tv Today in the Bay NBC February 7, 2020 5:00am-6:01am PST
tactics. the top issues the mayor of the east bay's biggest city is expected to address today as we roll into the next half hour of "today in the bay." and a very good now friday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. this morning pizza-gate is on. the u.s. city claiming it is the capital of the world when it comes to ties and the growing online debate. we'll talk about that and -- i wish we could have a taste test as well. >> well it is early. can we put in a request for an order. >> we'll talk about that debate coming up in just a bit. and mike will have a look at that. >> i'm looking at the pizza. >> we have a chilly start this morning but it will warm up and turn out to be a nice day. if you're about to step out of the door in concord, expect the lower 40s and a lot of sunshine. at noon we're at 60 degrees and continues to go up from there and some of us will reach 70 degrees today. we'll talk about that and what is ahead for the weekend coming
up. mike, you're following up on a wrong-way driver report. >> very dramatic. a report are there is on 580 a driver going east in the westbound lanes in the center divide area. most of the bay is moving smoothly. concern is in oakland as around 98 golf links road, chp sounds like they have this in hand and a traffic break to move that slowly moving vehicle which is looking for some assistance and i'll follow that closely. also the issue in the embarcadereast bay, the fog and traffic starting at the bay bridge. back to you. 5:01. an arson investigation underway after a deadly fire at a los angeles apartment complex. at least one person was killed. two other are in grave condition. the fire itself started at about 2:00 am a building south of west hollywood. firefighters arrived to find flames on both floors and people trying to escape. some even trying to break windows to get out. no firefighters were hurt.
an investigation is underway into how that fire started. we'll continue to bring you updates as they come in to us throughout the morning. and new development in the deadly coronavirus outbreak now bringing things to a standstill in some parts of the world. >> so we have the latest numbers for you. from overnight the number of dead now above 600. infections around the world have soared to over 31,000 people. in fact eight people in the u.s. now have that virus. in the meantime, two more u.s. state department chartered evacuation flights have left wuhan, the epicenter for the illness. and one of the planes landed in the bay area overnight. kris sanchez joins us now with more details on this. >> reporter: hi there. that flight that touched down is now headed on to san antonio, texas, where folks will be quarantined for two weeks. as you know 178 people are also now under quarantine here in the bay area at travis air force
base in fairfield getting health checks twice a day for next two weeks, the time it could take for symptoms to show up. the hunnam family is one of them. >> they check us twice a day and once in the morning and we go down and they take our temperature. >> reporter: a state lab in richmond will be a key defense in the coronavirus fight. starting next week, the lab will test samples an the turn-around time is two days instead of the seven days of the cdc in atlanta takes. new cases on board a quarantined princess cruise ship off of japan where 11 americans are now among the 61 people confirmed to have coronavirus. there are about 3700 passengers and crew members on board. a flight between china and san jose and sfo will drastically be cut next week and perhaps for the next six weeks. that includes american airlines, so chances are if you ask around in your circle trends and other
parents, someone had some work travel changes. now this weekend is also, of course, the big san francisco chinese new year parade and public health officials are assuring people that the risk of contracting the coronavirus is very low so you should get out and sell -- and celebrate. >> be sure to download the nbc bay area app for the updates on this growing outbreak. you could also find the latest on the number of cases and the quarantine sites across the state. new details surrounding the national security aide who testified against president trump during the impeachment inquiry. alexander vindman will be reassigned to the pentagon. in the meantime bad blood between president trump and the white house speaker nancy pelosi reached a boiling point in the last 24 hours. "today in the bay's" tracie potts. will some wonder will they be able to get anything done in the next year. tracie? >> reporter: exactly. and that is the key question for
families who are watching all of this unfold here in washington. the tone in the last 24 hours has been biting. >> they have done everything possible -- >> reporter: it started at the national prayer breakfast. >> i don't like people who use their faith -- as justification for doing what they know is wrong. >> reporter: and quickly got personal. >> he's talking about things that he knows little about. faith and prayer. >> he is hereby acquitted. >> it was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops. it was all [ bleep ]. >> rush limbaugh, thank you. >> using the congress of the united states as a back drop for reality show. you're impeached forever. you're not never getting rid of that scar. >> reporter: the parties are also at odds still investigating republicans have asked the
treasury department for suspicious reports on joe biden's son hunter. >> i'm not saying anybody broke the law. we don't know yet. but we have a moral and legal obligation to find out. >> reporter: democrats are considering whether to subpoena former national security adviser john bolton on ukraine. >> we need to provide the information to the american people so they could make a good decision in november. >> reporter: the impeachment trial is over but the political feud rages on. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. 5:06 now and the final numbers finally coming in from iowa after a chaotic caucus this monday. pete buttigieg and bernie sanders are nearly deadlocked at the top. mayor pete leads sanders by less than 1%. nbc news is thought naming a winner at this time citing inconsistencies with the numbers. the results come as several candidates will debate in new
hampshire tonight, seven democrats qualify for the debate. joe biden, pete buttigieg, amy klobuchar, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren, and tom steyer and andrew yang. and happening today, oakland mayor libby schaaf delivers her state of the city address. top issues include creation of new affordable housing. her program keep oakland housed, and also the future of the a's new ballpark. the address takes place at the museum of california at 5:00 p.m. and watch it on the mayor's facebook page as well or twitter company account. well making it in the bay and new housing options may soon arrive for san francisco muni workers. examiner reports that muni is looking into building homes on land that it already owns amidst an ongoing shortage of drivers and train operators and that led to slower commute times. agency is looking into building 525 housing units above the bus yard in pattero.
