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county. said yes to all those things that we hold dear as californians. >> right now, at 4:30, recall rejected. california keeping governor newsom in office following a $276 million special election. here's a live look from sacramento. we're coming what the future holds for the staters the governor and his close opponents. this is "today in the bay." and a very good wednesday to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm kris sanchez. i'm here for marcus washington.
first to the big story, the one we're all talking about. governor newsom started the recall election as governor newsom of california and end it as governor of california as well. newsom getting enough voters to vote no on that recall petition. ballots are still being counted but 64% of california's registered voters rejected the republican backed recall effort. 36% voted to replace him in office but in 2018 newsom won by 52% in his initial election as governor. >> the governor declaring victory in sacramento. a speech that was part stump and raw emotion. the governor went to party headquarters after nbc news announced he defeated the recall election and talked about what the results mean, a defeat for trumpism, victory for science and women and fair elections. toward the end of the speech he choked up a bit by referencing one of his political heros, bobby kennedy.
>> tonight i'm humbled, grateful, but resolved in the spirit of my political hero, robert kennedy, to make more gentle the life of this world. thank you all very much, thank you to 40 million americans, 40 million californians, and thank you for rejecting this recall. >> a gentler side of the governor you don't see very often. a defeat might have ended his political career, but that didn't happen. >> the leading republican candidate larry elder didn't give what you would call a traditional concession speech. elder did not congratulate the governor but did admit they lost the battle but followed it with we will win the war. >> we are forcing them now to pay attention to the problem of homelessness. we are forcing them now to do a better job on schools. we are forcing them now to do a
better job on clearing our forests. forcing them now to do a better job on energy. we are forcing them now to pay attention to the things they should have paid attention to two years ago. >> elder, whose campaign had made unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud before the ballot counting even started, made no mention of that during his speech. with a hint toward possible run for governor in the next election cycle, erld finished his speech by saying, stay tuned. democrats and republicans gathered on opposite sides of san francisco to watch the results come in and depending on who you asked there were differing opinions on the election and california's future. >> thank you all who worked, who talked to your neighbors and made sure we got the vote out. >> the california dream is over and happening on his watch. you would hope he would take some humility out of this and try to list an little bit more.
>> democrats gathered in the mission district, republicans in north bay. we're posting results on our website. explore them on the interactive map that shows statewide county by county results. head to nbcbayarea.com/recall. in just a few hours from now in san jose, testimony will resume in the elizabeth holmes criminal fraud trial. the first full day of testimony was yesterday, and a whistleblower talked about being starstruck by founder and ceo elizabeth holmes and her failed blood testing technology. also the former financial controller explained how theranos managed to lose hundreds of millions of dollars as holmesed on to paint a rosy picture to gain more investors. stick with "today in the bay" for the holmes trial. we will walk you through every step of the way with team coverage and analysis. we're following the latest on air and online at nbcbayarea.com. turning to the pandemic, as more students return to the classroom across the country, covid-19 cases among children are rising.
in the last two weeks, nearly half a million children nationwide tested positive. according to the data from american academy of pediatrics that's about 240% increase since early july. as of last week there were over 4.3 million cases among children in california. america's top doctor doubling down on the covid vaccine being available soon for children under the age of 12. dr. anthony fauci tells cnn that fda may have data in place to approve the pfizer vaccine by this fall. he hinted at late october in other recent interviews as well. also yesterday pfizer's ceo revealed vaccination data 5 to 11 will be schmidt by the end of this month. firefighters making progress on the two largest wildfires burning in northern california. more are allowed to return home from the dixie fire. containment is 75%. the caldor fire is now at 69%
containment. smoke from those wildfires is making its way back into the bay area. air quality, we have another advisory for today. still dark, but we expect that we will see hazy conditions throughout the day. let's bring in meteorologist kari hall who has been tracking where we're seeing that unhealthy air. yesterday was mostly to the north but what about today. >> it's going to be to the north today. most of the bay area seeing hazy skies but not really dealing with unhealthy air quality. so that air quality advisory once again for the north bay as we're waking up heading out this morning to seeing some of the hazy conditions mixed with the fog. we can see the fog stretching into parts of sonoma county and the yellow dots indicating moderate air quality as we get started. near surface smoke model looks like much of the bay area is going to be clear until you head up to santa rosa and areas to the north. then going into the day tomorrow, once again, the light blue shows the hazy conditions
as smoke comes down from the northern california fires and kind of settles in. we are going to have cooler temperatures so we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes. mike, you have notes for contra costa county. >> i do. we typically see the longer commutes start over in antioch and that's fine coming off the bridge out of vista and the bridges ben knee shah and carquinez. your closure scheduled to clear before 6:00. counter commute eastbound highway 4 from 608 to 242 a couple lanes blocked for construction there and there are deer on the wandered on to the freeway. one person called that in. a note for the next few minutes as chp checks out and makes sure everything is okay. everything okay for the bay and peninsula and the south bay and longer drive out of the altamont. coming up next on "today in the bay," simone biles heading to capitol hill, about how a usa
team doctor was able to continue abusing women in his care. we're breaking down what we expect to learn from the hearing. plus toxic for teenagers. facebook knows social media is bad for our kids and teens, what they're doing in response. >> 4:38. taking a live look outside bay bridge toll plaza. mike has his tabs on the roadways across the bay area. if not sit tight, we'll be back with more news. 4:38 right now.
