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school will be a huge step. >> and what about that quarantine rule? we ask county leaders why that's still in effect. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening. i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm raj mathai. good news as we head into the weekend. that new johnson & johnson vaccine clearing a huge hurdle today. an fda panel endorsed it, and any day now the fda will give its final stamp of approval. if approved, it will be the first single-dose covid vaccine in the united states. another difference, it can be kept in a normal fridge, that temperature, so it's easier to appears effective against the new variants of the virus. final approval could come as early as this weekend. so what does that mean for us here in california? governor newsom says the j&j doses could arrive here by next week. he made the announcement today during a visit to fresno county. the governor says the first batch of doses for our state
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totals to about 380,000. he says this will help turn the page on the pandemic. >> that single dose provides opportunities to bring those doses and vaccines to where people are because those doses don't require the storage that the moderna and pfizer doses require. >> if you notice that gentleman right there in the brown jacket, a familiar face. he was at today's news conference. that's actor and comedian george lopez, who lives in the pebble beach area. he was there advocating for farmworkers, who he says have been largely overlooked during this pandemic. there's still a lot of concern about the disparity of distribution, which vaccine you should take, all those questions. for more, let's bring in dr. kirsten bibbins-domingo, chair of the department of epidemiology at ucsf. let's talk about the johnson & johnson vaccine. how much of a game-changer is it to have a number three vaccine in the mix and the fact na it's only one shot you need?
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>> yeah. it really is amazing. we have two already highly effective vaccines. this will be the third. it will help with supply. the fact that it's a single dose and can be kept in a normal refrigerator will help us to get vaccines to areas that are harder to reach because they don't have the equipment for the types of storage issues. so it really is important for the massive task that we have to vaccinate everybody. >> so the moderna and the pfizer vaccine are very similar to each other. the johnson & johnson is a little bit different, and there is an efficacy difference also. the others are in the 90 percentile. this is in the 72 percentile. people are saying maybe i should wait to get the other one. you shouldn't wait. you get the one you get, ri >> you get the one you get. severe complication, you have to factor that it. here's the reality. the johnson & johnson vaccine was studied in thousands of
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people. the people who got the vaccine, they had zero deaths in those who were vaccinated. this vaccine is highly effective as are the other two. what up need to do during the pandemic now is to take the protection now. in fact, that's the most important message. don't wait. >> for sure. let's talk about distribution. first we had problems ramping up. now we're getting the vaccine into people's arms. inevitably we have the people that are skipping the line. is there a way to keep the cheats out, or at this point should we just open it up to everyone and be like, just get a vaccine? >> no. you know, our biggest limitation unfortunately right now is supply, supply at the federal level, supply coming from the manufacturers. so people have to a very well thought out prioritization scheme that really tries to protect our oldest californians who are most at risk of dying,
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our essential workers who are really on the front line. and it's really important that everyone maintains that schema and recognizes for the next few weeks, they're probably a little more bottleneck than anybody wants. but everything will become substantially easier, and i think that's the most important thing. >> very quickly, one next question. if i'm vaccinated and i'm with three other people that are vaccinated, can we take our masks off? >> if you're in your own home, you should take your masks off. you're all vaccinated. when you're out in public with people you don't know, you have to follow the public health orders just because it's helpful for everyone else, and i think that's what we have to do. but you should feel comfortable in your own home and as more people get vaccinated, i think we'll see some of the rules for being outside the home ease up a bit. >> dr. bibbins-domingo, thank you for being with us and for your expertise.
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we're following some breaking news in the east bay related to covid. livermore valley joint unified school district just announced students will resume in-person classes next month. preschool through 12th grade students will be allowed to go back on campus, or they have the option of continuing distance learning. it really is a preference for the family. in the past hour, san jose unified announced it will bring back students for in-person learning in april. the district says it's because teachers are starting to get their vaccines. now, back in november, families were given the option to send their children back to campus or keep doing distance opted to go back for in-person classes, ap. families have the option to request a change, though, based on the capacity of their students' class. so much of this is linked to how many people are getting vaccinated. let's check in now with the vaccination rate specifically in santa clara county. this graph shows the average number of vaccines given per day. look where we started.
