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combin combined years. facing a judge. a man accused of killing a young san jose mother scheduled to make his first court appearance today. he wasn't supposed to be in this country in the first place. i'm stephanie chuang live in berkeley where police are reporting frat parties on the same night. the details we're learning this morning coming up in a live report. a live look at the glistening bay bridge this morning after record-breaking heat. some changes are coming our way and they could impact your weekend plans. your full forecast, right now on "today in the bay." a very good friday morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. that is what we like to call a tease there. check in with meteorologist kari hall. >> good morning. felt like spring the past few days and we're getting ready to head back to winter. as we go into the next couple of days with more cloud cover and a
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few spotty showers, especially for the north bay. we will continue to have temperatures will be a little bit cool. we will see the fog in the peninsula now as well as the north bay. watch out for patchy fog as you go out this morning and looking at highs today up to 70 degrees in the south bay. we will have a chance of showers in san francisco, as well as the north bay. i'll detail that and what to expect this weekend, but let's get a look at what's happening on the bay bridge now with mike. >> we have the metering lights on. that's not a surprise over at the bay bridge. friday folks were hoping that wouldn't be on and the backup there. 880 past the coliseum, i did catch with the live camera a car that pulled over to the shoelder and then left the scene shortly therefore. no slowing that is where the incident was for hp. slowing south of there as you travel down through union city with the nimitz freeway. over here the dublin interchange is not the issue. but you see from our speed sensors, it may actually be further south. in towards sunol and getting over the hill by fremont because
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of the slower pattern there and accident in the middle of the roadway for south 680. south of there, the recovery continues for northbound 101. a crash over at oakland road does look like it is over in the shoulder and a slower drive from 680 up to that scene. the rest of the south looks really good. happening today in court and facing murder charges. the man police say killed his girlfriend, a young mother from san jose set to make his first appearance in the hayward courtroom. >> kris sanchez live in hayward with new information about this suspect. kris? >> good morning to you, laura. we know now that esmid pedraza was in this country illegally and they were in the process of deporting him when he allegedly killed his girlfriend. he is due in court today as you said to be formally charged with the death of his girlfriend, 22-year-old stacey aguilar whose body was found last saturday. she had been shot several times. aguilar and pedraza were seen
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leaving a party the weekend before. her mother told our partners that she believes pedraza beat her. we confirm with i.c.e. officials before he was taken into custody on february 16th that he was to be deported back to mexico for a dui charge. now, i.c.e. bput a formal requet into alameda county so that he could be turned over to i.c.e. for imdwramigration action. we found that alameda county will only notify i.c.e. before releasing suspects if they have serious gang convictions or terrorist affiliations. we don't know if that is the case with esmid pedraza who is due at court at 2:00 this afternoon to answer to those charge sdmrz thank you very much, kris. 16-year-old boy is in the hospital this morning after he was shot in west san jose. happened just before 7:00 last
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night not far from 280 and police say three suspects took off the screen scene, possibly getting into a red car. the teenage victim is expected to be okay. no word yet on a motive. wanted for sexual assault and attempted burglarly. santa clara police are looking for a man who may be targeting women in the same neighborhood. all of this coming after two terrifying incidents happened in just two weeks at apartments on hope drive in santa clara. it's not too far from the river mark plaza. officers released this sketch of the suspect described as a 30-year-old balding man. a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted in the bella vista apartments back on february 13th. a week later, another woman said that she scared off an intruder at her home. police hope that people can also identify the suby his voice. >> now, when we get called, we want to know what they look like and if they said anything to
