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half moon bay and pacifica have shut down beaches and parking lots until monday morning. nbc bay area's robert handa joins us from half moon bay with those looking to test the closure had an uncomfortable conversation with law enforcement. >> reporter: we are here, all alone at one of the popular beaches in half moon bay that is usually crowded during the 4th of july weekend. as you can see, that won't be the case this year. >> we can't just go over there to the water, not go into the water? >> no, keep people away, keep people moving on. >> reporter: half moon bay tried to make it as clear as possible, no beach parking, no beach access due to covid-19 concerns. there were lots of warning signs, but visitors still lined up all day. >> it definitely does feel extreme, but, you know, these are extreme times i guess. >> reporter: to enforce the extreme, police and sheriff's deputies are patrolling beaches, some on all terrain vehicles, both in half moon bay and here in linda mar beach in pacifica.
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people caught trespassing get a warning but their names go into a database and if they are caught again they can be cited and fined. >> we have 3 1/2 times the sheriff's presence than we have here on the coast, so a lot more than usually. >> reporter: still, some are skeptical. this shows people at surfer's beach, ignoring signs and lifting children over the barriers. >> i think crowds are going to come anyway. they have done it in the past. they park where they want and do what they want. >> reporter: many businesses downtown expect to lose customers but some are glad beaches are closed because the crowds keep getting bigger. >> it has been packed everywhere. you can't go anywhere. it is like the pumpkin festival every weekend. >> reporter: does that concern your health wise? >> yes. >> reporter: it is a tough situation for everyone involved, especially with the sunny weather expected this weekend. but town leaders say that's the way it has to be and hope the public feels the same way. in half moon bay, robert handa,
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"nbc bay area news". if you are still determined to head to the beach this weekend, here are some more closures you need to know about. all of the county's in yellow are closing their beach parking lots. that's sonoma, marin, san francisco, san mateo and santa cruz. the beaches are open but county leaders are really encouraging people to stay home. all of the areas in red have closed both their beaches and beach parking lots, as robert told us it includes pacifica and half moon bay as well as all of monterey county. with many beaches closed many are finding other ways to celebrate this 4th of july. nbc bay area's thom jensen with more on the people heading out on the water inland. >> happy 4th! >> reporter: boaters tying up in one big party at one of the sacramento river delta's hot spots, ski beach. some say they will spend the entire holiday weekend on the water. >> you can't just stare at each other in your house all the time. >> reporter: laurie garcia's family will avoid the party boats at ski beach but plans to
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tie up 18 vessels for one big holiday gathering over the next four to five days. most of the boats launching at private marinas are hoping to find their own safe spot somewhere on the waterway. for those who make their living selling or renting boats and gear, it is a dream come true. >> it has been booming. it has been great. >> reporter: the marinas and boat retailers say since the shelter at home restrictions started business has taken off. people are buying up everything from paddle boards to mini yachts and wave runners. >> we bought these about a month ago. >> reporter: all looking for a safe way to be social and outdoors. >> we just sold that one there and it is ready for delivery. >> reporter: this $50,000 pontoon boat, the last of 55 vessels sold by the local nor cal master craft dealer in the past month. veteran delta boaters noticing the surge and are concerned about etiquette and accidents. >> there's a lot of inexperienced boaters on the water, and i think they need to get the word out, the dangers of being on the delta.
