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gate bridge it is friday morning. good morning and thanks for joining us, it's 4:30 right now as we take a live look at the golden gate bridge. people get on their way on this friday. always a great time to be around, on a friday, right? >> everybody has a little spring this their step on a friday, right? let's go. >> thanks for joining us, i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. i know there's people at home going why are those people so awake. >> we will just rename everything friday. >> friday forecast. >> i think we're -- >> oh, that's right, we're starting with traffic first. change in routine. >> wet blanket on this parade. we do have one issue. this is video, look at that, this is a big rig, watch, this is a double trailer. it's a fedex truck on highway 84 over in sunol. this is just off 680 as folks
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may be heading in toward livermore and pleasanton. this is right now blocking that shoulder and part of one of your lanes, but you see chp going by and you saw other cars going by. there's traffic control. at its very worst you can go off and back on. this is highway 4 in sunol. that is what's going on right now. let me show you on the maps where that is. that is here. that's important because this is between the ge plant and 680. this is a major cut through for folks. traffic very light so they're able to get by right now, but there is a little slowly as you approach little valley. that's where there is an extent in towards a business, exit and back on to the roadway and get around the crash activity. we will continue tracking that. chp thought they would have that cleared up before the major morning commute. traffic overall looks light right now. also very cold for those folks working out there. what's the forecast like for today? >> it starts out really cold this morning again. we've seen freezing temperatures for the interior valleys and
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it's going to be all clear as you get ready to head out the door. it's only 33 degrees right now in napa, livermore is freezing now down to 30 degrees and 32 in morgan hill, it's 40 in san jose. with that chill in the air as we look ahead to the day it's going to be sunny with highs in the mid to upper 50s. more on this and what's ahead for the weekend, that's coming up in just a few minutes. >> we will look forward to you. new this morning more shaking in the area around danville tied to the recent quake swarm. since midnight several small quakes have rattled that area near monte vista high school. this makes at least ten quakes between 2.6 and 3.0 over the past two weeks. scientists say the shaking is tied to a plate that actually pushing mt. diablo higher. continuing coverage now, new information this morning into that mass shooting at the florida high school. it turns out an armed school
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resource deputy for the school waited outside the building as the shooting unfolded last week. >> this as president trump doubles down on the call to arm teachers. "today in the bay's" edward lawrence has more from washingto washington. >> i decided this morning -- >> reporter: the bourd county sheriff confirms the school resource officer responded to the shooting but never went inside. >> so what should he have done? >> went in. addressed the killer. killed the killer. >> reporter: scot peterson resigned as president trump doubles down on arming teachers to harden schools as targets. >> unless we're going to have an offensive capability it's going to happen again and again and again. >> reporter: the president also pledging action, talking about tougher background checks, mental health screening, a ban on bump stocks and raising the age of buying a gun from 18 to 21. the nra only agreeing more guns need to be in schools. >> to implement the very best
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strategy to harden their schools -- >> reporter: the nra blaming the latest school shooting on failures at the fbi to act on tips about the gunman. >> it is not our job to follow up on red flags. >> reporter: melissa hid 19 students from the parkland gunman in her classroom and said more guns are not the answer. >> we should never be asked to act as police officers or as -- to act as trained military personnel. >> reporter: this gun safety debate raised for decades, now president trump pledges action. and coming up at 5:00, the local congressman bringing gun control discussion to the bay area. pete suratos will tell us about a town hall happening tomorrow. new this morning a man is behind bars accused of groping a woman and then exposing himself to her. the milpitas police say 26-year-old tony pullings approached the woman on saturday at a dollar tree on ranch drive. the woman claims she felt someone or something touch her behind, she turned around and
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pull pullings expose himself while recording it. she immediately contacted police who tracked him down one day later. he is facing charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure. happening tonight in an attempt to address concerns over sexual violence the palo alto school district will host the first of several upcoming events for students and apartments. the palo alto weekly reports the first speaker is a nationally known sexually health educator named ana bogue. she will speak tonight and sunday. then on april a violence prevention expert named jackson katz will hold a series of talks that will take place april 11th and 12th and he will be back on april 30th and may 1st. a silicon valley billionaire is asking the nation's highest court to decide if he can continue to block access to a peninsula beach. he has owned the land, for years he has lost battles to keep an
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access gate closed. yesterday he closed a supreme court appeal on the heels of his federal court defeat last year. let's get you caught up on the 2018 olympic winter games. it has bnl a tough day for bay area skaters. >> karen chen finished in 11th place, she said technical mistakes on her jumps and also fell down. the three americans finished in ninth, tenth and 11th place. that's team u.s.a.'s worst finish in this event ever. this is chen's first time at the games and afterwards she gave an emotional interview to our own garvin thomas. you will hear a new piece of it coming up at 5:00 a.m. and as for the current medal count for you, norway continues to leadover overall in those medals, 36, canada is now in second place, germany has fallen to third, the u.s. is close behind in fourth place with 21 medals. you can see the netherlands and france rounding out the top six. coming up next on "today in the bay," this morning a lot of
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drivers will face a tollbooth during their commute. the next question is for you, have you ever forgotten your fast track? if that's an issue for you we can tell you about the car maker that has a solution. it's one of the top communication platforms for younger generations so why has snapchat's stock just dropped? the words from kylie jenner that many say is the reason for the fall and what some users are doing in response. fire fighting is a very dangerous profession.
