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your first weekend of december with us. i am kira klapper, our meteorologist vianey arana joins us with our forecast. >> it's sort of cool and comfortable to start a live look. we are going to be seeing some area of fog but current temperatures as you head out the door, low upper 40s. by this afternoon though we are going to see temperatures start to climb remaining in those 60s. the story is those king tides, there is a coastal flood advisory remaining in effect. i want to guide you through this. for the weekend we'll talk about the king tides and it's going to be nice and sunny, next week we are talking about spotty chance of rain in the forecast. i will talk about the timeline coming up. >> hopeful. sounds good.
the omicron variant is spreading across the bay area. five people in alameda county tested positive for the variant, among a group of 12 people all went to a wedding wisconsin last week and one of them returned to international travel, the health department said they had mild symptoms. omicron is in nine states. the first case was in the u.s. here in san francisco on wednesday. health leaders say as a result more people are getting vaccinated, the cdc reports more than 2 million shots went into arms on thursday alone, that's the largest single day total since may. half of those shots were boosters. in south africa where the omicron hit children under five.
now to a covid crisis in the north bay, parents let their children go to school despite one of them testing positive for the coronavirus. the actions of one family causing 75 children in the elementary school to be placed in a modified quarantine. sergio quintana reports. >> reporter: an outbreak in school what school officials had to managed over days all because the parents of two students decided not to follow instructions from marin county's health officials. >> we are trying to wonder why this happened. >> reporter: this has never happened before. the parents of two students got notice one of them had covid-19, they were told to quarantine
both kids but they sent them to school. the parents did not tell school officials one of them was covid positive. on november 18th, public health officials called the school. >> what did you guys do to figure out we got an issue here. >> the first thing we did was to check attendance. >> reporter: three positive cases transmitted and five others were due to exposure outside school. elementary kids only been eligible for shots recently so none were vaccinated. the family of 75 students had to go through modified quarantine. >> they had to alter travel plans, this was a major inconvenience and alter their thanksgiving. >> this is very serious. this is a situation where we know that for some our students
and staff with underlying health conditions that actually getting covid could be a matter of life and death. >> reporter: the superintendent says they have taken action against the parents of the elementary students but did not say what kind of action. the county department of public health could also pursue the case through violating a public health order which is a misdemeanor. nbc bay area news, sergio quitana. >> if you are searching for to get a vaccine and booster shot, we can help, with our website. parents of ethan crumbly have been taken into custody. their son is accused of killing four students earlier this week.
the parents are facing involuntary man slaughter charges in connection with the shooting rampage. they were scheduled to be arraigned yesterday but did not show up. police tracked them down after they abandoned their car. it's presumed they are headed to canada. back here going to the smash and grab robberies happening across the bay area, one east bay community is taking things into their own hand. tom jensen reports from walnut creek where more officers are now patrolling the streets. >> reporter: the sheriff department made the announcement of the new patrol today, as soon as we arrived in downtown walnut creek, we saw patrol here assisting with walnut creek police. the promise assistance from the contra costa is in response to a growing number of organize retail thefts like this one at broadway plaza nearly two weeks ago. >> we are concerned because this is something that we don't see
in walnut creek. it's pretty crazy, it's hard to believe it's happening here in walnut creek. >> reporter: on a regular date night in walnut creek with their baby despite the disturbing trend and relieved to see local officers and deputies working together to keep them safe. >> we are staying on the corner, there is definitely more police presence than we are used to. >> it's a welcome site. i appreciate it. makes everybody feel safer. >> reporter: exactly when the mayor law enforcement leaders were hoping for. a feeling of calm for the holiday season downtown. the sheriff department says the high profile patrols will be there through the holidays. >> we want to ensure that people when they come to walnut creek and shopping they are feeling safe. we have our police department that's out there. we have additional assistant. >> reporter: it's up to police to arrest and send these people
behind these organized crime sprees to prison for a long time. >> we all need to get together and put this behind us. nbc bay area news, tom jensen. we have a follow up of a family owned business smash and grab that happens on thursday, eastridge mall. robberies made up with $70,000 worth of jewelry. the owner hads mall for 20 years and never had anything like this happened before m. turning now to family grieving their father, kevin nishita, he was shot and killed last week working and protecting a news reporter. what we must do now while covering stories across the bay
area. nishita family is sharing their sorrow. >> reporter: the family is still mourning their loss but through their tears, the wife and son and daughter spoke publicly about their loss to talk about the one they love but also help finding those who did the shooting. >> anybody who was in the area at the time and if they have any video they can turn into the oakland police department. >> reporter: virginia was stunned by the shooting but not surprised kevin himself in jeopardy for the sake of others. >> that was his personality to and brave one that just wanted the protect people. so not just his family but others as well. >> there is street lights, we can see our way to the car, he would have a flashlight out and
everything, it was a little too intense. okay, we can see where we are going. he would always lead us out making sure everyone is buckled up. >> reporter: still there is lingering bitterness and longing. >> he didn't deserve this. he's retired and looking to stay busy. just wish he can come home. >> we are seeking to find a reasoning behind all of this so we can have some closure and understand why it happened. >> reporter: the family says it's still working on memorial services, there are a lot of details to work out because so many others also want to say good-bye. in san jose, robert handa, nbc bay area news. happening today more help is on the way for afghan refugees who come to the bay area, hayward city leaders and community members are setting u refugees as they resettle here
marking what could be considered the end of a guild era, charlotte schultz have died. she was one of the city's legendary hostesses who knew everyone. she was 88. turning now to another sobering video of life in san francisco, not another smash and grab but vandals spray painting a bus packed with passengers on board. the city's image taken a series hits from dirty streets to robberies. community leaders say videos like this are hurting tourism.
