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good morning. it is sunday, april 11th, and it's "today in the bay." let's take you straight outside, waking up to a look at downtown san jose. thanks for joining us. i'm bigad shaban in for kira klapper while she enjoys some time off. the good news is we have vianey arana, working from home. >> good morning, nice to hang out with you, bigad, even if i am working from home. we'll see a lovely day ahead and we've got sunshine in store along with warmer temperatures. look at your san jose temperature trend. 45 degrees right now, chilly for
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most. by 11:00 a.m. in the 60s and look at 1:00/2:00, already reaching those 70s in the forecast. concord about 49 degrees and upper 70s by 2:00. in the north bay probably our coldest spot to start out this morning, 39 degrees, eventually hitting the upper 70s as well. how long is the sunshine going to stick around? i'll have that answer for you coming up in a few minutes. >> we call that a tease in television, huh? thanks, vianey. new disturbing video of an attack on an asian man in the east bay. two sisters visiting the bay area were stunned after they witnessed a violent attempted robbery early yesterday morning. it's not clear if the attack is racially motivated. we want to warn you, this is difficult is difficult video to watch. here's "today in the bay's" marianne favro. >> reporter: from a second story window tiffany shot this video in the middle of what police say
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is an attemptedry. one man standing over and punching the victim, who fights back in the middle of the sidewalk. the attack happened shortly after 7:00 in the morning near tenth and oakland. the suspect drove the wrong direction on a one-way street, backed into a parking spot, jumped out and attacked the asian man. >> jumped on him from behind and started punching him, knocked him to the ground. once he had him on the ground he was punching him in the head and mid section. >> reporter: tiffany says she and her family wanted to help so she pulled out her phone and shot this video. her brother called 911 and her sister banged on the window to distract the suspect. >> hey! we're calling the police! >> reporter: it's exactly what experts say to do in that situation. their efforts appear to pay off, as does the victim's. the suspect runs to his car and takes off. tiffany is from hawaii and is visiting her brother, who just bought a condo in oakland.
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she says she's in disbelief to have witnessed firsthand something she's only seen on the news. >> this person could be, you know, my grandpa, my uncle, my dad, and it's scary, and it's sad, and you know, violence should not be tolerated and this needs to stop. >> reporter: angela, who is from orlando, says watching the attack makes her question her own safety. >> now as an asian female and a young asian female witnessing that incident that occurred this morning, i, you know, i want to take all the precautions that i can. >> reporter: after the attack, the sisters helped the man, who spoke only cantonese, file a police report. they say it appeared the suspect also tried to rob the victim, who was not seriously hurt. we've reached out to oakland police for more information, but have not heard back. tiffany and angela gave police this video and say they hope it will help. >> we want to make sure that this person has, is brought toious justice. >> reporter: marianne favro,
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"nbc bay area news." happening today, people in the south bay are coming together for a stop asian hate rally. the group aapi mountain view will start the rally at is enmenial plaza near the mountain view cal train station and then march to city hall and hold a remembrance for pak ho, killed in an attack this very day a month ago. the event starts at 3:00 p.m. daly city is taking an action to put an end to violence. the mayor announced the city is launching a community-based program to fight crimes. you may remember the troubling video of abasian woman being thrown to the ground and robbed in the middle of the afternoon. the mayor says the new program called st. sentinel is a grassroots effort where people can volunteer as part of a neighborhood watch team and plans to expand a companion program where the elderly can request someone to walk with them. >> this community-based program is so important to the community
