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very nice in the temperatures. seeing a comp noibination of cl. we will start seeing clouds rolling in. that's what's going to bring us fairly cloudy saturday. but the temps on this earth day will be climbing into the 60s and the 70s. but if you notice on the icons we start off mostly clear in some areas and then quickly start seeing an increase in our cloud cover. it's going to be a little bit overcast on this earth day, but at least it's going to be dry. we do have a trough. it's going to bring some drizzle so we don't have anything to worry about going into tomorrow. today's highs will be in the 50s and 70s and then tomorrow we're expecting an even greater drop in those temperatures. i'll have a closer look at that. yes, we are tracking more rain on the way as we head into the workweek. >> it's such a roller coaster.
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gorgeous weather and rain. >> microclimate for sure. >> we'll stay tuned for that. first we have breaking noews ou of south bay. san jose have their guns ready. still unfolding. police got a call around 3:30 this morning. witnesses tell us multiple people were shot, but san jose police are not confirming that at this point. officers evacuated several rooms and are still on the scene. the alomeda is shut down. to another confrontation on an airplane, this time it's american airlines at sfo. this morning the airline is on damage control following the troubling video that surfaced involving a male flight attendant and a mom with two small children. the video is from american flight 591 from sfo to
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dallas/ft. worth. the mother is seen trying while holding her baby. witnesses say that woman was trying to find overhead bin space for her stroller and possibly didn't understand when the flight attendant took the stroller from her. in the process he reportedly hit the woman and nearly hit her 8-year-old child. another passenger stepped in to defend that woman and demanded to know the name of the male flight attendant which led to this. >> i'll knock you flat. >> you stay out of this. >> the airline has suspended that flight attendant while it investigates. american told nbc bay area, quote, we have seen the video and have already started an investigation to obtain the facts. we are deeply sorry for the pain we have cause td this passenger and her family. american airlines says they upgraded the woman and her family to first class for the rest of their international travels. this of course comes less than two weeks after a man was brutally dragged off of a united airlines flight. for continuing coverage of this
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developing story, go to our website. we posted the full video and you can read viewers comment s abou it. there is more fallout following that violent removal of the united airlines passenger. united says its ceo will not move up to the chairman of the board of directors as was previously planned thac. the company also revealed that moving forward compensation for executives will be tied to improved customer satisfaction. now to the massive power outage in san francisco that left nearly 90,000 customers without power t. happen to the same day massive outages hit new york and los angeles too leaving many wondering if they were coordinated. the outage happened around 9:00 yesterday morning because of a circuit breaker failing and starting a fire at a substation. a quarter of the city's
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streetlights were out. it snarled traffic. cable cars were also impacted. people were trapped in elevators. businesses closed early for the day sending thousands of workers home at the same time. critics of pg & e say the equipment failure is a result of failed maintenance. they are supposed to run to failure instead of upgrading the equipment and making sure it doesn't cause a problem it's just cheap toer to get the mone not spend it on improvements, run the equipment until it fails and then deal with the failure then. >> pg & e disagree with that. all power by the way was restored about eight hours later. photos from our viewers flooded into our newsroom during that outage. kelly hernandez sent this photo of crews trying to fix the problem. this photo, grid locked traffic
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as people were trying to get out of the city. a lot of folks decided to head home early. bart was a mess. another viewer sent us this photo of the massive crowd at the montgomery street station. we want to see your photos and your videos. if it's breaks news or just a good weather shot, tag us on facebook or on twitter. the man accused of carrying out a mass murder at a small christian college in oakland back in 2012 has now been declared competent to stand trial, but it's not clear if he will face trial. one goh's lawyers made that announcement yesterday. he is accused of killing seven people at a shooting in oikos university. he has been removed from a psychiatric treatment facility and moved to the jail in dublin where prosecutors weigh their next move. people don't have a right to demand entry into the united states and certainly not the right to come unlawfully and then commit crimes. >> the entire state of
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california has been warned by the justice department, get with the plan or pay a price. that's the blunt reminder to sanctuary cities. attorney general jeff sessions is here in california hammering that message on behalf of president trump. sessions says cities and counties that fail to comply with federal immigration laws will be denied federal grants. that message comes as san francisco and santa clara county have filed suit against president trump's executive order. >> if they're talking about taking federal money away. what they're talking about is impacting our county hospital that has over 800,000 visits a year. they're talking about taking resources away from foster children or senior nutrition programs. >> bay area leaders say they will continue to provide sank sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. this we could tens of thousands be expected to be packed into san jose.
