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struggling to come back from the pandemic, and they may soon get more financial help to do that. mayor libby schaaf yesterday announced a new $13 million grant program to help businesses stay afloat. >> we all know that small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. and that they have been uniquely harmed by the covid-19 pandemic. >> the city is partnering with wells fargo and a nonprofit to award that money. small businesses have until tuesday to apply for some of the nearly $2 billion in state relief grants. right now at 6:00 -- >> now at 100 days i can report to the nation america is on the move again. >> president biden looking forward not backwards as he approaches his first 100 days in office. what's on his agenda today after pushing bold proposals in front
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of an entire nation. >> plus, san francisco school leaders consider adding a new position to their payroll all in the name of keeping kids safe in the classroom. and breaking news just moments ago the u.s. drought monitor released its weekly update for the state. kari is dissecting that data now as she says it is not good. we'll show you how bad this drought is getting across the bay area. the third hour of "today in the bay" continues right now. and it is good to be with you this thursday morning. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. today marks president joe biden's first 100 days in office. the president is hitting the road today to sell the public on the american families plan. he introduced that last night during his joint address to congress. >> we have team coverage as the president marks this milestone in his presidency. coming up in our next half hour scott mcgrew will take a look at biden's first 100 days in the oval office. but first we begin with "today in the bay's" tracie potts in
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washington examining last night's speech including the response from republicans, a lot of big promises for families, tracie. >> reporter: in the speech last night, chris and marcus, that big promise of the american families plan to deal with child care and education and time off work for families. president biden said it's an investment in america, in our families. republicans say it's expensive. >> i can report to the nation america is on the move again. >> reporter: counting his pandemic response and covid relief, president biden is pitching a complement to his jobs plan, the american families plan. including free preschool and community college, low cost or free child care for lower income families, extending child tax credits, paid family leave, all
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paid for by higher taxes on those who earn $400,000 or more. >> it's time for corporate america and the wealthiest 1% of americans to just begin to pay their fair share. just their fair share. >> the biggest job killing tax hikes in a generation. >> reporter: in the republican response senator tim scott called the president's plan an expensive government overreach. >> washington, even more in the middle of your life from the cradle to college. >> reporter: the president urged congress to pass the george floyd justice in policing act next month by the first anniversary of floyd's murder. >> we've all see the knee of injustice on the neck of black americans. now is our opportunity to make some real progress. >> three months in, the actions of the president and his party are pulling us further and further apart. >> reporter: president biden asked republicans to join democrats in passing new gun laws. he talked about russia, china,
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ending the war in afghanistan and climate change. but his focus in atlanta today, the families plan, getting it through congress by this summer. and the white house says they realize lawmakers may pick it apart and that republicans may have some ideas on paying for it besides taxing the wealthy. the white house saying that the president is willing to listen. kris and marcus? >> thank you so much, tracie. more analysis coming up this morning on the "today" show. craig melvin looks closer not only at president biden's push for change but how he's done over the first 100 days. that will happen right after "today in the bay." san francisco schools now looking outside the box in an effort to bring their students back full time into the classroom. the district now bringing in a consultant. "today in the bay's" cierra johnson is live with a look at that and how californians feel
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about governor newsom's overall push to reopen schools. >> reporter: we'll get to that new survey about governor newsom in just a moment but, yes, as you mentioned a possibility a consultant could be brought in. this district has been slower than most to get those students back in school. they are looking at reopening schools in august. the idea of a consultant previously discussed last june and came with a $90,000 price tag but was struck down by board members. the superintendent floating this idea. no word on what the district is willing to pay or where the funds would come from. as school district works to streamlineing, this survey was done by the
