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stick around. plus. >> we lost power briefly. >> when the lights might come back on. and something we are not used to seeing a wildfire burning in the dead of winter. we are keeping a close eye on the flames burning near big sur. the news at 6:00 begins right now. thoinls. i'm audrey assistio. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. if you stepped outside, you might have felt it and overnight you might have heard it. strong winds bringing truce down, some the trees snapping power lines. thousands are in the dark right now. >> also caution problems for firefighters. a winter wildfire is burning toward the coast in caramel near big sur. i know the fire is only 5%
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contained. are firefighters going to get a break? >> the fire spread under the gusty winds including speeds that were up to 96 miles per hour. mount diablo, 71 miles per hour. and in oakland hills they led to a lot of power outages in the east bay. the gusts were up to 40 and 50. watch how the gusts dropped off except for the higher hills of east bay. the wind has shift somewhat out of the southeast. temperatures cooled to 59 degrees. humidity now closer to 40%. the weather actually helping things out there. the larger issue is the dry pattern we have been in. now two weeks running, even with the fog in the valleys the hills have been warm and dry. you add in one of the stronger offshore wind events we have seen in months that leads to high fire conditions for some of
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the hillsides. the good news is that we could see a pattern change. next seven to ten days, what we need to see is rain, and more sierra snow. we will have a closer look at the pattern shift in the forecast in eight minutes. let's take you back outside to the east bay now. we saw a lot of this today, trees falling onto cars, homes, and across streets. this was in oakland. some of those trees also bringing down power lines, leaving thousands of people in the dark. nbc bay area's christie smith continues our coverage. >> reporter: in oakland, a huge tree crushed a parked car in the rock ridge neighborhood and blocked the whole start. somehow, nrman mcleod didn't notice the strong winds that slept through overnight. >> my wife and i were fast asleep, didn't hear anything at all. and when we got up in the morning, we -- we found that distressing sight. couldn't believe it. >> reporter: there were no injuries, but this is all that's
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left of the car. and there were others parked across the street. and the power is out. >> we lost power briefly. it came back on, but our -- the rest of our block is still out today. >> reporter: in berkeley, neighborhood stopped by willard park to see a huge redwood tree that toppled off. >> it is a big wind storm. it is sad. it is an old tree. >> reporter: trees and breezes were down in several parts of the city. the berkeley fire department received dozens of always for service overnight mainly for fallen trees and power lines. pg&e worked to restore power to thousands of customers and had extra crews on to handle it. neighbors say they won't forget the wind. >> we had windows banging, i had to keep getting up and fixing them. this was the scene early this morning in napa.
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gusts reportedly reached nearly 50 miles per hour in the area. some are without power still on the. this morning nearly 30,000 homes and businesses had no power. by 2:30, the company said they had cut that number down to 16,000. the green and yellow areas are still in the dark right now. the east bay is still taking the biggest hit reporting close to 15,000 outages for its customers. we are not just tracking strong winds and power outages. we are also tracking this. wildfires in january. new view tonight of the colorado fire. this is burning south of caramel along the coast on down to big sur. highway 1 shut down between those kmeents. the flames broke out before 7:00 last night and has grown to 1500 acres. strong winds are making the fire fight tough. crews are attacking from the air obviously from ground. mandatory evacuations are still in effect. one structure has been damaged.
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containment stands at just 5%. in the north bay crews made quick work of a small brushfire earlier this morning. it broke out at around 2:00 at geyser peak. you could see the sparks in this camera. the wind shaking the camera, fanning those flames. firefighters got it under control within a few hours. one and a half acres burned. we are continuing to monitor the windy conditions and fire burning along the big sur coast. make sure to download your free nbc bay area an to get alerts straight to your phone. you can put in your zip code and get alerts on changing conditions in your neighborhood. anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in santa clara county is eligible for four free at-home test kits in addition to the ones being given out by the
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federal government. you do need to register for them. so far, things appear to be running smoothly and on time. >> i think it is great. we need to to more self testing. >> it seems super well organized this way with no problems whatsoever. i was really impressed. >> we posted a link to sign up for tests, make an appointment, where to pick those tests up. find it on our home page, a los angeles county sheriff is at the center of a lawsuit filed by a coronavirus testing company. the sheriff is being sued for defamation after he claimed the fbi warned him against using covid-19 testing services provided by fulgis because it would give private medical information to china. the fbi made such a claim. villanueva's letter was shared widely on social media.
