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uncertainty as cases climbment some schools revert to distance learning and there's growing frustration and confusion. coming up in a live report, the new pressure on the cdc from critics to get their story straight. plus a new deadline arrives for east bay employees. a new requirement kicking in today for anyone who has yet to receive their covid booster shot. in the forecast, we have some cool mornings, then some mild afternoons, but overall, a dry weather pattern for the week. we'll talk more about when we can see some rain in the distant forecast coming up in a few minutes. ♪♪ well, you know you can watch us on tv, but you can also watch us live on roku, amazon fire, apple tv, and online. we are where you are. thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm kris sanchez. marcus washington has the day off. >> i'm laura garcia.ng with the omicron covid surge and efforts to contain in
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"today in the bay's" sharon is looking at today's critical deadline aimed at boosting protections. >> first, "today in the bay's" tracy alice barr is in washington. a lot of criticism over how covid hospitalizations are being counted now raising questions about the variant's severity. >> reporter: good morning, kris and laura. we could be looking at a worse picture than what well exists in hospitals because we're seeing record covid hospitalizations right now, but data is showing that a decent number of those cases are people who were actually being treated for other conditions, and that is prompting calls to clarify those numbers, though certainly the impact of omicron is undeniable. this morning, as the nation surpasses 60 million covid cases, the lightning fast spread of the omicron variant is
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wreaking havoc on the nation's businesses and schools with staff shortages forcing a return to remote learning. >> we don't know what next week's going to hold anymore. >> reporter: sickouts making cities like portland, atlanta, and washington, d.c., cut back on public transportation routes in a hit to the broader economy. >> all parts of the economy rely on that transportation network that get us to work, to get us to school. >> reporter: and just as covid is slamming hospitals, the virus is sidelining frontline workers. now in california, healthcare workers who test positive and are asymptomatic may return to work immediately without isolation and without testing. >> it's putting our patients and ourselves in grave danger. >> reporter: confusion over the cdc's isolation guidelines only adding to the stress. >> this is hard. we have ever-evolving science with an ever-evolving variant. >> reporter: and now the cdc under pressure over how to tally
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covid hospitalizations. right now, anyone at the hospital who ends up testing positive is counted. recent numbers in cities like new york show just over half of those counted as hospitalized with covid were there for something else, even a broken bone, potentially skewing the picture of omicron's severity. though doctors stress the unvaccinated remain at high risk. and the data appears to be following the same pattern for children. one san francisco area hospital system saying that of 19 kids who counted as covid hospitalizations, just 6 were admitted for covid illness. now many doctors are calling on the cdc to specify how patients should be counted when they test positive. kris and laura? >> like dr. walensky says, it is ever evolving so we have to be a little flexible. in contra costa county, meanwhile, today is the day a
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new covid booster shot mandate is kicking in. "today in the bay's" sharon katsuda is live this morning. what happens if they don't have one yet? >> reporter: list is long from county firefighters to law enforcement to those working in homeless shelters. now, the mandate is geared towards those who work in or may respond to emergency calls in high-risk facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and jails. >> our data is really clear that people who have been boosted have a much lower risk of getting coronavirus or transmitting coronavirus. it doesn't take the risk away completely, but it does reduce it, and even if you do get coronavirus, your case tends to be a lot milder, so you're much less likely to be hospitalized or even die. >> reporter: employees who are part of this mandate and aren't yet boosted will have t go through weekly covid testing. the rising omicron has led to
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staffing shortages among frontline workers across the country, prompting health officials to push booster shots. santa clara county also recently announced its own booster shot requirement. now, meantime, contra costa county, the numbers have gone up. last week it was 36% who have received a booster shot who are eligible and now that number has gone up to 45%, probably a lot due to this new mandate. reporting live in contra costa county, i'm sharon katsuda, if you're looking to find a covid test in san francisco today, you may actually be out of luck. the city's health department is reducing hours of certain testing sites. health leaders say testing providers are encountering some similar challenges as businesses, schools, and hospitals. sick calls are impacting staffing levels. supervisor matt haney says more needs to be done. >> we aren't meeting the demand right now. i'm glad that we have been expanding, but we have to expand further. we are in the midst of an
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unprecedented surge right now, and testing is one of the most important tools that we have to confront it. >> in the meantime, san francisco's schools recently expanded the testing program that it has for students and staff through the end of the month. those seeking a test are asked to make an appointment and register online. if you are having a hard time finding a testing site, we can help. head to nbcbayarea.com/covidtesting. we've put together a list of places where you can go to get tested in the bay area. the comprehensive list is divided county by county. all right, switching gears now, one man is in custody after a family dispute. police say it turned deadly. this happened in brentwood on sycamore avenue. police say a 43-year-old man was shot and killed and officers later arrested one of the family's relatives. all right, 5:06 on your monday morning, taking a live look outside at the beautiful san francisco skyline this morning. kari's got a look at our forecast for this week, starting on this monday morning.
