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above clear skies all the way out to the golden gate bridge. if you look really closely and a really beautiful set up for the rest of the day today. we do eventually warm up under all the sunshine and factor most mild temps of the week. but as james said, it is cold out there this morning. palo alto and fremont each at 39 right now, livermore to chilly. 37 in dublin even got a little colder. 36 degrees for you. same number in santa rosa and much of the north bay. also in the 30's. so, yeah, just don't forget that extra layer were notably even colder than we were yesterday. 24 hours ago, we're 7 degrees warmer than we are now in nevado and napa. as far as our bridges go almost inviting looking as the skies are very, very easy commute across the bay bridge, only 12 minutes from the means to fremont street. we had a little back up at the toll plaza during the last check with you. metering lights off now and it is go free. making your crossing san mateo bridge, 13 minutes and at the limit, the richmond center fell bridge got a beautiful sunrise and not much of a backup at all.
before we get to the toll plaza, the golden gate bridge looking equally as nice james, thank you very much, john. 8 o'clock is the time. and just in to the kron 4 news room, we have new developments now from one bay area school district. >> that's reversing course this morning when it comes to contact tracing kron 4 sarah stinson just spoke with the superintendent of the san mateo foster city school district and joins us now live with the update. sarah. >> yeah, we just talk with the superintendent of the san mateo foster city school district and they're saying now that contact tracing will resume today, they're going to put additional staff on this to make sure it gets done. and i actually just heard back again, so is asking for some clarification. ys, how did this change in? 24 hours with the reversal on a letter that was sent to families saying we're not going to do contact tracing, got too many cases and we just want people to get tested and act as if they've been exposed. now, this is a
reversal on that. there's been 115 cases of in the district, 100 students, 14 staff members. let's just listen to what i just heard from the superintendent. they said given the increase of omicron cases, they announced their intention to suspend positive case letters to classrooms their intent was to focus on just testing. but the district administration received feedback from concerned parents about this change and they've developed a plan to reassign staff make it work, bring their duties to resume contact tracing today. they said they will resume sending out those letters, making sure parents know if their kids have been in the next to someone who has tested positive for covid. so that is a big update this morning. definitely different from what we heard from the district's yesterday. but again, concerned parents has the district saying we are going to reverse course is and make sure we do what these parents
and staff members would like and what makes them feel safe right? well, what we do know for sure is what they want you to do. and that is testing testing, testing testing. and here are the isolation guidelines. stay home for at least 5 days after testing positive day. one begins the day after you test positive the day of the day test positive isolation can end after day 5 of symptoms are not fair or symptoms are resolving staff and students must present a negative test result to come back to work or to school. the recommendation is to get a rapid test and not a pcr test. if you're unable to test, you don't want to test. you have to be in isolation until day. 10 fevers present at all. you must stay in isolation. now, the san mateo foster city school district does offer testing. as i said, that's one of the biggest priorities. now. and they are offering free testing today at sunny brae elementary school. so big update for this
school district. it's obviously been an extremely tough time for everyone involved the families, the staff. >> the district officials. so hopefully this clarification helps, especially for those concerned parents who clearly voice their concerns so much that the district made this change. of course. james, back to you. all right, sarah, thank you very much. >> let's get over to the east bay now where the oakland school for the arts will be closed this week. >> in a statement on the school's website, the school says that in part, this is due to a staff shortage as a result of quarantines. they went on to say we are unable to continue to provide person to person, instruction to students and need to institute an emergency school closure for the remainder of this week. the school says that because of these changes because of recent changes that we've seen 2 state laws, they're not allowed to offer remote learning teachers instead will be posting work for students to do online during the closure. and then the school plans to reopen sometime next week. happening today, students in the hayward
unified school district will have their first day of virtual learning. yesterday the students were asked to work independently. today will be the first day of classes on zoom and this comes after at least 117 staff members tested positive for covid in the last few days for students who can't work remotely, there will be in person learning hubs set up at the locations you see on your screen. students will be able to work in open spaces like gyms or libraries with these learning hubs open from 8.30, in the morning until 12, 30 this afternoon. classes are resuming today in the west contra costa county school district district officials had to close all schools last friday and yesterday so they could clean and sanitize all the buildings. the district also required employees and students to take covid tests yesterday and report those results before school today. this is all because of a large number of staff absences and an increasing number of covid cases spotted throughout the district and also starting today, all staff members will
