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giants baseball right here on nbc bay area in one hour. thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> and i'm audrey asistio. a very long investigation into why two planes collided over the watsonville airport. >> we now know all three people onbo nbc bay an update for the first time today. ian? >> rhe early stages of this investigation. they spent much both of the wreck sites including examining this mangled cessna 152, as they try to piece together what went wrong. today a somber mood hangs over the watsonville airport as pilots, witnesses, and neighbors try to process yesterday's deadly midair collision. federal investigators are here as well sifting through and cataloging the wreckage. >> we'll be here all day today gathering factual evidence of
the scene, and afterwards we'll be conducting witness interviews. >> reporter: the collision happened while both planes were on final approach to landing. like many small airports, this one doesn't have a control tower, so pilots must communicate with each other about their specific location. the radio broadcast catches the moments before and after it happened. >> going to go around them because you're coming at me pretty quick, man. >> everybody please be advised there is an accident towards runway 20. please be advised, watsonville. >> reporter: the cessna 152 with one onboard crashing only yards from a neighborhood. surveillance video captured the moment the second plane, a cessna 340, hit a hangar at the airport. two people were in the aircraft with their dog. today we spoke with alex who was at the airfield checking his plane when he heard the crash. >> i looked up and as i looked up i could see the 152 break apart and come down in pieces, and i saw the 340 go by at a
high rate of speed and it was slowly rolling further and further to the left. >> reporter: according to the tail number this cessna 152 was a plane commonly rented out by united flight services which has offices at the airport. today bernardy stopped by. he has flown this plane a number of times. >> those planes are very, very safe. it will be interesting to listen to the investigation into what happened. >> reporter: the ntsb will put out its preliminary report in two weeks. a full report could take up to two years. investigators will be looking into the pilots, planes and conditions during the collision. >> well, air speed in the approach phase to the airport is an area we will be looking at. >> reporter: the three victims haven't been identified yet. according to faa data one of the planes is registered here. the other is registered near merced. the ntsb says tomorrow morning
both of the planes will be removed from this airport site and taken to a facility just north of sacramento for further examination. live if watsonville, ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for the update. a new team is joining the search for missing teenager kiley rodney. the 16-year-old was last seen at a party at the proctor camp down. the last ping on rodni's phone was there. volunteers from high school students and parents to ski patrol members have joined the search. a call for justice around a safeway as police arrested a man for the murder of an employee. it happened inside the store back in june. nbc bay area's damian trujillo
spoke with the family about the arrest. >> reporter: the news is what many have been waiting for. now they say it's time tore justice. flowers and candles can still be found along the sidewalk outside the safeway store on hamilton avenue. a tribute to 24-year-old manuel, a safeway employee murdered inside the store early on the morning of june 5. >> truly an innocent victim of a crime that never should have happened. >> reporter: police rested 18-year-old tevita tuakalau. san jose police also announced the arrest of jacob parrilla. the d.a. says there's not enough evidence to charge him with any crime, so he's been released from jail. the victim's family says they're relieved they have some answers to their many questions about manuel's death. >> it was a little late. i department know when this was going to happen. it's been almost two months and a half. we didn't hear anything from
police. it was kind of quiet. >> reporter: huizar's family says the last couple weeks have been agonizing. >> accepting that he's gone has been a long process, a lot of pain, a lot of crying moments, a lot of sad moments. >> reporter: safeway shoppers have also been waiting for developments in the case. today those we talked with also cheered the arrest. >> i think it's great news. i just live down the street from here and this kind of thing just doesn't happen over here. i'm glad they made an arrest. >> reporter: manuel's brother described him as a quiet man who attended san jose state university saying he was a man who went from work to the gym to his home. tonight with news of an arrest his family says they can finally move on to the next phase of grieving. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. state health leaders are taking a play from the covid playbook to fight monkeypox. setting up appointments for the
vaccine will be used for monkeypox shots. there's no time line on when it will be ready. >> it's going to be a little challenging because we don't have the amount of vaccine that we had with covid, so it will take some customization because it will be dependent on the vaccine supply and specifically where it's going to be given. >> the state says it will officially start calling the virus mpox as a way to avoid stigma. more than 26 cases statewide right now. 62 hospitalizations. los angeles county and san francisco counties make up over half of all the cases in the state. santa clara county in the south bay is now using a new vaccination protocol to stretch its monkeypox vaccine supply and get more shots into arms. today the county demonstrated
