<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - News as seen on - $cms.content.title]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-onen-usMon, 24 Oct 2016 20:59:16 -0700Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:59:16 -0700NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Twitter Plans Another Round of Layoffs, About 300: Report]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:57:46 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg

Twitter is planning another round of layoffs within the next week, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

The San Francisco-based social media company may lay off about 300 workers, about 8 percent of its workforce, the same percentage it cut last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as CEO, the Bloomberg report said.

An announcement about the job cuts may come before Twitter releases its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, one of sources told Bloomberg. The company declined to comment, the report said.

Twitter has been looking into a sale in recent weeks, but several top tech companies that had expressed interest in bidding -- including Salesforce, Disney and Google -- have backed off.

Twitter's losses and plummeting share price have made it more difficult for the company to pay its engineers in stock and add new talent, analysts have said.

Twitter shares closed at $18.03 on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Rolling Stone Source 'Jackie' Says She Believed UVA Rape Account Was True 'at the Time']]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:49:42 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/STONE_AP_16288536784677.jpg

The woman known only as "Jackie" who's at the center of a discredited Rolling Stone article said in a taped deposition that she told the truth about being gang raped at the University of Virginia — as she believed it at the time, NBC News reported.

The 10 jurors in a university administrator's defamation suit against the magazine heard the woman's videotaped deposition for the first time Monday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Va.

In the deposition, which was recorded in April, "Jackie" repeatedly answers "I don't know" to lawyers' questions about the 2014 article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, in which she alleged that she was repeatedly assaulted at a fraternity house.

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<![CDATA[Jeff's Forecast: 3 Storms in 6 Days]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:35:37 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/227*120/wxrainincreasingoctstorm.JPGOctober looks to finish the month strong when it comes to rain. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri tracks 3 rain chances in the next 6 days.]]><![CDATA[UC Berkeley Interfraternity Council Announce New Party Rules]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:30:25 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1024-2016-CalParty.jpg

The Interfraternity Council at UC Berkeley are setting new guidelines after lifting a party ban that was voluntarily in effect over the weekend.

Sorority and fraternity members from Greek Row met behind closed doors over the weekend to come up with new party standards.

The council voluntarily placed a ban on parties after two women were sexually assaulted at Greek events off campus last week.

Party guests will be given new guidelines about what "consent" means when entering parties.

Under the new rules, every house must have three sober members on-call to report to the council at every party or event. Hard alcohol is also banned from the parties. Anyone caught with hard alcohol will be fined up to $20 per member.

A student who is pledging into a fraternity and new to Greek life said the new rules sends the right message about preventing sexual assault on campus.

"You know you can't get away with it," student Yahn Bruggeman said.

A representative from the Interfraternity Council said it is unclear how long the new rules will last.

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<![CDATA[Lawson Survives Cut Day, Ready to Help Kings: 'Go Hard Or Go Home']]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:30:26 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ty-lawson-kings-clippers-usatsi.jpg

SACRAMENTO -- Cut day came and went in Sacramento without any major surprises. That is, unless you consider veteran point guard Ty Lawson’s inclusion as a shock. Lawson is packed with talent, but he’s struggled to stay out of his own way over the last few seasons, including a missed flight to Kentucky earlier in the preseason.

It was fitting that the seven-year NBA vet joined the media for a chat after practice on Monday. While it was a forgone conclusion that Lawson would make the roster for the better part of two weeks, he came into camp in a fight with four other players for the 15th and final spot.

“It’s tough, it’s been a month, we’ve grown a bond with each other,” Lawson said of cut day. “We’ve been playing with each, practicing with each other, just getting to know everybody. Cut day is always the toughest.”

Now that he’s assured a roster spot, it’s go time for Lawson. The 28-year-old lead guard is trying to resurrect his career in Sacramento. He’ll get an 8-game run as the starter while Darren Collison sits out.

“I’m ready to go, games start tomorrow, our first game is Wednesday, you know, the season’s here,” Lawson said. “Go hard or go home, I’m excited.”

After playing sparingly down the stretch last season for the Indiana Pacers, Lawson will be counted on to play huge minutes early on. He’ll have Garrett Temple backing him up, but the focus will be on the speedy guard out of North Carolina.

“I’m going hard in practice to get my wind up,” Lawson said. “Coach is telling me I’m going to play a lot of minutes - 30 to 40.”

With Lawson in, that means that three other players are out. Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins and Lamar Patterson received pink slips on Monday. It’s never an easy time in the NBA world as players of all ages are faced with their NBA mortality.

“We have a full roster, it’s pretty difficult (to make the team),” coach Joerger said. “Guys are doing it for different reasons - to get experience, to get exposure back to the league, to get familiarity with our organization and with what we’re doing here.”

