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vaccinated or not. so you may be wondering if it changes anything for you. ktvu is cristina rendon is here now with a county by county breakdown of the impact, christina says masks are mandatory in all public settings. from december 15th to january 15th like grocery stores , so that's going to affect counties like marine and solano . the state says county can continue making exceptions for people in limited indoor settings. keeping up with all of these changes can be a bit confusing. but essentially, the new mask mandate only applies to counties that did not already have an order in place. every county must either continue with their own indoor massacre requirements, regardless of vaccination status. or follow the state's updated guidance that took effect today. there are a few bay area counties that allow exceptions to the indoor basking rule. those counties are san francisco marin, sonoma, contra costa and alameda, the local health care safety will and limited settings can remove their masks in spaces like workplaces and jim as long as
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there are no more than 100 people. the space is not open to the general public. everyone must be fully vaccinated against covid and anyone with covid symptoms will not be allowed in. our community is really pulled together and embraced wearing masks, and it really doesn't change. the rules remain the same. you know, we need to continue to be careful as we get through the holidays and the arrival of rome across. there are no exceptions for masks in san mateo sent a clearer and napa counties. added to that list today is solano county people in these four counties and must wear a mask in all indoor settings. there are no exception. workplaces or gyms. and these counties tell me they have no plans to add exceptions as well. so again, nothing changes for most of the bay area computer. we don't ktvu fox two news. expand eight head to our website ktvu .com. well to be a
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area counties. solano and marin will be most affected by this latest mask mandate. ktvu is tom baker explains why. even for counties not mandating mask wearing as of december 15th until january, 15th. they must wear them. marin county got to be essentially mask free because it's people earned it. through obeying the shelter in place mandates wearing masks, social distancing getting vaccinations , achieving low infection rates and having little hospitalizations. you was able to walk into. your local safeway or any local store around here without having to wear the mask here in murray county, but you go right over that bridge. it's a totally different story. marin county is justifiably relying on a proven spirit of cooperation. the majority of residents. we're already proactively continuing that indoor mask use, not 100% but a good majority, so we anticipate this will be an easy transition back for most residents. i think that's fine.
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you know, just i've got my i've got my mask here, and i'm happy to wear it if you know that's going to help. curb the virus. i know it helps. and i've been through a few of these. germ problems does help the to have precautions. on the other hand, solano county government never imposed mandates countywide, though some towns galileo and venetia did. nonetheless the covid wrecked county has many proprietors such as we found here in fairfield, who believe in the month long state mandate. everybody had to cooperate. to keep using the mask and keep the distance and try to take care of each other. and i think we have to go along with this and i think we should, and i think it's good for business. because people then will come out and people don't use the masks.
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we're just going to be vacant all the time. one hang up stubbornness. some people don't want to use the month, so it's kind of hard for the business. they keep going. the more resistance to the mandate, the longer it's likely to go on. tom vacar ktvu, fox two news. well jpmorgan chase has canceled its major in person healthcare conference in san francisco's union square due to coronavirus concerns. that conference was supposed to be held in person in january. but now it's going to be held. virtually the cancelation is another setback for union square, which was already reeling from organized retail thefts. the bank said. the conference will return to san francisco in january of 2023. the event began 40 years ago and is billed as the largest healthcare conference in the world. before the pandemic. roughly 9000 people attended that conference each year. and unvaccinated googlehey do not comply with the company's vaccine policy. cnbc obtained a
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memo that google sent to its employees, saying they have until january 18th to prove their vaccination status or apply for a medical or religious exemption. those who do not comply will be placed on paid administrative leave for 30 days and after that employees will be placed on unpaid personally for up to six months before facing termination. the los angeles unified school district has decided to delay its vaccine mandate for students until the start up to the next school year. now that was supposed to go into effect on january 10th when it does go into effect, unvaccinated students will be required to go to remote, independent study. school administrators decided to push back that plan after it discovered that about 28,000 students have not yet complied. concerns are growing tonight that a new surge of covid could engulf the us in the coming weeks in philadelphia, people will now be required to show proof of vaccination for indoor dining at bars and restaurants. new york city is on track to implement a vaccine mandate for private businesses later this
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month and the white house covid-19 response team continues to urge people to get a covid booster shot, which have been shown to help increase protection against the omicron variant. the message remains clear. if you are unvaccinated get vaccinated, and particularly in the arena of a micron. if you are fully vaccinated, get your booster shot. the biden administration will provide says it will provide federal assistance to states struggling with covid-19 surges, and the cdc is also warning the number of unvaccinated pregnant women dying from covid is on the rise . health officials say. 248 deaths have been reported during the pandemic among pregnant women. those numbers rose this summer with 22 deaths in august alone, the vaccination rate among pregnant women is below 40% cdc officials say vaccines have been shown to be safe and did not increase the risk of miscarriage or impact fertility.
