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aqu . breaking right now at 11:00. a deadly officer-involved shooting on the peninsula. hello, i'm marcus washington. thanks for joining our midday newscast. >> and i'm laura garcia. a man shot in a redwood city neighborhood. let's go straight to nbc bay area's kris sanchez on the scene of the shooting. do we know what led up to this, kris? >> reporter: yeah, we do. and, in fact, we can clarify just a little bit. we know now that man shot by redwood city police officer did survive. he's now at a bay area hospital getting treatment. not only for any gunshot wounds by that police officer, but also for self-inflicted wounds. when this all started, it was about 8:45 this morning, and police were called out to this home, just down the street here on lincoln avenue and redwood
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city, because that man was having some sort of mental breakdown. he was slashing himself at his wrist, trying to cut his own throat. he went outside into the backyard and was continuing to harm himself. the family called officers out, because they didn't know what to do. officers here -- we just talked with the chief of police for the redwood city police department and he said the first two officers who arrived, they did have mental crisis training and so they knew what they were getting into, and they knew they did have some skills to deal with that. at that point, that man had gone around the side of the house, and there was some sort of confrontation or alter occasica with the police officers and one police officer not only fired his service weapon, but also used a taser and did manage to strike the suspect. the suspect did survive, did get first aid from some of the other officers who arrived on-scene and was transported to a hospital and is now getting some pretty serious help. i'll tell you the back story here, according to the chief.
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they have not been out here, officers, to this home for any sort of criminal matter. but they have been out here because of issues related to mental leng mental health. and just on saturday, that same man who was shot by officers today and was hurting himself today had some sort of mental breakdown son saturday and his family was actively trying to get him some help, trying to make sure he was going to be okay. i can tell you that his wife also sustained some minor injuries. there were two children inside the home at the time, as well. one child, 3 years old, and a brand-new infant baby boy. the baby boy said to be just days old, and so now we know that this family is certainly in some sort of crisis. the officers did have that training to deal with this sort of situation, but we asked the chief how are they doing this morning, as well. >> it's a difficult situation. we have family members here. we have children that were inside the house. and we have officers that had to
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deal with this event, as well. >> reporter: so whether or not that was adequate mental health crisis training, we won't know until the investigation was wrapped up. and the chief said they will revisit the issue. up to this point, it's been a redwood city police department investigation from this point going forward. it will be an investigation of the san mateo county district attorney's office. it is standard procedure that whenever an officer fires a service weapon, the d.a.'s office does investigate and they have been out here and are, in fact, still out here if you can see folks in the distance there in blue and yellow lettering on their jackets. so they will be talking with the family members. they will be talking with that gentleman who himself was the subject of the beginning of all of this. they'll be talking with the officers, as well. so certainly we hope that whatever mental health crisis his family is having, that this will be the catalyst for some sort of support and help for them, because it certainly is difficult enough going through the holidays and having a
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brand-new baby and if you're not fully well it can be very, very stressful. so the family is dealing with that. the redwood city police department investigating and also the san mateo county sheriff's department. we will continue -- not sheriff's, sorry, district attorney's office. so we'll continue to follow this story for you and we'll bring you updates as we get them. in redwood city, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much, kris. and when we learned about the police shooting, we sent out a push alert. you can download our nbc bay area app, get breaking news sent straight to your smartphone. people on strike making their voices heard all across the state this midday. here in the bay area, picket lines. >> one protest against a major california hospital system. the other, teachers in the east bay school district walking out of classrooms. >> we have live team coverage for you. let's begin with those teachers. nbc bay area bob redell is live in oakland to show us what is happening this morning. and bob, what's at stake for both sides here?
