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>> reporter: new this morning san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi heads to court today to face domestic violence charges. hear why his alleged victim is defending him. >> fire in the south bay that happened hours ago. >> reporter: with the 49ers heading to the playoffs this weekend, what that means. it's a boost for their plans for a new stadium in santa clara. >> here is a live look at the golden gate bridge as people make their way in to san francisco on this thursday morning, january 19th. this is "today in the bay."
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>> a feel good day on a friday eve. good morning. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. today let's check that forecast, though, the rain is on the way. meteorologist christina loren, you're busy in the new weather center. >> certainly this morning. i will be much busier later this afternoon. we have three storm systems on the way, all packing a lot of moisture. i do believe we will be back to our seasonal averages in terms of rainfall totals as of this sunday. you know how bone dry it is. that's an indication how much rain we are expecting. the first batch arrives later on this morning. we'll time that out, tell you when you might be able to get outside. we have a few opportunities over the next few days so stay tuned for that. mike's got an area that could slow you down. >> the issue is the dublin interchange which slows a lot of folks down. we're watching the report for
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two oversized loaded big rigs at the interchange, reports coming in it's over on the shoulder but will be a distraction. no major slowing at the scene but 15 minutes out of the altamont pass. soon to see the backup. we'll track the rest of the commute coming up. >> thank you so much. right now we have developing news in the south bay, fire crews now are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in san jose. right now at least 40 firefighters are battling the flames at the home. this is on norwood avenue. firefighters we're told had to pull a man out of the home as the flames spread. we're told the attic, garage and other parts of the home are engulfed in flames. we do have a crew on the way and will bring you more updates throughout the morning. >> also new, the second fire in that neighborhood, actually no, that's not the story we should be on. right. okay. we changed that here.
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let's get this back here. this is the second fire that neighborhood this morning, the firefighters are watching now for flare-ups after flames ripped through a home in san jose hours ago. the calm came in about 2:00 this morning. fire consuming the second floor and burning through the roof of the vacant home. that's east of the san jose municipal golf course. firefighters did have it under control. so far no word on what the cause is. the damage at this point estimated to be from 125 to $200,000. >> also during the night a san leandro undercover officer fired at by a driver. the officer was following a car about 9:30 near anza way. the driver made a u-turn and fired several shots. the car is described as a dark colored acura and last seen headed eastbound on 580 in oakland. >> it is a case that grows more and more dramatic by the day.
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today san francisco's newly elected sheriff to make his first court appearance on charges of domestic violence. christie smith has more on these charges against sheriff ross mirkarimi and what his alleged victim has to say. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi will finally have a chance to answer to all of these charges that have been swirling around him. we're getting new information from his alleged victim, his wife, who is talking to the media and also saying that it may be her husband who is the real victim here. in another twist mirkarimi's wife is seen on a key piece of evidence crying and pointing to a bruise on her arm saying that her husband grabbed her in a confrontation that this happened not once but twice in 2011. his attorney tells the paper he knows the issue is out there but
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there is no domestic violence. she also talked about the case to a radio station where he's from. here is translated version why she thinks that mirkarimi is the victim. >> this is a case of political persecution. there's people with a lot of money behind this political fight. the richest people in california are behind all this. they can't stand that a progressive with very little money won the campaign for sheriff. >> reporter: in that interview lopez also goes on to question the motives of that nab here videotaped the interview, suggesting maybe she had her own agaend agenda. mirkarimi insists he is going to stay in office while he fights these charges. reporting live in san francisco, i'm christie smith. back to you. >> thank you. it's another hit embattled administration of oakland mayor jean you can. her deputy mayor resigned
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effective january 1. this comes two months after oakland's other deputy mayor resigned. the mayor's office says cohen will not be replaced. >> a muni driver will face charges in a fatal accident. emily done died when a bus hit her last toug august. prosecutor sas the driver wallace log kins should have seen done. he will be arraigned tomorrow. >> burglary suspects are accused of causing a deadly crash in newark. this happened in newark about 11:00 yesterday morning. police say three suspects were fleeing officers when they slammed into a car at a red light at 80 miles an hour. the driver of the car a pleasanton man, died at the the scene. they have been chasing but backed off before the crash.
