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heating up out there -- we )ve been warning you days and now its here. from the north bay to east and south bay - temperatures are soaring as we head into the weekend -- with potential triple digit heat - comes a lot of concerns -- nbc bay area news at 11 starts soaring as they head into the weekend. with potential triple-digit heat comes a lot of concern. nbc bay area news at 11:00 starts now. >> and good morning. thanksks for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. and we've coverage of the warm up already here. ros plate ser tracking fire concerns this morning. >> but right to vianey in for
kari hall. and we're busy because of the big changes in the forecast. >> that is right. we were under a fire watch but that was upgraded to a red flag warning and there is a good reason why. i want to give you a look at what it looks like over walnut creek 81 degrees and 11:00 a.m. check out the bay area. the warm-up underway. 77 degrees in san jose. 60 for san francisco. and this is the reason why we are under a heat advisory for the highlighted areas. so all of the bay area with the exception of the city and the coastline with point rayes, aside from that this will be in effect through 8:00 p.m. which means temperatures are expected to range from 94 to possibly 104 degrees. so keep that in mind when you head out this weekend. and fire watch was upgraded to a left bag warning for the north and east bay hills and expecting winds due to an offshore flow from 15 to 30 miles per hour and that is where the big concern is, the threat of the fire
danger will be elevated in the hilltops. i'll have more updates on that coming up in just a bit. back to you. >> thanks, vianey. the weekend fire threat is top of mind this midday for bay area fire departments. >> roz platerr is talking to ca fire and live in san jose with what they are doing right now to prepare. roz, what can we do. >> reporter: i have a whole list in just a second. we spent part of the morning in the east san jose foothills with the cal fire chief -- division chief and pointing out what some of the dangers are. he said the peak crucial warning time will be starting at about 11:00 tomorrow morning and extend through about sunday night. now he said they are worried about two things, the wind vianey talked about or the dry conditions, just like this grass here which is just crumbling as you touch it and flying off to the wind. and that is the dry conditions and all over the east bay hills and that is one of the things that can be the biggest danger
for them. now here is what they are asking four to do. make sure that you are careful using your lawnmower this weekend. make sure you don't toss out a cigarette. be careful to light a campfire or fireworks. any of that can touch off just one spark from something like that that can touch off a fire in an area like this and go up -- and it will go up very quickly. so again asking you to be careful. that red flag danger starts at -- at the crucial period at 11:00 tomorrow morning through sunday evening and asking you again to take as many precautions as you can to prevent any kind of wildfire. now we're live in san jose, i'm roz plater, nbc bay area news. >> great advice there. and in san francisco it won't be as hot as the rest of the bay area. but the heat is still the cause of some concern for some problems there at this year's pride festival. it is security that people are worried about. and it seems to be the big focus for organizers and law
enforcement. pete suratoswh just spoke with police. and pete, we know a lot of thought goes into the security every year for pride but what is being done this year to keep thousands of people that are out there safe? >> reporter: good morning, marcus. i did talk to police by phone measures they put in place and it is starting in this area where were standing. they already have the sidewalk closed in front of city hall as they set up for the main stage where the festivities will take place over the weekend. but they are saying over a million people in the next couple of days and therev is a lost security. from san francisco police, if you go to the pride festival and the events here tomorrow and sunday, there is security check points. so as usual, security check points and people will get screened by metal detectors or handheld wands so allow extra time on saturday and sunday for check points. and you'll see a significant police presence around the festival and parade including
members with the departments of special operations -- bureau and they will work with local state and federal law enforcement to make sure people are having a safe and good time this weekend. and of course with all big events, if you see something, say something. if it is an emergency, call 911 or flag down a police officer who may be walking around during this weekend's festivities and also if you want to stay informed on any potential emergency, stay informed, text pride sf to 88777 to stay up to date. we did speak to the executive director of pride explaining the security changes that change year after year. >> it is dynamic. we change it year by year based on what is happening in the broader community. people should definitely -- this is our third year in a road where we do have security screening at the celebration site so if people are coming to see -- to the celebration, they should be prepared to go through security screening.
