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a massive deadly typhoon rolling over the philippines. the latest from overseas next. >> plus, a bay area school getting ready to pay tribute to a classmate set on fire in what police call a hate crime. >> dozens standing out in the cold this morning just for a chance at a holiday meal. the scene that's all too quickly becoming a holiday tradition. >> we take you live outside for a look spanning over the city by the bay. aka san francisco. good news ladies and gentlemen. friday is upon us. the weekend is near. this is november 8th, and this is "today in the bay."
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a very good friday morning to you. 4:30. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. good morning. we're following breaking news in the philippines. the strongest typhoon ever recorded has made landfall on the island nation causing catastrophic damage there. wind gusts up to 170 miles per hour. this sun believable typhoon. haiyan has killed at least four people, completely knocking out power and cutting off communications in the country's central region. it's also set off major land slides. this is a major problem for so many people. about a million people currently now in shelter areas in more than 20 provinces. >> you can see from the video people trying to get away. communication is lacking as well. >> electricity cut off. >> exactly. it's hard to see a powerful storm p move through that area. i want to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she's tracking the typhoon.
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what can you tell us? >> well, right now it's still creating really devastating impacts. let me show you the storm system. give you an idea of how massive it is. look at the size of that storm. strongest to ever make landfall and one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet so this is a dangerous system. it was packing winds, you talk about a category 5 hurricane, 155 miles per hour where that starts. this had 195 mile per hour sustained gusts, to 230 miles per hour. this is a powerful system. though it's weakening millions have been impacted and i'll strong at category 3. it's going to take at least a couple days to a i says damage. they have to wait until it's safe enough to get out there and find out the devastation, all of the impacted structures and the people out there. our thoughts and prayers going out to them. i wanted to show you where the system is headed. by saturday bat 10:00 p.m. our time it will make its way to
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vietnam and then through china, as we head throughout sunday so. we are not even close to being finished with the system. and it's one that we're going to be watching for the next few days. our local weather is good. we'll look at that. i want to check your drive. good morning to mike inouye. >> good morning. as you said, thoughts and prayers there, we have a lot of our local community i don't know how many have family there so our thoughts are with you. we'll continue to update that situation. here at the bay bridge we do have the fog, that's an issue, a fog advisory for the bay bridge. traffic is moving. we have a nice ride but i'll show you that broader view. i wanted to show you why there is the fog advisory. back to you. >> that shot makes it understandable. thank you, mike. 4:33. students in berkeley will wear skirts to school in support after teen set on fire while sleeping on a bus. luke sasha is still in the hospital in stable condition. earlier this week police say a
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16-year-old boy lit his skirt on fire aboard a transit bus. his mother told the oakland tribune he identifies as gender neutral. the subject has been charged with a hate crime. court papers say thomas did it because he was, quote, homophobic. the family members said it was just a terrible joke. >> ridiculous. disgraced politician george shirakawa heading to court for sentencing as part after plea deal he pleaded guilty several felonies from his abuse of public funds. shirakawa blamed the bad behavior on depression and his gambling addiction. he is facing up to one year in jail. shirakawa's legal troubles not over yet. he's being charged with false impersonation for allegedly helping to send out campaign flyers back in 2010 that contained false information. shirakawa's lawyers have argued the charge should be included in the plea deal bought judge has
