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will school be back in session? just a couple of hours ago, we got some guidance from santa clara county. we'll see you in just about three minutes with that. >> thanks, raj. governor newsom is concerned that californians will spread more than cheer this fourth of july. the cases hitting an all-time high in the state. california had 8,086 new infections in 24 hours. he's worried because he says one of the biggest ways to spread the virus is at family gatherings. >> here comes uncle bob, two hours late. he gives everyone a hug. where's the mask? i don't believe in them. the whole thing starts to take shape. >> tomorrow, the governor will unveil a plan to tighten up rules for the weekend. and the mayor of santa cruz
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has a suggestion for the fourth of july -- stay at home. hoping the city does not attract a crowd. the request is all about safety, of course, during this coronavirus surge. >> reporter: santa cruz beaches reopened last week after the city admitted they simply couldn't keep people away. today, the mayor is asking you to do what a beach ban could not. >> we're still encouraging everyone to shelter in place. >> reporter: the mayor says if you do decide to come here, be careful. >> at a minimum, we're asking that people wear masks, they social distance, they use good hygiene practices. we're really trying to keep our community safe. >> reporter: most beach goers say they're following the guidelines, and urge visitors from other places to stay home. >> between us and the other beach patrons these days, we're hitting the trails, and during
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that time, we always have our ban bandanas. >> it's already pretty busy. >> reporter: the city also trying to make sure that anyone caught with illegal fireworks will pay a steep price. >> in santa cruz, fireworks are illegal, and over the weekend, fines are tripled for the possession and use of fireworks. >> reporter: officials say they're also being cautious because of a rise in covid cases. just yesterday, they saw 22, a single-day record for santa cruz. on the beach, scott budman, nbc bay area news. some concrete answers about what a return to school will look like in the south bay. and that return could happen in august. raj mathai joins us with the
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details. >> reporter: my son is always asking, am i going back to school? today, we got some answers. for us, the distance learning was challenging and not as effective as being in the classroom. we have to hand it to all the teachers who are trying their best. a couple of hours ago, santa clara county issued guidelines for the coming school year, starting as early as next month. and some of the rules differ depending on your child's age. masks will be mandatory for high school students, but only recommended for elementary school kids. all desks will be six feet apart, and students cannot share supplies. temperatures will not be required to be taken, but individual schools can do so if they want. and it's not clear when students in the county can return to school. >> whether schools can move
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forward with reopening for in-person instruction will depend on the containment of covid-19 in the weeks and months to come. >> we know it does pose higher risk in the transmission of particles and things in the air. so that is an activity that would not be permitted. and if it is happening, it would be done virtually or individually. >> so many things at play here. a few grade-specific rules. elementary schools will keep students in the same groups all day. for middle and high school, the focus will be on maximizing social distance. all schools will train staff on distance guidelines, and severely risk visitors and volunteers. what about sports? we still don't know. football, volleyball, tennis, water polo are among the fall
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sports. the student athletes are in limbo. jessica, you have a high schooler, i have an elementary schooler. it's frustrating to wait. >> and we got some guidelines, we've had to buy in whether we want kids to go back to school part time, or keep doing the s district learning from home. it feels like your brain is getting tickled, that's how some talk about the test for the coronavirus. but now a test is being developed that is less intrusive. here's melissa colorado. >> reporter: at uc berkeley, scientists are using this saliva test. >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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>> reporter: today in the bay, we get an up close look of what you can expect when getting tested for covid-19. no discomfort here at uc berkeley, where scientists are not asking people to tilt back their head. they're asking them to spit. >> people are excited not to get the nasal swab. >> reporter: here's how the test works. after people provide enough saliva, they close the sample kit which holds a special solution. >> after you spit, this closes and it clicks and releases the solution into the tube. >> reporter: they say it's a win/win for everybody, because the samples don't require trained medical workers. less time, less money, and less ppe. the test is still in the experimental stages. which means it's not available
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to everybody. they're only testing 1,000 people like grad students, faculty, and campus staff. if someone tests positive, the university says they will ask that person to get a nasal swab test to confirm. >> students will be coming back in the fall, and right now we're trying to give this extra tool to help people come back and come back safely. the number of san quentin inmates testing positive for coronavirus continues to grow at an alarming rate. more than 1,100, about 100 new cases just from yesterday. 40 inmates have been transferred to hospitals across the bay area for critical care. today, the state plans to add more onsite medical help. and most people with
