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sunday coming up on today in the it is finally here, super sunday. coming up on "today in the bay." and we'll tell what you it takes to secure one of the most high-profile sporting events. that story coming up. and live at levi's stadium, what you need to know if you're coming to the big game. if you don't have a plan, it's not too late. that story coming up. and just a matter of hours, excited fans are going to swarm levi's stadium. a live look right now at just one of the roads expected to be bogged down later today. the road closures and detours you're going to want to know about before heading out to the golden super bowl. this is "today in the bay."
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from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." oh, yes, rise and shine before the sun is even up for many folks. good morning. thank you for joining us for this special edition of "today in the bay." >> i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. it's been years in the making and in about nine hours it will all become a reality. the day has come for super bowl 50, and crews are putting the final details before kickoff this afternoon. >> from the traffic to the anxious fans, with avenue team in place to bring you the excitement ahead of the big game. first though let's go to meteorologist kari hall with a look at the game day forecast. can you say picture perfect, kari? >> i think so, and it's cool to start as you get up this morning. you're prepping the meat for the barbecue grills if you will be at home watching the game, and look at these temperatures now where we start out. in napa it's 39 degrees.
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50 degrees in san francisco and 45 in san jose. and, of course, we are talking about that forecast for pregame. it will be 67 degrees and kickoff at 3:30. 72 degrees at halftime. we're at 68 degrees, so beautiful weather with all of that sunshine and it continues into the next couple of days, so we'll talk more about that coming up a little bit later. >> absolutely gorgeous. thank you, kari. from the air now to the ground, the entire area surrounding levi's stadium on lockdown this morning. right now security is tighter than ever with just hours left before the game. >> "today in the bay" is live outside of levi's with a plan to keep the nation's biggest sporting event safe. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura and sam. levi's stadium considered to be one of the safest and secure spots in the country if not on the planet given the rings of security. you're not going to even get close to the venue unless you have approved credential or a ticket. this line of vehicle just went
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through a department of homeland security scan. members of the military armed with assault weapons and local law enforcement are patrolling and guarding the entrances to levi's stadium. parking lots don't open until 9:00, gates later this morning at 11:00. the security presence will be felt from above as well as military helicopters have been patrolling the skies over super bowl 50. a no-fly zone from san jose to just south of sfo will go into effect about an hour before game time. the department of homeland security has deemed this a tier one event. that's the second highest level of security. law enforcement won't tell us exactly how many officers will be deployed out here, but we know the number is in the thousands. we know san jose police, for example, will be playing a huge role sending in officers undercover. that department alone has canceled vacations and days off so they can help secure this event while still covering the regular 911 calls. sjpd is one of 60 agencies from the local, state, and federal
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level participating in super bowl security operations. the department of homeland security considers super bowl 50 to be a possible terrorist target because ever its high profile and because of the mass shootings in san bernardino and paris. that being said, there have been so far no known credible threats against levi's stadium, which as you can see behind me, it looks like the lights just turned on here outside the stadium, and it's kind of hard to see them in the dark but it you look to your left, that road has been shut down. it's been shut down for left but even coming in and out now, again, as i mentioned, unless you have a ticket or air proved credential, this is a no-go zone. reporting live outside levi's stadium, bob redell, "today in the bay." a live look at super bowl city in san francisco and santa clara this morning. two places that are going to be packed with anxious fans. >> let's bring in "today in the bay's" anthony for what we can expect on the roadways. good morning, anthony. >> good morning to both of you. all week long the events have been in san francisco. this is the important thing to
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note today. where you have to go from san francisco all the way down the peninsula into santa clara, that's about 45 miles south, the best news of all, you want to try to use public transit. caltrans down towards mountain view, get off at mountain view, head to vta and it will take you towards the stadium. as you just heard, the tasmin stretch is closed just in front of levi's stadium. great america parkway starting to see slowing but keep in mind this whole area, this stretch of area, will be really tight with traffic as we continue to move through the morning. let's toss things over to chuck coppola outside of the stadium with more on the traffic concerns. good morning, chuck. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. i can tell you one street that is open right now is great america parkway from 101 north, you can see there's a lot of cars coming into the stadium area. there are a lot of lots on the other side of great america parkway. we're at parking lot ten. that is probably the closest one to the game day fan plaza. you can see it possibly behind
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me. it's a huge tent. ticket holders are permitted in there. behind me the security is tight. you can see a little bit of santa clara county's bomb squad behind me. the parking lots will open at 9:00 a.m. one option for a lot of people coming to the game, particularly from the north, would be to park in mountain view and take some of the shuttles. there is parking lots at bryant when best evelyn and villa streets also at bryant at california street. now, they will charge you $20 for the day or, frankly, more than three hours, but it is free if you park there for less than three hours. there are also some uber and taxi information that we can share with you. uber will have a drop-off and pickup point at red lot 7. that's fairly far to the north of tasmin. and the taxi point will be at calle de luna east of the
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stadium. mountain view is a transit hub for vta and caltrain with shuttles to the stadium. vta's light rail will have special trains marked sb 50 from san jose to the stadium, but they will only be coming from a limited number of stations. a couple of examples, metro airport, convention center, civic center. you'll have to have your ticket to the ball game or a voucher that you have a ticket plus pay a $20 vta ticket for the ride. you can purchase that with your smartphone using a vta app. games are at the stadium. the stadium gates are set to open at 11:00 a.m. some things not permitted besides food and alcohol and some of the other things like big bags, selfie sticks are not permitted in along with backpacks and fanny packs. cameras with lenses larger than six inches will not be permitted along with camera bags and
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binocular bags. you can bring the cameras and binoculars, just not the bags with them. if you are not going to the big game, you mout do very well to avoid this area. reporting live, i'm chuck coppola, "today in the bay." selfie sticks no, fanny packs. >> a lot of steph dated grandmothers and teeny boppers. >> a live look in san francisco where it didn't take long for super bowl city to reach capacity last night. thousands of people packed the venue to hear headliner alicia keys perform. ♪ four entry gates had to be closed down before the evening concert started. fans who came early, they waited for hours even just to find parking. northbound lanes of the embarcadero also shut down. many gather around even outside of the city stage just to listen. >> of course. everyone is going to come out here for the weekend and it's the very last day so why not come out? >> that's it. it is. if you haven't checked out super bowl city, your last chance to
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do so ends at 3:00 this afternoon. >> for those who were shut out and did not get to see alicia keys, bummer, but it looks like thousands did. we have much more online at nbcbayarea.com. click onto our home page and get complete coverage of the super bowl, and our on air coverage of the big game will continue throughout the rest of the day. stay with nbc bay area for the very latest. other news of the day. >> and new this morning a berkeley home shifted on its foundation last night rupturing gas lines and causing a chimney to collapse. the berkeley fire department says the house, now red tagged, appeared to have shifted two to three feet. pg&e crews came to shut off the gas and water lines. it's on wheeler street, not far from highway 24. the homeowner was upstairs when it happened but was not hurt. a busy intersection back open following a deadly police chase in san francisco. the chp got reports of a car doing donuts near the intersection of brannan and 9th streets in soma. this happened just before 9:30
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last night. officers say when they tried to pull that car over, it sped away and started running red lights. the car eventually hit a taxi and burst into flames. the chp says two people were found dead inside of that car. a third person was found dead on the street. the taxi driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive. coming up, in the hot seat. the gop candidates battle it out for a final time before the new hampshire primary. the highs and lows from last night's debate. and our super bowl 50 coverage continues. call it a prevent defense. the no-fly zone that's soon going to be in effect in the south pay. bay. welcome back on this super bowl
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> and welcome back on this super bowl sunday. another live look at levi's stadium this morning. some electricity out there as they get ready for the came. besides passes from peyton manning and cam newton, not much else should be flying around the
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stadium today. starting at 2:00 this afternoon, no aircraft will be able to fly within a 32-mile radius of levi's unless explicitly permitted by the faa. that includes drones. and the last gop debate before the critical new hampshire primary saw the return of donald trump and with trump well ahead in new hampshire polls, the other candidates were focused on marco rubio who soared into second. >> you have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. you just simply haven't. >> sure, gang up on the guy rising in the polls. the candidates attacked rubio for being a first-term senator. donald trump was on the attack after sitting out the last debate you'll remember before the iowa caucuses, but the candidates were quick to fire back, especially about his comments regarding deporting every undocumented immigrant. >> i couldn't even imagine how we would even begin to think about taking a mom or a dad out
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of a house when they have not committed a crime since they've been here, leaving their children in the house? i mean, that is not, in my opinion, the kind of values that we believe in. >> now, the new hampshire primary is this tuesday. although that debate had its contentious moments it also had some lighter sides. >> the candidates were all asked to predict the winner of super bowl. some were decisive and direct. some were very political. take a look. >> carolina is going to win that one. i hate to say it, but they're going to win that one. >> governor bush? >> peyton manning is supporting me and i'm for denver. >> senator rubio? >> well, i was going for peyton manning but now i'm rooting for carolina. >> mr. trump? >> carolina. >> with an eye to february 20th, carolina. >> all right. dr. carson? >> with 100% certainty i will predict the winner. it will be either denver or carolina. >> governor christie, the last
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word? >> denver. >> four of the candidates picked the panthers, two picked the broncos. one was undecided. >> i like ben carson's response the most because, you know, just cover all your bases. >> it was safe. very political. coming up next, the ultimate super bowl fan meets a bay area man who has gone to every single super bowl game. this on super bowl 50. and as you start out this morning, bundle up, but you'll be taking off the layers this afternoon. more coming up in the microclimate forecast. and i'm anthony slaughter tracking the more than commute getting you into the levi's stadium area without any problems. we'll talk about the traffic concerns coming up in a fuel traffic report.
