tv Today in the Bay NBC March 20, 2021 7:00am-8:00am PDT
good morning. it is saturday, march 20th, 7:00 on the dot as we take a live look outside at cloudy skies over the rose garden in san jose. a chilly start to the first day of spring. we want to thank you so much for starting it with us. i'm keira clapper. vianey rana joins us with a look at your microclimate forecast. hey, vianey! >> good morning, keira. and you know, it is a little cloudy right now to start, but at least the last of that rain is clearing out just in time to go out and enjoy our weekend. and yes, it is definitely cold, especially up to the north bay. look at ukiah, 34.
napa, 35 degrees right now as you head out the door. in santa rosa, 37. even in los gatos, 38 degrees. let's take a look at doppler radar. you can see that rain has made its exit and we're going to get drying conditions ahead. and also partially clearing skies by this afternoon. temperatures will climb eventually into the upper 50s, but right now in the north bay, you could even see some patchy frost on your windshield. as you head out early this morning, i'll talk about that, the first day of spring, what we've got going on ahead coming up in just a few minutes. >> we'll see you in about 15. vianey, thanks so much. we begin this morning with breaking news out of dallas, texas, where one person is dead and five others are injured inside a nightclub early this morning. a fight broke out between two groups of people at prime nightclub in northwest dallas. a group opened fire on another group. the injuries range from stable
to critical condition. the shooter is still on the loose. >> now to our other top story, fear and anger here in the bay area, as asian americans continue to be targeted in violent attacks. now people are coming forward, trying to help keep them safe. "today in the bay's" jean elle has more from san francisco. >> reporter: aipgs american elders are speaking up about their fears as members of the community are attacked and people are responding. >> an asian american elder attacked and robbed in daly city yesterday. some violence is caught on camera, some isn't. san francisco police say a 53-year-old asian man was the victim of an unprovoked assault at this bus stop at mission and 13th yesterday morning. >> the victim was bloodied, their nose had been split open. >> a witness who stopped to help said it's not the first attack he's seen in the city. >> it's very, very sad to see the prempbls of it today and how
open these attacks have become. >> supervisor met with 76-year-old assault victim today to let her know she has a community wanting to support her. >> she said she was actually afraid he was going to kill her. >> he's working on a safety plan with neighborhood groups and merchants to help older asian americans feel safe. >> putting something up in their window saying, you can come in here and be safe here and we are looking out for you as well as having community members trained and placed throughout the neighborhood at targeted times and places to help keep people safe. >> on social media, neighbors are offering to escort neighbors who are afraid to walk alone. >> i didn't feel safe. >> reporter: gladys long says it feels good to know that she has neighbors willing to help. >> i have to respond to the e-mails where they've offered to escort me.
>> reporter: jean elle, nbc bay area news. happening today in san jose, asian american groups are calling on the public to help patrol japantown and keep people safe there. the group, japantown prepared, is holding a virtual event today at 1:00 p.m. to train volunteers. they're looking for people to patrol on foot and on bicycles, both on weekdays and during church services on sundays. they say they need about a dozen people each week to effectively help protect the japantown community. you can help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. also happening today, calls to action to support the asian american community. at least seven rallies and events are planned for san francisco, oakland, and on the peninsula, including in daly city, where as you just saw in that video, a 69-year-old asian woman was thrown to the ground and robbed thursday afternoon. we spoke with the mayor of daly
city about moving forward. >> whether it's to speak out, whether it's to cry, whether it's to start healing around thesis issues, it's been said many times that asian american communities are silent communities, but we are silent no more. >> we have posted all of the details for today's events on our home page. it's on nbcbayarea.com under stopaaiphate. nbc bay area, telemundo 48 and our parent company, comcast, have pander with the bay area-based asian pacific fund. we're providing grants to organizations working to stop attacks against asian and asian american communities. since february, more than $500,000 has been donated to the fund. if you would like to donate, you can go to nbcbayarea.com and search "solidarity fund." in other news now, every
