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for the job. oakland city councilmember loren taylor. we have 60 million dollars of paving contracts that are being awarded. >> and unfortunately, a proposal is that we reward them too 3 large. corporations instead of creating opportunities for small local businesses. >> the open department of transportation is behind the proposal asking for a waiver that would end the competitive bidding and participation for small businesses in oakland. however, a city ordinance requires that 50% of the work is awarded to local businesses. and half of that is specifically award. it 2 small local businesses that are often owned and operated by minority members of the community. >> bottom line is that the cards are stacked up against black brown, women-owned businesses and we have to put a concerted effort into addressing. >> these disparities and people need to know that the city stands by its word.
oakland city councilmember sheng when you wave the rights to actually open this for a fair bit. you're basically stating that this is a vote no confidence in our small businesses. kron 4 offered an opportunity to the department of transportation to be a part of this conversation. they declined in the summary of their nine-page resolution. the directive states, quote. >> while all bidders were deemed responsible for ward know contractor proposed for ward was responsive to the full requirement for local participation unquote haaziq kron. 4 news. >> this is an oakland city council members have passed legislation banning the distribution and or creation of those untraceable ghost guns. according to the council, the percentage of guns seized by law enforcement which were privately manufactured firearms. jump from less than 7% in 2019 to nearly 17% in 2020. and as of
last march, those types of guns were accounting for almost 22% of all guns confiscated. similar laws have already been implemented in san diego and los angeles city leaders in san pablo are trying to protect renters who are really struggling to stay afloat during the omicron surge. the city council meeting right now. >> to decide whether to create an ordinance aimed at stopping no-fault evictions moratoriums on evictions in the state and county expired in october. the city says some landlords have been motivated to start those no-fault evictions driving up homelessness even before the pandemic. nearly 20% of residents of san pablo were reportedly below the poverty line. we'll be following this story all night long and we'll bring you an as soon as we get it. thousands of californians may not get a disability check because the state is freezing 345,000 claims suspected to be fraud. investigators believe the insurance claims were fraudulent. lee filed by
individuals using stolen medical information in addition to freezing the disability insurance claims the employment development department suspended 27,000 suspicious medical provider accounts. the edd says it's working with providers to verify their identity as quickly as possible. some legitimate claims may be among the suspected fraud attempts, which could delay disability checks to californians in need. >> in the south today, a teenager who police say was involved in holiday smash-and-grab is now facing a string of felony charges. 19 year-old gregory jefferson was arrested at his home in pittsburgh earlier this month where police say they found this more than 30 boxes of luxury sneakers, clothing and one of those ghost guns. police say jefferson is connected to 2 robberies at the high-end shoe store called fix kicks in santa clara. the ery involved about 18 people with roughly $80,000 worth of merchandise stolen.
the second robbery was 5 days after that. yet 28 people in that crime stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise. jefferson now faces charges, including organized retail, theft and assault weapons charges because of the robberies, the fix kick store is now only conducting sales online. >> san francisco stepping up efforts to help people in need, especially in and around the tenderloin crown. prince charles clifford has the story. >> on tuesday, san francisco opened a new center near un plaza to provide assistance to people who may be struggling with homelessness, health problems or addiction. visitors can get access to water, hot food, laundry services, showers, bathrooms, or medical help, including testing for covid-19. we open to everyone. we're really here to serve. >> mary ellen carroll, the director of san francisco's department of emergency management, says the center will also connect people with services. there will be reps from the department of health,
the department of homelessness and supportive housing and the probation department. our intention is to fold. one is to provide a safe and welcoming place for people as an alternative to the street. >> we're providing which there are showers are on the way here. we fast general hygiene and it's safe outside place for people to be the second part is really the linkages to services that folks may need. >> after nearly 2 years of dealing with the pandemic, carol says the services are needed now. >> more than ever will bring a lot of lessons learned during, you know, from our covid experience working together its partners overall that these many, months and bring it to bear in this particular crisis. in the tender lynn. >> for the time being the center will be open from 08:00am to 08:00pm with reduced capacity because of covid-19. but the city hopes to eventually have an operating. 24 7 in san francisco, charles clifford kron, 4 news.
