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has details on how this is already affecting holiday travel. >> reporter: at the international terminal at sfo, most of the passengers here who are starting a round-trip getaway will be subject to the new, tighter testing window when they return. starting tomorrow, all international travelers, including u.s. citizens, will need to show a negative covid test taken 24 hours before departure on any flight headed to the u.s. and the mask mandate for all forms of public transportation will remain in effect till march 8th. for people with holiday plans abroad, the new rules are a challenge. >> 24 hours is better than 72 hours because you don't know if people have exposed themselves or gone out after that test within the 72-hour window. >> i think it's necessary. although, it has made travel so complicated. >> reporter: and travelers departing sfo on international flights also need to research what other countries are now requiring. in france, they now require a test within two days of
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departure. israel is asking people to quarantine for three days when they arrive there. public health officials around the world and here in the u.s. are trying to slow the spread of the virus as much as possible. >> i do think we have an investment in making sure people aren't bringing new cases, especially when we have things like omicron to worry about. >> reporter: at sfo, sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. well, there is a lot changing every day as we continue to learn more about the omicron variant. we are staying on top of it for you. head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. click omicron variant updates at the top of our home page. we have a follow up to a story we told you last night. a san francisco restaurant is apologizing after its staff refused to serve three uniformed police officers. the restaurant asked the officers to leave because the staff felt uncomfortable by the presence of their weapons. it led to swift backlash on yelp and other social media. co-owners are now calling it an
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unfortunate incident and mistake. in a statement, they posted on instagram it reads in part, quote, we are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times. we hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the sfpd. all right. yet another casualty of the pandemic. after 17 years, the owner of el camino mongolian barbecue in santa clara says he is closing his mega popular restaurant in ten days. nbc bay area's marianne favro is in santa clara with a closer look. >> reporter: tonight, dozens of people lined up to get one last taste of mongolian barbecue here and to say good-bye to the man who turned the simple restaurant into a cult favorite. from the business cards and thousands of photos on the ceiling to the kids' drawings and frames, to the unique dining style. john has made el camino mongolian barbecue his own. and customers noticed. sandra chou drove all the way
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down from daly city to eat here tonight. >> it has a very homey vibe. like, my kids love the food over here. it's just like they love to be able to kind of create their own mixture. make the food. and um, the owners are so sweet, so nice. so that's what we will be missing really. >> reporter: john, an engineer from south korea, says he knew nothing about the restaurant business when he first took over 17 years ago. the restaurant has been there since 1993 and john is the third person to own it. he posted a photo of his first customers and quickly developed a dedicated following. not just with adults but with kids, too. this is where 10-year-old asa even learned to like veggies. >> i am not good at eating my veggies but like in this type of case, i -- i like 'em. and they're so good. >> reporter: but the pandemic changed everything, forcing the restaurant to close for nearly a year. and when it did re-open, business was down 70%. and that's not all.
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>> price of labor cost is way increased and then was purchasing price was increased. but i couldn't increase my food price. >> reporter: so, john and his wife sunny decided to close the restaurant december 15th because he has no green card, he says he and his wife will need to leave the country. the 67-year-old plans to move back to south korea and volunteer there. but he hopes someone will continue the restaurant's legacy by taking over his recipes, and keeping the doors open. >> i'm so sorry, i cannot survive. sorry, everybody. i miss this restaurant. our customers. >> reporter: given the turnout tonight to say good-bye, it looks like the customers will miss him even more. in santa clara, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> that is tough. live look outside right now
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san francisco. a chilly night out there and about to get chillier and maybe even wet. let's check in with meteorologist rob mayeda. rob? >> right now, we are seeing a little bit of some patchy fog setting up around san francisco. and the visibility's really dropped off around the inland east bay. check out concord and walnut creek down to quarter mile the visibility right now. so some areas of dense fog likely again for tomorrow morning but the bigger changes on the way will include, by later tomorrow, a chance of seeing some rain at times. wind, also, will be a factor. especially, by thursday and some cold temperatures ahead. so, the first of our two rain chances, likely showing up just around this time tomorrow evening. all the way into very early tuesday morning. which will be followed up by a second weather system, which may not bring a lot of rain but it is going to bring a lot of cold air behind it. as we get into thursday, as this kind of canadian air conditioning drops down the coast, we will be watching this very closely. powering up those gusty winds for thursday. and dropping our temperatures -- we are talking highs in the low 50s and we could see frost and freeze watches later-this week for our inland valleys.