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nonpartisan public policy institute of california and they found 59% of likely voters approved of the way newsom is handling reopening while 40% disapprove. they did reach a deal for $2 billion for in-person return to classrooms. many bay area districts did meet the deadline making them eligible for the funds. although many protests were held about the rate of how fast california was reopening, and leading to the recall of governor gavin newsom, this survey done by the institute is showing at least 60% approve of how he reopened schools. we will follow that search for the consultant with this district. we're live in san francisco,
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cierra johnson for "today in the bay." this morning a look at just how much brighter the covid outlook is. the state averaging 33 per 100,000 people. florida has more than double california's rate while illinois and new york are four times as high. positivity rates here are the lowest of any state. it's down. it's right now under 1% and down from 13 percentage points. a new call for help from california hospitals still battling covid. more are trying to stay afloat financially. the hospitals association says hospitals lost more than $8 billion last year. and they also lost funding during the pandemic as well. one health care ceo says this year's losses are expected to be big. >> we still have having to have additional staff to care for
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those patients and having to pay for significant amounts of personal protective equipment to care for that patient population. >> also adding to the loss of revenue is the fact so many people have been opting out of elective surgeries. more than 200,000 people have died in india including another 3,300 just yesterday. salesforce is sending some help. ceo marc benioff says they loaded a plane with medical supplies to be sent next week. people with family there, of course you can imagine, are really worried including a san francisco restaurant worker. >> if you talk, any of the indian families or indian friends, all want to see them -- we all want to help them. it's a really hard time. >> a military cargo plane left travis air force base loaded with supplies including oxygen tanks, masks and rapid covid
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tests. take a look at this right here in southern california. a dramatic early reminder ahead. all evacuation orders have now been lifted. this is after that fire grew to more than 600 acres north of los angeles. that was the santa clarita valley. all those homes saved from the fire and as of last night that fire was 25% contained. firefighters are still not sure what sparked a grass fire in concord. it started near willow pass and it burned less than ten acres. we know that we have new drought monitoring data this morning. it's not good news. we are following breaking news. updated data on the state's drought was just released. we want to turn to meteorologist kari hall. you've been following this very closely. it doesn't look like it's good,
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kari. not at all. i want to take you back to the beginning of our water year, october 2020. we were seeing some drought conditions, but southern california was not in a drought and we've seen that progressively get worse with the lack of rain we've had this year. now 97% of california is in a drought and 5% in an exceptional drought which is the worst category. the new update this morning now includes all of the bay area. all of the red shading showing it is approaching the worst category we could have here due to the very dry vegetation and all the storms missing us to the north and including san jose. it's definitely time to think about conserving water or reservoirs. and we are still in what we
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consider our rainy month. we haven't seen any rain in at least a month in a lot of these places. so it is looking pretty bad, dire conditions here as we see our vegetation droig out and we haven't even made it into the dry summer months. we'll continue to follow this and our rainfall deficits. we head over to you, mike, we have to be careful driving. cars flicking cigarettes out of the side of the road. >> even pulling over into the brush is an issue because a hot tailpipe can ignite the brush. do be careful. right now we have this continuing for east 14th street off northbound 238. you cannot get off there. head down to hisperian. ongoing police activity, a crash there has the on and off ramp
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affected jamming you up out of castro valley. that's unusual slowing. the usual slowing has started to clear up. we have the backup starting at the bay bridge toll plaza. nothing dramatic. back to you. the fed chairman use as magic word we haven't heard since 2005. i'll tell what you it is coming up. out to the futures more good nick data about gdp. the economic numbers are good and the stock market hovering around those all-time highs. >> as more of us return to the office, is where you sit impacting your performance. the hot spots that researchers call the best seat in the house. one hint it has nothing to do with where your boss is sitting. what's happening here at los gatos hospital? we have been looking into a number of student sexual
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misconduct investigations this past year. more and more stories across social media highlighting what some call one of the greatest challenges facing schools. we investigate why the school says when it comes to discipline many are out their hands.
