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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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and solidly so low to mid 60's for highs towards the afternoon. back to ray tom. thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your bridges today. the bay bridge traveling into the city from the east bay. >> about a 10 minute drive for you there, too. that fremont street exit san mateo bridge heading across towards peninsula. you can make that drive about 13. no accident or hazards heading out of richmond across the war, sandra fell about a nine-minute drive for you at this hour and the golden gate bridge. we're looking at 20 minutes for you as you're traveling. 37 to the tolls. doctors are saying this latest surge with omicron might be nearing a peak numbers here in california. continue to show an uptick in cases but infectious disease experts say right now they're feeling cautiously optimistic and into this latest surge might be ight around the corner. kron four's terisa stasio has that story for us omicron cases took off like a wildfire infecting record numbers nationwide. and here in california. but >> new numbers in south africa and europe show a dramatic
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drop leading experts here to be hopeful. but the flames of this surge could be fanning out. it's looking. >> cautiously optimistic. the problem is, you know, with this. with this pandemic, you just learn not to put all your eggs in one basket. >> and factions disease expert, doctor yvonne maldonado was stanford. health care says that she and other health care leaders are carefully reviewing the data out of south africa where omicron was first detected. we're looking at models from south africa. >> some from europe, different ones and a few from the united states. >> and the that we have from south africa be. virus peaked dropped out really rapidly within a period of about 6 weeks. >> and it's looking like the same thing may be happening in the u k. >> well, we're not quite sure yet because they're not as far along, say south africa is.
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and we're expecting that that might happen here. but we're early to know for sure. the doctor says omicron's highly efficient nature, maybe its demise. what we know about the viruses such as sabal that we're we may actually just run out people to effect. so it will go fast in may. actually taper >> when it's affected, just about all can reach that. so we are hoping that based on the models and seeing from the u k. >> and especially from south africa that omicron surge may be over by the end of january or by early february. >> she has in the meantime, as the data continues to come in and paint a more complete picture, the variant continues to wreak havoc on communities hurting the workforce. already struggling are really working. >> through and hospitals, restaurants and we're just seeing record numbers of people getting infected. and
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while most people are getting that sick, it's really depleting our workforce. >> theresa kron, 4 news. some scientists are debunking reports of a supposed new combo. covid variant called delta kron over the weekend. researchers in the republic of cyprus claimed 25 patients had tested positive for the super variant but some just say the findings were more likely due to a lapse sequencing error and not cross breeding. they argue fragments of delta samples were probably leftovers from previous sequencing given the appearance of a new variant. the cdc issued a do not travel warning for canada due to the high spread of covid. there. the state department also joined the cdc, an issue in level 4 very high risk travel warning for that country. meaning all americans are strongly urged against traveling to canada. well, data from john hopkins university shows canada reported its highest weekly total of covid cases since the pandemic began last week.
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united airlines is reducing flights because of covid related staffing shortages. the company says as many as 3,000 workers are out sick, that's about 4% of the airline's u.s. staff. united has not said how many flights they've canceled, but the ceo credits the company's vaccine mandate with keeping those infected from getting seriously ill. other airlines, including jetblue and alaska airlines have also canceled flight because of sick crew members. contra costa county health and education leaders are uniting to deliver a single message. kids belong in the classroom and they need to be in class during this current omicron surge. the move comes despite concerns from some about safety and thousands of new cases a week they're kron four's. jonathan mccall has that story. >> plus is we're back in session tuesday. that was contra costa unified schools after a covid outbreak prompt a district leaders to close
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campuses for 2 days for deep cleaning. but as teachers, parents and even some students push for a return back to virtual learning during this latest surge tuesday county education and health leaders agreed kids should be in the classroom. >> for early on, we were like, oh, no, the kids are going to transmit it to each other and though the safer at home. well, it turned out to being at being unmasked and playing with their friends. i'm actually probably cause more transmission and then being in school contra costa county, public health director doctor or ease of illy. >> said despite hundreds of new covid cases being reported at schools daily and the county averaging nearly 2000 new cases in the past week. he says in person learning is better for kids and families and our workforce. >> right now is really suffering with a lot of absenteeism related to people getting covid-19 are quarantining from exposure to covid-19. said. >> cervelli says the county
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has one of the highest vaccination rates in the bay area. lynn mackey is superintendent of the contra costa county board of education. we are funded for in-person ce. >> learning this year are required to keep schools open and require 2 offer an option for those families who want to independent study. >> teachers across the bay area have raised concerns over safety. a lack of personal protective equipment in schools and the lack of testing available. some have even staged protest. mackey says the county is dealing with a shortage of teachers because of the surge and is now asking folks to step up to fill in as substitutes. >> if you maybe recently retired or graduated from college. we can really use your help in all the schools throughout the county elise's, the peak of the surge is likely a few weeks away, but says until then, >> it will be a rough go until we're on the other side. jonathan mccall kron 4 news.
