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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.
recall a website paid for elder's campaign blaming unsubstantiated fraud claims. elder refused to say whether or not he would accept the results of the election. in a speech to supporters in orange county, elder didn't congratulate newsom for his victory but did concede the race and told his voters to be, quote, gracious in defeat. >> my opponent, governor gavin newsom -- come on. let's be gracious in defeat. by the way, we may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war. >> we said yes, yes, to all those things that we hold dear as californians and americans. economic justice, social
justice, racial justice, environment justice. >> reporter: in his speech to supporters last night, the governor also said that his victory in the recall is a rejection of trumpism. reporting live here in pleasanton, bob redell, "today in the bay." is it too easy to try to recall california's governor. >> good morning to you. when you look at the numbers your first reaction may be it's too easy to try. it's not easy to succeed as we saw. there have been six recall attempts against newsom, six of them. now as we all know, only one was able to get on the ballot. a total of two california goirns have faced recall efforts on the ballot. 55 attempts to remove a governor through recall. 179 attempts to remove other state officials through the recall process. only one gubernatorial recall was successful. californians replaced governor
gray davis arnold swargz anythinger in 2003. he won re-election in 2006. though we try to recall our governor pretty often it's only been successful once. i smoke to the spokesman of the california republican party said voters ability to change their mind is valuable. >> do you think this is a good system overall? i realize it's the system we have on today at this moment, but is it a good system overall? >> i think that a democracy, a republic works best when you can hold our elected officials accountable. there's no better way, no stronger way to hold elected accountable than this recall process. you know, at the end of the day, as -- as i'm -- i know plenty on the left said it's way too easy, again this is only the fourth time this has happened in this
country, second time in this state where a governor has been on a recall ballot. it's not like it's something ha happens on a yearly occurrence. it's something that happens very infrequently because it's not that easy to get qualified. it's not that easy to get the signatures. it's not that easy to get his election on the ballot. >> newsom wins the recall election but faces another battle next year. newsom raised a huge amount of money to fight the recall and now he has to go back to the same donors if he wants to run again. >> this may be one of the few republican victories, at least their perception of a victory, newsom raised $80 million. that's more than he raised his entire gubernatorial campaign and did that for this one little campaign. the question is, can he go back get people to give more. >> there likely will be attempts to reform the recall process going forward, making it more difficult increasing the number of signatures required.
right now it's 12% of the people who voted in the previous election. that number was set in 1911. think facebook. modern times some people say we need a more modern benchmark. >> just about the recall and the proposition system is that they should tell voters how much it's going to cost. i think that sometimes people say yeah, i agree to this, but don't realize that money has to come from somewhere. >> this was about $276 million they're estimating. >> a lot of money. >> people talking about the money. thanks so much. our election coverage continues online and watch governor newsom's entire speech on nbcbayarea.com. it's posted right there on our home page. new details in yesterday's tragic death at san francisco's powell street bart station when a train door closed on a woman and her dog leaving them on either side of the car as the train pulled away. we've learned the woman identified as 41-year-old amy adams from san francisco. bart said she had her dog's leash wrapped around her waist
and both got on the train but just as the doors were closing she stepped out. adams was dragged on to the tracks. the dog was okay. s to the pandemic now, and california is now the only state in the country that does not have high spread of covid. the cdc downgraded california's spread risk from high to substantial. vermont and connecticut were in the tier but the latest update dropped them back into the red zone. the u.s. is averaging 170,000 new cases and more than 1800 covid deaths each day. a lot of people didn't see this coming, the bay area's latest proof of vaccination mandate is taking a lot of people by surprise. it comes in contra costa county which is now following in the footsteps of san francisco and berkeley. "today in the bay's" cierra johnson live this morning with what we need to know before those new guidelines are going to take effect. good morning, cierra. >> yes, good morning. those new guidelines will take
effect in contra costa county next week. you will need to either show that proof of vaccination or show a negative covid test. that's different than what we have in the city of san francisco. the protocol goes into effect exactly september 22nd. again, a negative covid test or proof of vaccination that will be shown at restaurants and bars, entertainment venues and fitness facilities. the employees working at those facilities will also have until november 1st to begin showing their proof of vaccination or begin that weekly covid testing. and as that county makes that proof of vaccination mandatory, the deadline for city employees of san francisco to be fully vaccinated is officially here. today wednesday, september 15th, is the final day for city employees to prove their vaccination status with the city keeping in line with the cal osha regulations. the vaccination applies to what mayor lbz and director of health dr. colfax consider high risk
employees, including workers at health care health care and congregate settings, school nursing facilities homeless shelters and jails. today is the deadline for marin county workers that also applies to some of those more high-risk positions as well as police, fire and ems. something a little different with them, they are able to do that weekly testing if they're not able to show that proof of vaccination. the city of san francisco did wait until pfizer received that full fda approval. mayor london breed was adamant about that. if you work for the city of san francisco, to let your superiors know your vaccination status. live in san francisco, cierra johnson for "today in the bay." >> thanks, cierra. our climate in crisis, the focus of a town hall meeting in the north bay. sonoma county leaders will address drought conditions. they are calling it an opportunity to hear from residents about the challenges they're facing and resources to help them recover.
