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the good. good morning. i'm kris sanchez. coming up next on "today in the bay," a crime spree as three walnut creek shops are robbed in 24 hours. the dramatic surveillance video of the thieves in action. also, l.a.x. is once again open this morning as the investigation into the deadly shooting there continues. the chilling note left behind by the suspected gunman. and a man is hit on an east bay freeway closing it for hours. now investigators want to know why he was there. this is toob. "today in the bay." >> from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." and we are waking up bright and blue this morning. a live look at san francisco from our san bruno mountain camera. we turned the clocks back and got a little daylight in the
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deal. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. usually we wake up and it's still dark. >> it's nice, you get the extra hour of daylight. sunset coming up just after 5:00 in the evening and it's chilly out there, especially in some parts of the east bay and north bay. napa down to 48. we have some wind this morning. starting to see some of that in san francisco. the wind advisory continues keeping your temperatures up a few degrees. we're going to get cooler, drier air coming in from the north during the day. you see some high clouds as we head through the afternoon and evening. today's highs 60s around the bay area, cooler than yesterday, and then tonight as the clouds clear, could see some patchy frost. so we'll talk more about the chilly changes coming up in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> i looked at the thermostat, 40 degrees. >> it is starting to feel like november. >> thank you very much, rob. walnut creek police are investigating two burglaries and an armed robbery that all
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happened just in 24 hours' time at a usually quiet outdoor mall. we're talking about the palo v r verdes mall. a burglary busted into a thai restaurant and he yanked the cash register out of place taking it and the $200 in the drawer. he was gone within 15 seconds. the restaurant owner says he is angry about what happened but he's hoping that somebody will recognize that man in the footage and call police. >> i feel angry, too, but it's bad luck for last night. >> another restaurant in the same mall near the lunardi's grocery store was also burglarized and the door of chopin market now boarded up. police say surveillance video in that case shows a different suspect. the third and latest crime happened around 6:00 saturday evening at the tutti-frutti
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yogurt shop where a young man entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk at gunpoint. the robber got away. so far no arrests in any of the three crimes. to the latest on the investigation into a deadly shooting at los angeles international airport. all three terminals are now back in full operation this morning after a man opened fire on friday morning killing a tsa agent and wounding three other people. federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia with murder of a federal officer and violence at an international airport. they say he wrote and signed a note stating he had, quote, made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> his intent was very, very clear in his note. >> it's believed to be a premeditated act in the first degree. >> the charges could lead to the death penalty or life without parole. as the investigation into ciancia's motive's continue, the grief of the family of the victim is just beginning. gerardo hernandez, who would have turned 40 next week, had
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worked at l.a.x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for the tsa mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. they have yet to interview him because he's reportedly unresponsive at a los angeles airport. new video into our newsroom this morning, all westbound lanes of 580 were blocked for three hours overnight here holloway and richmond because of a fatal crash. the chp reports a man ran across the freeway just before 10:00. that's when a silver corolla hit him, and that man died at the scene. the highway patrol opened an investigation to find out why that man was on the freeway. we're learning more about the deadly highway that closed highway 1 yesterday. it happened around 4:30 in the afternoon two miles south of stinson beach. a chp officer says a man driving
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a stolen red honda accord crashed 200 feet down a cliff. the man died and the chp shut down the freeway for the next 2 1/2 hours while crews tried to recover his body and the car. that car was reported stolen out of vellejo. in the east bay a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars this morning. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home on friday. over the past year they received several reports of indecent exposure at veterans and mariners park. officers identified the suspect as thomas based on witness descriptions. he faces 11 counts of indecent exposure. another b.a.r.t. union voted yes on that temporary contract deal which ended the strike last month and which promises no more strikes for several years. b.a.r.t. officials announced yesterday they've reached an agreement with the amalgamated transit union. workers ratified the deal on
