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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 novato in fairfield is a
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much colder start than where we were sitting yesterday. so certainly do not forget your jackets. as you venture out there. today's going to be most mild day of the forecast with plentiful sunshine and highs climbing well into the low to mid 60's. so one certainly to enjoy it. no, you liked yesterday. rain at today's another one. i think you're going joy. >> thank you, john. looking forward to all that sunshine. all right. get a look at your traffic for today. if you're traveling from the east bay into the city to that freeman street exit about a 10 minute drive at this hour. the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you can make that commute in about 13 minutes for you. there. let's check out. the richmond center fell bridge heading out of richmond across towards sandra fell about 10 minutes and the golden gate bridge a 20 minute drive traveling from 37 to the tolls. all across the bay area. school district leaders are at odds on how to adjust to omicron cases rising. the approach has been varied across the region with some school districts moving forward with in-person learning and others going
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virtually virtual temporarily. kron four's ella sogomonian tells us some of those challenges that the districts are facing now. >> on friday, 500 oakland unified school district teachers called out of work 2 instead strike over rising covid cases and what they said was an insufficient supply of masks. now, a public petition launched by students there is gaining traction online with at least 300 signatures collected by sunday. the students are demanding more covid-19 protocols and supplies by monday. the 17th, if not the group refuses to show up to class for the remainder of the week. we are demanding. >> kn 95 mask for all the students because not easily accessible to them twice a week pcr and rapid tests for everyone on campus and more outdoor spaces to eat safely when it rains. >> over in the dublin unified school district, more than 2300 parents signed a petition there to transition back to remote learning the superintendent said that the california state legislature,
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we will not allow that unless 100% of parents signed an independent studies waiver west contra costa county canceled classes monday because of absences related to covid-19. but everyone there is expected to return on tuesday and the peta says back to in-person studies on monday, although parents can opt in their kids to learn from home. >> resorting to a hybrid model. meanwhile, kids in hayward will be at home all week long. >> after a staffing shortage at their school district for now, they're expecting to come back to campus on the 18th unless distance learning is extended. >> that was ella sogomonian reporting. will hayward unified is offering a safe space caught learning hubs at several schools for students to go to if they can stay home or if they don't have access to internet, there is a list up on their web site with all that information. well, as we mentioned earlier, classes are resuming today in west contra costa county school district. that is a close. all the schools last friday yesterday to clean and sanitize the
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facilities. the district is also requiring employees and students to take covid test monday report. those results before school today. this is because a large number of staff absences and an increasing number of covid cases in the school district. meantime, in san francisco, it appears that parents, teachers and city leaders and school board members are all struggling to get on the same page as far as covid safety. this after more than 600 educators called out sick last week. the san francisco board of education, president gabriela lopez tweet that city health officials are refusing to a 10 an upcoming school board meeting to take questions from the public officials with the city's department of health confirmed they are not taking up her request. fellow board member allison collins is blaming the district and city leaders are creating what she calls an educational emergency >> we have schools that are, you know, barely able to function because of lack of staffing. we're trying to fill gaps with parent and we're
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trying to fill gaps with central office staff. and that's just not. that is just not acceptable. so we know that the demand is very high. we're doing everything we can to get these tests into the hands of students, staff and families and will continue to do that this week. >> colin says there needs to be more available testing sites in the district. a district spokesperson says 56,000 take on tests that were provided by the state will be sent out to families this week. across the bay area. more city officials and more city offices are having to close their doors because of surging covid cases. police in pinole. they close the public safety building to the public until further notice. new york city and police offices are closed until next tuesday. hayward city hall offices are closed every friday of this month. brent, what is closed at city hall police headquarters and the municipal services centers until further notice. and the city hall is going to close to february. 28. well, health care, a gas
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tax holiday and billions to address homelessness. climate change in public safety issues. these are all a few of the financial priorities. governor newsome present and his proposed state budget. ashley zavala breaks it all down in the new spending plan. >> for the second year in a row, governor gavin newsome presenting his financial priorities amid a pandemic health care at the top of new sums list in his 286.4 billion dollar spending plan. the governor are proposing to extend the state's health care coverage. medical to all low income californians regardless of immigration status, it would be the first of its kind in the nation. newsome wants to earmark 614 million dollars in this year's budget for the program. it would cost more than 2 billion dollars every year after with the program starting in january of 2024, said we're going to do it. so we take a few years we're committed to doing it. flush in cash and grappling with rising inflation. the governor proposing a gas tax holiday to hit the brakes on a gas tax
