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to veto denunciation of his national emergency to build a border wall, democrats are preparing for their next move. a live report is coming from capitol hill. a key vote today on where the raider also play their next season. will the team get the pass to play at the coliseum again? still ahead, other options the team is still considering. "today in the bay" continues right now. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for marcus today. >> and i'm laura garcia. vianey is in for kari as well and we're enjoying great temperatures. >> we are. we have our spring colors already on set. we're ready for it and the weather is cooperating with us. right now our temperatures still in the 30s though in some spots, including santa cruz. look at that, 38 degrees, and about 38 degrees in mountain view. 42 degrees in san jose, as you head out the door this morning. 43 in concord. as you're planning your afternoon, keep in mind we're not going to stay this cool all day. we'll notice a gradual warming around 10:00 a.m. with temperatures topping out in the
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upper 60s today. i'll go over more of this time line and what you can expect for st. patrick's day weekend coming up. mike? >> get the green ready. over here the green screen looks like the bay bridge to you, traffic flows smoothly. they opened the last of the cash lanes so things are thinning out on the left side. right side one cash lane open. no problems, no backup, no delays over through contra costa county, brentwood, discovery bay, down vasco road to 580 a little slowing out of the altamont. back to you. the unspeakable horror in christchurch where a gunman opened fire on two separate mosques, slaughtering worshippers during friday prayers. >> it has authorities around the world on high alert. the number of dead now at 49. dozens of others are injured. right now it's believed one man armed to the hilt attacked both mosques, but authorities are not yet confirming it's actually the same man.
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but he is now in custody. in a side note, the attacker actually tried to live stream his rampage and when authorities realized it, the video was quickly pulled from many social media sites. just released a few minutes ago, the white house is condemning the attack. >> we will continue to follow that. also president trump is dealing with dissension in the ranks. his signature issue, that border wall with mexico, got a definitive no from a dozen republicans. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with what happened and what happens next. tracie? >> what happens next is they try to override a presidential veto, because president trump has made it clear that's what he's going to do. this morning, the white house confirmed they got that rejection. he has ten days to veto it. >> are there any senators wishing to change their vote? >> reporter: a republican revolt. >> yeas are 59. >> reporter: 12 joined democrats what they considered a power
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grab. president trump declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall after congress said no. >> this is not about the president or about border security. this is a constitutional issue. >> reporter: the constitution says congress, not the president, decides how to spend tax dollars. >> so now he's violating the constitution to steal money that has been appropriated by this branch. >> reporter: some republicans are concerned it sets a bad precedent and could back-fire on them. >> already democrat presidential candidates are saying they would declare emergencies to tear down the existing border wall, to take away guns. >> reporter: the block from congress will force mr. trump's first presidential veto. >> i'll do a veto. it's not going to be overturned. >> president trump will prevail. his veto will be sustained. >> reporter: still democrats are hopeful. >> my hope is republicans now see how this president is trampling on the constitution and understand that it is possible, in fact courageous, to stand up to him. >> reporter: unlikely allies
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across party lines, but for how long? so now, house democrats will try to override that veto. they don't really have the votes to do so and it's tougher in the senate, where they have to pick up eight more republicans who would vote against the president. back to you. >> certainly a lot of folks watching that one. thank you, tracie. meantime, u.s. immigration and border authorities so far are not commenting on this new video posted to twitter last night. it shows a group of people breaching a section of the border wall in tee with a has where it meets the southwest corner of san diego. about 30 people including children break through, seemingly overwhelming a border patrol agent. we are not sure if it happened this week or years ago but the video has a lot of people talking this morning. >> look at them run for their lives there. turn to sports news here. where will the raiders play next season in will they stay in oakland for one more year? "today in the bay's" bob redell
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joins us live outside the coliseum where a decision is expected later this morning. bob? >> reporter: laura, in a few hours the commissioners with the oakland alameda county coliseum authority are going to decide whether or not to extend the lease agreement for the raiders to play at the coliseum here this upcoming football season, with the option of extending to 2020, if their new stadium in las vegas isn't complete by then. the problem is, their lease with the coliseum ended last season. both sides had a deal to extend, but that fell apart when the city sued the raiders and nfl in federal court for breach of contract over their planned move to sin city. you might recall the raiders did look temporarily at playing temporarily at levi's stadium in santa clara and oracle park in sf, but neither location materialized, so here they are back to square one. oakland city councilman ignacio de la fuente also commissioner with the coliseum authority says the lease amount would be more than $3.5 million that was paid
