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they reacting bays up. good evening, guys. well, it certainly is a mixed bag of reactions. some democrats are saying it is time to bring just new justices to the supreme court. >> however you have republicans and even other democrats not so on board with the plan. i have no plans to bring it to the house speaker nancy pelosi says she's not ready to back new court expansion legislation. i support the president's commission to study. >> such a proposal. presiden biden has created a bipartisan commission to study expanding the high court to judiciary act of 2021 would increase the size of the u.s. supreme court from 9 to 13 justices. new york congressman jerry nadler says as the country grows so too, should the supreme court have found is understood. as the country in the judicial system involved. the court needs to evolve with it.
>> massachusetts senator ed markey says republicans have done damage to the judicial branch making americans lose faith in the high court. and make no mistake about it, the court is broken because leader mitch mcconnell, his senate republican colleagues and donald trump broke it. but republicans like south carolina senator lindsey graham say this is a terrible idea you make the supreme court. basically a political football. >> it loses independents is consistency and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says it is an attempt to threaten current supreme court justices and responsible people across the political spectrum. >> have an absolute duty. good enough says. >> now during his campaign, president biden said he was not a fan of expanding the courts. but he is allowing this commission to look into the idea reporting live in washington. i'm basil john. >> is there any likelihood of the bill passing in getting to
the president's desk. >> well, certainly the main objective would usually be to get that majority within the senate because that's usually where most of these face difficulty. however, the other option is to eliminate the filibuster is the likely to happen probably not. the reason i'm saying that because you have many moderate democrats, especially west virginia senator joe mansion who has said time and time again that he would not eliminate the filibuster because that is what helps promote balance within congress. so even if it makes it to the house or senate floor. this a piece of legislation has an uphill battle to deal with. yeah. >> joe manchin. suddenly one of the most powerful people in the whole senate. that is basal john reporting for us lawmakers are continuing to , e- investigate security breakdowns at the capitol following that january 6th insurrection today for the first time publicly the u.s. capitol police inspector general spoke out about his
recommendations. he's urging congress to invest big to improve safety. our washington, dc correspondent raquel martin has the latest. >> we need to think outside the box. michael bolton, the top government watchdog overseeing the capitol police is recommending dozens of security changes at the capitol to prevent future attacks be elevated to a bureau level. they need additional training within the analysts. after months of review, bolton says an inability to analyze intelligence and lack of training contribute to the security breakdown on january 6th training is got to be taking seriously. he's urging lawmakers to invest more money to better prepare officers for future attacks republican congressman rodney davis says he agrees the uscp must operate as a proactive protection force. but adds he fears politics could get in the way of reforms he blames the u.s. capitol police board for blocking past security changes. i firmly believe that
any indictment of the u.s. capitol police is performance on and leading up to january 6 also be a reflection of the usc peas board. but bolton push back against that accusation. he says it's actually congress that inside the capitol police have the funds to make needed security team jit. we have a lot of work to do during a democratic congressman gk butterfield says in the end, democrats and republicans stand ready to provide capital bullies. with more funding to help and we must do it quickly and bolton says his office plans to release even more findings in the weeks to come. >> in washington. i'm raquel martin. travel is on the rise and help passengers stay socially distant. the oakland international airport has introduced clear. >> a touchless security screening technology clear is already being used at other airports in california. it uses passengers eyes or fingerprints to help them move more quickly through checkpoints. it is an opt-in membership service that is
available for an annual fee. was restrictions being lifted and people getting vaccinated officials are anticipating a pretty busy. >> travel season this summer. officials with hawaiian airlines say that if the current trends continue, they expect to reach prepandemic travel levels this summer. we spoke with a representative from aaa who says they're seeing similar trends in hotel bookings. >> none triple a dot com compared to april of 2020 bookings are continuing to grow. they look strong for april of this year as well. if i look at march there was over a 100% better compared to march of 2020. so we're looking at people who are beginning to. make that decision to travel you know, reopenings and things like that. >> aaa also recommends checking the travel restrictions for your destination before booking your vacation. just to be sure you're prepared when you do all right. this interview
first aired on our streaming service kron on which is free in your app store. >> all right. taking a live look outside right now at san francisco's golden gate bridge. a lot of people are starting to think weekend here on a thursday night and getting outside might be the name of the game yet, lawrence, lot of people planning maybe a staycation. you know why go anywhere. we'll be so nice. why would you want to leave this weekend we get last was fantastic this weekend could even be better weather wise lot of sunshine all around the bay area kind of getting into than out there. beautiful skies. couple patches of fog along the coastline and a bigger fog bank off the coast right now. staying dry, california. here's that fog bank that's getting ready to move on shore. couple patches of fog down close to half moon bay right now. some that will begin to redevelop move on shore overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. how much of friday weather. we've got some 50's in the san francisco patchy fog along the coastline. 53 montara 54 half moon bay, no ground 61 and sunny in millbrae as you work
