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g corporations pay for it, not you. i'm vicky. star power is all over the area. we are tracking a wildfire that could impact your morning commute. they're no ordinary marathon runners. the unlikely duo running in san francisco today and how they bor that's next on "nbc bay area news". ♪ nfl's undefeated list.
rams looking to remain atop the the highlights. taking on new orleans and the saints, fourth quarter, third and one. jared goff connects with cooper kupp and kupp takes it down the sideline for the score. rams would get the two-point conversion, tie the game at 35. thomas, 72 yards for the touchdown, but that's not it, donte. he hit a cellphone. he doesn't want to celebrate with his teammates because he has a cellphone. >> i heard he hid multiple cellphones in both end zones. >> he didn't know where he was going to score. saints win it, 45-35. wow, chiefs and browns. the patrick momes rolling. he can play, first quarter, scoreless ball game. drops it off to hunt on the screen. hunt does the rest. 50 yards for the score. mahomes finished with 375 passing yards and three scores. the chiefs arewinners, 37-21.
also around the nfl, pittsburgh, a winner over baltimore, 23-16. two points better than denver and chicago, routes buffalo. what is your pick on someone hiding a cellphone and having fun? we know terrell owens did it with the sharpy. good for the game, bad for the game? >> it has been 15 years since joe horn did it also when he had four touchdowns that day. i'm with guys having fun, but when a game is, you know, not out of reach and you can possibly hurt your football team, i'm not with it. this is ohio state guy. i know michael thomas personally, he was having fun. he set a record with 211 yards receiving. he wore marcus peters out. i'm all with it if it is not going to hurt the time, but if it is going to hurt the team i'm not with it. >> is it disrespectful to the opponent. >> i don't think so because if you don't want me to pull out my cellphone, don't allow me to get in the end zone and you don't have to worry about it. it is not. >> then it would not be an
issue. >> no. >> 49ers and giants next weekend, you will be covering the game on preand postgame live with greg paw papa. what is your prediction? >> i predict they will get another win. mullens will light up the scoreboard again and remain the starter. defense is having a lot of trouble protecting eli on that side of the ball. defensive line should go out and have some sacks. the only thing i'm worried about is the secondary. you have obj over there, sterling shepard and these guys are putting up some numbers. you have no of to know where obj is at all times and put a guy over the top of him sometimes. if they can do it and slow down barkley, they can come out with a win. >> it is monday night football so the nation will be watching. >> they will be. >> raiders, any shot against the chargers? >> i'm not sure about the raiders against the chargers. they will have a fire sale over there. they're starting to evaluate talent and hopefully get the number one pick in the draft. i think they're going to lose. >> thank you, donte. >> thanku. >> thank you for watching "xfinity sports sunday". coming up next, the way to stay connected.
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victims. the new clinic opening in the bay area and the reason it was such a big debate over its tin 2018. the final push for votes across the bay area and the country. . the news starts right now. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm vicky nguyen. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. campaigning shifts into overdrive as election days draws closer. a lot of star power on the campaign trail and a lot of people heading to early voting centers in the bay area. in fact, nearly 35 million ballots coming in early. a record number for early voting. there's a lot at stake in this election as i'm sure you have heard. democrats need to flip 23 se te from the republicans. a lot of tight senate races as well. a change in the balance much power could seriously affect the president's agenda. so many big issues for bay area voters today. who will be deciding on issues such as affordable housing, homelessness and even daylight
savings time. in the south bay many people took advantage of early voting centers. nbc bay area's mia a bustling location. >> reporter: this early voting center at the cambridge library was so busy. so busy that even after he closed tonight some people were coming in asking, where do i put my ballot. that's a good sign people want to make their vote count this election. it is the last-minute push before election. today democratic gubernatorial candidate gavin newsom urged people in los angeles to get to the polls. >> because at the end of the day there's nothing more empowering than voting. there's nothing that -- i don't know,equaunzing. >> reporter: in sacramento his opponent, republican john cox, talked about change. >> we are going to make this
state affordable and liveable again. we're going to start by repealing that gas tax! >> reporter: there's a lot at stake for the country and the state. at this rally in sacramento tensions between the two parties escalated. chanting: usa. immigrants are welcome here. >> reporter: this year there are many ways to vote. in alameda county people didn't have to get out of their cars to cast a ballot. many say they appreciate the convenience of drive-through ballot boxes. >> early vote is really, really important for those that work, and i do think that the voting -- day of voting should be easily gotten off of work and even a holiday absolutely because our rights are under attack. >> reporter: about a fourth of all registered voters in santa clara county have already voted, with nearly 200,000 people casting their ballots early.
