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the franchise. we'll tell you about the new quarterback they just drafted in the past 30 minutes. the news at 6:00 starts right now. thanks for joining us. >> ahead of the curve is what contra costa county has been when it comes to getting doses needed to get people vaccinated. tonight, though, they're running into a new problem, actually convincing enough people to get vaccinated especially in some of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the virus. neighborhood clinics are seeing really low turnout. >> this is something else. you don't know what the outcome might be, the side effects later on you know what i'm saying? they just came up with this too quick. i think. >> dimples witherspoon expresses distrust many in richmond's iron triangle are feeling about the covid-19 vaccines. as dozens of workers sat waiting to vaccinate people at a pop up clinic in the parking lot of st.
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john missionary no idea it was taking place. >> i haven't really heard about it. there's not a lot of news or information about it. i really didn't know. >> tiffany powell says she is just not comfortable getting the vaccine. she is not convinced it's safe. >> i am hesitant because now they're saying a lot of people are getting blood clots and different symptoms and side effects so i am super hesitant. >> the county hopes to dispel the worries and encourage people to stop by. >> we have lots of friendly people to greet you, give you fact sheets, explain everything. we have plenty of time to answer your questions. just come on down. >> the county's equity officer says they are determined to ease fears in communities hit hardest by covid-19 and protect as many
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people as possible from the deadly virus. >> we can't leave anyone out. we have to really support our historically marginalized communities and make sure that they are receiving the same quality service and access to vaccines as everybody else. >> but, clearly, there is much work to be done to convince those who are hesitant to roll up their sleeves. >> for me, it's not affecting my day. >> reporter: things have been so slow here they are actually breaking down early. only 43 people showed up today to get vaccinated. in the iron triangle, jodie hernandez, nbc bay area news. it continues to get easier for anyone to get a covid-19 vaccine. a new mass vaccination site opened today on the peninsula, a drive through site at the san mateo county event center. no appointment is necessary. only shots of moderna are being offered so you have to be at
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least 18 years old to visit the site. and you must live or work in san mateo county. show up with an i.d., drive through for a vaccine, wait 15 minutes before leaving >> i am inspired by the organization of this. it was fun, like driving through a video game almost. with the cones, just so easy. >> it is important to make the vaccine available at a time and location convenient for everyone and removing the need to register in advance is certainly helpful. >> right now the site is just offering first shots. they are not accepting anyone looking for a second shot. they did close for the day today but plan on being open a few days a week moving forward. let's take a look at vaccination rates across the state. these are the percentages of adults fully vaccinated. counties in the darker green like marin and san mateo are people, more people vaccinated. the counties in the lighter green have less people
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vaccinated. the lead, alpine county, 51% over here, of all adults fully vaccinated. the bay area, look how much green we have there, dark green. marin 48%. san mateo 38%. then santa clara goes into the light green. it is a little bit further behind. if we look at southern california, l.a. county is 29%. san diego at 32%. so let's take a look at partially vaccinated numbers. not fully just partially. it means they only got one of the two shots. this shows the percentage of people with that. marin county comes in with the most at 81% of adults have gotten at least one dose. a new milestone tonight for san francisco and san mateo counties because both of those reached 70%. contra costa and alameda a little bit behind, still in the 60s, right?
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in santa clara, now, also in the 66 percentile. that is an improvement. the wait is over. the 49ers selected trey lance from north dakota state with the third pick in the nfl draft. nbc bay area's anthony flores joins us with reaction to the niners' new quarterback. big news today, anthony. >> reporter: it certainly is. you know, football fans in the bay area and really the rest of the nfl, were just waiting on the edge of their seats for the niners to announce their selection. the 49ers moved up from 12 to 3 to make this pick. it is a move that will likely define really make or break the kyle shanahan era with the 49ers. >> with the third pick in the 2021 nfl draft, the san francisco 49ers select trey lance, quarterback, north dakota state. >> so the niners selected trey lance out of north dakota state. you heard the commissioner with the third overall pick.
