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right now at 4:30, working to improve your chute. a live report on the new action b.a.r.t. is taking to tackle crime on trains and boost rider ship. i think it is time to stop the tweeting. >> a warning tor president trump from his own attorney. our washington insider is breaking down the rebuke and response this morning. and a live look in san francisco and san jose. on this valentine's day. another sunny day ahead. as you make your plans, kari hall tracking what else is in store for the bay area this weekend. made it to friday. yay! we're here. good morning, thanks for joining
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us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. and check out the forecast. it is a beautiful forecast. a loving forecast. >> i think we'll love the weather today with a cloudy start and sunshine for the afternoon. that is a live look outside in walnut creek as you get ready to head out of the door. and temperatures are in the upper 40s. feeling a little bit milder thanks to that cloud cover that we'll see. but it will be rolling out of here through late morning into the afternoon. and we're back in the mid-60s today. we'll have a look at the weekend forecast. but right now mike has breaking news out of san jose. >> and this is the unpleasant part of my job to report a deadly accident from north 87 to 280 blocked until just a few minutes ago. a motorcycle was involved in a deadly crash in downtown san jose. >> that just cleared. the slowing sensors cleared in a matter of fact seconds into
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northbound 280 in the heart of silicon valley on our maps right here. green sensors here at the rest of the bay. that deadly crash clear trz san jose. i'll check on san mateo but nothing big over there, guys, back to you. >> thanks, mike. new details for b.a.r.t. to increase safety and lowering fares to certain trains losing a lion's share of riders. >> after another violent attack on board the train. sharon katsuda is live with more. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. police arrested a suspect who assaulted a rider. b.a.r.t. place this man was wanted for an assault on tuesday night. he was talking to a man on a train before getting into a fight. police say the suspect hit the another man with a chain and got off at the lake merritt station. nothing was stolen. the victims was treated for
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minor injuries. and the agency talked about how ridership has dropped by 10 million riders in the past four years, violent crime is up and they are discussing whether to discount tickets for the rides at night and on the weekends. now b.a.r.t. also said that 4,000 cameras are now operating at the system. so they have increased security as well with. live at the orinda b.a.r.t. station, sharon katsuda, nbc bay area news. >> our unit has been taking an in-depth look at b.a.r.t. you could watch the entire series on our website at students at concord high school are mourning the death of an 18-year-old who was killed as he was walking this week, hit by a car and then that driver leaving the scene. it happen on monday on port
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chicago highway on-ramp to highway 4. yesterday the mt. diablo school district confirmed the victim joe barrett was a senior at concord high. the chp is still on the hunt for the hit-and-run driver. a suspect in a recent deadly shooting but one homeowner caught in the standoff is now stuck with a big clean-up bill. early yesterday morning on vista verde drive police at one point shot teargas canisters into the home believing that the suspect was inside. turns out they were a little bit off. the homeowner is hoping the city at least picks up his deductible. >> i just hope someone will help us because we had nothing to do with this. >> reporter: officers arrested the standoff outside of the home next door and he and another man are tied to a san jose murder case from last month. developing on capitol hill, stop the tweeting. that is the message from president trump's own attorney
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general in a rare public rebuke. "today in the bay's" tracie potts talks about the president on iran. >> reporter: attorney general william barr barr has a message for his boss. >> i think it is time to stop the tweeting. >> reporter: the comments about his investigators, prosecutors, her cases and the judges need to stop. >> i'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. i cannot do my job here at department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me. >> reporter: barr insists the president did not ask him to go easy on roger stone. stone, a long time trump ally was convicted of lying to congress, witness tampering and obstructing the russia investigation. the department reversed a seven to nine year sentence recommendation after trump tweeted it is unfair. >> the department of justice made the decision before the
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tweet ever went out. there is no issue here. >> reporter: all four prosecutors walked off the case. >> where are the republicans to speak out on this blatant violation of the rule of law? >> reporter: eight republicans joined senate democrats in requiring the president to get permission from congress before taking further action in iran. >> i think president trump certainly received this message. >> reporter: but that's not enough to override a presidential veto: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> 4:36. growing global concerns over the coronavirus. next on "today in the bay," the latest business cancel ises -- cancellations amid your next trip. and the four california police departments under fire over automated license plate readers an the claims against those agencies.
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and a live look outside. bay bridge toll plaza not too bad. it is early still. 4:36 on your friday morning. valentine's day as well. a lot more news ahead including a look at the weekend forecast. i'm truly amazed at the effect that it has on people.
