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including american gay liberation and transgender rights activist, sylvia riviera. >> she supports queer use. >> you can find more iconic stories on nbc lx. that's channel 11-5. or at lx.com anytime. bomb sell allegations now at 6:00. >> we spend more time on their platforms and they make more money. >> facebook in the hot seat after a whistleblower tells congress the social network is accountable to nobody. the new response from ceo, mark zuckerberg. >> the massive oil leak in southern california is capped but the impact will be felt for months to come. we're there with all-new
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information about what took so long for them to learn what happened. we have beautiful weather in our forecast today. fall-like temperatures continue to settle in making for a great commute for california clean air day. "today in the bay" continues now. good wednesday morning. thank you for starting your morning with us. i am marcus washington. >> i am laura garcia. we want to check in with mike inouye right now, and he's following news in the south bay. >> north bay 680 is closed because a person was walking on the freeway, and we will give you a locater and they were hit and killed on northbound 680 hear. if you don't travel that route, that's an issue for those on 101 as well. it's going to continue building here because those that move off 680 are forced off into a backup. there's a jackson avenue exit before you get to capital
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expressway. if you exit there you can take jackson north to capital expressway, and get back on 680. it should be a simple reroute. king will also get you up past the scene but that will ripple to this part of silicon valley as the traffic continues to build. back to you. >> thank you. just in. major relief for more than half a million people with college student loan debt. the biden administration extending it's forgiveness program for some workers. the administration has rolled out targeted relief. 6:02. facebook under fire. the social media giant is aggressively defending itself and questioning the credibility
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of former employee after she leveled serious allegations against the social media giant. now she's calling for lawmakers to regulate the tech company. today in the bay's chris pallone, live on capitol hill with more on what the ceo, mark zuckerberg, is now saying. chris? >> reporter: laura, good morning. facebook ceo, mark zuckerberg, responding to what frances haugen had to say. in a company-wide letter he shared on facebook, zuckerberg said the company's work was mischaracterized saying at the heart of these accusations is this idea that we prioritize profit over safety and well-being. that's just not true. his statement comes following frances haugen' testimony saying facebook allowed and promotes hateful content to keep users
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coming back. some, she claims, the company knows its instagram app can contribute to eating disorders in teen girls and asks congress to take action. >> a more enjoyable, self-respecting social media is possible. >> reporter: in response, facebook says its data is being taken out of context. >> what you have here today is a former employee who didn't work on these issues and was just with the company a couple years, mischaracterizing some documents she stole. >> reporter: one thing the whistleblower and facebook agree on, regulation. both are calling on congress to update the laws in this nation which would regulate the internet. in washington, chris pallone, laura, back to you.
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>> thanks so much, chris. coming up in our business and tech headlines, scott mcgrew will explain what caused the massive facebook outage earlier this week and if it could happen again. new details this morning on the possible cause of the massive spill now threatening ocean life in southern california. a 13-inch split in the pipe now thought to be the source. nbc's magill almaguer has the latest from southern california. >> good morning. officials don't have a definitive cause for the oil spill, but they are looking at the possibility that an anchor from a ship punctured that line, and we learned new information about what happened in the aftermath after the leak was first reported. some say serious missteps were taken. coming up on the "today" show, we'll outline the timeline for what happened in the moments and hours and even the days after this oil spill and what officials say could have been done differently. i hope you guys can join us.
