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restrictions were approved in a unanimous vote earlier this afternoon. welcome everyone to the four i'm heather holmes and i'm alex savage, ktvu san reuben is joining us now live to explain. why they're saying action has to be taken now and, yeah, the trouble apparently, is how quickly the situation is going downhill, according to valley water. well the things are bad now they could be dire by next year. water it's something pacific hand car washington jose needs to operate and something they use carefully. we just want to make sure that you know we handle water safe properly, making sure we can still get cars washed. it's you know, a tough time when the drought is going and with this drought there dreading water restrictions in santa clara county, so our residents like rudy costello, what i have started doing is not watering my grass. um i you know, i just grew it out and then we have this drought.
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wednesday santa clara county's largest water provider, took drastic action in a unanimous vote. valley water declared a water usage emergency along with that they're implementing a mandatory 15% use reduction over 2019 levels. 33% over 2013 levels. we're seeing the perfect storm building up and it's right in front of us officials say their water allocations are low and the cost of purchasing outside water is sky high. plus, they had to drain. anderson reservoir, their biggest for a 10, year size may retrofit. they say this like a plane crash is a real emergency. there's always folks out there that want a way to the plane's going to almost crash into the ground, and i think this is right. but it will be painful vp because people are going to go well, the tap is still working. why can't we wait till later? the reason they say a real risk of running out of water in late 2022 residents are nervous. here we go again with the drought. there is no rain. it's sad, and it sucks right now. but because, uh. we
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need it. it remains to be seen what specific rules will be implemented, whether it's limits on lawn watering pool filling or washing cars at home. that, of course, might send more people to pacific hand car wash, which is just fine with them will help us as much as we can and making sure that we can, you know, save water and wash cars at the same time. covid water is now calling on santa clara county to declare a local emergency, which they hope will get them on the state's emergency list. valley water is also beginning a large education campaign to hope to get residents on board. heather alright, an ruben reporting live for us this afternoon and thank you will get another city here in the north bay is declaring an official water shortageth s city council unanimously voted this week to announce. the initial phase of the city's water shortage. contingency plan the stage one water shortage declaration asked for voluntary conservation from customers,
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all sonoma residents, businesses, schools and city facilities are being urged to cut their indoor and outdoor water use by at least 15% we're following some breaking news right now in the lake tahoe area, where a vegetation fire is burning. these are live pictures from a camera near state line. this fire is burning across the lake. near rubicon bay on the southwest side of the lake near highway 89. it started just before three this afternoon. right now it's about two acres. markers are fighting this on the ground as well as in the air. there's no word yet if any buildings or homes might be threatened here, but we are told some power lines are down in that area, although it's unclear exactly how they came down. we'll get more details and bring them to you as soon as we know more. meantime cal fire crews are looking for hot spots in morgan hill. right now we're a brush fire burn. and dangerously close to some homes earlier today, sky foxx flew overhead as crews put out flames that were spreading on a hillside. this fire started around 11
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o'clock this morning, your sunnyside avenue and west edmonds in court. the forward progress on the fire was stopped about an hour and a half later, the flames destroyed part of one properties. backyard fence. cal fire says a total of 10 acres were burned here. no injuries were reported. and it's unclear right now exactly how this fire started. well as we move closer to california, fully reopening next week, state health officials today released new guidance on mask wearing health and human services secretary dr mark galli says the state will align with cdc recommendations coming up on june 15th. fully vaccinated. people can resume everyday activities without wearing a mask are required by federal, um and now state rules. individuals who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoor public settings. now, dr galley also says that beginning next tuesday, business owners can either ask customers if they
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are fully vaccinated and then allow them to come inside without mask asking. able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or require all customers to continue wearing masks, regardless of their vaccination status. another covid-19 variant is rapidly spreading right now in the uk, and it's prompting warnings from public health officials here in the u. s as foxes jonathan serrie tells us those warnings come as more states turned to pop up vaccination sites to give more people their shots. new covid-19 infections continue to decline across the u. s. but public health officials are warning about another covid-19 strain. the delta varian first detected in india is responsible for more than 60% of new infections in the u. k. the u. s is seeing more than 6% of cases involving this strain. public health officials say the threat of variance is even more of a reason to get vaccinated when people are vaccinated. they
