tv Today in the Bay NBC January 2, 2022 7:00am-8:00am PST
good morning. it's sunday, january 2nd, 7:00 on the dot. as we take a gorgeous look outside, the sun is rising on the bay bridge on a chilly morning. you can see the water really moving there. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. i am kira klapper. meteorologist, rob mayeda, is in for vianey, and he joins us for another frigid microclimate alert. >> we do have the temperatures in the 20s and 30s around the bay area. san francisco, a mild location at 41 degrees. san josé, downtown 34 degrees,
just outside of downtown we are seeing upper 20s and low 30s. livermore, 28 degrees. we have 20s and 30s inland for now, and same areas under the freeze warning through 9:00 this morning. later on today, highs warming up to upper 40s to mid-50s in san francisco. we will begin to see an increase in clouds as we head into the afternoon ahead of rain chances returning as we head into tomorrow. how much rain and sierra snow we are expecting in the week ahead coming up in the forecast, in about 12 minutes. >> look forward to seeing you then, rob. thanks. with near freezing temperatures in the bay area, many are bundling up and seeking warmth. and mare marianne favro with this.
>> do not try to ride out the cold in your tent tonight. please make your way down to the shelter -- >> an urgent plea from homeless advocate, he's using a megaphone to let the homeless in the encampment know the warming center just opened nearby and they can go there to escape near freezing temperatures. they hope this option will save lives during the bitter cold. >> we know two weeks ago seven people died in one week, and five of them were suspected to be from exposure. >> people are braving the chilly weather. here in campbell, people dined outside and wore hoods and relied on fire logs to get through a meal with temperatures in the 30s. >> i wish i was wearing my winter coat, actually. i have one and it doesn't get much use, but that would be nice
right now because my arms of bear. >> even though the sun was out, it still felt chilly. this family planned to head home and turn on the heat. with a freeze warning overnight in santa clara, people are scrambling to protect plants and trees. the biggest concern is the unhoused, who are at risk of hypothermia has the temperatures drop. in san josé, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. this is a look at palisades tahoe which is reporting more than 17 feet of snowfall. that's just for december. that blows away all other records. what is good for the slopes is good for the snowpack that has a lot of catching up to do because
of the drought. thousands are people are still without power in the sierra that this is a look at the pg&e outage map. it could be days before power is turned back on. pg&e says record snowfall caused severe damage to more than 5,000. they hope to have 30% power restored today and most customers back on by wednesday. you can track the freezing temperatures at the palm of your hand. download our free nbc bay area app. new this morning, a deadly crash in vallejo. it happened just after 9:30 on shasta street in vallejo. police say two people were killed. according to the "san francisco
chronicle," the car crashed into a tree which fully engulfed in flames as police arrived. the passenger and driver were still inside and both died before first responders could reach them. the collision is still under investigation. the new year is already starting to look a lot like 2021 with the pandemic. today in the bay's thom jensen reports it likely will get worse before it gets better, but one person is optimistic. >> they will be ringing in 2022 in true pandemic form with walk-up and drive-up covid testing on sunday morning. this campus is one of many sites where you can get a test before traveling, returning to work or heading back to school.
>> i just learned my rapid test is negative, which is great news. >> this man lucky enough to find an open but busy testing site in oakland, and it wants students tested before going back to school will be tricky. sound familiar? there may be reason for optimism as 2022 matures. >> there's a lot of unknowns, but i feel optimistic, all pandemics do end. >> it's not good news for dr. peter chen hong. >> i think the next two weeks will be critical in the bay area, but disruptions to every day life, because people will be
sick in the workforce. >> but he says after we have staffing shortages, we optimistically could expect to have months of normalcy. as more people get boosters and the unvaccinated gain immunity from exposure to the virus, and maybe some day not too far down the road we can start treating covid like the seasonal flu. >> where you look to see what's happening in other areas in the winter, like australia, new zealand, south america, and use that to predict what might happen in north america during our winter. >> a mutation of the virus could show up, but he stands by his statement that the pandemic will end and 2022 could be the year.