it is a virtual meeting and getting started at 5:30 tonight. developing now along the gulf coast, some people in southeast texas waking up to more than two feet of water from the remnants of hurricane nicolas. the storm is now a tropical depression. after drenching the texas coastline it's delivering a one-two punch in in some of the same areas hit by hurricane ida. the storm system expected to stall there which will likely bring more flooding. the storm knocked out power to about half a million people. talking about that yesterday. >> yeah. >> the storm sitting there and then just coming down a lot of rain. >> absolutely. it's 5:09. our conditions are going to be milder today and even a little bit cooler right, kari? >> temperatures coming down about 5 or 6 degrees compared to yesterday and we are still looking at some smoke coming in, especially for the north bay. as we're heading out, the yellow dots showing us where we have moderate air quality in the north bay, inland east bay down to san jose. the coast is enjoying some clear
air. as we go around the bay today, drifts of smoke for santa rosa reaching 82 degrees, morgan hill to 86 and dublin today 87 degrees. but we will continue to cool off heading into the weekend. we'll talk more about that and where we can see some rain in a few minutes. mike, you're getting a clear look at the bay bridge. >> clear look of a clear bay bridge. i don't mean empty but clear flowing. look at that great spacing taillights into san francisco, headlights out of san francisco, both moving smoothly for i-80. the connecter across the bay there. richmond bridge here. smooth flow for 37 connecting novato and vallejo. perhaps in another 5:10, another half hour there. over here a smooth drive for highway 4 but still have 42 off 680 with the closure overnight. smooth drive as well, a new incident pops up over here in the streets of hayward, union city. 880, 580 and highway 84 smoothly.
back to you. >> sounds good. hope it stays that way. 5:10. toxic for teenagers. a report finding facebook leaders knew instagram's potential harm on young people. the new response this morning from washington. al the way to menlo park headquarters. resurrecting woolly mammoths. the drastic new idea from scientists. how did each bay area county vote? take a look in contra costa county, 73% of voters rejected the recall petition of governor newsom. in alameda county 83% of voters deciding to keep the governor in office. some ballots still left to be counted the majority of voters in all nine bay area counties voted against replacing the governor.
good wednesday morning. as you're heading out in the east bay, light jacket for the start of the day. fremont in the mid '50s and we will see temperatures warming up at noon 71 with sunshine. more about a cool down and also some weekend rain chances for some. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. right now a perfect drive through fremont. kari was talking about. check the roadways moving nicely. this is 880 southbound heading past tesla. you can see on the right folks heading into the parking lot. it's busier there than in parts of the bay. >> thanks so much.
>> despite the eviction moratorium some tenants struggling to make it in the bay are receiving eviction notices. according to data in the chronicle which found unpaid rent is not the primary reason. from last march through this july renters received over 1,000 notices. the primary cause for eviction was tenants being a nuisance making up nearly half of all notices. at 16% was breaching rental agreements. 15% was for not paying the rent. facebook is under new fire this morning from u.s. lawmakers amidst revelations the company knew that instagram could be harmful to young people. the "wall street journal" obtained leaked documents showing leaders at facebook knew the social media platform could have a negative effect on body image and mental health. some are demanding a probe now. here is the facebook reporter talking with the "today" show. >> what we're finding is that from these documents, is that
there are serious effects, potentially life altering affects, for a significant portion of their user base that's particularly young women in their teenage years. >> the head of public policy at instagram and facebook issued a statement saying in part while the story focuses on a limited set of findings and casts them in a negative light, we stand by our research. it demonstrates our commitment to understanding complex and difficult issues that young people may struggle with. check out the story later on the "today" show. >> recovering from the security flaw, apple unveiling the latest devices including an iwatch and iphone 13 model. iphone 13 comes with faster chips, upgraded cameras, brighter displays and bigger batteries. the model prices range from $699 to $1,099. start to preorder on friday. the new watch series 7 has 20% more screen area, charges quicker and more crack resistant. the price there $390.
