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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news, 4. >> good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news here on this tuesday october, the 19th reyna harvey thank you so much for waking up with us. and joining us this morning. it has been a really nice break. and what we saw in terms of weather over the past couple of months is really hot. warm now. we're finally cooling off even seen some rain out the i can't believe this. our meteorologists john trouble tracking that for us. so john, over the next couple of days. it looks like we might see even more moisture right. yeah. we're taking a little
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break today. and then tonight we work our way right back into it. so enjoy today's dry conditions because. >> honestly, this is the last consistently dry day that we have in the forecast for the rest of the forecast. that includes the rest of this week. this weekend and early next week to that storm doors opening wide and does not want to close after a does open up and we are okay with that as long as we don't see any of those negative impacts which crews are trying to get ahead of to make sure the any sort of excess water is made to go where it needs to go. you look outside this morning is showing you this clear view over berkeley. we are looking at a dry start to the fog free. start your morning as well. so get outside knowing that this morning is going to be an easy commute into work tomorrow morning around this time. you can anticipate some wet conditions on the road. so take advantage of these good conditions we've got today easy commute into work. good day for some areas are just the jog around the neighborhood. 40's and 50's for a lot of her current temperatures, although there's a fair share of 30's on the map this morning. that
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includes much of the north bay and we will see temperatures dropping into the upper 30's for areas like fairfield inn say alina expecting a few more of those upper 30's on this map to the course of the morning. fairfield. you're 12 degrees cooler than at the same point yesterday, half moon bay, 14 degrees down oakland in hayward. each down 8 degrees from the same time. 24 hours ago after such a cold start to the day we are going to be looking at a mild afternoon. most of our daytime highs in the 60's couple low 70's mixed in there overall, this is going to be a pleasant one ahead of the rain and even cooler weather around the corner which reyna all get to still to come. >> don, thank you so much for that. all right. let's get a look at traffic on this tuesday morning. not seeing any major issues or hot spots there as you're traveling from the east bay into the city. it's going to be a little under 10 minutes for your drive time there. let's head over get a look at the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. little under 14 for you to make that drive. and the richmond sandra fell bridge a little under 9
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minutes as you're heading out of richmond. let's check out the golden gate as you are commuting into the city. look at that clear skies, no major issues or delays. we'll have more on that coming up. but for now, let's get back to the news. we've been talking about it. the coming rain is parts of santa cruz and sonoma counties worried about possible flooding in areas burned by recent wildfires. santa cruz counties watching how the rain could impact the czu fires burn. scar. the santa rosa fire department is following suit. so they're monitoring how the rain could affect the glass fires burn scars. the county and the fire department urging people living in these areas to be prepared in the event a flash flooding as well as mudslides. meanwhile, containment is rolling on the strong to fire sunday's rain helped out firefighters near watsonville and santa cruz county. the fires a 148 acres and is 80% contained. no buildings were damaged. one firefighter did suffer minor injuries.
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>> the fire was a controlled burn that quickly spread and prompted evacuation warnings to nearby areas. those warnings have since been lifted. check out this video. you're looking at right here. the mess that was left behind after several suspects broke into a popular australian singer songwriters call friday and then held up at gunpoint when he tried to stop that clinton kaine says he was in the city with this team to film a video for his new album when all of this happened. and here in this exclusive video, witnesses caught suspects matching the description in the same get away. car later in that day in stolen luggage and bags out of their car. kron four's killer. zach has that story. >> shot we know was dyed 3 armed suspects when tony smash-and-grab spree in san francisco on friday. plaintiffs. then. >> we heard life gloss breaking and we were like 5 feet away from from the rental car that we had was trillion singer-songwriter clinton
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kaine says. >> he and his team just arrived in san francisco to film a documentary video for his new album coming out in december. he quickly stop for lunch near filbert in fillmore streets in cow hollow when the suspects put up to cain's rental car and shattered the windows once cain and his team realized what happened. they chased after the suspects but were stopped right in their tracks. the suspects pulled guns on them just like right. he. >> it's very new to my face. i like really want to risk anything and we were just on the ground my hands rise and they were saying like that. try anything dump or anything on cain says he was paralyzed with shock. >> once the suspects drove off. he quickly realized how much was taken and such a short amount of time. carving are going to have stolen. >> like $30,000 worth of camera equipment that's not even the worst thing. the worst thing is that like 3 days worth of content as far as the dock documentary for the album. those. because