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>> well, governor gavin newsom signed an executive order to try and address the staffing shortages in schools during this covid case surge. the order makes it easier for schools to hire an extent assignment to substitute teachers while allowing them to stay in those roles for longer if needed. it also lets certain retired teachers return to classrooms to help out if they are called upon the executive order will expire on march 31st. and state provided covid take home. test kits are being distributed this week in the san francisco unified school district. but getting tested at district's. i can still be a problem for some parents and teachers who are desperate to find out if it's safe. so for them to return to school first, you have to navigate the district's website to figure out exactly where the testing sites are since they rotate locations. they're also near windows of time to get tested at each site. parents, teachers and administrators all seem to agree one thing. the process needs to be simplified district testing itself. as i said is, is it
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forever schedule? >> and what makes the most sense is testing schools. we've seen this in la there are other bay area districts that are making testing a lot more accessible and site based. well, if you're one of the people trying to navigate the county's testing process, you can find all the links. you need a kron. 4 dot com. >> the hayward unified school district is expanding covid-19 testing for students and staff members. the district says they are regionalize in test centers and lengthening test times. and a mobile testing unit is going to be coming to the school district office today. this testing is for staff members only testing starts at 10 this morning. it's going 6 this evening. the mobile unit will be parked in the visitors parking lot at the school district's office. it's located off on the door street. staff members can also get tested on friday. about 62,000 students and staff in
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los angeles county tested positive for covid-19 before they were set to return school today. that's according to the los angeles unified school district. now the school district is required all students and employees to show proof of a negative test before they go back to school. a spokesperson for the district says they have about 4,000 staff members that are ready to step in and teach if needed. transportation secretary pete buttigieg expected the loss the ports of los angeles and long beach this week to see the progress the made in getting cargo moving. buttigieg was joined for by his visit for some members of congress there. and la mayor eric garcetti. he wanted to talk about ways to alleviate the supply chain backlog as well as see howie, recent federal grant is helping implementation of fees on star cargo, the air and containers has been delay once again. but budget says there are other ways to get things shipped out.
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>> now we're going to continue to see challenge. so we're very proud of what was achieved her. but the other side of the coin is that as long as dhe pandemic persists. as long as we are making up for decades of past this investment, we are going to see impacts on shipping times and shipping costs. but that's exactly why we're here. >> buttigieg says the federal infrastructure law cleared the way for 52 million dollars to go towards a rail system for the port of long beach. and he added there will be even more federal aid to help the ports with their infrastructure. well, coming up next to the kron, 4 morning news, the warriors took a loss to the grizzlies wife. klay thompson says. >> they're a tough team to play. we'll be right back.
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getting outside walking. the dog is rate a mention just enjoying some time in the sunshine. >> this morning it is brisk like we've been seeing the past few mornings. you can see the flag above pierre 15 below aig's steadily in the wind out of the north that is pushing across the bay area. definitely contributing to some jacket where the conditions that we do have across the region. otherwise, we do look really nice out there and we're going to continue to hold on to this pleasant forecasts courtesy that high pressure ridge that we've been peering at the past few days, sending the jet stream to our north and sending any chance of still continue to be needed rain and snowfall out of the region. so we are getting a break ahead of us, not just for the next few days, but likely the next 10 to 14 days as first long-range forecasts co formerly the best chance of rainfall was tomorrow and thursday. but as you can see, any spots of green just completely disintegrate they reach the bay area. this system just not having enough steam to it to break through that high, offering us any chance of rainfall. so today,
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tomorrow on to the weekend and into next week, all of it is just as arise in the other day. now 50's and 60's for your highs today, although most of us are going to be well back up into the 60's this afternoon is going to be a comfortably cool. and yet again, i'd still recommend the jacket, even though for the south bay, you could probably get away without it for a few minutes. san jose campbell saratoga and santa clara as well as those gatto's all at 68 degrees today. just 2 degrees shy of that really comfy, 70 degree. mark that sunshine certainly going to be helping the feels like temperature a lot regardless of year in the santa clara valley or anywhere else across the bay. as you can see, we're all making their way to some pretty comfortable afternoon highs. tomorrow will be much different. we do see a cool down really kicking off into the weekend, though. it's not much of a cool down, but it does take us back into the upper 50's inland lows will drop into the 30's regularly while bayside in coastal lows, mostly only falling into the 40's. great. john. thank you for that. all right. let's track your wednesday morning.
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traffic traveled from the east bay into the city. >> about a 10 minute drive as you're heading to that fremont street exit san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you can make that drive. and about 13 minutes at this hour, the richmond center fell bridge about a 10 minute commute for you this morning. and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. it will take about 20 minutes to make that drive. the warriors fell to the grizzlies is klay thompson gets his first game on the road under his belt on 4 sports director. jason dumas has the latest in sports. >> the warriors on leg, one of a four-game road trip. it starts down in memphis against the grizzlies team. that has been a thorn in the dove side. the dubs are just 4, 4, in the last 8 games they've played against memphis. but it helps when you get klay thompson back clay making his first appearance on the road this year in the 2nd quarter. grizzly pouring it on up 16. john morant on the break. he's a terror on the brakes. extend that lead with 18 0rd quarter.
