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right now at 11:00, remembering the 41st president of the united states. good morning and thanks for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. >> i'm laura garcia. happening now, honoring the extraordinary life of former president george h.w. bush. he passed away friday night at the age of 94. >> and starting this afternoon, he will lie in state at the u.s. capitol. nbc's jay gray is live there now with more on how the former president is being remembered. jay? >> reporter: hey there, marcus, laura. yeah, the president on his way, along with his family, here to washington. his final trip here, where he will be remembered by thousands as a patriot, a president and someone who brought about an era of civility in politics that
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many believe has gone with his passing. today george h.w. bush makes one last trip to washington. air force one reading special mission 41 in honor of the 41st president. his life one of dedication to his country, nearly 70 years of service. a fighter pilot in world war ii, a congressman, ambassador to the united nations, director of the cia, vice president and president. and after his time in the white house, a force for charity. >> it's very sad. he was a great man. we loved him. >> reporter: love spilling out across the country now. tributes from his adopted hometown of houston through the coastline in his beloved kennebunkport. this afternoon, dignitaries, family and friends will gather for a brief memorial in the capitol rotunda, where he will lie in state. thousands expected to pay their respects over the next couple of days, ahead of a funeral
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wednesday at the national cathedral. >> people, if they analyze not only his accomplishments, but his character, they'll say, job well done, george h.w. bush. >> reporter: job well done. and a job celebrated here in washington. as we talk about across the country, the president will be buried after a private funeral in houston on thursday on the grounds of this presidential library next to his wife, barbara in college station, texas. laura, marcus? >> should be a very moving ceremony. thank you very much, jay. "nbc nightly news" with lester holt has an entire newscast planned around remembering the former president, including past conversations with both presidents bush 41 and 43. you can watch tonight at 5:30, right after nbc bay area news at 5:00. back here in the bay area, a lot of questions after three fires in a very popular neighborhood in san francisco. no damage, but people in the
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marina district are concerned. we brought you live coverage of the breaking news this morning right here on "today in the bay." nbc bay area's thom jensen is live in san francisco. and thom, what are they talking about now? >> reporter: marcus, i can tell you that we have found some new information this morning about this particular building. this is parks and recs department property, right across from marina middle school, only this hedge row separating the two. thank goodness that didn't start on fire or the trees above this building. you can see this building was damaged, at least some damage to this shed. and i man i talked to today said someone else started a fire on this exact same corner of this building about a week ago. san francisco firefighters were still here when our photographer arrived just after 1:00 this morning. this was the second of three fires to start. san francisco fire telling nbc
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bay area, all three were started intentionally between 1:00 and 2:30 this morning. and a man who lives in the neighborhood says just a week or so ago, his friend reported another fire that someone started in this exact same spot. >> and so he put it out, called 911, and they came over, put it out, and there was just a bunch of trash, and it looked like a homeless person was there, maybe or something like that. but it was definitely deliberately set. >> reporter: firefighters actually discovered this one after putting out the first fire next door outside the marina branch library. we do not yet know whether those two fires or another started just about a block or a block and a half from here were set with the intent to cause damage to the building, but neighbors are concerned after hearing about what happened this morning with this series of fires. >> geez. it sounds like some person is just going around setting things on fire for amusement or i don't know what. >> reporter: san francisco fire department spokesperson declined to comment any further, besides the fact that all three of those fires did start in just about a
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block and a half or two-block area here in about an hour and a half time period between 1:00 and 2:30 this morning, but would not comment on what that neighbor told us about this fire starting here. he said all of these fires are still under investigation. we're live in san francisco, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. >> something they need to look into. looks suspicious there. >> thank you very much, thom. let's check in with kari hall. because we're tracking another storm headed to the bay area. got to keep the rain jackets and umbrellas handy these days. >> yes, a live look at the radar. as you can see, the clouds there and just to the top, you see that storm heading our way. kari hall has been tracking that for us. and kari, when can we expect to see some of that rain hit the bay area? >> by this time tomorrow morning, we will see some rain coming down. here's a live look outside in dublin, where we are seeing some dry weather, and this is your chance to try to clear out those storm drains and get ready for the next round of rain that will once again be here by tomorrow morning.
