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lebron has said he is fully adding in september. quote, i know i was very skeptical about it all but after doing my research and things of that nature. i felt like it was best suited not only for me but for my family and friends and that is why i decided to do it. obviously breakthrough cases happened and lebron james says fell victim to a breakthrough covid infection. it appears we'll continue to follow developments there and bring you updates as we get them. now to another big story we're following tonight at 5.30 state lawmakers held an oversight hearing today on learning loss and a drop in enrollment at california schools. it's been tough on the kids actually zavala explains what's driving the decline, how the legislature's hoping to help. >> difficult, as you can imagine, there's no question that this is the toughest time that we experienced in our lifetime, california, superintendent of public instruction. tony thurmond
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testifying in front of state lawmakers tuesday as schools across the state face chronic absenteeism and significant dips in enrollment. the oversight hearing with the state assembly budget and education finance committee's comes amid another year for schools in the pandemic and following another historic fire season in california. officials say chronic absenteeism is defined by students missing 10% or more of school. they say the percentages of it across california. have nearly tripled compared to 2 years ago. we are tenants crisis every great experts, presenting tuesday noting the attendance issues stem from an increase in covid cases, students, sticking with remote learning and older students, juggling family and work responsibilities. >> public school traditional. and charter public will tell you that inspiron seeing issues around a tendon that they are concerned about what that means for the fiscal cliff. >> going forward. but state lawmakers tuesday told education leaders funding should not be an issue this
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upcoming year. the state legislative analyst's office projects. a budget surplus that will contribute to 20 billion dollars. total available for education spending in the upcoming state budget. how exactly the money will be spent is to be debated but addressing staffing shortages and boosting teacher pay were brought up in the student engagement challenge. i want to. and while lawmakers and school officials discussed possible ways to get kids back in the classroom. the state's vaccine and mask mandates for california. students were mostly left out of the conversation which upset a group of parents inside the hearing room. shame on you. >> to tell you to stop firing staff, stop it. stop. these men, you. trump. it. >> a clear picture of how the legislature will move forward with addressing the absence in enrollment issues will come in january in sacramento. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> pfizer is expected to seek authorization for a covid vaccine booster for teenagers,
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ages 1617 right now the booster is only authorized for adults, 18 and older adults can get an extra dose 6 months after their second shot of pfizer or moderna's vaccine or 2 months after the single dose of the johnson and johnson vaccine the fda could approve the request from pfizer as soon as next week. in san francisco. homelessness is a very visible problem and many people on the streets are suffering from. >> mental health and drug abuse problems. well, today city officials provided an update on one of the programs that they hope will help people in need. our clifford has details. >> well, it's been a year since the city of san francisco launched its street crisis response team today, mayor breed and city officials provided an update on the program. the crisis response team is a joint effort between various city agencies and partners with the goal of helping people. we're suffering from mental health problems or substance abuse issues the idea is that instead of sending police
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officers to every situation. the crisis team can provide a more tailored response by sending the appropriate services based on the needs of the individual. the mayor says that since the program launched a year ago. they responded to more than 5,000 calls for help. >> as a major city. that's a very dense city. we know that their problems and challenges we have to face. but i got to say i'm so very proud and grateful to all of our public safety officials who are doing the work on the ground to try and keep people safe. i'm grateful to them for showing up in despite dealing with some of the most challenging of circumstances every single day. they still show up. >> the mayor also said today that in the upcoming city budget. she is pushing to add hundreds of additional beds to help care for people suffering from mental health and drug abuse problems in san francisco. charles clifford kron 4 news. >> but i we're talking about some changes in the weather. of course, today just beautiful out there all the way. the coastline of these