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just don't get infected hardly as much and if they do, probably for shorter periods of time. the race is on to give 70% of american adults at least one covid shot by july 4th, but some states are falling short and they're turning to pop up sites at train stations and airports to vaccinate more people. if you're getting ready to fly, you haven't been vaccinated j and j vaccine. safe effective. no cost in and out in 15 minutes and on your flight. meanwhile in new cleveland clinic study finds people previously infected with covid 19 did not receive additional benefits from a vaccine. researchers looked at 50,000 hospital employees. those who previously had the virus were unlikely to get reinfected. even without a vaccination, the study argues. countries with limited vaccine supply could prioritize doses for people who have not. contracted the virus. this study started in december, but it only went through april. the message here is let's look at
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the group that got covid. let's consider them. the cleveland clinic recommends people who were previously infected should still get the vaccine if it's available in atlanta. jonathan serrie fox news all the state department is easing its travel advisories for dozens of countries. 58 countries are now being moved from level four do not travel to level. three which means people should reconsider travel japan, france, italy, spain, greece, switzerland, canada and mexico are among those countries. the state helped the state department says it's making these changes after the cdc updated its own criteria to determine risk level for travel during the pandemic. president biden has arrived in the uk for his first overseas trip as president. he will be meeting with leaders of the g seven and nato as well as russian president vladimir putin. as foxes. madeline rivera tells us the top priorities for the white house include the coronavirus and cyber security.
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before taking off for his foreign trip on wednesday, president biden sounded optimistic that ending the alliance make it clear to putin and to china. europe and the united states are tight. g seven is going to move, but the president faces a number of challenges. mr biden is under pressure to curb china's growing international commercial and political reach. got a cold war here with communist china that they created. the president is also expected to address climate change and the coronavirus during his meeting with g seven nations. he says he has a global vaccination strategy. the biden administration has reportedly buying 500 million doses of the pfizer vaccine to donate to the world. after previously announcing it will send 80 million vaccines abroad. by the end of june. he does want to show rallying the rest of the world's democracies. that democracies are, the countries that can best deliver solutions for people everywhere
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and that goes for covid-19 while addressing u. s. troops in england wednesday evening, the president underscored america's returned to diplomacy. we're gonna make it clear that the united states is back, he intends to affirm the countries commit into nato during its summit next week. the states increasing next wednesday, though that's when the president meets with russian president vladimir putin, with whom he'll address cybersecurity after several recent high profile russian based ransomware attacks in the u. s what i'm worried about is how will how will putin view? uh biden will biden bring up the issues that that really do matter, while abroad? the president will be in touch with a group of bipartisan lawmakers on capitol hill. we're working to reach a deal on infrastructure and washington. mala rivera fox news of the energy company that's sponsoring the keystone pipeline, says it is ending the project after president biden canceled its permit tc energy based in calgary, said it will work with government agencies
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to terminate the proposed 1200 mile pipeline. it was intended to move oil from canada to nebraska, but it has been long delayed due to opposition from environmental groups and tribal leaders. construction resumed under president trump last year, but president biden canceled the project, saying that it will contribute to climate change coming up here on the floor. the white house makes an announcement on the previous administration's attempt to ban the social media app tiktok's okay, you might be a little confused on the mask guidance we're going to break it all down. for you when california reopens on june 15th next tuesday what you can expect and another cool day in the bay. we've also got the wind ramping up right now we'll talk about those wind speeds and where we can expect to warm up than an hour in the
