tv Today in the Bay NBC July 8, 2021 4:30am-5:00am PDT
right now at 4:30, the bay area rocked to its core after a vta employee killed nine colleagues. when they could begin rolling again. >> by the time i came back out she was gone and the car was gone. >> a desperate plea for help, a rental car stolen in the bay along with her dog. and then what you need to know to beat the heat this
weekend. good morning. thank you for joining us. i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. we have to talk about the heat first, and kari hall has been telling us about it all week and now the heat is here. >> it is here. we're starting out nice and cool. this will be your opportunity to get outside and get those outdoor activities done. around sunrise our temperatures in martinez will be in the upper 50s, low 60s. as we take a look at all our microclimates in the afternoon, we have upper 90s in spots today. not all of us will feel that heat and we'll talk more about that coming up. the drive is looking good for the speed sensors on both
sides. south bay looking great as well. we do have the construction that should be picking up right smoo the bay bridge, and we'll leave it to you, laura, as i guess you are talking about the north bay. >> we are. did you feel the shaking in the north bay, 3.6 earthquake happened just before 1:00 a.m. we posted more on social media when i woke up, not to the earthquake, but just waking up. a woman moved to the bay area, and while looking for a place to live her rental car was stolen with her dog inside. >> kristy howard moved to the
south bay for work three weeks ago, and the veteran says the poodle mix is her support animal. on july 1st, she was looking for a san jose apartment, after a hour and back at her car, howard forgot her i.d. at the leasing office. >> i did not feel like anything would happen, but by the time i came back out, she was gone and the car was gone. >> surveillance videos shows when the car took off. mostly, she's heartbroken that penny lou is out there.
>> i want her back home safe. i love her and i miss her. >> she has posted signs around the area and made a police report. the american kennel club estimates 2,200 dogs are stolen each year. and then service has been shutdown on the vta, and the resumption of service is welcome news for a lot of people that rely on it. may 26th, vta employee killed
his colleagues. the delta variant is becoming more of a concern across the country. >> covid is not gone, and there's another push to get people vaccinated. >> with the delta variant fueling infections, experts and elected officials are warning people are taking a chance by skipping the vaccine. >> the delta variant is the most dominant strain in the united states. here in california new case rates remain low but the variant is here. >> in california we had 5% cases in may. we're now more than 35%. >> the infectious disease doctor says in the bay area where vaccination rates are high, most are protected but with the travel season in full swing, people unvaccinated are taking a
risk. >> the unvaccinated folks are going to be a risk as we have a more influx of visitors in the bay area. >> lon is encouraging people to get the shot. at costco in san francisco we found the majority of shoppers masking up. >> because we don't know how dangerous it is, right, even though we are vaccinated? >> if i am somewhere i am feeling cramped and there's a lot of people i will leave or put on a mask. >> at the capitol, masks are required once again. >> you don't know what the fourth of july will lead to in terms of cases which we will see
in the next month to two weeks. >> here's a map showing just how high the vaccination rates in the bay area. shows a percentage of people 12 and older partially vaccinated in every county. santa clara, san francisco, alameda and sonoma counties are up at 80%. and marin, 91% of people there are partially vaccinated. 67% of people in solano county are partially vaccinated. and then scary conditions for firefighters as they are already facing tough situations this fire season. this video of a rare fire tornado tweeted out. crews shot this video last week. as of this morning, the fire has
burned more than 27 acres. >> it's crazy to see that happening, but that's what we mean when we say fires can make their own environment. we see tornadoes, lightning and all kinds of crazy happening within the wildfires. we will continue to watch that. let's get a look at our forecast as you are heading out the door in dublin. we are start being out nice and quiet. we know it's going to be a hotter day and the temperatures start off cool, and the early hours are key for getting in the early activities. we'll talk more about the weekend heat coming up. mike, what is going on now on the roads? >> they are clearing construction. crews over here and everything else in the green. look over here, this area will open. if you are leaving the house and watching from home right now you should be okay, and we are
looking over here toward the san mateo bridge where eastbound there's sensors reading and no problems. >> 4:38. coming up, as we move forward from the pandemic retailers expecting a massive back-to-school boom. the challenges parents could see while shopping for school supplies remains. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. mike will keep you going with the commute this morning. stay tuned for that. plus, weather, traffic and a lot of more news for you. you're watching "today in the bay."
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right now at 4:41, we have to plan our day around the heat as we are getting ready for fremont forecast, 60s and sunshine today and temperatures quickly ramping up. we'll talk about our heat and the weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes. and then waiting north there, and crews are on the move heading on the northbound side of the golden gate bridge. good morning. wall street is set to open lower as stocks rose yesterday and
nasdaq closing at record highs. why do we care about treasury yields? because it plays an important role in society. also today reports on consumer credit and the number of people filing for unemployment benefits. retailers bracing for the biggest back-to-school shopping season in five years. a new report out today forecasted spending to be up 16% from 2020. there are still some challenges such as shipping delays that
could lead to shortages of popular items, and you have a longer shopping season that stretches to late september and that makes it harder for stores to plan for inventory and promotions. mcdonald's is rolling out its first ever loyalty program nationwide today. customers now can earn 100 points for every dollar they spend. there are 16 reward options from various menu items, and new members can earn 1,500 points on their first order, and i don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but i guess it's time mcdonald's joins the mix for that, and that means they can track you, too, because it will be through an app. >> if they had this when i was in college. >> you would be a rich mcdonald's man. >> i would. >> you would be the burger king of mcdonald's.
