tv Today in the Bay NBC October 18, 2015 7:00am-8:01am PDT
this is "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. let's give you a live look outside right now at the golden gate bridge. no fog in sight. traffic moving nicely. thanks so much for waking up this sunday morning. i'm vicky nguyen. let's get a check of that microclimate forecast with anthony slaughter. good morning to you. >> good morning. a little drizzle this morning. mostly cloudy skies overhead but some areas with a little sunshine kind of like what we saw yesterday. overall you'll notice big-time thunderstorms erupting across parts of the central valley. we are not going to see anything like that, but the core of low pressure is actually sliding overhead right now. so that's going to trigger off
drizzle and keep clouds in place through the day. so it won't be overly sunny. a good mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon. temperatures, because of the cloud cover, will be held down into the 70s across the bay today. i don't think we'll see any 80s today so nice and comfortable and get outside and enjoy. light northwesterly breeze will really make it feel like fall today. we do have a warming trend headed our way over the next couple days with the return of 90s. we'll show you that coming up in my next report. >> thank you, anthony. happening right now in the south bay, police activity at the lexus dealership on stevens creek boulevard. this is a live picture. and yes, that is a car on its side. police are investigating what caused that car to overturn and land on several -- on top of several parked cars that are in the lexus lot. it looks like damage to several cars that are for sale. we're working on getting more details to find out who was driving that car and what led to that car on its side. as soon as we find out, we'll let you know. to a developing story now after a chaotic scene at the santa cruz wharf.
that's where a car went right through the barriers and straight into the water. it happened shortly before 8:30 last night. this is video of the aftermath of the car in the water. police say two people may have been in that car. the victims were taken to the hospital but no word yet on their conditions. a witness says she saw a driver moving quickly around other cars, almost running people over before it crashed right through the median there. rescuers immediately sprang into action after the car plunged into the water. >> he tried to pass us on the right and ended up passing us on the left. almost got in a head-on collision, got behind us again, and then he drove past us. then lost control of the car and went over the side. >> reporter: into the water. >> yeah, into the water. and then there was a girl that tried to jump in and save them while i was calling 911 to make sure that somebody could get them out of the water. >> one person is dead after a head-on crash near the stanford campus. it happened just after 7:00 last
night just east of campus drive. police say the driver of a nissan crossed the centerline and crashed into a volkswagen. that driver was critically hurt. a community is still reeling after three teens died in a crash earlier this week. these three were killed in an alleged drag racing crash. it happened tuesday night on santa clara street in san jose. that is where more than 100 people gathered last night to hold a candle light vigil for the young victims. 15-year-old jaylene, 18-year-old oscar tolito and 15-year-old anthony ramos lost their lives when the car they were riding in smashed into a pole. jaylene's mother says she is doing her best to honor her daughter's memory. >> she was a wonderful person. she was very quiet. very happy.
i miss you so much. >> police have not yet identified who was driving the car. it was reportedly stolen. they are looking for a dark-colored acura. witnesses say that car sped away from the crash. after mudslides hit homes and buried hundreds of cars in southern california, we are learning the massive cleanup effort could take months. state route 58 remains closed after several feet of dirt and debris coated homes and roads. amtrak service is also still suspended, but interstate 5 is back open this morning. more rain is expected today in northern los angeles county which is waist deep in mud. in antelope valley, people are returning to homes with several inches of mud coating their floors. >> scary. lots of water. wondering if it's going to come blow the fence down and run into the other house. that screen door. it blue the door open. and then they really would have gotten hammered on the inside. >> while theud caused a lot of damage, no one was seriously
hurt. crews say it will be at least a few more days before highway 58 reopens to traffic. did you feel them? a series of small earthquakes hit the east bay this weekend. the biggest was a 2.9 quake in san ramon around 3:00 p.m. here's a look at the past 48 hours. a cluster of quakes has been rattling the calaveras fault line since tuesday. no injuries or damage reported. you can track all of the earthquakes in our area by heading to nbcbayarea.com. just search the words earthquake map. yesterday marked the 26th anniversary of the loma prieta earthquake, one of the most destructive to hit the bay area. the 6.9 quake killed 63 people and caused billions of dollars it in damage. emergency response teams spent the day conducting disaster drills to prepare for the next big one. seismologists say over the next 30 years, there's a 99% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in california. emergency crews say they want to be ready.