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>> reporter: well, you can hear them chanting behind me, talking about teachers from three schools here in oakland that are now rallying in front of oakland city hall. we're talking about teachers from oakland high, oakland's fremont high and madison park, which is a 6 through 12 school. there is also students out here, they're actually inside city hall right now, trying to get the attention of mayor libby schaaf. the reason why they are doing this sick-out today, the teachers, they're trying to pressure the school district to increase their salaries. right now many tell us they can barely afford to live here in the bay area. >> no contacts, no peace! no justice, no peace! >> reporter: that was the scene earlier this morning outside oakland high school where a majority of the teachers refused to teach today. instead participating in this one-day sick-out and march to city hall. the teachers' union and district have been negotiating for a contract for the past two years. a teacher tells us they have been at an impasse since the spring. the teachers want smaller class sizes, and as i mentioned, nor
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money. the teachers argue their salaries are some of the lowest for teachers in the bay area, while district administrators they say are some of the better paid. the district is offering a 5% raise over the next five years. the teachers want 12% over the next three. >> you want us to stay here and teach your kids, pay us what we're worth. otherwise we're going to go and these kids are going to be taught by teachers who have no experience over and over and over again. it's a cycle. >> you know, a lot of teachers, they're housing insecure, food insecure. i live in concord, we're commuting for long distances. >> i hope they get whatever they want. >> reporter: a number of teachers did join their teachers at the picket lines. some marched here to city hall. we just spoke with the oakland unified school district spokesperson. he tells us they have called in a number of subs and that
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classes were taking place in school so there were some consolidation. in other words, they are taking a bunch of the kids and putting them in one classroom instead of two or three. now the oakland unified school district has already responded with a statement, and i'm reading this. this is just part of it. a sick-out is an illegal labor action, teachers who call in sick under these circumstances will be potentially subject to disciplinary action and loss of pay. please note, the district is currently in negotiations with the oakland education association and we are now in the fact-finding stage, which means we continue to seek a contract resolution that is amenable to both sides. i spoke to one teacher this morning who said he would go out on strike if the district does not budge in the contract negotiations. the last time oakland unified teachers did go on a strike, back in 1996 and lasted about two months. reporting live outside oakland city hall, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, bob. kaiser permanente clinicians are demanding change now. pete suratos is standing in san
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francisco with both sides. issue there. what's the bottom line here for those protesters? what do they want? >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, laura. the issue at hand for these mental health clinicians is they feel they are understaffed. they need more help. they say their case loads are a bit overwhelming, so that's why they want to see kaiser add more staffing to their different hospitals around california. that's why you see hundreds of mental health clinicians and supporters out here calling for that to be addressed by kaiser. all together, we're talking about a five-day strike. you've got the mental health clinicians out here asking for more staffing and resources. they say it takes patients anywhere from four to six weeks just to see a doctor. now, kaiser contends they did increase staff by 30% since 2015, and said they have invested roughly about $175 million into improving mental health services. the folks out here on strike, they believe that more needs to be done.
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>> yes. i would agree that they have increased staffing. you have to look at the demand. their demand has gone up exponentially, and they just don't have an interest in staffing accordingly. >> one, we're understaffed. each of us sees probably on average about four new patients, maybe five new patients per week. and there's no cap to our case load. so i have a case load of literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people. and, you know, if even half of them want to come back and see me for multiple sessions, i can't meet that demand. >> reporter: so the plan is for the strike to continue for at least five days, and not only this kaiser hospital, but other kaiser hospitals throughout california. in fact, we'll take you guys back out here live. i want to point out all kaiser hospitals will be open for the urgent mental health services. those nonurgent services could be postponed as a result of the strike. live here in san francisco, pete
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suratos, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, pete. turning to our microclimate forecast for you, it's turning out to be a dismal day across the bay area. >> gray out there. take a look at what our nbc bay area sky ranger shot pictures of over hayward. if you can make out, out there. foggy sight. meteorologist kari hall, you're still tracking lingering showers? >> just a little bit. we haven't seen much out of this system. and as we take a look at stormranger, our mobile doppler radar, only a few splotches of green here and there, mostly across the peninsula. bri we've seen the mist and drizzle in san francisco and some of that moving across parts of the south bay over toward the evergreen neighborhood, moving off towards the east over the hills. and then we're also tracking some of that light rain moving through the altamont pass. but for the most part, we have seen some mainly dry conditions, but mostly cloudy skies, and every now and then, some light sprinkles. and then we're going to see our skies gradually clearing as we
