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it is - - - - - here is a live look outside -- golden gate bridge . good sunday morning. it is december 23rd. here is a live look outside, a gorgeous look. it's so clear out there. the golden gate bridge at 7:00 a.m., what a gorgeous way to start our sunday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. that's a good omen but it's not -- >> that's how weather works now. overall, i'll say this, it will steer farther up north for today anyway and then into the overnight hours, that's when the changes are coming. as you head out the door, we have some 40s.
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43 degrees in santa rosa. 44 degrees in napa. 49 in oakland as you head out the door and here is a quick look at a temperature trend in san jose. so overall, we'll keep the cloudiness of the skies so we'll notice an increase in cloud cover today, definitely as the system approaches. when i say system, i mean pretty much our next chance of seeing rain. satellite radar right now, we will get the chance of seeing some light showers up to the north bay area north of the goigo i golden gate bridge. let me zoom in a little bit closer to see what we're tracking here. we have our own storm ranger up and standing on top of san bruno mountain. as the koeftd sweeps in overnight, we are expecting some areas of some pretty good downpours as we ed hhead into christmas eve. what does this mean for christmas day? i'll break it down in 15 minutes. >> crazy to say christmas eve, christmas day. >> one day left to shop.
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>> no pressure. vianey, thanks. now to a miraculous search and rescue at san francisco international airport. two plumbers were doing work underground when things went horribly wrong. one co-worker did everything he could to save their partner. javier molina and miguel wilson were working underneath. one was overcome by fumes and passed out unconscious. wilson, his co-worker from gladiator plumbing based in san leandro dragged his partner's body about 100 feet but started feeling sick himself. he went aboveground for help. when rescue crews arrived, they took special precautions in case the co2 tank had ruptured. after a two-hour search, they finally spotted molina. >> he was crawling. he was moving, so it is a tight space underneath there. it's not, you're not able to stand up, and he was moving towards the firefighters.
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>> javier molina is now recovering in the hospital. now to a developing store why i in end intoeria where the death toll continues to rise followed by a tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption. some viewers may find this video disturbing. ♪ that is dramatic video of the moment the tsunamis hit. the popular rock band was performing when waves slammed into the stage. in all at least 220 people have died. more than 800 others are injured and dozens remain missing. in this video from an indonesian tv station, you could see water, mud and debris covering the streets. volcanic eruption and subsequent undersea landslide are being blamed for the tsunami. back here in the u.s., we turn to continuing coverage of
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the government shutdown. live look at washington, d.c., where the battle lines have been drawn and neither side is budging. in kt fact, lawmakers have gone home for the whole day. the sticking point is president trump's demand for $5 billion for a wall along the u.s. border with mexico. democratic party leaders have offered the president more than $1 billion for border security, but not a new barrier. the senate won't meet again until thursday. vote won't be held until the democrats and the president reached agreement. >> mr. president, president trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall. plain and simple. >> hundreds of thousands of government employees are stuck in the middle, about 380,000 are on unpaid leave. another 400,000 are still on the job but won't get paid until the deal is signed. the shutdown is impacting a lot
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of people in the ray dare. roz plater spoke to locals and tourists alike all frustrated with the closure of sites they've been hoping to see over the holidays. >> i wanted to see all the cool ships here. we don't have that really in minnesota. >> reporter: becca carefully planned her christmas vacation in san francisco but a last-minute government shutdown is spoiling her holiday. >> i'm really bummed out that the shutdown of this great park. >> reporter: it's not just aquatic park but other areas, too, popular to tourists and bay area folks like this family from antioch who headed out to ft. point. >> people want to have fun, it's the holidays and we can't enjoy it. it's sad. >> reporter: visitor centers are shut down, even bathrooms, something these san francisco n franciscoians discovered.
