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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news heading. >> now at age oakland police searching for yet another kron 4 security guard. this time shot while on assignment. what we know about the city's latest act of violence teaming up to tackle a growing problem. east bay leaders are trying to crack down on retail crime and a lot of people heading out for the thanksgiving holiday. we're keeping an eye on the roads during what could be a record breaking travel day. >> good evening. thank you for joining us for kron 4 news at
8. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore. tonight violence on the streets of oakland hitting close to home for us here at kron. 4 earlier today, a private security guard on assignment with the kron 4 news reporter was shot. and what police say was an attempted armed robbery kron four's jonathan mccall joins us now live in the studio to give us the latest on this investigation. jonathan, you know, up and can we covered this violence all the time. >> and it's very tragic when it hits close to home and shows that even us the media not immune to what is happening on the streets right now. oakland police tell kron 4 this shooting was indeed an attempted robbery. the crooks trying to steal our reporters camera equipment. a private security guard assigned to that reporter as they covered a story in oakland was shot in the lower abdomen. the guard who is a retired law enforcement officer did undergo surgery earlier today is out and is now recovering tonight over at highland hospital. our reporter was not hurt in this incident. now, the shooting all went down just before 1230 this
afternoon near the intersection of 14th and harrison new. the 12th street bart station and lake merritt. according to pictures from the scene. there were at least 5 shots fired in the shooting. this is video of that scene shot by the very same reporter who not only was a victim of this crime professional in her job got a picked up a camera and started shooting. what was happening around or something. we all are trained to do. you can see that large police response there on the scene so far investigators with opd of not release. details on a suspect. our reporter who we are not naming. was it oakland to cover story involving a business recently targeted in a smash-and-grab break. it. we do want to emphasize though, that it is common practice for bay area television stations, including us right here at kron. 4 news to send our reporters and our photographers out with private security guards while they are covering stories. that's exactly what our reporter was doing this afternoon when the
shooting happened in the past. a number of bay area stations have been targeted for their camera equipment. and tonight oakland police are hoping that someone with information will be able to come forward with any details that they are aware of. they are asking businesses possibly with surveillance cameras too reach out to them for any clues that may be able to help them with their investigation as well. tonight we've learned that a $17,500 reward now on the table for information leading to the arrest of the shooters involved in this incident. we'll continue to monitor the story and bring you updates as soon as they become available. jonathan mccall kron 4 news jonathan, thank you for that. staying in the east bay mayors in 3 cities are now teaming up to deal with the escalation of crime, including those dangerous smash-and-grab incidents. yeah, there have been many kron four's terisa explains what they plan to do to try and keep shoppers safe as the holiday season gets into full swing. >> we can't let them win. we can't let them feel intimidated shopping around town. >> and we need to push back. and that's that's how we're
going to. >> concord. mayor tim a galley and tackling the issue head on that issue being this brazen smash-and-grab iceberg diamonds at sun valley mall in concord last week. nearly a dozen criminals armed with hammers cracked open security glass cases and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewels and it isn't an isolated case. >> that's we might have that one incident from sun valley mall. we also know that other incidences could have happened and we have been able to not allow other incidents that happened over the last few weeks. medallion says that he is in talks with neighboring mayor such as pleasant hill and walnut creek. >> we're similar smash-and-grab cases of happened. walnut creek. police say 90 criminal stormed into nordstrom stealing nearly a quarter million doclars in goods a few days. this had an opportunity to talk with the mayor. but i would to help the mayor of walnut actions are being taken. >> one action. more police specifically dedicated to
shopping centers. also the california highway patrol launching a task force aimed at putting more patrols near on-ramps and off-ramps. is it helps keeps eyes and ears. different places. >> so everybody is able to kind of be able to move resources in the right place at the right time. >> in the meantime, he has a message to shoppers been able to respond accordingly, making sure that nothing continues to happen. >> and there's a lot of eyes on on our shopping district right now and they usually are during the holidays anyway. so we just encourage people still coming out. please patronize their businesses again, these are isolated and says that we know frustrating to recess stasio kron 4 news. >> well, we all know that crime has been on the upswing in oakland. and so far there've been a 124 homicides this year, even more shootings robberies have increased 16% carjackings increased a whopping 85%. so what can be done to curb the rising crime.
