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weekend marked by a stunning increase in smash-and-grab ce. yeah, but the question is, is it working. our conference. rob nesbit spoke with one store manager about some security changes. he joins us now. >> live in the studio to tell us that this is an expensive proposition is not. it is grant. vicki, the city is paying to have more officers in the square, but it's the stores that are paying the price inside spending thousands of dollars a month on guards isn't something the store gum sees as a long-term solution. >> police on every quarter is still a daily occurrence in san francisco's union square gump's vp of operations mark-paul bo is happy that the city's police department has committed to having a presence to the holidays but similar to other shops. he said to make his own changes. it are limiting the amount of people that are allowed into the stores at one time, gump's would normally have extended holiday hours, but not this year because of an increase of smash-and-grabs. if shoppers have reservations about being in the square they aren't
alone. we've had for over a year now since the incident here in union square you know what worked after dark and i don't blame them. the city police and the union square alliance have all reassured shoppers and store workers that union square is safe with more officers on patrol guns has invested in their own in-store security guards but at a high cost during some president time to beef up our security and provide a safe place for our customers and our employees is a cost that is not sustainable. long term for our business or for any business he understands that security is needed but says stores should not have to go it alone. it's time for the city to step up and to help the businesses. and as for those responsible for retail crimes. capalbo wants them held accountable for the broken glass stolen items and sense of fear. that's resulted. streets around union square are closed off to vehicle traffic after 07:00pm to reduce the chances of smash and grabs. but the pablo says
the changes made it more difficult for shoppers to find parking oftentimes reducing the amount of holiday shopping. they would normally see during the evening. >> live in studio. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. thank you, robin. this just in a second case now of the omicron variant has been detected in california. this time. >> los angeles health officials there say the person had traveled to south africa returning to la november 22nd. that person is fully vaccinated symptoms said to be improving a small number of close contacts have been identified and so far all have tested negative and have no symptoms. back here in the bay of the cannabis dispensary is offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction at least half a dozen people who broke into that store at an ongoing security measures minimize the loss. but it's quite forcefully call reports for us tonight. >> this comes at a time when legal dispensaries are really struggling to keep up with a booming black market.
>> it appears the only thing standing suspects attempting us cooperated in vallejo. >> was an alarm system and secure doors. otherwise the thousands of dollars it cost the dispensary to repair the damage caused during the break-in last week early monday morning could have been much higher. we don't like to let people when them definitely didn't >> and you know, we're to suspects never made it past the lobby and did not get away with any of the problem. >> and suspects. well. >> the dispensary sharing this photo of one of the cars believed to be involved in the break-in. the police department says it is working with more. >> have a small business and on. >> we're just trying to stay afloat. we're just trying to keep our employees employed. we're just trying to you know,
business, the dispensary is working with local elected leaders for help. with crime and possible tax relief. >> this as the california legislative analyst's office says illegal cannabis market sales double legal sales. this week in san francisco, the board of supervisors suspended the cities cannabis business tax for next year to support legal retailers and weaken the black market. we want to see, you know, more action. we really and impact of the black market to be taken down. >> fortunately, the dispensary says its operations have not been disrupted in phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. >> oh, boy, how right switch gears now and we will talk about the weather. golly, it was another warm day out there as we look live here. it's a now dark and that is the court use your term. golly and i thought you're going to see a goalie washer a lifeguard. our friend rob fladeboe likes to do our first chief meteorologists here to explain. not.
