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wrinkles in 4. so you can kiss wrinkles goodbye! neutrogena® >> the bay area's local news station. you now with breaking news. >> and that breaking news we are following now at 3 is in the east bay. a 12 year-old boy has died after a car. he was in was hit by a freight train in oakley. thank you for joining us today here on kron 4 news at 3. i'm sanaz tahernia. according to east contra costa fire, the car collided with that rain just before 1 o'clock this afternoon a 19 year-old girl was taken to john muir medical center. a 12 year-old boy died in the crash. a second car in the area was also hit. but those passengers were not injured. 3 other people were
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treated at the scene. here's a look at where it all happened on east cypress road in oakley not far from iron horse elementary school in delta vista middle school police are asking people to avoid the area as there is an active scene at this point. we don't know what caused the crash, but we do have kron four's michelle kingston on her way. there. we'll have more information as soon as it comes into the newsroom. >> our position that these are things that are done, nothing more then to prevent. evidentiary hearing, which is going to get to the truth. and that's why we have a problem. their continued to drag this out. >> it was one of the biggest trials in the bay area history and now the big question is will scott peterson get a new trial. he was found guilty nearly 16 years ago for killing his wife lacy peterson and their unborn child. connor their bodies found in the water off berkeley marina and the california supreme court kicked the peterson case back to a san mateo county
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courthouse following new evidence about the actions of a juror years ago. kron four's terisa stasio was inside the courtroom for us today and brings us up to date with the latest on this ongoing saga. >> it was a very eventful day here at the san mateo county courthouse at this hearing with the bottom line of this, we may see scott pearson in person for the first time and a very long time guilty was the verdict that ring out following a months-long trial for scott peterson. but his defense attorney argues certain facts clouded the case pointing to a juror that they said had an axe to grind. >> is very clear. defendant has a right to 12 independent, a fair unbiased, jurors even one on by your. it's not only messes up that trout. it messes up the entire system. >> that's peterson's attorneys speaking outside court following a hearing wednesday. the jurors were shell. nice.
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peterson's defense team argues lied to be on the jury failing to admit that she had been a victim of crime legal experts have long argued if she had been truthful, she would not have been in the jury room and not have convicted peterson to a death sentence. i would say that for our position is that. we believe. >> very strongly that the evidentiary hearing is going to prove what we've said all along that scott peterson did not get a fair trial. peterson appeared via closed-circuit from san quentin for the hearing. >> the judge in the and set a september hearing peterson's attorney went on to say that if and when an evidentiary hearing does take place in peterson will most likely be transported from san quentin here to sit and wait and learn once again his fate. here in uan mateo county. theresa is stasio kron. 4 news. >> developing news from johnson and johnson on its
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booster shots. the company announced this morning that its booster shot provides, quote, a rapid and robust increase and antibodies when use on people who have already received the one-dose vaccine. the company says the people who got the booster shot experienced a 9 fold increase in covid antibodies, johnson johnson is now working with the fda and cdc to get the booster shot approved for the public. and some big news out of the pentagon. u.s. secretary of defense lloyd austin has directed the military to begin vaccinating all members of the armed forces. this decision follows the fda's full approval for the pfizer vaccine. the military already requires 17 inoculations for service members when they enter the armed services or when they're deployed overseas currently more than 800,000 service members have yet to get their shots. the pentagon's decision only applies to the pfizer vaccine. meanwhile, moderna says it's completed its submission for full fda
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approval. the companies seeking priority review for its covid-19 vaccine which is currently under emergency use authorization for adults, 18 and up. moderna has also filed for emergency use authorization for kids, 12 and older and trials are currently underway for children younger than 12 the priority review process. typically takes months. but the fda says it shifted resources and worked around the clock to complete the necessary steps for approving pfizer's vaccine sooner than usual. >> it's the right thing to do. preventive lee, especially with kids going back to school i think is unhurt. and it was taking precautionary measures until you know, it's like we're in the clear a little more so. >> and the north bay the city of benicia has unanimously passed an indoor mask mandate despite the county of solano advocating against its the mandate is effective immediately and will last for at least 6 weeks after that time, the city council will reconvene to discuss next steps with that mandates and
