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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  February 27, 2020 4:30am-5:00am PST

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and good thursday morning to you, february 27th. taking a live look out across the bay. >> do you like that, marcus? >> i do. i want to get a picnic basket with some eggs. >> you're thinking easter already. >> well, breakfast. moving ahead. >> i've never had scrambled eggs on a picnic. >> this early in the morning. >> it's going to be a great day but very warm. we're starting out with the temperatures now in the upper 40s and low 50s. it's in the lower 40s right now in parts of the north bay.
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we're going to see those temperatures warming up. a look at our south bay highs. something more like what we feel during late spring, early summer. we'll talk more about this and what's ahead in the forecast, mike, you're seeing something happening out of the altamont pass. >> not eggs, rigs. just got word from chp they were not involved in a crash, two of them may be disabled but they're clearing as we speak. there's a little slowing but that's typical coming off the merge. moving over to the sunol grade. 880, southbound at whipple should be clear as well. i'll let you know if it's sticking around. heading over to the bay bridge where the backups are not there yet at the toll plaza.
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a wrongway crash in the south bay and the damage left behind. it seems to have involved an suv and a pickup truck highway 85. both drivers were taken to the hospital. one with major injuries. there was also a dog in one of the cars that was hurt. we begin with new developments in the coronavirus scare. japan's prime minister is requesting schools be shut down through next month. >> saudi arabia also suspending travel to holy cities, mecca for people outside of the country, all new efforts to contain the virus. at last check more than 82,000 cases worldwide. at least 2,800 people have died, most of them in china. 60 cases are confirmed in the united states. and a california case from solano county being watched extremely closely because it may be the first incident in which a person was infected in the community not outside the u.s.
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they had no known travel history to asia. the solano county supervisor says her community is ready to deal with the situation. >> i think at some point we might be declaring a public health emergency. what that does is open up a funding source much like if we had a flooding situation. >> the coronavirus patient is in a sacramento hospital recovering this morning. around the global new travel warnings are in effect and more flights are being suspended. you can find more on the travel disruptions at nbcbayarea.com. click on the coronavirus coverage tab on our main page. the search is on for a bicyclist who tossed a molotov cocktail at a house. that person could be connected to two other molotov attacks this week. you can actually see from different angles when a bomb explodes in the front yard nearly knocks out the camera. the man who did not want to be identified said his family was home during the attack.
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>> my mom's bedroom window is upstairs, and she saw the flash from her bedroom window. >> the fire was put out with a garden house. >> police are doing extra patrols through the neighborhood. an east bay oral surgeon reportedly facing charges tied to child sex crimes. it started with a bizarre incident in walnut creek. according to the east bay times police started investigating dr. cassidy lavorini-doyle when they say he tried to buy a mother's two small girls for $30,000. the investigation uncovered a link to human trafficking and using a minor for a sex act and child pornography. authorities later arrested him after he returned from a trip overseas they believed involved sex with underaged girls. a bankruptcy judge says he'll issue a ruling on whether fema and other agencies can turn into the $13 billion fund for wildfire victims, part of pg&e's bankruptcy settlement deal.
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agencies are arguing they're owed $4 billion for wildfire response efforts. the clock ticks down on plans to emerge from bankruptcy. focusing on people in fremont struggling to make it in the bay. homeless people living in rvs back in front of the tesla factory after being forced to move. the east bay times says the city told those people they now have one month before they are permanently removed. fremont councilmembers are still trying to find secure sites possibly in the parking lot behind fremont city hall. so far so good when it comes to a car ban on mark street. >> those are the conclusions drawn from the first study on the ban which took effect about four weeks ago. inrix surveyors found the traffic on side streets is nearly identical to what it was before the closure. as for bicyclists and muni lines
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that travel down market street things have improved greatly and that, of course, was the real goal of the ban. the coronavirus affecting travel around the world. ahead the next round of potential impacts due to the outbreak. trending one of hollywood's biggest directors lets loose on an industry secret. the one product he says apple won't let villains use. a peek outside at the toll mra da this morniplaza this mor. what the weather holds as well. when i came home from prison
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my sons were in their teens. so i got involved in juvenile justice, i didn't want them to go through the same thing i went through. michael bloomberg created the young men's initiative. in helping keep other young men and young women from entering into the criminal justice system. and we see it, we see it in young people being employed. we see young people being removed out the system. running for president, what better platform for him to speak about real justice, real reform. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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we're coming up on 4:39. as you get ready to head out, prem for a warm day. in fact it may be record setting in livermore and san jose as we go above some records set in 2002. and 1992. we'll talk more about this and a cooldown in the forecast coming up in a few minutes. we don't want to set any records for attendance on the nimitz freeway. we're settling for numbers near the limits. we had the big rigs near the altamont pass. good morning. i'm rahel solomon. wall street is set to open lower as investors don't appear to be reassured by president trump's announcement on u.s. plans to combat the coronavirus. markets are tracking reports of a new case in california that
