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but first, are we headed for a vaccine shortage? california is expecting to see an 85% to 90% drop in johnson & johnson doses over the next two weeks. what is means for you as you try to book your vaccine appointment. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening. good thursday. thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. it's just what we didn't want to hear. just as california prepares to expand eligibility for the covid vaccine, the number of doses we're getting is about to drop dramatically. as nbc bay area's thom jensen explains, the number of johnson & johnson single-shot vaccines is about to drop by hundreds of thousands of doses. >> reporter: in baltimore, at emergent biosolutions, some estimate 15 million of the johnson & johnson vaccine doses had to be thrown out just last week. but at the time they said that wouldn't affect their delivery quotas. and the president has reiterated that.
>> they expect to deliver 24 million doses in april and that they expect to meet their commitment of 100 million doses by the end of may. >> reporter: but the numbers tell a different story. california department of public health says nearly 575,000 doses of the j&j single-shot vaccine were delivered to the golden state this week. next week, it will drop to fewer than 68,000 doses, and the following week, it's projected to drop to just over 22,000. today santa clara county's vaccine and testing director wouldn't comment on the reason why but says he's monitoring the situation. >> we've been promised a lot of vaccine over the next few weeks. we hope that we will see those vaccines come. >> reporter: the state will only say that doses are dropping and directed us to the federal government to explain why. but it's clear we're not the only ones with a problem. in the past few hours, both delaware and maine have announced drastic drops in j&j
allocations as well. all of this as people across the bay area continue to struggle to even find an open slot for a vaccination. >> it's just so hard to find an appointment right now. >> reporter: serena's mom helen was able to get her first shot, but she's still waiting to schedule her second. even though the number of people looking for appointments is about to boom. when the state opens eligibility to everyone 16 and older next week. >> i'm not too worried about myself. i'm okay with everyone getting vaccinated first. >> reporter: santa clara county's director of vaccinations says they have the capacity to give 200,000 shots per week at just the county sites, but they're only getting 60,000 to 70,000 doses from the state. the state dictates eligibility changes in one week that will open up scheduling to millions of new people. >> we will be open to all persons that are 16 years of age and older. we just won't have the vaccine. >> reporter: alameda county says thanks to planning, it still has enough doses to meet the needs of current appointments and
won't have to cancel any as it continues to grapple with the ever-changing supply problems. in san jose, thom jensen, nbc bay area news. let's see right now how many people so far have been able to get their shot. the graph behind me shows the percentage of people with at least one dose of the vaccine. so let's start with green. okay. the counties in green, we're talking about sonoma, marin, san francisco, san mateo, and contra costa. these are above 50%, so you can see they're doing well. the highest percentage, though, is in marin county. that so far is at 63%. the counties in yellow, which we see here, solano, alameda, santa clara, those are somewhere between 40% and 50%, so partially vaccinated. now, let's show you napa. you can see napa up here. it's kind of lagging behind. it's only at 31% of its population has received one dose so far. jessica, the travel and
entertainment industries aren't the only groups deciding whether to require people to prove they've had a covid-19 vaccine. college campuses are considering it too. nbc bay area's anoushah rasta joins us live to explain where a few bay area schools stand and the growing debate over mandating vaccines. anoushah. >> reporter: janelle, both uc berkeley and stanford plan to invite all students back to campus for in-person instruction in the fall unless, of course, the pandemic takes an ugly turn or there's a change in public health rules. but neither school has made a final decision yet about whether students have to get a covid-19 vaccine before they can come back. all right. in a statement, spokesperson for stanford says they are in the process of evaluating whether they'll have covid-19 vaccination requirements but have said that the first week of classes will be virtual to allow people to reach campus and get tested if necessary. and at this point for uc berkeley students, that
