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>> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 4. >> well, good morning. thanks for joining us for the kron. 4 morning news here on wednesday, january 12th, i'm reyna harvey. a lot of people refer to this as hump day. middle of the week got over the last 2 days. now, just 2 more days to go. our meteorologist john sabol has been tracking the forecast for us the past couple of days. john, i've got outside yesterday just because of your forecast get those tacos, though and get the taco. i had a monday and a doctor one day this we've got to speed things up to suit. he gets the second week of january.
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>> we're looking at conditions out there that have definitely slowed down as far as rainfall accumulation goes after what was such a wet december this week is looking just the opposite. really dry out there. we're going to keep these dry skies around as we work our way through the remainder this week. the weekend ahead. well into next week. so we're kind of in a holding pattern for a little bit comfortable holding pattern aside from these chilly evening lows that we are in the midst of 40's and 50's for most of our current temperatures. santa rosa, saint helene and notable exceptions in the 30's, a few more of a sleek and dublin will also fall into the 30's this morning. not quite as cold as yesterday, though, napa. in fact, your 9 degrees warmer than you were 24 hours ago. so even though it is a chilly one, it's not quite has steen cold as what we had for your tuesday morning later on today will be back to those low to mid 60's for your highs. likely not quite as warm as yesterday, but honestly, a very similar field will be breaking down. what else to expect in this forecast? still to come back
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over to rain john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic this morning. pretty light here at 04:00am traveling from the east bay into the city will take about 10 minutes to make it to that fremont street exit. let's go ahead and get a look at the san mateo bridge as you're heading across towards the peninsula. about a 13 minute drive at this hour. heading out of richmond across towards san rafale. pretty quiet about 9 minutes and the golden gate bridge. >> a 20 minute drive as you're traveling. 37 to the tolls. people in san jose are now required to prove they've been boosted for covid-19 at certain indoor event, city council members voted unanimously to approve that measure last night. anyone attending events at city facilities such as the snp center convention center or the center for performing arts. most already proved they're fully vaccinated. the new order expands that to include a booster shot and would also apply to venue staff. san francisco is now recording more positive covid cases then ever before on
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average, more than 1300 people are testing positive each day in the city. while officials say they've been conducting the majority of those tests, they're required hospitals to administer more test or face a hefty fine kron four's rob nesbitt has those details for us. >> last week, san francisco broke a record testing more than 17,000 people for covid in one day. the problem is that the department of health is conducting the majority of those tests and they say hospitals need to pick up the slack. with more tests come more positive cases. director of health in san francisco, doctor grant colfax gave an update tuesday on the city's record breaking numbers. and right now. >> nearly one in 5 tests positive. the san francisco department of public health, along with mayor london breed's office will now require large health care providers to help administer tests to minimize the surge in omicron cases, health department to shoulder on the bass purdue of the of this testing. >> and so as we learn to live
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with this virus has a testing on demand. absence was we need to make sure that everybody is doing their part if hospitals and hospital affiliated systems don't show proof of providing tests for patients who are symptomatic or who are close contact with someone who has tested positive. they'll face fines of up to $10,000 per day. getting that test within 24 hours of that request and that they are then getting results from that testing within 48 hours. and that happening 90% of the time schools are also getting more help. the city is sending more kn 95 mask and rapid antigen test of the san francisco unified school district. and this week we're distributing the 56,000 at home test kits from the california department of public health to all schools. >> health officials did not put additional covid restrictions on san francisco's businesses. >> as the city experiences case numbers 4 times higher than last. winter's peak. none of this is easy, but we're going to keep working together to support everyone in the city. it's how we lead. >> the way during covid and is
