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up. >> i think the pandemic has hit several businesses really hard when it comes to clientele. >> some are concerned the damage may have already been done too far. and get ready for a $600 check from the state for some of us. the new covid relief bill just signed into law by the governor. >> good evening, thanks for being with us, i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. we start with those two bay area counties that are loosening their restrictions. their loosening from the purple tier into the red tier. as of midnight this evening, san mateo and marin counties can allow more indoor businesses to resumes, which is good for businesses, good for jobs, but are customers ready to go back inside, here's our business and tech reporter scott budman. >> reporter: restaurants in downtown redwood city are ready to welcome diners inside again now that san mateo county is
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officially back in the state's red tier, most businesses can reopen indoors at 25% of capacity including restaurants, movie theaters, and museums. gyms can open at 10% capacity, retail stores, 50%. good for business, good for those who lost their jobs. >> i think this business is bringing a lot of original servers back, original bartenders back, so i think a lot of people are going to come back and get their restaurant job back. >> as we come upon spring, i do think there's renewed optimism. >> reporter: optimism because the drop in cases coincides with the growing number of residents here getting their shots. county leaders say they hope that leads to even fewer cases. >> it's distinctly different, distinctly different because of the vaccinations, and i think that's going to help us, and if we continue to do it with the doses, i think we'll be okay. i think we'll manage our way out
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of it. >> reporter: but even though they can go inside, most people told us they'll wait at least a little longer. >> because i think it's much more dangerous to be indoors as opposed to outdoors. >> hey, let's wait, yes, only because i'm not too sure about even taking the vaccine just yet. >> reporter: as for schools, if they haven't yet reopened for in-person learning, they can make plans to reopen once their county has been in the red tier for five straight days. in redwood city, scott budman nbc bay area news. thank you. so the big question now, what about the other bay area counties, when will they go into the red tier? let's take a look at santa clara county, the biggest in the bay area at the post-holiday surge, you see cases skyrocketed, 40 per 100,000 people were infected. now it's back down to six. that's good news. in order to move into the red tier, that number needs to be below seven for two weeks in a row.
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again, santa clara county at six, so if next week's numbers are also good, santa clara county could move into the less restrictive red tier. let's check in wine country, napa county at its peak it had a case rate of 42 people per 100,000 infected. now it's also back down to six. again, that's below the seven mark needed to potentially move into the red tier next week. jessica. thank you, raj. a frightening accident in southern california. that's tiger woods' car. he crashed this suv in rancho pa lows ver dees. it's an upscale area in los angeles. firefighters pulled him from the wreckage. he was conscious. the l.a. county sheriff's department says woods was able to talk with the deputies and the paramedics. the paramedics rushed him to ucla medical center. he's been in surgery for most of the day for injuries to his legs. now, woods was wearing his seat belt, and as of now, there is no evidence that he was in any way impaired.
