tv Today in the Bay NBC September 26, 2019 4:30am-5:00am PDT
and our new sweet n' smokey homestyle chicken blt for $8.99. come on home to scratch-made. come on home to cracker barrel and a good thursday morning to you. taking a live look out at the bay bridge. a beautiful shot to start the morning and some relief in sight today. thanks for starting your morning here with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm kris sanchez in for laura sanchez. we were talking about outages yesterday. everybody has their lights back on except for butte county, but all of our bay area counties are doing well and have power once again. that must have been a long night. it was hot. >> it was hot. we made it through the peak of the heat. today we cool off. a look at our temperature trend. it will be a warm day, warmer than normal. definitely lower than yesterday reaching into the mid-80s by
early afternoon. as we go to the noon hour we'll see low 80s for many of our micro climates and a few spots reaching the mid-80s before it starts to come back down for the evening as gusty winds pick up. that will keep it cool for the weekend. we'll talk more about that. mike, there's a crash in san rafael. >> everybody is keeping it cool as well northbound. now let's show you northbound -- i can't show you because there are no lights. you see the headlights. that's the southbound commute. a crash was cleared around central san rafael. everything on the speed sensors looks great. there's a little blip coming into sunnyvale. we'll check on that. right there 580 through the altamont pass. back to you. thanks, mike. another hot button day is on tap in our nation's capital. a live look now at capitol hill where president trump is still denying accusations of
impeachment acts calling all the reporting a hoax. today, in just hours, acting director of national intelligence will testify. house speaker nancy pelosi to launch an inquiry. a complaint stems from the president's july phone call with the president of ukraine. notes show mr. trump asked the ukrainian leader to investigate his political rival, former vice president joe biden, and his son. this morning biden is firing back. meantime, key republicans are still defending the president. >> it is a violation of constitutional responsibility. >> from my point of view to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane. >> that full whistle-blower report was declassified late last night. it's expected to be released to
the public today. breaking news this morning. former french president jacques chirac has died. he served two terms starting in 1995. the tail end was defined by scandal and corruption allegations dating back to his time as mayor of paris. jacques chirac was 86 years old. b.a.r.t. will try to sol after problem costing the agency tens of billions of dollars every year. all that have lost revenue ends up impacting all of us. "today in the bay" bob redell and b.a.r.t.'s attempt to stop the fare evaders. it doesn't take long to see one, bob. >> reporter: unfortunately, you're correct. good morning to you, kris. people who don't pay to ride b.a.r.t. cost the transit agency $25 million a year. there's your standard fare gate. you can see why it's easy to invade the fare.
it doesn't take much to hop them. the b.a.r.t. board will consider three new designs to try to make it nearly impossible to pass through the gates without a ticket. the preferred option is this tall swing style fare gate. the next option is a retractable barrier. the final and third option is a floor-to-ceiling turnstile. now you might recisear b.a.r.t. two other designs at fruitvale b.a.r.t. they put in pop-up four inch blades on top of the regular red barriers. the transit agency removed those eventually. at richmond b.a.r.t. they've installed a double stacked barrier. b.a.r.t. doesn't plan on implementing that system wide but will keep them at the richmond b.a.r.t. station. the transit agency is leaning to this tall swing style that is similar to what's already used on muni. the board meets later this morning at 9:00. whatever solution the board decides on expect it to cost
between $115 million to $135 million. >> we know a lot of people want the fare evaders to be stopped. transportation leaders are talking about a likely extension of time when it comes to opening the much anticipated b.a.r.t. extension to san jose. initially they wanted it done by the year 2026. this is what it would look like once everything is complete. you can see it on your map. getting there now looks more tricky because of complexities in the new design plan. they say you might want to mark your calendar closer to the year 2030. that's not set in stone either. the single board design will cause less aboveground disruption. firefighters are still trying to determine what caused a fire that badly damaged a home last night in san francisco's silver terrace. it happened on thornton avenue and those flames made the roof collapse. the homes on either side were
damaged. no one was injured and no one was at home at the time. a man accused of setting 13 fires in the hills over milpitas over two days' time. investigators are charging 68-year-old freddie graham. they say the missouri man is responsible for starting the fires over the week including the reservoir fire which burned 128 acres. a witness says they spotted him friday and saturday. he faces 13 counts of arson along with a charge. we don't know why graham, who is from missouri, was in the bay area. a school district is turning to technology to stop vaping. >> this as 11 people nationwide have died from vaping and more than 1,000 are sick. "today in the bay" is taking a closer look at this story. this is becoming a lightning rod across the country.
