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out, which holds a maximum of 500 ballots. >> we're seeing a really good turnout. >> reporter: the registrar of voters says this turnout is on pace with the 2016 presidential election. >> we have 200,000 early votes that have been cast already. >> reporter: over in walnut creek, dozens were unable to cast their votes after a power outage lasted for 30 minutes. some were told to go to antioch to cast their ballots. >> i have to rush off, but yeah, i still have time to slip a vote in. >> reporter: and this family just voted. now here in alameda county, crews will be emptying the dropoffs until 6:00 p.m. they'll be back at it tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m.
can you still drop in your ballot until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. you might as well do it now. there you go. casting my ballot. i'm melissa colorado, nbc bay air w area news. >> a national watchdog, the just disdepartmejus justice department will be watching. they will fan out across 19 states. the trump administration says they'll be watching for fraud. this is a standard assignment for the fed. in 2016 they went to napa and alameda counties. gavin newsom and john cox are barrelling across the state in this final week. each making his own push about why he should run the state. sam brock joins us live from the
mission district where candidate newsom will be campaigning in about two hours. >> reporter: you see the crowd starting to build behind me. gavin newsom is going to dip into the well of some of his biggest-named backers. as for john cox, he was in berkley, then he went to sacramento, now he's on his way back to san diego. so a whirl wind tour for him. as we talk about the record-breaking early voter numbers, the tidal wave is still tomorrow. they have received 113,000 votes, 24% of the voter turnout. but they are expecting turnout in the 60s. there could be a couple hundred thousand ballots still up for grabs. john cox talked about fiscal responsibility. newsom had a message of the
american dream which runs counter to what we've seen from washington recently. these stumps still carry weight. >> i think the way the numbers are tracking, if we were to get 100,000 people who voted at the polls tomorrow, this will be the highest midterm turnout since 1974. our records don't go any further back in time. >> people in california have a very good way of, first of all, rejecting the conventional wisdom and deciding for themselves that they want change. >> reporter: so that was john cox answering a question from a reporter about lagging behind newsom by double digits in a number of polls which he called, quote, rear view, not taking into account the latest data. we just got video of gaffvin newsom from he was there campaigning on behalf of a candidate.
of course he's going to be here at 7:00 tonight, traffic willing. we'll have much more information for you ahead in the hour on this last-minute push and when we might be seeing the results for the san francisco elections. sam brock, nbc bay area news. >> let's go to the national statement. democrats are hoping to flip control of congress by focussing on health care while president trump is touting the booming economy under his watch, he traveled to indiana, ohio and missouri. allstat all states he won in 2016. >> if you want more crime, vote democrat tomorrow. >> with the number of early and absentee voters already double what we saw in 2014 and so many races neck in neck, it may take days before all the votes are counted.
you can join us tomorrow starting at 7:00 p.m. our team will be cutting in with local results throughout the night. our other headlines this evening. it looks like this is the end for usa gymnastics, perhaps. critics who want to shut down the organization after years of abuse by a former team doctor may get their wish. dr. larry nassar is serving time in prison. usa gymnastics just cannot overcome its troubled past. the committee says it's willing to build a new organization if it comes to that. we are learning more about thepe fire at a detox center in san rafael. three people were shot, one killed. this is the scene from this morn. jodi hernandez broke the news on twitter, and you've learned about a possible motive.
>> reporter: that's right. marin county investigators say the suspect was in a dating relationship with one of the victims. brittany mccann. they say he was arrested in snow mako -- sonoma county. he made admissions that tied him to the crime scene. >> they're heroes, every day heroes. >> reporter: that's how those who worked at the detox facility were described. but workers at the helen vine detox center came under siege last night when a gunman took aim at three staff members, killing one and wounding two others. >> this morning at approximately 1:33 a.m., a call came out of a report of shots being fired and
staff members being shot at the helen vine detox center. >> reporter: tonight we're learning more about a possible motive and the suspect. >> we're happy to report that we do have a suspect in custody. >> reporter: detectives arrested a man this afternoon who they say was in a dating relationship with one of the victims who was wounded. meanwhile, those who work in recovery services say it's heartbreaking that people who give so much to help those battling addiction have been victimized. >> people don't do this work because of the money. they do it because they care about people. it's about humanity and passion. they put their heart and soul on the line. >> reporter: now marin county investigators have clarified that two of the three victims were employees of that detox center, while brittany mccann was not. reed is being held in sonoma county, he will be transferred to marin county to face charges. i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area
news. a deadly accident during lunch hour in san francisco's north beach. our nbc bay area chopper was overhead. a big rig hit a pedestrian. details are limited but it happened at the intersection of powell and vallejo. the truck driver is cooperating with police. the accident closed a few tre s streets in the area. we have good news tonight about two missing children from the south bay. sheriff's deputies in colorado found alexander and priscilla penaloza. their mother allegedly kidnapped them. police issued an amber alert. the kids were not hurt. a stretch of roadway in the santa cruz mountains remains closed because of the nea highw.
