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considering bans. the concern is focused around how flavored tobacco attracts young people. council members will hold the first of three public meeting this afternoon. the san francisco public zoo has announced the winner to the naming of the koala contest. >> it is part of a fundraiser for australian wildlife relief and welcoming a 2-year-old koala from the l.a. zoo and the name is cobar walbi from the -- [ inaudible ]. it didn't look like it was spelled right. so this is really interesting. it means burnt earth and [ inaudible ] is a rare tree saved from recent fires. they raised $15,000 so it was very symbolic. >> beautiful.
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>> aborigines. one of those ones. >> much more ahead this morning at 6:00 right now. the votes are in, bernie sanders wins the new hampshire primary and what it means moving forward in a live report from manchester. plus is the deadly coronavirus spreading around the world, a mother and daughter back home in the bay area after they were quarantined for two weeks. we'll tell you what is next for them. and plus temperatures across the bay area are heating up. but a cooldown is heading our way. a live look in san francisco. kari's forecast straight ahead for you. the third hour of "today in the bay" continues right now. and very good morning and thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. we've b been talking about the heat-up. we've been enjoying the weather but this is the rainy season. >> this is the middle of the rainy season and we had temperatures yesterday hitting 80 degrees in santa rosa. and then into today, just a slight cooldown.
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yes, very warm but not as warm as yesterday as we reach into the low 70s. we should be in the low 60s so it is still a spring like day. mike, you're focused on two important bridges. >> traffic-wise we have the back-up at the bay bridge. and yesterday's talk about "making it in the bay" we show that all bridges are critical and a build early on the commutes. now the bay bridge, the back-up at the toll plaza. we know about that. the earlier issues cleared from the span. and we have a crash now reported on the high-rise of the san mateo bridge. i see the build here. you may want to plan for the dumbarton. we'll track it guys. back to you. >> thanks, mike. braks eaking news to tell y about. fire crews are searching people who might have been trapped by flames in a massive apartment fire in southern california. we want to look live at the scene. very active scene. we could see the smoke is billowing from the building. firefighters surrounding that area right now. the fire crews are working to
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contain the flames. arson investigators are also on the scene there this morning. there are more than 100 firefighters. you could just see from how many people are around the area right now. this is near santa ana. we know that two people are hurt and at least 100 people are displaced. we'll continue to follow what is going on with this apartment fire down in southern california. 6:03 right now. the decision 2020 the results are in from the new hampshire primary and bernie sanders has regained momentum. we have a look at the results for you. sanders on top with pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar rounding out the top three. two candidates are dropping out. "today in the bay's" alice bar is live in new hampshire with the biggest takeaways and now where this race goes from here. good morning, alice. >> reporter: good morning, laura. we are seeing new story lines coming out of new hampshire and in particular the rise of amy klobuchar and the fall of joe biden. some shifting in the top tier of
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candidates. we could tell you that voter turnout was higher than it was back in 2016 something that democrats are hoping to maintain as we head into the next round of voting. senator bernie sanders riding high this morning off a first-place finish in the first in the nation primary. >> had this victory here is the beginning of the end for donald trump. >> reporter: former mayor pete buttigieg coming in a close second, roughly 4,000 votes behind. >> thanks to you a campaign that some said shouldn't be here at all has shown that we are here to stay. >> reporter: and senator amy klobuchar placing third delivering on momentum from a strong debate performance and rocketing into the top tier. >> we have beaten the odds every step of the way. >> reporter: senator elizabeth warren looking for a path
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forward after a disappointing fourth place finish. >> our campaign is built for the long haul. >> reporter: while former vice president joe biden landed in fifth having already left new hampshire before results came in. he spoke last night from south carolina. where he's counting on a rebound from a more diverse electorate. >> 99.9%, that is the percentage of african-american voters who have not yet had a chance to vote in america. >> reporter: the field is narrowing. businessman andrew yang and senator michael bennet both announcing they are dropping out. as winners and losers emerge from new hampshire sharpening the picture of the race to november. in manchester, new hampshire, alice barr, nbc news. >> now with iowa and new hampshire contest in the books next nevada will hold its caucus ten days from now and then the candidates head to south carolina for the february 29th primary there. voters in 14 states including
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our own california will cast ballots on super-tuesday. that is on march 3rd. our website is a good resource as you prepare to cast your ballot. we've got a cheat voter guide highlighting issues in every county. just head to guide. developing for you in the coronavirus outbreak. this morning a mother and ape daught -- and mother and daughter were back out of kwaurntsy. more than 1100 people have died in the outbreak. most of all of them in china. another 45,000 people worldwide are infected and there are now 13 active cases in the u.s. seven of them right here in california. now nearly 200 people recently quarantined at the marsh air base in riverside county are heading home. including some from right here in the bay area. bob redell is live with one with local family update. bob? >> reporter: marcus, you could imagine they are relieved to be
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back home on the peninsula in palo alto after make eing it through quarantine without any signs of coronavirus. the two were in quarantine for three weeks. first in wuhan, china, where they were visiting family and then at the march air reserve base in southern california. the cdc gave of the mom and daughter and 193 other evacuees from china the all clear yesterday afternoon. along with with documentation to prove they are healthy. her husband picked them up to drive them home. he said the past weeks have been terrifying as he feared the worst. >> when i saw my daughter and my wife running toward me, i was so relieved. >> we pray to god that everyone should be healthy and i think god has answered our prayers. >> thank god we're altogether now and reunited. nothing matters besides family.
