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first responders. i just wanted to be here and spend some time remembering them. >> from coast to coast, powerful tributes tonight to the victims of 9/11, 20 years later. good evening. thanks for being with us on this important day in our country's history. i'm terry mcsweeney. 9/11 memorials continue this evening across the bay area. so many people stopping to remember and reflect. it's been an especially emotional day in new york, as you might imagine. a powerful tribute at ground zero. two beams of light representing the twin towers that once stood right there. another look at the tribute of light, standing next to those two beams, 1 world trade center. the freedom tower, symbolizing what was lost but also the strength of the american people. flight 93 forever changed so many lives in the bay area. it was en route to san
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francisco. the heroes on that plane who fought back are providing inspiration to many on a day of remembrance and reflection. here is nbc bay area's christie smith. >> sandra bradshaw. wanda green. >> reporter: each name was read including tiffany jackson's aunt wanda green, who was a flight attendant. >> all the emotions come back, wondering where she was, if she was okay. >> reporter: she came to honor the passengers and crew who died on the hijacked flight on september 11th. she reflects 20 years later. >> it's just taught us again to appreciate each moment that we have with each other and love each other. she was an incredible, loving person, very nurturing. and so that's what it reminds me to be. >> reporter: first responders and city leaders. the event was slimmed down because of covid but the
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emotions were the same. this memorial in union city was dedicated in 2007. >> me being a marine corps veteran, i really feel that. >> reporter: in los gatos, a powerful ceremony by the flame of liberty memorial. >> it's about what happened 20 years ago. in our town we had two members from flight 93, two heroes who got a group together and stormed the cockpit, todd beamer and mark bingham. >> reporter: there was a plaque here to honor the veterans and show respect. there was aid tribute to alice hoagland, bingham's mother who passed away last year. >> she was not like any ordinary citizen. challenges in alice's life propelled her to act. >> reporter: christie smith, nbc bay area news. [ bell ringing ]
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the ceremonial last call for fallen firefighters tolled in concord today and in cities across the country. contra costa county first responders and elected leaders paying tribute this morning. firefighters also lined up in formation in downtown san jose. dozens of first responders marched to fire station 1. san jose mayor sam liccardo and other leaders taking part in that ceremony. in san francisco, city leaders stood shoulder to shoulder to pay tribute to those who lost their lives 20 years ago. nbc's thom jensen continues our coverage. >> reporter: from the mission district station 7 to headquarters, they lined up. ♪ but now i'm found ♪
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>> reporter: two decades of showing honor and respect to the women and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice and service to new york and the nation on that fateful day. >> gregory r. sikorsky. >> reporter: reading every name out loud without fail annually on the morning of 9/11. >> michael thompson weinberg. >> on that day we lost a lot. we lost 343 firefighters and dozens of other public safety workers. >> reporter: san francisco's fire chief also remembering nearly 3,000 civilians who were killed. betty ong, a san francisco native among them. she too is considered a national hero, a flight attendant on american airlines flight 93. >> i will never forget what happened on that day until the end of my life. >> reporter: her brother reminding everyone not to forget the families of victims and survivors.
