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>> and loosening covid rules as cases decline. one bay area city already planning to reign in its guidelines. where and when you'll be able to ditch your mask. plus -- >> that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the united states supreme court. >> president biden following through ois campaign promise. he's pledging hisck woman. experts are tackling the significance of this history-making move. this is "today in the bay." good friday morning to you. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. don't forget, if you're on the go we're broadcasting not only here on television, but which he can us out live on roku, amazon fire, apple tv and online. we certainly have a lot to get to this morning. first let's start out with a live look at levi's stadium, the 9ers getting in a final practice
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before the big game on sunday. >> also ahead, this amazing fan story. one 9er super fan recently got the opportunity to make custom cleats for one of the 9ers players. you can hear from him coming up at 5:15. first, let's get a look at the friday forecast for you. meteorologist vianey arana in for kari this morning. >> hey, there. it's setting up really nicely. cold in the bay area, 30s and 40s right n 35, morgan hill 39, jose 39. so even though it's cold, we're going to be run ago few degrees warmer this afternoon. there's coit tower lit up for the 9ers. san fran right now. we're going to have a couple of high clouds rolling through in san francisco, but fog not really a factor this morning. i'm going to guide you through your evening highs and what to expect heading into saturday and sunday coming up in my full forecast. >> thank you. the covid crisis inching closer to impacting classrooms in another bay area school
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district. the clock is ticking down to a strike vote. "today in the bay's" kris sanchez live this morning to explain what teachers are asking for and the families who may soon feel the impact. kris? >> reporter: marcus, it is certainly disruptive when teachers don't show up to school, but we can understand their call for safety and now the west contra costa county teachers in the district, they are calling for the same sorts of protections that we've heard before from the district in oakland. now, here's what their union -- this is the united teachers of richmond is demanding, they want high-quality masks for everyone, they also want weekly testing for everyone. but they want twice-weekly testing in classes where they have seen an outbreak of some sort. the majority of the district's 1,500 teachers, nurses and staff say they are willing to walk off the job over this, while the union and the district have been negotiating, today is the final deadline to come to some sort of
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agreement. we asked the district for a comment. we have not heard back from them at this point. however, the east bay times obtain a letter which reads in part, employees coordinating with one another to call in sick together is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. this type of action is not helpful and exacerbates our current staff issues. now, the staff issues are in addition to student absences. at one point, in one week in january, about one-third of the student body was out. that's 2,700 students, one-third were out sick. i tried to check the covid cases for the current week but the district's dashboard is down. i'll keep updating that for you as we go through the morning and we wait to see how negotiations go. kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> thank you. thanks to the declining covid cases, san francisco is about to dial back its masking
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rules. beginning next tuesday, masks will no longer be required in offices, gyms, religious gatherings and college classrooms. but if everyone is vaccinated, boosted and gatherings are less than 100 people, religious and medical vaccine exemptions will be allowed for places like restaurants and bars, but people will need a recent negative covid test to enter. >> we are going to give people a five-day grace period to get boosted, our employees, as well as our clienlts. then there's a mandated wait period, then after that's done we'll remove the mask mandate. >> other bay counties say they're following the state's guidance. president biden opening the door for history, indicating he will nominate a black woman for the u.s. supreme court. biden made the announcement on the heels of justice steven
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breyer confirming he'll retire yesterday. ketanji brown jackson, leondra kruger and michelle childs. if you want to know more about the judges considered top contenders, head to nbcbayarea.com or our app. click on supreme court at the top of the page. a message going out from one bay area city, calling 911 can come with a cost. vallejo is bringing back what it calls first responders fee. the department is reintroducing a program to bill insurance companies directly when you call 911. if you don't have insurance, you won't get a bill and the department will cover the cost. cities like dickson and fairfield have similar rules.