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denied that claim. >> it's 4:34. police asking for help to find a 77-year-old man suffering from dementia and diabetes. they say edward moore does take medication for both and he's never walked away unattended. he was last seen near his home on sequoia road wearing a green shirt. he has camouflage shorts and sandals. it's possible the man may have gone into east oakland where he used to live. >> a lot of talk around a possible run for the white house. hillary clinton will be delivering a speech. about 22,000 people expected to show up at the mass kony center to see clinton speak. tomorrow night she will be with her daughter chelsea at san francisco's regency ball room to raise money for the clinton foundation. both events are closed to the public. >> right now people are sleeping in the freezing cold waiting for
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their chance to get holiday help. they started overnight outside san jose community heart sacred service to sign up for the holiday program. in order to get their hands on food and toys they need to register this morning starting at 9:00. >> this is great. like i say they help us here a lots for people that are low income, don't have jobs and stuff. they are helping me. i have a big family. i'm able to cook a big meal for everybody for thanksgiving. >> more than 2,000 people are expected to sign up. >> this time of year great program, much needed help. >> exactly. a good early reminder for us to get in that giving spirit. >> indeed. try and do that all year round. 4:36. check back in with christina loren to find out what we're looking at today. a little foggy. >> a little fog and certainly good morning to you, speaking of giving it's a good opportunity this time of year if you have a heavy winter coat you're not using, good idea to donate that
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to somebody who can find use out of it. we're getting into cold months. san jose, that's where we're starting to see visibility drop off. the golden gate bridge socked in with fog. temperatures not that cold though, still in the 40s and 50s headed toward the 60s and 70s today. so we'll see more sunshine and a warm-up as we head throughout the afternoon. in your inland cities a cool day in pacifica and where we get fog over daly city. i'm going to show you the weekend numbers, we made to the friday and we're going to continue to update you on super typhoon haiyan throughout the morning. strongest storm to ever make landfall. that's a big one. let's check on your drive. >> we're talking about the fog. i can see a little bit of the golden gate bridge at the bottom of the screen. and you lose it in the fog. that's reason for the advisory as you drive across the bridges. but as we look at others there is no problem as far as the north bay. this is san mateo, foster city
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camera, not too far away but you see the visibility is tough through the city to the bridge itself. on the span your distance is all right but we're watching the low clouds in oakland drifting through the area and visibility may be a factor in many spots especially over the oakland hills. and along the coast. here 880 to the south bay, moves smoothly and clearly here. that visibility is changing around so we'll track it. so far no major incidents for the south bay. >> thank you very much. >> it was a monumental game and monster victory and stanford fans feeling good. the team coming out winners in one of the biggest college games. >> touchdown stanford. >> oh, yeah, it was nice. you know traffic heading out it was a mess. but stanford fans, they didn't care. they were in a celebrating mood. the cardinals upsetting oregon for the second time costing the
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undefeated team another run at a national championship game. stanford making at blow-out. up 26-0 in the fourth quarter. still stanford won it. we got off the phone with palo alto police. all of the celebrating was tame with no reports of vandalism or fights. nice way to end for all. >> many reasons to celebrate. they looked strong. well done, cardinal. they handled them. >> 4:39. google's mystery barge is not done. what we're learning about the massive vessel. >> we'll tell you about the government shutdown, we remember this, 16 days. of course that comes with a price tag. we'll tell you how much it will cost us the taxpayer. >> and why fema is denying aid to a california county after a massive rim fire and what the state plans to do about it.
