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it is sunday, january 30th. we are giving you a live look outside. this is a bar and restaurant in san jose's san pedro square. they are gearing up to watch the 49ers game today, holding a watch party for fans. doors open at 3:00. proof of vaccination or a negative covid test are required. thank you so much for joining us on this championship sunday ahead of the 49ers/rams face off in l.a. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist vianey arana joins us with a look at your forecast. >> we've got coit tower all lit up in red for the 49ers.
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beautiful shot there. they've been doing this, really, for the past several days, of course, ever since the 9ers have been winning. right now, though, it is really cold as we step out the door. 33 degrees in dublin, 37 in san jose, 34 in morgan hill. even up through santa rosa and napa. it's pretty clear, but we are seeing areas of patchy, dense fog up through parts of novato and santa rosa, and also up through napa as well. so be mindful of that. san francisco's temperature forecast will bump up into the 50s. we've got sunshine in store. full game day forecast coming up. >> love it. we'll see you in about 15. thanks so much. it will be a sea of red and gold today here in the bay area and down in los angeles, as we are eight and a half hours away from the nfc championship game. the san francisco 49ers, of course, taking on the los angeles rams. the winner punches their ticket to the super bowl. the 49ers faithful are known for following their team all over
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the country, creating what they call a redout. and as we told you yesterday morning, some lucky 9ers fans flying to l.a. for the game got a special sendoff yesterday at sfo. the 49ers drum line was there for a pep rally, along with team mascot sourdough sam. "today in the bay's" anthony flores is there for more on the 9ers invasion. [ crowd chanting ] . >> reporter: a sea of read flooded the streets of l.a. >> the energy is just crazy. >> reporter: it was called a 49ers invasion. hundreds packed the local bar as the faithful hopes to turn sofi stadium into levi's south for nfc's championship game. >> we take over said yums wherever we go, so we're definitely going to do it again this week. >> all the love and support, we are taking over l.a.
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>> reporter: the faithful took over sofi stadium in week 18, making the rams house look and sound like a home game for the 9ers in a must-win just to get to the playoffs. fans have traveled from the bay area and beyond to show they're rolling with the 9ers. >> the faithful travel as well, we all know that. we've got the good luck charm baby right here. just excited, man. hopefully we make another super bowl run. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: the 9ers are just four quarters away from a run to their second super bowl in three years. i'm anthony flores for "today in the bay." >> some of our iconic landmarks, vianey was just showing us, were lit up overnight, the conservatory of flowers, the music concourse at golden gate park, and coit tower is bathed in red and gold. the san francisco recreation and parks department says the landmarks will stay lit in these colors as long as the 9ers keep winning.
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a live look for you at coit tower this morning. and remember our teammates at nbc sports bay area have it all covered, with a one-hour pregame show that starts at 2:30 today and then be sure to switch back over after the game to nbc sports bay area for 49ers postgame live. and, remember, you can watch the super bowl right here on nbc bay area. it is february 13th. that will be a big sunday for us as we broadcast the olympics and the super bowl all day with both going on at the same time for the first time ever. we are going to turn now to our ongoing coronavirus coverage. moving forward with a closer look at the largest distribution of masks in u.s. history. many people are still looking for those n95 masks distributed by the biden administration, but so far they are hard to find. "today in the bay's" marianne favro shows us where to look.
