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good sunday rng. it is 7:00 on the dot. a gorgeous surprise, sunday morning cotton candy skies from the embarcadero, as we look towards the bay bridge. happy sunday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. if that's any indication it will be a gorgeous day. yesterday was perfect. >> i have to have them share the photo, norbert, take a photo and share it with us. you saw that beautiful view but then we also have this other view, this is iconic for san francisco and this is the fog that's rolling through.
>> beautiful in a different way. >> exactly. >> we didn't see any of this fog yesterday but now we're seeing that slowly creep in through the golden gate bridge, and the current temperatures are running a lot chillier this morning. actually around the same temperature as yesterday but look up through santa rosa 38 degrees. as a matter of fact through ukiah there is a frost advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. because of how chilly it is and we're going to expect to see a little bit of a cooler day ahead. satellite radar increase in the low clouds, not expecting too much cloud cover through the inland areas. mostly clear skies for the afternoon and temperature trend once we get rid of the cloud cover around 9:00 a.m. in san jose talking 70s by 12:00 and only topping out in the upper 70s. a little cooler today. i'll talk about the changes in the work week coming in 15 minutes. >> see new 15, vianey, thanks. a follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday morning. the body of a missing tech executive found in the south bay. her family is in mourning after the shocking discovery.
"today in the bay's" roz plater has this report. >> reporter: neighbors say san jose police arrived about 4:00 p.m. after a walker spotted this car parked on bose lane in the al maden valley area. it appears to match the rental car driven by erin valenti. police will only say they found the body in the car but her husband posted this message "while we were praying for a different outcome, we are so appreciative for the help and support you have given. please remember erin as the beautiful, smart, funny woman that she was." valenti had been in the bay area for a conference and last seen in palo alto monday afternoon before she was set to fly back home. on friday, her husband told nbc bay area she seemed confused in her last conversation with him. her family passed out flyers in the almaden valley area, the last place her cell phone pinged and neighbors who walked this area routinely said they, too,
had been on the lookout. >> since this area was more what people are reporting, we figure we'd walk this way and keep a look out. >> it is very shocking. this is our daily walking route with our dog. >> reporter: valenti has honored by the tech council. >> our hearts are broken. we have just learned that our friend, community and fellow technology leader erin valenti was found. we honored for ofor her incredible career and work. >> reporter: roz plater, "nbc bay area news." now to continuing coverage of pg&e's power shutoff. a preventative power shutoff is now over. everyone in the bay area has their power back on and the utility is calling it a success, but the questions are still mounting for pg&e. >> we did not have catastrophic wildfire in our service area here in northern and central
california, like the ones going on in southern california at the moment. despite the fact that winds that surpassed our safety threshold were blowing over vast dry areas. >> pg&e leaders stressed that the situation could have been much different. workers checking the lines found 50 cases of damaged or hazards on power lines implying wildfires could have been sparked had the power not been shut off. another 100 power lines remain under investigation. enormous relief in the north bay this weekend, people who planned their wine country weddings will have power for their big events. north bay wedding planners and venues have been scrambling to secure generators, reassure anxious couples and get creative. >> we had to find wineries that were open so as the ceremony was happening our boss was calling the wineries and making that happen immediately afterwards and then for hair and makeup we got a battery pack from a car and had to plug in the curling
iron for that. >> somehow none of the five weddings that were scheduled by that planner during the power outage had to be postponed. we of course have been following this story all week and we will continue to bring you the latest updates on any pg&e related stories on air and online. you can also download our nbc bay area app or just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. now to southern california, where the fire fight continues. there are signs of progress as crews gain control of the wildfire that triggered mass evacuations and already destroyed dozens of homes. the saddleridge fire as it's called has been burning since thursday night near porter ranch in northern l.a., not far from burbank. all evacuation orders have been lifted. nearly 8,000 acres have burned. the fire is currently 33% contained. reporter kim tobin from our nbc station in los angeles reports from the fire zone as people begin returning home. >> reporter: puffs of smoke