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welcome back. happy friday and yeah, we know it's not even thanksgiving yet but in new york city it's beginning to look and feel a lot like christmas. that is that monster christmas tree that they do every year. getting ready to move this down to "30 rock" where nbc likes to put up that tree and the gorgeous lights that becomes an
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annual tradition. >> seems early. >> everything feels early. the older i get everything flies. this will be cool. keep our eye on this. they try to navigate through traffic and eventually post it up at "30 rock" a feller center. >> security check points across the country will fall silent in honor of the tsa agent killed when a gunman opened fire. operations will stop at 9:20 a.m. the moment gerardo hernandez was shot. he was the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty and a public memorial is set for tuesday in los angeles. two other agents and a bystander were hurt. the suspect is recovering in the hospital. >> a connecticut prosecutor asking the court to block the release of 911 recordings from the sandy hook elementary school
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shooting. emotional out there. the freedom of information commission ruled back in september the recordings from inside the schoo during the shooting should be provided to the associated press. the a.p. wants the recordings to examine police response to that massacre. >> more officers will be on patrol in san francisco. reminding people to stay alert. the chief says extra officers both in uniform and plain clothes will be on public transportation and in high traffic areas like union square. they hope it will prevent thefts especially cell phones which account for two thirds of robberies. a $1 million grant is paying for the changes and a new eyes up phones down initiative reminding muni riders to be aware. >> twitter getting ready for day two of trading. you know the san francisco company grand opening is going to be a tough act to follow. twitter far exceeding expectations with a market close
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yesterday, the company was priced at almost $45 per share. that's a big time jump from the initial offering of $26. guess what? that values the company at more than $24 billion. they thought it might be around 18. to naught in perspective, investors think it's worth more than macy's, netflix, gap and tiffany's. twitter is behind facebook. valued at $112 billion. >> it's amazing to see the numbers. taxpayers now forced to pay for the week-long shutdown in washington. jackie is live at cnbc with how much we'll have to pay plus investors waiting for the october jobs report. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're watching the futures ahead of that report. they are higher this morning after we saw falling sharply sharply yesterday.
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the worst day in ten weeks. invest terse reacted to a surprise interest rate cut and also a report on u.s. gdp. twitter bucking the trend soaring 73% in its market debut. did close below its opening of about $45 a share. the big focus is that october jobs report. out before the opening bell. the number expected to be distorted by the impact of the government shutdown. forecast calling for 120,000 jobs added to the economy, and the unemployment rate to rise to 7.4%. we saw the dow drop 153, 15,594. the nasdaq losing 75 to 3857. meantime t the white house budget office saying that furloughing federal workers last month cost the u.s. government 6 6.6 million work days.
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the omb says the shutdown led to $500 million in lost tourism spending at u.s. national parks. back to you. >> have a great weekend. >> 4:47. never a shutdown when it comes to weather. always something happening. this week we had cool temps heading toward showers. >> some showers on the radar. that's what we're tracking. we get the weekend. i don't want to deny you of your weekend. temperatures are chilly, not as cool as it has been. we have the blanket of low clouds returning to the bay area. i wanted to show you the golden gate bridge n. is the first morning this week we have visibilities this low. you can see for a quarter mile over the bridge. san francisco is still mostly clear. we expect the marine layer to push in. san jose also not as visible as it was this time yesterday. and i can tell you the blanket
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of low clouds is going to be with us the first part of the day. i wanted to take you into your lunchtime hour. show you what we're expecting. where you see this green we're getting a strong marine influence throughout day so. 66 degrees at lunch time in fremont. not too bad but oakland at 58 degrees there. 67 in concord. out in the east bay not a lot of that fog and as a result, 75 degrees for livermore, 77 in fairfield and 74 degrees down in gilroy. here's where we're headed. temperatures stay steady. we're looking pretty dry for the weekend unless you live in the north day and i'm mostly focused in on sonoma county. you might get showers but the best chance of rain for the greater bay area arrives tuesday into wednesday. and right now it looks like we'll see showers tuesday with a better chance late tuesday into wednesday. then thursday things clear out, our temperatures come up but we need the rain, we're getting into that time of year our rainy
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season starting in the bay area. back to you, jon and laura. >> we'll watch your forecast closely. thank you so much. 4:48. the government says it will not help county rebuild after the rim fire. the agency says damage in the county was not severe enough to require federal aid. governor brown's office says state officials will go out to reassess the cost of repairs. if aid does not come the county and state will have to pay to prepa prepare. the berkeley family camp which was destroyed and san francisco's camp they are both in the county. >> the top health care official heading to atlanta to try to win support for obama care promising to make an important announcement about the health care problems. speaking to nbc, president obama says he is to blame for the failed rollout and he's sorry
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people are now losing their current health plans after telling them they would not. people who buy insurance account for 5% of the population. that is a group at risk having to change policies if the plans do not neat standards of the new health care law. >> we didn't do a good enough job how we crafted the law. that's something i regret. something we're going to do everything we can to get fixed. >> on the other side house speaker john boehner says if the president is sorry he should back upcoming legislation in the house and allowing americans to keep their existing plans. >> new details about google's mystery barge. it turns out work not 1. when complete that is expected to be flanked by gigantic sails. that's to remind people that the sbarnlg a sea worthy vessel. it will move around the bay,
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docking for a month at different sites. earlier google announced the barge would be an interactive space where people can learn about new technology. >> the way to keep the brain flowing. hey, the winter games aren't here yet, they haven't happened but talk about the 2016 summer olympics in rio. they know how to get down. we'll show you what organizers released. >> imagine those bikinis. also the special gift fans at this year's super bowl will be receiving. >> talking super bowl already. looking to a smooth drive here. visibility fine for 101, we'll talk about some other issues as you cross over the bay and problems cropping up in the east bay.