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>> reporter: i actually picked up this free n95 mask here at this rite aid in los gatos, but as we found, they're not easy to find. the n95 masks are from the strategic national stockpile, but it appears so far very few have landed at south bay pharmacies. we checked and found none here or here, or at more than a dozen other pharmacies we called. this gentleman is on a quest to find one at this walgreens in san jose. >> i'm going to ask if they have one. >> reporter: the store didn't have one. >> it's a disaster. too bad. they should have it. >> reporter: but at this rite aid in los gatos, the free n95 masks were available. customers could pick up as many as three from a table at the front of the store. kathy says after a friend tipped her off, she rushed to the store, glad to get the added protection of an n95 without the added cost. >> for a lot of people they're expensive, so they may not be
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able to get them and have them for free. i'm retired, so it's nice to have them. >> reporter: the cdc recently updated mask guidelines, saying well-fitted respirator masks such as n95s offer more protection than cloth masks against covid. >> we're in the age of omicron and we're encouraging everyone to upgrade their masks, whether it's been n95, kn95, or even just a double mask. anything people can do to upgrade their masks with this highly contagious variant is important. >> reporter: so if you're still trying to get a free n95, be diligent. even the few pharmacies that are offering them right now may soon run out. >> i got the last three. >> reporter: marianne favro, "today in the bay." happening tomorrow, the courtrooms in the south bay will be open once again. earlier this month santa clara county closed the courts to the public because of the omicron
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surge. so many workers got sick, there weren't enough people to keep the courts open. beginning tomorrow, clerk's offices and courts will reopen once again. in two days you'll need to prove your vaccination status if you're going out in oakland. the city's indoor vaccine mandate starts on tuesday. anyone 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to visit businesses, like restaurants, bars, theatres, gyms, and large indoor event at city-owned properties. oakland joined san francisco and berkeley in requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor businesses. and a live look over san francisco. the city is about to dial back its masking rules. beginning tuesday, february 1st, masks will no longer be required in offices, gyms, religious gatherings or college classrooms, if everyone is vaccinated, boosted, and the gathering has fewer than 100 people.
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religious and medical vaccine exemptions will be allowed, but people will need a recent negative covid test to enter. for other bay area counties, current state masking rules are in place and will expire february 15th. we have put together all the latest news you need to know about covid right on our nbc bay area streaming app. you can download it for free on roku, apple tv or amazon fire. click on covid, what to know playlist. a castro valley man has been charged with stealing people's personal information to collect covid unemployment benefits. a federal complaint claims the 46-year-old was able to cash in on $1 million worth of benefits intended for people affected by the pandemic. there are three victims in the case, all from washington state. according to prosecutors, the suspect was able to withdraw money from their accounts at bay area atms. plenty of people were out in san francisco's chinatown
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yesterday as lunar new year festivities began. the community has endured an especially difficult past two years, and they hope this year brings new beginnings. city leaders and law enforcement were there this weekend as the flower market fair got under way. one of the biggest events the city is bringing back is the chinese new year parade. it's set to take place later in february. >> we're grateful that we're partnering with the city of san francisco to allow us to actually open this event, to bring it back to san francisco, to chinatown. >> some business owners tell us they were surprised with the turnout. they hope covid cases keep dropping and crowds condition to come for lunar new year's celebrations. 7:09, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." we'll take you live to washington, d.c. for our weekly interview with chuck todd who has a preview of this week's
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it is time for our weekly discussion with chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." as always, thanks for joining us this morning. good to see you. with justice stephen breyer's retirement from the supreme court, or his announcement, at least, president biden said he would nominate, quote, someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity, and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the united states supreme court. first of all, is there a short list, and how soon could that happen? we know amy comey barrett was quite quickly rushed through in her nomination. >> right. well, there is a short list. i think the white house wants to not confirm how short it is. i think they want to showcase the number of highly qualified african american women there are for this post. but it's interesting you bring up the timing.
