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>> he's going to prey on your weakness, like you both lost your husbands, and he knew it. >> you got it from these ladies, you got it from dr. phil. your son is feeling the frustration, he wants to help you. and i know your son loves you, but he's probably so stressed out. i never yelled at my mother until this, and it hurt me deeply as a son that she would believe some guy over me. >> thank you for sharing what i need to do. the one thing i need to do is to forget about shaun. ♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> now at 5, the bay area still shaking a little bit
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after a 3.9 magnitude earthquake in san ramon late this morning. it's been followed by a series of aftershocks. the latest happening just about an hour ago. good evening. welcome in to kron 4 news at 5 o'clock. i'm grant lotus and i'm liviakis. yes. so far we have felt for significant aftershocks. it more than a dozen not in all so far centered near san ramon and danville. and take a look. first earthquake hit. >> at this morning. and it was 3.9. then 3 minutes later, an aftershock of 2.6. and then 1158 another one, this time. a 3 point. oh, and the latest one just about an hour ago at 4. oh, one that was 2.8 magnitude kron four's dan thorn has been in danville all afternoon. he joins us now live. so. >> dad, what you've been feeling. >> well, of course we felt the shaking just like everybody did down earlier today and throughout the east bay.
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people have been feeling it. but where iear where the epicenter is. according to the usgs where that 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck just before noon. we spoke with some residents in the area here were a little bit more freaked out and others about the jolting. but they're thankful that this wasn't the big one. >> a small earthquake rattles the east bay. the quick shake or catching the attention of many like matt danny seo who was practicing a speech on camera. the united states geological service says the 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck just before noon wednesday. the epicenter was right here on saint norbert and conway drives in danville pretty lasted for about 5 seconds and it felt like a godzilla just steps and so are living the certainly the biggest other residents reported a to experience the quick jolt which was followed by a pair of aftershocks. some big bang short very short lived. but the rattle things in the house.
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>> i was by was going head to the dining table get under it. but it was so short. figured. okay. i guess we'll survive. >> earthquakes even small ones often bring preparedness to top of mind for those who do not have emergency to go bags ready. >> this might be a wake-up call. i'm never prepared for situations like this. but now i'm now i will be probably in the future. >> usgs seismologist doctor lucy jones says the unpredictability of earthquakes is what can spark panic, especially in the bay area. the earthquake can happen at any time. at some point it will. >> and that's actually part of what makes the earthquakes frightening. if we knew when they were coming. we be less scared of thought. some residents tell us earthquakes are simply just part of living here. california get used to it. i i just hope i'm not here for the big one. whenever it comes. >> but the usgs tells us quakes have been happening in
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the calaveras fault area, which is one of the main focus here in the bay area, which is a part of the san andreas fault. we've become familiar with the earthquakes out here in the bay area. thankfully, these have been now small shakers. and again, we have no reports of any damage or injuries reporting live in danville. dan thorn kron 4 news, thank you. day. i do not want that big one. but. >> they always say it could be right around the corner. you can always stay connected with the latest details whenever a quake does strike in the bay area regardless of the size you scan this qr code will take you right to our website. you can find information on things like building your emergency to go bag. details on the shake alert at this and many more resources are on kron. 4 dot com. turning now to another big story. our coronavirus coverage today marks 2 years since many health experts. believe the first covid case started to spread in china. a study found the first case likely started
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spreading on november 17th 2019. the first confirmed american case was a washington state man diagnosed in january of 2020, the first u.s. death from covid-19 was a woman in santa clara county. she died of feb in february of last year. health experts believe the virus was likely spreading throughout the u.s. well before that and with the holidays fast approaching and covid cases rising again. san francisco public health officials are sounding the alarm. other letting people know that while it's ok to gather this year. steps have to be taken to protect yourself and others kron four's dan kerman. he is alive in san francisco with details what they're saying. dan. >> that's right. a big difference this year compared to last. remember last year we were told not to gather to stay in our house does keep among ourselves. this year. people being encouraged to gather. but city officials are saying if you're going to do it, you have to make sure you're protected and you
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protect the ones around you. >> hopefully we won't see anything like we saw last month's winter cautious optimism from san francisco, public health director doctor grant colfax about what's in store as the holidays approach. this despite the fact that the city has seen an uptick in covid-19 cases since halloween similar to what we saw in 2020. i think combination of. >> cooler weather. people going in government by the people receiving direct tv. it's really a of those factors is resulting in increase that we've seen so far. >> that increase in cases could lead to an increase in hospitalizations, especially among those most at risk. that's why colfax is urging residents to protect themselves immediately getting vaccinated in getting mister are key to protecting yourself and others from, you know, the worst outcomes and
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>> certainly help us once a these circumstances colfax has 80% of san francisco residents aged 5 and above are fully vaccinated, which is good. but he says protection wanes after 6 months, which is why san francisco was one of the first jurisdictions. >> to open boosters to anyone, 18 years of age and older. but so far only a 138,000 san franciscans have gotten the booster and less than half of eligible seniors have gotten it. we need many more san franciscans to. >> boosters to keep cases down and avoid the worst of the surge. so are key tool. in addition to getting those initial vaccine doses into arms. >> now we're finding as we get closer and closer to thanksgiving. it's getting harder and harder to find vaccine appointments city officials say to check their website. look at all of their providers and keep in mind some of those providers allow drop ins without appointment.