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because i know there are some folks that are continually fearful, and it's really showing how, as a community, we're going to stand up together and fight this together. >> the mayor says the program is expected to launch at the end of spring. you can help the efforts to stop the hate, nbc bay area, telemundo 48 and our parent company comcast have partnered with the bay area-based asian pacific fund to provide help to organizations working to stop the attacks against asian-americans and the asian-american community. donate at nbcbayarea.com, you can find it under the "community" page. the grace baptist church in san jose will host a community town hall. instead of their traditional sunday service, it's all in response to what happened last sunday. the group of hackers took over the chump's zoom feed and went on a minute's long rant, making several threats against black
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people, jewish people and the lgbt community. church leaders say they are choosing dialogue over discouragement and they hope to raise awareness about those types of hateful attacks. now turning to our coronavirus coverage. hundreds of people in san francisco will be lining up early in hopes of getting another shot at the vaccine, because yesterday two clinics quickly ran out of doses. the shortage happened at zuckerberg sf general, and the southeast health center. vaccine eligibility had just opened up for people 16 and over who lived in eight specific zip codes. as more people become eligible this week, there will be fewer shots to go around. here's "today in the bay's" roz plater. >> reporter: two drop-in vaccination sites at san francisco, one at sf general hospital and the other southeast center in bay view began turning people away 90 minutes after they opened. the rush happened friday to those 16 and over with the
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pandemic has hit hardest. now facebook is pitching in to do its part setting up saturday clinics this month to reach the underserved in three communities near its menlo park campus, shuttle service included. more than 1,200 people took advantage of the opportunity to get that coveted shot in the arm. >> i feel very relieved because at home, i have a 94-year-old mom and i was worried about bringing something home to her. >> feels amazing. my mom is actually on the phone, the whole main purpose is really to feel safe about traveling and get home to see her and when she's vaccinated as well. i can't wait to see her. >> reporter: the u.s. set a new record, 4.5 million shots in a single day, but a shortage of the johnson & johnson vaccine is on the horizon. the allotment states were counting on next week will be down by 86%, after some 50 million dosages had to be discarded and a plant taken offline. the shortage comes just as california's offering vaccines to all, ages 16 and up, starting
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thursday. >> if you have an appointment everyone is making sure you keep it. you just might not be getting johnson & johnson. >> reporter: i'm roz plater, "nbc bay area news." live to oakland a look at the mass vax nation site at the coliseum. the site was only supposed to be temporary and was scheduled to officially shut down today, but the state and county are taking it over from fema. the vaccination center will remain open for at least another four weeks. anyone 16 and older living in contra costa county can book an equipment there. ac transit and b.a.r.t. are offering free rides to and from the coliseum. all you need to do is show proof of your appointment. and there is still much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, we'll take you live to washington for our weekly interview with chuck todd for a preview of this week's "meet the press."
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and pets itch free all season long. shop pet prescriptions and more at chewy.com today. welcome back, everyone. it's time for our weekly
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discussion with chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, good morning there. >> hey, good morning, bigad. >> in california, governor newsom declared the state will be fully reopened by june 15th. i'm curious to hear your thoughts what impact that could have on the biden administration's plans to rejump the economy and what potential pitfalls will the white house be looking for? >> well, look, i mean, i think this has been -- june 15th seems reasonable when you compare obviously what we've seen with the reopenings that have happened a bit too fast, where it feels like we've got this issue with variants. look at the state of michigan for now. the fact of the matter is, there is just no more patience for any sort of lockdowns or things like that, so at this point you can't help but ask yourself how much political motivation behind [ gunfire ] 's decision to get this done sooner rather than later. i think it's a reality that's facing. you can do all the mandates you
