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good sunday morning to you, it is 7:00. here is a live look outside. beautiful. san francisco as we look from san bruno mountain on another warm morning. boy, thanks so much for joining us. i'm kir ra clapper. vianey has a look at the microclimate forecast. we did not plan this. i think we're just so connected and we're dressed perfectly for this heat. >> definitely, you're going to want to wear lighter colors. if you thought yesterday was hot, today is going to be hot again. >> i was hoping you would say it's going to be -- >> along the coast it will be slighter cooler. if you went out to the coast to
get away from the heat, you may want to do that again today. you can see the sun sunshining, nice, clear skies and ridge of high pressure is holding on strong. 63 degrees, the wind speeds are calm and -- as we head towards the start of the workweek, 60 degrees in san francisco, half moon bay 49, palo alto 54 and concord at 62 degrees. we will be jumping once again into those upper 80s and 90s for interior valleys and once again we'll be seeing a bit of a change as we head towards the workweek. you'll want to stick around for the next 15 minutes because i do have a complete breakdown of your daytime highs but also when that big change is coming that i'm talking about. >> i cannot wait for it. >> stay tuned. 15 minutes, vianey, thanks. >> new yoerovernight, a victim the hospital following a stabbing at a b.a.r.t. station. it happened at 10:20 last night
at the dell noert station. the victim was established on the westbound platform and air lifted in critical condition. investigators had to call for a mutual aid because unruly b.a.r.t. passengers were interfering with their work. the b.a.r.t. station had to be shut down while police investigate the stabbing. b.a.r.t. has not said when the el cerrito del norte station will happen. the fire at the recycling plant left plumes of smoke seen for miles. firefighters from several departments responded to schnitzer steel near the port of oakland around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. they called for backup to help contain the massive fire. did you see that. viewer video shows the plumes of smoke over the port. fire officials say scrap metal like old cars are shredded and recycled at this facility. investigators found the fire started when residue on the
metal caught fire and quickly spread. the fire only burned half an acre but causing concern over air quality due to possible toxins that may have been released. >> some of those could possibly have some materials that are probably not that great for your health. >> we're going through internal investigation to make sure that everything that is moved through our machines is up to code. the bay area air quality management district is monitoring those toxin levels. a spokesperson for schnitzer insisted there was not an unsafe amount of material at the site. they tell us employees followed new plo rotocols, the latest fi happened in march. the bay area air quality management district can fine companies up to a quaurtder million dollars for fires that pollute. but our investigative unit reviewed other fires at this facility and areas.
we can view -- nbcbayarea.com. when the fire first started yesterday afternoon, we also shared your viewer videos and you can stay up to the minute when news break. follow us on on at which titwit area. yesterday's heat was too much for a hiker in solano county. this is video of a helicopter rescue of an 83-year-old hiker, the helicopter crew said it was about 98 degrees around 12:30 yesterday afternoon when the woman suffered a heat related emergency. the chp posted this video of the rescue near the cold canyon reserve. the woman we're told is expected to recover quickly. two experienced climbers lost their lives yesterday morning when they plummeted off elcap tan. spoke with someone who knew the climbers and remembers their passion for the sport. according to national park
rangers they received several 911 calls and rushed there to provide assistance. >> we found two climbers had fallen and the fall did result in a fatal fall. >> they've been identified as tim klein of palm dale and jason wells from boulder, colorado. >> this accident happened in the free blast area. hans florine knows both who died and making arrangements to climb with tim klein last year. known for his speed and knowledge of el capitan. >> hit the nose twice in a day which no one has done, except his partner. including me. >> klein is a teacher the palmdale high school and this trajly comes more than two weeks since another climbed at half dome during stormy weather. also fell more than a month ago and broke both legs. still recovering and trying
