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ne part of it. ask your doctor about dovato—i did. >> now it's 3 sweet. 16 and older. the state opens up covid vaccines to all californians age 16 and up. but will they all find success in the search for the shot. outrage in the east bay this afternoon protests against police brutality, damaged several buildings in walnut creek. but police are preparing for next. >> i think seasonal temperatures today in the bay area. but we're going to warm up 15 to 25 degrees by sunday. details ahead on the warm weather heading our way this weekend. kron 4 news at 3 starts right now. >> now from the bay local news
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station. this is kron. 4 news at 3. >> is now eligible regardless of their age 16 and over to receive and have access to vaccines. >> it is the day so many have been waiting for vaccine appointments are now available for californians aged 16 and over. thank you so much for joining us here on kron, 4 news at 3 o'clock today. i'm justine waldman and today is april 15th the day known as tax day is now known as vax day in california. everyone age 16 and older now eligible to receive a covid vaccine. our capitol bureau reporter is ashley zavala is standing by for the latest on the vaccine availability. but we do have some breaking news want to get too quickly right now as the san antonio airport is now on lockdown right now after an officer involved shooting a traveler at the airport was able to capture 2 of these pictures of the scene. that's right near the departure area of the airport, san antonio
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police, a spokesperson there is saying that the shooting is, quote, active and an open incident. but they say there is no threat to the public. no other injuries have been reported. we're working to get more information on this breaking news story coming to us out of san antonio, texas at the airport there as soon as we get more details or bring them to you here on kron. 4 news at 3 in the meantime, you can always get updates on our website. kron 4 dot com. let's go now go back to our top story on california's vaccine eligibility or bureau reporter ashley zavala. >> live for us now. ashley governor newsome celebrated this milestone today in the bay area everyone 16 and up can now make an appointment. >> yes, they can. and he was an alameda county this morning and he noted that this is really a race against the variance and with that, there are some hurdles emerging. but the governor overall is very optimistic about the direction california is heading in.
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>> in the race against the variants. california leaders are hoping to get ahead after expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults thursday and we're not. prepared as a state, as a nation. the world more broadly. now we're trying to build around. to run the 90 yard dash. we have work to do so far more than 9.5 million californians have been fully vaccinated. and another 6.3 million partially officials say 50% of those eligible to get vaccinated have done so already 24 million doses total have been distributed in the state. we lead this nation by some 8.1 million more than any other state in this country. but newsom said thursday manufactured supply still keeping the state from vaccinating at its full potential. california will get a shipment of 1.9 million doses this week from the federal government when it had originally expected 2.5 million. the suspension of the johnson and johnson vaccine remains under review indefinitely and state health officials say incoming shipments will fall flat for the next few weeks. the expectation is and this has
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been reinforced that the manufactured supply by the end of the month. we'll start to significantly increase both for moderna and pfizer state leaders acknowledge, although the state's positivity rate remains low. the variants are concerned. the governor said 20% of california's cases in march where the uk variant and 53% of them west coast. we're in the 4th quarter. unquestionably. but we're this game's not done yet. >> a california leaders are still sticking with that june 15th reopening plan so long as we're heading in this direction. vaccinating at the rate that we are. meanwhile, the governor says that the state is now tracking the number of breakthrough covid-19 cases of people who have been vaccinated. he says he plans to make that data public soon reporting live. the state capitol. ashley zavala kron 4 news. thank you so much. ashley will go to the east bay now where walk-in vaccination clinics open in contra, costa county. >> the county has placing these walk-in clinics in the areas hardest hit by the
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virus. each side can administer 5 to 700 vaccines a day. you can find a full list of all the walk-in clinics on our website. kron 4 dot com and if you don't want to go to one of those walk-in clinics. there are appointments still available through the contra. costa health services website as concerns are growing over covid variants. moderna is now hoping to have a booster shot for its 2 dose. covid vaccine and have that ready by the fall. the company is planning to submit data to regulators within a few months. moderna announced this week. its vaccine is more than 90% effective at protecting against covid up to 6 months after the second dose today, the ceo pfizer also said that they believe a 3rd dos or booster shot could be necessary. kron four's dan kerman following the story for us and he will have reaction from local doctors. that's coming up tonight during kron 4 news at 5 and 6. also, there is a lot of cleanup that's
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been under way already today in the city of walnut creek after protesters tagged more than 2 dozen buildings with graffiti, including city hall, kron four's. when kelly joins us now live from downtown walnut creek with what happened last night. good afternoon. morning. >> good afternoon. just that's right. you can see some of the damage behind me here. walnut creek. police says that about 25 buildings were tagged last night. you can see some of it right here. blm obviously getting for black lives matter. the other akron him is slurring police officers at to an extent. i cannot say those words on television. in fact, many. the examples of last night's graffiti target police. >> spray painted over the city hall signed the words pigs murder. many of the examples of last night's unrest target. police and referenced the simmering anger over officer involved shootings across the nation. the name of the young man killed by police in minnesota. dante right. the
