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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news at 6. >> and welcome to the kron 00:00am morning news. thank you for joining us. it is december 30th eve to eve on new will trend. it's 6 o'clock in the morning. if you are watching us this morning. you probably have a few more days of work under your belt. john shrable joins us now to tell us how cold and whether or not we'll even have rain today. >> no rain today we're here to say that after a few days, honestly, we over a week of rainfall and snowfall in the sierra nevada. it's nice to have a longer than just a 6 hour break from it. we're going to be looking at a solid lead right next 4 days, actually. so today, tomorrow new year's day and sunday. all looking absolutely gorgeous just staying on the cool side so you can put away the umbrella. the rain jacket from
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it. don't put away those extra layers to stay cozy looking outside this morning at san francisco skies are nice and clear. we are going to be seeing clear skies not just for the bay today. look at that nice and quiet in the sierra to southern california still holding underrated snow before it exits the region later on futurecast shows these dry skies not just today but lasting through tomorrow for new year's eve. if you are stepping out for new year's eve. just make sure to bundle up for it as it will be so, so cold during those evening hours. temper on sate elbow and many other spots in the north there. the 30's this morning oakland you're sitting at 42 maybe an easier commute for many of us. but right now we still have a couple of issues. >> have had a couple of problems out there, but nothing to really stop us. just slows down a little bit as you're traveling into the city right now. a little under 9 minutes for your drive. time to make it to that fremont street exit. here's another accident. northbound 8 80's just south of market street. so you're traveling to the maze right now. the only major seen is a long 8.80, as you're
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hitting the roads this morning just give yourself a little more time as you're out there traveling into the city. we talked about a little under 9 minutes as you're traveling along 8580. it will take you a little under 8 to 12 minutes traveling crockett down towards the maze heading across towards the peninsula about 14 minutes. there and we'll leave you with a look at 6.80 southbound dublin to fremont to 62 about a 13 minute drive will. back to you. >> rain. our top story this morning continues to be covid-19 the surge that we're seeing across the country and right here in the bay area. the seven-day average of new covid cases in our country topping 280,000 cases and that surpasses the previous record set in january of this year and because of the surge, several bay area counties are changing tear mask mandates. their mask mandates starting today kron 4. sarah stinson is live in san francisco to tell us why it is so urgent for them to do that. sarah. >> oh, well, he's helped
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officers there trying to curb it that the coronavirus and specifically the omicron variant cases that have just really gotten out of control. so they're just putting this mask mandate in place just a temporary one so that they can try and get it all under control. they want to put any lockdowns in place. they thought maybe we'll put a mask mandate place and that starts today. until january 31st. so really just one month wearing your mask indoor in indoor settings like jim and this is happening in 5 bay area counties, including the city of berkeley, beginning february first in san francisco, though health care workers, people who work in high-risk settings will be required to have that booster shot as well. mega events in san francisco will also require people to show proof of full vaccination and a booster shot alameda sonoma counties. well san francisco putting this temporary mask requirement in place as well as the city of berkeley starting today. contra costa
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county announced its indoor for all on tuesday. we spoke with disease expert at ucsf to hear why it's so crucial to have mask on indoors during this search. >> you think about it. jim said aria, for example, a lot of aerobic activity. people expelling a lot of a virus in the air and it's indoors. it's going to be risk air. >> and california was the first state to record 5 million known covid cases. and that's why bay area health officials are saying we need to do something to try and lower the amount spread that we're seeing because right now we're seeing a lot of spreading of the omicron cases very, very contagious, at least our hospitalization rates are below or so. that's good. again, this indoor mask mandate in place for those 5 counties. plus the city of berkeley from today until january 31st will. >> thank you so much, sarah, for that report. and this talk
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about the masks that we are all using the surge in omicron cases. well, they're at they're having many experts telling us that we might want to upgrade our masks. here's the reason. at the very least we should try to get our hands on those light blue three-ply surgical masks, stronger and 95 or kn 95. those masks are even better. here's the reason why experts say those cloth masks, which i currently use. they're not really good, especially when we are indoors. so get the surgical masks that the doctors tend to use. and starting on february 1st. if you want to see the warriors player go to any event at all at the chase center. you're going to have to get boosted. the announcement was made along with the golden state warriors as they try to adjust to the spread of the omicron variant people. if you want to go, you have to get boosted at least a week before the date of the event, you have to prove it to them. also, people under 12 years are under that age. well, you have to prove that you're fully vaccinated or
