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ditch the shorts and grab the jacket we are going from summer to fall again. 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, he'll ask voters for even more new taxes? jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet. the scientific study spinning baseball in a whole new light. tonight we test it out. >> it may be clean but is it green? you may not be getting what you think. we'll tell you if your green product is hurting the environment. >> why red tape and bureaucracy is keeping an eagle scout in the making from simply doing a good deed.
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happening right now, a hell's angel is under arrest. tonight we are learning he could have been getting help from the other side of the law. santa clara police department arrested officer clay rojas. a five year veteran. he supplied the hell's angels with confidential information from the dmv. we don't know what the gang did with that information or what they used it for. this is believed to be an isolated incident. in a statement he says the remaining members of my department are hard working, ethical professionals. at this breach of the public's trust. investigators arrested a san jose woman. tomorrow on today in the bay we are expecting new information.
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his idea to add school benches benched, tables for the soccer field, tabled. a teen's eagle south project is running up against bureaucracy. he has the money, but doesn't have a union card. parents are saying are you kidding me about this. >> reporter: yeah, i know. this 13-year-old boy scout is not going to give up. he believes his eagle scout project will help the kids. his family will tell you it has not been easy. >> this is where i would put one bench because it is nice, between two trees. >> reporter: all this 13-year-old wants is a chance to do something good for others. >> i like this school and wanted to give back. >> reporter: he wants to build picnic tables and benches to
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help the children stay cool. >> i chose this area because it is shady. >> reporter: the school district is dealing with a very tight budget this boy scout thought it would be a perfect eagle scout project. everybody loved the idea, his parts and the pta. >> i was excited for him and the school. something they wanted done was going to happen. >> reporter: or so they thought. after the principal send an e-mail asking pr approval the proposal was rejecterejected. they said all eagle scout projects are being rejected because they are school union jobs. >> we are not going to let volunteers do anything because it will take a job. >> reporter: the school denied
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they rejected him. they are encouraging him to send in his plan. >> i think he is doing stuff that other 13-year-olds are not doing and can set a good example for other kids and adults. >> i thought it was dad and i had to find a new project. all my work might have not gone to waste. >> reporter: ryan's mom says she will file the official paperwork first thing tomorrow. we will see what happens. an ugly start to one of the prettiest musical festivals in the bay area. several workers suffered minor injuries setting up for the treasure island music festival. part of the stage collapsed. an investigation is underway. >> if your commute takes you
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across the san mateo bridge, the bridge fix is not over yet. a westbound lane. the damage was found during the scheduled inspection. that repair work will continue tomorrow. an independent panel will investigate the san bruno explosion. the gas line exploded and killed eight people. the california public utilities commission today approved a resolution appointing a five-member review panel to make recommendations to pg&e. giants fever. glowing tonight. >> the g-men headed to citizens bank park and a showdown with the phillies. despite the rain there, they are getting ready for this weekend's game one.
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raj mathai has the details. >> in the next 24 hours the playoff roster will be finalized, barry zito and aaron row and might not make the cut. straight from the airport to the ballpark. zito and rowand arriving for duty. the field was closed so they had optional batting practice in the indoor cages. here is the cause for concern. tim lincecum in good spirits before heading to fso. in the playoffs little things mushroom into bigger issues. lincecum's blister problems have resurfaced on his throwing hand. >> timmy is going to be fine. occasionally it comes up. he is set to take the ball.
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he has had to come up a few starts during the season, hasn't been an issue. >> we'll see saturday evening. game one at 5:00. this story keeps spreading. more than 100 years of baseball in question. a new study that suggests curveballs are an optical illusion. ph.d.s are making this claim. these researchers must never have played baseball. take it away. >> reporter: this is a question of physics so we came to the exploreatorium and talked to an expert. science is throwing a new spin on an old pitch. researchers are suggesting the sudden drop or break in a curveball only exists in the batter's mind. the study acknowledges curveballs curve, but the shift between the peripheral and
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central vision makes the ball seem to curve more sharply at the end of the path. >> this object is not moving but the ones in your peripheral vision are moving. >> reporter: david barker has heard this argument before. he put together an exhibit called the science of baseball. >> it is not an optical illusion. it is a real phenomenon. >> reporter: the illusion of a breaking curveball could be a phenomenon for less experienced batters. it is not likely experienced by players in the major or minor leagues. >> i know for a fact most pitchers, especially those who made it to the upper levels of the sport have what they call a break. >> even some nonprofessionals claim they can throw a curveball with a late break. we asked some of them to prove it to us in san francisco.
