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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. jumped down the side of the house. >> as a back door and took off with laptops in the middle of the day. >> now in 6, a brazen daytime burglary in belmont. police now searching for this man after he was caught on camera in the back yard of someone's home. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne and i'm vicki liviakis. pam has the night off. this burglary was reported tuesday afternoon. police believe the suspect is connected to other burglaries in the area. our kron four's gayle ong spoke to the homeowner and some pretty concerned neighbors. belmont police are looking for this man. home security cameras captured his photo seen in someone's backyard in the area of casa bone avenue and corona
at boulevard tuesday around 1215, in the afternoon. a neighbor didn't want to show her face. but explained what happened when she got home the neighbors asked me to go check on the house because the alarm was going off >> and i. come to find out the guy that was sitting in front of my house was the one waiting to pick up the guys and broke into their house and get away. the neighbor says the suspect took off with laptops and remembered seeing a light colored vehicle outside her home. police released a photo of a vehicle of interest, a silver 2021 jeep compass with a california license plate number. rv, the 3, 5, 2 police believe the suspect is connected to other burglaries in the area and are asking residents to review security cameras for any suspicious activity. longtime residents say they will be paying close attention. we have the ring camera and then we always try to leave a light on our cars and our driveway. but i mean, this is a safe neighborhood. it seems really scary. we've got a little kid. so. >> 7, really something to be worried about. so what can i do? you know, i just don't go
anywhere. >> and to pay attention and i watch out. that's all i can do. my home has a security system. i homeowner. >> which i haven't bothered to conduct it. i'm definitely going to go ahead and do that. >> and the belmont police department is reminding the community that thefts and burglaries are common around the holidays and to take extra precaution. securing your homes vehicles and valuables reporting from belmont. gayle ong kron 4 news. >> i decided we're going to be. cautious, make sure there are no travel. to and from south >> a different kind of message on this black friday. a new covid variant as top u.s. officials on high alert. a crime variant has been classified as highly transmissible causing restrictions for travelers from the southern part of africa and sending wall street into a frenzy on this black friday. kron four's, rob
nesbitt. he's been talking with infectious disease experts about on the kron and joins us now live in the studio with more on what they have to say about it. rob, the key health experts say there is reason to be concerned kron but no reason to panic vaccine rates, having a big part in that and the department of public health reporting no known cases of the variant in california. mccraw may not be in the bay area but it's causing concern all over the u.s. the white house implementing travel bans for 8 countries in southern africa. >> a move that's drawing criticism from infectious disease. experts like doctor john swartzberg that's not going to help very much. it may help a little bit in terms of slowing the emergence of the virus around the globe. >> but it's not going to stop it. if the variant does spread to the u.s. he says worst case would be another shutdown, but that we already know the steps to avoid that masking social distancing not getting the other time to get a crime was first discovered by authorities in south africa.
doctor monica gandhi with ucsf says on the kron has around 30 mutations compared to the 11 mutations discovered with the delta variant. but that vaccine seem to be effective with those testing positive. anyone who says it's going to be the vaccines. it's not anyone they put a swab up their nose. >> who who had the span of variant and their nose and their vaccinated. they're fine. they're totally fine asymptomatic. according to the cdc around 59% of people in the u.s. are fully vaccinated. >> she says anyone in the bay area who is part of that statistic should not be worried about the new variant hoping the u.s. and other countries can all reach herd immunity the need at least 75%. >> vaccination rate worldwide to stop it. and so this just proves it is going to push us towards getting better vaccine. equity. >> doctor gandhi says that south africa's vaccination rate of only 26% is a big part of why mccrone variant has spread so quickly in that region live in studio. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. thank
you, rob and following the announcement travelers. as you can imagine, packed the airport in cape town, south africa today just hoping to catch a flight out health experts say the new strain name the on the kron variant, as we've been talking about it spreading through the southern part of africa. now people visiting that area. >> they're scrambling to return to their home countries. >> my family live in australia and i'm going back to see them before the kuz country shuts down. i don't know when i'll be able to to leave my job behind and getting on a plane today. >> according to south african officials, the new variant is likely responsible for the recent spike in covid infections in the country's busiest province that new covid variant put fears in the global stock markets causing steep drops. it was a shortened trading day at the new york stock exchange because of the thanksgiving holiday. the dow tumbled 905 points at the end of the day, the nasdaq and s and p also lost more than 2% of their
values. investors fear the new variants may lead to lockdowns again. >> investors are reacting to this new variant in a very similar way. they did to the initial coronavirus pandemic of march 2020. they have sold off airline stocks. you not a united airlines delta airlines and american airlines are down 7, 8, 9%, respectively. also, the investors are moving into stocks that benefit during the pandemic zoom communications is up 10% today. how on the exercise company is up 3% today. today was the worst single-day drop for the dow in more than a year. travel and energy stocks are also among the biggest losers with. >> royal caribbean carnival and norwegian cruise is all down about 10% fda says an experimental pill to treat mild to moderate cases of covid-19 is effective, but more input is needed. the agency posting it analysis of