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more from comic con. >> like the start of a comic book, the weekend ahead will pose a challenge to overcome. for drivers at least in downtown san jose. but the ride will be worth it says characters at silicon valley comic con. >> i'm excited. i call it a in other words brat party. all the nerds come together and it's in the area. >> 100,000 expected over three days. characters left and take taking pictures. some with new cars, even though used in "blade runner "episodes. >> we are big comic fans. we're having fun dressing up and enjoying it. >> it's not the only attraction downtown. ahead is the busiest weekend of the year. the sharks will host game six of their playoff series at the sap center with a pregame rally at 4:30. sunday the street fair on south first will host another 20,000
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for its biannual festival. >> it's also the continuation of the festival in the park. >> it may take long tore get around this weekend, but the journey is what it's all about. >> you get to see all the new ways of doing stuff and you learn from it. it's awesome. >> ian cole, nbc bay area news. >> we have much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, a fight over free speech. the return of another controversial speaker. plus a daring rescue to save a man stuck here on the cliffs outside of san francisco. cou e
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welcome back. 7:10 on your saturday morning. a look outside at the embarcadaro. won't be as sunny as yesterday, but 60s and 70s across the bay
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on this earth day. plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy earth day festivities today. this morning there is more drama and more finger pointing over an upcoming appearance by conservative commentator ann coulter. in a new twist berkeley says if she wants to speak on the cal campus it will be on their terms. rick boone explains this could lead to a court fight. >> reporter: a bay area spokes person for ann coulter says here client is being punished for being a conservative. >> she is not being allowed to speak in the same way and manner the same as other groups. >> she had a scheduled speech set but this week the university first canceled the speech, then tried to move the date to may 2nd sighting safety and security reasons. coulter's attorney responded with this four-page letter threatening legal action if the date is moved. now students want coulter banned all together. >> this is not a free speech issue.
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>> those calling for a ban say coulter would bring nrothing bu chaos and violence similar to the near riot in february. >> she does not need an extra platform to spew her hateful stuff. >> coulter's team and supporters say free speech applies to all viewpoints, not just those from liberals. >> if she intends to give the students what they want and what they paid for and it is inappropriate bullying. >> rick boone, nbc bay area news. in the middst of all of thi, a new announcement from milo that he is planning to return for a speech. protestors said they plan to stop both speeches, quote, by any means necessary. it is 7:12. we have much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, train tracks to nowhere. the bay area community at odds over whether to move the abandoned rail that's gone unused for 80ers.
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happy earth day. we are already starting to see a few scattered clouds. i'll have a closer look at your cooler saturday forecast, plus when can we expect the next chance of rain in the bay area? all that coming up just after the break. stay with us.
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. welcome back. it's 7:15. beautiful skies over san jose on this earth day. at 9:00 this morning in san jose is the autism speaks walk and our own carrie hall will be emceeing that event. now to a daring cliff rescue. this man was stuck on this cliff in san francisco. the php brought in their helicopter, harnessed the man and lifted him to the safety. he said he was hiking and lost track of where he was. there is a big debate over train tracks that go to nowhere. the tracks haven't even been used in 80 years. today in the bay jill joes show
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what happens next. >> reporter: the small napa county town of calistoga is big on his history. but the nostalgia for its past recently hit a fork in the road over 170 feet of old abandoned train tracks. the stretch of old rail embedded in a road traces back to 1905 and the electric train line that up until 1937 carried tourists. >> the track have more importance to the history than just pieces of steel in the street. >> some see it as a link to the town's early days. >> it put us on the map. >> the problem is the beat up road bearing these tracks past the city's fire stations.
