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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. i decided we're going to be. >> cautious, make sure there are no travel. to and from south >> temporary travel bans and a freefall on wall street this morning as a new covid-19 variant rattles world leaders and investors. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 5 i'm ken wayne grant lotus is off tonight. and i'm vicki liviakis it's being called on the kron variant and scientists say that this virus is heavily mutated. it's fast spreading and they're concerned that it could resist immunity. several cases have been detected now in south africa. the u.s. and
the uk are already taking precautions temporarily banning flights to and from south africa and a number of other african countries global markets also fell overnight in response to the new variant at last check. the dow is down nearly a 1000 points today. the nasdaq and s and p also taking hits of about 2 0.3%. kron four's rob nesbitt has been talking with infectious disease experts about this new variant and he joins us now live from the newsroom with more know what you need to know about on the crime. dickey. according to the california department of public health. there have been no known cases of mccrone variant here in california. >> experts say the vaccines response. the variant should put those who have gotten their shots at ease. almost 2 years into the pandemic and covid continues to mutate the on the kron is the latest strain the world health organization says it is highly transmissible. the announcement is affecting wall
street dropping the dow nearly 1000 points. and the white house is implementing new travel restrictions who call this a variant of concern, the who did not call it a variant of panic. doctor john swartzberg has been an infectious disease specialist at uc berkeley for nearly 50 years. >> he says the white house's response of restricting travel from 8 countries in southern africa w%n't be that effective. that's not going to help very much. it may help a little bit in terms of slowing the emergence of the virus around the globe. but it's not going to stop it. if the variant does spread to the u.s. he says worst case would be another shutdown, but that we already know the steps to avoid that masking social distancing not getting the other time to get settings on kron was first discovered by authorities in south africa. doctor monica gandhi with ucsf says that country's vaccination rate of 26% is why the variant is spreading so quickly discounting those believe the new variant will evade vaccines anyone. they put a swab their nose.
>> who who had the span of variant and their nose and their vaccinated. they're fine. they're totally fine asymptomatic. according to the cdc around 59% of people in the u.s. are fully vaccinated. she says anyone in the bay area who is part of that statistic should not be worried about the new variant hoping the u.s. and other countries can all reach herd immunity we need at least 75%. >> vaccination rate worldwide to stop it. >> the white house did not give details on the new travel bans except to say that restrictions will not apply to returning us citizens or permanent residents live in the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. thank you, rob. president biden says he's already met with members of the covid response team to evaluate their response. the new on the kron variant. in a statement released on the white house's website. the president is urging unvaccinated americans to get their covid vaccine is also stressing the importance of getting a booster shot. president also called for the release of intellectual property restrictions regarding the makeup of the
vaccines to ensure that they can be manufactured more quickly all around the world vaccine maker moderna says it is working rapidly to test its covid vaccine against on the kron variant. in a statement it said in part, the recently described on the crime. varian includes mutations seen in the delta variant that are believed to increased transmissibility and you take seen in the beta and delta variants that are believed to promote immune escape the combination of mutations represents a significant potential risk to accelerate the waning of a natural and vaccine. induced immunity. >> the fda says an experimental pill to treat mild to moderate cases of covid-19 is effective. but more input is needed. the agency posted its analysis of the pill today ahead of a public meeting scheduled for next week outside experts will give their opinions over its safety. there are concerns about potential side effects in pregnant women and possible
birth defects. the fda did note that the pill's maker merck did not collect as much safety data on medication as it did for other covid treatments. meanwhile, researcherd are working to determine if and when children and teenagers will need coronavirus boosters. infectious disease expert doctor anthony fauci says it is less likely children will an extra shot because of their robust immune systems. officials say pediatric studies are now underway and more information should be available next year. >> happening now see out in full force this looking for dangerous drivers out there as we look live at the bay bridge toll plaza. the agency kicking off its holiday maximum enforcement period on wednesday and you can see it is a fairly quiet out there all available chp officers will be on patrol until. >> sunday at midnight. there monitoring for seat belt violations. speeding distracted driving, of course, signs of d u i chief meteorologist lawrence karnow
