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dangerous surf conditions and beach erosion possible as stronger storms start to slam the bay area. we'll walk you through the timeline of each of the storms and what to expect for the commute and the weekend ahead coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you so much, rob. more el nino storms continue to hit us hard, uncertainty for people living along stretches of our ghostline. we continue our coverage with nbc bay area's michelle roberts. backyards are vanishing and shorelines are taking a new shape. >> reporter: it's dramatic to see what's happening here. i want to draw your attention to the blue deck 50 yards behind me teetering on the edge of the cliff. there's actually parts of debris that have already fallen into the water and maybers in this area say much of this damage has happened just in the last few weeks. which is why they're extremely worried about the rest of the season. >> it's taking some chunks off. >> reporter: for the last 30 years, dane keller says he's watched the ocean slowly chip away at his beachfront property in pacifica.
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>> lose on an average about a foot a year. >> reporter: so far this windte? >> so far 12 feet. >> reporter: he rents to simon who says he's losing money on his u-haul rental business every time a storm rolls in. >> el nino hits you know we're going to lose a lot of property. >> reporter: with each pieces of land that falls into the ocean goes a safe parking space for a moving truck. >> i don't want to find trucks on the beach and tell the customers -- coastal experts warn typical erosion rates could double during an active el nino year. >> due to elevated water levels and bigger waves, change in storm tracks that bring us larger swells. >> reporter: as those swells bound the shoreline -- >> act of nature. you know, it's -- what do you do? you can't do nothing about it. >> reporter: many in pacifica are hoping their property is spared by the ocean. >> you can't change it. right? what are you going to do? live with it. >> reporter: well, the area that i'm standing right now is
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actually protected by a retaining wall down below. the experts say even those in the long run will not be able to withstand this powerful ocean. reporting live tonight in pacifica, michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. well, you could take our nbc bay area weather team with you wherever you go, download our app right from the apple app store or from google play. nbc bay area's vicky nguyen shows you how it works. >> go inside the nbc bay area app on your smartphone. just tap the radar on the weather page, zero in on your own neighborhood to see if it's raining, gives you just what you need to know right when you need to know it. that's how to stay informed with the nbc bay area app. well, b.a.r.t. is on damage control. the agency is defending its security tactics of that deadly shooting on a b.a.r.t. train last weekend. the police chief is now reve revealing some of these security secr secrets. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is at the west oakland b.a.r.t.
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station with some of the details. pretty interesting what happened today, jodi. >> reporter: raj, b.a.r.t.'s police chief didn't want to two into details about the number of cameras that they have or where they are or aren't placed, but he says that they have a layered security system that works. >> we have cameras on the trains that work. we have cameras on the platform that works. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. police chief kenton rainy insists the security system is robust, despite revelations not all b.a.r.t. trains have working surveillance cameras. b.a.r.t. acknowledged today some of their so-called cameras but decoys.ras at all. >> we use multiple types of cameras, some of them are decoys, but many of the cameras throughout the system are live and working. >> reporter: the lack of cameras came to light after b.a.r.t. released photos of saturday's deadly shooting suspect. the photos show the man entering and exiting the b.a.r.t. station
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but not on board the train where the killing took place. >> here we have a young man lost his life. the family is going to be asking is there cameras or at least expecting there were cameras on that train. >> bobby johnson whose nephew oscar grant was shot and killed by a b.a.r.t. police officer in 2009 says prosecutors had to rely heavily on witness cell phone video because b.a.r.t. surveillance cameras didn't capture the bulk of what took place. he said every b.a.r.t. train should be fully equipped with working cameras. >> i would like to see that cameras are installed immediately because the only way commuters can feel safe is to know that those cameras are willing to exist. >> reporter: now, b.a.r.t.'s new fleet that will begin going online next year will be fully equipped with surveillance cameras. but that fleet won't be completely up and running until 2021. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. well, tonight we're learning
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more about a man who led deputies on a slow-speed chase before falling to his death in an alameda county cemetery. we're told after finally stopping his stolen pickup truck 40-year-old paul giacomoni scaled a fence, jumped from the overpass and fell into the san lorenzo pioneer cemetery where he died. sheriff's office says giacomoni had an extensive history of violence and weapons violations. the plumber trapped in a sewer line for 13 hours remains hospitalized tonight. he was supposed to be released today. he fell 17 feet into a trench on tuesday while working in oakland. it took rescuers more than half the day to digim out. desparza told nbc bay area yesterday he had homes when he thought he might die. no word yet on when he's finally expected to go home. okay. some big news here. how's she going to spend that money? in the last 15 minute we're
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finding out who the possibly california winner is. a 62-year-old nurse from pomona claims she's the big winner. we are awaiting a news conference that's apparently going to start any time soon. this is where she works down in l.a. this is near chino hills where she said she bought this winning ticket at a 7-eleven. a crowd you can see there gathering today to congratulate the store's owner who gets $1 million for selling that lucky ticket. the 7-eleven corporation gets half the money. the store's owner, though, already has plans for what he wants to do with that cash. >> i think i will give to some charity and then i'll be, like, sharing with my employees and my family and friends. >> the two other winning tickets were sold in tennessee and florida. once again, apparently a 62-year-old nurse from pomona down in southern california is claiming she has the winning california ticket. now, nobody took home the grand prize here in the bay area,
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several stores sold tickets that matched five of the six numbers. here they are. santa rosa, cloverdale, santa cruz. a chevron station on socal avenue in santa cruz sold that ticket that came so close to the big jackpot. the winner is still a mystery. he or she, whoever's holding that ticket, will get $638,000. did you hear, the niners have hired a new head coach. it's a polarizing hire. some fans thrilled while others are disappointed. bottom line, chip kelly is here and he brings his fast-pace offense. here's the deal. after one disastrous season, the niners fired jim tomsula and today announced 52-year-old chip kelly on the right was hired. kelly coached the philadelphia eagles for the past three seasons before being fired there. nbc bay area's chuck coppola add 49er headquarters. chuck, the team won't introduce him until next week? >> reporter: that's right. we're not sure why.
