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>> now at 3. stay home travel to and from tahoe is terrible right now. the warning from caltrans ahead of the new year. also put those masks back on the return of indoor. masking is hurting some business is more than others. >> and we saw a huge improvement with our drought conditions, not just in the bay area but also to the thanks to our recent wet weather more rain and snow showers heading our way next week. details ahead, sticker on kron 4 news at 3 starts right now.
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>> from the area's local news station. this is kron 4 news at 3. >> stay off the the conditions are treacherous. >> a strong warning from caltrans today as the agency is discouraging barrier travelers from heading to the sierra for new year celebrations. thank you so much for joining us here on kron, 4 news at 3 o'clock today. i'm justine waltman. the travel warning is because well, that record snowfall on the mountain. but right now 8050 are open leading to lake tahoe. and despite this break in the weather kron 4 sleep reports leisure travel is being discouraged. >> chain controls have been dropped on highway 15 and interstate 80 heading to the but drivers should still expect the red lodge has several back roads remain closed due to downed power lines and trees. we've seen record record breaking snowfall. the california department of transportation says its crews are working
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around the clock on 12 hour shifts to make the roads safer leading to lake but at this point caltrans says trip should be limited to essential travel. the more you get out there. >> the more it makes it challenging for maintenance teams and their snow plows and all the equipment to be able to do that work for those who have no choice but to pass through the sierra south lake tahoe mayor devin middlebrooks as plan accordingly make sure you're prepared. have chains. have a full tank gas have all the essentials you need to. >> be safe. be patient as bad as the weather has been this week. the nayor says the area is now experiencing a break. obviously we had closures for the last several days. we be real close. you can get base and the roads have been extremely icy and snowy. but crews have been working 24 7 to get those roads. >> back open and safe for the public. so everything is open now, every day those conditions are getting better and with sun on the horizon for the weekend the next couple of days should be. i'm looking to be better for people to come up and they
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have just keep in mind weather conditions are fluid and can change at any time. >> phillipe djegal all kron 4 >> the first snow survey of the season came out today and officials have recorded 78 and a half inches of snow depth and snow water equivalent of 20 inches which is 202% of the average for this december date at the phillips station, el dorado county, the department of water resources says the statewide average is currently at 160% of average. the data helps officials forecast the amount of water that will melt and runoff into state reservoirs to help the state's water needs information thatg is critical for the coming drive months. let's check in now with our meteorologist matt respond rig as on all things sierra and drought. are they going to get more snow. yeah. we're going to see some more snow showers next week. but enjoy that dry pattern. i know. >> a lot of road crews really want to break with all those snow showers to help clean out
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the roads and clear out the roads for those of you heading out to this year meaning for skiers and snowboarders want to take advantage of that fresh powder were about 160% of average and we're seeing improve drought conditions not just for this but here at home in the bay area as well. south lake tahoe. you still remained under severe drought conditions. but most of this year, as you can see, noticing a huge improvement thanks to the feet of snow that you've gotten from the recent storms and the most recent atmospheric river, the same for the bay area as well. we went from extreme to severe drought. so that's why we're seeing more of that orange tan color and even the east bay. those of you saw improvement from exceptional drought now to extreme. so overall the entire bay area. so a huge improvement with our drought monitor map. just released today rainfall summary as you could see, still remaining above average anywhere from about a 150 to 250% of average
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and we still have about 3 more months to go for a wet season. so let's hope that january and february as we head into the new year. also brings us some more storms. but right now we're getting a much needed break from the wet weather. in fact, was hard for me to find my sunglasses today in the purse finally had to use it today and radar for tracking a lot of sun glare out there. some high clouds for those of you in the north bay. but i'm tracking our next storm system set to arrive early this upcoming week. find out how much rain we're going to get our next round of wet weather in just a few minutes to steam. back to you. thanks so much. and new right now at 3 o'clock. tonight's warriors game in denver has been postponed because of covid. the nuggets. >> do not have the legal required 8 available players to proceed with the game nuggets head coach michael malone has also been placed on the virus list. we'll more details on what's going on here during sports coming up during kron 4 news at 6 o'clock tonight. >> bringing back the masks. 5
