tv Today in the Bay NBC February 19, 2022 7:00am-8:00am PST
♪♪ good morning. it is saturday, february 19th, 7:00 on the dot as we take a live look outside at the olympic flame in beijing. we will get you the final days of competition and the closing ceremony, already happening tomorrow, in just a moment. but first, thank you so much for starting your weekend with us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist vianey arana joins us with a quick look at the first microclimate forecast. hey, vianey. >> hey, kira. it is chilly right now in some spots. i mean look at morgan hill, 37 degrees right now. concord is in the 39 range, and
things are only expected to get colder in the next couple of days as we head into now a cooling trend, especially compared to the warm highs that we had last week. now, let's take a look at your hour-by-hour forecast. for walnut creek it is about 40 degrees and temperatures will bump up into the upper 60s, low 70s yet again. 44 degrees right now in san jose. by 12:00, upper 60s and by 2:00 we expect 70s. i will talk more about the cooling trend and windy conditions ahead. kira. >> we will enjoy today while we have it, vianey, thanks. we begin with a follow-up we have been watching in the east bay. last night the oakland school board voted not to postpone the plan to close or merge numerous schools. this despite hours of heated debate and the threat of more protests and hunger strikes. the oakland unified school board held a special meeting to vote
on the amendment to delay the closing of community day school and la escuelita elementary school this year and instead hold off on the plan until next year. it is part of the district's plan to close and merge 11 schools over the next five years. two directors voted yes, but three voted no and with one abstention that means the closures will continue. this is what happened when the votes came in. >> motion does not agree to. the amendment fails. >> thank you for that. >> you all -- you all put on this show tonight. you think this is gonna work. this isn't going to stop anything. this is the start of it. i'm so insulted you would make us and the community sit here for over two hours, knowing that you weren't going to do a darn thing to change the situation. >> two hunger strikers who haven't eaten for 18 days told us they would end their strike no matter the vote, but dozens
of other people including children said they will begin their own hunger strike over this no vote. we turn now to breaking news this morning. eastern europe on the brink of war. russia beginning strategic nuclear exercises today. president vladimir putin ordered and oversaw the so-called test launch of ballistic and cruise missiles this morning. it is estimated there are now up to 190,000 russian troops on the border with ukraine. the kremlin still denies planning to attack. >> i can say with absolute certainty if russia further invades ukraine, the united states together with our allies and partners will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs. >> that warning from vice president kamala harris today, directly to russia at the munich
security conference. harris and other nato leaders just met with ukraine's president this morning to discuss providing the country with additional military and financial support should russia invade. although now it seems that the question is not whether russia will invade but rather when. president biden friday said that putin has already made the decision to attack, adding it will happen in the coming days. today in the bay's ian cole reports on the local impact. >> reporter: president biden says vladimir putin is using the playbook for an invasion, spreading misinformation to set up false justification to invade ukraine. >> as of this moment i'm convinced he has made the decision. we have reason to believe. >> the white house says up to 190,000 russian troops are surrounding ukraine, but the president says diplomacy is still on the table. i spoke with steven pifer, a fellow at stanford and former u.s. ambassador to ukraine. >> to give the biden administration credit, i think
they have the framework just about right because they defined an off ramp of diplomacy if moscow wants to get out of the crisis without going to war, but they've worked closely with allies to come up with some very painful costs should the russians go in. >> reporter: he said that the invasion happens, the sanctions imposed on russian would be swift. >> it would prevent russian banks from dealing in dollars, from dealing outside of russia. there are sanctions that would prevent the export to russia of semiconductors and other high-tech goods which are very important both to the russian's military industry but also the civilian economy. >> reporter: some analysts expect putin could retaliate by cutting off oil and gas exports. one gas buddy analyst told us gas company go up to $6 a gallon in california. others say it is too early to tell. >> with the economy already nervous, there's really a possibility people will panic in the gas market, the gasoline market and also the natural gas market, and both of those prices
will go up substantially. >> reporter: and that could come just days after an invasion. ian cull, today in the bay. new this morning, a gunman is on the loose after nearly killing a man in the south bay. it happened just after 9:30 last night in the area of marlboro court and del monte avenue in the east bay. when police found the victim he was suffering a life threatening injury but say he has stabilized. police are looking for the shooter. a northern california school district is at risk for losing its liability insurance for defying the state's mask mandate. california still does require masks be worn indoors at schools but last week the roseville unified high school board mere sacramento voted to drop the mask requirement. the district could lose the liability insurance, meaning they would be liable for anything that steps from not obeying state law and not having the mandate in place.