californian will be able to get a covid vaccine by may 1st. that's the new announcement from governor gavin newsom. there's joy in that optimism and a heavy dose of doubt. "today in the bay's" thom jensen reports from contra costa county. >> reporter: in contra costa county, nearly 500,000 people 16 and older have already had at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. some are still waiting to see if they're as safe as scientists say they are. but others like two friends who work in the mt. diablo school district still have not been able to get vaccinated and classes start thursday. >> i've tried to make the appointment and it's all booked out. so probably supply issue. >> i'm a custodian, but got to clean up everything they touch. >> others tell us how their appointments were canceled after their vaccination site ran out of doses and thousands of people in santa clara county discovering this week that they won't get their shots due to vaccine shortages but governor newsom said today those problems
will disappear before the end of april. >> and make available vaccines to everybody across the spectrum, because supply will exponentially increase. >> i completely agree with him. >> dr. monica gandhi is a ucsf professor and a working md with expertise in infectious diseases and one of the bay area's top doctors in the fight against covid-19. >> all of these appointments that we're all struggling with, this is all going to get better. >> dr. gandhi has been high-level talks regarding supply issues and rollouts. she says over the past month plus, public health officials across the region and state have built the infrastructure and found the people needed to get shots in arms. >> essentially, the entire last month and a half has been spent in setting up these vaccination sites, getting enough people to administer them. >> reporter: and dr. gandhi says vaccine manufacturing has been ramping up at the same time and there will be enough doses for everyone by may. >> reporter: dr. gandhi says we should also watch what's going on in the uk, where
hospitalizations and infections are way down and where they've taken a strategy of getting one dose in as many arms as possible. first, she says, that strategy could work here, too. in concord, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. new this morning, no international spectators will be allowed in the stands to watch the tokyo olympic games. the international olympic committee and the government said international fans will be banned from attending the games because of covid-19 concerns. about 4.5 million people have been sold to people who live inside japan. another million or so have been sold to people who live abroad. the ioc says those abroad will receive refunds for their tickets. the games run through the 23rd through august 8th and you can watch right here. the newest recommendations
welcome back. it's 7:11 on your saturday morning. the sun is just beginning to rise, as we look over walnut creek on a chilly morning. it is the first day of spring and vianey rana has your full microclimate forecast in about five minutes. the cdc now says schools no longer need to keep children's desks six feet apart. students can now safely sit three feet apart. that could allow schools to add more kids in each classroom and could potentially change the need for staggered class schedules. the guidance says students and teachers still need to wear masks and wash their hands frequently. stanford epidemiologist dr. yvonne maldonado agrees. >> as a pediatrician, in collaboration with the american academy of pediatrics, feel that this is really good news for children. these are real-world studies, looking at real-world children
and teachers. and where they're open in all of these other states, we are just not seeing infections. >> reporter: the new cdc recommendations also remove the need for plastic shields or barriers between desks, but teachers, students, and other adults should be kept about six feet apart when people are talking, cheering or singing. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," coming up. you know, like, i'm grateful i can even be here right now. i'm just like -- it's beyond me right now. >> speaking out for the first time. hear from that survivor of the atlanta spa shooting. the rain has made its exit, but we've still got some cloud cover out there. what can we expect for the first day of spring? i'll have that answer for you coming up. stay with us.
