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that deadly shooting at an airbnb in an upscale east bay neighborhood. what the father of one of the victims is saying tonight. and the new plan airbnb has to eliminate so-called party houses. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. >> another emotional day for the families of the victims in a deadly shooting at an orinda house party. as police continue to search for the gunman, we're learning more about the lives cut short. >> we have more from one of the victim's fathers. >> omar taylor's father is absolutely heart broken. he said that his son was quiet, but the first one to step in and help out family and friends. he said most recently, he was pursuing a career as a dj and in fact, he ways he was working that night in orinda as a dj and now he's gone.
we spoke with omar taylor senior at his home in pittsburgh. he is grieving the loss of his older son, 24-year-old omar taylor who meant the world to him. he sent pictures of omar from a recent wedding he attended and older pictures of him in high school where he played high school. worked hard at his job but focused on music. and he was killed in a deadly shooting at an airbnb rental in renda. he says his son who was building up his dj work was in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> trying to wake up from a bad dream, and hoping my son will walk through the door, you know what i mean and just the thought of never being able to have a conversation with my first-born kid is crushing to me. this kid has been with me, by my side, since he was a baby. >> now, the sheriff's department announced last night that a fifth person has died,
19-year-old, and family members say her smile could light up a room and families donated her organs to help others. something that she was absolutely passionate about. now, omar's father works at a refinery and he says that he always stressed hard work and sports for his kids and there are stories about omar always being the one to go out of his way to help family members and from far away to make sure they could attend gatherings and have a good time and drive them home. he leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter. reporting live in pittsburgh, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much. as a result of the deadly shooting in orinda, airbnb says it is banning party houses and that's not all. we have a look at the new changes. >> reporter: the announcement came directly from airbnb's ceo and head of community, brian chusski and he said starting today we are banning party houses and redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive
hosts and guest conduct. including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in orinda. he says the company based in san francisco is also expanding manual screening of high risk reservations. creating a dedicated party house rapid response team. and taking immediate action against violators, including removal. ceo brian chusky also said what happened in orinda, was horrible adding i feel for the neighbors and families impacted by the tragedy and he tweeted we must do better and we will. this is unacceptable. he says he has formed a new team to speed up the development of these new safety initiatives. and the ceo says he hopes airbnb will implement most of the new safety measures within ten days. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> we will continue to track developments on air and online and visit our web site
nbcbayarea.com any time for the most up to date information. to the other top story tonight, crews continue to make progress on the fire lines in sonoma county. overnight, the fire did not grow, but containment did. it now sits at 72%. those flames have charred more than 77,000 acres, and 372 structures are destroyed. 175 of them are people's homes. tonight, the power is back on for most people in the north bay but there is another problem. as cold weather moves in, some homes and businesses are without gas. nbc bay area's roz plater joins us live from healdsburg for that part of the story. >> reporter: the restaurants in town are trying to find ways to be creative because people who can't cook at home are looking for a place to eat. and after a tough week, they're looking for a place to come together. they're joining us tonight at the hotel healdsburg, there will be a jazz concert and the chef is grilling up burgers and all a benefit tonight for the redwood
food bank. >> at the healdsburg bar and grill, they had to take the grill part seriously. this morning, rigging up a propane-fueled flat top grill to serve customers because like much of downtown healdsburg, their gas is not back on yet. >> trying to do what we can with what we've got. and not know when we're going to get our kitchen back up and running again. so we're trying to get food to people, to everybody who is hungry. >> and sara and her friends just got back home, still no gas, and no way to cook. so these burgers hit the spot. >> i've been in san francisco this past week, and tahoe, and i've had friends in ukiah, it is good to be back, back together. >> nearby, the hotel healdsburg is hoping to be back up and fully running on sunday but for now, no heat and no hot water but a handful of guests were okay with that. >> we have rooms for those who have chosen to stay.