a record 19.6 million californians are registered to vote in this election. reporting live in san jose, marianne favreau, "nbc bay area news." >> thank you. with republican control of the house and senate in jeopardy, both parties have heavy hitters on the campaign trail. president trump and former president barack obama continue to crisscross the country, trying to fire up supporters. mr. trump was in georgia and tennessee for rallies, while obama was in indiana. that's a state he carried back in 2008, but the president won in 2016. >> so if you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it is very simple. >> when you vote, you can be a check on bad behavior. when you vote, you can choose hope over fear. >> a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows 50% of likely voters prefer a
democratic controlled congress while 43% favor a republican majority. if you have any problems whatsoever at the polls, we want to hear about it. nbc bay area is teaming up with pro publica to track any issues this election. if you spoke something astray give us a call toll free at 1-833-622-5688. that's 8-33-nbckntv. our election night coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on tuesday. we will be bringing you results and analysis all night long. firefighters still battling a fire that forced road closures in the santa cruz mountains. the fire started about 10:00 last night and this is where it is burning. this is just off of highway 9 in ringkon crossing north of santa cruz. flames forced the shutdown of highway 9 between paradise park. cal fire says so far 17 acres
have burned and the fire is 30% contained. smoke is drifting north, affecting air quality in nearby felton and boulder creek. >> when i got down to boulder creek the smoke -- i had my windows open. it was so bad my eyes started to water and it just kept getting worse. >> no word on when the stretch of highway 9 will be reopening. it is a potential solution to a troubling problem, a rise in sexual assaults in santa clara county. it has led to the addition of a second clinic to help victims. live at stanford university with the details tonight, sergio contana. >> reporter: advocates for the victims have been pushing for the second location to be here at stanford hospital and it looks like it is going to happen. people fighting at stamford hospital. >> there's definitely a need for a thorough exam or rape kit exam, a location on campus. it is a great idea. we're happy it is moving forward. >> reporter: it has been a
struggle to get it there. ph.d. student emma and her colleagues have been pushing for it for about a year. they say someone who has just endured a sexual assault should not have to go miles away to valley medical center to have a rape kit administered. when plans were announced last month to open a clinic here at the campus, concerns were raised at a meeting. >> we do not support this unless it is open to everyone regardless of where it occurred. >> reporter: the first proposed location was in a student health center so the general public may not have known how to get there and it sits in the middle of student housing where students could potentially see victims. >> to have it at the stamford dr because it would make more sense and reduce the stigma because you can go to a hospital for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with being sexually assaulted. >> reporter: this is a letter the stanford president sent to the board of supervisors announcing the decision to open the clinic at the hospital.