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and now to our weather. another storm is moving into the bay area right now. let's take a live look outside. there's a roof camera looking over the oakland estuary. you can see those great clouds wherever you are. it's definitely. think it feels like there is a change coming. we know more rain is on the way. ktvu achieved. meteorologist bill martin here with a look at this latest system bill. yes definitely more rain coming. you can feel the change. you could feel cool. it was out there today. temperatures in some places just in the upper forties. most of us in the low fifties, but a cool day. you look outside live camera shot golden gate bridge. it's moving that not the bridge . that's well. bridge moves a little, too, when it's windy, but this is actually the cameron sutro tower bolted down, so you've got some pretty strong winds up around 1000 ft that are blowing that camera around like that. in this weather system is coming on shore. we've had scattered showers for the last few hours. the heaviest shower activity is basically to the north of us. that's where we're seeing that you know that the yellows and the oranges suffering up towards where we
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appearing, saying alina out by napa valley in those zones, and those yellows and reds, you're seeing rainfall rates for about a half inch and our so there's some downpours. but most of us have just been seeing been seeing sort of like like sonoma . just kind of light showers. nothing too major. but as we get into tonight and into early in the morning like three a.m. we're going to see the showers pick up very different weather system than the last one. why is it different? it's a colder weather system. hence the temperatures the lows and are the highest. in the forties today and low fifties, so this system is called their lower snow levels. definitely see snow on some bay area peaks. winter storm warning in the mountains, maybe an inch to an inch and a half to two inches of rain out of this. it's over by the morning commute. all have the complete timeline on this thing when i see you back here. well, seeing a bit, bill. thank you. well six men who police say targeted asian women for robbery and theft of now been charged with hate crimes are crime reporter henry lee is here. now,
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with the latest on this investigation, henry. julie authorities say these men were responsible for crimes across the bay area, terrorizing victims who are mostly asian women. surveillance video shows, however, robbery, crew block cars and stole persons belonging to asian women sitting inside, it happened over and over. unfortunately, these incidents. over 100 throughout the bay area were committed by certain individuals. but now authorities say they have arrested six men responsible for nearly 200 incidents across the bay area over a one year period. all of you and your families. deserve safety. santa clara county d a. jeff rosen says the men have been charged with a variety of crimes as well as hate crime enhancements. they thought asian women don't use banks, and they also made some other ethnic slurs against asians, which i won't. repeat here. there is no doubt that these suspects believed that they could prey on these victims. because of their ethnicity because of their gender. authorities say the men look for victims near atms,
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casinos and asian markets, often grabbing purses from car seats, but sometimes smashing car windows. some victims were knocked over. one woman had $30,000 stolen from her. anthony robinson and thursday. blanks were arrested in september in the parking lot of top golf in san jose. authorities say robinson rammed an unmarked police car, ran a red light and then hit a car, seriously injuring a two year old girl and her father inside. while arresting cameron moody police say they recovered these two loaded weapons, one of them a ghost gun, the city of san jose stands together. to ensure the safety of people here in little saigon. we will not stand for hate crimes. here at all. authorities say the six men are equally culpable and that there was no ringleader per se, but one of the defendants faces up to 95 years in prison if convicted. live in the newsroom . henry lee ktvu fox doing you all right, henry. thank you. coming up at 5 30. a vote came down just before midnight and a
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deadline last night with millions of dollars for san francisco schools now being cut the changes being made and where it's likely to be felt the most also ahead tonight, president biden travels to kentucky to see the catastrophic damage from those tornadoes up close still ahead, how his promise to the victims. and as folks up in this air dig out from the latest snowstorm a new warning tonight about avalanches. hey, angie! you forgot your phone! hey lou! angie forget her phone again? yep. lou! mom said she could save up to $400 on her wireless bill by switching to xfinity internet and mobile. with nationwide 5g at no extra cost. and lou! on the most reliable network, lou! smart kid, bill. oh oh so true. and now, the moon christmas special. gotta go! take the savings challenge at xfinitymobile.com/mysavings or visit an xfinity store to learn how our switch squad makes switching fast and easy this holiday season. what can i du with less asthma? with dupixent i can du more...