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county employees in both monterey and santa cruz counties will have to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 workers in monterey county have until september 30th to prove they got the shot. santa cruz county employees have 30 days to comply with the mandate and those who do not get the shot can be tested for the virus. every week. the new mandate comes just days after the pfizer vaccine was granted full fda approval. in the south bay now tense moments at a san jose city council meeting as city leaders voted unanimously to approve a vaccine mandate. residents will soon be required to show proof of vaccination before attending any large indoor events held in city owned buildings. that includes the sep center where the sharks play and the center for the performing arts. the new rule is not sitting well with the protesters who interrupted last night's meeting at one point they were so vocal they forced the city council to take an hour long recess. but the push back was not enough to keep the city council from
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unanimously adopting the new rule. >> the people are mandating inoculate do this that are criminals or that this or not, your job to tell me. what i need to do with my body. that's between me and my doctor. we should have the right to choose and country in the land of the free. >> and this is not free for to be mandated there's obviously no sure fire way of eliminating risk. >> covid we don't live in that world. we live in a world in which. we need to take. reasonable measures that can reduce risk. >> now the rule doesn't go into effect immediately. mayor sam liccardo is allowing venue operators. time to adjust the city council is now considering a vaccine mandates for restaurants bars and other indoor spaces that will be discussed at a later date. now to our drought coverage all across the state reservoirs are reaching historic lows and now santa clara county's valley water is taking decisive measures to protect
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our water supplies. kron four's charles clifford is in san jose with those details. >> here in santa clara county, the santa clara valley water district says their current reservoir storage capacity is only about 12%. they put out this video showing how things look back in april 2017 when the supply was very healthy and how it looks. now. it is a dramatic difference. now the supply is low for multiple reasons. one, we've had 2 dry winters in a row. so there hasn't been any rainfall to fill up the reservoirs. also the valley water district gets water from the rest of california. but reservoir is all around the state are low right now. so they're having a tough time getting extra water in from the rest of the state and also the anderson reservoir is currently only a 3% capacity and that reservoir hold as much water as all the other reservoirs combined in the reason it's so low is that the dam is in the middle of a 10 year seismic retrofit project and they can only store a very small amount of water in that reservoir. so that is a problem. i know everyone has prices overlaid.
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>> but this is extraordinarily serious, especially if we don't get any rain. >> next year. >> on wednesday afternoon. i talked to gary crime and who sits on the board of directors for the valley water district who says they are doing what they can to find extra water to bring into the system. but it's really going to fall to customers to try to save as much water as they can. >> but every drop helps. so a drop save now is a draft that we have next year, especially if things are very bad. this is a different problem. the energy thing where you're asked to conserve one day and then the next day there's energy once you're in a drought. it's going to take months and months to fix the problem because it takes a long time to get in the groundwater. >> now the santa clara valley water district has issued a 15% mandatory water use reduction for all of its customers. they're also looking to buy additional water from the state, although herman says that water costs about 4 times what it normally does. so that is challenging. they also talk to the sfp you
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see about possibly tapping into san francisco's water supply. but for now in the south bay, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> we're taking a look at the current drought monitor map. most of the bay area is under exceptionally dry conditions that some dark red that you see on your screen. other parts of the state are not doing well either. and or and extreme doubt drought conditions. we are expecting the latest drought monitor map to be released tomorrow. but overall conditions are not looking good as a scene in the reservoir levels. >> and we are in for a warm weekend. we could see near triple digit heat in some of the some parts of the bay area kron 4 meteorologist chris rodriguez is here with more details or recent. yeah, that's right. sanaa's. in fact, we're going to start a warming trend beginning thursday peaking on saturday. live look outside enjoy these cooler below average temperatures while they last because tomorrow we're going to warm up 5 to 10 degrees from today's daytime highs in
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addition to that, still tracking very smoky hazy conditions anywhere from about good to moderate. so no air quality advisory is in effect along the coast and south bay. we are going to notice improved air quality. but for north bay and east bay valleys. they say that offshore northerly flow are still going to track some moderate to poor hazy skies at times for your thursday when tracker for right now tracking those northwesterly breezes in the teens 18 miles per hour sustained winds right now for downtown san francisco temperatures. for the most part on the cooler side 6070's 80's right now mid 60's for downtown san francisco at 63 degrees. 68 degrees for those of you in oakland and 83 degrees as you make your way inland for livermore to san jose. very pleasant temperatures there in the mid 70's with the widespread 70's and even some 80's, as you make your way into the north bay. nevada, little bit toasty thanks to those northerly offshore winds currently at 82 degrees with santa rosa.