be required to wear medical grade kn 95 masks while on campus. another big story, the palo alto unified school district is desperate to have students learn inside the classroom and now they're turning to parents to make that happen, asking them to volunteer to help keep the schools open. kron four's will tran live out there in palo alto to explain. good morning. well. >> good morning, james. the parents, the dropping off their elementary school kids right now and some parents after they drop off the kids. they will go to park because they have the endorsement of the school district. you know, oftentimes, james, you and i are fathers rate. they don't want you on campus a little bit different in palo alto as far as their school district. they want the parents to volunteer. in fact, on sunday night, they sent out an e-mail at 09:00pm and 12 hours later at exactly monday. 09:00am they had 300, 60 responses from parents either saying
yes, go ahead and book me for that certain slot or i'm very interested. reason being look at this, james, this is very busy, right? i mean, we're talking about many other school districts going online. but in this case, they want the kids face to face. >> inside inside the classrooms, believing they learn a lot better face to face. let's see if we can talk to some of the parents. mom, can we talk to real quick now? she's going so we try to get some interviews. but the bottom line is a lot of these people here in. >> not administrators and teachers, but some of them are parents because they want them to be here not online and they have the endorsement from the santa clara county public health officer as well as the school superintendent to have the kids inside the classrooms. no, they're not teachers. they will be support staff like attendance, covid testing recess, cafeteria, custodial things to make sure that the classrooms are safe
and james are ready when i booked to for 11 o'clock. mister fletcher will be i will be in there really quickly because it is my dream to be called mister t because pity the fool who don't listen to >> did they? they probably won't call it here. well, they want thot energy in the classroom, but it's glad i'm glad that other parents, kids learn better when they're in class. thank you very much. we'll now. let's get to stand for. we're not too far away from where will is there reporting 800 new covid cases as a post holiday covid outbreak continues to grow. there. so nearly 500 students and over 350 staff members have all tested positive. now, 600 students are being isolated in student housing winter quarter classes there at stanford are now online. students will resume in-person classes maybe next tuesday after the martin luther king junior holiday on january. 18th testing will be required before returning back to campus. university officials
believe the surge will continue as more students return to campus for in-person learning. unfortunately. meantime, in san francisco, it appears that parents and teachers and city leaders along with school board members are struggling to get on the same page as far as covid safety. this comes after more than 600 educators called out sick last week. the san francisco board of education, president gabriela lopez tweeted that city health officials are refusing to attend 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 alison collins is blaming the district and city leaders for creating what she's calling 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 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 home tests that were provided by the state will be sent out to families this week. we'll just got more difficult to get a covid test in san francisco. several testing sites in the city are going to be closed through today because of a nationwide computer glitch. the city's health department said that this glitch has shut down test sites yesterday as well. and we've got a list that we can put on the screen. there you have it. these are the sites affected by this outage. officials are asking people not to go to the sites for testing at this point and they're working with the vendor now to try to accommodate people who have their appointments canceled yesterday. the rapid rise in cases is also taking its toll on businesses. a growing number of restaurant owners say that they're struggling to keep their doors open simply because there just aren't enough staff. whether that's
due to employees testing positive for being exposed to the virus. either way they don't have enough workers. and laurie thomas with the golden gate restaurant association says that the daily stress of not knowing how each day is going to go isn't just taking a financial toll on business owners. it's also taking 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 have 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 page to see if there are even open before you head out there because it can change day by day one way you can support your favorite restaurant is by buying a gift card to them and above all else have patience as businesses try to get through this. we'll take a break. 11 is the time. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news, a pilot escapes death. >> with moments to spare, we're going to show you how