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janelle wang joins us with more on this developing story with tiger woods. he was there to do a shoot as we understand. we don't know if that's where he was headed this morning. >> yeah, and he was also at a golf tournament over the weekend in that area. that seat belt he was wearing may have saved his life. he lives in florida, but like you mentioned, he was down in the l.a. area on a shoot, and he was the tournament host of the genesis invitational at riviera that took place over the weekend. this crash happened just after 7:00 this morning. video of his mangled genesis suv, it was broadcast around the world. woods was the only person in the car when investigators say he have lost control and his vehicle careened down a hill. firefighters arrived to find woods trapped inside. >> when i arrived on scene, mr. woods was seated in the driver's seat. i made contact with him, and i ensured that he was able to speak to me. at that time he seemed as though he was still calm and lucid. >> we also used an ax to pry him
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from the vehicle. >> just really sad. i know that he just had surgery and then to go through this. >> woods was taken by ambulance to ucla medical center where he underwent that emergency surgery. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. as you mentioned, there's no evidence he was impaired. the 15-time major champion has long-standing bay area ties, most recently in august playing at the pga championship at harding park in san francisco, and he spent two years at stanford university between 1994 and 1996. now, this is the third time tiger woods has been in a notable car crash, but this one the most serious by far in terms of injuries, and it's still too early to know if tiger woods will ever compete again. >> janelle, yeah. we have seen the highs and lows of tiger's life for more than two decades right in our own
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backyard. the highs at stanford and pebble beach and of course the lows. this isn't the first time tiger's been in a notable car crash. in 2009 he crashed his suv near his florida home. within a few weeks his personal life and marriage unraveled. in 2017, tiger was arrested in florida for dui. officers found him asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running early one morning. he said he was asleep because of a bad combination of pain meds. he soon checked into rehab. we've also seen, though, the comeback, not just winning the masters in 2019, but a few months ago this was just classic, watching he and his son in that tournament, that father/son tournament played together at the pnc championship. that was on nbc. they didn't win the tournament, but they had a lot of fun on the course, and it showed us as viewers and fans not just in the golf world but the sports world what he can do in his personal life and how he has rebounded. we'll have a lot more on tiger woods including a live look in los angeles with the latest from the hospital.
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jessica. >> thank you, raj, we want to give you some breaking news. this is in the tri valley. what you're looking at nbc bay area sky ranger over a plane crash on a busy multilane connector. this happened just a few minutes ago after 5:00. this is isabel avenue at airway boulevard. that is just off of 580, but it also goes all the way and connects to 680 eventually. livermore police say the plane had engine trouble. it touched down on isabel, which is always packed with cars. no one was hurt. right now isabel between airway boulevard and portola avenue is closed while officers investigate the crash. obviously this is a difficult situation on isabel. while millions around the country are anxiously waiting for congress to agree on a federal stimulus package, needy families in california will not have to wait much longer for their own stimulus check. this one is from the state, though. today governor newsom signed off on a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package, which means that millions of people will soon get
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$600 checks deposited right into their bank accounts. nbc bay area's melissa colorado has more on what you need to know. >> reporter: here comes the help, governor gavin newsom signed the so-called golden state stimulus package into law today, a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package that will give much needed cash to both low income families and small businesses, more than 5 million californians will soon get $600 checks. >> those that have been left behind this that federal stimulus, california's not going to leave you behind. >> reporter: he's referring to immigrants who filed tax returns but weren't eligible for last year's federal relief check. californians regardless of their citizenship status who are eligible for the earned income tax credit can receive the $600 check. >> i don't know many other states, any other state that does what this state is doing, and for that we are not ashamed. we are proud.
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>> reporter: tax season is in full swing, and prestige accounting in dublin said if you already filed your taxes and did not claim the tax credit, there's still time to amend it. >> it's all in the state's hands and the irs's hands. last year they had delays processing some of these returns because of the pandemic. this year we hope there's a faster turn around. >> there's also money for businesses fighting to stay alive, $2 billion worth of grants, and that's not all. >> we're providing relief in the way of fees and licenses for two years there will be no cosmetology, barbering licenses. there will be no fees associated with those licenses or with alcohol, beverage licenses. >> reporter: in oakland, melissa colorado nbc bay area news. south bay health leaders are using carefully targeted pop-up clinics to get the vaccine into at risk communities. months ago east san jose's emmanuel baptist church couldn't hold sunday services but it did open its doors to its diverse
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neighborhood for covid testing. one in ten residents who were there contracted covid, and the area's seen a disproportionate number of covid-related deaths. now the church is partnering with the health department to also host vaccination clinics tuesdays through fridays. some walk-ins will be allowed each day. we want to help you get your shot. we've been telling you about our new website nbc launched. it's called plan your vaccine. just enter your state, you might be doing this for relatives out of state. enter your state, your occupation, and your age. there's even a map that shows you the closest vaccination sites to you. just go to planyourvaccine.com. up next, planning your spring break yet, families weigh the risks and rewards as coronavirus cases drop across the country. a san francisco legend, how people are remembering the founder of city lights books. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri.