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lorenzo. the crash blocks the on and off ramps at east 14th, around 185 there. the bay bridge toll plaza, your expected backup is in the middle lanes and now forcing all traffic off either side. still the 880 over crossing is just fine. good morning, very happy thursday to you as well. every single bit of data we are getting showing we as a nation are doing incredibly well economically. housing market is red-hot. we're adding nearly a million jobs a month and now the latest gdp numbers show strong growth surging ahead 1.6% in the first quarter. we will grow at a record 6% plus over that year. what they call the annualized growth. apple and facebook, the latest
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to report profits, and they were even better than we expected, again, record numbers. apple did say it is facing a supply of chips is low but states are strong and it will buy back stock to make the stock that much more valuable. wall street is gunning to go. some participates of the stock market so strong jay powell warning about froth. froth is a fed word that means don't get ahead of yourself and they don't use the word casually. the last time we heard it, in fact, alan greenspan was talking. it was june 9, 2005. and he was talking about the housing market at the time. this was a few years before 2009 and the housing clams. jay powell using the word froth, you would expect him to do something about it but he said interest rates will stay low for now. amazon taking the defense
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department to court saying it was unfairly excluded from a contract to modernize the military's computers because the president at the time, donald trump, didn't like jeff bezos. the defense department said the decision did not involve the president. and i had something i was going to save until tomorrow. i was going to talk about because it involves elon musk and "saturday night live" and i thought it would be logical to wait until the start of the weekend. elon musk beat me to it. i suspected he might use the show to promote something called dogecoin. he's a big supporter or appears to be. it's hard to tell if he's joking or not. he tweeted about it upstaging my prediction. the dogefather, he writes, saturday fight live, may 8. as you know it's sort of like bitcoin but it started as a joke. it was a parody of bitcoin, but people are taking it seriously for reasons beyond me and
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investing money in it. the more who invest, the more valuable it becomes. musk could not wait to talk about it. i still think he'll use "saturday night live" as a platform to promote doge coin. you have to make your own investing decisions but keep in mind this is a parody currency. you do you with your money. >> yeah, i'm not going to do that. i will dodge the dogecoin. thank you, scott. good. 6:19. las vegas making a comeback for all-time visitor lows. the nevada gaming board said the casino statewide took in more than $1 billion in winnings last month. that's the first time since february of 2020. the newman of tourist is climbing with more than 2 million visitors last month. trending this morning, are
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you back to the office just yet? chris and i are right now. if you are or are not or will be returning soon, it turns out where you are seated actually matters. >> we might swap our cubicles now that no one is here. people are more distracted in an open layout like the one behind me. oh, no. it turns out having a desk over lots of co-workers makes it hard to concentrate. marcus, we're both out in the middle. >> when you were saying that, well, you're describing our work environment. >> no windows, no back to the wall. >> it's been nice to catch up with colleagues back in the day. now it's a ghost town. i can't wait until we get back to normal. >> good to have you in here with me this morning.
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>> nice to see you. >> people have windows in cars. no backs against the wall. >> that is true, but maybe you can pump up that lumbar support because you might be in that traffic a little longer. unexpectedly slow for those who haven't been watching out of castro valley. west 580 jammed up because of the off ramp which is closed. there's a crash and police activity on surface streets. you'll have to pass this and you go over to hisperian. that's the unusual slowing. santa clara county, moving slowly. the build just happened here at the bay bridge toll plaza. we know about the backup. over to you. yeah, i love that view of
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the sun rise, mike. how important it is for the bay area and seeing us move up to extreme drought, of course you're thinking, so we're in a drought. what does that mean to me? we could see trees getting stressed and really bad wildfire season with vegetation dried out this is more expensive for farmers to irrigate water to their crops and that could mean that our food prices could be going up. here and in the bay area if these rainfall deficits continue to grow each day. now we're in april we usually start to see our rainfall taper off. we're seeing the deficits grow. each day we get all clear sunshine. we're seeing that right now and temperatures have been quite warm. we made it into the mid-80s for some of our inland spots like morgan hill, livermore, antioch and up to ukiah. we'll see the same thing again
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today with some warm temperatures and high pressure keeping the storm track to the north. we're in a la nina which may have an influence on how dry it's been. as they move through they'll kick up the winds for the weekend. we'll see our temperatures coming down a few degrees but still those gusty winds and no rain in the forecast. highs in the low 80s. san francisco in the 60s for highs. no changes there. as we turn to our climate in crisis, vianey arana with this morning's climate hacks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kari. today we'll talk about fabric softener sheets. those little sheets you throw in the dryer along with your clothes. they are common single use items made out of polyester which increases our carbon footprint. a good hack would be to try switching it out for wool or vegan laundry balls instead. not only do they last a long
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time but it's also said to reduce your costs. those produce bags you find in the fruit and veggie bags, among the top five things found in beach cleanups. the majority of plastic produce bags can't be recycled because of how flimsy they are. they jam up the machines. they have some of those produce bags at most stores right next to the plastic bags. if you want you can even open it right there on the spot in the store and then just have them scan the top layer part at the register. i've done that before and they're perfectly fine with it. for more info on that follow me and check out nbcbayarea.com/climatehacks. back to you. >> thank you, vianey. game on for some people. a big win for high school sports
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but not so much here in the bay area. why student/athletes are getting shut out here during the next stage of reopening. you're watching "today in the bay."
