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it is saturday, december 22nd. here is a live look outside from oakland towards san francisco. beautiful shot there. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. that shot was beautiful, but we're not exactly seeing that across the bay this morning. >> as a matter of fact, you can see behind us we have areas of
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fog, and san francisco is one of them. this is what the live cam looks like, 48 degrees right now. we are seeing some pretty good areas of fog in there. santa rosa, 33 degrees this morning. napa, 37. 48 for san francisco. low 40s in san jose at 44 degrees. let's take a look at the fog invisibility because it looks like the worst visibility is in napa. all of this fog will burn off into the afternoon, and that's going to make way for a very lovely and mostly clear afternoon. our temperatures cooler this morning, about 57 degrees, topping out into the low 60s. of course we're tracking the king tides this morning. we're talking about a coastal flood advisory that will remain in effect through today. i'll go through king tides and we have some changes ahead of christmas eve and christmas day. very important. we'll have that forecast in 15 minutes. >> see you in 15, vianey. after a seven-hour backup,
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one freeway is open again in the south bay after a tanker truck overturned. it happened at 6:30 last night where 280 and 880 meet near stevens creek boulevard in san jose. emergency crews could smell gas and in the tank 8,000 gallons of propane. took crews more than seven hours. because propane is a potentially hazardous material, the chp and other police agencies had to shut down all the freeway interchanges and onramps within a half mile radius. traffic was backed up for several miles during a busy friday night commute. drivers were diverted onto surface streets. at this hour, a quarter of the federal government is shut down. here's a live look at the capitol building in d.c. president trump and lawmakers could not reach an agreement on
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funding for the border wall. that stalemate translates into a few tense few days ahead as talks do continue. but hundreds of thousands of federal employees are now wondering how long their shutdown will last and whether they will get a paycheck. blayne alexander has the latest from washington. >> reporter: congress heading home without reaching a deal. >> the senate is adjourned. >> reporter: meaning a shutdown at the stroke of midnight. what's next? >> i hope senate democrats will work with the white house on an agreement that can pass both houses of congress. >> reporter: an agreement to keep working toward a deal that satisfies both parties and president trump, who was demanding money for a border wall and pinning blame on democrats. >> we're going to have a shutdown. there's nothing we can do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes. >> reporter: despite saying this just last week. >> so i will take the mantel.
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i will be the one who-to-shut it down. i'm not going to blame you for it. >> vice president pence with other officials on the hill trying to bridge the gap, meeting with lawmakers. those talks expected to continue through the weekend. >> to suggest that a deal is imminent would not be appropriate, but i can tell you that everybody is trying to look for a breakthrough. >> reporter: who really feels the effects of a parable shutdown? some 7 50,000 federal employees wills their paychecks delays or work for free. no interruption to u.s. mail service. and tsa agents will still work during the holiday rush, but without pay until the shutdown ends. blayne alexander, nbc news, washington >> anticipation of that shutdown led the dow to plunge more than 400 points yesterday. the federal reserve's rate hike on wednesday also helped drive this week's losses. back here locally a rare attack in a palo alto
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neighborhood. thankfully, good samaritans stepped in to help. police report a woman was walking around 6:00 thursday night when a man jumped out behind her, covered her mouth with his hands. he pushed her down into the bushes. when the woman started screaming, the man repeatedly punched her in the face. neighbors heard her screams and ran outside to help. the man took off. things are expected to be back to normal on b.a.r.t. this morning after a chaotic commute yesterday afternoon. witnesses say they heard shots ring out at the daly city b.a.r.t. station at 3:00. two sam transbuses were hit. thankfully there was no one on board. police say so far no victims have come forward, but no arrests have been made. b.a.r.t. trains were delayed for just about an hour. as drivers clog the highways getting to their holiday destinies, the california highway patrol will be out looking for impaired and distracted drivers. they say interestingly their work will be a little bit more
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difficult now that marijuana is legal in california. chp officer sean dice is a drug recognition expert for the highway patrol. he's trained to detect if a driver is high on marijuana, alcohol, or prescription drugs. officers will be out in force like every holiday season looking for signs of impaired driving. >> somebody may be sweating when it's cold outside. they may be mumbling, act jittery or extremely nervous. those are just outside ways to be able to tell if somebody's impaired. >> last year on christmas eve officer andrew cammalleri was killed and his partner injured as they were making a stop along interstate 880 in hayward. drivers collided with others while high on marijuana is up by close to 40%. a march to honor those who died on san francisco city streets. more than 100 people gathered last night at city hall for a vigil and call to action to stop homelessness in the city.