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>> reporter: some also questioning the safety of crowds flocking to the water for large, close and often unmasked gatherings. definitely testing the theories that the coronavirus is not as contagious in the great outdoors, and people who live and play on discovery bay say the crowd here at ski beach will even be twice this crowd on july 4th. near stockton, thom jensen, "nbc bay area news." from discovery bay let's take you now to the south bay and a live look at san jose. the big question on everyone's mind, what exactly is the holiday weather going to look like. let's bring in meteorologist rob mayeda to tell us what is in store for us. >> over the last few days we have enjoyed below average temperatures including today. the last of the cooler days powered up by ocean air conditioning in san francisco, low 60s which is where our temperature was today. most inland areas today were
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tracking below averages for this time of year. notice as we head towards tomorrow as early as lunchtime we will be close to the highs we saw today, and then as we move forward to 3:00 in the afternoon notice these areas in red showing up inland, south san jose towards morgan hill, tri-valley over towards enter contra costa, 90s coming in again on bay side and the coast. a beach hazard statement is in effect until about 9:00 sunday evening as you want to use extra caution on the coast as temperatures inland start to warm up. coming up, a closer look at the rest of the forecast and how long the inland heat could be sticking around. that will be coming up in about eight minutes from now. back to you. >> thanks, rob. a bay area county h tashe g watch list. 19 counties across the state are considered high risk and in need of closer monitoring. contra costa county as you can see is no longer on the list,
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but monterey county has been added because of an uptick in cases. let's look at covid-19 cases here in the bay area. santa clara county is reporting 99 new cases for today, bringing its total to almost 4,900. alameda county reported 86 new cases and now has a total of almost 6,500. overall the bay area has 26,453 cases and almost 600 people have died. statewide cases are climbing. this map represents the number of new infections per 100,000 people in the past two weeks. the counties in white have the highest number of people testing positive while the darker gray counties have fewer cases. you see in the bay area, marin right there, is the highest, it is the lightest meaning it is seeing a higher rate of new cases. let's move in on marin county and look at the cases. in the past two weeks more than 1,800 people have tested positive for the virus.
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that's a rate of 704 new cases per 100,000 people. remember that number. 704. now, a large part of that is because of the outbreak at san quentin. 944 of the new cases in marin county in the past two weeks are among inmates at the prison. that's more than half of the new infections. the numbers are lower in alameda county. in the past 14 days, 1,797 new cases, representing 106 new cases per 100,000. a lot lower than marin county. santa clara county doing even better. they added 1,384 new cases in the past two weeks, breaking down to just 70 new cases per 100,000 people. now, if you want to keep an eye on the surge this weekend, you can. to see the count county-by-counte go to and click on bay area covid-19 cases at the top of our home page. good news for bay area
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renters. in our making it in the bay segment we want to let you know prices are falling faster and sharper than anywhere else in the nation. a recent study says it is brought on by covid-19, but it is also because of the big changes in the tech industry. >> reporter: we caught up with john apartment hunting. >> i just toured a place earlier. >> reporter: a little more optimistic than usual because he has noticed rents are falling. >> i think as a whole this is probably better for the bay area, because it helps with like dispersion of wealth in a sense. >> reporter: it is better for some looking for a spot to rent. >> this is a historic job. >> reporter: up and down the area, double digit declines have been seen in rent prices. san francisco's average rent is down 11% from this time last year. even steeper drops, topping 15% along the peninsula, and average
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rent down 5% in san jose. zumper says it could lead to a reshaping of the tech industry. >> i think silicon valley is going nowhere. i think it will be the hub, the north american venture capitalism for decades to come. but you are seeing an increasing willingness for businesses not built here. >> reporter: the vander graph family says if it lasts it could leave to more mobility. >> if we could work from home we could move anywhere and make the same amount of money but live much more comfortably. >> reporter: according to the study, one of the reasons we hear in the bay area have seen the steepest drop in rental prices, we have the most tech companies telling people they can work from anywhere. in san jose, scott budman, "nbc bay area news". ♪ up next, a start willing wakeup for one bay area family. what they say sparked a fire at their house this morning.
