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nations are scrambling to prevent the spread of covid-19. and helping mom and pop shops recovering. we'll show you small business saturday in the bay area. the news at 5 starts now. thanks for joining us. >> the bay area is reeling after
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a loss. >> kevin nishita has died three days after being shot protecting a news crew. he was a retired officer, a familiar face for reporters and photographers when he became a security guard. >> we have more on his career and new lead in the case. tonight, a man whose life of service stretched across the bay area is being remembered for lives he saved and touched. kevin nishita was no stranger to law enforcement. he worked for several bay area departments. he spent more than a decade with san jose police department where he was described as a fighter even in retirement. a statement from sjpd says his contagious smile, passion to serve others and unmatched work ethic embodied the rest of us. on his last day on the force, he was given the chief's award for
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character, performance, and help to the community. his most recent assignment was serving as a private security guard for star protection agency of california. police say he was with a journalist covering a mass theft at an oakland business wednesday when nishita was shot in the abdomen. thieves were trying to rob the news crew of their equipment. he died saturday morning from his injuries. right now, oakland pd is not releasing names or descriptions of suspects but are releasing this photo of a white vehicle believed to be involved in the attempted robbery. >> specifically here in oakland i just want to send condolences out to all those that lost loved ones to senseless violence. >> it is hitting several communities hard. a retired officer, husband, father, grandfather is now gone. >> it is another blow to not just sense of security but to the efforts that we have under way to improve safety for
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oaklanders. >> the focus is for community activists and oakland business owner derek johnson and council member lauren taylor trying to reach those most at risk getting into a life of crime before they do. >> it is about getting in the community, knocking on doors, talking to the individuals, the families, the community leaders. law enforcement can't do this on their own. this is a bigger issue and it will take a collaboration. >> reward for information on the case continues to grow and is now at $30,000. cierra johnson, nbc bay area news. >> we got statements from agencies where he worked. star protection where he worked as a security guard saying he gained respect and admiration of peers and the communities in which he served. more than $30,000 are offered for information on the case.
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you can find everything we know so far on our website, nbcbayarea.com. look at the top of the home page. countries announce travel bans against south african countries, some are struggling to get home. the restrictions from the new variant officially named omicron. travelers in south africa were trying to get back to their countries before the travel bans take effect. the u.s. will restrict travelers from eight countries in southern africa starting monday. restrictions won't apply to american citizens or those with a green card but they need to show a negative covid test before returning to the united states. the virus has already spread. cases are confirmed today in the uk, germany, italy, belgium, israel, hong kong. mostly from travelers. this morning, dr. anthony fauci was on the "today" show saying he wouldn't be surprised if the variant was already in the united states. he says there's no need to
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panic, we should be cautious to allow time to learn more about it. >> as i say, you assume something might be worse than it is, but better than underestimating. you don't want people to panic, but you want to know we're doing everything we can to stay ahead of this. >> dr. fauci joins chuck todd tomorrow on meet the press at 8:00 a.m., following "today in the bay." the south african leader that alerted us to the variant, says the symptoms are different. so far, symptoms have been mild. total of two dozen of doctors patients that tested positive with symptoms of omicron variants, the main complaint was in tense fatigue. a six-year-old had a high pulse rate a few days. unlike previous variants, none of the patients had loss of taste or smell. because they're mostly healthy, she's concerned older people or those with underlying conditions could respond much differently.
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we are learning more minute by minute. we have everything we know so far about it at nbcbayarea.com and search omicron. the vaccine mandate for prisoners in california was put on hold. it was supposed to take effect in january. a federal appeals court ruling blocks enforcement until march when another hearing is scheduled. the mandate opposed by the prison agency and governor newsom who says the mandate could create a crisis in the prison system and lead to shortage of workers. here are the statistics for the correctional facilities. there have been more than 20,000 cases since beginning of covid-19 and 49 deaths. more than 100 new and active cases. follow-up now to breaking news last night about a shooting in a high school game in south bay. investigators are looking for the person or people responsible for shooting in campbell. we learned two men were wounded but are expected to recover. it happened in the parking lot
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during final minutes of the high school football game at west month high school. the game was stopped about a half hour. four arrests have been made for an organized theft in california. about eight men went into a home depot in lakewood, walked to the tool aisle, and stole at least $400 in merchandise. los angeles police were alerted to several cars with no plates. officers arrested four men inside with connection to the home depot theft, one in a string of similar thefts in california and the country. holiday spending is expected to break new records, much of it happens online and in big box stores. today, it is about mom and pop shops. small business saturday, a way to remind people there are many local small businesses to check out great stuff, stuff you won't find elsewhere. store owners and workers say things are looking more normal compared to last year.
