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with her two young boys in the back seat. >> i started getting phone calls and i didn't want to believe it was true. >> how she is remembering her daughter and the message she wants to you hear as they search for answers. will it be two or three? the definition of fully vaccinated could change when boosters are available to anybody. what that could mean for you. caught on camera, the search for an 18-year-old dog whose family says a stranger stole from their yard. we begin tonight with the unthinkable. a mother's anguish. her daughter senselessly killed near the bay bridge, dying right in front of her own two young boys. >> when will this all end? it's the 77th freeway shooting in the east bay alone in year. let's bring in nbc bay area cheryl hurd from the bay bridge with the heartbreaking interview from her family. cheryl.
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>> reporter: these fatal bay area freeways are happening all too often, and they're scary. this one happening this morning near the bay bridge toll plaza. now, tonight i talked to the victim's mother. she is grief stricken. she said she talked to her daughter not long before it all happened and she said she was on her way to a job interview. >> she was beautiful, creative, energetic. >> reporter: alicia butler drowning in grief tonight, telling us about her daughter imani morris shot dead on a bay area freeway. she spoke to us by phone from her home in georgia. she says she facetimed her daughter just 20 minutes before she was shot and killed. >> it was my husband, myself and our grand kids were all on the phone, and she said, i'll call you later. and then i started getting phone calls and i didn't want to believe it was true. >> reporter: imani and her two
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boys were in this burgundy suv around 9:00 a.m. heading to san francisco for a second job interview. the 29-year-old was in the passenger seat when c.h.p. says someone fired at the car as it was heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza. alicia is trying to wrap her head around the shocking details that her fiancee and two boys watched it happen. >> that was her world. she did everything for them. she was a good mom. >> reporter: imani's fiancee's mother heard the shots. >> she didn't know she was hit. what happened to mommy? my son said he looked and that's when he noticed she was gone. blood was everywhere. >> reporter: judy says the shooting was random. and as reminiscent of the death of little jasper wu shot and killed riding with his family on interstate 880 earlier this month. >> it has to stop, like,
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everyone wants to talk about what everybody else is doing. but we've got to stop killing each other. why are we burying the people who are supposed to be our future? >> reporter: now, the c.h.p. is investigating. tonight they are not releasing any information on the suspect or a suspect vehicle. now, imani's mother did tell me tonight detectives tell her they may have some information to tell her when she arrives here in the bay area in the next couple of days. another tragic story on the streets, on the highways here in the bay area. reporting live from the bay bridge toll plaza, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> cheryl, thank you. someone knows something. we appreciate it. noah rest tonight after someone opened fire at a strip mall in hercules. a man was airlifted this afternoon from that mall on willow avenue. he was shot multiple times. witnesses say two suspects were involved in this shooting. officers did recover a gun at
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the scene. hercules police say they'll know more once they're able to talk to the victim after he recovers from his wounds. well, from taken to prank. what investigators said was the abduction of a 15-year-old girl was actually just a poorly planned prank, and it triggered an amber alert. police say that georgina was taken by her boyfriend and his friends as a joke outside of an arco gas station in santa rosa yesterday. what you're looking at is surveillance video from the gas station. a witness said they saw the teen standing on guerneville at 1:30 when a man grabbed her and forced her inside the dark vehicle. once she was inside she realized show was with friends and not in any danger. so they headed to l.a. for a surprise road trip. >> it doesn't look like playing a public prank of kidnapping, it was a practical joke amongst these teens. >> it is unclear if any charges will be filed related to this.