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bay area counties are reinstating indoor mask mandate amid a surge of omicron cases. this includes alameda marin sonoma, contra costa and san francisco counties as well as the city of berkeley, san francisco's mac mask mandate will be in effect until january 31st. and one industry has been hit pretty hard by the return of masks inside and that's gyms kron four's. rob nesbitt has more on the declining membership and how omicron could make things worse. >> this is normally the time of year when gyms and fitness centers see an increase in membership because of new year's resolutions mask changes could not have come at a worse time. owners and managers have been saying for months. how covid transmission is not an issue inside their gyms, crediting their members. only access and the vaccine requirements for those members, director of marketing at fitness sf troy mcfarland says at of his it's the downtown locations. they're having a harder time recovering from the pandemic. he says it's been tough to keep up with the changes to
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mask mandates, but that he understands the changes given omicron with the new year. normally comes new members looking to start their new year's resolutions but mcfarland worries. how many people will be doing that if they have to mask up while working out the mask mandate put a little bit of a damper on that. but. >> you know, we and i think our members understand as well. hopefully it's just it's just a short time frame to help stop the spike of fast-spreading. it's happening now. everywhere i reached out to the health officers in each county making changes to their mask mandates. coming up on kron 4 news at 05:00pm here. the science behind these changes and why they're going into effect. >> in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. >> and the surge in omicron cases has many experts recommending that you upgrade your mask at the very least where one of those light blue three-ply surgical masks, the stronger and 95 or kn 95 masks are way experts are saying
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cloth masks offer the least amount of protection, especially indoors. and today there's been an urgent conversation taking place about the need to provide covid testing for the 50,000 students in the san francisco unified school district before they go back to school on monday. kron four's haaziq has the story. >> your concern is monday, rolls around. those tests are not available students and staff are back on campus is a it sounds like not not a situation. you want to be involved. >> not especially when you're hearing that omicron is like much. it spreads that much rapid rate than the other variants. and you're basically saying we're not going to do anything until the test arrives later from the state on thursday which everybody is already been exposed for days. so there's some criticism out there that maybe the school district could have prepared better. to make sure that students and staff were tested before coming back to school. we have been offering
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surveillance testing for all students and staff since last spring. >> and beginning this sunday. we're also going to be offering mobile rapid testing at locations throughout the city at various schools. >> the school district is expanding testing sites all over the city next week and plans to share these take home test that they're going to get from the state late next week. but the students and the staff will already have been in the school for an entire week before and so the result of that is that we may have some spread in the schools that could be prevented. we need schools to be open. we need students in classrooms but we need to do it safely. this concerned about it being safe. >> and testing needing to be available in order to make that happen. i also want to reiterate that testing is not required to return to school. it's one of a number of layers of protection that we have in place for students and staff. >> so we're also going to continue with our other layers of protection such as. wearing a mask daily health screening
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and encouraging everyone eligible to get a vaccine and a booster. >> has made you cry on for now to world news in israel has approved a 4th vaccine dose for people. most vulnerable to covid-19 becoming one of the first countries to do so. >> as it is now bracing for a wave of infections fueled by the omecron variant. officials say the doses would be initially given to those with weakened immune systems and will broaden the recommendation as they see fit. israel was among the first countries to roll out pfizer's coronavirus vaccine a year ago and began rolling out boosters over the summer. but it still saw a wave of infections. first blamed on the delta variant and now officials have warned of other cases that will be driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant. the cdc is advising people to avoid traveling on cruise ships regardless of vaccination status as the number of ships reporting covid-19 outbreaks continues to rise. officials say 86 cruise ships have reported
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cases. so now they're looking into ships that report one or more cases among the crew or if cases reported account for more than 0.10% of total passengers cruise travelers are considered at high risk of getting the virus cruises resume sailing in the united states in june after more than a year of no sale rules. and speaking of travel chaos is continue in airports all across the nation today because of covid and also bad weather. so far today, according to flightaware, more than 1000 flights have been canceled. jetblue announced it is canceling more than 1000 flights starting today through mid-january to help stop the spread of covid-19. so what's happening here in the bay area. here's a look now at san francisco international airport. so far 19 flights have been canceled. oakland airport. 2 flights canceled and in san jose 6 flights have been canceled. there definitely check with your airline before you travel. coming up here. if you're traveling to southern