>> reporter: what you are looking at is a map of the parade route which will take place on sunday morning along market street between embarcadero and the civic center b.a.r.t. station or the plaza. organizers tell us to expect more than 100,000 folks to be along the parade as they welcome 280,000 contingent. and the big festival is taking place here over the weekend with kay lawny taking the stage on sunday with a celebration beginning tomorrow here at 12:00 ## p.m. live in san francisco, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. and now to the ongoing immigration crisis in this country that the world is watching so closely. today marks the first time parents who are charged with illegally crossing the border are now being -- and separated kids, they are now beingp. reunited, according to e texas civil rights project which is an advocacy group. and u.s. senators are asking questions about a juvenile
detention facility for immigrant children in virginia. we do not have video of that facility. but that is where six latino teenagers made sworn statements about abuse they say they suffered at that center. the young immigrants said they were bound and beaten and held in solitary confinement. and here at eahome, you're watching bay area clergy members leaving to go to the boarder. we were there as they left san francisco early this morning and their planning to protest. some 40 religious and community leaders will travel from the bay area by bus. dozens more plan to drive. >> separating the children from their families -- that's so traumatizing. that will affect these kids for the rest of their lives. we can't let that happen. >> and the group plans to hold a weekend of prayer and demonstration.n. this is a long -- along the border near san diego. and our coverage continues
online at nbcbayarea.com. there we have an entire section edicated to the crisis at the border and other immigration issues that are top of a lot of people's minds right now. a ruling from the nation's highest court. this one dealing with your privacy in the digital age. in a 5-4 decision, the supreme court ruled thatt police generally must a search warrant before getting cell phone records for use. the supreme court ruling came in a ace case by a michigan man robbing a string of stores after fbi showed cell phone records to show he was near each store at the time of the crimes and he argued because the fbi did not get a search warrant that evidence and his conviction should be tossed out. and new this morning, tech giant john mcafee is in the hospital claiming he was poisoned. he is no longer associated with the south bay company. in a a series of tweets he post
pictures of himself hooked up to machines in the hospital right here, saying, quote, you will soon understand the true meaning of wrath. i know exactly who you are. you had better be gone. now in another tweet he explained further, writing, i was unconscious for two days in the medical center in north carolina and just woke up. my enemies managed to spike something that i ingested but i'm more difficult to kill than anyone canan possibly imagine. i'm back, end quote. and still no word on what caused a large building fire in downtown san jose overnight. the flames were visible from a long way away. starting after 2:00 this morning on west san car close. at one point the flames were 30 feet into the air. the neighbors tell us it used to house an awning company but been abandoned and more recently according to firefighters, it is a known homeless encampment.
no word on the cause of the fire. and one person dead and another injured around 2:30 on hairston street between 23rd and 24th street and shot spotter technology in the area detected the gunshots. they arrived and found two people had been shot. one of them dead right there at the scene. the other hospitalized in life-threatening injuries. the scene isn't too far from the 24th street mission b.a.r.t. station but there is no impact there. >> andou upt so next, more of t stories. >> and more troubles from the south bay school district. what the grand jury is saying about top officials this morning. >> and check out our social media pages. we'll help you out if you are guesting too many of those dreaded robocalls during dinner. >> let's try to stop robocalls. first join the do not call registry. it won't stops to fax lines or business phones.