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>> it's chew ed up. >> so mayor chris canning and the city council pursued what they thought was an idea of paving the roads. >> then we said what about the tracks. >> and that became a fast train to a town biwide debate. but to repave the road and then reinstall the tracks would add $80,000 to the construction tab. >> for community of our size, it's pretty significant. >> the town ended up hiring a historian to see if the tracks were even worth saving. >> and that historian stated that they were not historically significance. other people felt otherwise. >> the city finally reached what it felt was a compromise. it will tear out the tracks and store them and possibly reinstall them down the road sometime down the road.
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>> people are interested in history. some aren't. >> so in the next week or so, in a town full of history, the last 170 feet of this historic rail will finally reach the end of the line. >> a little piece of history here. >> nbc bay area news. >> at 7:18. time to check in have vvan n. >> if you're going to be out there later tonight, you may want to bring a nice little jacket. it is going to cool down thanks to a very weak incoming cold front. walnut creek looking stunning. we can see the clouds kind of moving in. that's all thanks to a quick little trough that's going to push in. right now in the peninsula 42 degrees. tri valley 46 degrees. south bay a few scattered clouds at about 50 degrees.
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north bay 48 degrees. it is earth day, so happy earth day. i hope you're splantiplanting s trees. i still have high hopes of having a garden this year. 7:00 a.m. we're in the 40s, then up into the 60s by about 1:00. 67 in walnut creek. definitely going to warm up nicely. it's going to be a great spring day fch day. if you're heading out to march for science in san jose at 11:00, here's a quick look at what you can expect. they're going to meet up at san jose city hall and then walk downtown. it's going to be a festival ongoing all day long. it's going to be perfect. by 12:00, we'll keep the majority of the sunshine. fast forward to about 3:00, we'll see an increase in cloud cover. if you're heading to san francisco for march for science, you can expect to see an increase in cloud cover at about
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2:00 f. you notice, through the lunch hour it stays fairly nice out there. it's not going to be too cloudy where it's going to ruin your outdoor plans, but it's definitely going to be a little overcast within the next couple of hours. if you're heading over to berkeley to march for science, they're actually holding their event later at night. it's not going to be a day event. their event starts at 4:00. definitely pack a sweater and jacket. 62 degrees at about 3:00. right around the start 62. then if you notice a temperature trend kind of declines and goes sboo t into the 50s. pack accordingly. another thing to pack is allergy medicine. we're expecting high tree poll len count. that little bit of rain we saw definitely helped clear out some of the pollen. we are expecting to see that move in overnight. that's going to bring slight rain chances to more along the north bay. so if you look, sunday at about 6:00 a.m. you can barely see a couple of those rain cells.
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that's going to bring a very light chance of some drizzle in the north bay and possibly along the coastline. but yes, more rain is on the way. just looking ahead into the upcoming workweek. by monday at about 3:30 the north bay begins to see a good chance of rain and our best chance of rain is going to come monday night into tuesday overnight hours. we can expect to see an increase in that cloud cover as we head into tuesday. and wednesday. and yes, it looks like that cloud cover will be lingering. at least it's not going to be significant amounts of rain. it's going to be very light traces. the next seven days we can see that cold front kind of cool us down into the 50s. 59 degrees. about a 30% chance of rain he heading into tuesday. by thursday and friday, inland areas can also expect to see the chance of some showers as we head into tuesday. nice little combination of sun and clouds into saturday. tomorrow it's going to be cooler than today. happy earth day.