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scrolled on one building. others say kill cops. police say this is all done by a crowd of 20 to 25 people wearing all black wearing masks to march down the center of the main corridors of the business district starting around 9.15. you can see it in action here in the surveillance video, some breakaway to spray paint the cost of the destruction is estimated to run in the thousands, possibly 10's of thousands of dollars. many banks were also hit, but so were several small businesses walnut creek. police say it happened quickly and was over in about 10 minutes. an investigation is underway. we here at the police department support people's rights to assemble and protest peacefully. but when it comes to vandalism, it comes to property destruction. >> we will not tolerate that. >> and if anyone in the community has any information about last night and to help us identify those that may have been involved in the help us hold them accountable for their actions. please contact the wannabe police department.
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but police say they don't know if the protesters were affiliated with any group. this worker is painting over graffiti. that said. >> and tipo was here. those i talked to downtown say this is the wrong way for protesters to get their message across its thankful because the buildings have nothing to do with it. that's not the way to manage this. >> anger towards that. demonstrating its fine. but. destroying buildings is not. >> now police say one person was arrested after the fact during a vehicle stop arrested for an outstanding warrant at this point. they cannot confirm that that person was actually part of this unrest reporting from walnut creek on morning. kelly kron 4 news, thank you so much. marine. >> now law enforcement agencies in the east. bay are teaming up to get criminals off the streets. kron four's charles clifford has details on the joint operation announcement that was made today. >> as part of what's being
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called operation winstar antioch police in oakland police with the help of dozens of other law enforcement agencies have made more than 50 arrests related to recent gang-related violence across the bay area and the state, the suspects are facing multiple felony charges. the investigation portions of which are still ongoing. has already resulted in the arrest of numerous gang members for murder. attempted murder assaults with firearms, conspiracy firearm violations with enhancements and gang participation investigators also recovered thousands of dollars in cash and more than 40 weapons, including more than a dozen ghost guns which are guns with no serial number. all of those taken into custody are members of either the emt or case gangs. both of which are based in oakland. these 2 groups are the primary groups in the city of oakland that are driving grouping, gang violence across the entire city of oakland. >> and while the investigation is still ongoing. the law enforcement agencies involved in operation windstar believe these arrest will help bring
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closure to the victims and their families with the recent arrest. >> these violent gang members are no longer on the streets of antioch and oakland and our communities are certainly safer in the east bay. charles clifford kron 4 news. >> now to pittsburgh where the suspected drunk driver involved in a crash that killed 2 people on monday night has now been charged with murder and driving under the influence. the crash happened as 2 adults and 3 children were driving back home after a day at the park. police say 25 year-old christian vargas hit the family's toyota corolla from behind causing the to go off the roadway, hitting a tree, throwing 3 children out of the car. one of them 7 year-old named selena selena was killed along with the driver of the police say that vargas was on probation for a prior dui conviction. his 2 passengers, one of them just 10 years old. now in the hospital with serious injuries. in
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minneapolis. the murder trial of derek chauvin will not resume until monday. the defense has now rested its case. chauvin is charged in the death of george floyd. but chauvin himself did not testify. the defense spent 2 days presenting its case unlike the prosecution that spent 2 weeks chauvin told the court that he will not testify saying he would invoke his 5th amendment right to not incriminate himself will take you back to court when it resumes on monday. let's switch gears now and talk about our weather forecast as we take a live look outside across the san mateo bridge. it's getting warm out there. kron 4 meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez is joining us now is details on the forecast ahead. >> yeah. their latest drought monitor map was released today. very little change from last week. still tracking moderate severe to extreme drought conditions for most of the bay area and warmer and drier days ahead very seasonal temperatures out there right
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now. a near 20 degree difference between our coastal cities and our warmest inland valleys happen. be in pacifica, currently at 54 degrees concord 72 degrees as you step outside right now for your thursday afternoon. low 60's for alameda and oakland and low 70's right now. for those of you in nevado petaluma currently in the mid 60's and when tracker for tracking a cool sea breeze 20 miles per hour less of starting to increase out there this afternoon through your early evening hours. very similar conditions along the coast expected for the end of your workweek friday. but then this weekend we're all going to warm up starting saturday peaking on sunday. we could actually see record breaking heat in the forecast. more coming up in my full forecast in just a few minutes. justine, back to you. thank you so much for >> ready to ride travel. agents are seeing a spike in reservations with at least one state now saying it might surpass pre pandemic levels of
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tourism. also level up the clip. a car is getting an upgrade. we'll take a look at the changes. and the do's and don'ts of saying i do wedding season right around the corner. so how you can plan the celebration in the ceremony with covid restrictions in place. stay with us. you're watching kron. 4 news at 3.
