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the wizards were coming down the floor. play was stopped as the fan was tackled by a security guard and escorted off the court. the wizards announced after the game that the fan was handcuffed and will be charged. this is just the latest fan misbehavior at an nba playoff game. on sunday a fan was arrested in boston after throwing a water bottle toward former celtic kyrie irving. like why? it's just stupid. right now at 6:00, still in mourning, a live report on the impact that the san jose vta rail mass shooting is still having on transit service. the changes that are happening this morning, also the final farewell for one of the nine victims. and the covid restrictions easing and new crowds returning to the beach, big drop in cases seen across the state. plus -- >> we're in areas now we're
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normally in, in auses a large fire. >> dry brush and dangerous drought conditions are putting firefighters on high alert. the flames sparked and the push to prepare for the upcoming fire season. the third hour of "today in the bay" continues right now. it is a very good tuesday morning, we hope that you're off to a good start. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm cierra johnson. marcus and laura have the morning off. a deadly police shooting happening in san jose, a live look at the scene, lots of officers still out there investigating. san jose police say the officers were conducting a follow-up investigation on tufts drive around9:45 last night near berryessa road and 680. police say the officers were confronted by the suspect and that's when at least one officer fired on that suspect. we are told the person died there at the scene. we are continuing to follow this breaking story, we expect the police spokesperson to arrive on
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scene between 6:00 and 7:00, sharon katsuda is out there asking questions and we'll bring you what we know as soon as we know it. more charges are coming today for the vta -- changes for the lightrail service as service remains permanently shut down indefinitely. "today in the bay's" bob redell is in milpitas. the vta is ending its temporary bus bridge is what we're hearing. >> reporter: that's correct. the vta was running a bus bridge as a substitute for the light rail service which has been shut down since last wednesday's shootings but the transit agency says it can no longer run that bus bridge because they want to give their employees the time to focus on what happened and also saying that the lightrail service will remain shut down indefinitely with no estimated time of reopening. the vta says it's putting its employees first, again wants to give them time to grieve and process what happened when one of their co-workers shot and
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killed other co-workers wednesday at a vta maintenance facility in downtown san jose. regular vta bus service is still available, just the light rail and the bus bridge service are not. the funeral for one of the victims is set for sunday, 42-year-old paul megia was an assistant student, people remember him as a loving family man whose last act was helping save his co-workers. yesterday memorial day after at oak hill memorial park in san jose, california state senator david cortese took a moment to honor the nine vta workers. >> they decided on careers of public service, exactly the kind of careers that our fallen soldiers were trying to protect. >> reporter: in a written statement, the general manager . the vxz txz vta wrote
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her employees showed up at work to run the buses and lightrail during the pandemic, now it's time to make her people the employees, the first priority. reporting live in milpitas, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thanks, bob. on our home page learn more about vta and the tragedy. we posted ways to donate to the nine families and the latest updates on the investigation, just go to president biden is in tulsa, oklahoma, today remembering a massacre that targeted black americans and destroyed a thriving business community there 100 years ago today. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live with the that and the deadline on plans to rebuild america's infrastructure. good morning. i don't remember that in school and i was in texas at the time. >> right, 80% of people in oklahoma didn't know, according
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to a survey. today the president is going there to highlight the massacre and its lingering effects. a decade of black wealth destroyed in two days. >> i still see black men being shot, black bodies lying in the street. i still smell smoke and see fire and i see black businesses being burned. i still hear airplanes flying overhead. i hear the screams and i have lived through the massacre every day. >> reporter: president biden heads to tulsa, oklahoma, today to remember what happened there 100 years ago this week. a white supremacist mob burned down the greenwood community, known as black wall street, a thriving business hub for black families and professionals, some 300 people died, nearly 10,000 were left homeless. federal mortgage rules redlining made it impossible for them to rebuild. president biden says the federal