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it was warm today. we had some record setting heat in the 80s. i'll go over that and also the wind that continues to build as we move through tomorrow. grandmother, kari bell stewart. she owned royal tavern and restaurant in the 1930s, and it was really a part of the community that had a huge impact. back then it was a huge deal for people to be business owners, especially a black woman. at that time there was segregation, and i just really want to encourage young people ask your family members about your ancestors. it really can be inspirational.
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covid's still a threat. and on reopening schools, we know what happens when we don't put safety first. ignore proper ventilation or rates of community spread, and the virus worsens. fail to provide masks or class sizes that allow for social distancing, and classrooms close back down. a successful reopening requires real safety and accountability measures. including prioritizing vaccines for educators. parents and educators agree: reopen schools. putting safety first.
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cases are dropping in san francisco, so the city just announced this afternoon that it is lifting its travel quarantine. it was put back in place in december. the policy required quarantining for ten days after returning to san francisco from anywhere outside the region. public health officials say nonessential trips outsides bay
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area should be avoided if they can. meanwhile, the travel quarantine in santa clara, though, still remains in effect. with spring break less than a month away and a growing number of people getting vaccinated, you can't help but consider if people are trying to think about traveling for the upcoming holidays and even for the summer. nbc checked in with travel experts who say they're already seeing those numbers go up. >> reporter: with hands and faces covered, it was a much busier day at oakland international airport compared to last spring when covid cut the passenger count by 80% here. >> covid positivity rates are coming down slightly. also, more people are get vaccinated. >> reporter: at the airport today, people have not only returned but are purchasing covid test kits in vending machines for $150. >> as america gets back to work, everything will start picking back up, and i think it will be good.
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>> reporter: from hand sanitizing dispensers to home test kits now available in the vending machines, it hopes that travelers will feel safer. >> if my parents are an example, they live in india, for them the vaccine is the threshold to travel, so once they get the vaccine, they'll be on a plane. >> for those who have already had two covid vaccine shots, they may be considering everything from a quick summer get away to rebooking cruises canceled by the pandemic last year. all plans still up in the air, but being talked about with a lot more optimism. sharon kadsuda. st. mary's college has set a date to reopen. its fall semester will mark a return to mostly in-person teaching. students will not only be in the classrooms, it will safely and responsibly also open its residence halls, dining rooms, swimming pools and sport courts. actually, for the past six
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months there have been some students living and learning on campus. safety protocols are so strong there have been no new covid cases since last fall. we've lost a world renowned poet and activist and san francisco legend. lawrence ferlinghetti died at his home in the city. he was 101. he'll be remembered for his love of life and the indelible mark he left on american literature. here's nbc bay area's tom jensen. >> one of lawrence ferlinghetti's closest friends and colleagues said he lived and enjoyed every day of his 101 years to its fullest, and that may be one lesson he would have wanted to pass onto the world in his final days. >> if you want to paint, paint, if you want to write poems, write poems. just look up and see the blue sky and be here because it's, you know, life is here for you to take it. >> reporter: elaine like ferlinghetti is a published writer. she started working at city lights in 1987. her friend's handwriting is
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everywhere around the bookstore, a store he founded on 500 bucks and a handshake 67 years ago. it was the center of the universe to ferlinghetti and many of the bay area's writers and artists and where progressive political ideas found life. >> he's one of the reasons that san francisco became the mecca for counter culture. >> make no mistake, this is a big deal, and a huge loss for poetry and for the city of san francisco as well. >> ferlinghetti is coney island of the mind has sold more than a million copies and is still being published along with 11 more of his books today. he was also an artist and a father and a friend who will be missed most by those in his inner circle. >> i'm grateful i got to continue to see him during the virus. i'm glad he lasted this long. i wish he was still here. >> reporter: some of his followers say they plan to hold a vigil for this famous american poet outside the bookstore