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>> to help passengers stay
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socially distant. the oakland international airport introduce clear a touchless security screening technology clear. it's already being used at other airports in california. it uses passengers eyes or fingerprints to move them quickly through the checkpoints. it's an opt in membership church service that is available for an annual fee. now with restrictions being lifted and people getting vaccinated. officials are anticipating a very busy summer travel season. officials with hawaiian airlines say the current trends if they continue, they expect to reach prepandemic travel levels by this summer. we spoke with a representative from triple a who says they're seeing similar trends in hotel bookings. >> and triple a dot com compared to april of 2020 bookings are continuing to grow. they look strong for april of this year as well. if i look at march there was over a 100% better compared to march of 2020. so we're
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looking at people who are beginning to make that decision to you know, reopenings and things like that. >> triple a also recommends checking the travel restrictions for your destination before booking your vacation to make sure you're prepared. when you arrive and this interview first aired on our streaming service kronon, which is free to download in the app store. and if you're planning on using a clipper card to travel around the bay area. you can now pay through your iphone, apple will allow you to add your clipper card to your apple wallet which makes it available on your phone or apple watch throughout will pay this means you can also add money to clipper card pace enough to stand in those kiosk lines outside the station's anymore. let's switch it up and talk about our weather forecast as we take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. little breezy out there. but the blue skies are out and so is the sun. our meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez is here now with a look at our forecast. that
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looks very warm. >> yeah. and it's only going to get warmer from here. just seen, especially this weekend with summer like temperatures. heading our way. even low 90's expected for some of our warmest inland spots. but from now, until then, enjoy the seasonable weather. in fact, here's a live look outside from the east bay over berkeley. you can see that marine layer right off the coast of the san francisco peninsula coastline, not making its way inland just yet. but during the overnight hours we're actually going to see some pretty widespread fog and even some drizzle. the only amount of precipitation we're going to see all weekend long unfortunately, no rain is in the forecast and we certainly need it. temperatures out there right now. quite the spread 50's along the san francisco peninsula coastline. widespread 60's, as you start to make your way inland away from the coast and low 70's for those of you in concord, antioch and livermore, even a bottle for those of you in the north bay warming up into the low 70's this afternoon. so
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enjoy that temperatures tonight for your overnight lows. widespread low to mid and even upper 40's little bit cooler. for those of you in santa rosa 37 degrees, but very similar overnight lows to last night. so no real change there. but daytime highs tomorrow already going to warm up mainly for inland valleys along the coast. little change low 60's for downtown san francisco mid 60's throughout the east bay shoreline with hayward warming up to 67 degrees san jose and fremont in the low 70's. but check out antioch 78 degrees and warming up in the mid 70's and we're going to continue that warming trend peaking on sunday could even see some low 90's as we make our way inland. justine the one thing that is worrisome very warm, dry weather. and as you can see, no rain in sight for at least the next 7 days. back to you. thanks so much. >> and stay with us here on kron 4 news at 3 because coming up. and we'll hear from the mayor of windsor who
