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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 7. >> good saturday morning to you. thanks for joining us here on the kron. 4 morning news. i'm know. well. >> bello, it is saturday, january 8th. we've got a lot want to start off by getting a check of the weather forecast. dave spahr is standing by. he's got a little bit more detail. dave, are we done with the clouds yet over this weekend? looks great. yeah. good morning good morning, a beautiful weekend in store for you. we're going to get back to more of that come next week. although the rain chances start to look a little bit more, if you as we go forward. >> first things first beauty shot east bay shoreline starting to see some light of
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a cold there. you can see a little bit of fog off to the distance, not as the parents going on in the city and everything is we're seeing up to the north bay coupled with how cold it is already. 31 santa rosa got a lot of upper 30's up in the north bay 40's cover a lot of the east bay shoreline and still some fog hugging around the delta winds. not doing much so after having all the rain that we had, all that moisture just stated the ground and help generate fog there go. we have a dense fog advisory. this was all covering all the north bay appear good chunk of the north bay. this will be until 10 this morning for fog cast some packed patches of fog up to the east bay and also in the peninsula. a touch pretty good as we go into the afternoon and then we'll repeat some of this looks like it will become bit a parent up to contra costa county and solano counties. more socially might have a different type of outlook for tomorrow for you. but again, back to sunny also tomorrow afternoon. but for today, through the 50's, mostly sunny skies turning that looks much the same for sunday. we'll get more into this coming up in just a bit.
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well, thanks, dave. >> governor gavin newsome has activated the national guard to help with the covid-19 testing crisis in california. more than 100 3,000 new cases were reported on friday. yet millions of people in the state say they're struggling just to get tested. more than 200 members of the guard are going to be deployed across 50 testing sites to help boost the staffing levels and make the tests more easily accessible. this is video of members assisting a covid testing site at deer valley high school in antioch just yesterday. that site is going to run today from 11:00am until 7 o'clock tonight, additional sites in alameda contra costa, napa, santa clara and santa cruz counties are all expected to receive assistance from the national guard in the coming days. information for those locations have not yet been released. this all comes as a growing number of bay area schools, colleges and universities are all struggling to keep students in the classroom during the latest covid surge. some are
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now extending their distance, learning to try and keep students and staff safe. last night, santa clara university announced isolation housing for students who have tested positive for covid is now at full capacity. officials did not say how many students have tested positive, but they say any students living on campus who test positive in the near future will now be forced to isolate in their dorm rooms, other colleges and universities have been forced to move to online classes that include san francisco state cal state, east bay, saint mary's uc berkeley and uc santa cruz. the milpitas unified school district. also corn ordered a quarantine across all 18 schools in its district. this comes after officials say they had 167 substitute teacher positions go unfilled this week and a quote, exorbitant number of positive student and staff cases. students are expected to return to in-person learning there on january
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18th. so we've got another week there. meanwhile, in the east bay, the hayward unified school board has voted to move to remote learning for one week. the vote came down last night after 100, 17 staff members there tested positive for covid-19 in the past few days. kron four's camila barco joining us live now with more on the plan there. camila. after going the board voted 4 to one to go remote, learning. >> for one week like you said, starting on monday, students will return for in-person instruction on january 18. and as you also said, this comes after rise in covid cases across the school district. now, according to school officials, more than 100 school employees tested positive for covid in the past few days. and many more are in quarantine. all those cases have caused a staffing shortage which led to last night's vote. some district leaders think that these that this next week of remote learning will help better manage situation. and
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superintendent 9 weighing kids. what he had to say. >> it's with reluctance, but we need to take action to ensure that our students and staff can be safe. we can operate schools and that we're trying to provide a coherent educational experience. >> families will have the option to send students to distant distance hubs at this time. the locations of those hubs have not been announced yet. no questions were raised. whether one week too short of a break for in-person learning school board member sarah prada voted no on the proposal. she was the only one she believes the district should go remote for a month now. know all this isn't the last of this conversation. the board is scheduled to meet again this upcoming friday. and that's one. they'll decide if they need to extend the remote learning timeline. for now. back to you. alright, camila, thank you for that
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live report. meanwhile, in oakland, more than 500 teachers called out sick friday to protest for more safety measures. there. >> parents received notice thursday night that the sick out what's happening and classes at 12 schools would have to be canceled. the teachers union is demanding distance learning for the next 2 weeks. but district officials are insisting on keeping students in the classrooms by providing kn 95 masks for all students and employees and also extending teachers covid paid sick leave. >> that our students are safe and we need better masks. you need better testing for all students in the u.s. the bill that the district is not acting with enough urgency about the crisis that we're >> school districts, communications director says the decision by hundreds of teachers not to come into work was not approved by the district as of now the oakland unified school district expecting all schools to be back open on monday. coming up
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here on the kron 4 morning news. the man convicted of killing ahmaud arbery sentenced to life in prison and got the latest from georgia. plus alaska airlines making cuts to its flight schedule. we're going to tell you how much they plan to downsize after the break.
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>> the latest jobs report shows hiring slowdown in december. only 199,000 jobs were added last month as our economy is battling inflation and supply shortages. however, the unemployment rate did dropped almost 4% of pandemic era low and is edging closer to the 50 year low of 3.5% that the u.s. hit back in february of 2020. now as flight cancellations continue to be a major problem all across the country. alaska airlines says they're cutting their schedule by 10 per cent. that's because so many people are calling out sick with covid-19 airline officials say the reductions are going to remain in place until at least the end of the month. last week, alaska airlines announced it had to cancel 170 flights because of winter weather and displaced crew members. airline officials say the cancellations are going to
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give them a little bit more flexibility and capacity needed to reset and figure out a path forward as they still deal with covid-19. nike is suing lululemon for infringing on its patents. the sports apparel giant claims the patent infringement is over. it's at home mirror fitness device and related mobile apps. nike says it holds a number of other fitness equipment, patents that lulu lemon is now infringing on by selling the mirror. but lululemon says the patents in question are overly broad and invalid says they will be making their case in court today. >> all right. want to fall to get things started here, but we'll see temperatures soar into the 50's by this afternoon. a little scattered clouds to talk about as well. look at forecast for the weekend. we come back kron 4 morning news continues.
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>> welcome back. it is 7.14, on this taturday morning. and i got to say we have been dealing with some gloomy, gloomy weather. i saw peaks of blue sky yesterday and i'm hoping that we get to know a lot more blue sky this weekend. dave, i think you said that. that's possible. we're seeing lots of sunshine going on for this well, yeah, it's going to be pretty nice weekend there's a couple opportunities for maybe some showers getting into next week. right now the live shot coming in the golden gate bridge. >> as we wait for the sun, really luminaid the sky quite nicely for us. stormtracker for this storm track stays to
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the north for now, but you'll see how it's going to graze us over the next week here. temperature check, though, with fog going on. it is quite cold up here in the north bay with those traditional winter like lower to middle 30's going on here. we have 43 for oakland. 47 hayward inland. also 40's, but 38 for concord at this hour. 46, san francisco, this a type of fog we have here is the radiation type fog. unlike the abduction fog that we typically the golden gate that you see in the google pictures and all that fog cast. this is what happens. we do see some fog so kind of lingering a little bit in the east bay, a touch, but then we get to tomorrow, same kind of program with still that low level moisture hanging about might have some of that encroach from the central valley across the delta, as you can see. so we'll see how that all pans out. but that's another thing we may get tomorrow morning will be the way of fog, which this also shows and future cast for mix that basically mostly sunny into the afternoon. again, some fog redeveloping their in central valley, but pretty good for our sunday. then things start
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to change sunday night into monday. i think for your morning commute we take the rain part out of that. there's a possibility by tuesday. gray's bice sprinkle here or there. but most of that's going to stay off towards the coast until later winds. they don't do much today but notice how their offshore by tomorrow morning. so a little pop up here in the north bay of some offshore winds. as we mentioned, some of that fog going on in the central valley. breaking everything down for this weekend. it's a foggy start. but sunny to mostly sunny, a cool afternoon as we keep it in the 50's. but it's january. so that's so cool. then this week it's variable clouds, cold nights. we're going to be returning to those 30's again, a sprinkle on tuesday, maybe rain possibility on thursday. that's also kind of maybe and then getting to the next weekend, mostly sunny for saturday sunday. also toying with the possibility of a showers. you see showers jumping in and out here. but the possibility doesn't look as grand as it did before and certainly not the intensity that we've experienced earlier in the season. upper 50's going on for highs as we shake off the morning fog here,
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sunny and cool. even for the south bay. a 59 ultimately across the board. you see a lot of mid 50's in play course. we'll take a closer look at all that and the 4 zone forecast and your extended to. thanks, dave. >> the 3 georgia man convicted of murder for chasing and killing ahmaud arbery were sentenced to life in prison jonelle of fort hey has the very latest on the sentencing. >> the 3 men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery each sentenced to life in prison for travis mcmichael who shot the fatal blow and his father, gregory, both life sentences come without the possibility of parole. their neighbor, william roddie bryan, who recorded the now infamous video of the shooting receiving a lesser punishment life with the possibility of parole for georgia law. he'd have to serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible many he'd be at least 82 years old before handing down the sentences. judge timothy walmsley reflected on the case and the video, the february twenty-twenty killing arbery was that hunted down.
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>> because individuals here in this courtroom. took the law into their own hands. the hearing began with bryant's attorneys filing a series of motions. all of them denied. >> followed by opening arguments in the in a series of emotional victim impact statements from arbery's i have a future that was taken from him. a sense of balance with >> so that he is that's what you milan. over and over. see that what the rest of my life these men. have chose to lie. and my and his surviving family. each have no remorse. and do not deserve any leniency. >> in a surprise move we didn't hear from character witnesses for any of the defendants. instead, it fell in the defense attorneys to ask the judge for leniency
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their main argument that their clients don't represent the worst of the worst. nothing in travis mcmichael's life suggest that he's a danger to society. now. >> or will be a danger to society 30 years from now. after he has time to think to work. to grow. when he's in his 60's older than me right now. do we still? need want? a person like travis mcmichael behind bars. >> that was, you know, forte reporting former san francisco department of public works director mohammed nuru pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in front of federal court this week. nuru has been at the center of a federal investigation into public corruption at city hall since he was arrested back in january 2020, he accepted numerous bribes and kickbacks in exchange for giving
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favorable treatment on city contracts. newer faces up to 9 years in prison as part of the plea agreement. he's 6 next set to be sentenced on may 26th. he remains out of custody on bond. a pillar in the oakland community is retiring as the head of a children's nonprofit. that's after dedicating nearly 3 decades to the role. regina jackson is hanging up her hat as the ceo of the east oakland youth development center. during her tenure there. jackson connected young people with all kinds of resources and empower thousands of them to achieve lifelong academic and career success. jackson is credited with creating a national youth development model which is focused on leadership. she has scores of awards and recognitions national and otherwise she's now looking back at 2 major achievements that she's most proud of. >> creating a mechanism by which the young people can be leaders and create the strong pipeline of leadership to take
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over at the stoke. a new development center is probably the most substantial contribution that i could make. and eli, dc which was a haven and was a beacon now almost looks like a castle in the midst of i'm challenged environment. and so it's a place that stands for hope. and it looks like it's hope. >> i was enjoyed speaking with her about our youth. jackson admits she spent the last 27 years working 7 days a week, but they're still no stopping her. she's going to help secure the future for why dc and although her four-year term as chair of the oakland police commission has ended, she's is staying on for a little while to help transition hurt successor and to that position. >> still ahead here on the kron, 4 morning news, jimmy garoppolo's status for sunday's game against the rams. still up in the air at this point. we're going to tell you what state.
