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two men trapped in a burning victorian home in san francisco where firefighters found the victims and how they are doing this morning. >> and a christmas morning ruined by thieves. hundreds of dollars of gifts stolen from under the tree. what local police are doing. >> cracking down on drunk drivers. what our cameras caught minutes into a ride-along with the chp. >> a live look outside, boy, a beautiful view at 4:30 this morning. it's thursday, december 26, this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check that forecast.
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christina, did you have a great christmas? >> i did. i hope everybody got what they wanted for christmas, if not you are probably one of the thousands returning today. we have a lot of people who will be headed out and about to shop. i can tell you temperatures are going to be unseasonably warm. potential record breaking day yet again. right now we're starting in the 40s, a spare the air day. we'll go deeper into the forecast coming up. i want to check on your drive post christmas. i noticed a lot of people out there. >> a lot of folks have work to make up for so get out to the work we're doing now. north bay, southbound 101, here the curve, an easy drive. we have one incident on the maps, southbound 101 around 131 down through marin county. a crash out of the roadway and no major issues on that side of the bay. across the richmond/san rafael bridge, we might see a few more cars but probably nothing like the normal commute. we'll keep track. we're approaching when people
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take vacation and some rush to the office. >> it's 4:31. two men suffering from what firefighters call critical burns after a house went up in flames. more than 100 firefighters were called to the home on baker street last night. it's next to golden gate park. firefighters say it appears it started on the third floor of the home. while crews worked to put out the flames they found two older men in the house by the front door. officials say the men who were apparently trying to get out of the home were badly burned and rushed to the hospital. neighbors say the victims had spent several years restoring the home. >> christmas, very sad. very beautiful house. this couple here that lived here put a lot of work and time and love into that house. it's really sad to see this happen. i hope they are okay. >> the cause is under investigation. >> >> police in newark are asking for the public's help finding the person who broke into a
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family's home and stole the presents from under the tree. it happened at a house on cherry street not far from newark junior high school. the family didn't realize the gifts were gone until the children woke up and rushed to the tree. detectives believe that the robbery may be related to other recent burglaries in the area. the police pooled together $100 and the association matched that and delivered $200 to the family. >> it's 4:33. the search is on for suspects in two shootings hours apart in antioch. the first happened yesterday afternoon just before 2:00 p.m. three men reportedly drove up in a vehicle and tried to rob a 19-year-old man walking west on rock island drive. the victim fought back but was shot in the chest. then three miles away at 3:00 p.m. a 26-year-old man walking on west 19th street near the fair grounds was shot in the leg. also by suspects in a car. both victims were taken to the hospital. no word on their condition this
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morning. >> family members could decide whether to appeal a judge's decision allowing children's hospital oakland to take 13-year-old jahi mcmath off life support. her family wanted to give the teen as normal a christmas as possible so they put a christmas tree and presents in her hospital room. the teen has been on a ventilator since december 9 after complications during a tonsillectomy. the judge has ordered support for her until 5:00 monday. >> a judge will hear arguments to keep city college accreditation intact. the city attorney and the federation of teachers want injunctions to keep the school from losing its accreditation. if their request is not granted the college will be deaccredited next summer. the commission wants to revoke it because it says the school has not done enough to fix financial and educational problems. >> the highway patrol is out in full force for the holiday season cracking down on unsafe
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drivers. nbc bay area joined for a ride along. immediately witnessed a hit and run crash that sent two people to the hospital. officers are warning people not to drink and drive. >> you just got to know what you're getting yourself into and you had some drinks, have a designated driver. don't try to push. oh, i feel okay to drive i'm going to try or i think i slept it off. that's what we run into is people who think they are sober. >> increased enforcement and dui checkpoints will continue through the new year. >> a well known homeless center in san francisco is looking for a new home of its own. after 12 years of helping young people in need the city's homeless youth alines shut its doors yesterday. the shelter says the landlord decided not to renew the lease. officials are looking for a new place to take up shelter. >> we've been in this building for 12 years. and it's possibly the most stable and consistent thing that
