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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  December 27, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PST

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. erupts at an east bay shopping mall... with at least one nearby business hit. ore bullets fly after gunfire erupts at an east bay shopping mall. one nearby business hit. a menorah stolen from the middle of a san francisco park, still no sign of it. we'll tell you the reasons plenty of light is being shown on the crime. it's cold enough this morning to trigger freeze warnings for starts of the bay, but the warmer finish should make you smile. "today in the bay" starts right now. >> good morning to you. it's 4:30. i'm kira clapper in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sack brock. i will tell you as we look at the three degree celsius, 37
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degree temperature out there this morning, what warms me up is this situation going on right here. i miss mike and laura, no question about it. come on now. this is paradise. >> sam and his ladies. >> sounds like a band. >> sam and the ladies. >> what kind of tune are we singing here today? >> just trying to stay warm this morning. again, we have the freeze warnings in effect for parts of the bay area and that includes the north bay valleys and parts of the delta where the temperatures will be dipping into the lower 30s and even upper 20s in spots. right now in the tri-valley, 31 degrees, 38 in the peninsula, 42 in san francisco. north bay 33 degrees. as we go into this afternoon, much better with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s out there. 54 out there today in san francisco. we'll talk about a warmup coming up in the forecast in a few minutes.
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as we head over to vianey for a look at whask, what's happening out there? >> not a lot. nice and eye et. if roads are quiet. everyone must still be pouring themselves a cup of coffee. we did see some slowing and i think chp is pre porting maybe a fender-bender. but it looks like it a has cleared. they may have cleared those vehicles off to the side. it is no longer in the way of your early morning commute. let's take a live look right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. smooth sailing for the early morning hours. so this may be a good time to head out there on the roads. let's check out emeryville, also looking pretty good. seeing a little more cars on the road, i think this may be a good time to leave your house. this may be backing up a bit in the last couple hours. >> we'll see if we are still in the holiday light mode, thank you vianey. the search is on for a gunman who opened fire at on
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east day shopping center during business hours. this is new video this morning. the incident happened about 9:15 at the crossroads shopping center in pleasant hill. the windows of several businesses in that sthoping center were hit, but police say luckily no innocent bystanders were struck. investigators believe the shooter and the victim left the scene before police arrived. pleasant hill police say this is first shooting in that area in several months. "today in the bay's" tom jensen is heading to the shopping center and will speak with some of the businesses affected. a closer look at the damage left behind as well. we'll check in with tom for a live report. two people are locked up in connection with a stabbing death of a man inside a target store. the hayward store was packed with shoppers on christmas eve when witnesses say a 36-year-old man was involved in a fight with two men. he was stabbed and later died. police arrested two men in their 20s. this morning the search is
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on for the chief who stole a menorah from a san francisco park. people are wondering was it a hate crime. people are other faiths are coming together in a show of solidarity gathering in washington square park to light menorahs, keeping the hanukkah tradition alive where someone stole a six-foot-high menorah. >> it is a hate crime for someone in such a public space to take a symbol that means just joy, they have had to be in such a dark space in their life. >> officers tell us they hope to find security video that will provide clues. a group called north beach neighbors say that will put a menorah in the park next year with additional security. this morning we're keeping an eye on new laws set to take effect this sunday, january 1st. one is specifically targeting distracted drivers. starting zwran air 1st, drivers
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are not allowed to use their cell phones at all while driving unless they're using hands-free device or voice operated command. it calls for phones to be mounted to the windshield or dashboard if you plan to yous them when you're driving. those caught violating the law fats $20 for the first offense, $50 for the second. we are expecting bay area malls to be busy, some stores promising bigger deals than before christmas. experts say it was a record braking holiday season. people spend an estimated $1 trillion for guests. a huge year for online shopping. 15% more people shopped online this year, and according to the national retail federation, 10% of gifts are returned each year. those gifts are valued at $60 billion. >> really? just 10%? i'm a little skeptical about that. >> i will not return the gift you gave me, however.
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>> the gift of love? >> the gift of love. freezing in spots, thawing out by the afternoon we hope, kari hall. >> it will fw warmer later today. right now we have to deal with the freeze warnings for all the areas shaded in purple. i'll have a look at the complete microclimate forecast coming up. the roads are still looking pretty clear. here is a live look over the golden gate bridge. not a lot of cars just yet. i'll have a look at your drive times coming up in just a bit. plus, hear more of an emotional plea for forgiveness from a south bay family after one of their own is killed, a teenager, while reportedly driving drunk. >> we're very sorry, it was a bad accident. she made a bad choice. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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the holidays don't officialy begin, until it's time to make: flaky, delicious, piping hot things. golden brown and sticky things. fresh out of the oven, why can't they cool things? new things, old things. and blink and they're gone, those went fast things.
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make the oven one of the things they're most excited to open. it's baking season. warm up the holidays with pillsbury. good morning. the time is 4:39. as we take a live look outside at san jose, another chilly start with temperatures in the 30s, some patchy frost in sclera, by 9:00, 44 degrees. a lot of sunshine today and highs in the mid 50s with slightly cooler-than-average weather for today. i'll have a look at warmer air and a big cooldown in the microclimate forecast coming up.
