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kron 00:00am morning far. >> good morning, everybody. it is december 31st. the 05:00am newscast his own way. and if you're getting out of your house this morning that means you're heading to work. and if you're taking off grab a scarf and gloves and a thick winter jacket. that's my recommendation. john. what's yours? i like it. you know what, i don't think i could add anything else to that because start winter gloves jacket. >> all of it is going to be really, really come in handy this morning. >> and especially tonight as you're getting outside for new year's eve because that means you're probably be standing outside for a little bit longer in which case you'll want to be extra bundle that very clear and very cold. oftentimes are clear mornings across the bay area. our coldest of times. and as you can see in future cast. we're going to stay that way through the day today. your new year's eve all the way to the stroke of midnight tonight, which means temperatures are going to fall off or really quickly tonight. now, as far as temperatures go. right now, a lot of us are in the 30's hayward fremont livermore
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dublin brentwood conquered all in the 30's in some north bay temps like santa rosa and saint lena. there are actually below freezing right now at 31 degrees definitely what all those later out there on as you are venturing outside. i've got more details on what to expect into new year. still to come. first, though, a look at traffic with reyna harvey who is very sparkly yes, partly because this is the only time i can wear sparkly new year's but as you're traveling on the roadways this morning. no major delays. that's the good news for you if you're traveling from the east bay into the city to fremont street exit will take you a little under 8 minutes to make that drive. >> a lot 5, 8088 traveling crockett down towards the maze there. it will take you a little under 12 minutes. so conditions are moving along great heading across towards the peninsula about 12 minutes for your drive time. they're out of richmond. about 8 minutes across towards sandra fell and the golden gate bridge 37 to the tolls. about 18 minutes. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up.
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but for now, we'll send it back to you. see what rain as wearing shoes early to the party speaking of parties, a lot of people will be partying. new year's eve as they get ready to usher in 2022. >> but there are still major concerns about of the spread of covid-19, of course, this morning. bay area officials there are urging people to celebrate safely. kron 4. sarah stinson is live in san francisco to show us how. good morning, sarah. >> good morning. well, i can't see rain. a placard. she's wearing sparkles. i'm wearing sparkles as well. will i hope you got your suit ready to go. because why not just recipe. even if you're doing nothing has said what else can you put out a sparkly dress even if it's just in your own home now love cents and san francisco were canceled tonight. so people don't even have an option to go do what they wanted to do. so a lot of help specials are worried that people are going to have massive house parties. and that's where, you know, people be indoors often maskless and
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that could cause the spread of omicron. as you is extremely, extremely contagious and so a lot of health officials in the bay area putting out some tips for you on how to stay safe. and that includes, you know, limiting people you have over making sure gatherings have people who are fully vaccinated and hopefully even boosted as well. people who attend gatherings are advised to wear a tie. good fitting mask and tests for the virus prior to attending these are there's no restrictions in place right now. in the bay area on who can participate in private gather things. look, last year. last year they have a limit on how many people should have in your house. a twenty-twenty was forced different trend. one less people were vaccinated but health officials do advise people who are unvaccinated to be extra careful this year. avoid holiday events and traveling. you can because i see more prone to getting
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infection. and if we do the symptoms can be severe for people who are planning to hold a party for new year's health officials say omicron spreads very easily. so outdoor gatherings and small ones that that are just safest. let's hear now from a sonoma county health official about testing and what you can do to stay safe. >> because positivity rate is incredibly high. that means the number of people are getting tested to see if they've got covid is way up compared to just 2 weeks ago. if you're out and about in public. or getting together and parties with of people. chances are of some of those folks being infected is really quite high. >> which is scary to hear. but we've been talking about omicron all week long. every single record been about omicron in some capacity as we know, truly the biggest thing that we're talking about right now. we do attend a new year's eve party. ensure people be talking about because it's our daily flights now. they
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recommend honestly the safest way to celebrate new year's eve is doing a virtual heading so kind of like you, me right get on put on a sparkly put on a suit will and, you know, video chat your friends say hello and have a good time. and i think we really used to video chat and friends on holidays, during twenty-twenty. >> i'm looking at your top there. the un reyna just text each other. john. we need to get with the program i have a thank you, sir, for report. i was so boring big story this morning, many cities on the east coast like new york. they're seeing spikes in young kids being hospitalized with covid despite that pediatric hospitalizations remain low right here in the bay area that's according to ucsf infectious disease expert doctor peter chin. hong between the children's hospitals in san francisco and oakland. the doctor says a high of 15 kids were
