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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news, 4. >> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us on the kron. 4 morning news today is tuesday. >> july 6th and james fletcher. we've got lots of news to get to this morning, which we will first, though, checks of weather and traffic will begin in the weather center with john on this tuesday morning. morning, john. hey, good morning, james. we are going to be looking at conditions out there today. pretty familiar on us. lee right back to where we've been lately for the past week and into the yellow weekend that we just finished up with conditions have actually been pretty comfortable at our warmest. most of our daytime highs have been in the 80's inland with
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cool 60's by the coastline and staying a little bit gray at the coast. that does begin to be a pattern that we see shifting come the rest of this forecast ahead of us with our inland areas really starting to see quite the warm-up as we work our way into thursday and then especially the upcoming weekend. you look outside right now at san francisco does show some low gray out there. nothing all to unfamiliar for us after the past week of cloud cover to start our mornings followed by sunshine during afternoon hours. areas like novato in livermore are seeing visibility falling below a mile at times this morning. just those hillsides, right above the bay typical stuff are the spots that are most prone to be seeing that lower visibility also some wet spots is misty to drizzly conditions continue. much as we i have also seen lately radar shows you that we do have otherwise dry conditions so aside from the drizzle. you're not looking at any chances of rainfall in this one. so what you are seeing out there as far as any precipitation goes, is really just a product of that low cloud cover more than
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anything else clouds will remain very steady along the coastline today. and that's going to keep coastal temperatures down into the 50's and 60's. well, beside inland areas will get a solid dose of sunshine that will quickly make those 50's 60's 70's and 80's comer afternoon hours. i've got more details on what to expect there. still to come in your forecast. first, though, let's go over and take a look at your early morning commute with erica. >> good morning. thank you john. all right. now looking excellent so far. of course we don't have as much people on the road yet. so we'll see where we're at an hour from now. but here's what we're currently seeing looking great. if you're heading over to cross the bay bridge this morning. so far san mateo bridge haven't seen any issues yet here. you're looking at 13 minutes heading from east bay out to highway one o one there and westbound 24 from walnut creek to the 5.80. also looking good right now. you can see we're in the green. just a quick 11 minute drive
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time and southbound 6.80 from dublin out to fremont street. just 13 minutes. if you're taking that this morning, if you're taking the 4 from antioch to concord expect about 14 minutes. from interstate 5.80, from livermore out to dublin. just a fast, 10 minute drive time. james. >> thank you very much. now at 4, '03, 1, of the big stories we're following this morning comes out of the east bay where 2 people are dead and several others are in critical condition now after a chaotic and dangerous holiday weekend oakland police chief says it was one of the most violent 4th of july holidays. he can remember kron four's. terisa has more on what happened. >> chaos and disorder on the streets of oakland. this is what faced residents living in the east bay city on the 4th of july in a 24 hour period. the police chief monday listing off the shootings. the deaths, the assaults on officers, the crime which engulfed the at about 06:25pm in the 5400 block 5700 block
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of a little bit. elizabeth street where a male adult. >> 29 years old. was shot multiple times while driving in his vehicle. that sort of led to the beginning of a very challenging even for officers as well for the community. take a closer look in total. there were 7 shootings. one ruled a homicide. >> one in critical condition. one a suspicious death and then a shooting where a woman found bleeding was rushed to the hospital and then there is this a dangerous side shows popping up at intersections throughout oakland to exacerbate the problem even worse. >> we encountered a very large and extremely violent and dangerous side show. this sideshow reached a number of over 300 vehicles and over 200 additional spectators. a significant dangerous threats to our officers. why the use of firearms as well lasers pointed at the officers
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objects being thrown at the officers as if that's not bad enough illegal fireworks exploded in the sky call centers. overwhelmed. >> flooded with complaints and a police force on able to keep up. >> opd was unable to manage any fireworks related activity in from my perspective, it was not appropriate for us to focus on fireworks. why we we're seeing experience in the potential loss of life. >> chief ended on this brief. but significant summation on where his city is and what happens next and response to lawlessness. >> this is a warm summer. we have 67 homicides. this is been a different year. this has been this year has been challenging for us since the beginning going into 2020. it has not slowed so i don't you know, previously. i would have told you that hopefully this slows down the pandemic allows these things to open back up. but we haven't seen theresa kron 4 news.