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covid-19 actually have no idea how they contracted it, according to new numbers released by the cdc today. researchers talked to 350 patients treated at medical centers around the country. 54% of these patients were unaware of recent close contact with a covid-19 patient. 45% said they were likely infected by a sick family member. 34% by a work colleague. a south bay care center is dealing with a serious coronavirus outbreak this evening. pacific gardens treats people with dementia, and just two months ago, it boasted it was a safe haven. but as we've learned, it's now the hardest-hit facility in santa clara county. >> reporter: back in april, the silicon valley featured the
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facility in an article. but today, the memory care wing is all but shut down, after 13 residents and 15 staff tested positive for covid-19. in fact, the latest county health data shows the 100-resident facility is the hardest-hit in the area. they did not respond to our request for comment. but the president of the association for long term care medicine says they face a daunting task. >> once the virus gets into an alzheimer's unit, it's next to impossible to keep it from spreading. >> reporter: saying moving residents out is not always a fit. >> you don't know if you're moving someone with the virus to
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a place that has it. >> reporter: isolation can deepen residents' anxiety and fear of abandonment. >> why bother living? what's the point? i can't see my family, what is the point in even living? >> reporter: she's urging the state to expand its requirements to allow one family visitor after being covid-free for 14 days. >> i think it would make a major difference if they can see a familiar face. they know they haven't been abandoned. >> reporter: right now, the state is leaving it up to assisted living facilities to decide whether to adapt visitation rules. up next, an 81-year-old woman slammed to the ground and robbed. a camera nearby, that terrible crime caught on camera.
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plus, it's one of the -- and right now, we're watching the sea breeze pick up around san francisco after temperatures soared into the 90s today. more on cooling changes ahead in the forecast, when we come right back. . .
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exorcisms are not common in the catholic church, and they're
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almost never public until this past saturday in golden gate park. this video released of the archbishop conducting an exorcism, the statue was removed. on saturday, while there was no statue, the archbishop did detect the presence of satan. >> we came together to pray the rosary and pray the prayer of exorci exorcism, the st. michael's prayer, this is the activity of the evil one, who wants to bring down the believers. >> he told his followers to do their own research, adding, there's a lot of ignorance of the real history. it is a brutal attack. watch this. you see a man jump out of a car
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and throw an 81-year-old woman to the ground while trying to steal her purse. he does get the bag, she bounces right back up. and then he continues to beat her. police are on the hunt for the attacker. people say this kind of thing normally doesn't happen, roz. >> reporter: when you see the footage, it's the resilience of the victim that may surprise you the most. picking herself up, keeping it moving, and heading up the steep hill. the attack was captured on a home video surveillance camera and made the rounds on twitter. showing the woman walking when a man suddenly jumps out of an suv, attacks her, throws her to the ground, grabs her purse, hops back in the suv and takes off. police say the victim is 81 years old. >> i think it's disgusting. it's horrible to attack someone elder, and i really can't
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believe that it happened here. >> reporter: here is a quiet residential part of san francisco. and neighbors say it's hard to fathom this happening at 4:30 p.m. >> this is the most sleepy community in san francisco. nobody comes up this hill. i've never seen a single incidence of crime, so it's really shocking. >> reporter: now they're just hoping police can track the attacker down. >> i think people are starting to get more scared. >> reporter: in san francisco, roz plater, nbc bay area news. 164 formerly homeless people are now living in a former motel. >> one thing we know, we don't think this, shelters solve sleep. housing and supportive services solve homelessness.
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>> the governor did cut the news conference short after a group of demonstrators started shouting. as we told you earlier, the number of cases of covid-19 in california surged to an all-time high. 8,086 new infections in just 24 hours. i want to show you what the surge looks like in the bay area. this line represents a seven-day average of new cases. it comes along, it's kind of steady. then it drastically shoots up in the last couple of weeks. in fact, just yesterday, the bay area added 618 new cases. and nearly 200 of those were tied to the outbreak at san quentin. this is the number of people dying, daily, in the bay area. and it's climbing. mid-april, it was kind of low.
