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it's going to be beautiful this weekend. >> yes. >> it's going to be one where you want to head outside and take advantage. san francisco, 50 degrees right now. we're seeing 40s and 50s as you wake up this morning. look at that beautiful shot of downtown san jose. current temperatures in the mid 40s. we'll kawarm up into the 70s. morgan hill, 69. san jose, 68, through the interior valleys, any of the tri valley areas, concord, 71 degrees. antioch, 70 degrees. in the north bay, 76 for napa. along the coastline pretty nice out there. mid 60s for the city. 70s up in santa cruz. now, your coastal skies are clear now. i'll give you a look at the next seven days coming up in the next 15 minutes and a look at your pollen report. it's allergy season. >> it is i'll be paying attention to that.
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see you around 7:15. we have a year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, but the campaign trail is active in the bay area. california state senator kamala harris is here this weekend fund-raising for her run for president. we were not allowed inside her event last night, but this photo shows a crowd of about 100 people who paid a minimum of $500 each were allowed inside. harris spoke to the audience for about 30 minutes at jeffrey's inner circle in oakland. candidates running for the democratic nomination for the 2020 election. supporters say she stands out because of her experience as an attorney general and now state senator. they say she is focused on improving peoples lives. >> she's speaking truth to power. that's what we need to hear in the country right now. she lays out some simple truths on education, on healthcare. >> i think that people want right now in our country leaders
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who will speak the truth, no matter how difficult it is to hear, have some vision of the future. i can provide that. >> senator harris says she's talking to people across the country who share the same concerns. she's hoping policies like medicare for all and raises for teachers will unite those supporters and help her rise above the crowded field of candidates. harris has another fund-raiser in atherton later this morning. a woman says a bay area hospital prevented her from being with her dying hospital. the hospital is defending itself saying it was an issue of safety. ian cull explains. >> meeta chetal's father, jai, was hospitalized in last week with fluid in his lungs. he was in good condition until she got the call. >> he was complaining about
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chest pain. we were waiting for the cardiologist to address that. >> reporter: she went to the hospital. but when she arrived her name was flagged. she and her uncle were asking when the next operation would take place. the uncle says after a brief argument, he touched the doctor to get his attention. >> he goes i already answered this question two, three times, you asked me the same thing. he got agitated, don't touch me. all he did was tap on his hand. >> reporter: the hospital says in a statement that they behaved in an aggressive and threatening manner that included physical contact to a physician who was trying to provide appropriate care to their relative, adding the hold-up this morning in the lobby, was so an advocate could escort her to the room. chetal says during that delay of about 20 minutes, her dad went into cardiac arrest. she was taken up right away. he would die soon after. >> they prevented me from saying good-bye to him while he was still alive. and that hurt me. he wanted to say something. >> reporter: she wants answers as to why she would be stopped and doesn't think it was ethical. >> i don't think any family should have to go through
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something like this. now to another case of the measles reported here in the bay area. a second confirmed case in santa clara county. the person was infected while traveling internationally. the health department is reaching out to people who may have come into contact with that person. this case is not related to the other measles cases across the bay. if you're headed overseas be sure to get vaccinated. the public has seen body cam video released by the vallejo police department, it shows a fatal officer involved shooting. now the family of the victim is speaking out. we want to warn you the video you're about to see is graphic. willie mccoy was asleep at a taco bay. when police arrived, they say though saw him sleeping with a gun in his lap. the police tried to come up with a plan to remove him from the
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car but the door was locked. that's when police say mccoy reached for the gun. >> it's 15 minutes they're walking around the car, talking to one another. there's no danger there. >> mccoy's family filed a wrongful death suit against the vallejo police department. should a father serving time in prison be released to see his young son on life support? a local family is pleading with the governor to assist them. lavon jackson shot himself in the head. his father, who is serving time in salinas, wants to be by his bedside. the gun belonged to the mom's boyfriend. wilson was arrested yesterday. turning to the college admission scandal, high-profile
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parents were tried at a courthouse. the parents accused of paying describes to william singer to get their kids in elite colleges. the founder of and vineyard owner, augustus. steven clarke talks about possible defense strategies. >> they're going to point the finger back to mr. singer saying we were trying to do admissions counseling. we were duped like everybody else. and i think they will blame mr. singer, who is the real ring leader here. >> the high-profile nature of the case. the next round of parents includes lori loughlin. we have new details now on the mueller report. we now know it is nearly 400 pages long. attorney general william barr says he will send a redacted version of the mueller report in april. the house judiciary committee expects to see the full report, not a redacted version.
