Skip to main content

tv   NBC Bay Area News at 11AM  NBC  December 5, 2018 11:00am-12:01pm PST

11:00 am
raise taxes, and i wonder if some of these folks who are afraid of compromising or afraid of breaking a pledge they made on the campaign trail look at this moment and look at the reflection and look at the way the country is sort of celebrating his record and realizing, yes, that moment was bad for him personally and politically, but it turned out to be the right call for the country in that moment. i can tell you this, bill clinton had eight years of economic success that some would say began with that decision by george h.w. bush to raise taxes. and yet what is the lesson out of that? is the lesson hey, don't worry about it? history will treat you kindly? or the listen, well, he broke his pledge and he lost his lesson? >> i think the lesson should be he did the right thing but unfortunately for george h.w. bush the one short coming he had
11:01 am
or one as a leader was he wasn't very good at explaining to americans why an unpopular decision was the right to do. i think of lincoln, for instance. when lincoln did the emancipation proclamation, made a lot of people angry because they said this is going to prolong the civil war and lincoln brilliantly explained it and said you may think it's a wrong thing, but this will actually shorten the war because this has caused a lot of african-americans to come from the north to the south and help the union war effort. had george h.w. bush been more adept in explaining to mertz this would make their lives better, i think he might have won a second term. >> it's one opportunity and under president obama, and president obama had been faulted for not taking that tough
11:02 am
decision, dig durbin and other >> president obama and paul ryan. >> exactly. >> you know,is thatsi is today' politics. >> thee hearse arriving on the ramp at joint base andrews. as we watch this, let's continue with andy card. let's talk about how he approached these hard choices. >> first of all, he had a great deal of empathy for what members of congress thought, because he served in congress. at the time he was president, congress was overwhelmingly controlled by the democrats. so it wasn't like the republicans were controlling the congress, and he was the president of the same party. so he almost knew he had to find ways to compromise to get things done. and i think michael would agree, he was a phenomenally productive one-termve president, consideri he was a president and the house and senate were run by the other
11:03 am
party. lot done, a lot er of legislation passed. but it was a sacrifice politically. and i don't think he did as good a job as he could have done to describe to the american people why he broke his promise and raiseded taxes in order to get deal that was far better for america and it was better for america. gave us fiscal discipline for at least ten years. and it wasn't just fiscal discipline in the executive branch, it was actually discipline with how the budget was done in congress. so it was a remarkable contributiones to success that america had that bill clinton got the credit for. and that's okay. george h.w. bush understood that. but he was willing to work the process, because he respected people in the process whether they were republicans or democrats. hepe respected the institutions they were sworn to uphold and serve. >> andy,th do you think he ever thought that that pledge break was going to basically -- i mean, there is a direct line,
11:04 am
breaking the pledge, pat buchanan, newt gingrich, we can go down to donald trump. that strain of the party became emboldened after that moment. >> it did. and he was fearful that would happen. it was something he did anticipate. where he actually did talkom abt it inside the white house. knew there were going to be consequences. i think what -- it strained the republican party. the ross perot role ended up being the one that was more paramount, but it wasas clearly the seeds that were planted after breaking that pledge and the challenges of new hampshire, quite frankly. >> right. >> george w. bush, now the family patriarch, leading the family across the tarmac there as the casket is about to be taken from the hearse and put aboardhe this aircraft in the presidential fleet. let's watch.
11:05 am
11:06 am
♪ ♪
11:07 am
♪ ♪
11:08 am
♪ ♪ ♪
11:09 am
♪ ♪
11:10 am
11:11 am
11:12 am
president george w. bush leaving as the family boards the member of the presidential fleet. normally we see it as air force one. in this case, special air mission sam 41 in honor of the 41st president. he'll be heading now to texas, about a three hour and forty minute flight. as we prepare for the departure, let's get some final thoughts. chuck?
