tv Today in the Bay NBC February 19, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST
today, remembering a fallen police veteran beloved by his fellow officers. we're live from the richmond memorial auditorium where the richmond police force will say good-bye to officer gus vegas. a string of sexual assault cases in berkeley. the department stepping up its search this morning armed with new information about how he's selecting his victims. plus, clearing up congestion on 580. a live look in dublin where drivers will have the option of cruising on new express lanes and for some folks it's free. "today in the bay" starts right now. good friday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> it's friday. the forecast cannot possibly disappoint and it it will not.
let's check in with kari hall with a look at your weekend forecast. good morning. >> good morning. starting out with cool temperatures and mostly clear skies and we will have changes as we go through the day especially with the north bay with scattered showers moving through. you can see the closer of rain well to the north and sizzling out as it moves farther to the south. we'll be talking about that. now it's 45 degrees in the it north bay and 50 in san francisco and the east bay. we're looking at highs this afternoon in the low 60s, pretty much like yesterday with some showers possible by the middle of the day. i'll talk about that and a look ahead to the weekend. that's coming up in a few minutes. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> right now, kari, as you would hope for, light volume of traffic and even lighter traffic for the morning commute than we have all week. 880 moves very well up past high street and we'll track anything that builds and drier roads and the map will show you nothing going on. a little slowing and a construction zone east 24 just
off of highway 13 and a smooth flow of traffic for the rest of the bay. i'm going to get another update on that. back to you. >> we'll check back with you. thanks, mike. 4:32. we begin with breaking news. dozens of people are dead after an airstrike in libya. "today in the bay" kris sanchez on the phone right now with our foreign desk and bring us a live update in about 30 minutes. also happening today a somber day for two different communities. thousands will gather for a memorial service for the richmond police officer recently killed in vallejo. >> bob redell live at the richmond auditorium. officer gus vegas touched so many lives. >> he did, laura and sam. not only as an officer with the richmond police department for 15 years. officer gus vegas was also very heavily involved in the lives of foster children. he was actually fostering a child at the time of his death
last week. officer vegas was shot and killed last thursday while off duty inside his home in vallejo. he heard a commotion inside his daughter's room when he opened the door. police say vega killed officer vegas. police arrested the suspect shortly therefore and the grandson was safe and take nn to custody at the time. from 9:00 this morning they will escort his body to the richmond auditorium and head west on 780 to westbound 80 into richmond. this is just a heads up if you plan driving in the area, could be minor traffic delays between 9:00 and 9:45. the memorial itself at 10:00 this morning here at the richmond auditorium.
that service is oepen to the public. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> we'll stay on top of the story throughout the day. our coverage will continue both on air and online. just head to nbcbayarea.com for the very latest. a possible break in the case of police investigating a sexual assault near the uc berkeley campus. berkeley police released this video of a man who could be linked to three assaults in the last week. they say his targets are asian women. first assault happened on february 11th at 9:00 at night. less than a week later a suspect grabbed at a woman. just 20 minutes later a third victim was attacked. many students are on alert after hearing about these incidents. they're now thinking about how to defend themselves. >> freaked me out a little bit. but it it also sent me to a place where i'm not sure if i can do anything about it like
besides make sure i don't stay out late at night. i have to go out, i have to go study. just a scare for me. >> officer os are working to see if the suspect is connected to a fourth incident that happened on campus back in january. 5:35 right now. did we mention this? friday morning. going into the weekend. >> which one of those is more favorable. kari, we saw the fact still some sprinkling of rain before we get to our weekend. >> some showers in the north bay as we go through the day. starting to see some of the showers well to the north of us and it it will take its time before it it starts to work its way to the south. we'll approach the next couple of hours. let's take it hour by hour as we do start to see some of the spotty, light rain by 6:00 in the morning around santa rosa and point reyes and heavy downpours moving through napa and approaching san francisco and we'll see that kind of sizzling out and may not even make it it into the south bay as
we go into this evening. we'll talk more about that and a look ahead to the weekend coming up in a few minutes. let's check in now with mike to see how the roads are moving. >> show you first the northbound side and this is just a few cars here. 101 at 680. the southbound side just a couple of cars and even fewer and no slowing on our map at the scene of the crash. southbound 101 at capital expressway. the latest is no major injuries. minor injuries at most. the car drove off down to the shoulder of the roadway and bumped into a wall, a retaining wall on the side there. that will be a distraction as flashing lights arrive and nothing else going on for the bay. you guys are talking about over here, the tri-valley. >> you got it, mike. help on the way for a typically very congested area. happening in the next half hour. the new 580 express lanes finally opening in the tri-valley. here's a live look now from one of our cameras in dublin. two eastbound lanes opening right now through livermore, dublin and pleasanton. the westbound lanes open monday
morning. solo drivers pay to drive in them but buses and motorcyclists can take them for free. coming up next, community leaders speaking out the tragedy of teen suicides. bay area city hire security guards as part of the solution. we uncovered records showing some of those guards preying on the community they were supposed to help. an investigative unit exclusivel