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clear in some spots. how we looking? >> yeah, looks pretty good across the bay area. we're going to have a quiet week ahead. we're starting out with some morning clouds in some spots and some sprinkles in some others but we are seeing that already clearing out. and then as we go into this afternoon, a lot of sunshine. we will see more sunshine and dry weather for the rest of the week as we are going to also have some good outdoor weather. make some time to get out there and enjoy it. for the south bay, our temperature is in the mid 40s to start, headed for the low 60s, very comfortable and in fact as we go through the week, it's going to continue to warm up. i'll be watching that and we'll talk more about what's ahead farther down that forecast and when we can see rain returning and you're seeing a better change for some of the commute. yeah, change for the better heading toward half moon bay and the coast. it's great right now, pretty much for all of your commute as we look at your speed sensors, only a little mild slowing on the right. 205, that is out of the altamont
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pass. utility work going on and that was slowing traffic heading into the city but where it says 92, it's all green again and that's great news, caltrans does confirm. no slowing there. back to you. a dangerous twist to a popular technology. coming up on "today in the bay," being tracked without your knowledge. our popular apple air tags being turned into tools for thieves? how one woman's frightening story is raising new concerns. the price of used cars may be coming down, but that may be bad news for one group of people. i'll tell you who. plus. . ♪♪ >> you don't want to hear my rendition. trip down memory lane, adele is
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good monday morning, right now at 5:11, as you're getting up and heading out the door in the east bay, we're seeing clouds moving by, pleasant hill right now in the low 40s. it's a cool start and we will
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have a nice and mild day with some sunshine, and this is the weather we'll see continuing throughout the week. we'll take a look at that coming up in a few minutes. and we still have that potential for a much lighter commute. that's what we're seeing right now. but despite that fact, we still have plenty of cars out here just 580 through dublin, lots of traffic can be counted on for this shot. never a shortage of cars. scott? well, good morning, mike. good morning, and happy monday to everyone as well, a new report from kpmg says the price of cars, particularly used cars, will fall pretty hard by october. now, that's a long time from now if you're waiting for a new car, you're in the market for one, but it's some welcome good news. if you haven't already bought a used car. it's not so good news if you did buy a used car at pandemic high prices and expect to eventually sell it. kpmg, if they're right, it's
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going to be worth a lot less, your car, lot less than you expected at sale time. the first week of trading was rough on the markets. the nasdaq fell more than 4%. this was as wall street digested that not-so-great jobs number on friday, showing just 199,000 new jobs were created. we'll hear from the head of the fed, jay powell, this week as he faces questions in the senate. remember, president biden renominated powell to run the federal reserve for another term, but powell still hasn't got the okay from the senate. he needs to get that first. they are sure to be having -- sure to have some good questions for powell. it's a confusing time economically. new jobs numbers are lower than we expected. you remember that from friday. that's a sign of a slowing economy, but the unemployment rate is good and low. that's a sign of a strong economy. you see how confusing this could
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be in the middle of all this, we've got inflation, we're going to get inflation data on wednesday, lately, that's been bad news with very, very high numbers. and we told you about this last week. kfc was going to offer chicken that wasn't chicken with a beyond meat nugget. they're in stores as of today. so you know kentucky fried chicken changed their name recently to kfc so people wouldn't think of the "fried" part. now the "c" is not chicken and would you believe, that leaves kentucky as the only word left. but would you believe the first kfc franchise wasn't in kentucky. >> what? interesting. >> i didn't know that. >> it wasn't. it was in -- total true story. salt lake city. so, "k" is actually "u," "f," i don't know if it's fried or not, i think that's baked, chicken, it's not chicken. >> it's not even the red and white bucket. it's the green one now. >> it's a green bucket. >> it's a green and white
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bucket. >> their marketing team is going, oh. the colonel is like, what's going on? and he's not a colonel. >> oh my gosh. >> just kidding. >> that's true too. our whole lives are a lie. >> thank you very much. thanks, scott. 5:15 right now. a battle brewing in san jose over a proposed six-story hotel. developers are hoping to build it on property where two houses now stand on winchester boulevard. before construction ever begins, the land will have to be rezoned, but opponents call it a terrible fit for the neighborhood. city council members will weigh in on this matter this week. well, a new warning for apple users aimed at protecting you and your valuables. this is around apple air tags, which you can use to track personal items like your keys or bag. experts say criminals are using the technology as well. "sports illustrated" model brooks nader recently revealed that a stranger was using an air tag to stalk her. in other cases, car thieves are said to be using them.
