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you are going to need your umbrella for today. as you can see, the radar is still lit up this morning. we are going to see these light showers as we head throughout the morning hours. by this afternoon, getting a decent break, at least five or six hours and then the heavy rain returns as of tomorrow. right now let's check your drive. lots of aftermaths from the wind and rain. >> you're right. we'll continue to hear reports of potholes, road slimappage
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because of the rain. not an overly lit radar, just enough for us to see the sheen on the road. that's the green area through san rafael. highway 128 a tree cleared, another tree just cleared in woodside. and 280 at 380, sounds like that ramp is open. and it's still slick. keep that in mind. back to you. >> our top story now, protests across the country including here in the bay area after a grand jury in new york decided not to indict a new york city
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police officers who put an unarmed man in a choke hold leading to that man's death. eric holder said the justice department will conduct its own investigation into the death of eric garner. >> garner was unarmed had he di died. while obesity and asthma contributed to garner's death, the grand jury said there was probable cause to indict the officer. the officer released a statement saying he was sorry and he didn't mean to hurt garner. >> no, i don't accept his apology, no, i could care less about his condolences. he's still working, still
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getting a paycheck, still feeding his kids and my husband is six feet under and i'm looking for a way to feed my kids now. >> the lapd banned officers from using choke holds in 1983. >> in this protest, officers were able to keep most of the crowd off the freeway. many of the protesters were actually stanford students. >> not too far away in downtown palo alto, about 50 demonstrators took to the streets and were chanting "hands
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up, don't shoot" and "black lives matter." >> demonstrators marched and chanted to show their disbelief and disappointment in the grand jury's decision. >> in new york city, hundreds packed the grand central station for what they called a die-in, playing on the floor and basically blocking. >>. meanwhile, in femissouri, t attorney general is calling for a change in the law to make it more difficult for officers to
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justify deadly force. >> happening today, in a few hours san jose will be shutting down a notorious homeless encampment. the city warned residents earlier this week they had until this morning to clear out. city leaders say once bulldozers tear down the encampment, crews will work to restore the area. >> at the intersection of lake street and 6th avenue, a
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sinkhole about the size of a small pool. and they are hoping to form a sinkhole from forming at el camino and middle road. >> this is a very high-traffic area. there are a lot of homes and complexes. this is going to be a pain. >> crews say it may not be fixed until next week. in the city, a pothole about three feet deep opened up alongside a curve and another was fixed on the bay bridge. a multi-balanced project is under way to replace the infrastructure. >> and there's another one coming our way. >> so it goes. christina, this shouldn't be as challenging as previous systems. >> good morning to you. san francisco mostly clear to start the day. weep are going to get a little rain for today but over the course of the weekend, we keep
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rain in the forecast. we're going to ten to get showers through next week as well after some amazing rainfall totals just from yesterday alone. we're going to talk about the records that we set over the course of the past seven days. what you'll notice this morning, nothing organized on the radar, just some light, spotty activity. still getting pop-up thunderstorms as well. we're fair game overall. the activity, though, much calmer in the past couple morning. has we head throughout today, temperatures will end up in the 60s. a really comfortable start for the day. your full forecast is coming up in just moments. first here's mike with your drive. >> a live camera off san jose off highway 101. yesterday very soupy.
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the water is still kicking up off the cars. the car behind you may use your windshield wipers. a smooth drive all around the south bay. i will call out one south bay incident. highway 9 at highway 35, a tree won't down overnight and that still blocking the roadway. folks are able to get by on the shoulder. that's not a major commute spot. in dublin, we have water kicking up on the roadway it was, that's 580 approaching the interchange. >> california still not doing enough to cut their water usage. that's the news from regulators. californians have cut their usage less than half of the target goal set earlier this year. experts say the rain will only
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be a drop in the bucket if a wave of winter storm does not materialize. >> okay, this is not going to floor you. san francisco is the most expensive city in the country to try and purchase a home in. a new study ranks 27 met pro poll it and areas by how much money a person needs to afford an average priced home. the study shows you need over $145,000 to buy a home in san francisco. the mortgage would cost about $3,300 a month. san francisco, san diego, l.a., new york city and boston are the most expensive to live in. >> and the high cost of living
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is why they say they need to make more money. what they're willing to do to get it. >> and this is a live look at the orion launchpad in florida. kris sanchez is tracking the latest. she'll have a live update in just a few minutes.
