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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news, 4. >> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us here at 04:00am on july 5th. hope your 4th of july holiday weekend was fantastic and hope today is going to be a nice one for you to let's find out if the weather will be on your side. we're going to kick it off this morning with the update from john trouble in the weather center. good morning, john. good morning, james. yeah, really nice day ahead of us today. >> we're going to keep some of the stuff around that. we've gotten used to the past couple of days. that included what you saw yesterday for the 4th of july. a little bit of low cloud cover last night as those fireworks began to go off for many of you watching right now i have been up for
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those because it sounds like you're about to be heading into work this morning and which case you're going to be doing so with a little bit of that low cloud cover and fog sticking around something that you are going to have to contend with, especially closer to the coastline and up in the hills of the east bay behind me. we've got quite tower lit up in red, white and blue transitioning between the colors for the day after the 4th looking outside of your berkeley hills view a little less on the clear side, currently you can see right now that there is in the best of his ability at those berkeley hills levels. but fog at the surface isn't as much of an issue. is this cloudy blanket is sitting right above the bay area this morning and this visibility is minimally being impacted novato in livermore. there are sections around the spots. little pockets where visibility is being impacted, especially as you head a little higher elevations radar shows dry conditions over on may notice some misty conditions from time to time. but shouldn't slow you down too much on roads, 50's and 60's for current temps san jose. right at 60 degrees. oakland hayward fremont at 59 degrees each now
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later on today do expect a range of 60's at the coastline. well, our inland areas will be looking at daytime highs back into the 70's 80's and just a couple of low 90's talking more about how hot temperatures will get later on in this forecast. still to come, first, though, on over to erica. we'll go with an early look at traffic. >> good morning, john. well, right now roads are actually looking pretty good just after midnight. we had couple of minor traffic collisions around the bay area. as you can no cars on the road here. if you're heading over to the bay bridge from the maze to fremont street are looking at 7 minutes and taking the san mateo bridge. it's going to be a great drive right now we're in the green just a fast 12 minute drive out to the peninsula to foster city of you're heading in that direction. there was a traffic collision out on the 5.80 just before the toll plaza heading east. this was around one 30 this morning. there was 2 vehicles involved. but i
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believe it might have cleared him trying to get an update on that. asked for out here in the south bay san jose looking fabulous. right now. i'm not tracking any major hot spots. as you can see, we are in the green. we're looking at a 29 minute drive from san jose out to menlo park and out here by livermore to dublin. 11 minutes for your commute. no issues out there currently. here's a check at some of our other bay area drive times. if you're taking the 2.80, from san jose to cupertino fast commute at 12 minutes, james. >> all right. thank you very much, erica threes the time. let's get to one of our big stories this morning. the bay area and not out of the clear from firework danger just yet. fact, this is new video of illegal fireworks going off in the east bay. and you can see from this vantage point. all the various firework explosions that we could see contra costa county fire protection district responded to more than 50 fires overnight. many of them
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sparked by illegal fireworks. over in san francisco. illegal fireworks were set up all night in parts of the city with firefighters putting out 4 fires overnight. you can see on this map exactly where some of those fires broke out they were all outside at 20th and irving street. there was some at 19th and york streets. 3rd street and kirkwood avenue and the 19th and bryant streets. no one else i should say no one was hurt in these fires. thankfully, meanwhile, new this morning, firefighters are mopping up a fire that broke out at a warehouse in oakland and you're looking at video of crews battling that fire overnight was on the 900 block of 7th avenue. that fire was put out around 2 o'clock this morning. witnesses say they heard fireworks immediately before the fire started. no word, though, on any injuries. but a total of 11 engines had to respond put out that fire. well over in concord, a wildfire near the concord pavilion pause. the fireworks show there firefighters quickly responded. they put
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out the small fire in that a lot of fireworks then to resume going for the show. the professional fireworks show. but sort of a scary moment there briefly on the peninsula, sheriff's deputies arrested a man who was setting off illegal fireworks in menlo park. now the fireworks were heard by the gunshot detection system in the south. fair oaks neighborhood deputies arrived. they arrested 30 year-old fernando campos. it was booked fireworks and spent fireworks containers. 4. '05. the time in the east bay contra, costa police have arrested 3 people now in connection with selling illegal fireworks fact more than 250 pounds of fireworks were confiscated. one man was arrested in brentwood and police found additional fireworks at his home in antioch. well, some breaking news overnight. the rest of the partially collapsed condo in florida was brought down crews set off explosives to demolish the standing remains
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of the condo on surfside are in surfside ahead of an upcoming storm. it's a key step now in resuming the search for victims and officials say it will open up new areas to explore without risking the lives of rescuers. >> honestly this precise moment i don't really i feel because this building was our search efforts. really. we restart that we couldn't get to a certain part of aisle. i heard them points in this area. here search. i'm excited. >> the all-clear has been given to resume the search this morning. so far the remains of 24 people have been recovered 121 are still missing. we'll take a break here at 4. '06 coming up concerns in one east bay neighborhood after a coyote was spotted several times details on that just ahead. >> plus, how one of san
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francisco's classic landmarks is trying to entice locals and tourists. >> that this post pandemic world more on that coming up in just a few minutes.