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government must reckon with and acknowledge the role that it has played and longstanding racial inequities that remain. >> all of us, all of us, all of us are created equal and deserve to be treated that way throughout our lives. >> reporter: rebuilding america, that's the president's focus this week. he's meeting with the lead republican negotiator in hopes of narrowing the $700 billion gap in the party's infrastructure proposals. the white house is giving republicans one week 'til next monday to strike a deal. tracie potts, nbc news. >> 6:06. turning to our continuing coverage of the covid pandemic, average new cases in california are sitting comfortably below 1,000 per day. the state yesterday reported 644 new cases and the seven-day positivity rate is averaging 0.7%. that combined with the weather was a great recipe to get people
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outside on memorial day, a huge crowd at the santa cruz beach and boardwalk. it was easily the biggest crowd that we have seen in more than a year. a rebound is creating a problem to hire back because of the bigger crowds. a contra costa grass fire left numerous people looking for somewhere else to live. in antioch, fire and water damage left eight apartment units unlivable. the fire may have started from fireworks spreading from an adjacent field. a 91-year-old man is in the hospital from smoke inhalation. another neighbor couldn't believe how fast the fire spread. >> eye opener, you realize how quickly these things can happen. >> firefighters say conditions did not help with the hot weather and drier vegetation not normally seen until later into the summer months. this morning, crews are
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still on scene of a wildfire that broke out within the czu burn zone in the santa cruz mountains. the hin fire it's called is burning off gazos creek and north escape road. at last check the fire is 80% contained, after burning about four acres. no structures are threatened. but we don't want to smell the whiff of wildfire smoke and we know our conditions are so dangerous. vianey arana is tracking all of that. >> absolutely. any time we see some fire around here and we have high pressure that tends to trap the smoke at the surface level. we have better conditions headed into this afternoon when it comes to some cooling, overall i want to show you the drought monitor. these get updated every thursday. we'll see a new update coming up this upcoming thursday but even then we remain, look at napa, oakland, concord, fairfield in d4, the worst, exceptional category when it comes to the drought monitor. we have hey more frequent droughts since the year 2000, according to the u.s. drought
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monitor 16 of 20 years since 2000 have experienced some sort of drought in the state of california, there's been a worse drought happened between 2014 and 2017 which could even longer fire seasons. mike, how are the roads? >> vianey, looking toward actually some improvement, some slowing, let's sort it out. the bay bridge toll plaza not improved. more slowing as you approach the toll plaza itself. the volume building in those middle lanes and of course that will continue to build for all of them, slowing on the incline especially. we look at the map where you see that on the speed sensors but the approach, the maze, the east shore freeway all moving smoothly close to the speed limit. the arrow shows you more slowing through concord for highway 4 expected, typical pattern there. the improvement approaching the dublin interchange the earlier crash, vehicles off of the roadway and not as much tis traction, less slowing through union city and san jose, the first burst for 101 is clear and the second one will show up in a few minutes. back to you.
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we are changing things up on the weekdays, adding another newscast to give you more local news and "nightly news" moves to a new time period. we'll show you this all on the screen, june 7th is when we start. the 5:00 p.m. news monday through friday remains after "ellen" followed by two half hour nbc bay area newscasts at 5:30 and 6:00. "nightly news" at 6:30 and a brand new program at 7:00 in the evening, "nbc bay area news tonight" followed by "access hollywood" at 7:30, and all of this starts an june 7th. >> so exciting. freeway landing, still ahead on "today in the bay" at 6:25, scary moments in southern california when a plane lands against traffic. we'll tell you what happened, when it touched down. looks like kind of a tough sum ear head when it comes to prices. everything may be more expensive as the economy recovers. let's take you out to the futures this morning, stock
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market continues to roar ahead, headed to new records. plus, we all know we can make a move now that we can work remotely, but would you take a paycheck to relocate to a new city and leave the bay area? we'll show you which cities are offering up the big incentives this morning. we want to know what you think. stay with us. you're watching "today in the bay."