now, the center will be operated by stanford university hospital, but the specially-trained nurses will be staffed by santa clara county. reporting live at stanford university, i'm sergio cantana, "nbc bay area news." >> thanks very much. new information about a deadly police shooting in a quiet community. we know the identity of the man and deputy involved in the shooting yesterday in dan vil. investigators say a 33-year old led police on a chase. contra costa county deputy opened fire killing him when he started to drive towards the deputy. an autopsy is scheduled for tuesday. boat owners in sought leto are on high why they're being warned. running for a special cause. the reason two strangers came together to run through san francisco after getting a second chance at life. and we saw a bit of a cooler
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sausalito are on notice tonight. the owners of small boats docked off the shore of sausalito are on notice tonight, find another spot or get towed. the police left warning flyers on dozens of boats bobbing in richardson bay this weekend. any boat left in city waters for 72 hours could be removed by officers. the number of boats in the bay has doubled in the last year of so and apparently reports of theft and other issues. a spot at the marina costs $1,000 or more a month. that's kind of why. an amber alert is in effect for a san jose brother and sister allegedly abducted by their mother who does not have custody. the police say they met at a park in san jose with a child protective services worker supervising the whole thing. the social worker took an
11-year old to the bathroom and came out to find the mother and the one year old gone. shortly after that the girl disappeared and is believed to be with the mother as well. 33-year old diana mararia drives a gray 2012 minnie cooper. they could be headed to colorado springs. it appears san francisco is about to get help to deal with the city's traffic problems. for the first time in three years, the san francisco police department is expected to add 16 traffic cops. the san francisco examiner reports the department started a motorcycle training class last week. that class is required for any officer hoping to join the city's traffic division. the department is hoping the boost will help them crack down on traffic-related deaths. friends for life because of a life saved. today two women who previously didn't know each other ran a half marathon in san francisco to raise awareness for organ donations. nbc bay area's christie smith explains how they have an
unbreakable bond. >> reporter: at the finish line, hands up for a sweet victory and a new personal bond. >> as i ran it with the woman who was yesterday a stranger and today is a part of my family because she gave a kidney to my husband about 13 months ago. >> reporter: this is lisa emmet with her family, including husband neil. today she ran the golden gate half marathon with her brother and kidney donor, shannon bousfield. >> she donated to help a friend of hers and through what is called a kidney chain, organized by the national kidney registry, she kicked off a chain which ultimately saved four people, one of which was her friend she donated for and also my husband. >> to have this incredible bond with somebody you have never even met but you share something so incredible. >> reporter: the emmets live in florida where family and their daughter's teacher tried to help, offering to donate, but they could not find a perfect match until fate would provide one by way of the kidney chain. today the recipient's wife spoke
about why they chose san francisco as the backdrop for this emotional run. >> today the golden gate bridge was nice and clear, but it is often known for being very foggy and you can't see the end of the bridge. but even if you can't see your destination, you have to keep going and put one foot in front of the other. >> reporter: lisa's husband has responded well to the donation. >> he's doing great. he's doing great. amazing. >> reporter: lisa and shannon raising awareness one step at a time. >> it is amazing. i mean we'll be friends forever. >> reporter: in san francisco, christie smith, "nbc bay area news". >> a special bond. an east bay city came together to honor those who have served our country. the 23rd annual tri valley veterans' day parade happened this afternoon in pleasanton. this year the parade also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ending of world war i. one veteran says it is important to remember the difference between this holiday and memorial day.
>> unlike memorial day, which memorializes those who passed while serving our country, veterans' day recognizes every veteran who served. >> veterans day is next sunday, november 11th. >> 11/11. my gosh, you were talking about maybe some rain sometime, but in my lifetime? >> i think so, yes. >> i'm hoping so. >> i hope so. >> maybe in the next seven days, not so much, but in your lifetime. i think we can get it taken care of. >> all right. let's hurry it up. >> let's show you how things are looking right now. speaking of the tri valley you saw there with the veterans day parade, temperatures earlier in the 80s in dublin. 59 right now. notice the humidity, up a little higher. we lost the dry, gusty north winds, so no red flag warning heading into the start of the workweek. right now, san jose 61 degrees. cooler. notice a high of only 73 today, and that election week under way. that's a cool view from the
sutro tower camera. we see city hall in san francisco lit up in red, white and blue this evening. 58 degrees, a high of 67. similar weather setting up for tomorrow. notice jacket weather leaves this part of the forecast. the morning temperatures look and feel a bit like november, with mid 40s to low 50s starting the day but high temperatures again tomorrow, a few degrees above average. not as warm as saturday, but still mid to upper 70s around san jose, for areas around pleasanton. another day near 80 degrees tomorrow. low 70s fro ola hayward, penins temperatures in the 70s. san francisco, again in the upper 60s with the wind off the water. into the north bay, highs in the mid to upper 70s. hou hour-by-hour, it doesn't get more boring than this. no low or high clouds, no inra. that's a problem, isn't it? you see high pressure is the cause here, keeping the storms way off to the north. so the good news actually for election day here locally.
