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san jose from communications good sunday morning. it is december 30th. here is a live look outside. beautiful skies over san jose from communications hill. thanks so much for joining us for our last weekend morning of 2018. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. >> wow, it really is the last weekend of 2018. >> yeah, weird. >> we're ready for a new year. >> yes. >> you saw there, we have a little bit more cloud cover out there, but it's not doing much in terms of keeping us warm this morning. we have areas of patchy clouds along the peninsula. 40 degrees in the south bay, 41 degrees in the peninsula. san francisco we have a little more cloud cover through that area, 48 degrees. however, you notice that it's a
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little bit warmer yesterday than we were at this hour yesterday. it's still cold in the north bay, though, 32 degrees up there, definitely still seeing a nice cold morning. temperature change 24 hours, you could see we're a few degrees warmer this morning, even though it's still cold, because our dew points are up, an increase in moisture that helps boost our overnight lows. the big story as we head into tonight is going to be the increase in those winds. wind advisory has been issuedki later tonight for the north bay mountains, santa cruz mountains for elevations above 1,000 feet, so i'll go over how strong the winds will get, the time line for that, is this going to carry over into your new year's eve plans. >> stay tuned, that's a good tease. see you soon, thanks. this morning, people in one peninsula community are on alert after a terrifying late night attack, and police are asking for your help to identify the man involved. investigators say this image of
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him was captured by surveillance video minutes before he attacked ament bo, it happened around 3:30 yesterday morning on el camino reale in palo alto as a woman was grabbing items from her car. officers say the attacker pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her over her clothing. fortunately her boyfriend heard her screams and was able to scare off the attacker before flagging down a patrolling officer and reporting the assault. the victim did not suffer any physical injuries. neighbors tell us, they're shocked. >> it's not something commonly heard of. now it happens. it's a busy street. stanford students are always here and so i think it's pretty scary to hear something like that. >> the man jumped into a red four-door 9 '90s model toyota corolla similar to this one and took off. police do not believe the attack is ekt cann connected to any ot previous assaults in palo alto. the manhunt for an inmate
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who escaped from san quentin is over. authorities arrested shalom mendoza yesterday afternoon. at least two tips helped law enforcement track him down at a taco bell. >> as i was sitting down, immediately one of the gang task force unit guys kim came in, had his hand on his gun and told him that he needed to stop everything he was doing and put his hands up. >> mendoza was reported missing wednesday night after he walked away from work duty outside the walls of san quentin. he allegedly carjacked a rav 4 at a home depot in san rafael and dumped it. he was in prison for using a deadly weapon during a carjacking in l.a. county. he is now at the salinas valley state prison. "tribune publishing" alerted
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fbi a virus impacted its printing plants across the country. many people expecting to find the saturday paper on their doorsteps yesterday morning were left empty-handed. the cyber attack impacted print editions of the "l.a. times," "the san diego union tribune" the chicago tribune" and the "new york daily news" saturday and sunday editions. tribune publishing are working on a work-around. there is no evidence customer data was stolen. police have identified this man who they say viciously attacked another man in san francisco's tenderloin district. he is 25-year-old melton earl kelly of oakland. he is wanted for attempted murder and robbery. police are confident he is the man seen brutally beating the unconscious victim on friday, just one block from the powell street b.a.r.t. station. the video is so violent, we can only show you some parts of it.
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call 9911 immediately if you spot melton kelly. pinnacle's national park is forced to limit services because of the ongoing government shutdown, now in its second week. it is ten miles east of soledad, 80 miles south of the bay area. it's a popular spot for hiking, camping, climbing and spotting the rare california candor. beginning this week, the east campus us entrance will be open, all others must use the west entrance. people are asked to use the restroom before they enter the park and to take their crash trash with them when they leave. continuing our coverage of the government shutdown, 42,000 members of the coast guard will get paychecks before the new year. the coast guard was not getting paid during the shutdown because it falls under the department of homeland security, but a short term solution has been reached with the trump administration. over twitter, the president continues to blame democrats for the shutdown. however, the president might compromise on the amount of funding for a border wall.
