tv Today in the Bay NBC January 1, 2022 7:00am-8:00am PST
klapper. meteorologist rob mayeda is in for vianey arana. rob, you were late last night ringing in the new year and you are here early, i appreciate you being here. >> i will confirm last night was cold and today is colder. livermore at 30 degrees. that's going to wake you up this morning. dublin, 30 in santa rosa. the coldest temperatures down in san martin tri-valley. the north bay, upper 20s are possible. that's where the freeze warning is up about 9:00 a.m. this morning. pretty good recovery for the afternoon highs, and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. chilly temperatures again tomorrow morning before the rain makes its way back on our seven-day forecast. a closer look when the rain makes a come back here and how much snow we can expect coming
up in 10 minutes. >> as rob just said, it's cold outside, it was a chilly new year's eve night plus, omicron cases are surging. that did not stop people across the bay area from celebrating the new year with some legal fireworks. sky rangers caught several going off and some are illegally lighting up the san francisco skyline as the clock struck mid night. a majority bay area county raised their fines for using illegal fireworks in hoping to created an added deterrent. there are less than bay area cities allowed safe fireworks, those are the kinds that do not fly into the sky or explode. those includes dublin, union city, gilroy and ramona park. the legal one over the bay may have been called off, thousands
of people gathered to ring in the new year in san francisco. you can see here on your screen. today in the bay's tom jensen is in the city and takes us there. >> reporter: the show is still on san francisco symphony despite health concerns. >> i am fully vaccinated, i wear mask, i am not too worried about it. >> reporter: these two friends plan to enjoy the symphony and they were not about to call off those plans. >> we are here to celebrate the new year and welcome in what's coming. >> reporter: proof of vaccination is required at the symphony. the crowd is limited to just 25% of capacity. three, two, one -- >> reporter: at noon ringing in on 2022 outside chase center from one big nba all-star and a
family-style good time at winter wonderland. >> it's a cool event for kids to have fun outside, we have been locked in. >> reporter: another loss this year. the annual fireworks show over the bay that draws thousands of people to the city was cancelled for the second year in a row due to another covid surge. the crowds are noticeably smaller than normal on the embarcadero. >> reporter: many like this couple still deciding to ripping in 2022 in the city by the bay anyway. >> hoping 2022 we'll see an end to this pandemic. >> for sure. >> oh god, i hope so. >> exactly. i should be wearing my mask. >> reporter: we can put in a party mask instead of this thing.
>> that was tom jensen reporting for us. a deadly shooting in san francisco in richmond district late last night. san francisco police tweeted they're looking for information of what led to the homicide. it happened around 11:30 last night on 3rd avenue and corn wall street. police say there is only one victim. to the breaking news we brought you last night, police say it was a good samaritan who was shot trying to help the victim of a robbery at a bay area mall. it happened yesterday afternoon around 3:45 at the sun valley shopping center in concord. a group of people robbeto help that victim, he was shot. the shooter and thieves got away. the mall was crowded with shoppers on new year's eve. >> we called our loved ones and told them where we were and said
a prayer. >> reporter: concord police tell us the victim is in critical but in stable condition at the hospital. turning now to our coronavirus coverage, california's positivity rate skyrocketed this month. the state reported nearly 16% of covid-19 tests are coing back positive, that's 9% jump from the last update. just two weeks ago on the 15th, our positivity rate was down to 2.6%. our state's positivity has gone full circle, last year on december 31st, the positivity was 17%. that's the highest it ever been. by august it went down to 7.2% before cases started surging again in the fall and the holiday. with the start of the new year, soon it will be a new semester. covid testing will be the key to keep it spreading from schools after this two weeks holiday
break. while covid tests are accurate, timing needs to be precise. audrey asistio explains. >> reporter: the complication of covid had some concerns returning to class. the timing is important. >> i would test on saturday and sunday before starting on monday. you want probably test a couple of times, given the shorter incubation period of omnivore they're the ones that's shedding the most virus. in many ways it's better than pcrs to detect who's infectious
right then. >> reporter: if you tested positive, confirming it by taking a pcr test, if it's negative, repeat it. schools are scrambling to distribute kits to families before new year's day. while testing is crucial. >> you want to prevent this from the start. which means getting everyone vaccinated around them. fully vaccinated, booster doses and the whole nine yards and everybody should be wearing masks when they go out to public spaces. >> we have an entire section dedicated to the pandemic, that's where you will find the latest headlines including new mask, vaccines and quarantine guidelines. that's all on nbcbayarea.com. every time we welcome a new year, we also welcome a new law.