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you. >> police believe that both incidents are connected. in the meantime, they're stepping up their paroles around the area. a campus-wide warning is going out to students at cal this morning after four women claim they were drugged at two separate fraternity houses over the weekend. >> stephanie chuang joining us live from berkeley this morning. steph, not just the reported druggings but a sexual assault reported at one of those parties. >> that's right, sam and laura. now berkeley police are investigating and the two investigations are focused here on piedmont avenue, which is also known as fraternity row. one of them happening at the fraternity house over my shoulder where two female students said they were at a party when they were drugged. if you look down the street on the corner the fiji fraternity house and two other female students reported they were drugged at a party there the same night on the 19th. it is unclear if it was one of those two women or somebody else but a person reported to university police that a sexual assault also happened in one of
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those rooms between 12:00 and 12:45 in the morning. by the way, this is a fraternity not officially sanctioned by cal. other reported druggings at a fraternity this school year. a campus police alert from october 29th warning that one or more people may have been drugged at an unnamed fraternity. at the time police said they had little to investigate unless a victim came forward. for a bigger picture, we also have recent crime data from the university that shows a big uptake in forcible sex offenses at off-campus sites and seven in 012 and that jumped to 17 the next year. also a new category of report crime for 2014p this morning we found there were 15 reported rapes on campus in 2014. 13 of them in student housing and 14 reported rapes off campus. now, cal has said that it'sed resources to helping students with reporting sexual assaults and university police also expressing, you know what, these are sensitive in nature and reporting will remain
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confidential. live here in berkeley, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." . turning to decision 2016. >> anyone who cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants. >> republican candidates all tried to shine in last night's debate. their last one before super tuesday. in the slugfest they traded jabs and jokes. ted cruz and marco rubio attacked donald trump left and right. >> repeat himself five times four weeks ago. it was a melt down. in the meantime, dr. ben carson couldn't get any air time. eduard lawrence will bring us the highlights at 7:30. >> maybe a bit of both. happening today, big name in the bay area, someone once rumored to be in the presidential mix for a while.
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vice president joe biden. he'll be in san jose for the california democrats convention. a key note address to more than 3,000 people at this weekend's event. the conviction kicks off at noon today spotlighting tax health for the working people and that's right because we do have taxes right around the corner here. part of spring. >> that's fun on a friday, sam. >> i don't mean to bring you down. lets pull it back up, again. did you notice he was wear his shades out there. when you come to california, youlsh usually you do. overcast skies? >> more clouds today and even a couple of spotty showers for parts of the north bay. it won't be as sunny as it's been and it won't be as warm, even though we do have some mild temperatures to start out the day in oakland it's 52 degrees and 53 degrees now in san francisco. our temperatures coming down a little bit closer to average for the end of february. 71 degrees in san jose. still above average there. 67 degrees in palo alto and the
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marina district at 59 degrees and in petaluma and 66 in oakland today and dublin looking at 68 degrees. so, as we go into the weekend, it stays like this, but we'll get more sun. i'll talk about that in a few minutes. mike, situation in the north bay. >> first of all, san rafael, this doesn't stink just shows a slower drive that is developing as you approach north san pedro road. north bay now. north of there as you're coming past the novato. someone called in and said a truck driving south there is spilling sewage out of the back of the truck. i don't know how they know it's sewage forsu sure. avoid the area. meanwhile, the rest of the bay, a pretty light commute. the toll bridge toll plaza. the crash southbound 680 coming down through the sunol area somewhere between 84 and i say probably because the report is at highway 84 but all the slowing is just south of there. we see general slowing starting
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to move now but they may have cleared that from the roadway. i'll get an update from chp as soon as they have time to give us that. meanwhile recovery north 101 and sticking around a little slowing after the crash at oakland road and this is friday light for the rest of silicon valley. >> you hear people say that commute really stinks. >> it really does up in novato. u.s. ramping up its tour against isis by launching on the internet. we'll explain, next. i'm bob redell and live in san jose with why petroleum analysts think the price of gas could go up from 20 to 30 cents a gallon. that story coming up. gas prices on the rise... thiwe.
