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cool, we have had some 40s and 50s, even a few 30s in the north bay, but as we go to oakland we will be at 53 degrees at the start of the school day and kids will have recess outside with comfortable weather, warming up to 68 degrees and in that pickup line. we will see the highs up to 74, 77 in san jose and 74 also in san francisco. low 80s for the north bay. we will talk more about that and when these temperatures cool off in about seven minutes. mike, you are looking for a new crash in dublin. >> seeing if we can find the report that chp filed. west 580 your commute direction over towards the dublin interchange, you see the dublin grade heading toward castro valley. wherever that crash is approaching it does not look like it is interrupting the flow. this is west 580 around dougherty approaching that dublin interchange but we didn't see any problems for the flow over the last few minutes. we have a little build for 680 and i will continue to watch this crash.
monitoring that car fire reported going through niles. not a i think maar issue but there may be some activity if you make the connecting between mission and 680. the rest of the bay a mild build for the south bay, a little bit and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge. back to you. new this morning, city leaders in alameda are at least temporarily shelving a plan to use license plate readers to track car thieves. >> sharon katsuda is live in alameda with the controversial proposal. good morning, sharon. >> reporter: good morning. well, the city says it wants more information before it decides on putting up cameras that would track you coming in and out of alameda. early this morning the city voted to set aside a half million dollars to pay for the cameras that would be set up near the tubes and heavy traffic areas and read the license plates of all cars going in and out of the city, but the council wants to hear more information on the plan before moving forward. the police chief says it would help cut down on crime and track
what times cars are coming and going, but activists express concern over what law enforcement would do with that information. >> if there are people in the room, in the community, who are concerned that the police department is possibly racially profiling folks, here is the tool that we can have that doesn't do that. it doesn't care. it doesn't have the ability to racially profile. >> although the chief of police has said on the record that data will not be shared with i.c.e., words with one thing, but written policies are another. >> if they can't find a certain person that does a crime, they could track them better, i think it's positive. >> reporter: the police chief says there has been an increase in auto thefts and burglaries and this will help address those problems. we have a call into vigilant solutions out of livermore to find out what exactly the company does with the license information but we have yet to hear back from the company. reporting live in alameda, i'm
sharon katsuda, "today in the bay." now to the big story out of washington this morning, will the government shut down again? the senate will have a chance to avoid that today. senators will take up a stopgap bill passed by the house yesterday. it keeps the government funded until march 23rd. meantime president trump is threatening another government shutdown if democrats do not agree to his immigration reform plans. scott mcgrew is going to break this down for us coming up at 6:45. new this morning just one day from the start of olympic competition and the u.s. threatening the toughest and most aggressive economic sanctions against north korea. >> vice president mike pence had this message during a visit to japan overnight. >> and we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of japan, south korea and our allies and partners across the region until we achieve the global objective of the denuclearization of the korean
peninsula. >> now, in our last hour "today in the bay's" garvin thomas took us inside the dmz which separates the two countries. all new at 6:00 he is following another big headline in south korea, organizers have been dealt -- we will have more on this coming up later in the show. >> we will check in with garvin live from south korea as he is there covering the games. a south bay school district is trying to recruit new teachers to our high cost bay area. they're trying to appeal to people who already live here. >> "today in the bay's" kris sanchez is live in san jose this morning to explain the way of recruiting educators. kris? >> reporter: hi there. my daughter's sixth grade science teacher left the high tech world for the classroom and the santa clara county office of education thinks that people like her could really help with the teacher shortage that is looming in so many of our bay area school districts. this weekend the santa clara
county office of education is hosting a fair aimed at business professionals, tech professionals, anybody with a bachelor's degree who is looking to make a change. step into teaching will connect those people with the resources that they need to get into the classroom. you can find out about that credentialing process, compensation, benefit, retirement, even network with potential employees this weekend. the county office of education told me that in the three years of hosting this fair hundreds of people have turned out every time and they have about 50 professionals who have made that change and are now in the classroom teaching full-time. and those folks are filling a critical need. our local districts are really struggling with this california teacher shortage. the state issued 77,000 teacher credentials in 2000, but in 2015 they only issued 15,000. that is a fraction. and the projected need that year was actually 22,000 teachers. about a third of california
