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get a shot as soon as possible, even if you aren't eligible yet. that's a departure from federal rules. we have a look at the rush to get more boosters into arms. >> reporter: today santa clara health leaders announced anyone over the age of 18 who wants a covid booster shot can come down here and get one. >> and you're done, okay? >> reporter: he is counting the day until his 80th birthday party, but he wants to have peace of mind at his celebration, which is why he's once again rolling up his sleeve, this time for a covid booster shot. >> i just thought it was part of the deal, if you start something you finish it. that's the way i always felt. and protect everybody and protect myself. >> reporter: well, roy is over 65 and eligible for the booster. today county health leaders were loud and clear about who can get one. expanding beyond initial federal guidelines that the booster is only for people over 65 or those
at high risk. >> everybody pretty much is eligible for a booster, and that will make your holidays much, much safer. because we know that the levels of anti-bodies have begun to drop over time. >> reporter: once you get a booster shot, it takes one to two weeks to get the full protection, which is why health leaders say you need to get it soon to be fully-protected during holiday travel and gatherings. >> only 20% of people who would really benefit from a booster have gotten it. and now's the time. it can really increase everyone's safety for thanksgiving. >> reporter: 1 million people in the county are eligible for the booster. yes, the shot may cause you to get a low-grade fever and not feel well for a short time. but doctors say with covid cases in the county drifting up, the benefits outweigh the more impo people to put up with the one day of side effects because they have the benefit of the
protection for a long time to come. >> reporter: in san jose, marianne favro. governor newsom was back in front of the cameras today, promoting booster shots at the veterans administration in l.a. he already got his before halloween. he began with a quote from "game of thrones." he said winter is coming. >> last year we had a challenging winter, technically here in southern california. we had case rates, positivity rates, hospitalization rates, icu numbers start to increase. >> the governor today denied a report that he dropped out of sight because of an adverse reaction to his booster shot calling the story made up. he said he missed the climate summit in scotland to take his four children trick or treating and to spend time with hess family. there were long lines at the
mass vaccination site. younger children starting today, the site is also offering vaccines to anyone else who's eligible. it is open wednesday through saturday, 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. well, it looks like it's working. we're a talking about vaccine mandates. most bay area counties have mandates in place with the exception of solano county. nbc news compiled data from cities mandating shots. san jose, 94% of city workers are fully vaccinated. that includes police officers and firefighters, compare that to san jose where 73% of the general population is vaccinated. that's a 21% deference. in san francisco, a similar trend. 97% of city workers are vaccinated. compare that to the 76% of the general public. that's also another 21% deference. in los angeles, though, a different story.
74% of city employees are vaccinated, but 79% of the general population is vaccinated. that's 5% higher. now we know you have questions about the covid vaccine. go to nbc bay area and coronavirus. the former mayor of windsor is back in the news tonight. he stepped down after being accused of sexually assaulting various women. a search warrant was served at his home. investigators say they took some things from his home but didn't reveal exactly what they were. at least six women have come forward accusing fapolei of assault. a jury has returned guilty verdicts against two men who killed an east bay engineer who tried to stop them from stealing his laptop.
he died on new year's eve 2019. it was his 34th birthday. he was working on his laptop at this oakland starbucks when wiggins grabbed it, jumped into a car driven by byron reed. the prosecutors say they kicked the man off the car and reed ran over him. an unsettling story out of san mateo county having to do with deeds on an entire neighborhood of homes. the neighborhood is ladara and woodside. the language in her deed blocking homeowners from selling to people of color. we explain what happened next. >> reporter: very deep in the affluent neighborhood of adair ra. >> i got a sinking feeling. >> reporter: a stunning guideline that reads in part.
