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>>welcome back to kron 4 is your local election headquarters this election season and tonight, we're just 21 days away from the november, 3rd election. we've been reporting on the fact that it's day 2 of judge amy baer it's confirmation hearing it was a chance for senators to make their points and ask questions they ever catherine heenan host of inside bay area politics got reaction from one of our political analyst. he says there was a question which the judge should have answered. yeah, vicki and smiles, we know that the judge is going to take pains not to say how she would rule. >>and potential cases for example abortion. the pending case on the affordable care act. but she was also asked whether she thinks the president should be able to delay the election and political analyst michael yaki says that's one question she should not have dumped you know that's interesting because of all the questions that she's asked the one
question where. >>there's probably no dispute among any legal scholars on either side of the spectrum is can the president unilaterally change the election day and the answer is affirmatively know the constitution gives him no power. it's a legislative act by congress and nothing he can do short of its short of congress change in the day. you do that again. she pointed out that she said well i would have to consult my clerks and my colleagues and that to me was that was sort of a mistake it's sort of belie the whole theory of of do no harm in the debate to the point is. you know it's like it's like a defense plane you prevent defense in him. all you do is you prevent yourself from winning. that won't happen here. but her she were to do that and other softballs where she should be able give an answer i think you know your lease doubt but in the end it will change the final outcome. >>judge barrett said that she would not be used as a as she put it to decide a potential election case but she did not
say whether she would recuse herself we'll hear more from michael yaki at 00:06pm tonight, the son os. >>thank you for that catherine and we here at kron 4 are committed to helping make sure your vote counts if you experience a problem casting your ballot. just let us know and we'll investigate you can e-mail us at voting problems. kron 4 dot com. >>your money tonight we know the people receiving social security will have their benefits actually increase in 2021. the social security administration making that announcement today. the average retiree will get a $20 increase per month. the 1.3% cost of living adjustment will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million social security beneficiaries in january of 2021, increased payments to more than 8 million as a side beneficiaries will begin on december 31st 2020. social security and ssi beneficiaries will be notified by mail
starting in december about their new benefit amount. turning now to another big story we're following for you tonight a growing wildfire danger across the bay area as we prepare for a red flag warning beginning tomorrow at 05:00am joining us now kron four's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow which areas are we going to be seeing the most fire danger the next few days for you know usually the way it works out it's usually the north of the east bay hills but i think we've got some other places that are going to be. >>kind of concern is we're going to those gusty winds settling up one to show you this this is an area showing map a map showing iso bars these are lines of equal pressure. >>the tighter they are the stronger the winds the wider they're apart less wind that we have right now you can see they're kind wide apart and that's allowing for just a gentle breeze out there this afternoon but as we get the next couple days that starts to tighten up a bit you see these lines moving closely together here to begin to see some of the colors as the models picking up on some of the gusty winds. this is by wednesday afternoon as we start to see those winds pick
up and then even more so they tighten up even further as we get into wednesday evening and thursday morning you can see a little ripple also in some of the models here that showing you some very tight wins big in developed locally, especially over the north bay hills and parts of the east bay that will continue not only through thursday but probably into friday morning going to see some of those gusty winds and then those ice a bar starting to move apart and those winds begin to calm down but digging in for a closer look now in the santa cruz mountains certainly an area of concern we've already seen fires there this year humidity get this in this near the coastline. you get those offshore winds that really cuts off the inflow from the ocean you're talking humidity down about 5 to 15% that is very dry thrown from winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour. some gusts even higher than that over the mountain top certainly some danger fire conditions in the east bay now not only over the mountain top 4 in the valleys red flag warnings up as well going to be very dry humidity down 10 maybe 15% 20 to 35 mile an hour winds, strong winds over mount diablo as well slow county, gusty winds 20 to 35
miles per hour 10 to 20% humidity. but i think the main area of concern will be the north began going to see some of those gusts 30 to 45 miles per hour we could see some gusts in excess of 50 almost 60 miles per hour across the mountains and humidity down about 10 to 20% very dry dangerous fire conditions ahead. thanks to that lawrence. >>based on state guidelines alameda county has managed to slow the spread of covid-19 well enough to allow elementary schools to reopen in person classes yet today was the first day back to class for some kids and it's up to each school district of course to develop a safety plan before they can reopen their classrooms are kron four's phillipe djegal reports now from livermore where the kids return to campus. >>kids are back on campus at our savior lutheran school in livermore and parents are relieved oh my gosh it's a glass and been praying for this for so long especially as a working mom. >>i had working as lies and