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everything was on the memory cards and all that stuff is when the bags a witness shared this exclusive video with us on friday. >> saying the suspect seen in this black audi were breaking into cars near filbert and pierce streets just moments earlier. and then emptying out the storm mcgeachin banks keane confirms this is the same getaway car in seem suspects who robbed him and his crew but that those are definitely then jokingly cain said he's never coming back to san francisco. but in all seriousness, he said it's going to be very hard to come back here after what he's experienced. >> san francisco police say they are investigating this case and several others that may be connected in san francisco, taylor kron 4 news. >> a concert turned tragic at the chase center. one man fell to his death. 2 other concertgoers were injured in a separate fall. this all happened sunday night during the fis concert police. we're learning about a man who was injured in the arena. the first responders believe the man fell and he died from his injuries. police have not
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found any evidence of foul play. kron 4 spoke with one woman who was at that concert is what she had to say. >> there was a definite shift as that break when folks started to kind of notice. they're kind of like waves of whispers of like what's going on. i think it's going to be interesting to notice about the knees and just like sense them in a different way after kind of being in a space where there was an emergency and a tragedy. >> the other fall involved 2 victims. one man fell on another man and both were treated for their injuries. developing news in san francisco. 3 members of the san francisco board of education will face a recall election early next year. city officials announced the petition certified yesterday. the recall elections are for board members. alison collins gabrielle lopez and fogel are from for foam ugly. 4 fold got moliga. they're scheduled for february 15th 2022 now the recall election comes after some parents expressed
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frustration with the school board on a number of problems from in-person learning to the effort of renaming some schools and more. the election is expected to cost the district about 8 million dollars now, the school board president released a statement criticizing the election as wasteful because it is months before a general election. lopez says the money for the recall would be better used for critical resources. well, thousands of california parents hit the streets to protest the state's mask and vaccine mandate for students. they want to send a message to state and local leaders to the school walkout kron four's jonathan mccall takes a look at protests across california. >> a parent push back across the golden state on monday. we're going on 2 years now of all of this. it's getting exhausting parents pulling their pupils from classrooms to protest vaccine and mask requirements issued by governor gavin newsome in the
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process. they're hoping to teach a lesson of their own to leaders and getting that students take the vaccines. they can't, you participate in sports. >> they can't come to school. these are this is. it's case. some of these people can't take vaccines for health reasons. number one in napa. large crowds flooding streets armed with signs. many say. >> they refused to co-parent their kids with the government. a similar scene playing out in santa rosa, protesters there taking their message directly to sonoma county education leaders. and so we want to just make sure that they are aware. >> question to them is not going to affect us and our kids. our kids will still grow those still thrive will still learn in los angeles. parents were hoping their voices would save the children from these mandates. >> in sacramento. more than a 1000 people swarming outside of the state capitol grounds. >> student protesters who would be required to take the vaccine in order to attend
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class. now hoping that governor gavin newsome will hear their voices. >> in that. we should get the vaccine and that we think that if enough people come here hopefully make a difference earlier this month, california became the first state in america to require vaccines as part of a requirement to attend school. >> right now only students 12 to 17 or before the vaccines. >> but that mandate would go into effect when all students do become eligible, some parents say they're still plenty on known about the long-term impacts of the vaccine. >> there's been a lot of red lines crossed. and i think the mandate is the final red line. that was jonathan mccall reporting in the next 3 weeks. federal authorities are going discuss making smaller doses. >> available to children between the ages of 5.11 kron. 4 did reach out to several districts to see how the rallies impacted attendance
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the superintendent for the liberty union high school district told us principals reported and absence rate of about 15 to 20%. san francisco mayor london breed is trying a new approach to get more students to get vaccinated. she says anyone living in san francisco ages 12 to 17 who get their first dose of the vaccine are going to be entered into a drawing 10 winners are going to get a full four-year scholarship to san francisco state. don't miss your shot like hamilton. >> i'm not throwing away my shot well, go get your shots. go, get your vaccine. >> well, you'll have a chance to enter starting next monday. and you will have until november 13th to get the shot. children ages 12 to 17 are already vaccinated can still enter the draw and we have the rules of the draw or on our website at kron. 4 dot com. coming up on the kron 4 morning news to schools in the north. they were on lockdown because of a mountain lion. how officials were able to catch an.