university says getting the vaccine is encouraged and not required. now, right now notre dame, cornell, and rutgers are a few of the high-profile schools saying yes to making vaccines mandatory. other universities in arizona and north dakota are offering incentives instead to encourage students to get their shot, like dropping the mask requirement if they're vaccinated or being exempt from the school's mandatory covid testing. back here at home, students at uc berkeley have mixed reactions about making the vaccine mandatory, but public health officials say getting college students vaccinated is critically important because they appear to be leading the latest surge in cases. >> i want to sort of underscore that this is among 18 to 24-year-olds where we're seeing actually some peaks in cases. >> either way, i think as anything that gets the campus open in the fall will be good. i think they should get the campus as open as possible and if making everyone get
vaccinated is the way to do that, i'm all for it. >> reporter: remember that most schools already require proof of immunization for things like the measles or meningitis, but even if schools do decide to have a covid-19 vaccination requirement, they would most likely allow limited medical and religious exemptions to that rule. back to you. >> okay. thanks, anoushah. now, we're continuing to track all the changes in your life as california begins to reopen after the pandemic. this includes business reopenings, school changes, and workplace rules. you can find the updates on our website. just go to nbcbayarea.com and click on "coming back from covid" in our top stories bar. the warriors will soon have strength in numbers. the team announced today that in a matter of weeks, thousands of fans will be able to join them in person for games at the chase center. >> as for baseball, the first giants fans will be back tomorrow. a live picture of oracle park where the team is getting ready for their home opener tomorrow. now, for both sporting events,
you're going to need to bring something extra if you want to get in -- your vaccination card or a negative covid test. even with these new rules, fans and businesses are cheering. here's nbc bay area's pete suratos. >> it's been a long road but we're excited to start seeing warriors fans back in the neighborhood. our team will be super excited to have that energy. >> reporter: nick osborn is the general manager of the mission rock bar and grill. like many businesses in the area, there's plenty of excitement regarding the news that fans can return to the chase center on april 23rd. >> it's a combination of a lot of people who really care about the safety of our fans coming together with a plan. >> reporter: the warriors making the announcement today, saying they will be able to open up to 35% capacity. each fan must produce either proof of full vaccination or a negative covid-19 test administered within 48 hours of the game. of course, warriors fans won't be returning here to the chase center until the end of the month. but for giants fans, they'll be returning to the ballpark
tomorrow for opening day. and for businesses in the area, they said they're already game planning for their return. paul cardinelli is the owner of local tap. he admits the opening day experience at the bar will be different due to covid protocols. >> people sitting at the bar and the crowds in the bar, like you're three deep and two deep, that's -- that's gone. that's where you make your money. >> reporter: but even with these changes, he's hopeful tomorrow will be a sign of better days to come following a year of losing revenue due to the pandemic. >> it already feels great. it's like getting your second vaccine shot, you know, which i got mun a couple weeks ago, but it feels great. >> reporter: in san francisco, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. now we're going to be outside oracle park most of the day tomorrow ahead of the big game. you can watch our coverage starting at 5:00 right here. governor newsom unveiling a new plan to make california more fire-ready. why he says there is a greater sense of urgency than ever
before. plus president biden taking action against gun violence. why an east bay police chief says these actions will help keep you safe. and we saw a few more 70s inland today, but tomorrow's weather story will probably have more to do with the winds. winds picking up for your friday before a warming trend arrives for the weekend. a closer look when we come right back.
