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weather alert. good sunday morning to you. it is march 10th. and we have officially sprung forward. here is a live look outside. wow, ominous look at san francisco, with that cloud cover there, but dramatic and beautiful nonetheless. more rain and chances of thunderstorms today. we remain under a microclimate weather alert. good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us, if you are awake. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist rob mayeda is in for vianey, he has a look at our microclimate forecast. >> that's right. >> you were here working at 11:00 last night. >> yes. >> and then we sprung forward and here you are. >> it does feel more like 6:00, doesn't it? >> it does. >> we lost the hour of sleep but
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we got today the morning that is starting off with showers. we're seeing a little more rain moving into san jose right now and interesting view looking off the east. the cloud tops over the top of mt. hamilton, we're seeing some snow this morning. there is a look at the rain around san jose, santa clara, over towards palo alto and mountain view, a few more showers around san francisco and isolated showers in the north bay. you could see how the showers are rotating around counterclockwise offshore, that is an area of low pressure which will keep us cool today. a mix of sun at times, some showers, and notice as we head through the afternoon in the hour by hour outlook around lunch time things are quiet. the time to watch midafternoon to early evening where some showers may pick up in intensity and snow levels close to 4,000 feet we could see some hail at times as we go into the evening but watch what happens as we head into tonight, things calm down and there is a lot more to come. the seven-day forecast, things begin to dry out.
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we'll have a full look in 15 minutes. >> the dry out part you really got me so we look forward to that. see new 15, thanks. for the first time we look at body cam video that shows exactly what happened just before a san jose state police officer shot and killed a man. that man was carrying a small saw. you may recall the shooting happened more than five years ago but the video is just being released under a new state law. marian favro spoke with the victim's family. we want to warn you, the video is disturbing. >> put it on the ground right now. put it on the ground. >> taser, taser, taser. get on the ground. shoot him! >> this body cam video shows how quickly things unfolded on february 1st, 2014. police made three critical decisions in less than 15 seconds. first, san jose state police officer approaches a man carrying a 12 inch blade.
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the video shows one officer firing his taser at antonio guzman lopez but appears to have little effect. lopez starts moving toward officer fritz van der hawk who yells for officer mike santos to shoot him, santos fires twice. this video does not tell the whole story. >> i want the public to know you're only seeing one minute of a 17-minute video and you haven't heard the 911 call or the radio transmission of what was going on within the officer's, what kind of a call was it? was it that much of a desperate call? >> the san jose police department has not released the 911 call. the santa clara county and san mateo county district attorney's offices conducted independent investigations of the shooting. san jose state university issued this statement which says in part, the officer's use of force was deemed legally justifiable
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in response to an immediate threat that could potentially result in great harm or death. in addition, in response to a civil lawsuit filed against sjsu, two federal courts ruled that the use of force was reasonable and appropriate." she says the newly released video is painful for her and antonio's 9-year-old son. she also still believes antonio was trying to run away and did nothing to justify being shot. marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." >> san jose state released more than 450 pages of reports about that investigation. the victim's partner from whom you just heard, laurie valdez, plans to hold her own press conference wednesday to release more on the shooting. we reached out to san jose police about why it hasn't released the 911 recordings. breaking news out of africa, a nearly brand new boeing
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passenger jet crashed this morning, killing all 157 people on board. the ethiopian airlines plane went down six minutes after takeoff on its way to kenya. the airlines ceo went to the scene of the crash and confirmed there were no survivors. the victims include people from america, canada, europe and africa. an investigation is under way to determine what caused the 737 to go down. back here locally, yesterday marks one year since three clinical staff workers were shot and killed at a veteran's mental health center in yountville. last march a veteran opened fire killing three women, one of whom was pregnant. yesterday hundreds gathered together not just to honor the victims of the pathway home but to embrace the survivors who witnessed it all. >> it's been a really hard year for a lot of people. as you can imagine, for the families of the women, their
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loved ones, their friends, we all knew them. we worked with them. they're kind of uppermost in our minds today. >> the pathway home was shut down in the wake of the tragedy. the organization is working with other groups to serve veterans suffering from ptsd. this morning, there are major questions about why b.a.r.t. trains were not running for hours yesterday morning. riders are looking for answers and so, too, is b.a.r.t. at first, the agency thought it was a maintenance issue but now describing it as a mystery. b.a.r.t. will need a forensic evaluation to figure it out but that analysis could take days. they were relieved that the system wide closure did not happen during the busy work day, although many riders were still affected yesterday. >> supposed to be a train that left right when i got to the station, so i just sat in the sold for half an hour. >> the trains are running acording to schedule but until the agency figures out what exactly went wrong, there is no guarantee it won't happen again.