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is in many of the lives of the kids who come through here. so losing this is another thing taken away. >> about 5,000 kids count on that center every year. >> turning to weather, today yet another winter spare the air day. can you believe this, a fourth in the row. this is a live look now at the south bay this morning where air quality is expected to be the worst. we could see record temperatures here for the holidays. it's been a warm one. >> you don't need to roast chestnuts on the open fire. >> easy to head to the beach. >> you can. makes it easier to take these spare the air days when it's warmer out there. temperatures this morning are not that frigid. we're in the 40s for most cities. south bay at 40 degrees, 44 san francisco, and we're headed toward another very warm day with temperatures climbing into the 70s. in many regions across the bay area. the south bay today about 70 degree, 71 in the north bay and san francisco is looking at 65
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degrees as we get into the 26th day of december, now officially in winter. and go figure. we're hitting near record warmth again. as we continue on throughout the afternoon temperatures are going to be comfortable for shopping. make sure you are aware it's going to be sunny out there. so bring the sun screen with you. valley fair 71, for returns day. 69 degrees today corda madera. comfortable for returning shoppers. let's check the drive. good morning to mike inouye. >> returning or exchanging. use those gift cards. the bay bridge toll plaza does not accept gift cards. lanes are moving. easy drive expected. one thing that's different is there are no overnight road crews across the bay bridge. a lot get the night off because it was christmas holiday and that's good news. lights in the spirit. looking at the live shot, the peninsula 101, smooth with the
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taillights past university and willow up to san francisco without delay in the southbound side all the way down into the south bay. here is 101 at 680. lonely now. no one's planing. we like a clear commute. >> thanks so much. still ahead on "today in the bay," a close call for a driver in southern california. how he's doing after being pulled from his burning car on christmas. >> plus thousands of christmas packages haven't arrived. coming up how long it will take to get all of those gifts to their destination.
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welcome back everyone. what a beautiful light show out there on the bay bridge this morning. nice still waters as well. day after christmas. 4:41. this morning it's not entirely clear who will be receiving health care from the federal exchange and when after the obama administration relaxed the december 23 deadline. tells people they will be considered on a case-by-case basis. everyone else starting the sign-up process today can expect insurance in february.
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consultants warn that in many cases those enrolled can't relax yet. >> lots of people have signed up, they believe they have got coverage, there are lots of errors. >> after a record week of visitors on now the task of making sure all applications are processed as well as reaching out to those who missed the deadline, especially younger healthier people who helped balance out the cost. as many of you know, californians are covered through covered california and the deadline for health insurance by january 1 was december 23, but there is actually still time to enroll. the open enrollment period doesn't end until march 31 of next year, however, the longer you wait the longer it is for coverage to start. >> 4:42. packages that didn't make it to the destination are expected to be delivered today. a spokesperson says it's all hands on deck so the company can
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deliver the logjam of gifts and packages. workers at the international air hub worked through the night. ups and federal express blamed an increase in on line shopping and fewer shopping days this season. >> this is an unfortunate situation and we know how important the holidays are to our customers and how important it is to receive your packages in time, and we are sorry and we're working around the clock to get this resolved. >> neither ups or fedex saying how many packages were delayed but the company says it was a small share give at any volume this season. if you didn't get all of the things that you wanted for christmas, well, today could be your day. the american express spending and savings tracker finds more than half of holiday shoppers will hit the stores today. some are scouting deals as retailers roll out the last sales of the year, others get
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the most out of gift cards. target cities day after christmas is the most popular day to use them. >> speaking of target lawmakers expected to outline efforts to protect consumer information on the heels of the security breach affecting 40 million target custome customers. robert menendez will announce his plans. >> a new report this morning says the hackers did manage to steal customers encrypted pin numbers, a claim that target denies. for more on that we turn to hampton pearson live at cnbc's washington bureau. hope you had a great christmas. >> i did indeed. thanks for asking. let's start looking at the markets, futures are higher after stocks hit new records on tuesday. thanks to upbeat economic data on spending and durable goods, most europe and some asian markets are closed today.
