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peek out and the rain is falling as we're heading to noon. we will have sunshine and another round of rain by the weekend. we'll talk more about that coming up. mike, drivers should slow down a bit. >> we're talking about the wet roadways. despite the lighter traffic, you'll want to slow it down. the eastbound direction coming toward us you see the wet roadways, the water kicking up. even though it may not actively be raining, the green shows you where there will be wet roads, pretty much all over the bay. no major problems for this crash on the peninsula. 101 is at speed. to the bay bridge a little slowing on the incline, again, i think because there's active rain falling and b.a.r.t. is running on time without any delays. laura, this morning starts without any problem. back to you. >> sounds good. thanks so much, mike. 5:00 and developing now in an exclusive interview with the "today" show mike pence is speaking out about the decision
to take out the top iranian general. he says despite criticism americans facing an imminent threat with qassem soleimani in power. >> we had information of an eminent threat of a larger attack being argued by qassem soleimani. the president took action, and all along the way we've heard the threats, we've been prepared and, frankly, the action we took wasn't simply hunkering down, savannah. >> you can watch the full interview at 7:00 a.m. in the meantime there's a big vote in congress today. it will decide whether to curb president trump's power to wage war with iran. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us from washington. >> reporter: even though lawmakers are voting today, to force the president to come back to congress to get the okay to take further military action, what the president is saying he wants to hit iran in the wallet.
he says there were no casualties and little damage, and so he's pushing nick sanctions, more of them, to punish iran for those missiles that struck where u.s. troops were stationed. now you heard vice president pence talking about the justification for the original strike that killed iran's top general, but here on capitol hill there were mixed reviews about whether the intelligence, the evidence behind that strike was strong enough. >> probably the strongest and most decisive briefing that has ever been convicted. >> it was unconvincing. >> probably the worst briefing i've seen. >> what i heard was less than satisfying. >> reporter: now here in washington there's a lot of talk about whether iran deliberately did not direct those missiles to kill u.s. choops so they could make a statement and avoid the
full fury of a full military response. as the trump administration considers options in the middle east, anti-war protesters are speaking out. moveon.org organizing a national day of action against war tonight as plans continue. in san francisco last night activists expressed their anger and fear over u.s. military action in the region. protesters say they're concerned america is on the path towards another endless war. >> i am afraid for my loved ones living in iraq right now. >> our troops to come home. come home now. it's 5:03. later today, a protest is set to happen at facebook headquarters in menlo park. calling for the social network users to change their profile
and cover with a black box. in an effort to safeguard the 2020 election. the demonstration will run from 4:00 until 6:00 tonight. >> uber making changes. this is happening as some drivers fight for full benefits. kris sanchez joins us with what this means for you the rider. >> reporter: hi there, scott. if you are a regular rider, you may already know this. uber sent out an email yesterday details what the changes are and keeping as many drivers on the road. the company is adjusting to the new california law that went into effect on new year's day
that defines who is a full-time worker and who is a contract worker. many drivers have been fighting for that reclassification in order to get benefits going so far as to seek class action status. here is what that means for you if you are a rider. you will be able to schedule rides with your favorite drivers after giving them a five-star rating. those drivers can then accept or refuse those rides. your fare will be calculated at the end of the ride and some uber -- drivers can reject your ride without penalty after seeing the time, the distance, and estimated fare in an effort to help them figure out how much money they can make and some uber rewards are discontinued. uber detailed all of this saying other changes are also in the works. if you got that email, i would love to know what you have to say about it.
>> thanks for the latest there, kris. 5:05. a massive $5 billion development of the weapons station is hitting another snag. the city is requiring the developer to use a certain amount of union labor. the company says it will be too expensive. city chose lennar concord to oversee the construction, in the homes of redeveloping it into shops and office space. last night concord leaders asked both to go back to the negotiating table. the mayor has hopes it will move forward. >> trying to get everybody working together so we can get this bill. the shovels in the ground in the next year or two not five or ten years out. that's our push right now. there is that urgency. we know it's so important to our region. >> the station used to store bombs for navy ships. there's no timetable on when the union and developer need to finish the negotiations. the city agreement with lennar
could be extended. dozens plan to rally outside a jail that sits atop the hall of justice. protests organizers are calling for it to be shut down. more than 300 inmates are housed in the jail on bryant street. the city has known the building is seismically unsafe since the 1990s. they have been debating what to do with the inmates the jail holds since the mayor has called for them to be rehoused by july of 2021. the clock is ticking for those who lost a home in the kincade fire to get help. they want property owners to know january 31st is the deadline to submit an application for debris removal. they will have to hire a licensed contractor or present a plan on how they want at that debris to be cleared. >> on this thursday morning, taking a peek from santa clara, san francisco and dublin across the bay.