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>> we will be joining you, miguel. that's on the "today" show coming up right after "today in the bay" at 7:00. bay area leaders may be getting closer to dropping indoor mask mandates. all bay area counties except solano require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. now health officials are in the process of finalizing the criteria for when the mask order could be lifted, which may include meeting goals like vaccination percentage or a drop in hospitalizations. one infectious disease expert said as long as there is a target number, she agrees with it. >> without an idea of when things come in and out, like mask mandates, there can be this accusation of the twilight zone, you never know what is going to happen. >> hospitalizations and icu numbers are higher than when the state reopened on june 15th, but it's declining in the bay area following the summer delta surge. let's look live at oakland this morning. the city workers are the latest
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to face a covid vaccination deadline or risk losing their jobs. vaccination status will have to be submitted by the end of november. anybody who receives an exemption will have to be tested regularly. across the bay, san francisco city workers, the worker vaccine requirement seems to be having the intended affect. the first vaccination deadline was september 30th for health care workers. for other workers it's as late as november 1st. "the chronicle" reports 860 employees got share shots in the first days surrounding the deadline. there are 1,800 unvaccinated workers with 300 under reported. the workforce number is 35,000. since the pandemic started, californians have been alerted to the exposure by an app. half of all smartphone users use
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it. it's a valuable tool. >> it's not a replacement for traditional contact tracing, and we probably avoided tens of thousands of infections and saved dozens or even thousands of lives. >> it alerts you if you have gotten into close contact with anybody that tests positive for covid. 6:08. a live look at the richmond bridge toll plaza this morning. to mark california clean air day, the city is holding a community bike ride that starts at 11:30 in the morning. just ahead, mike will have some free transit options coming today. first, kari, bikers, walkers, we all want to know what we are waking up to weather-wise. take a jacket with you? >> yeah, take a jacket. it's going to be cooler today. it's going to be good to get outside for that bike ride or
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extra long walk today. any outdoor activities, because our air quality is good. the green dots mean good and that means go. for the community bike ride in richmond, it will be cloudy as our temperatures will be in the lower 60s. it's going to stay in the 60s through much of the day, as a lot of the warmer spots inland only reach into the mid-70s this afternoon. livermore headed up towards 74, and san francisco will be in the lower 60s. heading out the door, mike, what are good options for california clean air day? >> over the freeways we have seen the signs lit up talking about today, california clean air day. on their facebook page, and i also posted this information, transit agencies participating. san francisco bay's ferry, livermore, the vine transit up in napa, and petaluma transit as well, and they are all participating with free rides and other local agencies are
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encouraging you to reduce emissions on the roadway. unfortunately, i have to get you out to the maps and we're talking about the big problem in the south bay. right now the south bay is light, obviously. we have the typical build on the 101, and this is compounded by a deadly crash. a person was walking on 680 and they were hit and killed about half an hour ago. northbound 680 is closed at jackson avenue. the bigger exit is the capitol expressway. you are forced off the roadway at jackson, and that will take you up north to capital expressway, and that will get you passed the closure. this is backing up traffic on 101, and that will cause a problem. king road will have a backup as well. that's for the south bay. the east bay recovery from an earlier crash, there's still slowing through hayward, and the
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backup at the bay bridge is standard. >> thanks for falling it all, mike. a massive backlog. still ahead for you this morning, hard to believe new findings on the shipping backup in southern california. maybe rocky roads ahead for wall street this month as well. let's take you out to the futures where we expect a fairly substantial loss right on the open. plus -- >> ♪ ♪ hello, it's me ♪ ♪ >> hello. grab your tissues because she's back. adele teasing new music after more than five years. we'll have your first listen and tell you how soon you can expect this first single. ♪
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happy wednesday. right now at 6:14, if you are thinking about biking to work, walking, do your part to reduce air pollution. in berkeley, you need a jacket. it's in the upper 50s and will be cloudy throughout the morning. we will get some peeks of sunshine here and there. the cool air settling in for a while. we'll get a look at all our microclimates coming up. a closure on northbound 680, a deadly crash just north of jackson avenue has the freeway closed. can you exit jackson and get over to adam ross or the capital
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expressway. we will see the ripple, which is happening already for silicon valley. happy wednesday to you. happy unless you have a lot of money in the stock market, and that's because it's looking rough again. the futures, the bets that traders make on the open show, we will see losses on the open again today. if the markets felt really up and down lately that's because it is up and down. in fact, we are seeing some of the biggest volatility since the early days of the pandemic. once again, money moving out of the market, equities and into government bonds, which are paying more than they used to. a reminder in the grand scheme of things, money is never gained or loss, it just moves from place to place. facebook, we'll talk about that. chris pallone was talking about facebook testimony, and we are getting a bigger pictu outage. facebook said yesterday it was an update they sent out to the servers, but the problem is when