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responsible for a deadly mass shooting at an industrial complex in bryan. this happened about 90 miles east of austin. that trooper is in serious condition but stable. the suspect was taken into custody. we believe the shooter opened fire inside a cabinet-making business, killing one person and injuring at least five others. at this point we don't have word on a possible motive. the suspect is believed to be an employee at that cabinet shop. today president biden took his first major steps to try and curb gun violence. oakland native and vice president kamala harris was of course there, but so was another oakland native, oakland police chief le ron armstrong attended today's announcement. he says he was the only law enforcement officer in uniform who was invited. nbc bay area's melissa colorado spoke to the chief about the president's executive actions today and how they could affect oakland's recent surge in gun violence. >> gun violence in this country is an epidemic. >> reporter: it's no wonder the
white house invited oakland police chief le ron armstrong to d.c. to hear president biden announce his new gun control measures. >> i've experienced violence myself in my own family. >> reporter: years ago, armstrong lost his older brother to gun violence. today he leads a police department grappling with a sharp rise in shootings and homicides. >> in his speech when he recognized law enforcement looking directly at me, i thought it was a moment. a moment that i obviously won't forget. >> reporter: one of the president's executive actions aims to restrict so-called ghost guns, untraceable weapons that can be built using parts bought online. >> when the president spoke today and he said, you know, there is no need for people to have magazines with 100 bullets in it, oakland has seen, you know, the impact of having weapons with this kind of capacity. >> reporter: photos shared to us by the alameda county sheriff's office show a trove of illegal guns that were allegedly found during a 2019 investigation.
the sheriff's office says the suspects were selling the illegally converted firearms on the street. >> a city like oakland, it's easier to get a g-u-n than itg- >> reporter: chief armstrong hopes that funding will make it to the city's cease-fire program, which was impacted by the pandemic. >> the white house understands the problems that we're facing in the city of oakland, and so i hope that we can, you know, obviously be a beneficiary of the funds that will be leveraged today. >> reporter: in oakland, melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. coming up at 6:30, we're going to have more details on president biden's new gun control plan. i'm going to speak with hannah sheerer with the giffords law center. that's coming up in about 15 minutes. a tragic story out of south carolina where police say a former 49ers player shot and killed five people before taking his own life.
phillip adams played on many teams, including the 49ers and the raiders. he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. police say before taking his own life, adam shot and killed a prominent doctor as well as the doctor's wife and two small grandchildren. the kids just 5 and 9. an air-conditioning tech who happened to be at the doctor's house at the time was also killed. adams. father believes injuries his son experienced while playing may have contributed to his deadly actions. >> he's a good kid. he was a good kid, and i think the football messed him up. you know, i don't think he ever did anybody any harm. all i can tell you, we pray for the family. >> police are still trying to determine a motive in this case. san francisco police today marked the anniversary of a toddler's disappearance with a reward for information leading to her abductor. five years ago, the body of nicole fitts was found in mclaren park and her 2-year-old daughter ariana had disappeared.
san francisco police are offering $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of nicole's murderer and ariana's kidnapper. police also released a forensic sketch of how ariana might looked today. she was last seen in the company of her babysitter. california now bracing for what is predicted to be a very, very bad fire season. today governor newsom announced a sweeping $500 million plan he hopes will make us better prepared to deal with the fire season. nbc bay area's robert handa joins us from santa cruz mountains, the scene of last year's devastating fire, to explain how this governor's plan could help the bay area. >> reporter: yes. even though fire season technically starts may 15th, firefighting agencies always say it's become more of a year-round season. but now this new plan treats it that way. >> you don't believe in climate change, you don't believe in science, you believe your own
damn eyes. >> reporter: prevention and suppression are the main thrusts of the $536 million plan by governor newsom and state lawmakers. the sweeping plan will put millions of dollars to bolster forest management, fire prevention, and fire protection programs as well as cal fire staffing. >> we recognize that that requires efforts to do prescribed burns. it requires efforts to get mechanical equipment out into the forest to prepare for those prescribed burns. it requires hand crews. it requires more personnel. but it requires intention at. it requires a plan and we have a plan. >> reporter: along with boosting seasonal programs into year-long programs, the helitack unit will be utilizes. the governor used his authority to put $80 million to hiring almost 1,400 additional cal fire firefighters. >> that's going to include six additional firefighters on each helicopter. so in conjunction with the helicopter making water drops, we'll have firefighters on the
