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this year. the reason he gave for vetoing so many they would be intrusive in our lives. >> reporter: changes on the local level. in oakland minimum wage is higher. unincorporated santa clara county. b.a.r.t. fares went up more than 3% starting today. that amount increases to 15 cents for every $5 fare. it it was a relatively quiet night but san francisco police officers are investigating a new year's eve shooting outside of a police station. police say someone shot a man in a back outside the mcdonald's across the street from northern station on fill more. emergency crews rushed the victim to the hospital and no word on that victim's condition. checking surveillance video trying to find out more information. pg&e crews hope to have
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discovered about 5:00 last night on tamarac drive. crews stopped that leak about 9:30 last night and repairs are now under way. again, they hope to have gas back on in that neighborhood later this morning. the stinkhole that opened up yesterday morning will continue to cause problems into the weekend. it it was temporary patched, but the job is far from done. it it happened at the intersection of 24th and church right on the j-church muni line and crews right now say they can't fix it because they don't have the property safety equipment to do it. proper repairs on the sinkhole are going to be postponed until tomorrow. still trying to figure out a cause of that sewer failure that led to the sinkhole. happening today, what do you think about this? any better way to start the new year than a swim from alalcatra. the bay water a balmy 52 degrees. the distance only about 1.25
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mile. hold east annual new year's day swim. you may call it part ironman and part polar bear. the fastest swimmer will finish in 30 minutes. more than 100 hardy souls are expected to take part. >> 5 2 degrees in the water and outside kari saying in the 30s and maybe 40 degrees by then, kari. how do you walk around with no shirt on. >> i have no idea. i don't know how they do that. to battle the chill, you need lots of layers. not just the swimsuit and gloves, hat, a scarf a requirement. you may be taking some of those layers off and it's good to have something nice and comfortable on underneath that heavy coat. then you have to warm up the car. the windshield may be icy, again. you want to take care of people, pets, plants and pipes. exposed pipes will freeze in these kind of temperatures when it's below freezing for several hours. as we take a look at the north
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bay. we're only at 27 degrees in petaluma and santa rosa and you want to bundle up not only now but throughout the day. i'll have a look at the rest of the forecast coming up in a few minutes. well, coming up next, a year in review looking back at 2015's most memorable bay area stories. as we ring in 2016... it's also
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a time to reflect on 2015. as we ring in 2016, i guess we have technically rung in 2016 a time to reflect on the year
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past. a year filled with memorable triumphs including the warriors dominant run to the nba title. >> also stories that made national headlines and the historic drought that impacted all of us. the top stories of 2015. >> issued an executive order mandating substantial water reduction across our state. >> reporter: states with a historic drought, california was fourth to step up and cut back. lush green lawns turned brown. showers got shorter and californians learned a new norm, water shaming. >> i don't think it's good that people start reporting each other. it kind of makes an enemy out of your neighbor. >> reporter: while the drought impacted the whole state, a random shooting on a san francisco pier turned into a national flashpoint. >> the u.s. has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of our daughter by the
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hand of a person that should have never been on the streets of this country. >> reporter: kate steinle died in her father's arms. the alleged gunman an undocumented immigrant with a lengthy criminal history who had been deported several times. the shooting led to an intense debate about the country's immigration policy and sanctuary city law. >> we just heard shouts and we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: a lively birthday party turn under to a horrific scene without warning when a balcony collapsed in berkeley killing several irish exchange students. the investigation into the tragic accident immediately focus odon the construction of the apartment building. dry rod is believed to be the cause, but remains under investigation as ireland continues to mourn the victims. >> she had her first steps, her first crawl, her first word, everything in that home and it's all gone. >> reporter: just north of the bay area a scene of other
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devastation destroyed a community, but not its spirit. the valley fire erupted into a massive wall of flames in just a few hours sweeping through entire towns sending people running from their homes with little warning. it was one of the most destructive wildfires in california history. but from the ashes, people found strength and resolve. a community rebuilding one day at a time. >> we won! >> and speaking of rebuilding. decades of heart ache turn under to tears of joy for warriors fans. >> what does that mean for the bay area? >> means everything. the assist to 23-win season, 35-win season. >> the team led by mvp steph curry took the bay area by storm becoming a must-see show night after night and providing a positive story line everyone could rally around. >> warriors! >> janelle wang, nbc bay area news. >> everybody had a blue or gold
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shirt after that. >> we ended on a high note, yeah, of course, they still do. 4:41 right now. coming up a new year's day tradition about to get under way right now. your not the only one up right now. final preparations under way for the rose parade and you can see it right here on nbc bay area.