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b.a.r.t. tells us it expects to learn more at a board meeting on thursday. they do not think yesterday's closure will affect the morning commute tomorrow. just shy of 7:07, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up a live look at capitol hill. live to d.c. for our weekly interview with chuck todd, and r. kelly released out of jail and doubling down on his innocence. someone footed the bill to free him. we have a new message from the singer next. [phone ringing]
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the commander in chief, calling out california. president trump singled out
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governor newsom today with this tweet. i hope the grandstanding governor of california is able to spend his very highly taxed citizens money on asylum holds more efficiently than money has been spent on the so-called fast train, which is $billions over budget & in total disarray. time to reduce taxes in california! on the so-called fast train, which is $8 billion over budget, and in total disarray. time to reduce taxes in california. last month the trump administration announced plans to cancel $929 million in funding for the high speed rail project and also wants california to return an additional $2.5 billion it has already spent. at 7:10, our political analyst larry gerston joins me now and we bring in chuck todd from washington, d.c., nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." thanks for joining us again this morning. >> good morning on this spring forward sunday.
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>> hopefully you're awake. we are barely. >> oh yeah. >> we will see you on "meet the press" at 8:00 our time this morning. ahead of that, we have a couple of questions for you. we are seeing divisions in the democratic party most recently this week over israel, but also over health care, the green new deal. we'd love to know from you what this means for a potential 2020 candidate like the prospective joe biden. >> i would say this. this week an mates what the debate is going to be about. what you just ran down is emblematic of what this, what joe biden's candidacy is going to be made or broken on. look, there is one wing of the party, that's prerogative wing that's younger who says the reason donald trump won in 2016 is hillary clinton and other democrats didn't give people something to vote for, they only made a case of what to not be for. the pragmatic wing of the party
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led by sort of joe biden says did you pay attention to what happened in the red districts that flipped to blue in 2018? think in california what happened in orange county, they didn't all vote democrat because they wanted these progressive policies. they were voting for moderation, they were voting for that centericente centrism. i'm interested in whether that record can play in the 21st century. >> it's all about fights, you're right and given the internal struggles we witnessed among house democrats on the hate issue last week how do you assess speaker pelosi's ability to keep democratic caucuses in line on future issues? >> i think she's finding out why john baoehner didn't finish his term as speaker, when he had the tea party. we saw the same thing in 2010
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after that, where at first they tried to control, then they tried to appease and then sort of capitulation. speaker pelosi is in appeasement mode. she hasn't capitulated to the new progressive wing but figuring out how to appease rather than being top-down about it. it's not easy. and if nancy pelosi is struggling to appease this new wing, explain to me how joe biden is going to do it. she's more to the left than joe biden is and she's having a hard time. >> and if you have time for one more question, chuck. >> of course. >> recent statements that continuing friction between the clinton and sanders wings of the democratic party you alluded to already. >> yes. >> is there any candidate you see as being able to bridge that divide, maybe even kamala harris from california? >> look, i think it's very possible that biden and bernie, because they're so emblematic of
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this fight, that it opens the door for somebody else to basically run a similar campaign to say they're not going to be as harsh as it, kamala, and o'rourke, the failed texas candidate in the moderate lane. beto o'rourke, nobody knows what he's for. right now he seems to be all things to all people which isn't a bad place to be, before awe annou you announce for president. >> we look forward to seeing you again at 8:00. join chuck for "meet the press" he sits down with sherrod brown senator of ohio and congresswoman liz cheney of wyoming and also has representative adam schiff, democratic chairman of the house intelligence committee from california of course. be sure to tune in to "meet the press" at 8:00 a.m., after this newscast. larry, as always, thanks. larry will be back in 40 minutes