ground to actually attack the fire. >> reporter: the state will also benefit from advances in firefighting technology. today san jose state university put on its highly regarded fire weather research workshop, displaying tools to among other things analyze fire conditions. >> having that running all the time is really where we want to go, and that's needed. that will help actually predict kind of what the season outlook is going to be on a very fine scale. so, you know, every mountain, valley, every corner, you know, every region. so that's important. >> reporter: the governor also said the state will work closely with the federal government, which wasn't always the case with the previous administration. the state legislature is expected to pass the plan monday, and the governor says he'll sign it the very next day. in the santa cruz mountains, robert handa. >> we're inviting you to join us this sunday for our hour-long "climate in crisis" special. we'll talk to environmentalists about the greatest threats
facing the bay area and how you can take action to help fix this massive problem. you can watch it this sunday at 3:00 right here on nbc bay area. rob mayeda joins us now. you are part of this climate special. you've been working on it for a few months now. what can we expect? >> one of the leading topics obviously is the wildfires and how they've changed across california. to give you an example, looking at the temperature trends, the longer fire seasons with climate change, that's the progression we're seeing in the orange. the more acres per year being burned since 2000, especially through 2015, we've seen up to 75 more days added on to the wildfire season for the sierra per cal fire. what we're getting now are more calendar days where those conditions are right to spark those fires, and we've also been seeing more intense fires too, which has been fueled by more frequent droughts. case in point, what we're seeing outside right now. today's drought monitor update as of today. we've seen moderate drought now expanding down through the santa cruz mountains into the monterey bay region. if we rewind back to october, in this time frame between october
and now, we should see this drought monitor retreat or the severity drop off. it hasn't. in fact, for many areas across california, it's gotten worse as we've had our second dry season in a row. i just want to point out as we widen out for you, what you'll see is this is a problem thattek tends beyond california. this is october, this is how things look right now. what you'll see is severity has gotten worse across nevada, utah, colorado, arizona, and new mexico as you see. dry conditions, some of this due to la nina and the storm track moving farther to the north. much of the west will be dealing with these fire season early starts, i think, as we go through the next few weeks. for tomorrow morning, we'll see the fog spill back across the bay for the afternoon. a bit more wind. it's going to be cooler around the coast and san francisco. highs only near 60 in san francisco for the giants home opener. 67 in san jose. low 70s through the tri-valley, but we'll begin to see some warmer temperatures as the sea breeze starts to back off a little bit late in the weekend. san francisco should get back into the mid-60s by sunday and our valleys will start to see
that upward climb with temperatures back into the mid to upper 70s by the end of the weekend. more spring sunshine early next week. so on that topic of fire danger, we'll see if there are any april showers or any rain in the extended forecast for the middle part of the month. we'll have a look at that coming up at 6:45. back to you. much more to come in the next 40 minutes. it is day nine in the murder trial of derek chauvin, the former officer accused of killing george floyd. but one moment in the body cam footage that a doctor says proves floyd died from lack of oxygen. plus digging deeper into biden's new gun control order. the two things the president says he'll target first and what gun reform advocates think of that plan. but first, new rules at yosemite national park. what you need to do before booking that summer trip. we're back in three.
of schedule thanks to crews working seven days a week in good weather as well. in january, this section of highway 1 just south of big sur washed away following a storm. it left behind a 150-foot gap in the highway. it's costing $12 million to repair it. after an unsettling year of limited visitors and amenities, yosemite national park is carefully ramping up for a better season. it is keeping one new pandemic rule. you will need to make an advance reservation to get in. today the park announcing it's launching a reservation system for day visitors that will run from may 21st through the end of september. reservations are valid for three days with unlimited re-entries. it is a way to limit the number of visitors and the total number of reservations can be adjusted depending on covid levels in surrounding mariposa county. sad news for the peninsula's breakfast and lunch crowd as a historic dining spot closes, but the pandemic is only partly to blame. ann's coffee shop in menlo park looks like a 1940s diner because that's what it is.
nikki polis bought the business in and maintained that world war ii hospitality. she says her regulars are like family. she runs a tight ship but she couldn't control the landlord's sale of the building for redevelopment. >> i feel saddened that i have to part with it. i wish i could have another five years with it. i think i could hold it with my half. knock on wood, i'm healthy enough. >> the restaurant is scheduled to close april 19th but since the cook quit early, ann's minot make it that long. what is a ghost gun and why is it the first target of the biden administration? what you need to know about the president's gun control plan. plus a high-profile congressman accused of sex trafficking and prostitution. the new action that could put the embattled congressman matt gaetz in a legal no man's land.