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california, it's going to take the grinch still making his rounds. someone is stealing christmas displays in the east bay with the plea from homeowners tonight. an officer after the break. a jewelry store was targeted by thieves in san francisco and now businesses are hoping that city leaders. going to step in and try to help. stay with us. kron 4 news at 3 is going to
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>> a san francisco store owner is heartbroken and frustrated after a very destructive break in the vintage jewelry and antiques store was found with its windows smashed in and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise is now missing kron four's. dan thorn has the story. >> yeah. this is our story now. >> the owner of murder and co finds his stream business destroyed 6 o'clock in the morning. we got this call. let us know the number up into john cooling in sharing this video with kron 4 news broken glass is seen covering the floor of the film or shop and valuable silver was stripped from jewelry cases glass everywhere or jewelry on the floor are broke and case is smashed. and it was just a mess and everything looked like a tornado went through there, everything's on the floor broken and destroyed. he estimates around a $100,000 in items were taken and the
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damage will cost thousands more. some of the stolen jewelry quillin says was irreplaceable like this tree of life bracelet. i've only seen 2 so that or i can't replace and in a way of the cross and cooling concerned. these types of crimes are forcing the fillmore district into a decline grab and run theft. >> gangs store break ins. >> it's just it's just i'm doubtful for a lot of merchants. i think a lot of merchants jutt throwing their hands up in the the district's merchants association says the film or has seen a dramatic increase in vacant store fronts. a combination of crime and the pandemic has walloped small businesses. there's a big problem here because at a minimum we should be ensured. >> maintenance cleanliness. the face and the voice of these merchants and what they're going through needs to be amplified. so i'm a little emotional quillin and says it will take possibly 2 months to reopen the store on top of that stress. his family has a
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new baby on the way we're just going to have to rebuild it and replace the inventory, especially cannon. >> you know, move on. keep going reporting in san francisco. dan thorn kron 4. >> oakland police are searching for a hit and run driver. they have released these photos of the card that they're looking for. police say earlier this month the driver of this light colored bmw allegedly hit someone pushing a shopping cart on bancroft avenue and then left the scene. in alameda family's christmas decorations were stolen right from the front of their home. the family told us that happened 3 blocks down from alameda is famous christmas tree lane. they say that their large animated holiday light rain, which is more than 40 years old was stolen from right in front of their house. >> shock to my husband told me i was like, are you he's like i'm sure i can tell that it's missing or this profound disappointment, especially
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during the holidays that somebody would one steal holiday lights. and then also because. these holidays in this covid environment has just been a little disappointing it salt in the wound. it's like. yeah, this is kind of a gut punch. >> a police report has been filed in the family is asking anyone who may have taken it to just return it. not a national news and the temporary memorial that's honoring the victims of november's christmas parade attack in wauktaken down today. officials how the which include moment of silence at that makeshift memorial. the memorial is being removed to make way for a more permanent memorial that's currently in the works. >> received quite a few. >> ideas from people as to what should be done. i guess what i want to stress is this won't be a decision made by me or decision made by the billion made by the public.
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>> 6 people were killed when a driver plowed into spectators and parade participants and that annual holiday parade last month and dozens more people were injured. in southern california. snow and ice forced the closure of the 5 freeway along the grapevine in both directions and drivers got stuck for hours this morning. the california highway patrol out there redirecting traffic and the chp is saying highway 58 and highway one 78 remain open as alternate routes. if that's part of your travel plans for the new year. just remember that 5 might not be the way to go. meantime, it is chilly here and sunny in the bay area. we are getting a nice break in the rain couple dry days ahead. our meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez has the forecast. and also looking for the fireworks forecast just doesn't really matter this year since they canceled the of resisting off the hook. and i was so looking forward to telling you just in the weather is going to be perfect. it's going try and.
