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food sunday. it is 7:00 on the dot. here is a live look in downtown san jose on this september 29th, just one more day of september. thanks so much for joining us. i am kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. it officially became fall this past week and boy, did we accelerate. yesterday was really chilly and so windy. >> it was really gusty. we had a cold front drop down. that kicked up the wind and it also kept our temperatures cooler and kira, tonight, it will get colder. get ready. >> i'm cold just think being in it. >> you'll need the jacket this afternoon. beautiful view over san jose.
it's not as windy inland but the coastline is seeing upwards of 20 plus miles per hour. san jose right now though 49 degrees. we dipped down below the 50s, some areas even in the 30s right now. san francisco 53 degrees. wind speeds about 8 miles per hour. now the 24-hour temperature change is pretty significant, napa is seeing overnight lows in the 30s. we expect cold overnight lows tonight, a very cold start into monday and tuesday, and our afternoon highs are only going to be climbing into the upper 60s. so certainly going to be one of those days where you really bundle up. i was cracking up because it was completely a california day yesterday where people were bundled. >> it was sunny though, but windy, so it was like confusing. yes. all right, we'll look forward to your full forecast in 15 minutes. vianey, thanks. a local police department is opening multiple investigations after a police officer shot two
people. this happened just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday in san mateo as police were patrolling the parking lot at hillsdale mall. they spotted this stolen chevy, and attempted to pull it over. the driver sped away throwing credit cards out of the window. the chevy hit another car on east hldale ulevard and eventually pulled into this cul-de-sac where officers got out of their cruiser and approached the driver, who then sped toward the officers, forcing one to shoot at the car. the two people inside the stolen car were hit, taken to the hospital for their injuries. san mateo police will now open three separate investigations, one focusing on the original crime of the stolen car and one to determine whether the officer who fired his weapon acted within department policy. both of those investigations led by the police department. a third investigation will look into the use of force by police led by the san mateo county district attorney's office. to a chaotic celebration in the north bay, yesterday a fire
ripped through a wedding venue, destroying at least three buildings and forcing people to flee. "today in the bay's" marianne favro has more. >> reporter: this birthday party ended abruptly when flames engulfed a nearby building at the wine tasting complex, with strong winds up to 45 miles an hour pushing the flames, party-goers say the fire quickly doubled in size. >> this fire started this big in the front of the street right here by the driveway, the fire started, it was a little bon fire and within ten minutes it was a massive blaze and everybody's running to try to get person effects. >> reporter: patty warned people to get out. >> i smelled smoke and it was very clear it was close so i ran out and told everybody, run, run, run, run u run. >> reporter: not only did the people at this birthday party run but guests at two weddings at cornerstone wereorced to evacuate. in addition a mandatory evacuation order was ordered for about 200 people in homes and businesses within a one-mile
radius of the intersection of highways 116 and 121 near shellville. more than 100 firefighters responded. the shell vista fire protection district chief says the fire is not considered suspicious, and it's possible a discarded cigarette may be to blame. a fire started in a ditch, spread to vegetation and destroyed three winery complex outbuildings. fortunately no one was hurt. marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." we are learning new details about a shooting in richmond friday night after a high school football game at deanza. we told but this yesterday morning, this is new surveillance video showing people scatter. you can see them running there, and a dark sedan that sped away after shots rang out. police say two teens are in serious condition, and a third is recovering from minor injuries. the shooting happened at groups of high school students were walking near the high school shortly after the game against