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one of the front runners appears to be judge katanje jackson. if it's her, senator durbin said today, they could move things fast because they've already gone through her record, they've already been through this process. let's say it's the supreme court justice, southern california supreme court justice krueger. her nomination could take a little bit longer because the committee hasn't ever vetted her before. so some of it will depend on the nominee. look, a lot of times i believe white houses when they're telegraphing. it is rare that a white house doesn't telegraph who the likely pick is. alaina kagan was the first name sort of said and then she vetted fine. sotomayor, same thing. and he would look at brown
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jackson and consider her the front runner. >> and i want to ask you about covid, because it's interesting, i believe you have two governors in your studios this morning from very different sides of the aisle. here in california, at least in the bay area, something interesting is happening. some have seen it as a surprise move that beginning tuesday mask mandates are changing, san francisco will be more lenient on indoor masking, some prominent doctors are pushing for kids to be able to go maskless at schools. what is their consensus or what are those two governors saying today? >> well, they both said it is time -- they both want policies that aren't essentially driven by the emergency anymore, meaning that this is not an emergency, it's something we have to worry about, it's something we have to deal with, but they would like a different change in posture, if you will. so what you're describing in san francisco, what you're
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describing that you're hearing from those folks out there, that's the conversation i heard from both governor murphy of new jersey, who has added a booster to his health care worker mandate, and a governor hutchinson, who still argues that the mandates he thinks are self-defeating, but admits he needs to up the boosters in his own state. they both expressed a desire that they would like a little less of the emergency ideas that have been coming out of the covid response team. >> so maybe less pandemic, more endemic? but i won't make you agree to that. >> that's probably the way to look at it, but, yes, the don't call it an endemic endemic yet. >> we'll look forward to the interviews. we hope you join chuck for this morning's "meet the press." he'll have an interview with senator dick durbin and interviews with asa hutchinson and phil murphy. it's right after this newscast. at least nine people are
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dead, and several others are injured following a multi-vehicle crash in las vegas. police say a maroon dodge challenger was speeding and ran a red light, plowing into several cars yesterday afternoon. at least 15 people were involved. among those killed were young children and that driver of the dodge challenger. it likely will take days for the northeast to dig out from this weekend's winter storm. nearly 2 feet of snow fell in areas of new england and parts of massachusetts. wind gusts topped 70 miles per hour. the wind piled into huge snow drifts. massachusetts alone, the storm knocked out power to more than 120,000 homes. more than 4,500 flights have been canceled. locally, crews are continuing to make great progress on the colorado fire, which is almost out. the fire has burned nearly 700 acres in monterey county. it is now 90% contained.
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volunteers and donors gathered in san francisco for a relief event benefiting victims of the tongan volcano eruption. the effort yesterday collected food, water, clothes and money. several local organizations brought volunteers and donors. the bay area is home to a significant tongan community, making this drive personal for some. it will take about a month for donated items to arrive on the island because of how travel and shipping have been impacted. the relief effort will continue as long as there is a need. as athletes and other olympics personnel start to arrive in beijing this weekend, all eyes are on the covid numbers. so far, 36 people have tested positive and 29 of those cases were discovered immediately after arrival at the beijing airport. the u.s. olympic delegation flew in friday night and were quickly cleared for entry. hundreds more athletes and officials poured into the airport yesterday.
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we are now just four days away from the start of the winter games, and our teammates are there, janelle wang, and it will be so exciting to see them. it is time to get back here locally and check in with meteorologist vianey arana for a look at our sunday forecast. >> and as promised, we're wearing 9ers colors this morning, and we are also seeing the coit tower lit up for the 9ers. it looks like it's been fading a little. they've been lighting it in honor of the 49ers. we are going to see a little more cloud cover through the afternoon, but things are still quiet. no big changes in the forecast, really all week long. we've seen a similar weather pattern and we are seeing some areas with patchy, dense fog. take a look at this. novato down to a quarter of a mile, through the south bay we've got pretty much clear conditions, no concerns about any fog. but we are seeing those 30s throughout the entire bay area,
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pretty much, except for the bay, which tends to stay in those 40s. look at san jose, 37 degrees. down through morgan hill, 34, up through concord 34 degrees, napa, santa rosa, also in the 30s. how are we shaping out compared to the stormy east? let's take a look. i love comparing this. it gives you a good perspective. they had a historic snowstorm that really impacted them yesterday and the current temperatures right now in through the east coast, 16 degrees, up through green bay, remember when the 9ers beat the green bay packers, 20 degrees, louisville 34, atlanta, 39. and we're not going to be worried about the cold if you're heading down to southern california for the big game. if you're on your way out, we've got sunshine. right now we are expecting 70s by kick-off, if you're tailgating it will be sunny, 65 degrees, comfortable weather. no worries about any rain. and if you're going to be here locally and you have any outdoor parties, keep in mind that we are seeing some issues with pollen so you might notice your
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allergies acting up. pine, mold and cedar, you can see high to moderate, weeds and grasses are low. temperature outlook, by 11:30, we'll be in the upper 50s and by 1:30 we start to see some of the 60s through los gatos, san jose, and daytime highs will be topping out in the low to mid-60s and a couple of upper 50s as well in through the afternoon. by tonight into early tomorrow, once again we are expecting to wake up to cold 30s. one more thing you're going to notice. even though we're going to stay dry, we are going to see increasing winds, especially by tuesday night. take a look at santa rosa and napa. the wind gusts begin to kick up 20 plus miles per hour. long-range outlook, the dry weather continues, offshore winds are going to be the biggest impact. high pressure has been keeping any chance of rain for us to our north and south and it looks like we're dry note. over the next seven days we're looking good, sunshine, thanks.
