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east bay, this is a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge. light rain has been falling there on and off all night long. good morning to you. thanks so much for starting your morning here with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. we'll keep tabs on that rain. lot of people traveling today, coming and going. >> a big travel day, it's going to be a lot of people out there at one time and we're starting out with light rain to start out your morning. storm ranger tracking it all, that's our mobile doppler radar in the red scan coming from san bruno mountain. in the north bay it's spotty coverage as we start out this morning, and so far, san francisco is dry, although we've seen some of the earlier showers that moved through make those streets kind of wet. in the east bay and parts of the tri valley, roads are fairly dry and some of the rain for the south bay now moving off towards the hills, while the peninsula is catching a break from some of the lighter showers. as we widen out the view, you
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can see we have not only one but two storm systems approaching and we'll talk more about that coming up and also a closer look at this, but mike, the lanes are blocked at the bay bridge? what's happening? >> for a portion of i-80 at the berkeley curve, i moved our emeryville camera around there. behind my name it's cleared, we see the berkeley curve, for folks in the commute headed out of berkeley and bay bridge. you see the stream of headlights and the flashing lights, that's eastbound 880 away from the been been to the berkeley curve that is completely blocked from what i'm told and i can see. there is a crash, minor injuries. we're checking with chp how long are they anticipating it takes to clear this crash. lot of folks were able to get to southbound 880 coming off of the bridge itself. the problem is the backup that's forming there toward the berkeley curve off of the bay bridge itself. we're tracking that for the crash. meanwhile the approach to the bay bridge is fine. there's contra costa county, the north bay, all having slicker spots for some of that overnight
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rain. anything south of there okay except for the san mateo bridge, where we continue to have the report of the crash along that eye rise, slowing at the end of the flat section because one lane is still blocked. >> thanks, mike. in the wake of the camp fire, search and rescue crews in butte county are gearing up for a new challenge, a wet, muddy and postentially dangerous day. the number unaccounted for 870 and the death toll stands at 81. >> "today in the bay's" pete suratos joins us live from chico, where there are flood can ner concerns in a specific area and some evacuees already started to relocate. >> reporter: yes, good morning to you, marcus and laura. as you can tell right now, the weather is all clear in chico but of course our concerns with the wet weather coming in, we're standing here at that walmart parking lot and behind me you see a number of tents in this area of folks who were encouraged to relocate because this area is prone to flooding. i want to point out this is just one of the many weather concerns
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for officials here in butte county. that's video of crews shoring up the burned hillsides near the burn zone in paradise. they did that all day yesterday, before they get out there this morning in a couple of hours. i want to point ought a lot of soil taking in the heat, experts say the soil was unable to absorb the water that we're expecting from this incoming rain. as you mentioned the conditions could hamper rescue teams but they point out that will not slow them down. >> it's going to be another challenge for us, but it's not going to stop us from continuing our efforts. >> reporter: i take you back out here live to chico where the tents are still set up. folks are being encouraged to relocate. as far as the next half hour, we're going to talk about a new
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report regarding questions about the evacuation route in paradise. we'll have more on that in the next half hour. we're live here in chico, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> pete, thank you. and kari, we're keeping track of the rain there, with that soil that just can't absorb it because of all the fire and everything. >> right. >> it could be rough. >> pete was saying it's dry as of now but things will change here soon as we've seen some of the showers moving closer to that area. you can see it along i-5 headed up that way. as we get a look at how much rain we are going to see, it looks like they could get anywhere from 4 to over 6 inches of rain with the two systems moving in. as we bring it back home, we're also tracking that rain as we get ready for some of the showers that will be for much of the north bay covering some of the radar and at noon it looks like we'll have good coverage there. some of the heavier rain not making it into parts of the south bay and the east bay until early afternoon. i'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes and we'll talk rain totals coming up in the
