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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news heading. >> and tonight at a 2 year-old jasper. wu's funeral was held today. the toddler killed by a stray bullet as his family drove on an oakland freeway earlier this month. an investigation is underway after man armed with a knife was shot and killed by san francisco. police. and jurors wisconsin in kenosha, wisconsin. a quick kyle rittenhouse of all the charges against him and a case that has ignited debate over gun rights and the definition of self-defense. >> good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 8 o'clock. i'm ken wayne. and i'm catherine heenan. pam moore has the night off. we begin our coverage tonight in
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kenosha, wisconsin or after about 26 hours of deliberation. the jurors and the rittenhouse murder trial and did a quick the 18 year-old apparently accepting his argument that he had been acting in self-defense on the night of the shootings. that was last year. he was acquitted of all charges against him reporter. kelsey current stein joins us now live from kenosha, wisconsin with more. kelsey. >> hi, guys. we are just right outside the kenosha county courthouse here, choppers in the air. one per cent has been arrested just within the last 30 minutes for vandalizing the courthouse with chalk now there were a group of protesters saying no justice, no peace as just within the last 30 minutes. but before that it was peaceful. now kyle rittenhouse he found was found not guilty on all 5 counts. but if you are there in the courtroom. there are just
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things that you could see where he fell to the ground. and i know many of you have already seen this fell to the ground choking in tears. just both attorneys picking him up and he had both of them. but then he was quickly escorted away. now we do know from his media person now that right now they are doing everything they can to keep him and his family safe. but right at that moment wendy rittenhouse grabbing one of her daughters hands running up the stairs tears of joy. >> we also saw the victim's family just they were distraught and upset by the verdict a walking out of the courthouse. very slowly. then some of these families making statements and anthony huber's family. one of the men that died making a statement saying we are heartbroken and angry saying that we plan to continue to hold those responsible in full force. but also the governor wisconsin making a statement that we must move forward. it is time to heal and stand united. but again, here right now it is peaceful right after. they
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received this verdict, you could see boast both sides on the courthouse steps. you know, you had one side saying justice system is broken. you have the other side saying the constitution is not dead. so but i all i can say is right now 500 national guard troops. they remain to be on standby as well as us marshals and things seem to be peaceful right now. >> we're just going to say that there's a not a particularly large group. and we know the national guardsman are nearby but has so far really quite peaceful. kelsey. >> quite peaceful. and the interesting thing we've spoken to businesses. we why didn't you board up this time and they said we don't want to entice violence. we're hoping this time around. it will be different. and so far it has been different. but let's see if that continues. >> kelsey, you mentioned that one of the family said they
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wanted to hold a rittenhouse accountable even though he was acquitted of these charges that they indicate how they wanted to do that. are they talking about civil lawsuits. >> they didn't talk about civil lawsuits. honestly, what they moved on and they said we're going to hope burries trial. they they'd said we want to see and they want to see justice for jacob blake, justin blake. the uncle jacob blake was out here on the courthouse steps with family members and they were really talking about how they want justice and they think that there is a crack in the justice system. all right. you know, i spoke to kyle rittenhouse's spokesperson use out. i spoke to kyle rittenhouse a spokesperson. yeah. yes, there's a little bit of a delay. but i i spoke to the spokesperson and he really just said. >> we take this out. he said, you know, i i i really feel like this is a chance to bring a merit america together that
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this is a chance to bridge the the 2 sides together so. he's hoping let's see where this moves forward. >> alright reporter kelsey constant reporting for us live in kenosha kelsey, thanks very much. >> back here in the bay area in the east bay. a heartfelt farewell for 23 month-old. jasper. wu the toddler was hit and killed by a stray bullet in oakland almost 2 weeks ago. the shooting happened while he was caught in the crossfire of a gang related shootout along interstate 80. his mother was behind the wheel as they were driving home to fremont kron four's phillipe to call shares how jasper is being remembered. >> 23 month-old jasper wu mourned by family and friends at mountain view cemetery in oakland following chinese tradition after the funeral loved ones gathered out front burning. some of jaspers toys and other items that made him happy with the belief. the flame will deliver his