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friday night. the agreement includes 15% raise over four years and improves safety conditions for b.a.r.t. workers but it requires them to pay into their pension and it increases their health care costs. >> it will allow us to better control our scheduling and attendance at b.a.r.t. it will help us control overtime costs and make changes to the equipment and technology to run a better b.a.r.t. >> the riding public gets some peace of mind out of this deal because it has a no-strike clause valid through june of 2017. that contract now goes back to the b.a.r.t. board of directors for their final approval. officers are searching for a san jose man who has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old. 54-year-old hiloito canseco was last seen on skrvine street. he can't really fend for himself because of a traumatic brain
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injury. he was wearing a white t-shirt, black dickey pants, black jacket, and flip-flops. he walks with a limp and has a cane. one of the patients lost in the shutdown in the shuffle of a castro valley nursing home was found thanks to an alert bus driver in the south bay. officials say 65-year-old edmund bascom disappeared during the chaotic closing of that valley springs manor last week. bascom was recognized by a transit bus driver in san jose. he was the last patient unaccounted for from that facility. we have been following this story since last weekend when we reported 14 people were abandoned at the assisted living center after the state shut it down. an investigation is under way to see if the owners committed elder abuse or any other crimes. folks in menlo park got a knock on the door this weekend and a warning about mosquitoes, yellow fever, and dengue fever. vector control found mosquitoes in august at holy cross
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cemetery. they can also carry dengue fever. investigator control and volunteers went door to door yesterday telling folks to get rid of standing water because that's where the mosquitoes like to breed and what it means if they get mosquito bites during the day. >> it's important to note these mosquitoes are daytime biters, unlike some of the mosquitoes we have around the area that spread west nile virus, which are more of a dawn and dusk biter. these can be out in the middle of the afternoon when it's warm. >> this year officials do report five cases of dengue fever. still ahead on "today in the bay," taking a stand. the san francisco chronicle goes on the record about a controversial issue. the move it's making to fight what it calls a racial slur. and our bay area proud series continues with one iron man's triathlon under his belt, a man with just one leg about to do it again, but this time faster. we'll take you to the finish line.
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you are watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. looking live at san francisco this morning, and it is a very
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chilly start to this morning if you're headed out to walk the dog. make sure you wear a jacket, maybe one of the little dog sweaters. the nfl is the most watched sport in the country, but every time one particular team takes the field, the talk turns from football to history and cultural sensitivity. last week native american groups met with the league in their call for the washington redskins to stop using the name redskins, but one bay area newspaper has already decided to stop using that name. joe ris sato, jr., shows us what's behind that decision. >> reporter: growing up of cherokee descent, colleen hicks has heard plenty of offensive descriptions. >> native americans are all rich, they have casinos. >> reporter: inside the museum -- >> here are examples of two eagle feather head dresses. >> reporter: even head dresses haveeen subject to caricature. >> they were going to be wearing it during the victoria's secret
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show. >> reporter: to hicks one of the most glaring offenses, pro sports teams like the washington redskins who she says mock native american culture. >> how would it be if it was washington red necks? it's insulting. >> reporter: but from now on hicks will be free to read the sports rapages of the "san francisco chronicle" without being upset. the chronicle says it will no longer refer to the washington team as the redskins. >> a month ago one of our sports columnists wrote a letter to me and the sports editors suggesting that we take a look at whether it was appropriate to still call the washington nfl franchise the redskins since it is a racial slur. >> reporter: chronicle managing end for audrey cooper says with the growing debate over the redskins' name, the style council decided it was time to go. >> in this case we felt pretty strongly that there are other ways to refer to the team. >> reporter: the newspaper will only use the term red skin when