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>> the woman accused of killing her partner's mother expected to enter a plea, charged with murder for the death of the 65-year-old kirk on december 30. prosecutors say she attacked the woman with a machete type weapon, then told police that a man attacked both of them. she lived with kirk's daughter. >> 6:07. the teen accused of sexually assaulting two people twice his age is set to make his first court appearance. he's charged with robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping. right now he is charged as a envelope but the alameda district attorney's office plans to ask a judge to charge him as an adult once an evaluation is completed. >> supporters of a watering hole set to be shut down are hoping for a second chance. david chew and others will hold
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a news conference at the cold dust lounge, hoping to bring the landlord back to resume talks. last december the bar was served with eviction notice to try to make room for a new 10 nachblt since then a grass roots effort has taken off in hopes of saving the bar. >> we are days from the nfc championship game. the team's success is fueling ticket sales in spite of new opposition. bob redell is live in santa clara with an update. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning. 40 am the tease perspective, heading to the game on sunday couldn't be better. considering that they are trying to build a new stadium from the training facility. you got three things going on. one, season ticket sales are up. that's going to help pay for
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this prochecks. you have naming rights, that should be easier. given the age of the team. and then of course the nfl, they are about to vote on whether to put $200 toward the venue. on the flip side there is opposition to this stadium. there is a group of citizens who don't like believe that taxpayer money should be going to private entities like nfl teamsment well, this group has enough signatures to put the 850 million reason, they have enough signatures to put that up for voter approval. the city attorney says even if they have the signatures it's not type of thing that could be put up for referendum. >> bob, thank you. the 49ers will meet this afternoon to talk about this weekend's honorary captain, none other than the niners, their first super bowl in.
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bartelo owned them gwyning in many 77. he was at the helm for all noof of the super bowl victories. >> should be a fun one. people around seattle being advised they should stay home today. a major snow form hitting the area but today a dreep breeze making roads slick and dangerous. the high is expected to be about 35. yesterday, didn't get that historic snowfall but did it close schools and roads. some people who had to get themselves dug out and i guess they were taking digs at the drivers. >> i came from chicago and we experience heavier snow than here, but everyone is stuck on the drive. >> driving on snow and ice is not fun, and not easy. >> makes our drive in look pretty easy.
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rain is on the way, and the brand new bay area weather center with a look at the rain on the way. >> good morning. we've got a lot of rain on the way. this morning's commute will not be as rough as we're projecting so you want to plan on giving yourself time to get to work. a lot of people getting a way to the sierra nevada. make sure you have chains ready. we've got a lot of snow headed that way as we head through -- that was mike inouye by the way -- as we led to the next 24-48 hours. you can see now, the front is well to our north. let's time it out. we stop the clock on future cast. that's where we see light showers moving into the north bay. we continue to progress, stopping again at 4:00 p.m. showers to the north of the golden gate. in the south bay a relatively quiet day until we hit tonight.
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then we get hit with the rain. this is the weakest of the three storms. i'd say the next four days, we'll continue to see those showers push on shore. look at what's coming in the next one. this is heavy rainfall not just for the north bay. this will bring heavy rain down to the south bay tomorrow night. that's when we get the most action from the second storm. then a break saturday, but hey, sunday, the third meanest storm with a vengeance. periods of rain, wid, isolated thunderstorms. this is the forecast for the nfc game. weather becoming a factor. that's good football viewing. more on that coming up. >> i know you are forecasting rain but i want you to forecast
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the win for the niners. we're looking here folks and looking at the dumbarton bridge. westbound your commute direction from newark over to menlo park side. we do have reports of a smalled van. the crew is heading there should help them off or at least over to the shoulder safely. 84 moose moving to the peninsula, on the peninsula the earlier crew, that is clearing as well from the embark no. slowing for the area or 101 along the lower bay shore. main street is where there is an accident no. major injuries. it's reported, you see a good deal of flowing from danville. it would be more extensive on the maps. you're slowing through antioch. back to you. >> 6:13.
