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it is - - - - - here is a live look outside -- good sunday morning. it is 7:00 on the dot. here is a live look outside in san jose. cloudy skies, a beautiful look at christmas in the park, but this is what we call the calm before the storm. we are under a microclimate weather alert. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at that microclimate forecast for you. >> and that's exactly what it is, kira. our radar is already showcasing the pretty intense storm that we are tracking into the afternoon. right now in san francisco, it's about 57 degrees, so you're going to notice it's cloudy out there, but it's not pouring rain yet. look at the satellite radar. you can see all of that moisture. we caught that strong storm system coming in, and this is expected to sweep through in the
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form of heavy downpours, a chance for isolated thunderstorms and gusty conditions. that is also bringing a very large swell across the bay area coastline, which is why there is a high surf warning in effect through tomorrow. we're talking about dangerous waves. little bit closer in santa rosa, we saw light showers push into the north bay last night, and that's what we'll see early on this morning, and the time line is expected to get worse as we head into the afternoon. here is a look at what you can expect. if you have a chance, go out now, prepare your backyard, tie down any patio furniture, anything that might be able to get blown away by the gusty conditions. i'll take you into the time line as far as when we're expecting the strongest of the storm, coming up in about 15 minutes. >> it will be good to have that warning, vianey, thanks. as vianey just said, rain and strong winds are coming with a warning to stay away from the beach. our cameraman kent is out there
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this morning. the national weather service issued a high surf warning for today and tomorrow. waves are expected to reach between 20 and 40 feet with occasional swells resulting in 50-foot-high breakers. ocean beach in san francisco is already known for its rip currents. now has additional signs telling of the dangerous, strong surf. officials with the department of emergency management want to remind people that today is not the day to document the waves or take selfies. >> is the waves could hit to the sea wall, and if anyone is even stepping foot on the sand, these waves could creep up onto their chest, take them into the pacific ocean. i'm just encouraging and asking the community to heed our advice to stay off the beaches. >> firefighters are warning that the waves may be so strong, it will be difficult for them to pull people from the ocean. in about two hours from now, organizers of mavericks will
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meet in half moon bay to talk about safety. there was anticipation that the iconic big wave surfing contest would kick off tomorrow. that ended up not being the case. organizers said this surf would be too wild and too dangerous for even the most experienced surfers. they're hoping to have the competition later this week, when conditions are more calm. if you'd like to stay up to the minute about all the changes in the weather, be sure to download our free nbc bay area app. it comes with a forecast tailor made to your own neighborhood. in other news now, one driver is dead and another is under arrest following a late night crash on one bay area freeway. it happened around 10:45 last night on northbound 101 near trimble in san jose. according to the chp, a man had stopped his car on the shoulder of the freeway with mechanical issues. that's when a black mustang hit his stopped car, ejecting him onto the trimble off-ramp. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the mustang was arrested on suspicion of driving
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under the influence. an emotional homecoming for a long time oakland resident and nurse. maria mendoza sanchez was deported to mexico late last year. this morning, she is back home. "today in the bay's" sergio quintana was at san francisco international airport, where she was reunited with her four children. >> reporter: one of her daughters walked through the international terminal with a "welcome home" sign and maria mendoza sanchez held flowers and pictures. >> i'm home, back to my kids and back to work. >> reporter: it's been a difficult year, especially for her children. her oldest daughter had to take over as head of household after she and her husband were both ordered to leave the country. >> all my life, my mom supported me and took care of me and i was going to make damned sure i took care of her kids while she wasn't here. >> reporter: her second daughter fought tears about graduating from college without her parents. >> all my friends were celebrated with their families,