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it's amazing to see it that calm and still because it was a mania. >> the super bowl's ultimate fan. san francisco's larry jacobson has gone to every single super bowl game. >> cost of a ticket 50 years ago, any guesses? $12 at the time, and while many will pay now thousands to go to super bowl 50, for him and his friends its free. here is toour report. >> larry jacobson can't wait until super bowl 50. >> the best thing about having the super bowl in san francisco is we get two weeks of hype. >> reporter: the fans, the football, and the fact he doesn't have to travel this year. >> i'm saving money on airfare and hotel. >> reporter: it's a hail mary from his first super bowl in los angeles where he took a young bomb on the first date. >> i put the whole thing together for less than $100.
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that's the tinckets, the airlin fare. she wasn't impressed with football and she wasn't impressed with me. >> reporter: the 76-year-old is a member of the ultra exclusive group called never miss a super bowl club. they met in 1999 and they saw each other the next year at super bowl 34 in atlanta. >> i had never met these guys before and i didn't know whether they were going to drink up a storm or what was going to happen. >> reporter: but larry hit it off with the group right away, including don crissman of maine. >> he says i write for the fill tettic magazine. >> i said to myself immediately, this guy is a phony. he's my kind of man. >> reporter: but the process hasn't always been easy for larry. at super bowl 6 he got into an argument with a police officer about parking. >> i said don't you think you're being a little chicken bleep about this, and he said did you call me chicken bleep? i said, yes, i sure did. he says you're under arrest. >> reporter: but he still bailed out before the game started.
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this year, year 50, the nfl is comping the club's tickets, but larry said football and great friends never came at a steep price. >> i don't know and i don't want to know. >> that was janelle wang reporting. larry says the trio never makes bets but this year he's rooting for the carolina panthers. if you had to set aside money for tickets and transportation and bail expenses. hopefully that's not relevant in 2016. >> okay. million dollar forecast today because we have mid-60s into the 70s? >> it is going to be nice. you really couldn't ask for anything better than this. >> it's great. >> it is going to be beautiful today, and i'm sure that will be what all of the sports casters are talking about today as you watch the game. and also the beautiful views like this. we're taking a live look now at the bay bridge and camera shaking around a little bit. we have a little bit of a light breeze but temperatures are cool to start and then warming up as we go into the afternoon.
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a little bit of light in the sky as the sun starts to come up in san jose. a beautiful shot there as well. temperatures are in the mid-40s in the south bay and 46 degrees in the peninsula. let's drop in on the east bay. now it's 41 degrees in pleasanton. alamo, 46 degrees. lafayette, 39 degrees, and it's 50 now in almeida. in the north bay, it's 42 degrees as you head out. let's take it hour by hour in san francisco where we will be right at about 60 degrees by 10:00, and then by noon as you head out, it will be 65 degrees in heys valley. at&t park also 65 degrees but we won't be done there. we'll reach into the upper 60s today with some sunshine. it will be so comfortable and some of the warmer spots will be in the south bay where highs will reach 71 degrees in san jose. burlinggame, 69. the embarcadero to 64. fairfield, 68. 71 in oakland as well as 71 degrees today in pleasanton,
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and, of course, we've been watching this forecast all week and it's been good that we've been able to lock in these temperatures early. no threats of rain as our temperatures will be topping out in the low 70s, and we keep this weather pattern into the next few days, but we will start to see some cooler weather moving in midweek, maybe eve a few showers by the end of the week. so i'll talk more about that, what else to expect. that's coming up a little bit later. all right. i'll take it from here. we'll talk about traffic right now. want to set you up with what we've been seeing all week long. san francisco is where most of the events have been. if you're in town visiting, you have to do some traveling to get to levi's stadium. it's a 45-mile drive down to the south bay and that's where levi's stadium is in mountain view over near santa clara. so you'll get off of the mountain view exit if you're going to take caltrain and take vta over towards levi's stadium, get off at the great america parkway exit. from there you will be able to walk right over towards the stadium. the exit for great america right
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there, and again tasman is closed this morning so keep that in mind. back over to you, laura and sam. >> thank you. coming up in less than three hours, fans will start to pour into santa clara as the attention turns to levi's stadium. the hype and the excitement already swarming the south bay this morning all in a live report. four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth-- [train horn blares] ... to the continent... [claps] ... a new nation. announcer: don't wait until presidents day to get a better night's sleep. during sleep train's presidents day sale save up to $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic,
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and road closure and he will have more details for us in a bit. first, after more than a week of hype and lavish parties in san francisco, the focus and the attention now shifts about 45 miles south to levi's stadium in santa clara. >> and that's where we find "today in the bay's" jay gray. what's the atmosphere like now? kind of quiet before everybody arrives? >> reporter: yeah, laura, sam, it's been quiet. in the last 30 minutes, we've seen some of the crews come out, they fired up the lights in the stadium. we've even seen, and it's well before sunrise, a couple fans stumbling by. i'm not sure if they were winding up their parties from last night or getting the party started for the super bowl. either way should be exciting out here and there will be hundreds of thousands in and around the area, including so many that don't have a ticket but say they just want to be a part of the celebration, the hype, the history involved with super bowl 50, the golden anniversary of this super bowl.
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yesterday both teams did a brief walk through out here at the stadium just to see where they'd be playing, to get a feel for the stadium and what it will be like once they move in. of course, there's nothing that can really duplicate what they'll experience when they walk into that stadium this evening and things get started here. should be a terrific game. as you guys have been talking about, the weather should be fantastic, so that should be a lot of fun. look, i don't like to brag, but i have for the last 15 years the morning of the game picked the eventual super bowl winner and i have made my selection this year. the winner of super bowl 50 will be -- [ bleep ]. again, you can take that pick to the -- >> wise guy? >> wait? there were some technical problems? i don't know what happened. >> your crew and their high jinks out there. >> we were ready to take your advice and take it straight to the bank. coming up, our super bowl 50 team coverage continues. >> reporter: locked down at
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levi's. i'm bob redell. lou law enforcement plans on keeping super bowl 50 safe and secure. >> reporter: coming up, how to get to the big game and if you're not coming here, how to avoid it all.
