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>> new security measures that may help halt the recent retail robberies. >> plus, stopping the spread of the newest covid variant as cases expand across the globe. we are live in washington with new measures the white house is taking and the new warning just out from one vaccine maker. dry weather continues in the forecast with mild temperatures, but as we head into what is usually one of our rainiest months of the year, we will see how it looks as we wrap up november. this is "today in the bay." good tuesday morning to you. giving tuesday, it is. donate to your local organizations out there. thank you for making us part of your morning. i am marcus washington. >> i am laura garcia. a message for families that san francisco is safe to visit. >> leaders will take another step in response to the wave of recent flash robberies. today in the bay's cierra johnson is live in san francisco
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explaining why the proposal stands. cierra? >> reporter: yeah, good morning. that proposal right now will be voted on by the members of that board. if approved it would add sheriff deputies off duty to protect the businesses, in turn protecting shoppers and the general public. this is what it means for the folks here in the city of san francisco. the legislation was introduced at the end of september and a vote is expected today. the deputies would be off duty and paid overtime by the businesses and not the city and they would be armed and wear their standard uniforms. that meeting is going to continue at 2:00 this afternoon. and we are learning more about one suspect union square smash and grabs.
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it's hard to forget the swarms of people running and stealing from the high-end storms, and one of the nine arrested is facing a judge today. callaway is scheduled for a hearing at 9:00 a.m. this morning and we will be sure to bring you the outcome of the hearing on air as well as online. despite proposals for deputies to serve as security in light of recent thefts, mayor london breed said the city is still safe. we caught up with her with the tree lighting ceremony in castro, and this is what she had to say. >> my hope is that these people are held accountable. >> reporter: today is a very big day, not only in terms of the legislation. we will know whether it passes later this afternoon, and also in regards to the fate of the individual, we will bring you what comes out of that hearing
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both on air and online. >> thank you, cierra. on the heels of that happening today, two or three suspects arrested in walnut creek are set to appear in court for arraignment. this follows yesterday's court appearance by a third suspect. in that case, prosecutors alleged rodney stole $2,000 worth of merchandise. those charged include robby and violent threats against nordstrom workers. now the omicron variant has been detected in 15 nations, and the latest case reported overnight in japan. alice, the president promised stepping up efforts this winter. >> yes, good morning, marcus. we are expected to hear more
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about the details on thursday. that's when president biden says he will layout the battle plan to wart off a winter surge omicron in mind and delta. cases of omicron was detected in japan and in canada, and the president said the travel restrictions he put in place yesterday will slow the variant here in this country but that alone won't stop it. as the concerning new omicron covid variant spreads in countries across the world, scientists are racing to answer critical questions about just how contagious and dangerous it will be. one question appears answered. for now the u.s. is not headed for another widespread lockdown. >> we have more tools today to fight the variant than we ever have before. >> president biden stressing new travel restrictions buy us time,
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pressing americans to use this window to get vaccinated and get their boosters. the cdc strengthening its recommendation saying all adults should get a booster shot, and pfizer will seek authorization to boost 16 to 17-year-olds. >> get your booster. get it tomorrow. get your system revved up, because omicron is probably coming here. >> scientists say existing vaccines will test whether their formulas need to be adjusted. >> we have to go as quickly as we can and have good and solid data to base these decisions on. >> president biden promising a detailed plan later this week on how the u.s. will fight off the winter surge. in washington, alice barr, nbc news.
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6:05. moderna ceo proving existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling the omicron variant compared to other strains. it could take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture a new variant-specific jab at scale. developing for you this morning, this is a warning for seniors here in the bay area. criminals have recently targeted older women, at least four east bay cities all of them walking along and then they lost thousands of dollars in jewelry. one of those victims, 95-year-old francis roberts said she was walking in berkeley on thanksgiving day when a car pulled up with a man and woman in the front seat and two children in the back. the woman got out of the car and put her necklace around her head as a distraction and stole her
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$2,500 ring and her necklace passed down by her mother. >> we had a pact that she would wear the chain until she died and then i would wear it when i died, and that was our way of keeping up with each other. >> over the past few days, similar crimes have occurred in berkeley, brentwood and twice in san ramon. and then public feedback on the water contingency plan in water shortage pz that. in june, customers were asked to cut water usage by 20% because of the current drought. downtown san josé this morning, the tree is sparkling bright for us this morning as we get ready for this tuesday. meteorologist, kari hall, has a look at the forecast for us as we start out nice and cool. >> nice and cool, in some spots foggy. let's head back to santa rosa. we did get nearly three inches
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of rain but that's half an inch below where we normally see our rainfall for the month. we do have a surplus since october 1st. that has been shrinking every day, and we are dealing with the fog as you head out, san francisco down to half moon bay. we have seen very low visibility there as our temperatures start out in the low 40s in some spots this morning. it's going to be a nice day with a lot of sunshine. it will still be hazy as our temperatures reach into the high 60s, low 70s. mike, you are seeing the fog on the bay bridge camera? >> yeah, and that's focusing from the east bay over towards san francisco. the metering lights were turned on early, about 5:30 this morning, typically about 5:45 on a tuesday. we're looking at the backup on the camera as well as heading up over the metering lights. the fog right about in this section right here.