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want right now but the public is so fatigued they're not necessarily following them. trying to change tactics makes a little bit of sense but by june, i think the administration is hoping most of america is vaccinated, at least most of the adult population, so let's see if that is the case. >> to shift gears here a little bit, chuck, on "meet the press" the today you will have arkansas's governor, his state has been in the news for what many viewed as anti-trans legislation. he practiced his veto for part of them, for example bills that aim to ban gender affirming medical treatment for minors, allow schools to ignore requests from kids with their preferred pronouns. here in california opposite end of the spectrum we passed progressive legislation. where does that leave the biden administration in terms of what their responsibility or role that they might view themselves regarding lgbtq issues? >> well you've seen what they've done. i think they've tried to do sort of, they want to set an example,
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if you will, right, with their executive orders, they've done that. i think they would sign legislation if passed by congress to sort of protect, to sort of create a more federal protection from some of these state-driven laws and look, let's see -- let's not assume that some of these laws that a few of the states have passed will pass constitutional muster when the court system gets them, so that is one thing that i've been wondering about, because this specific targeting of this, it wouldn't shock me if the courts just found this, these state laws to be a bit of overreach so i wouldn't be surprised if the biden administration perhaps got aggressive in the judiciary branch, if you will, maybe trying to make some of these state laws challenge their constitutionality in the court. >> chuck todd in d.c., thank you. check out chuck on this morning's "meet the press." he'll interview the is secretary
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of state, anthony blinken and exclusive interview with arkansas's governor as well, tune in at 8:00 a.m., right after this newscast. coming up in 30 minutes from now, we'll talk to nbc bay area plittial analyst larry gerston for our weekly segment. how lawmakers feel about rolling up their sleeves and getting the shot. and the owner of a car dealership in el cerrito are offering a reward for information after a robbery. the man caught on camera here allegedly walked onto the used car lot in a parka friday afternoon and starts talking to an employee hosing down cars. the dealership's owner says the man was armed with a gun. video caught the moment the suspect allegedly stole a 2016 audi, hitting an employee on his way out of the lot. the crimes against asian reward fund is offering a reward for information in the case. the dealership is asian-owned.
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it's time to check back in with vianey arana, who is going to give us a look at the weather. hey, vianey. >> hey there. it's going to be a really nice day. i wanted to start with this shot of south lake tahoe, just because it's beautiful. this is the underground cameras, has a calming effect, the clear skies out there in the sierra. so let's take a look a little bit closer to home. i do have a couple of, you know, hiking forecasts and things like that. look at doppler radar, things for the most part are pretty quiet around here. we're not expecting any rain for now. things are going to remain dry and we're going to warm up, heading into the afternoon and into the start of our work week. so a live look in san francisco, great shot there, and how are those hiking trails looking for today? great day for hiking. we've got your east bay forecast, look at the temperature trend, though, it does start to get a little warmer between 2:00 and 4:00 during peak heat. if you're not a fan of the warmer temperatures while hiking, you want to get that out
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of the way before noon/1rk hour 1:00 hour are better in terms of hiking hours. if you're not a hiking person, i got you. i got a brunch forecast for you, if you'd rather drink mimosas than go out an a hike, support the local restaurants that's a great idea, too. i support it. we have 50s and 60s to start and look at 3:00/4:00, we're talking about the 70s around the we in peninsula, a stunning day ahead. for the rest of the region, napa is 77. concord 78. livermore 77, and san jose down through the south bay staying in those mid to upper 70s. as far as the wind factor goes, we've had that sea breeze sort of playing the role the past couple of days and keep a little bit of that breeze mainly though if you notice around san francisco and really just the coastline, but not as gusty as some of the winds that we've seen earlier this week. long range outlook right now, where is the rain?