and we're coming up on 5:08. a chilly start this morning. and you need to grab a heavier coat as you head out of the door once again in the north bay. we're at 38 in santa rosa. this is 39 in livermore. also 39 this san martin. san jose we're at 44. and 45 in oakland. so as you head out, we're going to feel temperatures going from the low 40s in concord to about 60 degrees. a lot of sunshine today. and it will turn out to be a very nice afternoon. so we'll check out all of our microclimates and what is ahead coming up. mike, you have an update on the wrong way diver. >> and it is the kind we want. no incident and it is clear there the roadway, chp ran a traffic break which is your commute direction around 880 on golf and they did help the vehicle off slowly traveling in the service area so trying to figure out how to get help there safely. that is the good news. and over here slowing on the
east shore freeway it is counter eastbound and near the race track, golden gate field and coming off eastbound 580 and the richmond bridge and the cash laneses building up over the last couple of minutes. cleared around kerner and no problem at the bay bridge toll plaza so that is one note back to you. >> if you love ice cream but are struggling with the ingredientsm we'll talk about a plant-based ice cream being made here in the bay area. >> and ahead, going viral, the search is on for a couple captured in the photo and the engagement once captured by a photographer in yosemite. ♪ well you're like who is that?
trending this morning, that is justin beiber releasing new music. the title of the new song in what is expected is set to host snl this weekend. between the gorgeous sights and amazing food and diverse culture, you love the bay area. but you don't love the traffic, the high-priced homes and seeing our neighbors struggle. so let's find a way to make things better. nbc bay area news presents "making it in the bay", all next week we break down the housing crisis, meet the people fighting for survival and find real solutions. "making it in the bay," all next week only on nbc bay area. obama: he's been a leader
throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. how you watch it does too. tv just keeps getting better. this is xfinity x1. featuring the emmy award-winning voice remote. streaming services without changing passwords and input. live sports - with real-time stats and scores. access to the most 4k content. and your movies and shows to go. the best tv experience is the best tv value.