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and smothered with melty american cheese. the new cheese steak melt, now at togo's. how far would you go for a togo? good morning. it is 6:13, we are trending
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slightly cooler today. we have more than clouds around the coastline. looking ahead we'll get relief from the triple-digit heat. and climate in crisis and impacts on the fire season. we are looking at a sunny shot over here and reflecting off the back windows of the westbound cars across the san mateo bridge. eastbound coming toward us, you have to have the sunglasses even though we see some headlights because that sunrise is going to be in your eyes. scott? good morning, mike, good morning, everyone. happy tuesday. it still sort of feels like a monday but a shorter week. the stock market will get back to work after a three-day weekend. should do quite well. futures call for a jump on the dow and the s&p 500 is set to maybe hit a new record. the s&p 500 has closed up four months in a row no remember today is the first of
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the month. it's june so we're almost half way through the year 2021 which is hard to imagine. the stock market has been performing very well though as the economy comes back. we'll get numbers from manufacturers today which should show factories are moving about as fast as they can, even as we deal with shortages on just about everything, so it may get worse particularly with meat, the industry was already dealing with the shortage of workers and higher grain prices and then over the weekend a brazilian meat packing company, it's actually the world's largest, with locations in the united states, fell victim to a hack attack. now so far it's not nearly as bad as that hack attack against that pipeline. the company jbs says u.s. operations are not affected but prices will be sensitive. oil prices on the way up, unfortunately this is very predictable. the better the economy, the
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higher the gas prices. there's no new policy causing it, no new tax. it's irregular supply and rising demand. looking at california averages and this is according to data from the california energy commission you can see the effect of the pandemic, averages around $3.74 this time in 2019. we'll call that normal. in the middle of the pandemic, early june 2020 $1 less and with the recovery and uneven supply $4.01 according to the latest data. cierra and kris, the hope is that we will have weird prices, high prices throughout the summer but that things will return back to normal because we know how to do normal. that's at least the prediction but when you talk to economists, they say you know what? we've never lived through a pandemic either. we simply don't know. >> and people are not acting normal. you saw the fans at the games, they don't know how to act in public anymore, people angry about things. it will take us a minute to reset. >> it's going to take some time, yep. act normal, people.
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>> all right. thank you, scott. speaking of pants, try this one on for size, target is reopening its fitting rooms after they were shut for more than a year during the pandemic. retailer tells "usa today" the plan is for all stores to reopen dressing rooms by today. target is going to continue to frequently disinfect and clean stores throughout the day. kohl's is also reopening its fitting rooms. trending this morning, the idea of getting paid to relocate if you work remotely. >> hmm. more cities are offering incentives in order to attract new residents. for example, tulsa, oklahoma, is paying people $10,000 to move there, but they have to stay there at least one year and morgantown, west virginia, is offering a package that includes $12,000 in cash and some cities in iowa and kansas are offering up to $10,000 in incentives. if you're interested, check out the website to see the offers. very interesting. >> it is interesting, and
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they're asking to you make sure you have a job when you go there so you're not taking somebody else's job. we want to know what you think, we posted this poll on my twitter feed. would you leave the bay area for any of those offers? my twitter handle is @krisnbc. so far people are saying no way. spoiler alert. although as traffic starts to pick up, mike, it might change people's minds. >> sometimes waiting in traffic is enough to say i've had enough. >> i'm going to montpelier. >> exactly. we'll check it out, all the maps. looking toward the local maps right now, as we look at the traffic flow, pretty green. stay in the bay area folks or stay with our show. we'll zoom out over here with the dublin interchange recovery after the earlier crash, and the traffic made its way over to the castro valley y, slowing from north 238 off of 580.