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but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." the countdown almost over. game time 3:30 this afternoon, live look at levi's stadium this morning where the super bowl, the super prep all almost done. look at that. they're checking out the lights this morning. good morning, thanks for joining us for this special super bowl edition of "today in the bay." i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm sam brock. after years of preparation the day is finally here. we're just nine hours away from super bowl kickoff with the bay area directly in the national spotlight. >> from the traffic to those anxious fans, we have team coverage on the chaos and
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excitement ahead of the big game. let's take a look at the great game day forecast. it's going to be gorgeous. >> it's going to be fabulous today. a lot of sunshine, warm temperatures, but, of course, it's cool to start as we get a look at the clear sunrise over san jose. temperatures now at 45 degrees there as well as oakland and san francisco now at 50 degrees and a look at the forecast today. once again just fantastic. in the low 70s with all of that sunshine. we'll talk more about that and what to expect as we head into the new workweek. that's coming up in just a little bit. from the air to the ground, the entire area surrounding levi's stadium on lockdown this morning. right now security is tighter than ever with just hours left until the game. >> today "today in the bay's" b redell is joining us live with the plan to keep the nation's biggest sporting event safe. we've seen people from all
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agencies, by air, by sky, by ground, everything. >> reporter: good morning to you, sam and laura. it should be noted there are no known credible threats against levi's stadium this super bowl sunday, but the department of homeland security considers this venue to be a possible terrorist target not only because of its high profile but because of the recent mass shootings in san bernardino and paris. that's why you're seeing such a heavy presence of not only law enforcement but military outside the stadium. right now you're looking to the left of the stadium. that is tasman boulevard. if you look further to the left, you can see the military presence i'm talking about. soldiers in humvees that are escorting trucks into and out of the venue, soldiers with assault weapons armed out here along, again, as i said with santa clara police. as you follow this humvee, you will see it passes over to the right to an empty parking lot. the fact that parking lot is empty shows there's no unauthorized vehicles allowed in here because this area has been on lockdown since 5:00 last night. you're not going to get close to this venue without an approved
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credential or ticket to the game and that's when the gates and that fan zone over there right there underneath that big arched tent, that's when that anticipates at 1 1:00 this morning. the department of homeland security has deemed this a tier one event, the second highest level of security. around 60 agencies from the state, local, and national levels are participating in security operations. law enforcement won't tell us exactly how many officers will be deployed out here but we know the number is in the thousands. and on the ground and overhead as well. military helicopters have been and will be patrolling the skies over levi's stadium. and about an hour before game time, the faa will enact a no-fly zone. obviously you hear that airplane over me right now. that no-fly zone is not in effect right now. it will extend south of sfo to san jose. that's why levi's stadium is considered to be one of the safest and most secure locations in the country, if not in the world today. reporting live outside levi's stadium in santa clara, bob
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rede redell, "today in the bay." a live look at super bowl city and santa clara. two places that will be packed this morning. >> let's bring in "today in the bay's" anthony slaughter for what we can expect on the roadways. and, anthony, certainly more traffic in the south bay than there has been. >> it is a sunday so we'll not see the normal traffic flow we would see usually. that's the good news if you are leaving san francisco headed down into the south bay. do keep in mind if you're visiting town that levi's stadium, it's actually 45 miles south of san francisco in santa clara, so what you will do if you are going to be taking c caltra caltrain, get off on mountain view and hop on vta and you can take it towards levi's stadium within walking distance. get off on the great america parkway exit. tasman will be closed through the duration of the day. chuck coppola is out there this morning and he has more details on traffic concerns and how you can work around that closure on
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tasman. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, anthony. tasman is closed, has been closed forself days now but you can see behind me great america parkway is still open. we're at gate ten, parking lot ten, and this way if you look around, you can see some of the people arriving, some of the workers, the catering tents. there's a checkpoint beyond there, and the parking lots will open at 9:00 this morning. now, if you're driving, anthony mentioned that driving to mountain view is a terrific option. there are some parking lots we want to tell you about. one is at bryant between west evelyn and villa streets. the other is at bryant and california street. it will cost you 20 bucks a day for the day but if you park less than three hours, you don't have to pay anything. we also have some websites we want to share with you. these are terrific website that is will fill you in on all the details. besides nbcbayarea.com, our own website, there's levisstadium.com and
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caltrain.com. and vta.org. mountain view is also a transit hub for vta and caltrain. vta has light rail special trains marked sb 50 that will take you to the stadium but from limited stops such as metro airport, convention center, and civic center in san jose. back here i just want to share with you that we're starting to see more people come. we saw most of the workers starting to show up. it's starting out kind of quiet, but it's going to get more populated very, very soon. reporting live at levi's stadium, i'm chuck coppola, "today in the bay." >> already seeing those signs. thank you very much. we have much more online at nbcbayarea.com. just click on our home page and get complete coverage of the super bowl. check out our on-air coverage of the big game that will continue throughout the day. you can stay with nbc bay area for the very latest. to other top stories. a warning to anyone heading to several bay area beaches today. watch out for some high waves. >> the national weather service says beach hazard statement remains in effect in the north
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bay. westerly winds will cause dangerous seven to ten-foot waves. there is also an increased chance for rip currents and large shore breaks that will impact areas in sonoma county through monterey county. the details this morning about a tense overnight standoff in the south bay. it actually finally ended peacefully. the s.w.a.t. team and san jose officers surrounded a home in san jose. an armed man in some sort of family dispute locked himself inside the home. it staurted just after 3:00 yesterday afternoon and wrabed up overnight. officers managed to arrest the suspect and no one was hurt. such a rich history of super bowl activity here in the bay area. coming up next, five decades of super bowl history. a look back at the legacy of the big game and how technology has transformed over the years. a
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> welcome back, everyone. good sunday morning to you.
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6:39 right now. live look above super bowl city. if you were thinking today could be a good day to check it out because everyone will be out watching the game, you better head over early. it is only open from 11:00 this morning until 3:00 this afternoon before crews will start packing everything up. the nfl fan experience just down the street is open from 10:00 this morning until 2:00 p.m. some people no doubt still leaving after last night's party, which was apparently rocking. >> maybe waking up with us this morning or going to bed shortly. a lot hasertainly changed with how the super bowl game has played and really watched over the past five decades. >> we'll get a look back. "today in the bay" shows us how technology has changed the face of football. >> we're going to look at the past, present, and future of the sport. >> reporter: at the super bowl 50 media center. >> i represent the past. >> joe montana. >> they used to send the photos down with big metal clips. there was a wire that came from
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the top. >> reporter: and legends in the making like drew brees. are helping to show journalists how technology has helped make the game better. >> you're able to see the development of a play. >> reporter: but how it might shape the way the game is played and watched in the future. >> for the first time you can track a player's movements when he's on the field. >> reporter: with technology we already move from one thing to the next pretty quickly. just look at all the information now on our watches. looking good, and soon watching football live or at home will look better. >> you can see how far things have come in the last 25 views. >> from player views to chips on players. >> get more stats like heart rate, hydration levels. >> reporter: and soon the live stadium experience could be sent right to your home. >> you can take like the tv and make an entire -- like the wall
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around it basically fill out the rest of the experience the way that you'd kind of see it as a fan at the stadium. >> reporter: or the tv experience will be put into your phone while you're at the stadium. >> when you're used to seeing where the first down line is, when you're used to seeing where field goal range is, you kind -- you might miss that if you don't have that there. >> and it makes you wonder how much longer people are going to be shelling out $5,000 for super bowl tickets when you can watch it like that. >> something about being there though, right? >> that's true. well, we had the crowds, the security, even some football, but up next we'll highlight the generosity of the super bowl in this week's "bay area proud." with the game now just hours
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> not that we're keeping very close track, but the game now just hours away and finishing touches are being put on levi's stadium this morning. as you check out this time lapse of how far the stadium has come
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since that initial construction back in 2012. doesn't feel like it was that long ago. after its second year in operations, levi's is ready to host america's largest sporting event. >> very cool. now it's all painted there on the field with the super bowl 50 logos, panthers, broncos. here we go, finally here. >> who is excited? >> i am. >> we're waiting for anthony to show his enthusiasm. juke tell i'm a real weather man. >> i like it. >> so serious. but isn't this a seriously nice forecast. >> it's really rated easy for us today. highs in the 70s and sunshine. i'm going to take it easy and enjoy the game. as we take a live look out there now, beautiful sunrise. not even one cloud in the sky. so as we go into the rest of the day, we will keep that sunshine and temperatures warming up. you know how it is. it starts out cool but then it feels much more comfortable through the afternoon. in the north bay, it is chilly now. it's only 40 degrees but it's 50
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in san francisco. 45 degrees and mid-40s elsewhere across the bay area. into the afternoon, we're talking upper 60s for the north bay and san francisco. east bay up to 70 degrees. tri-valley 68 as well and some low 70s for the south bay and peninsula with a light wind. so as we take it hour by hour in san jose, we're at 46 degrees at 7:00. and into the rest of the day you see how quickly those temperatures warm up. 1:00 we're at 68 degrees, and reaching into the low 70s today and temperatures cooling off quickly again tonight. so we keep this calm weather because of high pressure, but there will be some cold fronts moving through by the middle of the week. that will bring our temperatures a little bit closer to normal. we've been well above normal the best couple of days, and then by the end of the week, more clouds and possibly some showers by friday into the weekend. so now our temperatures for the next three days as we get ready to start the week after the super bowl is over with.