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looking at the potential division amongst democratic leaders as we actually just coincidentally touched on with larry, with chuck, pardon me, leading up to the 2020 election. we look forward to seeing you in 40 minutes. >> you got it. turning now to other news, embattled singer r. kelly has been released from jail after some mysterious person made his child support payment totalling more than $160,000, this as the women who live with the singer are speaking out. morgan chesky has the latest. >> reporter: for the second time in two weeks, robert kelly walked out of jail. >> i promise you, we're going to straighten all this stuff out. >> reporter: the singer behind bars since wednesday, after a judge ordered him arrested for not paying $161,000 in child support. an undisclosed person paid it. just hours before his arrest he claimed financial troubles to gayle king. >> so many people have been
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stealing my money. >> reporter: kelly nearly breaking down as he denied all claims of sexual abuse. >> believe me, man, this is not me. they're lying on me. they're lying on me. i'm cool, bro. i'm cool. >> reporter: kelly was tried and acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008. in january, the documentary "survivi "surviving r. kelly" prompted more women to come forward, three of them younger than 17. >> what people are doing are pre-judging things. the man is innocent. >> reporter: kelly's two live-in girl friends defend him, azreal cleary in tears, she blamed her father using her relationship from kelly to profit from his fame. her father sees it differently. >> the dude is a monster. the things he do to the young ladies is not human. >> reporter: r. kelly is free but due back in court next week,
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his music career forever tied to the disturbing claims against him. morgan chesky, nbc news. a frightening moment for a man who was documenting a sardine run off the coast of south africa, he was swept into the whale's mouth and nearly with a swallowed. the man a dive tour operator says there was no time for fear, and he used his instincts to survive. >> it got dark, and i felt some pressure on my hip, and once i felt the pressure, i instantly knew a whale had grabbed me. >> the man says he was in the whale's mouth for almost two seconds. he had no injuries and believes this wasn't an attack. whales can grow to 55 feet and can weigh up to 60,000 pounds. i have no words. that's shocking. >> all too close to that.
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>> wow. just shy of 7:18 now. let's check in with meteorologist rob mayeda with a look at our weekend forecast. it's a little darker outside right now because it's normally 6:18. >> that's true. >> we get to enjoy lighter evenings now. >> right, so we lost sleep, we're getting a little more rain maybe today. but the seven-day forecast trending drier and warmer. that's second half of the week. outside right now, more clouds and showers. san francisco 47 degrees, a little breezy at times, as you see there, in san jose, if you're looking to the east of downtown san jose, partly cloudy skies, toward mt. hamilton there's some snow showers, temperatures around us so this morning in the mid-40s but kind of a misleading view. to the east it's partly cloudy but to the west of san jose that's where all the action is back toward sunnyvale and saratoga. good showers, brief downpours,
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milpitas to sunol grade. marin valley showers continue and most of theber bay area not seeing rain and the area of low pressure compact one there slowly turning down the coast as we head through the afternoon today and that will be the source of the showers we'll see today which around lunch time may briefly kind of wind down, more isolated in nature and the heating of the day and the air that's cold enough to support snow levels at 4,000 feet, it's an unstable environment. showers will become more widespread up on the north side of the low, as it drops south. 3:00 this afternoon to 6:00, you can see maybe some of the intensity of these showers picking up and any stronger showers and the cool air environment will be a good one for producing some hail, possibly some brief lightning, too. that's a time frame to watch, midafternoon into the early evening and by 11:00, you see the winds start to change out of the north, which should start to dry us out into tomorrow morning