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concord a little more build but the bay bridge shows the changes. the sun is in our eyes and a dirty lens there but you can make out the silhouettes of the cars reflecting off the top. a lot of sunshine, looks like a warm day already at the toll plaza. >> it does but the other cool shot i'm showing san francisco, the camera is not broken. just some rolling in fog. it's like a dream of cooler temperatures and we will see that but first we've still got to see the temperatures in the 80s and 90s today so we have that fog, limited visibility down to about a quarter of a mile in half moon bay, san francisco seeing fog. look at the san jose forecast, 50 degrees and we are expecting to warm up once again into the 80s and 90s but not as hot as yesterday. 61 degrees in livermore, still expecting to see the high pressure. as it backs off and weakens, temperatures topping out in the 80s and 90s.
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the next several days another day in the 90s and we get relief from the heat headed into wednesday and thursday, we warm up a little bit again on saturday, but look what we look forward to, upper 70s and 80s and low 60s for san francisco. now let's get to our climate in crisis series. we have been monitoring conditions not just here locally but throughout the entire world and if you haven't tuned in to some of our segments i want to talk about the fire season and how wildfires are impacted. five of ten of california's largest wildfires happened in 2020, with record drought conditions that brought on one of the hottest summers on record in the northern hemisphere. these conditions make u.s. wildfires more severe. definitely check out our climate in crisis tab on the nbc bay area website and we have nbc bay
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a southern california deputy is dead after a traffic stop led to a chase. the rider took off and fired at deputies, one was struck and died later at the hot. the investigation is ongoing. also in southern california a small plane turns into a busy freeway into a landing strip, new video showing the cessna touch down along the 101 freeway in westlake village. no one was injured. chp temporarily closed all southbound planes until the plane was removed. the pilot told air traffic control he needed to make an emergency landing. the reasons why are not yet clear. the olympic games are meant to be a global celebration, however this year it is ripe with controversy. questions remain about the safety of athletes, employees, spectators as japan battles the pandemic and scrambles to catch up on a slow vaccination rollout. only 3% of the population there
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residential zoning districts, and it would establish new regulations for different types of residential units. 6:26, next we have breaking news in the south bay we've been following all morning. a live report from the scene of a deadly police shooting in san jose. we'll tell you what authorities just revealed to us, moments ago. plus the bay area county where employers are now required to know their workers' vaccination status and a possible steep fine they face for not asking. you're watching "today in the bay." when you're born and raised in san francisco, you grow up wanting to make a difference. that's why, at recology, we're proud to be 100% employee owned with local workers as diverse as san francisco. we built the city's recycling system
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right now at 6:30, we have breaking news out of the south bay, a deadly police shooting in san jose and our team is live on the scene with the investigation still unfolding. plus four states are considered at higher risk when it comes to covid. we'll tell you which ones they are ahead of the summer travel season and break down how they compare to california. also a live look oversan francisco, now trying to rebound from the pandemic. the new relief that could soon be coming for businesses on the brink, as "today in the bay" continues right now. it is a good tuesday morning and we thank you for joining us this morning. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm cierra johnson. marcus and laura are off. first straight to the breaking news in north san jose, "today in the bay's" sharon katsuda is live at that scene, sharon, we understand an update is coming shortly? >> reporter: that's right,
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cierra and kris. we expected this to happen around 6:00 this morning but we're hearing the public information officer is headed over here so we're waiting to hear more detail from him but you can see there's more activity going on out here, a neighbor just drove through underneath the crime tape, taking off apparently looked like for work and also seeing police officers talk to some neighbors out here this morning. let's look at video from last night, this officer-involved shooting happened at about 9:45, and police say that the suspect confronted them when they were conducting this investigation. they did not give a lot more detail than that. the suspect apparently died from the wound and that's about all they're telling us so far. again, the police public information officer should be here in just a short while. reporting live in san jose, i'm sharon katsuda, "today in the bay." >> thank you, sharon. it's still not clear how soon the suspect in the weekend