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anything over on the san francisco side in treasure island is clear and moving smoothly as well. we know about this crash just off of mare island. maybe more of a factor heading to or from novato, and this commute overall for the rest of the freeways relatively smooth and light. >> we like that. smooth and light. coming up next on "today in the bay," one crime costing people thousands of dollars becoming a lot more common in the bay area. ahead at 6:25, the steps you can take to protect your car's catalytic converter. wall street taking steps to protect itself against omicron by selling off a lot. it's not as bad as it used to be, marcus. >> i don't know how this sounds
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our temperatures will start out in the mid-40s and head for the mid-60s by lunchtime. we do continue to warm up a little more from there. we will take a look at all our microclimates as our dry weather tends. looking at the highway 101 in palo alto. the volume picking up a bit. a good amount of traffic heading towards san francisco. smooth drive along the coast, and the north bay, we'll talk about what chp found out about the crash approaching the maze, coming up. good morning. happy tuesday to you. omicron is certainly the word of the week on wall street. interesting trivia. the next greek letter up was supposed to be knew and u, and then they went to xi, and that's also a last name for a lot of people, so omicron it is.
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in the meantime, you can see the affect on the future. fed jay powell briefing congress on the conditions, and inflation will be a topic. leaders like powell say the inflation thing is temporary. if we can get the supply chain back up and running, products will flood into stores and prices will go down, they say. shares on twitter fell slightly after the founder, jack dorsey, said he would step down as ceo. really, these negative numbers on your screen don't tell the tale. in the past when a founder hands power to a nonfounder, good
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things happen and not bad. tim cook was a long-time apple executive when he took over after the death of the founder, steve jobs, and cook turned apple into the most valuable country. jeff bezos stepped away from amazon handing it over to his long-time deputy and amazon is doing fine. and the growth of microsoft has been extraordinary after being handed over. dorsey seems to think that twitter is ready for that transformation, appointing a long-time co-worker but not founder. i did an interview with a much, much younger and clean-shaven jack dorsey many years ago, and i posted that to twitter, which
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seems appropriate. you can find that @scottmcgrew. it's funny when you hear him explaining what twitter is. >> clean cut and preppy then, too. >> yeah, he sure was. then we had to drive him back to school. >> thanks, scott. 6:16. for you this morning and happening now, it's giving tuesday. the annual tradition held on the first tuesday after thanksgiving. this is encouraging people to give to charities and non-profits. before you give, there are steps you can avoid being scammed. experts say do your research and avoid organizations asking for cash or gift cards. also, don't rush into that decision. last year's giving tuesday report americans donated nearly $2.5 billion. trending for you this morning, a trip to an english public turns into an
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all-nighter. they attended a concert in yorkshire, but a blizzard left them snow bound, and so they stayed over three nights in all. the public was stocked up for the winter luckily. those that got stuck watched movies and sang kaeurbg karaoke >> yeah, sounds like they are sticking with their story, huh. yeah, we're stuck. >> yeah, it's a christmas miracle -- a movie. all squared away. >> and they put the on peacock. >> here's what i got out of it. that's what happens when you don't watch the weather forecast. they had no idea a blizzard was
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coming. >> you could be the meteorologist in that movie. >> all right. take a look at this shot. we get our live view of downtown san josé and christmas in the park. i could watch this tree all day long because it's so beautiful. hopefully you will have a chance to get out there and walk around it and enjoy it in person. it's going to be a really nice day. we are headed for the low 70s this afternoon, reaching 72 in east san josé, and 73 in gilroy. the 7-day forecast coming up at the bottom of the screen. not a lot of changes here. our weather is on repeat. we are going back to 70 for walnut creek. oakland today, 66 degrees. 68 in san mateo and daly city, 61. also 61 in the marina district and engel. for the forecast this evening for christmas in the park, it's still going to be clear and just as fast as we warmed up we will