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>> seeing more people coming out and walking around, doing window shopping. it is still definitely not how it used to be back before covid but there are more customers coming in, more new faces as well as regulars. >> why are small businesses so important? according to small business administration, more than half all american workers own a small business or are employed by one. that's why. take you to d.c. now. vice president kamala harris and her family visited locally owned businesses today as part of small business saturday in washington, d.c. after greeting several people in the crowd, the vice president spoke with reporters, stressed importance of small businesses in this country. >> i'm very happy to be here, to do what we can to highlight the importance of supporting them. again, the economic engine of the community, part of the cultural fabric of the community. it is about families in every shape and form coming together. >> the vice president discussed
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the new covid variant omicron and called on everyone to do their part to stop the spread of that virus. coming up, a destructive thief busted. the very unexpected situation at a bay area pharmacy. how the thief nearly got away next. and america gets a boost on black friday. pandemic fears apparently not stopping shoppers. we have the numbers next. another pretty sunset around the bay area. 64 degrees in san francisco. tomorrow could be seeing mid 70s in the bay area. closer look when we come back. you've seen reporting on the new coronavirus variant. tonight, just how concerned people should be. and we speak to small businesses about their struggle to survive this holiday season tonight on "nightly news."
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a thief got into a cvs in an unusual way. he cut a hole in the roof and wall of the business next door. these are pictures police posted on social media. it didn't prevent the alarm from going off. they could see a man inside trying to break into the atm machine. police chased the suspect through a neern neighborhood and ultimately arrested him. black friday sales had a boost compared to last year's activity according to master card spending polls.
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online sales were up more than 10% year over year. last year, a lot of people shopped online as shoppers stayed away from large crowds because of the pandemic. it is big news that in store sales jumped 43%. master card expects a positive holiday season beyond black friday. christmas tree farms and lots getting into the spirit. this is a look at the piedmont scout tree lot. a lot of shoppers looking for the perfect tree for the holidays. you know what's amazing, they all find the perfect tree. >> they do. this particular lot, a tradition for many in the east bay was founded more than 50 years ago by a boy scout troop. >> almost all volunteer effort. we have scouts here from the piedmont scout troops, boys and girls part of the program. we serve 700 youth in the city of piedmont and surrounding area and these good scouts carry the trees around, get them on top of
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the cars, make sure the customer z are happy. >> 1600 trees are for sale and they're going fast. i was buying a tree last night in san rafael, they were going fast. there was a line, man, it was wild. >> did you get one? >> i did. the perfect tree. some varieties in short supply because of fires. they help fund several local organizations. >> i'm a little jealous, haven't purchased a real tree in a while. i had my fake plastic one for 12 years now. >> you have been assembling the perfect tree for 12 years. >> kind of getting old. do you do real? >> same as you. kids help assemble the tree. did a good job getting taller, reaching ornaments on the top of the tree. i don't have to do anything. if you're out shopping christmas trees, in san jose, enjoy the
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christmas tree there at christmas in the park. pleasant evening around san jose. 68 degrees. not much wind, hazy skies in parts of the south bay. 64 now in san francisco. wind, northwest. slight offshore breeze. the air is dry. didn't have much in the way of fog this morning, probably similar setup tomorrow. walnut creek, 61 degrees after highs in the upper 60s. notice the haze, trapped under high pressure and light winds. becoming slowly a bigger weather story moving forward to next week. if you look closely, we're in the upper 80s. if we cross 101 on the scale, that would transition us into wintertime spare the air alert. not quite there, but monday and tuesday we have to watch numbers closely, especially north bay, inland east bay and santa clara valley. high pressure acts like a lid,
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without wind to move smoke and air pollution out, going to see hazy skies awhile which is what we see tomorrow. temperatures start in the mid 40s. look at the high temperatures tomorrow, most of the bay area for the valleys in the low 70s, south of san jose in morgan hill could be as warm as 76 degrees tomorrow. picture perfect out of life eye stadium. kickoff, 1:25, game starts with temperatures in the low to mid 70s. may feel warm the first couple of quarters, into the mid-60s toward the end of the game. top concern weather wise other than air quality is patchy fog models hint going into tuesday morning may be more widespread in the central valley, it spills back towards the bay area. the reason we haven't had rain in the forecast in the seven-day forecast, high pressure setting storms to the north. hopeful by this time next weekend, tracking a pattern
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shift. the first real chance of seeing rain chances making a come back. everybody loves the mid 70s, being outdoors. comes at a price. we should be seeing more of that. we are hopeful by monday, december 6th, bit far out now, we can finally see rain chances coming back. meantime, seven-day forecast, copy and paste. patchy low clouds. san francisco highs not changing a lot. mid to upper 60s in the valleys. warmest day of the holiday weekend tomorrow, slight cool down early week, back in the 70s to start december. then next weekend, more clouds and rain chances in the ten day outlook. not showing up yet, seven-day forecast. we have to go to the ten day outlook to find rain. hard not to like it. >> beautiful. and we need rain. >> we are hopeful. fingers crossed. >> thanks. a new way of looking at
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police use of force. so many communities want it, the police department getting olympic training to take down suspects. they hope more departments take up the practice nationwide.