that hill today. it comes ahead of a a public meeting scheduled for next week outside experts will give their verite there are some concerns about potential side effects in pregnant women and possible birth defects. the fda did note that the pill's maker merck did not collect as much safety data on medication as it did for other covid-19 treatments. meanwhile, researchers are working to determine if and when children and teens will need booster shot infectious disease expert doctor anthony fauci says is less likely that kids are going to need an extra one because of their robust immune systems. officials say pediatric studies are now underway and more information should be available next year. stay with kron 4 for the latest covid information that includes finding the vaccine for kids along with booster shot. you can scan the qr code. it's on your screen there and you'll be directed to the special section of our website. that's at kron. 4 dot com happening now. the highway
patrol is out in full force this weekend looking for dangerous drivers as we give you a live look at the golden gate bridge and some. >> fairly heavy traffic heading into the city from are in the agency kicked off its holiday maximum enforcement period wednesday all available chp officers will be on patrol until sunday at midnight of course, are looking for the regular things seat belt violations. speeding, distracted driving and signs of dui. well, it is expected to be a juror. i weekend as well conference chief meteorologist lawrence karnow here to talk about that. you can feel the lack of moisture in the air. you really can you get that offshore wind humidity levels are dropping down about 24%. the bay area. so. >> very dry, they're going to come up again a little bit overnight tonight. the good news is you a little more moisture the atmosphere. it's harder for the temperatures to cool off. so not going to be as cold out there tonight. you've got some partly cloudy skies. some high clouds up above, but a nice evening out there. the temperatures right now 56 in san jose this 54 in half moon bay 58 partly cloudy in the hayward 60 still in
alameda and santa tale. 57 degrees in san francisco and cooling off now in petaluma 50 degrees. but they've got some changes coming our way for the weekend. we've seen the high pressure kind of weaken a little bit. that's allowing for some of these high clouds to roll through overnight tonight that ridge of high pressure is going to strengthen again. and that means it's going to move most of clouds. well to the north. again, we're going to have a beautiful weekend ahead right now. you see that offshore wind is given way to more of an on shore breeze. so now see more of that breeze kicking in also a lot of mid to high level clouds begin to move across our skies. so if you're headed out there this evening should be a nice evening. it will be dry temperatures going to be cooling off into the 40's least 9 o'clock, at least it's some of the inland valleys. still a lot of clouds going to be drifting on overhead and maybe couple of patches of fog developing late tonight. but the temperatures are going to be up. last night. we had some overnight lows in the 30's tonight. we're talking 40's outside so not as cold and by day tomorrow. what a day it is going to be mostly sunny skies temperatures up in the 60's. even some mid 70's. thank you,
lawrence retailers ramping up security with shoppers out in full force on the hunt for black friday deals were going. >> show you where these police forces responded. plus windy weather toppled trees and led to thousands of southern california residents happy to go without power. what can we expect today. >> and later, a massive billion laces in southern california might just look like a pile of rocks, but it's much more than that. we'll much more than that. we'll explain. (swords clashing) -had enough? -no... arthritis. here. new aspercreme arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduces inflammation? thank the gods. don't thank them too soon. kick pain in the aspercreme.
>> right now. there's still a lot of people out there shopping at malls and stores all over the bay area looking for those black friday deals. but this year prices could be a little higher. analysts say this year people can expect to pay on average 5 to 17% more for toys clothing appliances, televisions. all of that compared to last year. this, of course, due to the shortages of shipping containers and truckers which have helped delay deliveries the same time inflation continues to creep up feelings among shoppers were little definitely some good deals, especially with the things i was looking at. i come in my daughter and i pretty much got >> the 32 getting so i'm pretty happy with every just. >> like there's barely any discounts and. there are more like went out shopping. well, like down expensive. not just kind of decided to do all
black friday stuff. starting like 2 weeks ago. >> we didn't see any big lines at the haas and a shopping center in dublin but big lines did form at the san francisco premium outlets in police on horseback patrolled the gilroy premium outlets from the black friday. the mall is open until 9 o'clock tonight. still have time people we spoke to say they felt comfortable being out and about today. first, rob fladeboe brings us up to date on the shopping and security. >> extra security here at the outlet shopping center in gilroy. included police on horseback. a good idea because horseback was among the fastest way to get around throng of shoppers that turned out looking for black friday bargains i i guess one say it didn't make a more doing the there was another security to as most people didn't seem too concerned about getting caught up in the organized theft occurring at shopping malls elsewhere in the bay area a
little bit. >> we obviously came really earlier. we're going to be leaving really hurley running out. i was okay and thinking about it now. more like i just want to go home because it's so crowded. haha the on management declined to comment on anything related to black friday. police did not respond to inquiries about its security detail. >> whether there were any reports of theft. one customer of the nearby home depot said he witnessed security chase another customer who left without paying for a car load of merchandise. >> it's just open the door in run out of the store. and they don't this run of the street. >> security issues aside, black friday was back in a big way here at the gilroy outlets. amid what one merchant says is pent-up demand for the kind of deals not found online and it appeared a few shoppers left regard would be that i could >> that we have something 70. but the gulf. that's the