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>> i want to use the restroom and i can't. >> reporter: the problem president trump won't sign a bill to keep the government open unless congress gives him $5 billion to build a border wall. >> if we don't get what we want, one way through the other, through you, through military, through anything you want to call, i will shut down the government. >> reporter: who does she blame? >> everyone, but mostly donald trump. >> reporter: still, she is hoping something can be worked out so she can perhaps salvage some of her vacation. >> kind of angry, frustrated about that, just come on, government, work together, please. >> reporter: roz plater, "nbc bay area news." it has been a difficult week for the trump administration, from the shutdown to the dow's worst week since the 2008 financial crisis to high-profile departures. chuck todd will break all of it down and more later this morning on "meet the stress" at 8:00 a.m., right after this newscast. now to a follow-up on the attack in palo alto that had the
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community on edge. police say they have arrested the man responsible. woman was walking thursday night when police say this man, marcello martinez, came up from behind and put his hand over her mouth. he then pushed her into the bushes, and punched her in the face repeatedly when she screamed. neighbors heard her scream and rushed outside to help. the victim we're told is shaken up with you doing okay. sheriff deputies need help identifying a pair of thiefs. you can see in this surveillance video, they walk up and steal packages off the porch of this millbrae home. the san mateo county sheriff's department said this happened friday afternoon and the pair had help from a third man but when deputies showed up, the man ran through several back yards and escaped. deputies caught up with one man and arrested him and now trying to identify the other two. a symbol of recovery is
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standing bright in the camp fire disaster zone. hundreds gathered to light a christmas tree in butte county, planted in paradise, more than one month after the camp fire flattened the town. it was an important night of celebration, a little christmas cheer for those who lost so much. >> this tree says everything. it says butte strong. >> every year we'll get a picture in front of it again, probably when she's in high school. >> just in time the bikes for butte arrived. the sheriff's office collected 400 bikes plus hell mets for children who lost everything in the fire, they delivered the go i was to some excited kids yesterday morning. it is 7:08. coming up, a video going viral, a teenage athlete told to make a drastic decision so he could participate in a wrestling match. what is happening to that
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welcome back. it's just shy of 7:11 on your sunday morning. taking a live look outside at san pedro square in san jose. clear skies for most of us this morning, but vianey arana warns, if you're north of the golden gate bridge, you could see some scattered showers today, and the rest of us, we'll see some incoming rain tonight. there is controversy over a choice a new jersey high school athlete had to make this week. you may have heard about it. referee told andrew johnson to either cut his dread locks or forfit his wrestling match. the crowd watched as his hair was hastily hacked off. many see what happened as not just unfair, but racist. >> wrong, flat-out wrong. >> it's disrespectful and it's discrimination. >> in high school, as you're
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growing and developing and establishing who you are, and creating identity, i know as a young black man how much that meant to me. >> that was olympic gold medalist jordan burroughs. he shared his soness to the ordeal. the backlash was swift on social media and so was the school's response. the administrators say referee alan maloney will no longer officiate events. johnson won his match, and a lot of new supporters. coming up, the last-minute holiday shopping rush is on. we take you to a parade of procrastinators at bay area malls. >> oh, boy, here they come. i can never find parking at any mall during the holidays. we have a beautiful shot on top of sutro tower. the golden gate bridge, dry conditions now, but we do have some incoming rain. i'll break it down for you, plus king tides are here again. details coming up. you the one thing to check for with
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every gift you open this christmas. and we )ll get you ready to head out the door with weather and traffic. today in the bay. monday morning from 4:30 to 7.