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jerry nadler may issue a subpoena if the report isn't delivered by tuesday. president trump is threatening once again to close the u.s. border with mexico. in florida, the president pushed for his border wall, saying illegal crossings have increased. he will halt trade between the two nations unless mexico stops undocumented immigrants from coming into the u.s. the mexican government says it does not act on the basis of threats. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a creepy moment caught on camera what was this man doing at an open house on the peninsula? and the very personal items he's accused of stealing. plus do you really know who's watching you when you're staying at an airbnb? the shocking discovery a california couple found above their bed. at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee.
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golden gate bridge welcome back. it's just shy of 7:10 on saturday morning. a gorgeous look at the golden gate bridge with the sun shining down. temperatures in the 60s today. some areas of the bay may see 70s. enjoy this sunny weekend because it won't last forever. vianey will be along to detail in a bit. to a bizarre crime on the peninsula where this man is caught on camera apparently stealing underwear. it's a lesson for any of you considering selling your home. be careful who you let in. laura sambol reports.
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>> reporter: watch as the realtor goes outside, leaving the potential home buyer alone. he walks out of frame, then comes back, stuffing something inside his jacket. he goes to another area and comes back with a bigger bulge in his jacket. the homeowner, who does not want to be identify, believe the man stole his wife's undergarments. the overall cost, minimal. but invasion of privacy, priceless. >> i'm shocked. i know there's people out here like this. when it comes to your own home, you feel more vulnerable. >> reporter: the homeowner says he is sharing his story to help other sellers. talk with your reality about not letting buyers roam through your home alone. >> i think that was a mistake on their part obviously. we let them know that. we talked to them since then. >> reporter: police are hoping someone will recognize this guy and contact them. >> he is a person of interest in a theft case. we want to get him identified. we want the public's help to get him identified. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." taking lift public. the changes this could bring to
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the people who use the ride share company. and we're off to quite a beautiful start today. look at this gorgeous shot of san francisco. we're talking dry conditions and temperatures only expected to get warmer this weekend as we welcome in the month of april. the complete breakdown coming up. jose
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welcome back. it's 7:14 on this march 30th. the last saturday of the month. taking a live look outside as the sunshine glows over san jose. we have an abundance of sunshine on its way for this weekend. hate to be the bearer of bad news. let's blame it on vianey. she says rain is on the way. let's enjoy this gorgeous weekend while we have it. sorry. new this morning, just announced, the rolling stones have announced they are postponing the next leg of their no filter tour. the stones say mick jagger has been advised by doctors he cannot go on tour and needs
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medical treatment. they have not said for what condition. the rolling stones tour schedule included a stop at levi's stadium on may 18th. tour dates will be rescheduled. airbnb is back in the spot lot after another guest found a hidden camera. the listing promised a cozy and romantic getaway in garden grove, california. after christian and his girlfriend found a hidden camera in a smoke tedetector directly over their bed, they said the place felt anything but romantic. >> they ruined our night. they ruined our entire week. >> police say the device was off, no crime was committed, but the couple reported it to airbnb which gave them a full refund. airbnb says hidden cameras are strictly forbidden and hosts found in violation are removed.
