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we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome. christmas eve is met with scattered showers across right now at 11:00, christmas eve is met with scattered showers across the bay area. nbc bay area's stormranger tracking the movement of the rain as we look at how this could potentially affect your last-minute shopping or even your christmas day plans. good morning and thanks for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. >> i'm kris sanchez. laura garcia has the day off. a wet start to this christmas eve in some spots around the bay area. this is sfo, and off and on showers there throughout the morning. but really depends on what part of the bay you're in and even if it's not raining where you are now, it certainly is cloudy. let's get right to kari hall for a quick check of that system that's moving right through. >> yeah, it's going to move
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through in time for much of the afternoon to evening. but right now we're just seeing mostly some light showers on stormranger, our mobile doppler radar. as we get a closer look at the rain pouring across san francisco, down the peninsula, we are also seeing that rain right there along the coast and half moon bay. and then as we go into the -- just farther south into the santa cruz mountains, we are also seeing that rain moving in. and this is a part of a larger storm system with a cold front that continues to sweep are across the state. we're going to see some sierra snow developing. right now a lot of that falling as rain. so the cold air will be rolling in as we go into the day, and that's going to make the atmosphere a lot more unstable, and could produce some thunderstorms for the bay area. we'll see that chance first starting at about 2:30. in the north bay, with he could see some of these cells popping up that could produce heavy rain, small hail and even some thunder and lightning. we will see through 4:00 to 5:00 some of that rain moving into the south bay, east bay and
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peninsula. and then as we go into later on tonight, after sunset, our storm chances will go down, but we still will have some rain and heavy bouts of it moving through. a lot of it tapering off before sunrise tomorrow. we're looking at the possibility of getting some pretty decent amounts of rain, especially with this being such a quick-moving system. anywhere from about .3 of an inch of rain to possibly closer to a half inch, maybe higher in parts of the north bay. so i'll be tracking that. we'll talk more about the timing and what to expect as we head into christmas. that's coming up in the full microclimate forecast. >> thank you very much, kari. breaking news from wall street, where the markets just shot down early ahead of the holiday. all key indexes plunged once again. the dow down more than 600 points. nasdaq shedding more than 140. the s&p, your 401(k) down 65 points. now to christmas eve tragedy in san francisco. one person is dead after an
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early morning house fire. >> "today in the bay's" thom jensen is live in the terrace neighborhood with more on what happened and a devastating start to the holiday. >> reporter: we are outside the pacific terrace neighborhood on clay street, and this happened -- the call came in just before 1:00. the family is on the scene of this couple in their 80s, going through personal belongings and trying to rescue what they can, save what they can. they also are learning their loved ones were within inches of being rescued from a third floor window before they were overcome by flames. witnesses and firefighters told me a fire crew, a ladder crew, was just inches away from reaching the man and woman in a ladder rescue attempt when the firefighters had to retreat, because the house was just overcome with flames. they didn't give up, though. two firefighters also attempted to enter the home through the second level of the $7 million house when they were knocked back by a wall of flames after
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breaking through the front door. >> they got in, the fire rolled over them. and actually knocked one of them over a little porch area there. so that's where the one firefighter got burned. he also got transported. >> reporter: just one of 75 firefighters who responded to this fire, he was treated for burns to his neck and wrists and released from a nearby hospital. the firefighters eventually made it to the third floor where they found the couple in their 80s. the man was already gone and his wife was severely burned. she has been taken to nearby st. francis memorial hospitals, both in burn center, where she is listed in critical condition. the cause of this fire is still under investigation. it's also not known at this time why the couple was not able to get to the back of the house where there was a fire escape from the third floor and down to safety. more of that information likely to come out over the next couple of days as investigators go through the rubble here and determine where it started, how
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it started and whether or not the access to that fire escape was blocked. we're live in san francisco. thom jensen, nbc bay area news. >> we'll keep following this story. such a tragedy right here the day before christmas. thank you so much, thom. new video from hunter's point in san francisco. police telling us they found a man shot to death inside a car. this is not too far from the city college extension campus. officers were alerted after a shot spotter activation called just after 1:00 this morning. when they arrived, they found a smashed up car from a crash with the body inside. police tell us they believe that man was shot while driving. no one is in custody at this time. and over in the excelsior neighborhoods in san francisco, police still investigating a deadly shooting there. it happened around 11:45 saturday night on naples street. this is between persia and russia avenues. no arrests have been made. let's go to washington, d.c., now, for our other top
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story on this christmas eve. the ongoing government shutdown. it is now entering its third day. the white house says it is very possible the impasse between president trump and congress will continue into january. but that's not all the president is consumed with this christmas eve. he's also decided to cut short the tenure of his defense secretary, jim mattis. here's nbc's geoff bennett, with more on a white house in chaos. >> reporter: this morning, president trump is abruptly pushing out his defense secretary, ahead of schedule. announcing in a tweet, he's replacing jim mattis at the start of the new year. two months earlier than planned. two senior administration officials tell nbc news, mattis learned of his new end date sunday, in a phone call from secretary of state mike pompeo. rather than from the president himself. mr. trump grew frustrated, according to several administration sources, by reports which painted mattis as the last adult in the room.