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belongings up in heaven family just couldn't stop crying. the traditional buddhist ceremony ended with jaspers cremation, president of the oakland chinatown chamber of commerce. karl chan speaks for the polls. part of jaspers grandfather speech. >> detailing how much harm has been done by one senseless act. important not only hitting just but also hitting him as a grandpa. but basically again tie a committee. it has been nearly 2 weeks since jasper was hit and killed by a stray bullet in oakland. well, he was caught in the crossfire of a gang-related gun fight along interstate 8.80. his family was headed home that day to fremont just. >> unnecessary violence. unprovoked violence that's impacting our communities. leads to this pain. oakland police chief leronne armstrong says his department is working with the california highway patrol in its investigation. >> but at this time there are
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no suspects more about people making better decisions. >> it's about people not taking these type of actions in our community that caused tragedy. think that's the real statement. chief armstrong says he would support adding cameras on freeways to assist in investigations. >> meanwhile, the oakland chinatown chamber of commerce says it hopes to increase its $10,000 reward for information that will help solve this case in the coming weeks in oakland believe should all kron 4 news. >> an investigation is underway after san francisco police officer shot and killed a man officers say just after 8 this morning, they got a call about a man with a knife on folsom street near 5th street after they arrived. one of the officers did end up shooting that man who died later at a hospital. police told reporters the suspect is well known to officers. >> he said he's known to police. he is known to. police say wind and were not able to as the state how we >> how no. our officers. build
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relationships and no individuals throughout the neighborhood. and i can state that he is no. >> san francisco police say they will hold a town hall to talk about the details of what happened and that could be scheduled within the next 10 days. our 4 zone forecast as we give you a live look outside on the embarcadero next to the exploratorium, which is where that big >> is. he and you can see the streets are shining. it's still wet out. yeah, it's been a really damp a kron four's chiefmeteorologist wants harnett was here launch. but the weekend. tell us about what that looks a the weekend is looking really nice around the bay area, lot of sunshine going to return tonight, though. >> it's not a lot of leftover moisture that cold front coming through. >> and then really falling apart right over the bay area. but leaving behind love that moisture the atmosphere. so we've been caught up with a lot of drizzle outside. still a lot of fog. it is wet out there at the golden gate bridge right now as we saw
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around the bay area. we have some light showers developing 500 steps all we can find. it's an rosa for hundreds of mill valley for hundreds. also in petaluma, san francisco. just 1, 100 of an inch of rain berkeley 200 sand. 100 in san jose over the mountain tops the north face of the mountain have too tense of an inch of rain. this storm system coming not much of one, just kind of rolling on by and really just falling apart right above us. and that left all the cloud cover in place now. so we're seeing that outside. we're not seeing much in the way of raindrops. we are seeing some drizzle out there, especially in the coastal sections. so watch out for that things a little bit thick out there. but then overnight tonight, things are really going to start to change as we set things up. looks like high pressure going to start to build in and we're going to start to talk about an offshore wind. and here's the forecast for some of those winds developing throughout the night tonight. let's take you through the night. you'll notice as we head just after midnight, 2 o'clock or so you start to see a lot of winds. those northerly winds developing across the north bay mountains. and then as we head through the night, things
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begin push further south and even along the coastal range in the east bay and that's an offshore wind. so tonight we're looking kind of a thick start to the evening here with a lot of clouds. we've got some drizzle out there now. but i think overnight tonight, those offshore winds kick in by the time we wake up tomorrow morning as long as you sleep in a little bit. looks like we'll be waking up to sunny skies. a much warmer temperatures just how warm. we'll let you know the forecast coming up in a few minutes. all right, lawrence, thank you. another big story we're following tonight, the fda and the cdc now recommend that anyone over the age of 18 who wants a covid-19 vaccine booster shot. >> should be able to get one both decisions came down today as public health officials sought to simplify eligibility requirements. any adult who is at least 6 months past their second shot can get a booster shot was either the pfizer or moderna vaccine. california has already moved to allow all adults to receive a booster shot ahead of the fda and cdc's decision. all of this, of course, an effort to try to