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our temperatures are in the upper 40s and low 50s, very slow to warm up and we start to see more clouds moving in and then we see our temperatures reach up to the 55 degrees in martinez with a mix of sun and clouds. so really not warming up much more from where we are right now. let's track this system as we get a look at stormranger, our mobile doppler radar. that's the red scan. we have the truck parked on san bruno mountain to try to give us the best view of both the north and south bay. as we get a look at the satellite imagery, we can see the clouds that are starting to reach closer to the bay area, and even some rain being picked up offshore just off the far northwestern corner of the state. as we go into this afternoon, it will turn mostly cloudy, and then by early tomorrow morning, some of that rain starts to reach its way inland. and then this is what the radar could look like at 1:00 in the afternoon. pretty much widespread rain across the bay area. and there could be some pockets of some heavy downpours, especially tomorrow evening where we start to see those brighter colors. it shows where the heaviest rain
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may be pouring. so we'll continue to monitor that. i'll talk about rainfall totals and how much snow we're expecting in the sierra. that's coming up in the full microclimate forecast. >> all right. looking forward to that, kari. >> that's right. and take nbc bay area's microclimate forecast in the palm of your hand with our free app. download it for free today. an emotional day for students and staff in butte county as the schools reopen for the first time since the camp fire destroyed much of the place they call home. nbc bay area pete suratos is in oroville as students and staff from paradise unified school district reunited for the first time in nearly a month. >> reporter: good morning to you, guys. and look, this morning marks a new beginning for students and staff with the paradise unified school district who have now relocated in different schools around butte county. and for some of the students i spoke to today, unfortunately, this process of change is something they have become all too familiar with. >> welcome back.
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good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: plenty of hugs and smiles here in oroville this morning as students and staff tried their best to create a level of normalcy. but despite their age, these young kids are well aware that their lives are changed forever. >> it's been pretty -- not fun. >> i'm nervous. really nervous. >> reporter: bird street elementary is one of several schools opening its doors this morning to the thousands of paradise elementary school students displaced as a result of the camp fire. >> we have been living in a trailer, a 30-foot one. and we're getting a new fifth wheel soon. so that's going to be cool. >> i was sad, because i didn't find out my dog was alive or not. he made it out of the fire safely. and we brought him home. and i'm really happy now. >> good morning! >> reporter: and the
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superintendent of the district tells me staff have been working around the clock to make sure these young students were welcomed back with open arms. inside of this specific school in oroville, backpacks and school supplies and notes of encouragement represent a small sample of things being provided to these students who will now report to this school for the remainder of the school year. >> it's going to be an emotional day for students and teachers. teachers can't wait to get their arms around these kids. >> reporter: it's a welcome sight for these students who would love nothing more than to just feel like a kid again. >> just hanging out with my friends, because there's only a couple kids at the rv park that i was living in. >> i'm looking forward to my friends. >> reporter: when it comes to the intermediate and high schools in paradise unified school district, they will learn the independent study and have check-ins at the chico mall. the superintendent mentioned they plan to build a more permanent site come january. in oroville, pete suratos, nbc bay area news.
