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right now at 5:00, hope for a new future. cuban americans reacting to the death of fidel castro. an east bay rec center gutted by flames. a historic building that serves as a school for hundreds of chirp. first, a steady stream of rain pounding the bay area right now causing dangerous conditions on bay area roadways. >> the news at 5:00 starts right now. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm peggy bunker. we're talking about the bay bridge, let's take you there now. here is the toll plaza, a traffic nightmare, as you can
see bumped up to bumper for miles. >> let's take a look at the reason why. two separate accidents on the upper deck. after 3:00, you can see the emergency vehicles on the scene, cars moving slowly past the crash. >> meteorologist is tracking it for us. >> you can see more rain approaching from the south moving east towards evergreen and more rain moving into san francisco and the tri-valley. that is the view in san francisco as we see the showers passing through. this is in between two storm systems, scattered showers right now. as we move further up the coast, this is what's next, coming in later tonight. this will bring in another round of rain along with chilly temperatures. some spots picking up another half inch of rain overnight. sunday starting off with chilly
numbers in the mid 40s, rain to start things off sunday morning and the chance of a dusting of snow around mt. hamilton. our forecast in a few minutes. >> we'll be talking about the snow coming up. from snow in the sierra to rain in the bay area, check out our app. you can access our live doppler radar or get a detailed forecast if you're traveling. >> strong reaction to the death of fidel castro. this was the scene in miami -- this is the scene in miami. thousands of people in the streets waving the cuban flag, many celebrating his passing, hoping it leads to a better day for cuba. >> we have team coverage of the response to the late dictator's death. celebrations continue in miami. let's begin with nbc bay area's rick boone in san jose. some cubans say this is the beginning of a new future.
>>. >> reporter: i'm at a south bay cuban restaurant. a lot of folks saying this is a weight lifted off their chest. they say it's a new life, especially for those within the country oppressed and those who have escaped. >> this was may 20th. we had left havana the night before. >> reporter: the death of fidel castro has some cuban americans looking back at how far they've come. >> it was an overnight, we left at 5:00 a.m. and got to key west around 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. in the morning. i didn't know what would happen. at times we thought it would sink. >> this 1980 video of 15-year-old juan diaz and his family packed on a refugee boat heading to america after escaping the rule of a dictator. >> it's emotional for me. i left my grandparents, my cousins, aunts, uncles, families
for generations i wasn't able to go see them. >> 36 years later diaz is now the mountain view fire chief. he's never forgotten his roots. >> it gives hopes to all of us and hopes to the people in cuba. >> reporter: proof you can follow your dreams there. just ahead at 6:00, we're going to find out why are so many people cheering on the death of this 90-year-old fidel castro? it may not be what you think. that answer might surprise you. that ahead at 6:00. in the meantime, we're live in san jose, nbc bay area news. democratic leader nancy pelosi releasing a statement that said in part, generations of cuban political prisoners, democracy activists and families suffered under fidel castro's rule. we will continue to press the cuban regime to embrace the
political, social and economic dreams of the cuban people. before death of his death, 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick was getting grilled about a controversial t-shirt he wore with malcolm x and fidel castro. >> he took over a country without any justice, without any elections. >> we do break up families here. that's what mass incarceration is. our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of native americans. >> are you equating the breaking up of cuban families with people going to jail in the united states of america? >> i'm equating the breaking up of families with breaking up of families. >> that was part of an interview are the miami media. his shirt had a caption, like-minded people think alike. the 49ers will play the dolphins in miami tomorrow.
more reaction to the death of fidel castro pouring in from around the globe. here in the united states the sentiment is argue pli the strongest in miami where many cuban exiles are celebrating in the streets. nbc's chris pallone has the details. >> reporter: thousands poured into the streets of miami's little havana as news of castro's death spread, a day many have anticipated for years. >> i'm 34 years old, waiting all my life for this moment. >> reporter: millions fled the island as the communist dictator seized property, silenced the press and jailed dissidents. >> this is something we're celebrating because he has caused pain on all generations of cubans. >> reporter: leaders in congress agree. >> the truth is he was a sadistic murderer who brought great suffering to the 11 million people of cuba. he should not be revealed.