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may be of unknown origin. asia and europe also in the red. stocks face add massive swing. the dow up more than 460 points to closing down 124. that's the biggest reversal from the high to low since december 2018. the dow down nearly 9% from its record high set just two weeks ago. the travel industry is warning of more potential hits. marriott is saying it cannot fully estimate the financial impact which could be significant to first quarter and full year. it is seeing low occupancy rates in asia have waived cancellation fees for guests until mid-march. jetblue also dropping change in cancellation fees through march 11th even though it done serve areas hardest hit by the virus. and panera bread for $8.99 a month unlimited hot or iced coffee for less than five cups
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at the restaurant chain. registration starts on the app and website. the first step is to become a member of the chain's free loyalty program that has 38 million subscribers and, guys, in tests traffic increased by more than 200% and that almost 70% of coffee orders include food. if you're wondering how they can offer unlimited coffee for $8, that's why. >> coffee is probably pennies on the dollar. not bad. >> that, too. >> good to see you. 4:41. >> something to go with that coffee. >> and those eggs i was talking about. >> i'm hungry. >> dunkin' donuts are offering a new item offering eyebrows, literally a bag of bacon. >> oh. i thought they were doughnut
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crisps or something, but it's bacon. how is dunkin' donuts doing that? weird. one hollywood director claims apple won't allow villains to use iphones in movies. >> ryan johnson revealed that in an interview with "vanity fair" talking about a scene from the movie "knives out. "he won't say why apple won't let the bad guys be shown with an iphone. so far apple is not commenting. the late frank sinatra's malibu beach house off the market just bought for nearly $10 million by an actress. it has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a big patio that overlooks the ocean. >> they always make those homes look so nice. >> beautiful. >> for $10 million, i guess so. coming up for you this morning meteorologist kari hall is tracking that thursday forecast for us. as we head out this morning, it's a clear start to the day and temperatures will start out in the mid-40s in dublin, reaching into the upper 60s
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going into noon. we know it's going to be a warm day. we'll talk about a cooler weekend up next. things are pretty cool and calm on the peninsula, 101 through palo alto. i don't see the traditional flashing lights up near whipple. i think construction may be different. we'll talk what i know coming out of san francisco as well. plus, a man gets away with a stolen hearse. who else was along for the ride. ♪
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a very good morning to you. taking a live look outside at a beautiful, sparkly look in the south bay. >> would you say it's twinkling? >> i like sparkling. >> sparkle, sparkle little star. didn't see too many stars in that picture there either. >> no. but the sky is clear as you get ready to head out the door. we'll have a lot of sunshine today. a live look in san rafael. at least the fog is staying away, too. we do have clear visibility as temperatures start out at 43 degrees in santa rosa. it's 51 in san francisco. 50 in palo alto and in san jose. as you get ready to head out the door in cupertino, expect it to be in the low 50s by 8:00. a quick warm-up going from 53 to 68 to 77 at 2:00 today. our high temperatures in the south bay reaching 81 degrees in
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east san jose, gilroy 81 as well and we're talking about the potential setting new record high temperatures for today's date in concord reaching up to 80 degrees and we're up to 76 in redwood city and san francisco reaching 74 in the mission district and north bay high temperatures up to 78 in novato and we're still looking at a lot of dry weather, in fact, as we wrap up the month most likely it will be the driest february on record since the mid-1800s. and so we're still looking at a lot of the clouds and rain up around canada right now but that will be shifting in as we go into the weekend bringing some changes while we're seeing very cold temperatures and rain and snow across much of the east coast. high pressure that's kept it very warm will start to move on and our winds will get quite gusty going into the weekend as the low dips in. it does give a chance of some sierra snow for the weekend as we go into next week, though, it only looks like a very light
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amount of snow. and we're not going to get any rain. we're seeing temperatures going up and then back down. we're going from 80 degrees today to 59 and windy on sunday. big changes ahead. mike, you're checking on those trucks at 580? >> and not tremendous changes because the traffic was flowing on 580. you see the traffic through dublin that's going nicely out of the altamont. two big rigs north flynn road. they have cleared from the roadway as far as chp is concerned it's not a problem. we'll follow that until they completely clear the incident and make sure everything is all clear. just a finy bit of slowing, about 20 minutes from marsh creek road down to 580. your typical drive in that portion of the contra costa county. the rest of the bay shows a smooth drive, the green sensors. at whipple off south 880 is cleared. a smooth drive to the bay bridge. out of san francisco we had road
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work around hospital curve. there may be a new incident off 280 extension. we'll get more details once chp arrives on scene. there is slowing here on the left approach, just these lanes. we have only one that's left to open as far as the cash lanes go. this may have happened the last few. when they get toll takers sometimes they have to stop traffic to walk safely. we see the lanes starting to move again. we'll track that closely and will let you know if there are any problems reported. here is the san mateo bridge that's very light right now. back to you. >> thanks, mike. this next story very bizarre. police in los angeles are keeping an eye out for a stolen hearse with a casket and body inside. the black lincoln navigator was stolen in pasadena the keys were left inside as another body was being unloaded. a legal ruling means california may pay a big price
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for sanctuary policy. siding with the justice department in a battle over federal grant money for crime fighting. new york city in seven states including california first sued back in 2017. that's when the justice department decided to withhold the money to any city or state refusing to cooperate with isc h i.c.e. now to decision 2020, ahead of super tuesday current democratic front-runner bernie sanders is returning to california. he'll hold a rally in san jose on sunday. a poll last week by the public policy institute of california puts senator sanders as a clear frond runner ahead of next week's vote. with 32% support he made a stop in richmond earlier this month. 4:50 right now and a bay area investigation. the state labor commissioner says some companies owe nearly $2 million in back wages to their workers.