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issue of abortion. the latest nbc poll shows him leading with 34% of the vote in south carolina, newt gingrich is gaining on him, though, gingrich has 24%. cnn reports now that rick perry will announce he is suspending his campaign. as soon as we get official word of that we'll bring that to you. >> it is 6:17 now. i think we kind of got fooled, christina loren. feels nicer but that's just a calm before the real storm. >> yeah. actually we've got three real storms headed our way. all the way through sunday. sunday the meanest storm comes through, today's storm is actually the milder of the three. but it's still going to bring pretty heavy rainfall up through the north bay. i don't think we'll see that much heavy rain in the south bay. if you are living north of the golden gate bridge, yeah, you are fair game for moderate to heavy showers later today. the light spotty showers are moving in now. this is ahead of the front. this is going to drop into the
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bay area. the jet stream is going to carry the first system to the north. so that's why the north bay is going to get the most action. the second one comes through, a warmer system. it's packing quite a bit more moisture. that's going to impact us as we head through your friday. friday night looks like a washout. you're going to get probably about 5 to 6 hours of pretty good weather before that rain arrives south of the golden gate bridge. 55 later on today in oakland, 54 in los gatos and 54 in santa cruz f. you live north of the golden gate bridge as of 8:00 a.m. showers start to ramp up. that's the first of two systems. we have a second system coming in on our satellite imagery. first one hammering seattle all the way down through the bay area. and yeah, that's just the first of three so it times out like this. through the morning hours we'll see showers start in the north bay and then heavier rain later on today. by friday, mostly cloudy start will make way to heavy, i mean
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heavy periods of rain. we have an inch, two inches in the forecast for the second storm alone. then we get an even stronger system on the heels of that, sunday, in time for the nfc championship game. we're also forecasting the potential for strong thunderstorms and snow levels dropping to 3500 feet. that means mt. hamilton, maybe one to three inches of snow accumulating high atop mt. hamilton. that's exciting for us. just because it's been so dry, make sure you're ready. clean out the storm drains, you have time. we'll time that out coming up. first i want to check your drive. >> a note for folk. we get snow on mt. hamilton, we will, do not go up there. they will close. that always happens. right now the northbound traffic. it happens about now we see slowing. if it doesn't clear quickly, this is debris at actual tully.
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probably an old tree, it's not cleared. we'll track this for your south day commute. that's the only issue right now. southbound right around jackling, reports of an accident there. that will be a distraction south out of fremont into milpitas. we had two disabled big rigs. they are out of the way but it's a distraction as you head to the dublin interchange. it's slow with this traffic. then over to the interchange we'll end with a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> mike, thanks. 620 uc students have a plan to get rid of tuition. the school system president says he will consider it. a group presented the the uc student investment proposal to the board of regents. the proposal would eliminate
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college costs while students are in school. in exchange graduates pay 5% of their salary back to the uc system for 20 years. under the plan the uc could triple its revenues. >> the time now is 6:21. it's no spret. rents are on the rise. >> apple set to announce something in new york city in a little more than a half hour [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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>> welcome back. bay area cities led the nation in the rising rent prices -- in rising rent prices according to a new report. the survey by real facts found average rental prices in san francisco increased by more than 10% last year. san jose was even higher at over 12%. real estate experts say high demand is driving the prices up. tech companies are hiring and the real estate slump is keeping buyers out of the market. >> a slice of americana and the inventor of the hand held camera filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. eastman kodak says it has $950 million in financing from citigroup to try to stay afloat. the company is 131 years old. kodak hoping that bankruptcy
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protection will give it time to find buyers for some of its patents. and to try and reshape its business model. >> apple is in the big apple this morning ready to make an announcement that will interest students here in the bay area. and beyond of course. scott mcgrew is saying that gets under way in less than an hour. >> 7:00 a.m. we expect apple is going to announce something to do with electronic text book, special ipads for schools, special tools, maybe all of the above. apple's been quietly trying to low ter expectations on this announcement set for 7:00 a.m. apple a victim of its own success. nearly always announces something really super cool, so here it's trying to have a low key meeting about text books. google will report its profits after the closing bell. a couple of things, first of all, overall cost, more than 30 thou work at google, that's