xfinity x1. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome. so maybe we're new but we got an insider tip on the ultimate flooring destination. we're shopping alongside real-life designers and contractors. and, these prices! yeah, we found where the pros go. explore floor and decor in person or online. the time is 5:12 on this friday morning. let's get a live look outside in palo alto. a chilly start. if you're about to step out of the door. it is in the low 40s and leading into low 60s by noon. continuing to warm up. if you're going to the sierra
this weekend with, you don't want to miss that forecast. and we'll talk about where we stand with the sierra snow pack in less than five minutes. and the problem on this map, the east shore freeway. i told you about the crashment the update big deal. all lanes blocked for a crash eastbound 80 at central avenue. around golden gate field. we'll have more details coming up. and good morning. very happy friday to you. remember earlier this week, i was talking about this very strange idea that the company that owns the new york stock exchange might buy e-bay. they thought about it and now given up on the idea. this is according to the "wall street journal." casper, that mattress company that launched a million podcasts had the first day of trading and gains $1.50. it is the first friday of the month and that means it is jobs friday, the labor department had release the latest numbers. the unemployment figures at 5:30 our time so about 18 minutes
from now. president trump's been talking up the economy. and although he tends to exaggerate the numbers, in his state of the union the economy is indeed doing very well. but we do expect economists to readjust some past estimates today showing the original numbers last year were too high. today we're going to find out the actual numbers compared to the original estimates compared to trump's claims. on the conference call with reporter this is week, twitter said it would hire an additional thousand workers. though not necessarily in san francisco. and we've heard jack dorsey talk down san francisco before. he said yesterday our concentration in san francisco is not serving us any longer and we'll strive to be more far more distributed work force which will improve our execute. companies moving out and the high cost of living, tough housing, some of the things we'll examine as we launch making it in the bay next week
here on "today in the bay" and on our evening news. and video is popping up while your surfing around netflix looking for something watch. they call it auto place. netflix will turn it off or let you turn it off. consult the help page to find out how to do that. and netflix is taken down nine video in response to government requests. for instance, the kingdom of saudi arabia asked netflix to take down the special about the crown prince and his connections with the murder of a journalist. axios is the first to report that. and vietnam and singapore and others have asked the videos to be removed and they are all that you could see here the united states. hasab explains what is happening in the news and the crown prince is one worth watching. >> first it was the burger and now an east bay start-up has the
impossible burger of dairy. eclipse foods tells the berkeley side it is bringing a new new meaning to nondairy ice cream include corn and potatoes and when combined creates a consistency to cow's milk merely exactly and if you want to try it, you could piend it at humphrey's slocum in berkeley in oakland. >> i feel like we shouldn't try that at home. just mixed corn and oats and potatoes doesn't -- >> this is something else to it i'm sure. >> my kids will try it. and a pizza debate. the pizza capital of the world, the garden state made that announcement on the twitter account. >> and has people talking. thought to mention places commenting. first a look at some responses with people agreeing that jersey really does have the best pizza but many from new york city say forget about it. the comments from italy where pizza was first created.
hey, i don't know. but didn't chicago deep dish -- all right. our producer is from chicago saying oh, yeah, baby. 5:16 now and trending this morning. if you think your latest breakup was a big waste of time. you could get free burger out of it. burger king in certain cities including san francisco will have breakup boxes on valentine's day and if you bring a picture of your ex you could get a free whopper. finally your ex could be good for something. justin beiber will be on "saturday night live" this weekend and he's back with a new song. listen. ♪ you gotta mean touch i can't refuse ♪ it is the perfect ♪ you don't need no filter ♪ make them drop dead >> the new ballod is out next
week on valentine's day. you'll hear new songs on "saturday night live" this weekend. he's the musical guest andr rue paul will be the host. >> i like that song yummy. and it creates a dance craze. >> it sounds very much like another song he had before. so it is starting to sound the same. >> it is the beiber sound. >> yeah. >> you're not a belieber. >> you knew it. i don't know. >> you have to listen to it a little bit more. we'll see. let's get out of the door this morning. maybe you'll be bumping that song on your commute. here is a look at dublin as we're seeing people up and out of the door. the visible is clear but you do have to layer on the jackets and all of the short sleeves and just be ready for the day. because it start out cold because as we go into the
afternoon, we'll be warming up into the low 60s. now it will be a great day to head out to the park. and in san mateo it starts out cool at about 45 degrees. our sky stays clear and it warms up going into the afternoon. but very comfortable at 3:00. 62 degrees. and then we'll see our high temperature reaching 70 in antioch. 70 in napa. san francisco reaching 62 degrees. and clear lake today up to 71. we have high pressure still just to the west of us. now it is going to move farther away and allow for this low pressure system to drop in. now this is going to cause some gusty winds heading to the end of the weekend. and it still won't bring us any rain but it will be windy and cooler. and so we are going to have a high wind watch in effect for a lot of the hills. starting late saturday night into early sunday. and all of the areas shaded in yellow are included in that high wind watch. so now is the time to prepare for some of the gusts that may reach about 45 miles per hour.