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provide a negative test within 24 hours of the event that you want to go to. the fda says at home covid tests to may not always be as effective to detect omicron variant, as you may think saying the virus could possibly diminished test performance. but doctors and researchers right here in the bay area. they say the at-home antigen tests are still important and mostly accurate kron four's taylor. the psac ii has this has the story. >> as at home. covid-19 antigen test flr off the shelves at your local stores. some people are now questioning their accuracy in detecting the omicron variant some doubts have been raised after the fda put out this report on tuesday reading, quote, early data suggests that indigent tests do detect the omicron variant but may have reduced sensitivity fda didn't do anybody any favors today by reporting out sensitivity. >> what they should have been reporting out his negative predictive value which is different cut on the you know, when you this and 2 by 2
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table. it's a different cut if you have a negative test asher. can you how positive can you be that it's negative that's truly negative. the answers you know, but they're 45 cases per 100,000 in san francisco, for instance, the vast majority and by the fast, i mean, 99% of negative tests are going to be true negatives. >> professor of epidemiology at ucsf doctor george rutherford disagrees with how the fda put out this information saying the antigen tests are performing well with detecting true negative cases fda's give you a different statistic. >> but, you know, you'd like the thing to perform a little bit better. but given the. relatively low rate of disease. it's you know, that's performing like well, however. >> doctor rutherford reiterate what we already know about the at-home tests that timing is crucial in the pcr molecular tests are the most accurate option. here's the timing with it. >> if you do it too early, it's not going to pick it up. that's not a fault of the
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test. it's it's just the timing of it. if using the at-home rapid tests. doctor rutherford says you can count on accurate results as long as you test twice a couple days apart. >> i'm taylor reporting kron 4 news. >> the san francisco department of public health is monitoring a large covid break outbreak at a homeless shelter. the outbreak was discovered last week at the division circle navigation center in the mission district right now. there's no definitive number of cases confirmed. but there are reports that he could be as high as 50 cases. that's cases. according to the san francisco department of public health. many of those who tested positive are asymptomatic with some guests experiencing mild symptoms last year. the city's largest shelter m s c south. so one of the largest outbreaks at a shelter with more than 90 residents and 10 staff members tested positive kron 4 reached out to the san francisco department of homelessness and housing services which funds
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the shelters for comment and so far we have not heard back from them. after living in a pandemic for nearly 2 years in about 3 months from now, we would have been in it for 2 years in the u.s. experts say the virus is not only a threat to your physical health. but it's taking a toll on our mental health. one family. a therapist says he's noticing more of what he calls covid whiplash. i'm seeing catastrophic thinking i'm seeing excessive worry. >> i'm seeing people losing sleep. i'm seeing people basically having a hard time getting through their day. i tell people that, you know, the best thing to do is to focus on, you know, maintaining some kind of normalcy in your life. sticking to your routines and trying to focus on what you do have control. >> i suggest exercise that important for mental health now he suggests that people do whatever it takes to reduce anxiety and focus on what they have as opposed to what you use to have. taking a live
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look at sfo this morning. chaos continues in airports all across the nation this morning we're talking about covid a shortage of workers coming into the airlines and also, of course, the weather so flights are being canceled across the country. more than 3,000 flights since monday cancellations began to spike the day before christmas during the busy holiday travel season. so right here at bay area airports. take a look at your screen right now. we're seeing 35 flights at sfo canceled in oakland. we're looking at 3 and in san jose, 9 flights have been canceled. for the latest covid updates. you can scan the qr code on your screen. we'll take you to our website. will you find everything you need to know when it comes to covid and including travel restrictions we are monitoring. what's the cdc is saying and we'll pass that along to you. still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news. a new year means new rules for our state's schools
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will take a look at some of the new laws that will start in just a couple of days from now. >> and after the break, the sierra sees a record snowfall. this is a live look at tahoe this morning. we'll take a look at how much more snow needs to come down before we're even average when it comes to water. yes. still not back to picture perfect the tahoe yet as far as travel goes sfo, though, should be a pretty smooth ride today as we have calm clear and dry conditions. >> as we round out this year, we're going to be staying that way both today and tomorrow highs in the 50's and lots of sunshine. your forecast ahead. >> and a completely different picture today what we had yesterday out on our roadways will get a look at your drive times. once we get back from break.