happening today, many school districts are encouraging students to get tested for covid before returning to the classroom next week. today san francisco unified school district will have testing on franklin at 9:00 a.m. in that west contra costa, the school district will hand out at-home tests at jfc and pinole valley high schools. and then district office will hand out tests, and also at los altos high school, and both of those start at 7:30 a.m. also happening today, the san josé children's discovery museum will hold a vaccine clinic for children 5 and older, and adults can get their
booster. pfizer, moderna and johnson & johnson are all available. the museum will offer free access for those families that get vaccinated. that starts at 9:30. now to a reward of $10,000 being offered after a dog was stolen after a morning walk in san francisco. rosy is a 9-month-old french bulldog. her owner was walking her around 10:00 yesterday morning when somebody violently grabbed the dog on the leash and the $10,000 reward will be given, no questions asked, if rosy is returned safely. the jury in the trial of elizabeth holmes will be returning to deliberation.
long-time court watchers tell us they are not surprised how long the decision is taking. they say it's important to remember how much evidence was presented after three months of trial, and holmes took the stand, and there could be two sides competing in the jury deliberation room. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," coming up. after the most destructive wildfire in colorado state history, parts of the state is covered in snow. the latest on the devastation and the search for the missing.
reeling from the most destructive wildfire in state history. authorities now say three people reported missing are feared dead. nbc's emily ucada. >> tonight sobering news in colorado in the aftermath of the monstrous marshall fire, three are missing and officials fear the worst. >> we unfortunately believe these are going to turn into recovery cases. we are calling in cadaver dogs to help. >> they tried to go out the front door with the neighbor, and that was engulfed and the backdoor was engulfed. >> nearly 1,000 homes destroyed and an additional 127 homes
damaged. here in superior, a completely destroyed neighborhood on one side and on the other side, homes. >> the structure where these folks would be are completely destroyed and covered with about eight inches of snow right now. our ability to search and recover from those structures is very much impeded right now. >> residents beginning to access some charred neighborhoods. this woman narrowly escaped. >> was there a moment when you thought you could lose your life in this situation? >> yeah, i told my son that i loved him, and i didn't think i would be able to get out. >> police drove her out of the
danger zone. >> flames were flying in the air. i just could not believe what i was seeing. >> the force of nature burned into the memory of boulder. >> we hope within the next couple of days we can help families perhaps recover remains. now, 21 people trapped high above the ground for hours in freezing temperatures. they were stuck in two tram cars in new mexico and they have since been rescued. the group stuck worked for a restaurant at the top of the mountain near albuquerque, and rescuers worked until yesterday morning getting everyone to the ground safely. luckily the group had blankets and water onboard overnight. now what you can expect this
morning on "meet the press" with chuck todd right after "today in the bay." >> coming up on "meet the press," january 6th, one year later. behind the violence, president trump's lie about a stolen election, and backed by unconstitutional legal strategy, and accepted by millions. as we approach the anniversary, i will talk to chair of the january 6th committee, and congressman peter myer, a republican willing to admit publicly joe biden won the election. then we will talk about 2016 and the concerns that the democracy is in peril in only one side is willing to admit it could lose an election. that's all ahead on "meet the press." >> thank you, chuck. a live look at sfo where flights continue to be canceled
as a majority of americans are heading home after the holidays. there's covid crew shortages and other issues so today there are nearly 2,000 flight cancelations across the nation. san josé has nine cancelations. did you catch the rose parade right after "today in the bay" yesterday? an estimated half a million people showed up in person for the 133rd parade in pasadena. the event did not happen last year because of covid concerns, so i guess it was annual. that was my mistake. here's the float from carmaker, honda, which displays a young girl with a rocket strapped to her back. attendees say they were thankful to get out of the house and have a good time. >> wonderful. it's wonderful. it's full of life, and 2022 has
