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started? >> well, you realize it once get here, of course. once you start seeing the media around. all the questions. you see the town. the town is set up. you see the signs. super bowl. and it hits you this is for real. once start preparing for the game and you go on the football field and the kickoff, then you know it is on. >> a distraction that it is in new orleans or not? you played one in miami. >> it is not really a distraction. coach harbaugh has done a really good job of letting the players know this is a business trip. he will do everything he can do to keep the guys confined together in the hotel and meetings. studying field on the practice field. at nighttime, it might get a little crazy. it is a super bowl. you have to enjoy it. you have to have fun. >> they actually said, coach harbaugh said, that he might be able to spend more time with the super bowl and all staying in hotels. >> he's done it before with the
youngstown thing. take team to youngstown. they've concentrated on themselves. and it is all about the team. coach harbaugh is all about the team. he is going on spend time in the meetings and on the practice field. i'm sure he has a great game plan for the week. >> the team, the team, the team. 49ers 5-0. they have never ever lost in the super bowl. >> we're hoping for 6-0. thank you so much. we'll talk with you a bit later. a long time 49ers faithful has gone to all five super bowls and the 73-year-old is going to his sixth, thanks to team owner jed york. george kiriyama is live in walnut creek with a story of how he got his tickets and how he thought maybe he would break his streak. >> for many of us going to the super bowl is a once in a lifetime experience. for one niners fan, this will be his sixth super bowl. you heard me right. six super bowls. this time around he is going courtesy of ceo jed york. >> this is the first one.
dwight clark's catch. >> 73-year-old terry white is a die-hard niners fan. he's been one since he was a teenager. you can't question his loyalty. after all he's been to all five niners super bowls and witnessed great wins. he has the newspapers to prove it. now because of jed york, he is going to the niners' sixth super bowl. he got an e-mail from york yesterday. >> i thought it was totally fake because it was sent on his iphone. i looked at this e-mail and i said said jed york. you're kidding me. >> it was no joke. the e-mail was real. jed york wanted to give two super bowl tickets to a fan with a great story. after fellow fans read about his story in the chronk a couple weeks ago, they urged york to give the tickets to white. >> i was totally overwhelm.
>> he's been to new orleans before, super bowl xxiv when the niners destroyed the broncos. now he's headed there again. his loyalty to the niners has paid off. >> i bring home a winner. if the players can win it for me, i think that will be it. i don't think i'll to go seven. >> i think if the niners win the goal next week, i wouldn't be surprised if the niners give him automatic super bowl tickets from here on out. talk about a good luck charm. we're live in walnut creek, nbc bay area news. dozens of die hard faithful fans waited to send the team off. many of the fans say they have been waiting a very long time to see this again and they are thrilled. it was a family event as fans of all ages wished the team well. i think the guys appreciated it.
we'll have continuing coverage of the 49ers' quest for the sixth super bowl trophy. we'll have more crews on the ground in new orleans than any other bay area station. you can catch their reports on air and online. nbcbayarea.com. a film based on the true story of oakland's oscar grant took home top honors at the sundance film festival this weekend. grant was the unarmed man shot and killed by a park police officer in 2009. and there is already buzz about the film for next year's academy awards. we're hearing our first reaction to the film's big accolades from oscar grant's family. monty francis is live with the story. >> we're here at the fruitvale station. it took home two big honors this weekend at the sundance film
festival. >> do you have plans for tonight? >> the film stars oscar winning actress as oscar's mother and michael b. jordan as oscar gran. it drawn cals the 24 hours leading up to the shooting that ended grant's life. fruitvale won the grand jury prize and the sundance audience award. he lives in richmond. in his acceptance speech, he called the movie a love letter to the bay area and dedicated the honor to oscar grant's family who was there for the premier of the film in utah and just returned home. we caught one oscar grant's aunt and uncle tonight. they said the film brings the much needed humanity to the telling of their nephew's death. >> we knew this movie would help us share with the world who oscar was. no one is perfect. we all should be entitled to some redemptive acceptance in
our lives. >> johnson and his wife showed us their tickets to the premier and they agree with all the buzz that this movie could be nominated for an oscar next year. since its premier at sundance, the company reached a $2.5 million deal. it is unclear when we here in the bay area will be able to see this film. oscar gran's family expects this to be in theaters sometime next spring. nbc bay area news. >> hundreds of people gathered in san francisco to honor a group of american civil war heroes who until now were overlooked by history. the fred korematsu heroes celebration honored 16 asian-americans and pacific island here's helped change the course of history by speaking the truth to power. mayor ed lee reminded the audience of the civil rights struggle.