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january 2nd, about 1,500 vaccines per day. a month later, we shot up to 6,900. on february 14th, valentine's day, 9,800. so almost 10,000 vaccines per day, and that's kind of where we've plateaued. it stays relatively stable. how is santa clara county doing vaccinating our elderly? 59% of the people 75 and older have received at least one shot. 54% of the people 65 and older have received one shot. here's a helpful tool for you. nbc's website called plan your vaccine. the goal is to get you connected to get that shot. go to the site, select your state, occupation, and age. then the site pulls up the closest locations where you can get the vaccine. this works really well for out of state relatives as well. just go to well, they are certainly dreaming of visiting friends without wearing a mask or listening to live music. this is in the south bay. santa clara now loosening some guidelines while keeping others tightly in place. nbc bay area's scott budman has an update for us.
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>> reporter: monica hernandez and lilia pantoja are feeling a little more free with this visit over coffee. >> i think we all just want some sense of normalcy. >> reporter: santa clara county now says if you're six feet apart and outdoors, masks are no longer required. >> we want to be careful, but we also want to come out. it's really hard to be at home and then working remotely and then just having the ability to see a friend once in a very big while, it just thrills you and you want to get out and about. >> reporter: part of a gradual loosening as the county expects to move into the less restrictive red tier last week. >> hopefully we're headed in the right direction and, you know, getting some kids playing sports and getting kids back in school will be a huge step. >> reporter: but not everything is loosening up yet. if you travel more than 150 miles, you still have to isolate for ten days when you get back. county leaders say memories of the post-holiday spike are too fresh. >> especially right now as we
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have other variants that are circulating out there, we want to make sure that people are traveling, to try to avoid gathering with people that they don't live with to make sure that we don't continue to spread the new variants. >> reporter: so visit and see your friend's smile with a mask close by. >> it feels good, but at the same time, you're still -- it's nerve-racking not wearing it. see, that's why i still have it on because you never know. >> reporter: we're also getting a little closer to being able to go to concerts again. the new guidelines say you can sing outdoors in public without a mask as long as your audience is at least six feet away. in san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> we're getting there, scott. as restrictions ease, the race to get people vaccinated ramps up, especially in our black and brown communities. they're the ones most impacted by this pandemic in terms of infection and death rates. let's bring in janelle wang now, who joins us with what's really being done.
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this is a question we ask every day, janelle. >> yeah, it's trying to educate these people about the pandemic as well. people of color are more affected by this pandemic than any other group. there are several reasons why, raj, including the fact that many are essential and hourly workers, so they're much more exposed. and many are not getting tested and therefore not getting fears of the health care system and some of the inequities they have faced in the past. congresswoman barbara lee held a facebook live community discussion today with california surgeon general dr. nadine burke harris. representative lee says the death rate among african-americans in the county she represents, alameda county, is twice as high compared to other groups. and that's why she says the african-american community needs to get vaccinated. she says she understands their fears but wants to reassure them. >> in the black community and other communities of color there's a pandemic upon a pandemic. we have this crisis first of all
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of health care and the pandemic and the underlying conditions, of course, which make us more susceptible, but the underlying conditions relate directly to structural racism in the health care system where we have not received adequate care throughout 401 years, right? >> we have a vaccine that is safe and effective. so when we are talking to our african-american communities and talking to our communities of color, that's when i want to say, y'all, we need to be first in line, not be, oh, i'll wait and see and, you know, hit me up in a couple of months and i'll see how it goes with other folks because we have a limited resource, and we want to make sure our vulnerable communities are getting it. >> the surgeon general says they are working to get trusted messengers to underserved communities to reassure them about the vaccine and provide them easier access and transportation to get their shot. now, as for access, we've been talking about the state and this website. it's consolidated everything on this website on how to sign up for your vaccine.
6:11 pm that is the best way. but i found out today there is a covid-19 hotline for people who just don't have a computer or access to the internet, which is a lot of the elderly community. and that's the phone number you see on your screen. 1-833-422-4255. now, the state stresses the best way to sign up for a vaccine is that website, and you can sign up loved ones who don't have a computer or access to the internet. you can sign up all your family members and your loved ones if you want there. so the state is still streamlining everything right now, and dr. nadine burke harris says they should have all the kinks worked out by the end of march. raj and jessica. >> communication is so key and a lot of people are trying to work towards that. thank you, janelle. up next, is it having an impact? santa clara county opens up a new vaccination site in a vulnerable community. and proposing the largest overhaul in the history of the antioch police department.
