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ade this. introducing the new mcplant. made with the first plant-based patty worthy of being called a mcdonald's burger. ♪ ba da ba ba bah ♪ right now at 6:00, ukraine asking for more firepower as russia threatens a new attack. we continue to follow the latest developments on the invasion and how people in the bay area are stepping up to help. plus, the pain will likely get worse at the pump. markets react to increasing sanctions on russia. the red flag that says oil prices could hit a record high. it's not easy making it in the bay. not even for a longtime restaurant. we talk to the former owners who are now in texas. why they say they had to make the move. >> the news at 6:00 starts now. i'm audrey asistio. >> i'm terry mcsweeney.
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making it in the bay continues to get harder and harder. over the years we've reported on the bay area exodus as people search for more reasonable cost of living elsewhere. >> a family-run restaurant in san francisco's north beach neighborhood has picked up and moved to frisco, texas. they say there were a number of factors that made them decide to leave. here's nbc bay area's kristie smith. >> reporter: on this sunny afternoon, people are out dining in north beach and there are plenty of options to choose from. but one has moved on. >> we had a great run for the whole 16 years. >> they closed their doors last year. >> our health and happiness first of all. of course we love san francisco. >> reporter: the gambachini family left san francisco for frisco, texas and are working on opening a new restaurant there very soon. >> the weather is a bit crazy -- >> yes. >> -- but it's so easy.
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like the processing of deal with paperwork and life. >> reporter: they say it's easier, cheaper and there's a lot of growth there in the city they say there are many challenges. the pandemic was hard along with rent concerns, street conditions and other hurdles. >> more dangerous, dirtier, of course, very expensive to deal with everything in any aspect. private life and business life. that's something that made us, you know, change our mind and get the idea to actually move. try to find different -- a different place. >> the last couple of years have been challenging for us. there was like a closing up and open. >> reporter: back in north beach at cafe sport they've had tough times. mainly due to the pandemic. but with restrictions easing, they are feeling hopeful. >> you can see almost getting back to normal, but not yet. they're getting better. looks like it's going to start
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getting better. >> reporter: christie smith, nbc bay area news. the live look at san francisco for you right now where a lot of workers are headed back to the office this week. city workers are set to return in person tomorrow. it's part of mayor breed's welcome back to san francisco campaign. welcome back to sf is the technical name. many local business leaders support the pledge which is designed to get the city on the road to economic recovery. several of the city's largest companies have pledged to get their workers back to the office this month. >> russia announces a new offensive on ukraine with a plan to bomb the country's so-called military industrial complex. that includes private businesses involved in producing weapons and other military equipment. ukrainian president zelenskyy is calling out allies for their lack of response. just hours ago, zelenskyy condemned world leaders for not doing enough to help the struggling country. he says none reacted to the news saying that he hopes to see action tomorrow. he condemned violence that has left civilians dead here in the
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city of irpin, not far from the captain kyiv. accusing russia of targeting people trying to flee the country. the u.s. government can't corroborate who broke the cease-fire, but zelenskyy specifically pointed to the death of four people, including two children. that's just part of what president zelenskyy said. how many families like this one have died in ukraine? we will not forgive. we will not forget. we will punish everyone who committed atrocities in this war, on our land. secretary of state antony blinken spoke to chuck todd on "meet the press" this morning. he said they're still trying for a peaceful end to the invasion and that russian president vladimir putin has no realistic way to control the 45 million people living in ukraine. >> what we've learned over the past couple of weeks is that they will fight to the end for their country. and if it takes a week if it takes a month, if it takes a year. and he has no plan, putin, for how this actually ends on his
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terms. >> ukraine is asking for more equipment to fight back, specifically fighter jets. blinken said nato countries are working out a plan to get those jets to ukraine but congress is also looking at a proposal to give $10 billion in aid. south bay congresswoman anna eschew says that will likely pass. >> we'll approve this money, very importantly, to give the ukrainian people air cover. what's very important from this is, and president zelenskyy has said it we will fight the fight. just give us what we need. and that's exactly what we're doing. the list of companies dropping service for russia keeps growing. american express says it's suspending service in the country because of the invasion. company said globally issued american express will no longer work in russia and cards issued in russia won't work outside that country. american express says it is also ending its business operations
