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>> a san jose neighborhood is coping with a recent increase in crime and this is exclusive video showing a terrifying armed robbery at a jewelry store. the owners are telling us they've been hit several times and now business owners are calling for more protection and progress. well, looks like it's being made tonight. and thank you so much for joining us here tonight on kron 4 news at 6. i'm justine waltman in for ken wayne. and i'm catherine heenan in for pam moore. >> the merchant of the leading this effort to try to do something about the string of crimes is so far encouraged by the response from city hall and the police department kron four's. rob fladeboe has the story. >> a traffic stop on related to recent robberies and burglaries here along a stretch of san jose's east santa clara street. but happy to see police in the neighborhood for whatever reason is the owner of plaza jewelers, which has been robbed twice burglarized and vandalized recently where morrow optimistic that we're
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going to have some results and is robbery. >> we see more police on the >> surveillance video of the frightening march 21st smash-and-grab robbery jewelers and the owners plea for help from city hall will lead to action, says district 3 city councilman role for all we want to get out there, be able to meet with the the business owners, those that have been targeted. >> understand. find out as we hear that maybe not all of them have reported some of the incidents that happens. we want to be able to get an understanding about that to see if more prevalent than what we're already knowing. police offered no new information in the plaza jewelry case friday. >> but the owner says detectives paid him a visit and he's hopeful the prospect of outreach efforts will result in more patrols and encourages neighbors, some of whom have been reluctant to report crimes for fear of retaliation will come forward or businesses. >> are afraid that if the news come they make reports they might hit again or something
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may happen to their first all says the violence displayed, but the 2 men who robbed him suggests the work of hardened criminals. >> well, he's not alone in thinking the latest burglary by some people on bikes is the work of a local crew. what it sounds like with these repeated attacks. it sounds like it is targeted within that area that i know the second one involved. >> the suspects were on a bye sit bicycles. and so i think that there's a high likelihood that there potentially from the community. >> the neighborhood is seeing more foot traffic amid an easing of the pandemic during the day. but it's a different story. after dark paskel says methamphetamine use is on the rise and shuttered businesses make a tempting target for crimes of opportunity. well, he has yet to bar his windows so long did next door. he's optimistic that help is on the way. we get up close to $90 bet with the response that we're getting from the city and the police it has make us stronger. >> and we're hoping to keep our doorstep in front of the 40 years in san jose. rob
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fladeboe kron 4 news. >> another big story tonight. pfizer says it is seeking the fda's approval to begin using its covid vaccine on kids age 12 to 15 right now. pfizer is the only one authorized to vaccinate those 16 up moderna and johnson johnson are authorized for those 18 and older kron four's dan kerman live for us tonight with what medical experts are saying about this. good evening, dan. >> good evening. medical experts thinks this is a good idea. the next logical step. they say this is the only way we reach herd immunity. if we continue to vaccinate the population. pfizer's 2 shot covid-19 vaccine may soon be given to 12 year olds friday morning. pfizer tweeted they're seeking the fda's approval to vaccinate those 12 to 15 as soon as possible. >> we cannot get to community herd immunity with vaccinating the entire population, not just adults over the age of 16
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because everyone is susceptible to covid you see san francisco infectious disease specialist doctor peter chin-hong says getting adolescence vaccinated is critical, especially with more transmissible variance going around like the 1, 1, 7 1st discovered in the uk be 1, 1, 7, is younger and including our you know, not of the recess high individuals for the number of participants in that study was limited. chin-hong says the results show the vaccine to be both effective and safe for young people and new response and now the u.s. and is 2 times more. then in young we have questions really about safety as well as efficacy. i just want to. >> myself with this much information as possible. >> before putting a shot in his jennifer white sun will turn 12 in august.
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>> and while she still wants to see a bit more study and see what the fda has to say. ultimately she believes her son will get the vaccine. >> i imagine ultimately heat will get the him to also feel like he can live a normal life again and without that vaccine. it will be hard for him to. >> but this point unclear how long it will take the fda to review this request and ultimately make a decision reporting live. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> thank you. dan santa clara county joins other california counties expanding covid vaccine eligibility to younger adults. >> a week ahead of the state's schedule. now everyone 16 up can sign up at the same time state public health officials are warning of decreases in supply because of the 15 million botched batches of the johnson and johnson vaccine at last check a little
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over 1 million vaccines have been administered in santa clara county. that is the most in the bay area. san francisco also announces expanding vaccine eligibility to adults 16 and older, but only in certain zip codes. so here's a look at some of them. no appointment is needed. you can drop in daily from 09:00am until 03:00pm either at the southeast health center or zuckerberg general. again, if you need more information or more time to look at all the zip codes, all that info is on our website. kron 4 dot com. and in the east bay, the city of berkeley has also expanded the eligibility to 16 years old and up. they have now added 5,000 covid-19 vaccine appointments starting on monday as long as you are in alameda county resident and you can go to the buchanan street vaccine site to get your shot. well, reaching out the latin x community state and community leaders joined the superintendent of public education today. they had a.
