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thank you so much. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> and just like that, the forty-niners are off to the nfc championship game in a step closer to the super bowl. thank you for joining us here on kron. 4 news at 5. i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne. after saturday's game at frigid lambeau field, the red and gold are heading to the much warmer and much closer city of
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los angeles to face the rams. we have a team of reporters around the bay area checking with fans after that huge win. but we begin with four's kate rooney who joins us from the newsroom now with a preview of sunday's game. kate. >> hi, can. hi, pam. lot of excitement over here because the forty-niners are in the championship game for the second time in 3 years. pretty hard to do this time. it's against a very familiar opponent, the la rams. let's take a quick look back. it took too crazy games to make this all an afc west conference title game possible. the niners kicked a field goal as time expired at lambeau field to eliminate green bay. you saw that already and the rams. well, they ended up doing the exact same thing to the bucks in tampa bay. so to come from behind wins and 2 teams that are very familiar with each other. now the forty-niners have the recent edge. they beat the rams twice already this season to make it 6 straight wins in the series. and kyle shanahan is 73 all
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time. as a head coach against delays coach sean mcvay in a conference call this afternoon. shanahan said the fact that these 2 teams know each other so well just makes the game even better. >> been through this so over the last 2 years. so it's not much seeing the 3rd time as it was a second time. there also is the first time, you know, just with the coaching staff to be in the same i don't think there's many there's not much things we can surprise them with and staying with them. what doesn't which i think is kind of the most fun way as 2 really good teams was a really good football game you can't really each other. you've got to go out and get to go out and beat somebody. >> about caution him might have a few tricks up his sleeve. but here's one more cool note for those of you who like forty-niners bragging rights. this is going to be the 17th conference championship appearence for the forty-niners and that is an nfl record. they had previously been tied with the pittsburgh steelers. so now
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just got to get a win. that records pretty meaningless otherwise. ken pam, back to you. minor detail there. yeah, let's win. all right. thank you, katie. coming up at 5.30, we know niner nation is large and proud across the bay area. we're going to go live to pleasant hill to see how fans are feeling after that. >> the saturday big win and how they're getting ready for another do or die match up. well, a lot of forty-niners fans, cop crying foul. there was some controversy around ticket sales to 40 niner fans who want to go to the game in la next weekend. this coming weekend. >> after the niners, big win on saturday night, the rams organization seem to be trying to restrict ticket sales for a potential nfc title game by geography. they made people show their tresses. now that the ramseys and hold a season the ramseys and hold a season ticket holders have out all game. it is up to them to determine who they will sell those tickets to niners or rams fans. wendy burch has more. this is the rams house.
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so fy stadium, the site for super bowl. 56. >> and come sunday. it's where the home team has to prove it belongs here. >> in the final seconds of the game against tom brady's buccaneers propelled the rams to the upcoming nfc championship. >> and a solid season gives the rams the home-field advantage. but this home, albeit bright, shiny and new may not be the most welcoming because the rams will be playing the san francisco forty-niners a team that lost to the last half dozen times. they've met a team with legions of 40 niner fans who have already staked their claim in southern california or are willing to make the drive down to la for the big game. in fact, when we look back that hill getting the last time, these 2 titans tangled, it was a sea of red grilling right next to the blue and gold. so the question is come sunday, which fans will score the most tickets face value. tickets were offered a rams season ticket holders over the weekend and
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were sold out within hours today. resell tickets on websites are going anywhere from 500 to $5,000. and while the ramp say they have no policy in place to prevent non rams fans from buying playoff tickets, we are beginning to see an online strategy to keep so 5 from seeing red this sunday. melissa whitwortn who is married rams offensive tackle andrew whitworth took to twitter sunday night and offered by rams fans. tickets are self. if it meant they would fall into the hands of the forty-niners faithful. >> well, the rams shouldn't be afraid of the forty-niners fan. i mean, you know, don't be intimidated. just play the game. that was wendy burch reporting tonight. >> other news tonight, covid cases in the bay area seem to have plateaued. health experts say that's a sign that the omicron variant has reached its peak. but that hospitalizations tend take longer to drop off kron four's. rob nesbitt joins us now live with more on what nurses and doctors are dealing with in bay area icus rob.
