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vision changes, or eye pain occur. think your copd medicine is doing enough? maybe you should think again. ask your doctor about once-daily trelegy. we know times are hard and we're here for you. find support at anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the united states of america. >> we're learning to live with it. we have no choice. we can't lock ourselves up in a basement. right now at 4:30, civil and orderly. we're breaking down last night's final presidential debate for the season. the candidates' arguments and the push to get voters on their side. they talk more about covid-19 and health care. plus, 15 years after scott peterson was sentenced to death for killing his wife lacy and their unborn child, the case is back in court. next, what's expected today as the sentence gets reviewed. new findings obtained of
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exclusive fire investigative unit one year to the day after the kincade fire started tearing through the north bay. and coming as the region copes with more extreme conditions. "today in the bay" starts right now. and a good morning to you on this friday. i'm marcus washington. >> oh, yes you are. and i'm laura garcia. we're all happy it's friday. get through the show this morning. look at you in your sunshine shirt there. >> dark and early in the morning. >> exactly. wearing a yellow shirt, kari. >> that's really nice. love that combo. let's check it out for our friday forecast. we are starting out with clouds now. i do have some things i'm watching as we go into the weekend even though the wind is now calming down and we have cooler weekend temperatures. we turn our attention to another high wind event as we head to
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the beaked where we may see wind gusts topping 70 miles an hour. our high temperatures for today right now. it's going to be a nice one. get out there and enjoy it before we have those other concerns later this weekend. mike, how is it looking for the early morning commute? well, we are looking at the slow sensors. once again, kari, on 84, the middle of your screen eastbound on the dumbarton bridge. just like yesterday nothing scheduled. it may be an issue with the sensors this time of the morning. we'll keep following that. nothing on the grid just like yesterday. this is on eastbound on 237. a fire that broke out eastbound after a crash. and so there are crews blocking a couple lanes at the great america parkway. you see a tiny bit of slowing. thanks, mike. what a difference three weeks makes. most of you political watchers probably agree last night's second and final presidential
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debate was a huge improvement from the first. nbc's kristen welker navigated through several key issues allowing us to hear what each of the men had to say. first their take on covid shutdowns. >> i'm going to shut down the virus not the country. it's his ineptitude that caused the country to have to shut down in large part, why businesses have gone under, schools are closed, so many people lost their living and why they're concerned. >> his democrat governors, cuomo in new york, you look at what's going on in california, pennsylvania, north carolina, democrats -- democrats all, they're shut down so tight and they're dying. they're dying. and he supports all these people. all he talks about are shutdowns. no, we're not going to shutdown. >> on health care biden points out the president is yet to share a plan, and the president says that biden has a socialist agenda. >> 10 million people have lost their private insurance, and he
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wants to take away 22 million more people who have it under obamacare and 110 million people with pre-existing conditions, and all the people from covid will have pre-existing conditions. what are they going to do? >> he wants socialized medicine. it's not what he wants it, his vice president, i mean, she is more liberal than bernie sanders and wants it even more. >> other topics included race, immigration and foreign policy. we'll cover it more in the next half hour from washington. >> our website has the complete voter guide on ballot issues in every county. you can find information about voting by mail and official ballot drop-off locations. head to new details for you this morning. scott peterson's case will be before a judge today. a judge in stawill determine wh he will need an attorney or will hire his own. he will appear by video from san
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quentin. the superior court ordered his murder conviction re-examined due to possible juror conduct. peterson was convicted in 2004 of murdering his wife laci peterson and their unborn son. a memorial is growing in south berkeley where a young, pregnant mother was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting wednesday night. family and friends sent us photos of the victim, 19-year-old sereinate henderson near her family home on prince street. one relative who did not want to be identified talked about that tragic loss. >> she had all the leadership qualities to do whatever she wanted to do in life. >> right now police are not commenting on the investigation or if they are pursuing any leads. henderson leaves behind a young son. one year to the day after
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the start of the kincade wildfire our investigative unit obtained findings on the cause. cal fire says it started by a dormant pg&e power line that should have been dismantled because it was no longer needed. it once provided fire to a closed thermoplant outside of geyserville, it snapped, hit the tower multiple times, showering sparks into the brush below. pg&e says it's not yet seen cal fire's findings. the fire burned 77,000 acres and destroyed 174 homes. california is recording its highest daily covid deaths in a month. 130 new deaths were reported yesterday up from 53 last saturday. midweek it hit 62. deaths are down 6% and cases down nearly 3%. well, personal care business in the north bay can now start to reopen despite being the most restrictive tier. sonoma county will now allow
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tattoo parlors, nail salons and massage studios to reopen indoors. the last few months health leaders allowed the businesses to reopen but only outdoors. sonoma county right now has the most restrictive rules because it's still in the purple tier. happening today if you're planning to go out this weekend with your family in the south bay you can go to some playgrounds. after being closed for seven months san jose playgrounds are reopening today. nearly 300 playgrounds and more than 1,000 amenities will be up and running. you can use basketball, volleyball courts, barbecue pits and picnic areas. >> maybe we bring whatever we want to grill. >> you know what i'm starting to like, grilled vegetables. >> wow, marcus. >> yes. those are good. >> i like my ribs and my steaks, too, now. >> i thought this was going to
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be something really interesting. >> hey, it's friday. we'll take it, marcus. >> you know what, good for you, you're being healthy. kari, is the weather going to cooperate with us? >> yes, we have perfect grilling weather. i like it a little bit cooler so when you get the heat from the grill it's really not burning you up. we have some nice weather for us going throughout the weekend we're starting out cool this morning. a lot of 40s and low 50s. and then as we head to lunch time it's going to be at about 72 in dublin. mill valley at 67 degrees. we're going to make it into the low 70s in some spots, even upper 70s in the tri-valley and inland parts of the east bay. we are going to have even cooler weather in the weekend forecast. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. mike, how is it looking getting out the door this morning? it's good, kari. marcus was talking about grills and using fire for that. you don't need fire on the roads. i misread something.