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these softball players claim they have been throwing curveballs that break for years. >> you can see the ball moving when you throw the ball and if you have played the game you see it move. >> i pitched in high school. that was my best pitch, a curveball. >> reporter: so the debate continues. the study appears in the journal of the public library of science. we posted a link at >> are you convinced. >> you are sitting here, optical illusion, are you sitting here? >> i'm over here. >> later in this newscast we check in with barry bonds. cure your headache? look to your stomach for answers. foods that are triggering your headache. >> sometimes it is that much better. >> i would pay extra.
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>> a green clean or marketing scheme. all natural and chemical free may not be that at all. learn how to spot the real green products you pay for. people didn't get to see this. >> surprise is revealed. what went on behind the scenes of the first ever "30 rock" live. good evening. no, your eyes are not deceiving you here. temperatures are dropping quickly. 50s and 60s coastline. we tell you about the changes in my seven-day forecast. not the
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ritual. according to a bunch of online questionnaires i'm a problem drinker. god i have a splitting headache! we placed the ritual. would you come over here, please? yes, thank you. thank >> five seconds. back. >> five, four, three -- [ jadwiga shouting in polish ] live lunacy from liz lemon and the gang. "30 rock" performs two live episodes tonight.
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mark berger is live at the real live 30 rock. hi, mark. >> reporter: hi, jessica. yes, it has been a very busy day at 30 rock. the real live 30 rock which hosts the fictional "30 rock." the cast and crew are out celebrating what was a very successful day for them. they not only had two live performances, but a dress rehearsal before that. this was a day unlike any other. >> does it seem weird in here to you? >> reporter: it was only 22 minutes of live television, but some long days to pull it off. >> everything looks like a mexican soap opera. >> it was a late, late night last night. i didn't sleep well but it has all been worth it today so far. >> the cast and crew knocked out the east coast performance without a hitch. >> even if we totally screw up on the west coast, we did it once. what do you want from us.
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>> they did change the song for the west coast and the hand transplant underwent a sex change between shows. matt damon was on hand as was julia louise-dreyfus. >> she was our first choice for liz because she is the best comedic actress. >> reporter: the cast was ready for more. >> yeah. it makes me want to do it again. >> yeah. >> like tomorrow. >> reporter: maybe not quite that soon. >> they probably need rest and recuperation before they try to rock the house one more time. live in new york, back to you. sarah palin who is no
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stranger to "snl" was stumping in san jose. she is on a three city swing. she spoke for the liberty and freedom foundation. that group believes there is a liberal agenda attacking america. >> i thank you for being here, being part of the solution. we can take it back. let it start here in california. november 2nd is right around the corner. god bless you california. >> republican senate nominee carly fiorina and gubernatorial cain meg whitman were invited to attend. cleaning products claiming to be natural popped up all over store shelves. how do you know if it is risk free and not just a green ploy to make more green?
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nbc bay area's liz crenshaw investigates. >> natural. pure. >> some is just a higher price. >> i would pay extra for it. >> does the word natural atrack you to a product for any reason. >> definitely. >> why would you be attracted to it? >> it doesn't have athings adde. >> the word is not defined. >> anyone can use the word. >> the natural products association decided to try to clean up the natural cleaning aisle by writing its own definition. the nonprofit npa serves as a third party and set strict standards. if that product meets the standards it gets a special seal. >> we want to make sure it has meaning. it has to have a standard to
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back that up. >> the npa's criteria, 95% of the product must contain natural ingredients excluding water. the products cannot contain ingredients with a potential health risk and prohibits animal testing beyond regulatory requirements. the package must be biodegradable. if you looked at this whole aisle and everyone wanted your seal, how many would get the seal today? >> i would say less than 50%. >> companies are not required to name all the ingredients. the national products association requires full disclosure and wants to get rid of ingredients that are not truly natural. >> propelyneglycol.