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yesterday was lift off day for bay area ridesharing service lift and its investors. stock sold public for the first time and demand was strong. what happens to all that money and the employees who made is? scott budman tells us. >> reporter: the lift ipo kicked off with confetti, a higher than expected stock price and a shout out to the drivers. >> a big thanks to lift drivers. like those of you here with us today. who helped make the mission and values come to life. >> reporter: lift soared on its first day of trading, watched closely by investors and silicon valley companies. zscaler also went public with a big valuation. the ceo says he knows how lift employees are feeling. >> for them to have extra money to be able to buy a house or
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car or tuition for their kids. it's wonderful. therapied it. >> speaking of houses. >> i expect my phone to be ringing. >> all that wealth means an even hotter silicon valley housing market. >> people who are working long hours want a house to be done in a great neighborhood. they don't want work or yard maintenance. they want good schools. they want it all, and they can afford it now >> and it looks like the latest bull run is just beginning. scott budman, nbc bay area news. it is 7:17. let's check in with vianey arana with a look at the weekend forecast. i just blamed you for the upcoming rain. >> i will take credit for the sunshine today. >> you should. >> blame kari, she will be monitoring it through the week. >> let's pass it around. >> you know, it's one of those fantastic weekends where it's spring-like, with a lot of sunshine. >> we earned it. >> we have. you won't need a heavy coat.
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maybe just a nice, light cardigan. we're talking 40s now. eventually we'll climb into the 60s. we have 70s on the way. peninsula, 43. south bay, 45. mostly clear conditions. it's chilly in through the north bay, 39 degrees right now. don't worry, it will get warmer this afternoon. 49 degrees in san francisco. the east bay, 45. let's talk about your microclimate highs for today. we're expecting wonderful conditions. look at your temperatures throughout. upper 60s, lower 70s for the south bay. 67 for cupertino. sto san jose, 68. we're expecting to see some 70s in concord. 71 degrees. 71 in walnut creek. 67 for oakland. along the peninsula, slightly breezy conditions, but the temperatures, 59 at half moon bay. taking it in further to san
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mateo, upper 60s. temperatures will be comfortable as well in the city. if you're in san francisco, mid 60s. mission, 64. embarcadero, 62. here's some of the warmer spots. up through the north bay, 70 degrees. 69 for novato. point ray at 58 degrees. today's forecast, sunny and beautiful. of course we have to monitor the pollen report. we are officially in allergy season. here's what you can expect. trees and grass right now, moderate. ragweed and mold, absent. the tree pollen type is ash, juniper, these types might affected you the most if you suffer from allergies. let's look ahead to next week. talking about that rain. we'll stay dry through monday. on tuesday, a weak storm moves in, bringing rain chances monday
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night into tuesday. showers on and off wednesday, thursday night into friday, that looks to be more widespread, that will have more intensity to it, so higher rainfall totals into thursday and friday. yes, we are tracking rain ahead. at least we'll get some sunshine in through sunday. monday we'll stay dry. those shower chances will move in on tuesday. again, a bigger storm expected into thursday night and into friday. so our temperatures will remain in the 70s through monday. once that storm moves in, our temperatures will dip back down into the 60s and low 40s for overnight lows. it will stick into the 60s. you'll need your umbrella starting monday. we have all weekend to enjoy the sunshine. >> we will take the whole weekend to enjoy it. vianey, thanks. it's 7:20 right now. still ahead on "today in the bay," delivering good news one story at a time. introducing you to these bay area high school students putting a positive spin on the day's stories.