mandatory evacuations are in effect for a part of paradise park. was hurt. right now the fire is 45% contained. no word yet on what sparked it. there are new closures for one of the country's largest home improvement stores. lowe's is shutting down 50 locations. it will close the store in san jose and the store on dubuque avenue. 20 underperforming stores across the country are on the chopping block as well as 31 stores in canada. they decided to close all of their orchard supply stores. a new crackdown on those annoying robocalls. the action the feds just took to block spammers from your phone. i'm chief meteorologist jeff
would you be willing to share a what would you be willing to give up for cheaper rent? would you be willing to share a kitchen? the living room? a bathroom? a bay area company is banking on it. it's called co-living, and a huge 18-story complex is being planned right now in down town san jose. marianne favro is live with a closer look. >> reporter: well, star city plans to break ground here next year. it's going to be here on bassett street in down town san jose and the unit will house 750 people. but they must be willing to life in a dorm-like environment. star city says it already has 50 co-living units in san francisco, including this one renters get their own bathroom and bedroom but must be wom wng. now star city plans to build one of the largest co-living
projects in downtown san jose. the payoff from living in the dorm style? lower rents. >> we want to make the project affordable for people making $40,000 to $100,000 a year. and that means somewhere around $1200 to $2,000 for the individual. >> reporter: they think it's a winning idea. >> i think it's a great thing. we have a great housing crisis right now. every year we are about 100,000 homes short of what we need in new housing. we're going to need every tool in the toolbox and ones we haven't thought about yet to solve the housing crisis. >> reporter: while the project may be too expensive for many renters, the high-density project is offering more homes in a sll worried about a messy kitchen mate? your rent will include a daily cleaning service. this project is expected to be completed in 2021. reporting live in san jose,
marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> very interesting, thank you, mary ann. troubling accusations against tesla. a new report by the center for investigative reporting claims tesla will not allow its employees to call 911 after an accident. one worker severed a finger and was told to order a lyft instead of getting an ambulance. the report adds injured workers can only call 911 if they get permission from an on-call doctor. they use the practice to hide serious injuries from the public and the government. >> it is legally mandated and it go noo goes into an injury rate that shows the safety of the company. we found that they're not counting the injuries. >> now the report relies hoefeay on the word of a former physician's assistant who worked
for a month and a half before she was dismissed. robocall relief is on the way. today the federal government sent a letter to providers. more than 40% of all phone calls in the u.s. come from scammers. in sausalito, parking tickets are being given to boats, sort of. one officer says the number of boats parked offshore has doubled over the last crime has increased as well. one evicted boat owner says it's a social issue. that most of the boat owners cannot afford to pay $1,000 a month to rent space at the marina. golden gate park got a new tool today. it's a weed eating machine. the machine is removing invasive
weeds in the lakes. there may be some closures around the lakes at golden get a park until the project is completed by the end of this month. amazon is trying out a new concept in the east bay. the company opened its first four-star store in berkley today. it has some of amazon's highest-rated products as well as new and trending products. among them are toys, household items and echoes. they are moving to expand their bro brick and mortar foot print. >> we have the earlier sunset, might be throwing you off a little bit. but it helps you get to bed maybe a little bit earlier. as we get a look at the micro climate forecast you can see the sun is already starting to set.