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referring to news stories about the name controversy. >> the niners, for example, play washington next month, and we'll say that the niners beat washington by whatever score we beat them by. >> reporter: some major newspapers stopped using the redskin name years ago yet despite pressures from president obama and other prominent sports figures, the owner of the washington team says there are no plans to change the name. >> i actually call it blind prejudice, that people don't realize that they're still prejudiced toward native people. >> nbc bay area news. still ahead on "today in the bay," arming yourself with an iphone. how a bay area company can turn your smartphone into at stun gun. >> and a view from san bruno mountain shows you breezy conditions and chilly nights ahead. i'll have a look at that in the
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you're watching "today in the bay." good morning to you looking live at san jose where it is a chilly start to the day. rob says rain but not in the immediate future, so if you haven't found your umbrella, you have, what, about a week you think, rob? >> probably have at least seven to eight days it looks like right now. no rain and no clouds in san francisco. here is the interesting view. obviously there's no fog in the picture, but if you look really closely and you get one of the nice big tvs, you can see the flag there pointing to a slight north wind that's helping to bring in drier air from the north and some of our wind-sheltered valleys this morning it is chilly. 38 in napa. santa rosa, 48, as the winds have kept our temperatures up for the most part a bit warmer this morning in parts of the north bay except as you get further north to ukiah, 35 degrees this morning. chillier though around parts of the south bay where the winds are light and under clear skies. our temperatures have dropped off. right now enough of a breeze to
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keep the morning temperatures up for this morning, but tomorrow morning as the winds back off and the skies clear overnight, we will see a chance of patchy frost. right now mostly sunshine, but as we head through the afternoon, we'll see high clouds out of that system start to make its way towards the bay area. we'll see breezy conditions during the day, increasing high clouds, then the winds back off, skies clear overnight. 30s and 40s in the bay area. lake tahoe, temperatures in the teens coming up tonight. so that cooler air reaching most of northern california. so hour by hour, the wind speeds, 15 to 25 miles per hour. still high enough for a wind advisory at times in the north bay hills into the afternoon, and then we'll see the wind speed start to back off, but the clouds will be on the increase today. gorgeous sunrise right now, and you notice as we head towards the evening approaching sunset just after 5:00 thanks to the time change, we will see mostly cloudy skies. as the skies clear out overnight, with the winds backing off, it will set us up for a chilly night heading into tomorrow morning. we'll see the temperatures dropping off into the 30s and
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40s. should be nice football weather for the raiders taking on the eagles today just after 1:00. increasing high clouds, temperatures in the 60s out there in the east bay. san jose today also in the mid-60s. 65 degrees, we'll warm up quickly and the clouds spilling in will start to filter out the sun for the second half of the day. tri-valley, upper 60s, near 70 in the warmer locations near pleasanton. in san francisco we should see highs in the mid-60s before the clouds start to spill in. the seven-day forecast will call for less wind as we get back into the workweek with the chance of some patchy frost next couple of mornings but afternoon temperatures at least through wednesday warming up, and then if you're going to be looking for the umbrella, stay tuned saturday and sunday now, perhaps a better hint we could see some rain for next weekend. >> we definitely could use it. i went to the reservoirs for our story earlier this week and they are so low. >> and fire season still technically not over. >> thanks, rob. smartphone thefts are on the
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rise in the bay area. now a startup wants to help you fight back. they have made a phone that double the as a stun gun. it's called the yellow jacket and scott budman shows us whether the zap works. >> reporter: it's made to shock would-be i-phone thieves delivering 650 kilowatts of electricity to anyone who tries to steal one. sold by a company called yellow jacket for $99, it's a way to fight back against rising smartphone thefts. we showed it to the local police department. >> that sounds like it could possibly hurt. >> reporter: which says being careful is actually a better way to protect yourself and your phone. >> and i know that, you know, it's been a hot topic, you know, iphone thefts recently. my suggestion is vigilance. be aware of your surroundings. understand where you're using your phone, where you're not using your phone. >> reporter: that said, some say they'd like the feeling of power in their hands.