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it is 7:20 right now. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." anthony flores is live at sofi stadium and he has a preview of today's nfc championship game next.
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good morning, everyone. aim anthony flores at sofi stadium in inglewood. the 49ers take on l.a. rams this afternoon in the nfc championship. the winner moves on to super bowl lvi. if you think the 49ers would be in this position after they started the season 3-5? not many did. this will be the second meeting between the teams in the past three weeks. the 9ers have won six in a row over l.a., including rallying to beat the rams in week 18. despite their dominance, the rams remain focused on taking care of business against their division rivals. >> a lot is on the line.
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we're going to play as hard as we can and we'll see who makes the least mistakes. >> the rams have found ways to win the last two weeks and they're as dangerous as ever with stars all over the field. that's all we're focused on, is the opportunity to play football against the rams, a division rival. >> reporter: today's nfc championship game kicks off at 3:30. back in the bay, the warriors on the court against the brooklyn nets without the injured kevin durant. tied at 93 in the fourth quarter, steph curry buries it. now we move to, with under 15 seconds to go, a one-point game. clay thompson with the splash and dagger. the warriors cut down the nets 110-106. on the ice, the sharks on the road in florida, tied 4-4 in overtime. sam bennett lights the lamp. that's the game winner. the sharks blow a 4-2 lead and fall to the panthers in
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overtime. san jose back on the ice today. the 49ers are playing the biggest game of the season, the nfc championship against the rams. the winner moves on to super bowl lvi. kick-off is set for 3:30. that's a look at sports. i'm anthony flores for "today in the bay." >> thank you. we also spoke with 49ers insider matt maiocco ahead of the game. he tells us with a six-game winning streak against the rams, the 9ers will have to put up a strong fight to secure the win today. >> the rams have talent across the board and these teams know each other very well. one of the things that jimmy garoppolo and the offense knows is that the rams feature some great pass rushers, aaron donald, von miller coming to the team midseason. they'll get pressure on the quarterback, they'll want to run the ball and make this a physical game. in those passing situations, garoppolo knows he doesn't have
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a whole lot of time to throw. he's got to get the ball out quickly to playmakers, samuel, kittle and others to let them know the rest. >> you want to make the week as normal as possible. the one thing that didn't exist back when i played was, for the most part, the internet. and you didn't have twitter and you didn't have all these things. so i think for the most part, for guys to focus on watching game film, talk to your teammates, focus on the game plan, and probably stay away from social media is the greatest way to kind of keep your focus. try to keep it like a normal week. >> and that was former 49ers tight end brent jones, who played in three super bowls and. he understands the pressure the 9ers must feel as they go into sofi stadium today. the "l.a. times" reports that the ticket resale site vivid seats is estimating that 65% of
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tickets to today's game have gone to 49ers fans, so look for a lot of red. jones had a lot more to say about today's game and you can find out who he's picking to win. watch the full interview on our nbc bay area app. click on the must-see playlist. you can download our app on your tv, roku, apple and amazon fire. and at 7:27, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, it's been called a red sea. the 49ers faithful in l.a. for today's championship game. we'll take you there. if you're still trying to get your hands on an n95 mask, the biden administration mask rollout is happening. we'll tell you where to look.
