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right now at 7. breaking news. the bay area and the nation react to a decisive verdict in the murder of george floyd. >> we will celebrate or release some of the steam and pressure that is been on many black and brown people in this community. >> it doesn't mean it is the end of any problems whatsoever. good evening. here is a look at that verdict. the former police officer derek chauvin was found guilty on all three counts he was facing, second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. the verdict was read five hours ago and crowds have been celebrating in the streets of minneapolis ever since. we are also gathering reaction here in the bay area. we began the team coverage from
san francisco. >> reporter: here in the castro, there is no planned gathering for the george floyd verdict, people have plenty to say about it. many telling us they are overrun with emotions today. we spoke with people who said they are happy that there is a conviction and a feeling relief because they say in this case justice has been served. there is also a bit of shock because they say the derek chauvin guilty verdict is so rare. >> if george floyd had been a white guy, that wouldn't have happened. but because he was a person of color or to be black, brown, pink, purple, or otherwise, he was treated differently than i would be. >> i was happy because i thought anything less than -- first of all i was surprised it only took a day and it had to be unanimous in trying to get 12 people together on a major murder charge is to their credit. i am glad the verdict but sad
at the same time for where we are in this country, but this is a tiny step forward. >> reporter: the police chief put out a statement that reads today's verdict concludes a criminal trial but the work of doing justice for george floyd doesn't end today. my hope for all of us in criminal justice rolls is that we rise to this moment and learn the lessons that history has frankly been trying to teach us for decades. and chief scott went on to say that law enforcement must build trust where they have it, restore it where they have lost it, and on it where they never had it. in san francisco, reporting. people of all backgrounds showed up at oakland city hall today and some waved banners celebrating the guilty verdict. others honked their horns. it is a big relief to businesses as well in the area. some were bracing for potential violence if the verdict have
swung the other way. >> i think it is great. i think it is a victory for the movement and a real victory for all of the people who came out day after day after day and all summer of last year and this movement doesn't and now and we keep going forward from here and keep fighting. >> the district attorney said this could be an inflection point for sweeping change because nothing does more damage to good policing then seeing it is its worst. >> it undermines public trust and it undermines public safety. i know the majority of officers, the ones doing good work and difficult work with pride and integrity will want nothing more than to see folks like derek chauvin eliminated from the ranks. >> governor newsom wayne in saying the hard truth is that if george floyd looked like me he would still be alive today. know conviction can repair the harm done to george floyd and his family, but today's verdict
provides some accountability as we work to root out racial injustice. >> this is only the beginning from the warriors they said and our country will need to continue to move forward with purposeful meaning and action in an effort to achieve racial justice in america. we will continue to monitor any development throughout the night and bring you the latest tonight at 11:00. and now an uptick in covid cases is forcing a setback in the north bay. marin county was expected to become the first in the bay area to move into the state most relaxed yellow tier today but the officials said it will stay in the orange for now and the reason is a spike in cases likely linked to young people and spring break travel. the is a new push in santa clara county to vaccinate those
who may be hesitant to get a shot. the county is sending outreach teams door-to-door to homes and businesses. there hoping to combat misinformation and help people book appointments. the county recently received 300,000 doses of the vaccine from the federal government, which helped go from a shortage to a surplus. right now just under 60% of the population is at least partially vaccinated. county health officials say they need to raise that number significant we to reach herd immunity. >> when we go business-to- business, there is a lot of misinformation and a lot of the employees are misinformed about what exactly the shot is. >> i was afraid at first but my parents-in-law are close to 70 years old and they got vaccinated first and they didn't have any side effects. >> in napa county a mass vaccination clinic continues tomorrow at the maritime resort
open from 9:00 to 4:00 and anyone 16 and older is welcome and they will be giving out the pfizer vaccine. berkeley high has put all athletic tryouts on pause through at least wednesday after three participants and boys basketball tested positive. the school district said today most players haven't been wearing masks and all attendees are now in a 10 day quarantine. still ahead, some drastic action because of the drought. the vote tonight that could make washing your car off- limits in one bay area county. >> i think people of course need to conserve and use what is needed. >> i think it is ridiculous. looking ahead at yosemite. what you need to know about making reservations. later the latest products that apple just unveiled at its first event of the year. some thunderstorms that developed over northern california actually made their way down into bay area county and we have rain still falling in northeastern napa county and more widespread rain in the
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right now, the marin municipal water district is meeting and could soon become the first big water agency in the bay area to impose water restrictions. we report their decision could change the rules for nearly 200,000 people. >> reporter: the board will likely approve the restrictions that will take effect in days.
