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officials say it is the key to stopping the surge, but not everyone is listening. >> certainly awkward for me to approach a citizen that's my customer and tell them that they need to cover their face. >> tonight a new effort to crack down on people not wearing masks. there are new numbers out tonight that illustrate why covering your face can put a big dent in the spread of covid-19. state health leaders now say wearing a mask 80% of the time could reduce transmission by as much as 60%. this as late tonight another bay area county puts some teeth into its mask mandate. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd explains. >> reporter: the emergency order making it mandatory to wear face coverings in contra costa county is in effect not everyone is happy in danville. >> i don't understand that. you know what i mean? where you're forced to wear a mask. i just had a kidney tooken out. i got bad lungs, this and that. i can't wear a mask, but it is
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what it is. >> reporter: according to the state, wearing a mask is essential if you want to flatten the curve. he says 80% compliance could reduce transmission by up to 60%. >> having that mask on or handy is a very important tool as we continue to see the evidence grow that it can help reduce the spread of covid-19. >> reporter: recovery candace anderson says, won't happen until people are forced to follow the rules, and money could be that incentive. >> we continue to have increasing cases, increasing hospitalizations, and a lot of it is people just not complying with the health order right now. >> reporter: out of nine bay area counties, six of them require face coverings. san francisco just tightened its rules on saturday, issuing 123 warnings. we have yet to find a county that has issued a fine. in contra costa county, those fines start add $100 for the
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first offense. get caught a third time, you can face a $500 fine each time. norm walsh says as a business owner, the mas>> feel like i'm to police the public, and it's not my job to police the general public. >> reporter: in danville, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. new at 11:00, covid-19 cases are being reported at a south bay costco. tonight santa clara county public health is investigating cases at the warehouse store on lawrence station road in sunnyvale. health leaders say the store didn't have to shut down because it followed county rules for handling these situations. those include identifying close contacts who may have been exposed, disinfecting the store, and notifying the county about the exposure. looking at the numbers across the bay area, more than 900 new cases were reported.
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contra costa county saw the biggest jump, 231 new infections. another of the hot spots in the region, alameda county adding 195. statewide, though, a positive sign tonight. case numbers have dropped four days in a row. dailey new cases in california shown in this graph showed the numbers peaked one week ago on july 21st. the state reported 12,000 new infections that day. but since then, cases have dropped every day. look at today. 6,000 new cases, half of the number from last tuesday. now, let's shift and take a look at the 14-day average of new cases. you requecan see the line has td upward over the past two months, but the last few days it's dropped. our first sign in quite some time of cases trending downward. while this is encouraging news, it's important that everyone continue to wear a mask and social distance if it's to continue in this direction. it was easy to social distance at oracle park tonight,
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and no traffic leaving the stadium. a live look at oracle park right now. the lights are still on after tonight's giants home opener. a home opener like no other for the giants. the fans in the stands were cardboard cutouts. the crowd noise piped in, and tailgating was practically nonexistent. but the baseball was real, and that's really what matters to the fans. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us live from oracle park with more on this ultra weird opening night. terry? >> reporter: ultra weird beginning to middle to end. it was absolutely the strangest night of my baseball life. but at least we had baseball. miami marlins, they don't have baseball. they're not going to have it until at least next week because of a covid-19 outbreak. so the fans are out here tonight are saying, let's celebrate this crazy beginning to this season while we still have it. >> let's go marlins! >> reporter: some hints of normalcy at oracle park for the
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giants home opener tonight. lucille doing his thing. the cove covered with kayakers and fans trying to peek in to see the game for free in right field. but inside, no fans, just cardboard cutouts because of covid-19. twin sisters kristen hembree and lisa thomas haven't missed a home opener in ten years and they didn't miss tonight's. >> just to have something positive and normal even if it's just weird. >> and even if it's just two is fragile season might last. the miami marlins today announced four more covid-19 infections for a total of 17. no more games for them this week. manager gabe kapler says players still have to focus on baseball. >> i think they're pretty focused on and excited about opening day, and i think that there's plenty to get to today with respect to our doing our jobs on the field. >> reporter: some fans like eric
