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it is just too big of a number. when they say verify, what does verify mean? is that making a phone call or sending an email? >> reporter: technology analyst caroline said there are other concerns. >> the trick is making sure that you don't end up profiling people. >> reporter: the pledge to review all listings comes days after airbnb announcing it is creating a dedicated party house rapid response team and taking immediate action against violators including removal. airbnb ceo said every night worldwide 2 million people spend the night in an airbnb rental most without incident. but some are suggesting that airbnb also needs to create a rating system for renters, too. reporting live in orinda, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you.
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two former twitter employees are charged with spying for saudi arabia. by providing the kingdom with personal information about saudi corrects. federal prescriptions say they were convinced who accessed the private data as users perceived as being enemies of the crown. both left in 2013. a third man in saudi arabia is also charged. twitter said it has tools in place to protect privacy. last night the election, tonight the drama. the race for san francisco district attorney is still too close to call. about 2,000 votes now separate the top two candidates. they are interim district attorney susie lostus and chessa boudin. and there is a 51% to 49% edge. and now a viral video showing a supervisor leading a chant at boudin's election night party.
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ali wolf joins us from city hall with the details. >> reporter: well, raj, this was a tight and contentious race for san francisco district attorney and as the votes are still being counted here at city hall, there are tension now between the head of the san francisco police officers association and a city leader all because of a vulgar chant. [ crowd chanting ] >> an election night moment going viral. >> it was loud. >> reporter: at a party for chassa boudin and sandra fur seen on stage leading a vulgar chant against the poa. boudin said he wasn't in the room at the time. >> i didn't use that language. i don't support that language. i understand it is a reflection of the real frustration that so many san franciscans including elected officials feel. >> reporter: the san francisco police officers association released attacks ads against boudin and today they fired back
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at the supervisor by delivering to her office a letter with two boxes of soap so she can clean up her language. in the letter poa president tony montoya called the unhinged attack on san francisco police officers repugnant. supervisor fewer responded with her own letter apologizing to officers but not to the poa leadership. calling their campaign ads an example of the organization's tone deaf and poisonous rhetoric attempting to influence city elections. fresh off her election victory, mayor london breed weighed in calling for unity. >> i don't think that it helps our city to be divisive and to create an atmosphere that is divisive when we should be working together. >> reporter: and we reached out to the candidate susie loftus if she was available and she was not available today but acknowledged that the race was
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still too close to call and looks forward to the final results. we're told it could take days before this race is finalized. live in san francisco, ali wolf, nbc bay area news. we're following other big races in san francisco and across the bay area. we just saw the mayor london breed overwhelmingly winning the election. she got 68% of the vote last night. mayor breed tweeting today that it is an incredible honor to be re-elected and that it is time to get back to work. now one of the most watched races was prop prop c. and the no vote mines the san francisco ban on e-cigarettes remained in place and in brisbane measure e cruised to an easy victory. 80% of voters okay a 6% tax on all marijuana businesses within city limits. to see the latest numbers in all of the races, head over to our website, and we're pushing out results on the free nbc bay area app. caught at the border.
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two escaped inmates are back in custody after three days on the run. the two escaped from the monterey county jail in salinas. they cut a hole in the bathroom ceiling and crawled out to freedom. they were caught at the border trying to come back into the states. >> we had information they were in the tijuana area and trying to come back into the united states and we notified border patrol of the information and they located them trying to enter the country. >> they will be back at the monterey county jail tonight and held in separate rooms from now on and they now face additional charges. a gut-wrenching story in gilroy. a mother said she just snapped when her toddler was misbehaving and today she was charged with murder after her daughter drowned in a bathtub. she called 911 on sunday and told them she killed her own child.