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>> in the mid 70's. so contrast between warmer and cooler air mass out there dividing the bay area right now and the unofficial end of summer labor day weekend. next weekend. but we're going to get around of summer like temperatures with near or possible triple digit heat making its way inland this weekend. more my full forecast in just a few minutes and back to you. thank every >> coming up, a registered offender arrested once again in the south bay and today police are looking for more victims. and as bars and restaurants recover from the pandemic. some are taking another hit and business. why are why more people are canceling reservations. and investigators still working to figure out what killed the family and their dog along the popular california hiking trail. we'll tell you how soon we might see the toxicology reports. bay area homeowners, learn how you can eliminate monthly mortgage payments and improve your cashflow.
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>> some quick breaking news to tell you about san jose fire department and san jose police are on scene of a gas leak in the area of race, street and park avenue that seems to be in the east san jose area. there are some evacuations taking place right now. pg crews have been notified and officials are asking people to avoid the area. so be sure to stay with us for any developments. we also have updates on our website kron 4 dot com. and on twitter. new
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details surrounding the california family found dead along the sierra hiking trail. we're learning more about what may have contributed to their mysterious deaths. nancy loo spoke to the mariposa county sheriff and has the details. >> the body of john gerrish was discovered in a seated position next to the lifeless bodies of one year-old daughter miju and the family dog and the sheriff's department says the body of ellen chung was located further down the trail. there were no signs of blunt force trauma, but i've never >> a death like this. mariposa county sheriff jeremy briese vowed last week to solve what happened. but the autopsies revealed no major clues. the mysterious deaths along a popular trail in the sierra national forest has investigators focused on a recent forest service warning about toxic algae in the area. according to the environmental working group, human deaths from toxic algae blooms are rare, but it can happen. it would really depend on.
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>> what action people were exposed to and then how much of that action they're exposed to 2 ce to actually kill someone. the forest service alert warned people to stay out of them are said river near hite's cove. >> the family killed had recently moved to meryll posts up from the bay area and their remote home was near the start of high cove trail that people can be exposed to the saxons even if they're recreating in the water but actually the saxons can travel miles in the air. so even if you're not right next to a toxic algae where you can be exposed potentially to these actions. >> that was nancy loo reporting for us. officials say no other dead animals were found in the area they're hoping the pending toxicology results. we'll provide some answers. we go to the south bay now where a registered offender has been arrested after exposing himself to a woman in sunnyvale and police believe there may be other
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victims. the man was identified as 55 year-old ricardo cruz garcia. the incident happened last sunday at an apartment building on lakeside drive. the victim was waiting for an elevator and that's when garcia expose himself. authorities are asking anyone who may have been a victim to come forward. the north bay. police in petaluma are warning residents to be on the lookout after a mountain lion sighting late last night near ridge. you drive officials warned that if you do encounter a mountain lion avoid running or turning your back. instead face the animal, make loud noises try to look bigger by waving your arms. try throwing rocks or other objects to scare the animal. be sure to pick up small children also dog owners should keep their dogs on a leash and call police immediately. turning our attention now to our wildfire coverage close to 38,000 people are evacuated in california due to wildfires california's office of emergency services released these numbers this morning.