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plus, why firefighters are worried about this happening throughout the independence day weekend. also taking a stand against racism and discrimination. the demonstration organized by south bay high school students. >> reporter: and just in time for the 4th of july weekend, we are talking about a warming trend. how many places will be seeing 90s this weekend? a close look at our forecast when we come right back. having an open and honest conversation about race is difficult. if you are feeling uncomfortable, that's okay. here at nbc bay area we want to help with that conversation, maybe even help you start it on your own with interviews, suggested books and our series about race in america. i'm marcus washington, and i invite you to join, be engaged and share what you learned with those you know and love. be a part of keeping the conversation going. visit for the sweaty faces,
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and the hidden smiles. the foggy glasses, and the sore ears. the determined looks, and the muffled laughs. a simple piece of fabric makes a big statement: i care. let's all do our part to slow the spread.
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only on nbc bay area, a close call for a "snsan jose fay and they believe it is all because of illegal fireworks. part of their home caught fire early this morning and if an alert neighbor hadn't called 911 it could have been worse. nbc bay area u's talked to the family. >> reporter: the lopez family said fire crews arrived just in time. mike lopez says the neighborhood has been hammered for days by illegal fireworks. everyone in the house was asleep when a shed caught fire in the entry way to the basement. an alert neighbor smelled smoke and dialled 911. fireworks who are already on heightened fireworks alert rescued mike's elderly father who was in a wheelchair and rushed in to get mike who was still asleep. >> they went into my room, there was about four firefighters
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saying, the basement is on fire, evacuate the building. >> reporter: mike says who knows what would have happened if it wasn't for his neighbor. for days fire departments across the bay area have been pleading with people to stop the nightly illegal fireworks displays and they will be extra vigilant over the next two days and nights. >> we have increased staffing on our companies to put extra personnel there so the vehicles are fully staffed. >> reporter: the fire department says its arson unit is investigating to officially determine the cause of the lopez fire. inspectors say there were reports of fireworks in the area, and if someone is found responsible they could face criminal charges for an act that could have taken lives. >> it is just reality, i mean i know it is all fun and games with fireworks but it is very, very serious. the consequences are very, very serious. i just hope people are safe this weekend and i hope it doesn't happen to nobody else because it was pretty frightening for me and my dad. >> reporter: in san jose, damian
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trujillo, "nbc bay area news." the city of oakland is urging you to drop off your fireworks ahead of the holiday weekend. all fireworks are illegal in oakland and take a look at this stash. oakland police confiscated roughly 110 pounds of it on tuesday. if you want to get rid of yours safely you can drop off any unused fireworks at these six fire stations with no penalty. oakland fire crews say it is all about safety from the explosion when the fireworks go off to the fires they start in dry grass. in santa clara this afternoon teens inspired by the black lives matter movement organized a march and protest. members of the wilcox high school union put together the event. it moved down monroe street to central park. there many shared thoughts and perspectives at an open mike. organizers say one of the goals is to raise awareness at the school. >> a couple of things are pushed under the rug. there's cases of kids saying
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something to your faces and teachers not checking them teac don't realize are harmful to the students. they're aware but i want it to be better. >> there are several demonstrations planned throughout the bay area this holiday weekend. no signs of huge crowds in san francisco. usually hundreds of thousands of people descend on the city for the annual fireworks show but that and all of the other usual festivities cancelled. it seems so far people are getting the message. >> we are in the marina district and on a normal holiday weekend you might expect to find the area packed. there are people out and about but it is clear something is different. >> reporter: on the embarcadero in san francisco you won't see any of the usual signs it is the 4th of july weekend. >> it is lively, it is crowded, it is packed. >> reporter: not this year. the fireworks show and celebration is cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. >> you know, we got to do what
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you have to do, right? it is like this is bigger than 4th of july, so -- but i can't wait until kind of they come up ble to vaccine or s hopefully b celebrate fireworks. >> the 4th of july is typically our busiest day or weekend of the year. >> reporter: at the ferry building the patio is open with social distancing and safety protocols in place. we spoke with their president by phone. >> we're preparing for our busiest weekend since shelter in place started for sure. will that pan out? unclear. >> we're doing a six-week rv trip seeing the country. >> reporter: this family from chicago decided to make san francisco one of their summer holiday stops and noticed the rules change in different parts of the country. >> it is important to keep people safe. >> and some of the places we've been in have very little restrictions. >> really? >> like montana. >> reporter: the city is asking
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residents to stay home as much as possible this holiday weekend. celebrate with members of your own household. amid rising covid-19 cases, to discourage gatherings beach parking lots are closed all weekend but open spaces and beaches are available for people on foot and bicyclists. people are reminded if they leave home to take precautions. >> we need to be proactive as possible to stem the tide. >> reporter: in san francisco, kristi smith, "nbc bay area news". >> oh, it is beautiful outside. it looks like things are going to warm up a bit. let's get a check of our forecast. yes, nice to be outside. i was working from home. this time tomorrow we may still see some 90s for some of the inland valleys. right now it is cool and blustery again in san francisco. you see low crowds off to the west around gate.