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>> and we know there was so much violent incidents is and so many calls for service. it's that ambulances and paramedics were having a hard time keeping up with the volume of it all. >> our fall and the last system was over inundated with calls and they were unable to respond in a timely manner to the and so everybody was consumed with these issues not only the police department. also ambulances did have enough resources that amount of the system and that just goes to show to the level of violence that we were managing is that we didn't have ambulances available to you know, come and provide medical support. >> ambulance service to the city of oakland has provided through a company called fall ke. it's part of a 5 year contract with alameda county that agency provides services to most of alameda county chief armstrong says a lot of credit needs to go to his officers to for stepping up to provide medical services to several of the victims over the holiday weekend. meanwhile, elsewhere in the
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east bay contra. costa county. firefighters say they responded to more than 50 fires on the 4th of july. most of them are grass fires, including this one near 6 ad martinez burned dangerously close to some homes in the end, though they weren't damaged. firefighters were able to save them. despite a busy night. fire officials say there were actually fewer fires this 4th of july compared to last year. >> temperatures were slightly lower last compared to the year before and humidities were slightly higher and that no doubt contributed to a lot of grass fires that might have started taking hold not doing so last night. yeah, most calls in contra. costa county came from the pittsburgh antioch area. >> there were also several medical calls to related to fireworks. more details are expected to be announced later this week on exactly what the response was. meanwhile, take a look at this mess that was left behind in san francisco and a lot of trash on the ground. these are before and after pictures at 3rd street and burke avenue. public
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works. crews have been hard at work picking up debris that was dumped by people who are setting off illegal fireworks. it was also very busy scene in the north bay as well with police responding to several sideshows and illegal firework explosions in vallejo videos like this that were posted on social media show hundreds of people taking over the streets. kron four's dan storm has more. >> huge dangerous side shows take over. the streets of a lay home. hundreds of people taking part as rings of fire were sent and cars were seen speeding and spinning donuts. video showing 2 of those spectators getting struck along broadway and illinois. police say at least 11 sideshows broke out across the city sunday night gunshots from automatic weapons ringing out from the crowds. a police spokesperson says responding officers were met with fireworks being thrown at them. city council member mina diaz sharing these pictures of the morning after.
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>> businesses along broadway street damaged and tagged with graffiti in a post on facebook. diaz says the city needs to have harsher consequences for those who throw these illegal events last week, another bay area city made it illegal to promote sideshows on social media. san jose is now threatening people with fines and possible jail time and a state bill to make repeat participation inside shows a felony died in committee last year but delay host city leaders say people need to be held accountable for these wild stunts reporting in dan thorn kron 4 news. >> well, elsewhere in the north bay police in santa rosa say 35 year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting. 3 other people were also shot. 2 of them teenagers. this happened early yesterday morning on beechwood drive is just west of highway one. oh, one kron four's taylor was there and gives us a closer look at what happened. >> santa rosa, police say the
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suspects are still out there and family members of the victims who i spoke with off camera say they're very worried police say the suspects got away after crashing their car and then running from that area. they're now using all information from and inside that vehicle to track down whoever is responsible. >> a memorial now grows at beechwood greenwood drives in santa rosa after a drive-by shooting early monday morning that left 35 year-old javier montez dead and 3 others injured. santa rosa police say it all happened after a large illegal fireworks gathering with up to 100 people when officers arrived out there. we found 4 people have been shot by. >> a suspected drive-by shooting. one person was deceased. 2 teenagers were shot and one female in her late 20's was also shot sergeant her and says. >> he 29 year-old woman in 17 year-old female are currently in critical condition. on a 16 year-old boy has non life threatening injuries, bullet holes and markers are now left behind. indicating up to 30
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rounds were fired. says the suspects were in a silver honda accord when they started shooting initially hitting 3 of the victims as the vehicle tried to flee the area. he says there was a second exchange of gunfire where someone in the crowd fired back. that's when a bullet struck the 29 year-old woman outside of her home when the drive-by shooting happened, the car actually crashed into a parked vehicle and the suspects fled from the car. so we do have that car to running down. anybody associated with that car right now. >> anything we found in the car trying to run down those leads and some witness statements. police don't believe the 2 teenagers or a 29 year-old woman were targeted but instead caught up in the gunfire of others may have had gang ties in the crowd. we know that people most neighborhoods have ring cameras or surveillance footage, people just around that midnight time but after a little bit before really checking those cameras. seeing what you may have on there even if you just see someone running past. >> police are urging neighbors who live in the area to check their surveillance cameras. if
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you have any information about the incident or the suspects. please contact the police and santa rosa taylor kron 4 news. >> coming up on the kron 00:00am morning news. there's been another handbag heist at a neiman marcus. this time in san francisco's union square. it was all caught on camera. we'll have that video for you. plus, vice president kamala harris is touting president biden's infrastructure plan. this is lawmakers are getting ready for what many are hoping to be a bipartisan vote on capitol hill will bring you the latest from dc and coming up after the break. yeah, we're tracking wild fire. several large ones burning across california. illegal fireworks didn't make it easier for firefighters over the holiday weekend. we'll have the full story.
