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>> we have not detected it yet. it is ultimately going to go essentially all over. >> racing to contain omicron, the variant that has the world on high alert. the actions world leaders are taking to slow its spread. and shopping small. the president's mvp taking part in this small business saturday along with millions of americans. the news at 6:00 starts right now. thanks for joining us. >> tonight members of the bay area law enforcement community are mourning the loss of a former officer-turned-private security guard. the death of kevin nishita also hits very close to home for us. he was shot in oakland on wednesday while protecting a tv news crew during a robbery. >> a familiar face for reporters and photographers across the bay area. he became a security guard after retiring from colma p.d. now a new lead on the investigation.
>> reporter: tonight a man whose life of service stretched across the bay area is being remembered for the 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 the san jose police department where he was described as a fighter, even in retirement. a statement from sjpd says his con table -- con table us on work ethic was the best of us. his last day on the force he was given an award for character and purchase and help to the community. his most recent assignment was serving as a private security guard for star protection agency california. police say kevin nishita was with a journalist covering a mass theft at an oakland business on wednesday when he was shot in the abdomen. police say thieves were trying to rob the news crew of their equipment. he died saturday morning from his injuries.
right now, oakland p.d. is releasing the names or descriptions of suspects but are relys a photo of a white vehicle believed to be involved in the attempted robbery. >> especially in oakland, i want to send ply condolences out to all those who lost loved ones. >> reporter: the latest act of violence is hitting communities hard. a retired officer, husband, father, and grandfather is now gone. >> it's just another blow to our not just sense of security but, you know, to the efforts that we have under way in order to improve safety for oaklanders and those who visit the time. >> reporter: the focus now for community activists and oakland business owner derek johnson, as well as local lawmakers like council member taylor, is working to reach those most at risk of getting into a life of crime before they do, as well as addressing the needs of the community to deter crime. >> it's about getting in the community and knocking on doors and really talking to the
individuals, the families, the community leaders, you know, because law enforcement can't do there on their own. this is a bigger issue, and it's going to take a collaboration. >> reporter: a reward for information on the case continues to grow and is now at about $30,000. sierra johnson, nbc bay area news. members of the police department where kevin nishita last served spoke about the decorated officer they now dearly miss. officers there described sergeant nishita as high energy and dedicated to serving the community. his colleagues say he was selfless and focused. they nicknamed him turbo because he often walked through the halls of the department at a brisk pace. >> and you always thought he was going on an emergency call. come to find out he was simply going to his office or grabbing a culture of coffee. that was kevin. he was always on the go. always on the move. >> as a private security agent, his colleagues at the two tv stations where he was assigned said he was kind and selfless
and thanked him for his dedication to keeping them safe on assignment. the vice president of star protection where kevin nishita worked as a guard said, quote, he gained the respect and admiration of the peers and communities in which he served. a reward of more than $30,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. we will ton share updates on the investigation on air and on our website, nbcbayarea.com. our other top story, the race to contain the omicron covid variant. two cases of the new strain were identified in the uk today. health leaders there say the cases are linked to each other, and both people had traveled to southern africa. the uk is taking action to lowe is the spread of omicron. prime minister boris johnson says anyone arriving in the uk will have to take a pcr covid test on the second day they're there. visitors will also be forced to self-isolate until they get a negative test. health leaders plan to tighten the rules on face coverings. so far health officials in at
least seven countries have detected cases of the new variant. look at this map here. doctors in south africa, the first to alert the world health organization, that came on wednesday. since then the variant has been identified in several other countries. you see them here. united kingdom, belgium, germany, italy, israel, and hong kong. the nation's top doctor says so far no cases of omicron have been detected here, but the u.s. is still taking action. starting monday, travel restrictions will will go into place for south africa and seven other countries. speaking on the "today" show, dr. fauci says this shouldn't be a cause for panic, it's just a precaution to allow health leaders time to learn about there new variant. >> we're doing everything we can to stay ahead of this. we have not detected it yet, but when you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility and you're already having travel-related cases that they've noted in israel and belgium and in other places, when you have a virus like this, it almost invariably
