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for about 275,000 bucs. right now at 11:00, a foggy start to the holiday weekend, and there are more changes on the way. millions of people across the bay area and the country are on the move. our weather will dictate many of our plans or delays, and our weather's about to take a turn. this is a live look at the fog rolling in there in concord. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. walk us through these next 42, 72 hours here. >> you can see in walnut creek right here that fog really is
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developing pretty thick. an overhead view is showing most of the fog is concentrated to the north and the east bay. right now visibility in concord dropping down to about a quarter of a mile. and also a quarter mile in napa. i want you to be thinking about this if you're leaving over the next couple of hours into tomorrow morning. watch out for that fog. now as you are in the car if you're headed off to the north, cloud cover near redding, milder towards southern california. and watch out over the mountain passes. they are still slick from some wintery conditions. we have rain in seattle, also portland and new orleans. otherwise look at all of the sunshine. coming up in 16 minutes you got to stay tuned for this. we are tracking our storm that will be off to the north by tomorrow night. again in 15 minutes. >> we will see you shortly. thank you, jeff. another live look at that fog at this hour. be sure to head to
11:02 pm that's where you're going to get the most up to date forecast more accurate than your iphone weather and tailored radar specific to your neighborhood. we have new details about the tragedy at a north bay elementary school. counselors were on campus trying to console the students and staff. >> reporter: classes were in session today here as grief counselors were on hand as police investigated what happened to take the life of a 7-year-old boy. >> it's definitely upsetting that would happen at a school. you think that would be one of the safest places for a kid. >> reporter: the city is in shock tonight after one of their own, a 7-year-old student, died at mark day elementary school. this afternoon it took six officers to lift the part of the fence that struck the student on
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the playground yesterday afternoon. >> it's beyond whether it's anybody's fault or not, it's just -- for anybody going through that experience, fortunately i haven't gone through that experience, but i just can't imagine. >> reporter: the coroner examined the boy today and said he was unconscious after the incident and that he was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived. he was rushed to a hospital but died shortly afterwards. >> somehow the fence derailed off of the track and struck the boy and brought him to the ground. the fence was extremely heavy. so he suffered his injuries that ended up being fatal. >> mark day school has kindergarten through eighth grade classes. the investigation into what happened here is active and ongoing. live in san rafael. >> such a sad story for that community. thank you, sonna. it's still a traffic might
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nightmare on 237. a massive crane flipped over right there on the freeway right near levi stadium. lanes in both directions were closed for most of the day on 237. westbound lanes are now open. but at this hour all eastbound lanes remain closed. well, bursts of bright lights in solano are coming from planned maintenance. the valero refinery in venetia is warning people they may see flaring. they say it's no harm for people who live close by. billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the united states. >> that napa county wine cave is still generating a lot of buzz. senator elizabeth warren attacking mayor pete buttigieg during last night's democratic debate. hashtag, wine cave is even trending on social media.
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tonight the owner of that vineyard gave us her side of the story. nbc bay area's sergio quintana is with us. >> reporter: she said she's surprised by the attention. but she says they are taking it with some humor. if you go to hall, you will see the ventners have changed the web page to say wine caves, now trending for thousands of years. >> i wouldn't change anything in the sense that i'm glad we did it. i mean, for me involvement in the political process is absolutely a responsibility that every american has. >> reporter: hall says wine caves are not unusual settings at wineries around the world. theirs does include a massi chad
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here. >> the mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900 a bottle wine. um, think about who comes to that. >> i am literally the only person on this stage who's not a millionaire or a billionaire. this is important. [ applause ] this is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass. >> and about that $900 bottle of wine, senator warren mentioned, catherine hall says it's actually a gigantic bottle which is equivalent to four bottles of wine. but the hashtag wine cave has exploded. bernie sanders is even using pete's wine as a platform. >> just another night in politics. bart is increasing security for the holidays. oakland police and bart officers
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were passing out some information today on what to do to protect yourselves against crime. this was at the coliseum station. there is an increase in cell phone robberies and car break-ins this time of year. bart says more officers helped reduce crime. but a lack of money and staffing make it difficult to turn this into a year-round program. we work on a needs basis right now as we see crime spikes and we do provide these sort of services, not only at bart stations but in different business districts or our neighborhoods as needed. >> volunteers are also providing an escort service for bart passengers from the trains right there to the cars. well, more controversy surrounding pg&e. critics say pg&e's new $1.6 billion settlement with state utility regulators is not enough. the settlement covers two years worth of deadly california wildfires and means no admission of wrongdoing by pg&e. here's investigative reporter jackson.