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workplace. in a marathon meeting last week, the standards board ruled california workers could go masculine at work only if everyone was vaccinated. the states south officer sent a letter to the board, reiterating the state plans to do away with most masking and social distancing requirements for vaccinated people starting june 15th. today the board will reconsider its guidance and take action if needed. for more. now we're joined by dr monica gandhi, associate division chief of infectious diseases at u. c. s f. dr gandhi. it's always great to get you want to get your perspective. i want to get to the workplace rules on masks in just a moment, but first, obviously the big news this afternoon is that california's health and human services secretary says that california will be aligning with the cdc on mask rules. starting june 15th. this means vaccinated people don't need to wear in almost all situations whethes
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going to tell who is vaccinated and who not right. so i actually never loved the cdc kindness because what i really wanted was for us to go to a metric where our cases in hospital positions were low enough that masking could be lifted for everybody because there is going to be this confusion where vaccinated people don't have to wear masks. an unvaccinated do in actually a difference in our guidelines. the cdc. cc record suggests that that unvaccinated wear masks and archive line say you have to, but it's going to be very difficult for businesses to know if someone's unvaccinated or not, um, because there's no also vaccine passports in our state, so and there's going to be some confusion. um, when this happens. how how concerned should should i be, you know, let's say you know how concerned should people be who are vaccinated that others are telling the truth about their
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their status if they're walking around without masks, you know, the vaccinated should not be concerned because there really is this incredible effectiveness of these vaccines, not just for you. an individual not to get infected. how about one in one million breakthrough rate in this country? it's very low. um but also you're not able to transmit, which is why you not wearing a mask is still protecting others. so you shouldn't be worried is vaccinated person. um, it's i the unvaccinated there, for example, children cannot be unvaccinated. uh yet sorry children can't be vaccinated yet. because our case rates are so low transmission rates are so low. we have the lowest entire country. think of yourself as being protected as an unvaccinated person by our low case rates. it's everyone else's immunity. that's protecting you. hopefully unvaccinated people who are still on the fence will get vaccinated. um that's something we're definitely encouraging, but children who can't get vaccinated are protected by.
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global immunity. what's called population immunity, everyone else's immunity is keeping case as well. and with the new mask rules here in california, there obviously are some exceptions, and one of them would be public transit. the other would be schools and you touched on it a moment ago, when you talk about the fact that kids are not going to be vaccinated, so students and educators would seem are likely to still be wearing masks when they returned to classes coming up this fall, but i know that you believe that the mask requirements in schools should be relaxed. why do you say that? yes. so um, i and others wrote a new york times piece yesterday, which actually went through metrics of when measures can be mitigation measures can be relaxed and we actually were working with our cdc colleagues. so we talked to them before we put this in and we came up with the metric of any state that has less than five. over 100,000 hospitalizations for covid. we're at four in the state of california should not require masking indoors for children.
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why? because the rates are so low at that point that they are protected by essentially population immunity. children are less likely to transmit and get covid-19 fouls and work is right now we're masking at a two or above in the state of california, and that's when she. women are just learning how to speak. so um, i think our metrics were very reasonable were at those metrics in california. and i'm hoping that california dph in the city, see well aligned with what? we came up with this sort of expert opinion. all right, let's talk about the workplace rules for masks here in california. that's a different ball game than than the overall guidance for people across the state. we know that cal osha is a meeting today, and the standards board voted last week to allow workers to drop the masks only if every employee in the room is fully vaccinated. what do you think the policies
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on mask wearing in the workplace will ultimately look like here? in california? you know, i'm worried about the current cal osha guidelines because keep on thinking isn't that going to discriminate against that person who's not vaccinated and they've just been out it? you know, i keep on thinking of someone named ed for some reason, and it's like ed is unvaccinated and we all have to wear mask because edison box um i think i'm worried about that sort of being a discriminatory policy in the workplace. i think following cdc guidance everywhere if we're going to follow cdc guidance, even within the workplace is indicated, and again. our piece rates are so low. please remember that when. we do our calculations. you're not just protected as an unvaccinated because of your vaccination status. you're protected because we have the lowest transmission rates in the country, and that's because so many people have gotten vaccinated in our state. all right, so you don't think the rules for mass query in the workplace should be more strict than they are everywhere else in the state? no, i'm worried that's going to discriminate against a person is impacts.
