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telling me that we are looking at spring in a couple of days. can't believe spring is here and then oh, yeah. already gun didn't even feel like we had a winter, maybe we can blame mother nature for that one a little bit because we didn't really see much of that wintry weather these past couple of months. yesterday was a nice reminder that indeed it is still the wet season. believe it or not. >> and we're so thankful for that rainfall. your view outside this morning shows you the clearest skies we have over the bay. you are looking at a whole lot of fog in sf right now. but there's some low cloud cover overhead and spots of fog elsewhere across the bay area. i'm looking at you right now, tri valley, one of our spots where visibility is falling fairly low to start this morning. we'll be keeping an eye out for any other pockets of fog that we may be seeing popping up otherwise skiesewill clear out really nice this afternoon. expect a lot of sunshine and that's going to help our temperatures feel little bit nicer sitting under that sun. current temperatures are mostly in the 40's. petaluma have 41 oakland, dublin and livermore
egypt. 47 right now later on today, we're going to be looking at daytime highs climbing back into the 70's for some of us 60's for most of us back to rain. john, thank you for that. we do have a hot spot up in san rafale. this is northbound 1 one north. >> of north san pedro road. so 3 lanes are currently shut down there. one lane is open and seen us a slight delay because of that because it's so early, maybe they'll be able to get that cleared out. but again, hot spot one. 0, one northbound north san pedro wrote in sandra fell the bay bridge right now. a 10 minute commute traveling from the maze. to that, we must exit san mateo bridge. >> headed across towards the peninsula there about a 13 minute drive for you this morning. let's look at the richmond. sandra fell commute traveling out of richmond about 9 minutes to make it across. and the golden ga37 to looking at a 20 minute drive. covid-19 cases are surging once again across europe and parts of asia. some cities with populations of millions of people have once again gone
into lockdown. the question is, what does this mean for those of us in the u.s. and right here in the bay area? kron four's dan kerman has that story as covid cases drop in the u.s. and many return to pre-covid life. >> cases in the uk and europe as well as parts of asia are going in the opposite direction. >> but we're seeing right now in europe is a increase in as well as a slight uptick in hospitalizations, although it's unclear whether or not people are coming in with covid incidentally found to have covid coming into the hospital with more than a quarter of americans not fully vaccinated and waning immunity for those that are plus the omicron subvariant be a 2 on the rise. medical experts are concerned we've seen in the past what happens in europe and in particular what happens in united kingdom. >> there's a harbinger of things to come here in the u.s.. >> well, that could mean a return to masking if not only
cases but hospitalizations spike in the u.s.. doctors say it may not get to that level for several reasons. we have drug treatments, both in terms of monoclonal antibodies in terms of >> medications we can take by males that can help relieve modified the clinical course and keep us out of the hospital and keep us to die. we have a much more unites population we've ever had. we've got a lot of background immunity know from people who got survived having covid. with omicron just recently. but doctors say now is not the time to take any chances. >> it means that for those who haven't prepared that house for this storm, please do so in that central preparation is really in getting vaccinated. and physically bu i think that help on many, many levels. what's certain about covid in the future is there are no certainties. doctors say that's what they've learned. and as a result, they say it's important to enjoy the times when things are good but be
prepared because they may not last for long. >> at ucsf, dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> pfizer is asking u.s. regulators to authorize another booster dose of its covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older. the vaccine maker is citing data from israel that suggest older adults would benefit from the extra dose at least one infectious disease expert in the bay area's not so sure about that. she shared her reaction kron four's justin campbell. >> think that there's a profit motive in deciding on that. monica gandhi, an infectious disease doctor and professor of medicine at ucsf says on top of the financial motive, she doesn't think the pfizer ceo should decide when we need a shot. we don't use to everyone. >> all the time like the pfizer ceo implicating doctor gandhi says people who need their antibodies high the time. >> may need to get a 4th shot. and usually those are older
people immunocompromised or people with multiple co-morbidities. but for everyone else, doctor gandhi says will have to learn to live with the virus as state and countries roll back pandemic restrictions probably going to be exposed to covid is just very transmissible. and the best thing you can do to protect yourself is be vaccinated. reporting in san jose justin campbell kron, 4 news. >> food and drug administration and the centers for disease control would have to approve that request. that was justin campbell reporting. state lawmakers rejected an attempt to end governor newsom's covid related state of emergency. this was the first time the legislature could publicly debate whether to keep the emergency in place. and although the bill fell short, it's still alive and it could still come up again for a vote later this year. ashley zavala breaks it all down for us. >> got no state lawmakers in the senate tuesday shot down a resolution that would end california's pandemic related