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so i don't think there should be much of an impact on your monday morningommute but today, kind of a big impact on your weekend. sunglasses, umbrella, a coat, because temperatures are cold out there. mid to upper 50s and the chance of seeing a little bit of thunder. after today, this rain chance we are looking at on this map are tied into the tuesday forecast and it's less than a tenth of an inch of rain and not all the bay area will see it. that is the seven-day rainfall outlook as the forecast moving forward does trend drier. that is the next best chance of rain that's tuesday. after that, high pressure takes control of our weather, the reason why the temperatures start to climb and that seven-day forecast into next weekend. so some pleasant changes ahead, once we get out of this weekend, which today honestly could have a little bit of everything mixed in with the sunshine at times. we catch a break tomorrow, slight chance of tuesday showers and the tuesday system looks more like wind as opposed to actual rain reaching the ground
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and next weekend the temperatures climbing right now, next saturday could see mid-60s but this time next sunday, 70s may come back on the boards. that's a big change, sun returning to your seven-day forecast. kira, back to you. >> sun and 70s, i will take it, rob, thanks. 7:21. still ahead on "today in the bay," a local bar changing its tune, after years of getting a bad rap. we'll tell you how it's shedding its past to be a good neighbor for a good cause, a story that will make you bay area proud, next. been the best neighbor. ths
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a well-known neig welcome back. san jose's willow glen there is a well-known neighborhood bar that hasn't been the best neighbor but something recently clicked and it's now working to shed its image. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas explains how they're using their past to signal a new future for a good cause in this morning's "bay area proud."
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>> his dad suffered a stroke and needed a wheelchair during his recovery. for the first time, hans understood how critical a piece of equipment could be to someone who needs it. it's why he decided to make a donation to a group that provides wheelchairs to the poor but it's not the only good he's trying to do with that money. when hans bought the willow den bar nine years ago he couldn't wait to serve his first drink. hans didn't wait for the liquor license to kick in, before welcoming his very first customer. >> we were just like hours away or something, and so we said i can't take your money but why don't we hang it up over the bar as a souvenir. >> reporter: that is just what the customer did, and the bar tradition was born. >> the dollar bills became a great organic tradition that took off. >> reporter: thousands of customers have since written messages on dollar bills. >> i can put it right here,
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right? >> reporter: stuck them to the ceiling and walls of the place, but over the years, as those dollar bills were slowly changing the decor, something else was changing at hans' bar. he says his attempt to drum up late night business ended up drawing a rough crowd. fights and police visits became all too common. >> right, exactly. we had to make a change. >> reporter: it became clear to hans last fall that the bar he had long dreamed of owning wasn't the kind of place he'd want to visit. >> it had become not what we intended originally. not something the community welcomed. >> hans changed the name, look and feel of the place but what better way to mark a clean break with the past than with a clean ceiling, and a charitable gesture. this past saturday, hans and a
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handful of regulars spent hours untacking, untaping, ungumming every single dollar bill in the place and donating it all to a charity providing wheelchairs to poor people around the world and just how much money was up there? >> i was way off. i guessed $1800. >> reporter: more like $6,000, which the bar and another company are matching, close to $20,000 sent to charity and hans hopes a message sent to his community, that this neighborhood bar wants to be a better neighbor. in san jose, garvin thomas, "nbc bay area news." >> wow! garvin tells us while the old dollar bills have come down the tradition is not over. new ones are already going up around the bar. at 7:26, we have much more on "today in the bay." coming up, an east bay family gets the worst medical news possible delivered by a robot.
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insensitive or the future? plus if you watch our newscast saturday mornings, you're familiar with pets in need. we'll show you how the redwood city no kill shelter brought their mission to serve palo alto and its surrounding communities. it will literally impact animals' lives. next. the ross spring dress event is here-finally! so you can say yes to the biggest selection of the season. yes! seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices! more new dresses means more reasons to say yes. at the ross spring dress event. on now!