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picker live at cnbc global headquarters. here are today's top business headlines. wall street looks set for more gains this morning after stocks were mostly higher yesterday. the dow rose as some concerns about rising interest rates eased, however, those worries aren't completely going away after the federal reserve signaled earlier this week more rate hikes are in the cards as the economy continues to improve. the dow closing up 164 points to 24,962, the nasdaq slipping 8 to 7,210. ak zom reported will i plans to open up six more of its high tech convenience codes this year. they may open amazon go stores in seattle as well as los angeles, although it's unclear whether they are open in other cities as well. the first amazon go store opened last month which uses so-called just walk in technology where shoppers can use their phones when they enter, grab items off the shelf and are automatically
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charged when they leave without going through a checkout line. audi owners may soon be able to dump their fast track easy pass tags, the auto maker is building the technology into some of its cars. a transponder is tucked away behind the rearview mirror that will be compatible with nearly all toll roads in the u.s. as well as some in canada and mexico. the new feature will be available later this year. back over to you, marcus and laura. >> pretty cool. >> thanks, leslie. snapchat's stock is in a free-fall right now and experts say it could be because of one tweet by reality star kylie jenner. this is one of the kardashian sisters. jenner posted this tweet wednesday, she wrote there are 24 million followers that she doesn't use snapchat anymore because of the app's new design. stock for the company dropped more than 6% yesterday losing more than a billion dollars in value. users are circulating the petition to bring back the old design. >> the power, right?
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it's amazing. >> love your snapchat. >> like the kitty ears. coming up next on "today in the bay," do we need to put the little hat icon on today? >> absolutely. it's going to be a cold start as you snapchat this morning. we will be talking about that. and now we're going to see in palo alto our temperatures in the low 40s, still at 8:00 it's going to be a cool day. we will talk about that sunshine ahead in the forecast coming up. oa i was watching right here, this confusingz) sh is the maze, that's why it's we also had a traffic break,b,d break in traffic starting to brea'.in traffic starting to it's hard to point out, i will stand in front of the shot and show you where it was going on.
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a very good friday morning to you. what a lovely live look outside overlooking san francisco. transamerica pyramid there. you can see it. clear, it's nice. clear and cold, though. quarter to 5:00 right now. happening tomorrow, the big chinese new year parade in san francisco. police say security will be stepped up for those celebrations. the office of emergency services urging people who plan to ring in the year of the dog in the city to sign up for special emergency text alerts. you can sign up for texting lunar sf to 888777. the parade starts tomorrow night at second and market streets and finishes up in chinatown. should be a great event. >> i saw one last weekend, they had a smaller parade there.