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when you open a jar of better than bouillon you open-up dinner time to great flavor. chicken, beef, roasted garlic, sauteed onion. with better than bouillon the possibilities are endless. make your everything better with better than bouillon. don't just make it, make it better. oil company for an oil spill off the california coast in october . federal prosecutors saying today that amplify energy corporation and its two subsidiaries that operate oil rigs and a pipeline off long beach were charged with a
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misdemeanor for illegally discharging oil. authorities believe in anchor from a cargo ship ruptured pipeline and spilled about 25,000 gallons of crude oil. the oil spill also fouled beaches and wildlife, hundreds of thousands of pounds of tar balls, oil contaminated sand. seaweed and driftwood had to be removed from the coastline . we have some developing news now coming out of north richmond tonight where police say someone has been shot. it happened this afternoon near the intersection of market and fred jackson way. police have not released any details on who was shot or the severity of the injuries. we do have a crew on the way to the scene, and we will bring you more details. just as soon as they become available. the family of mario gonzalez is responding to an autopsy report last week that called his death a homicide. he died well being taken into custody by alameda police back in april. gonzalez brother said in a statement that mario gonzalez was quote wrongfully murdered by the alameda police department. the family is demanding that the four officers involved fired and
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they want criminal charges filed , according to the alameda county coroner's office. the 26 year old died from methamphetamines combined with the stress of being restrained. but the attorney representing the four officers involved told ktvu last week that the autopsy proves the officers did nothing wrong, santa clara county sheriff's office tells ktvu it is not commenting after a civil grand jury formally filed accusations that could lead to sheriff laurie smith removal, court documents reveal. the grand jury accused the sheriff of seven corruption related acts. including political favoritism and improperly issuing concealed carry weapons permits. she's also accused of failing to cooperate with an auditor investigating in 2000 and 18 inmate injury case that led to a $10 million settlement. smith has been ordered to appear in court on january, 12. northern california wasn't the only part of the state to see issues from this week's massive storm. cleanup is underway in parts of southern california as well. that storm caused flash flooding and mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires. in orange
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county of fast moving mudflow rushed through neighborhoods and trap some residents in their homes. the heavy rain also prompting rescues in the los angeles river where firefighters found multiple vehicles. and in san diego, two people had to be rescued from a flood channel. you hear the warning that the storm is coming? please stay around club away from moving water. while the storm brought problems. it also brought some much needed water. the u. s drought monitor currently classifies parts of california, oregon and nevada as being in exceptional drought, which is the worst category. well, more fresh. no is on the way to the sierra. after that stormed up several feet of snow in the mountains just a few days ago monday storm left many people in truckee without power, and many had to dig out. the severe weather also caused down trees and power lines. utility companies say they haven't seen this kind of damage since 2000 and 17. lovely, lovely. it's overdue. we're happy to have it. it's a #### of a lot of work.
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winter storm advisory remains in effect until tomorrow. snow is expected this evening and overnight. well all this snow in the sierra has triggered an avalanche warning foxes max gordon has more on what causes avalanches and what you should do if you're caught in one avalanches typically formed when there's unstable snow combined with terrain that's steep enough for a slide, usually at an angle of about 30 degrees or more. there also needs to be some kind of trigger either a skier going down the mountain or maybe a tree falling, according to the sierra avalanche center, intense storms with heavy amounts of snowfall in a short period of time increased the likelihood of an avalanche. that's what we've seen here in the lake tahoe area , and that's why there's been an avalanche warning over the past few days. the sierra adelaide center also issues an advisory everyday all winter long to get the word out about avalanche conditions. according to this year, a avalanche center the biggest clue that there could be an avalanche in an area is the sign of a recent avalanche shooting cracks in the snow and
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collapsing snowpack. signs of snow. instability are also things to look out for when you're out on the slopes, any place in the mountainous west with mountains and snow. you can have avalanches. last year, it was. we had 37 deaths in the united states. that was the worst year for avalanche deaths. and i think, over 100 years the folks at the syria avalanche center, see if you get caught in an avalanche and should immediately start trying to dig your way out because help might not arrive for a while. you should also skier snowboard with a partner. they can assist in the case of an avalanche in south lake tahoe. max gordon fox weather. and this is what it looks like in your 70. this photo was tweeted out today. gorgeous the national park has transformed into snowy scene. the park is reminding visitors to come prepared for the elements and also be prepared for limited services and facilities. alrighty speaking of all the snow in the mountains, we've got a winter storm warning that's going to stay in effect
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up there into tomorrow morning, and they're going to get maybe another foot and a half to two ft. of snow as this system, which is very different than the last system moves through. the difference between this system and the last system is the last one was, like just just aerial distribution of rain, right? just this massive kind of cloud moisture field coming through the bay area, or northern california and central california in southern california, all on the west coast. this is a frontal system . it's going to have what we're seeing now, which is sort of like a little bit of wind. then the system is going to slide through later on tonight, and then it's going to clear out pretty rapidly with a few scattered showers after that. but in the mountains, it's going to linger. okay, so it's going to get stuck up there. so tonight and tomorrow in the mountains probably tell about lunchtime tomorrow. travel in the mountains is gonna be sketchy for sure that winter storm warning is in effect for that reason through 10 a.m. tomorrow morning definitely be chaining up already changing up on 80. here's the bay bridge, the golden gate bridge, and you can see not a lot of rain on there. yet. it's kind of spotty and again the difference between this system and the last one is