challenge and having them hong the private elementary school is one of 21 that has submitted a reopening plan to the alameda county office of education and has been approved by the public health department to resume in person instruction i did not have any concerns teachers do an amazing job them. >>keeping the kids distance and washing their hands and staying clean. i'm staying with their own cohort 7 private elementary schools were slated to open tuesday, the first day allowed by the county, another is scheduled to open wednesday and 9 more schools plan to reopen in 2 weeks the remainder of schools that have submitted plans expect to host students next month. we are in a hybrid model. >>well half the week here in hobart and a lot later part of the week we the other end of the pope our principal julie knight says her school has been preparing for this since the end of the last school year right now the county is in the red tier on the state's blueprint for reopening a safe economy. >>the county says schools that
are open can stay open even if the county falls back into the purple tier but schools could be forced to close if at any 0.5% of students and teachers test positive for covid-19 just have to protect the kids and the staff. so everything is important to deal so far none of the county's public schools have announced the reopening date for in person instruction. >>in livermore phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. >>and coming up a viral video of the hikers terrifying encounter with a mountain lion is sparking conversations about wildlife safety. what you should do and shouldn't do if you run into one captured on sweat. plus apple unveils the iphone 12 what you
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whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. >>for your money now apple launched its latest iphone today, yeah, real exciting the iphone comes in a couple different versions, anna. different sizes as well it also boasts the new 5 g network. kron four's noelle bellow breaks it all down for us. >>iphone users have been waiting and today apple delivered with flatter edges, a water resistance and the ceramic shield the company is boasting a smoother more durable iphone 12 they've got the camera that you've come to expect this. >>they've got fun-size is you know a smaller size in a
medium size and the entry level pricing of 6.99 or 7.99. there's also a couple of large or pro versions of the iphone 12 which could cost you up to $1100. it's apple's biggest iphone yet with a 6.7 inch screen. >>it has 3 back cameras a lighter sensor for things like improved augmented reality and magnets on the back so you can attach more easily to a wireless charger all 4 versions of the iphone 12 will support 5 g networks which is expected to boost 10 to 20 times faster streaming speeds. consumers likely won't feel the faster affects right away though, but tech experts believe if you're in the market for a new phone adopting 5 g early on is a smart move. >>most people do not upgrade every year they upgrade every 2 to 3 years so if you did upgrade to an on 5 g model right now that means you have to wait 2 or 3 years to hop on that 5 g network, which is
kind of a long time one year yeah fine but 2 more years after that is is kind of a long time if you do end up purchasing a new iphone though you'll notice the box will be a little lighter. >>the company will no longer include wired headphones or a wall charger in the box in the newsroom. noelle bellow kron 4 news. >>a hearing is now set for a vacaville barber who kept the shop opened despite state
>>and the north bay of barbershop in vacaville is facing fines and maybe even closure by the state since the owner refused to close his business during the pandemic. >>rowena shaddox shows us how the community is now rallying around him. >>during the covid crisis against the governor's order. >>start off as a 15 day closure has turned into a 7 month hostage. and we're just we're just not going to i'm just not going believe >>it's the reason why won't ameris never closed his business creemos barber shop in downtown vacaville, even when the governor ordered businesses to close in the early days of covid with rising numbers back in the spring. he says he needed to stay open in order for him to survive and his workers to keep feeding their families but one may be paying for that now on monday the state attorney general notified him that a hearing is scheduled for the 23rd when a state
judge will oversee an administrative hearing that can result in his license being suspended. he says the state received about 33 letters of complaint, none from why is this guy could still be we don't get to stay open. >>hey this guy's cutting it during order why aren't you doing anything about it. >>it is time to open california and primo you know he led the charge saying that you know businesses are the ones that generate the revenue they're the ones that hire the people they're the ones that are the backbone of our state and you know he just took a stand and of course he's a hero. >>and support for pre most is gaining momentum. jenny zimmerman yarwood created the facebook group patriots for pre most they support him in his reasons for staying open with more than 600 members. they plan to hold a rally on saturday in front of city hall to show their support give the small business owner, a break. >>this doesn't have to be like
this and means we don't have to punish a small business owner. well people like there are teas and gets to keep his winery opened you would hope that during these unprecedented times they would. >>i realize that there's no real loss or god never been hiding, i'm not going to hide. we get shut down say open. >>that was rowena shaddox reporting for us tonight from vacaville. in the south bay now an unfortunate update to a big story we've been following one of the women who was hit by a car while eating outside san jose restaurant over the weekend has died. the crash happened sunday afternoon at the grand century mall in san jose. 8 people were injured, but now we know that one of the women has succumbed to her injuries it turns out the restaurant where it happened did not have a permit to serve outdoors according to san jose's economic development department of the restaurant had registered with the city protective barricades might have been installed to help keep the diner safe. also in the south bay, a man has