still rising from the ashes of this burned home, signs full of love and support hanging outside, one reading "our thoughts are with you. you can rebuild. come back soon." >> my parents live on the corner down the street and it's just, you know, unfortunate. >> reporter: some neighbors like jonathan petrelia had to see it for themselves. he grew up on this block and knew the family who used to live here. >> you appreciate everything you have and family and everything like that. it's just being thankful for everything. >> reporter: shots show the devastation caused by the fire, c canyons blackened and burned. >> the roof is about to cave in. i can't go into the living room or dining room or the kitchen. >> reporter: his family lived in this home for 36 years, now they're holding on to the memories. his daughter saying he's trying to stay strong. >> he's kind of up here, he's real smooth but -- >> reporter: he's hurting. many who live in the porter ranch area say they will rebuild
and come back one day. families who were spared say they feel fortunate to be home tonight. >> you take little things for granted and i was happy to be home with the kids and my wife and everybody was happy to be home again. >> that was kim tobin reporting. more than a thousand firefighters are still on the front lines of the fire and as we told you yesterday morning that includes many crews from here in the bay area. back here in the bay area, the diocese of oakland is in mourning after the death of one of its pastors. father matthew vellankal was killed in a car crash on thursday in colusa county. north of sacramento. he was visiting an archbishop from india, who also died in the crash. father matthew was the pastor of st. bon ven nuur concord. the church said he wasel where known for his skills as a magician and he was a published author. a thief returns to the scene of the crime and under up under arrest. it happened just after 10:00 on
thursday at the half moon bay brewing company. the san mateo county sheriff's office says this man threw a rock and shattered one of the restaurant's windows just. he then took several items including the keys to the company car parked in the back. the next night deputies say he returned to half moon bay brewing. deputies were able to arrest him and got back the stolen car. i.c.e. is on notice, that's the message from governor gavin newsom after he signed a bill that gets rid of private for-profit prisons in california. beginning in january 2020 the state department of corrections will not be able to enter into contracts with private prisons. private immigration detention facilities will then be banned beginning in the year 2028. there are dozens of for-profit facilities here in california. immigrations and customs enforcement released a response on twitter reading in part "the idea that a state law can bind the hands of a federal law enforcement agency managing a national network of detention facilities is simply false."
i.c.e. adds the law will force agents to transfer detainees out of state, providing a hardship for friends and families who want to visit. president trump is defending his personal attorney rudy giuliani as federal prosecutors investigate the former new york mayor. on twitter, president trump said "so now they are after the legendary crime buster and greatest mayor in the history of nyc, rudy giuliani." the allegation is giuliani may have broken lobbying laws in his deal with ukraine. it is tied to the case against two of his associates arrested this week on campaign finance charges. giuliani has denied having any business dealings with ukraine, but he did acknowledge he worked with ukrainian prosecutors to collect potentially damaging information about political targets, including joe biden. just shy of 7:10. coming up, we go live to washington for a preview of
welcome back. it's 7:12. we are joined with political analyst larry gerston and it's time to ching in chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." hi, chuck. thanks as always for joining us. >> hi, guys. >> this was a crazy week this past week but we're going to look forward at this point in time. we have the next debate in the 2020 democratic primary this week. chuck, how do you expect the candidates to react to the joe biden aspect of the impeachment inquiry? >> i expect them to rally around biden to a point and then the question is, what is that point, right? they're not going to echo a
trump talking point to somehow criticize biden, i think there's a penalty in the democratic base potentially if they do it but there is ways to subtly do it and i'll be curious some sutal tem subtle attempt, take the perception of influence in washington, things like that. i'll be honest, i'm a bit pessimistic this debate will have much of an impact. number one, it's grown. there's going to be 12 candidates on one stage, we've never had a debate with 12 at one time. it's hard enough to create conversations with 10 candidates, now 12. i don't know how much other than becoming a viral video contest, i don't know what we're going to get out of this debate. i'm curious obviously how sanders addresses his health, curious to see how everybody addresses the biden and trump situation and curious if anyone lays a hand on elizabeth warren but i don't know if any of them will have time because of 12 candidates. >> great point. >> chuck, almost all the