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hospitalized with covid in september compared to only 5 hospitalized at the end of december. he says the omicron variant does not appear to be more severe in kids than previous strands. >> be that we'll see acision kids here in the area. that's more pronounced than what we have right now. but what we do know about omicron so far is that it believes in, but it also blazes out. so my feeling is. you know, we see that surge. it's going to end very quickly. it's not going to be like delta some of the other decisions we've seen in area. >> to help prevent further covid spreading around kids heading back to school after winter break. doctor peter chin-hong urges families to limit gatherings, wear masks and take extra safety steps to make sure they are safe when they return to school. probably sometime next week. the fda is expected to broaden eligibility for covid booster. shots come monday, 12 to 15 year-olds will be eligible to receive their 3rd dose of the
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pfizer vaccine regulators also plan to allow both adolescents and adults to seek an extra shot of pfizer's vaccine 5 months after receiving a second dose. instead of the 6 month recommendation. they've been telling us for a long time. a booster shot is also expected to be authorized for younger kids ages 5 to 11 with immune deficiencies. the cdc will then need to vote on whether to recommend the changes. more than 50,000 students and staff in the san francisco unified school district to returning to school on monday. the teachers union is now demanding. that's the district provide take home covid tests. a district spokesperson says covid testing has been offered since last spring and that there are also plans to make more testing sites available starting this weekend. that's before they return to school. the district plans to wait until the end of the school week. however, to pass out this home tests being provided by the state. but san
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francisco supervisor matt haney says that might be too little too late. >> 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. >> the district says testing is just one part of its safety plan. it will also include things like daily health screenings and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. let's stay in san francisco where san francisco state university is postponing its in person commencement ceremony graduates got e-mail from the university president saying and after consulting with health officials, we were encouraged to postpone the event or immediately implement the booster requirement with the event just over a week away. there was simply no way that all of the graduates and guests could comply. the commencement was supposed to happen at the chase center on
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january 8th. it's not clear yet when that will resume. a developing story we're following this morning. holiday travel plans once again impacted by massive flight cancellations happening across our country now, so far nationwide more than a 1000 flights. they have been canceled. that's according to flight tracking website flight aware thousands of flights have been canceled since christmas eve part of the problem is the spread of the omicron variant, of course, which is impacting flight crews at several airlines right here at bay area airports. these numbers represent both incoming and outgoing flights at sfo. so far this morning. we're seeing 43 flights being canceled in oakland, 2 flights canceled and in san jose, also 2 flights for that particular airport. caltrans is warning against any travel to the sierra down trees and unsafe conditions forcing caltrans to close both interstate 80 and
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highway 50 both routes have since reopened south of south lake tahoe. mayor devin middlebrooks as the areas now seeing a break after a week of record snowfall but drivers should expect long delays with several back roads close. and you can see all that traffic right there because of the downed power lines and damage. >> basically 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. you have to make a critical trip. a critical trip for work. an essential trip. it's okay. >> but if it's a trip just to hang out with family and friends were saying stay off the roads. >> chain controls have been dropped on highway 50 and interstate 80. but the california department of transportation says trips should be limited to essential travel while crews continue to clear the roadways. and keep in mind another storm is expected to hit that area come next week. a developing story
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that we're following this morning. fire continues to burn through colorado. overnight. so far an estimated 500, 80 homes have been burned. 10's of thousands of people fleeing for their lives. the fires were powered by winds of up to 105 miles an hour. joshua short has the very latest from colorado. >> hey, guys. we're about 45 minutes outside of denver in the city of lewisville. and this is how it's been looking around the entire city. not just here, though, in several locations in boulder county. we've been seeing fires spring up homes, structures, demolished hundreds in the hundreds at this hour. the good news in all national weather service saying that the high wind warning that we've been under in these areas that have been most afflicted by these flames that has been canceled. but that's been really the driving force for all these fires that we've been seeing. so that's the good news at this hour is that we are seeing those winds die down. however. firefighters, as you can see, they're still
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on scene here. they've got a lot of work cut out for them. still ahead and has a lot of these people return to their homes or the next several hours or the next few days. they're going to be coming back to a lot which is seeing here ruin and devastation as they attempt to pick up and restart. but this is the scene and so many places around is here as you can see right now in parts of colorado. back to you. still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news the rapidly spreading omicron variant of covid-19. is not only impacting new year's plans right here in the bay area we'll take a look at how the rest of the country is being effect. >> and after the break, the first snow survey. the winter bring some good news to our state. but we're not out of the woods just yet. we'll tell you how much more snow east.