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>> the big fireworks show in san francisco was back and little foggy. but that has helped with the glow of the fire is right. still a good time. lot of folks came out of the water front, joy, the group that put on the display obviously couldn't do it. last year were thrilled to be back live to sky this year. they actually in a typical year. start planning in march for the fireworks show. but this year things didn't get underway until mid-may so they didn't have as much time to put the show together. still a great show. in the south bay fire. crews are echoing the same message about not continuing to set off fireworks with this year's
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drought. as we know, the risk of wildfires is very high. >> and getting caught with illegal fireworks could be costly for you as well crawford's taylor force act with a warning now from the san jose fire department. >> san jose firefighters want you to remember this image with extremely dry conditions. the risks of starting a fire are much higher number in a drought. right now we're seeing very dry conditions out in our foothills and along our freeways. so, you know, we know that all it takes is one spark from an illegal firework to start a fire that greatly impacts our communities. eric with the san jose fire department hopes they don't see a repeat of last year. last year in 2020. you know, for various reasons and we did see big spike in illegal fireworks use and that stretched our department beyond its and we every station was responding to calls that evening of the 4. if you're caught with illegal fireworks. ray says it will now cost you more in the city of san jose. the santa is is now now has among the highest fines for illegal fireworks use a first violation starts
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at $1000 escalates to 2004 2nd in 3,000 for 3rd, the city. also expanding on its social host ordinance this year. so. whereas we would typically prior we would need to identify a specific individual who is setting off illegal fireworks now a liability is expanded to the property owner and social host. if you're hosting a gathering where illegal fireworks are being used. he could be liable for fines. in addition to fees associated with any emergency response. and if you see someone setting off illegal fireworks. the fire department asks that you make a report online or call 3, 1, 1, >> in san jose taylor kron 4 news. >> on the national front. president biden celebrated his administration's progress against the coronavirus in his first 4th of july speech. he urged americans to continue to get vaccinated to protect against deadly new variants. we have our washington correspondent kellie meyer with more. >> america is coming back together. this 4th of july. president joe biden is sharing just how much there is to
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celebrate her back. see one another again. businesses are opening and hiring again with military families essential and frontline workers on the south lawn. the president touted the country's progress against covid-19 and thank them for making that progress possible today we're closer than ever to the dependence from a deadly virus. the president didn't downplay the seriousness of new variants that could reverse that progress. any urged americans to get vaccinated as he fall short of reaching his july 4th goal of getting at least 70% of americans with at least one shot no longer paralyzes our nation. as within our power to make sure it never does. again. this is the first time people were able to sit here on the national mall and watch the 4th of july fireworks since before the pandemic began. >> some families tell me it's creating a new appreciation for the holiday is even more exciting this year to get to
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see all the celebrations no masks or social distancing as family and friends came together for the 4th of july fireworks and for some it isn't just about the holiday. and see my families enjoying the moment of being able to celebrate together again reporting in washington. i'm kelly meyer. >> well, in the south bay, the total covid death toll for santa clara county has actually just gone down by about 22% after the county's department of public health redefined the way it counts covid-19 deaths. initially anyone who had covid at the time of their death was counted in the death toll that was in accordance with definitions. now the county is only counting those in which covid-19 was actually listed as the cause of death on their death certificates and that has brought down the county's death toll by over 500 individuals. and according to county officials, the change comes as part of the county's effort to better understand the health impacts of covid-19 on the community. well, there's new reason for concern