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dedicated to sharing stories of people doing good in the welcome back. for the past seven years the bay area proud series has been dedicated of sharing stories of people doing good in the world. we have some competition. it's about teens reporting only good news. so we're happy to share the effort. garvin thomas introduces us to the high schoolers putting a positive spin on the day's headlines. >> these are my people. and i don't mean middle aged fathers of three. quite the opposite. these are high schoolers, they like to find the good in the world and then share it. >> your assessment is on 26, right? it's on the cold war. >> it was in u.s. history class last spring the bad news was channelled into something good. caroline rumor was in class that day, and said they had been discussing a string of haven't
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b recent bad news it eve s is i s feeling down. >> she said when you get rich you need to start your own television news program that only does positive news. >> caroline liked the idea, but had no interest on waiting until she was grown up or rich to take it on. >> it seemed like something that was good and i can make this happen. do you want to split this up? >> reporter: caroline corralled a group of like-minded classmates, within a few months their good news podcast called something good happened debuted. >> welcome, scott. >> reporter: every couple of weeks, caroline and justin interview someone they consider making a positive impact in the world. found on streaming services everywhere, something good happened is in its second
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season, highlighting good news on the environment, education, and medicine. >> cool, that's really interesting. >> reporter: and caroline and justin hope bringing balance to peoples news diets. >> normally if i'm reading news, you're only seeing 95% negative things. i'm 100% sure that would negatively affect your mind. >> reporter: they both say talking so much about positive people and their positive outcomes has not only lifted their spirits, but given them a confidence boost. knowing that no matter what ills face the world, they can be part of the cure. >> if you put in the effort, you can do it. you can always be able to make that little bit of change. >> if you have a change you want to see happen in the world, you should go out and do it. >> caroline and justin are seniors at middle college, and
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they hope that after they graduate some of their classmates pick up with something good happened. >> what a great story. thanks. much more ahead on "today in the bay," injured during a purse snatching, that was just the beginning. we'll tell you about the horror that followed a bay area woman to her home the very next day. plus if you build it they will come. what happened to get a rare and long lost insect back to san francisco? 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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>> i enjoyed friday's weather. today it will get warmer and tomorrow even warmer. nothing but good news for the weekend at least. san francisco, 49 degrees right now. beautiful skies. check out this gorgeous shot of san jose. in san jose, 45. all of these 0s will climb into the 60s. here's your microclimate highs for today. your bay area skies are mostly clear. we're getting plenty of sunshine. it will stay dry and warm up into the upper 60s for san jose. morgan hill, 69. lore, livermore, 69. we have 74 for santa rosa. 70 degrees out at the beach. it will be dry this weekend. as we head into the work week, i am tracking a couple of storms headed in our direction. i'll break that timeline for you
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coming up. >> i want to be like can't we just focus on the sunshine right now? it's good that you warn us and teaches us to live in the moment the next two days. we'll see you in 15, thanks. we still have about a year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, but the campaign trail is active in the bay area. california state senator kamala harris is here this weekend fund-raising for her run for president. we were not allowed inside her event last night, but this photo shows a crowd of about 100 people who paid a minimum of $500 each were allowed inside. harris spoke to the audience for about 30 minutes at jeffrey's inner circle in oakland. the senator is one of about 16 candidates running for the democratic nomination for the 2020 election. supporters say she stands out because of her experience as an attorney general and now state senator. they say she is focused on improving peoples lives. >> she's speaking truth to
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power. that's what we need to hear in the country right now. she lays out some simple truths on education, on healthcare. >> i think that people want right now in our country leaders who will speak the truth, no matter how difficult it is to hear, have some vision of the future. i can provide that. >> senator harris says she's talking to people across the country who share the same concerns. she's hoping policies like medicare for all and raises for teachers will unite those supporters and help her rise above the crowded field of candidates. harris has another fund-raiser in atherton later this morning. to another case of the measles reported in the bay area. a second confirmed case in santa clara county alone. the person was infected while traveling internationally. the health department is reaching out to people who may have come into contact with that person. this case is not related to the other measles cases across the bay. if you're headed overseas be sure to get vaccinated.