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great minds shop alike? yes. that's yes for less. yep! yes, yes, yes ,yes, yes... yes. seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices every day. at ross. yes for less. - - - - here is a live look outside -- sf we are under a microclimate weather alert. good sunday morning. it is 7:29. here is a live look outside as we are under a microclimate weather alert. some wet pavement there. more rain and even chances of thunder storms today. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist rob mayeda is in for vianey, with a look at our microclimate forecast on this spring forward day. >> yes, and as you can see over our shoulder, more rain in the forecast. >> yes. >> a little bit of sun, we'll get a little bit of everything in the mix today. san jose you're seeing the rain,
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toward mountain view and sarato saratoga, more rain approaching from the south toward san francisco and into marin county, san anselmo and mill valley you can see the rain there today. cool temperatures, mid to upper 50s, a slight chance of thunder on the increase around midafternoon. notice how things start to pick up around the south bay hills, 3:00 to 6:00 and maybe about 9:00 and then things start to taper off tonight, which transitions us to a drier forecast moving forward. if you've been wanting to talk about 60s and 70s in the forecast, have a closer look at that coming up, the seven-day forecast in 15 minutes. >> we look forward to it, thanks. for the first time, new body cam video that shows what happened just before a san jose state police officer shot and killed a man. the man at the time was carrying a small saw. you may remember this shooting happened more than five years
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ago but the video is just being released under a new state law. marianne favro spoke with the victim's family. get on the ground. shoot him. >> reporter: this body cam video shows how quickly things unfolded february 21st, 2014. a police officer approaches a man carrying a 12 inch blade. the video shows one officer firing his taser at antonio guzman lopez but it appears to have little effect. lopez starts moving toward officer fritz van der hawk who yells for officer mike santos to shoot him, santos fires twice. this video does not tell the whole story.
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>> i want the public to know you're only seeing one minute of a 17-minute video and you haven't heard the 911 call or the radio transmission of what was going on within the officer's, what kind of a call was it? was it that much of a desperate call? >> the san jose police department has not released the 911 call. the santa clara county and san mateo county district attorney's offices conducted independent investigations of the shooting. san jose state university issued this statement which says in part, "the officer's use of force was deemed legally justifiable in response to an immediate threat that could potentially result in great harm or death. in addition, in response to a civil lawsuit filed against sjsu, two federal courts ruled that the use of force was reasonable and appropriate." valdez says the newly released video is painful for her and antonio's 9-year-old son. she also still believes antonio
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was trying to run away and did nothing to justify being shot. marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." >> san jose state released more than 450 pages of reports about their investigation. the victim's partner from whom you just heard, laurie valdez, plans to hold her own press conference wednesday to release more on the shooting. that you don't see in that video. we reached out to san jose police about why it hasn't released the 911 recordings. we have yet to hear back. breaking news out of africa, a nearly brand new boeing passenger jet crashed this morning, killing all 157 people on board. the ethiopian airlines plane went down six minutes after takeoff on its way to kenya. the airlines ceo went to the scene of the crash and confirmed there were no survivors. the victims include people from the u.s., canada, europe and africa. an investigation is under way to
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determine what caused the 737 to go down. back here locally, yesterday marks one year since three clinical staff workers were shot and killed at a veteran's mental health center in yountville. last march a veteran opened fire killing three women, one of whom was pregnant. yesterday hundreds gathered together not just to honor the victims of the pathway home but to embrace the survivors who witnessed it all. >> it's been a really hard year for a lot of people. as you can imagine, for the families of the women, their loved ones, their friends, we all knew them. we worked with them. they're kind of uppermost in our minds today. >> the pathway home was shut down in the wake of the tragedy. the organization is working with other groups to serve veterans suffering from ptsd. a bay area family tells us they are upset over the way a
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local hospital used technology to tell them their loved one had a terminal illness. they say the hospital used a device called an i-robot to deliver the news to them. "today in the bay's" sergio quintana spoke with the family and the hospital and brings us this report. >> reporter: the device rolled into her grandpa ernest's hospital room and alycia thought the person on the screen would pass along information so she shot video on her smartphone to relay it to her mother and grandmother but the news the doctor delivered was far more serious. >> we don't have very effective treatments, right. i can give you morphine, that will make you feel better but there's a risk that that could suppress your breathing. >> reporter: in the video, you can hear her repeating much of the conversation to her 78-year-old grandfather, who was
