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right now at 11:00, tragedy in southern california as mudslides claim more lives. more than a dozen people are dead. dozens still trapped. good morning and thank you no joining our midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. it's a story we've been covering and it's been breaking for the last couple of days ever since the rain started hitting california. let's get straight to the very latest. right now the search continues for more victims after those devastating mudslides. at least 15 people have died. new video into our newsroom this midday. aerial footage from our sister station. this is a look over the canyon in the montecito area. dozens of homes have been destroyed so far. new at 11:00, we're also hearing more from oprah winfrey after
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mud flooded her backyard. >> so, this -- there used to be a fence right here. that's my neighbor's house. devastated. >> last month, wildfires swept through the same area. as you know, this means there is really nothing to hold back the rain-soaked hillsides. right now, mud flow is blocking highway 101 along the coast. >> nbc bay area's anousha rasta just arrived there in montecito. anousha, what have you been able to see with your own eyes of this damage? >> reporter: a lot of devastation. marcus and laura, if you are unfamiliar with this area. montecito is actually an unincorporated area of santa barbara county. multimillion dollar homes. today unrecognizable after rivers of mud plowed through air yeah here. we are near an area called glenn
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oak. you can see a lot of problems out here. a big mess for folks to clean up. on the drive over, we've seen downed trees, down power lines, homes smashed, cars submerged in mud. the destruction is just overwhelming. now the streets are still covered in mud. many of them are closed. they are impassable. one resident who says he's lived here for 14 years tells me many of his neighbors are missing. they are unaccounted for so there is a lot of panic. we know at least 15 people have died because of these mudslides. first respond first responders are working tirelessly to look for survivors. many people are trapped. they need to be rescued. the search and rescue efforts become difficult once the sun goes down and it gets dark out. there are so many hours in a day where the efforts would most likely be successful. first responders are urging folks to stay away from the affected areas if you don't need
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to be here. it is still very dangerous. you can see the levels of mud are still high. it is deceiving. you think you're standing on a flat surface and you step mud and get stuck. it is dangerous. also important to note, caltrans says that 101 is closed in both directions from highway 126 down in ventura up through montecito, up to highway 144 in santa barbara. again, 101 closed in both directions down from highway 126 in ventura up through montecito to highway 144 in santa barbara. caltrans says 101 likely to be closed for at least another day because of a lot of heavy debris. so, again, an alert for drivers there. we, of course, will continue to follow the latest developments out here, brick you updates throughout the day on our newscast at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. of course you can follow us online, on twitter and facebook. we'll have all those update sfos you as part of our extensive
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coverage of these mudslides. for now reporting live in montecito, anousha rasta, nbc bay area news. >> looks so rough out there. thank you very much. >> all right. back here at home in the bay area, a portion of napa highway is still shut down a day after a landslide. one of the biggest concerns right now is safety on the roads. nbc bay area's pete suratos joins us live from napa. pete, i know you've been there throughout the morning. we saw you on "today in the bay." how much progress have they been able to make? >> reporter: good morning to you, marcus. they're still making progress. as you can see behind me, the road is still closed, but the biggest concern remains to be the stability here on highway 121. i did just speak to caltrans. they were planning to reopen this road at 7:00 p.m. he said that's not the case. still yet to be determined. chp is on the ground conducting their investigation and you have the geologists with caltrans here and they're checking out the stability of that hill side.
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highway 121 behind me is closed, at least up to kenso estates. they're going to hit the estates and hit a u-turn because it's closed from kenso estates to wooden valley road. caltrans workers have been driving towards the scene all morning long to look at this incident. here is the video from overnight. according to chp, they're saying this rock slide happened around 5:00 p.m. yesterday. nearly a day this has been happening. after a rock dislodged from the hillside on 121, striking a car and sending it into an embankment. what caused that rock to dislodge is still under skregs, but i want to point out this rock slide is in the vicinity of the atlas fire but chp can't confirm if this is at all connected to it. i did speak to a driver this morning who is familiar with this terrain. here's what he had to say about what took place. >> i always wonder about that
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because people that drive up and down and it's a lot of people that drive by there, and i'm assuming that it was going to happen sooner or later because there have been major landslides in the past. >> reporter: i did some research on that, and it looks like he's referring to an issue of erosion last year here on highway 121 in the same area in march that shut down the highway momentarily. so the new piece of news this morning, chp and caltrans geologists are there on the scene investigating, but no word on when the highway will officially reopen. live here in napa county, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. >> tough situation there as well. pete, thank you. a little bit of a break. the rain seems to be over for now, but still more danger. >> meet zwrift kari hall joins us now. kari, what's next for us here? >> let's talk about what makes a hillside into a hill slide because we were talking about all of the mudslides not only here but the rock slides in the north bay.