11:13 am
>> as i've said before, i think presidential funerals are a moment in time, and it's a way we mark our time historically. it's a way i've marked my own life. i think people, especially in our business, we do this a lot in the political world, we do this a lot. and we look at it, i think, through the prism of our current politics. and in many ways, i think the message from today is the bush family understood their role in the american democracy. they understood their role in that they were true custodians, and i've always thought an important word to use sometimes when talking about being president of the united states. it's not your office. it belongs to the people. you're the custodian for the moment. and i thought today's service in particular sent that message really well. >> andrea, any take-aways? >> humility. and the fact that all politicians have egos, and are certainly -- george herbert walker bush was as competitive
11:14 am
as the next person in athletics, everything, horseshoes. he really understood, as chuck says, his place. and his restraint in foreign policy, his prudence, if you will. i know he was ridiculed by dana carvey for -- wouldn't be prudent. but prudence really is a good word to describe his approach to public policy. and the decency and humility of this family man. and when you think about the drama of george w. bush now climbing the steps that he had climbed for two terms of that plane, or a similar plane in the fleet. and to be traveling back to texas with the casket carrying the flag-draped casket, just how many times can we imagine, you know -- certainly none in modern times of a father and son going
11:15 am
through this kind of moment. it's pretty astounding. such grace. >> michael besheloff joined us now. you noted it was president bush that first flew on the 747 versions of air force one to helsinki summit. >> this was his plane. this is september of 1990 when he flew one of the new 747s in the presidential fleet, which had been those smaller boeings, flew to helsinki, for a very important meeting with mikhail gorbachev. so i always remember when i see this plane, it takes me back to the center of george bush's achievement, ending the cold war largely through those summits. >> there were two planes, so this could well be that one. i want to thank you for being with us, and note that 30 years ago, next month here in
11:16 am
washington, george herbert walker bush stood on the steps of the capitol and took the oath as our 41st president. he had first come to serve in washington more than 20 years earlier as a 42-year-old freshman congressman. he was a texas oil man, world war ii combat vet, son of a u.s. senator and would go on to become united nations ambassador. republican party chairman. envoy to china. cia director. vice president. and then president of the united states. he served his country in this city and is now leaving it for the last time. he is headed home to texas, where there will be a service tomorrow. then the burial on the grounds of his presidential library, reunited with barbara, his beloved wife of 73 years. and their daughter, robin, who died of leukemia when she was just 3, 65 years ago. this has been an emotional day and an opportunity to set aside political differences to honor and celebrate what unites us. on behalf of savannah, andrea,
11:17 am
chuck, tom brokaw and all of us at nbc news, thank you for joining us. we leave you with the words of president george bush himself on that inaugural day 30 years ago. >> my friends, we are not the sum of our possessions. they are not the measure of our lives. in our hearts, we know what matters. we cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. we must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent, a citizen who leads his home, his neighborhood and town better than he found it. what do we want the men and women who work with us to say when we're no longer there? that we were more driven to succeed than anyone around us? or that we stopped to ask if a sick child had gotten better.
11:18 am
and stayed a moment there to trade a word of friendship. no president, no government, can teach us to remember what is best and what we are. but if the man you've chosen to lead this government can help make a difference, if he can celebrate the quieter, deeper successes that are made not of gold and silk, but of better hearts and finer souls, if he can do these things, then he must. america is never holy herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. we as a people have such a purpose today. it is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. the nation and gentler the face of the world.
