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besides candy. that's next. i think about how important it was for me to have the role models i've had. oh, look at that! i wasn't able to get there alone. he essentially plucked me out of obscurity. he's the one who said, "hey man, this is your life, this is what you need to do." nobody can do it alone. the more help you can get along the way, the faster you can achieve your goals. i'm in it to fly. help people achieve their dreams. speak for those who can not. whatever you're in it for... ...we're in it together. the loss of a legend. tonight the memorial grows at his feet. the statue of willie mccovey outside of at&t park. a tribute to his life and a place of solace in his death. the giants hall of famer died this afternoon at the age of 80. willie mccovey, his legacy entrenched in baseball and the
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bay area. >> he played his final game in 1980, but willie mac was still relevant to this day. he lit up a room with his smile, was a fixture at the ballpark, and he reminded baseball fans about the joy of the game. i saw willie mac's final game 40 years ago at the stick. terry mcsweeney also had the good fortune of seeing him play through the decades and joins us now from mccovey cove. terry. >> reporter: raj, i swear to you, i was at that same game in 1980 saying good-bye and thank you to willie mccovey. we were there because we loved him. it's probably why some people have gathered out here at the willie mccovey statue right next to mccovey cove. you see him sitting there. he's just been sitting there looking up kind of like at a wake at the feet of willie mccovey. you see the flowers and the beads. long-time giants fans are taking this very hard. >> player of the year in 1970 -- >> reporter: willie mccovey came up to the san francisco giants in 1959 and was an instant
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superstar. rookie of the year that year, most valuable player in '69, more than 500 career home runs. tonight deena sehan brought beads and candles to the statue at mccovey cove, and she brought a broken heart. >> he was a gentleman. he was a great baseball player. and when you fall in love with someone when you're little and you watch them grow, yeah. >> reporter: mccovey, the legend. praised by legends. >> i used to sit in section 9, family section of candlestick, and the wall -- right field was open to the park lot and we used to wait for mccovey to get up and all of us would line up in the aisle, and we knew he was going to hit a home run. and we'd all wait for the parking lot. >> reporter: mccovey was a giant for almost awful of his two-decade career and spent another two decades in the organization as a senior adviser. since 1980 the giants have awarded the willie mac award to the player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership that define mccovey's career.
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>> willie sort of it had it all. he had this warmth. he had this love for the franchise, love for the teammates, and love for the community. >> reporter: the city of san francisco paying tribute to the giants icon by turning other icons orange tonight. the scoreboard at at&t showing his long retired number, 44. and back at mccovey cove tonight, the realization that time waits for no one, not even willie mccovey. >> my dad passed away a few years ago when he was 80, and it kind of -- it's the same era. my dad, these were his heroes. >> reporter: the san francisco giants are planning a public tribute to willie mccovey. we of course will keep you posted on that. if you want to send condolences to his family, you can by sending them out here to 24 willie mays plaza, attention mccovey family, or sending an e-mail to forever 44 y terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. and i think a lot of people will
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be sending in their comments. willie mac used to say was a black kid growing up in the deep south, moved to fris in 1959. everyone embraced me. i was so shocked and hum sxbld fell in love with this place. >> and he never wanted to leave. >> and he stayed. he was tremendous and really did light up a room. >> so present at so many games. >> almost every game. almost every homestand. with his wheelchair, with all his injuries, he was there. and the giants fans loved him for that. my last interview with willie mac was earlier this year. still with so much life and love. this is his dear estella, his long-time companion, who he married just two months ago. our thoughts are with her tonight. we will continue our coverage of mccovey in about ten minutes from now. well, an executive at google's parent company is stepping down amid section'll harassment allegations. "the new york times" reports that richard duval, a director at alphabet, resigned today. that resignation comes after the "times" ran another story in which a female employee accused duval of sexual harassment and accused google of telling her that the claims against duval,
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her claims, were "more likely than not true." google says duval has apologized for an error in judgment before that article was published. tomorrow, however, hundreds of google employees plan a walkout saying the company protects employees accused of sexual misconduct. well, the video is incredible to watch. a member of a central coast fishing crew says he and his friends, you can see there, were able to save that massive humpback whale entangled in rope. that effort, as you can see, caught on camera. marine mammal experts say, though, the rescue effort could have been deadly and should never have been attempted. nbc bay area's sergio keentd nah is live along the embarcadero with more on this story. sergio? >> reporter: well, that crew was just wrapping up a commercial eel expedition. they were heading back into morro bay when they noticed that humpback whale was entangled in either rope or some netting and it was stuck to a buoy. >> yes, yes. jump on the whale right now and cut it.