joins us. i guess also be looking food coma. >> yeah. i any a food coma around the bay. what a thanksgiving. well, where the weather was spectacular to a look at the site outside we have right now this is awesome. get your cameras ready to go. it is just gorgeous. look at the skies lightened up over san francisco in the rest. the bay area. some high clouds up above as the sun is setting make for him for a beautiful evening on this friday night should be a nice night ahead to what that high cloud cover probably not going to be quite as cold. something to watch out for worse. it's a bigger swell is moving along the coastline. 6 to 9 footers there. so watch out for that. we've got a beach hazard statement that has been issued for the coastal sections and well, we're going to see wave subside overnight tonight, but still running large into the weekend. temperatures out the door right now. you've got a mixed bag about 62 pleasant in san jose 63 and fallout, though 60 right now in fremont, 64 degrees in pittsburgh. 57 degrees in the bottle. 54 and cooling off now in petaluma still 64 in saint lena. but high clouds, you see
him begin to move in right now is our ridge of high pressure breaks down just a little bit, but that ridge going to build right back in as we head toward the weekend. so looking at some very nice weather head out there right now. we've got that more of an onshore breeze begin to kick in instead of that offshore wind. so that is going to drive the moisture content in the atmosphere up a bit. that means we're not going to be cold overnight tonight. so instead those 30's, we're talking about some 40's for overnight lows across much of the bay area tonight. if you're stepping outside this evening, go fcr a little walk to work off that turkey coma those temperatures running in the 50's with some partly to mostly cloudy skies as we head towards 7 8 o'clock tonight. overnight tonight, those clouds continue to roll on through that as we head toward tomorrow morning. i think we wake up mostly sunny around the bay area. maybe a couple of patches of fog of that looking mostly clear. then as we head toward the afternoon. a lot of sunshine throughout the day. a couple of patches of fog begin a sticking along the coastline. but temperatures looking nice lows tonight. yeah, not as cold as it has been. so these temperatures dead, a 30's. we've got some 40's for overnight lows tonight and
then tomorrow we're enjoying a beautiful start. the weekend. those temperatures soar into the 60's, maybe even some mid 70's by tomorrow afternoon. >> all right. is shoppers were worried about mobs cleaning out the shelves before they could get you wouldn't necessarily know it from the crowds that travel down to the premium outlets in gilroy on this black friday as kron four's rob tells us there are some big crowds extra security apparently some bargains to be had as well. >> extra security here at the outlet shopping center in gilroy included police on horseback. a good idea because horseback was among the f stest way to get around throng of shoppers that turned out looking for black friday bargains. i i guess one say it didn't make a more doing the there was another security to as most people didn't seem too concerned about getting caught up in the organized theft occurring at shopping malls elsewhere in the bay area a
little bit. >> we obviously came really earlier. we're going to be leaving really early running out. i was okay and thinking about it now. more like i just want to go home because it's so crowded. haha the on management declined to comment on anything related to black friday. police did not respond to inquiries about its security detail, whether there were any reports of theft. >> one customer of the nearby home depot said he witnessed security chase another customer who left without paying for a car load of merchandise. >> open the door in run out of the store. and they don't this run of the street. >> security issues aside, black friday was back in a big way here at the gilroy outlets. amid what one merchant says is pent-up demand for the kind of deals not found online and it appeared a few shoppers left regard would be that michael >> that we have something 70. but the that's the that's one thing we bought something at
90's that that we have to get the next good. >> broad kron, 4 news. >> some shoppers are finding the kick start to holiday shopping isn't what it used to be several shoppers at the haas. he and a shopping center in dublin. tell us they're disappointed in the black friday deals it's not a surprise. analysts expected shoppers to experience a black friday blues period since this year. people can expect to pay on average 5 to 17% moreefor toys, clothing appliances and televisions at least compared to last year. this, of course, due to the shortages of shipping containers and truckers, which have helped delay deliveries. same time, inflation continues to creep up, but that didn't stop some shoppers walking out a best buy with some big ticket definitely some good deals, especially with the things i was looking at coming my daughter and i pretty much got >> the 32 getting so i'm pretty happy. just.