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all right. well, we'll see how scholarship what they decide on that particular issue a lot to cover here. appreciate you coming on to break all of it down. dr monica gandhi from u c l thank you. always a pleasure. take care. thank you. all right, turning our attention to the weather. now, you know, we started off the day a little bit breezy, and now in some spots, it's getting downright windy, not to the level of an advisory. but certainly if you walk out the door, you're going to feel it because we've got some gusty wind in spots, so let's take a look at what's happening up in our peaks right now because you found diablo about 48 mph 36 at middle peak. and also a big rock ridge and take it down to the surface. and this is what i'm talking about. we're now gusting in nevada at 32 mph nap at 33 37 in fairfield. see santa rosa getting some wind conquered as well, taking a little further down into the peninsula. we've got sfo at about 30 mph 29 in hayward livermore 30 gusts in san jose so you can see it's really bay area. why? that we're still hanging on to this wind. and again, it is that onshore flow it is that cooler,
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moister air, and it's ahead of a front that's tracking through with the low pressure system and your i might be going to the top of your screen right now, because if you go up into further northern california, we've actually got some thunderstorms popping up in places like we reveal where they've got some lightning associated with this now we're not going to see that here in the bay, but that's just to tell you that that's that weather ahead of the front right, so because they're a little further north, they're getting a little more of the intensity of that now. for us, it's really just the cooler temperatures and the breezy wind and you certainly see that i should take a live. look outside here at sfo. look at the bottom of your screen and you start to see some of those trees that are blown around. and also we've got some cloudy skies there, too at the coast have been hanging on to those clouds. temperatures right now, with the exception of san francisco, which is at 56, we're all in the sixties. and if you go throughout the night tonight, give you a little chilly again and tomorrow we're looking at warming up for a couple of degrees kind of all across the bay. i'll have more in your extended forecast when i come back in just a bit for now, send it back to the desk. thanks carla. we're coming up here on the fourth. a new approach that lawmakers are
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senator bill cassidy. i really do think we need an infrastructure package that's good, but you've got to pay for it, and you've got to make sure that what we're paying for is absolutely essential and not some fluff that just pays off a political base. republicans are focused on roads, bridges, ports and broadband. in addition to those democrats want to see investments in schools, childcare and what they call human infrastructure. the biden administration says the game plan remains unchanged and the presidency's progress. he's quite familiar with the fact that this process can take it takes some patients at times that they're going to be moments where we're near death, and then it comes back. senate leadership continues to tussle over who has the upper hand americans across the country expect their government to make progress on big issues, even if we don't agree on everything. remember the senate is 50 50. american people did not hand the democrats a mandate in the senate. the white house says president biden will continue
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to be engaged with his domestic agenda, especially infrastructure throughout his eight day overseas trip. caroline shively fox news. white house is dropping an executive order by former president trump that was meant to ban tiktok, and we chat. the biden administration says it will conduct its own review of those popular apps, the previous administration said there were security concerns due to the apps connections to china and how they collect user's data. a new executive order directs the commerce department to undertake what officials describe as evidence based analysis of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by china. yeah. coming up here on the floor. the mayors of california's biggest city showing their support once again today for major funding to fight homelessness. we'll tell you about the massive budget proposal. they are all backing and the new proposal by san francisco mayor london breed for a guaranteed basic income program for certain transgender
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solutions, the mayors of the 13 largest cities in the state say homelessness consistently ranks as the most important issue in the wednesday video conference, the mayor saying that the state has a once in a generation surplus, and now is the time to invest $4 billion. amounting to $1 billion for each of the next four years for flexible funding. direct the local communities that are grappling with large on housed populations. and needing resources to be able to nimbly respond as our cities have the mayor's say 59% of the state's homeless live in the biggest cities. those cities they say, have been innovating solutions based on what works locally, including tiny home villages and converting hotels into transitional housing. now they say, to maintain those programs for long term success. they need a long term commitment that includes of funding source that allows us to also fundperating reserves at these new buildings
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that we are purchasing. we cannot wake up five years from now and have dilapidated buildings that have not been maintained. we have to deliver on our promise of dignity, the mayor say. despite years of working to battle homelessness, they've never received the funding they truly need for a long term solution. they're saying they need bold plans with accountability and transparency, and with a budget surplus now is the time to invest in those measures. what we are seeing now in cities throughout the state, innovative solutions can scale dramatically with a commitment of this magnitude. lawmakers are already working on the state budget and a final decision on this $4 billion.4 year homeless spending proposal should come in the next few weeks. reporting live christien kafton ktvu, fox two news, okay, we'll wait to see what lawmakers mayor london bres proposing to give up to 150 low