legal experts also add the district could lose its covid disaster funding and be fined by cal osha. a spokesperson for the district said a response would be sent out this weekend. moving you forward, when will the state lift the mask mandate for schools? governor newsom says he will make an announcement near the end of this month. newsom says a specific date will be given when the masks can come off. turning now to our coverage of the olympic winter games as they near their finale, and a live look for you again at the olympic flame spinning go birdie in the middle as we mark the final two days of competition. team usa is making a push for more medals. "today in the bay's jay gray has been following it all for us and has this report from beijing ahead of tomorrow's closing ceremony. >> reporter: good morning, kira. team usa closing out strong, a double take in the mountains, and then the americans also sliding into place for more medals on the sled track. >> it is wild in go birdie.
>> reporter: team usa takes two in the half pike. alex ferreira flipping the bronze, david wise flying the silver. >> i have come to the olympics three times and medaled every time, to me it is unbelievable. >> reporter: the americans have won five of the nine possible medals in free ski halfpipe since it became an olympic sport in 2014. the final figure skating medal event is on the ice right now. the american pair sixth and seventh going into this morning's preskate. also this morning, the final runs in two-women bobsled. humphries team in fifth place with an outside shot at a medal while elana meyers taylor and her partner in third behind two german sled teams. >> it will come down to being consistent. it will be a battle of making the least amount of mistakes. >> reporter: there's no mistaking what meyers taylor
means to team usa. after missing the chance to carry the american flag in the opening ceremony because of a covid quarantine she will get the honor on the closing ceremony. she has been so dedicated here. had weights delivered while in quarantine for covid, worked out and won one medal and has a chance for another. good thing she carries the flag in the close. that's it for us. back to you. >> thanks, jay. always a pleasure to see you. we will reveal the count now as the music plays, so be sure to look away from your screen if you don't want to see the results just yet. and at 7:09 we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, the san francisco chinese new year parade is back in person today. how it will impact the commute across the city. plus, the 500-pound bear is
celebrating the chinese new year. this weekend is the parade in the city. we will get to that in just a moment. but first, a follow-up in oakland. the city council has now certified the environmental impact report for the howard terminal ballpark. this is for the oakland a's hopeful ballpark near jack london square. with the eir now approved the council can move forward with votes on the development agreement. the $12 billion plan also includes room for housing, offices and retail space. now we take you to tahoe where this huge bear is causing major headaches. police have dubbed the 500-pound bear hank the tank. his latest break-in happened at a home near south shore. hank busted in a fence, broke a small window and got into the house. officers eventually got hank to leave through the back door by banging on the outside walls. the bear is responsible for dozens of break-ins over the
past several months. wildlife workers are trying to capture and euthanize him because he's become too dependent on humans. back here locally, a big scare for people in the east bay hills. a full-grown python, two people found the large snake in shibo regional park along a trail near redwood road and managed to snap these photos. >> we came right down the path, probably like, you know, 20 minutes later i looked -- i actually looked away from the snake. i said if i don't look at the snake i can walk by without totally stressing out. then my partner looked over and she's like, it is not there. >> oakland zoo experts say it is a ball python. while it may look dangerous it is not. people often have experts suspect someone may have dumped their pet at the park. they also think it may be injured, so if rangers see it they're hoping to get it to vets. as i was just mentioning, san francisco's chinatown is alive with excitement. the chinese new year parade is
happening today after pausing during the pandemic, and huge crowds are expected. "today in the bay's" thom jensen shows us the preparations. >> reporter: bleacher seats along the route, sold out quickly according to organizers who say enthusiasm is high as san francisco welcomes back the chinese new year parade. >> this event actually brings back tourism to the city, and especially brings back tourism to chinatown, who has been hit hard economically in the past two years. >> reporter: san francisco's chinese new year parade has traditionally been a huge draw as hundreds of thousands of visitors swarm to chinatown to celebrate. but over the past few years crimes against members of the aapi community increased, so there will be dozens of extra uniformed officers and security volunteers from diverse background this year. >> we will have martial artists walking with us, also people trained in self-defense that will be able to step into action if anything happens.