how the interdermal vaccination works. it administers the vaccine just under the skin surface, allows a single dose to serve as many as five people. >> we're very fortunate this was studied within the recent past in preparation for an outbreak of monkeypox. and that study showed that the administration of the vaccine between the layers of skin produced an equivalent immune response as the traditional administration under the skin. >> the vaccine is given in two doses. the cdc is recommending those who already received one full dose to go ahead and get the smaller dose for their second shot. right now santa clara county is reporting 110 cases of mpox. more evidence tying long covid cases to increased neurological and psychiatric issues. oxford researchers study nearly 1.5 million cases over the last two years and found the mental impact of covid tends to take two different paths. mood and anxiety disorders declines after a couple months,
but those who experience the characteristic brain fog, dementia, psychotic or neurologic problem, still have them two years later. the study is published in the medical journal "lancet." kaiser workers were back on the picket line as they marched to corporate headquarters in oakland. today marks day five of an open-ended strike involving some 2,000 workers across the state. they're demanding higher pay, increased staffing, and shorter wait times for patients. in a new statement kaiser said in part, quote, this strike and this disruption to patient care does not need to happen. while nuhw claims it is fighting for increased access to care, its primary demand is for union members to spend less time seeing patients. our patients cannot afford a proposal that significantly reduces the time available to care for our patients and their mental health needs. the south bay has passed a
huge pandemic milestone. state employment numbers show santa clara county has regained all the jobs it lost during the covid pandemic. the south bay led last month's job surge adding more than 7,000 jobs in july. san francisco and san mateo county added 6,700 new workers, the east bay's gain was 4,500 so that makes a total number of regional jobs added last month at 20,400. statewide unemployment rate improved to 3.9%, a record low. all right, so if you are one of the millions of people who carry an iphone, mac or any other apple device, it's being threatened today. apple is warning near all its devices are vulnerable to hackers who could not only get in but take them over. but there is a fix. our business and tech reporter scott budman walks you through what to do. >> reporter: the bad news here this vulnerability applies to most of your apple devices. but the good news is the
security patch is very easy to download. let's walk you through the steps. start by opening your device and clicking on settings. then click general and then software update. it'll take some time but this is worth it. >> this is serious. shut everything down. i know you have a lot windows open. do it now. do it today. >> she says this security vul vulnerability could let hackers take control is especially serious because apple products are just about everywhere and used for just about everything. >> as people continue to be hybrid and remote, of course there's more value on all of your devices. so you have to think as a consumer, as a business person,
and who knows which percent at any given time these days, you have to think about your own protection. >> reporter: the best way to protect yourself, protect your device and all it takes is a few clic up next, trim down on hbo max. why the streaming service is getting rid of some content. plus, celebrating 60 years in san francisco. we're digging into some of the history of the iconic fortune cookie factory. and our weekend getting started with an ongoing heat advisory. temperatures climb on saturday then drop quickly again on sunday. i'll take a closer look at the i'll take a closer look at the impact on youians w californr haveee a choice between two initiatives on sports betting. prop 27 generates hundreds of millions every year to permanently fund getting people off the streets a prop 26? not a dime to solve homelessness
factory is celebrating six decades of business and fortune. a lot of people came out for the party in chinatown from community leaders to entertainers to members of the public. owner kevin chan could not be more proud of the factory which can produce up to 15,000 hand-wrapped cookies in a single day. >> i'm very thankful that you support me throughout the years and help me throughout the years. thank you. >> here is trivia for you. the fortune cookie is a relatively new tradition that does not come from china. the roots are traced back to japan and california. many, including chan, think it originated in san francisco. >> no way! that's pretty cool. my daughter's favorite cookie. >> it's delicious. there is new funding coming to create safe spaces for aapi seniors. in the sunset district san francisco's assembly member announced $3.5 million commitment of state funding aimed at expanding and improving
resources for seniors living in the city sunset district. the money will go towards renovating the south sunset playground clubhouse and creating a new community center for aapi seniors. >> the last couple of years we've been hearing about seniors getting attacked at the bus stops, seniors getting attacked downtown in chinatown. we had a few attacks the last couple of weeks, which is just horrific. this is a safe space for seniors. the senior population is quickly growing. by 2030, san francisco residents will be 60 years or older and about half of those seniors will be asian american. hbo max is making some major show cuts ahead of its merger with discovery. heads up, parents. your kids' favorite shows might not make the cut. hbo max will merge with discovery plus next year. and to make room hbo max will cut 36 movies and shows next week.