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>> and welcome back. taking a time lapse video. look at the snow piling up at tahoe. this is somebody is backyard and look at all that snow coming down over the last few weeks. the storm system actually dumping more than 16 feet of snow in the area. with more snow headed that forces you talk to a local scientist about the record snowfall. >> record breaking snow level in december 2021 210 inches and we still have a few days to go in the previous record was held in 1970 and that was a 179 inches. so we've blown
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that out of the water. andrew schwartz is the station manager and lead scientist a uc berkeley central sierra snow laboratory. the lab has been tracking snow variables in the sierra from year to year for the past 51 years. he says december is not the only record breaking month for 2021. we are also now officially the snowiest october, november and december on record going back to he talked about the role of climate change plays and how snow levels could differ. widely from year to year. so we're used to breaking records and with climate change continuing. we're expecting to see this larger year to year variability and even must to variability. so it's something that we do expect to see to a certain extent, but it is still a little bit surprising when it does happen. >> after several years of drought and the state of california. even with the record breaking snowfall. only 70% of the seasonal average
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has been accumulated. we're looking for about another 11000, 20 inches before we can get to an average season which went for months. >> it's possible and probably and then anything past that will help go towards the current release of the drought that we're in the california department of water resources for a snow pack. survey of the season will be a key indicator of where things it's an exciting time because we can start to compare the broader sierra nevada region and the snow with those snow course readings throughout the past and see where we're actually in terms of our snow pack and how far above average we actually are has but you on for >> let's take a look at the weather john use all that record snowfall coming down is it too much too quickly, though. i mean, we might want to spread this out a little bit. i mean, it was for a few days, at least when you just have snarled traffic up in the sierra nevada. as long as we don't have significant belt off in a short period of time
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and we keep that snow pack. we should be good to go. we are seeing a lot of snow up there. so if we had a mass of warm up that would mean potential flooding. but for now we don't have any best warmups in the forecast. that means a lot of that is just going to stick around. nice, healthy snowpack that will hopefully carry us through those winter. you can see i 80 is just fine. this morning. we have seen crews out there really trying to get the upper hand on it because a lot of people are going to be driving today through sunday. that four-day break from the rain and the snow now from october first to now we have seen massive and rapid improvements in the state's drought. this was october. 1st start of the water year. most of the bay area was in a room that's exceptional drought as we've advanced through the past few months we've seen big improvements and just last week, only a portion of the bay area was in that deep maroon exceptional drought. look at what this last week of rain did for us. we have completely room that exctptional drought from not just the bay but almost the entirety of the state. only a
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sliver of the very northern tier. the state still in that category of drought. extreme drought still grips the central valley as well as portions of the east bay severe drought for most of the bay area itself. and i know that sounds bad, but it is a big improvement. for more. we have been. but it's going to take some more rain and more snowfall to climb as further out of the situation. we've been in. but this is such good news in a really big change of pace in a short period of time. severe drought as well for the sierra nevada, which was once gripped in that exceptional drought as well. so this is very good news. good updates this morning. of course, we're not completely out of the woods just yet. we are seeing heavy rainfall for la this morning. some snow on the grapevine. the bay area this year. though, have quieted down which at this point. we kind of need and also have kind of heard a few dry days ahead of us is definitely something we can appreciate today, tomorrow, saturday into sunday keeping this dry and cool trend of weather around you see that here in future cast a mostly sunny day ahead of us. we'll keep that sunshine around
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through tomorrow and crystal clear skies for new year's eve that will contribute to some really cold evening lows friday night to saturday. so if you are going to be out and about for new year's eve. make sure to be very bundled up as we will be so cold will still drive the sunday before monday, the return of rainfall. should this low dive deep into the bay area will receive more rain from it. it starts to the north of us. it will be a lighter dose of rainfall regardless next week does take a turn for the weather. so do prepare for that. the sierra nevada will also be cranking up the snowfall yet again. as for today's daytime highs will be solid 50's across the region. solid low 50's. so not a lot of change in temperatures just yet. daytime highs remain cool, which is actually good news because we are going to keep the snow this year. as i mentioned, san jose at 53 degrees freeman up to hayward, egypt. 52 while oakland up to richmond. also right at 52 degrees each fillet napa sonoma at 51 for your daytime highs. well, santa rosa and mill valley 51 as well,