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baseball, softball and soccer. most bay area schools will be shut out of this because in northern california only the oakland and central coast sections agreed to take part. coming up next, more life for slicing covid vaccines and storing the vital shots.
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right now at 6:30, new perspective in the death of mario gonzalez. the case drawing national attention. the attorney for the officers now on leaving is speaking out about the deadly encounter, why she believes that video does not tell the entire story. >> and the hesitancy among vaccine holdsouts when it comes to getting their shots. what it could mean for controlling future outbreaks. thanks for being with us on this thursday morning. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. the officer for the three officers involved in the death of a 26-year-old man is asking people to not rush to judgment. >> bob redell is live outside police headquarters in alameda. what is he saying this morning, bob? >> reporter: good morning to you, kris and mark. the attorney says her clients were trying to keep mario
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gonzalez safe and they are devastated and heartbroken by his death. the body camera is difficult to watch. one of the officers is a veteran, started working in 2010. the other officers in 2018. two mondays ago around 10:45 in the morning the three officers responded to two 911 calls. one neighbor reporting gonzalez was standing too close to his home. another caller reported gonzalez was loitering and accused him of stealing alcohol from a nearby store. as you can see there was a struggle to get gonzalez in handcuffs. one officer ended up with a knee on his back. gonzalez, who is 26 years old, eventually lost consciousness and died later at the hospital. police say he had a medical emergency. gonzalez's family compares this to the george floyd case and wants the officers fired and charged in gonzalez's death. here is the attorney for the
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officers. >> it is far more complex and far different from the george floyd situation. these officers were highly attentive to the issue of positional asphyxiation. >> actually the police were very calm in talking to him, but what the police did was escalate the situation by using force. >> reporter: that was former independent police auditor ladoris cordell. she believes the officers should have seen gonzalez as an individual who needed help not seen him as a criminal who needed to be arrested. all three officers are on paid administrative leave. they have hired an outside attorney to conduct the investigation and asked the alameda county sheriff's office to conduct its own investigation. the d.a.'s office will do the same which is standard procedure in a case like this. reporting live here in alameda, bob redell, "today in the bay." 6:33 and to the vaccine rollout. moderna's covid vaccine currently allowed to be stored in refrigerators for up 30 days.
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the company says it can remain viable and effective up to three months in those refrigerated temperatures. the company argues that if federal regulators agree to allow that, it could boost distribution to less accessible places. johnson & johnson's vaccine has a similar refridge life. pfizer just five days. contra costa county is among those once again offering johnson & johnson's vaccine. some people are opting not to get it. >> bay area counties put that vaccine on pause due to a rare side effect caused by blood clots. last friday regulators called it safe to use. miguel almaguer has more. >> reporter: our nation is still averaging 55,000 new covid cases every day, according to the cdc. that's on par with the summer surge and now a big concern is the possible plateauing of vaccinations. according to "the new york
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times" over the last two weeks, vaccinations have dropped around 20%. coming up on the "today" show an explanation for why the numbers may be slumping. it was expected but was it expected to be this bad? we'll have answers coming up. i hope you can join us. >> thank you, miguel. a closer lock at how the shoots are being distributed. every day 2.7 million americans are getting the vaccine. now in 34 states, including the district, d.c., more than half of adults have gotten the shot. take a closer look, the states with the highest number compared to its population maine, massachusetts, new hampshire, vermont, connecticut, the new england area. here in california more than 29 million doses have been administered. >> san mateo police will hold a public awareness and enforcement session on safe practices while driving, walking and cycling as part of city's safe streets program.