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>> of course they cancel it. but you'll still be live with grant, right. so that's the important thing. >> could you still hear me ok. i'll just go on to the weather forecast because we are tracking a mix of sun and clouds out there and this dry weather going to continue. as we say, goodbye to 2021 and ring in 2022 but bundle up because friday night, as you celebrate your new year's eve in 2, 2022. we are going to notice very chilly temperatures. but tonight not going to be that that we are tracking that cloud cover out there in the north bay slowly starting to stream through downtown san francisco but overall, a lot more sunshine for the rest of the bay area. but we are tracking dry conditions. but cloudy weather for those of you in this but temperatures out there right now. widespread low to mid 50's. so we're running about 5 degrees below average for most bay area cities. at least pacifica 51 degrees. widespread mid 50's for san mateo and hayward. even freeman is well 54 degrees and
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low 50's for most of our north bay valleys. but a little bit milder. for those of you in santa rosa and allay currently 53 degrees. but when tracker forth, we are seeing overall calm winds. but the change in wind direction will be the story tomorrow, especially for our highest peaks north bay mountains, east bay hills including diablo range could see gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour less for everyone else in the bay area. winds out of the northwest at 20 miles per hour or less. what is going to be noticeably breezy but low temperatures tonight low to mid and upper 30's. so it is going to be cooler. but milder come for those of you in the san francisco peninsula low 40's for downtown san francisco in redwood city, 10 degrees warmer than those of you in santa rosa freezing temperatures there. so it is going to be very chilly high temperatures tomorrow. widespread low 50's even upper 40's for concord napa and livermore for most of our north bay and east bay valleys. and we're going to continue to see that cooling trend because it to cool us
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tonight will be as you ring in 2022 friday night. and then again, saturday night we're going to see widespread 2030 degree temperatures and also could see some possible 30's even par coastal area. so just dean, i hope you have a fur coat or something or just cuddle up to grant as you celebrate new year's tomorrow night. back to you. thanks for >> still ahead, how well johnson and johnson's covid vaccine booster is protecting against severe symptoms.
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>> this afternoon. we're learning that 2 doses of the johnson and johnson covid-19 vaccine is 85% effective against hospitalizations from the omicron variant. this is according to a study of south african health care workers and authors of that study are saying the results are important for vaccination efforts in africa as well as the continent as it continues to deal with this latest variant, although the u.s. food and drug administration has authorized the johnson and johnson vaccine as a booster shot. the centers for disease control prevention is recommending that other vaccines, our preferred that's pfizer or moderna. also today the fda is now expected to broaden the eligibility for covid booster. shots starting on monday. so 12 to 15 year-olds will be eligible to receive that 3rd dose of the pfizer vaccine. regulators also plan to allow both
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adolescents and adults to seek an extra shot of pfizer's vaccine 5 months after receiving a second dose. instead that current period of 6 months. a booster shot is also expected to be authorized for younger children aged 5 to 11 who have immune deficiencies. the cdc will then meet to vote on whether or not to recommend the changes and after living in this pandemic for about 2 years now experts are saying the virus is not only a threat to our physical health, but also our mental health as well. one family therapist to say he's noticing more what he's calling 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 over.
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>> this. doctor is also suggesting that people do whatever it takes to reduce anxiety and focus on what they have as opposed to what they used to have. the american red cross is saying blood supply levels have reach historically low levels. the red cross says blood centers are reporting only a one day's supply on hand and donors for whole blood, particularly o type blood and platelet donors are desperately needed for operations in transfusions. the red saying donor levels have dissipated in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. next at 3.30 new year means new laws will break down the changes that are coming for law enforcement in 2022. >> and many world leaders meet on details after a phone call between united states and the russian president today, the focus rising tensions along the russia-ukraine details in a live report from washington next. and here we are celebrating remarkable women
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border. our washington correspondent reshad hudson is joining us now live with more on the conversation. thanks for joining us for shot. >> hey, good evening. the white house has warned russia against invading their neighbor ukraine. but today's call, however, comes of the requests of russian president vladimir putin. president biden made the phone call from his home in wilmington. >> this is the second time the 2 presidents have talked since they're face to face meeting in geneva last june. the call comes as defense analysts warn russia has upwards of 100,000 troops gathered on the ukrainian border and appears poised for an invasion. >> he's using the intimidation of all those troops to again make by blink. >> former u.s. ambassador to ukraine, john herbst says who wants nato missiles out of eastern europe and wants a commitment that ukraine and other countries surrounding russia will be permitted to join the nato alliance so
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prudent things by believe in you may be able to get something. the president has promised severe sanctions. should russia invade ukraine. secretary of state antony blinken renewed that warning last week there would be massive consequences. that's the language is massive consequences. russia, but republicans don't think the president has been tough enough on putin. this is texas senator ted cruz on the senate floor earlier this month. >> if we see russian tanks in the streets of it will be because joe biden surrender to putin. >> and to show the seriousness of the situation. this is the second time this month that the 2 presidents have spoken reporting in washington rashad hudson. back to were shot. could you describe a little bit more. what these potential sanctions could look like. >> yes. so the sanctions would mostly come in the form of economic sanctions. however, republican lawmakers are urging the president to sort of go after russia's gas supply, meaning that make it difficult for them to sell gas