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go throughout the rest of the day. so we're already starting to see those clouds eroding as we look at ukiah and parts of northern sonoma county. that line of dry air will make its way into the bay area for the afternoon. so i'll time that out. we'll talk about what's ahead for the rest of the week. it's coming up in the microclimate forecast. >> thank you, kari. breaking news in the russia investigation. nbc news reports that a russian spy is cooperating with the special counsel. >> scott mcgrew, maria butina met with the president's son? >> yes. court papers show butina may plead guilty as soon as this week. she was arrested in july, accused of, among other things, trying to infiltrate conservative organizations like the nra. she was originally here on a student visa, but prosecutors say she was really working for the russian government. and that's the violation of the law. you can't be here in america trying to influence people on behalf of your government without telling us you're
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working for that foreign government. we have absolutely no details on the plea deal, only that she is changing her plea from not guilty to guilty, possibly to lesser charges. this comes after a whirlwind of cases in court friday. president trump's former lawyer back in court. prosecutors said friday cohen and a person named as individual one directed cohen to cover up sexual relationships with two women. cohen did that by creating shell companies to make illegal payments. we can't say that president trump is individual one, but we can say court papers identify individual one as a person who is cohen's boss, who was, quote, later elected president. now, that's not the only thing we've learned in the past couple of days in court. a different court filing said cohen was in touch with russian officials just before the new hampshire primaries. and they offered a synergy on a government level, according to court papers to help donald
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trump become president. of course, we will be monitoring all of this as it quickly changes. marcus? >> all right, scott, thank you. coming up here, another 40 minutes of news for you, including how tare the holidays costing you an arm and a leg? what you can do right now to have a stress-free holiday. plus -- >> i want to be clear. i do not respect the s.e.c. >> tesla's leader on the warpath. elon musk not holding back when it comes to government regulators or his childhood. the interview that is having a huge impact on tesla. sfx: tinny headphone music
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since 2012. with mckenzie gone, head coach jon gruden is expected to take on more responsibility as the team's general manager. a new "60 minutes" interview with elon musk is raising eyebrows. in it, he calls out the s.e.c., talks about tesla and opens up about what he calls an abusive childhood. nbc's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: like the groundbreaking rocket created by his company, spacex, 2018 has been filled with incredible highs for elon musk. and some spectacular failures, too. >> there are people who say that the company cannot survive without you. >> i think that's true, yeah. >> and there are people who say the company cannot survive with you. >> ha ha, that's hilarious. i didn't really want to try to adhere to some ceo template. >> reporter: musk, not holding back on "60 minutes" when asked about his use of social media. >> twitter is a war zone. somebody is going to jump in the war zone, it's like, okay, you're in the arena. let's go. >> reporter: in august, musk
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tweeted, considering taking tesla private at 420, funding secured. that post an apparent marijuana refu reference, blindsided investors. agreeing to step down as tesla's ceo and have his tweets monitored by his board. >> i want to be clear, i do not respect the s.e.c. i respect the justice system. >> reporter: and speaking of marijuana, musk also appeared to smoke pot on a podcast. >> i do not smoke pot. as anyone who watched that podcast could tell, i have no idea how to smoke pot. >> reporter: the entrepreneur also describing what he calls an abusive childhood and emotionally abusive father. >> it was very violent. it was not a happy childhood. my father has serious issues. >> reporter: and when asked about being bullied in school -- >> i was almost beaten to death, if you call that bullied. >> reporter: in an interview, he told maria shriver about her son's struggles.
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>> he was always brilliant, but that doesn't always bring practical benefits to other people. >> here are some of the words written about you. >> yeah, that's a lot of words. >> over the summer. erratic, unstable, reckless, operatic. >> i'm just being me. i mean, i certainly am under insane stress and crazy hours. but the system would have failed if i was truly erratic. >> reporter: as the year comes to an end, tesla is profitable after coming close to a breaking point. >> we're losing 50, sometimes $100 million a week. we're running out of money. >> reporter: musk also saying that $35,000 version of the model 3 could arrive by early next year. maybe. >> well, functionality is not my strong suit. >> gadi schwartz reporting. musk is also looking into increasing the number of tesla factories after gm motors announced they would be closing four of their plants in the u.s. musk told "60 minutes" if gm were to sell a plant, his company would be interested in taking it over.