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>> gosh, what these kids have gone through. >> hopefully this brings a little bit of joy just to have their friends, they're all back together now. >> always nice to be with friends. just like mike inouye this morning. >> oh, you guys, we always share a lunch table. well, when we have lunch. over here, folks, a lot of folks sharing the san mateo bridge, as well. this is a welcome sight, because for about 20 minutes, chp called a traffic alert within the last half hour. the high-rise is once again clear. we're watching this. this sign gives a standard note about traffic, not about the high winds. the bay bridge toll plaza has a backup which continues to thin out. the last ten minutes very good over there, as well. and no delays for mass transit, including the ferry system, which can get rocked by heavy winds. not a big concern, but we see the camera shaking in fremont. back to you. >> thanks, mike. new at 11:00, san francisco's largest hotel strike in decades is now over. >> that is key. it's over. nbc bay area's mark matthews is live outside marriott in san francisco with more on the
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agreement that was finally made with these workers. mark? >> reporter: laura, the workers are upstairs on the third floor right now, waiting to hear the details of this tentative agreement. let me show you a picture of what that packed room looks like. it's actually so crowded that they're having to break it up into a couple of groups so it may be a while before we get a final vote. this is a strike that affects 2,500 workers at seven hotels in san francisco. they have been asking for less work -- actually, a lighter workday and a wage increase and also they want to maintain their existing health benefits. but beyond that, we have not been able to get the details. however, we do have one of the fellas who was on the negotiating committee, nicholas. nicholas javier. >> that's me. >> reporter: you are a server at western st. francis. >> yes, indeed. >> reporter: which is one of the hotels that's been struck. >> that's right. >> reporter: what can you tell us about the agreement, the
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tentative agreement, being discussed right now? >> well, we won what we feel is a fair economic proposal. between -- where the company was at and what we needed, to be able to reach the goal we had talked about, making one job enough. and in addition to worker safety protections, job security, protection against things like technology and subcontracting. >> reporter: what kind of a wage increase? i heard a buck an hour? more than a buck an hour? >> yeah, it's over the course of the contract, it's going to be a little bit more than that. it's more than we have won in any other contract. >> reporter: how long is this contract? >> this will be a four-year contract. >> reporter: and what i heard was, it would be a dollar an hour or perhaps a bit more than a dollar an hour in the first year. >> yes. >> reporter: we are waiting to hear the details, as the workers upstairs on the third floor are waiting to hear the details.
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and then there will be a vote possibly within the hour. reporting from san francisco, mark matthews, nbc bay area news. >> all right. and obviously we'll continue to follow. thanks so much, mark. coming up, the markets are responding well to a new deal between china and the u.s. scott mcgrew is next with a look at how the wall street is responding to that. plus, critical votes. the future of google's proposed expansion in san jose is at stake this week as protesters work overnight to stop the tech giant. story in san francisco.
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a shooting investigation one welcome back. we're tracking the developing story in san francisco. a shooting investigation one block from the mission street b.a.r.t. station. we brought you that breaking coverage of this story earlier on "today in the bay." we have just learned that a man is dead and a woman has life-threatening wounds. no word on the victims' identities or any information on the suspect or a motive. an important week ahead for google and san jose. the city council is set to vote tomorrow on whether to move
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forward with google's plan for a new downtown project. google wants to turn 50 acres of downtown san jose into offices, shops and restaurants. it will be near the deer don station and may eventually include more than 25,000 workers. supporters say it would contribute millions of dollars in revenues every year. opponents believe it would add to traffic congestion and worsen the housing crisis. the markets are up this morning after a big deal made at the g20 summit. >> scott mcgrew has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. yes, presidents trump and president xi got together at the g20 summit in argentina, and delayed an increase to this trade war. the increase to some of the taxes and tariffs that america will have to pay on chinese goods. that has the market slightly higher this morning. dow industrials gaining as well as you see the s&p 500 gaining about 19. the s&p 500, an excellent measure of the broader markets, better than the dow this morning. now, we have two other things to talk about, and that is we'll