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we can expect. if you happen to be planning your wedding for the summer. there's a lot of changes for the brides and grooms. good changes, though. a lot of good things their way. it's been a long time coming. justine. >> but due to newly released guidelines. the state. as you mentioned, they can resume their wedding planning the wedding industry took a huge hit in 2020. about 85% of couples either canceled or postponed their weddings during the pandemic. and while benders in the state are expecting things to have relatively slow start with bookings. they are expecting extremely busy wedding season this summer and fall in august have to follow safety protocols like social distancing. there are instances where guidelines like that can be even more lax. >> if you look at the rules, if you have vaccination are testing they are much less restrictive. they're not requiring the socially distancing. we're not requiring a things in the capacities that are much larger and one of the great things is kate. the organization. we've been working with california department of public health on these guidelines and we were able to negotiate in buffets
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our service and no restrictions on dancing. so these are huge winds. they've been things that people have been thinking about. >> now me earlier today on our streaming service kronon. you can find the full interview on kron-on. have more on this coming up on kron 4 news at 5 as well as on that streaming service i just mentioned kron on you can download that for free in your app store. just seen. >> on 4 has a new and easy way to download our mobile apps. we now have 2 qr codes. so if you have your phone or ipad that you're going want to open up the camera right now. kron four's news app is updated with big stories and breaking news all day long. and you can see what's happening in your neighborhood across california and around the world. this is the queue or cold for kron 4 and we'll take you to your phone's app store where you can then download and then for live, local streaming news 24 7 kron on is the fact that
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>> welcome back to kron. 4 news at 3. our top story now at 3.30 effective immediately. if you're 16 years or older, you can book an appointment to get a covid vaccine. the california, the state opened up vaccine appointments to anyone in the 16 to 49 year-old age group that started at midnight. that's the largest age group in the state with about 19 million people. the state is encouraging everyone to be patient, saying that the vaccine booking site might turn is capable of handling about 300,000 appointments every hour. you can also book appointments through some local pharmacies and health clinics and we have links to all the information that you need to book an appointment on our website. kron 4 dot com.
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indoor live events and performances could happen again. across california. the state released updated guidelines late last night and they are discouraging audience members from booing yelling singing chanting and using noisemakers that need air. other state requirements that are also in place such as assigned seating will allow a 6 foot gap between households advance ticket reservations and in-state spectators only. kron four's. we'll barcos reporting for us now from the chase center here in san francisco on what the reopening of indoor events means for tourism in the city. >> the chase center is prepared to host a live events. several artists are scheduled to perform later this fall, including celine dion and combs. p ople will finally be able to attend a concert. but like everything else in this pandemic. there will be some restrictions. >> the sights and sounds of live music and entertainment.
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it's coming back to san francisco venues. yeah, we're down. we move down here for live events. the pandemic paused all indoor live events. but starting thursday they can operate at 35% capacity. >> i think it's great for all parties, both like participants the musicians, the players the communities getting really excited to find opportunities to get back together. private events like meetings and conventions may resume indoors. >> with up to a 150 participants. people will still need to wear mask and social distance at these venues. eric raleigh says people aren't 100% immune from the virus. but he believes safety is key. we know the right precautions to take people know what level of risk they're willing to take an with vaccines. >> i mean, the risk effectively to almost 0. bethany brandon is a fan of live events, but she's not stepping into a venue just yet. well, i'm not really ready to go back into a theater yet, but i think i will be. >> pretty soon. organizers can still require participants to show proof that they do not have the virus.
