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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 4. >> good morning. thank you for joining us here at 04:00am on this thursday. june 16th were midway through the month of june. i'm james fletcher. we got reyna harvey standing by to kick things off for us. right with a check of the weather here at this early on this warriors thursday, by the way, ran it looks like white towers getting in on the everybody is participating. a promise of got some loose somewhere in much cooler day that we saw in the past 3 days. >> that warm-up finally coming to an end. we're going to cool down today live look outside at coit tower. a nice day on
tap. we do, however, have some high and low clouds out there. so anticipate a much more cloudier day over the next few days. how long does that cooldown last today? tomorrow, saturday and sunday, we start to warm up yet again just in time for father's day, we get that warm up on tat. current temperatures outside across the board mid to lower 50's. so oakland, berkeley, 52 in san francisco, pena little your 48 on in fairfield. 56, we'll tell you about the warm-up. how long it's going to last. we'll have a look at your full weather coming up. james traffic. it's probably really light up. yes, so far we're looking at great conditions out there as we start our traffic check off with a check of the golden golden gate bridge. the bay bridge approach westbound 80. >> again, just a few headlights here making their way from oakland to san francisco. you're moving just fine. let's head over to the san mateo bridge where traffic there is flowing right along everybody at the limit. nobody slowing down whatsoever. even its toll gates themselves. you're making good time. the richmond, sandra fell bridge,
barely anybody out there right now. it's you've got the whole road to if you're heading westbound on 5.80, with plans on making it across the richmond center fell bridge. nothing getting in your way and it's the same story for the golden gate bridge with nothing on the roads, either direction, north or southbound. i want to one across the span. well 4 '02 this morning. and our big story today is the fact that one year ago today, california reopened by lifting most pandemic restrictions. and while a lot has changed, some things have certainly stay the same kron four's justine waltman takes a look back at the past year and what the next 365 days could hold. not spiking the ball. but today's the day to celebrate less live again. let's enjoy life again. one year ago, a celebration of sorts is california reopened saying goodbye to pandemic shutdowns. and hello to a new way of life. >> men to realize that the only thing predictable covid
is it's that it's unpredictable. looking back. infectious disease expert doctor peter chin. hong told kron 4 news there have been several surges in cases in the past year. new variants have popped up. masks have come off and then back on again in some counties in some settings, proof of vaccine requirements have faded away with 77 million vaccines administered according to the state's covid-19 website. the fda is just about to decide on a vaccine for kids between 6 months and 5 years old. plus, there are more treatments for people who are sick like paxlovid. we're getting better at treating people with serious disease. but again, we don't know what's going to hit in the fall. i personally, i don't think it's going to be that we deal with. well, unfriendly overall, the bay area, we've hunkered down really well for 2 years. so if there's any time to take a little bit more arrests but still protect itself is right now because we have so many tools available.
>> as for what the next year holds, well, there could be booster shots in the fall. >> in the newsroom, i'm justine waldman. kron. 4 news. >> well, summer 2022 is well on its way to being the busiest travel season since 2019. that's before the pandemic, at least according to hopper, which is an online travel site at san francisco international airport. air travel is close to pre-pandemic levels. kron four's gayle ong tells us what travelers are saying there. >> if you want seems be happy we feel like life is coming back to normality. this traveler and her husband at san francisco international airport are heading back to australia after visiting their daughter in the bay area to trip >> to send his day in the san francisco to tip your own right on the ferry. let's above the moves that a trip that was delayed for 2 and a half years because of the covid. i mean, it changed everything for one last that procedurally with all of the. >> in a national vaccination certificates in the proof from the of flooding and documentation. >> but it works also flying to
australia. jeanne thompson might just been waiting until. >> just recently, everything opened up again. and so i can travel really excited to have the new granddaughter that's there. so i'm excited to seager. according to hopper in online travel site, about 24% of travelers will be taking to the skies for the first time since the pandemic airport officials at sfo say june is at about 75% of prepandemic levels. >> last june was a little under 50%. but as a foe is expected to get full prepandemic levels until 2023 at the earliest. while travelers wednesday, we're getting off for their summer vacation. we nor is flying for business. going to the philippines today. >> specifically to do a good guy. the purchase an air bnb. i see opportunity to buy property. >> after 2 years of being shut down, i think the tourism industry is hurting. i think the land values are at an all-time low. so i think there's some opportunity. i'm 72 and ready to retire. i want