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the group carried banners with the names of the people who died homeless on the streets of the city. organizers say naming the victims is especially important. >> we made these beautiful banners to delay people's names. i think that is really important that they are not just numbers. these are people. the demonstration was organized by sky watchers at the community artist group in the tenderloin. we have much more ahead in "today in the bay." coming up, the raiders in san francisco? how bay area fans are feeling about the possible move to at&t park. a priceless ring almost lost forever at a local costco. how employees came to the rescue.
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golden gate bridge. some cloudy skies there. we're seeing fog across much of the north bay right now with low visibility. vianey arana is tracking some changes in the weather, but the good news is it will be dry and mostly clear today. will the nfl be returning to san francisco next year? the giants say the oakland raiders are expressing interest in playing home games at at&t park next year. "today in the bay"'s jean elle has reaction. the raiders are leaving oakland and don't have a home next season. construction on their new home in las vegas is ongoing, but the silver and black are looking for a place to play in 2019. >> high drive. >> the san francisco giants say the football team is interested in making a run at at&t. >> i'll take at&t. >> it's not their christmas wish
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come true, but it would give them time with their team. >> give die hard fans one more chance to see them in the bay area. so yeah, if they can get it together with the nfl, it would be good. >> the nfl would have a say in the decision. san francisco is in the 49ers territory. the 49ers say they're open to talks. while there are many details to work out, the giants say they want to do what's best for bay area fans and would be open to the concept just as we hosted cal football in 2011 when memorial stadium in berkeley was winning renovated. in san francisco, people who live near the ballpark aren't so sure they're ready for more sports fans. >> it just congests our traffic and wouldn't appreciate the amount of people coming here. >> would be interesting to see what happens there. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a bay area shortage
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and how it could impact you. what you need to know before you plan your christmas holiday menu. man, i love crab, but we're more of a tamale family. oakland, beautiful shot. we have a gorgeous sunrise and fog rolling through. i'm talking about that coastal flood advisory, king tides already here. i'll detail that coming up. in ♪ there's no place like home for the holidays ♪ ♪ 'cause no matter how far away you roam ♪ ♪ if you want to be happy in a million ways ♪ ♪ for the holidays you can't beat home sweet home ♪
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francisco . welcome back on your saturday morning. it is 7:14. a beautiful look at some clouds and fog lingering over san francisco. you can see that cotton candy pink trying to peek through. the good news is we should have some sunshine across the bay today. no rain. so if you want to get out there, today is the day to do it. a cluster of mailboxes ripped out of the ground by thieves has been reinstalled by the postal service and is back in service. deputies say thieves stole the entire collector and then
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ditched it near the curtner light rail station. deputies found it while patrolling the area. a truck pulls up to the boxes in the upscale willow glen neighborhood and then drive away with the entire mailbox in the back. there was just holiday cards in there and letters. no word whether any mail was missing when the mailbox was finally returned. if you have crab on your menu for christmas dinner, you may need to opt for something else. there is a crab shortage in san francisco just days before christmas with dangerous weather and the recent string of storms, not enough boats are coming to our area from the north. swells in recent weeks have surged to more than 40 feet or more. customers are leaving crab shops empty handed. >> this is one of my favorite crab stores and walked in, thought we were going to grab some crabs and take them back to the east bay. there's no crabs left.