11:19 am
♪ to his very last days, dad's life was instructive. as he aged, he taught us how to grow with dignity, humor and kindness. and when the good lord finally called, had a meeting with courage and with the joy of and promise of what lies ahead. >> a final farewell. today the nation is reflecting on the life and legacy of former president george h.w. bush. funeral services just wrapping up in washington, d.c. good morning and thank you for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. it was a wonderful service. the 41st president, of course, passing away on friday night at the age of 94. and since his death, there's been a massive effort in the past few days to get everything just right. >> nbc's blayne alexander is live in washington, d.c., with
11:20 am
more on how president bush is being honored. blayne? >> reporter: and marcus and laura, hello to both of you. you know, we can still hear the church bells tolling behind us as the 41st president of the united states is remembered not just by washington and by the country, but by the world. so we saw certainly a state funeral playing out here in washington. the former president's journey began this morning from the u.s. capitol. he was lying in state there in the capitol rotunda. he was part of a motorcade that snaked its way through washington, one final ride through washington, driving by the white house. of course, where he served for four years. and making its way up here to the national cathedral. now, inside there were some 3,000 people, family, friends, foreign dignitaries, past and present. and really a rare sight, something we don't typically see, the current president, of course, president trump, and all four living past presidents and first ladies, all there inside
11:21 am
to pay tribute to president 41. well, we saw a lot of memories from all stages of the former president's life. certainly his time serving in world war ii to his time as a congressman, cia director, vice president and, of course, commander-in-chief. and one thing we really saw shine through was his trademark sense of humor. repeated friends got up and talked about the fact that he really was a funny guy, even up until his final moments here on earth. but perhaps the most touching tribute, guys, came from the president's son, former president george w. bush, who had this to say about his father. >> last friday, when i was told he had minutes to live, i called him. the guy answered the phone and said, i think he can hear you, but he hadn't said anything for most of the day. i said, dad, i love you and you've been a wonderful father. and the last words he would ever say on earth were, i love you
11:22 am
too. after mom died, dad was strong, but all he really wanted to do was hold mom's hand again. of course, dad taught me another special lesson. he showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country. when the history books are written, they will say that george h.w. bush was a great president of the united states, a diplomat of unmatched skill, a commander-in-chief of formidable accomplishment, and a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor. >> reporter: some valuable lessons there from one commander-in-chief to another. guys, the tributes will continue tomorrow. we know that just moments ago, the former president's casket was loaded into an air force one plane, which has been aptly renamed special air mission 41
11:23 am
for tributes this week. he's going to be flown back to texas and ultimately laid to rest at the bush presidential library beside his wife, barbara. guys, back to you. >> beautiful service there, indeed, blayne. thank you for the coverage. there are several changes because of the funeral. today is officially a national day of mourning, which means you won't receive any mail. post offices are closed and the stock market is also shut down. so are federal offices. some banks and courts will also be closed. check ahead. nbc news will have more coverage on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt at 5:30 tonight. back here at home, we need to get to breaking news in contra costa county. we have new video coming into our news room after a deputy-involved shooting in martinez. and we are just finding out the suspect died. that is according to the sheriff's department. it's unfolding right now. here's what i can tell you. the scene is along pacheco boulevard near merullo avenue.
11:24 am
one of the photographers says there are 20 marked and unmarked police and sheriff units there. it's unclear if the deputy involved was actually hurt. we're working to get you more information. nbc bay area sky ranger also just launched to get you a birds eye view. we're going to bring you those live pictures as soon as it is overhead. and in the north bay, there is also an investigation under way right now after an officer-involved shooting left a suspect dead. nbc bay area's pete suratos is live there in napa. and pete, what have you been able to gather here? >> reporter: good morning to you, marcus. it looks like that investigation may be wrapping up as the road behind me is reopening. you see the police tape still in the area of where this officer-involved shooting took place earlier in morning. so i want to show you guys some scene video when this all took place. we've got an update from napa police in the past hour, and they told us this all started off -- excuse that person there -- around 2:00 a.m., they got a call about a possible assault at the kentwood
11:25 am
apartments, and the man they were being told might have had a handgun at the time of that call. police eventually located the suspect in this area. they say he was riding a skateboard. he refused to obey commands, and that's when a foot chasen sued. a fight took place between that man and the officer and then police are saying -- at least in the information we're getting -- they are saying the officer find his rifle and then that's when the suspect died as a result of the gunshots. we're going to take you back out here live as the scene has wrapped up. it's unclear if that suspect actually had a handgun at all when the shooting took place, but we do know that the officer had minor injuries and per protocol, is on administrative leave. live in napa, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. >> thanks for bringing us up to date on that. coming up here, a developing story in the east bay. a deadly double shooting in fremont. >> we're getting new information. we'll take you there, live. look
11:26 am
11:27 am
11:28 am
and killed a one man and injured another. nbc bay area )s bob redell is police in the east bay are looking for a person who shot and killed one man and injured another. nbc bay area's bob redell is live in the scene in fremont. we understand you spoke to a woman who tried to save that man? >> reporter: correct, laura. there were two men who were shot in this neighborhood around 11:10 last night. they were both inside a car that crashed into this house. you can see the damage.