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the crucial vote expected tonight. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking a little bit more wind for the weekend. i'll have an hour-by-hour timeline so you can plan around it coming up in about six minutes.
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this is what thousands of people were marching for last year, reforming police. tonight a pivotal meeting is in progress in antioch. the mayor is pushing forward with his police reform plan,
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calling for a vote in the next couple of hours. nbc bay area's christie smith is in antioch with the latest and the details of what's being proposed here, christie. >> reporter: that's right. lamar thorpe is really talking about a long list of reforms from body cams to greater transparency and really creating an environment where everyone in antioch feels at ease with police. he says that he believes making this happen is really long overdue. the mayor was planning to take action on this plan next month, but thinks now is the time for the council to consider these reforms. so a virtual meeting is happening now. violence has plagued antioch in recent days. there were shots fired inside of a target store. one person was hurt, and two teens were arrested. two first responders were shot in an unrelated incident, and a man died in police custody. the mayor says he did collaborate with the police chief on some of these ideas, and he hopes to see change. >> we have to create an feels
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comfortable in having a relationship with the police department. police doesn't solve crimes without the input of residents. so we can't have one particular group in our community comfortable enough to give information and other aspects of our community not. >> reporter: some of the proposals include establishing a mental health crisis response team, enhancing a training paradigm with principles like de-escalation to demilitarize police and increasing police accountability and training, including body worn cameras and dash cameras, and improving hiring practices. he says if approved, that some of these changes could happen quickly. others might take time to implement. reporting live in antioch, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, christie. conflicting stories tonight about why san mateo county cut off vaccine supplies to a major health care provider, one medical. as we've been reporting, san francisco, alameda, and san mateo county all canceled
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contracts with one medical, accusing the group of allowing ineligible people to cut in line and get their covid shots early. but now one medical is contradicting that, saying the issue in san mateo county involved public schoolteachers who got the green light from their superintendent. the superintendent is disputing that claim, saying burlingame elementary did not give approval for any teachers to move ahead in the line. county supervisor dave canepa says this kind of situation can be harmful. >> if we bend the rules for others, that will get out to other people and, in turn, the processes become flawed, and in turn people don't trust the process. >> one medical has since clarified explanation a bit, saying teachers had an email from a quote, district leader approving the shots, not necessarily a superintendent. san mateo county started allowing teachers to get their vaccinations on monday. this is after all of this
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happened. now, despite progress across the bay area, there is a lot of concern over five particular zip codes hit hardest by covid in santa clara county. they're all in east san jose as well as in gilroy. now, slowly more vaccination sites are opening in those communities. nbc bay area's damian trujillo tells us the impact. >> reporter: well, today it was here at the east valley clinic on mckee and jackson in east san jose. this clinic will offer vaccinations five days a week with appointments, and today's opening was a huge sigh of relief for many. excited about walking into her appointment, this woman is glad there's another vaccination site in her neighborhood. >> today i'm going to have it vaccinated today. >> reporter: the east valley clinic is the latest site to open in east san jose, following vaccination sites at the mexican heritage plaza and the emanuel baptist church, a roller rink at east ridge mall will open next week to provide up to 5,000
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vaccinations a day. >> we are pulling out all the stops and making sure that the county is really covered and that we're making it very easy for people to come and get vaccinated. >> reporter: no other region in the county has been most impacted by the pandemic than east san jose and gilroy. that's where dr. gerardo cortez has seen the worst of times. >> very difficult. i think, you know, seeing your patients succumb to this virus, the deaths, it's just disheartening. >> reporter: the doctor is comforted by what he saw today, saying it feels like the cavalry is finally coming. >> we're at a better spot today. >> reporter: but health experts say it's hard to analyze how big of an impact the vaccines are having in east san jose. too many factors to consider. >> the ability to say how much change in transmission is due to each of those factors is extremely difficult, if not impossible to assess. >> how do you feel?