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>>, however, if you did complete your order by november, we're told your order will be fulfilled and you should be fine. a mountain view woman is calling it a christmas miracle. she lost her late husband's wedding ring at costco and lost all hope. it's a massive store but employees got to work and saved the day. "today in the bay"'s ian cole has the story. >> reporter: seven years ago this woman lost her husband c.j. when he was hit and killed cycling to work on valentine's day. his birthday was tuesday and she was wearing his ring to honor him. >> the significance of just our marriage and keeping that love and life in my life is something that i really try to do. >> reporter: for no reason that day she stopped by costco to look around, but left empty handed. >> the moment that i realized it was gone, my heart just dropped. >> reporter: the next morning the ring was missing. she searched her house and costco with no luck.
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she left the store in tears having no employees that the manager spent four hours combing through building and found the ring under a clothing table. >> the fact that they just stopped what they were doing. this ring was with like a needle in a haystack. >> reporter: the good news traveled across the store and to customers. >> it's the perfect christmas story. >> the next day she brought doughnuts because after all that grief, they delivered a gift. >> they were even tearing up and i forced them. i'm giving you a hug because it really meant the world to me. >> reporter: ian cole, nbc bay area news. >> so he so on happy they found that. >> it's the best story. we were just talking through that whole thing. there could not be a better story to show three days before christmas. thank goodness for those wonderful people who found it. >> i lost something, not as important as that, but it's
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amazing when you get it back. >> it's the best. >> especially around the holidays. we have changes in the weather coming for christmas, kira, so if you're planning out your christmas dinners, christmas eve plans, anything like that, listen up. this is going to be your forecast. it's always your forecast, but this is just a preview of what we can expect. first i want to show you this beautiful shot of oakland because it's so amazing. as kira calls it, the cotton candy skies. nice layer of fog down below. we're expecting mostly dry conditions. another one of my favorite cameras, this beautiful shot on top of the sutro tower. 47 degrees in san francisco right now. the temperatures are pretty chilly, especially through some of the interior valleys and up through the north bay. 33 degrees in santa rosa. 37 in napa. 39 in concord. check out san jose at 44 degrees. let's talk about the fog right now because we do have some areas of fog, but with others without any. now, you notice the wind not
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really a factor. we don't have any really windy conditions. oakland, very light. but we have patchy fog areas, so limited visibility again. just slow it down, drive safe out there. it will burn off by the afternoon. let's take you on a tour of the bay area. 59 for san jose. 58 for milpitas. morgan hill, 59. look at your east bay temperatures, upper 50s in oakland, 57. concord area and interior valley, 62 degrees. our temperatures will actually be nice and cool today. we're only going to get cooler towards the work week, definitely time to head out those heavy christmas sweaters. 58 degrees in san mateo. daly city, 56. let's talk about those king tides. we've been talking about this for quite some time now. of course you've already seen major swells. there is a coastal flood advisory through noon today. it's already kind of kicked in. high tides will varily y by
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location. coastal flood advisory for all the highlighted areas in through here. keep in mind if you're headed to the beach or visiting family and you got to get a look at the coast, just keep it safe. let's look at future cast because we are tracking a trough that's going to sweep on in. this is expected to move on in late tomorrow night into christmas eve early morning. now, we do see a bit of moisture coming through, but as of right now looks like the majority of that rain is going to stay to the north and east. but we will get a chance of showers. as far as rain totals go, early into monday morning and through possibly even early christmas morning, very early, very slight chance. anywhere from 0.1 to 0.5 inches. there will be a winter storm watch in effect for the sierra mountains. if you're driving out sunday night into tuesday, please be
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mindful. >> good to have that warning, vianey, thanks. it is 7:21. still ahead on "today in the bay," makeup artists helping people recovering in the hospital, highlighting instead of covering up their marks. it's a story that will make you bay area proud after the break. rush to work, grab a drink, hurry home. - [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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mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. 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. welcome back. it's that time of year when we see and hear a lot about angels. this next story, though, is about angels who operate year round. they're helping cancer patients in a unique and beautiful way. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas has this story. >> the star of our story is kerry stimpson, a san mateo woman who has tried a number of careers but always came back to makeup. it's just her passion. what makes her part of a bay area proud story, though, is she's using that passion to do good.