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in belarus. that after both mastercard and visa stopped operating there yesterday. the streaming powerhouse netflix also pulling its service. the russian market makes up just a small part of the company's numbers but netflix had a few russian shows in the works and also did not comply to russia's new strict laws on news channels. tiktok also going to stop new uploads and live streams in russia. they are citing russia's crackdown on media outlets. people will still be able to watch videos they upload bud won't be able to view or add anything new. ♪♪ you've heard of praying for peace. this is playing for peace in ukraine. students from the san francisco conservatory of music gathered at patricia's green in hays valley for an outdoor concert and fundraiser for ukraine. the event featured a silent auction with donated items from a dozen local businesses. student performers were happy to
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lend their talents to a good cause. >> such a great opportunity for us as musicians to show our support and show how much we care. >> reporter: proceeds from the day's event will be donated to the nonprofit direct relief which is based in santa barbara. they're working to send supplies to ukraine. a san francisco pot shop is also raising money for ukraine. the methrive is owned by, korean americans. the shop is teaming up with nearly two dozen other cannabis brands to donate proceeds to sunflower of peace. that's a group providing medical and humanitarian aid to frontline health workers and people affected by the violence in ukraine. >> this is a moment in time to speak with one voice that we're not okay with what's happening in ukraine and god forbid this happen anywhere else, we would do the same. show our voice. >> medithrive will donate 100% of today's sales and 10% of all sales until march 13th.
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a big show of support for ukraine at the state capitol tonight where thousands have gathered for a rally and march. the rally started around 4:00 this afternoon. and included a long list of speakers, musicians and elected officials. national guard general was also part of that program talking about the guard's longstanding partnership with ukraine. many in the crowd waved or carried the blue and yellow flag. others hoisted signs. the crowd is set to march around the capitol in about an hour. there are a lot of ways you can help from home. we put together a list of the organizations that are trying to bring aid to the victims of this invasion. all you have to do is go to and click on the link on our trending bar. one of the front-runners in the upcoming san jose mayoral race opened her campaign office this morning. santa clara supervisor cindy chav chavez's new campaign office. about 200 people showed up. they'll hand out lawn signs and share why they support her for
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mayor. u.s. representative anna eshoo was there and dave cortese who has worked with chavez for 20 years. he said it's time for san jose to elect another woman mayor. >> she's a bold leader and a hard worker. and i think she's the strongest woman candidate that we've had in decades running for mayor of san jose. let's not miss the opportunity. let's elect her. >> chavez is running on affordable housing, tackling homelessness and improving public safety. recent polls show her leading the race along with city council member perales. a first of its kind program in california to pay low-income jurors starting in san francisco tomorrow. the "be the jury" program will compensate low to moderate income jurors for their service. jurors will get $100 per day if they qualify. to qualify they must earn less than $74,000 for a single person and less than $106,000 for a family of four and are not compensated by their employer for jury duty. the city says the goal is to
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create more diverse groups of jurors. currently california courts pay jurors 15 bucks per day but only beginning on the second day of service. the homeless crisis in san francisco has reached emergency levels. an episode two of our new streaming series "saving san francisco" which comes out tomorrow morning, we search for a solution. watch episode one right now on your roku or other streaming device by downloading the nbc bay area app. then see episode two monday morning. all right. an all-out brawl in the stands during the sharks game. what witnesses are saying about the stand fight. he's heading back to court. what's on tap for mma star cain velasquez this week as his case continues. and for now, clear skies in san francisco, but clearly cool temperatures. 50 with that west wind at 15. how a change in the wind direction tomorrow could lead to 70s around the bay area. when we come right back.