lot of them there. so you can't really see the shot, but it's nice and clear it is getting more and more sunny as the sun comes up. but it is still on the cold side. here's that live look along the embarcadero just outside our building here along the waterfront in the city and john, it looks great. you might be tempted jump out there and shorts and a t-shirt, but it's not that kind of because it does look like poolside right. >> but this is the kind of stuff that we are starting off the morning with some really cold feel along with those clear conditions. temperatures down in the 30's for a whole lot of the bay this morning. siya definitely want to layer up a little bit extra as you are venturing outside. but as you do get out there, once you are bundled up, look at this. this is what you'll be enjoying beautiful, clear skies in clearing really quickly across the region. a whole lot like we did yesterday. you remember yesterday was a nice and sunny one. temperatures got mild pretty quickly. all that sunshine is going to help us out in short order today, high pressure building back
increasingly so keeping us mild in really steady for the rest of this forecast today is just going to be another nice and mild one with skies clearing and well into the afternoon. just a few clouds here. and there. so not a crystal clear day, but a beautiful and bright one. nonetheless, tomorrow we are in a holding pattern of more of those 60's and more sunshine and dry weather. thursday gets a little bit cooler in a little bit. cloudier thursday would have offered our best chance of rainfall. and you do see those little green spots out there towards the coast as little sprinkles losing steam before they reach the bay. so not going to be tapping into that rainfall. definitely not this week, at least for the bay area. 60's for your highs in sf and mostly along the coastline back into the sixties today, some of our warmest of temperatures will be on the bayshore the peninsula as well as into the south bay. we're saying tuesday and surrounding spots will be in the mid 60's at 66 east bay temperatures solidly low 60's for the tri valley on up through conquered while oakland up to 65 same number for you in napa. temperatures towards the coastline in
stinson beach mill valley and point rays all in the 50's today tomorrow and thursday holding pattern of mild conditions. a little cooler come the weekend, but really not a huge change. only taking us back into the upper 50's by the end of the weekend. notice we're staying dry through the week weekend on into early next week. now, as far as bridges go, it's been increasingly easy morning. you did have a modest back up there at the bay bridge earlier about 30 minutes ago. that has since gone. and now it's only 12 minutes to get you from the maze to fremont street at the limit on the san mateo bridge, bright skies up above pretty perfect commute conditions. sand richmond center fell bridge at 8 minutes and hardly a car making your way through the toll plaza golden gate bridge. also looking great back to you, james. all right, john, thank you. 8.17 is the time in the east bay. the e-street a police department is mourning. >> the loss of one of its own. the department confirms to us that officer jared bernstein was killed in a car crash sunday morning on interstate 80 right near san pablo dam
road. authorities say there was a van in front of officer bernstein that lost control collided with the center median and bernstein and 2 other vehicles hit that van. he was pronounced dead at the scene. chp still investigating the cause of that accident. there was a procession yesterday afternoon as the officer's body was escorted from the contra costa county coroner's office. in a statement, the department says that officer bernstein was, quote, everything a person could hope for in a police officer, citizen teammate, sun brother and friend. he was just 26 years old. 18 is the time santa rosa police are looking for the people responsible for vandalizing a holocaust memorial. police say the fountain at santa rosa memorial park was knocked over and damaged employees at the park think the fountain was vandalized on friday between 09:15am, in the morning and 2.40 in the afternoon. and this isn't the first time the fountains been vandalized was knocked over last year in
2020. and police still don't know who did that. the local fire department responded to a boat fire yesterday morning right near the port and estuary. this is video from the scene provided through the citizen app. fire officials say the crews work pretty quickly to help prevent any further damage. no word yet on what caused that fire break out or if there are any injuries. they did mention that the department will soon be getting a new fire boat to better deal with emergencies like this. we're also learning more about what led to this dramatic scene in los angeles. officers rescued a pilot who crash-landed on train tracks. this was on sunday. the pilot narrowly escaped death. will you can see that train there? the train smashed into his plane moments after that pilot was pulled to safety by police. mary beth mcdade shows us more about what happened. >> 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. that point again, we're just going to. we've 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 barely the officers realized this train wasn't going to stop. >> and quickly jumped into action. and all reached in, grabbed we've 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 the 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. >> a job they i mean, they saved his life. >> mary beth mcdade reporting the pilot was the only one on
board he's listed in stable condition this morning. authorities are now looking into why that rain didn't stop even after police made that request. see what happens. it is a 21. we'll take a break coming up on the kron 4 morning news governor gavin newsome unveils his proposed budget for the state. will tell you what it includes. >> and how much is going to cost and local reaction to the death of comedy icon bob sag. we'll tell you how he influenced the bay area's comedy scene.