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tonight at 7:00. in san francisco, tom jensen, nbc bay area news. >> a lot of people will show up to that tonight. let's bring in chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. saw that sunshine today. it felt almost like a spring day already. >> so warm outside, and lots of sunshine all around. temperatures even setting new records. i did want to start off with that page. i know a lot of you outside are going this did not feel like february at all. it felt more like april, even early may. in santa rosa we got up to 80 degrees. the old record set in 2012, look at oakland, up to 84 degrees shattering the old record of 74 set back in 1985. now, oakland got warmer because the hills that surround oakland, we had that dry, warm wind push down the hills. as that air pushes down the hills, it starts to warm. it's called it battic heating,
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and that's why oakland did have the warmest heating today at 84 degrees. as we roll through tomorrow's forecast, we do have mostly clear skies to start. temperatures in the low 40s, and through the day, wind continues to develop, and i think a lot more of us will feel some of those gustier winds, and ahead we're looking still at a second chance of wind. let's get a look at the wind advisory right now. this is in effect from 10:00 a.m. tomorrow until 10:00 p.m. in the mountains, we're seeing wind gusts of 30 to 55 miles per hour. for the valleys, 15 to 30. humidity 10 to 20%. fire danger is going to be elevated but not nearly as high as it is in summer. the pollen off the charts. if you have allergies, might need to limit your outdoor exposure tomorrow, elm, cedar, pine, ash, even plum trees all in the high category. temperatures drop as the wind increases tomorrow. we'll find plenty of upper 60s to low 70s. coming up in about 25 minutes, i'll have more details on the wind ahead for this weekend, and jessica, we'll take a look at
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our climate coverage and our declining snow pack. it's a real unfortunate thing we've seen over the past ten years. i'll go over all that data in about 25 minutes. >> that will be good. thank you. also in the next 40 minutes what does zero waste actually look like? a bay area nonprofit shows us. it's part of our climate in crisis series. and we go one on one with california's newest senator, the one move the biden administration just made that senator alex padilla said is long overdue. first we get some answers from nbc news's medical contributor, dr. kavita patel.
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. hi, everyone. hopeful news on the horizon. as we mentioned at the top of the show, covid case rates keep dropping, and two bay area counties moving into the red tier with more counties from the bay area expected to follow in the coming weeks. i spoke with dr. kavita patel
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today, and she's an nbc news medical contributor. she said the number one reason for the sharp drop is because people are masking up and staying home. secondly, some evidence the virus may not be as active in the winter months but they're still waiting for more evidence on that, and thirdly, more people getting vaccinated. >> president biden said, okay, he hopes to get all americans vaccinated by the end of the year. last week there was a johns hopkins doctor who said the pandemic will be over by spring. one seems very conservative, the other seems super optimistic. what are your thoughts on when this pandemic will be under control? >> janelle, lucky for me i know both of those individuals and i would just say my mother always had advice on this. the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, and that might be the case. based on our numbers, our infection rates, as well as some concerns we're seeing about variants including the california variant, which we know in the bay area has been
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responsible for a lot more infections than we even have realized that we need to probably have a couple more months to get the majority of people immunized and make sure that these variants are not escaping the immunity. we know that the current vaccines work against the variants we know about, janelle, but we might have surprise variants. so for that reason, i think april is a little too soon, is and i think president biden was being cautious by saying the holidays, but let's put it this way, janelle. if you're vaccinated, i'm vaccinated. i can sit down and have dinner with you masks off soon, and that is something to look forward to because that is a little bit more normal. >> and more vaccines are coming. johnson & johnson is hoping it get fda approval on its one-shot vaccine later this week. dr. patel says the company is promising to deliver 20 million doses in march and 100 million doses total in the next few months. with supply being such an issue right now, not just in the bay area but across the country,
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having another vaccine in the mix will definitely speed up vaccinations and help people get their appointments to get immunized. roger, jessica. >> the sooner the better. >> the more people the better for sure. all right, thank you. up next at 6:30, injuries to his legs and emergency surgery for tiger woods, a lot happening this evening. we are live in l.a. for an update on his condition. plus, who's to blame for the deadly security breach at the capitol, lawmakers search for answers and get some explanation from the people in charge.