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under the previous arrangement, that's the annual fee. if the authority approves the lease today, the oakland city council and alameda county board of supervisors would also have to give their own thumbs up. reporting live in oakland, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> a lot of people waiting for that one. thanks, bob. out with the old and in with the new. a live look at the raider's future taj mahal, stadium built near the las vegas strip. if you're wondering, vegas leaders insist there's no need to worry about the 2020 option year. the stadium is on track to be ready they say with time to spare. the man accused of the brutal killing of a woman at an oakland b.a.r.t. station could make a plea today. john lee cowell faces murder and attempted murder charges for last year's deadly standing at the macarthur b.a.r.t. station. this is the suspect, 18-year-old nia wilson died during that attack. her sister was also stabbed but survived. new this morning, a santa rosa junior college student under arrest accused of raping
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another student. petaluma police say the suspect sexually assaulted the woman in the school library monday. officers located him yesterday and arrested him without incident. he is facing multiple felony charges. also new this morning, busted, police say for selling to minors, in this case not alcohol, it was cannabis and hash products. napa police sent out photos of a bust at napa smoke and vape shop. police got tips about workers selling to young people. officers closed the store yesterday and say the store owner and other workers will also be charged. if you think your commute is bad, believe it or not, probably could be worse. more than 120,000 of us spend at least three hours every day getting to work and back. that's according to a new study by apartment list. if you live in the immediate bay area, san jose, oakland or san francisco, there's about 5% chance you spend at least 90 minutes getting to work, then another 90 minutes going home. not just talking about drivers here. the study includes some
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commuters who use b.a.r.t. speaking of b.a.r.t., you could soon have one more way to pay, ad fare machines, finally able to take credit cards and your debit card as well. right now if you're out of cash, you have to ask a station agent's permission to exit the station to reload your card on a machine beyond the gates. two of the new machines were installed at the embarcadero station over the last few weeks. stations between 24th street and monday comery will see them by mid-april. at the same meeting where that was announced, b.a.r.t. revealed it is on track to replace dozens of escalators along the san francisco market street corridor. the project's contract also allows the option of replacing four elevators at the embarcadero station. the total cost is nearly $97 million. happening tomorrow, san francisco celebrates holi, the annual hindu festival celebrating spring. people douse each other with color. the festival gets under way at
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noon tomorrow at the california college of arts. stanford's is next weekend. all the money raised goes to educate children in india. vianey t will be a beautiful day in san francisco for the festival. >> it certainly will. i've been monitoring conditions and here is a look at your temperature trend, absolutely beautiful weather. the event starts around 12:00 and right after that hour we'll be in the upper 50s but look at the icons, plenty of sunshine expected. we may get a couple of high clouds rolling through here and there but overall our temperature also top out into the mid to upper 60s. so you're not going to have to worry about any rain. it's just a fantastic spring-like day around here, perfect for this celebration. we are expecting a lot of people to be out and about. let me give you a quick check of headlines before you head out the door on your way to work. your thursday or friday rather, ignore that, i'm sorry, i need to change that. the information on here is correct, mostly clear, chilly 30s and 40s. afternoon sunny skies. coast and the bay low to mid-60s, inland upper 60s for today. our current temperatures are in
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the 40s, but it's going to warm up, mostly clear evening, overnight lows in the 40s and light winds. it is friday, guys. i know, i don't want to go backwards. mike? >> that's the only way our team would be more accurate was if you reported yesterday's weather. you guys are always great looking at what's ahead. currently for today it's great, so is the drive. speed sensors are no problem, south bay, peninsula, tri-valley. over here looking at contra costa county, highway 4, a little slowing shows up out of pittsburg and in toward bay point because of a crash at bailey road. one lane was reported blocked, went from orange to red. the sensor reads changed so there is more slowing. we'll track that. if i have to give you an alternate i will. hopefully that will clear quickly. the rest of the approach toward the bay bridge very easy. back to you. >> thanks, mike. still ahead on "today in the bay," a shocking arrest in florida. a woman violently taken into custody by police officers. still ahead at 5:25, the way the police department is responding. meanwhile, facebook doing its very best to take down
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videos from new zealand. we'll talk about it, when "today in the bay" continues.
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it is 5:13, and you made it to friday, so let's get you through your day now. right now, the temperatures are in the 30s and the 40s. 38 degrees in santa rosa. down through the south bay, low to mid-40s but our temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 60s, even for the coastline. i'll break down your daytime highs coming up in a bit. we're looking at the peninsula.
