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end of an era. what's next for the embattled the end of a season and end of an era. what is next for the embattled 49ers after they can their head coach. not just the niners with an uncertain future. the big move expected today that will impact the oakland raiders. and the start of a very wet week. the midst of round one in a series of storms. we're tracking the latest as you head out the door right now. "today in the bay" starts right now. very good monday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> we start out with rain across the bay area and spotty light rain and we'll see that more
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widespread throughout the day and you're seeing bright yellows and little bit of orange there just off shore and that will be working into parts of the bay area as we go into the rest of the morning. so, off and on rain all day pretty much as our temperatures hold steady now in the upper 40s. we're looking at highs today making it into the upper 50s in the south bay and low 50s in the east bay. i'll detail what to expect as we have storm after storm this week. that's coming up in just a few minutes. but let's see if it's slowing down anywhere as we check in with mike. >> we have some folks waiting in the cash lanes and that's pretty typical right now and we don't have all the cash takers taking just yet. look at the map, we have the dpre green kind of sprinkled around. we'll watch the transitions. light traffic flow. but as we return to the new year and the new workweek, we'll see
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more folks at the toll plaza. >> thank you, mike. of course, we're tracking the storms on our app. download the nbc bay area map. you can watch our own radaron our phone or android device. top story this morning the search for another head coach for the 49ers is on. the team fired the head coach just after one season. "today in the bay" bob redell live at levi stadium. the change coming up now about six hours from now we understand, bob. >> good morning and happy new year to you, laura. we're talking about team ceo york expected to address the media at 10:30 this morning here at levi stadium to answer questions and, of course, address the issue of the firing of head coach jim tomsula after yesterday's win over the st. louis rams. that was the last game of the seas
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season. the niners won five games and lost the remaining 11. that is the team's worst season since 2007. york released a statement to the media right last night announcing tomsula's firing. jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years. he is a man of high character and his contributions on the field and always been greatly appreciated. this entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside jimmy. we wish him and his family great success in the future. >> now the 49ers will most likely look outside the organization to an offensive-minded head coach. someone like shawn payton, hugh jackson, chip kelly. the 49ers need a lot of changes and it has to start on the offensive side of the ball with a new head coach who can instill a winning spirit. >> and, laura, as you mentioned, this was tomsula's first season with the 49ers as head coach. he was brought onboard to fire
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the previous head coach jim harbaugh. harbaugh writing this cryptic message. do not be deceived, you will reap what you sew. >> thank you very much, bob. so, while we're talking a little football this morning what is next for the oakland raiders. we could find out more today when team owners are expected to file paperwork to move and relocate to los angeles. an nfl committee will then review the plans and make a recommendation. fans are hopeful the raiders will stay in oakland. we went to a watch party at buffalo wild wings in hayward yesterday where many had signs showing their support. sunday was the last raiders game of the season and they lost to kansas chiefs. a decision is expected in the coming weeks. what is next for both of these
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bay area teams, head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. we'll update the story with the latest information as soon as it happens. two people in police custody this morning accused of killing a palo alto man. shot neil gandler to death last week as he sat in his car outside a las vegas gym. investigators suspect he may have been killed during a robbery attempt. here's a photo of the victim from his business card. neighbors said he lived on a house in clara street in palo alto. we spoke to their friends who said they couldn't believe this would happen to someone with a promising future. >> he was a very warm, caring individual. it's devastating to me because he was a bright, young individual. very cheerful and i would never think that would happen to someone like him. >> the two charged. early on monday morning, but
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you know, some rain for this week. kari is tracking it for us. >> a lot of rain as we start out the week, we are seeing light showers today. the heavier rain arrives tomorrow. but we could see that we're not the only ones getting that wet weather to start out the first week of the new year. light rain now and it's very hit or miss, but the roads are still wet in many spots and starting to work its way from south to north. so, you haven't seen a lot of rain yet in the north bay and you will within the next hour or so and we will have some breaks in between. more spotty showers as we go into the afternoon. once again, a heavier rain moving in by tomorrow. so, today, off and on rain and still wet. a few peeks of sunshine may come out with a high of 56 degrees in los gatos as well as burlinggame. and in the north bay 53 degrees and oakland 57 and san ramon at 54 degrees. we keep these temperatures and the rain. i'll show you that coming up as we go through the week. let's check in now with mike to see what's happening on the
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roadways. >> good morning, kari. bay bridge toll plaza. once those toll takers all arrive on staff then we have the lanes clearing up. no more backup for the cash lanes and slow a bit. look, water on the lens and water on the roadways. another live shot from the north bay shows you, as kari is talking about. not getting hit with the rain, but the leftovers. ponding and puddling and a nice, easy drive. you're at the limit for pretty much your entire commute. >> thank you, mike. coming up next, a wildlife refuge in oregon surrounded by armed protesters. their demands and why they're vowing to stay as long as it takes. taking on gun control. the controversial action expected from president obama today.