democrats in the house support impeachment inquiry. given the latest revelations about the president, what keeps the democrats from committing to an impeachment vote in. >> i asked that of elliot engel this morning about one of the three committee chairs running this inquiry. he fell back on it's an unnecessary, would be a symbolic thing at this point because they have the power that they need but i don't get it either. i think it's good for the american public to see their representative democracy, their representatives in this democracy, particularly in the house, the people's house, where are they? where do you stand? democrats argue eventually voting on a set of articles of impeach. will allow these members to take a stand, but i'm surprised the democrats don't call the republican's bluff here. there's quite a few house republicans that don't want to have to go on the record with this one either. nobody knows what this vote is going to look like in two years. you may know what it's going to
look like in two months but do you know what it's going to look like in two years? >> another topic, how much harm if any is the president likely to rougher are w his attorney, rudy giuliani, now under by federal authorities? >> well i can tell you this. a lot of people noticed that the president is starting to do what he did to michael cohen, which was when michael cohen was first in trouble with things that michael cohen did for him it became first he defended him, then he said he's my attorney on a few things. oh, he's an attorney who sort of worked for me briefly and then he became a rat. you feel that pattern is developing. every elected republican on capitol hill is hoping rudy becomes the fall guy. some see it as the most expedient way out of this political mess the republican party finds itself in. throw rudy under the bus, make him take the fall and move on. >> we'll keep watching. as always, chuck, thanks so
much. >> for sure. >> last week was a fiery "meet the press." look forward to sunday for sure. chuck will have exclusive interviews with former defense secretary general james mattis, represent rand paul and tune in to "meet the press" at 8:00 a.m. we hope you stick here. larry will be back in 40 minutes for our weekly political segment and look at the whistle-blower allegation, multiple allegations that president trump pressured ucrepe's president to pursue claims about joe biden and his son. your job never ends, larry. see you soon. >> all right. >> thanks. turning to other news, this is a big one. there is new scrutiny of products sold on amazon that receive the amazon choice endorsement. some shoppers are complaining the products are not as good as advertised. amazon puts this choice badge on products highly rated and well priced. those items typically sell three times better than the competition, but the fight for
shoppers is so fierce that some companies pay for positive reviews to get that badge. some customers are frustrated that the badge doesn't always help cut through the noise. >> i was actually surprised when i started digging a little deeper. the price of the amazon choice item was actually double the cost of the dance shoe that i ended up purchasing. >> amazon says it invests "significant resources" to proteblgt the qualipr protect the quality of reviews and it takes action against bad actor its. i it's a reminder if something seems too good to be true. to another great day at fleet week. the air show was a sight to behold yesterday. people flocked to san francisco to watch the show in the sky. and it was a good one, as usual the blue angels did not disappoint, pulling off some incredible maneuvers. people also got to tour the "uss
somerset." the lines wrapped around pier 30 just to get on the ship. the blue angels fly once again today. perfect time to check in with vianey arana with a look at our sunday forecast. i assume or i hope it will be another beautiful day in the city. >> it will. we just have a little bit more fog this morning throughout san francisco but that's okay, because the temperatures are going to play in our favor, a little bit cooler. you might need a jacket or a sweater. look at this fog, a live view of what is supposed to be the golden gate bridge. it's somewhere deep within the clouds there. the fog really kind of hugging the coastline. 52 degrees right now. wind speeds are calm, and the reason we're seeing a little bit more fog is because we have a bit of a system just off to our north and that's actually going to keep our temperatures running a few degrees cooler today. beautiful sunrise though, if you haven't looked out your window, keep us on the air but go look right now, quickly but turn up the volume so you can hear me. 50 degrees, it is comfortable but it's very cold up through the north bay, look at that,
santa rosa 38 degrees. up through ukiah there's a frost advisory right now in place through 9:00 a.m. so it's pretty cold out there. this may be a good reminder to start prepping if you have any plants outside typically that may need to be shielded or sheltered from the frost. satellite radar there's the system i was talking about just off to our north, and we're going to get a couple of areas of cloud cover and of course that fog along the coastline. it's not really going to make its way inland so overall expect mostly clear skies. a little bit of a breeze into the afternoon and it's going to be fairly mild. this all through monday come monday and tuesday we're going to warm up a little bit for inland areas but what we're monitoring this time around is wednesday into thursday. we've got another system, this was a low pressure system just off to the north that could be bringing the chance of seeing some rain for sonoma and napa counties as early as wednesday night models are showing into early thursday morning so that's something we'll monitor very closely. let's get right to your fleet