got to be better, right? >> let's hope. the float that won the trophy for the most beautiful entry was the ups float. happy birthday to the first baby born in 2022. moments after the countdown a baby girl entered the world in antioch at kaiser permanente. kaiser says at least four other babies were born in the first hour of the new year in the bay area. in san francisco, a handful of people started off their new year with a polar plunge into the frigid waters of the pacific ocean. this year the polar bear plunge was not organized but that did not stop people from running into the waves. >> it was quite invigorating and
refreshing way to start the new year. >> i love that. if you get used to the unpleasant, everything else becomes pleasant. polar bear plunges have become a tradition. the crew at the international space station watched the first sunrise after the new year's eve countdown. they captured this beautiful view. since the space station orbitz every 90 minutes, they get to see 16 sunrises every day. wow. good news for you. you have another chance to become a millionaire. there was no winner in last night's jackpot. the jackpot is at $522 million. you could be a lucky person to
start the new year with a few million in your pocket. the next drawing is tomorrow night. let's go to meteorologist, rob mayeda, and another morning driving into the station seeing frost on parked cars. >> yeah, we have 20s and 30s out there, colder than this time yesterday, especially out in the tri-valley where we have the numbers in the upper 20s. right now in san josé, 34 degrees. san josé included in the freeze warning through about 9:00 this morning. 28 degrees in livermore, as we head north up to walnut creek. also seeing temperatures there in the upper 20s this morning. over to san francisco, not quite 30 degrees, but just one degree away from that and it's mostly clear skies as we show you the freeze warning areas, and santa clara in the north bay up to about 9:00 this morning.
as we head through the afternoon we should see temperatures in the mid-50s in san josé, and low 50s from san francisco to oakland and likely the north bay in the upper 40s to 50s, and we do have increasing clouds to talk about today. watch this at the coast. see that? a chance ofkl or light showers up here on the north bay coastline as we transition out of the frigid pattern to one that will include rain chances. the next couple of mornings, mostly 40s for tomorrow morning and then by tuesday it looks a bit more mild. 40s and 50s by tuesday morning as the clouds start to return. that's like the blanket overnight, and as we go through the day on monday, the higher concentration of sustained light rain and rain totals are relatively light when you compare it to the rain we saw over the last couple of weeks.
most of the bay area, not getting much more than a quarter inch of rain. ongoing rain chances will continue, especially for the north bay, tuesday into wednesday, and thursday, a few widely scattered showers, and then some rain could be there on friday and then clear for next weekend. adding everything up through saturday, the only areas we are seeing now in red with one to three inches of rain would be sonoma county, and maybe the santa cruz mountains. the sierra, instead of several feet of snow maybe one to two feet of snow by the end of the week, and friday's storm with the biggest potential for that. and then we will wrap up the week with one more storm for friday and then clearing and not as cold heading through next
weekend. back to you. >> it's good to see some rain and sunshine in that forecast. thanks, rob. it's 7:23. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, the warriors playing short of one of their star players didn't stop them from beating one of the best teams in the west. sports is next. we learn about covid-19,
lead. they scored 41 points in the period, and in the fourth curry would knock down the clutch. the warriors beat the jazz 123-116, and they improve to a league best 28-7. >> it's a confident builder to get wins like this and show who you are -- >> rookie, tray lance, in line to make his second career start today and garrapalo is doubtful after hurting his thumb. shanahan was not ready to name lance the starter on friday. he did say the team is ready to roll if number 5 is in the huddle. >> i think guys expect him to go
out there and play well. he knows how to play the part and get in the huddle and take command, and his preparation is impressive. >> the niners could clinch a play off spot. kick off is at 1:05 today. >> thanks, anthony. we have much more on "today in the bay." coming up, a bay area health expert predicting another roller coaster ride coming our way as we move forward. plus, combating the covid surge before returning to school. many bay area school districts offering free tests today.