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welcome back. the first snow survey of the year bringing some good news to our state. >> 8 on wallace has the details. >> it's thick snow. california needs. and now thanks to the state's first official snow survey of the season. we have a better idea about what all of this means for our snow pack. we are off to a great start off to a great start, says sean de guzman after he and his team with the california department of water resources measure. the snowpack in phillips, a small community nestled off highway 50 elevations 6800 feet. the measurement found the snowpack in this area of the sierra
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stands at 200, 2% of average for this time of year. the state's snowpack lower than that. but still high at 100, 60% of average for this part of the year. there's so much snow here in philips that the state officials in charge of this snow survey had to walk in with snow shoes just to get to this area. now, while that's not necessarily unusual, they say all of this snow. >> brings hope for the state's drought. our precept a statewide is looking well above average. we've had, you know, one of the best one of the snowiest decembers on record. even with that good news. the state is still below where it needs to be by april. 1st, we're at 81% of the april first average survey leaders say this is a reminder we are still in drought. >> they're saying we're not out of the woods just yet. no, definitely not out of the woods quite yet. most of our reservoirs are still below average. i want to say there's maybe a just a couple reservoirs that are above average at this point. and that's why the guzman and his team will closely watch and hope for more snow in the months ahead. let's just keep it coming in. tom wallace, fox
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40 news. >> look at that. winter skate. so we've got a lot of snow, but we're not out of the woods just yet. when it comes to we need more snow, more rain that snow pack needs to grow and grow right, john. yeah, you know, if that happens out at this point we may have historic december snowfall. but as we saw in that story just a second ago. we're only 81% complete on base. what we need to see for the entirety of the year. so as long as the momentum keeps going. we'll be good if we start to see things drying out. then the hour still in some pretty good drought conditions. you can see castle peak that berm of snow piled, high alongside the road, which is great news. but a reminder, even though drought is not nears deep is what it was at the start of the season when we had that deep maroon exceptional the worst category of drought for most of the bay area. we are still in the midst of severe drought. this is your latest drought monitor released just yesterday orange indicating severe and red indicating extreme. the worst cat, the second worst category of
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drought that deep room that you saw just a second ago at the start of the season that worst category just a sliver of northern california. so we have made massive progress, but there's definitely still room to improve yesterday. southern california got some heavy rainfall that actually resulted in flooding in a closure on i 5 over the grapevine because of snow bay area and the sierra nevada are in the midst of clear and dry conditions. and good news. if you are heading down to la today i 5 is back. open now that low pressure area that brought us that rainfall and snowfall earlier on this past week has exited the region just leaving us behind with some cool dry conditions, something that we will see continued through the day today. tonight is going to be another cold instill evening. so much like what you're stepping outside into this morning, which is some really cold conditions plan on that again tomorrow morning. temperatures falling into the 20's and 30's inland 30's and 40's along the bay shore. and that's also you're going to be stepping outside into if you are celebrating new year's eve tonight. next week will bring the return of rainfall rain
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and snow coming back into play on monday, taking a little breather on tuesday before a resurgence of it likely into wednesday. today's daytime highs will be in the 50's for almost all the bay area. a couple of holdouts only rising into the 40's, though, especially further inland burlingame south san francisco as well as carlos and foster city among our warmer spots. egypt. 54 today. well, morgan hill, the tri valley as well as seminole and on up toward san ramon and moraga. some of our coldest areas only in the 40's oakland. you'll be at 53 sonoma and napa valais how at 52 degrees in stinson beach also hanging on to those 40's at 49 degrees tomorrow and sunday keeping the dry weather going as we make our way into the first weekend of the new year monday, tuesday and wednesday getting cloudier with monday and wednesday. our best chance of rain next week. reyna on thanks to that. so we do have light travel conditions. but we do have an accident. this is alvin to know. >> northbound just south of and ride a road. so that off-ramp there at a dry day
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road is closed, but you can still travel along the highway here. we're going to close eye on things as they continue to progress traveling into the city this morning from the east bay. a little under 8 minutes for your drive time. you can see they have the metering lights turned off at the bridge. as you're traveling crockett down towards the maze. it will take around 12 minutes for that drive heading across towards the peninsula there about 12 minutes as you're traveling via the san mateo bridge out of richmond across towards center fell. you're looking at about an 8 minute drive and the golden gate bridge 20 minutes for you. traveling 37 to the tolls will. back to you. ran as cities around the globe. there is canceling or scaling back the traditional new year's eve celebrations because of the omicron variant. >> usually in years past we would have gone live to say places like australia to show you all the fireworks at around this time because it's already new year's day on many places across the globe, but they're not doing it this year. tom negovan tells us why.