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thursday, april 15th, there's a chance of maybe seeing some shower activity near the sierra, but aside from that, it looks like things are going to stay fairly dry for the next several days, in addition to being dry, we're also going to stay warm and we're going to warm up continuously over the next couple of days. look at your san francisco temperature trend, monday and tuesday will be in the mid and upper 60s for san francisco, and really we just sort of stay in this pattern in through next weekend, as well. as far as your inland temperatures go, we'll be nearing those 80s maybe even hitting the 80-degree mark headed into tuesday, and tomorrow, and then we stay in those mid-70s for the next several days in through the interior valleys. time for your climate hack of the day and this one is for people who love to take snacks on the go, but a much more planet friendly option. check it out. taking a snack on the go is always a good idea and these
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baggies sure do come in handy. the problem with these plastic bags is oftentimes we use them once and toss them in the trash. earthday.org reports plastic packaging accounted for more than half of the single-use trash, over 141 million tons. the average elephant weighs at least two tons, so 141 million tons is equal to more than 70 million elephants. hey vianey, it's time for your climate hack. let's ditch the plastic and go for a reusable option like this instead. not only does it keep your food fresh, but you can use baggies like this for your toiletries for when you're on the go. what's the payoff? according to one green planet, switching out one plastic sandwich bag for a reusable one can keep more than 500 plastic baggies out of the ocean. imagine if everyone living in the city of morgan hill, that's about 45,000 people, made the switch. we could keep more than 22
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million plastic sandwich bags out of the ocean. for more climate hacks and info, follow me at nbc vianey arana and nbcbayarea.com/climatehacks. in addition to those bags, i've also recently become a big fan of mason jars. they're really good options, made out of glass, you can keep reusing them and honestly we have to get rid of the single use plastic all together. >> the 70 million elephants, that comparison really got me, vianey and i have some of those reusable bag, super easy to clean. i'm ahead of the game. >> perfect. bigad's got it! >> that and very little else. thanks. joins for our "climate in crisis" special, we talk to environmentalists about the greatest climate threats facing the bay area and how you can take action to help fix the problem. watch it this afternoon at 3:00 p.m., right here on nbc bay area. there is still much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a hidden city hidden
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no more. the discovery in egypt that has archaeologists stunned.
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at the beginning of the pandemic pane people in the u.s. got a taste we weren't used to coming by. expected food shortages are driven by the effects of climate change. a 2019 report from the united nations found if we don't take major steps to combat climate change now we will see starvation and famine on multiple continents at the same time. that stark real sit driving people in california to become more self-reliant when it comes to food. >> it scares me. i foresee that we're going to run low on food supplies and that it's going to be important to have your own food supply. ideally over time create enough
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food so that i can share with others. >> this story is part of nbc lx, to see the full interview and other long form stories check out lx. it's 11-15 over the air, channel 185 on fex finity cable or any time at lx.com. described as the most important discovery since king tut's tomb, a team of archaeologists in egypt discovered an ancient city over 3,000 years old, the largest administrative industrial settlement of that era. in an nbc exclusive, molly hunter speaks with the egyptologist leading the excavation. >> reporter: an ancient egyptian road say rarity, a ponder and for the first time ever, a lost city rising from the sand, untouched, almost intact. >> we discovered a large city to
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tell us about the life of the people. >> reporter: uncovered by egypt's most famous archaeologists dr. zaha hawas, the largest industrial city ever found in egypt, believed to be more than 3,400 years old and he gave us the exclusive tour. it was just under sand? >> under sand. the amazing thing now, is what we found inside the city. >> reporter: he says it's the second most important discovery ever, after king tut's tomb in 1922. >> all this zigzag architecture elements everywhere connecting with the houses, you can see in the two sides of the big street that divide the city into three districts and each district. >> reporter: it's called dazzling attan after the sun god as egypt moved to monotheism. it's the key to understanding the movement of egypt's most famous pharaohs. >> each piece of sand can fill a
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slab, how the people lived in the time. egypt ruled the world. >> reporter: the first step, dating the city. the zigzag walls used during the end of the 18th dynasty and inscriptions on vessels used to cure meat confirmed that. >> look at this. surprise. >> reporter: surprise. there's so much amazing apottery. >> the encriptions in hieroglyphic say year 37. >> reporter: history says the city was abandoned but was the city then repopulated when the famous king tut returned? >> this -- >> reporter: whoa! psych. just an ain't artifact, 3,000 years old. >> it can be for drinking. >> reporter: there's never been this much pottery discovered at one site and comes from owl over, syria and palestine, the artifacts museum ready. now being restored at the other end of the city, vessels of all
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sizes, a treasure trove of semiprecious stones, scarabs, beads and rings. fits on the pinky, great, there we go. is this a real egg? >> real egg, yes, 3,000 years old. >> reporter: dr. hawas has another high-profile excavation on the go. ramses ii in the valley of the kings. >> we're in front of the tomb rameses ii. the dipping of the kings. >> reporter: they ascended into the tomb, the first tv crew ever to film inside and they're looking for a mystery tunnel connecting rameses ii to his sons. >> you never know what the sand of egypt may hide of secrets. >> reporter: it is a windy, sandy day and you can see the crews have stopped work for the day but they've been digging since september. this is what they found. they dug through the pandemic without stopping.