that's one thing we bought something at 90's that that we have to get the next good. >> to read a for news. and after your black friday shopping, a number of local stores might see a large crowd of shoppers for small business saturday. according to a survey by lendingtree nearly half of americans are planning to shop at small businesses this weekend. they'll spend an average of $300.63. 1% of consumers say the pandemic. he's really strengthen their loyalty to small businesses experts estimate more than 20 billion dollars will be spent nationwide tomorrow. powerful winds continue across southern california, toppling trees and bringing down power lines. >> thousands of southern california edison customers remained without power today after the utility issued preemptive outages this week to try to prevent wildfires. no word yet on when the power will be restored. strong winds also toppled a tree that you saw earlier in granada hills
crushed the vehicle reporter erin myers shows us some of the damage. >> how you to the winds and definitely calmed down quite a bit today, but they were much stronger the past couple of days and cause quite a bit of damage. take a look at this sky on over here. tree landed on top of it. crews did remove that tree from the top of the vehicle was also all across the roadway. but now they still have to come out here and pick up the debris, which you can see over there. i can also show you the scene earlier. this is what it looked like. the tree on top of the sky and we're told by resident has happened here on the 17,200 block of hiawatha when the winds were much stronger a day or so ago, cruz once again out here this morning. they were able to move the tree out of the roadway quickly. but the damage already done. we spoke with the cousin of the man who owns the sky on. >> his car got, you know, crushed by the tree it was his very first car. so he was really heartbroken that she was teetering on the car because it was it just wasn't
stable yet. so i guess now is going to come by and pick up his stuff. he didn't have report it to the city and. >> and that wasn't the only tree to come down. yesterday we saw wind gusts reaching 70 plus miles per hour in some areas leading to more than 70,000 homes and businesses having their power shut off to reduce the chance of power lines, falling and sparking fires. thousands were still without power. as of this morning. today, we could still see windy conditions but not as strong as the last couple of days. but you will want to take precautions. still be careful on the roads, especially in those high profile vehicles. as for the fire danger. there is a red flag warning in place for parts of los angeles and ventura counties and the inland empire until 6 this evening with the dry windy and warm conditions if a fire starts, it can spread very quickly. fire departments have extra staffing in place and say to have an emergency plan and be ready to evacuate if asked. >> we have an update now. the red flag warning that was in effect in southern california. has ended because of the possible fire danger early. yes. so that's the good news. for more on the conditions
down there. here's lawrence. yeah, i think that's going to be not only over the next couple days. i think we're going to see maybe another week. we're going to deal with this. they didn't get the rain that we had. we had that wonderful atmospheric river roll through the bay area. so things fairly dry in southern california. they get those santa ana winds. we called the offshore flow here. the diablo winds, they're called the santa ana's in southern california come rolling over the santa monica mountain range and there you go. but now we're seeing a bit more of an on shore breeze. you see that along the coastline right now still gusty in spots. but overnight tonight, those winds are expected to subside a little bit and then actually by tomorrow afternoon maybe come out of the by late in the day. so the wind's going to switch it around a bit, giving them a break from all those gusty winds. they'll finally be able to cook the turkey dinner. some folks miss that yesterday with the power outages. but here we go. we've got a high pressure that is kind of breaking down a little bit right now. it's going to re strengthen as we head through the weekend, a weak front sliding through kind of fall apart for gorgeous sunset. but high pressure that big dome of high pressure sitting over head also
trapping a lot of the flu does right down near the surface. so you may have noticed that haze in the atmosphere around the bay area today, tomorrow you're looking at moderate amounts of a plume is building up in the north and the east and the south bay that we're looking pretty good along the coastline. high temperatures today. not bad at all running a little bit above the average for this time of year. 64 in san francisco. 64 degrees in oakland 67 a beautiful day in san jose 66 in lemore 67. also in concord and 65 degrees in santa rosa outside this evening. we're going to see a mixture stars in a few clouds. some high clouds up above. and because the clouds moving in and the moisture content up with a more of an onshore breeze. temperatures are going to be up as well. so not going to be as cold tonight for a couple of nights, a 30 degree temperatures and some of the valleys now things look like they're going to change again. high-pressure weekend a little bit. you see some of those clouds drifting over the top of that ridge. i think another cold front going head up to the 7 northwest springing them. another round of some heavy rainfall while the bay area. here you go. high pressure builds right back in.
we're talking about sunshine and above normal temperatures. they by tomorrow afternoon. again, some of these numbers are going to be even warmer than what we had today may be in the mid 70's in parts of the bay area. still some clouds going move through overnight tonight and then tomorrow morning waking up to mostly clear skies. maybe couple patches of fog. but after that, that is long gone leave in sunshine and then some fog moving in late day along the coastline. how about these numbers, though, tomorrow. what a way to start out your weekend 74 in livermore, 71 degrees in mount view about 70 degrees in mill valley. >> all right, lawrence. coming ikea is renting out an apartment and get this for just a buck a month. but the deal does come with some sacrifices will explain always a catch and it is the word of the year. actually, it's an abbreviation. we'll reveal more after the break.
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