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>> and now kron 4 sports. >> another sunday, another mystery as to who will star under center for the forty-niners this week, though, a playoff berth on the line. veteran quarterback jimmy garoppolo is listed as questionable with a right thumb sprain rookie qb trey lance earned his second nfl start this past weekend. local
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rob lowe was out. he was able to lead the forty-niners to win over struggling texans team. >> this weekend the forty-niners have to beat the rams or the saints have to lose in order for san francisco to earn an nfc wild-card spot. earlier this week, rob lowe told the media hurts every time he throws. however, head coach kyle shanahan seemed much more optimistic about his week at practice. they had a good week and a good week of practice. when he was in there and >> so going right now, obviously, i've never had the injury, but i know that, you know how to jimmy i know that hurts when he throws and things like that. so >> i know he's everything you can to to play on sunday. and i know he's a he's a tougher can do so whenever you can if you're feeling good about where jimmy is right now on. >> if you want take the leap in and say you might be starting now. >> the stanford women hosting organ in front of only family at maples, pavilion 3rd quarter force frank, believe me with the steel tips it
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away. gets the ball in transition going coast to coast. a nice step through for the and one. 63. 48 cardinal, however, tonight was all about lexi whole 4th quarter. she nails 3 pointer to give stanford 11 point lead less than 2 minutes left. believe the to haley jones jones finds hole and that's how you run the break. it's raining trays and maples, lexi and 7 of them on our way to 33 points. both career highs. the second red cardinal win 80 68 improving to 10 3 on the season. they host on sunday. the 25th we're start. klay thompson could make his return to the hardwood on sunday after 941 days. it's not official quite yet. word from the team should come saturday after practice. >> this moment has been a long time coming for coaches, his teammates and of course, fans. however, other nba stars will also have all eyes on thompson when he takes the court. oakland native and nba all-star damian lillard shared his thoughts on number eleven's. big comeback.
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>> be great for the no player always been a big fan of play. just, you know how he carries himself, how competitive he is. always fun playing against a good, you know, just. that brother is to believe me that it was said that he missed 2 years. i've the president. you know what i would howard respond to have to, you know, sit and watch to that at this point. my career like this point. the point is that really had to get but it would be great to see him back out there. >> that's all we've got for sports. don't let you know, a public memorial service to remember nfl icon john madden is set to take place next month. >> in oakland, madden died last month on december 28th. the madden family says the memorial service is set to be held on february. 15th, exact location and time is going to be announced soon. matt in coach, the raiders in oakland for 10 years bringing the
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team's super bowl win back in the 70's. he lived most of his life in the bay area and was inducted into the nfl hall of fame back in
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>> good morning. welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news at 7.30, on this saturday. sun is shining. we're going to see some blue skies today which i know a lot of people are
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desperate for. david, how long that some going to last for us looks pretty good today. once we shake off that fog. good morning. well and everybody and get your water colors out for this. got some oranges going on at the shot here of the east bay shoreline. as you can see, the storm tracks and everything around us. so it looks pretty good for our weekend, although getting and next week we'll have more. >> scattered clouds and some opportunities for a few showers. again, that dense fog covering a good chunk up here in the north bay. this is until 10 for this morning. we may have a repeat performance tomorrow, but we might have some different geography covered, but even saying that forecast shows quite a bit of fog still going on in the east bay and the peninsula throughout the morning hours, least early morning hours today. temperatures quite cold up there in the north bay. got the 30's going on with 40's covering the east bay shoreline. even 46 for san francisco. but then warming up nicely today through the 50's turning things mostly sunny, a little bit of a breeze. also on your sunday. so today and tomorrow looks pretty good. but we're going to vesta gate. some of the little changes
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coming across our region over next week. noel, thanks, dave. >> outdoor dining has been a mainstay during the pandemic. of course, the restaurant in downtown pleasanton have been ordered now to dismantle those set ups so the city can clean the streets and trim the trees as kron four's gayle ong shows us. it's bad timing for the restaurants who are relying on outdoor service during this latest covid surge. murray's t-cells owner of restaurant in downtown pleasanton had crews remove his $10,000 parkland for outdoor dining in order from the city of pleasanton requiring all downtown businesses. remove outdoor setups for cleaning and tree trimming the removal of park was temporary. but bad timing for t cells think our businesses going and suffer. >> since the latest omicron surge to south says more than half of his customers prefer to eat outside. >> and now with that option gone right now, it looks like we're going to have to cut staff cutter hours of operation you ride this thing
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out. >> the city of pleasanton is working on a new park designed with the uniform. look in a meeting on january 4th, the city planner told the council businesses can expect to see site plans by march. 1st installation of the new park lutz is expected in early spring. we want engineering's eyes on them. operations planning everybody. >> and then they need to finalize them. and then not only that, but they need to prepare construction drawings, which i really that that structural detail that we can then get out a statement from the city of pleasanton reads in part. >> this time frame will not only help the city ensure that all long-term design, accessibility and safety standards are properly addressed. >> but also allow time for essential street maintenance and cleaning that's been deferred for 2 years due to the presence of temporary pop up along main street, the city's working closely with its local businesses and the pleasanton downtown association to ensure a smooth transition to its parklet program for waiting restaurant owners like the south was sooner. the better. i'm hoping that that >> is the case and that they
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are in having those plans ready and delivering them to us. so. >> i'm rooting for him in pleasanton gayle ong kron. 4 news. well, get ready to pay for parking at the westfield valley. fair mall. officials with the popular south bay mall say they want to discourage people. >> who live or work nearby from leaving their cars parked there all day long. starting today, the first 2 hours of parking are free. after that. you're going to be charged. a dollar per hour with a daily maximum of $10. all employees can buy a parking pass for $40 a month. officials say the move should also improve security. there as the parking areas will now have gated access. all calls are growing to install surveillance cameras on freeways and alameda county after alameda county sheriff's recruit david win became the latest victim of an apparent lee, a senseless act of violence. he was shot and killed along
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interstate 5.80 earlier this week. kron four's haaziq madyun has more. >> videos are are extremely valuable. we've just seen that recently with kevin nishita. they had the video of the car. even though the end of the play, they have the car. >> and they were able to find that car eventually and then made arrests on that case. and without that evidence, i'm not sure that would happen. the alameda county sheriff's office is making that call for surveillance cameras in the wake of this week's deadly freeway shooting killing. 28 year-old david when he is a deputy recruit who died after being shot while traveling with the 5 80 freeway in oakland. he was heading home after a day of training at the sheriff's academy and get the cameras out there so we can start solving some of these shootings. alameda county sheriff's office spokesperson sergeant jd nelson says now is the time to take action on this before somebody else is killed in a car to car shooting with the plethora shootings that we had on the freeway, not just our own recruit.
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>> but jesper woo. >> you would think that somebody would say, hey, it's time to get cameras up, not just on the freeways, but in the cities as well. >> we have had 6 gun deaths related to gun shootings on freeways in oakland in the past year and we have not closed out any of those in terms solving in bringing someone to justice. we absolutely need camera technology. >> however, oakland city council member laura taylor cautions that the right balance has to be struck between public safety and the privacy rights of local residents. >> you know, can we have a privacy advisory commission that helps us balance the needs to improve safety using technology while also making sure we don't abuse the >> access to that technology nelson says there's no time to waste. i know that in contra costa county, they have a series of cameras that they put on the freeways that have worked very well in solving crimes. and i'm quite honestly
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amazed that that cameras does not exist in alameda county. >> has it made you cry on for news? >> coming up next on the kron 4 morning news, a new high-tech tool triggering stocking concerns are going to show you how criminals are using the device. plus, the monster jam returns. oakland today. we've got all the details of what you can expect
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>> well, technology while often helpful and even a lot of fun can also have a dark side. some people now say they've discovered apple air tags being used to violate their privacy. rudabeh shahbazi has that story. >> they're meant to find keys wallets, remote controls and other items we commonly use and lose. but as with most schools meant to help us navigate daily life, the apple air tag can be dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands. ellie tindall in tennessee got a strange notification on her phone and believe someone put an air tag in her car tracking her every move. when i went outside to go look for tag. >> 2 men in hoodies standing awaiting in the second. they saw opening 2. i was in and they turned around and sprinted down the street. she's not alone reported cases
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in new york, toronto and florida just to name a few in louisiana. jennifer perkins also got the notification on her phone. it says your current location can be seen by the owner of this item. and showed with the nye and has like a red dot of light where they check your location. criminologists alex says where there are technological advances. there are opportunists looking to pounce in the case of of the one in new york that the little size quarter was inside a bumper d can take a look inside my bumper. >> you know, if ever. but don't think i'm gonna do it every single day. apple has addressed the issue saying, quote, air tag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking if someone else is there, tad finds its way into your stuff. your iphone will notice it's traveling with you and send you an alert after a while. if you still haven't found it, the air tag will start playing a sound to let you know. it's there. that was rudabeh shahbazi reporting for us this morning. dave. >> back that sunshine. we're
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looking for temperatures. well in the business of the 50's across the big board, going to have your 4 zone forecast and that extended coming up just
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>> 7.44 here on this saturday morning sun has come up and you're going to get a dose of some sunshine today. as long as dave says that there's a little bit of fog hanging around the ha. yeah, a little bit up in the north bay here. and that's until 10 o'clock.