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get the jobs number coming on friday. we expect another good number. they have been good for quite some time and then we have to see what the fed makes of that. we expect the fed to raise interest rates at least one more time. so stocks moving ahead as we don't solve the trade war, but at least we delay it until january. back to you. >> all right, thanks for the update, scott. right now we want to take a look at our microclimate weather. kari, you say the storm is coming in. another one. >> yes, we will have another round of rain moving in. and we're going to see this affecting the middle part of our week, starting tomorrow through wednesday. as we get a live look outside in sunol, we can see the high clouds starting to move in, and that will start to give us a partly to mostly cloudy sky as we go into the afternoon. still looking good as we check out christmas in the park in downtown san jose. if you're heading out there, it would be a good day to enjoy what's left of the sunshine as our temperatures head up to about 58 degrees during the middle of the afternoon, cooling down nicely this evening. as we look at our highs today,
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we'll see it reach up to 61 in gilroy. milpitas, 56 degrees. 57 in danville and also 57 in martinez today. most of us in the upper 50s and a few low 60s on the map, while san mateo reaches 58 degrees, we'll see 53 in ingleside in the marina district. north bay up to 55 in sonoma and 57 in novato. if you're going tonight to the candlelighting for that 25-foot menorah in union square, it's going to be a nice night, but also cool. we'll be at 51 degrees as they light that second candle if you're heading out there, bundle up. as we look at stormranger, our mobile doppler radar, we can see the red scan, the radar beam, showing we don't have any rain as of now, but i want to widen out the view and show you the picture of our incoming storm. and we can see it on satellite imagery as it's still over the pacific. here's the center of low pressure, you can see the swirls of clouds and all of the clouds that are out ahead of that being drawn up by that moisture in the
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pacific that will be moving into the bay area tomorrow. so let's time it out as we go into tonight. still mostly cloudy, and then for the day tomorrow, starting out at 5:00 as we start to see some of that rain reaching into the peninsula and the santa cruz mountains, by early afternoon, we're pretty much all seeing some rain moving through in waves. and it will get heavier as we go into tomorrow afternoon and into the evening. here we are at 7:30, and we see pockets of heavy rain shown by the orange and yellow colors there. and then as we go into tomorrow night, it starts to taper off. by wednesday, we're going to see still a few spotty showers, but much of the activity will be tapering down. as we look at how much rain we can expect, computer models still going back and forth, but we are looking at a general three quarters of an inch to possibly over an inch of rain, especially for parts of the north bay, santa cruz mountains, over an inch of rain. and it's also going to start to turn quite breezy as our winds
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rush up from the south and then turn more of a easterly wind. and then we're going to see those winds picking up to about 15 to 25 miles per hour. skiers are out there back on the slopes after the trails have been groomed, and we're looking at some light snow for the sierra. this could bring another 1 to 3 inches of rain, but much lighter than the storms we had last week. that's mostly because this will be a warmer storm, starting out with some rain. so we're going to see the rain moving in early tomorrow morning, continue throughout the day and then taper off on wednesday. after that, we're dry for a few days as temperatures warm up. saturday is looking like the best day to get outside, 62 degrees before the rain returns on sunday. and i'll be tracking all of this. we'll talk more about that incoming rain. it's coming up in the next microclimate forecast. >> this way we can plan when to put up the lights and shopping. coming up, how much will you spend on those holiday gifts? up next, what americans are expected to spend and how many
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people feel pressured to spend a lot more. ke
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check out this photo today in the bay it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. check out this photo today in the bay's kris sanchez shared on twitter. they went over the weekend to pick out a christmas tree. share your christmas decore
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photos with her and us. the retail federation expects kmuconsumers will spend more than $1,000 shopping this season, mostly on gifts. what wasn't expected, the number of people feeling pressured to spend more than that he budgeted for. nearly half of all americans feel pressure to spend more money on gifts this year. >> if you have little ones or loved ones, they're telling us what they want. you're just being bombarded with the push to spend. >> all right. they say that men are more likely than women to overspend, as are millennials. new research suggests that digital estimates like amazon, alexa and google home may soon be able to predict our love lives. in-home listening devices will be able to judge if a relationship is happy or on the rocks.
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researchers say the devices will act as therapeutic resources. they will listen to conversations and arguments and then give advice. what do you think of that? >> i don't like it. >> okay. >> simple. the toy drive now in full swing. the san francisco fire department is amping up its holiday effort to help children in need. >> it dates back to 1949, and over the weekend, the st. francis yacht club donated $145,000, and bicycles and toys. the drive continues through christmas day. >> nice to see. coming up, an honor fit for a former president. the body of george h.w. bush on its way to washington one final time. how the public will be able to pay their respects. rain is head area.
