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and perfect timing for san francisco. there's another show taking place on the embarcadero. it it has nothing to do with football. "today in the bay" starts right now. a good thursday morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. unlike the story about the bay bridge, our forecast has everything to do with football. kari hall joining us right now and she looks forward to the weekend. nice weather on the way. >> yes, looking forward to a warm up, too. our temperatures chilly all week and nice to get the rain, but looks like that rain pretty much has moved out and any chance of it for the next few days. our temperatures are now in the mid-40s in the peninsula. upper 40s in san francisco. we're up to 58 degrees there and in the north bay, 62 and 64 degrees in the south bay. let's check in now with mike to see if there is any slow downs on the roads. >> kari, you might want to slow down highway 13. oakland 880 moves well and so
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does 580 on our maps. main roadways getting over towards the map. as you look at the map, including highway 13 are moving at the green level. that means close to the limit. but northbound heading up towards highway 24, we do have a crash and there's reports of someone getting out of their vehicle and some debris. that's just past the park. still watch for that. the rest of your bay an easy, light drive. we'll track things as they build. back to you. one place you often have your eye on, mike, the bay bridge. happening today as we take a live look at the bridge. in about an hour a lot of activity. the next phase of demolition expected to get under way on the old eastern span. "today in the bay" bob redell joining us with what we can expect. bob, crews working all day long and possibly more than that. >> good morning to you, sam. today begins the second phase of the demolition of the bay bridge which, unfortunately, is covered in darkness behind me. but this will involve the removal of a 500-foot long
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truss. it is a very large section of the bridge. if you're not familiar it is a section of metal that extends between the two bridge towers. basically a section of roadway and starting at 6:00 and just under an hour, workers will start lowering that truss where we are at right now on to a barge in the water below. cal trans installed pieces of equipment on either side of the truss to lower that large section of steel and lowers at a rate of 25 feet an hour and expected to take six hours. a barge will then take that truss to pier seven where it will be disassembled. now, a total of 19 trusses that need to be removed from the old bay bridge. you got these five 500-pound sections and it will take several months to fulfill all that and then on to the third and final phase which will involve demolition of underwater
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foundations. when that happens the old bay bridge will be gone forever. reporting live here, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thanks a lot, bob. 5:03. a live look at super bowl city this morning. kind of quiet right now before everything gets going. but all the fun will get under way later this morning. as the countdown continues we're now hard to believe just three days away until the big game. >> right around the corner. but it's not just fun, also forceful calls for change. as super bowl activities get under way in the city. homeless advocates are making sure their voices are heard on a national stage. >> "today in the bay" stephanie chuang live with how the city is reacting. steph? >> good morning, sam and laura. you had a pretty large group of protesters trying to get and funnel the attention of super bowl city to across the street at a tent city. they were trying to set up at the ferry building in front of the ferry building. that was the plan for disruption before last night's commute.
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>> you have one minute to disassemble the tent. >> yeah. so that happened. dozens of protesters gathered around super bowl city were met with officers in riot gear. police called their tent city plan an illegal and protesters held tents above their head, instead, while marching on the street. protesters are angry that they moved the homeless to help build super bowl city sometimes taking away their tents and pushing them to go to shelters. >> we're not, we're not providing the services. and just simply saying that the homeless people have to leave isn't going to solve anything. it's not, yeah, it's not a solution. >> the mayor's office has created a homelessness department and it's also set to open a new navigation center today at pier 80 which is big enough to house 150 people. outreach workers saying that people living in tents could bring their pets and belongings inside the new center, if they
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want. now, this navigation center is part of a bigger plan by the city to help give more shelter beds during el nino. the mayor's office said the city spends more than $241 million on the homeless each year, but what we're hearing from the homeless advocates is that they're pretty upset that the city is spending any money at all on this big sort of what they're calling party instead of them. live here in san francisco, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> thank you. a house went up in flames in san jose last night. fire quickly growing to three alarms as firefighters fought that fast-moving blaze. crews are forced to stay back about 100 feet because the second floor was at risk of caving in. it sparked shortly after 8:00 in willow glen neighborhood at a home on under construction. burning embers then jumped through a rooftop four houses down. firefighters managed to quickly put that out. the situation still extremely dangerous. pg&e also got involved because of the potential for downed