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we've had 2 to 5 1/2 inches of rain and there will be some lingering impacts as we are going to still see a lot of loose soil, loose rocks, especial and as that rain came down quite heavily. we have a gravitational pull pulling down all of those materials and then you throw in some rain as well and it just makes it easier for all of those particles to become a lot looser and cause that mud or the rocks to just go sliding down the wood -- the hillsides. and we are going to have that potential of still some moving earth, even well after the rain is over with. it's going to be unstable in some of these areas. so that's something we'll have to continue to watch after this very heavy rainfall. not only here but also in southern california. and now as we get a look at what's happening out there, we are drying out but we are going to have more rain in the forecast. we'll talk about what's farther down the line with our next storm systems, that's coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you, kari. new at 11:00, cal train
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riders are experiencing minor delays after a locomotive hit an unoccupied scar. our nbc bay area skyranger flew over the scene earlier today and you can see that destroyed bmw. this happened just before 9:00 on the tracks that cross broadway and burlg gain. police are investigating who that car belongs to. >> we are working to find out more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in the south bay. san jose police officer shot and killed a man. nbc bay area's bob redell joins us live at san jose police headquarters this morning with more. bob? >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. we are still wait for an official statement from the san jose pliolice department but a w enforcement source tells us the officer-involved shooting in south san jose was fatal. that the man who officers shot did die there at the scene. also the source tells us that the officers involved were wearing body cameras, that the cameras were rolling and that
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they did record the incident. the shooting happened around 5:15 yesterday afternoon. someone called 911 because the man might have been trying to break into the facility. if you're not familiar, the metcalfe energy center is the large structure on the west side of 101 in south san jose which provides electricity for parts of the city. according to the mercury news, responding officers approached the man sitting in a parked car near a gate. he got out of the car armed with an ax. one officer opened fire where he refused to drop that ax. as i mentioned, the man died there at the scene. this is the first officer-involved shooting this year for the city of san jose. the facility is owned by cal pine. their spokesperson did send us this statement yesterday. i'm quoting here, we can confirm there was an event involving an intruder and local law enforcement at our facility. our employees are safe and we are cooperating with authorities. back in 2013, you might recall at least one person with a rifle fired shots at the nearby metcalfe substation run by pg&e
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and damaged some of the equipment on site there. sheriff laurie smith called it an act of sabotage with the intent of shutting down the system. no one has been arrested in that incident. reporting live here outside san jose police headquarters, bob redell, nbc bay area news. all right. bob. those officers hadn't stepped in, who knows what would have happened. thieves with expensive taste on the peninsula. police are looking for a group of people who stole dozen office high-end purses at a nordstrom. nbc bay area's kris sanchez is live in palo alto and, kris, this story has a lot of people talking today. >> reporter: well, yeah. the surveillance video it really must be something to see, marcus, but we're not going to see it at this point. palo alto police are not releasing it, nor is nordstroms. they say that's because it is part of an ongoing investigation. now palo alto police did confirm to nbc bay area that a group of as many as ten men and women
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entered this nordstrom's store at the stanford shopping center shortly before closing sunday night and swiped $100,000 in gucci handbagings by cutting the metal security cables at the counter. palo alto police captain confirmed what the palo alto weekly reported that the purse snatchers made off in two stwat getaway cars, one a nissan sentra, the other a honda or acura with no license plate. stopped and spoke with folks here in palo alto who said they're shocked by the brazen robbery but not deterred from shopping here. $100,000 in gucci bags. >> oh, my god. >> i live like right near there. there is not a lot of crime in the neighborhood usually. >> that is shocking. >> right?