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>> virtual discussion of the goal getting latin x community members vaccinated kron four's phillipe chagall has that story. >> the disparity in access to a covid-19 vaccine and the virus's impact on the latin x community is glaring. >> with the state reporting the death rate for latino people is 22% higher than the statewide population. and doctors say it's essential people get vaccinated as soon as possible. scenes are free. >> that they're safe, that we're not requiring any information that would in any way jeopardize anybody's status write to access residency. and will spend citizenship state superintendent public instruction, tony thurmond hosting the first in a series of virtual roundtable, discussions with leaders, encouraging vaccinations in black and latin x communities spotlighting the latin x population to kick things off.
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>> friday's talk coming as the state prepares to open vaccine eligibility up to people 16 years of age or older on april 15th. 23 1% of the vaccines have gone to let the nose well, look those represent 55% of the cases and more than 40% of deaths. the group discussed the need to increase vaccination sites and allow more people to walk up to get a shot in contra, costa county, the public health department announced appointments won't necessarily be required at the richmond auditorium and bay point family health center both in cities where transmission rates rank at the top county wide keeping mass vaccination sites like the one at the oakland coliseum will also help. it will continue operations through early may but elected leaders say dispelling myths about the vaccine and educating the public about their rights or equally important. if. >> people were going workplace with over 25 individuals been their employer has to give
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them. paid time off for vaccines for vaccine reactions. if they contract covid or have to quarantine another panel will discuss the black and african-american community. next week. >> felipe should all kron 4 in another sign of progress giants. baseball is now back in the bay area and the teen welcome fans back to oracle park. >> and they even won kron. 4 sports reporter kate rooney at the ballpark for us all day today for the homeowner. she joins us now live with how everything went, how the energy must of there today to have fans in the stands. plus awesome. >> i think it went about as well as anyone could have hoped for justine. it was a full house here today. 7,390 fans in attendance. but the house was full of energy from the love. they opened the gates to extend. it was absolutely couple because these fans haven't set foot in oracle park in over a year and not energy really translated
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on the field as well starting pitcher johnny cueto pitched an absolute gem. he had in the 2 thirds innings 4 runs a hit and 7 strikeouts the crowd went wild with a standing ovation when he was eventually pulled late in the night. but there was some offense, too. and a lot from the old guard names. you know, buster, posey, brandon belt, brandon crawford. they'll head hits and manager gabe kepler said today's 3 to one win was full of moments that he won't soon forget. >> i think obviously i remember john on his performance. let us you know, how how well the field his position on post. he how resilient remember across obviously cross be good. >> just having fans in stands what that felt like. looking up for the first time. >> recognizing that there were cardboard cut outs out. there was pretty inspiring as well. there's a lot to take away from opening day. her opening opening day at oracle, our home opener
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>> yeah, there's there's plenty to to hold on to remember. >> yeah, a lot to remember because even though this is gabe kepler, second season as manager for the giants. this is the first game that he's ever coached at oracle park with their actual fans in the stands. so think the fans are going over this day. the players well, and good coupler will as well. just in. >> i want to show the video of bryan stow who threw out the first pitch today, 10 years after the attack at dodger stadium that left him with brain damage. can you talk to us about how the the crowd reacted to this. >> i mean, it was a there wasn't a dry eye in the house. that was one of those situations. he's such a special figure, you know, kind of in giants history after everything he went through rising up from that to come back 10 years later throw out that ceremonial first pitch. it was u.s. heart-stopping moment, i think for a lot of us here at oracle park, all the fans people. the press box just cheered wildly when he threw that pitch to alyssa knocking at at home plate
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certainly one of the things that is the most memorable from today's game. >> think again, a lot of us remember that story. think about his parents in the early months and years trying to take care of them. so yet. kate, thank you very much. >> all right. we'll have full coverage of the giants game coming up at 6.45, if you want to see all the highlights of the game. we're just talking about the fun stuff, the fans, the action. >> just being in anywhere watching us parts of and again as excited. but those highlights are coming and we'll talk now about our weather forecast as we take a live look outside across the golden gate bridge. happy friday. traffic out there. people are out and about, you know, they are. and i'm looking at that flag on the bridge and the palm trees behind us. and here on the screen. it says pretty blustery. lawrence, i want to talk about the hot dogs in the rise and all the good kick