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power lines. crews were able to douse the flames by about 10:00 last night. no injuries reported and still no word on a cause. all new this morning, police are connecting an explosion at a vallejo mobile home park to an illegal hash lab. that explosion happened last night between highway 29 and highway 37. officers say one man suffered burns to his hands and his face. investigators now believe that he was making hash oil in a shed that was not properly ventilated and he blew the shed to pieces. the fire damaged three neighboring homes, as well. 5:06. an elderly woman attacked while shopping. two men are now behind bars accused of carjacking, burglary and elderly abuse. they are accused of pushing down an 87-year-old woman and taking her car and later burglarizing her home. it it all started about 1:30 yesterday when the 87-year-old woman was shopping at the westgate mall in san leandro. when she left her car, that's when the two men approached. we spoke to the victim, i should say, in a story you'll only see
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on nbc bay area. she recalled the horrific details of the attack. >> the young man pushed me down and grabbed my keys and took off with the car. they took a bank that had all kind of antique coins and stuff in it. >> police believe carjackers got her address from the registration in her car. a neighbor reporting a burglary in progress was able to write down the license plate of the get away car. it helped track down the suspect a few blocks away. the two men arrested are not being identified just yet but are on probation and could face gang enhancement charges. another attack this time in the north bay. a man accused of attacking two people in as many days now behind bars. william king beat and robbed a woman yesterday afternoon at the town center in fairfield. very popular center there. that woman is now in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. king is also accused of committing a very similar crime
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in vallejo just the day before. police eventually tracked him down yesterday and have arrested him. at 5:07. new crosswalk in morgan hill getting colorful response to its design. the city unveiled this installation a little earlier this week. they laid it it down last week which leaders say will hopefully direct visitors to major downtown attractions. at the intersection of monterey road and dunn avenue not far from highway 101. the city says the artistic runway was funded by an initiative by the nfl. hearing pretty mixed reaction but hear you find mostly positive. >> i think it's beautiful. it's gorgeous. better than the line. >> takes it from nothing, to something. you know, it may not have been exactly what i would have painted, but it makes it look better. >> certainly stands out. the new addition also raised safety concerns. what they're calling the playful
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crosswalk made of a material that will not get slippery in the rain. >> i want to hear what that guy would have painted it. not exactly what i would have done. >> it's interesting. draws your eye to it. >> it's eye catching. don't follow the yellow brick road, follow kari's road to temperatures. >> it's cool as the day gets started. mid up toer 40s heading out the door and let's get a closer look at the east bay right now. in brentwood 44 degrees and alamo 45 and hayward is at 46 degrees. so, after this cool start, it will feel much better this afternoon. especially with all of that sunshine and the light wind. in los gatos 55 degrees and 59 degrees in san carlos. we'll take a look at all the microclimates coming up and a look ahead to the weekend in a few minutes. but let's see what's happening on the roads now with mike. >> back to that shot we started with last time. oakland right by high street. and reports of a crash coming down the area and watching the
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stream of lights and you can't clearly see it and no disturbance there. we'll look at the map. reports of a crash coming down into the area southbound 880 right there towards high. northbound highway 13 approaching broadway terrace. still leaves debris in the middle of the roadway and maybe some slowing right there at the scene and not enough to really show up. your whole east bay and no problems south of fremont and look towards palo alto with an easy, light drive through the peninsula. send it back to you. >> of course, you're very trustworthy, mike. coming up next, the 49ers are still not in the super bowl. they are creating a buzz this week. controversy surrounding the team and it it also involves the girl scouts. back in the news and actually doing something very unusual. we'll show you coming up in "business and tech." this is not unusual. the democratic candidates are going head-to-head. this time only two of them take the stage. we'll show you what you should for as hillary clinton and bernie sanders take the stage.
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a good time to talk super bowl and politics. the final faceoff before the new hampshire primary last week. hillary clinton's final chance to take on bernie sanders face-to-face before the big vote on tuesday. kris sanchez has a view on what we can expect. a lot at stake here, kris. >> the first deit bait where hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been able to go head-to-head because martin o'malley dropped out of the race. both candidates have been in new hampshire since before the waw caucuses were called because you might remember they had to fly out ahead of a blizzard. according to the most recent poll there, bernie sanders leads
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61% to hillary clinton's 32% of likely new hampshire voters. about 400 polled by the university of massachusetts. they will poll the day before the iowa caucuses, the day of and the day after. now, clinton won that contest by less than 0.5%. a preview of tonight's showdown at a town hall meeting sponsored by cnn where the buzz was all about who is the tree progressive. that is the candidate who can best put the power of government to work for the people, particularly on the economic front. >> we share a lot of the same big progressive goals, but we have different ways of going about them. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pack and takes $15 million from wall street. >> how you will have more chances to hear clinton and sanders differentiate themselves from each other.