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>> enjoy today while we have it. >> thanks. much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, a perfect goal. we'll tell you the way a bay wear woman is helping bring some happiness to syrian refugees. it's a story that will make you bay area proud. coach steve kerr delivered a
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message that had little to do with the actual game. before the warriors playoff game on easter sunday, coach delivered a message that had little to do with the game. he urged everyone to try to bring joy and good will to the world. there's one woman who's already been doing that and today in the bay's garvin thomas introduces her to this morning's bay area crowd. >> reporter: speaking of basketball it's something alexandria has played since she was a little girl along with every other sport out there. one sport in particular, though, is the key to her giving back. >> so it's got a little less air, but it feel list made. >> reporter: for pretty much her
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entire life she's been serious about playing soccer. she's never kicked a soccer ball with as much purpose as she does these days. alex is testing them to see which one is the best fit for her ultimate goal. >> i'm one person with an idea and i took action. and the action has snowballed into a beautiful project. >> reporter: alex's project began of all places at the thanksgiving dinner table with her family a few years ago. syrian ref juiugees had been in news a lot around that time. a crisis half a world away alex thought until her mother put it in perspective. >> mom said if your grandfather didn't come to this country as a small child, we could all be syrian refugees. >> those refugees were no longer strangers from a distant land and they needed her help. but how? >> and so i just asked for something. i said what is the thing i could
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do to help these refugees make a difference? soccer hit my consciousness. it was like, get the balls. >> reporter: alex knew from her previous travels around the world that a soccer ball can do magic when it comes to breaking down barriers and sparking joy. >> these are going to go to the camps and the kids. >> reporter: so she rounded up do na donations and arranged for 750 soccer balls to be manufactured and delivered to a hotel room in gro greece why she and some friends would deliver them to refugee camps. it was a lot of planning that went just according to plan. >> we just started playing together for the next hour. a bunch of boys came over and we all started playing and laughing. it was great. >> reporter: alex understands that soccer balls are not necessary for a refugee survival. still, she says they can be
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essential to their lives. she is already planning her next visit. her next donation. >> i want something that's tough and durable. >> reporter: just as soon as she find the perfect ball to do the greatest good. once on the ground in greece alex learned about a lot of other needs the refugees had so next time she'll be bringing book books as well. >> much more today on the bay. a massive breach at major hotels. how cyber thieves are targeting you when you travel. >> does dentistry in california need to change? nbc bay area responds. next.
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an appearance. it won't be as beautiful as yesterday, but it will still be a great day to get outside and enjoy earth day. good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey has a look at our forecast. >> so many events happening all around the bay area. there will be plenty of people out and about to you want so pack accordingly. trivalley 46, so a little chill ne someplaces. san francisco 51. in the north bay 48. we can see we do have a weak cold front sitting just offshore. that is going to bring an increase in cloud cover and also a very slight chance of some light drizzle. if you're heading to autism speaks, today at history park we do have carrie hall, very own meteorologist carrie hall. the temperature trend will be gorgeous. about 55 degrees.
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right around kick off about 57 degrees. warming up into the 60s. don't forget to pack the sunscreen and drink plenty of water. anytime springtime, summertime, drink plenty of water. i will have a look at a hiking forecast and also the sharks pregame rally is tonight. i also have a temperature trend coming up for that. there's going to be a lot of people in downtown san jose. >> it's the place to be or not be if you want to avoid the crowds. >> it's true. >> we'll stay tuned for that later. first we want to tell but breaking news out of the south bay. this is a live look as san jose police are still on the scene of a shooting. still unfolding at the motel 6. just down the street from the s.a.p. center. police got a call around 3:30. witnesses tell us multiple people were shot and we just got word that one person was shot and kill. two people were shot and injured. officers have several rooms at
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that motel 6 still evacuated. as i mentioned, they remain on scene this morning and right now the almaescene is shut down. another confront tagation o airport. it is on damage control following the troubling video showing a male flight attendant and a mom with two small children. the video is from american flight 591 from sfo to dallas/ft. worth. the mother flying with two kids is seen crying while holding her baby. witnesses say the woman who was traveling was trying to find overhead bin space for her stroller and possibly didn't understand when the male flight attendant took the stroller from her. but in the process of that, he reportedly hit the woman and nearly hit her 8-year-old child. another passenger stepped in to defend the woman and demanded to know the name of the male flight attendant which led to this.