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at 4:40 a developing story. armed protesters taking over a national wildlife refuge in oregon and they plan to stay there as long as it takes. they took over the national wildlife refuge saturday. this following a peaceful rally over the prison sentences handed to two local ranchers. they face prison time for lighting fires on federal land. the two men served their five-year sentence but a judge ruled that was not long enough. the protesters want them to go free. >> let us be civil and as gentle as possible, but we should be as firm as necessary. >> the group is led by the son
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of cliven buddy, the nevada rancher known for his 2014 standoff over grazing rights. also happening today, president obama will tackle gun control. the president will meet with attorney general loretta lynch to talk about what steps he can take unilaterally to stand gun violence. he sex pected to use executive action to strengthen background checks for gun purchases. 4:41 right now. in just a few hours workers will return to the deadly site of that rampage. a husband and wife killed 14 people back on december 4th. police later killed the two attackers in a gun battle not very far away. the governor and other state and local leaders will be on hand attending a private memorial service in nearby ontario as work gets back under way. the conference center, the site of that shooting remains closed. coming up, taking on the
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federal investigation now under way taking a closer look at the water bottling operation in southern california and its impact on the environment, when we come back.
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traffic and weather will go together brilliantly this week because of the rain. >> yes, it is going to be a soggy one. windshield wipers on this morning. you may want to go ahead and check them before you head out and make sure they work because they will be put to work this week. as we take a live look out now
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in san francisco. not a lot of rain going on yet, but we will see that as we go into not only today, but the next several days as the series of storm systems move into the bay area. you can see that the rain that we're seeing now pretty scattered and mainly light, but then as we get a closer look, it's moving from south to north just streaming in. and not all of us have seen it yet, but you may notice the roads are wet as you head out. temperature wise we're at 45 degrees and in oakland it's 49 degrees san francisco. 48. so, it's cool, but it's not as cold as we've seen lately. and the rainfall estimate, this is just for today. we will have some trace amounts of rain for the south bay and quarter of an inch in parts of the north bay. taking it hour by hour, some showers in san francisco at 7:00, 8:00 and then mostly cloudy skies throughout the rest of the morning. we will see the rain returning as we go into this morning at 2:00 more showers coming down
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and if it's raining, you may be able to wait a while and then it stops. more storm systems rolling in and it looks like the possibility of four storms rolling into the bay area during the next seven days. off and on showers. by wednesday the next round moves in mainly late tomorrow morning into tuesday or into wednesday, rather. then as we go into the end of the week, we will have a little bit of a break on friday before we have more scattered showers on sunday and it looks like it doesn't end there. so, the rain outlook for the next seven days at least brings us an inch and a half to two inches and may be a little bit higher as you head to the far north bay. so, we'll keep you up to date on when exactly you can see that rain and how much is coming up as we go into the next few days. let's chk in with mike and see what's happening on the radar. >> we're looking at what's going on above the roadways and leaving this, the green that we see on our maps as far as the
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green highlighting. damp, roadways in many parts of the bay still. continuing for the next week. a smooth drive as far as the green speed indicators, as well. now the traffic flow goes this way towards the bay bridge and as you're back to work, you're back home from vacation and back to the oakland shot. we'll show you past the coliseum and the warriors are home, as well, tonight. slowing past the coliseum prework and post-work. the return for the commute starts today. >> thanks a lot, mike. boy, it looks like a tough day on the markets this morning. >> that's right. want to check the news before the bell with landon dowdy this morning. good monday morning to you. >> scott and laura, good monday morning to you both. you're right, wall street looks to start the new year on a negative note following big declines and futures pointing to a sharply lower open in the u.s. being sparked in part by china where trading was halted today after stocks fell 7% and analysts point to a report showing weakness in china's manufacturing sector for a tenth
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straight month. investors worried about the slow down in the world's second largest economy and on thursday the dow falling 178 points to 17425. the dow posting its first negative year since 2008. meanwhile, fidelity is dropping its long-time credit card partners. the mutual fund giant has 24 million customers will team with visa starting today. the alliance will provide consumers with visa branded cards and fidelity is keeping its 2% cashback program. the switch is setback for american express its exclusive deal with costco last year. the milk for your morning coffee may soon cost a bit more. freak blizzard killing more than 30,000 dairy cows. warning of a milk short nl because fewer cows and road closures kept trucks from reaching farms. scott and laura back to you. >> 0,000.