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income transgender people in the city. guaranteed income payments of up to $1000 a month the mayor's budget proposed all includes $2 million to fund the pilot program for transgender people over the next two years. san francisco has already launched pilot guaranteed income programs for artists and for pregnant women who are african american and pacific islander. now if approved by the board of supervisors, these payments would begin in the fall. we're joined this afternoon now by clear farley from the san francisco office of transgender initiatives and thank you so much for being here. i want to first start off with where this idea for this program can trump. thanks so much heather holmes my office, the office. a transgender initiative has a transgender advisory committee that met with mayor breed and the board of supervisors to share their priorities for this initiative, as well as several other initiatives and programs. and this program released m doubt of, um the pandemic and how the
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community has really come together and show resiliency and strength by supporting one another, and making sure community is safe and supported. so oftentimes our community is disconnected from care and other basic income options. and so this new program is so exciting and we're so grateful for mayor breeds support. talk a little bit more about why the transgender community in particular is in need of this kind of assistance. yeah i heatherwick find that trans folks in san francisco. one out of two are homeless. um three times the unemployment rate and we found that over 75% of black and latina trans women reported not being able to pay their bills or basic essentials like food and supplies. and so we worked over the pandemic to create several different coalitions. other partners throughout the city have created. um different initiatives to get, um funds and resources to community and
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this really solidifies that as a city program that will work with the treasurer's office to provide direct payments. monthly payments to community up to $1000 a month and so this will really help both with financial education and wrap around services to help get our community checking accounts and credit support. it will also help people go back to school. um and explore other dreams and opportunities, so i think it's just another example example of how san francisco is leading with innovative and exciting new projects that really get resources directly the hands of our community. and so who among the transgender community will be prioritized for these payments. yes. so we're prioritizing the program for those who are most economically impacted by the pandemic. um, and are disconnected from other benefits like unemployment, etcetera. um also, it's going to be a focused on black and latina trans women who are most
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economically impacted. um and also experience a very wide range of violence. um and have been impacted in terms of artists and other community groups that have, really, um. felt the way of this pandemic. and so we hope that this program bring hope and that it can be used around the country, um, to create more universal income opportunities for anybody. it needs support in this critical time and clear before i let you go. what type of opportunities will this program provide? because we're really talking about more than just financial assistance here. yes so there will be a full assessment wraparound services that include financial coaching building a budget looking how to build your credit, so if you want to work. uh you want to rent a home or you want to go back to school, and then it will provide the monthly payment. no strings such attached, but we'll be providing those wrap around and benefit navigation services to make sure that community feels
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supported through the process can really appreciate you coming on the show this afternoon. thank you. thank you. salesforce is expecting more than half of its employees to continue working from home even after the pandemic is over. in an interview with cnbc this week, ceo marc benioff said 50 to 60% of staffers will likely work from palm. that's up sharply from about 20% before the pandemic hit many off suggested that some of its unused leased space will be for events training facility. and what he called cultural engagement centers. apple employees have reportedly launched a campaign to push back against tim cook's plans for a widespread returned to the office. last week, the ceo sent a memo to staff saying that workers should be in the office at least three days a week by september, but according to an internal letter obtained by news site the verge employees are demanding more
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flexibility, and they accused management of ignoring their stance on working from home. state attorney general rob bonta is acknowledging the critical work being done by the california racial and identity profiling advisory board, or ripa. bonta spoke earlier today during a board meeting of the group. the board analyzes and then makes recommendations on vehicle and pedestrian stops by law enforcement agencies in the state. in its most recent report found that out of four million vehicle stops by 15 different agencies, black people were searched at 2.5 times the rate of white people even though why people were pulled over more often, there were more individuals who are perceived as black, who ended up being searched. detained on the curb or in a patrol car, handcuffed or removed from their vehicles. and that is something we have to address. we might not be able to speak to precisely what causes that to happen, but nevertheless, it is a disturbing picture, and it's something that we have to work to change. and the most, ponta says by next year, all law enforcement agencies in
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california will be required to collect detailed information regarding their traffic stops and searches. coming up here on the for an update on a wildfire burning since yesterday and yuba county, while fire crews say it has been a challenge to try to get this blaze under control, and another day of cool temperatures that of course that won't last. it is june. after all, i have details in your extended forecast of in your extended forecast of when we warm up. sometimes they say, "it might work, it might not work." and so i ask myself the question, like, "why even get the vaccine, if it can also harm you?" for me, it's like taking a 50/50 chance. hi andrea. some say that the vaccine is harmful or that it might not work, but that's not true. millions of people have been vaccinated with no ill effects. and i can tell you that getting the vaccine is far safer than not getting it.
