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mandatory evacuations are underway and highway 1 is closed this morning. thank you so much for joining us, i am kira klapper. we'll get back to that breaking news, first, let's check in with vianey arana tracking our forecast. over night there were some high winds, could those cause problems for those fires? >> we have seen significant win speeds down to less than 10 miles per hour. some of the wind advisories in e i effective for the east bay hills. we are still seeing those gusty winds. as far as the ig sur area goes, yesterday we were focusing on the offshore wind event, a lot
of smoke were going off into the ocean. today we'll see a shift. the national weather service released a 24 hour peak winds. look at mount diablo, 71 miles per hour and oakland at 60 miles per hour and half-moon bay at 55 miles per hour. i will talk more details of advisories and your extended outlook come up. >> vianey, we'll see you about 15. happening now more than 5,000 people in berkeley and piedmont are out of power. pg&e hopes to have power restored later this morning. back to the breaking news in big sur, the wildfires is burning along the coast. you can see if flames burning along the ridge there. the chp shuts down highway 1,
south of carmel. there are mandatory evacuations for people living in that area. this is a video taken by someone racing to escape the fire. this is in the palo colorado canyon, it is close to big sur, a few miles from the bixsy ridge. the american red cross has opened a shelter evacuees at carmel middle school. we'll continue to tweet updates and will continue to do so. follow us @nbcbayarea. happening today, 60,000 covid kits are handed out. today ian cull is moving you forward explaining that you may
have a chance to get a test. >> reporter: there is relief on the way for many frustrated south bay residents trying to track down at home covid tests. the county will be giving them out next week. >> starting tomorrow, 60,000 at-home antigen tests will be able for direct distribution over the next week. >> reporter: santa clara county is requiring appointments for pick up. you have to sign up at sccfree test.org. looked at every appointment to pick one up was booked. >> while we are starting to see a decrease in the omicron surge. it is important to know that our prevalence of circulating covid in the community is still very
high. >> reporter: those tests come from i-health. >> it shows you the ongoing dedication of our county's work force to ensure the health and safety of our community despite this ongoing disaster. >> reporter: you can keep checking back if there is a cancellation or a spot will open. you can continue to order from the federal government supply. it is available through that website. county fishes say they're going to try to get more of those coveted tests to give out to residents. ian cull, nbc bay area news. teachers in oakland can vote to strike, this after the teachers union in the district were trying to reach an agreement before midnight last night. teachers are demanding weekly pcr testing at all school sites. high quality masks for teachers and students and more staff. the district handed out kn 95
masks for students. parents and students we spoke with are worried about that alarming staff shortages. >> who is teaching our children right now? if there is no teachers available, there is not enough staff available. >> i want parents to be able to send their kids to school and not have to worry that they may come back with covid. >> the alameda county office of education is weighing in. the superintendent says she dispatched 55 employees from her office to various districts struggling with teachers sick-out. san francisco will be packed today with thousands of pro-life advocates for the 18th annual walk for life. it begins in the civic center plaza at 12:30. marchers will walk down at market street and finish at the
embarcadero. it is still the nation's second largest pro-life demonstration in the country after the one in washington, d.c. which also will be held today. there will also be a counter protest in the city that begins at 11:30 at the phillip burton federal building. people continue to come together to mourn the death of michelle go, she was pushed into the platform of the oncoming train. the suspect has a history of mental illness was arrested. michelle go lived in new york but her home was in fremont. here is cheryl hurd. >> this moment is important. we need to recognize michelle's life. >> reporter: many people who came here didn't know michelle go. they felt it was important to be
here. >> the fact she did graduate from the high school my kids went and she grew up in fremont. it makes it closer to home. >> reporter: she moved to new york many years ago establishing a career and volunteering and focusing on people with mental health problems. this past weekend someone pushed her in front of a subway train in times square. >> michelle does not deserve this and especially with the last two years of asians hate crime rising. >> when we see this happening time and time again, we need to speak up against this. >> reporter: it is unclear why the person turned themselves in for the crime allegedly attacked go. the suspect has a record of mental health problem from new york to san francisco. people have been coming together to remember go. >> my comments are personal. this is personal.