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>> i probably would for safety reasons, yeah, yeah. when i walk like on my lunch like right now. yeah, so i probably would, but i do think it's a little bulky. >> fashion or safety, either way it's causing a lot of buzz. scott budman, "today in the bay." >> i think scott tried it. i think it hurts. >> coming up on "today in the bay." >> they put so much faith in me and they did so much to get me there that, you know, i really wanted that finish really bad for them. >> a south bay iron man who has already overcome some major obstacles. now the question is, did he do it again?
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you are watching "today in the bay." some stories just stick with us like that of a san jose athlete who gained everything after he lost a leg. his name is jeff schmidt.
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his sport is triathlons. a year after we met him, "today in the bay's" garvin thomas shows us how he's still making the bay area proud. >> reporter: they call someone who competes on a prosthetic leg a challenged athlete. >> looking good! >> reporter: but they should call jeff schmidt is a magician. how else to explain his ability to transform a negative into a positive and do it more than once. we first met jeff and wife jenny not long after he returned from the 2012 iron man championship. jeff told us he kept going that night in hawaii because he had come too far to quit, and he wasn't talking about the 140-mile race. a star high school soccer player, jeff's leg was shattered by a violent tackle 15 years ago. the next decade of his life was dominated by pain and immobility, by failed surgeries and drug dependencies. it was jenny actually who first
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raised the idea of amputation. jeff ultimately agreed and asked a doctor to cut his leg off. >> if something in your life is causing you nothing but anguish and you can get rid of it, what do you do? you get rid of it. >> reporter: jeff says losing that leg turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him. and believe it or not, so was not finishing kona in time. >> welcome to our kickoff event. >> reporter: that's because jeff's story of perseverance won him the attention of the triathlon community. soon jeff was teaming up with berkeley's goo energy labs and the challenged athletes foundation raising money to give prosthetic running legs to children who couldn't afford them. he was also invited back to kona, given a second chance to conquer the biggest race of his life. jeff trained like never before, more than 5,000 miles on the road and in the water, to make
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sure he was ready this year, and he was. >> i was feeling prepared. i was feeling calm. and i was feeling ready to take on the day. >> reporter: jeff felt so good, in fact, his eyes could see the hollywood ending up ahead. his calf muscle though had other ideas. >> it was so painful. i mean, it had been cramped up that whole time but all of a sudden it started spasming. >> reporter: an mri later diagnosed it as a 90% tear. jeff tried to fight the pain, but he wasn't going to beat the clock. he quit ten miles into the run. >> i was disappointed because i wanted to finish, but i was -- i think i was even more disappointed that i was letting down my sponsors, and i still feel that. you know, sometimes that still hurts a little bit. >> reporter: so it seems jeff's story didn't have a hollywood ending. it just happens to have a better one. the money jeff says he raised for challenged kids makes it all
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worthwhile, and what kind of role model would he be for them now if he didn't keep pushing, didn't keep turning defeat into victory. >> the lesson in this is just because you fail doesn't mean you give up. i failed twice now at this race, and that doesn't mean that i won't ever be back because i will cross that finish line one day. >> reporter: garvin thomas, "today in the bay." >> i don't think i'd call that failure though. still ahead on "today in the bay," skydiving is supposed to be thrilling but not like this. how everyone managed to reach the ground alive after two small planes collided 12,000 feet over wisconsin. here at the second harvest food bank in san jose, they're expecting to see an increase in clients after recent cuts to food stamps. i'm marianne favro. i will take a closer look at some of the other impacts. [ female announcer ] now you can turn pillsbury crescents
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from nbc bay area, this is
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"today in the bay." good sunday morning to you looking live at the city from our camera in emeryville, and what you will notice is that it's bright, but it's also bouncing around. a breezy start to this sunday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. i think if i hear you correctly, wind is kind of the story and the cold. >> today. we're seeing some canadian air conditioning happening across northern california. we'll see temperatures in the sierra tonight in the teens. interesting spread across the north bay. 38 in napa, the winds are light, you're seeing chillier temperatures. gustier in the north bay hilltops and we will see cooler temperatures today and high clouds approaching the north coast. we'll see more of that as we move into the afternoon. so highs today mostly mid to upper 60s inland. mid-60s for san francisco and oakland, and then as the winds back off tonight and the clouds clear out, we will see 30s and