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ward off a winter surge of covid-19. >> kron four's amanda hari talk to a vaccine official about why this is so significant. >> the state of california had already recommended booster shots for everyone over the age of 18. but the doctor i spoke to said the messaging was confusing because it was different from what the cdc was saying. he says now that everyone is on the same page i think should be more clear all persons who are over 18 years of age can receive a covid-19 booster shot millions of more americans are now eligible for an extra dose. >> of the covid-19 vaccine. this new policy was adopted by the center for disease control and prevention late friday afternoon santa clara county vaccine officer marty fenstersheib that says with the holidays around the corner. >> it's time to get your booster boosters takes at least 7 days to kick in. >> so, you know, now's the time to do it. he says,
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although california had already adopted this policy. having the entire country on the same page is important. we don't live in an island here. and so we travel outside our area and people come into our area. it will also make it easier to schedule a booster appointment. i find the retail pharmacies. >> i'm having adopt those guidance is because they follow directly from the cdc national guidelines of people when they go on the web sites shouldn't have any barriers from getting their vaccine. anyone who has received an mrna vaccine can get a booster. 6 months after their second dose. >> if you received the johnson and johnson vaccine. you can get a booster at 2 months. he says these boosters are important for everyone. but especially those over the age of 15 after 6 months. the level of your protection which are the antibodies that your body makes begins to drop. >> i asked the doctor if 6 month boosters will become routine. >> we'll see what happens. after the booster after another 6 months to see what
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the levels are with the numbers of cases. are that are that in the country right now. so i think with time will tell. in addition to the covid-19 booster. the doctor recommends that everyone gets their flu shot. he says. >> you can do that at the same time that you get the covid-19 booster and everyone over the age of 6 months is eligible for the flu shot in san jose amanda hari kron 4 news. >> kaiser mental health workers on the picket lines to show their support for engineers who are striking for a new contract this is video of the strike that happened in walnut creek yesterday. right now kaiser psychologists therapists and social workers are striking in solidarity with the engineers. the union members have been on strike for the last 2 months amid contract negotiations, citing alleged unfair labor practices and pay in total about 2000 mental health. clinicians are on strike today in a statement regarding negotiations with the engineers. kaiser said it's been bargaining with the union for several months and
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that it affects about 600 employees. kaiser also said it does not believe the sympathy strikes are appropriate and they're asking workers to come back to work. >> coming up, mail stolen the middle of the night from a san francisco home not once but twice. we'll hear from the frustrated homeowner can from the postal service. >> plus a possible shooting shuts down the bay bridge where the investigation stands tonight. we now know the name
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of the woman who was killed in yesterday's freeway shooting during the morning commute on interstate 80 near the bay bridge officials with the alameda county coroner's office say. >> the victim is was a money morris forces. might talk to a close friend of morris who says she was a devoted mother of her 2 children. >> the alameda county coroner has identified the woman killed in thursday morning's deadly freeway shooting on westbound. i 80 on the approach to the bay bridge as 29 year-old monte morris of union city, california highway patrol investigators say morris was in the passenger seat of this vehicle when she was struck by a bullet fired by an unidentified suspect traveling in another car. >> the only thing i have to say is that she was like a to me. she has a child my husband's side i spoke by phone to la donna head ller
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who describes having a motherly relationship with the money morris for the past 4 years from a previous relationship with her stepson. >> beautiful, beautiful person inside sue took very good care of her children. she chart to work as much as she care for to water to go to school for social there you know, a better mother for her done a headless says she and her husband do not know the man who was driving the vehicle with the money morris and her 2 children. the day of the shooting. that man and both children weren't injured. >> just talked her a day before she was working. she was working so we could talk longer tells us. she said the show called me back. she never got the chance to come this is not wearing. >> officials with the california highway patrol have not released a motive for the shooting nor have