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i did some early shopping this year. one for you, one for me. awww. i love it. i got us a little something, too.
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yeah? yep. one for you and one for me. i love it! oh! actually, that was.. i love it! i like red. current eligible gmc owners get over 25 hundred purchase allowance on 2021 gmc sierra light duty crew cab models when you finance through gm financial. we are professional grade. gmc police officers are trained how to arrest criminals with force. now some officers in texas are getting unique training you see here with the help of usa judo. scott gordon from the station in
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dallas has the story. >> reporter: at the east side dojo, it is all about judo. these aren't typical students, they're police officers. that's sergeant joshua rodriguez from fort worth. >> it is all neat. it is some stuff we learned in the academy in training, but takes it to a new concept. >> called p 3, police professional plan. new special law enforcement training program launched by the same people that field the u.s. olympic team. >> i see it growing nationwide. >> mark hill is president of usa judo. >> i think misunderstand judo. they think of a bruce lee movie and martial arts. judo is teaching life lessons that kids need to learn whether they ever want to compete or fight or not. >> kids and police officers.
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>> it is cool to have the judo world and police world under one roof. >> she competed in the olympics before she became a fort worth officer. >> it is just a really good, compatible sport with law enforcement in what we're already teaching recruits and police officers. >> the aim to give police more confidence to use their hands as their only weapon. the more we training, the more we're able to make the correct decisions under stress. >> retired agent joe youngworth is an instructor. >> i see it hopefully continuing as a national trend. what i would like to see is more officers engaged in weekly training at local dojos or schools. >> police officers learning new ways to avoid using deadly force
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from one of the world's oldest sports. in plano, scott gordon, nbc 5. soda vending machines, sure. how about a giant tower that dispenses cars, real ones. that's where one community is drawing the line. wonder why that would be? we'll find out after the break. mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore? or guests?!
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mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers find the best bargains ever! when you have the world's longest list you go to ross so you can work that budget and get those savings. i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross. vending machines for cars are growing across the country.
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some people outside chicago are saying they don't want one now or ever. here's one of the machines by carvana. it sells used cars. could be coming soon to skokie, illinois, saying it will disrupt peace, serenity, character of the village. >> for 15 years, we have gone under the assumption that character of the neighborhood would stay fairly constant. this would be a major change. >> we'll not stop fighting. we'll continue to fight regardless. >> skokie plans to build forward and build that vending machine as long as the issue brought up by neighbors are all resolved. there are 30 of these across the country. customers can pick up cars at one of them for a unique buying experience. >> how do you test drive? >> you have to put in a lot of quarters. some call it a christmas miracle. you tell me. a farm outside anchorage,
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alaska, a set of twin reindeer were born. it is rare. their bodies aren't built to birth more than one at a time. usually one of the babies doesn't survive or sometimes the mother dies. the farmers were extremely nervous while the mother was in labor. >> as soon as the first one came out, i saw two more feet were hanging out. i panicked. this means twins. >> now that they have a rare set of twins in the family, they're a special attraction for tourists. >> their names? rudolph, pranser. >> we need to review the video. back in a moment.
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gingerbread houses aren't
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hard to find, unless like the one at the fairmont hotel in san francisco. that's a gingerbread house. >> it is a league of its own. that's beautiful. it is back. last year, pandemic put the tradition on hold. this year teams worked for weeks to construct the life size two story victorian. >> i like the supports there in front. >> i just want to know, do you get to eat it after it is done? what do they do with it. >> i am going to call the investigative unit. is it all edible? >> if it is all edible, my kids are in. have them take part in this. it is so cute. >> they have a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the work of edible art. gingerbread house is on display the entire holiday season. if you want, you can book
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reservations to have dinner inside, but please don't get carried away, start eating the walls. kids are out! >> yeah. >> see you at 6:00. tonight, countries around the world taking drastic action to stop spread of a new covid variant, the new travel warning from the u.s. state department new york declaring a state of emergency israel banning all foreign visitors in an attempt to keep the omicron variant out as the united kingdom imposes new restrictions for all arriving travelers >> this variant is spreading around the world. >> as the first cases are detected there new questions how transmissible and dangerous omicron is and the warning today that the variant is likely already in the u.s we talked to the experts to get you answers. how worried should we

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