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>> we gave them our most recent offer. we came down off of our $5 billion offer. >> democrats argue a new wall is a waste of money. the shutdown likely will last into the new year, when democrats take back control of the house. of president trump also tweeted this, blaming the recent deaths of two immigrant children in u.s. custody on the democrats. he tweeted "any deaths are strictly the fault of the democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally." it's the first time the president has commented on the children's deaths. heartbreaking good-bye to a little boy who lost his battle with a genetic brain condition. his case made international headlines when his mother, who is yemeni was finally allowed to visit him in california this month. the trump administration's travel ban barred her from entering the u.s. for more than
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a year. hassan died on friday at children's hospital in it ooakl. his father, an american citizen, hopes his son's death leads to change. >> we are here today because my government failed our family. i am a u.s. citizen. my son is a u.s. citizen. the muslim ban kept my wife from coming to the u.s. for over a year. >> hassan's mother arrived in the bay area on wednesday, december 19th, guiving her just about a week with her dying son. she's been granted a visa to stay in the country and work toward citizenship. now, to a warning for drivers in the north bay, after a daring robbery that happened from i night just after 6:30 in american canyon. female driver was at this intersection, stoplight at american canyon road and silver oak trail, a man smashed one of the car's windows and stole her purse before running away.
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similar string of robberies happened in october. police are warning drivers to beware and be cautious of anyone who appears suspicious. new details about the man accused of goening down a newman police officer. he reportedly worked at a san francisco hotel from time to time. people who work and live at the crown hotel in the tenderloin say gustavo arriaga did construction work there. he last woshlgd at the ho worke months ago. one worker said arriaga seemed normal. he worked so closely with the man now being called a possible cop killer. >> i was shocked. i was close to him. i worked with this guy. it was like oh my gosh, he was here. he could have turned at any given time. >> arriaga is being held in modesto. he's accused of shooting police officer ronil singhen following a traffic stop early wednesday morning after christmas. we have much more ahead on
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"today in the bay." it is just shy of 7:09. coming up, the fbi looking into one of the president's golf courses. the investigation into undocumented workers and how they got some questionable paperwork. plus, california unleashing some legislation involving our furry friends from pet stores to divorce cases. the new laws affecting animals in 2019. deal talk! my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo, comes with... 100% beef and hickory smoked bacon, plus fries and a drink all for just the change in your couch. i found the remote! try my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo.
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portland. guest jermaine massey was in the lobby on the phone with his mother when he wassen could fronted by a security officer. in a video posted to social media which has since gone viral, the? er, who is now being called hotel earl asked massey if he was a goest. after massey said yes, the officer insisted another employee call police accusing massey of trespassing and asking him to leave. the two employees were placed on leave but yesterday the hotel clain announced the men were fired stating the actions of the employees were "inconsistent with our standards and values." an investigation into whether managers at one of the president's golf clubs gave undocumented immigrants fake green cards. the "new york daily news" is reporting the fbi and new jersey prosecutors are looking into allegations of fraudulent green cards and social security numbers at the trump national golf club in bedminster, this comes after two women claim they
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worked there illegally, they came forward because of the president's inflammatory comments about undocumented immigrants. just shy of 7:13, much more on "today in the bay" coming up. new law that affects pets and california will be the if, to put it in place. how it impacts the way you could bring a dog or a cat into your home. we're already waking up to a different picture. we have more cloud cover this morning. the winds are also having our temperatures run a couple degrees warmer. we have a wind advisory kicking in tonight. i'll break down your complete forecast coming up in a bit. stay with us.
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rush to work, grab a drink, hurry home. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! don't be on your phone. let someone else take the wheel. make a little eye contact. make a plan. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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you hurry to work, so you can take it slow. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! let's stop looking at pedestrians as a nuisance, and carless objects, and start looking out for each other again. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california. golden gate come new year )s day, california will be the first state to put restrictions on pet shop owners and the animals they sell.
