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kari, we'll show the pictures of the bay bridge toll plaza because it does reflect what the issue is. damp roadways, perhaps slick. on and off ramps, do be careful, and some wind blowing the flags around but light traffic. as we look at the map, green sensors and the green highlighting and there may be fog over in parts of the north bay around the delta so keep that in mind. there is one crash in the south bay affecting your on ramp to the nimitz. we'll talk about that coming up so back to you. thanks so much, mike. 5:00, developing now a live look at the white house where there's new fallout following the storming of the capitol building. president trump is now back tracking delivering a different message to supporters who took part. >> the about-face a far cry from what he said on wednesday but it comes far too late for lawmakers calling for his removal from office including house speaker nancy pelosi, even some republican lawmakers, also the national association of manufacturers led by a former
gop leader. "today in the bay's" tracie potts live in washington with a look at the plan to oust the president and the resignations of more disillusioned cabinet members. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: scott, laura, good morning. good morning, everyone. a couple of cabinet members and others in the administration saying they will be out early from the trump administration including the cabinet members that might be part of a decision to remove the president if that happens, and we have heard from sources that there have already been informal discussions amongst staff to see if they can invoke the 25th amendment to do that. in a new white house video president trump acknowledges joe biden's victory and changes his message to rioters who broke into the capitol. >> to those who broke the law, you will pay.
>> reporter: they want the president removed or impeached for inciting the riot. >> the president is unmoored from reality and his oath. >> reporter: democrats have written articles of impeachment hoping to act in the 12 days before biden's inauguration. >> he unleashed an all-out assault on our democracy from the outset. >> the vice president and the cabinet won't invoke the 25th congress. congress should come back in session immediately and impeach the president. >> reporter: even republicans who don't want the president removed agree he bears some responsibility. >> his angry rhetoric was reckless. his actions were the problem not the solution. >> reporter: more than half a dozen administration officials have resigned since the capitol attack including labor secretary elaine chao and secretary of education betsy devos. some specifically citing the president directing angry crowds to march to the capitol and
fight. >> i can't stay here, not after yesterday. >> reporter: capitol police chief sund resigned under fire for failing to prevent the massive security breach. and, unfortunately, overnight we learned one of his officers died. that officer had some sort of engagement with an altercation with people who were out protesting and at the capitol, of course, rioting, and went back to the office and collapsed. >> oh, goodness, gracious. well, we know, tracie, that 55 people have been charged. hundreds were inside and outside of the capitol, though, how is the fbi tracking down the rest? >> reporter: well, they're online looking at social media profiles because as people tend to do, they take pictures and videos and upload them. they're using that to try to identify people, talking with hotels and airlines. a lot of these people, as you know, came from out of town to
washington, and so they're trying to coordinate with them and identify any of their customers, any of their clients who may have been at the capitol wednesday. >> tracie potts live from washington, thank you. it is 5:03 right now. more details on president trump and his plans before leaving office. "new york times" reports he's considering pardoning himself. and has talked to attorneys whether it's legal. legal scholars are divided since there's no clear language in the constitution, but some point out historically pardons are used for specific crimes. >> the way it would be tested give someone like himself a blanket pardon and later on someone is indicted, and the court will have to judge whether the pardon is valid. my understanding is the answer is probably not. >> the constitution does state the president cannot pardon his own impeachment and if the senate did convict him, he could not hold office again. be sure to stay with us for
ongoing coverage of what is playing out. breaking news updates as well. download our free nbc bay area news app. today governor newsom will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year. no surprise there is money in it for people struggling under the crush of the pandemic. kris, how much money are we talking about? >> reporter: hi there, scott. i don't have to tell you the coronavirus pandemic has been a crushing economic blow to so many californians and governor newsom's budget certainly reflects that. he has included a proposal to pay $600 to people who make less than $30,000 a year. it's not a lot, but when people are teetering on the edge of disaster, it might just be that little life line that helps them survive. now the governor is also proposing $4.5 billion in stimulus program of grants and tax incentives. also $575 million for small businesses that would be doled out in the form of grants up to
$25,000 per business with some money set aside for small museums as well. and there's a $777 million california jobs initiative to stabilize the workforce, he says, reeling from the state's stay-at-home order. businesses could get tax credits for hiring workers back, retaining work eers and buying manufacturing equipment. some jobs could come from maintenance projects that have been put off. the governor included about $300 million to take care of those deferred maintenance projects. and with an eye on the environment and the future, the governor also wants to spend about $1.5 billion to get more of us to buy green cars. he also wants to build more charging stations. some of that money would be allocated to provide grants to help lower income people also get in on a green card. the governor will unveil his full budget later on today. you know we're going to follow that for you.