both will be available later this fall. >> welcome to jurassic park. >> trending this morning, what started off as a plot for a movie may actually become reality. scientists believe they can bring back the extinct woolly mammoth splicing bits of dna recovered from frozen mammoth specimens with the dna of an asian elephant. the result would be known as a mammophant. i didn't make it up. it would look and presumably behave like a woolly mammoth. we will have to take their word for it. >> no yards in the bay area big enough for that. no pets in need there. >> no. also trending a very enchanted airbnb is now available and sweet as honey. >> with the pooh inspired bear arb has been built in a forest of east sussex in the uk.
it was created by a disney illustrator who marked the 95th anniversary celebrations of winnie the pooh. the place is decorated with honey pots and pooh wall paper. it's nice. the airbnb one bedroom, one bath holds up to four people, if you have little piglets, will cost you a little more than $100 a night. >> what kind of wall paper was that. >> winnie the pooh. >> good. all right. kari. >> some kids you have to use the entire name. >> yes. some age kids. >> all right. let's get a look at what we're seeing here at home. we are going to have some cooler weather moving into the bay area and also a little bit still hazy as we go into this afternoon. we are watching our air quality because even as it clears out for much of the rest of the bay area, for spots north of marin county we are going to see a little bit more of that smoke
drifting in. if you're sensitive to the smoke limit your time outside. we are going to have at times some drifts of smoke coming in. we have so many fires burning and just in northern california there are ten active fires. you can see all the hot spots that we have up around redding and some of that smoke will be moving into ukiah as well as northern sonoma county. as we watch our air quality improve our temperatures are dropping. for the south bay the low 80s today, for san jose, and for morgan hill reaching 86 degrees. many of these temperatures five degrees cooler than yesterday and hayward reaching 77, also 77 in palo alto, san mateo reaching 73. downtown san francisco, 66 today. and santa rosa reaching 76. still pretty warm in ukiah. that's where it's going to be smoky today. a lot of changes ahead. we're looking at a storm system that will be approaching the pacific northwest by the weekend. this could bring in some rain.
some of the models are holding it together with a chance of showers. mainly some very light rain, but this is really going to be beneficial across part of northern california dealing with the fire. around ukiah, that could help with fire containment and also bring us some cooler temperatures. we're looking at highs going from the upper 80s today to the low 80s bit weekend. more clouds and also the showers just to our north. i think in san francisco it's really going to cause some misty and drizzly conditions throughout the day. not a lot of sunshine as our highs reach into the mid 60s. mike, things look good around the bay area. >> all good. watching the double drizzle on the weekend coming up. we may be having that. nothing like that. a smooth drive. look at that green on either side of the bay. right here 84 a little bit of slowing. val see tas and build out of the altamont. as the drive starts to fill in, we're looking for potential for
delays out of vasco road coming toward the county line. green sensors still at the limit as you come down to two lanes and then 580. that's where folks then spread out through the rest of the contra costa county and alameda drive. we have the closure north 242 just off of 608 and the bay bridge toll plaza still in the green zone. back to you. >> sounds good. 5:21. coming up next on "today in the bay," nbc bay area responds. >> if you're worried you have covid-19 you should get a test for free, even if you don't have health insurance. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. we'll show you how next. >> today marks the beginning of hispanic heritage month. i am a proud mexican-american. take a look at these pictures. >> i love these pictures. >> my mom bought that little velvet outfit when i was little and my sister wore it for pictures, my kids wore it for pictures. it's just -- it's clothing, right, but one of the ways my parents kept us connected to our heritage. let us know how you're
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nonetheless, you should be able to get a free covid-19 test. we're going to show you how. and help you avoid some pitfalls. first, you should be able to go to private clinics or pharmacies at no cost. congress set up a fund to pay health care providers for testing uninsured americans. shouldn't cost you anything. the kaiser family foundation warns some chin ibs might not participate in the federal program or even know about it. to avoid surprise bills, they say ask the testing site ahead of time will they bill the inunsured program. try to get an invoice owed zero dollars. the second way, ask your local health department. there might be a free public testing site near you. if you end up paying for a covid-19 test, the health resources and services administration says you might be due a refund. hrsa says you should first talk to whoever sent you the bill and ask them to cancel it or if you paid ask them to refund it. if they won't file a complaint with the department of health
and human services go to tips.hhs.gov or call 1-800-hhs-tips. all right. all month long nbc bay area is partnering with local animal shelters to help find forever homes for so many pets. we toured the new state-of-the-art santa clara county services center in san martin. the facility opened in february and employees say it is the best in the nation because it has large dog dorms and lots of space and also has one of the only shelters in the county that has room for livestock. ten stall horse barn there and can house large animals evacuated when there's flooding or wildfires. the big event at the berkeley humane society on saturday where laura and marcus will be with dozens of cats and dogs up for adoption. you don't have to wait, though. you can find participating shelters if you want to get a head start go to nbcbayarea.com
click on clear the shelter on the trending bar at the top of the page. >> testing the water maybe should we get another dog. >> right. >> didn't go over well. >> with the new husband, he's like no, not yet. so much more on "today in the bay," we have continuing team coverage of governor newsom's big win. humbled and g the millions and millions of californians that exercise their fund mental right to vote. >> no evidence of fraud. some may still claim it. we'll find the truth when "today in the bay" continues.