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gas prices on the rise this weekend prices could jump by 30 cents a gallon. >> bob redell with the reason behind the looming hike. good morning, bob. >> we're still a little a was off. maybe three to four weeks after a conversation we just had with a patretroleum analyst and the n reason there's going to be a jump at the pump is that refineries will soon be switching to the summer blends of gasoline. each year refineries produce a different blend of fuel during the warmer months. a blend that evaporates slower in the east. but the summer blend is more
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expensive than the winter blend which is why we could feel it in the water and fill it first with an expected jump of around 30 cents a gallon. here in northern california, we'll feel it towards the end of next month. >> it could be 15 to 30 cents. time will tell as we progress rest assured a bump up the pump for northern california. it's just a matter of time. >> so, in the meantime, we get to enjoy what us here in california considers to be relatively inexpensive gas. the latest numbers from aaa. the average prices of gas and you can san jose and oakland averaging around $2.30. san francisco they always pay more than us. they're at, when i say us here in the south bay, san francisco is at roughly $2.50 a gallon
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versus about $2.66 a month ago. keep in mind, those are average prices. look here at san jose 76 and already approaching 2.60 mark. ware not at $3 a gallon which seems like the norm. but, who knows, they could be coming back. reporting live here in san jose, bob redell "today in the bay." >> one year ago it was $3.08. public comment turning into fiery debate a proposal for a new mosque in santa clara county drew a packed mosque. the south valley islamic community needs a place to worship and wants to build in san martin right along monterey highway. the mosque will serve 100 families but many people in the area are against it. >> the size of the project far exceeds anything we've ever had. >> they are not all going to be in the mosque all the time at
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the same time. >> as for last night's meeting, no action was taken. the county is going to next conduct an environmental impact review. it is 6:16. the u.s. military is turning up the heat on isis. the latest front is cyberspace. the defense department is launching a new and aggressive campaign with cyberattacks against isis. knock out as a recruitment tool. u.s. officials are staying silent on specifics of the plan, but the goal is to prevent isi from distributing its propaganda videos and online financial transs. mark zuckerberg is investigating his own employees. he reportedly scolded them this week for crossing out the phrase black lives matter and writing all lives matter on the walls of the melo park headquarters. crossing out the message and is now encouraging his workers to
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attend a town hall to educate themselves about the black lives matter movement. some magic in orlando yesterday surrounding stoef cep curry and the warriors. >> they are now 52-5 on the season after beating the orlando magic 130-114 yesterday. but the headline, what a shock. that man right there. 51 points for steph curry. he now stands alone in the nba record books. 138 straight games with a three-pointer that beat kyle korver's old record that includes that shot from half-court. all he could do is just kind of smile and dance it off. >> he makes it look so effortless. >> yeah. all that half-court shot last night and it was just amazing. just simply went in. >> it's like a magnet. >> but you know as scott talked about. it's not a video game because the video can't can't do that. >> you can't do that.
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>> he was 10 of 15 from and that is just absurd. >> that's the talent. >> we are very joyful about the fact that we have the weekend right on the doorstep and nice weather and rain in the works. >> little bit of rain in the north bay for the most part later on this evening and take a look at this start to the day and an amazing sunrise, once again. a few more clouds this morning as we take a look over the bay bridge. temperature 53 degrees in san francisco. you still need a jacket as you head out. little bit cooler and not as warm as the past few days and south bay 51 degrees. a look now closer in the east bay and in dublin it's 48 degrees and 52 degrees in alamo and walnut creek at 50 degrees. north bay at 56 degrees. as we go hour by hour temperatures reaching into the mid-60s in palo alto. by 1:00 a mixture of sun and clouds and over the next seven
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days that forecast up at the bottom of the screen, you can see, we'll bring it down a few more degrees and start to warm it up next week with a couple chances of rain. we will have scattered light rain today. here's a look at the timeline. we start to see the wet weather by 7:30 this evening. we're just expecting a mix of sun and clouds. later on tonight, we have a chance of some of that rain making it into san francisco and parts of the east bay and then it looks like it just dries up. before it makes it into the south bay. even though the system won't bring us much in the way of rain, it will bring in some higher waves. there is a high surf advisory and some long period swells and some sneaker waves, as well as rip currents we'll have to watch out for not only today, but this weekend. if you're taking advantage of one of the many vacation spots or just place to relax in sonoma, today we will have that, once again, slight chance of rain and temperatures in the mid-60s and upper 60s tomorrow and then on sunday we'll have a slight chance of rain, once again. monterey stays rain free.