>> reporter: the diversity a sign of solidarity and the lunar new year celebration a chance to show that in a proud and public way. >> so we're super excited about coming out, and especially with all of the attacks against asians, we are here to let them know, hey, we're here, we're not invisible, we have a voice, and we want to show people that we're going to be out here and we're not scared to come out. >> there's always safety in numbers, and so we are expecting a large turnout. we are going to have a large presence. >> reporter: the parade starts at 5:15 saturday evening at second and market, and the floats then crisscross through chinatown, ending at jackson and kearny streets nearly three hours later. in san francisco, thom jensen, "nbc bay area news". so if you are headed to san francisco for the parade or not, expect some traffic delays while the parade is happening. "today in the bay's" mikie noe has more on how it could impact your commute. >> reporter: good morning, kira. let's turn our attention to san francisco because this weekend
brings the return of the chinese new year parade. we have a 5:15 start and it is on market, market at second, but the route quickly gets over to other streets and eventually goes down kearny over to jackson. that will be local street closures which start about 2:00 p.m. and may extend as long as 9:30 depending on how long the cleanup take. that it disrupt local traffic. it also will disrupt the bus routes from muni along the route, meaning some delays. keep it in mind. it is a bummer but go to sfta.com for specifics on the route. find out about free cable cars on the weekend to help celebrate the lunar new year. happy new year. year of the tiger. back to you. >> thanks, mike. let's check in with mist vianey arana to find out how the weather will be for the parade today. >> it will be pretty stunning. thankfully, you know, this is happening on a day when the temperatures are still going to be pretty warm overall with
sunshine as well. so let's take a look right now as you head out the door. i will get to your hourly forecast for san francisco in a second. we have temperatures starting out in the 30s and a couple of 40s right now. 37 degrees in morgan hill. 40 degrees in san jose. 47 in oakland. san francisco, 50 degrees. let's take look at the 24-hour temperature change. notice no big changes now when it comes to the past 24 hours, but heading into tomorrow we are going to see a drop in those temperatures and also a kickup in the winds. if you are going to be heading to san francisco for that parade, here is a closer look at what to expect, your hour-by-hour forecast. of course, this takes place at 5:15 tonight to 8:00 p.m. look at the temperatures. we will be in the 60s through the afternoon, and then eventually into the overnight hours we will remain in the low 50s. by the end of the, you know, parade, it will get a little chilly at times but overall beautiful weather. perfect for a parade to celebrate in chinatown. as we head on over into the walnut creek area, your
temperature hour-by-hour is going to bump up into the 50s. by about 10:00 a.m., notice we are cold right now but the winds are calm. by 1:00, 2:00, temperatures will be in the upper 60s. heading over to the south bay and san jose, 44 degrees. now, one big thing that's also going to change in addition to the drop in temperatures is going to be an increase in wind. so enjoy today's forecast. it is going to be beautiful. 72 degrees in morgan hill. los gatos, 70 degrees. in through the east bay, 69 in oakland, 72 in pleasanton. fremont, 70 degrees. san mateo, 68. redwood city, 70 degrees. san francisco will be in the upper 60s today, and up through santa rosa, 73. sonoma, 72. let's look at satellite radar and talk about what is going on and when the big change is coming. it will finally start feeling like winter around here. we have an upper level disturbance that is actually going to be kicking up the winds starting tomorrow, but also bringing in some cloud cover as well. take a look at your sunday wind gust forecast.
by 12:00, san francisco is going to get pretty gusty. 24-plus miles per hour, but then it gets windier heading into the afternoon. sunday evening into monday, look at san francisco, santa rosa, at 20-plus-miles-per-hour winds, 30 plus at times with gusty conditions expected into tuesday. we will definitely feel the return of winter. not only that, you guys, but we also have the chance of seeing some rain heading into tuesday as well with a chance of thunderstorms. because the temperatures are going to be drop, there could also be some low-elevation snow in our forecast as well in through the southern california area also expect to see rain heading into tuesday and wednesday. the low pressure system is going to bring plenty of instability with a drop in temperatures. this will be a nice change compared to the record highs we saw last week. so look at your seven-day forecast. a chance of thunderstorms, tuesday and wednesday. kira, that's the change. >> i'm guilty of enjoying the record highs, but, boy, that rain return is so welcome.
great news. thanks, vianey. it is 7:20 right now. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, shedding light on a shrinking community. the fight to keep black voices heard in san francisco. i think we're done writing this declaration. is that the latest copy? i swear it was just here. john! you had one job. it seems to have vanished before my very eyes. i shall (bleep). fellas, fellas relax. i created a clickup task.