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they gave up their first-round pick this year, two more first-round picks, and a third-round pick next year to draft lance. he's only started 17 games in his career. covid wiped out all but one game this season. now the 49ers had everyone guessing who they were going to pick. even lance says he didn't know until right before his name was called. >> gist found out two minutes ago. >> you really did? >> yeah. i really did. it means the world. i am super excited, blessed, and thankful for everyone helping me get to this point. i am super excited to get to work and get to know my teammates and get in that locker room. >> by drafting trey lance the thinking now is they will keep jimmy garoppolo around at least for this season but you never know. they still have eight more draft picks remaining in the upcoming draft. we'll just have to wait and see. back to you in the studio. >> we will, anthony. thank you. our friends at nbc sports bay area will talk one-on-one with the new 49ers quarterback.
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watch their draft show at 9:00 tonight. it is a story for the ages. an all american running back and top nfl recruit's dreams will come true tonight and be realized right here in the bay area. we're watching the nfl draft in the east bay. he stopped by the shelter in richmond for a very special reason. the antioch graduate made his mark as a football star at alabama but also made his mark here growing up. he and his family were homeless for a while. an entire family of seven lived here. so today of all days he felt it was important to give back to the people who helped his family in a time of need. >> just me being raised and growing up in the bay area just really seeing how big the homeless rate is out here and just the poverty and then just seeing that we need more helping hands in the community to change that, so it's always been in me to help out i guess really. >> this is the room where he and
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his family lived for a couple of months. he says it was important for him to see it today. harris spent some time with the young people here today providing them food. no matter what happens tonight he says he will continue to give back to the people of richmond. a great story. let's switch topics and talk water or the lack of it. the reservoir levels are getting lower. fire danger is getting higher. each day it appears the bay area and all of california, in fact, is getting deeper into a drought. today valley water says lexington reservoir is barely half full and the south bay is in the midst of what it calls an extreme drought. the good news is people here have already been cutting back on water usage by 20% since the last drought. lack of rain for two straight winters means a lot more needs to be done. >> we're having to go out and buy emergency water from our partners and also having to bring in water from our storage bank in the central valley just to make sure we can meet the demand. >> something homeowners can do
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right now is go ahead and replace your land with a drought tolerant garden. it'll save a lot of water and you qualify for a rebate of $2 per square foot up to $3,000 per household. you've been warning us about this drought and saying it's going to -- really sounding the alarm for months. >> yes, in our continuing climate coverage we've been looking at how dry it has been and really the consequences of all of that is at our door step right now. we have the bone dry conditions outside and it's just going to get worse as we head into our very dry summer months. let's look at the data. the biggest news today is the extreme drought. 52.86% in california is now covered in that very dark red color. a rain season 8 to 21 inches behind, our snow pack only finishing at 59% of normal. la nina had a lot to do with pushing our storm track off to the north. look at the close view.
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you can see over the north bay, east bay pennsylvania and for a lot of the south bay we are in that extreme drought. this means when fires start they will have a higher burn intensity. we're looking at crop damage, trees becoming stressed, and of course, river flow decreases. now, statewide reservoirs are also slipping. we're averaging just 69% of normal. so a dire situation right now and it's just going to get worse. we hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is the reality we live in right now. we'll talk about the hotter weather as we move through the next couple days coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you, jeff. san francisco has done the math and the people who live in the city use more water, pardon me, than almost any other county in the state. i want to say they use less water than any other county in the state. still, the city's public utilities commission is asking for a 10% voluntary cut for irrigation customers and city departments. people there are being asked to continue with their customary
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efficiency to avoid wasting water. san francisans use an average of 42 gallons per day which is half of the state average. firefighters are already on high alert. they are preparing for an earlier fire season. the oakland fire department tweeted out it is moving up the start of its fire season to may 3rd, only a few days away. the department says it is all because of drier conditions and more fires sparking within the last few days. up next joining forces to take on one of the bay area's biggest problems. big city mayor is coming up with a plan amid the growing homeless crisis. >> plus, their job was to hold police accountable, but now they say they can't do that. the reason members of a citizen police advisory board in the south bay have resigned.