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mattis portrayed as the cabinet member capable of reining in mr. trump's impulses. mattis' replacement, deputy secretary of defense, patrick shanahan, a former boeing executive who joined the administration in 2017. it comes as the government shutdown enters day three. as a congressional compromise remains out of reach. newly appointed acting white house chief of staff, mick mulvaney offering his prediction on how long it might last. >> i think that is -- it's very possible this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new congress. >> reporter: the senate gaveled into session on saturday. but with no deal in sight, adjourned until thursday. ensuring the shutdown drags past christmas. >> 60 votes in the senate. majority in the house. and president trump's signature. that's what will end this regrettable episode. >> reporter: the stalemate hinging on funding for trump's signature campaign promise, a southern border wall.
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the white house has dropped down from its $5 billion demand for border security money, hoping democrats move up from their $1.3 billion counteroffer. democrats are dug in. >> so the trump shutdown isn't overboreder security. it's because president trump is demanding billions of dollars for an expensive, ineffective wall. >> reporter: government workers caught in the middle of the standoff. >> we're at their mercy at this point. here in the bay area, we're also keeping an eye on the impact that shut jodown is havi on popular tourist destinations. regularly scheduled daytime tours of alcatraz will continue as usual, but the behind the scenes tours and the special night events are suspended until further notice. and ft. point is closed to vehicles, but nearly every national park site in the bay area is still open if you are a pedestrian. despite the partial government shutdown, lady
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liberty will continue to welcome the huddled masses in new york. governor andrew cuomo said the state is chipping in about $65,000 a day to keep the statue of liberty and ellis island open. cuomo says the monuments generate about $1 million a day for the local economy. the raiders are hours away from kickoff in what could be the team's last game in oakland. nbc bay area's bob redell live outside the coliseum where one group of fans determined to keep the raiders' identity, even if the team is moving to las vegas. bob? >> reporter: marcus, you can see the fans are lined up outside the coliseum. they're waiting to get in to tailgate before tonight's 5:15 kickoff. that's the coliseum there. and the cross street we're at, you can see the group we're talking to, a grass roots group called forever oakland. a grass roots group of die-hard fans who are trying to keep the team here in oakland, and if not the team, at the very least the name. they're not only tailgating across from the coliseum.
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they've also been holding up signs for fans to see as they wait to enter the parking lot, again, urging anyone involved to get this team to stay here in the east bay. the raiders have played here in oakland on and off since 1960. but the raiders are headed to vegas when their new stadium is ready in 2020. the city of oakland has since sued the raiders over their planned move out of town. >> it's our community. it's culture. it's not just liking a team. it's not just, you know, coming out here for tailgating. it's more than that. it's what we grew up with. it's our passion. and this has been in our family for years. since i was a little boy, my father taking me here to the game and stuff. and now i have my son with me, sharing the same thing. >> the owner, mark davis, is not an oakland raider. people have to realize now, due to a lawsuit, there is viable options open to keep the name so they should have optimism going into 2019. that's the whole purpose of today. >> reporter: how realistic do you think that is? >> i think it's very realistic.