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to other european countries because that's a huge economic driver for the country. now for the u.s. is part. they would also provide additional military aid to ukraine for them to protect themselves. however, president biden said he doesn't want to send troops there, but he does want to make sure in the event that russia invades ukraine is prepared. rashad, thank you so much. >> in just a matter of days. several new laws are going to take effect as we kick off the new year. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the new regulations. law enforcement agencies across the state. we need to follow in 2022. >> several new california laws will change police practices starting in 2022 in the new year. bad behaving officers will be prohibited from transferring to other law enforcement agencies. the law allows the state agency that certifies police officers to strip them of their badges for misconduct, including wrongful killing perjury and assault
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the minimum age of those who are eligible to be a police officer will also be raised this year to 21 years old. this new rule does not apply to anyone who's been enrolled in a basic academy or employed as a police officer in california before december 31st of 2021 before police officers in california needed to be 18 years old with a high school diploma soon. the education requirement will also change requiring them to have a college degree by 2023 the state's chancellor of community colleges is expected to come up with a modern policing degree program. some police training practices will also change. officers will no longer be allowed to use certain types of restraints and in some cases will be limited to when they can use rubber when it comes to the worst case scenario in the new year. the state attorney general's office will be required to investigate all police killings of unarmed civilians in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. well, if you want plastic utensils with your takeout
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food in the new year. you will now have to ask for them. a new state law will require restaurants to get out. >> plastic knives, forks and spoons on request. this is also true for ketchup and other condiments and come in those little plastic packages studies show that a lot of it just goes unused and wasted. so if you want it, you got to ask for it. and if you want some of do on new year's eve. here's what we've got for you. it's going to be great. i know san francisco has canceled the fireworks show. but we still got an amazing thing going on for you. you're going want to party with grant lotus and myself as we count you down to 2022. we're going to celebrate with live fireworks from a show that's going on in vegas. while fireworks were also all different cities across the country are parties going to start at 1130 on new year's eve. it's only on kron 4. it's going to be a great time. i just i'm so excited. as we take a live look outside here at a gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge we're going a nice break in the rain right now. but more recent is tracking some more storms.
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it's nice and green and clear out there today. cold. but more rain is on the way. but not for new year's eve or your stay exactly. we're going to notice very cool crisp clean air all weekend long and. >> we're tracking dry conditions even as you ring in 2022 friday night. the bundle up. it's going to be chilly cooling down into the 30's along the coast with 20's for most of our inland valleys. but then that storm door going to re open early this upcoming week. we're going to stay dry all weekend long, even through sunday with those bands of light showers arriving. for those of you in the north bay by monday into monday afternoon. but then it is going to shift to the south, impacting the peninsula by monday night shortly before midnight and then we're going to see some slight scattered showers for your tuesday wednesday starting to trend drier. so we are going to see those showers off the coast. that's going to continue into thursday with more rain chances arriving by friday of
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next week with light to moderate rain. so this one really does look to bring us widespread red measurable rain into friday night. that's when we're going to dry out and clear out from that wet weather and remember, we have 2 years of a drought deficit to get through. so we're going to need a lot more storms. fortunately our wet season still going to continue for the next 3 months. and let's hope it wasn't as impressive as what we saw in october, november and december but future rain totals, though, from monday into thursday of next week. anywhere for about half an inch of rain or less for most of the coastal areas about a quarter of an inch of rain as you make your way inland into the east bay shoreline with just racism out for those of you in san jose and livermore. but the good news is we do have some more rain outlook with widespread rain week from tomorrow into friday. but on thursday we could see up to about 3 quarters of an inch of rain. for those of you in santa rosa. so the coming storms really going to benefit those
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of you in the north bay. justine, back to you. thanks, teresa. coming up here, 3 volunteers at a humane society at a hard time getting this dog, too. >> obey commands, but they finally figured out. the reason why able to how that dog out and could be a champagne shortage ahead of new year's. how the industry is responding. also why these cream puffs are facing a [music: sung by craig robinson] ♪ i'm a ganiac, ganiac, check my drawers ♪ [sfx: sniffs]
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>> for your money now your next bite of de lisa cream. puffs could have pieces of metal into the pastries parent company poppies international is issuing a voluntary recall for some of the products. this includes the 120 count to belgian cream pops and the 30 count of cream puffs the issue was first discovered during production. a potentially hazardous boxes were distributed to costco's unsafe ways here in northern california. they were sold between december 16th and the 23rd. if you purchase one, our received any of them, you should stop using them immediately and return the product for a full refund. the cream puff does sound good about now. you might be popping some corks to celebrate the new year, but supply chain problems have hit the wind industry pretty hard. and that also includes champagne. there's a shortage there as well. >> you've got the ship's read. champagne is coming over. but you've also got trucks in france that need to get it from the winery to the port
