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right now, the omicron variant has quickly become the dominant strain in california. we've got just how many new cases have been confirmed. san francisco moves forward with the plan to crack down on drug use in the tenderloin. local businesses have been struggling during the pandemic. we will see of the holiday season has helped their bottom line. good morning, merry christmas and happy holidays. thank you for joining us. let's start with a quick check of our weather. >> right on cue to start off this christmas morning. there is rain moving into the bay area. a well organized front going to the heart of the northbay. out in front of that right now is a good up to and rain going over the send rough elbridge right now. and just through all of those
communities through southern moran we are seeing decent rain. if you've got ticket the roads early, expect those windshield wipers to be going. if we look up stream, here comes the more prolonged rain that will start here on the future cast. you will see the outline, a cold front where you will find persistent rain. by the time we have gotten into the early morning, it will be in the heart of the bay. everybody is going to get in on the action today, but it will take longer for this line of showers to marches way southward. we will play this throughout the whole day. back to you. we begin with the coronavirus. in california over the course of the pandemic, nearly 5 million people have tested positive for covid-19.
omicron has catapulted over other strains of the virus. it is being blamed for up to 70% of new cases in california. three counties have reported that 70% of new cases are omicron. the variant has been detected in wastewater and the variant is accounting for 73% of new cases. marin county had an encouraging word about the spike. >> there has been an uncoupling of case rates and that is probably because of our high vaccination rates. we have some of the highest vaccination rates in the nation and across the bay area. that will protect us as we come into this surge. >> one of the items in high demand is a covid test. in the east bay, people were trying to get tested yesterday,
but dozens were turned away. we report on how it's bringing down the holiday spirit. bay area drug stores are sold out and most test sites are closed on christmas eve. >> this is a line in front of friendship christian church in west oakland. 50 to 60 people waited for the church to open. this was one of two locations opened for testing starting at noon. the problem was, it was bad information. the church was closed. >> it is really disappointing. >> standing in line on a cold day with a bunch of people is not what you want to do. >> reporter: their babysitter spent three hours in their home and tested positive for covid. >> we will quarantine and see if there is any symptoms and try to attempt to get a pcr
test. definitely had to cancel plans for any family gatherings. >> any people in this line also plan on canceling. >> it looks like we will be doing drop buys. better to be safe than sorry. >> this test center was her last hope. >> everything has been sold out. i have been calling walmart and cvs. we are kaiser patients and the first test available was december 29th. >> i am frustrated because there is a rise in cases. there is no place to get the test. >> many people say it doesn't make sense. karen says she has a headache and was exposed to an infected person. >> we will probably have to cancel or keep away from everybody. >> i went to drugstores and
four different cities today. those test kits are all gone. most test sites are closed today. >> reporter: and alameda, kpix5. if you are worried you may be exposed , experts say go ahead and test twice a week. what do you tell if you don't have one of those tests? >> let's ask who is gathering together. are the grandparents healthy, or do they have underlying illnesses? will and susie be there with her diabetes? let's gather together and wear a mask and keep social distancing. >> if you are lucky enough to get your hands on a rapid test, follow those instructions closely. >> if any of those variables
are not exactly right, the test >> the pcr is the golden standard if you are able to find a clinic near you. we have a vaccine and testing resource guide at https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c it took thursday night but with an 8-2 vote, the board of supervisors signed off on the mayor's emergency declaration for the tenderloin. the mayor wants to move addicts toward a new treatment facility. >> over the course of attend our meeting, a lot of people with both sides of the boat made a point to it knowledge the situation here is unacceptable. with the vote of the board it is official that this neighborhood is in a state of emergency. no one is sure what will happen next >> i think that they are so figuring that out.