state of emergency. it is time. >> for the legislature to reassert its constitutional authority as a legislative body of this state. and and this endless emergency, the bill senate concurrent resolution 5 was dusted off for its first hearing after senator melissa melendez introduce the push in december of 2020. she says the state of emergency has given the governor too much power and noted. 29 other states have ended their emergencies. the governor has come close. >> or possibly has. >> violated the constitutional separation of powers doctrine by legislating through executive order on a party line vote. members of the committee on governmental organization rejected ending the state of emergency for to sting state of emergency for claim by the governor. >> is absolutely important to ensure that the state can quickly and efficiently continue to respond to the covid-19 pandemic. it be prepared for possible future variants of surges. some democrats, including senator ben allen opted out of voting
with questions about how exactly this could affect federal funding and response to future surges. melendez said the resolution would not hinder any of it. i do think that it's important that this be ended at some point. i would love to get some some further clarification information from. from from experts on this after the vote. a spokesperson for the governor said in a statement, quote, elected officials should focus on what best serves their constituents and stop with the political theater. the state will continue to be guided by the latest science and data as we respond to the evolving pandemic. the chairman of the committee agreed to grant the resolution reconsideration, meaning it can be brought back for another vote later this year in sacramento. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> the federal covid programs are losing funding and the cuts will start hitting americans in just a few days. >> starting next week, americans without health insurance will no longer be able to submit claims for covid tests or treatments. and in 2 weeks they will no longer be able to submit claims for vaccinations. the biden administration says it has pleaded with congress for more
funding to continue these programs. but so far those pleas have gone unanswered. the white house requested 22.5 billion dollars in covid funds earlier this month. happening today, we can learn of teachers in the mount diablo unified school district plan to go on strike this afternoon. the teachers union is expected to announce the results of the vote whether to authorize a strike. the union has been negotiating with the district over a new contract for more than a year. if the union did vote to authorize a strike, it is not clear when that strike would actually happen. teachers in san francisco are continuing their sleep into demand paychecks from the school district 100 say they have not been paid in months or they've been paid incorrectly. the school district says the issue started when they switch to a new payroll system recently, the district says they agree with teachers and the unions that these teachers need to be paid and that they're working quickly to resolve the issue. teachers we spoke to at the sleep inn say there living
paycheck to paycheck right now or there taking second jobs to try and survive. >> this is humiliating that you have to go for what you for what is written in full because it's part of our contract colleagues who are being underpaid. i mean, i'm missing 60% of my paycheck. and i know that i'm not the thing. >> that did district superintendent made a statement saying that they are writing checks for back pay to those who have been impacted the most first they say they responded to a little over 1000 reports of under payments is switching to that new payroll system of those reports 942 have been resolved. 59 are still outstanding. we have video showing a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in san jose. we first told you about this on monday right here on kron 4. it happened monday morning at j hus customer jewelry at the eastridge mall. the owner says as many as 9 people use hammers to break the display cases getting away with more
than half a million dollars worth of jewelry. we're told that this is the second time the store has been targeted within the past 6 months. san francisco mayor london breed has introduced legislation to make a portion of jfk drive car free forever. a 3 mile stretch of the road between lincoln way in case our drive have been closed since the early days of the pandemic to make outdoor and socially distant recreation easier. 3 city supervisors rafeal mandelman matt haney and dean preston are co sponsoring that legislation while the destrehan advocacy groups kids safe as f and walk us up a plot. the measure, the proposal also faces some strong opposition, the full board of supervisors is expected to vote on that legislation as soon as april. well, ahead in sports, the lawyers are heading in the right direction with the return of draymond green. >> sports director jason dumas has reaction from steve kerr. we'll be right back after the break. by the time.