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they did it in cleveland. >> reporter: now, where the team will play next season is up in the air. nbc bay area first broke the news on friday. the team is in talks with the sf giants to possibly play next season at at&t park. this mornings oakland's city council member rebecca kaplan, released a statement. she points out the city has not refused to allow the city to play in oakland next season. both sides can come up with a new lease agreement. and i'm quoting part of that statement. for the team to instead choose to play in a location that's harder to access with worse traffic problems and less well-prepared to host raiders football, it's an odd choice to punish oakland and their fans. and back out here live, you can see forever oakland, this is the kind of sign they have been holding up for the people. there you go. who are coming in to see the game. you've got some die-hards here, again, waiting for kickoff at 5:15 against the denver broncos in what could possibly -- though i know they don't want to be --
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could possibly be the last game here in oakland. reporting live here in oakland, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> no matter what it is, we're all hoping for the oakland raiders to win tonight. >> one can hope. coming up, hundreds of thousands of pounds of ground turkey under recall this morning over salmonella contamination. one person has died, dozens more are sick. we'll tell you what you need to look for in your refrigerator or freezer, next. jennie-o is recal
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160-thousand consumer alert for you for something that is probably not on your -- or your christmas eve table. jenny o is recalling more than 160,000 pounds of ground turkey because of possible salmonella contamination. if you bought the product, here's what you need to look for. packages marked with p-579 on the front or which have used by or freeze by dates of november 12 and 13. those products were sold here in california as well as a dozen other states, and the cdc says
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that more than 200 people have gotten sick. there are also reports that at least one person in california died after consuming that turkey product. while you're checking your fridge this morning, make sure you wash your avocados. that is the new warning from the fda. that is because a study shows nearly 20% of avocado skin tested positive for listeria. the fda says a thorough washing should do the trick. even though you're not eating the peel, because when you cut into it like that, sometimes it gets into the flesh and ends up in your guacamole. health officials are trying to get a handle on what is now a deadly outbreak involving students. an 18-year-old university of maryland student died last month after getting sick. her family says she was taking medicine for crohn's disease, which may have weakened her immune system. but now 40 other students are sick. the virus can cause anything from a common cold to deadly pneumonia. the university plans to deep
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clean dorms over the holiday break, but the campus is on edge. here is one student. >> there's only one case of fatal -- being fatal. and it's kind of worrying that more people are getting it. >> in october, a different adenovirus outbreak killed 11 kids at a pediatric facility. doctors say the best way to avoid the virus is to wash your hands and clean surfaces regularly. low-income b.a.r.t. riders could soon ride at a discount. the transit agency is asking for the public's input on the proposal. here's how it works. riders will receive a 20% discount on all b.a.r.t. rides. to qualify, a family of four would need to be at or below the annual income of $50,200 a year. that program would be funded by the gas tax. if approved, the discount could begin as soon as next fall. and parts of butte county leveled by the camp fire starting to show signs of everyday life. the bus service will resume
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today between schechico and paradise. people are being allowed to move rvs or tiny homes into their properties before the land has been cleared up. normally people aren't allowed back until the property is cleaned, because that ash can be toxic. but the rule has been lifted because of the shortage of housing options. looking to score something for that stocking? some folks are turning to marijuana shops for their last-minute gifts. this is the first christmas since recreational marijuana became legal, and pot retailers are seeing their business hit some holiday highs, so to speak. popular gifts include joints and edible products. some shoppers say they would love to be on the receiving end of that kind of green gift. >> i think it's going to be one of the biggest gifts people will be buying, to be honest with you, you know. i would love some weed for christmas. >> dispensaries hope that gifting marijuana for christmas helps to break the cannabis stigma. just make sure it's labeled so everybody knows what they're
