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good evening, everyone. i'm jessica aguirre and i'm lisa kim. we've got a lot in store for you. >> jeff ranieri is following a storm that's bound to leave some jack-o'-lanterns maybe a little soggy ahead of this weekend's festivities. first, jodi hernandez is live in richmond where one young man is making a strong case against legalizing pot. >> reporter: the 20-year-old admits his views on pot may not be popular here in the bay area, but he felt he had to speak out. with just five days to go until the election, the battle over prop 19 is getting personal. >> the war against marijuana has failed. i know from 35 years in law enforcement. >> prop 19 will hurt workers and business and cost jobs. >> reporter: they are duelling messages you can expect to hear a lot in the next five days, as those for and against legalizing recreational marijuana, one of the hottest issues on the ballot, battle it out. >> the only thing we really know
is that it's going to be a very, very close race. >> reporter: that's why 20-year-old tony rose is going public with his own story. rose recently quit using marijuana. he started smoking it when he was just 12 years old. >> whenever i smoked, the only thing i really wanted to do was sit around and just hang out, think to myself, have conversation. but unfortunately all those conversations that seemed so brilliant at the time that i was having and seemed so constructive, i would soon forget 15 minutes after once i was coming down from the drug. >> reporter: rose, who was an avid bmx rider and snowboarder said he suddenly lost interest in sports. his grades slipped and his marijuana habit eventually landed him behind bars. >> i was so stuck on this cycle of using and smoking pot that i couldn't even quit smoking if my freedom was in jeopardy. >> reporter: those in favor of legalizing marijuana insist the measure will actually make it tougher for children to get their hands on the drug, and they plan to spread that message
until election day. >> studies show that the current marijuana laws actually make marijuana more accessible to young people than legal and age-regulated alcohol. and that's because the criminals who control the current market don't ask for i.d. >> reporter: now, neither side has a lot of money to spend on the campaign. you're looking at a mobile billboard that a single no on 19 activist paid to have displayed along interstate 80 here in richmond. both sides are promising to do whatever it takes to get their messages out until the polls close. reporting live in richmond, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for that live report. sticking with the election now, a new field poll shows the lead widening in the race for california governor. the poll shows democrat jerry brown with a ten-point advantage over republican meg whitman. and with election day on tuesday approaching, brown holds a 49 to 39% lead over the former ebay ceo in the race with 5% of voters favoring other
candidates, 7% still undecided. that field poll last month showed the two candidates in a virtual tie. the poll was taken october 14th through the 26th. it has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2%. there was an all-inclusive gubernatorial debate in sacramento today but the two main players weren't actually there. every candidate running for governor was invited. four of them showed up, including candidates from the american independent party, the green party and the libertarian party. up until today's debate these less well-known candidates had been excluded from the major debates between whitman and brown. of course you can count on nbc bay area news for complete election coverage. at 8:00 when the polls close we'll start coverage. at 9:00 right here on nbc bay area, the nbc news political team will begin coverage of the national races. that will be followed by a special 11:00 newscast with your complete bay area and california election coverage.
well, good news here. it looks to be a dry halloween for those witches and ghouls in your neighborhood this weekend. jeff ranieri is tracking a storm from our weather center. jeff. > yes, stubborn really describes this one. not only this storm but two different ones in the pacific. the first one lining up right now and it is extremely slow-moving, folks. let's take you in right now as this radar scans around a 250-mile radius. you can see where it is dry and where it is not. st bay, south bay peninsula, we are try but we are tracking some showers entering the north bay. this producing a trace to just 0.02 of an inch so not too robust but just offshore tracking rainfall amounts near 0.1 of an inch. this moving off to the noh-northeast. it is breezy as well, 10 to 20 miles per hour. let's take a look at the peninsula. world series happening right now. 10 to 20-mile-per-hour winds, o it's dry, but it is extremely breezy at the current moment.