pinole valley. now to decision 2020. senator kamala harris is here in the bay area, as she works to reinvigorate her campaign, opening a new campaign office in oakland. last night in san francisco, talking to supporters in chinatown, one of the topics she touched on, president trump's impeachment inquiry. "today in the bay's" sergio quintana has there and has more. >> reporter: senator kamala harris had a warm reception for her visit to the ma nil pla town heritage museum. many of those in the audience know her well from her prior campaigns for san francisco district attorney, california attorney general, and for u.s. senate. but her presidential campaign has hit a soft patch among the rest of california's voters. it's something she and her supporters aren't worried about right now. >> i have a very complicated relationship with polls. almost every poll for every one of my races for district attorney and attorney general said i couldn't win. >> if you look back in history, candidates like kamala harris are the ones who move further through the polls. >> reporter: the latest poll
from the uc berkeley institute of governmental studies puts her in fourth place among likely california primary voters. she's dropped five points since the last poll, down to single digits. >> she's got problems. they're probably repairable because there's so much time left between now and when we get really serious about the nomination. ♪ >> reporter: on the swing through the bay area, she'll be revisiting oakland where she kicked off her presidential run, her visit comes as her colleagues in the u.s. house of representatives launched impe h impeachment inquiry against president donald trump. she's been tough on joe biden during the democratic debates but came to his defense against newly released transcript summaries of conversations showing president trump trying to convince the president of the ukraine to launch an investigation against biden and his son hunt per >> as far as i'm concerned, leave joe biden alone, just leave him alone. >> reporter: sergio quintana, "nbc bay area news." >> dr. jill biden continues her campaign fund-raising tour of the bay area this weekend, in support of her husband, joe
biden's 2020 presidential bid. dr. biden seen here at a fund-raising event friday night in san francisco. yesterday she made stops in sonoma and fremont. as the calendar turns to october on tuesday, pumpkin patches are popping up across the bay area, sun is a priority and so are safety and security following the mass shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. yesterday was the opening day at yasugi farms in san martin, just a few miles away from the garlic festival location. this year, there will be extra uniformed santa clara county deputies patrolling the grounds. the gm of the pumpkin festival tells us she wants everyone to feel safe. >> we've always had a security team out here with armed guards but with everything that happened at the gilroy garlic festival we wanted that presence here to give people the sense of security. >> yasugi farms is expecting 45,000 visitors each weekend
over the next month. more developments in a street fight in san francisco, a battle over boulders, you could call it, early yesterday morning some of these massive rocks were pushed into the street for a third time. neighbors there have been spending their own money to install the boulders, this is on clinton park and alleyway between dolores and valencia streets in the mission. the idea was to discourage homeless people from camping on the sidewalks by creating less room there but some are pushing back. homeless advocates say it sends a message of hate. others point out that people with disabilities can't navigate around the boulders. the city says it has no plans to remove the rocks. police found themselves in an unusual position at a local pumpkin patch yesterday. this is in petaluma, where officers say they spotted a man accused of slking his ex-girlfriend. he ran into the corn maze, and hid from them.
they say it was taking them so long to find him that they nearly called off their search. in the end, pet luna police did find the man and arrested him. we are learning new details about the man accused of setting fires last weekend in the bay area. he was visiting for his high school reunion. last week, we reported more than a dozen wildfires were burning in milpitas. police arrested this man, freddy graham, who they say set the fires. last saturday night graham reportedly attended the 50th reunion of samuel ayer high school now closed but used to be in milpitas. he allegedly set 13 fires over the course of two days aft he flew in from missouri. no buildings were burned during those fires. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, we go live to washington for a preview of "meet the press" with chuck todd. plus his parents say he once was a shy kid, now he's the newly crowned homecoming king. we'll bring you a sweet update
