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right now on california live, we are flying high with bike du soleil. >> we are here at the dodger stadium at the big top and show you why bmx is teaming up with cirque du soleil. >> and getting it moving with a right now at 11:00, the americans are trying to escape jolt of java. the coronavirus land in the bay >> i love my coffee in the area. morning and i love coffee every o quarantine zone for another. morning, but is that caffeine we will take you inside of the good or the bad for you? journey and the long road home >> and the gut doctor is in the and good morning to you and house. >> and to teach you how the kill thank you for joining us on this midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. the wheat in your stomach. >> i'm laura garcia. >> and chef jeremy glenn is in and traveling from travis air the studio showing you how the cut the fat out of frying. force base is bob redell with it is happening right now on "california the latest. >> yes, we know that there are 14 americans who landed here in travis who have contracted the coronavirus and they were supposed to have received treatment at some placeer than travis air force base and obviously camp roberts which is
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near paso robles, but it is not confirmed. they contacted the illness on the island princess docked off of the coast of japan and they and 300 passengers took two charter flights back to the united states and one landed in travis and another in lackland air force base in san antonio, and in this video posted by the husband and wife there to travis, it shows everyone in face masks and the medical personnel in full-length protective gear and also an isolation chamber for those 14 case, and the passengers decided to leave the cruise ship where there are 99 total confirmed cases, and this is after the u.s. officials came on board and encouraged them to disembark and come back home. >> and any of you guys want to go back to the u.s.? isrit? you are much safer getting off of this ship. >> okay. >> i would not stay on this ship if i were night
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will be quarantined on the base for the next 14 days. we spoke by phone with matthew smith of sacramento and he and his wife decided to stay on board of the cruise ship and not risk themselves of exposing themselves to the passengers returning home. >> what we did know is that they were going to cram us on to the buses for a lot of people, and they have not served or finished the 14-day quarantine. >> reporter: the smiths expect to be released from japanese quarantine on the ship in four days and then to hope to return home to the united states without having to do that without the 14-day quarantine. live here at travis air force base. >> scared for all of those involved. thank you, bob. and now the latest coronavirus numbers. more than 1,700 people have died from the deadly disease.
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more than 73,000 people are infected and there are more tha here in the u.s. because of those concerns, facebook has canceled a marketing conference in san francisco. and computer giant ibm says that it will pull out of the bay area's rsa conference. this is a security conference that takes place next week in san francisco. ibm says that quote, the health of the ibmers are the primary concern and they are pulling out for safety. and now, a park is closed because of a mountain lieian that attacked a 6-year-old girl, and kris sanchez has the latest. what did the investigators havee range rers are inside of the pa to track down the mountain lion that they believe is one that attacked a 6-year-old girl, but there is a long stream of people coming through here to find out
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that the park is closed. i wanted to show you the image on the screen but it is blurry and at this point, this is the image that only you and the rangers and the wardens are seeing of the mountain lion that was captured on the trail camera just before 5:00 this morning in the same area where that little 6-year-old girl was attacked and now what we don't know is that the dna collected from the little girl confirmed two things, it was a mountain lion and claw and not bitten. the dad said that adults with her punched the animal and ran away. they were a mile from the entrance at the san antonio preserve here and a captain with the department of california fish and wildlife says this is unusual. >> it is extraorri to go after people who are not identified as prey. you are more at risk on the highways going to the park or
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the wild place to visit than certainly wandering the park, but you want to use precautions any time you are in the woods. >> so right now, the rangers and the wardens are using specially trained dogs to track the mountain lion, and if there is a dna match with the little girl, it is certain that the cougar will be euthanized. something to note. if you are trying to get out the enjoy the great outdoors today and it is a beautiful day, this is extraordinarily rare. in all of california in the last 100 years, only 17 human attacks of mountain lions, and again in the last 100 years, and here at rancho san antonio, this is the only one ever. in cupertino, kris sanchez, nbc bay area. >> good to get the word out. thank you, kris. > is going to attend a rally in the east bay. this is a live look at the crane wave pavilion in richmond where he is expected to speak to the crowd. the rally starts at noon.
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president trump is also headed to the golden state, and he is going to be in stockton tomorrow to sign a bill that covers water pumps that draw water from san francisco bay delta and the environmentalists are concerned that the bill weakens the protections for the endangered salmon and delta smelt. after signing the bill, he is headed to the coachella valley for a fund-raiser with oracle's ahead of the super r caucus, voting is under way in las vegas. and the candidates head there for the latest debates, and many are attacking michael bloomberg saying that he is using the money to argue his money. >> i am right here answering the questions and where is he? >> he is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to try to buy the election.
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>> bloomberg has until tomorrow to qualify for the debate. you can watch it all play out live starting at 6:00 on wednesday night right here on nbc bay area. the website is a good resource for the election information and we have posted a voter guide highlighting the issues in every county. go to nbcbayarea.com/electionguide. >> there is a coordinated effort to oust attorney general. >> many say that bill barr should step down. >> they have signed an open letter and these are not signatures from anyone, but these are people who have spent careers at the justice department and they say they do not have confidence that barr can remain neutral and independent. barr of course has been involved in several controversies all revealed in the past week. starting with the news that he set up a special channel at justice to receive the reports from the president's personal attorney who has been charged with investigating the bidens in ukraine.