>> after loma prieta, our first responders, our fire, our government were very overwhelmed, and a lot of citizens wanted to help. and the fire department said why don't we train these people to help us when this comes up. and so they have trained us, about 26,000 people have far have gone through this training. >> the 15-second loma prieta quake also caused a section of the upper deck of the bay bridge to fall. dozens of people displaced from a retirement home in burlingame are heading back home. friday night about 300 residents were forced to evacuate because of a fire in the basement. that fire knocked out power which meant about 70 patients had to be relocated. many of them moved back into their rooms last night. >> it's hard work, but we love it. and so it's relief that, you know, to come back and get back to normal. it's been good. it's good. we're excited to have it back.
>> employees happy to get back to work and help those folks. the remaining residents are due to come home today. no one was hurt in the fire or the relocation. an attempted kidnapping thwarted by a quick-thinking teacher's aide. now an 11-year-old girl in the east bay is home and out of danger this morning. it happened friday morning about 7:30 on g street near sutter elementary in antioch. police say 51-year-old santiago salazar opened his passenger door and tried to lure the girl into his car. police say when that didn't work, he grabbed the girl by the wrist and pulled her into his car. school worker sandra ferguson saw what was happening. she used her car to block s salaz salazar's car and called the police. she is being hailed as a hero for her actions. salazar is facing kidnapping charges. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, how the family of a would-be bride turned the groom's cold feet into a feast for the homeless. also, the american hero who fought a terror suspect in france is stabbed in his hometown.
the new clues police hope will bring his attackers to justice. today we're gonna talk about trucks. works for me. which truck brand do you think offers best in class hd towing? ford. i would say the ram. ok, lets move to the second door. best v8 horsepower. the ram. i say ford on the v8. chevy. what about this year's motortrend truck of the year? chevy. what do you think? the ford. there's no reason why they shouldn't be. let's see how you did. oohh! that's the chevy silverado hd, the chevy silverado, and the chevy colorado. no way?! chevy, chevy, chevy. wow. that's a clean sweep. here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving
dublin (adlib) your time now is 7:10. let's give you a live look outside right now at dublin. the sun's up but a lot of clouds in the sky. and we can expect some drizzle, but a turnaround in the middle of the week. and anthony slaughter will be by in just a moment to tell you what's shaking down with the weather. a man is in critical condition this morning after being bit by a tiger shark during his swim in hawaii. fire officials say the attack happened about 50 to 100 yards offshore from the beach on the island of oahu. the 44-year-old victim was rescued by two good samaritans. they paddled out on a canoe to bring him inspe. >> i know there have been a lot of shark attacks, but this is the first one in years and years and years. >> still in shock. life is precious.
you can be gone the next day. >> the victim is reportedly being treated at a hospital for serious leg injuries. he's not been identified. so far there have been seven reported shark encounters in hawaii this year. new this morning, a fun event takes a terrifying turn after someone opened fire, killing one person and injuring four others. the shooter is still on the loose. this all happened last night at the annual zombiecon event in fort myers, florida. police say a man died at the scene. four other victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. they are expected to recover. the attack was caught on camera, and now there are new clues after an american hero was stabbed during a bar brawl. it happened last week outside a bar this sacramento. spencer stone was stabbed multiple times. police have released these sketches of the two suspects they're looking for. they talked to witnesses to create these composites. they believe the men are asian, possibly filipino. spencer stone, you'll remember,
is one of the three people that helped stop a possible terror attack on a paris-bound train back in august. the three men received france's highest honor and a hero's welcome back home in sacramento. still ahead on "today in the bay," a wedding for the homeless. we'll show you the act of kindness that turned a heartbreaking event into an unforgettable evening. anthony. you know, this morning we're waking up to a little drizzle but more sunshine than yesterday. we'll continue on that clearing trend through the day. temperatures very comfortable. but we're talking about the return of 90s this upcoming week. we're back to break that all down for you coming up after this.