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thank you, bob!
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right now at 4:39, a look at our temperature trend for martinez. we'll see some more clouds moving in to start out of the morning. but it will clear out as we go through the day. this is going to be very much
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like yesterday. we'll talk about what is ahead and get a look at current temperatures in a few minutes. good morning. i'm rahel solomon at cnbc headquarters and the top business headlines. wall street is set to open higher this morning after record highs yesterday. although they entered off the lows of the session. all over reported spike in coronavirus cases in china after the government changed how it counts confirmed cases. still the dow and nasdaq and s&p 500 are on track for the second straight positive week and on today's watch list import prices and consumer sentiment. royal caribbean has canceled 18 cruises in southeast asia and joining carnival but warning that earnings will be hit by the coronavirus outbreak this year. that epidemic has taken a roll
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on cruise operators has led to cancel aigs to the far east. and facebook has quietly released a new app that looks like pinterest. you could capture your artists like cooking and baking and arts and crafts and you could track progress over time and collections. it does not have a social sharing feature but could be used to create videos of projects once they are finished. >> another something. >> every day. >> happy valentine's day to you. you look lovely in red. >> thanks. >> thank you. i wish i could see you. i doan have a monitor. i'm sure you look very lovely. >> we'll send you a picture, don't worry. thanks, rahel. >> have a great weekend. 4:41 now and fired over fraudulent spending. still ahead this morning, we're going to talk about the lavish
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events a southern california dean is accusing of dropping college cash on. plus kari hall tracking the forecast. >> we're starting out warmer, 40s and 50s and warming up into the 60s today. we'll look at that valentine's day weekend forecast coming up next. well let's sprinkle the roadway with white and red. moving smoothly. no sprinkling of any slowing in the shot. we'll talk about what your drive looks like and perhaps some notes about the traffic flow. and first it was scooters and bikes causes issues around bay area sidewalks and now another ride share business is raising concerns. what it is if the push to curb the problem next.
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we need this rain. >> but there is still none in the forecast. and they drive -- they dry up before you get here and in the pattern of dry conditions it is hard to get out of it because once the weather systems come if there is no moisture to work with. >> we need a good pineapple express. >> maybe in march. we do still have time to get caught up here. in the meantime we're enjoying the mild weather and sunshinement clouds over san francisco and then cheering up will you -- throughout today. and in antioch the temperature at 44 degrees. a cloudy start and then leading into a mostly sunny day as our temperatures slowly warm up. the seven-day forecast is already up at the bottom of the screen as we get a look at our high temperatures for today. expecting to reach into the low 60s. >> now all of the temperatures that we'll see today, very normal for mid-februariment and so we're looking at some low 60s
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for east san jose. up to 63 in antioch and oakland up to 59 degrees. half moon bay 54. and 59 in palo alto. mostly 50s in san francisco and low 60s for the north bay. so many ona reaching 60 degrees. we'll still seeing the drive weather and so much rain across parts of the pacific northwest for washington state. that's where we're seeing the rain going the past couple of months so we still have the high pressure but as we go into the weekend, it will turn a little pit more windy heading into sunday. shouldn't be like this windstorm that we've had recently but still quite breezy and partly cloudy day on sunday. and then back to the sunshine and warm weather going into next week. mike, you're tracking a crash on the san mateo bridge. >> and i don't want to alert folks. it is not on the high-rise. it is past that span. it is making landfall at
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delaware. so a smooth drive on the span with the taillights going that way toward delaware so it will make landfall and it is on the shoulder. so no injuries but a smooth drive but that's the wide look. the dumbarton bridge and south bay moving smoothly. and 87 reopening after that crash at 280. the rest of the bay, it is friday so we have the green sensors and we'll see that for much of the morning and focused all week or making it in the bay and today we'll shift focus toward contra costa county and we might have a surprise for you. in the morning we see the big volume of traffic out of walnut creek heading west on this route here. highway 24 toward the maze and the bay bridge. by way of the caldecott opportunity into orinda and that is decreased by 46% from the numbers back in 2010 up to 2019. there are a couple of reasons for this significant relief in
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traffic congestion. right now there are two tunnels that take you in either direction all day long but that didn't use to be the case. in 2014 a fourth tunnel was open sod now we have two bores of traffic for each direction all day long. double the lanes. that means counter commute because laura -- [ inaudible ] there only used to be one bore available and that involved a shift with the gate and with we could see crashes. and those are gone. and we have twice as much traffic available for the counter commute directions and so that is why consider the numbers have gone done. >> makes sense. >> go gale. >> always. our making it in the bay coverage continues. coming up at 5:55. scott mcgrew compares what you could get for $1.3 million here and cities across the country. it is not just e-bikes and
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e-scooters but pope he had causing issues in the east bay. >> they are a big business in oakland. last month alone 1,000 of the new mopeds hit the streets but one company facing $13,000 if fees for parking fins. that is because the riders are leaving them in red zones, driveways and construction zones. rebel moped said that three weeks after starting service it received 300 parking tickets. >> they are strewn across the sidewalk. >> revel said riders are responsible for any parking tickets incurred within 24 hours of ending the ride. a judge is dismissing 66,000 marijuana convictions in los angeles. l.a. times is reporting more than three quarters impact minorities date back to 1961 and now 15,000 people no longer have a criminal record.