temperatures in the low 60s. hour-by-hour forecast for the game, we have a chance of showers here as we head throughout 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. at this point. we are going to track not only this system but the other one that's expected to impact our weekend coming up throughout the hour. back to you. well, giants fans are grinning and bearing the weather, the emphasis on grinning. we've got team coverage of the world series from at&t park, of course. >> kimberly is live with a look at the people trying to make a quick buck by selling fake giants goods but tom sinkovitz joins us from mccovey cove where some giants fans may be watching their last home game. >> reporter: we're not going to go there because all the giants have to do is win one more and for sure they come back for at least -- they could win it on the road. >> back in 2002, the giants looked very good in game one and went on to lose the world series. so we'll just take it one game
at the same time. >> reporter: game six and seven are scheduled for here and not los angeles and that could be a big difference. but we're feeling very fortunate tonight given jeff ranieri's forecast that we've got basically a brisk october evening, but a lovely night for baseball. >> it's gorgeous here. >> reporter: and the difference between last night and tonight is it's just tense tonight. you can sense the tension because it's a scoreless game. >> we were talking before the score started, this was what was last night was supposed to be, tense and scoreless. that's what we're seeing tonight. with the giants whatever you expect, just go the other way. they do everything upside down aund convention val. >> reporter: texas is a great team and has great hitters and one of them is josh hamilton. >> josh hamilton arguably the best player in all of baseball. there's some issues with josh hamilton. we'll show you what the scene is
here tonight and last night and what's becoming a cottage industry here outside at&t park. it's all about the marijuana and legalizing pot and all sorts of supporters and even some opponents of this prop 19. nonetheless, it's about marijuana here outside, in many ways. now, inside the ballpark, getting back to josh hamilton, this is a player that's remarkable but he has battled very serious demons. not only an alcohol abuser who's recovering but he's also a drug user who is recovering. josh hamilton said while he's patrolling center field for the rangers, he smelled a lot of marijuana. he looked up to the sfpd to no avail. so that is part of the culture here at the ballpark. speaking of which, josh hamilton, this is what he said, and we quote, i could smell weed in the outfield, it was crazy. i was looking at the cops a couple of times during the game, but it's all fine. not a serious story. no harm, no foul. we should note when the texas rangers won and got to the world
series, they celebrated in their clubhouse. because this story is so serious, they celebrated with gingerale. he is escorted to and from every ballpark that he goes to for the fear that he would relapse. >> he really does battle his demons and takes them on on a daily basis and it's obvious. those stories about him have just been incredible. and what a player. >> he's a remarkable player. we also have another remarkable story with buster posey. >> we do indeed. buster posey made a donation today. let us tell you about this story. buster posey donated $20,000 to an organization called charity 19 for life. he paid for this from some rookie of the year money. this was one of the rookie of the year awards that he's expected to win this year. it was a charity created for d.j. franzen who passed away at the age of 24. this charity helps students and young people who are facing serious illness.
>> well, this donation will actually allow us to do a few more things for the cancer patients up at lucille packard's hospital. we'll be able to send them on a few more trips. in the past we've sent them to fleet week, a girl's day trip for a beauty salon. it well help buy some chairs for the young cancer patients as they undergo their treatments. >> reporter: and why is buster so much involved in this particular charity? well, when posey first moved here, he lived with the friends and family, and that's the way it works when these young giants get into professional baseball. they don't make a whole lot of money then and they end up living with families. he lived with the franzen family. >> and it's not just a financial thing, it's more of a support thing. buster posey and his wife moved here from georgia. they had never been to a shopping mall until he arrived in the bay area. so he started out with the san francisco giants and lived in the guest cottage of kevin
franz franzen's house. >> reporter: what a story. even though he's from georgia, we consider buster homegrown. >> he's ours now. don't use the term "homegrown" here, please. >> reporter: good point. we'll get to that a little later on, raj. we want to tell you also about this merchandising story around here. it is so hot, things are just flying off the shelves. the giants had to restock today because they just sold out of giants gear. and we've got an awful lot of people too who are doing it impromptu style. >> let's bring in nbc's kimberly tere. she joins us with the story of all the merchandise. >> reporter: you guys have seen it for yourselves out here. vendors are selling everything from tamales to souvenir newspapers, to beads and t-shirts. it's easy to get excited about the hype around the world series. but you might want to look twice before you actually pull out your wallet. >> ice cold sodases, water.