it is also going to be really windy in the sierra by sunday but looking at a very warm start to the weekend. today in squaw valley and alpine meadows reaching 54 degrees. but then look at the change by the weekend. only reaching 30 degrees for a high. well the sierra sthoe pack unfortunately continues to go down because of the temperatures in the 50s that we've seen and a lack of snow. right now only to about 64% of normal. you could see all of the numbers around the central sierra around lake tahoe, and at about 63% of average and we don't have any snow in the forecast. so let's head over to mike now. you have a crash blocked from the east shore freeway. that is right. it is blocking the east shore freeway right now. eastbound direction. that is counter commute. i'll show you overall we have a nice pleasant drive. very easy for a friday so we see the build happening later. friday late, i guess. but eastbound 80 where we -- up
until secs ago had all of the sensors lit up red. all lanes were blocked. still reported blocked as kari was talking so they may have cleared the roadway but they had all lanes blocked with fire crews at central and jammed up approaching the race track. just in case the sensors are wrong, gilman toward san pablo is your alternate and be prepared and i'll let you know what the chp reported on the update coming up, if there is a big change and it looks like there is in the speed sensors. toward the bay bridge, that is your commute and not a commute right now. the bay bridge toll plaza, we have fog but not a big back-up. no metering lights yet. our view from emeryville over the east shore freeway and right here this shot shows you that the fog is creeping down and touching the roadway but over here the incline is just fine. it is toward san francisco right around treasure island and yorba bue buena island with where you may have a issue with visibility as well. >> thanks, mike. california fire department
sparking backlash. next on "today in the bay," the growing calls for first responders to be pulled off a reality tv show. people claim they have seen the monster. >> over what is at the bottom of the of a southern california lake. and -- ♪ ♪ >> you can't always get what you want. but you can. the rolling stones new tour and when they'll play in california. you're watching "today in the bay."
5:25 right now. and a memorial service is now set to remember kobe bryant, his daughter and seven other people killed tht helicopter crash. the date has special meaning. it will be held at staples center on february 24th, that is 2-24. kobe wore number 24 and his daughter wore the number 2. and it is at the house that kobe built. across l.a. murals have sprung up across the city and take a look at that interactive map posted on nbcbayarea.com and see it here. you could actually see all of the mural locations and pictures. new this morning, at least one sacramento leader is upset over a reality show treaturing
first responders. live rescue airs on a&e featuring crews across the country aincluding a san francisco fire department. they said they are exploiting them and the fire captain said the show helps educate viewers about what their crews do. as far as some people are concerned nessy has thog on haji. you call them southern california version of the lock ness monster and lives near escondido. >> the reservoir provides the city the drinking water. speaking of which, one public utilities officer is sure he knows what people are actually seeing. it is called spec cone. >> it is a giant upside down cone with pipes an it is not a common piece of equipment and won't be seen again for a thub of years because it is 70 feet
deep in the reservoir. >> it removes algae and we believe him until we see photos showing otherwise, of course. here is a special motion that is caught on camera. but the photographer now wants some help finding the couple to share their memory. she took it in front of a roaring water fall at yosemite more than ten years ago when she saw the young man pop the question there. she even took the man's email address but later lost his note. as a gift, she wants to share the photo with the couple from their special day. why ten years later, i don't know. i hope they're still together. >> oh, but if they are -- >> can you imagine. >> the picture they pulled of nancy pelosi. if you're missing some satisfaction in your life, we may have the answer. ♪ ♪ >> oh, yeah, the rolling stones announcing a new u.s. stadium
tour. problem is you're doing to have to go to at least san diego to see it. that is where the door kicks off may 8th. what a drag it is not here in the bay area. that is the only california stop they have on the calendar now. but tikes go on sale and if you want to head down there next wednesday. >> i love to see those old videos. 5:28 right now. >> coming up for you, cuts. the school district now considering laying off hundreds of teachers and making classes bigger. plus working to ease your commute. the big changes uber is making to the app starting today in san francisco. >> i'm chris from nbc bay area responds with peter and nora, who just got $100,000 back and the best for me is take the victory selfie. smile. >> we won big. it is a wonderful feeling. >> i fell that someone cared.
wherever we want to go, autosave your way there with chase. chase. make more of what's yours. how you watch it does too. tv just keeps getting better. this is xfinity x1. featuring the emmy award-winning voice remote. streaming services without changing passwords and input. live sports - with real-time stats and scores. access to the most 4k content. and your movies and shows to go. the best tv experience is the best tv value. xfinity x1. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome. (mom vo) we got a subaru to give him some ato reconnect and be together. and once we did that, we realized his greatest adventure is just beginning. (vo) welcome to the most adventurous outback ever. the all-new subaru outback.