teachers are also nearing retirement, so the crisis could just deepen. the step into teaching fair is saturday, february 10th. it is open to business professionals, tech people, people with bachelors degrees, even if you are just working on your bachelor's degree at this point you can get information. you do have to preregister by today and you can do that at sccoe.org. i also put that link on my facebook page and in my twitter feed so that you can find that there. i'd love to know whether or not this is something you would consider, whether you would make a change, leave the business world or the tech world behind and go into a classroom. leave the boardroom for a classroom. in san jose, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> great way for people to give back. look who is giving to us, garvin thomas. he is live in south korea this morning. he will be covering the olympics for us here on "today in the bay," but we're very concerned right now because there is a norovirus outbreak. >> we know some people have been
kept away just to make sure things are okay. tell us what you've been able to see while you're there. >> reporter: well, marcus and laura, in the lead up to the previous olympic games the issue was all about the venues, would they be ready in time or the housing would it be ready. that was never a case in pyeongchang, they've been working on this bid for many years. everything was set to go. what they didn't expect was dozens of their security guards falling ill with norovirus just before the beginning of the games and they went ahead and took the extraordinary step of pulling 1,200 security guards off duty and telling them to go into quarantine in their living quarters. they took 900 military members from south korea and pulled them in to work security. now, in covering these games we move around the venues and we cross through security dozens of times every single day and this is something we had noticed, the mostly young security guards were suddenly gone, replaced by people in uniform. now, to be completely honest we assumed at the time this was
just part of the normal ramp up to the official beginning of the games, it was only later we learned it was due to illness. one reason the olympic organizers are so concerned about the spread is that most of these security guards all lived in the same temporary housing complex. you can imagine how bad this would be if the virus spread to spectators or even worse to the athletes. signs have gone up all over the place reminding people to wash their hands and even this morning when we entered the media dining facility there was bottle of disinfectant spraying everybody's hands as they entered the facility. they are very serious about this, they don't want this disease to spread because it if it did. while the norovirus is a concern there is of course another one extreme cold that forces many challenges for if he can taters, athletes and certainly with the upcoming opening ceremony. coming up later in the show at 6:55 we're going to break it
down how cold and how dangerous that cold might be. >> i remember before you left we were talking about layers that you were going to have to purchase for your trip out there. garvin, good to seej:ñ you. stay safe. >> thanks, d stay withu/0 nbc bay area f exclusive olympic6op coverage. follow garvin onrf@rgy air and online @garvinthomas. we saw garvin bundled there. here in the bay area we are shedding the layers. want to check in with meteorologist kari hall. you know how cold it is in south korea. >> it's now late wednesday í'3 at 10 hñd[degrees. we will see the temperature only to squaw valley where it's 31 degrees heading up to 54. we have had some really warm weather as we take a live look outside in san jose an all clear start. as we go through that commute in the south bay starting out at 46 degrees but then making it into the low 70s by thist÷ afternoon
and we will continue to go into the upper 70s later today. a look at the temperature trend and what you can expect where you live coming up in just a few minutes. mike, you're getting drivers out the door with a couple issues in a fewsçvspots. we're tracking a new crash reported down toward the south bay over on 680 as you head toward jacquelyn. southbound that would be the bowling alley side not the golf course side. looking at a slower dre perhaps right at the scene but go. that's again just before you get &háhp &hc% drive westbound into milpitas and over toward mountain view and sunnyvale. toward the bay bridge a little slowing for the upper east shore freeway and the metering lights are on at the toll plaza, but there may be a new crash around the toll plaza so i will sort out what chp has to report and have anything to show you. the san mateo bridge a little f. coming up nextnb onx the bay," a list of the best the bay," a list of the best places to