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it was supposed to bring the san jose community together but a san jose committee formed to re-examine public safety is divided. today some of the most diverse and important groups involved in the discussion are walking away in anger. here is nbc bay area's robert honda. >> this is a challenge, a joke. >> reporter: it didn't take long for san jose's much touted reimagining safety advisory group to run into some trouble. today at a tense news conference several community leaders say after only three meetings in less than two months nine of the 46 members have resigned with more expected to follow.
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the groups departing include high profile organizations including the local naacp, the round table, d-bug, black leadership kitchen cabinet, and asian law alliance. along with other complaints leaders say the advisory group is trying to downplay the need for police reform. >> when we arrived at this meeting little did we know they had no intention of talking about the transformation of our police department. >> when we went back to our groups following this meeting last week our members told us walk. this does not represent our interests. >> reporter: in fact, many departing members want to form what they call their own blue ribbon commission to address police reform. >> we will have a san jose city commission of community members that will come up with proposals and suggestions with the right to present it to the city council and the mayor. >> for the advisory group, to be effective, and inclusive, the
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families of those lost to police violence need to be centered. >> reporter: the advisory group coordinator says he is reaching out to those who are dissatisfied to try to restructure the group and make it work. but he points out police reform was never intended to be the sole purpose and for the group to be effective there must be tolerance for alternate perspectives. help is on the way to recover from the pandemic. governor newsom was in los angeles county today approving a $6 billion tax break to small businesses that received federal aid. >> so there is no tax consequence in the state of california for small businesses and businesses that experience revenue loss related to this pandemic. >> it allows businesses to write off expenses on state taxes if paid for with loans later
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forgiven but not all businesses qualify, only those who experienced months long financial losses during 2020. that leaves out about 20% of owners who received the loan. well, it is a big request to try and solve an even bigger problem. the mayors of san jose, san francisco, and oakland are part of a group asking for the state for $20 billion over the next five years. the mayors say it is all to create meaningful change when it comes to the state's homeless crisis. >> we stand together to say that need to treat homelessness like the crisis that it is. >> reporter: the mayor was one of more than a dozen big city mayors that came together with a big proposal, give the state's biggest cities $4 billion a year for the next five years and those cities will permanently house the majority of the homeless in their cities. >> we called for flexibility of dollars to prevent homelessness
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to trickle down on successful initiatives such as governor newsom's project, to provide operating dollars necessary, to sustain successful models of emergency transitional permanent housing. >> the group of big city mayors including san jose, san francisco, and oakland say the money could come from the state surplus and be paired with federal funds to buy and create enough housing for more than a hundred thousand people experiencing homelessness. they say the key is that the cities are working together. >> the reality is that not one city can do this alone, not one city can fully address this problem because it is clearly a statewide crisis. >> the state of california has made an amazing impact in our cities in bending the curve to start to address this moral outrage that is homelessness. >> reporter: the oakland mayor explained the five-year commitment is important. >> we're not asking for a new
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program. we all know what the proven strategies are. our issue is scaling them. so this is not a new state program. it is investing in evidence based strategies to prevent and end homelessness. >> reporter: the executive director of the coalition on homelessness sees a real opportunity in the mayors' bold request. >> we really are at this important intersection right now where we could seriously move the dial on homelessness in california if we take the right steps. >> reporter: in san francisco, nbc bay area news. jeff, the sunshine outside looks fabulous today. but it is also a big problem because things are just so dry. >> you got that right. our drought continues to grow. our reservoirs are low. really no rain in sight over the next ten day period as the rain
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season is ending. now, tonight it is gorgeous outside as you just mentioned. i can hear some of my neighbors playing some music, enjoying their pool. you might be doing the same thing over the next hour or two or moving dinner outside. it looks pretty good for that. you could see the thing that really brought us the heat as we start off my graphics here is high pressure. that moved in to bring the warm, dry, descending air and the temperatures in the 80s today. there is going to be a change as we move through tomorrow. this cold front is going to sweep across and that'll most importantly help the cooler temperatures 4 to 8 degrees keeps us dry but fog at the coast line and also some high clouds starting to filter on through. my weather headlines as we roll through tomorrow, showing some fog at the coast upper 40s to low 50s. a cool start. for the day the temperatures drop off. ahead this weekend we'll look at breezy weather right near the coast line. how much chillier? you can see down to san jose over all a mild day. 74 san jose. 79 livermore.