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next microclimate forecast. >> sounds good. we'll check back with you. as the rain approaches san francisco, launching a new program to help find out which of the city's storm drains are most in need of maintenance. the drains in need program allows you to report any issues online or by calling 311. the chp will also be out in force during the thanksgiving weekend. rain will make their jobs a little tougher because people don't tend to slow down when the roads get wet. listen to one tow truck driver from the tri valley. >> the grease and dirt that has been piling up all summer long and during the fall is now coming to the surface. >> if you're headed to the sierra, expect rain and snow. the best advice is to slow down and of course, pack those chains. you can always keep on top of what's happening in your neck of the woods or wherever you're headed with our free nbc bay area weather app. 5:05 and new this morning, a new effort reportedly in the works to protect power company's
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liability for wildfire losses. "the mercury news" reports as soon as today, a southern california assemblyman will introduce that measure. it would allow companies, including pg&e, to pass potential payout costs on to customers. the amplifier victims in butte county already filed suit against pg&e, even though the cause has not been determined. utility protection bill passed by state lawmakers last year includes a loophole that does not cover 2018. an online child pornography investigation leads to the arrest of a san francisco pastor. 59-year-old steven saban is accused of distributing child porn through a social media app. is he a pastor at christchurch lutheran. investigators say they recovered more than 600 files from his home. the pastor is booked into the san francisco county jail. as many communities around the bay area hash out how to manage marijuana sales in their
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cities and towns, milpitas is looking to pass on the issue all together. >> literally. they don't want it there. "today in the bay's" kris sanchez is live at mill tee pass city hall with what the council is doing and it's fitting in with what voters want there, kris? >> reporter: we'll talk about that, but apparently it was a pretty heated meeting here at milpitas city hall and in the end, the decision was unanimous, the entire city council voted 4-0 to come up with a so-called urgency ban to ban marijuana businesses in this city, effective immediately. now while they're also asking staff to come up with a permanent ban to go into effect later. there is a current temporary ban that expires in january that was enacted when california voters said yes to legalizing marijuana. the city also scrapped a plan for ten dispensaries that the council asked for just back in october. now, according to "the mercury news" reporter who was here last night, about 100 people signed up to speak here in person and
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we also have some of the letters people submited ahead of time, most of them urging the council to marijuana businesses in this city, some claiming a link to crime, others telling the council that any tax revenue coming from legal marijuana businesses just wouldn't be worth the trouble. that sentiment is counter to what california voters said they wanted when they said yes to legal marijuana back in 2016. 58% of santa clara county voters said yes and precincts here in milpitas were in line with that. if this ban goes forward, milpitas would definitely be in the minority of communities that are saying no to marijuana, legal marijuana businesses in their city. we have talked over and over again about the municipalities that are coming up with ordinances to allow a number of dispensaries within their city limits. milpitas appears will not be one of them. >> not every city wants it, many want to pass, thank you. 5:08.
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back to our coverage of the nbc storm. light rain falling in some spots like san francisco and the north bay. beautiful live look at the golden gate bridge this morning. want to check in with meteorologist kari hall who is tracking the forecast. >> the rain is moving on through parts of the bay area but it's very light and not widespread so if you're about to head out the door, chances are you'll miss out on a lot of this. this is a look at storm ranger, our mobile doppler radar showing the red scan coming from san bruno mountain scanning lower in the atmosphere and giving us a good view of what's happening. as we go through the 7:00 hour, still very light and spotty rain, mostly cloudy skies across the bay area, as you make plans on what will be the best time to head out the door, any time before late morning and then we'll start to see some of the heavier rain moving along the coast and also in parts of the north bay. at noon it will be pouring good in parts of the north bay, while still fairly dry in the south
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bay. the south bay may not see that rain until this afternoon, especially in terms of some of the heavier downpours and by later on this evening, we'll have another break so that's good as a lot of people are getting off of work or maybe planning to hit the road. we're going to see still some rain chances in the forecast through early tomorrow morning. i'll talk about that second round of rain and how much, coming up in a few minutes. mike's been tracking crashes at two of our bridges. >> that's right, two bridges with two crashes. it may be slicker conditions possible. we see a sheen on the roadway but none of that is reported contributing to this crash here getting off the bay bridge. i notice these headlights started moving and chp did give us the update about then, said folks are getting by two crashes at this one bridge and they are going eastbound 80. using the hov lane but there's a tow truck on scene and no major injuries, hoping this will clear in the next few minutes. you are still seeing a slowdown off of where folks split off with 880 south and getting on toward the east shore freeway. that is the one section with slowing.