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and i couldn't see my parents in the stands. >> reporter: maria men zoe zha sanchez has been a long time nurse. her co-workers organized rallies of support after her work permit was affected by changes put into place by the trump administration. she's been allowed to return thanks to support from senator dianne feinstein and congressman barbara lee, and to her special skills as a nurse, which made her eligible for a three-year h1b work visa. with just days until christmas, she hadn't had much time to plan for the holiday. >> i don't know yet what i'm doing but i know i'll be with them and that's already like i think at least for me the best christmas ever. >> reporter: sergio quintana, "nbc bay area news." today, immigrant rights activists plan to disrupt holiday shopping along san francisco's embarcadero. proest iter ers will carry messf solidarity for migrants held at the border. one highlighted is a san
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francisco mother currently applying for asylum. her supporters say she's being kept in detention by immigration and customs enforcement, away from her newborn and toddler. another migrant being highlighted is the 7-year-old girl who died in i.c.e. custody last week. border officials argue she hadn't eaten nor had water for several days before being taken into custody by i.c.e. protesters are hoping to raise money for immigrant families. a major milestone in butte county. all evacuation orders from the camp fire are lifted, this comes more than one month after the deadliest wildfire in california history ignited. more than 14,000 homes destroyed and 86 people were killed. paradise was the town hardest hit by the wildfire. for many, it won't be a return home but a devastating return to sift through the rubble. the butte county health officer is advising people not to live on destroyed property until it
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is declared clear of hazardous waste, ash and debris. the county is providing residents with masks, gloves and protective suits to reduce exposure. the wildfire in butte county was a wake-up call for all of us, that we could be prepared to evacuate at any moment. police and fire departments are taking proactive steps of their own. as we told you yesterday morning, maraga evacuated more than 500 homes with a drill. it started at 7:00 a.m. first responders and volunteers guided the hundreds of evacuees up the one road out of the area to a safety zone. >> citizens experienced what it is they're doing especially in times of disaster, when you're hurried or panicked, whatever you have seen or performed is what you'll do. so most people try to evacuate the same way that they get in and out of their homes every day, and what you want to do is bring greater awareness for all
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of them that there's other ways to get in or out. >> officials are evaluating the data from yesterday's drill in maraga and hope to implement what works in the future. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, joe biden is weighing the pros and cons of going back to the white house, but this time as president. but sources say one concern may keep him from running. we'll tell you what it is. also -- a terrifying crash that packed a punch, all caught on camera. now that the smoke has cleared, we're getting some answers about what happened.
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bay bridge toll plaza welcome back. it's 7:10 on your sunday morning. some cotton candy skies over the bay bridge toll plaza, almost looks like one of those red sky at morning sailors take warning. vianey arana is tracking a big storm that is expected to pack a
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punch, winds and rain, later today. well, is he too old or is he not? as joe biden considers running for president -- by the way, that's not my opinion. friends say he's concerned about his age. the former vice president is 76. he woulden the elde be the elde ever to be elected president. advisers support him teaming up with a younger running mate, possibly beto o'rourke. meanwhile, another shakeup at the white house. president trump tweeted ryan zinke will be leaving the administration at the end of the year. zinke had a rocky tenure, facing nearly 20 investigations into his travel political activity and potential conflicts of interest. on twitter, zinke said he was proud of what he accomplished but couldn't justify spending thousands defending himself against false allegations.