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75 martinez. closer to the bay 60s. half moon bay a cold 58. down to santa cruz still getting in on some of the mild weather at 75. my seven day forecast keeps it dry as we move through the next several days and we're watching out for some wind once we roll into this weekend. coming up at 6:48 we'll continue our climate coverage and take a look again at the drought and also the drought frequency over the past 100 years. the sun is setting right now and, well, the bugs, the mosquitos are coming out, too. i'll be heading back inside and see you all in less than a half hour. the mosquitos are out for sure. >> they can be brutal. get inside. thanks so much. we'll see you later. much more to come in the next 40 minutes. he's seen the earth like the rest of us haven't, he's seen it from space. one astronaut taking his unique perspective to fight climate change. allegations of sexual misconduct made on social media.
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and get up to 17% of msrp cash back on select 2021 models. that's over fifty-four hundred dollars cash back on this equinox. find new roads at your local chevy dealer. to mark 100 days in office president biden is hitting the road to sell his ambitious agenda, taking his vision for big american spending directly to the american people starting with georgia. it is the big plan he laid out late last night before congress, outlining roughly $4 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, create jobs, and invest in education. tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy would pay for it. >> we have to prove democracy still works, our government still works, and we can deliver for our people. >> america heard a lengthy, liberal day dream. >> this obviously won't be easy to do. one potential area for compromise is police reform. george floyd's family and
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attorneys met today with lawmakers from bothes. the president has set a deadline for congress to pass reform in floyd's name by the anniversary of his death next month. well, tomorrow the "today" show will air craig melvin's exclusive interview with president biden. in his first interview after his address to congress and only network sitdown to mark his 100 days in office. the discussion will range from the ongoing situation at the border to the latest on the pandemic. melvin also asked if he was informed of yesterday's raid of the office of rudy guiliani. >> i give you my word i was not. i gave a pledge i would not interfere, order, or try to stop any investigation the justice department has under way. i learned about that last night when the rest of the world learned about it. >> you can see the interview on the "today" show tomorrow morning right after "today in the bay." up next at 6:30 what is happening at los gatos high school? we investigate a wave of sexual misconduct allegations by current and former students.
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then from astronaut to environmentalist, the view aboard the space shuttle that made him rethink how he saw earth.
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right now at 6:30 the me too movement heats up at a south bay high school. >> i was begging for him to stop and he wouldn't. >> tonight we investigate a wave of students' sex assault allegations by former and current students of los gatos
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high school and what school leaders are doing to address the claims. plus, will menthol cigarettes become a thing of the past? the new ban the fda is proposing that could make it harder to get tobacco. earth's temperature is rising but one man is combatting it head on >> i became an instant tree hugger. >> we'll introduce you to the astronaut who became an environmentalist after his trip to space. the news at 6:30 starts right now. thanks for joining us. >> a wave of student sex assault claims has hit los gatos. the high school district is accused of allowing a culture of denial. >> in a two-part investigation we look into the emotionally charged movement that has many split. >> for the majority of my life i was so excited for high school. i was like, this is going to be it. it's going to be like the movies. then i feel like it all got
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ripped away from me. >> reporter: what's happening here at los gatos high school? it's a serious question facing school officials after an outpouring of mostly off campus sexual misconduct stories by current and former students. it started here. >> i was raped. >> reporter: february 8th last year she was a los gatos high school freshman. she says she had been drinking at a house with an upper classman. >> and then one thing led to another and i was begging for him to stop and he wouldn't. and my head was just hitting the wall. >> rep to court documents lozoya reported she had been with the student before but this time didn't consent. she said she stopped going to school, couldn't sleep, and finally broke down and told her mother later that month. >> she just hugged me and told me i would be okay.
