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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> continues to spread throughout san francisco. the city is issuing new guidelines for masks as well as enforcing new rules regarding vaccines boosters and mega events. as for watching kron, 4 news at 5 o'clock. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore, the san francisco department of public health says masks should be upgraded and vaccines need to be updated. kron four's rob nesbitt joins us now live with what you need to know about the updated order from the city's health officer. >> and what infectious disease experts are saying about these rules. rob.
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>> can a cloth mask like this will no longer cut it. health experts say and kn 95 mask or a mask like it will better help against the contagious variant. it's all about the fit. the san francisco department of public health says that a cloth mask alone is no longer good enough and should be worn over a well-fitted surgical mask. if at all side here you can see that they always told this is not a well fitted mask. infectious disease expert at ucsf doctor peter chin-hong says the city's health officer is also recommending well, fitted masks such as n 95 and kn 95 because of how the small particles of omicron linger. so far it's producing very, very high volumes. >> right at the back of the throat and then the large and ways what it means is that it's very easy for the virus. just come out. >> into the air boosters will also be required at mega events for those eligible starting february first, if you've only gotten 2 shots, it's almost like you are unvaccinated for prevention infection, kids, ages 2 to 4 who are not yet eligible to be
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vaccinated. must have proof of a negative covid test within 24 hours for antigen in 48 hours for pcr tests. >> vp of community relations for the golden state warriors. yoyo chan says the chase center will fall in line with the new requirements for boosters and negative tests. for youngsters. we do recommend results come with a the date of birth as well as when the test was taken along with the name of the individuals. she says that physical swabs of negative tests will not be accepted and says young fans coming to the chase center should take advantage of mobile apps and qr codes for the negative results. mega events of 500 or more people indoors and 5,000 people in more outdoors will be allowed again, starting saturday. staff of those events will be required to show proof of up today. vaccines and boosters if eligible lile in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. rob, thank you. across the bay area and the country, restaurants have been
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particularly hard-hit by omicron between staff testing positive for being exposed. >> many eateries have had to close because they haven't had enough bodies. steven run the place. doctors have said being vaccinated and boosted really can make a difference. but so far there's been no requirement that those dining in have to have a 3rd shot. but a new survey findsithat at least in san francisco, majority of restaurants would not be opposed to that idea on first-and kerman live for us in the city with more. dan? well, that's right. they did a poll of golden gate restaurant association membership and of those who responded have said >> that if the city or the state mandates this kind of requirement, they would be in favor of. as omicron continues to surge across the bay area and the country. >> a new golden gate restaurant association survey finds half would support a mandate that all customers over 12 have a booster to dine inside. about 50% are supportive or would be supportive of a city wide mandate or a wider geographic
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mandate. >> 25% are still you know, last week, i'm sure changed now with the new data. well, right now, the city requires restaurants to check that patrons are vaccinated. the city is only recommending restaurants, check for boosters and without the mandate. most san francisco restaurants are not going that extra step unless it's at a very wide >> levels of the playing field is level and customers everybody knows what to expect. it's really difficult to pull off without a lot stress on your staff. so i'm i'm hoping that if we do move in this direction of redefining what fully vaccinated is that it's adding much wider geographic, a level that even san francisco, however, a handful of san francisco restaurants have forged ahead on their own. >> requiring what the cdc calls up to date vaccinations, which includes boosters if eligible it only makes sense that we require people to document that they've gone is as far as the health experts
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are recommending. >> if they're able to based on the that's where the information comes for us. that's i make it. >> and any restaurant says there's been little push-back in terms of this. they also say they have not had to close because of a lack of staff. chalk that up not only did this but various other things that they have in place to keep staff and customers safe. live in san francisco. dan kerman kron, 4 news. thank you, dan. >> in the south bay, san jose is now the first city in the united states to require a booster shot for city workers and in city owned properties. that includes the sapd center. city leaders say this mandate is going to avoid hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. some council members say the chances of getting infected with the omicron variant ilo with your booster shot compared to only having 2 doses. >> it's important for the city of san jose to take a leadership role because we know that the only way we're going to get out of inside
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this pandemic is by working together. >> there are exceptions. if you received your second dose of the covid vaccine within the last 6 months or if you are a minor who cannot get the additional shot because of your age. and if you don't have your booster, you can provide a negative covid tests. >> sonoma county is now the only county in the bay area asking people to stay home for the next 30 days. the new restrictions went into effect today. the health department there is recommending people only leave their homes for essential things such as grocery shopping and doctors appointments. the county is asking people not to gather outside with more than 100 people and no more than 50 people indoors, shopping malls, restaurants and office buildings are exempt from the new mandate. gyms theaters. epand on a tory um's are not some business owners. not happy about these new restrictions. others say they're thankful that it's not a complete shutdown. >> it most likely will hurt us, but it will also help not
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spread it as well. if it just means less people a soaking as long as we still can stay open, it should be okay. >> right now there will not be any fines or shutdowns of businesses do not comply. the monthlong order is response to a surge in covid cases in the county positive testing. their reached an all-time high of almost 17% this week. new at 5 tonight, a sickout by hundreds of teachers in oakland may have been avoided. the oakland unified school district has reached a deal with the teachers union on more covid safety protocols. teachers will have a wellness day this friday. the 14th, this will be a non-work wellness day for teachers who can use the time for self-care to take time to get vaccinations and or booster shots. agreement focuses on extended covid leave oakland education association members who get covid are or are quarantined due to exposure that is now extended through the end of the year on force.