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temperatures in the low will ge closer to 70 degrees. let's take you towards the tri-valley. dublin, 80 after a high of 85. this is one of the spots that warmed up a little bit today. san jose, not much change. we saw temperatures again in the upper 70s. currently 75 degrees, northwest wind at 14 miles per hour. we have 70s and 80s inland. north bay and east bay we had temperatures come up 5 to 10 degrees. now the numbers are coming up a little bit more, but right now it is the strong sea breeze into napa and fairfield. winds are at 20 which is keeping the inland temperatures at least for one more day in the 80s before temperatures start to climb for tomorrow. we will have 40s and 50s to start things off tomorrow, but take a close look at santa cruz, clearing skies for the morning. near 80 tomorrow for santa cruz. meanwhile drive up highway 17 into the santa clara valley, we will have low 90s.
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this warm-up we are seeing likely peaking in time for 4th of july tomorrow. it will be trending cooler early next week. the valley locations will probably see one more day of 90s on sunday and trending cooler as we head into the early part of next week. overall, pretty nice for outdoor plans with some mid 90s coming back. you may want to run out to the barbecue, let's see, between 11:00 and 1:00 tom. we'll have a closer look at the hour-by-hour temperatures for you and the 4th of july plans in the next half hour. back to you. >> speaking of which, rob, is there anything on the grill behind you right now? are there plans to put something on before the end of the broadcast? >> the anticipation, right? it is looking nice and clean right now. we're going to get it ready for tomorrow. >> thank, rob. >> good job. up next, preserving pieces of art and history. the plan to save murals in the
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east bay that sprank up durig u the black lives matter demonstration.
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roughly two dozen protesters staged a die-in directly on the street in front of the alameda police station. the demonstration lasted for exactly eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time minneapolis police officer derek chauvin knelt on george floyd's neck before he died. before the die-in organizers took shock of what the social justice movement has accomplished so far in alameda. >> one of our demands that have been met is that the city has removed all law enforcement from schools and are reinvesting in education. and also they decided to sell the police tank so we don't have a tank in alameda anymore. protesters also want police to require all on-duty officers to keep their body cameras running the entire time they interact with the public. it is a monumental reversal
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today. the washington redskins announced they will review whether to change the team's name because many consider it a racial slur. the nfl team admits it is feeling new pressure from recent events around the nation and has been getting more negative feedback on its mascot. the reconsideration comes one day after fedex, which pays millions to put its name on the stadium, call for washington to change its name and after nike, which provides uniforms for all nfl teams, remove the teams named and branded apparel from its website. in oakland this afternoon a cars around lake merritt event for social justice. people were invited to drive to the lake in cars with decorated signs. organizers were hoping for enough cars to form a line around the lake. the exact count wasn't clear but it was an attention-getting sight when they completed one revolution around the lake, honking horns for social justice. an organization is wanting
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to preserve the murals that were painted across blocks of store fronts. now east oakland based black culture zone wants to preserve, curate and display the murals and give credit to the artist, the city of oakland, california, and the city all support the plan. ♪ up next at 6:30, a 4th of july unlike any other. the plea from the country's top health officials ahead of the holiday weekend. plus, as cases surge so are hospitalizations. we will speak with infectious disease specialists about what that means if we see another big spike. ♪ for the sweaty faces,
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and the hidden smiles. the foggy glasses, and the sore ears. the determined looks, and the muffled laughs. a simple piece of fabric makes a big statement: i care. let's all do our part to slow the spread. wear a mask. learn more at