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high temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. and in santa cruz, we're looking at 71 degrees today while saturday, 70 degrees and 68 degrees. a few more clouds on sunday. as we go into the next several days, it looks like we only have, once again, a chance of a hit or miss shower. spotty rain. again on sunday and then into next week. we will start out dry. temperatures warm up and we'll have a more significant chance of rain moving in next thursday and it looks like after that looking at some of the and looking forward to that. looking forward to what's happening on the roadways now. here's mike. >> bay bridge toll plaza looks all right. the bay bridge metering lights are on and noes as you approach out of the maze and east shore freeway and coming up out of oakland we're tracking this. a series of reports around the coliseum and some debris reported. haven't seen any traffic breaks but this activity may be aal distraction. i want to show you another issue, this is sunol and live camera showing you the jam up
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and taillights lined up southbound. look at that, a few of the taillights move quickly. and they are car pooling and that jam up continues down and around and, indeed, the crash was south of highway 84 and around sheridan and slow you down towards fremont. look at the map, that crash is blocking one of the middle lanes right now. we're still trying to get the right size tow truck out there and backup through pleasanton and sunol and merging with highway 84. that will be the big issue for the tri-valley. very unpexected for friday which we expect to be light. even 101 northbound is starting to clear up after the earlier crash over on shoulder and now getting some activity moving that from the roadway at oakland road. >> thank you, mike. coming up next a south bay teacher behind bars accused of having sex with a student. but it's how parents found out that is raising eyebrows this morning. good morning, coming up on "today" what we're learning about the suspected gunman in
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that tragic workplace shooting in kansas. we'll hear from those inside that factory. teaming up on donald trump at the final debate before super tuesday. will it be enough to slow the frontrunner's momentum? we'll ask senator rubio when he joins us. those stories and your complete guard to the oscars. the controversy and the stars and the wide-open races. my internship on the set of amy schumer's hit show. why i have a lot of things to learn including fire watching. my school reunion's coming fast.
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out of kansas is mning - where we are getting our a developing story out of kansas this morning where we're getting our first look at the gunman accused of killing three people and wounding 14 others before he was shot dead by police. police say cedric ford drove through two kansas towns yesterday and fired at people before continuing his rampage at his workplace. court records indicate that ford had a criminal background stretching back to 1996. an officer being hailed a hero this morning for saving many lives by going it alone shooting and killing the gunman. no word yet on ford's motive. accusations have a san jose teacher in jail. >> paolo reyes joining us live with the latest on this investigation. how did this come to light? >> good morning, sam and laura. that is the interesting question here. it turns out, it took a call
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from concerned parent to find out already knew that one of their teachers was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student and zachary drew was booked into the main county jail yesterday. he is facing three counts of sexual intercourse with a minor and three counts of lewd and acts with a minor. the student is 17 years old they found out school administrators already knew of the situation and had completed their own internal investigation. a letter was sent to parents by the principal yesterday saying only that a teacher has been arrested for inappropriate activity with a student. that they are cooperating with police and that a third party investigator has been hired to look into the matter. but it's not clear how long drew had been looking at the school or what his exact isignment was. they have 300 students and we're waiting for the doors to open this morning to find out why there was a delay between the
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time they found out about this and the time that police found out. reporting live from south san jose, paolo reyes. >> sure is unnerving for those parents. ditching daylight-saving time. what do you think about it? the reason one san jose lawmaker wants to do away with it altogether. i'm chris sanchise in hayward where a suspected killer will be in court to face charges of killing his girlfriend today and federal officials, immigration officials will be paying attention to. we'll tell you why. >> first of all this guy is a -- i'm eduard lawrence in washington and i'll show you the fireworks coming up.
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when they thought they should westart saving for retirement.le then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can.
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it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. =laura/2sh= a change is coming our way -let =wx at wx ctr= =wsi full= =wx toss trx= =trx at ck= as we head into the weekend and also a chance of rain and more cloud cover as we start out the day with this weak storm system that is approaching, it will bring in rain later on this eepg to parts of the north bay. starting out with fog this morning and you can see it on the camera in daly city and the peninsula and golden gate bridge with temperatures in the lore 50s and highs topping out at 62 degrees in san francisco and 63 in the north bay and the tri-valley today up to 69 degrees. i'll talk about that chance of rain and what we can expect as we head into the weekend.
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mike has a heads up for those drivers going through sunol. >> bigger issues right here. south 680. look, it is jammed up for all but the hot lanes. they are carpooling or paying to get by. that is the one lane going through the area south through sunol and map from pleasanton past the merge and down past the sheridan report of a crash. hit and run crash and there is now a big rig, i believe, still in one of the lanes there causing all the slowing heading down towards fremont. that is a big problem. a lot of folks not happy about that. if you did see something, a lot of folks to report what they did see for that hit and run crash. if you want to avoid that, take 580 still over towards 880 and off the castro valley wide. that is a lot longer but a smoother flow of traffic. the rest of the bay veriant, though, guys. back to you.
