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frost advisories for most of the inland east bay from the tri valley on up 6.80, to concord out to antioch it out discovery bay and then also up in the north bay for marine county along one o one all the way up to the mendocino and lake county lines. >> and then across napa and sonoma valleys to these will be in effect until 09:00am this morning. multiple frost advisories and one look at temperatures, it's easy to see why palo alto in fremont right along the bay shore in down in the upper 30's double and you're at 37 degrees. petaluma at 34 in santa rosa at a pretty chilly 35 degrees. so whatever you do, just bundle up as you're venturing outside definitely need those jackets this morning, maybe get the ovens fired up and form the house up a little extra early too. >> back to you. john, thank you for that. also happening today glide in san francisco. they're going to be serving thanksgiving brunch to those who are less fortunate. this is video volunteer setting up this morning in covid protocols are going to be in place to ensure social
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distancing. the event will be held in an outdoor dining room under tents and glides can also be delivering meals to homeless encampments across the city this morning and they will be didn't carving hammond, turkeys and getting all of our meals ready for service and also be serving breakfast and lunch today. >> we'll have a team of volunteers that are going we have a roving vaccine to they're going to roving vaccinations. this after i think happened this morning and then also have a set of volunteers coming in to help celebrations services that as we have a lot of going on today. >> officials say there's going to be fewer volunteers this morning because they're trying to limit the number of people inside buildings. all right. well, happening now, chp is out in full force this weekend. they're looking for dangerous drivers. the agency kicked off its holiday maximum enforcement period yesterday. all available chp officers are going to be on patrol until sunday at at least midnight. well, speaking of the police, they are still looking for
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gunman this morning after a private security guard who was on assignment. >> with kron. 4 was shot in oakland. police say it was an attempted robbery that security guard is now recovering at the hospital. but this is video from the citizens app showing the scene. the guard underwent surgery for his injuries. at last check. he was in critical but stable condition this morning. the shooting happened near the intersection of 14th and harrison. that's right near the 12 street bart station. police say the robbers were trying to steal our reporters camera equipment. at least 5 shots were fired. our reporter wasn't hurt, but it's common practice for bay area television stations, including ours here kron 4 to send reporters and photographers into the field with private security while covering stories in the past. a number of bay area news stations have been targeted for their camera equipment. right now. there's a reward of more than $17,000 for any information leading to an arrest in this case. >> yellow crime has been an ongoing problem in oakland so far there have been a 124 homicides this year and even
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more shootings. take a look at the latest crime numbers from opd. you can see in general violent crimes have increased 11% from last year. homicides have gone up 22% armed assaults have increased by 28 robberies of all of 16 and carjackings have increased 85%. police chief leronne armstrong spoke to the media just the other day after a violent weekend in oakland. well, the chief says his department needs help fighting crime and has called on city council to hold an emergency meeting on the matter. now council member lauren taylor says a special meeting is planned for early in december this weekend. she's armstrong says police are going to be using tactical teams to address the roving gangs that are expected to come into the city and he says is going to be increasing staffing to address the violence in general mayor libby schaff released a statement reads in part in oakland. our police department increased staffing throughout this busy shopping weekend. also at the next city council meeting. our administration. it's going to oppose adding an additional
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police academy to continue our efforts to properly staff. the oakland police department oakland is currently at 680 officers. the lowest in a day cade that our residents and local businesses deserve safety and properly staffed. police departments to respond to the emergency calls and to prevent burglaries before they happen. in the north bay. police say 4 teenagers burglarized an apple store that was in santa rosa, this all comes following a string of retail robberies in the bay area this holiday season. police officers responded to a smash and grab that yesterday morning in the santa rosa plaza. these are surveillance images from that store released by police. police say the teens took more than $20,000 worth of merchandise in this robbery. >> and he's a mayors in 3 cities are now teaming up to deal with the escalation of crime, including those dangerous smash-and-grab incidents that we've been seeing proper theresa stasi
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explains what they plan to do to try to 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, the 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. >> and so why did 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 storm didn't nordstrom stealing nearly a quarter million dollars in goods a few days. this week
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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, 5 people who are arrested in connection to a crime spree in san francisco's union square made their first appearance in court. they're all charged with multiple felonies for their alleged involvement in a smash-and-grab robbery at the
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louis store friday night. all suspects entered not guilty. pleas. a judge set bail for 2 of the suspects at $5,000. the other 3 were denied bail. meanwhile, palo alto police have arrested 2 women in connection to a massive retail theft in palo. alto. officials say that kiani jones and emani barnes are allegedly involved in a group of 30 to 40 suspects who attempted to break into the retail. the realreal on university avenue. it happened sunday night while the store was closed. police say officers arrested the 2 after they tried to leave the scene. they were found in possession of about $15,000 worth of stolen items. police are still investigating trying to find the others involved. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news a verdict has been reached in the ahmaud arbery murder trial. >> but the men convicted are still facing more charges. we'll tell you what's next. and after the break, new apps geared towards helping children learn how to save money. we'll have that when we
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get back. >> lots of sunshine across the bay area today from a cold and clear morning the 40's 30's for a lot of us to the 60's and 70's later today under some mild sunshine. i'm talking what to expect for your thanksgiving, your forecast.