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you can see where pedestrian crashes have happened. it's at the starbucks on east 4th avenue. >> and as san mateo officers step up patrols it may be for good reason. the city is among the top ten most dangerous in the u.s. for pedestrians. this is according to insurance company that calculates the data on driver insurance applications and in case you were wondering about this, the most dangerous place for pedestrians staten island in new york. a look at san jose this morning where we have enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise. a key hurdle also cleared in google's massive downtown west development. city planners unanimously approved the project following a public call-in period this will cover 80 acres and promises several thousand new housing
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units. san jose councilmembers are expected to cast their final vote. >> time to get a look at the weekend as we head into the weekend. meteorologist kari hall is tracking that for us. it looks like another beautiful sunrise behind you. >> yes, and, you know what, this is friday eve. have you already made plans for the weekend? let's talk about some places where you may be headed. how about sonoma valley. a beautiful shot, not a live camera. maybe what you'll see as the temperatures go from 50 degrees in the morning to 77 degrees tomorrow afternoon. now it's going to be windy at times but at least it will be comfortable. i think a beautiful dress would be great as we reach into the low 80s on sunday. let's check out our forecast. we have temperatures here tomorrow reaching the low 70s. there's still snow up on top of
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the mountain. it will be melting fast. if your weekend plans take you to the beach santa cruz will be so comfortable. the warmest temperatures reaching 74 degrees. we'll see a high of 66 degrees. that's still pretty nice. saturday and sunday just perfect. 70 degrees. watch a beautiful sunset there. l.a. is going to be warm tomorrow with upper 80s in the forecast. the rest of the weekend will be a lot nicer reaching near 70 degrees for saturday and sunday. now just getting out the door. how is it looking for the commute, mike? kari, we're looking okay but still have a couple of issues, actually two for alameda county. anywhere south of the san mateo bridge looks all right speedwise. we may have an issue with a disabled vehicle. getting over to the bridge is a
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problem right now. we have the on and off ramp at east 14th. blocked by police activity after a crash overnight. we're looking at a slow drive out of castro valley into san lorenzo. you can loop back there. south 80 down to the san mateo bridge is jammed up because of a crash in lanes at 29th. tracking that progress, the rest of your bay looks fine. more slowing through concord. a look at the breakdown now for these three routes. back to you. >> thanks, mike. 6:39. up next, time is ticking for you to get lower premiums in your covered california health insurance but you need to qualify. why you need to act quickly to crash in on the savings. president biden celebrating his 100th day in office.e you o board. got good news on gdp and g
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right now on this this thursday morning, a lot of people ready to head out the door for morning exercise. it's going to be a cool start in brentwood. temperatures at 53 degrees fmt you're planning later in the morning, 7:00. lunch outside today. we'll talk about the slightly cooler weekend and that drought
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update coming up in a few minutes. and getting away from the bay bridge jammed up around 29th just south of downtown there because of a crash in lanes. we saw that jamup coming through castro valley because of that issue off north 238 and at the bay bridge toll plaza, of course the backup that's really build up over the last few minutes. now those middle lanes are suddenly starting to move, the incline at least a little bit. >> president biden looking forward, not backwards during the first address to a joint session of congress. the president addressed his covid accomplishments and pushed congress to pass police reform along with his new $2 trillion families plan. it includes free preschool and two years of free community college. meantime president biden is celebrating his 100th day in office today. >> scott mcgrew, he will travel down to georgia, one of the states that surprisingly helped
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him become president. >> such a stunner out of georgia, turning blue not just for the presidency but for two senators as well. the president will once again hold a drive-in rally. we have video of such a rally back when he was running for president. he and the first lady will travel to plains, georgia, to visit president carter who was not able to attend the inauguration. this 100-day mark is one of those benchmarks that means nothing and everything at the same time. we have been measuring a president's progress in the first 100 days since roosevelt. today is joe biden's turn. >> the constitution of the united states, so help you god. >> so help me god. >> it's been a long road to the presidency for joseph biden. his first campaign was more than 30 years ago. for 81 million americans, though, 2020 was the year joe biden was the right choice.