and we also as far as cooking, in the restaurant, we're not able to do that with the gas right now. >> and some residents are being allowed back into the burn areas, there is a new warning. they're being required to check in with an environmental health officer, and warned not to do any cleanup on their property just yet. volunteers are handing out kits that contain a haz-mat protective suit and n-95 marches and gloves and safety goggles. now, there are two of those checkpoints in geyserville. we're told they are planning to open a third. and the benefit concert here gets under way sometime after 6:00 tonight. we're live in healdsburg, roz plater, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much for the report. and cooler temperatures moving into parts of the north bay tonight. a live look for you, outside from the traffic camera in san rafael. and let's bring in meteorologist, rob, and not quite as cold as we were expecting. >> that's good news. the frost advisories and freeze warnings have expired.
and tonight, we have clear skies. and the air outside, no doubt, you have noticed in the last few days continues to be quite dry, and the humidity levels still in the teens. you couple the dry air and the clear skies and the heat that you gain during the day quickly escaped back out into space, so the temperatures again tonight in the north bay, dropping through the 50s, passing 9:00 tonight, and again by tomorrow morning. and a few areas, up towards sonoma, and santa rosa, and over towards fairfield, could see some 30s. to start the day. now, to warm up the temperatures, we need the return of some onshore winds, or clouds, or better yet, maybe some rain in the forecast. and coming up in about ten minutes, a closer look at the seven to ten-day outlook to see if there are rain chances coming our way. >> rorks thank you very much. help is on the way for victims of the kincade fire, at least a few truckloads worth. the emergency response team held a donation drive in the north bay for victims in the sonoma county. it happened at the morgan elementary in morgan hill with
new clothes and bedding and hygiene products and hay, food for animals and one member thanked the people in the south bay for rallying together to help the people in sonoma county. >> gilroy, san martin, this community has been great. i have been doing this, this is my fifth year and i haven't had a problem getting truckload after truckload to any of the fires throughout california. >> organizers then drove all of the supplies you see in it, including the hay, up to the north bay, where they're now being handed out. helping out there. >> oh, yes. not just the fire though, people in the north bay, were rattled by a pair of small earthquakes this morning. an earthquake measuring 3.7 that hit just after 7:00 in the morning, that quake was centered near the geysers on the northern perimeter of the kincade fire. then three and a half hours later, a smaller 2.9 quake struck just west of cobb. there are no reports of injuries or damage. that's good news. from either quake. friends and family of two people missing for more than a week in northern california, are
coming together to pray for them. a vigil for justin winfree, and kayla rodriguez is set for tomorrow afternoon at the third baptist church in san francisco. the two took off from novato in a small plane and seen having dinner in humbolt county and the plane later dropped off radar, five miles off the coast of mendocino county. winfree grew up in san francisco, very active in his community. rodriguez was a labor and delivery nurse in san francisco. democrats hoping to unseat president trump next year are out on the campaign trail in iowa today but one notable figure is not with them. meanwhile, president trump has held his first campaign rally after the democrats and the house of representatives officially launched their impeachment inquiry. nbc's chris palone reports. >> reporter: with the iowa caucuses just three months away, democrats hoping to take on president trump next year are chris-crossing that state and trying to connect with voters.
>> we want to believe that, everybody, everybody deserves a shot. >> former vice president joe biden sharpening his message, that his experience is what sets him apart. >> whomever we nominate has to be ready on day one. to look at the rest of the world and the rest of the world look at that person and say i know him, i know he knows who he is, and i've met with him, i've been with him, i understand. >> but in the latest "new york times" siena college iowa poll, senator elizabeth warren sits atop a tight cluster of candidates which includes senator bernie sanders, indiana mayor pete buttigieg and the former vice president. warren telling eye wants that ideas not opposition to trump will win the white house. >> i'm not running some consultant-driven campaign, with some vague ideas that are designed not to offend anyone. >> the democratic campaign continues on, without former texas representative beto o'rourke. who dropped out of the race
friday. >> we have to change gears at this point, we do not have the means to pursue this campaign successfully. >> meanwhile, the president now officially the target of an impeachment inquiry, rallied supporters in mississippi, friday night. joking about his interactions with ukraine and mocking his political rivals. >> i got a guy named sleepy joe biden, low do i beat him? >> trump telling the crowd in tupelo, the impeachment inquiry is an attack on democracy itself. >> chris palone, nbc news. coming up, with election day just 72 hours away, 72 hours, dogs and their owners are raising awareness. what? the reason for this unique protest against san francisco's prop c. >> plus, the 49ers are reviewing fireworks policies at levi stadium after a pretty scary incident. we will tell you what the team is aiming to prevent from happening again. we'll be right back. my parents never taught me anything about managing money.
