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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> and tonight we're tracking the rain hitting the bay area spend fall on all day long. you're looking live at radar and you can see it really is making for a wet evening commute for a lot of people. thank you for joining us tonight at 5 o'clock. i'm catherine i'm jonathan mccall. grant and vicki both have the night off the rain. always a welcome sight for us here in the bay area. >> take a live look at the bay area. bridges tonight as folks
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head home this monday evening, things looking pretty smooth out on the roadways. but obviously the roads are still a little slick. so make sure you give yourself some extra time as you head out and about this monday evening and meteorologists dave spahr has been very busy and so they this is not the only rain we're going to get. >> within what the next 3 to 4 there's one of the little wave that watch. but then after that, it's pretty much over just left over with the drizzle. >> and some very light rain showers with that timing was pretty good, though. we have most of it as you said this afternoon. we check in the radar to see what's going on. here's the big view because i want to mention something real quick. this is actually later this week. so more rain is yet to come. after we're done with this little program focusing in on right now. this is what we had this afternoon. late this afternoon. nice. little batch giving us about a quarter. it's up to about a half of an inch of rain, depending on your location over the whole afternoon now. so that's good news. compared to that of the sunday we're kidding inches within the afternoon hours. so this of the system could absorb and
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take right now. looks like the most intense rain. if you want to call it that in the east bay hills. for now extending up to solano county. what also point out our winds. they're pretty much due south. now that tells you were in the same kind of situation as before for a winter type storm system. we're not seeing a flip with the winds. do northwesterly. they're coming in from the south. so this is a mild air mass here. it means the snow being deposit in the mountains, not so grand. and obviously our local hills or not. they get anything from this all or its excessive system as we get later in the week. here's a beauty shot coming in the golden gate. you do still have kind of reduced. visibility is a little bit. but i think that major fog is not to start developing until we get later tonight after that last shoe falls. so looking ahead. let's plan on some showers developing in the light rain intensifying a little bit by the time we get to 7 8 o'clock out that point. now it's going to become more of a drizzle and light rain shower. catherine. >> all right. thank you very much. talk to you soon. and kron 4 can help you as always. stay up to date on the latest
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weather in your neighborhood. you can use the camera on your phone to scan that qr code. it will take you right to our kron. 4 mobile app and you'll find things like current conditions live radar and the latest forecasts. kron 4 staying on top of a developing story tonight. right now gilroy police still searching for clues into a deadly weekend shooting. >> that happened at a city council members home at a party over the weekend. >> and kron four's. rob fladeboe. he's got the latest on the story, including the identity of the man who died. >> has he paid his respects to a friend shot and killed at a halloween party late saturday night. you are resident. make huerta said he was headed for the party to but decided not to go with the last minute. >> i just saw a lot of people that i do were up to no good so i just mean my friend thought it wasn't a good idea to come. >> the victim is identified by his family on a go fund me campaign as 19 year-old michael daniels una going see
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us of gilroy. police were called to this home on loss on drive. >> where neighbors said a loud party was being held. the other victims are ages 17 to 19 gilroy police have made one arrest so far. he is identified as 19 year-old benjamin david colder room of gilroy made huerta heard. there was some kind of argument. >> we did not involve his friend. he says. >> i have no idea. honestly, i don't know. i just i just know that people started shooting and he got caught in the middle of it. that's all i know. the home with a party in shooting occurred belongs to gilroy city council member rebecca armand heiress. it's not clear if armand heiress was home at the time of the shooting. she declined to comment citing the ongoing investigation. the other victims remain hospitalized to which with what were initially described as life threatening injuries. >> if i happen to stay at the party when with it when it happened, feel like you could have been me or my friends or
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anyone else in the party. in a statement gilroy mayor mary blankley wrote in part, quote. >> this is yet another senseless tragedy from which our community is left dumbfounded feeling helpless as to how to keep our families and loved ones safe light will be shed as the investigation unfolds in gilroy, rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> we know to head to the north bay where marin counties indoor mask mandate has now been lifted for anyone who can show proof of covid-19 vaccinations. the mandate has been in place since august. but officials say it is now time to ease restrictions because more than 80% of the folks in marin county are now vaccinated against covid-19 hospitalizations are the lowest that they've been in months in the county says it has seen moderate spread-of the virus for more than 3 weeks. >> the change in this mandate is a sign of how we in public health hope to approach the remainder of the pandemic response and recovery. using fewer mandates and laws and