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about the highly contagious. delta variant. it's now the dominant strain here in california. state officials now say it makes up 36% of all cases. and that's a big jump since may when it was just 6% health. experts believe the delta variant may be twice as contagious as other covid strains hospitalizations are also up compared to just a few weeks ago but still far below p pandemic levels. it is 4.15 and that's the time of the hour. we need to get another check of weather and traffic. we've got john share pressure able kicking us off with that forecast. good morning, james, good morning to you. and good morning to all of you. up early after 4th of july yesterday. >> maybe if you're still working today, you're about to get on the roadways in which case watch out for a couple wet spots out there. we're back to that low cloud cover. and those misty conditions that we did see last week during your morning hours, too looking outside and not much of a view just yet at your san francisco cam still pretty dark out there. low cloud
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cover to ride up and down the peninsula at the coast and in our east bay hills resulting in pockets of fog that you will be encountering from time to time. the low pressure area that help to stir up monsoonal moisture in the sierra over the weekend has left and it should be a much calmer afternoon for those of our family members and friends who may be taking that extended weekend up around lake tahoe and in the sierra good news for them as they venture out on hikes this afternoon. back here at home a little bit cooler than our inland. parts of the state. we're going to see another dose of fog and a nice inland push of air. that is going to keep temperatures moderated as we've gotten so used to the past few days. today's daytime highs, mostly in the 70's 80's just a couple of 90's for for this to be inland spots. areas like antioch right up to 90 degrees today. napa and santa rosa in the meantime, at 79 san jose 82. well, cool 70's in oakland hayward fremont in mill valley. san francisco and happened bay. in the meantime, only in the 60's. now tomorrow's temperatures are actually expected to be a
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little bit cooler than 2 days tomorrow is going to be a cool stay this forecast after the slight cooling trend towards the start of the week. we do see temperatures starting to rise after that by thursday and friday, you'll notice more and more of our inland areas rising back into the 90's and then you see the upcoming weekend. we do have some heat building back into this forecast. that will take our inland valleys back into the triple digits with bayside areas as warm as the upper 70's, possibly even low 80's for some spots come saturday. erica. >> good morning. well, roads right now are looking excellent as you can see. and no cars on the road here. if you're heading taking the richmond. sandra fell bridge out to marin county. looks like it's a quick drive. we're looking at 8 minutes and i did check in and the traffic collision that we had earlier in the morning around one 30, it was a 2 vehicle collision on the eastbound lane actually heading out to the east bay. there was a sig alert that was issued, but it has since just
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been canceled at 4 o'clock this morning. so all lanes are open. you can see we're all in the green. it's looking great right now an down. the golden gate bridge. both directions looking excellent barely any cars out there. one. oh, one out in the south. bay's looking good as well as up in the north bay as well. not picking up any major hot spots and out on the 4 here looking at a 40 minute drive from antioch out to conquer. here's a look at a couple of our other bay area drive times there dublin to fremont you're looking at a 16 minute ride on the 8.80, from san leandro to milpitas just under 20 minutes. >> back to the headlines now for san francisco starts to see more tourists coming back into the city restaurants and bars are looking for ways to attract both visitors and locals try to get him back inside and one of these spots is the historic top of the mark bar located at international mark hopkins hotel where kron four's noelle bellow showing us what it has to offer.