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we will look at the impact on our temperatures and how much rain we expect coming up in about ten minutes. >> jack frost nipping at your nose. all right, rob, thanks. you can keep an eye on the chance of rain and really cold temperatures in your neighborhood on our free nbc bay area app. just type in your zip code, you will get a forecast tailored specifically to where you live. looking to the week ahead. scott peterson is due back in court wednesday for his resentencing hearing. peterson was convicted of killing his wife and unborn son back in 2004 and sentenced to death but last year, the california supreme court overturned his death penalty saying the trial judge excluded potential jurors who were opposed to capital punishment. peterson is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in wednesday's hearing in redwood city. it will be the first time he faces family and friends of his wife since his conviction. well, one of the most closely watched trials in silicon valley history is nearing its end. the defense in elizabeth holmes'
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trial is expected to rest its case by friday. last month, prosecution presented a long string of 29 former theranos employees, investors, and patients who cast holmes as a master manipulator. the 37-year-old holmes took the stand, herself, last week. claiming she truly believed the company had developed sophisticated blood testing technology. on tuesday, the cross-examination of holmes is expected to end. both sides can then call rebuttal witnesses or conclude, sending holmes's fate into the hands of the jury. funeral services for kevin nishita, the retired police officer turned security guard, are set for thursday. nishita was killed during an attempted robbery in oakland last month. he was providing security to a tv news crew at the time. the decorated officer served in both the san jose and colma police departments over the course of his career. public services are set for noon, thursday, at san jose civic center. vaccinations and masks are required indoors. with the rise in violent crime against the aapi
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community, self-defense and awareness events have been popping up across the bay area. and there was one today in san francisco. check this out. a special class held with children in mind. they hosted an anti-bullying workshop for kids between the ages of 7 and 12. organizers say it's important for everyone to learn how to prevent confrontations and defend themselves if necessary. >> for the anti-bully class, what we teach the kids is how to find their voice, how to yell no and how to tell people back off and leave them alone. pay attention to their situational awareness and if someone were to put hands on them, we teach them to defend a against a push, a push, a choke, as well as a wrist grab. >> after the children's class, filipino martial arts instructors guided adults through a basic knife self-defense class. students learned how many everyday objects can be weapons of defense. well, making it in the bay remains difficult for so many, right? as counties look at ways to add housing. on tuesday, marin county's board
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of supervisors and its planning commission will meet to discuss how to deal with housing production between 202 2 and 2030. the state mandated regional housing need allocation has mandated more than 14,000 homes be built in that time period. many cities in marin county have pushed back against the mandate, citing the lack of land, the drought, and recent wildfires. live look for you right now at capitol hill where, tonight, flags are at half staff in honor of late senator bob dole. the longtime lawmaker, former presidential candidate, and world war ii hero has died. he was 98 years of age. nbc's dan sheneman has a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: senator bob dole spent his life trying to make a difference for those served. he was born robert joseph dole july 22nd, 1923 in the small town of russell, kansas. the doles were a modest, hard working family. as a teenager, he was quite competitive, especially when it
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came to track. in 1942, dole joined the army. during world war ii, he was critically injured. it would take him years to get back on his feet but he never fully recovered. after the war and law school, dole became russell's youngest legislator. in 1960, he was elected to congress and the senate in 1968. where he served until 1996. dole had his eyes on the white house and ran as the vice presidential candidate with gerald ford on the republican ticket in 1976. the ticket lost. also, in the '70s, he met and married elizabeth, his second wife, who made her own run for the white house. dole was named gop candidate for president in 1996 but lost the uphill battle to incumbent president bill clinton. in 1997, he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. the highest civilian award. he already had two purple hearts and a bronze star. in his retirement, bob dole was instrumental in getting the world war ii memorial built in
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washington. and where, before the pandemic, he often spent weekends greeting his fellow veterans. dan sheneman, nbc news. tributes and condolences pouring in from both sides of the aisle. in a statement, president biden described senator dole as a man with quote an unairing sense of integrity and honor. he added bob was an american statesman like few in our history. a war hero and among the greatest of the greatest generation and to me, he was also a friend whom i could look to for trusted guidance or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves. former-president george w. bush released a statement saying senator dole was a, quote great patriot who represented the finest of american values and he added, quote, he defended them in uniform during world war ii. he advanced them in the united states senate. and he lived them out as a father, husband, and friend. still ahead. covid onboard. what one cruise line is doing to contain an outbreak on one of its ships and why some
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passengers say they weren't happy with how the situation was handled. plus, she is on a mission to help those struggling to make it in the bay. we are going to introduce you to the woman behind the outreach in the east bay today. we are watching more patchy, dense fog for tonight. already, seeing it now in walnut creek and concord and just around the corner, rain chances. and a big drop in those temperatures. a closer look at the winter blast coming our way when we come right back. the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge.
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about our society is a quintessential thing to do and a hallmark of any democratic society. like good journalism, comedy holds a mirror to ourselves, to reflect on the good, the bad, and the truth. it matters. >> the kennedy center honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to american culture. new tonight. covid cancels a brd way favorite. performances of wicked were called off at the last minute today. the production announced that based on testing results and scheduled absences in the company, the show would not go on today. tickets are being refunded. tuesday's performance of wicked is expected to go on as planned. a similar situation happened with broadway's "aladdin" back in september. a cruise ship that is docked in new orleans has at least ten people onboard who have tested positive for covid and officials are trying to prevent that number from growing. the norwegian cruise line ship left november 28th. it returned with ten passengers
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and crew members infected with the virus. well, health officials trying to get everyone off that ship without spreading covid even more. the cruise line says no one is showing any symptoms. now, some passengers that were allowed off that ship had different views about how things were handled. >> captain came on and said we are going to test everybody. i couldn't believe how organized they were. the minute they announced they had everything set up, all the people ready to go. >> everything was clean. >> yeah. >> they were cleaning 24 hours. um, but i feel like we should have known that ten people had it. i mean, we found out on the news this morning, you know? getting off the boat. >> might remember back in march of 2020, this scene. the grand princess cruise ship docked in oakland after 21 people onboard got some of the first covid cases we saw in the u.s. that was a huge story. that's how it all began here. they quarantined for several days before being allowed off. we know there are groups more vulnerable to covid-19 by researchers in dallas are
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looking at whether some geographic areas might also be more likely to see severe infections. from our nbc station in texas reports. >> when we get in our cars, we usually have a destination in mind. but sometimes, hazards lead us to a place we didn't expect. >> right here, one month before covid-19 started. >> reporter: he moved here from mexico last year to teach computer science at ut dallas. he is the lead author of a study with nasa that looks at how the air we breathe impacts the severity of covid-19 outbreaks. >> what is it that your research has found in terms of the correlation between air quality and hospitalizations? >> so, the quality of the air actually affect the -- the -- the covid-19 hospitalizations in many of the cases. >> reporter: there are aerosols in the air. some, naturally occurring.