for months the agency has been asking people to conserve water voluntarily but starting may 1 it will be mandatory with was of our levels so low. this is what phoenix lake looked like less than four weeks ago and this is what it looks like today with hardly any rainfall since then. a large dry patch now appearing in the middle with more water pumped out to meet the demand. >> this is the lowest i have ever seen it. >> people have been here their whole lives and have never seen it this low. >> reporter: it normally gets 50 inches of rain per year and this season it got less than half that amount and you can see how much water has been pumped out and where the level is today. >> it is the driest year in 90 years and we have had not quite record-breaking but an incredibly low amount of rain and you just have to walk around the watershed to see what the situation is. >> reporter: it is that 52% capacity for storage and last year it was that 89% prompting the likely mandatory rules.
among watering lawns will be limited to once a week and no refilling pools and no home carwashes. warnings will be issued for first-time violators and then finds of $25 and up to 250 for multiple infractions. >> people need of course to conserve and use what is needed instead of the desires for fulfilling your life but really what do you need and going from that. >> reporter: what you think of the finds they will issue? >> i think it is ridiculous and people are suffering enough with the pandemic and all of these mask rules and this and that. >> reporter: unlike other districts, this agency draws most of its water from seven local reservoirs and doesn't rely on state or federal water sources making mandatory rules and urgent matter.
>> the official vote by the board is expected this evening and it would be the first time in more than 30 years that this area would be under mandatory conservation rules. fire watch now and crews are working to put out that wildfire in mendocino county. the so-called turnout fire has burned about 200 acres. it is 25% contained. they say that cooler temperatures overnight help them make progress, but the steep terrain is very challenging. and a live look outside right now and it is very windy and some locations. a little bit of good news. it does look like rain is returning to the bay area. >> that is great news. policy with the forecast. it is already raining it sounds like in northern california. we did have a few showers and the thunderstorm made its way into northern napa county within the past few hours and there is some still rainfall in the neck corner gh we have not seen any lightning strikes within the last hour, which is a sign it is weakening but if we zoom out and put it in motion, you can see the
shower that was trying to move into napa fell apart as it moves through and down here but still some rain for the moment, but that will also fall apart over the next hour or so as the sun goes down. we do have more rain in the forecast as we head further down the line and the future cast optimistically trying to hold onto a few sprinkles in the east bay this evening and we can hope for that but it is already falling apart. rain will move in this weekend, saturday night through monday morning and it will bring us not a lot of rain maybe 1/10 to 1/4 of an inch of rain in all likelihood but maybe a little more than that in some parts of the north bay but we will take what we can get is important because the latest numbers show that we are 10 inches to 20 inches below average for how much rain we have received at this point in the season so we have long since passed the time where we can catch up to that, but it is important for the amount of moisture in the fire field. if you spent all day and zoom meetings, last thing you want to see if another chart. the gray line here tracks the amount of moisture for fire fuel and the vegetation that is
used by the wildfires and this is from the assessment system and the gray line tracks the amount normal as we go to the year so it goes down in the summer and back up during the rainy season. the red line is the minimum they have ever tracked toward the bottom of the chart in the blue line spiking up and down is how much we have seen so far this year since the beginning of 2021 and that is highly variable because it reacts to any chance of rain and any rainfall that occurs so wind went up after the atmospheric . down in february and back up in march when we picked up some rain and it is now down again, below the red line and we are currently at record levels in terms of how dry those fire fuels are. so any rain we get this weekend will help to boost the blue line back up closer to where it should be this time of year and hopefully it helps us push back the onset of the significant fire threat around the bay area