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tomorrow's temperatures don't change pretty much at all compared to today's evening lows or daytime highs friday night into saturday gets cold for new year's eve stays chilly through sunday next week looks cool as well as showers return right now. john, thanks to that. okay. along 8.80. we've been tracking this accident here is just south of market street. and as you can see. >> we are starting to see some delays because of that. no major issues, though along 24 or 5.80, or 13. so that's the good news as you're traveling this morning. what you do reach the foot of the maze. a little under 9 minutes heading into the city right now along 5 1880 as you're traveling through every villain berkeley. i don't see any major hazards. we had an earlier accident in richmond that has been cleared off of 80 heading across towards the peninsula about a 40 minute drive for you. there out of richmond heading across towards sandra fell. you can make that commute in a little under 9 minutes of traffic is pretty light this morning for the most part with the exception of an accident along 8.80 as you're traveling crockett down towards the maze about a 15 minute drive and
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we'll leave you with a look at the south bay. 2 3785 82. no major issues will back to you. ok. right now we go from bay area roads to dc where in just a few hours from now. president biden. he will hold a call. >> with russian counterpart vladimir putin in a bid to de-escalate tensions over ukraine. more than 100,000 russian troops there station along the border and u.s. intelligence officials, they are warning that russia could be planning to launch an attack as soon as next month. but putin. he denies this jessi tenure joins us live from dc this morning. not doing covid, but more biden administration. good morning, jesse. good morning to you as well. well, as senior administration official tells us that the u.s. has not seen any efforts by russia to lower tensions. and so later today the president is going to reiterate with that could mean for payton. >> good to see you again. president joe biden and his russian counterpart, vladimir putin will speak for the
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second time this month. today as the u.s. continues to pressure russia to draw down its military presence near ukraine's borders. i am absolutely confident we've got following their call it the beginning of december. the president stressed he was clear what would happen if putin invaded ukraine will be severe consequences. the economic consequences like whoever saves a senior administration official says president biden will take the same approach later today. >> offering diplomatic solutions but threatening sanctions. gooden has warned russia would be forced to act if nato expands its military capabilities into ukraine. our teams have been in constant contact us and russian officials plan to sit down for security talks in geneva january 10th on wednesday. president biden did not rule out meeting face to face with putin. we'll but the 2 leaders are not expected to participate in the talks. and meetings will continue that week of january between russia
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and nato officials over security issues as well. >> live in washington. i'm jessi tenure, ok. thank you, jesse, for that report. coming up after the break, the latest on a missing skier in this year who has not been seen since christmas day. we'll have more on the search efforts.
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area. they are continuing the search for this man here. rory and chalabi. the 43 year-old truckee man. >> he hasn't been seen since christmas day after skiing at the northstar resort markie. martin has the very latest on the search efforts. >> california, search and rescue teams now on day 5 in their search for 43 year-old. rory and chalabi. the expert skier and avid outdoorsman. when up north star mountain for christmas day ski run and never came home. sergeant mike powers with the placer county sheriff's office says sometimes even the best skiers get themselves into deep. a lot of the very experienced years will have a lapse in judgment that will try to do fresh powder will try to do the more between are out of bounds type area powers believes that may be what happened to and jelani who was skiing in conditions similar to this video taken from nearby heavenly mountain resort during the same snow
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storm that was falling when he disappeared. we have to be rea istic. anybody surviving both sort of extreme conditions is extremely rare. >> conditions. so bad the search had to be stopped at least once for the safety of everyone involved. we picked it up again. >> one day and again, horrific conditions white out. really cold temperatures heavy, heavy snow fall. searchers have used every tool available. >> from snowcats to cross country skis to a black hawk helicopter powers warning that while resorts may cater to your every win scheme is not without its risks. you may be a luxurious resort where a quarter mile away at the bottom of the hill are half mile is every amenity you can imagine and vystar resteraunts. but at the top of the hill. you really are in the elements and it really could in an instant turn to a life or death situation. as for this search sergeant powers says time and hope are running out even an experienced mountaineer with all the proper equipment
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heading out there with the intent to to whether this type of store. >> would be very hard pressed to survive in the only reason we've kept it up this long is because he is so experienced team has been in the back country. >> still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news, a jewelry store targeted by thieves in san francisco. now business leaders, they're hoping that the city of san francisco steps in to help them out. (swords clashing) -had enough? -no... arthritis. here. aspercreme arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduces inflammation? thank the gods. don't thank them too soon. kick pain in the aspercreme.