go where love takes you. we anticipate later in the month of march that we'll be significantly complete. >> right now at 5:30, a new round of delays. some wonder if the b.a.r.t. to the south bay train will ever reach the station. we'll have a live report on the latest glitch and the new timetable. plus how housing for the homeless. san francisco growing debate over navigation centers and the critical decision just put on hold. a very good friday morning. thanks for joining us. 5:31. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. okay, this morning the most coveted beer in america, it is going on sale in the north bay. we'll talk about the long lines and why prime ministery the --
why pliny the younger is so popular. >> i want to show you this beautiful video of some fog rolling over the golden gate bridge. earlier this morning take a look at had this time lapse. really cool looking. and it is very low. only at about two to 500 feet so it goes up and down as we see it. at times blocking the view for some of the drivers. check out the forecast for today. enjoying sunshine once again. once the fog clears out around the bay, we'll see temperatures cooler for the weekend and we'll talk about the high winds and what we're expecting for sunday coming up in about six minutes. mike, you have more info on the crash in albany. so first note, some folks may be asking where is albany. we'll show that to you and the crash over in the east bay. south bay, peninsula, tri-valley all looking great.
it is friday, 5:32 doesn't show a lot of problem except for this one. this is eastbound 80, central avenue and albany is this area, berkeley below and richmond above and looking at traffic flowing again. one lane is blocked and that is why you see the bit of slowing counter commute and at the bay bridge toll plaza that is the only spot of slowing. we see it on thep maps, just starting to fill in the lanes and we have a cobweb, can't do anything about that. >> and quite intricate there, too. 5:33. the b.a.r.t. extension on hold again. a lot of people on this one, bob, they want to know what is going on. >> reporter: and they also wonder where the stations will open. we're at the milpitas and berryessa station. we don't know the answer. b.a.r.t. and the transportation
authority said we won't know until mid to late march when the stations will open. we're talking about the $2.3 billion project had a would extend b.a.r.t. ten miles into san jose with those stops at milpitas and berryessa. right now the line stops here at warm springs in fremont where i'm at. the idea is to get to the two other stops, mill piecia and berryessa and have b.a.r.t. extend into san jose and santa clara which is years out. the stations themselves are built and the b.a.r.t. tracks are install and they were supposed to open at the end of 2018. this past december both did open to vta light rail and bus service but b.a.r.t. trains can't run with passengers through the stations yet. among the issues addressed, the trains are not stopping exactly where where they're supposed to on the platform. because of a communications issue between computers on the
train and the stations. vta anticipates later in the month of march they might be able to fix the issues and then give us a better idea where where the stations will open to b.a.r.t. service. live if fremont the at warm springs b.a.r.t. station, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> you could imagine the tears once that is all complete, bob. we'll be waiting for that. thanks, bob. 5:35 right now. and attorneys for wildfire victims accuse pg&e of continuing to use shotty and dangerous equipment even in the now devastated town of paradise. the allegation is part of the plaintiffs' legal claim coming by way of then expert hired by the wildfire victims. that inspector said he found parts held in place by electrical tape and rusty power lines. about 100 yards from the fally line that sparked the campfire. in response to the filing, pg&e said that it looked into the allegations and the line had no safety issues but did need some equipment repair. it is 5:35. and hundreds of teachers jobs
may be on the line as one east bay school district grappled with budget cuts. leaders in the richmond contra costa school district are staring at a $32 million shortfall this year. right now both sides are rying to identify cost-cutting options. the union fears if none could be found 250 teachers may get pink slips without considering nonteaching staff. the union said the district could lay off 400 people to reach the budget-cutting dpogoa berkeley high school so far are thought commenting on the lawsuit filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault. berkeley high reports that it surrounded an attempted rape and accusing administrators of not rowe tecting the student assaulting and saying that the same person had assaulted other students in the past and that suit claims that the school did not notify child protective
services. they did reachu out to the high school and they are not commenting. the navigation centers in san francisco is stalling out. you may remember the embarcadero shelter opened in december, missed a lot of pushback from neighbors. the examiner reports that a supervisors committee yesterday tabled a vote to open similar centers in all 11 supervisor districts. homeless leaders say the cost to open so many centers will impact actual housing for the homeless. the same committee will revisit the subject february 20th. uber is trying to make it easier tor -- for commuters to take the train. the make my train. commuter could put a train stations as the destination and they get a schedule and then ask you when you want to arrive and uber will give you time to pick up a ride. which is great. part of it is looking up when you want to go. i have a good friend who is an engineer and i just -- on the train and i just call him. when is the next train leave?