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>> my message to the american people is this. help is here. opportunity is coming. and at long last there's hope, for so many families. >> his message has been consistent, one of compassion and calm at a time america seemed to most need it. the compassion causing perhaps his biggest crisis. of the first 100 days. refugees flooding the border believing president biden would take care of them. >> the idea i'm going to say, which i would never do, an unaccompanied child ends up at the border we're going to let him starve to death and stay on the other side. >> his biggest victories the mostly successful rollout of vaccines and the passage of a massive stimulus bill that included so much money and so much help economists say it will slash the number of americans living in poverty. there are challenges ahead ending america's forever war,
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something two presidents before him tried to do. >> i concluded it is time to end america's longest war. it's time for american troops to come home. >> will have been silly controversies like major the dog. >> i love dogs but this dog needs a bath and a comb and all kinds of love and care. i've never seen a dog in the white house like this. >> and there's been some good fortune and good timing as well. the pandemic closer to its end, an economy eager to come roaring back, and the silencing of his biggest critic muted by social media. >> it's hard to believe we don't spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about president trump here, former president trump, to be very clear. >> now the next major benchmark, as we turned past 100 days is to measure what the president can get accomplished while he still has a majority in the house and effectively a tie in the senate.
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the midterm elections tend to work against the president's party no matter who is in office. it's worth mentioning it's the first 100 days for our first woman vice president harris. we're not going to keep score of the same kind of scorecard but it's an important moment in american history. there's been one other californian who became vice president of the united states? do you know who it is? you can contact me on twitter. no fair googling. >> thanks, scott. a deadline you need to pay attention to, health leaders are telling bay area residents to sign up for state health insurance coverage by friday to get better prices. 450,000 people across the bay area including more than 100,000 uninsured are eligible for lower health care premiums. the savings come through federal
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tax credits. the state says you could be saving an average of $180 a month. >> that's a lot of money. i put that link up on my facebook and twitter pages. you can find it there. more details this mor water pare for summer. the state released its new reopening guidelines and what you need to know before you take your kids. capacity will be limited, of course, masks required indoors and outdoors unless you are on a ride or eating or drinking. and you have to keep your social distance even while you are in the water, but nice to have one more option. >> make sure you enjoy it to go. a fateful day ahead for the 49er faithful. a live look at levi's stadium and the beautiful sunrise. maybe that's a sign. a lot believe today will shape the direction of the team for years to come. the niners have traded up for a third overall pick and with potentially five top split
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quarterbacks on the board it is all but certain the team will select one of them. the question is now who? it will likely be trey lance from north dakota state, mac jones from alabama, or justin fields from ohio state. >> and it also makes sense that jimmy g might not be wearing the red and gold much longer. trade rumors have been swirling for weeks and the talk has the patriots picking him up, trying to bring him back in the fold but with a sticking point of garoppolo's pricey contract, who know wls that will happen. most insiders believe by the end of the weekend we will be saying good-bye to jimmy g. well, laura might be off today but in her absence we wanted to pass along her proud mom moment of the day. >> today is the triplets' 12th birthday and today she thought what was a better way to wish them so much love. take a look. >> i'm laura garcia and my triplets have today's top story. >> we're turning 12 today.
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>> nice to hear from the bay area with triplets. >> mama we bow, we bow. you're amazing. >> happy birthday from uncle marcus. your mom pulled some strings and now the entire nation at 8:00 this morning will be able to wish you a happy birthday on the "today" show. our viewers have joined laura for this journey from pregnancy up until this moment. 12 years. a special bond her family shares with all of the bay area. whenever we go out, people ask about laura and the triplets. >> for real, triplets? for real, triplets. >> and it's been a joy to watch them grow up. >> and next year she'll have three teenagers at the same time. >> oh. >> she may have to take a sabbatical. >> too fast. >> i bet she's trying not to think about that part, although 13 hasn't been too bad in our house. let's check in with meteorologist kari hall.