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starting today, more travelers entering the united states must be fully vaccinated against covid. this now applies to travelers entering the country by land or by ferry. the restriction does not apply to u.s. citizens. foreign travelers do have to show proof of vaccination. and homeland security says covid testing is not required. there is lot to keep track of. if you have questions we have got answers like when will omicron cases peak in the bay area? we have posted an article answering that and other popular questions. head to our website at, and click on covid-19 faq in the trending bar. on the 49th anniversary of the roe v wade supreme court decision legalizing abortion both sides were out. thousands turned out for the annual walk for life west coast.
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it's the 18th year the march has been held in san francisco. a group of abortion rights supporters made their presence known as civic center plaza squaring off against the walk for life demonstrators. it is a scene that played out in several cities across country today. as roe v wade hangs in the balance due to a mississippi abortion man that made its way to the high court leaders are speaking out. >> the constitutional right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not an abstract concept. it saves women's lives. so on this 49th anniversary of roe versus wade, let us recommit to do everything we can to protect those constitutional rights. >> vice president kamala harris is calling for the passage of the women's health protection act, which would protect the right to an abortion in every state. former vice president mike pence also spoke today calling the possible overturning of roe v
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wade long overdue. >> it won't come as a surprise to anyone. it will be the culmination of a 50-year journey whose course and destination have been set by the moral compass and the will of the american people. >> a decision on the mississippi case is kepted by late spring or early summer. el cerrito police are remembering one of their own who died in a crash in the east bay. officer jared bernstein was killed in a car accident two weeks ago while driving home on interstate 80. he had been on the force for less than two years. he was just 26 years old. he is the nephew the contra costa county d.a. diana deckton. today a service was held at elsa receipt owes high school. during the service, his pastor spoke how proud his family was of his career. >> young black men are running from police, some are being shot by the police.
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here is an young black man born in richmond being escorted by the police. >> that memorial service was exclusively for family and the police department. during his eulogy his family said, quote a prince has fallen. we are back in 90 seconds with the search for several monkeys. yes, monkeys, that escaped after a crash in philadelphia. why the cdc is helping to track the animals down. also, caught on camera. strong winds in southern california topple a tree right onto that home. whoa! bringing down power lines, too. we will show you more after this. the good news in the forecast, less of those damaging gusty winds. still 63 degrees in san francisco. we finally could see rain chances coming back to the seven day forecast. i will have a look when we come back. with dupixent, i can du more....beginners' yoga. namaste... ...surprise parties. aww, you guys.
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new at 6:00, a bizarre story from the east coast. lab monkeys are on the loose in pennsylvania. i don't make this stuff up, folks. crews searching for monkeys in the woods after the trailing carrying them crashed on the highway yesterday. police say the trailer was carrying 100 monkeys when it collided with a dump truck. several monkeys escaped. as of an hour ago we are hearing they have all been found. crews were able to find them in the freezing weather. the cdc assisted state police. spacex postponed the return of one of its dragon cargo
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ships. saying the weather at its splash zone isn't safe. it will stay docked at the international space station another day. it is carrying 5,000 pounds of scientific goods. new help for wineries and farms in the north bay hit hard by wildfires. yesterday the department of insurance approved a new policy. starting next month they will be eligible for last resort insurance under the california fair plan. it will allow farms and wineries who can't get insurance from other providers to buy basic insurance through this plan. returning to our micro climate weather coverage here. it is not just here. strong winds are toppling trees in southern california as well. look at this. there you see it. a security camera caught a huge tree falling on that home there. this is in ontario, north of riverside. check out the mess it left behind. three people were inside the
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home when the tree fell on top of it. thankfully, they were not hurt. that is the sound of 105 miles per hour wind. >> oh. >> whoa. this is video from palisades tahoe posted to twitter. it was taken at the top of the summit this morning. a beautiful sun rise in the background but 105 mir winds. one thing this wind is not impacting is our sunset. a live look at san francisco from our emeryville camera. an absolutely gorgeous sky tonight. it is being suggested, it is a red and gold sky, meaning good luck for the 49ers. >> yes w the tower right there, too. >> we will get to that at another point. right now, let's talk about the beautiful weather. when is the wind going to en, rob? >> the wind is coming down. the weather, the temperatures are great, the skies look really nice out there this evening. really, the win was the big story over the last 24 hours.