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>> they've tested the numbers. even the confetti and they're ready. >> listen, the expectation is pretty clear. what set it one more time. if you're coming out tomorrow, let's have fun. let's do it a safe environment. you're going to wear a mask and that's the expectation for everyone. we are going to tear down barriers. new york's new mayor eric adams planning to be sworn in during the celebration. we're very excited to welcome visitors back to times square. this new year's eve ready for the ball to drop amid the tightened security in the nation, if not the world, including but not limited to. >> magnetometers, explosive trace detection machines. heavy weapons. >> the show will also go on in chicago. in fact, the windy city's planning the biggest fireworks show in its history along the chicago river and navy pier at indoor events masks will be mandatory. got to be smart. >> and i'm not going to be a mom and tell people what they should and shouldn't do.
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>> san francisco's fireworks are canceled for the second year in a row along with a long list of other new year's eve events, atlanta canceling the annual peach drop as covid cases rise advising georgians to get their shots and stay home. las vegas planning to launch fireworks from the roofs of 8 hotels on the strip for 8 minutes and now a walk down memory lane to times square one year and one day ago. >> you know the safest place to watch new year's from home. we've got your back. the countdown will begin at 9 o'clock on kron 4 starts at 1130 our very own grant lotus and justine waltman. here's a secret. they're married. they will ring in the new year. we will celebrate a live fireworks show from the entertainment capital of the world. las vegas only on kron
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4. coming up on the kron 00:00am morning news, another smash-and-grab robbery in san francisco. but this time. >> it was very personal as a family member was taken through that this they're looking for there us.
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>> in san francisco. a couple is devastated this morning
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after the cat was stolen from their car smash and grab burglary. the couple actually visiting our city from anaheim. the thief struck while their suv was parked at a lumber street parking garage on molton street. the cat is the couple's travel companion and was in a carrier when it was stolen. it's been more than a week and their cat is still nowhere to be found. the couple they're staying in the city pass out fliers to put them on telephone poles and whatnot. and they're also looking at animal shelters. >> was a cold winter night andw we know we decided to keep, you know, we didn't want kerry the a cousin of the doesn't provide much shelter from cold. so we decided to keep her warm and cozy inside of the vehicle. it is possible that if the council you know, not of any use for them have released her into the streets. she may be still hiding out there. >> you can see them right there. just posting fliers all
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over the city. that is so unfair. i love my for baby hopefully that they the police can help track down the fur baby as they filed a police report. they're also offering a reward to return their hat coming up on the when we come back after the break on the kron 00:00am morning news as the bay area counties tighten their mask requirements. >> because of the surge in covid cases. one industry that has been hit very hard and gyms will have the details.
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>> and welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news time now is 05:29am in the morning on this last friday of 2021 the last day of this year as we are counting the hours down to 2022 and john. we're shivering doing it is. but all i need i need to start a go fund me pages to pay my power bill this to or that. >> the little space heater on last night by space heater on some things out because i kind of like a it is definitely clear out their often times on these clears mornings as we have the coldest temperatures. so skies have cleared and right back out temperatures in during overnight hours have really started to bottom out very, very well. we're going to see that again tonight. as you step outside for your new year's eve clear conditions in calm conditions means it's going to get very cold very quickly. so bundle up for any festivities you may have planned this evening. fremont and hayward each in the upper
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30's dublin and conquered egypt 36 napa petaluma at 32 santa rosa at 30 degrees right now. so definitely all the layers you want to put on this morning will be coming in handy rate. it may be cold, but at least roadways are looking okay. exactly. we do have a couple of accidents. any major delays out there. so that's the silver lining as you're traveling from the east bay into the city this morning to make it to that fremont street exit. it's going to be a little under 8 minutes for your drive time. there. san mateo bridge across towards the peninsula. but a 12 minute drive as you're traveling. no hazards. he wants to know that we're looking at that accident. northbound 6.80, just south of a dry day wrote while the highways are moving along the off-ramp there at a dry day is closed right now. >> here in oakland, another accident westbound 24 at call. the lane. and again, highway moving along. so those accidents aren't causing any major backups will leave you with a look at the richmond sandra fell bridge. you're traveling out of richmond about 7 minutes. we'll back to you.