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dr. hawas says they'll keep digging, looking for clues about the people that lived here. this is a fraction of the full city. thousands of people he said lived here serving the palaces and temples and also looking for clues about possible the time when king tut lived here. molly hunter, nbc news, luxor, egypt. >> get them some bubble wrap to protect that pottery. much more ahead on "today in the bay," an hour and a half, that's how long it took for two bay area vaccine sites to run out of doses yesterday. now the big rush to get a vaccine before the eligibility age is lowered for all californians. plus keeping cars off a popular street in san francisco. the new push happening today to keep jfk drive free of traffic. two ways to escape your home, t creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com
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a little preparation will make you and your family safer in an emergency. a week's worth of food and water, radio, flashlight, batteries and first aid kit are a good start to learn more, visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com
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good morning. vianey arana is going to give us a check of the weather. good morning, vianey. >> good morning, it's going to be a good one. 45 degrees right now in san jose and if you look at the temperature trend, we're going to make quite a climb into the 70s by about 1:00. beautiful mix of sun and clouds through the interior valleys. it's just really going to be a sunday fun day for sure. san francisco current temperature is about 49 degrees and then a quick little climb into the upper 50s, eventually expected to hit those low to mid-60s around the coastline, so definitely running a few degrees warmer, and we're going to stay dry not just for today but looks like already into the next several days, we have a warming trend ahead. stick around, in about 15 minutes binks' dog walking forecast. >> i assume binks is probably still sleeping. new, disturbing video of an
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attack of an asian man in the east bay. two sisters visiting the bay area were stunned after they witnessed a violent attempted robbery early yesterday morning. it's not clear if the attack is racially motivated. it certainly shook up the witnesses. we want to warn you, this is video is disturbing. here's "today in the bay's" marianne favro. >> reporter: from a second story window, tiffany chuk shot this video in the middle of what police say is an attempted robbery. one man standing over and punching the victim, who fights back in the middle of the sidewalk. the attack happened shortly after 7:00 in the morning on jefferson street, near tenth and oakland. the suspect drove the wrong direction on a one-way street, backed into a parking spot, jumped out and attacked the asian man. >> jumped on him from behind and started punching him, knocked him to the ground. once he had him on the ground he was punching him in the head and mid section. >> reporter: tiffany says she
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and her family wanted to help so she pulled out her phone and shot this video. her brother called 911 and her sister banged on the window to distract the suspect. >> hey! we're calling the police! >> reporter: it's exactly what experts say to do in that situation. their efforts appear to pay off, as does the victim's. the suspect runs to his car and takes off. tiffany is from hawaii and is visiting her brother, who just bought a condo in oakland. she says she's in disbelief to have witnessed firsthand something she's only seen on the news. >> this person could be, you know, my grandpa, my uncle, my dad, and it's scary, and it's sad, and you know, violence should not be tolerated and this needs to stop. >> reporter: angela, who is from orlando, says watching the attack makes her question her own safety. >> now as an asian female and a young asian female witnessing that incident that occurred this morning, i, you know, i want to
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take all the precautions that i can. >> reporter: after the attack, the sisters helped the man, who spoke only cantonese, file a police report. they say it appeared the suspect also tried to rob the victim, who was not seriously hurt. we've reached out to oakland police for more information, but have not heard back. tiffany and angela gave police this video and say they hope it will help. >> we want to make sure that this person has, is brought to justice. >> reporter: marianne favro, "nbc bay area news." happening today, people in the south bay are coming together for a stop asian hate rally. the group aapi mountain view will start the rally at is centennial plaza near the mountain view cal train station, then march to city hall and hold a remembrance for pak ho, who was killed in an attack this very day a month ago. the event starts at 3:00 p.m.
