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i need your help right now. we're on the cusp of something really great. at 5:00, the polls are open and the nation's first primary. a live report from new hampshire on the push for presidential candidates and what they're doing to try to get the votes. and global outbreak. the new case of coronavirus in southern california and the new action leaders in the bay area are taking to stop its spread. plus cutting costs. a contra costa county school district could be ready to lay off hundreds of teachers. "today in the bay" continues right now. and good tuesday morning. thanks for starting your morning here with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. so this morning a so-called broom challenge is now going viral. coming up, we're breaking down what is behind this really unusual new trend and why you
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might want to think twice before giving it a clean sweep. we'll talk and show you more about it. >> i tried that yesterday. i saw it. stick around. we'll talk it. >> okay. all right. we're getting started this morning with a wide range in temperatures. take a look at this map. we're at 61 in oakland and 38 in san martin. all depending on where you wake-up to feel some warmer air. all because we are still getting some of the gusty winds and the winds with making temperatures warmer and it will be another breezy day. we'll talk about this and some springlike temperatures in the forecast. and mike, you're tracking the roads. >> that is right, kari, and the two minor issues on the peninsula consolidated to just one and we have more details. so major problems over here. north 101 approaching the millbrae off-ramp and that crash was reported still blocking your slow lane. the details finally sorted out with chp. some debris and a traffic break.
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slowing is clearing up now but the activity is still in the slow lane and track that until it clears and this is a clear drive toward the bay bridge toll plaza where the lanes are already starting to fill up so we may see the metering lights turn around about 5:10. over to you. >> thanks, mike. 5:02 now, it is decision day for primary voters in new hampshire. in fact we have a live look for you this morning as the polls are now open. and while the republican race is a formality on the democratic side, one candidate seems to have the edge. our latest quinnipiac university poll is putting bernie sanders with an eight-point lead. "today in the bay's" alice barr is live with the latest from the campaign trail including a visit from the president. good morning, alice. >> reporter: good morning, laura. president trump was here last time and came for a rally. he had been attacking his democratic rivals and offering a little bit of extra motivation as polls have been opening over
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the past two hours. we already have a few results as it it tradition, there were three tiny towns near the canadian border that voted early this horninmorning, just after midnight. so amy klobuchar is leading the pack in that sample size from the early votes. but let's look at the bigger picture. you mentioned the poll. there is a new national poll that falls in line with several others putting bernie sanders pulling ahead. former vice president joe biden currently in second place in that national poll. with former new york city mash michael bloomberg the top three and sanders representing vermont and that is one state away. trump last night attack his potential democratic rivals. >> we are going to defeat the radical socialist democrats. we are going to win new hampshire in a landslide.
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>> reporter: pete buttigieg is also a strong contender here today riding off a victory in the iowa caucus. but sanders and buttigieg are also both asking for a partial review and again that -- that early voting that we had this morning, from the tiny little towns, it was a bit of a surprise because three out of the five people who voted in the tiny town of dixville notch, they wrote in michael bloomberg and he's not in the ballot yet here in new hampshire. that is an interesting preview. the first time he's appearing on ballots is on super-tuesday and other states cast their votes. it will be interesting to see how he changes the race. >> already pulling for him and writing it in. thanks for the latest there. and the "today" show will have coverage of the fups primary with savannah guthrie live in manchester and she'll have a
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one-on-one interview with mayor pete buttigieg ho is hoping for a big night. a grim new milestone for the coronavirus outbreak. 1,000 people have died in china. in the bay area concern is spreading nearly as fast as the virus it self-. and kris, what is this all about? >> reporter: the santa clara want to free up resources in the event that that happens. now the santa clara county has two confirmed cases of coronavirus. we've known that for a while. no person to person spread is confirmed. but the county say that the proclamation does not significantly signify any increase in risk to the residents of santa clara county, these actions empower the county