>> yes, but i would keep all the fries. as we take a look at our temperatures in palo alto, you are heading out the door with temperatures in the upper 50s, and it's a day where we will have to plan around the heat. your microclimate coming up. up towards the bay bridge, we will show you how the rest of your commute is shaping upcoming up.
morning now, and there's a little heat wave on the way, i understand. >> not ready for that one. >> kari, we will leave that one up to you. >> we can never be ready for this especially when we are talking about highs over 100 degrees. here's a look at all the excessive heat warnings around the region. it's all red here. this includes sonoma valley and this all starts tomorrow. we are going to see still hot weather today but really ramping up tomorrow into the weekend. let me show you what is going on. as we go through the temperature trend, 4:00, stopping the timeline, and low 90s in santa rosa and low 90s in martinez and
mid-90s for the south county. tonight we seat temperatures coming back down and then we heat up again tomorrow. each day the heat seems to get more intense and peaking on saturday, so we will see more widespread highs from the north bay into the east bay, friday into saturday and still hot weather into the weekend. as the high pressure comes in from the desert southwest, instead of getting our cool ocean breeze we are getting a southerly wind, and as that rushes through some of the valleys and into the bay area, it's going to heat up. so our temperatures in spots like brentwood are going to be extremely hot. here we're talking about a high of 110 degrees on saturday. i know, it's going to be brutal. we are going to see this lasting for several days so when we do have heat several days in a row that's what really makes it
dangerous because it doesn't cool off that much at night. as we look at our inland forecast, it will be hot throughout the weekend and so make plans to keep cool out there. next week we catch a break as temperatures on tuesday and wednesday head back to the 80s, and san francisco thankfully doesn't heat up. we will have a place to go cool off. our coastal areas looking at 70s and a lot more sunshine, which is something else that has bench needed there. heading out the door, mike, how does it look for the commute. >> confirmed cleared highway 84, all that construction picked up and may be crews on the shoulder so watch out for them, and they are looking to make our drive safer. brentwood, that's where kari was talking about, up to 110 over the next few days, and up near discovery bay, lots of water. the bridges over the water is moving smoothly.
down the bay, the peninsula and south bay, easy drive. just a few headlights northbound, and everything is smooth but there's construction through san mateo. back to you. >> thank you. it's 4:50 right now. >> today in the bay, we show you reaction from a grieving family. >> i have been in touch with many families that are in the same club that nobody wants to belong to. >> that's why for seven years rick perez has been fighting for change. his son was killed by a police officer in september of 2014. >> he was pretty toasted. >> his father says petey was never violent. police came to the liquor store on cutting boulevard, and petey
was detained for intoxication and unharmed, and the cops claimed the 24-year-old reached for his weapon. his father says witnesses deny that claim. the city cleared the officer and so did a criminal probe by contra costa county's district attorney's office, and the family settled out of court. >> the police investigate themselves all the time and they assure us they did nothing wrong, and sometimes i wonder if that's the first thing they learn in the academy is how to cover themselves. >> there's a bill co-authored. >> this effort is personal for me. i have heard firsthand the hurt and pain so many families and communities feel in the moments
after these incidents. >> officers will be opening up in northern and southern california, and he expect to investigate 40 to 50 deadly police shootings each year. >> i think it's very positive. >> civil rights attorney, john burriss, says, this new law is a step in the right direction. >> the local d.a. investigating local officer shootings has to be biassed. >> the bill makes him hopeful. >> nothing in the world will bring my son back, not in this life, but it will help other families down the road. attorneys are arguing over deleted patient database surrounding elizabeth holmes. a useless copy was given to
investigators. holmes' attorneys argue government investigators mishandled the information. the criminal fraud trial is expected to start at the end of august. coming up next on "today in the bay," we're two weeks away from the tokyo olympic games. first, happening now, a troubling milestone in the pandemic. global deaths from covid-19 surpasses 4 million. many experts say the united states has the most deaths associated with covid. we'll be right back.
welcome back. 4:56. athletes and coaches are arriving in japan for the tokyo olympics and so is the delta variant. the games will begin under a state of emergency. the japanese government is reportedly banning all audiences and since no overseas spectators are allowed and only local fans will be admitted with seating caps at 50%. two staff at the olympic village have tested positive after dining with other staff which is against the rules. the a's are going through a bit of a rough patch in houston. last night with the game tied at
three in the ninth inning, they could not rally and lose three in a row. yesterday the giants avoided the sweep against st. louis. they ended up winning the game 5-2 leading the dodgers by a game and a half in the nl west. did you feel the shaking? we'll tell you about the quake that rattled the north overnight. and then warming up to the mid-90s in the tri-valley, and we'll have a look at your forecast coming up after the break.
right now at 5:00, our deepening drought. fire danger becoming increased. what you can do today to prepare yourself as conditions intensify across california. all of this with another round of extreme heat about to settle in. triple digits coming but not for all of us, but we are tracking it all. the biden administration weighs in what isng equal voting rights to everyone. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you on this thursday. i am marcus washington. >> i am laura garcia. i want to check in with kari hall. new drought data coming out soon, and we