good wednesday morning. it is 4:41. heading out the door in the east bay, let's check out the wind is calm. we have a nice, quiet start to our day. it slowly warms up, we will be as warm as yesterday as we start a cooling trend. we'll get a look at our microclimates and talk about air quality coming up in a few minutes. >> a live look at clear view at least. oakland from our camera atop one of the buildings, along 880. oakland moves smoothly, lots of traffic building coming out of a longer drive. first let's check in with wall street and bertha. >> thanks very much, mike. good wednesday morning to you. i'm bertha coombs from cnbc. we've got wall street set looking at right now at a flat opening after yesterday's sell-off. that was sparked by worries
about the state of the economic recovery and what action the federal reserve may take next. the dow falling nearly 300 points andnd s&p have now been down six of the last seven sessions while the nasdaq extended its losing streak to five straight days. we're waiting on reports on import prices watching for inflation there and industrial production. lawmakers are seeking answers from facebook after a "wall street journal" investigation found an internal report show that company knew that instagram was harmful to younger use percentp facebook's research found that app was especially damaging to some teenage girls on issues such as body image and teens also blamed instagram for increases in anxiety and depression. senators richmond blumenthal and
marcia blackburn, actually a bipartisan effort there, they say they will launch a probe and they've been in touch with the company whistleblower. twitter has started accepting applications from the againle public for verified accounts. the company hit pause at the start of august to make improvements to the application and preview process. twitter has struggled with handing out those blue checkmarks in recent marks. back in july it accidentally verified several safe accounts. ours, of course, are real. it's great to have that. back over to you. >> thank you, bertha. coming up on "today in the bay," we are looking at a cool down coming for much of the bay area. we like hearing that. our meteorologist is tracking the temperature. >> a cool down and late week chance of rain that will help with the ten active fires we
have burning across northern california causing unhealthy air quality. we'll talk more about that and what's head with the rain chances coming up. >> a chance of this high, but right now low traffic volume in palo alto. your longer drive and we see changes in contra costa county and that report coming up. in this ad pay attention to the actor's gums. gums? we don't think about them. but like skin, over time gums can get damaged. colgate gum renewal.
picture it's so quiet out there. that one lone driver out there. we are tracking some cooler temperatures, mike waiting to see if anybody shows you. >> i put one, richmond san raphael bridge, one. >> that's me racing into work. >> all right. 4:47. kari has a look at our forecast for today. cooler temperatures coming our way? >> yeah. i'm looking forward to giving the air conditioner a rest. it's been really hot in the inland valleys and now as we take a live look outside in san jose, it's all clear, but it's going to look a little bit hazy today. we should see things clearing out for areas south of the golden gate bridge but take a look at all of the air quality, the smoke that's going to be moving into parts of the north bay. that's the reason why we do have the air quality advisory. once again mostly for the north bay today, but then going into the day tomorrow there will at times be a little bit of smoke drifting in because we have so many fires burning to the north with the river fire, the monument fire, there is quite a
bit happening just to the north of redding. we're going to be watching that over the next few days. as our temperatures cool off, our temperatures heading toward 80 degrees today in san jose. it's coming down about five degrees from yesterday. morgan hill heading up to 86 there. and 87 in walnut creek. as oakland today tops out at about 69 degrees, we're going to have cooler temperatures near the coast, 73 in san mateo and san francisco mostly in the mid 60s today. about five degrees lower than yesterday. 90 for a high in clearlake and 11 in sonoma. we do have a lot of changes ahead. this week's outlook shows we will start to see some rain moving into the pacific northwest as it moves into parts of the far northern california areas, some of the models are keeping it together with a chance of some quick moving showers by sunday afternoon. it does show some very light amounts of rain but most of the
heavier rain will be eureka and north ward, great considering we have a lot of fires burning in those areas as well as over the dixie fire and caldor fire, which could really help out with containment. going through our forecast for us, we are going to cool off. once again, we're watching out for the showers moving in from the north and whether or not we'll get a few sprinkles here in the bay area on sunday. highs in the low 80s and then it starts to warm up early next week. i do think we'll see a lot of mist and drizzle in san francisco and near the coast for the weekend so if you are heading there it's going to be chilly. and mike, you have that deer update. >> yeah. watching the wildlife, kari. a smooth drive for the rest of the bay, some folks may be coming home doing just fine. if you have that type of wildlife i am worried about you, i guess. vasco road a smooth drive as folks leave brentwood, discovery bay, byron, all the way down to 580, basically at speed. be careful. it's dark through that area. altamont pass starting to build. over here that construction,