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fremont - tesla factory >> welcome back. it's 7:14 on your sunday morning. looks dark but clear over freeh mon fremont as we look at the tesla factory. anyone getting a tesla for christmas? no? didn't think so. i'm not either. tesla may fall short of delivery goals between now and the new year but the company is making a promise to customers who get their cars a little late. in a tweet, elon musk said tesla will cover the tax credit difference if the car doesn't get to you by the end of the year. the federal tax credit for tesla buyers starts to fade out in 2019, that's why the electric carmaker is scrambling to fill as many orders as possible before january 1st. happening today, it is the end of an era, the doors at gump's will open for the last time. the high-end retailer in san francisco is set to close for food tonight. gump's opened back in 1861, the
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same year abraham lincoln was elected president. gump's filed for bankruptcy in august. retail analysts say the store didn't keep up with changing fashion. makes me so sad. it was a mad dash at malls around the bay area, that's because it's the last shopping saturday before christmas, and sunday, a day dubbed super saturday. this video is from valley fair in santa clara. many of the shoppers have once again waited until the last minute and ordered the items online and went to the mall to pick them up. >> i'm a massive procrastinator. i thought about my son here and made my go faster. that was a bad idea. but i'm here, so hopefully it will work out. >> children throw everything down, right? analysts predict that nationwide, super saturday is expected to top black friday as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortar stores. shoppers are expected to spend $26 billion. analysts also say jewelry and
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luxury goods will be the biggest sellers. now to the king tides, causing problems for some people who live close to the bay. it caused flooding in places like marin county. caltrans had to shut down the park n ride lot in mill valley because tides were almost seven feet high yesterday morning. >> i came over to pick up my friend, she's going to italy for the holidays, and she needed a ride, and i came over early because she was expecting the king tide, but it came up quicker than we were expecting. it's aplamazing to me how fast, i've been in her house ten minutes and it rose a foot. >> caltrans says the park n ride lot will be closed through christmas day. perfect timing to check in with vianey arana with a look at our sunday forecast. you've been warning us about the king tides and they're still here today. >> it's still going to remain a threat for today, which is why the updated coastal flood advisory extends through 1:00 p.m. today for the entire pretty much coastline. so keep that in mind as you head out the door.
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you saw it could cause issues out there. we're being on top of the rain that's also moving in. we have king tides and incoming two systems. the first one is rather week, just north bay counties expected to see some light showers out of that system, as early as this afternoon in fact. san francisco a live look right now, look how beautiful this gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge. the reason we don't have fog, we have the high clouds that kept the fog from buildingov overnig. 48 degrees in hayward as you head out the door, and here's what satellite radar is looking like right now. we have an active radar. we've got a system that's kind of trickling in some rain far off the north but as we head in toward the afternoon, this is when we'll start to see a cold front moving overnight into christmas eve. because we have the incoming rain we have our own storm ranger scanning on top of san bruno mountain. we're not seeing any rain anywhere near the bay area.
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south of the going going not expected to get as much rain in through tonight, but tomorrow, that's all going to change. let me take you through your daytime highs for today. headed out the door, getting in the last-minute errands, we're talking upper 50s in san francisco, 58 degrees. 60 degrees for oakland. 62 for san jose. in the outlook i have coast, bay and inland, p.m. showers, and again, king tides today, coastal flood advisory will remain in effect until 1:00 p.m. high tides will vary by location. king tides are pretty much the highest of the high tides, so any area highlighted in green will be kind of prone or likely to see some potential minor flooding especially in low-lying areas. let's take you through the futurecast. we have an initial round of showers moving through, as about 12:00 we could see showers in the north bay and santa rosa, 2345 napa, point reyes, possibly san francisco might get a drizzle in through tonight. if i fast forward the time line, it stays maim off to the north. we might get light scattered
