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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at >> tonight at 5 is positive. covid cases across the state continue to surge. california announces an extension of the statewide indoor mask mandate. good evening, everybody. welcome in to kron 4 news at 5. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis. california's indoor mask mandate will last at least into mid february. so says the state's top health administrator doctor mark ghaly during a teleconference today. he also spoke of concerns regarding hospitals and address the upcoming super bowl in los angeles. for now, that's still on kron four's. dan kerman listened in and
joins us live with the details. good evening, dan. good evening, doctor. galley begin his news conference by stating the obvious that omicron is here. he went on to say that. >> many of the things the state has done to tackle covid over the last few years. those things have work. they've put california near the top of how to handle this and that will not be abandoned. that's one of the reasons they are keeping that mask mandate. wearing a mask while in indoor public places will continue at least for a little more than a month. >> and a teleconference wednesday. california secretary of health and human services announced the state is extending its indoor mask mandate, at least through february 15th, at which point they will decide whether to rescind it or extended again, look, you know where we are with our hospital >> looking at whether that pressure is going to continue whether we're coming over clearly coming that were seen things and that pressure and cool. >> well, doctor mark galli
says those facts and boosted are unlikely to get severely ill from the omicron variant california, emergency rooms and hospitals are filling up and state officials are concerned. >> this time last year that we were to peak on our total hospitalizations and that we so that he could about 53,000 total hospitalizations, not just covid all condition as of this morning. we were approaching 51,000 individuals in the hospital of the nearly 51,000 patients in hospitals. now. >> tcey're due to covid-19 and among those are many more young people. the good news is. >> hospital pediatric hospitals the state children's hospitals as well as many hospitals to take care of young people have well supported that they are able to take on the current demands and that many of the young people will go there and mated with covid and not being admitted to the icu pick used pediatric intensive care unit.
>> with cases skyrocketing in los angeles county home to next month's super bowl. the nfl is said to be looking at alternative sites just in case. but doctor gala gave no indication the state will put a stop to the game. i think californians are excited. >> justesee that i'm going to the work is to make sure that as it is a moving forward as planned mitigation strategies dead. >> 50 around that face. >> doctor galley also indicated the california pushing ahead with in-person schooling. no plans to move that online. he also talked about both students and adults need to ditch that cloth mask unless they have a surgical mask over it. and at the same time they can also go with a more secure and 95 or kn 94 mask. he says now is the time to really step it up over the next few weeks live in san
francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news. >> thank you, dan. the cdc's vaccine advisers have recommended pfizer covid boosters for younger kids. now that recommendation came earlier today. the fda had given approval monday. now kids 12 to 15 could be eligible for a 3rd shot, a boost or soon as tomorrow. the agency is also recommending that 5 to 11 year-olds who are it will compromise to receive a pfizer booster. 28 days after their second shot. >> teachers in san francisco are not happy with how the district is handling this current covid surge saying administrators just aren't doing enough to keep teachers and students safe. there were around 620 educators out sick yesterday alone nesbitt joins us now with what the union members are calling a failed response. rob. vicky. when you have more than 600 teachers and staff members out sick. it creates a headache with lesson plans. union members say the
san francisco school district should have already had a plan in place to handle omicron. >> the united educators of san francisco say they asked the district to have a covid plan in place back in august. but without results, union, president cassandra couriel says the district isn't doing enough to keep the virus out of schools. >> as u.s. does not require a negative test for adults or children to return to school buildings. yet. and does not have a vaccine mandate for poster mandate for adults. she says the district should provide kn 95 mask to everyone entering a classroom as well as have a plan in place to cover sick days when teachers test positive for covid >> request the san francisco board of education. president gabriela lopez supports after more than 400 educators were out sick monday and more than 600 called out tuesday classrooms with students who don't have the necessary people and supplies. >> we needed in order to safely learn anyone who knows. teaching know. these are not environment conducive to learning the union will be meeting with school leaders
thursday to discuss the request for mass testing in covid sickly correale says the district's answers will decide of union members go on strike. we're talking about people's lives. >> our workers and the lives of those that they care for day in and day out. absolutely. a safe working conditions are not met, then it's very possible. people are working in conditions that are unsafe and that is not ok. >> doctor vincent matthews put out a statement today responding to the union's claims. coming up on kron 4 news at 06:00pm. hear what he had to say about masking and testing in schools. live in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. >> thank you, rob. in the south bay, long lines of people waiting sometimes for hours to get a covid test for charles clifford report testing be it regular or rapid is still a problem. nearly 2 years into the pandemic. >> right now. i'm standing along sky port drive here in san jose. this is very close to the airport behind me here. there's a long line of cars of people waiting to get covid 19 test.