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and daughter madison lee. are you excited to be here? >> yes. >> why? >> because. >> reporter: are rooting for the giants and for the already shortened season to go the distance. >> i'm just glad this is some sense of normalcy, right? it's been too long, and we need sports to come back. >> reporter: let's finish it up with some good news. major league baseball says since friday, it has tested 6,400 players, and on-field personnel, and they haven't found one other case. nobody outside the miami marlins seems to have covid-19 so far. live at oracle, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> thanks so much, terry. right now, the berkeley city council is debating a resolution to help cal students struggling to pay their rent. it would urge uc berkeley to comply with rules that restrict evictions. berkeley landlords cannot evict people for failing to pay their rent during the pandemic, but uc
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berkeley is exempt from that ordinance because it's a state agency. the resolution also requests students be allowed to terminate their lease without penalty. we've just learned there will not be a vote on the matter, though, tonight. one year later, and they remain gilroy strong. today marks one year since the mass shooting at the garlic festival. a gunman opened fire, killing three people and leaving 17 others hurt. tonight the community came to honor the lives lost and those who survived and the first responders who prevented further tragedy. nbc bay area's ian cull has the story. >> reporter: one year later, it hurts. it always will. but especially today as those affected walked back to the site where it all happened. >> that day was ripped apart right here in this park. >> reporter: it's why the santa clara county d.a.'s office that has worked with victims' memori to remember the gilroy garlicee
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killed last year. 25-year-old trevorerby, key la salle azar was 13. and stephen romero was just 6 years old. >> they're our community, our people, our families, and our friends. >> reporter: this woman is kayla's aunt. >> it has changed our lives forever, and our family will not be the same without kayla. >> reporter: in the backdrop, the memorial garden with three rocks for each of them. then a video presentation that shared what the victims loved. it brought it all back. because of social distancing rules, the event was streamed online where they honored the three gilroy officers who heard shots that day and ran right into danger to take down the gunman and save countless lives. each receiving the d.a.'s medal of service. >> and for the rest of our lives, we will never forget those three officers. >> reporter: one year ago at this park, thousands were just
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trying to enjoy some food, some garlic, their families, and a south bay tradition. but tonight it hurts all over again, and the families hope someday soon, it will get easier. >> today we woke up, and i mean it's the same feeling we've been having since, you know, they won. a lot of anxiety, pain, and we want to thank everybody for coming here. >> reporter: in gilroy, ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> we have a series of stories and interviews remembering the victims and honoring the heroes on our website. just go to and search "gilroy strong." tonight an investigation is under way into how a 10-year-old boy riding his bike was hit by a delivery truck. it happened just before 1:00 this afternoon on merry wood drive in lafayette. that's near lafayette community park. the boy driver of the truck is cooperating. a massive fire in san
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francisco sent smoke across the bay into oakland. the fire sparked about 7:00 this morning near fulsome and 13th streets. flames engulfed six commercial buildings. most of them family-owned businesses. >> it's about time for something like this to happen, i can tell you that, if you do lose your business, especially for us too. essential industry. now no idea what the heck we're going to do. >> reporter: it took more than 100 firefighters to knock down the flames. one firefighter was hurt, but we hear he's doing okay. no word on what sparked the fire but investigators are looking into a mattress fire in a homeless encampment that was put out behind the building hours before this fire started. still ahead, a powerful new tribute to george floyd. the unusual place where it was unveiled and where it's headed next. and san francisco businesses remain closed while waiting for covid testing. the major backlog delaying any reopening in the city.
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i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. i'll show you exactly where that fog rolls in for tomorrow morning and what's ahead for the rest of the week coming up in about eight minutes.
