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employee accused of making threats against officers. the right-wing social media post that has him off the job tonight. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm janelle wang. let's start with a live look around the bay area. we are getting a break from the rain after it pounded our region overnight and this morning. the overnight storm flooded roads and made for a tricky morning commute. but all of that has now moved on and out of the way. we are now waiting for the next storm. our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking it all for us. you've been warning us all week about the big one this weekend. >> you've got that right and my eyes are firmly fixed on this storm system out in the pacific. right now we are in that break, but the atmospheric river right here is now beginning to develop and eventually that's going to point right at the bay area and that's where we'll get in on some of those high rainfall
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totals. the zone we're looking at is sunday into monday morning. not only the heavy rainfall, but also wind. 20 to 45 miles per hour as we move through sunday afternoon, so it's going to be wet and windy with that focus again on sunday's forecast. let's go ahead and give you a preview of how things will play out. 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night we're dealing with some showers, nothing big. and things will pick up once we go into 4:00. not as much towards the south bay. as we hit 7:30 in the morning, still rain shadowed down here in san jose but the heaviest rain is in the north bay and also the east bay. now, because of the heaviest rain to the north, we do have flash flood watches that are up right now, also including the santa cruz mountains. that's where streams, creeks and rivers could rise fast and the fire burn zones could have some flooding weekend, we have storm ranger. it is our doppler radar, our mobile doppler radar. we've got a live view of that
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right now and you can see it's hoisted up on the back. this is the only one in the bay area and gives us a more accurate scan because it's closer to the ground. it's a dual pole radar which scans in the vertical and horizontal to give us better detail of that rain, again, our team and storm ranger will track it for you. a lot of local cities will have to deal with flooding. nbc bay area's christie smith has the latest in san francisco. >> reporter: there are plans for several low-lying areas in the city that have had issues with flooding in the past and public works plans to have sandbags available this weekend, and that's not all. public works crews cleared weeds and debris from storm drains in san francisco, taking advantage of a break in the weather before a bigger storm moves in this weekend. overnight the latest storm brought roadway flooding and other problems. this is near 280 in geneva. >> yesterday we picked up some sandbags. the water was coming up pretty
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high on the sidewalk. we just want to protect the business. >> reporter: they want to make sure water doesn't try to creep in this weekend. >> water has come in from what i understand. the street gets flooded and turns into a little lake. >> this is on our radar and we're making extra preparations. >> reporter: they have strike teams ready to clear debris from drains, vacuum trucks and plans for flood barriers. >> we have on 17th and fulsome, a low-lying area, removable flood barriers. we're going to deploy them tonight and early this morning. >> reporter: there will also be sandbags for low-lying neighborhoods in the city that have seen flooding before and public works will have sandbags available saturday and sunday. in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> you can track the storms right there on your phone. download our nbc bay area app. one of the things you can access
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are storm ranger's live mobile radar, jeff was referring to it. you can zoom into your neighborhood and get a precise timeline on when the rain will hit. well, this san jose police department employee has been arrested and charged with several gun crimes. he's also accused of posting threatening messages online talking about targeting cops. and it was the fbi's joint terrorism task force that actually contacted police about these messages. here's nbc bay area's damian trujillo. >> reporter: this man is free on bail tonight. he's been an sjpd community service officer in san jose, or cso, since 2012. they're nonsworn officers responsible for collecting evidence in burglaries and doing traffic control at accidents or crime scenes. but police now believe that he lived a second life, filled with hate, including hate for police. >> the san jose police department received information from the fbi regarding disturbing and hateful social media posts that were allegedly
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made by a nonsworn employee of the department. >> reporter: the police chief says the posts were made on gab.com, which touts itself as a free speech alternative to liberal social media, and included many troubling entries. >> these posts encouraged and solicited violent acts against people who do not share the extreme views of the author of the post and included advocating the shooting of police officers. >> reporter: police arrested the man that same day while he was on duty under a gun violence restraining order. a search of his home uncovered several guns, including an assault rifle. and while searching his locker at the police substation, detectives say they found another loaded gun. csos are not allowed to carry guns. >> these allegations are extremely serious and are being fully investigated to determine the extent of any criminal conduct by our employee. >> reporter: he is on paid leave during the investigation. the department says officers are currently taking a behavioral
