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president trump raises the stakes in his trade-war with china. a live report from washington on the impact it could have on the right now at 5:00, president trump raises his stakes in the trade war with china. a live report on the impact it could have on the price you pay for everyday items. plus, uber goes public. the trading debut as the stock market prepares to open. and contra costa county, teacher contract negotiations stall. the debate at mt. diablo unified school district. and a good morning to you on this friday. i'm marcus washington. >> thankfully it's friday. and i'm laura garcia as well. we will get to the morning commute in just a bit. a nice friday. >> i'm thankful it's friday. we have some great weather heading into the weekend. a little bit of a cool start and cloudy skies. and this is a live look outside in walnut creek. we'll be at 55 degrees at 5:00.
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staying there for the next couple of hours with mid-50s. look how fast the temperatures go up. by noon we're at 75. we will see slightly warmer temperatures today. i'll talk more about that. vianey has a look at the morning commute. it is looking good, especially for friday light commute. that's exactly what we're noticing. we're noticing a slow spot. it may be overnight construction along highway 101. if you do encounter that, the southbound lane, probably just overnight construction. no reports of any accidents through that area. this one just popped up in the south bay. we will definitely be looking into that. tri-valley drive times. westbound 580 grant line road to 680, 24 minutes. 580 to vargas, 11 minutes. i'm going to go take a look and see what the accident is in the south bay. hopefully it's nothing serious. i'll get back to you in just a bit. back to you. sounds good.
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fears over u.s./china trade talks falling apart, sparking stock concerns that they may tank today. for a time this morning they appear to be poised to come out flat. futures seem to change a little bit. the dow, nasdaq, s&p appear to come out lower at least at the opening bell. as for the trade talks with china, they are set to resume in washington after the u.s. raised the cost to import chinese goods. tariffs officially kicked in at midnight. tracie potts joins us live with what this means for all of us because a lot of goods coming from china, tracie. >> reporter: right. and a lot of things we buy with that made in china label will now have an extra 25% tacked onto them. that went into effect overnight. president trump tweeting he is planning to do the same with billions more goods. and he thinks this is easier than trying to work a deal with china.
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just after midnight, tariffs, the price china pays to bring $200 billion in goods to the u.s. jumped from 10% to 25%. it affects clothes, groceries, electronics, furniture, sporting goods and more. and it happened right in the middle of negotiations. why? >> they renegotiated the deal. i mean, they took -- whether it's intellectual property theft. they took many, many parts of that deal. and they're renegotiating it. you can't do that. >> china has been cheating far too long. >> they cannot build their middleclass and, worse, their military on the backs of american farmers and american manufacturers and american workers. this has to stop. >> could the u.s. tariffs backfire? after the last round, this maine lobster company took a 60% hit. >> i used to have 16 to 20 employees based on the season. and now i have approximately half. i have 10. >> last year, 7 bucks a pound
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this time of the year. now we are getting $5.75. >> reporter: and prices are expected to go up. this new jersey company is already charging $20 more per bike. >> we have had no choice but to pass these costs onto our customers. >> reporter: remodeling your kitchen? tile could cost more. >> probably a 7% to 8% increase, net increase to the consumer. >> reporter: all riding on talks set to resume today. now, we understand that the chinese will be at the table to work this out today. they are signaling washington to meet them halfway this morning. laura? >> one to certainly watch. affects so many. and the north korean missile launch. the first photos showing the launch issued by the north korean government. the u.s. and south korean military are analyzing the launch of two suspected short-range missiles yesterday.