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right now at 6:30, we continue to follow the developing news out of l.a., golf icon tiger woods seriously injured in a rollover solo car crash. there are few names more recognizable than tiger woods. tonight the world is reacting. is he okay? is his career over and what exactly happened? >> we only know some of the details at this point, raj. we know the crash happened just after 7:00 in the morning at rancho palos verdes south of l.a.x., tiger was driving a courtesy car, the genesis suv crashed after rolling over several times. firefighters extricated him with an ax. they say he was likely speeding. they say he was wearing his seat belt and it likely saved his life. it does not appear tiger was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >> there was no evidence of impairment, so subsequent to that, we're not going to make
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any -- there was no effort to draw blood, for example, at the hospital. >> the sheriff did say that tiger was conscious when the first responders arrived. his manager said the 45-year-old golfer suffered multiple leg injuries requiring emergency surgery, and we don't know much more from that yet. >> yeah, the big question also is caused this crash. let's bring in nbc tim toe bin from our sister station. she's at harbor-ucla medical center. do we have any updates on his condition? is he out of surgery? do we know this? >> reporter: hey there, that's what we're waiting to hear as well. that surgery likely started early this morning, so we can imagine that he's out, but still waiting for word at this point about how that went. and again, possibly getting surgeries on both legs after sustaining those injuries in that crash. this is a level one trauma center, and that decision was made to bring him here to this hospital because his injuries
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were not life-threatening. he did not need to be rushed to the closest hospital where that crash happened. we do want to show you some more video, and again, like you mentioned, this happened early this morning at rancho palos verdes. that's about 14 miles from this location here at the hospital. police saying tiger was driving alone on hawthorn boulevard. this is a downhill very windy road that has been a trouble spot in the past. police say tiger hit a curb, crossed over into oncoming lanes of traffic, hit a tree and rolled his suv several times down an embankment, and then resting on the driver side. he was the only person inside that car. he did not hit anybody else. the air bags did deploy. the whole front end of his suv was smashed in. first responders using those tools to reach him. they had to actually take the windshield off to get to him. again, no signs of impairment like you mentioned, but tiger has been on a very long medical journey. he's had about five back surgeries, the most recent one
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just a couple of months ago, and he was still recovering. he was going through rehab, and he was hoping he'd be better enough to attend the masters, which is happening in about seven weeks. he was here in the l.a. area as a host for a tournament that was happening, but back out here live at the hospital, there has been quite a buzz. again, obviously such a worldwide phenomenon that tiger woods is. we've had fans come up. we've had people driving by, beeping, hollering, sending their well wishes to tiger again because they're hoping that he is going to recover and he will play his game once again, but very difficult to say right now exactly his condition as we are waiting from hospital staff to give us an update here hopefully this evening. >> very good updates from you, kim, thank you, we appreciate it. we'll check back with you as the night progresses. kim tobin reporting from the hospital near the crash site for tiger woods. today u.s. senators held the first public testimony on the siege of the capitol riots on
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january 6th. former u.s. capitol police chief steven sund who resigned after the attack blamed bad intelligence. they received an fbi alert the day before the attack but the division didn't pass it up the chain of command. that's why his department was unprepared for that level of violence. >> we properly planned for a mass demonstration with possible violence. what we got was a military style coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the capitol. these criminals came prepared for war. >> one capitol police officer died in the attack. another police officer committed suicide a few days later. for decades, people who were undocumented in this country have been labeled in the legal books as illegal aliens. it's a term that a lot of people find offensive and outdated. president biden says he wants it officially eliminated as a part of a massive immigration
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overhaul. nbc bay area's damian trujillo spoke to the senator today and the people impacted by that language. >> reporter: even as he walks to the state campus to earn his political science dre, jose gallego gets what he calls the looks. >> growing up in a low income community, there's always been discrimination, being a latino with mexican roots, a little bit darker shade, i definitely had those looks. >> reporter: he knows how hurtful terms like illegal alien were to him and his community. now the president says it's time to eliminate illegal alien from the u.s. code. time to take the word alien off the green cards. and california's newest senator says he's ready to champion that effort in a new immigration bill expected this year. >> i've been wondering for years and years and years why we try to label some of our ts
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term alien. nobody's from outer space. these are people coming from around the world to the united states in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: under orders from the president, the department of homeland security and other agencies are said to already be using other terms like undocumented and noncitizen in memos and public statements. >> you're going to start shifting the paradigm, you need to start from the top. >> terms like illegal and illegal alien were first introduced as a way to make people feel inferior. >> more than anything it harkens back to framing an argument. if right from the outset you frame somebody as an illegal, they're less than. >> he says he'll keep walking with his head high knowing the looks and the insults will only make him stronger as he waits for a which i think. in san jose, damian trujillo nbc bay area news.
