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right now at 4:30, addressing congress, what we expect to hear from president joe biden tonight on capitol hill. also, the push he's expected to make for universal preschool as many parents watch and wait. going back to square one. organizers behind the recall effort of a north bay mayor now face a new issue. the critical error they made while filing paperwork all to oust the leader who is facing pressure to step aside. plus -- >> we're thrilled things are loosening up and heading in the right direction. >> businesses up and down the
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state are trying to bounce back as covid restrictions ease. the uptick in foot traffic some are seeing and the help on the way for those still struggling, as "today in the bay" starts right now. good wednesday morning to you. thanks for waking up early with us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. mike has an eye on the roads in a bit but first it is hump day. meteorologist kari hall has a look at that forecast for us. >> good morning, waking up headed out the door let's head to the east bay with a live look in walnut creek, and it's right now 52 degrees. a little bit warmer than it was yesterday at this time, and it will be a warmer afternoon. we can see how fast that warmup starts to happen, as we go toward 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 where we'll be in the low 70s which is warmer than we were yesterday. so we're looking at some highs reaching into the 80s in some of our inland valleys. san jose will reach 80, while santa rosa will see a high of 79
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degrees. we'll talk about another warm spell in the forecast as well as some gusty winds, that's coming up in a few minutes. mike, how is it looking right now for the commute? >> looking pretty calm. some folks are getting started with the longer drive, concord, walnut creek, lafayette, moving smoothly. alameda county the closure, overnight all week again, miles canyon basically use 680 to mission to get around that in either direction headed out or into the fremont area. the rest of the bay pretty calm. send it right back to you. >> thanks so much, mike. the nation is waiting for president biden's first joint address to congress this evening. here is a live look at capitol hill where he's expected to highlight achievements in his first 100 days in office and push congress to take action on jobs and legislation to help families. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is in washington with a preview of what is expected.
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jr.s without says in tonight's joint address to congress president biden will update the fight against coronavirus. new cases are dropping and 37% of adults are now fully vaccinated. >> once you're fully vaccinated, you can go without a mask when you're outside and away from big crowds. >> reporter: also tonight, president biden will push police reform and new gun laws, focusing on his conversations with george floyd's family. he'll urge congress to pass his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan and outline a new american families plan including free preschool. tomorrow, he's hitting the road with others in the administration, the getting america back on track tour will push legislation on jobs and families. >> the president would like to see progress by memorial day and would like to sign it into law this summer. >> reporter: senator tim scott, the senate's only black
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republican, delivers tonight's response. >> bait and switch strikes me as the best way to describe the biden administration at least so far. >> reporter: bipartisanship working together, republicans say the president promised but failed to deliver. tracie potts, nbc news. >> you can watch the president's speech tonight on nbc bay area, our coverage will begin at 6:00. a follow-up this morning in the north bay, it's back to square one for people in windsor, trying to oust their embattled mayor. at least six women accused dominic foppoli of sexual assault, accusations he denies. he has no plans to step down. this week, organizers filed the paperwork to launch a recall but campaign leaders now say they made errors when filing that paperwork failing to accurately name his position. that means they have to refile, but that setback will likely only be a minor one. san francisco voters will likely have more to weigh on
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their ballot when it comes to this year's special election to recall governor newsom. the date before that election not clear. city leaders are planning to possibly add races for city attorney and assessor. long time city attorney janice herrera announced plans to move into the public utilities commission but the confirmation process will take some time. now to the pandemic. for months we've been talking about injections. now the covid treatment is coming in the form of a pill. pfizer says its new drug could be available by the end of this year. it could dramatically change the landscape of how we battle this virus. "today in the bay's" terry mcsweeney explains. >> reporter: pfizer's experimental oral drug to treat covid-19 at the first sign of illness is now being tested on healthy humans. the company's ceo making this bold prediction when it will be available to the public. >> if all goes well and we implement the same speed we did so far and we are and if
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regulators do the same, and they are, i hope by the end of the year. >> reporter: it would be the second anti viral therapy for covid-19 joining remdesivir, given intravenously with symptoms. the new drug would be in a pill. >> someone comes in with covid, hadn't gotten vaccinated and don't feel well, this would be given as an oral agent, keep them out of the hospital and it would prevent hopefully getting sick with covid. >> reporter: this new drug is in a class of medicines called protease inhibitors which stop the virus from getting a protein it needs to replicate. dr. gandhi has seen what thisser this i can can do with hiv. >> anti virals for hiv targeted against these same proteins, revolutionized hiv. it turned it from something that had high morbidity and mortality to a completely manageable infection. >> reporter: the people we spoke to are in awe of the science and
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open to this potential new treatment. >> if it prevents you from getting covid at all, compared to lying in the hospital, be on a ventilator, this is nothing, yes. i'll be totally open to it. no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: dr. gandhi reminds us the new treatment is only in the initial trials and far better than treatment is prevention, which is why she advises all of us to get the vaccine. in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, "nbc bay area news." another northern california county is moving to the less restrictive yellow tier. mendocino county just above sonoma being in the yellow tier means that bars that don't serve food with open at 25% capacity. indoor gyms, wineries, tasting rooms can open at 50% capacity, and outdoor live events are allowed at 67% capacity. marin in san francisco counties are likely to move into the yellow tier next week if they keep their case rates below 2 per 100,000 people and positivity rates below 2%.