we will see the same trend we are seeing tomorrow. a cool start, mild midday, and then a cool finish there. so tuesday, weather wise, clear and dry. we will likely stay dry at least through the next seven days. you see here high pressure off to the west, storms staying to the north. as terry was talking about, that slight chance of seeing showers around the 13th or 14th. high pressure will start to weaken a little bit, but this is the way things are looking right now. you can see here a lot of the showers possibly moving off to the north. so between now and at least the middle part of the month, rain chances for now looks like it will be in the pacific northwest. we are hopeful as we pass the 14th we will start to see this drop to the south, but it is a very dry-looking seven-day forecast. san francisco, a bit cooler towards midweek, and then back to 70 as we head towards next weekend, which will be pleasant for veterans day activities around the bay area, but it is a very dry looking forecast. obviously now going all the way to the 13th and 14th, and coming up in the next 15 minutes we
will have a closer look at just how much rain we are leaving off the table if we go another two weeks missing out on the storms. it is starting to add up. still the first quarter of the rainfall season but numbers are adding up. >> thanks a lot. still to come, nbc bay area respond. imagine fire destroying your entire home, but insurance only pays to rebuild half. that's a reality in the north bay. consumer investigator chris chmura will help you avoid the mess no matter where you live in the bay area next. the east bay
people gathered for the 23-rd annual "dia de los muertos" a colorful celebration in the east bay today. people gathering for the 23rd annual dia de los muertes festival. it was obviously well-attended. live music, aztec dances, altars set up to honor the dead. the festival was part of the library of congress local esgaci showcase diverse cultures across
the country. >> looks like a fun time. a glammous honor for a bay area national park service ranger. 97-year-old betty reid soskinst oldest ranger and is named one of glamour magazine 2018 women of the year. she is a ranger at a memorial in richmond where she shares her personal experiences about race and social change during the world war ii years and beyond. she is an oakland native who now lives in richmond. >> very cool. still ahead, on the move again. the migrant caravan continues to slowly make its way towards the border. first, president trump and former president obama make their final pitches as tuesday's election draws closer.super com.
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>> i'm vicky nguyen. firefighters are still fighting a fire that forced road closures in the santa cruz mountains. the rinkin fire started around 10:00 last night, burning off highway 9 in linkin crossing. flames forced the shut down of highway 9 in both directions between paradise park and glen dairy road. cal fire says so far 17 acres have burned. that fire is 30% contained. there's no word though on when highway 9 will reopen or what sparked the fire. highway 9 is a commute alternative for people heading to or from the south bay through the santa cruz mountains. a chain much events on highway 4 near discoveryay. chp says ari a motorcyclist shortly after 5:00 p.m., fled the scene and crashed head on into another car 500 feet away. the meteorn suffered major injuries. the driver accused of causing
the crashes has only minor injuries. new information tonight about a deadly police shooting in a quiet east bay community. investigators say 33-year-old led police on a chase before a contra costa deputy shot and killed him in the city's downtown. returning now to our decision 2018 coverage. with less than two days to go before the midterm elections, the candidates are out in force with republican control of the house and senate in jeopardy. president trump and former president obama are on the campaign trail, trying to fire up party supporters. early voting is already at record levels for a midterm election. lly o'donnell. ght from >> reporter: a megawatt matchup made by these unpredictable mid terms. today two presidents on the trail, 45 -- >> this is like being at a georgia football game. >> -- and 44 back in action. >> i've been doing a little campaigning, but i'm a little out of shape.