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showers in again overnight in through half moon bay, the peninsula and early monday morning into tomorrow, christmas eve, we get another round of showers and this is expected to be the cold front, so this is going to bring heavier pockets of rain. right around 3:30 p.m., napa in through point reyes and kind of starts to move down around your dinnertime, so right around christmas eve, we'll expect to see heavier downpours especially in through the north bay and that continues to move south. as early as about 3:00 a.m. tuesday morning, notice how a lot of that rain clears out. however, the sierra, we're expecting some pretty good rain and also some snow, which is why a winter storm watch will be in place, and this will be until tuesday morning, christmas morning. peaks possible 6 to 12 inches for elevations above 7,000 feet, so check the road conditions because chains will likely be required. here is a quick look at the next seven days. early morning rain christmas morning and should clear out nicely for a dry christmas afternoon. overnight lows are dipping due to the cold front so we'll get
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some chilly, cold overnight lows and daytime temperature also top out in the upper 50s for christmas day. kira? >> good. matches the calendar. you know? we'll take it, vianey, thanks. still ahead on "today in the bay," an east bay bakery is experiencing the sweet taste of success all while giving money to changes its employees' lives. it's this morning's "bay area proud" right after this break. hy
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some baked goods, there )s a good chance you will come across products made by a welcome back. if you find yourself buying baked goods there's a good chance you'll find products made by a benevolent baker in richmond. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas hat ts the story of the sweet success of rubion bakers. >> reporter: we first introduced you to rubicon five years ago. andrew turned it into a thriving
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for-profit business doing social good with 100 full time timers, many coming out of prison or drug treatment programs. now they have grown to 200 employees. it is success that andrew has a unique way of sharing with his employees. inside richmond's rubicon bakery, employees create desserts that are shipped to 2,500 grocery stores across the country, but it was something happening much closer to home, down the street, literally, that made owner andrew stolov realize there was more he could be doing to help his employees. >> about a five-minute walk from the baker why i is a check cashing store and i watched our employees walk down the block and borrow $50, $100, $200 and then struggle for months after that. >> reporter: the answer to andrew was a simple one. he just reached in his own
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pocket. >> i started by opening up my wallet and taking out a $20 bill and handing it to an employee, asking them to pay it back in a couple of weeks. >> reporter: the employee did, and since then, rubicon has given out half a million dollars in zero interest loans to its employees. 80% of it already paid back. andrew says employees often need money for unexpected expenses like car repair, but sometimes it is for something much more meaningful. lucia barres came to andrew a few years ago. her daughter, the first in her family to go to college, needed financial help. andrew and his wife were happy to oblige. "they are really good people" lucia says. "every company has different bosses, but here, one feels that they get very special treatment." it's why lucia felt comfortable four years later asking for a
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new loan. >> and we asked her what it was for, and she said, it's for my daughter's, so that i can go watch my daughter gra edgraduat college, and our eyes just teared up, to be able to loan out money for someone to change their lives or their children's lives, in that way, was what this was all about. >> reporter: and nothing, even in this business, could be sweeter than that. i asked andrew what his dream for rubicon bakers was, and he said, well, running a business with 200 employees is a lot more difficult than running one with 100, but still, it's doing so much good, he'd love to be running a company with 300. garvin thomas, "nbc bay area news." >> doesn't that just make you want to find them in the store and support them? we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, another election controversy surrounding
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facebook, the u.s. senate race that the social media giant sass was impacted by facebook users. plus, is the fifth time the charm? the government mission spacex has had trouble getting off the ground. i am a family man. i am a techie dad.
