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filling our local reservoirs but some are already full and that's of course creating problems. bay area laura joins us where evacuations are happening as we speak. laura? >> reporter: that's right. i'm at thousand trails rv park and take a look behind me. they're really are not that many campers left here. they are being told to level and they are taking the evacuation notice very seriously. one by one campers are packing up and heading out. the phrase of the day seems to be. >> it's better to be safe than sorry. >> better to be safe than sorry. >> denise packed up from michigan packed up so quickly. >> i have my bedroom slippers still on. they told us last night to be ready to leave so i've been packing up all day long. >> cammers received evacuation notices like this one warning them of possible flooding due to
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expected storms this weekend. nearby the reservoir is at full capacity. the water level appears to be at 20 feet below the top, heavy rains could cause overflow spilling into this park which sits low in a ravine. the ground already saturated. >> i've never experienced this before. i don't know what to think. this is my first rodeo on this one. >> reporter: it's not jack weatherby's first time and he's not messing around. >> it's happened before. some people don't react as quickly as they should. >> reporter: campers here now racing to area rv parks hoping to snatch a spot before they're all filled up. >> i'm headed out right now to a camp ground that's opened. i have a 42 foot. not everybody accommodates us. >> reporter: back out here live this rv park is set to close tomorrow at five. water officials say this is the only area right now being forced to evacuate but they tell me everybody nearby needs to be aware that there could be serious flooding this weekend.
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reporting live from morganhill. nbc bay area news. >> thanks. rivers and streams are expected to fill up quickly this weekend. damian. >> reporter: it looks okay right now but a couple of decades ago this river in downtown san jose did overflow its banks flooding downtown homes and business but the valley water district spents several hundreds of millions of dollars in improvement projects to prevent that from happening again. the bypass channels are placed along the river. they prevented floods. a lesson learned from 20 years ago when downtown san jose flooded. >> we have a lot of pro jegts that have been completed over last few years and are ongoing and planned for the future. >> reporter: another waterway that was prone to flooding.
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the flood control project there was completed just a few weeks ago. the creek has also received some much needed upgrades. this retaining wall is one of them. crews will be on the clock and ready over the weekend in case downed trees are blocked cul verts increase the risk of floods. >> the rain forecast is really looking like it's going to be a whopper of a storm this weekend. we haven't seen that kind of rainfall projections in quite some time. >> i have not -- >> reporter: other residents say they're going to play it safe. >> hunker down watch football all weekend. >> reporter: and in the next five years, valley water district has 19 flood control projects in the works at a cost of $1.1 billion. live in downtown san jose along the banks. >> let's take a look at the
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river in yosemite back in 1996 and '97 the river overflowed and covered the valley floor. right now the park is watching this weekend's storm. the plans to announce by tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. if it will ask park visitors to leave because of flooding concerns. we'll keep an eye on that. as this weekend storm gets closer you'll want to make sure you have our nbc bay area app. it's free for apple and android devices. >> yesterday a young man was killed today a toddler was shot in oakland. these crimes could be connected. ultimately two families are impacted. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez. what are you hearing there? >> reporter: what we can tell you is a 22 month old little girl is being treated here at children's hospital for gun shot wounds. her cousin came out just a few minutes ago asking for prayer.
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now two oakland families are dealing with extreme tragedy tonight and we have learned that two cases may be connected. >> i think it was maybe four gunshots and then a pause and then another three or four gunshots. >> reporter: that's what people in this east oakland neighborhood her at about noon today when police say somebody shot at a car occupied by a mom and a toddler. wounding the 22 month old little girl. >> the mother and the child were in a vehicle at the time of the shooting and again, the child did sustain a gun shot wound. >> reporter: now nbc bay area has learned police are looking at a possible connection to the city's first killing of the year. 21 year old da mon take thomas a father of an 8-month-old baby boy was gunned down yesterday afternoon. >> i just don't understand. i just don't know why.
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i still ask why, why my son-in-law, my grandson's dad. >> reporter: he's hurting both were his family and for the little girl wounded today. >> we need to stop killing our black people. >> reporter: now you again as i mentioned the cousin of that little girl just came out of the hospital a short time ago. she says that there is no connection between the two cases but again we have learned that homicide detectives are looking into that possibility. a candle light vig ilfor the father, the young father who was killed yesterday is being held at this moment in west oakland. we're told 50 people are there and his family is asking for and end to the violence. reporting live in oakland. nbc bay area news. >> new video into our newsroom tonight of a terrified wells fargo being ordered to get on
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the floor by ail robber. take a look at this video back in december. suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money. he waved his gun around and forced everyone to the ground. the suspect was wearing a leather jacket over his hooded sweat hitter. wells fargo is offering $5,000 for information leading to the identity of the suspect. if you have any information please call berkeley p.d. the first week on-the-job of the year and already it's off to a rocky start for congress. democrats are furious that the republicans newly announced plan to strip planned parenthood of federal money. this will be just part of the republicans efforts to repeal obamacare. planned parenthood gets government reimbursements from the medicaid program for nonabortion health services. it also receives reimbursement from a different government account. notable news about the russians hacking the u.s. elections.