>> outside kaiser permanente sky port medical offices in san jose on wednesday. cars were lined up for hours. most of the people here had made appointments ahead of time for their covid 19 test and took the day off from work when you've been in line. >> over an hour and a half. >> was it frustrating extremely frustrating. you said just take the day off. they do. you know, i the books were they expect >> they're done across santa clara county covid cases are skyrocketing pushing up the demand for testing. and it's not just sick people trying to get tested. many students are returning to school. required to be tested for covid 19 international travelers often need to show a negative test before they can board the plane and some people like enrique have other medical issues that require covid testing waiting in line for it can be streamed for in san
jose. charles clifford kron 4 news. >> the fda is issuing a statement warning people who are using at home covid tests. they say that people should only swab their noses, not their throat when using the test. the statement is in response to some viral, social media post which claimed that throat. swabbing produces a more accurate sample. but the fda says users need to follow the instructions on the test and that swab your throat actually could contaminate your sample. they say that throat swabs should only be conducted by a professional. in other news, despite heavy rain storms and record snow fall last month. much of california, believe it or not, is still in a drought state. water officials say the next few months are going to determine whether or not we're going to pull out of the drought. they hope for more rain and snow in that time. but for now they're predicting the dry conditions to stick around. all year long in an attempt to save water. the state water resources control board has approved fines for homeowners who waste water.
there was ample snow in california in december, yosemite is seeing. >> record amounts in december 2 on the meadows recorded a 154 inches of what they're calling new snow. that is the amount of snow that falls in a 24 hour period. while the depth of the snow broke a record park officials said the water content was not the highest since records have been kept water content is determined by melting the snow and then measuring the height of the water. the one downside of all the fresh powder park officials at yosemite or warning of avalanche danger in some areas of the park. all right. weather time here as we keep it. and the high country. a look here at kings beach in north lake tahoe just a serene scene there in the high country. yeah. beautiful. looks like a water color. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now to talk about things change around
here just a bit. we did a few leftover showers early on this morning. >> and now all the moisture that's been around. that's leading to a lot of moisture the ground. so we've got some true ground fog out there tonight out toward the golden gate bridge around the rest. the bay area, the fog. >> will be the big weather story overnight tonight. not your typical advection fog. this is that ground fog as that means visibilities in around the bay area and some of the valley's going to be low overnight tonight, another cold front making its way into far northern california bring some showers there. for the most part, the bay area showers have come to an end. it's drying out the plenty of clouds remain outside tonight and the temperatures. yeah. they've got numbers in the 50's outside right now. dew points dropping off into the 50's as well. so it's not going to be long before we start to see that ground fog. really forming all around fact. here's the forecast visibilities with some of the fog you see right now she's far 7 miles and temperatures go to 10 miles in oakland. watch what happens overnight tonight as we start to approach the dew point you start to see more of that to fog forming office. and you see next to nothing and visibilities parts about
midnight tonight getting worse overnight tonight in the some of the valleys. and of course that fog going to sit there early tomorrow morning before lifting another chance of rain is on the way to we'll talk more about that a few minutes. all right, lawrence, when to take down christmas, decorations seems to elicit some strong responses. but usually. >> how to take down the tree usually doesn't prompt debate that is until now. take a look at this. somebody decided that actually showed their christmas tree out the window in san francisco. there she goes. the window located on the 5th floor of this building. so you can imagine it was quite a scene. let's watch it again. our 4 spoke with robert reed with recall, a g of san francisco about the do's and don'ts of recycling that tree. and why recycling the right way. such a good deed for the planet. >> well, we want we collect 500 tons of christmas trees during the first 2 weeks of january big part of the recycling effort in san francisco to keep all those trees out of the landfill.