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and there are questions as to whether barr stepped in to stop the prosecution of the turkish-based bank at the president's request and then of course, you have roger stone. >> and no question that barr did what the president wanted and then forced federal prosecutors to ask for a lighter sentence for stone, and he is going to be sentenced on thursday, and we know it happened, but was it a coincidence, and did barr know ahead of time that is what the president wanted and was he directing decisions at the department of justice? barr says no, marcus and laura. >> thank you, scott. so after a very foggy morning, it is all going to burn off later today and a live look a l where it is a different visual where you saw earlier this morning. >> and so, let's check in with meteorologist kari hall. it was foggy this morning. >> yes, some of the fog is still drifting across the bay san mat foggy start, and now it is nice to see the sun ninth and also
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looking at the fog that was just under the golden gate bridge earlier this morning and now it has dissipated. this is what is going on right now, and the temperatures are starting to warm up in spots and especially inland where at livermore we are at 65 degrees. it is 61 in san jose and 62 in santa rosa and now these temperatures where you are at 11:00 in the morning is going to be about normal for a high temperature. and you know that we are going up above normal today and we will reach 72 in san jose and 71 in antioch. and we will be reaching 66 in san francisco. it is a warm start to the week and we will talk about if there is any chance of rain in the forecast coming up in the full microclimate forecast. >> sounds good. we will check back. and there is a desperate search in marin county and the crews are looking for a missing husband and wife from palo alto. 77-year-old carol an ivan irwin
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close to the couple's bnb in the inverness area. and they have to contend with the fog and the steep terrain. right now the crews are operating that the pair went out for the hike and never came back. >> so when we looked inside of the air bnb property, we did locate a lot of the personal effects, cell phones, laptops and open food that led us to believe that they planned on coming back, and because they haven't, that is why we have the magnitude of the search that we have. >> anyone with any information on where they might be should call authorities immediately. if you are in freemont, the intersection of freemont and mall ri is back open. earlier an accident caused the power line the go down. and we were learned about crews have been working on
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new at 11:00, a danger at ski resorts but not on the slopes. a bizarre accident in the iconic ski resort of vail, colorado, and authorities are trying to figure out how a skier died on a mishap of the chairlift. he was loading the ski lift and slipped through the seat and died. this is joe fryer. >> this morning, visitors at vail, colorado, and ski resorts are on alert after a new jersey man was asphyxiated while trying to load a chair lift. vail daily says that he slipped through a gap in his seat thursday and was left hanging from the chair after being entangled in his coat. the coroner said that the coat
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went around his neck and head area and putting the neck in a position that compromised the airway. the mountain ski patrol performed emergency cpr on the mountain before transporting him to an area hospital where he died. officials tell us thaty are conducting as the chair lift was conducted and now operating normally. >> it is awful. i don't know how it happened, but it is tragedy. >> this is not the first time that the passenger became suspended on a chair lift at the resort. in 2009, a man was left suspended upside down on the same lift for seven minutes before being rescued. last year an 8-year-old boy found hanging from a ski lift in grous, vancouver, and some teens created a makeshift crash pad to rescue the boy. >> and this weekend, near vail,
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an avalanche killed two men snowmobiling in the back country and rescue crews and bodies of buried under snow and ice. >> and hiked into where they were and searching with the beacons, and probing, and going everywhere. >> the officials are still investigating but say that the avalanche may have been triggered by the group's snowmobiles. >> more and more people coming up and enjoying the back country, but there is a lot of risk associated with it. >> you have to remember that, too. joe fryer reporting there. and now to the "making it in the bay" series, reporting on the bay area housing crisis, showing that the number of homes built in the bay area is slowing down. >> the research board says that the number of units built last year was nearly 10,000 less than 2018 which is an 8% decrease. the research board t lawsuits are holding up construction and for new construction the bay area developers may have to pay
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up to $50,000e affordable housing in berkeley, they are citing a new xx ventures rying to put up the first hotel in berkeley. and the second building would be a 60-story building with shaddock and it would be where former businesses were. and now, spacex is lifting off from cape canaveral this morning and this is the fifth star-linked mission for spacex and it is to provide reliable and affordable internet around the world. >> and new at 11:00, the women who sleep poorly have an increased risk for heat disease. the researchers from columbia university looked at the sleeping and the eating habits of 500 women and found that those who had poor sleep qdded
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sugars associated with obesity and diabetes and the women who took longer to get to sleep ate more food by weight and lived jackson,flooding. is creeping into homes and >> yes, near the pearl bank it businesses. the river is not done rising. the governor is declaring a state of emergency and many are hoping to salvage. >> and i lived in houston and lived through harvey and i don't want to be rescued in the middle of the night with water coming in your house. >> and 10 million people are under flooding warning in louisiana, georgia, kentucky and the carolinas. and checking the forecast, meteorologist kari hall and it was foggy out there earlier, but it is now nice in the city. >> and yes, it was going to suddenly clear up, and then the warming temperatures very much feel like spring out there, and looking at the view from enjoye