>> our weather time now as we get a check on the force of forecast taking a live look outside on this tuesday night at the bay bridge toll plaza. no traffic there. and a nice day outside the bay. pretty mild out here. but the i don't think we can say the same thing for the rest of the country. >> right? yeah, they're digging out they had a wicked storm rolled through over the weekend. things kind of settling down as far as the severe weather. but we may be dealing with that again as we head in late wednesday and thursday right now, some very cold air again dropping down out of canada. we have blizzard warnings up in north dakota, some cold temperatures all the way down into parts of florida. so we're talking about a cold night across much of the country. temperatures for highs tomorrow. not going to be much better. got a high of 3 degrees in minneapolis, -9 and my not 14 in lincoln, 32 or freezing all day long. and norman, those cold temperatures all the way down into dallas. so freezing temperatures around a good part of the country for
tomorrow around the bay area. not so bad. we've got high pressure overhead here. temperatures running in the 50's right now and tomorrow you're going to be a gorgeous day. that ridge will start to slide and even further. and of course, we get the ridge, they get the trough and that means they get all that cold air dropping in from canada. kind of opens up the door for them to get that. we're going to be basking in sunshine here for at least another week. maybe 2. before start to talk about more rain, so enjoy the mild weather while you have it, that offshore wind will kick in again overnight tonight. likely going to be breezy in spots as we head toward tomorrow afternoon as that offshore wind begins to develop, the are going to dry out quite a bit as well. temperatures are going to be nice, though. numbers. you look at the rest. the country were not bad at all. 64 degrees in san jose. 60 in napa. 61 degrees in the bottle. 68 in the concord next few days that ridge of high pressure likely going to stick around. maybe some sneaking in some 70's on thursday and friday, partly cloudy. a little bit cooler starting on saturday and sunday. but right now we're going to hold and
keep things dry for at least the next 7 days. thanks, lawrence. ahead in sports, the niners begin prep. >> preparing for the packers sports director jason dumas says what the niners are thinking about talking about. plus, the worriers are back home starting a 7 game homestand. the detroit pistons center coming up. that's next. in sports. >> plus, a car goes airborne. it's caught on camera in michigan. what happened moments after that vehicle went flying over a freeway. >> and the perfect time for a picture. maybe not this selfie snapping shocker. you have to see to believe. somehow got
behind the wheel of this car in michigan, walked away from the crash. >> yeah, that's a car. and totally looks like this is right out of a stunt man movie. the car goes airborne, soaring above a highway overpass. so that's high happened in michigan just south of grand rapids. surveillance video here from a nearby business happened to capture the image or else would you believe this happened in the guy walked away. authorities say the driver veered off the road and then drove up an embankment. obviously the high rate of speed before you just took off going airborne. the car ended up landing on its side. witnesses say the driver was able to crawl out through the back window and walked away with just minor injuries. well.
>> well, a woman in took a moment capture a selfie. well in the middle of a dangerous situation, she is seen standing on her car that broke through the ice and started sinking. that's after she drove on to that frozen river. shortly before this. she was seen speeding across the ice of the river near auto yesterday. good samaritans got a kayak out to her. they brought her to shore. police charged the unidentified driver with dangerous operation of a vehicle. but she's got the self. >> if you're heading to hawaii, there are some new requirements you might want to know about.
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participants. i would like to see funding go to address issues like homelessness and public safety. instead, women these could be used to help or attempt to help address those issues. >> should they be diverted to being used to assist with the the development of the stadium, then they. opposition it went from. 46 to 37. 46 againts 16 the set. is one of those states you. on their own. if you're one of those stadia, a community benefits like every other development does the city of oakland's website explains the stadium would not cause taxpayer money. >> from the general fund won't raise taxes or divert funding instead would be a public private partnership using project generated revenue and some grants. but the organization behind the survey insists voters do not want any public funds no matter the
source to be used for the venue for kron. 4 news, i'm ella sogomonian. hawaii will soon require visitors to get a covid-19 booster shot. if they want to skip quarantine when they arrive in the islands. >> under the state's current safety program, travelers who do not want to quarantine for 5 days must either be fully vaccinated or have a negative covid-19 test within one day of travel. but that program is now changing the definition of fully vaccinated to include booster shot. the new changes are not expected to be put in place for at least another couple weeks. right now. we're 4 zone forecast. it's wife, it feels almost a resort like go these days. here's a live look outside as case you're planning to leave. >> it feels like wherever in the world it doesn't rain because we've been dry for several weeks now. and as lawrence look several weeks into the future, not much has changed. yeah, it looks like we're going to continue that