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apple says a built-in feature can prevent any of this from happening. later on the "today" show this morning, we'll show you what to look out for and what you can do to deter any unwanted tracking. trending this morning, not only is music back, but apparently some of the old-school ways of enjoying it. >> all right, so, 2021 marked a huge rebound when it comes to those formats that maybe you thought were dead. a new industry report indicates that for the first time in 17 years, sales of cds, compact discs, actually went higher than the previous year. they were up marginally and only amounted to about 40 million units, but vinyl album sales also increased more than 50%. at surge is being attributed to some big releases from the likes of adele and taylor swift. cassettes and 8-track tapes were still missing in action. my dad still has his 8-track player. freddie fender, baby. you got to listen to him some
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way. >> our dads would be good friends. >> totally. >> oh my gosh. i remember him dropping us off at school and cranking it. >> yeah. >> as you get out. >> totally. >> and i can't wait to do that with my kids too. all right, let's get a listen to kari hall. she's modern technology in her department. >> as we're just saying, the price of everything is going up right now, including cds. i mean, that's pretty crazy. but yeah, i still have a lot of cds too. i just need a cd player. let's see what's going on as your heading out this morning. a live look at walnut creek, we have a lot of clouds and we will see a start this morning, very chilly. as of right now, 44 degrees in walnut creek as you're heading out so heavier jacket needed for the start of the day. the sunglasses for the afternoon. the seven-day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen. as we get a look at our high temperatures this afternoon. not bad. it's january, and we're seeing some temperatures in the low 60s.
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we're at 63 for a high today in morgan hill, and in livermore, 59 degrees, those clouds lingering a little bit longer there. we'll see low 60s for much of the north bay from santa rosa to sonoma, and then when we compare that to what the rest of the country is feeling, we cannot complain. take a look at the start of the morning with some spots below zero. that's in minneapolis. and they're seeing a deep freeze all the way down to texas this morning, so some very chilly temperatures there and for us, a quiet weather pattern. we've seen light spotty sprinkles moving into parts of the north bay. a lot of that drying up before it even hits the ground. and we do see a drier forecast on the way, even though it looks pretty busy here with an active weather pattern out over the pacific. we are going to see the high pressure block it and steer all the rain farther to the north and that's going to be the case throughout the week. we may see that high pressure moving out of the way next week, and we may wrap up the month of january with some much wetter weather, so enjoy the break now. we are not seeing the end of the
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rain just yet. as we take a look at our seven-day forecast, our temperatures for the inland areas continue to go up. it's going to be really nice by the middle of the week. temperatures in the upper 60s and the weekend not looking bad either with some upper 50s and low 60s and san francisco, we'll continue to see milder weather here. highs in the low 60s, but coming down to the upper 50s by the end of the week. and mike, you're seeing barely any slowing going on out there? that's right. i mean, we have cars out there, so do be careful on the roadways but as we look at your map, we're looking at green sensors, barely any slowing shows up on any of our commute routes. we have to go to one of our old dependables which would be earlier in the commute at the altamont pass. 580 and vasco road, popular routes. no changes to vasco road. 580 added a couple minutes there out of grant line for that slowing. we showed you highway 4 looks
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great from the antioch bridge over to concord and a live look outside shows the volume of traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza as well. very light. we're just now starting to see, actually, what we typically see about this time of morning, 519, we're seeing a little volume build, no slowing. thanks, mike. next on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> if you need to access your vaccine record in a hurry, you can put it on your smartphone. i'm consumer investigator chris. we'll see now how next. as we head to break here, here's some photos mike inouye shared from instagram. cute pups, kaz and binks there. >> see behind the scenes. mike wants to know your pet's name. let him know. you can find him on instagram, twitter, and facebook.