>> and the home much on sale as fisher was around a $100 off. >> there also no long lines at this best buy some shoppers say they actually miss that about black friday. what? >> well, black friday shopping. if you have anything left in you a number of local stores actually might see a larger crowd of shoppers for small business saturday. according to a survey by lendingtree nearly half of americans are planning to shop at small businesses this weekend with an average expected to spend about $305. it also shows 63% of consumers say the pandemic strengthened their loyalty to small businesses. experts estimate more than 20 billion dollars to be spent this saturday. and if you have plans this weekend around the bay area. you not be alone getting around town. according to aaa, the best time to hit the road tomorrow and sunday is before noon. the worst time tomorrow is going to be between 02:07pm. and
then on sunday, the worst time will be between one and 07:00pm as people return from their four-day weekend. we'll take a quick break. but coming up on kron 4 news at 5. it was a year ago today. >> actually was 6 months ago today that the deadly bt a shooting took place in the south bay. we're going to take on the victims are being remembered. >> and it was a bad ending for some people trying to get away from an illegal sideshow in palo alto. details ahead. but first, the search is on for this man wanted in connection with a string of burglaries on the peninsula. details on where this is happening and the suspect's getaway vehicle. ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪
>> police are searching for a burglary suspect was caught on camera. the burglary was reported tuesday afternoon in a quiet neighborhood and police believe the suspect is connected to other bird burglaries in that area. kron four's. gayle ong has the story. >> belmont police are looking for this man. home security cameras captured his photo seen in someone's backyard in the area of casa bone avenue and corona at boulevard tuesday around 1215, in the afternoon. a neighbor didn't want to show her face. but explained what happened when she got home the neighbors asked me to go check on the house because the alarm was going off and i. come to find out the guy that was sitting in front of my house was the one waiting to pick up the guys and broke into their house and get away. the neighbor says the suspect took off with laptops and
remembered seeing a light colored vehicle outside her home. police released a photo of a vehicle of interest, a silver 2021 jeep compass with a california license plate number. rv, the 3, 5, 2 police believe the suspect is connected to other burglaries in the area and are asking residents to review security cameras for any suspicious activity. longtime residents say they will be paying close attention. we have the ring camera and then we always try to leave a light on our cars and our driveway. but i mean, this is a safe neighborhood. it seems really scary. we've got a little kid. so. >> 7, really something to be worried about. so what can i do? you know, i don't go anywhere. >> and to pay attention and i watch out. that's all i can do. my home has a security system. i homeowner. >> which i haven't bothered to conduct it. i'm definitely going to go ahead and do that. >> and the belmont police department is reminding the community that thefts and burglaries are common around
the holidays and to take extra precaution. securing your homes vehicles and valuables reporting from belmont. gayle ong. >> kron 4 news in the east bay. the reward has been increased to try to cap support catch the person who shot a kron 4 security guard during an attempted robbery of one of our news crews. the total reward is now $25,000. police say the incident was an attempted armed robbery to steal camera equipment. shooting happened on wednesday at the intersection of 14th and harrison in oakland near the 12 street bart station. this is video from the citizen app showing the scene. the card is now recovering in the hospital. officers say they later found an additional victim involved in the incident. a berkeley man who was also taken to highland hospital for treatment. that man was apparently hit by bullet shrapnel. that's according to police. he has since been released from the hospital. our reporter was not physically injured. to the south bay. now vta employees held a virtual vigil to honor the 9 victims who were shot and killed just 6 months ago.
>> organizers lit candles and sang together to remember each of the victims and demonstrates how they're light continues to shine and their families and their communities. there were 2 vigils today. the second one is likely wrapping up right now. time now for another live look outside. we've been looking to the west where there is a gorgeous sunset. now we're looking toward the east at the twilight over the bay bridge twilight's with the bridge lights out there chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> walking on over working off this thanksgiving day. i definitely. i have one of those be cold. yeah. what what a day even though we work in the air was a good time and good to see you guys. happy thanksgiving to everyone. we are looking at just a gorgeous night. look at the sunset out there tonight in the fantastic just beautiful colors with those high clouds drifting up above, of course, high pressure overhead. it's kind of shredding apart a cold front of this. what's left behind are just some high clouds cruising on through.