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the rest of that portion of the bay moves nicely, so does the south bay and the peninsula. we have an issue with more slowing which has just started to clear from sensors, west 92 at the high-rise. i got word they cleared the crash off to the pier pullout area so that's good recovery for west 92. again the peninsula is showing sheen at the going goilden gate. back to you. >> thank you, mike. coming up, new york city is gearing up for the big thanksgiving day parade tomorrow, but it won't be all smooth sailing. we'll tell you about the new concern that's developing that could be a big problem for those huge balloons. thanksgiving week is supposed to be quiet on the stock market. boy, it has not been so. we'll take a look at your money. plus a warning going out to all cooks as they get ready to prepare thanksgiving meals. hopefully it doesn't look like this. coming up at 5:25, why experts are sounding alarms about fires. you're watching "today in the bay." this little home of mine,
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mike traffic tease right now at 5:14, we are in microclimate weather alert getting ready for incoming rain as we track it on storm ranger, our mobile doppler radar. so far, spotty and light as you get ready to head out the door and we'll see some of the rain moving into cupertino at about 9:00 this morning and getting heavier as we head toward noon. we'll be tracking when the rain arrives in your microclimate, coming up in less than five minutes. >> right now an easy drive here through palo alto. clearer view, less smoke in the
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air but more cars we'll see through the middle of the day, complicated by kari's forecast. we'll cover it together for you, coming up. and happy wednesday to you. markets fell again tuesday. the only positive thing i can say here is stocks are not going to fall tomorrow, i absolutely guarantee it. the dow has erased all gains for the year. apple under pressure this morning. s restoration hardware reportedly laying off people in its corporate offices. facebook's mark zuckerberg speaking out publicly after the latest revelation from the "new york times," among the accusations, facebook knew about russian interference long before it led on. there have been questions about whether sheryl sandberg should continue at the company and whether zuckerberg should step down as chairman of the board. in an interview with cnn zuckerberg said sandberg would say and sta stay and said that. >> you're not stepping down as
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chairman. >> that's not the plan. >> would anything change that? >> i mean -- eventually over time. i'm not going to be doing this forever, but i certainly am not currently thinking that makes sense. >> many companies commit the role of ceo and chairman. apple, tim cook is the ceo, not the chair opinion elon musk stepped down as chairman at tesla, and google's ceo isn't the chairman of alphabet. this man is, john hennessey. splitting the chairperson's role from the ceo role is seen as good governance. curiously, while facebook is under withering fire for letting too much questionable content on to facebook, zuckerberg made a point talking about how facebook is making changes to let more questionable content on the site. talk a listen. >> you post something, someone else reports it, we might take it down if we find out it's hate
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speech or violates our policy. if you disagree you'll be able to appeal and also be able to appeal to an independent body. >> i find this extremely curious he was making a point in this scandal about how if we find something offensive and hateful, we'll take it todown but you ha a chance to put it back up. very strange. i can't speak for mark but i think this is this fear that facebook has of getting in trouble with conservatives, that that's their biggest worry and of course conservatives have said they feel they're censored on facebook. >> thank you very much. 5:17 right now. thanksgiving parade this morning, ahead of tomorrow's macy's annual thanksgiving parade. nypd ramping up security measures. officers making sure every block is covered, when millions take to the streets. there will be cameras, heavy police presence, keeping an eye on all the activity during the festivities. >> they're working hard to keep the city safe from all the
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craziness that happens in this world. >> we're also talking about the balloons that will be used in the parade. they'll be inflated outside the manhattan museum of natural history but there's a lot of concern about the high winds there. right now meteorologists are saying those winds could ground the balloons at the world famous parade. we all know how big a part of that parade they are. so that parade supposedly the world's largest has never been canceled because of weather. you can watch the macy's thanksgiving day parade tomorrow morning at 9:00. should be a lot of fun. >> it's never been canceled because of the weather, but the weather is always a huge issue. and this one is supposed to be a record cold one. >> yes. >> so everyone is standing out there will be in windchills in the teens. >> and the rockettes and other performers. >> no jackets. >> go faster. >> watch it at home. >> we'll be trying to stay warm for them and we're going to enjoy some rain here in the bay area. we're starting to see that moving in. so we powered up our storm
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ranger, that's our mobile doppler radar. you will only see that right here on nbc bay area. the scan is live, so when you look at other stations, the radar and what you're seeing on there, is about two to five minutes behind what we're showing and also our storm ranger scans closer to the ground, so other radars may miss out on all the detail that we're seeing right here, so here is the red scan, parked on san bruno mountain. so far, the rain has been pretty light. as you get ready to head out the door in the north bay for much of sonoma county we're seeing showers and just north of santa rosa there's light rain coming down. if you're going north or south on 101 in that area, it is going to be wet at times. we're also seeing some light rain on the richmond-san rafael bridge and some spotty showers right over there by treasure island. as we head down to the south bay, some spotty rain, a couple of sprinkles, most of it over the hills, but as you drive up 101 coming from morgan hill, some light rain as of now. let's widen out the view and show what's going on as we track