to -- was he doing what he loved? >> by all accounts, what i know of both jason and tim, yeah, they were doing what they loved. >> sergio quinn tan that, nbc bay area news. now to a wildfire burning very close to home in the east bay, the fire broke out just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon nearcircle. the flames were moving fast through dry vegetation, cal fire created a barrier to protect those nearby homes and they also used a helicopter to drop water on the flames. >> close to the houses. >> were you worried at all? >> yeah, because it's a lot of -- apartments and and helicopters and it's fire. >> the fire burned 12 acres and able to keep it from damaging any structures. yesterday was a busy day for firefighters in contra costa county. the firefighters in antioch one
of many that burned across the county. the fire started in 3:00 in the afternoon and flames spread quickly. firefighters also put out another house fire nearby around that same time. >> now to a sea of orange that took over the golden gate bridge yesterday in honor of national gun violence awareness. thousands marched across the span with their unified message, no more silence and gun violence. san francisco's protest was just one of many that happened across the country demanding common sense gun laws. some in the crowd were victims of gun violence themselves or had loved ones lost in gun violence. several high school students joined the demonstration and say they were inspired by the survivors of the high school shtings in parkland and santa fe, texas. >> having younger voices show up, we're able to show a lot of lawmakers that we aren't going to back down and we are the new
future generation coming about. >> the event was organized by moms demand action. >> not just in san francisco, gun violence awareness events took place across the bay area and country. a rally here that you're seeing in redwood city drew hundreds of people, bay area congresswoman anna chu was one of the speakers. she urged people to take their anguish and anger over gun violence to the ballot box. organizers say the main purpose of the event was to honor all of the victims. >> i think that politicians have to be held accountable but i think what it's about today is standing united and saying -- using our collective voice to say we're sick of what is happening. we need this to end. 96 lives lost is 96 too many. >> the wear orange movement was started by friends of the chicago teen killed by gun violence in 2013. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," coming up, one of the most popular comedians in the world performed
in san francisco last night but not everyone was laughing. we'll tell you why one group showed up to shut down amy schumer's show. also, why the white house is now changing its tone on the upcoming north korea summit. you could save energy by living off the grid. completely. you could generate your own energy, at home. maybe you could save energy
welcome back at 7:11. here's a live look outside at the bay bridge in san francisco from our emeryville camera. little hazy out there. second morning in a row. you know what that means, another hot, hot day on tap. if you like the heat, congratulations. if you're melting like i was yesterday, vianey arana says we have a cooldown on the way. stay tuned for her forecast. and just days before president trump's historic sit down with the leader of north korea. the white house appears to be scaling back expectations of what might come of it. after meeting with north korea's second in command president trump called the meeting the start of a process and hinted at
more meetings to come. yesterday secretary of defense jim mattis said the administration's goal hasn't changed. >> we still stand for the verifiable and ir reversible denuclearization of the peninsula and diplomats are engaged right new in new york. advanced teams are engaged in singapore and i hope the all of us lie with them. >> north korea was promised to get rid of the nuclear program many times before. kritdices say this time is no different especially since there are no preconditions for this meeting. according to president trump's lawyers, he can'ting forced to testify in the russia investigation. the latest information was revealed in a secret 20-page letter obtained by the "new york times." the letter spent to robert mueller says mr. trump has authority over all federal investigations, therefore he cannot be subpoenaed.
at 7:12, we have much more ahead on "today in the bay," a famous name in comedy performed in san francisco this weekend. but some aren't finding her funny at all. we'll tell you which protesters are taking serious owe fence to amy schumer's joke. we're tracking another hot day. nice clear skies over woodside. who hit 99 degrees yesterday, coming up after the break. i'll let you know who did.