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the democratic national committee agreed to sponsor four more dedebates, including tonig. the clinton/sanders debate is at 6:00 on msnbc. you are watch on your mobile devices in case you're not home yet. laura? >> thank you so much. the war of words the republican side remains as intense as ever. >> you know these politicians are brutal. they're brutal. they are brutal. they are a bunch of dishonest. >> leading republican donald trump is up by double digits in new hampshire. he claims he could have won iowa, if ted cruz hadn't sent out questionable mailers and rumors that ben carson was dropping out. cruz says trump is just throwing another temper tantrum. in the meantime, rick santorum dropped out of the race yesterday and endorsed marco rubio. crickets this morning. no talking from a man once called the most hated in the world. >> scott mcgrew, martin shkreli.
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silent. >> he is called to testify before congress. here's video of the former hedge fund manager leaving court in brooklyn yesterday. this is one of the videos that i could ask what is different about this picture and it is that shkreli is not speaking. he is well known because he once raised the price of a drug by 5,000%. that's why congress wants to talk to him today about prescription drug prices. but he's likely to plead the fifth. that's not why he's in trouble with the law. he's in trouble with the law the way he moved money around. a previous company he had win involved in. he is being silent. he did say one thing after leaving court on twitter. he mentioned what muse he was listening to. yeah, listening to this garbage now at elliegouldinw one hit
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wonder. she had two number one songs. let's check your news before the bell. we turn to landon dowdy at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> that's exactly right, scott. good morning to you. stock futures pointing to a lower open after the dow and s&p faced a major comeback in yesterday's session. at its lows, the dow down nearly 200 points and our rally in oil helped to finish wednesday in the green. markets today will be watching earnings from conk co philips, dunkin' brands and on wednesday the dow climbing 183 points to 16336. the nasdaq down 12 to 4504. scott, back over to you. >> thank you very much. a statement he made yesterday when he said amazon would open hundreds of brick and mortar brick stores. he has since said he's not aware. we know amazon has a plan to open a few, at least. one in seattle and a couple of kiosks in some malls.
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it would be very weird to see the company that killed brick and mortar book stores open brick and mortar brick stores. >> wouldn't that be upgrade business move. you kill them and then you bring them back. >> i love it it. >> everything comes back around in style every so often. >> like the bell bottoms you're wearing today. >> wait to see those next. everything comes back in style. you know what else comes every year around super bowl time. these guys. the clydesdales. they have arrived. budweisers' famous horses spending the next 11 days at the anheuser-busch brewery. fans are invited to come see them in the brewery parking lot. that guy peeking out of that big trailer there. not to be outdone by the famous dalmatians, as well. making that an unadvertised stops. >> looks like you're wearing bell bottoms. >> the trend is coming back. >> forget your skinny pants. >> can we say release the hounds. you can't have the collides dly
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without the dalmatians. >> we have some perfect weather and i think we've really lucked out this year especially considering it has been so wet this winter and nice to get some rain back in the forecast. but it it looks like it pretty much dries up. the seven-day forecast is now coming up at the bottom of the screen and we're taking a look at the beautiful bay bridge. the lights going across and commuters driving on by with no issues this morning, except for the fact that you have it turn on the heater inside the car. it it is fairly chilly out there in livermore. it's 45 degrees and also 45 in napa. so, let's take it hour by hour in san francisco. we start out in the 40s and then make it into the low 50s under all of that sunshine by 11:00. we will only see highs in the upper 50s in san francisco, but there will be spots that get much warmer like in san jose. it's up to 64 degrees and embarcadero at 68 degrees and
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half moon bay also 58. in santa rosa, we're up to 60. 57 in oakland and san ramon looking at a high today of 62 degrees. so, we've had some weather systems moving by to start out the week. now, all of the rain stays farther to the north as high pressure builds and we will have highs reaching into the upper 60s to mid-60s by the start of next week. here's a look at our temperature trend. our average high is 6 degrees now. we've been below that for most of the week, but this afternoon we're up to 64 deit grgrees and tomorrow and low 70s as we head into the weekend with a lot of sunshine. if you're planning to get away and we'll have some beautiful weather for no matter where you plan to go in the region. in sonoma and wine country, highs in the low 70s and monterey. we're also looking at mid-0s today or tomorrow, rather. but low 70s heading into the weekend. and the santa cruz boardwalk