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investigators described any suspects or a description of the shooter's vehicle. anyone with information is asked to contact the california highway patrol. has it been you kron. 4 news. >> people in a san francisco community are very frustrated about the repeated theft of their male. they have gathered more than 200 signatures to petition for individual mailboxes as a solution but were denied by the postal service. kron four's, rob nesbitt talk to homeowners who say they want the stress of that mail delivery problem solved. >> the u.s. postal inspector i spoke to says that male crimes are growing problem in the bay area. >> to homeowners in san francisco's bayview neighborhood say their security camera footage proves that master keys. other reason the break ins are happening. >> this is footage captured in june outside candlestick cove townhomes in san francisco. the suspects pulling up in a car motorcycle and then walking over to the mailbox where president of the at candlestick cove. tony west of felt says everyone's male was
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swiped. >> one person pop some open. one person stays in the car and then the 2 of those other individuals take all the mail and packages and throw him into a garbage bag, then drives away. kristen bosque, a has lived here for 12 years and says the mailbox break-ins have happened 3 times this year alone. this is where the post office puts in their master key. she says this surveillance video taken early thursday morning of another mailbox break and proves that the thieves are using a master key. we want the locks changed out. somebody had their immigration documents were taken driver's license. you know, there's packages that are obviously. >> delivered. i reached out to the u.s. postal service to find out about these crimes. united states postal inspector matt norfleet told me over the phone that bay area mail carriers are being robbed of their keys more often. his advice to those experiencing mail theft is to not leave your mail in the mailbox for longer than needed. have your mail held if you're traveling or away for long periods of time. and if you're not home to receive a package, have it delivered to another address, not helpful to say the least. and it's limited people. you
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can't go out of town because you have to be home to get your mail. west elder abuse they both have contacted their local postal inspector for more to be done to protect their mail. frustrated over lack of action. if somebody is being affected and we know we can prove that the master key is being stolen. they need to take responsibility because it's our mail. postal inspector norfleet says that the postal service relies on public information to solve these federal crimes. he says if you have your mail stolen or have any information about a male break-in. you should go to the website u.s. p. i s dot gov to report it. >> reporting in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. >> all right. now to our 4 zone forecast. we're looking live at the bay bridge couple hours ago. it was just jammed out there. but moving a lot better right slide right into the city kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow with a look at what to expect a this going to be a weekend. everybody is going to join the sunshine in the warm weather. in fact, these and clear out nicely. but tonight. >> still a lot of clouds
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lingering in our skies leftover moisture from the front that just kind of fell apart as it moves across the bay are behind much in the way of rain, but there's a lot of moisture out there in the atmosphere you see kind of hovering above looking from the berkeley hills out over the bay. that front. you can see kind of just fall apart. reza moves in the bay area around the backside of ridge of high pressure with nowhere to go. so there you go. that's a some kind of falls apart leaves behind very moist atmosphere 50's out there across the board right now and i think as we head overnight and you'll see some changes. the system and right now looks impressive. but you see it out of town. we get that offshore wind going all of a sudden we clear out your skies by tomorrow morning. we are looking good. those offshore winds kicking in throughout the day, too. and that means we've got a lot of sunshine and some nice weather coming your way numbers in the san francisco tomorrow. you're in the 60's in most spots. 63 daly city, 62 and a half moon bay 67 burning game 66 in brisbane, beautiful 60's and dries make way down the peninsula, then you start to crank out some 70's. i think in the south bay inland spots likely to sneak into the 70's as well. so here we go.
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lookinr a lot of sunshine to start out your weekend. i think we're going to make it 2 in a row as we get the looks like sunday will start out with plenty of sunshine to do. watch out for some patchy fog throughout the evening hours tonight. i think by tomorrow morning that is long gone. warmer temperatures up a little bit above the average next best chance of some rain. we'll come tuesday. and that's just a slight chance of a few more showers. sounds good. thank you. lines. high gas prices are going make road more expensive. this thanksgiving. take a look at the average gas prices here in the bay area. >> san francisco, of course, most expensive for 88. a gallon santa rosa not far behind actually has the same price for 88, a gallon open for 79 san jose for 80 a gallon across california. the average price is 4.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded. according to aaa 48 million people across the country will be hitting the road for this thanksgiving. that's an 8% increase from last year. some drivers of change their holiday plans.