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good morning. it is sunday, january 30th, 7:29, as we take a live look outside. this is sp-2, a bar and
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restaurant in san jose's san pedro square. they are inside gearing up to watch the 49ers game today, holding a watch party for fans. doors open at 3:00. proof of vaccination or a negative covid test are required. thank you so much for starting your final sunday of the month with us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist vianey arana joins us with a quick look at your microclimate forecast. it looks a little foggy, but not too bad. >> we've got some cloud cover and i can't believe january went by like that and we're heading into february, and still no rain for the month of january. a live look at coit tower. it is a little chilly outside. we've been waking up to these cold 30s for the past several days now, and right now it's about 37 degrees in san jose, 33 in dublin, almost below freezing. 34 in concord, 35 in napa. i do want to show you some areas of fog, especially if you live up in the north bay. be careful near novato and santa
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rosa because we're down to quarter of a mile in visibility. by 12:00, 1:00, in the upper 50s, as you're getting ready to watch the big game, we'll have sunshine in the forecast. full details coming up. >> thank you. vianey is in red, i'm in gold, and it will be a sea of red and gold here in the bay area and down in los angeles as we are eight hours away from the nfc championship game. the san francisco 49ers, of course, will be taking on the los angeles rams, and the winner punches their ticket to the super bowl. the 49ers faithful are known for following their team all over the country, creating what they call a redout. and we told you yesterday morning this was going to happen. some lucky 9ers fans flying to l.a. yesterday for the game got a special sendoff at sfo. the 49ers drum line was there for a pep rally, along with team mascot sourdough sam and now fans are taking over l.a.
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"today in the bay's" anthony flores is there with more on the 9ers invasion. [ crowd chanting ] . . >> reporter: a sea of red flooded the streets of l.a. >> the energy is just crazy. >> reporter: it was called the 49ers invasion. hundreds packed a local bar as the faithful hopes to turn sofi stadium into levi's south for sunday's nfc championship game. >> we take over stadiums wherever we go, so we're definitely going to do it again this week. [ crowd chanting ] >> all the love and support, we are taking over l.a. >> reporter: the faithful took over sofi stadium in week 18, making the rams house look and sound like a home game for the 9ers in a must win just to get to the playoffs. fans have traveled from the bay area and beyond to show they're rolling with the 9ers. >> the faithful travel as well. we all know that. we've got the good luck charm baby right here. just excited, man. hopefully we make another super
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bowl run. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: thed super bowl ine years. i'm anthony flores for " overni 49ers. the conservatory of flowers and the music concourse at golden gate park, coit tower, once again, being illuminated in red and gold. the san francisco recreation and parks department says the landmarks will stay lit in these colors as long as the 9ers keep on winning. fingers crossed. our teammates at nbc sports bay area will have it all covered for you today. laura britt, joe staley, takeo spikes and donte whitner will have a one-hour pregame show starting at 2:30 and then switch back over to them after the game for 49ers postgame live. remember, you can watch the super bowl right here on nbc bay area. it is sunday, february 13th. that will be a big day for us.