exclusive. centers of disease control looking at the tragedies of teen suicide. >> spent $700,000 over the past four years on security guards to protect teenagers. this morning, senior investigative reporter vicky nguyen uncovered. >> struggled since 2009 to deal with teens taking their own lives. their efforts to deal with the tragedy include track watch. the program where the city hired security guards to patrol the tracks. we have seen criminal records and arrest warrants some of the guards had criminal histories, including drug possession and theft and that some continue to commit crimes while on the job. police even arrested one guard accused of burglarizing multiple homes in palo alto during his shift. today leaders declined to be interviewed saying "they had no knowledge of the criminal background." the city has hired a new company
but just with val security relying on background checks on its guards. city leaders appeared destined to repeat their mistakes by not doing more to screen these workers. val security did not respond to our request for comments. you can see our full report online right now and we understand this is a sensitive topic. we have more information, including the number for a suicide prevention hotline that is all on our website at nbcbayarea.com. just click on the investigations tab. >> thauk. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, or always send us an e-mail to theun email@example.com. the details we have before today's announcement. got a tip for nbc bay area investigative unit? call 1 888-996-tips or e-mail
kind of doesn't even matter what the weather is. >> it is friday. >> but for those keeping track at home a raindrop or two here today, kari. but the heavy stuff was more yesterday. >> heavy rain yesterday, especially moving into the east bay. but today more of a north bay thing. as we take a live look from san
bruno mountain, a nice start to the day, it is cool, too. behind that cold front that moved through and taking a look at the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. we will have koppel raindrops today especially later on this afternoon. taking a look at the satellite radar. you can see we have rain farther to the north and as it continues to work its way to the south, a lot of that rain will be drying up. oakland and san francisco and 44 degrees in concord and check out livermore now at 42 degrees. looking at the potential of rain today. maybe a quarter of an inch in napa and then a tenth of an inch in san francisco and then look at how it drops off as far as how much rain we can see as you head into the peninsula, as well as the south and east bay. maybe a couple of raindrops just barely enough to be measured today. as we take it hour by hour in berkeley, we will start out at 50 degrees this morning and partly cloudy skies into the day. we will have that chance of rain starting at noon and into early afternoon as temperatures reach into the lower 60s. well, most of oous will see
upper and lower 60s and pleasanton is at 59 degrees for a high this afternoon. this first system moves on through with a cold front that will bring us a shot of some slightly cooler temperatures and it does warm up for the weekend. but here we go with another front that will be weakening and lifting to the north, once again. so, it it looks like after this we may have a couple of days of dry weather for this weekend. we will only see those highs reaching into the low to mid-60s for tomorrow. and then sunday a touch warmer, especially in the south bay where we make it it up to 70 degrees. take another look at the forecast coming up. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> very early on a friday and they're not causing any real slowing. that's good stuff. i want to take you over since things are so calm over to the tri-valley. the express lanes opening eastbound and just getting away from the dublin interchange and over towards tracy. for the morning commute, get
away friday folks tend to build up around 2:00, 3:00. let's look at dublin on the live camera and camera will have two express lanes open. that's the sign where you'll see how much things will cost and steph chuang will talk about that. >> all those drivers if you're driving a lexus, be prepared to get pulled over. >> you're wondering why and for the rest of the news before the bell we join landon dowdy at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, landon. >> sam and laura, good friday morning to you both. wall street look to yesterday's losses and stocks snapping three days of gains on thursday. the rise in ooil prices was offset by walmart and we get data this morning on consumer price inflation. the dow falling 41 points and the nasdaq down 46 to 4488. amazon plans a nationwide release for the untitled
romantic comedy and it will be in theaters this summer and then be available exclusively on amazon prime. if you drive a lexus be prepared to get pulled over. the lexus es300 sedan is the biggest ticket magnet with 33% of drivers reporting speeding and other tickets. traffic violations for more than 300 models and 323,000 customers over the past two years. also in the top five, the nissan 350z, dodge charger, volkswagen jet a jetta. >> maybe don't get the color red then if you do buy a lexus. new details now the formal announcement regarding the high-speed rail coming to san jose. part of a first leg set to happen some time this morning. san jose will soon be the grand central station, so to speak, of
the south bay. by 2025 the high-speed rail will take folks from san jose diridon station to bakersfield in less than an hour. >> like 40 minutes. >> well, that's good news for many folks who love to come to the bay area, but cannot afford to live in the bay area. the average home in santa clara costs about $1 million. the average home. this gives folks the chance to buy homes else where in california for much less money and still get to the bay area in a reasonable time. >> a lot more land in central california. 4:49 right now. 2016 and with the even year comes another hope of another world series championship for the san francisco giants and their fans. >> comcast sports net is with the giants in scottsdale. the first look at one of the big new faces to bring us that title and keep the streak alive back here in the bay. >> the one story we're anticipating the most with the giants is johnny cueto.