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new this morning, "today" show anchor savannah guthrie tested positive for covid-19. she says she's feeling fine and will continue to host "today" from home. savannah is vaccinated and has received the booster, but the news comes less than a week after her coanchor, hoda kotb, tested positive. hoda's back in studio 1-a after two negative tests. you can watch them both at 7:00 right after "today in the bay." >> it's always someone you know. good news for anybody who misplaced their covid-19 vaccine
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cards. there are some easy ways to store your vaccine record. we've talked about this on your phone. >> we showed you how to do it in your apple wallet. i have mine stored as a picture but you can put it in your apple wallet. chris cmura shows you how to do it for your android phone. >> reporter: pulling p your vaccine record on your android phone can be just as easy as pulling up your credit cards in your digital wallet. make sure you have the latest android software. next, you need access to your record. go to the state's digital vaccine portal. that's myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. enter your name, birth date, and phone number or email you gave when you got your shot. create a four-digit p.i. n. within the a few seconds, the state should send you a text message or email with a link. click it. plug in the p.i.n. you made and you should see your vaccine record and qr code. tap the icon that says, save to phone. here you have options.
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saving it to google pay, the wallet app. saving it to chrome and creating a shortcut. google recommends creating a shortcut of your home screen for quick access. keep in mind if you get a booster, you're going to have to do this process all over again to get a new qr code. iphone users, we did not forget about you. we made a separate video all about apple. you can watch it on our streaming partners, our youtube page and nbcbayarea.com. just look for the how to playlist. all right, bay area football fans celebrating after what was one of the most exciting final sundays in nfl history. well, at least in years. this included a dramatic overtime win for the niners to send them to the playoffs. and jimmy g. was back, looking good in the starting line-up despite a torn ligament in his thumb. and he led the niners back from a 17-3 deficit at the half, a pass to jennings tied it at 17, the rams grabbed the lead back.
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that set up for an 88-yard drive for a tying touchdown in the final minute and a half in overtime after robert gold field goal, the niners interception sealed the win. after the game, jimmy g. talked about that heart-stopping finish. >> getting off to a slow start and coming back like we did, it took everything. it was worth it, though. >> it's jimmy. he's a good football player. he knows how to bounce back, doesn't let things snowball and he flushes and goes on to the next play. he's got that quick release, nice jawline and knows how to make plays. >> nice jawline? what? the niners take on the dallas cowboys next sunday in the wild card round. that game will be played in texas. >> yes, a very nice jawline. okay, hey, the final game of the regular season with the raiders hosting the chargers on sunday night may have been even more dramatic. chargers touchdown on the final play of regulation send that game into overtime. both teams exchanged field goals. it looked like the game would end in the time with both teams advancing to the playoffs but in the last minute, the raiders
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reached field goal range, kicking the game winner at the very end, knocking the chargers from the postseason. oh, it was one to watch. the raiders now head to cincinnati for a wild card game on saturday. it will air on nbc bay area with kickoff at 1:30 in the afternoon. nbc bay area will also air the sunday night wild card game when pittsburgh takes on kansas city. the kickoff for that game will be a little later after 5:00 p.m. all these late times are killing me on monday morning but they're so fun to watch. next, top stories we are following today include a change on the menu for a popular al fresco dining spot. we'll show you the street reopening that has some business owners feeling satisfied, other folks, maybe not as much. also. >> reporter: and it's a busy week education-wise. some districts are going to remote learning while the teachers union in another district claims they're running out of tests.