>> reporter: street vendors are everywhere, not just near at&t park but blocks away trying to entice baseball fans heading to the game. >> water here is a dollar, in there it's $5. >> reporter: this man is out of work and says he's trying to make a quick buck. yesterday he was here selling shirts. now he's on to snacks and soda. >> i'm looking for deals, the economy. >> reporter: customers seem happy. after spending a bunch on tickets, they're happy to find a bargain. >> this is a better mentality. you know, this is to the people, bringing it to the street. >> reporter: while for some fans that may be true, major league baseball wants you to keep in mind much of the merchandise sold on the streets isn't licensed or regulated and they're on the lookout for fakes. >> just last night seized 1,000 units of counterfeit merchandise. if you extrapolate that in terms of tax revenue and the like, you're talking about thousands of dollars that the city of san francisco lost to counterfeit
sales just last night. >> reporter: vendors understand the risk but can't pass up the chance to make cash in this economy and at the same time help people get a piece of the world series even if they can't afford to get inside to watch the game. >> hopefully they keep winning, t-shirts keep selling. >> you help me, i help you. >> reporter: okay. so if you are interested, here is how you can tell if you have an authentic item. look for this hologram, a sticker with raised red stitching on it. all post season merchandise has the world series logo on it and each item has a unique alphanumeric code. if you want to make sure you're getting the real thing, look for one of these tiny stickers. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc news. >> you probably noticed, raj, as you walked around, the giants are in such demand they have set up kiosks. >> we have a lot of new friends. >> they might be interesting
coming up in the second half hour. a dallas sportscaster finding out about a lax laws when it comes to a certain prescription medication. >> back to the studio. pretty sure those signs behind them are kind of fake. 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.
baseball and social networking have pretty much become america's new pastimes right now and they're meeting one block away from at&t park. scott budman is here. scott, tell us more. >> reporter: a san francisco marketing agency shouting their love for the giants, literally, from the rooftops with an assist from twitter. the tweets are larger than life, and some of them might be yours. san francisco marketing agency
aq -- akqa wanted to do something big to show their support. >> we all love the giants here and are like what can we do to celebrate what's going on. >> reporter: their idea? let you share your thoughts with the city. >> let's project tweets on the side of the building. >> reporter: so during the day they haul a projector onto the building's roof, tap into the twitter feed, and at night broadcast tweets about the giants onto this wall across the street from the stadium. >> we watch for things like profanity and objectionable comments so we don't have something on the wall i could get fired for. >> reporter: the messages rolled in all night, especially when fans left at&t park and saw the tweeting on the wall. >> it was a pretty cool success just because people were walking by, taking pictures. then we started getting tweets in that, you know, you could tell the word was spreading. so everybody here was really excited. >> it was crazy.
it was fascinating. >> reporter: who knew 140 characters could loom so large? all to give fans a chance to project. akqa will broadcast your giant-related tweets again tonight. they'll try to get it altogether again next week if the world series comes back to san francisco for game six and seven. >> that is pretty cool. thank you, scott. well, if you have a car that takes alternative fuel, you know finding a gas station, quote, gas station, can be a little bit of a challenge. the governor says he has that problem with one of his hummers that has tbe converted to take biofuels so he said he was excited to be in san jose today to unveil a new alternative fuel station on north 1st street. the station opening is part of california's low carbon investment initiative. it's a project funded partly by a grant from the u.s. department of energy. the governor says this is just the start. >> this is just one of 13 stations that we'll have right now the fuels available.
the exciting thing is over the next two years, there will be 75 stations like that. 76 stations that will have those fuels available. >> the station is owned by propel, which builds, owns and operates a network of clean fuel stations. the bay area is closer to starting california's first regional bike-sharing plan. starting in 2011 about 1,000 bikes were placed at 100 kiosks around the bay area. people will be able to use credit cards and smart cards to rent those bikes. it's kind of like car sharing. transit agencies and other groups have kicked in more than $5 million to launch the program. bay area air quality managers say it's a great way to reduce vehicle emissions. well, we dodged a weather bullet today. one more another time today, jeff? >> well, it is extremely close. we may see a few showers but nothing that looks like it would postpone the game at this point.
