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good morning and thank you for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm marcus washington. the bay area is planning to resume vaccinations with the johnson & johnson vaccine as we're learning of a new case of clotting disorder right here in the bay area. nbc bay area's kris sanchez joins us live from a vaccine clinic in san jose with those new details. kris, what do we know? >> reporter: well, what we know is that this is the first known case of this very rare and unusual clotting disorder, and it is in a man. all of the other cases have happened in women, particularly young women. now what we know is that the man is in his 30s.
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he developed a clot in his leg eight days after he received the johnson & johnson vaccine. he's stoppeding well to treatment and should be going home soon according to "the chronicle." there's been 15 cases in 1 million doses and this is not one of them. health officers do recommend using the johnson & johnson vaccine as soon as there is enough informational information about the vaccine and the risks available for people in different languages. contra costa county told nbc bay area they will start using it again today. now in that statement the health leader make the point that there is a is to 2 in a million chance of developing that clotting disorder while the risk of dying from covid is 1 in 56. here's what the national director of the institute of health says about the risk. >> you're less likely as a woman taking johnson & johnson to get the blood clotting problem than
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to get struck by lightning next year. >> reporter: so in all of my searching of the places to make your covid shot both county websites and pharmacies and health care services, they generally tell you what kind of vaccines that they are going to be administering. so, if you don't want a janetian vaccine try to find a site that doesn't offer up. nobody will make you take it if that's what they are offering that day but you'll probably know beforehand. in the bay area, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> more than 11 million californians already now fully vaccinated. the state has now given out more than 28 million shots and right here in the bay area it's more than 6 million with santa clara, almeida and contra costa counties at 1 million shots each. president biden is expected to announce on tuesday new cdc guidance on wearing masks. in recent weeks many medical professionals have weighed in on whether it's safe to go maskless outdoors. a source familiar with the announcement says that it will likely be guided for those who
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are fully vaccinated versus those who are not. as soon as more details come in, of course, we'll pass that along to you. >> well, the school day is well under way for student in some bay-area school districts. those student return to in-person learning this morning. nbc bay a area's cierra johnson is live in santa rosa with a closer look at what those students can expect today. cierra? >> yes, good morning, marcus. we've been out here all morning. around 8:30 the students began make their way into the high school here at santa rosa high school. some of them had smiles on their face and even caught some parents taking pictures of their kids. it is the first day of school for many. some of the freshmen have never been inside of the build, and it's all part of that in-person return to learning here in the santa rosa school district. it's not just the high school that's returning. the middle schools as well. five of the middle schools and six of the high schools are now open for hybrid learning.
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take a listen to one freshman at santa rosa break down how the high school schedules are working. >> we have two groups, group "a" and group "b" that i'm in will come monday and tuesday and the other group will be on thursday and wednesday so we have two days of in-person days for both groups. >> for me it's more about the social aspect and engaging with peers and relationship-shilding in addition to building relationships with their teachers. it's hard to ask for help online when you feel like you have 30 people staring at you through a screen. . >> and in san francisco, students in grades 3 through 5 and some of the middle and high school students are also returning to the classes in the san francisco unified school district. the website explains that there will be an emphasis on cohorts with the students staying together for activities to avoid contact with people outside of their cohort. that practice as you can imagine will reduce the risk of exposure to a number of people there in that district, so a big day for