welcome back. we are joined in the studio with our political analyst larry gerst gerston. welcome. it is time for our weekly chat with chuck todd, moderator of preston sullivan. thanks for joining us this morning. >> happy to. >> happy, thanks so much. chuck, this past week nancy pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry. what do you think really has changed and what comes next? >> i think what's changed is democrats know what they're focused on here. the general calls for impeachment, mueller related, what about this charge, what about that charge? what changed is there is an act he did as president that is self-contained, the mueller report was always about other people on trump's behalf doing
things, not about him per se. this is about him, and i think like the nixon tapes did once you heard them it sortf changed a lot of views when it came to i think reading near transcript, not official but close enough, when you read it, you heard the president's voice. it was phrases that you know, so it was him doing it and i think that is what changed pelosi's calculation because frankly it's why you've seen even the public shifting into something happened here, something deserves investigating here. >> great point. >> chuck, assuming the impeachment goes through we're talking about a tiny issue in terms of the short period of time between now or when it ends and the election. how does that work together or does it? >> well, larry, i've been skeptical that is does, but do you realize that 1998 the clinton impeachment actually moved very fast even though is
started slow. the starr report took forever. once they got to the point of the formal impeachment inquiry which began in early october in a four-month period, they opened the inquiry, filed the articles of impeachment in november and december. they had the trial in january and the verdict in february. that's about the pace i think this has to be on for this not to get with too much interfering with the 020 election but larry, at some point, you'll hear adam schiff say this today, there is going to be a point where they may suddenly look at the calendar and die they don't have time to do this and sort of not have it impact the president. >> sticking with this whole idea of the ukraine event and what it's led to, a former vice president joe biden of course is in the bullies eye for the trump and ukraine defense. is the attention that biden receives from president trump likely to help, hurt him or have
animpact? >> yes. i think it's all of the above. and honestly, i think that's what, you know, look you talk to all these democratic presidential campaigns, all not sure how this is going to work but the fear is this, when you talk to the candidates not named warren or biden, the fear is this race freezes in place sort of like a caution flag at a stock car race where you're waiting to see what it looks looks like post impeachment and we engage and in reality, it's what does biden look like in january, right, what happens? i think that's the unknown. we're going to find out how much does biden engage in this time period, how much does he not engage, does the lack of focus on warren strengthen her buss she doesn't get at tack we thought was coming had she had a normal fall campaign. there is he a lot of things we don't know but the biggest thing is what will joe biden's political standing look at the start of 2020? give me that answer and we'll
know for sure whether he'll be the nominee or not. >> we'll wait and see, three more months, thanks, chuck, as always, for your insight. we appreciate it. join chuck this morning for "meet the press," he'll have a live interview with house representative adam schiff, also an exclusive interview with representative steve scalise and exclusive interview with the foreign minister of iran. tune in to "meet the press" at 8:00 right here after this newscast. stick with us. larry will be back in about 40 minutes for our weekly political segment, look at president trump's dealings with the president of ukraine. you're going to lay out a sort of time line leading up to the impeachment inquiry so we look forward to getting that insight. thanks, larry. see you soon. turning oother news a comeback story 24 years in the making, just yesterday santa clara held its first parade of champions, since 1995, more than
2,000 marchers across 100 entries took part, including 11 marching bands. the parade of champions began back in 1945, it became a legacy in santa clara. at one point only the pasadena rose parade was bigger. in 1995 the founder retired, the parade was suspended indefinitely. the community is thrilled that it's back. >> it is an amazing demonstration of music and i really loved the whole design and the whole organization of this is really surprising to me. >> i love all the participation of the bands and the home tour, and the old squad. >> of course, next year i'm thinking i'm going to have a booth. >> the parade of champions has that title because its mission is to showcase the city's champions from sports to civic to business leaders to art culture and now tech. a homecoming coronation in the east bay for a deserving young man. take a look. >> yes!