but just filled with colors out there tonight and yeah, get your cameras. take a picture while you changes in a hurry other right now. your getaway forecast looking toward the airports. no delays being reported in san francisco. oakland or san jose serve some of the folks at it on home or maybe coming in for the weekend, then expect them to be here on time. southern california still dealing with some red flag warnings until this evening. temperatures tomorrow should be in the 60's and the 70's there plan to head up to lake tahoe and should be a nice weekend. the roadways going to be open and clear. watch out for a couple patches of fog overnight tonight, possibly in some of the central valley locations. you see the temperatures dropping off and the humidity on the rise. so we could see some patchy fog there. otherwise we've got some 50's across the high country and it is going to stay that way all weekend long. looking very nice. sunny and bright. in fact, maybe some low 60's by sunday in lake tahoe and then cooling down slightly come monday. but staying dry through that period. all right. speaking of southern california, they have the red flag warnings some of the power shut offs yesterday on
thanksgiving. red flag warnings are up until 6 o'clock this evening. you can see, though things have begun to change even though we are getting a little bit of an offshore wind right now in some of the interior parts. you see more of an onshore breeze along the coastline and expecting that on shore breeze to kick in a year as we head through the night tonight around the bay area right now also getting a little bit of a sea breeze. and you see some of those high clouds kind of moving on through too. otherwise it looks like a very nice evening around the bay area. get that high cloud cover up above and that will probably keep the temperatures from getting as cold overnight. so 40's for lows tomorrow fries. these numbers are going to be something else to your weekend about 74 degrees in fremont. 72 and warm and san jose 65 degrees in san francisco. 71 in mill valley next few days. keeping those temperatures on the warm side and dry throughout the weekend, too, as we'll see high pressure overhead really looks nice and dry the next 7 days with no rain insight. >> all right, lawrence. coming up here on kron, 4 news at 5 scrooge is made his way to san
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take a toll on a person's mental health can add to that the ongoing pandemic and knew him really have a recipe for stress. sarah mcdonald has some tips on how you can help yourself and others during this busy time of year. i think as we get closer to the holidays. i think we. >> our. >> we know we're going to see extended family. we know we want to get all or shopping done. and so the stress just begins to build and build and different people have different stressors hatchell to as an outpatient therapist with the vera says it's important to recognize those stressors. we know what stresses this out. >> it's usually not a surprise, whether it's money or whethet it's this time of year, whether it's you had a loss. >> a significant loss that this time of year, making sure you're getting enough sleep and staying physically active can also help. if you're dealing with stress exercise, that's usually the first thing to go when we are released even just walking around the block getting outside. it's not even just.
>> the workout as much as its sunshine. it's moving your body it's getting extra oxygen into your body. she says no matter what you're dealing with this holiday season. it's ok to ask for help. i think sometimes we think because when we're depressed or when we're anxious to doesn't show on a blood test. it doesn't show it's not a broken bone. it doesn't show up on an x-ray, but it doesn't make it any less real and it doesn't make any of the things you feel, any less >> so yeah, definitely. it's important to ask. it's not going to change unless you change something. >> that was sarah mcdonald reporting for us as always. if you need additional resources, talk to your doctor. and if you're looking for something to do today. that doesn't involve shopping. the east bay regional park district is hosting what it calls green friday free park day all-district fees will be waived for park entrance and activities and that includes parking the 90th annual
california state capitol tree lighting ceremony is set for next thursday. governor gavin newsom and first partner jennifer siebel newsom will host a celebration. it's set to start at 05:30pm next thursday, the open interfaith gospel choir and the san francisco men's chorus are among the this year's performers, 6 year-old how dia es month from dublin was picked to light the capitol tree with the governor and the first partner. and it's opening night for the broadway production of a christmas carol in san francisco. this broadway production of the dickens classic has won 5 tony awards and was adapted by playwright jack thorne, who also adapted harry potter and the cursed child for the stage. the cast includes 7 actors from the bay area, including san francisco, native sam fosse teen who tells kron 4 it was an emotional experience being able to return to the stage following the shutdown due to the pandemic. >> it. it's it's moving for all parties and the audience
and actors as and especially with this story, which is kind of a story of redemption rebirth and renewal. the timing is particularly and that just makes it kind of more emotional for everybody who is involved. >> a christmas carol premiere this afternoon at golden gate theater in the city. it runs one whole month through december 26th. >> and we've got more news coming up this hour. still ahead, 2 people are injured. one dog is euthanized due to and injury following a palo alto side show last night. but police say led to the crash that ended up sending 2 to the hospital. plus, today is a native american heritage day coming up, are our for so the money and gives us a look at local efforts by indigenous people to reserve their languages and their cuisine. and then later the biden administration is working to not just ease gas prices but to overhaul the entire oil and gas leasing program. how the changes are expected to help
tonight at 5.30, kron 4 always tracking local stories. and here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood. >> right now in santa cruz city leaders are going to hold a series of special meetings about county regulations regarding tiny homes. the county is considering allowing tiny homes with wheels to be considered permanent housing right now tiny homes are allowed in santa cruz county.