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>> and welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news. it's 06:30am in the morning today is your day to get a lot of work done yesterday. we never take a break from the rain, but taking sunshine but clear and cold today that's exactly it. what a change of pace, not necessarily as first temperatures go. >> but we are seeing at least dry conditions. now today compared to yestsrday temperatures are going to be right around the same. so you can get rid of the rain jacket, tre umbrella stash those away for 4 days ahead of us but make sure to keep on to those other layers as you venture outside to walk the dog, maybe go on that hike. i know i'm going to be getting back out there because i've been hunkered down the past few days. your view outside coit tower is looking nice and clear. we don't have any rainfall out there this morning. not across the bay and no snow across the sierra crews are working their best to get ad back into optimal conditions. can definitely get up there and 80 or 50. i'm in
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today through sunday are the days to do it. just head back on sunday as we'll get some new rain and snow on into monday of next week. today, mostly sunny skies. there will be a few clouds from time to time. but nothing that's going to block out that brightness about to be a really beautiful sunrise, actually now on into tomorrow night expect really cold conditions. this is a look at what it looks like around midnight on friday night for your new year's eve. no chance of rainfall. that's for sure. but it will be very chilly. so bundle up for your new year's eve. 30's and 40's for current temperatures bundle up. if you're stepping outside this morning too. temple run at 39 oakland sitting at 42. we've got rain back in the studio and she's got a look at traffic. >> as we are back today and we have a couple of things you need to know about if you're hitting the roads right now like this accident, northbound, 8.80, just south of market street. so the silver lining is a long 24 along 5, 8013, no accidents or delays. it's 8.80. that's pretty backed up beca se of that accident. there. another one, this one out in sausalito southbound. 1 one north over
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dale avenue. so we're going to keep a close eye on that as conditions continue to build there traveling from the east bay into the city right now. little under 9 minutes heading across towards the peninsula. you're at about 13. so traffic is picking up and no major issues there out of richmond across towards sandra fell about a 7 minute drive this morning and along 80 here crockett down to the maze here at about a 60 minute drive. will. back to you. >> rain. a lot going on this morning. we are still covering covid it is the dominant story in the country and right here in the bay area as we continue to see a surge in cases the seven-day average of new covid cases in the country now topping 280,000 cases and that beats the record that we set last january. so not january 2020, january 21. so it just in the same calendar year. this is forcing a lot of counties to change their mask mandates. affective immediately kron 4. sarah stinson is live in san francisco with the details.
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sarah. >> well, you asked me why is this mask mandate going into place earlier. well, none other to blame. then omicron continues to drive cases and it is not good. so that's why local health officials are saying we need to do something. they don't want to lock down. they need to do something to curb these cases. that's why 5 bay area counties. plus the city of berkeley putting this temporary mandate to place. it goes into effect today. through january 31st everyone must wear a mask inside spots regardless of vaccination status for talking about places like gyms and offices beginning february first in san francisco health care workers and people who work in high-risk settings will be required to have that booster shot. mega events in san francisco require people to show proof of full vaccination and a booster shot alameda m or n sonoma and counties
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putting this temporary mask requirement in place as well. city of berkeley starting today. contra, costa county announcing its indoor mask requirement for all on tuesday. we spoke with an infectious disease expert at ucsf to hear why it's so crucial have mask on what we experience yet another surge. >> send aria, for example. a lot of aerobic activity. people expelling a lot of a virus in the air. and if it's indoors, it's going to be risk air. >> yeah. and speaking of riskier, california, the first state in the country to reach 5 million known cases and that is a lot so these bay area health officers putting this temporary mask mandate place basically for one month trying to, you know, curb the case rate because we're only at the brink of what we're dealing with we haven't yet really seen the numbers from christmas and we still have
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new year's. so after that we may see those cases increase even more says kind like they're getting ahead. is it a little bit, but they want to make sure that they do something to stop the spread will. it is so contagious. but at least our hospitalization rates have remained 7 at love. >> that's the good news. as it's mild symptoms that you have to quarantine. so our hospitals aren't overrun with patients. but it's not going anywhere anytime soon. thank you, sarah, for that report. the tournament of roses confirming that saturday's rose parade will go on as planned despite the recent rise in covid cases event. officials say they remain confident in their ability to host the parade in a responsible manner that keeps everyone safe, including, of course, the participants organizers. they were fearful that rising infections might force them to cancel it. but so far only small indoor events have been called off. you can catch the 100 33rd rose parade on kron 4 and kron