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>> with a negative covid test or a vaccination card. this could depend on the venue. >> in san francisco. camila barco kron 4 news. >> now to the south bay where bay area students returned to school in the alum. rock union elementary school district today. the district has 28 schools with more than 11,000 students living in east san jose. one of the hardest hit areas during the pandemic. one 3rd of the students in the district are returning to part-time in person instruction. and a big story we've been following that's coming to us out of the north bay is that the windsor town council voted to remove mayor dominic foppoli from office after multiple women came forward and accused him of assault. but what exactly does this vote do. kron 4. sarah stinson has the story. >> the windsor town council is now demanding that mayor dominic foppoli stepped down from his elected position and he says he's not going to do
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it. he's maintaining his innocence. i have my head held high because i know deep in my heart that have done nothing criminally wrong and will eventually be cleared. >> i'm not without fault, but i'm not a criminal. but there's already a recall effort in the works. there's a website. you can see it on your screen now. >> we've reached out to the person spearheading this haven't heard back yet because right now there's nothing the town council can do to get him out of office unless he's recalled or convicted of a crime it became intense at the windsor town council special meeting. the council voted 2 to one in this meeting calling on the mayor to step down police say that you love windsor. >> then resign, resign, resign. >> you absolutely discussed me right now the allegations of assault from 6 different women are being investigated by the attorney general. one of those alleged victims as winter councilwoman -sterly she recused herself from the meeting because, of course he's involved in the investigation. she claims,
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though, that foppoli drugged and assaulted her on 2 different occasions. >> in the meeting. some people in windsor said not only they want the poli gone. they want the entire council to step down to because of what we told you yesterday about the council knowing about allegations against poli. a lot of people in the downtown windsor area aren't comfortable giving us their opinion on camera. but they told me that they are in favor of this recall effort against bully and we'll have to keep monitoring that see how that process moves forward as well as the investigation with the ffice. stay tuned for the latest on kron 4 dot com reporting windsor sarah stinson, back to you. >> we'll go now to our weather forecast as we take a live look outside across the bay bridge looking towards the east bay. it's a great. thursday out there. if you've got any plans to get outside. go for it. don't hold back now. our meteorologist murray's rodriguez is here now with details on the rain and
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snow that hit the sierra. yeah, they actually saw up to a foot of snow in the highest peaks. >> live look outside idea. castle peak already drying out, but still noticing a little bit of high clouds overhead with a stray shower or 2 possible tonight through tomorrow as well. but let's take a look at the snow totals within the last 24 hours now rose picking up a foot of snow in that area north star not that far behind 8 inches of snow and south lake tahoe, 6 inches of fresh powder. and right now the sierra snowpack running about 40% of average. so yesterday snow certainly did help and we're starting to notice, though some high clouds starting to stream out of that area and future cast for will show drying out. in fact, by thursday afternoon, a lot more sunshine and then a gradual warming trend to start up the weekend forecast as well. so pretty seasonable temperatures a little bit breezy from time to time. but for your friday forecast, those of you at south lake
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tahoe warming up into the mid 50's, upper 50's for those of you heading out to truckee on friday, getting a head start of your weekend widespread mid 50's continuing through saturday so holding steady there. but then by sunday warming up into the low 60's for the 2nd half the weekend because yes, even this year are going to see a little bit of a warm-up, as is the bay area. we should be averaging mid to upper 60's for most of our inland valleys already going to eclipse that mark by friday warming up into the mid 70's. turning into low 80's by saturday and sunday about 20 degrees above average that's when this mini heat wave is going to peak warm temperatures along the coast in the 60's and 70's with a widespread 80's as you make your way inland. some relief on monday, but we won't really start to cool down until tuesday. details how your microclimate friday outlook coming up in just a few minutes to back to you. thanks so much. this new bill in washington. that's calling to expand the supreme court. that will even work.
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>> a live report is coming up next. and the olympics are scheduled to start in just 99 days. so what are the? going to be wearing. we'll take a sneak peek at the new essays uniforms. and say cheers, what's leading to a boost in. champagne sales. well
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cheers champagne sales are on the rise. sales dropped last year as lockdown orders began.
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but in march they jumped up almost 89% compared to last year. industry experts say sales are rebounding as more people are starting return to normal life. in fact, demand for champagne appears to be bouncing back so quickly that some distributors say that they're having trouble securing cases for their customers. i think this means we need to buy some now for kron 4 new year's eve. so we have it ready to go before prices start to inflate what you guys think. all right. let's check in now with newsnation to see what they're working on for tonight. rudabeh shahbazi joining us now live from chicago with a preview. hi, good afternoon. we have a newsnation exclusive interview tonight investigative reporter rich mchugh sits down. ti >> with one of harvey weinstein's accusers. she's speaking out for the very first time since the trial. >> everybody in the world want >> everybody in to hear from chose to remain silent until now. why. the worl >> hear her powerful story and what she did to help weinstein
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behind bars and then stay tuned after prime stfor banfield. ashley is on tell williams about his work supporting military families across the country. that and much more coming up tonight. lots of good stories. thank you so much. news nation airs at 8 o'clock our time. you can find it on the channels listed here we have more details on our website. >> kron 4 dot com and stay with us here during kron, 4 news at 3. coming up the latest from washington on the efforts to expand the supreme court.