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the new law is aimed at cutting down on the use of puppy mills - and provides new hope for rescue dogs and cats. nbc )s kathy park reports. also starting tuesday- a new they just adopted a kitten they chose to rescue rather than buy. >> i think it's better to rescue the animals inis it ed of having a puppy mill. >> reporter: starting next week, california becomes the first state in the country where dogs, cats, and rabbits can be purchased from pet stores only if they come from rescue groups or shelters. >> when they go into a pet store and see this cute puppy or kitten for sale, they're not seeing what's behind that. >> reporter: animal advocates say the new law puts the welfare of pets over profit. the humane society says puppy mills supply 99% of dogs to pet stores every year, and 1.5 million animals are euthanized
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from poor breeding. robin lebeau says the ban barks up the wrong tree. >> if pet stores would part inner with breeders who are like-minded, then you're going to have healthy dogs that are going out to the public. >> reporter: nevertheless, similar crackdowns are considered in parts of minnesota and florida, and third party sales of puppies and kittens will eventually be banned in britain, but now, the golden state setting a golden rule for the treatment of animals. kathy park, nbc news, los angeles. a new california divorce law where pets will be considered more like people instead of property during divorce cases. judges will have the power to decide what's in the best interests of the animal and even create shared custody agreements for the owners. they lost everything in a fire the day after christmas and now two families have received a second christmas, all thanks to san rafael police and fire crews. officers delivered toys
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yesterday to the victims of the camelot apartment fire in san rafael. the volunteer crews say they wanted to restore holiday spirits to the families that lost their homes, part of a program that helps officers give back to those in need. >> the fact that we've made this a 12 month a year program, in the event of house fires, the whole bit, we can do birthdays and whatever during the yooer to help the kids get past the traumatic experience they're going through. >> the san rafael santa cops program has been doing this the last 18 years. it's a good time to check in with vianey arana with a look at our sunday forecast. >> we've already got a couple changes under way. we've got some more cloud cover this morning. we've got our moisture levels running higher, which means our temperatures are running a few degrees warmer than yesterday. 47 degrees in san francisco, and this is a look at what it looks like in downtown san jose, 40 degrees this morning. look at the 24-hour temperature change. all the factors, the combination
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of the building high clouds, the winds are kicking up and increased moisture making our temperatures warmer but still cold. so let's talk about your highs for today. some spots will be a tad bit warmer but not by much. still topping out only in the upper 50s, for oakland 58 degrees, 60 degrees for santa rosa and overall, our sky outlook will be sunshine. we have more high clouds building today but periods of breaks in the clouds and sunshine pushing through. we'll have an overall nice morning into the afternoon, and here is a look at satellite radar. we've got two interacting systems that are going to play a role in our windy conditions tonight. we've got this building high pressure and we're going to pair that up with a low from the desert and this is going to kick up winds in a into the afternoon hours. it will be windy at times and overall, there is expected to be some pretty gusty conditions for the hilltop areas. this is through tuesday. let he me fast forward this, before i get back to the winds,
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taking you all the way in through next friday january 4th, this is our next chance of possibly seeing some rain into next weekend for the first weekend of 2019. so we're going to have a dry start to the new year and our rain chances will develop later into the work week. so that high wind advisory will kick in tonight, late tonight into new year's day. what does this mean? well, elevations above a thousand feet for the north bay mounta mountains, east bay hills, diablo and santa cruz mountains, northerly winds 20 to 35 miles per hour, gusts upwards of 60-plus miles per hour. the hazards associated with that is downed trees and possibility of seeing power outages. more likely we'll issue a microclimate weather alert into tonight so you are up to date and aware of what's going on. over the next seven days we will be keeping windy conditions. the main impact is monday. monday is expected to be our
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gustiest day. however, we're keeping some of the winds in through early tuesday morning, especially for the north bay mountains. the winds will continue to gust upwards of 35 miles per hour and the winds diminish, into wednesday, thursday, we get return of our cooler temperatures, dry conditions and seeing the chance of some rain developing off on friday but overall expect a chilly and windy new year's eve, so if you had plans to be outdoors for any celebrations, you're going to need to bundle up and be prepared, because it's going to get really windy and the windchill factor is nothing to play with. >> that is for sure. thanks. it's 7:21. still ahead on "today in the bay," a new year, and new laws. the changes ahead for 2019, and how the "me too" movement is making an impact. ♪ whoa!