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if you want to donate, we've added a link to our website, that's nbcbayarea.com, you can find it all on the community page. happening today the grace baptist church in san jose will host a community town hall. instead of their traditional sunday service, it's all in response to what happened last sunday. a group of hackers took over the chump's zoom feed and went on a minute's long rant, making several threats against black people, jewish people and the lgbt community. church leaders say they are choosing dialogue over discouragement and they hope to raise awareness about those types of hateful attacks. now turning to our coronavirus coverage. hundreds of people in san francisco will be lining up early in hopes of getting another shot at the vaccine, because yesterday two clinics quickly ran out of doses.
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this comes four days before everyone in california 16 and older becomes eligible to get a vaccine. the shortage happened at zuckerberg sf general, and the southeast health center. vaccine eligibility had just opened up for people 16 and over who lived in eight specific zip codes. between the two sites, there were 1,300 doses on hand, but in just an hour and a half, those were all gone. but drop-in sites will be open today from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the vaccines are handed out on a first come, first serve basis. you can also try to register for an appointment online. statewide, anyone 16 and older in california regardless of where you live will be eligible to get the covid vaccine, beginning this thursday. so far, more than 22 million vaccines have been administered in california and the state says that's an average of more than 377,000 doses a day.
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the bay area makes up about 23% of the total number, so far in the bay area, we have administered over 5.2 million vaccines. let me get out of the way so you can see it, the state issued more than 5 million doses on hand, about 13 days of inventory, keep in mind this number only reflects what the federal government gave to the state. pharmacies have their own batch of doses. let's take you to oakland, a live look at the mass vax nation site at the coliseum. the site was only supposed to be temporary and it wasscheduled to be officially shut down today. the county, that was part of a deal they struck with fema. the county is taking it over as part of the last-minute deal they're keeping the center open for at least another four weeks. anyone 16 and older living in contra costa county can book an appointment there. ac transit and b.a.r.t. are
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offering free rides to and from the coliseum. all you need to do is show proof of your appointment. one contra costa county doctor is making it her mission to get as many people vaccinated as possible. dr. melissa turned her san ramon practice into a vaccination clinic. about 200 people got their first shot yesterday, but she didn't do it alone. she was joined by other local doctors and about 20 volunteers. she got emotional when talking about how the community is making this difficult task a little bit easier. >> the community has been absolutely outstanding. everyone is so respectful, how they wait in line. they're not kind of difficult with asking too many questions or just, you know, they're trying not to delay the process. they're trying to get the work done, too, so it's not just us, but it's a combination of these
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two groups of people that have made it a very beautiful experience. >> she says she plans to hold a clinic every saturday as long as there's enough supply. for more information visit covidvaxnow.org. people in san francisco are pushing to keep one street in golden gate park car-free. at the beginning of the pandemic last year, jfk drive was shut down to all vehicle traffic so families and pedestrians could socially distance outside. the group people protected want to make that streetcar-free permanently. the rally starts at 10:00 a.m. at jfk drive at eighth avenue in golden gate park. students at the city college of san francisco will speak out this morning against the classes being cut and staff layoffs. the ccsf student coalition will host the virtual event over zoom, then march to the mission high school steps in front of dolores park. the student and faculty are demanding the board of trustees
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use some covid relief aid to help rebuild the school. staff department cuts and layoffs, the event starts at 10:00 a.m. still to come on "today in the bay," a milestone night for steph curry. what he did to add his legacy leading the warriors to victory. sports is next.