>> no lot in this said tract shall nor any part thereof or any interest there in occupied by those other than those of the caucasian or white race. >> reporter: the 1950 declaration involving property rules. laws have passed since then making such restrictions illegal. but the language still exists in some documents. so people here took matters into their own hands, gathering signatures from all property owners to change it. as of now they no longer have the race restrictions and includes. >> that the community supports equity and inclusion. >> it's predominantly language that discriminates against lack
americans and also asian-americans. >> reporter: race restrictions are still found all over the country. >> i don't think it's enough to just scrub away the language on grant deeds. i think we should also look at the possibility of reparations. >> whatever is needed, the ladara community feels like they've done the right thing. >> is this going to change the world? no. but i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in woodside, nbc bay area flus. coming up at 7:00, we'll be talking about how widespread this problem is. san francisco district attorney chesa boudin will spend the next seven-plus months fighting for his job as well as fighting crime. a petition to recall boudin has been certified, meaning he'll face a recall election next june. if he loses and is out of a job. san francisco mayor london breed will have to appoint someone to
his position. that person would be the d.a. until he or she is on the ballot in the general election next november. we asked the mayor about the situation today, and she was tight-lipped. >> so i haven't made a decision at this time, so. >> reporter: you haven't taken a stance on the whole recall issue itself? >> no, no, no the at all. >> more than 83,000 signatures were collected. 30,000 more than needed to put it on the ballot. crucial questions for elizabeth holmes. our business and tech reporter spoke to a venture capitalist about what investors should have been asking before they poured money into theranos. >> reporter: the trial of elizabeth holmes focussed once again on investment and what investor was led to believe about how theranos was doing. in 2006, money manager allan
eisenman and his family invested close to $1.2 million in the company. he said he did it because oracle founder larry ellison was on board and because holmes herself talked up big earning, big customers and a possible ipo within a year or 18 months. >> there are things you look at when investing in it. >> reporter: theranos attracted nearly a billion dollars from investors, so i asked a health tech vc what do you look at in a company before you invest. >> the management team. who are the people who are the founders, you know. who are the people behind the technology, who are the people behind the commercialization. are they individual whose avenue within there, done that. >> reporter: as for eisenman, he testified that he was eventually told he would be able to buy more shares in theranos than others at a lower price per
share. and a final note this evening from the prosecution that says they man to meet in court every day next week but also say they might be able to wrap up their part of the trial as early as the end of next week. we'll keep you posted. in san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. still ahead, making beaches safer. how one bay area family turned tragedy into action. and uber is slapped with a lawsuit from the justice department. what the doj is accusing the reed share company of doing. that's coming up next. a beautiful sunset. i'll get us ready for warmer weather.
it turns out that some of the most popular bay area beaches have a dangerous past. earlier this year, a young boy was swept out to sea along the san mateo coast. now his family is behind some changes that could be the difference between drowning and a rescue. nbc bay area's robert handa joins us from half moon bay to show us new life-saving stations. >> reporter: i'm here where you can see one of the three life ring stations set up here in san mateo county, an idea inspired by the tragic drowning of a boy. the official installation at mavericks beach and two at
surfers beach. they include ring buoys and dispensable rope. >> hopeful think will save lives and inspire communities along the coast to do something similar. >> reporter: the project was started by the county harbor district, motivated by the drowning of the 12 year old from fremont, caught by a sneaker wave at cal state beach while on a family trip in january. witnesses tried forming a human chain to save him. >> this would have been a great help for some of us to actually go there, you know, get him, hold him and so-and-so forth. we just couldn't go deep enough to where he was, simply because the waves were just too much, and we didn't have any flotation devices. >> reporter: his father says the family has started a foundation to start life-saving stations and promote awareness of ocean safety. >> hopefully this equipment is never used. but if it is, if it can save one
more hive, that's, it's served its purpose. >> reporter: they point out the installation was initially delayed because of permits and property issues but say now those have been resolved and they hope to start installing these stations in county and state beaches soon. in half moon bay, robert handa, nbc bay area news. kaiser nurses spent the day trying to get the word out about a new program that they say sacrifices nurses' care. they voiced their opposition to the medically home program. the nurses say it sends some surgical and e.r. patients home to be overseen remotely by health care providers rather than being admitted to the hospital. they say it's being done to save on staffing. >> anything can change in a minute or in a second, you know? so those are the things that i don't think, you know, people at home or family at home can catch
up right away. >> we reached out to kaiser for a response but have not yet heard back. california attorney general rob bonta is going up and down the state on hate crimes. today he stopped in san jose. he said despite being a progressive state, hate crimes are a crisis in california. >> there's no room for hate here in san jose, here in california, not here, not anywhere. and not now, not ever. and i'm going to use the full authority influence, power of this office to fight back against the forces of hate and keep californians safe. >> bonta went on to say that the state is committed to ending hate crimes and better identifying and investigating those attacks we keep hearing about. he plans to meet in the three biggest cities in california to continue this round table discussion. san francisco's port
commission is allowing crab lovers to go right to the source to get that tasty seafood. the commission has approved a one-year program. it applies to boats at fisherman's wharf. researchers have been soungd the alarm on climate change since the 18 hundreds, but time and again, the warning has been ignored. >> the rate of warming right now is vastly, vastly more rapid than it was come willing out of the ice age. so the warming we've really started to see, i think in the last ten years is much more telling of the path that we're on. >> you can watch the full report on nbc lx, channel 11-5 or
xfinity 185. you can also watch it at lx.com. we've had that pattern, intermittent pattern. it was really sunny outside. >> the weather maybe just helped you to get things going. maybe you got a few things crossed off the list and good for you on that. let's go ahead and get knew those temperatures right now. light winds out of the northeast at 3, relatively comfortable speaking that way. but i wanted to show you through tonight, we're going to drop off and into cold weather quickly. eventually, yes, we do have 40s coming our way tomorrow morning. let's get you into the weather, certainly sweater weather coming on in. if you haven't brought those sweaters down out of the closets, make look for a few of them, switch up the wardrobe a little bit.