week forecast for today, remember the show is from noon to 4:00, it's going to be mostly clear with light winds. the biggest difference from weather compared to yesterday if you were out there yesterday going again today or maybe going out there today for the first time is going to be the drop in temperatures. yesterday san francisco did manage to climb into the 70s. today not so much. we're only going to be topping out in the upper 60s but notice the clear skies so even though we have some of that fog along the coastline overall through the afternoon expecting beautiful clearing and of course overnight lows dip down into the 50s and it could be a little breezy to make sure to pack accordingly. 79 degrees expected high for inland areas. in through monday and tuesday we're going to remain in the 70s, and then again wednesday night into thursday we may see the biggest change in terms of monitoring that system, just off to the north, but the temperatures are going to stay relatively comfortable all week long. the high of about 66 in san francisco today we'll drop down to 65 for tomorrow. we're going to stay dry through the week for the most part and
then again the showers just off to the north, which could mean some light drizzle for the coastline, headed into thursday. beautiful day, i can't wait to see all the pictures that everybody shares through the afternoon. kira? >> i look forward to it, too, vianey, thanks. it 17:21 on the dot. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," coming up the local november elections are just around the corner if you can believe it. this morning we want to give you a peek at san francisco's new ballot, and how it's going to give voters more options.
welcome back. the next election is less than a month away, november 5th. mail-in ballots are being sent to voters across the bay area already and we want to make informed or we want you rather to make informed decisions, so we're highlighting a handful of important issues and this morning we're focusing on san francisco's new ballot. it's designed to give voters more options. "today in the bay's" joe rosato, jr., explains. >> reporter: you can always tell
when it's election season at san francisco city hall. >> we're bringing people in, we're hiring folks, getting our voting centers organized. >> reporter: it's a standard drill for the city's election director, john arenz, only this year's election has some new wrinkles. >> so we got a new voting system being, coming to san francisco, starting with the november 2019 election. >> reporter: behind the scenes there are 630 new ballot counting machines and new touch screen accessible voting screens. >> this is the touch screen. >> reporter: the biggest change this november is to the ballot itself. >> this is an example of the new ranked choice voting method ballot. >> reporter: instead of connecting arrows like the old ballots they have a grid of ovals to fill in. >> just fill in the oval. >> reporter: the biggest change voters will notice is the ranked choice voting system. in the past voters could rank
top three candidates in a race but now they can rank up to ten, depending on how many are running. >> two would be for river and mountain number three and pick ocean for number four. >> the same is to give voters more choice. some voters may have more than three preferences. we want them to have the option to rank more candidates. >> reporter: it eliminated the need for runoff elections which drew fewer people. the system counts voters' ranking until one candidate has at least 50.1% of the vote. pedro hernandez of the group fair vote says the new version will change how some candidates campaign. >> i would not be surprised to see candidates be more cordial and reaching out to their base to get the second choice support. >> reporter: the new system will take a picture of each ballot and post it none mussily to the internet giving voters a ringside seat for a democratic
process in action. joe rosato, jr., "nbc bay area news." >> if you're looking for more information on this important issue on bay area ballots next month or all the important issues, rather, head to our website nbcbayarea.com and click on the "politics" tab, right there on our home page. at 7:26, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, some unexpected delays for travelers at sfo, but it had nothing to do with flights. we'll explain. also chaos in the french quarter when a hotel under construction comes crashing down. hear from one worker who was there, as it collapsed. ♪
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rising below. what a gorgeous way to start our sunday, a sun-day. >> indeed. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. cheese ball extrordinaire, vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. yesterday was beautiful. >> it was. >> you say today will be a little cooler. >> it will be cooler but one thing is the fog creeping on and look at this beau over san francisco, we didn't get much fog yesterday so this is something you're probably waking up to you didn't see yesterday morning. 52 degrees, calm wind speeds and it is a little chilly up through the north bay. look at this. 38 degrees in santa rosa. yesterday we had some 30s up, there, too, couple frost advisories in effect through 9:00 a.m. and down through santa cruz talking 40s mill valley a couple 40s so it's a little chilly this morning. in through the afternoon another noticeable thing will be cooler temperatures so it will be a little bit more comfortable. granted it wasn't really hot
