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weighing in on the growing tension with iran. our washington insider breaks down iran's overnight denial that it accidentally shot down a passenger plane in tehran. plus changing the san francisco skyline. the possible future skyscraper that could soon be built. "today in the bay" continues right now. good morning to you. on this friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm scott mcgrew in for marcus washington. we certainly have some playoff fever this morning. tomorrow we have the big game. live look at levi stadium where the 49ers are are gearing up to take on the vikings tomorrow. kris will be out there and you are wearing red. >> a lot of lucky fans are going to the game tomorrow and there is a chance. >> we'll see the rain early in the morning and then clearing out in time for the game. as we get out of the door this
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morning, all clear as well with. temperatures in the upper 30s. a chilly start and sunshine as we go into today. i'm tracking that rain for you and we'll talk about the timeline coming up. mike is tracking a crash in san jose. that is right. this morning over by sky ort north 87 and slowing over the last few minutes. i think they may move the car completely out of the roadway. we do have a smooth flow past sjc, san jose airport and the merge toward 101 and the rest of the bay moves nicely. ly show you that bay bridge coming up. back to you. it is 5:01 now and breaking news that we're following this morning. police on the peninsula searching for suspects that held up a safeway pharmacy and got away with a lot of drugs. >> "today in the bay's" thom jensen is live outside of the store. they hit at 1:00 this morning. >> reporter: that is right. good morning. we have not got confirmation from police on this yet but we did talk to an employee that said several men were in the store at about 12:40 this morning and there was gunfire
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but no one was injured. and they got away with an unspecified amount of drugs. again we've reached out to palo alto pd for confirmation on a number of detail this is morning, have not heard back. of course still pretty early but we're trying to get confirmation on a couple of things that were reported in the daily post this morning that the -- at least three of the thieves got away in a red chevy 2000 pickup. and that the glass was shot out inside of that pharmacy this morning by at least one of the gunman. again we have not heard back from palo alto pd. we'll bring you more details as they become available but police are breaking down the scene and they expect to open the store at any time now. live in palo alto, thom jensen, "today in the bay." >> active night out there. thank you very much, thom. also in palo alto, have you seen this? two burglars in a smash-and-grab robbery at the bloomingdale's at stanford shopping center, in less than two minutes they broke
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if and got away with more than $80,000 in jewelry. it happened a little after 2:00 a.m. on tuesday. list say the thieves threw rocks at the glass door to get inside and drove off in a white bmw three series. president trump facing twin crises, growing tension with with iran with a new vote to restrict what he can do and gridlock over his pending impeachment trial. "today in the bay" tracie potts live in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi, scott. let's start with iran. not with the conflict but the breaking news overnight that the flight data recorder, the so-called black box has been recovered. we've got video of that and also this morning iran strongly denying that the plane that went down was shot down by a missile from iran. they're calling that this morning a big lie. 176 people killed and u.s. officials say that they have
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evidence and so do the canadians that that plane was mistakenly shot down by an iranian missile like the ones that targeted americans. now on capitol hill lawmakers have made a decision about whether the president needs to get their okay before reacting to iran. president trump campaigning in ohio late last night. after the house of representatives voted that he must get their approval -- >> the current resolution is adopted. >> reporter: -- before taking further military action against iran. >> these are split-second decisions you have to make. we didn't have final to call up nancy. >> reporter: the vote is largely symbolic. >> this resolution has much force of law as a new year's resolution. >> reporter: eight democrats supported the president and three republicans voted against him. >> engaging in another forever war in the middle east will be the wrong decision. >> reporter: in the senate republicans are ready to prove on the impeachment trial without
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democratic support and for now without witnesses. but house speaker nancy pelosi still has not sent over the two articles of impeachment they need to get started. >> i'm not holding them indefinitely. i'll send them over when i'm ready and that is probably soon. >> if she doesn't deliver the articles of impeachment, my goal is to do it without her and get this thing done. >> reporter: national defense and national dysfunction. both consuming the nation's capitol. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. happening today, stanford will hold a panel discussion on the rising u.s. tensions with iran. international affairs experts will talk about the conflict. the discussion will be moderated by stanford professor and former u.s. ambassador to russia michael mcfaul. it gets underway on campus at 1:00 this afternoon. it is 5:05. tonight in davis they will remember a fallen comrade who died in the line of duty one
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year ago today. natalie corona was shot and killed in an ambush. a gunman rode up as she responded to a car crash. she was 22 and just joined the force. people will gather for a vigil at 6:30 tonight near the place where that attack happened. it is possible a decision could come as soon as today for two homeless mothers now illegally occupying a vacant home in oakland. this is what we know. the judge in the case returned to the beth this morning. the mothers have launched a group called mom for housing. arguing vacant homes could be used to house the homeless. property owners say their sympathetic but call the women squatters and demanding the property back which they plan to convert into a shelter for troubled youth. a future skyscraper in san francisco. this is rendering of what the fourth tallet building might look like.