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let's take a live look outside this morning at the golden gate bridge. looking nice and clear for the most part. really clear, actually. we haven't seen this this week. >> are you surprised? >> sometimes it's all foggy and sometimes it's nice and clear. i think it's nice and clear as we coast into the weekend. >> indeed. it's setting us up for a lovely weekend. our daytime highs will be a few degrees warmer. 67 degrees in san jose today, morgan hill 68. really upper 60s through the south bay and in through the east bay. take a look at your daytime highs for concord, 63, hayward 65, oakland 62, and around the peninsula 64, in san mateo 64. if you're going to be heading to san francisco, also expected to be in the low to mid-60s. so a beautiful sunny day in the city with a couple of high clouds rolling through into the
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afternoon. santa rosa a high of 66. sonoma 66 and novato 65. now, we've seen this high pressure keep us not only dry, but also keep us warm. and for the most part we haven't seen any chance of real rain because of it. it's blocked any chance from our north and our south, but i have an extended outlook coming up in my seven-day forecast and what to expect for at least the first week of february coming up in just a few minutes. first, let's get a check of the roads with mike. >> i was checking out these live cameras right here behind me, but let's take a look at the camera we have in emeriville. see those taillights? that's westbound. your commute direction heading toward the bay bridge, steady stream. it's light, but there was no traffic for about three minutes. reports of debris in lanes, that someone hit, i think, it was a bumper. traffic flow is restored here. the map shows you there's a
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little minor flip around powell. that's what caused the minor issue there. contra costa, getting through the bay bridge, no problem. the north, an easy drive. we're looking at clear visibility. marcus was surprised by the clear view at the golden gate bridge. there's also a clear flow of traffic. early start, and it's friday. back to you. >> yes, it is. 5:08. how about taking off in a brand new car? we're talking about flying. on "today in the bay," we're going to tell you the car of the future, which takes its maiden voyage right here in the bay area. >> reporter: americans are getting a lot more money in their paycheck. it's really good economic news we'll tell you about coming up. >> one 9ers fan making his presence known on the field. we'll explain how he's helping one team member put his best foot forward.
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get a great deal for your business with the ready. set. save. sale today. comcast business. powering possibilities. good morning. it is 5:11 and 36 degrees in oakland right now. bundle up as we head into the 8:00 and 9:00 hour, we'll bump into the 40s and eventually into the upper 50s. my noon, mid-60s. i'll have a closer look at your daytime highs in my full forecast. >> i'm looking at the big map of the bay area. green sensors dominate. a live camera in palo alto. taillights traveling north from
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university and continuing into san francisco. no delays. we'll show you the bigger look at your commute coming up. good morning. very happy friday to you, as well. we're going to get a look at wage growth data here in a few minutes. the government should send that to us around 5:30 our time, and we expect it to show americans are making more and more money. economists predict american wages jumped 1.2% in the last months of 2021. the three months before that, wages rose 3.7% over the same time year-over-year previous. now, this is important, of course, because we're all trying to deal with inflation, and asking for a raise is one way flation.mily of course, higher labor costs also cause inflation. so higher pay is both the cause of and solution to our problems. now, on thursday we got the
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latest gdp numbers showing that when you combine all the goods and services that america creates, basically the combination of everything we do together as americans, our output jumped 6.9% for the year, which is a huge number. the white house was quick to jump on that, pointing out, correctly, that president biden's first year in office was the strongest year for economic growth since 1984. that is true, but the bar was fairly low, right? the pandemic had depressed economic outlook, so recovering from it creates record growth. the same goes for jobs. more jobs under biden than any president in modern history, but then, again, coming from a pandemic low. either way, though, basically things are going really well. the irony or the frustration for the white house is most americans don't see it. we have more jobs than people willing to take them, wages are