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>> reporter: this week safety regulators reached a $1.6 billion deal with pg&e related to the deadly north bay and butte county wildfires. on paper it looks good. the parties tout it as the biggest wildfire settlement in state history. they say it's in the public interest. but critics call it a fake deal. they claim it credits the company for recent investments in safety rather than highlights the utility's failure to spend on safety for decades. a failure that may have led to last year's camp fire, which killed 85 people. >> pg&e's supposed fines are not real fines. >> reporter: mark tony heads the utility watchdog group. >> when pg&e was found negligent because of the worn hooks on the transmission lines for burning down paradise, they become responsible for paying to rebuild paradise.
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>> reporter: however, have i retired veteran tells us that even though they point to pg&e's flawed program as negligence, it doesn't admit to enough wrongdoing in this deal. >> there is no acknowledgment that pg&e did a single thing that was unlawful in the camp fire. that is a terrible thing for future safety. >> reporter: state senator jerry hill worries about another clause in the settlement which prevents regulators for going after the utility for violations it may have missed. >> what they are doing in this settlement with pg&e is they are giving the get out of jail free card to a convicted felon that's currently on probation. now that's absurd. >> reporter: the agreement will keep regulators from taking action in cases where the utility has already admitted to violation. that includes the tubbs fire where pg&e has admitted that it broke blush clearance rules and discarded potential evidence. it amazes me that the commission
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staff agreed to it. they know better than that. or they sure should. >> reporter: above all, critics worry about what this means for safety. >> pg&e has no incentive to do anything with this kind of settlement if it's adopted by the commission. in the future but throw money at whatever happens to their system that kills more people. >> reporter: but the parties say the deal is a reasonable compromise that reflects pg&e's financial plight, its massive investments on safety, and the recent settlement with wildfire victims. by settling now the settling parties are ensuring that pg&e can begin to work on system enhancement initiatives without the delay of engaging in a lengthy litigated proceeding. the outcome of which is unpredictable. pg&e's ceo has touted the deal as underscoring the utility's
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commitment to learning from the past and doing for what's right for safety in the future. the commission still has to sign off on the deal which is expected to get expedited treatment. critics hope they can convince the panel to reject it. nbc bay area news. up next how about this? the million dollar home for about 275,000 bucks. this home could be all yours with one stipulation. also palo alto police under fire after another man says police used excessive force. tonight we investigate. when the rain hits the bay area this weekend and what's next for christmas? i'll have that in about six minutes. mornings are more than just waking up, heading to work, or getting your kids out the door. >> that's why nbc bay area's "today in the bay." or you want the bay area's most
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you never cease to amaze me, maya. see how investing with a j.p. morgan advisor can help you. visit your local chase branch. another person has come forward in palo alto claiming police used excessive force. this follows our exclusive reporting in july when we aired video of a man being forcefully taken from his home over a traffic violation. we have also learned palo alto
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police may be ignoring a new state law in dealing with these issues. here's senior investigative reporter stephen stock. >> reporter: the pictures show what julio says police did to him, a neck brace, his right eye swollen shut, and a fractured bone in his face when he woke up chained to a hospital bed in july. >> the doctor just comes in, tells me stay still, you have been assaulted. >> reporter: he says it all started with an early-morning trip to the doughnut shop around the corner from his home at the buena vista mobile home park. >> i should've just stayed home. but my son, i wanted to give him what he wants. and i wanted to go get him a doughnut and i never came back. >> reporter: he says he still doesn't remember what happened. but surveillance video from the doughnut shop helps tell the story. here you can see the police officer approach him.