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threat assessment curriculum in hopes of identifying people even in their own ranks with extreme views that could pose a threat. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. was it a targeted attack? tonight oakland police are saying very little about yesterday's shootout involving a retired police captain. retired captain ersie joyner remains in stable condition and is recovering from emergency surgery after being shot multiple times. here's the surveillance video from the west oakland chevron station. it shows the trio of suspects ambushing joyner. you see joyner in the white shirt and black vest. when one of the men tries to search through his car, the former officer draws a gun and shoots two of the men, killing one of them. east bay faith leader, pastor mike mcbride, worked with joyner for years when joyner led the cease-fire program. that program aimed to prevent homicides and other gun violence by engaging directly with gang members. >> we need to end this trend of
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robberies that are escalating to violent conflicts that end in people's lives being lost. >> the alameda county coroner's bureau has yet to release the name of the person who was shot and killed by joyner. no word yet if oakland police have been able to make any arrests in this case. a climate physicist at uc berkeley has resigned publicly via twitter. he's saying he felt he had to quit because the school won't separate politics from science. for five years he has led the berkeley atmospheric sciences center. in a series of tweets he describes how last month he suggested a fellow scientist deliver a lecture at cal. that same scientist had a speech at m.i.t. cancelled because of the speaker's views on the george floyd protest. he said letting the speaker give the speech at cal would reaffirm that the atmospheric sciences center was purely scientific and not political. he said he was so disappointed
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by the decision that he decided to resign. >> it didn't take long. less than 24 hours after the cdc officially recommended booster shots for all j&j recipients and many moderna recipients, santa clara county started putting the new boosters into arms. so what's the process here? let's bring in nbc bay area's robert handa from the south bay. robert? >> reporter: it was a pretty active day for the santa clara county fairgrounds vaccination site with hundreds of people showing up for appointments or just walking in. >> it's been just two days after the six months and i waited until moderna was available. >> reporter: jonni of san jose couldn't wait to get her booster shot at the fairgrounds this morning. >> i'm very for it. i wish more people would do it. unfortunately i lost my mother to covid in september. she was unvaccinated. >> reporter: jonni who is in her 50s and has an underlying medical condition got her moderna booster shot. the public health department says it hopes to see more people
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since less than 75,000 primarily pfizer recipients have gotten a booster shot so far. today health officers again outlined who was eligible and stressed that now any covid vaccine can be used as a booster. >> anyone who's 18 years and older and has an underlying medical condition or inwho's 18 and older and works in or lives in a setting where they may have increased risk of exposure to covid-19. >> i know there's been questions about what about my kids 12 to 17. no recommendation, no indication for any of those 12 to 17s to get boosted at this point. >> reporter: after getting her booster, jonni says she personally feels good, more safe, especially with the san jose sharks game on her schedule. >> it's good, it's good. >> you're going to go to the sharks game? >> i am. as many as i can. >> reporter: the public health department recommends checking its website to find out more about underlying medical condition since diabetes, being overweight or even mental health
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issues are all included. in san jose, robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> robert, thank you. she'll be happy to know the sharks are now 4-0 after winning tonight. so what about shots for kids between the ages of 5 and 11? the vaccine could get approval within the next two weeks, so are you prepared? in fact what do you need to do if you're a parent? tonight at 7:00 we're talking about santa clara county's vaccine officer about what you need to know. okay, up next, the san francisco brewery tapping into a new resource to help with the drought. we'll show you how it works. also the new 911 tapes reveal what went wrong and how it shooting. the accidental shooting that injured a bay area director and killed another one. and our storm will also bring heavy sierra snow, 1 to 3 feet. i'm back with a look at where the bay area will get hit the hardest in about eight minutes. when we welcome you from los angeles, we'll have the urgent government warning about an aroma therapy product thinked to a deadly bacteria. why officials are even concerned about how you dispose of it.
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also ahead in the port of long beach for a unique view of the supply chain crisis. that's all ahead on nightly news.
