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owners. >> we just want him back no questions asked. >> they say their beloved yorkie was stolen during their anniversary trip to the bay area. we begin with that breaking news in san jose. a friday night out turns tragic. a truck plows into people eating outdoors. one person is dead. nbc bay area's sergio quintana has been on the scene for the last hour gathering information. sergio, tell us what you know. this is something a lot of people are fearful when they're eating outside now. >> reporter: yeah. this is an incident that happened about 9:00, just after 9:00 this evening. i want to show you here. witnesses say that the driver of that white truck back there was about to leave the parking lot here at agave sports bar and grill when suddenly it lurched in reverse into the outdoor dining area. we're told about six people happened to be eating at the moment. let's show you some people -- some video of the scene as emergency crews arrived. three people were injured. one of them has died at a local
hospital. police tell us at least one woman is in custody, arrested on suspicion of dui. neighbors here have told me off camera this spot is a well-known restaurant, underground club sometimes, and after-hours venue. now, this is a scene that is still being processed. that white truck has not been moved since police arrived and since one person -- the truck is still, as you can see, still there in place. and since one person has died, obviously this is a much more serious situation, a potential homicide investigation. reporting live in san jose, i'm sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, sergio. other top stories, another mask mandate. it's okay to take off your mask at work as long as you're vaccinated. that is the new rule. cal o approve next thursday. that's going to be two days after the state reopens. now, workplace safety leaders published the new guidance late tonight. so when it comes to wearing masks at work, fully vaccinated
employees are barely mentioned in the new rules. instead employers will be required to accommodate unvaccinated workers. businesses will have to provide face coverings for workers who weren't fully vaccinated, make sure those employees wear the mask properly when inside a building or car. workers who have not gotten the shot and aren't required to wear masks because of a medical exemption will be required to keep at least six feet distance from other workers indoors. so the social distancing. all other types of social distancing rules for fully vaccinated workers have been removed in most situations. now, as we start to move forward in this next phase of the pandemic, the question now is how safe are these rules? earlier tonight raj mathai asked ucsf infectious disease specialist dr. peter chin hong to weigh in. >> yes, it's very safe if you're vaccinated, raj. again, you have this big force field right now not only individually but as a region as you pointed out. so i think given such low numbers. for example, in northern california, san francisco as you
pointed out, the risk of getting covid extremely low. even if you get it and you go to a high risk area, you're not going to get sick. you're not going to go to the hospital. you're likely not going to get any bad covid when you're vaccinated. >> so what will it look like on june 15th in your county? head to nbcbayarea.com, we break down all the rules big and small and move you forward. just click on the link in the trending bar. at this hour firefighters in the north bay are keeping an eye on an open field. there it is. because a brush fire had a lot of people on alert earlier this evening. the flames started around 5:30 near markly lane not far from vanden high school. this video is from sky ranger. firefighters say the structures did burn but we don't know if they were homes although you can see that the fire came really close to some houses. at least one. well, new at 11:00, where is leo? a car break-in with a twist in san francisco. thieves got away with that beloved dog. tonight the owners are desperate
for leo's safe return. nbc bay area's jean elle has more. >> he's my baby. >> reporter: jacqueline and refugeio davala are distraught without their 10-year-old dog leo. on the last night of an anniversary celebration trip to san francisco, with their yorkshire terrier, someone broke into their car on north point near powell. leo was inside in a carrier. >> it was one hour. we just didn't want him to be cold anymore. i put him in his dog carrier bag, popped the windows a little bit open, and i slid him underneath the dashboard to where you can't really see him. >> when we were walking back to the car, we saw a blanket that we used to cover our luggage in the back seat. we saw it on the sidewalk. >> reporter: luggage, leo, and the carrier were gone. in a panic davala spent hours last night searching.