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will also feech arlature a lot sunshine. let's see what's happening on the roadways now and with mike. >> looking over here towards san jose. really nicely moving roadway. 101 just north of 62. see these signs pointing south towards los angeles that way. we look at the map and entire south bay without any real problem. word around fremont a dog running around the roadway and heading to mountain view or fremont high school. this is very early in the morning. very light drive here. move the map up and showing a smooth flow of traffic. a crash reported on 92 and it's not an issue for most of your commuters in san mateo hills and looking towards north 13 and an earlier crash leaves deit. talked about 92 and foster city side coming in towards the peninsula and easy flow and no shake for the camera. winds calm today. back to you. here's something that is controversial, coming up next, mike. the 49ers versus the girl scouts. controversy swirling around the team over what was supposed to
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be a dream event for the girls. a mea culpa from the san
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francisco 49ers this morning -- direcd 5:24. from the san francisco 49ers this morning directed at the girl scouts. the team is apologizing for backtracking on delivering a sweet treat. the girls signed a contract with the 49ers in september to host a sleepit over at levi stadium. the catch, they had to sell 50 cases of cookies over the next month. this week, the team canceled saying they booked a concert for the night of the sleepover. more than 1,200 girls were
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expected to attend the event in may. >> we're going to get to run through the tunnel and burst through a banner, celebrating their accomplishments. so, just cool. and girls were excited. >> but after public pressure, the 49ers back pedaled. the girl scouts can have the stadium for another night, not conflicting with the concert. the niners will also cover the cost of the event, roughly $70,000. now to an investigative unit exclusive with the big game coming up this weekend, the big question remains, will security be enough to prevent an act of terrorism? tonight, we investigate just that question. our investigative unit gained access behind the scenes at the regional intelligence center. and our uncovers a little known incident last year where a major security breach happened outside of last year's super bowl in the phoenix area. senior investigative reporter steven stock also sits down exclusively with the nation's homeland security secretary tom ridge. >> unfortunately in a 9/11 world
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it's all about managing the risk to the extent that you possibly can. you can never be so confident, so self-assured that nothing is going to happen. >> tonight, our investigative unit is going to show you how these intelligence experts are using new techniques that have been developed right here in the bay area to try and stop any attack before it it even starts. that's tonight in our special report at 11:00. you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call at 1-888-996-tips. send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. san francisco police chief wants to reintroduce the idea of equipping officers with stun guns. "the chronicle" reports told the police commission he'll include proposing tasers next week. the review was ordered mostly in response to a deadly police shooting in december. at the time, suggested tasers might have made the difference.
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suggested tasers in the past, but it's been shot down by citiers. coming up next, nothing stunning about this. protests on a national stage. the message homeless advocates here city are trying to highlight as thousands flock to san francisco for the super bowl. and a contagious bacteria at santa clara university. the event happening today that health leaders will hope will contain the spread of meningi s meningitis. 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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a good thursday morning on "today in the bay" thank you for joining us, i'm sam brock. >> let's get to that forecast and meteorologist kari hall. how are we looking? >> we are looking great. cool as we get the day started. temperatures pretty even across the board in the upper 40s, but into the day, we are looking at highs anywhere from 64 degrees in the south bay to 58 degrees in san francisco. a lot of sunshine this afternoon and the tri-valley. we're up to 62 degrees. we'll talk about those temperatures as they continue to warm up heading into the weekend. more on that coming up in the microforecast. but let's get an update on the north bay now from mike. go to san rafael. picking up a little volume and traffic. very subtle and typical for a morning commute. this thursday it looks really good here. show you the map and the innorth
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bay stretch shows you green sensors at the limit. mill valley, golden gate bridge. a similar case all around the bay. the bay bridge toll plaza shows a build up and should see the metering lights any second. an earlier crash leaves debris and maybe one car in the area and west 24, the earlier crash at pleasant hill should be just about cleared from the roadway. no other problems and no other deit lays, guys. back to you. happening today, a live look at the bay bridge this morning where the old eastern span will be taken apart starting in about 30 minutes. bob redell live with a preview of the work that will be happening throughout the day. good morning, bob. >> good morning to you, laura. just under a half hour. workers will begin the very, very delicate process of lowering a 500, four-foot section of the old bay bridge on to a barge in the water below. the section we're talking about is the 500 four-foot long truss on the western most part of the old pay bridge. the section closest where we're