welcome back at 7:15 on your sunday morning. it's a beautiful way to start the day. the sun is shining here as we look at downtown san jose. vianey says it will warm up fast. hot, hot heat is on the way but fortunately we have a cooldown that is our light at the end of the tunnel. stay tuned for other her forecast to find out when. >> a reminder on hot days like this to mow your lawn in the
morning. this lawnmower sparked a fire yesterday on double k road in brentwood, contra costa posted the picture on facebook, it burned a quarter acre before it was knocked out. >> now to amy schumer, the comedian performed at clusterfest last night in san francisco. and some people were not there to see here but to protect her. sex workers as they are calling themselves gathered outside the bill graham auditorium and say they are upset with schumer for making jokes about them. they are also upset about schumer's support of a controversial new sex trafficking law. the protest coincided with others across the country for international sex workers day. to better news in san francisco, a high flying stunt to reveal san francisco's newest street sign in honor of the legendary tony bennett. the crowd amazed as it looks like the 91-year-old singer was repelling from the top of the fairmont hotel. as he got a little closer the
big reveal left a stuntman who made a swap with the iconic singer. thousands turned out for the rename rs of the 900 block of mason street as tony bennett way. this spot is no coincidence, he first publicly performed, i left my heart in sfrans at the fair mont in december of 1961. he called yesterday a day he would never forget. >> it's so beautiful, the sun is out and san francisco at its best right now. thank you for being so wonderful to me and to everybody in america. thank you very much. >> the frsan francisco board of superers gave the go ahead in november of last year, it was one of the last official acts ed lee made before his unexpected death in november. >> it looked like a beautiful day to celebrate tony bennett.
vianey is here with a look at our sunday forecast. i mean, san francisco is usually the place to go for cooler weather. >> it is but -- >> 70s, yeah, had to escape the heat. >> it's going to be another one of those days, moderate heat risk but still keep in mind to remain aware if you're going to take your pets for a walk not during the peak heat time which is typically during the 10:00 and 3:00 p.m. hour. try to hold off maybe a nice evening walk would be more appropriate. woodside you can see we've got nice clear skies and it is going to warm up because we do still have the high pressure that is dominating in the forecast. napa at 58 degrees and san francisco at 60 degrees. san jose 63 degrees already and it's only 7:18 in the morning. can you imagine what it's going to be like around 10:00. i'll break it down for you. the 24-hour temperature change in livermore, already seven degrees warmer at this hour. today we're expecting to see
slightly cooler temperatures along the coast. the reason for that is we're going to see that ridge of high pressure start to move out east and we have a bit of a trough taking over the west coast. today once again is going to be your last day of seeing these hot, hot temperatures for now that is. san jose climbing to a high of 87 degrees and san jose hit 93 yesterday and remember during the tease, i said who hit 99? concord. yesterday concord almost hit the triple digit mark but topped out at 99 degrees. da concord is expected to be 93 degrees. san francisco 70 degrees, once again our predicted high, oakland 75 and napa 87. and let's talk about what's going to happen the next few days. we've got this ridge of high pressure, this is what brought that heat and the drying of the bay area. you can see as rewe head towards the workweek, we'll start to see a trough dominate which means it will bring a nice flow cooling us down a bit monday tuesday and wednesday. what that's going to do, it's going to bring coastal low
clouds with a possibility of seeing nice light morning drizzle. it will cool us down quite nicely. as we head towards thursday and friday, once again we see the return of warmer temperatures thanks to another ridge of high pressure and we'll be seeing valleys back up into the mid-80s as we head towards next weekend. if you enjoy warmer weekends, this is going to be a chance to see warmer temperatures once again. looking to get away, this might be a fantastic shot. look at this. lake tahoe looking beautiful. great place to head out and escape the heat or maybe trying to head over to the beach. half my ban expected to climb in the 50s. by 11:00 a.m., we'll be at 57 degrees and half moon bay will be one of the cooler spots. i mentioned we've got a bit of a cooling under way at the coast. half moon bay will be one of the spots. over the next seven days we'll notice the bigger drop of temperatures in wednesday, a nice cool down to a high of 60 degrees.
if you notice once again we start to warm up quite nicely towards the weekend. we drop down by 5 degrees inland and eventually about 10 or 15 plus degrees towards tuesday and wednesday before we see another warm-up heading in towards next weekend. we've got a nice little temperature trend pattern going on this week. looks good, vianey, i like the 76 at the end. >> perfect weather. thanks so much. it is 7:21. reuniting families. a story of hard work being celebrated. this is a story that will make you bay area proud next. care... the statistics show the
in this morning's bay area proud. >> it is our job as journalists to let our viewers know when the government isn't working but it's also our job to let you know when it is. when through the hard work of many people families once divided are brought back together. >> hello, welcome. >> for most of us, walking into this room at santa clara county's social services agency, requires just a few steps. >> and you're the reason we do what we do. >> for a select few here though, it was more like climbing a mountain. start gs from the very very bottom. >> i had to tell you when i was scared and cried myself to sleep and tell you i was afraid. i have to say those things. >> two years ago, ee list is a lopez, three boys, one with autism went into foster care. they weren't taken from her. things were so bad they gave them up voluntarily.