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to more effectively respond to the outbreak seeking to utilize mutual aid and potentially obtain reimbursement and ensure that the county public health has all of the tools at their disposal to keep the community safe. meanwhile in san diego county, the first case of coronavirus was confirmed among the hundreds of people who were evacuated from china to the marine air base miramar. there are now seven confirmed cases in california, 13 in the u.s. and more than a thousand people have died worldwide, more than 43,000 are infected. here in santa clara county that local state of emergency, health emergency, is in effect for the next 30 days. kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> thank you. 5:06 now and in contra costa county today the west unified school district will discuss the possibility of layoffs for teachers and workers as it deals with a major cash crunch. this could impact more than 30,000 students. today's meeting comes one day
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after san ram on valley teachers voted to strike. "today in the bay" pete suratos is live in richmond with more on this. pete? >> reporter: good morning, marcus. we're talking about millions of dollars in potential budget cuts or budget cuts for west contra costa unified school district which is why layoffs for teachers remain a possibility. but let's get into the details of the budget. so as it stands, west contra costa school district is in a $48 million budget shortfall and committed to $32 million in cuts this year. as far as cost-cutting options go, they will consider millions of dollars in cuts to nonsalary and essential management and cuts from the four bargaining units but the teachers union feels if a solution isn't made close to 250 teachers could get pink slips and a total of 400 school workers could get laid off as well. now one teacher where we're standing at meerpa vista
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elementary thinks about the cuts. >> they have not gotten the numbers right over the last two to three years and that caused unexpected consequences. >> reporter: now today's board meeting is going to discuss the nonsalary cuts. now that ranges from business services to facility costs. but if the teacher layoffs do take place notices go out in mid-march. reporting live, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> thanks for the very latest there, pete. it is 5:08 now. vta is trying to get the word out as it gears up for the second phase into the south bay. it involves a tunnelling project and take b.a.r.t. from downtown san jose into santa clara and also take years to complete. later this morning vta is holding what it calls an industry forum including project overview. also civil construction and
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engineering firms are being encouraged to register for consideration on upcoming projects. when it comes to making it in the bay, one city will aim at finding aa place for people living in rvs to park safely. tonight the berkeley city council will consider a proposal to open six city-owned parking lots to allow up to 25 rvs to camp overnight in safe lots but only for three months. berkeley banned overnight parking within city limits but the safe parking program would change that. tomorrow morning on "today in the bay" we'll introduce you to people who work and earn a paycheck but can't afford four walls and a roof. and go to for a compilation of stories from all of our making it in the bay series. i was going to say. it is 5:09, here is kari. are you excited because it is going to be in the 70s? >> it is going to be nice today. but here is a place that was 40
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degrees below zero. check out this viral video that we saw coming out of turkey of a time lapse of a blizzard thats was rolling across the black sea. i mean, this is pretty incredible. and you could see those really strong winds and so we are looking at zero visibility there. as all of that -- just imagine all of that snow heading toward you. that is crazy. so we're going to still continue to monitor that while we bask in the sunshine and as we said temperatures reaching into the low 70s today. as you get ready to head out of the door, pleasant hill b.a.r.t. in the mid-50s and 60s heading into noon. we'll talk more about this coming up. mike you're tracking the roads. we're checking for the metering lights at the bay bridge but they're not on yet. i have seen the fast track lanes back up and that indicates the traffic is funneling down and starting to jam up approaching the toll plaza but the cash lanes opened up because they opened all of the cash lanes in
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the last few minutes. so we should see those turned on by 5:15. we look at the span as a smooth drive and very nice and keep it that way and that is why they will meter the traffic. no problems getting through contra costa and the south bay and peninsula looking great as well. back to you. >> thanks, mike. it is 5:11 new setback for ride-sharing companies in california. coming up next on "today in the bay," the new legal decision that gives some clarity to the future of the state's gig economy law. and how uber will likely respond. this may not surprise you and goodness knows i needed the help when when i was young but young people asking parents for help with houses. ♪ >> well still ahead at 5:25, this is a performance many people have been questioning. eminem explains why he took the stage at the oscars 17 years after the academy actually awarded him for best original
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>> you've heard of tenant/landlord disputes but have you ever heard of a landlord doing this? tonight at 11:00 we investigate a stunning battle between a bay area landlord and her tenant. >> there is video in the trial showing you going into the tenant's apartment without permission, is that true? >> no, i have never entered a premise that belongs to someone else. >> tonight at 11:00 on bay area news. we investigate. 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.