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it went wrong the update itself prevented them from fixing it, because it knocked facebook off-line and all the company's tools off-line, and it could not send the important message out telling the update to stop. alex hearn did a good job explaining it. facebook company runs everything through facebook so when the servers were booted off the internet it also booted off the ability to log on to the system that would send the logoff system, and it would lock the smart lock door for the servers, and the messaging service used to contact security to tell them to hightail it to the datacenter with a key to override the smart lock door lock on the front door, and facebook locked the keys to the car in the trunk. most catastrophic mistakes
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happen this wake, and it's not the first minor mistake that causes the disaster, it's the second mistake where now you can't turn back. "forbes" came out with the richest people, and jeff bezos is on top, and donald trump fell off it altogether. "forbes" points out, had trump did what government advisers asked him to do, divest his holdings while he was president he would not have lost his money because he would have sold at . it would have been difficult to sell off that much real estate quickly, and he instead kept his sons in charge of the company, and they kept the original investments which are now significantly >> that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
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chemicals are known as psa's, and they are linked to health problems, cancer and other issues, and they are now banned for use in food packaging, and it restricts usage in other products like cribs and highchairs. and this year the world's 50 best restaurant lists are out, and three are here in the bay area. two of the restaurants are in san francisco. one is in the soma district, and the modern french restaurant is in thao hollow. the three-star michelin farm restaurant is in healdsburg, and
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it came in at 37th. >> i want to go. >> we will. on you. >> okay, should i say, hello, she's back -- all these years, adele is finally coming out with new music. let's check it out together. ♪ >> that's it? we didn't hear -- >> i'm like, i need more. >> the singer dropping a teaser for upcoming single "easy on me" on instagram. it's expected to drop october 15th. it shows adele popping in a cassette driving while several pieces of sheet music flying out the window. better go back and pick those up. adele has gone through a dramatic weight loss and had a divorce, and maybe some of the influences will come out in the words and music. we will just see. no word on when the full album
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will be released. >> i am still bothered by all that littering you mentioned. >> yeah, we are very sensitive to that. >> yeah, go back. >> i am excited about the music. >> she's a talent. she really is. another talent here in the bay area? >> meteorologist, kari hall? >> you got it. she has the forecast. how is it looking out there, kari? >> we are starting out with clouds this morning that will hang around throughout today this next cold front moves into the bay area. going to continue to drop our temperatures as we're seeing the system passing by with not a lot of green on here, which would indicate some rain. we are looking at temperatures cooling down today, and it's heading toward 73 in milpitas and san jose. 73 as well in gilroy with a breezy wind and peeks of sunshine. the 7-day forecast is coming up at the bottom of the screen. as we head towards 74 in livermore as well as walnut creek, and hayward today staying
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in the upper 60s. near the coast we have lower 60s. at times fog rolling by, but otherwise a mainly cloudy sky. upper 60s for red would city. san francisco will reach up to about 64 in the mission district and 59 in the outer sunset. and it's going to feel nice and fall-like as we enjoy the fall-like weather. still, once again, cloudy throughout today and tomorrow as well as the first part of friday. even though we will see showers over the sierra, looks like we stay dry here and then we get clearing and warming temperatures. the smoke is blowing away from us, so as we look at the air quality, much of the smoke from the kmp fire is drifting off toward the east over nevada and montana over the next few days. our temperatures stay fall-like as we get a look at our high temperatures from napa going from the mid-70s to the upper 60s by the end of the weekend. it does look to stay very mild,
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at least into next week with temperatures in the upper 70s for the valleys for today, but upper 60s for tomorrow and friday. a very nice but comfortable weekend ahead. mike, heading out you were tracking breaking news? >> yeah, kari, that's the deadly crash in san jose. a tough morning for a few folks involved in the crash and involved parties. northbound 680 blocked here at jackson just south of capital expressway. it's causing a buildup for northbound 101. some will move over towards capital, and that will increase the backups we usually see. they are going to hopefully open a couple lanes northbound, but that won't be for a while. right now you are forced off at jackson, and that will take you up to the capital expressway. the bay bridge toll plaza, we
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have had the build going on for about 40 minutes. back to you. >> thanks, mike. back here on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> he spent nearly 500 bucks on extra storage for his computer but only got a tiny fraction of what he paid for. i am consumer investigator, chris chmura. nbc bay area responds, next.