>> gus exapolias was crowned homecoming king at north gate high school in walnut creek friday night. you saw everyone cheering him on. gus has down's syndrome. his parents said he used to be so shy but this is his senior year at high school and they say he's coming out of his shell. you might recognize gus because our own garvin thomas interviewed gus in his "bay area proud" series in january. we are thrilled for the new king. let's check in with vianey arana with a look at our sunday forecast. boy, yesterday was like we are in fall. >> the wind, it was cooler, i know, and wait for it, because if you are headed up to lake tahoe this weekend we skipped over fall and went to winter. i want to show you this shot, this is currently by the way the most recent live look at what the sierra is looking like. this is fresh powder in squaw
valley in lake tahoe. isn't that amazing? this is a live look right now. this is what the folks woke up to this morning. we were talking about that cold front that's what dipped down our temperatures and what brought those gusty winds especially if you were hanging out anywhere around the coastline. we saw 40 plus-mile-per-hour gusts. 60, 70-mile-per-hour gusts in the hilltops. today it will be breezy and we're waking up a lot chillier. 49 degrees in san jose. time to bring out the coats. you want to wear one tonight because the temperatures are expected to dip down colder. san francisco 53, wind speeds nice and light, immediate coastline and half moon bay seeing temperatures right now in the 40s for palo alto. san jose 46 but look at napa, 39 degrees, that's about a 12-degree difference compared to yesterday morning at this exact hour, so certainly feeling the chill factor out there. now, let's talk about what we've got going on for sunday. right now it's beautiful and
clear. we have our own storm ranger up and scanning. you may have seen yesterday we had some storms off to the north and the east, and it brought some tornado warnings for areas near sacramento, sacramento saw thunderstorm activity. it was certainly hectic, a scary situation for the folks out there. satellite radar you can see that system trekked out east. we have another trough dropping down and that's going to bring believe it or not rain chances to our area, very, very light chance of showers mainly the far northern areas and inland east bay. your microclimate highs for today are going to be a lot cooler, 67 degrees in oakland, only topping out in the upper 60s for san jose at 69. look at concord, 70 degrees. 64 degrees for san francisco, and over the next couple of hours, again we want to talk about those winds, so a lot less wind activity through the afternoon. we're going to continue with the breezy conditions, but let's get right to the chances of rain. the winds are going to pick up later tonight as that trough drops down and then our hour by hour outlook shows shower
chances especially through the middle and the evening. look at that, 7:30, again a lot of this rain might not make it to the ground. right now our models are showing a couple hundredths of an inch in terms of rainfall totals. this cld carry the chance of seeing spotty showers into early monday morning for your monday morning commute. it won't be completely washed out but just enough to see sheen on the roads. the wintereaer advisory for the srr mountains, snow near the 5,000 elevation mark and we'll get the early shower chances again, not really big amounts of rain especially considering right now it's very clear and beautiful. by tuesday 65 degrees and then by wednesday we get another system that rolls on through, and that is going to warm us back up into the 80s for inland areas. kira? >> what a roller coaster, back up to 80, vianey, thanks. 7:21. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up. the only way to break stereotypes is to be the person that breaks it. >> changing the way we view the
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welcome back. a bay area artist wants to change how people view homelessness, not the issue but the people. the san jose mom is sketching and drawless the homeless hoping others will see them in a different light. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas shows us this n this morning's "bay area proud." >> she came to the south bay from india 20 years ago. she thought it was for school but now she's a a graphic designer, mother of two living what she calls her little suburban life but now she's using her art to open her world and hopefully do the same for others. every piece of art suhita creates starts not with a brush stroke but with a question. >> the question has to be mine. it's what drives this sort of
wanting to work on something long-term. >> reporter: like her recent projects sketching vintage signs of san jose. suhita was curious about her adopted city's past. >> i've seen it only as silicon valley but drawing these signs sort of made me research them and go back to a time when it was farm country and all this stuff t gave me a sense of place. >> reporter: it was doing this project that led to suhita's next. standing on downtown san jose streets brought her closer to the homeless than she had ever been and she wanted to know who they were. >> i got talking to people that i wouldn't usually talk to in my little suburban life. this has been the thought process that i have no name and face to a life very different from mine. >> she reached out to recovery cafe in san jose. >> you talk for however long it takes to tell the story.
>> reporter: now learning the names and faces of those who have or are battling homelessness or addiction. >> we are hoping to take this forward, too. >> reporter: she sits for an hour or so with her subject, sketching the portrait. >> started attending groups here -- >> reporter: while hearing their story and including bits of that around the edges. suhita completed close to a dozen of them, but first going on display at the santa clara county government center last week. >> when i talk to these people and they have a face and a story, what is incredible is how it is the resilience of the human spirit. >> beautiful. >> reporter: the whole experience has changed homelessness from an issue to individuals for suhita and that is just what she hopes it does for the rest of us. >> and i just think putting a face and an individual story changes how you interact with
somebody you meet the next time. >> suhita has given the project the name faces of recovery, and she's hoping to continue doing many more of these portraits. garvin thomas, "nbc bay area news." >> beautiful. it is 7:27. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, just dropping in, the creative way one burglar broke into a bay area store and guess what? it was all caught on camera. also, the man known as the prince of song has died. how mexican singer jose jose is being remembered.