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cool down. it will be a nice evening out there. if you have travel plans, it has been raining all throughout the season. it's still raining. another atmospheric river headed for seattle and portland. that's where all of the rain will steered to the north, high pressure is blocking that. for us it continues, the dry weather, as the rain stays to the north of us so we are not seeing changes here. now that we are wrapping up the month, we are looking at how much rain we measured. in san francisco, it was well below what we get for the month. we are still in the surplus for the water year thanks to the big month in september. going into the next few months, we are entering into what is usually one of our rainy seasons, rainy months of the water year, and so it's starting out very dry. we will see if we can flip this
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pattern and get some of the rain they are getting up around seattle to move in. our temperatures will be in the low 70s for the next few days, and slightly cooler in time for the weekend. mike, you are seeing more fog for the drivers? >> yeah, and it's focused at the bay bridge. as the fog rolled in, they had the metering lights turned on. once you get past the metering lights, you will also see lower visibility. this crash off 580, chp drove through the area and said it looked like there was a crash and that's cleared so that's great news headed towards the maze. a little slowing for vasco here but nothing out of the ordinary, and lighter for the south bay. coming up next on "today in the bay," "nbc bay area responds." if thieves steal your car's catalytic converter, police may
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have a tough time tracing it back to you. but there's a way to protect yourself. our consumer team goes in depth and shows you how. look at this. stunning. if you have yours up, show it off. kari hall has more photos on instagram, twitter and facebook. you can follow her anytime. we'll be right back.
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you know, thieves seem to be stealing catalytic converters nonstop. state farm saying claims for stolen converters shot up last year. >> some departments are saying to label your converter. and consumer reporter, chris chmura, shows us how. >> marking your converter doesn't guarantee it will stop a thief but may help police trace it back to you if it gets stolen, and that could save you serious money. replacing one could cost thousands. first, what do you put on a catalytic converter to say it's yours. you can put your vin. next, how do you put your vin on a piece of metal so it stays there? you have a few options.
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some companies sell customized heat-resistant levels. if the thieves try and peel off the sticker, the vin stays behind in little dots. you can etch your vin. this is what we tried to do with the engraver we got at a hardware store. we have read the directions that came with the etcher. we are doing this on the car while it's cool because the exhaust area can get hot, and we set the emergency break and i will wear these stylish safety glasses. we realized it was a two-person job. my colleague will read the vin to me while i crawl under and scratch it into the converter using the stencil. this takes a little bit of maneuvering.
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>> we have five, "t," as in tom. >> i'm finding it difficult to actually print the letters on with little clearance. after try four or five, we are going to call it here because that went how well? >> not super great. i don't think i would recommend that for most people at home, especially if you have a vehicle like this that has such low clearance. >> the good news, there's auto shops and dealers around town that will do this for you.
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top stories we are following today, including covid cases trending in the wrong direction. plus -- >> reporter: we're at the federal courthouse in san josé, where holmes will face cross examination one day after making claims of a rape at sanford and abuse of her former boyfriend. doing the right thing costs a young man his life. what we know about the latest victim of gun violence in oakland, and where the push now stands to get more officers on the streets.