11:29 am
we're in torrington place. a number of neighbors came out to see what happened, including tamara buckley. she lives across the street here in fremont. i spoke to her by phone within the past couple of hours. she says she saw the driver take off and leave his passenger behind in the car, dying from multiple gunshots. she used her coat to put pressure on the passenger's wound to his neck as he gurgelled and gasped for air. she told him, quote, stay with us, man, don't die. unfortunately, the man did not survive. buckley tells me she is grateful she was able to be there for him during his last moments on earth. police did locate the driver a short time later. also, he was shot more than once but is expected to survive. we also spoke with the woman who lives in this house. she was in her bedroom on the other side of the wall that absorbed the impact of that car crash. >> so i thought it was a big earthquake or something. the whole house shook. and then, boom, boom, boom, we could hear about four to five
11:30 am
shots. so we all -- my boys ran to my bedroom and we were all shaken. we were extremely worried. we did not know what to do but with took a couple minutes to figure out what had happened. because i could hear the engine through my wall. that's when i realized that a car has run into my wall. >> reporter: she tells us the crash was so strong, it almost knocked her dresser over on to her. witnesses believe the gunman did take off in another vehicle, but so far police have not announced any leads as to who that person might be, nor have they made any arrests. the young man who died here last night is a third person to be murdered in the city of fremont this year. reporting live here in fremont, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> all right. sounds like a busy situation there. thank you, bob. right now, we'll go to our micro weather climate forecast. we see the rain in the shot mind you. >> this is a live look in san francisco, a couple scattered
11:31 am
showers pushing through. you can see the live cam picking that up. but look at downtown san jose. no rain there. it's actually rather sunny in downtown san jose. and this is the reason why. let me show you what radar is picking up right now. this is our satellite radar. you can see the rain through san francisco. but check out what our very own stormranger is picking up. this kind of zooms in a little bit closer and gives us a better idea of where that rain is pushing through san francisco catching some showers right now. sausalito as well as richmond. even down through portions of the east bay, expect to see some light showers. as far as the milpitas area, you can see catching a break from the rain. we're expecting these pockets of on and off again showers to continue at least through the mid morning and into the early afternoon. right now the temperatures are in the 50s and we're not going to warm up by much. we're expecting to remain in those mid to upper 50s. 52 degrees right now in oakland. 56 in san jose. and it is definitely still breezy up through the north bay. we're talking winds between 15 upwards of possibly 25 miles per hour in some of the higher
11:32 am
elevation areas. so it's cool, it's a little breezy and windy in some spots and yes, still tracking a shower. keep that umbrella handy. you can't put it away yet, because we're still tracking a couple more popup showers. i'll give you more of the time line in just a bit. back to you. >> sounds good. thank you so much. to a victory to google and a search to bring a massive new development to the south bay. council members approved a deal many believe will transform the downtown area. the vote paves the way for google's proposed transit village in the area around diridon station which may bring in 25,000 jobs. it was followed by hours of public testimony earlier in the day. >> they're promising jobs for a bunch of people, and that's not going to happen for minorities. >> it's something that san jose has been wanting for decades and for google to come and choose a transit-rich area to build out and especially right next to our downtown, it's going to be transformational. >> here's a map showing the properties san jose plans to sell to google in order to launch the project. all of the parcels sit between
11:33 am
santa clara and san carlos streets. google has also scooped up other surrounding properties. while google builds, facebook is back on the defense. >> facebook documents and e-mails have been dumped on to the internet, and scott mcgrew, it came from an unexpected source. >> it did. the government of the united kingdom, laura. parliament. we're still going over the documents that the uk put on the web. so far, we haven't found anything shocking. but we have seen lots of internal e-mails that show just how tough facebook is on its competitors. cutting them off from access tore trading data for money. we knew facebook was a bruceise but you see it in the documents. we weren't supposed to see them at all. facebook turned them over in response to a lawsuit from a developer, but they weren't supposed to be public. in fact, a court here in the bay area sealed them. but that developer traveled to england, somebody tipped off parliament he was there, who sent the sergeant-at-arms to the developer's hotel room and seized those documents.