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>> let's talk now about our weather forecast as we take a live look outside at downtown san francisco. >> it's a beautiful thursday out there for sure. i loved at the top of the show, we said april 15th these usually known as tax day. but today it's known as back stay in california because the state has now opened up eligibility for covid-19 vaccines for anyone 16 and up can now sign up. this is a big milestone that we have reached in this pandemic. and we've also reached the time and our show here at 3 when we get to chat with our meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez about the forecast. i know there's no rain and you have a statistic about the last time that it rained in april. and it's a record that we don't want to break. i know that. and i want to make sure you get the right. you're out there. but is there any chance in the seven-day forecast that anything's going to develop. i
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saw this the 7 day and the weekend looks pretty warm. but i'm thinkin further out. will there be any april showers not in the next 7 days but towards the end of april. >> we finally could get some rain returning to our bay area forecast. i don't want to tie the record set back in april. 1949 where we saw no rain in the bay area. so i'm keeping my fingers crossed because right now the only thing we really been tracking is drizzle. thanks the ball. carla right now off along the coast and it's thanks to her that we're actually going to stay pretty seasonable. even for friday as our inland areas start to warm up starting friday afternoon server downtown san francisco, very seasonable temperatures in the low 60's mid 50's. for those of you at half moon, bay and pacific up daly city in the low 50's. so we're still going to get that cool sea breeze influence keeping our temperatures along the coast. very seasonable. so near average highs. but we're going to start to notice some
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changes as we make our way inland widespread low from brisbane to burlingame. mostly sunny skies could see some patchy coastal drizzle for your friday morning. but then by friday afternoon going to see a warm-up with redwood city in woodside warming up into the low 70's mid for san mateo and san carlos san jose 71 degrees with campbell also in the low 70's. but check out livermore already starting to warm up in the mid 70's when you should be in the upper 60's this time of year. so you're going to get the first appetizer of this weekend warm-up. that's heading our way peaking on sunday. walnut creek and conquered in the mid 70's. but along the coast of the east bay shoreline still going to stay pretty seasonable mid 60's for oakland. exactly where you should be this time of year. richmond warming up to 68 degrees with mid 70's. for those of you in napa and delay hope. check out that the bill, 80 degrees, though. so already going to start to see some toasty temperatures by your
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friday afternoon in or warmest inland spots in santa rosa and nevado in the mid 70's. but then we're all going to warm up on saturday. so tonight will really be the last night that will really see paul carla, because by this weekend thanks to that warm up, we're going to see less and less of the marine layer as temperatures peak anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average by sunday, little change on monday. but the good thing just seen models are hinting at some showers later this month. so i don't want to tie a record set back in 1949 of not seeing any april showers in the bay area that looks to be the case. so we hope to break and not even tie that record. back to you. thanks so much to risa. >> a group of house and senate democrats have now introduced a bill which would expand the number of seats on the supreme court. but not everyone is on board with this plan and our washington correspondent basil john joining us now with the latest, especially with how lawmakers, including how democrats are reacting to this
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plan. good afternoon. basal. >> good afternoon. and some democrats say it is time to bring more justices to the supreme court. but republicans and even other democrats are not so sure. i have no plans to bring it to the house speaker nancy pelosi says she's not ready to back new court expansion legislation. i support the president's commission to study. >> such a proposal. president biden has created a bipartisan commission to study expanding the high court to judiciary act of 2021 would increase the size of the u.s. supreme court from 9 to 13 justices. new york congressman jerry nadler says as the country grows so too, should the supreme court. our founders understood. >> as the country in the judicial system involved. the court needs to evolve with it. >> massachusetts senator ed markey says republicans have done damage to the judicial branch making americans lose faith in the high court.