oakland city council member lauren taylor joining us now to discuss these councilman, thanks for being with us tonight. so every night it seems we're some kind of violent incident. and it seems like it's getting worse. what are your thoughts and trying to turn this thing around. >> yeah. unfortunately it is taking a significant toll on oaklanders. and it does have to stop. we have to step up and do more. and so grateful for all who are coming together. so the really make sure that we are implementing immediate solutions. in addition to the long-term ones that we've already had in place. >> so being more specific because councilman right there's a feeling of lawlessness as going on. we're talking about children being shot of these continuous sideshows the cannabis people were complaining that they're paying high taxes and at their places are being robbed. you want to be mayor. what are you going to do differently than was being done right now specifically. >> specifically i have called on him some specific actions
from inside of oakland as well as our interagency partners to make sure that we are really moving the needle to improve safety. so first and foremost is making sure that we doubled to solve rate on violent crimes. we have to do better than we're doing right now. currently 33%. so great clearance rate for homicides. and look at that similarly for other crimes. we've got to double the capacity of successful violence interruption programs, reduced by at least half the number of unanswered 911 calls and it requires resources. we have to invest in to police as part of the public safety equation and these other non police responses. >> talk about the whole movement to defund the police which came out last summer after a some tragic deaths involving unarmed black man and police officers that gained a lot of steam. and now we're in the middle of this kind of the crime epidemic that's going on not just in
oakland but in many cities across the country here in the bay area and elsewhere is that a defund the police movement still alive and effective. >> and do you think that needs to be may be looked at in a different way in light of what's going on. >> yeah. the defund it movement in and of itself was about taking away an unfortunate. we have to look at how we add and increase safety. we build stronger safety net and support networks. and so it's important that we continue some of the things that have come out of the conversations around alternatives to police response and putting in place violence prevention. but we cannot take away from the response that we have on the streets and that includes our a law enforcement officer. >> a couple things. one, you you know, double double the celebrate reducing 911, calls, one a. but of course that does require more staff and a lot of that money was not a lot, but certainly several million dollars were during the whole
last cycled. some academies were drop. now is there's talk of getting those academies back. are you hearing from the d fun put of people in oakland who are pushing to move some of that money. you get it getting some help from them on how to begin to approach solving these problems. bishop bob jackson from acts full gospel church. a major church in the interviewed with us some time ago. he was an emergency declaration. there's a sense that there's not enough urgency going on to try and solve the problems that are happening right now. >> you're absolutely right. and we have declared emergencies public health emergency. prioritize gun violence as the number one law enforcement priority those are just words. we actually have to put the energy the resources and the mount hours getting these things fixed and solvent. so that's where i'm focus is actually having
specific actions that we commit to that we call our partners to commit to in order to to move things forward. and so i have a call to action that i published. and that really is looking to all of our interagency partners to step up and they have tangible response to what's happening. i'm curious what you would say to an oakland police officer tonight because. >> certainly there are there have been cases and we focused on the bad officers and what has happened. but by and large, most officers are good and they're trying to help their communities. but you can see how they could be frustrated by a lack of support that they feel they're not getting. certainly a lack of respect from many people in the public and some of that is well deserved. but when you're out there trying to do your job and you don't have any backup. you can't get help when you're trying to respond to these massive sideshow demonstrations, for instance, or a mob of people, a smashing and grabbing at a store we are completely overwhelmed. what do you say to those officers are doing the best they can in
extremely difficult circumstances for them. >> first of all, i have to say thank we've got a number of officers. most of our officers, as you say, are doing incredible work is extremely brave, helping to protect our residents and keep us safe. showing up when called on even putting their lives at risk and that's something that we have to lift up and appreciate will and give them the support that they need to to support us while also looking at how we bring more preventive empowering solutions that also address public safety in tandem with law enforcement chief armstrong has been holding a number of news conferences over the last month or so and each time he's been pleading for additional resources. additional help. he's now asking other employees in city government to try and help solve some of these crimes. >> you get the sense because the staffing numbers are down, that his frustration is not moving the needle in terms of helping his department do what