kris sanchez, "today in the bay." thanks so much, kris. 5:06. the u.s. hit another all-time daily record in both covid cases and deaths. nearly 270,000 infections were reported yesterday and more than 4,100 new deaths. in a week that's not yet over the u.s. has added 1.5 million new cases and close to 20,000 deaths. in california, a similar situation. more than 36,000 new cases added to the 2.5 million total infections. 583 people died. so with no letup in the surge california hospitals are at odds with the state over how to handle it. the state's hospital association argues california is moving too slowly in trying to handle overflow. state health leaders responded saying mo was to speed up patient transfers and limit nonessential surgeries will likely improve things. the hospital association plans to hold a conference call later today to talk about some of those challenges. taking a live look in los
angeles with new hard to fathom numbers surrounding the surge there. health leaders say one in five tests in l.a. county are now coming back positive and deaths now happening at a rate of one every eight minutes. yesterday the county recorded 259 deaths. mayor eric garcetti pointed out that's about the yearly number of homicides citywide in one day. new concerns about the accuracy of one covid test being used at l.a. county sites. the company curative makes the test and it stands by its testing kits. but a recent federal government alert warned the test may trigger false negatives. new statewide guidelines that may help increase the rate of vaccines being administered speeded up. health leaders recommend doses be given to lower priority groups before those vaccines expire when high priority demand subsides. once a county has offered and given vaccines for one tier and there's nobody left they should move on to the next tier while
still offering vaccines to the higher priority group if they ask. another million vaccines will be administered over the next ten days. the state is issuing a new travel advisory. here is a live look at sfo. people are being strongly discouraged for coming to california from out of state. if travelers do come to california, they are being asked to self-quarantine for ten days. also still in effect the advisory recommending essential travel only within 120 miles of home. >> our storm ranger busy tracking rain as it moves across the bay area. a live look outside the golden gate bridge where the fog yesterday. wet roads. meteorologist kari hall has another look at our familiar. good morning. it may still be wet out there even after the rain has moved on. the cars ahead of you may be kicking up water off the roads, some of the heaviest rain over the north bay and we are
tracking it with storm ranger, mobile doppler radar, with some of the showers. as we get a closer look across sonoma county the light rain is falling and we've seen it sweeping through other parts of the bay area but still holding off in the north bay. we'll see this quickly moving out by this afternoon. that's coming up in a few minutes. mike, any major issues for the morning commute? not major issues, just a word of caution as you're slowing down on on and off ramps. the green highlighted portions around the bay continues to move around mostly over there in contra costa county. along the peninsula from time to time as well as in the south bay as traffic flows smoothly. just got the update. i checked the computer. it looks like the ram ms both on ramps from first street to north and southbound 880 have been cleared of any activity. that's great news.
as we take a live look at the san mateo bridge you can see the sheen on the roadway as well. cars are operating just fine and you can see more clearly than yesterday. back to you, laura. >> all right, thanks so much, mike. 5:10. found in california, ahead at 5:25 on "today in the bay," the woman at the center of the so-called soho karen case facing new accusations. the drastic measures authorities say they had to take to bring her into custody. what boeing will pay to settle a federal criminal probe. plus, two jumbo jackpots. lottery fever boiling over in the bay area ahead of two potentially life-changing drawings starting tonight. where those in the know say you should buy your ticket. you're watching "today in the bay."