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new at 11:00, british prime minister theresa may is calling off a parliamentary vote on the brexit deal, at least for now. it was expected to happen tomorrow. may's decision opens up an array of options for the united kingdom. when announcing the delay, may was laughed at by some lawmakers. >> from listening to those views, it is clear that while there is broad support for many of the key aspects of the deal -- [ laughter ] -- on one issue, the northern ireland backstop, there remains widespread and deep concern. >> the decision to halt the vote came just hours after the eu's top court ruled that britain could withdraw its decision to leave the block. two weeks before christmas, and for some that means there's two more weeks to get in trouble financially. overspending is a bad habit many people have around the holidays. >> it's become traditional, as traditional as a christmas tree, some say. overspending on gifts, running up debt few can afford.
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a new nerd wallet survey finds one in four still paying off debt from last christmas. self-proclaimed money coach lynnette cox says many just get caught up. >> there is a tendency to get caught up in the holiday shopping spirit. the music, the festivity, the smells are encouraging you to spend, and retailers are savvy about getting you to buy more. >> what's the smell to get you to spend? >> i have no idea. >> she adds, avoid debt, avoid store shopping and avoid paying with a credit card. >> peppermint lattes. the cookie shops, the cinnamon. >> that makes you want to eat, no the buy. >> you walk by yankee candle and smell the scents. maybe that's what it is. >> we'll see. i don't know. out there, the smell of rain on the pavement? >> yeah. we've had some rain this morning. it has been wet in spots. but we all haven't seen that wet
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weather, but we have all been kind of stopped in with cloudy skies. here's a look at stormranger. that's our mobile doppler radar. we're getting a live scan of the rain, and when you're looking at other radars, they're about two to five minutes behind what we are showing right here as it scans closer to the ground and gives us a very high resolution and detailed look as the rain moves through. now we haven't seen a lot of it, and most of the spots that did measure rain earlier this morning only got a few hundredths of an inch. and it's still misting and drizzling in some spots. we can tell by the white splotches of green being picked up on stormranger and then we have some slightly heavier rain over those hills, over the east bay and then continuing to move away from the south bay. so only some light rain here and there, moving through the tri valley. and then pushing off towards the east. so looking at the bigger picture, we can see that skies are starting to clear in ukiah and also moving into far northern sonoma county. and this is the cold front
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moving on through. so the rain that we saw earlier this morning was a weakening line of showers that really didn't have enough punch to bring us all some rain. so now as the drier air moves in, we're going to start to see these clouds clearing out. so here's a look at sunol right now. mostly cloudy, also cloudy looking over san jose with some mix of sun and clouds expected for the afternoon. as we reach the upper 50s in willow glen, we hit the high temperature at about 3:00. it's still cool out there now, but this is actually warmer than yesterday for many spots, especially in the tri valley, where right now we're 7 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. we're heading into the upper 50s and low 60s for the south bay. up to 61 in walnut creek and for the peninsula, upper 50s today. upper 50s for san francisco in the north bay, reaching 59 degrees in napa. so once these skies clear later on tonight, we are going to see some mostly clear skies throughout the day tomorrow and we do have several days of some
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dry weather. make sure you're following me on facebook and twitter. i'm @karihallweather and also on instagram. we're going to keep you updated on the temperatures that will warm up and it looks really nice for the rest of the week. there will, though, be some rain chances back in time for your weekend plans by friday. i'll be tracking some more rain and i'll keep you up to date on that. we'll talk more about it later. laura and marcus? >> thanks, kari. coming up, a happy reunion. >> it was the worst feeling in the world. >> a long wait for one paradise fire victim and her dogs. first, happening now, getting the flu shot may save your life if you have heart failure. danish researchers found people who got the flu shot were 18% less likely to suffer an early death. we'll be right back after this break.
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. now to heartwarming reunion. when the camp fire broke out in paradise, andrea gaylord escaped without her two adorable dogs. >> just when she thought all hope was lost, a miracle. here is nbc's jenna bush hager. >> reporter: for residents of paradise, california, the fast-moving flames were terrifying. as andrea gaylord raced to escape, she desperately called out for her dogs, brothers madison and miguel.