11:34 am
the uk is not involved in this lawsuit, but it was already investigating facebook for a multitude of alleged offenses. so it jumped right on, grabbing those documents. we'll continue to follow it. we'll let you know if we find anything else. marcus? >> thanks, scott. new for you at 11:00, police in san jose are investigating an early morning deadly shooting. this happened a few blocks from happy hollow zoo on east virginia and south third streets. officers got that call about 1:00 this morning. the victim, a man, died at the scene. so far, he has not been identified. anyone who may have seen something is asked to call san jose police. beware of scammers sending fake messages designed to look like emergencies. authorities in san mateo county are warning about a new scam involving fake text messages disguised to be part of the county's emergency notification system. the scammer claims deputies may need to conduct a random inspection and may need access to their property. the sheriff's department believes it's actually thieves trying to get into people's homes or businesses.
11:35 am
>> san mateo county sheriff's office would never ask to come to your home or have you turn off your alarms or enter your house without probable cause or a warrant. so that's the first heads up that something is suspicious here. >> most importantly here, the sheriff's office will never send a text message demanding access to a home or business. anyone who receives a fake alert should contact the sheriff's office. our investigative unit is asking, will it work? we're talking about the sinking millennium tower. planners are reviewing the proposed solution for the tilting tower. engineers submitted a plan yesterday. they want to drill 52 piles, 250 feet into the bedrock to shore up the building. the old foundation would then be jacked up to anchor the new one higher. our investigative unit spoke with a structural engineer. he calls the plan an effective solution, but worries about the impact of residents. >> there's a lot of drilling.
11:36 am
when they do that drilling, how much of that drilling sound transmits up into the occupied spaces, you know, is something they'll have to determine. >> before the drilling ever begins, an independent peer review panel will have to sign off on the $100 million fix, and it's still not clear who is paying for the fix, due to the ongoing legal dispute. san francisco becoming the first major city in the country to get rid of minimum parking requirements for all types of development. the city's board of supervisors voted to pass the ordinance yesterday. the legislation eliminates planning provisions that force developers to provide at least some parking spaces as part of their project. a second vote on the legislation will take place next week. followup for you. styrofoam in contra costa county will soon be going away the same way as those plastic bags. supervisors unanimously approved a styrofoam ban for all unincorporated areas. most bay area cities and counties already have similar
11:37 am
bans. merchants will have a six-month grace period to get rid of existing supplies. santa clara county appears to be one step closer to say upbon voyage to one of its commuter airports. it would have required keeping the airport open for at least another 20 years. as it stands, the airport is currently locked in to operate for the next 12 years. when its current federal grants expire. the county will now explore alternative uses for that land and upgrade facilities at its commuter airport over in san martine. muni is crossing its fingers, full service on the busy t-light rail line will resume today. it's been halted due to work on a platform near the warriors' new arena. that's not quite layup crew approved for you just yet. so the t-line on third street near at&t park has been closed since the weekend. crews are widening that platform to accommodate larger crowds. they were supposed to finish before monday, but rain and
11:38 am
unexpect unexpected boulders are causing delays. the riders have been forced to hop on to shuttle buses at mission rock there, leaving many frustrated. >> we have to get on a bus, and then disembark and then get on another train. so it's definitely an inconvenience. >> it's just created a hectic day for me, because i had to wait extra time, and i didn't know this was going on. >> so it's a pain in the butt. >> yes, it is. >> muni riders really should brace for more of the same issues during most of january and february. that's when shuttle buses will fully replace the t-line to accommodate for the same platform widening project. there was some brief hope by some that colin kaepernick might return to the nfl. but now it's looking less likely. the washington team is down to its third string quarterback, and could use some hope. warriors' star kevin durant wants his his hometown team to sign kap.