it is mainly pulling kids and family shows. executives saw people visit the site for mostly adult content. cuts will save the site some money. hbo max doesn't have to pay residuals to cast and shows that aren't streaming and some shows cut are the not too late show with elmo and little ellen. fall in the bay area is big for the wine business. the north bay is throwing a big tasting event tomorrow that has a unique back story. the tenth annual tasting features wine from 14 members of the napa sonoma vintners. they once pick the crops themselves. now they make their own boutique wine. the event has art, music and other highlights. it happens at the sugarloaf crush in santa rosa. okay, this next one is a story of perseverance. robert heitz was paralyzed in 2003 after accidentally diving into a sandbar in lake michigan.
after three years of intense physical therapy, he regained the function of all his limbs. flash forward to this morning, heitz swam across the san francisco bay making it all the way to alcatraz island. we caught up with him before the swim and he said getting to this point was so deeply personal. >> it will feel like the culmination and a real recognition that, rob, you did it. you went from quadriplegia that you felt you never were going to get out of and really believed your life was over to now doing something really amazing. >> heitz says he hopes today's swim will raise awareness for the paralysis foundation. he started after his accident to help paralyzed individuals. >> wow. inspiring so many. wow. >> amazing accomplishment. >> for sure. >> and great weather to do that today. >> yes. comfortable temperatures. those water temperatures cold. >> that's right.
>> the sun was out. had that. temperatures around the bay area, summer microclimate in full effect, 60s and 70s. for the weekend a bit of a warm-up on the way for the inland east bay. we say summer microclimates, they look just like that. 80 degrees in san jose. 90 around concord over to livermore and fairfield. a cool 65 degrees currently in san francisco and you can see the wind direction onshore bringing in the cooler marine air. the hill tops inland still pretty warm and dry for the lower elevations like san francisco. highs generally close to 70 earlier. 65 degrees. san francisco seeing near 80 degree temperatures for your plans. look at the blue skies. the air quality did get better today of 90 degrees out in dublin. as the wind picks up we will see temperatures cooling to the mid-80s. now our air quality tomorrow is getting a little worse again as high pressure briefly strengthens heading into saturday. so most of the bay area moderate for air pollution.
the highest levels will be in the inland east bay and the santa clara valley and you'll see patches of low clouds up to the north bay valley, central bay, and mostly sunny skies heading through the afternoon and a one-day warm-up, a cooldown and then a warm-up. patchy drizzle with low clouds like earlier this morning. we'll see that for saturday and for around noon tomorrow numbers in the mid-80s inland but keep an eye out here towards fairfield and concord. notice the numbers now, upper 90s making a bit of a comeback. even the tri-valley. mid-80s in san jose. upper 60s to mid-70s bay side. these temperatures in the north bay, the forecast has come down a little bit. we're still looking hot for the inland east bay and because of that the heat advisory for solano county continues through about 7:00 on saturday. we're going to get a one-day break for sunday. we might see the heat advisory for monday.
