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the yellow tier and what that means you'll be able to do where you live as "today in the bay" starts right now. we made it to friday, we're still smiling, too, that's a good thing. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. the friday commute coming up in a bit with mike inouye. first we have the folks for the weekend, meteorologist kari hall tracking the temperatures for us. good morning, kari. >> good morning and we're starting out with what day that will be pretty nice for a friday, for any day really. let's look at what's going on in walnut creek. we're starting out with some low 50s and we are going to see those temperatures really warming up today going into the 50s, but not as warm as yesterday. we go from the low 50s to start to the 60s and eventually reaching into the upper 70s and low 80s. so we will talk more about our nice start to the weekend and what's ahead as the winds pick up and we'll also touch back on
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mike, what's going on right now the commute? >> well it's a calm drive on the freeways. at the maps the webster tube should be reopened in the next half hour, there it goes, it just changed. reopened the webster tube from overnight roadwork. still going on north 242 same as we had yesterday at the same time, not a problem getting into concord out of walnut creek and the rest of bait moves smooth, and kris, i hand it off with something involving a car in the south bay. >> that's right, this happened while you were sleeping, breaking news is that car smashed into a san jose home overnight leaving behind as you can see, a lot of damage. now there's a search for the driver. if you look at the damage left behind, you'll see that the car is smashed and so is the house. the crash happened just before 1:00 on willow street near meridian avenue in willow glen. the owners were awoken by a car slamming into their home and
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when they came out, the car was there, nobody else. the owners just finished remodeled that home about a year ago. a leader in oakland's chinatown who has been leading the effort to get in front of the surge of anti asian crime, yeah, he says he himself is now a victim of a hate crime. carl chan is the president of the oakland chamber, this is oakland chinatown chamber of commerce. yesterday afternoon he was walking along eighth and broadway, someone suddenly approached him and pushed him to the ground. he acted quickly, he actually got up, took photos of his attacker and showed it to police officers. they were able to use them to make an arrest. last night we spoke to him about his injuries. >> i got hurt but was able to quickly stand up after being pushed down on the ground, punched in the head, scrapes on my knee and hands. >> chan says at tack was so out of the blue he hasn't pieced together what his attacker said to him during the confrontation
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but the words were offensive. police are questioning the suspect to determine if it is a hate crime. on sunday, protesters on the peninsula plan to bring attention to anti asian-american hate crimes. they plan to march to city hall for a rally. the group led by two city councilmembers is also working to register voters as part of sunday's demonstration. we're working to learn more about a late night shooting in san jose, around east brokaw with the intersection with zanker road. so far no word on what led to a suspect, what led to the shooting, whether there's a suspect or whether there's been any arrest. now to the race to vaccinate, which is now more of a crawl. a week ago we had long lines, limited appointments at bay area vaccination locations.
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now no lines and no appointments necessary. as "today in the bay's" jean elle reports, some are offering free goodies to entice people to come in and get shots. >> reporter: the demand for covid vaccines is dropping all over the bay area. in richmond, empty chairs and idle workers and the san mateo event center, lots of room for cars to roll in. peter stenson tried to get a vaccine at this quiet site in daly city last week. >> over 100 people all the way to the back, huge line. today was just a walk-in. >> reporter: no line, no appointment needed and no wait. >> it's amazing. >> reporter: stanford medicine is seeing a steep drop in demand as well. >> we're seeing more unfilled vaccination slots and appointments. >> reporter: it's good news for anyone looking for a vaccine but not for public health. san mateo county says 70% of its population has had at least one shot, but stanford dr. yvonne maldonado says to keep covid cases low, vaccination rates need to increase. >> what you need to do is get to
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70% to 80% of people vaccinated to keep that number very low and we're not there yet. we're almost there. >> reporter: with supply no longer a problem in san mateo county, officials say the focus is shifting to outreach. >> and we have what we're calling our vaccine ambassadors who are operating in neighborhoods who are going door to door with flyers and information about our community clinics, and certainly we've got online strategies and you know, messages out electronically. >> reporter: they're also keeping clinics open into the evening. santa clara county is tweeting offers of free boba along with a free shot. jean elle, "today in the bay." a live look at san francisco, one week from today bars may finally open indoors. right now all bay area counties are in the orange tier except for solano, which is still in the red, struggling with vaccination rates. but san francisco along with marin are on track to move to yellow next week. the city will reportedly allow bars to reopen perhaps as early
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. and a look at what else is possible in that least restrictive tier, gyms and wineries at 50% capacity, outdoor live events can be two-thirds full. san francisco leaders looking to make the shared spaces program a permanent thing. it started as a response to the pandemic as we know but "the examiner" reports it will likely cut into loss from parking meterance implementation costs. the mta said the losses could amount to $10 million every year but city leaders insist the benefits outweigh the costs and some of it could be offset in the revenue from permits. here is a ghost ship warehouse fire for you. derick almena will be in court for a restitution hearing. he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in the 2016 fire that killed 36 people in oakland.