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this is one of those ones when it comes through, you're going to know it, and when it passes, you're going to know it's kind of like a, you know, a frontal system and so right now you've got scattered showers. heaviest showers to the north of us. you can see the yellows represent rainfall rates. that are pretty significant. let's take a people dig into one of these little orange ones here, then i point out rainfall rates about almost a half inch an hour. i point out rainfall weights because that's basically the cause of a lot of our issues. when we have hydro issues, would we have urban small stream flooding rainfall rates typically because it comes down so fast gutters and things can't clear it right now. we are seeing small areas like in fairfield. right now we're seeing some heavy rain. those rainfall rates are probably a little higher in that orange area, just about 0.4 almost a half inch an hour as well. so that seems to be the high end on this rain right now, but it should pick up as we go into the evening hours tonight and into the very early morning, 12 o'clock in the morning hours, and after that it should taper off at once the entire front is slid through. capitalism heavy
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showers as well. those showers will be going on and off for the next few hours as we get into this meat of this system, which again is going to be somewhere between. 10 and two in the morning. something like that, and then it should clear out. but in the mountains, it's going to hang on. so right now current temperatures 49 in santa rosa 50 and fairfield 52 in brown, which is a cold system. snow levels will be low tonight. most certainly will see. some snow on diablo again sitting on hamilton's probably not so sure about mount tamil pius, but always a possibility. i guess so . the this storm not expecting urban small stream flood advisories not expecting debris flows very different and it goes through quickly and. instead of five inches or six inches of rain, which was kind of a lot of lot of the more wet areas experience we're looking at. most of us are half inch to an inch. if we're lucky, and then the heavy areas. inch inch and a half maybe two. so that is the
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plan for now. i will see you back here. i've got the computer model. i haven't shown you that yet. it'll just show the rain toggle ng through and then we'll look at that five day. still a nice night to be inside if you can, bill thank you, well, highway one through big sur is closed until further notice because of storm debris. caltrans sent out pictures showing rocks and gravel on the road. how we want is closed between ragged point in san luis obispo county to the big certain in monterey county. the highway has been closed since sunday night. caltrans then delayed plans to reopen the roadway yesterday after big service hit with another round of rain. the golden gate bridge district is now offering ferry service between the san francisco ferry building and angel island. the district officially took over the san francisco to angel island ferry route on monday and will be running five round trips to the island on weekdays and four on weekends. bears for a one way trip, or $14 for adults $7 for seniors and children and up to two children, ages five and under can ride for free. the
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concerns tonight about those living in a homeless encampment in the south bay flooded by the last storm to hit the bay area.
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encampment that flooded two days ago could flood once again. ktvu south bay reporter jesse gary has that story from santa cruz. the juxtaposition shocking in one of the wealthiest areas in the world, hundreds of people living in squalor santa cruz resident provided fox two with drone video showing a santa cruz homeless encampment flooding during monday's rainstorm as. be down their friends down there all the time and helping them. move this stuff. we are an emergency crisis every single day, newly elected santa cruz mayor sonia brunner says city outreach teams were on scene as early as last friday before the storm. they implored the estimated 300 plus residents living in a section of san
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lorenzo park to leave. the people who were left in the flood did not heed that warning . and so we're saying for folks to police just stay away from that area right now. about 50 to 60 residents have been moved temporarily to the second floor of the parking structure near the park to keep out of the rain tuesday night to santa cruz city council debated more permanent measures to help some of the estimated 3100 people living in the county. we allocated over $4.2 million in american rescue plan active funds to go towards homelessness services we have to continue making progress and whatever small steps we can. do make a difference. city officials are grappling with long term solutions that might include coordinating efforts to help the and housed in the near term. they're going to move. the people were living on the second floor of the parking structure to another location. once it stops raining. in santa cruz, desiderio ktvu, fox two news. a
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double shooting and stabbing left one person dead and two others seriously hurt in san francisco overnight. that attack happened just after midnight at mission and eighth streets. police say no arrests have been made. we have video of the scene from citizen app officers responded to reports of gunfire and say when they arrived on the scene, they found two men with gunshot wounds. a third man who had been stabbed. police say they gave them medical attention before paramedics arrived. the 30 year old man who had been stabbed, died at the hospital. the other two victims of 41 year old man and a 30 year old man are expected to survive. so far, there is no description of the attacker. well after a late night vote, the san francisco school board officials decided to make millions in cuts to bridge a major budget cap. coming up what students and teachers will feel it the most also ahead tonight. if you dine out in oakland, you may notice a new surcharge on your bill. coming up details on where that money will be going. and the new
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ ktvu christian captain joins us now live and christian. the district is saying that these cuts represent a new reality that they and families will be having to live with. yeah the district is saying that those cuts that were made by the board
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of education last night were hard but necessary. reality check how those cuts will actually impact sampling san francisco families. they'll has yet exactly to be determined. san francisco's school board voted to approve cuts aimed at closing a $125 million budget gap for next year. superintendent dr vincent matthews says the district has been losing students and losing money. it's incumbent upon a district to set a budget that we're. the expenditures do not exceed the revenue and right now our our budget was out of line. we were spending more than we're taking it. the district has seen a steep decline in students in the last five years about 9000 students with the biggest drop coming just last year amidst the covid pandemic, with many families opted to leave the city. or leave the district now the district we're making $90 million in cuts $40 million from central services, including junior rotc in college prep for underserved youth and $50 million from school site. the