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[ bell ringing ] opening bell there at the new york stock exchange. some reason to cheer today. the dow jumped more than 150 points and stocks traded higher today as investors trade -- to shake off the jitter concerning the trade tension between the u.s. and china with energy shares rising. on to the other top stories this morning. san jose police are investigating the deadly shooting. this one happened yesterday afternoon in south san jose. in a home on misty glenn court. the victim is a man in his 50s and friends say he was a doctor who immigrated from vietnam five years ago. so far no arrests here. and police in san francisco are releasing this image of a suspect in a cold case. this is what investigators believe that man suspected of killing five gay men in the 1970s looks like today. now he's dubbed the doodler and that is a suspect with a cartoonist who would doodle
their victims in bars before taking them home and killing them. and a new twist in the school controversy, shaking up san jose. involving allen rock school district and the questable -- questionable construction detail. the mercury news say they are asking some to resign after shady deals with a contracting company and the grand jurors do not expect them to step down but they are all up for re-election in november. and justice for a sexual assault scandal at michigan state university. the school board of trustees meeting about how to disburse a $500 million settlement for the victims. that money will go to more than 300 people who were sexually asassed by larry nassar, the university former sports director, sports director and a former u.s. team gymnastics
trainer. a roseanne spin-off is in the works but you can't call it "roseanne" and the conners will feature the regular cast members from roseanne, minus roseanne barr herself. she was fired and the show canceled after she sent a racist tweet. more college campuses are saying no to smoking. the city said more than 2,000 colleges were either smoke or tobacco-free which is up about 800 -- in 2012. and 80 of the campuses banned e-cigarette use and some bans hookah smoking as well. if you need to renew your license, dmv is open for saturday. this is a new option to cut down on the long wait times,certain offices including ten right here in the bay area will be open on
select saturdays. it is open tomorrow as i just said. and then starting next month the dmv will be open on the first and third saturday of each month. and new for you this morning, improving cpr training could save more lives. the new r from the american heart association shows online and in person cpr courses are fairly short. well a lot of people never master the technique and are really ending up forgetting what to do. experts say courses should happen often and shorter and more frequent learning lessons and more real-li -- real life experiences. and you've seen them around town, the electric scooters and bikes that are becoming popular as a quick mode of transportation. you won't see the high-tech devices in san francisco because they are banned after a series of complaints, but as we've been reporting, we're seeing more in the city of san jose. and san jose is taking a different kind of approach to those scooters. our business and tech reporter
scott budman said city leaders are inviting people to take them out for a test spin. >> reporter: you don't have to wait long to spot a scooter whizzing by in downtown san jose. >> i think it is really convenient way to get around. >> reporter: scooter companies like bird and lime sporting billion dollar company valuations are quickly becoming the ride of choice for people here in the south bay. >> there are places that are five or six blocks away that might take a while to walk to but it doesn't make sense to drive to or even call a cab or an uber, but makes perfect sense to ride a scooter. >> reporter: but not everyone is sold just yet. critics say they are dangerous, especially racing on sidewalks sand they get dropped off all over the place, cluttering already busy walkways. >> definitely helps students be more mobile around the city but it could be disruptive, much like bikes where they get in the
way of traffic and there is always a safety concern. >> reporter: concern san jose admits it has two as it works to figure out how to best regulate the scooters and their users. >> we know that we need to address parking and we need to address concerns of pedestrians on the sidewalk. we also want to make sure the system is going to be affordable for low income residents. >> that is scott budman reporting. now there were tens of million dollars in venture behind the scooters and they are bound to stick around in the south bay but before crowning them the next big tech success story, san jose is letting people test them and talk about the scooters at city hall and gain the opinion about how best to manage them. and giants fans will come together for a game -- tonight. this is happening tonight at at&t park. the beatles tribute night. and those are the team members.
so look, you'll get a fireworks show after the game and featuring the biggest hits while you see that. and now to at&t park. this is a live picture where it is all calm for the giants who will host the padres for beatles night but we have you covers. nbc bay area is your home for giants baseball coverage starting at 7:00 right after nbc bay area news at 6:00 and the first pitch at 7:15. and can't forget about the a's. getting ready for a doubleheader against the chicago white sox. they were supposed to play yesterday but those games were postponed because of rain all day. so making up those games today with a doubleheader. that first game is at 1:10 and then the second game will start 30 minutes after the first game ends. the rest of the series will continue on saturday and sunday as planned. as long as that weather cooperates. that weather is not cooperating here. we have a red flag warning for some of our -- our east bay and north bay hills, vianey.
and you were just posting an update for us and for telemundo because we need to make sure everybody knows. >> we have to get it across the board. because it will affect anybody who is either living on a hilltop or just below it. we know and seen how quickly fires could spread when i'm tracking wind and that is what will happen this weekend which is why the fire watch was upgraded to a red flag warning. so let's get right to your current temperatures as you head out of the door. san francisco, 68 degrees. san jose already at 77. so we're quickly seeing the warm -- the warmer temperatures across the bay area. but your day time highs are going to be in the 90s for the south bay so already in the 70s and further inland in the 80s. but predicting a high of 91 for san jose. and in the east bay, 101 degrees for concord. antioch 102. so these will be some of the warmest spots throughout the bay area. not just for today but even as we head into tomorrow. as far as the peninsula goes, we're talking about a mix.