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40s or more 30s for tomorrow morning. we'll talk more about the chilly changes to kick off the workweek in the full forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> thanks, rob. three crimes in just 24 hours at a usually quiet outdoor mall in walnut creek. it happened at the palo verdes mall on pleasant hill road. surveillance video shows how fast this burglar worked breaking a glass door in matter of seconds to get into that thai restaurant. cameras rolling as the thief yanked the cash register out of place taking with it the $200 inside. he was gone within 15 seconds. the owner says that he is angry about what happened, but he's hoping somebody will recognize that man in the footage and call police. >> i feel angry, too, but it was bad luck for last night. >> another restaurant had bad luck as well near lunardi's market. it was also burglarized and now the door of chopin market is boarded up. surveillance video in that case shows a different suspect. the third and latest crime
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happened about 6:00 saturday evening at the tutti-frutti yogurt shop where a man entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk at gunpoint. no one was hurt and the robber got away. so far no arrests in any of these three crimes. this morning l.a.x. is back in full operation after a gunman killed a tsa agent and injured several other people. yesterday federal prosecutors filed charges against that suspect, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, as the family of the security officer he's accused of killing talked about their loss. dan sheneman has more. >> reporter: investigators say they have evidence that 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia intended to harm as many tsa agents as he could when he walked into terminal three at the los angeles international airport and opened fire. >> his intent was, very, very clear. >> reporter: that handwritten note stated ciancia had made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees.
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>> murder is believed to be a premeditated act of first degree. >> reporter: he's charged with murder of a federal officer and violence at international airports. >> we are really going to draw a picture of who this person was, his background, his history, that will help us hopefully explain why he chose to do what he did. >> reporter: as the investigation into why continues, so does the mourning for the loss. >> we are all heart broken. >> reporter: gerardo hernandez had been stationed at l.a.x. since 2010. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for the tsa mission. >> reporter: a duty that made him the first line of defense when it comes to airport security. according to tsa administrator john pistole. >> we want to do what we can to support and work with, again, the police to make sure we're doing everything possible to prevent something like this happening again. >> reporter: with l.a.x. back in full operation, authorities continue to search for clues as to what led to the violence.
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dan sheneman, nbc news. new this morning, u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with egyptian foreign minister in cairo. it is his first trip to egypt since the military ousted the country's democratically-elected president in july. kerry said the u.s. is a friend and partner to the egyptian people and wants to contribute to the country's success. in an interview ahead of the secretary of state's visit, the prime minister said he intended to have frank and honest talks with kerry. he arrived before mohamed morsi and 14 other top brotherhood leaders go on trial. kerry's visit to cairo is the first stop in a nine-day trip to the middle east, eastern europe, and north africa. michael jackson's former doctor who was just released from jail is now suing to get his medical license back. dr. conrad murray filed suit against the texas medical board claiming it prematurely revoked
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his license. murray says his conviction in california is not final until his appeals are exhausted. the former cardiologist was convicted in 2011 of giving jackson a lethal overdose of a powerful anesthetic. he spent less than two years in jail. talk about putting your skills to the test. ten people parachuted to safety after two sky diving planes they were riding in collided midair at 12:30 feet. they were on board two cessna planes flying in close formation so they could do a jump together when the planes collided. ten people parachuted safely to the ground. one pilot was able to land his plane. the other caught fire and plummeted to the ground. now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused those two planes to crash. only minor injuries were reported among the 11 people on those planes. no one on the ground was injured. this morning more than 150,000 bay area residents have less money to spend on food.