>> reporter: presideru house republicans as he left the white house. >> the difference is i can't campaign for all of the house members there's so many of them. >> reporter: but claiming he has been an asset to republican senate races. >> i think i have made a difference of five or six or seven. that's a big difference. >> reporter: the former president in gary, indiana today, a state he carried once in 2008 and where trump won in '16. barack obama trying to keep a senate seat blue by helping incumbent democrat joe donnelly. >> when you vote, you can be a check on bad behavior. when you vote, you can choose hope over fear. >> reporter: democrats, many both confident and concerned, that voters who appeared motivated for months will follow through at the polls. >> everybody is encouraging others to get out and vote. >> reporter: president trump making stops in georgia and tennessee today, scrapping to
make sure republican-held antst more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it is very simple. >> reporter: women are among the most sought-after midterm voters. >> for me it is security, jobs, economy. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. our election night coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. tuesday. we will be bringing you results and analysis all night long. the caravan of central american migrants headed for the u.s. border is on the move again. the migrants spent last night in the southern mexican state of vera cruz. before the sun rose this morning, they packed up and continued north. xt in regroup in mexico city, getting rest and medical care. u.s. troops are stationed at the border to assist border control with security. tensions are increasing between the u.s. and turkey as american troops patrolled along the turkish border today.
last week the turkish military shelled kurdish soldiers across the area. the u.s. responded by leading joint patrols along the border with kurdish forces. turkey considered the kurdish militia working with the american troops to be a threat and extension of the rebel effort in turkey. a fiery crash in sonoma county killed the driver and knocked down power lines. it happened just before 8:30 on east side road in windsor. chp says the man veered off the car and his car hit a power poland tree and caught fire. the driver died at the scene. officers say preliminary investigation shows he may have been driving too fast and lost control. when is the next time you plan to talk to your insurance agent? you might not have thought of that question. we are about to give you more than a million reasons to call tomorrow. >> consumer investigator chris chmura profiles a north bay family fighting a seven-figure
insurance battle. >> i miss it so much. >> reporter: it has been 12 months since madonna day's home burned down in the north bay wildfires. >> my whole life, treasures, memories are gone to ash. >> reporter: she and her daughter marie louise are eager to rebuild the farm house they called middle earth, but there's no sign of construction. >> and i can't replace it. they haven't come through. >> reporter: they is state farm. madonna and marie louise say they were stunned and upset to learn they were dramatically underinsured, even though state farm automatically adjusted their coverage each year. >> there's a gap of at least a million dollars in what it would take to rebuild this. >> reporter: this contractor report estimates $3.2 million to rebuild middle earth. madonna and marie louise say their policy will pay a maximum of about 1.5 million. >> they actually gave us less than half to rebuild. >> reporter: that's a familiar chorus in the fire zone
>> the laws have to change. >> reporter: amy balk leads united policyholders, a san francisco nonprofit that helps to tackle the claims. they found 66% of north bay fire victims were underinsured. who is responsible for making sure you have enough coverage? you are. even though insurance companies automatically adjust your policy yearly, state farm's website is clear. the choice is yours. balk says most people just renew with whatever the insurance company computer spits out. she believes those formulas can better reflect building costs. >> if you don't know how to figure that out, then you've got to tell your customers that. you can't continue to lull people into a false sense of security that tyinsurance to pu back and then have them find out after the factt's not true. >> it was a beautiful home. >> reporter: we contacted state farm. it declined to talk specifics of madonna and marie louise's case. instead it sent a statement that says in part, it is our intent
and obligation to pay what we owe under the terms of the policy. we are always willing to work with our customers to make sure they are receiving the full benefits allowed within their policy. but madonna and marie louise say even getting what state farm owes is a struggle. they told us they're ready to just accept the seven-figure shortfall and take what their policy offers, yet state farm still hasn't paid them in full to rebuild. >> it just doesn't seem fair. you spend years and years paying for your insurance and then to have to battle for rebuilding, that's cruel. >> reporter: well, as for why some homes are already rebuilt while madonna is still waiting to be paid, state farm said, quote, the timeline to process a claim can vary because each customer's situation is unique. back to underinsurance, two steps. one, ask a builder if the amount in your policy is enough to
rebuild and, two, tell your insurance agent when you talk to them tomorrow to adjust it. please send chris and his team your consumer stories. call 1-888-966-tips or visit ener nbcbayarea.com/responds. it was a busy day in sports. >> here is dave feldman with the preview. >> i'm dave feldman. coming up in sports, it is the baseball off-season but some hardware was given today to some local guys. we will check out the latest golden gloves. plus, two future hall of famers square off on sunday night football. brady and rodgers, rodgers and brady, the pack and the pats. highlights coming up. sports is next.