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not only one but two storms, the second one will be here on friday and that was going to be heavier. so this one is still going to cause some problems because there will be a lot of people out there traveling. we'll start to see some of the heavier rain moving in right around noon for parts of the north bay, and also the peninsula. in parts of the east bay, tri valley, may not see that rain until about early afternoon, so the earlier you can get out on the roads, the better, and then there will be another break in rain later on tonight. still some spotty light showers possible as we head out the door for early tomorrow, or staying at home but there will be another round once again heavy rain moving in late thursday and continuing pretty much throughout the day on friday. so this is what computer models are showing us as far as how much rain we can see. the possibility of getting over half an inch of rain in san jose, you head over toward the north bay, rainfall totals may reach one to two inches and for this year we're going to have some significant snow. it changes over late tonight and throughout the weekend, we could see anywhere from one to
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possibly two feet or more of snow for some of the mountain peaks. so just keep that in mind that you will be driving into the sierra or through the sierra, and we're going to see once again heavier rain moving in on friday, clearing out for the weekend. mike, you still have that crash at the berkeley curve? >> i do, kari, but better news, even better news. looks like we have full lane clearing about to clear, so we should have traffic smoothing out. i don't see the line of headlights and the flashing lights getting away from the bay bridge anymore. the berkeley curve getting to the bay bridge is your typical commute direction is light and your typical commute will not be typical today. it's a pre-holiday day, as well as a big travel day through the middle of the day, folks headed to the airports and hitting the roads. watch for traffic there. right now it's an easy drive, contra costa county and the north bay, a smooth flow of traffic as well getting to the bay bridge. couple of minor crashes scattered around. the crash on the san mateo bridge cleared a few minutes ago
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and quick recovery for west 92. we have an adjusted schedule, sunday holiday schedule for ace train and tomorrow if they run, these are the trains running on holiday schedules. check their websites. back to you. >> thank you, mike. coming up, if you've not heard about this, there say big l lettuce recall and the problem goes on lettuce sold in stores. and lettuce isn't the only concern for thanksgiving, so are fires. up next, how many homes america sees during this holiday that actually go up in flames. and "today in the bay's" mike inouye is gearing up for the holiday, you have to hear the special version of the "please remove your car" reminder he got while checking out at trader joe's. go to his facebook page and check that pout. >> i did that yesterday, it was funny. this is not a bed.
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from the centers for 5:25 for you right now. we've all heard about this, do not eat romaine lettuce, that is the warning from the centers for disease control and prevention, this is after an e. coli outbreak sickened ten people in southern california and more than 30 people nationwide. in san jose we've had issues it's been pulled there. safeway grocery stores as well as many bay area restaurants. the cdc doesn't know where the contaminated lettuce is coming
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from, so it's warning against eating any and all romaine lettuce. there have been no e. coli cases in northern california. >> very concerning. everyone is shopping for thanksgiving. >> it's true. as you gather the ingredients together for your thanksgiving dinner there, safety leaders remind everyone to make sure to use at least an ounce of prevention. >> that's actually in all seriousness of course. thanksgiving the single worst day of the year for in-home fires, according to national fire protection group. it says more than 2,000 thanksgiving fires last year alone, three-40s cooking related. distractions always the leading cause. nearly a half a million immigrants marry americans each year, but sham marriages can also offer an open door into the u.s. >> investigative reporter liz wagner is looking into a law to stop domestic abuse which critics say is being used to gain the immigration system.
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>> good morning. the law is called the violence against women act set up to help abused immigrants petition for a green card without their u.s. spouses but we spoke with a north bay man who believes his ex-wife scammed him and the u.s. turns out thousands of americans may be in the same boat. john sampson, a retired federal immigration agent, turned private investigator, says he's been contacted by 2,000 americans in the past few years who believe they're victims of marriage fraud. many say their immigrant spouses are filing false abuse claims against them to keep from being forted. sampson says a thorough investigation of the claims would involve talking to both sides, but that doesn't happen. since the petitions are confidential, american spouses don't have a say. advocates are the violence against women act say vulnerable immigrants need a way to file claims without alerting their abusers. if they say if an immigrant can't show credible evidence of
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abuse, the government will deny their petitions to remain in the u.s. watch our full investigation online at nbcbayarea.com/investigations, and while you're there, check out just how many petitions have been denied in the past decade and the numbers may surprise you. back to you. >> if you have a story for our investigator, give them a call or logon to our website, nbcbayarea.com/investigations. coming up next, our top story, much anticipated rain making its way into the bay area, when it will arrive. meteorologist kari hall tracking that, plus the second storm system that's eyeing northern california. you're watching "today in the bay" ed it.