>> reporter: kids younger and younger are using these products. that is why the redwood city d launching a new pilot program. the acting commissioner told congress that really these e-cigarettes, he says, aren't safe and should be mored. vaping opponents accuse of marketing to children by selling flavored products and elementary and middle school aged kids tell us their fellow classmates are already vaping on campus. >> he was trying to hide in the field. she gave it to some of her friends. >> reporter: so last night the redwood city school district board voted to install vaping detectors if all eight restrooms. that's a district's largest facility. the new detectors can sniff out e-cigarette vapors, something traditional detectors cannot do. juul has said that it will
suspend its advertising and will still be trying to help pass the prop c in san francisco which recently put a ban against all cigarettes -- e-cigarette sales. coming up on "today in the bay," one box store offering testing for members at a range of discount health programs. the list of options and who is available. a week after a burger's big debut, the meatless burger is heading east where customers will be able to buy the popular plant-based product.
good morning. i'm rahel solomon at cnbc headquarters. wall street is set to open higher this morning, stocks rising as optimism over trade and political implications of the house impeachment inquiry. the market is pushing higher after president trump told reporters a trade deal with china could happen, quote, sooner than you think. stocks having their best day in about two weeks. on today's watch list, reports on unemployment, he sales and second quarter gdp. sam's club is teaming up to offer discounts to members on everydaycare they might otherwise put off because of costs. members in michigan, pennsylvania and north carolina will be able to buy a package of services including dental, vision, and generic prescriptions. they range in fees from $50 for individuals to $240 for
families. the program could eventually be rolled out nationwide. sam's club says the program is designed to supplement insurance and reduce out-of-pocket costs. a week after the impossible burger made its grocery debut in california, the brand is heading east. it goes on sale at all 100 wegmann's stores in the united states and new york city. the impossible burger has been in restaurants for three years but just two months ago the fda approved the color additive the company uses to make it look and bleed like red meat. >> if i'm going to have a veggie burger, i want it to be veggie. thanks. >> it tastes good but i don't need it to look -- >> the bleeding we can leave alone. coming up on "today in the bay," kari hall is tracking a cooldown. how long has it been since we said that?
and it's going to be so amazing today. as we take a live look outside in dublin, it's already busy. as you get ready to head out, we're in the mid-60s and our temperatures warming up but not as hot as yesterday. we'll talk about that and more coming up next. much cooler here across the san mateo bridge. west 92, the peninsula. there's some activity there. what's going on for the south bay. you're watching "today in the bay."
few. a latin american dancing filled san francisco's city hall. this year's latino heritage celebration is in the history books following last night's big party. the theme was roots of resistance. the ceremony was put on by the mayor's office. julian castro took the stage. at the ceremony three honorees from the latino community were also recognized. he seems like a nice guy. maybe he's st the weather, something to smile about because the heat -- >> we're past the heat. no more fire danger, no more record temperatures. we're going to enjoy our coast into the week. a live look outside in san francisco. a clear start to the day. we make our way inland. you're heading out the door in
brentwood, how your morning will shape up. you'll be at 70 degrees in the next hour and before we start to heat it back up, 81 degrees at 11:00. let's go hour by hour taking a look at all of our micro climates, in the mid-60s to start. at lunch time we're at 81 degrees. concord at 83 degrees. 77 in napa. san francisco low 70s today. it's going to cool off quickly. by the morning commute even the inland s get outside. if you're standing in front of thetoday, short sleeves and shorts. we still need the summer gear. we're going to see that backing
off for the pacific northwest. some shower chances, possibly some snow in the high elevations of the sierra. we're laughing because we were just 100 degrees yesterday. we're in the upper 80s today. 75 tomorrow. mid-70s for the weekend. even down to 71 on monday before it warms up slightly. we're going to start out with drizzle in san francisco and along the coast. mike, you're checking on that slowing for sunnyvale. >> we have you and the team to keep track of the weather. dramatic changes. over here nothing dramatic. these are the speeds as you go from yellow to orange to red, you see speeds creep down there is one section with one lane reported blocked for overnight road crews right around fair oaks, the same area
we see the slowing. watch out for the flares or flashing lights. we don't have anything else reported through the area. we'll watch because the build should happen here traveling north into the area over the next half hour. no delays here for your drive down the east shore freeway. the cash lanes still sorting themselves out. that should provide a little bit of benefit. back to you. >> thanks, mike. a man wanted for murder is in jail here in the bay area. san mateo police arrested steven martinez on tuesday, accused of shooting and killing a man in june. he was one of three men who allegedly was hanging around the marina plaza shopping center and police say it's a hot spot for car break-ins. officers confronted the men and arrested them for having a
stolen car and fake licenses. city hall staff have one more tool in fighting opioid and heroin overdoses. if the staff sees someone on the ve streets who has overdosed they could potentially save their lives. they will offer training to the community. deaths jumped by 31% from 2017 to 2018. new this morning a federal bill aim at giving banking access to marijuana businesses is moving forward. the u.s. house of representatives passed the legislation yesterday and now moves to the senate. 33 states have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use including here in california. however, the federal prohibition on the drug has made it difficult for businesses to get bank accounts and loans. 4:51.