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the time is 5:15. let's head outside in san jose as we step out of the door, feeling warmer today. some upper 40s and low 50s and quickly warming up to the mid-60s. we won't stop there. we'll talk about how warm we get and how long this sticks around. that is coming up in the microclimate forecast. and we're looking at 580 in dublin. we do have an issue for folks trying to get to 580 over at bassco road. there is a couch in the roadway.
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again more details coming up. good morning. happy tuesday to you. -- is still on the hunt to buy hewlett-packard and the nasdaq hit new highs an the fed chair testified before the congress today. brandless is shutting down. this is notable because the company had enormous investment from this man. now i've talked about him before. back when he was stuffing money into almost any company in san francisco that wanted it. money from his soft bank fund. a number of the companies are now reaching their end of the road. all this week we're taking a look at housing in the bay area. and what we can do to make it better. at 5:55, i'll continue to look at the options just moving out and what you can get for your money. but in the meantime, i thought this was interesting. economists at a company called loan depot said young people,
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77%, plan to ask for help from their parents to buy their first home either with the down payment or closing costs or co-signing the mortgage. now that study said when it comes to down payments, kids are hoping parents will chip in $10,000. which is in the bay area, that is not the down payment. my uncle helped me buy my first home in the bay area for $225,000. >> does he get a piece of the profit is this. >> you know, he just wanted the interest. he said whatever the doing interest is, pay me back that. >> i need to call him. what is he name. >> what you should have done is said i want a cut. >> that is what i'm saying. >> but being the good nephew you are -- >> sure. >> uncles. >> a defeat for uber and lyft after a judge denied their injunction to block them from california new gig economy law. the law gives new protections to people working as independent
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contractors. ride share companies are suing saying they'll be severely harmed if they have to follow the new law. the judge ruled that the public benefits outweigh the company's interest but did not rule on the merits of the lawsuit. okay. so prepare to be bombarded with videos and photos of brooms standing up by themselves. people are getting swept up in the newest craze. >> i did this one. it is called the broom challenge and people are realizing that brooms will stand up on their own. kind of like a ghost. but no it is not because of a special tilt of the earth or because mercury is retrograde. so look, a lot of people are doing. i did it. i posted it on my facebook page but we want to show you here. mike inouye is our tester of all of this. so, mike, what do we have here? >> a broom. >> the things you learn here on "today in the bay." >> it is not just for sweeping.
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>> apparently not. let's see if we could do this. >> is there an art to it. >> i have no idea. >> the broom looks a little warm. it is well loved -- a broom. i think i've done this not just yesterday but i've done it at -- >> oh! >> you're supposed to cut away at that point. >> you should dance with it. >> like a movie called break-in and a guy named turbo who danced with a broom. >> people have a lot of spare time out there. >> i guess i did last night. >> because after i sweep -- >> kari is just cleaning up after kids. >> let me see if this works. >> do that with the swifter at home. >> i have to clean up the cheerios. >> you're like just bring me the dust pan. >> if you are testing that out this morning, you have time before you have to get to work.