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up. but a gallop survey this month found that only 29% of americans believed it was getting better. 67% believed it's getting worse. it's not, but that's what people believe. one more survey for you, and i thought this was fascinating. economists checked in with american small businesses and found businesses that require their employees to be vaccinated have an easier time filling open positions than companies that don't have a vaccination requirement. >> those that did saw fewer sick days and saw more trust from their employees and that's a signal from companies to employees saying that we care about you, we care about your safety and we want to create an environment where you feel protected. >> reporter: i thought that was an interesting statistic. logically, you would think the more hurdles you put in front of an employee to get a job, the more difficulty it would be to hire that person. the opposite seems true and it could be very well that people
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feel safer working for a company which they know every one of their co-workers is vaccinated. >> thank you, scott. 5:14 this morning. happening today, it's time to hit the ground running, then soar into the sky. this is a flying car made right here in the bay area. the los altos company showed off its version of a flying car in las vegas last month. now the company is ready to take off in a flight simulation today in los altos. the vehicle can lift off vertically and fly a distance of 250 miles an hour. george jetson not included in this. the goal is to have it in production by the year 2026. >> we'll see. the san francisco 49ers go head-to-head with the rams on sunday for a spot in the super bowl. we're counting down to kickoff. >> and they say if the shoe fits, wear it. one sacramento native and 49ers super fan recently got a chance
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to make custom cleats for defense tackle eric armstead. >> he designed the cleats for my cause, my cleats. it's highlighting his academic project and helps give back to local students in need. gray is a custom shoe designer who paints shoes of all kinds, and you know what, he says that he's really thrilled to have the opportunity to do >> after they told me, it definitely blew my mind. my shoe is going to be out there. just this whole thing is such a great experience. >> so grey also got a chance to meet armstead and he loves the fact that his nfl player knows and appreciates his hometown. >> as the excitement builds for the game this weekend, we want to see your fan photos.
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take a look at these. a lot of red and gold there. be sure to tag nbc bay area on facebook and twitter. we'll be sharing photos all week on air right here on nbc bay area, and we'll see how we do on sunday. >> i don't want to talk too much about it. i'm hoping. here we go. >> look, mike even has his red on today. >> i didn't intentionally wear blue. i don't think about these things. i'm also from l.a. but i am more of a chargers fan. let's take a look at how the tailgaters will be down in l.a., because the weather is going to be stunning for 9ers fans. they don't really have to worry about the snow this weekend. they're going to keep good old sunshine and california weather. kickoff is at 3:30. temps in the upper 60s. 69 degrees by kickoff and halftime is going to be about 64 degrees. so really no concerns with the weather. it's going to be absolutely beautiful in southern
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california. look how great this shot of coit tower is in honor of the 9ers. it's going to be a big game and temperatures will be pretty much mild and comfortable, so if you had plans to do tailgating locally, it's going to be great. 35 in dublin, 35 in concord, 39 in san jose. look at fog and visibility. no issues there. we've got great visibility throughout the entire bay area. a couple of patchy fog areas, but mainly through sacramento and santa rosa. no big concerns. forecasted highs for this afternoon, it will be a couple degrees warmer in some spots, including san jose, running about 2 to 3 degrees warmer. morgan hill 68. we're going to near the 70s. isn't that really good weather for january? i guess the last couple days of january, because we're heading into february. 65 in danville, 62 in oakland. now, we've been really, really dry. we haven't gotten a real chance of rain, thanks to that really dominant high pressure, and it
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looks like we're going to stay dry. as we continue to see this high pressure pattern, we're also seeing low humidity. into the weekend, the high pressure sticks around, lingering, and you can see rain to our north, but not quite here in the bay area, leading into the first week of february. it still looks pretty dry according to the model. here's a closer look at your seven-day forecast. we're monitoring windy conditions heading into tuesday. in san francisco, notice on sunday a high of about 58 degrees, through inland areas, temps in the low to mid-60s. overnight lows are going to dip down into the 30s and you're going to be waking up to 30s for the next several days. so keep that jacket in hand, but at least you can shed it in the afternoon. nearing 70s isn't too bad. let's get a check of the roads with mike. >> vianey, let's take you out to the roadways. we saw unusual slowing.