he says he wants to do. >> you're you're absolutely right. i was at the press conference where the chief most recently made that clean. i am committed to making sure that we are answering he is his request that we do step up. we bring more resources. we helped to pull all of the city's departments together and how we can collectively address public safety, improve public safety. you know, but and similarly work together to call on our county, state and federal partners to help us as well. >> oakland city councilman were taylor. thanks for joining us. so we know it's a the steep hill to climb to try to solve these problems and hopefully oakland and other cities around the bay area in the country can figure this out and and stop this violence because it's just it's just really taking a toll on all of us. thank you again. right. time. a thank you. >> well, trying to avoid the thanksgiving traffic. find out when you should hit the road and which highway you will
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>> the shooting of an unarmed black jogger was captured on video and shared all around the world. will now all 3 men on trial for his murder have been convicted for killing ahmaud arbery. these men could spend the rest of their lives behind bars dana has the details on the verdict. >> a joyous wanda cooper-jones exited a georgia courthouse moments after the 3 white men charged with the murder of her son were convicted. >> early i never thought i would tell i never saw the state. back in i never thought this day would but god is good let us more than anything. >> that the mother and they lost a there. will go down in history. and yeah, and one
proved that if you hall that justice can come. >> in february twenty-twenty greg and travis mcmichael grabbed guns and jumped in a pickup truck to pursue 25 year-old ahmaud arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood believing he was a burglary suspect. william roddie bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded cellphone video of travis mcmichael fatally shooting arbery he had tried to claim self-defense during the nearly 3 week trial lead prosecutor linda dunikoski says she is pleased with the outcome. the verdict today was a verdict based on the facts. yes, based on the evidence and that was our goal if this had been an acquittal. >> of all 3 of the defendants. i think there would have been incalculable outrage. chicago defense attorney tony thetford says after the not guilty verdict in the kyle rittenhouse trial.
>> he was relieved with the outcome today. these trials and because they have they have happened during this period of awakening, this period of protest. this period of change. i believe in our country are indicative of first of all, the consequences for those who choose to act violently, whether quit or not, that use that violently that they will be prosecuted. >> federal authorities have also charged those 3 men with federal civil rights and hate crime violations. they are expected to head to court in february to face those charges. our legal expert defense attorney paula canny says that the men might not receive their full sentences until after the hate crimes trial is completed. >> i'm not sure if they'll be tried in the federal case before their sentence in this case or afterwards, but they have a whole other trial to look forward to for these federal hate crimes and civil
rights violations. i'm sure they'll get conviction. of of those crimes. obviously based on what this jury did here. >> at the time of arbery's death georgia did not have a hate crime statute but arbery's death has since led state lawmakers there to pass a new hate crime law in georgia members of congress might want to relax and count their blessings this week because immediately after thanksgiving. >> they are going to get back to work and they have some tough decisions and deadlines coming up, kron four's catherine heenan is here now to explain all of that. catherine yeah. could congress has no votes this week and that is despite the fact the government runs out of money. next friday and. >> could hit its debt ceiling soon afterwards. democrats have been celebrating the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the house passed social spending bill. but there are some big challenges ahead. congress has until december 3rd, 2 pass a government spending bill. and until
mid-december to raise the nation's debt limit. that's to avoid disruptions to key government services like paying service members and issuing social security checks, not everybody, though, is ready to automatically raise the limit. >> i'm concerned about something like raising the debt ceiling for anything that looks like the build back better plan. so the debt ceiling is going to have to be raised. >> but the democrats are going to have to raise that they're going find a way to get raised. >> meantime, the president's social spending bill build back better that will be before the senate soon were some big changes could be made there hoping to it tackle it by christmas. the bill is not expected to get any republican support in the senate. hammon can. >> thank you, catherine. some stunning news from the labor department today. jobless claims have dropped to a level not seen in half a century. a 199,000 people applied for unemployment benefits last week. that is lowest number since 1969, 52 years ago.