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>> kendall, the omicron variant isn't causing people to be as sick as the delta variant did. hospitals are still under an immense amount of stress because of staffing shortages. and because of how contagious omicron is. it's been 2 weeks since medical staff at queen of the valley hospital in napa faced the worst of the covid surge. patient numbers doubling overnight. we went from 12 patients in the hospital to 22 with another 2 in the icus chief medical officer. doctor amy herald says most patients weren't as sick as past surges, but more nurses and doctors have had to quarantine after testing positive for covid. it's been a long time asking people may be able to take over time so that we have the staffing. she says that cases seem to have leveled off this last week. same thing at ucsf medical center. according to infectious disease expert doctor peter chin-hong. >> there are currently 108 people hospitalized with covid ucs that the fact that kate things are leveling off with starting to come down in some areas. >> doesn't mean it's a walk in the park by any stretch. we
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have some of the highest numbers we've seen ever prior to omicron. doctor chin-hong says ucsf would have as low as 5 covid patients at one time. a survey by the american medical association shows that a high percentage of nurses nationally now have intentions to quit health care because of covid fatigue. that's 40% 20% of physicians. also us say that which is really shocking. doctor harold works to keep morale up at queen of the valley by highlighting positives during morning huddles while also being transparent about the current state of covid. we let people know this is what we've got today. how we make it work today. take care of each other. everybody rolls up their sleeves and jumps in and looks out for each other. >> doctor harold says a big problem at hospitals right now is the high number of people going to the er to try to get tested for covid. she says you should avoid the er for that and instead, try other means such as scheduling a point with your doctor or try your local pharmacy lie that live
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in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. thank you, rob. >> santa clara county workers in high-risk settings have to get their covid booster shot by today. you may remember in late december county health officer doctor sara cody revise the county's health order to include a booster shot mandate. it applies to county employees and health care medical first response, skilled nursing facilities, jails and congregate shelters. the order says that any county workers in such high risk settings who are not up to date on vaccinations must be reassigned to lower risk settings or otherwise be prohibited from working in the higher risk workplace. california lawmakers are still trying to consider a bill that would require all school children in the state to be vaccinated for in-person learning regardless of their personal beliefs. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the effort and the push back on this proposal. >> vaccination is the cornerstone of ensuring our schools will be open. state
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senator richard pan rolling out his push to get rid of the personal belief exemption for those who tried to opt out of california's covid-19 vaccine mandate for school children and is offering a bill that supporters say closes a loophole in the state's covid-19 vaccine requirement for students to learn in the classroom. the mandate was part of an executive order. governor newsom signed last year. those who don't comply would have to be home schooled or get independent instruction to be sure children are educated our schools. and that's really what this bill is about. keeping schools open and safe and providing that certainty that's going to happen. some school districts have tried to take similar steps on their own. courts have said they don't have the power to do so. but the legislature could. we're certainly hoping that the state legislation. >> i can can be passed fit in a quick manner. but fans proposal was met with immediate pushback from republicans monday. i think you'll see >> you know, bipartisan opposition, you know, to this proposal because it's a gross overreach. the new vaccine bill comes just days after
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some lawmakers filed the proposal allowing teams to get the covid-19 vaccine without parental vaccine and schoolchildren related legislation has been at the center of intense parent. look, protests at the state capital, including this scene in 2019, the vice chair of the senate health committee expects to see this kind of reaction again. and they don't want the state government interfering. >> with their child's health care and interfering with their role as a parent, you know, deciding what is best for their child. governor newsom's office would not comment specifically on the legislation monday. this bill must first go through the state's legislative process. the soonest it could go into effect is january. 1st of 2023 at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> a wildfire called the colorado fire continues to burn in monterey county. it's burned 700 acres and it's only 35% contained. kron 4 sarah stinson reports on some of the challenges of firefighters are facing as they try to contain the blaze. >> the colorado fire burning in big sur forced hundreds to
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evacuate its really show not only cal-fire officials, but people across california. that fire season is no longer a season. but a year round issue that we can have fire any throughout the year, whereas with maybe 10, 15 years ago, fires like this in january would have been very unusual. but here we are. things are so dry. a multiple year drought. >> it just means that everybody needs to be careful and watch their fire behavior. >> all year long, not just when it's summer. >> the colorado fire burning south of carmel by the sea has burned over 700 acres and is at least 35% contained. one building has been damaged and told it's some kind of the heartbreaking to see. >> you know, people that are having to leave their houses in the middle of the night, a man's and, you know, leaving everything behind because they barely have notice. the wind was a huge issue for firefighters working to put out the flames in the steep,
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rugged terrain. >> but the wind has since calmed down helping firefighters on saturday and sunday game or containment use this fire as an example to be prepared for any fire to spark, especially if you know, you live in a fire prone area, have that go bag and make sure you're not doing anything to start in contribute. >> to a wildfire. stay tuned to kron 4 dot com for updates on this fire. for now, i'm sarah stinson reporting back to you. >> coming up on kron, 4 news at 5. a crime crackdown in oakland. we're going to tell you where the police department sent extra officers. >> plus, why it may take longer to get your tax refund this year. >> and next, honoring david know when how family and friends remember the alameda county sheriff's recruit who was killed in a freeway was killed in a freeway shooting. when a truck hit my car, was killed in a freeway sthe 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.