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our temperatures are are in the low 60s in some spots. we're at 61 in oakland and in livermore. but then compare that to san marin where we're at a chilly 35 degrees. let me show you what is happening here. it is still windy across parts of bay area and the wind creations friction in the air and that creates energy and it warms up the temperatures. we're seeing right now sh upper 50s in parts of the north bay and ukiah is now at 38 degrees. calm wind there. the rest of the day the wind advisory continues for the north bay hills up until 11:00. and you could see why. our models are still plotting some high winds from vacaville toward the north bay and then we see some calmer winds in the valleys. and it is also going to be a very warm afternoon. los gatos starts out at 49 degrees and warms up to 66 by 1:00 this afternoon. and look at these high temperatures. it will feel more
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like spring, especially in the north bay. 76 degrees in napa and in santa rosa. no rain to speak of. it is still well to the north of us. look at all of the snow that is happening right now in parts of arizona, new mexico and the texas panhandle. the really cold air is there while we're feeling the warm-up due to high pressure. that high pressure once again is giving us a clear sky and a springlike feel as that moves away. we cool off just a lit. it will be windy again this weekend but we're looking at still a lot of sunshine over the next seven days. mike, tracking the roads and so far it is fairly quiet. pretty quiet but there were reports -- first the bay bridge toll plaza we have the metering lights on. and we talked about that at 5:10 and there is the back-up formed in 10 minutes. fast track had a heads start. and here is a smooth flow with with contra costa county out of
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walnut creek and richmond and moving nicely. through the maze no problem. just the toll plaza with the back-up with the metering lights. thousand we have an issue. and we have build so now almost half an hour from brentwood or byron into 580 that transition ramp theres was report of a couch there. then the couch reportedly is broken apart now. i don't hear about any cars in the area but someone must have hit it if that is what is going on. and getting on the commute direction westbound 580 is moving smoothly off basko but that is a potential with debris. slowing that just showed up in the hast few minutes approaching millbrae avenue and the earlier crash had debris and i'll check on that. back to you. >> sounds good. we'll check back with you. thanks mike. and did you hear about the massive drug bust in the pacific. next we'll talk about that. the millions of dollars of cocaine seized. and the fake resume everyone wants to see. federal agents show us what is on lori loughlin's youngest
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. new video of a massive drug bust carried out in part by bay area base coast guard team. here is a look at 20,000 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $350 million. alameda based munroe coast
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guard, the crew took off helping to bring in all of these drugs this week from san diego. the coast guard said four separate crews stopped eight suspected drug smuggling attempt its in the pacific over two months. well kobe bryant's widow dealing with profound sadness. vanessa bryant went on instagram to talk about her grief. she posted, quote, i've been reluctant to put my feelings into words. my brain refuses to accept that both kobe and gigi are gone. she said that she has to remain strong for the three surviving daughters. yesterday people gathered in anaheim to remember the altobelli family who died in the same helicopter crash. john and carrie died along with their 14-year-old daughter alyssa. a southern california father convicted in the college admission scandal is speaking out this morning. former ceo douglas hodge was sentencing to nine months in prison. a new article in the wall street journal has him apologizing
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saying in part, fay illed to scrutinize the application process as carefully as i should have. in the meantime rrks released a college resume they say belongs to lori laughlin daughter olivia jade and outlining heavy participation in crew which prosecutors say never took place. trending this morning, a big drop this clear in the number of people watching the academy awards. this year the award show had the smallest audience ever. about 23 million people watched but that marked a 20% drop from last year. there were a few surprises like a performance by eminem. ♪ >> now in n interview with "variety" he explained why he took so long to perform "lose yourself" 17 years ago and he skipped the show because he didn't think he would win. 5:27 right now. coming up next on "today in the bay," frightening moments as a
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concert lets out in san francisco and how a muni bus driver moved into action to save a woman's life. and our making it in the bay concord the vote set to happen on renter protection. >> you've heard of tenant/landlord disputes but have you ever heard of a landlord doing this? tonight at 11:00 we investigate a stunning battle between a bay area landlord and her tenant. >> there is video in the trial showing you going into the tenant's apartment without permission, is that true? >> no, i never entered a premise that belongs to someone else. >> tonight at 11:00 on bay area news. we investigate.
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week's chaos in iowa. and what you need to know ahead of your daily commute. and good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. this morning what about cashing in. you may remember the host coveted craft beer in america. we told you about it going on sale in the north bay. dozens of people lining up. they do every year. that is right. now many people are taking and selling pliny the younger online. >> no surprise there. >> maybe you'll be surprised by the prices they're asking for. we'll tell you about them coming up. right now a check of the forecast. if you're ole enough, drinking beer outside today at some point. >> is that legal? >> if you're old enough. >> you're right. walking down the street drinking a beer. >> a warm day. >> that is how warm it is in half moon bay. it is 63 degrees.