analysts say they believe the drop in claims could be a result of a tightening labor market during the pandemic. the news comes as inflation in this country is running at its fastest pace in 30 years. time now for our 4 zone forecast as we get a live look at a san francisco airport with a lot of hitting the skies for the holiday. that's true. >> and our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here to tell us they should leave. i go out other just i mean, it's gorgeous. of course we'd like to get the rain, but these for a holiday. great travel. whether you're driving around the bay area. want to get outside. enjoy your turkey outside for lunch or d e evening. it should be very will be cold, though, to start out your day tomorrow. some very. >> chilly temperatures. but high pressure. look at the rain line well, up in the pacific northwest up into canada. the bay area a few high clouds moving in overhead now southern california. it's a different story. they're looking at some extremely strong, gusty santa ana winds blowing there and it is going to how overnight tonight and
throughout the day tomorrow. in boy, these weather warnings, these red flags right through friday as well. that's going to affect many a plan there in southern california. we're on the other hand, i'm going to see some of those winds to start to pick up over some of the north bay hills and parts of the east bay. some of those gusts 30 plus miles an hour over the mountain tops above a 1000 feet down below calm enough that we'll see some pretty chilly temperatures. but tonight and little blustery in spots. but you notice the arrows here. all those coming off shore. that is that offshore wind that is going to really set the stage for a gorgeous day tomorrow weather wise. a lot of sunshine coming your way. those offshore winds continuing through the morning and the afternoon maybe just a little bit of a switch right along the coastline but not by much. and then we're likely to see is more offshore winds on the way in the coming days. so clear skies bit of a frosty start the morning, especially in the north bay and the east bay valleys tomorrow mixture of sunshine and some clouds. then this upcoming weekend that sunshine likely to continue and the dry weather
too big dome of high pressure along the west coast. you see all that energy rolling over the top of that ridge this low to the south that actually begin to dig further south and that's going to ramp up that offshore breeze. and here we go. it's going to be nice and dry. sunny and bright all around the bay area. guys, back to you. >> all right, lawrence, thank you. still ahead on the news at 8. nearly a 100 people stormed it. now the charges are filing in. what we are learning about the people arrested in connection to the massive retail theft. >> and how many children are getting vaccinated against covid. we'll tell you which bay area county as the
>> a new analysis by the los angeles times shows that california's coastal communities are getting children vaccinated against covid at a higher rate and the inland communities which remain hesitant the analysis as marin county leads the state with 46% of children, ages 5 to 11 receiving their first dose of the vaccine followed by san francisco at 30%. that however, is a stark contrast to places like san bernardino county where only 5% of that age group is partially vaccinated. >> it is that time of year again when a stuffy nose or sinus issue might be flaring up in. many are wondering whether it's ok to get a covid vaccine or a booster shot even while feeling under the weather, the simple answer is yes. if you're having mild cold symptoms such as congestion, sore throat or stuffy nose. you can still get
a covid-19 vaccine or booster. but if you have a fever above a 101 degrees you might want to hold off and reschedule that appointment. doctor peter chin. hong with ucsf says if your symptoms are more severe trade. the vaccine appointment for a covid test. and with covid, it's appear traditionally with. >> you wake up in the morning, you can smell your coffee. you have a fever and you feel short of breath. that's kind of like the classic covid. you probably don't have alterations in taste and smell. you may also get a fever, but so leaks and probably more of the game. if you're vaccinated, you have breakthrough covid. it's going to very, very similar. so that's why you can tell and you need to get tested to really sorted out. the directive is the same for children and adults. doctor chin-hong says if you have active cold symptoms. >> the over the counter covid tests from cvs and walgreens
are very good at picking up whether or not the symptoms are actually covid. >> next. tonight on the news at 8, the rush to get home the holidays under way. what time you should hit the road tomorrow. if you want to avoid a lot of traffic plus finding a solution to the smash and grab robberies. new action in the south bay as another story gets hit. and when is the best time to get those black friday deals. well, that depends on what