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the 61-store ky tower would go near the salesforce tower and include 165 condos and 200 hotel rooms. planners signed off on the project and it go to supervisors for final approve. californians could have to pay higher taxes. legislation is proposed by san francisco assemblyman david chui to cap a state tax break for mortgages to the interest paid on home loans on the first $750,000. it would eliminate the deduction altogether on second homes. assemblyman chui estimates it could bring in up to half a billion dollars per year to help the state's homelessness crisis. it is electric. students in milpitas will have a way to go green to and from school. a fleet of six all electric school buses expected to arrive today thanked to $2 million in grant money. the buses are capable of going
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120 miles on a single charge. the low lying coastal areas may experience flooding over the next few days. king tides return starting today through sunday. this is video from a previous king tide event in the north bay near san rafael. this time around high tides happens to be between 9:00 a.m. and noon. you've been talking about this this week, kari. yeah, because of the king tide that happens during the winter time when the sun and moon are are closest to the earth, that gravitational pull makes the water come farther inland and we have high tides and that time line between 9:00 a.m. and noon where we may have coastal flooding. we'll be watching out for that and then also as we go throughout the weekend, some light patchy fog. we're starting out with clear sky this morning and some of the areas especially in the north bay for our inland valley and the tri-valley and the south county, temperatures are just a few degrees above freezing. a chilly start to the day and
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we'll break down the temperature trend for the south bay. that is coming up in a few minutes. mike, you're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> i am. and marveling at how light the flow it and not even the cash lane slowing up, that clears up in about the past ten minutes. a great drive over from oakland and clear skies and roads through contra costa county. getting across into san francisco. overnight there was a crash 280 at 101 and there may be paperwork but no slowing. north bay is great across the golden gate bridge and same thing coming out of the south county, no delays there either. back to you. >> thank you, mike. you'll be interested in this. live from silicon valley auto show what you could see soon on bay area highways. >> nice automobiles out there. plus setting new goals. what facebook is aiming to focus in on 2020. and all new fallout. the royals are in crisis mode as the wake of harry and meghan's
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decision to set back from duties and meghan is now in canada and we'll tell you about the steps the family is taking this morning. [ applause ] then at 5:25, a heartwarming welcome for u.s. firefighters arriving in australia. you're watching "today in the bay." so, as you can see, saving can be quite simple.
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cold but we'll have a nice day
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ahead. a live look outside in san jose. in campbell we're going from 39 degrees this morning to 54. and we'll have a day near normal with highs in the upper 50s. we'll talk about this and a slight chance of rain in the forecast coming up in less than five minutes. chilly in campbell and this part of the san jose, the drive north 101 the cash cleared out of oakland road and cleared by the airport. we'll show you what is going on at the bay bridge, crossing on the golden gate. i want to show you that coming up. good morning, i'm frank holland at cnbc headquarters and the top business headlines. wall street is said to open up higher this morning. yesterday stocks rose after china confirmed it would sign the phase one trade deal with the u.s. next week. and as tensions between the u.s. and iran ease. the dow closing near a record high and within shouting distance of trading above 29,000 for the very first time. on today's watch list the job report is to show entering the
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new year on solid footing with steady hiring growth. a new report shows one in five adults use a smart watch on a fit tracker on a regular basis but the study but the pew research center finds people are not keen to share health data with scientists even for heart disease research. about 41% of people consider it acceptable. while 35% said they did not and 22% said me were unsure. i robot is working on a version of a roomba with arms to help out with the tough jobs around the house such as laundry, dishes and serving food. this enhanced roomba is probably about five years away from hitting the market. and the company does have experience in this area. and previously developed robotic arm technology for the military. so, scott, i think your dishes and laundry are going to -- might work. >> anything that will make my hive easier. alexa, roomba, anything automatic is my favorite. absolutely.