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look at first. the news at 6:30 starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm janelle wang. today at the white house president biden took a series of executive actions to confront gun violence. but his efforts are largely symbolic as legislation most likely will be stalled in the senate. nbc's alice barr has the latest from washington. >> reporter: police in texas investigating yet another mass shooting just hours after president biden issued an emotional plea and a promise for action before a small crowd of gun violence survivors. >> this is an epidemic for god's sake, and it has to stop. >> reporter: the president under mounting pressure to deliver on his campaign promise of meaningful gun reform after a series of recent mass shootings from atlanta to colorado, southern california, to south carolina just yesterday, where a prominent doctor and two grandchildren are among the dead. >> every day in this country,
316 people are shot every single day. 106 of them die every day. >> reporter: today president biden outlining six executive actions, including requiring serial numbers and background checks for so-called ghost guns that are made at home, and investing in community violence interventions. >> they can reduce homicides by up to 60% in urban communities. >> reporter: the president also trying to make it easier for people to flag family members in crisis who should be temporarily blocked from buying guns. but executive action only goes so far. the president urging the senate to pass two house bills that increase background checks as republicans dig in. >> it's not going to make us any safer. it just infringes on our second amendment rights. >> reporter: president biden taking aim at one of the most divisive issues in washington. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. >> for more on president biden's executive actions on gun
control, let's bring in hannah shearer, litigation director of the giffords law center. thanks so much for joining us. for those who don't know, the law center is led by former congresswoman gabby giffords, a victim and survivor of gun violence. tell us your thoughts about president biden's executive actions today. >> we're thrilled about them. these executive actions are a critical step toward addressing the gun violence that devastates american communities each and every day. during his campaign, president biden took that crisis seriously and promised to be a gun safety president and to act on that issue within his first 100 days. he's now delivered on that promise. >> let's talk about these ghost guns. he wants to put serial numbers on them so they can be trackable and traceable. are these homemade guns used in killings? >> yes, they are, and they're making up an increasing percentage of guns recovered in all crimes, especially in states like california that have strong gun laws otherwise.
so president biden's commitment to take action on ghost guns is long overdue and will have a big effect at driving down gun trafficking and gun homicides in our state. >> hannah, can you tell us more about these two house bills aimed at expanding background checks? we've heard that for, i'd say, years, decades now. expanding background checks, basically covering loopholes. can you give us specifics about what these two bills would do in terms of background checks? >> yes, and that's really the next step that's needed here is for our elected leaders in the senate to act on these gun violence prevention bills. the first one would provide for universal background checks and make it so that people can't evade the requirement to get a background check on a gun purchase just by going to a private seller or a gun show or buying online. and the other critical bill that the house has passed that's now in the senate is to close the charleston loophole, which allows firearm purchases to
proceed without a background check in circumstances where the check can't be completed in three days, which is often because there's dangerous flags that have appeared on the background check. >> would any of the mass shootings in recent years been prevented by the passage of any of these bills? >> yes. there was actually a shooting several years ago in texas where the perpetrator bought his gun in a private sale because he wouldn't have been able to pass a background check. and, you know, there's more instances of shooters where they go online to, you know, to websites like armslist.com, which is known as the craigslist of guns precisely because they know that sellers on those sites aren't going to require them to undergo a background check. so, yes, these bills would be impactful, and at the very least they set forth a requirement that should be basic and easy for responsible gun owners to complete, which is just to
undergo a background check. >> we've heard republicans and their arguments saying these bills would infringe on people's second amendment rights. what's your response to that? >> the second amendment didn't pose any obstacle to requiring a background check for a gun purchase. it's a basic aspect of responsible gun ownership, and since the founding of america, gun rights have come with responsibilities. there have been regulations that ensure that only law-abiding, responsible people carry and possess the deadly weapons that have led to so much death and suffering in our nation. so this isn't a second amendment issue. this is our elected leaders need to stand up and have the courage to vote for the types of policies that the majority of americans overwhelmingly support. >> hannah shearer with the giffords law center, we appreciate your insight and some information about these bills. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> we're tracking all the developments of president biden's gun control plans. you can find more details of his