>> reporter: dr. steven chang was her doctor as a child. >> michelle stood for love and that's the most important word here today. what did she bring to the community. >> reporter: her parents did not attend go's celebration of life but they sent a message they wanted everyone to hear. >> they don't want people to focus how she died and the tragedy around that. they want people to focus about how she lived and what she lived for. >> reporter: cheryl hurd, today in the bay. >> there is another candlelight vigil tonight in fremont at central park pavilion. we have new details of the nationwide covid testing company that's under investigation for mishandling people's tests.
it is closing its doors in definitely. our investigative unit exposed this story two weeks ago. soon after the federal government got involved. the company is called center for covid control. people claimed the company and its lab failed to deliver results and delivered inaccurate results or delivered results when customers were not tested. the company paused its operation last week. the company announced all of its location will stay close. on your saturday morning, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," when testing for covid, do you do a nasal or oral swab a study shows which is more effective when detecting the virus. the latest conditions of the humidity and shift in wind, coming up in my full forecast, stick around.
developing news of wildfires along the big sur coast, mandatory evacuations are underway. the chp has shut down highway 1. crews across monterey county are on the scene, hundreds of acres are burned. a fifth person from the bay area has been arrested in connection with the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol.
52-year-old kenneth armstrong has been charged with four federal offenses. they include trespassing and disorderly conduct and picketting at the capitol. he faces a one year in jail and $100,000 fines if convicted. he was arrested the thursday and he's now out on $10,000 bond. we are getting more information about the deadly shooting in san jose's rose garden neighborhood. san jose police say the man shae shot and killed was a wanted felon who fired at officers first. 32-year-old robert seth carter had five felony arrest warrants and was on probation for battery when he stole a car in san jose on wednesday. the police helicopter picked up surveillance and followed the stolen car into santa clara and back into the rose garden area.
carter opened fire at several officers. they released these pictures to show officers were justified in shooting him. >> four officers in total fired their weapons. carter continued the handgun and struck more than once by the officers' rounds. >> reporter: the handgun was a ghost gun. we are following developing news in los angeles, former governor arnold schwarzenegger involved in a car crash nearhis home in brentwood. his large suv rolled over to a prius, four cars were involved. we are told the former governor is okay. the woman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
law enforcement at the scene saying it was arnold schwarzenegger's fault for turning left at the arrow that was still red. covid booster shots are highly effective at keeping you out of the hospital. the cdc released a number of studies and one of them looked at hospitals and emergency department from august through january. they found that a third dose of the pfizer and moderna vaccines reduced the odds of hospital and emergency room visits by 94%. that was during the delta variant. that drops a bit to 82% against the omicron variant. despite those high percentages, the cdc's data revealed fewer than half of all americans that are eligible boosters have received one. if you ever used those at-home rapid covid tests, we are getting some guidance which is the best way to swab yourself. in your nose or throat?
a study found that nasal swabs are far more effective. earlier this month, doctors tested both techniques, while experts say lab tests are the best way to detect the virus. the nasal swab still has 98% sensitivity compares to 49% hap nation's largest pharmacy chain, cvs, will be closing six of their stores. 581 on market street, 731 and market, 351 california, 500 pines and 400 sutter. in a statement cvs says prescription will be transferred to other stores.
to a follow-up story we brought you last week. the serviceman who got stuck in germany because of a covid visa delay is headed back to the bay. it started when him and his wife traveled to europe to celebrate the arrival of their first child due next month. his wife made it back to san francisco but he spent 75 days stuck in germany. he'll be heading home today before his wife has their baby. great news. did you catch the unbelievable moment at chase center? stephen curry with a game winning shot at the buzzer? take a look. chase center and the final minute of 45 seconds remaining, stephen curry had the chance to giver the warriors the lead but missed it but 5 seconds
remaining, this time curry nailed it. take a look. oh! warriors beat the houston rockets, 105-103. time now to check in with our vianey arana for a full look of our forecast. something tells me we are both wearing 49ers colors for the game today. >> for me i will be out of state, pure coincidence but it worked out. >> there you go. >> at least you are not wearing good evening with the green screen behind you. >> exactly. it will be a fun day when it comes to temperatures, because it is going to be a little milder and warmer. in green bay, a whole different situation. i know they are prepared. let's take a look right now at san francisco, what a beautiful start to our morning. we got of course fog and some pink hues in the skies. i do need to update you guys on the big sur fire, what's the latest conditions and what we are monitoring right now. the wind are lighter compares to
last night's gusty conditions. we are hearing mix information of how many acres have been burned so far? we know 215 acres have been burned. it is been several hours. there is going to be more but the good news is we are going to see the winds diminished. we are monitoring a shift in the wind direction. yesterday a lot of the wind is from the south, it was cushioning a lot of the smoke in towards the ocean. now with shift from the northeast could potentially put some of that smoke up on the peninsula and monterey as well. we saw a better recovery of humidity over night. any time we see a shift in the wind, the reason there is a concern for it because it changes the direction o the fire. we'll keep a close eye on that. as far as wind warning for us here in the bay area a little closer to the north. it is still under a wind warning
at least until 11:00 a.m. the rest are expiring at 11:00 a.m. it is still gusty out there. how gusty did we get in 25 miles per hour p look at mount diablo, 71 miles per hour. oakland at 60 miles per hour. you can imagine with these wind gusts triggered a lot of power outages. half-moon bay at 65 miles per hour. wind gusts right now still pretty gusty up in napa and concord area which is why we are expecting for that to linger around until 11:00. notice what happens into the afternoon, we finally begin to see those winds fall below the 10 miles per hour. as far as relative humidity, still pretty dry in santa rosa and napa area. we recover nicely through the south. forecasted highs for today. we'll be in the 60s, 65 degrees in san jose.