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inching closer - rain is making its way into the bay area - right now at 5:30 on your wednesday morning, inching closer. rain making its way to the bay area. some spots already seeing some light rain. look at the wet roadways at the bay bridge toll plaza this morning. the wet roads a big concern this morning as thanksgiving travel is kicking into high gear. >> i had incidents i've been in the car with family members and we've spun out before because of the water. >> you got to slow it down more on the wet thanksgiving travel, coming up in a live report as well. people coming and going probably today is the big one. good morning and thanks so much for starting your day with us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. meteorologist kari hall is keeping track of the weather and when we'll start seeing the rain.
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>> the earlier the better when it comes to the storm system. we have spotty showers especially for the north bay, where if you're traveling up or down 101 just north of santa rosa we are seeing some of the roads there that may be wet after some showers pass through and as we get a look at parts of marin and down to san francisco, we're seeing some spotty, light rain. some of the rain over the south bay has been coming down in sprinkles and we're getting ready for some of the heavier rain moving in later on this mo rng into early afternoon. i'll continue to track that. we'll talk more about the timing coming up. as we head over to mike a possible problem if you're headed to the air. >> first note about the light rain, we know the light rain, the first light rain could be more hazardous as it gets the oil moving onto the roadway and makes it slick. be careful. the issue we're talking about as we see the green sensors over
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there by sfo, if you come down 280 and try to transfer over to sfo to catch an out of town flight we have a big problem a crash past el camino. there are no major injuries and one lane open, possibly two in the next few that will be an issue. no backup at the bay bridge because traffic is light >> we want to look at the traffic cameras, san francisco, san jose, oakland and dublin thousands in the bay area will be hitting the road this holiday weekend and we've already started to see rain in parts of the bay. >> "today in the bay" ready is live over the east shore in berkeley what you need to know before you get behind the wheel. we haven't had rain in a while. >> reporter: with the first rain of the season, keep in mind the roads will be extra slick. there are oils and liquids that have built up on top of the pavement over the past several months. it's been a while since they had
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a good rinse and the extra traffic as a lot of people will be on the road this thanksgiving. couple numbers, aaa predicting over 48 million people will be hitting the road this holiday season, this is nationwide. about a 5% increase over the last year and they're expecting travel volume overall by all methods of travel this holiday weekend will be the highest in more than 12 years. no surprise after 3:00 in the afternoon, and aaa also expected to respond over 3,000 calls for assistance nationwide for dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires. i bring that up because this is a reminder to make sure your wheels are properly inflated and chp reminds you not to tailgate other vehicles. watch your speed. remember, the posted speed limit is the fastest you're allowed to go as conditions permit, if the roads are wet and unsafe, you should slow down. do you worry about the other
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drivers on the road during the if, rain of the season? >> i do worry about that. not everybody knows how to drive in the rain, we don't have it that much. it's crazy drivers. you got to be careful and buckle up. >> it's more just being alert, you know, just taking your time is the biggest thing i'd say. >> the roads are going to be slick, but be safe. wear your seat belt. >> reporter: aaa has identified three markets nationwide that will see quadruple the normal drive times this thanksgiving holiday weekend, new york city, boston, and san francisco. no surprise. reporting live here in berkeley, bob redell "today in the bay." >> no surprise there, bob, thanks. >> 5:35 right now. north of the bay area, butte county sadly still reeling from the camp fire, now survivors are preparing for the rain. the storm could hamper search efforts under way. 870 people are still missing, and it's hard to even believe but the death toll stands at 8
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1. pete suratos is live in chico where there's concerns about incoming rain amid new report on the initial evacuation. good morning, pete. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. we'll talk about the report in a second. i don't know if our viewers can see it but we're starting to get some rain drops here, starting to come down a little bit in chico. we're standing in this parking lot at this walmart in chico. there are a number of tents here, folks have been encouraged to relocate from this area because of the flooding concerns as the weather comes in. the tents are still in place so we'll keep an eye on that weather. let's talk about the new report in the "l.a. times" this morning discussing the evacuation routes going out of paradise as folks try to escape the camp fire. in that report it mentions a few years ago in 2015, the city narrowed skyway road, which is the road a lot of people used to try to get out of town, narrowed it from four lanes to two lanes.