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>> i'm fine, hon. yeah. >> reporter: she said she's glad she got her first shot. the county hope is to get more of her friends and neighbors vaccinated in east san jose. damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. let's turn our attention to the weather outside on this friday night. jeff ranieri with us. >> yes. >> jessica, do you think he's going to garden this weekend or hit a lot of outdoor restaurants? >> and take lucy for a nice long walk. >> what's the answer, jeff? >> i like all three of those. you know what? none of those were on my list, so now they are. >> good. >> yes. i can get it all in. all right. let's go ahead and get you outside to our live high-definition sky camera network. if you're like raj, jess, myself, trying to make plans, put it on the list for this weekend, we're going to get some good weather in between a little bit of mountain wind. you can see right now on this sky camera network we do have mostly clear skies, and when it comes to temperatures today, we were right on point for where we should be for this time of the year. you can see we got up to 65 in
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santa rosa. the average is 62. san francisco 58 with the average of 61. san jose hit a high of 63 and the average is 64. saturday forecast, upper 30s to low 40s. through tomorrow, the big focus will be the wind developing in the mountains. and ahead, dry weather for most of the week coming our way. so a focus on that wind. you can see 8:00 tomorrow morning, most lower elevations 5 to about 15 miles per hour. but watch by the afternoon. the orange to red color expands across the mountains. that's wind gusts of 20 to about 45 miles per hour, again for the mountains. i think once we hit saturday night, we'll start to see that wind trying to come down. but a better bet of that wind beginning to exit by sunday morning. a little bit of wind for the mountains as we roll through saturday. i think sunday is looking pretty good. and there's a chance of a few spotty showers once we hit next friday. it's only a 55% possibility but things could trend up after that. so, jessica, right now it looks
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like sunday is going to be the best day for brunch outside just in case you were taking notes or anyone at home. sunday, good day for brunch outside. >> i will pencil that in. thank you very much, jeff. >> thanks, jeff. also in the next 40 minutes, including these stories, where will the money go? san francisco takes away millions of dollars from law enforcement. the mayor lays out her plans on where she wants to spend that money instead. and getting teachers vaccinated. we've been talking about this a lot, but it comes with a stipulation in one bay area county. and first, one of the final big obstacles in the way of the a's new waterfront ballpark. the environmental issues that need to get worked out before construction can begin. we're back in three minutes.
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right there in oakland. today oakland r london square. the plan also includes housing, a hotel, retail, and office space, but there are environmental concerns ranging from air quality to noise pollution. >> definitely concerned about traffic and congestion. but, you know, i think it might be helpful for the economy and things like that. >> we want people to walk and bike and take transit to the games. so this report creates requirements. for example, for a bridge over the train tracks for bicyclists and pedestrians. >> the oakland city council will need to approve the project in order for it to move forward. the a's lease at the oakland coliseum ends in 2024. they are the last remaining team in oakland after the departure of the warriors and raiders. well, up next at 6:30, get
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ready to reopen, and then you can get a vaccine. the bay area county telling schools they need to have a plan to get their teachers a dose. also taking away $120 million meant for law enforcement. so where's that money going to go? san francisco lays out its goals.
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right now at 6:30, one step closer to getting a third vaccine on the market. tonight the fda on the verge of approving the johnson & johnson vaccine. all this comes after the vaccine cleared a huge hurdle.
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an fda panel endorsed the vaccine foration. >> this could be an active compd pfizer, johnson & johnson can be kept in normal refrigerated temperature. it also appears effective against the new virus variants. final approval could come as early as tomorrow or sunday or into next week. but still doctors stress we're not out of the woods. >> to continue to double down on the public health measures that prevent the transmission. >> for now, masks and distancing, the same stuff we've been hearing for the last ten months, the only real way to win this fight against covid. >> so there is a renewed push tonight to vaccinate teachers across the bay area and across the state. the governor pledging 10% of doses will be set aside for teachers starting on monday. as nbc bay area's jodi hernandez reports, solano county isn't waiting around and it's hosting