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>> reporter: now that nordstrom robbery happened less than a week after this robbery at this nordstrom's store that striged a lockdown at the village shopping center in court madera. there a gunman pistol whipped an employee and also confronted a u.p.s. worker on the loading dock. the gunman and the driver got away with employees' cell phones and purses we don't know what else though. i called central marin police and learned there is still no one in custody in that robbery and investigators are still following up on leads. i asked if there was a suspect description we could pass on to you so that perhaps you the public could help and they said not at this point. nordstrom didn't comment on either of these incidents, only telling me that the safety of their employees and their customers is pair amount. certainly something a lot of folks are talking about on social media today. marcus, we got a lot of raised
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eyebrows in the newsroom. in palo alto, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> anybody trying to sell a gucci purse for cheap, you know where it came from. all right. coming up, a dangerous high chair. seats that are being recalled because they could be a danger to your toddler. and the california lawmaker says he won't be running for re-election. the reason represent darrell issa will have a tough race if he ran. plus, the president says the justice system is broken as once again a federal judge frustrates him. you could save energy by
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and the opening bell there at the new york stock exchange. right now, the dow, s&p 500 and nasdaq all down. right now banks -- actually shares rose sharply, helping the dow ease its losses. >> new at 11:00, an alert for
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parents. skip hop recalls nearly 8,000 convertible high chairs. worries about potential falls and injuries to kids. take a look. they say the recalls for the gray-colored convertible high scares. skip hop received 13 reports of the legs on the chairs detaching from the seats. at least two kids were hurt. the chairs were sold on amazon and several stores for about $160, we should say. check to see if you have an affected style number, which can be found on the back of the chair. this just in, california's governor just unveiled his budget for the next fiscal year. it's nearly $132 billion budget. the biggest focus is on education, another, transportation. governor brown also talked about the importance of filling up the state's rainy day funds. here's some of what he said less than an hour ago. >> the whole point is to think ahead and minimize the pain that is coming because of the way our business cycle works.
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>> also, tax revenue from newly legalized recreational marijuana is expected to give the state a boost. president trump said this morning the american judicial system is broken is unfair. >> and this after a federal judge shut down his plans to end daca. scott mcgrew joins us with the details. >> yeah, good morning. a san francisco federal judge ruled on tuesday washington must keep parts of the daca system in tact. specifically it must allow d.r.e.a.m.ers to renew their registration with the federal government to stay in the united states. now that led the president to tweet, it just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is when the opposing side in a case such as daca always runs to the ninth circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts. the ruling does not allow anyone new to register and it still allows the government to deport any who breaks the law. all of this comes, of course,
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months after the president said he would end the obama-era policy and challenge congress to come up with new legislation to protect d.r.e.a.m.ers. the president held a bipartisan meeting to talk about daca and some other issues, and in the process really managed to confuse a lot of people on tuesday. he's long maintained republicans would not solve the daca program until they got a wall on the mexican border, but in this meeting he seemed to indicate he might compromise on that. the president then later tweeted the clarification. our country needs the security of the wall on the southern border, which must be part of any daca approval. washington needs to solve daca, but it also has to solve the budget. there are only eight days until the government runs out of money and shuts down. back to you. >> all right. thanks, scott. welli, president trump is taking on california senator dianne feinstein, calling her sneaky in a new tweet this
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morning. yesterday she released testimony related to that controversial dossier. the president says the move might have been illegal, adding that feinstein, quote, must have tough primary. new at 11:00, a california republican lawmaker has announced he will not seek re-election this november. nine-term congressman darrell issa says he's stepping down. issa made a name for himself as an obama administration antagonist when he chaired a house committee that conducted aggressive oversight hearings. a southern california district supported hillary clinton over donald trump by seven points and issa squeaked in in 2016 by a margin of just over 1,600 votes. the victory was so close it wasn't called until three weeks after the election. issa is one of the wealthiest members of congress after running an auto security company. 18 republican incumbents said they'll retire from congress this year, with many anticipating a difficult environment with president trump battling low approval ratings.