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at right. at 6:00 this morning, the demolition crew will use so-called jack to lower the truss at a rate of 25 feet an hour. suspected to take about six hour complete. the barge will then take the steel structure to pier seven where it will be taken apart and recycled. now, this is just one of 19 trusses that will be removed over the next several months. there are four more 500-foot sections and the remaining are just under 300 feet. when all are removed, workers begin the third and final phase of demolition of the old bay bridge and that would be the removal of the underwater foundation that support those towers. reporting live here, bob redell, "today in the bay." . >> bob, thank you very much. that demolition on the edge of super bowl city and in public sight, so is this. right now san francisco super bowl city directly in the spotlight, as is the city's homeless problem. protesters stormed super bowl festivities making sure they're not being forced out. >> "today in the bay" stephanie
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chuang live at super bowl city with how they're trying to get their message across. steph? >> good morning, laura and sam. protesters expressing a lot of anger and frust and want to turn all the attention that is being focused on super bowl city on their cause. they sent up a tent city or tried to across the street to the ferry building so they could be seen and heard. but those dozens of protest iters didn't get very far in setting up that tent city. police called it an illegal encampment and officers in riot gear showed up and instead protesters decided to hold up their tents. some did it for a couple of hours to call attention to what they describe as bad and unfair treatment of the homeless. they said the city kicked out those living in their tents in order to make way for super bowl city. >> i certainly don't claim to have the solution to it, but i do think we need to put more resources towards it it.
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>> it's called human beings. where else are we going to go? >> now, separate of the super bowl conversation, the city began prepping for more shelter beds to protect homeless from el nino weather and starting today the city is set to provide 150 new beds at the new navigation center up here. 80 open to people living in the tents, who can also bring their belongings, pets and partners. on one hand the homeless advocates saying this super bowl city is what is causing them to have to leave the area. the city, though, is saying, look, we want it it to just make sure that you leave the tents to get warm under the shelters that were providing for you. the protesters are not done yet. planning or more action, including a march on saturday. live here in san francisco, stephanie chuang, "today in the it bay." >> thanks so much, steph. with so many people in san francisco for super bowl week keeping emergency dispatchers on their toes for longer hours. the examiner reports that the
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dispatch systems really had its share of glitches. in some cases the system even crashed and the backup system led to response delays. o far this week has been pretty smooth. mandatory overtime in effect with many dispatchers working at least 12 hours a day to keep up with a spike in calls. a disturbing situation for a tv cameraman from chicago who was robbed at gun point while covering super bowl events in san francisco. police say this happened on laumbard and hyde streets on tuesday night. that is in the city's russian hill neighborhood not too far from the main artery of san francisco. the photographer told police he was putting equipment into his car when two gunmen mugged him. he was not injured. details and female backpacker killed last october in golden gate park. three drifters from portland face murder charges in that case. the san francisco examiner obtained the autopsy report. medical examiners indicate the woman suffered injuries that she may have been struck or beaten
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before being shot. those three suspects are also charged in the death of a hiker in marin county. fall oo up on a homicide of a san leandro student. that case stands at $50,000. was shot and killed in his driveway back in december of 2014. police say ramirez was found dead in the front seat of his car and they believed the gunman allegedly mistook him for a nearby pot grower. ramirez was not tied to any criminal activity or to gang. this is the largest reward the city has ever offered. a popular san jose school leader is facing charges. he had a relationship with one of his students. jose gonzalez was arrested at his home on tuesday night. interim vice principal and also the coach for the baseball and girls' volleyball team. officers launched an investigation last friday after the school learned a 17-year-old girl had a relationship with gonzalez over the summer at his home. parents and students are stunned
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to hear the news. >> i just felt like shocked and puzzled because it's just something you wouldn't believe. i'm shocked, also. along with my daughter because he's very well liked by a lot of students. >> play baseball and it's just shocking. >> gonzalez is now on administrative leave as his criminal case plays out. happening later today, santa clara university is going to offer free vaccinations against meningitis to all its students. go get those shots, they're free. the vaccine clinic runs this fran from 2:00 to 8:00 tonight and again tomorrow from 10:00 in the morning until 6:00 p.m. all of this coming after two students were infect would the contagious bacteria. now, the university is reaching out to anyone who might have come into contact with the patient. >> we'll be monitoring. we don't know whether there will be additional cases or not. but our job is to catch them as soon as we can to ensure they get rapid treatment, if needed.