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the purpose there was to slow down traffic and also boost business in downtown, but of course, when folks were trying to evacuate, this caused a bit amount of gridlock on the road. the mayor tells the "l.a. times" the narrowing of the road did not really matter as far as evacuations. no town can prepare to evacuate an entire city. the evacuation problems occurred about ten years ago in paradise with another fire and that's why they initially decided not to do a full-scale evacuation for the camp fire but eventually changed their minds due to the scale of the fire. taking you back out here live, the tents are set up here in chico. there's a lot of questions regarding that evacuation route, but the big concern here is that weather as we have these rain drops coming down right now. we'll continue to monitor this and have another update at the top of the next hour. live here in chico, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> thank you, pete. helping to lift the spirits of first responders working in
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that fire zone, the "today" show's al rocker and natalie morales are in butte county, along with eight all-star chefs. they're preparing a special thanksgiving meal for those first responders as a way to say thank you for all of their hard work. >> reporter: how do you concentrate on what you're doing and yet knowing what's going on back at home? >> you see people day to day especially living in the community, and it just makes you want to fight it that much harder and do so much more and try to protect and, you know, look out for the well-being of other people. >> you just want to help so much. you can watch that full interview coming up on the "today" show, that's right after "today in the bay," starting at 7:00. >> it's 5:38 right now. with all the traffic reports, our mike inouye does day in and day out, wouldn't even think of accusing him of just skating, but take a look! he was on hand last night to emcee the opening of the downtown ice rink, downtown san jose ice rink over on market
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street. olympic gold medalist kristi yamaguchi also there. the rink is open as it is every year, until january 27th. mike, somehow our photographer must have been late, we didn't get the great video of you doing that patented triple axle, or was it your double lutz? >> it was a triple lutz. >> triple lutz or klutz? >> i tried the triple klutz, but i ended up opening up to a double and landing and not very nicely, that's why i'm walking like this. >> a hard landing there. >> also a $20 bill will help that photographer forget any of that video. that was in downtown san jose, downtown ice, and the kristi yamaguchi was out there, great to see her, paulina edmonds, who olympic medalists, what a treat. you have an easy commute, easy as far as the speed sensors. 280/87 a minor crash reported on the shoulder. we're looking at eastbound 380 getting toward the airport from 280, there is a crash, you got about a quarter mile of slowing
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there, about you that's a big problem, if you're really worried about getting to your flight, but traffic is getting through for that non-injury crash. smooth drive throughout the rest of the bay as we look at your speed sensors up toward the bay bridge, and the golden gate bridge also showing a smooth drive. we see a little sheen there, slippery conditions for the oil and the grease. >> we haven't had any in a while and a lot of people headed out, coming or going for the thanksgiving holiday. taking a live look outside, a light breeze out there, life look from milpitas this morning. somebody got up early and hung the flags, put them up waiting for the sun to arrive and of course the rain. >> that's the main thing for people getting ready to head out and as of now things are looking good. light showers. here is a look at storm ranger, our mobile doppler radar is showing we see some of the light rain moving through. it's not widespread at this point. what are you doing thanksgiving day, getting up early and going out to the turkey trot? that's happening in downtown san
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jose. it will be in the low 50s as you get ready to start out the race, and the rain will have moved on by then, so we're going to have a break for this event that starts at 8:30 in the morning. if you are traveling, and you will be around the city, around the state, we're going to see some dry weather from santa barbara on southward, and the temperatures feeling very nice. vegas will be at about 65 degrees and there will be some snow coming down for the sierra from yosemite park up to south lake tahoe. if you're headed there for the weekend, we'll see the changeover from rain to snow happening this afternoon, so the earlier you can get on the roads, the better. our high temperature tomorrow 37, and still a lot of that wind and rain on friday. for santa cruz, we're going to see the showers moving through to tomorrow as well as friday, but clearing out for the rest of the weekend with some low 60s there and for napa valley, it's going to rain for tomorrow as well as friday, but the rest of the weekend is looking pretty good. we'll talk about today's temperature trend and another
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look at storm ranger coming up in about three minutes. >> thanks, kari. come up, a san francisco judge rules against president trump's asylum ban. the white house's reaction. plus, before you head out the door, catch your flight, stick around a few more minutes and look at how things are at sfo and the number of people taking to the skies today. just a day after president trump let the crowned prince off the hook, he's got a big ask of saudi arabia. we will tea take a look when "today in the bay" continues.