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the public has seen body cam video released by the vallejo police department, it shows a fatal officer involved shooting. now the family of the victim is speaking out. we want to warn you the video you're about to see is graphic. the police body cam details step by step what happened on february 9th, the night willie mccoy was approached by six officers while he was asleep at a taco bell. when police arrived, they say though saw him sleeping with a gun in his lap. the police tried to come up with a plan to remove him from the car but the door was locked. that's when police say mccoy reached for the gun. >> it's 15 minutes they're walking around the car, talking to one another. there's no danger there. >> mccoy's family filed a wrongful death suit against the vallejo police department. we will continue to follow that story. to a 16-year-old boy behind bars in oakland accused of
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shooting and killing another teenager outside a b.a.r.t. station. this happened thursday night. the suspect killed a 17-year-old girl around 10:30 in the parking lot of that b.a.r.t. station. investigators say the two did know each other. neither was riding on b.a.r.t. before the attack. still b.a.r.t. riders we spoke with say incidents like this are why they stay on alert. >> you have to watch your surroundings. you have to be street smart to know the people you're walking by. you have to observe. >> i normally make sure i'm aware of my surroundings, when it's off-hours on b.a.r.t. you have to pay attention because you never know what is going to happen. >> b.a.r.t. says the cameras captured the shooting. the video will play a critical role in the 16-year-old's prosecution. two violent attacks in one day. a piedmont woman robbed on the streets and hours later robbed again inside her own home.
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the first was an aggressive purse snatching in chinatown. the victim said she immediately changed her locks, but that same night a group of men armed with guns broke in, tied her and her son up. >> they kept asking me where is the money? where is the money? where is the jewelry? he had a gun pointed at my head. you tell me or you'll be dead. >> police believe the two crimes are likely connected. to a nerve-racking situation on board a flight headed to san francisco. the united airlines flight had taken off from baltimore bound for sfo yesterday morning when passengers noticed a fuel smell. the flight was diverted to dulles airport where seven
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people were taken to the hospital complaining of nausea and trouble breathing. they were evaluated. we're told everyone is okay. passengers were rebooked on other flights. it's not clear what caused the smell, but united says the plane needs work on the ventilation system. the airline also offered to pay all of the hospital bills. some teachers in the east bay have their picket signs out, but as a protest not a strike. free mondmont teachers have bee negotiating with their district for better pay since last april, and they're now at an impasse. the district is offers a 5.6% raise over three years. teachers want 11% to keep up with increasing costs. >> as prices go up and stuff, it makes it harder and harder. our commute gets longer and longer. >> next week, an outside arbitrator will examine both sides and come back with a finding most likely by the end of april.
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bees are returning to san francisco's presidio. bees that have not been seen there in a long time. they're called silver digger bees. a colony this size has not been documented in the presidio for 100 years. after years of restoration, the bees are back. >> this particular bee species on our list, it's an indicator of good health. it's here. we're trying to increase the bio diversity of our sites throughout the presidio, and this presence indicates we're doing well. still ahead, a rough night for bay area sports teams, including an emotional roller coaster in minneapolis. we'll show you the wild finish
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to the warriors game. two of the.
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and it was a lot like game one. the pitching w welcome back. the giants in san diego for game two of the season. it was a lot like game one. pitching was pretty good. the hitting was not. the giants did have a chance in the ninth inning, down-0. evan longoria smacks this home run. this is the giants' first run of the season, but that's it. giants lose 4-1. >> a's at the coliseum, khris davis' third home run of the year. the a's lose, 6-2. >> the warriors in minneapolis. with just seconds to go, kevin durant throws up a three. he is fouled. refs say he was fouled before the shot and it doesn't count. steph curry from the corner,
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throws it up. that goes in. warriors tie it with half a second to go. and durant is called for a foul on the inbound pass. karl-anthony towns hits a foul shot. warriors lose, 131-130. not a great night for bay area sports. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, renters versus landlords. we investigate the tactics used to kick out tenants. and don't forget your sunscreen today. you will need it with all the sunshine we'll be enjoying this weekend. 45 degrees in san jose. i'm tracking 60s and 70s on the map and a look ahead at the work week. stay with us. to simone, i leave the van gogh.
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to harrison, the wine collection. grace, you get the beach house, just don't leave the lights on, okay? to mateo, my favorite chair. to chris, the family recipes. to craig, this rock. to jamie, well, let's just say, enjoy the ride. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. the almonds to walter. the beaches to the bums. and the fog to, who else, karl. 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. with love, california.