>> i chose drugs and i had just got lost. >> it took two years and a lot of hard work getting off drugs and into school for alyssa to find her way back and prove she was capable of raising her boys. >> we nominated alyssa lopez. [ applause ] >> which is why she is here today. it is santa clara county's family reunification day, a bright spot on the calendar of a foster care system that doesn't see quite enough of them. a day of nothing but celebrating what the government calls the preferred outcome, parents and children brought back together. or you can just call it a win. that's how joseph and isis president feperez feel. their daughter was taken from their care more than a year ago. >> i took it hard. he especially i was in jail.
>> joseph thanks to his own inner desire to change and the help of many others, the family is back together. >> and it was difficult to get from where i was at to achieve what i wanted. >> he like the others here gets a second chance to be the parent they always wanted to be. >> every day i wake up with my kids, that's enough. >> garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up. a massive fire that spread smoke and chemicals across one bay area neighborhood. were they toxic chemicals? what authorities are now saying. election day is on tuesday. are you ready to vote? we'll tell you how local counties are gear gs ing up to your ballot. i approve this message. i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years.
mountain. there's haze in the way there and boy, it's a carbon copy of yesterday morning, isn't it? thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. >> second hot hot day in a row indeed. expecting to see 90s out there but it will be slightly cool are in some spots. >> slightly when i say slowly, i mean that. along the coast we're expecting to still see cooling. further inland some of those 90s that we reached yesterday might drop down to upper 80s, not too bad, san francisco nice clear skies, i can see plenty of sunshine to go around and already at this hour we're seeing 60 degree temperatures in san francisco and in san jose right now at 63 degrees. napa at 58. we will be very quick to warm once again. we'll start to climb in the 70s by the morning and it eventually climbing in the 8 0e's by mid afternoon. your 24-hour temperature change a couple of degrees warmer in
areas like livermore at 7 degrees warmer and yesterday livermore was one of hotter spots, high of 97 yesterday but concord still beat them out hitting a high of 99. i'll have a complete breakdown of the cooldown in the next 15 minutes. >> i was melting yesterday but one good thing about it was we could dine al fres co-. took my mom out for dinner, ate outside, you know, it was nice. good with the bad. >> new overnight, one person is in custody and victim is in the hospital following a stabbing at the b.a.r.t. station. it happened at 10:20 at del norte in elcertificate reet know, stabbed on the westbound platform and air lifted in critical condition. investigators had to call for mutual aid because unruly passengers were interfering with their work. b.a.r.t. station had to be shut down while police investigated the stabbing. firefighters from several
bay area departments worked together to put out a massive fire at the scrap metal recycling point near the port of oakland. thick smoke can be seen from miles away and the smell of chemicals remained in the air for hours. now there's concern over air quality due to possible toxins that may have been released during that fire. today in the bay bay reports. >> oakland fire crews arrived on scene at schnitzer steel and called for aid to help contain the massive fire. viewer video shows plumes of black smoke around 4:00 p.m. >> not all of the metal is completely clean and still has residue. >> scrap metal such as old cars are shredded a eded are recycle during production residue caught fire on the conveyor belt and quickly spread. the fire only burned half an acre but location proved to be a big challenge for fire crews. >> these are the last hydrants on this grid.