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thank you. it is 5:14 now. hey, let's take a live look inside of the mchenry convention center in san jose. the silicon valley auto show opened yesterday. it runs through sunday. they've got so many great cars out there. i went there yesterday. >> did you? >> i can't wait. i love when the auto show comes to town. let's see if they show it. everybody is asking about the 2020 corvette. they are calling it it a show-stopper with quite the display and showing futuristic cars and concept cars as well. some high-end luxury cars to allow to arrange test drives if you're in the market even for a new car. >> you might not even be, but then you go to the auto show and you think, yeah. >> i need that red little thing. president trump trying to turn america's attention back on the economy tweeting out how is your 409 k, he meant 401(k) and letter corrected it.
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up 70%, 80%, 90% up, only 50% up, what are are you doing wrong. i'll sit down with an expert and find out why my 409-k is not up 90% this year. and inside of a livermore company called vary cool where one quarter of the employees are ex-con led by a man who spent time in jail himself. >> those former employees will work the hardest. some of the greatest employees were formerly incarcerated. >> my colleagues from the associated press and "new york times" joins me sunday on "press here" right after "meet the press." and mark zuckerberg is doing away with short-term new year's resolutions instead focusing on goals in 2020 and beyond. he said he hopes that within the next decade augments and virtual reality technology the company will work on will allow people to feel like they are in the
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room with someone else. even if they are actually miles apart. zuckerberg has announced yearly goals for the social media giant since 2009. trending this morning, fallout over prince harry and meghan markle's decision to step back from royal duties. >> the queen has since prince charles and camilla to negotiate with the couple. the exerts say it is to find a solution for the couple to continue working with the royal family. many reports say the queen was blindsided by the news. >> the fact that they have done it in this way is a massive slap in the face for the palace. it is also a real sort of slap in the tase for the royal family personally and the queen. >> well the moves already having impact at madame tussauds. wax figures of prince harry and meghan have been separated from the royal family. they moved the couple to a separate section. those are so life-like. >> it is amazing. have you seen them up close.
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>> it is just as much as -- >> i'm scared because i think al roker will jump out at me. he'll go and stand next to his wax figure and goes uh. >> i want a bobblehead. >> that would be nice. >> you know you head it. >> you know you made it when it is a bobblehead. >> all right. >> a lot of bobbleheads of the playoffs. >> niners this weekend and getting ready for the game. but you can't see anything right now in dublin. that is a look at our camera. in a few minutes when i showed at the beginning of the show. it was all clear and suddenly this follow rolled in. so we're dealing with some drifts of fog this morning. and temperatures are just above freezing. look at livermore. 33 degrees. now when temperatures are this cold, and we have fog, we have to watch out that there may be some icing especially on the bridges and overpasses. elsewhere, we have temperatures in the un -- in the upper 30s and low 40s, so in pleasant
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hill, only about 37 degrees. from the upper 30s to low 50s by noon. we'll continue to warm up a few more degrees from there reaching up to 58 degrees in concord and in san jose. san francisco reaching 56 degrees. and ukiah expect a high of 53 degrees today. so this is our break before the next round of rain cox -- comes in. so we have the saturday storm and another one coming in on monday. so when this one arrives it will continue to weaken and only bring in some very light rain. in fact, the models are showing it falling apart early in the morning. and look at timeline. we're at 1:30 when the light rain starts to move in. and then as it quickly moves out around sunrise and early morning, we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds. and then it pushes off toward the east. the afternoon is looking clear and of course it is perfect for the 49ers game we've been watching closely. traveling to the sierra, today is the day to hit the road.