11:39 am
there is a picture of kaepernick. washington's head coach said the team discussed signing kap, but it is unlikely to do so. so if you're a big fan of the rain, you're in luck. kari is tracking the forecast for us. >> that's right. a couple showers moving through right now into richmond. so if you're taking a drive through the east bay, you may catch some rain on your commute. i'll track down when the rain is going to take its official exit in just a bit. stay with us. they're losing tens of thousands of dollars. but is anyone helping them? i'm consumer investigator, chris chmura. nbc bay area responds. next. throughout this year, n-b-
11:40 am
11:41 am
11:42 am
area is investigating real estate wire fraud. it )s a fast growing crime - leading to staggering losses for bay area families. it's a fast-growing crime, leading to staggering losses for some families. >> chris chmura and his team are following up with victims as they try to put their lives back together. >> good morning. it's been seven months since cindy burnell lost her nest egg to thieves. today she tells us she's no closer to getting her money back. we first brought you cindy's story in june. hackers intercepted her $25,000 cash payment when she tried to buy a house. the crooks used a bogus e-mail to trick her into transferring the money to the wrong account. and it's gone. >> cindy says she had no warning this could happen. >> i wasn't aware of wire fraud. i didn't know that i should have called the title company.
11:43 am
>> so why can't law enforcement do more to help fraud victims like cindy? tonight at 6:00, we ask bay area prosecutors what's keeping them from catching cyber crooks and why is it so difficult to identify and arrest hackers in these cases? if you have a consumer complaint for us to investigate, please call us. the number is 888-996-tips or visit i'll see you again tonight at 6:00. >> all right. thanks, chris. tonight is the fourth night of hanukkah, and whether you say the menorah is half lit or half dark, you are correct. >> mike inouye is here to shed light with what's going on. >> over here is a video we posted last night of the lighting of the third candle. larger than life. there is sam brock, also larger than life. very tall, like marcus. this brings people together.
11:44 am
that is the great thing about the holidays. you can do that. but sometimes we don't live physically close together, so we'll use cards to make sure we stay in contact. i know that i love seeing the holiday cards spread out over our refrigerators. over here, there's a great site, and electronic cards are becoming a big tradition with a lot of people. they're easier to create and distribute. here are a bunch of hanukkah cards you can get for new year's, christmas, kwanzaa. all sorts of them. remember when hallmark was the standard and they would have a written hallmark card you could deliver in the mail? hallmark has gotten with the times. this is hallmark's e cards, and they have a site. i've got to be honest, i was a little disappointed they had gone there, but they've got to go where the customers are. >> they went there a long time ago. >> they did. but i thought they would make that part of their integrated creations that you could mail -- mail service. what we still do is go to shutterfly over here. i'm not promoting any of these websites. i'm just explaining that in my family, part of our thanksgiving
11:45 am