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>> reporter: there are still hundreds of people at bases across the country waiting to complete their 14-day quarantines. we though that there are five vaccies at travis air force base who have come down with symptoms. we're still waiting on the test results to see whether or not they actually have contracted that virus. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." 6:08 now. happening today, san francisco leaders are voting on a new plan to -- to try to address the homing crisis. pete suratos is live in the city this morning to explain how this navigation center would actually be a little bit different from the ones that they opened in the past? >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. a hill bit different because it will focus on a specific group of the homeless population, a younger percentage. they want to build that navigation center right behind me here on post street at this building, the corner of post and hyde in san francisco. it runs about roughly nearly
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34,000 square feet so that is the plan if the votes go through. now that vote taking place today, that will take place with a budget and finance committee. they'll vote on a lease for the building we just showed you where the city documents show the lease is for about 20 years coming out to $49 million. now that plan still needs to do to a final vote by the full board of supervisors at the end of the month. now the center will have 75 beds and serve what they call the transitional age youth group of the homeless population so folks went the ages of 18 to 24 and they want to have the center here for the long haul instead of a short-term fix. now san francisco as it stands has seven navigation centers and cities like fremont and hayward have voted for their centers and the vote taking place toward the end of the last year. but if there mplan does get approval it could open by this fall. pete suratos for "today in the
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bay." now at 6:09 heading out of the door in oakland, a clear sky and mild temperatures. do you need a jacket as you walk to school and looking at our school day forecast. we'll be at about 49 degrees at 7:00. and then going from there quickly warming up. recess time outside with still a white jacket needed and then reel reach into the low 60s going into the afternoon. if you're about to head out, yule be spending time outside in this warm weather. keep in mind that you may need that allergy medication. we have a moderate amount of tree pollen mostly juniper and older trees. we'll talk about what is ahead in the forecast. mike, you're seeing a delay in the traffic. >> i do take that allergy medication and i sound smart to my family. and you'll be smart if you avoid the san mateo bridge. this may have the ripple effect for the east bay. westbound 92 a crash on the high-rise. three vehicles reported
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involved. they're all off to the fast lane. so two lanes are open but people out of the car and big distraction going to cause more slowing and consider the dumbarton bridge westbound. we talk about this being the time we see the slowing kick in. a car fire reported outside of the caldecott tunnel and i see no slowing but i'll track it. 6:11 now. on "today in the bay," muni looking to hike fares but one supervisor said not so fast. what he's proposing next. if you're look for a home, you will know there is a housing crisis. but if you own a home, the houses crisis is making you rich. scott, did you hear about the new top dog out there. the big winner. let's meet the winner of best in show. this is at westminster. siba is coming up next. >> nbc bay area news presents "making it in the bay." in every newscast we break down the housing crisis. tonight at 11:00, we investigate the daunting down payments and
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the creative ways home buyers are making their dreams a reality. >> i feel so privileged i get this opportunity. >> where is all of that money coming from and is it too good to be true? >> we're the bank of mom and dad that people don't have. >> what you need to know before signing that dotted line. "making it in the bay," tonight at 11:00 on nbc bay area. we investigate. plan obama: he's been a leader
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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.
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wednesday. a government inspector general says the f-a-a well good morning, very happy wednesday to you. a government inspector general said the faa put the flying public at risk by not paying enough attention to southwest airlines. southwest it said flew 17 million passengers on a plane without the property safety records. faa admitted fault and southwest disagrees it did anything wrong. big trouble for big tech. the federal trade commission wants details on all of the purchases these companies made over the last ten years.