It appears that Farmar came into camp as Plan B, incase Lawson wasn’t up for the task. He performed well in his limited time off the Kings’ bench and he could become an option down the road if Sacramento is in the market for a seasoned NBA guard with 3-point shooting skills.

As for the Kings’ two young players, both Isaiah Cousins and Lamar Patterson are eligible to join Sacramento’s D-League affiliate in Reno if they choose to join the NBA’s minor league program.

Taken with the 59th pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, Cousins is a big physical guard that might find success with the Bighorns under head coach Darrick Martin. He can play both the one and the two, but it was clear early on that he was lost in a numbers game.

After four seasons at Oklahoma, Cousins has the physical maturity to play at the NBA level, but he needs more seasoning. When Sacramento waived him, they gave up his rights after signed him to a partially guaranteed deal over the summer. If he goes unclaimed over the next 48 hours, he will decide between playing overseas or joining the D-League.

Patterson is an interesting player. The 25-year-old wing has already experienced the D-League, playing 19 games last season between the Austin Spurs and the Canton Charge. Patterson posted 12.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per game in his two stops.

He was waived on Wednesday by Sacramento, but resigned on Friday afternoon, which helped the Kings retain his D-League rights moving forward.  

The Kings will practice one more time on Tuesday before boarding a plane for Phoenix in the afternoon. They’ll face a young Suns team on Wednesday night in their opener, followed by a the first official game in the Golden 1 Center against the Spurs on Thursday night. Preseason is officially over and now it gets real for a newly formed team looking to get off to a fast start.

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<![CDATA[Reports: 49ers Open to Trading WR Torrey Smith, Teams Interested]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:15:30 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smith-torrey-49ers-black.jpg

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith is the subject of trade discussions, according to multiple reports.

The 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have discussed a trade involving Smith, but a deal is not imminent, reports Pro Football Talk. ESPN reported that the 49ers are open to trading Smith and multiple teams have shown interest. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Coach Chip Kelly on Monday denied a report from PFT that left tackle Joe Staley was on the trade block. He was not asked about Smith’s status with the team.

“I understand how it comes up because we’re 1-6 and Joe is a veteran player, but it doesn’t matter where you are that’s going to be speculation no matter what team you are and where you are, who are your older players,” Kelly said about the Staley report. “It’s kind of the nature of the sport we play.”

Smith is the 49ers’ third-leading receiver with 13 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Last year, Smith caught just 33 passes for 663 yards with four touchdowns in his first season with the club.

The 49ers last year signed Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract. He is signed through the 2019 season with scheduled base salaries of $6.5 million, along with roster and workout bonuses totaling $1.5 million in each of those seasons.

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<![CDATA[Jeff's Forecast: 3 Storms in 6 Days]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:55:37 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/227*120/wxrainincreasingoctstorm__580825.JPGOctober will finish strong when it comes to rain. The Bay Area is already running above 100% of average for the rain season and there's 3 more chances this week. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri has the timeline of when our storms are expected to arrive in your Microclimate Forecast.]]><![CDATA[How Does Early Voting Impact Election?]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:25:59 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/voting_getty_cone.jpgAcross the country, a lot of people have already voted. So what impact does this have on the race? Larry Gerston reports.

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<![CDATA[California National Guard Soldiers Forced to Repay Bonuses]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:56:46 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vanmeter2.jpgCalifornia National Guard soldiers who received bonuses of $15,000 or more for their willingness to re-enlist and go to war now must pay back that money with interest, according to letters they received from the California Guard over the past decade. Marianne Favro reports.]]><![CDATA[Democrats Take Aim at GOP Senate Majority]]>Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:48:09 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-617720724.jpg

On Monday it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren's turn to join her fellow Democrats in cranking up the heat on Republican members of the Senate, who have become targets in the closing days of the campaign.

Addressing an enthusiastic outdoor rally on a crisp New England autumn day, Warren had plenty of barbs for Republican Donald Trump. But the Massachusetts Democrat also tore into the state's Republican incumbent, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, with unusual ferocity, NBC News reported.

"Donald Trump sure has made Kelly Ayotte dance. Day one she loves him, day two she hates him, day three she's back with him — boy, spins round and round," Warren told hundreds on a lawn at St. Anselm College.

Ayotte is in a tight race for re-election against Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat. Like most of the other GOP senators up for reelection this year, Ayotte hardly comes from Trump's wing of the party and has never been a vocal supporter.

But there is no safe distance Republicans can stand from Trump. Democrats, eyeing multiple polls suggesting Clinton has all but sewn up the presidential race, are spending the final two weeks of this campaign working mercilessly to turn the entire GOP into Trump's collateral damage.

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