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it is north korea's second in five days. south korea says both missiles flew around 200 miles. well, in contra costa county, educators and the district are hitting a wall in negotiations. families for 31,000 students want to know how this will affect them. bob redell is with us. this is the sixth largest district in the bay area. >> reporter: correct. as you mentioned, mt. diablo unified serves over 30,000 students. teachers say going on strike would be a last resort. if it does come to that, teachers are fully up to the challenge. within the past 24 hours, the union declared both sides are at an impasse for a new contract. the teachers have been working without a contract since july of last year. both sides will meet with a mediator to see if that person
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can craft an agreement. if that fails, then the teachers might choose to strike. in addition to higher pay, the teachers want lower class sizes, more support for bilingual students, and more clowns hrors, librarians and nurses, counselors. some libraries are open one day a week. east bay times reported teacher pay in this district, however, is competitive. and the district spends 90% of its budget on salary and benefits. you'll recall earlier this week teachers next door in pittsburg declared they're at an impasse in their respective contract negotiations. they will begin with a mediator next week. bob redell, "today in the bay". so many students being affected here hoping they come up with an agreement soon. thanks, bob. attorneys today will try to nail down some of the details ahead of this summer's competency trial on a ran don stabbing on an open bart
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platform. they are deciding whether he is fit to stand trial. earlier this week the judge ordered a competency trial for july. right now there is some disagreement over the test that will be conducted by experts to provide as testimony. >> well, more prosecutors are filing more than 100 federal hate crime charges against the suspected southern california synagogue shooter. one woman died in that shooting last month. three others were hurt. the 19-year-old suspect could be eligible for the death penalty. good morning we're following up on reports still under way in butte county. according to the company overseeing the efforts, so far crews removed 672,000 tons of
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debris. that's more than half the size of the golden gate bridge. 2,000 properties are completely clear of debris in the town of paradise. they are still clearing 100 properties per day on average. the california department of insurance now says $8.4 billion was caused by the camp fire. the housing market in the bay area is starting to cool down. it could be a good time for those looking to purchase a home to jump in. silicon valley is hosting a fair to help first-type home buyers. they will help in lending, rent, real estate, and credit counseling. >> we're asking if they have a down payment saved up. how much do they have. are they considering funds for closing costs. that's another additional cost they need to really think about. have they gone to a home buyer education class. >> the workshop will cover
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affordable housing options, down payment assistance like down pair empowerment program, and pre-approved, processed and lending information. it is tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to noon on park moore avenue in san jose. >> san francisco launching a new push to make the city more bike friendly. during yesterday's bay area wide bike to work. the mayor wants to double the pace and create 20 miles of protected lanes over the next two years. she is also transit agencies to crack down on drivers blocking bike lanes. another sign summer is near. yosemite national park reopens. it closes down each year due to snow-related hazards. but there will be limited access at glacier point as of 9:00 a.m.
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>> if you're going to yosemite for the weekend, a chance of showers today. then it clears up tomorrow. a chance of more rain, possibly thunderstorms on sunday. saturday is the pick of the weekend to go hiking in yosemite. we are looking at our forecast as getting out the door this morning at the pleasant hill bart station. expect the temperatures to again start out in the mid-50s. a few clouds. were whatting up today. beautiful sunshine. slightly warmer temperatures for the afternoon. we'll talk about all our microclimates coming up. vianey gets you out the door with a look at the morning commute. >> i do have an update on a crash i said i would look into. a wide look at the bay area. north bay, no issues. peninsula, east bay, all looking good. there is one issue in the south bay. let's get right to that. thankfully right now it looks like no injuries. chp reporting a solo vehicle crash on 101, story road. however, the left-hand shoulder is blocked, which means that could cause the issue where people stop and kind of look
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over. keep it moving, guys. don't slow down traffic. grant line road, 680, 20 minutes. coming up, a controversial school lunch decision heats up. another company offers to step in and help students out after a rhode island school district said it will feed students who haven't paid sandwiches. how about a free cup of coffee? our "today in the bay" team is live in east bay with more on where you can get that free cup of joe. at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee.
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>> happy friday. we're coming up at 5:14. this is a look outside at downtown san jose. getting out the door, upper 50s. the clouds will start to part going into the next few hours. and those temperatures at 68 degrees at noon. the full microclimate forecast coming up in about five minutes. and a look at your peninsula drive times. van ness to sfo, 12 minutes. 101, sfo, to 92, five minutes. and 101 from 92 to bowers avenue, 20 minutes. and good morning to you. friday finally. futures in the red this morning after president trump tweeted he was in, quote, no rush to settle a trade war with the chinese.