>> does he or she have a hat? >> we tease them like that. >> that is so cool. >> he's a good sport. >> looking for a ride-along. over here looking for a ride-along. if you car pool that is great for the bay bridge toll plaza but over here the slower drive which it doesn't matter what you're driving as long as you're not driving in the slow lane. you should be okay but it is slowing the counter commute and then toward the richmond bridge toward san rafael causing slowing as we see more traffic. typical counter commute direction. west pound is your normal commute, not a normal chute because it is friday so your friday at the toll plaza. we'll look at transit and no major delays. just b.a.r.t. which is a great option and getting into the city, b.a.r.t. and muni not affected by the private vehicle ban on market. >> how is that going? have been up there. >> i have not been up there.
but this weekend we have right in the same area a big parade. >> the big chinese new year. >> something going on there this weekend. >> you might be saying what because they're loud. >> a lot of fun. we have a lot of great events going on around the bay area. i wanted to show you the overall forecast for tomorrow. reaching the upper 50s near the coast. the bay in the mid-60s and inland up to 67 degrees. on sunday will be slightly cooler but you'll notice the winds picking up. it is going to be really gusty. so just a heads up about that as you make plans outside. if you're going to the at&t pebble beach pro am it is great and 50s and 60s and sunshine. you neat the sunscreen if p you're out there all of the day. we're talking about things going on in san francisco. starting out tomorrow morning with a knbr fan fest for the giants and at 10:00 we're at 51 degrees. rising into the low 60s as we go into the afternoon.
and then we'll be getting ready, lining the parade route for the chinese new year parade. and that is happening at second and market streets. we were just talking about that closure. and temperatures will start out in the mid-50s and cool down as the night goes along. we'll watch this and the forecast for the bay area. we'll head to the south bay in about three minutes. >> looking forward to that. 5:40, a scratcher scandal. still on "today in the bay," growing calls for then investigation after the california lottery gave away thousands of dollars worth of tickets to a tv audience. now that the impeachment is over, president trump said he's ready to get back to work and clean house. we'll take a look at what that looks like coming up. >> take a look. people are lined up here. they've been out here since around midnight. so what is all of the buzz? we'll have more on the pliny the younger release coming up next. obama: he's been a leader
throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
the time is 5:43. let's check out cupertino right now as start out with some cool temperatures this morning. upper 40s at 9:00. but all of this sun and a warmer day, it is going to be a great friday. we'll talk about this and what else is headed our way coming up in less than five minutes. and what is headed your way might be the zipper truck. but it is getting ready for the morning commute. it is a later since it is friday moving two lanes to the north and four lanes owe to the south when the job is done and then have the friday waiting and
we'll show you what else is waiting out there. >> thank you so much. 5:43 right now. new this morning, smart trains in the north bay offering discounted tickets and asking voters for more tax dollars. we'll break it down in about ten minutes or so. talking about the white house again this morning. president trump wants to clean house. >> getting rid of people he thinks were responsible for his impeachment, scott mcgrew. >> starting with alexander vindman. he was on the phone call between president trump and the ukraine president, the call where trump asked for that favor. vindman is on the national security council in the white house and that is why he was on the call. "the washington post" said trump wants him reassigned to the pentagon. the president had a free-wheeling tv appearance on thursday morning where he thanked supporters, holding up the hometown newspaper with the headline he likes so much. mr. trump did acknowledge the investigations are not over.