>> we're going to see some. >> we might see a couple of drops. no goalie washers, though, in the forecast this time around. but it looks like there's a change in the pattern now developing in that could portray a change that could bring us some rain in the not too distant future outside tonight. the clouds have gathered just a bit. what a change in the weather we had today, especially near the coastline much cooler temperatures. those temperatures dropping a good 10 degrees. and here you go. low forecast for you showing you the models here. and as we go through time as we get into next monday. there you go. your first chance of some rain moving in on monday just a few scattered showers with that one. another chance of showers as we get into thursday. and what's interesting, we get behind that system right there. it gets very, very cold a fortune. there's not a lot of moisture with it. but then another storm system lining up behind that. so looks like the door could be creaking open. i don't see a huge storm on the horizon. but things look like they'll get a little bit unsettled but not for the next couple days. tomorrow. yeah,
it will be cooler all around the bay area. more clouds on the way this weekend. slight chance of showers, though, by monday. appreciated lawrence big national story. now we're keeping an eye on the house of representatives has passed a spending bill that the government shutdown still loom, believe it or not, even as the house voted to fund the government through mid february. senate republicans still threatening to force a shutdown over vaccine mandates. our washington correspondent jessi tenure explained. >> good evening. >> the senate is expected to consider the stopgap spending bill ahead of tomorrow's midnight deadline. but it only takes one senator to stall the vote. >> this is so congressional leaders thought they struck a deal thursday to keep the federal government running through mid february. how do they explain to the public that they're shutting down government because they don't want people to get vaccinated, but the threat of a temporary shutdown. still looms ahead of friday's deadline with some senate republicans withholding support because of the biden administration's covid-19
vaccine mandates. we don't want the government shut. you know that to me even more important. i don't want an economic shutdown. kansas senator roger marshal argues federal vaccine mandates put hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake in his state. the benefits of stopping this outweigh any type risk utah senator mike lee. first wants a vote on their amendment to the fund, the mandates, the american people have a right to know through our votes where we stand. >> last month 15 gop senators including marshall lee and tennessee. senator marsha blackburn. >> wrote a letter saying they would use all means at their disposal to oppose vaccine mandates. i'm not an anti-vax. are. >> i've been vaccinated. but i am anti mandate. blackburn says it's up to democrats to remove the mandates and avoid a shutdown protecting the american people. >> and i think that we can do that. i think that the government can continue to run. they have the c r. i'm not going to vote for it. any one senator can cause a brief
government shutdown. >> but president biden hopes it won't come to that. i don't believe that will happen. >> and the stopgap bill would extend spending to february 18th keeping it current levels but also including 7 billion dollars to support evacuees from afghanistan in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> and coming up on kron. 4 news at 5. tell you about a major court victory for duchess meghan markle. >> and if you want to go to disneyland but haven't your tickets yet. we'll tell you why you could be out of luck. we're going to do it soon. will be right back.
>> if you might have been planning to try to get to disneyland this month. unfortunately. it's likely you're out of luck. if you didn't plan ahead. the resort is sold out of daily tickets and annual passholder reservations for the entire month of december. that's both disneyland and california adventure sold out. you still have a chance to see the parks holiday decorations after christmas, though, the reservation system at last check shows pretty much all of january is available and the decor is staying up through january 9th. a legal victory for meghan markle against a british media company. the london court of appeal dismissing an appeal from associated newspapers. >> after a judge rules that it invaded markle's privacy. this stemmed from a handwritten letter that the duchess wrote to her estranged father which
associated newspapers obtained and they published markle says the ruling is not only a personal win but also a victory for anybody who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right. so she ate a newspaper's claims that markle new parts of the letter would be published when she wrote it. it is now considering an appeal to the uk supreme court. >> still to come tonight at 5 major league baseball owners. locking out. the players will tell you what this means for the upcoming giant today season scrub 4 news at 5. we'll be right back.