a lot of rain drops. kari hall, the weather outlook for our morning? that's for the morning. the rest of the day doesn't look like those pictures. we are going to start out soggy even if the rain has moved out in spots like the north bay. it is going to still be foggy. as we get a closer look at the east bay where the heaviest rain is falling moving through the tri-valley and also extending over to the peninsula, down into the south bay we're seeing a lot of that rain just to the east of san jose. we'll see it clearing out. by noon some sunshine and the rest of the day will be chilly but at least it will be clearing out. we'll have more on this and the weekend forecast in a few minutes. mike, you're seeing a quick change out of hayward. less than ten minutes ago we showed you the shot of the san mateo bridge. it's starting to ease up more. different than before. more wet roadways and definitely an issue for folks slowing their
speeds a bit, just tapping the brakes. not enough to change the sensors but all across into the tri-valley and westbound across 580 coming out of the altamont pass. shows no problems and no major delays. it is continuing to fill in all these lanes. i think the metering lights are on a couple minutes early but no drama on the maze or the approach. back to you. it's 5:09 right now. twitter is testing all new features. up next on "today in the bay," the changes the social media giant is taking aimed to protect your mental health. plus, a look at where buying is now more affordable than renting. and ahead at 5:25 an all new warning for americans looking to head to australia. the travel warning as crews work to gain the upper hand on dozens of wildfires burning out of control. we'll have a brand-new look at
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good thursday morning. right now at 5:12 as you head out the door in martinez it's raining but it won't be raining all day. we'll get some sunshine and temperatures today reaching into the mid-50s. we do have a soggy start as we look at radar with the rain quickly moving through. this and a look ahead coming up in about five minutes. and this live look at the
san rafael showing a smoother drive. even as the rain eases up in the north bay, may see some fog. we'll track that commute as well. good morning, i'm frank holland. wall street is set to open up higher adding to yesterday's gains. the nasdaq and s&p 500 both closing at record highs after president trump downplayed iran's missile strike on u.s. bases in iraq. attempted to diffuse concerns the u.s. may enter into a wider conflict with iran. china's announcement that they will travel to sign the phase one deal. offering extended rewards to chase customers who use their credit cards to pay for their rides. the partnership aims to attract and retain high value customers who travel and use the service a lot. members will earn ten rewards
points on every dollar they spend on lyft and a free one-year membership to lyft subscription service which costs $20 a month and offers savings on rides and other benefits. buying is more affordable in renting in more than half the housing markets according to a new report but location, location, location is the key. renting is better in suburban or urban areas. with interest rates falling owning can be more affordable overall even as home prices continue to rise. >> affordable. i don't know that word. >> not in the bay area. >> today i learned a new word. thanks, frank. >> tomorrow how to spell it. who can reply to tweets? companies are under pressure to address abuse and harassment. users will be able to choose
four different settings. global lets anyone respond. group allows replies from people you follow or mention. there's also panel and statement to block all replies. continuing coverage of the consumer electronics show in las vegas. you can watch your movements in underwater scooters. check out what our digital journalist jonathan bloom discovered. >> reporter: the demo is segway's new chair that feels like it's floating. >> that was in raleigh. it's on two wheels. you control it with a joystick. you can watch all of jonathan bloom's report from ces on our home page nbcbayarea.com.