>> but i'm sure they'll try and cook up other things. they'll go through this state of new york, they'll go through other places. they'll do whatever they can. because instead of wanting to heal our country and fix our country, all they want to do, in my opinion, it is almost like they want to destroy our country. >> the president mentions thrk and he's facing challenges there but the biggest from the u.s. attorney from the south district, the most powerful federal prosecutor there is. as we've talked about many times, established tradition said the president can't be prosecuted but only while he's president. after that, he's fair game. i think it is noteworthy that the president mentions new york. a new bipartisan report out of the senate said president obama did not do enough to stop the russians from interfering with our elections. those that report gives him the pen fit of the doubt, pointing out nobody realizes the russians were interfered. it does say that obama fell short. this puts president trump in an
odd position. he likes talking about president obama's failure but president trump said he doubts the russians interfered most fame a -- famously in helsinki when the president said he believed vladimir putin over his own intelligence agencies and what they were telling him. president obama did take some action warning the russians not to continue and expelling russian diplomats which led the trump advises talking to the russian in secret and backed up by president-elect saying great move on delay by responding to vladimir putin. the claims of leading our economy to new heights, we'll talk more about it coming up in business and tech. >> sounds good, scott. >> it is 5:46. a major giveaway on ellen, in december she surprised each person in it the audience with a
$500 bundle of scratchers tickets amounting to more than $200,000. the l.a. times reports the new complaint by whistle-blowers accused the state lottery of misusing funds coming as an audit is under way looking into wasteful spending allegations. the state senator who requested the audit is concerned lottery money is not going to schools as promised. the pitchers and catchers report days from now but tomorrow is fan fest in san francisco. the giants are under doing changes. matt bomb is gone and a new manager for the first time in 14 years gabe kapler joins fan fest at oracle park. the gates open at 10:00 a.m. and get this, it is free. and in case you forgot, nbc bay area your proud broadcast television home for the giants. 5:47 right now. and new this morning, a san francisco beer maker is brewing
up support for animals. seven stills can now feature dogs up for adoption at muttville senior dog rescue near mission bay. >> isn't that cute. ahead of a project launch on sunday. all of the money raised will benefit it the organization. the new brews are also expected to be sold in stores. grab a can and grab a friend. >> let's just say when it comes to beer, the craft beer in particular, it doesn't get any bigger than the next one. >> for the beer lover fans. right now from the bay area and beyond, a lot of them are waiting for the chance to sip what they call the holy grail. pliny the younger. sharon katsuda is live with the taste of the excitement. and i understand there is a new twist this year. they have some to-go bottles? >> reporter: yeah, that is right, laura and marcus. i was very excited. we're huge pliny fans in our own home. these beer lovers have been here since about midnight and some comes from central valley and
beyond. look over here. they just got coffee this morning. how is the game going? >> pretty good. >> reporter: well let me talk to you. you were very experienced with this. what are you going to experience today? you get wristbands, what is the big deal about being here on the first day? >> i think it is special. it is kind of like the breaking in the new batch of pliny the younger but the new thing this year is that it is bottled so we get to take home two bottles and tasting here. >> reporter: and quickly tell me what do you like about pliny the elder and what are you expecting with pliny the younger? >> the younger is a special beer because in my been it has layers of flavor and it never -- it always is a great beer. we enjoy it a lot. >> reporter: thanks so much. enjoy your game. and they have to wait until about 11:00, is that right when they open? >> that is right.
>> reporter: this morning. we'll bring that to you live. but even is lined up and waiting for the big release today. back to you guys. >> and now back to you. because i have to get back in line. >> and since they're letting you take it home this year, don't forget to bring some back for us now. >> reporter: oh, yes. i'm taking orders, yes. >> thanks. >> i think they limit how many she can take. >> tell them it is for us. nudge, nudge. >> we all get a sip. >> -- brewing company makes [ inaudible ] and it is available on tap in key south bay locations. which is kind of cool. >> i'll have to try it. >> friday we're helping you make some plans. maybe going to be testing that out. now as we check out our live view in san francisco, we could see that so far it is a clear start. we just have a very shallow layer of fog right there above the bay and that may block your view. we're all getting outside so if you're like me and your allergies have started to act up
and you're like what is going on, yes, the trees are already blooming so we have tree pollen and juniper and all of that flowing through the air. so a heads up as you enjoy temperatures today that will head into the upper 60s and low 70s inland. napa, concord up to 70 degrees and 62 degrees in san francisco. now check out that seven-day forecast. it is up at the bottom of the screen showing sunshine and notice no rain. well, we're still seeing the rain to our north. and we could see that it is becoming a little bit disconnected. a steady stream of clouds going right to the pacific northwest and soon they'll get a break from that rain as high pressure starts to back off from us. moves off to the north and then this low dips to the south. as it moves into the bay area on sunday, it's not going to bring us any rain. it is just doing to be windy, turning cooler, especially for those morning hours. and then it moves on off towards the east. but we are expecting some high
winds. as that high pressure that we've seen over the past few days warms up our temperatures. now the winds flowing around high pressure are always clockwise and causes the air to sink and as the air sinks it compresses and causes the temperatures to warm up. so we're up to 70 degrees today. now keep in mind that normal is about 59 degrees. well we're going to come back down just a few degrees by the end of the weekend into the low 60s. but we're still going to see some unseasonably warm weather, feeling more like spring and extending into early next week. now mike, we have good news for the east bay commute. >> i do. and this is not necessarily the good part. the back-up with the metering lights on at the bay bridge and we do have the spiderweb. parka the spider lives here. and the back-up is easing up. the back-up is easing up a little bit. but i expect it to grow a bit more over the next 45 minutes. friday has a more gradual build. the bigger issue is the fact that we could see more. we could see the east shore
freeway with the low clouds and fog moving around so right now getting a break. also getting a break, less brake lights over here. fewer brakes need tapped eastbound 80 past central and the earlier crash cleared, closer to buchanan you height see distraction over on the shoulder. meanwhile through contra costa county, that is your general push toward the bay bridge and the minor back up at the toll plaza, that is your commute direction and it is all green. now early this afternoon, in fact late this morning, we'll see traffic build on eastbound 80 away there the our through fairfield and vacaville and toward sacramento and tahoe and the sierra and that is a crowded route earlier in the afternoon as well as 580 toward livermore. but right now month major problems. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now, preparations underway for hollywood's biggest night. the 92nd academy awards are on sunday. right now crews are getting the kodak theater in los angeles ready for all of the stars.