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you could see the most evacuees are over in eldorado county for the caldor fire in kern county. the french fire has displaced more than 7,000 people dixie fire has caused evacuations last and butte and tehama counties. and president biden has issued a major disaster declaration for areas affected by the dixie and river fires burning in northern california. it opens federal funding to impacted residents in several areas including plaster and plumas counties. it comes as another fire. the caldor fire makes its way towards lake tahoe threatening even more homes. the caldor fire is also contributing to hazardous air quality in the area with some pollutants now at 37 times recommended levels. so far. the calendar fire has burned more than a 126,000 acres and is only 11% contained. one of california's most iconic restaurant owners is getting a
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special thank you to the crews working to fight the dixie fire. lassen county sheriff's office shared these photos of guy fieri posing with a deputy fearing and his foundation brought food for all the firefighters and a public safety officials assigned to the dixie fire. the chef grew up in the north and has also helped feed evacuees and emergency workers during last year's devastating wildfires. switching gears now to talk about our weather here in the bay area. as we take a live look out at downtown san francisco looks a little hazy out there. so let's check in with kron 4 meteorologist rodriguez for all those details will be hey, there's and that he's is going to stick around throughout most of this weekend. >> we are going to notice northerly winds that could increase that smoke and ash especially for those of you in the north bay and east bay valleys. >> tracking that haze out there along the coast could see some improvement, though, by tomorrow going to see more of a westerly flow so that sea breeze going to push the smoke
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and ash away from the media at bay area coastline and also tracking warmer temperatures in fact, are going to be 4 to 8 degrees warmer tomorrow compared to today. very seasonable highs expected for your thursday afternoon. marina district and downtown san francisco in the low 70's mid 60's. for those of you in daly city and half moon bay winds out of the southwest 20 miles per hour less throughout most of the san francisco peninsula by tomorrow afternoon millbrae and burlingame 77 degrees, 40 with 80's for those of you in san mateo. but san carlos toasty temperatures there in the mid 80's in tracking widespread 80's and 90's. for those of you in the south bay san jose 82 degrees cupertino in the mid 80's with low 90's for livermore, very seasonal temperatures there so you can easily warm up 8 to 10 degrees from today's daytime highs. and we're seeing widespread low 90's for concord and walnut creek both at 91 degrees richmond, though 78 degrees for your thursday afternoon. napa and the in the
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mid 80's. and we're going to see a few low 90's pop up in the north bay specifically for novato in sandra fell going to track mild temperatures there. and it's only going to get warmer and hotter as you make your way inland temperatures near triple digit heat this weekend peaking on saturday, little change on sunday with seasonal weather. not returning until early this upcoming week. sanaa's back to you. >> today is hard to say. the livermore valley over 50 wineries are picking grapes getting ready to make delicious wine coming up in my report, you learn what makes grapes here so unique. >> plus on vaccinated, delta airlines employees are facing an increase in health insurance costs the company says they're raising their premiums.
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>> welcome back. delta airlines is raising health insurance premiums for its unvaccinated employees starting november. first employees will face a $200 surcharge for being on vaccinated. the company says the fees are going to cover the higher costs of covering employees with covid. in addition workers who haven't had the shots. we'll have to be tested every week while community case rates are high. delta ceo says roughly 75% of its 75,000 employees have been vaccinated so far. and as more businesses begin requiring vaccines, restaurant owners in
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san francisco say they are seeing a big drop in sales and a rise in canceled reservations kron four's teller. sacking has the story. >> guests are seated at some of the tables inside san francisco moroccan rod on tuesday. however, the empty tables out may be taken once jeff loose as it's been this way for almost a month when the city mandated there's going to be proof of vaccination for indoor dining and when the mask were also for indoor dining. we saw a huge drop in our a spike in cancellations no shows i would probably venture to say it's about 50%. that's the first couple days she as many diners expressed concerns over rising delta variant cases. >> and changes in city mandates and they were actually telling us that colleagues. so there's a work also tested positive and thinking twice about going out because they need to get tested as well or odd isn't the only restaurant feeling the impact. >> open table data shows that dining is down 16% in san
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francisco compared with july the coast honestly once before the delta variant came along, everything started opening up again. we had a lot of tourists from texas, from florida, from even international. >> and then once the delta really started taking over the news and all the california really is really started to get really affected by it. >> and that's when everything started slowing down again, jr pushy with a loosely fitting really? north beach says. >> he also received several cancellations after the announcement of the seas vaccine mandate for indoor dining. however, both restaurants are hopeful saying things are just starting to pick back up this week. and last week we looked really good as far as reservation going back up to where it to be before the announcement. >> next at 3.30, sacramento on standby and wallet. why lawmakers are postponing key oversight hearings related to governor newsom's handling of wildfires and unemployment and a new critic for the van ness