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it was really fun. >> that was the year of the puppy. >> yeah. last weekend, i guess so. >> new year's eve parade. >> they're going to have cool weather for all of those events this weekend. we've been talking about very chilly mornings, as we go through the day it only warms up a little bit. here is a look at storm ranger, this is our mobile doppler radar, the red beam you see going around from san jose and it's giving us a clean sweep this morning. we could be tracking some rain early next week, but in the meantime we have all clear skies, temperatures cold to start and most likely a lot more of the bay area for these interior valleys will be dipping below freezing around sunrise, but right now just above in napa where it's 33 degrees and 34 in fairfield, oakland now 40 degrees and also 40 degrees in san jose. our highs reaching into the mid 50s this afternoon, this is still about 8 to 9 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year. so when we talk about how cool
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it is, it's because this and the fact that those winds have been gusting up so high, that just cuts right through your coat. so you do need to make sure you're wearing a warmer coat today, especially as you get ready to head out the door during the morning hours. today it will be sunglasses, we won't see as many clouds as we did yesterday, also a good option to have layers like a scarf and gloves and also of course those pants. as we go into the next couple days this is the kind of gear you will have to keep lugging out even as we start to see some rain moving in. ñ in the morning we will see another disturbance moving in that will bring us some rain to start off our new workweek and we will see several waves of rain next week. so it looks very busy especially between wednesday and thursday. that's when a more significant storm will be moving in. so with that next round of rain it looks to bring us about a quarter of an inch of rain with some of the higher amounts in the south bay and east bay, so i will keep you up to date on that. throughout the weekend, though, we will have more dry and breezy conditions and highs only in the low to mid 50s for both the coast as well as the inland
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areas. as we head over to mike now, you're starting with a traffic break at the maze. saw it happen and saw it clear. this is 580 coming in out of oakland and traffic actually stopped right here just shy of the maze for just about 90 seconds. i saw another set of flashing lights clear and everything started moving back over here joining up with the berkeley curve. these are folks coming out of berkeley and heading over in toward the bay bridge toll plaza. things have now cleared up over the last five minutes and a much smoother drive, a little backup for cash players at the bay bridge toll plaza itself, but it's a light friday around most of the rest of the bay. i say most of the rest of the bay because the tri-valley does have slowing now down off over here toward highway 84 right at little valley where that overturned double trailer is blocking part of one lane and there's traffic control right at the scene. we will bring you more video again coming up in the show, but i wanted to show you the backup forming about five extra minutes coming through that scene. we will try to get an update on chp on progress.
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back to you. at 4:48 we want to talk about that growing divide between the trump administration and california. that could really impact public safety. >> top law enforcement officials are concerned the bay area isn't prepared for a major terrorist attack or even a lone wolf attack. senior investigator stephen stock has the story. >> there has been public debate over san francisco's refusal to be a formal part of the federal joint terrorism task force. so we asked how many other local agencies are not participating? out of 14 northern california counties, we found only six local law enforcement agencies from just two counties currently have formal members on the jttf, those san mateo sheriff's office says it will be joining soon. federal agents tell us that's a big problem. >> the threat has evolved and it is much more difficult to detect, it's individuals, radicalizing themselves, acting
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alone and that makes them much more difficult to detect and that is why we rely on our relationships with communities as well as local law enforcement. >> but opponents say that local police do not need to be embedded with the feds in order to protect the bay area from terrorist attack. >> if the fbi knows of a credible terror threat and because the department is not participating in the joint terrorism task force, won't still pick up the phone and have a conversation with the police department? that sounds like political gaming to me. >> for a full breakdown on the agencies that participate and those that don't, plus gaining other perspectives on this issue go see our full story, it's all posted on our website, i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. thank you, steven. a lot of people wondering how can i get my story investigated? there you go right there on your screen, 888-996-tips, our investigative unit wants to hear from you, you can also send an
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e-mail at 4:50 right now school leaders on the peninsula are reportedly working on a streamlined emergency response to prevent school shootings. san mateo county educators are developing a series of easy to launch steps in the event of an actual threat. they are also offering new programs for students who face mental health issues. district leaders are also working more closely with law enforcement teams to make sure campuses are safe. coming up "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> landlord and tenant are so frustrated with each other they break off the lease, but there's money left in limbo. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, nbc bay area responds. a nigeria. more than a hundred girls are still missing after suspec first happening now, a developing story for you out of nigeria. more than 100 girls are still missing after a suspected boko haram extremist attacked their schools. there are concerns they may have kidnapped them just like the hundreds of girls that were abducted four years ago.
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boko haram has kidnapped thousands of people over the years. plus enterprise the car rental company ending its discount program for nra members. it also owns alamo and national rental companies, the decision appears to be in response to the backlash over the florida school shooting.