minutes.vkt )re looking for ano volitile day on the stock market. the dow moved all over the place on tuesday.. sometimes up 500.. sometimes down 500. take a look at the big board yesterday.. there )s that line graph above the numbers.. that really tells the tale of a rollercoaster ride. it even looks a bit like a rollercoaster. we will open this morning at just under 25-thousand. chipotle a stock to watch.. the company says its sales are still suffering from those contamination cases from years ago. the founder of uber is expected
back in san francisco court today.. couple years ago.tr the founder of uber is expected back in san francisco court itse today, travis kalanick will -- or yesterday, rather, testified in that lawsuit brought by google's became mow claiming uber stole its self-drivingle c car secrets. on hinting it may offer in ord rebates forer batteries in its phones. you remember apple got caught slowingg the phones down in orde to save battery power. at first it offered a discount b on new batteries, the company tells senators looking into the matter it may make those batteries free. the reviews are in for that sma apple rtspeaker, super expensiv and the reviews are meh. the "wall street journal" says thee spac smart speaker isn't vr smart, "the new york times" says don't rush to buy it. an update on the spacex rbi. yesterday. of the californians say they saw the rocket streakak across the sky it a made its first orbit.bu incredible pictures of star man and the tesla car as it leaves
the earth. tesla shot it towards mars.s. they now say that rocket was a little bit too enthusiastic andb it's notey going to go into thet same orbit as mars as it is the asteroid belt. also this afternoon tesla reports profits and you know i think elon musk is a genius. of course he is a genius, look at what he just did, but i have serious concerns about tesla and it's ability to make that model 3. we will be talk being that tomorrow morning. this morning a big name in hollywood, an actor says he's quitting facebook protesting thh company's response to russian interference in america's e. elections. jim carrey is selling his stock in the company.ference he is deleting his account and a urging otherce investors to do e same. he says they are notst of doin enough to stop russian interference. the best place to visit in the country is lonely plant
planet's 2018 pick is california's red wood coast. lonely planet cites the entire region from the bay area to thed oregon border highlighted by the red woode coas national estate . coming in second boise, idaho, followed by chattanooga, tennessee and florida's space coast region. >> chattanooga is a beautiful place. >> look at what we have here. >> we're number one. >> so maybe you're going to head up the coast this morning and it's going to be a beautiful day, especially around the mendocino area. we are looking at some sunshine and record warmth. really we can make it a beach day in early february? yes, we can. it's going to be a day that sunshine.withth clear here is a live look outside in san jose. here is what to expect. it starts out at 50 degrees but look at the range in temperatures today. so you need a jacket in the morning and then you will need shorts and short sleeves for the afternoon. 77 degrees. it will warm up with all of
those clear skies and another day that may set some records. we are approaching day seven here and by tomorrow it will be a touch cooler, but still looks like a very warm day for this time of year. we're reaching into the mid 70s. gilroy today 76 degrees there, 76 in pleasanton, oakland today 74 degrees and 73 degrees in daly city. and the marina district 69 and ingleside 73 there. 82 today in santa rosa, matching yesterday's high temperatures. getting out the door and ready for school in livermore we will be at 44 degrees as you head towards that drop off line, but picking them up it will be 69 degrees with some sunshine and santa cruz will be beautiful today if you have the day off or maybe after school you can go to santa cruz, it will be in the low 70s but make sure you bring the allergy medication, if you are like me sounding all congested, it's because we have a moderate amount of tree pollen
with all of this warm weather those trees are blooming and way ahead of the season. we are still going to have a lot more sunshine, some gusty winds for the weekend, raising more concerns about a high fire danger heading into saturday ana sunday. so i will continue to monitor that. as we head over to mike, you have a' got an update on what's happening in the south bay. >> we will look at thehe roadways, kari. we will show you the bay bridge first of all, we are looking for that crash. here are the metering lights, everybody lining up therere and once they get the green light they go past right there, that crash reported. it's over on the shoulder just past the metering lights just as the chp reported so that's just fine. a smooth flow of traffic right here as we get a look at your maps. we're showing you there is a slower drive developing through berkeley and a little bit through richmond. typical spots, no major issues as you come down through the area and that police activity off of the activity at chapman near 29th but not affecting the on or off ramp there. a build for pleasanton and the