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>> major league baseball is at a standstill as of last night. it is major league baseball's first work stoppage in a long time since the 9495 players strike longtime trump or sports for kate rooney joins us now to explain what's going on. it's a pretty complicated situations. they are going to try to break it down a little bit. it has been more than 30 years still made like this are calling it a lockout at 09:00pm last night. >> baseball's collective ing agreement expired and since the league and players union were unable to come to new terms before that time, the league is officially in this lockout. so what does that mean a lockout is essentially the opposite of the strike in which the employer in this case, major league baseball stopped the employees, the players from
working so that means no roster transactions, no contract negotiations, no communications at all between team officials and players. this walkout has been a pretty long time in coming. the owners and the players union have been trading proposals for a new cba throughout the year. but after 3 days of accelerated bargaining this week. they could not reach an agreement. there have been a flurry of free agent signings leading up to that expected work stoppage. and yesterday talking about one of those giants, president farhan -aidi was also asked about how the team is affected by this lockout. he didn't want to say too much. >> they're kind of communications and and transactional. limitations. and there's been a lot kind of written and out publicly said i don't want to kind of go into full details on that. obviously all the usual limitations that come with a lockout in terms of transactions and communications with. players specifically about. their
roles are on the team. those things will will be limitations, that we would be dealing with in that scenario. >> so if your favorite team hasn't signed a player. you want yet. you might be waiting a while. but the hope is this will all be resolved well before the start of the 2022 season. there have been 3 prior lockouts all before. 1990. so while ago. but no regular season games for ever missed. the expectation is that the league and the players union. we'll continue some fierce negotiations over the next several months. so we okay. we're hoping fingers crossed that they get it done before early march, which is pretty much when they would need to achieved that by in order to prevent games from being halted. all right. have a good feeling about it. sure. but i thanks, kate. happening holiday tree lighting ceremony in san francisco uncle john's tree in the golden gate park will be all lit up. >> you're looking at video from last year. the iconic cypress trees sits just
outside the mclaren lodge on the east side of the park, maryland and reid is going to do the honors of switching on the lights at 6 o'clock tonight. very shortly. the event also kicks off at the golden gate park's winter light season which features festive light installations through parts of the park. >> california is moving towards launching the nation's first heat wave ranking system. this would be similar to how hurricanes are ranked with forecasts. noting the number of potential heat related casualties instead of just giving high temperatures expected california's insurance commissioner and other delegates are expected to formally introduce legislation in january. officials say that categorization could help communities better prepare and reduce the number of heat related deaths. they hope to test the system in a few major cities starting next summer. >> all right. speaking to the weather. let's take a live look outside at the moment. this is your bay bridge
traffic moving along at quite a clip. quite a clip. it was warm here. certainly not hot. no heat wave, but over the summer, lawrence was a portland up in seattle. they had they had incredible. yeah. that was an incredible he had a and up into there. i i guess it's getting hotter and so it a reason. yeah. leaves to see how they break it care. see how they go with that. but tonight we're worried about flooding when think about that. but. >> we've got the king tide rolling back in the town. so here we go. so keep a bind. the king tides are coming back overnight tonight we're going to watch tide rise. in fact, almost to a 7 feet is going to be the tide. so you know, those areas that have a tendency to flood during the king tides unknown park. one of those spots. watch out going off some the off-ramps tomorrow in and around the bay we're watching for possible inundation that going to continue the peak of the tide's going to be just after 9 o'clock in the morning, then should begin to subside. but we'll see it come back again on saturday. tonight, the clouds have moved in. the fog is back. the temperatures are cooling down and that's a good
sign. want to break down that ridge of high pressure still and squeeze out 67 degrees in san francisco 64 in oakland, 70 degrees in san jose 66 in lemore 68 in concord and 68 in santa rosa. so above average in la. but now that on shore breeze really kind of kick it into gear air conditioning really going to flow all the way and only along the coastline. but i think the valleys by tomorrow afternoon as these temperatures are going to come way down across the board up above are seeing some high level clouds moving into our skies to from area of low pressure that's to our south. more. those clouds kind of mix in right now. so partly cloudy tonight with low clouds and fog in a couple high clouds up above tomorrow. you're going to see a mixture of sunshine and clouds. a much cooler temperatures around the bay area. mostly sunny this weekend. the exception of some passing clouds and the dry weather going to hold at least through the weekend. but after that everything begins to change that dome of high pressure finally showing signs of weakening not entirely going to be sticking around and next week. but i think as we work our way through the week. well, things are going
to change. drastically when said those hot temperatures tomorrow. we're talking about the released next week. we're talking about highs may be struggling to get out of 50's for highs. so it looks like a return more normal temperatures around the bay area highs tomorrow, though. i'm still going to be in the 50's and the 60's all around. maybe 70 degrees in morgan hill. that will be one of the warmer spots. then over the next couple days. here we go. temperatures cooling down into the weekend. slight chance of showers on monday. another chance the following thursday. all right, lawrence, coming up next, how the generosity of a state trooper saved thanksgiving for one college thanksgiving for one college student and her dog 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? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas.
