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right now at 5:00 a possible measles outbreak at three south bay shores. what you should do if you've been shopping there. >> a controversy here in the bay area. altar girls banned at one church. why a priest is flying in the face of its own flock. and a recipe for disaster. hundreds of rail cars and millions of gallons of oil rolling right through the south bay. thank you for joining us. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. nbc bay area marianne favro is joining us with the latest.
marianne? >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the health department who told me that an adult confirmed to have measles shopped here at costco in gilroy and that is not all. they also visited a walmart in the south county and an undisclosed restaurant in the south county. at this costco in gilroy employees tell us that they put up this sign from the county public health department letting shoppers know that if she shopped here on january 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. they may have been exposed to measles. we talked to some shoppers who said they never saw the small notice posted at the entrance. >> we should have probably had a much larger print and something in red that said hey, we have someone here who had the measles and you possibly could have been exposed. >> reporter: the flyer says if you have not been vaccinated for measles or did not have it as a child, you are not immune.
the health department flyer asks you to look for fever, rash and a cough and urges people to watch for those symptoms until february 8th. the health department says this is the second confirmed case of measles in santa clara county this year and statewide last year there were 59 confirmed cases of measles. reporting live in gilroy marianne favro nbc bay area news. >> marianne, thank you. in the south bay, dozens voiced their concerns about a possible rail line. they want to transport crude oil from north dakota or canada right through the bay area to a refinery in santa maria. a mile-long train would carry nearly 3 million gallons of oil every day. a forum was held at the san jose city hall and the council has voted unanimously to oppose the plan. people living near the tracks
are worried about a possible derailment. >> a handful of people died in san bruno. thousands of people would die, including myself. >> phillips 66 has not returned calls seeking comment on the issue. and in palo alto, a crisis response team is meeting this weekend after yet another student suicide. a senior took his own life on friday. counselors will be available on campus to help students cope with the news. since 2009 eight students have committed suicide at that school. at least one died on caltrain tracks. there's always the national suicide prevention hotline. it's staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. the number is there on your screen. also in palo alto investigators are being looking into the death of a person struck and killed today by a train. caltrain says the victim was hit by a southbound train at east charleston road at alma street just before 1:00. 300 passengers were on the train
at that time. passengers were taken by bus to their destination. and two marines killed during a training helicopter exercise have been identified. they died in friday's crash in a helicopter similar to this one in southern california. their commanding officer called them outstanding marine corps leaders and talented pilots. both were based at camp pendleton. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. the south bay b.a.r.t. extension is changing traffic patterns in north san jose starting tomorrow and the change is going to last for nine months. at the intersection of sierra road and lundy avenue is closing down. that's north of san jose's main post office. it will take nine months for crews to dig a trench under the street where the extension will go. >> throughout the ten-mile extension we either have the b.a.r.t. system running under roadways or over them.
we have more underground trenching and then as it ends it goes up into an aerial structure. >> during construction bus line 77 will be rerouted to the main detour route for this closure. and a controversy is brewing in the bay area. one san francisco parish is saying no girls in terms of altar servers. christie smith is in san francisco. is the priest behind this policy? >> reporter: well, he says it wasn't just his idea alone, but i tell you, this idea has come as quite a shock to some members of the church or the associated school. the idea here is to move away from allowing altar girls and just allow altar boys to serve at the mass. that according to father joseph ilo who came to the star of the sea church a few months ago.
there's a school here as well. he says parents had girls serving the altar for years. those who are altar servers already can keep serving. they are just not looking for new ones. he explained the reason for the switch. >> we'd like to get back to the altar boy program which is a proven and effective way of promoting vocations to the priesthood. so boys get closer to the altar and the catholic church does not ordain women. the priesthood is seen as a male charism. >> i think it's ridiculous. that's not the way we're going. >> reporter: now, he says he believes in time that parents who were surprised or disappointed will come to see the greater good. he says it's important to have programs for both boys and for girls. he says there are special social groups here for girls, a place to read the mass and prepare at the altar. in all, there are about 15 altar
servers. about two or three are girls. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith nbc bay area news. >> christie, thank you very much. well we have a very dry january going on. it's going to change a little bit this week. here's meteorologist rob mayeda. we're looking for any wet news here. >> right now there is the sunset over the silicon valley san jose. 62 degrees right now. notice less haze. we have a little more wind out there so we don't have a spare the air day coming up tomorrow. in oakland, we're down to 59 degrees. cool for parts of the east bay. a golden view of the golden gate bridge. unfortunately, no real signs of a storm on the way. we'll see increasing high clouds. off to the west, this is going to, for the most part send rain off the pacific northwest. it's a system down to the south, almost like a summer pattern where you get the waves that come off baja california.