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others, manmade pollutants from things like car exhaust. utd researchers used nasa's satellite data measuring aerosol pollutants and covid-19 hospitalization rates to find the connection. so, you're saying if we want to be healthy, we need to look at what we're doing to the climate? >> yes, yes, definitely. >> reporter: he works with numbers. but hospital covid units aren't filled with numbers. they're filled with people. >> some of my colleagues in mexico died and many of them from -- from covid-19. so -- some of them, from covid-19 -- so that's very sad. >> it's personal. >> yeah, it's personal. so that makes you think, oh, my gosh. i should keep trying to push forward and make a difference. >> reporter: using information to help prevent detours the next time there's a pandemic.
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>> and that was noel walker reporting. a bay area woman is doing all she can to help those having a hard time making it in the bay. sharon alexander used her own money to start an organization back in 2019. it is called the arthur jean safe place. it gives to those who don't have a home. well today, volunteers stuffed backpacks with blankets, personal hygiene products, and more for people living in unsheltered encampments in san pablo and richmond. in addition, the group gave out hot meals. >> i love people. i do. and i couldn't figure out how i was going to dedicate my life to helping people. i just took what my mom had -- had been through. and i took my experience from being homeless, being hungry, being on the street. i took that experience, kind of put it together and we have arthur jean safe place. >> the organization is is doing everything it can to help and any donations will be gladly accepted. arthur jean safe place is named after sharon's mother who was a nurse who worked with hiv
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patients in the late '80s. she was stuck with an infected needle and died at the age of 47 back in 1992. well, hanukkah wraps up tomorrow but there was still time to celebrate in the east bay. see right there? an event was held at the piedmont community hall today. families enjoyed music, making holiday-themed crafts, playing with dreidels, and of course, much more. >> it feels great to be outside with everybody. it's a beautiful day and it's really nice to be with community here. mber 28th, and ends tomorrow evening. king tides came roaring back to bay area shores this weekend. lot of people taking a look at the water near the embarcadero in san francisco today. it looked different. there was much more of it. the exploratorium used the natural phenomenon as a teaching opportunity explaining how when the moon is closest to the earth, there is a stronger pull on the ocean. social media flooded, so to speak, with posts all weekend showing normally dry areas submerged. this is a flooded trail, richardson bay over in marin
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county. that is a bike path when the water is not there. the beach aquatic park all but disappeared. experts also say king tides give a preview of what normal high tides would look like in the coming years as the sea level rises. well, something else coming up. especially, this week. >> yes. >> the possibility of rain. thank goodness. >> more than one opportunity at that. we are going to be seeing looks like into monday night and tuesday, another system coming in on thursday and perhaps the biggest punch in the series, coming up just toward the end of the seven-day forecast. outside right now, 52 degrees in san francisco. keep these numbers in mind because most of the day friday, we could be seeing upper 40s to low 50s for highs. right now, 48 degrees in dublin. you see the fog there. concord and walnut creek, 48 degrees. and there is a look across solano county, contra costa county, visibility's dropped off pretty rapidly early in the night and you can see in the north bay, some reduced visibilities as well. dense fog advisories may pop up
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for your morning commute so this is something we have seen over the last week or so. plan on that again tomorrow morning. now, the change begins tomorrow afternoon. instead of the clearing skies, we are going to get increasing clouds. and at least a chance, especially near the coast, of seeing some late-afternoon to evening showers showing up later on in the day. so you got some fog and low clouds for the morning. here comes the increasing high clouds. just after sunset, a chance of some light rain passing through the south bay and probably the biggest punch with this particular weather system will be just before sunrise on tuesday from about 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. crossing through the peninsula and south bay. and then, you begin to see some rapid clearing as we head to about lunchtime on tuesday. so rainfall totals here should be higher out on the coast. i think most the bay area, probably sees about a tenth of an inch of rain for the inner bay. higher totals could be out here in the coast. it would be nice if we could manage that in half moon bay but you can really see the impact of this storm. will take a little more of a peninsula and coastal route. so inland places like the tri-valley or fairfield may not see a lot with this system
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coming in late tomorrow into tuesday. now, thursday's storm takes a more inland path. so it's going to likely bring less rain chances for us. but as you are about to see, a lot of cold air behind that with the clearing skies. you will feel the change in the air as our temperatures drop for the second half of the week. so, storm number two doesn't look all that good for rain totals around the bay area. i think wind will be a bigger factor. we'll probably -- may have some wind advisories thursday. and look at the cold air plunge now, dropping from thursday into friday. that's going to drive our temperatures down. and you are seeing it there in the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. highs, low 50s. and morning temperatures very likely in the 30s. i think we get through next weekend dry. butwise' head through monday and tuesday, so day eight and nine in the forecast now, you can see a bit of an atmospheric river connection so that could power up some pretty good rain totals toward the end of the seven-dare day forecast. in the eight to ten-day outlook,