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the former republican congressman played a leading role in the president's efforts to roll back environmental regulations. replacement is expected to be announced in just the next few days. president trump, meanwhile, visited arlington national cemetery this weekend to pay his respects as volunteers placed wreaths on tombstones. volunteers placed more than 250,000 wreaths at arlington to honor veterans as part of the national wreaths across america day. here in the bay area, volunteers placed hundreds of wreaths at los gatos memorial park. this is the second year the cemetery has held a special ceremony to remember the fallen and honor those who currently serve in the armed forces. at 7:12, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, did apple lie to us all? a new lawsuit claims it did, with its latest iphone. why the screen size and pixel count are being called into question. we are waking up to a
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microclimate weather alert, ahead of a strong storm system that will be making its arrival. we're already starting to see trickling showers in through the north bay but here is that system. i'll break down what this means for your sunday evening -- wind, rain, high winds, coming up. paca
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welcome back. at 7:15 on your sunday morning, we're looking live at pacifica state beach. the waves are really going to pick up today. people are advised to just stay away from the beach today, as the storm rolls in 20 to 40-foot waves. somebody wants to get on tv. good morning to him. hopefully he stays safe. spr ha vianey will have your microclimate weather alert in a few minutes. a suit against apple claims the company misled consumers about the display specifications of the iphone 10, 10s and 10 jen
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is max and it claims them intentionally put obscure wallpapers. the new phone was shown with partly black backgrounds so the notch blended in. apple has not yet commented on the suit. that is new video of a box truck exploding in los angeles, terrifying people nearby, and causing a traffic jam. it happened around 6:00 friday night in the boyle heights neighborhood of l.a. police ruled the explosion an accident, blaming it on something being transported, possibly a propane tank. no one was hurt, but it destroyed the truck which had two people inside and left debris scattered for a block. traffic was blocked while it was all cleaned up. new safety standards are now in effect for corded window coverings. most window coverings sold in
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the u.s. will either have to be cordless or have short cords that children cannot reach. the hope is to reduce the number of infants and children who are strangled to death by the cords. safety experts say window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in american homes. the new standard applies to products sold off the shelf and online. and take a look at this video out of washington state, where, like here in the bay area, that area is also seeing strong and dangerous surf. the wind whipped up giant waves on seattle's puget sound causing a rocky ride for seattle passengers on the ferry. passengers were asked to stay in their cars for safety instead of heading up to the deck. friday's storm knocked out power to more than 100,000 customers and caused considerable damage throughout the region. just seeing those waves pour into the ferry, how terrifying. vianey arana has a look at our own microclimate weather alert. >> oh, yeah, it may seem like everything's okay now, and as we
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head in toward the mid morning, we'll see the rain picking up ahead of the cold front, but we're going to be in for a very stormy sunday, but take a moment to soak in this beautiful sunrise over san jose. this is a live look right now in downtown san jose. you can see the wake-up glow as we head in toward sunday morning. right now, the temperatures are 52 degrees. wind speeds are light. here is what it looks like in san francisco. we have plenty of cloud cover. 56 degrees, but let's talk about the radar, because we're already seeing that forming storm. you could see how much it's coming in through here and this is what's going to pack that punch. let's zoom in and get you right to the forecast and the time line of this. we're seeing a couple showers push in. this is convection ahead of the cold front so it's very light in through santa rosa, but we've already noticed some gusty conditions and measurable rain near the far northern portion of california. this is a look at what our storm ranger is picking up. it's prepared and ready to track
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that incoming rain on top of san bruno mountain, giving us the best high definition, high resolution of the rain that's moving in. your temperatures will be upper 50s and some 60s. outlook on coast, bay and inland, let's get to the impact. your hour-by-hour outlook, because when that cold front sweeps through, that's where we'll see the heavy pockets of rain. so again, early in the morning, right now, we're seeing the rain return mostly to the north. the afternoon is when the rain is possible. pay attention here, 1:00, you can see the line through ukiah and santa rosa. ukiah and santa rosa and san rafael expected about 1:00. the winds will pick up. the gusty conditions as well. 4:00, the rain pushes further down south. that means it's approaching san francisco, so wherever you'll be at about 4:00, if you're near san francisco, the pockets of rain will pick up. as far as the south bay goes, right around 6:00, is when the heavy line of showers pushes through. the purple hues are the heavy pockets with the possibility of