that put -- sests own set of issues like the volume of water and pressure. >> another problem, the materials that burned. >> some of those could have some materials that are probably not that great for your hiealth. >> not just firefighters but the general public as well, raising concerns over air quality. th this is the not first fire, there have been several fires here over the next few years. the latest was back in march. >> this is something that we are gravely aware of. >> adam sim mondays refused to comment on past fires but insists there was not an unsafe amount of material at the oakland site and employees followed protocol recently implemented as an outcome of the previous fires. >> we're going through internal investigation tab to make sure that everything that is moved through our machines is up to code. >> nbc bay area news. the bay area air quality
management district can fine companies up to a quarter million dollars to fires that pollute the air and our investigative unit reviewed previous fires at the same facility and others in the bay area and we found most never resulted in any penalties. you can see our investigation at nbcbayarea.com. we tweeted pictures and information about the fire when it first started yesterday and also shared your viewer videos. be sure to stay up to the minute when news breaks by following us on twitter at nbc bay area. now to a sad update to a story we first brought you friday night about a cruel attack on a puppy and it was all caught on camera. the dog's owner tells us that puppet has passed away. the abuse was caught by a street camera in san francisco. take a look, video shows a man arguing with a woman in the annie streetally. later as he walked by puppet and homeless dog owner, he barked
and he kicked the dog fracturing his skull. despite getting the best care, puppet could not make it. anyone who recognizes this man is urged to call police. yesterday was a sea of orange marching across the golden gate bridge. it was one of many rallies across the country to try to bring an end to gun violence. today in the bay christie smith was there with this report. >> they walked across the golden gate bridge with a unified message and for some with a personal story. >> he was shot and killed in december. >> urged to gun violence. >> i don't want no mother to feel the way i feel or no mother to endure this pain. >> she joined hundreds of others wearing orange on national gun violence awareness day. >> they specifically selected orange because that's what hadn'te e hunters wear to protect themselves. >> this is moms demand action
east bay. >> we do something through the enactment of common sense gun laws. >> the nra posted on social media friday, orange has always been ours adding the nra continues to be the leading gun safety organization. >> end gun violence! >> many teens joined the rally today after the high school shooting in parkland, florida, student activists became vocal nationally. mill valley senior zoe new win says young people are inspired. >> we're able to show lawmakers we aren't going to back down and new feature generation coming about. christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> we want to take you to santa rosa where there's a new park but the grand opening was a somber one. andy's unity park named in honor of 13-year-old andy lopez, shot and killed at the park in 2013. the boy was carrying a bb gun
made in the style of an ak 47. police say he pointed it towards the officer who then opened fire. the park now has a -- turf and picnic areas. >> the community has been planning this thing all along. it's the most impressive display i've seen of community working har hand in hand to make it a truly special place. it is long overdue and we're pleased to see it here today. >> the park sits on 4.5 acres of land. >> with the summit between president trump and north korea's kim jong-un now back on, advanced teams are in singapore already laying groundwork for the june 12th meeting. this as the white house appears to be scaling back expectations of what might come of it all. nbc's chris pallone explains. nine days before the historic sit down with the leader of north korea, jim mattis said the administration's goal for the summit hasn't changed.
>> so we still stand for the veri verify able and ir reverse able denuclearization of the peninsula and diplomats are engaged in new yo the advance teams are engaged here in singapore. and i think the hopes of all of us lie with them. >> following a friday meeting with north korea's seconds in command, the president appeared to lower expectations of what might happen at the summit, adding there could be more meetings to come. >> we're going to start a process and i told them today, take your time, go fast, we can go slowly. but i think they would like to see something happen. >> north korea has promised to get rid of its nuclear programs many time. is kim jong-un serious about it now? >> i think they want to do that. i know they want to do it. >> reporter: but some democrats are krcriticizing the the strategy, agreeing to meet without conditions the north korean leader already won. >> he got a major victory by
having the president agreeing to the summit and who knows what will happen, maybe there will be two or three summits. >> the president said sanctions against north korea will remain in place but no plans to impose new ones during this new phase between the u.s. and kim jong-un. chris pallone, nbc news. one historic outcome could be a formal agreement ending the korean war which was never officially declared over. primary day is tuesday and bay area counties are gearing up for the election but still looking for people to work the polls. of course many people aren't waiting until june 5th to cast their ballots, early voting centers have been busy with folks voting in person or dropping off their vote by mail ballots, if you're interested in volunteering on tuesday, poll workers are still being recruited and trained across the bay area. and if you want a recap of the issues that matter in tuesday's election, be sure to set your dvr or stay tuned for
the next four and a half hours to nbc bay area at noon today. we'll be rebroadcasting the gubernatorial debate we put on earlier this month. it is a good one to watch. now, to who is to blame for these rising gas prices we're seeing. a democratic leader is pointing the finger at president trump. our partners at fact check.org look at what's really driving up the cost of filling your tank. nbc's lauren has the story. it's hard not to notice the price hike. the average price is hovering around the $3 mark around the country. who is to blame? >> according to energy analysts and experts prds trump's recless decision to pull out of the iran deal has led to higher oil prices. >> not so says gas buddy and other experts. >> experts told us there has been a relatively small impact from pulling out of the iran nuclear deal so far.