>> we need to take action. that's what we want to see to welcome our tourists back. we understand we have problems in the back, here is what we are doing about it. >> reporter: the mayor's office says they want people to feel safe and that means sending a message that people are being arrested. to a traffic alert for drivers, some closures that could impact your commute in the bay area, here is today in the bay, mike inouye. >> all weekend long, mount canyon listen closed. they're taking out an entire bridge, that'll be an issue, 680 and mission boulevard, those are your options until monday morning until it reopens before 5:00 a.m. up in the north bay, we have a short section but a big impact, this is i-80. both directions are closed between red top roads and 680. the reason for this long reroute between 780 and 680.
caltrans want you to stay to 680. closures that goes on saturday 11:00 p.m. to sunday at 9:00 a.m., back over to you. a live look the radio station, 997 now is holding its pop topia concert. concert goers must be fully vaccinated. you have a chance to meet players. this is happening today, the vta is holding an an yule stuff the bus toy drive. the vta is collecting unwrapped toys. meet j.t. marcinkowsi or meet
sj.sharkie. >> this is a video from 2019, the holiday train was cancelled last year because of covid. visitors are asked to bring a gift to donate for families in need. trending this morning, happy holidays to your waistline just in time for christmas and family gatherings. how about diving into a family size twinkie. . it's a baking kit that including a twinkie shaped mix, cream filling mix and instructions so you can recreate the original recipe. you can get it at walmart stores or online. now to our meteorologist vianey arana. seems like all we have done since we have been back together is talk about how we want to
lose our pandemic weight. >> that's okay. >> it's okay, i am not going to worry about it this weekend. kira, you know one thing about the weather is going to be perfect to go outside whether for your fitness goals or mental health goals. it will be a fantastic weekend. it will be a little hazy at times. san francisco right now live look, we do have the fog as well as playing a factor, look at san jose, we have seen this foggy start over the past couple of days, current temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. concord 51 and take a look at the fog visibilities. we do have some areas of dense fog. look at napa down to four miles and fairfield less than a quarter. san jose about five miles when it comes to visibility. i want to get to your daytime
highs because it's going to be absolutely beautiful today, despite the fog and the combination of sun and clouds, we'll see temperatures in the upper 50s, low 60s for the south bay san jose, 60 and 61 degrees entering some of the interior valleys. danville, 62. we'll be in the 50s around the bay. 61 degrees in concord around the peninsula, san mateo at 55. brentwood city, 59 degrees. overall in the city is going to be cool, upper 50s, you are definitely going to want a jacket into the afternoon especially into the later portion of tonight. it's going to feel a little chilly, santa rosa at 61 degrees. now here is the big story for the weekend, it's going to be the king tides, there is a coastal flood advisories, this is going to be in effect until 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. where? the north bay interior, the highest tides are expected to be
mid to late morning and this could mean areas along the coastal trails and roads and bring on localized flooding for today and tomorrow. so please be safe out there. satellite radar right now. we are dry but if you notice out in the pacific, there is a system, how is this going to be impacting us. we'll remain dry for the weekend, monday, we do have a chance for seeing some showers into the forecast. we take a little bit of a break. on thursday, looks like we have a better chance to see rain and snow for the sierra. that's something we look forward to because we still need the rain. watch out for those king tides if you are heading out to our beautiful coastlines. >> vianey, i am looking at that twinkie frost. >> it's 7:20. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up.