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♪ right now at 6:30, keeping americans safe. in many states the 4th of july will look very different to help prevent coronavirus from spreading. with covid cases reaching new records across the country this holiday will be unlike any other. many places are putting new restrictions in place to help keep americans safe this holiday weekend. nbc's susan mcginnis is tracking the changes. >> reporter: as 4 it of july weekend arrives, americans eager to celebrate and socialize are finding a tale of two holidays. in some regions crowds pack into venues for coronavirus restrictions to be eased. others see beaches and bars reversing course and shutting down. this as the data show record new cases nationwide with the
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majority of states seeing numbers rising in the last two weeks. in texas, surging cases leading to a dramatic about face, the governor now mandating masks in public. >> covid-19 is not going away. in fact, it is getting worse. >> reporter: in parts of california beaches are closed. santa monica fining those without masks $100. across south florida, beaches also closed. fireworks cancelled. in miami, a 10:00 p.m. curfew. farther north three florida mayors banning together, beaches open but got out of hand for any reason we can shut it down very quickly. >> reporter: president trump urging thousands to join him at a celebration in mount rushmore, no masks required. >> we won't be social distancing. >> reporter: from health officials a different message. >> if you want college football in the fall, please wear a face covering.
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>> it is important to stay home now so you can go out later and people stop dying. >> reporter: a message that precautions today mean fewer lives lost tomorrow. susan mcginnis, nbc news. >> the president is kicking off his 4th of july in mount rushmore in front of a large crowd. it recalls the controversy of his rally in tulsa where some tested positive including secret service agents. the natives in the area say the land is sacred and promised to them in an 1868 treaty that the federal government broke. some may protest outside tonight's event. and more fireworks tomorrow night in washington where the president will speak at the 2020 salute to america, an independence day celebration at the white house. organizers say they will hand out face masks and are installing 100 hand washing stations. a plea from san jose mayor san liccardo after seeing a disturbing picture on twitter. it was taken last night at santana row.
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a large crowd, and it appears few are practicing social distancing. the mayor tweeted that we can't prevail over the coronavirus if we're taking risks like this. he is asking people to take individual responsibility and stop imposing health risks on others and ours. the mayor says everyone should avoid crowds and always keep social distancing rules in place. okay. images like that are a nightmare for doctors to see going into the holiday weekend. hospitalizations are going up and icu beds are filling up. dr. peter chin hahn, infectious disease specialist joins us again. hi, doctor. this is troubling, troubling news you are telling us that covid patients have doubled in two weeks and icu beds at 75% capacity right now at ucsf? >> yes, more than doubled since mid-june of covid patients at ucsf, and icu capacity at 75%. >> is this the worst you have seen it? >> it is not the worst but it is equivalent to the highest peaks we had in march and early april.
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>> so we were so vigilant the first two-and-a-half months of this pandemic, then things started to open up and now people seem to be taking risks. we keep saying, social distancing, wear your mask. maybe people are not getting it. is there a different way to paint the reality of the situation and how bad it is getting? >> yes, this is really serious. you know, on the front lines people are being admitted to the icu with covid every day. you know, we still don't know a lot about this virus. we are still learning every hour actually, we are getting new information. there's still no vaccine. even if you don't get to the icu, we're knowing that there is a group of people, a large group of people who have chronic symptoms for many months after, that sort of like really putting a cramp on their life. i think we all need to be responsible including myself, remembering the three ws of wearing a mask, washing your hand and watching your distance.