where in just a moment. it is an ailment related to technology. texting is being blamed for a spike in back and spine problems in kids. some doctors say the so-called text neck is an epidemic. x-rays show teens and children are developing hunchbacks and abnormal curves in their spines. the new condition can lead to anxiety and depression as well as permanent physical damage. and the problem isn't limited to children. many adults are also coming in to doctors complaining of head, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, too, that can easily be traced back to how they use their devices. there is a new electric vehicle hitting san francisco city streets. scoot already has a network of scooters throughout the city, but now the company is adding tiny cars they call quads to their vehicle-sharing network. customers can find them, drive them and be billed for time used all with an app on their phone. >> we now have the opportunity to offer people other kinds of small electric vehicles they can use to get around the city and do whatever they need to do.
and with a quad, with two seats, you could pick up a friend. you can go to the grocery store. you've got four wheels. and it's going to be a lot of fun. >> nissan and scoot networks debuted ten scoot quads this weekend. say that ten times fast. the cars do have some limitat n limitations. they can only travel 40 miles at a time on one charge and they don't go faster than 25 miles an hour. well, what was supposed to be a beautiful wedding turned into a beautiful event for the homeless. how the groom's cold feet still resulted in an unforgettable night for the bride and her family. nbc's tom miller has their story. >> reporter: the tables are set. food hot out the oven, and one by one, the guests arrive. these aren't the men, women and children the duane family originally planned to host, but they're happy to do it nonetheless. >> when i found out on monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back. >> reporter: earlier in the week, the would-be groom got cold feet and called off the
wedding. rather than cancel the $35,000 outing, the bride's family invited the city's homeless for a once-in-a-lifetime meal at one of sacramento's finest hotels. >> i think it's very generous, actually. to lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving. >> reporter: many came with their families giving their kids a rare night out. >> when you're going through a hard time and a struggle for you to get out to do something different and with your family, you know, is really a blessing. >> reporter: the food is similar to what you'd find at the hotel's four-star range, grains, cauliflower, salad, gnocci. there's plenty to go around. 125 people were invited before it got canceled. >> we love it, but we wouldn't be sharing noe ing nothing like. >> reporter: the night is still painful for the duanes. their 27-year-old daughter chose to stay home. >> i feel a lot of heartbreak and heartbreak for her.
but i will take away something really good from that. i will. >> reporter: turning the night that was supposed to be about their family into one that takes care of others. >> and that was tom miller reporting. part of that $35,000 wedding price tag included a nonrefundable honeymoon. so today mother and daughter will set off for belize. let's get a check of the weather with anthony slaughter. that is a really generous act, i must say, incredible. >> and a beautiful place. >> that's where we went on our honeymoon. >> yeah, i've been there, too. it's awesome. check out the tropical rain forest there. takes me back. >> beautiful. are we right in the midst of hurricane season, right? june through november. and we're getting in action here. no storms. >> yeah, no tropical storms but for us we are looking at a more mid-latitude cyclone as we call them making its way through the bay area. that's going to continue to drift off towards the east. as it does, it's going to take the showers and thunderstorms with it. in fact, some pretty intense thunderstorms erupting across
parts of the central valley this morning near fresno. but we are looking at the core of low pressure that's actually sliding right overhead. and that's going to continue to keep the chance of drizzle in place at least for the morning hours. by this afternoon, we are going to clear out nicely. we do have a mix of sun and clouds. back into the 50s. 62 now in san francisco. 51 in the north bay. but later on this afternoon, we're all headed back into the 70s. really comfortable air headed this way. in fact, we'll stay at a northwesterly breeze today and that's going to keep our temperatures down along with the cloud cover. so it's not going to be overly warm. a really nice day to get out and enjoy. we have that core that's going to continue to slide overhead. big-time thunderstorms will continue to make their way through nevada over near vegas where they still have flash flood watches posted through the day. in fact, after today, we'll start to dry out. but it's going to be another wet day. you'll notice temperatures across the state will vary. we're talking 50s and 60s in the mountains but vegas dealing with showers and thunderstorms clearing out later on. 85 for palm springs and 75 for l.a. later on.