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and then they're shipping it over need to have trucks here in the u.s. and it's not even just that basic transportation issue. we're also looking at things like shortages of the cage that goes on top of your bottle. boxes to put mine in. >> rough harvests and booming demand are factors in the shortage. many retailers are low on supply and prices have been climbing. still ahead, a very bittersweet moment for a family at the rose parade. that's coming up this weekend why their baby girl is going to be honored. and kron. 4 is teaming up with the souper bowl of caring to help support local food charities. if you'd like to donate you can use your phone to scan the qr code on your screen right now or text and y e donate to 2, 6, 9, 8, 9 also visit tackle hunger dot org
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family from iowa will be in california for the annual rose bowl parade. the parade will be honoring the families daughter. >> reporter stephanie johnson tells us why. >> we're so excited to go. the rose bowl is a day. jessica storm and has been waiting for a trip to the rose bowl parade where her daughter lyla will be honored after she died in 2018 when i was pregnant with her 13 weeks. we found out she was not going to survive. she had. and in south philly diagnosis and a set elisa serious birth defect in which
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a baby is born without parts of his brain in school. jessica says lyla lived for 9 days as she and her husband made the decision to donate her organs. >> we've made the decision to make her a donor. she donated heart valves and longs for research at the rose bowl parade. a picture of lyla will be on the donate life float. >> and while jessica says the trip is bittersweet. they hope to have some fun with their kids. i'm good. he gave a new world while honoring why liz legacy. i just hope that people consider the legacy that they want to leave and. >> the lasting impact that themselves or their loved ones will make by donating. >> and you can watch the 100 and 33rd rose parade on kron 4 and kron live on new year's day. our coverage starts at 06:00am the parade begins commercial free at 8. let's talk about our forecast now as we take a live look outside here. downtown san francisco, beautiful day out there today. you definitely need the
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sunglasses. another holiday weekend is right around the corner. so we want to find out the forecast and are meteorologist rodriguez is tracking conditions going to and from tahoe, which as we said at the top of the hour is not recommended. it's not recommended. but as you can see, people are heading there slowly but surely so if you are going to travel. i know a lot of you have. >> new year's eve plans to spend that time in the sierra bundle up and drive safely. fortunately we can actually make out the roadways today but make sure to pack your patience because as you can see, it's going to be slow going right now the sierra snowpack averaging about 160% of normal. >> thanks to a recent storms. an atmospheric river that dumped feet of snow within the last couple of weeks and radar for dry clear conditions for most of the bay area little bit cloudy. but noticeably drive for those of you in this but just a heads up. we are tracking some of the coldest air to arrive starting tomorrow night. lasting for the start of the year 2022 so
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your new year's forecast going to be a chilly one, especially overnight lows. we're going to see temperatures plummet either in the single digits to low teens. and with that wind chill factor, it's going to feel even cooler than that. sometimes below 0 truckee. only warming up to 29 degrees on friday for your new year's eve and in the low 30's for sierra and specially south lake tahoe. but your sierra forecast for the remainder of the weekend. gradually warming up by sunday in the upper 30's. but it's the overnight lows you really want to watch out for. so make sure to bundle up dress in layers. hope you packed a lot of boots and gloves and thick coats out there because you're going to need it this weekend. don't let that sunshine fool you back to thanks so much. a breeze. so if you've been searching for stuff on google. it can be a challenge. but there are some tips and tricks that can make things. >> a lot easier. rich demuro shows us how to take your results to the next level in today's tech smart. >> we all know the basic way
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to search google. pop some words into a box and you hope for the best. but these tips and tricks will take your results to the next level and help you find exactly what you're looking for faster. >> so simple. yes, so sophisticated, if you're still just typing in words. these tips will help you find exactly what you're looking for. faster, starting with a minus sign but a hyphen in front of a search term and none of your results will contain that word. folks are the opposite. search terms in quotes and results will contain those exact words when you want to see results from a specific web site type in your search terms, then a colon and the website for instance, is i on-site colon nps dot gov will bring up all the time. zion national park is mentioned on their website. if you want more varied results trying asked rick, it can take the place of a word or number handy for filling in the blanks. looking for a particular file like a pdf or
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power point. tiger search terms, then file type colon pdf. one of my favorite search terms on google is versus it's handy when you want to compare one thing to another and you don't know what the other thing is. for instance. hello, fresh versus will show you other meal kit options out there. >> learn more about an image with reverse search go to images. dot google, dot com then dragged the image onto the search bar. if you want to see results from a specific time year search then hit tools in use the selector to choose a time frame and when you want to have a little fun hover over the i'm feeling lucky button to watch it change one more click and you'll be taken to something new. finally for something old search. google in 1998 to see what results look like more than 20 years ago. >> yes, school was just a little search baby back then. all right. i've got all these tips and tricks linked up on my website. just go to rich on tech dot tv. i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart.