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my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locate and mark fieldman for pg&e. most people in the community recognize the blue trucks as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our
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gas lines and our electric lines to make sure that you don't hit them when you're digging. 811 is a free service. i'm passionate about it because every time i go on the street i think about my own kids. they're the reason that i want to protect our community and our environment, and if me driving a that truck means that somebody gets to go home safer, then i'll drive it every day of the week. together, we're building a better california. good morning. welcome back. time now is 4:54. you can see people already on the go, but it is friday. a great way to end out the week. right now this is the san mateo bridge that we are looking at as we continue right here on "today in the bay." 4:54. nbc bay area responds to a pleasanton woman who says her apartment complex canceled her
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lease right after she moved in. >> then the landlord held on to thousands of dollars so she called our consumer team. consumer investigator chris chmura is here with what happened next. >> good morning. stephanie belts told us she rented an apartment from stoneridge apartments sight unseen back in june. she said that apartment was simply too dirty to live in so the apartment complex offered an alternative, but stephanie said the condition of that apartment was also unacceptable. at that point she says the apartment terminated her lease. stephanie says the landlord then kept her deposit and rent which totaled $3,000. they kept it. so she asked us to intervene. we got in touch with the company that mansion stoneridge apartments. it did not comment on stephanie's situation but it agreed to refund her $3,306.13. stephanie said i appreciate all of your help with this. thank you very much.
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you know, signing a lease sight unseen is a bit of a gamble. if you can, always try to tour an apartment before you agree to move in. also, take pictures and note the condition prior to signing that lease. if you have a consumer complaint please call us, 888-996-tips, or you can log on to slash responds. i think you got that there. former first lady michelle obama will be in oakland next month, she will speak at oracle arena on march 28th. it is a moderated conversation put together by unique lives and experiences. it's a women's lecture series. tickets go on sale on monday. >> should be a fun event. >> probably sell out. >> i'm sure it will. coming up on "today in the bay," taking a look at what's going on outside, meteorologist kari hall is getting us ready. >> we're getting ready for the weekend with a chinese new year street fair happening in san francisco and chinatown and on tomorrow it's going to start out only at 48 degrees, at least we will have some sunshine, but make sure you dress in lots of
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layers. we will get you out the door for this morning as well coming up. that's a big parade. over here we have a parade of cars slowly driving past an overturned rig over in sunol. i will clear up that sign and let you read the whole thing and let you know what's going on at the scene. plus, the gun control debate hits the bay area. a town hall meeting this weekend. what a local lawmaker says about the future of guns in america. ao
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a very good friday morning to you. let's take a peek outside in -- overlooking emeryville this morning. that's pretty with the traffic. >> the marvelous maze. >> the marvelous maze. exactly. i think there's other names for it, too, when it's not moving as smoothly. a very good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us for "today in the bay." finally friday, february 23rd, the month is just flying by. yeah. thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. we will get to kari's weather and mike's traffic in a moment but first we want to take you to south korea with garvin thomas joining us this morning. good morning, garvin. >> reporter: good morning. last night was the figure figure skating competition and moments after fremont's karen chen stepped off the ice she told me she knew exactly what she wanted to do next in her life. we will tell you what she said and why she said it straight ahead. >> was it sponsored by disneyland, i wonder? we'll see. right now we want to see what's going on outside today.
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another cold one. >> another cold one. you do have to wear lots of layers and bundle up. i feel like a broken record saying that, but we will have another very chilly start. a live look outside in fremont as you get ready to step out the door, we are in the upper 30s there, we will still be in the 30s and 40s through about 8:00 and only make it into the mid 50s today, but at least it will be sunny. we will take a look ahead to that weekend forecast. mike, you are still tracking that truck trash in sunol. here is our video that our photographer ethan took over there. you see obviously that's the truck on its side. two trailers there, one 10,000 pounds the other 12,000 pounds, that's what i'm told. that person right there is sweeping some of the debris off the roadway. they have to right the rig and then clear it. we will show you where that is on the map. that is, again, highway 84 just off of 680. folks traveling up or down 680 or traveling into or out of livermore via this route will be concerned. right there the slowing about two miles where the slowing


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