>> many things of equality could be self-evident but they're not self-executing. we have to join together to get that one. >> the actor danny glover was an emcee at the event. many of the awards went to people who were outspoken during world war ii but who are no longer alive. those awards were accepted by family members. that black smoke you may have seen this morning over the santa clara valley was the result of a fire at a cupertino cement plant. this morning burning truck equipment and tires were reported a little before 6:00 at the lehi southwest cement plan on the 24000 block. the smoke was seen as far away as 280. the cause is under investigation. this is the same cement plant where a disgruntled employee kill three people and injured seven others.
crowds of residents showed up at a safety meeting caught by a local councilmember this afternoon. dozens of people had to wait outside a pizza parlor to hear tips on stemming a recent crime wave in their neighborhood. there is a growing number of thefts and burglaries in their area as well as a highly publicized home invasion. >> tonight the councilmember is having a meeting on safety tips. to let the neighbors know how to protect each other. how to keep an eye open for each other and organize through the neighborhood watch program and ultimately, the eyes and ears of the police department. >> the residents expressed concern about whether the police department has enough officers in the area. the safety tips discussed at the meeting are also available on the city's website. coming up next on nbc bay area news, immigration reform takes center stage in the nation's camden where democrats and republicans agree that they have to do something. the sticking point is how to get it done.
and the sharks looking to stay undefeated on the season. we'll show you whether patrick marleau could continue his scorching hot streak. >> they probably won't be able to go to normal places anymore. and home town pride never tasted so good. the 49ers' quarterback is definitely a home grown success. coming up, we'll hear from the teachers and coaches who knew him back when. and speaking of the 49ers, close to 49 degrees right now. outside around oakland, san francisco and san ma today officially as you head back to the workweek, there is one more chance for showers before it starts to warm up. we'll have a look at that on the forecast. ♪
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way to the national stage. here's the latest from washington. >> reporter: days before going to vegas and laying out his vision for immigration reform, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. on capitol hill, a bipartisan group of senators is about to unveil its own plan. >> comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and
many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans demand better protection and company cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into sharp he focus as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian moore, nsa news, washington. making dinner could get a lot more expensive. the price of tomatoes could double. a 17-year u.s. trade agreement to ill port tomatoes from mexico could end in a few months if u.s. growers get their way. the growers, many in florida, are accusing mexican producers of flooding the market with tomatoes too cheap to colonel pete with. they even went so far as to file a complaint with tuesday commerce department. if the trade deal ends, shoppers are in for prices as high as $4 a pound of roma tomatoes and $5
a pound for other varieties. a final decision on whether to cut trading ties is expected in may. massive fire swept through a nightclub in southern brazil overnight killing hundreds of people. it is the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. nbc reports from london. >> reporter: at least 232 people were killed sunday at a nightclub in southern brazil. more than 100 others are being treated in hospitals. reports say a flare or fire work was lit, possibly by a band member or someone from the production team and then set set fire to the club's ceiling. many are struggling to get out in the confusion. officials in the town of santa maria say the majority of the victims died from suffocation. most of the partygoers were students from the nearby university. brazil's president has cut short a visit to chile to return to the town, saying she would
mobilize all resources to help in the rescue efforts. nbc news, london. >> the fire did remind many folks of what happened here in the u.s. years ago on rhode island. you might remember 100 people died when a fire spread in a west warwick nightclub during a pyrotechnic show by the rock band great white. still ahead, colin kaepernick captured the hearts of bay area fans. we'll take you to his home found for the very sweet way they are honoring their local hero. you can't move the tv there.
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the red hot sharks took to the ice again today. patrick marleau is on fire scoring his ninth goal of the season and only five games tying the all time record. the sharks beat vancouver canucks 4-1 and now are 5-0. this is sharks' best tart in franchise history. this game was also the first one where they start four-on-four due to a penalty when the puck
dropped. the sharks played anaheim next tuesday. we've heard many stories of the small town boy making it big. tonight we have the story of the small town looking up to the new big boy. the 49ers' quarterback colin kaepernick grabbed the imagination of his home town of turlock in the central valley. this is what the home town is cooking up in his honor. >> reporter: out in the central valley among stoic orchards of peaches and almonds is the city of turlock. one of the 70,000 began tearing up nfl defenses with laser passes and gazelle like speed. >> we've never been on the map before. >> reporter: right now everyone knows the town of turlock is the home town of colin kaepernick with the 49ers heading to the super bowl, locals are swelling with the kind of pride that can
only be express in the baked goods. >> the kap cake is a red velvet cake, kaem's favorite. cream cheese icing. there are kap cookies in the old time pastry shop. >> we had 100 trays on saturday. 80 on sunday. we sold out on saturday. >> at the hotdog restaurant, it come with cabbage, jalapeños and chili. it seems everyone here is eating up. >> it is a little surreal when you turn on sports center and every other comary is about kaepernick. >> reporter: amy remembers kaepernick, a top student who excelled in every sport he tried. >> athletically he was so fun to watch play anything. he is so talented. and dynamic.