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the federal food stamp program has been cut, and that could have a very big impact for thousands who use the program. marianne favro has more on those who now have to tighten their budget even more. >> reporter: henry often has food on his mind, not just because as a diabetic it's krill critical to his health, but because he has to budget for every meal. he now has $11 less on his food stamp card. it may not sound like a lot but for henry it means the cost of a few meals. >> it's not there. if it's not there, it's money i can't spend. i cannot spend. it's something i think about while i figure out, try to streamline. >> reporter: sunnyvale community services help people using government assistance. case workers say due to the new cuts a family of four will lose $36 a month for meals.
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>> it's going to be the difference between a lot of our clients being able to pay their rent or choosing to buy food. >> reporter: which is why here at second harvest food bank in san jose, administrators say they're bracing for a tsunami of need. 51,000 families in santa clara county rely on food stamps and are each expected to lose the equivalent of 20 meals a month because of the cuts. many are expected to turn to second harvest as a safety net against hunger, especially as even more cuts are expected. >> i think it's going to be very difficult, honestly, for second harvest to meet the increased demand we're going to see as this cut to food stamps comes. >> reporter: second harvest already feeds more than a quarter million people a month and while the recession may be over, the number of clients continues to grow. the only thing that is shrinking is how much help the government is providing. marianne favro, nbc bay area
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news. now to breaking news in the south bay. the san jose police department investigating the city's 39th homicide of this year. police say that just before 4:30 this morning, they received a report of a person shot in the 100 block of morrison avenue in san jose between san fernando street and park avenue. family members drove that victim to a local hospital as officers were responding, but that victim suffered at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the local hospital. officers say they did take a suspect into custody about 45 minutes after that shooting. we'll have more information as it comes in throughout the day. the dungeness crab season opened this weekend in the bay area but you won't be seeing them in stores just yet. commercial crabbing doesn't start for another two weeks. this is video from last year. recreational fishermen are getting a jump start this weekend, and there are big expectations for a good season. the california department of fish and wildlife says the crab
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population is apparently very strong following two record-setting years in the commercial fishing industry. there is a grim forecast out though for the world's food supply. u.n. experts are blaming climate change. that is the latest from a leaked draft of a u.n. report due in march. experts predict climate change will cut agricultural production by 2% every ten years. that is an 18% drop by the end of the century. there's also a forecast for more wildfires, heat waves, and flooding in new york america. thousands of kids learned more about science this week. the third annual bay area science festival kicked off yesterday. they got to see science and robotics in action when a robot did the ribbon cutting honors. and then they explored free hands-on science activities at more than 100 different booths as well as meeting with scientists and tech experts from
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local companies. >> we are the science hub of the country, and we have to lead by example, and if our young folks aren't engaged in science, where are they going to be in this country? >> organizers hope that event will encourage young people to pursue careers in science. still ahead on "today in the bay," the bay area says good-bye to one of its most well-known sports staples. we'll show you how much it cost the giants to cut ties with barry zito. and warriors say last night's win over their northern california rifleavals say it wa very big deal.
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you are watching "today in the bay." >> good morning, oakland. looking live at stadium. a win would give the silver and black a .500 regard this late in the season for the first time since 2002. kickoff, 1:05.