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a police report he filed after the incident says the officer witnessed him involved in a possible drug deal. the video shows him who was on probation walk away from the officer. you then see the officer push him against the fence where he appears to resist attempts to handcuff him. then the take down. what his report calls a left-arm bar take down. the video showing him going limp as his head hits the concrete. his mother says she rushed to the hospital when she heard what happened. [ speaking spanish ] >> translator: i went crazy. i started praying, begging god for answers. >> reporter: he filed a civil rights claim in november against the city of palo alto accusing him of violently attacking him. palo alto police chief robert johnson and officer destafano both declined multiple requests to talk about the case to us. they also refused to release
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video which should show exactly what happened. >> i have always felt that body camera footage 99% of the time is going to demonstrate that the officer did what they did. >> reporter: unless the department gives a specific reason why the video would harm an investigation. >> we found that much of the footage was not being released. >> reporter: we wanted to see the officer-worn camera video because the store surveillance video doesn't appear to show any drug deal at all. we also wanted to know why he tried detaining him to begin with. not only has palo alto pd refused to release the video. it won't give us any reason why it won't. >> i think it's disappointing because obviously i understand that there is a certain amount of tension between police departments and communities that
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they serve. i think that ultimately this transparency makes everybody better. >> reporter: while body cameras are relatively new in palo alto, controversy involving this agent is not. >> he started harassing me, stopped me anywhere i go. >> reporter: remember this video from earlier this year? a home surveillance camera captured palo alto police officers dragging this man from his home over a possible suspended driver's license. that's the officer there with his gun drawn. another police officer, a supervisor slams alvarez's head into the windshield of a car. the city just settled that lawsuit for more than a half million dollars without admitting any wrongdoing. and the supervisor has since retired. >> it was terrifying. >> reporter: lainey harny still
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remembers an incident back in 2013. >> everyone in the car said tyler is going to have a seizure, be careful. >> reporter: tyler's friends were driving him home because he was showing signs of an oncoming epileptic seizure when the officer pulled them over. >> and the cop pulled him out and tyler had a seizure. >> reporter: tyler had recently missed a court date for a marijuana charge. he began convulsing as the officer arrested him. and the lawsuit filed by the family says the officer broke tyler's arm at the shoulder while not admitting any wrongdoing, palo alto city paid $250,000 to settle that lawsuit. tyler's mother says she sees a pattern. >> i'd really like to see destefano fired for the unfortunate people who have to have a run-in with the police. you can't trust them. you can't trust them in palo alto. >> he says he still feels the
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lingering effects. he and his mother hope the incident leads to changes at the department. >> translator: i just want justice. if we don't do anything about it, it's just going to keep happening with innocent people. >> after police take him away, on the video you can see multiple officers searching the surrounding area. but they never find anything illegal, at least according to the police report. five months after the incident, araballo still has yet to be charged with any crime. though he does have a criminal history in palo alto, mostly for minor drug offenses. we posted the entire surveillance video on our website unedited so you can see for yourself. just go to >> very good reporting. thank you, stephen. we will stay on this story. if you have a story, give us a call 888-996-tips or simply visit our website
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okay. jeff ranieri is back with us. we are talking about the holiday getaway. shopping, 49ers game and santa coming to town. >> good news, it will not be wet all weekend long. >> that's what we like. >> so we're going to deliver at least on not having a totally soggy weekend forecast. so let's bring in our micro climate weather right now. and i did want to start off with the top item at this hour, if you're doing any kind of an overnight road trip to get an early head start on that holiday traffic rush, we are seeing some dense fog form down for a quarter mile. the so you have to be on the lookout for this tomorrow morning because that fog can be certainly very dangerous. and it'll be cold to start, 40s for the tri-valley peninsula and the south bay. san francisco 49, and the north bay at 46. we will hold obtain that cloud cover as we head all the way through the day tomorrow.