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>> speaking of wearing masks, there are different ones out there. how effective are they in preventing covid and the spread of it and which masks are the best? >> well, janell, the most important thing actually that sometimes gets lost in the narrative is comfort, because it doesn't matter if you wear the most effective mask on earth if it feels suffocating and uncomfortable to you, you won't keep it on that long. you know, you have seen people walk around with the mask with their nose exposed and that's not very effective, unfortunately. i think having a mask that fits snugly and comfortable, i like the ones elastic like this because you can hold it by the elastic and then put it on your face, and then it is fitting snugly behind your ears. those ones, whether or not they are, you know, from hospital grade or homemade or bought, they are still going to be effective if they're comfortable for you. >> okay, yeah, because you don't want to keep pulling it down and pulling it off trying to
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breathe, but you have to cover your nose and mouth. that's the most important to prevent the droplets from entering your sigh nussnuses an. what about bandanna's? people are pulling sheets over their mouth. is that effective at all? >> they're effective if you can tie them pretty well, and my mom actually ties them pretty well. i have seen people who are constantly adjusting them because they're kind of loose so i worry about that. again, you want a snug fit. if you are a really good bandanna or scarf tier so if you sneeze or cough it will block it from getting to the other person. >> after memorial day weekend is when we started to see numbers rising. when will we know how well we did after this holiday weekend? >> well, we will probably know in two weeks, as there's usually a two-week lag from intubation period from when people get sick. but we are complicated by what
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we talked about last time, which is this incredible outbreak at san quentin which is adding another layer of complexity. >> those numbers are spiking in marin county and basically all over the bay area. how are you feeling? nervous? >> yes, nervous. again, nervous because this is not our peak yet and it just seems -- you know, today i was talking to the icu director and i was saying we have to brace ourselves again, just like we did early on in the pandemic. >> yeah. it is unfortunate and we are feeling for you and all of the hard work. i know you are exhausted. dr. peter chin hahn. from ucsf. if you have a few people over, definitely social distance and wear a mask. >> stay in your bubble. >> yes. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> great advice. a sad ending to share with the story of a young mountain lion that prowled around san francisco. it was hit by a car along
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highway 1 in pacifica. here is video taken earlier of the cub exploring san francisco last month. it was captured and tagged and then this morning it was found on the shoulder of a skyline boulevard off ramp. california highway patrol says the driver that hit the cub did not stop. they say up to 100 young lions h are hit by a car every year. busted again. what we know about a so-called underground nightclub shut down by police and ties to a similar club raided earlier in this pandemic.
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pg&e has managed to put its bankruptcy behind it. it began with a devastating and deadly series of fires in 2017 and 2018. the utility was to blame for most of them because of deficient equipment maintenance. a federal judge cleared the way for the company to paid billions
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in dollars of compensation to surviving victims. to pay off the settlement the utility will have to issue more stock and borrow additional money, basically doubling its debt. experts say that could scare away some of the best candidates in their search for a new ceo. racism will not be toll rated. that's the message from trade unions in oakland. they're angry about racist graffiti found at the port of oakland following a juneteenth rally. this sunday they will bring attention to the problem by honoring the san francisco maritime strike of 1934. that strike pitted peaked when s were killed on bloody thursday. >> we did not stand for racism, no way, no how. we are against that. totally. we cannot tolerate it in our industry because it makes it uncomfortable for us to work.