>> well, many of the bay area are still mourning the death of bob sag and the actor and comedian was found dead sunday afternoon in his hotel room in orlando. less than 24 hours after performing a stand-up show in jacksonville, florida. an autopsy report found no foul play or drug use, but an official cause of death could take weeks as they continue to investigate that kron four's. rob nesbitt has a look now at how said its career affected the bay area and its local comedy scene. it was the perfect balance of a career for the launching this above side, its punch lines on stage. by the way, i want to start by apologizing for the way that i speak. it is again, it is shock value. it is a persona to his lovable role as danny tanner and full house, everybody. the actor and comedian had his fair share of
success, really had a quite spectacular career. john allen from it's cheaper than therapy. and san francisco grew up watching full house and funniest home videos. the comedian says sag its reputation is well known no one has a back story about. >> just and absolute. he nice person hold the jokes. >> we show full house has kept tours coming to the bay area for decades to snap pictures of the famous tenor house where a memorial of flowers and cards begin to for monday morning for sag it. just one devastating blow after another. a hovey performs. the best of has that stand up and says the surge in covid cases is causing show cancellations. the company grew posted on facebook sunday night about the 65 year olds. death being one more blow to the industry. i know will be missed by like a lot of people and a lot of fans like a. >> i've reached out and just express their sadness over the whole situation. so it's a really sad thing to hear about sag its former costars took to social media to express their
sadness. >> john stamos posted on twitter saying, quote, i will never have another friend like him. according to the orange county chief medical examiner in florida. the cause and manner of side gets death are pending. further studies in the investigation could take up to 12 weeks to complete in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. as a pro, floor and decor is my go-to to get it all. tile, wood, stone, installation materials, tools —they've got it all. and, they've got my back. at floor and decor, with pro benefits and services, we've got you covered. discover floor and decor today!