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for the rest of the day, we started out with cool temperatures, we're going to see spotty spots with rain today. >> yeah, just a little bit of rain here and there. not a whole lot of rain like we had the past couple of days. i don't think it will keep you inside. we can still get out there but don't expect any sunshine. this is what it looks like right now in san jose. it is still mostly cloudy. cool temperatures. as we look live right now in san francisco, a lot of people getting out there but there still may be a little mist and drizzle coming from the air. let's talk about how much rain we've measured and how that compares to the normal amount we should get by this date for our water year. in santa rosa, we've measured almost 12 inches of rain, but we're still lacking about 4 1/2 inches of rain. so the present of averages right now at about 72%. san francisco's had 7 3/4 inches. we are looking at still about 2 1/2 inches to catch up to normal. oakland measuring over 7 inches
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of rain there. we've had some decent amounts and the last round of rain helped boost our numbers here, bringing it closer to normal, but in mountain view, 4 inches of rain, livermore, about 4 1/2 inches of rain. san jose had a little over 4 inches of rain but we still need 2 inches to catch up normal. right now we have cool temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. our high temperatures reaching up to 60 degrees in san jose and also to 60 degrees in cupertino. upper 50s to low 60s today. oakland, 59 degrees and 59 in san mateo, 59 also in the mission district and 58 degrees today in sonoma and napa. so it's going to be a cooler day. and then as we go through the rest of the afternoon in evergreen, a lot of clouds. once again, not going to see a lot of sunshine today because of this weak disturbance dropping in and bringing in some light rain here and there. there will be another system moving in, but this looks to bring rain only across mendocino
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county, maybe northern sonoma county tomorrow during the afternoon. while the rest of the bay area will we dry. we'll also have a dry weekend, but then the next storm system will be getting its act together out there in the pacific and moving in by the first part of next week. right behind that, another system. so we are going to have more rounds of rain moving in and it's going to be dry for the weekend for san francisco. you can make plans to get out there and enjoy it. low 60s by the end of the weekend while the inland valleys will be in the mid-60s and then i'll be right here with all the information you need about the incoming rain for early next week as our temperatures come down just a few degrees. we'll talk more about that. also more on what's happening in the sierra coming up in just a few minutes. >> sounds good. thanks, kari. coming up, the flu is spreading wildly across the country and the worst is yet to come. the the medical item hospitals say they're missing. doctors struggle to keep pace with the flu outbreak. happening now, the fda is recalling coconut in several
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states, including california. the department of public health discovered a rare salmonella strain. coconut tree brand shredded coconut. boy scouts of america facing over a dozen lawsuits. they allege the 107-year-old organization was negligent in allowing a convicted sexual predator to infiltrate a midwest scout troop in the 1980s. we'll be back with more news right after this break. continue.
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we have our own team on the ground assessing any new developments overnight. and- kari is already putting together her weekend forecast. that )s on )today in the bay ) from 4:30 to 7.
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across the country... and flu season isn )t expected to peak until nt unfortunately the flu is ex-floating across the country. and flu season even isn't expected to peak until next month. the cdc is not call it an epidemic, however, just yet. >> this year's season seems to be worse than the last few years. with the number of flu cases rising, hospitals are struggling with the shortage of medical iv bags. gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: this morning, a deadly strain of the flu is sweeping the country. hospitals seeing a surge of sick patients. >> it was terrible, the coughing. >> reporter: the cdc says 46 states are now reporting widespread flu and more than 41,000 flu cases have been reported, nearly three times more than this time last season. california has been hit espe especially hard, at least 27 deaths there of people under 65 since the flu began in october.
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this hospital near san diego opening a triage tent to care for the flood of patients. emergency services stretched thin from omaha -- >> about 1,200 positive flu tests. about 400 of which came last week. >> reporter: to dallas. >> we are now seeing 12 to 15 cases per day of people calling 911 with flu-related symptoms. so that is a 611% increase. >> reporter: the strain responsible for the outbreak is known at h3n2, a particularly deadly variety of influenza. making matters worse, hospitals nationwide are facing a shortage of iv bags because a major manufacturer is in hurricane-ravaged puerto rico. >> any time you see more patients especially with flu-like symptoms where they could be dehydrated, you need more iv fluids. because the iv fluids are limited, that means they're not able to give out as many as they'd like. >> reporter: at this medical center in brooklyn, they're feeling the strain but managing so far. >> there has been a shortage of these kinds of medications, iv
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fluid bags, however, this has not adversely affected patient care. >> reporter: doctors say the best preventive measure is still getting a flu shot. >> did you get the flu shot? >> no, i didn't. i should have gotten one. >> you're washing your handles, right? gabe gutierrez reporting there. initial reports suggest this year's flu vaccine was only 10% effective. although doctors now say it's likely higher than that. still they say it's better than nothing. and even if you do get the flu, the shot could make symptoms less severe. get your shot if you haven't yet. well, coming up, first it was fires, now it's mudslides. southern california in the middle of another emergency. what first responders are dealing with as they try to rescue people trapped in the mud. have now claimed at least 15