to have some fun. i think this is where to do it. >> and as you head to your summer destination, the tsa is suggesting you get to the airport early, at least 2 hours for domestic flights. 3 hours. if you're flying international reporting from sfo, gayle ong kron, 4 news. >> also making headlines this morning. it's not a done deal yet, but an fda panel is recommending approval of the moderna and pfizer vaccines for children as young as 6 months old pfizer's vaccine is recommended for children. 6 months through 4 years. moderna's is for 6 months to 5 years. moderna has a 2 dose series and was 40 to 50% effective at preventing mild infections. pfizer has 3 shots and is 80% effective in preventing symptomatic symptomatic coronavirus infections. the biden administration is preparing for an approval by ordering millions of doses. an advisory panel for the cdc will be meeting later this week to discuss covid vaccines for that younger age group. will san francisco's new a
supervisor is proposing more police to help crack down on drug problems near the city's treatment facilities. the idea is to have officers focus on arresting drug dealers and confiscating those drugs in areas where people are seeking help with recovery district. 6 supervisor matt dorsey is calling this plan the right to recovery initiative and kron four's. dan thorn takes a closer look. >> as san francisco city leaders are seeking ways to get more people struggling with addiction into recovery. one proposal is to crack down on the open air drug markets outside of treatment facilities. the goal is to protect those who are seeking help. it's something really need it. it's really hard to abstain from something that you're 52. if it's all around you, chris, tell to lock is the chief of the san francisco adult probation department. she says supervisor dorsey's right to recovery zones would create a safe space by keeping drug dealers away from those who are vulnerable while also preventing open air drug use. there are some concerns that
this approach may discourage people from seeking treatment. i got clean in a set of handcuffs. so i'm not quite sure. that's that's a deterrent to getting into recovery might to turn to to using around a facility that is. >> promoting recovery. dami who struggled with addiction but is now a recovery advocates as dorsey's proposal is a bold step. the initiative is not going to change any drug laws, but does have police taking a stronger role in tackling the problem? >> we're at a place where we have to try a of approaches to try and get a handle on what's happening right now in the community. >> well, that was dan thorn reporting. we have reached out to some organizations in san francisco who provide substance use disorder, treatment services and those organizations have responded yet requests for comment. but we're hoping to do soon. also in the news, 2 men are now in custody 6 months after an armed robbery at a tobacco store. palo alto police say
that a clerk at ross smoke, the raw smoke shop on california avenue reported that he'd been beaten and robbed by a group of 8 suspects back in january. the victim had minor injuries to his head during the course of the investigation. palo alto police found that 2 of the 8 suspects were already in san jose police custody. police say there eighteen-year-old michael early and 19 year-old andrew manuel, mara v lopez. police say that the suspects are believed to have been involved in a number of other robberies throughout the bay area. police are still looking for 6 other suspects. students from birmingham, alabama, traveling to the bay area with a nonprofit organization became the latest victims now of a smash and grab at a local in and out last week, founders of the nonprofit known as cultivating hope foundation says that the thieves made off with about $18,000 worth of equipment and electronics from 2 of their vehicles. kron four's taylor's sacking has their story. >> we were all in and said
there was immediate kind of wrestling around to figure out, you know, who who got, you know, what taken? steve douglas and alan ronna wicks are co-founders of nonprofit cultivating hope foundation >> which creates experiences for teens from birmingham, alabama, to inspire students to dream bigger. they brought a group of 8 students to the bay area last week and on the first day of their trip, they became victims of a smash-and-grab while they were inside a san leandro and restaurant we went in. we ordered our food. and while while we are waiting for it. >> security guard came in not with a lot of herd and say we must say that kind of came in and said, are those your suvs because they just got smashed into. >> on a week says almost all of the windows were broken in each of the suvs. they rented. he says a witness was parked in between both of the suvs. and according to that witness, 2 suspects in a gray ford mustang were responsible. not only did they feel safe enough to do that, but they also felt secure enough to go ahead and
do it to a second car. >> and then go ahead and pull out of the parking lot and then go drive from our understanding all the way south of san jose and hit multiple more cars. and there were 20 of these and one night. that was a point of conversation with the kits where that's really hard as a leader to translate into communicate that that is somehow acceptable. douglas says. >> the thieves stole $18,000 worth of equipment, but thankfully didn't make off with much of the students belongings. however, a family heirloom was stolen from one of the students, backpacks, brashness and the boldness. and the sense of i don't know the worst right word for it and title meant no, this is totally acceptable. is just disgusting. douglas in say it wasn't just a learning lesson for the students, but also for visitors to the bay area to never leave belongings in the car. i'm taylor reporting kron. 4 news. >> what's been 10 years since president obama created the
deferred action for childhood arrivals policy dhaka and now advocates are pushing for a more permanent solution. we're going break down what it means coming up after the break. and we also have a live report from washington, d.c., on what viewers can expect in today's 3rd hearing from the house select committee investigating the january 6 insurrection. all of that and more coming up after the break.
