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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news at 4. >> well, good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news it's monday. may 17th. i'm reyna harvey. we have to start this morning with a check of weather with john shrable and i have to admit i was really cold this weekend. so large part portion of my weekend. i just spent inside. there's nothing wrong with that. rain. a little extra rest. mother nature sometimes helps with that a bit. i know last night i had the window open. have that cool breeze filtering into my room. >> certainly helped me get a little bit of rest last night. now, today we're going to keep that cooling trend of weather going and we're actually going
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to see a lot more cool weather throughout the rest of the week too. you look outside this morning at your temper on cam shows the low clouds and fog that have definitely made their way inland during our overnight hours. we're starting this morning off with another day with mostly cloudy conditions at least to start. we will see gradually clearing skies throughout the course of especially or late morning by the afternoon. the sets us up for some ample sunshine and of course, as we've gotten so used to pretty much this whole winter and spring season some more dry skies ahead of us as we begin this new week, current temperatures are anywhere from the 40's to 50's with oakland hayward and fremont each at 54 dublin livermore pittsburgh conquered kicking off this morning, each at 53 degrees. you look ahead at our few hours here. we will be looking at that low cloud and fog to start the morning really only a couple of problem spots as far as fog goes, clearing skies continue late morning and especially by afternoon we should see ample sunshine overhead already. and another comfortable one for
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afternoon highs. those cool highs in the 60's and 70's, though, will be paired with pretty noticeable breeze throughout the course of the day. i'll be talking about what that means for the rest of the forecast. and when to expect warmer weather, if it all still to come, john, thank you so much. so let's go ahead and get track at your traffic for you this morning. >> i am seeing a traffic collision 80 westbound right near that treasure island ex-us. so again, we're going to keep a close eye on that doesn't seem like it's causing many delays and also unfortunately we had an overnight fatality. this is in san jose northbound 87 at sky port drive. also that's not causing a major delay, but there still is activity there in that area heading across towards the peninsula a little under 10 minutes for your drive time. so no major delays. let's leave you with a look at the golden gate bridge as you're heading into the city this morning. 20 minutes this you can see visibility looks a lot better. we'll have more on this coming up next. but for now, back to the news.
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the mass vaccination clinic at the oakland. coliseum is closing on sunday due to low demand, contra costa and alameda counties have been in charge of that site in recent weeks after the state and fema both pulled out the side has been open since february. and at one point provided up to 6,000 covid-19 shots a day. starting this week contra costa county is hosting a free vaccine clinic for students, ages 12 and older clinics will rotate to new campuses weekly later returning to provide second dose appointments. well, this week clinics will be held at any middle school in concord high school from 08:00am until 03:00pm. not every school will host a clinic. but all campus clinics will welcome anyone eligible for vaccines, including students from other schools, family and community members. well, a new vaccination site is now available for people in san francisco's visitation on valley. now the area has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic. raw forcefully chagall has more on that.
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>> the samoan community development center in san francisco's visitation valley any work, 12 years of age older saturday to receive a dose pfizer's covid-19 vaccine. the food and drug administration has approved its use on this age group and i'm excited to say that this is our 3rd site. >> in visitation valley. and this is due to the work of community and for folks understanding that we need to prioritize people who need the vaccine. >> the most, the san francisco department of public health says the clinic will operate on saturday mornings and afternoons. for now, the site has the capacity to vaccinate 100 people each day. it's open. we're so that, you know, more vaccine is available to more of the population. one of the things that we know is that this year has been very for everybody, but especially our adolescents who haven't had that social connections. and this is another way. >> to get back to normal. no appointment. necessary drop ins are accepted in visitation
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valley we're at 62% vaccinated and with the opening of this site. that number will continue. trending up as long as i live. >> you know, say thank you to my family safe. that's all that matters right now. grandma, i i had gotten sick. i don't want to go there to covid. so getting this vaccine hopefully having make it safer for her and everyone else in san francisco, phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. state data shows that bay area counties have the highest percentage of vaccinated residents in california. >> and marin county, more than 80% of the eligible population has received at least one vaccine dose. that's the highest number in california and above the state average of 59%. the rest of the bay area has around 65% of residents receiving at least one dose. the bay area also seeing an all time low and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic. pfizer's covid-19 vaccine is now heading to the classroom ever since regulators expanded