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it's a clear drive in palo alto for the bay shore freeway. same thing for 280. i'm following the crash over in bay point. we have more slowing and a little more detail. good morning to you. markets will hope to get gains today even after we learned there's not going to be a deal with china any time soon. apple suffered an outage in its icloud service. normally big news at facebook would be two of its top executives just quit but that was eclipsed by the shooting at the mosque we saw around the world on facebook live. social media say they are doing the best they can to stamp it out, get that video offline but for now, keep your kids off facebook and youtube. facebook said "police alerted us to a video on facebook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's facebook and instagram accounts and the video. we're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we're aware." moving on to other news,
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tesla unveiled its model y suv last night. tesla is hoping people will put down a deposit on the car, giving tesla more cash to work with. tesla hasn't built this car en masse yet and hasn't said where it will build it, much less the assembly line. elizabeth holmes would build a machine that would analyze a drop of blood. feds say it was a fraud. the story is told several times including a book called "bad blood" a podcast and tv show called "the dropout" and now hbo documentary called "the inventor" directed by alex gibney. they'll be talking about it on the third hour of the "today" show. >> just a few hours theranos was worth $9 billion and we're talking about the fact today it's all gone. obviously her machine didn't work. she was lying to investors. her rise and fall which is why we're talking about it today, is part of a new documentary. it is fascinating. >> again, they'll talk about it
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on the "today" show. one of the interviews they do is with george schultz, you remember the secretary of state. >> of course. >> he was on the board of theranos. >> here in the bay area. >> his grandson did the best to tell his granddad, you are part of a giant scam. >> i didn't know that. >> i need you to understand, this is a disaster, and the secretary of state george schultz didn't listen. >> exactly. >> elizabeth hurt a lot of people. >> so many people didn't. >> she put a lot of people into danger, but that vignette is so, because could you feel yourself going to your grandfather saying -- >> you don't understand. >> -- you don't understand you're going to hurt yourself here. >> wow. >> very interesting. thank you, scott. >> you bet. guess which city has the lodgest running st. patrick's day parade west of the mississippi? wait for it. if you said anything but san francisco, it's time to read up on your history or maybe get out and party a little. tomorrow the city holds its
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168th annual st. patrick's day parade, it starts at 11:30 in the morning, traveling up market street to civic center plaza, where you'll find the festival that happens until 5:00 in the evening. best of all, you still have a chance to celebrate the actual st. patrick's event wherever you want on sunday. >> cool hair. >> everyone's a little irish i think on sunday. >> everybody. >> now we are exempt from the pinching on sait. paddy's day f not wearing green. >> a girl scout troupe came for me on tour. i said a lapel pin and they sent me a girl scout lapel pin, a little bit of green. >> you can't see it but my type of gals. >> cookies? no, they're not cookies. >> i was in the girl scouts back in my day. shout out to girl scouts out there. we're going to have fantastic weather for any st. patrick's day celebration. mostly clear, in dublin 36 degrees, wind speeds calm, and
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yes, we're still seeing some 40s out there, including in san jose. for the most part, these 40s are going to warm up, setting us up for a lovely day ahead. seasonable temperatures, climbing into those mid and upper 60s throughout. 48 degrees right now in san francisco. we will start to notice a couple of high clouds rolling through and that's going to kind of linger into the afternoon, which may actually have some of our temperatures running just a little bit warmer, thanks to kind of a little blanket of high clouds. doppler radar right now, very quiet, and let's talk about the changes ahead, but first, let's go over your microclimate highs for today. i know you're planning out your afternoon, what do you wear to work, what do you expect after you get out of work, maybe grabbing dinner. we have 60s on the map for you, even san francisco and the coastline, low to mid-60s and yes, those are 70s on the map, up through the north bay and the tri-valley. 66 degrees for concord and down through the south bay, 69 degrees for san jose. we're going to start creeping into those 70s into the next couple of days so let's look at
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the long range outlook. the high pressure will continue to dominate. that's what's been keeping the beautiful temperatures throughout, and then just looking ahead, jumping into monday, the nice weather will remain but into tuesday and wednesday, we're monitoring a bit of a system that right now it's looking like the best chance of rain will be tuesday night into wednesday. so far it's not looking like a big storm for us, but take a look down through southern california, it looks like they might get a little bit more out of that storm than we will. let's look at what we can expect over the next seven days. so again, we're going to keep the beautiful weather, all the way through st. patrick's day into monday, and then tuesday those rain chances will move in late at night, into wednesday, which also happens to be the very first day of spring, but that's okay. we've got some spring showers. you saw how well that did for our california drought free, that was revealed yesterday. >> roll that down there. all right, over here looking at great green roadways. you'll see the green hills, where you sometimes use the brown hills to orient us to the east side of the bay. no, they're all green so you'll be messed up now.
