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>> 4.30, on the clock. and let's get another check of the forecast here with john. before we get back to the news this morning. find out what it's like outside of our member. it said it's a little bit clearer right than it was earlier this he definitely clear james, a little colder, but that clear sky that's going help us out a lot as you're getting out there and actually taken to the roads. >> looking outside at your east bay hills camera, you can see all the way up to the golden gate bridge kind of hard to see that far. but you look really closely. you can see the lights out for visibility. look at all full visibility up to that a limit of 12 miles. so that's really nice to be seeing out there to start the morning. definitely beats the fog, the dense fog we've had at times the past couple of mornings skies will stay clear throughout the course of the day today that
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will allow temperatures to climb pretty rapidly after the sun comes up. but as for now, it's just solid 30's and 40's dublin, napa fairfield santa rosa among our spots at 35 degrees right now. definitely a chilly start to this one. now later on today, daytime highs to rise into the 60's solidly across the bay area. a little bit warmer than yesterday, even for a couple of spots. i'll be talking about what to expect today into the weekend and well into february. still to come in your forecast, so glad arena is back this morning. and she's got a look at the roads, john, i'm happy to be back and happy to help you get to work this morning. >> for the most part, traffic is pretty light, but we do have some construction to tell you about out there. this is on a delay. how so they've got some bridge work going on. 88 eastbound. that's between 7.80, east and tennessee street. so they have that shut down all lanes the air. that's until 05:00am. so it's going to open up in just about 30 minutes, alternate to get around. if you're hitting the roads right now would be
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highway 29. so you won't have to wait behind that as you're traveling into the city right now from the maze to that fremont street accident. 8 minute drive for you. there. no delays this morning. san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula about 13 minutes as you're traveling there. let's get a look at the richmond center fell bridge about 9 minutes traveling out of richmond. and leave you with a look at conditions along one. 0, one here in the south bay. 85 to menlo park about 27 minutes. james, back to you. >> thank you very much. for 32 is the time and voters are casting their ballots in special elections in san francisco in early voting on the ballot are state assembly for district 17. the assessor recorder and the big one is the recall of 3 commissioners on the school board, our forces. magoon spoke to the 2 principal opponent of proponents of the school board recall and one of the commissioners being recalled. >> one of the fundamental issues for the yes on recall, the san francisco school board
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campaign is from their perspective, the board of education wasted time on other issues during the pandemic. instead of focusing on reopening schools, see the raj and other blue engine started. the recall effort. >> so the schools are open, right? so i mean, ultimately and that's what you want. it then was and go for with the recall. >> so there are a couple reasons. the one big one is learning loss of these board members don't believe learning loss happened and if they don't play that happened, they you know, they haven't measured it and they haven't come up with a plan to address it. >> and, you know, it is for every community from black. it is that, you know, peyton's asian every off that, you know what to think of it talking about this that you guys have not focused on academics for a kid's francisco school board. president gabriela lopez and 2 former vp follow good, really good. and alison collins r the commission is being recalled. this is allison collins, first television interview since the recall begin make your best case. why you should retain
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your seat on the san francisco board of education. >> i was elected. really help the district. hold its promise. 2 families specifically around ensuring that each and every student has access to a safe school. and that's not just some kids, but that's all kids. in addition, yes, on recall advocates say that san francisco schools are in a crisis that covers equity, budget and leadership. you need to get confidence. debate is in the community that we have good leadership. >> on the school district that can actually run things about focus on education. otherwise you're not going to get those back. and, you know, can you to see the spinal to what's, you know, more and more cuts as more and more families leave the district. >> those against the recall are concerned that there may be other motives if you don't like the policy choice, you vote for a different candidate. but if we're going to disrupt end, our whole
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electoral our whole process democratic process in san francisco, any time people with wealth and influence, you know, political influence have the ability to do so. we're putting our city at risk, the san francisco special municipal election, which includes the school board recall, will take place on february. 15th 2022. >> has it made kron 4 >> well, the city of san francisco is taking some new steps to protect people from eviction. the board of supervisors just passed an ordinance. that's the first of its kind in the state. this new law will give tenants a 10 day notice before the eviction process begins. that will give them an opportunity to fix whatever issues or problems that led to that point in the eviction a cycle before the pandemic. landlords only gave a three-day notice before filing an eviction notice. the most common eviction filings were for nonpayment of rent, according to san francisco board of supervisor dean preston, those filings dropped during the pandemic. they went from 127 per month to just 3
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per month by the end of last year. >> it's not that landlords won't get their money. it's that we should not be using the fiction as the way to resolve the dispute and it gives the tenant the time to either come up with the rent, resolve, whatever the other dispute is, get an attorney if they need one and try to prevent infection. >> and preston and the board of supervisors unanimously approved the legislation and now mayor london breed needs to sign off on it. if she does this piece of legislation will take effect starting in march and last until after the pandemic. we'll top democrats want the president to take some action on student debt. dozens of lawmakers are going public now with their demands for president biden. and while others are working on legislation to tackle the issue behind the scenes, washington, dc correspondent hannah brandt has the story. >> calls to tackle student debt are growing louder. a group of 80 progressive lawmaker sent a letter wednesday asking president biden to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt for borrowers.