the free season off season acusition throwing on the mound for the first time as a giant. yesterday we got to see him on the field yesterday for the first time as a giant as they had their first workout cueto in the orange and black. bruce bochy says he's worth every penny. >> one of the elite pitchers in the game. love the way he competes out there and he does all the little things and holds runners, great stuff. we're very, very excited to have a guy like this. >> in talking with us, johnny cueto said one thing he is not looking forward to, hitting. not a big fan of it. he's going to focus on the pitching part. reporting in scottsdale with the giants, "today in the bay." >> stellar pitching. we'll key in on that. >> hoping for a good season. coming up, you most likely don't want to wake up to a skunk in your yard, but you have to wait to see what else this animal was into at a petaluma
home. first, happening right now we continue following that breaking news after a usair strike in libya that left dozens dead. our newsroom right now working with nbc to bring in pictures from the scene. kris sanchez going to bring us a live report in just minutes. we'll tweet updates as soon as they come in. bob richmond is in san rafael as a community gathering to say good-bye. we'll post updates on our website. in the meantime it, we're back in just two minutes.
weather tomorrow. couple scattered showers, though, today especially for the north bay and approaching san francisco. as we take it hour by hour, we do need the umbrella in the north bay in some spots by 6:00 and then there will be a line of some heavy rain moving through. 1:00 this afternoon approaching napa and then starting to weaken as it approaches san francisco and parts of the east bay and may not make it into the south bay, but we'll see if we'll get a little measurable rain as we go into tonight in san jose. taking it it hour by hour in san francisco. we'll only see the highs today reaching into the upper 50s with that chance of rain starting right around noon. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> kari, typical of this time of morning, especially on a friday. very light, very easy. i want to zoom in to a new incident on the chp report right around olympic boulevard right before the 24 interchange. reports of a crash there. sounds like all lanes should be clear in just a couple seconds and i'll track that with a minor amount of traffic.
meanwhile, the golden gate bridge we just missed the zipper truck. there it is right there mid-span and moving that center divide and getting ready for that morning commute. back to you. palo alto police trying to figure out if the burglary suspect they have in custody is responsible for other burglary crimes in the area. they arrested daniel williams yesterday. they say they caught him after a 90-minute chase hiding under a mobile home in neighboring east palo alto. it came after someone spotted him breaking into a home on edgewood drive yesterday morning and called police. he's facing charges of residential burglaries and resisting arrest. a discussion over condo security fences. homeowners held an association meeting last night and explained to police and one city official why they need the fences. 570-year-old man said he was attacked earlier this months by three girls right outside of his condo. >> pulled me down to the ground and i hit with my face here. i hit the ground and was
bleeding. cannot allow to protect ourselves, the police is understaffed. what we have to do. >> but city leaders have a different take on this issue. they believe that private streets should be used for public recreational purposes only. the idea is part of what is called san jose invasion 2040 adopted back in 2011. residents who live in the south san jose condo complex want to reverse that moratorium. an unusual rescue for a petaluma control officer. >> you have to bring those clippers for your nose. a skunk with his head stuck in a peanut butter smell. these are pictures from the put lima animal services facebook page. the officer says he wanted to keep a safe distance so he wouldn't alarm the skunk and its stink bomb. he quietly approached the situation and managed to pluck off the jar with no damage done. >> really? that's pretty amazing. >> very difficult operation.
it's 4:56 right now. coming up, a farewell to a fallen officer. a touching ceremony set for this morning to honor gus vegas. bob redell is going to join us live to show us how he will be honored in just minutes. pinpointing the man police believe is behind several sexual assault cases in berkeley. ramping up their efforts to catch him as they have new information on who he's targeting. got a tip for nbc bay area investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. nbc bay area, we investigate.
good morning, i'm bob redell take you live to richmond where in a few hours the community will come together to honor a police officer shot and killed last week. that story coming up. live in the tri-valley where drivers can cut down their commute time. that could start today. we have the it details on the new express lanes coming right up. and breaking overnight. a deadly air strike in libya kills dozens at an isis camp. what we're hearing from the u.s. government this morning. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning. a lot to get to on your friday. thank you for joining us, i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's get to that friday forecast with kari. good morning. >> good morning. grab a jacket as we head out today.
we'll only seeing the highs to upper 50s to lower 60s and we had some rain. we'll be moving into parts of the bay area. we can see the showers well to the north of ous that will be working into the north bay later on this morning and look at these temperatures. 53 degrees in san francisco while 44 degrees in the north bay. and highs reaching 59 in the city while the north bay is at 57 and low 60s else where. we'll talk about that chance of rain coming up in just a few minutes. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> kari, i kind of like it it cooler. we're looking over here northbound 680 and i told you i would check on the crash. two cars involved but some debris, unspecified what is in the roadway, but watch for that. they may have to have a traffic break to clear it. no clearing at the bay bridge toll plaza. as is the rest of your bay. i'll take you to the dublin camera. i want to show you this. westbound there is your commute. that is moving well. good number of cars and no real slowing. right