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right now at 4:30, forced out of their homes. the gas leak leaving hundreds evacuated overnight. we're live.
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i'll tell you we are in the neighborhood right where that gas leak was first reported. here behind me there are crews working to still repair that the line so folks can start coming back home. there are 25 homes and businesses under evacuation order and that means a lot of families are waking up someplace where they were not expecting this morning. crews were working to have that leak capped off at midnight. according to pg&e, this is a line that was broke by a third party contractor. the community center is open.
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there are a number of detours that you are going to have to consider if you are coming here to the area, st. leo's church and school is down the street and not far from the center. looked like alameda was completely open and a lot of detours will take you into the neighborhood itself. >> thank you for the note about alameda, because that's the most critical of the avenues up here and down here is san carlos. for those familiar with the area, here's west san carlos, and here's a mcdonald's and a
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safeway, and the evacuation zone is anywhere north of there heading up to alameda, and it's this entire parameter here. here we have san carlos over to lincoln, and those will get you past the scene as well. we're talking about the potential to get this closed. for now we send it back to you. >> thank you. the crisis in afghanistan continues this morning as the u.s. nears its tuesday deadline to evacuate all troops. officials are still trying to make contact with around 1,000 u.s. citizens still on the ground. the u.s. military says planes are taking off at an equivalent of every 39 minutes.
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some americans who did get out are back safe in the bay area. they have harrowing stories of their escape and leaving family behind. >> i looked at the clock -- >> he is referring to the august 31st deadline, the day americans have been told they have to be out of afghanistan. >> my whole family is targeting because of my work -- >> he's an american citizen, and he went back to afghanistan on july 6th to help his father that had to undergo eye surgery, and he said the taliban was targeting the afghan defense minister that lived next door. >> everything was dark,
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completely. a lot of people died outside, civilians. >> he said everything happened so quickly. he was injured from the glass. >> a female, male, child, everybody screaming in the street and i said what is going on? she said, they are coming. i said, who? the taliban is coming. >> he headed to the airport just like thousands of people desperate to get out. >> everybody has guns that keep firing, and children's, you can see them drop, and nobody cares. >> he was involved in an ambush there in 2007 while working to control base camps for u.s. forces. >> he blames president joe biden and his administration for a lack of planning to get americans out before the taliban takeover. >> i can assure you, i miss
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president in office. nobody care. >> my family's stuck. >> cheryl hurd, "today in the bay." happening now, firefighters near the california/oregon border are getting a handle on the dixie fire. the dixie fire burned 30,000 acres, and the number of structures. tonight they are holding a
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virtual shop, getting under way at 6:00 p.m. one of the best technologies is not only being ignored but goes back decades, and a good old-fashioned lookout tower. more than a century, the u.s. forest had thousands. east bay times sz reports, they spot dozens of fires every season. because the towers are often in great locations maybe it's time to make what is old new again. >> i am sure we would get a lot of volunteers for that. >> we don't have a volunteer, but we have a meteorologist this morning for you, and kari hall is telling us what we can expect from the weather today. >> yeah, here's a live look outside in san jose. we are going to start out with the clouds once again.
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the air quality is going to be good for some spots, including the bay and the coast. we are going to, unfortunately, have one more day of some clear air before that smoke returns. take a look at temperatures. it will be warmer this afternoon reaching into the stpreuz in antioch today. livermore up to 92 degrees. we will see upper 80s in morgan hill and upper 80s in parts of the north bay while the coastal areas will stay in the 60s today and will head towards the 70s for the weekend. we will see a lot of changes ahead, and heading over to you, mike, how is it looking for the morning commute? the surface streets kris just showed us, we have the evacuation area as best we can tell, lincoln is an option, and
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mariposa will get you past that scene. we will have early slowing starting for 880, but hayward is just fine. an earlier crash, i believe, a deadly crash scene has been cleared but it was affecting the isabelle off-ramp past 580. right now look how green the drive is. it's an nice start for your early drive. check your bank account, because another round of stimulus checks headed your way but only for certain californians. the evolution of investments. americans changing their ways of how they save their money. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. got much more news ahead for you here on "today in the bay." it's 4:39.
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you see spots of roadwork but no problems on the nimitz. a closure a little further east. i'll show you that coming up. good morning. i'm bertha coombs from cnbc. the dow posting a gain now for four straight sessions while the s&p 500 and the nasdaq, closing again at record highs. strong corporate earnings are helping to offset some doubts about the economic recovery amid the spread of the delta virus in some areas that may be causing a little cutback in consumer opportunity. revised estimates on second quarter gdp or economic growth. google, microsoft and other big
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tech companies are promising to boost cyber security after meeting with president biden, the meeting coming after a series of high profile cyberattacks. google will spend $10 billion over five years and train 100,000 people in fields such as cyber topics. amazon web services will give users tools to better secure their data. the way americans invest, meantime, is changing. a new survey finds that 18% of people use an automated investment platform or robo
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advisers, they are more popular among millennials, and 21% use social media, and i would say, you know, if you are looking for online research, you got to try cnbc, a good place to start and we have a lot of good tools. >> that's where i go, cnbc. >> you can stuff it a mattress or put it in a gold old coffee can. another foggy start this morning. kari hall will have her microclimbut forecast. >> yeah, we're all cool right now as we are heading out the door. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. we'll talk about your forecast next. and then appear deadly
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overnight crash on isabelle may have delays. the california recall debate. what they say their plans are for california if they win. majestic mountains... scenic coastal highways... fertile farmlands... there's lots to love about california.