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ohio senator sherrod brown is part of that push young people's 2 years, 5 years, even 10 years out of college. >> who are so oppressed, if you will, with 30, 50 100 or more $1000 in debt. president biden did pause student loan repayment during the pandemic, but so far hasn't fulfilled his campaign promise to cancel up to $10,000 in debt are still looking at administrative options. but congress can also send the president a bill. >> that would provide $10,000 in debt relief and he'd be happy to sign that meanwhile, many lawmakers are holding their breath with several of them introducing bills to tackle problems related to student loans. in other ways, we've got to make it easier to pay off student loan debt. and when you pay it off, we've got to make sure you've got a clean slate. north carolina congresswoman deborah ross and other lawmakers introduced a bill that would broaden relief for borrowers who defaulted or made late wayments on their student loans, making it easier to remove that from their credit history. what you p pay it off.
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>> you should have a clean score and be able to raise your family in a home. >> be able to buy a car, be able to start a business. she's also advocating for things like increasing pell grants to make tuition more affordable so that they don't have to in the first place in washington. i'm hannah brandt. >> well, interest rates are expected to go up in the spring to help cool off inflation. the federal reserve said it's going to be raising short-term rates from near 0 and phase out monthly bond purchases. these policies helped fuel economy during the pandemic, but also spurred on record inflation. rising rates is a raising rates is a tool to fight inflation by limiting the amount of money that's circulating in the economy. the federal reserve chairman said that he doesn't believe raising rates will hurt the job market, though. i think there's quite a bit of room to raise interest rates without threatening the labor market. this is. by so many measures historically tight labor
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market, record levels of job openings quits, which is moving up at the highest, a pace they have in decades. the first interest rate hike could come in mid-march. experts expect 3 more rate hikes later this year. well, rent has opened 2022. in much the same way it spent 2021 basically setting new all-time highs. san francisco has the second highest rent in the nation behind new york jumper says that a median san francisco, one bedroom is now 2000, 800, $50 a month. san jose one veteran will set you back 2000, 300, $50 a month. both cities saw rents going up. but the increases were a little smaller than other cities on that's much solace. but the median one-bedroom rent on jumpers. national index rose to $1374 this much with it, which is a 12% increase year over year. it's been a week and a half since a volcano erupted near the pacific island nation of tonga. air
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quality remains pretty poor on the island. and even though some air has are some aid has arrived, there's much more that needs to be done to help those that are living there with kron four's noelle bellow with a closer look on what one bay area company is doing to try and send them as much help as they can. >> lots of ash. so we're getting a lot of complaints about the air quality when kron, 4 for spoke with cecilia poe who last week she and her co-workers at sf enterprises and logistics have been unsuccessful and making contact with their crew, friends and family in tonga. now a week and a half later, communication is still spotty. >> i mean, once we get a little connection, it's only really good for about, you know, a minute 2 minutes. so, you know, make contact. everyone is okay. our facility, they're >> as of enterprises and logistics is located in oakland, but they have a facility there in tonga. she says right now masks are much needed as ash from that volcanic eruption is still
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falling. >> we'll clean up the group outside own going to take years of work, come back out and actually there they were happy. we had mass headed there already. water and food are other big needs over the weekend. australian and new zealand military planes were able to deliver large amounts of drinkable water. >> but more will be needed in the coming weeks. we're really focused on our efforts on getting as much water. there possible if you have no props props were ruined. >> so they're kind of depending on nonperishable food at the moment until they can get the forms back. >> as enterprises next shipment to tonga heads out february 6. those looking to donate water masks or dry. nonperishable foods can drop them off at the facility in oakland. they'll be accepting donations through wednesday, february 2nd, the who says they're also starting to think about long-term needs as the island rebuilds. we're putting a limit on it. we're doing it for the next 4 feeling just to get people on their feet. >> but then we also have to look at the long term to help economy. after all this and
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san francisco, noelle bellow kron, 4 news. >> still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news. the forty-niners prepping for sunday's nfc championship game against the rams will tell you what. head coach kyle shanahan had to say.