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>> repeat yourself every day. >> talk about repeating. i watched him repeat himself four ti four. >> if you watched last night. that was as relaxed and sharp witted as we've seen marco rubio on the political stage. that is a bickering match ensued there. you watched it go back and forth as the top republican candidates vying for president duke it out in the last debate ahead of super tuesday. >> they knew they had to go for it. edward lawrence live in washington, d.c., this morning. edward mainly marco rubio and ted cruz really taking on donald trump. >> it was. they were ganging up, sort of teaming up on him. but sam and laura, i'll tell you that bickering has now turned into name calling. this morning senator marco rubio calling donald trump a conartist. donald trump responding by tweeting out that senator marco rubio is mr. meltdown.
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all the candidates are trying to grab the spotlight ahead of super tuesday. >> you get along with nobody. >> reporter: the debate contentious. >> this guy is a artist and this guy is a liar. >> reporter: donald trump was attacked from the left and the right who joined in a tag team to knock trump out of favor with voters. >> anyone who really cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants. >> you're the only person on the stage ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> i'm the only one who hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> reporter: rubio went on an all-out offensive against trump attacking his health care plan among other issues. >> that is the only part of the plan. >> i thought about, you have many different plans. you'll have competitions. you'll have so many different plans. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no. >> talking about repeating, i watched him repeat himself five
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times four weeks ago. >> i saw you repeat yourself five times -- >> reporter: the fighting led to this moment by ben carson who felt he couldn't get air time. >> can somebody attack me, please. >> reporter: last night's debate set the stage for voters to decide on super tuesday. and donald trump is winning all of the polls in the super tuesday states, except for one state, texas. senator ted cruz is winning texas. that's the state he represents in the u.s. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence, now back to you, sam, laura. >> pretty fascinating. thanks so much, edward. 6:34. happening today facing a judge. the man police say killed his girlfriend, a young mother from san jose will make his first court appearance in hayward. >> "today in the bay" kris sanchez joining us live from hayward and we have new information about that suspect's background. >> right, about his immigration
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status, in particular, sam and laura. he was in this country illegally and immigration customs and enforcement agents were already in the process of trying to have him deported back to mexico because of a previous dui charge. edmid pedraza will be in court charged with the death of his girlfriend. stacey aguilar's body was found in fremont and she had been shot several 250itimes. they were seen leaving a party the weekend forbefore and her mother told our partners at the telemundo station that she believed it was an abusive relationship. we confirmed with i.c.e. even before pedraza was taken into custody, i.c.e. was trying to send him back to mexico on that dui charge. now i.c.e. did put in a formal request to alameda county that if pederaza is released he is to be turned over to i.c.e. on
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immigration action. we found that alameda county would only notify i.c.e. before releasing suspects if they have serious crime convictions or terrorist affiliations. quee don't know if that is the case with pedraza and that is the reason i.c.e. was not notified before. they will not notify in the case of civil cases. pedraza is due in court this at 2:00. we hope to gather more information between now and then. in hayward, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." investigators will continue digging for more body parts in the area of the dumbarton bridge. the torso found sunday night in the marsh lands near the dumbarton bridge belongs to shellie titchener. her husband, paul titchner committed suicide by jumping off the bay bridge tuesday night. now a small memorial outside the couple's brisbane home is growing. the countdown is on for a
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homeless camp. those living in the rows of tents have until today to move. otherwise, as the city threatens in a notice earlier this week, police will move them forcibly and their belongings will be dumped. the city's homeless outreach team is encouraging those campers to come a new homeless facili facility. one promoted by mayor ed lee. less than half of those referred there have actually moved. >> they take all our stuff and put it into a container and they won't let us have access to our stuff. i mean, that's basically like being in jail. >> public health inspectors list several reasons that the encampment is a public nuisance. among them they cite garbage, needles and human waste. 6:37 right now. the dispute between apple and the fbi reaches another critical juncture today. today marks a deadline for apple to respond to the justice department order to unlock the iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino terrorists. apple will likely file a formal objection. if the federal order stands to