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we'll be broadcasting the olympics and the super bowl all day, both going on at the exact same time for the first time ever. we are going to turn to our ongoing coronavirus coverage, moving you forward with a closer look at the largest distribution of masks in u.s. history. many people are still looking for those n95 masks being given out by the biden administration, but so far they are proving hard to find. "today in the bay's" marianne favro shows us where to look. >> reporter: i actually picked up this free n95 mask here at this rite aid in los gatos, but as we found, they're not easy to find. the n95 masks are from the strategic national stockpile, but it appears so far very few have landed at south bay pharmacies. we checked and found none here or here, or at more than a dozen other pharmacies we called. this gentleman is on a quest to
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find one at this walgreens in san jose. >> i'm going to ask if they have one. >> reporter: the store didn't have one. >> it is a disaster. too bad. yeah, they should have it. >> reporter: but at this rite aid in los gatos, the free n95 masks were available. customers could pick up as many as three from a table at the front of the store. kathy says after a friend tipped her off, she rushed to the store, glad to get the added protection of an n95 without the added cost. >> for a lot of people they're expensive, so they may not be able to get them and have them for free. i'm retired so it's nice to have them. >> reporter: the cdc recently updated mask guidelines saying well-fitting respirator masks offer more protection than cloth masks against covid. >> we're in the age of omicron and what that means is we are encouraging everyone to upgrade their masks, whether it's an n95, a kn95 or a kf94 or a
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double mask. anything people can do to upgrade masks with this really highly contagious variant is important. >> reporter: if you're still trying to get a free n95, be diligent, because even the few pharmacies that are offering them right now may soon run out. >> i got the last three. >> reporter: marianne favro, "today in the bay." happening tomorrow, courtrooms in the south bay will reopen once again. earlier this month santa clara county closed courtrooms. so many workers were sick there weren't enough to keep the courts open. starting tomorrow, clerk's offices and courts will reopen. in two days you'll need to prove your vaccination status if you're going out in oakland. the city's indoor vaccine mandate starts on tuesday. anyone 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to visit businesses, like restaurants and bars. theatres, gyms and also large
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indoor events at city-owned properties. oakland joins san francisco and berkeley in requiring proof of vaccination to enter businesses. and a live look over san francisco, where the city is about to dial back its masking rules. beginning tuesday, february 1st, masks will no longer be required in offices, gyms, religious gatherings or college classrooms, but that's only if everyone is vaccinated, boosted, and the gathering has fewer than 100 people. religious and medical vaccine exemptions will be allowed for restaurants and bars, but people will need a recent negative covid test to enter. for other bay area counties, current state masking rules are in place and set to expire february 15th. we have all the latest news you need to know about covid right on our nbc bay area streaming app. you can download it to your tv, on your roku, apple tv and amazon fire. click on the covid what to know
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playlist. a castro valley man has been charged with stealing people's personal information to collect coronavirus unemployment benefits. a federal complaint claims the 46-year-old was able to cash in on $1 million worth of benefits intended for people affected by the pandemic. there are three victims in the case, all from washington state. according to prosecutors, the suspect was able to withdraw money from their accounts at bay area atms. all lanes of 580 in the east bay are back open after reports of a bomb. the chp shut down 580 in castro valley yesterday to investigate the bomb scare. lanes were closed for about two and a half hours. officers were able to determine it was not, in fact, a bomb, and reopened the highway. and in that same area a pickup truck barrelled through a fence in the center divide and partially onto the bart tracks.