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good morning. timothy in danville paid $489 for a 4 terabyte drive right
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here, and that's what the drive just had 256 gigabytes. that's 6% of the storage he purchased. he set up best buy that set up a return. timothy sent that drive back and they sent it back to him. no refund. best buy said the serial numbers between the two drives didn't match. timothy called best buy but he could not get a call back so asked us to step in. a week after we contacted best buy timothy got a credit for $489. we reached out to best buy for comment but did not get a response. when you make a return companies might make sure the serial number is the same on the product and the packaging. so when you buy something, take time to make sure the serial numbers match, and if they don't take pictures or videos and contact the store right away. you can contact us online at
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nbcbayarea.com/responds, or call us. staggering new numbers on the shipping backlog on california shipping ports. there could be half a million containers on cargo ships waiting to be offloaded. the retailers who ordered in june may be ready for the holidays, but many others won't be with the supply chain expected to be backlogged well into the next year. 6:27. next here on "today in the bay," the top stories we are following, including encouraging news for parents. what the latest data is saying about covid cases in the classroom. plus -- >> teachers say one of the bay area's largest school districts not doing enough to protect students against covid. the rally tonight to demand change. you're watching "today in the
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there's very minimal testing happening. >> right now at 6:30, a new push for covid safety in the classroom. east bay teachers calling for change. ahead in a live report, why the district says the plan right now is working just fine. plus the devastating oil spill in southern california is capped. we're breaking down the timeline and new concerns of why it took so long for people to learn what happened.
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this is "today in the bay." 6:30 on your wednesday morning. a live look from the "uss john mccain." i'll have a live report on fleet week later in the newscast. >> we're everywhere this morning, broadcasting here on television and streaming live on nbcbayarea.com. thank you for watching and making us part of your morning. i am marcus washington. >> i am laura garcia. want to check in with mike this morning. >> we have to focus on the practical impact from a deadly crash northbound 680, currently close here near capital expressway. a 101, a slower drive up towards 680. forced are forced off. your alternate, take jackson or
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king and then rejoin 680 north of there. we will track that and the rest of your commute, coming up. >> thanks, mike. police investigating a shooting near the oakland zoo. this is new video coming in where officers shut down may avenue to 73rd avenue. there are evidence markers showing bullet casings on the ground. we know one person was shot but no update so far on their condition. oakland experiencing a surge in violent crimes, and the chief asking for the public's help. there were 17 homicides in september, and 107 this year. here's the latest look at the numbers from the american academy of pediatrics. it was a 16% decrease from the previous week, and it's the
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lowest weekly total from august 12th, when most schools started. and east bay teachers will rally for changes tonight. today in the bay's bob riddell is live for us. the cases with the kids are low. >> reporter: you are correct, marcus. the teachers within oakland unified acknowledges that as much, that covid cases are down within the district. here are the latest numbers. you can see the week of september 27th, there were 21 students and four staff that tested positive for covid, and as of this morning two classrooms within the district are in quarantine, and these numbers are low when you consider the enrollment is 35,000 students plus 4,800 students and staff. in spite of this teachers say there are many safety issues that need to be addressed when
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it comes to covid. one teacher pointed out there's only ten testing sites throughout the district that are only open between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00. >> we won't know what the real infection rate is or how many cases there actually are until test something available at every single school site. >> we have done more testing in oakland than any other school district besides los angeles. >> they have already tested more than 41,000 student and staff members, and they point out test kits are running low due to nationwide demand. teachers are concerned about air circulation in crowded cafeterias during the rainy season, if we have a rainy season because of thena school association st letter to president biden, the california