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it is a budding rivalry. the warriors and the kings battled at oracle arena last night. the game never really close. steph curry scores on this three-pointer. then it's clay thompson's turn. he led all scorers with 27 points as the warriors rolled to a 98-87 victory. golden state is now 2-1 on the season. >> this is what the good teams do, you know. sacramento kings played last night, a hard-fought battle, and they traveled here, and the good teams take care of business. >> these are the kind of wins you have to win, especially on your home court because it's never easy being on the road and it's huge. to the sharks now who welcomed back dan boyle after a seven-game absence taking on the phoenix coyotes at the tank, and just like clockwork, boyle's return pays dividends. scoring on a second period power
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play giving the sharks a 2-1 lead, and this game would end up going to a shootout. the coyotes though pulling off the victory handing san jose its first loss at home this season. to football and cal hosting the arizona wildcats. lawler for the nice leaping catch for the score. lawler, first cal receiver since jackson with three touchdowns in a game but it still wouldn't be enough. they lose 23-28. it is their 11th straight pac-12 loss. to las vegas now where san jose state took on unlv. the spartans had a few tricks up their sleeve like this one. san jose goes on to win their fourth beating unlv. it is the end of an era for the bay area and for a pitcher
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who has called it home for more than a decade. perhaps not shocking but now official, the san francisco giants have declined their club option on pitcher barry zito making him a free agent for the first time in seven years. the team chose to buy out his final year of the contract for $7 million. zito spent his first seven seasons with the a's. the giants also declined the option of outfielder andres torres. still ahead on "today in the bay," a state legislator is waiting to learn his fate. will ron calderon face federal charges. larry gerston joins us next. poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need.
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upstream we'll see, nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston. thank you. we're talking about a southern california lawmaker, but we have the potential of feeling the effects here in northern california. >> yeah. ripple effects, maybe tsunami even maybe. we're talking about some serious stuff here. ron calderon is -- this guy is part of a well-known family in los angeles county whose members have been elected to state senate, the state assembly, congress, uncles, cousins, brothers, for a quarter century combined. they really are a political institution of sorts, and last week, dominos start to fall. the al jazeera america network, a new national tv network, somehow got ahold of a copy of what seems to be a 125-page affidavit presented to a federal grand jury by an undercover fbi agent. look, i have seen this thing, kris. it is not pretty. in the document the agent alleges that calderon took more than $60,000, mostly to get the
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legislature to expand an existing program that grants tax credits to the film industry. that's a $100 million program already. if true, the charges could include bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, extortion, what an ugly combination. >> this is obviously bad news for ron calderon himself, but how does it ripple out toward other democrats? somebody must have known something somewhere. >> yeah. well, it does in a couple ways. first, the indictment mentioned that calderon had conversations with several other senate democrats, including senate president pro tem daryl steinberg. he and the others mentioned acknowledge conversations, sure, but they deny that they knew anything about the bribes. and, in fact, there's no evidence, that has to be repeated, no evidence that any money changed hands. nonetheless, they're jittery. they're jittery that their names were even mentioned. and, second, there's this whole matter of the next year's state elections, the public perceptions and all that stuff. right now democrats enjoy that
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rare, and i might add, bare two-thirds majority in both houses, which has allowed them to have their way on almost everything this past year. with all of the assembly seats and half the state senate seats at stake next year, you know, it just wouldn't take too much with a very, very sketchy public as it is right now to change things and win a couple republican seats. >> so now in addition to people saying actually i didn't know him that well, the democrats must be doing something else to do some damage control. >> yeah. well, steinberg, of course, went right to work. he removed calderon from his seat on the state film commission. that's a body dedicated to promoting film production in california. second, the democrats have called for calderon to step down from his seat, but you know what? that's something he's just unlikely to do, at least for now since he really hasn't officially been charged with anything. still, there's a stench in the air, and fair or not, it's hanging over the heads of the state democrats. in a state where republicans just have been desperate for issues that might breathe hope
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into a rather listless party, this just could be the shot in the arm that they need to win back some of those seats in 2014 putting an end to that brief democratic domination of the process. a lot at stake from this one case because of that ripple, as you said, effect that could go through the state. >> or tsunami. we'll see it happens. thank you very much, larry. still ahead on "today in the bay," running with reindeer. the olympic torch takes a unique path on its way to the opening ceremonies in sochi. that's one way to run. or how about the u.s. half marathon in san francisco under way this morning. they could not have planned more gorgeous weather for a run across the golden gate bridge. we'll see some chilly changes ahead which could lead to some patchy frost. we'll talk more about that in our weekend forecast when we come right back.