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getting. new video this morning, and it turns out that santa has a workshop at every post office in the country, and some of his elves are helping to read santa's letters. he gets hundreds of them from young boys and girls. >> you have some that ask about ms. claus and mr. claus, and they want to know how rudolph and the reindeer are doing and the elves. >> of course, letters list what the kids also want for christmas. the elves certainly help read all of santa's letters in time. always amazed they think of their brothers and sisters too. >> absolutely. take a look at this. a partial government shutdown cannot shut down this holiday tradition. as you can see right here, norad still tracking santa's journey this christmas eve. the u.s. military have actually done this for the past 63 years. now in a tweet, norad says about 1,500 volunteers will keep an eye on mr. claus this year. we're actually tracking all of
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its path there. right now it is about two minutes away from saudi arabia, just left yemen. so still a lot of kids to reach. 2.5 billion gifts already sdifrd. >> and kari, you've been watching stormranger. >> we're going to need rudolph's nose, because it's going to be rainy and you need something that will light the way. here is a look at the low clouds and fog over sunol right now, kind of misting and also we've seen some light rain passing by. and the rain has been a little more steady here at the golden gate bridge. as we have seen some of the showers moving through, wet roads and low visibility in some spots. let's look at stormranger now with the red scan moving through. a lot of the rain in san francisco and parts of the peninsula is and just now starting to make it into parts of the south bay. we have also seen the rain moving through northern sonoma county and then farther off towards the north through ukiah. as we get a closer look at what
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we are seeing right there near stormranger, it's parked on san bruno mountain and you can see the red scan coming from our radar. and it's giving us the highest level of detail as we viewed the rain as it continues to move through the peninsula and the santa cruz mountains. as i open up the view, you can see just how widespread this storm is. also associated with a cold front. so as the colder air starts to catch up with some of that rain, we can see the atmosphere getting a little bit more unstable, and there will be the potential of some thunderstorms developing as we go throughout the day. this is the way it could look as we go hour by hour. so here we are at 1:00 this afternoon. we start to see more of those showers making it into parts of the south bay as well as the east bay. but then when we see the more intense activity going on, this is at 3:00 this afternoon for parts of the north bay, as well as moving into the east bay and in san francisco. we see a lot more coverage for the east bay and south bay as far as how -- what the radar can look like where we see the reds
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and even some darker colors there, indicating some -- a high amount of energy some of this rain that will be moving through. but much of it will start to taper off later on tonight. by 9:00 to 10:00, there still may be some rain hitting the roof, but our storm chances will be going down, and that's, of course, great news as santa starts to come through the bay area. as far as rain, we're looking at the potential of anywhere from a quarter of an inch of rain in san jose to possibly slightly higher amounts in some spots where we get the heavier rain coming down and, yes, for the raiders game, there could be some storms moving through. especially for the tailgaters and everyone out there ahead of the game. kickoff is at 5:15. we'll be only at 56 degrees. it will be a cool and wet evening out there at the coliseum. and then looking at christmas in the park, it's not the best day to go out there. tomorrow is going to be all clear and so much better. and then here's a look at northstar. really coming down and there are still skiers out there. and also in truckee.