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east biden administration officials say the u.s. continues to ramp up evacuations out of afghanistan. but those critical of the decision to pull remaining troops from the country by august, 31st. so the consequences of leaving too early are deadly. our dc correspondent alexandra limon joins us live with the latest on these efforts, including how many americans are believed to still be in afghanistan. alex. >> good evening. while secretary blinken said that over the past 24 hours, the state department has been in contact with 500 americans who are still in afghanistan trying to get out and that there may be up to an additional 1000 americans that the state department is still trying to figure out the status of meanwhile, 2 members of congress took it upon themselves to visit kabul. >> we're trying to get people out. democratic leaders and pentagon officials are upset that democratic congressman seth moulton and republican congressman peter meier took
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an unexpected trip to kabul. >> speaker nancy pelosi worries. the trip took resources away from the evacuation effort and endangered the lawmakers. this is. >> deadly serious. do not want members to go. we are obviously not encouraging. >> the ip visits. to a very tense. dangerous and dynamic situation in tweets. congressman moulton praised the military effort but said the trip made it clear to him. we won't get everyone out in time. lawmakers from both parties have criticize the decision to end u.s. military evacuation efforts by august 31st, texas congressman michael mccall says even afghan allies who already have special immigrant visas are being turned away from the airport sometimes more grimly their return to their homes. >> were they behead their family. and then behead them. the pentagon says the u.s. military and allied countries are working as quickly as
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possible. so far evacuating more than 88,000 people as of the latest update. >> but the number is continually changing every 39 minutes plane departed. >> kabul airport. >> the pentagon says that toward the end of the mission space will have to be reserved on the aircraft in order to get the remaining u.s. troops home by august 31st. what does the state department mean when they say there's 500 americans, 500 americans is still in afghanistan and another 1000 that they're still looking into. do we have any clarity >> yes, secretary blinken, explain that of those 1000 that are still in question. some may have said they were american, but it may turn out that they are not and that there are others who are americans, but they may have gotten out of afghanistan on their own and just haven't had a chance to notify the government and that's why
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there is some fluidity and uncertainty in those numbers. all right. alexandra limon reporting for us live from the nation's capitol. thank you so much. >> now we do have more coverage on the evacuation afghanistan on our website. kron 4 dot com just scan the qr code on your screen and you'll be taken straight to our web page there. you'll find more on what's next for afghanistan along with local reaction and where you can get help for loved ones. >> a front 4 is your local election headquarters. this recall election season. >> overnight, oil candidate kevin faulconer was in the east bay today, the former san diego mayor received an endorsement from the group crime victims united and during his visit to oakland faulkner was joined by a former san diego police chief who praised the job he did as mayor of san diego. faulkner was not the only republican candidate in the bay area today. caitlin jenner was in san francisco where she toured areas of the tenderloin kron four's. dan kerman was there
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and how it will have more tonight on kron. 4 news at 5. and while wagner and jenner were campaigning in oakland and san francisco, a group of east bay leaders came together to show their support for governor newsome assemblywoman buffy wicks joined the mayors of oakland and berkeley and labor leaders to encourage voters to vote no on the recall. we're here this morning, united. >> east bay labor civic leaders environmentalist to speak with one voice that we are united against this wasteful partisan recall election. >> i proudly stand with gavin newsome today and through his entire 10 year. i stand with our brothers sisters in the labor movement. and i'm proud to vote no on the recall. when you vote no on this recall. you're voting no on eliminating a minimum wage. you areovoting no on taking away choice. you are voting no
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on taking away life saving health orders like wearing a mask. >> the deadline to register to vote online for the recall election is next monday. but you can register in person up to election day on september 14th. people can vote by mail or drop their ballots off at any one of the hundreds of drop boxes. some early voting begins september 4th. and state lawmakers have indefinitely postponed key oversight hearings on wildfire prevention and the employment development departments. those hearings allow lawmakers to question governor gavin newsom's administration and its handling of those issues. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala pressed lawmakers on the holdup. >> well, it's extremely troubling. republican assemblyman vince fong calling out his colleagues across the aisle for postponing oversight hearings into the newsom administration. an oversight hearing on wildfire prevention was scheduled for august. 18 after an npr investigation