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in squaw valley and alpine meadows reaching 41 degrees and very mild. but as it cools off tomorrow and sunday we'll have light snow showers coming down. but it looks like with this next round of light rain for the bay area it will be light snow for the sierra and at south lake tahoe only about an inch, up to five inches for the upper elevations and spots like kingvale. but look at next week, big storms headed our way. so if you are able to get there and then watch the snowfall and stay, it is great. but you need to get back home before the next storm comes in after monday. and we're going to see once again some more active weather throughout the forecast. and it once again clears out for the 49ers game. we're sunny on sunday. monday is when we'll see more rain in the bay area. and, mike, you're saying the crews are clear fog -- clearing for the weekend. >> north of here, this is palo alto up past marsh and toward willow, that crew should clear soon. we don't see any slowing on the
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sensors there or all along the peninsula. 101, 280 great through the south bay and silicon valley, no problem through san martin and over the summit. altamont pass has been pleasant and more traffic through the area. but kari showed you from the dublin camera we can't see the traffic where the camera is pointed now. toward the contra costa county drive and concord and walnut creek interchange and the upper east shore freeway at speed. waze timing it out through berkeley toward san francisco through the bay bridge toll plaza you don't have a build up until about 6:30 so stick with with us and we'll warn if there are problems. golden gate easy into the city and northbound two lanes are clear of cones now. the crew at the north side of the bridge clear for the weekend there as well so congratulations to them. a nice easy drive and this is friday and there is a nice drive. back to you. >> thank you, mike.
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it is 5:21. up in smoke. next on "today in the bay," the southern california school district filing a lawsuit against san francisco-based juul. plus a viral act of kindness. a hefty tip left for a sacramento waitress and how she plans to pay it forward. 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---
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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 can get those medicines. nurse: you should know, he did it as mayor, he'll get it done as president. mrb: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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welcome back. it is 5:24. police are looking for the driver of a truck who ran from a
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scene after crashing into a southern california restaurant last night in hawaiian gardens. new video shows the damage that was done. it sent hot oil flying into the kitchen and two workers went to the hospital with grease burns. it is a tense night in southern australia as conditions again take a turn for the worst for firefighters. battling historic wildfires. new evacuation orders in effect for several cities and towns in victoria and new south wales. flames are being driven by extreme heat and strong winds. meantime thousands of people marched through downtown sydney today demanding action on climate change and protesting the prime minister's response to the crisis. also -- [ applause ] -- arriving u.s. firefighters received a loud set of applause as they arrived in sydney. they're joining hundreds of u.s. firefighters already on the front lines including some from
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california. american pop star lizzo rolled up her sleeves to help victoria. food bank workers posted video of her helping pack food and supplies for fire victims. puerto rico tough energy executive is warning that the u.s. territory largest power plant could remain offline for up to a year. because of the recent earthquake damage. the power outages reminding everyone of the long blackout that followed a pair of hurricanes back in 2017. so far only half of the caribbean island has power back. a 6.4 magnitude early tuesday rocked puerto rico. aftershocks continue to rattle the island of 3 million people. san francisco e-cigarette maker juul facing a new lawsuit by another school district. san diego schools accuse the company of deliberating marketing to young people. the suit seeks financial compensation. bay area school districts are among the many across the nation with similar suits in the pipeline. juul has previously said it is
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committed to developing new technology to reduce use by young people. it is 5:26 now. sacramento waitress got the surprise of a lifetime. a customer left her an $1,800 tip. >> kathleen moreno works in a bar and was treated with respect and kindness and does that for every customer and the check that came to $165 and looked at the tip and was shocked. >> so when she wrote the tip i thought she just wrote the total is $200 so that is cool and nice of her. super normal tip and then i looked closer and there was an extra zero and i couldn't stop shaking for about 30 minutes to an hour. >> there was a note that said happy new year as well. look at that. >> nice. >> first thing she'll do is fix her car. she'll pay it forward and donate some to welfare victims we were talking about in australia. >> very generous. 5:27. top stories we're following
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today, including grossing safety concerns after a deadly laptop theft in the east bay. >> this is a long time coming that somebody would lose their life and it shouldn't take a fatality. >> the community action and growing memorial for the victim. plus a brewing commute debate heating up. the bush to bring back a bus-only lane on the bay bridge.