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>> for 15 is the time while firefighters here in the bay area were busy responding to spot fires wildfires up and down the state have been keeping crews busy for weeks in right now there are about 2 dozen fires actively burning throughout california crews say the hot, dry conditions feel more like late august right now early july. nancy loo has the story. >> and ongoing air attack in shasta county is helping. but the salt fire rages on a spark from a vehicle along i 5 ignited the fire last week and it is now grown to about 11,000 acres at least 27 homes
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have been destroyed so far. and it happened within i want to say like 15 minutes. it was just exploding. tiffany barber evacuated. her home in lake had along with her fiance and their 2 young sons just in time. but they have lost everything it seems so surreal. i i'm still heartbroken. you know, i can't look at the photos without crying. >> it's it's very hard. you know, even just not even the things that we buy. but. you know, i have memory boxes from my son's. there been no reports of casualties. but the salt fires also damage the power infrastructure, so pg and e is out making repairs. >> just to the north is the state's biggest battle in siskiyou county. there's not shot down. the bottom of it is no gain. >> the lava fire was sparked by lightning 2 weeks ago and it has scorched about 25,000 acres so far. mainly in the shasta-trinity national forest. >> the ongoing wildfires amid a severe drought made for a nervous night as fireworks lit
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up the skies all over the state. in san diego and many points beyond the celebration of a nationwide out, all kinds of crowds. but beyond the professional shows. there were a lot of illegal displays in la county and other communities, including fresno. >> despite crackdowns and warnings about the fire threat. illegal rockets look to be everywhere. in fresno, keeping law enforcement and firefighters busy. >> well, let's get another check of the weather. john trade will live in the weather center with news that it's only going to get warmer as we head towards the weekend, john. yeah, we were actually spared a little bit this past weekend by cooler, temperatures and higher humidity that at least help to suppress our peak fire danger somewhat for your 4th of july weekend. now as we work our way into the next weekend. this upcoming one. we are going to be seeing temperatures warming in
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conditions just as dry. and we all know with that combo does that ups fire danger. so i hope we've enjoyed the nice break from at least the extreme heat. we've had and also enjoyed that slightly cooler feel for the 4th itself. this is not much of a look, but a look outside at berkeley right now. you can see the low cloud cover about shrouding everything out this morning. the same low clouds have not only offered us that increased humidity, but also the cooler weather that we've enjoyed across the bay area compared to areas out in the central valley which have still been in the 90's to triple digits. the meantime, most of us here in the bay of just been enjoying a tease. this high pressure ridge is building back in and strengthening now and in the process of it. we'll cut off a lot of that cool marine air from entering further and further inland much as we've been saying. so although fog will remain pretty steady along the coastline. having that moderating effect on coastal and bayside temperatures. our inland areas are in for quite the warm-up today. we are still looking at a significant onshore breeze.
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this is going to keep temperatures that are coolest today and also help to keep things moderated for just one more day into tomorrow before thursday. we really start to see our inland temperatures building 50's 60's for your highs and as staff and right along the coastline today. definitely cooler at the coast millbrae 67 will burlingame at 71. also a solid range of 70's on the peninsula from san mateo to mountain view. many of our bayside cities are a little bit cooler than yesterday. but in a really nice way that takes us into the mid 70's san jose at 77 today while fremont in union city in the low 70's. look at pleasanton. livermore. only 78 degrees. as i mentioned just a second ago today will actually won't be one of the coolest of this forecast. so before the warm-up, we do have a nice comfortable day ahead of us. one to savor every bit of especially if you're further inland because look at where we're heading after today, daytime highs tomorrow right around the same as today. thursday, though, we see temperatures spiking in the upper 90's inland and by friday, saturday and sunday.