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we are going to see a lot of that heavy snow continuing with the potential of getting about a foot of snow today in some of the resorts. and then all clear for the rest of the forecast as we see some cooler air moving in. but the rest of the week is looking nice and sunny. i'll have another look at the forecast, coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you, kari. coming up next on "today in the bay," a dmv do-over. why you'll need two forms of i.d. now to replace or get a new real i.d. card. plus, happening now, gas prices dropping across the country, according to gasbuddy.com. for san francisco, the average now is $3.61. in san jose, $3.46. and in vallejo and santa rosa, $3.38. gas prices dropped nationally by 54 cents, since october. experts say cheap gas is a result of an increase in global oil production. this morning: ify
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received your california real- id, you )ll want to listen up! this morning, if you already got your california real i.d. license, you're going to want to listen up. the federal government now says the california dmv did not comply with the two-document real i.d. requirement. that means more than 2 million i.d.s processed in california were processed using a process that doesn't meet the federal standard. that means californians, if you already got your real i.d., you
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have to provide a second form of documentation to prove your residency when it comes time to renew that real i.d. what a pain in the neck. >> i know. all right. still our favorite gals, the golden girls. we're showing this classic hit, because we're talking about women in retirement. according to the nationwide retirement institute, women are not saving as much as they should for the golden years. in fact, only 12% say they are confident in the amount that they are saving. more than 70% say they're worried about retirement. experts say women need to sock more away, especially considering that women get paid less for the same jobs as their male counterparts in a lot of cases. grocery stores and malls are still open for last-minute shoppers in the bay area. >> and we have -- you're covered if you're wondering what stores are open. so here's a list for you. valley fair and oak ridge malls open until 6:00. safeway open until 7:00. that's good for people who need
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to buy items for dinner. and target open until 10:00 tonight for those stocking stuffers. according to the national retail federation, 7% of people will still be out christmas shopping today. no surprise there. tom hanks was forrest gump, of course. but now he's buying burgers for strangers. >> he was caught on this facebook video buying lunch in and out customers. he stood in the drive-thru to pay and then dined inside the restaurant with his wife. fans say he also signed those famous n and out hats and took selfies with everyone. >> that's cool. thanks, mr. hanks! we spent the evening with him the other day watching "the polar express." >> i was like, wait a minute, you hung out with tom hanks? >> on my couch. it was fun. coming up, the partial government closure continues at this hour. thousands of workers not getting paychecks this christmas as our political leaders battle over
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the border wall. coming up, how the closure is impacting the bay area.
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area - continuing coverage from washington... right now at 11:30, day three of a government shutdown. but the u.s. capitol, no sign of a deal. >> nbc bay area reports that it continues to prove inconvenient for people living here in the bay area. >> reporter: regularly scheduled daytime tours of alcatraz will continue as usual, but behind the scenes tours and special night events are suspended until further notice. it's a surprise for mary gallop and her grandson. >> i think it's sad because people come a long way, and when they come, they can't do it. >> reporter: lucky for them, the
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australian pair is booked on a day tour in the morning, which should continue as usual. at one entrance to ft. point, drivers kept by passing a street barrier, only to be forced to turn around when they saw the gates were closed. and tourists on bikes didn't know if they would be allowed to ride past the gate. nearly every national park site in the bay area is open to pedestrians. across the country, those affected the most so far are federal employees who will be furloughed or will have to work without pay. >> we're at their mercy, at this point. so it's going to be tough for people's budgets to -- paychecks aren't coming in. they can't be making mortgage payments. >> reporter: a battle over a border wall is the big barrier on this third government shutdown under a republican-controlled congress and president trump's administration. the president's new acting chief of staff, mick mulvaney, offered his prediction on how long the shutdown will last. >> i think that is -- it's very possible this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new
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congress. >> reporter: sergio quintana, "today in the bay." >> we have a team of reporters covering all angles of the government shutdown. track the latest on nbcbayarea.com or download our free app for those instant updates. we'll have much more on the closure coming up on nbc bay area news at 5:00 tonight, followed by "nbc nightly news," as well as nbc bay area news at 6:00. a high-profile court appearance is set this week in connection with the killing of a young woman at a b.a.r.t. station. john le cal was charged with murder and attempted murder. police say he stabbed nia wilson to death and injured her sister at the macarthur station back in july. he was supposed to enter a plea in this case last week, but his lawyer told the judge he might not be mentally fit to stand trial. he wants doctors to evaluate him before the case moves forward and the judge is expected to announce a decision sometime this week. in oakland this morning, police are looking for the person who shot and killed another person near a nightclub.
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shots were fired around 9:40 last night on franklin street. a motive in this shooting has not been released. but a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. a car taking a deadly plunge along the sonoma county coast. a car ran off of a cliff overnight on highway 1, just north of bodega bay. here's what we can tell you. one person is dead. you can see that car overturned on its side. this is near the water. as you look right there, teetering near the water. this area is near the salmon creek beach. a crash leaving multiple people injured in san jose. police say that crews were called out to white road and florence avenue just before 11:00 last night. there are reports numerous patients were taken to bay area hospitals, but we have not independently confirmed that. this is video.