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live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you, dan. and be sure to stick around because coming up. >> around 5.45, will be speaking to ucsf infectious disease expert doctor monica gandhi about kids and vaccines that just the covid shot also about how we need to start rethinking how we treat covid cases and masks as the pandemic winds down again, that's in the 5.30 half hour. >> to the south bay. now a san jose man is finally out of the hospital after believe it or not, fighting covid for 9 months now. he has started the long and slow journey of getting his life. a 31 year-old noah davis he returned to the santa clara valley medical center today to begin his physical rehabilitation. he was greeted by the nurses and the doctors who cared for him for 9 months while he fought covid-19 contracted the virus back in february. and at first he tried to fight through from home. but his health deteriorated quickly, his blood oxygen level dropped to
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a dangerously low level. so he was put into a medically induced coma for 8 weeks. and when he woke up, he couldn't walk couldn't breathe or move his left arm. he says that the ordeal was terrifying. >> waking up not knowing that 2 months passed and. you know, i was really scared. so waking up. my arm to that move my legs. and that move. i was too weak. we're all hopeful that will continue make improvements in terms of standing in. >> we don't know what the future holds, brief walking and maybe being able to get to a point where he could. >> eventually be out of a wheelchair with ongoing therapy. >> i know hopes to walk again and breathe. normally things he says he's to take for granted. he's also thankful for the hard work of his nurses and doctors see has now received 2 doses of the pfizer vaccine says he's going to do everything possible to avoid ever having to go through this again and stay with kron 4 for the latest covid information that includes finding the vaccine for your kids. you can scan the qr code on your
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screen there and you'll be directed to the special section on our website that to kron 4 dot com. in san jose. some city leaders and environmentalists are celebrating a vote that they say will protect coyote valley from urban development kron four's. rob fladeboe has been following this story for us. he is live in san jose tonight with the latest. good evening, rob. >> good evening, grant and vicki. that's right. you know, instead warehouses and other industrial development. the decision by the center of the city council pretty much guarantees that to the only thing that's going to occur in fields and land like this one along highway one. oh, one in far south san jose is exactly what we see here today. farming and open space. here's more. >> san jose mayor sam liccardo in green foothills. executive director megan fluke were among those celebrating last night's historic city council vote to keep coyote valley as open space today. >> we honor our past. and we
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celebrate a new future. a new future for katie valley. for our region. and for children and their progeny. >> the city council voted unanimously to rezone hundreds of acres of the pristine valley from industrial use to agricultural and open space for farming and wildlife environmentalists hailed the decision as a victory in the battle of climate change, protecting and restoring coyote valley as natural infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make to build climate resilience in the region. >> that helps both people and nature adapt to the effects of climate change. >> the decision block the proposed construction of some huge amazon style warehouses here contending that rezoning the land is not a permanent solution and that property owners deserve fair compensation for their land is attorney chuck reed. >> if you don't control the property by only the developer
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rights, then subject to change my future council. 10 years from now we could be back in for the city council. approving development. those are the shifting winds of politics as we've seen in valley for a long, long time. and so if you want it to be permanent. if you want to open space to last for generations. you need to own the property. >> containing most of the farmland left in santa clara county coyote valley is also critical to the valleys drinking water supply a crossroads for migrating wildlife and the homeland of indigenous peoples. >> it appears to be true what they're saying. we're living in a time of great change a time when social racial and environmental justice truly matter. >> now the property owners also unsuccessfully argued that at least seeing this land for farming is just not to economically viable these days. what is likely to happen is that the land may
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eventually be bought by government and other entities. and that turned into more open space parks, recreation and the like. the real question is whether buyers will offer a property owners. what they think is a fair market value for the land. live in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news beautiful out there. rob. >> coming up, we're going to check in with both sfo and oakland airport to see just how they're preparing for the holiday season and the tips they have for you. if you're one of those cut the skies also coming up, the disturbing also coming up, the disturbing new trend of drug after my car accident, also coming up, the disturbing new treni wondered what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. is your accident case worth more than insurance offered? call the barnes firm now to find out. you might be surprised. (background talking and laughing) ♪ ♪ (child) ...some people just go there immediately... at kaiser permanente, your entire care team is connected.