four years ago, we rejected marshall tuck and his billionaire backers for superintendent of public instruction. but they're back. the corporate billionaires and their handpicked candidate, former wall street banker marshall tuck. tuck's billionaires have spent over $25 million distorting tony thurmond's outstanding record on education. all because they know tuck shares their agenda: diverting funds from our public schools into their corporate charter schools. the same agenda as trump and betsy devos. protect our public schools. say no, again, to marshall tuck. protect our public schools. guea steak & eggfing breakfast burrito?with this guy. whoops, we're all about beefing up breakfast. loaded with prime rist alright, buh -b. [crash] and we're pretty pumped about it. beefy, baby! up top, jack! [crash] ...mondays, right?ghter]
beef up your breakfast with my new steak & egg breakfast burrito. part of the breakfast burrito family. big corporations are making and just got a huge tax break. but the middle class is struggling. prop c is a common-sense plan. the top 1% of businesses pay their fair share to tackle homelessness for all of us. companies with revenue greater than $50 million pay, not small businesses or homeowners. the prop c plan is supported by the democratic party, nancy pelosi & dianne feinstein vote "yes" on c. big corporations pay for it, not you. dave feldman. it is the xfinity sports desk. if you like quarterbacks with bay area ties, you enjoyed tonight's game between the pac and the pats. it was a good one. two hall of fame qbs for sure. pac down seven. aaron rodgers from cal,
beautiful throw to jimmie in the back of the end zone. in the fourth, patriots driving. tom brady swings it to edelman. back across to james white. he has blockers all the way down inside the five. patriots would score three plays later to take a touchdown lead. late in the fourth, patriots with more trickery. they faked a wide receiver screen. brady goes deep to josh gordon. then he jogs into the end zone. patriots go on to win this one 31-17. rams looking to remain the nfl's lone unbeaten team. in new orleans facing the saints. fourth quarter, third and one. jared goff connects with cooper kupp. kupp takes it down the sideline for the score. rams would get the two-point conversion, tie the game at 35. under five to play. saintsp three. breeze goes deep for michael thomas. thomas takes it 72 yards for the touchdown. then he channels he has a cellphone in there.
wow. creative. it took preplanning. saints win it, 45-35. chargers in seattle facing the seahawks. raiders host the chargers next week. fourth quarter, seattle down nine. wilson intercepted by king, and king takes it the other way for the score. seattle would make a charge late. not enough. chargers get the win, 25-17. chiefs and browns. the patrick mahomes train keeps on rolling. first quarter, scoreless ball game. mahomes dumps it off to the screen the rest. 50 yards for the score. mahomes finished with 375 passing yards and three scores and the chiefs win this one, 37-21. the as postseason run might have been short lived but with a young and talented roster the future is bright in oakland. now two key pieces of the future are being recognized for their great work. matt chapman won the american league gold glove for third
base. in first full season, he led all major leaguers regardless of position in defense runs saved. he was tied for first in out-of-zone plays and second in putouts and third and double plays. last as third baseman to win the award, eric chavez in 2006. matt olson won the american golden glove for first base. he posted a 995 field positio position. brandon crawford's three-year golden glove streak comes to an end. the diamondback nick aman won the award for shortstop. that will do it for sports. more news after the break. i'm dave feldman. sfx: squeak
sfx: stair creak sfx: clink sfx: deep breath sfx: grunt sfx: tinny headphone music sfx: feet shuffling sfx: slice sfx: gasp sfx: inhale. exhale. sfx: lights scraping on roof sfx: metallic scrape sfx: grunt covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care. tonight, a rare look inside a program intended to help children reconnect with an estranged parent after divorce. sometimes called parental alienation cases, a family judge has the power to order children to attend these perhaps.