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it appears to show three vehicles involved in the crash, including an rv, and when we get more information, of course, we will pass that along to you. after a series of nbc bay area investigative reports looking at the toxic cleanup at hunter's point in san francisco, there could be a change affecting future development at the former naval ship yard. several banks reportedly no longer offering loans for people to buy homes there. wells fargo confirmed to nbc bay area that the bank is not offering loans to buyers at this point at that new development. "the chronicle" reports that citibank and chase are also turning down loans. this stems from concerns over radiation and how the land is being cleaned up. our investigative unit has reported in depth on allegations of fraud and mismanagement. so far, 450 homes have been built at the site. thousands more are in the works. the search for survivors continues after a deadly tsunami disaster in indonesia that sent
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waves slamming between java and sumatra. the casualty count continues to rise. right now, we know 373 people are confirmed dead. 128 people are still missing. and nearly 1,500 other people are hurt. the volcano had a spectacular eruption on saturday. then the next day it is suspected of triggering that tsunami, which wiped out homes, sent cars flying and waves crashing into packed beach resorts. authorities believe the death toll and number of injured will grow. more possible changes coming to cuba. the country is replacing its constitution, but it's not expected to affect its one-party socialist system. state media says that the new constitution is more business and investment-friendly and will impose age and term limits on the presidency. fidel castro ruled the country for almost 60 years and now his brother, raul, is the head. people will also add the role of prime minister.
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lawmakers approved, which now heads to the referendum in february. police in britain are still trying to figure out who is behind the drone flights that shut down london's airport, the second largest in england. investigators freed a man and a woman who were arrested on friday, saying they are no longer suspects. they believe someone else was behind the ordeal. forensics teams are examining the damage of the drones found nearby. so far, drone sightings have stopped and flights are operating as normal. with the country consumed by the budget battle over the border wall, as well as other things, consider what happened to a man in arizona as he came across an unusual christmas message and broke down a barrier. >> this is a really cool story. nbc's cathy park on a special delivery from santa claus. >> reporter: this 8-year-old watched her christmas wish list fly away tied to a bright red
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balloon, hoping it would get from mexico to the north pole. the note didn't make it to santa, but to randy heis. >> i noticed something red in the grass and i thought maybe it was trash and as i got closer i knew it was a balloon and i could see the note. >> reporter: the winds carried her wish about 20 miles away, across a u.s./mexico border to patagonia, arizona, where randy was hiking. >> it was obvious it was a christmas list. the child let the balloon loose with faith someone would find it. if you happened to find it, you don't turn away from an opportunity like that. >> reporter: with clues from the hand written message, he traced the letter to nogales and asked a popular radio station to help. she was located within an hour. >> love has no borders. that wall melted away for the day. >> reporter: randy and his wife, marcela, played santa's helpers, driving to mexico to buy the clothes, drawing supplies and
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slime on her list. and making the special delivery. this christmas connection, a gift for the couple who lost their only son years ago. >> they gave me such healing joy of seeing their little faces and everything. >> reporter: now finding joy again, through a child. [ speaking in spanish ] >> reporter: who brought them together with a balloon from beyond the border. cathy park, nbc news. an iconic san francisco store is now gone for good. >> gump's closed its doors for the last time last night. it's a store that opened back in 1861. the same year abraham lincoln was elected president. it was originally a frame and mirror shop, but over the years, gump's transformed into a high-end retail destination. shoppers rummaged through the store's final items yesterday. some people say they have been buying gifts at gump's for decades. gump's filed for bankruptcy back in august.