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how we will keep moving forward. according to doctor colfax hospitalizations, art as high as they were last winter. he credits vaccines for that saying the majority of people who are in the hospital with covid are either unvaccinated or not up to date with their vaccines. >> in san francisco, i'm rob nesbitt. kron. 4 news. >> san francisco health leaders also announced new changes for indoor and outdoor mega event. it doesn't just require booster shots but also changes to the definition of what a make even is in the city entirely. kron four's dan thorn has that story for us. >> in response to the highly contagious omicron variant san francisco's health department has changed the size of what's considered a mega event indoors and outdoors. beginning saturday, large indoor events will be dropped from 5,000 people to 500 people and large outdoor events are now 5,000 people down from 10,000 people up to date. vaccinations will be required including boosters beginning february first for
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attendees 16 and up a receipt of a booster will be needed as soon as they are eligible 12 to 15 year-olds must also be fully vaccinated. but boosters will not be required until march 5 to 11 year-olds will either need to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19. test before attending and 2 to 4 year-olds will need a negative antigen test. one day before the event or a negative pcr test. 2 days before the event, health leaders are also shutting light on how long a person infected with covid-19 is considered to be contagious. it's believed an infected person is still spreading the virus. if they have had symptoms from the 48 hours before their symptoms began until at least 5 days after the start of symptoms. a person is also considered contagious. if they did not have symptoms. but later learned they tested positive from 48 hours before that test until 5 days after that test as omicron continues to spread san francisco's health officer
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is officially recommending kn 95 masks be worn by everyone as much as possible. the cloth mask and others like it are not viewed as being strong enough anymore. reporting in san francisco, dan thorn kron, 4 news. >> well, a ban on large gatherings is in effect in sonoma county right now. that order also urges people to spend as little time outdoors as possible and only leave your home for essential trips over the last 2 weeks, the covid case rate in sonoma county roads for more than 24 new cases per 100,000 people. more than 120 cases. the order bans all indoor gatherings of at least 50 people and outdoor gatherings of at least 100 people. and while it may help stop the spread of covid, it's also negatively affecting local businesses. >> the news last night at about it's definitely it's and mistrustful, you know, for everyone that it's missing out on works with out. we'll be able to eat. but it's fun.
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it's not easy. it's scary and stressful and very frustrating. >> now that ban on large gatherings in the last at least through february. 11th. but the county health officer may extend that if it is deemed necessary. the covid-19 test sites that were closed as san francisco for the past few days are going to be back open today. the health department said several sites have to close on monday because of a nationwide software glitch that suspended the testing provider service. the department said they're working to reschedule appointments for the people had appointments scheduled on monday and tuesday. the test providers as people can make an appointment or walk in for a test today. in the east bay visiting the hospital for covid-19 testing is not recommended for people experiencing mild symptoms or if your asymptomatic. that's the word from john muir. health is this comes as the health system says it's seen a sharp rise in emergency room
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visits for testing is she was not a matter of supply. the rather the capacity to treat severely ill patients who are there already. if you're experiencing mild symptoms possibly related to covid-19 or you're asymptomatic yet. you want a routine test. you should try to find one available to take at home or visit a local clinic, not a hospital. so if we should not go to the hospital to be tested, what should we do if we can't find an appointment at a testing center or a take home test kron four's dan kerman has that answer for us. >> at home, covid tests are hard to come by and scheduling a pcr test is equally difficult. so if you can't get tested and you feel sick, what are you supposed to do? >> this moment you have to it's covid. it could be other thing. sure, like a common cold, but because you can get a test, you kind of know for sure you're potentially going to transmit it to other people. ucsf, infectious disease specialist doctor peter chin-hong says.