we do know some of you here in the north bay are starting to get in on light to moderate rainfall, mainly near the coastline, and also starting to push into santa rosa on the highway 101 corridor. also pockets of heavier rainfall will be tracking throughout the hour off here. now let's take you down into the san francisco peninsula. what you'll notice is it's currently try here. it is breezy. winds have been out of the south at 10 to 20 miles per hour so anyone hanging out around ballpark certainly will get kicked around a little bit but no showers at the current moment. temperatures in the mid-60s and right down here at the ballpark, our specific reading here, winds south at 13 miles per hour. so throughout 7, 8 and 9:00 p.m. tonight we're calling for a chance of showers. temperatures in the low 60s, so a little milder than it was yesterday. but so far it is dry out there. current temperatures and into our daytime highs, they were a little warmer today with conditions in the upper 60s to low 70s. now, we're following two systems this week. the current one that's starting to push rainfall into the north
bay and then there is a second one out here as we head into this weekend. now, the good news, system number two continues to show signs of weakening in those forecast models so at this point we are looking at drier weather on sunday. meanwhile back here to tonight and tomorrow, we're looking at temperatures in the low to mid-60s with that chance of showers here being introduced into the south bay as we head into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. as for conditions everywhere starting off on friday morning, low to mid-50s here. by 11:00 a.m. we're not going to see too much warming. still plenty of upper 50s to near 60 degrees. doing any traveling? you may encounter the most delays across the u.s. here. yes, right here in our own backyard across the bay area. it's the strongest system on the map in the united states. that doesn't happen too much back here on the west coast. meanwhile we'll talk about weekend showers in our seven-day forecast coming up. >> okay, thank you, jeff. still ahead, the state puts dozens of people behind bars and some of them may have worked on your house. a big contractor sting to tell
the natural gas pipeline that runs through san bruno may be put to the test this winter. a section of that line exploded earlier this year killing 11 people. today the california public utilities commission voted to give its president the power to increase the pressure in the undamaged parts of that pipeline. the commission's president said he would only call for an increase if a severe cold snap threatened gas service to hospitals or what he called critical facilities. pressure was reduced by 20% after that deadly explosion. the cpuc is also promising not to rebuild the damaged section of the pipeline in that neighborhood. well, the outrage continues in a small california city with big salaried leaders. bell's police union announced that d.a. that they want to know why the former manager gave a police lieutenant a $10,000 a month raise before leaving the
job. the lieutenant was the only member he could trust, he said. that was before he and seven other bell leaders were accused of spending over $5 million on their own salaries. building a case. a two-day undercover sting operation nabs more than 100 workers operating as unlicensed contractors. the contractors state license board said not only were their skills in question, most were wanted for misdemeanor charges and some for serious crimes, including a convicted sex offender and two with non-no-bail warrants. >> part of the reason why they didn't don't have become licensed is because they realize they couldn't pass the criminal background check that's required. so it's something you have to think about when you're calling these people out to your house. >> the contractor state license board recommends doing your own background check. you can look up license numbers and find out if the contractors have workers' compensation insurance and other important information. food and football, the name of the game in san carlos.
hall of famer steve young dropped in at the second harvest food bank to help lend some star power to their fund-raising efforts. the ceo was also on hand to help. he announced a contest for major silicon valley corporations to see who could raise the most food and money. >> 95 cents of every dollar given goes directly into food that's given back to people in our community. it's staggering to think that one out of four people here go hungry. now, it's one out of six in the nation and we are in one of the richest areas in the planet, so i think when people hear the facts and they see that, they are very generous. >> the second harvest food bank has set goals of $11 million and 1.7 million pounds of food in the next three months making it the largest food fund drive in the country. singer mariah cary's personal life is hitting a high note. she confirmed on the "today"
show she is pregnant. this is the first child for her and her husband, nick cannon. she has dliepd eclined to speak her pregnancy before now. she doesn't know the sex of the baby, but she does know this, it is due this spring. and country crooner billy ray cyrus is nursing an achy breaky heart. the father of pop superstar miley cyrus is divorcing his wife of 17 years. in papers filed this week, cyrus is seeking shared custody of the couple's three children. the papers listed irreconcilable differences. in a tweet this week, cyrus asked supporters to pray for his kids as well as the troops, the hungry, the sick and the homeless. well, forget the vuvuzela. we have got a look at the latest noise maker that you're bound to hear at the world series. plus just days away from the election, polls show the race for california's senate seat may be anyone's game. just ahead, how boxer and fiorina are spending the last
precious hours before election day. and nasa ripping apart the shuttle launch pad that was supposed to send us to the moon again. the history of 39 b when we come back. david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