said yes to all those things that we hold dear as californians. recall rejected. california keeping governor newsom in office following a $276 million special election. >> all morning long we're coming what the future holds for our state, the governor and his closest opponent. this is "today in the bay." >> this is also wednesday morning. 5:30 right now. thanks for starting your day with us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm kris sanchez here for marcus. our top story this morning is, of course, governor newsom starting the recall election as governor of california and ending it as governor.
take a look at the numbers on your screen. the governor easily got enough votes on the recall measure to say no. the ballots are still being counted this morning but as of right now, 64% decided to reject the republican backed recall effort. 36% newsom won the governor's seat with 62% of the vote. >> newsom becomes the second governor in u.s. history to survive a recall election. >> "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in pleasanton and several weeks ago the race seemed to be a bit closer. >> correct. a few weeks ago there were polls suggesting that governor newsom was going to get the boot. but it appears those polls scared enough democrat to show ups to the polls and -- at the poll and keep governor newsom in office and defeat this recall election. in a speech last night in sacramento, the governor says his victory in the recall is a rejection of trumpism, a victory for science and women and fair
elections. towards the end of his remarks newsom choked up a bit while 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 and thank you to 40 million americans, 40 million californians, and thank you for rejecting this recall. >> reporter: larry elder, the top republican replacement candidate, did not congratulate the governor during his remarks last night. he did admit, though, that his side, quote, lost the battle but immediately followed it with, quote, we will certainly 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. >> reporter: larry elder, whose campaign had made unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud before the ballot counting even began, made no mention of that during his speech last night, with a hint toward possible run for governor in the next election, elder finished his speech by saying, stay tuned. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you. let's bring in the conversation. >> there's been no evidence of fraud. there were fears that elder or others would make unsubstantiated claims of fraud which not only hurts democracy in general, we've seen it heart the republican party. democrats won georgia's senate seat in part because former
president trump convinced people in his own party they shouldn't mail in ballots. trump is one of the few making that claim again about california today. asked about those claims, while out on the campaign trail yesterday, governor newsom had this to say. >> they are quite literally trying to dismantle democracy and trust in this country and our nation. this is fundamental. i hope people are paying attention to this. i could care less what he does. i will accept the will of the voters, period full stop. >> no evidence of fraud. nothing wrong with making sure. california officials will listen to any claims. we saw some isolated hiccups like confusion near l.a. over who had voted but provisional ballots solved that problem. the results are pretty overwhelming. newsom did better in the recall than he did in his own election in 2018. now you may see this map from time to time which makes it look closer. the light color representing
counties where voters turned against newsom, but keep in mind, land doesn't vote, people do, and the people in san diego and l.a. and san jose and san francisco and sacramento voted no. the actual vote percentages much more clearly tell the tale. if a common definition of a landslide is 15%, newsom cleared that by a factor of nearly 2. this was the sixth time there was an attempt to recall newsom. only one got enough signatures to get on the ballot yesterday. but is it too easy to recall a governor in california. laura and kris, a look at that coming up in about a half hour. >> sounds good. we'll check back with you. >> we are posting real-time results on our website and explore them on this interactive map which shows state wide and county by county results. go to nbcbayarea.com/recall. a few hours from now, in san jose, testimony resumes in the elizabeth holmes criminal fraud trial. in the first full day of testimony yesterday, a whistleblower talked about being star struck by founder and ceo
holmes and her failed blood testing technology. also the former financial controller explained how theranos managed to lose hundreds of millions of dollars as holmes continue to paint a rosy picture to try to gain more investors. stay with nbc bay area for continuing coverage of the elizabeth holmes trial and we'll walk you through every step of the way with team coverage and analysis. we're following the very latest both on air and online at nbcbayarea.com. as more students return to the classroom covid cases among children are rising. in the last two weeks, nearly half a million children nationwide tested positive. as of last week there were 4 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 in late october in recent interviews. yesterday pfizer's ceo revealed vaccination data 5 to 11 will be submitted by the end of this month. the daughters for the young -- data for the youngest will follow soon after. 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 in el dorado is now at 69% containment. smoke from those wildfires is making its way back into the bay area. an air quality advisory has been issued. still dark out right now, but we expect to see some hazy conditions throughout the day. let's bring in meteorologist kari hall who has been tracking where we're seeing that unhealthy air. >> yeah. we are starting to see that moving essentially into the north bay. that's where we'll be watching. as we wake up head out this morning, a lot of yellow dots here. our current air quality and some