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>> and then will clear out. we may see some fog again tomorrow morning, but is far as with the afternoons look like pretty good both today. tomorrow. >> not that in those temperatures either for january. so soak it up. there you see some light start to fill up a little bit. the east bay shoreline right now as we speak. temperature checks still quite cold up there in the north bay. so it's cold with fog going on. and this was all generated kind of locally meeting the low level moisture was in place. temperatures fell and it kind of kind of condensed out a little bit in terms of fog up in the north bay to kind of collect a little bit there off to the east bay. most of the readings are in the 40's. 51 for san jose. check in world quick looks pretty quiet. at least the start of the week. temperatures hovering in the lower 40's there with a good deal. sunshine even as late as tuesday. and there is one system we're looking for their that's been always week and look even weaker. still from our perspective near the coast. but then later in the week, there's a possibility you might start to get some snow showers. okay. the fog i mentioned here you see it on future cast for that clears out nicely and looks pretty good into tonight. redevelops for sunday, although not as
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potent. and it looks good for balance on sunday and into monday morning. then things change a little bit as we wait for this next little system to drop south of drop into our area into the afternoon. here's what happens over the wide perspective. let's watch all the hits here. here's the one on monday. through tuesday. then there's another one on thursday. that one looks a bit more potent, but it looks as falling apart as well. not as strong as earlier model runs. we take a breather for the weekend. maybe by sunday we might see the threat of yet more, some more rain showers. but even if we do get hit by these, you see there much weaker than the systems we've had already before. we keep this trend up, then we'll start falling behind again. 56 san francisco to the coast. we're in the mid 50's along the bayside upper 50's at that. not a big difference, but at least everybody's well in the 50's today. 58 for palo alto down here in the south bay. look at some upper 50's at that. 58 per cupertino, east bay shoreline to the south upper 50's mid 50's tri valley because kind of chilly to get things started. the war to climb. 55 or conquered.
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that's the fog issue going on around the delta there. 55 for walnut creek. 54 for berkeley. also for 56, a fairfield and napa in 58 going on for santa rosa. great for this weekend are going to catch up for what they need to do and then we get into next week. here's a little possibility of a shower trying to sneak in here. a better one on thursday. we should notice. now these lows will be kind of chilly at times revisiting the 30's. but that's what the clear skies too. and meanwhile, do some 40's at the coast. noel, thanks, dave. >> as omicron variant sends covid numbers soaring across much of the country. many health officials are struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. according to johns hopkins university, more than 300 million people worldwide have contracted the virus. nearly a 5th of those cases are here in the united states. health experts warn the real numbers may actually be far greater. brian entin has more.
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>> we've seen the long lines for covid tests and the numbers have reflected with doctors and testing sites seeing a surge like never before. the numbers have really escalated. and when we come back after new years, it was like, i mean, almost like nothing we had ever seen. even in the height covid previously, maybe a year or so number is escalating numbers of cases, numbers of deaths. we hear about covid numbers all the time. whether they make us feel better or more nervous. but the truth of the matter is, most experts say while the numbers matter they are not accurate, our liable really are the numbers >> there underestimate their vast underestimate the latest count from johns hopkins university shows the u.s. has had 59 million covid cases and almost 9 million in the last 28 days. but infectious disease expert doctor aileen marty says covid cases are likely 20% higher than the numbers show. >> part of the reason is because so many people are
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using at-home tests home tests are so popular. now. >> most people i know aren't reporting the numbers. do you think that's a big problem? >> it that it's a because it's it gives us a false sense of security. and it doesn't allow us to recognize exactly where the hot spots are. remember, surge in cases usually comes weeks before a surge in hospitalizations. and doctor, marty says not knowing where the hot spots are is especially troubling because additional resources can be sent in before hospitalizations get out of control. there's always going to be a problem with numbers. and and you know, not nothing's perfect. you've got to get to as close as you can. and you do estimate. and that's what we've always done for all kinds of diseases. >> that was brian entin reporting for us this morning. experts say the number of covid deaths is also inaccurate because they don't always account for people suffering from a long term. covid. there's also the fact
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that many people get covid and then recover without ever knowing they even have it. well, muni says it cannot provide enough services and they're blaming the covid surge and staff shortages. the agency says more than 100 of its employees have contracted covid since last month on top of that, the agency has been experiencing staffing shortages right now. it's missing up to 15% of scheduled muni service, which means riders will need to wait longer than usual for their bus or train. the agency also says more services could be canceled in the future if more operators call out sick. the majority of workers have been fully vaccinated, but there are still a high number of covid cases among them. the white house is working with the u.s. postal service right now to distribute millions of covid home test kits to people who want them. according to the washington post, the biden administration's close to finalizing an agreement to give out 500 million testing kits but to be able to send
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them out. the postal service is negotiating with labor unions to extend their season. a workforce of some 40,000 extra personnel who were hired as holiday help. a web site will soon be set up where people can request those at-home test kits. the u.s. supreme court heard challenges to president biden's primary pandemic fighting tools, vaccine mandates for businesses and health care workers. it's the first time the high court's weighing in on the white house's vaccine policies for big businesses. employees must be vaccinated or tested regularly. health care workers at facilities that receive federal medicaid and medicare funds must also be vaccinated. justice amy coney barrett suggested the employer rule is too broad, but justice elena kagan said the vaccine requirement is appropriate. >> but the problem here is its scope and that there's no different haitian between the risk faced by unvaccinated. 22 year-olds and unvaccinated 60 year-olds or industries.
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>> a court decision to either allow the federal regulations to go into effect or stop them could come quickly. both sides asked the court to act soon. >> stay with us. cover morning news continues right after the break.
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breeding. police tracked her down after a vet scanned her microchip and they returned kasey and 3 of her puppies to her overjoyed mom and dad. i'm sure the pup was overjoyed as well to be back home. >> still ahead here, the next hour of the kron. 4 morning news students in hayward. we're going to go back to remote learning next week with the school board says the decision's going to keep everyone safe. and as school districts across the bay area are dealing with teacher sick out to milpitas unified school district. what's their full district court?
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>> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at >> good saturday morning to you. thanks for joining us here on the kron. 4 morning news. i'm noelle bellow. it is saturday, january 8th. we've already gotten through the first week of january. >> it was a gloomy one by accounts. dave spahr says that this weekend actually going joy, some sunshine a day. that is true. good morning. well, good morning, everybody. enjoy it. as we take a little break from all of that. here's some sunshine we're seeing filling up the east bay shoreline, as you will notice, their temperature checked. still quite nippy up in the north bay. we're into the 30's. you
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can see. 40's cover the east bay shoreline with a 39 going on for concord. 51 meanwhile for san jose. so the climb is much less in the south bay than places up in the north bay. we're also looking at some fog up there in the north bay, not a lot of winds. >> pretty much calm, single digits. that's going to give it to the dense fog advisory. this until 10 o'clock. it's all in the north bay, although our models are showing we'll see some fog still redevelop a little bit for the east bay. just a touch further out. however, it looks like more redevelopment. the central valley spilling across the delta, as you can see tomorrow. so might we do all this again tomorrow? temperatures, though, into the 50's near about 60 and are essentially mostly sunny skies. more of the same to come for tomorrow and the next week. again, we'll be dabbling in and ouo for some opportunities for some showers. we'll get into all of that coming up in a bit. well, thanks, dave. >> governor gavin newsome has activated the national guard to help with the covid-19 testing crisis across the state of california. more than 103,000 new cases were
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reported on friday. yet millions of people in the state say they're struggling to get themselves tested more than 200 members of the guard are going to be deployed across 50 testing sites to help boost the staffing levels and make the tests more easily accessible. this is video of members assisting a covid testing site at deer valley high school in antioch just yesterday. that site will run today from 11:00am until 7 at night. additional sites over in alameda contra costa, napa, santa clara and santa cruz counties are all expected to receive assistance from the national guard in the coming days. information for those locations have not yet been released. now, this all comes as a growing number of bay area, schools, colleges and universities are struggling to keep students in the classroom during the latest covid surge. some are now extending their distance, learning to try and keep students and staff safe. >> last night santa clara university announced the isolation housing for students who have tested positive for covid is now at full capacity.
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officials didn't say how many students have tested positive, but any students living on campus who test positive in the near future have to be forced to isolate in their dorm rooms, other colleges and universities have been forced to move to online classes, including san francisco state cal state, east bay, saint mary's uc berkeley and uc santa cruz. >> the milpitas school district is facing the same challenge. officials say they had 167 substitute teacher positions unfilled this week and now officials are placing all of the schools on a district-wide quarantine. they're going to go back to virtual learning until january 18th kron four's amanda hari asked the doctor whether more schools should consider following the model. >> school's out again from milpitas unified students. school leaders have put in place a district-wide quarantine after they say, quote, an exorbitant number of positive student and staff
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cases. but director of covid response for the ucsf emergency department doctor jeanne noble says moving to virtual learning may not be the best move. i think it's from safety and medical point of view. she says we're no longer in a pre vaccination era. so it's easier to protect kids. >> and that schools are usually very safe. we knew that schools are in retrospect. it looks very much like schools where the safest places for kids pre vaccination. >> that certainly remains the case. post vaccination in an email sent out us dea's office of superintendent. it says all the positive cases have led to even more students and staff quarantining because of close contact. >> but doctor noble says it may not make sense to test people who are asymptomatic. we're doing asymptomatic testing and keeping a lot of pushing a lot of kids into quarantine and really virtually increasing the panic in schools. and it's a it's
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really not clear. >> asymptomatic mass child going to school is going to spread covid to anyone. doctor noble says that in person school can sometimes help prevent covid. we have pretty good data showing that kids who participated in person learning in twenty-twenty were less likely to test positive for covid and kids who are in distance learning. and that's just because kids don't just go home and stay home in their bedroom. they're out in the community generally unsupervised. she says when students are in school, they should continue to take precautions to prevent spread. she also encourages everyone that can to get vaccinated. >> amanda hari kron, 4 news. >> it's a similar situation over in hayward. the hayward unified school board has voted to move to remote learning for one week. that vote came down last night after 100, 17 staff members tested positive for covid-19 just in the past few days. kron four's camila barco joining us live now with more on that plan. camila. yeah.
