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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 4. >> well, good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron. 4 morning news here on tuesday, january. 11th. all harvey, thanks for waking up with us this morning. well, yesterday, john was right on the money. we had a lot of great weather, some sunshine. hopefully we get a repeat of yesterday. john, good morning. yeah, i think you might like today even a little bit better keeping the sunshine around and some of her most mild temperatures of the forecast are actually expected today. >> tomorrow is going to be another mild one. and then we start to cool things down for the remainder of the week after that. your view outside
at berkeley this morning, just as clear as it was yesterday. gorgeous. way to start the day yet again, we are seeing a few clouds passing overhead across the region, but nothing that's going to interrupt things too terribly much for us. a little bit of coastal fog and then fog for this inland. but most of us are also fog free now, livermore and dublin. you're sitting at 38 degrees. some of our coldest temps petaluma and saint helene and not much above that at 39 degrees nap at 38 in fairfield are very spotted. 37 compared to our most mild spots like san francisco, pacifica and berkeley in the low to mid 50's. we do have a pretty wide range of temperatures this morning in some of us are starting up a lot colder than we were yesterday, such as the case in napa down 11 degrees from the same point yesterday. so after a cold start to this morning, we do have some of those most mild of temperatures that i mentioned. daytime highs climbing well into the low to mid 60's later on and keeping that sunshine around in full force just as we will for a lot of this
forecast. i'll be breaking down. what else to expect as we make our way through this week. still to come john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic this morning as you're traveling from the east bay into the city. >> about a 10 minute drive to make it to that fremont street exit. the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you're looking at a 13 minute drive at this hour, heading out of richmond across towards san rafale and will be about a nine-minute drive. so still pretty light. and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls about 20 minutes for you this morning. well, the explosion in covid cases and quarantine rules even if you're asymptomatic is taking its toll on local hospitals, businesses and schools, california surpassed 6 million total cases yesterday. the omicron variant is fueling this latest surge. now the search prompted the sonoma county health officer to issue a ban on all large gatherings. and as kron four's, dan thorn reports, everyone is being urged to stay home. limit your
travel to just necessary trips again. >> stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days. that's the request from sonoma county's public health officer of the omicron variant. >> our case rates have never been higher a shunt begin to decline. >> doctor, some during mace says sonoma county is dealing with a rapid rise in covid-19 cases and is expecting the surge will get worse in an appeal to the community. doctor mace is asking people to limit their travel outside of their home to just going to work or school or taking trips to the doctor or the grocery store. beginning wednesday, large gatherings of more than 50 people indoors or more than 100 people outdoors are also banned in the county just by pure volume. we're seeing increases in our hospitalizations. and, you know, we're really concerned about the county leaders are hoping these steps will help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed over the last 2 weeks. the county is seeing the case rate increase for more than 24 new cases per
100,000 to more than 120 cases per 100,000. those numbers are expected to climb large indoor gatherings that are not banned in the county include school events, courthouse activities, places of worship malls, restaurants and museums, large outside events can go on as planned as long as social distancing could happen. doctor mace says this is a temporary adjustment to once again help stop the spread and is asking local police to help enforce this order. the next 30 days, heat. >> helping stop the rapid spread of the highly contagious variant in our community. >> reporting in sonoma county, dan thorn kron. 4 news. >> how a new mandate is in effect in contra costa county. it requires all first responders to get their covid booster shot. this includes all law enforcement firefighters, emergency medical responders, along with people working in hospitals, jails and nursing homes,
workers who do not get the booster shot are going to have to get tested for the virus every week, even if they have already gotten their original doses. there is an ever-increasing number of breakthrough cases occurring among those who are fully vaccinated and boosted. here's a look at the current covid-19 cases across the state right now. it's not just breakthrough cases, but overall you can see the positivity rate has been trending upward and there's an average of nearly 57,000 new cases per day. so what does that tell us? is there nothing that we can do to protect ourselves? kron four's dan kerman pose that question to a bay area, infectious disease expert. here's what they had to say. >> breakthrough covid cases are becoming more and more common. even among those baxton boosted since the omicron variant exploded across the nation. breakthroughs or were coming out because >> the virus omicron this period is more capable of
evading our immune system. the delta variant, disease experts say that means everyone including those vaxxed and boosted. >> must double down on protecting themselves, especially over the next few weeks. that means wearing top tier in 95 or kn 95 masks and limiting the number of people you're around. be careful about about the kinds of situations you get into. >> especially indoors, especially people without masks, especially people. you don't know who may or may not be vaccinated, who may or may not have been careful. you know, it's a time to be careful in the past we might have going on bart, but it wasn't so crowded. you know, think twice. if you really have to do that. >> the past we might have gone too. some performances are sporting events. no, it outside. i think twice about those things. now, infectious disease experts point out those vaxxed and boosted you get breakthroughs. >> we'll likely have milder