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attack of a san francisco police officer will appear in court or what charges he'll face. this attack was caught on surveillance video which we warn is hard to watch, but we're going to show it. the police officer is now recovering at home because she's asian, it's possible prosecutors will look at a hate crime enhancement. police say the suspect is homeless and witnesses have provided images of him in the nearby area. the officer was attempting to detain him for reportedly threatening people in chinatown. the president of the police union says the officer should not have approached the suspect by herself. >> this officer was alone and that's directly related to staffing. we have been in recruitment and retention staffing crisis for years now. >> we did not get a comment from the department but the union leader adds the officer's orange weapon indicates she armed herself with something less than
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lethal to get him into custody. leaders in alameda will discuss ways to tackle sideshows at the former navy base on alameda point. drivers converge there and they often parade through the city before and afterwards. at night it seems like it's abandoned making it ideal for that activity. covid cases across the nation are tapering off but four states are approaching the lowest tier designated by a group called covid act now. that group looks at several metrics to determine the risk, the four states medium risk colorado, florida, washington and wyoming. employers across santa clara county must comply with the new requirement to obtain records of the covid status of their workforce by today. the county issued that rule two weeks ago. it immediately raised questions about privacy and enforcement, if a company does not have the
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records on file by today, it could face fines of $5,000 each day. employees are not required to provide an answer. happening today, new signs that things are looking up in san francisco and not just for the fog. the city appears to be flush with cash as it tries to rebound from the pandemic and the news comes with a return of a beloved activity lost last year because of the stay-at-home orders. pete suratos is live with a look at san francisco's budget windfall and maybe some caps being thrown into the air today as well, pete. >> reporter: good morning to you, kris. exciting time for students and families, the high school commencement ceremonies will return here in san francisco, doing the setup behind me at quisar stadium taking place in a matter of hours. we keep a close eye on the budget areed will talk about at 12:00 p.m.
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is t shows a surplus of more than $150 million in this fiscal year the result of revenue from property taxes including a new sales tax on properties, commercial properties valued over $10 million. some city officials want to see the funds used for recovery efforts as well as things like tenant relief and affordable housing. mayor breed is investing $9.5 million in downtown events to attract visitors when covid restrictions are lifted in a couple of weeks on june 15th. as i just mentioned, i show you behind me a high school commencement for different schools will begin at quisar at 9:00 a.m. covid proceed kohls are in place. students can bring four guests, each and the bears budget announcement will take place at 12:00 p.m. reporting live, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> thank you, pete, exciting to hear for so many families. new details, turns out something good came out of the pandemic, speaking of
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graduations. this is a new tradition in palo alto. last year's car parade to celebrate graduating seniors was so popular, they're going to do it again for this year's class, happening tonight at 5:30 and if it's anything like last year, students will wear their caps and gowns and decorate their vehicles creatively. the parade precedes this year's return of in-person graduation ceremonies which some districts are doing. those events start tomorrow. turning now to new ripple effects from our climate in crisis and the bay area drought. today miranda municipal water leader also consider banning new water service hookups to homes. the idea was proposed three weeks ago with response to marin county's drought declaration. some argue it hurts development. marin is having issue with implementing new water conservation rules. what can we expect for the rest of the week, vianey?
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>> dealing with drought conditions, the water impacts and in addition to that and it being so dry we remain in that for the california. this impacts water supply. normally we rely on the sierra snowpack to melt the snow during the spring, all of the snow we didn't get much of during the rainfall season and that helps give a lot of our reservoirs a boost. right now we're seeing that statewide 0% of average, a month ahead of the time line. we usually see lower numbers around july but without the boost we're not seeing the boost the reservoirs need for this time of year. i'll have another look at the extended forecast in a few minutes. check in with mike. >> yikes, zero percent. over to the roadways a standard flow. over in the east bay southbound 880 on the map the arrow showing you that stretch, that's been the pattern for three weeks starting early there and holding on, coming off the castro valley
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y out of san leandro. slowing at the dublin interchange. highway 4 we see more slowing there, concord, pittsburg, bay point. same thing san pablo and richmond, breaking it down over a half hour out of pittsburg, in toward 242 or 680, whichever your route down to walnut creek and the walnut creek interchange. east bay slow through san pablo, slowing down around i-80 and the richmond area where things focus and bay bridge with the backup. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:38 now. up in flames, next and all new on "today in the bay," an overnight fire guts a south bay home leaving a family with children with nowhere to go. the quick response from firefighters. the vta says its employees will be its main priority, the continued cuts in service as the transit agency continues to grieve.