castro valley area, no major issues across the san mateo bridge. there's the south bay with the build, now it's starting for the silicon valley. we do have another delay reported form the ace train, train number 1, minor delay. train 521 reports that delay as well and muni, again, one stop closure, temporary closure in chinatown because of the next couple weeks a lot of lunar year activity. coming up on "today in the bay," concerns about a typeme po drug that is made from a tree used for many years in some parts of the world.n the the reason top health session perts say it is not safe for medical use. a car passes a 125-point inspection and later breaks down. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, nbc bay area responds next. nbc bay area responds. to
walnut creek woman who bought a used car and ran into welcome back on this wednesday morning, 6:23. nbc bay area responds to a walnut creek woman who bought a used car and ran into costly problems within the first few months. >> she asked the dealer for help but needed our response team to step in. here is consumer investigator chris chmura. >> good morning. emily bought a used 2007 mercedes there carmax. after just 1100 miles it broke down and cost almost $500 to fix the ignition coil. two weeks later she says another breakdown, in that case a mechanic recommended immediate
transmission work that would cost $2,000. emily complained to carmax and she singled out its 125-point quality inspection, which she says helped persuade her to buy that mercedes. it passed that inspection and emily questioned how could that have happened? carmax told her to bring the car in for a look. here is the thing, the car wouldn't start. so for the next four months emily's mercedes sat in her driveway while she tried to get carmax to come out and help. that is when she called us. when we contacted carmax it bought back emily's car for $14,000. in a statement carmax said it is committed to having its customers back and customer service is a top priority, however, customers must bring their vehicle to a carmax store for vehicle service evaluation. emily could have done one thing differently at the very start, she could have brought in a mechanic of her own to check out
the mercedes. dealers should accommodate a second opinion and if they don't you should ask yourself, why? if you have a consumer complaint call us, 888-996-tips or online at nbcbayarea.com/responds. 6:25 right now and a new warning with a drug made from a tree that's been used for years in southeast asia as a mild stimulant. that drug is called kratom. the fda late yesterday warned it is not safe for medical use. it functions as an opioid in large doses but experts say it can also kill you. >> people have no idea how to measure it, they have no idea what they're ingesting. >> the effects of it, i mean, it's similar to heroin. it's similar to cocaine. those are obviously scheduled controlled substances. >> the fda warns using kratom can cause agitation, heart attack and stroke and the u.s.
drug enforcement agency is debating making it a schedule 1 drug. hop olt lay continues to try to regain the trust of customers following food safety issues in 2017. they say they are trying to make some strides to improve its reputation. we will have more on that coming up. also a drug crisis across the country and here in the bay area. the popularity of an anxiety drug that's causing some problems on paris school campuses. and take a look now, a live look out at bay bridge -- >> no, violence in the east bay overnight. there's that investigation getting under way this morning after a deadly shooting. the popular anxie d and right now we want to go to the bay bridge outside of the toll plaza for a check of that weather and of course your traffic coming up in two minutes. we )re off to a cool an
start-- and then we )re in for right now at 6:30 on your weps morning we are off to a cool and clear start as we take a lovely live look outside at burlingame, another pleasant day ahead. nice start to our morning so far. good morning to you, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. right now we want to go to meteorologist kari hall with a look at this beautiful day. starting off cool, but we will warm up like we've been doing all week. >> it all depends on where you are. we do already have a wide range in temperatures. you get in your car in santa rosa it is 39 degrees, you drive down to san francisco it's 59 degrees already. seeing those temperatures that are all over the place and then as we get a look at our high
temperatures versus the record high for today. napa, look at that, we will be up to 80 degrees this afternoon, the record is 10 degrees below that, san jose 77, the record is 76, i think we will see a lot more of these records fall by this afternoon. santa rosa going four or five degrees above that record high for today. we will talk more about this and also straight to the weekend in seven minutes. mike, you are tracking a crash in daly city. >> this is right about the time where we would see the volume of traffic increase heading up the peninsula. we have the build for the south bay. over here through hayward and across the san mateo and dumbarton bridges moving their way over to the peninsula and right here north 280 through daly city i moved it too far to the bottom of the screen but into err that highway 1 splitter there is a crash reported on the shoulder, looks like it's not causing a problem for our sensors or over through san francisco, a smooth drive there. san francisco from the east bay a little more slowing for the