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seeing an isolated thunderstorm or two in through the afternoon. definitely expect to see a huge wave widespread showers and then it clears out overnight into early monday morning's commute. we're also tracking huge waves, we're talking 40-foot plus waves from the system. the hour-by-hour wavecast shows some of the strongest waves sweeping through as the cold front makes its way into, overnight into early monday morning. not a good day to head to the beach. heed all of the warnings. so much so, there is a high surf warning in effect and this will be in place through tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. coastal flooding is possible along the coastline. please be safe out there. there's a winter storm warning. i had folks sweat tweet me and ask me questions via facebook about the road and travel conditions up to lake tahoe. not going to be a good weekend for that. hopefully you're headed out right now. this is your best chance to get ahead of that storm system. early monday morning, we might catch a shower or two. showers far north into tuesday, and then we dry out for the later portion of the week into
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wednesday, thursday, and friday. get ready for tonight, though. it's going to be a pretty hectic one. kira, back to you. >> good to have that warning, thanks. still ahead on "today in the bay," a local musician is changing christmas music, but it's all for a good reason. coming up after the break, we have his story. it will make you bay area proud. ♪ whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back and you won't want to stop for anything else. [ barks ] ho! lease the c 300 sport sedan for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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paper. welcome back. peanut butter and jelly, tables and chairs, a pen and paper are all pretty common pairs, but what about classic rock and christmas carols? you might not think those two go together until you hear the next story. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas has one man's story in this morning's "bay area proud." >> robert berry jokes that he was sentenced to a life in music. his mom sang in a band when she was pregnant with him. his father, for years, owned a music store in san jose. music, robert says, has been great to him. so he's now using it to be good
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to others. >> this is my local band, hush. >> reporter: a full-time job as a rock 'n' roll musician is often a collection -- >> we have a poster from philmore. >> reporter: a part-time one. >> these are photos from my days with sammy hagar. >> reporter: that has been robert berry's past to a successful career in music. >> i've been super lucky, and i've gotten to play with iconic guys of rock 'n' roll. it's amazing. >> are it is the feeling of gratitude that has fueled for the past decade what might be robert's part-time gig of all, one that lasts for only two months each year. >> this is i think one of the best ideas i've ever had for making people happy. >> reporter: it began with a call from a record company. >> they said, well, we need a christmas album for our record company and we want you to do it. you've had great success with us. you do it, click. hung up the phone. i'm like, what? figure it out, they said.
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>> reporter: robert, not interest interested in doing the same old christmas songs got an idea. what if he merged christmas carols with classic rock favorites? like "angels we have heard on high" as journey. ♪ angels we have heard on high >> reporter: or "mary did you know." like the police. roxanne. it proved so successful, robert formed a band, december people, to perform the song. ♪ i have no gifts to give >> reporter: he recruited friends who played with boston, the tubes, and sammy hagar and they play up to ten gigs a year, always for free, only for charity. >> it's not about the money. i don't know, it's about who i am, i guess. that's just been my life. ♪ >> reporter: they have come out with five albums and their
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latest performance raising money for an east bay food bank sold out in a matter of days. ♪ as robert puts it, it's partly original, partly derivative. ♪ and completely worth doing. as great as the december people run has been, robert says this year's holiday concerts might have been their last. he says they're struggling to find the right management to help them go forward. he says if they find it, though, he's going to get the band back together. garvin thomas, "nbc bay area news." >> and hopefully they do. it is 7:26. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, that texas federal judge's decision on obamacare is reigniting the battle over health care. how the former president is now responding. plus, dangerous surf hitting the coast. the bay area is under a
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microclimate weather alert. our coverage, ahead of tonight's storm, continues after this break. i am a family man.
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take a live look outside -- welcome back on your sunday morning. it is 7:29 and we are taking a gorgeous live look outside at the golden gate bridge. stunner of a morning. we appreciate you ing jo us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has some startling news, once we see the golden gate bridge shot and hear what she's about to say. it will not look like that later. >> we issue the microclimate alerts to make sure you're prepared and not surprised or taken aback, but look at this beautiful shot of san jose. we've got the sun coming out, but just off in the distance, you could see the clouds. you may not seegolden gate brid you're seeing that right now. satellite right now, i want to show you a wide look at this,
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because you could see that system circulating right off the coast and that's what's going to be packing a punch. we're talking about a cold front, a line of heavy downpours expected to sweep on through to the afternoon. what we're seeing right now is the warm invection ahead of the cold front, a couple of light showers in through the north bay. not anything we have to worry about if you're south of the going going. not seeing any showers in san francisco but we have our very own storm ranger scanning right now on top of san bruno mountain because we have big changes ahead and folks were asking me about that 49ers game tonight in santa clara. definitely take your ponchos, pack a coat and maybe a windbreaker. although it might not be raining at the start of the game, right around halftime it will be pouring rain, it will be windy out there. get ready if you're headed out to the 49ers game. >> good to know. we'll see you in about 15 minutes, thanks.