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>> right now. big story that we're following this morning on the crime variant continuing to wrnak havoc all over the country and in the bay area 5 counties actually temporarily tightening mask requirements regardless of your vaccination status. one industry hit really hard by all of the changes fitness centers. kron four's rob nesbitt spoke with frustrated gym owners. >> this is normally the time of year when gyms and fitness centers see an increase in membership because of new year's resolutions. the mask changes could not have come at a worse time for them. but health officials say it had to happen. >> gyms took a hit in 2020 2021. definitely been in 2022. looks like it will be off to a rough start. thursday was day one of mass being required indoors at all public places regardless of if you've been vaccinated or not, it makes quite difficult when you're trying to do your obit to get your cardio and puffing director of marketing at fitness sf troy mcfarland says it's been difficult keeping up
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with the ever changing mask mandates. you just have to really be on top of it. make sure that the communication is going out to the members. clearly and that everyone's aware out of his 8 locations. mcfarland says the downtown gyms have had a harder time bouncing back from the pandemic. a new year would normally mean new members, but he worries how many people will want to sign up if they have to wear a mask while working out the mask mandate put a little bit of a damper on that. but, you know, we understand and i think our members understand as well or in county announced their requirements. a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status after experiencing their highest number of positive cases tuesday. 338 cases. more than a 100 more cases than we've ever seen before in a single day. a concern for the county's public health officer. doctor matt willis. he says the exemption to mask-wearing indoors had to change given the numbers and the science behind omicron. it is highly contagious. >> we're also learning that people are fully vaccinated and nia are vulnerable to
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being affected masking while working out may not settle well with gym members, but it's a health conscious decision. everyone has to go along with. i don't like wearing a mask, but i know it's a good thing. >> the statewide mask mandate is set to expire january 15th san francisco says they will continue to require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status until january 31st in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news from san francisco to the south bay with the children's discovery museum in san jose is turning into a vaccine clinic this weekend. >> and it's offering an incentive for families who get their shots on january. second, this sunday and the 23rd of next month. families who get a kids or adults covid shot. we'll also get a free museum day passed. you can use your past any time through may 31st at least 2 more clinics. they are planning for this for the winter season. the fda is authorizing another at home. rapid covid tests. this one is
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by the german company siemens. the demand for at-home tests skyrocketing mostly because of the omicron variant and people trying to gather for the holidays. and of course, new year's eve. the siemens tests should be available starting next month. it's authorized for anyone 14 years and older. and just a matter of hours, several new state laws will go into effect. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains new regulations. law enforcement agencies across the state will need to follow. >> 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 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
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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 allowid 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. >> today's the last day. you're crossing a bay area bridge for only $6 drivers starting tomorrow you will pay one extra dollar tolls on the bridges for most cars and trucks and motorcycles will increase one dollar from 6 to
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$7. the change will take effect on the bay bridge. bridge martinez bridge parking is dumbarton richmond sandra fell and san mateo hayward. basically every bridge except the golden gate bridge, which is not owned by the state. this is the second of 3 increases approved by voters back in 2017 and skews me passed in 2018. so we still have one more to go. one extra dollar starting at midnight. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news oakland police make an arrest in a homicide that happened last month. >> we'll have 50. plus the warriors game against nuggets did not happen yesterday because of covid. we have reaction from dream on. and it's another clear and dry day ahead of us daytime highs today will be in the 50's across the board. dry skies cool in comfortably, cool this afternoon. but getting chilly tonight for new year's eve. i've got your forecast.
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>> and if you're hitting the roadways today to get some things done here. tracking your new year's eve commute. we'll have a look at that when we get back from break. we learn about covid-19, the more questions we have. the biggest question now, what's next? what will covid bring in six months, a year? if you're feeling anxious about the future, you're not alone. calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support.
