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seven-day average of 2,164 case every day. >> with san franciscans being 82% vaccinated, fully, it's really hopeful for the future and hopeful that we will continue to move forward. we will see some additional improvements as the days go on. >> reporter: hospitalizations are expected to peak in the next few days. so they caution cases are still high overall and people should stay vigilant with high-quality masks and other precautions. the surge isn't over yet, but the lifting of restrictions will be on the horizon. >> we will begin to drop restrictions when and where they make sense. >> reporter: in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> that's all optimistic for us here. but across the nation cases are still high.
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data we want to show you from the "new york times." the counties in purple represent the case. the majority of california is in the purple range, but there is some movement. our positivity rate is slowly dropping. january 10th you saw it was 23.1%. now it's gone down a bit. we're at 20.7%. >> a covid outbreak has forced an east bay homeless shelter to close. it's called st. vincent depaul. this is a shelter on san pablo avenue near grand. some of the guests were moved to a hotel shelter to quarantine, but at least ten guests who did not test positive have had to find another place to sleep. no word on when that shelter will reopen. another threat coming from oakland teachers tonight. the teachers union president says if the district does not
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commit to an updated safety plan in the next 48 hours, teachers will vote whether or not to strike. melissa colorado spoke to the union president and an oakland parent who believes schools are still the safest place for kids. >> reporter: all of the yellow dots spread across this map of oakland represents a covid case in the classroom. last week the district reported 862 students tested positive. more than 100 staff members came down with covid, too. the shortage of teachers is creating a crisis in the classroom, and he's willing to act if nothing changes. >> i'm authorized to call a strike in the next 48 hours if we do not get that agreement. >> reporter: even though the district has ordered k n95 masks for everyone and continues to host testing sites at these school campuses, the president
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of the teachers union says there's room for improvement. >> but the hours of many of the testing hubs do not serve our working families. i'm hearing things about families being in line for almost an hour. and at 4:00 being told they have to go home. >> reporter: brown says that members will meet tonight to agree on another safety plan. a district spokesperson said this would be the ninth binding agreement with the union throughout the course of the pandemic. meanwhile, an overwhelming number of students across oakland continue to call out sick, according to the district. nearly 25% of students were absent on tuesday. compare that to the previous tuesday, when the students absent rate was higher, reaching more than 27%. what do parents think of a potential teacher sfliek
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>> whether it's a teacher strike or sickout, it's extremely hard for parents who rely on school as child care. >> another wrinkle here. the clock is ticking for south bay firefighters to get their covid booster shot, it was announced that all workers would need to get boosted by january 24th. that's monday. if they're not boosted, they'll be reassigned from the front lines. the county argued that. they are working to abide by the mandate and make sure service is uninterrupted while keeping personnel safe. to help you out, we've put it all together on our website, nbcbayarea.com.
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we have links on the trending bar to a variety of different issues. we have resources to get you free covid tests, too. you can find a testing location near you, and we have an faq of commonly-asked covid questions the today marks one year since president biden took the oath of office. a new nbc poll reflects the need for a change in direction. it shows the president's approval rating stands at 43%, while 54% disapprove. these numbers are essentially the same as they were in october, it is the second lowest number, only donald trump's marks lower. on the "today" show, vice president kamala harris was pressed to clarify comments president biden made yesterday on the border standoff between russia and ukraine. >> we have had direct
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conversation, through various levels of diplomacy, with putin, with russia, and most importantly with our allies and partners, including our nato allies and partners. we are clear and have been clear for quite some time that our first approach and priority and, and, and preference is that these issues could be resolved diplomatically. >> the vice president also says despite last night's failed vote, the administration will continue to press for voting rights legislation. within the past few minutes, our investigative unit learned that the man shot by police was holding two replica guns. we'll continue to provide updates as we discover more about this investigation. nbc bay area's reporter knows more about what happened. and this incident that happened when a man appeared to be carrying two guns in the terminal. >> reporter: this all happened earlier this morning inside the terminal where the b.a.r.t.
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trains actually connect to the airport. and right now they are are still investigators on scene piecing together exactly what happened. >> reporter: people arriving at the airport saw agents waving and urging them to stay away. he stepped off the b.a.r.t. train and heard the shouting. >> i kept telling everyone go back, go back. shooter, shooter i start yelling. >> reporter: when he got into the terminal, he joined his co-workers in a safe location but could hear how it ended. >> reporter: what did you hear? >> shots. oh, my god, shots. >> reporter: an airport spokesperson says this all happened after a tsa employee spotted a man acting suspiciously. when police officers were called in, they say he pulled two guns on them. they tried deescalating the situation and pulled non-lethal weapons on him.