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rain and strong winds are coming with a warning, stay away from the beach. we have a live look at pacifica state beach. the national weather service issued a high surf warning for today and tomorrow. the waves are expected to reach between 20 and 40 feet, with 50-foot-high breakers. ocean beach in san francisco is already known for its rip currents and now has additional signs telling us the danger of strong surf. officials with the department of emergency management want to remind people that today is not the day to document the waves or take selfies. >> the waves could hit to the sea wall, and if anyone is even stepping foot on the sand, these waves could creep up onto their chest, take them into the pacific ocean. i'm just encouraging and asking the community to heed our advice to stay off the beaches. >> firefighters are warning that
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the waves may be so strong, it will be near impossible for rescue teams to pull people from the ocean. at 9:00 this morning, organizers of mavericks will meet in half moon bay to talk about safety. there was anticipation that the iconic big wave surfing contest would kick off tomorrow. that ended up not being the case. organizers said this surf would be too wild and too dangerous for even the most experienced surfers. they're hoping to have the competition later this week, when conditions are more calm. if you'd like to stay up to the minute about all the changes in the weather, be sure to download our free nbc bay area app. it comes with a forecast tailor made to your own neighborhood. in other news now, one driver is dead and another is under arrest following a late night crash on one bay area freeway. it happened around 10:45 last night on northbound 101 near trimble in san jose. according to the chp, a man had
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stopped his car on the shoulder of the freeway with mechanical issues. that's when a black mustang hit his stopped car, ejecting him onto the trimble off-ramp. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the mustang was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. we have a follow-up to a story we told you about yesterday morning. man found shot outside a liquor store has tide. police are still looking for the person who pulled the trigger. it happened around 10:00 p.m. friday night near alma in east san jose. officers and firefighters found the victim inside a black mercedes outside of the liquor store. he was shot at least once in the chest. he was rushed to the hospital, but died. police haven't released details about the shooter they're looking for. a follow-up to a deadly crash that killed a san francisco firefighter. as the sffd mourn his loss they
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are setting up a go fund me for mrs. camacho fighting for her life, she was involved in the deadly crash wednesday morning in rural santa rosa. her car collided head-on with another car that drove into the oncoming traffic to pass a garbage truck. 34-year-old steven picate, the firefighter, was the driver of the other car. he was assigned to station 14 in the richmond district. he recently was on the front lines of the butte county fire. nearly 500 guns are now off the streets in san mateo county, they were all turned yesterday at a gun buy-back event. people turned out in droves to turn in rifles and shotguns, no questions asked. it's a no questions asked policy, turn in weapons and get money in return. >> it's important, we get guns off the street where they won't be used in crimes or people who may want to harm themselves. >> 442 weapons were turned in,
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26 of them assault rifles. they're valued at $43,000. police will check to see if any of the guns were reported lost or stolen before they're destroyed. it took crews three days to repair this water main break in union city, but finally, it's fixed. the 14 inch water main break broke thursday under union city boulevard, triggering major flooding. the pipe is eight feet down, right next to rail tracks operated by the union pacific rail sxwrn ro railroad, so crews had to be careful. water service is back on. as for what caused the break, no definite answer but city officials say it is possible a pg&e contracting crew hit the water main, causing it to burst. now to a major milestone in butte county. all evacuation orders from the camp fire are lifted. this comes more than one month after the deadliest wildfire in california history ignited. you may recall more than 14,000
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homes were destroyed, and 86 people were killed. these final few evacuation orders were for paradise, that was the town hit hardest by the camp fire. for many, it won't be a return home but a devastating return to sift through the rubble. the butte county health officer is advising people not to live on destroyed property until it is declared clear of hazardous waste, ash and debris. the county is providing residents with masks, gloves and you protective suits to reduce exposure. the wildfire in butte county was a wake-up call for all of us, that we could be prepared to evacuate at any moment. police and fire departments are taking proactive steps of their own. as we told you yesterday morning, maraga evacuated more than 500 homes with a drill. it started at 7:00 a.m. first responders and volunteers guided the hundreds of evacuees