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it doesn't stop in san francisco, two assaults on asian americans in the last three days. two were assaulted on laurel. another man attacked with a bottle at this atm. his name is mark. he doesn't want to share his last name. he's dizzy and may need sinus surgery. a witness saw the suspect and chased her. she said he may have been on drugs. she no longer feels safe. >> they are striking people with bottles. and i said, i find out -- i have money here, i give all to you. that's the time he strike me when i look at my wallet. >> we have to do something about all this crime. we're ready to move. i think half the people in san francisco are ready to move. there is no safe place for our
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kids any more. >> and then last night a man pushed an 81-year-old asian man at a bus stop at ninth and ifbing. he struck his head on the pavement and was taken to the hospital. people in the area held that suspect down until police officers arrived to make an arrest. okay. are you fully vaccinated? the answer to that question may be changing again soon. with boosters for all adults expected to be approved by the fda. now, some experts say that the definition of fully vaccinated will mean three shots, not two. nbc bay area's jean elle has more. >> reporter: everyone 18 and older is eligible for a booster in california. federal health officials are expected to approve boosters for adults this week. with the covid-19 vaccine losing potency over time, ucsf infectious disease doctor peter chin hong said boosters provide personal and community protection. >> we need the booster because after six months with the
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classic two-dose mrna vaccines, our immunity is waning. >> reporter: some medical experts expect the definition of being fully vaccinated will soon include that booster shot. it's happening in other countries. in austria full vaccination status expires nine months after the second dose. essentially requiring a booster. in israel, if your second dose was more than six months ago, you need a third to be eligible for a green pass. dr. kavita patel said she believes sometime next year americans will need a booster to be considered vaccinated. >> and i expect that in several months, it will become part of the requirement to be considered fully immunized. >> reporter: but dr. chin hong says without a national system it will be difficult to enforce. >> you have two doses there and one eight months later. are you eligible? it's difficult to enforce. >> reporter: jean elle, nbc bay area news.
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>> getting your turn for a booster got easier thanks to the state's my turn website. the site allowing anyone 18 and older to book an appointment. before you could only book the booster if you were 65 or part of a high-risk group. more push from dr. fauci because of seeing a rise. the head of the cdc dr. rochelle walensky said they are starting to see a decline in efficacy in older people and those living in long term care facilities. many of those were the first to be vaccinated last winter. despite what u.s. health leaders are saying, hospitalizations a -- appear to be trending down. that's good news. hospitalization among vaccinated californians has been more or less the same in july. in august we saw a big increase in hospitalizations among unvaccinated californians. that's the red line.
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since then that number has been dropping. you might have some questions. if you're still looking for a booster, our consumer team has broken it down for you. you can find the full walk-through video right now on it's right there on the front page on our trending bar. new details tonight involving a tragic accident on bart that led to the death of a san francisco woman. we told you the story back in september. a woman leashed to her dog stepped off a bart train. the doors closed on her. the leash, the dog was still on board. this all happening at the powell bart station. then the train that was leaving dragged her onto the tracks, killing her. now a preliminary report is out from the ntsb and it says it is focusing on safety procedures and how much people that ride the trains are aware of the rules. a full report could take a year to complete. a san francisco police officer accused of stealing painkillers from a peninsula pharmacy has pled not guilty. police say earlier this month,
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davin cole went to a rite aid and demanded drugs. a pharmacist gave them to him while another person called 911. police arrested him outside the store. he told them he's been addicted to painkillers for a decade. cole is currently in a detox treatment center and attended today's hearing remotely. is it symbolic or can he actually force meta to change? california attorney general rob bonta says facebook and instagram are dangerous for your kids. and he's launching an investigation. today's announcement comes after that whistleblower leaked thousands of documents from facebook. among the many allegations that the company promoted its platforms to kids and young adults, even though research showed they had negative impact on mental health. the attorney general joined us on our 7:00 p.m. newscast. >> the bottom line is we want to do everything in our power to protect, support defend our children. as the people's attorney for the state of california, it's my job
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to stand up for the most vulnerable especially from abuse from the most powerful. >> he's teaming up with several other states attorneys jen. a spokesperson from meta released a statement saying, in part, the accusations are false and demonstrate a deep misunderstanding of the facts. adding, we continue to build new features to help people who might be dealing with negative social comparisons or body image issues. a setback for san francisco school board trying to change an admission policy at lowell high school. today a judge ruled that s.f. unified didn't follow state law when it voted to end lowell's competitive academic admissions policy. back in february the board voted to repeal the policy and replace it with a lottery system used at other schools. however, the judge says the district didn't follow the brown act. that law requires officials to provide information on agendas about items that a board is going to be considering. a lola -- lowell alumni filed a
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lawsuit and said they used the flood process to change the admission policy. the school board is reviewi nex. flood victims are getting money after suing san jose. the renters and homeowners were affected by the 2017 coyote creek flood. you can see some of the footage here. this week san jose city council approved an agreement to settle that lawsuit for $750,000. that money will be split between the plaintiffs. heavy rain made the anderson reservoir overflow which eventually led to the flooding of several of these neighborhoods near happy hollow zoo. 14,000 people were evacuated. residents also sued the water district. that trial is set for next may. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking some showers. i'll show you what's left of the storm system for the morning. i'm back with that in about six minutes. also ahead, have you seen fluffy? the family's plea for help for their 18-year-old dog stolen
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right there from their yard in the middle of the day. and the return of the bay area tradition. the celebration in the city tonight which also paid tribute to one of glide's most beloved leaders. we're back in 60 seconds.