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good morning everyone. i'm anthony flores. chef curry was cooking saturday night at chase center. the warriors taking on the houston rockets, second quarter, dubs up two touchdowns. curry buries the three, he was 8 of 15 from behind the arc, and he was just getting started. he scored 23 points in the third quarter. check out the great move and the shot, and-one. curry finished with 38 points, it's his career high sixth straight game with at least 30. the warriors win big 125-109. yaro to the net, leonard
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looking for the tip, and they score on the rebound! >> dylan gambrell ties in the first. l.a. skates by the sharks 4-2 the final. on the diamond, the giants taking on the rookies at oracle park. bottom six, giants down. 3-1, not anymore. brendan crawford crushes a three-run shot to right. the giants beat the rookies 4-3. san francisco improves to 5-3 on the season. this ball hit high and deep to left field and ramon laureano first double of the season. >> they beat the astros 7-3. golf and third round of the masters battling a weather delay and mother failure. will zalatoris from san francisco on the par 4 10th
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rolls it in for birdie and lead at 7 under. but the story was hideki matsuyama, shot a bogey-free 65, the only bogey-free round so far of the tournament. he's at 11 under par and will take a four-stroke lead heading into today's final round over zalatoris and three other golfers. that's a look at your morning sports. i'm anthony flores. have a great sunday. this california family is on the job helping our state's recovery. you see by keeping their vacation in california they're supporting our local businesses and communities. so you could say every juice box enjoyed on our beaches is also bringing nourishment to our state's economy. that's the taste of recovery. calling all californians.
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keep your vacation here and help our state get back to work. and please travel responsibly.
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about 40% of adults in the u.s. received at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. with about a quarter fully vaccinated. scientists see mass vaccinations as a major step towards herd immunity, where enough vaccinated people prevent another covid-19 pandemic, but some are still afraid or even adamantly against the vaccine. so how serious is this resistance? to answer that, let's bring in nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston. larry, good morning to you. >> good morning, bigad.
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>> so how big is this resistance? >> look, it's big. it's not as big as it was, let's say four or five months ago, but the fascinating thing is, you know, there are different groups looking at it one way or another, evangelists, people of color and whatnot, but the biggest difference seems to be a partisan difference, it falls along political party lines. there's a recent poll that we put together from the kaiser family foundation asking people what their intentions are with respect to this virus and look, 79% of the democrats said they had or will take it, go all the way down to republicans and you find that number much lower at 46%. what a difference. if you look at the no side, i'm definitely not going to take it, only 2% say no, but more than a third of republicans say no. that's a massive difference when you're talking about something
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as basic and what many people think as necessary generally for the entire population. >> so clearly the virus is not discriminating by political affiliation, so what accounts for the difference here? >> well, you go back and you look at how people feel about things, particularly the cdc, which was the most important federal agency in developing antidotes to the virus, the vaccine, and if you ask people how you feel about that, democrats, 79% said the cdc is doing a good job. republicans only 44% said the cdc did a good job, and then you ask people now, how is the president doing with this? democrats say 84% of them say biden is doing a good job. republicans say 20%, only 20% of them say that biden is doing a good job. you break all this down and you see a clear partisan difference.
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democrats much more enthusiastic about this vaccine, and republicans much more reticent and of course we don't usually think of medical issues as a political type thing, yet it has become that very much so over the last year, so particularly the way so many ideas about the vaccine and its development have been baked in. >> so how much of this republican resistance then, larry, might be traced back to the trump administration? >> that's the critical question. that is the critical question, bigad, because remember during the trump presidency, he banged on these guys awful hard, when i say "these guys" i mean the federal government agencies, the cdc, the fda, hhs, department of health and human services, all of these agencies, again and again and as a result, i think we see a lot of trump support falling into line on this issue. 47%, as a matter of fact, in a recent poll, 47% of trump
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supporters said no to taking the vaccine. 47%, and why? why do almost half the trump supporters say that? well some say side effects. i worry about the side effects. others say well, it was rushed to development. remember that concept, warp speed which a lot of people thought a good idea, let's get it going. these folks are not anti-vaxxers per say but they worry about the vaccine much more than they do covid, and this comes from a very prominent republican pollster, frank lunds. soits' fascinating it's baked into so many people ideas had resistant to the vaccine. >> what's being done to convince doubters to get vaccinated? >> that's the big question. look, the federal government has put together a massive public relations campaign, i imagine some people have already seen it. the most interesting of all the
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commercials i've seen, you have several former presidents, you've got obama. you've got george w. bush. you've got bill clinton, you've got jimmy carter, all these guys lined up saying hey, it's a good idea. you got to do it. it's important, for your sake and the safety of others. noticeably absent, noticeably absent is president trump. now, why is he absent? that's the good question, but he's not there. mind you, he was vaccinated very eye quietly in january, before he left the white house. nobody knew about it until three or four weeks ago and hasn't made a big deal of it, so the idea any kind of buildup from that, benefit from that has really not been exposed, so all these presidents are out there, trump hasn't been out there which leads us to a couple of questions. number one, will trump be asked, if he is asked to be part of this campaign, will he agree to do so, that's the second question, and thirdly, will it change any minds? but you know, bigad, i walk away
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from this, what's fascinaing to me, we have an election long over and still the former president, who really is on this issue somewhat of an 800-pound gorilla in the room and it shows you how difficult it is to change minds when you've got a prominent person out there saying what he said. it's a really interesting story. >> he's not one to shy away from the limelight area. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston, thanks. still ahead, vianey arana is back with a full look at your forecast.