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he then deleted that tweet. we'll have more in a minute. if you were watching yesterday, i told you about roku, the little company that could. we talked about it before the bell. roku shares rocketed 28% on the open on thursday. all right. uber is on our board for real, pricing stock at $45 a share in its ipo last night, significantly below the range it set for itself. the price values the company $82 billion, far smaller than previous valuations. in account tpa, smaller than late were investors bought in at. it's easy to figure out why. lyft, you remember, went public early this spring. its stocks have fallen 20%. if you bought lyft shares this morning, you'd be buying 20% less than fat cat bankers bought it at its ipo. thus, uber has underpriced its ipo. uber doesn't want to overprice. so at $45, it's hoping for a pop on the market. uber won't start trading right
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away. it takes time after the open to make a market. pete suratos will have more coming up in a live report. the other big story, of course, the new tariffs on chinese goods went into effect at 12:01 a.m. goods on the lyft currently at sea get to come into port of oakland at the old 10% level. this gives the chinese and the americans a bit of time to work with. chinese negotiators have more meetings with trade representatives today. coming up at 6:00 a.m., we'll talk with a shipping expert kwho helped get the ships loaded as quickly as possible to beat the deadline. this is more than just expensive goods. it's about jobs. and finally convincing the chinese to play fair with america's intellectual property. >> debuting unmanned space ship he plan to land on the lunar
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surface by 2024. >> very cool. thanks a lot, scott. it's 5:16 right now. at "today in the bay", our mission is to help you get up, get informed, get going. we know mornings in the bay area can be tough. >> this month we are teaming up with peet's coffee to help your morning get a little easier. >> last week we were live in campbell. this morning mike inouye live in fremont at peet's coffee in mowery. oh, you could use a cup of joe. >> oh, hey. how's it going, guys? we're at peet's coffee. the one and only peet's in the one and only fremont. i had no idea how much work goes into peet's. a half dozen people came in. we treated them to coffee, tea, breakfast treats. we are giving gift cards through 9:00 in the morning. things have calmed down after the initial rush. i have our manager over here,
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alex. alex, we are always in an effort in a mornings to get folks out the door with the traffic and weather information they need. they are rushing out the door to work. you are also helping them rush around for their day. what are you doing? >> with our peet's app, we have order ahead. customers can conveniently go onto the app, walk into a coffee bar and pick up their orlando. it is as easy as that. >> if they don't have time for the atmosphere, they can minimize bibi coming back later. that's cool. >> yeah. >> we will be out here with the help of our friends. we'll see how that dwindles as far as the pastries goes later in the morning. folks, join us at peet's coffee in fremont. nbc bay area. we're happy to help you get your start on your friday. back to you guys. >> i love it. good way to kick off the morning. >> bring back some pastries. >> i said, mike, i will cover
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for you in studio but you have to bring back bagels or something. >> a nice way to start out the weekend. we're going to start out also with clouds and cool temperatures. grab that coffee. and as we head out for the commute, that's a live look outside in san rafael. now the skies are clear. no worries about fog there. as we head into the morning, as you step out the door, we're in the low 50s in the north bay. upper 50s for parts of the south bay. even though we have a cool start, we will see much warmer afternoon as you make your way out the door toward the warm springs bart station in fremont. mostly cloudy. the sun peeking out at 8:00. into the noon hour, 68 degrees. seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. a little bit warmer in spots like napa, antioch, concord reaching 80 degrees. 75 in san jose. 74 in morgan hill, with 74 the high in palo alto. i've been watching out for a
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chance of showers this morning. all that activity stays to the south. boy, it is a lot of activity. live clouds and ground lightning strikes being picked up by radar. you can see it is moving south of fresno to parts of southern california. the disturbance moves through. it will stay away from the bay area. we wake up and walk out the door to a few clouds. mostly cloudy start to our coastal areas. it will be clearing out as we go throughout the day. it will stay cool as we keep clouds and fog close to the shore. and going into tomorrow, we will also see some cool weather. and then clearing out inland. but overall we have a really nice and quiet forecast. mostly sunny skies. inland areas reaching the 70s. mothers day, 77 inland. slightly cooler next week with more of a breeze. a slight chance of rain with san francisco staying here 60 degrees. more temperatures in the lower 50s.
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vianey, you were tracking the crash in the south bay. what's the update? >> it doesn't look like anything serious. a single vehicle car crash. only minor slowing in the area. we will be okay with that. now, we do have some clearing lanes through the east bay and also along the peninsula. so far our friday morning commute is off to a fantastic start. let's take a look at drive times for you. southbound 680 from 580 to vargas, it starts getting busier around this time. 11 minutes. 880 from 238 to highway 84, about 11 minutes. a live look at an already very busy bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on. 5:21 right now. it is starting to get backed up. that's typical around this time when the lights turn on. also, a live look at oakland both directions. northbound and southbound. we're moving it along. even through san jose. a lot more cars out there. everybody keep on driving safe. i'll send it back to you. good advice as always.