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at redwood city early in the morning. tj's friendly face is one of the first persons we see. >> i am a morning guy, i like to get up early, come to work, make some money. >> reporter: it was on sunday morning six years ago when tj made more than just money, he made a friend and ended up making a difference in both of their lives. >> i am glad. >> reporter: on that morning tj was stocking the frozen section when the young boy walked down his isle. >> riley dane is now 19 years old. >> he gave you a popsicle. >> it was a start of a beautiful
friendship. >> riley asked to help the freezer. riley and tj hit it off so well that it's weekly ritual of coming to the store. >> looking good today, hey buddy, let's do our thing. >> riley helps tj stock the shelves and take out the trash and pick up groceries for fans. >> sometimes with someone with disability it's hard to get to know them especially they're not able to communicate. >> tj took the time to get to know riley and meet him where he was at and learn about him and see his strengths. >> reporter: and he even wrote a story about their friendship and how confidence has grown as a result being drawn of the kindness of others into the other world. >> that blew me away. i never thought little old me
would have such an impact in someone's life. >> reporter: what more tj says is the experience that impacted his life. >> some day i am a bit down and he's cheering me up. so he's cheering me up too. that's what i look for in a friend. >> reporter: on that sunday six years ago, tj did not have to go out of his way to be kind to riley but he did. what happens next should be a motivation for all of us to one day do the same. >> garvin thomas with such a beautiful story. thank you garvin, riley and tj, we salute you. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." a covid crisis in the bay area elementary school. parents knowingly sent their child to class with covid. other families are suffering the consequences. plus, kevin nishita's family sits down with nbc bay area, the
klapper, vianey arana joins us with a quick look at your forecast. >> depending where you are, you will see the fog this morning. visibility down to about half a mile in some spots in the interior down to about 5 miles in san jose. we do have some visibility issues as well as up to parts of the north bay and half-moonbay as well. the to kick up for mid and afternoon today and through tomorrow, there is a coastal flood advisory in effect for the weekend and place through tomorrow. we are going to look ahead at next week we could see a chance of spotty rain in the forecast. i will guide you through all of this and what to expect for your daytime highs coming up in 15 minutes. >> we'll see you about 15. the omicron is spreading across the bay area, we have learned that five people in
alameda county tested positive for it. among the group of 12 people who all went to a wedding last week in wisconsin, one of them had just returned from international travel. because all were vaccinated and most had a booster shot, the health department says they had mild symptoms. here is how things look nationwide, omicron is in at least nine states. the first case in the u.s. was announced wednesday in san francisco. health leaders say as a result more people are getting vaccinated. the cdc reports more than 2 million shots went into arms on thursday. that's the largest single day's totals in may. half of those shots were boosters. in africa where omicron was identified, doctors are seeing a rise in hospitalizations in children under five.
back here locally there is a covid crisis in the north bay. parents let their children go to school despite one of them testing positive for coronavirus. the actions of one family now causing 75 children in that elementary school to be placed in a modified quarantine. "today in the bay" serge quintana reports. the parents of two students there decided not to follow instructions from marin county. >> it takes everyone's breath away and try to wonder why. >> reporter: mary jane burke is the superintendent in marin county says this has never happened. >> reporter: the parents got noticed one of the kids got covid-19 and they were told to
quarantine but instead they sent them school. on november 18th, public health officials called the school and asked why they had not recorded the students in their covid-19 report? >> what did you guys do to figure out okay we got an issue here. >> the first thing we did was check attendance. >> reporter: they found three positive cases that were likely transmitted at schools. elementary school age kids had only been eligible for covid-19 shots at the time so none were fully vaccinated. because of exposure, the family of 75 students had to go through modified quarantine. >> they had to alter plans and this was a major inconvenience and altering their thanksgiving. >> this is very serious, this is a situation where we know some of our students and staff with underlying health conditions
actually getting covid can be a matter of life and death. >> reporter: the superintendent says they have taken actions against the parents. the department of health could pursue a case for violating public health orders which is a misdemeanor. a spokesperson is still waiting to do with this incident. >> if you are searching for a booster or a vaccine, we can help. we put together a "how to" video, you can watch it on our nbcbayarea.com and our app. the parents of 15-year-old ethan crumbly had been taken into custody. their arraignment wrapped up 30 minutes ago. crumbly is accused of killing four students earlier this week. his parents are facing involuntary man slaughter, both
pleaded not guilty to all charges. >> they were scheduled to be arraigned yesterday but did not show up. police tracked them down in detroit after they abandoned their car, it was suspected they were fleeing to canada. back here locally to the ongoing coverage of the smash and grab robberies happening across the bay area. one east bay community is taking things into their own hands. tom jensen reports from walnut creek where more police officers are patrolling the streets. >> reporter: a new patrol today and as soon as we arrived in the scene of walnut creek, we saw patrols here assisting with walnut creek police. >> the promise assistance is in response to a growing number of organized retail thefts like this one nearly two weeks ago. >> we are concerned. this is something that we don't see in walnut creek.