good friday morning to you. it is 5:14 and the early morning showers in santa rosa may make the yard wet for home school recess in santa rosa, but we are going to see it clearing out today. some sunshine by this afternoon and temperatures reaching into the upper 50s. we'll get a look at all of our microclimates and talk about the weekend ahead in a few minutes. we don't call off home school for a light rain day. getting out on the roadways a live look to see how things shape up over there. we will have potential for
slippery conditions like here at the richmond to san rafael bridge. light traffic, just mind your speeds, folks. so far no major hang-ups. that's the good stuff, scott. check business and tech headlines as well, mike. things have been rough in the news lately, the pandemic, the situation in the capitol. these green arrows are good news. not just because if you make money in the market but shows investors are thinking ahead. we have seen green for quite some time. boeing meanwhile, though, will pay $2.5 billion to settle a justice department investigation into whether it misled regulators from the faa about the safety of the 737 max that caused two deadly crashes. prosecutors probing the lapses by boeing in telling the faa about the short coming about the max before and after the accident. amazon has shut down prime pantry, a service that delivered groceries and household
essentials, one of the retailers earlier attempts at selling food online and does it through whole foods designed to get shoppers to stock up on bulky items that could ship in one big box. mercedes-benz has this, an enormous touch screen, it's the whole dashboard. the carmaker calls it the hyper screen. 56-inch curved touch screen takes up almost the entire car. it rolls out later this year. i love electric cars. i try to decide which one i want and then they do this. that's a big screen. >> well, maybe you'll get really lucky and you can buy them all. luck be a lady tonight. tonight's mega millions drawing, and tomorrow night powerball jackpot. a live look at a chevron where $75 million mega millions ticket
was sold about a decade ago. now say you were the luckiest person to ever live on the earth and somehow won both jackpots, well, it would pay $980 million before taxes. the odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 303 million. for powerball 1 in 292 million. the las vegas review journal is adding perspective. you have far better odds becoming a saint in the catholic church and the odds you'll win a gold medal at the olympics, 662,000 or giving birth to conjoined twins, 1 in 200,000. but there is always that chance. hey, i was 1 in 10,000, i had triplets. and, you know what -- no, i was going to say i bought a ticket and i won $2.
>> hey. the chances of laura becoming a saint in the church about 1 in 5. >> my fiance's friends tell me that, too. >> everybody says that. >> does your fiance say that? >> he rolls his eyes. >> let's get to the sinners in traffic and weather. i ate black-eyed peas on new year's day and that's good luck. we'll see what happens. if you don't see me monday you know what's going on. let's get a look at the radar as we are tracking the incoming rain on storm ranger. some of us have been lucky enough to have showers moving through. a closer look. parts of central sonoma county, petaluma and approaching napa. but there's been a couple waves of this rain coming through. this is kind of the second push
of it. a lot of the showers moving south of san francisco have been falling apart but we did have some light rain over the east bay. and so looking at rainfall totals so far, notice that the measurable rain that we've seen have been in san francisco on northward but it's only been up to about a tenth of an inch. so it's not a lot but a little bit of something and some of the storms coming in have been pushing up some high waves. we're back in this dangerous surf that we're expecting along the coastline and this will be in effect through 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. heading into the week, we have some nice weather. and temperatures will reach into the upper 50s in half moon bay. be really careful there. some low 60s in the inland areas once the sky clears. we'll get sunshine as well as the next couple of days. the weekend is looking really
nice. even though you'll have some clouds this morning get ready for some sunshine, make some plans to get outside, and temperatures will continue to warm up as we go through the forecast. so checking out the seven day. if you don't get that chance to head outside take a look at how warm it's going to be by early next week. upper 60s in the forecast and the lack of rain will extend into at least the end of next week. so i'm hoping we can get some changes here. let's head over to you, mike. it's a little bit of a wet commute for some. yeah, kari. but you ate the black-eyed peas and i ate the black beans which in our community is good luck. cross culture. good luck. the roadways are damp but not a problem right now. they're mostly clear as traffic flows smoothly. look at this. in the upper right corner you see that mustard color is the possibility of fog and portions of the north bay like dixon or anywhere south of there a great,