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still hanging on to 60s around the area. 55 san jose, low 60s around san francisco. wind in san jose not really a big issue through the next 24 hours. northwest. for the lower elevations, 54 at livermore, 60 in walnut creek, and more 60s heading off to the west. right there, san francisco 63 degrees, a south wind close to 6 miles an hour. the area is still seeing gusty win at homes. month diablo and the high peaks will hold onto that through to tomorrow. through the day tomorrow, the wind speeds should go down. clearly we have gotten through the worst of the winds, no more of the damaging wind gusts. morning temperatures in the winds sheltered valleys, as the
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air is now dryer due to the winds we may see up to 30s and low 40s in the north bay valleys towards monday morning. by lunchtime tomorrow, close to 60 around the bay. low 60s by san jose. and by mid afternoon could finish the weekend this the mid 60s to maybe 70 degrees south of san jose for your sunday afternoon with a few high clouds, more sunshine as we finish the weekend. but there has been a little too much of that sunset. the sunsets and sun rises have been gorgeous but we have been missing out on a lot of rain. signs are finally there. late next week the high may give up ground and we get a colder trough of low pressure off the pacific northwest which should open the door to changes in your forecast. by friday, this weaker system should pass by not north and set the stage, we hope, after another dry weekend next weekend, perhaps in for bigger changes as we head into
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february. this is something the language-range models are suggesting we should begin to see late month into february, that's how things stand right now. not a lot of rain, most of the averages are half an inch to a inch of rain. but due to what we just went through, the drying winds and the fire that popped up, that is welcome. in the meantime, more sunshine as we finish the weekend. low 60s, san francisco might see a little bit of patchy fog for a few areas as we head to the middle part of the week. on the right side of the forecast you begin to see a few clouds as early as friday. lake county and mendocino county could see showers. we hope rain chances are about to make a comeback wooz we head into february. coming up our downdown to the winter olympics continues. we will give you a behind the scenes look at how team u.s.a.'s
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the san francisco zoo just added new members to its family in hopes of keeping an endangered species alive. four female mexican gray wolves were welcomed to the zoo yesterday. they are one of the most endangered species in the entire world. bringing them in is part of a plan to sustain their existence. one of the wolves is named after betty white, who passed away i think last week it was. the zoo says it is in honor of her life long support of zoos and her great love of animals.
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the 2021 winter olympics is almost here. when team u.s.a. walks out during the opening ceremony they will be sporting new gear made here in the u.s. it is the moment millions make sure they don't miss when team u.s.a. makes its grand entrance into the games this. ier, outfitter ravel lauren chose to use a factory in clifton, new jersey, to make the parkas for this team. >> it is an honor. i have got to pinch myself that i am following in my grandfather and father's footsteps. >> martin debautista is the third generation of better team u.s.a. he is thrilled. ravel lauren came back for the second time to make team u.s.a. gear. they will also make the jackets they will wear at the closing ceremony.