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>> we are back 8.30. is the time here on the kron. 4 morning news. and as we take a look outside, you'll notice it's nice and sunny. it is chilly. so make sure you bundle up just a little bit before you step outside. we've got john in the weather center with all the john. yeah, that sunshine will help us out. but right now it is still really cold. james, you are looking out there at our east bay hills camera. >> at some blue skies up above. look, super inviting ensure is you just got to bundle up for it. skies will remain mostly sunny throughout the course of the day today. as you can see, a lot of us are still in the 30's, palo alto, dublin livermore among those spots. and then a lot of the north bay, too. berkeley pacifica are more mild areas. pacifica, you're at 56 degrees right now. ways above the rest of us. as far as turned current temperatures go just get settled in for a nice eventually. comfortable day. now, as far roads go, bridges have been really easy this morning. we did briefly have a backup there at the bay bridge toll plaza as per the usual. that is definitely since cleared only 11 minutes from
the base to fremont street. nice, bright skies. but the san mateo bridge and 13 minutes to make that drive the richmond center fell bridge only 8 minutes under bright skies and beautiful at the golden gate bridge. not just because it looks gorgeous, but because the traffic is treat you right, james. all right. thank you very much, john. the omicron variant of covid is fueling an explosion. now in cases across the state with california. >> now having surpassed 6 million total cases that was as of yesterday in the north bay. sonoma county is now urging residents to stay home as much as possible, at least for the next 30 days. the county health officer has issued a ban on all large gatherings of more than 50 people indoors and more than 100 people outdoors. so starting tomorrow, everyone is being urged to stay home and limit travel to only those that are absolutely necessary. county leaders are hoping that these steps will help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. >> just by pure volume, we're seeing increases in our
hospitalizations. and, you know, we're really concerned about the next 30 days. heat. >> helping stop the rapid spread. the highly contagious variant in our community. our case rates have never been higher. no hospitalizations are beginning decline. >> 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 can happen. well, there's an ever-increasing number of breakthrough cases occurring among those that are fully vaccinated and boosted. here's a look at current covid-19 cases across the state right now. and it's not just breakthrough cases. but overall you can see the positivity rate has been trending upwards and there's an average of nearly 57,000 new cases per day. so what does that tell us? is there nothing we can do to protect ourselves? it's a question that kron four's dan kerman pose to bay area infectious disease expert cent. here's
some of their answers. breakthrough covid cases are becoming more and more common. even among those baxton boosted. >> since the omicron variant exploded across the nation. breakthroughs are common now because >> the virus omicron this period is more capable of evading our immune system. the delta variant factions, 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 past. you might have going on bart, but it wasn't so crowded. you know, think twice. if you really
have to do that. >> in the past, we might have gone too. some performances are sporting events. if outside. i think that once you got 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 in a suppression 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 is 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.
>> a new mandate is in effect in contra costa county requiring now all first responders to get their covid booster shot. this includes all law enforcement firefighters, emergency medical responders, along with people working in hospitals and jails and nursing homes, workers who don't get the booster shot will have to then be tested for the virus every week, even if they've gotten their original doses. so the booster is now required starting this saturday, private health insurance companies will be required to cover the cost of at-home administration announced this change as it looks to lower the cost and make testing more convenient and affordable under the new policy health insurance providers will be required to cover the cost of up to 8 at home tests per person per month. the white house says this policy will dramatically reduce the cost of tests, adding that they soon expect to roll out a new website where you can actually order these covid tests online and have them shipped straight to your home. governor newsom
has unveiled his proposed state budget which totals more than 286 billion dollars in the budget. he laid but a gas tax holiday and billions of dollars to address homelessness, climate change and public safety issues. governor says he's also working with the legislature on renewing paid covid-19 sick time for california workers. but the governor's biggest priority is the universal health care program which would start in 2024. and coming a price tag of more than 2 billion dollars each year. california is poised to be if this proposal is supported the first 8. >> in the country to achieve universal access to health coverage. we said we're going to do it. so we take a few years. we're committed to doing it. >> the governor's administration projects the state will have a 45.0. 7 billion dollars surplus. but governor newsome couldn't say whether taxpayers will see another golden state stimulus check. they're still thinking about that. the state budget will be finalized in june. so we'll see what the and plan looks like. 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 people who get paid sick days and those who don't data from a national compensation survey shows that 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 picks a pick, paid sick, leave it all. the survey also found that 65% of workers who reported being sick in the last month said they went to work anyway. meanwhile, san francisco will consider making sick leave permanent supervisor. gordon mar introduce the public health emergency ballot measure. he did that last week and it would make sure that city employees and private companies with more than 100 workers get paid sick, get paid if they get sick and have to quarantine to care for a family member. the board has to approve the measure for it to be on the ballot this coming june. so we'll see if they do that. we'll take a
break here at 8.37. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news. klay thompson still reflecting on his return to the court with the warriors. why he says the support he felt from fans meant so much to him. >> and also after the break, a mountain lion was spotted in daly city. we'll tell you how woman discovered it in her backyard. kind of a scary situation. >> yeah, a little bit frightening like the forecast which is just nice. calm and sunny. it is cold this morning. those you do want to bundle up as you're venturing out there. look at what we have to look forward to later today. some solid 60's in the warmest temps likely of the week. your forecast is ahead.