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legal challenges, apple would be forced to create technology it does not have to remove the passcode lockout on the phone. experts believe the legal ramifications are huge. >> if they lose this, then you could argue that the government would always want a book door and they have to keep this into consideration in developing new hardware and software. >> during a hearing yesterday they accused of trampling on the first amendment rights. well, daylight savings time does not begin for another two weeks. what if you didn't even have to worry about it. one bay area lawmaker would like to get rid of this concept altogether. talk today about his proposal to end california's daylight savings time. he says it wreaks havoc on people's body clocks. a lot of you are thinking, tell me about it. and that elderly people have a particularly hard time. calls for california to remain on standard time over the course of the entire year. we'll see if it plays out in the
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state level. >> you lose that hour, right? >> i believe that is the case. we definitely know definitive. >> kari hall. >> that is definitely right, kari. >> you fall back. >> you spring forward. you lose an hour. so, you know, you have to deal with that, but you do get more sunshine in the evening and as we see the sunrise this morning, we can see the fog rolling over the hills from timberren and across the bay. this is what it looks like inside that as you try to drive through it going across the golden gate bridge. low visibility in some spots and you'll have to deal with that along the immediate coast. inland we're looking at temperatures that will be cooler than the past few days and warming up to 72 degrees in roy. redwood city 61 degrees and 66 degrees in the financial district. scattered showers for later this evening for parts of the north bay and antioch up to 64 degrees and 68 today in dublin. i'll talk about the weekend and what to expect as we go into the next several days as far as our chances of rain. that's coming up a little bit
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later. let's see how that fog or what's happening in sunol now as we check in with mike. >> the fog and low are a note for folks, but not as much as the big issue on the roads right now. you see some of that haze right here. southbound 680, clearly, thes are not moving except for that express lane. if you have fastrak you can go through the area. what's going on. look at your map, we have a crash. a crash involving a big rig. from what we understand, that has cleared from the roadway and a couple stalls in the area. i am not going to say this was a factor, but remember to fill up with gas because you never know when you're going to get stuck. if some folks were stuck in that traffic for the last half hour, they may run out of gas hoping to get it in fremont in the south. your long alternate west 580 through the castro valley wide. it is friday lighter commute and you could probably make that with a little bit of time advantage. meanwhile, approaching the bay bridge, we have no problems but we have the bay bridge metering
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lights on and the south bay will move show that to you. coming up next a chase definitely no one expected. the unusual escapee that led the chp on a pursuit through the central valley. >> watch that one. plus, rolling out the red carpet. a sneak peek at what to expect as we count down the hours to the academy awards. we are counting down the start here of the markets this morning. it has been about ten minutes or so and as you can see things so far looking pretty good. the dow is up 76 points sitting at 16,772. can we keep the momentum rolling into the weekend? we'll be right back with more news, weather and traffic after this. 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. a chance for more women to getp
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team of surgeonperfoh 6:44. a chance for more women to get pregnant, possibly. earlier this week a team of surgeons performed the first uterus transplant. the cleveland clinic says the surgery was done on a 26-year-old woman using a uterus from a donor who had just died. doctors say this procedure might be a viable alternative for some of the thousands of women who are unable to have children. >> very interesting there. new details on a fire in southern california that we first brought you as breaking news yesterday. an inmate firefighter in critical condition after a
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falling rock hit her in the head. this happened while she was battling yesterday's brush fire in malibu. that fire scorched about ten acres of land and it led to nearby evacuations, but no homes were damaged. advocates for the disabled on the peninsula accused taxi cab company of hiking up prices for people in wheelchairs. the center for independence of individuals with disabilities filed a discrimination suit against sarah yellow cab. the group claims it did test rides for those in wheelchairs and those who were not. fares were more than three times as high for the exact same ride. we spoke with an attorney for the company who says she hopes to meet with the plaintiff. >> my client is very upset and they would like nothing more than to resolve this. with the plaintiff. and renew their commitment to the disability community. >> the suit demands stop overcharging and establish a monitoring system to make sure