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lives in montecito. twenty op well, flash floods and mudslides have now claimed at least 15 lives in montecito. 20 people still unaccounted for right now and the worst of that weather appears to have passed but the damage is just now being
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realized. >> homes that weren't completely swept off their foundations were actually crushed by a massive wall of mud and snow. it happened when many people were asleep, giving them no chance to run. here is nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: this is what a desperate rescue looks like. trapped inside this mangled mess of a home, a 14-year-old fighting for her life as mud rises in the rain. >> coming out. >> reporter: using the jaws of life, search teams in montecito finally reach lauren, the teenager buried alive for six hours. her rescue is a miracle. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is so much debris on top of her and everything that we moved could move other objects that could be held back. it could be helping her space that she has. >> reporter: in the chaos, search teams in santa barbara
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county could not confirm what happened to lauren's family. so many were swept away so quickly. >> we got a mudslide right now. >> reporter: mud pouring down hills like a river. so powerful homes were pushed right off their foundations as others were buried to their rooftops. entire families were washed a y away. while checking on neighbors, the johnsonss heard a cry. >> by found a little baby. i don't know where it came from. we got it out. got the mud out of its mouth. i'm hoping it is okay. >> daring rescues playing out in the mountains of mud. downtown montecito just last month under threat from fire is now under water. oprah posting, praying for our community again. helicopters rescuing my neighbors. even including instagram video of her own mud-soaked backyard.
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>> the house in back is gone. >> reporter: the coast guard plucking more than 50 from rising waters, even first responders needed rescued. today, 14-year-old lauren canton is lucky to be alive. this morning, the race is on to save more victims just like her. but there is fear time may be running out. >> we're all hoping for the best there. miguel almaguer reporting there. right now, search teams are back checking for survivors. and we have a crew in santa barbara county this morning. our reporter anousha rasta joins us earlier in this newscast and she's actually tweeting out those updates from the region. follow @nbcbayarea on twitter as well as facebook for more pictures and videos. a follow-up now, the man accused of sexually assaulting a san jose teacher could be out on bail as soon as today. 23-year-old andrew made his --
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accused of assaulting and robbing a harker middle schoolteacher tuesday morning before the school opened. the judge did not allow us to save his face. this is surveillance video of him shortly before the attack. once he posts bail he will be fitted with an ankle monitor and must stay at least 100 yards from the school. he should be back in court to enter a plea next month. a high school in morgan hill has been vandalized numerous times over the past few months and police believe this man may be responsible. investigators believe he spray painted the school. the campus has also been hit by theft but they don't believe this is the person that is behind that particular crime. if you recognize the person you're asked to call morgan hill police. a u.s. figure skatingrying the bay area got a taste of the epidemic of car break-ins. someone broke into her suv her parents rented and parked in japan town. she was in town after spieth in the u.s. figure skating championships in san jose last
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week. her ice skates were stolen, along with two custom skating dresses. this is video of her competing in one of those dresses. they're worth more than $1,000 apiece. >> the dresses are very personality to me and they mean a lot to me, and if they could please return it, that would be very much appreciated. i really love those dresses and i really wish i could have them back. >> castelli is just one of thousands of victims, more than 30,000 break-ins were reported in san francisco last year. developing story, south korea's president today gave president trump credit for yesterday's formal talks between north and south korea. the talks were the first in two years that led to the announcement that north korea would send a delegation to the olympics next month. this is in south korea. nbc's bill neely reports from seoul, south korea. >> reporter: president moon praised president trump for what he calls his huge contribution to making the talks happen, and
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president moon said he'd be open to having a summit with kim jong-un, north korea's leader. he's said that before. it always comes with conditions. top among them is north korea should work to giving up its nuclear weapons, and that clearly isn't going to happen. but yesterday was a good day for president moon. the talks were positive. he will get his peace olympics next month. but they were an even better day for kim jong-un. next month, he and north korea will break out of international isolation. he'll have a team at the olympics. and he gets it all for free. yes, the agreement was a good one, it was a breakthrough, but it gives limited in time, limited in scope because the only other provisions were that there would be a new military hotline, and new military talks. north korea's delegate made clear yesterday that north korea has nuclear weapons, won't give them up and that they're aimed at the united states. so even yesterday during peace talks, he was trying to drive a wedge between south korea and