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welcome back. 2019 begins on tuesday, and new laws always come with the new
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year. "today in the bay's" sam brock explains what changes january 1st. >> this is what democracy looks like! >> reporter: the me too movement marked more than just a cultural awakening for america in 2018. it signaled the urgency to act for one of the country's most progressive states. >> california will take the lead to show how robust text sexual haar ralsment and other discrimination protections can be. >> reporter: this group in san francisco cosponsored legislation that guarantees courts fairly and consistently apply the standard for sexual harassment and holds corporations feet to the fire. >> it addresses the sneaky tactics we've seen employers use to silence workers and keep them from filing text sexual harassment in the workplace claims. >> reporter: california witnessed more gun violence tragedy, beginning communities to their knees. >> this doesn't happen anywhere else on planet earth. >> reporter: as gavin newsom steps into the governor's
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office, the state's gun laws are about to tighten, the legal age for buying long guns like rifles or shotguns jumps from 18 to 21 and bump stocks officially banned. other laws taking effect january 1st, all mail ballots must be prepaid by municipalities. customers can only get a plastic straw by request at restaurants. minimum wage rises to 12 bucks an hour for most companies and motorized scooters don't require a mel helmet for those 18 and older, the leeway leaves many uneasy. >> when you're on a bicycle or scooter or motorcycle, you have whatever you're wearing to protect you. the fact that a helmet isn't mandatory is just mind-boggling. >> reporter: sam brock, "nbc bay area news." despite the new lobby, sf mta recommends all scooter riders wear a helmet. the department of public health is studying the number of people injured not wearing a helmet using non-traditional transportation. they'll have a first look at the results six months from now. the state also is taking
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action against offshore drilling. in 2019, a new state law will prohibit the california state lands commission from approving or renewing leases for the construction of pipelines and docks that could be used to increase the production of oil and natural gas in federal waters. this is california's pushback on the trump administration's decision to lift a ban on new oil drilling off our coast. if you'd like a complete list of all the new laws taking effect in the new year, head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. there you'll find continuing coverage of all the changes kicking off january 1st. it is 7:26. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a safe peninsula community on edge. the late night attack that has left people in that neighborhood stunned. plus, an escaped inmate fro three-day manhunt. how authorities got him back in custody. i am a family man.