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it's triple digits for those inland areas and 80's even right along the bay side, lots of sunshine in this forecast for the sunshine also comes along with dry skies and continued high fire danger. erica. >> make huge on right now. bridges are looking good. if you plan on taking it this morning saying the richmond sandra fell bridge. it's only 7 minutes from the toll plaza out to highway one. oh, one. as for our golden gate bridge, both directions are looking good right now. just a few cars going by right now. you're looking at 20 minutes out to the toll plaza bureaucrat crossing that this morning highway one o one up and down the bay. area's looking great as well. the peninsula down to san jose. if you happen to be heading from san jose to menlo park. you're looking at a 27 minute drive time and here on the 4 from antioch to concord. just a quick 13 minute drive time right now. other drive times
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around the bay from livermore to dublin on the 5, 80 looking at 10 minutes. we are in the green for dublin to fremont on the 6.80 just 13 minutes. no issues and no hot spots right now on interstate 8.80, as well from san leandro to milpitas. you're looking at a drive time of under 20 minutes. james. >> all right. thank you very much, erica, for 21 is the time on the national front. congress is home for the 4th of july recess. but there's still a lot of work happening behind the scenes back in washington to set up what they hope will be a successful vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal when they return with working now with the latest on that. >> good morning. will senators will return back here to washington, dc next week with a heavy to do list before they go home for the august recess and on the top of that to do list. a massive infrastructure deal. vice president kamala harris spent the holiday weekend touting the administration's infrastructure deal. it would be the largest long-term infrastructure investment.
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>> in nearly a century in our country. it would be even bigger. then the hoover dam. and it would create a whole lot of jobs for carpenters and joiners and traits. people of all kinds here is carpenters at a press conference in nevada that the 5 year 973 billion dollar bill would go to rebuild roads and bridges and includes money to build a national network of electric vehicle charging stations upgrade. the electrical grid and improve drinking water. we need to get this framework across the finish line. the administration says 90% of the expected. 1 million jobs created from this deal. >> could go to workers without a college degree. >> this is a generational investment. >> but some republicans like texas congressman michael mccaul aren't convinced. i worry. >> they're going expand health care and education of nothing to do with you know, with infrastructure. mccaul said on fox news sunday that the
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bipartisan bill might be the only chance to pass an infrastructure plan. >> but warns negotiators to keep it straight forward. if you're really serious about >> look at traditional infrastructure that is roads bridges, rural broadband which is so important to the country right now. they're not much up with things have nothing to do with infrastructure. >> president biden and vice president kamala harris plan to make several trips across the country over the next few weeks to pitch his plan directly to the american people in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. back to you. >> thank you, anna, for 23 is the time. we'll take a break. but coming up next, it looks like travel is back prepandemic levels. we' for 25 t
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and here's a quick live look outside at sfo where the airport isn't. >> as busy as it was yesterday, which by the way, was one of the busiest travel days on the return after the 4th of july holiday. the tsa says the number of people traveling by air is now real close to what it was. pre pandemic which is more than 4 million people as travelers are required to wear masks till then that will be the policy into mid september. so if you are flying soon, make sure you bring that mask with you. we talked to some people about what it felt like to fly again. >> i don't think it's going to be maskless soon. and i think that attack 100 people are asked are traveling just because they to go somewhere else at the same time. as long as people feel safe. but i
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can't complain. also a tally ends and too. >> and those was is there a way more open and free was the prisoners go there to see parts of it. there were more more cautious purple. >> travelers going to hawaii are required to get covid test before entering unless you're vaccinated in hawaii. but on thursday, hawaii's governor is expected to allow people vaccinated on the mainland to submit proof of vaccination and no longer have to take a test. we'll take a break for 27. still ahead on the kron 00:00am morning news, the highly contagious delta variant of covid-19 is now the dominant strain in california. >> and now there's a new push from state lawmakers to get those that aren't vaccinated. talk more about that co for 30 i
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back with a check of weather and traffic here at the half hour. before we get back to the headlines. >> we'll started off with john in the weather center morning, john. hey there, james. we are looking at conditions today. that will be. >> pretty familiar at this point we're tapping into a sea breeze yet again, it's going to offer up a cooling effect to all of the bay area, not just are bayside in coastal cities, but all the way to our inland valleys too. this morning. we're starting off with some low gray and in some misty to drizzly conditions. also, things we've been talking plenty about lately. you look outside of the bay bridge. does show that this cloudy blanket is sitting right above bridge level so that actually bodes well for visibility. for most of us.


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