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on live on new year's day. our coverage begins at 6 o'clock in the morning in the parade begins urschel free 2 hours later at 8 o'clock in the morning. now on to a developing story that we're following out of san francisco where stow store owner is heartbroken in very frustrated after somebody broke into his business. the break-in happened at a jewelry, an antique store on fillmore street. now on wednesday morning, the owner found he walked inside. he saw all of this debris, their windows smashed in and then about a $100,000 worth of items just ripped off from his location. the district's merchants association says the fillmore area. it's been. >> seeing a lot vacancies because people breaking in and a lot of people just don't want to be there any more business leaders in the neighborhood. they're hoping that the city steps in to help out. >> glass everywhere or jewelry on the floor are broke and case is and it was just a mess
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of their mean. everything looked like a tornado and have been run theft. >> muggings store break ins. >> it's just it's just i'm doubtful for a lot of in the face and the voice of these merchants and what they're going through needs to be amplified. >> the owner of the antique store is concerned that these types of crimes are forcing the fillmore district into a decline of a lot of business owners there. they're just leaving it. so a lot of empty stores. it will take possibly 2 months with this particular shop to reopen to customers. oakland police. they are searching this morning. still for a hit and run driver of a released. these photos of the car that they are looking for police say earlier this month a driver this light colored bmw allegedly hit someone pushing a shopping cart on bancroft avenue and then just took off from the scene. from oakland to napa county. we have some bad news to pass along their the coroner's
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office there confirming to us this morning that the body found last week in the napa river is in fact 37 year-old crystal mccarthy investigators say after an autopsy they were able to confirm her identity. but they add that a cause of death still has not been determined and that will take a few more weeks for them to find out exactly how she died. mccarthy was first reported missing back on december 14th. her body was found on or near the 3rd street bridge on december 23rd 9 days later. police say they are also continuing to look into the, quote, suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. in the north bay. a man accused of stabbing an uber driver in christmas day. he's behind bars this morning. 19 year-old triston harden. there's this picture right there. he was spotted walking across the golden gate bridge on monday. by chp officer is accused of attacking and stabbing his uber driver on christmas and what police
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we're saying was just a random attack. this happened in santa rosa near the downtown area. the victim even though he was stabbed at least 3 times. he was able to drive himself to the hospital where he is recovering this morning. harden for what he did. he is being held on 1 million dollars bail. the fate of elizabeth holmes will not be determined until next year. jurors in the theranos co-founders trial they wrapped up yesterday, which was there 6 day of deliberations and they knea they were not able to reach a verdict. they are scheduled to return on monday. january 3rd holmes is accused of defrauding investors and advertisers of billions of dollars when she started her company back in 2003. she promised that theranos or company detect all kinds of health ailments with a simple trick of your finger. a couple of drops, something tlat he would take laboratories to do that. she can do it much easier and better. that wasn't the case according to
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prosecutors. well, if she's convicted, she faces 20 years in prison. mental health is one of the serious concerns being addressed next year when it comes to our kids capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has the details. >> new year. new rules for california, education systems across the state starting in 2022 middle and high schools that offer at least one course and health education must also start incorporating mental health into those courses pushed amid concerns of the youth mental health crisis in the pandemic. lawmakers hope the curriculum will help students identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness and empower them to ask for help on that note, a separate new state law allows mental and behavioral health to be considered excused, absence reasons from school for children between 6.18 years old. another new law taking effect this year. requires community colleges this upcoming school year to offer ethnic studies courses at each of its campuses. the course will be a requirement starting in the 2020 for 2025 school