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use your gps. westbound highway 4 is jammed up. this is the only jam for the bay area. i told you one lane was blocked westbound, but it happens to be i'm told your middle lane. lane number two, second from the left, and that's what's causing all of this backup. the vehicle that was shouted out in the chp report reported as 100 miles per hour, so the roadways are clear, folks, but you cannot go faster than it is safe for conditions. the crash resulted in four cars being involved there. that is a slow drive there into bay point. the rest of the bay an easy drive. the bay bridge has a few cars waiting for those cash lanes. nothing dramatic. over here, walnut creek moves smoothly. there's the folks splitting off toward 24 and 680. you saw the green over at the walnut creek interchange, and again, we mentioned the bay bridge. those cash lanes about half way past the parking lot. fast track is starting to show a few folks waiting as well. we have a lighter build as we approach the time when we normally see the metering lights on. we'll see if they delay that by a couple. back to you. >> 5:20. coming up next, it was a shooting that made headlines in
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illinois. after a mentally ill person killed four people at a waffle house. new this morning, the charges the suspect's father is facing. and florida officers violent arrest of a woman goes viral. how the police department is handling the outrage over this and what happened before. you're watching "today in the bay." >> why are you doing this? why are you doing this? to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them.
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welcome back, everyone. 5:23. you're looking at cell phone video showing a controversial takedown of a woman in south florida. in the video, an officer you can clearly see grabbing the woman by the neck, wrestling her to the ground. miami-dade police say they were called to the area after two women were arguing with a man who they claim threatened them with a gun. the police chief is calling the video deeply troubling. at least one officer is on paid administrative leave, as the
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department investigates. the father of a man acuse a in a deadly shooting in tennessee facing charges of his own because authorities say he he illegally supplied the man. 11 months ago a man opened fire at a waffle house. four people died. authorities say three years ago the gunman was treated at a mental health facility, and had his firearm license revoked. but his father, who lives in illinois, is accused of ignoring orders to not give his son any weapons following his son's treatment. >> 5:24 now. today marks the one-year anniversary of when six people died when a miami pedestrian bridge collapsed. you might remember this. it was at the campus of florida international university. a vigil and mass will be held to remember the lives lost in the tragedy. one year ago, the 950-ton bridge just crumbled to the ground, killing five people who were in cars below.
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a structural worker who was on the bridge kcanopy at the time was also killed. chihuahua owners probably don't need to worry about this with an excitable boxer or two might want to listen up. >> take extra care when you walk your dog, advice from university of pennsylvania researchers, injuries among older dog walking americans are on the rise. thes reingy lea pesky leashes are the problem. female dog walkers are more at risk, because we're the ones walking the dogs. try to channel your inner dog whisp whisperer, don't ditch the leash. train your dog not to lunge. >> good luck with that. pinch, poke, we just took our bulldog out for a walk and i'm like really, you're 5-year-old? you still have to yank that hard? >> sure, they have places to go. i think it keeps you in shape. >> you have one powerful biceps. >> i got two, i take them both.
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check out this baby gorilla, less than a week old, 13-year-old gorilla named meghan delivered the baby at the dallas zoo. meghan continues to keep her baby close to her so they don't know whether it's a baby boy gorilla or baby girl gr rail will. the girth bifz zoo officials hope for the future. >> we're all mama bears, even if we're gorillas. so cute. 5:26 right now. coming up, the top stories that we're following for you on this friday morning, including that tragedy in new zealand, where 49 people died when a gunman opened fire at two different mosques. police say four people are in custody. we'll tell you what we know about them now. and we'll take you live to a mosque in san francisco this morning. mosques actually around the world on very high alert. up next, a live report on extra security measures being taken right here in the bay area. and we want to take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, so we can brag about our weather just a little bit. it is a beautiful spring-like
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day ahead for us. but we do have some rain in the forecast. vianey, we'll let her tell you that. mike is watching your commute as you might have plans headed out for the weekend. you're watching "today in the bay."