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started to peak a little bit, then started to go down again. over the last month, it dipped down, and here it's trending up again. four people died yesterday. in total, 578 have lost their lives to the virus here. san francisco is one of the counties that hit the brakes amid this spike. health leaders say they won't consider opening more businesses until after the fourth of july after the earliest. they also urge everyone to stay home this weekend. >> gathering is a social phenomen phenomenon. this virus doesn't care, it will exploit any type of gathering, regardless of the purpose. that's one thing people really have to understand. >> late this afternoon, the city
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cancelled the annual fourth of july fireworks show to discourage people of gathering there. and the city of dublin says safe and sane fireworks will only be allowed in neighborhoods with single family homes. dublin is one of the few bay area cities that actually allows fireworks sales. okay, let's talk about the fourth of july weekend. it's coming up soon. and we're going to have a mix of warmer temps as well. let's check in with rob mayeda. >> the weather we saw today, the inland temperatures warming up is a bit of a sneak preview. but outside, a very interesting weather map. looking at bay area weather. looking at the numbers, this gets us excited with 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s all on the
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same map. made possible by the cool ocean and bay waters. we briefly were in the 70s, but right now, cooling to 63. the wind up to 28 miles per hour. inland, you had temperatures soaring through the mid-90s, up to 94 in downtown. relatively cooler now at 87 degrees. breeze starting to pick up. san jose, close to 90 degrees, 89, the high, currently at 80. tomorrow morning, 50s and 60s to start. a little more in the way of coastal low clouds may try to spill inland for the morning. through the afternoon, here's one of the changes for tomorrow. notice no 90s on the map. the warmest places will be in the mid-to-upper 80s. and out of the 70s in san francisco, cooler for thursday,
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then temperatures rebound for the weekend. 90s as we approach the holiday weekend. just like that, the weather we had today makes a comeback for fourth of july. coming up in the next half-hour, we'll have a closer look at the holiday weekend forecast in the bay area coming up. back to you. >> thanks so much, rob. up next, no vacations to europe. americans are not welcome. plus, the states telling californians to stay away. ♪ menutaur
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the european union is opening its borders to travelers again, but the u.s. is not on the list. a country must have covid-19 cases under control to enter any member country, and a top expert warned we could see 100,000 new cases a day in the near future. international flights are currently operating at 15%.
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>> disappointment. sfo was the first u.s. airport to require facial masking, and we've made a host of other protective measures. >> the european council says it revises the list every two weeks. and new york, once the nation's pandemic epicenter, just added california to their quarantine list. san jose may move a bit closer to changing the way it does business. the council is discussing the so-called strong proposal, about hiring and firing city administrators, it would give a lot more power directly to the mayor, similar to san francisco, oakland, and los angeles. >> when you go into a room with a big corporation that wants to do a project, and the mayor of
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san francisco can say, yeah, come to our city. the mayor of san jose says, let me check with my city manager. it can put you in a weak and awkward position when it comes to doing city business. >> critics say that's too much power for an elected official. the decision may take a while. it's not the final vote. a yes vote tonight would put the proposal on the november ballot. in tonight's making it in the bay, research shows lgbtq renters and homeowners are at a disadvantage when it comes to approval. they're also asked to pay
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application fees and deposits not asked of heterosexual renters. he's calling it a disturbing trend. dr. fauci on the coronavirus. and how the president is responding to charges that russia offered bounties for the killing of american troops in afghanistan. when we closed our doors in march,
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growing pressure for answers from president trump about the allegations that russia offered bounties for killing american troops in afghanistan. multiple reports contend the president was notified. >> earlier in the day at the white house, the administration briefed a small bipartisan group of lawmakers. afterward, democrats said it was not very enlightening. >> the president hasn't come before the country and assured the people that he will get to the bottom of whether the russians are putting a bounty on the heads of american troops. >> the new york times cites multiple officials familiar with the matter, who say the
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investigation has focused on an april 19th car bombing that killed three marines. a dire warning tonight from dr. anthony fauci, warning new covid cases could grow exponentially if americans do not spread up. more than half the country is seeing a rise in cases. some seeing a 100% increase in just the last week. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. so i'm very concerned. >> as we mentioned, the european union reopened its borders to only 14 countries today. the u.s. is not on that list. keeping schools safe doesn't necessarily mean having cops on campus. the state school chief examined
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the impact on officers in school. the big question, do police officers increase safety, or do they increase the likelihood that students of color will be introduced to the justice system? >> i will say that some of the departments in some of the local jurisdictions now that are keeping school policing are innovating or thinking about innovation, and i hope we can mount some studies. >> research shows students say they need more counselors and support staff. carlton mccoy, with his knowledge of wines and plans to transform the industry, a ceo getting a lot of attention because of a multitude of
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things. >> so many layers here. unique, dynamic, and he's just good at what he does. think about this. when he walks into a room, he's the first african-american to lead a major vineyard. when he walks into a room, he stands out. not only is he the ceo of the napa valley wine company, he's one of the first black sommeliers. people take him seriously now. what are the biggest challenges you faced, whether it's the color of your skin or your background in this industry? >> whenever you're in a world of luxury, right, there is by design a bit of -- it's
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exclusive. while i'm dark enough, people know that. it's hard to believe, i used to have really low corn rows. i shaved it off to be accepted in the world, regardless of my ability or intelligence, you didn't see people of color marketing luxury beverages. in the case of champagne, it's almost like a joke. like you're a rapper doing this, right? so marketing does everything in their power not to have people of color associated with this. so there a ton of variables.