plan on our website. just go to nbcbayarea.com and click on "biden tightens some gun controls". day nine of testimony in the derek chauvin trial, the former minneapolis police officer charged in the death of george floyd. today a doctor took the stand, dr. martin tobin. he told the jury that in his opinion, the circumstances that led to george floyd's death are clear. that floyd was handcuffed in a prone position on the hard road with derek chauvin's knee across his back and neck. >> you are seeing here fatal injury to the brain from a lack of oxygen. >> the defense challenged dr. tobin, telling the jury that his conclusion is based on just a snapshot of the confrontation. the medical examiner is expected to testify tomorrow. there's new pressure tonight on embattled florida congressman matt gaetz. an associate of his is expected to strike a plea deal with federal prosecutors, meaning he could provide key details
against gaetz. federal investigators are now looking into their travel with women to the bahamas and if the women were paid for travel for sex, which would be against the law, and whether they were minors. nbc new has reached out to representatives for gaetz but has had no response. gaetz himself has denied the allegations, and so far has not been charged with any crime. city leaders are hoping a new reward fund will help in the fight to end crimes against the asian community. burma love restaurant is teaming up with the chinatown chamber of commerce to start a reward fund. it's called the crimes against asians reward fund. >> we will partner very closely with the police department to ensure that tipsters remain protected and anonymous and that these rewards will be distributed and given out to individuals that have played a key part in the arrest of each and every one of these crimes that are committed. >> the alliance is asking for donations to help fund these
rewards. well, it is a medical first. doctors in japan say they've successfully performed a lung transplant on a covid-19 patient. the resip yengt is a woman who contracted the disease late last year. her condition became severe and her lung functions did not recover even after she tested negative for the virus. yesterday doctors removed her lungs and transplanted them with lung parts from her son and husband. doctors say the surgery demonstrates that lung transplants from living donors are an option for some covid-19 patients. up next, a beached whale found today at muir beach. the reason scientists are digging deeper to find out how this whale died.
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radius were evacuated. the leak was capped a few hours later. repairs are still being made, but all safety orders have been lifted. some star athletes and coaches gathered at levi's stadium not to play a game but to get the vaccine. special olympic athletes as well as families, coaches and volunteers rolled up their sleeves at the stadium today. organizers say research shows people with intellectual disabilities are 2 1/2 times more likely to get covid than the general population. >> most our friends, everybody is vaccinated. we usually just have friends coming into our backyard, and she would not go to the backyard. she would be inside the house. now we can have friends over inside. she loves having people over. >> special olympics northern california teamed up with santa clara county and the 49ers to set up that mass vaccination event today. are you looking for a new family member? you can once again look for one in person because in-person animal adoptions are resuming at the silicon valley humane
society. here's how it will work. potential pet owners will check in at the center and then wait outside. when it's your turn to see the animals, you'll receive a text to come in. you can see up to two potential pets and if they're ready to welcome a new addition to your home, you'll be able to fill out the paperwork and take your new best friend home with you that day. masks and social distancing will be required. the humane society says the pandemic is an opportunity for more people to think about adoption. >> many people have been able to have pets that couldn't make it work before because they were either traveling and out of town or driving to an office that they couldn't take care of them. so it has been an opportunity for lots of new pet owners to get those animals and find that, you know, it's such a pick-me-up. >> it is. dog adoptions will happen from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. cat adoptions will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. rob mayeda joins us. i know you've got twin boys at home. how about adding another person to your family? a cat, a dog? >> the controlled chaos could
use one more, right? why not? if you're going to be heading outside, you want nice weather to take your kids or your pet outside, well, we've got gorgeous weather for now. a little windy tomorrow before a weekend warm-up puts more temperatures in the 70s. we'll have a closer look at that when we come right back. it's possible one day soon you'll have to prove you've been vaccinated against covid-19. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. we'll show you how next.