your way inside the peninsula. 66 degrees in redwood city. 67 in mount view, south bay looking good sunshine all day long. 60's and some low 70's in most spots. there. maybe some mid 70's as you head inland tomorrow afternoon and live more. 71 a double and 63 degrees and breezy in hayward, 70 in orinda juan. >> in berkeley, 68 degrees in hercules and 71 in benicia certainly looks like some nice weather. but guess what? it's going get a whole lot better. check out this weekend forecast. here we go. little. nice weather for tomorrow. warming up on saturday and look at sunday. that is going to be the sweet spot. those temperatures moving up in the 80's. maybe some low 90's inland 70's inside the bay. and how about that 60's right out of the coast. guys, thank you, lawrence. coming up over the. >> past month we have profiled for amazing bay area. women. it's part of our annual series for women's history month and today is the time to reveal the winner and how things are going after sanford university started a covid-19 vaccine trial on young kids. some
children under the age of 12 for involved in the study nationwide. parents involved say they're optimistic about the outcome. >> knowing that will have such excellent care she's going through this the staff at stanford medical have been fantastic. something that's maybe a moment of discomfort can be a little uncomfortable for a short period of time. but. >> again, getting but also other community members. >> for sure. yeah. i mean, you need kids to go through the trial. plus the hearts of the folks who are having their children do it. these kids will return for their second doses in a few weeks. the entire trial. well, last several months. >> still ahead, a universal studios. hollywood is welcoming visitors today
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tickets. those officially went on sale today. the demand. as you can imagine, the those tickets. it was so high within minutes of going on sale in website was already pushing visitors on an online waiting room. i've due to the long waits. the theme park recently announced that they will. welcome back. park guests on april 30th with limited capacity. so anybody interested in going to the park. if you have to make a reservation first. guess who had valid tickets. we're able to begin making reservations on monday disneyland as want remind folks that there will be enhanced safety and health measures. social distancing course, will be required along with those cent masks. mother's day is coming up. father's day. we'll follow that. so you a vic if you're looking for gift ideas for your be i'm sure he was already on disney on that call and put the waiting room probably still what a we had a
blended or one of our executive producer said he got i think it's 6.45. >> was on there for hours and the way to go. just yeah, you know. so so we had some fun on e-mail with that is waiting and waiting. but, you know, people are sure dying to get out there and drive. your road trip? go visit place. yeah, sure. specially vicki, i mean, but nobody loves disneyland not want take you live. incredible just for you that we're getting forecast tonight. so you know what? you'd expect. what you get down there. hey, into the monterey bay. we've got that patchy fog that is going to move in. it will keep those temperatures a little cool right along the coastline monterey about 53 degrees. 53 in carmel by the sea. if you head there. >> and carmel valley. some sunshine and about 62. how about southern california? want to go to disneyland. yeah. well, there you go. a los angeles 71 degrees pasedena 70 to anaheim. 71 degrees in disneyland a the high country a beautiful time to get up there and enjoy, of
more of those outdoor things going on now. little less can lot more hiking, maybe get out on the boat. join the water 50's out. there will be little cool. the high country about 64 degrees in reno. 63 degrees. as you make your way in the carson city. all right. let's get you back to the bay area. we're looking good right now. we've got nice clear skies around the bay area. a little haze out there but not bad. and a much lighter winds today, not seeing those 2030 mile an hour gusts that we had over the past couple days. low pressure that was causing that has been kicked further to the east. still an onshore breeze as we head through the evening hours tonight mostly clear double patches of fog. and then here comes that sunshine looks like a warmer afternoon. tomorrow. much of the bay area. but a little cool outside now in spots 50's along the coastline. 56 in san francisco right now. still 71 very nice. and conquered 71 in expecting low clouds and fog together again. and it could be a little thick out toward the coast early on tomorrow morning waking up to a pretty good fog. bank outside now by tomorrow afternoon, that
breaks away most spots. and here we go. we've got a lot of sunshine coming your way if you head to the beaches, though it maybe couple lingering patches of fog along immediate coast. so that will keep those temperatures cool out toward the beaches planets mid-fifties in the half moon bay almost 60 degrees in san francisco. but some of the valley's look at that. 75 degrees in concord, 75 degrees. as you make when livermore 70 beautiful in san jose. next few days. temperatures a warm up just in time for what looks like a great weekend. weather wise as we'll see those temperatures soaring in the 80's wouldn't be surprised 90 or 2 on sunday. we're going to cool back down next monday and enjoy it. the following weekend. we could be talking about some rain. nick is going to be hot and that you get out. what brought 4 is honoring the bay area's remarkable women and over the last month we have profiled for amazing bay area. ladies as part of our annual series for women's history month.