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we've known that drought monitor information would not be good l conditions today. at least temperatures haven't been too warm. another warm day except for san francisco where can you catch the cool breeze. heading out to the park we'll start out with mid-50s this morning and then will reach into the low 60s. there will be some spots in san francisco reaching the 70s. let's head to the south bay as we reach up to 85 degrees in morgan hill. cupertino a high of 80. the east bay, check out antioch, 86 degrees. danville, 83 and oakland today reaching 72. over to the coast the low clouds and fog. then you head over to redwood city. away from the fog and san francisco once again a wide
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range in temperatures as we reach into the 50s in spots and 70s in other spots. as we check out the north bay, temperatures will reaching into the low 80s nap we have high pressure, still dry weather. no changes there. the storms have been rolling to the north across the pacific northwest. we've been missing out on all of that rain and that's the reason drought conditions have gotten worse and la nina playing a big factor as well. we may see a shift. it's going to be a while before that happens. so right now we do have to deal with the drought. so as we go through the seven-day forecast temperatures still very warm, but we'll be coming down a few degrees for the weekend. take a look at our inland valleys. then some 70s for the weekend but it's going to be windy and our sunshine continues. mike, how is it looking for the
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morning commute? >> kari, we'll take a live look at the san mateo bridge westbound, over on the right. much smoother than my words were. it slowed a bit. now a disabled vehicle over off the service lane is a distract. no problem on the metropolitan. you see the slowing at the toll plaza. atypical slowing. a lot of slowing through castro valley. the off ramp closed at 14th after a crash and an investigation continues over there. there's not a good alternate. southbound 880 jammed up. a crash remains in lanes there. the build is for concord, really kicking over the last 20 minutes.
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and the bay bridge area but no big surprises over there. an easy drive down the east shore freeway. happening now, the big apple announcing a reopening. bill de blasio said plans are to fully reopen the city july 1st. that means stores, be restaurants, even broadway. here in california governor newsom says the golden state will reopen on june 15th. >> i guess we're going to visit aunt jen. a quick look at our top stories. san francisco's school reopening agenda could include a critical new addition. the new hire to better ensure your child is safe in their classroom. you're watching "today in the bay."
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welcome back. a quick look at the top stories including san francisco schools seeking some advice on safety bringing those kids back to the classroom. >> "today in the bay's" cierra johnson is live with details on a new hire, possibly. >> reporter: yes, good morning, kris and marcus. this school district was later than others to get the students back in class. and now they're thinking about reaching to the outside of the district for a little help in getting kids in the classroom by august. now "the chronicle" is reporting that the district is seeking a consultant to help guide them in the process of reopening schools in august. the idea was previously discussed last june and came
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with a $90,000 price tag. but was struck down by board members. no word right now how much the district is willing to pay for this position or where that money is coming from, but they are seeking that position to get those students back in the classroom for next school year. we're live in san francisco. cierra johnson for "today in the bay." back to you. >> thanks, cierra. and developing right now in san jose authorities have still not identified the person killed last night in that deadly hit-and-run. the victim walking at about 8:30 p.m. on monterey highway and curtner avenue. police are not saying if they have any information on the kind of car they're looking for. and in southern california, a dramatic early reminder ahead of the coming fire season. all evacuation orders have been lifted. this was after the fire you see there, grew to more than 600 acres. all those homes were saved and as of last night that fire 25% contained. >> a firefighter still not sure
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what sparked this grass fire last night in concord that started around 6:00 along highway 4 near willow pass bernd less than ten acres and firefighters had it under control in less than two hours. a powerful reminder of what could be coming our way. let's check in with meteorologist kari hall. good morning. yeah, good morning. when we talk about extreme drought conditions for california, fire is not a season. it's year round under these conditions as we've gotten worsening drought conditions now for the bay area with an extreme drought declared for much of the bay area and we have severe drought from the coast down to the south county. we'll continue toupdates all th today as well as more dry weather in our forecast. how is the commute moving, mike? >> from the top westbound slowing. good news for oakland, that crash cleared to the shoulder at 29th. north 238 the off ramp still
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closed as 14th and westbound here at the san mateo bridge slows. a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder. you see the flashing lights. >> all right, that's going to do it for us this morning. >> and we leave you with a live look this morning, a beautiful look here at the bay area. the "today" show up next. good morning unveiling his agenda >> america is on the move again. >> president biden delivers his first address to congress, laying out a bold plan to rebuild the country, with big spending and redefining the role of government. >>t is time to grow the economy from the bottom and middle out. >> senator tim scott with a republican response saying he heard a liberal wish list that is not what the country needs. >> three months in the actions of the president and his party
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