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but they opened fire. police are trying to figure out why he was armed at the airport. >> there's no indication of it being involved with terrorism. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. didn't stop at the airport for about 30 minutes after the situation. >> it's a little strange to walk up and find out this information. >> i'm not used to shootings in the airport but not unfamiliar with shootings in the bay area. >> reporter: at sfo, sergio quintana. san jose is still investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place last night. a man was driving a car where he tried to car jack another car. the suspect shot at them.
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they returned fire and hit the suspect. he later died at the hospital. no officers were hurt. honoring a fallen deputy. today the santa clara county sheriff's office, unveiled designed plans to honor an officer shot in the line of duty who was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle with devices when he was ambushed. that memorial will be at willowbrook park. >> it will be nice to have a memorial where people can walk by and remember him and what he stood for and the sacrifice that he and his family have made. >> friends and colleagues are hoping it will provide a place for the community to remember all that was done to keep other people safe in the name of public safety. a historic budget for affordable housing projects. the city of berkley just okayed
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nearly 6million to beef up the city's housing stock. that will mean over 400 units throughout the city. part of measure o, approved by voters in 2018. it funds a housing bond to build below-market homes. a woman breathing a sigh of relief after finally being able to connect with her children on the island of tonga. tonight what her kids asked her to send as the island rye recovers from the tsunami. plus. >> kind of cried, and they were crying. it was probably one of the most special moments of my life. >> it was made possible by some thaufl high school students. i'm jeff ranieri. the winds we're talking about could go as high as 50 miles per hour in the mountains. full details and the hourly timeline in about eight minutes.
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the first emergency supplies are finally arriving in tonga today, about a week after that volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated that island community. first, communication lines have been restored and people in the u.s. are finally getting a chance to find out how family and friends are doing. one bay area woman we spoke to has a son and daughter living in tonga. what they asked for, freshwater. >> later on, maybe when the island is opened up for the ship to ship stuff then send food and stuff, because i'm sure there will be a lot of people starving.
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>> tough situation. something at 6:00 we're going to hear more about, how the relief efforts for tonga are ramping up. you may have realized that our meteorologist has been missing from "today in the bay" for a few days. she is back after helping her daughter who has autism get a feeding tube. bella fortunately is getting healthier and stronger with help from that feeding tube. earlier on "today in the bay", kari shared how difficult it was to reach out for help but then found out shy and her family were not alone. >> i was to the point of just about a break there. and, i didn't tell anyone. >> oh, we love you, kari, and you can hear more from kari on the streaming app.
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you can download it now for your apple, roku or amazon fire. >> she carries this burden with such grace and class and is always so optimistic and happy. so we want to send her all our good thoughts, of course. our bay area proud segment is all about highlighting acts of generosity and kindness. this is really good. >> it involves high school students showing just how much they care for one of their teachers. garvin thomas has the video of what the teacher calls one of the best moments of her life. >> janelle, jessica, we all know having the right teacher at the right time can really change a student's life for the better. it turns out that works in reverse as well. it's the scots valley theater department, if they gave out an award for best drama this year, it wouldn't go to any show they put on in the school's theater. no, the most moving scene
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performed by theater students took place on a thursday in december in drama teacher kendra kannegard's classroom. >> i just started crying. they were crying, and it was probably one of the most special moments of my life. >> when it comes to theater, it has always been a big part of her life. a tumor was discovered on her spine. the surgery to remove it left her unable to walk. but kendra had just been cast in her high school musical, so she rehearsed from her hospital bed, and just two months post-op, there she was on stage, in her wheelchair, performing. >> theater, i tell these kids from experience, is like the most healing and important part of my life. it got me through the absolute darkest days, and i wouldn't be here without it. >> and now it looks like theater has once gone come to her aid. her students knew the wheelchair
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she's been using for the past five years wasn't working for her. bulky and ill-fitting, it made every aspect of life more difficult. >> normally, with a wheelchair, it's supposed to feel like an extension of you. and this one, just how difficult it is to get around, it's a constant reminder that i'm in a chair. ♪ ah, ah, ah, ah ♪ >> when a freshman heard that kendra couldn't afford a wheelchair that would really work for her, well, she wanted to do something. >> so twix started a gfundme, believing it might raise a few hundred. but by the time they surprised ms. k with it, it was $7,000. >> it's so unthinkable to me. the fact that people did this thing for me is just grateful,
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grateful doesn't even begin to describe how i feel about it. >> it is money enough for a wheelchair that will truly allow kendra to live the life she wants. thanks to a group of young people who already seem to have figured out what's most important in life. so when they surprised her, it was $7,000. they let the gofundme go a few days more, $12,000. i said in the story that the surgery maid it so kendra was unable to walk. that's not completely true. she progressed to the point where she can take a few steps, which is what she expects to do in july when she walks down the aisle. >> amazing. those kids will take that feeling of what they did for the rest of their lives. wow. >> and hopefully spread it. >> so amazing. >> thanks so much. let's bring in jeff.