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when police arrived they found the 2-year-old girl unresponsive. they then found the woman on a nearby street. she said she was planning to run away but decided to call police instead. her family said she is mentally unwell. good news in sonoma county. firefighters expect to have the kincade fire fire contained temperature. the fire started two weeks ago and now 88% contained. it burned 77,000 acres and destroyed more than 170 homes. clean-up will begin soon and they will remove the -- but the struggle will take a long time for tens of thousands returning home. thom jensen is live in windsor where a community meeting is being held for those affected by the fire. how are those folks holding up? >> reporter: for a lot of people, there is really a sense of relief, janelle, the first time they're able to return home
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as many of the evacuees were just able to return home and sleep in their own bed and kids returning to school but others return to total devastation on their property. but everyone seemed to have the fear now that this will be the new norm every time this year. the chavez family is headed back home after their first day back to school at healdsburg elementary. all 1400 students in the healdsburg school district returned to classes for first time since the kincade fire today. >> the kids are happy and they had a great welcome back crowd this morning. and music playing so i think it was good for all of the kids. >> this secondary grader enjoyed the therapy dog to help kids traumatized by the evacuation and the threat of fire. at the high school, a sense of community, a central theme today for the 500 plus teenagers. >> it is a combination of giving them time to process and talk in classrooms and small groups and large groups and hear the
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stories from each other and reconnect with friends or our teachers. >> reporter: the fear and trauma facing kids and parn -- parents in the wildfire zone is real and becoming stronger every year according to a clinical psychologist who specializes in ptsd. >> this is more of the fear about this is our new normal and the reality in which we live where our homes and our communities are threatened. >> reporter: dr. adrian heinz developed an app called sonoma rises packed with tools to help survivors cope with the trauma of evacuation, and devastation and in previous fires the loss of loved ones. a new approach to a problem some people never dreamed they would ever face. >> it is not something you worry about. it is a lot different and things have changed. >> reporter: and on the agenda tonight here at the city council chambers, an emergency declaration, a proclamation announcing that there was an emergency here with the power shutoff and the fires, just
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something to help the community of windsor as it moves forward and tries to recoup some of the losses in the future from the power shutoff and from the fires. live in windsor, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, thom. a new look at how big of an area burned in the kincade fire. this is the photo of sonoma county taken from space this past sunday. here is healdsburg. you could see the burn area in dark gray. 77,000 acres charred mostly to the northeast but it wraps around to the edge of the city. now the yellow dots that you see here, those are hot spots still burning on sunday. crews are focused in those areas to make sure the fire was put out. the state of california is taking facebook to court. facebook is accused of holding back data the state needs for an investigation. now state attorney general xavier becerra announcing that court order today. he said facebook has not provided enough information during california's 18-month
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investigation into facebook's privacy practices. the investigation was launched shortly after revelations that an outside company cambridge analytica harvested user data without their permission before the 2016 presidential election. >> we have since spring of 2018 been looking into allegations that facebook violated california law by, among other things, deceiving users and misrepresenting the privacy practices. >> facebook said they have cooperated and providing in their words, hundreds of thousands of documents. no more closed doors. the impeachment inquiry is about to go public with televised hearings starting one week from today. house democrats named the three career diplomats who will testify on wednesday. all three have already testified behind closed doors. >> those open hearings will be an opportunity for the american people to evaluate the witnesses
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for themselves and to also learn firsthand about the president's misconduct. >> two witnesses have described a politically motivated quid pro quo in ukraine. president trump accused of with holding military aid in exchange for a political investigation. but republicans point to the release of kurt volker's testimony statek he did not know about any quid pro quo. up next here at 5:00, a data breach at dmv. how it accidentally put private information of thousands of drivers in california at risk. plus -- [ singing ] ♪ >> an east bay teacher getting worldwide attention. i video with her second grade students and it is all about lizzo. i'm jeff ranieri. look at the beautiful view. although we have smoke in the
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into the store front. thankfully no one was hurt. a hit song leads to a hit lesson in the classroom that's gone viral. ♪ [ singing ] >> they changed the words and an east bay teach and her class of second graders are famous on the internet because of this video. they're performing an education-inspired version of the song by the popular singer lizzo. melissa colorado sat down with the teachers live from the elementary school in pittsburg with more. melissa. >> reporter: and her name is miss melarri and the presence of a chart-topping singer and she has a mini stage in her classroom and this is a story of someone who wanted to be a singer and settled for becoming a teacher. she said this is her dream job and just passionate about her kids. >> so i can do this. >> reporter: to parent this is