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♪ find a world of inspiration. find something you love today. unique selection. unbelievable prices. homegoods. go finding. terror in new zealand - dozens killed after as a gunmen open right now at 5:30, terror in new zealand. dozens killed, after a gunman opens fire at two mosques, and now, mosques across the world and here in the bay area on high alert. we'll have breaking news coverage on this in just moments, with live reports. >> thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm in kris sanchez in for marcus, today who is experiencing tahoe for the very
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first time. >> i'm so excited! i texted him on the way up yesterday. he's like, it's beautiful here. >> he must be in love. beautiful weather for it. vianey is in for kari today. >> he got lucky. this is probably one of the best weekends to enjoy all of that snowpack up there because you don't have to two ary about travel conditions. i'll have an update and of course at the 5:45 hour. as you head out the door, 42 degrees. in the south bay high also climb into the upper 60s and let's look at a bit of your headlines this morning for weather. mostly clear conditions. chilly 30s and 40s to start out. by the afternoon, we're talking sunny skies, if you're going to be hanging out on the coast or the bay, expect low to mid-60s. inland upper 60s and into the evening hours the clear skies will prevail with overnight lows in the 40s. mike, how are the roads? >> a big backup in the east bay but not the bay bridge. the bay bridge has a mild backup. they might have turned the metering lights on but they didn't say that the last time i checked with cal trans. the backup is here at bay point. everything else moves smoothly. westbound highway 4 is jammed
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up, this crash still blocks your second lane, one of your middle lanes jamming up traffic all through the area. i'll give you some alternates coming up. the rest of bthe bay an easy drive. developing this morning as we've been following in new zealand, a tale of horror as worshippers were slaughtered in a terrorist attack. >> the number of people who died in that attack, 49, shootings at two separate mosques and the gunman live streamed the whole thing on facebook. the terror unfolded around 1:30 friday afternoon local time in the city of christchurch, that is the largest city on new zealand's southern island. right now, it is believed that one man armed to the hilt attacked both of those mosques, but authorities are not yet confirming that it is, in fact, the same person. in both cases, the gunman walked through the front door during friday prayers and started firing at will. dozens of other people are injured. authorities say four people are in custody, three men and one woman. one of them is believed to be
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the gunman. a witness describes the horror. new zealand's prime minister describes a nation in shock. >> i saw that some people were running out through my room, where i was in, and also i saw some people had blood on their body and some people who were limping. >> i don't expect this kind of thing in new zealand. it's unfortunate this happened here. >> what i can say is that it is clear, this is one of new zealand's darkest days. clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence. >> schools in the city were on lockdown for several hours. during this situation. when authorities realized the gunman posted a live stream of the act, they pulled it from media sites. they're still working to scrub that right now. the mass shooting in new zealand
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is having a huge impact on cities in the bay area, and around the u.s. >> "today in the bay's" pete suratos is live outside the islamic center of san francisco with deail s details on what' going on there. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura and kris. the san francisco police plan to increase what they call passing calls around this area or patrols in essence around mosques in san francisco. so far this morning, we haven't seen any of that, but that could also change throughout the day. we'll show you the tweet with that information sent out by san francisco police. sfpd says they're following the event in christchurch, new zealand. officers will be making extra passing calls at san francisco mosques. "we work stronger as a team. please, if you see something, say something." they're not the only domestic department doing this. new jersey and lapd announced last night they're adding patrols around mosques in los angeles. there's no apparent threat to los angeles when it comes to
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this situation but extra patrols were added nonetheless. i want to read off a portion from a state from the council on american islamic relations, the statement says "we mourn the heartbreaking killings of men, women and children gathered for prayer in their houses of worship and urge leaders in our nation and worldwide to speak out forcefully against the growing anti-muslim relations." also tweeting this, their executive director says that he has family in new zealand and says there's a lot of refugees there who left war-torn countries to find a safe haven, only to be murdered. absolutely heartbreaking." of course we'll keep an eye on local reaction here locally as we're live here in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> thank you, pete. >> we'll continue to follow the situation in new zealand
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throughout the newscast as well. thank you, pete. in the bay area, a once raging inferno in contra costa county is out this morning. three homes destroyed after flames erupted on bethel island. thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. the fire started just before 6:00 last night. complicating the battle to put it out, the fact that the island doesn't have a fire station and the only fire hydrant is downtown. >> we have a fire pump hooked up to the water itself, in the delta, but yeah, we had to turn it on and use it but there's no one here to operate it that knew how to use it. nothing we can do. >> the cause is under investigation this morning. no one was hurt. hundreds of employees with oakland unified school district are expected to get layoff notices either today or tomorrow. among them, secretaries, librarians, job coaches and reading tutors. this is part of a nearly $22 million cut approved by the school board last week. this, of course, as you might remember, does not mean that everyone will be fired. it's just that district
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officials have to give them notification by law by a certain date. they are still working to secure grant funding to secure many of those positions, and some positions will be reassigned. school board members have said that the cuts would help pay for teacher raises following last month's strike. young people across the nation, including here in the bay area are organizing a plan to walk out of class today. it's part of a global call for action on climate change called the youth climate strike. in the bay area alone, some 20 events are planned, that includes the march in san francisco, starting at 10:00 a.m. from nancy pelosi's office to union square, that's where students will rally. on our website we put together the complete list. 5:36 now. a critical highway connecting marin to solano county is being shut down next weekend. highway 37 just east of 121 will close next saturday beginning at 7:00 in the evening, to make emergency repairs to a railroad crossing east of sears point. the road is set to reopen sunday morning at 10:00.