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>> can you just relax? >> reporter: to understand why she's here at the stanford cancer center doing makeup for patients receiving treatment -- >> you really do have lovely skin. >> reporter: you first have to understand her core belief about makeup. it's not about covering up or concealing. >> and a little bit here. >> reporter: it's the opposite, really. it's about revealing. >> you do this rejuvenating, this uplifting treatment with them, you put on a bit of color and you give them the mirror and they go, oh, there i am. >> reporter: she says doing makeup has been a part of her life for a long time. it was, she says, the ice breaker that first helped her connect with others as a teenager. >> because if you know how to put on eyeliner, nobody else does, you will get invited to parties. >> reporter: makeup evolved into a career.
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but in her mind, the person underneath was always more important than what she put on them. >> you're trying to show them how beautiful they are if they have lost sight of it. >> reporter: it is why when she heard about lipstick angels, she wanted in immediately. providing free makeup and skin care sessions to cancer patients. >> it's so obvious that my whole career was building up to this. >> go in with a bit of color. >> reporter: at the very least the sessions are a distraction but she's revealed it to be so much more. >> it's not like look how pretty like, they do look pretty, but a lot of it is self-recognition. it's not me, not that sick person. and i think that can be so uplifting and i see that. i see just the energy light up in people.
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>> reporter: and in the end, just reminding all of us how beautiful these patients really are. lipstick angels began in southern california. carrie is heading up the bay area chapter. it's not just women. they do treat men patients as well with skin care, hand massages, whatever to make the patient feel good. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> beautiful in so many ways. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up ne you may be waking up to a partial government shutdown. we'll tell you about a meeting lawmakers have planned for today in hopes of avoiding a complete shutdown. how one local city is responding after some of its officers were caught sharing porn at work. december 22nd.
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here is a live look outside - oakland from s good morning. it is saturday, december 22nd.
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if you can believe it. 7:28 a.m., and this gorgeous look outside from oakland towards san francisco. what a great way to start your weekend. we appreciate you joining us. i'm kira klapper, vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. our dresses made up the hues of the sky right now. it's nice right now but you're tracking some changes. >> it's going to be a great day to head out and get those last-minute errands. it's the last weekend before christmas day. and then we're regretting ready for 2019. let's not talk about it because it's crazy. 44 degrees in san jose. wind speeds nice and calm. although it's calm, it's dry right now, we are tracking a bit of a system that's expected to make its way in. you see the rotation there. king tides this weekend into tomorrow, coastal flooding advisory is in effect. what exactly are king tides? they're the highest of high
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tides that will vary by location. the san francisco high tide is at 10:20 a.m. this morning. possibility of getting coastal flooding there. if you're watching by the water, don't turn your backs to the waves. be smart, guys. >> police and fire officials are saying just stay away. this morning after a seven-hour backup a freeway is open once again in the south bay, this after a tanker truck i don't ever turned and shut it down. it happened around 6:30 last night at the height of the evening commute where 280 and 880 meet. that's near stevens creek boulevard in san jose not far from the already busy exit to valley fair mall in santana row. when emergency crews arrived, they could smell gas. inside the tank, 8,600 gallons of propane. we have new video from early this morning when crews final right the tanker and removed it. it took them more than seven
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hours. the chp and other police agencies had to shut down the entire freeway, interchanges, and onramps within a half mile radius. traffic was backed up for miles. drifrz were diverted onto surface streets. another top story at this hour, a quarter of the federal government is shut down. it's the third shutdown this year. this is a live look at the capitol building in d.c. president trump and lawmakers could not reach an agreement on funding for the border wall. that stalemate translates into a few tense days, just days ahead as talks continue. but hundreds of thousands of federal employees are waking up wondering how long the shutdown will last and whether they will get a paycheck. nbc's blayne alexander has this report from washington. >> reporter: congress heading home without reaching a deal. >> the senate stands adjourned? noon tomorrow >> reporter: meaning a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight. so what's next?