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your money this morning. a growing number of financial startups are developing child friendly tools to try and teach kids. >> good money habits sort of been great to have grown up changing has the details in today's business report. >> many kids are not top financial literacy at all. the words just giving the kids an allowance but a host of new technologies can teach children how to handle money better. one is the missoula out from riga payments solutions which was recently recognized as a best in tech by the national parenting products awards. here's head of strategy and marketing dan after. >> we're dressing kind of that in tech gap for those 70 plus million gen z kids and teens. many of whom are just getting involved with mobile commerce. >> the mobile wallet virtual debit cards faces worth about 800 billion dollars in the
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u.s. alone. that means it's also right for hackers but missoula also protect child's identity cyber security expert and former fbi unit chief don coddling says the kids data can be hacked and they may not even realize that for years the whole idea that you hope to have some privacy as you grow up. >> and not have your data protected is impossible. you have to have both of those things simultaneously. >> chief mom, ambassador of moms meet any douglas as the apps can not only teach kids budgeting but also independents example. my teenage daughter wants to buy holiday gifts you know, for our friends and she wants to. >> and have more independence on that. and now she she is is this app to earn her her allowance and she can use the app, the digital wallet to purchase things on our own. >> give nation. also tackles kids and money. but on a global scale and with a particular focus on charity. here's founder saint paul. so that's why give mission. here has a purpose really. >> you know, to really connect
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positive impact of money. >> many researchers agree that young children, even as young as 3 can grasp the basic idea of money and research shows that by age some and many of the money habits are already set mainly influenced by their parents from the nasdaq market site. i'm jane king with your thanksgiving day business report. >> thanks very much. burgundy to that off feeling that we're everyone. text each other. it just happened. that's that's how magic it's given. that's right. and boy, the i mean, the weather looks magical for today with just a shot behind its to that door is not here to enjoy tower that kind of because we started that. >> 7 today. if you're wondering why we weren't on for those hours. but war and i don't know. it feels like. >> 5 right now it is early the polls early july 8. >> for me it feels like we're getting a little bit closer to
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turkey. time in a long like the fact that it's sunny outside. yeah. it definitely feels like turkey time because it's cold outside so what they get the you have any doubt that it's time to the oven. and i got to step realize that it's pretty frigid out there this morning. so we are looking at coit tower, beautiful crystal clear cold, though we are seeing temperatures even for parts of the bay shore. >> looking freeman palo alto down in the 30's. definitely some 30's and in some case close to freezing in the north bay and east bay inland valleys. we have high pressure built up gonna keep us dry again and keep us mild in the days to come. not a whole lot of change going on here. we've got our sunny and mild afternoons in our cold overnight lows as we see temperatures really bottoming out under those clear skies friday. another nice one for maybe some black friday shopping saturday looks great. i know a lot of people going to be taken to the roads this weekend, saturday and sunday. all of it is going to be crystal clear and good for your travels. as far as today is concerned, a little warmer than yesterday for a few spots. as you can see we're
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still holding tight to those 60's, not a lot of movement there just yet saying carlos woodside mountain view each at 69 just below 70 degrees well, the south bay mostly in the low 70's. campbell and san jose each at 71 our warm spots today. union city and hayward. a nice 68 this afternoon, oakland a little cooler at 66 the north bay looking at temperatures ranging from the upper 60's to the low 60's fairfield and vacaville actually on the cooler side of things at 61 degrees today and tomorrow. believe it or not, are the coolest of the forecast. we are warming up from here saturday and sunday in the low to mid 70's and we stay in those 70's as we round out, though bam burr on tuesday and start december on wednesday. back to you guys. thank you for that 15 is the time and although thanksgiving is meant to be a time for families to come together. a lot of people. >> must rely on food, banks and donations to help put food on the table. you know, we saw a lot of people out there earlier with sarah stinson
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it's defined as food and security and has nicole burrell reports many americans are dealing with it. >> including some people you might not even expect. >> it's a hidden crisis in america. a problem that's existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions in the world long before the pandemic and despite a military budget of more than 700 billion dollars. thousands of active duty military families suffer from food >> michael, we have family. that was what how we definitely want to like santa carve unites volpe, a single income families single parent homes pandemic, job loss. there are many reasons american military families are struggling. according to feeding america, as many as 160,000 active duty service members have trouble feeding their families. sadly it's we've been hearing for years that military families are struggling with food insecurity. and unfortunately