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it's only 5:19 right now and slowing 101. i checked the grid, there is a repair project going on in the area, and so they may be moving crews right now. looking at the altamont pass, some folks may not come in this morning, light traffic there. 20 minutes out of discovery bay. there's your drive here, 580 moving slowly once you pass the merge with 205. and highway 4 coming down from antioch toward concord. a look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows you light flow. the debris near powell has been moved to the shoulder, as has a minor crash. back to you. next on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> today we have two cases, one for a couple grand and another
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. new moments sure to unfold in a matter of days. we are now less than a week until the start of the winter olympics. beginning february 3rd on nbc bay area. >> ahead of the competition we're telling the stories of how the athletes of team usa managed to arrive at the world stage, going for the gold. tune into our special "journey to the winter games" 6:30 tomorrow night on nbc bay area. 5:24 and we're not even a month into the new year and our consumer team has wins for viewers. >> let's start with a viewer in the north bay whose name we're not going to use. i'll sprain why in a second. he said his new $3,000 wood floor started to self-destruct within a month of installation. luckily, the floor had a
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lifetime warranty. he expected the store to replace it or refund them and they couldn't agree. what happened next involves a nondisclosure agreement because the owner could only say everything is resolved with his complaint. we track every penny but it's not always about the money. lee in san jose was getting unwanted deliveries. he was getting a newspaper in his driveway every day. we contacted the publisher and the rep said the deliveries will stop. go to nbc bay area responds or call us. it's 5:25 and we have breaking news just into our newsroom. a snow-covered bridge has collapsed this morning in pittsburgh. these are brand new photos showing some of the damage there. an articulated bus appears to be
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trapped on what is left of the bridge. here's a live look. first responders are at the scene right now. so far, no injuries are reported. police are reporting a strong smell of natural gas. we'll continue to follow this breaking news out of pittsburgh. next, also the stop stories we're following locally as well, including expanding covid vaccines to the youngest children. >> omicron in particular has disproportionately impacted the little left kids. >> a one-on-one with moderna's chief medical officer and a possible timeline for parents. >> reporter: the 49ers are one game away from the super bowl. how the rams planned to stopped the 49ers fans from attending sunday's game might have backfired. you're watching "today in the bay." jackson jackson van der be.
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there's no worse feeling than not going to the super bowl. >> now at 5:30, everything on the line. can the 49ers beat the rams for the third time in a row this season? ahead we hear from top experts and past players on the team's odds. >> a fourth covid booster shot on the way? we go one-on-one with moderna's chief medical officer to find out. this is "today in the bay." this is also friday morning. a good one to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington.
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we're broadcasting not only on your television right now, but also live on roku, amazon fire, apple tv and online. first, we're going to get you started with a look at that forecast. meteorologist vianey arana in this morning with a look at what we can expect. >> it's a little chilly, 36 right now in walnut creek and we're going to staroh about 7:0. . that was a good little preview. now, it is going to be in the 50s eventually by 10:00, 11:00, and then we're going to bump up into the mid-60s through the afternoon. even in concord it's really cold as well. any high clouds rolling in through the afternoon, we're going to get a lot of sunshine heading into the weekend. we're staying dry, not just for today but also into saturday and sunday. perfect weekend weather. back to you. yes, we are excited. rolling that music for the 9ers. we're just one game away from the super bowl. as we take on the rams in
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sunday's nfc championship game. bob redell live outside the stadium this morning. the faithful will be out in full force, even though sofi really tried to keep them away. >> reporter: good morning, laura. it appears that the rams attempt to keep 49ers fans from attending the game in los angeles this sunday might have backfired. more on that in a second. first, the 49ers path to the nfc championship once seemed unlikely, especially when you considered a team four straight losses early in the season. but under quarterback jimmy garoppolo and with players like george kittle, bosa, they came back. they have beaten the rams the last six games in a row. we spoke with 49ers insider, and he tells us don't think that
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six-game winning streak against the rams means the 9ers have sunday's game in the bag. >> it's tough for any team to beat another team twice in a season, let alone three times, let alone seven times over a span of three years, especially a talented team like the rams. i go into this game just thinking wherever the ball bounces. i think these are two very evenly matched teams. the coaching staffs are both very good, they know each other well. i really don't think whatever has happened in the past will have a huge impact on what happens on sunday in the championship game. i just think both teams go into this game feeling very good about their chances. >> it certainly helps when you've won six in a row. i think it's mentally in the heads of the rams and the rams organization, so at this point i would much rather be the team that's won six in a row than the team that's lost six in a row. a lot of those players are the same. and so i think it bodes well for
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us. >> reporter: that was former 49ers tight end brent jones. he played in three super bowls, seven nfc championship games. he understands the pressure the 9ers must feel as they go into sofi stadium on sunday. there should be a lot of red and gold in the stands like there was the last time the 9ers played there. you'll recall earlier this week the rams head coach stride to restrict ticket sales from fans outside of the los angeles area. they rescinded that and might have inadvertently fired up 49ers fans even more. i say that because the "l.a. times" reports that vivid seats is estimating that 65% of the tickets to sunday's game have gone to 49ers fans. that's their estimate. reporting live outside levi's stadium, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you so much. brent jones had a lot more to say about sunday's game. you can find out who he picks to win. better not be the rams.