tradition is because we have the grandparents and the grandkids together, we make sure we have an appropriate picture the grandparents can make their card. and now we actually make it for them right there at the dinner. they approve it. so we order those cards and get them sent to their house and they still write a note on there. and that's the way we help keep track of things. but as my parents find less and less time because they're spending more and more time traveling to grandkids' parting events, you can save time, as well. at shutterfly -- i don't know if you can read this well, but you can do a process which will import your address book. and then they can actually put your return address, they can print your whole address book, address all of the envelopes and then they create the cards, print them, stuff the envelopes and mail them out for you. all you have to do is create that card yourself. which is a feat unto itself. i know, laura, you're a bfan of the handwritten note and you have beautiful handwriting, but not everybody does, like me. and so there's even a website here where you can handwrite your cards. not you. you get someone to handwrite
11:46 am
your cards. they will do hanukkah, and christmas and you can get to know the handwriter. over here on facebook they have videos created. this is allison. look how beautiful. she will handwrite your card. she will do it. each card individually. i haven't checked out the pricing on that. >> that was my question. >> yeah. >> you know what, if your handwriting is as bad as mine, you might want to invest. lots of options. but make sure you keep in touch with family. it's important. >> and nothing like this handwriting as we just learned with george h.w. bush, writing a letter. >> could mean a lot. >> yeah, really does. it's special. keeping with the holiday theme now, it seems secret santas are getting more than just the attention of certain walmart shoppers, that's because they're picking up the tabs on thousands of dollars of merchandise. earlier this week, you may have heard about the secret santa in colorado picked up the tab on $45,000 in layaway items in one walmart. now there's a similar story outside of philadelphia. that's where today one walmart
11:47 am
store says shoppers had about $30,000 in layaways paid for by one generous and anonymous donor. new at 11:00, officers in one massachusetts police department are now on the case. this is to solve a holiday theme mystery. it seems the elf on the shelf has arrived at the headquarters. this is north attleborough. police say that he goes by the name of radar. he's 14 inches tall, weighs about 45 ounces, and typically wears a red and white cap. for some reason, his last known whereabouts seems to change every single day. laura, do you know about that? >> yeah, very well. >> at this point, police are not calling this a case of breaking and entering. they do believe radar has the inside track there on who has been naughty. and, of course, who has been nice. >> so he disappears because he flies back to the north pole to tell santa who has been naughty or nice. >> and keeps track of kids every day. >> every day, so he's watch you
11:48 am
go. >> rain or shine. >> and will still have time. >> we do. better hurry. >> yeah. and he's watching rain or shine, right? santa doesn't care what the weather is like, but we do, because we've got a lot going on in the weather department. we've got some changes up ahead, and i know you're probably thinking, oh, it's sunny, where i'm at right now. is the rain completely out? well, don't be too excited just yet, because we've still got some moisture left and that could bring additional showers into your area. so let's kind of go over this time line. san francisco right now, you can see this is a live picture. there go the raindrops. we had showers move through the area. now it's tracking further east, which means oakland, you're up next. look at san jose, you can see earlier we had some slick roads and still looks nice and cool. we've got christmas in the park going on down there. so if you're heading out late tonight, pack a coat. we're tracking a very cool afternoon. satellite radar here it is, this is what it's picking up. you can see showers that push through. but let's see what stormranger is picking up. because this gives us an even better idea of exactly where the rain is right now and what areas are seeing that.