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and at that point, we couldn't do anything. >> a tragic story playing out in new york where an apartment fire killed nearly 20 people, including 9 children. this morning, first responders are revealing the likely cause. this is "today in the bay." ♪♪ we broadcast not only to your television, traditionally, but you can also watch us live on roku, amazon fire, apple tv, and online. good monday morning to you. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm kris sanchez, marcus washington has the morning off. we want to start this half hour with a look at your forecast. it is a nice mild forecast as far as i can tell, kari. >> yeah, and so it's going to be nice as you're heading out the door, just need a jacket. we do 4. we're going to stay there at least through about then see a nice little rise in temperatures for this afternoon with a mostly sunny sky. our weather is dry to start out
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the week and will continue to be that way as our temperatures today reach up to about 63 in morgan hill and some low 60s for parts of the north bay, san francisco reaching 60, and 59 today in livermore. we're going to talk about what's ahead for the rest of the week as well as when we may finally see rain returning. that's coming up later. thank you very much, kari. here's a live look at mabel elementary school in milpitas. they're facing covid-related challenges and in this case, they're leaving it up to parents to decide if their kids should be in the classroom. districts across the bay area are really walking a fine line to keep classes going as these covid cases continue to climb. "today in the bay's" sierra johnson live in san francisco this morning. they're trying to limit the risk there. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, a lot of districts having a lot of tough decisions to make as covid and its variants continue to spread. let's first start by talking
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about what's happening here in the san francisco district. now, according to a social media post, we have a picture of that post right there, the union that represents teachers and the san francisco unified school districts, that group called united educators of san francisco alleges the district ran out of test kits and is asking the district to prioritize an agreement around masks, testing, and sick leave. now, just last week, we have reached -- just last week, the district, rather, did offer an additional five sick days for all employees to be taken for covid-related reasons. we have reached out to the district but have not heard back in terms of those allegations by the teachers union. and this week, students in two bay area districts could move back to remote learning. hayward unified school district has announced that their students would be learning remote starting today. according to a letter to families, the district is transitioning all schools to virtual learning because of a surge in covid-19 cases as well as a severe staffing shortage. now, saturday, the milpitas
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unified school district also sent a letter to families saying, schools will remain open this week but students will have the option to learn remotely. this morning, many parents making tough decisions. >> thinking of going remote for this week because of the overall surge in the covid cases. so, we'll go remote. >> reporter: and in oakland, hundreds of students concerned about covid protocols say they are prepared to walk out if preventive measures aren't added. more than 300 students signed petitions asking for kn95 masks for every student, twice weekly testing for everyone on campus, and more covered outdoor spaces to eat lunch in case of inclement weather. the students have set a deadline of next monday, january 17th, for those demands. now, the district has responded in a statement saying, in part, quote, we already are meeting or are in the process of meeting most of the demands noted in this petition. we will continue to work towards fulfilling the rest in the coming weeks. the district also mentioned that
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supply chain issues did play a part in not only getting the materials for those outdoor eating space, but also securing some of those kn95 masks so a lot of districts have some tough decisions and a lot of things to grapple with as covid continues to spread. live in san francisco, cierra johnson for "today in the bay." >> thank you so much, cierra. we've got more details now. west contra costa schools will remain closed after positive cases announced last week. you may recall the district shut down all campuses on friday. they're encouraging students and teachers to take a covid test before in-person learning resumes tomorrow. all teachers and staff will also be wearing kn95 masks once they return. >> if they can find them, right? so, omicron cases climb across the country, some hospitals are getting overwhelmed, getting stressed. a look at this map from the cdc, which is on our website, nbc
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bay area.com, and you can see we seem to be doing better here in the bay area compared to parts of states like new mexico, ohio, indiana, texas. all right, so health leaders say the number of infected patients being admitted is tough to manage, despite many being discharged quickly. ucsf department of medicine chair dr. robert outlined the -- on cnn over the weekend, what hospitals are seeing right now. >> we do have a milder illness on average, but you have so many more cases that you still are having a lot of people come into hospitals, hospitals really getting overwhelmed, nurses and doctors are out. i think we're going to have a really tough time for the next month. >> dr. wachter says his adult son recently tested positive despite being very careful about masking. doctors are recommending -- or rather, becoming concerned that the way that the cdc classifies covid cases could be overstating the actual impact and severity of omicron. well, a popular south bay street closed to traffic nearly
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two years during the pandemic. officially reopens fresco program. critics of the change say that one-way street should be car-free forever. but several other streets in the al fresco program do remain closed. and as always, you can find all of our coverage for this pandemic on our website. we have advice on where you can get tested, what mask works best for you, and any other updates on how the virus could impact you. go to nbcbayarea.com/coronavirus. developing this morning, in new york city, investigators now talking about what sparked a tragedy over the weekend in the bronx. that's when 19 people, including 9 children, died following a massive fire at an apartment complex. this is the city's deadliest fire in more than three decades. nbc's gabe gutierrez is at the scene with new details.