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>> air travel is holiday season is expected to resemble prepandemic levels. oakland international airport. expecting twice as many passengers. this thanksgiving weekend compared to last year stands to reason with the vaccines here now kron four's, phillipe djegal spoke with travelers who say they feel safe getting on planes. >> some 170,000 passengers are expected to travel oakland international airport next week. assign travelers are gaining confidence in air travel safety as more people are getting vaccinated against covid-19 more regularly, tested vaccinated. the protocol is pretty solid. if you are not fully vaccinated and must travel the centers for disease control and prevention says you should get tested both before and after your trip. >> the oakland airport makes testing available on site. i
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got a couple to this past month in. >> they've all come back negative just kind trying to stay on that during thanksgiving weekend. the airport is expecting 80% of the passenger traffic. it's all during thanksgiving weekend back in 2019 the agent. that means a lot to me. really happy to see my clients on the road before morning, a flight back to texas. jerry brown says increased air travel is good for the economy and more out. it's been a struggle. we probably have 50% less business than we did a year or 2 years about. >> but it's coming up every month we see big rate increase in the numbers. >> and events like the holidays are always very helpful. just remember to arrive early for your flight and allow for extra time finding parking overall, the transportation security administration or tsa expects to screen about 20 million passengers during the holiday next week. >> in oakland police to ball run for that oakland sfo also
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getting ready for a busy holiday travel season. executive said there say they're anticipating an uptick. >> in passengers both coming and going, especially now is international. travel is allowed sfo spokesperson doug yakel says it was some of the pandemic restrictions still in place. he has some tips for travelers. >> that spent us up on the past year and a half and probably a took a lot less time to get through the process. imagine what it was like in give yourself that kind of time. give yourself a good 2 hours for a domestic flight 3 hours for an international flight if you're getting a covid test before boarding your international flight. remember the budget additional time for that as well. that's the ultimate luxury. otherwise understand that of face masks are still required for air travel. there's a lot of walks of life where they're no longer required. but any time you're at our airport. or on board an aircraft. you still got to wear that face mask. >> sfo spokesperson. doug yakel their ads. they predict passenger counts will continue to increase, especially as
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more and more travelers i eat children become vaccinated. >> all right. let's turn to our 4 zone forecast now for a moment as we get this live look outside at downtown san francisco twilight. there. beautiful. >> yeah. lovely shot. you see the bay bridge show lit up the ac market street all lit up in the sales forced out standing out. our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here, talked earthquakes. now we have some weather. yes, beautiful day is quick is there such a thing? no, there's no such thing. but yet not looks like we're going to be in for some changes. guys. we've got some. >> rain and a shake things up around here. maybe in the next couple of days outside right now that beautiful sunset out there this evening. look at the colors in the atmosphere is the sun setting on the bay area. more clouds on the way overnight tonight. right now, scan your skies. no rain to worry about just yet. but just lurking off the coastline. get this guy out here. you can see it's just going to wrap around not a ton of moisture with it. but this is off the coast and slowly working its way for the
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western half the united states. and here we go. talk about a chance of rain returning to the bay area. now, today we had a gorgeous day. high pressure overhead that ridge of high pressure going start to kick to the south and the east. and that's going allow the approach of this system as we get towards tomorrow afternoon. so there's even a possibility we could get into couple raindrops late. the day tomorrow. timing out for you. one of our forecast models. you see a lot of clouds gathering overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. staying dry for the early morning commute by the afternoon, things change a bit. you start to see a couple of pop-up showers, especially in the north bay and then by 8 o'clock in the evening is still a couple pop-up showers really not much across the rest. the bay area just lot of clouds and some much cooler temperatures and then overnight thursday night into friday because the drop in 8 o'clock in the morning on friday. you can see a few light showers in the north bay again, this not a big atmospheric river event. that's going to be some very light showers popping up around the bay area. but the best chance we've had for any raindrops at all in the past week or so. so with that in mind, you've got a lot of clouds outside the