outside and a ferry glow of the sun rising, and stormranger is taking a break ahead of the rain that is supposed to come our way. thank you so much for starting your sunday with us. i am kira klapper. meteorologist, rob mayeda, is in for vianey and tells us it's cold out there. >> yeah, if we were up near stormranger, we would have to scrape the windshield. this morning we have 28 degrees in livermore, and we are seeing 20s around the north bay and areas south of san josé down into san martin. those areas under a freeze warning in effect until 9:00 this morning, tri-valley, interior and the east bay and north bay. a nice recovery in the 50s after the mornings lows, and north bay
and inland east bay in the upper 40s to near 50. one thing we will see is increasing clouds ahead of the rain chances coming back for monday. we will give you that hour-by-hour forecast coming up in about 15 minutes. it's near freezing across the bay area, lots of people bundled up outside. today's marianne favro is in san josé. >> reporter: because of the bitter cold, santa clara county opened the warming center at the national guard building in san josé. >> do not try to ride out the cold in your tent tonight. >> reporter: as temperatures drop with each passing hour, an urgent plea from homeless advocate, scott largent, letting people know the warming center opened up nearby and they can go there to escape the freezing temperatures.
>> we do know two weeks ago that seven people died in one week and five of them were suspected to be of exposure. >> across the bay area people are bundling up and braving the chilly weather. here in campbell, people still dined outside but wore hoods and relied on fire pits to get through a meal with temperatures in the 30s. >> i wish i was wearing my winter coat, actually, because i have one and it doesn't get much use, but, you know, that would be nice right now because my arms are bare. >> even though the sun is out, it's chilly. with a freeze warning in effect overnight for santa clara valley, people are scrambling to protect pipes and plants, and because avocados are susceptible
to the cold, this homeowner covered history with a tarp. some unhoused are at risk of hypothermia as the temperatures drop. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. and then this is a look at palisades tahoe which is reporting more than 17 feet of snowfall for just december. it's record-breaking snow and that means the snowpack is improving after years of drought. you can track these freezing temperatures from the palm of your hand by downloading our nbc bay area app. it is free. new this morning a deadly fiery crash under investigation in vallejo. it happened last night around 11:00 on shasta street. two people in one car were killed when the driver crashed into a tree and the car exploded into flames. another man in a separate car
was hit by that first car. he suffered minor injures. bystandars rescued him. as today in the bay's thom jensen reports, one local health experts optimistic this year. >> a quiet night at the campus at the college of san mateo, but there will be walk-up and drive-up testing before traveling, returning to work or heading back to school. >> i just learned that my rapid test is negative, which is great news. >> this man lucky enough to find an open but busy testing site in oakland on new year's day with a shortage of rapid at-home tests,
the pressure to get students of all ages tested before going back to class on monday is going to be tricky. sound familiar? this pandemic continues to hit us with new challenges, but there may be reason for optimism as 2022 matures. >> we have a lot of unknowns, but i feel optimistic that the pandemic will end as all pandemics do end. >> but it's not all good news in the immediate short term following holiday exposure from thanksgiving through new year's eve. >> i think the next couple of days will be critical in the bay area for disruptions in the bay area because people will be sick out in the workforce -- >> but after we get through this, we could optimistically
expect to see months of normalcy. population immunity will improve and maybe some day not too far down the road we can start treating covid like the seasonal flu. >> when you kind of look to see what is happening in other areas in the winter, like south america, australia, new zealand, and use that to predict what might happen in north america during our winter. >> a new deadly and more contagious of the deadly virus could show up, but he stands by his statement that the pandemic will end and maybe 2022 will be the year. >> happy new year! >> in san mateo, thom jensen, bay area news. happening today, many school districts are encouraging parents to get their kids tested before returning to the classroom this week, so today the san francisco unified school district will hold a testing site for students at 9:00 this morning at the district office
on franklin street. in west contra costa county, they will hand out testing kits at 10:00 a.m. also today san josé usc will hand out tests at their district office just after 8:00 a.m. on lenzen avenue, and then mountain view and los altos high will hand out tests as well. and then children's discovery museum will be a vaccination site. pfizer, moderna and johnson & johnson will be available and the museum will offer free admission to those families that get vaccinated. that starts at 9:30 this morning
and is on a first come first serve basis. grocery shopping is expected to have a 6% rise in prices. here's an explanation. >> it's not your imagination. prices at the register keep going up. >> i have seen inflation, of course, in my 45 years. i have seen some supply chain issues and what we call out of stocks, and getting product on the shelf issues, but i don't believe i have seen it all come together at once like it has, say, even in the last six months. >> and there's an employee shortage that requires employers to pay more over time, along with increased fuel costs. >> not only is it gasoline, but
it is packaging, plastic bags and all the items that petroleum provides. >> and the retailers have no choice but to charge the consumer more, especially as price hikes hit products at every level. >> you think of this jar of preserves, and the price of strawberries, and then the preservative, and that price of sit trick acid as gone up. >> the significant drop even on the horizon, but the industry expect increases to ease in the next year, but in the meantime, see more self checkouts and anything that stores can do to cut costs.