this coming tuesday san francisco will volt on whether to ban people from sitting an lying on sidewalks. but there is an unusual approach to defeat it. as joe shows us, no one knows who they are. >> any change, ma'am? >> it's hard, you know. i'm 29 and i'm already tired of it. i've been doing this since 15. >> reporter: the streets have become a temporary home base for scout thompson. >> i'm going to move to denver with my friends and see if i can get off the streets there. >> reporter: in the meantime he sits on this sidewalk asking strangers for a hand. >> hey, guys, could you help out with any change today? >> reporter: panhandlers like
thompson are the reason police and merchants are pushing prop l, which would ban sitting and lying on city sidewalks. >> all that's going to do is make everybody stand up, which makes more aggressive panhandling to give with. it's more chill if you're sitting down asking someone for money. >> reporter: as the campaign winds toward the november ballot, an unseen ally is coming to the aid of people like thompson. an anonymous group calling itself the sit-lie posse has created dozens of artistic billboards opposing prop l. the problem is the ads are unsigned and illegal. >> i think it's unfortunate that they have to resort to illegal means to get their message across. >> reporter: a shop owner supports prop l. he said hundreds of small businesses, weary of the rash of sidewalk people have donated. >> i think it's a proven tool that police departments in other cities across the united states have been successful dealing
with this problem that we've had in san francisco. >> reporter: san francisco's ethics commission has opened an investigation into the rogue ads, but thompson is just glad to see someone on his side. >> i think it's pretty cool that somebody is standing up and fighting for something they believe in, whether they're doing it legally or illegally. either/or, it's putting the message out there that it's wrong. >> reporter: he figures opponents of prop l lack the funding of its supporters and that's a matter people shouldn't take lying down. joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. republican senate challenger carly fiorina says she feels fantastic. she made her first public appearance since being hospitalize wed an infection. she didn't take it easy, making appearances in northern and southern california. kevin riggs with our nbc station in sacramento reports. >> reporter: fiorina was greeted with affection by supporters at mcclellan. >> i feel great, it's great to be back.
>> reporter: telling them that aggressive treatment for an infection associated with the aftermath of breast cancer surgery led to a quick recovery. >> there certainly are no health concerns in the coming days. it's fairly common, unfortunately, for women who have been through the kind of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery that i went through to sometimes get infections. >> reporter: fiorina repeated her campaign themes, pledging change and pushing tax breaks. >> this campaign has been about barbara boxer's 28 years of failed leadership in washington, d.c. >> i know times of tough. >> reporter: in the meantime senator boxer was in rancho cordoba expressing no worry about the tight polls. >> and we've got five days left until this election, so i want to ask you, regardless of your party, because that doesn't matter to me, first of all, to vote. >> reporter: boxer made no reference to fiorina. challenges supporters say they don't believe fiorina's brief hospitalization will hurt her at the polls. >> if anything they'll vote more for her because she's such a
strong candidate. >> in the end when they find out that she came back in two days, that is awesome. >> reporter: fiorina says she will continue to focus on job creation in a race that remains a toss-up. >> with five days left, all the polls basically show the same thing, which this is a very tight race. >> final campaigning is intense on the national front as well, given the threat to democrats in congress. come tuesday the country could see a shift in direction if republicans seize a majority in congress. that had bill clinton stumping in pennsylvania today, trying to rally his party, hoping to motivate democratic women, michelle obama danced into the ellen show. president obama also reached out to young voters last night on "the daily show" but the cracks are starting to take a toll on the democratic party, with health care being one issue dividing. >> one in four democrats, democrats, support the repeal of the health care law. >> republicans are making their own rounds with the gop launching a new web ad to motivate voters.
a "the new york times" poll finds moech independents who were key to barack obama's election plan to vote republican this go-around. nicholas wants state government to be more responsible and responsive to voters and more responsible with public funds. his group, think long for california, has 15 committee members, including former governor gray davis, google's ceo eric schmidt and former seven-day forecast condoleezza rice. other groups have tried reforms which went unheeded but he hopes the difference is his group is supported by cash, which could help get things done. will she or won't she? sarah palin fueling more speculation about a potential bid for 2012, telling "entertainment tonight" that she would run if there's nobody else to do it. she told the program today that she still hasn't decided what she's going to do. the former alaska governor has been active in campaigning the
last few months, throwing her support to a host of tea party backed conservative republicans. just ahead, hear all about it. >> yep, it's the news noise maker at the world series that's being compared to, yes, the vuvuzela from the world cup. there's some people smoking weed. >> we catch up with that texas reporter who's running with the weed on air all over facebook, youtube and twitter. what he has to say about what san francisco fans can expect in his home state. we're sending some rain and some wind over his way. meanwhile right now on the radar we're tracking some showers here throughout the north bay and we're also tracking a second system developing in the pacific. we'll have details on both of these coming up.