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>> reporter: good morning. authorities believe that it was a space heater, faulty space heater, that may have led to this fire. you can see behind me. 19-story building. authorities say it wasn't the flames themselves from the second and third floors that took so many lives but rather the thick black smoke that quickly spread throughout the building and overwhelmed people on every single floor. you can still see some of the broken windows from firefighters trying to get to some of those people inside. authorities say that 19 people died, including 9 children. firefighters and 200 of them raced to the scene and scrambled to rescue as many people as they can. again, new york city fire commissioner says it was likely a faulty space heater on the second and third floors that likely sparked the blaze. there's still a lot of questions, though. investigators are looking into
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what went wrong. because this building was federally constructed in 1972, the fire commissioner said that it may have been built outside of the new york city fire code, so investigators will be looking for that. again, 19 people dead here, in the deadliest fire in new york in about three decades. laura? >> so sad, gabe. thank you very much for the update. it is 5:39 now. we want to take a live look at the golden gate bridge. we can see it, nice and clear out there this morning, a cool start and a mild week on tap. we want to check in with mike inouye for the traffic picture but first we start with meteorologist kari hall. >> we are starting out with spotty sprinkles in some spots, and then as we go through the day, some sunshine, so make time to get out there and enjoy the dry weather that we are going to see with some milder temperatures. it does continue throughout much of the week. as you're heading out the door and the inland east bay and our temperatures for today, we're
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going from the low 40s at 8:00 to about 49 degrees at 10:00, noontime temperature, 56 and some upper 50s here with a mostly sunny sky. we're going to talk about what's ahead for the rest of the week. that's coming up in a few minutes, and mike, you were tracking a fire reported off highway 101. that's right. traffic volume is really light right now and barely any slowing, just a little bit through the trivalley as we look at the maps, nothing really outstanding here. i want to call out 101 at 280 in san jose, reports of a fire, garbage dumped on the roadways that may affect the commute. america loses a comedy legend. >> wake up, san francisco! hi, i'm the perky danny tanner. >> oh, that's right. ahead on "today in the bay," the sudden death of beloved actor and comedian bob saget and how
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local bay area fans are honoring him. plus beijing-bound, a skating star from the peninsula heading to the olympics and what a thrill to see. tell you what he is most excited about coming up next. but first, the "today" show is celebrating a big milestone. >> and i think that's one of the things about our show. we're not afraid to poke fun at ourselves. in fact, i would have to -- i would wager that we poke fun at ourselves far more than anybody possibly could. >> this week t "today" show is turning 70. in the lead-up to friday's big celebration, all this week, "today" will be sharing some of the golden moments from seven decades on the air from hilarious surprises to some pretty groundbreaking interviews. all the fun kicks off today at 7:00 right after "today in the bay." we'll be right back.
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good monday morning. it is 5:44, and we're starting out with our only chance of rain, some spotty sprinkles already moving out, and we're going to settle into a dry weather pattern throughout the week. i'll talk more about this and some warmer temperatures in our forecast coming up. and we're looking at pretty cool for the drivers out there, an easy drive as we take a live look outside, see traffic flow pretty good right here in fremont, 880, as we're heading between basically tesla and the auto mall parkway, the traffic in both directions picking up the volume a bit.
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i'll show you where there's a little more slowing coming through the trivalley coming up. thank you so much. fans everywhere remembering the beloved comedian and actor, bob saget, who died yesterday at 65. saget played one of america's best-known tv dads on the popular hit series "full house," a show set in san francisco. he also hosted "america's funniest home videos," which was one of tv's most successful series. last night, fans placed flowers on the steps of the victorian in san francisco where "full house" was set. saget was found dead yesterday in a florida hotel room on the road for his latest comedy tour. the cause of his death was not released, but police say there's no evidence to suspect foul play or drugs. saget's family says he was everything to them and loved his fans and performing live to bring people together from all walks of life. they wrote that we ask for privacy at this time. we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that bob brought into the world.