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school board's association to governor newsom asking the administration to stop threats against the educators and school board members. law enforcement agencies have not helped to enforce mandates. the associations say incidents are on the rise with parents' reaction to covid-19 protocols, and mask mandates and how classrooms address race and other social issues. >> it's so important for those teachers and students to feel safe while they are in those environments. bob riddell, thank you so much. things took a personal turn during the city council meeting in los gatos. police were called in after tempers flared. an argument started during earlier public comments over mask mandates. the speaker then got personal
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accusing the mayor and her son of threats against she and her son. the mayor adjourned the meeting and the heated argument happened in the hallway. police had to get in between the two sides. nobody was hurt or arrests were made. the meeting was later continued online and the mayor was not present. and then expected to set a resentencing date for scott peterson. his sentence was overturned last year and he's been on death row without a sentencing date. it's likely a new sentencing date will be scheduled for next month. and then the credibility of one of the key witnesses in the elizabeth holmes' trial. adam rosendorff testified at length last week. holmes' attorneys trying to punch holes in his competency, questioning the accuracy of e-mails he sent to his higher
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ups. rosendorff blew the whistle on the company's failed blood testing technology. you can follow the debrief on who is on the stand and who is ahead at nbcbayarea.com, and it's at the top of the home page. and then the coast guard says a 13-inch split in the pipe is the source of the oil leak that spilled 144,000 gallons of oil along the orange county coastline. there are new reports out that talk about the spill that it may have started on friday night. a new timeline is emerging about what happened on saturday. those findings show that workers received a lowered pressure alarm at 2:30 saturday morning that indicated a potential
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problem, and three hours later an oil rig operator shutdown the line, and then the company waited three more hours to contact the national resources center. now to california's worsening drought and new efforts to save water. pleasanton leaders declared a stage 2 water shortage asking all residents to cut water usage by 15%. pleasanton and livermore got their water from zone 7 water agency. pleasanton mandated 15% cuts, and for now no special rates or penalties for excessive use of water. looking across the bay area, a nice start to our day. want to check in with meteorologist, kari hall, right now. a little feel of fall in the air right now, finally. >> yes, finally. it's going to be nice to have the cooler temperatures with us along with the beautiful,
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colorful sunrise about to get under way within the next few minutes with the clouds. i know if you watched yesterday's sunset, this will be kind of a repeat of that. as we get more clouds and cooler temperatures, tomorrow the temperatures will continue to drop as another cold front moves in. by the weekend it clears out. our temperatures come up with a few degrees. take a look at the air quality right now. a lot of green dots. that means good air quality. we will see that continue today with our temperatures reach into the mid-70s. mike, heading out the door you are watching the breaking news. what is the update? >> kari, still same as far as the situation goes for northbound 680. all lanes blocked northbound 680 at jackson avenue just shy of capital expressway. north of capital expressway, it's just fine heading up to milpitas and the like. 101, everybody is jammed up on the transition here, and we have another crash in the middle of 101 that will jam up traffic
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more like this. over here for 87, we talked about this, traffic rippling back, and a crash here and that's causing a disturbance for the south bay. north of silicon valley, everything is fine. on the bay bridge, there's a crash off to the shoulder right now. warriors fans can expect changes for the pre-season game. for starters, there's proof of vaccination required to get through the doors. on a lighter note, the concession stands rolling out new food items. take a look. get a test run tonight. the warriors take on the denver nuggets. the regular season gets under way in 13 days. >> nachos, oh --