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good morning, it is sunday, december 30th. here is a gorgeous, live look outside in san jose. it really does look like a painting. what a perfect way to bring in the final sunday of 2018, with abundance sunshine. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast, and we can thank you for that. you said sunshine today. >> don't thank me for the winds later. you'll be mad. i'll take credit for the filter sunshine. we are seeing a change this morning, compared to where we were at yesterday. the camera is blurry. i don't know what's going on there. we have some clouds out there. current temperatures running a couple of degrees kind of above what we saw yesterday, but still cold, because santa rosa waking up to 32 degrees, napa 34. oakland 45, and the reason we're a couple degrees warmer than where we were yesterday is because of the increase in the cloud cover as well as some
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moisture. our dew points are higher than where we were yesterday, this is all letting us know that we've got a change-up ahead and that change is going to make its arrival in the form of gusty conditions, which is why a high wind advisory will go into effect tonight for elevations above a thousand feet, and this is all the way from the north bay down through the santa cruz mountains. i'll break it all down for new your new year's eve forecast coming up in 15 minutes. >> we'll see new 15 minutes, vianey, thanks. people in one peninsula community are on alert after a terrifying late attack. police are asking for your help to identify this man. investigators say this image of him was captured minutes before he attacked a woman yesterday morning on el camino reale. the woman says she was grabbing some items from her car. officers say the attacker pushed her to the ground, sexually assaulted her over her clothing. fortunately, her boyfriend heard her screams and was able to scare off the attacking and flag
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down a patrolling officer and report the assault. the victim did not suffer any physical injuries. neighbors tell us they're shocked. >> it's not something commonly heard of. now it happens. it's a busy street. stanford students are always here and so i think it's pretty scary to hear something like that. >> the man jumped into a red four-door '90s model toyota corolla similar to this one and took off. police do not believe the attack is connected to any other recent assaults in palo alto. the statewide manhunt for an inmate who escaped from san quentin state prison is over thanks to some alert folks on the central coast. authorities arrested shalom men zoe zha yesterday afternoon in san luis obispo county. at least two tips helped law enforcement track him down at a taco bell. >> as i was sitting down, immediately one of the gang task force unit guys came in, had his hand on his gun and told him that he needed to stop everything he was doing and put
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his hands up. >> mendoza was reported missing wednesday night after he walked away from work duty outside the perimeter of san quentin. he allegedly carjacked a rav 4 at a home depot in san rafael, you're seeing surveillance video of that, and authorities think he dumped it north of paso robles. he was in prison for using a deadly weapon during a carjacking and car chase captured in hospital in l.a. county. he is now at the salinas valley state prison. following up on a story we reported friday night at 11:00, a vicious attack caught on camera catching attention in san francisco. it happened a few block from the palace street b.a.r.t. station in the tenderloin and the latest violent episode causing concern in the city. reporter christian cazarez from telemundo 48 has the details. >> reporter: the cell phone video shows a man on the ground near eddy street in san
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francisco. another man punching him, kicking him, when the victim appears to be unconscious. some parts of the video too violent to show. chuck bentley had lunch near the corner and just learned about the violent episode. >> i'm on alert at all times, at all times. i don't wear any headphones. i'm always looking around. i'm always listening. >> reporter: he says he generally feels comfortable here, less so at night, but he's shocked this violent episode happened in the middle of the day. police are releasing few details about what occurred, but say the suspect is wanted for attempted murder and robbery. >> he was quite reassuring, when i got to b.a.r.t. and saw the police officers. >> reporter: rose noticed the police officers right away, visible as holiday shoppers and tourists hit market streets, but she says south of market was unsettling and mid market, some tech companies complained about open air drug dealing and street violence. >> that was a little concerning, hard to take a walk, so just watching behind me, making sure nothing was going to happen.
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>> reporter: a recent study shows a significant drop in theft and assaults due to an increase in foot patrol. these tourists don't see san francisco as being more dangerous than other big cities. >> we walk away, taking pictures, sharing with the different people. we love the city. >> we have been seeing some places that you have to take good care, just walk away, and don't stop and just don't say nothing, keep going and some others that were very friendly. >> reporter: "nbc bay area news." a heroic effort of a man burned while saving his wife and 18-month-old daughter from their burning home in castro valley. it happened yesterday morning, when alameda county firefighters arrived, the man had just pulled his wife and daughter from the home and was outside trying to put out the flames himself with a garden hose. he suffered second-degree burns and was taken to the hospital. two of the family dogs died in