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the "today" show will have more cover of bob saget's passing coming up at 7:00 a.m. right after "today in the bay." >> he, incidentally, came on "today in the bay," and i interviewed him. really funny, nice guy. >> 65 is young. all right, the united states and russia will enter important talks today where russia's possible invasion of ukraine and nato's expansion. >> scott mcgrew joins us now. you've been monitoring those talks and they started last night with an informal dinner. >> reporter: yeah, and it was informal as such talks can be, the russians going out of their way to saying those talks at dinner were not very productive. our secretary of state, antony blinken, will lead those talks today. at issue for us, the russian military build-up on the border of ukraine. for the russians, it's the expansion of nato. they're worried too many countries are close to its borders, choosing to ally to the west instead of with russia. now, this is very different than
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the days of the iron curtain when russia surrounded itself with buffer states like poland and czechoslovakia. looking at congress this morning, republican senator ron johnson of wisconsin says he will run for a third term, despite promises to his constituents he wouldn't. also, over the weekend, democratic new york congresswoman ocasio-cortez took a recent trip to florida where she was photographed several times without a mask in close proximity to others. on sunday, republican congressman adam kinzinger had harsh words for former president donald trump on "meet the press." kinzinger, of course, part of the select committee investigating the attack on the capitol and donald trump's
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involvement in it. did trump know the attack was coming? >> and i think what's important is, it's the difference between, was the president absolutely incompetent or a coward on the 6th when he didn't do anything? or did he know what was coming? and i think that's a difference between incompetence with your oath and possibly criminal. that's where i want to get more information. we do have obviously some things leading up to that, but the more information we can get, obviously, the better. >> we're watching everything that's happening, particularly the talks between russia and the united states. we'll update you on social media. you'll find me on twitter, @scottmcgrew. >> sounds great. hey, what a great night at the chase center, dub nation celebrated a rousing return, to years in the making. >> number 11, klay thompson! >> oh, yeah, he's back.
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warriors' klay thompson taking to the court for the first time in 941 days, but who's counting? following two major leg injuries. in the second quarter, he showed some bounce, rocking the rim, bringing everyone to their feet. after the game, klay talked about the long road back. >> i knew it was -- i was nervous to start, and i'm just so grateful to be out here and the love i received pregame and the video tributes, it was special, man. this is a night i will never forget. and it lives up to all the hype and i'm just very grateful for our fan base. it's incredible. >> that is pretty cool. imagine that feeling. welcome back that way. klay scored 17 points in 20 minutes of action as the warriors beat the cavaliers 96-82. all right, well, this morning on the "today" show, we get the first look at the u.s. figure skating team coming up right after "today in the bay" at 7:00. and the opening ceremony is february 4th. our coverage starts february
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3rd. you can watch all of it right here on nbc bay area. the we are getting very, very close to the olympic games starting and we know that the bay area is going to be very well represented, in full force on that u.s. skating team. nathan chen, yesterday, won his sixth men's championship, cementing his return to the games, and while palo alto's vincent chow struggled in his long program, he did do well enough to qualify. he later spoke with paulina edmonds. >> i'm here with vincent zhou who was just named to the olympic team. vincent, congratulations. how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling really excited about the opportunity that lies ahead of me in beijing and also super proud to rep the bay area. >> absolutely. now that you're going back to your second olympics, how is this going to be different than
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the first in terms of, you know, knowing what to expect and maybe strategy? >> well, i do think i skate best when i feel like i have nothing to lose. >> karen chen, bay area members of team usa figure skating. and this morning on the "today" show, again, we do get that look at the full u.s. figure skating team. that's after "today in the bay." opening ceremony, february 4th. our coverage starts february 3rd all right here on nbc bay area. you can watch it on your streaming devices, apple tv, amazon fire, and such. all right, let's get a look at the forecast for this monday morning, and we'll take a look at the roads too, see if anybody's even heading out the door. you just sit tight right now. got to look at that forecast with kari. >> it does look pretty quiet out here as we take a look at the golden gate bridge. we are starting out this morning also with some clouds rolling by but not a lot of fog, and we