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out, the rain is headed back to the bay area. >> ah, a live look at the radar, and you can see it right there on the screen, just above us there. meteorologist kari hall has been tracking this for us. and you said the rain is coming tomorrow? >> yes, it will be tomorrow. and we still have today to enjoy our time outside. cool temperatures across the bay area. this is a live look outside in fremont on 880 as the sun still is coming out. we'll see a mix of clouds and sun throughout the afternoon. our high only heading up to about 57 degrees there, and then cooling down to about 51 in time for dinner or shortly thereafter. as we get a look at stormranger, our mobile doppler radar giving us the clean sweep, not a drop of rain falling from those clouds. not yet. but we are still tracking this system, and the arrival of the rain as we start to pick up on some of the green here on the radar as a lot of the rain is still offshore. and then we'll be moving in for tomorrow morning. as we time it out, we are going to go hour by hour and start to see some of the rain moving into the peninsula and the santa cruz
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mountains before sunrise. but much of the bay area will see that rain falling and a lot of people are getting to work or just getting to the office right at about 10:00 to 10:30 in the morning. pretty good coverage as some of the heavier pockets of rain start to reach inland. and then we'll see it off and on throughout the day, 7:30, still some waves of showers coming through. and the winds may pick up, as well, so we may have some gusty winds, along with that rain that will create some slick driving conditions for you all throughout the morning and the afternoon commute. so i'll talk more about that, what to expect as this rain moves in and how much sierra snow we're going to see. that's coming up in the full microclimate forecast. >> all right. thank you very much. and you see that radar behind her, you can take it with you on the go. stay connected with our free nbc bay area app. find out the weather wherever you are. happening now, honoring the extraordinary life of former president george h.w. bush. he passed away friday night at the age of 94. >> and starting at noon, he will
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lie in state at the u.s. capitol. nbc's jay gray is there now with more on how he's being remembered. >> reporter: today, george h.w. bush makes one last trip to washington. air force one, renamed special mission 41, for the trip in honor of the 41st president. his life, one of dedication to his country. nearly 70 years of service. a fighter pilot in world war ii. a congressman, ambassador to the united nations, director of the cia, vice president and president. and after his time in the white house, a force for charity. >> it's very sad. he was a great man. we loved him. >> reporter: love spilling out across the country now. tributes from his adopted hometown of houston through the coastline and his beloved kennebunkport. this afternoon, dignitaries, family and friends will gather for a brief memorial in the capitol rotunda, where he will lie in state. thousands expected to pay their
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respects over the next couple of days, ahead of a state funeral wednesday at the national cathedral. >> people, if they analyze not only his accomplishments, but his character, they'll say, job well done, george h.w. bush. >> reporter: job well done. >> "nbc nightly news" with lester holt has an entire newscast planned around remembering the former president, including past conversations with both presidents bush 41 and 43. you can watch tonight at 5:30 right after nbc bay area news at 5:00. back here in the bay area, a lot of questions after three fires in a very popular neighborhood in san francisco. no major damage there, but people in the marina district, they're concerned. we brought you live breaking coverage of this story earlier on "today in the bay." nbc bay area's thom jensen is live in san francisco. thom? >> reporter: good morning, marcus. yes, we do have a lot of questions still. one of them has to do with was this the first time that
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somebody tried to set a fire or series of fires in this neighborhood. we heard from a neighbor who said that it wasn't. this is in the marina district, right next to marina middle school. and this shed used by parks and recs department -- we're on their property here, somebody tried to torch in this morning, right on this corner. and a man i talked to, a neighbor, says another fire was set here just about a week ago. san francisco firefighters were still here when our photographer arrived just after 1:00 this morning. this was the second of three fires to start. san francisco fire telling nbc bay area, all three were started intentionally between 1:00 and 2:30 this morning. and a man who lives in the neighborhood says just a week or so ago, his friend reported another fire that someone started in this exact same spot. >> and so he put it out, called 911, and they came over, put it out, and there was just a bunch of trash, and it looked like a homeless person was there, maybe, or something like that. but it was definitely
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deliberately set. >> reporter: firefighters actually discovered this one after putting out the first fire next door. outside the marina branch library. we do not yet know whether those two fires or another started just about a block or a block and a half from here, were set with the intent to cause damage to the building, but neighbors are concerned after hearing about what happened this morning with this series of fires. >> geez. sounds like some person is going around setting things on fire for amusement or i don't know what. >> reporter: a spokesman for san francisco fire would not tell us any more, except for these were started between 1:00 and 2:30 and all three were started intentionally. he would not confirm whether or not this fire -- somebody tried to start a fire here about a week ago. he said all of these fires are still under investigation and they will not comment further right now. we're live in san francisco, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. >> thom, thank you for that update. an emotional day for students and staff in butte county as schools reopen for the