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>> a quick look at your bridge drive times westbound 80 at the bay bridge about eight minutes. westbound 92 towards the san mateo bridge also looking nice with a light commute of about 12 minutes. more details on the bridge tractions and how it's looking on the roads across the bay area. vianey, kari, thank you very much. in the south bay police have still not released officially the names of those involved in a deadly crash that involved a suspected drunk driver who left two people including a teenager dead. >> a 25-year-old mother crashed head on into a car in san jose killing a 14-year-old boy in a car with his parents. police believe that mother was  driving drunk. just yesterday that mother's family sent this message to the victims' family. >> i do want to apologize. my condolence goes out to the family of the little boy she took the life of. we're very sorry. it was a bad accident and she made a bad choice, and i just
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want to apologize. >> that driver whose family identified her as jessica yemora. investigators vice president officially released the names. this morning we have an update on raider's quarterback derek carr's injury. he's expected to have surgery today. >> jack rio describing carr's spirits as excellent. del rio met with the media shedding little light on the quarterback's injury. we do know carr broke his fibula on sunday. he's expected to miss six to eight weeks. there's only one reason left in the regular season. the head coach says carr remained positive. >> he's all about the team and being there for the team and wishing us the best and he'll be back as soon as he can to be
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there vocally for us. he was outstanding. >> as for his replacement, raiders backup quarterback matt mcgloin says he, quote, feels great and is ready to go as the team's new starting quarterback. fingers crossed for raiders fans. we 50e6 been talking about it all morning, it is cold outside. in fact, there are freeze and frost warnings this morning. we'll tell you how to protect your plants and pets that are vulnerable to these conditions. speaking of the cold. check out the temperature gauge in marin county. that is from mill valley where it's 37 degrees. kari hall is talking about the fact that there are freeze warnings in effect for the north bay valleys. we'll have much more after this.
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sure, you could sit around all night waiting for a pizza to be delivered.
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but wouldn't making it yourself be a lot more fun? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury.
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dublin... where overnight at 4:45, a live look outside this morning in dublin where overnight temperatures were low, in the 30s. it is chilly out there and cub lynn is not the only sitter with low temperatures. cold weather is here to stay throughout the bay area. >> while people brave the cold, many are looking to protect their pets and plants. managers at ace hardware in downtown walnut creek say customers are rushing in to buy frost blankets to try to keep outdoor plants alive while temperatures dip into the 30s. >> they've been flying off our shelves recently. almost 200 sold this month. they're really popular. they allow the plants to
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breathe. >> a lot of people are buying space heaters now that winter is officially here in case you couldn't tell. >> i had a viewer on facebook tell me he had to put a jacket on his horses in gilroy. so that's definitely what you have to do to keep those pets and all of your farm animals warm. >> that's what they say the four ps, plants, pets, pipes and people. >> yeah. >> make sure everyone is taken care of. we'll have more mornings like this over the next few days and we're dealing with the temperatures dipping into the 20s and 30s. a live look outside san francisco. it's 41 degrees as you head out with a high today of 54. more on that chilly weather. 38 degrees in san jose, 31 in livermore and fairfield and 35 right now in napa. santa rosa, 33 degrees. so dealing with those freeze warnings in effect for all of these areas shaded in purple. so that includes concord and
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then down to san ramon and pleasanton and also livermore, and napa as well as santa rosa and down 101 to san rafael. all those areas with freezing temperatures and then we warm up into the mid 50s today, 58 degrees in the north bay. and looking at or next chance of rain in the forecast showing that there will be some showers moving into parts of the south bay. this will be a storm system off to the south and east of us. so only a few parts of the bay area may see some of that rain. as we go into saturday, it will be very close by. something we'll put in the forecast just in case there's a shift in the direction of that weather system and then for the new year, it looks like we could see some more wet weather moving in along with chilly temperatures, but not showing a lot of rain here, showing the potential of up to a half an inch for most of us, and then a big chill may be ahead as we go into the first week of 2017,
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cool air dipping in as high pressure sets up just to the west of us. temperaturewise, we are looking at some highs in the mid to upper 50s in san francisco and some spotty rain for the weekend. happy new year, we'll say that, with a chance of some showers moving in on sunday in the near term. we'll enjoy a nice warmup. up to 66 degrees on thursday inland. we'll keep an eye on that. let's head over to vianey for a look at what's happening on the roadways. >> i don't think anybody is in a rush to get to work this morning because the roads are looking pretty good out there. i think a lot of people might still be sleeping in from the holidays and that holiday eating. right now the roads overall looking pretty clear. chp was reporting slowing on your san jose 880. that's because there appeared to be a car that was actually traveling through the center divider and ended up blocking the center divider. we'll keep an eye on this right now. not showing any slowing down or any backup. of course, that could all change as more people begin to hit the roads early this morning.