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the fire. investigators say it was ignited by a space heater. homeland security secretary christian nielsen is visiting yuma, arizona, this weekend continuing her southwest tour to see conditions at the border. the department is facing criticism two young migrant children died in separate incidents. they were 7 and 8 years old. the boy and girl from guatemala were detained at the border and died while in u.s. custody. president trump tweeted and said his administration shouldn't be blamed for either deaths. his tweet said "any deaths are strictly the fault of the democrats and their pathetic immigration policies." it's the first time the president has spoken about the children's deaths. back in yuma, the department of homeland security says migrant also receive more thorough initial health screenings, as well as secondary screenings for every child in border patrol custody. nielsen is calling on congress to act with urgency. the partial government shutdown has entered its second
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week and an end to the stalemate does not appear to be close. president trump remains in washington, instead of taking a planned vacation to florida. chris pallone has the latest. >> reporter: while elected officials clash in the nation's capital, thousands of federal government workers and families left paying the price. the shutdown is in its second week and president donald trump is left tweeting about democrats, absent any real movement between the two sides, saturday blaming them for not giving him ten votes in the senate to build a wall along the southern border in the past year when his party controlled all three branches of government. the president demanded more than $5 billion in a new spending bill for a border wall, which would have kept the government open. >> we gave them our most recent offer. we came down off of our $5 billion offer. >> reporter: sources tell nbc news the president would accept a compromise of $2.5 billion but testimonies insisted building a new wall at the border won't happen. aides for nancy pelosi say the white house hasn't reached out to her directly, since december
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11th. still, both sides know how high the stakes are in this shutdown showdown. >> it's going to hurt our economy. it makes no sense whatsoever. >> reporter: democrats and republicans calculating voters will blame the other side for the third government shutdown this year, meaning a solution might not come until after the new year, when democrats take control of the house. chris pallone, nbc news. now to a heartbreaking good-bye to a little boy who lost his bat well a genetic brain condition. 2-year-old abdullah hassan was laid to rest yesterday in lodi. his case made international headlines when his mother, who is yemeni, finally was allowed to visit him this month. the trump administration's travel ban barred her from entering the u.s. for more than a year. hassan died on friday at children's hospital in oakland. his father, an american citizen, hopes his son's death leads to change. >> we are here today because my government failed our family. i am a u.s. citizen.
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my son is a u.s. citizen. the muslim ban kept my wife from coming to the u.s. for over a year. >> hassan's mother arrived in the bay area on wednesday, december 19th, giving her just about a week with her dying son. she's been granted a visa to stay in the country and work toward citizenship. now, to a warning for drivers in the north bay, after a daring robbery that happened friday night just after 6:30 in american canyon. police say a female driver was at this intersection, stoplight at american canyon road and silver oak trail, when a man smashed one of the car's windows and stole her purse before running away. a similar string of robberies happened in antioch back in october. police are warning drivers to beware of their surroundings and to be cautious of anyone who appears suspicious. it is 7:38 on "today in the bay." is it still too early to look ahead to the 2020 presidential election? political analyst larry gerston
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joins us live in a few minutes to explain why the race for the next white house has already begun. also the warriors are looking for payback against the trailblazers in the pacific northwest. dave feldman of nbc sports bay area is up next.
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hi, everybody. i'm dave feldman. warriors bounced back, they had a payback game in portland they took advantage of and klay thompson found something in the pacific northwest, a place he lived until he was 12. let's just say this -- reports of the demise of klay's jump shot are greatly exaggerated. warriors down three in the first quarter, and looney doing something we didn't know he could do, hitting a three, that's his first three of the year. second quarter, warriors up 14, klay thompson doing something we knew he could do, and then a high five from the bench. he wasn't done. fourth quarter, warriors pulling away, and thompson's got his stroke back.
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4 of 5 from behind the arc, game high 32 and he tells his hand, i missed you. warriors win 115-105. sharks taking on the oilers in edmonton. second period, sharks up by two. eric carlsson in for the goal, he headed three assists. sharks win easily 7-4. a's first rounder kyler murray in oklahoma taking on alabama in the orange bowl. 49 yards for the touchdown, oklahoma has life. fourth quarter, too much bama, the fourth touchdown throw of the game this one to jerry judy. alabama winner 45-34. alabama will face clemson in the national championship game, the tigers beat notre dame 30-30. that's all for sports. i'm dave feldman. more news right after the break.