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a lot of students, parents and, of course, faculty as classes resume for hybrid learning here in the santa rosa school district. live in santa rosa, cierra johnson, nbc bay area news. >> people are happy to be back amongst their friends. >> thanks, cierra. >> okay. let's talk about that weather. did you get any rain over the weekend? a live look over san raphael and nice and beautiful. cars going out over the road. kari, how much rain can we get over the weekend? >> some of us got a very small amount of rain, and it was mostly in the north bay mountains where we had the highest rainfall totals so now we're back looking at our drought situation, and i want to take you back a couple of weeks when we had the drought which showed a lot of red and it was farther north and east as well as parts of solano county and napa county and the latest drought update expand that had
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drought where we see the extreme drought conditions and now parts of the east bay, including more of napa and snoep sonoma counties extending up towards lake counties and the rest of the bay area is in a severe drought. so the weekend rain we had did not help us out. in fact, our rainfall deficits continue to grow, and we need now over 9 inches of rain in livermore to catch up to normal and that gets even worse for the north bay where we need over 21 inches of rain. that's just to catch up to normal. all of the rainfall deficits are now part of the reason. we have our bob redell out live in the east bay with a look at where we may really be starting to conserve our water, bob. >> yeah, good morning to you, kari. east bay could be asking its 1.4 million customers to cut back voluntarily the water usage by 10%. this will be people who live in parts of alameda and contra
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costa county and in places like oakland, berkeley, san ramon and the district says that 2021 so far has been the driest year on record in the east bay, and the second in the mccolomy river basin in the sierra nevada. the east bay mud board will vote on staff recommendations tomorrow to declare whether there's a stable one drought, and the board could also decide to purchase water frels where and, again, ask customers to reduce usage by that voluntary 10%. >> well, 10% isn't that much as long as my lawn doesn't go brown. i think 10% wouldn't affect it that much. >> right. >> i wouldn't -- you know, i wouldn't apose that. >> we need to think, act with a sense of urgency. think differently and approach the challenges with a
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laser--like recognition that you can't focus this state as a one-size-fits-all solution. >> that was governor newsom last week when he declared drought members in sonoma and mendecino county. sonoma is expected to face another devastating wildfire season. the marin municipal water district and the north marin water districts again, both in the north bay, they both decided to put into place mandatory use restrictions on its customers because there's been so little rain. we're talking about restrictions like, you know, they don't want you to wash the car at home or wash down or pressure wash the sidewalk, things like that. the marin municipal water district can almost limit irrigation to one day a week, something they could be deciding upon. the water district could also enact water conservation restrictions and in the south bay they are asking people to already start conserving voluntarily. reporting live here in san ramon, bob redell, nbc bay area
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news. >> one of the issues that affects one area and we know sooner or later it could affect us all. >> bob, thank you. >> a quake hit around 4:45 this morning. this was centered in piedmont. our twitter page lit up with reactions to that 2 been the 6 quake. many people are saying oh, yeah, i felt, it some as far as san jose. a developing story. the supreme court entering -- this is a gun rights debate for the first time in more than a decade. the high court agreed today to hear a challenge backed by the national rifle association to new york state's restriction on people carrying concealed handguns in public. the law allows residents to carry concealed handgun only if they can demonstrate a special need beyond a general desire to self-attack.
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there are new details, berkeley school leaders, they are reportedly weighing in on the future of their school resource officer. berkeley unified has a deal with berkeley police to staff a single officer who works at three of those schools including berkeley high and tutors some of the athletes. in the wake of last year's defund the police movement some say his role should end. most students support his rell and the school board is taking feedback and may ultimately reimagine his role. coming up for you. preparing for the shark tank to roar loud again tonight. this is the first time in more than a year that fans will be allowed back inside. we're going to tell you just how many once we return. oh, and have you been trying to rent a car lately? if you, have i'm going to tell you the prices are sky high. we're talking $1,000 a day. the reason why extremely high cost of rentals is going on right now and actor foreest whitaker, remember his role in
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the movie "the birds" in the ooh '80s. want you to learn how he learned how to play the saxophone. be sure to watch "the kelly clarkson show" coming up today at 3:00 on nbc bay area.