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>> plus a mom accused of throwing teen parties is coming back to the bay. why the investigation into them is expanding to idaho. and the nation is mourning the loss of general colin powell. we're going to show you the legacy he left behind.
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>> california is reporting its driest year in nearly a century. each year. the western regional climate center measures, water levels between october 1st through the end of september. this year. the state total less than 12 inches of rain and snow. and that's about half the average last time the numbers were this low was back in 1924 right now. 87% of california's under an extreme drought. vice president kamala harris visited lake mead yesterday to get a briefing on the drought. the lake is the largest reservoir in the united states and is quickly heading away because of the drought. >> of all the western states. 90% of the western states are facing some level of drought. so when we look at what's happening here. we know this is about this lake, but it is about a region is about our nation. >> vice president pushing for more investments to fight climate change. they be part of the president's bipartisan infrastructure deal. howell
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back here at home, we are impacted by everything that's going on in terms of the dry conditions. but a silver lining in all of this. a meteorologist on travel talking about the rain. good morning, john hay. yes, of the drought obviously huge concern rain. it so that rain is definitely coming in handy. >> let's get a look at the drought conditions. really quick. it's been a minute since i've showed this to just because conditions out there have been so steadily bad. we are in the worst category of drought remaining across much of the bay area. there's only a couple of spots like on the peninsula that are still holding on to extreme drought. the second-worst category, the rest of us and that deep maroon and exceptional drought, as you saw just a second ago near lake mead there is drought extending into areas like nevada arizona as well as utah. all the way up into the pacific northwest and then into the rocky mountain region. so this is really something the entirety of the western us is in the midst of not just the west coast but areas as far east as the western great plains. the
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northern rockies through colorado as well. so this rain that we are talking in our forecast is super, super welcome. as for conditions right now skies are dry. a little bit of cloud cover overhead, but just a little bit as your key word here. cloud cover, generally increases later in the day as this cold front steers its way our direction from the north and west. this is going to drop temperatures eventually even further towards the end of this week. but really most noticeably what it's going to do for us is offer us more rainfall. it's time it all out for you. so during daytime hours today we do remain dry this is a very nice note. you can get outside today. take care of those errands ahead of the rainfall tonight rainfall really begins to push in. well past sunset towards 08:00pm some of our northern neighbors in northern marine and sonoma counties will begin to see some light showers. we'll have to wait until later for the rest of us to tap into mostly after 10:00pm tonight is when widespread light to moderate showers will arrive. and then after midnight, some of the most widespread of rainfall
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really settles on into the bay. that means tomorrow morning for early risers, which of course, are those of you watching right now. if you're up of 04:17am, are going to be the midst of some really wet conditions on roads. although today is a dry commute. tomorrow is not going to be that way by the time we do reach around one 15 pm tomorrow. still holding on to off and on showers wednesday is going to start very, very rainy during predawn hours and then off and on showers to carry us through the rest of your wednesday tomorrow. shower activity actually does continue through the evening wednesday and into thursday too. isolated pockets of heavy rainfall here and they're interspersed by dry conditions. but thursday lo4ks to be wet to now today, going to be quite the shift after tomorrow, though, we hold on to that rainfall. so here's wednesday advancing into thursday. look at this active pattern that continues friday morning. the potential of some heavy showers continue. we dry out late in the day, friday and saturday starts dry before
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saturday night. another push of rainfall makes its way. and in sunday bringing the potential of some of our heaviest of showers in this forecast on into monday morning. so each of your next few days after today is bringing that widespread rain potential today. a one to take advantage of some errands getting those out of the way. maybe a little bit of yard work before we really settle in with this wetter and cooler pattern just around the corner as for today's daytime highs. you can see on the map here that we are going to be in the midst of some comfortably, cool conditions. most of us settling into the mid to upper 60's, although there are some 70's on the map for sure. antioch at 71 novato. you'll be at 67 today. tomorrow's daytime highs right around the same as today is really not a big difference despite the increasing cloud cover. and of course those showers i just showed you thursday. we look at rainfall. friday will continue, especially with heavy rain during the morning. the rest of the day friday. we dry out saturday morning starts try before saturday night rainfall pushes back in
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sunday. we see evening rainfall again. setting us up for some heavy rain looking likely on into monday. reyna tom, thank you so much for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic right now. not seeing any major issues or delays. >> as you're traveling from the east bay into the city. a little under 10 minutes for your drive time there. the san mateo bridge and across towards the peninsula. you can make that drive in a little under 13, the richmond sandra fell commute as you head to richmond a little under 9 minutes as you're traveling and the golden gate bridge. we're looking at clear skies this morning to about 20 minutes as you're traveling. we'll have more on your weather and traffic. coming up. but for now, let's get back to the news. washington was brought to a standstill monday as they learned the news. a general, colin powell passing condolences poured in overnight from republicans and democrats alike, remembering his life of service. kellie meyer joins us live this morning to share some of those tributes. good morning, kelly.