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good morning. it's 7:42. look how stunning the golden gate bridge looks. this is a live view of how beautiful it is. it will be a great day to enjoy not just the golden gate bridge but all the views that the bay area has to offer. look at your forecasted highs for today. upper 60s and some 70s out
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there. morgan hill, 69. 70 for gilroy. 68 for san jose. everything is so green from all of the rain that we've had. it's time to enjoy some of that nice greenery. 70 degrees in through walnut creek. oakland, 67 degrees. along the peninsula, 60s. 67 for redwood city. palo alto, 69. san francisco, low to mid 60s. comfortable. maybe a light breeze or two. a combination of sun and louds. up to the north bay, 70s on the map. 70s for san jose. this brings with it allergy season. let's look at the pollen report. trees and grass, moderate. not a worry in terms of ragweed and mold. ash, juniper, keep that in mind, grabhat allergy men sin.
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your santa cruz boardwalk forecast. i did watch the movie "us" last night. i know people were nervous about going to the boardwalk, just don't go into creepy side areas. the weather will be great for heading to santa cruz. temperatures in the 60s. upper 60s by 3:00, 4:00. there may or may not be a lot of people. this may be a good thing. maybe a little less traffic along highway 17. let's talk about our next chance of seeing rain. we're barely drying out, here comes the rain again. bring the umbrella out. by monday night into tuesday. we have a storm. showers on and off through wednesday. thursday night into friday, this is getting more widespread and carrying over to saturday's forecast. we will stay dry and warm in
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through saturday and sunday all the way through monday. sunday night into monday, an increase in cloud cover as we welcome that first round of showers in through tuesday. looking towards thursday night and friday, friday looks to be our heaviest rain day. again, we're still a couple days out. once we get closer, we'll get a better idea. enjoy these 70s this weekend. i'll be ready. "us" a little scary, but a great movie. >> we have another co-worker who lives in santa cruz who doesn't want people to head out there. beautiful weather nonetheless, thanks. still ahead on "today in the bay," we investigate a bizarre and illegal action some landlords are using to evict their tenants. embracing the day. plus, as you start your work week monday, we )re tracking yor forecast. join us monday morning from
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serious lack of oversight of welcome back. housing is among our biggest concerns in the bay area, now we've uncovered a serious lack of oversight of landlords, and it may be leaving many local families vulnerable to fraud. laws designed to protect renters are routinely broken. we're told the landlords are to blame. >> reporter: salvatore and his wife, gloria, have called this oakland apartment home for the past s16 years, which is why they found it strange when the landlord all of
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a sudden claimed to live in the same building. just one floor below. >> they are a liar. when someone is living downstairs, it's easy to hear a little noise. >> reporter: so if they were living here, you'd hear it. >> exactly. >> until eventually, oakland landlords who live in a duplex can legally raise rent prices beyond what's allowed under rent control. he was paying $1,100 a month. the landlord tried increasing the rent to $3,000. that's a nearly 200% spike. salvador, his wife and kids would be forced to leave. then one day one of the relatives shot this video. they say it shows the landlord's father unloading trash bags from his van into garbage cans at the very same home where his son the landlord claimed to be living. >> so the landlord family would bring garbage? >> yes. >> why would they do that?
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>> obviously they are pretending to live here. >> two years ago lawmakers enacted new rules to protect renters, especially in the case of owner move-in evictions. that's when a tenant is kicked out because the landlord or the landlord's relatives want to move in. now landlords must sign paper work under penalty of perjury that they intend to move in after evicteding their tenant, and continually provide proof they're actually living there. instead of renting to someone new. so are landlords following those rules? to find out we requested eviction records from oakland's housing department. it took the city nearly a year to get us those documents. we eventually obtained and reviewed hundreds of records, and found when it comes to owner move-in evictions, three out of four landlords appear to violate the housing laws. landlords filed 71 owner move in evictions last year.