easy drive, a smooth flow of traffic after the crashes cleared. a live look at fremont shows you it's a little bit glowy. there's moisture, mist in the air. no problems so far. back to you. up next on "today in the bay" nbc bay area responds. >> reporter: a new year but the same old mission, to save you money. i'm investigator chris chmura, nbc bay area responds next. and, you know, our team is always on social media. a quick shoutout to the love of my life, yeah, that super fiance. i went to bed the other night and he was nice enough when i woke up the next morning he took down all of the christmas decorations while i was sleeping. very nice. now we have to put the boxes away. so when do you take down your decorations? are they all gone or are you keeping them up for the new year? tell me about it. i'm on facebook, twitter and instagram. ♪
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and at genesys, we're proud to help them help you everyday. welcome back. it's 5:24. new details this morning and a break on the west coast in the so-called soho karen case. authorities who traveled from the east coast have found and arrested miya ponsetto in ventura county. officers say they attempted to pull her over, but she refused. they were only able to take her into custody when she pulled into her driveway. the sheriff's office says she had to be pulled from the car and attempted to slam the car door on a deputy's leg in the process. she will be extradited to new
york to answer to accusations she tackled a 14-year-old boy in a lobby of a hotel after she falsely accused him of stealing her iphone. video seems to support the accusations. kaiser san jose will pay a fine of $43,000, $1,000 for every positive case stemming from a christmas day outbreak. they believe it was caused by a fan powered inflatable costume worn in the e.r. by a hospital staffer. the health department says the hospital failed to report the initial 43 cases in a timely manner. now that outbreak led to at least 60 worker infections, and the hospital is not saying how many patients were affected. 5:25. driving tests at the dmv have hit a stop sign. the dmv suspending the tests until february. so if you or your teenager had an appointment it will automatically be rescheduled. motorcycle tests are still
taking place. our consumer team took a few days off for the holidays. >> but they're back and saving people money. to investigator chris chmura. >> reporter: good morning. we've had a strong start to the new year. we just saved viewers more than $10,000. that includes arlene in morgan hill. the agent was refuse to go process a $7,424 airline refund even though the airline said a full refund was due. they reversed course. arlene will get her $7,000 back. we also helped an east bay family with a cruise dispute. we contacted the corporate office. they responded quickly and is promising a refund of almost $5,000. if you need a hand, perhaps we can help. go it to nbcbayarea.com and then click the responds option from the main menu. or you can call us 888-996-tips. have a great weekend. >> i'm sure we will, chris. you as well. next top stories, growing
do not represent our country. to those who broke the law, you will pay. right now at 5:30, back tracking. president trump issues a new statement following the deadly riot in the capitol building. the growing calls for his removal. >> and coronavirus surging out of control across california. record numbers that could lead to the current stay-at-home order being extended for much longer. outside in mills valley, our storm ranger tracking light rain moving across the bay area. meteorologist kari hall timing it all out in her forecast as "today in the bay" continues right now. yay, friday morning. thanks for starting it with us. i'm laura garcia. >> marcus washington has the day to have. kari and mike both watching that rain. let's start with kari. good morning. good morning. and storm ranger picking up on all of the rain moving through. that's been falling a little bit more heavy for parts of the north bay. as we look at the green on storm
ranger showing where that light rain is falling right now, some of the puddles left on the ground there. and we've seen some of the showers moving through parts of sonoma and napa counties. the rest of the bay area this morning there still will be that chance over the next couple of hours. i'm tracking it. what's ahead for the week coming up. mike, how is this affecting the morning commute? it's the precautionary note we give. you should drive slower because those conditions make it tougher to stop. you see green sensors and that green highlighting. there's the bay bridge toll plaza with some damp roadways and the map reflects that anywhere north of there, as you said, the fog, the mustard color, is the concern for me for drivers through the north bay, rio vista, into fairfield. the green highlighting in the north bay as well as perhaps slippery roadways. clear right now and everything moves smoothly so far anywhere
