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raises low blood sugar risk. side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and may worsen kidney problems. i have it within me to lower my a1c. ask your doctor about once-weekly trulicity. right now, launching a recall effort. people in the north bay taking action after serious allegations surface about the mayor of windsor. tonight, the mayor is responding. another city helping to protect front line workers. how soon one city could require stores to pay grocery workers extra. i got here at 6:00 a.m. i thought i would be the one of
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the first people. >> a second day of long lines at a vaccine clinic in san francisco. we talked to people who tried again to get their covid vaccine. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. >> this week, every californian 16 and older will be able to get their covid shot. the only trick, finding an appointment. >> vaccination appointments are available for anyone 16 and older. this is a live look at the coliseum where the vaccinations continue. in san francisco, people are scrambling to get vaccinated before eligibility opens up to everyone 16 and older. long lines outside of zuckerberg general hospital. what folks did to make sure they got their shots. >> reporter: it's a smoother process today than it was yesterday here at zuckerberg sf general vaccination site. this long line that you see
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behind me stretches all the way down the street. it translates to more than a four-hour wait. these people say, it's all worth it. >> getting up in the morning was the hardest part. >> reporter: they got turned down from getting their vaccine yesterday. so they made sure they would get their shots today. which meant waking up and getting in line by 4:45 this morning. not only were they the first two, they also had some fun getting vaccinated. >> we decided to dress up in adult oncies for pokemon. because we were coming out here at 4:00 in the morning. >> everybody likes someone in a onesy. >> not everyone had the same sense of humor. what was a short wait time for early risers became an hours long wait for those who came after. >> i got a spot. >> reporter: fred has not met any of the requirements until now. he lived in one of the eight san francisco zip codes heavily impacted by covid infection.
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if you are 16 or older and live in any of the zip codes, you are eligible for a vaccine. you can also get your shot if you are 65 or older and live in san francisco or if you are 16 or older and are a patient of the network. >> we do about 2,000 vaccinations each day. we anticipate being able to do this for the next several weeks. >> reporter: today, the clinic went through vaccines by 1:00 p.m. and about 1,900 people received a dose. they are open for walkups every day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until supply runs out. you need an i.d. or bill to prove eligibility. appointments can be made for in-network patients. >> let's look at how san francisco is doing with that rollout. it increased quite a bit over the last month and a half. february 24th, the city was administering 4,400 shots per day. a month later, more than double that, more than 10,000 shots a
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day. then the dip comes. april 10th, 6,900 shots given out. highlights a supply issue so many counties are seeing. >> earlier, we told you everyone 16 and older in alameda county can get vaccinated. it's not just there. california will allow everyone to be vaccinated starting on thursday. the state says with vaccine supply expected to increase significantly over the next few weeks, people 16 and over will be eligible to get a shot beginning thursday. now the key is trying to secure an appointment, which, of course, we know can be challenging. we put together a list of thing things you can do. use your phone to scan the code. it will take you to the list of tips. if you don't have your phone ready, we will show you this code again in just a few minutes. cities are providing hazard
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pay to grocery workers. antioch may pay employees an additional $3, $4 or $5 an hour. it would be affect until the county reaches a yellow tier. several cities and counties already have hero pay for grocery workers. we turn to developing news out of the windsor tonight where a recall effort has been launched against the mayor. you might remember four women have come forward claiming the mayor sexually assaulted them. north bay representatives are calling on him to step down. he continues to deny the allegations and he is not stepping down. critics of the mayor protested outside christopher creek winery. it is run by the family. the mayor stepped out of operations for now. they want the mayor out now.
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>> he does not deserve the right to serve in public service. he is a predator. he needs to be held accountable. >> leaders of the recall effort say they plan to file formal recall paperwork tomorrow morning. the mayor released a lengthy statement today calling the accusations unfounded and false. it says, if i have done anything wrong, i would accept responsibility and i would resign. but i have not. i am fighting back and will clear my name. a popular south bay church decided to hold a town hall today instead of a traditional sunday service. grace baptist church made that change after hackers took over the church's zoom feed last sunday and went on a rant. the hackers made several threats against black and jewish people as well as the lgbtq community. today, the leaders say they wanted dialogue and to raise awareness about hateful attacks
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that seem to be continuing. a live look at the capitol where officer william evans is set to lie in honor this week. he will lie in the u.s. capitol rotunda on tuesday. his casket will arrive in a special ceremony. he is the veteran of the force killed on april 2nd when a driver plowed into a barricade at the capitol. the second officer was injured in the attack. the suspect was killed when he got out of the car and threatened officers with a knife. this week, nbc news is taking a look at american extremism, 100 days after the violent attack at the u.s. capitol. nbc news talked with people who witnessed the event. a look at the roots of extremist groups, how they have become widespread and where we go from here as a nation. happening tomorrow, executives from some of the tech businesses biggest companies tackle the global computer chip shortage. it's a white house virtual
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summit for tomorrow. chief executives from alphabet, at&t, intel and gm expected to take part. the shortage of computer chips could affect health care to electric vehicles. it's part of president biden's executive order to conduct a review of semiconductors and other key products. the effort to save jobs and the future of city college of san francisco continued today. the college is facing major budget cuts, which means nearly 200 full-time faculty members could be laid off. that's 30% of all full-time faculty. the college warns the school's future is at stake without the layoffs. a virtual protest was held to fight for the jobs and the school. >> we need to keep our institution for our students. we need to keep the community in community college. we need to stop these cuts. >> final notices for those who could lose their jobs is expected may 15th.