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but i do not think you will need the umbrella during the day. and here's why. our storm system is going to be just off to the north even by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. so that is better news nfor the levi stadium, the 49ers game which is right here on nbc bay area. if you're lucky enough to have tickets. and again pull up a seat. if you don't have tickets, you can watch it here on nbc bay area. we will show you when this storm system moves in even by 11:00 p.m. tomorrow, might get a few showers there in the north bay but still dry in the south bay. eventually by sunday morning that rainfall arrives, and then this would start to break up once we hit sunday afternoon. while it's raining here on sunday, also have snow over the sierra. i think a good traveling day is on saturday, but snow on sunday 5 to about 12 inches definitely could slow you down. once you get up here, squaw
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valley. so have a good time have, some fun for me. okay, let's bring into that extended forecast. a few showers on tuesday into christmas eve. and for santa clause there we got a quarter inch. and you can see on thursday some spotty rain, and we dry out here next friday. i wanted to highlight cold temperatures sunday and monday morning down into the 30s. so feeling like christmas, feeling like december outside. we have a very wintery forecast, which officially winter begins at 8:19 on saturday. a lot happening on that seven-day. but the good news for the 49ers and santa clause. >> and winter tomorrow. all right. thanks, jeff. a new report shows the bay area housing market is cooling off. it studied the 100 largest housing markets in the country looking at how long the houses are on the market and how much
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below list price they eventually sold for. four bay area cities were ranked in the bottom 20 of the list, meaning it's not a good time necessarily to sell, but it's a good time to buy. we're back in a moment.
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how about this? a million dollar home is being sold for about 275,000 bucks. that's a bargain. they have been quietly setting aside dozens of homes specifically for low to middle-income people. this house you see here 1,100 square feet, two bedrooms, two and a half baths. part of the housing program started in 1979 aimed at helping people afford the area. a family of two cannot make more than 105,000 bucks a year. a family of four can't make more than 130,000 bucks a year. they are taking applications until december 26th. the buyer will be picked using a lottery system from all qualifying offers. up next, steph curry dancing at chase center. we will show you why. stay with us. on the economy, a unique leader.
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okay. maybe for the first time this season it felt like a real warriors' game an electric crowd cheering on a wild finish. you want to see how electric? that's steph curry injured in a suit just busting a move. that's what kind of game it was. let's pick it up fourth quarter the warriors making a nice comeback. d'angelo russell with a
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three-pointer. that tied the game at 98. and that's really the dagger warriors beat the pelicans 106-102. the warriors improve to 6-24 on the season. okay. get your holiday errands done because tomorrow night you need to be on the couch or at levi's stadium. tonight the rams are in the south bay. they took off from l.a. to sjc. it'll be homecoming for jared goff and now there he is to the rams hoping to spoil the 49ers' playoff seating. they need to beat the rams and the seahawks next week to secure that. we will be on the field anchoring a special pre-game newscast beginning at 4:00 p.m. kickoff is at 5:15. at 8:30 tomorrow night "saturday night live" the return of eddie murphy. we are back in a moment. [ electrical buzzing ]
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make more of what's yours®. get ready for a saturday night showdown on nbc bay area. nick and the 9er defense are ready to wrap up jared goff like a present. rams/49ers saturday right here on nbc bay area. this is pretty cool. a bay area student says too many people are afraid of riding bart so he came up with an idea to clean up its reputation. it's a bart lego set.
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he posted the design on lego's product ideas page last month. sergio aldana goes to contra costa college. he said his little brother inspired him because he likes trains. he needs 10,000 votes in a year for lego to consider making sets. >> that's pretty cool. they just need a track and maybe a motor on it. >> now you're stepping it up. tomorrow morning are we going to object? >> the rain is being pushed back to sunday morning. >> we made it to the weekend. enjoy it. >> we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." ♪ >> steve: tonight join jimmy and guests eddie murphy


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