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and blue weekend to celebrate tomorrow. one thing we all missed last year, good, old fireworks show, done by the pros, san francisco gearing up to return the fireworks show along the water front. we spoke with the man putting on that display. >> reporter: it will be happening along the water front. there's already many people in the city visiting ready to see the fireworks and eager to enjoy a little bit of what they remember before the pandemic. >> you can expect to see a good-old american fourth of july is celebration. >> last year celebrations was brought to a halt. >> to not have had the opportunity to do that for a year and a half is very hard on fireworks people. so we're very, very, very happy to be back putting this on for the people of san francisco. >> after a tough year they're
ready to light up the sky again. pier 39 in the aquatic park but people are being discouraged to head to treasure island to watch due to ongoing construction. this couple from louisiana came to fisherman's wharf along with many others. >> just see something totally different. we've never been. >> as long as the fog is down ooushlly this whole area is a great place to see the fireworks. this area is not back to where it should be, we don't have that international traveller back but we are seeing domestic travellers and we'll take it, we love it. >> still there are challenges. >> we're fortunate that almost all serving staff came back, a lot of the back of house staff moved on, either moved out of the city or found another job
and it's been really a challenge. >> reporter: people can find reminders not to leave anything in their cars. for those ready to enjoy independence day out the display is back. in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. every fourth of july when they fire off fireworks on the front in san francisco the question is how low is the fog that you see there live in san francisco how low will it get from the golden gate bridge to 19th avenue i never once saw a hint of sunshine. let's check in to see what our meteorologist is saying about fourth of july fireworks. are they going to be visible >> that's the big question for tomorrow. unfortunately looks like the marine layer that brought the morning drizzle is hanging around tight right now, san francisco at 60 degrees and we'll keep that cloud cover over ninety. night overnight. the best chance of sunshine is
inland, towards concord and even the east bay will clear. here's the hour by hour forecast. i pushed this through into the efferent to hours and unfortunately it looks like that marine layer makes its comeback around 8:00 and the fireworks show starts at 9:15 so the clouds could put a damper on the show. it's okay, people should still head out and enjoy, because it's going to be pretty nice overall. we'll have upper 60s and 70s. if you want to see fireworks inland is your best bet when it cops to viewing. back -- comes to viewing. back to you. >> take a look at this, fireworks being sold out of an ice cream truck. yes. pittsburgh police say a concerned parent tipped them off. officers found a staff of m-100s those are powerful. the driver was cited and
released. as we've been reporting it's perfectly legal to buy safe and sane fireworks. today was a good idea across the bay area. san bruno is a city they sell them. vendors there expect to sell out by the end of tomorrow apparently due to supply chain issues. fire safety a big issue because last year's terrible fire season is on everybody's mind. >> we make sure all of the cars are moved and buckets of water around, make sure to do it on a pavement clear of all debris, brush and everything. >> make sure all your grass is cut short in case anything were to spark up you do have that hose right next to you. . just use some precaution, some common sense >> you hear safe and sane fireworks those are the type that do not leave the ground and shoot up into the air. we have your complete guide to all fourth of july events on the website nbcbayarea.com click on fourth of july events at the trending bar at the top the home
page. series of fires continue to burn in northern california. destroying several homes, thetaening hundreds more. the largest is lava fire that is 26% contained. the tennant fire only 17% contained burned 10,000 acres. and the salt fire, 25 miles north of redding. authorities looking for a car that may have sparked the flames on interstate 5 on wednesday afternoon. house fire sent half dozen fire trucks scrambling through oakland. >> a single family dwelling, working fire. >> in the allen dale neighborhood, just near the elementary, the fire burned two story of the home and basement. firefighters got hold of a fire that started in pleasantton
watching gulf fire near the golf course. has now contained 16 acres that went up in flames. firefighters continue to be on high alert, especially through the fourth of july weekend. south florida, the threat of tropical storm elsa is accelerating. plans to demolish the rest the condo could happen soon as tomorrow. the number of confirmed dead is at 24. more than 100 people remain unaccounted for. now with the latest. >> reporter: with tropical storm elsa turning towards the gulf of mexico. >> we can't let our guard down. we need to be watching closely. >> reporter: top concern for officials leading the recovery effort is that high winds could knock down the tower still standing. >> you wouldther disaster with the same building. >> reporter: late friday, in oklahoma city