♪ are you ready? ♪ are you ready for some fun? ♪ ♪ ♪ are you ready? ♪ we can't stop, we've only just begun. ♪ ♪ ♪ oooooooooo... ♪ i'll show you something ♪ neeeeeewwww. ♪ i'll show you something, i'll show you something... ♪ ♪ neeeeeewwww. ♪ good sunday morning. it is september 29th. taking a live look outside in downtown san jose looks like a nice morning out there at 7:29. look at that number, 49 degrees. >> it's so cold. >> it is so cold. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast.
we went from 90s last week to -- >> 80s to 70s now we're in the 60s, and then overnight. >> windy yesterday. >> it was so windy. i love california. we're so dramatic. i saw people with down jackets yesterday, full-blown east coast swag out here. >> it was funny because we're both from california. but we both lived on the east coast. we know. >> the boots are in full effect. a beautiful view of the golden gate bridge. it's clear. the skies are beautiful, but the temperatures are a little cooler. look at that, 53 degrees inan francisco. just to give you an idea, here is a look at your microclimate highs. we'll talk about upper 60s for the south bay. low 70s the interior valleys. notice the words on the side, says breezy and yes it says showers. right now models are showing insignificant rain totals. showers for the north bay and the east bay mainly but it's a couple hundredths of abinch. look at this shot, this is squaw valley high camp lake tahoe.
that is fresh powder, winter weather advisory plans to drive up there, check the road conditions first simply because it's gusty windy, we're expecting more rain and i'll give you a closer look at what you can expect at lake tahoe and looking at through the start of the work week coming up in 15 minutes. >> kind of at this point, nothing surprises me this whole year has been such weird weather >> absolutely. >> snow in september, sure. see you in 15 minutes, vianey, thanks. a local police department is opening multiple investigations after a police officer shot two people. this happened just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday in san mateo, as police were patrolling the parking lot at hillsdale mall. they spotted a stolen chevy and attempted to pull it over as the driver sped away. the passenger threw credit cards out the window. the stolen car hit another car on east hillsdale boulevard and eventually pulled into this cul-de-sac where officers got
out of their cruiser who approached the driver who sped toward the officers forcing one to shoot. two people were hit and taken to the hospitalor their injuries. san mateo police will now open three separate investigations, one focusing on the original crime of the stolen car and one to determine whether the officer who fired his weapon acted within department policy. both of those investigations led by the police department. a third investigation will look into the use of force by police led by the san mateo county district attorney's office. to a chaotic celebration in the north bay, yesterday a fire ripped through a wedding venue, destroying at least three buildings and forcing people to flee a birthday party. "today in the bay's" marianne favro takes us there. >> reporter: this birthday party ended abruptly when flames engulfed a nearby building at the wine tasting complex, with strong winds up to 45 miles an hour pushing the flames, party-goers say the fire quickly
doubled in size. >> this fire started this big in the front of the street right here by the driveway, the fire started, it was a little bon fire and within ten minutes it was a massive blaze and everybody's running to try to get person effects. >> reporter: patty warned people to get out. >> i smelled smoke and it was very clear it was close so i ran out and told everybody, run, run, run, run, run. >> reporter: not only did the people at this birthday party run but guests at two weddings at cornerstone were forced to evacuate. in addition a mandatory evacuation order was ordered for about 200 people in homes and businesses within a one-mile radius of the intersection of highways 116 and 121 near shellville. more than 100 firefighters responded. the shell vista fire protection district chief says the fire is not considered suspicious, and it's possible a discarded cigarette may be to blame. a fire started in a ditch, spread to vegetation and destroyed three winery complex
outbuildings. fortunately no one was hurt. marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." new surveillance video from friday night's shooting in richmond after a high school football game at deanza. a third is recovering from minor injuries, it happened as groups of high school students were walking near deanza high, shortly after the game against pinole valley. new video of a daring burglary in pittsburg early yesterday morning. as you can see,he tef broke an upper window and climbed over the door falling on his way in, and having trouble getting up. he set off the store's alarm. officers didn't get there in time to arrest the would-be burglar. police haven't said what that burglary was able to steal once he was able to get up.