of the sensors there, yellow means moderate but really unhealthy air over the sacramento valley as more of the smoke pours in. heading out the door in dublin, upper 50s and going to be a hazy day. if you're sensitive to the smoke limit your time outside as well as children and erldsly people shouldn't spend long periods of time out there. as our temperatures cool off we will also be getting some better air quality. mike, the commute starting to show up. >> exactly. the sensors are starting to change a bit here. highway 37 and now just most recently on the incline, not the toll plaza but on the incline for the bay bridge. smooth drive over here, look at this, concord, early pick-up, early relief north 242 all lanes reopened from 680 making the counter commute drive. there you go, just a little tiny bit of slowing starting up right around willow pass road for westbound highway 4. build there and for the south bay. san jose right on schedule. back to you. >> thank you very much. coming up, celebrating
hispanic heritage month. we take a look at how the pandemic has affected hispanic owned businesses. >> are you about to become a millionaire? we'll show you might why you might want to buy a lotto ticket before the end of the week. >> how each bay area county voted. there were differences in sclairz santa clara county. 76% decided to keep the governor. in solano, restrictions over covid-19 has been a hot topic with local leaders. 64% rejecting. a lot more news ahead. 5:39. you're watching "today in the bay." .
coming up on 5:42, heading out the tore in the north bay, a cool start with clouds and patchy fog. napa 56 degrees. we'll see the temperatures in the mid 50s through about 9:00 and starting to warmup. it's going to be a nice day but we're watchings the air quality. more on that in the forecast coming up. >> i'm watching the volume of traffic here, oakland, north bay and south bay look the same, the headlights south as you see them heading towards slowing through hayward. we'll see how things are shaping up back in a second. 5:42. happening today some of the stars are in washington, d.c., d.c., using their voices to shine a light on investigative failures by the fbi. "today in the bay's" chris
polone live on capitol hill to explain. kris? >> they were olympic champions who captivated a nation, but many of them were bearinge they able to trust. team dr. larry nassar. 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 use 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 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 fbi indianapolis field office
failed to respond to the nassar allegations with the urgency they deserved and required. aly raisman, is expected to testify today. nbc news confirmed the fbi agent who interviewed maroney about her experience with nassar has been fired. more than 250 women have accused larry nassar of abusing them. he's expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. laura? >> 250 women. hard to believe how many. thanks so much, chris. a late night move by the justice department seeks to block texas' strict new abortion ban. last week attorney general merrick garland filed suit and the doj is asking for an immediate injunction, a pause, arguing that the law blocks women from exercising their constitutional right. the law restricts abortion to the first six weeks of a woman's pregnancy before a woman even knows she's pregnant. it's not clear how soon the
federal court will respond. happening today, a south bay business owner will be honored for possibly preventing a mass shooting. santa clara county district attorney will honor faruk who called police in july after seeing someone on surveillance video prowling around his car lot in campbell. officers say they found an arsenal inside that car including two assault rifles and several high-capacity magazines and arrested that man you saw before. the bullets in the car were indescribed with phrases like cop killer and they found a manifesto. that suspect is facing charges. that citizen who alerted police will be honored starting at 10:00 this morning. music returns to san francisco's chase center tonight accompanied by proof of vaccination requirements. the new requirement applies to anyone 12 and older. it comes ahead of tonight's concert by tame impala. fans can use the clear app, a health feature app or show the
physical card of vaccination upon entry. masks are required to be worn inside. this morning on "today in the bay," we are kicking off our month-long series highlighting hispanic heritage and want to start by shining a light on latino businesses hard hit during the pandemic. despite the hardship many remain resilient. morgan radford takes a closer look. >> good morning. this is the rare good news story and the ongoing pandemic. a survey by the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce shows 87% of hispanic small business owners say they're optimistic about the future and this is coming after a devastating, pushing year one that saw latinos hospitalized at four times the rate of white americans with nearly a third of small businesses taking a big hit but many in the community are feeling a sense of hope. we spoke to one woman, a single mom, who decided to start her own company, smack dab in the middle of the pandemic and this was all while working two jobs.