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>> no, that's part of those continue right up to my cabin. but i figure it's a few bucks. not go up there. >> i actually do plan on going to tal and i cannot believe how much that gas is going to cost me. >> drivers also told us gas prices may cost them a little bit extra for maybe a lot of extra, but they say family time is priceless. still ahead on kron 4 news at 8 talking about thanksgiving and traveling on the ground. what about in the sky? we're going to take you to san francisco international. >> find out how people there are getting ready for the holiday travel period. >> but first, now the that the house has passed the nearly 2 trillion dollars social spending plan. how some lawmakers argue. this is a big win for middle income americans.
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>> another big move today. the house of representatives has passed. president biden's landmark build back better legislation. it is expected that money will be used in part to fight climate change. expand healthcare, revamp the nation's social security net this follows weeks of arm twisting by democrats. a final vote was delayed by the longest speech in house history. minority leader in california. congressman kevin mccarthy, a speaking for 8 hours. 25 beating nancy pelosi's 2018 record by about a half an hour when mccarthy finally ceded the floor of the
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house did approve the bill. it makes a big changes to the nation's health care energy grid family services, education and housing. it's going to lower taxes for the majority of middle class it's going to lower costs on everything from housing to health care to childcare. >> my constituents are concerned about inflation if using more federal government money into the system now is only going to worsen that. >> it is not clear if the measure will pass on the senate expected to be pretty much taken apart and reassembled there. but the senate will take up the bill in early december. >> coming up next, we have more stories for you on this. our kron 4 news holiday forecast expect more than 53 million people to travel this year between november 24th and 28th coming up, we're take a look at how that holiday travel boom is shaping up. what airports are doing to accommodate those travelers. plus thousands of giant
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sequoia trees now dead after the wildfires this year. what officials are saying about the trees once thought to be fire resistant and a little bit later. new warnings from the aarp tonight as many begin their holiday shopping. what it says you should be looking out for as you ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music)
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♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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almost looks like 20 19 prepandemic at san francisco airport us people travel head
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of the thanksgiving holiday. >> many people are getting their thanksgiving holiday under way early this year. >> highways are busy airport again are pretty busy, which is especially noteworthy at sfo kron four's. dan kerman has that story. >> it's been a long time since we've seen lines like this at sfo will be doing last year at this time last year we were at home alone. we have all our family in denver with us. but no one came over because of covid. now that covid vaccinations are plentiful and case rates are down in many regions people are taking to the skies again, we are going to kona why very excited. we're going to aruba or heading to barcelona we booked this about in february at sfo friday is the busiest travel day of the 12 day thanksgiving holiday week and the busiest since the pandemic began. >> we knew for a long time that there was pent-up demand. people want to travel. we just had to remove the barriers that were preventing them from being able to travel. and i
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think we're seeing that here today. more than 50,000 people are departing the airport on friday alone. >> so great to see everyone out about and getting together with family. and so it definitely is a different feeling this year. >> thanksgiving week travel overall is still just 2 thirns of what it was pre pandemic in 2019, but that can improve over christmas. >> thanksgiving is such a domestic focus travel, period whereas we're very excited about the biden administration relaxing entry restrictions for foreigners. we think that's going to help our international activity to recover. and i think we'll probably see that play out a little more in december as officials still recommending you show up 2 hours before domestic flights and 3 hours before international flights. >> and don't forget masks are still required inside the terminal at sfo. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> and also busy day of san jose's airport for roughly 400,000 passengers are expected over the 11 days around thanksgiving and again, they look like prepandemic