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found cal fire had only completed 13% of wildfire prevention projects. the agency and governor had claimed to last year. no new date has been set. the chairman of the assembly budget committee that planned. the hearing says it will likely be rescheduled for later in the fall or winter to allow fire officials to focus on the numerous blazes burning across the state assemblyman. kevin kiley is a candidate in the recall running to replace governor gavin newsome. that's obviously just an they knew when they set the hearing that there's a good chance we would be you know, wildfires across the state. and so it is precisely at this time. >> when so many people are suffering our communities are being threatened that we need to actually have our government working and not, you refusing to work in order to help help the governor win an election. >> another oversight hearing. this one on the embattled employment development department was originally scheduled last week. then postponed to this past tuesday. it's now been postponed again because of scheduling conflicts in a statement chair of one of the 4 committees involved in the hearing assembly member when
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they got said in a statement, quote, it is imperative that we hold the bike and roll bipartisan and multi committee hearing on edd. this was not possible in august. my colleagues and i will return to sacramento in september to ensure that it is done. it's not like the legislature isn't having hearings. >> they're just not having hearings on these topics. and right now the jason does not want to provide us cancers and that is unacceptable and very frustrating in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. our coverage of the recall election continues on kron 4 dot com just scan the qr code on your screen will take you straight to our web page. >> where you can find the latest on the candidates and details on casting your ballot. time for a check of our forecast as we take a live look outside at sfo. still some haze floating overhead. kron 4. meteorologist chris rodriguez has the details in a recent. yeah. not that much of a marine layer presidency, those tunnels. and we're going to notice less and less of
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that low and high cloud cover in the coming days. >> because we're tracking a warming trend. impacting our coastal cities and our hottest inland valleys. let's take a look, though. at current conditions out there right now this year, a very hazy skies out there because of the nearby dixie and caldor fire. we are tracking the worst air quality for most of this year. it's that maroon color and very poor just to the northwest portions of this year there. but for us here in the bay area. we're tracking pretty good air quality along the coast and east bay shoreline specifically for those of you in parts of the south bay, but a little bit more hazy as you make your way in london to the east bay and north bay valleys. but we are keeping on radar for and that's where we're tracking. drier conditions and a warming trend as well. that is set to take place tomorrow and it's going to continue all weekend long. for those of you in this truckee warming up to 82 degrees or earning with a tease. for those of you at south lake tahoe by thursday
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and we're going to see widespread mid 80's this weekend as a warm up arrives. there just in time for your weekend forecast. but watch out with that smoke and haze those westerly in southwesterly breezes going to increase that poor air quality all weekend long. back to you soon thank basin. >> do you need a riot and how you can participate in google, self-driving car program. and more golden state stimulus checks are set to arrive in the mail for some californians. see if you qualify for one after the break.
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in the east bay a 12 year-old boy has died after a car. he was in was hit by a freight train in oakley. >> according to east contra, costa fire, the car collided with a train just before 1 o'clock. this afternoon the 19 year-old was taken to john muir medical center. a 12 year-old boy died in the crash. a second car in the area was also hit. but those passengers were not hurt. 3 other people were treated at the scene. now, here's a look at where this all happened on east cypress road in oakley not far from iron horse elementary school in delta this to middle school. people are police are asking people to avoid the area as there is an active scene at this point. we don't know what caused the crash, but we do have kron four's, michelle kingston on scene. she's gathering all the details and we'll have more information as soon as it comes here into the newsroom. the man that's improvement project aimed at bringing san francisco. its first rapid bus transit system is coming under
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fire. fox news host laura ingram describing it as a debacle on twitter. the venice corridor project is running nearly 3 years behind schedule and it's also around 37 million dollars over budget. the reasons behind the delays were recently examined in a civil grand jury in the report says the delays were caused by avoidable setbacks in replacing the sewer and water lines underneath the roadways and that the sfmta should've done a better job assessing what was underground before starting construction. a spokesperson for the transportation agency says they're trying to do better. >> we are actively working on incorporating those into our lessons learned for the other projects throughout the city. this project is about 78% complete. all the major underground sewer and water work has been completed. >> bus rapid transit service is expected to begin here on venice in planning for a similar project on geary is underway. happening today. the