but now three children speak out about their experiences, and they say no one is following up to see whether these pricey workshops actually work. >> i do not want this to happen to a single other person. >> hasn't been the same since that program. >> i can speak for myself, and i can speak for the fact that this is the first time, vicky, i have a voice. this is it. >> now adults, leo, arianna and sam open up for the first time about mill valley-based family bridges, a workshop they were ordered to attend by a family court judge. >> did the program help you reconnect with your mom? >> no, i don't have a relationship with my mother. >> reporter: did it help your relationship with your dad in any way? >> no, i haven't spoken to him since the program ended basically. >> reporter: family bridges is marketed as a program to help children bond with an estranged parent after divorce. arianna, sam and leo attended the four-day workshop led by multiple psychologists and
social workers. >> i feel like i was taken from my childhood when i was 12. >> reporter: leo is a national lacrosse champion who has a business teaching the sport in canada. he was astonished to hear his experience matches so much with these young women he has never met. after contentious fights between the parents, they spent more time with one parent. as part of a court order, the children were required to attend family bridges and cut off contact with their favored parent for three months, which turned into more than a year for leo and ariana. >> you can't force somebody into a relationship. >> reporter: at 17, ariana and her 13-year-old sister were taken by a private transport company from a seattle courtroom to the family bridges workshop in southern california. invoices we obtained show it cost about $40,000. >> honestly, the prices of this program are ridiculous. >> reporter: sam, also 17, was
ordered to attend family bridges in toronto with her 14-year-old brother. >> just these perhaps, it felt they were using literal fear tactics. they were repeating information over and over. they didn't let us sigh anything about our opinions or feelings. >> reporter: leo went from a hotel in san francisco, both say they were taken from court by police. >> i sat in a cop car until i met the judge whool would live with my mother now. >> reporter: we tried to reach the psychologist who runs family bridges. he spoke at a conference about family alienation. he never responded but we learned his license has been inactive since 2009 when the state board brought unrelated disciplinary action against him for unprofessional conduct, gross negligence and dishonesty. he was placed on five-years probation. he appealed in 2012 but was denied. because family bridges operates as an educational, not
psychological workshop, we found it is not under any state oversight. >> these perhaps the way they are right now do not -- do not work. >> reporter: we reached out to family courts in all nine bay area counties. we wanted to find out whether they send children to these perhaps and how they track the outcomes. sonoma county didn't answer. three counties told us they have not ordered children into these perhaps. five counties though told us they don't track this information at all. >> you should never be forced to be put in one of these perhaps. it is a court system that needs to rethink their strategies. >> reporter:s involved would speak tosutcas. >> it is anti-instinctual to reject a partly. >> reporter: linda gottlieb is a family therapist and licensed social worker. she says her program shares the family bridges principle of no contact with the so-called alienating parent. >> if we substituting fondling
the child's genitals, would we permit contact? psychological abuse is more damaging than physical abuse or even sexual abuse. >> reporter: she acknowledges only nine of the 40 children in her program have relationships with alienated pents. records show ariana's court-appointed guardian testified her younger sister made amazing progress after the intervention. but ariana filed for emancipation and went to live with her father. sam was separated from her mother for several months until her mom was able to get the court order lifted. but her brother, oa minor, is still with their father. >> i have not seen my brother in four years. >> you know, does the system work? does family bridges work? in my case, it didn't work. >> reporter: now, on our website we posted linda gottlieb's
explanation of how parental alienation happens. that's up at nbcbayarea.com. if you have a story tip for me or anyone in our investigative unit give us a call at 888-996-tips or go to our nbcbayarea.com. there's going to be no excuse weather wise not to vote on tuesday. >> absolutely. just a little chilly in the morning. no rain, no strong winds. >> wait afternoon if you must. >> it will be gorgeous to go outside and have the excuse to go out and have an extended lunch break. bringing you up to date to the rainfall season which started on october 1st, the percentage looks pretty awful. san francisco, 15% of average. zero in mountain view. 3% in san jose. this early in the rainfall season, what we are missing at this point isn't all that much, about an inch of rain for san jose, about an inch and a half for santa rosa.