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levels now that many people are vaccinated and the pandemic is easing. more people are willing to travel, although some of them are still a little anxious. >> i think it was a little bit stressful. more stressful. this my first time flying since the pandemic. i was very much hesitant to go out, but that the vaccines that have and booster feeling much more confident going out visiting people. i mean, and now going for a wedding for a friend. so i'm feeling a pretty good now. >> the san jose airport doing something a little different this year. they're offering reserved parking spots which can be booked on line. and if you are going somewhere, you might be wondering about the weather and we have just the guy to answer those questions within a you know, i didn't know was a thing. people actually take all of thanksgiving often means starting today. they're out there traveling already. i thought. >> usually was like kind of a tuesday wednesday thing. but. they're getting in the high. there are people getting more time off than we a lot more good for them. i think that's great out there tonight. we've got a lot of clouds out that's
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been nice, though. you know, usually get some delays at sfo least with the fog. but so far no delays at any of the local airports. now, if you head to the monterey bay, you'll find some temperatures that are very comfortable tomorrow. starting out this weekend. you're in the mid 60's in carmel. how about monitor a beautiful and sunny 65 degrees. 72 in celina southern california. enjoy some sunshine, some high clouds 66 in san diego about 67 downtown los angeles and 73 degrees in pasadena in the high country. of course not. a ton of snow up there. but if you head to the slopes. but you can see these temperatures staying a little bit on the chilly side, 48 degrees for a high in trucking. 47 in south whitehall head over to reno. 54 degrees. and of course, overnight lows well, down in the 30's. stick around for the weekend in that whole area looks like it's going to stay dry. no threat of any rain coming at least not just yet. we're going to keep those temperatures on the cool side. maybe a little bit warmer on monday and then maybe by tuesday. if we get lucky, we'll get a little snow across the mountains. but today we have that cold front moved
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through and it just kind of fell apart. it was a very weak system sliding on by. you see moving through san francisco right there. and that was the end of that system. but leaving behind a lot of moisture in the atmosphere right now. so cloudy out there across much of the bay area. but tomorrow those clouds are long gone. with an offshore wind and these temperatures going to jump a good 10 degrees compared to today. they were in the 60's and the low 70's by tomorrow afternoon should be a very comfortable a beautiful numbers going to be very similar, maybe a little bit warmer on sunday. slight chance of showers return by tuesday thanksgiving day looking sunny and bright. >> all right, lawrence times good. we do have some breaking news to tell you about. just ended the kron 4 news room. demonstrators are gathering in oakland tonight. this is at the federal building in oakland. organizers say they are standing in solidarity with kenosha, wisconsin. so this is a reaction to today's verdicts of acquittal and the kyle rittenhouse trial. and so far it appears the protests are peaceful. we have not
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heard any reports of violence or property damage. >> the south bay sarge is retail water providers been given the green light to raise its rates for those who overuse their water kron four's. rob fladeboe reports of people who don't cut back. well, now face a drought surcharge. >> more than a million south bay residents will soon be under the most restrictive water conservation measures in the state as reservoirs across the valley are now down to just 11% full. this week. the california public utilities commission approves san jose water company's request. >> to add a drought surcharge to the bills for those customers who failed to cut back their water use by 15% says the company's leanne wallboard ski. it's a ray it's that we have basically no choice where we're in a terrible drought and we don't know what this winter will bring. there's the possibility of lightning. you're forming in the pacific. >> which could mean a drier winter northern california. we don't now under the program residential customers are
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required to cut water use by 15% from 2019 levels. >> or pay $7.13 in surcharges for each unit of water above that amount impacted are as many as a million people in san jose cupertino. campbell, los gatos saratoga and money serino of the way it works is let's say your allocations for december 2021 is 15 minutes and each unit is 748 gallons of water. >> and you 16 units will be charged $7.13 for that additional san jose water says the new rules actually reward people already cutting back by setting a minimum monthly amount. >> if they use the minimum or less know surcharge. the new rules are in response to the june 9th water shortage emergency declared by wholesaler valley water which called on water retailers to reduce consumption by 15% in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. so to come on kron 4 news at 8 as christmas gets closer.