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its first teacher vaccination clinic today. >> reporter: the line has been wrapped around the parking lot all day long. these are teachers who are already back in the classroom or will be soon. they say they're finally getting the protection they've been asking for. >> one of the things i said is if i'm going back in, i want to make sure i'm vaccinated. >> reporter: sixth grade teacher jacob anderson said he's thrilled he's among the first group of educators in solano county to get a covid-19 vaccine. with his school district gearing up to reopen, he thinks getting vaccinated is a must. >> disease runs rampant in schools. normal disease runs rampant. one kid gets a cold, your whole class is going to have a cold. for a virus, for a disease that's supposed to be this deadly and this easily communicable, i want to make sure i'm safe. i want to make sure i'm prepared. >> we are absolutely thrilled. as you can see, it's our first one, and it's going amazingly well. >> reporter: solano county vaccinated 1,000 educators
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today. the county superintendent says they're focusing on those who have already returned to school and districts that have a set date to reopen. >> we know teachers want to be in front of their students, and we know that students want to be in front of their teachers. my hope is that we can make it happen. >> reporter: it's not just teachers but support staff too, including school bus drivers like shelly coss. coss says so far she's only driving special ed students, but soon her district will open for all kids. >> it's been nerve-racking, you know. we just try to keep the bus clean and safe. >> reporter: sixth grade teacher michelle says she's overwhelmed with emotion. she has health conditions that put her at risk. she got an email confirming her appointment during her online class yesterday and immediately told her students. >> i'm getting vaccinated. and they're cheering for me. they were so excited. it was the cutest thing ever. >> reporter: in solano county, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area
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news. well, tonight the state has fixed an issue preventing some people in the bay area from getting a vaccination appointment. marin county leaders say people living in the county weren't able to schedule an appointment on the state's myturn website. we don't know exactly why that was happening but the problem has been resolved. now marin county residents ages 65 and older, those who work in education, food service, and first responders can now sign up on the site and get an appointment. basketball star jeremy lin has been in the international headlines for years but tonight for a different reason. the palo alto native talks about anti-asian comments in pro basketball. according to the athletic, the nba g league is opening an investigation. today lin posted an emotional message on facebook about the increase in anti-asian hate crimes. he said, quote, being a nine-year nba veteran doesn't protect me from being called coronavirus on the court. being a man of faith doesn't mean i don't fight for justice for myself and for others. so here we are again sharing how
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we feel. is anyone listening? the former nba star is now playing for the santa cruz warriors in the g league. lin has been on the receiving end of anti-asian hate for many years, including when he was at harvard as a student playing for the ivy league championship. he said people were calling him a derogatory name on the sidelines and on the floor. >> the refs heard it. my teammates heard it. their teammates heard it. nobody did anything except, you know, one of my teammates got super pissed and was like -- and got into the ref's face and said, i know you heard him say that. you're not going to do anything about it? the ref didn't do anything. and what ended up happening is i played terrible and we got blown out. i ended up playing way out of control. i had like two or three offensive fouls. i fouled out of the game. it was just a nightmare. >> those incidents stay with you for a long time. lin says he learned a big lesson from that moment. jeremy lin will be part of our
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next installment of "race in america" about the issues we face and what we're doing about it. it airs march 18th. we've got new information tonight about san francisco's ambitious plan to invest millions into the city's black community. the idea was first proposed last summer in the wake of demonstrations following the death of george floyd. over a two-year span, the city will be redirecting $120 million from law enforcement agencies to social programs in the black community. the board of supervisor president shaman walton believes it sends a strong message that they're listening to the community's concerns. >> we understand the relationship that law enforcement has had with our communities in a lot of cases, it has been negative. so we want to shift the negative relationships that have existed. >> the plan focuses largely on mental health and housing issues. despite the black community making up 5% of san francisco's population, 35% of the city's homeless population is black.
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up next, taking care of essential workers. california's new senator uses his first bill to address a pathway to citizenship for those who have been so critical during this pandemic.