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coming up this morning, san jose shark's star, evander kane facing accusations that he may have left other players at risks. and washington sugge and this is better than we were down about 180 points. it is officially fleet week. coming up, you will hear about the sailors as well as what you can expect during this week's event. will tahoe stay blue with all the recent wildfires threatening one of california's greatest treasures. coming up next on nbcbayarea.com, our team looking at the growing concerns about the glowing pristine blue water. you can check that out on our
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caused all this jam and backup and rippling up north. we'll talk about your alternates for the silicon valley and north bay. scott mcgrew joins us now. >> a number of things we can build back here, and politicians in washington have been focussed on costs, which is understandable, but have not been specific on which parts of the plan they want the president to cut to bring the costs down. help for preschoolers or the elderly? we don't know. the president seems willing to have a small price tag but says it's about america. >> these bills are not anything about pitting americans against one another, and they are about
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competitiveness versus -- >> meanwhile in the senate there will be another vote today on raising the debt ceiling. it's our understanding republican leadership will once again move to block it. the debt ceiling deals with debt we already have, not debt we will incur in the future. president biden will meet with industry leaders to talk about the damage to the economy if congress fails to raise the ceiling. the head of aarp will be there, too. that's because treasury second yellen says social security checks will be one of the first things the government will stop sending out. secretary of state blinken in paris, trying to patch things up with the french after america shocked the french government by skirting around them in a deal to sell submarines to the australians. probably did not seem like that big of a deal at a time but the
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french said we stabbed them in the back. that's something friends say to each other, but a government to say that to another government, that's a strong indication of how angry our allies really were. we have twitter and facebook, where marcus has been doing a live broadcast as well. check us out on social media, and i am @scottmcgrew. >> thanks, scott. evander kane nor the san jose sharks are commenting on the allegations he may have used a fake vaccination card. he's being investigated for undisclosed issues of putting others at risk. he is not taking part in the shark's training camp. today fleet week officially kicks off in san francisco. the blue angels won't fly until tomorrow but after a one-year
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absence, visitors are again descending on the city. >> yeah, cierra johnson is live in san francisco. we should add you were live on the ship this morning to explain what we can expect in the next coming days. a lot of excitement there. >> reporter: yes, good morning. i think i have probably the best assignment this morning, the sights are beautiful and people are great. folks are coming back in town and the tours are open. we have sailors to talk about what this means for them and how exciting this week is. right now we do have alexander out, and what does it feel like you for you to welcome family -- you have family in the bay area, but also to show folks in the bay area the ship? >> it's great. it's great to show everybody the
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things i love, the my ship mates, especially. >> reporter: talk about life on the sea. what has it been for you? >> it's a lot of fun. it's hard work but the camaraderie we have built with the crew and the things we get to do are incredible. pretty awesome. >> reporter: what do you want folks to take away from the experience? i know it's a lot of pomp and circumstance, but on a deeper level what do you want folks to know about being a member of the armed forces and keep the nation safe? >> the hard work we do on the ship, everything goes into our daily lives, the sacrifices we make, of course, for our families and for the people. we wanted to thank you for showing us a good time in san francisco. >> reporter: thank you all so much. thank you for waking up so early. i know you are finishing a long day. we have information onhraoeup
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-- online for you. you can go to the sf fleet week guide there on nbcbayarea.com guide there. we are live on the "john s. mccain." cierra johnson for "today in the bay." >> all aboard. >> thanks, cierra. >> let's hope the weather cooperates as well so we can try and see the blue angels out there. >> yes, the blue angels, we can see them tomorrow. today we have the ship tours and concert, and we will have cooler weather and clouds rolling by. our temperatures starting in the 60s, and we make it to the mid-60s today, so if you are from one of the inland valleys that is warmer, you may want to bring a jacket. you might be comfortable with light long sleeves.