dublin. a chilly start to this first day of spring. vianey rana has your full microclimate forecast in just a moment. but first, we turn to the deadly shooting rampage in atlanta. we are now seeing this surveillance video of the shooter entering one of the spas before opening fire. all eight victims have now been identified and the president and vice president spoke yesterday in atlanta to support the community there. nbc's blayne alexander reports. >> reporter: the surveillance video is simply chilling. a suspected gunman walks into young's asian massage, the first stop on his deadly rampage. later, the chaotic aftermath. police rushing to the door, others watching in disbelief. lost in the carnage, eight lives. an army veteran, a newlywed, a business owner. dlanya yong was out for a spa day with her husband. they were in separate rooms when they heard the gunshots. >> what do you want people to
know about your sister? >> everything was family to her. she wanted people to keep positive and moving forward. >> reporter: and still fighting for his life, elsy hernandez ortiz. he called his wife as soon as he was hit. >> the only thing he said was, i've been shot, please come. she said that she could barely understand him anymore because his voice was starting to fade away. >> reporter: today in atlanta, president biden and vice president harris spent their first official trip together meeting with members of the asian american community. >> they've been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed. it's been a year of living in fear for their lives. >> reporter: on capitol hill, a somber silence, and across the country, outrage. >> what do we want?! >> justice! >> reporter: tonight, the suspect's lawyer says in a statement he advised his client to waive his first court appearance, adding, our firm will conduct a thorough investigation on his behalf. now, all eyes on officials as hay work to determine the motive and whether to officially label it a hate crime. blayne alexander, nbc news, atlanta. and new this morning, a
survivor from that spa shooting is speaking out for the very first time. marcus lions says he was inside young's asian massage for the very first time and two minutes into his appointment, he heard a gunshot. >> first heard that first gunshot go off. i got back up, and then the girl got in front of me. she was like, wait, wait, wait, you know, like, something -- you know, something along those lines, telling know hold on for a second. and we heard another gunshot, and that's when i dove and hid behind the bed and when i hid behind the bed, i heard another gunshot and i saw her fall. >> he says his masseuse likely saved his life. he was able to run outside and get his firearm and go back inside to protect the people in the spa. we are going to lighten the mood a little bit now, checking in with vianey arana for our microclimate forecast. it is the first day of spring and it sounds like there is some
lovely temperatures ahead for us. >> reporter: i think that's a great way, you know, to set up the spring weekend with a good temperature. also, we're seeing a spring, you know, weather roll around, but the cloud cover is still here thanks to that rain. but of course, we welcome rain anytime we can get it. san francisco right now, beautiful skies. of course, it's a little cloudy still, and it is definitely cold, especially up to the north bay and in through the interior valleys. 34 degrees right now in ukiah. 36 in napa. and even down through morgan hill, 36 degrees. so grab that coat as you head out the door. don't worry, you're not going to need a heavy, heavy coat. it will be cool this afternoon. take a look at doppler radar. you can see that for the most part, the system has made its exit. we've still got a little bit of snow in the sierra coming down up and through the far north bay. but we're going to enjoy a nice afternoon what mix of sun and clouds, temperatures in the upper 50s, low 60s. san jose, 62 degrees. fremont, 60 degrees.
hayward, 61. san francisco, 59. san rafael, 61. so because it is the first day of spring, i want to get you a quick factoid about spring. so here's something that you may not know. spring trends have shown that from 2000 to 2020 in california, spring has trended warmer 90% of the years. the only two years we fell below average was between 2010 and 2011. what does this mean? when it's warmer, there is a possibility with the lack of rain that this could mean an early fire season start, which is of course what we never want to see, which is why we like to rain when it makes its appearance. now, if you want more information about your specific county or more information about, you know, climate change and impacts around the bay area win encourage you to visit our website, nbcbayarea.com/climateincrisis, because we have other hot spots located throughout the bay area and a ton of info on there. long-range outlook right now, a drying trend ahead looking into sunday, monday, tuesday,
wednesday. and as we are looking towards wednesday and thursday, we'll see storms that will stay north, but our big impact here will be the wind. it's going to be windy. in addition to that, it's going to warm up. those storms will stay north. we're not expecting any rain, which is why we've got that drying trend. but take a look at what happens to our temperatures. we go from upper 50s this weekend to upper 60s for san francisco, heading into tuesday, and look at this, 70s on the map for tuesday and wednesday. we haven't seen 70s in a while, but we did see a couple back in -- you know, about two weeks ago. now let's talk about your climate hack of the day. i love ordering out. it's great for supporting our local restaurants, but i started to notice all of the plastic silverware that came in those bags. so let's take a look at a better option. as much as i like cooking, i love ordering out, which is great for our local restaurants. but it's got me noticing how
many plastic forks and spoons i'm constantly throwing out. now, i need silverware to eat when i'm on the go, so it's got me thinking about looking for a better option. here's the problem. "forbes" says an estimated 40 billion plastic utensils are trashed in the u.s. every year. they can't be recycled because they're too contaminated with extra food. and even if they could, they're too small and too lightweight for the recycling sorter. so those 40 billion plastic forks, spoons, and knives will sit in the dump for 1,000 years until they break down. hey, vianey, it's time for your climate hack. >> i have awesome friends who are really good about carrying their own silverware. they often come in little baggies kind of like this one, which means i can still eat at my favorite local restaurant. but instead of the plastic, i'll carry these around in a bag or in my purse. also, when you're ordering online, whether it be through an app or on the site's website, make sure to looking for the
option to forego the plastic silverware altogether and use these instead. >> what's the payoff, carrying reusable silverware can make a big impact right now and in the long run. if every american didn't use any plastic cutlery for one day, we would keep 100 million pieces of plastic silverware out of our dumps. that's a lot of plastic. follow me at nbc vianey arana and check out nbc.com/climatehacks. >> that's a ton of plastic that we could just keep out of the landfill altogether, keira. >> it's great advice, vianey. as always, thank you so much. it is 7:22 and we still have more ahead on "today in the bay." coming back from covid. we introduce you to two bay area organizations helping the community and now helping each other.