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so for instance facebook buying instagram or microsoft buying linked-in. the question, do these five companies buy up rivals in order to stay dominant. we'll be talking more about that in the coming days. all this week our reporters are teaming up for a series of reports we're calling "making it in the bay." it is a look into the housing crisis and how to make housing more affordable. now there is no doubt that people are suffering. outrageous people -- or outrageous prices rather have driven very nice people out of the state and many of those who are able to buy are barely able to afford the monthly mortgage payments. but there is a problem with making things more affordable. for homeowners, the worst thing that could happen arguably is that house prices go down. for a lot of people that would really be a disaster. let me show you. i live here. this is my house. i have two neighbors, one on other side. an older lady on one side and a
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nice young couple with a baby on the other. elderly lady is super nice and owner her house and the young couple just bought. say for the sake of argument they paid $1 million for the house and all of our houses are worth $1 million. that is less than the median price in silicon valley but it makes for easy math. when people say they want to make housing more affordable, that has a cost for homeowners. unless we're talking about subsidies. if the government is going to pay people's rent or mortgage, that is different. but in most cases, making homes more affordable means bringing prices down. so let's say a politician comes along and said she's got a plan to make homes 20% more affordable. let's say she does that. there we go. let's say she can pull that off. that would make our houses worn $800,000. that is still four times as expensive as the median u.s. house price. but $800,000 still unaffordable,
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solves nothing for people would want homes. hurts this neighbor taking $200,000 out of her network. sure is taking it out of bank account. it is financially ruined the young couple. it erased their down payment and they could never move because they have no equity for the next home. now this story is true. not just for a lot of people, but actually for the majority of our viewers. i checked with our research department, 60% of nbc bay area viewers own, not rent. so if the solution to the affordable housing crisis involves lower home prices homeowners worry the lower cost of homes might be money out of their pocket. that is what could happen if we show lower the price of homes. tomorrow morning at 5:55 ili'll look at what you could buy for the same price. we'll trading off $100,000 each and he'll do $1 million tonight at 6:00 and spoiler alert i found a house in a property at a
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country club. not in san jose. >> it is a double-edged sword. >> everybody wants affordable housing but is that by lower the prices of homes which then alarm homeowners. >> and that is pretty drastic. >> right. and also think about it, 20% will never happen. but 20% gets us to $800,000 which is still four times anywhere else. still unaffordable. >> for a lot of people. thank you, scott. 6:18. trending this morning, when it comes to standard poodles, this goes beyond the standard. look at that fluff withy fur. this is 3-year-old siba winning the 144th annual westminster dog show. she's a fifth standard poodle to win top dog at westminster. i like the slow-mo here. and other top dogs include this golden retriever daniel had a won the sporting group.
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>> they are beautiful. >> and it takes so much to get them ready. >> the pampering they go through. >> they would have got best in show with a red bandana on a golden retriever. >> don't know if it is allowed. >> arriving in a jeep. >> that's how it goes. >> my dogs they want to go out all of the time. >> it is nice. no rain. the dogs could go out there and enjoy it. and we are dealing with some warm and dry weather. recently i went hiking and this is what the view looked like in the tri-valley. green mixed with the brown. we could tell that everything is starting to dry out. once again look at the hills. and so as meteorologists we're looking at the water content of the brush. and how this may affect our wildfire season into the middle of the summer. well, for the diablo range and the santa cruz mountains this map shows the energy release component or erc and it shows that this is the normal line,
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that gray one you're seeing right therement this is where we are right now due to the lack of rain. and it is close to the maximum amount of dryness that we see for this time of the year. so it looks like the dryness of the grasses are similar to what with we see in may and early june. it is so dry out there. this could mean bad news as we head into the fire season if it we do not get a significant amount of rain coming up here soon. and we've seen high pressure as well blocking all of the storms that have been well to the north of us. and it looks like this pattern stays in place going into at least the next week and a half so i'm not seeing any significant storms moving our way. but we will see the high pressure it that is blocked those storms -- poving toward the west. we're going to cool down an the low pressure systems to the north of us start to dip down just a little bit and enough to bring us some cooler air as wells as a slight chance of rain. but it dries out before it gets
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to much of the bay area. so we continue on with some dry weather. we do see a slight cooldown but keep in mind, in early february we should be at about 61, 62 degrees. we're up to 73 today. and it is still going to be warm going into next week. mike said to avoid the san mateo bridge. >> because we still have that cash that is mid span. the chp report said high-rise but they're not there yet. third try on trying to get chp there. the bridge crew has not reported so westbound 92, traffic down the nimitz okay and that will build and send more folks to the dumbarton bridge which is your natural alternate to that span. we'll track that. and tracking this. reports of a northbound 880 at the expressway a car facing the wrong way on the shoulder. some folks think it is a wrong-way driver. i'll track that. the south bay is building for the chute northbound.