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wearing a large breathing mask. could your grandpa hear? >> no, i had to repeat everything to him that the man was saying. >> reporter: he thought he would be able to go home, but she had to help tell him that would not be possible. >> maybe your next step is going to hospice at home. right? >> you know, i don't know if he's going to get home. >> reporter: her mother says she would have liked the staff at the hospital in fremont to have called her back to the room for such a critical conversation. she's not happy about the way any of this was handled. >> i get we have a new generation and this is all moving forward and it's a good thing but not for critical care, not as impersonal as this was. >> reporter: kaiser permanente said it would' cess how it uses emerging technology and took issue with the way the twice has been described "the use of the term robot is inaccurate and inappropriate. this secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician." >> they sent a statement to me
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saying that i should not be calling it a robot. i'm calling it a robot. a robot came in my grandfather's room and told him he was dying. >> reporter: ernest quintana passed away earlier this week. his family is making plans for a private memorial. sergio quintana, "nbc bay area news." now to major questions about why b.a.r.t. trains were not running for hours yesterday morning. riders are looking for answers and so, too, is b.a.r.t. at first, the agency thought it was a maintenance issue but now describing it as a mystery. b.a.r.t. will need a forensic evaluation to figure it out but that analysis could take days. they were relieved that the system wide closure did not happen during the busy week day, although many riders were still affected yesterday. >> supposed to be a train that left right when i got to the station, so i just sat in the sold for half an hour. >> the trains are running according to schedule but until the agency figures out what
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exactly went wrong, there is no guarantee it won't happen again. b.a.r.t. tells us it expects to learn more at a board meeting on thursday. they do not think yesterday's closure will affect the morning commute tomorrow. turning to a fun event right here on nbc bay area, last night was fight night, and we aired an exciting and thrilling e-gaming competition in oakland. some of the best e-gamers in the state gathered at the esports arena to play street fighter 5 arcade edition, a batter of nor cal versus so cal. team nor cal was outmatched, nigel butler shocked the crowd with an unexpected sweep, winning five matches in a row to bring team so cal the win. >> shout out to dominic and leroy butler, the best parents i could have and anybody that supported me, i swear to god, thank you guys for supporting me. >> team so cal took home $5,000.
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mike inouye was live on the floor for all the action. be sure to go to nbcbayarea.com to find more coverage of last night's big tournament. i dvr'd it because i had to go to bed. some adorable little puppies have a new home thanks to a new event promoting pet adoption. here you see some twitter pics of the lucky pups with their new owners. this took place in austin yesterday, to celebrate nbc and telemundo's fifth annual clear the shelters event, the stations in austin teamed up with a leading nonprofit organization and created their first fund the shelters event. nearly 300,000 animals have been adopted since clear the shelters kicked off in 2015 and we host our own every summer. we look forward to doing that again, i belief it's this august. back here locally, homeless
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pets in palo alto are getting a new lease on life thanks to pets in need. it officially has taken over the city run animal shelter. the palo alto shelter will now become a no kill shelter. cats, dogs, get this, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens will not be euthanized if they don't find a forever home within a few months. >> this is a unique model, a public institution, public organization, the city of palo alto partnering with nonprofit organization to save lives and provide animal care services for the community. >> that is our friend al malica. we feature him every saturday on this newscast. the pets in need leaders tell us they plan to have services like spaying, neutering, microchipping, flea dollars, everything they offer at their redwood city shelter how now at the palo alto shelter and they
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also offer educational programs we are thrilled for them. still ahead on "today in the bay," one of the best players in football is headed to oakland. how he made the announcement that he was traded to the raiders. what's better than having fast,
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deal to grab one of the best offensive players in football.. >> welcome back. the raiders making a major deal to grab one of the best offensive players in football four-time all pro receiver antonio brown is coming to oakland. the now former pittsburgh steelers wide receiver revealed the news on his instagram account with this picture. reports say the raiders are sending a third round and fifth round pick in this year's draft to the steelers. the trade cannot become official until wednesday, so fingers crossed until then. 7:43. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, is there a disconnect in the democratic party? political analyst larry gerston joins us live to talk about where democratic leaders are
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ahead of the 2020 election.