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back and enjoy some peanuts and enjoy hot yeah. today, a nice opening day out. there certainly was a little bit breezy to windy at times which had a lot of sunshine and a good time out of the park along the coastline. look at this. we've got the fog and low cloud cover moving in right now. >> and that kept temperatures cooler. in fact, it was cooler around the entire bay area to these temperatures coming down like this all week long. one day up one day down. well, today was down again, 68 degrees cooler in some of the valley's back all around the bay area. these temperatures took a little bit of a dip down to 57 degrees in san francisco. 59 in oakland today. only 63 in san jose where out of the 70's in the valley 66 in lemore 69 for a high in concord and 69 in santa rosa. right now high pressure sits over looks like it's going to build in nicely for the weekend. no threat of any rainfall in the foreseeable future and including the weekend. the winds they've been kicking up around the bay area today's little blustery up toward the coastline. 24 20 and san carlos 14 right now in san francisco in 19 at stinson
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beach. certainly little blustery out there in spots. but yeah, not still a nice evening out there. cool temperatures out toward the beaches. only 50 degrees in half moon bay 54 in hayward, 62 degrees and conquered going to be a much nicer weekend. we'll have that forecast for you coming up in just a few minutes. >> a memorial grows outside the british embassy for prince philip. i'm kellie meyer reporting from washington. what the white house is saying about his passing. >> also, you probably will not be surprised to hear that. yes, bay area. gas prices are continuing to go up just as demand is increasing. >> scene. one country where a mayor is facing accusations of majestic mountains... scenic coastal highways... fertile farmlands... there's lots to love about california. so put off those chores
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for you to be ready. hi mom, ready for your shot? yes, i've been waiting for this day. we just got what? vaccinated. we just got vaccinated! let's get you there. let's get to immunity. >> in the north bay. windsor police are investigating assault allegations against the mayor of windsor dominick for polling. and this follows a report in the san francisco chronicle talked about claims of 4 separate accounts of alleged abuse. several sonoma county officials say the mayor should step down. now while the investigation is underway. >> in that interim period between accusations and innocence or guilt. it's a major distraction for your city is in no position to serve as a leader of this community. >> at the end of the day, everyone has a right to a trial, but you don't have a right to hold elected office.
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>> earlier this week for poli was appointed to the board of directors of the golden gate bridge highway and transportation district. a district supervisor lynda hopkins says steps are being taken to re send that appointment. kron 4 has reached out in an attempt to get a response from the mayor at this point, we have not heard back. >> president biden says america may be the wealthiest country in the world. but ranks 13th and overall infrastructure quality. so he has recently introduced ambitious plan to deal with it. it is a hefty bill. it would invest in a lot of things, including clean drinking water, updating roads expanding. >> internet access and improving energy grids kron four's ella sogomonian talk to the u.s. energy secretary about that. >> united states energy secretary jennifer granholm assured that the 2 trillion dollar plan may benefit the bay area in many ways the american jobs plan tackles which she says has been several decades of disinvestment across the
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country here in california. the funding could replace aging infrastructure that has been blamed for deadly fires in recent years by upgrading power lines and the grid. plus, boost funding for bart, which has lost significant revenue during the pandemic to make it more reliable for commuters. >> and we know that these climate events only becoming more and more frequent. i mean,ecalifornia is drier this year. you know, again, so, you know, we don't want to see this continue to effort and to be able to underground wires to harden our transmission grid its infrastructure that is relevant to today. and obviously transit is an important aspect of that trains. are we are buses are electrifying the national highway adding charging stations for electric vehicles so that people don't have range anxiety. >> a major focus of the plan is also in transitioning to more clean energy like wind and solar power, all of which
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can create more jobs. but there's always some pushback. so granholm explains that this bill includes training for workers like coal miners to provide a pathway to a new career so they don't lose work and get on board. you can watch the entire interview on our streaming service kronon. it's free to download in your app store. so there is a lot in this bill. we couldn't go over with her. so for the details just head over to kron 4 dot com in the newsroom. ella sogomonian kron 4 news. >> bay area, gas prices are climbing. in fact, prices are at the highest level since a fall of 2019 in california. the average price per gallon is $3.92, but more places are reopening. so the demand for fuel will continue to go up on the screen. you see some of the latest prices in the bay area. san francisco, $4.4 santa rosa, just a penny less san jose. $3.96 and oakland's average $3.95.