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good sunday morning. if you follow me on instagram, you know i am a plant parent so i'll feature a plant of the day on sundays, and today's plant feature is a philadandron micon, trailing gorgeous beauty and bigad is interesting in becoming a plant parent. stand by for that. let's get to your forecast and you might spot this down here. we have a beautiful day ahead. sunny skies through the interior valleys. check out san jose, great shot there of the sunshine and we are expecting to be slightly warmer today because of the lack of cloud cover that we're going to be seeing into the interior valleys. look at how doppler radar is doing. things xntxpected to remain dry and warm, a couple degrees
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warmer compared to the past couple of days. 72 degrees in palo alto. 75 in san jose. 69 in oakland. 65 in san francisco. check out half moon bay 62 degrees. even though we're starting out cool and a little bit chilly through the north bay, it's going to shape out to be a nice day. as far as wind speeds go not as breezy today but we have an approaching system heading into monday and tuesday, that's going to bring our temperatures down a bit, and in addition to that, it's going to kick up wind gusts. if you suffer from allergies and you plan on being outside at all, please take your allergy medication. tree pollen is high, grass pollen is high and then tomorrow when the wind starts to kick up, that includes the dust particles in the air. so how is our air quality forecast? good news there, the air quality forecast pretty good from the north bay down through the south bay. if you look at the scale up top and the air quality index measures the particulate matter in the air. santa clara valley is moderate today but just a nice day to go
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hiking. long range outlook right now, no rain in sight. unfortunately, now i know we're in california, we love the sunshine, but you guys already know we're not doing too hot when it comes to the drought monitor. april showers likely near the sierra, maybe wednesday and thursday, but again, over the next seven days, monday and tuesday, we get a drop in temperatures because of a passing system, it will be definitely noticeable in through inland areas. temperatures will dip down into the low 70s. tuesday is the coolest day. binx's dog walking forecast. remaining in the 50s, a little cloud cover along the coast. if you're inland you want to get the wouk out early, warmer this afternoon in the upper 70s and low 80s. binx's pal of the day is harley moon. isn't she adorable? >> a pretty cute dog. at least harley's working. binx sleeps in. binx gets more air time on the show than anyone, more than kira probably. make sure to join us today for
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our "climate in crisis" special. we talk to environmentalists about the greatest climate threats facing the bay area and how you can take action to help fix the problem. watch it this afternoon at 3:00 p.m., right here on nbc bay area. the annual northern california cherry blossom festival has gone virtual again this year, due to the pandemic. the festival now in its 54th year officially kicked off yesterday. this year's theme kuwuzina, japanese term meaning strength through bonds of community and friendship. the festival will commemorate ten years since the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the nation. mike emceed yesterday and robert handa today. nbc bay area is a proud sponsor of the festival. and end the show on a high note, it is national pet day. we have to show you vianey's dog, the unofficial mascot of the show, binx, and our
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producer, dana's cat olive. give your furry friends some extra love today, maybe some treats. you can even give binx something to vianey and the rumor is true i am trying to be a plant guy. have a good day, everyone.
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