today, kris sanchez show us. minimum wage is $15 an hour for employers have 26 or more workers. this is part of a statewide raise that started in 2016. also, a new law aims to help people who need unemployment benefits. as you know the unemployment development department was slammed during the pandemic. it also gives people a chance to correct any mistakes on their applications before they are disqualified. our neighborhood could see an evolution as senate 9 makes it easy for property owners. it will be easier to add an
additional unit or convert any unit into a duplex. this is an effort to increase housing supply for people trying to make it into the bay. 2022 also bring indianapolis reform, law enforcement have to get approvals before buying what's military-style equipment, things like armor vehicles and such. another law specifies that officers can only use rubber bullets and tear gas to break up protests. bad cops will be banned for life in california. officers convicted of offenses of sexual assault while employed at one agency can just up and get hired with another department. >> make sure you throw your left overs into the composing bins, they can't go into the garbage. >> i always do. thank you, kris. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza this morning.
did you know beginning today, tolls on all bay area bridges except for the golden gate bridge will go up $1. it started as the clock strikes midnight, toll rose from $6 to $7. the tolls don't go up on the golden gate bridge because it's not state owned. >> at 7:11 on this new year's day, we have much more ahead. remembering the icon, betty white, tributes pouring in for the legendary actress who made all of us laugh over so many years.
good morning, the first day of the new year and the sun is rising in a beautiful way. meteorologist rob mayeda has your freezing temperatures in a few minutes. at least 500 homes are destroyed because of a wildfire that ripped through neighborhoods outside of denver, colorado. this is the after math of homes in boulder county. over 1,000 homes may have been loss, they are still assessing the destruction. there are no reports of any deaths or missing people. wind gusts up to 105 miles per
hour. the fire burned roughly 6,000 acres and it's on track to be colorado's most destructive wildfire. president biden approved emergency de declaration for th state. we continue to mourn an american icon. tributes to the american icon, betty white. she died just weeks before her 100th birthday. the sitcom, as a squeaky clean housewife. >> we'll be right back after this commercial message. >> all clear. >> all right, who the hell is expect expecting this? >> she switched it up as rose on
"the golden girls." white may have been america's hippest senior citizen and starring in a super bowl commercial and becoming "saturday night live" oldest host at 88. she devoted her life to the protection and rescue of animals. she will be dearly missed. covid could not cancel the big rose bowl game today. ohio state and utah will face at 2:00 p.m. the braves is set to go on this morning after lavar burton will be the grand marshal at the bowl game. every part must be natural from traditional flowers to round up . you can watch it right here on nbc bay area. as we have been telling you all week, one lucky person could start the new year a few million dollars richer. the powerball lottery is now up to $500 million. that's up from $441 million, the
top prize has been growing since october 4th, the next drawing is tonight. we have a newsroom pool going, if i am not here tomorrow, rob mayeda will be taking over for me. >> thanks for the warning. >> and you will be working tonight so you will take over for everyone. >> i'm make sure to join that pool. >> you need to join. >> yes, if you have plans early this morning, this temperature is the warmest that we are seeing around the bay area. 42 degrees in san francisco. 36, pretty sun rise out there, as you head outside, you want to enjoy the sun rise, you will want warm coffee and a nice coat. 32 in walnut creek and around the tri-valley this morning. it's 30 degrees in livermore. 38 in oakland, you see the low 30s and up to santa rosa. it's the north bay valleys that
we are seeing the most widespread of the coldest temperatures this morning. the freeze warning is in effect for the north bay valleys. we should see temperatures climbing to 49 and napa about 51. we'll have numbers close to 50 and low 50s in to san jose, one thing to keep in mind bay side today, the return of the king tides of coastal and interbay flooding could occur. peaking tomorrow at 7.21 feet after 10:00 and tomorrow another high tide at around 11:00. through the sierra, it should be a decent travel day. the more snow comes in, getting started monday and tuesday, unlike previous weeks, it looks like maybe one to two feet of snow. most of that is coming down for the second half of the week. rein chances returning to the bay area. by monday afternoon, you will see it there, most of this should be focused across the