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benefit from this chain reaction of support. >> we felt like it was a really great opportunity to help each other survive in this environment. >> reporter: the takeaway from all of this is simply a good, hot meal. >> thank you, hon. >> the takeaway for the rest of us is a reminder that indeed the only way we've been able to get through this is to gather. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> better together, indeed. garvin, thank you. it is 7:27. we have much more for you on "today in the bay." coming up, a show of community support from across the bay area against violence targeting asian communities. where you can participate today.
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outside, a little bit of haze as we look at the beautiful golden gate bridge on this first day of spring. a chilly start to a new season. thank you so much for joining us. i'm keira clapper. vianey rana has a peek at our microclimate forecast and it's a good one. hey, v.? >> it is. hey, there. it's cold and cloudy right now, but we will eventually get some sunshine peeking through those clouds. 41 degrees in walnut creek. take a look at the temperature trend heading into the afternoon. by 11:00 a.m., we'll be in the mid-50s. overall, a cool afternoon ahead. things will be getting warmer, though, heading into the workweek. but first, i want to show you one of our colder spots, the north bay. 33 degrees, patchy frost likely, especially for some of those sheltered valleys. and about 10:00 a.m., in the 40s, jumping into the upper 50s, low 60s for the afternoon. but are we done with the rain? well, we are going to head into a bit of a drying trend and also warmer temperatures. so i'll go into more detail on that and what to expect for the
month of spring, at least for the first couple of days, anyway, coming up in just a few minutes. keira? >> we'll see you then, girl, thanks so much. as elderly asian americans continue to be targeted in violent attacks, fear and anger are taking over bay area communities. now neighbors are coming forward trying to help keep them safe. "today in the bay's" jean elle shows us how. >> reporter: asian american elders are speaking up about their fears as members of their community are attacked and people are responding. an asian american elder attacked and robbed in daly city yesterday. some violence is caught on camera. some isn't. san francisco police say a 53-year-old asian man was the victim of an unprovoked assault at this bus stop at mission and 13th yesterday morning. >> the victim was bloodied. their nose had been split open. >> reporter: a witness who stopped to help says it's not the first attack he's seen in the city. >> reporter: it's very, very sad
to see the prevalence of it today and how open these attacks have become. >> reporter: supervisor matt haney met with 76-year-old assault victim today to let her know she has a community wanting to support her. >> it was a community, she said she was afraid that he was going to kill her. >> reporter: he's working on a safety plan with neighborhood groups and merchants to help older asian americans feel safe. >> putting something up in their window, saying, you can come in here and you can be safe here, we are looking out for you, as well as having community members train and place throughout the neighborhood at targeted times and targeted places, to help keep people safe. >> reporter: on social media, people are offering to escort neighbors who are afraid to walk alone. >> i would be called, you know, and shouted at and yelled, you don't do this! and so i didn't feel safe. >> reporter: gladys long says it feels good to know that she has neighbors willing to help.