if you're staying here at home, we've got something for you. the second day of the half moon bay pumpkin festival happens today. we'll see a little morning drizzle but by the afternoon, temperatures turn out to right around 70 here today on sunday, not for monday. all right. let's talk about the system that's going to continue to make its way out of here. by tomorrow, we'll start to see clearing with a little morning fog. by the afternoon, mostly sunny. high pressure starts to build in as we head towards the middle part of this upcoming week. and that's going to leave us back into the 80s and 90s for our inland valleys. today, comfortable, though. 77 for san jose. remember with aer for tomorrow, back into the 80s. mid-80s expected by wednesday and thursday. the east bay valley will stay in the upper 70s. we're talking about the return of 90s by thursday. and i'll leave you with this. in san francisco, if you're headed into the city today, 70 degrees today. so comfortable. jacket weather. but if you're headed into the city by wednesday and thursday, bust out the shorts. we're talking about summer weather returning by wednesday and thursday with temperatures close to 80.
and unfortunately, vicky, no rain in sight over the next seven days. >> that is too bad. but i do feel for these tourists. they're always caught off guard. it's either too hot in the city or too cold. anthony, thank you. "today in the bay" is back after this break. coming up, how one silicon valley executive is turning lessons on the playing field into lessons in the classroom.
everything he'son from pro athlete to silicon valley ceo, he has been successful at nearly everything he's done. in this morning's "bay area proud," garvin thomas introduces us to a man now working to benefit thousands of low-income children. >> while it was soccer and football that jim messimer was best at, his fondest memories are of baseball and playing catch with his dad when he was young. it's just one part of his past that jim has pulled from for his latest venture, helping children to build the first block to
success, the ability to read. >> say i will take turns. >> reporter: though there has been many a great book written about baseball -- >> what's this left? >> reporter: -- books and baseball. >> perfect. it's coming on the ground. >> reporter: -- don't normally mix at school. >> good job. >> reporter: but at three san francisco schools these days, literacy and the long ball have found common ground. why? just ask jim messimer. it was his idea. >> i'm a very solution-oriented person. and a lot of people, they position things as a problem. i look at them as opportunities. messaging is not what you say. it's how we say it. >> reporter: jim is a former professional soccer and football player who transitioned into a successful 20-year career as a silicon valley executive. a career that five years ago jim decided to put on hold to start this. >> we can see.
>> reporter: san francisco rbi is a nonprofit bringing underprivileged children up to and beyond grade level in reading. >> this is one of the bugs we're going to read about. >> reporter: there are lessons in the classroom and on the playing field, all focused on increasing literacy. >> i believe the core of education is reading. you cannot go to s.t.e.m. you cannot write code. you cannot do anything if you cannot read. >> reporter: it's a noble goal, one jim says has part of its roots in a very personal place. he and his wife, debbie's, inability to have children of their own. unable to start a family, they decided to help as many other families as they possibly could. >> there's reasons for everything. and i really believe that the pathway that this led us to by
creating this organization has enriched us in a totally different way. >> reporter: partnering with major league baseball and tap more than 1,000 volunteers, they've already worked with more than 1,000 students and are seeing measurable results. as for how long he'll do this pro bono, jim says he's in it until it's able to run on its own. racking up wins all along the way. >> whoo hoo! >> the measurable success part is very important to jim as well, going back to his days as a silicon valley ceo, he's very focused on analysis and data, and he thinks if he has the data to prove that what he's doing is successful, it can only grow larger. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> if you know someone doing something nice for others, send a tip to garvin. just go to nbcbaycaarea.com and search bay area proud. coming up, some encouraging
news for former nba star lamar odom as he fights for his life in a vegas hospital. plus -- >> whistleblowers don't have a fighting ta inin ining chance w justice at this agency. >> we investigate the agency that is supposed to protect the workers who report public safety dangers. today we're gonna talk about trucks. works for me. which truck brand do you think offers best in class hd towing? ford. i would say the ram. ok, lets move to the second door. best v8 horsepower.
the ram. i say ford on the v8. chevy. what about this year's motortrend truck of the year? chevy. what do you think? the ford. there's no reason why they shouldn't be. let's see how you did. oohh! that's the chevy silverado hd, the chevy silverado, and the chevy colorado. no way?! chevy, chevy, chevy. wow. that's a clean sweep. why let someone else have all the fun? the sometimes haphazard, never boring fun. the why can't it smell like this all the time fun.