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>> i hope senate democrats will work with the white house on an agreement that can pass both houses of congress. >> reporter: an agreement to keep working toward a deal that satisfies both parties and president trump, who was demanding money for a border wall and pinning blame on democrats. >> we're going to have a shutdown, there's nothing we can do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes. >> reporter: despite saying this just last week. >> so i will take the mantel. i will be the one to shut it down. i'm not going to blame you for it. >> reporter: vice president pence with other white house officials on the hill trying to bridge the gap, meeting with lawmakers. those talks expected to continue through the weekend. >> to suggest that a deal is imminent would not be appropriate. but i can tell you that everybody is trying to look for a breakthrough. >> reporter: who really feels the effects of a partial shutdown? some 750,000 federal employees will see their paychecks delayed or work for free.
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no interruption to u.s. mail service, and tsa agents will still work during the holiday travel rush, but without pay until the shutdown ends. blayne alexander, nbc news, washington. this weekend supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg is recovering from surgery to remove cancer. the 85-year-old justice had two small malignant gratuitous removed from her left lung yesterday. the early stage lung cancer was found after he fractured her ribs in a recent fall. scans show no evidence of disease elsewhere so she won't have to go through further treatment. this is her third battle with cancer since joining the supreme court in 1993. two people have been arrested in those drone sightings that shut down england's london gatwick airport. they had to suspend flights twice because drones were spotted in the area. the flights have resumed, but the two-day shutdown caused 155 flights to be canceled.
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it was the worst airport closure in history caused by a drone. back here in the bay area, an unpleasant surprise for holiday shoppers in san francisco, robbers hit them with pepper spray in the heart of union square. >> suspects sprayed mace inside the store. several people are having a hard time breathing. >> that was a police dispatch call that went out after thieves awkward into urban outfitters on powell thursday night. three women sprayed customers with mace. during the class that followed, they stole a bunch of clothes. shoppers admit they were shocked, but it won't keep them from finishing their shopping list. >> you just don't know when it could happen. you can't really stop living life because these types of things. >> urban outfitters is ready in case someone tries it again. already up are new security cameras and a security guard is posted out front. a lot of questions in sunnyvale after our exclusive
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report, a police officer made a porn video with her husband. she's not in trouble, but the officers who passed around the video are. "today in the bay's" damian trujillo broke the story and has new details. >> reporter: nbc bay area is not naming female officer in the explosive allegations, but sources tell us she live streamed a sex scene with her husband on porn hub.com before sunnyvale police recruited her. some people in sunnyvale don't think it's a big deal. >> no, it doesn't matter, not tall. >> but i informally asked five bay area police chiefs if they would hire an officer who was once involved in a porn video, all said no. >> we need to be held at a higher standard. >> he now performs background checks and says it's not that difficult to find out if a candidate was once in porn, especially with the extensive police background checks. >> it's an investigator's job to
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find out other people, do you know somebody else that may know something about mark garcia, yeah, i know this person. >> reporter: the sunnyvale as far as didn't have trouble finding the video. sources say two have been fired and two others suspend for sharing it to work. the female officer in the video remains a sunnyvale cop today. on thursday the department said the city doesn't maintain a specific policy on distributing pornography at work. today the office says it has no change to change that. stating the city already has several policies in place that could be applicable to an election involving viewing or distributing pornography to work depending on specific facts of a particular case. i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. as drivers pack the highways getting to their holiday destinies, the chp will be out on the roads looking for impaired and distracted drivers. they tell us their job is a little more difficult this holiday season now that marijuana is legal in california.