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morning, little coastal look, half moon bay, which is looking just as fog free is the rest of the bay area is. >> our views. the past few mornings have been a little obscure by that fog. so it's nice to actually get a look across the bay area, even if still dark and you're not seeing too much just yet. now, skies will remain clear throughout the course of the day today. morning afternoon evening tonight should stay nice and clear. beautiful day to be stepping outside again. now tomorrow, you will notice a few more clouds working its way into this forecasted today. crystal clear tomorrow, partly cloudy and will stay that way into saturday and sunday. it's going to be just a touch cooler this weekend. but with that high pressure ridge, not leaving us just yet. we are going to see a continuation of are dry and mild weather through weekend likely into the start of next week. now, as far as we go with winds, it's going to remain on the calmer side of things very well. come to be seeing that because we did see such windy conditions to start this past weekend. the obvious resulted in the colorado fire down to big sur or at least help to spread it really
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quickly. but winds coming down really helping that fire fight to our south. as you can see in your 4 zone forecast. temperatures today climbing well into the 60's, if not even the upper 60's. again, just like yesterday for parts of the santa clara valley. beautiful day to be stepping outside. regardless of where you're at, just make sure you keep the light jacket on hand, even as you can venture outside for a few minutes without it. and keep it in your pack with yet as we will be looking at temperatures remaining in the low to mid 60's. that's right. on that threshold right there. as for temperatures tomorrow, mid 60's continue partly cloudy skies arrive and stay with us through the weekend. no chances of rainfall, though we do get a touch cooler into the start of next week in the start of the new month on tuesday, it still dry, though, as we move into tuesday and wednesday. rain is back with us and got a look at the roads. what's the latest? you have the latest on the road. just we still are seeing some construction. this is out of the les hill. >> along 88 eastbound. so if you're traveling there, that's going to resolve at around 05:00am this morning. that's the good news and bridge work
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80 eastbound between 7, 80 east in valais hill and tennessee street all lanes closed until 05:00am. so next time we check in, it should be open. but i was saying highway 29 was a good alternate traveling into the city right now from the maze of that fremont street exit. it will be about 8 minutes for your drive. no major issues along 5.80, as you're traveling through berkeley and emeryville, san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula about a 13 minute commute for you at this hour. the richmond, sandra fell bridge about 8 minutes traveling at a richmond across towards sandra fell. let's get a look at the south bay as you're traveling along one. 0, one from 85 to menlo park. 27 minutes for you there. 82 17, no major delays. james, back to you. thank you very much. it is 4.47. let's talk football. the forty-niners. >> we'll have another day practice today as they implement their game plan for the nfc championship game against the rams on sunday. >> we have video of the team
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on the practice field yesterday. there's coach shanahan left tackle trent williams did not practice. his status is still in question. but head coach shanahan says he's feeling optimistic that he'll play the niners defense plan basically to stop the rams weapons on offense and the niners offense will have to put up points. that means quarterback jimmy g will really have to step up. he says he thinks a confident it can make it happen. >> think just knowing knowing yourself and knowing where you are playing big part of that because, you know, if you get lost in and start believe in some of those things that could take you down the wrong road. so. think it's just about knowing yourself as a player as a person and lot of these guys in this locker room. i have faith in me and believed in me. that's all i really care about. so jimmy fund a coach. he's never he knows the answer before i get to i mean, he knows the nation about that ball. go. >> he had utterly, but he people are in the pocket and they try to get there early, which he knows that that he was was too aggressive on that play. but that's something you
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work with. all those guys on. it's going to happen at times with a quarterback. but the ones that are responsible for it and sometimes the best plays a sack. >> yeah. protect the football. the nfc championship will be the 3rd time the niners have face the rams this season. the niners winning the first 2 games as we well know. and so does l a kickoff. we'll be at 3.30 sunday afternoon at so-fi stadium down in los angeles. well, the championship game has 40 niner fans buzzing with excitement, of course, with fans all over the bay area and the state heading to that game. >> kron four's gayle ong spoke to one south bay couple who say that buying tickets was worth it. >> we're just thrilled. leticia and selma. stone thrilled they booked tickets to the forty-niners rams nfc championship game right after the niners victory over the green bay packers. so the moment they won, we jumped online. >> we started searching everything from stub hub, too. they yeah. to a online researching a bunch of