take it out to the curb the night before your regularly scheduled collection day. >> and read ads that you want to make sure that you take out any nails that may be in the christmas stands. they can't really go through chippers in could and the injuring somebody, the mulch eventually goes to city parks and helps with drought measures by keeping the soil moist for plans to grow. coming up on kron. 4 news at 5 san francisco. police searching for a person who allegedly stolen dog from its owner. the latest on the search of this. >> service animals. >> plus, music's biggest night has been postponed when we come back, why the 64th annual grammy awards will not happen as scheduled. >> and another shooting on the bay area freeway kills an alameda county sheriff's recruit. we have the latest on recruit. we have the latest on the investigation. i was hit by a car and needed help. recruit. we have the latest on the investigation. i called the barnes firm. that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes.
>> late this afternoon we learned the identity of the alameda county sheriff's recruit who was shot and killed as he drove home yesterday from training. we're also seeing pictures of him and investigators are asking now for the community to help as they try to find the killer kron 4 says reports. >> officials with the alameda county sheriff's office confirmed the identity of the academy recruit killed in a deadly freeway shooting as 28 year-old, david with in your career and you remember anything happened. >> you know, i've i've i've
asked certainly don't remember this in my career and i've asked some people have been around a little longer retire people. they don't ever remember anything like this happening either. and take care the person was was murdered and that nobody can remember that you're looking at a solid video of recruit with leaving the highland hospital with the american flag draped over his body. the victim of a shooting tuesday on west bound. 5.80, heading toward san francisco. he was on his way home after recruit training with the academy. >> it was around 04:30pm with the california highway patrol responded to a call for a solo vehicle collision. so officers quickly determined upon arriving the individual involved in the crash and also been shot. >> the chp is leading the investigation through investigation. it was determined a round had struck the right front passenger window of the prius. >> and then struck the driver officials at the regional
training centers say peer counseling is being made available for any recruit who may need it. >> what you can about. >> yeah. according to the. academy people, i'm highly motivated. just a good. kind of a kind of a leader in the academy. so is this is tough for them. >> the california highway patrol has released no information on any possible suspects. investigators are asking any drivers with dashboard cameras traveling in the area around the time of the shooting to check to see if they may have recorded review. your footage. >> if you see anything that could be of use to our investigators. please notify us. >> in dublin has it made you cry on for news. >> the alameda county district attorney's office put out a statement that reads quote, on behalf of the alameda county district office in the entire staff. we send our deepest condolences to the alameda county sheriff's office in the academy class in which the
recruit was a part. it is a horrible tragedy that as he drove home from his academy training. he was senselessly shot and killed. our hearts are with his family during this time end quote. san francisco police are looking for a person who stole a 5 year-old service dog monday night. >> happened at the intersection of waller and octavia streets in the city. the service dogs, a german shepherd named summer. these pictures were tweeted out by sfpd police say that the thief grab summers harness and just took off towards market street. >> good grief. you measure stealing a german shepherd. i mean, you can imagine feeling any kind of dog are anything but. i mean, the gall, right. yeah. the cuts. but i mean, you've got big teeth. will french bulldogs. let's just say are built differently. yes, hopefully they find summer and all of the dogs that have recently been stolen. what. yeah, it's going all right. we're going to
switch gears and talk about the weather is that fog, lawrence. so that is true fog out there right now and might i say you guys have dressed marvelously today truly love the purple. thanks again. for we all got the memo kind all in sync yet today a good news out we've got that fog around the bay area. that's going to be an issue if you're traveling headed toward the sierra nevada boy. there's so much snow up there. >> it is just tremendous and there's still some more to come. this is a look at 80 on donner summit. you can see camera not shaking around like it has been with these storms coming through. so just the snow piling up on the side there. the roadways looking good. in right now looks like a good time to travel up toward the sierra nevada storm clouds do move in, though, on friday. so if you're planning on traveling on friday, be prepared likely to see another round of snow moving in and then a break for the weekend. but if you're sticking around, maybe in the monday, another system kind of slides in and then another one after that, possibly the following