yesterday, it was perfect but today temperatures are only going to top out in the upper 70s so a quick check of your san jose temperature trend we have a little bit more clouds out there, a little bit of sunshine peeking through, right around 10:00 a.m. and we'll keep mostly clear skies, getting out to fleet week in san francisco it should be stunning. i'll have a closer look at that forecast hour by hour coming up in about 15 15 minuteminutes. >> thanks. to a follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday morning a shocking discovery and fay almostcy now in mourning. the body of a missing tech executive found in the south bay. "today in the bay's" roz plater has this report. >> reporter: neighbors say san jose police arrived about 4:00 p.m. after a walker spotted this car parked on bose lane in the almaden valley area. a gray nissan murano with the license plate that appears to match the rental car driven by erin valenti. police will only say they found the body in the car but her
husband posted this message to facebook saying, "while we were praying for a different outcome, we are so appreciative for the help and support you have given. please remember erin as the beautiful, smart, funny woman that she was." valenti had been in the bay area for a conference and last seen in palo alto monday afternoon before she was set to fly back home. on friday, her husband told nbc bay area she seemed confused in her last conversation with him. her family passed out flyers in the almaden valley area, the last place her cell phone pinged and neighbors who walked this area routinely said they, too, had been on the lookout. >> since this area was more what people are reporting, we figure we'd walk this way and keep a look out. >> it is very shocking. this is our daily walking route with our dog. and we live right close by. >> reporter: valenti has honored a few days ago by the women tech council. the spokesperson for that group had this to say. we have just learned that our friend community member and fell
he will technology leader erin valenti's body was found. we honored for ofor her incredible career and work. our thoughts and prayers with her husband, family and colleagues around the world. >> reporter: roz plater, "nbc bay area news." now to continuing coverage of pg&e's preventative power shutoff, is over. everyone in the bay area has their power back on and the utility is calling it a success, but the questions are still mounting for pg&e. >> we did not have catastrophic wildfire in our service area here in northern and central california, like the ones going on in southern california at the moment. despite the fact that winds that surpassed our safety threshold were blowing over vast dry areas. >> pg&e leaders stressed that the situation could have been much different. workers checking the lines found 50 cases of damaged or hazards on power lines implying wildfires could have been sparked had the power not been shut off. another 100 power lines remain under investigation.
it was an enormous relief in the north bay this weekend, where people who planned their wine country weddings did have power for their big events. north bay wedding planners and venues have been scrambling to secure generators, reassure anxious couples and get a little creative. >> we had to reschedule an entire wine tour on wednesday, to find wineries that were open so as the ceremony was happening our boss was calling the wineries and making that happen immediately afterwards and then for hair and makeup we got a battery pack from a car and had to plug in the curling iron for that. >> you got to do what you got to do. somehow none of the five weddings that were scheduled by that planner during the power outage had to be postponed. we of course have been following this story all week and we will continue to bring you the latest updates on any pg&e related stories on air and online. you can also download our nbc bay area app or just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com for the
latest updates. now to a show of solidarity at sfo. dozens of demonstrators tried to disrupt a turkish airline flight leaving from sfo yesterday afternoon. the group was protesting turkey's recent military invasion of northern syria. "today in the bay's" sergio quintana has the details from sfo. >> reporter: a few dozen protesters surround the desk, police officers trying to manage the group. the demonstrators trying to disrupt the 6:00 p.m. flight headed to istanbul. >> we don't have a turkish consulate in the bay area, this is the closest we could get to impact turkey. >> reporter: 49% of the airline is owned by the government of turkey. people in this group held up signs with messages like solidarity and veterans for rojava, the reference to the region in northern syria controlled by the kurds. >> the government that's developed a certain degree of autonomy there have been the
