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never be divided. >> two-thirds of the budget is going to policing. that needs to be going back into the community. right now at 4:30, demands growing in the bay area to take a hard and long look at law enforcement. next, a live report on how some cities are responding today. world health organization bombshell saying coronavirus patients without symptoms are not behind the spread of the virus. coming up a live report on how the world is reacting, plus, the reason behind a spike in south bay hospitalizations. "today in the bay" starts right now.
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and a good tuesday morning. thank you for starting your day with us. i'm marcus washington. and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. today i want to talk with kari about the weather. i want to talk with mike about traffic, too, but it feels a little warm already here in the south bay. it's going to be warmer this afternoon, and we're going to continue to see that warm-up happening between today and tomorrow as we get a look at where we're starting right now this morning in dublin. as you get ready to head out the door we're in the low 50s here. it's a cool start to the day. at noon we'78 degrees and we continue to warm up as we get ready to hit the upper 80s and low 90s in parts of the tri-valley. we're up to 92 today in antioch and san jose will reach 87 degrees. we'll get even hotter tomorrow so i'll talk more about that coming up in the forecast. right now, mike, you are watching the morning commute. any issues as drivers head out the door? not until just a few minutes ago, no. less than five minutes ago chp
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called all lanes blocked, temporarily. the map shows you overall around the water you're just fine. we're looking out to the altamont, coming in to livermore, west 580, a crash. three cars, no injuries but before you get to the crash scene there's slowing and they blocked all traffic, i believe, clearing lanes right now. this should be cleared over the next few, marcus. if not, we'll let you know. >> we'll stay tuned to you for more information on that. thanks, mike. well, change is already in the works here in some cities in the bay area as protesters across the country demand police departments be defunded. nbc bay area's jackie ward is live for us in san francisco city hall with what's happening locally. and so talk to us about what are we going to see there, jackie? >> reporter: marcus, different cities are taking different approaches. here in san francisco three city supervisors want to legally limit the weapons that are used during protests. they want to ban a few things including rubber bullets, fla
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flashbangs, tear gas and pepper spray as crowd control strategies. mayor london breed said she will lead the effort to divert to community groups. they are considering a ballot measure to limit the police commission's power. at a protest many want the police department defunded and feel a disproportionate number of officers are no longer there to serve and protect. >> if i call 911 for an emergency, they're more likely to reprimand me than to do what's necessary, so we have to protect each other. >> reporter: san jose mayor sam liccardo says he supports police reform, which is why the san jose police department can no longer use rubber projectiles for dispersing crowds. liccardo also said he will not defund the police department because he believes it wouldn't help the very people that have been victims of systemic racism. reform is also happening at the state level.
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legislative leaders are trying to ban what is known as the sleeper hold in which police put pressure on the sides of a person's neck. from san francisco city hall, jackie ward, "today in the bay." san francisco's honoring george floyd overnight. the most iconic buildings including city hall were lit in crimson and gold. those are the colors of floyd's high school alma mater in houston. the conservatory of flowers were also lit up the same way. we would love to see your pictures. muni lines will be halted for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time george floyd was pinned on the ground underneath the officer's knee. a mural that reads black lives matter. the project will be discussed at a meeting today. this is after the city manager indicated her support. one of the options is outside berkeley city hall. a similar mural was put into
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place on sunday along three blocks of 15th street in downtown oakland. coming up for you in less than ten minutes here on "today in the bay," nbc's jay gray is in houston. this is where george floyd will be laid to rest. he'll explain what's happening there today and what will no doubt be an emotional memorial service. now to the latest on covid-19 and a statement from the world health organization that came in overnight that might have had you thinking, what is going on? it's a bit of a bombshell, that the coronavirus is not spread as easily among people who are asymptomatic, and that our big picture is not as good as it might seem right now. "today in the bay's" roz plater is at san jose city hall with the latest. this is not what we've been hearing, roz. >> reporter: no, it seems to fly in the face of what we've been told so far and, in fact, is raising questions this morning about whether or not the organization has enough research to make that claim. now we've been told so far the
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research shows the virus can be spread person to person even if the infected person does not have any symptoms. but now the world health organization is saying that while asymptomatic spread can occur, it is very rare. now they base that on reports from a number of countries that are doing detailed contact tracing. the organization says the focus needs to be on detecting and isolating those who are infected and then tracking their contacts. this happens as w.h.o. says the number of cases is spiking around the globe. >> almost 7 million cases of covid-19 have now been reported to w.h.o. and almost 400,000 deaths. although the situation in europe is improving globally it's worsening. >> reporter: now here in santa clara county there has been a small uptick, we're told,covid-19 hospitalizations. the county health office told the board of supervisors last
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night that's likely related to y a bit of the easures that weri pumping of the brakes in sonoma county. that health officer saying she is going to wait a couple weeks before any more reopening so she can assess how the past reopenings have gone so far. we're live in san jose. i'm roz plater for "today in the bay." >> roz, thank you. happening today a new free coronavirus testing site opens in san leandro at 8:00 a.m. at the marina community center. testing is open to everyone in alameda county but by appointment only. all san francisco supervisors today will vote on a measure to delay a voter approved vacancy tax. the tax is designed to keep -- for landlords who want to keep buildings vacant for an extended period of time. they're considering putting that off until the end of 2021, one year beyond the original start date. dispensing fema funds tied to
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the pandemic and requiring large companies to provide emergency sick leave. leade santa clara will vote today on jose's recent approval. last friday santa clara county health leaders allowed outdoor dining to resume again as part of the latest phase of reopening. 4:38. pledging to change police. still ahead on "today in the bay" we're going to talk about the moves two southern california cities are making. plus, counting down to kickoff. the nfl's new reopening plan ahead of training camps this summer. you are watching "today in the bay."