he should be reviled. >> all that it's caused is terrorism and narco trafficking. that's his legacy. >> reporter: president obama who moved to normalize relations with cuba said history will record and judge the impact. while president-elect donald trump said cass stre's legacy is one of theft, unimaginable suffering and denial of fundamental human rights. cuban americans feel little will change in cuba soon. castro's brother raul remanes president, he's 85 and says he will retire in 2018. now there's hope for the future. chris pallone, nbc news new york. >> for complete coverage on the death of fidel castro, that does corporate at 5:30. lester holt anchoring a special edition of nightly news that starts right after this broadcast. a popular rec center
destroyed in an earlier fire. christie smith joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> let me tell you, this is a very well liked and popular rec center and park with a long history in oakland. neighbors have been expressing their concerns about it ever since they heard a two-alarm fire broke up there around 5:30 this morning. the center wasn't open at the time. this is at mosswood park which is located at webster, west macarthur and broadway. when firefighters arrived they said the building was fully involved and access was a big challenge. they said it took an hour to knock down and there's a preschool. according to a statement from mayor libby schaaf -- >> it's significant loss to the rear of the building. towards the front of the building they were able to save what appears to be a large
gymnasium. it's hard to tell. that part of the building was saved. but the classrooms in the back, a complete loss. >> reporter: according to the statement, the historic mosswood house was not harmed. many people know of the park because of the popular basketball courts there. schaaf says fund-raising efforts are under way through a foundation for parks and rec. live in the hayward newsroom, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, christie. in the south bay eight people out of a home tonight after a fire that started in a garage spread to the rest of a townhouse. it happened in san jose this morning just off capital expressway. firefighters say the garj was illegally converted into a bedroom and living space which could have played a role in the fire. the exact cause has not been determined. nobody was injured. a scare at the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station after a man allegedly threatened people with a gun after 9:00 in the morning
at the b.a.r.t. station right next to 680 and ignacio valley road. police searched for the suspect but couldn't track him down. trains were delayed for ten minutes on people traveling on the pittsburg bay point line in both directions. the grand opening of a controversial store in the south bay. a live look at the new hustler hollywood store off stevens creek boulevard. this store is known for risque cloe clothing and x rated items. tonight is the grand opening and founder larry flint will take part. he's been at the center of many controversies over his life. not everyone is happy about this. we'll have a live report in our 6:00 newscast. >> next at 5:00, an election recount gets hillary clinton's blessing. what her campaign will do next and how donald trump is reacting. >> also today is small business
saturday. local store owners hoping for a big hole difficult shopping boosed for the community coming together for the first time to helm their local shops. a boost to the south bay rain totals. santa clara almost .50 inch. we're adding to it this evening as we track more rain and lowering snow levels as we finish the weekend. a look at that and our forecast when we come right back.
recount support. hillary clinton is now giving her support. the campaign issued a statement saying they will back the election recount effort. the push spearheaded by green party candidate jill stein. she raised enough money to start a recount in wisconsin. the clinton campaign has been quiet. today hillary's campaign lawyer said in this statement, now that the recount happens been set in motion, they would like to see a fair process for all involved. the recorporate could be again as soon as next week. just a few hours ago, president-elect donald trump issued this statement on the recount request. quote, this is a scam by the green party for an election that has already been conceded, and
the results should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what jill stein is doing, end quote. today is small business is it. a chance for communities to support their local shops and businesses. ♪ >> it sounded good inside marin coffee shop. they're banding together to push small business saturday. a lot of local shops putting out signs, offering big discounts. >> this is the first year we've actually come together as a town and done something this monumental, i'm hopeful it will be. generally, yeah, it's a great weekend for our street and for the town. >> some bay area store owners were worried about the rain keeping people away. there's still time. if you want to support your local community and take place in small business saturday, a response to black friday. >> such a good alternative, too.
everything used to be small business. not anymore. still to come at 5:00, south bay firefighters out today for a very different type of battle. what they're asking the community to do, to fill the boot. right now we're tracking showers over downtown san francisco. this is relatively a bit of a break before the next storm brings more widespread rain and snow down to 4,000 feet overnight. we'll give you the latest and the hour-by-hour outlook when we come right back.
dozens of firefighters and nurses in san jose took to the streets to raise money for burn victims. this is at the busy intersection of almaden expressway and blossom hill road. it's called fill the boot, led by the san jose firefighters burn foundation. they raise money all year long for victims at the santa clara valley medical center. the main need is garments for burn victims which hospital staff say are crucial t. garments cost about pds 2500 to cover the entire body. some insurance companies won't pay for it. >> fill the boot. let's do it. >> when you see them out there and you know it's a fpt, come on. they're such hard working people. >> the rain maybe slowed down things. >> we're seeing in san jose almost a third of an inch in a few spots.