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all customers are treated equally. a mu gistic mishap this morning. the search for a missing bald eagle continuing. zookeepers say sequoia away when they took her out for a flight demonstration on monday. they say she was in hot pursuit of a red tailed hawk. now, this is not the first time that she's done this, but it is the longest time that the bird has not returned. sequoia is partially paralyzed and missing part of a foot. the result of being shot out of the sky. where do you begin with this next story. how about a disgruntled unikornl. that led to a not so magical chase through the central valley. her inner mythical beast when she bolted during a photo shoot just outside of fresno on wen afternoon. it turned into an hour's long pursuit involving the chp as she darted in and out of traffic. where is the wizard when you need one. officers eventually had to call in their chopper tahelp find the
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unicorn and then wednesday night they safely corralled her in the orchard ending all those calls from residents reporting a unicorn on the loose. >> not seen in the video, but the little girl also reunite would her pony. >> disgruntled unicorn. hollywood's biggest night is now almost upon us. we're talking about the oscars. >> joe fryer has a look at the box office contenders with a look at some of the glamour and drama we could expect to see on sunday night. >> laura and sam, good morning from the red carpet, which is currently covered in white plastic. don't worry, that will be gone by sunday. no rain in the forecast this year. this year's show features a very competitive three-way race for best picture. "the remnant," "big short" and that has been overshadowed by another controversy for the second year in a row. all 20 actingnys are white,
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prompting some stars to boycott sunday's show. now, all eyes are on chris rock to see how he handles the controversy. many are also wondering if leonardo dicaprio will finally win first oscar. another sentimental favorite sylvester stallone nominated for playing rocky balboa a role he was first nominated nearly 40 years ago. back to you. >> can watch joe's full report and get updates all the big stories across the world coming up on "today" show. starts at 7:00 this morning. what are your track records like, guys? >> they make a living doing that? can you bet on that in vegas? >> you can bet on anything. >> yes. >> all right, we're not making any bets about weather other than the fact -- dead ringer? >> forecast.
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>> we're going to have a great weekend. we're going to have some cooler temperatures moving in and we are starting out with more clouds this morning as we getty for a very weak storm system to move in but giving us a beautiful sunrise. taking a look at the bridge toll plaza. we'll check in with mike to see what's happening in the south bay in a couple of minutes. as we take a look at san francisco, we see the low clouds moving in now and the seven-day forecast coming up at the bottom of the screen. so, as you head out, we're in the low to mid-50s and still some 40s in parts of the north bay and highs today reaching the 60s in san francisco and a mix of sun and clouds and it will be much cooler than yesterday. we had some spots yesterday hitting the mid-70s. today it looks like it gets up to about 61 or 62 degrees. scattered light rain will start to move into the north bay but we're not seeing a wash out with this system and it will be late this evening before it starts to move to the north bay and fizzling out as it moves to the south. not expecting much rain here or the next couple of days, but this system is enough to churn
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up some of those waves off shore and creating a high surf advisory with those swells up to 11 to 14 feet with long period swells and wale also have the risk of some rip currents, not only today, but tomorrow, as well. so, as you head out,tures will be in the mid up toer 6 ee eer and chance of showers moving through. once again, we won't see a more significant chance of rain until about next thursday, but looking a little bit farther down the line, we will start to most likely see a active weather system and a weather pattern as we go into march. it is looking better and hopefully we can add more rain to the tallies for this winter. let's check in now with mike to get an update on what's happening in the south bay. >> first, a quick look to show you there is traffic slowing northbound 101. this is your friday commute. let's look at your map and that is really the worst of it. that burst of traffic that hits 680 at 101 and 87 and just starting for 85. i want to take you to much more
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dramatic slowing over here in the trivalley and 680 southbound which is jammed up towards sheridan. sheridan on friday we had a crash, we had a couple of stalls reported and a live look shows you why you don't have to use that 580 reroute over through castro valley. you can stick it out because we already see recovery over the last five minutes here and south of highway 84 and things are moving better and still very slow. tough it out. meanwhile, look at the bay bridge toll plaza and kari showed you that beautiful flow and nice flow of traffic getting there and you notice right there in the backup, flashing lights. i will check on that. earlier crash reported around the toll plaza. i don't see any lanes blocked but we'll see what is going on right there. back to you. >> mike, thank you very much. happening later today the largest container ship to ever dock in the u.s. is leaving oakland in just a few minutes. you'll remember "benjamin franklin" mega ship just totally flying along the bay and will be heading back to seattle before returning to asia. looks a lot faster with the time lapse, doesn't it?