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investors looking for numbers on new filings for unemployment. the dow rising 62 on tuesday to close at 16,357 t nasdaq adding 6 points. there could be more trouble for target. reports say hackers sold encrypted bank pin numbers and a major bank believes they could crack the code and make fraudulent withdrawals. target says there is no evidence pin data has been compromised. the retailer has yet to say how the systems were hacked. it is going to cost more to send that letter. the price of a first class stamp is going up to 49 cents starting january 26, you can buy those forever stamps at the current price until then. the higher rate is expected to last no more than two years to help the u.s. postal service recoup $3 billion in losses brought on by a drop in mail volume and higher pension costs. back to you. have a great day. >> you as well. thanks so much. good time to load uppen stamps.
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>> good morning to you as we look at the weather this morning. a lot of people hitting the stores. >> hitting them again. weather's going to be pretty nice for your shopping today. you don't have to worry about wind, you don't wa to hold on to the shopping bags for dear life. we had strong wind yesterday. this afternoon temperatures are going to be in the 70s yet again. we're in the 40s and 30 this is morning, 30 degrees in napa, and 40 degrees now in san jose. not looking at fog this morning. it is cold enough for frost, this is your drive through san jose. we'll check on the details with mike in a moment. as you know, a lot of these shopping centers will be opening up early this morning. some at 7:00 a.m. so count on extra traffic there. but some people have the day off. if you are headed to work, temperatures are 73 for morgan hill, red wood shores 65, we're looking comfortable in the north bay, temperatures in mid-70s in
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santa rosa. 73 there. fremont about 70 degrees, east bay comfortable, livermore upper 60s. so comfortable temperatures. the seven-day forecast is here. we'll take a look at your weekend coming up. it's a spare the air day. better air quality saturday and sunday. why that's going to happen coming up. that's the good news. another spare the air day. >> thanks so much. thousands of people in the northeast and canada still in the dark from last weekend's ice storm. they might finally have power restored tomorrow. right now utility crews are fanned out from michigan to maine trying to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses. it's been difficult for crews because of cold temperatures and snow. they are keeping the ice from melting off of the power lines and the tree branches. today forecasters say some of the same areas hit by the ice storm could see two to six inches of snow and also strong winds to boot. the suspect accused of opening fire in l.a.x. killing an agent is expected back in court today. she expected to be arraigned in
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district court in los angeles. last week he was indicted on 11 federal charges including murder. prosecutors say he walked into the airport, pulled out a semi-automatic rifle and opened fire. one agent was killed, three others hurt. >> take a look at this christmas day rescue. two civilians and a bomb squad officer gave a trapped driver -- they tried to save him. the driver crashed his station wagon just before 2:00 p.m. causing major traffic delays. look at the smoke. the driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. the officer also expected to be okay. he was treated for minor burns. >> what a scene. still ahead on "today in the bay," the lighter side of the san jose sharks this season. >> plus t warriors and the national spotlight and things get physical on the court. how it all went down coming up.
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>> yikes. nothing like that on the road. keeping their hands to themselves and in fremont we'll look at 880, the south bay, a new incident. >> taking a beautiful view here of san francisco as we get things rolling this december 26th, the day after christmas. we'll be right back.
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>> welcome back to you as we look from san bruno over to san francisco. a nice shot as we get things
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going. 4:52 on thursday. warriors stars steph curry is taking a break to help families in need. he is teaming wake-up feed the children to give boxes of food to 400 families. curry will hand out the food and other items at the memorial cathedral on telegraph avenue at 3:00. the event is part of the nba care season of giving campaign. >> there was no christmas spirit on the court at oracle yesterday. pushing and shoving actually between the warriors and the clippers. led to technicals and ejections for both teams. this one was knotted up with less than two minutes on the clock. until a go ahead bucket. warriors hung on to win a close 1, 105-103. >> the sharks released their holiday video. this morning a look at something special. the never seen before sharks christmas video of bloopers. take a look at this. >> they actually invented electrically. >> sorry.