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year. the new year also starts the clock for high schools across california requiring them to provide ethnic studies starting in the 2025 2026 academic year and make it a graduation requirement for high school students graduating in 2029, 2030. another new law requires all california public schools to stock free menstrual products for students in 6th grade and up this rule also applies for california state university schools and all community college districts for their students as well in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news remembering an nfl icon. john madden will hear from a retired bay area football coach about how he would like to see madden on. >> and jimmy g maybe he's injury wasn't as bad as we all thought he could possibly play this sunday will explain in just a few moments. >> and we are going to be seeing conditions today a whole lot drier than they have been nice dry skies but staying on the cool side. so staying on the cool side. so bring your ja
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>> taking a live look this morning. at the you can see cars coming in going road. conditions are still dangerous. however, for travelers heading in and out of tahoe highway 80 is now open to traffic after the snowstorm but take it easy as we are expecting more snow to head that way, which is good for the drought conditions. but bad. if it amounts to quickly. according to john, because in all of that snow will turn into ice and. you'll
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see your life flash before your eyes. and from washington state. john there is nothing scarier than hitting a patch of ice. >> yeah, that's the last thing we want to be doing for sure because it's even scarier than the snow itself is which the snow itself is a great thing, but you are seeing a piled high up to 202 inches right along donner summit right here, which by the way, is a really beautiful sunrise. beadtiful and calm conditions. we've got 4 dry days ahead of us here. so today, tomorrow for new year's eve new year's day on saturday and sunday. all going to be great days for your travel. i've been seen crews out there along 80 making sure this roadway stays nice and clear. it looks like people are enjoying it this morning. we'll continue to see these clear skies through sunday. so to take full advantage of that. we've got great news in the states drought monitor this is where we were october. first extreme in red exceptional drought in maroon being the worst category of drought. you can achieve. the state was looking bleak october and the december rain and snow kicked into gear. this is where we were last week. still a bad situation. but having seen improvements exceptional
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drought still he out for parts of the bay area of this last week's rainfall has advanced us the for this. we've seen in a one-week period this season thus far. look at where we're sitting down noc. exceptional drought has retreated to just a small sliver of northern california. obviously we still have work to do. extreme drought. just barely hugging the east bay. most of us in the bay area back into severe drought. again, this is by no means a perfect situation but considering where we were at the start of the season. this is a massive step forward. just step to take a another massive step and eventually get there. so do hope that the new year 2022 continues to bring us the same trend of weather that we've already been looking at early this winter season. now rain is being seen for southern california around la snowfall across the grapevine and tehachapi pass. as for the bay area the sierra we drive back out it, as i mentioned at the start of the forecast. this is the way we're going to be staying over the next several days here, low pressure area
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clearing out. but the cold air stashed up behind. it is what we're now going to be seeing, as you can see here, skies will be nice and clear and sunny that is going to help your feels like temperature of touch, but you still are only going to be in the low 50's this afternoon so you want to make sure to bundle up with those extra layers today. tomorrow will be much the same tomorrow night into saturday morning for new year's eve. all the layers will come in handy because those lows on new year's eve are going to get really, really cold after 4 dry days ahead of us or rather monday will bring the return of a few showers to the region. now, if this low pressure area dips low into the bay area will see more rain from it. it's curtains to the north are showers will be a lot lighter regardless monday will bring a change of pace that bring snowfall to the sierra at least some shower activity to the bay tuesday and wednesday will be much the same. an unsettled pattern. we're right on the edge of this, though. so it's not going to be that heavy, heavy stuff like we saw this last time around, but likely to be on the lighter side as we move into the new year at least a start there for a few
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days. 50's for your daytime highs. almost across the entirety of the bay today in a range of low 50's at that brisbane right at 50 degrees saying carlos at 53 same number in san jose right at 53 degrees today. 52 from fremont to hayward as well as from oakland to richmond, conquer danville san ramon each at 51 vacaville fairfield pittsburgh at 50 degrees. some upper 40's right along the north coast temperatures will remain this way all the way through this forecast. no 60's and low 40's for your average highs were pretty level friday night gets really cold with lows dropping into the upper 20's to low 30's for some spots reyna john, thank you for that. all right. so we did have an accident along 8.80 that has been clear. but this one still here. >> in sausalito southbound one. oh, one north of or dale avenue. so we are starting to see a delay a little bit as you're traveling along one o one, there. no issues. what you do reach the maze traveling into the city. still nice and light a little under 9 minutes for you. there. also