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watch the full interview on our nbc bay area streaming app. click on the must-see playlist. you can download our app for roku, apple tv and amazon fire. when the 9ers beat the rams, maybe we're a little biased, but the championship game winners will play each other in super bowl lvi right here on february 13th, won't that be fun? >> positive thoughts. 5:34 this morning. moderna says that a phase two trial is now under way for the omicron-specific booster. but that's not all. the company is also working on a new two-for-one vaccine. i was able to have a one-on-one conversation with the company's chief medical officer to find out what they've learned from the omicron surge and a look at how long we may have to deal with getting booster shots. >> moderna's ceo said that some people may need a booster shot by this fall. this would be the fourth dose. how long are you expecting people to continue to need those
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booster shots? >> we predict that there will be a need for a yearly booster shot to provide protection against death and hospitalization. now, i think the question is going to be, what is in that booster? pragmatically for this year, we need one that can cover omicron, delta probably as well. we're working on that now. and then as we go forward, what do we put in there? our aspiration, our ambition is to also put flu in there, so you would get a single vaccine that covers you, a one-stop shot against flu and covid. we'll start testing that late this year and hope to have that available for people in the fall of 2023. >> a lot of people don't necessarily like getting those booster shots in general. what we have seen from medical experts, they do talk about the booster shots and how they have done what they were supposed to. they have reduced hospitalizations during the omicron surge.
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but many people are still getting infected with the virus. what has moderna learned in this process when we've seen the omicron surge in order to improve that vaccine as we move forward? >> that these cases where people are dying or being hospitalized really are occurring in people who are unvaccinated and unboosted. so i think what we've learned is people need to be able to trust the vaccines and we need to get more and more education out, websites like makeityourvaccine,.com. if you're vaccinated and boosted, you're protected. >> a lot of parents have been thinking about debating. i know moderna is working on the vaccine for kids ages 2-5. what is the timeline for that vaccine that you can tell us about, as well as the impact that it may have on those participants? >> it's such an important point, marcus, because omicron in particular has
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disproportionately impacted even the littlest kids, the 2 to 5 year olds. a lot of them being hospitalized. we have a study that uses the 25 micro gram dose of the moderna vaccine. typically adults get two shots of 100 micrograms. these little kids would get two shots of 25 micrograms. we think the study should be complete probably in the coming weeks, by march. we'll get the data as quickly as we can, share them with the fda and regulators. if they're positive, we'll be hopeful that it will get approved. because there is a big unmet need for the little guys. >> dr. paul burton, chief medical officer for moderna. i want to thank you for your time. >> thank you, marcus. now, dr. burton and i spoke for a lot longer about many other issues, including what he thinks of those apprehensive of getting the booster due to the vaccine side effects. you can watch the full interview
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right now at nbcbayarea.com. >> a covid booster shot deadline is here for first responders in the north bay. we have a live look in ma ren county where firefighters and law enforcement officers must show proof they received the booster. vaccination rates are high among the department. the agency says anyone unvaccinated will have to continue to wear a mask and undergo surveillance testing and other protective measures. now let's take a live look from the south bay, downtown san jose this morning, illuminated. it's clear. we talk about that because we had some foggy mornings in the past few days. vianey arana is here taking a look at that and maybe a peek at the weekend as well. >> yes, it's going to be a lovely weekend. that sunshine is really going to be dominating. if you're going to be watching the game in san francisco or really any part of the bay area this weekend, you're going to be all set. temps will be in the 60s. we'll get high clouds rolling through. no chance of any real rain in the bay, so we're going to stay
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dry. if you're going to be heading to l.a., we're also expecting beautiful conditions as well. temps in the 70s expected this weekend for the l.a. area, southern california is going to be stunning. perfect for tailgating on sunday, it's going to be 70 degrees. lots of sunshine. overnight lows in the 40s. perhaps you're heading to napa for some wine tasting heading into saturday and sunday, lows in the 30s, but it will be beautiful this weekend. mike, how are the roads? >> you're talking about the weekend and i'm talking about today with a look ahead at the maps. we're talking about this riev city at chase center, there's a lunar new year celebration tonight and it is sold out, so that event will be a factor for some folks off of 3rd and 280 through the city as well. in larkspur we have the off ramp that's also closed for overnight, starting at 11:00. note that for the north bay. overall, the north bay, east