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well, can you imagine this? the family dog stolen. tonight a tearful plea to bring back their dog. they say he's old and needs medicine. you see the surveillance footage right there. nbc bay area's ian cull has that exclusive surveillance video. >> reporter: their dog was stolen out of the side yard and it was caught on camera, the family says. it happened november 8 near kennedy high school in richmond. just minutes earlier, fluffy nudged open the gate and got out. when he comes back in, the woman is following him.
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>> fluffy did push the gate open. he will run out a little bit, but he will come back. >> reporter: jasmine gave us the video that appears to show the woman trying to pick up their family dog. after a few minutes, the woman grabs fluffy from the kennel he walked into and takes off. >> it took her awhile to get him and quickly ran out. >> reporter: she says fluffy is old, has multiple ailments and needs his medications. they expect he's on his last legs and want him home with the family. >> he's not looking too well. he's an old dog with a heart murmur, arthritis and everything. >> reporter: they filed a police report and have checked in with multiple shelters, animal hospitals, too, and nothing. the family is pleading for his return saying he doesn't have any street value, but means the world to them. >> he's only had one family. we kind of want him back. i'm sorry. he's just a cool family dog and we want back. >> reporter: ian cull, nbc bay area news.
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>> a college teacher accused of starting fires has officially been charged. 47-year-old gary maynard has been charged with five counts. he set fires in shasta and trinity forest weeks after the dixie fire started. dixie fire burned nearly a million acres and is the second largest wildfire in california history. maynard is believed to have worked at santa clara university and sonoma states. >> kaiser is bracing for another rough day tomorrow after workers went on a sympathy strike. expect longer wait times. they have been striking two months. this walkout you're looking at today, one in red wood city, one of 20 kaiser facilities where workers want to send a message. >> share the wealth, i guess, you know. respect the working people who are keeping the organization functioning. >> kaiser contends their current
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offer to the engineers will keep them among the best compensated in their profession, at an average of more than $180,000 in total wages and benefits. well, a lot of memories and a lot of gospel tonight in san francisco. it was glide memorial church's annual gala and fund-raiser. a key part of the evening was missing. the event's long-time organizer passed away earlier this year. >> as nbc bay area's sergio quintana shows us, tonight was both a tribute and celebration. ♪♪ >> reporter: the glide memorial ensemble choir leads the audience in song. for most people this is the first time they've been in a large group setting since the start of the pandemic. >> i haven't done like any in-person big events, but i wouldn't want to miss this one. >> people are obviously being very safe. we are also taking the opportunity to celebrate a great organization. >> reporter: this event is called "still we rise" in reference to maya angelou's
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famous poem. the former poet of glide memorial church is not here. it is also a tribute to janice mercatani who passed away in august. >> she has been a backbone of glide for decades. we miss her. >> reporter: on stage, her husband, coleader of glide memorial cecil williams was joined by san francisco mayor london breed to kickoff the evening's musical program in her honor. >> i feel her spirit here tonight. i feel her love, her compassion. >> reporter: the money raised at this gala will help fund glide memorial church's sprawling set of services for the needy and under served which has become more complicated through the pandemic. >> since we have the shelter-in-place hotels, we put people in the safe sleeping sites, they're actually spread out across san francisco. so what we're seeing is that our services are needed in a variety of places. >> reporter: this year they are hoping the rise in fuel and food
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costs won't make it even more of a challenge to help those who need it most. in san francisco, sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> very nice. we are doing our part. we need the community's help. there are so many ways you can help. our nourishing neighbors food drive runs through christmas day. once again, we have teamed up with safeway to make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season. you can make a quick $10 donation at any local safe way across the area. you can find more information at all right, chilly outside, chilly expected tomorrow. the big question, jeff, is about this eclipse. the partial eclipse, are we going to be able to see it? >> i don't think we're going to have a really good chance at this point. might get a little bit of break in the cloud cover, but overall you can see it back here behind me, yeah. we have that latest system moving on in, and it's bringing us just a few spotty showers here tonight. there's the clouds we talked about. now we have that new batch of some rainfall off here to the north, and it's tracking more