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and like the chief, he pays respect to the victims who died in the months and years following the attacks. >> many more have been added to the total of those hurt, those injured, those who are sick, and those who are dying and those who have died. [ bell ringing ] >> reporter: and some san franciscans stand every year with the firefighters as they honor their sisters and brothers. >> it's heartbreaking, it really is. but they wouldn't have done anything else. >> reporter: susan moorhead has attended every 9/11 memorial at the mission district station 7 for 20 years. >> that's why you have to do things like this, just read their names, let their families know they're not forgotten. >> reporter: a native new yorker, she has friends and family who lost loved ones in the attack and some who still suffer from working in the recovery efforts at ground zero. >> she carries on what we want to carry on every year and that is never forget. >> reporter: in san francisco,
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thom jensen, nbc bay area news. the lieutenant governor woke up early this morning to pack meals with volunteers in san francisco. she joined hundreds of volunteers at the palace of fine arts for a charity drive organized by 9/11 today, a national nonprofit group. she says volunteers don't just do it for other people, they do it for themselves too. >> to be able to do something as simple as filling bags of food for those who are less fortunate and need assistance, it's the best way forward. and volunteerism really is about that. you help others, and then you also help yourself a little bit too. >> the meal packs go to the san francisco marin food bank, part of 9/11 national day of service. president biden attended all three 9/11 memorials today. he began the day at ground zero. former presidents obama and clinton were at the memorial in new york city. a bell tolled at 8:46 a.m.,
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marking the exact moment the first hijacked airliner slammed into the north tower. family members then read aloud the names of those who died. bells marked the moments the towers fell, when a plane hit the pentagon, and when flight 93 crashed. the president and first lady traveled to shanksville, pennsylvania, honoring the 43 people killed on flight 93. following a wreath laying ceremony, the bidens walked to the impact site. a rock there marks their final resting place. president biden spoke to the press, praising the brave passengers and crew who fought back against the terrorists. >> all of those who were on that plane, with two terrorists on the cockpit, how many people said i have a good idea, let's go up and rush that cabin, even know you knew probably they were going to something, you were going to lose anyway. that's genuine heroism.
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>> reporter: the president and the first lady laid a wreath for the people who were killed when american airlines flight 77 crashed into the building. this year's ceremony in shanksville was small because of the pandemic, open only to family members of the victims and a few guests. vice president harris encouraged everyone to look back and remember and also to look forward. >> on this 20th anniversary, on this solemn day of remembrance, we must challenge ourselves, yes, to look back, to remember, for the sake of our children, for the sake of their children, and for that reason, we must also look forward. we must also look toward the future. >> our 9/11 coverage continues online. we've posted a photo gallery
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with a look at how the country is remembering september 11th. just go to click on "commemorating 9/11" at the top of our home page. still ahead, the countdown to election day is on. a look at how governor newsom and his opponents spent their day on the campaign trail. and sailing under the golden gate. look at this. we'll explain how this ship signals the start of something very exciting. and a pretty nice start to the weekend around the bay area right now, mostly clear across the bay. we'll talk about a warming trend ahead when we come right back. but first, another live look at the ground zero reflecting pool in new york city on this september 11th, 20 years after the attacks. we'll be right back.
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returning to our coverage of the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years later, a couple of things. a nice shot of new york city, a live look at the reflecting pool at ground zero, you see that in the foreground. in the background you can make out beams of light shooting skyward from where the world trade center towers once stood. so really a spectacular shot. you can see the flashing lights
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down below, making sure everybody is taken care of on this very emotional day. as we showed you the selfless acts of the people on board flight 93 memorialized in union city, our digital journalist jonathan blum spoke to people who wanted to see for themselves. >> it's peaceful, very serene. i like to walk here every day. and i try to say a prayer when i pass by, try to pray for the people, they're heroes. >> i saw the sign there that says flight 93 memorial. >> we decided it would be nice to come in and look at it. >> i've lived in the bay area for 17 years and i've never seen it. >> i think it's a really nice memorial. >> it's one of those nice, peaceful, little tributes. >> all the people who weren't able to make it that day back to their loved ones. >> i knew it had to be some kind of memorial. it's just tragic. can you imagine having been on
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that plane? >> they deserved to live longer, especially lauren and the baby, the kid. it's too early for them to be gone. >> we're lucky we make it every day, you know? you come outside your home, you could be hit by a car. you don't know what's going to happen day to day. so don't wait about doing things. if you really want to do something or reconnect with somebody, do it now. you just don't know. >> on each stone it shows the city where each of them are from. >> seeing the ages of people that were part of a family group. >> and them having to make that choice. >> there were some heroes on that plane. >> the world is a safer place because of them. we need more people like them. >> how could they have had that clarity of thought in the midst of something so terrifying to go there, be in the cockpit and wrestle the plane to the ground? i would have gone to the back of the plane, i would have braced