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>> reporter: that's the voice of nicholas taron telling his friend sam syste lichlt en. they'd already cut its tail clear from where it was attached o'a buoy but the 30-ton whale wasn't free yet. >> there was still one rope along its back and that rope was attached to the sea floor. >> reporter: in the video you can hear the whale squeal as sam is on its back and then its tail whips out. >> we've had people die trying to get in the water and just last year we lost one of our responders who was on the front of the boat and the whale's tail came up and actually hit him in the boat. >> reporter: justin viezbiecke is with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. he says their professional crews never get in the water with the animals. >> especially an animal that's in a very stressful situation. there's a lot of concern for both human safety and for safety for the animal. >> reporter: this incident happened several weeks ago in september. taron and his crew believe they were able to save the humpback.
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>> did you get it? yeah! >> reporter: but the scientist from noaa tells you because professional rescue crews were never able to examine the whale they don't know if all the rope or netting was completely cut away. >> get it, sam. now, that fishing crew, they did call the coast guard, but they decided to try to free the whale on their own because they were told it was going to take several hours for anyone to get out to help them. reporting live in san francisco, i'm sergie quintana, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. police in the east bay are investigating a crash that killed a young girl. it happened monday afternoon on shepherd avenue in heyward. that's right near tyrell elementary school. a driver hit the 3-year-old girl. paramedics rushed her to a local hospital where she died. the driver did stay at the scene and is cooperating. we also have new details about the deadly crash that shut down 880 for hours. this was part of our breaking news coverage last night at 11:00. this was on 880 in heyward.
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investigators say 46-year-old lamum bachlt richard and 57-year-old renee rodriguez died in this crash. all northbound lanes of 880 were shut down for six hours. rodriguez was on her way home from work. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us in heyward with more. cheryl? >> reporter: i did talk to the rodriguez family tonight and i did talk to the richards family and they're both trying to wrap their minds around what happened here tonight and they're in a struggle to move forward. >> she was a lovely lady. big heart. everybody loved her. >> reporter: that was evident tonight as we watched friends and family come to the rodriguez home in hayward to comfort augie. >> she'd do anything for anybody. she loved god and she was a hard worker, a good mother. >> reporter: no one here could imagine her life ending last night on interstate 880 when a
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small tour bus traveling northbound crashed into several cars. >> we're looking into all causes of the collision. >> reporter: but the chp is not blaming drugs or alcohol or the collision. >> she was coming from work. >> reporter: like thousands of people do on this freeway every day. the other driver killed, lamumba richards, was driving the ford when the chp says the bus pushed him into a semi truck. rodriguez was retired, running a vending machine business. >> i don't want to blame anybody. i don't know what happened. >> reporter: chp says the tour bus was going 65 miles per hour or greater. tonight augie has a message. >> don't take your wife for granted because tomorrow's not promised. >> reporter: now, we did reach out to the tour bus company and they say that their hearts go out to the families affected by this horrible tragedy. but they will not make an official statement until the chp
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completes its investigation. reporting live in heyward, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. former chp officer facing prison time after being found guilty of downloading child pornography at work. eric lund convicted of copying thousands of child porn files while on the job and then sharing them on the web. prosecutors told jurors he downloaded the kiddie porn while on patrol as well. lund will be formally sentenced in december. the report is out. remember those planned power outages at pg&e a couple of weeks ago? tonight the utility company is detailing its decision to cut the power. in a 21-page report released today, pg&e says the red flag warning and 50-mile-per-hour winds in the north bay factored into its decision. about 60,000 customers in seven counties had their power shut off. it took three days for it to be fully restored. also revealed in this report, the close calls during that planned outage. pg&e says there were 18
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instances of damaged power lines and power poles. some of it shown here in these photos. pg&e says the proactive outage program will only be used in extreme measures. just six days until election day. we're getting new numbers on some key california races. according to a final pre-election poll by the berkeley institute democratic gubernatorial candidate gavin newsom has a comfortable lead over republican john cox in the race for governor. in the u.s. senate race incumbent dianne feinstein is in the lead, but it's close. with fellow democratic challenger kevin de leon. if you're still undecided about who and what to vote for, check out our election guide. head to all you need to do is click on the elections tab. we have information on all the key races along with the propositions that will appear on the ballot. up next, a stabbing on a college campus. what the bystanders did next to swoop in and stop the man with the knife. plus, it worked. a petition to get to the top of
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the salesforce tower to look more like something out of "lord of the rings" on halloween. check it out. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. it's a cool 61 in san jose right now. but i'll show you why we're warming up tomorrow and who's going to get the hottest. that's in about six minutes.