>> today. kron 4 is honoring the winner of the bay area's remarkable women contest. >> yeah. we for women who we've been profiling over the past month, amazing women in the bay area. it's part of our annual series 4 women's history month. the winner as you can see, the way. it's a wrestle. they're sydney. congrats the sydney say. her get up. yes, she is a nurse said ucsf benioff children's hospital in san francisco and >> it's a big idea. born out
of something as simple as a pizza party in march of 2020 near sydney. gressel was starting to see the ramp up of covid response at her job in the pediatric dr at ucsf benioff children's hospital in san francisco. but her job site had yet to experience the overload of cases that other hospitals were. i was feeling guilty for being in california when things were going orf in new york. of course. >> and then being in pediatrics where we were not seeing the same kind of up mortality and severe infections in younger people and really feeling like i wanted to be able to do more and give more than one night. she suggested that friends also wanting to help out by pizzas for her team. my staff are just blown away. that strangers who they've never met before would send good pizza. to our it was just such a around to really feel appreciated from the community. it was at the time when shelter-in-place orders
were just starting to kick in and actually become really difficult to source food on a break. >> office and the restaurants that we're all walking distance from the hospital were all closed grocery store lines were out, you know, around the block kind of thing. the necessity of getting overworked, medical workers fueled up, fueled the idea behind frontline foods, its dual purpose tackles another pandemic related problem. they raise money to hire restaurants struggling under shelter-in-place rules which gives them much needed business to make meals that both feed and lift spirits of the people putting themselves at risk. >> as they battle an invisible enemy. the nonprofit has since moved beyond hospitals in this video. you can see san francisco mayor london breed helping out at a frontline foods delivery to firefighters served meals to firefighters to ems. wee served in low income housing. >> collectives. we work with veterans. so kind of expanding our definition just the hospital front line. folks are who essential folks are and
the idea caught on and over the course this last year. basically we've raised over 10 million dollars and have served thousands of meals in hospitals and in communities nationwide we have i don't know about 50 some chapters set up throughout the country. all run by this army of volunteers that came together. the reins of the now national nonprofit have the handed over to another relief agency world, central kitchen. one of brussels colleagues at the hospital says the mother of 2 young girls continues to inspire others with her bravery and strength. >> this summer. she had both and fallopian tubes removed preventative lee after being diagnosed with the cancer gene, despite a whirlwind year. gressel continues to be enthusiastic about nursing recognizing that people that are going to encounter that they're having a scary experience potentially life threatening experience. and if i can bring some calm, some lovl, some reassurance, some information. >> and kind of just be with a
person in their experience. right in front of me. i can see it make a difference. in the world. sydney gressel making differences both big and small helping change the world for the better. maureen kelly kron 4 news remarkable is is the >> bless her. yeah. this morning actually a kron four's darya folsom and james fletcher. they presented sydney with a $1000 check to the charity of her choice. check it out. >> we have a big thank you. actually we want to present in cash or check with a $1000 check presented to the charity that you chose yeah. and we also have a gift bag. we do outside other things. creating freedom movements, right. yeah. tell us. well, creating freedom movements is an oakland based organization that's really dedicated to social justice issues across the board. big piciure. the things i'm passionate about our equal rights for all
social obviously doing work, especially now more than to address the longstanding problem of racism that we have in our country. we've got work to do around women's issues. >> and rights and so on. so i chose this organization because these folks are working on all of those things they're also local grassroots and leaders who represent a lot of different diverse communities working together to tackle all these issues. there she is set and indomitable spirit at you can find out more information on creating freedom city's charity and it's on our website at kron. 4 dot com and we salute her in the other 3 women who profiled as part of congrats to all incredible and that wraps up kron 4 news at 5 but don't go anywhere. kron. 4 news at 6 is coming up. is. >> millions of people in california are still waiting, still trying to get fully vaccinated. that is probably not the finish line
unfortunately, what we've just learned about the likelihood of a 3rd shot, a booster for pfizer and moderna that could be coming in the coming months. plus, this is the day that all californians 16 and older are eligible to sign up for the vaccine. we have some tips on getting an appointment, a new info on walk-in clinics in the east bay. keep it here. the news at 6 is next. come experience the grand opening of floor and decor's newest location in pleasant hill! our expansive store is fully equipped with safe distancing guides, so you can browse our wide aisles and be amazed with our even wider selection. or easily order online, and pick up all the products you need for your flooring project curbside! so come discover the perfect floor at the perfect price
>> from the bay, area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news news at 6. really build, you know. >> if we're going need a booster shot every year. >> we don't know if we're going to need a booster shot every or 4 years. >> now. ticks will a 3rd covid-19 shot be necessary as more and more people get their second pfizer and moderna vaccines. there are new questions about how long those vaccines might last. good evening, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm vicki liviakis. and i'm grant lotus. in fact, pfizer ceo saying it is likely people will need a booster or 3rd shot eventually. but. >> what is the site's telling us covers dan kerman has been speaking with medical experts ease live at the mass vaccination site at san francisco's. let's go. nice entered. and i guess with all these variance swirling around this is a situation where you hope for the best that you don't need boosters, but you prepare for that scenario.