south of there. back to you. a live look at the white house this morning. president trump is reversing course amidst calls for his removal from office before his term ends. some of the headlines in washington at this hour. another death has been tied to the riots. the victim a u.s. capitol police officer injured while engaging with protesters. that brings the total number of dead to five including a san diego woman shot by police. the search by the fbi now intensifying for all of those who stormed the capitol. 55 already face charges. and calls for the president to be removed or impeached immediately are growing in congress. protesters are expected to rally against president trump tomorrow in the bay area, and cities nationwide. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live from the east bay. bob, this is on top of a protest yesterday. >> reporter: correct. good morning to you. the group organizing these protests is called refuse fascism, a small number of the
people associated with that group marched outside san francisco's city hall. you take a look at your tv screen. this was the protest, the riot at the u.s. capitol this past wednesday. they are outraged by how they treated trump supporters compared to the aggressive tactics used on peaceful black lives matter protesters. they are calling for a peaceful transfer of power on january 20th on inauguration day and worried that more than 100 current members of congress believe president trump won the election when he didn't. even with less than two weeks left in his term they are calling for the president to be removed or impeached before he causes more harm. >> i'm really disappointed because we let him go too long doing this stuff, and now because it's affecting them, they got scared yesterday. they felt what we feel all the time. >> there was a whole bunch of families, people singing anthems, people shaking hands.
praying. all kinds of peaceful experience. nobody was drunk, no weapons, it was peaceful, normal. >> reporter: she's a supporter of president trump, a redwood city attorney who just returned from the u.s. capitol where she participated in wednesday's march on to the capitol grounds. she says there was no actual call for violence. there was no plan to destroy property. she says protesters tried to stop a few young men who began hitting the windows with hammers. police then started pushing back. she got pepper sprayed. she says she did not go inside the capitol building and says she and most of the protesters did nothing wrong, and she would do that again. reporting live in danville, bob redell, "today in the bay." meanwhile, a menlo park business owner trying to fend off backlash she is facing for attending the protests. she owns sugar shack, a candy store in menlo park. a photo of her at this week's
rally is shared across social media gone viral. one social justice advocate calling for a boycott. >> to be in an anti-democracy protest that was instigated by the president of the united states, we say no more to that and we will not support your small business for that reason. >> he says he's willing to talk to tinsley about it. tinsley won't go on camera but says in part, just like every american, i watched in horror as the chaos unfolded on television. i couldn't believe my eyes and remain appalled at what i saw. she says she traveled to washington thinking she would take part in a peaceful protest and says she was trampled over when things turned violent. she says she returned to her hotel. prosecutors have filed the first federal charges and now they're asking for the public's help to identify more suspects. as nbc's tom costello reports agents are now examining social
media photos and video clips. >> reporter: scott and laura, good morning. good morning to you in the bay area. this has taken a tragic turn here on capitol hill. one of the capitol hill police officers who was injured wednesday night has now died, his name is brian sicknick. he is a 13-year veteran of the department. behind me you may see there's massive fencing now up all around the capitol perimeter about 9 feet tall. the concern is they want more security doing into the inauguration and maybe beyond and there may be a return of demonstrators intent on trying to disrupt the inauguration. in addition the fbi and the metropolitan d.c. police department are poring over hundreds of photographs and hours and hours of video, online video as well, looking for and trying to identify anybody who was participating in this attack on capitol hill. so far federal prosecutors have
charged 55 people with a variety of charges, and they say they plan to pursue this for an entire year trying to identify people involved in this at the urging of president trump. one of those arrested had an assault weapon and had 11 molotov cocktails. and so far the fbi says more than 4,000 tips have been called in by the public trying to identify anybody who was involved in what happened on wednesday. we're going to be continuing to watch this as now both the sergeant at arms in the house, the senate, and the capitol police chief have resigned because of how this was handled. back to you in the bay area. if you've been wondering how to talk to your kids about all of this in d.c., you're not alone. kris sanchez will share questions she's getting from her children, and she'll share some helpful tips for parents as well. now to the pandemic, our original stay-at-home order will