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the shepard mixes who mostly lived outside were nowhere to be found. andrea had no choice but to leave them behind. >> it was the worst feeling in the world. it was like, you have to choose. the whole time i was thinking, what is going to happen to those dogs? i felt so horrible, leaving them. >> reporter: with their home burned to the ground and the area shut down to evacuees, andrea couldn't get back in to search for madison and miguel. then, a ray of hope. she got a call from animal rescue volunteer shayla sullivan, who heard about her dogs and was leaving them food and water. >> if it's there, they won't go hungry. >> reporter: it wasn't until a month later that andrea was finally let back on to her property and received a miracle. there was madison, sitting next to her burned out home, waiting for her to return. >> there is a higher power. it's like a sigh of relief. it was like an affirmation that these dogs are survivors. >> they don't see it as ashes.
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they see it as their home and those dogs protect the flock and these people are the flock. they love those people. >> reporter: then, more good news. andrea's second dog, miguel, was found by volunteers and reunited with his brother. >> they were wagging their tails, and so happy to see them together. things are right again. all right, what a good boy! >> reporter: andrea knows, paradise will recover and homes can be rebuilt. but nothing can ever replace the love of a pet. always there when you need it the most. >> really sweet. that dog state there. amazing. coming up, the former director of the fbi speaks out. what james comey had to say about the state of america and his hope for the future. ♪ this little home of mine,
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comey is escalating a war a developing story this midday. former fbi director, james comey, is escalating a war of words with the president. >> ask this after the release of
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comey's closed-door testimony earlier this year with lawmakers on capitol hill. nbc's halley jackson reports. >> reporter: stepping into the spotlight after coming under fire, former fbi director, james comey, on stage in new york overnight, responding to president trump. >> the president reacted to your -- >> he's finished reading the 253 pages? >> yep. [ laughter ] >> reporter: with msnbc's nicolle wallace, comey took on that tweetstorm in which the president accused him without evidence of lying to congress friday during more than six hours behind closed doors. quote, leakin james comey must have set a record for who lied the most to congress in one day. >> we have to remind ourselves, the president of the united states of america is publicly announcing that people are committing crimes, they should be in jail, private citizens. that's not okay. and if we become numb to it, we risk surrendering the norm. >> reporter: president trump blasting what comey told the
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house judiciary committee in closed-door testimony with that 253-page transcript released publicly over the weekend. in it, comey discussed how the fbi, in late july of 2016, opened counterintelligence investigations of four americans to see if they were working in any way with the russians to influence our election. at least some of those people were associated with the trump campaign, comey said. but clarified, the president himself was not one of them. since then, the investigation into russian interference has led to the guilty pleas or convictions of five former members of donald trump's orbit, including his short-lived former national security adviser, michael flynn and his former attorney, microclimate. michael cohen. >> is the president an unindicted co conspirator? >> i don't know. if he's not there, he's certainly close. >> reporter: comey suggested, if donald trump were not president, he would be in serious jeopardy of being charged by the special counsel investigation, an investigation comey is confident
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in. he told the house committee, i would bet my life that bob mueller will do things the right way. comey making no secret of his political perspective heading into 2020. >> all of us should use every breath we have to make sure that the lying stops on january 20th, 2021. now, to new details on an early morning hit and run in west san jose. we're actually getting a first look at the man and woman arrested in connection to the crime. olivia baez and brett tyler o obiddo. this occurred at an apartment building. we spoke with one of the neighbors who had to get out. >> i heard a car coming really fast and heard the wheels brake