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the movie industry and a bay area community are reeling tonight after learning about a shocking tragedy on a movie set. actor alec baldwin firing a prop gun and accidentally killing the cinema photographer and wounding
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the movie's director who was born and raised in fremont. scott budman spoke with some of the director's neighbors today about this terrible accident. >> two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. >> reporter: as word spread through hollywood about the tragic accidental shooting, it also spread here in the fremont neighborhood where joel souza, the director of "rust" grew up. >> joel is a good neighbor. they're very helpful and we get along together. >> you always want to be a writer for the movies. i was really shocked to see actually he was directing. i didn't know that. >> reporter: investigators in new mexico say actor alec baldwin was firing a prop gun for a scene when he accidentally shot and killed cinematographer halyna hutchins and injured souza. >> so was it loaded with a real bullet? >> i cannot tell you that.
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>> it's a terrible tragedy. you know, you would want to think that things like that are avoidable. >> reporter: the "today" show spoke with a hollywood veteran who says when it comes to prop gun use, accidents like this should never happen on set. >> we have in our industry a very strict protocol to follow, you know, when we're handling blank firearms on set. clearly something went wrong in that particular instance. >> reporter: authorities say the movie set is now the scene of an ongoing investigation and that baldwin is fully cooperating. baldwin also sent out a tweet beginning, quote, there are no words to convey my shock and sadness. in fremont, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> scott, thank you. san francisco's oldest operating brewery has embraced water recycling in a way that could influence other beer makers. anchor stein worked with the city to explore the protocols.
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rinse water from the fermentation tanks which used to get washed down the drain is now getting saved. it's collected, retreated and recycled, saving about 20 million gallons of water a year. to be clear, the recycled water does not go into the beer. it is the largest commercial reuse project in san francisco history. among those on hand today, award-winning actor, edward norton. >> we've got to demand as a city, as a state, as a country that the world that we're living in insists that industrial users of water must take responsibility for recycling that water and using it again, period, end of story. >> norton was an early investor in this recycling technology and is a long-time climate activist. light rain earlier this week knocked out power for more than 35,000 customers in the bay area. one of the big issues is rain mixing in with built-up dirt on the transformers, creating
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sparks like you see here. a number of transformers blew. some actually lighting up the power poles on fire. pg&e says it does routine maintenance to minimize outages, but it's making extra preparations for this weekend's storm. >> this is really an all hands on deck event. we are prepared. you're going to see lots of blue trucks out in the field. we will be working around the clock until all our customers are restored if and when we experience those outages. >> just be prepared, have your batteries, all your plans ready to go. if necessary, pg&e says it will bring in crews from outside the bay area to restore power over the weekend, so just be ready to go here. >> it's the atmospheric river you've been talking about all week. it's 48 hours away, less than, huh? >> certainly and we're going to get some wind so that also could be an issue with our power outages. as you look at the satellite/radar picture, the atmospheric river is beginning to develop about 600 miles away.
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eventually this will pick up a little bit more moisture and then get pointed right towards the bay area. that's where we do get in on some high rainfall totals. the timing of this hasn't changed at all. sunday into early monday morning, that's the focus of some of the heaviest rain. and then again that wind as i mentioned, 20 to about 45 miles per hour. that is going to make it certainly very, very gusty here throughout the entire bay area. so i think overall tomorrow we're in a break. we have a chance for spotty showers but nothing that's going to ruin your day. temperatures will be cool with widespread 60s throughout the bay. let's go ahead and move it through that storm timeline and we'll give you that hour-by-hour forecast. we started off saturday, 7:00 p.m. just a few of those showers. then once we roll into early sundays morning, right there you can see the red, the orange, the yellow, those are heavier pockets of rain right over the north bay. nothing for the south bay just yet. it's going to take a long time to get down towards the south
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bay, at least with consistent, heavier rainfall. if you live in the north bay, keep your eyes over the north bay because you'll see how long this rainfall will sit on top of you. now, as we roll into 8:00 in the morning on sunday, you get heavy rainfall developing over the east bay. still little to nothing down there for san jose. as we hit the afternoon, right around 3:00, you're into that heavy rainfall still for the north bay, peninsula and the east bay. not much for the south bay. then eventually we're going to get that rainfall moving to the south bay as we hit 7:30 at night on sunday. we could get into some flooding issues, maybe some mudslides in those fire burn zones. we're going to get all of this to clear on out once we roll into monday morning's forecast. rainfall totals, i've been talking about it, but this really is off the charts. we haven't seen anything like this in about ten months. right up through the north bay, that magenta to gray color is 2 to 4 inches. the 4-inch better bet would be up towards the mountains.
