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. this guy has a rental unit going on and i knew something bad would happen. >> right now at 4:30, a woman found dead inside of a south bay home. what we're finding out about the house that may lead to clues in the case. plus facing backlash. a possible new twist in the scandal involving san francisco mayor london breed and a corruption probe. very good morning. and thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. let's look at the forecast. how is it looking. >> very nice to start out and another beautiful day. a live look outside in san francisco. there will be at times be low clouds and fog but it is clear
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now so as you step out we feel temperatures in the upper 40s and it warms up through the day with sunshine. so in for another springlike day. we'll talk more what is ahead coming up. mike, you're seeing calm on the roadways. >> very calm right now. green sensors as you would imagine all over the bay. i want to call out the tri-valley because folks who got the nbc bay area push alert heard about the closure in pleasanton sunol but that is cleared since about 2:30 this morning so no problem for the tri-valley. 680 getting a clean slate to start the morning and a mild build out of the altamont pass. highway 4 out of antioch and off the carquinez bridge and down to the bay bridge toll plaza and we do have cash lanes built up over the last 10 minutes. i'll track this hopefully as they get more cash lanes and two closed on this side and things will start to ease up. we'll follow this. back to you. >> the search is on for a
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killer after a woman is found dead in a home in southeast foothill. "today in the bay" kris sanchez is live for us. and i understand the neighbors are saying that home is an airbnb? >> reporter: so that is what neighbors are telling us and we did reach out to airbnb and expecting comment this morning but you could see the crime scene tape is still up here in the east foothills. this is the scene here on mountain view near gordon. our night crews saw deputies going through trash cans and interviewing neighbors and we talked with two men who were staying at that same home where the woman was town killed last night. but they say they never saw a woman there. deputies interviewed others [ inaudible ]. so the sheriff's department is asking for neighbors to look at security video to see what that shows. at this point deputies do not have a suspect. they are asking for tips from
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the public. i'll post the number on my facebook and twitter page. as for the victim, the core they are -- the coroner will identify her and her family and then we'll know who she is and how she died. kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> thanks, chris. the defendant in the b.a.r.t. stabbing trial now pushing things to the brink with the judge. john lee cowell took the stand last week and admitted he killed nia wilson at the mcarthur station back in 2018 and pleaded th not guilty by reason of insanity and refusing to return to the stand to finish testimony. the judge warned the testimony may be stricken from the record if he refuses to return to the stand. the trial is scheduled to resume today. a new report in the examiner seems to link san francisco mayor london breed closer to two men at the center of public works corruption probes. last week she admitted to taking
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a $5,600 gift from hoe -- from mohammed nuru and now another man at the center of the probe paid $1,200 to cover the cost of breed's float in the 2015 pride parade. the examiner concludes it may have been an illegal gift but the mayor tells the examiner she would have paid for her own float. you could go to our section of our home page for coverage on public works scandal. happening today, gavin newsom will lay out his vision for california when he delivered the state of the state. he's expected to touch on the proposed budget on homelessness when he addresses the legislature. we'll stream it on if pg&e latest earning forecast is sharing investor outlook saying it expected to be
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profitable after emerging from bankruptcy and they request a 8% rate hike each year for the next four years to cover the cost for fire safety upgrades. they reported $3.5 billion in losses and more than twice that amount for all of last year. and a new bill planned to help california homeowners with fire coverage. lawmakers say that bill would guarantee fire insurance for homes who met new safety standards that live in high risk fire areas and require insurance companies to offer incentives for safety upgrades. 4:35. decision 2020 and the push for your vote. the candidate n-- candidate now becoming a front-runner. and the action from reaction from mcdonald's and starbucks as they push to be more eco-friendly. and a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you could see, if you call it,
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♪ the wait is over. try my new tiny tacos. 15 for 3 bucks or loaded for 4 bucks. delivered exclusively with uber eats. right now at 4:38, it is much colder this morning compared to yesterday horning. we're down to 33 degrees in napa. and 37 in livermore. we'll have more cool mornings but also warm afternoons. a look at the full microclimate forecast coming up. and looking at the golden
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gate bridge. two lanes north, four going south, we're ready for the morning commute. hasn't kicked in here. we'll check on the back-up at bay bridge coming up. good morning. i'm frank holland at cnbc headquarters. here are the top business headlines. wall street set to open up higher. stocks were low yesterday after apple said the earning will take a witness because of the coronavirus outbreak and worries it might disrupt global supply chains but the market ended low and an eeked out gain to close at a record high. the watch list of housing starts plus the minutes from last month's federal reserve meeting. well in the future when you get a coffee at mcdonald's or starbucks it hey be the same cup you used a few months ago. that is the pilot introducing two types of smart reasonable cups in independent coffee shops in the bay area in san francisco and palo alto. the cups are equipped with rfid
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or qr codes and called next gen cup challenge. they use billions of paper cups a year. when customers are done they drop them off at collection points where they are picked up and sent off for cleaning. spacex plans to send four citizens into space and take a trip around the earth next year or in 2022. a space tourism business which is to help people take trips to and from the space station. the price is not disclosed and what prep tourists will have to undergo. elon musk has teased the idea of space tourism as a business for a few years. laura, you could take the whole family. >> i could. i wonder how long we'll be gone. because we have a hot of appointments and stuff. >> that is interesting. >> here is the other question, are will it land back in tahoe? >> that is very key.