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so put off those chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm when less clean energy is available. because that's power down time.
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good morning on this thursday. taking a live look at walnut creek.
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it's 4:48. you're watching "today in the bay." good day when it's little friday. >> yeah, friday eve. baby friday. we love it, kari. going to heat up? >> yes, it's going to heat up but it's going to be a critical weekend for the caldor fire. this is something we are going to be watching very closely. this red outline shows the burn scar area or where that fire is actively burning, and some of it crossed highway 50 as well as a large area that has been covered in steep and rigorous terrain. we look at how close it is the to lake tahoe, because with the shifting wind this weekend it's possible it could make a run closer to the tahoe area. the leading edge of the fire is 14 miles away as the crow flies, and there's steep and rugged terrain but we could see it
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moving in that direction as the wind shifts. a very critical weekend. we will see changes in our air quality as the wind changes. we are going to see good air quality today near the coast. moderate for the north bay and eastbound. it's going to make it unhealthy to be outside, not only tomorrow but the weekend as we will see the temperatures cranking up and this smoke starting to really pour in to our area. take a look at our temperatures and where we are headed today. heading over towards cupertino, and then we will see upper 80s for the south county. for the east bay we will see 90s starting to pop-up here. hayward, degrees, and near the coast we're in the mid to upper 60s.
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san francisco will be in the upper 60s today so a little warmer there, too. for the north bay, we're all the way up to 94 in ukiah and napa today, reaching 87 degrees. we are seeing warmer temperatures not only today but continuing to crank up for the weekend. let's check out livermore, we are expected to see that crank up. our 7-day forecast, upper 90s for a lot of the valleys for the weekend and then next tuesday and wednesday we will start to cool off and hopefully improve our air quality, too. it's going to be a smoky and hot weekend. it's also going to be smoky in san franciscos on our temperatures come up to the lower 70s. we'll watch that and have more updates. we're looking at a smooth drive but did have a deadly crash that occurred over in the tri-valley overnight. at one point it had a lot of activity at the isabelle on and
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off-ramps, and they are open right now but as the coroner arrives at some point they could have a closure and what all is going on. and it looks like you could still use 680 and mission, if you want. we have a closure east 80 getting up towards 680. back to you. >> thanks, mike. check your bank account as many californians are set to receive a new round of stimulus money. nearly two-thirds of those living in the state are eligible for a $600 stimulus check, and the governor signed a bill in july that included $12 billion for middle class families hit hardest by the pandemic. to be eligible you must have an
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adjusted gross income of $75,000 or more for the 2020 tax year, and you can't be claimed as a dependent. >> i will make sure we have an appropriate supply for mask well fitted for children and the people of our state, and with proper ventilation, we will end covid. >> i agree with rebuilding the trust. people should trust in the vaccine and they don't because they don't trust gavin newsom. >> forrest, management and the drought were other big topics. they say they support more water
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storage and less water restrictions. september 14th is election day. scott mcgrew has a video on how to fill out the palate. coming up next on "today in the bay," giving credit where credit is due. ♪♪ accused of copying another artist. who is she is crediting for her latest hit. california could soon follow san francisco's list and have everybody prove they are fully vaccinated before going into bars, restaurants and sporting events. the bill
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introduced to lawmakers soon. if passed it's the strictest law in the country. 4:54. much more ahead for you. we'll be right back. the olympics and paralympics are back. and watching our athletes will once again give the impression that america is the healthiest country in the world. we aren't. but we can be. our collective health is too important to take for granted ever again. the health of our nation cannot just be measured by the victories of our champions, it must be measured by the health of all of us.
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♪ california, did you know our homes share power? but when we try to stay cool by thein a heat wave of us. our supply is pushed to the limit. but you have the power to keep us up and running!
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“i do?” yup, we all do! with flex alerts. they notify us when to shift our energy use if our power supply is stretched. so from pre-cooling our homes, to using less energy from 4-9pm, together, let's flex our power to save our power. sign up for flex alerts today. welcome back. up and coming singer rodrigo is giving writing credit for one of her hit singles. let's take a listen. >> she's giving co writing credits to the band for her song "good for you."
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many compared it to the song "misery business." the two were in talks about a collaboration before "good for you" was released. we're live in the south bay. this is where a gas leak forced hundreds out of their homes overnight. plus the evacuations in afghanistan as the deadline to get out quickly approaches. the group that is keeping the u.s. on edge.
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right now at 5:00, forced from home, told to get out. the gas week that prompted evacuations through a busy san jose downtown corridor. live in just moments. it's not an airport but a frontline war. >> there's now looming threat from the kabul airport where americans and afghans are trying to get out. we'll take you live to d.c. for the latest details. and fires growing across parts of northern california. this morning how you can protect you and your loved ones from all the smoke. this is "today in the bay." good thursday morning to you. 5:00 right now. thanks so much for joining us.


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