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>> doctors say that meningitis can be spread by sharing a drink or a cigarette or even talking closely. and it's an illness that can be fatal. the health deit apartment is asking any students who experience flu-like symptoms to see a doctor immediately. it's 5:38 right now. check the forecast with kari. a cool start this morning. >> a cool start and it will feel nice and mild this afternoon with a lot of sunshine. look at these temperatures now in the peninsula and the east bay. we're at 5 degrees and as we get a closer look autothe sout the . 42 degrees in gilroy starting out the morning at 38. so, there are still some very chilly spots. but highs today up to 63 degrees in morgan hill. and san carlos 59 degrees and the mission district at 57 degrees and napa 60 degrees and oakland 57 and livermore today up to 62. our temperatures continue to go as we go into the weekend. as we keep this dry weather,
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i'll deit tail that cotail that less than ten minutes. mike with an update on what is happening on the roadways. >> i wanted to show you the metering lights. they are on. folks are waiting and pausing making that incline move even smoother and see the backup on the incline start to clear. a smooth drive and it does show up for the sensors there. and looking over here highway 13 northbound direction and that crash still there and some debris but not a lot of slowing. green sensors all around the bay. a great drive right now. little bit of slowing for antioch and highway 4 and westbound is your typical commute showing your typical build. quickly show you san jose representing the south bay commute and easy drive for north 101 a little company and a little slowing. coming up next, it's not the final countdown, but it it is a final showdown. bernie sanders and hillary clinton squaring off in a debate tonight as we inch our way towards the new hampshire primary. a preview of what we can expect. plus, more layoffs in san francisco. what is going on and how worried
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can we be? we'll take a look coming up in "business and tech." here's a live look at super bowl city where many festivities are taking place. some top events you may be interested in. the puppy bowl begins this morning. today through sunday. dozens of puppies will hit the field and hopefully find their forever homes. then there's the madden bowl challenge happening at the mosconi center. top two madden nfl players. see them go head to head. the party continues with super bowl city nights. you can enjoy a live concert. the old school show featuring coolio and young mc. >> from gangster's paradise fame. join us on sunday morning. live starting at 6:00 a.m. we will definitely be smiling. we'll also have live updates for you throughout super sunday. please, join us then. a final face off before the new
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hampshire primary next decision 2016. our political coverage continues this morning. a final it faceoff before the new hampshire primary which is next week. hillary clinton's final chance to take on bernie sanders face-to-face before another big vote on tuesday. chris sanchikris sanchez has a what we can expect. >> hillary clinton leads in the national polling but after a win in iowa that was too close for comfort, she is looking for a win over bernie sanders in new
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hampshire. take a look at it. the most recent poll as a predictor. hillary whi hillary clinton will not get the lead that she needs. 61% of the likely voters polled by the university of massachusetts lowell and hillary clinton is about half. 32%. 417 likely new hampshire voters polled the day before and the day after. clinton won that contest. you'll remember and we did get a preview of tonight's where the buzz was really about who is a true progressive. in case you're not a political junky, we'll put it this way, a candidate that can best put the power of government to work for the people, particularly on the economic front. >> we share a lot of the same big progressive goals, but we have different ways of going about them. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pack and takes
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$15 million from wall street. that's just not professional. >> now, you will have more chances to hear clinton and sanders differentiate themselves on the other fronts, as well. the democratic national committee agreed to sponsor four more debates including tonight's. the clinton/sanders debate is at 6:00 on msnbc. if you're stuck in traffic or you are commuting still, you can watch it on your mobile device. laura? >> thanks so much, kri. 5:45 and happening today any championship team. don't spit on me when you say that. you're so french. well, the warriors, yep, break out the champagne, again. they are going to the white house. president obama will welcome every member of last season's championship team, even david lee who is now playing with the boston celtics. warrior fans certainly have not forgotten lebron james and the
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cavs that title back in june. quite the celebration. starts a little bit before 11:00 this morning. we'll, of course, stream it on nbcbayarea.com and also air it live during our 11:00 news. >> they say kiss the ring. steph says kiss the trophy. also happening today the nfl laying out some of its latest measures to try to prevent head injuries. the health and safety initiative set to hold a concussion forum here in san francisco. some of the inoos they're going to present include new helmetnology which we heard a lot about and a simple blood test that deit ziners say deittects traumatic brain injuries. that meeting takes place at 2:00. scott mcgrew is feeling a bit of disturbance in economic forces. >> scott, more layoffs coming this morning. >> medical records company is going to reportedly cut jobs in san francisco. not a lot, but we're starting to see dribs and drabs. yahoo! yesterday don't forget laid off. twitter laid off in october.