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prominent people will be
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"wringing" their while most of us will be ringing in 2019, a couple dozen prominent people will be wringing their hands about the 2020 presidential election. yes, hard to believe, as it is, the race for 2020 presidential nominations has begun in earnest. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us. i feel exhausted. really, so soon? >> yes. so soon. but that's the way it is these days in the united states president. not so many years ago, kira, most people gave little thought to presidential elections until a few months before the event, but an elongated nomination process, a very polarized electorate and social media eliminated any sense of that precious separation you'd like to see. in fact, for several months, potential candidates have been crisscrossing the nation and meeting with small groups of possible donors and political
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influencers, in what we call the invisible primary. >> why is it called the invisible primary? shouldn't we, as voters, know more about it? >> not really. you don't need to know this, believe me, but really, the invisible primary is called that, because would-be candidates don't want to commit to grueling nomination processes, unless they believe they have a real chance to succeed. that's why they have gone about their business so quietly, but over the next few months, watch out. we'll learn a lot more about who is serious and who is not, largely because of what these would-be candidates discovered during the invisible primary period and because they'll have to jump in soon to put together the necessary staff and seed money for their long and i mean perilous journey. >> yes, but with a republican incumbe incumbent, it seems that president trump would have a lock on the nomination, or am i assuming too much? >> not so fast, not so fast.
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normally that would be the case, but this isn't likely to be a normal election in as much as president trump has very low public approval, ranging from the high 30s to the low 40s. nothing to write home about there, so given these numbers, it would not be surprising to see republican challengers test the waters, maybe someone like former ohio governor john kasich, and new u.s. senator but former presidential nominee mitt romney of utah. they're both possible republican candidates and perhaps u.s. senator marco rubio, a trump opponent in 2016, he's been rather feisty, he might also give it a go. >> interesting. what about the democrats? how open is that field? >> got about an hour? >> no, unfortunately. >> that's about how long we need, just to cover the list. there are a few things to consider. most early polls of democratic voters point to experience and fresh ideas as important
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candidate attributes. now, that would seem to leave out hillary clinton and bernie sanders. after that, wow, the early going is anybody's guess, but you know, minnesota's u.s. senator amy klobuchar and ohio's u.s. senator sherrod brown have been mentioned by those in the know. others include u.s. senator from new york kirsten gillibrand and colorado's governor john hickenlooper, kamala harris, adam schiff and eric swalwell have been mentioned among the fresh names. the point is this, the point is this, it's too early to know which candidates will emerge from the invisible primary, it's hard to say that one, and which of these names are really going to be real. >> yes, it's a big pool from which to fish. historically, california has been honestly sort of an afterthought, given our june primary date, but i did not know
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this, that's about to change in a big way. >> it sure is, in a big way. things will be the same as in the past, as far as both political parties go for the first month of 2020, when i remember this, we all do, iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, nevada, the big four roll out for the first four nomination events. no change there, but on march 3rd, 2020, watch out. nine states will hold their presidential elections. one of those will be california, with the largest number of delegates in what is sure to be dubbed as the new super tuesday, so yes, unlike the past, california will be in the thick of the presidential nomination process, and because of that, will no doubt see an increase in voter participation. >> it will almost seem like we matter at some point. >> yes. >> so that's still a month or a year and three months away. what do we watch for in the meantime? >> it will be here quick, believe me. >> you're right. it flies. >> over the next couple of
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months, watch this. expect most of the serious candidates to officially announce their candidacy. don't be surprised to see some of the names we discussed, but there will be lots of surprises nonetheless, perhaps nebraska's u.s. senator ben sass for the republicans, maybe former new york mayor michael bloomberg for the democrats. we only know this, beginning january 1, 2019, campaigning for the 2020 presidential nominations will no longer be invisible. >> oh, my gosh, so we have 48 hours to enjoy the relative peace. >> happy new year. >> thanks for nothing. no, no, as always, larry, thanks so much. we really appreciate your insight. still ahead on "today in the bay," they were there to cheer on the irish but something very unexpected landed on them. the story behind the picture going viral, when we return. one of the first signs of changing weather is always the
