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what the earthquake did to the town. population 2,000 and 50 structures 150 people forced out of their homes and three fires sparked and four days after the first tremor, nearly 80% of the community is still without water. >> the biggest city in the area is ridgecrest. it's about 130 miles east of bakersfie bakersfield, population around 30,000 people. among the questions moving forward is the fault line. let's bring in jeff ranieri. more on the earthquake zone. >> when we hear about a large earthquake in southern california, you think right towards the san andreas fault, but this is separate. you can see it runs from south of los angeles well north of the bay area. what has large rtknown as the aircraft intere
week. we have not seen major activity since 1996 when they had a 5 hadn't 3. let's break it apart more. you can see the san andreas and that of course is much larger. it's all about two different places that border each other. the two different places that helps to grind against each other and create that pressure. airport lake fault zone is regional and smaller in size and average a 5.0 to a 6.0. they had some of the biggest events in california's history. easear a lot more population centers. the airport lake zone is near less populated areas though that meanslets to the folks who live there. any damage is damage none the less. as we look at the activity, the 6.4 that started all of this was on the southern branch of the fault zones and then right up here on the northern side.
we had the 7.1 last friday. this of course is a good reminder for us in earthquake country. if we get an earthquake, do not run outside of the building. try to run outside. falling debris is a hazard that could kill you. the interior is the best. hallways are not always the safest. you want to get under a desk or table. drop, cover, and hold. we will have further details in about 17 minutes. >> research teams are in menlo park and ridgecrest checking out the impact on the area on the fault as well as setting up more monitoring equipment. the usgs said there are amazing similarities to two day area faults. coming up at 6:00, robert handa has a closer look and how it could help you the next time we have an earthquake. coverage continues on nbc's nightly news. lester holt is in los angeles when he talked with size molei t
seismologist, lucy jones. >> jaime alvarez who say public defender in santa clara county is in a hospital in spain. he went for the running of the bulls and ended up getting gored. marianne favreau is in san jose with his incredible and lucky story. >> he is very lucky. jaime alvarez worked here at the public defender's office for 20 years and said when that bull hit him and knocked him to the ground and gored him, he was trying to take a video of his run. he said if it hadn't been for a stranger that pulled him to safety, he would likely be dead. day one of the annual of the bulls in spain. the excitement was too much for
n't want me to and don't run, d >> he ran through the streets with the bulls and after they thought they passed, he stopped to take a selfy and a huge bull knocked him down. >> a straggler. i turned and it was like a truck or a car just hit me and i put my hands on my neck and i saw blood and i felt my neck opened up. i was stunned. >> he said a stranger dragged him to paramedics, likely saving his life. the bull's horn went to his neck all the way to his cheek. after a two-hour surgery hoorks he is recovering in a spanish hospital. he is vowing to return to the fest, but will never run with the bulls again. alvarez said he is expected to make a full recovery. as for his coworkers, they say they have been in contact with
him in spain and they are so relieved to know he is g san jo favreau, nbc bay area news. >> vacation to remember for sure. continuing coverage on the ghost ship trial nearing its end. he broke his silence and told the jury he feels responsible for the oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people. he and his right hand man face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. he teared up immediately when he started answering questions and has been in solitary confinement and feels morally and spiritually responsible for the tragedy. >> when you put on the clients, it's like having a baby. you don't know what's going to happen. we are hoping that he reveal himself with his testimony. >> here did bring the landlords, claiming the landlords refused to pay for necessary renovations and told the jury ours they had
no electricity, no water and no waste system. he was forced to make the upgrades on his own. his testimony continues tomorrow. >> new video of a police shooting of an ax wielding man. the body cam was released. when police responded to the call, they found spoke coming from an permanent unit. they kicked the door open to find a man carrying an ax. they repeatedly ordered him to drop it, but he refuse and started moving towards them. the officer tried to tazer the man. didn't work, they opened fire, killing him. the district attorney determined the shooting was lawful and the video was released under a new state law of police transparency. >> one of the last ones in and tonight he is the first one out. local congressman eric swalwell
making headlines, become the first major candidate to dropout of the democratic presidential primary. he told the supporters, it's time to be honest. there isn't a viable path forward. the heart of congressman swalwell's district, sam? >> jessica, that's right. money, polling, and profile all seem to be a part of the problem here. i probably spoke with about 30 people in pleasanton or dublin in the congressman's district about his decision to dropout of the race today and the vast majority had no idea who eric swalwell even is. >> if there was a viable chance, i would not be standing here today. day one, i was running to win. >> congressman eric swalwell's departure announcement was made in the rec room of a union headquarters in front of media, interns and scant supporters.