top democrats say the impeachment investigation into president donald trump could wrap up by the end of the year. at least 225 house democrats now support some type of impeachment action and are insisting on a tight time line, but nbc news's sarah dallof reports the president and his personal lawyers are doubling down on their defense. >> reporter: president donald trump on twitter and on the defense this weekend. >> they're trying to stop me because i'm fighting for you. >> democrats lay out a tight time line in their impeachment inquiry. >> we expect subpoenas to go out more first of next week as well so we're moving with all speed. >> reporter: democrats are ekin rds of interactions between the president, his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, and ukraine's government. according to the whistle-blower complaint, giuliani traveled to ukraine this summer and met with a presidential adviser about a plan to investigate joe biden. >> would i like to testify and
tell my story? sure. i've been telling it all the time. >> reporter: ukraine's former chief prosecute tells richard engel he was also in contact with giuliani. >> i have spoken with him maybe ten times. >> reporter: was giuliani asking you about the biden? >> yes. >> reporter: the president's campaign doubling down on unsubstantiated accusations former vice president biden pressured ukraine to fire its prosecutor to protect his son, who served on the board of the ukrainian gas company. >> they lost the election. now they want to steal this one. >> reporter: there's been no evidence of wrongdoing by either biden. joe biden says the president is afraid of him. >> it's pretty clear that he will stop at nothing. not surprising that i've become the object of his attention. >> reporter: intensifying emotions and pressure as the investigation ramps up. sarah dallof, nbc news. now to some sad news for
music fans. legendary mexican singer and songwriter jose jose died yesterday at the age of 71. he passed away in florida while battling pancreatic cancer. he rose to fame in 1970 after he performed at the festival d de la matina. his fans called him the prince of song. back here at home it's not a myth but a fact. a co-host car was broken into friday night that happened in san francisco. adam savage says most of what was taken wasn't of any value but he took to twitter asking the public for help to find the car. you may remember it from the mythbusters episode indiana jones. a san jose firefighter was among those honored during this year california firefighters memorial ceremony in sacramento. >> richard wardall, san jose.
[ bell ringing ] >> 64-year-old richard wardall retired from the san jose fire department in 2011. shortly thereafter diagnosed with cancer linked to his work as a firefighter. every fall the california state honors firefighters who died in the line of duty the past year. this year 34 firefighters were remembered. >> they hailed from different walks of life but they shared each of them the same heart of a public servant, they shared the same conviction, they shared the same bravery, and now they share a permanent place on this wall for making the ultimate sacrifice. >> each family was presented with a flag at yesterday's ceremony and the names of each firefighter was added to the memorial wall on the grounds of the state capitol. shifting gears, still ahead on "today in the bay" the a's clinch home field advantage for
welcome back. the oakland kocoliseum will be rocking wednesday when the a's take on the rays in a winner take all wild card game. here's how the a's clinched home field advantage. they needed a win in seattle and they got it. third inning, ramon laureano crushes a solo home run over the a's bullpen in left field and that was the only run of the game. a's win 1-0. first pitch for wednesday's wild card game at the coliseum is set for 5:07 p.m. now to the other team, one more game, it's the final weekend for giants manager bruce bochy, and it's a chance for
giants fans to say good-bye. before the giants game yesterday san francisco mayor london breed presented bochy with a key to the city, and he certainly deserved it for what he's done for the city. bochy has been with the giants for 13 years. in that time, three world series titles. we'll have complete coverage of the big sendoff at oracle park and boy, will we miss him. another giants legend was honored yesterday as well, the team's late former president, peter mcgowan is now on the wall of fame. he was honored with a bronze plaque during a pregame ceremony outside oracle park. he is the first non-player to join the 52 other giants legends who are currently on the wall. friends, family and former players gathered to speak about the legacy that mcgowan left behind. >> took his vision and a group of people to ride along with him so create what all of us have here living around such a beautiful ball park, apartments,
jobs, there's a lot than just oracle ball park. >> barry bonds out to honor peter mcgaowan. the wall of fame was established by mcgowan in 2008, serves as a tribute to the greatest players of the san francisco era. golf's biggest stars are still battling in napa at the safeway open, two new names at the top of the leaderboard because the appropriately named cameron champ took the lead with this putt. then on 8 a beautiful shot for nick taylor, his approach from the fairway landing within a couple feet of the pin. he would birdie the hole to move into a tie for the lead, beautiful. adam scott with a shot of the day, his approach on the par 4 17, take a look at this. it didn't even bounce.