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african american community. census numbers show the black community is disappearing in san francisco, creating the threat of a cultural void, but "today in the bay's" joe rosato jr introduces us to a group of artists determined to keep their presence in the city. >> i've been painting and drawing since i was in jobina fortson high. >> reporter: there are a great many met fors droechb into the art. bits of broken ceramics. >> this is beautiful broke as they are complete. >> reporter: zip ties. >> they may reference the police in that they use zip ties as stand-ins for handcuffs. >> reporter: and fabric. >> my mother made quilts and my grandmother, my great-grandmother, and they expressed their creativity, their joy, their anger, their world view. >> reporter: like them, he expresses himself through his art. >> for me they are a stand-in for my feelings of what it is like to be black and queer. >> reporter: as a black san
francisco artist, he is among two communities, artists and african americans, who have increasingly been priced out of san francisco. in response, he and other black san francisco artists formed the 3.9 collective. >> use our work as a way of raising awareness about the dwindling number of blacks in the bay area of san francisco. >> reporter: the name of the collective, 3.9, refers to a newspaper article that predicted san francisco's black population would eventually fall to 3.9%. in actually, it has fallen to below 6% from 1970 when african americans made up 13% of the city's population. >> the collective retains that name to really speak about this exodus, and in some ways the invisibility of black americans in san francisco. >> reporter: writer and art history professor jacqueline francis is another of the collective's members. she says the group holds workshops and exhibits, bringing
wisdom and encouragement to younger black artists. >> we all want to link arms and support each other. >> reporter: the group recently linked arms to create a video installation, on display in the san francisco arts commission gallery, a piece called "black magic." even the group itself reflect the challenges black artists face. >> our collective at one time was like 20 folks. right now we are four but we are always looking. >> and this is the earliest form of photography. now i'm putting my hand -- >> reporter: group member ron moultrie saunders uses an old photography technique to explain current affairs in san francisco's traditionally black neighborhoods. >> i use elements like water because the black population of bay view moved there in response to job opportunities at the shipyard. it is a way to have a discussion about the disappearance and the decline of black people in san francisco. >> reporter: the 3.9 collective emphasizes the importance of black voices in the art world
and creating art that reflect the community. >> if we don't have those voices, then we are edited, removed from the narrative, and that's a lie. >> reporter: to him, the collective is a reflection of his own art, bits an pieces, broken and torn, together forming something beautiful and resilient. >> we are still here, we are still agitating. >> reporter: joe rosado jr. >> we're still fighting. >> reporter: "nbc bay area news". at 7:27 we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, another heated meeting in the east bay. students now threatening hunger strikes after last night's vote on the controversial closure of oakland schools. plus, more medals for team usa despite dangerous conditions on the mountains. our janelle wang brings us a report from beijing right after the break.
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♪♪ good morning. it is saturday, february 19th. this is a live look outside in beijing at the olympic flame. we will get to the final days of competition. by the way, the closing ceremony is already tomorrow, in just a few minutes. first, thank you for starting your bay area weekend with us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist vianey arana joins us with a quick look at our
microclimate forecast. hey, via. >> hey. get ready for another day of sunshine and make sure you go out and take advantage and enjoy it because winter is going to be making its return next week. but before i get to that i want to take you through your hour-by-hour forecast for your saturday for areas across the bay area. walnut creek right now starting out in the 40s, but if you look at 11:00, 12:00, mid 60s and eventually by 1:00 or 2:00 we will be bumping up into the 70s this afternoon for walnut creek. take a look right now in san francisco, 47 degrees to start your morning, but a lot of sunshine and clear skies. about 1:00, 2:00 we are talking mid 60s. the winds are calm today, but also expect to see those winds kick up starting tomorrow. san jose forecast right now is about 44 degrees. 70s by 2:00. i will take you through that chance of rain, return of cold temps coming up in my full forecast. kira. >> sounds good. looking forward to it. we begin right now with a follow-up we've been watching closely in the east bay.