now to some breaking news. twitter permanently suspended marjorie taylor greene's personal account. twitter is saying in a statement, quote, we permanently aspended the account because of repeated violations of the covid-19 misinformation policy. and then she fired back, twitter is an enemy to america and can't handle the truth, and it's time to defeat our enemy. they can't successfully complete a communist revolution when people tell the truth. i stand with the truth and the people. we will overcome. end quote. still to come on "today in the bay," the search and a big reward for a 9-month-old bulldog stolen from her owner during a morning walk in san francisco.
7:42 on this sunday morning. it's a crisp sunny start, a cold one at that. a pretty view, once again, of the golden gate bridge. i will step aside so you can enjoy the sunshine there. what a view. that's one of the few areas in the 40s right now, and they are just sitting at 40 degrees. meantime, livermore and dublin, 34. morgan hill and novato, they might have frozen up this morning. you have temperatures south of the san josé in the low 30s and 20s, and those areas that you just saw on the map, freeze warnings until 9:00 this morning. later on we should see temperatures rebounding to the mid-50s in san josé, sunshine to start but turning cloudy by the afternoon, especially up here in the north bay. we will see an increase in high clouds later on where highs today should be in the upper 40s
to low 50s. speaking of increasing clouds, you can see them here on approach as you head into the afternoon, and then could see sprinkles along the coastline towards the evening, and then the rain should hold off until tomorrow. tomorrow morning maybe a couple upper 30s out there, but mostly 40s starting tomorrow morning and then by tuesday morning, no frost in the forecast. you can see 40s and 50s for lows approaching the middle part of the week. the northbound areas around the north bay area towards tomorrow evening, in and out of rain showers at times, and then rain totals looking pretty low compared to storms that we have seen in the last couple of weeks. top totals here up here around sonoma county. from tuesday to wednesday, the focus will continue to be mainly areas north of san francisco as we go through the week. a few scattered showers at times.
we are seeing in terms of filling up rain gauges, this pattern is not going to do it unless in the north bay for the middle part of the week. then a system here where there could be moderate rain at times toward the ends of next week. look at the low temperatures rebounding nicely monday and tuesday as the rain chances will be ongoing. for the inland 7-day forecast, a big jump in the overnight temperatures. almost 20 degrees warmer in the middle part of the week, and then rain on thursday and friday and then clearing for next weekend. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, nbc bay area political analysts, larry gerston, talking about how 2022 is shaping up to be a big political year in california. stay with us. we learn about covid-19,
offered after a dog was stolen during a morning walk yesterday in san francisco. we have photos of rosy. she's a 9-month-old french bulldog. her owner was walking around 10:00 yesterday morning when somebody violently grabbed the leash out of the owner's hands and dragged the dog into a silver chrysler 200. it happened in the marina district near beach street. the $10,000 reward will be given, no questions asked, if rosy is returned safely. 2022 will be a big year in politics in california. half of the 40 state senate seats and all 80 assembly seats, and voters will have to decide on 40 state-wide ballot issues.
