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a chilly night across the bay area. you're looking live at san jose and dublin -- two of the coldes right now at 11:00, a chilly night across the bay area. you're looking live at san jose j dublin. two of the coldest places tonight. we're tracking the potential for frost. the news at 11:00 starts right now. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> raj and jessica have the night off. it could get cool enough for frost and we're already seeing near freezing temperatures. >> rob, how low can it go?
>> 20s we think in a few spots. possibly the wind sheltered valley thins north bay. 35 degrees in east bay and dublin. and up and down the santa clara valley, check out the temperatures south downtown. 35 in willow glen and saratoga. downtown san jose, temperatures mild relatively speaking. within the next few hours see the temperatures dropping into the mid-30s with patchy frost likely into the morning. where we canned see upper 20s to start the day. and the seven-day forecast coming up. >> we continue our team coverage now with nbc bay area's cheryl hurd. for some the cold means another
warm blanket on the bed. >> reporter: it is really cold out here. and here is the sign to prove it. right now it is 35 degrees in walnut creek. there are some people who enjoy the winter had-like temperatures. but there are a group of people having problems with it. power with her was touch and go for 15 hours or so. >> last couple of days we've had had, like i say christmas eve, yesterday and this morning, in and out, in and out. you can't wash dishes, you can't do anything. >> reporter: that's scary for a motherer who takes care of her disabled son and she needs keep had him clean and warm. >> we can't even boil waterer if you have no electricity and you
can't heat it up. >> reporter: with temperatures dropping to the 30s she feels even more vulnerable. >> it's not healthy and not fair. >> reporter: not fair for anyone. >> he had had this long pole and just poking that transformerer trying to get it on. >> reporter: she says what sounded like an explosion woke her up on christmas eve and later found out that was a transformer that left her and her young daughterer in the dark and cold. >> i had to wrap presents in the dark. it was a really big bummer. >> reporter: they are working on a transformer problem. they brought in a huge generator until they can repair the transformer. >> it's really, really cold. >> reporter: now pg&e didn't have a lot of answers for us tonight because thoof holiday. a spokesperson would only say
that everyone has power tonight but those folks depending on that temporary generator are hoping a permanent fix will come soon. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. while people braise the cold, many are looking to protect their pets and plants. they say customers are roughing in to buy frost blankets to keep outdoor plants alive while temperatures drop into the 30s. >> they've been going quiet offer our shelves. they allow the plants to breathe and stuff like that. >> a lot of people are buying space heaters now that winter is officially here. our free nbc bay area app is a great way to keep track of the chilly conditions. you can get your own personalized microclimate forecast. members of the jewish community are feeling uneasy in san francisco tonight.
someone stole this six foot menorah and some are calling it a hate crime. instead of hiding in fear, they're lighting up the night. live at washington square park with more on the crime and the response, jean. >> reporter: terry that menorah was placed here december 13th but this past weekend someone stole it and while police aric looing for video that will provide clues about who's responsible, the community here is shining a light on faith and friendship. ♪ neighbors come together in san francisco's washington square park to light menorahs. >> we rededicate this space as a safe space where everyone can practice their religion freely and everyone can enjoy their holidays with light. >> reporter: they're reclaiming this space after someone stole a 6-foot tall menorah over the weekend. they say it feels like hate
crime. >> that is a hate crime for somebody who in such a pub arelic space to take a symbol that means destroy, more than had had to be in such a dark space in their lives. >> reporter: the thief took the 120 pound symbol of life while the jewish community is celebrating hanukkah. today many faiths gathered at the scene of the crime to keep the tradition going. >> they took that one menorah but they can't take every one. >> we celebrate hanukkah as well as christmas and so it's a bruise to the community as a whole. ♪ >> reporter: the san francisco police department is investigating the theft while people here are eager to see the menorah return, they plan to keep the light shining brightly through the season. >> the lights will win. >> reporter: tonight members say before someone stole that
menorah, someone also cut the lights on the christmas tree and damaged the power box but say next year the tree and the menorah will be back additional security measures. >> jean, thanks very much. two people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing death on christmas eve. witnesses say a 36-year-old victim was involved in a fight with two men. he was stabbed and later died. police have arrested two men in their 20s. two families are in mourning tonight after a deadly crash just after midnight christmas morning. the 25-year-old driver died and it took the life of a 14-year-old boy traveling with his parents. rick boone is live in san jose where the memorials are growing. >> reporter: lots of sadness in this part of san jose tonight.