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compared to santa cruz are where it is 38 degrees. we have a lot of high winds rushing through here and it is making those temperatures warm up. so as you get ready to head out of the door, in some spots it will cool down as the wind starts to relax. in mountain view we're in the mid-40s to start and then it warms up quickly again today. another breezy and sunny day with well above normal temperatures. some of us will hit the low 70s. we'll talk about what is ahead as we go into the weekend coming up. and mike, you're tracking the roads and the back-up at the bay bridge. >> that is right. and the metering lights were turned on at 5:15 and this morning and has ahead and when we talk about "making it in the bay." we'll looking toward the bay bridge and the back-up and this is moving smoothly. this is great for a tuesday. the volume builds acrotching the carquinez. northbound 101 this is a slowdown because of a crash near mill gray heading up toward sfo
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but the rest of the bay looks smooth right thousand. back to you, marcus. new overnight, violence breaks out after a concert in san francisco portola neighborhood. this is video from outside of the area. this is the el toro nightclub on san bruno avenue and felton avenue. that is where grupo exterminator was playing and when the concert ended a juvenile driver in a honda accord slammed that a parked car injuring a woman standing near. now a muni bus driver who saw the whole thing used the bus to block the juvenile from hitting the woman again and called police. officers took the juvenile male into custody. police tell us that he was drunk. the female victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. police say the muni driver might be honored for his quick-thinking. 5:33 now. a major construction project could slow your ride into work on the peninsula. bob redell is live along 101 in san carlos. what kind of delays are we
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talking about here, bob? >> reporter: laura, caltrans is anticipating nothing more than 15-minute delays during the morning commute on 101 and the peninsula. starting tonight caltrans will shut down some of the lanes in both directions. we're talking about northbound on southbound 101 here on peninsula between whipple avenue and redwood city and the freeway or highway 380 in south san francisco. the closures will run from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. sunday through thursday night. caltrans warned that some lanes might not open until 6:00 a.m. and these closures are expected through 2022 as they build new express lanes in each direction. workers will convert the carpool lanes between santa clara and san mateo county line and build if you express lanes between whipple and 380 express lanes
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that run through and the hov toll lane and still free for car poolers and open to noncar poolers who want to pay using their fast track transponder. along 101, bob redell, for "today in the bay." today in san francisco city leaders are expected to discuss future plans aimed at getting around the embarcadero more safely. bicycle riders say after recently daily collisions and several close calls it is time to install a protected bike lane. a group called people protected stood between cars and bikes last night to make a point. they lined up near a restaurant valet zone where cars often block the lane. >> there is constantly cars using the bike lane to load and park while waiting to go to the restaurant. >> the group is expected to present concerns to port leaders today. sf transit officials are hoping to get some temporary solutions in place later this year. 5:35. brace for higher rates on pg&e
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bills as the utility is trying to offset costs to cover fire prevention efforts. in two filings last week pg&e requested rake hikes amounting to an additional $1.5 billion in revenue. the money will cover fire prevention projects like tree trimming and line inspections along with with added insurance costs and together the hikes would likely add $11 per month to the average bill over the next year. the p.u.c. still has approves the plan. and our "making it in the bay" spotlight. where concord city officials will discuss a revised ordinance to cap yearly rent increases at 5% plus cost of living adjustment or a maximum of 10% increase and also ban more than two rent hikes in one year. that cap would be applied to existing renters. happening today, san mateo
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will consider restaurants on food ware. berkeley recently strengthened rules which include a 25 cents surcharge for single-uts cups. the goal is to encourage environmentally friendly materials. now you maybe saw this coming but now you have a chance to find the hard to find pliny the younger without waiting in the long lines at the brewery. and the catch here. you have to open that wallet pretty big here when it comes to some beer. check out this e-bay post offering a bottle of pliny the younger and the elder, the minimum bid $180. or you could buy it now for $250. >> remember this year for the first time customers could take a couple of bottles home with them. this is pliny the younger. this is a video from last week when people were waiting outside, sleeping inside and all bundled up to get their hands on that triple ipa.