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relatively large amount for a sek company. larry page says he will continue to grow the company. for bottom line it's possible that google will top $3 billion in revenue. speaking of google, gookle and wikipedia and the high tech companies that came out swinging against sopa and protect ip can declare victory. yesterday a number of lawmakers who originally loved the controversial bills turned their back on the proposed law. these are senators who were co-sponsors of protect ip in the stat. all of them now oppose their own bill. so victory but there may be other bills in the works. certainly the senate has learned the power of angry internet users. >> no kidding. the power of the website masses. >> indeed. >> still ahead on "today in the
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bay," the 9ers' good fortune is having a ripple effect. >> san francisco's sheriff goes to court today. >> here comes the rain again. we have a wet pattern that lasts all the way through wednesday of next week. i'll detail when those showers arrive and how much we expect. pretty impressive numbers on the way. >> 101 along the peninsula through san mateo is clear. i'll show you an issue i'm tracking. could be a probl .g sejothinh sarojose. so, this is delicious okay... is this where we're at now, we just eat whatever tastes good? like these sweet honey clusters... actually there's a half a day's worth of fiber in every ... why stop at cereal? bring on the pork chops and the hot fudge. fantastic.
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>> reporter: san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi heads to court today in san francisco on domestic violence charges. i'm christie smith. coming up hear why his alleged victims think he may be the victim. >> san jose firefighters busy overnight, details on a couple of house fires coming up.
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>> we give you a live look at the golden gate bridge. get ready for some rain everybody. it is thursday, january 19th, "today in the bay." >> i got to find my umbrella. i don't know about you. >> good call. >> good morning. 6:30. i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning. i'm jon kelley. we check in with meteorologist christina loren. she's the one to tell us about how soon we'll need those umbrellas. >> dig it out of your closet. stick it in your trunk because you're not only going to use it today, you'll use it for the next six to seven days. the rainy pattern we've been lacking thus far, it's all going to change as we head through today. a little shower actift the north bay. the bulk arrives about 8:00 a.m. in the north ba we'll tell you when that will slide to the south and what that means for the dri home. before you get to work, mike has
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a couple of things to slow you down. >> the early raining, and is south bay, a tree on a roadway. that has cleared but your typical slowing, we were watching for it but it started further south approaching tully. as they clear that, they had a run a traffic break. we expect to see that stick around for the morning commute. >> thank you, mike. >> 6:31 now. new this morning fire crews right now are on the scene of a two-alarm fire. at least 40 firefighters are battling flames this on nor wood avenue. firefighters had to pull a man out of the hope. parts of the house are in claims. we'll bring you more throughout the morning. >> nobody injured after flames ripped through a home in san
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jose. firefighters say the flames sparked at about 2:00 this morning, then burned through the roof of this vacant home east of the san jose municipal golf course. crews had the fire out in about a half hour so nice work on their part. so far no word on the cause. the estimated damage from $125,000 to $200,000. >> 6:32. today san francisco's newly elected sheriff is set to make his first court appearance on charges of domestic violence. christie smith has more on the charges against sheriff mirkarimi and what his alleged victim has ta say. good morning, christie. >> good morning. this afternoon san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi will have a chance to answer to these domestic violence charges against him, there are three. his alleged victim in this is his wife who is also speaking out about the case saying that it may actually be mirkarimi who is a victim here and a key piece
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of evidence could abvideotape taken by the neighbor which seems to show his wife crying, showing a bruise on her arm saying this happened two times in 2011 and in an interview with a radio station, lopez defended him saying that he may be the victim of dirty politics and that power brokers in california can't stand he is a progressive new sharp. here's what she had to say. >> i want to say that if it's unbelievable how i say these words i due have any complaint against my husband. we are together and we are fighting. we are going to fight. it's in my family, my husband and my son. >> mirkarimi insists that he is going to stay in office while he fights these charges against him. reporting live, christie smith.