larry gerston joins us now. happy new year. that's a lot to work for. my assumption is this is not a typical state-wide election? >> happy new year to you and your family as well. this is like disneyland here. if you think about it, we have a convergence of two incredibly important events. one, we have redistricting. two, we have state-wide elections, which includes all the offices you discussed a moment ago, and so it's a convergence of redistricting and elections and it happens every 20 years, and the next time it will happen will be 2042, and the last time it was 2002. we have seen this already here in the south bay, for example,
with evan lowe moving into a new district. we are looking at a state that will have tremendous turnover this year, and that's just the beginning. hold on to your seats. it's going to be a big one. it's going to be california's version of musical chairs, somebody is going to be left out. >> you mention the state-wide ballot issues. do we know yet for sure which have already qualified for the ballot? >> kira, as many as 40, 4-0, waiting for signatures and some are waiting for the attorney general to go ahead and sign off. let me talk about just three, just three, and one is minimum wage, that is likely to be on the ballot. two, the end of fracking is likely to be on the ballot. there are other ones as well, and a third one that comes to mind is online gaming. in each of these cases you are
talking about great controversy here and lots of money involved, lots of money. think of chevron and the oil company saying you want to keep fracking and the tribes saying we want to have online gaming, they are for it, and things like that -- organized labor saying we want to have a higher minimum wage. you will see the issues likely to be on the ballot. >> why is so much money involved? is both sides, every side, trying to get their voices heard and get ads out there? >> it's not just both sides, as you have eluded, kira, it's the importance and the clout of both sides. that's the issue here. they have a lot of money and a lot at stake. i would suspect that as much as $1 billion with a "b" spent this year just on the initiatives
that will be on the ballots. why? because we have weak spending laws. only a few thousand dollars for people running, and you will see hundreds of millions and perhaps a billion because we have poor regulations on campaign spending in california. people are going to be looking at their tv and seeing every day and many times every hour all of these ads coming up, so be prepared to run to the refrigerator. >> i know it's your disneyland year, but if i could go one day without a political ad i would be elated. thank you. breaking news, marjorie taylor greene is permanently suspended from twitter. what both sides are saying right now.
welcome back. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following this morning, including a deadly fiery crash under investigation in vallejo. it happened last night around 11:00 p.m. on shasta street. two people in one car were killed when the driver crashed into a tree and the car exploded into flames. another man in another car was hit by that first car. he suffered minor injuries.
by standards rescued him. twitter permanently suspended marjorie taylor greene's account because of repeated violations of their covid-19 misinformation policy. meanwhile the georgia representatives state office fired back saying twitter is an enemy to america and can't handle the truth. that's fine. i will show america we don't need them and it's time to defeat our enemies. they can't successfully complete a communist revolution when people tell the truth. i stand with the truth and the people. we will overcome. many school districts are encouraging families to get their kids tested for covid before returning to the classrooms this week. today san francisco unified school district will hold a testing site for students at 9:00 this morning at the district office on franklin
street. in west contra costa county, the school district will hand out at-home test at john kennedy and pinole valley high schools. san josé will hand out tests at their district office at 8:00 a.m. let's turn to rob mayeda, and the secret for me is i am wearing my uggs right now. >> we will have the freeze warning until about 9:00 this morning, and for the interior valleys, you see why, 20s and 30s right now. we should see temperatures climbing in the 50s with rain returning on monday, kira. >> nice to have a break there. thanks, rob. thanks to all of you for making us part of your first sunday of the new year. as always, no 5:00 or 6:00 news tonight, instead it's sunday night football when the vikings
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♪♪ >> this sunday, january 6th: one year later. it was a violent effort to overturn a free and fair election. >> the deadly siege on congress as an angry pro-trump mob storms the u.s. capitol. >> behind the violence, former president trump's big lie of a stolen election... >> this is a fraud on the american public. we were getting ready to win this election. frankly, we did win this election. >> ...as he tried to reverse the results...