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sunshine, a lot of people are heading out to lunch and getting ready to enjoy the day as they uch of the north bay to head out and up to about 70 at 1:00 and then some low 70s, so a comfortable feel to the air with some low humidity, but before you head out, make sure that if you have allergies and you are taking the medication today, and we have a high now of tree pollen and it is pine, elm and juniper and if you know what you are allergic to, but everything else is low in terms of grass, weeds and mold. and in the next few days, no rain to clear tout allergins and the temperatures are warming up and the trees have started t ar to see that the grass is turning green, and our temperature is going to go into the upper afternoon in the low 60s and low 70s in concord and 69 degrees in novato and mid-60s in san francisco. and going into the evening, it is going to cool off quickly and
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he g into the low 40y early tomorrow morning and i am seeing the clouds here as we looked at the disturbance just off of the coast, and we have mostly had high pressure blocking any clouds and keeping the clouds arert a that is working in the atmosphere, it has to encounter some dry air and so by to a lot of the time, the storm systems that do approach dry up before they come in and it has been dry recently and as we are looking into the weekend, it is a low pressure to the north and the storm system is bringing the slight chance of rain from san francisco to the north bay, but it doesn't look like enough rain to help us out here. we are going to see a change of the pattern here by the middle of next week, and we can see the approaching storm system may have more of the moisture with us to bring us some rain and then by the end of the month, we
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could finally measure some rain, and we know that last month in san jose, we only measured 3/4 of an inch of rain, and normal is two inches of that, and then for that, this is what we normally measure, but so far we have not gotten a drop yet, and as we head into march and april, the expected rain is going to drop off. so we will hopefully get a normal amount of rain by march and nice if we got more, and as we are looking for the dry forecast, you will see the temperatures in the inland areas and the 70s today, and the mid-60s for the rest of the week, and going into the weekend and talking about the clouds going into the weekend, and then you will see a slight chance of rain in san francisco, and northward and other than that dry and warm is going into the next few days as we see more sun and spring-like weather, laura and marcus. >> okay. good. and now, coming up, a
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walmart employee is going viral and not because of the bad behavior, but the reason is that you are looking at it, but wondering what is it? well, guess what, we will tell you after the break. and happening now, the house speaker nancy pelosi is meeting with the dangers of tech had to try the next generation cellular banned by huawei, but the countries that are not taking the advice. we are back after the break with more. discover all that california has to offer from the bay area to san diego. and we will take you where the local gos go and reveal hidden treasures.
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well, i have some serious star powinnd his family competen a nickelodeon game show. this is called the "crystal maze" and they did well. it is cool to see them going through all of the challenges led by his son who is the youngest there. >> right in the front running. >> yes, it was cool to see them all there. and look, i wanted to show who is your person in the family that you are proud of. share with me on social media, i'm on facebook, instagram and twitter. >> proud of you, and that is cool. we should do a challenge like that. >> it would be fun. turning to decision 020 and different challenge where bernie sanders is going to attend a
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fund-raiser in richmond. and you ski the crane and the crowd is gathering where he is going to speak. the rally, itself starting at noon. and melissa coronado is there and she is going to have a live report at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. soon bernie sanders and the rest of the field will participate in a debate that you can watch right here on nbc bay area coming up wednesday. >> nbc bay area is the only place to watch the 2020 olympics and thisrning, united by motion is revealed as the motto for the tokyo 2020 olympics and paralympics today. the organizers are hammering home the message of diversity and inclusion and 10,000 athletes from 200 countries will be gathering in tokyo for the olympics which run from july 24th to august 9th. trending this morning, walmart employee is taking the internet by storm. this is charlene working at a walmart in maryland. on the facebook page, she is posing in all sorts of what they call the must-have products. and regardless of the dayer to
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products, she manages to keep the straight face in each photo which makes it funny. >> right now, the store has a start of a petition to try to get charlene on the "ellen" show. >> that is a lot of fun. >> no doubt. you have to make your job fun. as parents we are hearing plenty about our children's grades in school. >> but one teacher is getting the special shout out and focusing in on the students' well-being, and she is teaching at john f. and created a mental check-in chart for students who are struggling and need a littleort. >> everyone has mental health. we all have it, and so just getting some focus to it, and i don't know why it has not happened sooner. >> to see how the charts have had a profound impact on those students here at home and around the world, you can tune in for kelly clarkson show right here on nbc bay area at 3:00. final check of the forecast with carriekari.
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>> nice and sunny and no complaints except we need the rain. and we don't have it so get out there to enjoy it. spring-like weather for the next several days and looking out for the rain chances by sunday into early next week. >> yeah, really enjoying the days out. a walk and get in shape. thank you for joining us, and our next newscast a and join us tomorrow. >> if you miss it in the 4:30 a.m. hour, you can join us here at noon. tom steyer: listen, every democrat running for president
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