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exactly. right on the lake. >> you hit it right there on the head. >> thank you frank. >> have a good morning. and look. it might be your lucky day. >> this is breaking news. >> if you love ice cream from mcdonald's that is the shamrock shake and it is back. celebrating 50 years of the mint flavored shake in celebration of saint patrick's day. shaking it up. starting today you could get the oreo shamrock mcflurry. >> i have to go. that is about the one thing i eat at mcdonald's. the only thing i eat. >> we aim to please. >> what time do they open. >> they are 24 hours a day. >> are they. >> some of them are. >> well then i win out. let's go to break then and toss it over to kari. >> pick me up one. i like the oreo one. let's get a live look outside in
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dublin. clear visibility here but look at how cool it is. upper 30s and it does warm up again today. we'll talk about this and what is ahead coming up next. but laura and i know not all mcdonald's are participating. we're participating in a smooth drive across the san mateo bridge. we'll talk about the back-up that we have seen early at the bay bridge but first nbc bay area responds. >> people make mistakes and that includes doctors. though their mistakes could be serious. you might be surprised to learn that california law does not require doctors to carry mal practice insurance. same goes for dentists. now the office or hospital where they work might require mal practice insurance but the state does not. you have the right to ask if they carry mal practice insurance and if you don't like the answer, you can find another doctor. for more call us at 888-996-tips
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because we need an economy thatwihefty! hefty! hefty!n. hey ladies... buy hefty® ultra strong™ at a low price. dada! i wish... get hefty® ultra strong™ costs less than glad® forceflex where sold head to head. and a good wednesday morning to you. here we go. a live look in san francisco from san bruno mountain there. all right, a foggy start for the day. but i don't think it will stay that way. but you know what, we're going to turn to the person who knows what is happening with the forecast today. meteorologist kari hall is hard at work getting the forecast ready. >> the fog will not stay all day but we've seen it more dense in parts of the north bay as you get ready to head out.
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but this live view in san rafael is looking clear as you're driving through this stretch but there are other areas like santa rosa where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. watch out for that. it is drifting around the north bay and along the coast. as with we head into the afternoon, it is going to be another nice one. take a look at the high temperatures. 70 degrees in downtown san jose. and 71 in gilroy. our east bay highs reach 69 in walnut creek and hayward up to about 64 degrees. some upper 50s in half moon bay. and palo alto reaching 68 degrees. san francisco up to 62 on the embarcadero. and north bay highs, santa rosa reaching 66 after we get that sunshine moving in. a look at the wide view of what is happening across the region. we are seeing a line of clouds just off the coast and some changes here as we're starting to see that high pressure that kept it so dry starting to break down. it will allow for a couple of low pressure systems and storm
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systems to move in but that rain misses the bay area and heads straight for southern california for the weekend. now there will be a couple of more moving our way and so as we go into next week, we could see some showers in here by next thursday. but we're still dry in the meantimeme meantime so expect a few more clouds to move and inland temperatures continuing to warm up. 0is by the end of the week and start to the weekend and dry thl at least next tuesday or wednesday. maybe a few spotty showers along the coast and in san francisco on friday. mike, you're seeing an early back-up at the bay bridge. >> that is right. and it could be a combination of things. we haf had a late start dauz one of the cash lanes didn't open until later than expected and the other one opens after 5:00. and we had monday off and folks might have stretched that to a four-day holiday and others might have all week off and they are not commuting.
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so we'll see how that shapes up in the next ten minutes. oakland is great. the southbound side and headlights northbound and across the area without incident with the idea of volume out there. no major problems. over here at the top of the screen i'm pointing to the north bay, north of novato where we are registering fog on our road weather index but hasn't been a problem. haven't seen issues for the golden gate bridge. that is clear the last time we looked at that camera. over here vasco southbound your commute from marsh creek down to 580 and at speed including the narrows approaching the freeway and a nice drive out of the south bay up the peninsula or across the water. dumbarton bridge and san mateo bridge looking from the south to the north look across the bay. and here from south to north the taillights into whipple where there are overnight construction crews and do prepare for flashing lights. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. 4:48 now. new video from the chp showing
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the end of a chase in berkeley. chp posted a night time shot by helicopter. it all started just before 2:00 on tuesday morning when officers began following a stolen chevy impala on 580 then a toyota camry blocked chp officers. the camry took off at about 120 miles per hour. chp officer followed it and later led officers to the suspect who ran off. two suspects in the chevy impala were later arrested at the bay bridge toll plaza. some recent arrests made at sonoma county courthouse are sparking outrage among the d.a. and public defender. because they were made by i.c.e. agents involving three people believed to be from immigrant communities who were handling all criminal matters. now county leaders say that the arrest violated the new state law undermined local authority and add the level of fear to the immigrant community.