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flight is coming to an end. nbc reports on the famous adventures that began on 39-b. >> reporter: the first launch from pad 39-b came in 1969. apollo 10 commanded by tom stafford. it was the dress rehearsal for the first landing on the moon. now pad 39-b looks like this. crews have just removed the crew access arm, a fairly famous walkway used by the astronauts to get aboard their moonships or space shuttles. pad b is one of two pads used for both apollo and shuttle launches. discovery, ready to launch monday, is at the only remaining pad at 39-a. the last time pad b was used was for a launch for the rocket that would be the kind of rocket to launch astronauts to the moon again, but the project has been cancelled. the director of the space center says the future is bright. >> we have been directed to build a heavy lift rocket to come up with this architecture
that allows us to go anywhere, to asteroids, to the moon, mars. >> reporter: pad b was used for three sky lab launches, america's first space station. it saw the return to flight after the "challenger" accident and 53 other shuttle launches. what will launch next? that's well into the future. the present is twisted metal that will be sold for scrap. >> the next rocket that may lift off from pad b is right now being called a heavy lift rocket. no one knows what it looks like, what type of launch tower it might need. well, we're going to launch you out to mccovey cove in just a moment as soon as we get back with raj and tom sitting o there. the game is on. and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. the entire city lit up in giants orange tonight. we also have some rain on the radar. it's about 15 miles away from the stadium. we are tracking it, coming right up.
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hello again, everyone. tom sinkovitz outside at&t park. a thrilling world series game two under way behind me right now. let's talk about prop 19. this may seem like an odd backdrop to talk about that subject but there's a reason for it. as we know it's on next tuesday's ballot but we already know the reality here and that is that it's treated as something less than a misdemeanor by many police departments in the area. that can come as a surprise to visitors to dallas, including
one sportscaster by the name of newy scruggs. watch what happened as he was doing a live report from this very spot yesterday afternoon. >> people smoking weed over there. they don't care. they want to see their team win, but they're all half buzzed out. >> reporter: well, that video that you just watched went viral on the internet today. i talked with newy this afternoon about his experience. newy, all of a sudden you're an internet sensation. >> off me just making a valid -- >> reporter: newy, all of a sudden you're an internet sensation. >> off me just making a valid point that everybody in this city goes. i don't get it, i don't get it, i don't get it. >> reporter: were you that surprised? >> well, it's 3:00 and we're standing here, you know, doing our live shots. i went -- i'm like really, at
3:00? they get going at 3:00? in texas they're doing barbecue at 3:00. here they were doing the puff puff so i was just kind of surprised. >> reporter: the police officers obviously weren't doing anything about it, were they? >> no, no. >> reporter: people in dallas, you're playing to a different audience, obviously. we make the same point in san francisco. >> because my wife is from out here and i worked in l.a., i know what's up. people in texas are like oh, my gosh. in the conservative area, oh, no. >> reporter: you been in a party atmosphere like this before? >> not at a baseball game. this is by far the best baseball stadium i've ever been to. the kaucarnival atmosphere is great. as your boy says, it's delicious. but nothing like this. fans who go to texas will be bored, nothing like this in texas. >> reporter: wait a minute. you mean if i go to dallas -- so i have a recommendation for newy. i said, well, let's play games three, four and five right here.