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chp officers sean dice is a drug recognition expert for the california highway patrol. he tells us he's trained to detect if a driver is high on marijuana or on alcohol or prescription drugs. >> somebody may be sweating when it's cold outside. they may be mumbling, maybe acting jittery or extremely nervous. those are just outside ways to tell if somebody's impaired. >> last year on christmas eve, officer andrew cammalleri was killed and his partner injured by a suspected dui driver as they were making a stop along interstate 880 in hayward. statistics show drivers colliding with others while high on marijuana is up by close to 40%. it is 7:37. still ahead on "today in the bay," kd getting dunked on by his own teammates. she'll show you the video that's causing quite the stir on social media. the giants have a new
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pitcher, the rare skill that makes him such an asset. sports is next. this little home of mine, ♪ 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,
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welcome back. the giants announced their first free agent addition for the upcoming season, switch-pitcher pat venditte agrees to one year with the giants. has been with the blue jeans and mariners, but the 2018 with the dodgers. as a righty and a lefty, he is currently the only ambidextrous pitcher in the big leagues. he wears a custom-made glove with six finger holes, but by mlb rules he has to declare which hand he'll use. kd gets dunked on. that's warriors demarcus cousins
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dunking on kevin durant during the friendly one-on-one matchup in practice. our partners at nbc sports posted the video on twitter and it quickly went viral. cousins has been rehabbing from an achilles injury he suffered at the end of last season. he still has yet to play one game with the warriors after signing a $5.3 million deal back in july. if this video is any indication, it won't be long until he's ready to go. fingers crossed. 7:41. we do have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, some folks just aren't happy with driverless cars, now weibo has to take steps to keep people from attacking its cars. we certainly have fog as admired from our sutro tower cam. we have a dry weekend ahead, but rain is on the way. when will it make its arrival? we're talking king tides coming up. i am a family man.
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we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome. good morning. it's 7:43. we have a nice calm start to our
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weekend and our saturday. 47 degrees right now in san francisco. we have this beautiful look. the golden gate bridge, you can see fog rolling through there. if you're visiting today at all, don't worry, that fog will clear off. mostly clear afternoon. you can see we have clouds rolling through there. overall, though, we're going to have a dry weekend ahead. this is all in anticipation of a system that's incoming. but right now temperatures a pretty chilly in the north bay. santa rows, 33 degrees. napa, 37. interior valley we have upper 30s in concord. this is going to set us up for chillier temperatures on the way. we have the return of the king tides, coastal flood advisory that will remain in effect through noon today. be careful if you're hanging around the beach. saturday and sunday expect the king tides to linger around the coastline the entire weekend. what does king tide mean? highest of the high tides that
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will vary by loercation. the san francisco high tide is expected at 10:20 this morning. don't be that guy that hangs out around by the coastline and get hit by a wave. we have pretty good temperatures just up ahead. it's been nice and cool, that's exactly what we're in store for this weekend. cooler week ahead, 59 degrees in san jose. east bay, 61 degrees in walnut creek. oakland, 57 degrees. if you're going to be in the city, upper 50s and some low 60s as well for the mission area. up in the north bay, we're talking about upper 50s in novato. 58 for santa rosa. don't forget we're expecting that coastal flood advisory to linger through tonight. but let's talk about that incoming system because we do have an upper level trough that's adopted make its way in late sunday night, late tomorrow into early christmas eve. that could impact your travel. as far as rain totals go, we're expecting anywhere from 0.1 to
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0.25 inches. monday and tuesday there is expected to be a winter storm watch for the sierra, which means that could make for difficult travel. that will remain in effect through tuesday. so if you're heading the lake tahoe, it's beautiful, but the road conditions will be iffy as we head to sunday and monday. we have the late-evening showers sunday into monday and tuesday, but slight chance christmas morning may be overall your christmas will be pretty dry, but is going to be pretty cold. that's a overnight lows are expected to drop and the daytime highs will only be in the 50s for san francisco. for i would nnland areas as wel. christmas eve santa will have a bit of rain coming in, but it looks like the majority will be sticking up to the north bay and east. light showers out of the system. coastal flood advisory in effect through noon. kira? >> vianey, thanks. it is 7:46. still ahead on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> your car can be stolen in
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about 20 seconds. so please spend about three minutes to see new innovations a aimed at shutting down thieves. i'm chris chmura, that's next. bn
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welcome back. you might be enjoying some time off work during the holidays, but authorities are warning that car thieves aren't taking any time off. more cars are stolen on new year's day than any other holiday. consumer investigator chris chmura has some ideas to help