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bart had to shut down service and some lanes were closed while crews cleared the area and started to repair the damage. train service resumed around 1:30. plenty of people were out in san francisco's chinatown yesterday as lunar new year festivities began. they are returning for the first time since the pandemic, and this is a community that has endured an especially difficult last few years. they hope this year brings new beginnings. city leaders and law enforcement were there this weekend as the flower market fair got under way. one of the biggest events the city is bringing back is the chinese new year parade, set to take place later in february. >> we're grateful that we're partnering with the city of san francisco to allow us to actually open this event, to bring back tourism to san francisco, to chinatown. >> some chinatown business owners were surprised with the turnout. they say they hope that covid cases keep dropping and that
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people continue to come out for a lunar new year celebration. and down on the peninsula, people were also ringing in the year of the tiger. this was the lunar new year's celebration at hillsdale mall in san mateo. it featured live performances, attendees were given traditional lucky red envelopes symbolizing, energy, happiness and good wishes. 7:40, still to come on "today in the bay," rumors of retirement for one of the greatest football players of all time. what bay area native tom brady's family has to say about his future in the game. ♪♪
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i want to show you a live look in san francisco at coit tower. how cold are we when you head out the door? let's take a look at satellite radar and see what's going on. we've had high pressure that's been dominating over the bay area, keeping any chance of rain to our north and south. today we're going to see some clouds move in and we do have some limited visibility, mainly up through parts of novato, santa rosa and the napa area. if you're going to be heading to the north bay, you'll see fog lingering for the first half of the mornings. 37 degrees right now in san jose, 34 for morgan hill, 37 in livermore, concord 34. what can we expect for the big game? if you're going to be here, you're going to be enjoying sunshine. if you're heading to the game right now, before heading out the door, sunshine, 70s in the forecast. big game today, great weather, can't complain. it stays in california when it comes to the sunshine. if you're going to be here doing an outside party, keep in mind
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the allergies have been acting up for a reason. pine and mold have been moderate, cedar has been high and weeds and grasses have been low. as far as your temperature outlook, by 12:00 we'll be in the upper 50s and we're going to top out pretty much in the low to mid-60s at times through the interior valleys, into early monday morning, once again waking up to 30s. similar conditions. the biggest change heading into the workweek ahead is going to be the wind. we stay calm through monday, and then monday night into tuesday we start to see offshore winds pick up. look at santa rosa at 22 plus, through napa, 31 plus miles per hour. as far as your long-range outlook right now, the first week of february, dry weather will continue and offshore winds ahead. mainly into tuesday and wednesday. we're going to stay breezy, so it will start to kick up monday evening, it will get breezy, and then really into tuesday and wednesday we're going to see dry wind from the northeast. 15 to 5 miles per hour.
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notice the temperatures will be in the upper 50s for tomorrow and inland daytime highs will be in the mid-60s. no rain in the extended outlook for new. kira, back to you. >> we always say we need rain, but i love seeing all those sunshine icons. >> can't complain there. >> thank you so much. it is 7:45 right now. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, nbc bay area political analyst larry gurston joins us to talk about president biden's pledge to nominate a black african american female to the supreme court.
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mmm. hey jack, how'd you get this spicy cluck sandwich to have the perfect amount of spice? i call it, jack's spice squad. who's in the squad? [whispering] it's me. my new spicy cluck sandwich combo. it's my best chicken ever. rumors were swirling yesterday about the possibility of tom brady's career in pro football coming to an end. yesterday espn reported tom brady was retiring from the nfl after 22 seasons. nbc bay area spoke with brady's
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mother, who told us those reports are not true. brady also reached out to the bucs general manager to say that he hasn't made a decision yet. brady's agents also issued a statement that says, in part, without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what's being reported, tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. with the announced departure from the supreme court by justice stephen breyer, president biden has begun a search for his replacement and he said it will be a black woman. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us. good morning to you. how much influence will that newest member have on the other justices? >> well, good morning, kira. these things are so hard to know and so much of it depends upon chemistry. we know, as you said, the president is going to appoint an african american woman. that will make, by the way, four women on the court. of course, the first time in the court's history.
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and you kind of wonder whether there will be some sort of cross-pollination between the women of various political backgrounds. that will be something to watch. >> what is the difference there, and, you know, is it important? >> yeah, there's no question that the difference is there, and, yes, it's important. conservatives dominate the court, 6-3 majority, including the replacement who will be put on by the president. when you talk about conservatives, these are folks who look at the constitution very narrowly. there are people who don't want to talk about what's not written in tpl the president's vaccination rule was exited by the court because they said we don't see anything like this in the constitution. liberals view it in terms of broad interpretation, the equal protection clause is a good example where they look like things like voting, employment, clean air, transgender rights. all these things are fair game and should be taken care of because of the broad interpretation.