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peralta street in oakland. today his family held a news conference pleading for the public's health in finding the killer. chambers' father is devastated. >> my son went to prescott school and died right across the street from the school. how could that happen? it's unbelievable. we are a close knit family around here. >> a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. a tentative date has been set to start fixing the leaning millennium tower in san francisco. according to the magazine yt engineering news record," construction should begin in mid-november. as we've previously reported, the plan is to prop up the leaning building with 52 piles pounded into the bedrock. the job should take two years to complete. the homeowners association says construction could begin even earlier in october if things move faster than expects. changing the scope of the mayor's powers in san jose is
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apparently not polling well. after a marathon zoom meeting that spanned two days and grew hostile at times, the city council voted to put the strong mayor issue on the november ballot rather than deciding the matter themselves. it would expand the mayor's powers, bringing them in line with those of other big-city mayors, but the mercury news reports new polling data indicates the measure may be a tough sell to voters. so mayor sam liccardo proposes delaying it until the november election in 2022. as covid-19 spreads, some bay area restaurants are shutting down temporarily when an employee tests positive. many want to have every employee tested before returning, but as nbc bay area's jean elle reports, they are waiting longer than expected for test results. >> covid's been quite challenging. >> reporter: adam mesnick closed the doors at the deli board eight days ago after an employee tested positive for covid-19. >> for the safety and health of
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not only our employees but the customers. >> reporter: he planned to reopen thursday. temporary closure signs are popping up at san francisco businesses. andy town coffee roasters closed several locations. >> we decided to just out of an abundance of caution to close everything just so everyone could get tested. >> reporter: but employers say scheduling tests and getting the results is taking longer than expected. >> i have other employees who it's going to be a week for them to get tested and then probably another week to get results. >> reporter: lauren crabbe is planning to open the doors august 2nd. she's hoping to have results for all employees by then so everyone can feel safe. >> from a business perspective, it's really important to have that rapid testing so that we can get back to work. >> reporter: acknowledging the backlog, state health leaders are issuing new guidelines for who should be tested. >> we're at a point right now where we can say everybody that wants a test needs to get a test? the answer is not today. we need to prioritize the
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testing for those who need it the most and for public health purposes. >> reporter: those with symptoms, essential workers, first responders, and those possibly exposed to a person with covid-19 should be the first to get a test. jean elle, nbc bay area news. california will soon start tracking the sexual orientation of people getting tested for covid-19. providers already have to report about race and ethnicity, but the state hopes collecting this new data will close any gaps in testing and treatment. >> we expect over the course of the next month that we'll see improvements in the use of these fields and our ability to report out to you and to use this data to effectively see how our interventions are working. >> labs will also be required to collect and report the information to the state. 93% of californians are currently living in a county on the governor's watch list. that includes every bay area county except san mateo. however, the peninsula could
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soon join the list as the health department says it has more new cases than allowed under state guidelines. meanwhile, santa cruz county was recently put on the list. today it was forced to close several indoor operations. that means like most of the bay area, hair and nail salons can only operate outdoors, but indoor malls, places of worship, and gyms must shut down. time to get a check on the forecast with chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we've had some really pleasant days this week. is that looking to continue for the rest of the week? >> it does look like we'll continue to see that really beautiful weather here for the bay area as we head right into this upcoming weekend. it's all courtesy of that fog at the immediate coastline. so let's go ahead and get you ready for that wednesday forecast. with so much stuff happening each and every day, everything kind of changing for a lot of us, the weather definitely has been kind of the mainstay here. you can see as we move through tomorrow morning, we get another round of those low clouds back
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right here across the north bay, also over the east bay and some of the low cloud cover as well for the south bay, including san jose. then as we progress through the afternoon, we get our sunshine back by 1:00, and that's what's going to make it the best day. we get that cool start, and then we get that sunny afternoon. temperatures for the morning begin at 56 in the tri-valley. i have you at 57 in the south bay. also dropping down to the mid-50s in the east bay. early fog in san francisco. 54. and the te a look at my forecast as we roll through the day tomorrow. numbers are pretty stable. we're not going to see a big change tomorrow. in fact, if anything, numbers will go a degree or two cooler because of the way the fog is moving in at the coastline. i see us at 82 in cupertino. 83 in downtown san jose. right here for the east bay, it's a split picture. low 90s for concord and livermore and places to the