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district is also dipping even deeper into its reserves and hoping that additional funding will come from the state and will help make up an additional $35 million how those cuts will impact students and families has yet to be determined. they answer to that question is, we're still working out those details whether that there will be some impact. most likely there will be some, uh, because we clearly right now are spending more. our expenditures exceed our revenue appearance, and educators expressed their frustration at the budget cuts made under the threat of a state takeover of schools in the district didn't balance the books. budget hawks like san francisco mom, beth kelly say the cuts were a difficult but necessary step to keep the district afloat, she says previous school boards started digging this financial hole. and while this board did continue to dig for a while their vote to cut the budget was a step in the right direction. and now the district is out of reserves. and so it's this board that really had to make the hard decisions and. um and last night showed
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that they were able to do that. she hopes that as the district continues to contract leaders will improve efficiency and find a way of making the best of a challenging economic future. now that we have this initial plan in place, let's work with it. let's let's adjust it. let's modify it. let's make sure thats of usd as whole. um and they get the best, well district that it can be with the you know, limited funds that it has. the superintendent hopes that the state budget will provide some additional funding and says that this plan is just a starting point. he says the district and board will continue working to refine the plan, including looking at more administrative cuts to minimize the impact. and students were live in san francisco. christien kafton ktvu fox to me first. okay thanks for that report will keep watching it. thanks, christian. san francisco meunier would be in line for some upgrades under a new $400 million bond proposal.
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mayor london breed says the bond money would go to repair aging unique facilities and modernize the train control system. it would also pay to improve transit connections on major thoroughfares and for some other safety measures to reduce pedestrian and bike accidents also to qualify for the june 2022 ballot. the bond requires eight votes by the board of supervisors. it would then have to be approved by two thirds of san francisco voters to take effect. in oakland restaurant owners are hoping that their customers will pay a little extra to help people in need. ktvu is rob roth tells us about the new voluntary dining surcharge that will go to feed people living on the streets. people who died in some of oakland's most popular restaurants such as lucas taproom on broadway or about to see an additional 1% fee on their bills. that money will go towards meals for those living on the street. you know, i'm excited. i'm optimistic. rick mitchell owns lucas tap room and lounge with his wife. the two are helping to launch a program called dining for justice
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through in oakland, nonprofit called community kitchens. so far more than 20 restaurants have signed up to begin adding the surcharge on january 10th. the goal is to persuade 200 restaurants to join. we were really hoping to launch this, you know, during a robust recovery. um but that's on the restaurant. and i mean on the on the need end. i mean, the need is greater than ever. the timing is also crucial during the pandemic restaurants have been able to make thousands of meals a week for the homeless with federal and county funds, but those covid relief funds are running out. the restaurants are hoping to ultimately raised 2 to $3 million a year to pay for meals through the surcharge. we just felt like with the you know the emergency and that sort of community spirit that was coming together around coronavirus tha, maybe the time was right for the idea, and people were more receptive to it. so we're glad christmas stina, owner of the chopper, and calvary's says he will be adding the surcharge,
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which is optional. customers don't have to pay it, but the feeling is most will without funding. you know, none of this really works right and we're not able to feed people that are underserved in our community. so we do need the funding and this is the way to get the you know funding. the surcharge also keeps many restaurants that have taken a financial beating away to keep going and keep staff employed. what we do best this feed people. and this is a very natural. uh thanks for us to do is to feed people and to give people healthy meals in oakland, rob rock, ktvu, fox two news. well, christmas is right around the corner, and today is the first of the holiday shipping deadlines if you are sending gifts through the u. s post office or fedex, you want to get them out by the end of today to make sure they arrive in time for christmas. the major shipping companies that each release deadlines so they can ensure gift deliveries will make it to their destinations. we've got to look inside the sanders they post office where workers
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are busy sorting letters and packages. a lot more stuff is being done online. of course, i've noticed ups south out and about all around, but for me, it was just getting out those christmas cards and time. as for ups, the deadline is december 21st for ups three day and you have until december 24th percent packages with fedex same day. experts say travel is rebounding with a lot of people getting ready to hit the road for the christmas holiday. triple a says that more than 109 people are going to travel 50 miles or more over christmas, and that's up. 34% from last year and 92% from the number who traveled in 2019 that includes about 100 million people who will be driving to their destinations and triple a has put together a list of the most congested routes and times nationwide. here in the bay area , it's interstate 80 north through the east bay. that's number one. they say the day before christmas eve thursday, december 23rd from 5 30 to 7. 30
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pm should be the most crowded christmas getaway, and they expect traffic along that busy road will be 166% over normal. still ahead tonight how bay area program is spreading holiday cheer to medically vulnerable children who are having to isolate during the pandemic. and the house has voted to hold former white house chief of staff mark meadows and contempt of congress for failing to cooperate with the january 6th investigation and now another former trump official. is facing that same fate plus. president biden visiting kentucky to get a close up. look at the communities torn apart by tornadoes, pledging the federal government's help to help them rebuild. i'm mala rivera in kentucky, with the details coming up.