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>> reporter: her parents went to police and filed a report with the school district under title #9. the law prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded schools requiring institutions to investigate sexual harassment allegations. was the school ready for this title 9 case? >> the school is not ready. no. >> reporter: los gatos high school district didn't have a title #9 coordinator at the time and hired outside help. she says the person treated her insensitively and she emotionally shut down. the investigator found the district and the accused abuser weren't at fault lozoya's parents say and they also learned there wasn't enough evidence to charge the young man. >> i just remember feeling so broken. >> reporter: that feeling turned to anger and in june lozoya posted her experience on instagram. her post sparked a movement. it started with fellow students forming a group called from survivors for survivors. then they created the me too
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lghs instagram page where dozens of former and current los gatos high school teens shared similar experiences most from the last several years. then there was a rally and even a documentary. >> los gatos high school itself is ranked highly among others in the bay area. stem curriculum and college preparedness. >> people always say i don't know how you shared your story so quickly. i just don't know how people keep it inside for so long. >> reporter: how widespread is this problem is hard to say. tracking student involved sex assaults is challenging. we found many bay area school districts track incidents involving their students but some don't or just started. we couldn't find anyone compiling data from different sources like police and schools. in fact, one district said authorities are under no obligation to notify the school. los gatos high school superintendent mike grove wrote in an e-mail to us off campus crimes are one of the greatest challenges a school or district
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faces. and there are cases where alleged victims don't immediately come forward. >> i didn't think there was any way people would believe me. january, 2015, i was raped by a junior. >> reporter: broomfield said she never felt safe enough to report her attack to the school, and that silence nearly killed her. >> the police were called on me. for -- because of suicide threats. >> reporter: broomfield eventually opened up to her father. they went to the police but no charges were filed. prosecutors cited a lack of evidence. her dad penned this letter. to the father of my daughter's rapist. >> this is the hardest letter i've ever had to write and it will be the hardest letter you will ever have to read. your son raped my daughter. i will forever be indebted to
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mia. >> reporter: we reached out to 15 bay area districts and found k-12 schools respond to reported sexual assaults differently. some say whether the conduct happened on or off campus they have policies to hold abusers accountable. most though including los gatos say if it happened off campus it is out of their hands. they cite the state's education code, which says schools can only discipline students for school related misconduct. under title 9 schools can take some action on off campus incidents if it has an impact at school. for mia, they offered to change her schedule so she wouldn't see her alleged abuser. >> it really does impact you in ways that you wouldn't even imagine. >> reporter: in e-mails superintendent grove said the district has taken action launching an independent inquiry, adding a tip line, and expanding counseling. grove declined to speak with us on camera but released this prerecorded video to parents. >> recently our district was
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approached by an nbc bay area investigative reporter. >> reporter: that is megan farrow their new title #9 coordinator. >> we did not want to be in the position to divulge private information about any of our students. the truth is we take the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment very seriously. >> reporter: but when students found guilty of abuse are allowed back at school, me too lhs organizers say it sends a dangerous message. it's a dark road this school district has gone down in the past. >> well, i really thought things had changed. >> reporter: in 2012 the district's other high school saratoga high lost audrey pott to suicide. sheila pott is her mother. do you think there is a culture of denial at the school district? >> yes. >> reporter: in part two tonight at 11:00 we investigate concerns of missteps in the audrey pott case and why her family believes it may have set the stage for what we are seeing at los gatos
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high. >> that was a tragic case for sure. we'll see can disat 11:00. there is an attempt to try to push out the district attorney nancy o'malley from office. they made the announcement today after meeting with the da to discuss why she is refusing to press charges in the second officer involved in grant's death. she opened the investigation amid ongoing calls from his family to charge the former b.a.r.t. police officer. the family points to the george floyd case in which three other officers were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. she said in a statement while his conduct was unprofessional and aggressive requirements for murder. >> criminal justice in 2021 should have been criminal justice in 2009. >> we have no alternative but to punish those who stand in the way of the people's justice. >> the justice for oscar grant coalition says they are starting
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to prepare a recall petition and will aim to get the necessary 96,000 signatures to trigger that recall. a followup to a story we first brought you last december. a k #9 officer with the bakeville police officer has a job but is no longer a handler. we want to warn you the video is disturbing. video quickly went viral of an officer straddling and punching his k nine partner. the police chief says it was part of a training technique called alpha role. the chief says the officer has been separated from gus the canine with gus returning to the original vendor. the department also says the officer did not lose his job and that training of k-9s in the future will be closely monitored. gus suffered no injuries and is fully healthy. up next, banning menthol cigarettes. the move by the fda and the backlash that followed.