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welcome back everybody. along with our friday celebration how about christmas vibe. i know it's early but out in new york the rockefeller center getting ready for the holiday vibe. a flat bed truck delivering the center's annual christmas tree down the road, it should arrive any minute. might take a few more minutes. the 76-foot tall norway spruce they cut it down in connecticut. they are ready to get it up. the 81st rockefeller christmas
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tree. >> i bet with your voice you would be a good santa. >> i've done that, also green giant ho, ho, ho. i like to mix it up. and fat albert hey, hey. 4:55. we go from celebrating christmas and the olympic games. we're talking summer. rio is going the extra mile for the 2016 games. >> the olympic committee created logos for every event. it features logos for areas of competition but organizers say it actually took 16 months and 28 designers to complete. look they are all 64 logos. >> okay. we're ready to go. 2016. the super bowl, let's talk about that, months away but planning for the big game under way. the first super bowl to be played outdoors in a cold weather environment. i think there should be rules against it. what do i know. it will be at met life stadium in new jersey in february. the reward should be a warm climate. when they arrive they get a gift
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bag, a free gift bag, inside a seat cushion, a muffler, a half dozen hand and foot warmers, lip balm, and lots of tissue. so they have everybody ready. the super bowl has been held in cold cities but always in a domed stadium. so again, the care with love package will be waiting. >> i will tell you i'll be watching that one on tv. >> in a lazy boy, your snuggy on. >> that's the way to do it. >> let's check the morning commute. maybe go to mike's house. >> and bring an extra snuggy. a guy born in nebraska. much milder conditions but we give that advisory. chp and this visual tells you it's going to be tough for visibility across the bay bridge. we saw similar conditions on the golden gate. the map, no problems, a light volume but two crashes eastbound away from the bridge.
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one at seminary and the other approaching. we don't see slowing. but watch that past highway 13 heading away from the bay bridge. a crash, a cash went in a light pole. all of the activity, the light pole is not in the on ramp but may be a distraction so watch for that. >> thanks so much. >> 4:57. coming up we'll tell you about a small quake off the coast of california this morning. details next. >> why b.a.r.t. says protecting workers on the tracks could mean less service in the long run.
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we continue following what's unfolding right now in the philippines. it's rough, a deadly super typhoon causing massive landslides, knocking out power there. we'll have the latest details from overseas next. >> reporter: a sign of the economy t state of the economy here in the south bay.
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i'm bob redell. live to show you the long line of people waiting for assistance this holiday season. >> good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures not as frigid to start the day but we have thick fog out there especially at the coast. we'll tell you when that will clear and i have your weekend forecast coming up in moments. >> that fog is an issue for drivers and also we have two crashes to report. let's take a live look outside san francisco. pretty clear in this shot. it's friday, friday, november 8th, this is "today in the bay." a very good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning to everybody. we want to get you to the breaking news in the philippines, a devastating super typhoon has hit landfall, it happened overnight. about a million people there


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