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myself, i would have covered my eyes and just tried to protect myself from whatever pain was going to happen. so the bravery of those people is just off the charts and i couldn't have done the same thing. >> it touches my heart that they were that brave. >> such honesty. we've posted the entire piece on our website. go to, click on "remembering heroes: visiting the 9/11 flight 93 memorial." new video of another 9/11 tribute, "uss tripoli" sailing underneath the golden gate bridge. that ship will take part in a naval exercise leading up to fleet week. that starts october 4 and goes through the 11th. what a sight, going under the golden gate bridge. let's check in are rob mayeda right now. i see it was foggy at the golden gate bridge at that point. >> we still have a sea breeze
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bringing in the low clouds. and 60s in san francisco. it's that summer microclimate spread we know and love around the bay area, 50s and 60s around the coast and inner bay to mostly 70s around downtown san jose. then as you head inland, walnut creek earlier was closer to 90 degrees. right now, 86. west northwest wind at 14 miles per hour, mid-80s into livermore. speaking of san francisco, sunshine across the bay right now. a cool 62 degrees, so take a jacket if you're letting out around san francisco. clear skies, west wind at 17, keeping things cool. air quality continues to be mostly good. moderate for the coast and inner bay and santa clara valley. we might begin to do so a little bit of smoke dropping into the north bay later tomorrow and into monday. notice the color coding, light blue for surface smoke, more like haze in the sky. good to moderate air quality. you might see more moderate for the north bay coast and inner bay monday and tuesday.
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as the onshore winds pick up towards the end of the week, we'll see better air quality and another cooldown showing up in the seven-day forecast. patchy low clouds for the morning. mostly 50s to start. could have some misty skies on the coast and tomorrow's highs, depending on what temperature you like, just drive 30 minutes around the bay area and you'll find it. low 80s around the bay. concord to antioch, low to mid-90s through tuesday. oakland, in the 70s. 70s for san mateo. closer to 80 in palo alto. san francisco in the upper 60s for tomorrow afternoon. north bay temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s. we may see some high clouds at times tomorrow. but this particular weather system, other than the high clouds, not having a lot behind it. certainly not like we saw thursday and friday with the lightning that we had moving through the bay area. that system has moved east. we're getting a little more interested in the long range forecast because it's starting to get more active. for areas around the
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california/oregon border later next week, the chance to see a few showers. that same system will likely lead to some cooling changes towards the end of the seven-day forecast. so the pacific jetstream, the polar jet as we like to say sometimes, starts to drop into the pacific northwest. by late friday it might look interesting, might give us lift to the low clouds, might give us drizzle to start off the weekend. the best rain showers, at least for now, staying a bit farther to the north from the bay area. seven-day forecast, around san francisco, should trend a bit warmer monday and tuesday. as this system passes by to the north we'll see temperatures cooling once again. overall, good news in terms of fire danger. no signs of any gusty offshore winds and temperatures other than a little bit warmer to wrap up the weekend, no triple-digit heat. comfortable weather and overall some good air quality in that seven-day forecast too. terry? >> ray, i never thought the thought of heavy drizzle would be so exciting. >> for september, yes, it is. >> thanks a lot.
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we are three days away from california's recall election. governor newsom in oakland today at a vote no rally organized by a local union. polls suggest the governor will keep his job by a fairly wide margin. caitlyn jenner on the campaign trail today spoke about homelessness at the dream center in los angeles. republican frontrunner larry elder attended a 9/11 memorial ceremony in fullerton this morning. he posted these photos on twitter. he also attended a lunch with homeless and disabled veterans. he's wrapping up his day at a
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9/11 commemoration at the reagan presidential library in simi valley. if you have questions about the recall, we can help. we have an entire section devoted to the recall at that includes where to drop your mail-in ballot, what to do if you want to vote in person. just click on "newsom recall" on the trending bar. more than 100 people showed up on this national day of service to donate blood in san jose. this is the fifth year. our own garvin thomas has organized this whole thing. the bay area proud blood drive. stanford blood center says there's critical shortage of all blood types. most worrisome is "o" negative, a universal type used to symptom ambulances. today blood collected at today's drive has the potential to help three people for each unit collected. we thank garvin for putting that together again, a great job.
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the giants are rolling on and on. >> you've been worried all season long. >> i worry sometimes about my boys. >> they're good. the giants are more than two touchdowns against the clubs, yes, i'm talking baseball, not football. a crushing victory in chicago. stick around, sports is next.