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bay, contra costa county, everything looks great. we have this area in south bay, north 101, the overnight road work still in place. should be cleared any second there. we're looking at a slow drive for that one little stretch. down here in san martin, a lighter volume of traffic. back to you. >> thank you, mike. a new setback for an agency. next here on "today in the bay," the backlog preventing the edd from verifying who actually qualifies for benefits. >> the russians are citing what they call rational elements in an american proposal. boring words that may have very exciting meanings coming up. >> and check out levi's stadium this morning. nothing like a good old rivalry to spice things up. we place our bets on the nfc championship game with some of our best friends from down south. first, let's check in with abby
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fernandez. >> we're talking about the olympics because we're just a week away and some of the athletes are getting real about the dangers of their sport. you can watch the episode on our instagram page at nbc bay area.
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temps still in the 30s for the tri-valley commute. it's going to be cold to start, but by 11:00, 12:00, the
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sunshine rays will pull through, bumping us into the upper 50s by lunch hour and mid-60s into the afternoon. full forecast coming up. >> you saw all the lights in the tri-valley. we have a lot of traffic that is clearing north 101 through san jose, just as we finished the last report caltrans said they cleared the construction at mckey. all lanes should have a quick recovery. we'll monitor the south bay closely coming up. new this morning, new troubles for the employment development department, now facing two major backlogs while trying to verify claims. during the pandemic fraudsters cheated the state out of $20 billion with bogus claims. more recently, the edd froze 3,000 disability accounts and now the chronicle is reporting that it's requiring at least 1
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million self-employed californians to prove they were entitled to benefits they received. those who do not show proof may be required to pay the money back with a 30% penalty. it's a quarter until 6:00 right now. diplomacy may be helping to diffuse the situation in ukraine. >> the russians are pointing to rational elements in the american plan. >> rational elements, those are the russians' words, and they don't sound like much, but that's a direct quote from their minister, sergey lavrov, who is the equivalent of their secretary of state. when it comes to diplomacy, you don't complement the other side without meaning something. so the russians are citing progress, seems to be good signs. the russians say vladimir putin has not yet made a decision on whether or not to invade, but of course he's not going to put that -- he's going to put that off as long as he can. if he were to withdraw his
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troops, the crisis would be over, putin would lose the pressure he, himself, has created trying to get the u.s. and allies to change their policies in eastern europe. here at home, president biden repeated his promise to nominate a black woman to fill the vacancy created by outgoing supreme court justice steven breyer. during a brief appearance at the white house, breyer spoke of his love for the country and its constitution. >> this is a complicated country. there are more than 330 million people, it's every race, every religion, and it's every point of view possible. it's a kind of miracle and you sit there and see all those people in front of you. people that are so different in what they think. and yet they've decided to help solve their major differences
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under law. >> the white house says vice president kamala harris will take a lead role in helping to choose a name to nominate to the high court. some point out harris, herself, is a very well-qualified legal mind and could sit on the bench, but most pundits say such a move would be very unlikely. others criticized the president for limiting himself, by saying he will only choose from a pool of black women, which sort of implies there are not a wealth of good candidates and there definitely clearly are. ronald reagan also promised to limit himself to his pick to women and the very imminently qualified sandra day o'connor became the first woman to sit on the bench on the high court. it's friday, so how about some lighter news? the white house has adopted a cat. the first lady, dr. jill biden, first came across willow the cat at a campaign event. willow reportedly settling in