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so depending on how you look at the constitution, you're going to get very different opinions. >> so, you know, technically they are supposed to side with the constitution, but with the 6-3 conservative majority, there surely are examples of the direction that majority is taking in the country. >> yeah, and they're siding with the constitution and they're siding with the constitution. both are right, they're just looking at it differently. here's what you can look for in the next year or two or five or ten, voting access, which has been denied by the courts in terms of taking away the rights from the states to deal with it, that's going to continue to be an issue as the states continue, many of them to rescind issues, particularly for people of color. narrowing a woman's right to choose. the supreme court has backed off and said we're going to let the states handle that. we don't see that in the constitution. things like affirmative action,
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the supreme court has been dealing with this for a while, narrowing what affirmative action means. we've got a case before the supreme court now and it looks like this is going to be kaput when it comes to affirmative action. the supreme court is saying when you look at the constitution, this conservative majority says we just don't see these things are under the auspices of the federal government. so we leave them to the states, and with that you see a very big variety in terms of the policies that have come out. >> so how fair is that, really, to leave it up to the states themselves? because these decisions or non-decisions are having serious impacts on the american public. >> you know, kira, that's such a great question and it depends on who you ask. if you're talking to a conservative, they're saying, my gosh, it's about time. we've dealt with a liberal court for so many years, now we're having a court deal with things the way they like them to be done. if you're talking to a liberal, they're saying, my goodness, for years we've had a court who has looked out for individual rights
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and tried to protect the rights of those, and those things are gone. courts change over time and the composition depends on who puts them there. the president. and let's remember, the president, donald trump, had the unusual opportunity of adding three justices of the nine, and with that we've seen a court which was tilting conservative going very conservative. so conservatives have their day, liberals are going to have to wait for another time. >> and that's just how it happens. that's how it's gone since it began. larry, as always, thanks for your input. we look forward to seeing you next week. 7:52, up next, aick-off to the championship game. the 9ers fans invasion in l.a. and coming up, one final look at your sunny forecast, but also theics extended outlook for the first week of february. stay with us.
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welcome back. here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning, including it is championship sunday for the 49ers. the day to decide who makes it to the super bowl. down in l.a., it's being called a 49ers invasion. hundreds of faithful making their presence known yesterday. their goal, to take over l.a. as they did at sofi stadium in week 18, making the rams house look like a home game for the 9ers. fans have traveled from the bay area and beyond to create this
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redout. >> we take over stadiums wherever we go. we're definitely going to do it again this week. >> we're hearing 49ers fans could make up 60% of the crowd today at sofi stadium. our teammates at nbc sports bay area will be covering it all, laura britt, don te whit ner, joe staley and takeo spikes have a pregame show and then be sure to switch over after the game for 49ers postgame live. remember, you can watch the super bowl right here on nbc bay area. it is sunday, february 13th. that will be a big day for us broadcasting the olympics and the super bowl, both at the same time, for the first time ever. let's check in with meteorologist vianey arana for a quick look at our microclimate forecast. >> it's going to be nice. we were cloudy in some spots to start, and cold, but by the
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afternoon, 60s in the forecast and no rain in sight. so weather you'll be in the city or inland, expect a lot of sunshine this afternoon. overnight lows will dip down into the 30s once again into monday morning, but we stay dry for the remainder of the week. for the fans heading to l.a., they're also encountering sunshine with temps in the 70s. whether you're watching it locally or you're going to be heading down to l.a., you don't have to worry about rain or significant weather. as far as your monday, tuesday, wednesday forecast, one thing you will notice when it comes to changes is going to be the winds picking up from the northeast. we're going to get dry winds, 15, 30 plus miles per hour possible, which we will monitor because there is always elevated fire danger with the wind. >> thanks for making us a part of your morning, we'll have local news at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00, and all day on nbcbayarea.com. before we go, we want to show off our 49ers pride this morning with some fan photos. this is our small but mighty
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importance of the rule of law. >> it gives president biden a chance to make an historic appointment. >> that person will be the first black person ever nominated to the supreme court. >> and a disappointed corps of democratic voters. despite the votes, will the president still try to fight this nominatin?

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