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the problem has only gotten over the past couple of years. it's been exacerbated by the pandemic has so many problems have the problem has become so widespread military adjacent organizations like the armed services ymc a and blue star families have set up food banks near major military bases and feeding america which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks across the country. >> says roughly 30% of troops in the most junior enlisted ranks report facing food insecurity during the previous year. really depends on the time inside. >> have only been there for 5 years. so. the longer we stay and obviously the more you get paid. so. when you're just starting out, it's a lot tougher. it's a problem that would be resolved. >> as the service member is promoting spends more time in the military. and as the military spouses able to find employment. for the military
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family experiencing it. it's a crisis in something that needs to be >> one solution can be found in the food stamp program, better known as snap but not all military personnel who need the program qualify. the benefits are administered by each state but eligibility for food stamps requires military families meet certain income requirements. >> and that everyone does their housing allowances are taking into consideration when calculating eligibility. which puts most military above threshold for eligibility for snap benefits. according to the u.s. department of agriculture as recently as 2019 approximately 42 million americans were receiving snap benefits including 22,000 active duty service members, 213,000 national guard members reservists and more than 1 million veterans. >> meanwhile, the usda says
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it, quote, supports american heroes and aims to make certain our military members and their families have the assistance to meet their nutrition needs. we are currently reviewing our policy interpretations regarding basic allowance for housing to ensure that we are providing accurate access to snap for our dedicated military members and veterans. there's a lot of embarrassment surrounding this. the very people we rely on to protect and defend this country struggling to put food on the table as recently as last week, defense secretary lloyd austin announced plans to increase housing payments to many troops and increase ways to combat hunger across the force. according to austin troops have enough to worry about and basic necessities like food and housing should be one of them very few jobs out there where you can say this. but if they're not fully focused on the job at hand. it can be the difference between mission or failure. >> and sometimes even lyford >> that was nichole berlie reporting for us this morning.
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the national military family association has been a voice for military families for more than 50 years and they tell us that they're hoping to work with congress to address the issue preventing military families who need help accessing snap benefit. 20 is the time now in congress has a busy slate ahead when lawmakers return from the thanksgiving holiday next monday and they're going to be busy. democrats still have to get the president's build back better, bill to senate. >> and without any republican support. plus congress only has until december 3rd to pass a government funding bill. >> quite a few really pressing issues that deal with the very functioning of our government. i'm concerned about something like raising the debt ceiling for anything that looks like the build back better plan. >> yeah. the 50 50 split ip the senate means the democrats are going to need every single democratic vote. if they want that bill to pass. >> coming up with the kron 4 morning news thanksgiving dinner may have to cost a little more this year now, lawmakers and washington are debating who's to blame. we'll
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>> well, you may have noticed that your thanksgiving dinner cost a little bit more this year. which is expensive everything she's be going up. i know that in dc we have republicans accusing the biden
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administration not doing enough to help. >> with these rising prices and some democrats are blaming the poultry industry itself. we've got anna wiernicki to explain. >> this year's thanksgiving feast is costing americans more according to the american farm bureau, a dinner for 10 is up 14% compared to last year and the most expensive item on the table the turkey cost of frozen turkey is the highest in history. >> things like potatoes, butter. pumpkin pies. even saul cost more than they did a year ago. republican senators john cornyn and john kennedy say americans are paying more for nearly every ingredient like gravy with your with your turkey. >> well, get ready to pay 7% more for gravy. kennedy says the biden administration isn't taking the issue seriously enough white house officials perch and inflation. if you ask it's just temporary. it's just temporary problem. camper
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area, ranch where we are and there are abundance of turkeys available. white house press secretary jen psaki says while any price jump is a concern for the president. the average turkey is only costing americans roughly $0.5 more per pound there are about one dollar more for a 20 pound bird, which is a huge bird. if you're feeding a very big family. the white house as supply chain congestion caused by covid-19. is the reason consumers are seeing higher prices. but massachusetts democratic senator elizabeth warren accuses the poultry industry a foul play through quote, excessive consolidation and price-fixing ahead of the holiday. she's calling on the justice department to investigate in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. >> coming up as you get ready to cook your thanksgiving meal. we have some safety tips from experts want you to stay safe today. we'll be right back after the break.