>> it should be the l-pod, the lazy pod. >> that's why i'm ordering it. once again, the oscars won't have a host this year. if you'll recall last year the ceremony went without a host after tweets from kevin hart led him to step down. they are promising an entertaining show with surprises in store. the world reacting to the shocking announcement the duke and duchess of sussex are stepping back as senior members of the royal family. >> they say they just plan on becoming financially independent. reports are that their groundbreaking decision took many by surprise including buckingham palace. some residents say they saw it coming. >> i gave it two and a half years. we're not far off two and a half years.
keep their title and just go. exactly what they're doing now. >> the couple plans to split their time between north america and the uk. they say they'll fully support the queen. >> like a new brexit? it kind of is. >> are they starting colonies? a look at all the rain falling, we're watching the shot now because we have some puddles and the wet road. it comes across those lights there. watching for a different reason and because of the king sooid we always talk about king tide and you may not even really know what it is. at this time of the year it's where we have the sun and the moon aligned in a way where it's closest to the earth.
focused on the southern hemisphere, has a greater gravitational pull and the gravity from the moon actually pulls up our tides, the water that we have around our ocean and so we do have high tides headed our way tomorrow even as this storm system exits. we'll be hearing more about that tomorrow when it kicks in. once this moves out we will see our sky clearing quickly as we go through the rest of the day. and then spotty rain lingering 9:00 or 10:00. by noon we can go outside, enjoy lunch with sunshine but it will be cool and breezy. tomorrow that sunshine and a new round of rain comes in as we head to saturday morning. it looks like it's mostly early in the day and it clears out as the day goes along. if you're planning to head to the sierra there will be that round of rain and sierra snow. going to squaw valley, the best travel day will be tomorrow.
we'll have all clear conditions. 31 lifts today. we will also see some light snow falling today. once again it does clear out heading into tomorrow. then by saturday a new round of snow. then look at what happens next week. if you are able to get there ahead of this big snowstorm and just stay, that will probably be the best plan. as we look at our seven-day forecast here we have, of course, the 49ers on nbc bay area. make sure you're wearing something nice and warm but the rain chances will be going down as that game goes along and sunday we're looking good for all of those outdoor activities. mike, you have the slick roads as a concern. >> the overnight rain continuing through the morning commute is a concern and we do have the morning commute. tuesdays and thursdays, you have your commute days. the metering lights are on, water on the lens and the
roadways, be careful. mostly at speed. on and off ramps an issue. in san francisco, 280 we have a couple spinouts. single car crashes where the car hit the center divide and is facing the wrong direction. that typically means they spun out either before or after the impact. a smoother drive aside from that, again, the bay bridge metering lights are on. heading down to 580, the commute continues to build over the last few days out of byron and brentwood, about 23, 25 minutes. heading out of those areas and down to 580 which moves smoothly but slow out of the altamont pass. watch for the fog to develop. the wet roadways extend along 580. there is some slowing. b.a.r.t. running without any
delays now. 21 trains on time. we had problems in concord, had to stop trains for pretty much all evening. this morning it started without any problem. you'll get wet in the outdoor stations. >> take your umbrella if you remember. thanks. an all new twist in the jussie smollett case. next, the request made for the santa rosa actor's google data. >> leo the light saber, the quick thinking rescue made by leonardo dicaprio. >> the bay area man set to bring items to those involved in the earthquakes in puerto rico and how you can be part of the kindness. something great from mr. clean.
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officials in iran continue to speculate mechanical issues caused the deadly plane crash of a boeing 737, but they're not providing any proof whatsoever. all 176 people were killed. the airliner went down shortly after takeoff. >> the vast devastation of the wildfires burning in australia. we have before and after imaction of kangaroo island. on the right you see the lush green during mid-december. on the left there more than a third of that island is burned.
we have some video showing a second island being evacuated. u.s. state department is telling americans heading to australia to exercise caution. an army veterinarian helping to treat many of the animals injured at the wildlife park. the island itself is about the size of rhode island. it's a popular eco-tourist destination. >> the power is expected to be turned back on for people living in puerto rico falling this week's deadly earthquake. at least 75% of homes expected to have electricity by the weekend. the magnitude 6.4 quake knocked out the island's biggest power plant, collapsed homes killed at least one person. many of the island's residents say they're fearful if another big quake hits. their homes will collapse. puerto rican restaurant in the east bay planning to help victims. the owner says he's collecting money to help the island. jose ortiz helped victims of hurricane maria back in 2017 as well.
supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg says she is cancer free following numerous health scares. she has survived cancer four times. she recovered from surgery last year that removed nodules from her left lung and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in august of last year. new this morning a judge tells google to hand over a year's worth of data to a special prosecutor investigating the handling of the jussie smollett case. you'll remember a special prosecutor was assigned to look why an illinois state attorney abruptly cleared the actor of wrongdoing after police believe he faked his attack. the "chicago tribune" reports google must turn over data from accounts owned by smollett and his manager. justin bieber says he has lyme disease. >> in a post on instagram he says he has a chronic case of mono that's impacted his skin,
brain function, energy and health. the announcement comes saying he hasn't looked well in the past year. he's overcoming the battle with the disease and will talk about it in an upcoming youtube docu-series. leonardo dicaprio can also play the role of real-life hero. according to various reports only now surfacing, the week before sunday night's golden globes he was spending the holidays in the caribbean when his boat crew learned about a man lost at sea. sources say they helped locate the man who is treading water for nearly 12 hours. coast guard crews later arrived and treated that man. real-life hero. coming up next, top stories we're following today including a live report on b.a.r.t.'s major vote set for this afternoon. changes riders could see during their commute. the move city leaders are
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friday. it's only thursday. friday eve, right? 5:30 right now. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> it doesn't matter to marcus washington what day it is because he's not working. i'm scott mcgrew. a live look outside in san francisco and san jose. good morning. it's just enough to make everything wet and it will move on. we're seeing it clearing from the north bay for the most part and moving into san francisco, the east bay as well as the south bay. this will be a marng event. by this afternoon a distant memory as we get more sunshine coming in. we'll see dry weather. our next round of rain comes in. we'll talk about how this may or may not affect the game on saturday. you were talking about timing at
the bay bridge. that's 5:10. we saw the lanes start to back up and that is indeed what happened. i think it's because of the conditions. we have a slower drive across the span because rain was really hitting hard right about the time they typically turn on. things have calmed down but you saw the backup. the green highlighting all over the bay indicates taking that weather data and translating it to what you're going to drive through. a couple spinouts on the peninsula reported. we're seeing water on the lens. 101 will be getting more slick. >> a hit-and-run in san bruno. officers tweeting out this at sixth and seventh. a car plowed into a fire hydrant. firefighters eventually turned
off the high drand. it's 5:32 right now. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors is looking at creating ambassadors. pete suratos joins us live with more. pete? >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. they want to have these ambassadors and community service officers focus on quality of life issues. resulting in safety for passengers on its trains. that vote will take place later this morning. we'll see if the b.a.r.t. board of directors moves forward with it. part of a six-month pilot program by b.a.r.t., a daily and weekend presence. teams of two during the week, up to five teams on the weekends. i do want to point out the officers would be unarmed and trained as a part of the program. they'll measure it by the number of incidents reported. calls to police. when it comes to calls to the
program b.a.r.t. saying it wouldn't exceed more than $690,000 and today's b.a.r.t. meeting, b.a.r.t. will discuss adding wi-fi to trains. it could be a big development for passengers. reting li i reporting live, pete suratos, "today in the bay." thank you, pete. our investigative unit just finished a series that looks at crimes on b.a.r.t. you can watch it on our website. 5:34 on your thursday morning. the federal court in san francisco today will hear arguments surrounding the fate of thousands of asylum seekers, specifically asylum seekers unlawfully prevented from accessing the u.s. before the white house issued its ban last year. an injunction is now in place blocking the trump administration from applying that ban to the group of people. today federal attorneys will order for that to be lifted.
the vallejo police, the department is led by its first african-american chief in its 120-year history. in november chief shawny williams was sworn in. it comes at a pivotal time. the department has been in turmoil with a disturbing number of officer involved shootings and allegations of excessive force. some say the incidents unfairly target more black and brown people. in an exclusive interview with nbc bay area, chief williams says he hopes he can help the community in his new position. >> it gives me an opportunity to connect with some people who may feel marginalized or a group of people i can personally identify. we can impact the future. >> a nine-month investigation of the vallejo pd found the department has the highest number of police shootings per officer in northern california.