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more offering recommendations and policy supports to remove barriers to making healthy choices. >> doctor willett says even though the mandate has been lifted. he is worried about a possible covid-19 surge during the winter months and is encouraging folks to voluntarily wear mask in high-risk places and starting today, folks who work in small confined businesses in contra, costa county will either have to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly covid-19 test. the county has now made it a part of a requirement to work there as it tries to drive down covid-19 cases. those businesses include gyms dance studios and yoga studios where people are close to each other in brief heavily. >> starting today. all san francisco city workers who have been able to work remotely. they are expected to be back in the office at least 2 days a week. this is also the deadline for them to show they are fully vaccinated or teey face the possibility of being fired. that's if they
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haven't been granted a religious or medical exemption kron four's. maureen kelly reports that the biggest group of holdouts, our muni drivers. but this morning. >> we had about a 110 transit operators who are allowed to show up for work either because they are not vaccinated or because they're going through a reasonable accommodation request process. the director of the sfmta says anticipating this labor shortage. they've made temporary cuts. >> to what's called short lines which normally beef up service on high-frequency routes. the one california and 14 rapid on weekdays and the 30 stockton 49 van ness lines on weekends. jeffrey tumlin says so far the impact has been minimal. we notice some problems earlier this morning on the one california. >> and we were able to direct additional service to serve passengers on the one we're doing similar work throughout the all day today and hopefully by the end of the week, things will have
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stabilized drivers are the largest classification of the roughly 2%. >> of the city's workforce that are still holding out or waiting to see if they will get a religious or medical exemption. those who are seeking an exemption or are denied one and continue to refuse to get vaccinated will then go through a separation hearing. carol. i son is the human resources director for the city and county of san francisco we have no interest or desire to want to separate city employees. we want everybody to stay and we're doing everything we can to talk to every city employee individually and we hope that we don't have to separate anybody. in the end, the city's hr director says in her estimation with nearly 98% of 35,000 city employees vaccinated. >> there are no major impacts to city services. she admits they will have some staffing issues but says they're working to quickly fill the gaps in places such as the sheriff's office. >> fire and police departments and other city agencies. but none that are going to slow the city down. maureen kelly
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kron 4 news researchers have come up with several vaccines for covid-19 in record time. >> and now those jabs in the arms are our main source of protection. but scientists across the globe are continuing to research in to determine what comes next. and we have some idea stanford researchers say the answer might be a vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. >> kron four's. dan kerman joins us live tonight with details on that. and and that sounds convenient to at least at first glance. >> it absolutely a lot more convenient. as you know, we talk about the flu shot all the time. in addition to just the shot. there is also a nasal spray for the flu vaccine as well. this is just carrying on in that same general idea of using a spray. but in this case with covid, they say it really targets where the vaccine needs to go. >> well. a few shots in the arm of become common practice in protecting people against covid-19 researchers at stanford university are working on a potential game
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changer. a covid-19 vaccine in the form of a nasal spray or we can. >> delivering dna that belongs to the spike protein off the virus of the covid virus directly to the line and all the respect right. you know, so something knows the names of firearms at the back of them owns the truck he lebron kai all the way down into the lungs. 2 immunize the cells that line the this not only is this more efficient in that mobilizes the army in the body quicker to fight covid-19. but the hope is he can help prevent future infections as well. so you walking around, you know, instead of. >> picking it up from someone who hasn't been and props. this in theory would lessen the chance of you. you have to pick up. because because those
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receptors are researchers got this idea of a covid nasal spray while working on brain cancer treatments. so far studies have been conducted on mice but clinical trials may not be too far down the line. >> there's going to be a sudden in another 6 months actively if you need up with that. and industry is a big how long the facilities for a bill that. >> now we can also tell you that researchers are saying that this really should be helpful because these are more user friendly vaccines because they're a nasal spray and really could provide extra help for developing countries that so far have been unable to get their hands on the current vaccines reporting live. dan kerman kron 4 news. still to come tonight here on kron. 4 news at 5, a major airline disruption. >> american airlines forced to cancel more than a 1000 flights this weekend leaving some folks waiting to get home. we're learning more details about what's
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triggering those cancellations. and we have a warning for parents. the study that found harmful chemicals in some baby toys. >> and kron 4 continuing to track rain across the bay area this monday evening. we'll let you know when the next chance of showers could pop up. >> kron 4 meteorologist dave spahr coming back in just a spahr coming back in just a moment. when a truck hit my car, spahr coming back in just a mthe insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