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mike traffic tease we're coming up on 5:45, as you get ready to head out for travel, we have a big update for you. we are starting to see some of the showers moving through, especially for northern sonoma county, and then as we head through the south county, looking at fremont right now, everything is looking good, and we'll start to see that rain getting going there about 9:00 this morning, getting heavier this afternoon. we'll talk about when the rain arrives where you are, that's coming up in less than five minutes. >> it's light traffic, but the problem getting to sfo is still eastbound 380. you will be delayed. we'll track the crash. it was blocking all lanes. now we have a couple lanes open. i'll let you know the latest from chp. >> thanks so much kari and mike. quarter to 6:00. with thanksgiving just a day away the holiday travel rush is on with many hitting the roads, rails and skies. today will be the second busiest day. live look at sfo this morning, many passengers gearing up for their flights but rain is expected in the bay area later
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this morning, which as we know at sfo could cause some delays. across the country, 2.5 million flyers will be in the air today, 3 million on sunday. many say they're packing their patience and leaving early. >> we're about an hour and a half before our flight, usually we get an hour or so, not too bad. >> we're leaving today instead of tomorrow. >> yes, i think it will be a lot worse tomorrow. >> at least they're smiling. cheaper gas is helping to fuel the busiest travel rush on the roads in 12 years. it is down 24 cents in a month. "today in the bay's" bob redell tracking all the travel on our bay area roadways. he's going to join us with a live report ahead at 6:30 this morning. the head of homeland security there is blasting a ruling made here in the bay area blocking president trump's asylum ban. >> we have seen time and time again the open border advocacy groups venue shop here in the ninth circuit and obtain temporary injunctions that are
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far outside the judicial mainstream, and in this case will unequivocally make the united states less secure. >> the homeland security secretary kirgsten kneel ten commented on the federal court ruling made in san francisco. the judge agreed to block the asylum ban which president trump ordered to slow down the massive migrant caravan. the president is calling on saudi arabia to lower oil prices this morning. >> some say that's curious timing. >> or obvious timing. "oil prices getting lower, great! like a big tax cut for america and the world, enjoy! $54 was just $82." he's talking about the price of a barrel of oil there. "thank you to saudi arabia, but let's go lower." this call for saudi arabia comes less than a day after president trump let crowned prince mohammad bin salman off the hook
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for the murder of a virginia resident and "washington post" writer. the official statement from the president on the murder and dismemberment of jamal khashoggi red it could very well be that crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event, maybe he did, and maybe he didn't!" with an exclamation point and goes on to say "we may never know all of the facts." the cia reportedly has told the president bin salman is responsible. we've talked about this before. the president publicly says he believes other world leaders over the word of his own intelligence agencies. as for that tweet to call for saudi arabia to lower oil prices less than 24 hours later doesn't seem random. it comes across as quid pro quo. other news the white house says it turned over written response to the special counsel, didn't answer questions about obstruction. house oversight chairman trey gowdy, a republican, wants ivanka trump to answer questions about her use of a personal
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email account while conducting government business, and california billionaire tom steyer launched a series of ads that certainly make it sound like he's running for president. >> we need to turn this around. we need to redefine what it means to be free. >> steyer is also the man behind the impeach trump movement. in the past, we probably dismissed steyer's chances because no man who has become president, had to be a senator, a governor, or a general in the past, until donald trump. donald trump was none of those things. that might change the tradition, and styer is not the only californian who might be flirting with the idea for president. congressman eric salwell, from the house as well. we'll monitor everything that's happening today. the president is actively tweeting and we'll be doing the same. follow me @scottmcgrew. >> thanks, scott. want to check weather and traffic here. lot of people are traveling today, the rain finally going to come to the bay area as well.
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>> finally. we're really excited to see the rain moving in and already seeing improvements in the air quality and as we head out through the day, the rain gets heavier. we powered up our storm ranger, sitting on top of san bruno mountain and the only mobile doppler radar we had in the bay area. when you're watching the other stations, the scan is two to five minutes behind what we are showing and the storm ranger scans lower to the ground so we're also picking up on a lot more detail. let's get to it and show you where it's raining now as we look at parts of the north bay, northern napa and sonoma counties, we're seeing some of the showers moving through and if you will be driving on 101, the rain just moved to the east of there, so it's going to be wet. it's moving toward santa rosa as well as clear lake as of now, with some light showers. marin county, seeing light rain moving from just north of sausalito toward san rafael on 101, and we're also seeing some rain now coming down on 880 around union city and also seeing some of the showers that
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are moving through the sunol area and some light showers from the south county up toward san jose. so seeing some of that rain moving in right now, and may make the roads very slick and we're not only tracking one but two weather systems set to move in. the next here on friday, bringing a heavier round of rain. as we go through the timing, we should see some heavy downpours moving through parts of the north bay, by about 10:00. here we are at noon, seeing some spotty showers that may start to move into parts of the east bay by early afternoon. so san jose, we may not see that rain until later on today, and then we take a break later on tonight. still a slight chance of rain overnight into early tomorrow, and then that second round of rain gets here between thursday night and friday, moving from north to south. friday looks pretty wet out there, so our rainfall totals will be reaching over an inch with these two weather systems moving in, so by saturday morning, this is how much we may have measured by the time all is said and done, with over half an