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>> a car caravan is planned for this sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. at the port of oakland and ending at the coliseum. police have raided a second so-called underground nightclub. they say it was operating in violation of coronavirus guidelines. police moved in with a warrant seizing items from the armstrong avenue building in the bay view neighborhood. among the contraband, a fog machine, dj equipment, a pool table. the district attorney says it was run by the same people operating another illegal nightclub which authorities busted in april. the two clubs were located just a few blocks apart. let's get a check of our forecast. it is officially the holiday weekend and it will be a beautiful one throughout the bay area. let's check in with rob mayeda. >> yes, good for outdoor plans. just be prepared for warmer temperatures. we will talk about who will see 90s as a part of their 4th of july forecast when we come right
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back. and the pandemic is not stopping this man from celebrating his 100th birthday. how a san francisco church helped him mark the milestone. for the sweaty faces, and the hidden smiles.
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the foggy glasses, and the sore ears. the determined looks, and the muffled laughs. a simple piece of fabric makes a big statement: i care. let's all do our part to slow the spread. wear a mask. learn more at
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among the many things covid-19 has taken away is traditional celebrations, from graduations to weddings and, of course, birthdays! >> but nothing was going to stop a group of determined locals from marking one man's milestone birthday. nbc bay area's joe rosado jr. takes us to a birthday party on wheels to mark a century. >> reporter: everybody loves a birthday party. >> oh, we would have a really big, huge party for him! >> reporter: as birthdays go, mack watson has seen a few, in fact, 99 of them. >> he is turning 100 years old, a century! >> reporter: if there's one thing watson has learned in 100 years -- >> you never know what is in store for you, you know.
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>> reporter: even in a century of birthdays the man known around san francisco's fillmore neighborhood as daddy mack has never seen a party like this. >> today we're having a social distance car caravan. >> we're all going to drive by. we are getting 100 cars to honk and wave. >> looking good! >> reporter: cars carried balloons in watson's favorite colors, red and black. a car for every year and for every car a wave. >> i couldn't imagine in my wildest dreams anything like this would ever happen. >> you have been a mentor and a leader. >> reporter: the party was thrown by bethel ame church where watson has attended for decades. watson's own secrets to life, live by the golden rule. >> the golden rule is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. >> reporter: watson was born just four years after the last pandemic. today the mask may have concealed smiles and laughter
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but not -- ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: but not the celebration. >> for this day, we couldn't let the day pass, we couldn't let the day go by. >> reporter: through it all watson had a curb side seat, even in a time of social distancing he was surrounded by admirers. >> i love people. i love people. i really do. >> reporter: and in this case, that love came back, one car at a time. joe rosado jr., "nbc bay area news". >> happy birthday, mack. we have to celebrate somebody else, a 98-year-old national park ranger who preserves a bay area cultural icon. you have a chance to hear her story. >> she is a national threshure. >> thank you, betty, for your extraordinary service. >> i didn't know about rosie the riveter's memorial because it had not anyone i need. >> join us for "no time to waste" tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.
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here on nbc bay area. now, this being july 3rd, normally we would toss to rob and ask him, hey, what is the forecast with regard to the fog, are we going to see fireworks. we don't have to ask you that this year because there are no fireworks. >> no. >> yeah, no kidding. people watching their screen savers at home i guess this year. at least if you are outside in your backyard like i am out here in danville, the weather is quite nice. we've had three days of cooler temperatures. things are going to reverse course a little bit for 4th of july as temperatures start to climb. walnut creek, i think we will see 90s making a comeback. today 85 was the high. currently, a pleasant 82. san francisco continued to be chilly. 60 degrees with a west wind at 18 mourns. patchy low clouds off to the west. in san jose, clear skies as the planes come in towards san jose airport out of the south. 78 was the high. 75, currently. winds out of the northwest at 14. you can see the case for the ocean air conditioning, winds up to 20 miles per hour inland from