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slowly chipping away. klay thompson with the 3. he had 14 points. then just a minute later, back to back threes by the brothers have been waiting to see that 27 10 10 for staffed. closing moments of quarter. up up and away. gary payton the second ago that it would with the but memphis, they kept on dyer williams. the stanford product catches the alley. you he finished with 17 off the bench. and here's the nail in the coffin. john morant the hoop and the harm. that puts his game out of reach. 29 for john is becoming a superstar in front of our eyes. warriors fall one. 16, one. 0, 8, after the game. klay thompson was asked if this young memphis mirrors a young golden state team years ago. >> they're a good team. i mean, the record reflects that. but i don't know, man.
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our teams pretty unique kind of. especially those early championship use kind of change the way the game is played. but good team. i mean, tough for the west. possible playoff matchup down the road and we do not take them lightly. >> plays like good but not dana college hoops. now, the stanford cardinal taking on usc picking up in the 2nd half usc by for harrison ingram nails. the 3 had a double double 21 in 10, 10 seconds left the nail in the coffin. stanford. >> takes down number 5 ranked that is their first win against a top 10 team get this. they did so way back in 2000, 7 when they be u c l a 4 year. >> meanwhile, we've got past the games. we've got past the
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clay come back. now we're waiting on james wiseman, the second-year center still rehabbing that torn mcl that he suffered last season. >> it's been 9 months since injury and we're getting close to that return. steve kerr said he expects wiseman to ramp up contact drills this week. white men. we actually in memphis on monday night to get his jersey retired by his high school. but here's steve kerr on his prize working. >> rehab is going really he's his knee is really good is spirits are up. he's bouncing around high energy. he's getting ready you know, play with with some contact and it's exciting just to see a smile on his face when you see him in back, you know, after this long absence and so i'm i'm thrilled for him and thrill for us too. >> the sharks at home taking on the detroit red wings over time. we've got a tie game.
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red shot but logan to floor, they're for cleanup duty sharks get the win 3 to 2. they'll face. >> no league best. new york rangers on thursday at the shark tank. we expect to have to live coverage there with >> kylen mills on kron 4. all that's your look at sports. >> well, the lawyers play the bucks in milwaukee tomorrow night. tipoff for that game is going to be at 04:30pm. and congressman in the u.s. house of representatives came is special tribute on the floor too late. nfl legend john madden yesterday east bay congressman eric swalwell left that tribute. his district includes pleasanton, which is where i'm at and i last month, man, it was coach of the raiders from 1969, to 1978. he then went on to become one of the most popular nfl commentators in history. the congressman swallow says john mann was much more. then a football icon. he was a
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fixture in the east bay community. >> john madden was simultaneously a larger than life hall of fame coach and broadcaster, but also someone you can hang out with and have a cold miller light at the outback steakhouse in dublin after his grandsons football game. bump into at ace hardware on a saturday afternoon looking at power tools. or join for ham and eggs after mass on a sunday morning at vick's all-star kitchen on main street in pleasanton. well, our nation mourns his passing at the age of 85. the loss is particularly felt and the tri valley community. we share. >> while all went on to say that whether you knew him as a coach broadcast over video game icon, there's no denying the legacy maddon leaves behind in football as well as pop culture. a public memorial service will be held from 15th in oakland. the details are going to be released some time
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next month. we'll be right back after the break. well, a
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>> from the area's local news station, you're watching the kron 4 morning far. >> good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron. 4 morning news here on january. 12th this wednesday, hump day. all right, harvey it's beautiful past couple of days. the weather has just been something you cannot miss out on. our meteorologists on travel was just telling me today's going to be even better. yeah. for a lot of spots. the south bay,
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especially we'll be really close to 70 degrees for your high today for areas like san jose. >> elsewhere in the bay area holding tight to the 60's that your view outside from your east bay hills camera, looking for mill, your looks almost identical to yesterday and monday. not a lot of cloud cover out there. we will see some spillover of fog in the central valley trying to make its way into our inland valleys of the east bay, as well as some fog formation in our north bay valleys this morning. otherwise, though, we're off to a pretty clear and beautiful start. as long as you've got your jackets and not quite as cold as it was yesterday. so only a few 30's on the map like in san anselmo, santa rosa lead and fairfield elsewhere in the bay area, mostly in the 40's valais mild 48 degrees. san francisco at 51 rain. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at the traffic this morning. things are still pretty light here at 05:00am. >> traveling from the east bay into the city. it will be about 10 minutes to that fremont street exit san mateo bridge across towards the peninsula about a 30 minute drive at


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