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temperatures are something else even record in san jose today. now clear as can be all the way to the coastline. that's way it's going to stay tonight. the one exception maybe into the we're going to see that offshore wind kicking in and that could bring a couple of patches of fog back in that direction. but look at the big dome of high pressure just sitting over head sending any chance of rain. well to the north of the bay area, the pacific northwest in the can and they continue to get the rain, but we stay dry as high pressure builds in behind cold front, the kind of passes on through. but then things change next monday. this model. this is one of the computer models were using tracks a chance some showers moving in the bay area. not only that may be opening things up a little bit to another chance of rain coming in, the following a thursday and possibly into friday. in fact, the cold air on the backside of that storm system so cold we could be talking about snow across the bay area mountaintops that will hold true. now that is one computer model. we'll have to wait and see how that pans out. some of
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models are disagreeing right now. well, they are agreeing on us temperatures tomorrow. going to be something else that's going to be a beautiful day even along the coastline 60's and 70's out near the beaches, got a lot of 70's inside the band something we're thinking about 30's for overnight lows going to get cold in some spots. but boy, some 80's a real possibility by tomorrow afternoon in the south bay temperatures up the mid 70's and a pleasant and 73 in brentwood. you're looking at some nice numbers all around the bay area a little bit cooler as you approach the coastline but not by much. and sunny and dry everywhere you go. thanks. the nation's top financial officials testified before. >> a senate committee today. the topic inflation and the pitfalls of the latest covid variant, washington correspondent alexandra limon reports. >> good evening the treasury secretary says the economy is recovering much faster than expected but officials warn that progress could still be forwarded. treasury secretary janet yellen calls the country's economic recovery
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remarkable. >> we're averaging half a million new jobs per month since january gdp now. exceeds its pre pandemic levels. but fed chair jerome powell says the pandemic could still reverse that progress after the detection of a new covid-19 variant greater concerns about the virus could reduce people's willingness to work in person. >> which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify supply-chain disruptions. powell says that could fuel more price increases supply chain problems have made it difficult for producers to meet strong demand, particularly for goods. increases in energy prices and rents are also pushing inflation upward, but powell says most experts still believe inflation will decrease significantly over the next year. >> and in an effort to help the fed may stop its aid to the bond market sooner than expected. officials are also concerned about the harm that will come if congress fails to increase the nation's debt
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limit in the next 2 weeks. we will eviscerate our current recovery. >> in a matter of days the majority of americans would suffer financial pain secretary yellen says not increasing the debt limit could mean social security recipients and military members won't get paid. >> and eventually could lead to a deep recession. secretary yellen also urge the senate to pass the build back better plan saying it could help with problems like the child care crisis and get more parents back into the workforce. but opponents say. >> pumping more money into the economy could also make inflation worse reporting in washington. alexandra limon. in a victory for gun control advocates. a federal court has upheld california's ban on high capacity magazines. the decieion. >> came after 2 judges last year ruled that the state ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear
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arms. will today the 9th circuit court called the law a reasonable and appropriate in the interest of reducing gun violence, various gun owners rights groups plan to appeal. and governor gavin newsome reacting to that ruling by tweeting weapons of war don't belong on our streets. this is a huge victory for the health and safety of all californians. coming up on kron 4 news presale tickets for bottle rock 2022 they're set to go on sale will tell you when. >> and warning tonight for parents and santa this holiday season. why lawmakers want people to be careful about the kinds of toys kids are getting. >> and it will cost you more to cross the bay bridge in the new year. find out how much more you'll have to pay up.