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east. closer to the bay we're down to 72 in oakland. let's bring you to the peninsula. it's been perfect here in palo alto. another day with 78 degrees. san francisco, it's chilly. you had 50s to 60s here from the marina to the mission. and for the north bay, napa, sonoma, santa rosa all coming in with 70s to low 80s tomorrow. now, i do think this pattern will continue. we have two different systems that will move to the north the next couple of days, and that will keep the fog pattern going at the coastline. i don't see any rainfall with that, but again, this nice comfortable pattern. so this will bring us 60s in san francisco as we head through the next several days. and for the inland valleys, upper 80s to low 90s right into this upcoming weekend. so for the end of july, garvin, this is the kind of forecast that i think is going to get me going. i don't know about all of you at home as we head through our wednesday. nice day to get outside and get that fresh air. >> not to hot, not coming up ne
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service, no exceptions. the change announced late today that will take some drivers and diners off guard. and we have jimmy. >> hey, everyone. tonight we have an all new show with michael che. megan rapinoe, and hashtags. it's an all new "tonight show" right after your late local news. happening now, other cars could soon be powered by tesla batteries. in a tweet, ceo elon musk says he's open to supplying batteries and licensing software it other carmakers. musk says tesla is just trying to, quote, accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors. tesla is also planning to build its own battery manufacturing facility at its fremont plant. we're back in a moment.
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follow-up to a story we brought you last week. leaders in contra costa county have a message for businesses and neighbors who are ignoring the mask mandate at drive-throughs. no exceptions. this is in response to a starbucks store that was directing customers who weren't wearing a mask to order from the drive-through instead. >> it's these little incidental things that nobody thinks matter that matter. they're making the spread of covid. >> starbucks said it didn't realize the mask ordinance applied to drive-throughs. the penalty for not obeying the mandate ranges from $100 to $500 depending on the number of offenses. the biggest tech show in the world is using technology, of course, to go virtual. organizers of the consumer electrics show announced today
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the in-person event in las vegas is canceled. instead, ces 2021 will be held online only in january. it will include speeches, conferences, and of course showcases of all the latest and greatest tech gadgets. due to the pandemic, organizers say it simply wasn't possible to safely hold an event that attracts more than 150,000 people each year. >> well, maybe it's everyone sheltering at home that gave netflix the edge, but the los gatos streaming service made history at today's emmy nominations. netflix broke the record for the most nominations in a season with 160. hbo's watchmen was the most nominated show, receiving 26 nominations. jimmy kimmel will host the emmy awards september 20th though right now no word on just what the show will look like because of the pandemic. it's the new normal at oracle park. we'll take you back to the giants home opener. sports is next.
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game this season, several giants players kneeled for racial injustice during the national anthem. first inning, the game got off to a good start for the orange and black. flores singles in mike yes, ma'am tremendous ski. wil myers crushes a home run to center field to give the padres a 5-1 lead. they would go on to beat the giants 5-3. the as hosting the colorado rockies. fourth inning, sam hilliard crushes a two-run shot to right field. rockies lead 3-1. eighth inning and the rockies keep pouring it on. a three-run inning including this rbi walters. the a's lose to the rockies 8-3. when we come back, a look inside the first space shuttle designed for tourists. hi. we're glad you came in. what's on your mind? can you help keep these guys protected online? easy. connect to the xfi gateway. what about wireless data options for the family?
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so thinking about where you want to go once it's safer to fly? well, if space is your answer, you'll want to see this. we're getting our first look inside the virgin galactic spaceship that will one day take civilians into space. the interior of the vss unity
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was revealed today during a virtual event. there are 12 cabin windows for passengers to see earth, and the seats are designed to manage g-force. over 600 people have already made their reservations. the cost of a ticket, it isn't cheap, between $200,000 and $250,000. the trip into space will last roughly 90 minutes. test flights have taken place, but no official launch date is set. thank you so much for joining us this evening. our next newscast is "today in the bay." that's tomorrow at 4:30 in the morning. have a great night. we'll see you here tomorrow. this is a test ♪


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