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also starting monday, like you said, students will be learning from home. >> for one week now for now, the idea is for them to go back to the classroom for in person instruction on january 18th. and as you also said, this decision comes after rise in covid cases among students and employees. if you remember students return to the classroom this week from winter break. and already officials found more than 500 students tested positive for covid. the school had to close 165 elementary classrooms. and it has impacted 615 at secondary classrooms. according to the school districts, more than 100 school employees tested positive for covid in the past few days. and on friday alone, 365 school employees for have this has caused a staffing shortage and the idea for this remote learning plan is for kids to learn from home, but
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also give them time to quarantine. superintendent matt wayne says that this model will help better manage the situation. >> operate school safely with this level of staffing is put in incredible strain. i'm our operations and particularly at our sites and i say administrators and state staff. we know and we want our students to be in school in person, learning. you know, we made the effort to start that at the end last year and fully reopen this school year and we've been able to stay open even as there have been cases in our schools, even as there's been the delta variant and we're reaching a point where operating schools with this few staff is not a safe proposition. >> wing says this upcoming
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school week, every classroom in the district will undergo deep cleaning and employees will be given. and 95 mask. families will also have the option to send students to distance hubs. and at this time, a locations of those hubs have not been announced yet. no questions were raised, rather one week is too short of a break for in-person learning school board member sarah prada voting no on the she was the only one she believes the district should go remote for a month now know. well, this isn't the last of this conversation. the board rick's scheduled to meet once again this upcoming friday and they will decide then if they should extend or keep this remote learning timeline. for now, back to you. interesting to see what they decide again next week. camila, thank you. >> for that live report. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news. the man convicted of killing ahmaud arbery sentenced to life in prison. we have the latest from georgia and the suspected oxford high school shooter and
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his parents appearing before a judge. the news allegations that the new allegations the teen is facing now.
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>> welcome back. 8.10, on this saturday morning. slow down and be prepared for delays. that's the advice from highway patrol to anyone who's
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traveling up to tahoe. this weekend. let's take a live look at conditions on highway 80. as you can see, this is a highway 80 at old state road. i believe but you can see anyone headed up that way there. there's at least one lane that's completely shut down. anyone headed home that's clear and free. at least there's no snow on the roadway just there in the embankments. as you can tahoe highway patrol officer pete man says to have your route planned out and take it slow. if you are headed up that way. >> really open and moving. and part of that is that and coming on, the people that are driving on it, though, making sure your loan yourself down in inclement weather, giving yourself plenty of defense. don't cut off trucks and other vehicle, you know, trying to play yourself out. so not all is imperative to make that it at that aggressive driving maneuver because that's what caused you to lose control. and then you've got a bigger problem.
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>> officer man said even if the roads are clear, make sure you have a full tank of gas snacks in the car because all it takes is one unexpected accident ahead of you to cause our long delays. not exactly sure what's causing that delay that we saw in the live. look that we just looked at, but that there is definitely a significant delay up that way right now, dave, are they getting any more snow they're taking breather. and and they will into early next week, too. that's kind of good news that at least on that front. >> what it means for us in the home. well, looks like lots of sunshine for today. those temperatures pushing to near about 60 same deal for tomorrow. >> we'll take a look at that weekend forecast. keep it here.
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>> welcome back. 8.15, on the dock this saturday morning. the sun has come up for us and we're going to get a nice little dose of vitamin d today. dave spahr has a little bit more detail. well, vitamin d not vitamin d because of day but vitamin d because of the sun a day. morning, everybody. >> and that this is free to you have to buy this in the store. so that's good news. there. lots of blue skies to go around. here's the golden gate bridge talking about the fog. really? it's up in the north bay where most of that is that dense fog advisory, most of the traffic this weekend is going to go so enjoy the sunshine today and soak up the vitamin d 30's up in the north bay couple. some 40's lighting up the east bay shoreline. 39 going on for concord. 51. meanwhile to san
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jose plotting this forward, it snowed in quite a bit of fog in the east bay, but going forward tomorrow. now looks like will redevelop again in central valley spilling into the the delta. just a touch. so we might repeat some of this dense fog again tomorrow has to do with how much moisture we have the lower levels of the atmosphere, not so much that advection fog that we get that comes in from the pacific and drapes across the golden gate. this is more or less homegrown moisture. it's been hanging around as temperatures fell. there you have it in the central valley. and for today again, sunny skies looks pretty good, not bad into our sunday as well. again, starting off a little bit of fog and then by the late latter portion of the night and into monday, clouds redevelop on the morning commute for monday. looks like rain could be taken out of that, though. if we do get any of that will be late on monday in to tuesday. here's the winds a little bit of brisk wind starts tomorrow. now favoring the north bay and it is offshore. strangely enough. it will be some of that fog coming in from central valley. and then you can see it really starts to subside as we go into sunday night monday. so
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putting this all together for the weekend. foggy start, sunny, cool afternoon in the 50's for this week. variable clouds on balance with cold night. so we're going to be dip again into the 30's sprinkle on tuesday. that's a possibility. almost a question mark. there. rain on thursday. maybe showers. it's looking less and less then for next weekend got mostly sunny on your saturday. maybe sunday will re introduce some rain showers in the forecast mid to upper 50's expected for highs today. yeah, cool and sunny will do it. note in the morning. fog a little bit. there and across the major board middle to upper 50's as well. we'll get more into this in your 4 zone forecast in check in to that extent that as well know. >> thanks, dave. in national news, the 3 men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery in georgia have been sentenced to life in prison. >> because individuals here in this courtroom. took the law into their own hands. >> travis mcmichael, his father, gregory mcmichael,
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were given life without the possibility of parole. the 3rd man, william brian, was given life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years in february of 2020 arbery was jogging through a suburb when he was confronted by 3 men. then they shot and killed him. arbery's mother spoke before the sentencing >> these men. have chose to lie. and attack my and his surviving family. each have no remorse. and do not deserve any leniency. >> the 3 men still face a federal trial where they are charged with hate crimes and attempted kidnapping. jury selection for that begins next month. prosecutors and defense attorneys for 3 former minneapolis officers who are charged in the death of george floyd are asking a judge to postpone their state trial. the attorneys say they want to
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wait while a federal civil rights trial goes forward. the 3 officers are scheduled to go on trial on state charges of aiding and abetting both murder and manslaughter. on march, 7th. they also face a federal trial on january. 20th on charges alleging they violated floyd's civil rights. the teenager charged with killing 4 classmates and michigan is set to go to trial. 15 year-old ethan crumbley waived his preliminary hearing this morning. he's charged with murder and terrorism for the november attack at oxford high school. kb son has the latest on the new details revealed in court. >> knowing that still you decide waive your right to a preliminary exam. >> 15 year-old ethan crumbley waving a key evidentiary court hearing, meaning his case now goes right to >> is being charged as an adult with murder and other crimes after shots rang out
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november. 30th roughly 30 miles north of detroit. 4 students were killed. others were injured at oxford high school. ethan crumbley's parents, jennifer and james crumbley had been in jail involuntary manslaughter ce p- charges of their own. they're accused of making a gun accessible to their son and refusing to take him home earlier in the day of the shooting when school counselors confronted them with disturbing drawings of violence. but the facts of this case are so egregious. >> reading this document, looking at it, reading the words, help me with a gun. >pblood everywhere. this doesn' just to have impact me as a prosecutor and lawyer. it impacts me as a mother. new allegations about the team's passion for guns and boast about violence are also now coming to light. >> a prosecutor stating even crumbling made a video with a different gun and told a
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friend in a message it was, quote, time to shoot up the school. >> also noting even told his mother and text messages that he thought there was a demon ghost or someone else inside of the home may of 2000. 21, he was torturing killing >> he did this at the family home. he filmed himself to it if illness on his he says the parents failed to intervene in these scenarios. >> and after their son had regularly search for information about school shootings and guns. >> but defense attorneys insists the crumbleys didn't know that a school shooting was in the works and didn't make the gun easy to find at home. today the crumbleys tried to get their bond lowered from $500,000 to 100,000 and leave jail there. they were not trying to flee your honor, the work. they playing risk. they were not a flight asking that the court granted motion to reduce the but the move was denied by a judge. >> who noted the couple failed to turn themselves in when
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they were charged on december. 3rd. >> the prosecution says the couple drained heathens bank account of $3,000 and had more than $6,000 in cash and numerous phones and credit cards when they were arrested miles away in the detroit art studio hours after charges were announced following the shooting. the district is now requiring students to wear clear backpacks. oxford high school is expected to resume classes in 2 weeks. kelly, the sun news nation. >> still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news. >> he changed the film industry and the country forever going to take a look back on the life of sidney poitier. the first black man to win an academy award.
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>> 25 on this saturday morning in the latest spy movie is bringing in a new twist as the executive producer of the film, the 3, 5, 5, cast, the diverse all female group to fight a mission to save the world. dean richards has this morning's movie review. >> top agents from around the world. >> as we kick off the new year, hollywood takes on a tried and true formula and
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makes a gender switch. >> we've had movies like mission impossible in the bourne identity and the many james bond movies loaded with action and gadgets and thrills. but this time of the movie features a primary cast of operatives that are all female. that was the idea of the movie's executive producer and one of its stars, jessica chastain. she wanted to put the girl power on full display in front and behind the camera and he titled it in honor of the whole game. george washington's first female spy higher during the american revolution. the 3, 5, 5, in the past. just is the american intelligence agent. joined by the best from other countries. the piece in new young playing an agent from diane kruger from germany from colombia. penelope cruz and from china fan the film directed by simon ken's bergen for an identity fame. it's a tale of espionage, spies and super villains said across some of
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the most exotic locations around the world. only there's just not a lot that's terribly original here. still, it's kind of fun to see. the fresh blood is the but kickers for a change fighting to save the world. give it a dean's list b its in theaters. only. what happened to bridget baker. also new this week as the bruce willis thriller, american siege set 10 years after the disappearance of a small town teen. her boyfriend is just getting out of jail and now wants revenge and the truth in this gun toting town. bruce willis is sheriff been wants who's lazy and corrupt and on the payroll of the local businessmen who may have the answers to this town's mistreat here again is another movie that doesn't really offer up anything new to a john but even worse, this one leans on dialogue and performances that are downright uninspiring. it's a dean's list b in select
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theaters now and will be streaming on digital platforms next week where you can always get my movie reviews and home video picks sent right to your phone's every week. >> just by texting the word, dean to 9, 7, 9, 9, 9, have a great weekend in chicago. i'm dean richards.
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>> welcome back. 8.30, here on this saturday morning. thanks for joining us here on the kron. 4 morning news. we want
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to us started this half hour with a look at the forecast because we've got sun shining. you can see it right behind me. dave says it's going to last all weekend. looks wonderful. yeah, good morning. well, good morning, everybody. taking a breather. >> however, it looks like next week. we'll still have a little bit of unsettled weather here, but maybe not as much bite is the barking going on, if you will. but for today, get those 50's going on here return and mostly sunny. dense fog advisory still in place until 10 up there on the north bay. however, we're seeing some fog pop up a little bit in some of the valleys, the east bay as well. beauty shot for you as a son joins us a little bit. breaking up. some of that fog. the storm track is sending everything around us. so we're in the clear patch, not just today, but also tomorrow as well. temperatures still quite cold up in the north bay. well, in the 30 still 40's line, the east bay shoreline. 46 for san francisco and for today, we're looking for mid to upper 50's going on for highs. coming up a little bit here. we'll take a look at that 4 zone forecast for you and the extended as well well.