the learning the virtue of sharing fun. why let someone else have all the fun? that's no fun. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> good sunday morning to you. your time now is 7:29. take a look at that beautiful picture of the skies above san francisco. transamerica building in the front of your screen there. and the beautiful american flag waving off in the distance. thank you so much for waking up with us. i'm vicky nguyen alongside anthony slaughter who's standing by with a look at that forecast. good morning. it looks nice out there. a little colder, though. >> it is. we're looking at the core of that cold front moving over right now. we are going to see a good mix
of sun and clouds. later on we may see a little drizzle at the coastline as this thing continues to move overhead. notice big-time thunderstorms erupting across parts of fresno, the central valley. for us here at home, the core is making its way overhead. we'll see a good mix of sun and clouds through the day. temperatures will be comfortable. not as hot as it has been. we talked about 70s across the entire bay. san francisco at 70. south bay, not a place day in the bay area is expecting 80s. it will be comfortable. get out and enjoy. we are talking about the your honor are of 90s by thursday. more on that coming up. >> anthony, thanks. see you in a bit. well, from praying for rain to bracing for rain. last week's heavy rainfall in southern california is now causing new concerns among many people in our drought-ridden state. first, southern california was struck by mother nature. flash flooding and mudslides shut down roads near los angeles and sent hundreds of people scrambling. now storms are hitting northern california in calaveras and
amador counties are the butte fire burned thousands of acres last month. >> i am thankful for the rain but not for what it's causing. especially for all the people who still don't have homes to live in in and are living in tents and that kind of thing. it makes it hard. >> that flash flood warning very real. meteorologists say more rain is expected in the forecast this week. new this morning, a powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern philippines today. typhoon koppu blew on shore with sustained winds of more than 100 miles per hour. the storm dumped heavy rain, toppled trees and knocked out power. thousands of villagers have been evacuated. officials say at least one person has died. four people were hurt and six others have been reported missing. a developing story now in santa cruz after a chaotic scene at the wharf. that's where a car went right through the barriers and straight into the water. it happened shortly before 8:30 last night. this is video of the aftermath of the car in the water.
police say two people may have been in that car. the victims were taken to the hospital but no word yet on their conditions. a witness says she saw the driver moving quickly around other cars almost running people over. rescuers immediately sprang into action after the car went through that white fence and plunged about 20 feet into the water. witnesses saw it all. >> he tried to pass us on the right and ended up passing us on the left. almost got in a head-on collision, got behind us again and then he drove past us, lost control of the car and went over the side. >> reporter: into the water. >> yeah, into the water. and then there was a girl that tried to jump in and save them while i was calling 911 to make sure that somebody could get them out of the water. >> is the government turning its back on whistleblowers? federal law is supposed to protect workers from retaliation when they blow the whistle on serious problems. many of these problems impact our safety. this is an issue we've been investigating for months. and we have the new data this morning. plus firsthand accounts from whistleblowers.
from airlines to pipelines, they're the workers on the front lines who speak up when systems break down. the government built a safety net for whistleblowers who get fired for raising red flags about safety issues or illegal activities. it's called the whistleblower protection program, and it's run by osha. >> whistleblowers don't have a fighting chance when they seek justice at this agency. >> reporter: tom has fought for whistleblowers for more than three decades. he's testified before congress and helped pass national whistleblower laws. now he helps defend employees against retaliation. >> the osha program has been so counterproductive that i view it as a trojan horse. it's an agency we warn whistleblowers about. i was told by my supervisor other, just conduct an interview and dismiss it. >> reporter: before you knew any of the facts. >> correct. >> reporter: whistleblower investigator darrell whitman spoke out to the investigative unit earlier this year.
he said supervisors in osha's region 9 office in san francisco pressured investigators to close cases without proper review and dismissed complaints even when he found they had merit. whitman pointed to the numbers in region 9. osha found cases had merit less than 3% of the time. is it an acceptable number to you? >> no, absolutely not. >> reporter: now we've learned it's not just region 9. the investigative unit crunched the numbers for all ten osha regions across the nation. we found from 2004 to 2014, the agency awarded merit to cases less than 2% of the time. about 22% of cases resulted in settlements. osha calls those outcomes favorable to the complainant. but the numbers show osha dismissed 59% of whistleblower cases the majority of complaints it investigated. >> it's obscene. >> reporter: what's more, we found in 7 of the 22 industries protected by whistleblower laws, osha did not issue a single merit finding.