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an emotional night here in the bay area. you see the flags at half staff at at&t park. this is a live look from our exclusive ballpark cam. giants legend and baseball hall of famer willie mccovey has died. right there at mccovey cove you see as well. he died at stanford hospital with his family by his side. his wife estella says she lost her best friend and her husband. willie mac as we got to know through the decades liked to share his smile, his distinct laugh and old stories. we had the pleasure of talking with him earlier this year and he told us how he and his hall of fame teammate orlando cepeda were attached at the hip during
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their playing days. >> after i got called up here, cepeda and i actually ended up living next door to each other. >> every time willie would get an apartment, he called me and would get me one next to him. >> so there was a time when it was part of the media was trying to make us enemies for some reason. >> in '59 he got an apartment in the avenue, he got me one there. >> and they didn't realize how close we were. but they were trying to -- they -- >> they were very close. they lived together -- they used to drive to the ballpark together every day. this is part of our award-winning bay area revelations documentary. we posted parts of it on our website. check it out. well, bystanders turned into
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a heroes today at a community college near santa cruz. sheriff's deputies say a man stabbed a woman at cabrillo college in aptos. students and staff rushed to call 911 and then they had the suspect down until deputies arrived. some people said they thought the attack was a halloween prank at first. >> and i heard screaming, and i thought it was a halloween-related thing. and i heard "help me i'm bleeding." >> paramedics were able to take the woman to a trauma center, and like uckily she is in stabl condition this evening. ran sxakd rippsacked and ri there's concern over the condition of bart trains. an east bay woman snapped this photo of conditions on a san franciscobound train last week. she said the train looked ransacked and she learned drug addicts flip the seats over looking for unused drugs or money left behind. >> it needs to be safe. it needs to be secure. it needs to be clean. we pay for that. as riders. >> we are really trying new
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strategies so that we can intercept problems instead of waiting until the end of the day to find out about it or waiting to clean it up at the end of the line. >> it's frustrating for a lot of people. bart says they've been working hard to improve these conditions by adding more police officers and beefing up cleaning crews. they've also added a way for riders to report biohazards right from their phones. a breakthrough therapy at stanford could help fight blood cance cancer. researchers are using a new type of immunotherapy to treat their patients and they say half the tum orz they tested shrunk. stanford thinks it would could be a life saver and alternate to chemotherapy. take your pick, kitkat, milky way, snickers, what do you think? >> trick or treat. >> thousands of sxids thousands of moms and dads packed in bay area neighborhoods celebrating -- what's tonight? >> halloween. you're looking at video from pleasanton and martinez. lots of cool costumes. in the south bay thousands of kids and their parents flocked to one particular home. >> and for good reason. here's nbc bay area's ian cull.
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>> reporter: church street in san jose doesn't look very church-like tonight. quite the opposite. but the community embraces it with open arms. around 5,000 people will show up here today and tomorrow for the haunted house. >> it's really awesome. like the sights and like the people that scare you are really amazing. >> reporter: it took three months to build. two dozen friends and neighbors join in to be the boo crew, and it's their 18th year. >> and when i moved in, you know, i was blown away by the amount of creativity, the amount of detail and just the scale of it is just, you know, incredible. >> reporter: after a fright trick-or-treaters flood the streets, hitting house after house. >> happy halloween. >> reporter: not just here. in neighborhoods from martinez to pleasanton. the jellyfish, gorillas, and even a hearse blasting m.j. ♪ >> you guys want a glow stick too? >> yeah. >> reporter: san jose firefighters also opening up their doors.
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every station giving out candy and glow sticks to keep kids visible and safe in the dark. and safety was certainly on parents' minds. >> we trick or treat in the neighborhood around the school with some of our friends, stay in a group. >> reporter: back on church street there will always be one holiday and house they all look forward to. >> it just brings everyone together. in like a super positive way. >> reporter: in san jose ian cull, nbc bay area news. okay. talk about creepy. it's a sight right out of "lord of the rings." the salesforce tower resembling the eye of sauron from the popular fantasy trilogy. it's the bad guy. turns out it may be a payoff for a petition as well. more than 11,000 signed the petition calling for the top of the tower to be turned into the eye of sauron for halloween. and it appears the salesforce owners were paying attention. >> obviously. fun night around bay area. it is creepy. you delivered on a great forecast. now what do we have tomorrow?
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>> it's going to feel strange outside. we're going into november here, and it's going to feel like september outside. we've got? warmer temperatures on the way. so let's go ahead and start off here. microclimate forecast with your thursday morning and i don't see a whole lot in the way of cloud cover to start. we've got plenty of sunshine in the south bay. 57 degrees on some more 50s for the peninsula and tri-valley. not much fog in san francisco. the north bay or the east bay. look, you've got a nice start, cool temperatures to begin. you have the sunshine. but as i just said, it's going to feel strange tomorrow because of the new weather change. that's already starting to build in. what i see happening is high pressure starting to inch just a little bit closer to the bay area. that's going to help to bring those warmer temperatures. the other thing this is doing is pushing all of our rain chances well up into alaska. no rain in the forecast for us. and it's going to be warm, as we've been mentioning. down here across the south bay pushed up to 85 here in gilroy.