so san mateo will in the be 80s and upper 80s for redwood city and one of the hottest spots but along the coastline, that is your relief trying to get away from the heat. if you are heading into the city today, we will be on the warmer side topping out into the 70s. santa rosa a high of about 92 for the north bay. so right to the spare the air alert. this will remain in place for not just today but also for tomorrow. the reason for that is because the east bay and the south bay are deelging with unhealthy air quality which means you should limit outdoor exposure if possible. not recommended to be working out during the peak of the day between 12:00 and 6:00. now heat vise -- heat advisory expected through saturday at 8:00 p.m. and temperatures could range from 94 possibly upward of 104 degrees. as we head toward saturday, that is expected to be the hottest day of the week so far as we head in toward the summer. now don't forget your pets. and the fire watch was upgraded to a red flag warning for the
highlighted areas. north bay mountains and east bay hills, dealing with dry winds with 15 to 30 miles per hour. heading out to the giants game, we're dealing with warmer temperatures so you need your baseball hat. but if you notice, first pitch is at about 7:15 and we'll go down into the 60s and then tomorrow 78 degrees expected in san francisco sand 103 for inland areas. back to you. >> wow! check on your elderly neighbors. sometimes they don't have air-conditioning and see if they need help. coming up, the latest on the world cup and mike inouye joins us to explain this video of russians practicing how to smile. this is actually happening right there right now. we'll tell you why next. but first, happening now, the san jose sharks have placed paul marden on unconditional waivers which means they plan to buy out the remaining year of his contract. more on the home page. and the back-up driver in the
self driving uber crash in arizona have been streaming the voice on her phone before the crash hit and killed a pedestrian. we'll have details on our twitter feed about that. more news for you right after the break. >> a health care fight across the bay may go to the ballot box. why it could impact your care and your cash. >> plus a new high school grad faces tough decisions when it
>> it is. it depends on how you take it. and costa rica is out of russia where they were eliminated from the world cup with the loss to neymar -- or the brazilian team out there. so that is sad for the folks of costa rica. another loss there. but with the victory comes a loss of shirts and it did not go unnoticed in the newsroom that -- the result of a direct request from said newsroom, i present to you telemundo. our friends have tributed the many shirtless and -- the members of the la copa mundial and i hope that brought a smile to some faces. clapping there and we'll get off of the video where br we g-- of the video where they don't have pants. that might make you smile but not everyone could smile. the video you were showing earlier, chris, there is a class given in russia before la copa
mundial and to remember how much pressure -- they were teaching people how to smile because apparently -- moscow in particular was voted as one of the least friendly place in the world in 2016 so they are trying to -- they are teaching them how to smile. you know how uncomfortable the smiles are -- that is very awkward. so i give it up to them for going tlhrough the classes and trying to make everyone welcome and having a good time over there. >> the best smile is the genuine smile. you just can't replicate that. thank you very much, mike. enjoy your la copa mundial. so coming up, president trump keeps saying the former president also separated immigrant children from their parents at the border, but is that true? we'll fact check coming up.