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>> and we're back at 8.28 happening today. the salvation army is going to be delivering meals to seniors. great work they do in a year left. as you know, is all happening. >> and san francisco and volunteers are going to be practicing social distancing to keep each other safe still kron four's sara stinson is live this morning with the details. good morning, sarah. happy thanksgiving. >> good morning. happy
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thanksgiving you a mass says it all says kindness and that's what we're seeing out here from 500 volunteers, pulling up going to get one of these boxes to several of the xbox. you can see right here. they pull up and then the volunteers here load up the truck or the car with the boxes and then they deliver the food to thousands of seniors in need. those homebound seniors there's a 4,000 homebound seniors will receive boxes today of food. not only will they get, you know, hot meal on thanksgiving, but they will also get a smile and some weren't some. it's a smile that many of them haven't seen for a while now. joining us live here is major madsen. he has been with salvation army san francisco for how long that been here for 2 and a half years. yeah. and then my salvation army has set little baby. i've grown up in yeah. >> so you're generational and there's also generational volunteers absolutely putting
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your very own son. yeah, my son and daughter, they're both. they were fallen on told. but your son is loving it. >> tell me what it means to be out here. and what you're seeing from volunteers, what you like you said your mask says it all behind us. the salvation army were offering kindness hope and a second chance through everything that we do all year round. but today. >> we want to make sure that the folks that are stuck in their homes. the most vulnerable population, the seniors that can't get out. we're providing these meals were delivering into that. there are 4,000 people today. >> yeah. and then that's just today. but tell us what you do year round. >> you're around every night people may not realize this, but every night of the year about 750 people the night in a salvation army that in fact the building right behind us is the salvation army harbor, light facility where people come. it's a residential program. they get off of drugs and alcohol. get rehabilitated get back into society. we've got programs all over the place for seniors for kids. and we've got things going all over. and i tell you the stuff that you see happening here that doesn't happen.
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>> without and this is an important part of the season. this is this is how we raise money to do what we do. so we need get the word out there. we've got to get it coming up. right. we've got to get the money in the cattle so we can continue to do what we do. so true. >> now. pan over so we can show exactly what happened to get the boxes. those are chock full of food. tell us what's in that box. >> well, these these boxes that you see him with the ex is these are dry packs. everybody's going to receive freshen fresh food is going to have turkey. it will have gravy and stuffing yams and at some good stuff. these right here, though. these are dry packs, which is which is got all of non perishable items so that they can open on both up and have a really nice meal. >> that's amazing. what do you think it means to the seniors. i mean, i've i've seen them myself. i know they do feel some some just warmth seeing a human being. you know, for a lot of these folks. this is the only face they'll see
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today and it gives them a true reason to be thankful tyat somebody went out of their way. brought them a meal said happy thanksgiving and that makes goes a long way. >> would you want to say to the people at home not only to give back to organizations like salvation army. but on this thanksgiving, it's been a tough 2 years now. >> if covid taught us anything. it's the power of community and a city like san francisco. when we come together, there's nothing we can't accomplish. and so let's get out there let's do this. yeah. volunteer. >> if you can't volunteer, maybe. donate some money because you tear time or donate your time or your money. right. that's right. and and every dollar that that is is raised here, stays here and it's an investment in your so true. well, we're going to be out here come showing what's going on. we've got about 30 more minutes 45 of people coming by are trying to talk to people to see. >> how they feel volunteering. so we'll send it back to you guys. hopefully at 9 o'clock. we'll get a good volunteer for
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you guys. look, they pull up right here and they get that box when we can pan over c they talked to the volunteers. james ran. i'm sure you can tell from just seeing what we're showing here. it's a well oiled machine and for people truly care trying to make a difference on this thanksgiving. a beautiful sight to see and happy thanksgiving to everybody at home. we're all thinking of you. so back to you guys in the studio i love it. thank you, and that's just a reminder for us to be. >> thankful for what we have right. we gather today with family and friends just. >> make that mental check my bag or focus on what we have and what we don't makes today a little that's all right. we got john in the weather center with your thanksgiving day forecast. good morning, john. what we do have today he is sunshine and that's going to make your thanksgiving that much smoother, at least as you're heading outside to do some shopping as maybe you're doing. >> that dining outside later