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our ongoing special assignment climate in crisis, global warming is something that touches every one of us, so we here at nbc bay area, we're just looking for solutions like this one. an oakland cafe that's trying to create an example for reducing waste. here's nbc bay area's joe is a doe jr. >> much of what fills our landfills is the stuff our stuff comes packaged in. but in oakland. >> what can i get for you? >> the new mud lab cafe and grocery store. >> here we have a lot of our zero waste personal care products. >> is proving the battle to reduce waste begins on the store shelves. >> you know, if you go to a typical grocery store, everywhere you look it's something that's going to be used for 15 minutes and then stay in the environment for hundreds or even thousands of years. >> yeah, so these are bulk soaps. >> reporter: in mud lab, the founders have wrapped their business model around the idea
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of eliminating the wrapping, selling things like soap and detergent in bulk. >> people can bring their own container in, whatever container they want, and they can refill. >> coffee beans come repackaged in reused jars, and you won't find paper to go cups behind the counter. customers without a reusable cup get a cappuccino in a reusable jar. >> so they can either rent the jar for a dollar and then when they bring the jar back, they'll get a dollar back. >> the leftover pumpkin lattes goes to making pumpkin muffins, their secondhand clothing and the plastic top of a milk bottle gets a second life. >> i actually started making some coasters. >> i think it's trying to minimize the amount of trash that is being produced by your operations. >> reporter: but going zero waste isn't easy. just ask mud lab customer elizabeth who owns the oakland store preserved. >> i was like shocked and appalled at the amount of waste that we produce just as a small
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business. it's so inspiring to really see mud lab have this f holloway sas easy to find products that don't come in plastic. >> these have like a little plastic safety seal. >> reporter: because here success is measured by the garbage cans. >> we never fill it, which is a really good feeling when you're rolling it out to the curb and it's basically empty. >> reporter: the idea to see how much mileage you can get out of things. the less that comes from here, the less that ends up there. joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. up next, the price has been set but how much it will cost you once you enter, an exclusive open nature preserve on the peninsula. we're going to tell you all about it.
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oh, you think this is just a community center? no. it's way more than that. cause when you hook our community up with the internet... boom! look at ariana, crushing virtual class. jamol, chasing that college dream. michael, doing something crazy. this is the place where we can show the world what we can do. comcast is partnering with 1000 community centers to create wifi-enabled lift zones, so students from low-income families can get the tools they need to be ready for anything. oh we're ready. ♪ ♪ new details tonight about a fifth coyote attack in contra costa county.