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feverm a live property report from leveri stadium as faithful 49er fans and the 49ers themselves gear up for the showdown against the vikings. and balancing the state budget. the top issues governor gavin newsom wants money for today. a very good friday morning to you. and thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm scott mcgrew in for marcus washington. let's start with a live look outside in san francisco and san jose. clearer start as we gear up for the weekend. kari hall has been tracking our forecast. good morning. >> mike and i have been watching this dublin camera because it was so foggy here just a few minutes ago, you could barely see anything. it looks like visibility is improving a little bit but it is just cold this morning and that is going to be the main story as our teams start out in the 30s and low 40s as you head out of the door in concord, expect a clear sunrise and through the day our chilly start turns into a mild afternoon. we'll talk about the rain coming in for the weekend and, mike, you found that dublin freeway
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too. >> you and i both. because i was searching around. if we move the camera in a few feet, we can barely see a half or a quarter mile at times so that is a factor. above the roadway, the cameras are at hooftop height but i believe 580 is fine. around the boy wearing things at speed and definitely see the bay bridge toll plaza. a palo alto safeway remains closed at this hour after an armed robbery targeting the store's pharmacy. police aren't saying much about what happened but we did talk to a worker who told us there was gunfire. no ones with injured. the thieves did reportedly steal prescription drugs. thom jensen is at the scene and join us with a live report at top of the hour. he's gathering more information. okay, so here we go. the countdown is on for the 49ers/vikings playoff game in santa clara. >> and watch it right here on
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nbc bay area news tomorrow or you could watch it in person at levi stadium. that is where kris sanchez is live. joining us with what you need to know. good morning, kris. good morning, kris. >> i have a feel kris can't hear us because i know she'd be more excited than that. we'll check in with her and get everything worked out. i have a feeling she can hear us now. you could watch the game here on nbc bay area. kickoff is at 1:35 tomorrow. but we've got a great pre-game show starting at 11:30 and a post-game show as well. and we have a lot of legends that we're talking to. steve young, jerry rice, deion sanders just to name a few so join us for that. well, the deadline is here for gavin newsom. he needs to submit his budget to the lawmakers by the end of the day. there you see the governor.
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state budget obviously very important to california as we watch what is going to happen. some good news, some predicting california will have a multi-billion dollars surplus this year. some democratic lawmakers say gavin newsom will use some of the money to give health benefits to low-income adults living illegally in the country. we told you about this this week, the governor plans to ask for $750 million to combat the homelessness crisis as well. wildfire relief also expected to be a big part of the plan. the governor said he wants to hire 555 more firefighters for low-income communities. part of a $2 billion plan aimed at fighting fires and other disasters. happening today, a memorial service is taking place for the oakland man killed while chasing after his stolen laptop. it was taken from him while just sitting at a coffee shop. shuo zeng died on his 34th
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birthday which fell on new year's eve. last night a safety meeting was held. the meeting was packed with people listening to statistics on how robbery and car thefts are on the rise in the area. >> i'm moving forward with with a policy just to say that for every police area there should remain at least one officer in the area. >> help your neighbors, help yourselves to maintain this vigilance and this drive to sustain and improve our community. >> zheng's memorial service today is private. today, the man once considered a key witness in the tiffany lee murder trial expected to be release. oliver adele served as lee's bodyguard and at one time faced murder charges before making a plea deal. last month prosecutors dropped those charges. a jury found lee not guilty of murdering lee's ex boyfriend, the father of lee's two children. a follow-up now in san
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francisco where city leaders are trying to get a better handle on garbage and trash collection to try to help clean dirty streets. it is getting national attention thought to mention our own investigative unit. yesterday supervisors held a hearing to create an action plan. public works and health staffers admitted the city needs more organization along with more trash cans. this morning, hundreds of people living at a mobile home park in san jose are getting a new lifeline. facing possible eviction, the city is now stepping in to help make sure that the park remains a space for mobile homes. the company that owns the park is demanding people move out by august of 2022. the city council has not decided what will happen to that park. 5:36. leaders in sonoma county considering buying homes to help the homeless community. according to the press democrat. >> two are in santa rosa, one in
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catatty. the move is expected to cost more than $3 million. the goal is to help house people living in a homeless encampment along the joe riddell trail west of santa rosa. last month the county announced they planned to spend up to $5 million to help those people. if you could imagine, a dedicated lane on the bay bridge solely for buses, you're not alone. the idea was tried once in the early '60s. leaders dropped it a few months later. now one lawmaker is considering reviving it. assemblyman rob banta leading the charge. the staff researching the idea and getting hearty approval from the b.a.r.t. director. >> even mass transit was experimental in the '60s. >> and in venice as well. >> that is true. so what is old is new again sometimes. what is corrected right now as we speak, i said the visible would be fine but the dublin grade does rise up and i didn't
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mention that. as the road rises up into the clouds, well cloud meets to the rod it is fog but it just cleared in the last three minutes so i didn't have to correct a-- correct myself. and we have to watch this area with low clouds drifting around. a roadside fire reported in the brush along 85 and 87 at the bottom by the clock and a new crash on 17 around union. so watching for that activity and chp will update if it affects the on-ramp or interchange. no problem through contra costa and toward the bay bridge and there is the toll plaza with no back-up because it is friday. and it is a lighter flow of traffic. >> there you go. and friday means it is the weekend. >> it does. >> here we go. we make our weekend plans as well. >> big weather. >> and the weather is somewhat cooperating. >> a great weekend and also we'll have a nice clear sky and a full moon the first full moon of the year. they call it the wolf moon. according to the farmer's almanac.