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why let someone else have all the fun? the sometimes haphazard, never boring fun. the why can't it smell like this all the time fun. the learning the virtue of sharing fun.
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why let someone else have all the fun? that's no fun. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. we have a smaller desk this morning because mike and anthony are not here. traffic not a huge concern. >> really no one out there on the roadways. >> i don't know, quite a few
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people. where are you? oh, yeah. you're coming home from a big party. well, i'm going to work this morning. and it's a great way to start out the day with chilly temperatures as we take a live look at the bay bridge. you can see all the cars still rolling across the bridge this morning, but we won't have that normal traffic that we see during this time of morning or through the rest of the morning. as we look at the freeze warning, you can see all of these areas shaded in blue. that's where we do have a freeze warning that continues until 8:00 this morning. and it does not include the immediate coast or the inner bay, as well as san francisco. but our lows will be dipping down into the 30s. and freezing temperatures. you can see that already in the tri-valley and concord and in napa 36 degrees in santa rosa now at 28 degrees. as we go hour by hour in san jose, we do make it out of freezing. a few clouds this morning and then it all clears out. we'll have a lot of sunshine
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throughout the day. 11:00, it's 45 deit grgrees and mostly clear skies until a few more clouds move in tonight. we're getting ready for wet weather as we go into tomorrow night as well as sunday and then again next week. because of a few storm systems out there in the pacific that will be moving in. the first round looks to arrive with some spotty showers by sunday evening and then as we go into monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. we're going to see several rounds of rain moving in. so, get ready for some downpours and some chilly weather to go along with that. some of the initial computer models give us about 1.5 to 2.5 inches over the next seven days in these areas in the purple. blue will have lesser amounts, but still quite a bit and where we need the rain the most in the north bay. it looks like we will be getting that as we go into next week. in the near term this weekend, starting out the year won't be bad. we'll have dry weather today and
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most of the day tomorrow. on sunday scattered showers moving in and highs in the upper 50s for some spots like the east bay and the south bay. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. for now, back to you, sam and laura. happening right now, the finishing touches being put on the 2016 rose parade floats this morning, actually. families camped out overnight to get their primetime sidewalk spots and kids sleeping in their sleeping bags there. this year they expect more than 700,000 people to line colorado boulevard to watch that parade. now, pasadena police say that extra officers, surveillance cameras and other security measures will be in place, but they also say their best resources are the parade goers themselves. >> don't rationalize it. if it's concerning how your initial observation is concerning enough, then give us a call. >> documentary filmmaker ken burns is going to be the parade's grand marshal. and representing the bay area at the rose parade, the saratoga high school band.
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>> they're going to be performing a song born right here in the bay area. ryan has their story ♪ >> reporter: behind that red banner is where you'll find the band these days, practicing and practicing and practicing. >> practicing for the rose bowl especially during finals. >> reporter: they put in long hours preparing for the couple minutes they'll be on the live broadcast. some of them have been on the tv screen before. >> we're seniors so our freshman year we went so for us and the entire graduating class it's really like full circle. >> reporter: they'll be the only high school band from the bay area. in a nod to their home town they'll play journey's "don't stop believin'." ♪
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>> what a great bay area band and i think everybody loves that music and we wanted something that was really going to identify the bay area and hopefully get the crowd excited and hopefully get our television audience excited. >> reporter: the band was selected after a two-year application process. each high school student raised $1,200 and travelled to the rose bowl. >> i think we couldn't be prouder of what our students are doing. >> reporter: in saratoga, nbc bay area news. >> got nerves of steel, doesn't she? waiting for that band to come on by. watch the parade right here on nbc bay area preparade coverage 8:00 an hour after our show and then watch the nhl winter classic at 10:00 and no nbc bay
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area news at 11:00. across europe security was extra tight due to terrorist threats but the 2016 celebrations were a success. big ben tolled at midnight to ring in the new year in london. the festivities included an impressive firework show. love to see the glorious sydney australia fireworks every year. that city ushered in 2016 with spectacular pyrotechnics. we showed it to you live yesterday. taiwan set off their fireworks from one of the tallest buildings in the world and here's how 2015 went out with a bang in bangkok. in thailand, three major celebrations happened across the city, along with 15 minutes of fireworks. lots of planning there. and, lastly, paris canceled its usual new year's firework