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the fight over voting rights and voting restrictions spreads to texas. i'll bring you the latest. taking you out to new york city and the big board, the dow is up better than 200 close or close to 200 points and the s&p 500 at a new record. plus a tennis star stunner that show of support steph curry is showing naomi osaka as she steps out of the french open. irae you're watching "today in the bay."
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good morning, it is 6:4 is. it's another warm day especially for the tri-valley no, triple digits at least. 80s by 1:00 if you're around the coastline, the clouds will be slower to clear and a lot cooler, especially for the bay area as well. the full forecast is coming up in a few minutes. and slowing into richmond as you expect for westbound 80, slowing out of richmond for westbound 580, the bridge over to san rafael. we typically expect it, the pattern for three weeks and where there's more slowing coming up. we have a fire burning in a home in the south bay just behind lincoln high school. san jose fire department posted this photo to twitter, officials telling us that that two-alarm fire started around 3:00 this morning at wabash and forest. neighbors say the home was abandoned but they were concerned about nearby homes being in danger. but so far, we have not heard of any injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation. we also have new video of an apartment fire about ten minutes
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south of there, also in san jose, started around 9:00 last night and took two hours to put out. this morning at least 14 people, including seven children, will have to find a new place to live. the good news is no one was hurt but we don't have a cause on this fire either. changes are coming today to the vta lightrail services as it remains shut down indefinitely. it follows last week's murder of nine employees at the rail yard. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in milpitas. the vta is ending the temporary bus bridge is what we're hearing. >> reporter: correct, cierra. the vta is shutting down that temporary bus bridge. they were running that as a substitute for the lightrail service which has been shut down since last wednesday's shooting but the transit agency says it can no longer support the bus bridge and the light rail service will remain shut down indefinitely with no estimated time of reopening. the vta is putting its employees
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first, wants to give them time to grieve and process what happened when one of their co-workers shot and killed nine other co-workers last wednesday at a vta maintenance facility in downtown san jose. regular vta bus service is not impacted, it is still up and running, still available. the funeral for one of the victims is set for sunday. 42-year-old paul megia was an assistant superintendent. he's remembered as a loving family man whose last act was help to save co-workers. yesterday during a memorial day service that oak hill memorial park in san jose california dave cortese took a moment to honor the nine vta workers. >> they decided on careers of public service, exactly the kind of careers that our fallen soldiers were trying to protect. statement, the general manager
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of the vta says during the pandemic, her employees showed up at work to keep the buses and lightrail running and now it's time to make her people the employees, the first priority. reporting live in milpitas, bob redell, "today in the bay." scott mcgrew, one of president biden's key promises is unfulfilled, a big one. >> it is a huge one and student debt. leaders in the black community say that's one of the biggest gaps between black and white college graduates. black students have more debt and that can affect their ability to buy a home. home ownership is one of the biggest paths to some kind of wealth in the american dream. president biden will try to tackle some of the home ownership hurdles as he speaks in tulsa, oklahoma, today, on the 100th anniversary of the tulsa massacre where white rioters burned down black-owned businesses and murdered hundreds of people.