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2021 grape harvest is underway in livermore. vintners have begun harvesting grapes. kron 4. sarah stinson takes us there. >> in today's harvest day in livermore valley there's over 50 wineries here that are picking their grapes and getting them ready to make their wine for the year. and we talked with winemakers to learn what makes their grapes so unique. >> it's really comes down to the soils in the weather. we have well-drained soils not overly fertile. so the vines tend to struggle a bit, which is what you want for quality wine and the weather. we're warm, but it cools off a lot at night. the first grapes were planted in livermore valley in the mid 1800's surviving the prohibition era before prohibition. we had more than 50 wineries here. >> after perdition only 2 survived not was and concannon. and then over the last many years we've been building back up to where we have more than 50 wineries here again in the valley,
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there are currently 4,000 acres of planted vineyards and these wineries are now surviving through a pandemic really tough time for the wineries here because we were shut down for several months. but. >> fans of the more dolly wine were really supportive and so we survived really with curbside pickup and online sales on each grape is handpicked at last vineyards. and so the workers were. >> in the rosehill point that clusters off the vine, bring them into these bins here and from there, we'll take it over the winery and turn it into >> speaking of wine, if you haven't stopped by a tasting room in the livermore valley. this is what you can expect. >> family your your tree like family. when you come to a tasting room. a lot of times it's the owner of the mining themselves were were there to greet you and it's it's just very friendly, very well. >> with the grapes bless the head to the press from the vineyards and these grapes could be turned into a wine from last see this vineyards. it could be on your table this thanksgiving for now reporting
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in livermore valley. sarah stinson kron 4 news. >> it's weather time as we take a live look outside from our mount tam camera in mill valley. no fog rolling in this shot just yet. we'll be seeing some very warm temperatures this weekend. the racetrack areas is here with more details risa. yes, the word cool and comfortable out there right now. sanaa's live look outside. not really tracking much of that marine layer of flynn's from the east bay over berkeley. it will arrive during the overnight hours a little bit. shallow still going to bring us some patchy coastal drizzle mainly along the san francisco peninsula for your thursday morning. but drier and clear conditions by thursday afternoon. >> and warmer temperatures as well. right now we're tracking a few degrees of below average daytime highs about 5 degrees below normal for most bay area cities, 63 degrees for downtown san francisco mid 70's for napa and santa rosa concord in the low 80's and palo alto currently in the low
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70's and overnight lows tonight mid to upper 50's a little bit cooler for those of you in santa rosa 49 degrees. but daytime highs tomorrow warming up 5 to 10 degrees from today. so we're actually going to be near average on thursday. low 70's for downtown san francisco mid 70's for oakland in hayward with the widespread upper 80's and low 90's as you make your way inland. santa rosa. 80 degrees livermore at 91. and we're going to continue with that warming trend friday all the way through saturday. that's when it's really going to peak little change on sunday. those that it is going to be a hot weekend. far inland valleys head to the beach for some relief. also not going to be as hazy as well near average temperatures arriving early this upcoming week. but even monday going to be a warm start for your upcoming work week as well. back to use thank embrace >> up next, this bear got away with someone that amazon package that ended up pretty disappointed with what was inside. we'll have that story next.
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a brazen bandit is busted on surveillance video in connecticut stealing an amazon package from a porch. this black bear moved in just minutes after the delivery driver dropped off the goods. now the homeowner says she got an alert that someone was at her front door when she saw the bear walking off with her package. now, analysts have been disappointed when it
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looked inside. it was only toilet paper. it's like the charm and bears the box was found dumped in a neighbor's yard. time now to check in with newsnation to see what the team in chicago is working on for tonight. tonight on that on the report. new air rescues in afghanistan amid outrage on both sides will look at the strong message from lawmakers to the president. >> and as the taliban calling the shots. now. here's leland vittert with a preview of on thanks, joe. the list of penalties grows for the unvaccinated companies hiking healthcare rate hospitals making those with the vaccine. >> a priority. well, the measures actually convince people to get the shot. that's coming up on ballots night followed by news nation prime. >> you can find newsnation on the channels listed here we'll details available on our website. kron 4 dot com. and don't worry. the news. doesn't end here. our coverage continues at the top of the hour on our kron on app. and
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