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increase that is that the trigger? in july, the pause would decrease the state's bill revenue this year by 523 million dollars on transportation. newsome wants to spend 4.2 billion dollars to complete the first phase of the high-speed rail. the segment running through the central valley. other financial proposals include 2 billion dollars on homelessness and mental health housing 750 million to continue to address drought. 1.2 billion on forest management to prevent wildfires money to combat crime. and 2.7 billion dollars on covid-19. response. newsom says he's working with the legislature on renewing paid covid-19 sick time for california workers but couldn't give many details monday, including how soon it could go into effect. i'll tell you, this is a top priority for me, republican vice chairman of the assembly and senate budget committees responded to the proposals. senator jim nielsen said much more needs to be done on water storage and fire prevention saying with the budget surplus, there's no reason to not provide enough money to fund these critical priorities. assemblyman vince fong said in a statement,
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overtaxed, californians should keep more of their hard earned money. precious tax dollars need to be spent wisely and effectively to serve those in need with such a big budget surplus. governor newson could not say if californians will see another round of those golden state stimulus checks. he says it's likely there will be some contribution back to the taxpayer. but exactly what form is to be determined. >> there's still plenty of time to figure that out because the state budget is not finalized until june at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron. 4 news >> well, many are praising the governor's announcement that he wants to bring back covid sick pay, especially with the latest covid surge highlighting the disparities between those who get paid sick days and those who don't well data from a national compensation survey shows nearly 80% of all private sector workers get at least one paid sick day. but only 33% of workers whose wages are at the bottom 10% get any paid sickly. the survey also found that 65% of workers who reported being sick in the last month set. they want to
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work anyways. meanwhile, san francisco will consider making sick leave permanent supervisor. gordon mar introduce the public health emergency ballot measure last week. it would make sure that city employees and private companies with more than 100 employees get paid if they get sick and have to quarantine or care for family member. the board has to approve that measure for it to be on the ballot. this coming june. starting this saturday, private health insurance companies are going to be required to cover the cost of at-home covid test. the biden administration announces changes. it looks to lower the cost and make testing more convenient and affordable under the new policy, health insurance providers are going to be required to cover the cost. love to 8 at home tests per person per month. the white house says this policy will dramatically reduce the cost to test adding that they soon expect to roll out a new website where you can order covid test online and have them delivered to your home. well, to santa clara county board supervisors and a county judge declared mental health
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and substance abuse of public health crisis supervisor susan ellenberg and caught the current system of care fractured arguing the current crisis is decades in the making and requires a large scale response. they say the focus should be on workforce shortages that hurt the ability to serve up services, especially for the most acutely ill residents and children who need more access to mental health. help. the national institute for mental health. >> states that right here in santa clara county, more than 50,000 of our 263,000, 500 and rolled students, they from some mental illness and less than will receive treatment. this is just not acceptable. we have to do better. >> well, they say the pandemic has exacerbated the need for these services to be improved. in national news. time is running out for americans who need health care coverage. enrollment for the affordable
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care act plant just a few days. and the centers for medicare and medicaid services says nearly 40 million people have already signed up for coverage this year and with covid cases surging health officials point out while vaccinations are free, hospitalizations are not. >> i think we've seen so much over the last couple of years. how important it is to get health insurance manage are kind of conditions that we have those or just in case something unexpected happens like an accident. you want to have health insurance coverage. >> well, the deadline to sign up is this saturday, january 15th with coverage beginning on february. 1st. the irs has announced the tax season is starting on monday, january. 24, this is when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2021. tax returns. well, administration officials are already warning of frustrating season as the agency grapples with a backlog of returns in previous years.
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the irs commissioner saying it's going to do everything possible with the resources available. the tax filing season is going to end on april 18th this year for most individuals rather than the usual deadline of april 15 because that's when emancipation day will be observed in washington, dc. coming up next on the kron 4 morning news like thompson is still reflecting on his return to the lawyers. >> why he says the support from fans mean so much to him. we'll be right back after the break.
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>> all right. well, welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news. a time for you now 04:45am. here on this tuesday morning. john, is it taco tuesday? weather forced way? i think you already got a head start on that yesterday. from what i hear little bullard birdie told me don't tell >> but you know what was talking about the lack yesterday and i was like and talk about that when i got off work at taco bell. there you go. it's a subliminal right but today, good one for some tacos. if you're going to be eating, maybe choose that outdoor patio to be doing so it's going to be beautiful for that. you can see outside pier 15, not much of a breeze in the flag above the pier this morning. we are seeing some foggy spots for inland and coastal areas at times. but
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most of us are actually pretty free of the fog today. high pressure ridge building back in keeping us dry. keeping us mild in this forecast. not a lot to be shaking that up. so this forecast stays really steady here today. you will see mostly sunny skies, sometimes of cloud cover passing overhead. so not a crystal clear day, but a pretty nice one wednesday. tomorrow will be looking at a few more clouds in the forecast as well. also be the case into thursday. now, thursday would have been our best chance of showers. in fact, you can see a couple of those green spots on radar just offshore. they will be making their way into the bay, though. so we'll continue this dry trend. as for temperatures today will be 60's for most of our daytime highs and even some mid 60's mixed in there. areas like san carlos at 64 degrees mountain view at 65 san jose and surrounding south bay cities at 66 fremont and hayward both at 63 in oakland. a really nice 65 degrees for your afternoon. high north bay