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take a live look outside -- good sunday morning. it is 7:29. this is a live look outside from oakland. is that right? am i guessing correctly? >> i think it is. >> oakland toward san francisco. we have these cameras that can move around, and some days it looks different than others. it looks beautiful out there. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana, who actually knows what she's looking at, has a look at our microclimate forecast. >> you know what? i know that we're going to have a good view of the entire bay area today, because we don't really have fog, but we will have some clouds rolling through, and that's because we're tracking some rain. look at this beautiful shot of the going going, this looks aiz
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amazing. we see showers moving through the north bay as early as 12:00. 43 degrees in santa rosa. napa 44. low 40s through the palo alto area, some upper 40s in san jose at 47 degrees. this is a beautiful look at what squaw creek lake tahoe looks at right now. i hope you have plans to head out the door today, first of all, beat the traffic, 38 degrees right now and beat the incoming storm, because with this incoming storm system not only are we tracking rain for the bay area, we're tracking snow for the sierra and a winter storm watch will be in effect through tuesday, which is kr christmas morning because of the hazard for the dragging conditions so we'll go into more detail about that, what you can expect, and i'll have a look ahead at your christmas day forecast, christmas eve as well. >> weird. why is it so hard for me to believe christmas is already here. >> sneaks up on you every time. >> see new 15, vianey, thanks. a miraculous search and
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rescue at san francisco international airport. two plumbers were doing work underground when things went horribly wrong. one co-worker did everything he could to save their partner. javier molina and miguel wilson were in the basement of a catering business, and were working underneath. javier mow leah was overcome by fumes and passed out unconscious. wilson, his co-worker from gladiator plumbing based in san leandro dragged his partner's body about 100 feet but started feeling sick himself. he went aboveground for help. when rescue crews arrived, they took special precautions in case the co2 tank had ruptured. after a two-hour search, they finally spotted molina. >> he was crawling. he was moving, so it is a tight space underneath there. it's not, you're not able to stand up, and he was moving towards the firefighters. >> javier molina is now recovering at mills peninsula hospital. now to a developing story in
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indonesia, where with the death toll is rising followed by a tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption. some viewers may find this video disturbing. ♪ can you imagine? that is dramatic video of the moment the tsunami hit near the sundra strait. the popular rock band was performing when waves slammed into the stage. at least one band member and the group's manager are dead, and several other band members remain missing. in all, 222 people so far have lost their lives. more than 800 others are injured and dozens remain missing. in this video from an indonesian tv station, you could see water, mud and debris covering the streets. a volcanic eruption and subsequent undersea landslide are being blamed for the tsunami. back here in the u.s., we turn to continuing coverage of the government shutdown.
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a live look at washington, d.c., where the battle lines have been drawn and neither side is budging. members of congress have gone home for christmas without a deal, without reaching an agreement, in the latest federal government shutdown. the sticking point is president trump wanting $5 billion for a wall along the u.s. border with mexico. democrats say there's no chance. nbc's chris pallone has the latest. >> reporter: the third federal government shutdown during the trump presidency could last at least until thursday after members of congress went home for christmas without reaching a compromise. >> 60 votes in the senate, majority of the house and president trump's signature. that's what's needed. that's what will end this regrettable episode. >> work together. let's be bipartisan. >> reporter: the sticking point? the president's demand for more than $5 billion to build a wall along the country's southern border, but in a tweet saturday afternoon, mr. trump appeared to
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soften his stance a bit, calling for a steel barrier or a wall. democratic party leaders offered the president more than $1 billion for border security but not to build a new wall. >> so mr. president, president trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall. plain and simple. >> hundreds of thousands of government employees are stuck in the middle, about 420,000 are still workingout getting paid, tsa agents, air traffic controllers, the border patrol and fbi and 380,000 more are on unpaid leave. >> depending on how long it is, we may not be able to have certain things during the holidays. >> reporter: negotiations continue but with democrats taking over the house in 12 days, members of congress and federal employees are preparing for a lengthy stalemate. chris pallone, nbc news. >> the shus down is tdown is ima lot of people in the ray dare.
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roz plater spoke to locals and tourists and if you're wondering, the post office is open and will be delivering mail this week. many say it's been a difficult week from the trump administration to the shutdown to the dow's worst week since the 2008 financial crisis and high-profile departures. chuck today will break that down on "meet the press" after "today in the bay," 25 minutes from now. we are following developing news regarding facebook users accused of using russia-like tactics in a u.s. senate race last year. facebook announced it has removed five accounts. the users allegedly posed as conservatives to undermine republican candidate roy moore who narrowly lost the seat to democrat doug jones. facebook said "we take a strong stand of networks of accounts to mislead others about who they
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are and what they're doing." facebook said its investigation into the improper use is ongoing. now to a follow-up on the attack in palo alto that has a community on edge. police have arrested the man responsible. a woman was walking thursday night when police say this man, marcello martinez, came up from behind and put his hand over her mouth. he then pushed her into the bushes, and punched her in the face repeatedly when she screamed. neighbors heard her scream and rushed outside to help. the victim we're told is shaken up but doing okay. a symbol of recovery is standing bright in the camp fire disaster zone. hundreds gathered to light a christmas tree in butte county, planted in paradise, more than one month after the camp fire flattened the town. it was an important night of celebration, a little christmas cheer for those who lost so much.