the director has been tasked with making this work. she and her people have done an amazing job during the pandemic. they are trying to take on this new public health emergency and try to serve up to 100 folks initially and get those folks off of the sidewalk and indoors. >> he was one of the eight yes votes this morning >> the bureaucracy is hard to figure out how to do this legally and bring the departments together. >> we have a united group on our incident management team that different views about how to approach these problems. >> supporters of the mayor's plan say in some respects the challenge is not impossible. randy shaw's head of the
committee. >> i think it makes things more complicated than it really is. arrested drug dealers and not the homeless people or drug users. you will see a vastly improved tenderloin. >> the initial push will last 90 days and is expected to start in mid-january. if nothing else, the mayor has compelled some kind of action on what everyone agrees is a crisis. for a lot of people, that alone is a significant start. >> we have never had the entire city riveted on the tenderloin. i have never seen the tenderloin trending on twitter. >> now she has said that she is going to make change. i think people will hold her to it. it raises the expectation level. >> the mayor put a lot of chips down without speech and several
members of the board of supervisors have done the same. the hard work starts and we will see what that looks like early next year. and san francisco, kpix5. both directions of 680 are back open after a tanker truck overturned near automall parkway. it caused a gasoline spill and hazmat team spent hours cleaning up the mess. how is -- you can see the damage done to the sidewalk. crews were on the scene into the afternoon. looking live at our bay area bridge, the chp has begun the christmas maximum enforcement period. all available officers will be out on the road. last year the chp made 573 arrests and that period. this officer had to channel his inner bullfighter with an
angry old charge him there susan fell yesterday. right now, a family is searching for surrogate grandparents. she has no extended family in the area. which you put an ad on next- door entitled searching for grandparents, lots of responses poured in. when the pandemic is preventing in-person visits, she has gotten to know a lot of her neighbors on zoom. >> i have been grateful to meet lots of different people that say they've never had family nearby or they are missing their grandchildren. it has been amazing to meet incredible people. >> work tells her she wasn't fishing for a babysitter, just the love and the wisdom that only a grandparent give.
we spoke with businesses in san mateo county about how business is going during the holida season. >> reporter: this holiday shopping season retailers found inventory to be a challenge. for small businesses on the peninsula, it was there advantage. >> reporter: they hope to stand out from big box stores. even with the unique focus, the past 18 months has not been easy. >> it has been a struggle. >> reporter: the source has 40,000 books and by selling and buying books at low prices, the businesses going even as the pandemic brings on new setbacks month to month. >> as long as there is some light at the end of the tunnel, i am willing to keep going. >> reporter: at all that glitters, a similar story. the
store sells vintage items and from designers who sell only to their shop offering a variety of products at low prices is a way to keep the store open and invite customers on a budget to shop.. >> if we have survived the last two, i am grateful. >> reporter: whether it is books, jewelry and hats, or clothing, stores are relying on repeat customers. >> it is heartwarming to see so many support local business. >> reporter: soap, surviving for now. >> the model that we are following is one that works in this environment. >> reporter: the small businesses are looking forward to the final week of december trying to get customers to come back and shop again after christmas. kpix5 . struck a covid safe celebration in the tenderloin returned yesterday. the annual christmas eve prime
rib brunch for people in need. the house of prime rib owner donated 3000 pounds of prime rib. >> it is one of the things we have been doing for 28 years now. we and showing it very much. >> it is nice we are able to do this again this year. our guests really enjoy it. we get to be with each other. >> glide will deliver dozens of meals to homeless encampments across the county. here is a live look outside. clouds are returning and we will get more rain in the forecast according to darren peck. we will start out with a close-up view where we saw more noticeable rain right here on the richmond san rafael bridge. you can see as the cars move
across. we have seen the rain and the city as well. we are looking back toward the city skyline. temperatures are in the low 50s for most places. it is relatively warm, but where is it raining and where will it be raining over the next few hours. let's take a look at high def doppler. we are going to come back and look at the more impressive rain of the last 45 minutes. pretty much outlining san pablo bay at this point. we have had decent rain coming through marin and this is one of the areas we spotlighted at the top of the newscast. and then as we come back out for a wider view, very subtle, but can you see that organized line moving through north county and stretching all the way out? that is our cold front. the future cast model shows us
how that progresses through the day and will march across the entire bay area. there will be organize rain that moves through in a timely fashion and you can watch a progress throughout the day. as we just saw from high def doppler, this is a most impressive part of the rain. we have seen the system develop out in front of this. that gives us an idea of the progression through the rain gets down to the south bay by noon. on the back edge of the front, showers will redevelop in the cold sector of the storm. those will come in the form of an isolated pop-up storm. most of that will be rain but some of that will be isolated thunderstorms. if you happen to get one, a brief downpour, small hail and a rumble of thunder. temperatures out there are in the 50s.