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back to you. >> thank you. the 14-year-old boy from oakland accused of sexually assaulting two women twice his age is street make his first court appearance. the boy turned himself in monday. charged with robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping for the attacks. he's being charged as a juvenile but the district attorney's office plans to ask a judge to charge him as an adult once an evaluation is complete. a popular east bay teacher will be in court on charges of having sex with a student. the 38-year-old is facing 21 felony counts for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old. investigators say that james logan high school teacher began the relationship last march. they are looking for additional victims. >> the search continues for the 21 people still missing on the sinking cruise ship off italy's
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coast. divers may have a small window of opportunity to search. rough seas are forecast for later in the day. you're looking at a live picture of the submerged cruise ship as it looks like photographers are out there taking photos. an american couple is among the missing. crews plan to start pumping half a million gallons of fuel from the ship. >> a city can soon use a message to combat gang violence. using a -- the tactic raises issues of civil rights and is just too expensive to enforce. supporters say it will make the city safer. they are already having success with different strategies. a no-kill center to open up. the planning commission approved a request by the group's
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maddie's fund, the largest pet welfare foundation. the group says they will help other bay area shelters that don't have space or budget. the center is at the time to open up in 2014. >> you got to see this, gather round the tv. meteorologist christina loren you are busy tracking the rain. >> i am busy tracking the rain in this new weather center. i have all of the tools here. let's talk about what's happening. the radar lit up like a christmas street. not in the bay area but getting slammed by the first of three systems that will move orver the area as we head through sunday. the timing is tricky. the first system is the mildest of the three, the second system packing a lot of moisture carried all the way down through the south bay, then the third one is the coldest and meanest.
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i think we might see pretty strong thunderstorms through the next few days. you've got all of this rain to the north, talking about that jet stream. when is gotting to take a dib and bring those storms in. we've got three on the way. let's stop the clock for 8:00 a.m. we are less than an hour and a half away from steady rain moving into the north bay. showers progress to about 4:00. you see the rain at 4:00 p.m. staying to the north of the golden gate bridge. those showers will continue to slide to the south between 4:00 and 11:00 p.m. when san jose will get wet. you could be facing a rough drive home. 2:00 friday, that's when the next one starts to move in. look how much moisture is on the way from this. all that red, yellow, orange, heave to moderate rain. we expect thunderstorms. i'll let you know what we're
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expecting from the third most potent system. i do have opportunities for that. let's check that drive with mike. >> east shore freeway, a 20-minute drive to the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll look at the camera and we see the backup that formed as the metering lights were turned on. about 6:19. and the backup performing back to the 880 overcrossing. we'll take to you the south bay. some slowing happened northbound 101 as you approach actually road. a tree was down that has been cleared. that's -- a little bit of a break, maybe 20 minutes so that will be an issue. 84, that's the issue. the dumbarton bridge. it's reported slowing east bound
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but i'll send it back to you. >> police want google to help find cars about cop willing. >> the candidates square off in south carolina tonight. what you can expect to hear from them in a live report. d -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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♪ >> welcome back everyone. it is 6:41 now. the republican presidential candidates all street square off
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for their final debate before the south carolina primary. this as a new report out of the iowa caucuses calling that caucus a virtual tie. tracie potts live on capitol hill now has all of the details. good morning. >> good morning everyone. even newer we learned in d.c. politico reports that later this morning texas governor rick perry will drop out of the republican race and endorse newt gingrich. newt gingrich has pitted himself as the only alternative to mitt romney in south carolina, now word that perry may drop out later this morning and endorse him. we're working to confirm that. meantime, you mentioned iowa, rick santorum technically the winner by 34 votes, the certified votes are all in. there were eight precincts where they were unable to track down any sort of certification form for the votes. they went back and forth after trying to certify hundreds of precincts and the bottom line is