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83 in east san jose and 79 in cupertino. near the bay you had 76 in oakla oakland, 79 in hayward. head back to the inland valleys. 85 here in concord. the peninsula anywhere from 81 in palo alto to a mild 73 in daly city. even some 70s expected in san francisco from the embarcadero down to ingleside. the marina will be at 69. and it's warm in the north bay. up to 86 in ukiah. 85 in novato. and 79 in mill valley. extended forecast does have temperatures cooling off, at least in san francisco. with some morning fog returning by friday. we're down to 66. but we'll stay with 60s and dry weather as we head into the next seven days. inland valleys, it is above average. the next seven days in the forecast. also no rainfall as we head all the way into next week. we might drop down to 79 but really that's the only cooling we see in this extended forecast. we've had so many questions about rainfall and the long-range outlook. so here's what we think will happen in november.
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best above rainfall chances go to texas southeast and the northeast. possibly some below average rainfall there for the pacific northwest. so only thing we're seeing for maybe a pattern change might get here by mid november with maybe some rainfall coming back to the bay area. i've got to tell you, though, the forecast models have been putting this on for mid november, taking it on, putting it off, putting it on, taking it off. we'll be watching closely. any rain at this point will be phenomenal news. we'll be the first to let you know. >> we need it. and what's the thing at -- >> the eye of sauron is looking over you. >> hovering over you. >> i like the way you say it. >> i don't know why i say it that way. coming up, this is one halloween prank the police department wasn't laughing about. the message they have to the owner of that car. >> and we have jimmy. >> mike d. and ad rock from the beastie boys. plus we have music from seth
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west. and mix master mike sitting in with the roots. it's a great show. stay tuned. and happening now, troops in southern california are preparing to carry out the new orders from president trump. he plans to send as many as 15,000 troops to the border to dissuade that migrant caravan from coming into the country. officials say six military bases in san diego will serve as logistics hubs housing troops and supplies. we're back in a moment.
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california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me. we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent. it turns out an artist went all out trying to pull one over on police in solano county. dixon police got a call about a car parked in the safeway parking lot covered in blood.
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supposedly. officers towed the car, tested the blood. not human or animal. that's when they discovered the whole thing was a prank by a local artist. police say he can pick up his art piece at the impound lot. google still a few years away from opening its planned mega campus near downtown san jose. google is now moving into north san jose. google is everywhere. the company paid cash for a pair of curved office buildings on north first street just a few blocks south of alvista. with enough room for about 2,000 employees. the buildings have been home to several companies in recent years. well, up next the late-night developments from barry bonds regarding the passing of willie mccovey. and what klay thompson showed up wearing to tonight's warriors game. stay with us. proposition 11 solves two issues.
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first, it continues to pay paramedics while we're on break. second, it ensures the closest ambulance can respond if you call 9-1-1. vote yes on 11.
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proposition 11 "a common sense solution" to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. our top story tonight we've been following, tributes pouring in for willie mccovey. >> the giants are planning a public memorial. we'll now more details as the days go by for the fans to show up at at&t park. they'll also honor willie mac throughout next season. just a few moments ago barry bonds with this tweet. really nice photos here and a nice message. "rest in peace uncle willie mccovey. i love you."
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when bonds was a kid he used to go to candlestick and watch mccovey and mays play and collect all those home run balls that they used to hit. let's talk about the warriors tonight. hosting the pelicans at the oracle. this is klay thompson showing up in style. that's jackie moon, the character from the will smith movie "semi-pro." >> you've got to be kidding -- >> the will farrell movie, sorry. tonight not quite klay. a lot of the warriors stepping up. the warriors beat the pelicans. final score tonight 131-121. okay. soak it in because tomorrow night could be the last time the raiders and the 49ers play. both teams call the bay area home right now, but it's going to change. to be safe security will be beefed up for the game at levi's stadium. santa clara pd says it will have extra officers on hand including undercover ones wearing jerseys. in addition they'll be using 800
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cameras to monitor the stadium. the feds and chp officers will also be part of that security detail. >> so basically behave or you will get busted. >> exactly. up next, dogs in kos tooucon parade for halloween. we'll show you. i am a family man. i am a techie dad. i believe the best technology should feel effortless. like magic. at comcast, it's my job to develop, apps and tools that simplify your experience. my name is mike, i'm in product development at comcast. we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome.
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okay. this costume contest is literally for the dogs over at pier 23 cafe san francisco. dogs and their owners showed up for the first ever howloween costume contest. >> among the canine contestants a ukulele player, a lion. was that a shark we just saw? >> yeah. dracula. some sort of a pizza clown. bumblebee. zp >> the winning pup took home a bag of doggie treats. >> i like the ukulele player. >> my dog could be a lion. >> and there's the -- enjoy your last 25 minutes of halloween. this is a test. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his


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