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first time since the camp fire destroyed a place they once called home. nbc bay area's pete suratos was in oroville as students and staff from paradise unified school district reunited for the first time in nearly a month. >> reporter: good morning to you, guys. and look, this morning marks a new beginning for students and staff with the paradise unified school district who have now relocated in different schools around butte county. and for some of the students, unfortunately, this process of change is something they have become all too familiar with. >> hi, welcome back. good morning. >> good morning! >> reporter: plenty of hugs and smiles here in oroville this morning as students and staff tried their best to create a level of normalcy. but despite their age, these young kids are well aware their lives are changed forever. >> it's been pretty -- not fun. >> i'm nervous. really nervous. >> reporter: bird street elementary in oroville is one of
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several schools opening its doors this morning to the thousands of paradise elementary school students displaced as a result of the camp fire. >> we have been living in a trailer, a 30-foot one. and we're getting a new fifth wheel soon. so that's going to be cool. >> i was sad, because i didn't find out my dog was alive or not. he made it out of the fire safely and we brought him home. and i'm really happy now. >> good morning! >> reporter: and it's why the superintendent of the district tells me, staff have been working around the clock to make sure these young students were welcomed back with open arms. inside of this specific school in oroville, backpacks and school supplies and notes of encouragement represent a small sample of the things being provided to these students who now report to this school for the remainder of the school year. >> it's going to be an emotional day for students and teachers. teachers can't wait to get their arms around these kids. >> reporter: it's a welcome sight for these students who
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would love nothing more than to just feel like a kid again. >> just hanging out with my friends, because there's only a couple kids at the rv park that i was living in. >> i'm looking forward to my friends. >> reporter: when it comes to the intermediate and high schools in paradise unified school district, they will learn via independent study, at least through the end of the semester. in fact, they'll have check-ins at the chico mall. the superintendent mentioned to me, they plan to build a more permanent site come january. in oroville, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. >> makes a big difference to those kids. honoring the victims of the ghost ship fire two years later. yesterday marked the somber anniversary of the tragedy that still resonates for the entire bay area. >> family members returned to the warehouse to remember their loved ones. 36 lives were lost that night. here's nbc bay area's christie smith. >> i loved her very much. >> reporter: she made the difficult decision to come by a memorial set up in front of the
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burned out ghost ship warehouse in oakland where her daughter, donna kellogg's name appears. >> i really didn't want to be here, but i felt it was really important to be here. >> reporter: donna was among 36 people who died two years ago when the warehouse caught fire during an electronic dance party. >> after two years, it just doesn't go away. it's still there. >> it just reminds us of jonathan. we miss him. >> reporter: ed burnbomb said it's a sad, difficult day. his son jonathan was a renown vj, who was not performing that night. ed has since put his energy into a nonprofit, vital arts. >> what we're trying to do is honor the victims of the fire by providing safe, affordable housing, work and performance spaces for artists. >> reporter: mayor libby schaaf tweeted, our community mourns the second anniversary of the ghost ship fire that claimed 36 beautiful lives. oakland grieves together, we remember together and we heal together. the two defendants in the case,
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derek and max are expected in court monday. they are expected to go to trial next spring after a plea was rejected. the judge felt derek was not remorseful enough. families attended hearings as the case continues to drag on. today what was called a boombox procession was held in memory of the friends and family who died in the fire. as family members reflected on another year gone by and their loved ones. >> we need to see structural changes take place. this can't happen again. >> reporter: in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. meteorologist kari hall is keeping an eye on the radar. >> yeah, we'll see the rain moving in tomorrow. right now we are getting some sunshine. here is a live look outside in san jose, checking out 101. as we head over to santa clara, we'll start to see more clouds moving in as our high only reaches 58 degrees. but we do have some cooler weather and that rain in the
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also found along the way. >> we always get to deliver the headlines, as jay has done for us, so we have seen more as we delve into some of the images. this is one of the pictures on nbc bay area of sully and the president's casket right there. his body in there. and at the bottom, i want to point out this. it's a twitter handle for jim mcgrath. jim mcgrath is actually the spokesperson for mrs. bush and former president bush as they existed the white house, he took over some of the communication. that's him right there at the podium. but right now i'm following his posts out here, because he's been tweeting out pictures and other information on his twitter account. let me show you a few of those images. first of all, the one with sully, the dog for the president. he says mission complete. the dog we've been talking about. this is a picture that really captured folks around the nation and quickly spread after i saw it this morning at 3:00, it was all over the place on the web. with jim's assistance, we've been finding more details. he tweets out this picture.