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shooter outside the lackland air force base in san antonio, texas. that base was put under lockdown this afternoon while police search for the person suspected of shooting at that base. someone reported hearing two gunshots that came from off base. it happened near an area where airmen were training. no one was injured, and that
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lockdown has since been lifted, they security forces say they have a few leads, and they're being assisted by several agencies to try to track down that suspected shooter. evacuation orders have now been lifted for people living near a wildfire in yuba county. this started northeast of the town of wheatland yesterday afternoon, and so far it's burned 958. cal fire says at least one home has been destroyed. firefighters are making some good progress, but still they are concerned about winds that have been kicking up during the afternoon hours and tonight sonoma county will live stream a zoom community briefing on preparing for wildfire season. officials are expected to talk about what's predicted this year evacuation zones, managing vegetation and signing up for emergency alerts. that briefing gets underway at five o'clock tonight. we'll fire crews up and down the state are bracing for what is expected to be a very active wildfire season. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo now shows us the new tool that some fire departments will be using.
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to try to improve communication during emergency situations. the parched hillsides are already showing more than a hint of an extremely challenging fire season at our doorstep. i don't like being at doomsday guy, but in my 30 plus year career, this is the most uncomfortable i felt going into a fire season as dry conditions lead to growing fear a new tool is emerging to help first responders and the public. they can actually put a point on the map, use the current weather and get an estimate of where the fire will go. charlie crocker is the ceo and co founder of zone haven, a real time internet platform. form that is designed to be the go to place for sending out and receiving information during hazardous events during an actual event, there's every city and county is putting out different press releases. you've got news channels coming in, you know, stuff gets out of date communication gets missed. how can we have one place one common operating picture? one alert scenario where people can go and find out what's happening. while the platform
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was initially rooted in wildfire evacuations, it is equipped to deal with different hazards ranging from earthquakes to tsunamis to flash floods, the key wildfire.a specific zone is linked to critical messages that may include evacuation orders, traffic management and update to community warning systems. we bring in of huge amount of data, geography, historical weather patterns historical disaster patterns, number of structures, population traffic flow simulations. all that stuff we bring in nate, are. strong is a deputy chief with cal fire and felton. his introduction to zone haven with during a firefight last summer. this easy, you august lightning complex. we had approximately 77,000 residents evacuated between san mateo and santa cruz counties. the paper map has been the starting point for first responders to devise a firefighting plan. that map is now on a screen and chief
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armstrong walks us through a simulation in the next one hour. the systems expecting that fire to impact these two a populatioa total acreage and the number of structures in there the projections lead to quick decisions that could trigger evacuations. this animation shows the growth of the seas. eu august lightning complex in red dots and. the expansion of evacuation zones and red boxes. people rapidly became familiar with it. they were getting into the system registering with it, finding out what zone they live in, and they were watching that daily, although zone haven was in its infancy during last year's fire season, it was an instant game changer. a new fire season could lead to new opportunity and zone haven is expanding its presence. mark brown is the executive director for the marine wildfire prevention authority. zone haven is new to marin and will soon be live. we also only had our wild on irving interface areas mapped and zone haven is coming in and mapping our entire county. this map shows
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the areas where is own haven is already live. the coverage will be quickly changing as more counties come on board this summer zone haven will be that tool because you know fire was don't care about jurisdiction. they just go over county lines as zones continue to roll out over the coming weeks, it is crucial to find the zone that you live in. this could be the first line of defense if a large wildfire flares up, which unfortunately, could be a reality, mark tamayo ktvu, fox two news and, of course, bringing any technology to bear that we can is always the, you know. welcome in fire season here because there's so much to deal with, and unfortunately this year, you know we're entering it at a deficit of rain and in the drought condition, right? we'll get a new drought monitor tomorrow. i wanted to show you where we stand right now. it's not pretty. i mean, that's the bottom line you can see exception. drought is the darkest color red and that is where majority of the bay area finds itself right now, the rest in extreme drought, so it means we have incredibly dry fuels that are out there now. right now, we are having a