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>> a public memorial service to remember nfl icon john madden is set to take place next month in oakland. madden died last month back on december. 28th. the mat and family says the memorial service is set to be held on february. 15th, the exact location and the time are going to be announced soon. madden coach, the raiders in oakland for 10 years bringing the team's super bowl win back in 1970's he lived most of his life in the bay area. he was inducted into the nfl hall of fame back in 2000, 6. if you don't sing along with that, then i don't know what's wrong with you. trailblazer, activist icon, just a few of the words used to describe actor sidney poitier who died yesterday at the age of 94. he was known for the quiet dignity. he brought to his roles and for helping to break the hollywood color barrier. sam rubin has a look back at the incredible life of the
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first black man to win an oscar for best actor. >> call me a misstep >> by the time sidney poitier proclaimed those words on the big screen in 1967, he smashed through hollywood's color barrier, becoming the first black leading man and the biggest box office draw in hollywood. you know, i was right. i know i was right. i've got to prove it. audiences for on the big screen in 1950, with a supporting role in no way out playing a physician treating a racist patient, but it wasn't until 1955, that hollywood really took notice. got any questions asked, just raise your hand. should teach. >> you come in straw can't and you blackboard. jungle was billed as the most startling film in years. >> about a teacher trying to get through to his juvenile delinquent students. it was violent towards time racially first rock and roll music to
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mainstream audiences and featured a stellar breakout performance by that led to more movie offers. >> you know more. start opposite. tony curtis in 1959, is the defiant ones playing escaped prisoners shackled together. the role earned him an oscar nomination a very shopping. but it was this 1963 performance that made history. >> 28 played a hand helping build chapel for a group of nuns. >> and the role earned him an hscar making party the first black man to win an academy award for best actor knocking able just because thinks all looks different. the actor continued to trail blaze refusing to play stereotypical roles and proving that true talent regardless of race would find an audience and he was right. >> i fell in love with your daughter. with me in 1967. he
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had not one but 3 box office hits, including guess who's coming to dinner, which took on interracial marriage. >> if you my babies, they him a new home. >> he dealt with the race and class issues as a school teacher in to sir with love. >> we want to know you want beg. you have have those guys had john town up he played detective virgil tibbs in the crime drama in the heat of the night, which won 5 academy awards, including best picture i can pull that fat cat down. i can bring in my he ended 1967 making history again. >> as the first black artist to be the number one box office star. the 70's brought a change audiences were looking for edgier content. 28 rose to go behind the camera and direct. instead, we do it. you got the right case. he found box office gold with the
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richard pryor. gene wilder comedies stir crazy becoming the first black director to make a movie grossing over 100 million dollars. >> at the box office he slowdown in later years doing a few television movies in the 90's and retiring in 20. 0, one, but he always kept busy writing 3 autobiographical books and serving as an ambassador and accepting accolades from his peers, including multiple lifetime achievement awards. an honorary oscar, the presidential medal of freedom and a kennedy center honor. but the greatest gift he leaves behind is his legacy. a pioneer that helped change hollywood. >> that was sam rubin reporting for us. but leaves behind his wife, 6 children. and as he just said, an extraordinary like
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>> and now kron 4 sports. >> another sunday, another mystery as to who will start under center for the forty-niners. this week, though, a playoff berth on the line. veteran quarterback jimmy garoppolo is listed as questionable with a right thumb sprain rookie qb trey lance earned his second nfl start this past weekend. local rob lowe was out. he was able to lead the forty-niners to win over struggling texans team. >> this weekend the forty-ninersehave to beat the rams or the saints have to lose in order for san francisco to earn an nfc wild-card spot. earlier this
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week, rob lowe told the media hurts every time he throws. however, head coach kyle shanahan seemed much more optimistic about his week at practice. they had a good week and good week of practice. when he was in there and >> so going right now, obviously, i've never had the injury, but i know that, you know how to jimmy i know that hurts when he throws and things like that. so i know he's everything you can to to play on sunday. and i know he's he's a tougher can do so whenever you can if you're feeling good about where jimmy is right now on. >> if you want to take the leap in and say you might be starting now. >> the stanford women hosting organ in front of only family at maples, pavilion 3rd quarter force frank, believe me with the steel tips it away. gets the ball in transition going coast to coast. a nice step through for the and one. 63. 48 cardinal, however, tonight was all about lexi whole 4th quarter. she
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nails 3 pointer to give stanford 11 point lead less than 2 minutes left. believe the to haley jones jones finds hole and that's how you run the break. it's raining trays and maples, lexi and 7 of them on our way to 33 points. both career highs. the second red cardinal win 80 68 improving to 10 3 on the season. they host on sunday. the 25th we're start. klay thompson could make his return to the hardwood on sunday after 941 days. it's not official quite yet. word from the team should come saturday after practice. >> this moment has been a long time coming for coaches, his teammates and of course, fans. however, other nba stars will also have all eyes on thompson when he takes the court. oakland native and nba all-star damian lillard shared his thoughts on number eleven's. big comeback. >> be great for the no player always been a big fan of just, you know how he carries himself, how competitive he is. always fun playing against a good, you know, just. that
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brothers, you know, to believe me that it was said that he missed 2 years. i couldn't you know what i would howard respond to have to, you know, sit and watch to that at this point. my career like this point. the point is that got into it. but it would be great to see him back out there. >> that's all we've got for sports. for your saturday and in fact, into sunday, looking pretty good. lots of sunshine. temperatures checking into the middle to upper 50's going to 4 zone forecast for you coming up in a bit. you can get
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>> welcome back. just about to be 8.45 here on this saturday morning. and dave sphar is here with your weather forecast. a tape. a good well, good morning, everybody. and live shot coming to the east bay shoreline. some leftover fog is a kind of the intruding a little bit, as you can see that this has some mix south this morning here for us. 30's going on up there in the north bay. still 40's line up the east bay shoreline in also down the peninsula as well. checking things out, upper tahoe. those temperatures for highs will be into the 40's. not just today. tomorrow, but also to early next week. so doesn't see much intrusion from new will call it precipitation upstream, at least in the near future. here's the fog in the morning. that mixes out nicely for a mostly sunny afternoon. that may return again tonight and early for your sunday before
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the intrusion of our next system into monday. this will be in the form of cloud cover. so what i think is going to interrupt the commute too much and then we get to monday night into tuesday. it is a live possibility of maybe some showers. so let's watch all the traffic coming in off the pacific for this early part of the week. we have a little opportunity for maybe some sprinkles going on here. a little bit more earnest on thursday, although that itself doesn't look to be too grand compared to what we've had during the season. taking a break for the early part of the weekend. latter part of the weekend might have more intrusion of cloud cover as we get into the following monday. 4 zone forecast for your saturday. not too bad for needy. been winner here. middle january. 56, san francisco got the mid 50's along the coast. bayside also into the middle to upper 50's at that foster city of 58. also palo alto dawn of the south bay. we're looking at upper 50's san jose. 59 58 for cupertino, upper 50's along the east bay shoreline, tri valley in the middle 50's. 55 for walnut creek. 54 for berkeley, the check-in at 54.
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57 for napa. 56 for fairfield and 58. meanwhile for santa rosa looking great again this weekend. then next week, again, opportunities for some passing systems. your little chance for rain may be on monday tuesday zone. there. thursday's a little better at that lows. they will dip into the 30's again. it's winter 40's coverage that the coast, though, noel, thanks, dave. >> as the omicron variant sends, covid numbers soaring across much of the country. many health officials are struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. according to johns hopkins university, more than 300 million people worldwide have contracted the virus. nearly a 5th of those cases are here in the united states. but health experts warned the real numbers may actually be far greater. brian entin reports. >> we've seen the long lines for covid tests and the numbers have reflected with doctors and testing sites seeing a surge like never before. the numbers have
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come back after new years, it was like, i mean, almost like nothing we had ever seen. even in the height of covid previously, maybe a year or so number is escalating numbers of cases, numbers of deaths. we hear about covid numbers all the time. whether they make us feel better or more nervous. but the truth of the matter is, most experts say while the numbers matter they are not accurate, our liable really are the numbers >> there underestimate vast underestimate the latest count from johns hopkins university shows the u.s. has had 59 million covid cases and almost 9 million in the last 28 days. but infectious disease expert doctor aileen marty says covid cases are likely 20% higher than the numbers show. >> part of the reason is because so many people are using at-home tests home tests are so popular. now, most people i know aren't reporting the numbers. do you think that's a big problem?
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>> it that it's a because it's it gives us a false sense of security. and it doesn't allow us to recognize exactly where the hot spots remember, surge in cases usually comes weeks before a surge in hospitalizations. and doctor, marty says not knowing where the hot spots are is especially troubling because additional resources can be sent in before hospitalizations get out of control. there's always going to be a problem with numbers. and and you know, not nothing's perfect. you've got to get to as close as you can. and you do estimate. and that's what we've always done for all kinds of diseases. that was brian entin reporting for u.s.. experts say the number of covid deaths is also an accurate because they don't always account. >> for people suffering from long-term covid. there's also the fact that many people get covid and then recover without ever knowing they even had it. >> now, many younger people are children are who are not
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yet eligible for the covid vaccine are ending up in hospitals and an alarming rate. there's now a large spike in the number of children under the age of 5. >> hospitalized with covid-19. the cdc says the trend underscores the need for older kids and adults to get their shots to protect those around them since mid december with the highly contagious omicron variant spreading quickly, the hospitalization rate in the youngest children doubled from 2 per 100,000 children to 4 100,000 children. young kids who are obese, have diabetes or lung disease are also more likely to catch the virus. when's the best time to get tested for covid after you've been exposed to the cdc has a few suggestions they say get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with the person with the virus, the date of the last close contact is considered day 0 fully vaccinated. people should get tested 5 to 7 days after close contact with the person suspected or confirmed with having covid. and
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according to the cdc, people who have tested positive for covid within the past 3 months and recovered do not have to get tested as long as they do not develop any new symptoms. the skyrocketing demand for covid tests has led to a rise in new testing scam. san francisco health officials are warning of an authorized covid testing sites across the city like this location and a tweet advertising free pcr testing at a tent near dolores park. that's not on the list of san francisco's authorize testing sites. if you'd like to find that list, you can head to s f dot gov. slash get tested. it's not just a problem here in the bay area. health officials in san diego are also warning about fake pop-up testing sites. they say, meanwhile, any of the sites are collecting any information. they're not releasing test results. the county's chief medical officer says there are red flags. people should be looking out for.