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>> and welcome back. in the east bay. 2 men have been charged with murder in connection to an oakland woman's death. now back on november 11th oakland. police say 22 year-old devani sanchez was shot during an attempted
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armed robbery on lakeshore she died from her injuries. 2 days later, police say they arrested 2 men for their role in her death. both men are now facing murder charges. the search for a missing skier in the sierra has been called off the placer county sheriff'i ofeice has suspended all emergency efforts to find rory and toledo and july, should say sorry about that. the 43 year-old truck, the man was last seen christmas morning at northstar resort in north lake tahoe. authorities say at this point there is no realistic possibility that he survived the winter conditions which are called very extreme. more than 200 personnel from 17 different agencies have combed the mountains trying to find rory officials are still planning a scaled back effort to try to recover his body.
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afternoon. it will be comfortably cool in the low 50's yesterday la saw some heavy rainfall resulted in some flooding. we temporarily at the grapevine closed because of snowfall there. that's obviously since reopened. but the sierra some much improved conditions as did the bay. and we'll continue this dry trend of weather through the turn of the new year low pressure areas having pushed in this cold, cold air. we're going to remain dry for 3 more days. and are these clear and dry skies overnight tonight. we will see cold conditions pretty early on. so if you're staying up for new years. maybe you're doing so outdoors or at least part of the evening outdoors. make sure to just be super bundled up. now, as far as we go into next week, we will see the return of rainfall to the bay area starting on monday some showers to the bay area and some snow in the sierra nevada looks like. we'll take a break on tuesday before another round of wet weather likely into wednesday. today's daytime highs mostly in the 50's, although there will be some spots even colder than that. south san francisco
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burlingame as well as foster city and san carlos among are more mild areas each at 54. well, some of our colder spots. morgan hill, the tri valley on up to seminole san ramon in moraga all in the upper 40's oakland. you'll be at 53 today. pittsburgh in vacaville barely hitting 50 degrees santa rosa at 51 tomorrow's temperatures a little bit more mild than today's will be partly cloudy skies for your saturday after really icy cold new year's some inland lows tonight will fall into the upper 20's monday and wednesday of next week. are better chances of rainfall shower should stay on the lighter side. reyna john, thank you for that. so we do have a hot spot out there. this is along highway 24. >> right here. westbound 24 at lane. so the left for theirs closed because of an accident. so we are starting to see a slight delay a long 24 gun westbound. i called lane. the left board currently closed. want to try to get that accident cleared out of there. what you do reach the maze heading into the city to that
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fremont street exit around 7 minutes for your drive time. they still have the lights off right here at the bridge. as you can see, traffic moving along pretty nice and light traveling across towards the peninsula a little under 14 minutes for your drive. no major delays or issues ear out here in unfortunately, early morning fatality northbound 6.80, just south of and road. so they only have the off-ramp there close at a dry day road. and again, traffic still moving along 6.80. no delays as you're traveling there just that off-ramp out of richmond heading across to war center failure at about a 7 minute drive this morning. the golden gate bridge 19 minutes. 37 to the tolls. so we're staying on top of your new year's eve commute. we'll have more coming up. the will. back to you. >> reyna and bay area sports the warriors. they were hoping to get revenge on the denver nuggets last night in denver after losing to them 2 days ago. but they never play the game because of covid and draymond green thinks that's an unfair advantage to the
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nuggets will explain in just a few moments. and if you're a forty-niners fan you love to of their legends, patrick willis and bright young be why they are taking one more step one, they're one step closer to in mortality. kylen mills tells us what happened. >> our day for the warriors. they flew to denver only to learn their game against the nuggets had been postponed due to health and safety protocols. denver doesn't have the league minimum 8 healthy players. the team already dealing with injuries had 3 players enter covid protocols, nuggets head coach michael malone and 2 assistant coaches also entered health protocols. meanwhile, the words are starting to get some players back after dealing with their own covid issues for andrew wiggins return to plan tuesday will guards jordan, poole and moses moody have been cleared to return to play guard damion lee and starting forward. draymond green remain out due to covid green's absence was a key factor in the worst loss to the nuggets at home on tuesday. he voiced his frustration about the whole
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situation, social media tweeting this. how do you continue to cancel games. implemented rules to prevent this from happening. is that not a competitive advantage for other teams. the guys we didn't have to do. the protocol is played no role in tuesday's loss. pick a side but don't straddle the fence. so one the rescheduled game. the game is rescheduled bratcher rather, which will probably take away from our break we'll play them full strength, but they got to sneak a win when we were at full strength only 2 days ago. let's make it make some sense here. but some critics are saying is that a team like denver with a few covid cases could conveniently have other players with any type of soreness it out so they get to reschedule the game rather than play short-handed not to say that was necessarily the case here. but some are questioning the whole situation. a new date for this war is nuggets. game has not yet been set. the college hoops season turning into quite a mask. the west coast conference is postponed all of its basketball game scheduled for this weekend. the only saturday game still being played as of right now is the men's game between usf in