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the cia conclude that vladimir putin's government tried to help donald trump win the election at today's senate hearing on the report republicans and demes had angry reactions not just of report of leaked e-mails but also to president-elect trump's response. >> every american should be alarmed by russia's attack on our nation. >> i think it should bring about a cry no matter whether you're republican or a democratic. there should be howls. >> mr. trump tweeted this the media lies to make it look like i am against intelligence when, in fact, i am a big fan. also today the trump administration tapped former senator dan coats to be director of national intelligence. the inauguration is right around the corner, january 20th and here's the ticket to attend. the color on the border of the ticket you see that blue there correspondence to the color map on the back of the ticket, that will instruct you where you can sit or stand to watch the
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ceremony. tickets are free and you can request them from your senator or local member of congress. 250,000 tickets were printed but about another 400,000 people are expected to watch the proceedings from the national mall. we will also be in washington, d.c. and through the weekend for the women's march. san francisco joins the call to expedite decisions on whether to charge some officers in fatal police shootings. some say despite promises of change in san francisco it's still taking too long. virtual reality and augustmented reality, everything out there is getting smarter. coming up how everything from your car to your toothbrush is going to be more fun. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri.
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a nice break in between storms. currently 50 and mostly career across the bay but rain returns by 7:00 a.m. on saturday. we're tracking the flooding threat and where over six inches could fall that's at 5:19. san francisco district attorney
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. >> new demands tonight for the san francisco district attorney to charge the officers connected to a deadly police shooting from 2015. >> reporter: that's right. he was here along with a number of other people that carried signs with a number 679. they say that's how many days it's been since perez was shot. they pointed to a number of cases with a similar status. dozens of activists rally outside for justice. >> when there is a criminal trial, all the evidence comes out. >> reporter: the man was shot by plain cloths police officers responding of a man chasing another man in san francisco in 2015. activists question the
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circumstances. the family attorney says the civil rights suit was filed. >> our hands are tied as we moved forward with the civil rights claim. >> reporter: many here want the officers charged and brought up other cases still under investigation like the police shooting of mario woods. despite reforms and promises of accountability it's taken too long. >> now has a unit that the city is funding to investigate these cases. what are they doing? >> reporter: a spokesperson for the district taern's office late witnesses came forward and a new unit to help handle the back log should soon be fully staffed. >> we're not happy when there's a delay in any investigation, especially when it comes to officer involved shootings but what we have to make sure we do, we have to make sure we get it done correctly. >> reporter: now right now we're told that there are about a dozen cases waiting for a
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charging decision letter from the district taern's office. reporting live in san francisco, christy smith, bay area news. >> a disturbing attack in chicago was live streamed on facebook. this is now a hate crime investigation. slurs against white people and president-elect trump are clearly heard on this video as four black suspects torture, gag and cut a white special needs teenager. the boy knew one of the four from high school and met him at a fast food restaurant on new year's eve. he managed to escape almost three days later. >> it's sickenning. it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. >> not only was the torture posted live to facebook but the suspect texted the demanding money. >> the global hot spot is not silicon valley it's las vegas. every year sin city briefly becomes geek city and the hottest place to get a glimpse
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of the technology of the future. >> there's no traffic in silicon valley because everyone's in vegas. this is like christmas and new year's for scott. favorite time of the year. take it away. >> reporter: it is like one big toy store. i'll tell you, i've got so much to show you from what i'll be using in the morning to what i'm wearing on my hand. it's really the year the machines are getting smarter. lots of technology out there to improve both the way we live and the way we drive. augmented reality ca look awkward but it can be very helpful. intel, working to put ar into cars that will be smarter when they drive us around. >> understanding the traffic lights, knowing if there's a flow of automated vehicles coming. we want to keep that traffic throwing so we're talking to the traffic lights to change from
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red to green. >> reporter: and like virtual reality, augmented reality changes what you see but it's target isn't just games or travel, a.r. glasses like these are on their way to the workplace. >> in many of the applications we're seeing that just makes sense for work. you put it on, it guides you through an inspection or completing a certain set of work instructions. >> reporter: making our cars and us a little smarter. now here are some of the things that make this a consumer show. after all this is technology to improve our lives. this is the hair mat. it promises if you put it on your head every other day it will help you grow hair. this is a toothbrush, it's called the grush as in gaming toothbrush. company straight out of san jose that will use an app to track the way you brush your teeth and make it a game for your kids. this is cool. i'm also wearing a ring on my ring finger that will track my health because afterall, the