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although you could buy some of them at delis and what not. >> oh, really? >> yeah. just go buy a bottle. >> not of the younger. it is the elder. >> okay. >> not the younger, only the elder. >> the younger is the one people waited in line for. >> age discrimination. >> the younger is worth more. >> we'll see. >> not always. look, we saw it comes like we were talking about. you give people two and you say this is it. i'm doing to make my money. if i waited in line for six plus hours. >> that is interesting because usually if you're buying an alcoholic product you have to prove that you're of age to drink it. >> i didn't think about that. >> okay. all right. and we're heading into the weekend with warm temperatures. and as we make our saturday plans, upper 60s for the inhand areas and the coast in the upper 50s. on sunday we'll somore sunshine and cooler and not as windy as
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the gusts this past sunday but expect a breezy day. if you're heading to yosemite this weekend, look for some chilly weather there with some low to mid-40s. sunshine friday and saturday. then a slight chance of some stho snow showers on sunday. napa valley looks nice with 60s throughout the weekend. we'll track this and have updates on what is happening today. mike you've been tracking the roads and just a few areas with the typical back-up. >> it is not bad. this is a tuesday. we expect the volume to be heavier coming back after the new year to ease in through february. but we see slowing toward the carquinez bridge and the back-up at bay bridge toll plaza. but this is great contra costa county showing slow for highway 4 and that is westbound. looking over here toward the peninsula, the slowing should be recovering and the crash i believe has cleared now. 101 approaching millbrae and still the slowing and perhaps debris from an earlier crash. the rest of the bay shows a smooth drive. looking at the san mateo and the
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dumbarton bridge on the sensors and leaving with that look at the bridges on the map because we'll continue with our look at "making it in the bay," folks. as we move along and see today we're focusing on making it over the bay. ow bay area bridges. talking about our beloved bridges that take us over the water. we have eight critical tolls over the map. i looked at the golden gate bridge and the mtc and since we started the economic recovery around 2010, 2009, we've seen a rise in the number of tolls over that decade. the increase really shifted into earlier in the commute. from midnight to 5:00 a.m., coming into contra costa county, or leaving contra costa county state route 160 across the antioch bridge, 57% more tolls before 5:00 a.m. and we're going to move on now to the dumbarton bridge also seen an increase but that is westbound and traffic jumps up 77% for the same time period. and facebook on both sides of the bay increasing the foot
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print across highway 84. and to san mateo, highway 92% increase. and the congestion kicks in after 6:00 so folks try to beat that and the bay bridge doubling before the metering lights are turned on and there are days like today they are turning on at 5:15 and it used to be 5:30. stick around for "today in the bay." because in 20 minutes we're going to break down how much house you can buy for $700,000. and we'll actually show you how that number stacks up to housing markets in other parts of the country. that is coming up at 5:55. and check out the entire "making it in the bay" series right now on it is 5:41. a suspected drunk driver slams into a deputy patrol car overnight. still ahead, on "today in the bay," details on the arrest and how the deputy is doing now.
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and helping with debt. the new way students could cover the cost for college. and here we go in new hampshire. first primary in the for the 2020 presidential election. we'll take you there live coming up.
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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. right now at 5:44, let's get out of the door in antioch with a look at how the morning shapes up. a milder start with upper 40s and low 50s leading into some mid-60s at noon today. we'll talk about this and our
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warm weather in the forecast coming up in less than five minutes. coming at us flashing lights but just for an oversized truck. smooth drive across the san mateo bridge and the taillights we talked about the timing there and right thousand the timing is time for the bill. i'll show you more. thanks so much kari and mike. it is quarter to 6:00. new overnight, a dui suspect is in custody after the chp said he crashed into a sheriff's patrol car. it happened before before midnight at the intersection of airport boulevard and old redwood highway right close to the sonoma county charles schultz airport. chp is not revealing what led up to the crash but does say neither driver was injured. through for you this morning, texas is suing california over the travel ban passed by lawmakers in 2016. that ban prevented nonessential personnel from traveling on the california dime to 11 states
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including texas on bias of anti-lgbtq laws. texas lawyers say the laws reflect the religious beliefs of the people and california's rule discriminates. a new program for college students can put you through school -- through public service. it is called the civic action fellowship focusing on issues facing california including homelessness, climate change and education. students can choose to either do one semester or one year of service. and even student receives a stipend for living expenses and up to $10,000 in a scholarship. participating bay area colleges include uc berkeley and san jose sta state. 5:46 now. scott mcgrew joins us now. >> he went to a poem called the snake. it is one of his favorites. he said it is an aligory for immigration and they are snakes and not implied and he said it.