best allies that the united states and all western countries have had against islamic fundamentalism, isis. >> reporter: along with capturing isis fighters, the kurds have also been securing them in prisons and camps there. they say turkish artillery targeted one of the prison this is weekend. at least five isis militants escaped. prison officials tell richard engel they believe turkey is trying to free isis fighters. there are reports multiple artillery rounds exploded near u.s. special forces in the region. this week president donald trump ordered them to stand down as turkey launched its operation. since then he's issued warnings. >> if turkey does something that they shouldn't be doing, we will put on sanctions the likes of which very few countries have ever seen before. >> reporter: but hasn't offered any other specifics. in the meantime, women and children are trying to escape the violence and people in the bay area with family there are shocked that the u.s. government would allow this to happen. >> united states, they betrayed the kurdish before, but not like this time, because you just, you
are still fighting alongside and you are just fighting isis and isis still there. >> reporter: sergio quintana, "nbc bay area news." there are mixed signals from president trump about his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, after a "new york times" report that federal prosecutors are investigating giuliani's dealings in ukraine. nbc's kelly o'donnell brings us more. >> reporter: a trump style turn, the client defends his counsel. "so now they are after the legendary crime buster and greatest mayor in the history of new york city, rudy giuliani." the president's tweet acknowledges the "new york times" report that federal prosecutors in manhattan, the very office rudy giuliani once led, as u.s. attorney in the 1980s, is looking at whether the president's lawyer broke laws meant to prevent covert foreign influence on the government." nbc news has been told by two federal officials that giuliani's conduct is under
scrutiny, but the president's "rough around the edges, great guy" comment followed a surprisingly mixed message, wavering friday when asked if giuliani is still his lawyer. >> well, i don't know. i haven't spoke on it rudy. i spoke to him yesterday briefly. he's a very good attorney and he has been my attorney, yes. >> reporter: the heat rose around giuliani when two of his clients, soviet born florida resident lev parnas and ezor fruman were arrested. thursday prosecutors announced they are charged with four counts of conspiracy and campaign finance allegations. giuliani seeking damaging information in ukraine about the president's rival, that is now part of the impeachment inquiry. giuliani says he worked on behalf of the president and did no improper foreign lobbying but mr. trump's fury over impeachment -- >> it's a whole big, fat disgrace. >> reporter: is boiling over on the campaign trail, punctuated by more frequent expletives.
>> they know they can't win on election day so they're pursuing an illegal invalid and unconstitutional bull [ bleep ] impeachment. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. now to a devastating scene in new orleans, two people have been killed and a search and rescue operation is under way after a partial building collapse. dust filled the air and rubble poured into the streets of the french quarter yesterday morning on the western edge of the famed french quarter. part of the top floors of a hard rock hotel under construction came crashing down, killing at least two people and injuring nearly two dozen. worker modesto reyes was near the top when it gave way. >> when i got to the ground there was smoke everywhere, more people than i imagined. i never thought it would be all this. i was scared. >> wow. rescuers continue to search for one missing person believed to be alive in the rubble.
conditions remain dangerous. experts fear more of the building could collapse. another police shooting is under investigation in texas. police officers shot a woman after they were called to check on her at her home. we have body cam footage leading up to the deadly shooting. a ft. worth police officer is seen walking around outside of a home, shining a flashlight. the officer then draws his weapon and fires one shot, striking 28-year-old tatiana jefferson. the unidentified officer who shot jefferson is now on administrative leave. this shooting of course comes more than a week after a texas police officer was convicted of murder for shooting her neighbor. tokyo is reeling from its most powerful typhoon in 60 years, and 6 million people have been told to get out. typhoon hagavis which means speed made landfall on honshu last night. the storm has killed two people and injured at least 60 others.
parts of tokyo are flooded as high tide cbine with swollen rivers. back here at home, making sure you're prepared for a disaster, that's exactly what people in burlingame practiced yesterday. around 40 neighborhoods took part in a disaster survival drill. first responders and police gave tips on what to do if they can't be reached. organizers say this is a chance for families and neighbors to work together. >> and the whole idea is to get neighborhoods prepared in case of an emergency, because we know that if there's a severe emergency like a fire or an earthquake, that we're going to be on our own for three to five days, and we've got to be prepared to help each other. >> organizers offered free supplies for families in case of an emergency. good to be prepared. at 7:40, still ahead on "today in the bay," the 49ers get some great news on the injury front. we'll let you know one key player who is expected to play today when the niners take on the l.a. rams.