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the westbound commute for 24 reports of the car fire never showed any slowing at fish ranch road. chp hasn't given us any detail about a car fire. definitely no injuries because they would much more concerned about that. >> coming up next on "today in the bay," if you're flying from l.a.x. what you may encounter with some turbulence of a different kind. on the ground. and basketball star dwyane wade opens up about his daughter and her life choices. hear from him coming up next. obama: he's been a leader
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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.
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good morning, $200,000 will buy you a three bedroom home in much of the us. but here it is barely a down payment and that is where shared equity comes into play. some companies are offering down payment partnerships. you get money today and they get a slice of your home value tomorrow. >> we're on a mission to help professionals build financial security closer to where they serve. >> it helped this teach become a homeowner. tonight at 11:00 we'll show you how it worked and important questions to ask before you decide if shared equity is right for you. if you have a consumer tip for us, head to and tap the menu and then respond and give us a call at 888-996-tips. i'll join you again tonight at 11:00. >> looking forward to this, chris. happening today, nearly two dozen catering workers at l.a.x. plan to launch a three-day hunger strike. this is according to the mercury
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news. they're fighting for more affordable health care and wages. some were arrested when there was a strike over similar concerns in the past. dwyane wade is opening up about his 12-year-old transgender daughter. he shared zaya with his ex-wife but he and his current wife continue to educate themselves about the lgbtq community so they could be good parents. >> and so internally now it is our job to, one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have, my wife reached out to everybody on the cast of post and just trying to figure out as much information we can do make sure to give our child the best opportunity to be her best self- >> just being a good parent there. and ellen is back on today. and she debuts a new instagram
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account that just features cute animals. >> she comes up with such great ideas. this is called paws up and this is ellen giving us a taste of what is on there. >> for instance, this video is going to be on there. [ laughter ] >> that is cute. >> isn't that adorable. you could watch "ellen" here every day at 4:00. you're guaranteed to get a laugh or a smile. >> if it is hike that. >> no kidding. we should just roll that all morning. up next on "today in the bay," the very latest out of new hampshire for you. senator bernie sanders winning the first primary in the nation. we'll break down all of the numbers and talk about had a is next for the candidates. plus san jose dpeering up to spend millions to keep city streets safe for pedestrians and the plan coming up in a live
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report s report. and the sight at yosemite. are where park rangers say this year it may not happen. you're watch "today in the bay." >> my biggest inspiration in life is my grandfather. a man borned in the segregated south and putting himself through college and becoming an educator and he said his greatest goal was to make sure his students and family become productive citizens. as soon as i started talking about putting term limits on congress, washington insiders went crazy. they said term limits are bad, that they'll break government. what a joke! congress is working fine for politicians and corporations, but it's not doing anything for real people on climate, health care or gun safety. the only way we get new ideas is electing new people,
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including a president willing to shake-up washington. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. while the middle-class continues to struggle. that's what happens when billionaires are able to control the political system.
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our campaign is funded by the working people of this country, and those are the people that i will represent. no more tax breaks for billionaires. we are going to guarantee health care to all people and create up to 20 million good paying jobs to save this planet. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message because we need an economy that works for all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors. this victory here is the beginning of the end for donald trump. >> right now at 6:30, this morning new hampshire certainly feeling the burn. the final numbers are if overnight from the nation's
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first primary. a very good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. all things politics coming up and right now we wan to talk about the weather we've been having in the bay area. this is looking at san francisco, the golden gate bridge. traffic moving along but the temperatures have been so warm. hitting errors throughout the week. meteorologist kari hall is tracking that for us. and this is our rainy season but it feels like almost early summer. >> this early and look at this forecast. going through the next seven days we do not see any rain coming our way. and it is also been feeling very springlike. so over the next seven days we continue on with well above normal temperatures. reaching into the 60s and low 70s for san francisco, expect it to reach 63 degrees today. now we'll bring you back a degrees many time for the weekend but still not a lot of rain in the seven-day forecast. and we'll toke us on the weekend talk about what is going on coming up in about six minutes.