cases. but they say cdc data shows those most at risk for hospitalization continue to be those with at least one underlying condition. the things i worry about, first of all, older age, second of all, obesity, 3rd >> underlying pulmonary disease for the minister oppression and then 5th, maybe pregnancy or late pregnancy. those are the sorts of things where your lungs don't work as well. and he can mount the same sort of. immune response that someone who say it was younger. ken, about infectious disease experts say if you have one of those conditions, you really should consider. >> staying close to home until this current surge peaks that supposed to happen within the next few weeks. dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> well, the rising number of hospitalizations in the bay area means local hospitals now have to decide between which patients to care for and as they begin to spin or postpone elective surgeries by pushing back those non-emergency surgeries like in knee or hip replacement hospitals can free
up staff and also keep the tension to those who need it immediately. and some warn it could lead to long-term health consequences. >> so sometimes, you know, so he comes into the emergency department, for example, and they you know, serious infection or a problem with their intestines where, you know, they could were sent in a very short period of time and they need surgery in order to deal with that. those are cases we really want to have the capacity to manage. >> well, the state health department has not issued an official order, but officials say they are evaluating that situation for now. they're leaving it up to hospital teams to look at elective surgeries on a case by case basis throughout the day to decide which are necessary. patients should be ready to see their appointment postpone. if it can be. also, the rapid rise in cases is also taking a toll on businesses. a growing number of restaurant owners say they're struggling to keep their doors open simply because there aren't enough
staff available, whether that's due to employees testing positive for being exposed to the virus. laurie thomas with the golden gate restaurant association says the daily stress of not knowing how each day is going to go isn't just taken a financial toll on business owners put a mental one as well. >> real emotional stress that manifests in different ways. and we just really need to help each other and we need everybody understand that our industry is is really suffering. we had to make the decision to close this morning as we just didn't have a kitchen staff available. thomas recommends checking a restaurant social media pages. see if they're open for says things can change day by day. >> one way you can support your favorite restaurant is by buying a gift card and above all else have patience as businesses. just try to get through all of this. just got more difficult to get a covid test in san francisco because several testing sites in the city are going to be close to today because of a nationwide
computer glitch. the city health department said the glitch shut down test sites yesterday as well. here's a list of the affected locations on your screen. officials are asking people to not go to the sites for testing at this time. the working with the vendors to try to accommodate people had an appointment yesterday. in the east bay. the elsa rio police department is mourning one of its own this morning. the department confirms officer jared bernstein was killed in a car crash sunday morning on interstate 80 near san pablo dam road. authorities say a van and fun of the officer lost control and collided with the center median bernstein's car and 2 others hit that van and he was pronounced dead at the scene. chp is still investigating the cause of this accident. it was a procession yesterday afternoon as the officers body was exported from the contra costa county coroner's office. in a statement the department says officer bernstein was, quote, everything a person could hope
for in a police officer, a citizen that he made his son, a brother and a friend. he was just 26 years old. santa rosa police are looking for the people responsible for vandalizing a holocaust memorial. police say the fountain at the santa rosa memorial park was knocked over and sustained major damage. they say it's a employee believes the fountain was vandalized on friday between 9.15, in the morning and to 40 in the afternoon. well, the fountain at the holocaust memorial was previously vandalized and knocked over in 2020 as well. police are still looking for the suspects in that incident. and the oakland fire department responded to a boat fire yesterday morning near the port and estuary. this is video of that scene from the citizens app. fire officials say the crews quick work help prevent any further damage. no word yet on what may have caused that fire or if there were any injuries involved. they did mention that the department will soon be getting a new fire boat to better deal with these kinds
of incidents. coming up on the kron 4 morning news. president joe biden is trying to win the support of more lawmakers in georgia. >> why the extra support is necessary to get voting rights legend leigh legislation through the senate. plus bay area schools are taking different approaches to addressing the case surge in classrooms. we're going to break down the different policies in place in each district. and a pilot escapes death with moments to spare. we're going to show you how officers satan in the nick of time. we'll be right back time. we'll be right back after the break. - hi mommy! - hi honey! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. ♪ hush little baby...♪ ♪...don't say a word...♪ but if slow upload speeds turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year.