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could see three feet or more of snow coming toward the sierra where they have sorely missed seeing those type of snow totals. couple of interesting numbers to look at. look at the bottom of the screen. morning lows in san francisco, by saturday, could be in the upper 30s. >> whoa. >> valleys, dropping into the low 30s, maybe upper 20s north bay valley. so frost advisories or freeze watches could be going up toward the end of the week. record highs, fog, got some rain chances, some wind. and real taste of winter. i know it's not until the 21st of the month but those temperatures will feel a lot more like winter around the bay area. >> might we have a white christmas? i know that is getting down the road. >> little too far down the road. but i'm sure the sierra -- if they can manage three to four feet of snow, it's really going to help out the snow pack and may carry through for a white christmas across the sierra, at least. >> that would be nice. >> thanks. i saw what americans gave to one another. and that inspired me to come up
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with gifts from the heart. >> it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. >> supposed to sing that. why didn't you sing that? >> i was about to and then i just -- i stopped. i am a little shy. first lady takes us on a tour of the special holiday decorations and shares her message to americans, this-holiday season. ♪ we can fly where you want to ♪ ♪ we can leave your house behind ♪ ♪ but if your friends don't mask ♪ ♪ and why don't they mask? ♪ ♪ well they won't fly this airline ♪ ♪ you can fly if you want to ♪
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only at t-mobile. so maybe we're new to home improvement, but we got an insider tip on the ultimate flooring destination. we're shopping alongside real-life designers and contractors. and, these prices! yeah, we found where the pros go. explore floor and decor in person or online. welcome back. our climate in crisis is impacting more than just our extreme fire seasons or how much water we can use. climate change is also affecting our state's tourism industry. nbc's steve patterson explains. >> reporter: california is wondrous. a sprawling state filled with natural beauty. people from across the world flock to the golden state every year to escape. but it's a landscape in trouble, with rising temperatures from palm desert with a number of 85 degree plus days from november to april is projected to increase up to 150% by the end
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of the century. to to the sierra mountains, where they could see about a quarter of the delays below freezing they do now by 2100. marshal burke studies environmental science at stanford. >> i think the tourism industry in california, and really throughout the u.s.' west, should be worried. they need to take this seriously. >> reporter: extreme heat caused by climate change in california could cost anywhere from 50 to $80 billion per century. the lake tahoe region, a place almost entirely dependent on tourism, is on edge. this year, the caldor fire turned south lake tahoe into a smoky ghost town. costing local businesses more than $90 million. >> i threw out 12 to $13,000 worth of food. that was just what i threw out. you know, the sales that were lost. i mean, i lost a lot of revenue. >> reporter: restaurant owner says sales still haven't recovered. >> it looks like fires are part of our future.
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and just their unpredictability and all that, i think that's probably the most frightening -- frightening bit. >> reporter: meanwhile, on the lake, it's adapt or die. kelsey owns and operates clearly tahoe -- a clear bottom kayak tour company offering stunning views. but the fire, along with shifting temperatures in the lake's erratic water level from years of mega drought is making it more difficult to attract customers. >> the low water levels and climate change is certainly not a good thing. it's terrifying. we have adapted. but it's a challenge every year to await the conditions and be ready to adapt to those. >> reporter: scientists say there is no doubt that climate change is raising temperatures in a region like lake tahoe, where the weather is so diverse, you could be kayaking on pristine, blue waters on the very same day that you are hitting the slopes at a mountainside resort just like this. and up here, there is not enough snow.
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resorts now dedicate thousands to making manmade powder to open the ski season before the holiday. but this year, with temperatures still in the mid-50s, it's been too warm even for that. tell me about sort of the snow production and -- and where you are at and where you would like to be or would normally be. >> i think we have only maybe had three or four days of production, which is not enough to open a ski resort on. >> reporter: at borea woodward, adapting has been part of what they call an elastic business model. they use a supercooling pond to fuel snow making in this sprawling year-round facility offers indoor fun when it gets a little too warm. working with the weather is at the core of what we do. and we need to plan ahead for weather that's going to be more unpredictable. >> reporter: even in a new reality of creeping heat and choking smoke, the worsening climate can't dampen the golden state's appeal but the science is clear. >> unless we get our act together on climate change, all
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the science suggests we are just going to see more and more of those years in the future. so that to me is quite worrying. forgetsas library is bringi a whole new definition to what people can borrow. the library of things and makers space in north little rock lets people borrow different gadgets they might not otherwise have access to. >> we actually have one patron who comes over every day and uses our sewing machine to make different things. and she may be the next coco chanel. you might not be able to afford $100 air fryer but you can check one out and see if you like it. >> anyone with a library card with borrow up to five items a the at a time. "saturday night live" had the weekend off but its home studio 8h back in new york city has been busy in recent days. >> michael buble taped christmas in the city which airs tomorrow night after the semifinals of the voice. mark barger talked to buble about the special.
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♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪ >> reporter: and for michael buble, there's not much that can match iconic-holiday music. >> the reason a lot of these christmas songs have stood the test of time isn't just because of their sentimentality. i think it's because they are well-written songs. >> reporter: music that also stirs memories for buble. >> i am just brought back to being a kid and looking at my little sisters and, you know, running -- us running down the stairs to see what santa clause brought. >> reporter: meanwhile, buble is bringing guests. including ted lasso's hannah waddingham on his new special "christmas in the city." >> i think we are bringing the world what they probably needed right now, which is a lot of love and light. >> reporter: even as enamored as buble is by holiday standards, his new single embraces a recent tradition.