on the feel or the basketball court. >> that's him in his freshman year. >> reporter: the football coach brandon harris recalls the gifted athlete who was fiercely competitive, whether it was ping pong or video games. >> as far as high school, he hated to lose as much as anybody i've ever been around. >> reporter: but ask anyone at pittman to tell but kaem. you're just as likely to hear a story about a good guy as well as a great athlete. >> he is a kind kid. he wasn't the stereo jock. he has a pet turtle for crying out loud. >> reporter: he's been playing with him since he was 8 years old. even as kaepernick's star rise, harris sees the familiar smile and easy going nature, turlock's favorite son. >> he'll be more famous everywhere he goes. he won't be able to go to normal places anymore but it won't get to his head. he is still the old colin to me. >> and rob is here.
when my daughters heard he had a turtle, they started begging as well. >> making it for parents. for residents of the bay area, we'll see some gorgeous weather. we'll see temperatures soaring a little bit later this week. tonight it will get chilly. we're already in the low 40s. many spots tomorrow morning waking up in the 30s. the winds backing off. that has set the stage for a chilly night. you're looking at mid 30s and there's one more chance we're seeing some isolated showers. a little later tonight. dropping down the coast. heading into monday, then after that, high pressure building in. you will see it wednesday, thursday and friday. the radar mostly dry. this morning we did have a few showers south of san jose and a dusting of snow. now you can see the chain controls early in the day.
we'll see clouds filtering in from north to south. a few isolated showers possible near the santa cruz mountains. also, south of san jose, maybe a few sprinkles. after that, our skies clear out. the one that has been cool will move on. high pressure across the west coast. this will lead to some mild temperatures. bay area wide, we suspect from wednesday, thursday into friday. lots of sunny 60s. areas south of san jose, a chance of getting closer to the low 70s. tonight it will be chilly. we'll see clearing skies, except for the areas on the coast themselves could see an isolated shower. mid to upper 30s. 40s around san francisco. high temperatures tomorrow. 57 degrees. probably the coolest day of the next seven days as we go through the workweek. a cool start to the workweek. each day warming up a little
more. 57 degrees and 60 in santa rosa. as we head toward the middle part of the week, temperatures climbing on up. we should see 60s bay area wide. even close to the coast and maybe some 70s to the south. as we head toward next week, the quest for six, will be the quest for the 60s. if you compare it to the weather they'll see, they'll be seeing 60s around the same time. i don't know if that's some convergence, the same weather as new orleans, the same day as the super bowl. there's the forecast for the bay area and new orleans. >> i don't like indoor games. i don't think it is as footballish. >> but it is much nicer than being in minnesota. >> let them suffer. when we return, thousands of people flock to the east bay to celebrate baseball. ♪
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of the park today as they wowed the crowds who packed the oakland arena. 2013's story is, seem to be all about the hair. coco crisp and josh reddick are growing in a beard contest and they are both rocking longer hair. on a more serious note, they say they have great chemical trithis year and are as good or better than they were last year. the fans seem to agree. they cheered nonstop for the whole team. i like that big hair. and of course, from baseball to football. we will have continuing coverage. as the 49ers quest for their sixth super bowl trophy, we have more crews on the ground in new orleans than any other bay area station. you can catch the reports on air and online and of course we'll be back here at 11:00 with all the day's news.
and comes home in briefs, that's a deal breaker, ladies. if he wears an atlanta falcons jersey to your sister's wedding... >> [imitating jenna] "that's a deal breaker, ladies." this is gonna be huge for jenna. >> and for me, 'cause i wrote that phrase. >> if you say so, lemon. >> jack, is this really what you wanted to talk about? >> what else is there to discuss? >> oh, really? you're gonna do the repressed irish thing? be italian for like one second. i'm-a jack. i don't know who my father is. i'm-a so emotional, i'm gonna smash these barrels! >> we're not discussing that because i've made a decision. i don't wanna know who my real father is. >> are you kidding? why? >> you know what family means to me, lemon? resentment, guilt, anger... easter egg hunts that turn into knife fights. why would i wanna invite more of it into my life? why would i want more family? >> because maybe he's awesome. look, why don't you just ask your mother who it is. >> no, no. not colleen. she had her reasons for keeping this from me for 50 years, and i don't want her to relive it.