tri valley going down to 48 degrees. and the south bay at 49. more upper 40s over the east bay, san francisco 52. here's the best thing. we start off this cold, but then we've got some substantial warming coming for the afternoon that i think is going to make it super enjoyable. let me show you the wide view of the pacific. and really what i'm tracking at the current moment. you can see the clouds right here. they're really streaming off to the north. it's missing us. of courseque need more and more rainfall, but the way the pattern's setting up, that's not going to be possible. we'll stay with the mild and dry pattern i think as we head all the way through this weekend. if you've been feeling waterlogged. you want that sunshine i think you'll like this. 7:00 in the morning, no clouds in the picture, and that would continue right into the afternoon. might get a little bit of fog at
the coastline. but overall, setting up with sunny skies. take you down to the south bay. this had be good for a three-to-six-degree warmup. 71 in los gatos, continuing with light winds through tomorrow. 69 in vallejo down to pleasanton. i have you at 70 in hayward. you're up to 72 in palo alto. do watch out more rough surf. as we bring you to san francisco, 68 in the mission. up towards the marina, 61. let's move it off to marin, 73 in napa the 72 in santa rosa. this weather trend's going to continue over the next couple days. san francisco, i see daytime highs in the 60s. morning lows in the 50s. we'll get into cooler weather next week. through the inland valleys for
veterans day tomorrow, 72 degrees, holding with low 70s through sunday's forecast and a little cooler as we go into next week. keep your eyes on the morning lowe's. lows. i just reorganized the closet. and it's like you went shopping. >> i forgot about this. >> shoes, clothes. >> that was a big task. >> you got it done. coming up, bank robbers on the run. the two people santa rosa police are searching for.
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two suspected bank robbers are on the run with money they stole from the stroesz they tied up four bank employees and took money. when they couldn't break into the vault, the robbers ran out of the bank. they released these pictures, fortunately nobody was hurt. the department of justice today sued uber, accusing them of charging wait time fees to customers with disabilities. they charged extra if they took more time to get into a vehicle, which is a violation of the americans with disabilities act. uber says it will waive fees for anyone who certifies that they're disabled. they said they were never for riders who took more time to get into a car.
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them to integrate meta with microsoft teams. microsoft teams centers on instantaneous communication between workers. experts say meta stands to benefit from the move as its workplace service is lagging behind with competitors. okay, let's bring in raj mathai. >> we have a lot going on. right now at 5:30, every week it seems to be getting more expensive, gas, groceries and other sameles. >> the outlook is a little more bleak than we thought. by now there was a sense that maybe prices would be coming down or at least stabilizing from here. >> they're not coming down. what president biden is promising to do to tease the strain on americans. plus sobbing on the witness stand. >> there were people there --
>> the reason he says he didn't do anything wrong. they're meant to help with traffic at this intersection, but soon they'll be going away, and the reason may not be what you expect. >> good wednesday, everyone. the news at 5:00 starts right now. >> i'm raj mathai. things seem to be getting more expensive, it is true. we dealing with the highest inflation rate since 1990. today president biden was at the port of baltimore. here's alice barr. >> reporter: the price you pay is getting steeper, from food to gas and housing, as a troubling new report today shows inflation soaring up 6.2% from a year ago. that's the largest increase in consumer prices in more than 30 years. >> the outlook is a little more
bleak than we thought. by now there was a sense that maybe prices would be coming down or at least stabilizing from mere. >> reporter: president biden has continually insisted inflation would be short term, tied to economic the president taking a harder line. >> many people remain unsettled about the economy, and we all know why. they see higher prices. >> today, he's visiting the port of baltimore to highlight efforts to unclog the supply chain. the biden administration is moving to fasttrack $17 billion for ports in the newly passed bipartisan infrastructure bill. >> this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods to consumers, businesses, and get people back to work. >> heading into the holiday season, orders and packages are piling up in ports amid a shortage of warehouse workers and truck drivers.