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temperatures really going to take a hit tomorrow. we're done with the 70's were done with the upper 60's, even we're talking upper 50's and some low 60's get ready. it's going to feel cool outside going to feel the season. that's for sure. guys, back to you. thanks, lawrence. we're continuing to follow the deadly shooting that we brought you as breaking news last night at 5 o'clock. san francisco police investigating a homicide near 3rd street and lasalle avenue in san francisco's bayview. >> it was about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon when officers found a 19 year-old victim suffering from gunshot wounds. that man was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries. no arrests have been made in the victim has not been identified anybody with information about this shooting is asked to contact the sfpd to the north bay where the marin county sheriff's office tweeted out this video of 2 men stopping in stealing the catalytic converter from this toyota prius and then leaving just under 2 minutes happened in the lucas valley community in marine county. if you
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recognize the men or the vehicle you're asked to contact the marin county sheriff's office. >> san mateo county has approved more than $200,000 for a gun buyback program. that program will also get money from the sheriff's office and a local community group. all of that cash is going to pay for a series of gun buyback events through the year 2023 people will get a $100 for each handgun or shotgun. they turned in and $200 for each assault rifle. and that first event is set for december 11th. and how the pandemic is just how many children are getting other important vaccine slight. >> for the measles. >> and many businesses in chinatown are thinking about just giving up and closing for good in the wake of recent brazen smash-and-grab robberies.
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>> san francisco thieves steal $250,000 worth of jewelry from a store in chinatown. this break. in burglary happened yesterday morning at longboat jewelers near sacramento and grant. you can see the damage done to the display cases, the thieves they were in and out in less than 3 minutes, united peace collaborators. it's a group that's patrolling bay area. asian neighborhood says that as many as 4 chinatown jewelry stores were also targeted over the weekend. >> all owners are kind of scared. they don't know what
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of tight. they say people problem and there's no question. and come back. at the point where they're ready to just give up and calls. >> the owners of longboat jewelers say that they were only months away from retiring after 40 years kron 4 has reached out to the sapd for more details on this break in. but we have not heard back yet. >> so to come here on kron, 4 news at 5. we're beginning our series on the bay area homeless crisis as we go on the streets to get another perspective with one goal getting answers. also, how drug dealers are turning now to social media. they're targeting teenagers. sometimes even younger kids and the increase in fentanyl deaths we're seeing as a result. plus, we're going to be speaking live with infectious disease. doctor monica gandhi about vaccinating kids, particularly that second dose and why measles is now on the
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commitment to the bay area. we're taking you inside one of the most. >> controversial and quite frankly, divisive issues in our community talking about homelessness and this new kron 4 series reporter and san francisco native maureen kelly takes us on to the streets to takes us on to the streets to show u perspective with one goal. getting answers.
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>> i'm from san francisco. i was born and raised here and i still live here. i see the homeless problem in this city every day. and now you're going to see it too. stop with this cell phone. i'm giving you an up close look inside the crisis. well, i try to find out why it doesn't seem to be getting much better. >> we don't have to walk far in san francisco to see it. people passed out on the pavement. tense and garbage taking over the sidewalk. certain streets jammed with rundown arby's. even though i grew up in the city. there are places i don't feel safe getting out of the car to show you. this is recent video from larkin street in the tenderloin sense of lawlessness just steps away from the federal courthouse. >> and while the problem with homelessness and drug use is not on every corner. >> you can easily escape

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