>> it's been pretty crazy. >> it's hard to believe that it's happening here in walnut creek. >> reporter: melissa and nick on a regular date night in walnut creek with their baby despite the disturbing trend and relieved to see local officers and deputies working together to keep them safe. >> we are saying that on the corner there is more police presence than we are used to. >> i think it's a welcome site. i appreciate it. makes everybody feel safer. >> reporter: exactly what the mayor and law enforcement leaders hoping for. a feeling of calm before the holiday season downtown. the high profile patrols will be through the holiday. >> we want to make sure people are feeling safe so we have our police department that's out there. we have additional assistance from the sheriff's office now. >> reporter: the mayor says it's up to police and prosecutors to arrest and send the people behind these organized crime sprees to prison for a long time. >> we all need to work together in this. that's the only way to put this
kind of scourge behind us. >> reporter: tom jensen, nbc bay area news. we have a follow up of a smash and grab robbery to a family-owned business. this is happens on thursday in san jose at eastridge mall. thieves making up 70,000 worth of jewelry in a matter of seconds. the owner told us he's been at this location for 20 years and never had anything like this happening before. turning out to the family in the midst of unimaginable grief after losing their husband and their father. kevin nishita, a retired police officer working to protect a tv crew news when he was shot and killed last week. hiring a local security guard is the reality for most tv stations including us. nishita's family is sharing
their sorry and their plea for help. >> reporter: the family is still mourning their loss why virginia and daughter maureen and son enrique spoke about their loss to talk about the one they loved and also helping to find the shooter. >> kindly ask if anybody was in that area at the time and if they have any video they can turn into the oakland police department. >> virginia was stunned by the shooting but not surprised that kevin put himself in jeopardy for the sake of others. >> that was his personality to be that protector and be that brave one just wanted to protect people. not just family but others as well. >> every time we leave the house late, there is already street lights, we can clearly see our way to the car but he would have a flashlight out and everything and it was a little too intense,
okay, we can see where we are going. he how old always lead us out and make sure everyone is buckled up. >> still. >> he didn't deserve this. he was retired and looking to stay busy and just wish he can come home. >> we are seeking to find the reasoning behind all of this so that we can have some closure and we can understand why. >> reporter: the family is still working on memorial services, there are a lot of detail to work out because so many others also want to say good-bye. in seasons, robert handa, nbc bay area news. happening today, more help is on the way for afghan refugees who come to the bay area, haywood city leaders are setting up a new donation hub to help refugees as they resettle in the bay area, right there in
the building you saw in south hayward, needed donations including clothing and houseware and toiletries. they are accepting donations from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. still to come on "today in the bay," the new high-tech show in san francisco had the city all on glow. boss here to help yu merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore? or guests?! i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross!
good morning, it's 7:42. a cozy start, we got some fog out there, a little hazy at san francisco right now. live look in the city, beautiful shot there. take a look at the fog in san jose. limited visibility at times and down to 5 miles per hour at morgan hill as well. also tracy. now you will see a little bit more sunshine by the afternoon but it may be hazy at times. i want to give you the main story for today, that's going to be the king tides. this will remain in place through 3:00 p.m. on sundays. that'll be the north bay interior and any of the
highlighted areas and through the opening areas as well you can see here on the map. the highest tides are expected to be mid to late morning and coastal trails and also the roads around the coastline could see some localized floodings. if you are wondering what are king tides, let's talk about this. the sun is at its closest point to earth and the moon is at its closest point to earth. that creates the proximity of the sun and the moon. it causes water to pulling closer in land which creates the king tides. aside from the king tides, we'll see comfortable temperatures, in the 60s and upper 50s for the south bay. 60 degrees for san jose, take a look at the east bay, 61 in concord. livermore at 61. hayward at 60 degrees. san mateo at 55. winds not really a factor for today, it's going to stay pretty
calm there. 57 degrees for the mission area and low 60s up to the north bay. santa rosa, 61. what's going on with our extended outlook? we'll remain dry for today and tomorrow. if you look at satellite radar, you can see activities off in the pacific. looking ahead, once we see those high pressure start to back off. we do have a chance to see some shower activities on monday. that's a start of the workweek could bring a chance of rain into the bay area. our best chance of seeing sierra snow is going to come in the play on thursday and into friday, december 9th, we'll expect to see another round of possibly more rain in the bay area. localized flooding remains in effect. tag me and i want to see photographers out there getting great footage.