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protect your car. >> that new year's statistic is sittin astounding. we went looking for ways you can fight thieves. and we didn't have to look very far. we're showing you three innovations from bay area companies, a gps insurance going to, a license tag and a camera that can feel a felony in progress. you're watching a car thief in action. the boosting bunch has been incredibly busy this year. by the end of december they will have stolen 14,000 cars around the bay area according to the fbi. even if your ride stays put, you're still paying a price for car theft through higher insurance rates. but you can fight back with technology hatched right here in the bay area. >> what we've seen at least a few dozen car thieves be
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identified and arrested. >> andy hodge is founder of owl cameras in pathologicalo alto. the camera contains sensors that can recognize a break-in. any sudden jolt starts the camera running. >> it's a camera, it's a camera. >> that video live extremstream your phone and is stored on the cloud. >> you're hoping that a criminal sees that camera and goes, i'm moving to the next car? >> yeah. we see a lot of people breaking into cars when people send us the video back. and you can tell they didn't know one of these existed. they look up and pretty much had this look that goes, oh. >> another new idea to prevent grand theft auto taps into california's quirky obsession with sending messages on license
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plates. >> we can actually show stolen on the plate. >> rereviser makes the r plate that can morph when your car is in the wrong hands. >> once you find out your car is gone, we'll know where it is because it has gps. >> reporter: if a thief tries to pry the plate off your bumper, you'll get an alert. another going to tries to block car thieves in a roundabout way. >> it powers it and it works. >> reporter: san francisco start up uses these small trackers to figure out how much you owe. it goes wherever your car goes, which means if someone takes italy on a joyride, metro mile can track exactly where it went. >> you just call us up, ask where the car is and we help you find it. >> deterrence is the key but it comes at a price. the owl cam is $350 plus an
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annual fee. metro mile's rates vary based on how much you drive. there are, however, free steps. i know it sounds obvious, but always lock your doors. never leave anything in plain sight and park in a busy, well-lit area. please call us or visit nbcbayarea.com. >> good tips there. google is trying to figure out how to stop people from attacking its self-driving cars. it all started in 2016 when google began testing its self-driving waymo vans outside phoenix, arizona. since then people have been caught harassing the vans and their drivers. people have slashed tires, thrown racks. google has to train its test drivers to handle threats. in one instance a man waved a
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pistol at a driver. we have more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, it's our clear the shelters segment. meet buffy. if you're looking for a christmas give the, hear all about our holiday adoption special, next. "clear the shelters" segment.
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wit welcome back. it is time for our clear the shelters segment with our friends from pets in need. martha and celeste are here with buffy. she's so cute. i don't know if you can tell on camera. she's shaking a little bit. she is one of our shy dogs. you have a special story about her. she came in as a shy dog and you've been able to give her special attention. >> yes, through gentle interactions with staff and volunteers, lots of treats to change her association with people. so now she is willingly coming
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up and soliciting attention from those that she knows and interacts with on a daily basis. >> she's learning that love and affection are wonderful. you've only had her for a month, so that's a pretty good thing for her to switch so quickly, right? >> one thing that's helped with her as well is she has a roommate. she lives with another little chihuahua mix, so they bring each other comfort while they're staying with pets in need. >> she's up for adoption. what kind of home would be good for her? >> the best home would be one with older children and one that is willing to go at her pace, learn to gain her trust and then go from there. >> someone with patience. she's one-year old. she's part of an adoption special we've been talking about going for nine days. >> $31, puppies, kittens, cats,
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dogs. we want to adopt 100 animals this month. we are at 89, so we're almost there. >> 89? that's wonderful. the update i had was 84. >> yeah, 89. and we are excited for this promotion. come in, check out our website. we have fabulous animals right now. we really do >> you guys have the sweetest things. the great deal is $31, it's usually 100 something. >> $100 for dogs and cats. >> you have them included. >> until the end of the month. >> so if anyone's looking for a holiday gift, a new year's eve gift, come on in. check out pets in need on their website or call. you can check out melts in need.org. martha, celeste, and buffy, thank you for coming in. we hope she gets her holiday home. thanks for making us part of your morning. we'll have more news at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00 and all day on
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nbcbayarea.com. i'll see you back here tomorrow morning. hope you have a great saturday. . symbol you know you're
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