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let's take a look at the south bay drive times. if you're heading northbound towards the u.s. 101, about a 20-minute drive. northbound 280 towards 85, a short smut of about seven minutes. northbound towards highway 101 at about 21 minutes. more coming up in just a bit. now turning to wall street, markets reopen today after the holiday break. a few more days of trading left in the year. >> the push towards 20,000 continues for the dow. for that we turn to kate rodgers live from cbs's world headquarters. the dow taking another stab at leaching 20,000, after coming within 13 points last week. stock futures are higher. market value expected to be thin as many traders are on vacation. look for economic data on home prices and example confidence.
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the dow rose 13 points 2019,333 while the nasdaq was up. the national retail federation says about 10% of holiday gifts are returned with the majority made at brick and mortar stores. that gives retailers a chance to clear unsold inventory. analysts say the week after christmas could account for 14% of total holiday sales. the strength of "rogue one" is helping push the box office to a recovered. hollywood projected to take in more than $11 billion. "rogue one" topping the competition with $96 million, seeing the animated film from illumination entertainment which is owned by nbc universal opening in second place with $53. back over to you. full disclosure. kate rogers from new york, thank you very much. if you're in the market for a new car, now is a great time
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to shop. buyers have more bargaining power to hit sales targets before the new year. the year-end push says deal rs are more likely to to offer rebates. >> that year-end push never works for me because my lease is always up in april. >> you have to figure out the timing. >> i have to fix that. it was 4:51. white christmas in the sierra. we'll show you the trash problem plaguing some resorts and tell you how long it could last. first, happening right now a facebook post is now making international news. a girl celebrates her 15th birthday with thousands of people in a rural mexican village after the invitation to the event by her father went viral. read why all the attention caused a lot of problems. >> also, we know some of you have the entire week off with
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your families. that's a nice thing. we put together a list of festive finds. on nbcbayarea.com take a look at some of the fun things still going on around the bay area in light of the holidays. we're back in just a minute. oakland live this morning --
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ad lib the cold it is 4:54 on your tuesday morning. perhaps some of that very light traffic out there this holiday week returning to normal this morning. we'll see in the hours ahead. one thing is for sure, it is very cold. the east valley area actually right now in a freeze warning. kari hall will have more on that. still awaiting word on the condition of a person rescued from a shrift in san mateo county. it happened last night at pillar point bluff. someonended up in trouble after
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their boat capsized. it took them about an hour to pull off the rescue. the perp was then taken to the hospital. once again, we're waiting for an update on his condition. a followup on that massive sinkhole that opened up in a michigan neighborhood. crews have started pumping sewage into a river in the detroit area in order to prevent flooding. investigators believe the sinkhole opened up because of a sewer failure 60 feet below a home that partially collapsed. the sinkhole is 250 feet wide and 100 feet long. people in about two dozen homes were forced to evacuate after the sinkhole started forming on saturday. a child is dead after a dump truck crashed into a home in north carolina. workers were clearing a lot at the top of the hill yesterday loading debris into the truck. a worker thought the brake was on and left the truck unattended. the truck rolled down a hill and into a nearby home and hitting a child playing in the driveway.
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police are still investigating but says it appears to have been a horrible accident. even by chicago's very violent standards, this weekend, virtually unparalleled in recent history. chicago experiencing dozens of shootings and death. police say a dozen people are dead and more than 50 others recovering from gunshot wounds just from the christmas weekend. this year's numbers are worse than last, and the violence is unrelenting. just this year nor than 4,300 people have been shot, almost 800 others have been killed. >> this is a sickening reality, it shows yet again that our penalties for carrying and using guns here in chicago are just not an effective deterrent against repeat gun offenders. >> for added context, you have to go back to 1998 to find more than 700 homicides in the city of chicago. in the next couple years, city officials plan to hire nearly a thousand new police officers.
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they'll be targeting gang members authorities say are responsible for the majority of the bloodshed. >> happening later today, the japanese prime minister is joining president obama at joint bay pearl harbor for a historic visit there. prime minister shinzo abe's plane landed in honolulu yesterday morning. president obama is in hawaii for his christmas vacation. this will be the first time a japanese prime minister has visited that memorial at the site of the 1941 pearl harbor attack. the visit comes six months after president obama became the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima to honor victims of the atomic bombing in world war ii. there is a major problem with garbage in the sierra. holiday travels packed into the park yesterday to go sledding. traffic was a mess. traffic wasn't the only issue. people left piles of broken
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sleds and trash. in other places people left their garbage along the corridor. >> the plastic doesn't disintegrate. it should be a social responsibility. pick up after yourself. >> you learn that in preschool i think. the shards of bright plastic are hard to miss. we're told some of the plastic could be left to litter the scenery for decades. park officials ask visitors to take them home with you, home where they can be tossed in a garbage can. >> not a good example for your kids. a freeze effect in parts of the bay area. kari is tracking just how high those temperatures will get. will they even get high? >> it will get warmer. this is what we're starting out, starting with 30s for most of us in the bay area except along the immediate coast. i'll have a look at the microclimate forecast coming up. still no sunrise, but the roads out there already starting
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to see a little more traffic buildup. i will have a closer look at those bay bridge times as well as drive times for the area coming up. plus, developing now in the east bay, buildings damaged after shots ring out at a busy shopping complex. a live report from the scene when we return in just two minutes. erupts at an east bay shopping
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