this system will by late tomorrow give us a chance of perhaps a few showers but may not be enough to offset a record dry january, a record, by the way, we broke just last year. coming up in the seven-day forecast, we'll tell you how long the chance of showers will stick around and what to expect next weekend that may be breaking records again. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. >> okay. rob, thank you so much. coming up next after the break, called the invisible primary, we'll explain what is behind the gop leaders heading to california. plus the new movie that has politicians, celebrities taking sides of "american sniper." when the flu hits, it's a really big deal. the aches. the chills. the fever. an even bigger deal? everything you miss out on... family pizza night. the big game. or date night. why lose out to the flu any longer than you have to?
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potential republican presidential candidates are coming to california by the droves. on friday jeb bush spoke at a car dealer's meeting in san francisco, a huge car show there. last week, half a dozen potential candidates paraded before a wealthy conservative group in palm springs. next month, new jersey governor chris christie will speak at the california republican convention. larry gersten says we're in the height of what is known as the invisible primary where leaders test their popularity with potential financial backers. >> a lot of money in california. it's the state that gives the most money to presidential candidates, has for many many years.
they come here even if they can't win the state, republicans in particular, to get that money to spend elsewhere. second factor 55 electoral votes. that's 20% of the vote it takes to win the presidency are right here. >> well democrats are ordinarily very active during the invisible primary as well but this year gerston says presidential contenders are sitting on the sideline to see if hillary clinton takes the bid for the white house and that would change everything. a growing debate over a hollywood film that's been recently released and doing very well at the box office. "american sniper" follows the life of real-life navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. it has people taking shots at each other online. the country's biggest movie about a real-life american sniper has celebrities trading fire. after the filmmaker michael moore sent out tweets what
would jesus do? hide on a roof and shoot people in the back. his comments came after former alaska governor posed with a sign unkind words towards moore. she took a broader swipe at hollywood, referencing the navy s.e.a.l. >> america needs a hero again and chris kyle has been that man and screw the left in hollywood who can't understand what it is that we see in someone like chris kyle. >> reporter: that backlash against what some call hollywood elites not extinguished by seth rogen's apology for a comment about a nazi propaganda movie. >> we have to take sides whether the american sniper is a real hero or not. >> reporter: comparing the felt. to "hurt locker." >> it was a little ambiguous and
thoughtful and this one is just american hero he's a psychopath patriot and we love him. >> this film is generating buzz and controversy and that actually just goes to fuel audiences to want to see it and find out for themselves. >> reporter: the iraq war movie making headlines, prompting a war of words online now raging for days. hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. coming up next we're going to show you all of the preparations under way for super bowl xlix. >> and the big send off for the seattle seahawks. they are arizona bound.
well the seattle seahawks they are in phoenix getting ready for super bowl xlix. the head coach pete carroll and his wife were the first to step off the plane right there. in seattle, a lot of fans gave them a huge sendoff. take a look at this. the road near the airport was closed off for the fans. >> that's outrageous. >> it is. >> the head coach tweeted a picture of the crowd. take a look at this. this is just a sendoff. saying the most amazing sendoff you could ever imagine. the new england patriots arrive in phoenix tomorrow. >> the super bowl is just a week away. crews in arizona putting the final touches on the stadium for the big game. the changes will give us all a better viewing experience. >> 165 feet straight up. >> they are going to see a total
new perspective. >> reporter: is where joe will watch the game. >> you can touch the lights and see how cool they are. >> reporter: 180,000 l.e.d. lights clustered together in only 12 groups almost no heat energy-efficient. it's the first time the super bowl will be played under all l.e.d. lights. >> you can actually chase the lights and do a circle through here do a wave, do a paparazzi. we reduce the amount of glare for both the players and the fans. >> reporter: they wanted the lights in preparation for the super bowl. fans will upload 166 hd two-hour movies during the game. >> we see a huge spike during the beginning of the game halftime. >> reporter: and when the lights come up on sunday, you'll never know joe was here. >> don't forget to watch super bowl sunday next sunday right
here on nbc bay area. we're very excited to be carrying the game. the fun begins at 10:00 in the morning with a supersize pregame show. game time is 3:30. terry, you pulled the long straw. you're actually going. >> i'm going down to phoenix, i'm going to glendale arizona. i'm going to check it out. meteorologist rob mayeda is here with our microclimate forecast. it's going to be a fantastic game. >> yeah in arizona you expect to see the weather that we're seeing here in the bay area. sunset there at 62 degrees, golden gate bridge the same backdrop. orange tints to the sky. 63 degrees. over towards oakland we're at 59 degrees. clear skies and patchy fog setting up once again pumped in by the easterly winds through the delta and through the alta mt. pass.