if he wanted to see how much rain we get from this, we will pick up about 1 inch from the heavier spots in the northbay. perhaps .5 inches for the rest of the bay. our morning lows have bottomed out around the low 50 degree mark. we we'll top out in the mid-50s for daytime highs which is not a lot warmer than where we are now. the snow just keeps falling in the sierra. we have already gotten several feet of new snow. over the next three days, we will double down on that with heavier snow particularly with the system today. the next one is coming in sunday night to monday which will give us colder air, lower snow levels, more snow in the sierra. that is why we have a winter weather watch over here moving through parts of mendocino and lake county. we could see snow levels
dropping to 1000 feet by the time we get into monday and tuesday. maybe light accumulation's down to that level. it is not likely we would see much. okay, as we track the next couple of systems, here is the one for sunday night into monday. another one will come in for tuesday night into wednesday. and just timing out the rain, that is the next system for sunday night. there is a monday night system, and then we have another one on tuesday and wednesday. we will see chances of rain going across the whole thing. there is even sunshine by the time we get to thursday and friday. we still have several more days to go with this pattern that we are locked into with a chance of rain. and noticeably colder, especially for those morning lows by the time we get to
monday and tuesday >> it seems i could get some pretty good accumulation over the course of several storms. >> that is a good point. this is not a trenching storm, but the ground is already saturated. we might see some flooding near the areas that tend to overflow. nothing significant, but something to be aware of. thank you. we will keep an eye on it.
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what could be wrong? this health and safety protocol issue is creating quite a test. moses moody was added to the list. they follow steph curry sleep. last night they scored 46. what is strong their ire is spending christmas away from home. a saturday to a clock p.m. at the phoenix suns. are they the lucky ones? >> i do think that there should be of rule that you can't be on the road two years in a row. i am confident next year we will be home for christmas are we will protests and not show what. >> we are actual human beings with actual feelings with actual families.
>> he has been cleared to return. he missed five games because of covid. as cookies and milk were left out for jolly st. nick, i wonder if he could use the dunking technique which is more than a fleck. >> i threw it in the milk. i grabbed a spoon. what the heck? no freaking way. this is amazing. every night snack from now on. >> late night snacks can give me in trouble. my weight gain can be a bit of a struggle. it is christmas so food consumption is allowed. i have had a healthy diet of working with the morning crew, and that makes me proud. happy holidays, everybody.
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let's start this half-hour with a quick check of our weather. starting off this christmas morning with a round of rain. we are working its way down to the golden gate. high def doppler shows you some areas near southern marin and going across to san pablo bay. that will head over to napa. plenty of rain working up the american county and working its way to fairfield. we see good rain to the east bay hills and extending to the bay bridge. a little bit of rain on the south side of the city. that line is the focus of this. that is the cold front and what we will watch march across the entire bay area throughout the rest of the this morning and into the early afternoon. by noon and will move across the heart of the bay and get down into the south bay. we will take another look at
this coming up and two more rainmakers over the next few days. we are sitting right around 50 degrees. back over to you. in los angeles, community members are demanding answers after police shot and killed a 14-year-old girl in the dressing room of a burlington coat factory. police were called with reports of a man assaulting a woman. police opened fire and killed a man and here is the tragic part. one of those bullets came through the wall and hit a 14- year-old girl. the la police department chief is promising to release body camera video by monday. a 31-year-old man was killed and a shark attack at morro bay. the surfer found his body. the beaches will remain open,
however authorities have ordered beachgoers to stay out of the water in the morning just to be safe >> everybody was sleeping when we came. there were tons of cars driving out and everybody walking off of the beach. the sign said to go when the water at your own risk. >> there has been an occasional shark attack over the years, but it has been decades since a person was killed in california by a shark. there were hours of debate that stretch from thursday into friday. the san francisco board of supervisors signed off on the mayor's emergency declaration for the tenderloin. the mayor wants to use the police to move addicts toward a new treatment facility. here is what happens now.