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and just dragged. and then i just, like -- i felt like the impact coming, so i just braced myself. >> the gas leak has now been turned off, and an inspector will assess the structural damage to that building later today. right now the search is on in the south bay for a man who police say robbed a bank at gunpoint. this on the central coast. that robbery happened saturday morning in grover beach there, and that's just south of san luis obispo. police announced they found the robber's car in san jose last night. officers think that he might still be here in the area. if you recognize this man, give police a call. the clock is ticking on a drought plan for the colorado river. now it appears the deadline may be missed. barring a serious change in conditions, water cut backes
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fr may be declared by 20. leaders from seven western states are expected to have a final plan in place by the end of this year to share. federal regulators say they're open to extending the deadline. new details french president emmanuel macron is at last preparing to speak as a nation tonight after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated their anger. nbc's bill neely reports from paris. >> reporter: cleaning up the mess after another violent weekend in paris. 10,000 protesters on the streets, paris in lockdown, a police crackdown, a thousand arrests. for france's president macron, a political mess he can't clean up so quickly. he met union leaders this morning, but none of the protesters, the yellow vests. he turned paris into a battleground. they took on riot police saturday, even after the president scrapped the hated gas
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tax, but ignited the protests. that didn't work. they see him as a president of the rich, and they want him out. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> it's the start of a revolution. >> it's the end, i am sure of that. >> reporter: the end of the government. >> yes. mr. macron is finished. >> reporter: but he won't resign, and riot police were determined to smother this protest in clouds of tear gas. most people say they support the aim of the protests, lower taxes, but not the violence. >> people want to be free. they want to live. they want to live versus survive. >> reporter: president trump appeared to gloat in macron's problems, tweeting, protests and riots all over france, chanting, "we want trump." love france. there is no evidence they chanted that. the french foreign minister denied it and told trump, don't interfere in our nation. but it is a nation on edge. its president's next step critical. there is no question that
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millions here are struggling to make ends meet. he's under pressure to acknowledge that, but give too much, and his credibility will be shot. either way, protesters say they'll be back on these streets next weekend. bill neely, nbc news, paris. san francisco remembers one of its modern-day leaders. wednesday marks one year since the death of mayor ed lee. he suffered a fatal heart attack at his neighborhood grocery store. tomorrow afternoon, the asian pacific islander council will hold a ceremony for lee at portsmouth square. just last week, lee was among those inducted into the california hall of fame. an emotional 49ers win for the team's biggest fan. that's how head coach kyle shanahan described yesterday's upset victory over the denver broncos. says the team dedicated its 20 to 14 win to tony york who died suddenly on friday at the age of 35. no cause of death has been given. tony was the younger brother of
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niners' ceo jed york. he was not directly involved with the team's operations, but players and coaches say that he is still a huge presence. making news around the world, china raising the press to on u.s. a communist party newspaper called canada's treatment of chief financial officer ming wanzu inhumane. >> alleging she used a hong kong shell company to evade u.s. trade sanctions in iran. nbc's janis mackey frayer reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese condemning the arrest. the u.s. ambassador here was called to answer to chinese officials who called the arrest vile and nasty and threatened grave consequences if the warrant is not dropped. prosecutors want to extradite
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her to the united states to stand trial on charges of fraud for allegedly covering up business dealings through a subsidiary to evade u.s. sanctions against iran. lawyers are opposing bail for her, saying she's a flight risk, because she has money and apparently has used at least seven passports in the last 11 years. she denies all of the claims against her. here in china, there is fury over what people see as the u.s. taking a competitive swipe. and the timing couldn't be worse. coming just days into this fragile truce between president trump and china's president xi jinping to overt an all-out trade war. and this is the concern now, is that this dispute could derail talks. a lot of the anger is also directed at canada for carrying out the arrest at the request of the united states. her bail hearing will resume later today in vancouver. extradition could take months, but if it happens, she faces up to 30 years in prison.