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continuing over the immigration crisis that continues to unfold at this hour. dozens of migrant families remain but the trump administration continues to struggle when it comes toute uniting migrant children with parents. the president continues to defend his policy that separated families and he said president bush and obama did it too. >> our partners at fact check.org say that is a misleading statement. rosemary connor has the story. >> we're going to keep families together, but the border is going to be just as tough as it's been. >> reporter: hours after signing an executive order that stopped the separation of families at the border, president trump insists the zero-tolerance policy will stay in place. according to fact check.org, that is what separates his administration from the previous one. >> the obama and the bush administration all separated families at the -- they absolutely did. their rate was less than ours
but they absolutely did do this. this is not new. >> there may have been some separation but there was not a blanket policy, a blanket zero-tolerance policy that the trump administration has that is causing widespread separation of the family. >> reporter: that means the obama administration was not referring 100% of the illegal border crossings for criminal prosecution. the department of homeland security said it was about 21%. >> in other cases, the obama administration would have used civil proceedings, they could keep families together and in family detention. they could use things like -- releasing people and having them come back for a court date and using things like ankle bracelets to keep track of them. >> this photo making the rounds on social media was mistakenly attributed to the trump administration. but it was taken in 2014 and the children in the photo were not separated from their families. >> they were photos taken by the
associated press when there was a surge in unaccompanied children coming to the border from central america. >> reporter: the dhs does not have the data on separations under previous administrations and analysts say it is most likely because it was done in limited circumstances, when there was suspicion of trafficking or other fraud. nbc news. developing this morning, outrage continues in suburban pittsburg, pennsylvania, over a deadly police shooting. this is video from overnight showing protests in the eastern part of the city. police shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old school student named antwan rose on tuesday. he was shot three times while running from a vehicle that had been pulled over in connection with a drive-by shooting. protesters are demanding justice asking the d.a. to file charges against the officer involved and investigators are asking the public to stay calm and saying the investigation will take some time.
and now to a developing story out of napa. where a man shot at officers near veterans memorial park last night around the dinner hour, 5:30 or so and the police say that man asked for two officers specifically and then opened fire. police then shot a bean bag round at the man who dropped his gun and was taken into custody. fortunately no one was seriously hurt. happening now, neighbors believe someone purposely set an early morning fire that started outside of a home in san jose. now this happened on barlow avenue not far from interstate 680 and an alert neighbor banged on the door when the fire happened and walking and waking up the people inside. now that neighbor tells us what he saw. >> going south toward the street and i seen a gentleman running and i know that he -- he's an arsonist. he started the fire. i know he did. >> the firefighters say that they saved the home but the flames did damage two of the
cars outside. they are not saying if they believe the fire was set on purpose. san francisco neighborhood on edge after a mother carrying a baby is assaulted, leaving we are had a fractured skull. >> and some worry they are being targeted. >> and police are asking for the public help. >> nothing was taken or stolen. it was kind of cold blooded murderous attack. >> >> reporter: people want answers from police about who hit a 37-year-old woman who was carrying her baby in the back of the head, leaving the mother with fractures in her skull. >> we don't know. that's the hard part. >> reporter: so far this security video is the best evidence police have for the june 3rd attack. it was around 6:30. could you see the victim cross 28th at sanchez. she walked out of frame. about 20 seconds later, a person comes down the street and turns the corner. not long after, you hear the
woman screaming. and another person comes from the same area. >> i try to avoid the block. >> reporter: jessica isn't feeling safe. she's close freiends with the victim who is recovering from a head injury. >> it is a severe brain injury and skull fracture and so -- so any type of -- anything will cause her head to hurt. >> the baby was not hurt. some are worried someone is targeting mothers carrying babies. the captain is looking into an incident in the mission where a man hit a woman carrying a baby until the head with a rolled up newspaper but doesn't believe it is a series. >> the question is -- is this a series and we have not been able to identify and it is not for a lack of looking. >> police need witnesses or video to help them solve this case. they say the victim's friends