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display. just hours before one of the world's largest firework shows got under way a fire. did you see this yesterday? ravaged a high rise in dubai. those flames still burning this morning. more than a dozen people were hurt as they rushed to escape the flames. witnesses say the entire side of the building caught fire in just a matter of minutes. fiery debris could be seen falling from the luxury building throughout the night and the fireworks went on anyway. just below, thousands of people gathered on the streets to ring in the new year. it's 4:51 right now. coming up, bay area police on the hunt for a serial robber. six stores in two weeks. the clues that could lead them to the aggressive thieves. got a tip for nbc bay area investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail theunit@nbcbayarea.com. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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okay. i'm looking right now at the, i don't know what you're bopping to, but try the tune of this. 28 degrees right now in parts of the north bay. we were just reading that. is it really 28? >> it is freezing. and people heading home from parties or maybe you're getting up and going to work this morning, bundle up, again. look at these low temperatures in the north bay. 28 degrees. let's drop in on the east bay where it is freezing in some spots and parts of the valleys and in sunol 38 degrees and alamo 40 and then go down to pleasanton and it's 28 degrees. we do have a wide range in temperatures even this morning in san francisco. it's 44 degrees. you're not included in the freeze warning, but other spots are. and we are going to see those highs up to 54 degrees in los
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gag gatos and palo alto. 56 in santa rosa as well as pittsburg today. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. 4:55 right now. police in san leandro think they have a serial robber on their hands. take a look at this surveillance picture shows the armed robber at a valero gas station yesterday. police believe that he's also responsible for holding up four other 7-elevens and another gas station. all these incidents happened since december 21st. anyone with information is asked about the serial robber is asked to please call san leandro police. seven audis snatched from an auto repair shop and now police are wondering if it was actually an inside job. san francisco police say the suspect, three men and a woman knew exactly where the keys were near 12th and howard in san francisco. even knew how to access them.
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police are still looking for the suspects. an update now back on the table. some dungeness rock crab are safe to eat but not here in the bay area. where the crab ban has been lifted to santa barbara counties. now crabs caught in other areas still unsafe to eat because of those toxins. you may remember back in november, the california department of fish and wildlife postponed crab season up and down the coast due to the discovery of those high toxin levels in the crabs. 2016 may be a brighter year for the bay area shipping industry. the largest container ship to ever dock in the u.s. arrived yesterday. it's the benjamin franklin. it barely squeezed under the golden gate bridge with just a few feet to spare. look at the size of that thing. the mega ship is longer than the empire state building and wider than a football field. it can carry up to 18,000 shipping containers. yesterday's load filled with
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clothes, shoes, toys and electronics mostly from china. >> wow. it's incredible. and as it approached, i was like, it's getting even bigger. >> the ship could be a game changer for the west coast until yesterday mega ships only stopped in asia and europe. port officials want to see two to three mega ships come in each week in the future. >> you mentioned it was close to watch, that's the golden gate bridge. a little too close to potentially mess up a national ic icon. just saying. coming up next, a new year means new laws. the ones that will impact you going into 2015. police officers man the streets. so it's all leading to an investigation this morning. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail
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theunit@nbcbayarea.com. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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symbolizing the start of a new year. fireworks spraying the skies of san francisco as 2016 officially here. and with a new year comes new laws. we break down all the changes happening today, both locally and at a state level. and the party isn't over, it's just beginning for some people celebrating 2016.
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i'm stephanie chuang live in san francisco where there is roasting pig involved. "today in the bay" starts now. a very good morning to you. happy new year, as well. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. where there is a pig, there is a party. a live look at san jose where icy temperatures are here to greet you to ring in the new year. let's turn to meteorologist kari hall. she has more on a freeze warning impacting parts of the bay area. happy new year. >> happy nigh year. a freeze warning for all of these areas you're seeing now shaded in blue and the inland areas dealing with the temperatures this morning that will continue to dip for the next couple of hours. look at the north bay, it's now 28 degrees. 44 in san francisco and 37 in the east bay and south bay. today it warms up to the low 50s and this is the same kind of weather we've seen throughout the week. hi

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