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janis mackey frayer, nbc news, beijing. coming up, a look at that forecast. meteorologist kari hall. >> it's been cloudy. we're waiting for the sun to peek out from behind the clouds. here is a look outside at palo alto. it's going to be a while but we should get a little bit of sun before sunset this evening and the rain is moving out. so we'll talk about what's ahead for the rest of the week. that's coming up in just a few minutes. both directions betweeno
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breaking news to our midday newscast. b.a.r.t. currently suspended service in both directions between castro valley and west dublin. it's described as some sort of major medical emergency. b.a.r.t. is now working on a bus bridge to get passengers along. we've launched nbc bay area sky ranger headed to the scene to see if we can find out more information for you. >> as you probably know, we start "today in the bay" at 4:30 in the morning and after two-and-a-half hours of news, we actually hand it off to the "today" show out of new york. >> and that's where mike sometimes finds inspirations for gifts to give, recipes to try. and maybe some light choreography? >> exactly. like light choreography. this time of year, obviously, we had the festival of lights and followed, by, of course, hanukkah which just finished sunday, another festival of lights and christmas lights which always light of neighborhoods. sometimes controversial, because they're a larger scale. this one was shown off by the
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"today" show and i wanted to make sure you see and hear it. so check this out. ♪ wat what's that song? there you go. ♪ >> wouldn't you love to live next door to them? >> they do broadcast music but it's over the short broadcast radio. if you tune into a specific radio station -- everybody hanging out there and blasting the stereo. so this is a family out of born, texas. they do something like this every year. >> oh! i like that. >> i hear you can also get a version of "coco." if you go to their facebook page, they have a few years of these shows out there. and interviews of people who come by and see their shows.
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but that's a really cool light show. they're all over the area. i'm sure you'll find one in your neighborhood. we have one in our neighborhood. laura and marcus, you guys have both been to this, as well. this is christmas in the park. >> i went last night. >> this is a cool sign. but look, you guys know this. we have that awesome high-tech l.e.d. tree. last year there was a smaller one. this year it's the biggest in the whole area. >> i would have given you video, had i known. >> we had video as well, but i messed something up. >> oh, no. the kids had me stabbnd out the for a long time under that tree. >> put it on facebook. we'll check it out. want to see laura under the giant tree? she looks small. laura is able to do that anywhere. looking at the tree, this is good. a beautiful addition to downtown san jose. it's the 39th year we've had christmas in the park. i hear the person, mr. betgeorge put it together. maybe, laura, you can be the top of the tree. >> like tinker bell.
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>> yeah. >> the little elves need a makeover. the kids are amazed by it. it's a nice tradition. >> it is. thanks, mike. so the weather out there, actually, is going to be pretty good if you want to go out tonight. >> yeah, if you want to go to christmas in the park, looking good. tomorrow, though, you'll get some sunshine. so i think a lot of us are just waiting for that sun to break out. and if we go for a day or two without sun, we are so spoiled, we're like, what is going on? but we're seeing a lot of clouds here as we look at our stormranger, our mobile doppler radar, showing rain here and there. we are starting to see this system moving out. as we zoom into san jose, seeing light rain moving through, the evergreen areas, just watching out for that. also some light rain moving through, parts of the tri valley. and this system is winding down, moving across the bay area.
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and we'll see those skies clearing for the afternoon. but you can still see those low clouds over san francisco right now as we take a look at our live camera. and then looking over fremont, as we go throughout the rest of the afternoon, we should start to see the sun peeking out right at about 3:00 today as we reach 57 degrees. and we're still feeling some cool air now, only 51 in san jose. 52 in oakland. and in palo alto. 51 in santa rosa. walnut creek, highs reaching up to 58 degrees within the next couple of hours. and mostly clear skies for tonight as we see a lot of upper 50s on the map here today. it's going to gradually get a little bit nicer heading into the evening. so let's talk about what's ahead for the next seven days. we'll get some sunshine, warmer air for the middle of the week. but look at what happens by friday. there will be the approach of another storm system moving in. it looks like for the start of the weekend, we'll see some showers here by late friday evening. and then saturday, we may be in
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between systems. but still a chance of rain in the forecast. sunday is when we'll see another one rolling into the bay area, bringing in some more rain. and that will maybe be a little heavier. but i'll continue to monitor that. as we get a live look at squaw valley and the sierra, it is so beautiful to see all of the snow on the ground. and it is just so nice and cool. temperatures now in the upper 30s. as we go through the rest of the week, we are going to see some more of that snow moving in. the potential of getting some pretty decent snowfall totals, especially as we go into the weekend. but in the near-term, we're looking dry now that the system is moving out. inland areas will reach into the low to mid 60s and then once again in time for friday, we'll be tracking another chance of rain in the forecast. highs in the upper 50s, and then only some mid 50s for friday into saturday. and our morning temperatures each day will be chilly. san francisco dropping down into the low 40s. wouldn't be surprised if we had some 30s as early as tomorrow
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morning. and, of course, i'll be right here with "today in the bay" to give those updates on the temperatures as you get ready to head out the door. and more updates on the weekend rain chances a little bit later in the week. marcus and laura? >> thanks, kari. coming up, you've probably seen these initials before. cbd. well, it's a type of cannabis, but it can't get you high. it's being shown as a type of miracle cure. we'll break down the medication coming up.