>> we've always been here and always going to be here and continue to grow, no matter where you try to put us or throw us. >> latinos can grow, thrive and survive. i hope you can join us for the special hispanic heritage month story today on the "today" show. back to you guys. >> also to celebrate, tonight nbc bay area's joe rosado junior shining a light. gabriel said the freestyle wrestling practically a religion. his parents brought a love to the bay area. now he's passing the baton to new generations through the san jose school pro wrestling revolution academy. at 6:00, see the creative way ramirez says lucha libre saved him during the pandemic and how he plans to keep the tradition alive. >> he's been around when my brother was little i would have gotten roughed up i think. happening tonight, an out of this world journey as four
american civilians head into space in a spacex launch. they will spend up to four days in orbit circling earth 15 times a day over 350 miles above. one crew member talks with the "today" show's kerry sanders about being the first ever black woman 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 -- >> the launch window, the launch window opens just after 5:00 p.m. our time and you can see the full interview with the crew on the "today" show after "today in the bay." lucky today, pay want to think about buying a lotto ticket. a combined $837 million up for grabs between the mega millions and power ball jackpots. mega million is sitting at $405
million where the power ball is $432 million. the next drawing for power ball is tonight and thing me fwa millions drawing is on friday. pretty penny there. trending this morning one of california's iconic property the hurst estate in beverly hills has been sold. >> the price tag on that one $63.1 million. it was built in 1926 and that mansion spans 29,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two guest apartments, a poolhouse and more and more. it has been the backdrop for hollywood films including the god father and the bodyguard. a billionaire real estate bought it, often called the homeless millionaire they call the man. >> no longer the homeless millionaire. >> he has his choice of rooms. >> very nice. hope we have a sun room out there, beverly hills, we don't know the forecast there, but we
care about it in the bay area. >> nice and warming up for the afternoon hours in the inland areas. we are going to have a cool down headed our way as we start out with a live look outside in oakland. already a lot of people up and out the door. if you're going to be joining them soon, make sure you grab a light jacket for the start of the day. we have some mostly cloudy skies. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. going to clear out around 9:00 to 10:00 and the rest of the day is nice and sunny with high temperatures in the upper 60s. we're in the understand 80s for antioch and livermore. some of these temperatures at about 5 degrees cooler compared to yesterday. san jose reaching 80 degrees and 77 in palo alto. and 70 in san raphael. we're getting a cool down as we get a stronger ocean breeze, fog building near the coast and also watching a storm system moving across the pacific northwest into far northern california. take a look at the timeline. this is late saturday afternoon into sunday afternoon where we could see light showers moving through some parts of the bay
area. it does look like for the most part a lot of this rain falls apart but there's still the chance and it looks really good for far northern california around eureka where there could be up to two inches of rain. this is around where we have fires burning so this could possibly help with more containment especially near the dixie and caldor fires where we're looking at about a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. while it rains there, we get some cooler temperatures. we'll have to see if we get spotty sprinkles. expect more clouds, highs in the low 80s in san francisco, will go from the mid 60s to the mid 60s. not a lot of changes temperature wise. we will see some mist and drizzle throughout the weekend. mike, you were checking in on the bay bridge. >> because that's a really good meter for the morning commute and looks like they're metering the traffic from the toll plaza to the span. this just happened in the last few minutes where the backup has started to form. it should fill in gradually over the next 15 minutes, but we're looking at the slower drive on
the incline going on for a while and turned the lights on. slowing for highway 37, consolidated around mare island, highway 4 slowing down through bay point and into concord. clear by the time you get to 242. over here tri-valley, altamont pass, east bay off cass valley the build on schedule for northbound 101 through san jose. the note as well for folks on the roadway looks like everything is okay. vasco road we're looking at a lib of slowing and the build out of brentwood, byron and discovery bay and toward 580. if you ride the rails yesterday lit up like a rainbow. one who pointed it out our general manager stacy never saw the delays yesterday. that means she's watching. she's always watching. over to you. >> all right. happening now, a new tiny home village is opening in the east bay to transition homeless people from the streets. in all 34 homes are opening at alameda county's navigation center outside san leandro and