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we'll be heading back to work, keeping the same kind of weather into the upper 60s to lower 70s. in the north bay up to 70 degrees. east shore 72 degrees tomorrow and the tri-valley at 70 degrees. so even though all of the fun will be over with with the super bowl, we're still going to have this gorgeous weather. so what can we expect on the roads, anthony? >> since it is a sunday, we don't have that huge traffic that we usually see during the rush hour, so i want to start you off with san francisco shot. if you're just visiting this weekend, keep in mind the super bowl is actually in claire, so it's about a 45-minute commute down the peninsula where you can see things are moving smooth. you have two options. you can take 101 or 280. you can also take caltrans and that will get you toward the vta. get off at the mountain view exit and take vta over to levi's stadium and get off on the great america parkway exit. the road in front of levi's stadium, tasman, is closed and will remain closed. we're seeing traffic building
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across great america parkway. you want to arrive early. laura and sam, back to you. >> a lot of people arriving early to get their hands on tickets. >> oh, yeah. there still are some. >> what would you do if you found two tickets to the super bowl? one san francisco man right now trying his hardest to find the rightful owner. >> what if you were the one that lost them? this guy found them, christian wang. he found them friday afternoon. they're worth $1,800 each. after making sure they weren't fake he tried to find the owners. so far no one has come forward with the correct gate, section, row, and seat numbers. he jokingly told us it could be a case of divine intervention. >> i'm a man of faith. i have been praying for super bowl tickets, by the way. and so -- seriously, so when tickets come up in a black envelope with no address, no note -- i mean, some people can just -- i mean, maybe it's from
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god, you know what i mean? >> it's a gift. well, he works for a nonprofit. if the correct owners don't claim the tickets in really the next few hours, wang says he's either going to give the tickets to one of the nonprofit's top donors or a staff member. >> felt like the p.o. box on the return address wasn't 1 heaven lane. thank you very much, god. >> with the super bowl comes a lot of big money as well. the next story involves the big game and millions of dollars but not in the way you might think. >> garvin thomas introduces us to a game-changer in today's "bay area proud." >> reporter: among the five grant winners, la clinica is a veteran of the group. they have been providing health services in the east bay for 45 years. school based health centers are just one way that la clinica has been reaching young people in the east bay for years. the medical care they are
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providing there does more, they say, than just keep kids healthy. >> when we do our job, attendance at school increases. school performance increases. graduation rates increase. >> reporter: but that doesn't mean la clinica isn't interested in doing better, which is where the game-changer grant comes into play. for all the great medical care they were giving teens, they realized mental health services were something they could also provide. in a familiar setting where young people would feel comfortable talking about the issues of violence or trauma they were facing at home or elsewhere. >> with these dollars, we're going to be able to put a therapist in every single one of our schools. >> reporter: what that means is a doubling in just one year of the number of young people they're helping. >> the ability to provide this service on school grounds is what makes it different, and that's -- we're getting it at the very beginning, and that's what is going to make this a
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home run or a touchdown. >> reporter: yes. when the super bowl 50 fund gives you half a million dollars, that is a touchdown. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> that's a big win. if you know of someone doing something nice for others, garvin, the rest of us at nbc bay area, we'd love to hear from you. head to our website, nbcbayarea.com and just search bay area proud. >> i hope they keep doing it forever. coming up next, it's not all about the game. much of the talk tonight will be focused on the halftime show and, yes, the national anthem with stephanie germ ngata or lady gaga. >> that's impressive. >> i did my homework. >> what to expect from one of the most anticipated performances of the year. >> i should have wore that today.
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(singing) i just can't wait to meet you, sweet child you're on the way, i'm filled with expectation, and you're growing everyday...
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(instrumental) team is playing in this 6:54 sunday morning. super bowl sunday morning. so neither bay area football team playing this the game but the history will be on full display. >> we have been stockpiling talent for decades. several will be participating in the coin flip. after steve young and jim plunkett, let's go to three-time mvp joe montana actually flipping the coin. joining him is fellow niners hall of famers jerry rice and steve young.
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across the bay for the raiders, we have former super bowl mvps marcus allen, jim plunkett and fred biletnikoff. >> you might be watching the game for the commercials or the great half time show. >> that might be the number one focus and we can ends that. a rush to the head for coldplay. they're going to be the headliners of the halftime show. they're not the only ones hitting the stage though. a little beyonce and now bruno mars joining the team as well. as for the national anthem, lady gaga has the honors. buckle your seat belts. one of the perks of having the super bowl in your neck of the woods is all the a-listers come along with it. over 500 selectcelebrities and athletes were in the sow bay. the ticket price to attend the big event was $3,000. jay leno was the emcee for the night. celebrity co-hosts were former giants all-star matt williams
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and 49ers super bowl legend joe montana. >> i mean, the money that's made from here, the opportunities that are going to come from here are just tremendous. >> the whole area benefits from it and it's wonderful for the nfl to really make sure they're giving back. >> just awesome there. using that as a platform to help other people. montana joined by his wife, jennifer. last year's event raised over $1 million. that was a record for super bowl charity. if you want to stay away from the football mad sentence completely, there's plenty of other activities you can enjoy on this super bowl sunday. for instance, you can go to a museum. many places like san francisco's california academy of sciences and the oakland museum of california are offering free admission today. explore and learn about the city through a san francisco walking tour. all those events are free. >> so much to do here. 6:56. coming up at 7:00, our super bowl 50 team coverage continues. >> reporter: how do you secure
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levi's stadium on a day like today? i'm bob redell. that story coming up. >> reporter: i'm chuck coppola live at levi's stadium where the workers are already arriving. fans will soon follow. how to get here, where to park, all these details coming up. and bring on those crowds. another live look at santa clara, levi's stadium. now just a couple hours before fans are allowed to show up. "today in the bay's" anthony slaughter is going to break down all the road closures and the detours you need to know about if you're trying to get to the game.
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from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> are you ready for some football? live look from san francisco all the way to levi's stadium in santa clara. the bay area gets ready to host its first super bowl in more than three decades. good morning and thanks so much for joining us for this special super bowl he had disof "today in the bay." i'm laura garcia-cannon.