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♪ christmas sweater on ♪ >> reporter: some humor mixed in with buble's christmas offerings that he hopes can help make spirits bright. >> just being better and kinder and a little more empathetic. and i will tell you what. after the last couple years we have had, we -- i'm sure we can use it. >> reporter: and buble's ready to help the cause. mark barger, nbc news. and you can catch michael buble's christmas special tomorrow night at 10:00 after the voice. and stick around for nbc bay area news at 11:00. >> i am liking that ugly christmas severity song. all right. the white house is ready for the holidays as well and the theme this year is gifts from the heart. jury fine from our nbc station in dallas spoke with the first lady about how americans inspired the decorations this year. >> you can see the kennedy family. >> reporter: this is one of many trees at the white house.
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first lady dr. jill biden went through some of the ornaments with us. >> well, all the presents. they're all here on this tree. >> reporter: the white house christmas theme, gifts from the heart, was inspired by what dr. biden heard and saw from americans this-past year. >> everyone reached out to someone else during this pandemic and i know it's been a really hard year for all americans. and so, i saw what americans gave to one another and that inspired me to come up where gifts from the heart. >> different rooms represent the things the bidens consider sacred, including faith, family, learn, and service. there is also a tree for gold star families. dr. biden has been working with military families for decades. >> we are always thinking about the resilience and -- and their support for -- for all of us to keep us safe. and so, i think it was really important that we honor them. i -- i love that gold star tree. >> reporter: once again, the pandemic looms over the holiday
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season. >> you know, you look at the holiday season now and americans, you know, they're concerned. they are dealing with yet another holiday season with covid. the president's approval ratings have gone down. you know, your message to americans at this time of the year? >> my message is, um, things are going to get better. you know, the president and i think about all americans every day. we pray for them each night when we say grace when we have dinner. and i know it's been really hard. >> reporter: we spoke to the first lady in the state dining room where there is a white house gingerbread display. frontline workers are recognized, including teachers. dr. biden has continued to teach community college as first lady. >> i will be in the classroom tomorrow giving a final exam. and my students are -- are wonderful and they look at me as their english teacher. they really don't care that i'm first lady and -- and that's -- that's what i love. that they -- you know, they
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relate to me as their english teacher. >> reporter: their english teacher who was very involved in the planning of the holiday displays as the bidens prepare to wrap up another unforgettable year. well, the holiday decorations are up here at the white house, the first lady will continue to spend time on the road in her effort to get more americans vaccinated. coming up. cracking down on car burglaries. we ride along with undercover officers and investigate what makes it so tough for police to get a handle on car break-ins plaguing one bay area city. my name is buster moon, and it is my pleasure to present a brand new show called out of this world. activating piggy power. the journey of a lifetime is about to begin.
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get any worse. there are now an average of 7 4 car break-ins each day in san francisco. >> and tonight, we continue our investigative series by taking fou for a ride along with undercover police officers. you will hear what they think are the biggest road blocks to stopping these crimes and the possible solutions. >> senior investigative reporter bigad shaban is back on the story for us. >> reporter: the smash, the grab, and the chase. car burglaries are the most frequent crime in san francisco. more than 19,000 reported to police so far this year. when you adjust for population differences, that's roughly triple the rates in dallas and los angeles. and in san francisco, the thieves get away with it more than 98% of the time. >> hey, just let me know when you guys reset. >> reporter: to find out why, we rode along with san francisco
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police sergeant. he heads a team of undercover officers who spend a majority of their shifts trying to catch those committing car break-ins in san francisco's hardest-hit area, which also happen to be the city's biggest tourist attractions like fisherman's wharf and union square. car burglaries have spiked here 187% compared to last year. granted, 2020 was not a typical year. car break-ins were at record lows. since the pandemic kept tourists out of san francisco. but even compared to pre-pandemic lebls, car break-ins in this area are still up 9%. >> it's become very organized. they know exactly what to do with the items when they retrieve them. stolen good, they have individuals they sell the items to. >> this is their full-time job? >> yeah, i believe so. >> reporter: the criminals are known for their speed. just ten seconds or less and they're gone. >> with it happening so quickly, how do you expect to actually catch these people? >> in my opinion, they have gotten better, faster. they're smarter.