likely be extended because the number of available icu beds is now at 3%. the order kicks in when the region falls under 15% availability. county by county santa clara county down to 1% availability. napa county is now using surge icu beds. san francisco, sonoma and alameda county are doing better with more than 20% availability. one of the danville restaurants that refuse to follow guidelines has been reportedly shut down, or at least it was last week. the restaurant was ticketed several times because over the holiday it kept its outdoor dining area open. the county suspended the restaurant's health permit. on tuesday that permit was reinstated and now the restaurant is only doing takeout and delivery. some school activists and parents aren't happy about governor newsom's school reopening plan, so this afternoon they're holding a protest. a car caravan will start at oakland technical.
it will end with a news conference at 5:00 at the california state building on clay street. schools are pushing back against the plan to give cash bonuses to plans that reopen saying it rewards wealthy communities and ignores the needs of urban areas. new this morning a look at the pandemic's impact on san francisco schools. "the examiner" reports enrollment district wide dropped 2% from the fall of 2019 to the fall of 2020. it marks the biggest one-year decline in a decade amounting to more than 1,000 students. district leaders are not sure if the decline is due to families moves out of the city or turning to other options like private schools and home schooling. this morning our storm ranger is busy tracking rain. a live look at the exclusive mobile doppler radar as it scans the skies. some parts of the bay area seeing wet weather right now. meteorologist kari hall tracking how long it will last. good morning. good morning. and some of that rain will just be with us for these early hours this is what storm ranger is
showing right now, some light showers moving through the north bay. we've also seen it in parts of the east bay and moving down the peninsula. as we take a live look outside in walnut creek that rain is coming down now and temperatures only in the mid-40s. we should see things clearing up as we head to 9:00, 10:00, and it will start to gradually warm up. we have some sunshine in the forecast later today and highs in the 60s. we'll talk about what's ahead in the weekend forecast coming up. mike, what's going on right now as you keep an eye on the morning commute? kari, it's calm and dry. that's when we have to exercise that word of caution for folks on days like today, damp, slick roadways. green sensors all over the place, so take your time. take it easy getting to where you're going. as we move the map around the bay we see that the tri-valley just start to go sebeing to see the arrows are. into sunol and we're looking at
the rest of the bay. fog in the north bay where that mustard color highlight is. i want to show you oakland where it represents a smooth flow. there you go, on the nimitz. 5:40 right now. rethinking security. still ahead on "today in the bay," the steps president-elect joe biden's team is now taking ahead of his inauguration and the key cabinet members he is set to announce today. and new details on what appears to be a widening covid outbreak among the football players at san jose state. plus, new help on the way to keep one of san francisco's most beloved restaurants afloat during the pandemic. but first a reminder nbc bay area and telemundo 48 teaming up to make a positive impact on our community through project innovation this is a grant challenge powered by the comcast nbc universal foundation. it recognizes and awards
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next couple of hours. the rest of the day will be nice. highs in the upper 50s and low 60s and the weekend is looking even better. we'll talk more about that and our current rain in a few minutes. and, folks, you see this right here over my shoulder, the green sensors. that's for the richmond-san rafael bridge. i want to show up the toll plaza. it's not the volume of traffic, it's the slicker roadways. light traffic flow may have you going faster. it may be hard to stop. the outgoing trump administration today will publish a new regulation to replace the immigration program's current h-1b lottery system with one based on priority for the highest wage earners. this is likely going to take some time to implement which means it may never actually be implemented. president-elect biden's team has indicated it will halt further changes to h-1b and that president biden will eventually