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santorum up by 34 votes, the party calling it an official tie in iowa. lots of developments this morning. as we take a look forward to south carolina which of course is in two day, the vote on saturday in south carolina, mitt romney, despite being dogged by problems about his finances, questions, he's up there in our latest poll by 10 points over the next closest republican. >> thank you very much. >> 6:43. coming up on "today in the bay," a muni driver charged with killing a pedestrian. >> hours away from an apple announce -- and the higher cost r .ll pigneho "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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>> welcome back everybody. 6:45. we do have rain on the way. finally. meteorologist christina loren is street talk about it. >> almost 32 days without a rain here in the bay area, and we are well into the heart of winter. boy, winter coming in. you can see it on the satellite imagery, starting to see that steady rainfall just about an hour away from santa rosa. that will be the case as we head throughout the day. we're going to see that steady rain all the way from the north bay to the golden gate bridge before 4:00 p.m. then the showers will slide to the south between 4:00 and 10:00 tonight. a lot of moisture on the way. first of three systems attack the bay area. we head through sunday, big game on sunday. the good news might be the last system. if it slows down we might get
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pretty good request football weather. but hey, this system is questionable. 52 for today. you'll get a little bit of sunshine in the south bay, limited sunshine north of the golden gate bridge. temps are staying cool. grab the umbrella. and let's show you what's happening. the jet stream taking a dip. we've got three storms on the way, picking up two. it just gets carried in. we're going to see these storms counting the pay area as we head through sunday. thursday, showers, periods of rain. by tomorrow, mostly cloudy start. rain returns heavily. we have major rain in the forecast for tomorrow, upwards of two inches here in san jose action then sunday the coldest storm moves through. the timing of this a little difficult now but right now i am forecasting pretty heavy showers during that championship game. so here's how it all works out. look at our totals that we're
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protecting for you. as of 8:00 a.m., saturday, before we get the third system, all of that original and yellow, you look at the key here. what does that mean for the sierra nevada? let's show you. i think skiers and snowboarders will be pleased. you see the key here, 12 to 24 inches. that's the pink. we've got light pink. we're going to see more than two feet of snow. it's on the way. make sure if you are headed to tahoe to enjoy the snow. bring your chains and you're ready to drive through winter weather. monday, tuesday, wednesday, we those showers in the mix. a few showers wednesday. that's when we'll start to wrap up and get a little more fog and clear sky. throughout the next few days make sure you're ready the drive. we haven't had to do that in so long. >> check those wipers while you have a chance.
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get them fixed today. also takens a good advice. the team here at nbc bay area. we're looking at the slower drive. 19 minutes the focus from vas coover to the isabelle exchange. that was the pattern we were expecting and we see that. westbound 580 at the interchange, we have two disabled big rigs. anything to slow the interchange is something to note. that's it for westbound 580 approaching 680. continuing to the "y," and for northbound 238, speeds in the 40s and 50s. keep that in mind. 880 north of there and a smooth drive. our live look should show us no problems bought good graphic. up to the bay bridge toll plaza, a backup back to about west
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grant of. no backup at the golden gate bridge plaza. a steady volume here and coming out of santa rosa we see it. >> just about 6:50 now. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is set to make his first court appearance today on charges of domestic violence. >> this story gets more dramatic each day. good morning. >> good morning to you. yes, lots of twists and turns. sheriff ross virk a reiny is facing charges all tied to a domestic violence. it's his wife getting a bit of attention here saying that it beltway her husband who is the real victim here, a victim of dirty politic, california power brokers can't stand that someone became a new sheriff. and i spoke with a radio
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station. this goes back to when they went out to eat. according to the chronicle a neighbor allegedly videotaped her saying that this happened in the controntation with her husband. mirkarimi says he will remain as sheriff as he fights these georges. back to you. >> thank you. a muni driver which is fail charges in what ended up a fatal accident. emily dunn died in oug when a bus hit her in the castro area. the driver wallace loggen should have seen dunn when she was hit. loggens charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. >> a driver at a light never saw it coming.