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we're hearing they'll introduce him to the media next week perhaps tuesday or wednesday. in philadelphia as you mentioned, kelly was the coach but also in charge of player personnel last season and it did not end well. he went 6-9 before being fired. here, however, general manager trent bulke will pick the players. kelly will do the coaching. chip kelly takes over for a team that went 5-11, benched its starting quarterback colin kaepernick and lost numerous key players to injury, offseason run-ins with the law and retirement. >> i think it's actually a great thing because he brings an innovative offense to the 49ers which we've kind of been lacking and hopefully with gabbert getting lessons from chip i think it will be a good thing. >> reporter: you say gabbert, what about colin kaepernick, is he still in the mix? >> i don't think colin kaepernick, he might be out. >> reporter: not so fast, others say kaepernick is probably the closest to the type of quarterback kelly's had success with. >> i think that is a phenomenal hire. i think that that will bring kaepernick back to where he
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needs to be. >> reporter: but with team ceo jed york saying just ten days ago that the niners are willing to spend what it takes to bring back a championship culture, the niners may go shopping for more than, perhaps, quarterbacks. >> i don't think the 49ers have the right personnel to run his kind of offense. >> we'll see if his offense, that scheme can work in san francisco. not sure. may take a few years to build -- get the personnel that can run that type of offense. >> reporter: he's not going to have the personnel control, they say, that he had in philadelphia. is that a good thing? >> well, he didn't have a lot of success in philadelphia, so maybe so. >> reporter: kelly went 10-6 his first two seasons in philadelphia when he did not have such control over player personnel. meanwhile, nervous season ticket holders might adopt, according to sports marketing analyst, a wait and see approach to see how things ske out during this first season before deciding whether to sell or keep their ticket licenses. reporting live in santa clara, chuck coppola, nbc bay area
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news. >> all right, chuck. the soap opera continues for the 49ers. cal and stanford fans, you remember chip kelly when he used to coach at the university of oregon. santa clara we go to san francisco, take a look, live cloudy look in downtown. trans-america pyramid right there. next few weeks san francisco will be transformed into a super bowl city. many people are eager to hear what that will entail. it's going to be fun, but it will also be crowded. today, standing room only as the super bowl host committee held a public meeting and stressed the magnitude this event will have on our community. >> bigger than fleet week, bigger than the running of america's tovrnrch, bigger than america's cup. roll all those up and multiply by three. >> patience will be key. expect traffic delays around san francisco as early as next week. the game is february 7th in santa clara. we continue to follow developing news in indonesia. new video tonight shows the
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moment terrorists targeted a starbucks in jakarta. two people died and dozens of others were injured. now here are the latest information. isis supporters are claiming responsibility on twitter. the tweet said four attackers carried out the assault with suicide vests and planted bombs with timers. one foreign national and one indonesian were killed. u.s. health leaders are considering a new travel warning tonight not because of a terror threat, but a once obscure virus has reached epidemic levels in parts of latin america and the caribbean. coming up on "nbc nightly news" why the zika virus is especially dangerous for pregnant women, that's coming up tonight at 5:30. the evening commute a wet one. a live look now at the approach to the richmond san rafael bridge. we got a lot in store, rob. >> yeah, we're seeing the same on the golden gate bridge. rain moving into san francisco. this is the first of a series of storms that will bring light to moderate rain for you this evening down the peninsula. a lot of wind and heavier rain
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to follow as we get into the weekend. your forecast coming up. and kids as young as 4 exposed to explicit graffiti. reporting live from the contra costa newsroom tonight, ahead the words and images that trashed a local school. explicit images and words are
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plastered all over an elementary school in the east bay. some students -- as y new at 5:00, explicit images
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and words plastered all over an elementary school in the east bay. see some of it here. some of students as young as 4 years old saw it on their way to class this morning. we're joined from our contra costa classroom. this isn't the first time this school has been hit. >> reporter: unfortunately, it's not, raj. school officials discovered it early this morning and worked to cover it up before students arrived but with the cold wet weather, no amount of paint could cover it up in time. >> i can still see this, like this over here. >> reporter: parents were unable to shield their children's eyes from seeing it. >> that's horrifying. >> reporter: the graffiti is so graphic we had to blur the images and words. >> we basically passed by everything as we walked over to take her to her class. >> reporter: some students as young as 4 years old saw it plastered all over garenger elementary school in oakley. >> graphic images of male anatomy, some male anatomy going