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welcome back, everyone. it's going to dry out just a little bit. we're not going to have the pounding rain we've had over the past few days. it is 4:44 right now. have you ever cracked your iphone? i have about four times. you may never have to worry about cracking that screen again. this week apple was granted a patent to build a gravity defying tool into the phone. it would make the often land on its backside. it would use air foils like the one used in spacex rockets to change shape and cushion the fog. >> don't worry, i still find like we'll find a way to defi t defiandefian
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defiant -- defy anti-gravity device there is. >> it may be hard to get your hands on a big mac across the country. landon? >> reporter: we have strikes going on and today fast food workers are going on strike, calling for $15 for fast food workers. >> and people are having difficulty paying their car loans. >> now it's time to check out
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the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. no pounding rain at least this morning. >> no, but it's still slick out there. we have a great story to tell when it comes to the amount of rainfall we've accumulated. not just here in the bay area. it's a great story for the entire state of california. we might be able to climb from d4 to d3. you may not know what i'm talking about. we're talking about the drought. right now we're as extreme as it gets when it comes to that drought. but we've picked up so much rainfall over the past five days, enough to mack up that deficit up to about 20% in san francisco. so we're looking good. we'll have the latest numbers for you as we head throughout the next couple of days. the rainfall is still coming in so we're still adding to your totals. this morning getting a little break from the rain.
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but by tomorrow the heavy stuff returns. temperatures mostly in the 60s for today. as we get into your thursday, looking really good throughout the evening hours. then we bring in the rain, heavy at times, starting at 3:00 tomorrow and that will continue until about 8:00 tomorrow. unfortunately with the wet weather and across the bay area, a few of us are sick this morning, a little under the weather. excuse me. that's me, laura and mike. sam, laura, stay healthy. . you're all we've got, buddy, you're all we've got. >> the launch window is open for the oreion is open.
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>> reporter: i want to start with the fact that it's been a couple of stressful days for christina forecasting the weather. there are quite a number of people who are watching for the launch this morning, folks who work at nasa and at lockheed, who had a hand in getting them to this point. the launch had been on hold for a number of minor issues, though no showstoppers. ready, go. and it looks look this might be the real thing. we're talking about the launch of the orion that is going to orbit the earth four and a half hours, go around the earth two times and it could be the first step toward manned space for
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nasa once again. we do have some sound from some local scientists but i hate to tear away from that and miss this. and there you heard some of the applause as it appears that the launch is about to take place. okay, two minutes. a lot of clock watching along with the orion rocket. they are systems developed here in the bay area. some of the test was done here at nasa aims. we'll talk more and 5:30 to launch. hopefully if will launch and
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christina understands the. >> back to getting sick this season, did you get your flu shot? christina was talking about it. now we're dealing with the realities. why the cdc says you might not be as protected as you think. >> and wait until you hear where southern california cops found all these drugs and guns. >> and we're looking at the san mateo bridge this morning. still some slick conditions. we'll talk about what you're dealing with over on the peninsula.
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two children were left unattended while the woman was picking up other children. all five children were under 6 years old. >> the home that has stood as a constant reminder of the sandy hook elementary massacre now belongs to the town of newtown. the home is where the shooter, adam lanza lived and his mother nancy. the bank took control of the yesterday but yesterday agreed to give it to the house at no cost. the house has been vacant and the bank admits they would have
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a hard time selling it. >> drones will give police a bird's eye view of a crime scene. aclu is raising concerns and they do not have clearance to launch the zones. >> san jose's police department is currently grappling with how to implement its own drone technology. the news only became public over the summer. san jose police plans to lay out its strategy saturday. >> you certainly needed a strategy to get to work over the past few days with the constant pounding rain. slick roads still out there, mike, but not as bad as the past few days. >> we do need some together
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time. look at that one person at the very bottom of the screen, waiting in the hov lane, waiting for it to turn for the free hov toll price. there's a warriors against fittingly in this weather against the pelicans. i didn't even realize there was a pelicans team. a big old puddle has been cleared and the rest of your bay does show a nice evening drive. we'll give you a live look at
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palo alto 101. hopefully we can see that sheen on the roadway. we do see that. the water kicks up a tiny bit. we're talking about all around the bay, still some slick transitions, especially on the off ramps. >> take it easy out there. >> we're live in san francisco where crews are busy trying to put the bay area back together after this week's series of storms. >> it is also movement day at a massive homeless encampment at the south bay. what happens if the people who live there refuse to actually leave. tickets on sale now. health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies
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closing down one of the nation's largest homeless encampments. >> crews still dealing with a
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large sinkhole, that's putting it mildly. >> and we'll see a pretty dry weekend but some doubouts of raining continuing over the weekend. >> we have slick conditions, as well as a tree down in the north bay. we'll talk about those coming up. >> a beautiful, live look outside, nice clear shot of the day bridge. probably easier to commute across that this morning. it's thursday, december 4. this is "today in the bay." >> announcer: from the nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm sam brock. the rain starting to clear out finally but it may still be an issue for parts of the

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