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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♪give my regards to broadway!♪ ♪remember me to herald square!♪ ♪tell all the gang at forty second street♪ ♪that i will soon be there!♪ ♪whisper of how i'm yearning♪ ♪to mingle with the old-time throng!♪ ♪give my regards to old broadway♪
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♪and say that i'll be there, 'ere long!♪ >> all right. we're taking you outside live at the bay bridge from our bay bridge camera. appreciate it. while you can it's going to cost drivers a little extra across the bay bridge starting january. first the toll jumps from $6 to $7. it's priced act is a part of a ballot measure that was passed in not just inflation. there. meanwhile, tickets for 2022 bottle. rock music festival in the napa valley will be going on sale next week even though the lineup hasn't been announced yet. so. >> got to trust them festival set to return to its
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traditional calendar spot on memorial day weekend. the event this past year had to be pushed to labor day due to the pandemic. napa county residents kid a head start. they can buy tickets starting next monday and then holiday presales will be available to the general public next tuesday beginning at 10:00am. and we'll be ri
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parents. they may want to double check their kids christmas lists. a hearing on capitol hill today is focusing on. >> hidden holiday hazards like counterfeit toys with those really small parts that kids can accidentally swallow washington correspondent jessi tenure report. >> good evening, lawmakers use this as an opportunity to demonstrate the dangers of some of these common items that they say many still aren't aware of. >> he's been cell batteries are a menace, connecticut senator richard blumenthal warns apart in many toys and holiday decorations since thousands of kids to the emergency room every out easily. swallowed and for some ingesting button. batteries can turn deadly to was blue and she was lifeless trista hand. smith's daughter rees died before her second birthday from complications of swallowing a button battery when sees batteries are removed from emergency surgery actually can continue to burn and her stead according to the american academy of pediatrics
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there were 3500 button battery ingestions in 2020, but it estimates that only 11% of the true total since it's not required to record or report these cases unfortunately, i'm not the first, nor will it be the last parent to have to love this nightmare. lawmakers want to change that blumenthal in tennessee. senator marsha blackburn introduced a bill in reese's honor to require warnings and proper fastening zaun these batteries you don't expect that to be a hazard blackburn also wants online retailers to combat the growing number of counterfeit toys made overseas by manufacturers that don't always follow us regulations. the have the insight in to clear these products are coming from. >> that's why the senators are working to increase funding and support for the main government watchdog, the u.s. consumer product safety commission. make sure. >> holidays are really time joint. not rashly. >> and the commission just released its annual report that found emergency rooms
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treated nearly 200,000 toy-related injuries last year in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> rising inflation will hit your pocketbook. if you want to give your loved one. the 12 days of christmas getting a partridge pear tree to 12 drummers drumming that will cost you more than $41,000. pnc bank is calculated. the christmas price index. every since 1984, the price plunged last year during the pandemic. this year's cost. it's about $2000. more than 2019 now buying 7 swans. a swimming. that's the most expensive item and more than $13,000. who does that was a bit to make a bank. i and they don't much. you can see, you much to do if sit around calculate but. >> but we're going to calculate the and that's, i think, more important. >> yeah. i agree live here at the at the golden gate bridge. >> that expect how about some christmas cookies yeah. that's
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the happy with that right on both heart are and a park for those what could be scared you shake and they all stick with the cookies. got a point. guys. lot of sunshine around the bay area. what a day it has been today. we had one record in san jose of 73 degrees. but all around beautiful clear skies. looking clear out there now, but just gorgeous out toward the golden gate bridge and is free of fog. we did start out with some fog early that is long gone. well, the air quality yes. been hazy out there as well. i think tomorrow again, you'll see some of those hazy conditions, high pressure sitting over head and then you get an inversion of beneath that and all of a sudden you start to trap some of the pollutants near the ground. that's what you get that haze out there makes for some beautiful sunrise and sunset. you got a lot of colors, but the going to be building up again tonight. well, you can see a little bit of an on shore breeze right now, but not much of one. i think we'll see more of a northerly wind beginning to develop throughout the night tonight and that north wind is really