>> jose inez garcia zarate is expected to be tried late they are month on a federal weapons charge. prosecutors filed that charge after san francisco jurors found a not guilty in the shooting death of kate steinle on pier 14. his attorneys argued the gun went off accidentally after he found it under a bench. another story displaying the housing crisis in the bay area. in just a few hours housing advocates will speak on behalf of those living in a mobile home park. residents of west winds received eviction warnings this week that they may have to leave by august of 2022. mhc operating manages the park and says the owners of the property, the nicholson family partnership, are demanding the property be returned with no residents when the lease expires n. a statement bruce nicholson says the well-being of tenants and stability of the park is the
partnership's top priority. tenants say if they are forced to move they will have to leave the bay area because they simply cannot afford to stay. a new push to clean san francisco's dirty streets. supervisors want to see more trash cans and dumpsters and pickup services. trash and worse have been all over the streets. you know about this. it's attracted national attention not to mention the attention of our own investigative unit which has been covering the story for more than a year. city leaders believe at least some of the litter comes from garbage that was initially dropped into cans and dumpsters. >> they have to get that going. san francisco is a beautiful city. we see a little glow, the impact of rain across our bridges and the bay area as we look at this span.
p.m. so some of those typical areas we see along the coast and the embarcadero over to ocean beach you could see the high tide at 10:00 in the morning and then very low tide at 5:10. if you're going to be inland, watching the rain clearing out as we go throughout the day on saturday and then a mix of sun and clouds. by sunday we'll all get some sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures, up to 59 degrees in the inland valleys. most of the rain will be early in the day. for the 49ers game we'll see the rain chances tapingering off. only a slight chance of a shower, kickoff at 1:35. at halftime you still do need a jacket because temperatures will be reaching into the mid-50s and the sun starting to peek out from behind those clouds. a breezy wind by the fourth quarter. in san francisco a lot going on this weekend including the lunar new year traveling festival. we'll see the slight rain chance early in the day but the rest of
the day is looking good. as a part of the festival the napa night bloom happening on sunday and this is going to be a great event to check out the hot air balloons. we'll see temperatures cooling down quickly. in the upper 40s for that event on sunday evening. much cooler if you're going to the sierra but just watch out in squaw valley. some snow showers coming down especially on saturday. we'll talk about today and get a look at the radar. going to show that you coming up in three minutes. going on sale, up next on "today in the bay," when you can buy single day tickets to napa's bottle rock music festival. warnings the university of california should not end its standardized test requirements. >> what the 49ers are doing for their matchup against the vikings. trump: obamacare is a complete
and total disaster. let obamacare implode. nurse: these wild attacks on healthcare hurt the patients i care for. i've been a nurse in new york for thirty years. i know the difference leadership can make because i saw what mike bloomberg did as mayor. vo: mayor bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40%, covering 700,000 more new yorkers, life expectancy increased. he helped expand health coverage to 200,000 more kids and upgraded pediatric care--- infant mortality rates dropped to record lows. and as mayor, mike bloomberg always championed reproductive health for women. so when you hear mike bloomberg on health care... mrb: this is america. we can certainly afford to make sure that everybody that needs to see a doctor can see a doctor, everybody that needs medicines to stay healthy
denny's is making 2020 a super duper new year with a new super duper deal! now you get bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, and all you can eat pancakes for only $7.99. the new super duper slam! happy new year, from denny's. good thursday morning. right now at 5:43, it's a soggy start. here is a live look outside in fremont. heads up that it may take you longer. you do need to slow down getting to work and we can see the rain here up until about 8:00 and clearing the rest of the day. we can see the rain quickly moving through on the radar, so we'll show you exactly where it's raining and how much more to expect coming up in less than five minutes. one of the spots it's raining is here, the richmond side of the toll plaza.