roll back some or all of the recent restrictions. speaking of the transition the president-elect and the vice president-elect kamala harris will announce their economic and jobs team today in wilmington, delaware. biden will nominate rhode island governor gina ramimondo as secretary of commerce and boston mayor marty walsh as secretary of labor. now if confirmed walsh would be the first union member to serve in the role in 50 years. confirmation should be easy. the senate will be in the hands of democrats. following the attack on the capitol, inauguration planners re-assessing security. biden's team held a leadership call to discuss safety issues. not revealing, though, any new details. the chaos at the u.s. capitol the topic at the dinner table for so many families. images hard enough for grown-ups to digest and what will happen when president-elect joe biden is gnawing rated january 20th. kris sanchez is going to cover
it. i know your daughters have some concerns about that. >> reporter: it is such an honor and such a responsibility to cover a momentous event under normal circumstances and now this is a completely different elevation of that. the excitement of the whole thing happening within our family is now tempered by the concern over what we saw happening at the capitol and it is really hard for my kids to avoid the news because both i and their dad are working journalists. now we had to watch a lot of that coverage, saw the mob storming the capitol, the crowd turned on journalists there and some of those journalists had their equipment smashed to bits right in front of them. my youngest asked if it was safe for me to go.
i assured her i would be making choices with her in mind. it's just so hard for our kids to process because everything is moving so fast. >> they can't sit long enough to reflect on what has happened to have a deeper understanding before the next thing happens. >> reporter: so the experts say kids under 7, try to avoid ledding them see the coverage if possible. for your elementary school students talk about winning and losing and even use sports activities to make the connection. with your middle school students you can talk about how words matter and about that social injustice component because they are old enough to likely recognize that themselves. with your high school students, offer to have a conversation but do take their lead and let them tell you what it is they want to know. in our family we reiterate our kids are safe and that they have power to do good in the world.
that seems to help. laura and scott? >> very much so. it is such a unique thing being a journalist as well because, like first responders going in to help, we're going in to inform the public. as you go into the inauguration, i know there's excitement with you being able to be there, but are you nervous at all? >> reporter: you know, i was feeling a little bit apprehensive. i know that there is going to be a large security force while we are there, but we definitely -- the saying goes, keep your head on a swivel. i do get jumpy. you can ask my cameraman with me this morning. i am always paying attention to what's happening around me. i do think what it means for my kids as well. i want to bring this information to you, take you there and let you see the sights and the scenes. it is excitinexciting. at the same time i want to come home to my kids and my family. >> your "today in the bay"
family as well. we know you're going to do a great job and your security and safety is utmost priority for the station as well. thanks so much, kris. the "today" show will be tackling the tough questions. they'll have special live team coverage coming up at 7:00 a.m. right after "today in the bay." california lawmaker new to the job confirmed she is infected with covid-19. michelle steel says she had no symptoms but took a coronavirus test as a precaution and it came back positive. the orange county republican was sworn in to office this week and plans to quarantine for as long as her physician tells her she needs to. well, sorting out the real versus bogus accounts at the edd will take some time, what they are telling news agencies. it free thro froze 1.5 million accounts. one in seven accounts is now frozen, all tied to the pandemic fraud scandal. identity verification may hold
up reinstatement for weeks. new details this morning, the covid outbreak appears to be widening. santa clara county reportedly ties 13 cases to the program. you may recall the spartans lost the new year's eve bowl game in arizona, the school previously acknowledged some members of the traveling party stayed behind due to positive covid tests. it's not confirming if the 13 cases include those who remained in arizona or where or when the infections occurred. all right, here is something good for you that morning. the oldest restaurant in san francisco getting a little bit of a life line. >> tadich grill getting $31,000 a month to help it stay afloat coming from barstool fund, a $19 million pool founded by the sports website barstool sports. tadich grill has been around for 171 years. the third oldest in the country. and such a popular hot spot. >> yeah, that's nice to see. nice to see.