have posted requests for video all over their neighborhood. and nbc bay area investigatation unit follow-up, radioactive soil or not. that is what people in pittsburg want to know. there was a report regarding potentially contaminated dirt in the east bay. last night some 200 people packed the community center to push for answers. they all wanted to know if that is radioactive dirt at keller canyon and we've been reporting the concern stems from the massive clean-up project at hunters point naval shipyard in san francisco. taking place between 2010 and 2016. now the county is calling for an independent investigation. >> we want to just be assured there is no risk and that all of the contaminated material, if it was brought here, has been removed. >> if we think that the people did get exposed to this low-level radiance 226 that might have been in the soil,
cancer is the primary concern. >> and a navy spokesperson was transparent, about 218 tons of asphalt leaving hunters point not properly screened for radiation. they say that the mistake was caught the same day. construction workers say they are finding hate messages and threats and even nooses and they say that they have endured all of this on the job at one of the san francisco largest construction projects. nbc bay area christie smith is at the project with what the attorneys say is damning evidence. >> just all kind of racial slurs. i got really fearful that i'm working in a real hostile environment. >> reporter: craig said from his first day working at a high-profile construction site in san francisco, he and two african-american co-worker endured a racially hostile environment. >> until the nooses were found -- >> reporter: he shot this video
that said black bogs were found hanging by ropes in a port-a-potty with his first name and that of a fellow elevator operator. >> i saw racial slurs all over the windows, the toilets -- >> reporter: he said the n-word and "kill" was scrawled. >> anef tort to intimidate them. >> reporter: and john burres filed a right to sue complaint against clark construction on the men's behalf. >> they have a responsibility to ensure employees work in a safe environment. a race neutral environment. >> reporter: clark said in part their business does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. our company has robust policies in place to ensure a healthy respectful workplace adding they encourage employees and subcontractors to report any incident that is unsafe or unwelcome. they reported the incident to police and immediately began taking steps to ensure everyone was clear on the zero-tolerance
policy to harassment. >> this is 2018 and we shouldn't be having to go through this. >> christie smith reports that two of the three men filing the complaint say they were terminated and reassignedar complaining and a safety supervisor called and reported that with a threatening note back in april that they found dolls and say right now there is an active investigation by the police hate crime unit. and coming up, vianey has a look at what we could expect weather wise through the day and this weekend and it is a hot one. >> we're tracking triple-digit heat. red flag warnings and heat advisory throughout the bay area. right now in san jose at 77 degrees. i'll talk about who is expecting to see the hottest temperatures as we head in toward the weekend coming up. a six-figure fight over life insurance. i'm chris chmura, nbc responds. save the dinosaurs
>> good morning. pull out your insurance paperwork after we tell peter's story. his wife died unspectedly after a fall and they had bought accidental death and dismemberment insurance just no case to pay off the house. they expected $200,000. but the insurance company paid just $100,000. half of what they expected. >> very helpless and very angry and very anxious to warn everyone else to watch out for their insurance companies. >> so what happened? we traced his problem to a provision deep inside of the contract. that we discovered is common in life insurance policies. coming up tonight at 6:00, why you might have only half as much life insurance as you think you have. we'll pinpoint exactly when your benefits could be slashed 50% and where to look for that lingo. if you have a consumer problem you would like us to tackle, call us at 888-996-tips or
nbcbayarea.com/responds. i'll join you again tonight at 6:00. happening today, the start of one of the bay area most popular and lively weekends of the year. and this is of course prad. >> and it caps off with the parade on sunday. and here is the map of the parade route. running up market street and end in civic center plaza. this is one, if not the largest parade event anywhere in the world. the executive director tells us this is a massive undertaking. >> our parade this year has over 280 contingents and 50,000 plus people marching down market street. >> if you know this, you know up to a million people will take part in the weekend pride event and the theme is generations of strength. this is to shine light on the generations of lgbtq leaders in the 60s and the 70s. dangerous heat expected in the north bay and east bay. one more reason to go to san francisco pride week. that might be one of the cooler spots. >> >> barely.