maybe spring shopping job. >> that's an easy one. right i can do some springs up into. we can do that once again. would not complain about it. but the spring cleaning part. that's a little tougher to motivate ship for. but hey, the forecast next week may just motivate you to get out there. clean that garage out. do some weed pulling in the backyard. all those things that i know i've been avoiding a little bit. your view outside right now is showing you those clear skies that we do have from your berkeley hills. you can see some low cloud cover in the distance, though. and this morning is a mix of both of those. some of us are clear than others. there's definitely a few low clouds and even foggy spots still hanging out across the bay. yesterday's rainfall now having moved well out into the great basin as well as the rockies in the form of rain at lower elevations, some snow with those upper elevations. they need it just as much as we do. the rockies, especially in the death of drought. much as we are here in california.
now, skies today do dry out. that's going to help our temperatures to feel a little bit nicer because we've got a lot of sunshine overhead and then much calmer winds. so those 60's and 70's going to be feeling really good. we do have a weak system that's going to try to pass overhead tomorrow and in the process going to try to give us some rainfall. but yeah, as i mentioned the system just a little too weak, losing its steam by the time it reaches the bay. a couple of sprinkles up in mendocino county. but that's all we really got for your thursday friday. a nice and dry want to start the weekend before saturday. your last day of winter. a cool down is another cold front slides through and even more rainfall just around the corner for that one. so really looking forward to that saturday, rain, potential don't played a whole lot of outdoor activities on saturday. maybe move those to this afternoon if you can on a wednesday because it's going to really nice day. lots of sunshine, some 60's, some 70's for your daytime highs, calmer winds. all of it does add up to a really nice field as you're stepping outside this
midweek, fairfield vacaville are 2 warmest spots on the map today, all the way up to a really comfortable 74 tomorrow, a little bit cooler. we've got that weak system. that's going to be up in cloud cover, but not giving us much of a chance of rain friday. a few clouds still the highs back in the low 70's before temperatures really plunge into saturday. our last day of winter and feeling like it with the rainfall cloud cover and highs only in the 50's sunday will quickly clear out as we move into spring highs climb back into the upper 60's and by monday to tuesday of next week. look at those daytime highs climbing right back into the upper 70's to even low 80's. so wasting no time getting right to the spring. feel rain and looking forward to those 80's. john, thank you for that. okay. so we do have a hot spot. this is out in san rafale. >> north san pedro road 3 lanes are currently blocked there this morning. let's get a look at your commute into the city, though. 10 minutes heading right so that fremont street exit san mateo bridge,
13 minute drive for you this morning. as you're traveling, richmond, sandra fell bridge. let's check on conditions there. pretty quiet. 9 minute drive for you as you're traveling across and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls a 20 minute morning commute. the lawyers are on a roll racking up 4 wins in a row in the last week. but coach steve kerr says his team needs to improve a lot before they can make a playoff run. kron. 4 sports director jason dumas has more on that. >> the dogs were back on the practice court prepping for a big time matchup against the celtics on wednesday night. on monday, golden state warmly welcomed draymond green back to the lineup. he was hitting threes and all. there are still a few vets who remain on ice. andre iguodala is one of them. he was getting up shots today at practice. but steve kerr told me that there's no timetable for andres return. gary payton, the second, he's also still out here remains day-to-day with a knee injury.