>> people packing the airports. and then if you include, you know, and mother nature in all this. you know that it is kind of developing that recipe no cancellations and delays. >> millions of californians hitting the roads and heading to the airport in run last rush to visit their loved ones for thanksgiving. according to aaa air travel is seeing the highest one-year increase on record and that could cause some problems. triple says that a labor shortage in airports combined with holiday travel is the perfect storm for flight cancellations and flight delays. if you still have to catch a flight it is recommended that you leave the house at least 2 hours before the flight and always check the flight status before you walk out the door. triple a also says that the majority of travelers are choosing to drive instead of fly this year about 7 million californians are traveling for the holiday in about 6 million of those will be packing into their
vehicles to hit the roads and that could make for a messy commute. kron four's ellis of the moni and joins us now with what you need to know before you go, a of people are thinking of heading out the door any time soon. they should probably wait just a little bit longer and that's because triple a says according to previous years. >> apparently 9 o'clock is the best time tonight to leave again. that's based on past trends. but partly that's best time to hit the road. so taking a look at the traffic maps here. highways are clearing up pretty nicely. and we're seeing some green on the map, which means that there's no traffic. but taking a look at the east bay. it seems that we're still seeing a little bit yellow around there. so the worst commute will actually be on. i 80 eastbound between 5.88 and san pablo dam road triple a reports of congestion out there will come up by 300%. so if you're not leaving until tomorrow to make sure to get up and get out early. 11:00am is probably the latest that want to leave the house and that's because the worst traffic is expected between noon and 03:00pm
tomorrow. so make sure you're on your best behavior. when you drive out there, a california highway patrol is already in the middle of the maximum enforcement period that actually started at 6 o'clock tonight and will be in effect until midnight on sunday. during that time. that's when chp officers on patrol. they're doing seatbelt checks and they're on the lookout for speeding as well as truck drivers may be. you don't have a long drive ahead of you just have to commute to the airport. you still want to plan sofo tweeted out this picture showing the just how full parking lots where this morning, if you can see the picture, i guess head over to twitter to look at that. but if you haven't already booked your parking for thanksgiving day. the airport is asking travelers to consider different transportation systems like bart or taxis rideshares to ken and pam, back to you. all right, thank you. let's check on the weather forecast is for moving into the. >> thanksgiving holiday. this is a live look at the san mateo bridge with its pretty busy right now. yeah. for 8 35 at night to a lot of vehicles
out there getting to grandma's house to get ready for that turkey dinner or standing by with a look at what to expect just wait till 9 o'clock. relays are going to be loaded out there tonight know who knows. but folks, if you're traveling around. the good news is the weather cooperating very nicely. clear skies. sometimes this time of year. you have some of that to leave fog to worry about that ground fog that can make things very difficult to travel in of course, that could affect the flights to. but right now we're looking good. no reports of delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose looking good there. and hey, how about the monterey bay tomorrow. beautiful weather on a thanksgiving day. low 70's in the carmel valley 69 degrees in carmel. how about 71 degrees in monterey. clear skies notice the areas shaded in blue here that is a frost advisory. so a chilly start the morning into sleem this and down the valley. but of that looking good southern california. we've talked about the winds there. the temperatures going to be something else. 70's even 81 degrees in anaheim on a thanksgiving day and how the high country you want to head up there and enjoy the beautiful mountains. well, if
you're going up in the tahoe, those temperatures will be running up in the low 50's in fact, if you're sticking around for the holiday weekend. going to keep nice weather pattern intact as we're going to see partly cloudy skies, but no rain that could affect your travel plans around the bay area tonight. it's going to get chilly out there. frost advisories going up in the north of the east bay effect in the north bay. some of these lows in around santa rosa, get the napa area. we're talking mid 30's maybe down the upper 20's in and around santa rosa. so some cold temperatures there. not quite as cold. but still the possibility of frost in the parts of the east bay. those temperatures going to be chilly down into the 30's all around the bay area bundle up. we're in for a very cold night ahead. chilly temperatures a little frost to start out the morning. but by the afternoon, tomorrow, what a day. it's going to be a lot of sunshine and these temperatures warming up in the 60's and the 70's idea. get out there. go for nice, good walk in the morning and then enjoy work up your appetite. yeah. he sure. we'll all right. thank you.