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nicely. now, when the white house was going to follow up on its promise to get a cat was a big deal at the white house press conferences. press secretary jan psaki was asked about it constantly and our own craig melvin demanded answers because the american public deserved to know. >> there are rumors that the first family was considering adopting a cat. >> yes, that is true. >> can you confirm that? >> he's waiting in the wings. she, she is waiting in the wings. >> was this your idea, mr. president? >> no. >> i like how the president wasn't even mic'd at that point. we will be following the situation. talking about it on social media, you'll find me on twitter @scott mcgrew. >> she better not shred the drapes. a live look at sfo. at noon bay area leaders led by house speaker nancy pelosi will
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visit to tout recent investments in the aviation industry, $50 million. the excitement, it is building, as we count down to the kickoff for sunday's game. the 9ers taking on the l.a. rams for a spot in the super bowl. >> we're getting in on the fun this morning, our rivals, or our friends at "today in l.a." are making a wager. take a look. >> hello, and good morning to our friends in the bay area. we've got a big game coming up. our rams, your 9ers. we're playing in l.a. and a spot for the super bowl is on the line. >> and i think we're going to place some bets. >> but before we place the bets, let's talk about this little matchup. i know you guys are going to be bragging about your winning streak, but steaks are meant to be broken. we know in big games it's the big stars who make the big plays and we've got aaron donald, matthew stafford and cooper kupp. >> what he said. and i have one question for you
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guys, who's house? come sunday, sofi stadium is going to be packed with blue and yellow. if your team manages to wind, we'll find red and gold, but that's not going to happen. we'll see you wearing blue and yellow on monday morning, too. >> it's about to go down, and we want to hear you say -- >> who's house? ram's house. >> good luck, you're going to need it. >> because you tried to lock us out of your house. >> so true. >> we kept knocking and we're coming. >> nobody told me about this bet. i was wearing blue because i like this dress. i didn't know. >> the 9ers are playing on sunday. >> i still like this dress. if it was red and maroon, well, that would be probably better. but we are going to see lovely weather, so 9ers fans, get prepared for the sunshine, tailgating in southern california. kickoff is at 3:30 and the temperatures are going to be stunning, in the upper 60s, maybe 70s out there.
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halftime show 64 degrees. you tonight have to worry about any chances of rain or anything like that flt. it will just be cold to start. if you're going to watch the game locally in the bay area, san jose, look at that beautiful start to our morning. it is cold, concord 35, oakland 48, dublin 35, san jose 39, and look at the visibility. it's fantastic. no worries there. we don't have any fog concerns throughout any parts of the bay area. daytime highs will be in the upper 60s for san jose, 62 in oakland, walnut creek 65, san mateo 64, san francisco in the mid-60s and up through santa rosa, 66 degrees. now, the drought monitor does get released, and no significant improvements. 66% of the state of california still remains under a severe drought, which is the darker
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orange color. hopefully we'll get better rain chances heading into february. for now, the extended outlook into the first week not looking too good. the high pressure will continue to dominate in our forecast, keeping any real chance of rain out of the bay area. we've got a system off the coast that's not going to impact us by much. we're monitoring an offshore wind event heading into monday and tuesday with winds from the northeast about 15 to 30 miles per hour for san francisco, and inland areas will be in the mid-60s. overnight lowness the 30s. by monday and tuesday we'll be seeing temps in the upper 60s as well for inland areas. beautiful weather, whether you're going to be watching the game from home or heading down to l.a. for that. it's going to be gorgeous. let's get a check of the roads with mike. >> we're looking at a 9ers color on the map, which is actually not good. we're looking at the red, north 101 still registering a slow drive up to mckey where
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construction did clear from the chp report. no ripple effects, but we may see more folks on 280, and heading across the capitol expressway. eastbound at 92, around the toll plaza, reports of a disabled vehicle. no slowing shows up on the sensors, no problems reported by chp. we'll track that. a smooth drive through the tri-valley, contra costa county and a quick look at the bay bridge shows you the traffic we expect. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now, part of a park and ride lot in marin is closed over concerns about high tides. caltrans says the manzanita park and ride lot will be closed off entirely to prevent overnight parking. new allegations against san francisco's da's office. one former working is accusing them of withholding evidence.