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>> and we are back. police in daly city were hunting for a mountain lion after woman spotted it in her backyard yesterday. daly city officers along with the department of fish and wildlife are out there looking for this big cat in the area of west more avenue and baldwin avenue. again, they were after all day. lori goal of says that she first spotted them out line when she her dogs barking at a tree in the backyard and then she stepped outside to see what all the fuss was about. >> 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. may look right up. and it was looking right down at me that
mountain lion. >> haha. >> so she walked closer after she saw that long tail. >> daly city police. >> last tweeted about 5.30, or so last night that they were monitoring the situation. but they had no further updates and never did spot that cat again. they're urging residents to be actually be very careful when leaving their house. and again, if you see outlining a tree, don't approach it. just call police. we'll be right back. we're
back at 8.44, a new law is giving veterans and gold star families free lifetime access to national parks and federal recreational lands. it was signed into law over the holidays and includes the park service's 423 sites around the country. lawmakers say the law represents just us one small way of saying thank you for military communities, brave service and it promotes access to our beautiful national parks to and they are beautiful. in john, on his vacation and then get a couple national park. so a lot of people stuff to see out there, john. yeah. and yesterday and took a big nap afterward. those a nice day and plenty of sunshine already. last week. >> today, a good day to get back outside and maybe take yourself to one of national parks. pinnacles is only an hour south of the bay and it's
going to be in the 70's there today. so really, really nice day to be venturing out. bay area will mostly be in the 60's later on. you do have no movement on that flag above pier 15. a pretty calm morning right on the embarcadero and obviously a pretty sunny morning at that, too. temperatures are still really cold. 30's and 40's for current numbers, but wasting no time with all that sunshine, getting back to some mild conditions this afternoon as this ridge of high pressure really builds back in across the west coast. and this resulting in that start difference to the way january has been compared to december increasingly clear and dry while december was increasingly wet, that high pressure. that's the reason for it. now today we are seeing some cloud cover, but it's still going to remain bright, even with some clouds moving overhead this afternoon tomorrow, much like today will be mostly sunny. thursday was the day that offered the best chance of rainfall. and you can really only see a couple of spots of green out there off the coast. that's not going to have enough steam to
work its way direction. so thursday, going to be just as dry as in the other day. this week will be just a little cooler and a little cloudier 60's for most of our daytime highs today. daly city overnight at 62 degrees for your high temperatures. burlingame, south san francisco, each also at 62. well, some solid mid 60's and saying carlos woodside mountain view down into the south bay. we're look at that san jose up to 66 degrees. much of the rest of the santa clara valley right there with you, freeman through hayward in the low to mid 60's oakland, you'll be at a nice 65 degrees. well, the north facing temperatures low to mid 60's as well. santa rosa through center fell also low 60's. now tomorrow thursday, much like today we start to cool things down a little further into the weekend, but only by a couple of degrees falling into the upper 50's by the weekend. skies stay dry and stay clear. what a change from the trend of weather. we had been might as well. enjoy it and get out there and enjoy some of that sunshine. now, as far as our bridges go, it's
also been a really enjoyable drive to work. we briefly had a bit of a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza that is long since cleared at this point. and it's less than 10 minutes to get you across the bay bridge right now. the san mateo bridge just a little over 10 minutes under those bright skies and 8 minutes from the tolls to one o one on the richmond center fell bridge on what is a pretty clear morning. got the golden gate bridge beautiful. got the sunshine up above and an easy drive across that span. james. all right, john, thank you very much. let's talk sports here at 8.48. klay thompson's return to the warriors will go down as one of the most memorable moments. >> at the chase center so