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he should arrive in oklahoma around 11:00 our time this morning. on monday, the president, vice president and defense secretary marked memorial day at arlington cemetery. mr. biden is the first president since george h.w. bush to be a military parent. he carries a list of fallen soldiers in his suit pocket. >> on this memorial day, we honor their legacy and their sacrifice, duty, honor, country. they lived for it. they died for it. and we as a nation are eternally grateful. >> the fight over voting rights and voting restrictions hit a big moment in texas, after the texas senate passed a bill that would cut down on the number of hours of early voting and restrict drive-through voting which is exactly what it sound the bill passed the senate, but when it arrived at the texas house, the democrats in the
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chamber walked out. that meant the house didn't have a quorum, and didn't have enough lawmakers present to pass the laws. and because the supporters of the voting bill waited until the last second to introduce it, the time ran out and the texas state house is recessed until further notice. the move by democrats is seen by many in texas as unfair, this is the actual walk-out itself. they would have lost the vote so they just made a no vote that could be taken, they took their ball and went home rather than lose the game. democracy only works if there is a vote. arguably democrats restricting republicans' ability to restrict other people's ability to vote, others see it as a version of the filibuster. we're watching what's happening in texas, the short answer is nothing. we'll be following that and following mr. biden in oklahoma as well and talk about it on twitter, follow me @scottmcgrew. governor newsom will convene
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a first of its kind task force for possible reparations to the descendants of slaves. california is the first state in the country to look into possible reparations. this task force will make recommendations on how reparations could happen whether through compensation or restitution. l.a. county leaders voted to return to return beachfront to black couples stripped of their land a century ago. naomi osaka is getting lots of support for her decision to drop out of the french open, including some support from warriors star steph curry. osaka is suffering from long bouts of depression since the 2018 u.s. open and admits feeling overwhelmed and anxious dealing with reporters. she decided to skip the news conference after winning her first match, organizers fined her $15,000. but steph curry tweeted a message saying she should have gotten more support from tennis officials adding he's impressed that she took the high road.
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and happening today, san francisco will light up its pink triangle on twin peaks to kick off pride month. volunteers over the weekend installed it, that triangle has 2,700 pink l.e.d. nodes lit up in a ceremony tonight at 8:00, follows a procession starting a little before noon across the bay in oakland. any time we talk about things that we might be able to see in san francisco, we have so wonder, vianey, is the fog going to be as thick as it is? >> it's a great question. we expect it to linger into the first half of our day and yes that's fog. kris is right, not a broken camera. this is supposed to be a shot of san francisco but the fog is so dense right now, that you can't see the city behind it. as far as our current temperatures go, we're already pretty mild but we'll warm up into the 80s for the south bay, 86 degrees in san jose. east san jose 88. milpitas 87.
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look at walnut creek 88. still a couple of 90s in the forecasts for danville and antioch and around the peninsula and the coastline 70s for today in san mateo 74. san francisco in the mid-60s for today. breezy winds at about 18 miles per hour, around the coast, it's going to be a lot slower to clear so not as sunny as what we can expect inland. sonoma 83, mill valley 69 degrees. what can we expect for the next seven days? another warm day today but as that high pressure begins to move east out of the area, we see an onshore flow that's going to help cool us down into more comfortable low 80s for inland temperatures, and then eventually into next weekend, look at monday, 79 degrees so definitely getting relief from the heat, triple digits not expected, not for tomorrow, the next couple of days, seen as a cooling trend ahead. san francisco 63 degrees for tomorrow. notice the cloud cover so we'll see the return of that cloud headed into this afternoon. mike, how are the roads?
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>> you talked about the fog, it's at the golden gate bridge but then over at the bay bridge, we have the backup and a lot of sunshine that was hitting the lens and calmed down, our view improves a bit. we can see all the cars just like you want to see right now. still moving that's good. the map shows you no major surprises for the maze but you have the build for the east shore freeway, west 80 through berkeley and san pablo. the arrows showing the westbound commutes across richmond bridge and highway 37 toward sears point and highway 4 jammed up through concord. slow off the castro valley y, the feed into it and slow for 580 and 880 towards the dumbarton bridge. in san jose northbound 101680, capital expressway so more volume there and more slowing toward silicon valley. the world health organization creates a new system for covid-19 variant names.