is ultimately going to go essentially all over. the issue of blocking travel from a given country is to just give us time to assess it better. >> dr. fauci will be joining chuck todd tomorrow morning on "meet the press." and you can watch it right here on nbc bay area at 8:00 in the morning right after "today in the bay." participating in a small business saturday event today the vice president discussed a new variant. she called on americans to get vaccinated to help stop the spread of covid. >> we're going to take every precaution. so that's why we've taken the measures we have. again, i can't stress enough, one, if you have not had the booster shot, get booster shot. >> the vice president also encouraged people who have not gotten the vaccine at all yet to please do so. she stressed the safety of vaccines. at least 61 covid cases were detected among passengers who flew in from south africa to the netherlands. according to dutch health officials, the cases were found among passengers from two
flights that arrived in amsterdam yesterday. and this was before the government shut down air travel from southern africa because of concerns over the variant. further testing is under way to see if the passengers have the new variants. passengers who test positive are about kept initeslation at a hotel -- in isolation at a hotel. our coverage continues on our website. we have a disclaimer about omicron. click on the story in our "trending" bar at the top of the home page. a vaccine mandate for prison workers in california has been put on hold. the mandate was supposed to take effect in january, but a federal appeals court ruling blocks enforcement until march when another hearing will be scheduled. the mandate is opposed by the state's prison agency and governor newsom who say the mandate could create a crisis in the prison system and lead to a shortage of workers. we have a followup to the breaking news last night about a shooting at a high school football game in the south bay. investigators are still looking for the person or people
responsible for the shooting in campbell last night. we have learned a second person was shot. both victims are expected to recover. the shooting happened in the parking lot at westmont high school during the final moments of a championship game. the game was stopped for about a half hour. a thief in los gatos got into a cvs pharmacy in an unusual way and left the area in an unusual way, as well. police say the suspect cut a hole in the roof and wall of a business mix door. these are pictures police posted on social media. the creative entry was creative but not successful. it didn't prevent the store's alarm system from going off. the alarm company told officers they could see the man inside, and he was trying to break into the atm machine. police show up, chase the guy through a neighborhood, and ultimately took him away from handcuffs. still ahead, the shopping season, holiday shopping season officially under way, of course. but where did americans do their shopping this black friday? the first of its kind drop in
sales to tell you about. another sign that thanksgiving is behind us and christmas just around the corner. the house so beautiful you could eat it -- and you can. >> nice. >> the sweet tradition that returned to san francisco today. for that christmas in the park, san jose right now 64 degrees. san jose, one of a few sites tomorrow that could see 70s for high temperatures. a look at that and when rain makes a comeback in the forecast when we come right back. the xfinity black friday sales event is happening now on xfinity mobile. now new and existing customers can get our best wireless deal of the year - up to $1,000 in savings - for a limited time only. on the most reliable network nationwide, plus nationwide 5g. act now and save up to $1,000 with xfinity mobile. so you can go all out on gifts for the family - during our best wireless deal of the year...
records, but much of that spending happens on line and in big-box stores. today it's all about those mom and pop shops. small business saturday is a way to remind people that there are many local small businesses to check out, as well. in burlingame's shopping district a steady trickle of shoppers throughout the day. some say they're here because they're frustrated and they're -- there are a lot of limitations to shopping on line. >> quite different. if you shop in the physical store, you can try it on to see if it fits you, like your -- if it looks good on me. in terms of going on line, you are just kind of guessing. >> sunglasses are a big deal. according to the small business administration, more than half of all american workers either own a small business or are employed by one. the president also helping support small businesses. there's joe biden. he tweeted out photos earlier today. he's encouraging americans to shop small. he says small businesses are the backbone of the communities across the country.