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just in. the at the present timech justice is launching an investigation into louisville police department's practices. that department has faced intense scrutiny since officers killed breonna taylor inside her own apartment as they served of a no-knock warrant. that probe marks the second pattern or practice investigation launched by the justice department in recent days. that investigation will determine whether the police department engages in pattern or practice of policing that violates the constitution or federal civil rights of those people who live in the city. last week the justice department opened an investigation into the policing practices of -- in the
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minneapolis police department less than 24rs after jury convicted former police officer derek chauvin in the murder of george floyd. a live look at sfo this morning as vaccination rates climb. more americans are starting to make plans for the summer. now european union nations, well, they may soon be an option for those travelers again. the eu president tells the "new york times" travelers who can document being fully vaccinated should be allowed to roam free and move in and among the 27-nation. this also raises some questions for some. >> i'm fluent in french so i've been dying for them to wait to open up their borders so i can start traveling again. >> in terms of civil liberties i think it's unfair for people who don't want to get vaccinated or can't get vaccinated maybe and not be able to travel. >> there's no timeline for the eu lifting its travel ban from the u.s., and it's not yet clear how the eu would validate proof
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of vaccination. new at 11:00, it is you're planning on a summer road trip be warned. rental cars are hard to come by right now. and some of those cars are going for as much as $1,000 a day. you heard me right, $1,000 a day. stephanie gosk with more on what's causing that short and and what some tourists are turning to just to get around. >> rental car companies are facing shortages nationwide just as many people are gearing up for summer travel. >> americans are increasingly looking to travel to beach eds, national parks and much more remote locations this summer, locations where uber or lyft may not always be available. >> reporter: the decisions fueled in part when businesses plummeted at the start of the pandemic and many cash-strapped rental companies sold off their inventory and now demand is struggling at the same time automakers are struggling to
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make new investigation due to supply chain issues. >> it takes time for companies to build their supply of cars given the challenges that the automotive industry is unright now. >> the most expensive rental car cities right now, bozeman, montana, charleston, south carolina and kahului, hawaii seeing huge price jumps compared to 2019. the short and and price increases even leaving some tourist visiting hawaii to turn to renting ehauls instead. >> sometimes the only option you have left is going to be a box truck. >> they don't have any box trucks left today. >> reporter: brian kell says if a rental car is key to your trip, first plan around that. >> consumers must change their mentality around rental cars, you know. for so lock they have been an afterthought, but now they can be more than the cost of your flight per day rental. >> reporter: other tips to get you behind the wheel, join the rental company's loyalty program
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and check off airport facilities and consider booking directly with the company versus through an online travel agency. >> the car rental apocalypse as we're calling it shows no signs of abating, especially as we get into summer travel and book in advance and be as savvy as possible. >> that's stephanie gosk reporting. by the way, the chip shortage also driving prize up on used cars. well, when it comes to making it in the bay, first time home buyers are not find it any easier during the pandemic. california's housing market is continuing to break records with bidding wars skyrocketing prices and then closing most in the suburbs. the median prices are almost $760,000, a record from the previous record. there's a 25% increase from just a year ago. experts say that the prices, well, they are being driven by california's longstanding housing cries and the pandemic
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which has more people leaving apartments and looking for homes. happening tonight, the shark tank comes alive as fans return for the first time in more than a year. now only 500 fans will be allowed tonight as they take on the arizona coyotes. people have to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. meantime, san francisco, the chase center was alive with excitement as almost 2,000 fans got to watch the warriors in person friday night when 3,200 fans saturday night also got to enjoy a lot of that action. some fans had to take rapid covid tests on the spot because their vaccine cards weren't clear. >> we had the shot but the only problem is like with mine, it's sharp eed in so it looks a little bit different. i took mine a month ago and there's no way to clarify that. >> that could be a bad thing. >> look, it was good for those fans because the warriors won both friday and saturday games. as for the sharks, the puck