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>> santa is all over the country are getting ready to meet with children of all ages, how they're planning to keep them covid safe. also the san francisco tradition of helping families said thanksgiving how the city is planning a huge turkey giveaway. as part of a
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thanksgiving tradition in san francisco mayor london breed says the city is going to donate.
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>> more than 5500 turkeys to families. this the 15th annual turkey giveaway. this will be next week. the turkeys will be handed out at more than 85 sites all over the city. the giveaway includes hundreds of gift baskets with other food items and it is again, the 15th year for this tradition. >> if you started are about to start holiday shopping. a warning from scan experts who say this time of year, it's important to be vigilant because it's prime time for thieves to try to steal from you through all kinds of different scams on in-store purchases and especially online. >> so the things we have to be watchful for fake advertisements online. e-mails with links texts with links your best bet choose the retailer. you want to visit online. go to your web browser and type that exact web address in.
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>> gift cards are also a to she says just make sure if you're getting them at the store that they haven't been manipulated still, there's more fraud prevention information available at aarp dot org slash fraud. watch network. >> next to data centers all over the country. they're getting ready. of course, to meet and greet with children and how they plan to keep those children safe over the christmas season and his forces short-handed warriors try to fight off the pistons in detroit kylen mills
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>> santa is still making those lists, checking them twice ahead of the holidays. at least that's what he tells us. but he's also gearing up for yet another year of greeting his biggest fans and listening to their wants and needs while trying to keep them covid-safe reporter noah mckinney. talk to one santa on exactly how he's trying to keep the christmas spirit alive during the pandemic. santa larry fitzgerald was just 16 when he first put on the red suit. manager said put on the suit. >> well, you know, and hand out candy, though he quickly learned there was much more to being santa was very important to be generous and kind. >> and gentle and those are the 3 things that you need to express to 2. it's an oath that many santas take to ensure they protect the magic and innocence of the season has been some tough times, but i do it for the children and no time has proven tougher so far than the covid-19
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pandemic. kids need to know that things are going to keep going and that things can return to normal. and we've got to give them at hope by not being scared of saying hi and giving them a hug if they want one santa cameron agrees with santa larry. the show must go on. but catching a cygnus from santa would surely sour the season. i've always considered it very important to be as clean as possible senate or should i say santizing their suits has become very important for both of these jolly old elf as well as vaccination. if i want to visit children and if i want to visit the nursing homes. that's absolutely par for the course for me. i've been vaccinated had all 3 shots, all in service to their oath of kindness and generosity. and i do that for the sake of the children in the in the sake of others that i come in contact with the fraternal order of bearded santas took that a step further providing at home test kits to their members nationwide. now you have a 100 kids come see you. you don't want to. kerry anything whenever you don't feel it taking the lessons. we have learned to make for a safer santa season. this is
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now my 51st year. we're in the suit and you learn a few things after half a century >> white house including how to laugh 51 years that noah mckinney reporting. all right. time now for sports. us head over to kylen mills. >> and now kron 4 sports from the 18 t fiber sports desk. >> thanks, ken. the warriors revving their engines in the motor city tonight 4 players were out with injuries in the dumps game against the pistons including steph curry and forward draymond green. that didn't seem to matter, though. head coach steve kerr looking deep into his bench. and this one used all 10 players available tonight. late in the 1st half. they say by want to anderson, the ball rotates back to jordan poole who knocks down the tray. he had 22 in the 1st half dubs lead in the race by 5 3rd quarter repay the second with his
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first start of the season tonight, hiding underneath for the board russell's it and the back cheapie to had 12 points warriors lead by 8 with the steel going coast to coast. how about a junker room? he finished with 27 dumped up by 13 4th quarter pool with the up and under. take a look at this that is a thing of beauty. honestly, that reminds me of steph curry a little bit 32 points. green and curry having some fun on the bench. the pistons would not go away, though. 3 point game with time running out this in scrambling to get the offensive board. they get it check out this shot. i thought that was going in for sure. in an out the final shot was after the buzzer right here and it must anyway. survive one o 5, 1, to 2 there in toronto on sunday after the game kerr talk about polls explosive performance poole played at michigan and grew up in the midwest in milwaukee. >> this year college coaches coach. you want to try it so