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temperatures anywhere from the upper 50's right along the coastline to the mid 60's in areas like napa at 65 tomorrow's temperatures will be just a touch cooler than today's. but the real cooldown starts after that. that will take us just a few degrees down into the upper 50's for a lot of the bay come the weekend. notice we will have some cloud cover to close out the week. but overall, this dry and calm forecast isn't changing much right now. john stockton know when you go to taco bell, i would. do you that's a good question. our director dan says he gets that the crunchwrap supreme. >> i used to get a lot of current so. i agree with that one. nacho cheese chicken okay. haha. let's go ahead and get a look at your traffic. things are pretty light as you're hitting the road this morning. obviously, you know, no stores open at this hour. you'll get some tacos. some may be young in lunch break. you can choose whatever taco place you have in mind. a little under 9 minutes traveling into the city to that fremont street exit heading across towards the peninsula. it will take about 30 minutes to make that drive. let's get a look at the
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richmond center fell bridge as you're heading out of richmond about a 9 minute commute for you and the golden gate bridge. we're looking at a 20 minute drive as you're traveling. 37 to the tolls. well, let's talk sports. klay thompson returns to the warriors will go down as one of the most memorable moments at the chase center. and the forty-niners are also getting ready for that while par round against the dallas cowboys kron. 4 sports director jason dumas has the latest for us. is sports. >> chase center is still in its infant stages. the building is about 2 years old and haven't had any memorable moments, especially when you factor in covid in games being played without fans. but man, the building was truly baptize chase center had its first defining moment. klay thompson made his return to the court for the first time in 941 days. if you're counting, that's nearly 31 months over 134 weeks and 27 holiday them. >> they did not disappoint either. he finished with 17
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points in 20 minutes and ksat with louder than i've ever heard. and i've been there a lot. if a donation miss clay, that doesn't even do it. justice. >> i love our way i know they were. hard for me to last 2 years and so special. i mean, i knew it would be try to visualize this moment for for years, really. and gosh, is worth every second. and i just i'm just excited. kind of get out the way now. i can get back in the rhythm of things because the last 2 years was different with rehab. and now like computer have to reprogram. i approached everything in. that's a blessing. so i'm very thankful for that ovation and the love they showed me with. not only did sunday see the return of clay, but both the forty-niners and the raiders. >> locked up postseason berths and they did so in dramatic fashion. the niners. >> came all the way back from 17. roads in los angeles. they went on to win in overtime and
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they will now. >> head to dallas to take on the cowboys in the wild-card around what iconic matchup that'll be. that game is sunday at one 30. meanwhile. >> the rate they also played an overtime thriller. they beat the chargers at home in what was a shootout. daniel carlson hit a field goal as time expired to win this one. the raiders will play in cincinnati against the bengals on saturday at one, 30. all right. let's head out to indianapolis for the college football national championship game, georgia, alabama, sec title game 4th quarter, georgia with a one-point lead. but bryce young escape the pocket and he find cameron latu. in the end, though, bam regained the lead. couple minutes later, though, pam, up 5 bennett goes deep to don a that's a 40 yard pitch and catch. they were trying 2 but couldn't convert later on bennett gets out to the nap and made brock bowers at the
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map and name brock he find a lane touchdown right there. 8 point game. still some time left. but young under throws the ball and he had picked off by leading rain. go. guess what, folks. it's ring in. it's ring in its ringing that the house call and that the mail in mammals coffin, georgia, win. 33 to 18. they capture their first natty 1980. >> all right. well, the lawyers are going to play the grizzlies. that happens tonight in memphis. tipoff. it's going to be at 5 o'clock. an nfl legend john madden will be honored today in congress. a group of congressmen plan at and on the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. congressman eric swalwell will lead a special order honor honoring him. well, matt and i last month at the age of 85, he coached 10 seasons in the nfl. let the oakland raiders
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>> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron 4 morning far. >> good morning thanks for joining us for the kron. 4 morning news here on tuesday, january. 11th, i'm reyna harvey. thanks for waking up with us this morning. and hopefully he slept on the right side of the bed and you're feeling good and positive because the weather looks really meteorologists john sabol has been keeping us up to date with all that sunshine. john, good even if you are waking up on the wrong side of the bed, that sunshine going to help out just a little bit. at least we are looking at a nice start to your tuesday. it's cold outside, but it is clear and dry for most areas. we are seeing some inland fog in just a couple of patches near the coastline. >> most of us are actually doing very well as far as that goes so far today, 30's and 40's for current temperatures, dublin and livermore summary cold spots at 37. well happening, bay and pacific among our warmest at 53 degrees. each definitely
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pretty chilly up in the north bay, too. temperatures are colder than they were yesterday down 9 degrees from yesterday in novato. so do bundle up. don't forget those jackets. as you venture out. reyna. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic this morning as you're heading out. >> no major delays, a little under 11 minutes as you're traveling from the east bay into the city to that fremont street exit san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula about a 30 minute drive for you. there. let's get a look at the richmond. sandra fell bridge a little under 9 minutes heading at of richmond. if you are traveling through san rafale looks like a low one. 0, one southbound south of manual teaford is parkway. yeah. the disabled tractor trailer looks like it's causing a slight delay. but as soon as you get to 37 to the tolls heading into the city via the golden gate bridge will take you about 20 minutes to make that drive. well, our top story this morning as covid cases continue to surge in the bay area. one school district is changing its protocols when it comes to


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