>> and we're back here on the kron. 4 morning news at 4.15. let's get to the weather center right now to find out from what kind of forecast we have on tap for this thursday morning here in a good morning, james. yet we have a much cooler forecast for you out there. if you are. >> step out at sfo this morning. we do have a few low to clouds out there as well as some high clouds as well. that low pressure system finally arriving in the bay area late yesterday. cooling us down bringing with it on shore. winds. so we're going to be cool today into tomorrow. highs across the bay area significantly lower from where we were yesterday. mid 60's here in san francisco along the coast. low 60's down there in half moon bay in daly city, as you're traveling along the peninsula, san bruno, burlingame mid to lower 60's redwood city, upper 60's down there would cite 70 down their mountain view mid to lower 70's across the board here in the south bay like san jose campbell milpitas. and then
more a further inland dublin pleasanton livermore, all mid 70's. 68 down in union city. hayward, you're 67 berkeley. 69 mid to lower 70's in richmond. 79 out in concord, 80's in vacaville fairfield. we move further north. 79 in napa, santa rosa mid to upper 70's down in stinson beach. you're at 66 now. we talked about that 7 day forecast. look at this. we've got 90's across the board. 80's. now we return to the 70's here friday, much cooler than not today. and then look at that continue to cool down. it's not until sunday that you start to warm up again and will gradually make our way back to the 90's. but we have a a three-day break, as you can see along the bay shore mid to upper 60's 70's middle of the week and along the coast mid 50's 60's to end out your week. so i'm looking at the forecast and here, james and things looking much better than they were these past few days. yeah, no doubt. all right. let's take a quick look
at traffic around the bay. >> and there's not a lot to report for you. so it's a pretty easy ride at this early hour. here's a live look at westbound 80 approach to the toll plaza looking great. no issues on the span as you make your way all the way into san francisco. the san mateo bridge also moving well this morning. not a lot to report either. westbound eastbound doesn't matter. you're traveling at the limit specially from the peninsula out towards the i should say, from the east bay out towards the peninsula. that's the right hand side your commute direction this morning, the richmond, sandra fell bridge to the north looking great westbound headlights. so you've got the whole road yourself as you make your way into marion county and then our final stop for you this morning. the golden gate bridge where traffic on one. 0, one southbound looking good. not only on the bridge, but really from points far north, like santa rose all the way down into san francisco. it is 4.17, a somber day in los angeles county police stopping by a growing memorial to pay their respects to 2 el monte officers who were shot and killed in the line of duty. corporal mitchell padres
and officer joseph santana were killed tuesday while investigating a possible stabbing at a motel. police say the duo are essentially ambushed. santana was a rookie officer and a former public works employee. he's survived by his wife, daughter and twin sons. padres. so longtime veteran of the department is survived by his wife and daughter and son. the suspect accused of killing 10 black people in a racist attack at a buffalo supermarket last month is now facing multiple federal hate crime charges. if convicted on these new charges, the eighteen-year-old suspect could face the death penalty. the self avowed white supremacist was reportedly motivated by a conspiracy theory about a plot to replace the white race with people of color. wednesday, u.s. attorney general merrick garland visited buffalo and share disturbing new details about the investigation. >> his goal was to quote, kill
as many blacks as possible. he selected thewtarget in this zip code because it has the highest percentage of black people close enough to where he lives. he traveled to tops on multiple occasions to sketch the interior of the store count the number of black people present serve the presence of black security guards. >> during his visit to buffalo, garland, lay flowers at the site of that may 14th massacre. it's been 10 years since the obama administration established the dhaka program which also stands for deferred action for childhood arrivals policy. the program protects migrants from deportation who were brought to the u.s. as children. advocates are using this anniversary to push congress to create permanent protection for these so-called dreamers. docket was intended as a temporary measure until congress could agree on a lasting overhaul of the immigration system. but while roughly 800,000 people have registered since june of 2012,
there's been long-term political. there's no been no long-term political solution. >> we point to the examples of dhaka recipients have a graduated high school many times about the i hear the stories every job haven't graduated from college. have you got on to graduate school, becoming teachers, sons, doctors, frontline workers and so many sectors that have been so critical during the course of this pandemic. >> can you imagine trying to start a family but not knowing how long you will be able to live in the country. you've always known as home. congress can no longer continue to kick this can down the road. we have to have a permanent solution signed in to law. >> well, many senate republicans refused to support any immigration bill that does not also include stronger border security. meantime, analysts estimate that the class of young immigrants who grew up here in the u.s. but lack permanent legal status