we had some mild 70s. we'll be down to chillier 50s once we hit 9:00 tonight. with 50s coming our way later on tonight, that's going to set us up with a cold morning. we're going to be down to 49 for the south bay. 4in t 47 in the tri valley. upper 40s for san francisco and the east bay under most hly cle skies. temperatures by the afternoon about 10 degreaes above average. 78 in morgan hill, 77 in downtown san jose. 74 inerti. throughout the east bay, lots of upper 70s and low 80s in the inland valleys. 80 in pleasanton. as you go closer to the coastline, we still have the ocean breeze tomorrow in half moon bay putting you at 65
degrees. san francisco will stay in the 60s from the embarcadero right down to the ingleside. as we bring you up to the north bay, it's going to be warm, but not uncomfortable. we'll be up to 78 in santa rosa, 76 in sonoma and 75 in mill valley. no doubt, tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day. i know there are a few of you who are like, we like the sunshine. it's been nice, but where is all the rainfall headed? it's all about high pressure. this has been so extremely stubborn in object actober and t kping the jet stream to the north. and the effect again weather conditions. i want to take a look at the we've had these on again, off data. most of the bay area hasn't seen any rainfall in the past 33 to
34 days. it was pretty good in the north bay with close to an inch of rain in santa rosa. but for most of the bay area, it's only been trace amounts to .700 of an inch. i still do not see any pattern change. we're looking at dry weather and mild, low 70s in san francisco by thursday and friday. inland valleys, we'll stay with some pretty steady temperatures as we head right into friday's forecast. i am watching out on thursday. low humidity and a dry breeze might bring us a fire weather watch on thursday. we'll keep an eye on that. and we'll stay with these 70s. the best chance of above-average rain goes to texas and the southeast. what does that mean for the bay area? at this point we are likely trending for winter average to maybe below average on the
rainfall, the way things play out right now. it's just the way things are going. we'll keep an eye on it. >> i've never benefitted from the extra hour of sleep. >> what? >> we've got the newborn at home. >> you look rested. you look good. coming up, yanked from the air for be being racist. the national political ad at the center of this controversy. here are the facts.leading attacks against prop c. the city's chief economist says prop c will "reduce homelessness" by creating affordable housing, expanding mental-health services, and providing clean restrooms and safe shelters with independent oversight, open books, and strict accountability measures to make sure every penny goes to solving our homeless crisis.
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. "look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress,
and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california values senator dianne feinstein compare to the drug trade: the it's happening in our own back yard. it's a million dollar black market that federal agents compare to the drug trade, the smuggling and selling of wild exotic a as pets. let's bring in steven stock. >> we spent the last few months
behind the scenes of this black market where exotic species are traded and smulgled through our borders nearly every day. we also visited sanctuaries where many of these exotic pets end up when they become too hard and dangerous to handle in people's back yards, that is if the owners don't kilt animals first. one sanctuary showed us dozens of tigers rescued from back yards and zoos. they and other facilities are full with no room to take anymore rescued animals. people can't believe what a big problem it is. there are thousands and thousands, you know, like 7,000 tige pple's back yards in the united states. and there are only 4,000 in the wild. there are more pet tigers in the united states than there are wild tigers in thetf the we al patrol agents and fish and
wildlife agents as they tried to stop these animals from being smuggled across the border. you may not believe some of the animals they have intercepted recently. see for yourself tonight on nbc bay area. a trump campaign ad labeled racist by critics has been yanked by nbc, cnn and fox news and facebook. it features a migrant who was sentenced for killing two agents. the video draws comparisons to the notorious willie horton ad. the networks called the ad insensitive and sensational. um nep next, the warriors ha special message. i am a family man.
they tweeted out the rock the boat video, their version of it. the warriors have been very outspoken about social issues facing our country. last year, president trump disinvited the team from a white house visit following their championship. bottom line, left or right, republican or democrat, go out and vote tomorrow. >> it should be a nice day to get out there. >> it should be really, really good. it's going to be cold to start the south bay at 48. the tri valley, 47. mostly sunny skies throughout the bay area. we'll begin with 47 in the east bay, san 9fr and my forecast for the north bay at 46. let's get you that extended weather in here. try for a dry for all of how want rain. by thursday, we'll be watching a dry breeze, low humidity. we may have a fire watch issue. but looking toward the weekend --
>> i'd like to see the 40s. >> chilly. lester holtz lester holt is next. >> bye. tonight, a dramatic cliff hanger on election eve. control of congress hanging in the balance and dozens of high-profile races are at dead heats. a frenzy sprint to the finish. two presidents criss-crossing the country and controversy explodes over president trump's new ad being viewed as racist. breaking news of the scandal rocking usa gymnastics with simone biles, aly raisman and more. a stunning move from the u.s. olympic committee. big surprises from amazon, an u also, their big announcement about your holiday shopping. new details about that doomed chopper flight. the newlyweds leaving their wedding in a helicopter crashing before they made it home to