welcome back. the 49ers will put their 4-0 record on the line today when they visit the rams in the first divisional game of the season and both teams have several injuries to deal with. the niners will be missing a few key starters but george kittle will not be one of them. the pro bowl tight end is expected to play today against the rams despite having groin issues. rams pro bowl running back todd gurley will not suit up today. he's ruled out with a thigh injury. the game between the niners and rams kicks off at 1:05 this afternoon. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, political analyst larry gerston rejoins us to discuss the latest on whistle-blower's claims president trump kept millions of dollars in military aid from ukraine in exchange for information about joe biden and his son. t to spend a lot! t to spend a lot! because denny's brought back the super slam™. with eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage and buttermilk or pumpkin pancakes.
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nation has been riveted by whistle blow allegations that president trump pressured ukrainian president about unproven claims against vice president joe biden and his son. the demand came at the same time the administration was allegedly holding up $400,000 in desperately needed military aid for ukraine. nbc political analyst larry gerston rejoins us now. feels like we've been talking about this for quite some time. what makes these events so important? >> they're serious. if true, president trump violated u.s. law. that's big stuff, which clearly states that no president may benefit from foreign assistance in an election. moreover if the president held up foreign aid as a condition of ukrainian's assistance, that, too, would be illegal. we talk about the term quid quo pro. it's been discussed a lot in this case and the question is whether the president held up that foreign aid as a condition,
a condition of receiving ukrainian help, against the bidens. that would be the quid pro quo we've been talking about so much. >> a favor for a favor. >> yep. >> and how does the intelligence community inspector general fit into this discussion? >> yes, look, there are inspector generals everywhere, they exist throughout the federal government to receive secret complaints about possible wrongdoings of others around them. most of the time such claims are rejected or handled with little fan fare, but in this case, the intelligence community inspector general decided the whistle-blower's complaints were so well documented largely because of statements made to the whistle-blower by a half dozen federal employees working in or near the white house. so damaging, so damaging were the whistle-blower allegations that the inspector general declared the complaints credible and urgent and by the way, some will wonder, the inspector general is a trump appointee,
which is an important fact, given that some trump supporters may view this as actions as an attempt to undermine the president. hardly in this case. >> chosen by trump and as you said many allegations are thrown out but this one is credible. >> yes. >> and what about now former ukrainian ambassador marie lyovanovitch. she was in place, now she's not. how does she fit into the complicated story? >> lyovanovitch, a 33-year-old employee with the foreign service met the house intelligence committee last friday for ten hours, claims the state department undersecretary removed her from her position. her statements appear to validate several allegations by the whistle-blower and apparently she's not alone. recent reports suggest several more whistle-blowers are preparing statements for the inspector general accusing the
president of weakening our national security, and this is very important, because the more that the accusers independently validate one another, the more accurate the first whistle-blower's complaints are likely to be considered again credible. >> we're hearing about multiple whistle-blowers coming forward. why are some of the hearings by the intelligence committee have been held in a closed session and thereby unavailable for public consumption. >> that's a really good question. we always want to be transparent, see everything we possible can. i get that. much of the information discussed includes classified material. that's serious stuff such as the names of those with grievances or the roles they play in the intelligence community so to make these hearings public could literally compromise these people and force them to leave their jobs. enough information will be made public at the proper time, giving citizens the opportunity to judge for themselves whether any actions against the president should take place. >> could probabl put them in danger. >> yep. >> we've seen trump's personal
attorney rudy giuliani, we talked about this in this newscast play an active role in trying to prove illegal activity by former vice president joe biden and his son in ukraine. how does this fit in to the big picture, this whole story? >> we're not completely sure yet, but we do know this much. last friday, federal authorities arrested two ukrainian businessmen thought to be associates of giuliani. friday night we learned that giuliani is under investigation for possible illegal business activities in ukraine. so one of the president's biggest allies is now facing the same accusations that the president pointed at biden. there's an irony there. >> yes, that's interesting, and so what happens next? >> well, the house is likely to conduct further hearings over the next maybe four or five weeks, including those hearings will be a meeting with the whistle-blower himself and any other who come forward. if, and that's a big two-letter word, if the allegations a confirmed it's likely there will
be a vote to impeach the president on the following grounds, one article citing the president for abuse of power for the way he attempted to pressure zelenskiy to find dirt on vice president biden and possibly tilt the outcome of the 2020 election and one article for the president denying the house of representatives access to the documents sought by the house. of course we have to say this, very seriously, of course whether the vote takes place depends on the extent that the members of the house mostly democrats, believe that the president has committed serious misdeeds and that we know is for another day. >> and if is a big two-letter word, as you said. >> and we all stay tuned. >> we all stay tuned. larry as always, thanks to you. we'll be back with the final look at the weather, after this.