a fan was hit by debris of fireworks before a game, it happened at levi stadium this past sunday as the team was getting ready to face the carolina panthers. after the national anthem, fireworks display, a golf ball piece of debris came out of the sky and hit a fan on the shoulder, he was taken to a first aid station and checked out and only had minor injuries. he's all right. the team released a statement, while this has been described to us as a rare incident, the
safety of our patrons is our ultimate priority. we will continue to work with our public safety partners, and the pyrotechnics vendor to confirm necessary safety protocols are always followed in order to ensure the safety and security of our patrons. in san francisco, an unusual protest against prop c. dozens of dog owners and their dogs came out for an event aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of e-cigarette waste to pets. dogs and other animals that get a hold of vaping products can suffer from nix teen toxicity and they're looking at replacing the e-cigarettes with regulations supported by e gret giant juul. originally sponsoring the measure but pulled support after several deaths related to vaping. hundreds of people gathered today for the sixth annual dia de los muertes celebration in san mateo. it happened at the sky lawn
memorial park and funeral home, appropriately enough. the day started with religious services and presentations of the altar and the party got under way with the mariachi band, folklore dancing, food, and art for the kids. >> really a time for families to come and celebrate dia de los muertes, and then honor their loved ones that have passed. >> the celebration continues tomorrow, at sky lawn park, starting at sock in the morning. >> pretty school costumes. >> very nice. apple users, listen up. why some phones may stop working properly. we will tell you how to prevent it from happening to you. >> we are expecting more sunshine for the raiders game coming up tomorrow as they host the detroit lions. what about that air quality and the haze we're seeing around the bay area? a closer look when we come right back.
>> apple has a new download update specifically for older models. the update is based on a gps issue, you can update your phone our ipod by going to settings and then go to general, and click software updates and download it from there. if you don't install the update by tomorrow, you will need to plug your device into a computer, to download the new software there instead. a day of discovery for little scientists in the bay. today was the ninth annual bay area science festival. the free event took place at oracle park in san francisco. the festival featured hundreds of hands-on activities, and tours of the facilities, all to connect people with scientists and engineers in the area. there is a future scientist right there. after she wins the track and field championship. >> exactly. >> organizers say the festival is a great way to get children excited about math and science and they hope it inspires kids to have a career in science, technology, and engineers. >> this year, for the second
year in a row, we have the teen area, for teens 13 to 19 and a pre-k area under the coke bottle and a robot zoo for all ages. so there is something for everyone. >> yes, there. is science festival, the culmination of ten days of events put on by the university of san francisco. rob mayeda joining us now, at some point in your life something got you interested in science. >> the space shuttle program. they sent back mission shuttle passes. >> very cool. >> a science report. >> best science report i ever had. >> right there. fifth grade. >> wonderful. >> just like that. >> and nice weather for the science event out there. >> gorgeous weather. >> yes, you can see there in the corner of the screen, 75 degrees outside the nbc bay area studios here in san jose. we will take you around the bay area right now and start in san jose, where it is pretty nice. mid-70s, but that haze is lingering out there. other thing you might notice is this, how dry it is. still only 21% the relative
humidity, around san jose. and over towards walnut creek, similar skies, mid 70s, and humidity only 15%. so the hand cream and the lip balm you probably are going through packs of that this week. and right now even san francisco, right there near the bay, humidity at 32%. and 73 degrees. so even though the onshore winds have stopped, the marine air really has come back. we still have a slight offshore breeze keeping things dry and as high pressure builds we may still have to watch some areas of smoke as we go through the week. maybe not so much for this weekend but as the high gets stronger wednesday into thursday, we might see some winter time spare the air alerts due to some smoke pollution kind of building underneath that high pressure which is has kind of kept things locked in and dry over the bay area. winds slightly onshore. but not enough to bring in more moist marine air and no sign of any low clouds on the coast. once again, you will notice that tomorrow morning, in the 30s and 40s inland and closer to 52 degrees in san francisco, and 42 degrees in san jose, and yes, time change, saturday, at least get an extra hour sleep tomorrow