upper east shore as well as berkeley for westbound 80. the metering lights are on at the bay bridge but no surprises. back to you, laura. it is 6:31 right now, new this morning new concerns about drugs on bay area school campuses. we are not talking about opioids, but a very popular anti-anxiety prescription drug. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live with a new warning for parents. bob? >> reporter: good morning, laura. students are taking xanax. xanax, not because they are anxious, but rather for the high or buzz it provides. the press democrat in the north bay is reporting this has become a problem across a number of schools in sonoma county. students showing up to class displaying the side effects of xanax feeling overwhelmed. it's not just high school students, some middle schoolers as well. you might recall a few years back, back in 2015 when pin
knoll valley high school suspended students who turned up under the influence. five had been to be transported to the hospital. the bay area is not unique unfortunately. schools in san diego, houston and london just to name a few have all struggled with this problem of students taking xanax. while it is a prescription including it is one that is commonly prescribed and can be found in mom and dad's medicine cabinet. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." new this morning a deadly shooting in oakland's fruitvale district. police say that they found a man's body on chapman street west of 880 near 29th avenue. that street still shut down and police say that victim was a 20-year-old man, but that's all they're saying right now. no word on a suspect or motive. three young people are being credited for stepping in to help stop a case of animal abuse posted to social media. police in hollister say officers
arrest add 15-year-old boy last week accused of throwing an alley month old puppy to the ground multiple times and posting the abuse on snapchat. the dog named bella you see there is okay and didn't suffer substantial injuries. three former classmates saw that video and reported it and place quickly move in. >> we were able to remove her at this time before any further injuries she could sustain. >> the 15-year-old suspect faces felony animal cruelty charges. bella will be housed at an animal shelter at least until the case is resolved. turns out san francisco's muni ticketing app is more successful than transportation leaders thought it would be. so far according to the examiner transit leaders wilfork over an additional $300,000 in commission costs for the app developer. the muni mobile is apparently a big hit among tourists. in december four times as many app users bought cable car fares as opposed to regular fares. happening today a new auction for the homeless in san
francisco. today acting mayor mark farrell will celebrate $10 million in state fund to go support navigation centers. the board of supervisors voted to allow the city to negotiate with caltrans top open centers on state property. officials say the new centers could help more than 200 people. to taiwan, this is new video just into our newsroom. the search for survivors continues after yesterday's 6.4 magnitude quake. this tilted building, that's a medical or military hospital where many are believed to be trapped inside. so far at least four people are dead and dozens are still unaccounted for. the epicenter is about 100 miles south of taiwan's capital taipei. back in the bay area we know a 7.0 magnitude quake on the hayward fault would be devastating and impacting a lot of us. how much of that devastation are we talking about? happening today in san francisco leaders from around the bay area will detail impacts of such a large quake on the heavily
populated and developed area. the discussion includes results of a new research detailing damage estimates for 16 earthquake scenarios. happening today, water is on the top of everyone's mind with our dry winter. in contra costa county water officials will discuss the planned expansion of loss vac ross reservoir. east bay times reported the $900 million project will raise the eastern dam by 55 feet and add more storage capacity to meet the water needs of nearly 1.5 million people. the public meeting on the expansions environmental report is planned for later this month. and right now we're planning on seeing more traffic which is the build over at the bay bridge. there are the metering lights. still tracking that crash just off to the left shoulder not blocking any lanes and not really any slowing for that distraction. you will have to slow as we look at your map further up. the incline past that crash is where things slow down heading towards san francisco and the
richmond-san rafael bridge, westbound 580 starting to show more slowing as well. as we look at the bay's big view we see slowing through hayward and also in through the south bay. in the south bay your northbound routes show the slowing for 101, 87, 85, just the build starts in san jose, it's not so bad, though, actually looking pretty good. traffic flows well. good weather. no rain. we are talking about the winter olympics. >> it doesn't seem like winter, does it, because we have had days we can go to the beach and enjoy time with temperatures in the 70s. along the coastline in the bay area in the winter. yes, that's all happening and it continues this weekend. mid 60s, it will be, though, a little bit cooler and some winds picking up that will make it feel quite gusty out there, the inland areas, up to 71 degrees. on sunday more of the same, highs in the upper 60s and low 70s from the bay to the inland areas.