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we have some breaking news to share with you. the u.s. supreme court is allowing indoor worship services in santa clara county to resume at 20% capacity. that decision reverses an earlier ruling from the ninth circuit court of appeals. county health leaders say they are disappointed in the supreme court's decision. they say indoor gatherings are risky and could spread covid-19. we turn now to black history month. dorothy lazard has been the head librarian at oakland public library's history center for 11 years. inside there are thousands of books, photos and maps that tell the rich history of the east bay. marcus washington talked to her about preserving oakland's history. >> i think it's profoundly
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important because people want to know the history not just of the black panthers but the history of world war ii and what came before world war ii and the history of pullman porters. all of that is woven into the fabric of oakland's history. >> the history that's in that room isn't taught in the schools, and specific lip the black history of oakland, the black history, the black culture. why is it so important to let people know that that is there because in other words, you just might not get it? >> well, you might not get it, but what we try to do as a public library in all of our departments of the public library is to maintain contact with public school teachers, private school teachers, and let them know what resources we have to supplement what the students are getting in the classrooms. >> have you seen more people come in, especially what we've
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dealt with within the past year what it comes to race in america? have you seen more people coming in, reaching for that knowledge? >> there was something about last year, the murder of george floyd, the murder of breonna taylor, the pandemic, all of these crises, and our response to them has been -- as a society, i think, has been much more proactive than it's been in a long time. we put on displays and programs and publish bib leographys and make those available for people so they'll know that this history, oakland's black history and all history of communities of color in oakland are collected and celebrated and spotlighted. those are the ways we try to keep black history, you know, on
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the table. and it's on the table all year for me, so i don't limit my programming to just february. >> black history 365. >> that's right. we should name something that. >> we can work together. >> marcus, this is -- yay. this is a good thing. >> i think marcus is on to something there. >> he is. >> yeah. well, there's a new path for citizenship for some undocumented immigrants in a bill sponsored by california's new senator alex padilla. the essential workers citizenship act offers some 5 million working immigrants designated essential during the pandemic. it's a way to become u.s. citizens. padilla hosted a town hall with heavyweight support. he also heard from some of the workers themselves who have put their lives and their families' lives at risk. >> the grapes, the bell peppers,
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the lettuce and other fruits and vegetables, and my family makes sure other americans have to eat can't be harvested through zoom. >> we can't rely on these hardworking people to keep our nation afloat and thank them in times of crisis and then turn our backs on them once this pandemic is behind us. >> research shows that undocumented immigrants pay more than $11 billion a year in state and local taxes in all 50 states. it is friday. let's bring in jeff ranieri. i believe we are at week number 50, jeff. week five-oh, since you've been working from home here in this pandemic. >> it feels like it. oh, you know, we have all the equipment here at home. like many of you, each day you're getting through something else, so we're going to talk more about our weather forecast. we're going to get you ready to go on some nice weather coming
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our way in between a little bit of wind. i'll be back with that in about six minutes. hang in there, jeff. our problem solving cash recovering team has 5 million reasons to smile tonight. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. nbc bay area responds. that's next. like, seeing my mom. it's unthinkable to me that i can't see her and i can't hug her. not being able to hug is just like touching someone to say i love you, to hug you... those are the things that i miss. ♪♪ ♪♪
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delivering. so he got arlen involved, and then art got his $1,780 refund. over at nbc bay area responds, we recently heard from melissa in martinez. she told us she was going back and forth with a home warranty company. we've heard a lot of these cases. she said it went on for six months and she was out $300 after an almost endless saga involving her refrigerator. she thought she should get her $300 back. well, she did after we called the home warranty company. we have a story about home warranties in the works. please stand by for that. i am proud to report tonight we have hit another benchmark. $5 million for viewers like you together with telemundo 48. that's how much money we put back in people's pockets sincep. please do give us a call. the number in english is 888-996-tips. in spanish, 844-408-4848. all right, raj. how is it going with your taxes? are they done? >> oh, we have to do taxes this year. >> this year you do. april 15th. >> i am -- it's on my to-do
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list. >> excellent. i'm going to add something to your to-do list. next week we'll be here, all next week, with a series of tax stories to help make sure you don't make mistakes, maximize how much money you get back from uncle sam. >> i've been thinking about them. i just haven't put my plan into action. i hear jessica laughing. you haven't done your taxes either, aguirre. >> my plan is closer to action than yours. >> true. >> all right? i have all the papers printed to do my taxes. all right. controversy is clouding the golden globes just two days before the big show. director ava duvernay and other stars tweeted the image of a cracked golden globe with the message, hollywood foreign press association, not a single black member out of 87. the press association vows to change that and to add a virtual show. things could get a little crazy. >> we never know what's going to happen with the speeches. the fact that all of the nominees are going to be receiving their awards from home
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is going to definitely change things. >> now, there was already criticism when black directed films such as "one night in miami" and "ma rainey's black bottom" failed to win bes afters angeles times article about the hollywood foreign press association's finances. all that aside, tina fey and amy poehler will have plenty of material. they're hosting the globes here on nbc bay area at 5:00. >> we will be watching. jeff ranieri with us now. i bet, jessica, jeff has done his taxes. he's the smartest of us three here. >> uh, i've started. how's that? >> we're 3 for 3. >> we we've got to get on the ball. >> that means i get to go to brunch on sunday, all right? yes. it's going to be some good weather coming our way, y'all, as we hit this weekend in
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between a little bit of mountain wind. let's get you started off right. if you're headed out tonight maybe to one of your favorite local restaurants, maybe to do some takeout or actually sit down and enjoy some of that food, you can see mostly clear skies. a little bit of a wind out of the west-northwest at times at 29 miles per hour. make sure to have the jacket really no matter where you are across the bay area with those chillier temperatures. tomorrow morning we're starting off cold. you got the yoga mat outside trying to get some exercise in. take the dog for a walk or, you know, go early to the grocery store, run some errands. get those out of the way first so you can have the rest of the weekend to yourself. 41 in the south bay. peninsula 43. the tri-valley at 40. we also have more of those 40s over the east bay, san francisco, and the north bay. the big change we'll see tomorrow, it's very similar to what we've already been through this week. it's this area of low pressure. another storm system dropping down across the west. this one's going to bring some snow in the intermountain west.