suffered serious injuries after an explosion in gilroy explosion happened yesterday afternoon. >>on the 1700 block of man tele drive right now mentally drive between rancho hills drive and learn our way is closed as officials investigate what happened. we're told the road could stay closed for several days. >>i time now for our 4 zone forecast as we get a live look outside right now at san francisco's embarcadero doesn't look like the winds have kicked up just yet i can see the flag kind of moving down the we're going come serious business right coming up a couple of days, yeah, it's going to really get whipping out there. but right now you're right more of a sea breeze kicking around the bay area, nothing 2 strong the ship by tomorrow afternoon. we'll begin to see some of those winds kicking up we're starting to see the effect so high pressure overhead little more northerly component the atmosphere 82 degrees downtown san francisco today, 86. >>in oakland 87 degrees in san
jose check out live morgan not and 9392 in concord and 93 degrees in santa rosa all these numbers. well above the average for this time of year. air quality the good news is looking pretty good around most of the bay area you've got to moderate amounts includes now into san francisco stretching across in oakland also tobaccoville the san jose otherwise you're looking pretty good in the green in fact tomorrow going to see a little more of a northerly component the winds that will bring a little more haze in the atmosphere so modern mounts of blues in the north bay. the east bay in the south bay still looking good some fresh air up toward the coastline but we've got a cold front that is now making its way north of the pacific northwest bringing them some much needed rain of course they've had some fire issues as well this year, but they're getting the showers up there right now but once that moves by high pressure builds in now the pacific that's when we start to see that northerly component the wind and that offshore flow but tonight so far just a sea breeze kicking in most parts of the bay area of the west at 10 miles per hour in the oakland begin see a little northerly component though in the sonoma at 11 8 miles an hour to the west in san ramon, but certainly once
the front goes through completely high pressure builds in on the backside they become a patch of fog trying to swing in along the coastline tomorrow morning. not going to be much is long gone after that we see those offshore winds kick in by tomorrow afternoon now be in place or right through the next few days probably into the weekend as well before we start to see some changes and the sea breeze to make return later on the weekend that being said temperatures tomorrow, we'll start to heat up 70's 80's in a much of san francisco radicals waters you may be in the upper 60's 74 degrees in daly city 71 in half who may know granada inside the bay are looking at lot of 80's begin to pop up 82 degrees. redwood city 86 in mount view lot of 80's to fill the santa clara valley tomorrow afternoon at 90's inland tomorrow 94 in livermore 90 in dublin about 94 degrees in walnut creek 92 in danville 82 in oakland about 79 degrees in san leandro 90 degrees in little 94. benicia get the idea getting toastie around much of the bay area here we go the next few days staying on the
seen facing off against a full grown mom a mountain lion earlier this week, yeah, you got to watch he recorded the 6 minute video well i was trying to get away from the cougar but he really expect her to follow him so now wildlife experts are saying that the hiker i was pretty lucky to walk away without any injuries, jordan burroughs reports that poor guy. >>i hope this never happens to me this is not an everyday occurrence. >>he thought he was just going to be recording some little bobcat kittens a scary situation for kyle burgas as a cougar get's an comfortably close holy koran to run. >>but i feel like dying today. >>could have ended much differently once i realized it was a mellow 9 she start chasing after it. is need is trying to figure out the best in the scenario was a 6 minute nerve wracking cell phone video shot by burgas. he then
uploaded it to social media. it shows him approaching a cougar and their cubs personally. >>i would never cougar cubs know then the cougar get's predatory protecting her own very scary. it's like you know tack mode burgas uses some of the right tactics to evade the cougar body could have de-escalated the situation much better it just makes your heart race to see something like that she was all about protecting your babies in the video you see the cougar pouncing in burgas backpedaling but holding a phone puts you at a disadvantage you need to act as intimidating as possible and keep your head on a swivel. >>these utahns have walked city creek canyon for years and say this week was the first time they've seen a cooler in the area i keep a distance but it doesn't matter it can happen to you a priority grab some rocks the utah department of wildlife resources says burgas did a lot of things right in this video to avoid any danger.
>>this includes looking big and strong and making direct eye contact with the cougar at last resort dwr says to fight back. >>reporting for us tonight from salt lake city, yeah, of course there are plenty of cougars living here in the bay area wildlife experts say if you do happen encounter a mountain lion, best practices just a big makers of his intimidating and possible and perhaps stay away from the cougars kittens okay the baby sports. that wraps up kron 4 news at 00:05am tonight at 6 above normal temperatures and winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. >>the threat of wildfire returns here to the bay area as paul heat wave moves in the genie now warning, thousands that they could shut off your power. >>and california warns hollowing celebrations pose a high risk of spreading coronavirus how one bay area neighbor is planning to keep the spooky holiday covid free.
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tahernia and 4 grant lotus tonight. >>the utility company says safety power shutoff are likely in in parts around the bay area. pg says its notified us some 54,000 customers in targeted portions of 24 counties on this map you can see the areas affected are in yellow on the blue icons. those represent community resource centers of those 24 counties. alameda contra costa napa san mateo santa clara. santa cruz solano and sonoma counties are expected to be affected in the bay area alone more than 24,000 customers could potentially be affected by power shut offs. a news conference is expected to begin any minute and we will take it live for you once it starts you know these outages come as another red flag warning is being issued now for parts of the bay area that red flag warning goes into effect tomorrow at 05:00am and will last through 11:00am on friday for the