>> over the course of that ten- hour meeting a lot of people on both sides of the boat made a point to it knowledge the situation is unacceptable. with the vote of the board it is official this neighborhood is in a state of emergency. no one is sure what will happen next. >> i think they are still figuring that out. the director of emergency management has been tasked with making this work. she and her people have done an amazing job during the pandemic, and now they're taking on this new health emergency. they are going to serve up to 100 folks initially and get those folks off of the sidewalk and adores. >> reporter: he was one of the eight yes votes. >> bureaucracy is hard. figuring out how to bring the different departments together will be the hard part. >> the truth is, we have a united group on our instant
management team that have very different views about how to approach these problems. >> supporters of the plan say in some respects the challenges not impossible. randy shot is head of the tenderloin housing clinic. >> i think the discussion and debate made things more complicated than it is. 90% of the problem is the drug dealers. if they are deterred from being there, you will see a vastly improved tenderloin. >> the purse will last 90 days. it is expected to start in mid- january. the mayor has compelled some kind of action on what everyone agrees is a crisis. for a lot of people, that is is a difficult start. >> i agree that it is a game changer. we have never seen the tenderloin trending on twitter
as it was last night. >> she had to do something and now she is said she will make a change. i think the people will hold her to read. it raises the expectation level. >> the mayor put a lot of chips down with that speech last week. members of the board of supervisors have done the same. we will see what that hard work looks like early next year. we move now to the coronavirus. california is sitting around 5 million confirmed cases. omicron is the most common form of the virus. it is being blamed for up to 70% of new covid cases here in california. >> 50 to 70 cases are omicron. the variant is being protected and wastewater systems around california. the variant is accounting for
73% of new cases. the health officer had an encouraging word about the spike >> there has been an uncoupling of case rates from hospitalizations. we think it is because of our high vaccination rates. we have some of the highest vaccination rates in marin county and that will protect us as we come into the surge. >> one of the items in hargis the man is a covid test. a lot of people were trying to get tested yesterday, but dozens were turned away. we report on how that's bringing down holiday spirit. >> bay area drugstores are sold out of the home test kits. most test sites are close on christmas eve. >> this was the line in front of friendship christian church. 50 to 60 people waited for the
church to open. this was one of two locations in the entire county open for testing starting at noon. the problem is, it was bad information. >> it is really disappointing. >> this is not what you want to do. >> reporter: her husband and daughter were waiting. their babysitter spent three hours in their home and just tested positive for covid. >> we will quarantine for 14 days and see if there is any symptoms and try to attempt to get a test. definitely had to cancel plans for any family gatherings. >> many people plan to do the same, cancel. >> we will just be dropping off presents it looks like. >> this test center was her last spoke after feeling to purchase a home test kit this week. >> everything is sold out.
i have been calling walmart, cvs, everything. >> i am frustrated because there is a rise in cases and now with the holidays and people gathering, there is no place to get the test. >> reporter: many say it doesn't make sense. karen so she has a headache and was exposed to an infected person. >> we will probably have to cancel a keep away from everybody. >> i went to drugstores and four different cities. those home test kits are gone. most bay area test sites are closed today. it alameda, kpix5 . if you are worried about covid exposure over the holidays, go ahead and test
twice a week. what do you do if you don't have a test? one dr. had this advice. >> let's ask who is gathering together. are the grandparents healthy or do they have underlying illnesses?'s and susie going to be there with her diabetes? let's gather together and wear the mask and keep social distancing. >> if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a rapid test, follow those instructions to the letter. >> if any of those variables are not exactly right, the test can be much less accurate. >> the pcr test is still the gold standard. we are helping her stay ahead of this pandemic. we have a guide at the top of our website at www.kpix.com . both directions of 680 are open after a tanker truck
overturned causing a gas bill. hazmat team spent hours cleaning up that big mess. fire crews used a crane to get the tanker up right. you can see the damage to the sidewall. the highway is now reopened. this is a live look at the bay area bridge. the chp is on their maximum enforcement period. wants to midnight on sunday. last year the chp eight 573 arrests. residents will be able to breathe easier soon. the plans that officials have to make the city more green. sign
their zero omission goal. here is a live look across the bay area. it looks like rain off and on for much of the day. let's head over to darren peck for a look at our forecast. this is the richmond bridge. you can see how wet the road is there. there is a little bit of a break in the clouds above. this has gotten rain drunk quite noticeably in the last 30 minutes since we have been on the air. if you go straight to high def doppler, a couple of areas to point out. we will track this through the morning. we will show you when it should rain for your part of the day here. the rain has been along the north edge along highway 37 and then up towards fairfield. as you get it. into sonoma county, that organized line is moving toward santa rosa. this is the leading edge of the