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look at this, you guys. these are socks, and i know marcus has some great socks, but these are socks with the navy pilots and the pin right there commemorating his 18-year-old naval aviator as he started his career there with our navy. talking about celebrating him in many different ways, like over at the airport, where they've got some wonderful flower pieces for him in memoriam. but i want to take you to this one, what we commonly know as air force one, and as jay gray pointed out, air force one is only called that when the president is on. because of president bush being transported, it's called special air mission 41, and at the end a hash tag, cavu, that stands for ceilings and visibility unlimited. again, we called back to president bush as a naval aviator. when they took off from that aircraft carrier, they didn't have a lot of instrumentation, wanted to make sure everything was all clear to get off of that pl
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plane. and it sounds like that's how people transmitted that information so it wouldn't be intercepted before the family members notified, that's what they had told everybody, cavu. and then they knew that the president had passed and they were able to prepare for all that media attention and statements. and we have replies, as well. jim forwarded this one from the u.s. navy. it says fair winds and following seas, sir. we have at watch. he's a man of the ocean. and fair winds will push you along the way and seas that follow will push in the same direction. that means, basically, you won't have waves crashing into you. smooth, sailing sir. and that's their salute to president bush. so wonderful stories behind the stories we catch out there. back to you. >> really nice to hear the stories. thanks a lot, mike. nbc bay area responds to a santa cruz county man who needed a little help after a heartbreaking loss. >> consumer investigator chris chmura's team stepped in to help him get his money back for a whale-watching tour. >> good morning. when patrick kay called us, his wife deborah had recently died. she had hoped to go on one last
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whale-watching trip in monterey bay, so she bought tickets on groupon. sadly, she passed away before they could go. patrick called us, because he couldn't open deborah's groupon account. right away, groupon found deborah's account and sent patrick a $75 refund check. patrick was grateful for the help. his story points out how important it is to have a digital will these days. what's a digital will? well, it designates someone to take care of shutting down your online and financial accounts after you die. that includes banking, e-mail, online shopping, as well as passwords to your phone and computer. keep a list of your user information and passwords in a safe, secure place and make sure your designee knows where to find it. if you have a consumer problem, call 888-996-tips or online at nbcbayarea.com/responds. >> thanks, chris. all right. so we've been talking about this weather today. enjoy the dry weather, because the rain is coming back.
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>> it lasts a little while longer. we have today to clean up those storm drains, clear the leaves out of the way and get ready for our incoming rain for tomorrow. you also want to make sure you're checking the windshield wipers. here's a look outside, downtown san jose, new building going up and a few clouds overhead. here's a look at the mendocino coast, mostly cloudy there, and as of right now waves calm. let's head over to martinez and check out our temperature trend, where it's going to be in the mid 50s today, a little bit on the cool side and then we start to see more clouds moving in for the evening out ahead of that next round of rain. checking out our high temperatures for this afternoon, we'll be up to 56 in east san jose. 55 in cupertino, and a light wind coming in from the north and northeast. and then for walnut creek, heading up to 61 degrees there. 57 in hayward. and also 57 in palo alto and in redwood city. daly city at 56 degrees and san francisco reaching the low to mid 50s today.
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north bay, upper 50s. as we check out stormranger and mobile doppler radar, taking a rest now, but it's going to be busy tomorrow morning as it tracks rains of wave moving in. of course, we'll keep checking in on that. as we see clouds reaching closer to the bay area, we will once again see more cloud cover and then the rain starting out tomorrow morning. so let's track it. here's a look at the hour-by-hour outlook, and it shows what the radar could look like. by 6:00 in the morning, starting to see rain getting going across the santa cruz mountains and reaching into parts of the south bay and east bay later on throughout the morning. and this could have a big impact as you try to head out for lunch. we are going to see some at times heavy downpours. and then off and on rain throughout early afternoon into the evening. and this looks like when the rain gets heaviest as we see a lot of oranges and reds here indicating some heavier downpours at 8:00 tomorrow evening.