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only 16 of those landlords submitted the required documents. michelle byrd heads oakland's housing department. why doesn't the city seem to be enforcing the laws? >> we don't want to be the housing cops. we want to educate individuals. >> it's been two years. since these laws have been in place. why hasn't your office implemented some kind of enforcement system? >> we're not -- i think one of the things we don't want to be punitive. so first and foremost is to do education and outreach. >> byrd told us that's why her office is focussed on reaching out to landlords who fail to comply with the city's housing laws. has that part of the process started happening? >> we have started working with landlords. we have that system in place. >> after the interview, we reached out for more details about that. her office told us what she said was not true.
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the oakland housing department hasn't contacted a single landlord to let them know they're violating housing laws. those landlords can face citations of up to $500. we have also learned not one landlord has ever been cited. can you understand why some people might think the city's current system for preventing fraud is broken? >> we are improving the systems. we want to make sure that the bad actors are dealt with. >> but in two years it doesn't seem like any bad actors have been dealt with? >> i can say that we have systems in place to where we are working with individuals. >> this is both a problem for tenants and also a problem for democracy. >> reporter: it seems like the rules are largely being ignored. >> that's unacceptable. we passed a law. we said you cannot have fraudulent owner move in evictions. people need to trust the law will be enforced.
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>> reporter: salvador got legal help from a non-profit which brought the case to oakland city attorney's office. they are suing the landlord, his father, and his mother for abusive and fraudulent behavior. the city obtained utility bills for the landlords apartment. which show the landlord went two months without using a single drop of water, during the exact same time he claimed to be living in the apartment. we repeatedly reached out to the family through their attorney but never heard back. a trial has been set for october. salvatore says he is one of the lucky ones. the city stepped in to save his home. but he worries many other families remain at risk of losing theirs. >> the city of oakland needs them, so i think they deserve to be protected. >> oakland's housing department
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tells us it just hired a company to help educate landlords about all the laws relating to owner move-in evictions. meanwhile, the city council president says she'll from tough questions for the housing director when she appears for budget hearings within the next few months. we have 67 mouch more ahead. coming up, our clear the shelters segment. can you see how tiny these kittens are? we'll tell you about the special request for them after this. "cl
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with our friends from pets in need. executive director al welcome back. s it's time for our clear the shelters segment from pets in need. we have the teeniest tiniest foster kittens. i don't know who's whom, blacktop, polka dot and gray boy. usually this is the time of the segment where i say they're ready for their new homes, but
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they're not yet. they're not even ten days old. >> right. >> you're a saint. you have been fostering them. you have four cats of your own. >> right. >> and so what you're here to request is people to foster. >> right. we're coming into kitten season. so shelters around the country, certainly our shelter, will be overwhelmed with kittens pretty soon. having foster family network allows us basically to expand our capacity. we can save more lives if we know there's families out there that will take the little ones, these guys, two, three weeks old, take care of them for a couple weeks for us. >> they are literally like newborn babies. they need to be maintained around-the-clock. >> every three, four hours they need to be fed and cleansed. there's a lot of labor of love that goes on with these guys. >> yeah. to get them to big, healthy size so they can be vaccinated and all that. >> once they reach three, four
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weeks, we're able to take them in the shelter and started giving them their vaccinations, microchiping, by probably 8 or 10 weeks they're old enough to be spayed and neutered. >> do you need people to foster the entire six weeks? >> ideally, if people can keep them for that long, that's great. you know, it's always better to be in an -- animals survive and thrive much more in a home environment than shelter environment. >> i might get some flack for this. i always say i'm not a cat person, more of a dog person. they are the cutest little things. they're teeny, tiny, fuzzy, talkative. we hope somebody can give them a loving foster home for just a month and a half until they can be fully adopted. if you would like to sign up or participate in that foster program, you can find out more, as soon as possible, on the pets
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in need website. petsinneed.org. al, thank you for bringing these babies in. thank you for making us a part of your morning. we'll have local news all day on nbcbayarea.com. .
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