central valley fog through the morning in concord and spilling into napa valley and then we see clouds spilling early in the morning and then high clouds approach out of the south. the weather pattern for now is fairly quiet. the system in the west is not likely to cause the rain but it will pull a system to our south in southern california, bring clouds our way and there will be a chance late tomorrow and early tuesday that will have at least a brief chance of seeing some showers. so the timeline with the one apparently system that could bring us a little bit of rain that's going to set up during the day tomorrow. increasing clouds. like today, we'll finish with a lot of clouds and then heading into tomorrow evening, monterey a. , a few showers there and then by lunchtime the showers have already moved on and away from the bay area. this is mainly monday night into early tuesday morning but maybe not as impressive. the rain totals are not a lot. in fact most locations may not
get anything measurable out of it. the best chance for seeing that is in the santa cruz mountains in south san jose. the issue here is that those types of rain totals expected out of the system this could very well be the driest january ever. it used to be last year we set the same weather for dry conditions. sfo may have a chance but rain totals not looking that impressive, unfortunately. we hope we get surprised and get tropical moisture in here and see a boost of the rain totals. for tomorrow mostly cloudy finish to the day. highs in the mid-6 ohs around san jose. low 6 oh0s in the north bay and out towards the tri-valley. the trend is going to stay dry. the rest of the bay area all of the rain is going to head off to the pacific northwest. mainly to the north of northern california all the way through next sunday. so the trend we'll see here is a chance of showers for tuesday
and then temperatures rising again as we head towards next weekend. so if we manage temperatures climbing into the low 70s where we could be in the south bay, that could be close to records again. it appears we could get into february on a dry note and may be setting records for another dry january. back to you. >> we need that rain. rob, thank you so much. new treatment that researchers say maybe they can stop cancer in mice.
subjects are up to. >> it's going to be all right. you're a hero. keep doing what you're doing. >> oh! >> reporter: we introduced to you ricky earlier this month. the once aspiring rap star's life was changed when his late grandmother came to him in a dream and told him he should dress up as spider man to help lift the spirits of needy and sick children which is just what he did. well superheroes and kids in need are both things barbara knows a lot about, too. we first met barbara in 2012 sewing capes to send to sick children. her capes for heroes nonprofit continues to grow and now paired with the first official superhero, ricky. the two made their first joint appearance sewing capes and lifting spirits at camp arroyo in livermore.
also shari held a art party in september. anybody could bring pieces of china, artwork or anything and turn the remains into beautiful mosaics. the crowd worked together to create a statue covered in pieces covered by the quake. the angel was just installed at st. vinny's community garden and honoring a late friend. >> can you remember anything you ever did with a dollar? you probably can't. >> reporter: finally, we heard from robert about the amazing, continued success of $1 for life. the teacher started the charity in 2007 in which students asked nothing more than a dollar at a time. when we first talked to robert one dollar helped five impoverished countries and they are now up to 54 projects in
eight countries. all one dollar at a time. >> that was nbc bay area's garvin thomas reporting. well, treating cancer often means stopping it from spreading and doctors in the netherlands say they have done that in mice when cancer cells spread they disguise the surface coating which keeps the body from fighting the invading cells. this new treatment that stopped cancer in mice stopped the cells from changing. the treatment may not work the same way in people experts say it adds greatly to the understanding of how cancer cells work. we'll be right back.
when the flu hits, it's a really big deal. the aches. the chills. the fever. an even bigger deal? everything you miss out on... family pizza night. the big game. or date night. why lose out to the flu any longer than you have to? prescription tamiflu can help you get better 1.3 days faster. that's 30% sooner. call your doctor right away. and attack the flu virus at its source with prescription tamiflu.
tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people 2 weeks and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. call your doctor right away. don't lose another moment to the flu. when there's flu, tamiflu. warrior fans can score something extra special at tuesday night's game against the chicago bulls. the first 10,000 fan also get a bobblehead. >> we're there. it could become a collector's
item. all right. the tallest bobblehead ever given out in franchise history. >> we'll be back in half an hour with news for you. see you then. on this sunday night, one for the record books. the east coast braces for a potentially historic blizzard. snow measured in feet, high winds and more than 60 million in the storm's past. while in the west, blown away. winds more than 60 miles per hour wipe out power to tens of thousands and fuel a massive blaze. on demand, netflix and amazon go to war over viewers, lining up big stars and hours of new programming. and the big winner might just be you. and, your ad here. the contest that's giving your average joe a shot at super bowl stardom. from nbc news world