>> declare my candidacy for the president of the united states of america. >> quite the turn around from three months ago at dublin high school. we asked the representative what prompted the decision. >> the polling was not moving after the debates and the donor number was going up, but never going to reach the point where we could qualify for the september debates. >> to put it into perspectives, headliners like biden and warren raised about $20 million. swalwell raised around $850,000. >> he's a nice guy and nothing personal against him. >> at lunch tables and area streets, the congressman is a good man, but is too partisan or too bland for this role. >> cnn, msnbc and even fox at some times. all he does is barbhe president of the united states. >> what was your reaction that he bowed out of the field?
>> humorous. i was shocked when he was running. it doesn't surprise me at all. i did think he was going to last a little bit longer. >> he said he will run for reelection to congress in 2020. sam brock, nbc bay area news. >> nancy pelosi is turning up the heat on senate majority leader mitch connell. she met with reporters calling to pass ballot security legislation that cleared the house. the bill called hr 1 provides $600 million to upgrade voting systems and develop a national strategy for combatting interference. they submit 10 years of tax returns. the leader refused tol alive and well in the public and we will make it too hot for him to
handle bying this legislation. >> pelosi promised to go after mcconnell and states the gop considers important in the next election. the president's attempt to add a citizenship question is an outrageous attempt to make america white again. the white house is fighting back, defending the border detention centers as outrage grows over the treatment of migrants at the federal detention centers. president trump disputes the claims that they are inhumane. a government watch dog report describes severe overcrowding and filthy conditions. members of congress call it horrifying. >> 15 women with tears coming down their faces as ty running water. president trump called reports of overcrowding
and unsanitary conditions phoney and exaggerated. as for allowing media in, he has it's not said he will allow the media to inspect the centers and hasn't said when it might happen. >> governor newsom tries to convince state lawmakers to have a wildfire fund by friday. it would take $11 billion to help utilities to pay wildfire costs. they issued a joint statement supporting the bill's intended goal of fire safety, however they expressed concern with the last minute changes to the bill that expand the utilities commsion authority. >> a lawmaker wants to people into electric cars. he wants to triple the amount of rebates for become car drivers. drivers get a flat $2500 when they buy electric.
drivers could get back $7500. that will target the role we play in creating green house gases in our daily lives. >> with 80% of our green house gas emissions in transportation comes from you, me, and the cars we drive getting to work. dropping off the kids at school and doing our everyday errands. >> he wants to get 1.5 million californians to drive clean cars by 2025. 16 times the current amount of clean car drivers. up next, a contra costa family is making a plea to keep a killer behind bars. >> making it more friendly for senior citizens. >> a cool 68 for july in livermore. i willound. details in about seven minutes.
>> tonight a bay area family is begging the governor to keep a killer in prison. steven burr is 15 year to life sentence for beating and strangling his wife. the parole board is recommending he be released. joining us from contra costa county. that has to be a hard pill to swallow for the family. >> very tough. when steven burr was convicted of second-degree murder here in the courthouse, they had hoped
he would never get out of prison, but now the parole board said eligible, but they are recommending his release. >> love my sister. i wish she was still with me. >> she had to adjust to life without her older sister and best friend. 40-year-old diana was strangle and beaten in her home in 2006. while her husband, steven burr decided to leave. she used her son's trophy in the attack. >> he severed her liver and her face was demolished. it was a horrific time. >> the 15 years to in prison is just 13 years later, the parole board found him suitable for release. >> it's outrageous. >> they started an online
campaign helping the family appeal to the governor to block the release. >> this is not justice. to be released. after such a short time for murdering anybody. >> they may suffer the same fate if burr gets out. they left two boys motherless. >> we still have to continue living without my sister the rest of our life. >> the decision is not yet final. it must be reviewed by the legal staff and the governor will say governor newsom will thoroughly evaluate the case. i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> it's called a road diet and it happened in downtown los gatos. the road is one way between bachman avenue and elm street.
the hope is to attract shoppers lined with shops and restaurants. the move will make space where people can sit outdoors. this is a four-month experiment. drivers are worried it will create more traffic on side streets. >> leaders in ylafayette said they need to think more to try to make the city more inclusive. seniors were asked what services they wanted to see improved. many said they need better access to parks and local health care. the leaders are working to meet the requests and make the area more liveable at any age. >> a fire in east palo alto line felt and sparkedhe fe before noon near the palo alto airport. you can see from one of the live cams, the fire seemed to travel in the tall grass behind the homes and firefighters got to it and kept it from catching any homes. they made quick work of that.