>> there is oath one because i have a feeling that the beaches will be extremely packed because that is the only area where we'll see 60s in the forecast. summer made its arrival and that is what we're seeing when it comes to temperatures. check out your current temperatures right now. we do have a couple of 60s but that is more along half moon bay. in the north bay already in the 70s. 70 in napa and then in the interior valley we're already at 80 degrees in concord. and it is only 11:46. and the reason is a ridge of high pressure and offshore flow that will kick up winds which will kick up the concern for fire danger. and now the predicted highs, 91 for san jose. east san jose at 93 and the warmest spot in the east bay. concord 101. antioch 102. those are the warmer spots for today a. long the peninsula, san mateo 64. and topping out into the 70s but
as we head into tomorrow, we could be seeing 80s in the city. 94 for novato and mill valley at 87 degrees. and to the heat advisory. this will remain in effect in the areas and on the map it is all of the bay area with the exception of the coastline. in place through saturday until about 8:00 p.m. so drink lots of water and please don't forget your pets. if it is too hot for your feet, it is too hot for their paws and take them out not been 12:00 and 6:00. and wear light colored clothing and then talking about the high fire danger. the red flag warnings was upgraded from a fire watch for the north bay mountains and the east bay hills and the deab low -- diablo rain. and up to 35 miles per hour as we head in toward tonight and into saturday. of course the winds are the largest threat and pair that up with low humidity and 10% to 20% and the perfect combination for
elevated fire danger. so the wind speeds, toward midnight, check out santa rosa. 31 mile-per-hour gusts. so i think our biggest focus -- the biggest impact could be for the north bay mountains. but because of that low humidity, we have to keep a close eye on any area with dry bush. if you are outside barbecuing this weekend, because of all of that sunshine, just be mindful of where your barbecuing. over the next seven days we do have a couple of changes as we head in toward saturday. this is the hottest day of the week and this is possibly going to be the first weekend where we see triple-digit heat which means dangerous heat. but if -- if you notice on saturday, we have 103. check out sunday. dropping down by 10 to upwards of 12 degrees. the reason is we have a nice onshore flow that could kick in a sea breeze which will drop temperatures down and then notice a decrease toward monday and tuesday. and then we might even top out into 70s as we head in toward wednesday. but we've got to get through the ridge of high pressure first. pair it up with the low humidity
so be mindful of your surroundings and check on your elderly neighbors and stay hydrated. i'll send it back to you. >> thank you very much, vianey. coming up next, a friendship that will make you pick up the phone and call your best friend. you might need a tissue for this one. it is our bay area proud. illnes
alife threatening illness is a huge challenge for anyone to overcome. for one 24 #-year-old east bray woman it is just the latest in a long string of challenges. >> and for this one she doesn't have to face alone. here is nbc bay area garvin thomas with today's bay area proud. >> reporter: for someone who grew up in foster care, with precious few good family role models, dia figured out ho be a great wone. >> you learn it along the way.
>> reporter: what she does three times a week for her friend. driving her to her dialysis treatments, keeping her company during the four hour process. >> she needs the support to -- she doesn't have many people in her life. >> reporter: miriam is also a child of the foster care system. they're chosen family is what these two call each other. being there in good times, and bad, and for miriam, things are pretty rocky right now. >> i do have some rough days. but for the -- for the main part or the most part, i'm very positive about my condition. >> reporter: her condition is that both her kidneys have failed. it happened her sophomore year at u.c. berkeley but didn't stop her from graduating. in fact, she wants to go to law school. she holds down a full time job in a law firm and uses the
endless hours on dialysis as the perfect place to study in preparation. >> i really like to advocate and mediate family conflicts. i think that i was put on this earth to do that. and and it would be a travesty if i were to give up now. >> reporter: it appears a lot of people feel that way. she works for berkeley hope scholar, a program that guides foster children through the time at cal. and even though she is no longer in school, they are helping to raise money to cover expenses when and if she gets a transplant. as for raising her spirits in the meantime, they're doing a good job of that as well. if you have a story idea for our bay area proud series, let garvin know. look for garvin thomas nbc bay area and leave him a comment. he does great work.
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i want to take you to breaking news out of san francisco. this is our -- from our san bruno mountain camera and the smoke in the distance is now what firefighters are battling as a two-alarm grass fire in the area of interstate 280 and al emmeny and the 700 block of anderson is another point of interest this morning. this is considered a grass fire
and this is exactly the kind of thing that we're talking about as a dangerous situation as we enter red flag warning time. and vianey is here. you've been monitoring the red flag warning and this isn't even in the area. >> it is a combination of dries brush. this is where the fire watch is and the warning and that is where we're seeing the hot spots. but san francisco is supposed to be one of the cool spots but with low humidity you have the perfect recipe and then we're dealing with elevated winds toward the weekend and this is the reason why we want folks to be so alert this weekend because those temperatures are only expecting to get warmer. tomorrow san francisco could hit a high of about 80 degrees and that is above for this time of the year. >> we have a crew headed out to the scene near 280 and so we'll bring you more information and follow-up on our social media platform. >> that does it for us now. you can always catch up on things at nbcbayarea.com. the next newscast is at 5:00. thanks for joining us.
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