>> so i have to respond to the e-mails, where they've offered to escort me. >> reporter: jean elle, nbc bay area news. happening today, asian american groups in san jose are calling on members of the public to help patrol japantown and keep people safe there. the group japantown prepared is holding a virtual event. it's today at 1:00 and they'll be training volunteers. they're looking for about a dozen people every week to patrol on foot and on bicycles, both on weekdays and during church services on sunday in japantown. you can register by emailing japantown prepared at gmail.com. a similar program is running in san francisco's chinatown. also happening today, at least seven rallies and events are planned for san francisco, oakland, and on the peninsula. including in daly city, where a 69-year-old asian woman was thrown to the ground and robbed thursday afternoon. we spoke with the mayor of daly city about rising above this
violence. >> whether it's to speak out, whether it's to cry. whether it's to start healing around these issues, it's been said many times that asian american communities are silent communities, but we are silent no more. >> we have all the information for today's events on our home page. go to nbcbayarea.com and it's under stopaapi hate. people are responding to these attacks with money to show support for some of these victims and these horrible attacks. xou jen xi was attacked in san francisco. we also have an update on danny yu chang who was attacked monday on san francisco's market street. he tells us he's now regaining his eyesight. chang repeatedly was punched and hit.
his gofundme has raised more than $72,000. and as we've been saying, nbc bay area telemundo 48 and our parent company, comcast, have partnered with the bay area-based asian pacific fund. we're providing grants to organizations working to stop attacks against asian and asian american communities. since february, more than half a million dollars has been donated to that fund. if you would like to be a part of it, go to nbcbayarea.com and search "solidarity fund." turning now to a new announcement from governor gavin newsom, that every californians will be able to get vaccinated by may 1st. there is joy in that optimism and a heavy dose of doubt. "today in the bay's" thom jensen reports from contra costa county. >> reporter: in contra costa county, nearly 500,000 people 16 and older have already had at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. some are still waiting to see if
they're really as safe as scientists say they are. >> a little skeptical. >> but others like two friends who work in the mt. diablo school district still have not been able to get vaccinated and classes start thursday. >> i've tried to make the appointment and it's all booked out. >> i'm a custodian. >> reporter: others tell us how their appointments were canceled after their vaccination site ran out of doses. and thousands of people in santa clara county discovering this week that they won't get their shot due to vaccine shortages. but governor newsom said today that those problems will disappear before the end of april. >> and make available vaccines to everybody across the spectrum, because supply will exponentially increase. >> i completely agree with him. >> reporter: dr. monica gandhi is a ucsf professor and a working md and one of the bay area's top doctors in the fight against covid-19. >> all of these appointments that we're all struggling with, this is all going to get better. >> reporter: dr. gandhi has been
in high-level talks with bay area and state leaders supplying vaccine issues and rollouts. she says over the past month plus, public health officials across the region and the state have built the infrastructure and found the people needed to get shots in arms. >> essentially, the entire last month and a half has been spent in setting up these vaccination sites, getting enough people to administer them. >> reporter: and dr. gandhi says vaccine manufacturing has been ramping up at the same time, and there will be enough doses for everyone by may. dr. gandhi says we should also watch what's going on in the uk, where hospitalizations and infections are way down and where they've taken a strategy of getting one dose in as many arms as possible. first, she says, that strategy could work here. in concord, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. some people in the south bay who are waiting to still get their shots will have to wait just a little bit longer as thom just mentioned. both santa clara county and health care providers are
keel dealing with a shortage in vaccine supply. that's leading to appointment cancellations. county leaders say they, too, are frustrated and upset as the public is as they wait for more doses. new this morning in other news, international olympic fans will have to watch the games from home. the international olympic committee and the japanese government this morning announced international fans will be banned from attending the tokyo games because of covid-19 concerns. about 4.5 million tickets have been sold to people who live in japan. another million have been sold to people who live abroad. the ioc says they will be able to give refunds to those who bought tickets. the games run through july 23rd through august 8th and you can watch right here on nbc bay area. ahead on "today in the bay," a video sparking outrage in the college sports world. the stark difference in how the female and male athletes are being treated. next, how the ncaa is responding
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welcome back. it's 7:41 on your saturday morning. a beautiful look as the sun is shining across the eastern span of the bay bridge and clear across san francisco. a little bit of cloud cover. you can still see sutro tower there. it is a chilly morning on this first day of spring. vianey arana has your full forecast in just a few minutes. leaders in the ncaa are now apologizing after a video went viral showing how the men's teams are being treated better than the women's teams. warriors' star steph curry retweeted this video from a member of the university of oregon's women's team. the video shows a small stack of dumbbells in the women's weight room in san antonio while that's the men's team playing in indianapolis have a spacious weight room stacked with amenities. the teams are in separate bubbles for the ncaa tournaments. >> this is my passion.