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he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. suspects fleeing please slammed into his car. it happened yesterday morning. the two cars collided. one man was trapped, two ran but later caught. >> police were shaping the suspect from a robbery scene but say they backed uf. >> a fire in san jose still on the scene. bob redell joins us. he's got the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we're looking down norwood avenue. you can see the ladder rig over what remains of this home that caught fire around 4:00 this morning. i don't know if you can tell but the roof is saved in. the home is a loss. and it took about two hours to put this out.
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that is unusual considering it's a single family hope but speaking with the fire department, one won thrown was challenging is because the home is arnlg and on multilevels. almost a maze trying to fight the fire. when they arrived around, but the only homeowner in the home had been able to get out of the home. again it took him two hours to get the fire out. firefighters are inside sifting through whatever remains are in there. we're told one firefighter was hurt in the process of trying to fit this. >> we did have an injured firefighter with a back injury. it's heaven work trying to get to the seat of the fire. we hope that person will be okay. >> we talked to the captain. she is expected to be okay. so again, the homeowner got out fine. that female firefighter is
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expected to be okay. they aren't sure what the cause was but the homeowner told them that he did have a fire burning overnight. >> bob redell, nbc area news. >> police looking for a man who shot at an officer. that officer was trailing a suspicious driver at about 9:30. the driver made an abrupt u-turn and fired several shots at the officer. the car a dark color and going eastbound on 580. >> the world garbagest search engine is being searched. officials arit google to serve search warrants in attempt to find out the person who run as blog called targeting diops. it glorifyies -- it plodded the
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death of a deputy killed in the line of duty last week. one tech law expert says it's not clear if this website is a threat to officers or if it's protected by first amendment free sheech rights. >> courts struggle with that line between first amendment value and protecting against violence. so this is a close call where i could see. >> we reached out to the website's author, an activist from portland. google is also not talking. the eighth largest economy is on the mend, that's the message kf brown is sending. during yesterday's state of the state address the governor laid out his plans. the government pushed his ballot initiative calling it key to
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restoring california. he urged lawmakers to support the high speed wail. >> it's a scene growing more gruesome. this morning no idea on the severed head found below the hold sign and now homicide investigators say they also discovered two feet and two hands which are in good enough position to lift off hand figures. on tuesday average two dog walkers found that severed head in a bag. >> iran could make a nuclear bam if it wants to. this is according to an intelligence chief. it claims its program is only meant to produce energy and medical isotopes. iran has all of the resources and components to build a bomb. martin temcy makes his first official yes, sir to israel.
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he is expected to warn israel not to launch a military assault against iran. >> the "today" show coming up, matt lauer here to show us what they are working on. >> coming up on a thursday on "today" we're following breaking news out of iowa, the caucuses show rick santorum finished ahead of mitt romney. this as newt gingrich shows a late surge in the polls in south carolina. we'll talk to the former house speaker when he joins us. also ahead new details as the search for the missing passengers gets under way. the captain now claims he didn't abandon trip but tripped and fell into a life mote. we'll have the latest on recovery and how about this, advice for a lot of people, how
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to dress to look 10 pounds thinner. on a thursday morning here on "today." >> we look forward to that. thank you. the washington monument could be closed for the rest of the year but this one not all bad news. a billionaire history buff says he will donate the final $7.5 million needed to help repair cracks on the building. the land mark was damaged by an earthquake that shook up the east coast. congress approving half of that $15 million repair bill today. today david rubenstein is said to announce he will provide the re. >> he would have stopped one of the 9/11 attacks if he had been on a plane. wallberg says he was supposed to be on flight 11 that day but took an earlier flight. he told men's journal magazine if he had been on the plane it quote would not have went down like it did. now wall berg says that was a
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ridiculous thing to say. >> at the stat cupping the price for data you download. >> every day thousands of people buy a smart phone usually an iphone, they start downloading things and that has turned out to be a major crisis for sell phone service providers. it's going to race the price after new plan. also raising the cap on the amount of data you can use. it all takes effect on sunday. for the markets we are watching apple, up 19 cents, big apple announcement in less than a minute. >> that's wreck that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> we have some rain showers ramping up in the north way. we'll continue to update you throughout today's show. >> no muni underground service right now,

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