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cacique.your auténtico awaits. welcome back. i'm anthony flores. if you're like terry, you've kind of been like this all season long, looking over your shoulder, waiting for those dodgers to catch the giants. guys, relax. the giants are hitting their stride down the stretch. perfect timing, right? the orange and black crushing the cubs today at wrigley. top two with two on. how about brandon bell? golfs this off the ground, a three-run homer, part of a five-run inning for the giants. now we move to the fifth. the giants up 9-3 with a pair
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on. check out tommy la stella, scoreboard. it's off the scoreboard, capping a six-run inning. giants make it six in a row. they hammer the cubs 15-4. >> i think we're just playing good baseball. i thought we pitched the ball well all season. we've really continued to do that, the guys put up 14 runs, you know, it's pretty fun to watch. >> who's counting, right? the a's were cruising against the rangers until the top of the eighth with two outs. john heim, rhymes with lime, and this leads to a sour taste for the a's, five runs in the inning. texas beats oakland 8-6. in less than 24 hours, the 49ers will kick off their nfl season in motown. the red and gold are facing
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detroit in week one, there are a lot of unknowns with this lions team. they have a new head coach, new staff and several new players including jared goff who was traded from the rams to the lions in the off season. as for the niners, expectations are sky high. many football gurus believe this team is ready to compete for a super bowl. >> feels like it's been a long time coming. preseason is great to get your feet wet. but, you know, there's nothing like regular season, especially having fans back. >> you're preparing the best you can and everyone can't wait for kickoff because you want to shut off that mind and go. join the nbc bay area sports team for 49ers pregame live tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. joe stayedy looks good in a jacket. college football, cal at tcu. down two in the fourth quarter. the give to damian moore breaks through the line and he is free.
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12 yards for the touchdown. giving the golden bears a five-game lead. the horned frogs answer, johnson makes a move there and he is off and running, 45 yards for the tour. tcu beats cal 34-32. golden bears fall to 0-2 for the first time since 2001. that's a look at sports. more news after the break. and there you have it— -woah. wireless on the most reliable network nationwide. wow! -big deal! ...we get unlimited for just $30 bucks. sweet, but mine has 5g included. relax people, my wireless is crushing it. that's because you all have xfinity mobile with your internet. it's wireless so good, it keeps one upping itself. switch to xfinity mobile and save hundreds on your wireless bill. plus, save up to $400 when you purchase a new samsung phone or upgrade your existing phone. learn more at your local xfinity store today.
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we want to take you now to
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arlington, virginia, live. this is the pentagon. you see the blue light illuminating the sky. the pentagon was attacked on 9/11, 20 years ago today. look at this, tonight firefighters from overseas paying tribute by making this climb for charity. these are from england, working to replicate the same climb that doomed firefighters made on 9/11 at the world trade center towers. they ran up the equivalent of 110 stories in full gear in bristol. it took nearly two hours but they raised the equivalent of $5,600. thank you to our brothers over in england. we want to leave you tonight with a look at a live picture of the reflecting pool at ground zero, new york city. you can see the beams of light where the world trade center towers fell. flora teng: i just felt like i had nowhere to go. chris: viewers complain travel agents aren't helping them get refunds. we found a little-publicized way to get your money back.
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some say it's a secret. janin griebel: it was just kind of frustrating. chris: live music fans sound off because they can't get their money back for canceled concerts. we found a state law that says you should get a refund. we'll show you how to use it. amanda pensack: we're having a wine-tasting at a castle. chris: her girls' trip is set, but her hotel is still under construction. we check it out and help you avoid a hotel hassle. ♪♪♪ chris: good evening, and welcome to our "nbc bay area responds" special. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. thank you for joining us. our response team just celebrated our fifth anniversary, helping viewers like you. we started back in 2016 with rose in berkeley, whose auto club wouldn't budge with a towing issue. we helped rose, and since then, we've logged 30,000 other complaints. we've also helped people recover or get back close to $5 million. tonight we're gonna share some of our more recent stories, how


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