i care about women's basketball and women in sport. we fell short this year. >> an emotional response there. ncaa leaders say it was a lack of collaboration and the short timeline for getting the tournament together during the pandemic that were contributing factors. dick's sporting goods, by the way, has offered to send weight room equipment free of charge to the women's bubble in san antonio. we'll be following up on that. 7:42 right now. coming up on "today in the bay," vianey will have a full look at your microclimate forecast on this first day of spring. stay with us.
if you look at the rays of sunshine peeking through those clouds, that's a good vibe start already, right? so let's talk about the temperatures, though. because it is definitely cold in some spots. right now in san francisco, we've got a couple of clouds lingering there, as well. and it is in the 40s for san francisco right now. 45 degrees, 48 degrees in oakland. look at los gatos and morgan hill. 38 and 37 degrees. and it's even colder in through napa. about 34 degrees. so some patchy frost. you might see that on your windshield if you live in some of those sheltered valleys early this morning. what do we have in store when it comes to rain? are we in the clear of rain? of course, we've got rain on thursday, a couple of scattered showers yesterday. and take a look at the current doppler radar. in the sierra, we're still seeing snow. but anytime we see rain or snow, it is a good thing. so near that area, we can still see some of that on the radar. but we'll continue to dry out as we head in towards the first week of spring. so let's look at your daytime highs for this afternoon. cool and comfortable. we're talking upper 50s,
low-to-mid-60s. san jose, 62 degrees. morgan hill, 60 degrees. santa cruz, 59. san francisco, 59. and half moon bay also in those 50s. what do we have in store for the long run? we're going to keep the cool weather at least for the first half of our week and we'll remain dry with some clearing heading into sunday. and then just looking out ahead towards i would say wednesday, thursday, we've got a couple of storms that will stay to our north, so we'll remain dry. but because of the passing storms, we'll notice an increase in those winds. breezy at times and dry wednesday/thursday, even in through next weekend. no rain in sight for now, that is. the storms will stay off to the north. what can we expect over the next seven days? it will feel like spring when it comes to those temperatures. even in san francisco. take a look at tuesday. 68 degrees. we get a bump of about 10 degrees in san francisco and, yes, these are 70s on the map for tuesday and wednesday. take a look at that.
so the overnight lows will remain in the 30s and overall, we are expecting to see some very springlike weather here for the next several days. so i hope everyone gets a chance to go out and enjoy the first day of spring. i'm going to hop on instagram live at about 8:30 to answer any questions and enjoy today, because we're going to get a solid mix of sun and clouds and cool 60s in the forecast. even drier for tomorrow. keira? >> all right. looks good, vianey. we'll see you at 8:30 for that instagram live. it's 7:47 right now. still ahead on "today in the bay," if you need to get away after this year of pandemic life and plan your next vacation, coming up, we have the best strategies for saving on the cost and traveling safely. more bay area students returning to the classroom. the contra costa county school district set to welcome middle schoolers back. and changes coming to public transit. will it impact your commute? we'll break it down for you monday morning, 4:30 to 7:00.