well, every day more and more people are getting that covid-19 vaccine. >> and it seems each day we're getting word about more and more places that might require proof that you're vaccinated. consumer investigator chris chmura is going to show us how to do that and steer you clear of trouble. >> reporter: everyone who gets vaccinated for covid-19 also gets this paper card. it's a shot record from the department of health and human services. you should definitely keep this official card. but there are two problems.
first, this card is not universally accepted as proof you got the shot. and, second, scammers are preying on that gap. some airlines, cruise lines, and countries like israel might require different proof in the form of a vaccine passport. they're often done through a third party company. it's hardly consistent, and the bad guys are moving in. the fbi just warned us about bogus vaccine cards for sale on social media. there are several land mines there. ask yourself, is the card they're selling actually accepted anywhere? probably not. you're likely wasting your money. now, say you see a post about a free vaccine card. full stop. nothing's free. who are these sharing your personal and medical information with and what are they going to do with it? probably nothing legit. and same question as before. is the card they're giving out actually accepted anywhere? i doubt it. so here's how to steer clear of the imposters, fakers, and flat-out frauds. go directly to your airline, cruise line, hotel, and venue. see what they want for proof and start the process with them
early. follow their directions to a "t" and pay careful attention to the deadlines. don't spoil a trip by botching the vaccine passport application. fair warning. if you plan to travel a lot, it's possible, likely actually, you'll have to participate in several vaccine passport programs. again, don't enroll randomly. start with the travel companies you trust. follow their steps. and don't buy the bogus line on social media about how some universal vaccine card is just one click away. if a real universal vaccine passport develops, we'll let you know about it right here. >> thank you, chris. another gray whale has washed up on bay area shores. this is at muir beach where this whale was found. the marine mammal center says it will perform a necropsy. it's the fourth dead whale to be found in our waters recently. the first one washed up a week
ago, yesterday, and last saturday one was found. a third washed ashore earlier this week. and then this one today, the fourth one at muir beach. let's talk about our weather. it's been a beautiful week ut we're going to see a slight cooldown and winds pick up. >> the wind and really focusing on the ocean. that's driving the strength of the sea breeze in terms of the ocean a.c. on overdrive. still in the '50s around san francisco and half moon bay. for a brief time today we saw a few more 70s around the tri-valley and concord. concord hanging on to 70 degrees. 64 in san jose. let's show you those ocean temperatures once again. this is a reason why on the day where you've got the sea breeze going, as long as our sea surface temperatures are near 50, offshore west of san francisco, that's powering up extra bite to that sea breeze as that wind comes in off the ocean. once these numbers trend back to the upper 50s, i think you'll see bayside temperatures warming up a little bit more of sunny skies. you've got those ocean temperatures near 50 or 52
degrees. winds coming in 10 to 25 miles per hour. so even with the sunshine, you're still going to need a jacket outside for your evening plans, including san jose. 64 degrees, northwest wind at 13 miles per hour. around walnut creek, that's the exception to the rule, 70. in san francisco, 57 degrees. northwest wind at 10. one location tomorrow we think we'll see more wind, which will involve the giants home opener. first pitch coming up 1:35 in the afternoon at oracle park. first pitch temperature is close to 59 degrees, but note the wind. i think the wind factor will be playing a bit of a role in this game. wind speed is about 15 to 25 miles per hour at times throughout the day and more wind actually out on the coast. you can see these peak wind gusts. as we go through the day tomorrow, these areas in wind include san francisco, right around ocean beach, the gate highway, probably have some sand blowing across it too. you can see half moon bay and up towards the north bay coastline and near mt. diablo, could see those gusts above 30 miles per hour at times.