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minnie mouse how is strutting a pant suit. the reason is wardrobe change has so many upset. at 6:00, teachers in one school district close to walking off the job. we're live with their demands as covid continues to hit classrooms. a lot more news ahead. 5:54. you're watching "today in the bay." can you see my wall of smiles? when i first started using genesys technology i was kind of embarrased at all the love and attention i got from my customers. people are so moved by how much i understand about them. they start including me in their lives. that's helen and her friends. i arranged a wellness retreat for them. look at those ladies. such wisdom. mmm. but it's really genesys that helps me understand people and what they truly need. i'm just glad i can help.
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5:56. welcome back. you're watching "today in the bay." new accusations against the san francisco da's office. prosecutors are being accused of withholding evidence in the hopes of convicting a san francisco police officer of excessive force. our investigative unit has learned a member of the da's office testified she was ordered by her own co-workers, attorneys inside the da's office, to withhold evidence. and said she believed she would have been fired if she refused. this all has to do with an officer accused of unnecessarily beating a man with his baton more than two years ago. the da's office investigator yesterday told the judge she never disclosed the fact that she interviewed a witness who said just before the officer pulled out his baton, the man he hit was seen beating his girlfriend. the officer has argued his use of force was justified and has now filed a motion to dismiss, based on the alleged misconduct in the da's office.
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the judge is yet to rule on whether to throw out the case. district attorney chesa boudin and his office did not respond to our request for comment. backlash from a dave chappelle comedy on publix. a lgbt group is dropping the service from its index. they did not include netflix due to the controversy. since 2017, netflix never scored below 100% for the same index. following the initial backlash, from a few cop workers, the ceo of netflix said while some employees disagree, we have a strong belief that content on screen doesn't directly translate to real-world harm. >> a lot of conversations on social media as the classic disney character gets a makeover. mini house is dropping her traditional red and polka dot dress or a navy blue pants suit. the new look was designed by
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stella mccartney for disneyland paris. not everyone is a fan of the new updated look and experts think they know why. >> sometimes people are just reacting to a change this they don't like. mickey mouse always should look like mickey mouse. there are some things that become almost sacred in the minds of consumers. so if you try and change them, they're going to get really bothered by that. >> she's a modern mouse. well, this comes following m&m changing their look of the characters, generating a mixed response by consumers. you can watch the full story on the "today" show coming up at 7:00, right after "today in the bay." people always need something to talk about. >> yes, they do. i like it, pant suit or not. 5:59 right now. we're quickly approaching 6:00 and the clock is ticking down as teachers in one district may be hours from voting to walk off the job. the changes they're demanding,
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which they argue will keep them and their students safe. plus -- >> we have made it through this really very large surge of cases. >> loosening covid rules as cases decline. one bay area city already planning to reign in its guidelines. when and where you may be able to ditch the mask. >> and president biden following through on his campaign promise. he's pledging his pick to replace justice stephen breyer will be a black woman. experts are tackling the significance of this history-making move. this is "today in the bay." here we go, friday morning. and a thank you for making us a part of your morning. >> i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. if you're on the go, we broadcast not only to television, but you can watch us live on roku, amazon fire, apple tv, online. we have a lot to get to this friday mornin

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