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federal help to that state and five other states devastated by those deadly tornadoes. this comes as search and rescue teams continue to search for victims. madeline rivera has the latest from mayfield, kentucky. president biden coming to kentucky to see the damages himself, providing assurances about the federal government's plans to help these communities rebuild. president biden this afternoon getting a firsthand look at the devastation in mayfield, kentucky town hit hardest by tornadoes that killed dozens across the south and midwest. i intend to do whatever it takes as long as it takes as long as it takes to support your state, your local leaders and fresher, recover and rebuild because you will recover and you will rebuild. fema has sent search and rescue teams to the state, along with dozens of generators and thousands of gallons of water kentucky and are also stepping up to help their neighbors anyway. they can donation drives, bringing in food toys, clothing, baby supplies, nearly everything
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needed for people who now don't have homes. the help that people have been providing. it's been wonderful, like it is just it's wonderful. it's. it's i feel it here. you know what i'm saying? one man. we spoke to drove up from tennessee to cook up a free hot meal for anyone who was hungry. i figured at least have nothing else. the people who was helping with the efforts of recovering people and cleaning up we're going to need something to eat. kentucky's first lady is also organizing a christmas toy drive. to help get presents under the tree for kids who lost everything during the storms. the outpouring of support has just it's left me speechless. i am just so. crowd of kentucky and of our country for stepping up and helping these kids. if you'd like to mail in a toy donation, you can find more information on that kentucky governor's website in mayfield, kentucky. bother rivera fox news. coming up. we'll show you how volunteers are making the holidays a little brighter for
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medically vulnerable children in the bay area, also ahead, details on a plan to build a area's largest new reservoir in santa clara county, and how soon construction could begin. and i'm tracking showers in the bay area right now, in time for the afternoon commute back with the afternoon commute back with the why hide your skin if dupixent has your moderate to severe eczema or atopic dermatitis under control? hide my skin? not me. by hitting eczema where it counts, dupixent helps heal your skin from within keeping you one step ahead of eczema. hide my skin? not me. and that means long-lasting clearer skin... and fast itch relief for adults. with dupixent, you can show more skin with less eczema. hide my skin? not me. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent. serious allergic reactions can occur, including anaphylaxis, which is severe. tell your doctor about new or worsening eye problems, such as eye pain or vision changes, or a parasitic infection.