it all has to do with the wind which will be strengthening during the day sunday. look at sunday's high temperatures now. we're back into the 80s in fairfield and concord. sunday will be the cooler of the two weekend days but probably more wind. wind 15 to 25 miles an hour. watch closely, the inland areas again climbing back up into the mid to upper 90s inland just like that. the breeze backs off. temperatures climb. monday and tuesday, one other thing to watch the return of monsoon moisture. if you have sierra plans, the weekend looks great. by wednesday might see some of that moving back through southern california the second half of the week. could see more high clouds head our way. san francisco warmer tomorrow, cooler sunday. warmer monday. roller coaster ride. right there in the seven-day forecast and it's a big drop. we go back inland and back into the 90s monday. the clash of these temperatures reminds us that we're getting closer to fall. once we get into september a
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welcome back. guide dog puppies learn to keep their cool at a cal football practice today. they brought guide dogs in training to memorial stadium in berkeley. the football practice is helping the dogs get accustomed to an important environment. pups will be matched with a partner in about a year and they need to get comfortable with new noises, people, and surroundings. so they can accompany their owner to a football game and other events. >> they are in a way desensitized to anything that might come around them, work around garbage trucks, large noises, construction equipment, other dogs barking.
>> dogs are so amazing. guide dogs for the blind, even named a puppy after the cal mascot to show appreciation for support, he will be introduced at a cal football game pretty soon. all month long we are holding events for our clear the shelters pet adoption campaign. our newsroom got some special visitors. our "today in the bay" team got to play and cuddle with adorable puts. we're excited about a first hnfr partnership with the oakland zoo. that part of the zoo will be free for anyone who wants to go. we're going to have cats there, too. it happens sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. >> you get to see the other animals and maybe can have an o. >> you recently got an animal, a dog? >> i'm all in. >> i know if i go my daughter
will want one. we'll be there. that's going to do it for us right now at 4:30. we'll be back with more news in just minutes with raj mathai. californians have a choice between two initiatives on sports betting. prop 27 generates hundreds of millions every year to permanently fund getting people off the streets a
right now at 5:00, caught in the act but allowed to just walk away. the frustration in san francisco as police let a suspected thief go free. >> i asked the officer specifically why can't an arrest be made? and he was vague and said that because of the totality of the situation, they would not be able to. plus, they were hired to perform but never got paid. the local circuit troupe says they got stiffed thousands of dollars from a show in the north bay. and slammed into by two
cars. the local nonprofit now picking up the pieces and the long-term damage done. good friday, everyone. the news at 5:00 starts right now. thanks so much for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> and i'm raj mathai. we are 30 minutes away from tonight's game in denver. before we take you there, let's get you caught up on local witness actually witnesses, called police about a theft in progress only to watch officers confront the suspect and let him walk away. >> reporter: around 3:00 a.m. tuesday morning two women started hearing noises outside their richmond district apartment. one of those women, morgan heller, spoke to us by phone today. she said it sounded like someone was using a drill or tile cutter. >> when i wassing up outof my
sleep i thought that was the sound of a catalytic converter getting cut. >> reporter: her roommate said he could see someone under the car. when police arrived one suspect was still there but despite the women's reports and what they claim were obvious signs he was committing a crime, police let him walk away. >> i asked the officer specifically why can't an arrest be made and he was at first vague and said because of the totality of the situation they would not be able to. >> reporter: heller pressed for answers and said she tried to stay objective. she said police told her no property was technically stolen, the man wasn't holding any sort of tool when they arrived and they didn't have the car's owner to verify that someone had done police also say the state database they would normally use to check a suspect's history and run the license of the car wasn't working. >> officers conducted an investigation and were not able to have probable cause to arrest