our investigation also found whistleblowers have to wait a long time for answers. osha's supposed to complete investigations in 90 days or less. but the agency reports 71% of all cases failed to meet that deadline. the average time it takes osha to complete a case has increased from 98 days in 2004 to 378 days in 2014. >> there's no excuse for how long the cases take. >> reporter: devine says in many cases staff lack training. osha allows companies up to a year to respond to a complaint, and managers add delays by reinvestigating certain cases. that time takes a toll on whistleblowers. >> they lose their homes. you know, their lives are a living hell while osha settles. >> reporter: nbc bay area spoke with more than a dozen whistleblowers who believed osha unfair ll lly dismissed their c. >> i couldn't sleep. i had problems eating.
i have nightmares. >> take a ping-pong ball and put it inside a blender. i'm that ball. >> reporter: osha has acknowledged problems. a series of government reports dating back 25 years found delays in investigating and deciding complaints and complainants did not always receive appropriate investigations. tullic led the whistleblower program from 2006 to 2011. she says osha leaders asked her to reform the flailing agency. >> i think it was lip service. and that no one really had any great intention of doing anything terribly different than they already did. >> reporter: tolek says recommendations outlined in this white paper landed on deaf ears. >> i mean, it drove me out. >> reporter: she left osha with this conclusion. >> i think their solution is apparent but nobody wants to do it, which is to move the entire program out of osha. >> reporter: nbc bay area made requests to interview the head of osha. he declined. instead osha pointed us to this april memo michaels wrote, saying we are focused on improving both the efficiency
and quality of our investigations. michaels says the program reached a record number of merit findings. 75 out of 3757. he notes monetary awards to b s whistleblowers more than doubles from 15 million to 35 million. when they see a problem that could injure, sicken or kill someone. >> michaels has given some very inspiring speeches about his desire for this to become an effective worker rights organization. so far the rhetoric is not close in reality. >> in recent years osha has added more program staff and created a national whistleblower advisory committee. but critics including devine say congress simply needs to take the program out from under osha. if you have a tip for our vettive unive investigative unit, call
1-888-996-tips or e-mail us. a founding member of the grateful dead is battling bladder cancer. 75-year-old bass player phil lesh says he was diagnosed early this month and that he's getting treatment in scottsdale, arizona. he wrote on facebook that he considers himself, quote, very fortunate to have tumors that are nonaggressive. two of the musician's upcoming sews are canceled but he says he plans to reschedule them soon after having a surgery to remove the tumors. there is good news this morning as former nba player lamar odom fights for his life. according to reports odom has been taken off of a ventilator. he is now responding to doctors both physically and verbally, and his heart is still doing well. odom was found earlier in the week unconscious in a las vegas brothel. the brothel owner says after spending $75,000, odom was planning to extend his stay when they found him unconscious on tuesday. he says he put lamar up in his vip suite on one condition. >> can't bring drugs in here. and he agreed to that. the girls said he said he was
doing cocaine before he got there on saturday. >> sources close to odom tell our sister network e! doctors say odom suffered from a stroke and brain damage. up next, the warriors/lakers game ends abruptly in southern california. why the teams walked off the court with more than a quarter left on the clock. and if you haven't seen it yet, you'll want to stick around for one of the craziest endings to a game in sports history.
jim harbaugh used to describe the unbelievable ending to a game mistakes were made. those were the words a stunned jim harbaugh used to describe the unbelievable ending to a game between his michigan wolverines and michigan state. with ten seconds left in the game and michigan leading by two, all harbaugh's team had to do was punt the ball away. what happens next, you have to see to believe. >> oh, he has trouble with the
snap! and the ball is free! it's picked up by michigan state! watts-jackson, and he scores! on the last -- >> michigan state scores with no time left on the clock in one of the most shocking finishes you'll ever see. spartans win, 27-23. to the ice now, the sharks' east coast road trip continues taking on the new york islanders. san jose entered the game undefeated on the season but new york would be a different story. islanders scored three unanswered goals in the third period. they beat them, 6-3. to the hardwood or in this case the extremely slippery wood floors. the warriors and lakers ended their exhibition game in san diego early because of precipitation from the ice rink underneath. yeah, everybody's slipping and sliding. the arena is home to san diego's minor league hockey team. after several players lost their footing, the game was called in the third quarter for injury concerns. still ahead on "today in the bay," a proposal by governor
jerry brown to help get water to southern california during this historic drought may be hitting a snag. political analyst larry gerstin joins us live with why some people have soured on the governor's plan. good morning. now let's start on the peninsula with something i'm sure the family's going to love, especially if they're hungry. it's called farm to table food fest. it's a celebration of what's being called the jewish food movement local, accessible, healthful foods, sustainably produced and crafted by people who are treated fairly, cooking demos, tastings, learning, butter making, art, gardening projects and much more are promised. now, that's a movement in the world of baker/cooking. in the world of maker/doing, there's another continuing trend. be a maker. the annual maker fair in san mateo, it's a huge event with a huge crowd. today across the bay and oakland, it's going to be a more intimate affair. just off highway 24.