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as rain continuing to. >> move across parts of the bay area. the clouds still here as well. but it was nice to get a kind of a repeat of some of the rain that we saw last week as well. and then it's being a little bit, but meteorologists dave spahr is here but not for long. no more coming that we more upstream. but this was a good type of beneficial rain. so the nws was calling it, which is probably good term here says not too much cause flooding and all that. no statements from the national weather service. so it's stuff like this. this keeps up. >> and that's really good news. more to come. yes, even in this 10 day forecast really now in the immediate future. ucl patch of rain out to see here. that's going to be probably into the later evening hours before we go turning it off to more of a light rain and shower kind of mixture right now. the most intensity is up there to contra costa county extending off the solano county upstream, though. that's what we expect to settle in later today. ok, watching future cast. this goes by quickly because i want to show you what's going to happen later in the week. so to play it pay close attention whack. it moves on through now is to
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work on the clearing job. that's a little slow. it takes it to tomorrow afternoon. we fund the clear this out. we're going to kind of the clear mode but not for long. as we get into wednesday afternoon evening so we can get home after noon commute on wednesday looks pretty cool by 9 o'clock here comes this guys a lot quicker than its predecessor of today is whack goes right on through during the nightly hours for your morning commute by thursday should be waiting with light rain and drizzle. by that point. but with this rain in place now we get kind of that radiation fog. it's a little different than what you see from pictures of the golden gate. this is because of all the surface moisture when the sun sets, it's going to produce some local fog just about everywhere, as you can see. so a bit of caution tomorrow morning. if you're really early morning riser going out the sun joins us here of a little fog that might greet you. coming up a little bit. we'll take a look at some of those longer range forecast models because there's more than just thursday coming upstream. catherine. >> all right, david, thank you very happening tomorrow, the walnut creek a city council is going to consider banning the
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sale of flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes. if passed businesses would have 5 months before that laws enforced earlier this year. contra costa county restricted the sale of flavored tobacco and unincorporated parts of the county. >> us health and human services secretary xavier becerra making his first appearance back here in the golden state since being appointed by president joe biden to the position the sarah was helping covered california kickoff. it's open enrollment period today in sacramento, kron four's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has that story. >> health care in america should be a right. >> not a privilege. us health and human services via the set going words from his boss, president joe biden to help launch covered california's open enrollment, period and remind californians it's time to sign up for health insurance. the program is the state's insurance marketplace for those without a group plan but said i noted with help
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from biden's american rescue plan premiums this year are lower covered. california was created by the 2010 affordable care act which they said i defended in court when he was california's attorney general and it's the program he now oversees 4 americans are getting. >> health insurance coverage as a result of the affordable care act. and here covered california today. we have over 12 million americans. who have insurance, medical insurance because of the work done under the affordable care act as covid-19 continues to be a concern for state and federal leaders. many private health insurers are no longer waving out of pocket costs for covid-19 treatment. but is it a says the biden administration will continue to support testing and we will not stop our efforts. >> to try to defeat covid and as we've seen co, it's it's a real rascal and this delta variant has made things very difficult. so we're going to on the watch. we're going to be working with our partners and we will do everything we can.
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>> in his new or position. is the first latino us health and human services secretary. he said his department is boosting outreach in numerous languages and working on expanding access to health services to all regardless of immigration status as is hoping that at some point we can say. >> that health care is a right that everybody can exercise the president has also presented a plan for the reform of our broken immigration system to make sure that we're treating everyone the right way and ice. i hope that we can continue to say under president biden's watches that we will continue to see more affordable care for more people in this country. >> in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. i didn't i hope community near lake merritt is ready to house the homeless and city of oakland opening up its first large scale tiny home village today, the support of shelter project located at the corner of east 12th street and lake mary boulevard. the land had been vacant for a number of years. that was until 2018 when a homeless encampment grew
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there. now instead of tents. there are single occupancy pallet shelters in place. they have electricity to provide heat and the city is also bringing in portable waters for showers and toilets. the village will also include wrap around support services including health care and housing navigation for the folks who live there. >> this will be a partnership with the city with my office, with our service providers as well. as the community neighbors businesses. the faith community and others. this is a project that is working to get people into transitional and permanent housing. so we will be helping residents on a case by case basis to make sure that they will be on a path to the >> the city teaming up with the nonprofit housing consortium of the east bay as well as unsheltered community leaders and advocates to make this village possible. it's meant to house up to 65 homeless residents. >> happening now, the u.s.