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they name just about every moon so it is interesting to see the reason why. so we're also going to be watching the 49ers dwa-- game. lucky for you if you are going. the rain chances are earlier in the day. we may still have lingering clouds but at halftime still jacket weather, 56 degrees and a light breezy wind. into saturday, once again, rain chances in the morning and clearing out for the day. highs into the upper 50s. and if you are looking for a day completely dry, that is sunday. and it will be slightly warmer with upper 50s. and you could still go ice skating this weekend. san francisco, some of the bay area ice rinks still open. and so we're going to see our high temperature reaching about 55 degrees. and also as our sky gradually clears. if you are going to half moon bay, heads up we're still watching because of the full moon. we also have the king tide going on. and we'll be at about 54 degrees on saturday with the chance of rain. you may also see some of the
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gray whales passing by and have a clearer view on sunday. if you are going to be in the tri-valley this weekend, expect some sunshine today. highs in the upper 50s. that chance of rain early tomorrow and sunday it will be up to about 55 degrees. and if your traveling hitting the road going to lake shasta, the forecast there will be off-and-on rain, temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 40s and then the rain changes over to snow early on sunday morning. carmel valley also a great destination for the weekend with with a high today of 62 degrees. and it will turn cooler tomorrow as we get more clouds and some spotty showers. by sunday it is clearing out and up to 57 degrees. also follow me on facebook, twitter and instagram at kari hall weather. it is 5:40. working to be more eco-friendly. the steps san francisco leaders are taking this morning. >> plus the debate stage is set. california billionaire tom steyer will be there for the next debate.
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may develop later in morning. it is cold. 37 degrees, that will lead into low 50s by noon. but overall a nice day. we'll talk about this and some early morning rain for saturday coming up in less than five minutes. and waze our partners show us slowing from north 101, just moderate speeds up here between 680 and 880 giving you a bigger look at the south bay and the bay. not a whole lot of problems. join nbc bay area waze and all be part of the driving community. >> all in it together. thanks, mike. it is 5:44. prosecutors plan to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana convictions. this will impact an estimated 2400 people. it is all due to proposition 64 which decriminalized cannabis use. prosecutors are required to review all marijuana convictions by july 1st of this year. and decision 2020 and the
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presidential race as well. los angeles mayor eric garcetti has endorsed joe biden for the democratic nomination. another major endorsement for the former vice president. biden trying to build support with the eye walk caucus less than a month away. california's primary is in march. meantime, california billionaire tom steyer will be there on stage for next week's democratic presidential debate in iowa. he'll join biden, senators elizabeth warren, bernie sanders, amy klobuchar, former indiana mayor pete buttigieg. recent polls show steyer gaining support among voters in south carolina and nevada. bernie sanders who has seen a recent resurgence will stop by the "today" show later coming up at 7:00 right after "today in the bay." for the seventh straight month, arrests at the border are lower. border patrol agents arrested a little over 40,000 people in december. that is about 2,000 less than the month before. it is down more than 70% from a
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13-year high in may when it was at 144,000. ahead of this year's census, the census bureau trying to find 5,000 new employees in the bay area. so it is holding events today and tomorrow in san ramon, san jose and oakland. you could find more information on our website at new this morning, san francisco is ending the contract with nestle to provide water bottles to city workers. workers with good old-fashioned tap water bottled in five gallon reusable containers will be used now. nearly seven painted ladies on postcard row in san francisco and now one of them could be yours. there is a rare opportunity to own one of the iconic victorians. >> 714 steiner is for sale for $2.75 million. if you are not from here. but that is not a lot of money for that size and location. it is cheap because it looks perfect on the outside. inside this beauty is a fixer