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the president was in new hampshire ahead of the primary and trump once again claiming he was cheated out of votes in new hampshire back in 2016. >> now, i can't tell you what is happening tomorrow. because you know you have some pretty strange election laws here, right. remember last time, we won the primary tremendously. we should have won the electorate but they have bused shipped up from massachusetts. hundreds and hundreds. and it is very, very close even though they did -- >> now there was no proof that what the said is true. you may recall the he set up a special commission to investigate fraud in the 2016 election shortly after he was elected but the commission disbanded and a follow-up streks by homeland security found no evidence. live pictures from new hampshire. where the vote is underway. this is a primary. the same sort of thing in california, you do in and vote for your pick on the person you want to run for president. you drop a piece of paper in a
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ballot box. none of the complexity of iowa. we don't expect joe biden to win this particular state. but it is important to his campaign he do well. coming in second or third perhaps after tough results in iowa. meantime the trump administration doubling down on the biden investigation. even though it was a major factor in the impeachment, attorney general bill barr confirming the department of justice set up a special system to investigate leads generated by the president's lawyer rudy giuliani. lindsey graham revealed the special program on face the nation on sunday. barr confirmed the existence on monday. it is highly irregular for the department of justice to set up a special program to investigate a president's political rival. president trump's campaign adviser roger stone may face nine years in prison for lying to congress and witness tampering. this is connected to the mueller investigation. the wikileaks release of democratic emails.
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president trump is tweeted he thinks that sentence is too long but has not indicated whether he would commute it or pardon stone altogether. we're watching everything that is happening in new hampshire. we'll be updating you on twitter. follow me at scott mcgrew. >> thanks, scott. dub nation celebrates the return of one of the leading players during the warriors incredible championship run. >> i want to thank everybody that supported us, supported me me entire time here. >> see him right there. andre riggo dahlia returned on the visitor's beth. fans warmly welcomed him and now with the miami heat after traded there last week. last night the heat beat the dubs 113-101. happening today for a's and giants fans, spring is in the air. make that spring training. and for some teams like the mets, pitchers and catchers have already arrived.
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they play first spring games 11 days from now. a's fans maybe you could hit a home run with this gift. nothing says love quite like the mascot making a special delivery for your valentines at their home or place of work. so they bring along flowers and candy and along with two roses. it is available for parts of the bay area on thursday and friday and the cost, there is a cost for this, $150. >> that is kind of cute. if you're like a -- a fan. >> that is pretty cool. >> and you get season tickets, right? >> nah. >> that is for christmas. that is a nice gift. and yeah, we're coming up on valentine's day. we have to make those plans. so look at these temperatures right now. if you get to work and someone is not wearing a coat and you're like how did you not want to wear a coat this morning, it depends on where you are.
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look at san martin, we're at 35 degrees. so you do have to bundle up there but compare that to half moon bay where it is 64 degrees this morning. yes, these temperatures are right. we have winds rushing by and that creates friction and also creates a lot of nurenergy and warms up temperatures. 61 in st. helena where it is gusty there and then looking at ukiah with a calm wind and it is 38 degrees. so a huge spread this morning. it is still going to be breezy. as we look at our hour-by-hour wind speed forecast. at 9:00 we still see 20 and 30-mile-per-hour winds and the wind advisory continues in the north bay until about 11:00 and still seeing some high winds gusting in parts of the north bay while the valleys will have a calmer wind. so as we check out san jose, looking at campbell, our temperature trend for today, upper 40s, low 50s and quickly warming up today, we're heading up to 70 degrees this afternoon.