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he's now in home confinement and the court will determine how much he has to pay, not to mention court-ordered fines and other fees. president biden heads to philadelphia where he'll not only try to sell $4 trillion in spending and celebrating one of his favorite ways to travel. tracie potts has more on what's on the agenda today. >> reporter: later today in philadelphia, president biden marks amtrak's 50th anniversary. he got the name "amtrak joe" spending decades on the train between washington and delaware. his jobs plan would provide $80 million to upgrade transit, that plus his family's plan will cost taxpayers $4 trillion. biden told voters in georgia he's building on 100 days of success. >> 1,300,000 jobs in 100 days. that's more new jobs in the first 100 days of any president in history. >> reporter: but capitol hill is sharply divided over the plans and the cost.
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>> a blueprint for giving in washington even more money and even more power to micromanage american families. >> today's speech in philadelphia aims to push congress to act on police reform in the next month. >> we can't rest. we have a lot more to do. >> reporter: biden for now leaving negotiations in the hands of lawmakers. this morning he'll tell the "today" show america is not racist. >> but i think the overhang from all of the jim crow and before that slavery have had a cost and we have to deal with it. >> reporter: biden today also expected to tout his coronavirus response. with new york the nation's largest city set to fully reopen july 1st. tracie potts, nbc news. 4:39. from being homeless to the first round pick in the nfl draft. still to come on "today in the bay," the night one bay area man will never forget, and how he's
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happy friday. it is 4:42. let's head to the tri-valley with a live look outside in dublin. already a lot of people up and
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out the door this early in the morning. okay, people are really heading back to work and our temperatures are in the low 50s. we will see a few clouds mixing in with our sunshine today, as our temperatures cool down a few degrees. we'll talk more about that and a look ahead to the weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> yes, as we know, there's been more of a commute in the mornings and even more on the weekends and that's impacted your drive coming up tomorrow. fremont traffic flowing smoothly for 880. we have another issue i'm tracking in fremont. first let's check in with mr. chu. >> good morning! and happy friday, everyone. i am dominic chu from cnbc global headquarters. here are your top business headlines for the day. wall street is set to open lower this morning after stocks rallied yesterday and despite big earnings beat from amazon last night. the dow is rising 240 points and the s&p closed at a record high itself. the s&p is on pace for its best
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month since november. in focus for traders and investors today, reports on personal income and spending and consumer sentiment as well. also earnings from oil giants, chevron and exxonmobil. amazon is announcing this year's prime day sale will be in june. the event was postponed last year from july to october due to the virus pandemic. amazon says it believes holding prime day in june will draw more attention from customers and for vendors. the company says it was concerned summer travel plans and the olympics could be factors that would have impacted a later date for prime this year so keep an eye on that sale and the ceo of hershey says people love their sweets and they're not just indulging at home during the pandemic. stay-at-home trends are continuing with consumers doing more activities movie nights or making s'mores but at the same time hershey is seeing growth in its food service and retail business. hershey had one of its strongest
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easters in history and expects halloween to follow a similar pattern. kris, marcus, i don't know about you folks but i put within of the solo stove fire pits in my backyard last year when we've used it for s'mores already. >> my husband wants one of those so badly and i don't know. i've been holding out. >> it's worth it. it's worth it. >> i think you should get one. >> okay, all right, his birthday is coming up in a week. i'll order it. thank you, dominic! 4:45 and have you gotten your covid-19 vaccine yet? still ahead here on "today in the bay" we're going to talk about the growing number of companies across the country now requiring employees to get that shot in order to return to work. you're watching "today in the bay."
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it's friday, and a live look on the golden gate bridge. take a look there, a few cars on the road. not ta mean but we're here getting you started with your day. when it's friday we like to celebrate. we like to celebrate every day but friday is a special day. >> it is. >> as we head into the weekend and of course when you get to the weekend, you got to know what that forecast is going to look like. meteorologist kari hall always keeping track of that. what are we looking at this weekend? >> yes, i'm helping you make some plans today. how about going for a hike in the east bay? it's going to be a really nice one for it and as we take a look at our temperatures, it's going to be cool to start. you won't have the sun beating down on you all day.