that said it could take down the rest of the of tower. >> it is going to slow down the search while this is coordinated in a controlled demolition. i believe that's what is smartest to do, a controlled demolition to cut down the risk even more. >> with the looming towers gone there will be access to the entire debris pile. >> that will be wide open to put more people on the pile and dig out the remaining victims. >> i think their primary concern is that the work not stop. that nothing interrupt the search for their relatives. and that's our objective also. >> another concern, pets left behind during evacuations, mayor has said three searches have turned up nothing. the longer the building stands the more dangerous it is. >> the family understands. i personally spoke to them and
survivors and they understand where we are. everybody is devastated but understand where we are. >> if all goes well demolition could be sunday. 19 people affected by about mud slide in japan near tokyo. the emergency task force will handle the crisis, with police, firefighters and members of the military helping the search and rescue teams. it's a video social media is buzzing about, you can't believe what you're seeing. environmentalists the are seizing on this, green peace blasting mexican-state owned oil company after a ruptured under sea gas pipe line sent flames to the surface and this happened yesterday 150 yards from a drilling platform. mexico state-owned oil company said it got the gas leak under
control in five hours. u.s. pulled troops out of the air base in afghanistan. some criticism. now the taliban is trying to take advantage. plan to pull out ahead of the september 11 deadline set by joe biden. and u.s. will support afghan forces maintain be presence at embassy carrying out airstrikes in the region, critics say afghanistan runs risk of iraq running into anarchy after troops completely pulled out there. >> going to be the same as before, no education, no freedom. >> so do you think the americans should stay. >> i prefer they stay, yeah. >> the taliban have been steadily taking more territory in recent weeks. president biden toured a cherry farm in michigan, part of a strip supporting his infrastructure plan. king orchard farm
has attracted presidents like hoover in the old days, president biden will talk about infrastructure, arguing key to economic progress, and talked about plans to building a pathway to citizenship for undocumented farm workers. up next, a different way to celebrate fourth of july. bay area city opting against fireworks and taking a rather unique approach. msg plus rolling flew . plus rolling through america. another sign of tokyo olympics are right around the corner. and the marine layer hanging around the coast, what can we expect for our fourth of july forecast, that answer plus an extended seven-day outlook. coming up. stay with us. ahead for us, the big changes at hotels, no more breakfast buffets or daily housekeeping. plus, could be the largest ransomware attacks, blamings russia how it is effecting more than 2,000 companies.
a follow up to a story first report the earlier this week, lace up your skates, folks, san jose's aloha roller rink is officially back open, the rink at ridge mall was closed for 15 months but opened to administer more than 85,000 covid vaccine. they're not doing that any more. today they are welcoming back skaters looking pretty happy and
they look good. owner hope to be open at full capacity but right now capping things at 500 skaters. in the east bay there's a big show planned for this weekend but fireworks not going to be part of this one. take a look at these dazzling led kites. is that cool. last year the so-called kite man of martinez flew them on the fourth of july because no fireworks show because of the pandemic, the response so good the city said come back and do it this year. and especially because of the drought. the city wanted a safe way that wanted to celebrate that doesn't involve illegal fireworks. >> july. granted. this is an amazing country but there's got to be a safe and better way to light up the sky and celebrate than to firing off pyrotechnics. so. i brought led kites. they can't cause fires. >> wow. look at those. catch tomorrow's show at the
martinez marina. this year, half moon bay is celebrating its 50th annual old-fashioned fourth of july parade and festival. on the 3rd of july it's all about prep work, crews spent hours putting up tents, signs, all of the decorations to set the tone for the weekend. also will be marching band, horses, dogs in costumes, even stilt walkers, a classic day at half moon bay. but the city was buzzing with excitement. >> people are very excited. everyone's out and about. there really is electricity in the air, you know, as there generally is for events, so there's a lot of excitement here in the community. absolutely. >> an icon and long-time matriarch of main street bev is the grand marshall, catch her on her 90th birthday and the rest of the parade down main street