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jonathan mccall is following this developing story tonight. we'll have more on kron. 4 news in prime time. >> arise and teacher absences continues to affect schools in the east bay. the growing problem is tied to the pandemic, of course, and is complicated by a shortage of substitute teachers. well forcefully to go all reached out to school districts in contra costa county for look at staffing levels. >> we reached out to the 3 largest school districts in contra costa county and learned that 2 out of 3 are reporting a high number of teachers. absent since resumed from winter break. we did not experience a large number of staff absences. so that was good news for us. the san ramon valley unified school district returned to class tuesday on that day, 128 teachers were absent. >> and on wednesday, 134 teachers called out sick superintendent doctor john malloy says >> those numbers fall within the normal range of teacher absences. >> but says his staff is preparing for those numbers to
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possibly our goal is to stay in school. >> safely and effectively. and that's what all of our contingency plans are focusing on. any increase in covid-19 cases and staffing shortages led the west contra costa unified school district to cancel classes this past friday and monday, 284 teachers were absent this tuesday, 249 called out sick wednesday and on average 265 teachers have called out on a daily basis in the 6 days class has been in session this past week and a half. we roughly about 150 teachers who are absent each day. that's been the case for the mount diablo unified school district in it 6 days back to class superintendent doctor adam clark says the district has been unable to fill about 30% of those absences. >> but at the district's governing board meeting wednesday, he is preparing to propose increasing the pay,
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offered to substitutes from $170 a day to 200, $30 a day for thinking outside the box and >> we're trying to get as much support we can to our current teachers. easier said than done. >> in contra costa county, phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> dozens of state lawmakers are calling for an increase in tax benefits for renters. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the effort and exactly who it could affect. >> california lawmakers this year are aiming to give low income renters a boost. dozens of legislators wednesday unveiled sb 8.43. a bill that would increase the renters tax credit for the first time since 1979. have the opportunity to make an immediate and lasting impact helping those low income communities struggle with the skyrocketing cost rent, the bill would give $500 to single filing taxpayers making less than $44,000 a year couples who make less than $87,000 a year combined would get $1000. this lawmakers say is a
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concerning contrast from the current credit which provides $60 to single filers and $120 to couples. and that's a travesty. our families are struggling more than ever us. we all know with everything that they have to deal with the pandemic and other issues. lawmakers noted this credit has remained low as rents tripled in the last 40 years, 42 lawmakers have signed on to the bill that has bipartisan simply have not done to >> with our state tax policies. this nation, not 10 to 5. it's one tool. make our way to able double. >> lawmakers estimate this could help about 2.5 million californians. the bill now waits to be assigned to a committee for its first hearing in sacramento. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> ronnie spector, the lead singer of the 1960's group. the ronettes has died. specter was known for hits like the my baby baby. i love you and
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walking in the rain. she died today after a brief battle with cancer. in a statement her family said she passed away surrounded by family and in the arms of her husband, specter form there on its in 1957. with her older sister and cousin. she was 78 years old. >> coming up at 5, a federal judge says the case to break up can move forward. what that means for the social media giant. the family of tiffany levy's ex-boyfriend who was murdered here in the bay area in 2016 gets justice today in court. we're going to show you how. and after the break, a one-on-one conversation with oakland police chief leronne armstrong and his vision for the city as it recovers from a violent year. i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow. the colors kind of light up the sky right now. look at that beautiful sunset just developing. >> what about how those clouds will affect your forecast? will affect your forecast? coming up next. i was hit by a car and needed help. will affect your forecast? coming up next. i called the barnes firm. that was the best call i could've made.