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5:21. "today in the bay", going green. a number of americans considering buying electric vehicles. this sunday we have been talking about it. it's mother's day. we're celebrating a little bit early. this is my mother. >> and this is my mom. her visit to the bay area. fun times there. look, mike inouye and his mom there. >> that's so sweet stphrfp. >> and bob redell's mom. she's a lot of fun. still ahead, some of your photos that you sent in to us at "today in the bay". thanks so much. with the united explorer card,
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here's a look at some of the news making headlines around the nation and the world. investigators trying to determine what caused a deadly vehicle crash at camp pendleton. the san diego union tribune
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reading one marine died, six others injured. chelsea manning is once again free from jail. she just completed another two months for refusing to testify in the wikileaks investigation. according to the "new york times" headline, she may be returning to jail again soon because she plans to not cooperate in a second grand jury hearing next week. in laughing matter when it comes to helium. a serious helium shortage is causing problems for party city retail chain now. the company is closing 45 stores. helium shortage is taking the air out of their sales. >> this morning a follow-up to this week's controversial school lunch decision in rhode island. now a company you may be familiar with is stepping up to pay off much of the $77,000 in overdue lunch bills. earlier this week the school district announced students would be fed jelly sandwiches if their account balances are not
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paid. amid mounting pressure, the district finally reversed its decision. chobani plans to pay off $50,000 of total debt. the rest of the balance is under covered >> nice of the companies to come forward. are you in the market for a new car? it's always fun to get one. an electric vehicle is popular but many are confused by the technology. >> "today in the bay" kira klapper is here. there are a lot of people interest in going electric. >> a new aaa survey says 40 million americans are considering buying an electric vehicle. there are only 200,000 on the road. that's a huge gap there. there are many reasons buyers would want an electric vehicle. 74% say they are concerned about
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the environment. while 56% are looking because of lower long-term costs. but americans still have several worries about electric vehicles. 58% are concerned there aren't enough places to charge. and they're worried they will run out of charge while driving. they think electric vehicles may not be suitable for long-distance road trips. okay. so good news here, let's tell you about a new grant for low-income families in the bay area. the clean vehicles for all program offers up to 9,500 for families to buy electric, plug-in vehicles. the program is only open to cars built in 1996 or earlier. you also have to be a bay area resident. and you have to earn less than $49,000 a year or $103,000 a year for a family of four. i will soon be a family of four, so i have to do the math if i kwa y
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qualify for that one. >> make sure it has car seats as well. >> you don't have to move your seat all the way up and then you're driving like this. lots of factors here. back to you guys. >> the electric cars, got to get a van. >> much more coming up here on "today in the bay". aourb goes public. the impact it could have here. >> bart dealing with declining ridership. uber goes public. the impact it could have here. >> bart dealing with declining ridership. ♪
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maybe it's a part of your weekend plans. you better think of mom. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. over to kari hall. >> this morning we are starting out with a few clouds over the bay area. at least we don't have the fog. making your way out the door in sunnyvale, clouds clearing out. temperatures warming up. we will be at 68 at 1:00 today. a very nice friday. we'll talk about the weekend forecast in about six minutes. vianey gets a look out the door. it is busy on 101. >> it is a nice friday and a decent commute. the crash in the south bay, 101 looks like it's off to the side. we don't have to worry about that. i don't see major slowly. westbound 80, bay bridge, starting to notice slowing. metering lights have been on 10, 15 minutes. westbound 580 towards the
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richmond bridge, 8 minutes. san mateo bridge, 13 minutes. back to you. thanks so much. won't take long to make a lot of millionaires today. wall street giving uber and investors a big green light. the company finally making its public debut. >> $82 billion, this is being called the largest in five years. pete suratos live for us in san francisco where the newly minted millionaires may be tooling around town. pete? >> reporter: yeah. that's right. good morning to you, marcus and laura. the big ipo announcement in an hour when the markets open on the east coast. there has been a lot of discussion, debate leading into this ipo. in fact, here's where things stand leading into that announcement in an hour. uber is expected to be priced at $45 per share. that's on the lower end of the target range, between $44 and $50. that market value is still at more than $80 billion.