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>> how can we change it, and how can you help the community to get more people of color in the wine industry? are there one or two tangible things you can do? >> it's very interesting, because americans look for a silver bullet, we look at a problem that is hundreds of years old and multifaceted, and say, what can we do? it's not going to be solved overnight. i think the low-hanging fruit is making sure we're putting just as much emphasis on education in our communities for wine as we are in other communities. i think that the wine industry as a whole needs to change the way they market the beverage, from being an elitist, exclusive industry to something that it was meant to be, a connector of
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people. >> okay, final question. we're heading into the fourth of july weekend. you're a master sommelier. not just a ceo. what is a good suggestion for a bottle of wine that will not break the bank? >> i'll tell you something. i grew up in a very simple household. and to me, holidays actually are not the time to drink the great, fine wines of the world. i think that's very boring. i want festive. when holidays come around, that's the time to let loose, and be around people you love spending time with. with that said, you don't want a wine that, you know, distracts them. the wine should not be, you know, the main event. i love sparkling, a dark rose, and pretty much i'll just pour it and drink it with everything. >> okay. we are taking notes.
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there's the master's recommendation, sparkling dark rose. and he suggested to get it from his friend, chris lyons. i'll be probably going out to the store at some point this weekend to check it out. >> you're in charge of getting it for all of us. that will be our fourth of july gift. >> such a great idea, jessica. >> thanks, raj. up next, they called it the great oakland check-in. how did it help seniors? we have an update on the program in the east bay. that's next. .
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so to help even more, geico is giving new and current customers a fifteen percent credit on their motorcycle policies with the geico giveback. and because we're committed for the long haul, the credit lasts your full policy term. the geico giveback. helping riders focus on the road ahead. a new plea to prevent cuts to the education budget in san francisco. saying they're struggling with the pandemic, racism, and
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inequality. and that this is not the time to make cuts to vital services. >> we're demanding to commit to invest in our communities rather than give billionaires and corporations a free pass. >> similar rallies were held all over the state today. an unexpected silver lining to the covid pandemic. the great oakland check-in. in april, people sheltering in place at that time, the city asked for volunteers to reach out by phone to seniors. one woman signed up, and spoke to jack, who said he was blind. >> he gets $15 a month in food stamps, which he was spending on peanut butter and bread, and he had been living on peanut butter sandwiches. >> i had been going to senior
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centers to get my food. when the coronavirus happened, the senior center shut down. >> she arranged with a senior program to deliver meals to jack and got his electricity turned on. hollywood is mourning the loss of carl reiner, who died at the age of 98. he came into fame in the 1950s, inspiring him to create the "dick van dyke" show. he directed movies includi including "oh, god," and a series of movies starring steve martin. he wrote books, used twitter, and appeared in movies like the "ocean's 11" series. let's get a check of the
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forecast. it felt quite warmer today, rob. how long will it stay like this? >> 70s around san francisco, 90s in the valley. cooling changes ahead, but will they stick around for the holiday weekend? she tried to cancel a car share service, but the company continued to charge her, month after month. nbc bay area responds, next.