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into female anatomy. there was bad words. hate words. lot of drug words. >> reporter: principal leonard says last year vandals also spray painted these blurred out gang signs, but this year, it's far worse. >> big black letters for everyone to see, so, and they knew it would be hard for us to get that covered up before the kids got here, they knew. >> reporter: between several coats of paint, and the labor to cover it up, the cost will be in the thousands. >> i'm on the pta board and know how hard we work for that money, what we would want it to go to the kids and not to have to deal with things like that. >> reporter: and police are now investigating to try and find out who is responsible, if you have any information, you're asked to contact authorities. reporting live from the contra costa newsroom tonight, i'm elise kirscher, nbc bay area news. a special memento snatched and the team wants it back.
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this 300 pound bronze statue was stole sometime tuesday night, the statue is of legendary coach albright. the crew team started in 1928. this is awhere it stood. the statue is estimated to be worth $80,000. so far no arrests have been made. >> that's a big deal for cal, hope they get that back. let's bring in meteorologist rob mayeda now. you're working tonight, rob. you are working. >> and especially as we get toward the weekend, the first of another series of storms. you've been hearing it for the last couple weeks, jess, carey and anthony, we always talk about three storms in five days. guess what? three storms in five days, coming up starting now through the weekend. right now 51 degrees san francisco. you're looking at moderate rain. livermore earlier had a little bit of thunder. 5 degr2 degrees and slow commut. both destructions around dub lick. 55 in san jose. starting to see a break from the brief downpour which went racing through right around 4:00 this
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afternoon. widely scattered showers and from here, this system just tossing some batches of showers our way. not a major impact for tonight. we're looking at just these bands of rain. you you'll see from our rainfall projections between now and tomorrow morning, could be ponding on the roads tomorrow morning. notice as we get toward 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 tomorrow morning, not adding much to the rainfall. during the day tomorrow we're going to start off with a few widely scattered showers very early in the morning, possibly around some of the coastal hill tops. as we move to the afternoon, notice transition to partly cloudy skies. we're going to get a dry break for tomorrow afternoon when the next round shows up tomorrow evening in the north bay. that's storm number two. we'll show you the impact on the weekend in a moment. if you head to the sierra, beat the storms this weekend, friday morning, 1 to 2 feet of snow and winter storm warning from tonight through about 10:00 a.m. friday morning for that active weather in the sierra. temperatures tomorrow mid to upper 50s. close to 60 in san jose. might see a lingering shower around the santa cruz mountains in the los gatos area for the
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morning. the afternoon should be dry except in northern sonoma counties, chance of light rain developing. main event with storm number two comes in the overnight hours friday into saturday. here's today's storm. here comes the next one saturday. looking at a third of an inch of rain to 1 inch of rain. this is the system that will start the weekend and you notice that the biggest impact at least on your saturday plans from friday night into saturday morning, mainly for the first half of the day, right around sunrise. you're looking at briefly heavy rain. may have a rumble or two of thunder. quickly transitioning to a break. if you spr some weekend plans, you want to get outside, right now saturday evening into early sunday morning probably the best bet for that. because the strongest storm in the series right out here, this is the third storm. sunday afternoon into monday, we're talking 1 to 3 inches of rain. wind speeds up to 35 miles per hour. and what's unique about this system instead of racing out of here in six to 12 hours' time we're going to see rain from sunday afternoon then kind of ongoing through the day on monday. that should power up some pretty
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significant rainfall totals as you add everything up over the next five days. so your weekend plans, bookended by two storms. morning rain on saturday. partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. then heavier rain to follow from sunday into monday. and as we add up all of these storms, the three storms in the series, you're still going to see that rain carry over into monday with a few more showers into tuesday and wednesday but we should get a break in the action after the stormy patch sets up for the weekend into early next week. notice tuesday into wednesday, should get clearing and you're going to really need it especially if you're in the coastal mountains. as we can see here, 4 to 6 inches of rain here up toward sonoma county and north coast up through ukia could get 6 to 7 inches of rain. the main event will come down on sunday. ground is well saturated. runoff issues could happen into the weekend. take these breaks and the action tomorrow and again for saturday afternoon. before the heaviest rain arrives for the second half of the weekend. so what to expect? again, the rain in the coastal
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hills, 3 to 5 inches of rain over the next few days. gusty winds, we'll be dealing with that as you go through the weekend. that winter storm warning in the sierra takes us into friday morning. i want to give you a long-range outlook through the end of the month. the latest numbers from the climate prediction center. look at this bull's-eye northern california, next two weeks above-average temperatures and above average rainfall continues through the end of the month. rr raj? >> we are living el nino right now. >> yes, we are. still to come at 5:00, an identity crisis, why yosemite may be forced to change the names of two of its most famous landmarks. plus -- >> the explosive action caltrans took to solve a problem along a heavily traveled route to tahoe.