11:49 am
richmond getting showers. alejo getting showers in through orinda and san francisco the rain has moved out to the east. and look at how dry san jose is now. fremont is dry, redwood city not tracking too much rain. however, again, we're going to keep the chance of shows popup showers here and there through the afternoon. right now the temperatures in the 50s, and this is very similar to what we'll see into the afternoon. we're not going to warm up by a lot. in fact, we're only topping out in those mid 50s. so let's look at your hour-by-hour outlook. by 5:30 p.m., this is into the evening hours, again, a chance of popup showers here and there. right around the evening hours, 6:00 or 7:00, we should see the majority of rain completely make its exit. all that is left behind is cloudy skies and some breezy conditions. so your microclimate in the 50s by the evening hours, that spotty chance diminishes even more. but the gusty conditions will remain, especially for the north bay. santa rosa at 22-mile-an-hour gusts. so about 1:30. and if you look at the time line, i'm going to fast forward
11:50 am
all the way through tonight. it really kind of begins to die down significantly. same for sierra snow. if you're driving up there, hey, they're still tracking snow showers. look how beautiful that looks in squaw creek, lake tahoe. we catch a break tomorrow, friday and even saturday. it's going to be a good weekend ahead. back to you. >> good window of a break. thanks. >> we'll be right back. we )re fo
11:51 am
11:52 am
theater. the biggest broadway shows usually make their way to the okay. so you know we're fortunate when it comes to theater. the biggest broadway shows usually make their way somewhere here in the bay area. >> but many smaller experimental and independent shows deserve fanfare and they're getting it, thanks to one man. garvin thomas has his story in today's bay area proud. >> the best thing a theater company can see when they step on stage is a full house. but next-best thing they can see
11:53 am
is barry horowitz in the audience. for small bay area theaters, he's the best and most selfless friend they could have. any play worth seeing has got to have some surprises waiting for the audience in the second act. that opinion just one of many held on the subject of theater by barry horowitz. it also pretty well describes the second act of barry's life, which to him has come as something of a surprise. >> totally unexpected. i never expected to do anything like this. >> barry's first act was that of professor. for 50 years, barry thougaught thousands of young people about history and, yes, theater. but when he retired in 2012 barry thought he had -- well, retired. then one day he saw a play, one he loved and thought deserved more attention so he volunteered to write a review for a theater website. well, that one review turned
11:54 am
into another and another and so many more. >> then i found there were so many plays in so many theaters that i didn't even know about and i couldn't cover them all. one -- so i started giving assignments to friends of mine and people that i knew and former students and teachers that i've worked with. >> and pretty soon, barry was running theatreius, his own site reviewing dozens all over the bay area. many small, independent productions tackling important social issues. and he does it all for free. >> the pay is zero. it's all out go and no income. so what i've got here for all the ones i've done recently. >> barry says he spends hundreds of hours a month reviewing, writing and editing. all because not doing so would be to waste so much that he has learned in life. >> at a certain age, you realize
11:55 am
that this is the moment that you should do whatever you have been prepared for. and i've had a lot of preparation that i didn't really realize. >> a surprise twist in barry's life, worthy of a standing ovation. aside from the pay, barry says the biggest difference between what he does now and teaching is that now with his writers, he never assigns them to do a review. everybody volunteers to review the plays they want to see. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. an change in an instant. an change in an instant. be covered when it does... ...with a health plan through covered california. we offer free expert help choosing the best plan for you. and all of our plans include free preventive care. financial help is available, so check for yourself to see what savings you qualify for. for health insurance starting january 1st, enroll by december 15th. because you never know when life... ...will change. get covered today.
11:56 am
11:57 am
from porch delivery thefts to mailbox burglaries. how to see what )s coming in the mail - from your phone. and we )re already tracking the weather for the big weekend events! the forecast tomorrow morning from 4:30 to 7. all right. last look at that weather for today. the rain is here again. >> it's here and it's trickling on by. so we're going to keep the showers at least through the afternoon. but the temperatures will be rather cool. 54 degrees topping out in san francisco. if you notice by tonight and tomorrow, the rain moves out and then breaks of sunshine thursday and friday and even into saturday. but it's not until sunday evening when our next system moves in, and that's going to return some rain into the bay area. that could make for a messy monday morning commute. >> okay. but that's so far away. thanks so much for joining us. our next newscast is tonight at 5:00. >> we'll see you tomorrow
11:58 am
morning starting at 4:30. have a great day.
11:59 am
12:00 pm
such an amazing moment and amazing opportunity and i want to say i'm beyond grateful. you know how much blood, sweat and tears i put into my craft. no matter how much you have done there's always more to do, is there's always more that can be achieved. time to get to work, man. celebrate for a moment and then you focus on the work. >> get to work right there. there he is. your new oscar host. congrats to kevin hart right there. isn't that going to be great? >> yeah. it is going to be awesome. >> welcome to "access live." natalie at the power 100 women entertainment breakfast. >> it's a huge event. you have


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on