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>> and i'm sam brock. we're just a couple hours away or a few hours from super bowl 50 right here in the bay area. our "today in the bay" team is here to bring you everything you need to know but right now let's get a quick check of the game day forecast with kari, and she is not going to disappoint. >> we do have some great weather today. it's cool as you head out this morning or if you're staying in and prepping the food for the big game, we will have temperatures right now at 38 degrees in napa and it's 46 degrees in san jose. in time for the game we're up to 67 degrees for those pregame activities and right around kickoff we're at 72. halftime, 68 degrees and a lot of sunshine all day long. so beautiful weather. doesn't get any better than this. so let's check in now with sam and laura. >> kari, thank you. another live look from levi's stadium. electric this morning. the entire area surrounding it on lockdown right now as
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security is at its highest level. >> "today in the bay's" bob redell is live inside the secured area. are things starting to pick up? >> reporter: well, this area has been on lockdown for over 12 hours, since 5:00 last night. if you look over here to the right, you can see the parking lot just outside levi's stadium. there's nobody in here except for law enforcement and it looks like people who are working the event and a few fans, but as far as cars go, you're not allowed in here and i'm just showing you just to give you a sense of just the layers of security that they have out here and how hard it is to get in here. you're not going to get into this venue unless you have a ticket or an authorized credential of some sort. so members of the military armed with assault weapons along with law enforcement, they have been patrolling and guarding the entrances to levi's stadium. the parking lots, not this one, but the other ones will be opening up at 9:00. the gates later at 11:00 along with the fan zone which is under that large tend out levi's
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stadium. the security presence will be felt from above as military helicopters have been patrolling the skies over super bowl 50. a no-fly zone from san jose to just south of sfo will be going about an hour from game time. the department of homeland security has deemed this to be a tier one event, the second highest level of security. law enforcement won't tell us exactly how many officers will be deployed here, but we know that that number is going to be in the thousands. we know that san jose police will be playing a large role, sending in officers under cover. that department alone has canceled vacations and days off so they can help secure this event while still covering regular 911 calls. they are one of 60 agencies from the local, state, and federal levels participating in super bowl operations. super bowl 50 is considered to be a possible terrorist target because of its high profile and because of the mass shootings in san bernardino and paris. that being said, there are no known credible threats against
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levi's stadium so far. reporting live here outside levi's stadium in santa clara, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> all right, bob. thank you. not far from where bob redell is we find chuck coppola near the stadium. a lot of items people have to know about not being able to take inside. >> reporter: that's right. among them selfie sticks, big bags for two. backpacks, fannie packs, things of that nature. we'll get into that a little more in a moment. i want to show you a live look at parking lot ten on the west side of the stadium. you can see it's a bit of a staging area for some of the bomb squad and other security personnel. a lot of golf carts to shuttle people around, and if you look even farther to the left, you can see that great america parkway is still open to traffic. it will remain open for traffic, we are told. tasman to the north, however, is closed near the convention center. we're still two hours away from the parking lots opening, and already a lot of the food servers have been arriving. these are folks who will be
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working the corporate tents as well as that game day fan plaza you mentioned earlier. that's open to fans with tickets. the gates will open at 11:00. most people will be taking shuttles and buses. uber has a drop-off and pickup point at red lot seven, north of the stadium. the taxi drop-off will be on calle de luna east of the stadium. another option is to drive to mountain view. you can park there and take shuttles or take vta to the game. parking lots are at bryant between west evelyn and villa streets. also there's a parking lot at california street, and once you get to the stadium, you will see an awful lot of security. as i mentioned, selfie sticks, packbacks, cameras with lenses larger than six inches will not be permitted along with camera bags won't be permitted. you can bring your camera but not the bag. also you can bring your binoculars, just not the bag as well. over here you can see a lot of other people are moving in here. they're starting to come into
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the game. these are folks who are going to be working this. let's take it over to anthony slaughter with a live look at traffic. >> as you were telling about some of the folks in levi's stadium, the thing to remember if you're visiting town, san francisco is not where the game is. you've got to actually do some traveling down the peninsula to get into the south bay. it's about a 45-minute commute. you can take 280 or 101. those are your driving options. you can also take caltrain and that's the public transit that will get you down towards vta. once you get towards the mountain view exit off of caltrain, you hop over to vta and take that right in front of the stadium. that will drop you off at the great america parkway exit, the exit you want to get off at. tasman will be closed through the duration of the day so if you're coming from the opposite direction, b.a.r.t. and vta is a good idea from the east bay commuters for you folks there. laura and sam, back over to you guys. >> thanks so much, anthony. let's take a live look at san francisco right now. the sun coming up. didn't take long for super bowl city to reach capacity last
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night. thousands of people packed the venue to hear headliner alicia keys perform. ♪ four entry gates had to be closed down before the evening concert even started. fans who came early waited for hours, even just to find parking. northbound lanes of the embarcadero also shut down. many gathering around even outside the city stage just to listen. >> yeah, of course. everyone is going to come out here for the weekend, and it's the very last day so why not come out? >> it was quite the show. if you haven't checked out super bowl city just yet, you've still got a chance to do so, but it ends at 3:00 this afternoon. >> all those pop tents still popping. if you're having last-minute thoughts about seeing the super bowl in person, there are still tickets on sale depending upon how you look at this you might consider it kind of a bargain. >> that's right. right now on stub hub the cheapest ticket available just under $2,800. really not bad considering the
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average price is around $4,700. that's on pace for the highest ever for a super bowl. the average price for the last super bowl was $4,200 a ticket. ticket master says most of the ticket sales are right here in california. >> no question, some folks who shemed out $5,000 are probably shaking their heads a little bit. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up next, a changerous chp chase ends in a fiery crash killing several people not far from super bowl celebrations in san francisco. the reason that officers pursued the car in the first place. plus, a dangerous situation for one bay area family as their home comes loose from its foundation. what officials are doing now to keep the surrounding area safe. and safety measures already in place at levi's as we've been reporting this morning. things starting to ramp up. we're going to check back with bob redell and chuck cop lkocop live from levi's with the latest on what's happening. a live look outside at super
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bowl city.... the fun - wraps up today - but 7:09. let's take a live peek outside super bowl city this morning along the embarcadero. the fun there wraps up today but the road closures will stick around for several more days. you can still expect some heavy traffic closures and detours surrounding super bowl city and the nfl experience. the closures are highlighted on the map. the biggest impact is along the embarcadero in front of the ferry building and by the moscone center. >> here is a live look at santa clara near great america parkway, one of the areas that's surely going to be packed throughout the day. it isn't right now but we're following this very closely. "today in the bay's" anthony slaughter is monitoring traffic and road closures. he will have more details for news minutes. other top stories we're following right now, a busy san francisco intersection is back open following a chp chase that ended in a deadly crash. three people inside the car were
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killed. the chp says the car was doing donuts near the intersection of brannan and 9th streets at 9:30 last night. officers tried to pull the car over but the driver took off running red lights before eventually hitting a taxi and catching fire. the taxi driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive. in san jose a tense s.w.a.t. standoff came to a peaceful end with the suspect surrendering to police a few hours ago. it started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon at a home year 15th and taylor streets. it started with a call about a man with a knife and a family dispute. after a nine-hour-long standoff the suspect surrendered and is now under arrest. in berkeley a home is red tagged after it shifted from its foundation rupturing gas lines and causing a chimney to collapse. happened last night on wheeler street near telegraph and ashby avenues. the fire department says the house shifted two to three feet. the homeowner was upstairs when
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it happened but was not hurt. you want to be a tough guy. >> be sure what we're going to do, we're going to build a wall, triple the border patrol, we're going to increase and actually since donald enjoys that, i will simply say i have somebody in mind to build it. >> well, let's not forget on this super bowl sunday the political football also at play. some heated exchanges at last night's republican debate. the last debate before tuesday's new hampshire primary. we're going to have much more coming up in our next half hour. from the political game to the football game, up next, our super bowl coverage continues as we take a live look at levi's stadium this morning. we're now just hours away from kickoff. we'll have a live report from the heart of the action coming up in just two minutes. as we take a live look at the sunrise over san jose, clear and colorful and a lot of sun this afternoon. we'll talk about those temperatures coming up in the microclimate forecast. i'm anthony slaughter
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tracking that morning commute helping you get to levi's stadium. you can use lots of public transit options. we'll have those for you coming up in a full report.