the school closures in oakland will happen. last night the oakland school board voted not to postpone the plan to close or merge numerous schools. this despite hours of heated debate and the threat of more protests and hunger strikes. the oakland unified school board held a special meeting to vote on an amendment to delay the closing of community day school and la escuelita elementary school this year and instead hold off on the plan until next year. it is part of the district's larger plan to close and merge 11 schools over the next five years. two directors voted yes, three voted no, and one abstention means the closures will continue. this is what happened when the votes came in. >> motion is not agreed to. >> the amendment fails. >> thank you for that. >> you all -- you all put on this show tonight. you think this is going to work? this isn't going to stop anything. this is the start of it. i'm so insulted that you would
make us and the community sit here for over two hours, knowing that you weren't going to do a darn thing to change the situation. >> two hunger strikers who haven't eaten for 18 days said they would end their strike no matter the vote, but dozens of other people including children tell us they will begin another hunger strike over last night's vote. we turn now to breaking news this morning. eastern europe on the brink of war. russia beginning strategic nuclear exercises today. you see here president vladimir putin ordering and overseeing the so-called test launch of ballistic and cruise missiles. it is estimated there are upwards of 190,000 russian troops now on the border with ukraine. the kremlin though is still denying planning to attack. >> i can say with absolute certainty if russia further
invades ukraine, the united states together with our allies and partners will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs. >> and today that warning from vice president kamala harris directly to russia from the munich security conference. afterwards, harris and other nato leaders you see here met with ukraine's president just about an hour ago to discuss providing the country with additional military and financial support should russia invade. although now it seems the question is less whether it will invade but rather when russia will invade. president biden friday said putin has already made the decision to attack, adding it will happen in the coming days. nbc's matt bradley reports from eastern ukraine. >> reporter: yeah, well, the temperature around this crisis has definitely increased in just the last 24 hours, and it wasn't
came out last night and said that he's determined that vladimir putin, russia's president, has now decided to invade ukraine. there's also been several other telling and alarming incidents not far from where i'm standing here in eastern ukraine, along the border with the two separatist enclaves that are backed by russia. we saw yesterday there was an alleged car bomb that one of the leaders of these spreadist enclaves says was targeting a military leader. the ukrainians called it phony. they say it was made up by the separatist leaders to create a pretext for vladimir putin to send his armies into ukraine. we saw the leaders of one of the enclaves called on all able-bodied men to pick up arms and fight against the ukrainian military. it was a surprising move. he announced he would be evacuating citizens into neighboring russia and he has done so. about 3,400 citizens on our last count that crossed the border into russia, ostensibly to spare
themselves fleeing from a potential ukrainian incursion into one of the enclaves. now, all of that seems very unlikely, but with fore so murky and with tensions sky high all it would take is one spark in this situation to start a war. matt bradley, nbc news, ukraine. >> thank you, matt. back here locally new, a gunman is on the lose after nearly killing a man in in the south bay. it happened just after 9:30 last night in the area of marlboro court and del mar avenue in san jose. police say when they found the victim he was suffering a life threatening injury. they say he has since stabilized. san jose police are still looking for the shooter. also new overnight, a shooting in san francisco. this is video from the citizen app. the gunfire erupting just before 8:00 p.m. in the mission district at 23rd street and san jose avenue. this is just one block from the
busy friday night restaurants on valencia street. investigators say officers found a man with a gunshot wound inside a car. paramedics rushed him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. it is unclear what led to that shooting and the gunman remains on the loose. moving you forward now. many students and families are wondering when the state will lift the mask mandate for schools. governor gavin newsom says he will make an announcement near the end of this month. newsom saying he will give a specific date when the masks can come off. turning now to our coverage of the winter olympic games. they are nearing the end and back to that live look at the olympic flame as we mark the final few days of competition. team usa is making a push for medals in these final days. "today in the bay's" janelle wang has been following the action for us from beijing as things come down to the wire just ahead of tomorrow's closing ceremony.