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that's five times more than the closest competitor lyft. some did take part in a strike by logging off 12 hours. unclear what kind of impact it had. they were calling for better wages and transparency for uber. the company said in the past it worked to improve the driver experience with insurance protections among other things. let's talk about the local impact in the bay area. in san francisco, the board of supervisors, members calling for 1.5% tax on the stock options companies give to employees. it would raise between $100 million and $200 for homeless and education programs. and let's talk about the home prices. it could surge due to all the new millionaires from the ipo. now, here's what one realtor and resident had to say today. >> we talk about engineers. what about the service industry? people who can't buy a million dollar property. where do they go?
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>> i'm actually thinking about moving out of california. it's just getting too crazy. you know, i can't afford it. >> reporter: clearly a lot of ramifications across the bay area when that ipo take place. we'll get more information when the markets open at 6:30 a.m. live in san francisco, pete suratos for "today in the bay". all right. thanks for the latest, pete. well, if you ride pwrart regularly and think there's fewer people on your commute, it turns out it's not your imagination. this also may have an impact on your bottom line. for the second year in a row, less people are getting yon board. they are considering hiking fares 5% to make up for the lower ridership. it could cost an average 40 cents more for longer trips next year. bart directors may decide to raise fares again in 2022. berkeley police are interviewing people who were at martin luther king jr. middle school when someone reported a
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man with a handgun. they secured the campus. they never did describe the man in the report, who may have been a parent or caregiver. five people are in custody accused of luring tinder users to remote areas and then robbing or even carjacking them. four suspects are seen here. the other suspect is a minor. police say the suspects used fake accounts to convince victims to show up at a san jose park, where they were robbed. they are not saying how many victims were targeted. >> 5:35. one woman is recovering after being shot in her home in pittsburg. it happened yesterday warren way, north parkside drive. pittsburg police officers responded and discovered several vehicles in the home struck by gunfire. thanks to a good vehicle description, deputies later tracked down the car and the suspect, who is now in custody. you might have noticed something off driving down 101. drivers are confused by the
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mishap odd looking jag ed lane stripes you see. caltrans admits they are a problem for san francisco to the south bay. it's because those lines are no longer painted on but they are adhesive strips like a sticker. they switched a year ago. some were installed a few days after wet weather. so they slightly peeled off. when the big rigs drove over them. there has to be five dry days before the new ones can be added. listen to driver's concerns. >> when we are driving back at night and see that. >> you could fool a self-driving cars if they are out of place or jagged. >> work started monday to restripe the lanes of 101 from san francisco, county line to gilroy. it will take the contractor through the end of the month to finish. caltrans said the stripes are still under warranty. so it won't cost taxpayers anything. >> they fool your eyes in the middle of the night.
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a live look at the shark tank. sharks have a chance to play in the stanley cup final. i don't want to jinx it. first they have to take care of the st. louis blues. game one tomorrow at sap. coming off one of the biggest wins ever. game seven victory against colorado. if you don't have your tickets yet, the upcoming series is sold out. the cheapest tickets start at just over 100 bucks. or you know what, watch it for free on nbc bay area. we're going to air game one. live coverage at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, following a pregame newscast at 4:30. that way, vianey, you can avoid all the traffic, too. >> believe me, right around the shark tank, santa clara street right there into downtown san jose, it gets extremely busy. there's also a ton of pedestrians. so guys, please remember to maneuver safely around all the shark tank fans around that area. also, even when they're away or
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at home, it always gets busy. keep that in mind. rest of the bay area, hey, we're doing pretty good out there. chp reports quiet. the only slowing has been westbound 80 towards the bay bridge because the metering lights are on. your east bay drive times, southbound 680, starting to notice slowing from 580 to vargas, 16 minutes. we've been doing pretty good. >> friday light. >> indeed. >> good deal. moving to the weekend, which is mother's day weekend. happy early mother's day. >> thank you very much. >> it's going to be a busy weekend. for this evening, the giants play. and then the a's are on the other side of the bay. so it's going to be very busy in that area. the same time this evening at 6:37. it's going to be about the same 64 degrees. sunny skies. cooling down this evening. if you want to cool down with some ice cream, mike inouye will be in fremont giving away free
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ice cream. go out and treat yourself. this is 5:00 at the town fair plaza. 73 degrees with sunshine. upper '60s at 7:00. get there early before the ice cream runs out. if you're going to napa valley this saturday, great weather. sunshine. and the valleys reaching into the mid-70s, while the coast will be in the mid-60s. for mother's day, get outside with temperatures reaching up to 77 degrees. the bay at 730. and the coastal areas at 61. now, the rose show will be happening in pleasanton at the senior center. 2:00, 74 degrees. this event is free and open to the public. this is a live look at squaw valley. a great weekend to head to the
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beach with santa cruz reaching upper 60s tomorrow as well as sunday. we'll talk about what's going on today with slightly warmer temperatures. that's coming up in about three minutes. >> sounds good. thanks, kari. >> coming up on "today in the bay", celebrating 150 years. the railroad, the bridge the east to the west gears up for a major anniversary. remnants still in the east bay. plus, president trump reacts to new questions for his son and has what appears to be his own investigation. but first, struggling a little bit to wake up early this -- it's friday morning. whoever wrote it wrote monday morning. they definitely need a pick me up. if you're in the east bay, we have you covered. this morning we want to thank our "today in the bay" viewers. we teamed up with peet's coffee in fremont. swing by between 6:30 and 9:00.