adding to it south of downtown right now. you can see the crew around christmas in the park, wet roadways around downtown san jose. the radar shows rain south san jose towards evergreen, south to morgan hill and a bit of a break as we head toward sunnyvale. outside right now you can see the view there. cloudy skies, the rain has let up close to palo alto. at month pass, looking at rain temporarily around san ramon and dublin. a few brief downpours in yellow, over downtown san francisco. pack the umbrella. you see the raindrop looking to the west. breezy outside, winds 10 to 20 miles per hour, part of a weather system that will pump in this canadian air conditioning out of the northwest later today. this is round two, coming down the northern california coastline that will spread more rain, become more widespread as we head towards mid night tonight into early tomorrow morning. 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, probably the
wettest part of your sunday happening right before dawn. you can see the south bay could have some hail underneath heavier showers. again, it will be cold enough, maybe, to get a dusting of snow around mt. hamilton. mid to late morning sunday, sunday afternoon, a lot droier than today. round three will come through sunday night and monday. highs for your sunday afternoon will be upper 50s around the santa clara valley. rain for the morning, breezy and drier conditions for the afternoon which is good games f news for the raider game in oak lapd. peninsula temperatures upper 50s. cool and breezy into san francisco for your sunday with morning rain and partly cloudy skies for the after none and the same trend around the north bay. as we go from sunday night into monday, monday morning's commute will see a chance of a few more showers. that likely will be the last of the rain this week.
we'll see a drying trend that will begin late monday, take us through the middle part of the week. as the skies clear of this chilly air pumped into the northwest, that could lead to lows dipping into the mid 30s. notice the raindrops stop after monday, but really cold temperatures can be setting up towards the second half of next week. >> chilly night. still to come at 5:00, the holiday is such a busy time to travel. >> next our consumer team has your back if you have problems, and if you've got problems at the airport, they can be your wingman. we'll be back.
nbc bay area does respond to every complaint including many, this might surprise you, or not, about airlines. >> with tomorrow being the busiest travel day of the year, consumer investigator chris chmura tells us how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. >> let's run through a couple of scenarios. first your flight is delayed or canceled. solution? try rebooking yourself. the major air carriers allow you to now rebook online or on their app. rather than feeling pressured to make a snap judgment by phone, you can see your options and weigh them. problem two, you're going to miss your flight. solution?
alert the ear line. by warning the airline in advance an agent might proactively rebook you. if you don't show up, some airlines cancel a reservation and charge a fee or even worse, force you the buy a new ticket on the spot. problem three, your flight is overbooked. solution, improve your odds. air leans oftentimes decide who to bump off a flight based on who is last to check in. get your boarding pass early. many airlines allow you to do that 24 hours in advance. get a seat assignment. people with unassigned seats can be at greater risk of being pulled off an overbooked flight. problem four, your luggage is lost. solution, file a claim immediately. also, be sure to ask the airline whether they'll let you buy essentials on their dime, items to keep you clothed and clean until your baggage finally arrives. p.s., if you paid a fee to check that bag that the airline later lost, i would file for reimbursement. federal law changes next week to
require refunds. if you have a consumer complaint, you can call us, the number is 1-888-996-tips or visit nbcbayarea.com/responds. at san francisco international airport, i'm chris chmura, nbc bay area news. still to come tonight, the littlest ones in the south bay giving back this holiday season. >> why some youngsters in the south bay were so eager to give up their toys. hint, it was a good cause.
fund-raiser. kids got to ride in a real fire truck. got the best seats in the house and came out despite the rain. >> got to go on the -- >> i like to go on the back with isabelle and my mom. >> ah. sunnyvale used the donations to give to teens and kids during the holidays. >> the problem is of course now a lot of the kids will want a real fire truck for christmas. >> that makes it hard on the parents. how is it looking out there? >> showers still moving through the area. as we head towards stroe morning, expecting rain to start around the south bay. unlike today, the afternoon trending drier, breezy, temperatures staying cool, upper 50s in the forecast for tomorrow and a few more showers into monday. after that things dry out and turn chilly. 30s on the way next week. >> rob, thank you very much. special edition of "nicely news"