63 in oakland and as of right now, things are quiet when it comes to the rain. no rain insight. not for the next several days. high pressure will continue to dominate. that's going to set us up for another seven-day forecast for our dry weather here in the bay area. >> we need the rain but those sunshine looks beautiful. vianey, thanks, we'll be right back.
welcome back, garvin thomas goes to their office, a small garage and show us their stories in this morning's bay area proud,". >> reporter: a garage in silicon valley where many successful adventures have had a root. instead of being measured in profits and stock prices. vickie and her team of volunteers measure their success in bundles of compassions. >> we have delivered 12,599 arrangements to make people happy. >> reporter: vickie started flowers of comfort in the bay area. she volunteered for them so she knew the need were still there so she stepped up to fill the void. >> reporter: the flowers primarily left over from whole
sellers are collected then transformed into arrangement destined to brighten homes and hospital rooms of patients, many often nearing the end of their lives. >> these people are in hospice and dying and their families are grieving so to bring a little cheer into the host means a lot to them. >> reporter: each year vickie finds more and more places in need of their services. >> volunteer diane recently spent time at the medical center, she experienced firsthand what flowers can do, not just for patients but their caregivers. >> they give people something to focus on that's so much positive. >> reporter: the 25 arrangements is headed there. vickie says it is a lot of work, her teams are mostly retired women but she can't imagine stopping any time soon.
their work is as important ass the beautiful. >> it makes me teary-eyed when i am helping somebody that's facing something horrible in their life. it would be difficult to stop. >> that was garvin thomas reporting for us. just lovely. it is 7:27. we have much more ahead for you on "today in the bay,". coming up the unusual wildfires burning in the middle of winter. the fast moving flames pushed by over night winds and the latest on how many acres have burned. stay with us.
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a massive winter wildfires burning south of carmel along the beautiful big sur coast not far from the famous bixby bridge. mandatory evacuations are underway and highway 1 is closed this morning. thank you so much for starting your saturday morning with us. i am kira klapper, we'll get back to that breaking news in a moment. first, let's check our meteorologist vianey arana. . >> definitely a decrease in the
wind. up in the north bay and high elevation is still gusty at times. i will get to our 24 hours peak of wind gusts in a second. it is a calmer start compares to the wind. let's talk about the big sur wildfires. current wind speeds right now in the south is 5 miles per hour. a lot of that smoke is going off into the ocean. right off into the coastline area but today with the shift potentially in the wind could bring up some of the smoke up the peninsula and the monterey area. we are monitoring that closely. any time there is a shift in the winds could make a shift in the fire. you can see highlighted areas still seeing gusty winds through there. i will take you through the timing all of that coming up in my full forecast. kira. as vianey talking about those high winds impacting
power. more than 5,000 people in berkeley, piedmont and oakland are without power this morning. this is a look at the pg&e outage map. you can see orange, green and red where people are impacted. berkeley police say there are some downed power lines because of over light winds. pg&e hopes to restore their power this evening. the colorado fire burning along the coast. cal fire confirmed 1500 acres have burned over night. you can see the flames burning along that ridge there. the chp has shutdown highway 1, this is south of carmel. there are mandatory evacuations for people living in the area. we got this video from someone racing to escape that neighborhood and that fire. this is in the palo colorado canyon, you can see on this map, it is close to big sur and not far from the bixby bridge of 4 files of a drive.