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upper. >> i think what we're selling is the location and the potential. again, it is postcard row. not every day that someone has a chance to acquire a property right here. very special opportunity. >> there are details from the original build in the 1890s. the hope was remodeled in the '60s to turn it into a duplex. the last time a painted lady was for sale was six years ago. this new listing is open this weekend. >> a big opportunity for somebody there. well trending this morning, if you felt like you spent 2019 binge watching tv, you're probably right. as it turns out, we had a record number of scripted shows to pick up. according to the television critics association, there were 532 scripted original dramas comedies and limited series, up 7% year-over-year. >> it is amazing. you talk about your favorite show and i've never heard of it or vice versa. >> it is called "today in the bay." >> i've heard of that one. but people are talking about oh,
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i've been binge watching whatever. i haven't even heard of that. >> that is interesting. that is the way you find out about -- >> it is fun. >> we'll never have time. also trending this morning, reese witherspoon feeling bubbly. >> beyonce and jay-z gave her luxury champagne following the golden globe awards. >> i just got home from new york and the most beautiful flowers and a case of ace of spades champagne. i'm about to read the note. more water from j and z. >> wow, that is kind of cool. her mom got in on the fun there. having a little drink. jay-z owns the ace of spade brand. the gift comes after the golden globes where ridge -- where witherspoon ran out of water so she asked for some of the champagne. jennifer aniston posted a photo
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on social media confirming what was there. kind of hilarious encounter. >> i could say none of those words together that you said in the entire story. jay-z giving me champagne or beautiful flowers arriving back from new york. >> i don't think something i could send you at that level. >> i was over the commercial break showing laurie somebody famous texting me. but it wasn't jay-z. >> it was pretty cool. >> so beyonce texted you -- >> don't give it up. [ laughter ] let's check in with our famous meteorologist. >> i don't know about that either. so we're starting out this morning with some patches of fog and cold temperatures. we're in the low 30s in some spots. livermore, santa rosa 33 degrees. it is another morning to add those extra layers. and we're also going to be watching our coastline for the king tides today. if we get those winter time king tides and you get some flooding, close to where you live or somewhere on your way to work,
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you do have to watch out for that today. and high tide coming up around ocean beach at around 10:22 and then the extremely low tide during the evening. so at 5:19 p.m. is when that will be happening. and we'll see our temperatures today reaching into upper 50s and low 60s in the south bay. up to 57 for walnut creek and san francisco also reaching 54 in the mission district. and novato today reaching 57 degrees. well this is our break in between the rain. this is the next storm system that will be coming in and it will quickly move on by and we'll be weakening as it does so. we'll have another storm system arriving on monday and that will bring you more rain. but as we look at the timeline, once again sunshine today and then in the overnight hours. 1:30 in the morning we see spotty rain moving in and then as we head toward sunrise that rain is moving into the south bay and east bay and then clearing out for the rest of the day. that is itment -- it so we'll
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less than an a tenth of an inch of rain and it does look good for 49ers game tomorrow. inland temperatures in the upper 50s and more sunshine on sunday. monday and tuesday maybe a little bit soggy. we'll dry out on wednesday and then a new storm arriving on thursday. so a lot to watch next week. and, mike, you've been watching a nice friday commute. look, folks. look, this is nice. really nice friday after the new year. we take a while for the commute volume to build back up to what you expect. but you though what, we're looking at 551 and no back-up, no problems on the approach through the maze. the upper east shore freeway and all of contra costa county shows you green. that is great. now folks over here, brentwood, discovery bay, that is near in the outer reaches and now part of the main commute and early commute where we still have under 20 minutes out of brentwood and byron down vasco road near 580 and out of the altamont. 580 had patches of fog through
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dublin but we could see the dublin grade for our camera so you could see the lights across 580 toward 238. bottom of the screen, the crash not affecting anything, 17 over 85 both smoothly out of the south county and across the santa cruz mountains. and a note here, b.a.r.t. no delays this morning. everyone except for b.a.r.t. on this grid right here has a special service also for that levi playoff game. remember that you could get lots of ways to get in and out and you don't have to use the parking lot and if you choose to celebrate before or afterwards, maybe let somebody else do the driving. back to you. listen to this. would you participate in a challenge by the florida governor has state residents scrambling to snatch up snakes. today the 2020 python bowl gets underway. participants are trained on safe ways to handle the giant snake. this is an effort to restore the everglades. the governor said pythons wreak havoc on wildlife because they have no natural predator so