same idea as the full-fledged fair but because it's smaller there's also a chance to feature more local makers. maybe even you next year if you're not prepared today. and finally genuine old-school scene makers in their own right. in fact, some of these engineers might actually be engineers. that's between rio vista and fairfield. at the western railway museum, they've made the move and gotten all seasonal with their pumpkins just like pretty much every coffee house in the area. test your strength with the pumpkin launcher. explore their huge hay bale for tress and of course ride their special pumpkin patch trains. and don't forget to join us tomorrow morning again on our own special party train right here on "today in the bay." it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering...
tunnels project. the idea to take water south through passageways 150 feet beneath the delta. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerstin joins us to talk about the resurgence of this plan. larry, what was it the governor first proposed, and what was that initial reaction? >> resurgence is a good way of putting it because this isn't a new idea at all. it's a reitieration, if you will. 33 years ago if you can imagine that, vicky, then-governor jerry brown proposed yet this similar idea by shipping northern california water through a peripheral canal, a canal that would skirt the delta and then head south. now, the issue was put to the voters in 1982, and guess what, they rejected the proposal by a 2-1 vote. now a new version of the same idea has surfaced again in a radically different environment. namely, as you pointed out, a state that has suffered record drought for four long years. >> okay, larry. so what are the voters saying now, and is the state more open?
because this would really mean a dramatic shift in resources. >> dramatic is the way to put it. this time at least one survey shows strong support for this idea. a statewide survey commissioned by the pro-twin tunnels coalition shows a solid majority yes proposing the proposal by about a 2-1 margin. that's pretty large if you look at it that way. this kind of support, it should get a lot of coverage with the governor, although we should point out that northern californians in the survey were much less supportive than southern californians. no surprise. most of the water comes -- flows from the north to the south and most of the people waiting for that water are in the south. >> sure. that makes perfect sense. how accurate do you think this poll was? >> you know what, the poll is done well. i've been doing polling for a long time. the poll was done well. it has a solid methodology. it shows widespread concern about the drought. and in fact, finds responders this time around viewing the drought as the state's number one issue.
>> if we're just looking at the polling alone, it sounds like there is solid support for this twin tunnels proposal. but what was proposed before, the predecessor, the peripheral canal, so that got a big thumbs down. why? >> what the poll doesn't do, here's the deal. getting through the weeds here, if you will, methodologywise, it doesn't include cost both in terms of losses and water, getting deeper in it with respect to cost. estimates are in the range of 25 to $40 billion. with the money coming from, yeah, you guessed, users. concerning the shift of water. yes, most of it would go to southern california left, of course, without the water would be farmers and the delta. which environmentalists say would cause irreparable harm to fish and other species. those in the details that were left out of the poll. >> certainly it's a big promgt and you're messing with mother nature in some ways with all the redirection of water.
what's the plan for the governor? he's going to move forward with it, and what about the people who think this is a bad way to spend money? what's their recourse? what do they do from here? >> we'll start with the governor. he may have the wherewithal, the opportunity to move ahead with this project. it appears that way, of course, that he has the authority to do so. assuming, assuming, assuming that the legislature funds the projects, okay? that's one thing. but don't be surprised, vicky, if opponents, an unlikely combination of environmentalists, fishing interests and some farmers gather enough signatures to place the proposal on the ballot as a referendum in november 2016 which would allow that -- allow the voters to perhaps reject the idea. >> we all get to weigh in. >> we may. we may. and if that happens, there's going to be a lot of money spent on both sides because as we have learned, painfully so, nothing is more precious in the state than water. >> it just reminds me a little bit of the light rail and how everybody sort of thought that was a good idea, but you had these detractors and now where's
that project? you're building kind of a big tube tunnel system for water. a more precious resource. >> and that's where we get to this whole concept of unanticipated consequences. it always looks good on paper. but what happens once the project's done, and once a massive project is done like that one, it's pretty hard to go back. >> right. and it's very expensive along the way. it will be very interesting to watch and see if it gets on the referendum -- gets on the ballot for voters. thank you, larry. we'll be right back with weather and more news.
