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we see the expansive begun harm. >> right now at 4:30, history-making legislation. a late-night vote in san jose will now require gun owners to get insurance. plus, the new temporary fix east bay teachers have agreed on with the district to help keep schools open amid this pandemic. this is "today in the bay." here we go, wednesday morning. thanks so much for starting your day with us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington.
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we're broadcasting on your television, but we're not only there. you can join us live on roku, amazon fire, appear many tv and online. let's get you started with this wednesday morning and take a look at the forecast. meteorologist vianey arana in for kari this morning. >> thick fog, especially the north bay and down through parts of the south bay. look at san jose, down to about a quarter of a mile in visibility. there's some stretches where you won't get any fog and then there are other areas where you can barely make out what's in front of you. in through napa, as well as the oakland area, san carlos, half moon bay and fog in san francisco. it's also really cold. temperatures are starting out in the 30s in a lot of spots, including morgan hill, 37 degrees, livermore 37, napa 38. so even though we've got a cool start, we are expecting a mild afternoon. temperatures trending upwards into the 50s and eventually a
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couple of mid-60s in through the interior valleys. look at walnut creek, about 38 degrees, once we get some of the fog clearing and sunshine, we do eventually warm up nicely into the afternoon. let get a check of the roads. >> we're looking at -- well, we're trying to look at 101 in palo alto. there's a lot of fog and it's crept down the peninsula and crept down farther onto the roadway here as we're looking from the rooftop camera, just about university avenue. you see palo alto near the top of the screen, 101, the highlighted yellow is where it's going to be tougher to see through the south bay, 101, 237, down to 85 and parts of 280. watch all along the peninsula and throughout the east bay, many patches. we have no major problems as far as flow goes. there's a crash at the sycamore off ramp.
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there's a stall near san quentin that does not affect the richmond bridge. back over to you. >> thanks for following that for us, mike. breaking news we're following right now. police activity at a home in san jose, near raging waters. officers have had their weapons drawn. they were seen going into and out of a home starting at about 2:00 in the morning. we've reached out to police and as soon as they give us any details, we'll pass them along to you. a follow-up for you, city of san jose passing a first of its kind gun law. gun owners will soon have to pay an annual fee and keep liability insurance. >> and gun right advocates are already planning for lawsuits. >> reporter: san jose passing a controversial gun law. 50 people on both sides speaking at the city council meeting on the so-called gun harm reduction
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ordinance. >> insurance will incentivize safer firearm practices. gun injuries and deaths have gotten out of hand in the united states. >> you cannot tax a constitutional right. this does nothing to stop crime. >> reporter: the ordinance requires gun owners to pay an annual fee of $25 and they must have liability insurance in the event their gun is used in some crimes or by accident. it affects an estimated 50,000 households in san jose that have a gun. >> it's easy to say this isn't going to stop a crook whose intent is to kill somebody. i challenge somebody to magically craft an ordinance that will. it doesn't exist. but we can reduce gun harm when we see the ex spans of gun harm and how broad it is. >> reporter: it has been met with strong opposition from gun rights advocates. the firearms policy coalition says in a statement if san jose adopts mayor liccardo's outrageous and unconstitutional gun control proposals, we will not hesitate to challenge the
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policies in federal litigation and take every possible action to block their enforcement. moving forward, would the law hold up in court? i spoke with margaret russell, a constitutional law professor at santa clara university. >> it's a restriction but it's not a ban and the supreme court has held that there can be some regulations. >> reporter: she says since it's a first of its kind law, it could go to the supreme court. >> that's certainly possible. i think those that are against it are hoping to do that. >> reporter: mayor liccardo spoke with us in-depth on why he's pushing for the legislation. you can see it on our bay area streaming app. turning to the pandemic, with omicron cases on the decline, the question is, could we soon see bay area counties
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begin to roll back restrictions? san francisco mayor london breed is hopeful that the city will soon come out of this surge. >> i am so ready to open the city and just open the gates and have a good time. and as we see the surge begin to decline, i'm hopeful that people will start going out again, they'll go see a show, they'll go to the movies, go to our restaurants. and we hope that the department of public health, but of course we're following state guidelines around mask wearing right now, we hope that those mask wearing restrictions will began to be rolled back, similarly to how we did when we saw the last surge go down. >> the current situation in san francisco, you can see the cases peaked about two weeks ago. since then the average has dropped35%. a tentative agreement has been reached between reachers in
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oakland. the district promised to provide weekly testing access to students and staff. in addition, large assemblies will be conducted outdoors when possible. the district will continue to make high quality masks available to students and school employees. electric turns luxurious. still ahead on "today in the bay," a new car manufacturing company entering the competition. >> plus, the alcohol drink craze continues ahead of summer. how coca-cola plans to get in on the action. >> it is cold and foggy. 38 degrees in walnut creek. what we can expect for the workweek ahead, full forecast coming up. >> fog is the big story. the san mateo bridge looks great here, until you notice that you can't see the high-rise. we'll point out what you might not be able to see and what i'm seeing as we look ahead.