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mike, you're seeing changes at the bay bridge. >> and changes for the better for those who approach on the left cash lanes. those lightened up over the last 20 minutes. fast track on the right approach off the 880 overcrossing all jammed up there. the metering lights are are still on. one thing that might made things lighter for the berkeley curve the crash around powell that has cleared from the roadway and we do have a smoother flow of traffic. but it is just starting to build gradually from university past that scene. nothing really focused there. the slower drive for west 24 but the car fire has cleared from 24. that is good. and a crash cleared from west 92 so the san mateo bridge should smooth out. back to you. >> thanks, mike. we begin with decision 2020. and senator bernie sanders celebrating victory in new hampshire. the democrat managed to edge out a close win in the second presidential contest. now pete buttigieg finished a close second. last night sanders declared his victory was, quote, the beginning of the end for donald
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trump. buttigieg congratulated senator sanders but said that he still believes that he'll win the white house. the "today" show will have a full coverage of that coming up at the top of the hour. it is 6:2-now. and the city of san jose will spend millions to try to make streets safer for pedestrians. kris sanchez joining us live from san jose with a look at the city plan and a look at the areas that it will impact the most. kris? >> reporter: some of them sound pretty familiar if you watch the morning news you know we've covered a lot of pedestrian fatalities in the city of san jose and that might be the reason why every single city council member voted yes on spending $7 million over the next two years to try to make some of san jose most dangerous streets just a little bit safer. this is video from one of the scenes that we covered if 2019. it was in december that a woman was struck and killed by a driver on center road and needles drive. san jose police determined she was in a crosswalk and that the driver was not impaired at the
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time. so looking for other reason ares for that collision. look at this map. we'll show you the highlighted areas where the focus will be. according to vision zero, these are 17 corridors where a high number of pedestrians have been killed or seriously injured. so going forward, the city will spend some of the $7 million to put in new crosswalks, additional signage and other safety improvements at these particular locations. in 2019, 29 pedestrians were killed in the city of san jose. that is nearly half of all of the people ho died in traffic crashes in the city in the same year. vision zero launched in 2015. this year they had will get that additional $7 million over this year and next year. city also wanted to launch a campaign to get drivers to slow down. it has been proven that speeding is a factor in half of all traffic crashes. so something we can do starting today. in san jose, kris sanchez, "today in the bay."
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>> we could all slow down. thanks, kris. also new this morning, san francisco leaders looking to split up the city's public works department. the examiner is reporting supervisor matt haney said there should be a new department focused on keeping the streets clean. and aparentally hid idea is not tied to the ongoing public works corruption scandal. haney hopes to introduce a measurer for the november ballot. head to to not only access our dirty streets searcys but even more stories on that corruption probe. pg&e is facing a new threat in the plan to emerge from bankruptcy. the governor's office had a hearing yesterday and there was a settlement plan but attorneys for the governor told the judge they want to question pg&e about plans to raise money to cover wildfire damages and insure costs and the plan includes borrowing money and selling stock. the showdown in court could come as early as next week. well doctors and other
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experts are linking 50 more deaths to what is already the deadliest wildfire in california history. the one in butte county that killed 86 people. this is in 2018. the chico enterprise record cites a new investigation counting not only the deaths linked to actual wildfire, but also the elderly and illeem who died from complications in the wake of the fire. >> a major disappointment coming for nature lovers. the annual fire fall at yosemite, they're saying it won't show up this year. this is video from past years. the small waterfall could glow orange when it is back lit by the sunset. barring a major rain, horse tail fall doesn't have enough water to create that effect. thousands of people show up to see that phenomenon and every year the waterfalls in yosemite are spectacular this time of the year but the problem is we're not getting enough rain or snow
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pack. and that is concerning. we love the nice temperatures but we need that rain. >> and usually fire fall in february is like guaranteed because this is the middle of the rainy season but we haven't had enough rain recently. so our dry weather continues into the weekend and warm temperatures reaching into the upper 60s for the inland areas. for a bay, a high of about 64 degrees on saturday and the coast in the upper 50sment cooler on sunday. may also be more breezy as our temperatures reach into the mid-60s for the inland valleys and then upper 50s along the coast. now you'll probably want warmer weather if you plan on going to the cupid undie runp happening in oakland on saturday. we'll see temperatures starting out at noon at about 58 degrees. a few clouds moving by reaching 63 degrees for the afternoon. a beautiful sunrise as we look at squaw valley. we'll see the snow meltings as