>> reporter: hi, kira. we are at the mountain cluster, the highest mountain cluster at the olympic games, and the weather conditions gnarly out here. let's show you, minus 5 degrees, but with the windchill at minus 25, gusty winds, 25 miles per hour, one of the coldest days of the olympic games. the free skiers had to change strategy and tricks in the halfpipe. david wise of reno delivered on his first of three runs. the winds gave him trouble with the last two but the first run landed him solidly in second place and he held that spot for the rest of the competition, securing silver. three olympics, three medals for david wise. he has made the podium at every olympics since the event debuted in sochi in 2014. two golds and a silver today. his teammate alex ferreira won silver in pyeongchang and watched away with bronze in beijing. >> yeah, second olympics, second olympic medal. two for two. i'm excited, grateful to be
here. i'm ecstatic really. >> if anything, there's a bittersweetness to this because i had so much i planned on doing here. like i have a deep bag of tricks that i didn't even get to crack into today because of the wind. so i at least got to do one more season of competing because i just have some -- it is like a chef who cooked a really good meal and then doesn't get to share it with anybody. i have all of this stuff i want to show people. >> reporter: team usa athletes out here cheering on david wise, a father of two, even holding cutouts of his wife and two kids. wise was able to video chat with his family right after he won silver. his family back at home in reno at a watch party at the renaissance hotel. it was a fundraiser for sky tavern, one of the world's nonprofit ski resorts to give low income families the opportunity to try the expensive sport of skiing. that's where david wise first learned how to ski, and the event raised nearly $50,000. these windy conditions postponing a major event today. the mixed team alpine event, it was supposed to be mikaela
shiffrin's sixth and final event, her final chance to medal. at this time we're not sure if that event is going to happen because the games end on sunday. at the mountain cluster, janelle wang, "nbc bay area news". >> thanks, janelle. we know you will continue to watch it for us. if you are keeping track of team usa's overall medal count, here is a spoiler alert. we are going to reveal the count as the music plays as opposed the reading them for you. so be sure to look away from the screen if you don't want to see the results. and still to can on "today in the bay" as the world watches russia's potential invasion of ukraine, we explore a tech connection. we speak with one bay area ceo racing to protect his employees.
♪ ♪ come on let's go... ...push for another one! everything looks good, see you next year. see you next year, thank you. making your health a priority is real love. hologic. the science of sure. good morning. it is 7:43. taking a live look in san jose, it is going to be a beautiful day. enjoy it though because the 70s are going to dip down and get a little chillier around here over the next couple of days. before i get to that let's guide you through your saturday. now, your temperature trend is starting out in the 40s, a couple of 30s, but eventually it is going to bump up into some
60s for san francisco. if you are heading to the lunar new year parade in chinatown, the weather will be perfect. comfortable 60s. you may want to take a jacket though because by the end of the night we will be dipping down into the 50s, but no rain for today for san francisco. also, the winds will be calm. expect it to get a little windy into the evening and gusty by tomorrow. walnut creek, 40 degrees. temperature trend, look at 1:00 at 67 degrees. 69 by 2:00. let's head on over to san jose right now. it is about 44 degrees and the temperature is going to bump up into the upper 60s. low to mid 70s for the interior valleys. what is going to happen over the next couple of days? notice today's winds are from the northwest about 9 miles per hour. we have 70s today, it will be dry and sunny, and then we have an upper level disturbance that will drop the temperatures down, bring cloud cover and kick up the wind. redwood city, 70 degrees. up through the north bay also in
the 60s and we will see the wind gusty, especially into the afternoon. by tomorrow, 12:00, look at san francisco, 24-mile-per-hour winds. livermore, 23. san jose will be a little less windy, but by monday into tuesday with the arrival of a low pressure system we are going to also be talking about the chance of seeing rain in the forecast. so winter returns, finally going to feel like winter around here by next week. take a look at tuesday's forecast. there is also a chance that we could see some low-elevation snow in our forecast thanks to the low pressure system that is going to cool us off, dropping the overnight lows potentially to below freezing at times, so something to be mindful of. also expect the winds to kick up starting tomorrow, and you will notice the increase in cloud cover. over the next seven days, a closer look at the forecast. tuesday and wednesday we will monitor the chance of thunderstorm activity. we will go from mid 60s today and 70s, back down into the 60s,
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company with workers in ukraine says he's on the phone with them around the clock. on the website justanswer, an expert takes your questions. while the company is based in the city, most of its developers are in ukraine. the company's ceo travels there often with his family and tells us he's anxious. >> rumor was that russia was going to invade at 1:00 a.m. last night. i mean can you imagine the stress of that fear as a lot of people stayed up until 1:00 a.m. to sort of see if that was going to happen. guess what happened to george? his internet went down right at 1:00 a.m. right. is that part of what -- you know, does it mean something big just happened or what? it turned out it was just the internet. so this living on the edge like that constantly is awful. >> kurtzig is keeping track of nearly 300 ukrainian workers. well, it is already time to start thinking about your taxes. it is a dread chore for many,
but consumer investigator chris chmura and his team want to help you. chris. >> you want to know where your money is going. >> reporter: lindsey rojas says she filed her tax forms herself with a mental question mark, like a lot of taxpayers. >> sometimes there's a hesitation, like did i get all of the credits i needed or should i ask someone that knows. >> reporter: she said that changed when she got free tax help through the united way in alameda. >> they made me feel welcome and it was important for me. >> reporter: they say they have lined up volunteers to help families fill out and file their federal and state tax returns free. >> we want to make sure people aren't leaving any money on the table. >> reporter: if your household income is less than $73,000, you qualify. you have three choices. option a, a zoom session. option b, you can use an online portal. option c, in-person help at 100 locations around the bay area. >> different sites have different protocols, whether they're by appointment or walk in. >> reporter: here is where the qr code on your screen comes in
handy. just point the camera on your phone at it and a link will pop up on your screen. in addition to our qr code, the united way says you can call 211 to find free tax help. chris chmura, "nbc bay area news" trending this morning, a cat missing for seven years has been reunited with its owner. the 8-year-old cat was found by animal services in riverside in southern california thanks to her microchip. they found her owner who moved to tennessee back in 2015. the owners say the cat wandered off and never came home. one of the workers travelled to tennessee to return the cat to her family. at 7:51, up next a quick look at the top stories we are following including another heated meeting over school closures. now students threatening hunger strikes after the vote impacting some east bay schools.