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on today. whatever the case mother nature is making it easy for us. your view outside at our berkeley hills. cam is showing you the clear beautiful conditions that we do have overhead across the east we are seeing lots of sunshine into the afternoon. that same clear skies, though, have didn't temperatures falling dramatically overnight in the 30's this morning for a lot of areas frost advisories for the inland east bay as well as the inland north bay through 09:00am this morning as we do see temperatures in the 30's for many spots palo alto, you're still sitting at 39 a quick change of pace for the inland east bay, though you're rising quickly back into the low 40's under that sunshine, 30 still for the north bay santa rosa. our coldest spot on the map right now at 35 degrees. rural areas, even colder than what you're currently seeing. i'm talking a very nice afternoon in the rest of your forecast. james. and right now thank for that, john. so let's turn to some national headlines this morning. all 3 defendants in the ahmaud arbery trial were found guilty of murder.
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>> yeah. the convictions carry minimum life sentence is lauren lister has that story for us. >> cheers outside a georgia courthouse after a jury finds all 3 men charged in the killing of 25 year-old ahmaud arbery guilty of murder. arbery's mother reacting. >> a long hard but god is i never thought this day would come to this day coming after a 13 day trial. 11 hours of jury deliberations and following national outrage. after the video of arbery's twenty-twenty shooting was made public and now dallas murder. >> we the jury find the defendant. travis mcmichael guilty. felony murder. we the jury find the defendant. greg mcmichael guilty felony murder. we the jury find the defendant. william our brian guilty. >> a father and son and a neighbor found guilty of chasing and killing arbery as he was jogging in a
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neighborhood near brunswick georgia. the defendants claiming they were conducting a citizen's arrest of arbery believe he was responsible for local burglaries was shooter. travis mcmichael claiming self-defense. the verdict today was a verdict based on the facts. yes, based on the evidence and that was our goal was do the right >> civil rights leader al sharpton welcoming the verdict of 11 and one come out in the deep good up in the court lives do matter attorneys for each of the defendants already saying they plan to appeal. >> this is a very difficult day for travis mcmichael greg mcmichael. these are 2 men who honestly believe that what they were doing. was the right thing to do. >> well, as lauren lister reporting for us. the men still face a separate trial on federal hate crime charges. legal analysts say that the
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news thanksgiving staples including turkey mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie. yep cranberry it's got to have it potatoes, tomatoes land rent. okay. now that is that fire extinguishers don't forget. i know we don't often think of it, but it's something you need to have in hand on hand during the holiday season because according to fema, roughly 2300. >> house fires reported each thanksgiving with turkey's gone something on the stove catching fire. in fact, there have been up as we know, deaths in the past. 25 injuries. in fact, reported last year and a whopping 26 million dollars in property damage. and this year it's expected even more destructive than last. take a listen. >> people traveling more this year and going to get back together in big groups which involves a lot of cooking. >> so be careful with the crowd occasions act league as
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more people are expected to gather this year. people eventually more comfortable right. came back with their family. so here's some things you can do. you can make sure that you limit the amount of people that are in the kitchen at one time. also overfill the oil in the deep fryer an overflowing. yes. yeah. all those flammable items that maybe keep near your stove. you have season and things like that towels. taos. that's really important to keep those way. also the make sure that they're at least a few feet. more than a few feet away from up and it's like to touch things they want to get burned. so keep an eye on the little ones. it's a 41 on this thanksgiving day will take a quick break. right back in just a moment. financial planning is finding your home away from home. ♪ and, it's designing a plan to help get you there. start a relationship with citi and earn a cash bonus when you open a new eligible account and complete required activities.