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up the one road out of the area to a safety zone. >> citizens experienced what it is they're doing especially in times of disaster, when you're hurried or panicked, whatever you have seen or performed is what you'll do. so most people try to evacuate the same way that they get in and out of their homes every day, and what you want to do is bring greater awareness for all of them that there's other ways to get in or out. >> officials are evaluating the data from yesterday's drill in maraga and hope to implement what works in the future. now to the health care debate, it's taking center stage this weekend after the texas federal judge ruled obamacare unconstitutional on friday night. some confusion was created yesterday, that's because yesterday was the deadline to sign up for covered california. the deadline has now been extended to december 21st. our "today in the bay's" marianne favro has a look at how democrats are now fighting to
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keep the affordable care act alive. >> 1.4 million people are enrolled in covered california, and administrators are doing their best to reassure them that, despite a federal judge in texas striking down all of the affordable care act, californians who signed up for covered california will receive health insurance next year. >> we are going strong in california. this has no effect at all on the current open enrollment to sign up to get coverage starting in january, and people should still sign up. >> reporter: a federal judge ruling the individual corrage mandate is unconstitutional, and that the rest of the law, therefore, cannot stand. decision president trump supports. >> it's a great ruling for our country. we'll sit down with the democrats with the supreme court and sitting down with the democrats and we will get great health care. >> reporter: while the ruling casts doubts to the future of health coverage for millions of
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americans, many democrats say it's not final. >> it's one judge in texas, and i think it will be overturned through the process, and nothing changes in the affordable care act. >> reporter: bay area congresswoman nancy pelosi responded on twitter saying "we won't let the gop's cruel lawsuit stop americans from getting affordable health care," and state attorney general javier bacerra says california will achallenge the ruling with an aappeal. marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." some are wondering, could it be the beginning of the end of a presidency? this morning on "meet the press" chuck todd talks about the investigations connected to president trump, now stacking up like building blocks. he spoke with nbc bay area about the president's predicament. >> the problem he's got now is that, it's six different investigations coming at him now, and he doesn't have anywhere to run to, and frankly, there are more people watching him, so i think that that's the,
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that's why they seem to be so concerning to a lot of people. >> chuck todd will have an exclusive interview with house minority leader chuck schumer. they'll be discussing the border wall, the government shutdown and decision 2020. be sure to tune in this morning at 8:00 a.m. for "meet the press" right after this news cast. it's 7:40. ahead on "today in the bay," another week of president trump dominating the headlines. larry gerston will go over the latest revelations about the president's personal business and political life. and the stanford women's basketball team goes head to head with another top-ranked team. dave feldman with nbc sports bay area is next with sports. this little home of mine,
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♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪
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hi, i'm dave feldman. stop me if you've heard this before. the stanford women's basketball team is one of the very best in the country, 11 straight sweet 16s for the cardinals.
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stanford ranked 11th, baylor ranked third. second quarter, cardinal up 36-21. carington and-one, stanford up big. doddson down low, cardinal led by 17. smith would handle the rest. the senior had a game high 21, including five threes. stanford a winner 68-63. it's college bowl season kicking off. jeff tedford is at fresno state taking on arizona state. third quarter, bulldogs down three. rivers up the middle look out, 68 yards for the score. fresno state goes up 24-20. fourth quarter now, same score, and rivers again, this time finding pay dirt from five yards out. rivers rushed for 212 yards, fresno state wins 31-20. saturday, nfl action, texans at the jets, second quarter, houston up three. deshaun watson airs out to
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deandre hopkins, 45 yards for the score. texans lead 13-3. fourth quarter, new york down four but driving elijiah maguire in the pile but crosses the goal line. houston comes right back, two-plus left. watson to hopkins again, 14 yards for the score. texans regain the lead. that would be the game-winning score. houston the winner 29-22. that's going to do it for sports. i'm dave feldman. more news after the break. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! don't be on your phone. let someone else take the wheel. make a little eye contact. make a plan. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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you hurry to work, so you can take it slow. - [cell phone beeps] - stop! let's stop looking at pedestrians as a nuisance, and carless objects, and start looking out for each other again. it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california. dominated the headlines again this past week, with more welcome back. as we said, president donald trump has dominated the headlines once again this past week with more revelations about his personal business and political lives. despite indictments and convictions for those in his inner circle, the president denies any involvement in any illegal activities. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston is here.