will grow by 100,000 every single year. well, today lawmakers will be holding their 3rd hearing looking into the role of former president donald trump played in the violent january 6 riot at the capitol. we have raquel martin joining us live from dc with the latest on what we'll expect today. good morning workout. >> james, good morning. today we expect to hear to testimonies from 2 former advisers to the former vice president mike pence will likely give us some more insight about what was going on inside the white house that day before we saw rioters set foot. now we know that pence was a targeted those rioters. many of them frustrated that he refused to listen to the former president and stop the certification of the 2020 election results. >> thursday, the january 6 select committee kicks off day 3 of public hearings digging into former president donald trump's role leading up to the assault on the capitol was very clear that what we have laid out so far is that donald trump was at the center. a coordinated strategy. to
overturn the results of a free and fair election. democratic congressman pete aguilar is one of 9 lawmakers on the committee. he says the 2 previous hearing which featured recorded and in-person testimony for the president's former campaign manager's daughter, ivanka trump and former attorney general william barr show despite their warnings and the days after the 2020 election, donald trump refused to accept the election results and claimed the vote was stolen. despite there being 0 evidence of widespread fraud based on complete misinformation feel the committee found trump allies you the claim to raise 250 million dollars in donations forward to the continuing the work of the committee right now. many republicans on capitol hill remain opposed to the effort to can't say that. i've watched a single men. missouri republican senator josh hawley says he believes the entire investigation is politically motivated. this is an extended democrat campaign commercial.
>> to try to change the subject from what americans actually care about, which is the fact that they can't afford gas. they can't afford groceries. >> today's hearing will begin at 01:00pm eastern time. there are still 2 more hearings to follow. the big question remains, will there be enough evidence here to bring criminal charges towards the former president? of course, the chairman of this committee saying that at this point that is up to the department of justice to decide for now washington, raquel martin, back to james. you know, we'll see what they decide after all of this. thank you very much. raquel. >> it is for 23. coming up next on the kron, 4 morning news, the epa announcing a new warning for drinking water. we're going to break down what they found coming up after the break.
>> for 25 is the time it for your health. this morning. the environmental protection agency is warning that to forever chemicals. >> found in drinking water more dangerous than previously thought. the compounds a and p f o s do not degrade over time and u.s. manufacturers have voluntarily phase them out, but they're still found in products like cardboard packaging and carpets and firefighting foam. they're associated with serious health conditions, including cancer.
the epa says that even very low undetectable levels still pose a risk. the agency plans to propose national drinking water regulations for the compound. >> later this year. >> well, the u.s. food drug administration says homeopathic allergy medicine for kids is being voluntarily recalled. now over concerns of elevated levels of yeast and mold. one of the allergy be gone for kids nasal swab remedies made by a buzz ago go incorporated is affected by this recall. you see pictures of it here on the screen during fda testing, the product tested positive for yeast and mold. if you have that product, you need to stop using it, throw it out or return it to where you bought it for a refund. for, by the way, is recalling nearly 3 million vehicles that could roll away when placed in park. the automaker says the problem with the transmission can make it appear as the car as the cars are placed in park when they really are the national highway traffic safety
administration says that so far there have been 4 reports of people being hurt and 6 reports of property damage. the recall involves the escapade or should say the u.s. kate, the c max and the fusion and the transit connect along with the edge models. the years range from 2013 to 2021. owners will be notified in the mail starting june 27th. we'll take a break. it is for 27 and still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news, federal reserve. >> raising interest rates to some of the highest levels we've seen since 1994. so what does this mean for you and your pocketbook? we'll break it down. coming up after the break.
>> we're back at 4.30. let's get right to the weather center. reyna harvey standing by with a check of our forecast for this thursday as we're already start to think about the weekend ahead, rain and were already planning, especially lot of those who are anticipating getting ready for their father's day. >> a live look outside right now. san francisco and the mobeen beautiful all throughout the week. these next few days, much cooler than monday, tuesday and wednesday. those overnight winds arrived in the bay area and they're still here this morning. so much cooler day. we are going to also see some low clouds across the bay area 20 miles per hour here in san francisco. and you can see out