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>> but people are comfortable and relaxed and that we can enjoy located at the very top of the international market hotel appropriately named top of the mark has stayed in tip top shape with 6 other what our filters. so we put in the head but felt as that of the most effective at screening. any potential issues due covid fixture for 8 decades. the lounge bar offers views like no other post-pandemic. the hidden gem is looking to entice more visitors to sept and experience. all it has to offer with changing it up and in the bed. we we have the book expressions that were running out today. >> where with paring local chocolates and truffles with local infuse. but kuz. we have a local dj faces every friday. so we changed up the music. so we're trying to appeal to a broader audience even on a quintessentially foggy san francisco de the atmosphere is inviting general manager michael pace wants to remind locals, it's still here. so we're not just a tourist destination with a great
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history. we have a lot of the heritage and great stories going to 1926 and was built. this is called the weeping corner and back during world war 2 women would gather here to watch as their men with sail off from the bay. back to war. >> and it's not the only time history top marks still honors. one of reasons i thought the during the war was a squadron bubbles personnel would be the book was about and they do it shipping out there would say i'm giving this book. look at somebody from my squadron. will my brigade in the drink on me. >> and that develop this tradition of the squadron off to the world war when a way of the city and back in 2009, we started it. we accept cabinets at the entrance the mark over 80 bottles that people dedicating nowadays. if you're a retired or active military duty in any of the brunt of military we'd like to come up to select the bottle with complimentary behalf of your brothers and sisters in the military. you can sign it all to come book. you can even note to self. it's very moving
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and it's and it's a beautiful experience in the u.s. are respectful. one of those in the past to afford. so hard and violent day in san francisco. noelle bellow kron 4 news. >> for 20 is the time virtual reality experiences are now available at some malls across america. you can even try that the hillsdale shopping center in san mateo. we have rich demuro checking it out in this morning's tech smart. >> the future of entertainment is nearly invisible to the naked eye on these are getting more aggressive. i pushed on a different world. you know, you leave your reality virtual reality. although casual spectators can't see it. i'm currently battling zombies in a creepy mansion at a place called sand box vr. what is the biggest question that people have when they come in here. in this carry similar virtual reality entertainment
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experiences are popping up in malls across america. so this is going to take my body and put it into another world. totally different experience instead of investing in costly equipment all this takes is a ticket choose from several adventures, including star trek, pirates, billions and yes, some on like the are at home. these are group experiences with up to 6 people playing together suit up in a headset headphones computer backpack in a haptic jacket. on this. is on. he's grabbing you now have lasers and zombies. the action last about 25 minutes i was a lot of very intense you quickly forget you're inside a room at the mall. there was a lot of fun and very realistic when you're finished sand box vr shows you a highlight reel whivh mixes reality with what you saw in your headsets is definitely in the state i think is going to grow and we may see it in stadiums. you know, i see is way beyond just the physical facility. i'm
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rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> how about that? >> 4.22? is the time. coming up next, we're going to take a look at what might be the bay area's worst kept secret in this week's dine and dish.
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we're back at 4.25 most restaurants, try their best to let everyone know they're around. >> that is unless you're the hideout kitchen in lafayette. we've got vicki liviakis now taking us behind the scenes in this morning's dine and dish. >> it's called the hideout for a reason. is that a good good name for absolutely. i mean, what would founded otherwise. you can't straight. yeah. hideout is la mer n does best kept secret in owner. jb likes it that way. you can see from the street from the sidewalk. he wants here sign. you can't find us on the web site. we don't do any advertising. is that part of the charm. that's i think so. chef and boss jb and his wife picked this spot off the beaten path. and so far customers have been beating a path to do it from the out on the little sign. it was easy. but i had directions tucked behind a soccer shop back in the tiny kitchen. jb kicks out specialties like
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this giant waffle sandwich. belgian waffle contrite statement a baby over with cheddar cheese with another off with a little bit sugar butter tabasco enable on top of the best thing or if your appetite can handle it. the morning glory. a full on brunch between 2 slices, everything you need to value its. >> feeling. it. >> yeah. a little yeah. look at this. >> there's wine and beer and homestyle hospitality. good value great taste with a side. >> of obscurity a little nuance is with the menu at in lafayette. vicki liviakis kron 4 it's got the best gigs. >> and we're always looking for great places to send her to sew if you've got a great suggestion for your neighborhood. let us know. use your camera and on your phone scan that qr code that take you right to the dine and dish section of our website. kron 4 dot com. and you can submit
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your favorite restaurant for us to feature. it is for 27. still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news. we've got the latest on the fireworks danger. >> amid the drought. look at all of the fireworks going off last night illegally by the way, we'll have more on this coming
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