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our teams reach into the mid to upper 40s. 41 degrees is the high on sunday. carmel valley continuing with the sunshine and warmer teams up to 66 on friday and at 68 degrees on saturday. and we'll talk about today's temperature trend in the east bay coming up in a few minutes. as we head over to mike. you're tracking the roads and seeing a bigger crowd out of richmond. and the timing is just about right because yesterday we talked about the bridges and how they're focused earlier in the commute and building up for folks trying to get there so the richmond side traveling west across 580 before that build happens. that camera looks a little slow so i'll double check on that at athe bay bridge toll plaza with traffic they should see the brunt of the commute and we see a smooth flow of traffic through the area. now toward the rest of the bay bridge, my map seems to be frozen. let's talk about the rest of the drive here. a smooth drive going through oakland but we do have a crash
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at 880 northbound at davis street through san leandro but then i want to take a look at what is going on for "making it in the bay" and what that means for commuters. we're talking about the nimitz there as well. we'll talk about the nimitz freeway, 880 out of the east bay. checking the stretch. i just outlined heading south from fremont into san jose. according to caltrans the amount of time we spend stuck in traffic increased 73% between 2010 and 2019. and that is a decade there. it is a later start for that commute so things aren't slow right now but by 7:00 the volume starts to build and with we see the speeds come down and the toke us through the late morning. sometimes lasting through the midday show. now wild that stretch of the nimitz is getting nastier for the delays, remember we've added a new express lanes and the flyover through the area so those are efforts with caltrans expansion projects trying to help with the back-up and we'll talk about more slowing on the peninsula coming up tomorrow. >> thanks, mike. well our "making it in the
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bay" series continues online. you want to see this one. jessica aguirre looks at a nasty courtroom battle between a san francisco couple and their landlord. and you want to go online to watch it this because she's going to talk about that unsettling discovery they made with when they moved in. that is on 6:40 now and happening today, our own laura garcia is hosting a south bay event near and dear to a lot of us. >> it is a great event. i'm lucky enough to help emcee the water mark conference in san jose at the convention center. there are thousands of people that go to this event. and today's event is focusing on real world workplace issues related to gender equality. they're going to try to tackle some issues. great panelists. world cup champion megan rapino will appear at the event. come out and say hello. >> you talk about it every year.
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>> it is it is powerful and i'm inspired by all of the women there. it is cool. >> well 6:40 now. next here on "today in the bay," a live report on the big steps san francisco leaders are taking to open a new homeless navigation center. but this one would be a little different. a vulnerable group of people the center will serve into on said something to pay attention to and today i'll show you. out to the big board this morning. dow industrials doing very well. dow up 215 points. and no one told you life was going to be this way. after 15 years the cast of "friends" may be getting back together. we have the skinny on a possible reunion in the works and where you could eventually watch it. obama: he's been a leader
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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.
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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.
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it is 6:44. let's get you out of the door in concord. we start out with some low 40s. a cool start to the day and sunshine and warming temperatures headed our way. in the mid-60s by 1:00. and today still feeling spring like and we'll talk about where we stand in terms of our yearly rainfall in minutes. and a smooth drive in the bay. and the crash and jam for the nimitz northbound at davis street and reports of a crash with debris in the freeway. we'll show you the slower drive out of castro valley coming up. and happening today, san francisco leaders vote on a new
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plan to address the city homeless crisis. and it includes opening a new navigation center. >> pete suratos is live in the city to explain how this navigation center with be different from the ones they've opened in the past. >> reporter: yeah, it is different in that is geared toward helping a younger segment of the homeless population. now there are still a couple of votes including a vote taking place before that goes into -- for that plan to take place and it will open at this build withing on the corner of post and hyde. it is about a 34,000 square foot building so the first vote will take place today. now it will take place with the board of supervisors budget and finance committee and they're going to vote on the lease for the building that we just showed you. city documents show the lease would be for 20 years, coming out to a total of $49 million. now that plan still needs to go to a final vote by the full board of supervisors at the end of the month. now the center will have 75 beds and it will for those between the ages of 18 and 24.