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off to the east at this point. so that brings santa rosa some continued rain through 11:42. saint helena just after midnight. now, here's the thing with this. as the storm system which is very weak continues to move off towards the south by the morning commute, it just breaks up. there you can see it at 5:30, and then not much left here as we head through tomorrow afternoon. i think by 1:30 tomorrow, we have that cloud cover with us here from most of the bay. but then we'll begin to break into some sunshine here across the north bay. on top of just a spotty shower chance tomorrow, you can also see that chilly weather coming in here across the tri-valley in the south bay. temperatures in the upper 40s. we are also starting off with 48 over the east bay. and the north bay at 47 degrees. daytime highs tomorrow, going to have a really tough time warming up with that cloud cover in place. you can see across the bay we're only looking at upper 50s and also low 60s. 61 here in concord. 63 in san jose. right at the santa rosa we got
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you at 59 degrees. now, beyond this, i am seeing some other changes we're tracking for this weekend. look, if we captain get a big storm system in here this will be nice for you this weekend. if you're looking to put up the christmas decorations, you have to run to the store for any kind of thanksgiving stuff. high pressure is going to be pushing in, going to give us some bright sunshine. but also on the backside of this, some breezy conditions for the mountains. 20 to 40 mile per hour gusts are possible. we had recent rain on and off the past couple months. we don't see fire danger with it, but certainly windy conditions in the mountains as we roll through saturday's forecast. i think overall this weekend, sunday is definitely going to be the best for you. whatever you've got to get done, sunday is going to be great. and then as we head through next week, we've got a little chance here, some showers once we hit next wednesday. only 40% chance. and so far thanksgiving looks dry. right here across the inland valleys it's going to get chilly once we hit next tuesday. we're down to 59 degrees, and then some low 60s coming back as we move into early next week's
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forecast. now, i know there was a little break in the clouds tonight and, again, you might have been able to see that little bit of the moon. but again, those clouds are kind of moving in and out. >> it's funny you say that because 30 seconds ago we saw the moon. we said, oh, great, we can see it. then bam, just like you said. >> what everybody is going to be dealing with. >> thank you. >> and it's at 4:00 in the morning. how many of us are going out at 4:00 in the morning? >> right. >> we can wait another 500 years. >> 632 years. >> you tried. thank you. happening now, a c.h.p. officer is in the hospital after crashing onto something on the road on vasco road in byron. the officer was riding his motorcycle when he lost control, crashing into the guardrail. he was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. the c.h.p. is asking anyone who might have seen this crash to contact them. we're back in a moment.
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march apple employees will be asked to come in on mondays, tuesdays, and thursdays. okay. not enough snow, that's the bottom line. take a look. the newly named palisades tahoe among the many resorts to delay its opening. palisades tahoe was supposed to open next wednesday, but it's just too warm. the hope is to open in early december. can't just make it cold automatically. >> even with the snow machines, it's melting. >> back in a moment. tell you what steph curry did tonight. it's amazing. stay with us.
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cavaliers team. steph curry turned it on. he scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter alone. warriors outscored the cavs 36-8 in that final quarter. warriors roar back to win 104-89. all right, meet me in st. louis. the sharks and blues at the face-off to start the game. jacob middleton for the sharks took down that guy for the blues. that's really all the fight the sharks had in them. the blues scored early. they had no threat. they beat the sharkies, final 4-1. we're back in a moment.
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and at genesys, we're proud to help them help you everyday. no elbows on the table and sit up straight, please. a lesson in manners for kids in contra county today. it was the first grade manners lesson in pittsburgh during a thanksgiving feast. the kids learned about table manners and even dressed up for the occasion. >> they are learning about how to have table etiquette, which fork to use when it's time to eat salad, which spoon to use when it's time to eat soup. >> it's good.
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being a gentleman is good. because being a gentleman is great. >> being a gentleman is great. this is the 15th year that mrs. nesta has held the first grade etiquette lesson. >> pulling the chair. the salad fork is the smaller fork, right. before we go, here's a look at the hmong. the partial lunar eclipse begins now. jeff mentioned it will be hard for us to see because of the cloud cover. you'll get bursts of it. the boast chance is 1:00 a.m., astronomers say it will be the longest eclipse in several centuries, lasting almost 3 1/2 hours according to nasa as it moves into earth's shadow, it will appear to the naked eye like a bite has been taken out of the moon. >> it looks like a werewolf should be howling at that point. >> happy star gazing. >> bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon."


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