northbound 242. eastbound highway 4 that will continue. both of the counter commute directions. the deer across lanes, the good news, no bad updates from chp and your drive through contra costa county is fine, including heading over toward the richmond san raphael bridge. >> i see it's still green. thanks. a late night move by the justice department seeks to block texas' abortion ban which is the strictest in the nation. last week attorney general merrick garland filed suit. the doj is asking for an immediate injunction arguing that law blocks women from exercising their constitutional is rights. the new law restricts abortion to about the first six weeks of a woman's pregnancy, usually before a woman knows she's pregnant. it's not clear how soon the federal court will respond. some of the nation's biggest olympic stars are in washington, d.c., using their voices to shine a light on investigative failures by the fbi. "today in the bay's" chris
pollone joins us from capitol hill to explain. >> reporter: they were america's sweethearts, champion who is captivated a nation. many of them were wearing a painful burden, abuse at the hands of someone they should have been able to trust, team dr. larry nasir. simone biles told hoda kotb it's important for her to speak out for fellow sexual abuse survivors. >> still being the face of kind of like gymnastics and usa and everything we've brought it's not going to be buried under the rug and it will still be a very big conversation. we still have to protect those athletes and figure out why it happened, who knew what when. >> reporter: a july justice department report defailed fundamental errors the fbi made in handling accusations of sexual abuse. it said despite the extraordinarily serious nature of the allegations and the possibility that nassar's conduct could be continuing, senior officials in the indianapolis field office failed to respond to the nassar allegations with the urgency they deserved and required. >> it was alarming, it was
shocking, it was heartbreaking, until it was publicly disclosed we estimate there were 70 more victims of dr. nassar's sex abuse. >> reporter: aly raisman, mckayla maroney are expected to testify. the fbi agent who first interviewed maroney about her experience has been fired. >> we want to make sure nothing like this ever happens again to any other young athlete or young person, young woman. >> reporter: more than 250 women accused nassar of sexual abuse. he's expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. chris pal lone, nbc news, washington. happening today a campbell business owner will be honored for possibly preventing a mass shooting. santa clara county county district attorney will honor maroda who called the police in july after seeing someone on surveillance video prowling his car lot. officer found an arsenal including two assault rifles and
several high-capacity magazines. bullets were inscribed with phrases like cop killer and they found a hate-filled manifesto. that ceremony starts at 10:00 this morning. the chase center in san francisco will require proof of vaccination for any event with more than 1,000 people. the new requirement applies to anyone 12 and older. it comes ahead of tonight's musical artist tame impala concert. fans can use an app or show the physical card of vaccination upon entry. masks are required inside. happening tonight a journey out of this world for some american civilians. four americans will take off in a spacex launch into space for up to four days as they orbit the planet. the group will orbit earth 15 times a day over 1 -- 350 miles above us. one woman talks about that on the -- about being the first
ever black female pilot of a spacecraft at the age of 51. >> so for me the risk is not a factor at all. i'm not thinking about it. i was way more afraid this opportunity would never come in my life. as you get older, your chances of being selected -- >> 51 is not old. launch window opens at 5:02 pacific time. you can see the full interview with the space crew on the "today" show after "today in the bay." >> very cool. coming up next on "today in the bay," why you might want to buy a lotto ticket before the end of the week. but first, nbc bay area and telemundo 48 honoring local animal heros for our clear the shelter positively good awards. just head to nbcbayarea.com/positively good to learn more. you can submit your nominee today. >> happening now, a new tiny home village is opening in the east bay to help transition unhoused people off the streets. in all 34 homes are opening the at alameda county's fairmount navigation center.
feeling lucky today? might want to think about buying a lotto ticket. a combined $837 million up for grabs between the mega millions and powerball jackpots. mega millions sits at $405 million and the power ball to $432 million. the next drawing for the powerball is tonight and mega millions on friday. one of the two. >> yeah. we will be greedy. >> recall rejected. coming up on "today in the bay," live team coverage of the special election including live analysis with scott mcgrew. >> the smoke set to roll back
right now at 5:00, staying in office. governor newsom overwhelmingly defeats the recall attempt, but what happens from here? this is "today in the bay." good wednesday morning. quickly approaching 5:00. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm kris sanchez. i'm here for marcus washington. >> so we start this half hour with the latest selection numbers. governor newsom easily defeating
the recall effort. on the ballot, should governor newsom be recalled? nbc called it after the polls closed. 64% of voters are rejecting the measure, 36% voting to replace him. ballots are being counted but all precincts are partially reporting results. a live look at the state capitol where things are quiet this morning. they will be staying as they are as governor newsom gets to keep his job at least through the fall. >> his main opponent meanwhile suggested there may be voter fraud. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in pleasanton with his response to newsom's victory. >> good morning to you, laura and kris. larry elder you're referring to, the leading republican replacement candidate in the recall election. he is accepting defeat after the ballot totals showed that governor newsom this recall effort.