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but our here, we are just getting started. meadows in contempt. the vote comes after meadows chose not to cooperate with the january 6th committee investigating the siege on the capital. the vote is going to send the matter to the u. s attorney's office, which will decide whether to convene a grand jury for possible criminal charges. meadows is a former congressman , and this is the first time the house has voted to hold a former member in contempt since the 18 thirties. the january 6th committee is now looking at whether or not to cite another former trump official in contempt of congress. this as new evidence comes to light on the events of that day. fox's rich edson is in washington with the latest. the congressional
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investigation into the january 6th attacks targets. several associates of former president donald trump, though some key witnesses say they are refusing to testify. fearing the truth. is not an excuse. for not honoring a subpoena. of this congress after voting to hold former president trump's white house chief of staff mark meadows in contempt of congress last night. members of the january 6th committee are turning their attention to jeffrey clarke. he's a former trump justice department official who tried to help the president overturned his 2020 election loss. clark is evading congressional subpoenas and vows to invoke his fifth amendment protection against self incrimination. like other witnesses, history will not look up on any of you as martyrs. history will not look upon you as a victim. republicans are accusing democrats of abusing their power. they don't care
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about fairness or due process, though another republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell , says he's eager to hear the committee's findings were all watching as you are. what is unfolding on the house side. and it will be interesting to reveal all the participants who were involved if the committee votes to hold clark in contempt, it will refer the issue to federal prosecutors. in washington rich edson fox news. more than 100 families with sick children and kids with special needs received holiday gift cards today, thanks to a unique partnership in the south bay aesthetics is a plastic surgery center in san jose, and today it donated $10,000 and gift cards to coastal kids home care. for families to buy their children. holiday gifts. the organizations say the gift cards are vital to helping immuno compromised. children have a happy holiday season because many cannot go outside and enjoy the festivities. today we spoke with the elliott family of campbell about what coastal kids home care means to them. having her
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home means that you know, we know she's secure. we know she's cared for. we know our merce is and really they become a part of our family, and we trust them fully and. ah it's a world of difference. coastal kids. home care provides nurses, therapists , social workers and other medical professionals in homes to those in need in several coastal counties, feminist author and professor bell hooks has passed away at 69 years old. hoaxes born gloria jean watkins bell hooks was her pen name. she's known for books, including ain't i, a woman and all about love. her work was largely focused on feminism and civil rights. hooks also has bay area ties. she received her bachelor's degree from stanford and went on to get her doctorate at uc santa cruz. a step forward today for proposed south bay reservoir with a vote by the state water commission. the santa clara valley water district wants to replace the pacheco reservoir along highway 1 52, east of gilroy, with a
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much larger facility. the new reservoir could store more than 140,000 acre feet of water at a cost of $2.3 billion. a vote today means that the project is still eligible for nearly $500 million in state funding. there are still many environmental and funding hurdles to clear valley water, told the board today they hoped start construction in early 2025. alrighty live camera from sutro tower. looks like it might be a little wet in san francisco. right now. you can see that cable hanging down off the tower. you see it moving around right? and also, if you look, you'll see the buildings moved to because everyone's well. augusta wind hits the tower of the buildings don't move, but the tower moves it. kind of shimmies the buildings a little bit. i've been watching it for a little bit. so this little size weather systems starting to come onshore. it'll be over the next five hours or so is it slides through that 77 or eight hours till it gets into the south bay? here's the timing on this, and this is a model one of the models. it's been doing pretty good with these systems. so we're gonna we're gonna roll it now. here's here we are at five o'clock. look at santa
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rosa. see where the heavier rain is. and then right there at about eight o'clock tonight, santa rosa napa that line right up in in there. that's that's pretty. that's pretty. uh um. spicy quite frankly, that's going to be some heavy rainfall rates. and so that's about eight o'clock tonight. here we are at about 11 o'clock at night in that system that was in napa is now out of our out. wasn't santa rosa? pardon me is now in the napa valley and moving into the valley ho in into the central bay. that's 11 o'clock, and at three a.m. it's in san jose. so that is the path the projected path of this weather system, so we'll see how that plans out here is the current radar and you can see some of those heavier showers up around clear lake area. the yellows representing rainfall rates of up to half inch an hour in some places are quarter inch an hour. so good stuff. they're not a bad weather system. but nothing like this system. we had just the other day when we had, you know, 24 36 hour school and we got six inches of rain and, of course.