and the order of about three to five cents a gallon extra. >> rising prices are nothing new. fact check.org says the cost of gas has increased by 50 cents a gallon over the past several months. >> the real driving factor in late 2016, opec limited the supply of oil and that has been steadily driving prices up since late 2016. >> another factor is a strong global economy which drives up demand. as far as senator chuck schumer's claim, fact check.org says it's a typical political ploy to pin the blame for rising prices on the government. >> president trump was a frequent critic of president obama when prices were going up under his administration. as one expert told us, obama wasn't to blame for the higher prices then and trump isn't to blame for the higher prices now. >> the energy information administration predicts the national average will range from 2.90 to $3 a gallon over the summer. i'm lauren make for nbc news.
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-- oracle arena will be packed and it will be roaring for game two of the nba finals. just about nine hours and 17 minutes oracle arena will be packed. the warriors beat the cavaliers in overtime. tonight they look to go up two games to nothing in the series. fingers crossed. the game tips offer at 5:00. jim cozy more of sports bay area has more on the game plus giants highlights. >> the warriors scariest moment came when jr smith rolled on the legs of klay thompson.
it look horrible and he had to leave the floor. he was angry. >> i watched that replay, it pissed me off. it was a tough play on the ball and tumble on these legs. you've got to move past it but, it's life and i'm going to be better from it. just a minor setback but i don't think it was intentional. >> the giants shut off the phillies last night. could they do it again tonight? man on third for the phils, caesar her nnandez deep to righ. mccutchen drove in both balls and giants win. game two should be fun. more news after this. maybe you could save energy by
california's state election campaigns ranging from the governor's race to assembly contest yet it's really difficult to know who's actually giving that money. that's because these days the flood gates have opened for contributions known as independent xpepd tours which are often the largest sources of campaign funds. it feels like something is really uncovered here. larry gurton is here. tell us about these mysterious campaign war chests, are these super pacs. >> they are, it's a little wonkish, bear with me. independent expenditures are financial contributions from individuals or groups that help candidates win elections in a state particularly like california that has very strict financed laws. they can't go to candidates direct but can be used to harm opponents, two facts are important, number one independent expenditures cannot
be natured with the campaign in any way. also, there are no limits on the money, no limits on the money that can be raised for independent expenditures. this last point has changed -- it's changed everything, the complexion of political campaigns in california and for that matter, throughout -- >> sort of mind blowing that there's no limit. so how did this come to pass? how are we here? >> in the past most political campaign funds would be raised by candidates and two a lesz el extent parties, several supreme court decisions have just eliminated dollar limits on campaign contributions by individuals or groups as long as they are separate from the candidate's campaign. these do become known as independent expenditures or as we were talking off air, super pacs. >> super pacs. >> now if governor jerry boun retiring and governor race is huge, like 27 candidates or
something like that. how have these independent expenditures worked in that race? >> 27 of your closest friends that i'm sure everybody knows, not. >> exactly, i think i know like four of them. >> to the point it's varies by campaign. look at the gavin newsom campaigns for governor. a good example. both in terms of the money raised directly by the candidates and the outside funds that have poured in, we're looking at these two because they have collected the most money in the governor's race although their sources different. most of the many comes from contributors and most from the outside courses. so -- on the surface, the two campaigns have gathered similar dollar amounts. look, most from friends and supporters and what not. villa raigos villaraigosa, a mafrom -- a mas