dry trend. 19 days about the average for these a midseason, a dry spells make a little bit longer than that. i'm looking. >> as we get in that first week of february, maybe start open up the gates and seen some things return as we head toward the middle of next month. but out there right now, dry as can be. we've seen those hazy conditions around the bay area. here's the long-range all this go. the european model, this pretty accurate long-range model as far as long-range models are concerned. >> you get the sense that ridge of high pressure sending all that moisture well to the north of the bay area, that ridge starts to weaken just a little bit. but then you already see that dome of high pressure wants to build in again right behind. and that's kind of the way things are playing out. not uncommon in a year to that kind of west coast pattern develop right now. but the rest of country is getting all that cold air in the stormy weather. we're dry right now and that's way it's going. look, i think for a quite a while now, probably for the next a week and a half, maybe 2 weeks or so dries could be on the doppler radar right now. just some high clouds up above and some patchy fog along the coastline. temperature wise for tomorrow, not bad. 50's
and 60's in the san francisco cool numbers along the coastline inside the bay about 62 in millbrae. 62 also in burlingame, 63 degrees in palo alto and mild conditions there. little hazy in the san jose, 64 degrees, maybe sneaking in the upper 60's in a place like live more. it's going to be breezy over the mountain by tomorrow afternoon. little bit of an offshore wind likely to kick in. that may be just enough to warm up those temperatures in spots. but that would also be blowing in the higher parts of the mountain peaks above 1000 feet or so. 66 degrees in sandra fell about 66 in san anselmo and about 63 in santa rosa. next few days, we're going to see temperatures, maybe even sneak in low 70's on thursday and friday and some of the warmest spots. and then we'll start to cool down a few more clouds come our way on saturday. but keeping us dry well into next week. >> and now kron 4 sports. >> the niners were back on the practice field today and also runs are pointing when it comes injuries and such,
especially starting with the most important position on the field. the quarterback jay was on the practice. know this will have on the shoulder he injured his shoulder late in the 2nd quarter this play right there. as you can see, who is trying to protect from ended up exposing his shoulder kron four's. kate, really ask problem today. what hurts more he's for a shoulder is a response. yes, you won't find jimmy making many excuses. they all serve anyone. well, anyway, especially when you're facing a talented packers team 13 4 in 3 of those losses were by years of action. >> one of them didn't even matter. the have already clinched the nfc east top seat cross and in tv. know that a lot has changed since that matchup back on 108. >> i think both teams are a lot you know, earlier in the
air for both of us. you know, i think we had we haven't lost a game yet. i think there are 500 at the time and, you know, i think i don't think either of us are execute as good as we are now on both sides we've both been a lot through a lot worse than done. i think on both sides of the ball and special teams on both teams are better in all phases. a lot's changed honestly. and personnel has changed. >> they're get some guys they're getting healthier and you can see that and you know, we have some different personnel to that. we have 3 so. i you definitely watch that game taking into account. there's a long time ago. a lot things have changed dramatically. personalize. but i know we've got to be cared for whatever they want to do. they had, you know, a lot of time prepare for this one. >> tonight, they're looking to rebound. want to bring road. trent tonight their first of 7 straight home game has been down. the trail is actually one of the warriors. more
impressive when this event has been very the worst record in basketball beat them without draymond green and steph curry who are important and are waiting. and there's no way that one one guy who had flourishing lately for the cade cunningham 96 6 go around this time. he's playing the best basketball of the year as of late and, you know, career you currently under way in and that out of respect for the >> you're a good player. you know, the player that, you know, he came in ready. can do it all. you know, you can score the ball. you can play mate, you know the fan, you know, so the sky's the limit for him. a good young player. he's really talented. he's going to be a great player and he's really emerging not now that he's got his feet underneath them >> you know, getting accustomed to the league and >> really shooting the ball a lot better than he was early in the season and and seems to
be a, you know, kind of finding his way now. >> that game tips off at 7 o'clock. when he goes final, we will have full highlights. that's a look at when a truck hit my car, the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
that the betty white challenge surveys been into. >> i hit is indeed increased pet adoptions. the group says one pot. there is his name is spike. a 9 year-old pit bull mix really had trouble getting adopted so much. so i mean, 5 years went by and nobody wanted to spike. so his former owner's house. apparently is very sad story. house burned down and a spike was often overlooked by potential adopters. the rescue group heard about his situation and that went to work on finding him a home. they say that their efforts. really paid off just because of the betty white challenge. phone calls started pouring in. and guess what? what? eventually spike found a new family. all thanks to betty. >> it be great if they could do that almost every year on may be the anniversary of her death or her birthday or something and sort kick start more adoptions because >> we need that. you know that we that wraps up kron 4 news
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