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little bit of a pattern that's helping us out cooler temperatures as you take a live look outside, but the wind not so great, right? it is onshore wind, so it's more of a moist air mass that's coming in. as opposed to dry air mass. we have offshore flow. but these cooler temperatures, you know they're helpful, right? when we get into the situation, we were very dry and we have wind around. so right now we're sitting at 58 degrees in san francisco 59 in nevada, but mostly sixties across the bay 65 in fremont, santa rosa, about 68 59 out at half moon bay. we stayed nice and cool again, but the wind has really ramped up as we've gotten into the afternoon and it's spread basically bay area wide. so now you can see we've got gusts upwards of 30 mph in nevado in napa, certainly in fairfield, right at 30 mph in conquered santa rosa also seeing some wind out of the coast you've got about 30 mph at sfo, san jose 30 miles per hours, so it's very breezy out there and this should start to diminish as we go throughout the night tonight. a live look at storm tracker to and you can see some of those clouds that are rolling in on the peninsula. they've kind of bet there all d,
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keeping things cloudy at the coast. we also thunderstorm activity far north, so it's really up in mende aceto. national forest area, but this is a concern right when we see lightning because this is the kind of thing that can spark fires in this part of the country, and so any time i see lightning on the map, i'm concerned and we do have some wind out there, too. and even though that's not directly in our viewing area, as we were talking about in that story that mark was saying we were all kind of connected, right. no matter where these fires start, so this is the head of a front, a low pressure system that's ultimately going to track to the east, but it's going to keep us a little cool as we go throughout the night. tonight, you can see temperatures 50 in san francisco and oakland before tea in santa rosa 45. morgan hill so little chilly in some of our valley's napa looking at 42 a little further to our north. in fact, they're expecting to get into the thirties. never frost advisory and lake mendocino and trinity counties. that's the area that you see there in light blue, but up here. yeah, that's a freeze warning up in the dark purple, so the school system will ultimately track off to the east. there's another one, though on its heels. so
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tonight's gonna be mild, breezy in spots as i mentioned and then as we get towards friday that second system it's kind of a late season system, and it is going to bring some showers to california. unfortunately it doesn't look like any of them are going to make it down to our area, so just to show you as we roll through here on future cast. there is your thursday and we're going to go towards friday and you can see that system shaping up and then yeah, it kind of falls apart. so is it possible to north bay sees a light shower or a sprinkle? yes. maybe friday night into saturday. um but as far as rain totals, yeah, it's not going to do anything for our drought conditions. that's for sure. so tomorrow mostly sunny skies out there again as you start off some low clouds. i think the coast will hang on to their clouds a little bit tomorrow as well. temperatures starting to move up just a touch tomorrow. so 61 in san francisco 65 in oakland. we'll get back to the mid seventies in places like concord low seventies in santa rosa, san jose about 69 so still well below average, but a step towards more seasonal temperatures. this is our extended forecast you can see
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about can we get into the weekend as that second system rolls through, we will start to see some clouds come in our marine layers start to build back up and the temperatures start to build back up as well by the time we head into next week, we should be starting to get back to more seasonal numbers. but for now, a little cool. and a little breezy guys back to you, a new report shows how much you pay in taxes doesn't necessarily depend on how much money you make. i'm lauren blanchard in in business, it's never just another day. it's the big sale, or the big presentation. the day where everything goes right. or the one where nothing does. with comcast business you get the network that can deliver gig speeds to the most businesses and advanced cybersecurity to protect every device on it— all backed by a dedicated team, 24/7.