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watches and bands are so big. now you can do it all with a ring. why not? >> that's really cool stuff. >> i like it all! >> will it flos for you? >> usually it's too techie for me. all those are every day usable stuff. >> i'll take all three. scott might never come home. >> we got to check his desk when he gets back. >> exactly. the floor is yours. >> when it comes to tech car nbc bay area app is going to be a great way for you to stay informed of this storm system. it is still expected to move on in. we've seen a few changes with the overall storm system. we'll detail those in a minute but i want to get to first what's going to be happening out ahead of the storm. quite a bit of cold air rushing in. that will lead to cold temperatures. freeze warning in effect until 9:00 tomorrow morning. 28 to 35 degrees is the low temperature range for the north
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bay, east bail and for the south bay interior valleys. bring the pets inside and protect those plants. specifically across the bay area, here's that morning forecast south bay begins at 35 degrees, peninsula at 38 and 31 degrees for the north bay. 32 san francisco, a cold 40 and the east bay 39. on your microclimate forecast for friday, we keep another dry day coming our way with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. 55 for san jose. throughout the east bay we'll have 50 in pleasantown. for the peninsula a range here of low 50s from daily city down to pallo al-to-. san francisco 50 degrees. milder near the ocean breeze in the marina and 54 and for the north bay we're coming in with 50 and 52 for so noma. we haven't seen any large timing
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changes. we still expect the bulk of the moisture to be offshore by friday at 11:00 p.m. so this will bring in our first round of rainfall we think through 7 and 9:00 in the morning on saturday. then we'll have areas of on again off again rainfall throughout saturdays forecast. it still looks like on sunday we'll see this stream of subtropical moisture otherwise known anesthesia the pineapple express aimed right toward the bay area. as we advance it you'll notice across the santa cruz mountains this bulls eye developing. that's where it could aim right towards and that's why the south bay could actually get more rainfall than the north bay. so in terms of toe talz, what i want to let you know is that it's trending down a little bit as the long range models continue to align. so what we're seeing is more of an agreement and maybe not as higher overall. but look this is still expected to produce a lot of rainfall for
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the bay area. we're locked in for two to three inches. notice those areas in red. here's the key at the top. for san jose likely three to four inch range if everything goes on track with that subtropical moisture stream. santa cruz mountains that brighter purple there which could be four to eight inches. what i want folks to be on alert about, is the river could get close to flood stage by sunday night early monday. 14.5 feet. flood stage is 17 feet. all of our creeks, rivers and streams will be rising close to the mon ter stage so you want to watch them very carefully as we head into sunday's forecast. that's the target day for a lot of this water to come on down. you can see for the interior valleys we get the rain saturday and sunday and we'll see on again off again rainfall next monday and temperatures staying in the 50s. i think overall it's going to
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happen, trending downward on these totals but still a gig one for us. >> new information about peanut allergies in babies and young kids. what experts say parents should now do to prevent the potentially deadly reaction. we live in a pick and choose world. choose. choose. choose. but at bedtime... ...why settle for this? enter sleep number and the lowest prices of the season. sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow! only at a sleep number store, right now, the best buy rated c2 mattress is only $699.99 learn more at know better sleep with sleep number.
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feed them peanuts. health experts say babies should have food containing peanuts by six months. that counters past recommendations to delay them peanut food during their first months of life. babies given peanuts early on are 80% less likely to develop an allergy. >> it's a big issue nowadays. princess diana in her own words. we'll show you her handwritten letters next. >> nbc bay area responds, we've recovered over $400,000 for our viewers. if you want help, call us or visit nbc bay with the xfinity tv app, anything with a screen is a tv.
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a credit card thief pr . coming up on our 6:00 newscast. she was caught on a video. she preys on an unsuspecting store owner. the reason police believe this may not be her first victim. >> nearly 20 years after her tragic death several handwritten letters for princess diana went up for auction today. the six letters were written to a stuart at buckingham palace. she wrote mostly about racing
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her two boys. harry constantly in trouble while at boarding school. >> amazing to see those letters. >> before we go, you're going to tell us one more we're looking at the background now. >> stunning. >> thankfully we've gotten this break because otherwise we would be in serious trouble this weekend. it's still going to be a big storm system arrive on saturday, two to five inches for lower elevations. worst weather on sunday when rivers will be rising. a lot of small creeks and streams need to be watched behind your house. you know who you are and you know where those creeks are located. then we he get into this on again, off again situation monday and tuesday. temps stay in the 50 to low 60s.
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>> thanks for joining us at 5:00. tonight shock waves. teenagers charged with hate crimes after a video of a man with special needs beaten, taunted and tortured. tonight chilling new details in the case that's gripped the nation. america's top spy defends u.s. intelligence. it was russia, he says. high drama hours from president elect donald trump secret briefing. bracing for impact. massive winter storm. from coast to coast, an emergency that could paralyze cities in the south. peanut allergy surprise. new way to combat them. tonight nation's doctors say something parents have been told for years is wrong. a hollywood dream come true. movie stars jumping at the chanceo


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