north bay especially into tuesday and we catch a bit of a break as we get into thursday and perhaps the best chance of rain for us, bay area wide comes in there on friday. rainfall expectations as we spread out seven days, nothing too excess. the areas in red could see two or three inches of rain. we are talking from monday all the way through next saturday. nothing too extreme in the forecast. that rain and extra moisture will boost our temperatures up. after tomorrow we should lose the cold morning. san francisco back in the 50s and daytime highs trending upper 50s. the valleys that's been in the 20s and 30s, that means midweek temperatures start to go up in the 60s. our morning temperatures in low 50s. we'll have more news after the short break. hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. tension builds... the plot twist
you're not alone. calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673, or live chat at calhope.org today. welcome back, we hope to turn the corner on the pandemic. things did take some steps towards returning to normal. there were high highs but also low lows. we have a look back at the year that was. >> reporter: if you are trying to come up for a metaphor for the year of 2021, what might it be? something that reflects the ups and downs and the twists and turns, nothing comes to mind. but 2021 was the year that at least started out with hope.
>> i think we all want to start a sense of normalcy that we have not had in so many months. >> reporter: despite a winter covid surge in january, new vaccines were rolling out in force. we stood in lines and sat in cars and waiting for the jab. it became part of our identity, are you moderna or pfizer or johnson & johnson? one and done. >> the only reason i want to get that one because it's just one. >> reporter: while vaccine hopes was rolling out here. >> kamala harris, the bay area's own kamala harris was rolling out hope at the nation's capitol as taking the oath of office of the first woman of color. we measure the tier system from the most restrictive to purples
to yellows. >> you should be following that and getting these kids back into the classrooms. >> reporter: the same frustrations were felt at gyms and restaurants and small businesses. >> i have been open two months out of the pandemic. >> reporter: each jab of the vaccines move the needles closer. >> today we can begin to reopen our doors. >> the future looks bright. >> reporter: masks rdrobe. we got to watch movies. >> watching indoors and surround sounds, nothing beats it. >> reporter: after a season of card board cut-outs. claims got to reclaim their seats. >> reporter: the return of some normalcy brought back one thing no one missed, traffic. >> hopefully i will be home by
7:00. >> reporter: in may as the trees filled with spring blossoms and a promise of renewal, a different kind of plague came to the bay area, violence. a light rail employee killed nine workers and himself. >> wishing to give them one last hug and telling them how much i love you. >> reporter: ongoing attack on the asian community and our cameras captured the voices of outrage. >> we should feel safe and welcome in america. >> reporter: some long time stores closed. >> this is it. >> reporter: while long time national ranger betty reed turns 100. covid was easing its grips on our lives, we learned a new name, delta variant.
>> the delta variant was much more transmissible. >> reporter: by the time of 4th of july, delta exploded to become the dominant covid strain in california. >> i don't want to get delta. >> reporter: we had too much virus but not enough water, several years of drought left our hills parched. >> tough decisions are coming for all of us. >> reporter: the end of summer, we saw the return of san francisco's cable cars. another thing got back on track, vaccination cards became the new entry points to bars and restaurants and concerts like the return of napa's power rock festival. we saw dream force, although some what paired down. the return of outside lands music festival hit a high note with music lovers. >> back in the crowd and sharing this healing moment almost. >> reporter: as retail look
forward to a holiday rush came a rush of smash and grab retail robberies from san francisco to san jose and walnut creek. >> this is organized crimes. >> you walk around and you see an officer around the corner. >> reporter: the vaccination age drops to 5 years old and older and for adults one or two shots were no longer enough as we look to booster shots to protect us from covid. >> started something and you finish it. >> reporter: as the holidays marched in so did warnings about another new variant with a strange name, omicron. >> we have discovered our first case. it could be much more transmissible than delta. >> i was hoping we would be done with all this by now. >> reporter: and so this year ends where it began. with hopes a new year will get us back to our regular lives without the shadow of the pandemic and without feeling like we are riding with hopes for a happy 2022.