crews are helping to battle the blaze. the american red cross has opened a shelter for evacuees. we hope you stay the latest with us, our team has been tweeting updates and continue that on twitter @nbcbayarea. happening today, 60,000 covid test kits will be handed out in the south bay. if you live or work in santa clara county, you can get for free at home tests. ian cull is moving you forward. >> reporter: relief for south bay residents trying to track down at-home tests. the county will be giving it out. >> 60,000 antigen tests will be available for direct
distribution through four drive-up sites over the next week. >> reporter: each person who lives or works or goes to school in the south bay can get up to four at one of these four sites. you have to sign up at sccfreetests.org. it appears demand is still high. we look at every appointment for pick up is booked. >> we are starting to see a decrease in the omicron surge, it is important to know that our prevalence of circulating covid virus in the community is still very, very high. >> reporter: the county says it will also deliver some test areas without internet access and those tests come from i-health, a sunnyvale based testing company. it shows you the ongoing dedications of our county's work force to ensure the health and safety of our community despite this ongoing disaster. >> reporter: if you missed out this time, you can check back if
there is a cancellation and perhaps order from the government supply. federal officials are trying to get more tests to give out to residents. ian cull, nbc bay area news. in oakland, teachers can vote to strike this after the teachers union and the district trying to reach an agreement before last night. high quality masks for all students and teachers and more staff like substitutes. the district says it handed out kn-95 masks to students and is waiting on back ordered outdoor furniture so students can eat outside. parents and students we spoke with are worried about this alarming staffing shortage. >> who is teaching our children right now? if there is no teachers available, there is not enough
subs available. >> i want parents to be able to send their kids to school and not have to worry that they may come back with covid. >> the alameda county office of education is weighing in. the superintendent says she has dispatched 55 employees from her office to various schools that are strugging of teachers sick-out. thousands of pro-life advocates will gather in san francisco at 12:30. marchers will walk down at market street and end at the embarcadero. we have video of the march drew roughly 50,000 people. in 2021, because of the pandemic, that number dropped to 3,000. san francisco's march is still the largest pro-life demonstration in the country after the one in washington, d.c. which is also happening today. there are also will be a counter protest in the city today, it
begins at 11:30 at the phil burton federal building. people continue to come together to celebrate the life and mourn the death of michelle go. she was pushed off the city subway platform and into an con coming train. the suspect has a history of mental illness was arrested afterwards. while go lived in new york, her home was in fremont. today in the bay, cheryl hurd is there. >> reporter: many people who came here didn't know michelle go. tonight they felt it was important to be here. >> i may not know her but the fact that she graduated from the high school that my kids went to and grew up in fremont makes it closer to home. >> reporter: her death taken place far from home in new york city. she moved there many years ago establishing a career and volunteering and focusing on
people with mental health problems. this past weekend someone pushed her in front of a subway train in times square. >> michelle does not deserve this and with the last two years of asian hate crimes rising. >> when we see this happens time and time again, we have to speak up against this. >> reporter: it is unclear why the person turned himself in for the crime attacking go. the suspect has a record of mental health problem from new york to san francisco, people have been coming together to remember go. >> my comments are personal. michelle was my patient. >> reporter: dr. chan was her doctor as a child. some of her friends were here too. >> michelle stood for love. that's the most important word today. what did she bring to the
community? >> reporter: her parents did not attend go's celebration of life but they sent a message they want everyone to hear. >> they don't want people to focus about the tragedy around her death. they want the people to focus on how she lived and what she lived for. >> reporter: cheryl hurd, today in the bay. >> there is another candlelight vigil to remember michelle go. it begins at 5:30 at central park pavilion in fremont. we have new details about the nationwide covid testing company that's under investigation for mishanding people's tests. it is closing its stores in definitely, that includes three bay area locations you may have been to, in san jose, mountain view and san ramon the company
called center for covid control, people across the country claims the company and this lab failed to deliver results or delivered inaccurate results or delivered results when customers were not even tested. the company paused its operation last week, the site set to reopen today but the company announced all of its locations will remain closed. the san jose sharks are teaming up with stanford blood center for a save a life blood drive. it started at 7:30. donors will be eligible to win sharks tickets. at 7:40. still to come on "today in the bay," it is game day for the niners, we hope they are marching one step closer to the super bowl. don't want to jinx things. stay with us. yes, it was very windy, coming up, we'll go through the 24 hours peak wind gusts through
now. cal fire's latest information, 5% containment. humidity does tend to recover over night and we are going to see right now the winds are pretty light down to this area near the monterey county as well. a change in the wind shift later this afternoon could drive some of that smoke up the peninsula. national weather service did tweet out a fascinaing discussion of this fire and the impact of california drought. we had a successful rain and you are thinking we had a lot of rain in november and october and why are we having a fire in january. as jeff was talking about last night, any fire can quickly turn dangerous if it is a large enough ignition and the long-term impact of the droughts are showing themselves. go ahead and check it out. i invite you to do it. i retweeted from the national weather service. wind warnings will be in effect until 11:00 a.m. i want to take a look at the 24
hours peak winds. mount diablo saw winds of 71 miles per hour. look at oakland, those windy conditions really impactful last night and when are they going to diminished? we'll see this continue to decrease this afternoon as you look at the time stamp out here. everything down below the south, i should say the north bay was allowed to expire when it came to those advisories. look at what happens to the wind. we start to drop down below the 25 miles per hour range. we saw a nice boost and humidity over night, we could be doing better up in the north bay. we are still less than 30%. forecasted highs, mostly sunny. 63 degrees in oakland, 55 in san jose. 66 in concord, we do not have any rain in sights.