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he was our heart. he cared about everybody. he tried to protect everybody. >> right now at 6:30, an emotional plea for help from the mother of the latest victim of gun violence in oakland now speaking out. theranos founder, elizabeth holmes on the stand and in tears. a live report ahead on her shocking testimony, and the turn this case may take in a matter of hours. and then protecting americans from the newest variant, a new look at
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california's covid caseload. the numbers leaving some health leaders concerned. this is "today in the bay." good tuesday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. it is a busy morning for us. let's move you forward with a live look at the bay across the bay this morning. you can see right now, meteorologist, kari hall, keeping track of what we can expect from the forecast today, kari. >> there's already a lot of people out the door in oakland, and as you are stepping out the door our temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s, and we will see a cooler start to the day and then sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. get ready for another beautiful day. we do have the dense fog still lingering in parts of the north bay. san francisco down to half moon bay down towards the airport, so we will see some spots dealing with fog to start and then clearing out as temperatures
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head for the upper 60s and low 70s. i'll let you know if there are any changes down the line. that's coming up in a few minutes. oakland's police chief responding to city leaders asking for a change in city policing and crackdown on crime. >> the mayor libby schaaf is asking for more hiring of police officers as soon as possible. >> reporter: you will recall this past june oakland's city council put money allotted for opd into other places, and now the mayor wants that money to go back to opd so they can hire new officers immediately to combat the recent spike in homicides and violent crime on the streets of oakland. as a matter of fact at 11:00 this morning, opd's chief of police will talk to the media to discuss the additional staffing
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of tactical staffing and the recent murders. of course we are talking about what happened this past weekend, the death of a man near lake merritt, killed while trying to stop somebody from break into cars. the victim was 28-year-old eric davis. he worked construction before he came to the bay area. he was heavily involved in his church in los angeles, and we spoke with his mother and aunt who are heartbroken and pleading for answers. >> he was our heart. he cared about everybody. he tried to protect everybody. >> eric is going to take up for whoever can't take up for themselves. >> crime stoppers now offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the
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death of his murder. >> thank you. we here in nbc bay area heartbroken over the death of a security guard while protecting the news crew. he was working in oakland when shot during an attempted robbery. a trust fund has been created the a oakland's metropolitan bank. 100% of the funds will be given to his wife. the reward has grown to $32,000 for information leading to the arrest. this is what police believe was the getaway car, a white abga raw. california's case numbers are not moving in the right direction. here's the snapshot in the past three weeks. we are hovering around 2% for
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the past two weeks. the latest update has our positivity rate jumping to 3%. right now there are 3,400 patients hospitalized, including everybody over five years old, 76% of the state at least partially vaccinated. pfizer is pushing to open booster shots for 16 and 17-year-olds, so the drugmaker expected to ask the fda to authorize those shots later this week. right now only those 18 and older are eligible for an additional dose, and they are adding urgency when it comes to boosters for everybody over 18. it will be six months for the
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full vaccination for pfizer and fda, and two months for the johnson & johnson vaccination. holmes faces cross-examination one day after the emotional testimony about being raped at stanford and then abuse from her ex-boyfriend, who is also the chief operating officer of theranos. kris? >> reporter: this case has been a very high-interests all along, but just to give you an indication about today, this line of reporters and other members of the public waiting to get in was about 30 people deep at 4:00 this morning, and the line has continued to grow. holmes' allegations were deeply personal and we will have to see how the allegations of rape at stanford and abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend play into the accusations of fraud, those
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federal claims. during her day on the stand, elizabeth holmes testified that she was raped at stanford at age 19 claiming that was the real reason she dropped out of school. she testified focusing on starting her own company was the way she coped with the drama, and her relationship with sunny balwani controlled her sleep and was abusive and told her she was mediocre and needed to work harder. she said she was responsible for what happened at theranos but she was under extreme testimony because of what happened of balwani. >> it was very strong testimony. she said she was forced to have sex with him. >> reporter: balwani goes to
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trial on the same charges next year and has previously called holmes' abuse accusations untrue. the questioning she was facing was at the hands of her own attorney yesterday and today it's cross-examination and we expect things could get more heated. our colleague, scott budman, is in line right there and will be in the courtroom later this morning and we will be getting details from inside. >> that's right. scott has been there since the beginning of the case, and you can get the latest on the trial by following him on twitter @scottbudman. 6:38. a live look for you at walnut creek as we get started for the day. meteorologist, kari hall, has a look at what to expect for today. >> starting out chilly and a clear sky for the east bay, and the north bay in deep with the fog in the low 40s. we will see the temperatures go from the low 40s to the 60s today.
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heading out the coast we will see highs reaching up to about 64 degrees here and it's going to be a great day for spending more time out there as our temperatures reach into the upper 60s and low you are seein out there drifting off the highway 101. >> well, here in palo alto, it's fog or there could be a roadside fire and it's difficult to see if it's smoke or low clouds. we don't see slowing because i don't think it's a distraction, and there are no lanes or structures involved. chp should clear that soon. remember, we are looking at lighter traffic on most of the bay, but the east bay, contra costa and heading across the bridge, we have your typical patterns. back to you. >> thank you. coming up next, arrested on the tarmac. a new dramatic video of a traveller being stopped by police. you don't want to miss that.