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increase in cloud cover. this is a live look over san francisco. it's still a little chilly out there. i'll talk about that wind advisory that will take effect tonight, coming up in just a bit. ♪ toyland, toyland
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take a look a good morning. it is 7:53 and it is cold once again. we're waking up to 30s in the north bay. 32 degrees in santa rosa. 38 degrees in concord, but we are actually running a few degrees warmer, because of the increase in cloud cover, we've also got a changing weather pattern. we have an increase in moisture,
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and the winds already starting toic can up. your microclimate highs for today will be cool, upper fiftsz 50s through oakland and san francisco. low 60s up to the north bay. but we'll expect to see filtered sunshine into the afternoon. basically what that means, some areas will get a break in the clouds with some sunshine, but noticing an increase in cloud cover. we've got two interacting systems right now, and this is what's going to bring the biggest impact into this evening in terms of the wind. we've got that ridge of high pressure that kept us dry and pretty much comfortable in terms of the sunshine for the last couple days, paired with another system and that will kick up gusty conditions. windy at times, not just for today. that's expected to last all the way through new year's day. just giving you a look ahead at our next chance of seeing rain, i had a couple folks ask me that question online. january 4th on friday, we have the other system developing far off to the pacific and that's going to bring our best possible chance of seeing some rain in towards the start of next week.
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here it is, we have a high wind advisory, which means we'll more than likely be under a microclimate weather alert into the evening, for elevations above 1,000 feet, talking northerly winds 20 to 35 miles per hour with possible gusts upwards of 60 plus miles per hour for the higher elevations and mountaintops. santa cruz included. we're seeing winds beginning to kick up now. this could bring the potential hazard of downed trees and power outages, so a good idea right now to check out your backyard and see if there's patio furniture you might need to bring inside just to avoid causing any dangers out there. new year's eve, it will be windy at times, at about 2:00 p.m. again, those winds will begin to kick up and then the temperatures are going to cool rather quickly. they're going to be topping out really only into the upper 60s, and then dipping down into the 40s, which means chilly overnight lows, as far as your new year's day, we're going to have those winds still pretty gusty especially for the hilltop areas but less windy around midday, the winds will diminish.
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look at the morning lows, 34 degrees for new year's day, so here is a quick look at the next seven days, what you can expect, wind will be the main event as we head into tonight and into monday, it's going to be really gusty at times, and then the temperatures topping out into the 50s, and if you notice, our chance of rain really moves in next weekend, so the chance of rain develops on friday, and then we see our best chance of seeing that into the first weekend of 2019, but for new year's plans, it's going to be a little chilly and windy out there, so keep that in mind, folks. i'm going to be bundled up. >> good to have that warning but i love seeing the sunshine. at least we have that. vianey, thanks. before we go, take a look at this, if you didn't see it last night, from last night's cotton bowl game between notre dame and clemson, a bald eagle landing oen irish fans after the national anthem. the eagle was part of the pregame festivities before it went rogue. after the eagle's adventure
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around the stadium, it eventually returned to its handler. s clemson beat the irish and will face alabama at the national championship game next monday, right here at levi's stadium. five, four, three, two, one, happy new year! >> as vianey was just talking about, new year's eve, here we are. it was a dress rehearsal in times square. event organizers held their annual confetti dress rehearsal. hundreds of people gathered to see the colorful display on new year's eve, 3,000 pounds of confetti will be released for a crowd of 2 million people to see, plus all of those watching at home, and i always feel so badly for the people who have to clean it up after the dress rehearsal and make it clean for tomorrow night. >> overtime hours or something, ring in a nice new year. i've never been to times square for new year's eve but i've heard the scary stories of
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people wearing diapers. i'm good. beautiful, though. >> thanks for making us a part of your morning. no 5:00 or 6:00 news tonight. check our website for updates. rush to work, grab a drink, hurry home. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! don't be on your phone. let someone else take the wheel. make a little eye contact. make a plan. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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