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why are they not focusing on the president's managing of hised ain? >> its a a tough question for many, but it's tough to deal with, week after week after week, and for many, not just you and me, for many, president trump's personal and business connections really they are connected with his behavior in office, and that's the thing that i think gets people realizing that you know what? it's a lot more than just this person. it's everything around him, and so that's why we look at this thing. we have to consider a couple things here. the fact of the matter is that the president is somebody who really, in a couple of cases at least, has been mentioned by court papers as an unindicted conspirator. his name has not been mentioned per se but we know that's the case and this is a difficult thing, when we think about the constitutional issues at stake here that affect this person, that affect us, that affect you and me, that affect the nation and that affect the world, and given the redacted comments,
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that is to say the blacked out stuff that we've seen so often, guess what? that means that there's a lot more coming, not just about the president, but so many other things of people and events and situations that we don't yet know. >> so what are we now waiting for? are we waiting for mueller to wrap up his portion of the investigation? are we waiting for other things to happen? what happens next? >> it doesn't look like it. it depends on how you look at this whole thing, but so far, mueller has issued 33 indictments, secured seven convictions, including trump's former campaign manager, his attorney, and his former national security adviser. these three people particularly are hardly peripheral to the president. and in two cases, the court paper described what we talked about earlier that the president's an unindicted conspirator. no, they don't mention his name, but the fact is, he's involved, not charged, because of the constitutional questions that
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we've talked about as to whether a sitting president can be indicted. so given all the redacted things we talked about a couple minutes ago, it really appears that so much more is coming, so much more is coming than we've seen so far. >> and the president has focused a lot on robert mueller, but it's not just about mueller anymore, is it? >> no. >> it's about so much more than that. >> no, no, look, a have to remind all of us of something that's kind of painful to hear, and that is the average post watergate counsel special investigation that's lasted three years, 36 months. we're at 19 months. so these take so long, because it just isn't simply a matter of bringing someone in for a few innocent questions. the special counsel's team is probably already interviewed hundreds of people to get to the bottom of various issues, and it's a time-consuming process, a very time-consuming process that requires a lot of patience, but
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it's one that has produced significant results to this point. >> and the investigation or so i thought or so many of us thought was supposed to focus on russia, but now it seems like it was about the russian interference, but now it seems to be somewhere else. >> well, certainly it's not just about mueller. that's important, because mueller is the guy who is supposed to be spear-heading it, and that's what the president worries about and what has many of us confused. here is a brief rundown of other law enforcement agencies involved in the huge process. the southern district of new york, a separate department of the department of justice that has secured conviction of michael cohen and information from the american media executive david becker on burying revelations about trump near election time. another, the department of justice in washington, d.c., which secured conviction of maria buttina, a russian agent,
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and has begun investigating possible misuse of trump inauguration funds. third, the attorney general of maryland, who is suing the president for violating the constitution's emoluments clause which forbids the president from profiting while in office, and another, the incoming attorney general of new york state, who has promised investigations of the trump foundation, trump real estate deals as well, and that gets to the russian element very, very importantly. all of these agencies are operating independently of special counselor robert mueller. >> wow, it seems like a mess, a lot to follow, and thank goodness we have you for it, larry, as always, thanks. we'll be right back with weather, after the break. commut
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kari hall and nbc bay are storm ranger will be tracking the storm that )s expected to bring a lot of rain across the bay area. and mike inouye will be watching the roads. ♪ whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back, and you won't want to stop for anything else.