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4:49 this morning. president trump's series of the executive decisions is still abuzz in washington. >> rod blagoyavich was just granted clemency. he was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was caught on tape trying to sell former president barack obama's senate seat. the decision meant he got to leave prison yesterday, five years early. >> meanwhile the res's pardon for former nypd commissioner bernard kerik, he served three years on tax fraud and lying to officials. >> and more than 20 years after pleading guilty for his role in a bribery scheme, eddie debartolo no longer a felon and pardoned by the president. he had a bribe for a river boat casino license. he served no jail time. jerry rice and ronnie lott and gerald hayley were in the oval office for yesterday's announcement. >> i take my hat off to donald trump tor what he did. and like i said, it is all about
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just being here for eddie today. >> in 2000 debartolo handed over control of the niners to his sister following a bitter family battle. she since handed over control to her son who is debartolo's nephew. the hatest poll shows bernie sanders as the clear front-runner here in california. the public policy institute of california poll shows sanders is getting 32% of the vote. former vice president joe biden and massachusetts senator elizabeth warren are second and third with 14 and 13%. they've dropped more than 10% in the polls since january. former mayors michael bloomberg and pete buttigieg are both at 12%. the survey comes before tonight's presidential debate here on nbc bay area. today santa clara county will be showing off new electronic voting equipment ahead of super tuesday. the equipment is called the voters choice act model. voters could check in with the
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new e poll and submit their ballot that finds errors before the vote is cast. new high speed voting machines are being used as primary to tally up numbers santa clara county sensors will be open to the public this saturday. we posted a voter guide highlighting issues in every county. just head to guide. 4:52 now. working to help those with a devastating disease. next on "today in the bay," the new technology google is rolling out. >> and a splash. a daredevil kayaker caught on camera taking this extremely high waterfall on this morning and we'll show you how all ended up. you're watching "today in the bay." and northern lights bright in finland for two nights in a row the skylighting up with a spectacular display. last night the lights could be
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welcome back, everyone, it is 4:55. new google technology is helping people who live with als. it takes away the ability to move and speak. there is not a cure. with but now after years of research and the voice samples from als patients, google creates voice recognition technology. one participant spoke to natalie horral he is about how speech was so important. >> how afraid were you you would lose your ability to talk to your husband and your family.
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>> [ inaudible ]. >> watch the full report coming up at 7:00 this morning on "today" right after "today in the bay." 4:56 this morning. and trending, tlc may have taught us all with the song "don't chase waterfalls" but if you love adventure out there, you're going to love this waterfall chase. >> look at that. recently freestyle canoe champion dane jackson successfully scaled a 135 foot tall waterfall this chile. this time he attempted it with a kayak. he filled up with water and he was unable to paddle away but did manage to celebrate the victory on nearby rocks. isn't that crazy. you almost lose track of where he is. >> i think that would have been
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fun in my early 20s. >> it is pretty rocky around there. >> i had no fear then. but now i do. >> there is? >> oh, yeah, we'll put it to the test. >> 4:57 this morning. >> a north bay hiker rescued overnight. and in martinez a slightly cooler morning compared to yesterday but still a very nice day. we'll talk about this and what is ahead in the forecast coming up next. and lots of folks already out of the door in dublin but hang on because we'll look at the bay bridge. we had back-up there. in the next 10 minutes the should tell the tale. plus making it in the bay. the key housing proposal on your super tuesday ballot aimed at curbing the housing crisis. what you should know before you vote.
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right now at 5:00, a dramatic rescue. the north bay hiker found safely overnight and the search still underway for another missing couple. plus -- >> i can't change history but i can learn from my mistakes. >> the debate stage is set. what democratic presidential candidates are hoping to gain tonight ahead of the nevada caucus. our washington insider breaks down what is taking the lead in the latest polls. >> also new symptoms and fears. more people showing symptoms of the coronavirus in the bay area. what doctors are doing to keep it from spreading. "today in the bay" continues
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right now. and a good morning to you on this wednesday. thanks so much for starting it right here with us on "today in the bay." i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. let's look at the forecast for today. a little cooler out it this. >> cooler this morning. and we're going to have a nice, well above normal day. here is a live look outside in the south bay. you could see a thin layer of some low clouds moving by. willow glen will start out at 41 degrees and at 1:00 another comfortable day as we reach slightly above normal. mike is seeing a backup at the bay bridge. >> it formed early and i thought because some of the cash lanes weren't open yet but things are looking normal for that pattern. we're seeing more movement in the cash lanes off to the left but the fast track lanes are starting to slow down and bog down. there is also slowing on the incline and a disabled vehicle at the treasure island on-ramp so that may be an additional


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