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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> now at 6 o'clock governor gavin newsome laying out a new plan to battle the golden state's latest covid-19 surge, including bringing back covid sick time for some workers. that is where we start this saturday night here on kron. 4 news at 6. i'm jonathan mccall and i'm justine waldman. and that is what governor gavin newsom is asking for. his proposed 2022 state budget. the governor is expected to present. >> a proposed 2.7 billion dollar covid-19 emergency response package. coming up on monday. kron four's gayle ong breaks down the details on what's inside of it.
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>> on saturday, governor gavin newsom's administration unveiled a proposed 2.7 billion dollars covid-19 emergency response package. overall. the package includes 1.2 billion dollars to bolster testing by expanding hours and capacity at testing sites throughout the state. 583 million to accelerate vaccination and booster efforts combat misinformation. 614 million to support frontline workers. >> 200 million to support state response operations and 110 million to support vulnerable populations. the governor's proposed budget also calls for new legislation to put supplemental paid sick leave policies in place to protect the state's health care workers. this amid the surge driven by the omicron variant last year, there was an emergency supplemental paid sick leave policy that expired last fall. it provided additional 80 hours of paid sick leave state administration officials say additional contracted health care workers from out of state will be deployed to help hospitals stretched thin.
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governor newsom will present his proposed state budget on monday. gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> and governor gavin newsom has activated the national guard to help with the covid-19 testing crisis here in california. more than 103,000 new cases of covid were just reported on friday. yet millions and millions of people in the state say they're struggling, even find out if they have covid because there are no tests available. more than 200 members now of the national guard will be deployed across 50 testing sites to help boost the state to levels and make the tests more easily accessible. so this is video now members getting assisting, assisting a covid testing site a deer valley high school. that's an antioch. this was from yesterday and the site is going to run today from 11:00am. until 7 at night. additional sites in alameda contra costa, napa, santa clara and santa cruz counties are expected to receive assistance from the national guard in the coming days for information on those locations. as soon as we get it, we'll give it to you.
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meanwhile, the white house is working with the u.s. postal service to distribute millions of covid home test kits to anyone who wants one. the washington post is reporting the biden administration is close to finalizing an agreement to give out 500 million of those test kits. but in order to send them the postal service is negotiating with labor unions to accent extend that seasonal workforce of some 40,000 extra personnel that was hired just is to help out during the holiday. the website will soon be launched when people can request those test kits. meanwhile, a surge in covid-19 cases forced a number of school districts across the bay area. >> to move back to virtual learning health and education leaders in santa clara county say that right now in person learning is still the best way for them to go. kron four's phillipe djegal learn more about the county's decision to keep kids in the class. >> while the omicron variant of covid-19 spreads through
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south bay communities, santa clara county, public health director doctor sara cody says it is milder than previous variants. a factor in why she believes students should continue attending class in person. we've learned that in person, education is what they and remote learning doesn't support their mental health. emotional health. >> i'm an academic well-being nearly the way the in-person learning does. doctor cody stands in solidarity with doctor mary ann is the county superintendent of schools at the santa clara county office of education and join cody for a joint media statement released friday. the ability for schoolfdistrict to offer remote or virtual learning ended on june 30th 2021. still the numbers are concerning. data posted online by the public health department shows the 7 day average of cases has increased about 237% since christmas, 630 were reported
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on december. 25th. >> 2123 were reported friday and the age group making up the highest percentage of cases are those 19 years of age and younger. let's continue to operate with the latest health and safety guidance offered by the california department of public callum. we're working alongside our districts to preserve in person, learning together. i think that we're going to get through this surge. >> we're going to keep our kids in school where they thrive. doctor cody, adding the community will have to find ways to co exist and live with covid-19. >> phillipe djegal all kron 4 news seawall. take a look at this scene caught on camera. a wild. see that a covid-19 vaccine clinic in orange county. look at this. >> video shows a man hitting health care workers at that clinic. apparently this all started over a mask dispute. this happened back on december. 30th. you can see the moment that man goes into a rage after a security guard reportedly asked him just to
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wear a mask. the alleged attacker identified as 43 year-old thomas apollo reportedly called staff members murders before hitting 2 of them. it took officers 50 minutes to finally get him into custody nearly 2 years into the pandemic. health care workers say they're concerned how some of them are now being viewed as the enemy. >> we're here not going all our wonderful everybody. were not so much here now for some people would be any. so i don't understand this isn't a job. >> apollo was released from custody. the very next day. the orange county district attorney's office could file charges against him as early as this coming monday. right now on kron 4 dot com. you can get the very latest covid-19 headlines including information on where to find testing sites and vaccines. just give the qr code on your screen with your mobile devices and you'll be directed to oon 4 dot e. com.