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>> in the east bay today, a funeral service was held to honor. 28 year-old david nguyen, the alameda county sheriff cadet was killed earlier this month near the bay bridge toll plaza inside the cornerstone community church family and friends, officers and deputies from all across the bay area gathered to remember david win. he was remembered as a hardworking young man who was on the path to a career in law enforcement. he also served in the national guard and was deployed in recent years to help communities which we're dealing with wildfires and civil unrest at monday's
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ceremony, the alameda county sheriff said that david, when was the kind of recruit any law enforcement agency would love to have. >> was an excellent recruiter. it was everything you could want the future law enforcement officer. he was strong. intelligent. now, the tremendous love for his country, community and family. >> it was remains were taken to a cemetery in coma where he was buried in a private ceremony. >> this past week and the oakland police department lost its highly publicized additional patrol district in east oakland. then there was some illegal sideshow activity in that part of the city kron four's haaziq mod-yoon reports on how the officers responded. >> these are videos uploaded sunday to the citizen app showing illegal sideshows taking over intersection along macarthur boulevard. and he's though then spilling over into and eastman neighborhood disrupting residential streets
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of the people who live there. >> sideshow. >> this east oakland sideshow took place over the same weekend that opd rolled out its additional policing district plan. >> adding 48 more officers to respond to the part of the city that receives the most calls for service. >> with this addition, we feel respond much faster. your calls for service help reduce the violent crime and work with our community to make east open much safer. >> tsai feel any >> investigators say the side show started at around 05:30pm. there were about 200 vehicles and several 100 spectators. officers made to arrest, told for vehicles and recovered 3 firearms. we have had our staff members. i'm stuck in the midst of sideshows. oakland councilmember treat read represents district 6, also known as deep east oakland. if
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she were to give opd is first weekend of additional resources in that area. a letter grade. >> i mean, i think i started off and still would like everybody starts with an so we start with in that we are responding to what the community has asked for. and so we're hopeful that we will see, you know, a pattern in trends that show the reduction in violent crime. >> i fish is that opd say that before they make any assessments on how it's going, they want to give the new police district a few weeks to take into account the impact. the additional resources having on the community. has it made you run for news? >> a procession was held today for an police officer killed in a crash along interstate 80. 26 year-old jared bernstein died earlier this month when he crashed into a van that had lost control. viewer shared the video with us. the procession for officer
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bernstein started at a funeral home and ended at rolling hills memorial park in richmond, the california highway patrol is still investigating the crash that killed him. >> time now for a weather check. let's step outside and show you what ap ears to be rather hazy. look of downtown san francisco now. i'm meteorologist rebecca strom is here and she's got explaining to do about that haze. yeah, that's right. you probably side around the bay area just a little bit. we're seeing it here in our east bay shot. this is our camera on top of the berkeley hills. there and what we're seeing it is because of that colorado fire that continues to auburn and big sur. the good news is the winds are very low there. at this time. humidity is higher. so >> they're definitely getting a little bit of a break. we'll be getting a break as far as the air quality as well. we just have to get through the rest of today. we did see a mixture of good to moderate levels of air quality today. and right now outside, we're seeing it's a pretty good in our far east bay areas like livermore, parts of dublin,