maybe some misty skies on the coast, mostly 40s to start the day. our highs tomorrow with that slightly stronger sea breeze, i think they're going to come done a little bit, especially if you're near the coast or inner bay. those ocean temperatures really quite chilly. mid-60s around oakland. close to 60 for a time around downtown san francisco. 67 in san jose. low 70s inland. so for the weekend, what we'll begin to see will be some changes which will involve high pressure starting to build in. that's going to allow our temperatures to rebound. as you see there on the bottom of the forecast there, your seven-day forecast. but if we're going to see any april showers this late in the season, we still need storm systems and not high pressure to kind of drop down the coast. so we've kind of pushed out the weather model out to the 17th, and it looks like we may begin to see at least some rain showing up around the sierra and maybe some of the higher peaks of lake county northward. so the pattern that has to evolve is high pressure getting out of the way. we might begin to see that next week. then notice what happens here. wednesday and thursday around the 15th, might see a few april
showers towards the end of next week and might be more promising is this trough of low pressure here across the west coast towards the 18th. that might finally try to open the door to more showers coming on in. it's not in the seven day forecast now, but let's hope it's in the 10 to 14 day outlook by the end of next week. san francisco windy and cool tomorrow. you'll see temperatures climbing as we head into the beginning of next week. might briefly see mid-60s. with that ocean temperature quite cold, probably not going to warm up a whole lot. valleys, upper 70s and possibly a few 80s by monday and tuesday. so a warm finish to the weekend and maybe some april showers the following weekend. back to you. >> rob, are the temps where they should be this time of year, or are we a little warmer? >> for the temperatures, yeah. inland temperatures are a bit warmer than average. but what's interesting about those ocean temperatures, they're keeping those sea surface temperatures a few degrees below average. it's good news actually for fire danger in that aspect that we're seeing below average
temperatures around the santa cruz mountains and coast. slightly higher humidity levels with that sea breeze because other than the rain, cooler temperatures, higher humidity levels, you want to see that with the fire danger we've seen around here of late. >> and fire season technically is just a month away, so that's good. all right. thank you. it is a great day for golf fans. the masters under way. we saw a lot in the first round including a hole in one. we're going to show it to you next.
okay. let's go to oracle park. live look where final preparations are being done as crews get ready for the giants home opener tomorrow. as we mentioned earlier in the newscast, it will include fans in the stands but capacity is limited. the giants started the season with six games on the road. they went 3-3 on that trip and are ready to take on the colorado rockies at home tomorrow at 1:35. we'll have team coverage all day long and you can watch it live on our sister station, nbc sports bay area. pregame starts at 12:30. one of golf's most prestigious tournaments got under way today. of course we're talking about the masters. >> unlike last year, it wasn't postponed this year and limited fans were allowed. last year the tournament had to be pushed back to november because of the pandemic. the course in augusta, georgia, looks as beautiful as ever. we had a hole in one on the 16th hole. tommy fleetwood hopped a shop
into the cup. nicely done. the first round belonged to justin rose. he caught fire on the back mine and didn't look back. he finished the day seven under and has a three shot lead going into tomorrow. rick welch is one of the major reasons for the warriors success on and off the court. welts is the warriors president and coo and is set to retire the end of this season. during his years with the warriors, he was part of three nba championships, instrumental in getting the chase center built in san francisco. he's worked in the nba for 46 years and is a member of the basketball hall of fame. in 2011, he became the most prominent executive in sports to acknowledge he's gay. after he retires, he'll continue to serve as an adviser. the team says it will name his replacement in a week or so, but really no one can replace rick. >> he will be missed. that's going to do it for us. thanks so much for watching the news at 6:00.
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