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gorgeous, sunny day outside. >> yeah, it certainly was beautiful here across the bay area. we did get in on the blue sky after some thick airs of fog this morning. you can see the golden gate bridge looking fantastic. and we've seep this surge of sunshine. now this, again, is pushing all of our rain chances off to the north. so we're going to keep with this dry pattern sprnly into next week. tomorrow we're going to see a little bit of change, allowing this smaller system to drop down the backside of that pressure, and that will increase the wind. i want to get you into the hourly timeline. i think overall as we start it off for the morning, it's not too gusty for most of us. across the mountains, you can sigh the red burst of color. that's where the winds could be up to 40 miles per hour. as i advance this, you'll start to see that color spread here. through tomorrow afternoon in the mountains, definitely 50 miles per hour wind gusts. at the lower elevations, about
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15 miles per hour. it will and quick blast of wind. as we roll into saturday morning, most of us will see the wind calm down except for the north bay. then after that, we'll clear this wind on out of here for the weekend. and it's looking like it's going to be shaping up pretty good. with the wind moving in, it's going to be a drying and warming wind. not as much fog for tomorrow. also warmer temperatures to start. we'll be down here to 45 in the south bay and for the east pay, bay, starting it off in the 40s. the air temperature's going to be real close to 70 in the south bay, got it at 68 in san jose. in the east bay, 65 in oakland. the peninsula, we've got it moving into 67 in palo alto.
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san mateo, 64. and 67 in downtown. and where the wind's going to be gusting the most, we'll find the driest air and of course the warmest temperatures. look at this, humidity down to 35% in the north bay. you start to feel it, might need to get the lotion, chapstick out tomorrow because your skin's going to feel drier with that lower humidity. 69 in novato. we'll stay dry the next seven days. sunday looks like the best day. for the inland valleys, we are continuing with this trend of 60s in the forecast. 65 on saturday, 63 on sunday, and those low 60s into next week. so far so good. she just completed a solo trip around the world, and she is 19. tonight, hear from the youngest female pilot to complete that kind of a journey.
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get a shot, enjoy the zoo. the oakland zoo is encouraging everyone to get the shot. they are set up to give shots to anyone 5-year-old and up on february 5th and 26th. anyone who gets the shot will be given a free family pass for two adults and two children plus free parking. it's a value of approximately $100. good deal. you don't have to make an appointment, but if you wish, can you make the appointment. starting today, you have to upgrade your mask if you want to go to the symphony. they're requiring everyone to
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wear an n95 or kn95. not just a cloth one or your pretty one. it needs to be that one, the n95, it is based on changes from health leaders as omicron surges. they previously announced that starting february 1st, all concert-goers would have to show proof of vaccination. karl the fog returned on twitter. karl has tweeted more than 10,000 times and has more than 340,000 followers. in announcing his return, karl the fog said he'd put on a few metric tons. he added that he moved in which in with
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his parents during the start of the pandemic. a 19 year old has touched down. she's first person to make a trip in a micro light plane. >> i was coming here trying to imagine what it would be like. and even this flight wasn't easy. so i'm just happy. >> of course she's happy. her goal is to inspire other young women. we enjoyed meeting zara when she landed here. just five months into her record-setting journey, think about what you were doing when you were 19. a star-studded super bowl halftime show.
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california feel to it. ♪ california ♪ >> yeah! nfl released its promotional video hyping the halftime show. some of the biggest names taking the stage. snoop of course, >> i want to go to the halftime show. >> you can watch the halftime show and the super bowl right here on nbc bay area, february 13th. that will be a huge day for us. we essentially are broadcasting the olympics and the super bowl all for the first time ever at the same time. >> same time. >> so we're triple casting. jessica is holding down the fort here. >> yes. >> you're in l.a. >> janelle is in beijing, and i'm in lamp. >> why am i here? >> you're the glue that keeps it all together. >> i feel like i should be at the halftime show.

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