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banning menthol cigarettes
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the fda hoping to remove the flavored cigarettes from store shelves. the cdc says data from 2018 shows that more than one-third of cigarettes sold in the u.s. were menthols. another concern, doctors say most black smokers buy them. >> despite all the headlines focused on covid-19, tobacco related disease remains the leading cause of preventible death in the country. >> flavored cigars would also be banned. the new regulations are expected in the coming year. a possible speed bump to your summer road trip. some stations are actually running out of gasoline. not because there is a gas shortage but there aren't any drivers. it is a driver shortage. last year many were laid off because of the pandemic. experts say 25% of tankers are now sitting idle. celebrating the asian community in the bay area. may is only a few days away but it has been designated apa heritage month. today mayor breed along with city leaders met outside the asian art museum in san
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francisco to highlight it. >> we want to show the world that we are proud of, proud asian pacific americans and we are proud being americans. >> this year's theme is celebrate resilience, uplift voices. >> all right. let's turn things over to jeff ranieri. you moved inside. you were out in the sun for a while but it was time to move in >> i did. it definitely was. we had the sun setting and the bugs are out. the mosquitos, they got me a few times. i'll have a few welts. whatever. we're here to get you through the weather forecast and continue our climate coverage and also take a look at drought frequency over the past 100 years. i'll have that for you in a few minutes. one man says his mission into space helped him witness a thinning of the atmosphere and what it means for the future of our planet.
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now to our climate and crisis series.
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the earth temperature is expected to rise 7 to 8 degrees by the next century according to the breakthrough institute. one man saw it first hand on his mission to space. the astronaut says he became an instant environmentalist after he saw how fragile the earth's atmosphere looked from space. >> reporter: scientists say since the industrial revolution humans have helped in the thinning of the atmosphere. one astronaut says he was scared straight when he saw the impact from high above. >> 2, 1 -- booster ignition and left-off of discovery. >> the vibration becomes more violent just when you think the whole thing is going to fall apart. >> discovery rolling on to the proper alignment for the 8.5 minute to orbit. >> the ride of a lifetime. disney land is envious of such a ride. >> the trip into orbit on space shuttle discovery is still vivid in his mind. he would visit the space station, conduct scientific
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experiments, and orbit around the earth every 90 minutes. it was during one of those rotations the rocket scientist was floored. >> you see the sun's rays hit the earth at the right angle where you are able to see the thickness of our atmosphere. and let me tell you, it was scary. i became an instant tree hugger. >> seeing the planet from space is a great way to change your perspective. >> reporter: this is the director of climate and energy for the breakthrough institute and says the thinning of the earth's atmosphere is decades in the making and eventually deadly if it persists. >> it keeps us from being a ball of frozen ice. it makes life possible. it makes it so it's not freezing cold during the nights and broiling during the day. >> reporter: he says a warming planet means more drought, rising sea levels, and constant wildfires. >> reducing stress on the shuttle. >> reporter: the doctor says it
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took one trip out of this world to really see what humans have done to their home. nbc bay area news. parts of los gatos got a nutty surprise today. we're talking about a visit from the planter's nut mobile as it traveled across country. mr. peanut, there he is, and his trusty peanuters made a stop at los gatos town plaza park. he spent the day dancing, taking photos with fans, and playing with the kids. >> it's been a really tough year for a lot of people and our whole goal is to spread smiles. every year we go, honking at people, waving, passing out stickers, making people happy. it is the best job in the world. >> just like sign language. >> peanut in palo alto. after that he is headed off to nebraska. perhaps to meet up with some corn nuts. it certainly was a beautiful day for him to be here in the bay area. >> corn nuts. >> we got lucky with good
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weather. >> i can watch that all day. right? >> that was funny. >> oh, yes. smooth. that's one person you could call nuts and they wouldn't get mad at you. right? cool stuff. hopefully we'll put that on nbc bay area.com. okay. we want to continue our climate coverage tonight. we've been talking about the droughts. that's why we want to focus in on drought frequency and get a look at how things have happened over the past 100 plus years. as we move into the data tonight what you'll see here is a look at the western drought and exactly how things have happened. back in the 1800s, yes, we did have droughts but much less severe. more in the mild to moderate category, even into the 1930s and 1950s. as we've hit over the past 20 years you can see the droughts have really started to become a lot more severe to also extreme. that is having a direct impact on our sierra snow which provides one-third of the state's water supply. you'll see here from 2019 back