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that's amazing. thank you. we do have some breaking news just coming into our newsroom. police are telling people in the peninsula to shelter in place after a downed tree caused a gas leak. it is happening on laurel street. the tree is said to be blocking traffic. while police say no immediate danger, they are asking people in the neighborhood to stay indoors until they manage to fix that problem. we have a crew headed to the scene, as well. we'll bring you an update as soon as they arrive. the federal government taking a serious look at nestle's water bottling operation. nestle bottles the arrowhead brand of water in the san bernardino national forest. groups are suing saying the permit for the option expired decades ago, but nestle says it's still good because it applied for the renewal before it expired. the groups filing the suit said
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they are sifling out 76,000 gallons of watt arday. the water evaporation and the drought are having a terrible effect on the area. analysts are saying gas prices should go down across th country this year. about 15 cents a gallon. this is already off the low prices we saw back in 2015. in fact, they say the average person saves about $700 on fuel last year and there continues to be a glut on the market. >> so, even when prices go up as they always do in the first quarter, we don't expect them to reach the heights that we had seen in 2015. >> we're starting off the new year with gas prices down about a quarter from where they were at this time last year. here's a look at the prices here in the bay area. just like that analyst said they're up here the start of the year. price jumped 2 cents a gallon in the past week. the average price in san francisco $2.81.
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that's up 1.08 cents in case you're counting. in oakland and san jose the price is up 2 cents. coming up, a toxic beauty. the alarming new study that reveals what may be really lurking inside the iconic fog. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail theunit@nbcbayarea.com. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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and welcome back to you on this fine monday morning. a lot of rain in the forecast. let's check in with kari. >> wave after wave. as we start to see a few scattered showers moving in today, the first round some
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light rain and then heavier rain moving in late tonight. here we are 1:45 in the morning and we see these yellows and reds indicating some heavy downpours and then it moves off to the east. a few breaks as we go through the morning commute, but still some scattered light showers throughout the day and there will be some breaks. at times some sunshine peeking through. wednesday morning, there will be another one and another one right behind that. so, we'll keep you up to date on all of this. let's check in now with mike to see how it looks as you cross the gold golden gate bridge. >> i need to make sure my kids have their rain jacket when i pick them up at school all week. you have to pick up the cones which they did and moved the center divide. smooth drive right now past these cones into san francisco. look at your map. wet roadways. the green highlighted on both sides and all sides of the bay may show slick conditions. watch the on and off ramps and an easy drive right now 580 out of the altamont and just a
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slight build, but traffic should be back this week. back to you. a firefighter is recovering this morning after he was hurt after battling a house fire in vaccaville. two people and five dogs escaped and the house was destroyed. took crews almost an hour to bring the fire under control. this is just off 80. crew husband to use water tankers because there aren't hydrants in the area and they're looking into why it started. besides leveling the home, the fire destroyed five cars. a water main break is flooding homes in kensington right now. happening near blake garden on arlington street. east bay mud said a cast iron main broke and the water also damaged the road. it cut off the water now in order to make repairs but it's going to be several hours before that water is back on in the area. neighbors tell us this is the third time a water main broke in this spot in the past several years. angry neighbors on the peninsula will have a chance to air their concerns about what they say is a big noise spike in in the skies above.
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the reason is we reported on this many times, more noise from a change in flight plans and paths on airplanes coming in and out of sfo. complaints have gone up dramatically. tomorrow residents will hold a town hall meeting with airport leaders in pacifica to look at possible changes. another public meeting held at sfo itself on thursday. it is 4:56 right now and turns out one of san francisco's most breathtaking sights carries a hazardous material. "the chronicle" reports that fog can also carry with it toxic mercury from the burning of fossil fuels. scientists say mercury levels contained in the fog may be 20 times above mercury levels found in rain. the same scientists also say it's still a relatively small amount and poses no health danger. a drone may have sparked one mystery in san francisco reportedly left neighbors in the dark. this happened yesterday.
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"the chronicle" said the neighbors heard a pop and 30 nearby residents lost power. a man showed up admitting he lost control of a drone at a nearby playground. that man and his drone left before pg&e crews got to the bottom of what actually happened. the hunt is on for a new coach. a win to end the season and the niners fire head coach jim tomsula. plus, we're in the middle of a series of soakings headed to the bay area this week. we'll take a live look at san rafael and how much rain we're expected to get. 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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the 49ers coachconned. reaction and what is nextt for the team as they put an end to an era. a big step expexed today for the raiders as the move to southern california becomes closer to reality. the ginning of what is expected to be a very wet week. we're tracking the latest on a series of storms headed our way. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us, happy monday morning. i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. the rain is coming our way, as
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well. palo alto already a wet start to this morning's commute and the raindrops are just beginning. >> right now round and team coverage back-to-back on the soakings and kari hall, first, tracking all kinds of different storms. >> good morning. this first one is light with scattered rain moving from south to north as we go through the day. so, you've seen the rain in parts of the south bay and you head out the door and may not be raining now but the streets and the sidewalks are all wet and you have to turn on the windshield wipers as the cars in front of you kick oplittle bit of water. in the north bay, you haven't seen much of it yet, but as you can see on the radar, it is moving in. temperatures mid to upper 40s and heading up into the upper 50s in the south bay. san francisco up to 54 degrees and the peninsula a high of 56. rain today, tomorrow, wednesday, thursday, as well as saturday. i'll give you all the details coming up. but let's see what's

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