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let's take you live to the road to tahoe this morning. i-80 up in kingvale this morning, you can still see the snow but the roads are clear, with the storm in the rear view mirror it's great to go skiing. >> or sledding, which is my skill set. "today in the bay's" kira klapper joins us now. despite gorgeous weather, ski resorts have no shortage of snow. >> it's a mixture of two of the best things to hit the slopes. hi, good morning, kris and laura. this season is one for the record books. look at all of the totals we have. keep in mind, these numbers are only for the snow season alone. squaw valley alpine meadows highest elevations are seeing 621 inches, that's more than 51 feet of snow. even heavenly, which is at the bottom of the list, is seeing 436 inches? that's 36 feet, i did the math for you there. we went to sports basement in campbell. many people were preparing to hit the slopes this weekend,
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buying gear, preparing for a fun-filled weekend. >> everyone wants to go to tahoe because it's so beautiful and it's a fun sport and that's why we like to help people get the right equipment. >> i've been working a lot so i have a chance this weekend, my kids are not with me so i'm escaping. >> "escaping." as you could imagine, all of the snow has been good for business for the stores and for the resorts. this is video from squaw, and as you can see, some skiers aren't waiting until this weekend to enjoy it at all. they skipped work today, maybe yesterday to hit the slopes. many of the resorts we talked with say they've extended their ski season this year. >> oh, yeah! >> in fact, not to tell on anyone, but kris is here right now because marcus ditched work to go to tahoe. >> i'm so excited for him, though. i go to tahoe all the time. i feel like it's my second home, and he's never been. >> no, he's never been. >> what is all this tahoe talk? >> and so he's going skiing for the first time as well. he's all geared up. >> it's good.
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i'm not trying to get him in trouble. he shared that video. >> he took the day off legitimately. >> he took the day off legitimately and i also want to add he was in the passenger seat taking that video, not driving. >> let's hope he comes back in one piece monday morning. >> i told him, don't break a leg. the road to 80 is open this morning, no chains required, mike. >> right, because marcus was going to take me this weekend. all right. >> oh! >> i'm going later. question road trip. >> over here, guys, this is really weird. the animation, there we go, should be showing up big, big backup, westbound highway 4 is jammed up as you approach bailey road. the animation looks like it's cleared up from the sensors. you still read red. this is really bad getting over out of antioch and in toward bay point. use willow pass road to the top here or leila. a longer stretch coming off tenth. surface be an issue. join the waze community, that is the lower drive and very
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unexpected. the rest of your drive looks really good, folks, as we look at the rest of the bay, the south bay, no problem, same thing for the peninsula, because it's friday. >> it's friday. you know, kira said escape to tahoe, i'm like escape what? there's so much sun today in our forecast. i'll have the city to myself because all the other folks are going to tahoe. >> you may or may not. so many events are happening, it's st. patrick's weekend, i got you hooked one good events. some of the events happening through out the holi event tomorrow in san francisco, taking place between 12:00 and 4:00 and look at the weather, fantastic, clear skies, temperature also climb into those mid-60s by about 3:00, and then they're going to kind of descend into the low 60s, upper 50s but the overnight lows will be in the 50s. whether you're out in san francisco celebrating whether it be the holi event, st. patrick's day, anything like that. if you're headed into dublin they have a couple of st. patrick's day celebrations on sunday and these events are free, and the temperatures sunday will be even warmer.
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we'll be in the upper 60s and we have 70s on the map. if you're out and about all weekend long, there's nothing to complain about. if you're staying here along the coast, temperatures will be in the 60s, again, expect 70s throughout saturday and sunday, and if you're escaping away to get to some snow, not away from the sun, lake tahoe will be in the 50s, and your travel conditions will be ideal. back to you. >> looks good, thanks. 5:41. coming up next, california voters rejected a statewide rent control measure but the fight is far from over. the action that's being taken at the state capitol. and the white house defiant this morning after what is frankly a string of defeats. we'll take a look. and take a look at this new video in to our newsroom. those are cargo train cars, 26 cars fly off the train tressel deep into a ravine below. we'll show you what caused it.