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"explosion" runs: 3 oc: explosion ==raj/cont vo== this isn't a holyywood movie set. its' a real boulder being blown up ... twa pretty impressive. fire in the hole. this isn't a hollywood movie set. it's a real boulder being blown up that was blocking traffic. this was tuesday on highway 50 about 30 miles west of lake tahoe. that boulder sat on the road for six hours. withdr you see how big it is. caltrans drilled holes into it, put dynamite into it and broke
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it up into smaller pieces. stiffer charges are are now on the table for a suspected drunk driver after the cable car operator he hit died. today a judge postponed a hearing for william makepeace in light of the victim's death two days ago. the crash happened last june near taylor and francisco streets in san francisco. makepeace slammed into reynaldo morante. the crash left him in a coma. he died of his injuries on tuesday morning. district attorney's office is now considering more serious charges against the suspect. slapped with a $7 million fine. uber has agreed to pay up in order to keep operating here in california. the state's public utilities commission which regulates the ride-sharing company levied the fine today. it says san francisco-based uber did not hand over records to prove drivers are treating all customers fairly. the company will pay the fine to avoid having its license
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suspended, however, uber plans to appeal this decision. a bay area legendary news veteran known for his radio voice has died. >> that period of radio back there in the '50s and '60s was so much fun. >> al hart was the morning anchor on kcbs radio from 1976 to 2000. his voice was so distinctive that people across the bay area would recognize him as soon as he started talking. hart passed away at a care facility in alamo after a long battle with a degenerative brain disease. he was 88 years old. in
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as we mentioned earlier in this newscast... we have a winner. a 62- year-old nurse and mother of okay. as we mentioned earlier in this newscast, we have a winner. a 62-year-old nurse and mother of seven claims she won the powerball. she works at a nursing home in pomona in southern california. she was reportedly on the job when she found out about her winning ticket but completed her shift. how about that? this is video from the chino hills 7-eleven where the ticket was purchased. that isn't far from pomona. california lottery officials must still confirm she, indeed, is one of the three big jackpot winners. coming up at 6:00, why her boss
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at the nursing home is responsible for her big win. major name changes coming to yosemite national park. the iconic awani hotel will soon be known as the majestic yosemite hotel. curry village will become half dome village and the other will be known as big tree's lodge. all this over a trademark dispute. the outgoing concession company for the park says it owned the rights to the names and wants $51 million. park officials say no way, they decided to just make the name change to avoid any disruptions to visitors. okay. before we go, let's get an update now on the storm that's moving through the bay area. is that the golden gate -- i see a lot of rain on our lens, rob. >> we have windshield wipers on hd cams, don't we? have to see if they're working. right now, showers moving through. this is the trend we'll see over the next couple of days. stronger storms actually as we get into the weekend. wind and heavy rain at times especially by sunday afternoon. >> get that new umbrella if you
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need it. >> a big one. >> thanks for joining us. lester holt is next with "nightly news." tonight, the clash in carolina. republicans ready to collide in tonight's debate. donald trump skyrocketing in our brand-new poll. his closest rival on the defense over some big money. was it a cover-up? another teen killed by chicago police. a judge blasting the city for trying to keep evidence from the public. another black eye for the department and the mayor. outbreak. a rapidly spreading virus that is so dangerous, it has health experts warning americans, especially pregnant women, to stay away from the hot zones. amal clooney exclusive. her first u.s. television interview. how the attorney and wife of actor george clooney is using her star power to fight an out of control crisis. "nightly news" begins right now.

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