that's good for an eagle. today is the final round of that tournament. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." it is just shy of 7:44. coming up, how did we get here? political analyst larry gerston rejoins us live in studio. he'll help us sort through the chain of events that got us to an impeachment inquiry for president donald trump. your lines marked. it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines. we provide you the information so you will dig safely.
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a new samsung note. click, call or visit a store today. leave the structure, call 911, keep people away, and call pg&e right after so we can both respond out and keep the public safe. welcome back. last week, humors emerged over an inappropriate telephone conversation between president trump and ukrainian president zelenskiy. a few days ago rumors became allegations courtesy of a nine-page whistle-blower document. that document led many house democrats to now call for impeachment. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us once again to help us catch our breath. i just kind of went over that there, but how did we get to
this point so quickly? to us seems quickly. this seems to have unfolded been five days. >> let me reface my remarks saying this is serious business. this is not just another issue of the day, it's serious no matter how it turns out. how did it happen, with claims that president trump pressured the ukrainian president for dirt on former vice president biden. if true, that would be a crime, according to american law. the president denied any misdeeds. pressure increased on president trump to release a transcript of the conversation within a couple of days and so he did so, provided an account of the conversation, not a transcript, but at least an account that showed he actually asked zelenskiy for help to harm biden. meanwhile another allegation surfaced, this time that the president had withheld at least 250 million, it's closer to 400 million now in military aid to
ukraine pending ukraine's help on trump's request. there is the chain and it doesn't sound too pretty. >> as you're saying it, it is serious but does it rise to the level of impeachment? >> yes, that's the great question and one we need to ask over and over again. whatever the merits here, kira, these claims might have died down, might have died down over time. a day or so, the whistle-blower said to the intelligence committees inspector general the nine-page letter you talked about with claims by at least a half dozen white house employees about several trump transgressions. the inspector general by the way is the designated government employee for handling claims of poor government, malfeasance, any illegalities things like that. at its core, the letter contended that trump used his relationship with zelenskiy to help himself at the expense of america's national security. that's serious business. the whistle-blower also alleged that trump covered up his activities by moving the official transcript of the
ukrainian discussion to a top secret computer available only to a few people. the inspector general, a trump employee, by the way, deemed the claim so credible and urgent, given their detail and independent corroboration by several others. since then, democratic support for an impeachment inquiry soared from 144 members on monday to 224 members on friday, speaker pelosi until now slow to back any inquiry now says it's time to really move forward. that's how this thing has moved. >> quickly, what does it include, who does it include? what happens this week? >> here's the layout. over the next few weeks i think six or so weeks perhaps six committees in the house will delve into various elements of the whistle-blower claims. most of the heavy lifting done by the intelligence committee given the focus in the ukraine area. the committee is chaired by
southern california's adam schiff and local representative jackie speier among its members. >> how do all the committees determine what to do next? >> the committee also sit down and interview, compose several people who were cited if that report as well as others. we don't know exactly whether the whistle-blower will be interviewed because of concerns for his or her identity and safety, should an interview occur. if it does, it will be in closed session. if the committees determine there is sufficient evidence to impeach the president, the speaker will then ask for an impeachment vote which requires a simple majority to forward to the senate a trial. the trial would be overseen at the senate by chief justice of the supreme court but let's remember much has to be learned because such a move is even considered. and if the trial occurs, it takes a two-thirds vote in the senate to convict. that's never happened. >> still some ifs. wish we could talk more as