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now unlike other navigation centers they want this to be here for the long haul instead of a short-term fix. now san francisco does have seven navigation centers this operation and we're seeing cities like fremont and hayward voting for the center as most taking place toward the end of the last year. but if the plan in san francisco is approved by the full board, the shelter could open by this fall. reporting live,.for "today in the bay." >> thank you for the latest. 6:46 now. a man trapped in a southern california apartment after this fire broke out, he had had to jump to his safety. this morning he's making a recovery. two others were injured including a firefighter. we have new video from the scene overnight in westlake. firefighters say the man was trapped on the second floor. the good news here is that he's expected to be okay. the firefighter received minor injuries in a fall after the fire was out. new criticism this morning surrounding governor newsom's plan to help solve california
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homeless crisis. the governor is calling for a $750 million fund that will go to regional administrators but nonpartisan legislative analysts warn that that new plan likely would not have significant impact and it would complicate existing homeless programs running at the local level. state lawmakers will hold the first in depth hearing on the issue tomorrow with mayors from the bay area three largest cities testifying. it is been exactly one week since the president was found not guilty in his impeachment trial. >> one week and now, scott mcgrew, new crisis. >> mega crisis. it is centering around the president's former campaign adviser roger stone. we had glimmers of how bad this would be for the white house on sunday and monday. i gave you a heads up. it is a real mess now. prosecutors working for the justice department had asked a federal judge to sentence trump ally roger stone to as much as nine years in prison for witness tampering and lying to congress. and then trump tweeted he
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thought that was too tough of a sentence. what happened next will no doubt be the suggest of a new inquiry probably congressional hearings. for some reason the same justice department that was asking for nine years said that was wrong 24 hours later. the doj said the doj was wrong. the question, did trump influence attorney general barr to tell his prosecutors to go easy on stone. the doj said it decided to go easy before the trump tweet. trump said he did not pressure the doj. but he could if he wanted to. >> yeah, i thought it was ridiculous. >> did you ask -- >> no, i didn't speak to the justice -- i would be able to do it if i wanted. i have the absolute right to do it. i stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn't believe but i didn't speak to him. i thought the recommendations was ridiculous. i thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous. >> reporter: now we get into hazy rules here. more traditions than standards
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but the president should not be able to tell the department of justice what to do. remember how much trouble trump got in pressuring the fbi to go easy on michael flynn. certainly the president should not be involved in the criminal sentencing of his own campaign adviser. the professional u.s. attorneys, the federal prosecutors on the case, told the judge they want to quit the case. all four of them. one of them quit his job as a federal prosecutor altogether. president trump even attacking those prosecutors on twitter. who are the four prosecutors, mueller people, who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9-year prison sentence. what is happened here with the information we have is not a crime. not impeachable by most historical standards but it is disturbing especially after nbc looked into other things going on at the doj and how barr may be bringing cases to trump to supervise. as marcus and laura pointed out
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this is seven days, exactly a week after the president celebrated the end of his impeachment. we'll be watching what happens today. the president is going to meet with the president of ecuador and usually president trump will speak in public at such an event and may have more to say on this. you could follow me on twitter. i'm @scott mcgrew. >> thank you, scott. happening today, the east bay may be hours away from being home to michelle obama elementary school. school district leaders want to change the name of wilson elementary school in richmond. parents and students held a community vote last month and mostly everyone voted to support the plan. board members hold a final vote tonight at 6:30. for fans of the hit tv show "friends" this could be the one where prayers are finally answered. >> here you go. >> technical question, how do you know when the butter is done? >> well, it is about two minutes before it looks like that.
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>> the entire cast is reuniting to help launch the new streaming service hbo max and there have been some hints over the past few months including jennifer anistons first instagram post with all of the former co-stars and warner media has not confirmed any sort of reunion just yet. i would like to see, maybe not so much like a reboot, but you remember how the brady bunch would have the brady christmas or -- i think some of those shows should come back with just one episode. >> that is not a bad idea. >> lie ache friendly labor day. >> something like that. >> but that would be cool. just give me a little bit and i don't need it every week. >> let's go for arbor day again. all right. let's get ready to head out of the door as we start out with a clear sky. such warm weather across the bay area. and we also know that we haven't had a drop of rain throughout the whole month of february.