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those at cal state san marcos north of san markos reports that the president was removed and he illegally expensed more than $40,000 on items like to trips to vietnam and tickets to nfl games and guns and roses tickets. they were implicated by a wash dog group last fall but the acuse aigs were not of that investigation. >> a new state audit is raising concerns about license plate readers. devices could help find stolen cars and wanted criminals and missing persons. but california state auditors citing the marin sheriff and other law enforcement agencies for not protecting privacy. the lapd has yet to come up with a privacy policy.
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the marin sheriff's office said the policy they have doesn't go far enough. both agencies say they are now revising their policies. well, coming up here on "today in the bay" for you, nbc bay area responds. >> when flower deliveries aren't coming up roses, we might be able to help. i'm chris chmura. nbc bay area responds, next. happening now, cruise ships finally docked in cambodia after turned away by five countries. the ms wester dam has looked for someplace to dock. right now passengers are being tested. cambodian doctors say 20 passengers have reported stomachache and fever and have been isolated. 4:52 on your friday morning. a lot more news ahead. stick around. obama: he's been a leader
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4:54 on this valentine's day. and nbc bay area responds to a redwood city woman who said that her holiday flowers were a flop. >> and she asked chris chmura to solve things. >> if you got or give flowers today let's hope your experience was better than karen kettler's. back at christmas she bought an if arrangement for $134 and this is what she said the recipient got. she said it falls short. missing some of the decorations and blooms. karen complained to teleflora and they gave her a $17 credit and not enough to make her happy and she asked us to take a look. we reached out to teleflora and apologized for the experience and refunded her order and provided a complimentary
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replacement bouquet. she got a refund. if your valentine's day flowers didn't deliver a delight, ask for a refund. if that doesn't work share the photos with us at, just tap responds in the main menu or call us at 888-996-tips. >> thanks, chris. trending this morning, the first look at the newest batman robert pattinson. the director released this video last night on twitter and you could see the slow moving shots of his face in the batman suit. the latest reboot is set to be released in june of next year. are you ready? >> no. let's keep it moving. 4:56 and trending this morning, the names billie eilish. >> the five time grammy award winner has a new title to add to her resume.
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james bond movie theme singer. ♪ ♪ fool me once fool me twice >> the song is for the upcoming bond flick no time to die. at 18 she's the youngest artist to ever sing and produce a song for the film's franchise. sounds good. >> she's young and she's new but she was doing her thing. >> amazing. >> congratulations to her. 4:57 now. coming up on "today in the bay," kari hall is tracking forecast. >> i need some of that music in the background. looking did as you head out of the door. upper 40s and then leading to 50s in fremont by 11:00. we'll talk about the rest of the microclimates coming up next. dramatic back ground here,
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cones reducing traffic flow but not much of this. we'll show you what friday commute brings you to the bay bridge. and now confirmed, two south bay schools set to close amidst a budget crisis. >> nbc bay area news presents "making it in the bay." tonight we break down the hicing crisis and find real solutions.
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making it in the bay. right now at 5:00, vying for your vote. the presidential hopefuls campaigning in the bay area ahead of super-tuesday. a live report breaking down where the candidates stand right
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now among california. plus one final flight for now. the lat plane leaving sfo for china and the deadly concerns over the coronavirus. it could be six months, they're saying it could be years that the animals are really going to go need human intervention. >> stepping in to save lives. the bay area filmmaker using unique technology to help animals in australia wildfire ravaged region. >> good morning. thanks for starting your valentine's day with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. a lot of hearts and love and it is valentine's day and if you are searching for love, you're not alone. one man is taking his hunt for a partner to the extreme here. listen to this. >> we all as single people try


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