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room at the elementary school in pittsburg looks like your typical second grade classroom but when that beat drops -- >> this classroom turned into a stage. >> she's creative and fun and crazy. >> reporter: and the headliner is miss dorothy. >> i didn't think i would have that impact. we just try to make fun -- learning fun. >> reporter: she has been teaching for the pittsburg unified school district for the last six years and every year she picks a popular song and adds her own twist to the lyrics this year it was lizzo's truth hurts. >> and they started grooving to it and they're already loving it. we're going to do a song to this one. >> reporter: take this line that she tweaked. i just took an ela test, turns out i'm 100% that smart. >> when you sing the song, what do you feel in your heart? >> that i feel happy. >> reporter: this mother has not only sensed the new surge of
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confidence in her son -- >> he's been on speech therapy since he was younger. >> reporter: but with a new set of speech skills. >> that is the first song he's able to sing. >> you do this every morning. nothing is new. it wasn't a show. this is us every day. >> reporter: and she did another version of a drake song and it was called "in my feelings" and performed that with her class but something about this song "truth hurts" that motivated a lot of people and i think got a lot of reaction from families. back to you. >> wow! i want to see the other video too. we'll watch all of her videos. thank you so much. what a fun teacher to have. and check this out. we all know this video caught the attention of lizzo herself. just 90 minutes ago we re-tweeted raj mathai from this morning and saying this is the best thing i've watched all day. >> it is the best thing we watched all day. it is cool. and now i follow lizza by the way on twitter. kamala harris wants to make
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the school day longer for elementary school students. a latch key kid herself she wants to experiment with making the school day line up with the schedules of working parents. very interesting. a bill would give grants to school districts serving low income families and classroom would end at 3:00 but from 3:00 to 6:00 grant money would finance music art, and athlete and other enrichment activities. goal to lighten the expense of after school childcare. other data breach as hackers aren't to blame. dmv accidently shared social security data with several other government agencies or offices. more than 3,000 drivers were impacted over the last four years. when it recognized the access error it immediately corrected the problem and has ordered internal reviews of what may have gone wrong. visa has new headquarters. in san francisco. right now visa is based in foster city but the company
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signed paperwork today for this 13-story building near the chase center. visa will renovate and have 1500 workers there but it is keeping the foster city campus too. it is redesigning that campus at the same time as the san francisco project. the foster city project begins next year and should be done by 2024. jeff ranieri is with us. how are you doing? >> i'm good. now that you know lizzo, we need to get them all on ellen. >> that is so ellen. that class. that song. >> i love that teacher in elementary school. how special is that teacher. >> always remember that teacher. >> jeff, our weather is very moamarable week. >> yes. comfortable conditions outside today and as we head through the next couple of dave -- couple of days we'll be good. if you have respiratory problem we've seen smoke particles move from the ranch fire and which is near red bluff but it is moderate from the north bay to
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the south bay. so if you have respiratory problems you might need to limit outdoor exposure. we'll keep a close eye on that. and tomorrow morning the fog goes back near the coast. also the bay. but it just kind of makes it feel nice outside. so dry lately. even getting that fog in here. it is just a little bit of a nice switchup for us. for the south bay, 48 degrees and 49 in the peninsula and tri-valley at 45. so it is a chilly start and the best possibility of the fog here through the east bay and san francisco as we start off my coolest temperature here in the north bay and 44 degrees. let's get another look at the fog and it is primarily near the bay to over san francisco and then there is your sunshine. as we move through the afternoon. so that sets us up with a beautiful day oyour thursday forecast. getting closer to the weekend. 76 here in morgan hill. 74 in san jose. los gatos at 73. closer to the water, 69 in
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oakland. back to the inland valley, 77 in livermore. how about the peninsula. 70 in redwood city, heading to the beaches it is a chilly 58. san francisco, 65 here in the mission. after that morning fog you get plenty of sunshine for the afternoon. and for the north bay, 78 in napa and 75 santa rosa and 80 in ukiah. so no problems as we head through tomorrow's forecast. looking all good here. and next change i see coming really isn't going to get here until we hit next week's forecast. the area of high pressure that brought us this milder weather will start us to glide off toward the east and that is important because it makes way for a cooler air flow to start to move in next thursday the 14th. so what about rainfall chances? we think this could start that pattern change to open up the storm door a little bit. we'll have some rainfall well out in the pacific by november the 15th. so this could still bring us rain chances from november the 20th through december the 5th. i've upped the possibility to about a 60% chance right now.