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if you've been to one of the concerts this week, you know a lot of performers in town, a lot of entertainment. >> the band huey lewis and the news played hit after hit at santa clara university last night. although it wasn't a sold out crowd, still an exciting experience for many locals. huey lewis told us it's great to perform again where he grew up. >> we love this place. we've been playing in santa clara for 40 years, you know, longer really because we were in two bands before this one. this was a road trip for us back then, and now it's a hometown game. >> it's nostalgic to hear that music again from when i was a kid and he's opening with it again 30 years later. >> he is like knocking the socks off of people. he's relating to everybody. he's acting like everybody in the crowd is a one-on-one, and
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it's very intimate. >> very fun. well, our own mike inouye was the emcee at yesterday's celebration. he's rocking out there. welcome back. now a live look at super bowl city this morning after more than a week of hype and lavish parties in san francisco, the focus and all the attention now shifts about 45 miles to the south to levi's stadium in santa clara. >> and that's where we find "today in the bay's" jay gray. what's the atmosphere out there like now? kind of the excitement before the game? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, laura and sam. we've seen a few fans out here even before the sun rise. we got out here to kind of beat those crowds, and also maybe to get an idea of who might win this game. all the hype is just about over now. >> broncos! >> reporter: it is finally game day by the bay. >> at super bowl 50 our team, the denver broncos, what an
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opportunity, an experience of a lifetime. >> reporter: the fans have reached a fever pitch. >> we love you, baby! >> reporter: and the teams say they're pumped up and ready to play. even these rough players are ready for the annual puppy bowl. lady gaga will sing the national anthem, beyonce and bruno mars will join coldplay at halftime. >> it is such a huge event, as you say. there's nothing bigger for a band. >> reporter: so now the only question left is, who will win? and for that you've got to turn to the experts. >> the broncos. >> reporter: while la la the panda is going with the panthers. no surprise who the horse is going to pick. and shasta the otter is, well, waving the broncos flag, sort of. none of these animals were hurt during the filming of their picks which they ves is strictly
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for fun and should not be used for wagering purposes. and a safe bet here, it's going to be a beautiful day. a look at the sunrise here at the stadium. it's been coming up for the last 15, 20 minutes, and just spectacular. we are starting to see some more activity, some folks working in and around the stadium. the lights have come on. there are, again, some fans that have shown up. so i don't know if they're wrapping up the party last night or starting early for super sunday. either way should be a spectacular day out here. sam, laura, back to you. >> we've been blessed with some really nice weather for today. good to have you in town, jay. >> looking sleek in that gray jacket, jay gray. don't think we missed that. >> not showing who he's rooting for though just yet. 7:18 right now. the only references to cats and dogs today is the puppy bowl because there's no rain in the forecast. in fact, it is looking spectacular. >> yeah. it's beautiful out there. i mean, how do we get any better
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than this? well, if you want to get away from all the craziness and the crowds, you might want to head to ocean beach, but keep in mind there is a beach hazard statement in effect. that means that waves will be high at times and you never want to turn your back to the ocean, and there may be some rip currents out there. wet suits needed with this very cold air and the water temperature is as well. now it's 48 degrees in san francisco. it's 46 degrees in the peninsula and the north bay now at 40 degrees. and we've had some cold air, especially in the north bay, where you start out in napa at 40 degrees and petaluma also at 40. we will have a breeze. the wind blowing offshore and it will be light for most of the morning, but a little bit more breezy along the immediate coast. picking up as we go into the evening. here we are at 5:00 and the wind are blowing offshore at 20 miles an hour in san francisco and oakland. while mostly calm elsewhere.
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with that light wind and all of that sunshine, our temperatures will continue to warm up, and we're at about 72 degrees at kickoff and halftime, when the performers hit the stage, it will be 68 degrees. now, we're looking at highs in the mid-70s for the south bay. the peninsula right at about 70 degrees. san francisco, some upper 60s. and 75 degrees in san to rosa while oakland is at 71 degrees. high pressure keeping the weather systems away, but as that slides to the east, we'll be getting ready for some more average temperatures heading into the middle of the week. still no rain until maybe the end of the week when that cloud cover increases. and so for the start of the week once all this activity and the excitement is over with, we'll still have this gorgeous weather with temperatures still running well above normal. now, let's check in with anthony and see if there's any changes out there. >> well, you know, it is a sunday so we don't have that rush hour traffic we're used to seeing, so that's the great news if you're trying to get down into the south bay from san francisco. you can see realtime traffic map
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shows lots of green denotediing things are moving without any problems. as you move down the peninsula, this is where you have to do some traveling. if you're coming in from san francisco, you have 101 or 280 you can use. 280 is a little bit of a longer commute, 15 minutes longer, and we have a couple accidents. 101 is probably your best bet right now. if you're using public transit, caltrain is the best option. that will take you down to mountain view and then hop over to vta that will take you to great america parkway exit and drop you off right in front of levi's stadium. so we'll have the work-arounds for you and more accidents in the east bay. east bay commuters, b.a.r.t. and vta is your best option there. back to you, sam and laura. >> thank you, anthony. while some watch the super bowl for the game and the wiener dogs and the ketchup, others obviously tune in for the commercials. we're going to give you a glimpse of what everyone is going to be talking about monday morning. >> those are always fun. the only other times the bay
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area hosted a super bowl was 31 years ago. super bowl xix was played on january 20th, 1985, at stanford stadium. more than 84,000 people were on hand to see the 49ers capture their second championship beating the miami dolphins 38-16. hall of famer joe montana was named the game's most valuable player. he'll be doing the coin flip today and we'll be back with more news, including continuing team coverage of super bowl 50.
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so sweet. ok, we're going to need a napkin gooey, flaky, happy. toaster strudel. sunday: laura/live x== another live look at vi' 7:24, welcome back on this super bowl sunday. another live look at levi's stadium this morning. kickoff now just hours away, and besides passes from peyton manning and cam newton, not much else should be flying around the stadium today. starting at 2:00 this afternoon, no aircraft will be able to fly within a 32-mile radius of levi's unless permitted by the
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faa. >> as competitive as today's int super bowl might be on the field or not, the battle on the tv during time-outs could be quite fierce. >> this year's batch of super bowl ads could present a course correction from last year. >> reporter: if last year's super bowl commercials pulled heartstrings, this year's target the funny bone. >> humor is by far the most used approach in the super bowl ads. >> doritos once again a using unknowns to deliver laughs. but skittles hopes star power hits the comedic sweet spot. >> when it works it can be really effective, but when it falls flat, not so much. >> honda's hedging its humor bet with another advertising staple. >> kids and animals sell well. >> reporter: but in contrast to last year's somber nationwide ad -- >> which really was one of the most historic ad flops in super bowl history. >> reporter: budweiser is trying
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british wit to helen mirren. >> so stop it. >> reporter: there is often shelf life beyond game day. >> people are on average more prone to share humorous ads. >> reporter: social media is where many of the ads have already been teased. >> are you ready? >> reporter: or premiered in full which carries risk. >> when you lose the element of surprise, i think it limits the impact in the super bowl. >> reporter: but with more than 100 million consumers watching sunday -- >> in my face! >> reporter: advertisers hope the last laugh is theirs. mark barger, nbc news. >> i kind of can't wait for the commercials now. >> two words for you, christopher walken. we both were laughing at that. i can't wait. it's 7:26 right now. while many of us will watch today's showdown, others might take this opportunity to maybe enjoy some of the bay area's unique places minus the normal crowds. some things to do today if
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you're trying to avoid all of this football madness. >> reporter: and we'll tell you about the herculean task in keeping super bowl 50 safe and secure. that story coming up. i'm chuck coppola live at levi's stadium where everyone is starting to arrive for the big game. how to get here, where to park, all that coming up.
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from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> all right, laura. it's very important that when we say this, we say it with a gravelly voice like hank j williams, jr. are you ready for some football? the bay area getting ready to host its first super bowl in more than three decades.
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do you feel like i delivered? >> i think so. >> thank you for joining us for this special edition, the super bowl edition of "today in the bay." i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. from years to months to day and now just hours away from super bowl 50 right here in the bay area. our "today in the bay" team to bring you everything you need to know. right now let's get a quick check of the game day forecast. we have kari and it looks like a gorgeous start. >> a great way to start out the day but, of course, it's cool. that's the way we start pretty much every morning in the bay area. in the mid-40s for most of us. even some upper 30s in the north bay. so an extra layer or two needed as you head out and getting a head start on those crowds heading to levi's stadium. and as we go into the day, it warms up nicely. so pregame it will be sunny. 67 degrees. 72 right around kickoff and halftime at 68 degrees. overall, i think we score a 10 out of 10 with this forecast. now, i'll send it back to you, sam and laura. >> touchdowns all around.