be careful. down into fremont. the glow for 880 as the traffic builds. thanks so much, kari and mike. 5:44. all new this morning, vice president mike pence defending the president's action to carry out the killing of a top iranian general. coming up at 6:00 why he says the administration is not sharing the most compelling intelligence with congress. police looking for two men in robberies tied with nail salons. they show them in action terrifying customers. at least haz half a dozen have been hit since late november. governor newsome says he will not hold a special election to fill duncan hunter's seat. the republican resigned following a corruption conviction. he pleaded guilty to he and his
wife misspending $150,000 for personal expenses. the san diego district is expected to vote for a new congressman in 2021. hunter's resignation leaves open one of the few remaining house seats in california for the gop. the uc regents are weighing the future of standardized test scores in admission requirements. hearing from the test makers, talking about things like s.a.t. and a.c.t. regents looking into making the tests optional or even ending their use entirely. they could be a form of discrimination. "the chronicle" says the head of a.c.t. sent a letter to regents this week listing potential negative consequences of dropping the tests including closing the door for underserved students who don't have stellar grades. happening today, parents and students can weigh in on renaming wilson elementary
school after first lady michelle obama. a committee will need to hear public input tonight at 6:00. the committee will meet a second time to discuss the possible name change again. some say it's not a matter of if but when sports betting is legal in california. >> voters could weigh in as early as november. they may want to think about new numbers. nearly four in ten americans say they are current or would be if they could sports betters. legalization could generate $2.5 billion each year much coming from online wagering. opponents say it would erode the integrity of the game and gambling can become an addiction. now the niners, if you're interested, are favored by about a touchdown over the vikings in saturday's game at levi's. they have to win to move forward. >> as kari has been telling us,
rain is looking less likely which pundits believes favors them. one less mystery this morning. kellen winslow will keep his starting spot saturday's game against minnesota airs here on nbc bay area. kickoff is right around 1:35. make sure you join us for pregame coverage starting at 11:30. a lot of people are already getting their game faces on. their game shirts as well. they're among the bands just announced in the lineup for this year's bottle rock festival in napa. and speaking of bottle rock, a heads-up for music fans there. those single day tickets go on sale this morning. the red-hot chili peppers, dave
matthews band. stevie nicks and miley cyrus. you can get tickets beginning at 10:00 a.m. bottle rock runs from may 22 through the 24th. a lot of fun there. 5:48. getting pulled over not so much a great thing. >> unless it involves a ring. police pull over a driver who happens to be a university police officer. she admits she had a feeling something wasn't right when the officer told her she had a broken taillight. it's more out of a romance novel. >> our first and last names sound so much better together. will you marry me? >> yes. >> she said yes. >> imagine passing by going what is happening over there? the body cameras don't lie. it's a match made in heaven. an act of kindness, a
10-year-old boy in alabama found an envelope full of money at a target store last week. it wasn't just pennies. it was nine $100 bills. the envelope also contained a bank receipt with the owner's name on it. he and his mother tried to return it to the bank but they were closed. they contacted the store manager and police to help. they helped reunite the pair and the woman who lost the cash. target gave the boy a $100 gift card for his act kindness. >> good for them. >> that's great. it's really nice. honesty pays. >> if it's like my kid, he loved that gift card because he could spend it. this paper money thing, what is that? >> what is it? exactly. >> we were talking about the big game on saturday, a little bit of rain in the beginning. >> the rest of the game is looking prelty good. it's going to be cool and breezy but at least we'll get the sun peeking out and some sunshine stowed once this quick moving round of rain moves out. let's talk about how we're doing in terms of our water year so
far. well, not so good for most of us. we've had a pretty long time without any significant storms. right now in santa rosa we're only at about 84% of average even though we've gotten over 13 1/2 inches of rain. we're still at a deficit. in san francisco we're a little over half of where we should be but less than half. in oakland only a quarter of the normal amount of rain while san jose has had over half of the normal amount of rain. we do have some catching up to do. it is already clearing the north bay and we're seeing lingering showers. for the east bay we have some light rain in most sports and also over to the south bay a few heavier spots in parts of the peninsula. this will move through so quickly that it will only bring
through a tenth to a quarter inch of rain. we'll dry out tonight and tomorrow. a new round comes in early on saturday and that looks like it's going to be ahead of that 49ers game. look at the time line. we're at 4:30 in the morning when that light rain quickly moves through. as the day goes on, it clears out. more rain in the forecast next week. a chance monday and thursday. overall we are just seeing some light rain between today as well as tomorrow and then more sunshine in the forecast on sunday. mike, you've been tracking the roads and it's sloppy. >> it might affect your timing. allow more reaction time. look at this. this is our palo alto camera at university, and really the lens gets hit with the rain and the roadway will be wet as well. the off ramps, folks are slowing nicely but do be careful. heading down from san francisco, right now our partners say it takes 35 minutes san francisco down to that area we just showed
you, the facebook campus. at 6:30 time and a half, almost 50 minutes. that is predicted. the main may disrupt even more traffic flow. be careful out there. we've seen another single car crash. that's a loss of traction. looking here at a slowdown for highway 4 coming through pittsburg and bay point. a new crash we'll check to see if any lanes are blocked. it's hard to see sometimes as the low clouds and fog drift around. slick conditions. back to you. >> a look at the sleeping accommodations for athletes in the 2020 olympics. those competing in tokyo are going to be sleeping on beds made out of cardboard. organizers say they wanted to use a stainable sterile that could be easily carried in and out and they will be recycled into paper products.
