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umbrellas. you can stash those away for a couple of days. you just want to keep the extra layers on hand this morning. it's cold and clear oftentimes those clear still mornings tend to be the coldest of ones. and guess what, we're going to keep these clear skies around today. so even though that won't result in the warmest of afternoon staying in the 50's. it will certainly keep conditions on the cold side tonight. temperatures will fall out really quickly after sunset that means if you're going to be out and about for new year's eve tonight, bring all the layers. this is around 12:30am. right after the stroke of midnight. you can see how clear it will be. know. temperatures will be really cold along with it down into the 30's a lot like we are this morning. palo alto, hayward, fremont dublin among areas in the 30's right now. napa and allay right at freezing at 32 santa rosa just below freezing. so bundle up as you get outside. keep those layers on hand all day long. reyna. >> and as you're traveling from the east bay want you hit the tolls, right. they're traveling from the maze to that fremont street exit will take about 10 minutes to make
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that drive. san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula about 14 minutes for you. there. let's get a look at the richmond sandra fell bridge as you're heading out of richmond across towards sandra fell about a nine-minute drive and the golden gate bridge 37 to the tolls. that will take you. about 20 minutes. our top story this morning. it is new year's eve in as people get ready to celebrate. there are still major concerns about the spread of covid-19. well, this morning bay area officials are still urging you to celebrate safely. kron 4, sarah stinson is already following that advice. she is live from her living room right now with the details. good morning, sarah. all right. so it sounds like
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we lost sarah's mike there, but basically sierra was talking about how it is important to stay at home this year because of the omicron variant going up in many different places. so options like staying at the house limited, the amount of people that you see taking those at home. covid test before you celebrate with your families. we'll check in with sarah little later on the east coast like in new york. we're seeing spikes in young children that are being hospitalized for covid. >> that's raising concerns that we could soon see a similar surge right here in the bay area. kron four's taylor is actually spoke with local infectious disease expert doctor peter chin-hong. here's what he had to say. >> whether or not this is the calm before the storm. >> remains to be seen in the east coast has been a four-fold increase in pediatric hospitalizations in the new york area. chicago, watching to see what will happen. but the bay area's interesting because a lot of people around those kids are vaccinated, one of the highest rates of adolescent vaccines
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in the country. despite rising omicron cases and hospitalizations among children in other large cities. >> infectious disease specialist at ucsf. doctor peter chin-hong remains hopeful for several reasons for one, he says hospitalizations here in the bay area still remain relatively low in 2. the omicron variant doesn't appear to be more severe in kids than previous trance between ucsf benioff children's hospitals in san francisco and oakland doctor chin-hong says a high of 15 children were hospitalized with covid in september compared to only 5 hospitalized now, at the end of december. however, if the bay area were to follow trends on the east coast. doctor chin-hong believes the surge would be short-lived maybe 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.
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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 spread, especially as we send students back to their classrooms after winter break. he says limiting gatherings wearing masks and taking extra safety precautions. >> will be crucial. i'm taylor reporting kron 4 news. >> well, the fda is expected to broaden eligibility for covid booster shots on monday, 12 to 15 year-olds are going to be eligible to receive 3rd doses of the pfizer vaccine regulators also plan to allow both adolescence and adults to seek an extra shot of pfizer's vaccine 5 months after receiving a second dose instead of the current period of 6 months. well, a booster shot is also expected to be authorized for younger children ages 5 to 11 with immune deficiencies. the cdc is then gonna meet to vote on whether the recommended changes go into effect. there is a lot of concern over how to provide covid testing to
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15,000 students and the san francisco unified school district before they go back to school on monday. kron four's haaziq mod-yoon has that story for us. >> 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 prepare better. to make sure that students and staff were tested before coming back to school. we have been offering 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.
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>> 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 and encouraging everyone eligible to get a vaccine and a booster. >> has but you kron 4 >> well, top story this morning. it is new year's eve
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and as people are getting ready to celebrate. there are major concerns about the spread of covid-19 this morning. bay area officials are urging you, whatever you do if you're going to celebrate, you want to be safe by doing it. >> kron 4. sarah stinson live at her house this morning already taken that advice. good morning, sarah. >> good morning. i love that. we both decided to wear our letter this morning. we've got a few hours and tell that. >> well, look, look up. >> it is moment, but you know, a lot of people in the bay area. think their plans got canceled because a lot the event planners and major events. they all canceled its fireworks canceled and the thing that most people are probably going to do is stay at home with maybe house parties. and that's what the air a special are a little worried about that. they are urging people. if you're going to do that, do it safely some health officials say gathering should be limited to those who are fully vaccinated and hopefully boosted as well. people who attend gatherings
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are advised to wear a tie to good sitting mask indoors and test for the virus prior to attending there are no restrictions in place in the bay area. who can participate in private gatherings like last year. there was a limit. there's a lot of restrictions in place. everyone was kind of told to hunker down because not everybody is vaccinated yet, but health officials do dies people this year were unvaccinated to be extra careful and maybe avoid holiday events altogether and traveling as well for people who are planning to pull the party from new year's health officials say omicron spreads very easily as we know, it's extremely contagious. so outdoor gatherings are preferred and small ones at that. i caught up with a marine county spokesperson and we talked about a new year. she explained what people should do this year. >> people as we prepare new year's eve celebrations to play it safe. if you do choose to have a traditional celebration need keep that gathering. small plenty of ventilation you know, if you
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if possible we understand that's not a celebration that even consider a virtual celebration, especially if your family members are these vulnerable older adults underlying medical conditions among any or family members. you know, this are in the to celebrate that this isn't the time practice spreading. so rapidly throughout the bay area. >> and this is the second new years in a row where we're told to take precaution and you know, this year looks a little different, but still we're told to take those precautions be as safe as possible. maybe the best idea is to make it virtual just like this. you want me on zoom right now. we've got a sparkly justice on. but i also have sweat pants on. so maybe, you know, there are some perks to party at home. virtually. >> exactly. still see each other and stay safe and it just feels like we're right next to with look at the moment. >> right next get there we you
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see there. well, you knew the new year's a developing story. we're also following this morning holiday travel plans once again impacted. >> my massive flight cancellations all across the country. so far nationwide, more than a 1000 flights have been canceled. i know. i was on a flight earlier in the week that was delayed by 6 hours and canceled too. now, according to flight tracking website flightaware, thousands of flights have been canceled since christmas eve and part of the problem has been the spread of the omicron variant, which is impacted flight crews at several airlines. here's a look at what's happening right here in the bay area. last time we checked in we were going up here at sfo. so we're right around 40 flights now are about 53 flight cancellations in oakland. you're looking at 6 flight cancellations in san jose. you're looking at 7 flights being canceled. also developing news we're following this morning fires continue to burn in colorado
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overnight. so far an estimated 580 homes have burned there. 10's of thousands of people had to be evacuated and the fires were fueled by winds of up to a 105 miles per hour yesterday, evan kruegel has the latest from colorado this morning. >> yeah, this was the scene early this morning here on this toll lane in lewisville multiple homes burning as firefighters go door to door to try to stop this spread. take a look at this home. you can see just how close his home that is still standing is to this home. that is a complete loss early this morning. firefighters actually came by and turned on a sprinkler aiming it at the side of this house to try and knock down some of those flames and stop that spread and so far it appears to have worked. we have seen heroics from firefighters across this entire area all night firefighters from across the entire state coming in to try and help as we get our first look at some of the
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unbelievable devastation winning here in lewisville in lewisville i met coming up, the first snow survey of the winter brings good news for us here in california. >> but we're not out of the drought just yet. and despite the record snowfall in the tahoe area. caltrans is still warning people to stay away from the sierra. we're going to tell you why once we get back john. yeah, and those trees down. as you can see in that video a second ago. so much snow up there. a good thing comes with some downsides for sure. you don't need to tell anyone that was trapped inside of this past weekend that. >> 50's for your daytime highs today tonight gets cold all over again. a very chilly new year's eve. and your forecast. . before that drink turns to drinks, make a plan to get home safe. just call a friend, a cab, and get a rideshare. whatever you do, don't let drunk drive. go safely, california.
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out. hair, done. fit, fantastic! marijuana. not so fast. remember, marijuana and some meds don't mix. a sober driver can cure that. don't let high drive. go safely, california. >> without fans is warning against any travel to the sierra this after downed trees and unsafe conditions on the roads earlier this week, although highway 5080 have reopened. leisure travel is still being discourage khan forcefully juggle has that story. >> chain controls have been dropped on highway 15 and interstate 80 heading to the drivers should still expect blocks as 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 around the clock on 12 hour
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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 mayor says the area is now experiencing a break. obviously we had closures for the last several days. we be real close. you can get the basin. 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 listen on the horizon for the weekend the next couple of days should be. i'm looking to be better for peoplt to come up they have just keep in mind
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weather conditions are fluid and can change at any time. >> phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. >> well, the season's first snow survey was done and guess what happened. john, we had great results water content of the snowpack is a way above normal more than 70 inches of snow deaths recorded that survey was done. it phillips station that was in eldorado county where water content is. 202% of the average for this date. now the statewide average is now a 160% of normal. it's a strong start to the drought stricken states. traditionally wet winter season, although state authorities say the california is definitely not out of the woods just yet. hopefully we're on the way. also check in your forecast today. on the last friday of 2021 some people excited about that. some people just a little apprehensive. nothing to worry about. it will be a good yes, definitely. and especially if that snow pack is saying one thing. rain as you mentioned, a 160% of average across much
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of the sierra nevada and has the story just said a second ago. >> we are looking at a lot of trees down across the sierra nevada because of how deep that snow has been. that's one of the only downsides. obviously you're digging us out of this drought has been a better upside of all that snowfall and rainfall that we've seen now. we still have a long ways to go. but look at this. just a very hopeful sign of hopefully what's to come in 2022 up there on diamond peak love this view of lake tahoe. love to see it like it should look at this time of year with snowfall now for the sierra nevada. the southern sierra specially snowfall estimates about a 173% above average. we've had historic december. but our wettest months are typically still ahead of us. and as long as we continue to keep this momentum going. we should be fairing really well. but if we were to drive the tap out. that's where we have some issues. central sierra right around that. a 160% while the northern sierra nearing a 150% of average love to see it from north to south. the sierra about is doing
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great as far as snow goes, saw some snow on the grapevine yesterday that temporarily closed i 5, but it's back open now as our i 8050. so all around, sir. good to go as we kick off this weekend and a round out the last day of 2021 clear skies today will make for a comfortably. cool feel this afternoon, but also aid in conditions getting really cold. really quickly tonight it's art. coal dust evenings that are often paired with our clearest of evenings. and that's exactly the situation for your new year's eve. so do bundle up tomorrow. we will see a few passing clouds but nothing to notice far as rain goes sunday is also going to stay nice and dry before we see a return of rainfall potential into monday. now, showers next week should stay pretty light light to moderate monday and again on wednesday, potential of rain. we will have some more snow in the sierra, but also nothing super notable like we did see this past weekend conditions out there shouldn't be closing down any highways for the foreseeable future 50's for
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our daytime highs later on today for most of us. we do have a few exceptions like livermore as well as morgan hill hanging out in the upper 40's for your highs today and tomorrow will be just a touch warmer. still staying cool, though. 50's remain all the way through this forecast actually clear skies today, tomorrow and sunday. cloudier into next week. best chances of rain monday and wednesday. reyna. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic this morning, which is pretty light and the last day that most of us. >> all of us pay $6 to go across these bridges. it will be dollars $7 tomorrow heading from the maze into the city about 9 minutes heading across towards the peninsula via the san mateo bridge a little under 14 for your drive time. there over in richmond heading out across towards sandra fell. it'll take you about 10 minutes to make that drive. and the golden gate bridge. nice and light for you. 20 minutes as you're traveling from 37 to the tolls. cities all across the goal of are now canceling or scaling back their traditional new year's eve celebrations because of the omicron surge. san
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francisco. they had to cancel their fireworks show. the new york city, the show will go on. some restrictions are in place. tom negovan has that story. >> 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 in 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 trmes 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
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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. >> 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. >> and you know, we like to celebrate over here kron 4. and we want you to celebrate with us because the countdown it's going to get at 9 o'clock. then at 1130 our very own grant lotus and justine
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waltman. they're going to take over to help us ring in the new year. we're going to celebrate with a live fireworks, show from the entertainment capital of the world. las vegas. you only see that here on kron. 4. we also want to see your beautiful faces because you look great. celebrating your new year. if you're at home doesn't matter. post your photos on social media, make sure you use the hashtag. >> in why we live. >> we're going to share them on our website. kron 4 dot com. we'll be right back after the break.
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call 877.only.att. just in a matter of hours, several new state laws are going to take effect in the new year. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains new regulations law enforcement agencies across the state are going to now 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 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
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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 to states 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 coming up next on the kron 4 morning news as the bay area continues to tighten their mask requirements. >> amid the surge in covid cases. there's one industry that has been hit really hard. that's gyms. we have details on that. once we get back from the break.
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kron 4 morning news here on the last friday of 2021. i'm reyna harvey. >> thanks for waking up with us this morning. and we're getting started in terms of the forecast john. hopefully i wore the right thing today. i haven't underneath address because it was kind of cool this morning. the layer dresses. it's it's the vibe. this new year's anything that's going to keep you warm. it's going to be the that's just what you got to do this time around. >> to temperatures during the
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day and downright cold during our evening hours your view outside at the last sunrise of 2021 take it in. it's a beautiful one. but take it in with the layers on at half moon bay. it's especially gorgeous skies across the bay area are just as nice and clear. we're going to remain clear through the day today. so cool sunshine, nice day to venture out. keep that are a pup in and you'll feel a little bit better don't sit down for too long. girls will start to shiver because it is going to stay cool tonight. if you are stepping outside for new year's expect those cold conditions to allow temperatures to fall off really quickly. so if you're going to be outside at the stpoke of midnight. you want to be layered up because it's going to feel pretty similar to what we've got right now, which is the 30's and 40's fremont and livermore each at 36 right now doubling at 33 santa rosa below freezing at 31 napa right at freezing 32 degrees. the rate up to 2 dresses. it's a good idea. thank you, feel much better traveling. >> from the east bay into the for the most part on your bridges. look great. a nine-minute drive when she
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reached the maze heading into the city. the san mateo bridge headed across towards the peninsula at about 14 minutes re there out of richmond traveled across towards santa failure in a nine-minute drive and getting a look at the golden gate bridge. it will be about 20 minutes 37 to the tolls for your health this morning. while we face a surge in new covid cases. many infectious disease. experts say they're still optimistic. the 2022 will be a better year and lourdes dante reports. they say some of the ways and the keys to beating covid are already here. >> it was one year ago when we got a look inside north shore university health system's covid icu or pulmonary and critical care doctors respiratory therapists and nurses handle the heavy lifting gear we just catch it so early and in covid and now it's looking traditionally covid or is it something at the time, about 20 beds were occupied on the unit are volumes are not quite as bad as they were last year. their numbers. >> of positive cases are high,
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but the numbers of of are severely ill patients. thankfully of bin lower and that's been attributed almost exclusively to the vaccine. still, the prognosis for patient on a ventilator remains much. the same. the overwhelming majority of them are unvaccinated. once you're in the icu and once you get on a ventilator that mortality has not really changed. so we have a you know, all of our treatment protocols. >> and not move the needle significant. so i i think the real emphasis for everyone. this just to prevent that situation from occurring in the first place. on the way to do that is to be vaccinated. and if you're vaccinated to get busy. we're getting busier. the count is up to 90 plus covid patients at rush university medical center that's compared to the facility's all-time high of a 189. >> during the early stages of the pandemic. >> we're in a better place than that because we do know what does work.
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>> there are multiple therapies, blood thinners monoclonal antibodies immune modulators and steroids help patients pull through covid and now the hope is to new antiviral pills will keep those at increased risk for severe disease. >> out of the hospital. all those measures help incrementally none have been real game changer years. but you know, it's a you know, it's a disease of increments and everything you can do. hopefully contributes to helping some people get yet. doctors say they're often asked by patients and their families to administer unproven it get it can get very contentious. sure. >> we had one of our physicians was a actually a family offered a bribe him with cash to give someone ivermectin. >> you know, of course he refused to do that. it. >> would be inappropriate to me when i know that there is a medication that does work to you something that does. and as we enter another pandemic year a simple message. it's been a long year. it's been a
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hard year. >> and there's certainly an amount of burnout involved. but i think we're doing pretty well. take care of yourselves and each vaccinate, not just for yourself but for all the. >> other people around you. >> well, another big story this morning amid a surge of omicron cases. 5 bay area counties have all temporarily titan mask requirements regardless of your vaccination status. as one industry hit pretty hard by these changes. our fitness centers owners and managers have been safer months out covid transmission is an issue inside their gyms. crediting members only access and the vaccine requirement to get inside the new year. normally comes new members and director of marketing at fitness sf worries business is going to die down. >> 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. you just have to really be on top of it and make sure that the communication is going out to the members. clearly and that every once aware.
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>> plus a fitness gym says their downtown gyms are having a harder time recovering from the pandemic. and in the south bay, the children's discovery museum in san jose's. turning into a vaccine clinic this weekend and it's offering an incentive for families who get their shots. there on january second and on sunday, january 23rd families to get kids or adults covid shot. they're also going to get a free museum day passed. you can use your past any time through may 31st at eat. at least 2 more clinics are planned for the winter season. and the up days offered another rapid at-home covid test. this one is by the german company siemens. the demand for at-home test is skyrocketing mostly because of the omicron variant people get together for the holidays. that new tests should be available starting next month. that's authorized for anyone 14 and older. well, during the pandemic cocktails to go have been a big hit for local bars and restaurants tomorrow.
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there's new law that's going to take effect. that's going to make the idea official. but the problem is the law might not be what people were expecting or hoping for force. dan thorn has that for us. >> over the last 2 years to go cocktails, offered relief to bars and restaurants, trying to make ends meet. governor gavin newsom signed senate bill 3.89 in october to make the idea legal beginning january first and lasting the next 5 years. the concern is the new law is much more restrictive than expected when it was originally written it read very well and a lot of good intentions. it look like you or they're going to let us continue to do. >> a lot of the things that is it is safe business then some more rounds got involved cut all that out h it is the owner of a saloon in san francisco. he feels the law is making life worse for bars like his as opposed to making things better. >> s p 3.89 requires customers
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to buy a full meal to a company. any cocktails to go customers must also pick up their orders. in-person ending any ordering through 3rd party delivery apps a meal as defined by the state's alcohol beverage control is a sufficient quantity that would constitute a main course in a multiple course dining experience foods such as chicken wings, french fries prepackaged sandwiches, cups of soup or egg rolls are examples that do not meet the requirement an and other bar owners. the law up here to make selling cocktails easier for places that specialize in cocktails. now he believes it's accomplishing the opposite and he's not sure why the state, the city of san francisco have done so little to help. >> you know, our industry survive. it's it's baffling to make the law expires. december 31st, 2026 reporting in san francisco. dan thorn kron 4 news. >> all right. well, still to come on the kron 4 morning
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news the warriors game against the nuggets is postponed due to covid. we have reaction from one of the players. plus another smash-and-grab robbery in san francisco. and this time a beloved family pet was taken. we'll have the details once we get back from break. >> and lots of sunshine today. that's going help temperatures rise into the low 50's. cool sunshine will make for jacket where the conditions. but one more layens needed. if you're heading out tonight for new year's eve as will get cold. your forecast to come.
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>> well in san francisco. a couple is devastated after their cat was stolen from their car and a smashed and grab burglary. the couple was visiting the city from anaheim and the thief struck while their suv was parked at the lumbar street parking garage on bolton street. now the cat is the couple's travel companion. that's the cat, right. the air was stolen in a carrier. it was inside of the vehicle. it's now been more than a week and their cat is still nowhere to be found. the couple stayed in the city to post flyers and also alert local animal shelters. >> was a cold winter night. and we you know, we decided to keep, you know, we didn't want kerry the a cousin of the doesn't provide much shelter from the cold. so we decided to keep her warm and cozy inside of the vehicle. it is possible that the count was. you know, not of any use for
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them to released or into the streets. she may be still hiding. help. there. >> for little baby. now, the owners filed a police report and are offering a cash reward for anyone who returns their cat will be right back after the break. all right. we're
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taking a live look this morning. highway 50 at myers. you get a look at that and you
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can pretty high. so the past few days we've been showing the shot up in like about book so this is really nice. like up there, though. the 2 cars, pokemon do on. >> so as you're traveling up there, you want to be mindful conditions look great. however. >> how a 80's now back open to traffic after that snowstorm. now we saw up there. but lo and behold next week. another storm is on the horizon. so let's just stay in the moment looks perfect up there. one more year left of 2021 john and the weather looks gets great inside. last day of the year it does look beautiful up there. this is my favorite view of lake tahoe. i try to share this you guys a lot because i love it. >> and i think it's beautiful. you can see all the snow that's piled up there. devon peak. they're getting dec shoveled off pretty quickly. even with the feet of snowfall that's been piled up. they're ready for you to get up there and hopefully as you do, you can get back by sunday afternoon because we do have more rain and snow just around the corner towards monday.
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sierra snowpack is looking great. we had our first snow snow survey of the year. just yesterday the southern sierra measuring it at a 173% of average central sierra 164% northern sierra nearing that a 150% mark. these are unprecedented numbers over the past few years. even when we've had wet winters, it's typically kicked into gear. little bit later in the season. so the fact that december is come through for us the way as october kick this off on a nice start as well. this is great news. we'd love to keep this momentum going into the new year. hopefully the top does not run out as far as we go right now, la dried out after heavy rainfall yesterday that snow along the grapevine actually closed at along. i 5 briefly yesterday. all routes are open and everything is good to go with clear skies today. bay area. just another dry but also cool day ahead of us. so enjoy that cool sunshine this afternoon. of course, the jackets are going to be needed tonight. you'll need more than the jacket really bundle up because it's going to be such a cold evening. pretty early
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on, too. oftentimes are cold. this evenings will be our clearest. this is just after midnight tonight. you can see there's no cloud cover. so temperatures are going to fall off really quick. once the sun goes down, you're going to want to make sure to keep all those layers with the especially if you'll be outside around new years. as far as we go with next week. monday does look to be bringing some showers returning to the bay and snow to the sierra. doesn't look like any of it is going to be exceptionally heavy, though. so we should see routes remaining open into early next week. but your travel is going to be a little less than ideal as it will get slick out there both for the sierra and for the bay area. we should take a break on tuesday with some more moderate showers into wednesday. nothing too major ahead of us in this forecast temperatures today will rise into the 50's for most areas livermore and morgan hill each at 48 for your highs. the colder spots tomorrow and sunday. keep that cool sunshine going before we do see temperatures next week getting a little warmer along with those showers evening lows tonight, getting cold. most of us in the 30's. but some inland areas as cold as
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the upper 20's reyna. john, thank you for traffic has been pretty light for the most part on this friday. if you're getting out on the road right now. >> once you reach the maze heading into the city to that 3 months. the exit will take about 9 minutes to do that. some detail heading out of the cross towards the peninsula, the in the san mateo bridge about a 14 minute drive richmond center fell bridge. you're traveling out of richmond. nice and light for you there about a nine-minute drive across and 20 minutes along the golden gate bridge. as you're traveling from 37 down to the tolls. hey, but in bay area sports the warriors game against the nuggets was postponed due to covid and 2 former 40 niner greats are finalists for the pro football hall of fame kron four's. kylen mills has the details. in sports. >> 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,
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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 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 due to. 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 that 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
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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 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
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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 18, 80 night. >> i think it's a no-brainer that patrick is a hall of famer. you talk about speed, you talk about physicality, you talk about smart. i he's everything you want in an inside linebacker and he set the tone for the defense here. you know, for play, a 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 >> and that was kylen mills reporting and you can watch the forty-niners this sunday afternoon at levi stadium, john, as we laugh at hits the houston texans kickoff is going to be at 1 o'clock. you want to set your alarm and as
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we head to break, don't forget the 133 a rose parade is tomorrow morning. you can watch the parade on kron 4 and on kron on line, on new year's day. our coverage is going to start at 06:00am and the parade begins commercial free at 8 o'clock. don't forget. we'll be right back after the break. well, they say that you
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tricks. that is a lie because a deaf dog in texas is proving that's wrong. four-year-old aspen was taught sign language at the austin humane society. she was initially in danger of being euthanized. but when volunteers relies she was deaf. they began giving her commands using sign language and it worked now has been has been adopted by families. they're going to continue using sign language and teaching new words. that is just incredible. coming up in the next hour with new year's eve here. many worry about the spread of covid-19. >> more on how you can celebrate safely in a live report. plus, record snowfall in the tahoe area. but caltrans is still warning people to stay safe. we'll be people to stay safe. we'll be right back.
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news at no. >> well countries around the world already celebrating the eu year. this is new video from sydney, australia showing the fireworks over sydney harbor. good morning. it is friday, december 31st. i'm
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reyna harvey. the last friday of 2021 can't believe i'm saying that and it's true because normally i would probably say that to be joking with someone. if you are getting ready for the new year and you are excited about it. we have a very exciting forecast from meteorologist john shrable. he's been tracking that. john, good morning. hey, good morning. last day of the year in a kind of weird. you're right. especially this one seem like it would buy a little extra fast. we are seeing a nice sunrise out there at half moon bay sons well, up over the horizon now. but. >> we're looking at a lot of people out there walking along. got the birds. just a nice tranquil weight and the year after what had been such a stormy start to this week. skies will remain nice and clear throughout this last day of 2021 and we are going to stay fairly cool. see want to keep the jackets close to you tonight. we will see temperatures falling off really quickly once the sun goes down under these really crystal clear skies. oftentimes are clear. conditions are coupled with our coldest evenings. as you head out and about for new year's eve tonight. that is certainly going to be the case. you want to


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