the chain oofz steering wheel here on west capital express way. and as you said those families, they are in mourning but also for future christmass because it happened on christmas day, those crismouses will be filled with nothing but sadness. they say this began as a south san jose boy early christmas morning along east capital expressway when they say a woman influenced by alcohol crushing the boy in the car and killing herself. >> i do want to apologize and my condolence goes out to the family of the little boy that she took the life of. we're very sorry. it was a bad accident. she made a bad choice and i just want to apologize. >> reporter: along with an apology from the family of the 25-year-old driver identified as jessica samora, they're also remembering her, this on a second night of vigils for the
driver for her 5-year-old daughter left behind. and the parents of that 14-year-old boy received some minorer injuries. they're still healing up. while they're planning to bury their son the day after christmas. we're live in south san jose, nbc bay area news. well, two people are dead after a plane crash in fresno. it went down in a small air field about 1:00. faa says the plane was an experimental f-90 aircraft and registered to a resident of fresno. one witness saw it plunge right to the ground shortly after take off. the cause of the crash still unknown. a daring cliff rescue tonight just south of the pigeon point area just a few hours ago. firefighters say one person ended up in trouble after their boat capsized. it took rescue crews about an hour to pull off the rescue.
they're in the hospital but we do not know their condition. president elect donald trump is spending part of the holiday weekend tweeting a lot. it read quote the djt foundation, unlike most foundations never paid fees, rent, salaries or any expenses. 100% of the money goes to wonderful charities. and writing the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. now the market is up nearly 10% and christmas spending up nearly a trillion dollars. locales worried the mess left will be there for decades. then there's no way. >> a mother details what she had had to do to save her husband and son during a trip to the grand canyon. and down to the low 30s. santa rosa to napa.
patchy frost. but we're tracking two storms. one in the pacific northwest, the two combining to bring us rain later this week. the timeline when we come right back. these are young men and women who had had had their whole futures ahead of them. >> this very facility was under investigation. >> how many other buildings in oakland? >> why didn't inspectors take action sooner? >> we absolutely need an investigation. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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michael's generosity are surfacing. he had had had secretly been donating to many causes including those with children and cancer victims. brown said every year he would call in and donate more than $100 thousand. the call would always come in at 3:30 p.m. they also had a story about george michael. that he secretly phoned and donated 15,000 pounds to a deal or no deal contestant who said she needed the money for ibf treatment. to read more about george michael's life and the charities he secretly helped, head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. new at 11:00. something falling in the sierra and it's not snow. we're talking about trash, too much of it and it's making a part of paradise look pretty bad. >> reporter: the traffic wasn't
the only matter. near the pile of broken sleds and trash filled a dumpster and was over flowing. here it was near the garbage can and along the interstate 80 corridor we found that wasn't the case. >> it looked better without garbage. guadeloupe peres has been coming for years. this year she noticed someone started building heaps of garbage. >> i never see people leaving trash so we don't do that. >> reporter: the shards of bright colors bits of broken sleds are hard to miss, so is the inflatable sleds. he works at a environmental protection agency and recognizes the impact. >> it doesn't disintegrate. there should be a social responsibility, which is pick up after yourself. >> reporter: while parks workers
will pick up some parts of the trash, some could litter the scene for decades. >> you don't take care of this today, you won't have to use tomorrow. >> reporter: they're saying take their broken sleds home with them where they can easily be tauz tossed inside a garbage can. i was determined that this is not how my life is going to end. there's no way. this is not happening. >> reporter: karen cline went looking for help when she, along with her husband and 10-year-old son had had their rental car break down while driving near the canyon. she was eventually found after her husband hiked to an area he found cell phone service. >> i wedged myself under an evergreen tree with two branchs on eitherer side but i didn't
want to fall asleep because i knew if i did -- you hear the stories that say he would freeze to death. >> cline's father and son were hospitalized with frostbite. not everyone is upset about it, certainly not walnut creek. we caught a few people enjoying the chillier temperatures like ice skating. that will keep you warm. this is at the civic center in walnut creek and it looks packed. a nice way to spend a chilly night. you're ready for it, dressed for it, go out and enjoy it. >> just turn the power off and let the weather do all the work. walnut creek that could briefly drop into the upper 20s. one of the colder spots around the bay area tonight. san jose it's 40 degrees