far and the forty-niners are getting ready for their wild card round against the dallas cowboys kron. 4 sports director jason dumas takes a look at all of it. >> 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 points in 20 minutes and ksat was louder than i've ever heard. and i've been there a lot. it's a donation. miss clay that doesn't even do it. justice. >> i love our where 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. on roads in los angeles. they went on to win in overtime and 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, bam regains 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 that. it gets out to the nap and made brock bowers at the map and named brock he find a lane touchdown right there. 8 point game. still some time left. but young under throw the ball and he had picked off by leading rain. go. guess what, folks. it's ring in its ring in its ringing back to house call. and that's the nail in mammals coffin. georgia win. 33 to 18. they capture their first mattie 1980. >> and again, the warriors will play the grizzlies tonight in memphis with tipoff at 5 o'clock. well, nfl legend john madden is going to be honored today in congress. a
group of congressmen plan to honor him on the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. congressman eric swalwell will leave the special hour paying tribute to madden who died last month at the age of 85. he coached 10 seasons in the nfl leading the oakland raiders to a super bowl win. back in 1977. and then went on to become one of the 5th. well, one of the league's most popular commentators for decades, a public memorial will be held for him on february. 15th in oakland. 52 is the time. we'll be right back. we're back at 8.50, well
coming up in a 55 and check this out, researchers found one of the biggest, sea dragon skeletons in uk history. you heard right? this is a dinosaur. the drastic giant was discovered in the rutland water. nature reserve. scotland is said to be about 180 million years old. the sea dragon first appeared approximate 200, 50 million years ago before ultimately went extinct. it was so large scientists have used truck to transport the bones. the skeleton is around 32 feet long and weighs about a ton. scientists call it the discovery of a lifetime. how cool? all right. we'll take a break. a 55 that i'm coming up
in the next hour of the kron. 4 morning news. the palo off the school district is turning to parents for help. we'll tell you why they say. >> they sure could use parents to help keep schools open and kids in the classroom. we'll talk more about how they plan on doing that. plus, other school districts are making some tough decisions as covid cases overwhelmed them for sarah stinson details for us on that coming up in a live report.
>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news. at know. >> good morning. it is 09:00am here. the finest hour of the kron. 4 morning news as we wrap things up here on this tuesday, january. 11th, let's start off this hour, though, with a check of the forecast because if you notice it's pretty chilly out there. good morning, john. bright and chilly. it does look like it would be warm and it's about to be that sunshine is going to warm us up in short order. but not before this cold morning in the 30's and 40's. so do bundle up as you venture out to enjoy those bright skies seen here from the east bay hills skies cleared out really quickly after partly cloudy skies last night. our current temperatures are climbing were actually back up into the low 50's for alameda pacifica and half moon bay 40's for most of the rest of the bay. and only actually one remaining 30 at this point at 38 degrees. fairfield, you're
actually right there to numbers are changing really quickly. now, as i said, that sunshine is making short-lived those cold temperatures. now it's time for some warmer and doubling more comfortable weather the rest of the day. as far as our bridges go, we also had a short-lived, a backup there at the bay bridge toll plaza earlier on only 9 minutes to get you the bay bridge from the base to fremont street. those bright skies certainly look inviting as does our view of the san mateo bridge. only 13 minutes there and an 8 minute drive from the tolls to one o one across the richmond center fell and just as pretty there at the golden gate under all that sunshine. also just as easy of a drive. 20 minutes from 37 to the tolls, james. all right, john, thank you very much. just in to the kron 4 news room. we have new developments now from one bay area school district. that's >> now reversing course this morning when it comes to contact tracing for sarah stinson joins us with the update. sarah, good morning. >> yeah, that's right. parents expressed