how is this for time, the a's may have just had their biggest win of the year and it comes as a battle for a wild card spot. >> goodwin going back on that baby's gone! >> all right. two-run homer by matt chapman top of the ninth gave the a's the lead in anaheim. that's how the game ended with four games left in the season. the a's hold aalf game lead for the first wild card spot and their magic number is three to clinch one of those two spots. go a's. the giants played last night but they're just playing out the string. hall of famer goose goosage were there to see the dramatic win. the giants also won with a tiebreaking homer notching his first ever may injure league home run sending the fans home
happy. >> that's good to see. >> congratulations. responds. >> reporter: north bay fire victims feeling shortchanged while rebuilding. i'm consumer investigator chris happening now a group of international astronauts are now onboard the international space station. they arrived overnight after blasting off from russia. the first astronaut from the united arab emirates is part of the crew. he will spend eight days aboard becoming the first to visit the giant laboratory that orbits our earth. we'll be right back after the break. my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo, comes with...
juul marketed mango, mint, and menthol flavors, addicting kids to nicotine. five million kids now using e-cigarettes. the fda said juul ignored the law with misleading health claims. now juul is pushing prop c, to overturn san francisco's e-cigarette protections., to big tobacco, no to prop c. my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo, deal talk! comes with fries and a drink. all for just the change in your couch. what... mr. wigglesworth? i thought we lost you. kevin?! try my new $4.99 blt cheeseburger combo. and a good thursday morning to you taking a live look out
right now as you can see palo alto 101 there for you. cars on the road getting ready for the day. mike will have a look at that commute in just a bit. as they finally rebuild their homes some north bay fire victims are feeling shortchanged. >> they turn to consumer investigator chris chmura and his team for help getting thousands of dollars back in their pockets. >> reporter: if your home burns down and your insurance pays up, you might not get the check. homeowners like gabe mccarthy told us their rebuilding money has been held in escrow and only paid out as construction progresses. gabe felt his idle money should be earning 2% interest. he found a state law that he feels backs him up. 2% interest might not sound like much until you think about how much it costs to rebuild a house. >> when it's close to half a million dollars at one point, 2% really starts to add up. >> reporter: he was $5,000 short but his calculation. tonight at 11:00 we'll tell you
what happened after we spoke up for gabe and another family. but there's a catch. our results were 50/50. we'll explain how that happened and why some fire victims are demd demanding the state take action. if you have a complaint call us 1-888-996-tips. i'll join you again tonight at 11:00. >> thanks, chris. the pga safeway open starts today. >> guess who is already stealing the show. steph curry pointing out he can hit any shot with a basketball. even when it's from 60 feet on the golf course and even when they ask him to do it again. >> that's not a boomerang. >> phil mickelson in a practice round, he was on fire, as they say, as well at one point doing the trademark shimmy following a nice play.
>> let's see the shimmy. come on. >> he did it. coming up on "today in the bay" we head out live to capitol hill. another critical day there as the acting director of national intelligence is preparing to testify in front of lawmakers. in about 60 minutes his involvement in the whistle-blower case. and let's get you out the door with a look at how the day will shape up for you. temperatures in the upper 60s. upper 70s by 11:00. we only go up a few more degrees from there. more about what's ahead in the forecast coming up next. and here we go looking at san rafael again. there are indeed cars traveling north and they've cleared that crash in this area. how do i use better than bouillon?
cracker barrel makes every meal one to remember. with favorites like sunday homestyle chicken, now available every day. and our new sweet n' smokey homestyle chicken blt for $8.99. come on home to scratch-made. come on home to cracker barrel right now at 5:00, whistle blowing and calls for impeachment rising. acting director of national intelligence joseph maguire set to testify shortly before the house intelligence committee in about an hour from now. we are standing by live for the hearing. first up next a live report from capitol hill on what mr. maguire's expected to say about that whistle-blower case. and temperatures finally falling after two days of extreme heat gripping the bay area sparking fire concerns and power outages. what we're tracking rht "today in the bay" continues. and a good morning to you. thanks for starting your morning right here wit i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia.
traffic for super commuters. we want to start with kari because you have good news. >> we're coming down out of the high temperatures and upper 80s. we'll be up to 88 in pittsburgh. 83 in oakland and for the peninsula. san francisco mostly stays in the 70s. north bay reaching into the upper 80s. a few low 90s. a new crash in the nmmute. good news it's standard. maybe lighter than standard coming into livermore out of the altamont. some slowing through consuc