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and it was dry throughout much of january as well. as we take a look at this beautiful view, our start to this wednesday morning from san bruno mountain over san francisco. let's talk about the rain. how much we measured and how much we need to catch up to normal. in santa rosa only at about 69% of the average amount of rain from october 1st up to now. and then looking at san francisco we measured 59% of the normal amount of rain and then check out livermore. only at 29% of the normal amount of water for our year. looking at the deficit, we need about five so seven inches of rain to catch up to normal and i'm not seeing anything significant in the forecast. but a couple of good atmospheric rivers in march could help us get caught up to normal so right now we're feeling warm temperatures. heading up to the low 70s today. and still that high pressure that is kept the storms to the
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north still continues for today. so all dry today, tomorrow. in fact, much of the rest of the week. that high pressure starts to move off toward the west just a bit. and low pressure systems moving across the pacific northwest will dip in a little bit farther south and give us some breezy winds. also a slight chance of rain but a lot of that rain looks like it dries up before it gets here. and so here we go. with more warm and dry weather into the next seven days. here is your inland forecast. 73 degrees today. and then some mid-60s by the end of the week. the weekend is looking nice. check out saturday. 70 degrees with sunshine. mike, you're seeing the traffic backing up at the bay bridge. >> it is building for the cash lanes. it was clear a few minutes ago and we now have a wait once again. you couldn't get away with no traffic. a smooth drive and a crash reported in the area but the crash at powell might be a duplicate report and so we see
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slowing out of contra costa county and more slowing continues here north 880 at davis street and san leandro is with where it starts and crash and debris in the roadway and it will bog down in the nimitz traffic. across the bay, the san mateo and dumbarton bridge show a slower driver as typical. and the build 80 through fremont and union city into treatment a -- into fremont and then the big delays since 2010. 73% more traffic through this area or more delays caused by the late commute kicking in right about now. tomorrow we'll talk about the peninsula. 101 looks great through palo alto but the numbers will tell a story. back to you. >> thanks, mike. it is 6:54. and happening now, pope francis is reaffirming the catholic church rules against ordaining married men. in remote parts of the world like the amazon, this is one of the biggest issues for the church. people can't go to mass. more than two-thirds of the bishops recommend allowing
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married priests in remote areas for that reason. but in a new document pope francis asked for prayer for more priestly vocation and to send missionaries to the amazon into next a quick look at the top story whys including contra costa beefing us the force with more officers. and a mother and daughter quarantined during the coronavirus returning to the area. what the family is saying about the ordeal. more news right ahead for you right here on "today in the bay." >> nbc bay area news presents "making it in the bay." in every newscast we break down the housing crisis. tonight at 11:00, we investigate the daunting down payments and the creative ways home buyers are making their dreams a reality. >> i feel so privileged i get this opportunity. >> where is all of that money coming from and is it too good to be true? >> we're lookin to be the bank of mom and dad that people don't have. >> what you need to know before signing that dotted line.
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"making it in the bay," tonight at 11:00 on nbc bay area. we investigate. obama: he's been a leader
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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.
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bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. welcome back. it is 658. the top stories on "today in the bay." >> the results had are in there the new hampshire primary. and bernie sanders has regained momentum. sanders came out on top with mayor pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar rounding out the top three. also new for this morning, businessman andrew yang and michael bennet have both dropped out of the race. and in just minutes the "today" show is breaking down what is it means for the race going forward. a palo alto mother and daughter quarantined for two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. esther and her 15-year-old daughter were among 200 people released from march air base in southern california. both were visiting family in
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wuhan, chinament along with documentation the to proved their healthy and never had the coronavirus. her husband picked them up in southern california. at times over the past three we'res he was fearing the worst. >> thank god we're together now and reunited. nothing matters besides family. >> more than 1100 people have died in the outbreak. there are 13 active cases in the u.s. seven here in california. antioch plan to add more police officers officially has the green light. council members approving to hire six more officers. that will bring the total number of sworn officers to 118. that is three more than the city's minimum staffing levels. >> another nice day across the bay area. >> warm feeling like spring and heading to the low 70s and more sunshine into the weekend. check out saturday. 70 and sunny. >> and then more lanes of the nimitz, there is a block. >> in san leandro and three
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lanes blocked on the northbound side. >> a busy wednesday morning. that is what is happening. "today in the bay" is back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> and join us for the 11:00 newscast. get out and enjoy this hump day. thank you. >> thank you >> good morning. breaking overnight, sanders wins new hampshire goes down to the wire bernie sanders ekes out a victory, with pete buttigieg hot on his heels and amy klobuchar with a surprising surge >> we have beaten the odds every step of the way. >> joe biden with a dismal fifth place finish, getting out of town early >> it ain't over, man. we're just getting started >> this morning, the race goes south and west who has the momentum, the money, and the magic with voters to go the distance


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