>> in the east bay, felony charges have been filed in connection with the weekend retail theft in walnut creek. police say about 90 people storm the nordstrom story and broadway plaza and stole up to $200,000 worth of merchandise. officers say they arrested 3 people. 30 year-old, dana dawson, 32 year-old joshua underwood and 19 year-old ronnie robinson. they are all set to be arraigned on monday. >> in san francisco, 9 suspects charged in connection with a string of mob thefts in union square had their first court appearance today san francisco district attorney chesa boudin says his office has filed felony charges against 9 people for the smash and grab crimes. similar mob style break-ins and burglaries occurred all over the bay area last weekend. >> another big story tonight, south bay officials announcing a united front in trying to address the retail sash center threatening to disrupt holiday shopping. that same time. police say they arrested 2 men in connection with 2 more shopping mall theft kron
four's rob fladeboe has the latest from san jose. >> private security in san jose police making themselves visible here at oak ridge. another shopping malls in san jose at the same time, officials pledging a strong response to the rash of retail plaguing the bay area. >> investigators from all over the bay area and all over the state have already begun to uncover much of who is behind these crimes how they're operating and how to arrest them. >> the extra security comes amid 2 more at the macy's stores at both oak ridge and valley fair in san jose 19 year-old doing huntley in hayward and 22 year-old raheem lewis of antioch are accused of stealing $4,000 worth of perfume and cologne mall. security suspects. the pair were part of the crew whose plot to rob valley. fair was foiled on sunday. >> this behavior, these activities are not welcome in our city. we will continue to be at the malls. we will
continue to be watching and we will respond to any of this type of activity calling on the city council to fund a crime fighting strategies like license plate, reading technology. >> was mayor sam liccardo. we know. that would technology. our officers are able to do more. >> are able apprehend many who. have been involved in these organized criminal effort and we want to ensure they have the resources they need. >> despite some evidence that some of the lawbreakers may be armed. officials said it still safe to go shopping. >> my family and i will be shopping this weekend because i know that our police departments are ready. the store security and our malls are ready and our joint investigations in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> still ahead. one bay area food bank working overtime every day to help keep our communities how you can lend a hand. >> plus, there's not enough snow on the slopes, an early start now turning to a delayed
ski season. >> when the resort say they may finally be able to open up. >> but fir.t, the friday after thanksgiving is still considered the biggest shopping day of the year for retailers. w ♪ 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 ♪
and over and found the 75% of them are going to avoid online shopping for gifts this time the shift may be related to fatigue connected to the covid restrictions and also the desire to get back to normal activities depending on what you are looking for. on black friday some days and times maybe more financially favorable than others. according to a study by the deal website called promo bit. if you are looking for clothing, especially women's fashions. the best time to get a deal is thursday and friday at 09:00pm smartphones peak between 11:00pm thursday and 02:00am friday and you can get a good discount on a computer between the hours of 07:00pm thursday at 02:00am on friday. if you're in the market for a new television. your best bet according to the website, is about 10:00pm on thursday night. >> making sure your food doesn't go up in flames what you'll need for a safe thanksgiving dinner next. and
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daily mission. kron four's phillipe djegal reports from mountain view where one group never takes a day off. >> every day during the pandemic breakfast and lunch are served at the day worker center in mountain view and the home cooked meals made from scratch or free and good times. they workers going to view. it is more on mound for the meals unfortunately. now they are not able to do it and we are so happy. be able to support a ban maria not is the executive director of the nonprofit, a lifeline for the day labor community which is struggling to make ends meet. the past 20 months off thing we have people even in cars. we've got heat for a bit break launch with their home. finally is heartbreaking. but what lifting its the gratitude extended by those who stopped by his for owners that if had like last year, the non-profit provided more than 23,000 meals. many of those being served lives nearby on the streets pour in there are
fees. >> worry about a says food insecurity is a year-round problem, not just during the holidays. i know it's hard finds know that people when do sell our game through the people time. >> but is the only way that we can succeed. that's like you might think the day worker center preparing to distribute meals for up to 40 families on thanksgiving. >> in mountain view, fully all kron 4 news. >> thanks thanksgiving staples include turkey mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce pot safety experts say a fire extinguisher should also be on this list this year according to fema about 2300 house fires were reported on each thanksgiving resulting in an average of 5 deaths. 25 injuries and a whopping 26 million dollars in property damage this year. it's expected to be even more destructive than last. >> people traveling more this year and going to get back together in big groups which involves a lot of cooking.
>> with more people expected to gather this thanksgiving health officials say make sure you keep your kitchens clear of crowds. stoneleigh flammable items near your stove. they also say to keep those children at least 3 feet away from the oven. >> the bay area, air quality management district is asking people not to burn wood on thanksgiving day that's in order to help prevent air pollution from increasing to unhealthy levels. air quality is expected to be in the moderate category tomorrow. but extensive wood-burning could cause air quality to become unhealthy a spare. the air alert is not in effect. wood burning is allowed, but it is strongly discouraged drought conditions have improved a bit 10 parts of the bay area. this is the statewide drought map looking at conditions last week versus this week. much of the north bay and northern california have been downgraded from exceptional to extreme drought conditions. still not great.