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thank you very much, kari. another live look at levi's stadium. you see the sun starting to peak out over the horizon there. the entire area surrounding it on lockdown right now as security is at its highest level. >> "today in the bay's" bob redell is live inside the secured area. what's it like out there right now, bob? >> reporter: well, there's definitely a heavy law enforcement and military presence out here. good morning to you, sam and laura. it should be noted there are no known credible threats against levi's stadium here on this super bowl sunday, but the department of homeland security considers this venue to be a possible terrorist target not only because it's high profile but because also of the mass shootings in san bernardino and paris. as you're looking down there, that's tasman which has been shut down. we just saw a tow truck driving by towing a vehicle that was probably parked in the wrong spot that shouldn't have been here. as you pan to the right, you will notice what is normally a full parking lot before a football game is empty out here except for any authorized
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vehicles, and this is, of course, just illustrating that security ring, that zone of safety as they have established around levi's stadium. you're not going to be coming close to this venue unless you are ticketed or you have an approved credential and those gates, biy the way, and this fa zone is not going to be opening until 11:00 this morning. the department of homeland security has deemed this a tier one event. that's the second highest level of security. there are around 60 agencies from the state, local, and national level participating in security operations. law enforcement won't tell us exactly how many officers will be deployed here, but we know that the number is in the thousands. not only on the ground, but overhead as well. military helicopters have been and will be patrolling the skies over levi's stadium, and about an hour before game time, the faa will enact a no-fly zone that will extend just south of sfo down the peninsula to santa clara, of course, where the stadium is at and even into san jose. that is why levi's stadium and
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the area that surrounds it is considered for today at least to be one of the safest and most secure spots in the country, arguably the world. reporting live outside levi's stadium, santa clara, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> not far from where bob is, we find chuck coppola live near the stadium where there are people out there as well. a lot of police presence. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of people are already arriving, most of them food servers and people working some of the corporate catering tents. we saw about 30 just travel across the street here on great america parkway and old glory here in santa clara. i just talked to a couple of police officers. they say that this will remain open, this great america parkway, throughout the game. however as it gets to the third and fourth quarter, they will reverse the flow of traffic and facilitate people leaving the parking lot. it will all be going northbound except for perhaps one lane going southbound. the fans will begin arriving
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9:00 a.m. many of them on vta trains. there's special sb 50 trains. you will need a voucher as well as a $20 pass to use vta. you can buy that with your smartphone. we also have some websites to help you navigate all this. the nbcbayarea.com, our own website, of course. along with levisstadium.com, caltrain.com and vta.org. and if you are driving to mountain view, there are some parking lots we should let you know about. bryant street between west evelyn and villa streets. also bryant at california. now, the workers began arriving very early this morning in the darkness making their way through the security checkpoints and while we're talking about security checkpoints, if you are coming to the game or you know someone who is coming to the game, let them know they cannot bring their selfie stick, cannot bring their camera bag, they can bring the camera but not the bag. can't bring a tripod, can't bring a camera with a lens larger than six inches.
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you see more people coming to the stadium here. let's take it over now to anthony slaughter for a live look at traffic. anthony? >> hey, chuck. well, this morning we want to remind folks that all week long super bowl activities have been in san francisco, so you're going to have to do some traveling to get down to santa clara. right now you can see roadways are wide open. we don't have any concerns getting out of san francisco. 101 and 280 looking pretty good all the way down the peninsula. it's a 45-mile commute so you have public transit options. you can take caltrain and vta. vta drops you off in front of levi's stadium. you notice tasman is closed. if you are trying to come from the other side, perhaps from first street, vul to use another route to get near levi stadium because you won't be able to use tasman this morning but great america parkway right there as you saw chuck out, starting to see traffic building, especially where some of the parking lots are, so keep in mind it is going to be jam packed later on. but right now looking pretty good. sam and laura, back to you. >> we'll check back with you.
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if you're planning on using ride sharing, you might want to make other plans if you plan on taking uber to levi's stadium. the ride sharing app drivers are threatening a protest. now, it's unclear if he will slow traffic around the stadium or stay home rather than take passengers to the game. or maybe it's all just a threat. drivers say that uber lowered its fares for winter and they're not making enough money now. uber says it had to do that because of a winter slump in ridership. and if you want to stay away from the football madness completely, there's plenty of other activities you can enjoy on this super bowl sunday. for instance, you can head to a museum. many places like the california academy of sciences and the oakland museum of california are offering free admission. explore and learn about the city through a san francisco walking tour as well that is also free. a recognizable face that's most certainly not staying away. the panthers number one fan might just be the bay area's own steph curry. >> and you know no surprise curry will be at the game this afternoon.
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he grew up in charlotte and is an avid panthers fan. he's good friends with cam newton and last year curry got to beat the panthers jump. this year it's a trip to the big game. >> 15-1 regular season and then obviously a super bowl appearance is pretty special. i've been rooting for this team since '94-'95, and, you know, it's the second opportunity to hopefully bring a lombardi trophy back to charlotte. we'll be rooting for them down in santa clara at niners stadium and should be a great experience not only for those players to be able to play in a game like this, but for the fans who have been following them so diehard and loyally. >> you saw there curry is not sporting a newton jersey. he will be wearing his custom shirt sporting the panthers tradition. keep pounding the drum. >> you'd love to see steph curry with a football in his hands, too. he'd be amazing. from one possible future hall of famer to the nfl hall of
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famers just announced. the bay area faces heading to canton, ohio.
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welcome back.. a live look from above super bowl city... if you're th 7:40, welcome back to a live look from above super bowl city. what a gorgeous day. if you're thinking today is actually a good day to check it out because everyone will be watching the game, head out there early. it is actually only open from 11:00 this morning until 3:00 this afternoon before crews will start packing everything up. then you can watch the game. the nfl fan experience just down the street is open from 10e clo 10:00 until 2:00. 49ers and raiders fans got good news. historic figures from both organizations got the call from the hall of fame. >> former 49ers owner eddie debartolo jr. earned this honor
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years after leading san francisco to five super bowl victories. many of his teammates were there showing their support. >> having super bowl 50 here in the bay area after all the years that we battled and played here is something that i don't know if anybody could ever write a better script. >> and raiders legend kenny "the snake" stabler also voted in. he died last year of colon cancer. the quarterback who was known for his colorful major led the raiders to their first super bowl victory in the 1976 season. by the way, more honors handed out. 49ers wide receiver anquan boldin named the walter payton man of the year for his extensive charity work. boldin's foundation helps needy families give out several scholarships to college students and works overseas to help people in poor countries. boldin becomes the first 49ers player to ever win that very
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high honor. >> nice to see his giving spirit honored. still ahead, a 6-month-old  baby girl rescued from rubble two days after a devastating earthquake in taiwan. plus -- >> the best thing about having the super bowl in san francisco is we get two weeks of hype. >> call him a super fan. maybe this year a golden fan. we'll introduce you to one guy who has been to every super bowl. what made the very first one so special and also what makes the 50th so unusual. well, one thing that will help is the gorgeous weather we're having across the bay area today. a live look outside at levi's stadium. more news ahead. ==ant/@ck== (ant ad libs) and as we take a live look outside from the golden gate bridge, seeing the travelers maybe heading to the south bay. we'll talk about that and the forecast coming up. and anthony slaughter here tracking that morning commute for you. we'll get you over the brige and in into the south bay after this with a full traffic report coming up. dge
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and into the south bay after this with a full traffic report coming up. some top stories we're following
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right now: a busy san francisco quarter to 8:00, some top stories. a busy san francisco intersection is back open following a chp chase that ended in a deadly crash. three people inside the car were killed. the chp says the car was doing doughnuts near brannan and 9th streets at 9:30 last night. officers tried to pull the driver over, but they say it took off running red lights before eventually hitting a taxi and catching fire. the taxi driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to
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survive. in berkeley, a home is red tagged this morning after it shifted from its foundation rupturing gas lines and causing a chimney to collapse. this happened last night on wheeler street right by telegraph and ashby avenues. the fire department says the house shifted two to three feet. the homeowner was upstairs when this happened and was not hurt. in taiwan this morning, search crews managed to rescue a 6-month-old baby girl from the rubble of a building that collapsed in friday's 6.4 earthquake. at least 26 people died. but officials say there are at least 190 people trapped alive inside one crumbled high rise alone. hundreds others are hurt. now to decision 2016 and not lost in the super bowl shuffle, the last gop debate before the critical new hampshire primary which saw the return, by the way, of donald trump, and with trump well ahead in the new hampshire polls, the other candidates were all focused on marco rubio who has now soared into second. >> you have not been involved in
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a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. you just simply haven't. >> well, the candidates all ganged up on rubio for being a first-term senator. donald trump was on the attack after sitting out the debate before the iowa caucuses. but the candidates were quick to fire back against trump, especially about his comments regarding deporting every undocumented immigrant. >> i couldn't even imagine how we would even begin to think about taking a mom or a dad out of a house when they have not committed a crime since they've been here, leaving their children in the house? i mean, that is not, in my opinion, the kind of values that we believe in. >> well, coming up on "meet the press" at 8:00 this morning right after "today in the bay," it's a packed show. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and donald trump will all join chuck todd as we're now just two days away from the new hampshire primary. it's 7:47 right now. super bowl sunday morning. lots of excitement across the bay area because it is here.