morning. as we rewind one hour, the clocks, as we go back to bed tonight. now notice, as you head out to the raider game tomorrow, the numbers in the low 70s. hazy sunshine. pretty nice day around the bay area. like we are h like, like we had today. warmer, mid-80s in some areas. and mid to upper 70s tomorrow around the tri-valley. low 70s from oakland to hayward. and peninsula temperatures in the mid 70s. san francisco, not too bad. close to 70 degrees. and in the north bay, we will see upper 70s, close to 80 degrees. so as we go into november now, you can think of this as the first quarter of the rainfall season. unfortunately, if you have noticed outside, the high pressure keeping the rain on hold, and we think this should be the pattern, probably for the better part of the next seven days, even as the high recenters to our south. and rain is starting to impact the west coast but just staying too far to the north for now, so the long range outlook, unfortunately, it keeps things dry. not just through the end of the week, but through november 12, you can see this, pretty
dry-looking forecast ahead. but there's good news, we're not seeing strong gusty offshore winds in the seven-day forecast. but a continuation of the warm temperatures in san francisco. we could see mid 70s towards the second half of next week. and the rain still not in the picture there for the seven-day forecast inland. but at least unlike last week, we're not seeing a return of strong gusty offshore winds in that seven-day forecast. >> it looks great. we're not going to get exactly what we want but there is no wind, and the temperatures are wonderful. >> yes. >> it is nice to get outside. >> and the containment on the fire is going up. so good news. >> yes. still ahead, in the wake of the deadly campfire, the community of paradise has rallied around the high school football team. how the team is offering hope and making people proud. my parents never taught me anything about managing money.
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and pays tribute to santa clara's sheriff's department and their firefighters. our very own robert honda was the emcee out there and did a great job as always. and the funds raised go to the children's health services, the santa clara medical center hospital and clinic. a high school that faced incredible obstacles just had a dream football season. it was a year since the town of paradise was devastated by the campfire, paradise high's football team finished the regular season, are you ready, undefeated. >> wow. >> kind of stuff you make movies out of, folks. last night the team played the final game against the school in redding. the stands were packed with people cheering the team on and in a week, it will mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating campfire and families say football is a good thing for the entire community to be a part of. >> it's emotional. i'm very proud to be here. and i'm really happy to have my
son on this team. we've been through a lot. >> yes. the team vowed to win the state championship to honor the fire victims and it appears that they're on the way to reaching that goal. wow. >> very good work there. >> yes. the warriors having a bit of a tough go. but this moment made it a bit easier for one player. we will show you that next.
sometimes there's nothing better than a hug when you're feeling down. here's an example. draymond green got an incredibly cute hug of support from his toddler son, there we go. right there. >> there it is. >> it makes you feel so good. >> struggling this year. dealing with a lot of injuries. and now draymond, he hurt his finger in last night's game and missing a few nights. tonight is the night we hope things turn around, taking on the hornets at chase center, tipoff 30 minutes from right now, but draymond green, d'angelo russell, not playing and steph is out for a few
months. and klay thompson is out. and kd is long gone. so it is going to be a young team. >> and we'll be positive. >> i'm going back to the hug. >> i like the hug. >> that got me through that whole thing. >> sometimes you need the innocence of a child. >> yes. >> we could use a hug. >> the weather is nice. >> dress in layers as you head threw the day tomorrow. 30s and 40s. still jacket weather for the morning but some spots in the 80s tomorrow afternoon. and san francisco, 70. extra sleep, rewind the clocks one hour. the time change working in our favor tonight. >> all right. >> a gorgeous shot of san francisco behind us. have a great evening. we're back again tonight at 6:00. see you then. my parents never taught me anything about managing money. the amount of student loan debt i have, i'm embarrassed to even say. we just decided we didn't want debt any longer. ♪ i didn't realize how easy investing could be. i'm picking companies that i believe in. ♪ i think sofi money is amazing. ♪
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