starting your morning with us, i am kira klapper, meteorologist rob mayeda is joining us. when i came in i had to take a picture of my producer's car because she had a layer of frost on it. >> a lot of folks are waking up to that. we had the freezing temperature mark around most of our in land valleys. it feels like the 30s around the inner bay right now including near san francisco. let's take a look at the temperature. you can see temperatures outside 20s by dublin. you factor in the wind that we are seeing this morning, our windchill temperatures and the 30s, feels like 24 in santa rosa and feels like 26 in san martin, for the north bay, we have the freeze warnings up valleys about 9:00. afternoon isertemperatures and trying to make a come back in the seven-day forecast, coming up in 15 minutes. we'll see you in 15, rob.
thanks, the chilly new year's eve night and omicron cases surging did not stop people from celebrating the new year setting off illegal fireworks. sky ranger caught several going off in areas around san jose, union city and san francisco as the clock struck midnight. a majority of bay area counties raised fines for using illegal fireworks and hopes creating an added deterrent did not seem to work last night. there were only a dozen bay area cities that actually only allowed fireworks. the legal big firework show over the bay may have been called off because of the contagious omicron variant. thousands of people still gather to ring in the new year from san francisco. tom jensen was there. >> the show is still on at the san francisco symphony's new
year's eve presentation despite public health officials and covid concerns. >> i am fully vaccinated and i wear masks, i am not worried about it. >> we are here to celebrate the new year and welcome in whatever that's coming and hopefully all good. >> reporter: proof of vaccinations required at the symphony and the mother of all new year's eve party where the crowd is limited to 25% of capacity. three, two, one -- >> at noon, ringing in on 2022 outside the chase center from one big nba all-star. and a family-style good time at winter wonderland. >> it's a cool event for the kids to come and have fun outside. we have been locked in all this time. >> reporter: a noticeable new year's eve lost this year. the fireworks show over the bay that draws thousands of people
into the city was cancelled for the second year in a row due to another covid surge. the crowds are smaller than normal on the embarcadero. >> i was saying how sad it was because all the businesses counting on that revenue. >> reporter: many like this couple still deciding to ring in 2022 in the city by the bay any way. >> hoping for 2022 will see an end to this pandemic. >> for sure, i hope so dbe wear. >> reporter: we should be putting on our party mask. >> that was tom jensen reporting for us. a deadly shooting in san francisco's inner richmond district late last night. san francisco police tweeting they're looking to information on what led to the homicide. it happened around 11:30 on corn wall street.