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76 in santa rosa and napa. going to feel very much like spring. and possibly setting more records today. no rain anywhere in sight. it is well to the thorj a-- to the north and afb tpacific and have rain in arizona, new mexico and the texas panhandle. so we could see the snow going on there while we continue on with dry weather but the high pressure backs off and you could see that our temperatures will cool down as a result. but still no rain in the seven-day forecast. i was holding out hope for a slight chance of rain late saturday night into sunday but it dries up before it gets here. all right, mike, how is it looking at the bay bridge. we'll start there. no surprises, the metering lights turned on at 5:15 which is the new normal and we talked about that timing change over the last six months. one more change westbound 80 around san pablo near the exit and slowing and a crash
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reported. it should be on the should quickly and that is a point where it is busy anyway and walnut creek sees more slowing as well. more traffic out of concord. down south 680 through contra costa county and highway 24 route toward the caldecott with no problems. dumbarton and san mateo bridge showing a build but not bad for a tuesday at this i'm. westbound at 53 we're still pretty much at speed across the span. we're look at the volume build for the south bay as well. we have a minor crash, it looks like at lawrence expressway but i'll get you more details and let you know if that is a problem. the live look shows you why we'll sear more slowing for 101 through san jose and a few more cars hitting the road. back to you. >> thanks, mike. well, happening now, snow is falling in baghdad for the first time in a decade. the surprising snowfall. a welcome surprise for many city residents and that snow is common in the mountainous areas of northern iraq but rare in the capital. >> interesting to see there.
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5:53. much more ahead on "today in the bay." joshua tree is popular but getting a close rental could get tougher and we'll explain why next. and we continue with our segment "making it in the bay." up next a look at real estate market and what $700,000 could buy you in the bay area and other parts of the country. >> you've heard of tenant/landlord disputes but have you ever heard of a landlord doing this? >> i wish i had put up cameras a lot sooner. i never felt safe in my own home. tonight at 11:00 we investigate a stunning battle between a bay area landlord and her tenant. >> there is video in the trial showing you going into the tenant's apartment without permission, is that true? >> no, i never entered a premise that belongs to someone else. >> tonight at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. we investigate. tv just keeps getting better.
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5:56 now. and all this week we're looking at ways to solve the housing crisis. we call it "making it in the bay." >> scott mcgrew, one option is to make it somewhere else. >> i rarely say give up. but that could be the right answer but then again if you give up you could get a house share else. and so we're moving up the property ladder asking what would you get. yesterday i took a look at what half a million dollars would get you. last night on our 6:00 p.m. news scott budman with the $600,000 so i'll see his $600,000 and offer you a $700,000 house. so this is in san jose. we're still in condo land. $700,000 won't get you a-free-standing house in san jose but this is a nice condo. 1800 square feet. that is bigger than many houses in the park neighborhood. its has a $440 a month
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homeowners fee. now for almost that same price, if you were to spend $709,000 in portland, you would get this, a five-bedroom home, two bathrooms and a3,000 square feet. this is new construction. in fact these are artist rent ises -- artist rendition and you could feature the lights and what not. let's look at what it will get you in austin. this is a four bedroom and two-bathroom home running on running rope drive. now austin is spendy so you're just not going to get the same as you would in portland. this is what it hooks like inside. it is close to downtown. it is in the hills. it is not bad. i honestly thinks this looks like a silicon valley house. a bay area home. so there is your choices. $700,000 in austin, you get good barbecue and $700,000 in portland and you get that but a lot of rain, marcus.
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>> interesting, scott. thank you. well, look, unable to keep up with rising rents, we're talking about how hard it is to make it in the bay. well tenants of an oakland apartment building have gone on rent strike. you say what is that? they're not paying. jodi hernandez taking a deep look into the unusual tactic on so you could head over there right now and see that as well as the compilation of storeys from all of the "making it in the bay" stories. uber and lyft after a judge denies them from the new gig economy law. the law gives new protection to people working as independent contractors. ride share companies are are suing saying they're be harmed if they have to follow the new law. the judge rules the public benefits outweigh the company interest but did not rule on the merits of the lawsuit. a crackdown on short-term rentals near joshua tree is angering people who live area for decades.
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the l.a. times reported that a new law is focusing on airbnb listings and san bernardino count is now looking closely at homes and properties. some say a little too closely including cameras and laser devices. the county said that too many people it there have ignored building and safety codes for far too long. right now it is 6:00. polls open in new hampshire in the first primary of the 2020 presidential election. along with democratic candidates, president trump also visiting the state. we'll have a live report on the battle for votes and who is leading in the polls just moments away. >> plus hundreds of teachers and jobs on the chopping block in contra costa county. the budget woes coming up in a live report. and a live look at the golden gate bridge on this tuesday morning. that is actually the bay bridge. they're trying to play stump the anchor. get ready for a winter warm-up. meteorologist kari


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