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>> all right. we are back. it is 8.45. laplace just going by there at going. i don't know. someplace fun. i hope for thanksgiving maybe they better get going to turkey is going to be out in a few. we've got john with our thanksgiving forecast of people are going to be out and about john doing those short hops to family and friends. what we're looking at. looking at some good weather for it. at least here across the state, there's still continue to be rainfall to our north and some inclement weather across the rest of the country. but california not tapping into any of it because of this ridge of high pressure. we do have some very strong sant ana winds to the south, though, across southern california. if you do happen
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to be heading down that direction. not so much an issue here in the bay area. it's calm. it's clear it's cold this morning, but it's going to be mild this afternoon. as for our weather, it's pretty picture. perfect out there. good weather, even for getting outside enjoying that thanksgiving meal outside. maybe so dry conditions. nice clear skies. again, i mentioned santa ana winds to the south. that's not an impact for us here in the bay, though, we're just going to be looking at a few clouds passing overhead today still mostly sunny, though, tomorrow we stick with the mostly sunny skies for maybe some black friday shopping or some travels, whatever you may be doing this weekend. go ahead and do it without worrying about the weather so much easy peasy as far as this forecast coast, as far as temperatures are concerned today. we're back to the 60's. but we're also adding in a few 70's. only really for one region, though, and that will be you in the south bay should be some of our warmest of temperatures, including in san france are san jose and campbell at 71 degrees. fremont's very close to 70 degrees at 69 oakland. very nice at 66 a little cooler for
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inland valleys fairfield and vacaville at 61 and at the coastline, a range of upper 50's to low 60's. here's your next 7 days today and tomorrow, believe it or not, the coolest of your forecast. we get a little warmer into the weekend. that will take a lot more of us into those 70's and even some mid 70's that our warmest by saturday and sunday. back to you, john, thank you for that. well, california is the only place in the world where you can find naturally occurring groves of giant sequoia trees and their beautiful. you seen them ever experts used to think that wildfires didn't pose a threat to their existence, but they don't think that anymore. now we've got chippy owes to explain why. >> as huge flames started getting closer to giant sequoia groves in september. special teams of firefighters try to protect them taking special measures such as wrapping a protective foil around their bases. this here is the general grant, the second largest tree in the
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world. and one of the trees that firefighters and park workers used a very unique methods on in order to protect it during one of the recent fires, one of those methods involved setting up sprinklers next to the tree. firefighters were also taught what to do if the fire got inside the court hart was burning of way up top. >> this goes all the way up. they're going to get that hose, turn the pressure up and they actually stick the hose up into there. because really there's no other way you can get it from the top. can't get it with tools. so they're just they're out there think outside the box on some of these fires. the extraordinary measures put in place after thousands of remarkably fire resistant giant sequoias were lost to wildfires in recent years. such devastation. >> 10 to 14% of the entire giant sequoia population was once unthinkable. that's been really disturbing because we didn't think that was possible for these trees have evolved with fire for thousands of
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years say the existing with fire for thousands of years. >> and something in the last couple years driven by changes in climate and hotter conditions. drier conditions. a difference in fuel loading. all of those things combined have created the conditions where these trees. are now struggling to survive. >> experts say one big reason for the unprecedented losses is decades and decades of fire suppression. let's explain for centuries. researchers say small to moderate fires sparked by lightning or other causes. >> would burn through the forest. every 10 to 20 years clearing the ground of smaller trees, brush and forest debris and providing fertile spots for sequoia seeds to landina grow. but in 1935 the u.s. force service adopted the 10:00am policy. that is it would try to put out every fire by 10:00am the day after it started that policy. however, allow the density of those for us to grow unchecked
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for decades combined with the drought and hotter temperatures. all that dry forest buildup can now turn small to moderate fires into infernos. big enough to reach the top of giant sequoia trees and killed them. the fire gets off the ground gets into the canopy. a 100 to 200 feet off the ground. >> and incinerate these ancient trees. these 1000 to 2000 year old trees turns them into the world's biggest blackest toothpick. well, that was chip yost reporting for us. >> well, let's talk bay area basketball now, the warriors at home taking on the philadelphia 76 ers. and if you watch the game, you know the filly got out. quick to an early lead. in fact, they pretty much dominated the whole 1st half. but then steph curry caught fire in the second. so to the rest of the team that defense was on point. but staff led the way 25 points on the night. his brother seth for philadelphia had 24. but in the end it was
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wiggins. it was t it was tv and then the rest the bench, they really came through golden state with a final one. 16 to 96 warriors now 16 2 on the season to be taking on the portland trail blazers next will be tomorrow night at the chase center very nice. and the while the forty-niners are getting ready to take on the vikings this sunday. >> both teams are looking to stay in the playoff picture. san francisco's looking for its 3rd straight when it looks like the niners may have finally turned a corner after being the rams at home and then dominating the jaguars on the robot head coach kyle shanahan says the team can't get complacent. >> you have an idea of the other teams are 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 in a bunch areas. it's going to be real tough game. >> we'll kickoff for sunday's
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game is set for one 25 at levi stadium. >> we'll take a break. a 50 to time. we'll be right back.