we'll just let texas bat last so we can stay here in the party time. he doesn't think that will fly in arlington, texas. jessica, lisa, back to you. >> only in san francisco, right? >> nothing happening in texas. we knew that from the beginning. they didn't have to tell us that. >> nice recovery. okay. so the rain is coming but not right now to disturb the game. >> yeah, we have it moving into parts of the bay area but it's holding off just in time here. as we continue throughout the game, you can see this huge complex of activity just about 20 to 25 miles offshore of the san francisco peninsula. however, those of you in the north bay starting to get in on this. moderate rainfall right now on highway 101 down into santa rosa and it will eventually move into petaluma and points to the south, throughout novato. about 0.15 of an inch of rain estimated in some of this activity. we take you to the south. san francisco, obviously world series game two coming on and it is very, very close with some of
these showers. the heaviest still 28 miles offshore. and with it moving from the south to the north yet again, it's kind of holding off this pattern of getting the activity in here. it is breezy, though, in the park. a lot windier than it was this time yesterday. winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. as you can see here, once again, not picking up any radar returns across the peninsula at this point. all right, current temperatures mild out there as compared to this time yesterday. that cloud cover and the delay in this frontal system getting here helped us to stay warmer in the south bay and also the east bay with low to mid-70s currently. for tonight we'll be looking for widespread 50s for most of the bay area. for tomorrow, scattered rainfall from the north bay to the south bay. and for the weekend we are still tracking showers in the mix. take a look at this frontal system. it's impressive, folks, stretching all the way from washington and oregon all the way down here off the coastline of southern california. so with its slow movement, it's really having a tough time
getting this rainfall in here, but it will as we head throughout tomorrow continue to move off here towards the south and that's when we're expecting that scattered rainfall for the bay area. more widespread coverage, if you will, for friday and also temperatures in the 60s. by saturday we're talking about a few showers with that system on saturday, looks a lot weaker, which of course is going to be better news for your halloween as we head into sunday. right now about a half inch to an inch expected here in the north bay. as we head into friday, that's where we'll see the largest accumulations for those of you in the north bay. otherwise rain amounts right around 0.1 of an inch here for the peninsula, south bay and east bay. for the east bay we'll introduced that chance of showers as we head into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow with conditions in the low 50s. by 11:00 a.m., showers still with us and upper 50s. as for tonight, low to mid-50s from the north bay back here towards the east bay, so most importantly if your kids are doing the costume thing tomorrow at school, make sure they have some way to stay dry, especially for those parents in the north bay. that's where the rain will be
most consistent. all right. temperatures tomorrow cooling off here in the south bay with 60. 65 in redwood city, 64 in san a mat mateo, 63 in san francisco. oakland 65, 66 in orinda and 64 for napa. in the north bay, upper 50s to near 60. morning time on the weather channel on cable. let's hone in on the weekend. okay. for saturday, there's a chance of showers. most of the system will head towards the north, which means on sunday we should be clear. the midday afternoon and evening hours for halloween and nice from there on out. so i have done my deed, ladies. halloween looks good. >> thank you. >> you'll get a treat, certainly. the treat right now is to go back to mccovey cove and raj mathai with the latest on world series game two. >> reporter: good evening, ladies and jeff. nice to hear you in my ear and
see you on my monitor. we are outside, the giants with a 1-0 lead. keep this in mind, if you're not a baseball fan, if the giants win this game, they are in complete control of the series. they would go up two games to nil. but right now it's still a lot of baseball to be played. they're up 1-0 right now in the seventh inning. here we are outside with the people who don't have tickets but are still having a great time. jim foster, come on with me and let's take a walk and check in on the grill. everyone here having a good time. what have you got here, hot dogs? >> hall pjalapeno cheddar brats >> reporter: interesting thing we saw last night after the game, the giants win the game, everyone is feeling good, and some certain things you see that, well, you don't normally see. how about the former giants pitcher, now the team broadcaster, one of the most popular giants of all time, just taking a nice stroll with his
dog, bella, his golden retriever. this was after all the players left and, yes, the dog is potty trained. she knows not to do her business on the outfield. but mike having a nice moment with his dog, bella, after the game ended last night. he said point blank, you know what, he feels really good about this team. he thinks they're going to win this series. not just baseball players at the game tonight. all sorts of other vip athletes. joe montana is here once again, steve young was here last night. legendary baseball hall of famer reggie jackson is here. and a lot of hockey players, like sharks star danny heatly. he's getting the baseball vibe. he joined us just a few minutes ago inside the ballpark. >> they're great. they're doing the things they have got to do to win games. you know, you've got some heroes, cody ross, obviously tim, guys like that just coming out of the woodwork and playing well. that's what it takes to win. >> reporter: you guys were in europe when all this started,