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capitol christmas tree is in the bay area. you're looking at a photo there of the tree as it was crossing the golden gate bridge this morning. it is nicknamed sugar bear. it was on display in vallejo this afternoon. it is now heading to dixon as it tour the u.s. on its way to washington, dc the christmas tree is an 84 foot white fir. it's from the 6 rivers national forest and willow creek and it is the first time in a decade that the capitol christmas tree is coming from california and is set to arrive in dc november. 19th. interesting name for sugar. brown like >> still to come, tonight, the niners get a much needed win on the road beating the chicago bears after a messy start, kate rooney will join us in a little bit to talk more about what we can expect from the team moving forward. >> several airlines are struggling with staffing shortages. mass flight cancellations will explain how that could affect your holiday travel and what you need to do
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to prepare.
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>> american airlines is trying to recover after more than a 1000 flights were canceled over just the last few days by this afternoon. the airline had cancel more than 400 flights across the country. this is the 4th straight day of major disruptions for american sunday alone more than a 1000 flights were canceled. an american is saying it hopes to fix things
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by a hiring. more flight attendants, more pilots and reservation agents. the airline encouraged thousands of workers remember to quit last year when air travel collapsed during the pandemic, but then was caught short-handed when travel began to bounce back this year. all of that means it's a pretty nervous time for air travelers. this holiday season. so the big question is what should you do if your flight is unexpectedly canceled, as has been the case in at least 2 major incidents. >> kron four's haaziq has some advice from an air travel expert. >> over 1600 american airlines flights were canceled over the halloween holiday weekend last month the nation's largest domestic airline southwest canceled 2000 flights the reported problems for the 2 major cancellation events include whether staff shortages and issues with air traffic control. if this flight cancellation trend
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continues as we approach the busy thanksgiving holiday travel season. >> what's the forecast for travelers? best advice. maybe start with the bat backup plan in case something goes wrong because these and seemed to come a bit on unforeseen however, other then booking a second flight on a different airline. >> which will come with that additional expense. what's the backup plan for the last minute notification that your thanksgiving holiday flight has been canceled aaa spokesperson sergio avila goes over some of the options. >> maybe a contingency plan. if i have a connecting flight and then for some reason get stuck do i know people in the where might i stay if something happens during my trip travel. experts recommend that when you land for your connecting flight 2 already have a hotel rooms booked just in case there's a major delay or the flight is canceled me just having those thoughts trying to plant some of that out like i said, could help alleviate some of the stress. if you're caught in some of
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the situations like that. but i guess you can also yeah, that is im sure there's going to be plenty of people who either decide to stay home or just drive to their destination. the of the road trip has been the most popular form of travel this entire year. we absolutely expect that to continue. >> as we get into the busy holiday travel season. as mud you kron 4 news. >> next. at 5.30 president biden news at a climate summit in scotland. meantime, back in washington. his climate initiatives are the subject of debate. we'll have details on his trip and the hurdles his build back better plan is still facing and a disturbing new report reveals chemicals found in certain fast food restaurant chains. you might want to avoid and of course, we're tracking the rain hitting the bay area today. how long it is supposed to last before another storm moves in.
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i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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welcome to this world. you have some big shoes to fill. people will tell you what to eat. everyone will have an opinion. and, yes, there will be tears. lots of new introductions. sleepless nights. that's normal. okay. so many new toys. it's not going to be easy. but, together, we got this. kaiser permanente. thrive >> now at 5.30. we have been tracking the rain hitting the bay area. you're looking at the radar live, mostly. concentrated in the east bay right now. >> meteorologist dave spahr here tonight with look at just how much rain we're getting right now have gotten today. and if more still on the way for the evening hours.

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