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it is 4:40 right now and it is very foggy, especially in the south bay and the north bay. look at this live look in san jose. you can't even make out the camera because of how dense the fog is. down to less than a quarter mile of visibility. coming up, i'll let you know how the rest of your wednesday is going to shake out in your full forecast. >> it's very tough. you're going to have a hard time seeing your exit or the roadway right in front of you. here, we're looking at freemont
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from the rooftop camera. you can kind of make out the roadway next to the building. that's about it. you can't see tesla as far as the parking lot goes. a slower drive is expected for you in the early hours. we'll show you what to expect on the freeways overall. good morning to you. good wednesday morning. i'm bertha coombs from cnbc. hope your morning commute is a smoother ride than what we've had on wall street the last couple days. we had another roller coaster session yesterday. the dow had been down more than 800 points, as high as 226, at the end of the day it was down 66 points. that drop really didn't tell the whole story. it's just one day after erasing more than an 1,100 point loss. the s&p and nasdaq also closing well off their lows of the day. the volatility we're seeing is likely a byproduct of investors bracing for higher interest rates and tighter policy from
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the federal reserve. the fed wraps up its two-day meeting this afternoon. we're not expecting them to announce a rate hike today, but they will likely signal that the first move could come as soon as march as they try to combat inflation. also in focus today, we're getting a report on new home sales. we've gotten earnings so far from at&t and boeing, better than expected, and we await intel and tesla this afternoon. meantime, bentley is going electric. the luxury british automaker will start production of its first fully electric car in 2025 and spend more than $3 billion to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2030. bentley, which is owned by volkswagen, already sells a hybrid suv, $460,000. bentley says sales rose 31% last year on strong demand for high-end vehicles. and it's 5:00 somewhere, right? it's okay to talk about cocktails at this hour.
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coca-cola and coors are teaming up for a line of spiked lemonade. simply spiked lemon said will come in a variety pack this summer with other flavors, including strawberry and watermelon. each will be made with fruit juice and contain about 5% alcohol by volume. coke and coors have teamed up before on hard seltzer, and apparently they are working on a margarita version of that for later this year. the adult alternative beverage market has reached nearly $8 billion a year. i'm a fan. i love those hard settlers on a warm, summer day. it's pretty refreshing. >> bertha coombs and a white claw. >> next thing you know, bertha coombs will be sitting in the back of her electric bentley, being driven around with spiked lemonade. >> man, i'm going to roll in
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style. >> you always do. always do. >> yes, she does. >> thanks, bertha. 4:43 this morning, and a tearful reunion in the east bay. we're going to tell you about the french dog that was found days after being stolen at gun point. >> i'm so happy he got found and he's back home with his parents. san jose right now, it's so foggy out there, downtown less than a quarter of a mile of visibility. how long is it going to take for the fog to make its exit and what can we expect for the rest of the workweek? i'll have the forecast in a few minutes. >> another camera in san jose. there you go. you can't even see the roadway from our rooftop camera here. we're looking at a slower drive, even as you hit the freeways. i'll show you how things are shaping up and what to expect.
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good wednesday morning. it is 4:47, and you're not going to be able to miss it in you're in the south bay, that's the fog, or the north bay. even near oakland and the concord area seeing some fog building through there. this is a live look in san jose and this is probably what you're seeing outside your window if you live in downtown, because that's what this is supposed to be a shot of. because the fog is so dense, you can't see what's behind it. visibility down to about a quarter of a mile in san jose, even less than that through the north bay, including napa, santa rosa and the oakland area as
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well. san francisco down to about 2 1/2 miles of visibility. now, as far as your tem going t cold start again today. dublin 36 degrees, morgan hill 37. in the 30s, expect that to linger, but san francisco 47 degrees, very foggy. the temperature trend stays in the 50s for the first half of the day and walnut creek right now is about 38 degrees. so how is the rest of the bay area going to be into the afternoon? 65 degrees in san jose, it's going to be just a couple degrees warmer in some spots compared to yesterday, but very similar. similar to what we had monday and tuesday. 64 in walnut creek, some areas could see breezy winds through the afternoon around the peninsula, redwood city 61. through san francisco, 61 for mission, up through the north bay. novato 64. now, as far as the forecasted
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weather, the dry weather is expected to remain through the remainder of your workweek. we've still got high pressure dominating our forecast. on sunday we do have an approaching system just to our north that could bring us a very slight chance of seeing a little bit of activity, mainly to the north bay, farther up northern california near eureka, sunday into monday. so no big rain chances. if it does move in, that would be late sunday into monday for far northern california, napa, maybe santa rosa. we'll monitor it as it gets closer because it could stay further up north. as far as the chilly mornings, we'll see it thursday, friday and saturday, overnight lows in the 30s for inland areas. san francisco, seven-day outlook will remain dry heading into saturday, and even into sunday. if we do get any chance of shower activity, it will be really late sunday into monday. the high pressure will continue to dominate and that's going to
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keep us mainly dry through the end of the week. now let's get a check of the roads with mike. >> you're talking about the fog and it is a major factor. now, for this map i'm going to show you, you see it throughout the north bay but it's crept down through richmond the last few days. it will do the same today. i do want to take a moment to remind folks that if you're traveling north through vallejo avoid this stretch that's red and take the alternate going out of vallejo, full closure for the project over there related to the six bridges project. meanwhile, the fog really dense. palo alto, santa clara, mountain view, cupertino, we're all seeing patches. despite the widespread fog in some places, we'll check dublin where we have a clear view of the roadway and no problems getting out of the altamont pass. back to you. >> thank you very much.