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to our making it in the bay series, on the housing crisis and the cost of living here in the bay area. a coalition of bay area mayors, businesses, non-profits and social service providers are teaming up against homelessness. the group is hosting a virtual news conference this week to unveil a regional action plan to house 75% of the bay area's unsheltered population by 2024. they worked together a year to address the crisis. they are not revealing details until the event at 10:30 in the morning on tuesday. san francisco getting ready to loosen more covid restrictions. what you need to know before you plan a night out on the town. some might say it's a sign the pandemic is winding down. the year-long tribute to health care workers ending tonight. conditions have remained dry and sunny all weekend long. our temperatures are going to warm up and we are monitoring wind again, making the return.
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the full details on that coming up. stay with us. another look at qr code we mentioned a moment ago. use your phone to scan the code on the bottom of your screen. open up your camera. it will take you to our website to see the full story on tips and tricks to track down a vaccine appointment. it's okay that you don't want to be first: you aren't. second covid vaccine. it's okay to have questions: everyone deserves answers. i'm wary that there isn't enough information. it's okay to be excited, or worried, or both. it's alright for it to take whatever it takes for you to be ready. hi mom, ready for your shot?
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yes, i've been waiting for this day. we just got what? vaccinated. we just got vaccinated! let's get you there. let's get to immunity. this guy here is busy working on our state's recovery. you see he lives in california and by vacationing in california he's supporting our businesses and communities. which means every fruity skewer is like another sweet nail in the rebuilding of our economy. hammer away craftsman. calling all californians. keep your vacation here and help our state get back to work. and please travel responsibly.
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u.s. craft distillers are dealing with challenges as they try recovering from the pandemic. one of the most pressing issues is a 25% tariff on american whiskey. it is set to double to 50% on june 1st. the congressional bourbon caucus, i did not know there was one, wants the biden administration to work with the european union and uk to suspend the tariffs. >> at the end of the day, the prices will have to go up. no other way around it. at what point does all the pricing for all american whiskey go up? then it gets built into your understanding of price. >> the tariffs are a holdover from the trump administration. a live look at san francisco now, which is set to welcome back indoor live ticketed events this week. the department of public health is expected to issue final health and safety guidelines to
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reopen events like concerts, theater performances and conferences. it will include capacity limits and other measures. this is contingent on cases remaining stable or going down. a sure sign of progress in reopening. >> absolutely. over the past year, the beacon was lit every sunday to honor front line workers and the lives lost during the pandemic. tonight it will be lit for the final time. organizers believe enough progress has been made in the fight against the pandemic. it was only lit once a year on pearl harbor remembrance day but it provided hope during the past year. we will be right back.
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back to our coverage of the vaccine. a trend is emerging along gender lines when it comes to side effect s. according to the cdc, 79% have reported side effects came from women. some of the most common were headache, dizziness and fatigue. what's behind the gap? a big reason is that women's immune systems are simply different than men's. >> from the common cold to the flu, women do have a more robust immune response to certain infections. if there's a stronger immune response to the vaccine, i think that the origins of that are
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simply that. >> the story is part of our new platform. see the full interview and other stories, check it out. this could be a game changer in the fight against climate change. we know by now the greenhouse gas methane that's a troublemaker. most comes from cows and other grazing animals as they break down plants. researchers have discovered that a simple ingredient found in sushi could be just the trick to drastically cut down on the methane. >> reporter: cows are constantly chewing. problem is, as they break down what they eat, they also belch out a lot of methane. >> it's a greenhouse gas. what it do is they trap heat from the environment, which then
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eventually becomes warming of the planet. >> reporter: at uk davis, they found feeding them seaweed reduced how much methane they produced. >> we found up to a 67% reduction in methane. >> reporter: that's not all. these are bred for beef. when researchers fed them the seaweed diet, the results were more impressive. they saw an 82% reduction in methane. the scientists used this special machine several times a day to measure the methane. the theory is the seaweed inhibits an enzyme so it produces less methane. will this diet impact the taste of milk, cheese and beef? researchers did not test the flavor of milk and cheese from the dairy cows, they did conduct a taste test compaing steaks.