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let's update. the fire crew arrived to help with minor injuries that might have been as a result of the crash, but there was no fire. good stuff. so eastbound 237 the slowing has cleared. i believe they've cleared at least most of the lanes. there may be one expected right around great america parkway and over to milpitas, no more slowing. northbound the commute where 101 will start to slow down in about an hour. right now we're looking at clear, predictable drive with only a dip in speeds until you get to 205/580 merge. back to you. >> thanks so much. putting on the brakes. the all new legal defeat for ride share companies operating in california. will the ruling have any impact on drivers? plus, possible new fallout for facebook. just a few days after the doj went after google word of a looming case against the social media giant. we'll talk about it when we return. you're watching "today in the bay." i need a smaller house that's close to my son,
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at 4:42 let's get you out the door and ready for your commute. only some low 50s throughout the east bay. you may have to turn on the heater and as we head to the lunch hour mostly in the mid-60s across much of the east bay. we'll talk about this and our high fire danger for the weekend forecast coming up. so great temperatures for your drive. how are those speeds?
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let's take a look at the live camera. these are great. over in the tri-valley dublin and 580 with the headlights, a lot of headlights. a smooth drive at the limit here in dublin and pleasanton. a little slowing out of the alat this mott. if you continue west you might head to the san mateo bridge to foster city without delay and visibility is great right now. good morning. i'm leslie picker from cnbc. here are today's top business headlines. wall street is set to open higher this morning. investors continue to weigh the potential for another stimulus package. stocks rose yesterday after house speaker nancy pelosi signaled she and treasury secretary steven mnuchin are making progress in their talks, but she also warned it could take a while for a bill to be written and passed by congress. also in focus earnings from american express. the federal trade commission is mulling whether to bring an
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antitrust against facebook. they met yesterday to discuss the next steps. the ftc has spent more than a year looking into complaints facebook has been using its powerful market position to stifle competition. facebook disclosed last year it was under investigation and reports have said one focus of the probe is facebook's acquisitions of potential competitors such as instagram. the iphone 12 officially goes on sale today at 8:00 a.m. don't expect a line outside a store to get one. apple employees will be handing out reservation forms to get time slots to come back later. the company doesn't want to see people crowded together outside stores and face coverings and temperature checks will be mandatory. apple will limit occupancy to keep people from jamming inside. marcus and laura, back over to you. >> good idea. thanks, leslie. 4:44 for you that morning. covid-19, well, a lot of people are searching for it. the common everyday place you
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might visit where researchers found the virus and what you need to do and know to protect yourself. you're watching "today in the bay."
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kari, you made me smile already. take it away. okay. let's hope that continues as we talk about what's going on in the forecast. it is going to be a really nice day. let's check out our high temperatures as we first start out in the south bay with san jose reaching 74 degrees. that is going to be so comfortable. nice and not as windy as it's been the last couple of days as danville reaches 78 degrees. a high of 71 in oakland. 79 in livermore. and as you head over to the coastline today for a friday afternoon you might want to take a jacket to half moon bay. we'll be in the low 60s. palo alto will reach 73 degrees and san francisco reaching up to about 67 degrees in the mission district and sonoma up to 77 degrees while ukiah will reach 81. okay, let's talk about the concerns i have for the weekend forecast. so the national weather service dropped the red flag warning for this morning as the winds have calmed down, and now we turn our
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attention to the next high wind event that we'll see as we head through sunday. so there will be a high fire danger, fire weather watch going up starting on sunday morning, and that continues through tuesday morning. during this time frame high winds. this goes along with that high fire danger, the high wind event that we'll see starting on sunday afternoon. so we have two watches that are in effect for the end of the weekend because this time around it looks like the winds will be a lot stronger than what we've seen recently. so let's go through this wind forecast. we're starting out with some light winds today as well as tomorrow. then as we head through sunday morning. we're starting to see the winds picking up. even in the valleys we'll have high winds. the mountain tops may have some of those wind gusts reaching 70 miles per hour. so let's take a look at our temperature trend for spots like livermore. upper 70s today. a nice, cool weekend.