everything looks good, see you next year. see you next year, thank you. making your health a priority is real love. hologic. the science of sure. welcome back. before we get to our top stories this saturday morning, here is what you can expect tomorrow morning on "sunday today" with willie geist. hey, willie. >> good morning, kira. great to see you. tomorrow morning on "sunday today" a conversation and good meal with emmy and tony winner tony shalhoub. we got together to talk about his life and career, from "wings" to "monk" to "the
marvelous mrs. maisel" where he co-stars with rachel brosnahan. >> i learned from rachel. i find myself locking in and observing when she is performing, in a scene, especially during the stand-up monologue that she has. she has a presence and a confidence. i just want that to rub off on me. >> tony shalhoub, plus the latest news in another "life well lived" when "sunday today" airs at 6:00 a.m. in the bay area. if you don't happen to be up at that hour on a sunday, we understand. just set the dvr and we will see you whenever you are ready for us. kira. >> thanks, willie. here is a look at the top stories we are following this morning. the oakland school board will go ahead with plans to close or merge schools. this despite hours of debate and protests and hunger strikes. the school board emergency meeting was held to vote on an amendment to delay the closing of community day school and la
escuelita elementary school this year. they would have held off on the plan until next year, but voted against it. it is part of the district's larger plan to close and merge 11 schools over the next five years. dozens of people including children tell us they will begin a hunger strike over that "no" vote. i can say with absolute certainty if russia further invades ukraine the united states, together with our allies and partners, will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs. >> that warning today -- that warning today from vice president kamala harris directly to russia at the munich security conference. we turn now to the breaking news. after russia held strategic nuclear exercises today, president vladimir putin ordered and oversaw the so-called test launch of ballistic and cruise
missiles. the kremlin continues to deny any plan to attack ukraine. president biden though yesterday said putin has already made the decision, adding it will happen in the coming days. and, quickly, we do have an olympic spoiler alert for you this morning. olympic medalist alanna meyers taylor has won the bronze medal in the two-woman bobsled with her teammate, sylvia hoffman. germany took gold and silver. before we go, vianey has one last look at the forecast. it is going to be really nice. a lot of sunshine. you can already see it as you look out your window this morning, but look at the seven-day forecast. things are going to change. so we're going to go from mid 60s today in san francisco to 50s, and we get the return of winter this week. starting tomorrow you are going to notice also an increase in cloud cover. the winds are going to pick up as well. it is going to get gusty, 20,
30-plus-mile-per-hour winds expected for tomorrow. notice tuesday and wednesday there's a chance of thunderstorm activity and things will get cold. that could even mean some low elevation snow. temperatures today for inland areas will be in the low 70s throughout the bay area, upper 60s. sunday's forecast cools off into the 60s, and now tuesday and wednesday, a chance of rain, kira. >> we need that chance of rain. it has been a beautiful week, but we need that rain to come. vianey, thanks so much for that. thanks to all of you for making us a part of your saturday morning. we'll have more local news for you tonight at 3:00, 4:00 and 10:30 and all day on nbcbayarea.com. our olympics coverage resumes at 11:30 this morning. have a great saturday and we'll see you right back here tomorrow morning.
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