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and then going into wednesday morning, a lot of this activity starts to lift off to the north. but there still will be some spotty rain chances throughout the day on wednesday. but the big day for the rain will definitely be on tuesday. and we're looking at the potential of measuring anywhere from about three quarters of an inch to over an inch for san francisco and also some of the north bay hills, as well as the santa cruz mountains. our winds will be picking up, and we should start to see the peak of the winds by late tomorrow evening and then calming down on wednesday morning. here's a live look at squall creek in the sierra. check out the temperature, only 18 degrees right now. and then also love this shot of the high sierra looking at yosemite. a nice coating of snow. what we're going to see is some additional light snow when this system moves in. this will not be a heavy snow-maker. we're looking at about 1 to 3 inches, that does start out as rain. we're going to see some rain as
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well as we go through tomorrow and early wednesday and gradually winds down throughout the day on wednesday. the rest of the week is looking dry as our temperatures warm up, we'll be in the low 60s. saturday, that's your day to get out there if you haven't already started shopping or putting up some of the holiday decorations. it's going to be really nice. we will also be tracking another system moving in on sunday. but temperatures generally the same from san francisco to the inland valleys, looking at a lot of 50s throughout the next several days. and, of course, you want to make sure you check in first thing tomorrow morning on "today in the bay." i'll have the updates on the incoming rain. laura and marcus? >> you know we'll be here. >> yes, we will. and we'll also be right back. you know when you're at ross
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decision may have prevented as many as a dozen wildfires. here is investigative reporter, jaxon van derbeken. >> when you look at those pictures, it's terrifying to see the extent of the damage to the equipment. >> reporter: these photos were taken after a wind storm in mid october. 18 pg&e lines were damaged or fell. another five had branchs on them. but not a single fire. pg&e had turned off power in advance of the storm to 60,000 customers in the high fire-risk zone. >> you would think that when they saw the successes in october, they would have taken action in november. >> reporter: but state senator jerry hill says the utility did not learn from that success. >> we protected a lot of people by turning that power off. and by not turning the power off in november, we put a lot of lives, 88, to be precise, at
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risk. who lost their lives. >> reporter: in a report to regulators this week, pg&e executive patrick hogan explained that forecast conditions in butte county did not merit shutting off power there. he stressed, turning off power to our customers is a decision that does not come easily, is not made lightly, and will be exercised only as a last resort. plus, the company does not unplug high-voltage transmission lines that carry power to regions outside fire zones. and it's one of those lines at the center of cal fire's investigation into the cause of the deadly camp fire. senator hill says it's time for the utility to turn off all its lines to meet the danger. even if it means headaches for customers, because the risk is so great. >> i think, frankly, they were more concerned about the political and the public relations fallout. >> reporter: pg&e did not comment for this story, saying its reports to regulators speak for themselves. jaxon van derbeken, nbc bay area news.
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>> we'll be right back. in san f.
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last night -- t the menorah is shining brightly in san francisco's union square. last night the first candle was lit. the menorah lighting has been a hand hanukkah tradition. the next candlelighting is today at 5:00. >> should be a fun time out there. >> nice.
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for a lot of people out there, what will the weather look like? >> nice and cool. only low 50s temperature wise, but then we are going to start to see more clouds moving in, in advance of our next round of rain that will be here early tomorrow morning. we'll be tracking it all as we see the rain off and on throughout the day tomorrow. we'll have more updates to come and start to see the rain tapering off by wednesday. dry weather for the end of the week and another chance of rain by sunday, although it is looking like we will have a couple of days of some wet weather this week. we do have those breaks in between, which is perfect that allows for water to soak in, and then we also have our chances to get outside and enjoy. >> here and there when we can. >> yeah. >> i don't always like the rain, but we need it. >> yes, we do, absolutely. >> all right. >> good for napping. thanks so much for joining us. our next newscast is coming up at 5:00. >> and don't forget, more information all day long at nbcbayarea.com. don't forget to join us tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 for "today in the bay." until then, we'll see you later. sfx: tinny headphone music
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♪ there they are. they do look tired? making the first appearance as a married couple after weeks and weeks of festivities. >> seems like it, right? >> welcome to "access live." we've been following this wedding that's still going on. i like the music! >> this is what i love about the indian weddings. there's a bollywood production. it is incredible. going nonstop since last wednesday. we have been following. they held this -- i love this co-ed ceremony. you know? that's where they do the elaborate henna tattoos on their hands i guess in

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