63 degrees for the coast. if you're going to the chinese new year street fair happening in chinatown in san francisco, that's on saturday, it's going to be low 60s at the time it starts and then come upper 60s with all of that sunshine it's going to be absolutely perfect for all of the festivities going on. if you are hitting the road here is a live look at kirkwood, still some snow on the ground although they're having to manufacture a lot of snow for the resorts. temperatures will be very warm. until saturday when it cools off we will have high temperatures reaching the low 40s and then going to muir woods, great weekend for a hike. some mid 60s, mostly sunny skies, all dry conditions. you will need a nice warm sweater there going for a hike, but not in napa valley. we will be at 71 degrees for saturday and sunday 70 degrees. now, let me know what you're doing this weekend, i i'm @karihallweather on facebook, instagram and
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it's 6:41 now. a cool start across much of the bay area before you head out the door. i wanted to show you a live look outside at san jose with our all clear start, let's go to willow glen, it will be at 55 degrees at 10:00 and some mid 70s today. normally for this time of year we are at 61 degrees. we are going well above that
once again and makes that a new record. we will talk about the records and when our temperatures cool off, that's coming up in five minutes. here is that richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge, west 580 picks up the volume and lowers those speeds as is traditional. we will show you what else is going on with your commute. 6:42. new this morning seems more california drivers are doing the smart thing and the safe choice by putting these down, their cellphone, to avoid texting and driving. that's according to a new study by the office of traffic and safety reported by the sacramento v. researchers bound the number of texting drivers is half of what it used to be just one year ago. 4% of drivers are using their phones behind the wheel. last year 8% of drivers were using their phones. strict new laws are believed to be playing a major role in that dropoff. at 6:42 an undocumented immigrant accused of killing an nfl player is in a dui crash has been charged. our nbc indianapolis affiliate
says he was just in court. president trump has been using the crash to call for more border security like he used in the kate steinle case which we're familiar with here in the bay area. indiana police say manuel orrego-zavala from gaut malala crashed into annualer car killing edwin jackson and also the uber driving. he had two dui charges in san mateo county. he has been deported twice. while president trump is going after the suspect's undocumented status the player's family is not. >> they are very christian people and edwin was an all inclusive young man=tpr so that would not be their focus. >> orrego-zavala is facing murder charges as well as charges for coming into the country illegally. president trump says that he welcomes a government shutdown. >> scott mcgrew, the shutdown a little more than a day away. >> that's right.
we will call it a matter of hours, in fact. president trump says unless democrats agree to his wall among other things he's willing to see the government run out of money and shut down again. >> if we don't change it, let's have a shutdown. we will do a shut doun. and it's worth it for our country. i'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of. if we have to shut it down because the democrats don't want safety and unrelated but still related they don't want to take care of our military, then shut it down. we'll go with another shutdown. >> the house voted to fund the government but it's really the senate that matters. there are enough democrats in the senate to stop another continuing resolution. so trump needs the democrats to keep the government open. there is a bipartisan bill to save daca and keep the government open written by these two senators, one republican, one democrat, but the president has rejected it. the white house has confirmed a "washington post" story saying
military to put together a big military parade with9crc tanks airplanes similar to the one he saw in paris during bastille day last summer. the white house confirms the president wants a parade where, quote, all americans can show their appreciation. the call for a parade comes just a day after the president said people who didn't clap for him during the state of the union speech had committed treason. mr. trump also called them unamerican. the white house says the president was making a joke. republican jeff flake was not laughing. >> mr. president, words matter. have we arrived at such a place of numb acceptance that we have nothing to say when a president of the united states krashlly suggests that those who choose not to stand or applaud his speech are guilty of treason? i certainly hope not. the government runs out of money again friday morning at 12:01 a.m. so late thursday
night, about 42 hours from now. we examine the president's tweets and executive orders and speeches every day right here on "today in the bay." we like to know what you think, you can find me on twitter, i'm @scottmcgrew. reese witherspoon is coming back to town. >> she is among the keynote speakers at this year's water mark conference for women. amal clooney will also join the lineup as well as jessica a gariy and myself. with more than 6,000 people attending the conference it's the largest of its kind on the west coast. water mark's mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. the conference is coming up on friday, february 23rd. i've participated in the last few years and it's an amazing event. really cool. >> i think that amal and -- >> reese witherspoon -- >> you get called back year after year. >> oh, yeah. >> we know the real star. >> i do it for free.