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3,000 jalkts were made at the pace of seven hours per jacket. >> a long time. the olympics kick off in 12 days, our own janelle wang is going to be in beijing. she will bring us live updates from china throughout the games. our coverage begins february 3rd. let's bring in the man of the hour. anthony flores. >> that's right. the 49ers, hopefully they weathered the storm and it has nothing to do with the weather. the top seed is out in the afc, and the can the 49ers do the same in the nfc? we will check in on jimmy garoppolo and the niners as they try to pull off an upset in green bay. stick around. sports is next.
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7-0 in the second quarter. and they dominated up until the final about two -- there is two minutes in the second quarter remaining and they have dominated so far. the 49ers had minus seven total yards in the forecast. jimmy g. was sacked three times. the packers had eight first downs to zero for the 49ers. right now, san francisco is driving at the 30 yard line for two minutes to end the first half and they get the ball to start the second half. heart break for the home team in the afc. tied at 16-16 with under 30 seconds to go. top seed at tennessee trying to make something happen. ryan tannehill is picked off by wilson. a few plays later the bengals are in field goal range. macpherson drill as 52 yarder as time expires. the bengals beat the top seeded
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titans 19-16. the bengals are headed to the afc championship for the first time since the 1988 season. last night, steph curry missed his first eight shots against the rockets. but when the warriors needed him most, the game's best shooter came through with a slash. >> curry, he checked him. steph, for the win. >> curry knocking down the 20-foot jumper at the buzzer. the warriors shoot down the rockets 105-103. the dubs celebrating like it was a playoff victory. it was a much-needed victory for the dubs after they loss to the pacers monday night. hard to believe for curry. it's his first career walk-off game winner. >> i hit some shots at .1, .4, one second, whatever it is, big shots. but it's a different feel when it is walk-off. good to know what that feels like finally. everybody contributes. it wasn't just my shot. the fact that i had a chance to
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win it was because everybody stayed locked in, stayed focused, and competed. that's a great sign in terms of what we are trying to build on. >> the warriors are back on the court tomorrow night at home against the utah jazz. complete 49ers highlights at 11:00. that's look at sports. more news after the break. when you have xfinity, you have entertainment built in. which is kind of nice. ah, what is happening. binge-watching is in the bag, when you find all your apps, all in one place. find live sports faster just by using your voice... sports on now. touchdown irish! [cheering] that was awesome. and, the hits won't quit, with peacock premium included at no additional cost. all that entertainment built in. xfinity. a way better way to watch. psoriasis really messes with you. try. hope. fail. i felt defeated. the pain, the stares. no one should suffer like that.
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bigger and better than ever. people gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony there today. you can see the mayor holding the big scissors. the city says it made $6 million worth of renovations including a new play area and ball field. the mayor says the pandemic has taught us how important recreation is for our health. great stuff. come up next on nbc bay area, 700 stories in ten years. thomas works hard and shares with us the tenth anniversary of bay area proud. our bay area proud special comes up right after this. coming up in primetime, a new episode of "snl" 598:30, followed by vintage "snl" episode at 10:00. and then join us at 11:00. we have planned your evening for you. >> exactly. see you at 11:00. a moment to acknowledge an anniversary. ours, the bay area proud series premiered 10 years ago on nbc
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bay area in january of 2012. the series was created in response to you, our viewers. you told us you weren't seeing enough news about the good things happening in your communities, so we promised to do better. 700 bay area proud stories later. we'd like to think we've been doing a good job keeping that promise. 700 stories of kindness, generosity, and compassion, stories of heroism, inspiration and empathy. but this is more than just an opportunity to celebrate, it's a chance to say thank you. a thank you to 700 people gracious enough to allow us into their lives to share their stories. and a huge thank you to each and every one of you who has ever pointed me in the direction of a good tale to tell. i wouldn't know how to find them if you didn't. it was, in fact, a tip from a viewer that alerted me to our first story tonight. one about transformation, as in, how do you transform a worthless photo album into something priceless? well, you get it in the hands of the family to which it belongs.


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