>> i was just checking all the streets, alleyways. >> reporter: sfpd is investigating and using social media to spread the word about the stolen dog. tonight the zavalas are worried about his health. they say he needs daily medication for his eyes and skin. >> he doesn't have his medications with him. and you know, is he being taken care of? are they keeping him warm? >> reporter: they've had leo since he was a puppy and are begging for his safe return. >> we just want him back. no questions asked. he means the world for us. >> reporter: jean elle, nbc bay area news. a new eye-opening report found that the trump administration took almost unheard of steps to investigate members of congress and their families. and among those targets, east is reporting that in 2018 the justice department seized the records of at least two u.s. lawmakers on the house intelligence committee. their aides and their family members. the committee has confirmed to nbc news that the doj secretly
subpoenaed apple for the data of adam schiff and eric swalwell. it was all part of an aggressive push by the trump administration to determine who was leaking classified information to the media. >> the dawn of the trump administration when we saw a spate of classified information be released into the press. they threw the white house into chaos, and there was a lot of pressure, first on attorney general jeff sessions, later on attorney general bill barr, to figure out who was the source of these stories. >> now, the "times" goes on to write that the evidence did not tie the committee to the leaks. but the investigations did continue, as you just heard, under attorney general bill barr. at the time the intelligence committee was investigating russian interference into the 2016 election. president biden met today with fellow g7 leaders in cornwall, england. the focus of the talks, covid-19 recoveryamerica's global presence and renewing relationships with allies. after the talks the world
leaders and their spouses headed to a private reception hosted by the queen. this is the president's motorcade headed to the event. on sunday the president and first lady will meet again with the queen at windsor castle. and from there the president will travel to brussels for nato meetings and then wrap up the trip with a high-stakes meeting with russian president vladimir putin. okay. it is a milestone in the fight against covid. today san francisco health leaders announced the city has the highest vaccination rate of any major city in the country. 80% of people have gotten at least one vaccine dose in san francisco. now, if you look at the map, you can see that the rest of the bay area's also doing well. let's look at some counties. marin county, san mateo, and sonoma county are all above 80%. when it comes to people who are partially vaccinated. the remaining counties are over 70% with the exception of solano county at 64%. and with things going so well in san francisco the city is losing its biggest mass testing site at pier 30. that'll close on tuesday on the
embarcadero. it first opened for essential workers at the start of the pandemic. house leaders now say the site has served its purpose and will focus on smaller, more targeted tests and vaccination sites. so will it be a blockbuster movie that gets you back into the theater? big opening weekend for the much-hyped movie "in the heights" written by lin-manuel miranda of "hamilton" fame and directed by john m. chu, the los altos director of "crazy rich asians." nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us after catching a sold-out show herself. >> reporter: the owner of the grand lake theater is only allowing 25% capacity inside the theater. so it didn't take long for tickets to sell out for the movie "in the heights." ♪♪ ♪ everything's cool ♪ it's the musical on the big screen. tonight people are flocking to it. >> i just love the dancing and i love anything that's a musical. it'll be interesting to see how it plays out on the big screen.
♪ i'm making moves ♪ >> reporter: "in the heights" is written by "hamilton's" lin-manuel miranda and directed by john chu, who also direct "crazy rich asians." he grew up on the peninsula. >> you don't have to like musicals. but music and dance is the language of this movie. >> reporter: the cast is filled with relatively unknown, mostly latino performers. >> i thought that it was a celebration of culture that you've never seen before. the color, the music, the dancing. pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. and you could tell where it came from. >> reporter: the film is based on miranda's tony award-winning 2008 musical that centers on new york's washington heights neighborhood. it's expected to be one of the first big movies to draw crowds since the pandemic. >> it felt very poignant. like i wanted to be in that film. i wanted to be with these people. i wanted to feel what that energy felt like. >> reporter: the film, set to be
released last year, was delayed because of the pandemic and its debut comes ahead of the state's reopening. on tuesday the grand lake theater will go from 25% to 50% capacity. masks will be required. and you have to buy your tickets ahead of time. tickets for this movie are selling fast. in oakland cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> i'm so going to see that. san francisco's pride celebrations now include movie nights at oracle park. this is a look at the crowd headed into oracle park to see "in the heights." that's the movie we just told you about. movie nights are thanks to a collaboration between the giants, san francisco pride and the lgbtq film festival friend line. >> i am absolutely thrilled. this is an amazing turnout. we are so excited to have us all together in one place after a year of being at home. >> so things you should know. you need a ticket talking about. that will be tomorrow night's show. here's something to look
forward to too. fireworks will be back in san francisco this 4th of july. mayor breed tweeted the announcement this afternoon. this is what you're looking at, is video from previous 4th of july fireworks along the embarcadero. mayor breed says more details about the event will be released soon. we are back in 60 seconds. ahead, some are winning big but others could lose money if they are not careful. the unwanted fallout from the state's vaccine lottery. plus look closely. the big mystery unraveled tonight after a northern california company found something surprising at the bottom of a lake. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. check this out. rain off to the north. we'll show you what this means for our weekend forecast. i'm back with that in about six minutes.
fake notifications. how do you recognize that? nbc bay area's ian cull has the story of one man who nearly fell for one. >> here we go. there it is. >> reporter: today california's vaccine lottery produced 15 more random winners. anyone who's received at least one dose is eligible and automatically enrolled. >> 13. of sacramento county. >> reporter: the prize, $50,000. tuesday's drawings will be for $1.5 million. the winners will get calls in the coming days like nancy gutierrez did in the first round. >> someone called you and you thought what, it's your brother cranking you or something? >> they called my mom and my mom came in and was like nancy, you won't believe it. we didn't believe it. >> reporter: it's the excitement and confusion that criminals are now preying on. the state says it's getting dozens of calls about fake notifications that appear to be from the vaccine lottery, but it's actually someone trying to steal your personal information. >> one of those messages that you get overly excited.