the president's shopping trip happened in nantucket, massachusetts, where he's been spending the thanksgiving holiday. vice president harris and the second gentleman also visited locally owned businesses today. we showed her earlier. it was part of small business saturday in washington, d.c. black friday shoppers spent less time at retail stores this year. but experts say the main reason isn't because shoppers are afraid of covid. in-store shopping on black friday dropped 28% this year compared to pre-pandemic levels. experts believe this is because shoppers spread their spending throughout the year and didn't go all out on one day. of the traffic for in-store shopping is still up from last year, though, by about 50%. in a first, online spending fell slightly this black friday from the previous year. there are gingerbread houses in many places this time of year, but how about this one -- >> wow. >> the fairmont hotel in san francisco. it is in a league of its own. two-story job. you could live in this
gingerbread house. last year the pandemic put the tradition on hold. this year teams have been working for weeks to construct the magical life-sized two-story very popular, you see there, victorian. today marked the special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the work of deliciously edible art. the house will be on display for the entire holiday season. if you're interested, you can book reservations and have dinner inside. >> wow. now let's take you to the south bay where another holiday tradition is rolling. live look at christmas in the park in downtown san jose. that beautiful tree lit up just last night. it's beautiful. >> what a beautiful night to get out there. still in the 60s, i believe. >> it is. >> ply goodness -- >> like 64 or something -- >> that is what i'm talking about, yeah. >> you both have your trees up already. >> got mine up. >> look at this. rockefeller center. i think they're going to be lighting theirs up soon here. new york city, count down to the tree lighting. rockefeller center is on. the light will go on wednesday night. you can watch it right here on
nbc bay area. "a christmas on rockefeller center" airs wednesday at 7:30. >> going to be more than a tree lighting then. you can see so many people enjoying the skating rink there. >> i love that area. >> yeah. they don't have any ice in downtown san jose right now. probably a good thing they don't. right, rob? >> some areas with the outdoor rinks, we have one in sam ramon, bishop ranch there, too. and they're going to have do some work to stay frozen during the day. a different story toward lake tahoe, keeping the tree theme going. we have 30s up at lake tahoe. but what might surprise you is daytime highs are close to 60. an interesting time of year. temperatures below freezing, but rebounding nicely for the afternoon. of course, we do want to see more snow in the forecast. and coming up late next weekend, hopefully we'll begin to see some of those changes around the sierra. right now it is still 64 degrees in san jose with christmas in the park there. the tree looking very nice. as we see not a lot of wind and
mild temperatures including san francisco. still seeing mid 60s around downtown. a mild saturday evening outside. bit cooler in dublin at 56 degrees. a little more haze in the skies around the east bay. 58. so the temperatures aren't really a problem. wind isn't an issue. air quality, though, might be a bit more of an issue by monday and tuesday as high pressure kind of keeps the wind down, keeps kind of like a lid on top of the bay area. not a lot of mixing of the atmosphere. they're starting to see more haze outside, especially around the north bay, inland east bay, and the santa clara valley. not quite wintertime spare the air levels yet, but at 89, that's not far off from 101 which would trigger a winter spare-the-air alert. we'll be watching closely for monday and tuesday. morning temperatures starting off in the 50s. we transition quickly to t-shirt weather by lunchtime. look at the numbers here. around san jose, down into san martin, san francisco to oakland, upper 60s to near 70. low to mid 70s down the santa clara valley into the coyote
valley. 66 at half moon bay. gorgeous after for plans including football. vikings and 49ers at levi stadium will see kickoff temperatures in the low to mid 70s. may feel kind of warm out there for the first half of the game, and then dropping into the mid 60s as the game wraps up. one thing to watch in addition to air quality could be the return of patchy, thick fog which some of these futurecast models show from the central valley trying to spill back into the north bay and east bay. really no rain to talk about. you see it in the seven-day forecast. lots of 70s here. fog and air quality are a sign that high pressure is in the area. it looks like it's going to stay through about thursday and friday. then we're hoping by next weekend that we get a bit of a pattern shift, that that shield of high pressure backs off to the west allowing at least a chance for the storm door to try to open up a little bit after we get through probably one more dry weekend next weekend. right now around monday, december 6, we keep having to add more weeks to the calendar to find the next chance of rain.
right now it's about ten days out. not in the seven-day forecast. if you like sunny conditions and mild temperatures, there's plenty to like in the seven-day forecast. most of our days in the valleys even to start the month of december on wednesday will be spent in the 70s. so christmas in the park in the 70s. people in shorts. that kind of weather over the next seven days. hopeful in another week or so pattern shift back to rain and sierra snow. >> i want to correct myself i said if they have ice in downtown san jose -- they do -- the kristi yamaguchi downtown ice on market street opened monday. >> that's right. >> that's going on. >> yeah. they're probably doing extra work to keep that frozen. >> reaching the 70s. >> kristi yamaguchi is going to make sure that's good ice. her name's on it. thanks a lot. it's probably unlike any vending machine you've ever seen. that's why one community says they don't want it. it's vending cars. not toy cars, real things. why doesn't the community want it? you'll find out.