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it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, wrote charles dickens in "a tale of two cities." that, too, might also describe the democrats as they prepare for the 2020 presidential election. on the one hand, the democrats gained control of the house of representatives after the 2018 as they emerged from the 2018 midterm elections. yet at the same time they are now showing signs of serious division. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston is here. you helped with the poetic write. >> yes, whoever thought we'd be talking about dickens. >> exactly and who knew we'd be so connected to politics. what is this division about at this point? >> it's serious. one of the key differences, kira, between a political party being in power and out of power is that when the party is out of power, its members can relentlessly find fault with the
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governing party. however, when a party is in power, it better deliver with positive results. so after being out of power in the house for about eight years, the democrats have to deliver. that can only come with unity and something that historically eluded democrats. >> so the house democrats have only been in power for two months. that's still, they're still getting their feet wet so to speak, but are there signs of internal division that would keep them from succeeding? >> yes, i think so, at least for the moment. there are at least two such signs. one in the house, the other with the early stages of this presidential nomination quickly becoming reality. after what many observers considered anti-semitic statements by new muslim american gentlemrepresentative they have a general statement against hate instead of a
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pointed criticism against anti-semitism. that might seem trivial but the outcome reflected serious internal divisions within the democratic party. the other schism that emerged among presidential candidates. over recent weeks leaders from the hillary clinton faction and the bernie sanders faction of the democratic party exchanged biting criticisms over each other's role in the 2016 campaign. they can't get rid of it, can't leave it behind. this kind of conflict could lead the rank and file, the normal everyday voters to stay away. they don't want that business at all. >> and what about republicans? how have they reacted to this democratic infighting? >> i think we could say with quiet joy, with quiet joy, and why not? the best thing the opposition can do in a situation like this is sit back, while the other side publicly wounds itself. while the democrats show signs of division, republicans revel in the fact that nearly 90% of
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their flock remains loyal to their party and to president trump. they, the republicans point out, that the more the democrats fight, the easier it will be to reelect the president. >> reelect president trump. dare i be the devil's advocate. how is it possible that, with all the new democratic energy in the house and the president's relatively low public approval rating, it's hovering around the low 40s right now, how is it possible that the democrats can be in such trouble? >> leave it to the democrats. seriously, it has to do with the composition of the two political parties. think of the political values of most americans falling on a spectrum that moves from the far right to the far left. republicans occupy a narrow portion of that spectrum, with most falling between the far right and center right. democrats is another story. they occupy much of the larger part of the spectrum, with most falling anywhere between the far
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left all the way to center right. so with the democratic party containing so many different views under the same banner, it's easy to see why there would be such differences and divisions within, and those differences were exacerbated last november when young progressives were selected to sit alongside the moderates who were already there. the challenge for the democrats is to not let the differences hurt their opportunity to govern. >> how do you think the elements are likely to play out between now and november 2020? >> that's the big question. for the moment, republicans could sit tight. even though they've been taking shots over endless misdeeds and scandals, republicans are united and republicans are counting on internal divisions among the democrats as their salvation. in this sense, the races for the presidency and congress downstream will depend more on whether the democrats can stay
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focused on the prize, taking total control of government, or succumbing to internal differences. here is the bottom line here. the bottom line, the polls show more people, many more people these days identifying with the democrats than republicans, but unless democrats find a way to hold their coalition together, the numbers may not mean very much. >> remains to be seen. thanks, larry. we'll be back with weather after this. at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee.