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to 1981 we've had several years corresponding with those droughts where we've had well below average snow pack. along with that we got the new data today on our drought. if you missed this earlier we now have the extreme drought expanding through the north bay, east bay, part of the south bay, and for the peninsula. the big eye opener here is higher intensity fires if they start. of course crop damage and low river flows. we have all of our climate stories you see on air. just head to nbc bay area.com and click on the climate and crisis tab. check them out if you're interested in any of the topics that we cover or if you're not and you just want to learn something. nbc bay area.com.der system to the north is going to drop our temperatures, keep it dry, but also some fog at the coast will return and even some high clouds. i do think for most of us it is going to feel different outside
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tomorrow. we'll start off with low to mid 50s with the fog near the coast. also for the bay. over to the east bay starting off with 54. san francisco 52. the north bay in the upper 40s. daytime highs dropping 4 to 8 degrees. down here through the south bay it is going to go from maybe a little bit too warm for you today to, well, a really comfortable, excellent day. 74 in san jose. right through the east bay colder numbers going down there to hayward. 69 degrees. head over to danville, pleasanton, liver plor, in the upper 70s tomorrow with high clouds streaming in for the afternoon. the peninsula dropping it off to 67 in san mateo. we'll keep the 50s and 60s in san francisco. headed to the beaches, bundle up. take the jacket. 58 in the sunset and through the north bay beautiful weather. up to napa or sonoma mid 70s. on the seven day forecast dry
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over the next seven days. notice in san francisco we get wind at the beaches saturday and sunday. 15 to about 35 miles per hour. watch out for that. across the inland valleys we'll hold it in the 70s this weekend. a little cloud cover and lots of sun and variable winds here 10 to 25 miles per hour. really good weather coming our way over the next seven days. go look at the video again. these days it is the simple things. things are getting back to normal but every time you can laugh it's good right? >> we got to get the peanuts guy back. he was funny. >> get him in here. >> all right. >> get him in the studio. >> all right. the 49ers got their man. we'll hear from coach shanahan on why the team chose trey lance to be the new quarterback, next. ♪ ♪ look, if your wireless carrier was a guy you'd leave him tomorrow. not very flexible. not great at saving. you deserve better... xfinity mobile. now they have unlimited for just $30 a month... $30.
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okay. some 49ers fans are already calling it the trey area after the niners selected quarterback trey lance for their first pick in the nfl draft. >> anthony flores joins us with more news on the niners' big, big move. >> well, a game changer is how head coach shanahan describes trey lance. it's a big reason why the 49ers gave up so much to move up from 12 to 3 to draft their new
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franchise quarterback. >> with the third pick in the 2021 nfl draft, the san francisco 49ers select trey lance, quarterback, north dakota state. >> the niners traded three first-round picks and a future third rounder to move up to draft lance. he's only started 17 games in his career. covid wiped out all but one of his games this season. now, in 2019 he passed for 28 touchdowns with no interceptions. he also rushed for 1100 yards and 14 scores. his ability to throw and run along with his size, he is 6'4", made lance stand out above the rest. >> we've been very high on trey since the beginning, since day one. and, yes. the person everyone else is speculating about, we liked him, too. but it was just honestly to go through the whole process where, you know, no one has known my
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friends, coaches, anybody how john and i feel and how we felt this whole time. >> all right. coach shanahan was asked about jimmy garoppolo. he said he would be disappointed if jimmy g was not on the team this season and he adds that he hopes, hopes there is a competition for that starting job at least for this season. ladies, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, anthony. it's going to be fun. our friends at nbc sports bay area will be talking one-on-one with the 49ers' new qb. watch the draft show tonight at 9:00. >> lots of excitement. >> that's it for us this evening. we are done with the 6:00 but we'll see you back at 11:00. >> have a great night.
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