>> reporter: for roman scanlon of modesto it was this message on facebook saying he won 50k from the california governor gift with a link asking for personal information. the facebook page even appeared to post official links but has since been taken down. >> when you're stuck in the excitement, you tend to forget like logic, right? once i calmed down and wasn't so excited anymore and stopped looking for new cars to purchase with the money i thought i just won it was one of those things where you start really thinking about it and you're like wait, this doesn't make sense. >> reporter: as a reminder officials say winners will get a call or e-mail from the california department of public health. you won't be asked to pay any money or provide bank information. and they'll e-mail winners an official state government form and mail the checks from the state controller's office. and through several official communications you'll know if you've won. >> later they called us and were like okay, i think this is true. and this whole week, well, i
think it's confirmed. >> it's definitely confirmed. >> reporter: ian cull, nbc bay area news. well, of the 15 real winners five are from the bay area, two in santa clara county, one in alameda, san francisco and san mateo counties. despite high vaccination rates and low case rates there is still some concern tonight. so california's keeping a close eye on two highly contagious covid variants that are spreading rapidly overseas. there's the delta variant and then a similar one known as the capa variant. the delta variant is the one responsible for those major outbreaks in india and europe. the state told us it is tracking the delta and kappa variant together. here's what it's tracked so far. nearly 300 cases of those two variants in california. however, you've got to look at the big picture here, put it in perspective. that's 300 cases and there have been nearly a million covid cases to date in the state. police in san jose and milpitas say they have broken up a major sex trafficking ring. investigators say the ring, run
by a couple, has used high-end silicon valley apartments as brothels for years. prosecutors also tell us they used the shuttered backpage.com and their own site to lure customers. they would then allegedly pair them with women trafficked in to this country from overseas. women trying to buy their way out of slavery. >> they've also been told that they will not be paid if they try to leave early. these women are forced to have sex between 10 and 15 men a day. they come in in half an hour intervals. >> the prosecutor says this was just part of a wide national network of residential brothels. the couple accused of leading that operation and rotating more than 100 sex workers through cities across the nation every single week. one of the many looming questions in the wake of the vta mass shooting is how long will light rail service be shut down in the south bay. it is a delicate predicament.
a question the vta says it continues to wrestle p w. today vta held its first employee forum since the shooting 16 days ago. workers are also curious when light rail trains will run again. but at this point vta says it has no timetable. leaders say the big obstacle is many of the nine employees killed were critical to the light rail operation. >> we have a team that was fully dedicated to powering up trains, maintaining trains. we lost a number of people on those teams. not easy jobs to do. they had high skill sets. >> another factor, the bus service helping fill in the gaps while light rail is shut down. vta says it appreciates the backup it's getting from muni, sam's transand other agencies but that help can't last much longer. while vta is in limbo bart moving forward. starting tomorrow bart will add 16 train trips on saturdays. most of the rides will serve the pleasant hill and daly city area. bart also reopening all station entrances that were closed
during the pandemic. so did you see this near sacramento? a northern california company made a surprising discovery at the bottom of folsom lake. an airplane. sea floor systems was test its underwater survey equipment when it spotted the plane about 160 feet underwater. the crew sent a camera down, took pictures of the tail and the propeller. the company hasn't identified the plane but says there was a plane that crashed into the lake more than 50 years ago. never found. crews decided to look for the plane because water levels are so low. and you can blame that of course on the drought. so that's really freaky. jeff ranieri joins us now. and jeff, we've been talking about no rain for so long and suddenly at 6:00 you stunned us with some rain. >> yeah. we've been tracking this since earlier this week, and that storm system finally got here. we knew it was on the way. everything is on track with this thing. no rainfall for the bay area. look at our northern coastline. picked up a half to 1 1/2 inches of rain. it's breaking up a little bit
right now but check this out. this weekend we are still expecting additional rainfall to continue with that storm. it's just lingering out there near the coast. so eureka, crescent city in for about a half inch and then portland, seattle will be in that half to around one inch. some of the northern coastline of oregon even getting close to two inches. so wild and wacky weather there. we'll keep our eye on it. moves closer to us. we will let you know. but again, looks dry for this weekend. i think the bigger changes this weekend that we're going to be in for at least tomorrow is some widespread cloud cover to start. right there at 7:00 in the morning. so not as sunny to begin but eventually we're going to get some clearing in here. definitely by the afternoon. lots of sun. looks really good. so temperatures as you start it off tomorrow morning will be on the cool side. but overall i think this is a really good start for us. 59 here in the south bay. over to the tri-valley, 60. who knows? maybe this weather's going to help you to sleep in a little bit longer. i know a lot of us are heading back to the office and it's just -- you know, trying to get? relaxing in here. 59 in san francisco and the north bay also at 57.