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>> i'll kbonock you flat. >> you stay out of this. >> the airline has suspended that flight attendant while it investigates. american airlines told nbc bay area in part, quote, we have seen the video and have already started an investigation to obtain the facts. we are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident. american airlines says they upgraded that woman and her family to first class for the rest of their international travel. but this of course comes less than two weeks after a man was brutally dragged off a united airlines flight. be sure to look for continuing coverage of this developing story. go to our website where we posted the full video and you read viewers comments about it. that's on nbc bay area.com. well, back to that united incident, there is more fallout following that violent removal of the united airlines passenger. united now says its ceo will not move up to the chairman of board of directors as was previously
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planned. that decision appears to have come from oscar munoz himself. compensation for united executives will be more direct lie tied to improved customer satisfaction. now to the massive power outage in san francisco that left nearly 90,000 pg & e customers out power and it happened on the same day as massive outages hit new york city and los angeles leaving many wondering if the failures were somehow connected. pg & e says the outage happened because a circuit breaker failed and started a fire at a substation. a quarter of the city's streetlights were out snarling traffic. also bart and union cable cars were impacted. people were trapped in elevators. businesses closed for the day early sn sending thousands home early. they're saying the equipment failure is the result of fail maintenance. >> what they are told to do is something called run to failure.
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which is instead of upgrading the equipment and making sure that it doesn't cause a problem, it's just cheaper to get the money, not spend it on improvements, and then run the equipment until it fails and then deal with the failure then. >> pg & e is disagreeing say it's in the process of a $100 million upgrade at that substation. by the way, all power was restored about eight hours later. no weekend trip to florida this weekend for president trump. instead he's in washington along with the first lady and among his pressing issues, getting a spending bill through congress. the clock is ticking because congress returns from recess tuesday night. that gives members just three full days to pass a spending bill or face a government shutdown. the budget talks now include a controversial sticking point. billions of dollars for the president's promised border wall. even some supporters are now backing away. >> first and foremost, let's get
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the government funded, keep the lights on and then move on to the continuation of the debate. >> for president trump is the chance to earn a political victory before the end of his first 100 days. that's next week. the president tweeted about that milestone calling it a, quote, ridiculous standard and saying no matter how much i accomplish, media will kill. the vacation is over for former president obama after spending weeks in french polynesia, he will participate in a town hall style event with young adults at the university of chicago t.'s focussed on community organizing and civic engagement. it will mark the first in a series of public events for the former president including a stop in boston to receive the john f. kennedy profile encourage award. a warning now. before you take that next vacation or business trip, hackers are targeting hotels trying to steal our credit card information and there's new
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evidence showing that last fall hackers infiltrated more than 1,000 holiday inns, crown plaza, and candlewood suites. they installed software to steal cards at the front desk. hotel guests are vulnerable because their data is shared at many points including at check in, hotel restaurants and bars. >> when you use a physical card at a point of sale, if it's an ol older system, that information is transmitted. that's where cyber criminals can steal it. >> the advice is to use a credit card instead of a debit card to increase a chance of a refund. and always check your statements for fake charges. at 7:37 we have much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, he's one of the bay areas most beloved athletes but now he's on the bench after an
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accident that has many fans asking why. the sharks wil
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taking a live look outside at 7:40. the s.a.p. center will be rocking. the sharks will try to put a disappointing loss in game five behind them and are hoping to even their series against the oilers. the puck drops at 7:30. the warriors also playing tonight are looking to take a commanding three game to nothing series lead when they take on the trail blazers tonight in portland. there's hope kevin durant will suit up and join them. he practiced with the team yesterday and it's a good sign. d durant missed game two. the warrior went on to beat the team without him. he said he was healthy enough to play but the team didn't want to risk it. the giants are dealing with a freak injury. madison bumgarner was injuried in a dirt bike crash. another setback for the