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the united states. so president moon at the minute happy to tango, if you like, with north korea. the worry here and in washington is where is that dance going? bill neely, nbc news, seoul, south korea. some breaking news out of las vegas right now. where we're just finding out there has been a power outage at the las vegas convention center, home of the consumer electronics show. thousands of people are there right now. ces says it appears to be an isolated power outages. pictures on social media showing people standing around inside the dark exhibit hall. nbc bay area's scott budman is there. he's going to keep us posted as well on his twitter feed. more vehicles are being recalled because of a problem with the takata air bags. this is already the largest series of automotive recalls in u.s. history. toyota and honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles. those companies say impact to customers will be notified within the next couple of months. they come after takata revealed another 3 million inflaters are
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defective, they, too, can explode and fire shrapnel. in all, at least 20 people have died and more than 280 others have been hurt. the problem brought a criminal conviction and fine against takata and forced the japanese company into bankruptcy. palo alto native james franco is reacting overnight to allegations of sexual misconduct. three women have accused franco of past instances of misconduct. the biggest name, "breakfast club" star ali. she posted a vague tweet, why is james franco allowed in. said too much. this is during the golden globes. in a new interview out overnight, franco says he does not know what prompted the comments. >> okay, first of all, i have no idea what i did to ali. i directed her in a play off broadway. i had nothing but a great time with her. total respect for her. i had -- i have no idea why she was upset, she took the tweet down. i don't know. i can't speak for her. i don't know.
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the others, look, in my life i pride myself on taking responsibility for things that i've done. i have to do that to maintain my well-being. i do it whenever i know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, i make it a point to do it. >> viewers criticized franco because he wore the time's up pin in solidarity with the me too movement. franco says he wore that pin, quote, because i do support it. i wanted people to understand that there is -- there is hope. there is a way through this. >> former vice president joe biden is in town speaking about one of the hardest years of his life, the death of his son. the vp also addressed the current political climate. nbc bay area's ian cull listened to his talks and has more. >> reporter: vice president joe
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biden. a hall of 450 people greeted form former vice president joe biden in a sit-down discussion with former homeland security secretary and current uc president janet napolitano, diving into his book, where as the title suggests, he details a year of hope and hardship. >> he was the finest man i've ever known and his brother and sister share that view as well. >> reporter: talking about 2015, balancing living up to his responsibilities as his son beau battled cancer. he wanted to detail his son's life and help those who have also lost a loved one. >> they're part of you. they'll never go away. never go away. and the time will come when the memory of that beloved person you lost will bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. that's when you know. that's when you know you can make it. >> reporter: also sharing anecdotes from the white house, how he and the president had a deep friendship. >> if you can't admire joe biden as a person, you've got a
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problem. >> reporter: that his mom and son helped convince him to accept the vp nomination. however, he was not asked and didn't address whether he has future plans to run for president. >> this was his only public stop. when asked about the political climate nowadays, the former vp said, quote, get to know the opposition. get to know people. once you know someone and their problems, it's hard to not like them and show them respect. well, coming up, after a wet start to the week, we're tracking more dry conditions for the weekend. kari, a dramatic change from just a few days ago. >> yeah, but we still don't have a lot of sunshine here. we've got some light sprinkles falling in parts of the bay area. as we check out willow glenn for the day, upper 50s for the afternoon. you do still need a jacket. this is exactly where we should be for the beginning of january. we'll talk about if we'll get some average rainfall. that's coming up next. an expensive and unusual problem with a car followed by an all-too common silence from
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the manufacturer. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, nbc bay area responds next.
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san jose man who says his car radio glitch caused a nbc bay area responds to a san jose man who says that his car radio glitch caused a transmission failure. >> consumer investigator chris
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chmura is here to help explain how our response team helped sort out the bizarre situation. >> when michael modesto's radio went out, he tried to fix it himself. he found a fuse labelled spare and switched that fuse with a new one to get the radio working. well, the radio did work, but the car wouldn't run. michael towed his car to the local dealer where he learned his transmission had failed. why? michael says the service manager told him the spare fuse was incorrectly marked but it was actually linked to the transmission and that's what caused the failure. michael paid $175 to fix all of this. but he didn't think he should be on the hook for anything because the fuse was incorrectly marked, right? so he filed the claim with dodge for a refund, and you can guess what happened, they denied that claim. he reached out to us for help. we contacted dodge and michael received a $175 refund.