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>> and make no mistake about it, the court is broken because leader mitch mcconnell, his senate republican colleagues and donald trump broke it. but republicans like south carolina senator lindsey graham say this is a terrible idea you make the supreme court basically a political football. >> it loses his independence, his consistency and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says it is an attempt to threaten current supreme court justices and responsible people across the political spectrum. have an absolute duty. good enough says. >> now during his campaign, president biden said he was not a fan of expanding the courts. but he is allowing this commission to look into the idea reporting live in washington. i'm basil john. >> so baseball, though, is there any likelihood of the bill passing and getting to the desk of president biden. >> well, besides the obvious
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route of reaching a majority within the senate. the only other option that is available is to do away with the filibuster. now, the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. and that's because of many moderate democrats in more specifically west virginia senator joe manchin being outspoken saying they will not get rid of the filibuster because that helps keep balance within congress. so even make it the house and senate floor. has an uphill battle. >> thank you so much for this live report. and coming up next tickets for disneyland went on sale today. >> but it was not easy to score one and let you know how you can get your ticket to the magic kingdom, especially if you're trying to redeem a reservation that was canceled last year.
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back guests on april 30th with limited capacity. anyone who is interested in going to the park will have to make a reservation first. people who already had valid tickets were able to begin making reservations on monday. social distancing will be required at the park as will wearing masks and state rules allow only people within the state to be going to visit. so here is the message that the producer got, i believe saying that the wait is almost over. thank you for your continued patience. let me know where i can find some patients do not refresh the page or select the back. but an approximate wait time more than an hour. he waited from 6.45 until one. and i don't even know if he ended up getting tickets. i'll send a message and safe. all right. we're back. all right, though. there is some good news and i will report back a universal studios in hollywood will begin welcoming back guests today they greeted the visitors with a new secret life of pets, right. and also a revamped jurassic world
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water ride determined to terrify the tourists today. the doors early open for annual and season pass holders. but starting tomorrow. the general public can get on those rides as well. the park also has safety measures in place and all the visitors want to take temperature screenings before entering. and inside the park covid-19 safety reminders. well, they're visible for everyone everywhere. the upcoming tokyo summer games for the olympics may have been canceled. and they're not going any spectators because of rising covid-19 concerns across japan. but that was last year. and now the games are set to happen again in 99 days. but today to officials in japan's ruling party suggested canceling the games early is banning fans olympic organizers have already been banning fans from abroad in tokyo recently recorded more ben 700 new cases of covid its highest total in more than 2 months. and in the hopes that
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the olympics will be taking place ralph lauren has unveiled the uniforms for team usa these uniforms will be worn by team usa at the closing ceremonies, beautiful hymns in the closed for athletes to use in the olympic village had already been ready to go when the games were postponed last summer because the pandemic, their uniforms for the opening ceremonies will be unveiled a little bit closer to the games. but obviously they are in red, white and blue and they look pretty good and want to update us on the breaking news that we're following out of texas. investigators say that a suspected shooter is now dead after he was shot by police at the san antonio international airport. a traveler. the airport was able to capture 2 of these pictures of the scene near the departure area. san antonio's police chief is saying that when officers first received calls about a car driving the wrong way on the terminal road is when they responded. when the driver ran in to police. they say he then jumped out of the car and started shooting officers then
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returned fire hit the suspect and that man later died at the hospital. this incident prompted a lockdown at the airport which has now been lifted again. that's the update right now and we'll continue to give you updates right here on kron. 4 news all day long. we will not check in with our meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez for a last look at our forecast on this thursday. and i have a huge treat for you just seen looking ahead to our future cast for. >> not this weekend. but next weekend. look at how we see that increase in cloud cover and then rain returning to the radar. april 25th hopefully we'll end our april dry spell because i don't want to tie the record set back in 1949 of not getting any rain for the month of april here in the bay area. so keeping our fingers crossed for that. still more than a week out. but it's great to see rain. returning to our future cast model. let's take a live look outside though. we're noticing seasonable weather out there for your thursday afternoon.
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50's along the coast thanks to that cool sea breeze influence and that marine le are returning low 70's for nevada. some very unique microclimate forecast. they're not seeing as strong of a sea breeze. but as you make your way inland widespread 60's and 70's and overnight lows tonight in the 40's for most of the bay area turning into mid 70's by friday afternoon sore inland valleys. you're going to get the warm-up first before the coast. in fact, for the coastal areas, not going to see that warming trend until this weekend. and we're going to be hot as we make our way in 90's >> so our producer, that was waiting for his disneyland tickets said that he got us to 15. but now he's in another waiting room to make a i'm greg, i'm 68 years old. i do motivational speaking in addition to the substitute teaching. i honestly feel that that's my calling-- to give back to younger people. i think most adults will start realizing
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