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of your morning commute, driving into the city from the east bay, take a look at this. the toll plaza, metering lights are definitely on. i'll have a look at your drive times throughout the bay area coming up. 5:43 right now. new for you this morning, a lousy welcome for one water polo team from hawaii. their van was broken into. they had clothing, the van and passports stolen. they are in the bay area playing cal later this morning. the gear should be available by the time the game begins. 5:44. the man arrested after police seized 1,000 guns from his los angeles mansion is out on bail this morning. girard saenz is facing charges of unlawful transportation, along with selling assault weapons. public records show it is owned
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by cynthia beck. she has three sons with gordon getty. saenz a long-time companion. police got tips about illegal firearms sales and searched the home on wednesday. it took 30 law enforcement personnel more than 12 hours just to remove all those weapons. >> now to decision 2020. one of the people vying to take on president trump in 2020 heads to san francisco today. indiana mayor pete buttigieg spent yesterday at an event in los angeles. the mayor is the first openly gay candidate to run for president. senator kamala harris spoke at a gala in san francisco yesterday. both currently trail joe biden by more than 20 minutes in recent polls. quarter to 6:00 right now. president trump said his oldest son has answered enough questions.
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a subpoena issued against donald trump jr. comes from the senate intel committee. >> well, i was very surprised. i saw richard burr saying no collusion two or three weeks ago. they found no collusion. i was i was very surprised to see my son. my son is a very good person, works very hard. the last thing he needs is washington, d.c., would rather not be involved. >> we learned the committee led by richard burr wants to ask trump jr. more questions about his previous statements about meetings at trump tower in new york and how much he knew about building a trump tower in moscow. there is something new for you this morning. the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, is going to ukraine to encourage
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them to investigate the hunter biden, son of joe biden. when asked if a representative of the white house traveling to a foreign country to encourage them to investigate the son of a challenger in 2020 was election interference said we're not meddling in an election, we're meddling in an investigation. in the meantime, jackie speier is calling for investigations into aemoluments. she said trump's investments are earning him money in office. we need to know if it's clean.
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i have posted a link in my twitter feed. thanks, scott. the transcontinental railroad was completed 150 years ago today. >> one of the best preserved alignments of the original route is here in the bay area. today marks the 150th anve anniversary of the golden spy connection which connected the east to sacramento. it is the original from 1884. volunteers who maintain the tracks invite you out this weekend to separate the important event in american history. . the transcontinental is probably one of the most important events in the history of this country. it was where the country solidified. it had an east and west and pulled the whole thing together.
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they can come and visit it any time they want. >> the transcontinental railroad, 150th anniversary take place tomorrow at the niles canyon roadway. tickets start at $200. all right. very cool. >> these two mothers work so hard. getting ready for mother's day. >> i'm looking forward to the sunshine. we have nice weather all throughout the week. i want to show you all the action south of the bay area. that is live lightning. thunderstorms are firing up across the central valley.
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we walk out to cloudy skies, mist and drizzle. we don't have anything like that going on. diridon station, clouds stick around until 10:00 and then clear out. 60s at noon. east san jose, 74. 70, los gatos. a little bit of a breeze with mostly sunny skies. fremont, 74. warmer in spots. palo alto, 74 degrees. 65 will be the high on the embarcadero. north bay, 79 in santa rosa and napa, 80 degrees. in sausalito, the wag dog festival starts at 10:00 in the morning. it will be a cute and picturesque event. low 60s.