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>> let's talk about our weather forecast right now as we take a live look outside here in a very cold san francisco on this saturday night. >> kron 4 meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez here with a look at what is on the way for the evening. a sunny day across the bay area. but cold temperatures rolling it. yeah. and we are also seeing that sunset out there in full force already getting dark out there for your saturday evening. but radar for tracking clear sky conditions and temperatures already cooling down into the mid to upper 40's for most of our inland valleys. little more. 46 degrees. 49 at timber on the petaluma. also in the mid 40's. >> but we're tracking nearly 8 to 10 degrees of warming. for those of you in downtown san francisco and berkeley in the mid 50's out there right now compared to our coolest inland valley. so when tracker for tracking calm wind speeds out there, but it's because of that lack a blanket of storm cloud cover and also the calmer winds this evening that we are going to see
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temperatures a little bit chillier tonight. the last night. futurecast for though, also going to see reduced visibility for inland valleys in the north bay and east bay. specifically for those of you in livermore, visibility at or near 0 during the overnight hours. better lifting, though, around the bay area shoreline. but we could wake up to another dense fog advisory. so plan ahead for your sunday morning commute. temperatures, though, going to stay on the seasonable side with drier conditions as well. details, though, on the nice warm up that we're expecting for your sunday afternoon in my full forecast in just a few minutes. just seen. and jonathan, back to you risa. we'll check back with you in just a few moments. thank you. still to come tonight, here at 6. >> covid-19 coverage continues as california lawmakers try to get more folks. health insurance. the new plan now being proposed and first national leaders came to las vegas today to honor the late democratic sen. >> harry reid.
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>> some of the biggest names in politics were in las vegas to pay tribute in to honor former nevada senator incident majority leader harry reid during a memorial service about a senator spearheaded some of the most important legislative battles over his 3 decades in congress. re died in december after a four-year battle with cancer. >> he was 82 years old. president biden along with former president obama, house speaker nancy pelosi and majority leader chuck schumer all spoke at the service read
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rose out of poverty to become one of america's most influential legislature's. he was a powerful and well loved politician in his home state. he is remembered as a devout public servant dedicated to his family, his faith and his country. >> and tracking seasonal temperatures today for the 1st half of your weekend. but this 2nd half going to feature a slight warm-up details ahead. coming up in a few minutes.
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>> we go back now to our covid-19 coverage in the struggle over how to handle schools in the wake of the omicron variant. according to the state department of education, california students continue to fall behind during the covid pandemic. it shows that only 49% of golden state students met basic english standards. >> only about a 3rd met math standards. that's a significant drop from the 2018, 2019 school year when 51% of students in california met basic english requirements. and 39% met math requirements. the state also reporting an increase in the number of kids who are absent and a decrease in graduation rates. and with that, the hayward unified school board has now voted to move to remote learning for one week. the vote coming down last night. it comes after 117 workers tested positive for
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covid-19 in just the past few days. kron four's camila barco breaks down the details. >> just this week alone, more than 500 students in the hayward unified school district tested positive for covid. but the bigger problem for the district is its employees who have either been sick in quarantine or have not shown up for work. the district has become so understaffed and it's forced them to move to online the issue was not about transmission. >> in school, it was about our ability to maintain a safe environment in our schools. and given just the number of staff. but we have out at this time in the past week, 117, hey, we're unified school district employees. >> have tested positive for covid and each day the district has had more than 300 employees. the absent for work. you cannot >> operate school safely with this level of staffing is put in incredible strain. i'm our
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operations and particularly at our sites and i say administrators and state staff superintendent doctor matt wayne says >> 165 elementary classrooms closed and 615 secondary classrooms have been impacted this week alone. and we want. >> our 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. late friday night in a 4 to one vote with the board, members decided students will go remote for one week. >> starting on monday for now. the idea is for them to come back for in-person instruction on january 18. if we implement virtual learning. >> we can't allow those staff who might be in quarantine might be awaiting test results to feel ok and choose to do the virtual learning from home that allows us to really increase the number of staff we have available for
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instruction for our students. school leaders are making an exception for the families without wifi or child care. >> those students are going to be able to go to some physical campuses to continue their virtual learning. but again, this is only in situations where it's absolutely absolutely necessary for a family. the school district's public information officer says board members are going to regroup this upcoming friday. they'll decide then whether students should come back to the classroom on january. 18th. >> or extend the remote learning timeline? i'm camila barco reporting for kron. 4 news. >> california lawmakers are proposing a sweeping the first in the nation. universal health care plan. the program would provide health care services to each and every resident here in the golden state and would be financed by a broad array of new taxes on individuals and businesses. groups representing doctors and insurance companies are opposed to the idea. voters,