it is 7:53. pour yourself a cozy cup of coffee. it's going to be a cold day ahead by california standards. san francisco beautiful start right now, clear skies over the golden gate bridge. current temperatures 53 degrees. you probably noticed it was very gusty last night, especially if you were hanging out around the
coastline, that's because the cold front dropped down. notice how it cleared out the skies. no cloud cover right now. beautiful view of san jose there. 49 degrees right now in downtown san jose. make sure to bundle up as you head out the door. meanwhile throughout the afternoon, let's talk about your temperatures right now 39 degrees in napa, so it's very cold and your daytime highs will eventually warm up, but there will be running a few degrees cooler compared to yesterday. so it's going to be breezy. 67 degrees in oakland. 68 up through napa. down through the south bay we're talking upper 60s for san jose. 69 degrees and yes, i have the word showers in there. the reason for that is because we have a trough that's going to drop down and it's going to bring the chance of seeing some showers mainly for far napa, sonoma counties and the east bay so for that reason we have our very own mobile doppler radar storm ranger up and scanning. you may have seen all of the warnings that came out of sacramento from an intense system that passed through,
triggering some tornado warnings. satellite radar things are shaping out in through the late evening hours, so let's look at the hour by hour outlook. this is your time line right here. shower chances especially for the mid i would say 5:00, 7:00 hour look at some of the pockets are rain, again very insignificant rain totals, a lot of areas may not see it, but as we kind of fast forward this time line we get a couple of pockets of showers that pushed through so it might be just enough to where you notice it. it causes a sheen on the roads, through tomorrow, early morning through midday and it will clear out and be breezy. another big story was that sierra snow. this is a current look right now at tahoe north star using our weather underground cameras. th is fsh powder. they have a lake wind advisory in effect and winter weather advisory. the reason being it's going to be gusty in your drive up there and then we're tracking more snow headed into tonight. let's look at that time line through the next couple of hours. right now we're seeing a couple
snowflakes. temperature its 30s by about 8:00. we'll notice the snowfall picking up overnight into early tomorrow morning. if you had plans to head out early on monday morning, be careful. that winter weather advisory will be in place through 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. it's going to be gusty locally. snow near 5,000 feet. not a crazy amount of accumulation but it's pretty impressive, considering how early we are. we're not even in winter yet. over the next seven days, again a chance, slight chance of early morning showers into monday for san francisco and then notice by wednesday, our temperatures start to go back up into the 70s because we get another system that rolls through but all in all we'll remain pretty cool and comfortable, certainly through today and into monday. a chilly start on tuesday, we're talking 30s which may trigger a couple of freeze advisories in the far napa sonoma area so definitely you asked for it and fall has arrived. >> fall has surely arrived. then we'll be back up to 85 on
saturday. >> i know. >> it's like i never know where we are in the bay area. >> a jacket handy. >> keep everything handy. vianey, thanks. before we go, we want to show you cowboy hats are a part of the napa county sheriff's department's new look. the department just issued the new cowboy hats to its officers. they say the hats were too full. they protect deputies from the sun and they are a tribute to the area's historical legacy. >> i lived in texas for nearly two years, and i regret that i never bought a cowboy hat living in texas or cowboy boots. i got to go back. >> go back and visit. >> always in my heart. >> i love those hats. good for napa sheriff's deputies. thanks for making us a part of her morning. sunday night football night in america and xfinity sports sunday time 8:30, followed by a special edition of "nbc bay area news" at 9:00. of course our crew will be back on again at 11:00 tonight and
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this sunday, the impeachment debate. >> betrayal of his oath of office. aybetr of our national security. and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. >> speaker nancy pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry, as details emerge from a whistle-blower about president trump's ly phone call with ukraine's president. >> it's hard to imagine a more serious set of allegations than those contained in the complaint. >> the president saying i would like you to do us a favor, though, and urging an investigation of joe biden as he withheld military aid. >> it's another witch hunt. here we go again. >> demraon thettack. >> very serious co
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