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we've been counting down to super bowl 50 it seems like forever and finally the day is here. taking a live look outside at levi's stadium. the sun already up, shining brightly today. going to be a nice one. >> it is going to be fantastic. fantastic -- >> oh, yeah. >> double up. >> it's going to be great. >> when you have warm temperatures, it's the warmest it's been in a couple months here, so we are really lucking out. let's take a live look from tiburon looking towards the golden gate bridge. you can see it there in the distance. just such a beautiful way to start out this day. we'll check in with anthony here in a couple minutes to see what's happening out there on those roadways. temperatures now are at 45 degrees in livermore. 46 in san carlos and oakland. cool start, grab a jacket as you head out but you'll be taking it off today. even in san francisco after starting out in the upper 50s, here is the lunchtime temperature and right before the fans start to pack into the stadium, we will be in the low
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60s and a lot of people just hanging back staying in san francisco. we'll enjoy some sunshine and highs today reaching into the mid-60s. mid-70s for the south bay. los gatos up to 74 degrees. palo alto, 70 degrees. and on the embarcadero, up to 64 degrees. in the north bay, we're up to 70 in napa. oakland, 71, and pleasanton also at 71 degrees. we've had high pressure, it's been steering those low pressure systems and the rain well to the north of us, but by the middle of the week, that will move off to the east and it will make way for a cold front a dry one. it doesn't look at this point to bring us any rain but maybe some more showers in the forecast by the end of the week. we need that rain to come on back after this spell of some dry weather, and our temperatures well above average. we should be in the lower 60s, but we're up to 75 degrees in the south bay. in the peninsula in the upper 60s by the middle of the week, and san francisco holds steady in the mid to upper 60s.
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we also have some 70s. i think the warmest day will be tomorrow. looking at the outlook into the new workweek, starting out near 70 degrees. the average high is just 59 degrees, and by the end of the week it will start to get a little bit closer to that. i think by the weekend we'll start to see more clouds and we'll bring those temperatures back on down. let's check in now with anthony to see what's happening on the roadways. >> this morning traffic moving without a problem. thtion a sunday so we don't have that major rush hour traffic but i want to show you san francisco right now getting down into the south bay because, keep in mind, all the activities have been in san francisco all week, and now you've got to do some traveling down the peninsula, 101 and also 280 will get through. the green tick marx doks does de roadways are wide open. keep in mind, vta and caltrain is another option you can use and vta will actually drop you off right in front of the stadium. keep in mind, tasman is closed, and you can see since our last report we're starting to see
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traffic build on great america parkway and coming from the over direction, folks are getting caught off-guard because, again, tasman is closed, so you have to use another option if you're trying to get to the stadium earsterlrly this morning. >> 7 1/2 hours away, anthony, and they're already starting to build. so is the excitement. a live look right now at levi's stadium, home of super bowl 50. did you know there was a different type of football played in the first game in the stadium's history? the san jose earthquakes, the proper football, beat the seattle sounder in front of nearly 49,000 fans back in august of 2014. the first regular season 49ers game was held in september of that year. they lost to the chicago bears. levi's stadium has now held several concerts from the grateful dead to the ever popular taylor swift. the swifties were there. the first concert was held in may of last year, and that featured kenny chesney and jason aldean. he's the super bowl's ultimate fan. san francisco's larry jacobson has gone to every super bowl game. >> the true iron man.
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the cost of a ticket 50 years ago, about 12 bucks. while many will pay thousands to go to super bowl 50, for larry and his friends, it's free. here is "today in the bay's" janelle wang with more. >> 50 years later i could have invested in an apartment house. >> reporter: larry jacobson can't wait until super bowl 50. >> the best thing about having the super bowl in san francisco is we get two weeks of hype. >> reporter: the fans, the football, and the fashth ct he doesn't have to travel this year. >> i'm saving money on airfare and hotel and on rent a car. >> reporter: it's a hail mary from larry's first super bowl in los angeles where he took a young woman on a first date. >> i put the whole thing together for less than $100. that's the tickets, the airline fare. the long and the short was she wasn't impressed with football and she wasn't impressed with me. >> reporter: he's a member of an ultra exclusive group called never miss a super bowl club. the five met after a newspaper article about super fans came out in 1999. and they saw each other the next year at super bowl 34 in atlanta.
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>> i had never met these guys before, and i didn't know whether they were going to drink up a storm or what was going to happen. >> reporter: but larry hit it off with the group right away, including don crissman of maine. >> i said whom do you write for? he says i write for the "philatelic magazine." i said to myself immediately this, guy is a phony. he's my kind of man. >> reporter: but the process hasn't always been easy for larry. at super bowl vi he got into an argument with an officer about parking. >> i said don't you think you're being chicken bleep about this? he said did you call me chicken bleep? i said i sure did. he said you're under arrest. >> he bailed out before the game started. this year the nfl is comping the club's tickets but larry said football and great friends never came at a steep price. >> i don't know and i don't want to know. >> that was janelle wang reporting. larry says the trio never makes bets but he's rooting for the carolina panthers.
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>> betting we keep him out of jail this time around. neither bay area football team is playing in this year's contest, the bay area's rich super bowl history will be on full display and that includes during the coin toss. >> six niners and raiders legends will participate in the coin flip, all won super bowl most valuable player awards. three timem vp joe montana flipping the coin. joining him are jerry rice, steve young. representing the raiders, marcus allen, jim plunkett, and fred biletnikoff. >> basically a who's who of football royalty. if you're not a huge football fan you might be watching the game for the commercials or the halftime show. >> it's always going to be fun. coldplay is the headliner this year but they're not the only ones hitting the stage. beyonce and bruno mars will be joining them as well. said to be out and about in the bay area already this week. as for that national anthem, oh, lady gaga, what will she wear as she does the honors?
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>> you know that she's got her poker face when it comes to what she's going to be wearing. >> and the paparazzi will be watching too. the day is finally here, super bowl sunday. after days of parties, all eyes turn to santa clara and levi's stadium. >> let's get to bob redell. bob, the entire area surrounding the stadium on lockdown right now. >> reporter: lockdown since 5:00 last night. good morning to you, sam and laura. levi's stadium right now easily one of the safest and most secure spots in the country, if not the world. you can see what i'm talking about. the parking lot just outside of the stadium void of any cars, and within the past 20 minutes we've seen more members of law enforcement and the military showing up here to take their positions before the parking lots open to fans at 9:00, the gates themselves at 11:00. you're looking at tasman where you can see they've parked cars on the streets to keep the
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streets blocked off. the security measures are not only on the ground but from the skies as well. military helicopters have been patrolling the skies over super bowl 50. a no fly zone from san jose to south of sfo will go into affect an hour from game time. there are no known credible threats against levi's stadium according to the department of homeland security. that being said, the dhs does consider this to be a possible terrorist target, hence the fortress-like security you're seeing. reporting live outside levi's stadium, rob redell, "today in the bay." >> reporter: i'm chuck coppola. now it's a football game. the marching band is here. right behind me homestead high school's marching band has just shown up. the parking lots will open for fans at 9:00 a.m., the gates to the stadium open at 11:00 a.m. if you are driving to mountain view here are some parking lots you might want to know about. bryant street between west evelyn and villa.
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another on bryant at california street. uber will have its drop-off and pickup point at red lot number 7, that's far to the north of tasman. taxi drop-off point and pickup point will be at calle de luna. sh vta has a special light rail trains that will have sb 50 in the window from san jose. there will be some limited stops at metro, airport, convention center, and civic center. some things not permitted selfie sticks, backpacks, and fanny backs. >> we don't encourage fannie packs anyway. >> just from 1975. crookied selfies but straight, nice weather, kari. >> beautiful. kickoff will be at 72 degrees. >> wow. people are going to know why we love the bay area. what about the traffic? >> traffic looking good right now. no major concerns but you can go
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to nbcbayarea.com to find the full list of closures and detours and work arounds. >> and we're not going anywhere either. we'll be back. >> we've got some local news updates coming up. our next big newscast at 4:30 this afternoon.
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new hampshire primary now just two days away. last night, the most bitter republican debate yet. >> there it is. >> he knows -- >> there it is. the memorized 25-second speech. >> at stake, can donald trump rebound from his disappointing iowa finish? can marco rubio ke his momentum going and surge in new hampshire? can bush, kasich or christie survive beyond tuesday? donald trump joins me face-to-face. plus, the democrats are going at each other, too. >> innuendo and insinuation. >> can hillary clinton have her

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