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what's going to crank up the temperatures outside high-pressure already overhead kind of rebuilding reestablish itself. once again, if you want rain, you've got to have all the way up to seattle and portland to find some raindrops are here not just some offshore winds and clear skies tonight, models picking up on a going to be a little blustery over the mountain top specially in the north bay tonight and maybe some breezes down below but not by much. and then that's really going to set the stage for what looks like an incredible day weather-wise tomorrow. probably the warmest day of the week with these temperatures going to soar in the 70's and maybe even a couple 80's. so tonight, clear and cool bit of a mountain breeze out there tomorrow. mostly sunny and again warm and probably some records to be had. more sunshine on the way with this dry weather pattern. fact that ridge of high pressure just going to kind of settle in for tomorrow and as it does the perfect pattern setting up to get that offshore wind again. and the warm temperatures just about everywhere you go. not only here but around the state. how about this 76 degrees in monterey on december 4, 70 degrees in santa barbara 79 in los angeles, 76 degrees in
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bakersfield around the bay area. very similar temperatures. in fact, we may see a couple low 80's in the santa clara valley. temperatures there in the san jose proper about 7582 in morgan hill about 74 degrees in santa rosa. and the next few days. here we go. those temperatures staying warm as we head into thursday going to cool down slightly next week. there is a slight chance of showers on monday and much cooler weather expected rounding out the following week. all right, lawrence, next on the news. at 5, a royal family member coming under fire for commenting on the skin tone of carrie. >> and meghan's kids. but who was the author of a new book claims he knows will have. claims he knows will have. >> after the break. i was hit by a car and needed help. claims he knows will have. >> after the break. i called the barnes firm. that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
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able to trace back, though, to the comment was made by charles to camilla over breakfast the day their engagement was announced. it was innocent benign. there was nothing and even if it was innocent, it does not mean that it wasn't racial. there's no question that that megan harry right as harry put it, shocking and awkward. but i don't think it was the in the in the win races to the way that was then made out to be just hours after this claim made headlines. the palace issued a denial saying charles never had this conversation calling the claims, quote, fiction there. the emperor's of denial and have rock solid sources that verified. this is what happened. you stand by. absolute stand by everything in the book in brothers and wives out now, anderson also claims one final blow that lead exit was when the queen removed harry and meghan's photo from her 2019 christmas speech. as for the deep rift between william and harry. right now it looks like they did with each other. but, you know, we'll have to wait and
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see. i mean, it's a toss up. hey, make sure you tune in to e t tonight because we have the usually private sandra bullock opening up about divorce and her thoughts on getting remarried for entertainment tonight. i'm kevin frazier. a lot of controversy in entertainment tonight tonight indeed to prince charles was in barbados, barbados, just a. >> became a republican right. there are no longer part of the coming 3 and i was there for a big ceremony. certainly around the world. the. the people are watching the royal says as they they sometimes do always been isn't true. and the entertainment tonight to get the full story at 7.30 on kron. 4 news at 5. that is it for us. the news at 6 is next. a lot more ahead there. our coverage continues with pam moore and ken way. all right. grant, thank you. thank you very much. coming up, tonigot at 6 o'clock oakland's police chief speaking out about the violence that's plaguing his city. this after the city has
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promised to add more officers to the force, the steps the department is taking to tackle crime smash-and-grab robberies becoming much more common in the bay area. tonight we're talking to the president of the retail association. >> he's calling these crimes domestic terrorism. i'm ken wayne. i'm pam moore. the news wayne. i'm pam moore. the news at 6 is next. from one moment to the next, our kids become the most important part of our lives. and even though the years pass, that never changes. we never stop worrying about them. that's why it's important to have health insurance. with covered california, we got a plan we could afford. it includes free preventive care, like cholesterol and blood-pressure checkups. because even though they grow up, they'll always be your baby. covered california. this way to health insurance. enroll by december 31st at coveredca.com. hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word... but if slow upload speeds turns your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me?
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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. this is
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challenging moment for all of us. and particularly those in uniform to go out there every day to address this. >> now it's 6 oakland's police chief is addressing the challenges his officers are facing the day after the city promised to add more officers to the force. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne. and i'm pam moore. there have been 127 homicides in oakland so far this year. she's around. armstrong says he hopes recruiting and technology will help us department tackle crime. kron four's rob nesbit has been following oakland's response to this increase of violent crimes and he joins us now live from our newsroom with more on the changes. rob. >> ken and pam chief leronne armstrong says police recruitment will help make oakland streets safer. but he also believes security cameras will make a difference. 2 minutes and 7 seconds of silence was chief leronne armstrong honor the 127 homicide victims in oakland this year. >> oakla

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