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>> this tree says everything. it says butte strong. >> every year we'll get a picture in front of it again, probably when she's in high school, that will be a good sized tree. >> just in time to be placed under the tree, the bikes for butte have arrived. the alameda county sheriff's office collected more than 400 bikes and helmets for children who lost everything in the fire, they delivered the go i was to some excited kids yesterday morning. after several cancellations and various delays, spacex finally has liftoff. >> ignition, liftoff. >> this morning, the launch of a navigation satellite for the u.s. military in florida, the launch was originally scheduled for 2014, but production delays kept pushing it back and four attempts over the past few days were scrubbed due to technical and weather delays. this is spacex's first national
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security space mission for the u.s. virtual reality, as the kids say, is all the rage, and at stanford they are working on a class that takes students on adventure without leaving the classro classroom. here's "today in the bay's" joe rosa t rosatto, jr., to explain. >> reporter: in one corner of the university, the reality of education takes on a whole different meaning. inside the virtual human interaction lab -- >> here are the end controllers. >> reporter: researchers geraldine and ana mueller are figuring out how to take high school students on a journey far from the classroom, without ever leaving it. >> walk up and touch the crystal ball. >> the goal of this lab is to understand human behavior through the demands of virtual reality. >> reporter: virtual reality is a popular new immersive way to experience things like video games, but here, researchers are
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exploring its possibilities in the toolbox of learning. >> in vr, you feel like you are really present in the experience. >> these are co2 molecules. >> reporter: with a virtual reality headset, students can dive into the lab's new underwater course on ocean acidification. >> look around and observe the schools of fish. >> are that's's the science of how carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is creating acidic ocean conditions which negatively impact sea creatures. >> now you're in an area with higher levels of acidity. >> in school, environmental education is a difficult topic because it's difficult to bring the kids to the ocean, or even underwater. >> are but not only can you transport students to another world, you can bring that world to the students. >> so with vr, we are bringing the ocean to the classroom. >> are that's become more and more possible as virtual reality gear has gotten lighter.
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this is what it looked like four years ago. now they're smaller, costing just a few hundred bucks. >> we can bring so much interesting experiences to students that otherwise wouldn't be able to have it. >> and rotate it until you can see the snail. >> reporter: a recent study found students who use virtual reality were more interested in the topics and retained more. >> they were more engaged with the content, more motivated. >> reach out and touch one of the streams of bubbles rising from the sea floor. >> reporter: so the idea of a classroom could soon extend really beyond the ends of imagination, a new reality, the very real world of learning. joe rosato, jr., "nbc bay area news." still ahead on "today in the bay," our coverage of the partial government shutdown continues, after a stalemate over funding the border wall. everyone went home. political analyst larry gerston joins us live in a few minutes to discuss where we go from here. also, a wild ending at oracle arena. the warriors try to hold off a
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fourth quarter surge from the dallas behalf rixz. dave feldman of nbc sports bay area joins us next. - [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. 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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it's a busy world out there. we're all in it together. go safely, california. hi, everybody. i'm david feldman. warriors have four all-stars and a fifth, demarcus "boogie" cousins will be on the team later in the season. every now and then, you need someone from the supporting cast to step up. edger it jonas jerebko. kevin durant misses but jonas does not. the tip-in and-one. and this kid was going to have a great game. fourth quarter warriors by 14. he hits the three, he had a career high 23 but the mavs fight back, in the final seconds warriors were up one. kevin durant, how clutch is he? he finished with a game high 29, the warriors win 120-116. sharks hosting the kings in
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a matinee at the tank. third period, san jose is down 2-0. beale cuts the lead to one. final minute, same score, san jose with an empty net, brent burns shot redirected by joe pavelski, we go to overtime. extra session now. what's going to happen? kovalchuk on the breakaway beats martin jones, it's the game winner. l.a. a winner 3-2 in overtime. and some major league baseball news, the oakland a's reportedly resigned starting pitcher mike fires to a two-year deal worth between $14 million and $15 million. that's all for sports. auto i'll davefe i'm dave feldman. more news after the break. this little home of mine,
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we all know by now washington is under a partial government shutdown. at 12:00 friday night, one-fourth of the government departments stopped paying their employees.