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the case involving former mma star cain velasquez continues tomorrow. he's expected tock charged with attempted murder. the bail hearing also expected. velasquez accused of trying to shoot a man who allegedly molested a close relative, a young child. this video is -- well, not that video. this video appears to be velasquez in his truck chasing after the vehicle he just rammed. velasquez fired his gun and hit
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his intended target's father. not the intended target. another case we're following. jury selection set in the second high-profile theranos trial. balwani, elizabeth holmes' former business partner and boyfriend was charged with the same wire fraud and conspiracy she was charged with. holmes accused balwani of being abusive and controlling. in january, a federal jury convicted holmes on three counts of wire fraud. one count of conspiracy against investors. her sentencing is set for september. take a look at this new video of a fight at the shark game saturday night that involved 20 people. witnesses told nbc bay area this started when a group of predators fans started cursing, making noise during the game and some of those predator fans allegedly spilled beer on sharks fans and then that's when the fight broke out. witnesses say the predators fans were escorted off the premises,
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apparently no one got arrested or cited. we reached out to the sharks but haven't heard back. a follow-up involving san francisco's only ukrainian restaurant. it's been hard at work raising money for humanitarian assistance in ukraine. as we showed you, a restaurant near the financial district had a line out the door yesterday for most of the day. it was selling freshly made paroshkes. the restaurant says it raised $6500 yesterday. really impressive. workers made more than 1,000 of them in just a few hours. all proceeds are going to help the people of ukraine. joining us now, rob mayeda. if you like today, you're in luck. >> copy and paste. >> a change in the wind. probably a good 5 to 10 degrees warmer than the highs we had today but that wind could be a real big part of the story by the middle part of the week.
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maybe too much wind in some cases. we'll look at that in a moment. a north wind at 13 into san jose. 56 degrees. clear skies. take you over to livermore. currently 52. into the north day, we have 54 degrees. but it's a sea breeze. the flag there with the west wind at 15 into san francisco. no fog, though we meet see a few low patches of fog across the bay. and then the winds start to change direction. the arrows pointing onshore. that's the sea breeze we expect to see. tomorrow morning before sunrise, notice the arrows start to change direction. in the valleys you'll probably not notice it. on the hilltops, the areas of red in the north bay indicate gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour. a sign of high pressure building in and a warmer air pattern as we head through the afternoon tomorrow. unlike today. so the morning begins with 30s
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and 40s. probably not quite as cold. if you have the winds going, you'll probably wake up to some 50s. by midday, already trending a bit warmer than today's highs as early as noon tomorrow and then places that could find 70-degree temperatures. sonoma and santa rosa. probably calistoga included. mid-60s around san francisco. mid to upper 60s as well around san jose. tuesday, not much change. those winds will still be ongoing across the hilltops. and wednesday, more wind as the bit of northwest wind picks up on the coast. instead of bringing us rain, this weather system dropping in east of the sierra on wednesday. and it's going to bring a lot of wind starting wednesday. initially that wind will be onshore which will lead to the cooler temperatures on wednesday. we'll have to see these areas in purple showing up in the north bay mountains in the santa cruz mountains by thursday morning. that could be strong enough. 40-mile-per-hour or higher gusts. we could be looking at with the
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wind advisories and potential for higher impacts on the mountain areas for the middle part of the week. no rain in the forecast but watch that wind into wednesday and thursday. for now the best chance for rain for mendocino county northward, probably right there on sunday. but again the trend through this la nina winter. the incoming storms, they see this and tend to shift it farther to the north. i think that's close to the reality for next weekend. we'll get clouds but other than the far north bay, probably not seeing a good chance of any rain out of that system. we've got warmer temperatures. dealing with gusty, dry, offshore wind at times. 60s and 70s for highs. should see that through most of the week. cool or wednesday. the wind northwest coming in off the ocean but gusty conditions, wind advisory could be possible in the hills in the middle part of the week. for now the rain, i think, staying north of the bay area. hopefully that will still bring us some snow along the northern sierra areas north of interstate 80. we'll be watching that as we
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head toward next weekend. >> we'll take anything. >> exactly. >> rob, thanks. it might get worse before it gets better. the new warning sign that our high gas prices are going to keep going up. we'll explain after the break. an nbc news exclusive tonight. former attorney general bill barr breaks his silence. lester holt speaks barr in his first television interview. i believe this is part two. barr speaks about his relationship with former president trump. you can watch it here on nbc bay area at 9:00 tonight.