>> well, the weather is another star for us today. >> it is. it's been really nice around the bay area, a lot of sunshine. starts out cool but then we could have another day with record high temperatures. as we get a live look outside in san francisco let's get a look at where we're headed for today. napa 80 degrees and the record is 70. san jose may be a degree above the old record high and livermore looks like we'll tie that record and san francisco going a degree above our record high and in oakland today tying a record there while santa rosa will smash that old record by about 5 degrees later today. so as we're getting up, getting out the door with the kids in san jose it will be in the upper 40s so you do need a jacket, but even at recess those temperatures quickly warm up, you will not need that jacket then and mostly sunny skies and then going to pick them up you may even have the air conditioning on in the car. we are going to see those temperatures continue to soar into the upper 70s today, los
gatos up to 77 degrees, 77 in concord and 76 degrees in walnut creek. for the peninsula along the coast 75 in metering lights and redwood city and in san francisco today up to 77 degrees in the mission district and the north bay, low 80s and then santa rosa will be even warmer than napa, up to 82 degrees. starting out clear, you do need something that's going to keep you warm in the morning and then maybe give you some shade in the afternoon. a good hat will be a good option there. also some short sleeves as it will be a day to break out the summer gear once again. and this high pressure not budging, that's kept all of the storms away from the bay area and it looks like it will hold strong and may not give us any rain until about february 20th. hard to believe that we will have such a long stretch of dry weather but it does continue and the winds pick up as we go into the weekend. we may have some gusty winds, but slightly cooler air with a
shift in that wind, but an increased fire danger will be something we will have to watch. mike, you said some sudden slowing now through oakland. >> and we expect slowing because it's oakland and by definition it tends to get slow about now, but we saw this just at high street and moving up in toward downtown, suddenly we see the brake lights tapping in the northbound direction toward the bay bridge right here in this shot. we will show you the map as well. right around 16th there is a report of a disabled vehicle that was in lanes, reported on the southbound side but you see the slowing heading north so we will continue to track that. we do have your commute the building through walnut creek and the upper east shore freeway slowing through berkeley and the metering lights on at the bay bridge. a slower drive through hayward but nothing dramatic there. getting across that san mateo bridge westbound 92 slows and the south bay with your northbound push as folks travel up 101 that's the slowest drive through san jose, but 280 and 85 also pick up the volume, same thing for 87 but not as much as yesterday, not as much of a problem. over toward palo alto an easy
light drive on the northbound side up towards san mateo and san francisco. the slower drive past university as folks head over to the little lane shift approaching embarcadero. back to you. it's 6:50. coming up next the 2018 olympic games start tomorrow. all right. we will take you live toúsg@ so korea, our garvin thomas is there he's showing you the cold conditions as we're heading into day one. plus a controversial plan to install license plate readers in one bay area city put on hold. the reason police say critics of the plan have nothing to worry about. but first happening now a sacramento elementary school hopes to reopen for class tomorrow. officials had to shut down st. harry's school after the flu and other illnesses hit the faculty and students hard. 11 teachers and staff members were suffering from flu-like symptoms. heavy snowfall is causing major travel delays in the north half of france and paris. up to six inches fell in that region. hundreds of people had to spend the night trapped in their cars after workers couldn't clear the
before you head out the door, here are the top stories on today in welcome back. before you head out the door the time is now 6:53. here are the top stories on "today in the bay." we begin with live pictures from alameda. all new this morning the city has at least temporarily shelved a plan to use license plate readers to track car thieves.