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>> in 2021, the oakland police department arrested more than 60 homicide suspects and recovered more than 1200 guns. the city also recorded more homicides last year than any previous year going back to 2012 today kron four's haaziq magoon sat down for a virtual one-on-one interview with the chief of the oakland police department and they covered a wide range of topics. >> question. what does success look like in the year 2022? for the oakland police
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departments. >> i think success looks like >> you know, i mean, if it can the decrease in overall homicides and violent crime. i think we all recognize that 134 homicides far too many lives lost in our city. biggest challenge for your officers in 2022. because biggest challenges are being asked to do so much with so few resources starting january 22nd additional police resources will be on the ground in east oakland, expanding from 2 police districts to 3 police districts. >> the strategic game. >> hopefully getting to calls quicker so that community sees a greater presence when when it call 911. >> his police department's response to an emerging trend of car caravans coming to oakland targeting marijuana we push that information out immediately. we deployed officers into the areas where these dispensaries are located and we believe we these
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individuals from coming into our city and causing havoc to these businesses priority for you to get the department finally in compliance with the negotiated settlement agreement. i'm encouraged by the fact that the judge said that will come back in april. but couple task that we need to get complete it, but also with a pathway towards full compliance. and so i think that's going to be what our focus i think that's also a morale booster for department regarding officer out the oakland city council approves that additional police academy, which would seem to be like a boost of how do you see it? >> well, i i think it's a boost of support. i think officers know that help is on the way. >> 2 weeks into the new year, the city of oakland has recorded 4 homicides twice as many at this time in 2021. has it. but kron 4 >> attorneys representing hillsborough heiress, tiffany li have agreed to settle a wrongful death civil lawsuit with the murder victim's
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mother. keith green was the ex-boyfriend and father of least 2 daughters, according to prosecutors, green was shot execution-style in lee's hillsborough mansion back on april of 2000, 16, his body was then dumped in a field north of san francisco. green's mother sued lee has a way of seeking justice after a san mateo county jury found lee not guilty on all charges at her 2000, 19 criminal trial. the attorney said not reveal the settlement's terms. taking a live look outside now san francisco's embarcadero, a little different look there with the trees in the foreground. yeah, it was a sunny day, but hazy, lawrence. yeah, lot of clouds kind of rolling in late in the day. that all coming up on the south. look at need sunset. >> again, the colors beginning to show up outside right now. a little thicker cloud cover this evening as those clouds coming up from the system that's located off the coast, a southern california. we'll see more of that overnight tonight, the golden gate bridge. you've got quite the
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evening. there's we've had a dry day around the bay area. the winds kind of switching a bit after being a little off shore this morning. here's that system i'm talking about. you can see those clouds beginning to stream up out of the south of the same time. we've got a cold front coming in the kind of meeting between here on porch. and there's a lot of energy with it. so that means we're not going worry about any rain, but we'll see a lot clouds overnight tonight. the one thing that cloud cover will do will help keep the temperatures up a little bit number. still going to be dropping off in the 30's in the 40's. still an offshore wind and some of the interior valleys right now kind of mixed as you approach the coastline numbers outside. right now, we've got 61 degrees in fremont. 59 in san jose, 60 degrees in san francisco and 56 degrees in oakland stepping outside this evening. see a lot of cloud cover out there through the evening, becoming mostly cloudy by 7, 8 o'clock but should stay dry. that will hold the temperatures up just a little bit numbers. there should be mainly in the 50's tomorrow. we're going to see a lot of passing clouds and a little sunshine out there as well. the numbers probably a little bit cooler by tomorrow afternoon as high pressure going to weaken a little bit
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to plan on highs in the 60's and the san jose about 58 degrees. partly cloudy skies in hayward. 57 degrees in oakland about 56 in san francisco and about 62 degrees in santa rosa the next couple days, a few more clouds coming our way. a partly cloudy skies into the weekend, staying dry for the next 7 days. thank you, lawrence. u.s. federal trade commission has the green light to proceed, rather with an antitrust lawsuit against mehta. >> formerly known as facebook, a federal judge gave clearance to the ftc ftc after dismissing the suit last year. the federal trade commission is arguing that metta is monopolizing other tech companies to suppress competition through a buy or bury strategy. ensure was seen at ces holding major tech companies accountable for moves like this is uncharted territory. >> when it comes to the advancement of business and the advancement of the tech industry in general, what's right or wrong? and when is it anti competitive? hey, babe, you're not. let's imagine a world where it's facebook did