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the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. tension builds... the plot twist the hero prevails in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier.
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>> well, the holiday shopping season is in full swing and some websites are working to help you find the yes. anything to save money. right. we've got rich demuro explaining in today's. >> tech smart. slick deals is
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one of my favorite web sites. in fact, i visit on a daily basis. people post deals and then others vote up the best ones. >> here are some of the hottest trending deals. they're seeing this holiday shopping season. >> everyone wants a deal. and with the holiday shopping season in full swing. a little research online can go a long way. >> slick deals is all about shoppers helping shoppers seeking is a deals expert with the website which has been helping shoppers since 1999. we have a community of millions of users who are constantly vetting and voting on the best deals online at any given time. king rounded up some of the hottest deals users have been seeing recently. just don't expect discounts on the biggest gaming consuls. they're going to be difficult to find. you're probably not going to see deals on them. if you want to get into virtual reality populace is on sale. many retailers have it for $50. last plus a $50 gift card to a
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$100 in savings for probably the best vr headset. the thing it if you've got your eye on a new fire tv streaming device now is one of the best times to buy amazon devices. many are at their lowest prices of the year like the cube at $80 and the 4 k stick at half price. this is my personal favorite tv deal this year. it's the samsung frame tv. typically $1500 down to 9.99 normal tv as he hit the power button and just turns off this one, we have the power button. it switches over to frame mode and looks like a picture on the wall. and yeah, exactly. watch for discounts on air pods as low as $159 for the pros at walmart. this is the best deal that we've seen on a pair of airpods pro. and finally a fantastic deal on a kitchenaid mixer makes it nearly 50% off even mind. these are normally over $400 for mixer. so you're getting. really, really great deal on i'm rich demuro and you. >> are tech smart. thank you,
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rich. all right. coming up in the next hour of the kron 00:00am morning news organizations all across the bay area are working to give back to people. this thanksgiving. we'll talk more about that coming up in a live report.
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news at know.
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>> good morning, everybody. 09:00am on a thanksgiving. thank you for joining us. i'm james fletcher. radar be in for daryn fulsome. and we are celebrating this thanksgiving and talking about things we're thankful for i'm thankful for you. thankful for my family this year in the bay area thankful ice. our health and thankful that we've got beautiful weather. this holiday special for people to still have to drive around nice clear conditions. that beautiful weather just making this thanksgiving spoke. but smooth air for so many people. >> so i think a lot of people are really thankful for that for sure. we are going to be seeing skies today. remaining nice and sunny, if you're doing some shopping today, all those last-minute errands or maybe you just want to take that thanksgiving meal outside really not a bad day for it. we've got clear skies at the coastline. a couple people walking around out there. i've seen a half moon bay love this view. just kind of slows things down on a busy morning. i'm sure for so many people. a cold start, though we do have frost advisories remaining 4
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really just about 15 more they expire at 09:00am this morning for the inland east bay as well as the north bay. and it's kind of easy to see why. because we are starting to see temperatures climbing under all that sunshine we've had. we started the morning. the 30's for palo alto in fremont. now it's solid 40's the same was the case for the inland east bay in the in the north bay. now, we've only got one 30 left on this map. and that's for you and say only that 38 degrees temperatures wasting no time climbing this morning. that's going to set us up for an afternoon in the 60's and even low 70's. james marina, thank you for that. john. okay. so happening today. we've got the salvation army doing what they do. great every year. there. >> helping and this time around, they're delivering meals to seniors. yeah, it's really nice to see this. that's happening right now. volunteers are going to be practicing social distancing are still in the pandemic. prop 4. sarah stinson. >> live in san francisco this morning. you've been talking to volunteers. sarah. how's everybody feel out there today.

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