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380,000 workers were sent home without pay and another 420,000 stayed on the clock without pay. all this, because of a stalemate between congress and president trump on one small part of the federal budget, funding for a border wall. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston is here. there has got to be more to this deadlock than just dollars. >> you're right, a lot more. lot more. look, it's no secret, kira, that president trump is on a mission, we know this, to halt immigration, especially immigration legal and illegal of people from poor countries who he has described as at odds with our culture and values. the border wall is a symbol, powerful symbol for the president to show his supporters that he's serious, serious about keeping out those who don't belong here. now, the president has demanded $5 billion as a payment for that wall. congressional democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border
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security. >> i think at one point they offered $1.6 billion. why are the democrats so resistant to the president's demand? >> notice, i said border security, not the wall. >> oh, yeah. >> the democrats really believe that the various forms of mod oearn technology around us can be more effective at protecting americans than a wall, and for democrats, the issue is about more than a wall, and more than border security. they believe that a wholesale overhaul of immigration policy is overdue, in kt fa, way overdue, and that overhaul would include a path to citizenship for the 800,000 dreamers, as well as a path for the 10 million undocumented, many of whom have been living and working in this country for many, many years. so this dispute, make no mistake about it, is more than about money. it's about the best way to deal with immigration, and that is substantive and i might add complex stuff. >> but the republicans own the
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presidency, and at least for the next week or so, they own both chambers of congress, so can't they just settle this on their own? >> in truth, there is a reason here. senate rules require 60 votes before proceeding to decide legislative proposals. funding for the budget is just that, a legislative proposal, and in as much as republicans have only 53 members at the moment, they need at least seven democrats to come on their side. that's where democrats have leverage, even though, yes, they are the minority. >> okay, so president trump has insisted that congress provide the money for the wall, because mexico refuses to do so, even though it was once monday a time said they would pay. where does the american public weigh in on this? >> not with the president, that's for sure. >> really? >> yes. recent poll, this last week the latest poll by quinnipiac shows support for the president and his wall 43%, and 54% in
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opposition to that wall, but there's more, a gallup poll released finds matters are worse for the president. 38% in this country, 38% favor the president. that is low, very low numbers for somebody coming out of a miserable midterm election. >> what's next then? >> we wait. >> so often the answer. >> it's a slow process. this is one good example that we wait and see. both sides are dug in, boy, are they, and as the days go on, there will be mounting pressure for some kind of resolution. meanwhile, the most powerful country in the world looks pretty dysfunctional to the rest of the world, and that's where we stand on this day. >> the day before christmas eve. >> yes. >> all right, as always, larry, we'll continue to stay tuned to you. thanks so much. at 7:50, still ahead on
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"today in the bay," the government shutdown isn't stopping one important holiday tradition. some good news coming up. we'll explain next. santa is on his way. he might encounter some showers in the bay area, and some snow. if you're headed up to lake tahoe, this is what it looks like. get there before the storm hits because we're tracking heavy downpours.
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it is 7:53, and how is this for an early start to your sunday morning?