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right around 2 inches for the east bay and the peninsula. and down towards the south bay we're rain shadowed but i think we'll be in three-quarter to 1-inch range. if you're headed out at all on sunday, that wind again 20 to 45 miles per hour will make it gusty, especially at the game on sunday if you're headed to levi's. there's temperatures in the 50s. should begin to pick up by kickoff into halftime. on my seven-day forecast, we do get dry weather in here next wednesday, thursday and friday. and eventually for the inland valleys we'll have some 70s as we hit also next wednesday, thursday and friday's forecast. but sunday it's certainly going to be coming down and pretty good, guys. we'll be here to cover it. >> would you wear a hat to the game or poncho? >> you've got to do poncho, although you can not block the view of anything, right? >> good recommendation. >> thanks, jeff. up next, the fight between two silicon valley companies. the reason google is removing its apps from roku, that includes youtube. stay with us.
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two heavyweights in the silicon valley are battling and it's all about youtube. google says it's removing its youtube apps from the roku app store. it comes after a months-long fight between the two companies. roku says google asked for preferential treatment in search results as a condition to allow youtube apps onto roku. google denies the claim. but a 2019 email from google to roku reviewed by cnbc shows google did ask for preferential treatment. today's announcement from google means anyone who buys a new roku device after december 9th won't be able to install youtube apps. the youngest adults in the country are quickly accumulating debt. that's according to an study. gen z had an average debt of $16,000. the generation also had the highest debt growth of any generation between 2019 and 2020. the next closest growth was that
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of millenials. outstanding consumer debt in the u.s. is currently around $14 trillion. okay, it seems people are ready to party again. champagne sales are surging almost to pre-pandemic levels. last year champagne sales dropped nearly 20%. france in fact lost almost a billion dollars in champagne exports. but the gradual reopening of the global bubbly market is expected to drive up sales according to the champagne bureau usa. champagne producers say this year's sales are already well above last year's levels. in some places they're beating pre-pandemic numbers. okay, the show is a huge hit and tomorrow night he's back to where it all started. saturday night live alum, jason sedeikis is returning to host the show. he began working at snl as a sketch writer in 2003 before joining the cast as a performer two years later. he then left snl in 2013. his latest project, you might have seen it, ted emmys just l.
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you can catch him on snl tomorrow night at 8:30 and 11:30 right here on nbc bay area. >> that should be funny. you're going to notice something different the next time you head to fisherman's wharf. we'll tell you about it.
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jefferson street scape project. he says the transformation makes one of the city's most visited spots more inviting, while improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. it costs $60 million to upgrade sidewalks, improve lighting and landscaping and adding seating. okay, tonight at 7:00, dave chappelle is coming to san francisco and netflix employees plan to protest. we'll have those details. we'll hear from 49ers coach kyle shanahan and what the team did today to prepare for that atmospheric river coming up on sunday. that's tonight on our 7:00 newscast. up next on nightly news, lester holt is invited by the longshoremen's union to get a firsthand look at what they are calling an unprecedented supply chain crisis. nightly news starts right now. tonight the deadly tragedy on the set of alec baldwin's new movie. the actor breaking his silence after firing a prop gun that killed the movie cinematographer and wounded the director in an apparent accident baldwin saying his heart is broken.
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the questions, what went wrong what type of projectile was fired and new reporting. what crew members walked off the set hours before the fatal shot. also tonight, pfizer saying its covid vaccine is more than 90% effective in children 5 to 11 how soon could they get it plus boosters for all three brands available. who is eligible? and mix and match boosters. if you got johnson & johnson first, should you get a different booster? the supreme court taking up challenges to the texas abortion law but leaving it in place. there is word democrats are close to a deal on president biden's agenda. what's in and what's out. the urgent recall by walmart the product containing a rare bacteria linked to deaths. what to do if you have a bottle in your home. inside the supply chain crisis what i found during my visit to a major u.s. port where a massive traffic jam of ships waits to unload. and remembering peter scolari. the emmy-winning actor's two-year health battle.

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