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as we get that cooler air it's also going to be quite gusty. mike, how is it looking for the drive? a look out to the south bay where we had this crash, 238 eastbound going over to great america parkway. it is, i believe, out of lanes. there may be some folks on the shoulder. both directions moving nicely. south 880 at whipple, the latest update says everything is clear and so are the speeds. no problem for the map. an easy drive, friday light. 450 we see this amount of traffic any day. back to you. >> thanks, mike. faulty power equipment is being cited for starting two
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wildfires last october. one, the easy fire that burned 1,800 acres near the ronald reagan library in simi valley. a larger fire the next day called the maria fire burned 10,000 acres near santa paula. investigators are reporting socal equipment started the easy fire and equipment by the oil company california resources ignited the maria fire. federal judges on the west coast are blocking white house efforts to not include undocumented residents in the 2020 census. the case challenging the president's executive order which seeks to exclude anyone in the country illegally. the judges ruled such an order is unconstitutional. it comes after the supreme court recently agreed to review a similar case out of new york. a new defeat for ride share companies and their effort to keep drivers off the company books. a state appeals court upheld the order for companies to treat drivers as employees rather than
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independent contractors. but that decision will not have any immediate impact because it won't take effect for at least 30 days. it may not have any impact at all. lyft and uber are trying to bypass the gig economy law via prop 22 which voters are deciding right now. california's employment development department appears to be finally catching up with the scammers filing fraudulent jobless claims. the "l.a. times" reports the edd is now frozen. 350,000 debit cards due to suspicious activity. often the red flag is a high number of claims at a single address. when people first started putting the whole scam together state lawmakers say some who filed legitimate claims are getting caught up in the wash. the frozen cards could represent billions in benefits paid since march. anyone whose card gets frozen is being asked to verify their
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identity. there's still a lot of uncertainty about how easy it is to catch covid from touching contaminated surfaces. our southern california sister station tested the theory. experts swabbed common locations across orange county. about one-third came back positive on surfaces like bathroom door handles in grocery stores, restaurants, indoor dining and mall escalators. an infectious disease expert at ucla says someone can still become infected by touching one of the surfaces. >> someone else could get infected if they touch their eyes, their nose or their mouth. >> that's why health leaders say it is important to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands thoroughly as much as possible. a flag on the play. next on "today in the bay," the all-new covid case on the raiders team that's leading to a sunday football game shake-up
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this weekend. plus --> i know you're not the real santa claus. >> a big change for santa. what parents and kids need to know before they look to deliver the all-important gift wish list. happening now for you talking about going above and beyond. so a nasa astronaut and stanford alum making sure her vote counts this election even if she's not here on earth. kate rubins cast that vote while using a secure electronic generated from houston. astronauts have been legally allowed to vote from space since 1997. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:56 for you right now. the raiders have been bumped from prime time, a potential covid outbreak is forcing them out of the sunday night football. the nfl made that preemptive move to ensure there was a game on sunday night. it was sfoupposed to be the raiders and buccaneers. instead the seahawks and cardinals here on nbc bay area. offensive lineman trent brown tested positive and is on the covid list. trending this morning there will be no miracle on 34th street this year. santa claus will not be visiting any macy's stores in 2020 due to the pandemic that will end a 159-year holiday season tradition. instead macy's is creating an interactive virtual experience. what a year. ready, set, reopen. next here on "today in the bay," a live report on the roleback of covid restrictions in one bay
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area county starting today. plus, our washington insider breaks down the key takeaways from last night's final presidential debate. how do i use better than bouillon? i just add a spoonful to my marinades... stir frys... ...sauces... just whisk it in... ...brush it on
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...sauté it. it adds a "cooked all day taste" ...that doesn't take all day. better than bouillon. don't just make it. make it better because when i get home, we like to play crocodile on the floor. promist max's pad removes over 99% of bacteria, with just water. better cleaning with less waste. o-cedar. it feels great to feel at home. right now at 5:00, not in the clear yet as extreme fire danger moves out of the bay area. another red flag warning is ready to creep in. we're tracking the time line and the likelihood of, you guessed it, even more power shutoffs. plus -- >> if he's elected, the stock
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market will crash. >> the idea that the stock market is booming is his only measure of what's happening. >> decision 2020 and the final presidential debate, mostly civil. but both candidates are still wagging and waging a war of words and ideals. a live report next on what was said plus reaction this morning. and a new round of reopenings today across the east bay. the list of who is finally able to allow customers back through their doors as "today in the bay" continues right now. good friday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. laura, you said it, it is friday and here we go. mike is keeping an eye on the morning commute. first we want to talk about the friday forecast, kari. how is it looking out there for us? it's going to be a cooler day. we're also seeing our winds calming down, but that doesn't mean we're all in the clear as we just mentioned. so we are going to have to turn our attention to


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