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um, but that just means that us, as officers, have to be a little bit better, faster, and smarter than them. >> reporter: but sergeant pera tells us an already difficult job has been made nearly impossible by the district attorney's office which he says is often far too lenient on those accused of committing these crimes. >> we're arresting same individuals over and over and it doesn't seem like they are being held accountable. >> reporter: he says one out of every two people his team arrests for committing a car break-in is someone they have arrested before for doing the exact same thing. >> it tells us that there is minimal repercussions for their actions. >> reporter: as we drove around the city, one of sergeant perra's fellow officers radioed in an update about someone he spotted. just heard one member of your team say that he is actually just casing car after car. >> a few minutes later, a hit. these tourists from europe returned to find their car window smashed and their luggage
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and passports gone. police tell us one man drove the getaway car while another jumped out to steal the bags. just as he tossed them into the car, police rushed towards him. the driver sped off leaving behind his partner, lafayette davenport. he is only 26 but has a lengthy-criminal record. court documents show he was already awaiting trial on two other car break-in charges from earlier-this year. and late-last year, he was convicted of taking part in four separate robberies. two of them involved a gun. he was also caught with heroin and cocaine that intended to sell. according to former prosecutors, davenport could have faced more than 11 years in state prison. but instead, served just eight months at the local jail and wasn't required to take part in any type of rehabilitative program, like job training or counseling. >> they are generally released on their own recognizance, and/or released with ankle
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monitoring or at-home detention. >> in fact, sources at the police department, as well as current and former prosecutors at the district attorney's office tell us even when criminals are caught and convicted of a car break-in, in most, if not all, of those cases, the district attorney's office cuts plea deals. allowing the thieves to spend just a couple of days or sometimes just a few hours in jail. even though state law allows for up to three years in prison for committing a car break-in. >> this is something that affects all of us, as san franciscans. >> reporter: district attorney chesa boudin recently invited reporters to a press conference to hear his plan for combatting crime in san francisco. so we asked about the criticism he is facing. >> what do you say to those who say your office frankly has been too lenient on criminals? >> well, if people don't kneel safe in san francisco, we have work to do and will do whatever it takes to make people feel safe. >> but the da's critics who
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launched a recall campaign against him say he's been too soft on so-called petty crimes like car break-ins and say that's allowed criminals to become even more brazen. like those caught on camera fleeing from that recent rash of mob-style robberies at stores in union square. assistant police chief michael redmond addressed that issue at the da's news conference. >> there has to be consequence. if there is no consequence, we are going to see things continue to happen and that's -- we have to partner to make sure that, especially the people that are out there committing it, on numerous occasions, that they are held accountable. >> so he is talking about a lack of consequences, sir. it's your office responsible for doling out those consequences. what do you have to say? >> we are going to move on to another question. >> that is a da spokesperson chiming in. mr. boudin never did give us an answer but his office consistently pointed the finger back at police saying officers only make arrests in fewer than 2% of all the car break-ins reported throughout the city.
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regardless of who is to blame, san francisco's streets still glisten with broken glass. with an average of 74 smash and grabs in the city each day. but even if police happen to be close by when a car is broken into, there is no guarantee they'll be able to keep up with the criminals. >> we just got to this car break-in here. officers managed to follow the getaway car for about 15 minutes but after running through a couple of red lights, cops eventually lost them. in san francisco, police are not allowed to speed after cars in cases involving nonviolent crimes, like car break-ins. that's to avoid hitting innocent bystanders. but whatever the roadblock, there are still new victims every day. >> this side and the other side. >> reporter: laura hudson and her family were visiting from florida when their rental van was broken into. all her kids' luggage, pajamas, even stuffed animals, taken. >> i am really disappointed. like, this is -- this is kind of put a big, huge damper on my
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trip that i was looking so much forward to. >> what does this mean for your chances of ever coming back to san francisco? >> you know what? i just said to my husband. i said, you know, that just ruins my whole feeling. now, i have a bad taste in my mouth for san francisco. and i hate -- i hate to be that way because i've only been here one other time. >> reporter: and the number of tourists flying into the city nowadays is still down about 45%, compared to pre-pandemic levels. so, with visitors already leery, some crime concerns are only making things worse. right now you can catch up on our series of investigations by logging on to our website. there, you can compare san francisco's current car break-in rate to other major cities and we will take you to one block that sees as many as ten car burglaries in sangle day. that's all at nbcbayarea.com/investigations. with the investigative unit, i'm bigad shaban. been an extremely emotional week in michigan after police say a 15-year-old student opened fire on his classmates, killing four of them, injuring eight.
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today, that tragedy spilled over into the sports world. the detroit lions won their first game of the season on the final play of the game. after that game, their head coach took time to remember the victims. >> this game ball goes to the whole oxford community. all those who were affected. um, and that being said, man, i just -- you know, i just -- i want us to not forget these names. madisyn baldwin, hana st. juliana, justin shilling, tate myre, phoebe arthur, riley france, elijah mueller, kylie, aden watson, and molly darnell, who is a teacher. um, those -- those names, um, for all those, you know, will never be forgotten. >> well, a visitation took place yesterday for one of the students killed. family and friends paid respects to 17-year-old madisyn baldwin at a funeral home. she was a senior, looking
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forward to graduating in june. her family says she had already been accepted to several colleges, offered full scholarships by some of them. here is a live look at the white house tonight. ahead of a high-stakes call between president biden and russia's vladimir putin this week. two leaders are set to talk in a video call on tuesday. meeting comes, as tensions between the u.s. and russia escalate over russia's troop buildup on the border of ukraine, signaling a possible invasion. president biden is expected to remind putin that the united states supports the sovereignty of ukraine, and is concerned about russian military activity on the border. putin is expected to argue against any move to admit ukraine into nato. well, the winter olympics begin in less than two months in beijing. and we have learned the u.s. is ready to announce a diplomatic boycott of the games. senior official tells nbc news the announcement from president biden is expected sometime this week. diplomatic boycott would mean no u.s. government officials would attend the games.
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but u.s. athletes would still be able to compete. the move comes as lawmakers increase pressure to protest china's human rights abuses. the winter olympics begin february 4th. everybody has a special memory of her. you know? and that's hard to beat. >> the special way livermore is remembering a server who was a fixture in the neighborhood. it's a story that'll make you bay area proud.