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the one before that was even more potent church temperatures are on the cool side. that's because it's cool temperatures are in the forties upper forties low fifties. this is a cooler weather system and so overnight lows tonight will be on the chilly side. i think tomorrow morning's commute. that's based on what i just showed you with. that model is not gonna be half bad. i think tomorrow morning's commute will have a little wet on the roadway. but then as we get into the afternoon hours, i think the sun comes out and it's a beautiful day. so san francisco you start out at about 49 degrees, which is cool for the city, mostly sunny by lunchtime, and then continue. partly cloudy. mostly sunny at the end of the day, so not a bad bad set up there. and then the winds as you can see here, basically setting you up with, um you know, anywhere from 15 to 20 miles an hour in most areas and then down the south bay. you've got up to 2025 miles an hour and hayward on the gusts. these are the forecast highs for tomorrow. nice day. so what's
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what? what just happened here? it's basically starting to rain. right now. it's going to be a short lived weather system that is out of the area. probably by the time you get in your car to go to work, but the roadways will be slightly wet anywhere from an inch and a half. in the heavy spots to quarter to a half inch in the places like san francisco and san rafael. so there you go. there's five day forecast. i'll see you back here at six. all right. thanks, bill. we'll craft is offering to pay people to not make cheesecake this holiday season. craft says there is a shortage in philadelphia cream cheese, and so the company is paying 18,000 customers $20. if they're willing to have something other than cheesecake for dessert this year, the promotion starts friday. anyone interested can go to a special website set up by craft and register. so let's do this. they they're hopeful they'll get the president's social spending proposal passed before lawmakers head home for the holidays. mike emanuel in washington with more on where negotiations stand coming up. and coming up tonight at 61
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we make getting care easy so you can get back on the court quicker. closer to getting guaranteed paid sick leave in san francisco san francisco board of supervisors passed a plan to create a portable paid sick leave benefits so those workers can earn leave from multiple employers and consolidate that time off. an employer would pay one hour of wages into the fund for every 30 hours of service from a domestic worker. the bill
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needs a second vote and mayor london breed signature before becoming law. in washington, d. c at the national cathedral tonight. the funeral bell was wrong. 800 times in honor of the 800,000 americans who have died from covid-19. it was a somber remembrance to mark the grim milestone reached yesterday, according to data from johns hopkins university this year began with 350,000 covid-19 deaths in the us that number doubled once october hit. globally data shows more than five million virus related deaths have been reported. a monthly federal child tax credit is about to end if lawmakers in washington cannot reach a deal on the president's spending. bill fox news mike emanuel tells us only one key democratic senator is concerned about the bill's potential impact on rising inflation. what kind of progress don't president biden voiced optimism wednesday, telling reporters he's hopeful his climate and social spending proposal will still pass before the end of the year. house
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speaker nancy pelosi thinks it can be done even sooner. we're hoping that we can have this settled before christmas, but it's not a done deal. yet despite congress reaching consensus on raising the debt ceiling, the president's infrastructure bill in today's final vote to pass a new defense budget. the motion to concur is agreed to republicans say the nearly $2 trillion price tag is too much and risks raising inflation even higher. every single day brings new evidence our democratic colleagues should give the country. break the debate is only further fueled by today's movement at the federal reserve, announcing three interest rate heights to combat inflation in 2022, overall, inflation is running well above our 2% longer run goal. and will likely continue to do so well into next year. another hurdle sign off by the senate's parliamentarian gotten anything back from the parliamentarians just. procedurally there's not
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gonna vote on moderate democrat joe manchin, who remains a holdout, says he's still talking with the president members of the caucus and made it clear to the leader that we should stay through the weekend if necessary. rather than jeopardize time with our family christmas if nothing is passed today marks the final payout for the monthly child tax payments in washington, mike emanuel fox news. this is ktvu fox two news at six. er, an emergency crisis every single day. now it's six, a homeless encampment flooded by rain water, putting a fresh focus on our regions homelessness crisis as another storm moves through the bay area. hello again, everyone. i'm julie julie haener and i'm clouding wang frank somerville is off. tonight's rain is welcome news for much of the bay area, but not for everyone will want to show you a live look right now. the conditions outside the golden gate bridge. as you can see. right now it's dark, misty and the roadway is wet. there are some drops on the lens you can see toward the top
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of the screen, and the latest radar indicates it's raining lightly there at this hour. we want to go to our chief meteorologist, bill martin, now. for the latest on the forecast, bill. hey julie. it's definitely starting to move into the bay area. now we've had showers. light showers on and off, but we're getting seeing heavier showers now in places out by napa and out towards the east base, so let's take a look at the. um radar. the live radar. you can see we've got this sweeping going, you can see the yellows that represents the areas of heaviest rainfall as you know. so when you look out here yet, by winters, you see that area that's pretty significant. now the rain's going to pick up tonight around 9 10, 11, o'clock 12 o'clock, something like that. but these bands are pushing through a little bit early. and so these are the heavier ones we're seeing out by winters. heavy rain coming down. this band right here is near blackhawk, and they're moving off in sort of this general direction and you can see it's not. we're not seeing much out by livermore. this cell will move in to deliver more valley in the next 12 minutes into the town of
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livermore. the next 12 minutes. rainfall pick up there. we also have showers in the down in the santa cruz mountains, and this looks pretty potent here. it looks pretty hot. this line of showers right in here, and it's moving. there's not a lot going on out here. but the santa cruz line that's pretty far from santa cruz. but that area south by watson ville pretty aggressive as well. so the plan is a few more maybe hour or so of this kind of widely scattered kind of heavy rain, at times kind of light rain at times. then we get the main push of this thing, which is going to be around 10 o'clock tonight through about one or two in the morning, so it's a good system. it's called system maybe an inch . if we're lucky. i think most of us will get a quarter to behalf, but some areas could get up to an inch and a half. so we come back time it all out for you. i'll see you back here. all right. we'll see in a bit, bill . thank you. well, today's rainy weather is raising concerns tonight that a homeless encampment that flooded two days ago could flood again. ktvu

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