until december 12th. businessing are hoping the show will bring customers. >> prepandemic with thousand of commuters would stream in and out of san francisco everyday. they have yet to return a group called downtown san francisco is hoping this massive light and music show on four buildings down here will help bring people back during the holiday season. >> it's really been a bit slow. >> reporter: the owner says business is down 80%. >> we used to open up 7:00 a.m. until now and now we open up at 1:00 p.m. and we basically close around 7:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m., depends. >> reporter: the sidewalks heading to the montgomery street, bart station around 5:45
tonight nearly empty. >> i am just actually coming home from the gym. >> reporter: people say rush hour has not returned. >> it's not comparable to what it used to be. >> the executive director of san francisco is hoping what he calls the largest mapping projection event in the country will generate some excitements and convince people to check it out. and visit the businesses hoping to serve them. it's called glow sf. we saw the people enjoying the show tonight. >> it's a definitely a reason to come out. it's beautiful. >> reporter: mayor reed flips
the switch tonight saying it's time for san francisco to shine. the owners hope it attracts burst in crowds. >> come by, see the lights and have fun and come at the station. >> each show is about five minutes long, they run 15 minutes at each location, on bush and the pacific stock exchange building on pine. that's the equinox gym. trending this morning, one young boy is proof that inspiration can come in all sizes, coach cal fired up the team in canada. here is the message he shared with them. >> everyone in this room has a dream to be the greatest hockey player they can be. don't think it will not come to you. you have to own it. how are we going to do that?
we want that puck. that's our puck. we got to skate hard and work hard and plan the team so tonight is the night we make it happen. >> oh my gosh, he's so cute. after the team received that video on social media, they invited coach cal into the locker room before a game and it worked. they won. maybe they'll consider hiring coach cal full-time. up next a quick look of the top stories we are covering including more stories of the omicron.
welcome back, before we get to our top stories this morning, here is what you can expect with willie geist on "sunday today." >> good morning, my conversation with javier, no country of old man that earned him the oscar and his latest playing with nicole kidman. >> do you remember the first time you saw nicole as lucille ball, what was it like? >> i was doing my test with one of the hair and makeup, she came in and we were like, it was silence. because they really nailed that
look of lucy ricardo and i fell oh, my wife. >> the latest news and another life well lived when we air at 6:00 a.m. in the bay area. set the dvr and we'll see you when ever you are ready for us. >> thank you, willie. we learned five people in alameda county tested positive for the new omicron variant. the health department says because all were vaccinated and some boosted, the five had mild symptoms. they're among a group of 12 people went to a wedding last week in wisconsin and one of those people returned from international travel. in the north bay, we are learning the family of 75 children at an elementary school had to be on modified quarantine over the thanksgiving holiday, that after the parents of two kids sent them to class despite
one of the children testing positive for covid. it happened in early november when county health leaders told parents the kid needed to quarantine but they sent him to school and stayed in class for five days. the parents did not tell the school until a week later that public health leaders called the school and asked why they had not recorded that student's covid-19 case. the following day they swabbed more than 50 students finding three positive cases that likely transmitted at school. a favorite holiday tradition is back this year, caltran holiday train will be coming down the peninsula today and tomorrow, santa and mrs. clause and all their helpers will be back as well. visitors are asked to bring a gift to donate to the bay area in need and wear a mask. let's check in with our vianey arana.
>> it will be in the 60s if you are from california. you know it's coat weather for us here. foggy in the morning and a little hazy in the afternoon. there is a coastal flooded advisory, also for tomorrow through 3:00 p.m. because of the possibility of seeing localized flooding near the coast, please be safe out there if you are heading to the beaches. for next week looking ahead, there is a chance of spotty rain returning, mainly more monday initially and we have a second system that's making the approach later into the workweek. here is a look at your seven-day forecast, we'll see the morning fog into tomorrow. a chance for showers for monday and if you look out on thursday heading into friday, we'll see another system return of a chance of snow for the sierra. >> looks good, good for the chance of rain. vianey thank you so much, thank you all of you making us apart of your morning.
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