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ling calhope can help with free covid-19 emotional support. anxious about the future, you're not alone. calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673 or live chat at calhope.org today. been a lot of controversy lately about names. specifically, removing them from buildings, streets, and schools because of the troubled history they sometimes represent. >> yeah, well tonight's bay area proud is about a name being added to something and the history it represents is one of kindness and community spirit. garvin thomas joins us now to share the story about angie's way. >> reporter: to those who knew
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angie navarro, the term angie's way meant one thing. they say she was very strong willed. but for those who one day drive down angie's way, well, that should mean something else. a city tells you a lot about itself by the names it chooses to place on its places. in livermore, like many other spots, a lot of attention is given to those who founded it or the industries that built it. but as of a few weeks ago, just off old 1st street, there is a small street named for someone who doesn't fit the traditional mold. >> everybody has a special memory of her. you know? and that's hard to beat. >> reporter: but terry thought was just as worthy. terry lived his whole life in livermore. in fact, it was when he was a little boy playing little league baseball that he first encountered angie navarro. car hop at the old a and w drive-in in downtown livermore.
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the coaches would take the team there after every game. >> annie was the mainstay there. she just had a way. she called all the kids champ. she wanted to know about the scores. you know, did you get any hits? if you didn't get a hit, well you'll get 'em next time. >> reporter: by the time terry was older and driving himself to the a and w, angie was still there. still, making each visit memorable. >> making you feel that you were the most important person at that moment in her life. what else could you ask for when you are a young kid? this is exactly the property lines for a and w. >> which all explains why a few years ago while driving through downtown and past the spot where the a and w used to stand, terry got an idea. >> we should name that street after angie. >> oh. it brought tears to my eyes. so, yeah, that was incredible.
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>> reporter: rosy calderon is the oldest of six children angie raised as a single mom while working for close to 25 years at the a and w. >> she was the spirit. you know, she knew everybody and she was very sweet to everyone. you know, everybody liked her. >> i would like to provide a little background. >> reporter: terry's idea to name the street after angie was well received, to say the least. angie's way was dedicated with a sign and a plaque last month. a little more than a year after angie's passing. the plaque explains the history but says so much more when you read between the lines. it says you can be a valuable member of your community doing almost any job when you do it with passion. and that, you can be someone worth remembering not because you were important but because you made others feel that way. special credits should be given to the livermore amador valley
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transit authority. it is on their property that angie's way now sits, and they were the ones who saw the wisdom in terry's idea. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> great seasonal story. fantastic. let's check in with rob mayeda right now. we got chill. we got rain. going to chill until we get some rain. rob? >> really excited about it. >> i am. >> there are a lot of icons in that seven-day forecast you can see. which is good news. we got more fog tonight. and if you want to claire out some of the bad you are air, we will see another day of it tomorrow. you want wind and storms to make a bit of a comeback? plenty of that over the next seven to ten days. a closer look when we come right back.
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emergency planning for kids. we can't predict when an emergency will happen. so that's why it's important to make a plan with your parents. here are a few tips to stay safe. know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe during an emergency. welcome back. happening this week, holiday tradition. >> there's audrey. look at audrey go. >> i wish. i wish i could do that. no. i would be the person falling. flat on the ice. so walnut creek on ice opens on friday. this is pretty exciting. people can enjoy the rink in a variety of ways over the next month by booking birthday
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parties, field trips, holiday parties, and much more. everyone's required to show proof of covid vaccination, and wear a mask while on the ice. the rink will be open through january 9th. look at that. >> yeah. some people get out there, and they -- you can say they -- i like the kids going down the sidelines. holding onto the railing. i tell ya. in the bay area, we are blessed with all kinds of ice rinks. we have got san francisco union square. we have got san mateo. >> uh-huh. >> san jose. >> that's right. >> sunnyvale. i am forgetting some. >> look at you with the list. >> well, the producer just gave them to me. that is fantastic up there. >> the weather will make it easier for them to keep the ice from melting. last week, we had record highs. big change upcoming midway through the seven-day forecast. right now, speaking of walnut creek, can't see a whole lot of it. you got a lot of fog. visibility down to about a quarter mile at 48 degrees.