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so it is looking better and better to get some showers in here by the end of the month. extended forecast in san francisco. upper 60s right through veterans day weekend and you'll see for the inland valley, no issues on saturday, sunday and also on monday. we're looking at 70s to low 80s. we'll have more looks at that forecast coming up tonight at 6:00. so ellen, if you're watching, because she watches our show. we need to get them on. >> lizzo and the kids from pittsburg. >> and lizzo singing their version. wouldn't that be awesome. >> thanks, jeff. well speaking of ellen, thank you. the surprise she had waiting for fire crews that battled wildfires all over california. don't miss the grand opening
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new information for cal train riders who commute from san mateo, caltrans plans to build a new station at 28th street and crews will raise the grade of the tracks at the hillsdale station. the station was going to close in december for the work but now crews are delayed so the station won't close until next spring. you may have seen it here on bay area. ellen honoring firefighters on the front lines of our recent fires. >> i love all of you. >> we love you too. >> i love firefighters. >> the firefighters are from southern california. they told ellen when homes and sometimes lives are on the line, they have to give it their all. >> but really i think all of us can agree that we have a job to do. people are depending on us so really thinking about being tired is just an unacceptable decision and we just get out there and fight those fires. >> 24-hour shifts on those
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frontlines, the men and women really brave. the true ellen fashion she thanked them by donating $250,000 to the california fire foundation. >> we just celebrated halloween and it is now time to think about the holidays. christmas. at least in san francisco. it started, the winter tradition returning there. ok, network inspection. -ok. connected to wifi, protected from threats. thermostat - connected, protected. speaker, space vacuum... [ whispering ] connected, protected. shh. eh, this is not connected or protected. but, that's a family heirloom. and, it's a family security breach. it's gotta go. with xfinity xfi, if it's connected, it's protected. pull the truck around. simple. easy. awesome. get more out of your in-home wifi experience with xfinity internet and ask about enhanced network security for all your connected devices.
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tonight at 6:00, not often we see protesters innagerton. uber drivers taking their fight to the multi-million doll ear homes of investors and what they're protesting coming up at 6:00. time to lace up the skates. the union square is now open. people are already on the ice. check it out. in the sun, what a beautiful day. wow, look at that. fancy stuff. now this year the rink will host a silent disco state. >> oh. >> super popular and ugly sweater party. >> i have some of those. >> not on purpose. >> and that might be the first day but people are flocking from all over the state. >> i got out of school to go here for my dad's work. >> if you are new to skating
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there are lessons every weekend and the they are open until january 20th. >> you have to go. >> then i can borrow your ugly sweater. >> lester holt is next. breaking tonight, the terrifying hijacking scare. the urgent alert aboard a plane just before takeoff the massive police response passengers and crew evacuated. chaos in the terminal. but amid the panic, the airline admitting it was a false alarm tonight, the mistake they say triggered it. an arrest after an ambush that killed nine members of an american if my family in mexico what we've now learned about the attack the urgent search for a 5-year-old girl. the family discovering her missing from her room, the back doo


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