so far police are only saying there is one victim. to an update of the breaking news we brought you on our 5:00 p.m. newscast, police are telling us it was a good samaritan who was shot while trying to help a victim at a robbery at a bay area mall. it happened around the sun valley shopping center in concord, a group of people robbed someone inside the mall and when another man approach and tried to help the victim was shot. the shooter and thieves got away. the mall crowded with shoppers on new year's eve. >> we called our loved ones and told them where we were. and, said a prayer. >> concord police tell us the victim is in critical but stable condition. turning now to our coronavirus coverage, california's positivity rate skyrocketed this month. the state reported nearly 16% of covid 19 cases are coming back positive and tests coming back
positive. that's a 9% jump from the last update. just two weeks ago, our positivity rate was down to 2.6%. the state's positivity have gone full circle if you look at this graph last on december 31st, last year. the positiity was just over 17%. that's the highest it ever been. by august it came down 2% before cases surging once again. covid testing will be key to keeping covid from spreading in schools after this two-week holiday break. health experts stressed that while covid tests are accurate, timing needs to be accurate. today in the bay audrey asistio explains. >> reporter: possible exposure during the holiday break had some concerns about returning to class. the professor assures it's safe
as long as students and teachers get tested right after new year's celebrations. >> i would test on saturday and sunday before starting on monday. you want to test a couple of times given that the relatively shorter incubation period of omicron variant which is the dominant variant. >> he says rapid tests are fine. >> it's picking up people at the most infectious, the highest level of viral replication. it's better than pcrs to detect who's infectious right then. >> if you test positive, confirming it by taking a pcr test. if your rapid test is negative, repeat it. families waiting in long lines before new year's eve celebrations and while testing is crucial. >> you really want to be able do
is prevent this from the start which means getting everyone vaccinated around them and booster doses and the whole nine yards and everybody should be wearing masks when they go out in public spaces. >> that was audrey asistio reporting for us. we have an entire section dedicated to the pandemic, you will find it all on nbcbayarea.com. right now you are looking at videos of parents lining up to get their free covid at-home test distribution kits. the leaders of alameda county are passing it out to families. the state pledged to provide two test kits for every kindergarten to 12th grade students. supplies was delayed by all the winter weather and road closures. the effort to hand them out will continue through the weekend. every time we welcome a new year, we welcome new laws.
kris sanchez is joining us now of what we need to know. >> happy new year, we have new laws that could impact people's wallets. california's minimum wage is $15 an hour for employers who have 26 or more workers. if you work for a small business, that minimum wage is $14 an hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees. this started back in 2016. a new law aims to help people who needs unemployment benefits. the employment development department was slammed during the pandemic. the governor signs a bill to force the eed to get people notice if the department plans to refute their plans. it gives people a chance to correct their applications before they are disqualified. our neighborhood could see an evolution for senate bill-9.
it will be easier to adds a unit or converting it into a duplex, this is an effort caroline caroline -- increasing housing supplies for people trying to make it in the bay. law enforcement agency have to get approval from the government before buying military-style equipment and another law specifies that officers can only use rubber bullets or tear gas to break up protests if those protests create a life-threatening situation. bad cops will be banned for life in california. officers convicted of offenses of sexual assault or excessive assault can't just up and get hire by another department. as you try to go out with the old and in with the new, make sure you throw your new year's eve left overs into the composing bins, from now on, they can't go into the garbage. >> you need to compose that
pizza i ordered last night. new year, new you begins today. the toll bridge increases except the golden gate bridge will go up to $1. for larger vehicle with three or more axles, tolls will increase 17 to $37. another toll hike will go into effect in 2025. at 7:41. still to come on the bay, if you think travel problems are over, think again, a new warning from the faa.
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about 53 degrees. we'll see numbers closer to 50s and hayward and nevada. now we also have the king tides returning this week, look for inner bay local issues with the case with these high tides. 10:00 tomorrow morning and as we head into monday, closer to 11:00 hour. next chance of rain, temperatures will warm up, you will see those changes there on the seven-day forecast which may be a little bit different than the rain chances. a lot is going to be aiming on the north bay at times. the best chance may come in on friday, there is a look at our temperatures trending milder. our in land locations temperatures trend from 40s to 50s and may even see 60s by
midweek. those rain chances come back, temperatures are going to warm up and we should lose these frosty mornings and bone-chilling temperatures. >> sounds good. we'll be right back after this. we learn about covid-19, the more questions we have. the biggest question now, what's next? what will covid bring in six months, a year? if you're feeling anxious about the future, you're not alone. calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support.
