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near the palo alto airport. take a look there. the reason emergency responders say the pilot got really lucky. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> last week, vice president kamala harris campaigned for governor newsom in the east bay. tonight president biden is heading to southern california to help governor newsom keep his job on this eve of election day. just a few hours ago, the president was in eldorado county with newsom to tour the burn zone and thanked firefighters for their tireless work. nbc bay area's melissa colorado has been joining the pred all day. she joins us with more on his visit. melissa? >> reporter: well, janelle, can you essentially break up the president's visit to california in two parts. part one was right here in
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northern california and it was all about the wildfires and climate change. part two is happening right now. for that you got to go to southern california. and for that, the president is really focussing on campaigning, campaigning for governor gavin newsom on the eve of the recall election. governor newsom was the first to welcome the president to california. the president got an update on the caldor fire and praised firefighters for their hard work. going so far as to say that he wants to raise the wages for firefighters, from there the president boarded a marine one and took a helicopter tour of the burn zone in eldorado county. the caldor fire destroyed hundreds of homes and came close to burning the vacation destination that is south lake tau hoy. he u climate change
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and highlight his spending for the forest service. >> we know that decades of forest management decisions have created hazardous conditions across the western forests. we can't ignore the reality that these wildfire, wildfires are being super charged by climate change. it isn't about red or blue states. it's about fires. just fires. >> melissa colorado joins us live again. republicans and even one democrat, senator joe manchin of west virginia say the president's plan is too expensive. did he address that at all today? >> reporter: yeah, president biden addressed that saying that climate change is costing the u.s. economy billions of dollars. how much? $99 billion a year. and with hurricane ida, the wildfires here in california, climate change, we're seeing it from coast-to-coast.
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he's saying we're going to break that record. the president saying when he thinks of climate change, he thinks of climate change jobs and what that can do for the u.s. economy. he's saying don't think about that. >> thank you, melissa. from sacramento to southern california, live picture of a rally in long beach that's going to soon get under way. the event is in support of governor newsom on the eve of election day. there will be many speakers. as for the president, he's on air force one, to arrive about 6:15 and scheduled to speak at 7:00 p.m. tonight. we will be following this event. and it's just getting under way it looks like. be sure to watch our 7:00 p.m. newscast for live coverage and president biden's speech.
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this is a last-minute scramble not just for governor newsom but all the other candidates hoping to replace him. a total of 46 candidates qualified for the ballot. many of the leading republicans making final pitches for votes. conservative radio host larry elder had three scheduled events in los angeles and original county. republican businessman john coxwith a visit in the bay area to the famed french laundry restaurant in yountville to remind voters of governor newsom's ill-advised visit. >> i do something about crime, homelessness, the decline in quality of public education. >> if you haven't done so yet, can you vote in person or can you fill out and drop off your ballot the san francisco says there are more than 500 ballot dropboxes citywide.
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as this election intensifies, so have unfounded rumors of voter fraud. how secure is your ballot? damian trujillo is at the registrar of voters with a behind the scenes look. >> reporter: they're in the final stretch here at the regge sfrar of voters, and there are multiple eyes on every ballot to make sure there are no irregularities. these are ballots ready to be counted here in santa clara county. a team of two from the registrar's office escorts the ballots to a locked, restricted room where only a few authorized people are allowed. this is where they count the ballots. >> they're always accompanied by two people. only certain staff have access to the ballots. the room where the ballots are getting counted. >> reporter: if a ballot has a questionable mark or signature they go here to what's called the adjudication room where workers focus on the issue to make sure the ballots and votes are authentic. like the last election, there
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have been unsubstantiated rumors of election fraud across the state, rumors that are so far unproven. >> we all work together to make sure that the results are valid and legitimate and everybody who should have voted did vote. let's all do that together. all work together. >> santa clara county, turnout is at roughly 42%. >> voting does make a very big difference. as can you tell by some close elections that we just had in the past, that every vote counts. >> you want your voice to be heard. >> yes. >> reporter: they are also secured with a blue seal to ensure no one has tampered with t only workers from the registrar's office can break the seal. and they replace it with a new seal. >> we have ballots coming in every single day. >> reporter: the registrar says so far there have been no
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reports of any major issues and are confident they have the security systems in place to keep it that way. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> keep in mind we have an entire page dedicated to the recall on our website. head to and click on newsom recall at the top on our trending bar. now to a truly incredible scene. a pilot is counting his lucky stars after a crash landing this afternoon. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us. it's amazing the pilot walked away from this crash. >> reporter: it really is unbelievable. take a look at this. the pilot managed to avoid the water and land the plane on its belly on this marshy area. it's pretty miraculous the pilot's okay, given one wing of the plane was broken off when he clipped a power line. the faa says the twin-engine
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beechcraft baron crashed just before 2:00 this afternoon. the pilot was the only one on board. firefighters say he walked out on his own and was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. we talked with a pilot who frequently flies his single engine plane out of palo alto airport. he says given the tough landing he believes the pilot was experienced. >> i've heard of incidents around this airport that didn't turn out okay for everybody involved. so i think it is very lucky that he did make it. >> reporter: palo alto fire says a hazmat crew was called out because some fuel was leaking in the marshland. now a private environmental company is working to come up with a plan to safely remove that fuel. and the national transportation safety board is investigating the cause of the crash. but, again, thankfully, the pilot is okay. back to you. >> marianne, thank you.