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>> when you ask what test is being around and what to what labs are running at and what organization there with or who the ordering physician is. they can't tell you any of that. and they also can produce a document showing that they're a medical professional many times, which you have to be in order to be collecting that type of in the field. >> officials say no testing site should ever ask for any non medical information like your social security number, such the red flag as well. stick with us com for more news continues after this.
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well, happening today over the east bay monster jam returning to the oakland coliseum. the event celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. >> and these world class drivers say they're excited to show off their speed and their skills. >> and this is the season opener for monster jam 2022. is going to be a big year, especially for our teams on me. we've got a veteran crew chief. we are sick and ready to rock this house and opened. this is my first time here. so i'm excited to make some new fans. >> never been to monster jam but looks like fun. monster trucks are going to put on a show all weekend long. there's still tickets available on ticketmaster check them out. if you're interested. the monster jam world finals will be held in orlando in may.
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>> well, there's a new millionaire on jeopardy and she is breaking several records. oakland native amy schneider is the first woman to break 1 million dollars on the game show. >> she's only the 4th person in history to do so during non tournament play. yesterday's episode also marked her 28 consecutive win, which is the most consecutive wins by a woman. julia collins set the previous record of 20 consecutive wins back in 2014 to congratulations to that bay area native. take a look at this. some polar bear at the buffalo zoo have some fun playing in record. snow have whole our record level snow. excuse me. close to 18 inches of snow fell in the city and that polar bear is having the time of its life. just plan with toys rolling around really enjoying all those conditions they were meant for. yeah, that's a good shake. still ahead here, the
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next hour of the kron. 4 morning news students and hayward were going to be going back to remote learning next week. >> we've got a live report on why the school board says the decision was the right one. plus a school other school districts across the bay area are dealing with teacher sick out. we've got the milpitas unified school district also putting american tire district 14. and the alameda county sheriff's office calling for freeways surveillance cameras after a shooting recruits. some oakland city leaders have privacy concerns. stick with us. proper morning news us. proper morning news continues to break. ♪ ♪ ♪ us. proper morning news continues to break. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news. at know. >> good saturday morning to you. thanks for joining us here on the kron. 4 morning news. >> i'm noelle bellow. it's saturday, january 8th. we've made it through that first full week of the new year. take a deep breath. you made it and we've got some sunshine this weekend and hopefully throughout the rest of the re quite dave. >> looks pretty though. there's some opportunities for some showers coming and going a little bit next week. this is a live look at what it looks like on the east bay shoreline. little bit some fog mixing out kind of spilling across the bay. just a touch giving us the impression of little bit the way some cloud cover. however, that dense fog
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advisory is gone. 30's up to the north bay. 41 nevado and napa and off to the east bay. we have a lot of 40's in place not just along the coast here it is. it's gone. now. it may return a little bit tomorrow, though, but ended a different spot here. we watch the projections overnight. here comes the fog redeveloping in the east bay around the delta. so it's a possibility we may have a little bit of that in the forecast tomorrow. look ahead for today. we've got 52 by 1 o'clock by for basically it turns mostly sunny, with most of the readings in the 50's to upper 50's at that, expect more of the same for tomorrow next week. you know, we'll have variable clouds with the possibility of showers jumping in and out of this forecast. but mild temperatures know. thanks, dave. >> governor gavin newsome has activated the national guard to help with the covid-19 testing crisis here in california. more than 103,000 new cases were reported on friday alone. yet millions of people in the state say they're still struggling to get themselves tested more than 200 members of the guard are going to be deployed
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across 50 testing sites to help boost the staffing levels and make the tests more easily accessible. this is video of members covid testing site at deer valley high school in antioch just yesterday. the site's going to run today from 11:00am until 7 o'clock tonight, additional sites in alameda contra costa, napa, santa clara and santa cruz counties are all expected to receive assistance from the national guard in the coming days. information for those locations have not yet been released. but when we receive them, we will relay those to you. now, this all comes as a growing number of bay area, schools, colleges and universities are all struggling to keep students in the classroom during the latest surge. some are now extending their distance, learning to try and keep students and staff safe. last night, santa clara university announced isolation housing for students. >> who have tested positive for covid is now at full capacity. they didn't say how many students have tested positive, but any more students who are living on campus who test positive in
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the near future are going to havehto be forced isolate in their dorm rooms, other colleges and universities have been forced to move to online classes, including san francisco state cal state, east bay, saint mary's uc berkeley. >> and uc santa cruz. developing in the east bay, the hayward unified school board has voted to move to remote learning for just one week. the vote came down last night after 100, 17 staff members tested positive for covid-19 in the past few days. kron four's camila barco joins us live now with more on the plan ahead. camila. >> yeah, also starting monday, students will be learning from home for one week. and for now, the idea is for them to return back to the classroom on january. 18th. now decision comes after a rise in covid cases among students and employees. if you remember, students came back to the classroom and just this week after winter break and already
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officials found more than 500 students tested positive for covid according to the school district. more than 100 school employees also tested positive for the virus in the past few days. now, i friday alone, 365 school employees were absent. and this has caused a staffing shortage. the school had to close 165 elementary classrooms. and it has impacted 615 secondary classrooms this week. now the idea for the remote learning is for kids to learn from home, but also give them time to quarantine as well. as for the teachers superintendent matt wayne chimed in last night during at that meeting. here's what he had tt say. >> operate school safely with this level of staffing is put in incredible strain. i'm our operations and particularly at our sites and i say administrators and state staff. we know and we want our
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students to be in school in person, learning. we're reaching a point where operating schools with this few staff is not a safe proposition. >> now, says his upcoming school week, every classroom in the district will undergo deep cleaning and employees will be given n 95 mask. families will also have the option to just send students to distanced hubs at this time. a locations of those hubs have not been announced. no questions were raised, whether one week is too short of a break for in-person learning school board member sarah product voted no on the proposal. she was the only one. she billy is the district should go remote for a month now. noel, this isn't the last of the conversation. the board members are scheduled to meet this upcoming friday. they will then decide whether they
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should have students. just go back to remote learning for one week or extent that timeline. so we'll have to see what happens next. for now, back to, you know, up to see how case numbers continue to fluctuate over the next week. camila, thank you for that live report. it is the same story over in milpitas where the milpitas unified school district. >> has ordered a quarantine across all 18 schools in its district. this comes after officials say they had 100, 67 steps to to teacher positions go unfilled this week and a quote of his exorbitant number of positive students and staff cases. students are expected to return to in-person learning on january 18th. there. coming up here on the kron 4 morning news. the man convicted of killing ahmaud arbery sentenced to life in prison. we're going to give you a recap. >> of what happened. the hearing. >> plus, a new high-tech tool triggering stocking concerns will show you how criminals are using the device to follow every move of unsuspecting
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>> welcome back. technology while often helpful and even fun can also have a dark side. some people now say they've discovered apple air tags are being used to violate their privacy. rudabeh shahbazi has story.
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>> they're meant to find keys wallets, remote controls and other items we commonly use and lose. but as with most tools meant to help us navigate daily life, the apple air tag can be dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands. ellie tindall in tennessee got a strange notification on her phone and believe someone put an air tag in her car tracking her every move. when i went outside to go look for tag. >> 2 men in hoodies standing awaiting in the second. they saw opening 2. i was in and they turned around and sprinted down the street. she's not alone reported cases in new york, toronto and florida just to name a few in louisiana. jennifer perkins also got the notification on her phone. it says your current location can be seen by the owner of this item. and showed with the nye and has like a red dot of light where
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they check your location. criminologists alex says where there are technological advances. there are opportunists looking to pounce in the case of of the one new york that the little size quarter was inside a bumper d can take a look inside my bumper. >> you know, if ever. but don't think i'm gonna do it every single day. apple has addressed the issue saying, quote, air tag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking if someone else's air tag finds its way into your stuff, your iphone will notice it's traveling with you and send you an alert after a while. if you still haven't found it, the air tag will start playing a sound to let you know. it's there. that was rudabeh shahbazi reporting for us this morning. dave. >> alright for today. plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. looking for those temperatures into the 50's same kind of deal expected tomorrow. next week. we may get a couple opportunities for a few little showers going. check out your forecast coming up in a bit. you keep it here. the kron 4 morning news the kron 4 morning news continues.
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>> welcome back. it's 9.14 on this saturday morning. the sun is shining for you. if you're headed out the door this morning, i'm curious how chilly it's going to be. dave, do we need jackets? sweaters means layers today. you know, players are doing because the afternoon will be pretty nice. pick lot of sunshine going on. so, you know, yes, shore for the morning hours. there's the blue skies already checking in at the golden gate bridge. as you can see, looks like some
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of the fog is really broken up very nicely. >> the storm tracker shows everything going around us. that won't be the case all week long, but at least for the weekend taking a breather off of the activity here. temperature check, though, noting how chilly it is this morning were around 40 ish up to the north bay here. a little bit more mild along the east bay shoreline inland, also into the 40's. 51 meanwhile, for san jose, they've been mild all this morning. 2 already in the 50's there. so fog cast. this is what it looks like as we develop into tomorrow overnight. tomorrow morning. looks like some fog will return streaming across the delta little bit. so solano county contra costa county might have some morning fog for your sunday. that mixes out back to mostly sunny for the balance of the day, noting that as well in future cast for that's the fog today were noting basically mostly sunny, as we get into the day today. and we do the same thing for tomorrow. there's a development morning. fog and again, mostly sunny for your sunday noticing cloud cover developing sunday night into monday. that rain chance is still in their early in the
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week. monday tuesday minutes more a sprinkle. but then by thursday, like a little stray shower is a possibility. futurecast, wind future the move this all the way till sunday to show kind of the offshore winds developing and it will focus up in the north bay. i don't think this is going to be tough for a wind advisory, but little pop happening in winds little bit around the delta as well. a little bit as you can see because are offshore like that. but because of the recent rains that will pose a threat on that front. so for this weekend, we've got that foggy start. that's already pretty much cleared out. sunny skies prevail. cool for the afternoon in the 50's to near about, but it's january. so early into the week we get variable clouds cold nights, a sprinkle tuesday monday zone is a possibility. maybe a shower will call. it may be on thursday question mark next weekend, saturday looks to be mostly sunny, but on sunday showers are a possibility again. today we're talking middle to upper 50's going on for locations here. good morning, fog. breaking up. big board shows those middle 50's over most of the real estate coming up and that will have the 4 zone forecast and the extended for you as well.