let's incourt t let's incorporate the two weeks of dry weather we may see and the deficit is starting to add up, maybe two or three storm's worth of rain. it is early in the rainfall season, but as we move further into november it adds up more. it is obviously keeping the fire season going as we had the red flag warning a bit earlier this weekend. right now 61 in san jose. we had a high of about 73 and a very pretty view from our sutro tower camera. looking back to san francisco, you have numbers in the 50s right now. highs in the upper 60s earlier today. we will see a similar spread of temperatures setting up for monday as well. the morning, a little chilly. mid 40s around the north bay, santa rosa, walnut creek and livermore. low 50s around san jose and the highs tomorrow close to what we had today. not the 87 we saw in concord and santa rosa on saturday, but still slightly above average by the factor of five to seven degrees above average with
temperatures close to 80 in livermore. the futurecast, that time, it is moving. you just don't see anything happening here. we don't have really any low clouds or any high clouds. no rain in the picture here. this is the reason for the dry start to fall so far. you see how high up the jet stream is. western washington has had flood warning and flood watches all weekend long. that is where the storms have been missing us to the north, deflected to the north by a persistent ridge of high pressure to the west. as terry and vickyntiod, for election day it sets up nicely with a cool morning and evening and in between the two a nice warm afternoon, mid to upper 70s for election day. no rain in the forecast. high pressure, even in its weakened state heading into next weekend, still holds the storms off to the north. the best opportunity maybe to see things get more active at this point still looks to be about the 13th or the 14th. you can see how a lot of the energy still is off to the
north. so right now, maybe parts of the north bay late on tuesday into wednesday will have a chance of seeing a few showers. this at least will bring us some cooler temperatures. highs probably into the 60s, but no real strong signs of rainfall between now and november 14thth. so seven day forecast for san francisco, we'll trend about the same as we saw today, a little warmer later this week, which will set up nicely for veterans day weekend ahead. as you see, those temperatures climbing again towards saturday as our rain chances still look pretty slim. we'll have an update on some of the long-range models coming up tonight at 11:00. >> sounds ng the streets of new york city for that annual marathon. some great names involved in this and i will try to pronounce them next. stay with us. it )s donuts by th
doughnut shop. don and stella chan have owned doughnut city in seal beach for almost 30 years. customers recently found out john is running the shop by himself while stella recovers from a brain aneurism. one customer had an idea to help. she posted online that people buy all of the doughnuts in the morning so john could leave early to spend time with his wife. >> how cool is that. >> a great idea. >> nicest thing. >> as if you need another reason to buy doughnuts as well. >> good point. >> that post went viral and people are flocking to the shop each day and hopefully john is getting home the world ease largest gathering of long distance runners hit the road in the big ap >> look at some of the 50,000 runners. first, look at new york city. a fine city. >> yes. >> here are the runners, 50,000 people running. get this, mary keitani of kenya took this year's top price, two hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds. what is it about kenya?
this is her fourth new york city marathon title, but every year kenya doing so well. another kenyan with my favorite name for the men, lelisa desisa. that is how it ended today. >> that's how you do it. very proud, that flag. what a beautiful day to be running in new york. >> two hours, five minutes. >> i can't even imagine. >> no. >> 5ks, that's my speed. >> i always see your facebook stuff. >> it is more of a muscle building. >> 20-minute stuff. >> two hours and five minutes. >> you know, if you are going for a run tomorrow, it will be a good day. you have 70s inland. upper 60s, san francisco. low 70s in oakland. as we look at the seven day forecast, we will see a warm-up later this week, which means even san francisco will be back in the 70s probably thursday and friday and no excuses if you run out to the polls there on tuesday. the weather looks great. here we have clear skies, warm temperatures and, unfortunately,
too much of a good thing in terms of the sunshine as the forecast looks dry through next weekend. >> looking at the video from the different places where the candidates are campaigning around the country -- >> all bundled up. >> and you see the rain coming down and really appreciate it. back at 11:00 with more news. hope you can join us then. >> see you then. ♪ ♪ what's so special about jacksonville, north carolina? it has one of the highest birth rates in america.
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