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struggled team. he was hurt thursday in denver on the giant day off. he was hospitalized with bruised ribs and an injured shoulder but he's now resting at the team hotel. the giants also tell us he was not with any teammates when the crash happened. >> if i was there, sure, i wouldn't have let him on that bike. i'm sure, you know, looking at him now, madison wishes he wouldn't have got on it. he's very remorseful. unfortunately, the accident happened. >> bumgarner could be out for two months. coming up, a possible change the next time you send your kid to the dentist. nba bay area responds to questions about dentist and anesthesia. >> happy earth day. we are expecting to climb nicely into the 60s and 70s, but right now the temperature trend is
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showing an increase in that cloud cover. i'll tell you why and when is the dun going to peek? we're also tracking rain in this week's forecast. we'll have a closer look at that coming up just after the break. stay with us.
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kira/cu much more ahead on today in the good morning. you're going to want to take advantage of today's beautiful spring weather although we are expecting to see some high clouds adorning the skyline. it's going to be a very peaceful saturday. plenty of events going on in the entire bay area. i'll have a closer look at that timeline. i know we've got earth day, the science walk. we've got comic con in downtown san jose. right now if you're waking up, overall cool in san francisco. 52 degrees. we bring you down to the south bay 50 in san jose right now. warming up nicely, but the doppler radar is showing a trough. weaker cold front sitting just offshore. that's going to bring an increase in cloud cover over the next couple hours making for
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some overcast skies. overall today's forecast will be climbing into the 60s along the coastline. high of a about 63 in san francisco. 69 for palo alto. in the north bay a combination of upper 60s and 70s. if you're heading out to any of these events today, please make sure to pack a light sweater and bring your allergy medication. march for science if you're heading for san francisco, the event starts about 11:00 a.m. there will be marching throughout san francisco. so we start off nice and sunny through the lunch hour and then as we fast forward to about 2:00, we do start noticing an increase in cloud cover and that's because of that cold front. that's going to keep us a little bit on the cooler side so we're not going to be as warm as yesterday but we're still going to climb into the 70s for san jo jose. if you're heading to comic con, there will be thousands of
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people. parking is going to be hectic down there. 66 degrees by about 11:00 a.m. 1:00 69. if you're heading to the sharks game, it starts about 7:30. you'll notice overcast skies but have no fear. it will be dry in south bay. we will be dropping down into the 50s so by the time you get out of the game it might be chilly walking back to your car. make sure to pack a sweater f. you're not going to any of these events but you want to take advantage and hit hiking trails, here's a quick kwek of whcheck u can expect. a nice beautiful combination of sun and clouds. we'll see a lot of high clouds adorning the sky. share your photos and maybe i'll share some on air. about 2:00 59 degrees. we start notices a shift in the
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sky. clouds will dominate. but we do have more rain on the way. notice we do keep a lot of that cloud cover through sunday morning. later tonight we do have a light chance of seeing some rain in the north bay, but more rain is on the way. machine at about 4:00 the north bay will see a good chance of rain. our best chance of rain will come into tuesday night heading into wednesday morning. that's because we are expecting to see that incoming storm system that's going to bring a good chance of seeing some rain. the good news, it looks like the rain totals while they're not going to be very much and it's going to be quick passing which will give us about a 30% chance of rain of keeping that till tuesday. the next seven days we keep the chance of rain heading into tuesday and wednesday. we warm up by next weekend. today will be gorgeous. head out and enjoy. >> we have more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, grieving parents fighting to prevent children
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from diagnose in the dentist chair. the law they say needs to change. a visit to the dentist has