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♪thisi'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ good morning. it's 7:54. as you are pouring your cup of coffee we have a lot of changes in anticipation of a storm just ahead. this is what it looks like in san jose. we have plenty of dark clouds. it's about 52 degrees and here is what it looks like in san francisco, 56 degrees. now, the dark clouds and the beautiful sunrise we saw this morning is all ahead of this cold front that's going to sweep in. i want to show you satellite radar because we've got really good low pressure circulation right here. you could see it moving on right into the bay area, so let's talk about that time line. if i zoom on in, you could see we have a good amount of moisture pushing through santa rosa, portions of the far north bay as well and we're only expecting more rain as that cold front actually passes through. this is just ahead of the cold
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front. last night we saw some gusty conditions, especially for the higher elevation areas, and storm ranger will be up and scanning, tracking all of this incoming rain, so i do want to take you through the hour-by-hour, because i've gotten a the lo of questions via social media. by 1:00 you'll see a line of heavy bands form. santa rosa, ukiah and if i fast forward the time line around 4:00, you could see the heavy pockets pushing through napa, san rafael, even down through san francisco. if i fast forward this to 5:30, hayward, you'll be in the pockets of heavy rains along with palo alto, half moon bay as well. down in santa clara and san jose, right around 6:00, 6:00 and 6:30, look at the heavy pockets pushing through. so really expect to be the main event right between 2:00 and 6:00 will be the main event for this, and then right as that rain begins to clear out, we'll see some clearing in the south bay, with some light showers expected into your early monday morning commute. now as far as estimated rain totals from this system, sunday into monday, the higher elevations will bring in just a
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little over an inch, possibly an inch and a half. down near the south bay, just over a half an inch, nearly a quarter inch as we head in toward the afternoon, but it will pick up into the evening. another big thing we're monitoring, the tall waves, talking huge hour by hour wave heights, 40-plus foot waves into the afternoon along the coastline and for that reason they have issued a high surf warning, 9:00 a.m. today to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow, and the reason for that is because we're talking about locally gusty conditions, breakers possibly of 50-plus feet. also, there is a winter storm warning, if you have plans to travel up to the lake tahoe area, there is a warning tonight through tomorrow, because of the snowfall, gusty conditions which will make for dangerous travel. as far as the next seven days, here is a look at what you can expect, expect the heavy rain to trickle in and you'll notice the changing conditions so because of that, i have a lot of people asking me about the 49ers game, they have plans outside. i will be jumping on facebook live at 9:00 a.m. to answer all
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of those questions regarding can you expect rain at the game, what's the time line like, when is the worst of it. so join me at 9:00 a.m. at nbc vianey arana. >> sounds good. before we go, a little bit lighter than the crazy weather, santa claus catching some pool time at a ymca in sacramento. kids got a chance to tell santa their last-minute gift ideas and got to snap photos with him by the pool. this is the fourth year the ymca hosted the event. organizers say it's a great way to enjoy time with santa without the hustle and bustle or chaos of the mall. that is adorable. thanks so much for making us a part of your morning. no 5:00 or 6:00 news tonight. it's "sunday night football night in america" and xfinity sports sunday prime time airs at 8:30, followed by a special edition of "nbc bay area news" at 9:00 and we'll be on again as always at 11:00 tonight. be sure to stay up to date on
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nbcbayarea.com. download our free app to get the latest on the storm rolling in later today. follow vianey on social media. have a great morning and be safe.
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this sunday all the president's investigations. michael cohen sentenced to prison, and implicating president trump in illegal tabloid hush money payoffs. >> he directed me to make the payments and to become involved in these matters. >> i don't think and i have to check, i don't think they paid any money to that tabloid. >> this as new investigations emerge involving donations to mr. trump's inaugural committee and to the trump investigatioon. we have a "wall street journal" poll on the investigation and on the president's honesty. >> plus, obamacare struck down. a texas judge rules for republicans that the individual mandate without a tax is unconstitutional andhe

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