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a bay area tea party rally billed as a major event drew far fewer people than many expected today. we'll have a live report on what that could mean come election day. straight ahead. political heavyweights, an event from boston l.a., we'll show you whose comments are stirring up the most debate. and the new push to create a new san francisco neighborhood? we'll show you. the old saying, feed a fever takes on new meaning for the giants playoffs today. the bay area at 5:00 starts right now.
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good evening, i'm diane dwyer, the tea party movement held a rally in pleasanton this afternoon, saying in advance it would draw more than 10,000 people and be the largest turnout to date in california for the movement. that didn't quite turn out to be the case, kimberly terry is at the fair grounds in alameda, pleasanton with a look for us. >> reporter: this is one of the final get togethers for the tea party members prior to the november election, you're right, diane, organizers were expecting a much bigger crowd here, some estimates, you mentioned, there's another estimate that 20,000 people would be here. they didn't get those numbers, but they did get people here who say they're spirited and in agreement when it comes to what they are looking for, that is a return to conservative values in america. tea party backed candidates were invited to address the crowd including secretary of state and
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also state controller just to name a few. high profile candidates did not show up here, including republican candidates for governor and senate meg whitman and carly fiorina. they were not here, however, their campaigns set up informational booths. people who were in attendance liked what the candidates had to say and hope to see major changes in the government come 2011. >> we're going to be able to do some work have some changes can going on. >> i think we're going to have a big event. >> we're going to have a major event if the tea party roots get in there, like sarah palin did turn america around like it should be. >> members of the tea party we talked to today say despite the turnout, that their numbers -- they hope the momentum comes from events like this, will carry them through election day. despite some criticism, the tea party is one that is strong and here to stay well beyond november second. the crowd has shrunk quite a bit
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since most of the major candidates expected here spoke earlier this afternoon. none of the major candidates for governor or senate were here, but other state offices, the candidates did speak earlier, the event, however, does go on until 6:00 here at the alameda county fair grounds. live in pleasanton, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. election day is a little more than two weeks away, both sides are working overtime to win votes. you may be surprised what john mccain had to say about one of his colleagues in the senate this afternoon, during a campaign stop in california. brian mooar has a look. >> reporter: with washington's balance of power up for grabs in just over two weeks, both parties have their heaviest hitters on the campaign trail this weekend. before a veteran's group in san diego, john mccain stumped for his former presidential campaign adviser, california's senate hopeful carly fiorina. >> barbara boxer is the most
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bitterly partisan, anti-defense senator in the united states senate today, i know that, because i've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her. >> reporter: together they opened fire on incumbent democratic senator barbara boxer. >> barbara boxer has not served the people of california, and we must hold her accountable on november 2nd. >> president obama was in massachusetts to help out governor deval patrick. >> that's why you need to help guard the change that you helped deliver in 2006, by giving deval patrick four more years. >> the president was also there to raise an estimated half million dollars for democratic senate candidates. >> in florida, former new york mayor rudy giuliani stood behind marco rubio. >> president obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid have taken us in a direction so far to the left that i can't even recognize some
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of the things we're doing any more. >> rubio has a strong lead over republican turned independent charlie crist. but front liners and underdogs, democrats and republicans alike all know a lot can happen between now and election day. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. speaking of some big political names, the clintons are in the bay area this weekend. bill clinton is due to lead a rally for jerry brown and gavin newsom tomorrow at san jose state university. he's also scheduled to be at a fund-raiser tomorrow. yesterday hillary clinton gave a speech in san francisco to the commonwealth club. she wasn't campaigning, though, rather talking about how technology is changing a world and the bay area is leading the way. hundreds of emergency volunteers from across san francisco came together today to practice what they've learned. the volunteers spent three hours practicing skills such as search and rescue, caring for injured victims and setting up staging
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areas. the group is called nert. it's no coincidence today's drill comes on the eve of the lomaprieta earthquake. >> that's why we focus those two events as the big refreshers to everyone. we do offer training and skills. those are the two big ones we always remember. >> the citywide drill has been held since 1992. city leaders have trained more than 20,000 people to step in and help in the event of a disaster. we've all heard of the castro, north beach and chinatown, and some of the best known neighborhoods in san francisco, right? now a new neighborhood wants to become an official destination. the community is an area south of market between 2nd and harrison streets. the leaders unveiled a new
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campaign to brand the neighborhood with a fair. the goal is to get the city to define the area, which they say would support business there. >> we formed the community benefits in 2008 and part of our charge was actually creating economic vie tailty and a place for residents. >> community leaders add that research shows when residents can take ownership of a neighborhood, it ultimately can improve the quality of life there. federal prosecutors have unveiled details of the perjury case against barry bonds. he's due to go on trial in march on charges he lied to a grand jury saying he never knowingly took steroids. the case was supposed to take in march of last year, on friday, prosecutors filed a planned witness list, nearly identical to the one they submitted for the 2009 trial. the list includes greg anderson, who's repeatedly refused to
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testify, if he refuses again, the judge could find him in contempt of court and put him behind barres. a south bay medical marijuana dispensary is facing charges of cashing in on the crop. narcotics agents raided the angels care collective on friday on suspicion they were pulling in a profit. the team seized 100 pounds of pot plants and two freezers full of marijuana. they froze a $375,000 bank account linked to the dispensary, this is the third task force raid in santa clara county in the last few weeks. still to come at 5:00, the energy giant to blame for the san bruno pipeline explosion is finally turning over internal documents. being in love, the new stanford study that focused on
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young couples. and a local owner couldn't help himself. a peak at the latest giants inspired creations to come out of psycho doughnuts. take a look at all the clouds covering the south end of the bay. we have ae d c sc reatterisps.d nk couple attered sprinkles. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. as ceo, she laid off 30,000 workers 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.