good sunday morning. it's 7:54 and this is a live look over san francisco. it's beautiful. you can see off in the distance we have some fog rolling in. something we didn't see yesterday. let me take you in a little bit further to that fog. this is supposed to be a view of the golden gate bridge from our sue to retower csutro tower vie. we'll see mostly clear skies through the afternoon and we'll get to chillier hemp temperatures first if you're anywhy near the north bay, take a coat. er this under a frost advisory up through ukiah, through about
9:00 a.m. because the temperatures dip down into the 30s. everywhere else, oakland 47, a little cold. 50 degrees through san jose. down through santa cruz 45 degrees, and we will be running a few degrees cooler today. what do i mean by cooler? yesterday we hit some 80s. today not so much. only topping out in the mid to low 70s. oakland 71 degrees. san jose 76. in through the tri-valley, concord 78, and san francisco also climbing into the 70s yesterday. today only expected to top out in the upper 60s, so it's gng to be a little colder in through n ansco. let'alk about your weather setup for the next couple of days. mild overall, a little breezy at times, but we've had pretty good weather all weekend long. we'll dry out in through monday and tuesday, some areas may see a few degrees of warming, overall staying consistent but it's by wednesday night into thursday look at this system right up here, the low pressure system off to the pacific northwest that's going to make its move and mainly wednesday
late at night into early thursday morning. notice the model is showing the majority of that rain staying off to the north, but this could wring the chance of seeing some showers up through ukiah, far sonoma and napa counties, maybe some drizzle for the coastline. we'll monitor that closely. headed out to watch the blue angels today in san francisco it's going to be a little colder so keep that in mind. at least clear skies. the show takes place from noon to 4:00 p.m. and temperatures topping out into the 60s, very comfortable. can't wait to see everyone's images of what they share online, share them with us, all social media platforms. over the next seven days we'll stay in the 70s for inland areas for today, and tn we're going to watch that system in through wednesday and thursday. i think that's probably going to be the biggest change headed into the week. all in all we're dealing with some pretty good weather, very calm winds, big change from what we saw last week, that will be a welcome sight through tomorrow. you can expect to see another kind of cold start in through
monday morning as well. back to the work week but you saw your whole day today to enjoy. >> oh yeah, enjoy it. vianey, thanks. before we go, we want to show you this is crazy, a hawaiian family is in the "guinness book of world records" for growing the heaviest avocado. the family got their certificate this week for their 5.6 pound avocado. it came from a 10-year-old tree planted and pretty much ignored. the prized avocado was put to good use after it was weighed, turned into a huge bowl of guacamole. i would have made like 100 pieces of avocado. >> and when it comes to africa do avocados, one day they're green, the next day they're brown. >> there's a five-minute window they're perfect. no 5:00 or 6:00 news tonight, instead it's "sunday night football night in america" and xfinity sports sunday prime time airs at 8:30, followed by a
battle >> they're pursuing an illegal, invalid and unconstitutional [ bleep ] impeachment. >> and support grows for impeachment, most republicans stay strong for president trump. >> the american people are not going to stand a partisan witch hunt. >> some, though, stay silent >> i'd say, though, we don't have that information in front of us. >> reports emerge that say the feds have opened a criminal investigation into rudy giuliani's work in ukraine one of the committee chairs ad