the city's police chief went before the city council last night asking for a half a million dollars to install 13 devices on bridges and tunnels connecting alameda to oakland. the chief says the system would be used to track stolen cars, but privacy advocates worry the information could be shared with immigration officials. nbc bay area got word overnight that council members rejected the proposal in its current form citing concerns with the company that would be in charge of the cameras. council members still approved funding for the cameras but said city officials need to revisit the proposal. live from san jose this morning, the santa clara county office of education is trying to attract new teachers to the bay area by appealing to people who already live here. the office is hosting a fair aimed at pro next nls interested in a career in education. it's called step into teaching. it will connect people who already have a bachelor's degree or working toward one with resources they need to get into the classroom. today is the last day to register. today is the first day candidates can file paperwork to
replace judge aaron persky in the upcoming recall election. supervisors approved the recall for the june ballot. organizers of the recall say judge persky was too lenient when sentencing former stanford swimmer brock turner. turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assaulting an unconscious woman two years ago. organizers collected some 95,000 signatures to pass that recall. this is the first time a california judge will be considered for a recall in neerlg nearly a century. a laptop recall. the think pad laptops because of a fire hazard, the company is recalling 78,000 laptops, it involves 14 inch think pad x 1 carbon fifth generation laptops sold from december 2016 through october 2017. the issue stems from an unfastened dru that can damage the battery causing it to overheat and potentially catch fire. a major makeover for the san
francisco's civic center plaza. they have taken the first steps in a redesign project to make the surrounding streets more welcoming an inclusive. the first step involves public comment and suggestions. the city has posted an online survey to provide direction for some of the various design plans they have. the plans will be assembled and presented this spring during public feedback workshop. dental health is important especially for children. dentists will visit the south bay for free dental screenings. it's called give kids a smile event. here are some of the schools that are participating including schools in san jose, sunnyvale santa clara. 46 schools will be participating in the free screenings this morning. the free screenings start at 8:00. this morning we are just one day away from the first competition of the 2018 winter olympics. >> and it could be one of the
coldest in modern history. kari put together the seven-day forecast. don't be alarmed, this is for south korea. look at that, wind chills will be in the upper teens for friday's opening ceremony. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas live in south korea right now, bundled up. >> you know, we want to know how those athletes are staying warm, but, garvin, how are you staying warm? that's the question. >> reporter: i'm doing the best i can, marcus. right now you will hear a lot during these winter games about clusters of where the stadiums are, right now we are on the coastal cluster, it's ten degrees warmer than up in the mountains, that's why i'm not fully geared up this morning, there's the heavy wool socks and the hiking boots, long underwear, shell pants and i'm four layers on top including this nice puffy coat that nbc gave us to wear during the games. when we head up into the mountains the hat goes on and the shooed goes up because it gets really cold up there and that is where the opening ceremony is going to be.
what's more, people will be sitting for hours in an open air stadium. they had a music concert back there in september, six people got hypothermia in that stadium. so what they're going to do is they will give everybody to comes in a blanket and some warmers and don't worry about the athletes, at least the american athletes, when they walk through in their team u.s.a. gear those jackets they are heated. interestingly, you will hear a lot about the weather, not just for how uncomfortable but it changes the conditions of snow and ice so a lot of the athletes are concerned and paying a lot of attention to what the temperature will be like. you will see and hear a lot about the temperature, guys, but don't worry, i am going to live it the whole time. >> we're certainly not going to feel it, but we will live through you. garvin will be joining us throughout the olympics. it will be great to see our olympics coverage right here on nbc bay area. you can also follow garvin on air and online, his twitter handle @garvinthomas.
seeing those temperatures there in pyeongchang, frightening. >> and the wind whipping, too. that makes it feel so muchq, colder. wow, that's a certainly -- it's going to be really you will hear over andoz4& over again, while have record cold we will have record warmth here for the next couple days. it will be exciting to see the opening ceremony on friday at 5:00 right here on nbc bay "$ g. the weekend is looking nice, too. >> looks great out there. not so great in oakland. >> no, oakland because we may have a traffic break. it may have just finished. let's take a live look with our sole seem camera. with he see the brake lights as you head up past high stleet and on our maps up towards 16th that's where the crash reportedly had to have a traffic break to clear it to the shoulder. those speed sensors from improved from red to orange. one lane blocked southbound 101 around cesar chavez that will slow you off of the sky way getting out of san francisco. two sides of the bay bridge with issues. we'll be back with a local news update in half an hour at
7:25 and every half hour after that. don't forget to join us for nbc bay area news at 11:00. we will have your news and weather and so much more. good morning. nasty storm, 83 million people from the south to new england waking up to a wintery mess. snow, ice, and freezing rain leading to school closings, power outages and a dangerous commute. that same powerful system behind this huge chain reactionrash caught on camera. al's got our forecast. another shutdown showdown with hours to go before a deadline. key vote facing the senate after this threat from president trump. >> i'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of. >> will he get the shutdown he says he wants. leaving las vegas.