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scott? >> the president, meanwhile, suffering another defeat for the vaccine mandates. let's get the latest from wall street. this is not as bad as we expected. wall street very concerned about omicron. the 49ers suddenly have holes to fill. the adjustments they will have to make on the fly in sunday's game against seattle. kathy gifford back on the "today" show, and celebrating the release of a brand new book out today, and that's going to be at 7:00, right after "today in the bay."
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as you are step out the door, grab the sunglasses. there's already a lot of friends out there on the road heading to work. our temperatures chilly being back in the mid-40s and then it will warm up and be a repeat of yesterday. we'll let you know if there are changes down the line coming up in a few minutes. might not need the sunglasses here. still low clouds. the sun is coming up and we still have the backup and the metering lights on. this backup will not leave. we will show you how wide it's spread throughout the east bay drive. new video to show you this morning. this is of a woman authorities were forced to detain on the tarmac last night at l.a.x. all the commotion unfolded last
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night, and an airport spokesman said the woman exited the terminal and tried to flag down an aircraft parked at the gate. she's now being held for a psychiatric evaluation. scott mcgrew, there was a demand to be vaccinated. >> yeah, a federal judge listened to the states that sued to block that mandate that applied to any health care facility that receives federal money, which is basically any health care facility. the judge's top consideration is not whether vaccines are good or bad. they are good. instead, he was considering if making a nurse get a vaccine or lose their job would cause staffing shortages and would be
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harmful to patients. a temporary travel ban from some countries might give us more time for the variant, omicron. >> we will see cases of the new variant here in the united states sooner or later, and we threat. >> and then the white house canceled the talk about the supply chain perhaps to keep the focus on covid. congress has a lot in front of it. they need to fund the government so it keeps running and maybe pass build back better in the senate. chuck schumer says that will happen before christmas. >> i will bring the president's build back better legislation to the floor so we can pass it as soon as possible and send it to the president's desk. our goal continues to be to get
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this done before christmas. >> fed chairman, jay powell, talks to the senate today about omicron. this was a previously scheduled meeting but we are watching that carefully. you will find me on twitter @scottmcgrew. the 49ers back in the thick of the playoff hunt but have to go without two key players this sunday. we learned samuel will miss at least one game and maybe two after suffering a groin injury. also, all-pro linebacker, fred warner, will be out next sunday with a bad hamstring. the niners may be playing seattle at a good time. will smith is an actor, producer, author and is now revealing a new talent, impersonator. >> he's taking on somebody californians are very familiar with. >> if you are going to be a
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movie star, the movies can't only be successful in america. you've got to go to every country in the world. you have to think of yourself as a politician running for the job of biggest movie star in the world. >> that's pretty good, right? >> uh-huh. >> of course, that was will smith appearing on graham norton's show. he's talking about the advice the former governor schwarzenegger gave him about the movie business, and some are calling his impression so spot on that it's scary. interesting enough, our producer was cutting that and i asked if that was schwarzenegger. i thought it was good. >> you have heard schwarzenegger' impression of will smith? yeah, neither have i. looking hazy behind you,
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kari? >> yeah, i have been watching the fog drifting through, and it has been mainly clear for drivers heading across the golden gate bridge. i just saw a cruise ship passing under the bridge. we will see the fog clear out as well. temperatures reaching 72 in cupertino today, and 73 in gilroy. the 7-day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen. check that out while we move over towards the east bay. hayward reaching the 60s today. mid-60s for san francisco. low 60s in the outer sunset. 68 degrees in mill valley, while clearlake will reach up to about 72 degrees. nice weather again tonight in union square for hanukkah. we will see the temperatures go from the low 60s to upper 50s. bundle up out there if you are going shopping and enjoying the sights of the city. there has been a lot of rain up around the pacific northwest,
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and it has been so dry and this is where all the action is happening. there has been so much rain it's wracking up to be the wettest fall on record for the northwest. here's the atmospheric river, and it will continue to stream to the north of us and that's because high pressure is blocking it. it's keeping this from moving our way and it's not going to move anytime soon. we could see a few clouds moving in by early next week, but still not expecting much in the way of rain. now that we are wrapping up november, we are looking at how much rain we measured. it was still less than what we have for the month. we had such a big start with the rain in october, and we are still at a surplus for the water year. looking at san josé. we measured 0.1 of an inch all month long, and that's well below normal. we are seeing our surplus shrinking. right now we are half an inch
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above what we normally see. we are going into one of the wettest months of the year, december, and of course, january, the wettest months. over the next couple of weeks, hopefully we will see a change in the weather pattern but for now we will be warmer than normal into the next few days. mike, you have been watching the fog at the bay bridge. >> at the toll plaza, right now, still having low clouds. starting to change from fog to low clouds. it did smack down on the east shore freeway. you see the ships clearing across the span. things are moving out on the approach, but still developing now for walnut creek. that fog descending down here. the golden gate bridge, still a
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good drive. happening now, something has got to give when the warriors take on the league's second best team. the 18-2 warriors are in phoenix tonight hoping to stop the suns' winning streak. the warriors have won seven straight including sunday's game against the clippers. they will play back-to-back games with the suns including a rematch on friday at the chase center. the new measures being taken to contain the newest covid variant, and the warning out from one vaccine developer. plus -- >> reporter: proposed legislation can add an extra layer for businesses around san francisco. you are watching "today in the bay."