daytime highs as we roll through tomorrow will start to warm up as some heat begins to move closer from the desert southwest. that puts us at 86 in concord, 85 in morgan hill. right up to napa 83. some 70s near the bay in oakland. and you're cool 60s in san francisco to half moon bay. the warmest beaches will be down there toward santa cruz and 76. our temperatures warming up tomorrow as we talked about. that's from this hot area of high pressure. this thing really kicks into high gear we think at this point as you roll through next week, pumping up this heat from the south. and look at this ten-day forecast in concord. you're going to see once we hit next wednesday up to 99. 104 next thursday. but thankfully at this point it looks like it starts to drop by next friday into the following weekend. so about a two to three-day event here for us on these very hot temperatures next week. my seven-day forecast here in san francisco, they put us to the 70s. once we hit next tuesday, wednesday. also into thursday. valleys we're setting you up
good for this weekend. mid 80s coming our way and then there's that hotter weather as we roll through next week's forecast. jessica, can't wait for that weekend. it's going to be starting soon, right? >> in about ten minutes. all right. thank you, jeff. just ahead, a real estate revelation. is it really the bay area city with the most million-dollar homes? and we have jimmy, who's with a guest from the bay area. >> hey, everyone. director of "in the heights" john m. chu is here in studio tonight! plus we have katherine hahn, music from polo g and thank you notes. it's a great show. tonight. happening now, disney world is revising its covid rules again. starting june 15th, mask requirements will be lifted for fully vaccinated guests. masks will still be required on disney buss and monday o'rails. the orlando theme park will not be requiring proof of vaccination, but people who haven't been vaccinated are encouraged to wear the mask. as for disneyland, face masks are still required for now. we're back in a moment.
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new video tonight of this incredible rescue in the south bay. we told you about this the other day. this is cal fire crews hoisting a woman into a helicopter after she crashed her car. her car went off the side of the road and plunged 300 feet down the side of mount "hamilton." actually happened yesterday afternoon near lick observatory. we showed you that shot yesterday of her in the car. the woman got out of the car, crawled up the hillside where first responders found her. luckily, she's expected to be okay. now to making it in the bay. a new report from lending tree looked at million-dollar homes in 50 of the largest metro areas. the most expensive area, san jose.
47% homes are valued at 1 million or above. the next three concentrations of high-priced homes are also in california. san francisco at 36%, los angeles at 17%, and then san diego at 12%. rounding out the top five is new york with 9%. get a dose, get two free tickets. the a's will offer pfizer and johnson & johnson shots at all of their home games for the rest of the season. the dose comes with two free tickets to either that day's game or one coming up at the coliseum. program starts off monday. if you get the pfizer vaccination, you can come back in three weeks to get your second dose. and guess what. you get another set of free tickets. well, the giants and the a's both in thrilling games tonight. we're going to show it to you when we come back.
♪♪ [goat does a sick vibrato] ♪♪ a lot to smile about tonight for bay area baseball fans. the a's hosting the royals at the coliseum. oakland squandered an early lead but it was all a setup for the bottom of the ninth. game tied at 3 when elvis andrus singles to the right. matt chapman trying to score from second. and makes the nice slide to score. and the a's walk it off and win 4-3. giants playing in washington, d.c. a tight game throughout. we pick it up in the bottom of the seventh when mike tuchman
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that breaking news in san jose we told you at the top of the newscast. one person is dead and two others hurt after a driver in a truck crashed into an outdoor dining area. it happened outside of the agave sports bar and grill. right around 9:00 p.m. witnesses say the driver of that truck was about to leave the parking lot when the car -- the truck suddenly lurched in reverse and right into the outdoor dining area. moments ago we spoke to a witness who described the terrifying scene. she told us that the truck nearly ran into her but her friend pulled her away. police tell us at least one woman is in custody, arrested on suspicion of dui. we're still gathering information tonight and we update our website. of course we don't know the identity of the person who passed away. we're going to have more
throughout the weekend and also at nbcbayarea.com and our facebook and twitter feeds. well, finally tonight, the wandering elephant herd continues to wander. here's the herd playing in the forest in china's younn province. before that the elephants were cruising around yunan's capital city. experts have been working to redirect them. state media reports say the 15 asian elephants originally lived in a nature preserve and now they don't. they've been trekking around nearly 300 miles along highways and through fields of crops over the past few months. they're gaining quite the following on social media. and if you really look there are some babies with them that are so cute. that's going to do it for us. stay safe. have a wonderful weekend. our next newscast is "today in the bay" tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonig s