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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> when is this thing on the start time down? well, the good news is things are starting to plateau. >> city leaders in san francisco confirming what many have speculated after seeing an average of more than 2100 new covid cases that day this month. those numbers have plateaued and they are going down. thanks for watching. kron. 4 news at 5. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus. well, health officials here claim the protective measures are still needed for several more weeks. >> as cases and transmission remains high, the city's
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refocusing its attention now on how to move forward. eventually and live alongside the virus. our kron four's dan kerman live for us in san francisco tonight with more. dan, find some good news here. that's right, grant. vicki, we can tell you that the mayor says that light at the end of the tunnel is here, though. they say you do have to take protective measures for a few more weeks. >> and they say the way san francisco has responded to omicron will inform how we move forward with covid living among us. >> as san francisco enters the 3rd year of the covid-19 pandemic. finally, some good news. many of us are anxious to know when is this thing on a start dying down? well, the good news is things are starting to plateau at a news conference thursday, city leaders said cases peaked on january 9th been edging downward ever since. but they caution case numbers in transmission remain high and hospitalizations, which lag behind cases are still going up. i ask that we all hang in
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taere for just a little bit longer. the surge is not over yet. well, the most transmissible variant yet omicron has proven to be mild, especially for those fully faxed and boosted as a result, hospitals have not been overwhelmed and colfax is that will set the stage for how san francisco deals with covid going forward. now, our goal is not to prevent every case of covid on the kron has proved that that's simply not possible. >> our goal >> is to prevent the worst outcomes. severe disease. hospitalizations and deaths and colfax as san francisco's health policy will reflect that by not a pending people's lives. we're not going to hold onto restrictions. and and, you know, just waiting for everything for omicron to go where covid to go away. that's not going to it's clear that that's not going to happen anymore. >> we overeat or of a place where covid is endemic and we're going to learn to live with this virus and are lifting of of of restrictions in a gradual way will reflect
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that. that new reality. >> now, among those restrictions he was asked about was that indoor mask mandate, which san francisco partially lifted at one point only to put it back in place. he said obviously that is up for discussion. but again, we've got to get through this current surge. again, it is peak, but it's still coming down. it's got to get all the way down before they will be talking about lifting that live in san francisco. dan kerman kron. 4 news. thank you, dan. on the peninsula. san mateo county officials are admitting now that they're having issues with their covid testing. >> people are not getting results back in a timely manner. san mateo county public health conducting more than 10,000 tests per week. but officials say because of staffing shortages, the turnaround time for those test results are being affected. that results in many people just not knowing whether their covid positive or negative. san mateo officials say that they're currently working with the private testing companies to figure out a solution, not
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clear when the turnaround time for those covid results are to ramp up. >> in the east bay concern over some masks is forcing the oakland unified school district to take action. they're trying to clear something up here. the district issuing a letter addressing concerns about kn 95 masks. the district saying the masks are appropriate for school. use. the issue is whether the masks can be used in medical settings. in august of 2020, the fda issued an umbrella emergency use authorization for kn 95 masks to be used because at that time there was a shortage of and 95 masks. but the fda recently updated that guidance saying that the kn 95, sir, no longer authorize in medical settings since suppliers for n 95 masks are now able to keep up with demand. and there are plenty of n 95. this has led to some confusion and some concern thinking that maybe they can. 95 sarin, okay for school. but now that that
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clarification exists, district officials are emphasizing that can 95 masks are safe and they give more protection to people. then do surgical or cloth masks. >> one man is dead tonight after an officer-involved shooting at san francisco international airport. the 911 call came in to police just before 7.30, this morning. the shooting happened inside the international terminal near the airport's reflection room kron four's rob nesbitt reports now on the active investigation and what airport officials are saying tonight. >> this is where international departures get dropped off at sfo. there have been police cruisers and tactical team units in this area all throughout the day trying to figure out why a man came to the airport armed and ready to shoot. >> a high level of security at sfo was one thing. but crime scene tape caught people off-guard monday. kerry. behind these barriers in the airport's international terminal is where san francisco police say officers opened fire on a gunman after
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he advanced towards police armed with 2 handguns responding. officers were rendered aid to the man and some in medics to the scene. the man succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. sfo spokesperson doug yakel says the incident happened near the bart station entrance while others were around person experiencing homelessness who is nearby whose leg was injured by a ricochet that individuals transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover. >> bart service to the airport was temporarily suspended and passengers were routed around the affected area. there was no impact air travel operations. officer grace get and then says the shooting was not a quick incident and that officers attempted to de-escalate the situation before opening fire. police are still investigating why the gunman was at the airport in the first place on occasion of this incident being involves terrorism. >> like the individual came to commit some type of act of terrorism. contained in this particular about the gunman was discovered after a tsa agent noticed him acting suspiciously. bickal says that's exactly why airports
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make announcements for everyone to be aware of their surroundings. is that idea of if you see something, say something? if you see suspicious behavior. >> report that suspicious behavior. and that's exactly what we had happen here today. san francisco police will be having a public town hall within the next 10 days to answer any questions about the officer involved shooting as part of their commitment to transparency. >> at sfo, i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. >> thank you, rob. in the south bay, san jose police shot and killed a suspected carjacker. this happened last night in the area of heading street and park avenue. authorities say the man was driving a stolen car and tried carjacking someone in santa clara, the suspect who was allegedly armed with a gun was not able to take the car. he was trying to carjack. officers say he drove the original stolen car back to san jose where he then caused a major accident at the intersection and injured other drivers. when police they arrived. they say that suspect started shooting at officers. the suspect was hit at least
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once by police gunfire and then was taken to a hospital where he died. the police officers involved were not injured. the second day in a row, search efforts continued in fremont for a 27 year-old stanford nurse. >> who friends say has been missing since early tuesday morning. traveling nurse michael o'dell was reported missing by his roommate after he didn't come home from his night shift at stanford hospital in palo alto, according to his deals phones last location, pings through the find my friends app that was found tuesday at 08:00am near the dunbarton bridge toll plaza in fremont heading east. well, chp, how later dale's car at that location. the coast guard was out on the water searching for odell yesterday. anyone with information dell's location is being asked to contact chp hayward. >> the forty-niners are on their way to wisconsin getting ready to take on the green bay packers. of course this weekend you see the team they're getting on the bus at
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levi stadium. that bus headed to san jose's airport game against the packers is in that divisional round. they'll play saturday night. it's there last postseason matchup for i should say the last time these 2 teams met in the postseason. the niners beat the packers and advance to the super bowl. that was a couple years ago. guy said today they are more than ready for this matchup with coach kyle shanahan, especially excited about his star wide receiver slash running back. slash do whatever you want. deebo samuel. >> when he says the ball, give me the ball. you guys watch ou and you know how much he means. and i mean to deebo as israel and the guys i've been around and he has a passion for this game that is making him one of the best players in this league. my focus is this team and how we preparing all week, too. go over here and just, you know, santa play physical game and try to come out with the win. >> people, samuel young star in this league that everybody
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across the country is getting to know the game at lambeau in green bay is saturday night kickoff 5.15, our time. temperature out there right e g- now. we're looking locally at the san mateo bridge. beautiful sunset shot there. >> going to call one of arctic plunge is there in the middle of the country. everybody wishes lives here. right now. it is beautiful here in the bay chiefmeteorologist large cargo is with us large. we ice bowl 2 point. oh, yeah. just about i think they're going to get some snow overnight and early in that morning. and this is going to be a very cold weather game here. the bay area, people will be sitting outside their backyards, get the barbecue going and enjoying the game. but it is going to be bitter cold. we're talking game time temperature of about 16 degrees. just throwing the wind's blowing. probably about 11, about 14 miles per hour. that's going to get a wind chill right about one degree for the game. so it is going to be a very cold game out there and it's going to be
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breezy to let's go niners. let's see if we can get this one and move along out there tonight. we've got some mostly clear skies around the bay area so far. so good winds are going to be a factor in the next couple of days. you're going to get very gusty outside right now. some very comfortable temperatures. 62 degrees in fremont. 61 in san jose, 61 in the bottom. 62 degrees in santa rosa overall. yeah. a couple patches of fog along the coastline. you can see it right there. and then just to our north and the east. you begin to see an area of low pressure, beginning drop and bring some snow across the rockies. that low is going to die for the south. that's what's going help to kick up the winds right mainly just a gentle sea breeze outside. but by tomorrow, we're talking about some gusty winds will have more on that coming up in a few minutes. all right, lawrence. well, fog fans are welcoming karl the fog back on twitter after the anonymous man. >> behind the popular account, retired or aft is returning from his retirement 2 years ago. so it's more of a hiatus. karl, the fog tweeted this
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hey, down there. i know it's been a while. so hope you still recognize me. i put on a few metric. could tons moved in with my parents and point rays at the start of the pandemic. the free rent was great, but nothing beat. hang in 6 feet away from you. even the national weather service bay area chime in on carl's returns saying we've missed you. my s-t. yeah, >> and the north bay, a popular and longtime brewery is shutting down. this was a brewery way before all the craft. beers are so popular. kron four's charles clifford reports from are in. >> well, after 33 years them are in brewing company here at larkspur landing is closing its doors. the restaurant and brewery was one of the first businesses here along sir francis drake between san quentin prison in larkspur. a lot has changed since then the owners made the announcement on social media. they didn't go into great detail about why the restaurant is closing. although one could guess that
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the pandemic and troubles in the restaurant industry as a whole probably contributed to the planned closure. i actually feel a little bit sad. i talked to one woman who works nearby. he says it's sad to see such an established business and all its employees leaving to see that here in this area. >> it would be so heavily affected. i think they have to. change their plan and their. doing the right thing in some ways. but it's and it's a big a stab lish meant great place for sports. now, the marine brewing company's last day here at the larkspur landing will be monday, january 31st. >> but for now in the north bay, charles clifford kron, 4 news. >> democrats say they won't stop trying to pass voting rights reforms. coming up, what options they have left. >> and an emotional having to cancel the opening weekend of her las vegas residency. pop star taking to social media to explain why. >> plus the bay area's very own kamala harris back after
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let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. >> it has been one year since president joe biden and vice president kamala harris were sworn into office and the administration has faced a challenging year one kron four's washington correspondent reshad hudson spoke one-on-one with the vice president about the administration's first year in office. in my interview with vice president harris, we talked about the administration's. >> first year in office, the
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economy and the ongoing fight against covid-19. and if americans are losing confidence in the administration's response, how impactful as the biden harris administration been in the lives of the american people. >> through child tax credit by many counts, reduce child poverty last year by almost 50% after one year in office, vice president kamala harris says the economy is better. more people are working and she celebrated the bipartisan infrastructure bill. >> that's now law, which is going to create jobs and make life easier for the american people. and she says the country is in a stronger position to fight the pandemic. to been 10, 9 americans vaccinated. 10's of millions of americans have received boost to a lot of americans. it doesn't seem like the pandemic is under control. >> how should the american people continue or have confidence in this administration when things don't seem to be getting better? >> over 95% of our schools are
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reopened. businesses are opening back up. we have your cue now with higher calls for nearly everything i asked vice president harris, if there's any relief in sight, she pointed to the build back better plan that's currently stalled in congress. >> it bringing down costs out here. what we are proposing is that no family should one of during get the vice president says one regret over the last year is not being able to meet with people in person because of covid sit down with votes >> the 2 want to be heard. >> given last night's filled vote in the senate to pass voting rights. vice president harris says the administration is not giving up reporting in washington reshad hudson. back to you. the u.s. senate failed to pass voting rights legislation delivering a huge blow to democrats but not an unexpected one. >> despite failing to pass the legislation several times now,
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democrats vow not to give up and could decide to break up the legislation in 2 individual bills since the 2020 election. dozens of states pastor are trying to pass laws. the democrats say restrict voting earlier this week, utah senator mitt romney said the democrats should focus on working with republicans on what he sees as the real threat to elections. and that is the corruption of the counting of the ballots, the certification of elections and the congressional provisions for accepting and counting. >> a slate of electors. republicans appear open to reforming the electoral count act. >> to make it harder to overturn the results of future elections. democrats, including the white house, support the bill and say they will also keep pushing to increase access to the ballot. >> jury selection started today for the federal trial of 3 former minneapolis police officers who were with derek chauvin when george floyd was murdered. the 3 were charged with depriving floyd of his rights while acting under
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government authority. legal experts say this trial will be complicated because prosecutors have to prove the men will fully did not take action when floyd was pinned to the ground. the former officers face a state trial later this year on counts of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. in floyd's death. still ahead on kron, 4 news at 5 children under the age of 5 could soon be able to get vaccinated with doctor fauci saying about the timeline for approval. >> and still ahead, housing continues to be in high demand here in the bay area. what low inventory is doing to rent prices. the bears local news leader is bringing you another hour of live local news. you can watch kron 4 news at noon. >> every weekday here on kron 4 and on our free streaming out kron on.
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now you know. try it for free at >> uncertainty over the prolonged pandemic may be factoring into an extreme drop in home availability for sale in the bay area news. zillow report shows that well, home values are soaring. not many of them are being listed on the market. our first clip to call spoke with an economist who believes that this may be setting up for a busy spring housing market. >> zillow says available housing inventory across the country has plunged a record. 40.5% over the past 2 years. the numbers are not as dramatic in the bay area, but
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still significant for the bay area. san francisco in san jose were down about a 5th from this time last year in terms of active listings. this dropping availability paired with continued high demand from buyers is leaving home prices to steadily rise. >> in both the san francisco and san jose metro areas. zillow, senior economist jeff tucker says. >> typical home values have increased more than 17% over last year and get inventory remains well below. pre-pandemic levels reported in december 2019, there's may be a myth of sort of a >> an infinite number of people moving out with a lot of money to spend buying homes in other parts of the country. so you might think that therefore there should be a glut of homes left behind, you know, in the bay area or that the demand of the lower prices might be falling in the bay area. but if in late 2020 on the market is hitting back up
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around san francisco around the bay. tucker says it's possible and even likely sellers are trying to time the market. >> wait and see how the virus plays out and then possibly list their homes for sale. >> in a typically busy spring in real estate. meanwhile, rates in the san francisco metro area. >> are up 10.4% from last year. and in the san jose metro area rents are up. 9.2%. i think rent will continue to rise. but at a slower pace than last year, i think last year's rises were in many cases, kind of a bounce back from that mid-pandemic along as for home buying in the bay area. zillow says on average listed homes are spending about 2 weeks on the market before going pending a break for buyers who just this past june had one week on average to consider a home before it went under contract. phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> still to come on kron, 4 news at 5 plans for the age.
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what are front ballpark? moved one step forward last night, but with the team's president says about the possibility of moving to las vegas. still, despite that development. >> plus, we'll have a live report from green bay head of the niners packers game, which is less than 48 hours away. that's coming up
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season anyway and a lot has changed late september. and then week 3 matchup, indeed. lindsay polar joins us now live from the with more on how the offense as transform that. lindsay, it's always good to be in sight. lambeau field instead of outside. i do it. >> it is very, very cold time. happy to be inside here in the atrium. we are less than 48 hours from kickoff here at lambeau for that divisional round matchup between the forty-niners and the packers. the niners are entering this game with 8 offense that he's become high powered as of late in large part due to deebo samuel. he is technically a wide receiver, but he's been used to regularly as a running back this season, so much so that he has coined the term white back in order to describe his role on the team and the 17 games he's played. this season depot has rushed from the true running back position. 64 times for 421 yards and 9 touchdowns. he's
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the only receiver in the modern era to lead his team in rushing touchdowns for the niners. daniel is the gift that keeps on giving for the opposition makes it very difficult to game plan. >> he's a dynamic player is one of the more elite players in this and they just try to find different ways to get him the ball, whether tenet off. but there's reverses in the passing game. he's a physical guy. and i think it does present some problems >> when you just aren't quite sure where he's going to line up. >> you know, they they keep the gameplay the same him. he can do. anything for them. you can do to be just like, oh, a running in the back. so you have to message. >> and samuel is a huge piece of that offensive puzzle. and i found this great stat. so the niners are 7 windy will get 6 or more carries. so they better use him. they want to see some success.


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