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not acquire instagram or didn't by what's happened or even opulence. write that the ar headset company. how different would the world be? it's really hard to tell. and these what ifs are part of what that lawsuit is about. >> this is the ftc's second antitrust run at the company. >> news. what one dating apps as you will have to say. yes to in order to find love in 2022. plus, maya angelou has become the first black woman to appear on the u.s. quarter. earlier today we talked with congresswoman barbara lee who worked very hard to make that possible. what the historic milestone mean
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>> late poet maya angelou has become the first black woman on a u.s. quarter. it's the first to be released in the american women quarters program earlier today, kron four's noelle bellow talked with the state congresswoman barbara lee, who led the effort to create the coins. >> soon you could be holding an historic coin in your hands. my angeles has become the first black woman to appear on the u.s. quarter. us meant to begin shipping the coins this week. i'm just excited because, >> you know, so many who have contributed 2 the building of this country and so many ways the public only sees skies the pilot that is and now they'll be able to see when women of color and our first coin our
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beloved doctor. maya angelou, east bay congresswoman barbara lee led the bill to create the first american women quarters program. >> angelou is the first of 6 women honorees. who's coins will be in circulation through 2025. she is pictured with her arms uplifted and a bird in flight behind her. the way she depicted in the quarter. >> it's so appropriate because she wasn't gather. she focused a lot on the black community and and connecting people. san francisco state professor of africana studies doctor dorothy sarah >> interviewed by angelou back in the 80's. she says angela's works are still pivotal in her classes. >> my students have followed her career. of course, in end, the pledge practically in the classroom is our pollen. and still i rise in addition to being a legendary poet, angelou was a performer and civil rights activist. she was also the first female
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african-american cable car conductor in san francisco to know doctor angelou was to lever. congresswoman lee says angeles writing inspired countless americans and fueled greater understanding across our nation. >> she says honoring her on us currency. it's a major milestones like it's important. not only that we recognize that this is historic moment with african american woman, a woman of color on a coin but get to know her. get to know who she was. get to know. get to read or i know why caged bird saying maya angelou quarters should be available at your local bank branch in the coming weeks in san francisco. noelle bellow kron, 4 news. >> still ahead on kron, 4 news at 5, a local doctor dealing with covid in his family. his message to the bay area. >> and a sign of the times and the store shelves are problem once again. why it's happening and how it is hurting your wallet. the biden administration says it has a game plan to keep schools open game plan to keep schools open when you could start seeing
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>> well, schools all across the country will soon be able to double their testing efforts for covid. the biden administration announced today that it will send out 10 million additional tests every month. our washington, dc correspondent jessi tenure joins us live from the nation's capital with the latest. jesse? >> good evening. despite ongoing challenges in schools because of the omicron variant white house officials say that more than 96% of k through 12 schools are still doing in
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person learning and they want to keep it that way. >> the president is clear the nation's schools can and should be open. >> with 1 million new covid-19 cases each day in the u.s. the biden administration is fighting to keep kids in classrooms by doubling testing efforts for k through 12 students, teachers and staff dot com variant is driving unprecedented demand for testing. so we need to ensure school leaders have the support they need to meet that demand. >> starting later this month, the white house will send 5 million free rapid test to schools every month along with 5 million lab-based pcr tests to tap into what covid response coordinator jeff zients calls an underused resource. there is significant lab capacity in this country. >> so we're working with schools to take advantage of the lab capacity that is open. while testing is increasing vaccination rates among elementary school, children remain low. >> more than 2 months after they became eligle

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