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outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message.
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pg&e says it will turn over hundreds of pages of internal documents related to that deadly gas pipeline explosion in san bruno. company leaders say they have agreed to give the documents to the head of the state senate investigations committee. the utility previously refused to turn over the papers because of the ongoing federal investigation. the documents include inspection reports and gas pipeline maintenance memos as well.
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it's unclear if pg&e will turn over the documents before tuesday's state senate hearing on the explosion. community as long the peninsula are working together in the aftermath of the san bruno explosion. tonight the historical 23 club in brisbain is holding a benefit for victims. there will be a $10 bbq and music. the event starts at 6:00 at 23 visitation avenue in brisbain. we're told 100% of the proceeds will go to the red cross to help the victims. what you need to know to get around town on time this weekend. whether you're traveling by car or bart. if you've ever felt emperve yous to pain when you're speaking of that special e.onalme ncoaye de how can you retire at age 55? just ask jerry brown. he gave california state employees collective bargaining powers. since then the unions have grown stronger and stronger. now state employees can retire at 55
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with much of their salary for life. and taxpayers are on the hook for one hundred billion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities. no wonder those unions are 100% behind jerry brown. he'll just spend, and spend, and spend.
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if you're planning on taking bart this weekend make sure you get to the station a little early. if you're in parts of the east bay, work cruise are putting the
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finishing touches on the central ko costra koun electra county cross-over project. they will add two new tracks. the project should be finished by the end of the year, but this weekend marks the last of the scheduled major delays as part of the project. and speaking of delays, people using the san mateo bridge are in for traffic problems today. bridge inspectors found a ten inch crack in the bridge support during a scheduled inspection earlier this week, so cal trans says repair work won't wrap up until tomorrow. that means one westbound lane will remain closed through the weekend while crews finish the emergency repairs. being in love feels great, right? now a new study from stanford university suggests that being in love can make you feel so good, you suffer less from physical pain. erica edwards explains. >> young love.
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that head over heels can't get enough of you feeling is an emotion so strong that a new study finds the brain reacts to passionate love the same way it does powerful drugs. you. >> feel great when you're with the person. you feel terrible when you're not with the person. when you're with the person, you have complete focused attention on them. when you're not with them, you crave their presence. doesn't that sound just like an addicti addiction? >> researchers recruited 15 people for the experiment. brain scans taken during the experiment proved that loving feeling truly is addicting. >> they are exactly the same systems that are involved when people are addicted to substances such as cocaine or heroin. >> it's also the same system trigger bid potent painkillers. does that mine you should start a new relationship every time you have a headache?