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we'll see clouds rolling by giving you a break but the sun will be peeking out as our temperatures go from the low 50s, we'll reach into the 70s for later today, reaching up to 73 degrees, a few clouds once again here and there and then the breeze picking up as we go into the afternoon. so as we take a look at our high temperatures for today, we'll see temperatures reaching up to martinez 75 degrees there, santa rosa reaching 72, and 74 if your plans take you to santa cruz today. half moon bay is going to keep it foggy for a little while longer and it's only going to make it into the upper 50s. we've been talking about the drought. it's making huge headlines here across the bay area, especially since it continues to worsen especially for many of our bay area microclimates as we're starting to see a lot more red. now we're in the extreme category, which means yes it's time to start seeing changes making those changes in your everyday life, so this is what it means for you. we have a year-round fire season during water levels, our
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reservoirs and rivers and our crops need irrigation which causes food prices to rise and it also makes water a lot more expensive. it's a hit to the sierra economy and our economy for travel across the state. here is a look at our seven-day forecast. inland areas we'll go from the 70s today to the 80s tomorrow and it's going to really start to warm up by the middle of next week, some mid 80s in the forecast there. san francisco will go from the 60s to the upper 60s going into next week. mike, you've been watching the roads. anything new popping up? >> no, we're doing all right, kari but i want to make sure we call this out because we didn't get a chance to highlight it earlier. looking over toward the east bay in fremont, let's look at the map, the speed sensors show you the green. we have the early lighter traffic through the altamont, typical of a friday but over there 84 also as we've seen overnight for the last two weeks we have that closure which should clear up in the next 15 minutes or so. you'll
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boulevard to get around that closure through fremont and sunol and a nice drive through the rest of the area. contra costa county has 242 northbound with the construction work going on, concord and there may be something near the carquinez bridge. the bridge itself is open, just fine. a smooth drive throughout the approaches as we talked about kirker pass road you're fine, same thing for the freeways, 680, 242 and highway 4. back to you. >> thanks, mike. the future is here for the 49ers. >> the niners drafted their quarterback of the future, the guy that they hope will hold things down for a whole decade in last night's first round of the nfl draft. here it is. >> the san francisco 49ers select trey lance, quarterback, north dakota state. >> trey lance was the third of three quarterbacks picked right at the top of the draft. he's a young one, not even 21 yet, so don't buy him a celebratory beer.
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he only played 17 games at north dakota state in part because of the pandemic but he tells nbc sports podcast crew that he is up for the challenge in the nfl. >> i know for a fact there's no better spot for me and i'm right where i'm supposed to be so i'm excited to learn from coach shanahan and the quarterbacks in the room, get there to learn as much as i can, as fast as i can. >> we hope you will. lance talks about how he expects to learn from jimmy g. who is as of this morning still a 49er. catch the full interview on the "49ers talk podcast" which dropped this morning, available wherever you get your podcast. an aiz maamaing story out o east bay. a young man who was once homeless has a new beginning as a steeler. here's cheryl hurd. >> reporter: najee harris, first round overall pick at number 24 headed to play for the pittsburgh steelers.
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>> the pittsburgh steelers select najee harris. >> reporter: a moment he shared with his mother. >> i'm excited, i want to spend time with my family and friends and get to work the next day. >> to come from where we have and sit here today and wait for our names to be called is amazing. >> reporter: the celebration out of a storybook. his life as a young kid was filled with hard knocks. you wouldn't know it as you watched him at antioch high school as a standout running back going on to lead alabama to two championships. his hard knocks came growing up in the bay area, experiencing homelessness. harris making it a point to come to grip shelter in richmond to spread his good fortune, setting up an nfl draft watch party for the kids. >> probably a month or longer than that, but that little time we had really helped my family out to find another place to stay. >> reporter: an experience he and the shelter's executive director will never forget.
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>> we're excited about that he thought of us, that's humble, that he thought of us and came and said i lived here and i want to help. i want to see how i can support you. >> reporter: grip shelter supported harris' mother, father and four siblings through tough times. he toured his old room showing he will never forget where he came from. >> the hope that this story has for homeless not just here in our community, but all over the world, about what you can accomplish. >> reporter: his accomplishments already rubbing off on some of the kids here. >> it inspired me because i'm struggling right now and once i get older i know i could accomplish life i will be able to do the same thing. >> reporter: as an nfl player, harris is realizing his dream, a dream made possible with the support of his community. he says his goal is to pay it forward. cheryl hurd, "today in the bay." >> those are my favorite kind of
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players. in just a few hours the happiest place on earth is set to reopen. next, the big changes you can expect if you are planning a trip to disney land. >> i want to go. and happening now, there is a new at-home covid test available in the bay area so that test is called bennix now and users get results within 15 minutes. you have to stick the long swab up your nose with the home test, a lot of people don't like that, right, kris? >> keeping it real. >> true. so that test, other ones have been available for months but provide the instant results. it's about $25 for two tests. we'll be right back.
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if you're still on the fence about getting vaccinated, you may have to if you want to keep your job. so a new asu rockefeller foundation survey finds 44% of employers require their workers to get the covid-19 vaccine. of that number, 42% say they will not allow their workers to return to the physical workplace environment if they do not. 35% say disciplinary action is on the table for anyone who refuses. it is a happy day for the happiest place on earth. disneyland now open for business once again. the theme park has been closed to the public for more than 1 months because of the pandemic, but guests have to follow strict covid rules only in-state visitors are allowed. don't invite your cousins. we'll be right back.
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if we don't invest in this country, we're going to actually start to, we're going to fall behind even further. right now at 5:00, an exclusive sit-down with president joe biden. the key points in his new spending plan as he gets set to hit the road to prove it. also the new message about the crisis at the border and getting all children back into the classroom. bay area counties facing a big surplus in covid vaccine. a live report ahead on their new efforts to keep those lines moving. and here we go again, drought and high concern about the wildfire season. we're going to take a look at some of the cameras being used
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