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so why is santa clara still doing business with those companies? despite a new ordinance discouraging santa clara county from doing business with companies that fail to pay their workers we found some 3 dozen that have disputes with the state labor department. the state labor commissioner says they owe workers some $2 million for wages those workers already woshgdz. . >> it really is about protecting workers and the businesses doing the right thing against unfair business practices. >> now because this policy is so new young says her office will use what we found in this reporting to help weed out the companies that don't pay their workers. coming up at 11:00, we talked to a worker who still hasn't been paid years after the judgment. and the company owner himself. and we go to those who set
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policy to see why this is happening. that's all tonight at 11:00. we'll see you then. >> if you'd like to get hold of anyone from the investigative unit give them a call 888-996-tips or log on to our website nbcbayarea.com/investigations. coming up on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. you let the professionals handle everything while you're in the hospital so why not a professional to deal with your hospital bill. i'm chris chmura. we'll talk about the pro bill fighter next. and happening now animal rights activists angry over a new decision in peru. bullfighting will stay legal there. a constitutional court rejected a plea to ban bull and cockfighting. it amounts to cruelty to animals and wanted to punish its practice with up to five years in prison. peru has over 500 bull fights a year.
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good morning. the good news is we were able to help that student in san francisco get her bill reduced by more than $120,000. we're sharing that kred wcredita professional bill fighter. she is a private patient advocate. families hire her to challenge high medical bills. >> i helped them negotiate medical billing. you need more than your insurance company, your doctor and a hospital. >> so how does lisa convince hospitals to reduce people's bills? tonight at 11:00 we're going to show you. and we'll share some steps you can take on your own to advocate and negotiate a medical bill.
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we have a $3.35 tip that could save you much more. if you have a consumer tip, let us know. or you can call us 888-996-tips. i'll see you again tonight at 11:00. >> thanks, chris. new for you that morning three new safeway stores are coming to the bay area. according to the east bay times the company is slated to open new locations in san jose, hercules and san francisco. the company also plans to remodel 20 other stores throughout northern california. new this morning governor newsom wants to make one state department to manage several subsidized child care programs. $10 million plan would create the department of early childhood development. right now in the state there's over 6 million children 12 and younger. more than half qualify for state services. it would help low-income families pay for child care. think about what it looks like to shop for kids' clothing and toys is a little section for girls and boys.
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a south bay lawmaker wants to change all that. >> county assemblyman lowe is proposing a bill that would require stores to have gender neutral displays apply to any retailer with more than 500 employees, so big box stores like target and walmart. we asked the shoppers and have gotten mixed reviews. >> even a few years ago but i think it's probably helpful to children, to their families. >> i think it's a wasted time. not that big of a deal. >> if the proposed law goes into effect in three years, retailers would be fined for not going gender neutral. coming up here on "today in the bay," meteorologist kari hall tracking the forecast as we inch closer to the weekend. we will see some changes ahead. very warm now. we're going to see this storm system dipping in to bring parts of the sierra some rain and snow. we'll talk more about that and the sierra snowpack.
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how we're doing is coming up next. how we're doing on the roads, waze reports that red stretch sudden slowing southbound 880 coming away from the bay bridge toll plaza. scan those reports and let you know what is or is not going on. plus, a controversial crackdown during the everyday commute. a live report ahead on the reason b.a.r.t. officers are coming under fire this morning.
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that other person probably
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exposed other people and you have of us have any immunity to it. right now at 5:00 a brand-new bay area case of coronavirus. it's a troubling first anywhere in the u.s. "today in the bay" has live team coverage and the latest details we're getting from doctors. and the new impact the virus is having on port shipments in oakland. plus an east bay rent battle, the support one group of tenants are getting as they boldly protest by not paying up. and a dry february raising drought concerns across the state. kari hall tracking our forecast as we await the next snow report. "today in the bay" continues right now. and a good morning to you on this thursday. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. straight to that forecast. we'll get to the morning commute. >> it'll be there. >> not only is it dry but very warm.

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