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grab a box of 15 or try them loaded. get 'em now with no contact delivery. right now at 4:40, as you get ready to head out the door, a nice, cool start to the day. our current temperatures are in the low 50s in the tri-valley and upper 50s in oakland. we are going to warm up a little bit today. i'll talk more about that in the forecast coming up in a few minutes. unfortunately, i still have to report all lanes blocked over in this section of 580 coming out of the altamont. it's jammed up approaching north flynn road. no major injuries. three vehicles involved in the crash. it should be cleared soon but, again, we'll keep tracking that. the altamont pass may be one to watch.
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good morning. i'm rahel solomon at cnbc headquarters. here are today's top business headlines. wall street is set to open in the red. dow futures after about 300 points following yesterday's gains. stocks rallied into the close and that was on continued optimism over the reopening of the economy. the nasdaq closing at another record high and the s&p 500 back in positive territory for the year. index is now up nearly 50% from the lows in march. airline and travel related stocks, among the hardest hit as travel restrictions and lockdowns were imposed, have roared back. and in focus today the federal reserve begins a two-day meeting with a decision coming tomorrow afternoon. hotel rooms are starting to fill up as more states ease lockdown measures. data from hospitality research firm says that about 40% of hotel rooms in top markets are occupied. as business comes back, well, hotels are competing now on cleanliness. the weston has introduced a germ zapping robot that uses
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ultraviolet light. hilton has partnered with lysol for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting products. twitter is verifying users so you can get the coveted blue check mark, if that's your thing. a top researcher discovered screen shots, developing a feature to allow users to request verification. twitter has confirmed this but isn't providing many details. among the new changes will be written guidelines making it clear what you need to do to be eligible for verification. quietly verifying accounts if you have connection to a twitter employee. now, kari, back to you. >> thank you, rahel. let's check out our temperature trend in san jose because it's going to be a little bit warmer today. you'll start to feel it especially this afternoon as we get ready for highs to reach into the upper 80s here. we'll talk more about highs in the 90s in the forecast coming up next. and i'm getting more details about the vehicles involved in
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the crash coming into livermore out of the altamont. i'd like to get the details if the lanes are clear. we don't have that yet for 580. ♪
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and good morning to you on this tuesday. 4:46. taking a live look in downtown san jose near the s.a.p. center. getting things started off. not too much traffic right there but, hmm, what across the bay
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area? mike is keeping an eye on that. first, let's talk to meteorologist kari hall about what we can expect today. kari, i can already feel in the studio right now the warm-up is happening. yeah, we're going to have a warmer afternoon, and so as we start out this morning, the good thing about the bay area we usually have these cool mornings even when it will be a hot day. as we take a live look outside in walnut creek as the sun rises this morning, we'll see our temperatures here in the low 50s and then at 11:00 we're in the upper 70s. we'll continue to heat up. so it's a nice morning to get outside, get some of the outdoor activities done. if you're like me and suffer from allergies, right now it's grass pollen that is making you congested. seeing a moderate amount of grass pollen. everything else is fairly low. we look at our high temperatures for today, we'll see our highs reaching into the upper 80s for the south bay. up to 92 degrees for the inland parts of contra costa county. for the north bay we're in the
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upper 80s and san francisco will stay in the mid-70s today. we had some really gusty winds over the past few days but the winds will start to calm down as high pressure builds. then by the weekend we'll get cooler air coming in and we'll see our temperatures still going up and down over the next few days. but overall we're on a warming trend and we're heading up right now as we approach the low 90s for tomorrow. we're still in the upper 80s on thursday. but then on friday some significant cooling comes in. we'll see those highs in the mid-70s. also nice on saturday but then warming up once again by the end of the weekend. so a lot to watch here but all dry weather over the next seven days. mike, you've been watching the commute, the major issues getting into the bay area. >> that's right, that's right. folks, we have to get out of the altamont pass and into livermore, passing north flynn road. that's where chp still has not given the all clear. the map shows you it's jammed up approaching. i also see the sensors. look at that right where the
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arrow is, the sensors go from yellow to red to orange. that means there are slower speeds and what was a full closure looks like it is being cleared heading to north flynn road where the crash may still have activity there. again, chp has not given the all clear. i think traffic is going to start flowing soon off 205 and heading into the rest of livermore. that will send more traffic into the dublin interchange. no other slowing aside from that stretch of 580 and the bay bridge toll plaza is clear right now. we do expect the metering lights somewhere around 6:15 this morning. back to you. >> all right, mike, thank you. family and friends today say a final farewell to george floyd who died 15 days ago, handcuffed and pinned to the ground by police in minneapolis. today's funeral takes place in houston. this is where he grew up. "today in the bay's" jay gray reports outside the church where today's emotional service will happen. ♪ >> reporter: overnight hundreds gathered, not as much to protest