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inspired a call for sweeping changes to state law ...changes that could move forward next the death of an albany boy after a visit to the dentist has call for sweeping changes to state law. there is a battle. consumer investigator chris explains how the kids dentist pointments could change and why
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some are against it. >> some say reform is long overdue but opponents say that changing california law could harm needy children. >> 6-year-old caleb went to have a tooth pulled two years ago. he was put to sleep. but never woke up. >> once we had the information about his brain and consulted with a neurologist, we realized that we had to let him go. >> caleb's dentist was doing double duty. surgery and general anesthesia. but investigators found gross negligence. so now lawmakers are considering caleb's law which would require dentists to bring in an anesthesiologist when they put kids under. opponents, most ly dentists are putting up a fight saying it would trigger treatment delays for the low income families. one dentist who oversees three bear area clinics tearfully told
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lawmakers about a child she claims died because he didn't get dental care in time. >> he's four years old and his death was completely unnecessary. this child died because he didn't get into care early enough into our system. >> we tried to contact the doctor after the hearing to get more details about that child, but she never returned our calls. this prediction echos that of oral surgeon, specialized dentists who also do the procedures. they oppose caleb's law. >> the poor the, the dental -- >> dr. peerson and his son run a dental surgery center. 95% of their patients are on dentical. every one gates a separate dentist and anesthesiologist.
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>> every patient that comes into our surgery center has a full-time of five licensed professionals. he says their team is proof the law won't destroy dentical. >> it would not impact us at all. >> dentists here operate on those kids as a team too. we wanted to test the doomsday claims that oral surgeons and the doctor made. >> please remember all the children -- >> are you accepting new dentical patients? >> we called 400 clinics that are taking new patients. we found only seven offer general anesthesia. as for the oral surgeons who predict a crisis of closed doors under caleb's law, we found their doors might not be open to begin with. >> are you accepting new dentical patients? >> we made more calls and found that only 13% of all
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california's oral surgeons will accept one of the patients right now. it will force dentists to turn away needy patients? we asked the peersons how many they expect to refuse? >> none. >> they believe oral surgeon's real fear isn't a public health crisis. it's a personal financial loss. they get paid for both jobs. so caleb's law could cut their pay. >> they would have to share the fee. >> the oral surgeons association doesn't dispute that but insists that using two dentists to give kids general anesthesia is unnecessary. >> their anesthesia delivery system is safe. >> not all oral surgeons agree. the one whose botched led to caleb's death said he will stop doing the work solo. >> and i'm not convinced that it
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just needs to be for children. i believe that that's the safest way for all patients. >> caleb's law will be heard and voted on in a senate committee hearing next tuesday. if it passes, it's another step forward. but supporters, including caleb's family, aren't optimistic because the opposition is so politically unflu influential. if you have a consumer tip, please call us. >> much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, he's already exploring space and now he wants to explore your brain. why he thinks telepathy is the next frontier. one of china )s biggest carmakes
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is rethinking the name of one of its cars about to be sold elon m one of china's bigges carmakers is rethinking the name of one of its cars about to be sold in the u.s. because the car is called trump -- the company
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is now contemplating changing the name after receiving criticism at the detroit auto show a few months okay. elon musk's new venture involves your brain. the invent or has a new company based in san francisco. it plans to develop tiny chips that can be implanted in the brain. the first recipients will be stroke or cancer patients with brain injuries. and eventually musk says he sees the chips interfacing with computers even allowing the brain to connect wirelessly with the cloud. he says it's not so far fetched noting people already are merged with their phones and laptops in ways that no one would have believed a few decades ago. i think he even called us cyborgs. >> wow. >> it will be interesting to see how that unfolds. the good news is he'll start using it for people who need it first. >> that's true. it's helping people. >> yes. thanks so much for making us a
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