but i heard you were still keeping tabs on everything going on back here. >> we've been watching it for a long time. like you said, went to a lot of the games at the start of the year. looking at the calendar and seeing which games we can go to. this is the only one we can go to so it's awesome to be here. >> reporter: i've got to ask, we've been seeing a lot of beards that the guys are growing. there was even a benches-clearing brawl in the last series. this is starting to look like hockey. >> i like to see that. playoff beards, a couple of fights and exactly like you said, it's a lot like hockey. it's playoff time, you've got to do that stuff. >> reporter: what about brian wilson's beard. you would never dye your beard, right? >> i don't think we would dye our beard, but i think it looks good. >> reporter: and your prediction for the 2010 world series? >> giants in six. >> reporter: you heard it from dany heatley, raj, back to you. >> thank you, laura. giants in six. the way they're going right now, the giants could win this in four games. speaking of the sharks now,
the sharks and the warriors doing some great things. the sharks last night at the shark tank against the new jersey devils, we just checked in with dany heatley, but how about the team captain, joe authorizeton. jumbo joe with the hat trick, yes, three goals last night. they got off to a sluggish start. remember they started in sweden but now the sharks back in the winning column. they are 4-3-1 early on. and now for the warriors. the new era of warriors basketball tipped off last night. remember they have new ownership, a new head coach, don nelson no longer part of the program and then there's monta ellis. it looked sweet last night. he matched a career high, 46 points. the warriors beat the rockets last night. next up for the warriors, they host the l.a. clippers on friday night. back here live at at&t park, still in the seventh inning and the giants maintaining their 1-0 lead. things couldn't be going better for this team, but there's still
some baseball to be played. guys, back to you. >> raj, one thing could be better, get her orange fleece. she's been asking for two days now. >> and have yourself a hot dog while you're at it. >> yeah, the hot dogs are grilling now. >> dinner break for you. >> you fired up for this giants team? >> absolutely! >> of course. >> come on, man. all year. >> reporter: there you go. back to you. anks j.ra e' we >> bt llgh.rickba uncer ] carly fiorina. she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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job killer jerry brown. always more taxes, more spending, and more lost jobs. well, coming up tonight at 11:00, you may know her at ra nell in the morning but tonight she's at the booth. you've never been to a giants game until you've seen one through her eyes. >> one cat can have upwards of 100 kittens. >> an expensive problem that's hard to control but one city has a solution. a cat fix and they home you can help. see how a new program puts you in control tonight after an all new "apprentice" on nbc bay area news. during the world cup soccer matches this year, you may remember that annoying wail fans made with the vuvuzela. giants fans have discovered the san francisco alternative. scott gordon from our dallas sister station on the fog horn.
>> reporter: to say giants fans are making noise after their win in game one may be something of an understatement. >> are you going to bring them to the game tonight? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the world cup had vuvuzelas. here in san francisco they have knees noise makers. >> you don't think it will be too loud? >> it's always too loud. it was louder than this in the crowd last night. >> reporter: they look like binoculars but blow into them and they sound like a fog horn. >> i love them, they're pretty cool. >> we are here to make lots of noise for our giants, yes. absolutely. woo-hoo. >> reporter: you don't think this might be a little too much noise? it's hard to talk, it's hard to -- >> it's going to be just like new orleans. >> i can't hear you. >> it will be just like new orleans. >> what did you say? >> just like new orleans. >> i'm sorry, but that's annoying too. we should point out that major
league baseball banned the vuvuzela after it saw and heard what happened at the world cup. we'll see what happens with those fog horns. >> okay, i have to say i really like it. i can see myself blowing that all day long around here. >> we'll have to watch out for you on the newsroom. >> i don't have an orange jacket and i don't have one of those horns. >> you may need a rain jacket. >> yeah, we're tracking the rain. it's just offshore. those of you in the north bay getting some activity right now. it will be moving into san francisco and southward the next two hours. otherwise for halloween for those trick-or-treaters on sunday, it looks to be clear at this point for the afternoon and evening with temperatures in the 60s. so all clear right now for those kids on sunday. >> i'm going to get the horn and when i don't like your forecast, i'm going to blow it. >> oh, no! >> thanks for watching the bay area at 6:00. we'll see you back here tonight at 11:00 with hopefully a giants win. >> go giants! >> see you at 11:00. bye-bye.
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