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as to pray. >> i want to thank you for the life of -- >> reporter: and to honor george floyd on the high school football field where he became a star though ultimately it wasn't his athleticism but his untimely passing at the hands of minneapolis police that would define his legacy. >> this is a blessing and this is bigger than george right now. >> reporter: earlier overflow crowds solemnly paying their respects during a public viewing at the church where floyd's private funeral will take place in hours, pulled here by a common fear and pain. >> when i look at him, i saw my brothers. i saw my boyfriend. i saw my future black son. it was very just really sad and heartbreaking to see because that could be any one of us. >> reporter: others drawn to the church, they say, because they feel a strength in being together. >> it's so important for all people to be together as a unit so we can actually make a change. >> reporter: change endorsed by joe biden as he visits with
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floyd's family. >> no justice, no peace. >> reporter: and by tens of thousands across the country in the two weeks since his death. jay gray, nbc news, houston. new details now this morning. l.a. police agreed to stop using the kind of restraints minneapolis officers were using when george floyd died in their custody. the department issued a memo saying so-called carotid restraints are no longer allowed. the l.a. county sheriff's department is also restricting the use of the same kind of hold as well. also, yesterday in san diego councilmembers approved a new office of equity in response to those ongoing protests. coming up on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> reporter: we challenge an unexpected charge from a rental company and discover a lesson for everyone. i'm consumer investigator chris
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chmura, nbc bay area responds next. but first, happening now, more than a year after a devastating fire, workers are dismantling 200 tons of metal on top of notre dame cathedral. they are dismantling the scaffolding. the chunks will be lifted out by a crane. construction will last throughout the summer months on that scaffolding. more for you right after the break. ♪ family, singing in the kitchen ♪
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4:54 for you this morning. nbc bay area responds to an oakland woman who got a surprise bill after she rented a car prepandemic. >> that's been a long time, right? she asked consumer investigator
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chris chmura and his team to steer her in the right direction. >> reporter: alicia rented a car from budget in chicago. well, a few weeks later got an unexpected $250 charge for business services on top of her rental charges. alicia asked budget to explain. it said the fee was for cleaning of dirt and a smoke smell in the car. alicia insisted she returned that car clean and doesn't smoke. she asked budget for photos and it sent her this one right here, the smoking gun, so to speak, is a close-up of the gasket between the door frame and the door and that white right there is said to be ash from a cigarette. con. she asked budget to refund the $250, and it refused. she turned to us. we tried but budget also wouldn't budge for us. we asked why it took a month to charge alicia that $250. a spokesperson said budget strives to notify the renter of
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any damage or cleaning fees to be assessed in as efficient a manner as possible. alicia is now disputing the charge with her bank. in hindsight, it would have been better for her to skip the express drop-off where she just parked the car and let budget email a receipt. in the future alicia says she'll wait for someone to inspect the car in front of her. if you feel you've been taken for a ride, perhaps we can get the wheels turning. share your consumer complaints with us at, just tap responds from the main menu. well, nfl teams now know when they'll be able to do and what they'll have to do to bring the players back to team facilities. four-part memo to each team including guidance on screening, testing, prevention and treatment for coronavirus. it also includes instruction on cleaning and disinfecting and no time line for when the players will be allowed back into the facility.
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training camps don't start for another six weeks. >> well, mixing our sports metaphor, back in the court of baseball players mulling over the latest offer from mlb owners in that bitter negotiation to salvage whatever season is left. the latest offer involves 76 games and a postseason starting by the end of september. some players are already balking at the deal. it is likely the union won't give a reply formally until tomorrow. next on nbc bay area the live report on the easing restrictions in contra costa county and when you might finally be able to get a haircut. >> hopefully soon. plus, nationwide calls for police reform. our washington insider breaks down the action being taken on capitol hill amidst the ongoing protests. 4:57.
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no justice! >> no peace! >> right now at 5:00 president trump says don't defund police departments despite thousands of americans taking to the streets demanding exactly that. next, a live report on the divide growing on capitol hill. haircuts, dining inside restaurants, even going to the gym are in the near future for people in the east bay. a live report on the latest reopening plans coming up.
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and the war has your forecast. make sure you know exaly thanks so much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. >> mike is keeping an eye on that commute, he'll have more of that in a bit. first meteorologist kari hall taking a look at the warm-up we'll see today. >> we're going to start to feel it especially this afternoon. a refreshing start with a clear sky across the bay area. as we check out our trend in san jose, might even need a jacket to start out as we'll be in the mid-50s. as we go through the rest of the d day. eventually we'll make it up to 89 degrees and many of our micro climates inland up to 92 for the inland east bay.


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