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good sunday morning to you. here sa live view of the golden gate bridge. mostly sunny as the u.s. half marathon is under way. 13 miles under mostly sunny skies this morning, and you can see the folks running to the north bay, and in oakland right now, a live look at the coliseum. we have raiders versus the philadelphia eagles coming up at 1:00 this afternoon. nothing but sunshine to start. as the game goes on temperatures in the mid-60s. we should see increasing high clouds and temperatures today in oakland in the mid-60s. right now 45 in soakeoakland. 52 in san francisco. a 12 degree change in temperatures between napa and novato. overall where the winds have picked up around santa rosa and novato, that's brought your temperatures up from 24 hours ago as the winds are still out of the northwest and out of the north into santa rosa. light winds though for the most part into the south bay. so sunny skies right now. we're going to see high clouds
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coming in this afternoon. it will not produce rain but at times we'll start to filter out some of the sunshine. we've got the breezy conditions for one more day today, but cooler, drier air sinking into the region as the winds back off. skies clear later tonight. we're looking at more 30s and 40s across the bay area tonight. probably again for monday night. look at the temperatures in lake tahoe. lows tonight 14 in truckee and 18 in lake tahoe later tonight. around the bay area we have the northwesterly winds drying out the air and then high clouds coming in. wind spreeeds will continue to thre throttle as we head into tonight. aefer sunset we're looking at mostly cloudy, overcast skies. and as we head towards tomorrow morning, we should see some clearing which will set the stage for chilly temperatures here over the next couple
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mornings. 65 today in san jose. upper 60s around areas south of downtown san jose. also 65 in santa cruz. most of the temperatures around the bay area looking at mid to upper 60s. around the north bay, probably around 1:00 or noon you will notice the numbers getting close to 70 before the high clouds start to spill in. and into the north bay we will see temperatures mainly in the mid-60s. san francisco, 63 degrees. breezy at times. 67 in santa rosa. for the first half of the week the story will be less wind but some chilly mornings as this dry air comes in. we lose the moisture that helps to retain the heat, overnight heat. we're not going to get that. we'll have 30s and 40s monday and tuesday morning. but the afternoons look pretty good. warmest days should be wednesday and thursday. friday a few more clouds come in and the system coming in saturday and sunday at this point looks promising for rain. this one will have more than just high clouds, and we think by next sunday and monday cooling temperatures and a more typical november pattern with a chance of seeing some rain drops. >> all right. did you set the clocks back last
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night before you went to bed? >> yes, i did. i was paranoid about my iphone and the software update working so i had a battery operated one. >> you went old school. >> i learned the hard way. a baby giant panda can be scene on the internet. this is what rob does between weather hits. the realtime activities of the panda cub have been shown every day on the internet for an hour since friday. it offers an opportunity to have a close look at the panda who is nearly four months old. the cub has not made a public appearance yet but is scheduled to do so on january 6th when she turns six months old. last time the mom was dragging her around. it was cute. dogs do a lot of tail bagging but a new study says the way a dog wags means a lot. dogs get anxious when they see the image of a dog wagging its tail to the left but stay relaxed if the wagging is on the right. the same team found in a previous study that they wag to
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the right when they see something they want to move forward. the lead author says it doesn't seem it's a communication signal but just a result of his or her feelings and which side of the brain is being used. and yet they drink out of the toilet. 2014 olympic winter games torch crossed russia's frozen north today. the torch made its way to russia's far northern district near the arctic ocean carried by a member of the game's organizing committee. thebearer arrived by helicopter to an area populated by reindeer herds where he ran through the grass and snow. today was day 28 of the 123rd day torch relay. the torch relay will end at the opening ceremony of the winter games on february 7th which you can watch, of course, right here on nbc. >> he better be careful or he'll be run over. >> thank you for making us a part of our morning. it is sunday night football night in america. then a special edition of nbc
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bay area news following at 8:30. then xfinity sports sunday prime time at 9:00. see you at 11:00 and see you next weekend.
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