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>> thanks to the generosity of an ohio state highway one college student and her dog were able to get home safely for thanksgiving. it's great story. jack shea has the story for us. >> on a whim. least gaffney, a student at east tennessee state university decided to take her dog. hank on a road trip to surprise a lisa's family in hudson with a visit for the thanksgiving holiday. she made it all the way to canton. but her heart sank when she heard an unusual noise as she was driving northbound on. i 77 at one. 45 am my back passenger tire exploded. so. >> we knew it was very cool, very dark, very nerve wracking. i was exhausted. >> fortunately for lease a
trooper with the canton post of the state highway patrol saw the minivan on the side of the highway and pulled over. i see you didn't really know what to expect. i didn't know that. you know, an officer could or would help change a tire in the first true for evan hill attempted to change the tire but discovered the spare tire was rested to the bottom of the minivan. so we some of the tow truck to help. the tow truck driver was also unable to change the rust out higher. >> but agreed to told them any bad or garage, that's when trooper hill offered to drive a lease gaffney. and hank to her parents home in hudson. some 40 minutes away. >> i just felt that had be. i'm ali says after trooper hill, make sure that she and hank got to hudson safely. they celebrated the thanksgiving that she and her family will never forget. >> police. captain says she wanted trooper held to be recognized for his act of
kindness. but realize that she did not have his name or badge. number. so she decided to call the post commander in canton to let the highway patrol know how grateful she is. you know, any number of really bad things to happen and and they do. and i'm safe. and hank was safe it's reassuring to know that there are people who take care of other people. check. >> great story. that was jack shea reporting for us. and before we leave, you know, of course, around christmas time california state capitol christmas time their governor newsome and other state leaders. the first partner are. >> about to light up the big old state capitol tree. it is a tonight with a 90 footer from just outside reading. and this is the looting actually actually signed water. but it's the 9 a annual christmas lighting and they have lived up yet. so on that note, that wraps it up for kron 4 news at 5. we're going to end to. >> you guys keep an eye on
that re-entry. sounds like they're giving you the rapids. that was i do think time to go. all right. well, tonight at 6 o'clock. coming we certainly appreciate vicki and grant president biden. >> puts out a plan to combat covid pandemic. this winter. but this is as the new omicron virus. variant has been detected in at least 4 other states. so it's going. >> the administration aims to keep americans safe from the new variant and union square looks a lot different these days after several stores step up security and board up their windows. we'll hear from one merchant says. >> he's had to make some tough >> he's had to make some tough decisions through all i didn't have health insurance, not because i didn't want it. i worried it was too expensive and i was having a hard time paying our other bills. but now, for the first time in our lives, i can do both. covered california makes health insurance easier in every way. with financial help for millions of us and free assistance to compare your options.
>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. >> it's time for the city to step up and to help the businesses tonight at 6, a high cost of safety. the san francisco police department is increasing patrols around union square. but. >> shop owners say the cost of more security in store is unsustainable. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne. and i'm pam moore stores in union square have had to make a number of changes this holiday season. that's because smash-and-grab crimes have become more common. well for but joins us live here in the studio with more on the help that one store managers asking for to keep shoppers and employees safe from. that's right. comes in union square has had to make several