>> i hope they're comfortable for the as leads there. >> move more ahead including going old school. carrying out lessons after a ransom ware attack. charging 25 cents a cup working? if cafes and restaurants are playing by those rules. and you've probably already heard about this. prince harry and meghan markle stepping back as senior members of the rile family. but what's the reaction from buckingham palace all new and coming up next you're watching "today in the bay." introducing a single sports destination.
welcome back. i.t. workers still trying to restore computers systems for schools in pittsburg after a ransom ware attack over the winter holidays. this week the school will go the old-fashioned way, no internet, no email. the district superintendent says the county chose not to pay the ransom. the hackers who attacked the system. parents understand but are still concerned. >> it's scary because they do a lot of communication with their teachers on the computer. i feel if that door is open then who else could hop on in there and expose our children to things that we are trying to protect them from. >> an understandable concern.
the district says no personal information is at risk in the attack. a rally of support planned for the family of a transgender woman killed by police. they are appealing their lawsuit against the city. killed after police responded to a mental health call. the family says police used excessive force. a federal lawsuit against the city was thrown out last year. officers involved in the arrest were exonerated in an investigation. oral arguments begin in the appeal today. news involving the ongoing fight against cancer. the american cancer society found the largest year to year drop reported from 2016 to 2017. new drugs have those fighting
lung cancer and melanoma. cancer is still the second leading cause of death for americans. animal rights activists plan to protest. costco filed a lawsuit seeking to end the demonstration. if you live in berkeley and frequent coffee shops you may have noticed a spike in the prices. many are complying with that surcharge on all disposable cups. the law took effect january 1st. there are signs indicating the surcharge. apparently so far not every business is fully onboard. trending this morning justin bieber says he has lyme disease. >> very concerning. in a post on instagram he says he has a chronic case of mono that's affected his skin, brain function, even energy and health. the announcement comes in
response to fans and others who say he hasn't looked well. bieber says he's overcoming the battle with the disease and will talk about it in an upcoming youtube docu-series. the oscars won't have a host this year. making that announcement on twitter. if you recall last year the ceremony went without a host after controversial tweets from comedian kevin hart led him to step down. the academy is promising an entertaining show with some surprises in store. the world's reacting to the shocking announcement the duke and duchess of sussex are stepping back. >> they plan to become financially independent. reports are their groundbreaking decision took many by surprise including buckingham palace. some residents say they saw it coming. before the wedding i said this is what is happening. i gave it two and a half years. we're not far off. at the end of the day she would
step down or both of them would step down and just go. exactly what they're doing now. >> the couple plans to split their time between north america and the uk. they say they will fully continue to support the queen. right now at 6:00, can lawmakers curb president trump's power to wage war with iran? coming up in a live report the actions speaker pelosi hopes to do that. does she have the support? >> big changes in your uber app. the impact on your next ride. >> rain coming down throughout much of the bay area. weather and traffic is next. "today in the bay" continues right now. good morning. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. i'm scott mcgrew in for marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. new video of rain coming