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>> next up, a dog in texas is learning an unusual trick. sign language. how volunteers were able to make that happen.
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limited availability in select areas. i was injured in a car crash. i had no idea how much my case was worth. i called the barnes firm. when a truck hit my son, i had so many questions about his case. i called the barnes firm. it was the best call i could've made. your case is often worth more than insurance offers. call the barnes firm to find out what your case could be worth. we will help get you the best result possible. ♪ the barnes firm, injury attorneys ♪ ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪ >> so you all know the expression. you can't teach an old dog new tricks. well, you need to meet aspen. a 4 year-old dog taught sign language through the austin humane society after arriving at the shelter volunteers realize that aspen was death
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and unable to respond to verbal commands. so they worked with her for weeks. developing specific hand gestures. >> so when you tell this that you give them a signal or to lay down and get them say. >> and so it's just kind the parts that are always commanded or a in a lot of downed a clicker as a positive reinforcement and so we just have to figure out what that clicker was for aspen. and so what are volunteers did was whenever asked would do something good. she would get comes up and the tree. and so that was her clicker that was telling her, you're doing right thing. >> and so that was the first thing that they bought her and that kind of led to all the other commands. volunteers say that she learned pretty quickly. and after months of looking for the perfect family. os aspen. >> was adopted earlier this month. lucky dog. it's time now to check in with newsnation to see what the team is working on for tonight's tonight on news nation. prime armed and dangerous. a 14 year-old charged in a gas station
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triple murder is on the run. his father in custody. >> the shocking role. police say he played in the crime will have the latest as the harrowing manhunt continues. plus over 1000 flights canceled and counting. and that's just for today for future vacationers. what the cdc is now warning you to avoid altogether regardless of vaccination status. that's all coming up tonight on news nation. prime. can you can find newsnation on the channels listed right here. more details are on our website. kron 4 dot com. time now for one final check of the weather with. got a big new year show tomorrow night. so excited. and i know you're giving out your new year's resolutions during the show. but like anything you're looking forward to in 2022. >> honestly, i thought 2021% was great. so i hope that continues. i mean, it's all relative depending on everyone. but what about you just seen any new year's resolutions. did you actually record one or 2. you and let grant to get to say it live air will do a live. >> okay. still still manifesting 9 i mean, it was
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quite a year. yeah, that just more more of the same work more goodness in the new year. yeah, i was certainly very grateful for all the wet weather. unfortunately just steen. we're going to get more from of it next week because not going to be as stormy as what we've seen the last couple of weeks. these are going to be light scattered hit or miss showers arriving monday morning for those of you in the north bay. >> by monday night. we're going to see some showers arriving along the coast. but then by tuesday with going to be a little bit more widespread. not really impacting those of you in the east bay valleys or south bay and then wednesday trending drier, as is thursday. but that was already expected by friday, though. we're going to see some widespread light to moderate showers, though. so we are going to still continue to keep that storm door open. we have the huge deficit to make up for, especially are lackluster last 2 west seasons but future rain totals from now all the way through thursday could see up to 3
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quarters of an inch of rain. for those of you in santa rosa. but enjoy that sunshine and dry weather as it last beautiful day. widespread low to mid 50's for most of the bay area overnight lows, though. just seen going to be on the chilly side. so bundle up tomorrow night for your new year's eve show because we're going to see 20's and 30's for overnight lows. fortunately tonight. not going to be as chilly. back to you. >> well, good news referees are actually doing the show i love it. there's a little sneak peek preview dressed to the nines. don't tell anyone i told you, but that's it. some are going to doing this year and it's going to be awesome show. i can't wait to see it for news live tomorrow night starting at 1130. but tonight also see during crawford is at 5. and in prime time. 9. have a good one.
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