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traveling along a te crockett to the maze about a 40 minute drive for you heading across towards the peninsula a little under 13 minutes as you're traveling there out of richmond. an 8 minute drive for you. no major scene at this hour. we talked about the crockett down towards the maze drive of about 15 minutes. and in the south bay along to 3785 82. i don't see any hazards a 28 minute drive from 85 to menlo park. we'll back to you. >> speaking of driving all the forty-niners they can drive themselves all the way to the playoffs as they control their own destiny. but quarterback jimmy g he might not come along because of his throwing hand he might have broken it may be or could be just a sprain. that means if it's just a sprain. >> there is a chance that he could play this sunday. however, head coach kyle shanahan says his veteran qb does not need surgery and could still play might not be lost for the season. that means trey lance. he's been
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put on the sideline, of course. and he's being told you could start this sunday. so get ready. >> he told me drew brees had one the last few years or something. and his broken. that's why we had to get surgery. jimmy's isn't in that spot. it stable and that's why he doesn't need surgery right now. and we and i think he's feeling a lot better today than he was a few days ago. that's why it's got a chance this weekend with a b in that case. i'm hoping it only gets better with more time, whether that's this week or the following week. i mean you know, play the entire game with a basically. so. >> it's really just about, you know, being able to grip the ball do think that normally do. and pain just, you know, it's not going anywhere. so i know what that feels like. but. it's just note about being confident going out there and being able to normally do with the football. so we'll see. we'll see it says. but i feel good right now with >> okay. so we'll find out. it was that closer and closer to sunday who will be the starter. but the bottom line is we do know that the niners will take on the houston
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texans at levi stadium kickoff at one. '05, in the afternoon. speaking of football, the bay area continuing to remember a football legend john madden, the hall of fame coach and broadcaster died tuesday at the age of 85 kron four's phillipe spoke with another local legend, former de la south football coach. bob, the court. >> he was the man, the iconic person of in the face. i thought of football. bob latta sewer took over as head football coach at de la salle high school in concord a year after john madden retired from coaching in the nfl. >> the 2 met at a banquet several years later and maintained a friendship that lasted 35 years coach matt and took an interest in summer's teams that would go on to win the most high school football games in state history. i think the strength of our team was our line play. >> and it always has been throughout my career and he
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was one of the good that keen. i knew that. and i think he was kind of drawn to our program and life seen us play. let us or who is retired now living in san ramon says on occasion coach madden would watch some of his team's play in person or on film. >> the 2 also caught football games together at matt in studio in the east bay's left us so much. >> i mean, he's never going to be forgotten. and when he passed, felt that. what the hall of fame should really do is put his bus right at the entrance of the national football hall of fame because that's where it belongs. phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. >> and we'll be right back after the commercial break. we
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have a quick programming note for you. join us on kron 4 as we ring in the new year with grant lotus and justine waltman they will count down 2021 into 2022 will celebrate with a live fireworks -how. >> from las vegas. the party starts at 1130, tomorrow night. only on kron 4. coming up in the next hour, the kron 00:00am morning news because of the recent covid surge. several bay area counties are changing their mask mandates affected immediately. more details in a live. >> this seeing a lot of record
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snowfall. this is a live look at tahoe this morning. this snow might be a little too much too quickly. we'll explain. next hour.
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news at 7.
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>> well, good morning. and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news. i'm reyna harvey. the time for you now 07:00am in me. and john, we're just joking and talking about how we can't believe we literally are just 2 days. >> we only have 2 days left of 2021 felt like john. >> 2020 was super slow 2021 is like i open my eyes to a close and open the bag have in the years >> i'm gonna try to stay awake for new year's this year. i think the problem was i went to bed for new year's last year. and then i kept that momentum going all year long. just slip through the year just flew by. so you stay up for 2022 in the last longer we'll see about that of it is definitely a nice clear day out there. quite our looks beautiful that view behind me right there. looks gorgeous. we're actually getting a sunrise this morning for the first time in a minute. so that's a nice change of pace. quite hours got a nice little glow to it as the sun begins to pick up over the horizon, not just dry for the bay area but also up in the sierra nevada. so we are going to see a much for your sea


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