welcome back at 7:50 on your saturday morning. wow, the sun is shining as we look from our oracle park camera in san francisco. home of the giants, clear across to the bay bridge on what should be a beautiful first day of spring. boy, it's been in a year in this pandemic and many of us are yearning for a return to normalcy. and that includes travel. this for you is a live look at sfo this morning where the tsa is seeing an uptick in travel. it has screened more people in the past week than any other week in the last year with more than a million screenings. while there are inexpensive fares to be found, the pandemic has created a push to book now
and pay later. nbc's vicky nguyen reports on what you need to know before heading out. >> reporter: sunning on the beach, exotic locations, and european adventures. there's no denying the deals are there. we found $374 round trip airfare from new jersey to hawaii, $132 a night. fly to miami in style. all with no change fee. but experts say it's still not safe to travel freely right now. >> i don't have a crystal ball, but given the uncertainties in the near future, i'm thinking late summer or the fall, maybe when we can travel more. >> reporter: dr. henry wu is the director of emory university's travel well center. >> if you've been fully vaccinated, is it then safe for you to travel? >> i do think the vaccination is certainly a great thing to have. i would certainly encourage it for travelers and anyone when it is available, but i do think the general precautions about travel should still apply. >> reporter: travel expert emily
coffman says you can plan for later. >> what would you tell people who are wondering, is now a good time to book? >> now is a great time to book to take advantage of these fares. airlines and hotels have re-visited their plans with cancellations and change requirements. >> reporter: according to travel website hopper, people are taking advantage, they've seen a 100% increase in demand for travel july 15th through august 15th. >> there's so much pent-up demand for travel. >> reporter: christopher eliot is a travel advocate. >> if you're booking right now, what should you be doing? >> make sure you can either cancel your flight or make a change without a penalty. if you're booking a hotel, stay away from the pre-paid nonrefundable rates, because if you make a change in your plans, you won't be able to get any of your money back. >> reporter: and while bundled airfare and hotel packages can save you money, it will be much harder to reschedule. >> i have been waiting for two
months for a refund. >> they would put us on hold and hang up or transfer us and hang up. and that happened three times. >> this is all my correspondence with them, trying to resolve this and get my money back. >> reporter: pre-pandemic, i was a big fan of the package deal. they made everything so simple. however, now, i feel like they're more complicated if you need to undo them. i believe right now, at this time, it's best to book directly with your airline or directly with a hotel. >> reporter: one popular trend during the pandemic, so-called book now, pay later travel plans. think of it as a loan complete with credit check, down payment and monthly payment. the average interest rate is 15%, so if you miss a payment, it can add up. >> what should people know about these book now, pay later packages? >> you want to be very careful when you're making that purchase. there are rules when you push the dates and change things. there may be interest or fees. >> reporter: before you book anything, consider, is the destination accepting visitors from the united states?
are you required to test negative before boarding the plane, upon arrival, or before you can return? does your hotel offer contact tracing and deep sanitization? some hotels do provide free covid tests. regardless of when you travel, where you travel, or even your vaccination status, expect to take covid-19 precautions. >> that was vicky nguyen reporting for us. after the break, we have some exciting news on a new reopening. stay with us.
after a yearlong hiatus, some cruise ships are gearing up to return to the seas. two royal caribbean cruises are planning to set sail in june. the first will launch from st. maarten on june 5th and days later the second will leave from the bahamas. passengers 18 and older will be required to test negative for covid-19. the week-long cruises will not stop at any u.s. ports. an east bay treasure is once again open for business.
children's fairyland in oakland reopened yesterday after a four-month closure. fairyland was built on the shores of lake merritt in the late 1940s. it opened five years before disneyland and rumor has it, it wassen an inspiration for disneyland. social distancing means no puppet shows, no story time and no rides, but the slides are open. just like every saturday, it's time for our clear the shelter segment featuring our friends from pets in need. meet jagger, a 1-year-old hound mix. he's been in a long-term foster home while he recovered from leg surgery. his foster family says, and i quote, he is a total lover boy. he adores to cuddle his humans. he also loves other dogs. his foster family has two other dogs already and they say jagger gets along well with them, meaning, if you already have a
dog, jagger would be a great addition for you. the pets would need to ensure they're a good match. jagger is energetic, eager to please, and food motivated. as i like to say, aren't we all? he knows to sit on command, walk well on leash, and is crate trained. you can find out more about jagger going to petsinneed.org or give them a call and ask about him by name. >> just like every saturday, we want to wait for a banks appearance and there he is, over your shoulder. >> taking a little nap. >> first day of spring, taking a little snooze. your pound puppy himself. so i know it was a happy ending for you and we always hope that people will -- >> you want everyone to get adopted, all of them are his friends, all of them are his cousins. all of those pets, dogs, cats, i've seen bunnies there. go check out a shelter, trust me. it's worth it. just make sure you do your research, and it is a big responsibility and i want to make sure they stay in your home
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