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people go get them. participants are eligible for cash prizes based on the number and length of snakes caught. chat enk run -- the challenge runs through january 19th. >> you couldn't pay me enough. >> no. >> no way. it is 5:53. much more ahead on "today in the bay." including the dmv denies a san francisco police chief -- the san jose police chief i should say, denied him a real i.d. saying his puerto rico birth certificate is in valid. a look at the chief's strong reaction next. and b.a.r.t. said yes to unarmed ambassadors patrolling to keep riders safe. up next, when the patrols will begin. and actress jane fonda climate change protest on capitol hill has landed her in jail multiple times. today she's back at it again. but for the last time. we'll tell you why, coming up next. you're watching "today in the bay." introducing a single sports destination.
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invalid if they were certified before 2010. so the dmv can't process his application for a new driver's license. the chief said it felt like the dmv was denying him identity as an american. >> being turned away because the inference that i got was that the fact that i wasn't american and not born in the united states stung. >> birth certificates from puerto rico are considered invalid because of a massive fraud scandal on the island years ago. the chief spent yesterday applying for a new birth certificate. a new toll to help people with cognitive disabilities. police are using vital technology, a key chain fob used to help some of the residents including people who are diagnosed with alzheimer's and autism. it notifies officers who come within 80 feet of a person with
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a name and position and deescalation possibilities. family said the move could be a life saver. >> as payton gets older and larger and taller, we want to keep him safe perfect from the the police believing in a maybe he's a threat to them and so if they could pull up the vitals information and see that he has autism, then that will help keep him safe, keep the officers safe. >> and they're able to work together. the officers are the first in the state to receive this technology. 5:58. a follow up now, b.a.r.t. leaders approved a new team of unarmed officers that will patrol the trains that are called community ambassadors. starting next month, ten of the ambassadors will help de-escalate situations on trains. they'll ride the trains every day from 2:00 p.m. to midnight, respond to complaints and security issues before police arrive. also new, wi-fi coming to b.a.r.t. the board approved that yesterday but it won't work for
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at least four years. two schools in palo alto will soon shut doors. according to the palo alto weekly, the ravens wood school board voted to close willow oaks elementary and brentwood academy. the decision comes in the face of declining enrollment and budget cuts. students will be moved to belle haven and brentwood academy will head to castano school this fall. neighbors are raising questions about plans for mixed use housing development in san jose. it would cover more than an acre between buena vista and willard avenue. "the mercury news" reports opponents raised several concerns including the property owner as agreeing to pay penalties to avoid offering affordable housing units. actress jane fonda has been arrested five times in washington, d.c. during climate change protests. the 82-year-old will make her last appearance at fire drill friday. she founded the organization
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leading demonstrations at the capitol. plenty of celebrities part of it. martin sheen, joaquin phoenix will join the protests. fonda moved to washington, d.c. to lead the cause but after today, she'll head back home to los angeles. right now at 6:00, breaking news. a brazen robbery at a peninsula safeway. a live report from the scene what we're learning was taken. engaging in another forever war in the middle east would be the wrong decision. >> on capitol hill, lawmakers weighing in on the growing tension with iran. our washington insider will break down the iran overnight denial it accidentally shot down a passenger plane in tehran. plus changing the san francisco skyline. the possible future skyscraper that could soon be built. "today in the bay" continues right now. a very good friday morning to you and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm scott mcgrew in for marcus washington. we are all set for thi


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