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though, would have to greenlight tax hikes through an election that would amend the california constitution in order for it to take effect. >> we'll talk about our weather forecast now. so we take a live look outside across the golden gate bridge on the saturday night. some blue skies out there today was nice to see the sun after a couple gloomy days. but it's definitely chilly out there. indeed. kron 4 meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez here tonight with a look at your evening plans and get you ready for sunday. yeah, it's going to be a chilly night tonight in the bay area because of that lack a blanket of storm cloud cover. we're tracking noticeably cooler temperatures. >> 30's returning far inland valleys. live look outside san francisco international airport. all clear right now. this evening, a very dry calm outlook for your saturday night and storm truck. not looking great for the bay area, but we are going to continue the drying trend. a storm is going to try to sweep through sunday night through monday. but as you can see, nowhere in sight, it is going
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to leave behind a blanket of clouds. but dry conditions overall, even as we head into tuesday and the middle of this upcoming week where temperatures expected to warm up slightly for your midweek. forecast temperatures right now, though, already cooling down into the 40's for innermost valleys. 46 degrees for livermore. >> 8 degrees warmer for those of you in downtown san francisco at 54 and overnight lows tonight. cooling down into the mid to upper 30's for all of our inland valleys from the north bay, east bay, even south bay, san jose and fremont cooling down to 39 degrees in santa rosa in the mid 30's. so going to see subfreezing temperatures there. downtown san francisco and oakland, a little bit milder around the bay area. shoreline, widespread low 40's there. but daytime highs rebounding very nicely. we're going to be at or slightly above average, widespread mid 60's and low 60's for those of you in redwood city and san jose, 62 degrees, low 60's for hayward and fremont with
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widespread mid to upper 50's ,pfor everyone else in the bay area. even downtown san francisco and napa warming up into the mid-fifties. but taking a look ahead at your next 7 day outlook going to remain seasonal little change within the next 7 day forecast and our rain outlook, unfortunately looking grim. back to you, jonathan and justine risa. thank you. sports is up next. and after more than 2 seasons away. >> dubbed fans get ready. klay thompson set to return to the court tomorrow against the cavs. mills has the details on the way.
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>> and now kron 4 sports. >> read joyce they shun after 941 days were star klay thompson will make his return to the nba tomorrow when golden state host the cleveland cavaliers, thompson made the announcement on his instagram page. the workers also shared a brief video of thompson saying dubbed nation i'm back the 5 time all-star hasn't played in a game since june of 2019 after suffering an acl tear followed by an achilles tear in october of 2020 thompson and star steph curry earned the nickname the splash brothers for their shooting prowess during the worst 3 championship seasons in 2015, 17 18 curry in the rest of the team are all they say this moment has been a long time coming. >> feel like super excited
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before anything. i'm a fan of his game. i love this game. the game needs clay. means one of the best shooters. 10 plays games. just a beautiful thing. like always say the games are to me. so i just appreciate it. it's fun. watching him play. i mean. the way she was the boss, a beautiful thing. the mechanics, everything. he's statically, please. and so i'm excited to get him back out there. >> after a tumultuous year of van der cain is out of the san jose sharks organization. the team announced that cain has been placed on waivers. they plan to terminate his contract for violating covid-19 protocols. espn is reporting that cain broke the league rules by traveling home to vancouver while he was in covid protocols is supposed to be isolating due to the virus. cain was just assigned to the san jose barracuda as of the hl november after serving a 21 game suspension, that punishment was for using a fake vaccination card this fall. the nhl also is investigating allegations of domestic abuse against cain made by his estranged wife.
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however, the league said they could be substantiated. kane's agent has declined to comment. usf great bill cart right in the house today for the dons they're hosting san diego price monroe, the san francisco native on the ball here in place for first layup 15 points. however, this game - was all u.s. s. yeah. the south's key gets the position inside for the layup and he was fouled too. 21 points and 17 boards for him dogs when it 88 73. they host loyola marymount on thursday. that's all we'vegot for sports. all. send it back to you in the studio. alright island, thank as a part of wisconsin. that's paying special tribute to the late betty white. and it's doing so by donating to one of her favorite causes. >> the commerce street bar in mineral point, wisconsin is
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letting its customers by beers for their friends in advance. it turns out mineral point was also the hometown of white's husband. and for years, locals were p pain. her tab there. >> pretty cool story there. allen ludden was a famous comedian and they were married for a while before he passed away in. so many folks were saying how important was for her to finally be reunited with and now they are both together and all the proceeds will go to a local animal charity. >> thank you for joining us here at 6. we'll see prime time tonight.
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now on inside california politics. the capitol riots one year later. we are no better off today. in many ways our democracy. >> is more vulnerable now than it was a year ago. an inside look at the investigation into the january 6th insurrection. plus, lawmakers return to sacramento as the omicron variant drives a new coronavirus surge. the task for governor newsome and the legislature as battles grew over key issues. >> casting across the golden state. this is the sign california politics. >> thanks for joining us for in


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