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well, it is a long-standing tradition for san francisco firefighters. >> yesterday they handed out about 300 bikes to kids in need as part of their 70th annual big bike give-away. the kids and families got to have lunch, pick out those toys, along with a new bike and helmet. santa was on hand, of course, for pictures, as well. mayor london breed also stopped by to help kids pick out that perfect bike. >> it's going to make my christmas better to know my son has a bike and more toys. he's able to come and see some real hero firefighters, police, paramedics. so it does make -- it makes every kid's christmas. and adults, too. >> but it's not just during the holidays. firefighters say they actually give out more than 100,000 toys to fire victims year-round. in fact, they sent a truckload of toys to kids in paradise, recently. we want to get a look at your forecast. you might be heading over the river and through the woods to
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grandma's house or friends' houses. >> or hanging out here at home. here is a look at christmas committee park where we still have some dry weather, but that's not going to last long. in campbell, we could start to see rain, even some thunderstorms by 3:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. we're tracking it with stormranger, our mobile doppler radar. we'll get a closer look coming up next. before you toss the boxes this holiday season, we have a 30-second pause to maybe save you some money. i'm consumer investigator, chris chmura. nbc bay area responds, next. tha
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welcome back. okay, $638. that's how much the average person should spend on the holiday gifts this year. so your family's collection of stuff is likely about to grow. >> you've got to make some room before you toss packaging, though. consumer investigator chris chmura has a to do item for you. >> good morning. it's simple. your one task is to fill out the product registration card. please, i'm going to give you plea good reasons that could actually save you some money. first, some products now extend your warranty, but only if you register. i did this with a tv. the registration stretched our warranty an extra two years. second, defect. you know, if today's gift ends up on tomorrow's recall list, the manufacturer won't know where to send you a notice unless you take 30 seconds to fill out that little card. and third, class action lawsuit. sometimes problem products lead
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to court cases, and compensation for consumers like you. but the judge can't inform you unless they've got your address from, you guessed it, the registration card right there. i've been talking for about 45 seconds now, which is about 15 seconds longer than it will take to fill out the card. please do it. should you have trouble, let us know. 888-996-tips, or visit nbcbayarea.com/responds. this is a cute story. grooms usually choose a best man for their wedding, but this wedding had a best officer. you see him right smack dab in the middle. new york city police officer posing with the happy couple. here's why. the couple was on their way to tie the knot when they got into a car crash. no one was hurt, but the couple still needed a ride to town hall. so the officer drove them and served as the official wedding witness. that's cute. >> that is really cool. >> yeah. >> congratulations to them. the husband should smile next time, though.
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>> well, he got the -- honey, if you weren't driving so fast -- >> let's take a look outside. there is rain in a lot of parts of the bay area. these are the last pictures from sfo where it's been on and off showers this morning. here's a shot from downtown san jose we want to show you. not a lot of rain, but, of course, cold and cloudy will. but some people out there enjoying christmas in the park. >> cue the trees. >> that is so cool out there. i drive by it all of the time. now we go live to near lake tahoe, highway 89 at olympic village. cold and wet, as you can see right there. that rain and snow, you can see on the patches of grass over there, that snow there. but it is a cold day out there. but that's good for that area. a lot of people want to hit t slopes. could have a white christmas, kari. >> yes. the high elevations change over to snow. but we have seen it as rain at some of the pass levels. so i think for a lot of people heading that way, it's just going to be kind of treacherous
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today. we were hoping you were already there at this point. here's a look at richmond, san rafael bridge. and it's going to be very wet out there. you can see the raindrops hitting the camera lens. and then we have also seen it raining in parts of the north bay. san rafael, low clouds, and also some of the heavier showers coming through. and as we track it on stormranger, that's our mobile doppler radar, you have this same tool on your smartphone. if you download the nbc bay area app, you can get a look at what stormranger is tracking as we are zooming into it right now here on live tv. and we are going to see some of the light rain that we are seeing in san francisco, parts of the peninsula. and farther to the south, starting to make its way into the south bay. so we're seeing some of the light showers near sunnyvale and milpitas and moving into san jose. it does start out very light, but we will see some heavier rain moving in, going into the afternoon. and as you check out the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen, after this moves