cold front and where the best rain of the morning will be found. we contract out on future cast right there. we will watch that line of showers work across to the heart of the day. by the middle of the day once we get towards the early afternoon, it starts a work its way down the peninsula and down into the south bay by late afternoon. what happens once that initial line passes are the follow up isolated scattered showers. some of which will come in the form of an isolated thunderstorm. there won't be many thunderstorms, but if you do get one of them, it is a brief heavy downpour, small hale and a rumble of thunder. that is the possibility for the second half of this saturday. you see that light snow falling on mount hamilton. and then more up here through
mendocino county. mainly up on the hills. it will look pretty. by the time we get into sunday morning, a light dusting of snow. we will get perhaps up to .5 inches and that will range a bit sporadically with this throughout the bay area today. if you're getting ready to step outside, right around 50 degrees. we will climb up into the mid- 50s today. the snow in the sierra will just keep falling. we will get a breaks in the rain and be on-again and off- again, it will snow consistently. especially when this next system comes in on sunday night into monday and then again for tuesday night into wednesday, it interjects more colder air. we will get down to the 3000 foot level. back here at home, as we get
into lake county and mendocino county there is a weather watch. we can see it playing out saturday night where we get snow down to 1000 feet. there are two more systems coming. the next one sunday into monday will take us into monday morning. the next system comes in late on tuesday into the first part of wednesday. we will time those out with much more in the way of timing specifics. the rainfall is taking us just through sunday. we pick up a quarter inch of rain there. if we add the rainfall from monday and then again tuesday night into wednesday, we've got a good week of rain to go. it will be noticeably colder. morning lows will be falling down into the mid-30s for most locations. and then we get a break. by thursday and friday those
are actual sun icons. we will get out of this pattern. while we have to, we will take it. thankfully the rain is spread out and it's not like we will have to deal with the media concerns for flooding. because the ground is already saturated, it will be enough to cause more localized flooding and maybe some ponding of water. >> some of the local peaks, mount hamilton? >> yes, it showed up with the bull's-eye. let's not forget that winter storm watch as for the mountains of mendocino and lake county. the snow level could be down to 1000 feet by the time we get to monday morning. >> it will look real pretty. treacherous conditions at the reno tahoe border.
the roads are packed with fresh snow and holiday travelers. locals are doing their part to help outsiders prepare for what is to come. >> your chains won't last long if you speed. >> this weekend, winds will reach up to 50 miles per hour which triggered avalanche control teams. while this may be exciting for some thrill seekers,, resorts are worried it could deter skiers. a jelly bean that's good for you? nature's bounty introduces new jelly bean vitamins. good for you nutrients in a tastier for you form. more sweet dreams, more flavorful immune support. new nature's bounty jelly beans. live bountifully.
need. the house of prime rib owner donated the main course, 3000 pounds of prime rib. >> it is one of the great things we have been doing for 28 years now. we enjoyed it very much. >> it is nice we are able to do this again this year. our guests really in joliet. >> glide will deliver dozens of meals directly to homeless encampments across the city. christmas in the park is making its way to cesar chavez plus up. the theme is a very barry christmas. the kids are having a blast and there also meeting santa. there is an ice skating rink and a beer and wine garden for adults >> we get to go on all of the rights here in christmas at the park with their family.
>> come to downtown san jose and enjoy a ride with the kids in the family. >> in southern california, kamala harris visited in la fire station to deliver some christmas eve doughnuts. >> to be a california firefighter and a firefighter in los angeles, that is tough work. >> for decades one san jose man has spread christmas cheer to an entire neighborhood even during the pandemic. he has also created a tradition of giving back. >> do you know what santa needs to bring you for christmas? you will find santa claus and
mrs. claus perched at the store step. you might even run into an elf or two. >> this one is extraordinary. >> for the last 20 years, he transforms his home into a christmas wonderland. 66,000 lights and all. >> the children that came to see santa are now parents with their children here. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: his parents used to take him and now he's passing on the tradition to his kids. >> i was able to bring my nephews and my son and make that a tradition. >> dave does more than just spread christmas cheer he also raises money for the make-a- wish foundation. he has collected more than $2
million. >> we have given them over $2 million. >> how does it feel to have given that much money? >> when you see those children will it makes you feel very good. >> reporter: he raises money with the yearly sprint car race for a foundation that supports critically ill children. not even a lockdown could put up laws on the clouds. is a tradition about teaching children that the holidays are about giving back. >> when do you think your last year of doing this will be? >> i am getting older. everything takes a lot longer to do now. i don't know, i will do it as long as i can
here in california, we believe in what if? after all, if is our middle name. like, what if we could go surfing and skiing in the same day? boom! what if we could have the moon and the stars what if we could roll like this. or float like this. and eat all this. here we welcome all what ifs, with open arms. even what ever this is. after all, there's only one wrong way to what if. what if you don't?
day and as we get to the evening, we will let that play out all the way through to right here where you see a little bit of snow develop over mount hamilton. and between then to the afternoon today, plan on the possibility for an isolated thunderstorms. it can bring brief heavy downpours, strong wind and small hail. that will happen sporadically this afternoon. thank you for watching kpix5 news. the news continues all the on cbsn ba
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