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and 30s and 40s right now but a quick check of your tahoe snow report for squaw valley and alpine meadows, at the base we have 229 inches, surfaces groomed, we have 19 lifts, 59 runs. saturday, sunday and monday absolutely fantastic weather to be up in lake tahoe on the ski slopes or maybe you're a snowboarder. 44 degrees on saturday, sunday 47. we're talking about how much we're expecting in terms of our temperatures throughout the bay area. i'll have the details coming up. >> we have almost five miles of backup for westbound highway 4, approaching bailey road. you are jammed up because of a
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crash which remains in the roadway. we see traffic slowing and then folks are bailing off at bailey road. we'll give you another alternate coming out of antioch. housing advocates be are are applauding a new statewide push for rent control. democratic assembly members introduced a series of bills meant to add a rental cap and statewide limit on rent hikes year over year. they rejected a rent control ballot measure last year that would have been applied statewide. reverend al sharpton plans to join the family of stephon clark for a news conference at the state capitol on monday, which marks exactly one year since his death. earlier this month, prosecutors announced they would not charge the officers who shot and killed clark. the officers claimed they thought clark was pointing a gun at them, but he was holding a cell phone. he will then join the city's mayor as part of a speaker
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series, the reverend will. now to developments in decision 2020, presidential hopeful and california senator kamala harris said she supports stopping the death penalty at the federal level. harris made that declaration during an interview on npr yesterday. she says if she was elected, no one in the u.s. would be executed. harris also applauded governor gavin newsom's decision to use executive action to stop capital punishment in florida. president trump tweeted earlier this week he disagreed with the governor's decision, saying "friends and families of the always forgotten victims are not thrilled, and neither am i." >> here is a look at the 31 u.s. states that have the death penalty right now. five states ended capital punishment in just the last ten years. conservationists are raising concerns about a white house announcement expected later today. it would ease protections for the sage grouse bird species. it would open current restrictions for oil and natural
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gas drilling in parts of 11 states. it is not considered endangered but four years ago the obama administration adopted new land management plans to better protect the birds. the white house calls those policies too restrictive. a string of defeats for president trump in the last 24 hours. >> scott mcgrew joins us now. he says he's getting ready to fight back. >> president trump says he's going to veto a resolution that passed both the house and then the senate, trying to stop him from taking money to build the, take money from the military to build the wall. here is his reaction "veto!" in a simple tweet. we knew there would be republicans voting against the president's plan but it turned out to be far more republicans than we expected. we figured about four and ended up with 12. now it's not that those republicans don't agree with the need for a wall or don't support the president broadly. it's that they feel the president was taking too much power. they were defending their branch of government legislative against the executive. the president has ten days to
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veto the bill. meanwhile, the house unanimously republicans and democrats together voted to demand the mueller reporting released to the public. that move has been blocked in the senate by the president's closest allies, senator lindsey graham. he doesn't want the public to see it. to be clear, there are two mueller reports. the report mueller makes to the attorney general, bill barr, and then barr gives a report about the report to congress. it's unlikely you'll see the raw details that barr sees. that's by design. the rules changed after the special investigation and eventual impeachment of bill clinton that were very intimate details in that report that made their way to the public, and the intention was to not let that happen again. president trump has not reacted to north korea's new statement it may resume missile testing after the failed summit in vietnam. trump and north korea dictator kim have had two meetings, you recall they used to call each other names, then president trump said they were in love.
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the north korean foreign minister just told reporters "the men's chemistry is still mysteriously wonderful," but warned north korea may withdraw from further talks and resume testing. part of this could be a less unveiled atack on john bolton who in the past has used bellicose words to describe our relationship with north korea including speculate being a u.s. first strike. we're tracking everything that's happening in washington as we do all the time. that's enough of you, john bolton. follow me on twitter, i' i'm @scottmcgrew. >> that's enough of you, scott mcgrew. just kidding! this morning the power of really strong winds, look at this. winds in new mexico were so strong they literally blew a train off its tracks. luckily no one was hurt. police say the train fell at least 40 feet to the ground. the winds were about 100 miles per hour. just yesterday we showed you video of a semitruck being blown over in texas.
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look at that. it was caught on camera during a weather phenomenon, known as a bomb cyclone. authorities say the driver was not seriously injured. i would say he was probably pretty shocked. isn't it amazing to me? >> that is terrifying. >> and the train, all the cars off the track. >> and no one was injured. >> you talk about wind advisories on the local bridges, it's not a joke. >> taller vehicles, that truck probably wasn't full so it's more like a scale, so my gosh. >> exactly. >> that system is now into canada, so it's trekked out of our area and it has weakened. we are tracking that cold front right behind that system, and that's still going to bring rain, thunderstorm chances to parts of the east. but look at the golden gate bridge here, bringing it back local. that's a good looking shot of the golden gate bridge. no clouds to worry about, and our current temperatures right now showcasing the fact there are no clouds because the temperatures are cold in santa
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rosa. 38 degrees. napa 39. down through san jose 42. 40 degrees for morgan hill. let's get right to your daytime highs, so our microclimate highs for today let's get you planned out, we are talking about upper 60s in napa, and yes, even some low 70s in through santa rosa, far off into ukiah, down through oakland 65 degrees. along the peninsula, light winds, mid-60s, and in through the south bay 69 degrees for san jose. so if you're going to be headed up to lake tahoe, which a lot of people will, which is why i want to show you a little bit of the forecast, squaw creek lake tahoe, this is a live look. you don't have to worry about snow falling. you have to worry about enjoying the sienna snowpack. the recent numbers up to date, northern sierra 154%, central sierra, 162%. southern sierra 158%, a statewide average of 159%. thanks to the sierra snowpack, that helps with our water resources and water levels.