on a new year's day walk. frank somervell was arrested after he rear-ended another car in downtown oakland. a witness shares this cell phone video with us showing a dark porsche pushing the audi. after the collision, he put his car on park to get out to make sure the other driver is okay, only to hear the porsche pushed his car into the pole. two men helping somervell to a safer location. he was checked to the hospital and booked on suspicion of dwi. he has not appeared on air by several months, we reached out
to management at channel 2 for comments, we have not heard back. we have not been able to reach somervell directly. new rules once again for masks. the city of berkeley and alameda and marin and contra costa has reinstated mask mandates. everyone will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status with omicron being extremely contagious and spreading among the vaccinated. you will need to mask up in places like gyms and offices and churches. january 31st is supposed to be the last day for san francisco's mask mandate. it could be days even weeks before tens of thousands of people in the sierra get their power back on. pg&e says record snowfall caused severe damage to more than 5,000 areas of its power system. hospitals and critical supply
line are all back on. now they're working on residential lines. pg&e expects to have 30% more power restored by tomorrow and most customers back on by wednesday on january 5th. more air travel headaches may be in store as welcome this new year. an increase number of its own employees are testing positive. that could lead to extra help and cleaning protocols which then reduce the number of flyings the faa can handle. more than 11,000 flights cancelled for christmas' eve because of shortages. united airlines offering anyone who picks up extra flight, three times the pay of a normal flight. now to a look around the world and other countries ringing in the new year, this is how london celebrated, a light show and fireworks, the
celebration had originally been cancelled but the last minute organizers announced it would be broadcast on television. check out all the people on the beach at rio de janiro and sidney lit up the skies. just beautiful. we hope you had a happy new year, up next, a quick look of the top stories we are following including new year means new laws, we'll tell you how it can impact you and your pham lay. family.
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welcome back, here is what you can expect tomorrow morning on "sunday today" with willie geist. >> good morning, happy new year, tomorrow morning on "sunday today," my conversation with one of the biggest stars on the planet, ed sheeran on his rise from busting in the streets to headlining the highest tour of all time and how the massive success recently making him consider to step out of the spotlight. >> you have the highest grossing better. i didn't want that pressure. >> ed sheeran and plus the latest news and another life
well lived when "sunday today" airs at 7:00 a.m. if you are not up, we'll see you when ever you are ready for us as we ring in the new year. thanks, willie, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow. here is a quick look of top stories we are following. raising the minimum wage of california helping people make it in the bay. the state's minimum wages increaing to $15 an hour for business of 26 or more employees. for smaller employees, it will be $14 an hour. the increase is part of a state law that hiked the minimum wage for the past few years. the final increase will be next year, 2023. you may know many cities in the bay area already have their higher minimum wage. now to a live look at some of our bay area bridges starting today, the tolls on all bridges except the golden gate bridge will go up to $1.
tolls rose from $7 from $6. tolls will increase from $17 to $37 for larger vehicles with three or more axles. the golden gate bridge is not included. you can find out all the new laws on nbcbayarea.com, find the link at the top of our trending bar. let's get our last check with our forecast with rob mayeda. >> the morning is starting off sunny but don't think that means warm. it's quite chilly as you step outside. san francisco at 42 degrees. relatively warm location, 37 in oakland, we have managed those mid-30s around the bay. mountain view at 33 degrees. 35 in seasons. 29 in dublin and also those 30s around the north bay valleys and down in the the santa clara into san martin. for the afternoon, low 50s from the south bay to near 50s to san
francisco and oakland. it will be a little more chilly though in the in land and east bay. upper 40s and low 50s across the north bay after the chilly start. you should see a repeat performance of what we had today that's coming in tomorrow. the rain makes a come back starting on monday. most of those rain chances will likely stay areas north of san francisco. it's a little bit of a change of the weather pattern you have seen the last few weeks. more rain on friday and notice the temperatures low temperatures starting to come up daytime highs getting comfortable as the rain makes a come back heading towards the middle part of the week. >> the forecast does not look too shabby. if anybody is looking to go out on a new year's day walk, today is the day to do it and tomorrow. >> thanks so much to all of you for making us apart of your morning. your first day of the year. we'll have more local news for you tonight at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 and all day on
nbcbayarea.com, rob, i hope you go home and take a nap before you return to giver the forecast tonight. we hope you have a great saturday. i will see you back here tomorrow morning. we learn about covid-19, the more questions we have. the biggest question now, what's next? what will covid bring in six months, a year? if you're feeling anxious about the future, calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673, or live chat at calhope.org today.