the recent rain did help us. but we are course. of course, need much more rain. and here it's rain in the mountains it's no several resorts across the tahoe area. we're hoping to be open for thanksgiving. but. >> this warm dry weather has melted those plans. malice is the only california ski resort currently open the snow that fell in october was enough that some resorts, including palisades tahoe and boreal open for a few days until the weather warmed up. and that's no disappeared. the owner of parks snowsports in roseville near sacramento says he's staying optimistic, knowing the resort's always end up having some kind of a season. >> it will happen when it happens. you know, we always got to be optimistic. we buy all the stuff back in january going into last year. we didn't even know the resorts. we're going to and pray for snow and hopefully get a good snow season. so a bunch of product and people go fun with it. >> with all the day's approaching resort managers are watching the forecast and hoping for the best. for now, the best to simply temperatures are cold enough
to allow for snowmaking. >> and now kron 4 sports from the 18 t fiber sports desk. >> the warriors hosting the 70 sixers tonight. golden state has been eating up their competition this season owning an nba best 15 2 record heading into this game. however, tonight they may go hungry the dubs played ugly in the 1st half, but they are battling back in the 3rd quarter. the score right now. >> things all tied up 7 or just philly with a 2 point lead tied up just a moment ago. 7573 that just ticked over. we'll have an update for you coming up at 9 o'clock, the forty-niners back to work today at levi stadium riding a two-game win streak into the weekend. it looks like san francisco may have turned a corner since destroying the rams home and then dominating the struggling jaguars on the road. however, head coach kyle shanahan says his team can't get complacent. the vikings come to the south bay on sunday minnesota is also 5 in
5 and fighting to stay in the nfc playoff picture. >> have an idea of the other team charters stuff like that going into it. but no, i think they've been battling back to the season just like we have 2 teams are probably playing better ball of the year right now and so i think our players are very well aware of from the film from what they've been doing on their numbers and a bunch areas could be real tough game. >> in college hoops. cal taking on 21st ranked seton hall in the consolation game of the fort myers tipoff for grant hiss of it. she was on fire for the bears scored 10 straight points in the 2nd half putting the bears of 3 with 5 minutes to go. he had 15 in the game. by the way, 10 seconds left countdown. one anticipates tried that last shot from deep seeing homemade their free throws from their pirates win. it 62 to 59 cal host fresno state on sunday. saint mary's taking on wisconsin in the maui classic championship head coach randy bennett in his 21st season. 7 minutes left point guard
tomika z the drive, the layup to put the gaels up by 4. but the patch ers. we're going straight to the bank late. johnny davis. not for the bank on that one floats in the tear drop. he had 20 points. wisconsin winds 6155 to take the maui classic title saint mary host uc riverside on monday. how about the you guys. you know, we were looking earlier they were down. yeah. you know, than they were a hit. we were you know, i was several games a season where they battle back in the 2nd half of city thunder's one of those games where they came out really slow and they're playing wells like down to their competition level. and also they came out on fire in the 3rd quarter. yeah, they've had a really great 3rd quarters all season. so. >> their second great. yeah. absolutely. thanks kaylyn. thanks, kyra. there is a lot to be excited about this holiday season. but there are some traditions. lot of people wish they could skip. >> what people say is the worst part about the holidays worst part about the holidays next.
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longer. what are your favorite parts of the holiday season. the food seeing family and friends getting gifts. everyone has different answer. the prompter starts and stops. but a new study reveals what people like what they dislike most about the holidays and it's having to wrap those get 52% of americans polled say they hate gift-wrapping just buy a gift. a 51% say they would rather pay to get gifts wrapped professionally. another thing people in the survey did not like about the holidays is the secret santa. they said that. >> they hated being roped into the gift exchange because they never know what to get their designated person more than half of the respondents also concerned about product shortages this year. shipping delays and rising costs. you know, we put so much pressure on ourselves for the holidays. it's kind of. >> just chill out a little bit well and just kind of haha. i can't take it. all right. that's it for us 8 vicki is
here with ella tonight. grateful gift. a gift right pressure of getting the right one. sure that it will weather threats love god. i really do miss the time the total by the tone of voice and they say, oh, thanks, >> sweater. i got alright, we still have time to discuss that. >> pam and ken. coming up tonight at 10, unfortunately while on the job at seemingly heart escape, gun violence here in the bay area. one of our own reporters was targeted in what police say was an attempted robbery in oakland and their security uard was struck by gunfire. and we're hall. so checking on. >> how they're doing also bay area leaders. they're continuing to come up with an effective way to respond to recent mob. smash-and-grab retail theft. stay with us for news at 9 is next.
>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at retail robbery crackdown bay area. prosecutors announced charges. >> against people accused of several brazen theft. good evening, everybody. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 9. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm ella sogomonian in for grant lotus tonight. just one day after san francisco's district