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the sooner you sign up the more you save. she was flying in memory of her
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late daughter was stolen and neighbors generously gifted her replacement. yeah, but in a matter of weeks, someone's still one of those flags to ktvu zambelli spoke with a woman about why she isn't giving up. this is what our neighborhood stands for two pride flags are flown outside christine harley's home in walnut creek. i um, you know, definitely identify as an al a for the community, and, um, was always very supportive of my daughter. she lost her daughter asia last year in february two suicide does she identified as bisexual? um and she was very open with people about that. for more than a year, harley had flown a pride flag that belonged to the 19 year old in honor of her memory, but it was stolen last month, harley shared with me this video of her daughter who was accepting of everyone. it warms my heart
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to have had gotten a replacement within 24 hours. the replacement flag was a gift from this neighbor whenever where we insist on sameness. no one wins because sameness is an impossibility. harley received two more pride flags from neighbors, but just weeks later on may 31st someone stole one of those flags flying outside. they actually ripped the screws out of the fence post. despite the thefts, harley tells me she plans to continue to fly the pride flag, she says. they have become a symbol of welcome for the lgbt. q community. young adults have actually come to my door to use my phone or, you know, asking for help because that flag made them feel safe. on sunday, asia's sister and friends painted the fence in rainbow colors. the fence is, um you know that that is not as easy to steal, that would be
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much harder to take harley suspects hate is behind the thefts since june is pride month, she has installed surveillance cameras and sign. defiance in the face of hate in walnut creek, amberleigh ktvu, fox two news and with fried month underway. we hope that you will show your bride by sharing your favorite selfies or group photos visit ktvu com slash pride to share your favorite pride memories. ktvu fox two news at five starts now a perfect storm involving water in the south bay and other drought setting in and the largest reservoir drained for seismic retrofit all that leading to an announcement today of mandatory water cuts. senate clara valley's largest water provider, says the worst case scenario is potentially running out of water next year.e julie haener. the vote for water cuts was unanimous, and it will likely impact you if you live.now
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live with what the water agency is sayin. the trouble is how quickly the situation is going downhill valley water says well, the situation is bad this year, it could be dire next year. water it's something pacific hand car washington jose needs to operate and something they used carefully. we just want to make sure that you know we handle water safe properly, making sure we can still get cars washed. it's you know, a tough time when the drought is going and with this drought there, dreading water restrictions in santa clara county, so our residents like rudy costello, what i have started doing is not watering my grass. um i you know, i just grew it out. and then we have this drought wednesday. santa clara county's largest water provider, took drastic action in a unanimous vote, valley water declared a water usage emergency along with that they're implementing a mandatory 15% use reduction over 29. 19 levels 33% over
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2013 levels. we're seeing the perfect storm building up and it's right in front of us. officials say their water allocations are low and the cost of purchasing outside water is sky high. plus they had to drain. anderson reservoir, their biggest for a 10 year. seismic retrofit. they say this like a plane crash is a real emergency. there's always folks out there. that went away to the plane's going to almost crash into the ground, and i think this is right, but it will be painful because people are going to go well. the tap is still working. why can't we wait till later? the reason they say a real risk of running out of water in late 2022 residents are nervous. here we go again with the drought. there is no rain. it's sad and it sucks right now. but because we need it, it remains to be seen what specific rules will be implemented, whether it's limits on lawn watering pool. fulfilling or washing cars at home. that, of course, might send more people

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