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>> that means you must isolate yourself from others. you all yourself up in a >> after the 5, yes symptoms i'm proving you can bought into the world with a mask on. but i read additional 5 days. if your son doesn't not improving, you basically stay until the u.s. so improving and wear the mask for the remainder of the time to make up 10 days. if on the other hand, you are not sick but have been exposed to others who are sick. the decision to quarantine depends on whether you're recently vaccinated or boosting. >> if you're not do said you stand on for 5 days, isolating itself. wall yourself off from society. and that day 5, you can go around but wear masks to the remaining 5 days. if you have, you said you don't have to walk southpaw from society. from the get go. you can sign moving or on. but you wearing a mask, the shore and a good mask for it for 10 days. and doctors point out
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that during this period you should still trying to get tested. so you can confirm. >> whether or not you actually have covid-19. dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> oakland police need help finding an elderly woman they say was assaulted in the chinatown neighborhood. police released this video of that attack. you can see the woman she's walking down the street when a person walking behind her shoved her to the ground and provoke. well, this happened on monday at the corner of 9th in franklin streets just outside of the pacific renaissance plaza officers arrived on scene but were not able to locate that victim. she described as roughly 70 years old about 5 feet tall. police are also searching for that suspect was last seen heading north on franklin street. anyone with information is asked to contact the oakland police department. well, coming up on the kron, 4 morning news, president joe biden wants federal voting rights laws pushed through the senate. why says changing the filibuster rules are going to help do that. and california's
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limited availability in select areas. to the kron. 4 morning news at time for you now for 14, 08:00am here on this wednesday morning. hey, and you're in for a nice week. in terms of weather, at least you can get up, get some things done. no, no major rain in the and i think note, we a e looking at a really dry forecast ahead of us. good week, indeed, to be getting out there. >> getting a few things done or maybe just enjoying a little bit of sunshine. i know i've had the best intentions the past couple of days now paying instead of actually enjoying it. so hopefully today i'm shooting for that. looking out there point our skies are nice and bright right now. we'll continue to look at more sunshine throughout the course of your day to day monday, tuesday and wednesday. now each bringing some of the sun high pressure certainly responsible for what's keeping us so dry and mild continuing to see any chances of rainfall set out of the region to our north now step out of the way of the coast because something happens tomorrow. thursday would have been our best
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chance of rainfall across the region. you can see those little green pockets that approach towards thursday. but you see how they fizzle out by the time they reach here. and actually thursday's only going to be a partly cloudy one. so definitely not bringing that rainfall potential that we certainly would have liked to have seen at least kept a little momentum going these next 10 to 14 days, though, are staying solidly dry. so don't expect much of a change from that as we work our way through this middle of january. now, temperatures today will be very similar to yesterday's yesterday. still likely to be just barely the warmest of this forecast. but for areas like san jose, it's actually going to be a pretty nice one and even a little bit warmer for the santa clara valley at 68 degrees. temperatures across the east bay in the low to mid sixties today, oakland, you'll be at 63 right around the same as yesterday was upper 50's to low 60's across the north bay with santa rosa at 64. really nice weather temperatures tomorrow. not changing a whole lot. just yet. we do get
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subtly cooler into the weekend. still no major noticeable changes, though. highs only falling into the upper 50's that our coldest by sunday and monday inland lows. do get pretty chilly, though, dropping regularly into the 30's. so, of course, don't be for getting those jackets all right. make sure to grab your jackets with you. chen hitting the roads this morning, traveling from the east bay into the city right now to the fremont street exit. a nice 10 minute drive for easier. >> san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you can make that commute you can make that commute about 13 minutes. let' look at our richmond center fell bridge as you're heading out of richmond across towards sandra fell about a nine-minute drive and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. it will take you about 20 minutes. state lawmakers move forward with an effort to create a single payer universal health care system. and california. ashley zavala explains that debate and actually what's next for the proposal? >> with an 11 to 3 vote, the assembly health committee
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approved a bill aiming to make single payer universal health care. a reality in california. you like? >> the entire health care system. last us with ab 1400 establishes and sets the rules for cal care. a proposed single payer health care program for california residents in a separate bill. lawmakers are hoping to ask voters to approve several tax increases to pay for it. we have a health care system this far. >> that's far too much suffering and into it. particularly here in the wealthiest state, in the wealthiest nation on earth after tuesday's more than 3 hour long hearing ab 1400 still faces many hurdles in a tight deadline because it was introduced last year. it must pass through another committee in the entire assembly before the end of the month. in order for it to stay alive this session, some democrats and republicans opposed to the bill say it has too many unknowns, including funding and how it will affect retirees and the medical workforce. >> so many unanswered questions. it faces opposition