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the trial disgracednos ceo eliz will restart tomorrow. she faces a dozen counts of wire fraud and conspiracy. on thursday a juror said he or she was possibly exposed to covid, stopping the trial after it barely started. holmes accused of defraudle her investors. not long ago she took the silicon valley by storm promising revolutionary blood testing technology which prosecutors say was a scheme to get rich. will they be ready? the white house says it wants booster shots rolling out to the general public. but september 20th might be unrealistic. currently, only pfizer has delivered data necessary to get full fda approval. that hearing won't occur until friday. health officials say there is no need to panic. >> it's not worth getting your
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blood pressure up about right now. if you've received the initial doses of the vaccine you remain very well protected against spee veer disease, hospitalization and death. >> dr. tong also says once they get the go ahead, the county is supplied with the vaccine and numerous health providers are ready to get the shots into arms. some fda advisers say boosters aren't even necessary at this time. up next at 6:00, a name change for one of the most iconic ski resorts in the world. squaw valley is no more. the new name and the reason for the change. plus, a car slammed into a spran filled with kids and it's caught on camera. good samaritans jump in to help. how they managed to stop the driver from getting away. and i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tomorrow hazy skies from those wildfires to the north, but i'll show you my updated rain outlook
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well, take a look.
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pretty impressive to see. want to take you back to southern california. this is the long beach international airport. you can see air force one just now touching down and taxiing down that tarmac right on schedule. president biden on board arriving from sacramento, now he is going to head to a rally in support of governor newsom at long beach city college. the president is expected to speak in about 45 minutes. you can watch those remarks live right here on nbc bay area, during our 7:00 newscast. back here at home, a 20-year-old oakland man is called a hero after stopping a suspect who is thought to be a drunk driver who slammed into a van full of children. we should warn you, the video we're about to show su graphic and not for all audiences. >> reporter: i'm standing right at the site of where the collision happened last week on the corner of 38th and
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international. you can see days later there's still a lot of debris left on the street from the impact of the two cars. the crash is difficult to watch. just after 8:30 p.m. last thursday, surveillance camera caught the moment a red pontiac slammed into a mini van on international. two children of the six children thrown from the van, along with baby gear and a baby stroller hitting a garbage can across the street. those two children ages 9 and 2 were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. incredibly, they're recovering at home. >> my little cousin, he saw a little girl in the corner by the lamppost. and he just kind of was in shock. he told my dad right away. he was just there to keep her awake until the paramedics came. >> reporter: all this while 20-year-old jefferson mejia was focussed on something else, keeping the suspect from getting
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away. he was getting a haircut when he heard the crash and immediately ran out to try to help. >> he tried to run away, but that's when people from cars passing by stopped by, and they helped me help pull him down. >> reporter: the suspect was arrested and faces charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run. police also confirm he was driving on a suspended license. >> when we see people in need, we should help them. that was a perfect example of people stepping in. >> reporter: today there's plenty of shattered glass on the streets along with a pair of baby sock, a reminder of how dangerous and tragic high speed and driving can be. nbc bay area news. no more squaw valley, a name change for one of the most notable ski resorts in the world. the new name? palisades tahoe. the first of the new signs went up today. the owners agreed to drop the old name they made that decision
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acknowledging that "squaw" is offensive to native-american women. go they should change it to black diamond. sailing into the to bay ahead of fleet week, we want to show you video aboard the "uss tripoli", as it sails under the golden gate bridge into the bay. you see sailors moving about. the amphibious assault ship will take part in fleet week activities along with the blue angels. it provides a chance for the public to meet navy and coast guard teams and learn more about america's services. look at the blue sky. lots of sunshine this week. temps still a little bit warm, but that's not going to be that way for long. >> we usually get lucky. there's two or three days of it
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where we don't have the fog and we get to see all the action. let's hope the forecast pulls through for them. and across the bay area, we have been talking about the possibility of rainfall. can you see on storm ranger we are currently dry from the north bay to the south bay, but i want to take you out on a quick tour to the pacific. and we can show you what we're tracking right now. it's a very active pattern for september. can you see all this storm activity. we're going to get a small piece of this energy break off and helping bring rain chances back to northern california. i don't want to you really kind of think at this point we're going to be seeing inches of rainfall. might burst your bubble a little bit there. but we're definitely going to get rain chances to california. i'll get a closer look at the totals coming up in less than two minutes. we'll get you ready to go for tomorrow's forecast. it will start off pretty easy. chilly, mostly clear. 54 in the south bay, peninsula