got to support our local businesses when they're able to come back, too. a little bit of rain in the forecast, kari. it's been so great to see the rain especially early in the day, and we can go about enjoying the rest of our weekend with some sunshine. let's just get this rain in and out of here. that's what storm ranger is showing some of the scattered showers and most has been light. not nearly what we need. we'll take every bit we can get as we see some of the showers moving mostly through the north bay and we've seen some of the showers moving south of the golden gate bridge. it was an initial push of some rain. some is moving through parts of the north bay as well as the east bay and into the peninsula. we're still going to have high waves along the coastline. pushing up big breakers that could reach over 25 feet and the high surf advisory continues through early tomorrow morning so at any point today if you're
going to be along the coastline, do not turn your back to the water. i know a lot of people will want to head to the coastline today because the weather will be nicer. temperatures reaching into the upper 50s, a breezy wind and the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. sunshine for the inland areas where temperatures will be slightly warmer reaching into the low 60s today. this one last gasp, the rest of the day some lingering clouds but the sun will peek out and the rest of the forecast is all dry. after today no chance of rain and temperatures will come up. morning temperatures in the 40s for san francisco and along the coastline we'll be watching out for king tides. mike, what's going on right now in the commute?
we'll look at the roadways. the conditions you're talking about, the light rain touching a lot of folks could be an issue. there's nothing going on on the chp report. the mustard color over there on the right side of the screen is where the fog is starting to creep in. looking at vasco there is fog. it's dark in those areas so a quick look at the peninsula shows you palo alto. just keep that in mind, scott. tokyo is entering a second state of emergency while there are fewer than 200 days before the start of that postponed olympics. a third of the japanese want the games just scratched because they can cause a spike in cases. the olympics had already been
post owned a year and are now expected to start july 23rd. if they have the olympics you'll be able to watch it here on nbc bay area. 5:54 right now. much more ahead on this friday morning including iconic trees vandalized. and a woman accused a 14-year-old boy of stealing her smartphone is in jail. the arrest played out in california.
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5:58. welcome back. you're watching "today in the bay." new details this morning. a break on the west coast in the so-called soho karen case. authorities who traveled from the east coast have found and arrested miya ponsetto in ventura county. officers say they attempted to pull her over but she refused to stop. they were only able to take her into custody when she pulled into her driveway. the sheriff's office says she had to be pulled from her car and attempted the slam the car door on the deputy's leg in the process. she will be extradited to new york to answer to accusations that she tackled a 14-year-old boy in the lobby of a hotel after she falsely accused him of stealing her iphone. 5:58. kaiser san jose will pay a fine
of $43,000, $1,000 for every positive case stemming from a christmas day outbreak. hospital administrators believe it was caused by a fan-powered inflatable costume. you saw it a second ago there, worn in the e.r. by a hospital staffer. the health department says the hospital failed to report the initial 43 cases in a timely manner. the outbreak led to at least 60 worker infections and the hospital is not saying how many patients were infected. now if covid cases surge, flu cases are basically nonexistent. so far only one official case of the flu, one, has been reported to santa clara county and that was in october. while cases fluctuate annually and have been as high as the mid-200s in recent years. one leader says the precautions are making all the difference.
a beautiful site in gentlem japantown have been vandalized. the damage outside the cultural and community center. administrators say it was a deliberate act. not one branch was left intact and the breakage goes down to the trunk. the cherry blossom trees were to commemorate the visit to the city by the emperor and empress of japan. such a shame. they're so beautiful. right now at 6:00, calls are growing louder to remove or impeach president trump. pressure is coming not just from democrats but some republicans as well. a live report from washington in moments on a possible time line when speaker pelosi may start proceedings. plus, wanted by the fbi. dozens of rioters are being hunted by law enforcement. these are new images of a person suspected of leaving a pipe bomb.