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you can probably leave the sunglasses at home because we won't see a lot of sun today. in fact a lot of clouds rolling by us as a system passes by and keeps our temperatures in the east bay in the mid-70s today and near the coast we're in the low 60s for daly city. down in palo alto we have low 70s today. once again, mid-60s downtown and upper 50s for the marina district. for our north bay highs we are headed to the mid-70s today. the cooling continues with a lot of clouds rolling by with this weather system pasting. unfortunately it's not bringing us a lot of rain, but there will be a chance if you are headed over towards the sierra. you may encounter some of the scattered showers there, but much of the bay area and region will stay dry. a strong westerly wind pushing the smoke from the kmp fire up towards nevada and montana, and so for us the smoke is moving away and our air quality continues to stay really good.
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our temperatures for the interior valleys reach into the upper 60s for the end of the week. you will probably want to put the sweaters away for the weekend as the sunshine returns, and we are heading back into the upper 70s while san francisco will see highs in the low to mid-60s. mike, what is the update on the breaking news? >> we have an alert here in the south bay. everything else doing fine as far as the drive. the deadly crash has lanes on 680 closed, and you are forced off at jackson avenue and that's causing a backup on northbound 101. capital expressway seeing more traffic because it's the alternate that takes you back passed the crash and back on 680. chp says they hope to clear a couple lanes soon on 680. the backup at the bay bridge is standard. back to you. >> thank you very much.
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6:52. happening now, the fda just authorizing a new 30-minute at home rapid covid test. the test made by a san diego-based company, and in addition the fda says the move will soon double the nation's limited supply of nonprescription tests. up next, a quick look at the top stories including an update on the latest round of gun violence in oakland, while you were sleeping. plus -- >> one of the bay area's largest school districts experiencing just a handful of covid cases. the reasons, however, teachers say the district is still not doing enough to protect students. you're watching "today in the bay."
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this year. oakland city workers are the latest to face a covid vaccination deadline or risk losing their jobs. vaccination status will have to be submitted by the end of november. anybody that receives an exemption will have to be tested regularly. across the bay, san francisco city workers vaccine requirements seems to be having the intended affect it wanted. the september vaccination deadline for september 30th for health care workers, and other members as late as november 1st. there are 1,800 unvaccinated city workers. oakland teachers say the school district is not doing enough to protect them and students from covid. bob riddell joins us live. teachers are planning to rally? >> yeah, they will try and get the school board to make changes.
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the teachers have a couple issues, one, the number of testing sites throughout the district, there's only ten sites and the district points out oakland unified has done more testing of students and staff than any other district in the state of california other than los angeles. teachers concerned about cafeteria air circulation during the rainy seasons. it should be noted that oakland unified right now only has a handful of covid cases during the week of september 27th, 21 students, four staff tested positive. as of this morning, two classrooms are in quarantine. that's low given the fact that oakland unified has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students and 4,800 staff. the coast guard says the
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13-inch split in the pipe is the source of the leak that spilled 144,000 gallons of oil along the orange county coastline. the leak is capped but miles of coastline affected along with fish and wildlife. such a concern down there. >> certainly is. all right. it's time to get a look at the 7-day forecast for you. meteorologist, kari hall, has been tracking that. what can we expect? >> it looks pretty good for us today. we're looking at a lot of clouds passing by and cooler temperatures with the valley temperatures in the mid-70s. we can leave the air-conditioning off today as well as for the next several days as we see highs in the valleys reaching up into the upper 60s. it will warm up once the front moves out for the weekend, our valley temperatures in the upper 70s while san francisco will see mid-60s. mike? >> traffic shift to the south bay, more traffic north of capital expressway. capital expressway is jamming up
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as your alternate as 680 is still closed just shy of that exit. >> thank you so much. thanks for joining us. we're back on "today in the bay" in 25 minutes. >> see you back here at 11:00 for midday. have a great morning. the "today" show is next. good morning facebook under fire. >> they have put their astronomical profits before people >> overnight, mark zuckerberg breaking his silence after damning testimony on capitol hill after a whistle-blower. >> facebook harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy. >> zuckerberg saying that paints a false picture of the media giant. so what happens next will congress step in to regulate facebook? we'll have the latest from capitol hill growing damage, that massive oil spill off the california

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