starting high noon tomorrow. the iconic olympic rings are making their way across america as we countdown to next month's olympics. rings across america starting the journey today at universal studios, hollywood. going to head on over to michigan, miami, orlando, and d.c., before arriving at 30 rockefeller plaza on july 23rd for the opening ceremony for the tokyo olympics. in total rings across america will drive 8,000 miles, visit 25 states. that's what it looks like as it drives by at 65 miles an hour. the rings are 13 feet off the ground. tokyo olympics begin july 23rd, you can see them here on nbc bay area. we were talking about the clouds maybe will mess things up in san francisco. >> yeah the marine layer. >> but the martinez kites. >> yeah that's a good idea and also much safer because we're in an exceptional drought, the worst category. i love the fact i got to sit
next to terry mcsweeney on the desk, that's wild. vaccinated team right here. let's talk about that marine layer, because if you are going to be heading to san francisco to watch the fireworks well, you're going to want to know when the clouds are expected to move in. right now temperatures quite pleasant at 72. hayward 67. san jose, 71. in through livermore, concord, fairfield in the upper 80s. let's look at the 24-hour temperature change. we haven't seen a huge change in temperatures, we stayed consistent in past couple days, summer like, if you're new to the bay area, visiting from out town fog and wind is normal for the summer. 60 degrees in san francisco. overnight will stick to the 60s but the it's marine layer we're concerned about tomorrow. but right now in san jose one thing i can guarantee though it is breezy if you head inland
will get much better clearing there. let's look at the fourth of july forecast tomorrow. enjoy the upper 60s and 70s. if you plan to head to the beach cloudy conditions with temperatures in the 60s. if you head to the east bay will get cloud cover in areas like oakland. meanwhile in the south bay, san jose, morgan hill and concord and livermore will get much better clearing when it comes to the strata. let's look at the hour by hour timeline. i pushed it forward all the way through tomorrow. starting at 10:00 a.m. we get a chance of morning drizzle, will be cloudy early. i pushed this forward hoping by some chance we get some clearing. right around 8:00 look what happens again. that marine layer rolls around hugging the coast from santa rosa down through half moon bay and santa cruz. does look to be pretty foggy around the fireworks hour show.
in addition to the fog we're monitoring the wind. look at the next couple hours, the breezy conditions, reason i'm showing the drought monitor is i want to remind you how dry it is out there which means extreme danger when it comes to fireworks. plus we don't want pets going out getting lost, take that into consideration, your neighbors as well. over the weekend, we have high pressure rolling around and will bump us up to normal temperatures in the bay area. we'll see the 60s in the forecast in san francisco. but then we'll get some 90s back in the seven-day outlook for inland. which means it will get pretty hot yet again. but it's going to be fourth of july, i'm not going to get any sleep, i already know >> because of the boom booms. >> uh-huh. and i work tomorrow morning as well. >> you know what, don't miss tomorrow morning's show. she's going to be in austin. >> going to have to snuggle with
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blocks from downtown petaluma the one found this morning on the other side of the 101 close to the dmv, if you see the mountain lion please give them a call. a unanimous move to move forward for woz way offices, 1 million square foot office development. kt urban plans to build two 20-story towers, offices, retail, several outdoor terraces, and next step is the construction timeline, until we get that can't tell you exactly when that construction will begin. coming up next, a change for the happiest place on earth, the announcement you will now hear before the nighttime fireworks show at disneyland.
another day, another record broken since the pandemic, millions flying this fourth of july weekend. tsa screened nearly 2.2 million people at airport check points just yesterday, the most in one day since march last year. aaa expects more than 4 million americans to travel by air this weekend. tsa warning travellers come to the airport prepared for security with masks on. next time you see a fireworks show at disneyland you might see a change to the announcement before it begins, in a move to make the introduction more
a true quadruple threat, sunnyvale firefighters check out officer sam, police officer, fire fighter, emt, but really for that girl right there main thing he does is he is a balloon artist. yeah. here he is making a balloon animal that looks like a doggy. doing it for an excited girl. by the way, we sped this up he's
not that fast. >> i have tried it didn't go well have you? >> i did, it kept popping how was your experience. >> same. yeah. watch out for the fog tomorrow night. >> nightly news is next. we're back at 6:00. hope you join us then. tonight, breaking news the search suspended after the dramatic decision to demolish the rest of the collapsed surfside condo building early as tomorrow as tropical storm elsa fueling fears there could be a second collapse if crews don't ask fast reaction from families' still missing loved ones. this fourth of july, breaking records. despite the surge in delta variant. the president warning about a danger to those still unvaccinated as the white house falls shy of a key goal. what could be the largest ransomware attack yet with experts again blaming russian criminals. hundreds of american companies affected just weeks after