>> let's bring in jeff ranieri's holiday behind us. the rest of july in front of us. >> we are i a good not too hot. all of you felt it outside. below average and very cool and comfortable. the weather probably made it easier for you. live on the camera, we have a few high clouds. concord is usually one of the hottest and only at 73 degrees. 7:00 and 8:00. notice the cloud cover increasing as well. i think it's going to impact us as you move into tomorrow. get ready for widespread low clouds, even pushing back into
parts of contra costa and alameda and drizzle. the coastline with the clouds into the north bay as well. not as much for the south bay, but again, you are doing any commuting, you will want to at least expect that for the morning commute. by the afternoon, we get sunshine inland and right at the immediate coastline, that continues to stay. overall temperatures with the gray sky moving in. we will start in the upper 50s and low 60s. cool and refreshing and really, really nice here from the south bay to the trivalley. starting off with 60 in the east bay and san francisco has the best chance of that thick fog and 56. not only do we have the ocean breeze, but the other thing that's working to keep hot 100s away is a cooling system out in the pacific northwest. it's going to continue to develop as we head throughout the next two days and keep the hottest air well away from us. i think you are going to love what we have in the south bay
over to cupertino. downtown san jose at 76. we have a few low 80s back here towards those inland valleys in antioch and pittsburgh. 73 in hayward and 9 n oakland. 68 in san mateo and san francisco cool 60s from the embarcadero down to marin, napa and sonoma counties. 74 in mill valley. my extended forecast in san francisco has 60s over the next seven days. notice my friday, saturday, and sunday to the upper 60s. we have 79 for the average tomorrow. warm up by friday, saturday, and sunday to about 90, but again no one 100s moving in. it was nice to open up the door and feel the cool breeze. >> we don't have to go back to work.
we can enjoy summer vacation. we have to work. >> we need that. >> thanks. up next, a millennial move out. the staggering number of 20 and 30 somethings that may leave the next bay area exodus. whap there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins,
. fewer needles are showing up on bart, but many may be trading heroin for fentanyl. workers picked up nearly 4,000 needles from the stations in san francisco. this year about 500 needles from the same stations. police believe fentanyl abuse is rising, a synthetic pain killer that is smoked. >> san francisco doing something no other city has done going
after plastic bags you put your fruits and veggies in and wants to make shoppers pay more for check out bags 15 cents and drive the cost of each bag to 25 cents. the hope is that the price will encourage people to bring reusable bags to the store. they voted to pass the plan and that will go forward to the board for a vote. >> up next, where are the bay this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching. and because all of the devices on fred's wifi network are protected with xfinity xfi, literally, nobody's watching. except for millions of you, of course. wait, millions of people are watching? yeah. we're making a commercial. if it's connected, it's protected with xfinity xfi. now that's simple, easy, awesome.
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coming up tonight at 6:00, repairing roads at record pace and the reason we are seeing so many road construction and it's not stopping any time soon. we will bring that story to you at 6:00. >> priced out and ready to move out. a new poll finds more than half of all bay area millennials saying it's time to leave town. the poll conducted by the leadership group and east bay times found more than 60% of people under 30 don't think they can keep up with the sky high prices, let alone buying a home here in the bay area. the average rent in san francisco in oakland for one bedroom is more than $2,000. it's something we all dread. >> retirees are doing the same.
>> we are thinking reno, el dorado hills. san luis obispo. >> that would be a lot. >> you need a raise. >> i would do it. do we have time for the seven-day? we get under 80s to 90. that's why everybody wants to live here. >> 90 on saturday. that's perfect. pool day. >> we have to find someone with a pool. that's going to do it for us. lester holt joins us live from los angeles with nightly news after the earthquake there. >> we will see you at 6:00. bye-bye.
tonight, the billionaire accused of sex trafficking. jeffrey epstein appears in court on charges going back years as federal prosecutors say they seized hundreds of nude photos of underage girls at his townhouse. tonight, the potential victims who may have been accused by him to come forward >> the alleged behavior shocks the conscience after the biggest earthquake in california in decades, a wake-up call for what may lie>> as we look at hn bigger quake claims of a heartbreaking mixup at a california fertility clique a