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chief, chief armstrong, he will talk about the additional staffing of tactical units to combat this. this comes after the death of a man over the weekend at lake merritt. this man's name was eric davis, 28 years old. he was killed while trying to stop somebody from break into cars. davis moved to oakland two years ago and worked construction. his mother and aunt tell us he was heavily involved in his church in los angeles. now back to mayor libby schaaf, you will recall the city council voted in june to take $18 million allotted for opd and use that for programs that detour crime. now she says she wants that money to go back to opd so that department can hire more officers to combat the recent spike in violent crime. reporting live, bob redell for "today in the bay." san francisco leaders could take another step in response to
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recent flash robberies. cierra johnson live in san francisco. >> reporter: good morning, marcus. right now we are just hours away from a vote on that proposal, that legislation would allow sheriff deputies to work off duty as private security for businesses. that vote taking place today. if approved deputies would be off duty and their over time would be paid by the businesses and not the city, and they would wear their standard uniform and would be armed. that meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:00 this afternoon. we are also expecting to learn more about the case in the smash and grab, the video hard to forget as folks were running after stealing, and one of the
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nine caught scheduled for a hearing today. we will have more on that. a live look outside the federal courthouse in san josé holmes' criminal trial continues in about two hours. theranos founder will be examined after making bombshell allegations on the stand yesterday. among them, holmes said she was raped at stanford which is why she said she left the college in 2019. balwani has not testified in this trial but previously called the abuse allegations untrue. sources telling nbc news, pfizer is pushing to open booster shots for 16 and 17-year-olds. the drugmaker expected to ask the fda to authorize the shots later this week. right now those 18 and older are
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only eligible for another dose. omicron is the new variant. south africa raising the alarm. meantime, moderna ceo predicts existing ceo will be much less effective at tackling omicron, and he warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies can manufacture a jab for the variant to scale. and then the worst case scenario policies are reported every five years. let's get a look at the forecast for you this morning. meteorologist, kari hall, has been tracking that. how is that looking, kari? >> we have seen fog drifting around, but for all of the bay area it's a cold start. we will get sunshine, and temperatures headed for the low 70s. not much of a change going into
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the rest of the week. we will have slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend, and it's still looking dry here over the next several days. san francisco reaching into the upper 60s, and really nice weather for tonight. we have a lot of festivities going on around the city and the bay area. mike, how is it looking heading to work this morning? >> it's slowing the direction towards the peninsula westbound, there's slowing on the highs rise. saw it yesterday, too. nothing major. maybe slow clouds but not enough to impede your visibility. the bay bridge, things are starting to move better, actually. you can see the entire approach to the toll plaza, but the clouds still in the background there, that was a bigger factor, one reason i think the metering lights were turned on a little early, and the fog lifting there. oakland, a good volume of traffic. no problems for the nimitz as
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you drive down between the two bridges we showed you. >> we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> don't forget to join us at our midday newscast at 11:00. a live look at downtown san josé. christmas in the park. the "today" show is coming up next. good morning. breaking news, be prepared. with the omicron variant spreading around the world, president biden and health officials urge all adults to get their booster shot. >> this variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic. >> pfizer seeking approval for its extra dose for 16 and 17-year-olds amid growing fears about the strain's potential impact on very young children. major cities now telling people to mask up once again and this morning, still more questions than answers.

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