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53 and tri valley at 58. also coming in with 50s over the east bay, san francisco and the north bay. and just a little bit of patchy fog there through sf. daytime highs, i don't see any big changes. so might be getting a little tired of this. 90 in morgan hill, 89 in gilroy. some of that heat, that might be kind of getting to you now that we're into september, pleasanton and livermore. a warm day for you in hayward. 83 degrees. palo alto, 83. san francisco, 70s downtown. then the marina at a cool 63. let's move it up to the north bay. 91 in novato. 96 in south lake. this i do see starting to drop off and cool off. we'll see cooler air beginning
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to fly down from the north. i think we're good for a ten-degree drop in temps by thursday. let's move beyond this. and once we hit saturday and sunday, that's when we see a system moving into northern california. it does look to break up before it gets to the bay area. our chances are really very low. we're looking at spotty drizzle for the bay area, saturday and sunday. but the best news is to the north, a tenth to a half inch there north of the bay area, and that will help firefighters that have been doing such a hard, long effort there off to the north. in san francisco, can you see temperatures will be in the 60s here the next several days, fog returning by thursday. cooler weather by thursday. we are down to 83 degrees. so some really good weather moving in. nice to see the pattern at least beginning to show signs of changes, you guys. >> looks gorgeous. >> it does, thanks, jeff. up next at 6:00, not the place to live if are you a teacher. we kind of already knew that. the bay area counties labeled
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the least affordable counties to buy a home.
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well, all this week, nbc bay area, and telemundo 48 are helping to clear the shelters. it all leads to the big adoption event at the berkley humane society on saturday. if you don't want to wait until then, go to to find other participating shelters. you can find information in our trending bar at the top of our home page. when it comes to housing for schoolteachers, california is getting a failing grade. that's because there are few places that teachers can actually afford on their average salary of $73,000 a year. the real estate website red fin found in san mateo and santa clara counties, zero percent of the homes are affordable for teachers. in alameda count, affordable.
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in merced, teachers canafford 60% of the homes. during the pandemic. some streets have been closed for dining. but parking is much more difficult to find. a multi-million dollar legal battle over parking tickets. two federal lawsuits allege the process of chalking tires to enforce parking time zones is unconstitutional. the lawsuits, one in san francisco and san leandro say it's a violation of a driver's fourth amendment to be free of unreasonable search and seizure. basically, they seek $55 million in damages and class action status. the sixth circuit court of appeals in cincinnati recently
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ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a similar lawsuit. but in san diego, a judge ruled chalking did not violate a driver's fourth amendment right. the high-flying rescue for a hiker in half moon bay. 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.
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okay, a rescue in half m today. chp teaming up to help a hiker.
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>> they posted this on social media. using gps coordinates, they located the hiker miles from the trail. they airlifted the hiker while the ambulance was waiting to take that person to the hospital. air force one just now touching down. president biden and governor newsom on board. a few minutes ago, the two arrived at long beach airport after a briefing in sacramento. the president and governor came down the stairs, got into the presidential limo and are headed to the long beach city college. president and governor expected to take the stage about 7:00 p.m. we'll bring it to you live ahead on the 7:00 newscast. next, richard engel is on the ground in kabul. tonight, covid concerns in school as a million students in the nation's largest district return to the classroom. new york city schools fully reopening for the first time in 18 months no option for remote learning at a time
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when covid among children is soaring. plus, are boosters really necessary what top experts say in a new study also tonight, tropical storm nicholas targeting texas. 65-mile-an-hour winds. flash floods and up to 18 inches of rain expected al roker with the new track. just hours until polls open in california's high stakes recall, president biden campaigning with gavin newsom as the governor fights for his political life the armed man arrested near democratic national committee headquarters what police found inside his truck fencing about to go up around the capitol ahead of a planned rally. the fireworks as secretary of state tony blinken testifies on the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan our richard engel back inside the taliban-controlled country. what he found at the former u.s. embassy. the urgent spyware warning for apple users. and the new space race suiting up inside the jet propulsion lab as nasa looks to the next frontier


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