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different ticket booking website as where the grand total the tickets were $900 with fees included. that's $900 per person. and for these forty-niners season ticket holders, it is all about the experience. >> it's a big deal for sure. but, you know, we've been laying low the last 2 years because of the covid. so we figured heck we're going to splurge going to go and enjoy a nice day in the life is short and get to enjoy the moment. you know, you never know when you get that shot again. >> to get back there, the milestones are flying out to los angeles from san jose airport this weekend to meet up with friends and neighbors who are also attending the game. now that the quest searching for tickets is over flight and hotel booked. it's down to packing kind of going back and forth between what's jersey. i'm gonna wear. but i mean, i'm a my autograph garoppolo. i'm not one thing for sure. >> the morgan hill couple will be among the red and gold filling the stands at so-fi stadium on sunday. i was raised in line or fan. so is
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like this is like an honor to be in there. so. >> oh, i'm just so excited. hoping the for super bowl for sure. gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> well, let's hope we fill the stands with red and gold rams fans may be swimming in a sea of red and gold. if that's the case, one online ticket resellers says that the majority of fans at sofi stadium will be rooting for the forty-niners if he's projections are accurate. vivid seats is projecting 65% of fans in englewood will be supporting san francisco. that's 5 percentage points above their projection for the january 9th game. when niner fans just took over was nothing but red in the stands. rams coaches, players, even the players, wives have pleaded with la fans not to sell their tickets this week. but with the least expensive tickets going for a little more than $500. without any fees. rams fans appear to be cashing in, grabbing the money. instead, they don't care. and that allows more niner fans, of course, too. be there live, share their spirit
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being loud. matt stafford's out on the field, show us your night. a pride. we've been having a whole lot of fun. checking him out here. kron 4 dot com where we've got a growing slide show and every now and then like now we're showing them on air. so. >> show us your spirit. put that jersey on dress up. get your kids dressed up. get your pets dressed up and send those pictures in using the kron 4 app or you can e-mail it to us directly. that breaking news at kron 4 dot com. we'll be right back. we are back at
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4.55. meet the oldest living aquarium. fish in the world. in fact, lives right here in san francisco. this is methuselah a 90 year-old australian lungfish. she's named after a character in the bible. noah's grandfather who said to have lived to the ripe old age of 969 years old. but this was definitely on his way. the fish came to california academy of sciences in san francisco back in 1938. and back then, researchers said she was already old. and now take a look. we know for a fact that she got here in 38, but we don't know how old she was when she got here. >> based on the pictures that i've seen in the size of her. when she arrived, she was a young then either. so i want
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to say maybe tack on maybe 5, 6, years. >> just time to us here. pretty incredible. australian lungfish are believed to be the evolutionary link between fish an amphibian ys. but handlers say she got a very mellow. she's got a very mellow personality. they say she loves belly and back rubs. little pat on the head as you can see, she also loves to eat figs, but only when they're fresh. her handlers say she won't touch the frozen ones. so she's got taste. we'll take a break here at 4.56. >> back with more in a minute. when we do return in the next hour. berkeley's now enforcing a new covid vaccine and booster mandate for students. certain businesses will tell you what that could mean for locals and the forty-niners, as we've been saying, are preparing to face the rams in the nfc championship game this weekend. we'll have more details on that coming up in a live report. we'll be right back.
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♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪ >> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news far. >> good morning. thank you for joining us here at 05:00am. it is a thursday morning, january 27th is we're rounding out the month of january this week we've got john tribal kicking things off here with a check of the forecast as we wake up dark in early. good morning, john. good morning, james. it's definitely dark, but it's not fun to be out there this morning. we are looking at a pretty fog free one across the bay area's opposed to the past couple of mornings.
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>> we were just looking at gray when you should be sitting. the city lights down below. nice to see that change of pace that certainly going to work in our favor as we're venturing outside for your commute, 30's and 40's for current temperatures. it is indeed a cold start dublin. you're sitting at 34 degrees right now. santa rosa down in. 33 just above freezing napa at 35 stone. forget the extra layers going to come in handy. but will you need few extra minutes? reyna harvey is standing by with a look at that. good every back rain and it is great to be back and it's great to get you to work on time this morning. >> if you're leaving the house, we're not tracking any major delays. so that's the good news. if you're traveling from the east bay into the city, it will be about an 8 minute drive as you're heading into the city from the maze right there. also along 5.80, to 80. i don't see any major delays are traveling through richmond, san pablo, him reveal in berkeley heading across towards the peninsula about a 30 minute drive for you there at this hour. getting a look at a richmond. sandra

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