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there's an easier way to find relief. >> try to find pleasure in the things do you. whether it be being with the one you love, or listening to wonderful music. >> an alternative to popping pills with several added benefits. erica edwards, nbc news. >> despite the adorable picture there is, only young couples were included in the study. those in a long term relationship may not benefit from pain relief, but they likely enjoy other benefits. we hope so. otherwise, what's the point. those two there at the end looked like they were enjoying -- >> there was a couple in their 80s, they were just dancing together, having a great time. there was so much love there. >> much better than that young love. >> exactly. >> today it was all right, it cooled off a little bit. >> you'll see more of them tomorrow, maybe a couple scattered sprinkles in spots. live in san jose, look at all the cloud cover over the south end of the bay. we have clouds just about everywhere, next shot as we head
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around the bay, even across the inland spots our temperatures are in the 70s, but we have plenty of clouds coming through here, weil see more of them as we go through the evening and into tomorrow. for oakland looking across the bay, what a great shot there, remember, it's a little chilly, so a nice coat or sweater -- definitely layers tonight. san francisco live, look at all the cloud cover as we look out toward the golden gate. time lapse from that same perspective, can you see the high and mid level clouds streaming through. you have the higher clouds, not a lot of sun coming on through here, we're getting into fall, so the sun angle is a lot lower, they don't have a lot of time to warm up during the afternoon. 57 right now in san francisco, the inland spots we were just talking about, close to sonal and livermore, you head up into the north end of the bay, we're in the 60s, same for san jose and sunnyvale. the wind came through the golden
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gate at about 20 miles an hour, right through the east side of the bay. 20 mile an hour winds out of heyward. this storm right about here, it's all getting pulled up from the south-southwest, once it comes through the golden gate, we see it scattered through the bay area. this is going to get closer to the coast tomorrow. this little storm right here, that wraparound moisture will give us a chance for scattered showers. tomorrow morning, the nike women's marathon going on, drizzle and cold. during the afternoon, we get a chance for a couple scattered showers, from the south end of the bay, into the sierra nevadas. if you're headed to the higher elevations, watch for showers and thunderstorm there's. here maybe a couple raindrops. maybe not a whole lot, but a lot cooler tomorrow. 90s across palm springs, las vegas, 85 degrees. southern california mainly in the 60s and 70s and so is san
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lou louis obispo. sunrise at 7:20, a lot of cloud cover, you may see part of it, sunset at 6:29. should be great with the clouds in place. only 68 at livermore. low to mid-60s for the north end of the bay. some of the warmer spots like concord and orinda, only just close to 70 degrees. 64 for the high in san jose, the seven-day forecast, a little bit of a cooler day tomorrow, and into monday. monday morning maybe even an early shower for the morning hours, not a whole lot. tuesday we're clearing out just in time for the giants game coming back on in, and then wednesday same story, look at next friday, and maybe even saturday and sunday diane, more clouds, sprinkled showers in spots again. >> moving into october, i get that. that's fair. we have lawrence, i know we're talking giants too, but i'll still trying to talk about the cal bears.
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>> let's put that one aside. >> all right. >> for tonight at least. >> i know there's a bigger game. >> giants, halladay, tim lincecum, we are there with the giants all throughout the weekend. and we'll have all kinds of coverage from philadelphia. we start with the sights, sounds and flavors of philly. plus the sharks home opener. that's just part of the news. the team making a deal with joe thornton today. cal at usc, trying to hand the trojans their third straight loss. it's easier said than done at u tueu orlynftena.>> [ bell rings ]
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right now we get a taste of philly with nbc bay area felipe escomia. >> reporter: through the streets of philadelphia, among the historical landmarks, stepping up to much of our nation's history, the city of brotherly love take iing on two teams. there's a battle sizzling blocks away. >> give me whiz wit. >> i'm from south philly. >> to the point of not even knowing the other's existence. >> what competition. >> i can't see that place across the street was of my line standing in front of me. you. >> wouldn't be surprised to hear the lack of love. >> no love for giants fans today. this is philadelphia. it's phillies' time. >> reporter: there's not too much love lost between the giants and phillies faithful on the streets.
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take it inside the ballpark, it's a lot worse. >> bring it on, giants, bring it on! >> the sea of red and white makes it difficult to see any orange. >> absolutely zero. the giants have no chance. phillies in four. >> they have more than a chance. you have tim lincecum on the mound tonight. this is going to be a fantastic matchup. >> great series, giants. they're going to sweep them. >> in philadelphia with the giants. nbc bay area sports. >> thanks, philippeif philippfe. i'll go whiz wit at pat's. the shakeoff inning with lingering effects early, big inning for david murphy, the solo homer, the next inning, he helped extend the lead. the rangers wouldn't give up this time. they didn't give in, they didn't give up any runs. more than what they saw here.
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7-2, the series now moves to new york tied 1 a piece. big night at the tank as the sharks open their home schedule against atlanta. there's a street rally going on outside the hp pavilion right now. the big news, the captain signed to a three-year contract extension by the team. the 21 million dollar deal will keep him away from the free agency market next year, he may be able to get more money as a free agent. the sharks just under five years ago, they showed a real equipment to the growth of the team. and now this season, taking on the role of captain. finally, college football, the cal bears in l.a. taking on usc today who brought two straight losses into the game just bombed, 48-14. they're back on track next week. this is too much. five touchdowns. 48-14, we're out of here. >> it was not fun. >> we'll be right back. and i always get a little worried when i watch the games, because they could hurt themselves... and doctors are so expensive and...what if --
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a south bay doughnut shop
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attracted plenty of news coverage when it opened for bizarre doughnuts that offended some folks. the owners are trying to latch on to giants fever and we took the bait. there's a posse doughnut, pandemoni pandemonium. i don't know which one that is. inspired by pablo sandoval. and here are some others. >> right here is fear the beard. brian wilson's beard and his mohawk. and then this one is linsy's back, it's kind of supposed to be like if you see tim lincecum from the back with his hair and number. >> are you wondering what the next media campaign is going to be? yeah, i'm thinking there's an election two weeks away. jerry brown doughnuts, meg whitman


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