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from some medical and business groups, including the california chamber of commerce is not a time to a brand-new state run throughout funded by unsustainable taxes, play some employers trying to survive the >> before getting elected, governor gavin newsome campaigned on a push for single payer healthcare newsome this year is proposing his own version of universal healthcare by expanding the state's health insurance to cover all low income californians regardless of immigration status. when asked if he'll support ab 1400. here's how the governor responded. >> i have not had the opportunity to review that plan and no one is presented its make. the bill now heads to the appropriations committee in sacramento. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> well, the california department of housing and community development now has 62 million more dollars from the u.s. treasury to help renters who fell behind on their housing payments during the pandemic. according to the hcd, the golden state received more than 30% of all federal funds dedicated to that purpose. well, despite that still fall short of the demand
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needed. the hpd says the state will continue to request funds to help struggling household in the months to come. and the south bay, some san jose city council members are considering whether or not to allow non u.s. citizens to vote in local elections. the measure would give more than 200,000 noncitizen residents san jose, the right to select new lawmakers in weigh in on different policies. a new york city enacted a similar measure last month and san francisco passed a law in 2016 to allow non-citizen parents to vote in school board elections advocates say expanding the vote will benefit people who are here from all over the world. president biden delivered his strongest endorsement for voting rights during a stop in georgia. the president is calling on senators to change the filibuster rules to force federal voting rights through despite widespread republican objections. raquel martin is live in dc with the latest. good morning workout. good
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morning. well, on capitol hill, democrats are applauding president biden's more aggressive tone that he took yesterday. but on capitol hill, we see thatrcivil rights groups are saying it's a little too late saying that already several states have passed voting laws they believe are voter suppression efforts. >> and now they want to see less words and more action. >> i'm tired to be quiet. in a fiery speech and georgia, president joe biden put federal voting rights on front street. he's demanding democrats alter senate rules to get to sweeping election bills to his desk immediately. i will not pledge i will defend the right to vote our democracy against all enemies. but on capitol hill delivering on that promise is easier said than done. west virginia. democratic senator joe mansion says while he supports protecting voter access, he objects to changing the filibuster rule which allows democrats to bypass republicans to pass the bills on their own filibusters. what makes the senate hopefully
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work when it's supposed to work and republicans agree. the summit is unbroken and donate fiction. they argue the rule change will damage democracy insisted the voting bills on the table are designed to give democrats an advantage at the polls purely and simply a power grab. but democrats argue the bills are necessary to stop a republican power grab and dozens of states states like texas, florida, kansas, iowa, new hampshire and montana have passed laws making it harder, harder to register to vote. senate majority leader chuck schumer is vowing to hold a vote on the rule change as early as this week. and senator schumer will need every democrat on board in order to change the senate rules and regardless of that, not being the current case. he says he still wants to hold a vote might marked by martin luther king day. >> for now in washington, raquel martin, back to you right now. thank you for that update. recount. we'll be right back after the break.
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the pandemic has reduced the number of blood donors in the u.s. to an all time low. the shortage is forcing the american red cross to declare its first ever national blood crisis. the organization says this is the worst blood shortage in over a decade is forcing doctors to make very difficult decisions on who
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receives blood. first, the nonprofit blood donation company vital on says it's seen the lowest overall blood supply more than 2 years here in the bay area. no matter what your blood type is, donations are desperately needed. >> every blood type right now it is currently needed. you know, we typically like to see at least a four-day supply on our shelves. and right now in certain blood types, we have less than a one-day supply ourselves. >> if you don't know your blood type of a talent should be able to detect it once you're done donating as an incentive, they're going to be giving away $5,000, prepaid gift cards to one lucky blood donor. at the end of the month. still ahead of the kron, 4 morning news covid cases in other countries are starting. >> to slow. why that is making local health experts feel the surge should peak soon. we'll be right back. and welcome
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back to the kron. 4 morning news. we're approaching 4.38. and if you're trying to get out. >> on to the roads this morning are just out in the ether. haha, we've got a look at your forecast and your roads, john, what's happening outside? well, pretty easy go
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so far. reyna. we have dry skies. i think roadways have looked all right, too. as far as >> wetness. well, there's none of that left. end right out this week so far and we're going to stay that way. the next 10 to 14 days. so expect weather to at least be cooperating for any sort of travels or commutes that you have planned ahead of us, your berkeley hills camera. it's been crystal clear the past few mornings love showing it to you when there's not a lot of fog to be talking about. we are seeing some fog in the central valley that's going to try to spill over on into some of those interior spots of the east bay and some spotty patches of fog also forming in our north bay valleys. aside from that, though, this is another clear morning and we are looking at conditions out there today that are going to be pretty mild towards the afternoon. santa rosa, saint helene in fairfield this morning, back down in the 30's. so we're off to a chilly start, but not as cold as yesterday was. you see temperatures in napa a full 9 degrees warmer than at the same 0. 24 hours ago later on today, it's back to the 60's

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