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>> 60% of the company's line must be natural to receive the seal. >> it is $500. it covers you for two years. it is like an irs audit. >> clorox green products is the first to receive the seal. >> we feel comfortable about what our seal represents. >> liz crenshaw for nbc news. >> time now to turn to the weather. >> yes. >> get the jackets. >> yes. >> a little bit of layers here. we have the stamp of approval. a lot of you sick of this hot weather. four days of record setting temperatures. five to ten degrees cooler across the bay area. all it took was a westerly wind. current temperatures in the '50s
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in navado. it is feeling chilly out there for you at this hour. for the morning we are going to have some fog at the coastline. most of us will remain clear. friday cooling for the coastline. for everyone marked differences as we head into the weekend. the thing that spurred this onshore flow is this frontal system sitting out here. cloud cover is pushing in. no rainfall from this for us. there are some cumulus clouds. a second system out here for sunday will give additional cooling on sunday and potentially a few sprinkles. not a big rain maker but something to light up the radar. 80s inland. by the weekend 70s inland.
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7:00 a.m. upper 50s, 10:00 a.m. low 70s across the east bay. starting off tomorrow with upper 50s. finally in the north bay. 59 in san francisco, 62 in redwood city, santa cruz with 51 for tomorrow. it is friday, folks. 89 in morgan hill, 90 in evergreen, 89 in dublin. low to mid 80s from palo alto to san mateo. 82 in oakland. 87 in concord, 87 in napa and more mid 80s for the north bay. morning time on the weather channel for cable. the seven-day forecast. temperatures continue to drop. sunday low 70s inland, 50s at the coastline. as the giants arrive back here at home next week well, the weather should be nice. as raj will be talking about the
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eight cheeses cause headaches. nuts like peanuts are associated with head pain. if you like martinis, you might want to avoid the extra olive. what do these foods have in column? tiramine, a substance linked to foods that caused headaches. you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs.
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she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth"
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good evening again. playoff hype is in full swing. all sorts of familiar faces coming out of the woodwork. >> i was trying to tell people, i don't really have fans in san francisco. i have family. that is my family. so if you think i'm going for philadelphia, forget it. i never go out without my people. i'm a giant for life. i love you. much love to san francisco and i hope you beat the [ bleep ]. >> yes, sir. that is what is up, barry. >> he never smiled when i
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interviewed him like that. he hardly ever talked to me. 46-year-old barry bonds, tmz style in southern california. i love that interview. the current day giants, hello to tim lincecum. met at the ballpark. aubrey huff. how much are those sunglasses, $200? >> at least. >> tonight in philadelphia, pouring rain. the giant had an optional battling practice in the indoor cages. we had a post practice interview set up with aaron rowand but he changed his mind. he spent nine years in philadelphia. >> pat burrell this morning when i turned the tv on, to be the
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best you have to beat the best. >> this is what you sign up for. in order to be the best you have to beat the best. >> that is one of my slogans. ric flair. >> are you ready for the big win. the winless 49ers are 6 1/2 point favorites to beat the raiders. the raiders likely to be without their starting quarterback bruce gradkows gradkowski, hurt his shoulder last sunday and hasn't practiced all week. jason campbell will likely start. tiger woods is not here. look at those pants. john daley, the pga tour. great course. the first round leader is rocco mediate. the men's and women's tour are here. the women in the east bay. black hawk country club. this shot belongs to paula
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kremer. nice shot by the defending u.s. open champion. sets up an easy birdie. paula creamer will drop off her trophy. brittany lincecum, no relation is the first round leader. eight years ago tonight, what were you doing? a goo chance you or one of your neighbors were screaming. [ whitman ] they say california can't be governed anymore. i say baloney.
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ultimately there was heartbreak but eight years ago on this very night there was joy. october 14, 2002, kenny lofton -- great video here. kenny lofton was the hero. bottom of the ninth, delivers the game-winning run. the giants beat the st. louis cardinals to advance to the world series back in 2002. we reeked of champagne that night. >> it is a harbinger of things to come. >> repeat! >> thanks for choosing nbc bay
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area news tonight. >> see you tomorrow. bye-bye. from "dancing w


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