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looks like high gas prices will be here for a while. u.s. crude surges in early trading this evening as the market reacts to a possible ban on russian oil. futures for wti, the u.s. oil benchmark, shot up 8%. that puts the price at more than $125 a barrel. the highest since mid-2008. while there's a delay from a jump in crude to what you actually pay at the pump, experts say you can expect those prices to keep rising. there have been some very high prices already seen at local stations but south of the bay area, you might not believe just how much some people are paying right now. at this station near big sur, gas is priced at $7.59. >> whoa! >> per gallon. this is the -- >> $8.50 for premium, what? excuse me. >> so this is the americo station in gorda. it's the only station for miles in either direction. so employees say a lot of
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customers are shocked at that cost. >> some people get more of a surprise and i see a lot of people taking pictures. it's more of kind of like, wow, i'm paying this much for gas? >> unpleasant surprise. here in the bay area, the average gas price is well above $5 as you know by now. aaa says some cities have seen that cost jump by more than 50 cents in just the past week. let's go and take a look at how the cost of gas has changed over the course of the past year. today gas costs an average of $5.29. last week it cost $4.82. last month, gas was $4.67 on average. and a year ago, gas in california cost just $3.73. on average. >> we should have filled up more often last year. >> i know. i thought that was too much, $3.73. >> $5.29 and going up. wow. let's get into something that's a little easier on all of us.
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anthony flora joining us with sports. >> we are talking stanford women's basketball. they deliver another dominating performance in the pac-12 championship. how these defending national champs took control of the title game today against utah. stick around. sports is next. ♪ dry eye symptoms keep driving you crazy? inflammation in your eye might be to blame. let's kick ken's ache and burn into gear! over the counter eye drops typically work by lubricating your eyes and may provide temporary relief. those drops will probably pass right by me. xiidra works differently, targeting inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. what's that? xiidra? no! it can provide lasting relief.
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the pac-12. they went unbeaten and today cut down the net at the conference tournament. russell wilson watching his sister anna and the cardinal take on utah in the championship game. a two-point game at the break. then the cardinal take control in the second half. hayley jones. she was the tournament mvp. stanford blowing it open in the fourth quarter with a 21-1 run. cameron brink had 16. lexie hull added 15. stanford beats utah, 73-48. it's the 15th pac-12 championship tournament championship for the cardinal. the warriors have lost four in a row. you might not like to hear this, but it's likely going to climb to five. steph curry, klay thompson and wiggins will not play. the they will rest the stars because they have to travel to denver and back to the bay area
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and back. >> two of those games being in denver, going back and forth, we're not going to put our high minutes guys at risk. >> so the warriors play at denver on monday. it's rescheduled from december because of a covid game that was postponed. the dubs return home to play the clippers tuesday and then head back to the mile high city. this is glen big baby davis. he won a championship with the celtics 14 years ago. he was sitting courtside in someone else's seat. i guess he wanted a better view but the guy says, buddy, i'm sorry, but that's my seat. you have to move. hey, celtics, take care of your champions. courtside seats. he won a title for you. >> come on. >> all right. well, he got to see the game. he's tall enough, he can look over everybody sitting down. that's it for sports.
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you saw it here. lester holt anchoring "nightly news" on the ground in ukraine. he traveled into the country this morning documenting his journey for us tonight. he shared his experience. >> back on the road to lviv now. we've passed what appear to be several checkpoints along the way. we haven't been pulled over, however. the ukrainians are clearly on guard for the potential of russian saboteurs or spies. >> still ahead tonight, a nightly news special. lester goes one on one with former attorney general bill barr who is opening up about his time in the trump white house. you can watch that tonight at
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9:00 on nbc bay area. >> that is the one and only. it's part two, but that is the one interview that we'll be able to see tonight. >> they cover a lot of ground. >> thanks for joining us. we'll be back again at 11:00. >> see you then. behold... unlimited wireless for only 30 bucks. that's pretty cool, but you know what's cooler? saving up to 400 bucks! exactly. and if we really want to take it up a notch... get all that and nationwide 5g included. oh nice shot, send that to me. i got you. break free from the big three and get connected to the nations most reliable 5g network. get the new samsung galaxy s22 series on xfinity mobile. and right now, save big with up to $750 off a new samsung device. plus, get unlimited for $30 per line per month when you get 4 lines. switch today. (swords clashing) -had enough? -no... arthritis. here. aspercreme arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduces inflammation?
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