so you still have time to watch all of those nominee. >> get my download ready. there is much more ahead on "today in the bay" on this friday morning including new developments in the coronavirus outbreak including house long planes will be flying or kept from flying from china to the bay area airport. plus remembering kobe bryant. the touching tribute popping up to honor the basketball legend and why this picture taken at yosemite more than a decade ago is now going viral. it is all coming up in just two minutes. tv just keeps getting better.
how you watch it does too. this is xfinity x1. featuring the emmy award-winning voice remote. streaming services without changing passwords and input. live sports - with real-time stats and scores. access to the most 4k content. and your movies and shows to go. the best tv experience is the best tv value. xfinity x1. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome.
actions speak louder than words. she was a school teacher. my dad joined the navy and helped prosecute the nazis in nuremberg. their values are why i walked away from my business, took the giving pledge to give my money to good causes, and why i spent the last ten years fighting corporate insiders who put profits over people. i'm tom steyer, and i approve this message. because, right now, america needs more than words. we need action.
5:57 right now. as we take a live look outside at downtown san jose. welcome back on this friday morning. watching "today in the bay." you could also follow us on social media as well. i just tweeted about an emt student who saved a man at the civil center b.a.r.t. station. nicholas was waiting for a friend when he saw a man overdosing. he jumped into action and performed cpr. our friday morning hero. we love to hear great stories. send them to me. i'm on facebook, twitter, instagram, laura garcia nbc. a memorial service is set to remember kobe bryant and his daughter and the seven oath
peop -- seven other people killed in the helicopter crash. it will be held at staples center on february 24th. 2-24. and kobe wore number 42 and gianna wore number 2. holding it at the staples center very special since fans call it the house that kobe built. across l.a. murals of bryant and other victims have sprung up. this is an interactive map post at nbcbayarea.com. and you could actually see all of the mural locations and then the photos that go with them in case you want to visit the south bay as well. marcus. >> cool feature there. 5:58 now and north bay smart train will roll out discounted tickets for some rider this is spring. smart directors have agreed to join the clipper card that gives qualifying riders on b.a.r.t., muni and cal train and golden gate ferry discounts. and they are asking north bay voters during the march primary for a sales tax extension to
keep the trains running and pay down debt. and the san francisco union square chanel store is stopping a new pot shop from opening. luxury stores were fighting to keep it away. last night chanel said it is dropping the claim paving the way for bronson to build the pot shop. the store is expected to open in three months. a special moment caught on camera. but the photographer now wants some help finding the couple you see right here to share this memory. now she took it in front of a running waterfall at yosemite more than ten years ago when she saw the young man pop the question. >> and she took the man's email address but later lost his note. and she now wants to share the photo with the couple from the very special moment in their live. >> i hope they find them. right now at 6:00, coronavirus scare, the growing outbreak as san francisco prepares for thousands of people to attend the chinese new year
parade tomorrow. the message from city leaders next. plus the impeachment fight might be over but the fight between nancy pelosi and trump is just heating up. the latest back and forth between the two leaders in just moments. and it is friday. meteorologist kari hall helping to prepare us and get out of the door and get ready for the weekend. as we head into the third hour of "today in the bay." third hour. what? we're here all morning. we start early. just for you. and thanks for joining us on this friday morning. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. of course you see we're all wearing red today. >> it is the go red for women day. it is the first friday of the month. supporting awareness for heart disease and the number one killer of women. >> take care of that ticker. >> taking care of it all and then taking care of your body because you need a coat. >> it is going to be cold. ands as you