wednesday. things staying on settled in the high country really got a time out your travel up for the sierra nevada in between the storms tomorrow looks like a good day. partly cloudy skies temperatures there in the 40's cool off snow clouds. roll back in on friday and then clearing out again on saturday and on sunday right now, most the heavy rainfall from this next system up in the pacific northwest. you some snow up toward much of organ in washington bay area. yeah. kind of on the southern edge again. so we're going to get a little bit of a break. but then as we get into what looks like a friday morning. maybe some of that rain coming right back in the bay area for the morning commute. a lot of fog show brown. the bay area. now more of an onshore breeze kicking in at this time. we're going to see more of that tonight and into tomorrow morning, some of that going to be pretty thick. so slow to burn off. so we'll keep the temperatures down just a bit highs tomorrow afternoon mainly in the 50's outside next couple days to chance showers make a return on friday. dry weather expected over the weekend. thanks, laurent's americans are getting one extra day to file
their tax returns this year. april 15th is the usual filing deadline. of course, this year. >> that falls on a friday. but emancipation days the following day. so the holiday will be observed in washington, dc on that friday. that means that federal offices, including the irs will be closed. so income tax filing day will be monday. april 18th that will also serve as the deadline to file an extension. if you are not able to get all of your numbers in receipts together in those extra few days. teeth. all right. speaking of numbers happening tonight. what would you like to win 600, 30 million dollars in the powerball lottery. the game's jackpot. >> was was vice this morning from 600, 10 million due to strong ticket sales. the amount of power ball set it is the 7th largest jackpot ever. if you do happen when you will get just over 400. 40 million bucks. if you opt for the lump sum payout. nobody has won the jackpot in months. still ahead
after a horrible house fire kills 13 people in philadelphia early this morning. investigators are trying to figure out how this thing started. we have the latest on that investigation. >> and tomorrow marks one year since the attack on the u.s. capitol. how have the capitol police changed security since
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capitol. and now lawmakers serve still investigating what went wrong that day. the chief of the u.s. capitol police told senators today the improvements, the department has made over the past year and the work that still needs to be done. it's significant. our washington, dc correspondent anna wiernicki is in our nation's capital with the latest. >> us capitol police chief tom manger says when an angry mob stormed the capitol steps one year ago. his department wasn't ready. that january 6 taught us anything. it's that preparation matters. chief manger told senators on wednesday that leading up to the attack. critical intelligence information was ignored and the officers on duty that day didn't have the resources or backup they needed if the intelligence had been acted on the way it should have been. and we would have had enough people here. i think it would have been a different story. 5 capitol police officers who reported for duty on january 6th have
since passed away, including capitol police officer brian sicknick. he died the day after the attack. 4 other officers died in the days and months. >> that followed. >> chief manger says the department has since put together a contingency plan that involves better coordination between federal partners, the national guard and local law enforcement. i don't know who it's going to be or when it's going to be will likely be tested again. major says the department is also working to hire more than 400 additional officers. i think it's going to take at least 2 to 3 years to get up to our our staffing texas republican senator ted cruz says lawmakers are prepared to help out any way they can. whether they are right wing left wing or they got no wings at all. >> if you assault a cop. >> you want to go to jail for a long. >> long time in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. >> still ahead on kron 4 news as award season approaches the spread of omicron is canceling some of our favorite events will tell you which ones. plus
a public health officials are now preparing for cases of what they're calling flurona. that's when somebody is infected with the flu and covid at the same time. and the bay area nurses they are dealing with the overwhelming dealing with the overwhelming rise i when a truck hit my car, dealing with the overwhelming rthe insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
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>> just the past 24 hours, there have been nearly 147,000 new cases over the last week. the number of hospitalizations due to confirmed covid 19 cases has reached over 8,000 and the number of icu patients due to confirmed covid 19 cases has reached a total of almost 1400 people. caring for patients infected with covid say omicron has been spreading quickly from child to child. kids are not only testing positive at an alarming rate. but. >> many are requiring trips to the hospital, especially if they're not vaccinated, are kron four's. phillipe djegal spoke with nurses who are grappling with the overwhelming rise in cases. >> with no end in sight to a pandemic that has extended beyond 2 years nurses say their motivation to care for patients has not waned, but they are losing steam while the omicron variant spreads at rapid pace. we have absolutely broken