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tonight we're told all five attacks involved the same coyote. the latest one happened thursday night in lafayette. police had originally said friday, but then fish and wildlife just updated the time line. animal services say the man was bitten, who stopped for a smoke break near a quick stop. he bent down just before he was attacked. this comes just days after the coyote attacked a child in the same area. fish and wildlife say they're actively working to try to track that coyote so it can be tracked and moved. a new name and rules for palo alto's foothills park. the 1,400 acres are known as the foothills nature preserve. the stipcouncil has struggled to figure out how to deal with the big crowds in the park. until last december it was only open to palo alto residents and their guests. now it's open to everyone, and that's led to big traffic problems. council members have now approved an entrance fee of $6
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per car and agreed to cap daily attendance at 650 people. >> it was a good day to be out at the park because it was beautiful out, jeff. >> oh, so, so nice, yeah, that sunshine. it was kind of a preview of some april, may temperatures out there, 70s and 80s. coming up, we'll talk about the wind tomorrow and some cooling temperatures on the way. plus, we'll have our climate update and take a look at the sierra snow pack. i'm back in about six minutes. there's help paying your family's power bill if you apply. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. we'll show you how to next.
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there's a new push in berkeley to attempt to help families make it in the bay. city leaders will consider a new housing plan tonight that could mean the end of single family for developers to build multifamily homes in traditional single family home neighborhoods. we're talking about duplexes,
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potentially fourplexes. advocates say it's critical to create higher density housing to make the city more accessible to everyone. many people are still out of work and struggling just to cover essential expenses and bills like your pg&e bill. consumer investigator chris chmura says you might have several options for help. >> those acronyms might be able to help your family, though many families have never heard them because many families were forced by the pandemic to seek help paying bills for the very first time. that alphabet soup can help you keep the lights on low income home energy assistant program, the california community services department says it may be able to help you with a one-time payment of up to $1,000 to cover your electric bill. here's how to apply. call the state, 866-675-6623. then press 2 to connect with a local agency that can get you
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started. next there's fera, that stands for family electric rate assistance. pg&e says it can cut your electric bill 18% if you enroll. here's who qualifies, you must have a household of three or more. then your income must fall below a certain level. for example, a family of four's max income is $64,375. you can apply on the pg&e website. the application says it takes just five minutes. finally, there's c.a.r.e., it stands for california alternate rates for energy program. pg&e says it offers a discount of 20% or more on electric and gas if you qualify. this program works for single people, couples, and families of three or more. your income is a factor. you can apply on the pg&e website. c.a.r.e., fera, and liheap, a lot of letters that might take a limb stress off your family finances. >> chris always has some good
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information. >> how to. so interesting, right? jeff ranieri back with us to talk about the sunshine. >> anything to save a couple dollars for sure. >> jeff's going to talk about the sunshine and the wind, take it away. >> yeah, and that wind tomorrow definitely going to kick up in the mountains, even for the low elevations as well. we have a full detailed look at that hour-by-hour forecast coming up in just a minute or so. i want to continue our climate coverage tonight, and we are taking a look here at declining snow pack. so what we want to show you is how things have really kind of panned out the past several years, and the first part of this graphic -- the news isn't that bad on 2002 to 2011, 60% of the time we had sierra snow pack at 100% and/or better. but it's most recently since 2011 we've only seen two years reaching 100% snow pack and better. so it's not just a one to two-year trend. it looks like it's more of a
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trend we could see going on, less snow pack with these warmer temperatures. look at the past decade here and a little bit farther back from that, and you can see some of the warmest temperatures on average since 1895 happening in 2014, 2015, 2020, 2017, and 2016. so that's corresponding with that lower snow pack. what is this going to mean for us? you can see the impact up across the sierra. less snow pack is likely. of course it's a big thing for us as a third of the state's water supply comes from that snow pack. also, higher snow levels with warmer storms, warmer temperatures, this would decrease snow and possibly increase the flooding threat up across the mountains and also some longer fire seasons coming our way. now you can head to nbcbayarea.com for more information on this. just search for climate in crisis. we have all the resources there and also all the stories we've covered in the past.