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even in the south bay, san jose and far north, like in parts of santa rosa, everyone else pretty much a covered in that moderate air quality level. and that's why we're seeing a lot of that. he's still sticking around the bay area. the good news is the wind speeds are on the way. we're actually going to be picking up north bay wins tomorrow, getting gusts of up to maybe 30 miles an hour and it's going to be pushing a lot of that air out of the bay area. but it is going to get windy. so definitely be aware of that. we're going to start to really see it to get into the bay area throughout the afternoon hours around noon time and again, most of it in our north bay zone. that's where it's really going to peak tomorrow. but it is going to be breezy the rest of the bay area as well. we saw a little bit over the weekend. we're going to see it return as we get into tomorrow. temperatures outside right now not too bad 50's and 60's. we're pretty used to that right now. 53 degrees in san francisco. 58 in vallejo. we're looking at 54 degrees right now in napa, chilly temperatures that we're expecting into the overnight hours getting into 30's in some spots. i'll have that in
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my complete weather forecast. coming up and just a bit pan back back. a thank you. a couple in india is planning a huge wedding that will be held in the metaverse. >> because of the pandemic and it has put the limits on the size of gatherings. the couple decided to hold their special day online. they will have a traditional ceremony in the morning with limited guests, but they expect to have 2000 people for their digital reception in the evening. and since they are big harry potter fans, they even spent $1400 to create a castle like digital space inspired by hall interesting. >> still ahead, could there be a new round of pandemic relief on the way? >> plus, opening arguments started today in the trial of the 3 officers accused of violating george floyd's civil rights during his deadly arrest.
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>> today, a federal court heard opening statements in the trial against 3 former police officers accused of depriving george floyd of his civil rights without due process. kelsey kirstein has more on the proceedings. >> a federal trial against 3 former minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of george floyd. jay alexander king thomas lane and 2 tao are all charged with violating floyd's civil
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rights. when derek chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 9 minutes killing him and may of 2020. king was kneeling on floyd's back lane holding down floyd's legs. well, kept others from intervening. the defense's argument is too full. number one that they did not willfully. >> try to violate the rights of mister floyd. and secondly, that they had no part in what mr chauvin was doing. however, floyd's family attorneys wrote in a statement the 3 men directly contributed to floyd's death and fail to intervene to stop the senseless murder. the indictment also says the men failed to provide medical aid to floyd when he clearly needed it. the judge has stressed the jury must make the decision solely on the evidence in the case, not the guilty plea by shows an. >> that was kelsey kirstein reporting tonight. other news now the michigan high school where 4 students were shot and killed is now back open for the first time since that
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november tragedy, school officials welcomed students back to oxford high school today. the students have been attending classes at other buildings since coming back from winter break. the shooting happened on november. the 30th when investigators say 15 year-old ethan crumbley opened fire on his classmates, killing 4 of them and injuring 6 students and a teacher. crumley is charged as an adult with murder and other crimes. his parents are also facing charges. >> thousands of american troops on high alert tonight over tensions in ukraine. moreover, the major shift for the biden administration and the low tech solution for some high-tech problems. how coffee beans could get your electronics? a jump start in the morning. and ahead in sports, you've been sharing your forty-niners swagg with us all day here at kron. 4 more on how bay area fans are
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they're very, very excited about this game. they say it's been an emotional weekend or emotional season and this weekend is the payoff for all of that. is a time of year here. i put on a hat we've got starts on the we have even more shirts and jerseys on the racks to so much gear. and the san francisco forty-niners had to win their last regular season game just to make it to this playoff. now they're only one more win from the super bowl appearance. everyone tells me this has been quite a year to be a niners fan. the owner of heads of sports tells me he's been a lifelong fan as a kid. he worked just so he could earn money to buy season tickets. now he gets to share all of its customers. joy, as the team prepares to take on the rams in the nfc conference championship game. >> oh, it's wonderful. you know, it's it's like a fantasy come true. we were pretty nervous and all the games at leading up to this. >> i'

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