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>> going to say my favorite player's turtle. okay. yeah. turtle. >> somebody wrapped their cat. >> i'm not a cat person. hopefully somebody opens it soon to feed it. >> that was great for the outtake reel. that's how we think. thinking ahead. >> the bloopers sometimes can be more fun than the video. very cool. >> i bet they had fun making it. >> all of those takes. college football players leave their helmets at home to attend the fight hunger bowl lunch yoon. >> the washington huskies take on the cougars in san francisco, the fight hunger bowl donates a meal for every ticket sold to the game. the players spend time doing charity work. it will be tomorrow night at 6:30 at at&t park. tickets range from 25 to $85,
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they can be purchased online at >> let's check the morning commute with mike. a husky voice. >> i do. what i didn't get was my voice back. we're looking here toward the south bay. we don't have a lot of light. let's show you, a sparsely populated map. in the same area we did get a report south bound 880 around bascom a stalled vehicle, slowing showed up on the sensors, that just cleared from the report. this is the same area, valley fair, large shopping area. a backup there likely and in through the weekend we talk about the shopping area. a look toward foster city. no problems here on the peninsula side. 101 moving smoothly. very light drive on 28. on the east bay side, northbound 880 fast coliseum, easy flow of traffic. the site of the warriors
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victory, a smooth drive and no backup at the toll plaza. we'll likely see the metering lights for a short period of time. back to you. >> thank you very much. everybody likes a good cup of coffee. hundreds of customers start add tradition. since early tuesday, every customer driving through this starbucks found their order was paid for by the person ahead of them in line. about 450 customers had paid it forward by the time the shop closed at 5:00. customers say it felt great to do a favor for a stranger. >> christmas time to spread some christmas cheer, you never know, somebody could be having a horrible day, get coffee, that little bit of something they didn't have to worry about. make their day that much better. >> in fact, it was so great that the starbucks says about $45 was left over so instead of the employees taking that as tips they are going to keep paying it
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forward this morning so the fun continues. >> incredible. the fact that people kept it going, what a chain that was becoming. >> cool. very cool. >> still ahead on "today in the bay" on this thursday investigators in san francisco trying to pinpoint the cause of a christmas night house fire that took two men to the hospital with critical burn injuries. the latest on their condition coming up. >> another live look. isn't that beautiful. the christmas lights continue on the bay bridge. gorgeous throughout this morning. it is 4:56. there is a lot of more news ahead as well as a peek at the forecast, amazing temperatures for already being in winter. but we do live in california. a great place. stick around.
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>> reporter: i'm chase cain live in san francisco where
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firefighters are still on the scene of a fire that sent two men to the hospital in critical condition. >> good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures in the 30s and the 40s, we're going to climb about 40 degrees in some cases. we'll show you the extreme temperature spread today and where we're head forward the weekend coming up. >> the sun has work to do. sun has to come up as well. through the north bay two incidents. we'll show you where they are. >> south while we're at it, a live look from the south bay overlooking san jose. you waking up with us on this thursday morning, december 26th? i hope so. we'll ease you into it. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. two men injured in a christmas day house fire in san francisco still remain in the hospital in critical condition. "today in the bay's" chase cain joins us live in san francisco
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with an update on the fire investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we mentioned there are still firefighters out here, many hours after the fire started and there were at least 115 here at one point because these old victorian homes are mostly made of wood and you can see they are so close together so firefighters made this a three-alarm fire quickly to try and get as many people out here as possible. still even with that, one home next door at 620 baker street did have a little bit of fire damage. but the fire at the main home 618 baker broke out last night before 9:00. it was a difficult fight for them because when they arrived there were flames and smoke pouring out of the back of this four-story home. now they say it appear that the fire started on the third story of the house, and once they were able to get inside they did find two older men in the home with serious burns, then appea


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