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let's bring it back to the current weather at home. the wind is going to be the gustiest through the north bay. some of that red color is the wind in the mountains. that will be 20 to 40 miles per hour. it really starts to expand. we see that wind pick up as we head through tomorrow afternoon. lower elevations, 15 to about 30 miles per hour wind gusts, but in the mountains we could see it up to 50 miles per hour. we'll hang on with that gusty wind through 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night, and then i think once we roll into thursday morning that wind's going to start to move on out of here and calm on down. temperatures as the wind rolls in tomorrow morning will actually drop a little colder. 42 in the south bay, peninsula 43 and also 40 in the tri valley, and we're coming in with more of these low 40s over the east bay and the north bay. daytime highs tomorrow cooling off as the wind moves in, as the system gets closer to us, it will bring us to 69 in napa, 72 in concord, 71 in san jose, and 60s from palo alto up to san francisco and half moon bay. we had been talking about a chance of wind this weekend.
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that is still on the table for us, but the new update as of now for the weekend is the storm system for saturday and sunday. it's actually pulling away a little bit more to the east, so it's taking our shower chances with it and some of the most damaging wind. so here's what it's going to look like once we hit saturday and sunday. i think we'll get wind in the mountains, temperatures here in the 60s for san francisco the next several days. across the inland valleys, tomorrow we're at 70, and then we slide back to 60s as we head through the rest of the week. so jessica and raj, we got to get through some of this wind, but tucked in between there we still have some really beautiful weather coming our way as we head through the next week. >> gorgeous today, thank you, jeff. up next, we continue to update our coverage of tiger woods' car crash and how the bay area's sports stars are reacting.
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the news of tiger woods, that terrible accident riling a lot of people across the world, seeing the damage to the suv. we heard that sheriff's deputy say that it's remarkable that he, you know, wasn't killed in that accident because that's such a treacherous piece of roadway. >> and we see the
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tiger is in stable condition as of this hour, nonlife-threatening injuries, but he does have leg injuries. we do not know the extent of these injuries. the 45-year-old crashed that suv, here it is, this morning in rancho palos verdes along the coast south of l.a.x. it was a courtesy car given to him by one of the golf tournaments there. he had to be pulled from the wreckage by firefighters who used an ax to get to him. the sheriff's department says woods was conscious and able to talk with deputies and paramedics. he was taken to ucla medical and center and has been in surgery for much of the day. he was wearing a seat belt, and as of now no evidence that he was impaired. bay area sports stars reacting to this. barry bonds tweeting sending my family right now. evander cane of the sharks, prayers for tiger wishing him a full recovery and steph curry, heal up quickly, tiger. praying for you and your family. god is in control always, stay strong.
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speaking of steph currys the warriors in new york city tonight taking on the knickerbockers, he is back in the lineup after missing saturday's game because of an illness. also back, rookie james wiseman who's been out since january 30th with a wrist injuries. forces a turnover and on the other end finishes. the warriors up by 5 with roughly a minute remaining. superstar quarterback aaron rodgers hinted at being engaged a couple of weeks ago. now it's out there and official, actress shailene woodley made the announcement last night on the tonight show. the emmy winning actress, you've seen her in "big little lies." she said they've been engaged for a while, but wouldn't say when rodgers popped the question. >> he's first of all, a wonderful incredible human being. i never thought i'd be engaged to someone who throws balls for a living. i never thought as a little girl
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i'm going to grow up and marry someone who throws balls. >> he's also named the nfl regular season mvp. he attracts a lot of nice women. >> high profile women. >> very much so. >> finally tonight, we had a raw and powerful discussion with basketball star jeremy lin. monty pool from nbc sports bay area and myself talked with the palo alto native about the violent attacks on the asian community. >> i think if as minoriies we want the majority to be able to understand what it's like to live a minority experience and to sympathize and change, i think we as minorities also have to collaborate, unify, and use our voices and stand up for each other, and there has to be solidarity on that front. >> the conversation was fascinaing lin also talked about his journey back to the nba. you can watch the program tonight on nbc bay areas, we'll air some of this interview on
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our next edition of race in america. really nice to sit down with jeremy lin again. that was nice to see. that's going to do it for us. we'll see you at 11:00. >> good night.
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