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yesterday we were shouting it from the rooftops, california is officially drought free and that's the first time since december of 2011, and this was released yesterday which is why it has yesterday's date and the day before that on thursday as well. look at that, we've got march 1239, which 13th of 2018 last year and look at what it looks like this year, beautiful conditions throughout california. enjoy that sunshine. it's going to last all the way through st. patrick's day, with our next chance of rain moving into tuesday night and wednesday. mike, how are the roads? >> we're going to start with the big problem. one major problem here coming out of antioch, pittsburg. pittsburg jamming up into bay point at bailey road, two left lanes are open, three right lanes are blocked. the off-ramp is an option for folks trying to get out of the back yum. it's five miles backup to summersville. everything else is looking clear through contra costa county. i can give you the alternate waze timed things out. we talked about the surface
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streets but to avoid the backup the green route, and know waze on this map shows the green route is just one of your options. it is not the green route though meaning the fastest. look at that, an hour and 19 minutes. that's 79 minutes but if you cut down kirker pass road, get off of highway 4 before you get to the backup, you get toward walnut creek, half an hour, almost 40 minutes faster. back to the maps, we know for the locals, but you can drive like a local using waze. the rest of the bay an easy drive. kris? >> thank you very much, mike. happening now, a huge mess just southeast of the bay area. more than a half million dollars worth of meth off the street. the bust happened during a traffic stop in fresno. police say an informant tipped off authorities that a los angeles man was in town to sell drugs. officers found 11 pounds of meth. narcotics detectives say some of the drugs also came from mexico. next and new this morning, taxi drivers upset with new rules at sfo, are taking action. the discrimination charge
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they're making. plus the impact on your future trips. but first -- >> hi, everyone. i want to take a few moments to say thanks -- >> all new, hear more of alex treb trebek's message to fans, supporting him after his cancer diagnosis. you're watching "today in the bay." bob redell is always sharig
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archive stories on social media. welcome back to "today in the bay." bob redell he's so funny, always sharing archive stories on social media. today's clip he calls "lost in translati translation." follow bob @bobnbc. celebrities and fans calling on television networks to pick up a fan favorite tv showed called "one day at a time." sitcom focussed on a cuban family living in california. yesterday netflix announced a decision not to renew the show for a fourth season. the company says there were "simply not enough people watching it to justify another season." show creators will explore other options for the show. it was a take on "one day at a time" in the '80s but with a cuban twist. >> sounded nice. i didn't see it. there are so many different options. >> maybe in the archives there. new this morning, nbc getting a new late night tv host. >> lilly singh will replace
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carson daly in the 1:05 a.m. slot. daly hosted his show for the last 17 years. singh is an openly bisexual indian canadian womans who youtube channel has more than 14 million subscribers. she does comedic and inspiration videos and her new show will be "kind of mike lie youtube channel but now i have more than three staff members." so upping her game. "jeopardy!" host alex trebek is thanking everyone for their support in his battle with cancer. here is a part of what he had to say. >> i am thankful for the kind words, the prayers, and the advice you have offered, and i'm extremely touched by the warmth you have expressed in your comments to me. i'm a lucky guy. >> oh. last week prebeck he trebek he
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stage four pancreatic cancer. college basketball's top player back on the court. you may recall zion williamson missed five games after injuring his knee when it blew out. >> his nike shoe. >> yes. nike is thrilled to see the duke star back on the court and confirms his shoe incident was actually an isolated thing. williams scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds and five steals last night, so i think he's come back. >> looked like he was still wearing nikes, so he worked it out. >> there you go. in case you missed it, a popular east bay horse track is banning the use of a popular enhancement, this is golden gate fields and the decision comes after another racehorse died in southern california. yesterday a horse died at santa atina park near los angeles. it's the 22nd horse to die at the park since christmas. hours after its death the park president announced a ban on the use of race day drugs. the group that owns santa anita
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park owns golden gate fields in albany and says the rules will apply here, too. a live look at sfo this morning, and the airport is now subject of a lawsuit with taxi drivers and the sf mta. according to "the examiner" the agency put rules into effect that give priority to taxi drivers picking people up from the airport who have special permits. the permits cost a quarter of a million dollars. the lawsuit alleges age discrimination and constitutional violations as a result of the new policy. at 6:00, overnight developments of a mass shooting at two mosques. >> our hearts are just breaking for them. it's just so sad. and it shouldn't happen in our country. they should be safe to pray. >> 49 people died overnight in new zealand. this morning, brand new details on what happens, and who is responsible. and later this morning, how local police and religious communities are reacting. and a republican revolt

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