new at 6, tesla wants to make it easier to deliver cars to customers. there have been delays in receiving cars. sometimes it takes months. on friday, ceo elon musk urged employees to look for ways to lower the cost of deliveries rather than rushing orders just to hit sales goals. musk says often there's a rush at the end of the quarter to meet goals but deliveries drop off the first few weeks into the quarter. you won't need to deliver these cars. vending machines for cars are being built across the country. neighbors outside of a neighborhood in chicago are saying they don't want one at all. here's one of those vending machines by the company carvana
which sells used cars. it could be coming soon to skokie, illinois, but neighbors are complaining saying it would disrupt the peace, serenity, and character of the village. >> for 15 years we've gone under the assumption that the character of the neighborhood would stay fairly constant, and this would be a major change. >> we will not stop fighting. we'll continue to fight regardless. >> the village of skokie says it plans to move forward and build the vending machine as long as the issue brought up by neighbors are resolved. there are nearly 30 of these machines across the country. customers can decide to pick their cars up at one of them for a unique buying experience. >> i'm waiting to see the slot where they come out of. >> i know. right? how much -- they accept dollars, quarters -- how do you get one of those? we have more from the day in sports. and i tell you, tomorrow's game, it's not a playoff game obviously, but it's got that feel. >> three weeks ago when they were losing four in a row, did you think we would be at this point we're at now?
we can't predict when an emergency will happen. so that's why it's important to make a plan with your parents. here are a few tips to stay safe. know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe during an emergency.
welcome back. a sunday showdown for the 49ers. the red and gold host the minnesota vikings tomorrow afternoon at levi stadium. now both teams are 5-5, and both are coming off impressive back-to-backback back-to-back volcano victories. there's seven games to go. so the winner of tomorrow's game has the inside track on locking down a spot in the post season. they haven't played each other since the niners dominated the vikings in the playoffs in january of 2020. >> i know we have different defense coordinator. but still similar style and similar defense. so schematically i think it's
very similar, and usually there's a lot of turnover in three years. but to go back and watch games, there's still some of the main guys especially on their side of the ball. you can see our guys, too. >> it's going to be an electric atmosphere. they're a good team. they're hot. we know what we're in for. the biggest game of the season, i know you're going to be watching. check out our friends at nbc bay area for everything 49ers. they'll get you ready for the big game with the pregame live show that kicks off at noon. then switch back after the game for post-game reaction and analysis. santa clara is only two wins away from back-to-back national championships. they can do it on their home field. the broncos upset number-four duke 2-1 yesterday in the elite eight of the ncaa women's soccer tournament. for the second year in a row the broncos move on to the college cup. now that's soccer's version of the final four. the matches will be played next friday at santa clara. >> and the ncaa tournament is about surviving and advance.
now we're not only advancing to the college cup, our 12th college cup in santa clara history, but we're at the college cup on our own campus, playing on our own field. and i think the team felt a little pressure about that, but they also were very motivated to make that happen. and now we have. >> reporter: top 25 women's college basketball. stanford hooping it up in the bahamas against number-two maryland. great jump-start for the cardinal. end of the first quarter, hannah jump with the buzzer beater, one of seven three-pointers in the game. she finished with a team high 21. haley jones goes for the drive, the scoop and one, she had 15 points and 13 rebounds. the defending national champs upset number-two maryland 86-67. a beautiful day to hits the links in the south bay. local phenomes teeing it up at silver creek valley country club. that's cath ran szu. the senior at tcu from san jose.
junior caleb shelter, the junior at san jose state. that is frankie samcod. they put on a show today. frankie, a junior at valley christian high in saratoga, was the only high school player in the field. she won the tourney. the best part -- the event raised more than $6,000 for two local organizations. first tee of silicon valley and youth on course. i have two young boys, and they are in both programs. great job. that's a look at sports. more after the break. the xfinity black friday sales event is happening now on xfinity mobile. now new and existing customers can get our best wireless deal of the year - up to $1,000 in savings - for a limited time only. on the most reliable network nationwide, plus nationwide 5g. act now and save up to $1,000 with xfinity mobile. so you can go all out on gifts for the family - during our best wireless deal of the year... the xfinity black friday sales event. click, call or visit a store today.
christmas tree farms and lots are really getting into the spirit this weekend. >> yeah. the piedmont scout tree lot opened today. here we go. a lot of shoppers out there looking for that perfect tree. this particular lot is a tradition for many in the east bay. it was founded more than 50 years ago by a boy scout troop. and this year, 1,600 trees were up for sale, and they are going fast. that's what they're saying -- trees are going like crazy this year. some varieties in short supply because of fires. the lot funds local organizations. there are a lot of perfect trees out there. >> you just got your perfect tree. >> last night. and it says perfect. >> nice. mine's been perfect for the past 12. >> because it -- >> fake.