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know, thanks, dave. >> the northeast is digging out from a massive snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow in canceled thousands of flights that way. boston close their schools, other cities switch to remote learning new york city received half a foot of snow as of this morning, more than 1100 flights had to be canceled to that region. this the second major storm to hit the east coast this week and the region's preparing for yet another system this weekend. tom negovan has the latest. >> here's my empty classroom. technically new york city schools were open, but a lot of kids took the day off snowball fights on wall street snowman in times square. the plows out in force across new england are first winter storm here in arlington, massachusetts. >> a popular beach consumed by a blizzard on the coast of maine. >> near whiteout conditions from syracuse, new york to
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dekalb, illinois. first snowfall of 2022. and we have you covered. certainly a rough start to the new year here. and new york of new yorkers getting their first taste of snow this season and liking unless they're driving in it. terrible absolut air. we'll check out what commuters face this morning in south jersey. how about buffalo, nashville, tennessee. still nothing compared to states like kentucky. we've been here now about 2 and a half hours. record breaking snowfall, snarling traffic. hundreds of accidents, including a 30 car pileup on the western kentucky parkway. the state still reeling from last month's tornadoes. >> that was tom negovan reporting for us back here at home. the snow is sticking up in the sierra and chp is advising anyone headed up to tahoe this weekend. slowdown and be prepared for delays. taking a live look at conditions on highway 80 this
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morning. this is highway 80 at highway 2, 6, 7, you can the road looks a little slick there, but definitely clear of any snow. all the snow nicely off the roadway. cars are traveling, cars traveling on the highway through placer county are going to be screened for chains. if you're heading to tahoe highway patrol officer pete man says have your route planned out and just take it slow. >> really open and moving. and part of that is that and coming on, the people that are driving on it, though, making sure your loan yourself down in inclement weather. give yourself plenty of defense. don't cut off band other vehicle, you know, trying to find yourself out. so not all is imperative to make that it at that aggressive driving maneuver because that's what caused you to lose control. and then you've got a bigger problem. >> officer man said even if the roads are clear, make sure you have a full tank of gas tax on the car because all it takes is one unexpected accident ahead of you to our long delays. president biden
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and the first lady were in lewisville, colorado to visit the areas hit hardest by the marshall fire. >> welcome colorado's governor marshall fires. the most destructive wildfire in colorado state history. it destroyed nearly 1100 homes and buildings in under a day after it sparked back on december. 30th. 2 people are presumed dead due to the fire. the president is expected to meet with families who lost their homes as well as local leaders. federal aid has not yet been declared for those affected communities. >> it's as devastating it looks on television. as devastating as devastating as the environmental crises i've seen in the last year. it's going to take a long time. not going to kid you. we're going to stay with you as long as it takes. we're going to be for every step of the way. i promise. >> the president pledged to
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make sure fema helps families remove debris and start rebuilding. he went on to call the recent string of catastrophic natural disasters, a blinking code red for the united states. stick with us. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 9.23. on this saturday morning. and the 3
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georgia man convicted of murder for chasing and killing ahmaud arbery have been sentenced to life in prison. jonelle forte has the very latest on the sentencing. >> the 3 men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery each sentenced to life in prison for travis mcmichael who shot the fatal blow and his father, gregory, both life sentences come without the possibility of parole. their neighbor, william roddie bryan, who recorded the now infamous video of the shooting receiving a lesser punishment life with the possibility of parole for georgia law. he'd have to serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible many he'd be at least 82 years old before handing down the sentences. judge timothy walmsley reflected on the case and the video, the february twenty-twenty killing arbery was that hunted down. >> because individuals here in this courtroom. took the law into their own hands. the hearing began with bryant's attorneys filing a series of motions. all of them denied. >> followed by opening
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arguments in the in a series of emotional victim impact statements from arbery's i have a future that was taken from him. a sense of balance with >> so that he is that's what you in milan. over and over. see that what the rest of my life these men. have chose to lie. and my and his surviving family. each have no remorse. and do not deserve any leniency. >> in a surprise move we didn't hear from character witnesses for any of the defendants. instead, it fell in the defense attorneys to ask the judge for leniency their main argument that their clients don't represent the worst of the worst. nothing in travis mcmichael's life suggest that he's a danger to society. now. >> or will be a danger to society 30 years from now.
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after he has time to think to work. to grow. when he's in his 60's older than me right now. do we still? need want? a person like travis mcmichael behind bars. we'll be right back after the break.
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>> good saturday morning to you. welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news. thanks for joining us here on i was going say for saturday of the year, but actually that was new year's today, though, we are looking for a nice sunshiny day, which is good holidays. >> yeah, we'll get to a lot of sunshine today tomorrow. good for the vitamin d we've got a lot of it into the afternoon as you can see. appreciate off some of those morning. fog clouds just a touch there. 52 by 1 o'clock by 4. also at 52, although some locations will be popping even into the upper 50's as well. east bay shoreline shot. we're still left over with some of those fog clouds kind of mixing a little bit in the north bay, the dense fog advisory has now since been pulled, supposed to go till 10 o'clock. it may redevelop again for your sunday. however, in probably around the delta as it develops and central valley in spills in to the west, we also do have an offshore wind that's developing but plenty moist. so it's not a threat, as you can see, everything's going around us as we have a
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dose of high pressure on the home front. so enjoy the mild weekend temperature check. still chilly up there in the north bay. lower 40's, upper 30's 40's cover most of the east bay, as you can see. but 51 mile degrees. san jose for today. those temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50's going forward here. coming up in a little bit. we'll have that 4 zone forecast for you. also checking the extended in, see the passing of these little systems all week long while thanks, dave. >> outdoor dining. it's been a mainstay, of course, during the pandemic. but restaurants and downtown pleasanton have now been ordered to dismantle their set ups. so the city can clean the streets and trim the trees as kron four's. gayle ong shows us, though it's bad timing for restaurants who are relying on outdoor service during this latest covid surge. murray's t-cells owner of restaurant in downtown pleasanton had crews remove his $10,000 parkland for outdoor dining in order from the city of pleasanton requiring all downtown businesses. remove outdoor setups for cleaning and tree
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trimming the removal of park was temporary. but bad timing for t cells think our businesses. suffer. >> since the latest omicron surge to south says more than half of his customers prefer to eat outside. >> and now with that option gone right now, it looks like we're going to have to cut staff cutter hours of operation you ride this thing out. >> the city of pleasanton is working on a new park designed with the uniform. look in a meeting on january 4th, the city planner told the council businesses can expect to see site plans by march. 1st installation of the new park lutz is expected in early spring. we engineering's eyes on them. operations planning everybody. >> and then they need to finalize them. and then not only that, but they need to prepare construction drawings, which i really that that structural detail that we can and get out a statement from the city of pleasanton reads in part. >> this time frame will not only help the city ensure that all long-term design, accessibility and safety standards are properly addressed. >> but also allow time for
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essential street maintenance and cleaning that's been deferred for 2 years due to the presence of temporary pop up along main street, the city's working closely with its local businesses and the pleasanton downtown association to ensure a smooth transition to its parklet program for waiting restaurant owners like the south was sooner. the better. i'm hoping that that >> is the case and that they are in having those plans ready and delivering them to us. so. >> i'm rooting for him in pleasanton gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> well, get ready to pay for parking at the westfield valley fair mall. officials with the popular south bay mall say they want to discourage people who live or work nearby from leaving their cars parked there all day long. starting today, the first 2 hours of parking is free at the mall. but after that, you're going to be charged. a dollar per hour with the daily maximum of $10. all employees they can buy a parking pass for up to park on site. officials say the move
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should also improve security as the parking areas are now going to have access. the calls are growing to install surveillance cameras on freeways and alameda county after alameda county sheriff's recruit david nguyen became the latest victim of an apparent senseless act of violence. he was shot and killed along interstate 5.80 earlier this week. kron four's haaziq madyun has more. >> videos are are extremely valuable. we've just seen that recently with kevin nishita. they had the video of the car even though they didn't have the play, they have the car. >> and they were able to find that car eventually and then made arrests on that case. and without that evidence, i'm not sure that would happen. the alameda county sheriff's office is making that call for surveillance cameras in the wake of this week's deadly freeway shooting killing. 28 year-old david when he is a deputy recruit who died after being shot while traveling with the 5 80 freeway in oakland. he was heading home after a day of training at the
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sheriff's academy and get the cameras out there so we can start solving some of these shootings. alameda county sheriff's office spokesperson sergeant jd nelson says now is the time to take action on this before somebody else is killed in a car to car shooting with the plethora shootings that we had on the freeway, not just our own recruit. >> but jesper woo. >> you would think that somebody would say, hey, it's time to get cameras up, not just on the freeways, but in the cities as well. >> we have had 6 gun deaths related to gun shootings on freeways in oakland in the past year and we have not closed out any of those in terms solving in bringing someone to justice. we absolutely need camera technology. >> however, oakland city council member laura taylol cautions that the right ballot has to be struck between public safety and the privacy rights of local residents. >> you know, can we have a privacy advisory commission that helps us balance the needs to improve safety using
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technology while also making sure we don't abuse the >> access to that technology nelson says there's no time to waste. i know that in contra costa county, they have a series of cameras that they put on the freeways that have worked very well in solving crimes. and i'm quite honestly amazed that that cameras does not exist in alameda county. >> has he let you crowd for news? >> later this month, the vallejo police department is set to roll out new audio analysis software. it's set to transcribe the audio from an officer's body camera in real time. police chief shawny williams says the software developed by will make it easier to review body camera footage, a process which typically takes hours and often only happens after major incidents such as the deadly vallejo police shooting of 22 year-old sean monterrosa. in that case, it was determined based on body camera video. the officers involved failed to de-escalate the situation.
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>> it's a game changer. it's going to help me to fulfill a promise that i made as a chief 2 years ago to be more accountable to be more transparent and to be a more inclusive. >> the audio will be transcribed once officers dock their body cams back at the police station. the same software is currently being used by the alameda police department. on to our coronavirus coverage now as the omicron variant sense, covid numbers soaring across much of the country. many health officials are struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations, according to johns hopkins university, more than 300 million people worldwide have contracted the virus. nearly a 5th of those cases are here in the united states. health experts warn, though, the real numbers may actually be far greater. brian entin reports. >> we've seen the long lines for covid tests and the numbers have reflected with doctors and testing sites seeing a surge like never
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before. the numbers have really escalated. and when we come back after new years, it was like, i mean, almost like nothing we had ever seen. even in the height of covid previously, maybe a year or so. number is escalating numbers of cases, numbers of deaths. we hear about covid numbers all the time. whether they make us feel better or more nervous. but the truth of the matter is, most experts say while the numbers matter they are not accurate, our liable really are the numbers >> there underestimate their vast underestimate the latest count from johns hopkins university shows the u.s. has had 59 million covid cases and almost 9 million in the last 28 days. but infectious disease expert doctor aileen marty says covid cases are likely 20% higher than the numbers show. part of the reason is because so many people are using at-home tests home tests are so popular. now. >> most people i know aren't reporting the numbers. do you think that's a big problem?