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the kron. 4 morning news. the time we now 04:14am, as you're waking up on a tuesday morning. >> hey, and the weather is supposed to be nice and meteorologists john sabol. john, you've been tracking that. i see you have a our beacon of hope of behind. yes, quite our the beacon of hope. the beacon of >> now is the little white this morning on what is a pretty dark start to the morning. but a dark, unclear way to kick things off for san francisco. we have a couple of patches of fog for this to inland, but nothing too terribly much. that's going to slow you down yet again for your tuesday morning's commute. a little bit of cloud cover sitting above us on radar. and you can see that zoomed in here on the bay area. just that thing. cloud cover to start the day and then ample sunshine as we work our way through the afternoon. high pressure ridge firmly in place at this point, keeping us mild and keeping us dry,
you'll see that steadily continuing through this forecast ahead today on into tomorrow. we'll continue to see some afternoon sunshine for us on into thursday. we will see some of biggest increase in cloud cover. but still really not lining up for any chances of rainfall. as you can see to the west. there are a couple of showers that will be offshore but fizzling out before they really have a chance to reach the bay area. so we remain dry even through that most likely chance of rainfall on thursdny, which is panning out to not much of a chance at all. today's daytime highs will be among the most mild of your forecast. climbing well into the mid 60's for some parts of the bay like san jose and surrounding areas at 66 for your highs. livermore pleasanton dublin, each at 61 while oakland, a nice 65 degrees. today, vallejo at 61 degrees. and then looking at some upper 50's to low 60's near the coastline. tomorrow's temperatures will be right around the same as today's after that. we'll see a subtle cool down for the rest of the forecast. that will take us
back into the upper 50's on average by the weekend. skies clouds here. and there don't expect really any chance of rainfall in sight just yet, john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your morning traffic. a lot of construction going on out there, but no hot spot. >> traveling into the city right now about a 10 minute drive to that fremont street exit. the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. about 13 minutes for you to make that commute. let's head out of richmond heading across towards san rafale about a 10 minute drive. pretty quiet at this hour and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. it will be about a 20 minute drive for you this morning. well, we're learning more about what led to this dramatic scene in los angeles. take a look. officers rescued a pilot who crash-landed on to these train tracks on sunday. the pilot, as you can see from that video narrowly escaped death because a train smashed into the plane moments after the pilot was pulled out. mary beth mcdade shows us what happened immediately after
this. >> cam footage shows the life and death situation that lapd officers put themselves in sunday evening in pacoima to save a pilot's life. they managed to rescue him from his down plane just seconds before a train crashes into it on the metrolink tracks. >> not far from whiteman airport. >> in that time frame from especially the pilot team when the train hit was about 5 seconds. it all happened so fast. frantic on-lookers at first feared the worst. >> after seeing the train smashed into the plane. that crash landed onto the officers talk today about the moments that led up to the heart pounding rescue. i mean, are to our communications >> stop all real activity. >> to metro link because the
pilot was the sole occupant enable to breathe and talk. they were going to wait for the fire department to extricate him. point again, we're just going to. we the pilot >> intact because we didn't know what his injuries were. >> that plan changed in an instant when realized train was speeding down the tracks towards a small plane with a pilot inside. when all the bells and whistles and i started flashing. >> this can really be happening. but look down the tracks and >> you see that rain nearly the officers realized this train wasn't going to stop. >> and quickly jumped into action. and all reached in, grabbed we got them we just from the plane and dragon as far we >> you know, for degree air secondary fire. we know what happened. i don't believe realize how close the train was. i didn't realize how close it was at the time the pilot and his wife are extremely grateful for these officers. heroic actions. thank you.