tonight. brave soles on that thing late tonight. palo alto 40 degrees right now and into san francisco. pretty picture there. 45 degrees. that is probably one of the warmer spots in the bay area. and 35 degrees in dublin but really it's the north bay. low 30s from napa to santa rosa. and 35 in dublin over towards liver more. so here's perspective for you. look how cold it is up towards truckee. 13 in south lake tahoe. just some high clouds moving down through northern california. mammoth about five degrees along mammoth lake. after the chilly start to the morning, lots of winter sunshine. that will take us at least to the middle part of the week and
high temperatures may make a run at the low 60s. but before we get there, we have a chilly morning ahead. some patchy frost, wind sheltered valleys of the east bay. high temperatures tomorrow, upper 50s to near 60 in san jose. and as you head to concord, highs in the mid-50s. mid-50s in downtown san francisco. and more inhad to the north bay around napa and sonoma. so the it next chance of rain showing up as we get into looks like late friday and a colder system's going to drop down out of the north saturday into sunday. not nonstop rain but chilly, passing showers, eventually lowering snow levels at times. notice through 9:30 friday night, nothing measurable, we think sewing up and now sunday,
the potential for a quarter inch to a half inch of rain. and more snows we expect out towards the sierra. canadian air conditioning driving down the coast just in time for new year's eve and you'll see the drop in temperatures in the seven-day forecast. so chilly mornings ahead. we'll leave in the chance of showers. san francisco temperatures trending more mild midweek and cooler next week in valley temperatures. but then by next sunday and monday, highs in the 40s and 50s. tracking lowering snow levels to rain in the new year. >> i didn't see any snowflakes. >> not yet. well, coming up, a new year, new laws. we're breaking down what you need to know heading into 2017. and happening now on the twitter feed. the bomb squad was deployed at
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laws in the state. and one targets distracted driver a new year means a new set of laws in california and one targets distracted drivers. starting january 1st, they're not allowed to use cell phones while driving unless using voice operated commands or hands-free device and calls for phones to be mounted to the wind shield
and dashboard. they face a $20 fine for their first offense, $50 for their second. january 1st, the laws will bring other laws. in 2017 the minimum wage will increase to $10.50 an hour for any with 26 or more employees. and it will be illegal to own any magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds and when weapons are left in cars they will have to be stored in the trunk or lock box. and terminally ill patients will be allowed to use experimental drugs. pay to park or pay up big time. bart will soon be cracking down on illegal parking as part of a new slate of laws there. here are the changes you can expect to see starting next week. if you park illegally in a daily spot, that fine was $35. now it jumps to $55.
and parking illegally in a permitted spot nearly doubles to $75. they said people used to just pay the it fines because it was cheaper than parking anywhere else. bay area malls were packed for the post christmas shopping frenzy has begun. it was record breaking holiday season. people spent an etstimated $1 trillion on gifts. and presents to exchange. big crowds blocked the oakridge mall in san jose. amazon reports 15% more people shopped online this year. >> i like hanging out at the mall but it's a lot easier to get stuff online because you can click it and not go anywhere. it delivers right to your doorstep. >> according to the national retail federation, 10% of gifts are returned every year at a
welcome back. the nba has acknowledged the ret refs got it wrong not once, but twice. lebron james should have been called for a technical foul and the bottom line is the warriors lost that game. how about 20 turnovers, and including a shot clock violation and a one-point lead which they had had at the time. they over came a 14-point deficit, the cleveland cavs, their biggest comeback against the dubs ever. what the warriors won't give the cavs is credit. they blame themselves for the loss. >> we had control of the game and we did not execute at all in the fourth quarter and it's a great tape to look at. it will be quite valuable for us to look at that tape.
>> reporte the silver and black, derek carr will have surgery tuesday in los angeles. his big brother, david, confirmed the report. the extent of his broken leg has not been made public, however they expect the recovery time to be at least six to eight weeks at this time. >> you always show love and appreciation for anybody tat was banged up or has an unfortunate event happen but the team does carry on. that's what we do. >> that's going to do it for sports. an unexpected holiday surprise for governor brown.
very thorough prank on governor jerry brown. this is what the governor some dedicated staffers pulled a very thorough prank on governor jerry brown. this is what the governor returned to after his holiday break a whole lot of gift wrap. they took to twitterer to show their surprise. they wrapped had his computer, chair, table and his walls. merry christmas indeed.
>> there was a massive regifting going on in sacramento. sure had had a lot of time. >> don't they have more important pressing matters to take care of. >> we got the investigative unit. >> it's good to have fun. >> want to be indoors. you're going to look at temperatures in the 30s and 40s and upper 40s near 60 in san jose. nice rebound after a chilly start tomorrow morning. >> thank you for joining us tonight. >> our next news cast is at 4:30. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- vin diesel, norman reedus,