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a live look in san diego, where businesses bouncing back as the pandemic tapers off. it's not just from locals. merchants say visitors are starting to return in popular tourist areas adding to the boom. >> reporter: i do believe people are feeling a lot more relaxed, inside and outside, wherever they're going and making people happy and they want to come out and see color again and beauty. >> of course the reasons for the rebound are two-fold, with more people becoming fully vaccinated, cases are also down significantly from some of the peak numbers that we saw in san diego. starting today, small businesses across california can start applying for the final round of stimulus relief from the state. those qualifying businesses can receive between $5,000 and $25,000 in grants, part of $2 billion in new state money available. the businesses better act
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quickly. the deadline to apply is tuesday, may 4th. small businesses and nonprofits wait listed from previous rounds are now under organization. >> they've been anticipating that money. 4:38 and with fire season nearing, the world's largest fire fighting plane might not be used to stop the flames. next here on "today in the bay," we'll talk about the new role it might soon play in the fight against covid. plus still lagging. the slump in sales starbucks says some of its stores are dealing with due to the pandemic, and the new options the company is offering you when it comes to placing that order. we'll be right back.
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happy wednesday. it is 4:41. let's get you set in the tri-valley with a little peek outside in dublin. we're already seeing a lot of people out on the roads on 580 and it's a cool start, with temperatures in the mid-40s. it's going to be a warmer day, take a look at this trend, going into the low 70s by around lunch time. we'll talk about what's ahead in our forecast for all of our microclimates coming up in a few minutes. and through that area, kari, 580 moves smoothly but a little slowing in the altamont pass. once you get out here, fine and through the north bay i saw a crew clear from the golden gate bridge southbound, here with the headlights through the curves at terra linda, the drive between san rafael and the bay bridge no problem.
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let's check out how things are with dom. >> good morning. i am dominic chu here at cnbc global head quarters. wall street is set for a mostly lower open this morning, stocks ending flat yesterday ahead of several big earnings reports from the likes of microsoft and google's parent company, alphabet. the dow reversing a more than 100-point loss to close higher, boosted by strong data on consumer confidence, which showed the highest reading since before the virus pandemic. in focus for traders and investors today, the federal reserve wraps up a two-day policy meeting this afternoon. the fed is not expected to take any action on rates but may defend their policy to let inflation run hot. we also get earnings from boeing, ford, facebook and apple as well. starbucks says u.s. sales recovered from the pandemic. sales at downtown city locations are lagging those in the suburbs as many people have yet to return to the office. starbucks expects larger order
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sizes to eventually drop off but the number of transactions to grow. the chain has been pushing mobile ordering and is increasing its to go options. and facebook and instagram are working on tools to help creators make more money. these include online shops so creators can sell items directly on the platform and get a cut of those sales of products they promote. social media companies are trying to spur the creation of more content to keep users engaged on their sites. twitter has also been testing new tools, including a super follow feature, giving people access to exclusive content for a fee, so social media trying to monetize all of us, that is your cnbc morning business report. marcus and laura, i don't know how much you guys buy online but i have been influenced a lot by those ads i see on places like instagram and facebook and twitter. >> yes, no kidding. one day if we want to buy dominic chu's tie, just there you go, you have it. >> merry christmas. >> and i get a cut.
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give me a cut. >> okay, gotcha. >> thanks, dom. dealing, dominic giveaway listen up, chipotle tomorrow will give out 250,000 codes, so front line workers can get those free burritos. you have to sign up at giving.chipotle.com/healthcare heroes and verify your eligibility. i'll tweet that out. signups start at 10:a.m. and the code is valid until may 31st. you tweet t i'll retweet it. there you go. it's quarter to 5:00. this morning parts of the world are still dealing with the covid-19 vaccine shortage. still ahead on "today in the bay," the simple steps you can actually take on social media to help out. we'll talk about it. you're watching "today in the bay."