>> it's a job they i mean, they saved his life. >> that was incredible. now that was mary mcdade reporting. the pilot was the only one on board that plane he's listed in stable condition. authorities are now looking into why the train did not stop even after police made that request. well, switching gears, president joe biden is heading to georgia to gain support for voting rights legislation right now that effort is gridlock in the 50 50 senate this week, democrats are going trying to change the senate's rules to force it through. raquel martin joins us live from dc with the latest. good morning workout. >> good morning. will expect this to be an extremely symbolic trip for president biden. we know that he will not only be heading to the late congressman john lewis. his district will also be heading to pay his respects at the grave of martin luther king, the president and says that voter rights are under historic threat. expect this to be his strongest
endorsement for legislation yet. >> his plan is to sign voting rights legislation into law. president joe biden is heading to georgia tuesday. >> in an effort to gin up support for sweeping federal voting rights legislation. he's quite focused on >> ensuring the american people understand what is at stake here. the president will deliver a speech endorsing 2 plans currently being blocked by senate republicans. the bills are designed to strengthen the 1965 voting rights act and improve everything from redistricting to campaign finance laws. the president forcefully advocate for protecting the most bedrock american, right? the president will likely call on senate democrats did change the senate rules. >> to get around republican opposition. the west virginia democratic senator joe manchin has yet to endorse the option on the senate floor monday. senate majority leader chuck schumer vowed to hold a vote to do just that by the end of the week to move forward on defending democracy. meanwhile, republicans are
promising a historic fight. i would do anything in my power lawfully. it would destroy a key feature of american government for every monday. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell slammed both bills and insisted the rules are in place to force both parties to work together a radical. >> senate takeover. for a radical elections. take over. and president biden may not get the warmest welcome once arriving in georgia, we know coalition of civil rights groups are saying without a road map, they are not excited for this beach. they say they want to plan not a speech. >> for now in washington, raquel martin, back to you. brianna, thank you for that update. well, coming up next on the kron, 4 morning news, a mountain lion was spotted in daly city. >> a woman says she discovered it in her neighborhood will be right back after the break.
well, police in daly city, we're looking for mountain line after a woman spotted it in their backyard yesterday. daly city police officers along with the department of fish and wildlife are looking for the big cat in the area of west more avenue in baldwin avenue all day long. lori gold says she first spotted the mountain lion when our dogs kept barking up at a tree.
>> as i was approaching the tree on the upper level of the yard. i noticed this big tail hanging down and i was like, oh, my god, what is that? so i walked a little closer. i looked right up and it was looking right down at me that mountain lion. >> haha. >> daly, city police last tweeted around 5.30, last night that they were monitoring the area and there have been no further updates. they're urging residents to use caution when you're leaving your house. dole is expanding its recall of packaged salads linked to a listeria outbreak. the company says iceberg lettuce. >> process at its facilities. and soledad, down in monterey county, as well as ohio may be contaminated. the lettuce about 36. other adult products found in its allies were recalled from the soledad facility. so far, no illnesses from consuming those products have been reported. listeria can cause high fever headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea and healthy patients. but for children and elderly people, it can cause
serious or even fatal infections. well, still ahead of the kron, 4 morning news governor gavin newsome avail his proposed budget for the state. what it includes and how much everything's going cost. >> we'll be right back after the break. when a truck hit my car, the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i was hit by a car and needed help. i called the barnes firm, that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. ♪ the barnes firm injury attorneys ♪ ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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to the kron. 4 morning news it time for you now for 29 approaching 4.30, i'm reyna harvey. >> the last couple of days have been really nice. a break. but at some point this week job, we could see some rain. isn't that right? so we are looking slim chance of maybe a couple sprinkles along the north coast later this week. but for the bay area. >> looks like we actually could be looking at some dry weather ahead of us, which will definitely be really, really nice. your view outside of her berkeley hills camera showing you clear skies up above. we aren't seeing much in the way of fog until you head to our for list of inland valleys. that's where we will have a couple of visibility issues, especially out towards the central valley this morning. now, temperatures right now are in the 30's and 40's with livermore and dublin each at 38 degrees. our warmer spots, pacifica, san francisco and berkeley to name a few are in the 50's compared to those 30's across the north bay. so pretty wide range of temperatures to be taking up this morning for the north bay like va