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>> we had 112 people tasting the beef. they could not detect any difference in taste. >> reporter: this animal science professor, who conducted the study, says the cows receive just three ounces a day. it appears to be a low cost solution to get up to an 82% reduction in methane. >> this has a huge implication for the dairy industry. they can reduce methane by 40% in the next nine years. >> reporter: the seaweed diet may be the first step in reducing greenhouse gases in agriculture and creating a more sustainable burger. >> we put together a climate in crisis special. if you missed it today, catch it in a couple weeks.
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we talk to environmentalists about the threats and how you can take action to help fix the problem. she has hacks, which are very helpful. take it away. >> we have climate hacks. those are planet friendly swaps. i have them posted on my page. check that out. honestly, there's swaps that can make a big difference. let's look at your weather right now. 71 degrees. heading into the overnight, 54 by 9:00. one thing you will notice in the north bay is going to be a little chilly to start tomorrow morning. around the coast, expect to see cloud cover again into the early morning hours as well. 60 in san francisco. it's ten degrees warmer in the
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inland areas. san jose, 70 degrees. overnight lows into the 50s. we have been very comfortable around here. not so hot temperatures. plenty of sunshine. walnut creek, 80 right now. we are expected to be a little warmer tomorrow. i want to give you a look at your allergy forecast. if you suffer, you want to take that medication to go. it's going to be pretty high when it comes to the pollen count today and tomorrow. look at monday forecast. upper 70s. 80 possibly expected through the interior valleys. it's warmer tomorrow. things begin to cool off as we get an approaching system. we have a bit of an onshore flow. that's going to bring a decrease in temperatures. it's going to kick up the wind thanks to a northwest flow. look at the coastline, around dinner tomorrow, in san francisco, 25 plus mile per hour winds. more of the sea breeze through the coastline as well. i do want to give a look at the
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drought monitor. this gets updated weekly every thursday. it reveals the status of california when it comes to the drought. unfortunately, we're not doing too well. we have a serious deficit when it comes to the latest rain totals. 93% of california is under some form of drought. this plays into the potential for a start of an early fire season, which is why i want to invite you to check out the climate in crisis page. there's an interview about the fire season and the impact and causes behind it and all of that. a great thing to check out there. san francisco, the next seven days, look at that. we cool off a bit because of the flow on tuesday. then we warm right back up into wednesday and thursday. into the upper 60s. i did fix the typo on this inland graphic. we will be in the upper 70s heading into wednesday and thursday. overall, for now at least, no
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rain here in the bay area. possibly some showers for the sierra on thursday. back to you. >> no rain, but also no 778 degrees. >> next wednesday, yeah. >> there you go. the pandemic isn't stopping this annual tradition. you might notice some familiar faces when we take you to the virtual cherry blossom festival. that's next.
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one of northern california's most popular festivals continued today. >> robert handa helped lead it. there he is. >> looking good. >> he posted photos on twitter today as he prepared to emcee
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day two. >> get the plug in for the olympics. >> well done. >> he wore a traditional coat that helps him -- there you go. the logo on the back. the festival was held virtually this year. normally, more than 200,000 people attend the event in san francisco that showcases very beautiful japanese culture, traditional art and music. this is the 54th year. nbc bay area is a proud sponsor. >> back in a moment. want to save hundreds on your wireless bill? with xfinity mobile, you can. how about saving hundreds on the new samsung galaxy s21 ultra 5g?
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we are getting closer to swimsuit weather here in the bay area. i would say that for some of us, we are there. >> well, not in russia.
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unless you took part in an annual swimsuit skiing event. why do they do this in russia? >> they have a lot of people and a lot of snow. they take advantage of it. >> hundreds of people gathered near sochi to ski in their swimsuits. you see it all happening there. participants traveled from all over the country to take part in the annual event. it wasn't just swimsuits though. some liked to go down in pajamas. that's more my vibe. >> i saw some skirts. >> and other costumes. if you are wondering, take a guess at what the temperature was there. >> i see the script so i know. ask our viewers. how cold do you think it is? >> i can't hear them. 32 degrees. >> 32 degrees in russia. a side issue. they weren't wearing much. nobody had a mask on. i don't know what the deal is over there. no masks. a side thing.
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>> they look very excited about it. >> a lot going over there. >> thanks for watching. "nightly news" is next. see you here at 6:00. for both record-breaking day for vaccinations more than four-and-a-half million americans got a shot yesterday but there's a big challenge in the days ahead. the supply of johnson & johnson vaccine is about to plunge. covid cases are rising in michigan. the governor there pleading for extra vaccines to be rushed to her state the prosecution expected trest their case against derek chauvin as soon as tomorrow, how the defense team plans to counter. calls for action after the release of this video a uniformed army officer being pepper sprayed by police in virginia >> i'm actively serving this country, and this is how you're going to treat me? >> the governor demanding an investig

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