atlanta had a
two-run lead. not too long, though. the game-winning run, pat burrough was out of the play. the giants had a 2-3 lead. the braves had two runners on base in the bottom of the ninth, but the bearded one -- who is the bearded one? >> brian wilson. >> brian wilson. very good. he slammed the door shut and that is it. a nice celebration on the field. giants win it 3-2. nbc's laura banke well prepared, if we don't say so ourselves. she got doused with beer and champagne. she dons the hat and reports from atlanta. >> there must be something about turner field. the last time the giants clinched it, it was back here in 2002. eight years later, they've done it again and all it took was three runs in four-run games. but if it means more than four teams remaining in baseball, it's all worth it.
>> pretty cool. it's a good feeling. it's a good feeling. we're not done, though. we still got work to do. >> we have a great group of guys and guys who care about winning, and we've been through a lot, and to come out here and do what we've done, i couldn't be happier for the group. >> you know, we've waited ten years to get thin this position. it won't be enough unless we win it all now. >> they held off on celebration for a minute in order to stay on the field to honor bobby cox as he wraps up his career. it was important to be able to honor a future hall of famer. the giants are now headed back home. they'll arrive in the wee hours of the morning. laura banke, nbc bay area sports. beer is good for your hair, right? >> it is.
>> and this, nice gesture by the giants for bobby cox following the game. they stayed on the field and tipped their hats to the 69-year-old manager, his last game in baseball. so what now? the giants will clearly be the underdogs. games one and two saturday and sunday in philadelphia, games three, four and five in san francisco next tuesday, wednesday and thursday. the phillies are real good. when we return, does it get any stranger with the 49ers? a text message from the ow d quaaerback headache for the head coach. stick around. ["knock on wood" playing] every five minutes, chase pays for someone's
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