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sneak preview of your morning commute right there in walnut creek. 52. in san francisco with some patchy fog, you see the low clouds over san jose at 50 degrees. and here is a look at the fog right now. you can see we are down to a quarter mile nova toe, concord, north bay, and east bay valleys given how quickly visibilities have dropped, wouldn't be surprised if we have some dense fog advisories active for your morning drive. for the morning, numbers mostly in the 40s. so this part of the forecast is really unchanged from what we have had pretty much over the last five to seven days but here is where things change for the afternoon. temperatures, a bit cooler for most locations compared to what they were just a couple days ago. upper 50s to near 60 for highs for most the bay area. and showers becoming possible by mid-afternoon. so, you see the patches of low clouds for the morning. then, we will see a chance of a few showers showing up right close to sunset there. light rain at times. maybe the best chance for briefly moderate rain could be with these showers moving down the coast just before sunrise on tuesday morning. then, you see how the skies clear pretty rapidly heading
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into tuesday afternoon. so rain totals, again, not expected to be a whole lot out of this particular weather system. better odds if you are closer to the coast. if you are in the inland valleys, you may not see a whole lot. so the story here is we are talking some rain at times. probably, less rain actually with the second system that is going to drop in on thursday. taking a bit more of an inland track and it's going to have some cold air behind it. that's the reason why the temperatures are really going to drop off the second half of the week. you can see it right there. see the plunge of that colder air dropping down the west coast, which will bring, we think, probably another chance of a tenth of an inch of rain or less for parts of the bay area on thursday. now, next weekend for now looks dry. we could see more warm temperatures again, briefly. maybe, in the low 60s but then watch what happens as we get towards monday and tuesday. that holds right now the best potential for some heavier rain. we got to go pretty far out on that forecast. not quite there in the seven-day forecast but day eight and nine, it's there. which is some good news in the forecast as things turn more
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active. till you this time of year, we should see storms every two to three days. we are starting to see some of that late tomorrow into tuesday. thursday, it is that canadian air conditioning. it is going to get your attention. even san francisco could be in the upper 30s in some areas by saturday morning and look at the valleys, numbers really dropping off. temperatures outside right now could be similar to temperatures we see on friday. and look at those low temperatures as we cool down before we hope is a stronger storm system just beyond that seven-day forecast so the storm door starting to open up but a real blast early winter preview for the second half of the week. >> rob, thanks a lot. check with anthony flores right now. anthony, look at today's 9ers game to feel better? i feel the 49ers beat themselves. >> if that makes you feel better. >> it does. >> for three games, they had us thinking just maybe they are pretty good and today back to average. hey. the nightmare that is playing in seattle continues for the 49ers. the dramatic way their three-game win streak was
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welcome back. i'm anthony flores. the 49ers' three game winning streak comes to a heartbreaking end in seattle. this was a wild game. second week in a row, kyle shanahan not happy with jimmy g for throwing a careless interception. first quarter had a little of everything. on fourth and sixth, the hawks reaching into their bag of tricks. it is a fake punt. special teams not playing well for the 9ers. that is a 73-yard touchdown by travis homer. 7-nothing seattle. later in the first, 9ers' defense forces a turnover. then, jimmy g hits george kittle to tie the game at 7. then, with two minutes before the half, garoppolo dumps it to kittle and check out number 85 dancing down the sidelines. stays inbounds. 48 yards for the touchdown. the 9ers led 23-21 at recess but they didn't score in the second half. they also had penalties, drops, mistakes, a another bad throw by
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jimmy. garoppolo with two interceptions in the game. and of course, you know, the seahawks and russell wilson. they are going to take advantage of it. wilson, the floater to tyler locket hawks up 7. now, seattle try to put the game on ice but 49ers' defense comes up with a huge turnover at the goal line. the 9ers' defense played well with the exception of a couple pass or penalties. now, the 9ers' offense would march down the field with a chance to win it on fourth and goal or at least tie it but jimmy g's pass is deflected at the line of scrimmage. seattle beat san francisco, 30-23. the loss snaps the 9ers' three-game winning spraek and drops them back into seventh place in the nfc wild card race. >> i know we are all very disappointed, very frustrated. we have a lot of self-inflicted stuff but really felt like we were ready to go. >> you could do all the stuff you want, all the good stuff in the world, make plays, get yourself down in position and at
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the end of the day, it comes down to that one play. did you make it or not? and, you know, the way the chips fall. >> yeah, we definitely blew it. by knew it was going to be this type of game whenever we play them. but we have to do much better job of not giving the game away. >> hey, nick bosa is playing well and the 9ers lost ten of their last 11 games in seattle. all right. raiders hosting the washington football team in vegas. fourth quarter down 8, josh jacobs goes around the outside for the touchdown. now, the two-point conversion was no good. no problem. the raiders get a field goal to take a one-point lead. but with under 40 seconds to go, washington sneaks in the game-winning field goal. look at that. just gets in there. and washington beats vegas, 17- 15. so the raiders fall to 6-6 on the season. to the ice, the sharks wrapping up a five-game road trip in columbus. head coach was once an assistant with the blue jackets. now, tied at 2 in the second
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period, brett burns gives san jose a 3-2 lead with his second goal of the season but the jackets would outscore the sharks 3-1 in the final period. columbus beats san jose, 6-4, the sharks return to the tank tuesday against calgary. and that is a look at sports. for the 49ers, as jimmy garoppolo said, let's turn the page move on to cincinnati next sunday of the that's all you can do when you play that poorly. >> you know, i think -- >> special teams, interceptions. >> you summed it up. that was such a painful game. >> tough to watch. it was exciting, dramatic. >> very dramatic. >> lot going on. >> very depressing. thank you, thank you very much, anthony. all right. let's snap out of that. nothing says holidays like a parade led by the mayor, except in this case, it was a parade of dogs led by a dog who also happens to be the mayor. >> aw. >> what? >> this is video from the holiday dog parade in breckenridge, colorado, yesterday. parker, the snow dog, is the honorary mayor of the nearby
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georgetown. he led the pack of more than 200 burmese mountain dogs, which is one of my favorite breeds of dogs, and 100 other breeds, as well. after the pup parade, hundreds of santas -- you see them here -- raced each other in the annual race of the santas, which was followed by a tree-lighting ceremony and some more beautiful pictures of those burmese mountain dogs. >> we -- we need a pup parade like that in our area. >> yeah, we do. i can't believe we don't. dog lovers galore the. if you are having a dog parade, please give us a call. we will cover it. we will check it out. see you at 11:00. ♪♪ don't worry mom, we'll be there soon. "we?!" is this "the one". well... let's say i found the one who takes me to another level... always stays calm under pressure. most importantly, the one that helps me discover the coolest places. this sounds wonderful... come outside, i'll introduce you!
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