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beautiful view of golden gate bridge right there in san francisco. you could see, we don't have fog. we have a couple clouds forming and we're certainly going to see some big changes into the afternoon. let me givehe golden gate bridg. this is a nice little view of the golden gate bridge. we have some big changes ahead. let's talk about your daytime temperatures and temperatures as you head out the door. 44 degrees in napa. 49 in oakland. temperatures nice and cool, and they will eventually climb into some 50s and some low 60s, but we're tracking an incoming system, and here is a live look at our satellite radar. showers are up to the north and we could see the chance of light scattered showers in through the north bay as early as this afternoon. as we head into the evening as we're expecting to see an incoming system into the overnight hours and monday, it's going to be in the shape of a cold front and that's going to sweep on in, bringing periods of moderate to heavy downpours at times into christmas eve, which is why we have our storm ranger scanning on top of san bruno mountain ahead of the system
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going to make its way into the next couple of hours. microclimate highs in the upper 50s for san francisco, 58 degrees. low 60s in through the interior valleys, also up in the b in, 60 degrees. san jose expecting a high of 62 degrees, and we're still talking about king tides for today. coastal flood advisory remains in effect through 1:00 p.m. tonight and that could mean the potential for some flooding especially for low-lying areas. high tides will vary by location so be mindful, all of the highlighted areas in green could be at risk. futurecast right now, this is what the rain looks like. 4:30, we'll get light showers in through santa rosa, napa, point reyes and areas north of the golden gate bridge and check out san francisco, could see light drizzle early on today and by about 1:30 in the morning, so overnight, we'll start to see light scattered showers, but you could see some rain for your early monday morning commute, and then this was expected to impact your holiday travel. if you have plans to drive out tomorrow, if you're driving out to lake tahoe, any of the areas, pay attention, because we have a
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cold front sweeping through and that will bring heavier pockets. you see the yellows and orange colors here, these are areas where we could see some heavier downpours and the rain will carry over into tuesday morning, light scattered showers into early christmas morning but good news, it's going to clear out nicely for christmas afternoon. winter storm watch again will be in place until tuesday, 6:00 to 12 inches possible. snow levels above 7,000 feet, and twin bridges, all through kingvale, tracking good snowfall totals, should be great for snowboarding and skiers out there. quick look at the next seven day, we have that system moving in overnight. we could see light showers early on with the arrival of another system coming into the overnight hours, that's going to bring that rain through christmas eve. be mindful if you have plans to drive out. i'm driving out tomorrow, so i'll be paying close attention to our nbc bay area app, if you don't have it downloaded, it gives you local conditions as the rain moves through. >> you could have it personally done to what you need.
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>> palm of why you ayour hand. the bay area has tinsels, this reindeer calf watt the san francisco zoo was just named this weekend. people from across the world, india, hong kong and sweden submitted name suggestions and the most popular name was tinsel. see him and the other reindeer at the zoo until january 1st. a longstanding christmas tradition will go on, the north american aerospace defense command, are norad promised to continue its 63-year tradition of tracking santa tomorrow christmas eve. it is made possible with several military personnel and 1500 volunteers. the first lady will take part in the tradition and call in to norad on christmas eve. still can't believe it's tomorrow. hopefully you have a safe drive.
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thanks for making us a part of your morning. tonight is "sunday night football in america." prime time airs at 8:30, followed by the news at 9:00. she'll be back with weather. have a great christmas.
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this sunday, a presidency in crisis. the shutdown. much of the government closes its doors as president trump insists on a border wall. >> now it's up to the senate and it's really up to the democrats because we need their votes. >> after getting pressured from his right wing. >> the wall, the wall, the wall has to bebuilt. >> democrats say, no way. >> president trump, you will not get your wall. >> the resignation. president trump announces a withdrawal from syria denounced by fellow republicans. >> this is akin to surrendering. >> and praised by vladimir putin. james mattis resigns in protest. >> if i cano

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