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>> it was that it's a because it's it gives us a false sense of security. and it doesn't alcow us to recognize exactly where the hot spots are. remember, surge in cases usually comes weeks before a surge in hospitalizations. and doctor, marty says not knowing where the hot spots are is especially troubling because additional resources can be sent in before hospitalizations get out of control. there's always going to be a problem with numbers. and and you know, not nothing's perfect. you've got to get to as close as you can. and you do estimate. and that's what we've always done for all kinds of diseases. >> that was brian entin reporting for u.s.. experts say the number of covid deaths is also an accurate because they don't always account for people suffering from long-term covid. there's also the fact that a lot of people get covid and then recover. but that ever knowing that they even have the virus. many younger children who are not yet eligible for the covid vaccine are ending up in
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hospitals at an alarming rate right now, according to the cdc, hospitalizations of children under 5 have surged to more than 4 in 100,000 youngsters since mid december. that compares with the current rate of one per 100,000 for children, ages 5 to 17. when's the best time to get tested for covid after exposure. the cdc has a few suggestions. they say you should get tested at least 5 days after you've had. after you last had close contact with the person with the virus, the date of the last close contact is considered a 0 fully vaccinated. people should get tested 5 to 7 days after close contact with the person suspected. or confirmed with having covid. and according to the cdc, people who have tested positive for covid within the past 3 months and recovered do not have to get tested as long as they don't develop any new symptoms. solano county is now offering covid booster shots for teens 12 to 15 years old. you can
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get the shot at fairgrounds. mass vaccine clinic. it operates every friday and saturday from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. they accept both appointments and walk-ins go to solano county's website to make an appointment and also to find other pop-up vaccine clinics. and the white house is working with the u.s. postal service to distribute millions of covid home test kits to people who want them. according to the washington post, the biden administration is close to finalizing an agreement to give out 500 million at the kits, but to be able to send them out. the postal service needs to negotiate with labor unions to try to extend their seasonal workforce of some 40,000 extra personnel. they were all hired as holiday help. a web site is going to be set up soon where people can request those at-home testing kits. local authorities say they're getting reports of people selling fake at-home covid test kits online. here's some advice from the federal trade commission on how to make sure the test you are buying
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israel. make sure it's authorized by the fta. fda. excuse me, you can find the complete list on the agency's website. also do your own research on the seller, the website or the company before you buy it. that includes checking reviews on where you are potentially buying the covid test and be sure to pay by credit card because you always can dispute the charge with your bank. you can find all the information on our website. kron 4 dot com. dave shaking off the foggy blues this morning into mostly sunny in the afternoon with those temperatures middle to upper 50's. >> not bad for mid-january. a look at your 4 zone forecast and the extended coming up in just a bit. kron 4 morning news continues.
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>> welcome back. 9.44. here on this saturday morning and dave spahr is over there in the weather center. he's got a look at your forecast for today and the week ahead. and take a good morning. well, good morning. everybody were shaking off some of those fog blues a bit. as you can see, some blue skies making presence known a little bit of leftover fog, though, still. >> kind of mixing out east bay shoreline being lit up as you can see by the sun. joining us still chilly in spots, though. 39 santa rose. i suspect that's going to pop next hour, though, in the 40's 40's control. most of the board you can see here, although 50 for oakland. 46, meanwhile for san francisco in a 51 san jose, all this morning has been pretty mild in the south bay. so looking at tahoe ahead.
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it's also sunshine for those folks to on to early next week. temperatures will be behaving themselves in the lower 40's, not getting too warm. now we want to get to warm up there to get melting going on. we're going to keep it up there, we can handle this. so it's mild somewhat. and talk about some rate road problems earlier, but at least want to have new additional problems coming from the sky with all this. okay. the morning fog clears out. we're both see they see mostly sunny to your afternoon. tomorrow. we have little bit of an offshore wind starting to develop. we do see some fog again in the central valley. some of this may be sprayed into portions of the bay. but as far as any coming in from the coast, that doesn't happen until tomorrow night into monday. as you can see with cloud cover. not rains. your morning commute looks to be ok on monday. but later in the day we might be treated to some potential sprinkles with all of that. so complements a high pressure we can take at this time of year. so dry out driver right now. and then things changing a little bit into next week, but not quite the potency that we're used to. and recent storms. so here's that first little low
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little system dropping in that again is in the monday scattered clouds sprinkle possible better shot on thursday. but the later models turn less and less optimistic, although it may give us some mountain snows with that, as you can see and then the end of next weekend, there comes some more traffic into the following week. so where the winter months we want to continue to see this and will need these doses of rain to re-start fall behind. 56 san francisco mid-fifties also do it at the coast as we're seeing it on bayside some upper 50's as well. heading down south 58 per foster city in palo alto. 56 mountain view and in the south bay, 59 san jose morgan hill. 58 with the with the santa clara 58 cupertino. also upper 50's lining up the east bay shoreline, a touch cooler and tri valley mid 50's at that. 55 warmer creek, danville, also at 56, 54 at berkeley. 54 also for of allay 56 fairfield. 57 for napa in 58 santa rosa. not bad for mid-january. we continue that
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trend for highs throughout the week. ahead. again, maybe some sprinkles monday thursday, possible shower, but notice the clouds are in and out of variable clouds on balance for the week. ahead again, upper 50's those lows. meanwhile, they'll be some chilly nights here in the upper 30's. still, you know, it's january. meanwhile, 40's elsewhere and also at the coast know. thanks, dave. >> a public memorial service to remember nfl icon john madden is set to take place next month in oakland. madden died last month on december. 28th, but his family says a memorial service is set to be held on february. 15th, though, the exact location and time has not been announced. it will be announced soon. madden coach, the raiders in oakland for 10 years bringing the team's super bowl when in the 70's he lived most of his life here in the bay area. and he was inducted into the nfl hall of fame in 2000, 6.
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trailblazer, activist icon. those are just a few of the words used to describe actor sidney poitier who died yesterday at the age of 94 was known for the quiet dignity. he brought to his roles and for helping to break the hollywood color barrier. sam rubin has a look back at the incredible life of the first black man. kerr for best actor. >> call me a misstep >> by the time sidney poitier proclaimed those words on the big screen in 1967, he smashed % through hollywood's color barrier, becoming the first black leading man and the biggest box office draw in hollywood. you know, i was right. i know i was right. i've got to prove it. audiences for on the big screen in 1950, with a supporting role in no way out playing a physician treating a racist patient, but it wasn't until 1955, that hollywood really took notice. got any questions asked, just raise your hand. should teach.
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>> you come in straw, canton, blackboard. jungle was billed as the most startling film in years. >> about a teacher trying to get through to his juvenile delinquent students. it was violent towards time racially diverse, rock and roll music to mainstream audiences and featured a stellar breakout performance by that led to more movie offers. >> you know more. start opposite. tony curtis in 1959, is the defiant ones playing escaped prisoners shackled together. the role earned him an oscar nomination a very shopping. but it was this 1963 performance that made history. >> played a hand helping build a chapel for a group of nuns. >> and the role earned him an oscar making party the first black man to win an academy
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award for best actor knocking able just because something so looks different. the actor continued to trail blaze refusing to play stereotypical roles and proving that true talent regardless of race would find an audience and he was right. >> i fell in love with your daughter. with me in 1967. he had not one but 3 box office hits, including guess who's coming to dinner, which took on interracial marriage. >> if you my babies, they him a new home. >> he dealt with the race and class issues as a school teacher in to sir with love. >> we want to know you want beg. you have have ipad john town up he played detective virgil tibbs in the crime drama in the heat of the night, which won 5 academy awards, including best picture i can pull that fat cat down. i can bring in my he ended 1967 making history again. >> as the first black artist
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to be the number one box office star. the 70's brought a change audiences were looking for edgier content. toast to go behind the camera and direct. instead, we do it. you got the right case. he found box office gold with the richard pryor. gene wilder comedies stir crazy becoming the first black director to make a movie grossing over 100 million dollars. >> at the box office he slowdown in later years doing a few television movies in the 90's and retiring in 20. 0, one, but he always kept busy writing 3 autobiographical books and serving as an ambassador and accepting accolades from his peers, including multiple lifetime achievement awards. an honorary oscar. the presidential medal of freedom and a kennedy center honor. but the greatest gift he leaves behind is his legacy. a pioneer that helped change hollywood. >> that was sam or been
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reporting for us, put a leaves behind his wife, 6 children. and as you just said, an
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>> welcome back. there's a new millionaire on jeopardy and she is breaking several records. not only is she a bay area amy schneider is from oakland. she's the first woman to break 1 million dollars on the game show. she's only the 4th person in history to ever do so during non tournament
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play. yesterday's episode also marked her 28th consecutive win, which is the most consecutive wins by a woman. julia collins set the previous record of 20 consecutive wins back in 2014. so congratulations. she's going to keep on going. so we'll see how many more wins she can gather up. take a look at this. before we go, you've got to show we got to show you this polar bear at the buffalo zoo have some fun playing in the record level snow they received on the east coast this week, a close to 18 inches of snow fell in the city and look at just how happy this poll repair is playing with the toys. just like really, really in her element. that is for sure. look at that loving it face plant. haha. meanwhile, in pennsylvania, a york county police say they pull this car over because of a suspected dui and notice what looks like a live animal in the back of the vehicle. sure enough. the people in the car said they
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hit a deer, put it in their vehicle and then realized it was still alive. but just kept on driving anyway with a live deer in the back of their car. officers had the passenger take the deer out let it go free. the 19 year-old driver wasn't so lucky, though she was actually taken into custody as part of the dui investigation. buh thankfully that deer back in the wild. a missing dog in the england. finally back with her family 8 long years after she was stolen. >> this is the emotional moment. kasey, a cocker spaniel was reunited with her rightful owners. the dog had been stolen from her front garden back in 2013 and was kept for breeding all this time. police tracked her down after a scanned her microchip.
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then they returned kasey and 3 of her puppies to her overjoyed mom and dad. i'm sure kasey was overjoyed as well. all right. before we go, just want to give you one last look at the 7 day forecast, a little chance for coming up next week. but today enjoy the sun that we're getting. >> mix in with those clouds, but definitely soak up. all that might mean to you can. that's about all the time we've got for the kron. 4 morning news this weekend. i'm noelle bellow. we'll see you tomorrow morning.
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