for now, the dubs will roll with what they got. not like. they have a choice. and still, steve kerr made a point to tell me that they are still very much a work in progress, we have to take advantage of these 13 games. >> to clean up the stuff that needs to be cleaned up. if we don't do that, then i will like the position we're in going into the playoffs. we're not ready yet for the playoffs. >> last night was a perfect you know, we had. multiple especially you know, giving up often supports, giving a packed cuts. we can get away with those things and expect to win in the playoffs. so i feel good about where we are overall, but these last 13 games are are really important. execution wise for, you know, for guys to understand the areas we've got to get solid with. >> the saint mary's gaels left
for portland. they were sent off in style. they'll take on the winner of indiana, wyoming in the first round of the ncaa tournament. that game just ended. by the way. stand by on that. the gaels are entering the tournament has the highest seed in program history. they're 5. see, by the way, they have a bevy of seniors and they are battle tested and ready for what is in front of them. >> out and you said team really excited when we did this year and we want to go prove it. another time to talk about writing our story all year. and this just another chance for another chapter. so well, we'll see if we can do some damage here. >> so i mention saint mary's will play the winner of indiana. wyoming's playing game. well, here you go. 2nd, half wyoming down 5 graham, ike. knocks down a short little jumper. he had 17 points, wyoming within 3, but indiana would not fall to a mid major trayce jackson-davis catches the lob. he had a huge game. 29 points for the
sophomore. indiana goes on to win. 66 to 58. saint mary's is the higher seed. but they will have their hands full on thursday in portland, indiana, saint mary's. that's going to be a good one. >> that was sports director jason dumas reporting for us now. the warriors will host the celtics tonight at the chase center. tipoff is going to be at 07:00pm. also happening today. it could be a big day for the future of the oakland a's and whether or not they're going to get a new ballpark at howard terminal this morning. a group of regulators to the port of oakland will come up with a recommendation on whether the port needs howard terminal to keep up incoming cargo. then this afternoon, the recommendation will be given to the san francisco bay conservation and development commission. if that commission decides at the port of oakland needs howard terminal, then a new a's ballpark is out the picture the commission has until july 7 to make a decision. a's owner dave leval has said that if the team can get a stadium at howard terminal and they will leave
oakland, the a's have already been exploring options for a new stadium in las vegas. the kron 4 will continue recognizing our remarkable women here all month long. we have a section on our website at kron 4 dot com or you can see past winners and nominees will be right back after the will be right back after the break. when a truck hit my son, will be right back after the breai had so many questions about his case. i called the barnes firm. it was the best call i could've made. call the barnes firm now and find out what your case could be worth. ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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>> welcome back. it is 4.55 on this wednesday. middle of the week feeling pretty good out there after yesterday's showers are going to notice some good sunshine and well earned sunshine today and a really comfortable afternoon looking at the coastline. still a little bit dark, admittedly a half moon bay. but you can see some of the low clouds that are hanging out overhead. visibility has been a okay for most areas. we are seeing a few spots of fog but it hasn't been a big issue for most of the bay daytime highs at the coast today range from the upper 50's to the low 60's in london. bayshore cities in the upper 60's to low 70's today. really nice afternoon with all that sunshine and calmer winds than yesterday brought us a look at high temperatures shows 60's 70's across the board. san jose and livermore at 70 antioch. it 73 san francisco, oakland and hayward in the mid 60's this afternoon. reyna. john, thank you for that.
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news far. >> happy wednesday to you. 5 o'clock is a golden hour. you know, 03:00am to 06:00am on the best average for your brain that you're saying that i know. so we're getting the best stuff right now. i feel after this. it's all downhill of rain is in his room in 82, right? thanks. still good. yeah, we we got it all covered with all the news that you need and a little weather and traffic. a little weather and traffic this morning. nothing to notable out there. john, what you? nothing too crazy. i can never predict when this thing kicks into gear, though i think mind is does what it wants to and it but we are looking. >> at a pretty nice morning. mother nature has been much the same way. it's been rainy. sometimes it's been warm, record-breaking, warm and dry at other times. yesterday was obviously not one of those dry days. we were super thankful for the rainfall. we got.