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our crew was there as it arrived at the port of oakland yesterday morning about 7:00. that 1,300 foot long cargo vessel made its way to the bay area on new year's eve. women claimed they were drugged in fraternities. the action the university is taking to keep students safe. a suspected killer is due in court today. i'm kris sanchez in hayward. i will tell you why it could play into a greater debate on immigration. and i'm bob redell live here in san jose why there could be a kick up in the honeymoon we were experiencing at the gas pump. coming up. authorities in kansas are giving an update on yesterday's deadly shooting rampage at a lawn mowing equipment company. we had information on the gunman coming into our newsroom all morning long. we're streaming that news conference live online, as well. just look for the link in the spotlight section at our home page. also as mike just mentioned a
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couple minutes ago, keeping tabs on a big traffic mess on southbound 680. moments ago we posted a traffic alert. you can sign up for alerts at nbcbayarea.com app. we'll be back in two minutes.
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one last check of today's stories before we send you to "today" show. >> right now "today in the bay" kris sanchez live at the hayward hall of justice. >> good morning to you.
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suspected killer esmid pedraza and wants to be deported for a separate crime. this afternoon he will be in court to be charged with the murder of his girlfriend stacey aguilar. we confirm that i.c.e. was in the process of deporting him at the time of aguilar's death. we also know that i.c.e. has now filed a formal request to alameda county that if pedraza is released it be into their custody for immigration action. alameda sanctuary policy that they will only notify the feds if a suspect has serious ties convictions or terrorist association and we don't know if that is the case. again, in court, 2:00 this afternoon. in hayward, kris sanchez, "today contin in the bay." >> police are reporting sexual assaults and two druggings at a frat party. two female students said they were at a party friday night,
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february 15th down the street on piedmont avenue better known as feemgy. two other female students say they were drugged at a party and also where a person is unclear if this is one of the two women reported to university police that a sexual assault happened in one of the rooms between 12:00 and 12:45 in the morning. there have been other reported druggings at a school year including campus police sending out a warning that people were drugged at an unnamed p pruternity. police are hoping more victims will step forward. live in berkeley, stephanie chuag "today in the bay." and i'm bob redell live in san jose. we just spoke with the senior trollium analyst which tells us the average gallon of gas here could go up from anywhere from 15 to 30 cents a gallon by the end of march. already happening in southern
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california. the mainen is that refineries are switching to the summer blend of gasoline. something that is required by state law. it requires that they produce a different blend of fuel during the warmer months. a blend that evaporates slower in the heat. we could feel it in the walletple the prices from aaa, the average for us is still relatively inexpensive when it comes to san jose terms. $2.30 compare that to a month ago a 20 cent drop and san francisco which pays more is averaging $2.50. that is roughly 16 cents less than they were paying a month ago. compared to a year ago, it's not $3. reporting live here in san jose, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> regular bargain hunter. >> share the love. >> i did tweet out i paid $1.97 last week. >> i'm not even going to worry about that. >> electric car.
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>> we are looking for the weekend, kari. >> great weekend to stay at home or hit the road. no matter what you plan to do. it will be in the low 40s now as you head out the door in the north bay. some patchy fog and you see it on some of those cameras in daly city as well as parts of the east bay and san francisco. watch out for that, but wale have a chance of some rain today in the north bay. >> all right. i mean, the visibility is affecting anything on the roads, mike? >> a word of caution as kari showed you. you want to slow down a little bit. tougher to see and some haze. you can clearly see southbound 680 moves better than 15, 20 minutes ago. looked like both or all three of the instances south of highway 84 cleared up. you see how quickly the speeds are recovering still through pleasanton and livermore jamming up to 680 merge and the earlier crash cleared from that area and now the rest of the bay showing what you would expect for friday.
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>> we hope you enjoy your friday and your weekend. that is what is happening in "today in the bay." >> in the meantime, get ready for debate recap with "today" show. good morning. tragedy in kansas. four dead, fifteen injured after a gunman goes on a shooting spree at the factory where he works. >> everybody was running, people were screaming, people were crying. >> the shooter identified as shepherd ford. police now believing he was served with a restraining order just prior to the rampage. texas smackdown. things get ugly at the republican debate as marco rubio and ted cruz both taking repeated shots at donald trump. >> he inherited $200 million, you know where he would be right now? >> no, no, no -- >> anyone who really cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants. >> trump not taking it lying down. >> this guy's a jort

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