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go pro not laying off currently, but cut 100 jobs last month. it posted its first loss, by the way, as a public company last night. we'll talk more about go pro in the 6:00 hour. the point here is we're starting to see some trouble in some of the weakest and most vulnerable companies. that is, of course, the nature of business. but in a bubble even weak companies do well. add to that the general malaise on wall street. the dow fell more than 200 points wednesday before covering to the positive. some of that was higher oil prices. but a lot of it it was the solid belief that the feds simply cannot raise interest rates any more this year. that caused the dollar to go. you heard how strong the it dollar was compared to the euro, well not so much any more. that's bad news if you wanted to travel, because the dollar isn't as strong as it was. but it's good news for american companies who can sell their products for cheaper overseas. as for the health in the bay area economy a whole, it still
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seems strong. we'll watch for certain triggers. a hiccup in commercial real estate prices, that would be a big one. residential real estate tends to stay higher longer because homeowners just don't sell if they don't get the price that they want and south bay prices will stay longer. google, linkedin and apple all building massive new campuses and those people need to live somewhere. >> exacerbating a problem that is major issue for us. thank you very much, scott. when you build that house, what might you find in the closet. now a unique piece of history that still may prove to be some liquid gold. >> here's what laura is talking about. the owners of a oregon bed and breakfast decided to do remodeling in one closet. vintage scotch. the exact age still a mystery. no date on the labels, but newspaper found inside dates to 1930, which happens to be the peak of prohibition.
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the husband and wife lived there then begging the question, who hid that whiskey? >> on the blue prints it shows very distinctly that there is mrs. rogers closet and rogers' closet and this was in mrs. rogers' closet and i'm not pointing any fingers or suggesting anything here. just kind of interesting. >> maybe she was hiding it from mr. rogers. >> well, the b and b owners say the label held up as well as the scotch inside of them. they are hoping it is worth a pretty penny so they can cover their renovation costs. >> i might change it from a pink house -- >> to scotch house. >> prohibition era did alpone store some of his stash in the bay area. he was in alcatraz was he not?
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>> yes. >> probably not in his closet. >> all right. near alcatraz in the city of san francisco and all these activities going on, folks. carefully watching what the weather looks like. how is it it looking? >> it's cool to start. you need to bundle up as you head out. some of those early morning activities you may have a little bit of a chill and then into the rest day, it warms up nicely. we'll have some sunshine and we're taking a live look now at the golden gate bridge, which is not fogged over this morning. we will have clear skies throughout the day and as the seven-day forecast comes up at the bottom of the screen, you can see how warm it gets as we go into the weekend and the start of next week. so, we have to deal with this cool weather for a little bit longer. a now at 45 degrees and santa rosa 47 and san francisco now at 48 degrees. as we take it hour by hour in san jose, few clouds to start out the morning. by 10:00, it's 53 degrees and 58 degrees by noon. a nice day to take the lunch outside. low 60s this afternoon and then as you head home, the evening
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commute will be in the mid-50s. we do have a high surf advisory, so, for the folks heading to the beach, never turn your backs to the water because the waves will be high at times and that surf advisory continues into tomorrow. winds near the shore have been at about 20 miles an hour. the waves about four to five feet, but may pick up to about 15 feet once the winds increase later on today. we will have more high pressure creating some mild and sunny temperatures. mild and sunny weather into the weekend and then some warm temperatures in the low 60s heading into tomorrow for most of the bay area. then we start to see more 70s moving into the south bay. we'll also see those 70s spreading into the north bay by saen sunday and we're going to keep the 60s for san francisco and into parts of the east bay, but more widespread 70s heading into the start of next week. the warming trend is under way. as we into the weekend forecast, a lot more sunshine. and up to 74 degrees for the super bowl in the south bay. very warm temperatures.