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fiat-chrysler, dodge's parent company wouldn't confirm if it the fuse was incorrectly march, instead it's pleased to resolve this issue and extending an apology to the customer. the way this was handled was inconsistent with company policy and practice. if you have a consumer complaint, please call us, 1-888-996-tips or log on to >> thanks, chris. >> check in with kari right now and get a break from the storms we've been happening and a dry weekend ahead. >> looking forward to some sunshine around here it's still really cloud and and drizzly here. check out our camera. in san francisco, very few raindrops hitting the camera lens there. in some parts of the bay area, you still can't put away the umbrella or at least take the hood off your jacket and enjoy some sunshine just yet.
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we're going to see a lot of these clouds lingering as we go into today and parts of the day tomorrow. here is a look at our current temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. we have even some upper 50s right now in san francisco. the seven-day forecast is up at the bottom of the screen, showing we will have a slight chance of rain for the rest of the day. the south bay seeing the temperatures reach up to 60 degrees in cupertino and 60 dpreegs also in gilroy. 58 in concord and 60 into hayward and fremont. daly city expect a high of 58 degrees, and ingle side and marina districts and 58 today in sonoma. pretty even temperatures all across the board and we won't see much of a change here as we go through the rest of the day through that commute. the roads may still be a little bit wet in a few spots, especially where we have the very light rain coming down but not expecting any heavy rain or standing water on the roadways.
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our temperatures cooling down into the low 50s by this evening. you do have to still wear something nice and warm. the rain outlook for the next several days. for today the rain quickly rolls out of here that we are seeing right now and by tomorrow there will be some light sprinkles developing farther to the north. this will be a very weak weather system. kind of passing on by and may bring in additional rainfall totals to ukiah and areas around santa rosa and farther to the north but most of the bay area will not see that. as we go into the weekend with some dry weather. check out this large storm developing offshore as we go into early next week. by monday, we'll start to see that rain moving in. that will quickly sweep on through and there will be another cold front and a system right behind that that will be bringing in more beneficial rain and some sierra snow. as we go into next week. so let's talk about that sierra snow. here is a look live at kirkwood at lake tahoe. i've been trying to check out
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the camera, seeing all the skiers there go up and down the mountains there. it's very nice. as we go through the next couple of days, we'll start to see the light snow flurries we're seeing now tapering off. our temperatures warming up as well, as we'll see the highs in the upper 40s by the end of the week and it's going to be a dry weekend as well. we are going to see more of the same so we're going to get a little bit more sunshine. in san francisco, highs in the low 60s. there goes that rain in the forecast early next week and we'll go from the mid-60s to the lower 60s, which i think still looks pretty good and it's also good to see that this rain that we've had is not it. we're going to see some more moving in early next week. marcus and laura? >> all right. there goes the rain. there goes the lights. this was breaking news on just a little while ago here on nbc bay area. out of las vegas, a power outage at the las vegas convention center, home of the consumer electronics show. this is a tweet from our scott budman, who is there at the
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show. all the lights are out right now. thousands of people are heading outside right now. ces says it appears to be an isolated power outage. a lot of pictures floating around social media right now, showing people standing around in exhibit halls in the dark, or i guess maybe seeking some of the brighter lights of outside. imagine the casinos going dark. >> yeah. >> more vehicles are being recalled. we're going to have more on that coming up in just a moment. to win a gold medal is insane. >> ready to bring home the gold again. we spoke with olympic skier maddie bowman on what she's doing to try to guarantee a repeat performance.
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as you saw this past weekend at the u.s. figure skating championship, two bay area skaters are headed to the games. >> if they want to know what it the like, they'll want to talk to the woman you're about to meet here. she's done it and done it again, maybe doing it again, too. garvin thomas is joining us to let us know what maddie bowman has been up to for the last four years. >> down the pipe. 720 for maddie bowman. >> reporter: when you win an olympic gold medal like south lake tahoe's maddie bowman did in 2014, the next thing you do is step on the top of a podium. it is a wonderful place to be, maddie says. >> that high you get when you win a gold medal is insane. >> reporter: but what maddie says she didn't realize at the time is that podium is also a platform. one that as an olympic gold medallist she gets to stand on every day for the rest of her
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life, really. >> it changed my life in a way that i wasn't really expecting. i, you know, i received this platform that i didn't have
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