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out today and during the overnight hours, we will get some clearing for christmas day. but let's get a look at how the radar may shape up as we go into the afternoon. by 1:00 to 2:00, even 3:00, we're seeing some of the heavier rain moving into parts of the east bay. and where we see the bright reds and even some maroon colors, it shows some very intense cells. and we may also be having to deal with some small hail and even some thunderstorms. that shows up as we go into the middle of the afternoon, becoming more widespread, especially for areas south of the golden gate bridge, with some waves of heavy rain moving through. we're at 6:00 now, and still a lot of people out and about, maybe doing some last-minute christmas shopping. and then finally, the rain starts to taper off. but we're not completely done. there still may be some scattered showers moving through, and even some heavier rain that may wake you up, just briefly, as we are going to see some of the clearing skies and breezy winds staying with us
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through tonight. looking at how much rain we could see, the models are pretty consistent, showing about a quarter to maybe even a half inch. but where some of the heavier rain sets up may be a little bit heavier as far as those high rainfall totals. and then we do still have the coastal flood advisory in effect, as we have the king tides. that's the extremely high and low tides we get this time of year. and that may cause some flooding for some of the low-lying areas and walkways and trails. as you head out and about around concord, the temperature trend for the rest of the day only makes it into the upper 50s, which is about normal for this time of year. but then look at the icons there. it shows that there may be some thunderstorms by 3:00 to 4:00. we took a look at one camera, in the sierra, and this is the reason why it's raining. that's squaw creek. it is 40 degrees, so it is too warm for it to snow as of now. but there is still that to pensi potential that as the cold front moves through, it will change
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over to snow by this evening, and we'll have a beautiful white christmas there in much of the sierra. christmas day, we are going to have breezy winds, skies clearing, highs for the inland valleys reaching the low 60s. and by the end of the week, look at those morning temperatures. upper 30s with highs in the upper 50s. it's also going to be chilly in san francisco. so after today, it is going to be cool, breezy and also dry. and i'll be tracking all of that, also keeping you up to date on the potential thunderstorms coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, kari. coming up, how quick these sfpd officers helped to save a live at sfo.
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holiday season stopping to buy if you find yourself this holiday season stopping to buy some baked goods, there is a good chance you will come across products that are made by a baker in richmond. >> yeah. these are treats that not only taste good, but actually doing good at the same time. garvin thomas shows us the sweet
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success of rubicon bakers. >> reporter: inside richmond's rubicon bakery, employees create desserts that are shipped to 2,500 grocery stores all across the country. but it was something happening much closer to home, down the street, literally, that made owner andrew stoleoff realize there was more he could be doing to help his employees. >> about a five-minute walk from the bakery 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 into his own 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
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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 barez came a few years ago. her daughter, the first to go to college, needed financial help. andrew and his wife were happy to oblige. [ speaking in spanish ] they . e >> they are really good people, lucia says. she says they get very special treatment. it's why lucia felt comfortable four years later asking for a new loan. >> and we asked her what it was for. and she said, it's for my daughter's -- so i can go watch my daughter graduate from college. and our eyes just teared up.
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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. >> that was garvin thomas. >> we'll be right back. you know when you're at ross and you find their favorite hero at a price that makes you the hero? yes. that's yes for less. yes! with hot holiday toys for all ages, ross is your toy destination.
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there in the middle was at sfo last wednesday when he was told there was a person unresponsive in the stairwell, a woman. he found her on the ground without a pulse, so he began cpr. when that wasn't enough, he actually took out a defibrillator and brought that woman back to life. >> wow. it is a good thing he knew what to do. all right. guess who is on your screen right now? that is santa, as tracked by norad. they're watching him on the radar, making sure he gets where he's supposed to be by tonight, kari. >> yeah, i was trying to see where -- >> just leaving turkey there. yeah. >> yeah, okay. so you can go to noradsanta.org and keep in mind that this is a good tool to get the kids in bed early tonight. we're going to be tracking some rain, though and you want to make sure you check in here on nbc bay area for updates throughout the afternoon. >> all right. we'll see you back here christmas morning. thanks so much for joining us for our midday newscast. >> happy christmas eve. hope you have a wonderful day.
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>> five, four, three, two, one. >> all right. if that doesn't make things look good, i don't know what does. the holidays are here. welcome to access live. we were just in new york and saw them bring the tree in and saw it boxed up. yes, we did. thousands turned out there last night and watched the tree lights go on. it's a tradition since 1931. that's a really pretty tree. >> it gets you in the mood. >> it does. the great performances last night. >> john legend, tony bennett and diana

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