that opening is set for 9:30 this morning. much more ahead this wednesday morning on "today in the bay," including making changes, what l.a. police are vowing to do following a fireworks explosion that rocked one neighborhood over the summer. a new twist in the search for a woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trip with her fiance. information utah authorities revealed overnight. and lending a helping hand. the steps one bay area based company is taking to help refugees from afghanistan. but first, nbc bay area and telemundo 48 honoring local animal heros for our clear the shelters positively good awards. head to nbcbayarea.com/positively good to learn more. you can submit your nominee today. it's 5:53. we'll be right back.
welcome back. you're watching "today in the bay." lapd's top brass promising policy changes in an atf report that surrounds the sudden explosion of illegal fireworks in june. you might remember it. 17 people were hurt and the blast damaged nearby homes and businesses and cars. police bomb squad technicians are being faulted for miscalculating the material as it was loaded into a containment vessel and that overload caused the explosion.
the chief says lapd will no longer use the same procedures and will now haul explosive materials away from residential locations before they are detonated. the fate of 78-year-old suspected murderer robert durst now in the hands of the jury. new york real estate heir is accused of shooting and killing susan berman in 2000 at her los angeles home. prosecutors say durst killed her because she planned to speak to authorities about the disappearance of his wife in 1982. although durst is only on trial in berman's killing prosecutors presented evidence he killed his wife to provide the motive for killing berman. a new diehl in the disappearance of this new york woman. 22-year-old gabriel petioto was reported missing on a trip with her fiance. police in utah are confirming they responded to an incident involving the couple on august 12th. however, they are not providing more details. her family tells nbc news her
fiance is refusing to say where he last saw her or why he returned from their trip home alone. the fbi is also now assisting in that search. to the pandemic. blocking the state of new york from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated. this comes after a group of 17 health care workers sued saying their constitutional rights were violated because the state's mandate disallowed religious exceptions. the judge gave new york until september 2nd to respond. now to a follow-up, a hospital in new york state announced expectant mothers will have to deliver their babies elsewhere after workers at the hospital's maternity unit quit rather than get their covid vaccines. lewis general hospital says maternity services will pause september 24th because of those staffing issues. dozens of workers have left and another 150 or so unvaccinated employees have yet to declare
their intentions. two florida parents suing the state's governor ron desantis because his current mask ban in schools they say is putting their child in danger. >> robin and john mccarthy's son has asthma but has to attend school in person. the only virtual option available would require giving up a spot in a prestigious school program. the parents feel it's unfair they have to choose to give him a great education or possibly have him die, they say, of covid. >> you took away the funding from the district to allow us to be virtual so he in essence put our son in danger. it was a terrifying experience. i pretty much had a panic attack. >> you can watches the entire story on nbc lx, stream it any time on lx.com or watch lx over the area on chanel 11-5 or 185 on xfinity. afghan refugees will have a free place to stay here in the bay area thanks to a new partnership. airbnb announced it is partnering with the two largest
afghan organizations in the u.s. which are based here in fremont and women for afghan women. refugees in the bay area will stay at airbnbs in fremont and hayward, union city and oak lawn. right now 6:00, the votes are in. governor gavin newsom fends off a historic recall attempt. >> i'm humbled and grateful to the millions and millions of californians that exercise their fundamental right to vote. >> how reactions are pouring in, the message being sent to both parties heading into next year's crucial midterm races and the group breaks down this key vote and the future that lay ahead. this is "today in the bay." >> it's also wednesday morning. thank you for starting your day with us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm kris sanchez in for marcus washington. >> we start with the latest election numbers. governor newsom easily defeating the recall effort.
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