satellite radar right now and the dry weather continues with the high pressure conning to dominate. any chance of rain stays off to our north and south. were going to monitor this heading into hopefully what could be more of a february outlook on potential in coming rain. for now, this is your seven-day forecast, temperatures remain in the 60s through tomorrow, lovely weekend ahead and yes, the dry weather will remain in areas at least for the next several days. 7 to 10 or maybe longer. kira, send it back to you. >> all right, we'll be right back, we hope you stick with us.
a spectacular look at the golden gate bridge, it is so clear out there. a beautiful way to start our sunny saturday. >> did you know we are less than two weeks away from the winter olympics and as we count down to the game, we want you to get to know the u.s. olympic teams including our carmel native. she has overcomed a career of half-pipe skiing. her list is a bit longer than most. >> we didn't want you to b all along. british skier brita sigourney.
>> i am from carmel, california. >> i have broken my collarbone. i don't even have it anymore. >> this collarbone shattered in a million pieces and i broke my pelvis and my fibula and tibula. broken kneecaps and acl and -- >> brita sigourney taken home the bronze. >> when i was young, it was not a question, i just bounce back from surgeries no matter how long. now it is a little different, i love the sport enough to come back to it. >> our coverage starts on thursday, february 3rd, the opening ceremony is february 4th, you can watch it all right here on nbc bay area. be sure to stay with us for
that. okay, this one is for the 49 others faithfuls. the weather in green bay wisconsin will be around 5 degrees. we now know nick bosa, he was cleared to play, he was in the league's concussion protocol but was cleared yesterday. bosa and jimmy g. all had the green light to play today. one fan from mexico will be doing the same rooting for the niners and living out his dreams. it started as a passion project that turned into a real job when the team hired him. our digital journalist jonathan bloom spoke to him about how it all started with mario's love of the red and gold. >> in 2012, i decided to open social media accounts for the niners in spanish. >> watch that story with our nbc bay area's streaming app on roku
welcome back, here is what you can expect tomorrow morning with "sunday today" with willie geist. >> good morning kira, great to see you. my conversation with two times oscar winner, merhershla ali. >> was that a daunting prospect for you to act literally across from yourself? >> i think i am always as an actor looking for this thing that excites me and challenges me but i found pretty consistently that tie to that is that part that terrifies me and when i start to steal that, when i feel both things, i know i am in the right place. >> plus, the latest news and another life well lived when
"sunday today" airs at 6:00 a.m. in the bay area. if you don't happen to be up, set the dvr and we'll see when ever you are ready for us. thank you, willie, here is a quick look at our top stories. the wildfires burning along the big sur coast. it is 5% contained. you can see those large flames burning along the ridge as a result, the chp shuts down highway 1, south of carmel. this is in the colorado canyon. there are mandatory evacuations for people in that area. crews from across santa cruz and monterey counties are helping battle the fire. be sure to stay with us on the over night winds and fire. our teams have been tweeting updates and will continue to do so today.
follow us on twitter @nbc bay area. this is a look at the pg&e outage map. you can see an orange green and a large swath of oakland are affected. pg&e hopes to have power restored later this morning. pro-life advocates will gather for the 18th annual walk for life. we'll walk down market street and end at the embarcadero. there will be a counter protest in san francisco, that starts at 11: 30 at the phillip burton federal building. all right, before we go, let's get one last check of the weekend's forecast with vianey. >> hey there, you saw in oakland, they had power outages.
just to give you a heads up. the areas highlighted in the red are under a wind warning. mainly above a thousand feet. the rest of the bay area, advisories was a lot to expire. we are not expecting any rain. it will be windy and near the big sur fire, we see the winds diminishing over night.s the shift in the wind and how that makes the fire react. san francisco's seven-day forecast heading into sunday and monday, we keep the dry weather, a lot of sunshine and that's for sure and even in in land areas, mid and upper 60s will remain in our forecast through the start of our workweek. >> looks like beautiful weather for people to have their niners tailgate today. >> thank you for all of you making us apart of your saturday morning. we have more local news for
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