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==vickyy/cu== if you've lid welcome back. we do have pretty strong thunderstorms erupting near fresno, working their way up just east of tahoe. we are looking at the core of low pressure. that may trigger drizzle in the morning hours. overall expect a good mix of sub a sun and clouds. temperatures very comfortable. we're talking about a room temperature for most of us. mid-70s for the south bay. same for the peninsula and the east bay and for the north bay. san francisco will be right at 70. the tri-valley, no 80s for today. you'll be right at 78. it will be comfortable across the entire bay with a good mix of sun and clouds. now, the area of low pressure moving through is responsible for the flash flood watches at the scene across parts of nevada. that rain's going to continue for them. here at home, we're talking about a good mix of sun and clouds. temperatures are very comfortable here at home. but you do any traveling towards yosemite. 54 later on today.
and las vegas will be dealing with showers and thunderstorms making their way out of there by the afternoon hours. if you are staying put here across the bay area today, half moon bay, the pumpkin festival happens today. and i heard yesterday that they had delays on the highway about an hour. so you may want to get there early. 70 degrees expected for today as we move through the day. we are expecting a good mix of sun and clouds after we get rid of a little drizzle. we are expecting a warming trend over the next couple of days. this area of low pressure allows for high pressure to build back in. you know the story. we're talking about temperatures warming once we get into the middle part of this upcoming week. you'll notice that temperature trend. mid-70s for today. back into the 80s for tomorrow. mid-80s by wednesday and thursday. the east bay valleys will be looking at a warming trend as well. upper 70s for today back into the mid-80s by tuesday. upper 80s and then 90 by thursday. if you are doing any traveling into the city today, maybe want to get out and check out some sunday funday activities, well,
it will be comfortable. 70 degrees in the city for today. but later on this upcoming week even in san francisco, we are looking at a warming trend there. temperatures will be warm by the middle part of this upcoming week, wednesday and thursday. we are expecting another warming trend and possibly, vicky, possibly just maybe a little chance of rain as we head towards saturday of next week. we'll continue to fine-tune that. of course, a bigger system, something we've been watching out in the pacific for halloween. of course, that's always a tricky time of year because we're kind of stuck in between our climates changing here across the bay area. but we'll continue to track it in the next seven days or at least five day, no big rain. >> you read my mind. i was going to ask you about halloween. i've been hearing you talk about how it may rain. >> the long-range models are so finic finicky. they go back and forth. it could be there one day and gone the next but we'll watch it. >> we'll keep it tuned right here. if you have lived in the bay area a while, you do know this is a hit october speaking of halloween. the half moon bay pumpkin festival draws thousands of
people. in fact, so many people go, there were signs warning about slow-moving traffic on highway 92 as anthony was talking about earlier. the festival is very family friendly. there are pumpkin carvings, arts and crafts, a haunted house and tons of food. if you are planning on heading to the festival today, build in extra time. maybe some snacks and activities for the kids in the car because at one point, there was a 70-minute delay on 92. people were wondering, can he speak? does he have 100% mental capacity? but the truth is i never did. i might actually be a few points higher now. >> he's definitely back. a triumphant return to "saturday night live" last night for tracy morgan. former castmates from both "snl" and "30 rock" joined morgan in several sketches. it's one of his first appearances after he was nearly killed in a car crash about a year and a half ago. i had to set my dvr because as you know bedtime for this show does not allow us to stay up
this sunday morning, a new sense of urgency in/5e presidential race. on one side, hillary &0ñclinton strong debate performance ups the pressure on joe biden and whether he gets in. on the other, trump and carson are sitting on top, but is ted cruz about to have his moment? >> if you're looking far candidate who the career politicians in washington will embrace, i'm not your guy. >> my sit-down with the senator from texas. also, showdown over benghazi. hillary clinton prepares to testify befor??p benghazi committee. but has the committee been discredited even before the hearing