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served in a no-mess bag, my new deli trio and turkey, bacon, and cheddar pannidos are almost too easy to eat on the go. so panni-do eat one while you are in a car, but panni-don't, while you are on a car. order a pannido with doordash today. only at jack in the box.
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introdeli trio and turkey, bacon, and cheddar pannidos, both on toasted ciabatta bread. served in a no-mess bag, they're the ultimate on the go subs. so panni-do eat one while you are tackling errands. but panni-don't... huh? [buzzer] ...while you're getting tackled by a guy named aaron. order a pannido with doordash today. c-b-d oil. we're back now with the story about a big new health trend here. cbd oil. it's a product of hemp, a cousin of cannabis. >> many users say it works wonders, but some doctors remain skeptical. dr. john torres explains what we know and what we don't. >> reporter: in a kentucky countryside hiding behind a crop
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of corn lies a tidy row of a mysterious plant. >> this is hemp. >> reporter: it contains a chemical called cbd. it doesn't make you high like marijuana, but it is creating a national buzz. >> cbd. >> cbd. >> cbd. >> reporter: sprouting up everywhere and in everything, cbd-infused lattes, beauty products, baked goods, even dog treats, and as the frenzy grows, so does the confusion. does cbd work? >> yes. it works for anxiety, it works for pain, it works for any inflammatory condition. >> no. we don't know any of that. if you go in with this expectation, with all of society saying this is going to cure you of whatever ails you, it often will. >> reporter: don't tell that to laura freeman. 12 years ago, she was thrown off of a horse and suffered pain until she tried a surprising treatment. >> this cbd worked and was an absolute miracle. seriously. >> reporter: now laura has
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turned her farm into a hemp empire. making and selling everything from cbd lotions to chocolates. in colorado, dr. joe cohen has stopped delivering babies. instead prescribing cbd to patients with an array of illnesses. >> you need to take this twice a day, every day. >> reporter: earlier this year, the fda approved the first and only cbd medication, a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy. there is no proof that cbd works for anything other than seizures, yet you're prescribing everything from pain control to alzheimer's. >> there is no proof from any traditional medical perspective. there is plenty of proof from seeing patients and seeing results. >> reporter: cbd supplements are not tested, approved or re regulated by the fda. but fans are not waiting for proof. >> i couldn't be doing what i'm doing today without cbd. it's changed my life. >> reporter: a phenomenon growing faster than the science. >> we'll be right back. this little home of mine,
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e-scooters taking over! tomorrow--one city wants your input on making rules and regulations. plus: earthquake insurance prices are higher than many expect. how you can get a lower rate. join us tomorrow morning from 4:30 to 7. i mentioned earlier some breaking news we're following in our midday newscast. b.a.r.t. currently suspending service in both directions between castro valley and west dublin. they described it as a major medical emergency. we have nbc bay area sky ranger overhead. this is at the 580 dublin grade. and actually, it is affecting traffic there, as well. chp officers on the scene. no word on when service may
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start up again. it is a bus bridge they were working on to try to transport some of the people that were on b.a.r.t. when they had to halt service in that area. because chp is also on the scene at the 580 dublin grade, you see traffic that is slowing there, as well. we'll continue to monitor. >> all right. right now we want to take a last look at the weather for the bay area. >> yeah, it's going to start to clear out as we go throughout the day, and the rest of the week is looking really nice. actually, warming up for the inland valleys. and by friday, we'll see another system moving in. that can start us out with some off and on rain for the weekend. and also turning cooler with some highs in the mid to upper 50s. >> okay. not a bad few days. >> there we go. thanks so much for joining us. our next newscast at 5:00 tonight. >> and get the latest information all day on nbcbayarea.com. and don't forget, we start bright and early tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 for "today in the bay" thanks for joining us for our midday newscast.
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