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drops at 7:30 tonight. well, look, we don't have to worry about the forecast ruining our sporting events right here now, kari, but, of course, outside they are looking behind you, the clouds are stick around. will we get any more rain today? >> some parts of the north bay could get some rain, but we can already see the cloud cover increase over the south bay as we take a live look outside from the cupertino hills overlooking the south bay. it has been mostly clear for much of the morning, but now we're starting to see the clouds rolling in. it's going to make for a very picturesque day. let's get a look back at some of the rainfall totals from over the weekend. most of us barely got any sprinkles but there were some spots that had a decent amount of rain. it was in the north bay mountains up around mt. tam. we had half an inch of rain and there was .4 inchin the berkeley hills. san ramon had a good downpour with an inch of rain there and
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san francisco less than a tenth of an inch of rain and we barely measured anything in san jose. it was .05 of an inch. that's what a lot of us in the valleys got including dublin. so as we take a look at what's going on right now, it is drying out. the sun is back. temperatures nice and cool behind that very strong late season cold front that moves through. so today you're stepping out and you're like it's okay, it's winter, and we're only going to reach into the low 60s for today. let's go around the bay and take a look at san francisco where the sun is shining. we're heading up to 62 degrees and 64 will be the high in brentwood and in santa rosa we'll have a high of about 62 degrees, but once known in the north bay is where we're watching out for a chance of more showers, especially this afternoon. we were hoping to see some rain moving in here to help us get caught up in our rainfall deficits. we were talking about the drought earlier in the show and now we are heading in between our wet month to the dry months,
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and we near that transition where we can sometimes get some rain but the chances are getting very slim as we head into may and as we officially enter into our dry condition. looking once again at the rainfall deficits, i know it's a lot of numbers on the screen, but santa rosa did get a tenth of an inch of rain there, and so the season total since october 1st was 12 inches in -- 12 been the 85 inches, and so the deficit is still running 21 inches, and the chance of us catching up at this point is very slim, and the reason why, we're really talking about conserving water and seeing what we're going to have to do as we try to make it through the dry summer months. we have some dry weather through the rest of the forecast after that slight chance of some afternoon showers in the north bay. we go from winter to summer all in the course of a few days. by thursday we're reaching into the mid-80s, but some cooling going into the weekend. we'll be back in the mid-70s
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which is inial for this time of the year for the weekend. marcus. >> all right. thanks, kari. >> next on "today in the bay." bringing home the gold. i'm talking about oscar gold. ful ♪♪ ♪♪ >> her winning the oscar for best original song. what the family is revealing now about the big win. but, first, happening now the the tokyo olympics need nurses, 500 nurses to be exact. local media reports say that the organizing committee asking the country's nursing association for assistance in staffing olympic venues and the athletes village before and during the july 23rd through august 1th game. organizers are pushing ahead with their preparations as japan really struggles to contain a resurgence of the pandemic with osaka being declared a state of
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director chloe shao won for best director. and take a listen to this speech that moved a lot of people. >> i needed some luck maybe. i'm luckier than you. and also maybe american hospitality for the korean actor. this. >> one of the biggest surprise of the night was the best actor category. anthony hopkins winning that role for "the father" and many expected the late chadwick boseman to receive that award for his role. and a bay-area superstar continues to make history. she was born gabriela wilson and the racial justice song "fight for you" was featured in the film "judith and the black messiah."
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she was allowed to take one person to the oscar and chose her mom while her excited father watched from home. >> my parents, my beautiful mother who is here with me today and my father at home, all those days of listening to sly and the family stop and curtis mayfield they really paid off so thank you, dad. >> i did text her. i was kind of shocked that she actually answered her phone. i didn't think she would have her phone on her, but, she's like, yes, yes, you know. so -- >> congratulations to her. the bay area left its mark on last night's academy awards. in addition to her winning best original song the movie "soul" won for best animated feature so score another one for emoryville pixar that used students from the etna brewer middle school in oakland. congratulations to them all. kari, a last look at the forecast. >> hey, we have sunshine at times peeking out from behind the clouds. we're watching out for the afternoon showers and maybe
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popping up in the north bay mountains and then the rest of the week is dry as temperatures warm up. marcus. >> thanks, kari. thanks for joining us for our midday newscast. next coming up at 5:00, catch us online at have a great monday. i'll see you back here tomorrow morning. check out my new mini munchies with mac & cheese bites. ♪ one more bite- ♪ ♪ just ♪ ♪ gimme one ♪ ♪ more bite. ♪ woah. ♪ cuz i can't wait forever. ♪ my $4 mini munchies. only at jack in the box.
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