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welcome back. here is the view from emeryville with a rainbow on the left side of the screen. some sunshine and showers, 48 degrees to start off your morning, over toward san francisco. had some rainbows there earlier. now the clouds filling back in at 47 degrees, and into san jose, that view you see right there, sums up the weather forecast. a little bit of sun at times, partly cloudy and rain drops on the camera lens for the passing showers, and you could see some of that out here to the west around palo alto, and saratoga, where the rain is right now, moving up to the north and west actually around low pressure just offshore and some snow around the national weather service radar site there and more snow up at mt. hamilton with the road leading up to mt. hamilton closed due to some of the snow. marin county some showers there, too. it's interesting how the showers are moving, coming in from the south, rotating around and we will see this courtesy of this area of low pressure which at the moment is due west of the
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bay area. it will drop to the south headed toward the afternoon and take the shower chances along with it as we head toward the evening. through midday we'll see isolated showers and we think by midafternoon and early evening you may see at least briefly for the central bay and south bay the showers to pick up in intensity and given the fact that we've got snow levels down to about 4,000 feet today, any of the stronger showers could be pretty efficient, producing some ice pellets or small hail involved with some of the isolated thunderstorms, best odds of that will be near the coast and the hills of the south bay. then about 11:00 start to see some drier north winds pick up which should begin to shut down the showers and lead to us a drier forecast for tomorrow, but today, cool day, even with the sunshine, mid to upper 50s and the chance of those ongoing showers and after today, the seven-day rainfall outlook for the bay area really begins to drop off, what you're seeing on the map, courtesy of a weather system coming in on tuesday may bring just a tenth of an inch of rain or less than that, that is
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the one more system we have to get through right around tuesday afternoon, then after that, high pressure begins to build in, so we should see for the second half of the week, not only the storm track starting to move off to the north but as could you see on the bottom of the screen, your seven-day forecast starting to reflect some of the changes, as you can take a look here, i'm jumping ahead to our nighttime seven-day forecast. i got excited showing you next weekend's temperatures, look at san francisco, tuesday, one chance of showers. that is light rain, breezy conditions but this is where the numbers come up as you see there, for our inland locations, next saturday and sunday could be getting closer to 70 degrees, so you got temperatures starting to climb up but in the meantime today we've got a weather icon that has sun, some showers at times, maybe some hail. we'll catch a break tomorrow and then tuesday one more chance of showers, but next weekend, stay tuned. we could actually see a chance
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of 70s. >> wow. >> next sunday and monday. it's been a long time. >> it's been a long time. >> not that many sun icons in the seven day as well. >> i love you for that. before we go, with prom just a few months away, a lot of bay area teens are on the hunt for that perfect dress, but some can't afford one. princess project is stepping up to help. it's a volunteer run organization that provides free dresses to local teens. yesterday they kicked off the first day of their silicon valley dress giveaway at the oak shopping center in cupertino. teens were able to choose from 8,000 dresses and 90% of them are brand new. there will be five more days of dress giveaways in cupertino. they also have a chapter in san francisco and sonoma, where giveaways will be happening over the next few weeks as well. if your teenager is coming out, have them make an appointment and bring their student i.d. that is wonderful. nothing like getting your dream dress for prom. thanks for making us a part of
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this sunday, divided democrats. bernie versus briiding. highlighted by this comment from freshman congresswoman ilhan omar. >> we'll talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. >> some fellow democrats hear bigot bigotry. >> the use of anti-semitic languages cannot be tolerated. >> i hear her trying to uplift my grandmother in palestine. >> the debate with implications for 2020. my guests t

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