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will also see some afternoon sunshine. if you're about to head out the door in oakland, maybe misting a little bit, but temperatures in the upper 40s, grab a warmer jacket for the start of the day, and then sunglasses for the afternoon. we are going to have a very nice day as we head for the upper 50s here. the seven-day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen. there will be some spots hitting 60 degrees like palo alto, high of 62 in san jose and some upper 50s and low 60s for many spots across the bay area, but then as we compare that to what the rest of the country is dealing with, a very deep freeze pushing all the way far to the south, even right now in parts of texas, they're dealing with some freezing temperatures this morning. and then as we bring it back home, we see some spotty light sprinkles passing by. a lot of that evaporating before even hitting the ground, so we'll continue to see dry weather in the forecast. looking at our overall picture and what's happening here, we are going to continue to see still some very active systems out there, the pacific, but they'll be moving to the north
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of here due to high pressure blocking it and steering the storm track away from the bay area, so this will not change over the next several days. we may start to see that high pressure breaking down by next week, and that may bring in some wetter weather for the end of january, so it doesn't look like we're completely done with rain for a while, but we are going to take a break for this week, so enjoy the i. as our temperatures head for the upper 60s, a high of 67 by the middle of the week for inland areas and not a bad weekend either while san francisco will continue to see temperatures near 60 degrees throughout the week. and mike, you were still tracking that fire in san jose. yeah, kari, reports of a fire, well, look at the maps. overall, the green sensors dominate. that's the good news for the highways but we're zooming down here toward north 101, that little bit of slowing by the arrow, up toward the 280 interchange to northbound 280, reports of a garbage truck that had a fire in the back area so they dumped the load of garbage to get rid of the fire and now that garbage has to be cleared
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up. that's one issue. over here, looking at a typical slowing for 84 and out of the altamont pass. public safety building temporarily closing over concerns of the spread of covid-19 and the omicron variant. the closure starts this monday and in a tweet, officers indicated they will continue to patrol the city. phone lines will be open to the public to report crimes. just no business there in the lobby. no word yet on a reopening. other bay area cities are closing public buildings as well, including san jose, vallejo and hayward. doesn't get much closer than this. a dramatic rescue as a train demolishes a downed airplane. hear from the hero who saved the pilot's life. and at 6:00, mandating covid boosters. we're live in the bay area county, now requiring workers to get it and what happens to those who do not. you're watching "today in the bay."
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topple on to those boaters drifting near a waterfall. it happened saturday at a popular tourist location. at least 32 people were injured, though most have been released from care. experts believe that the wall may have come loose because of heavy rain followed by years of drought. an incredible survival story following a very close call. we've got another warning for you that you may find this video a little disturbing. it's body camera footage from one of the l.a. police officers who responded to a small plane that crashed on railroad tracks. what you don't see is the train barrelling towards the officers. the pilots freed the pilot from the wreckage moments before that train crashes into the downed plane. it happened near an airfield yesterday afternoon. rescuers say in the moment, they didn't realize it was such a close call. >> in the time, you don't really have time to think, you just do it. it didn't hit me until afterwards, after the train has passed by. it is a scary moment but
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adrenaline is what helped us make a good decision. >> and they did. the pilot's currently in the hospital. it's not clear why he crash landed. new developments this morning for the world's top men's tennis player, novak djokovic. he won an appeal against the australian government after he was detained for violating the country's vaccination rules. overnight, a judge ordered his release after officials acknowledged he wasn't given enough time to respond. australia requires travelers to be fully vaccinated, but djokovic refused to reveal his status, so he has been confined to a hotel since wednesday. he said he felt like he was in jail, though he was free to leave at any time. next move is now up to immigration officials. right now at 6:00, covid uncertainty as cases climb. some schools revert to distance learning and it's growing confusion and frustration over that. coming up, the new pressure on the cdc from crit ibs to get their stories straight. plus.
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>> i think as many people get boosted in our community, the safer we are. plus, making it mandatory, a new deadline arrives for some east bay employees. the new requirement kicking in today for anyone who has yet to receive their covid booster shot. in the forecast this week, we'll have some cool mornings and some nice afternoons, but a very dry weather pattern setting up for the bay area. we'll talk about when we could see some rain coming up in the microclimate forecast. this is "today in the bay." ♪♪ all right, we are broadcasting to your tv as you are used to, but you know you can also watch us on roku, amazon fire, apple tv and online, and we're happy that you can. thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm kris sanchez in for marcus. >> i'm laura garcia. we begin this morning with the omicron covid surge and efforts to contain it in the bay area and across the nation. "today in the bay's" sharon katsuda looking at

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