as we get into warmer and the driest parts of the year and we will wait and see how that shapes up this weekend but beyond that into the dry season. right now some fog along the coast making its way back in and it is still breezy and cool was 70 in santa rosa and you are the outlier by a wide margin and everybody else's temperatures are in the 50s and it is down to 52 in livermore, but the clouds have been tough to shake because of the strong onshore breeze but it will weaken as we head through tonight. the wind won't be nearly as strong tomorrow. it will still be onshore so cool along the coast and bay but warmer temperatures further inland because the onshore breeze won't be strong enough to push the cool air that far inland. we start off in the mid 40s to around 50 early tomorrow morning. still mid 50s along the coast with a mix of upper 50s and low to mid 60s around the bay and 2 degrees or 4 degrees below average for this time of year which is not bad but not as windy but it will feel warmer. it will be warmer further inland with temperatures in the mid-70s and the warmest spot east of the range reaching up to above 80 degrees. temperatures stay steady thursday and friday. cooler saturday with more clouds but still drive the first half of the weekend and then the rain chance arrives for the second half of the
weekend. i will have an updated look at how much we can expect coming up at 11. here is a look at your top headlines. celebrations continue in the streets of minneapolis after a jury determined george floyd was murdered by the former police officer who knelt on his neck for nine minutes and a confrontation over a counterfeit $20 bill. >> no one should be above the law. today's verdict send that message. but it's not enough. we can stop here. in order to live a real change with reform, we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that a tragedy like this will ever happen or occur again. >> after your protest, three weeks of testimony, and two days of deliberation, the jury found former minneapolis police officer rek inteon whe ed, rs eu >> guilty. >> this trial is not the end of what needs to happen but this
is a great start. i am so glad minnesota was the one to say enough. enough. >> moments after hearing the verdict, derek chauvin was led away in handcuffs and faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in eight weeks. european drug regulators issued their verdict on the johnson & johnson vaccine. they say that the benefits of the one dose shot outweigh the risks and the agency did find a possible link between the shot and a very rare blood clot reported here in the u.s. and says a warning should be added to the label. >> when vaccines are rolled out to a large number of people it is possible that very rare side effects can occur. >> here the state department is warning against international travel because of the covid concerns and an updated advisory is expected within days and warning against the visits to roughly 80% of the world's countries.
>> yosemite national park will take reservations for day visitors starting tomorrow and those reservations can be used starting may 21 reservations will be limited and are expected to fill up quickly. they will cost $35 a car and the park is using their status to determine capacity and they are currently in the orange tier. we are getting a look at some of apple's new products. they live stream their first event of the year today and there are new imacs and in a range of colors and a new ipad and something called air tags and they can help keep track of things like your wallet or backpack through their find my app. and there is also a new version of apple tv coming out as well as some updates to the apple cart. >> they need one for cars keys. >> you think they have it on that little thing and i will need that for sure. >> you may need that one for sure. thank you. coming up a very a woman who is making history in the cannabis industry. >> i work three jobs to get where i am at.
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and from peace mode to bud tender they help celebrate 4 20 in the south bay. the former nfl star was guest but attending at san jose's air supply company help customers with their selections and even find some autographs. the former running back was busy behind the counter but we did talk to some very excited customers. >> i am stoked being here and you know is a gentleman of his stature it is insane. >> am excited he is always doing something local and supporting the community so it is nice to have the opportunity to try it first here. up next a jersey warn by baseball legend willie mays is up for auction
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one lucky fan could soon own the jersey warn by willie mays , arguably the greatest all- around player to ever step between the lines and he wore this during the first giants season in san francisco and heritage auction said the jersey is expected to fetch up to $60,000 and i think it will go higher. >> he wore the uniform and the giants became the san francisco giants back in 1958 and the bidding ends in 17 days. right now the highest bid is $26,000. >> it wi tweedennis who gets this thing. >> i don't want to get between that.
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