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the south through napa and out of the west into fairfield. that has brought our temperatures into the 70s and 80s the last couple of days. that will start to go away tomorrow. we will have a closer look at the warm-up in a moment, but i want to point out as our temperatures warm up over the next couple of days and if you are heading to the coast, watch out for a beach hazard statement. what that is different from the winter when you get 20-foot high waves and breakers on the south, this is approaching from the south. the south-facing beaches once in a while will see larger waves leading to sneaker waves and stronger rip currents on the coast. watch out for that, you will notice that advisory or is up u on sunday as temperature, warm on up. we will probably get mon sunshine on the coast. as you can see here, this futurecast, skies start to clear. we get more of a north wind down the coast which will bring some 80s to places like santa cruz for the weekend. notice we start off the morning in the 50s and 60s. by lunchtime tomorrow warming up
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quickly, close today's high temperatures. we'll get there by 11:00 to noon tomorrow, and by 3:00 in the afternoon you see more red on this map. those are areas around inter-costa county. sonoma and into sunday, temperatures will warm up. it will be gone by the end of the weekend. santa cruz, look at that. the numbers just updated. they keep going up a little more. if you want warm temperatures on coast, santa cruz only will be the warm spot but with the beach hazard statement watch out on the south-facing beaches. notice as the high starts to kind of shift back towards the desert southwest, that's going to help to allow more coastal low clouds, more of the ocean air conditioning. one thing to watch with that high over the desert southwest, we could see our first taste of
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monsoon moisture, made a boost in humidity later last week which we will be watching closely moving towards southern california. around san francisco, a brief taste of some warmer weather, closer to 70 for saturday. trending cooler early next week and you can see the inland locations into the 80s and 90s for the next two days, and then cooling down a bit as the sea breeze picks up into early next week. if we had to spend a holiday weekend at home, weather looking pretty close as we have temperature pretty close to summer microclimates for early july. back to you. >> thanks, rob. it looks nice. >> thanks, rob. well, word of a coronavirus hitting oracle park. how the giants are getting ready for the season while keeping players safe. this home is equipped with gig speed internet from xfinity. there's this game-time internetting room.
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nascar drivers a up for two races at indianapolis motor speedway but there's one driver fans won't be seeing, jimmy johnson. >> that's because he has tested positive for covid-19. johnson is asymptomatic but was tested after his wife tesnascarr
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johnson's return. he has to be symptom free and have two negative test results at least 24 hours apart. in a statement while johnson says he has never missed a race in his nascar cup career, he understands health and safety come first. you can catch the race without him here on nbc bay area this sunday at 4:00 p.m. 31 major league baseball players have tested positive for covid-19 including a pitcher on the giants. that news comes as the giants practiced today at oracle park for the first time since the start of the pandemic. >> nbc bay area's anthony flores shows us how the giants are preparing for an unusual new season while trying to keep players warming up at oracle park, then again -- >> didn't feel like a normal day at the park. >> it was much different than anything i have ever experienced and at the same time there was a lot of kpiemt aboexcitement abog
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on the field. >> reporter: the team was divided into groups to limit contact and catchers were not the only ones wearing masks. >> being out there with masks on was different, but, again, we were doing it in arizona so i have gotten used to it a little bit. >> reporter: there are reminders outside and inside the stadium to practice social distancing as the team is practicing to play a 60-game baseball season during a pandemic. the pitcher was not at the park today after testing positive for covid-19. he's the only one of the team's 60-man player pool to test positive for the virus. major league baseball is putting several new rules this season to try to limit the amount of time the players spend next to each other and try to keep them safe. there's no spitting. reliefa game goes extra innings team will begin with a runner on second base. as for playing in empty ballparks, the pitcher doesn't think that's how it will play out. >> i think there will be fans in the stands. i think we've seen with the
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owners they're not scared of anything or to put anyone at risk if they get the opportunity to, especially if it makes them money. >> reporter: one other no show was buster posey. they say he is taking care of a personal issue, adding he tested negative and he fully expects his star catcher to be ready when it is time to play ball. anthony flores, nbc bay area. >> and the as report to training camp tomorrow. we want to end with something good. our nightly tribute to our graduates. >> from everyone here at nbc bay area, congratulations to the class of 2020. ♪ ♪ ♪
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