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>> good that's right. current and former presidents republicans and democrats, as you mentioned and leaders both at home and abroad. all have something to say about the late statesman. >> this morning. washington is remembering the life of general colin powell not only a dear friend. the patriots. >> one of our great military leaders animal. we will be, he says. >> president joe biden speaking at the white house monday reflected on the retired 4 star generals impact. this is a guy born son of immigrants. >> in new york city raised in harlem. the south bronx he rose to the highest ranks. only the military but also in areas of foreign policy and statecraft. >> powell advised 4 presidents. one of them former president george w bush who said in a statement he was such a favorite of presidents that he earned the presidential medal of freedom twice. powell made history as the first black secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, secretary of state antony blinken says pao's reputation
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ran across the globe surgery. palos beloved here at state department's history. >> and our embassies and consulates around the world. >> both blanket and defense secretary lloyd austin say powell was a mentor to them. he always made time for me. >> and i can always go to him with tough issues. he always had great council. >> powell died at the age of 84 due to complications from covid-19. his family says he was fully vaccinated, but he was also battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that weakens the immune system. president biden says pal's death doesn't mean the vaccines are working. wasn't that you've got graduations are good. >> to a very serious underlying condition. unfortunately, didn't work >> president biden has ordered all federal flags to be flown at half-staff through friday in honor of general powell reporting live here from washington. i'm kelly meyer. thank you for that. kelli general powell is absolutely a trailblazer. thank you for that report. well, coming up
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next on the kron 00:00am morning news. we're going to take a look at california's vaccine rate for state workers. why new data suggest mandates aren't doing much to raise will have that we get back from break.
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>> well in national news, former president trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of white house records to the congressional committee investigating the january 6 attack on the capitol. trump
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is claiming what's commonly referred to as executive privilege. but it's never been used by former president to block access to white house records. the lawsuit is a direct challenge to president biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege and allow the committee access. trump administration records. trump is also asking aides a former aides to not testify, but the committee might try to force his hand by holding him in contempt as soon as today. the justice department formally asked the supreme court to block texas controversial abortion ban n% while legal challenges play out the law bars. women from getting abortions after 6 weeks. that is before many women even realize they're pregnant. the justice department calls the law clearly unconstitutional arguing that keeping it in effect would cause harm to thousands of women in the state. the court is requesting a response from texas by noon this thursday. we'll take a look at this fish and game captured this mountain lion near old at park. this is an
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update to a story we first brought you as breaking news yesterday morning. the big cat forced 2 middle schools to go into lockdown. look how big he is as officials search for that animal after the mountain lion was captured, the lockdowns were lifted. the animal had a tracking collar and it was unknown to the fish and game department. the mountain lion was taken to a wildlife refuge to be evaluated and wildlife officials hope to release it back into the wild soon. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news some school buses in the east bay aren't running right now. why school officials say the service have to be suspended. we'll have that story when we come back. the
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welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news. hopefully you slept well and you are waking up and feeling good about yourself because you should because you're awesome. i'm reyna harvey. thank you so much for joining us. waking up was with us this morning. so our meteorologists john tribal has some really great news for us in terms of the weather department, john, you're also telling people at home, this is the day that they need to get out, get things done and so i'm going to the same. yes, that is super smart today. rain. they get the aarons de get the walk around lake merritt. i know a lot of us enjoy that. >> it is going to be a good day to just take

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