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one trip the year here. so there's a big night for great to see him play. yes and no. >> haha, can just ask me of drake will be in toronto. i don't think so. they don't look too good early in the season. all right. well, today forty-niners running back elijah mitchell is downgraded to doubtful for sunday's game in jacksonville, meaning a familiar face likely pick up the extra workload running back. jeff wilson junior is back for the second straight week after returning from the miscue surgeries wilson played for the first time this season on monday night against the rams. he had 10 carries for 28 yards. now he's expected to start on sunday against the jags wilson tories left meniscus toward the locker room incident may well tending offseason practice last season. wilson was the forty-niners leading rusher with 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. he says he's ready to go regardless of his role. take >> whatever task. youhknow, that's been that's been think says they want. so whatever you call us. that was called upon to do so. if that was the
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case, should i do if it wins for me to get only a couple carries bill black. that's what i'll do. >> santa clara women soccer coach jerry smith told me the only thing harder than winning a national championship is winning it back the broncos are one step closer to doing just that after beating georgetown today in the second round of the ncaa tournament, santa clara took home the 2 to one victory in overtime. ford, is he to quell a scoring that golden goal and let the celebrations begin that. well, frank broncos outshot the 22nd ranked hoyas 13 to 4. and santa clara face wisconsin in the 3rd round on sunday. back to you. catherine. a,l right, thanks very much, >> pardons in washington, dc today. >> there they are. the 2 turkeys spirit by president biden ahead of the thanksgiving holiday.
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>> with power vested in president united states. heart you. i heart new this thank >> haha. >> q. that's peanut butter and jelly. there's 2 of them. and if you into the second one. but they we they can breathe easily on thanksgiving. those 2 beautiful white turkey's you'll see the other one in a minute. both pardoned by president biden before that
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rose garden ceremony. they got the red carpet treatment at the willard intercontinental hotel in washington. the birds are from indiana. the latest beneficiaries of a longtime white house tradition. it's been kind of sporadic but goes back at least as far as presidents truman and kennedy. all right. the u.s. capitol christmas tree has arrived to washington for the 2021 holiday season. and this year the trees from here in california. >> the 84 foot tall white fir traveled all the way from the 6 rivers national forest has just outside of eureka. the tree will be decorated with thousands of ornaments handcrafted by a number of california communities every year. a different national forest is selected to provide a tree. the tree we placed on the west lawn of the capitol building and the tree lighting ceremony will be held next month. always fun to watch long. look how to your feet. that's like an eight-story building roughly right. and looks amazing. very cool.
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>> that's all for kron. 4 news at 8. we are done. but the news is not catherine and i are done, but vicki and grant standing by with the 9 o'clock thank you. you're done for now? yes, take a little time till 10 will see it said in the meantime, kron 4 news at 9. >> it's coming up next. and of course talking about that guilty verdicts handed down today for kyle rittenhouse parking outrage nationwide. others, though agreeing with the jury which decided 17 year-old was just acting in self-defense. what a prominent bay area attorney paula canny which she says she is critical of tonight. plus, justice for young jasper. his family laid to rest today after he was shot in oakland. the mission to end gun violence continues as loved ones say goodbye. we'll see a few minutes.
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>> now 9, group of protesters in oakland tonight trying to make their voices heard after the kyle rittenhouse guilty verdicts were read in wisconsin. people have gathered this evening at the federal building in oakland. you see them marching this demonstration so far peaceful organizers say they are standing in solidarity with kenosha where the killing said then the court case where good evening, everybody. welcome kron. 4 news at 9 on friday night. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis. kyle rittenhouse found not guilty. >> of all charges in a murder trial that captured the nation's attention, the 18 year-old claim self-defense for shooting and killing 2 people and injuring a 3rd during protests in kenosha in august of 2020 reporter kailey be sun has the highlights from the trial. >> it's red house not guilty. kyle rittenhouse with an emotional reaction to the verdict.

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