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>> now to our 4 zone forecast as we take a live look outside here along the embarcadero, the palm trees. they're doing a little dance because it's friday. it's a little windy out there. yeah, lawrence may be doing a little said, you know, they do have some friday, but that's probably pretty cool. friday only on friday as well. this is the night to do it. certainly getting ready for the nice weekend ahead. looks like the weather is going to cooperate as high pressure going start to sneak in. it's going to build in temperatures. going to be warming up hazy out there right now that on shore flow, bring that cool marine air for moisture. so that's why it looks a little hazy out temperature wise. yes, kind of cool in the san francisco 53 degrees only 59 in livermore still 60's in the concord and also into santa rosa, these temperatures cool. they were just 24 hours ago. as you step out the door tonight. you probably want to grab a jacket with you. sunset just about 07:41pm tonight. so yeah, days are growing longer and longer won't be long before talking 8 o'clock. it will still be sunny, but be clear at 8 o'clock and then maybe a
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couple patches of fog again, develop along the coastline as we head toward 9 o'clock overnight tonight we're going to see a couple of patches of fog form along the coastline, not going to be a whole lot. so tomorrow morning, mostly study to start out your day and a lot of sunshine in the afternoon. i think by the afternoon we'll warm these temperatures up nicely for you. in fact, the highs going to soar tomorrow afternoon. the upper 70's in spots 60's 70's around the bay. you head up toward the coastline. yeah. keep a sweater with you. needed temperatures there in the 50's. guys, back to you. >> thank you, lawrence. coming up, it is a first of its kind operation. we have details on a covid patients lung tissue transplants from living donors. >> also, rapper dmx has died at the age of 50 after the star suffered a heart attack. try our new scented oils for freshness that lasts. crafted to give you amazingly natural smelling fragrances, day after day... ...for up to 60 days. give us one plug for freshness that lasts.
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husband of queen, the queen of england also died. we will take you to washington, dc to see how president biden paid tribute. that's coming up at 6.45. >> and a medical breakthrough that could change the course of the coronavirus recovery. a woman whose lungs were badly damaged by the virus has received a tissue transplant from living donors happened in japan. it is believed to be the first such procedure. the patient had spent weeks on a ventilator. one sick last year and that left her lungs unable to function her husband and her son donated the lung tissue for the 11 hour operation of the woman is expected to leave the hospital and about 2 months. ucsf doctors. they did a study early in the pandemic to try to gauge mental stress for frontline health care workers. they studied 16,000 hospital workers across the country, including san francisco. they look to people in baltimore.
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this was between may and july of 2020. they say there was a lot of anxiety. there was distress over the lack of protective gear. also the fear of exposing their family members to the virus. one in 5 were deemed to be at a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress problems. >> over half of nearly half of respondents in the study. moderate to severe levels of anxiety and burnout. emotional exhaustion. from their work during the pandemic. we also found that a 5th of. peoples in the in the study were at risk at significant risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. so this was a deep look into the. mental health aspects. the mental health impact of the of the covid-19 pandemic. >> the study says that testing the front line workers that
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eventually brought stress levels down some. and then of course, vaccinations that helped a lot. the authors say they hope that support services like counseling will be offered in places like emergency rooms. and this interview first aired on our streaming service kronon. you can catch that interview in its entirety and many more local stories on our kron on app. it's free to download in your app store. >> we have a lot more news coming up right here on kron 4 news at 6 today day 10 of the derek chauvin trial. the medical examiner blaming police pressure for george floyd's death. sully you will hear the testimony from a forensic pathologist who took the stand. and heads up. if you plan on going to talk how this weekend was a rock slide that shut down one of the main ways to get there. so we'll have details and how they're trying to repair the road and also ways to get around it. plus, most of the state is seeing dry conditions and water allocation is drying up for farmers across the state.
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