difference. >> i'm shocked but does this all even matter? some people will say the obvious, they will say, campaign money is campaign money wherever it comes from. thank you very much. but others would suggest that sources matter since most of us know so little about individuals and the groups behind those independent expenditures and here's why. typically in the cases here as well as other campaigns, the funders of nmd expenditures use nondestri non nonscript titles, like californians for good government as if anybody is against that or citizens against corruption in california. yeah, i'm for it. but that's the kind -- that's the kind of name that appears as the sponsor for a commercial that extolls the virtue of a political candidate or lashes out at a competitor. look, make no sense about it, independent expenditures are
completely legal but the burden falls upon the voter to figure out which groups support or oppose these candidates. >> it's easy to fall for it if you see a commercial sponsor by citizens against corruption and politics, of course, no one wants corruption in politics. what are we the voters to do with this? >> wish i had a nice answer for you. the fact is there is no easy answer here. but if nothing else, it's always wise to learn as much as possible about a candidate. his or her values and the money behind that candidate. it can be a daunting process. i mean that. but it's the only way to really understand campaigns in an era of abundant campaign finances. i will give one bit of hope. there's an organization called map light.org. if you have a look at that, that will help some. >> two more days to study up. thanks to you. we'll be back after this.
good morning, it is 7:54. it's already warm out there. walnut creek, nice, beautiful clear skies, talk about a lot of sunshine. not a cloud in sight. 62 degrees and still have the ridge of high pressure that kept us very warm yesterday. once again heating us up into sunday. current temperatures across the bay area, san francisco 50 degrees and oakland 59, san jose 63. livermore at about 64 degrees. and this is the first
technically official weekend of summer and it definitely showed up and out with yesterday's temperatures. right now the 24-hour temperature change in livermore running about seven degrees warmer at this hour. santa rosa 4 degrees warmer, not a big change along the coast and it will be slightly cooler for today. the microclimate highs in the upper 80s and 90s on the map. concord high of 93 for today. concord hit a high of 99 so we're starting to inch closer towards triple digit mark as we head towards the summer. antioch, 95. san francisco once again climbing into the 70s. your coastline to get away from the heat. y where you see yellows low risks and oranges and reds building up. reason because of the hotter temperature and when you pair up these low relatively humty
mark,s 24 in livermore, yesterday concord hit a high of 99 and factser in the low humidity and we could be dealing with issues, be mindful and keep that in mind if you're outside barbecuin barbecuing, we know how quickly that can spread. now along way down, ridge of high pressure treks out towards the east and a trough dominates along the west coast. we'll start to see a couple of more morning clouds and even light morning drizzle in towards monday tuesday and wednesday. you can see the ridge of high pressure taking with it that heat and it's going to cool us off quite nicely by 10:00 to 1 degrees. if i fast forward this through friday and saturday, here comes the return of the hot temperatures. coast and bay once again dropping to 60s and 70s. lake tahoe will be a perfect getaway this weekend and middle of the week we can expect to see a couple of changes ahead
towards half moon bay. great beach day. it is going to be a little cooler but nice clear skies and not expecting too much cloud cover. you'll notice the biggest drop in temperatures ten degrees on wednesday but we start cooling off as early as tomorrow for inland spots, 85 degrees and it will be slightly breezy into monday and even into tuesday we'll start to see that morning drizzle. >> thank goodness. vianey, thanks. before we go, we want to show you throw astronauts left the space station friday and headed back to planet earth as we speak. u.s. astronaut scott tingle along with fellow engineers from russia -- mission began in february. the three space travelers are expected to land in kazakhstan later today. very cool. thanks so much to you for making us a part of your morning and weekend. more local news at 4:30, 6:00
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