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starting out and as we take a look at where we are right now, we're about ten degrees warmer in napa so we look at some mostly upper 40s but we're already seeing some low 50s right now in oakland. as we go through this forecast, a lot of changes ahead. let's first start in the south bay, as we reach up to 80 in san jose. morgan hill will be a little bit warmer, reaching 83 degrees. for the east bay, we'll see some mid 80s in some spots as we head toward antioch. vallejo reaching 79 degrees and 75 today in hayward. going toward the coastline we still have upper 50s in half moon bay and you head over to san mateo and it's going to be 75 degrees, much warmer there and san francisco also feels a slight warmup, too, with mid-60s and the mission district our north bay highs reach up to 81 degrees in napa, and we'll see a high of 83 in clearlake. so with the 80s today, we'll do it all over again tomorrow, but at least it will be comfortable
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for the giants game this evening, first pitch at 6:45 and we're at 61 degrees. it starts to cool off. the cooldown continues into the evening. if you're one of the lucky few, make sure you're wearing something nice and warm as always there at the ball park. but we are going to see still dry weather in our forecast, high pressure not budging as these storm systems pass to the north of here, but at times, when they do get very close by, we'll see our winds picking up and we'll have some of those gusty winds throughout the weekend. as we go through this seven-day forecast, we'll see some low 80s today and tomorrow, then some upper 70s for saturday, sunday and monday. notice that the temperatures only come down a few degrees so it's going to be some warm, spring afternoons headed our way, while san francisco will mostly see some mid-60s and really windy there especially for the weekend. mike, you've been watching the roads. anything new popping up? >> kari, i think not really new. overnight you get notifications new for me, is that there are some wires down and so the
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roadway is closed here. highway 35 between bear creek and 17, just local through the area need to know about that and you also know the ways around there, a tougher drive. wires down, don't know when pg&e will take care of those. we're watching that. the freeways move nicely. one spot this squiggly spot on the right side is highway 84, still with the overnight roadwork, no delays reported. should be clear within the next 10 to 15 minutes cutting through niles canyon. use 680 and mission boulevard. contra costa county, the alameda county the longer drives timing them out, no delays vasco road or highway 4, drive toward concord. a massive covid outbreak could be lynched to a church in humboldt county. "sf gate" reports in the past two weeks the county reported more than 230 new cases. health leaders say the church in eureka had safety protocols in place but still some members got covid.
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an investigation is still going on to pinpoint what caused the outbreak. as we move into fire season, the world's largest fire fighting plane might not be used to stop those flames. instead, it will be converted to fight the pandemic. so the company behind supertanker seen in this video here says it doesn't make enough money fighting wildfires in california and that the pandemic has created a greater need for freight aircraft that can deliver those ppes, vaccines, as well as other covid responses. so the global tanker can dump up to 19,000 gallons of water on flames or flame retardant down within six seconds. immunization campaigns are interrupted as health organizations focus on getting the population vaccinated against covid. united nations children's fund or unicef says the pandemic has interrupted the routine campaigns for measles and yellow fever. communities around the world are seeing the disparities without the routine campaigns. you can help, get the campaigns
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back on track. >> for every posting or sharing or referencing social media account, a unicef social media account using #vaccineswork, funders will give $1, up to $5 to promote life-saving vaccine work. >> let's do it. to see the full story check out nbc lx, it's 11-15 over the air, channel 185 on xfinity cable or any time at your leisure on lx.com. 4:53, the return of caps and gowns is near. next on "today in the bay," the high school tradition that's coming back to the bay area, and how your student will get to take part. but first, happening now, seniors and those with disabilities can get a free ride to get their vaccines in santa clara county. the county along with vta are providing the service. the driver will pick up the resident and caregiver from their home, take them to their appointment and wait there and give them a ride home.
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santa clara also offers free bus and light rail rides to other residents that need to get their vaccine appointments or get to those appointments. we'll be right back. 4:5. 3
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resolution. >> it said we'd like to save some aspects of fun for the class of 2021, one of which was actually going through the process of graduation. >> we are making the stadium available -- >> mayor breed announced 4,000 public high school students will have an in-person outdoor graduation ceremony for three days in june, cesar stadium and the school of the arts will host 22 schools. >> we're going to bring schools in. they're going to have their graduation. their families are going to leave. we are going to clean and sanitize and you know, get ready for the next show. >> reporter: graduates will be seated on the fields, socially distanced. they can have four guests seated in the stands, watching them get their diploma. with san francisco wins and low case rates dr. peter chin-hong says it sounds safe as long as people remain cautious. >> you want to hug individually, maybe your family pod and you know, one or two other friends.
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these kids,er this eligible for vaccinations. >> grateful to have an in-person graduation and not have to do it online to be honest. >> reporter: graduates are looking forward to taking the field. >> high school's a lot of work. you put a lot of effort into it so getting a chance to actually graduate with your friends and you know, being able to see each other is a great feeling. >> this is a time to celebrate us. that's graduation. congratulating us. >> reporter: city leaders are still raising funds for stages and big screens for the celebrations. jean elle, "today in the bay."
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now at 5:00 on the eve of his first 100 days a big test for president biden as he prepares to address congress. our team is live on capitol hill digging deeper into what he's expected to cover on key issues including the pandemic and gun control. right here, he asked me mommy, mommy, mommy, my papi passed away. my papi died? how can i say died? somebody killed him. >> now calls for justice after the death of an east bay man in police custody. the new body camera footage and why his family is saying it didn't have ty. asking you conserve. more bay area water districts take new action as drought conditions worsen. "today in the bay" continues now. it's wednesday morning, thanks so much for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm

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