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4:50, and happening now, police along the peninsula need help identifying suspects involved in this attempted smash-and-grab robbery in san bruno. it was one of two targeted jewelry store in just two days. >> reporter: security video from maasz jewelers has him on the lookout. >> i know pretty much all of the jewelry owners, they are waiting. everybody is waiting, when is their turn, which is not right. >> it was his turn at the tanforan mall friday. in a matter of seconds, a suspects he says looked like a teenager crashed a jewelry case with ad moved in closer. bhatti pulled his permitted concealed weapon. >> he tried to swing toward me and i'm a ccw holder, so i
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pulled my firearm. >> reporter: bhatti says one of the suspects pointed a gun at him. no one fired and the suspects took off. bhatti believes the same group came back monday night and hit the gym company. workers were cleaning up class. >> two customers were screaming. >> reporter: a witness who doesn't want to be identified, says the men used sledge hammers to smash the glass, while terrified employees and customers screamed. >> i feel totally unsafe. >> reporter: bhatti says he and his employee are scared at work. he says something must change to restore a sense of safety. >> the lawmakers need to do something. we really need protection. this is not the way we run our business, we are already struggling. >> reporter: struggling to make ends meet and protect his small business. "today in the bay."
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4:52, and a happy ending in the search for a stolen dog in castro valley. take a look. >> hi, baby! >> oh, look at that. alameda county sheriff's deputies reunited tito with his tearful owner yesterday. the french bulldog was stolen at gun.2 weeks ago. thieves jumped out of a stolen suv, pointed their guns and demanded the women hand over the dog. the robbers stole one of the victim's purses, went to their home and stole a car. it's unclear if any of the suspects have been arrested. 4:53 right now, bay area olympians just about to take center stage. coming up next, a look at the figure skating team and three local athletes hoping to bring home the gold. california lawmakers are considering a plan to cover the cost of getting your kids to
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school. the measure calls for free transportation for all public schoolchildren. the plan may allow districts or counties to launch their own transportation system. the total cost is still unknown. 4:53. we'll be right back. and now for our high school's most admired alum. get up there. oh shut up. this is so embarrassing. guys don't make a scene! oh please you love a scene. there's no way it's me... was that good acting? that's why it's you. (giggling) you know her. you love her. you wish you could be her. ruh roh. i told her not to go up there.
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well, here we go. in just about one week the winter olympics begin, and when it comes to winter olympic sports, one sport this year may well top them all. this is for bay area's sentimental favorite, three leading competitors are from right here, don't forget,
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controlling your feelings, you may want to forget about that. in this sport, you've got to let it all hang out. >> this is our stage. this is where we get to perform. >> it's just in me. i have the fire for it. it's so exciting. >> it's passion, it's grit. it's so many emotions. >> i feel confident, feeling the music inside myself. >> we are competitors through and through and it's our goal on the ice. >> sometimes when it feels right, that's the moment we've been training for. >> here we go. >> don't you feel the excitement? for more coverage, including how covid is impacting olympic training, go to nbc area streaming app, our app for roku, apple tv and amazon firestick and it's free. >> should be done. 4:57, coming up next in "today in the bay," tensions continue to rise overseas. >> if he were to move into
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ukraine, there would be severe consequences. >> ahead, a live report from washington surrounding a possible russian invasion of ukraine. >> and it is a cold start to our wednesday. your tri-valley commute right now starting out in the 30s. 35 degrees and, yes, it is foggy, so you definitely want to be careful with visibility, especially through the south bay. i'll have a closer look at how your daytime highs are going to shape up in a few minutes. >> and also the east bay, the richmond bridge very light traffic, but tougher to see on the richmond side and even tougher on the other side of the 580 span.
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right now at 5:00, new hope in the latest covid battle. the bay area seeing omicron cases trending lower. what it could mean for the future of local restrictions. >> reporter: it's decision day, the fed is likely to tell us today when interest rates are going up to fight inflation. we'll tell you what to watch out for. >> and we're tracking a foggy morning commute. meteorologist vianey arana has a timeline on when things will be clear for drivers. this is "today in the bay." it's so foggy, i missed my exit this morning. be careful out there. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. don'

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