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instead of naming variants after places the w.h.o. will use letters of the greek alphabet. the variant found in the united kingdom is the alpha variant, the variant discovered in south africa is beta variant. and so on. its hope the new system will make countries more open to reporting new variants. >> i like it. next, a quick look at the top stories including breaking news out of san jose where a deadly police shooting is now under investigation. we'll tell you what we know. plus, bouncing back after the pandemic, the huge windfall san francisco's mayor is set to unveil that should help businesses that are struggling. you're watching "today in the bay."
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story as we get details on our social platforms and also here on air. average new covid cases in california sitting comfortably way comfortably below 1,000 per day. the state yesterday reported 644 new cases and look at that positivity rate, averaging 0.7%. that is in part because of vaccines which also combined with the weather to get a lot of people outside on memorial day. these were the huge crowds at the santa cruz beach boardwalk, the biggest we've seen in quite some time. and here is a live look in san francisco, where things are looking up for one the city appears to be flush with cash. pete suratos is live at quesar stadium. >> reporter: the high school commencement places will take place behind me starting at 9:00 a.m. covid protocols are in place and
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mayor breed's budget announcement later today. the city has a surplus of more than $150 million and officials want to see recovery and tenant relief and affordable housing. we get a better idea of the mayor's plans and this budget for the city during a press conference that is set for 12:00 p.m. reporting live, pete suratos for "today in the bay." thank you, update on an east bay grass fire that lets numerous people looking for somewhere else to live, it happened yesterday afternoon in antioch. two people are in the hospital for smoke inhalation, one is a 91-year-old man, the fire and water damage left eight apartment units unlivable. firefighters say it may have been started by fireworks spreading from an adjacent field. crews are on scene of a wildfire that broke out within the czu burn zone in the santa cruz mountains. the hin fire is burning off gazos creek and north escape road. at last check the fire was 80%
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contained but not before it burned about four acres. no structures are threatened at this point. we have been watching that weather forecast very carefully because high heat means high fire danger, vianey. >> with all of that dry brush out there, you know, any sort of spark can quickly spread. we are going to see another day in the 80s and 90s, but we've got some relief ahead so if you notice by wednesday and thursday, temperatures significantly drop down compared to triple digit heat we saw yesterday, down into the 80s and that's going to leave plenty of sunshine ahead but not just in inland areas. we're also going to see some cooldowns around the coastline and the bay. if you're around the coast, we're going to see a little bit slower clearing when it comes to the fog and those low clouds in through tomorrow, thursday and friday, temperatures only in the low 60s for san francisco, and then just looking out ahead towards next weekend we expect to see a little bit of wind start to pick up headed into the start of next week. the first week of june is lovely and i think that it will be nice
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to get a little bit of relief from the heat. mike? the crash northbound 101 at the connector to 680 northbound, so that will be an issue getting out of san jose or taking the bend around toward milpitas. in your northbound direction which is showing that commute and we see more slowing for 87 as well so the last week or so seen more traffic for the south bay in general. it's a subtle change but still it's the trend there, also the trend 880 southbound continuing with the slower drive san leandro and in toward union city, fremont as well. no problems as far as surprises out of the maze, the bay bridge toll plaza backup and more slowing for the east shore freeway, a look out there at the golden gate bridge, vianey has been talking about how hot it was in some spots that way today. i do want to go here, this is cooler, this is the only relief that we have as far as the heat i think. >> we're now about three weeks away from summer sensitive june 1st but in the perfect picture of san francisco in the summer,
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we hope that you stay cool today folks and be careful with the fire danger out there. we'll leave you with a live look at the city by the may just draped in a little bit of fog. the "today" show starts right now. good morning america's reopening. the summer season kicks off with huge crowds and celebrations from coast to coast over the long holiday weekend >> i love it i'm so glad we're almost back to normal. >> airports packed more than half the country now fully vaccinated covid cases at the lowest levels in more than a year. just ahead, the outlook for the rest of the summer as the country slowly bounces back. manhunt intensifies. >> we must get these killers off the streets. >> police stepping up the search for three gunmen behind th


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