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let's see what's happening on the roads as we check in now with mike. >> kari, looking over here. we're looking over here towards the san mateo bridge over the water moves very well. building up the volume a bit and eastbound is our concern right now. let me show you the map. two incidents reported on two separate bridges and, again, getting out to the maps looking towards the eastbound direction of 82 getting over towards 880. reports of a fender bender around the connector and dozen look like any back up on the bridge or on thuproach towards 880. 880 itself where the volume typically builds right now. looking over here towards the dumbarton bridge and another fender bender reported involving a pickup. the rest of your bay moves very well right now. no speed sensors slowing in any areas except for the bay bridge and the little bit we show you for 880 and san rafael southbound moves well and little build south of novato, back to you. the super bowl meets the symphony. the musical tribute and where you can see it.
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also happening right now, what are you rocking out to? well, hill ary clinton and berne sanders dwegearing up. experts who is carrying out more of a liberal agenda or progressive, as the buzz word is. talk about a strange trip on facebook page. chris martin's request to get to the super bowl ended with an unexpected speed bump. we're about to push out the nbc bay area morning weather alert. you can sign up for those alerts when you download our free nbc bay area app. four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth--
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the big game coming uph this weekend -- the big question remains. will sur right now an investigative unit exclusive with the big game coming up this weekend big questions remain about security and, specifically, will security be enough to prevent an act of terrorism. tonight we investigate that question. our investigative unit gained rare access behind the scenes at the regional intelligence center. and our team uncovers a little known incident last year where a major security breach occurred outside of last year's super bowl venue in the phoenix area. senior investigative reporter steven stock sits down with t homeland security director tom ridge. >> all about managing the risk to the extent that you possibly
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can. you can never be so confident, so self-assured that nothing is going to happen. >> this evening our investigative team shows you how these intelligence experts are using new techniques developed right here in the bay area to try to stop any attack before it ever starts. that story tonight in a special report at 11:00. have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call, 1-888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. a scary situation for a television camera man from chicago who was robbed at gunpoint. police say it happened on laum bard and hyde streets tuesday night in the russian hill district not far from highway 101. the photographer told police he was putting equipment into his car when two gunmen mugged him. luckily he was not hurt with so many people in san francisco for super bowl week, it is apparently keeping emergency dispatchers on their toes for longer hours. "the examiner" reports that the
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dispatch system has had its share of glitches, in some cases, the system even crashed and the backup system led to response deit lays. but so far this week has been fairly smooth. a mandatory overtime is still in effect with many dispatchers working at least 12 hours a day to keep up with the spike in calls. if you're a fan of pro-football or better yet, if you know the name what it means, you must know the music of nfl film. >> and all coming to life right now at davy symphony hall. the san francisco symphony's concert of championship show kicked off last night. it it is the symphony's tribute to super bowl week in the bay area. oakland raider hall of famer marcus allen emceed. show takes vintage football from nfl films and removes all the sound tracks and plays that music live. for fans it brings together both worlds. music and the gridiron. >> it's just amazing that they came together so i can have something for me and he can have
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something for him. >> i came here because nfl films is legendary. i mean, i've been watching it since the '60s. we grew up and we watched raider highlights. >> some poetry in motion or symphony in motion. some fans would tell you all that's missing is the voice of god, which they used to narrate those nfl films. tonight is your last chance to see the concert and it it begins at 8:00. right now at 6:00 from super bowl city to tent city. i'm stephanie chuang live in san francisco where they're trying to spotlight a homelessness crisis and how the city is responding. i'm bob redell with the next big step in getting rid of the old bridge. that story coming up. plus, an 87-year-old woman viciously attacked right outside of a busy east bay mall. we'll find out the deit tails from the victimself. "today in the bay" starts right now.
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and a very good thursday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. right to your forecast right now with kari. talk about a pick me up and how about a temperature me up, kari. >> cold this morning but warming up this afternoon. we start out in the 40s as you head out the door and now 50 degrees in san francisco. mostly clear skies in many spots and then highs today up to 64 degrees in the south bay. the north bay 62 degrees and san francisco 58. tri-valley looking at 62 degrees. so, we'll talk about this warm up on the way, especially this weekend. that's coming up in a few minutes. but let's see what's happening on the roads as we check in with mike. >> we're looking towards 101 and san jose where the earlier burst let on schedule for a thursday and see this burst kick in, once again, in a hour. as we look at your map, that is the only area with the slowing. there it it is showing up in a different color. and for the last week 87 has had

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