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saint mary's and moraga the wcc previously postponed the first game of conference play for both men's and women's basketball teams santa clara also place in the west coast conference their games this week have been postponed because of covid cases within the broncos program. 2 former forty-niners could receive one of the highest honors in football linebacker patrick willis willis alignment, bright young morning finalists for the pro football hall of fame class of 2022 willis was a seven-time pro bowler and five-time first team, all pro he only played 8 seasons all with the niners, but he's still the franchise's all-time leader in solo tackles he is considered a shoe in to make the hall of fame, although wasn't picked in his first 2 years of eligibility. meanwhile, young was a four-time pro bowler. he ranks second on the forty-niners list of career sack leaders, young help the niners to their last super bowl titles. a rookie in 1994 and he was the league's comeback player of the year in 1999. >> i think it's a no-brainer that patrick is a hall of famer. you talk about speed, you talk about physicality,
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you talk about smart. i he's everything you want in an inside linebacker and he set the tone for the defense here for play 8, 9, years that he was here. you know, he was that guy. he was the leader of this defense and and i was just always fun to watch him. >> and that was kylen mills reporting this morning. as far as the warriors nuggets game that we still don't know when that will be rescheduled. but we do know with certainty that the niners will take the field this sunday at levi stadium as they take on the houston texans kickoff at one. '05. what is still up in the air is whether or not jimmy g will play. we do know that he has an injured threat on his throwing hand. so they don't know if it's broken. if it's sprained, we did find out a little bit later this you know, as the week moved on that. it was a sprain. the pain is not going away. so it's a matter of if you can handle the pain on his throwing hand. so we'll let
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you know as the niners game getting a little bit closer. also getting a little bit closer of the 100 33rd rose parade. it is good to go for tomorrow morning. you can watch the parade on kron 4 and on kron-on live on new year's day. our coverage begins at 6 o'clock in the morning and the parade begins commercial free at 8 o'clock.
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>> you will love this story. you know, the old adage, you can't teach an old dog new tricks that is so wrong is not accurate because a deaf dog in texas. it's proving that wrong four-year-old aspen. i was taught sign language at the austin humane society. okay. so initially she was in danger of being put down because of lack of space at the humane society. that's how it usually works. so the clock is always ticking on those dogs. there. so you got to if you want a dog, you got to jump all over it. they were about to do that. and then they found out. wait a minute. she's deaf. so they worked on or they use. i language. and guess what, she responded to all of that sign language. look at that. all law. >> and that saved her life. so aspen has a new lease on life and is 2022. best story this
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morning. isn't that great, john. john is over there. gosh. coming up in the next hour, the kron 4 morning news with new year's eve here and the spread of covid-19 also here. we will show you how to celebrate safely and alive. >> and a family says they're devastated after their beloved cat was snatched from their car, their message to the plus, record snowfall in tahoe. but caltrans is still warning people. if you're thinking about going up there today. tomorrow. the next several days just please.
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>> from the bay. area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news at 6. >> in many places across the globe. it is new year's here is new year's celebration from sydney, australia showing the fireworks over sydney. down. for us. we still have some time to go. good morning, everybody is friday, december
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31st. i'm will tran. let's start this morning with a check of weather and traffic. unfortunately, john, we won't have a fireworks show. >> in san i know seeing that actually can be because i was. >> looking for those fireworks, but i know this year is just making for a couple of road bumps for a lot of people that are. >> maybe making their plans for new years, maybe adjusting those last minute too half moon bay is going to be a beautiful place to be once the sun does come up today. it is a cold start to the morning, but half moon, bay or coastal areas. a little more mild in inland areas are this morning. those clear skies have allowed our inland spots to drop, especially cold in tonight with more clear conditions. those same inland areas are likely to fall below freezing again, especially in the north bay as low as the 30's to even upper 20's for some areas. so if you are heading outside for new year's tonight. please bundle up. san jose and fremont at 37 degrees right now. we're looking at livermore dublin conquered in the mid 30's. look at this up in the north bay santa rosa below freezing at 30 degrees


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