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inch in san jose, about two inches for the santa cruz mountains and about one to two inches of rain for much of the north bay. we're looking at that, a pretty good soaking for much of the bay area. headed over to mike, are the metering lights on at the bay bridge? >> they are, kari. you know what that means, not a lot today. the traffic is light. the metering lights are on. there is a section between this camera view and the metering lights, a section of roadway that's big enough to handle the capacity while folks wait for the quickly cycling metering lights. there's just enough traffic they wanted to keep that bridge moving smoothly so they had to force folks to pause there, not a big deal, so no problem, that's how light the traffic is all around the bay, with the green sensors. we are tracking one crash over there on the peninsula, that would be eastbound 380 getting over toward the airport. we do still have that crash. traffic is flowing slowly past el camino, that adds about another seven minutes onto your
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drive. back to you. next and new this hour, the end of an era for a popular nearly 80-year-old women's magazine. which publication says it's done making the print magazine? plus no more robo calls? the brand new action to stop those annoying calls and the new steps to stop the texts as well. we're back in two minutes with more news. market are homeowners. as the mercur . first happening in san jose, nearly a quarter of immigrants in the state are homeowners, the second highest rate of any major city in the u.s. online loan marketplace lending tree says san francisco, los angeles, riverside and san diego all made the top of that list. lot more news ahead. stick around. it's 5:53. this is not a bed.
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5:56 for you right now, and new this morning, this might be music to your ears, the fcc is taking new steps to stop those annoying robo calls. the agency just proposed more measures to fight spam calls and texts. one idea, creating a database to reassign numbers. so you hopefully get fewer sales intended for other people. second proposal would classify text messaging as an information instead of a telecomservice that, would give wireless carriers more explicit permission to block suspected
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spam texts. it is 5:56 right now. also new this morning, fans of "glamour" magazine won't be able to find hard copies in a few months. the monthly print edition is ending. conde nast which owns the women's magazine will offer a few special issues to celebrate what they call big moments, otherwise it will only exist online, starting with the february issue. "glamour's" editor-in-chief says the team is doubling down on digital. some help for california firefighters from two of the biggest celebrities in the country. >> ellen degeneres and kim kardashian west will toe nate to firefighters. kardashian west says her house is safe but she's not able to return home yet. also on the "today" show the two meet a firefighter who lost his own home to the fires in southern california. here is his wife. >> i think the hardest thing was seeing the flames coming in the garage and i called my mom,
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because my son was headed over there, and the hardest call i ever had to make to my mom was, mom, i don't think we're going to make it. >> you come back and you then say the name, you came back and grabbed hoses and started saving all of your neighbor's homes. >> wow. that's what they do, they save lives and homes. of course, a lot of famous faces are feeling the impact of the fires burning down in southern california. just yesterday, brody jenner talked to our l.a. station about his preparation for possible mudslides. 5:58. new this morning, a viewer sent our investigative unit video of san jose police using force on a mentally distressed man. >> it raises questions when is it appropriate for police to use force during an arrest and when does it cross the line? senior investigative reporter stephen stock started digging. >> our investigation found that the video we received was shot in a walmart parking lot off story road in san jose last
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july. the video is short, two and a half minutes total. three seconds in we see a san jose police officer throw a suspect to the ground and then begin punching him in the face while lying on top of him but what happened before our viewer started rolling? after investigating for four months we were able to view four different officer body camera videos that show what led up to the confrontation and the struggle. did he have to punch him in the face? >> under the circumstances, it was reasonable. >> this officer went over the top, in my view. >> find out why the chief and former police auditor see something different in that video, and why confrontations like this are becoming more and more common for bay area police all over the area. that's in my full report, later tonight at 11:00. >> if you have a story you'd like our investigative unit to look into, give them a call, the number right there on your screen -- 888-996-tips, or go to the website nbcbayarea.com/investigations.
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right now at 6:00, tracking the storm. storm ranger scanning for rain right now. set to bring some much needed relief for those breathing all this smoke, that's inundated the bay area. there's big concerns for people in the fire zone. permanent pot ban? all new overnight, a huge development in one south bay city, getting ready to buck the trend of allowing people to buy and use recreational marijuana. given you rule a kingdom of 2 billion people, shouldn't your power be checked? >> yes. >> mark zuckerberg says he's not stepping down. at 6:15, analysis. "today in the bay" continues right now. we've been on since 4:30 this morning. >> has it been this morning? >> just waiting for to you join us. thank you for being here. good morning, thanks so much. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. holiday travel starting today for

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