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nbc bay area responds to a san francisco woman who hit a detour trying to end her car sharing membership. >> these things seem like they work during normal times, not so much during a pandemic. this woman had a zip car membership, paying $8 a month to drive a car around for $10 an hour. she tried to cancel over and
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over again, calls, emails, social media messages but got no response so she turned to us. she said it seems like such a small amount of money, but it's extremely wrong that i can't cancel my account, and they still charge me. we agree. we reached out to zip car headquarters, and a few hours later she said she got her $24 back, and the account was closed. zip car didn't explain why it took so long, but they said when a member emails us, it typically takes 24 to 48 hours to review the account. we say, keep records of your efforts to cancel, calls, emails, letters, that will beef up your case when somebody finally does respond. and viewers tell us credit card
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companies are more open to disputes right now, if you feel a charge is unjust. if that doesn't work, try us. go to, or call us. jessica? >> chris, thank you. uber reportedly is in talks to buy postmates. you may remember postmates has been holding talks with other possible buyers. there are reports uber's offer could be as high as 2$2. $2.5 billion. a brush fire in the east bay burned dangerously close to homes, sparked close to 11:00 p.m. last night. people living close by said someone set off fireworks just before the flames started. nine acres are scorched, but
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firefighters were able to keep the flames away from the homes. >> cal fire, god bless those men and women. we were worried, we were packed and ready to go. and, you know, fortunately we didn't have to. >> cal fire hasn't said what started the fire, but isn't ruling out any possibilities including fireworks. >> that really is a concern with the heat and fireworks we'll be seeing many more blazes over the holiday weekend. >> you look at when the fire burned overnight. typically, sometimes you get low clouds that come in, and humidity levels come up. but it's so dry, if you get a little bit of wind, fires can take off quickly. and temperatures are on the rise heading towards this weekend. today, even san francisco got a little taste of that, briefly going into the 70s. high of about 73, cooling off to about 63.
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look at the high temperature today in walnut creek, up to 94 degrees. cooling down to 87. and another place that warmed up big-time today, from the upper 80s yesterday to 94. temperatures cooling at 82 in dublin. san jose, a similar trend. a degree shy of 90, 89 was the high in san jose. good news tomorrow is that the breeze will keep us a little bit cooler inland, and good news for air quality. green across the board, good news for this time of year. and on the coast tomorrow morning, half-moon bay to santa cr cruz, low clouds in the morning. then sunny skies in the
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afternoon. temperatures will run a bit more mild. the morning begins in the 50s, similar to today. we may see more in the way of patchy clouds trying to move inland for the morning. and the high for tomorrow afternoon, closer to 80 for a high. mid-80s, south. tri valley, cooling off by 5 to 8 degrees for today's high. and antioch, 87 degrees. not much cooling for you. bigger cooling coming in for thursday. oakland and hayward, into the 70s. and a stronger sea breeze keeping things cool into san francisco. back into the 60s once again, and i think that will hold through friday. inland towards clear lake, that's where you still have
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temperatures towards 90. and the temperatures cooling in palo alto, jumping back to the 80s for the weekend. there's your fourth of july, the weather we had today will be similar to what we're expecting to start the weekend. and maybe for the north bay, the heat may stick around longer. the cooling we have now will begin to change right in time for fourth of july. you see the warming air, strengthening high pressure building up in the south, leads to temperatures on the rise heading towards next weekend. if you like 70s in san francisco, good timing for your holiday weekend plans. numbers in the low 70s saturday and sunday. the valley, thursday looks to be the coolest, rebounding into the low 90s this weeksend. as the temperatures rise, we
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okay, are you ready? tomorrow is the big day for sports fans. major league baseball players are expected to begin arriving at 13 facilities to get ready for a shortened season. full squad practices are set for friday. >> this is all good news for the big leagues. but it's a different story for minor league players. today it was announced that the minor league season has been cancelled. despite the news, the san jose giants say they plan to host a few baseball themed nights for fans this summer with appropriate social distancing and safety measures in place. as for major league baseball, no fans allowed, at least for now. but you can still possibly catch
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a foul ball. the a's letting the fans buy cutouts, and if your cutout in a foul ball zone gets hit, you'll get that ball sent right to your home. it costs $129 for that cutout. if you want something more affordable, you can get it for $89, and a's member prices going for $49. whatever level you buy it it, you'll get two tickets to the first exhibition game at the coliseum for the 2021 season. and the ghirardelli sign is about to be taken down, they will be removed one by one over the next couple of weeks. then they will be sent to a factory where new lights and frames will be installed. the sign, with its upgrades,
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will be completed and unveiled in early september. >> lots of stuff going on. finally at 6:00 p.m., something good to make us inspired, such a difficult year for students all across this country as they try to navigate their senior years and to lose everything, to lose prom, to lose the senior trip, all of it gone. >> okay. >> we want to congratulate the class of 2020. ♪ ♪
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