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we check out the rest of your forecast for mother's day. 77 in the valleys. slight chance of rain thursday. starting to get a little bit more busy i'm guessing. >>. >> decent this morning. no major accidents. the morning of stalled vehicles. there is a stalled vehicle on the bay bridge, westbound side. this is at treasure island exit. the number five lane is blocked. i have noticed in our speed son sores it is starting to slow. bay bridge is moving very slow stop and go commute.
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right lane is blocked. anything on highway 17, once something is obstructing the roadway, exactly what our speed sensors are showing. west bound 80, 12 minutes. westbound 80 san mateo, 13 minutes. southeast texas preparing for more rain. rising waters turn houston's busy interstate 10 into a parking lot left night. the houston area is expected to see 2 to 4 inches of rain. some areas could see as much as a foot of rain. >> 5:52. coming up next on "today in the bay", credit card fees on the rise. it's not just affecting those with low credit scores. plus, nbc bay area responds. >> fighting for consumers like you. nbc bay area responds, next. togo's fans, the pretzelrami is back,
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with our famous pastrami and a bigger soft pretzel roll. and try the new turkey bistro with warm turkey and smokehouse bacon. or the new hot club chicken dijon with dijon mayo and black forest ham. how far would you go for a togo?
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5:55 right now.
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>> consumer investigator chris chmura is here with an update on his team's accomplishments. >> we're coming up on our third anniversary here. nbc responds and 48 responde have helped consumers like you save or get back more than $2.8 million. two of our most recent wins starting with pauline in sunnyvale. she told us about a problem with a gift card purchase. we see these cases a lot. our team helped get $500 back from the car that sold the gift cards. telemundo 48, alen fernandez helped fermin with a problem with a satellite tv bill with a refund of $600.32. 1-888-996-tips. 844-408-4848 in spanish. have a great weekend. thanks a lot, chris. city college of san francisco discussing cutting classes. and supervisors are already expressing concerns about the impact to students. city college of san francisco is free for san francisco residents, but it is facing some budget problems.
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the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. new for you, good news that may help the housing crunch. nearly 200 more affordable housing units are coming to santa clara. take a look at the artist's endering here. it will be a big apartment building. jeff bezos is going to the moon. founder of amazon is founder of space exploration company. he is planning for a lunar landing. his company has been working on the spacecraft the past three years. it will be able to take scientific equipment and eventually humans to the moon. he has six customers. a test fire could take place as early as this summer. well, if you're about to sign up for a new credit card, you might want to listen up here. rates are going up. we're talking about the annual percentage rate or the apr, the cost you pay to borrow money. average rates are hitting a record high of more than 17%, a
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full percent higher than it was this time last year. if you have less than a perfect credit score, well, this will hit you hard. it's also impacting those with good credit scores. >> it may be shocking in this day in age to still have to pay for wi-fi while flying, but delta is looking to change all of that. they will begin testing free wi-fi on some domestic flights. delta will let passengers do just about everything except stream video for free. customers will be notified by email. jet blue is the only usair line with free wi-fi. yesterday is there was snow for the game in colorado. 23 runs were scored. giants lost to the rockies, 12-11. >> the california boys better come on home to sunshine.
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>> and a win, hopefully. >> right now at 6:00, president trump raising tariffs on chinese goods. >> they took many, many parts of that deal. and they renegotiated. you can't do that. tariffs jumping from 10% to 25%. live on capitol hill with what that means to you. and the impact on the markets. and speaking of markets, san francisco's uber going public, ringing the opening bell in 30 minutes. how much money the company hopes to raise today and contract talks hit a major snag in contra costa's biggest school district of 30,000 students. what mt. diablo teachers are calling for. "today in the bay" continues right now. a very good friday morning to you. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. vianey in for mike. first, let's get started with your day heading outside. >> a great day.
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sunshine. clouds across the bay area. by late morning, everything is starting to clear out. we have seen a few spots getting mist and drizzle. our sturs statemperatures start up. we have t . overall, we have had friday light commute. we had a minor fender pwerpd in the south bay. that has now cleared out. the traffic is looking to recover. i have a bit of sad news in santa rosa. a deadly crash reported along 101 and river road. the coroner is on the scene. that's an unfortunate

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