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but for us we're going to be on the dry and windy side of it. earlier this week we did have some mountain wind. it's going to be very similar to that. as we move through tomorrow morning, most of us only 5 to about 15 miles per hour for that wind at the lower elevations. watch as we head through the afternoon. you can see that orange and red color expand through the mountains. that's wind gusts of 30 to about 45 miles per hour. so, again, windiest in the mountains. as we move through saturday night, the wind will try to start calming down for some of those mountain peaks and definitely starting to see the wind push out of here as we roll through sunday morning. your allergies, that could be a problem for you saturday and sunday. elm, cedar, pine, ash, wild plum in the high categories. be thinking about that. with covid make sure to check those symptoms. as we roll through tomorrow's forecast, you can see temperatures really similar to where we've been lately. 65 in santa rosa. 66 in napa. concord, 67. and more of those mid-60s over to san jose and morgan hill. palo alto, 63.
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half moon bay checking in at 57. my extended forecast does have that wind once again calming down in the mountains once we head into sunday's forecast. we're dry through thursday. there's a chance of some showers on friday. only a 55% possibility, but there's a better bet of things potentially picking up after that. so there is a little hope in the forecast. not going to solve our entire rainfall deficit. we're close to 15 inches behind for the rainfall season so not good news there. inland valley, mid to upper 60s for highs. upper 30s to low and mid 40s for those morning lows. if you want to head out, do some brunch outside, sunday is going to be the day. we're at 64, 1:00 p.m. mostly clear skies. raj and jessica, it is definitely going to be the best day to get that brunch. i'm kind of like the brunch advocate today. i can't wait to do it myself this weekend. >> i'm going to need some recommendations. >> and that $20 avocado toast as
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well. >> i got a good one for you. >> thanks, jeff. up next, will the sharks be allow to play tomorrow night? new developments tonight in team's coronavirus scare. stay with us.
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okay. the sharks were back on the ice today. >> they returned to work after that positive covid test brought hockey to a halt. here's nbc bay area's anthony flores. >> reporter: back on their skates, the sharks practiced for the first time since closing their san jose facility for two days because of covid-19. >> it was a little bit of a shock. it's a little bit of a wake-up call and, you know, again, we're no different than anybody else in society, and you just got to be very, very careful. >> reporter: citing an abundance of caution, the sharks canceled practice wednesday and postponed their game last night against vegas after center tomas hertl tested positive for the virus. >> obviously guys are concerned for him and his family. we all checked in with him and he's in good spirits, so that's obviously good news, good news in a bad news situation. >> he's isolating. he's at home, and, you know,
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just trying to get rested. he's not been able to do much obviously. but from everything i've heard, i think he's doing fine. >> reporter: the sharks head coach says hertl has no serious symptoms. players and staff have been tested multiple times. all negative so far. the sharks now have to find a replacement for their star with the third most points for at least the next two weeks while he's out of the lineup. >> selfishly we'd love to have tommy in there, but we've got to find a way to keep moving forward and being safe. >> got to find a way to focus because either way, you know, we're playing a hockey game tomorrow. >> reporter: that game against st. louis at the shark tank. anthony flores, nbc bay area. >> jessica, as you know, with hockey, everything is ay. -- a "y." it's not tomas. it's tommy. sharks back in business. that's going to do it for us here at 6:00. have a great friday evening. >> we'll see you at 11:00.
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