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the vaccine to those as young as 12. there's been an urgency to vaccinate as many middle and high school students as possible ahead of the new school year butyexperts are divided over whether this is the best way to contain the pandemic as there are many people in poor countries and they're still waiting for their first vaccine shot. how scientists previously view children as being low risk. stanford university says it's already started to phase one trial to determine an appropriate dose of the vaccine from much younger children between 6 months and 5 years old. professor of pediatrics and epidemiology lavonne. now dano says vaccinating children is important because they too, are getting sick and sometimes they're dying from covid. >> the cdc, a c ip will be the fda emergency use authorization for pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds. >> and this is important
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because of 2 reasons. and that is >> children do get infected and they can become sick and die. >> we've seen over 3 and a half million us children infected with sars 2 thousands of hospitalizations and between 3 600 deaths. >> well, data from the cdc shows infection rates among us residents are u.s. residents age 14 to 17 are now higher. and for all americans while the rates among children aged 6 to 13 are getting much closer to the national average. a big story this morning. there is confusion across the country over the cdc's new mask guidelines. while the cdc says fully vaccinated, people can take off their mask in most indoor settings. states can ultimately decide their own rules our washington, dc correspondent anna wiernicki brings us the latest on that. >> good morning. the cdc's decision caught many states by surprise. a number of states
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announced plans to follow my with the cdc guidance. effective either immediately or in the coming weeks. but others are still deciding how to respond. >> the cdc says it's ok for vaccinated americans to unmask indoors. people who have are vaccinated are protected, that they are vaccine is working. cdc. director doctor rochelle walensky said on nbc's meet the press that the sign shows the risk of infection is low. thanks to the vaccines and the number of deaths and infections are decreasing each week. this was not permission to shed masks for everybody everywhere. this was really science. driven individual assessment of your risk after cdc's announcement on thursday states, cities and businesses quickly scrambled to decide how or if they would embrace the new guidelines. maryland governor larry hogan said on cnn's state of the union that the decision to lift maryland, statewide mask mandate over the weekend was an easy. there's no way to
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differentiate between. >> vaccinated and unvaccinated from a legal requirement based coogan says they are giving businesses in maryland. the flexibility to do what they think is right. i think there's going to side. >> everyone wears a mask or everyone doesn't wear a mask rather than trying to pick and choose winners and losers and doctor anthony fauci said on cbs face the nation that any confusion on what this means for schools travels, summer camps and businesses. >> we'll be addressed soon. i would imagine within a period of just a couple of weeks ago to start to see significant clarification. >> and the cdc says they want to make it clear that this does not mean that the pandemic is over. they're encouraging anyone who is not vaccinated to go ahead and get the shot in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. back to you. >> right now. kron 4 dot com. you can find a special section dedicated for coronavirus resources, including the latest mandates vaccine site simply use your mobile device to scan a qr code on your screen and you're going to be taken directly there.
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>> coming up in east bay community is calling for unity while. celebrating asian american and pacific islander heritage month. and gas stations across the country are returning to normal following a massive hack of the colonial pipeline. why the cyber attack lawmakers to push for tougher security regulations.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get another check of weather with john who's been closely. >> tracking the weather. we talked about just how cold it was. this weekend. are we still going to see cold temperatures throughout the 1st half of this week, john. so it's definitely to be cooler than average for now we're going to be in the midst of temperatures only in the 60's and 70's, which. >> does feel cold compared to where we usually do said for this time of year. nice little break from the heat, though, because you remember last weekend this time we were still talking those 80's and 90's for inland areas. lot of people were it's a little bit too hot for me. so that cool down that we saw into the weekend. certainly was unfamiliar offering up. jacket were the conditions that will continue on into the start of this week looking outside this morning. there is plenty of low cloud cover that is pushed into the bay. you can see that there isn't much of a view
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from your berkeley hills cam this morning as that low cloud covers really settled right on into the east bay hills. as for conditions, the rest of the day. we do see some gradual keep clearing occurred towards the afternoon. so we start off the day, mostly cloudy with a breezy start as well by the afternoon ahead of us ample sunshine returns. but as mentioned, we do remain a bit cooler than average a cool crisp feel to the afternoon can be expected winds will push in from the southwest keeping that ocean cool. they're placed right into the bay area. you can see that intensifying towards the close of the day, too. this is going to ensure that tomorrow remains pretty similar to today. so you're monday or tuesday or wednesday with the rest of the week after that is looking a little bit cooler than you would expect now 60's and 70's for today's daytime highs at or warmest are only mid 70's and kidnap at 7574 degrees. same for you in santa rosa while oakland and hayward in the low 60's san francisco
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61 fremont in redwood city at 6667 degrees. i mention that tomorrow doesn't change much compared to today. and you can see that in your seven-day forecast. we actually get even a little bit cooler come wednesday thursday and friday windy conditions. stay with us. at times, especially noticeable today and then again on wednesday and thursday. we do see some warming into the upcoming weekend with daytime highs beginning to climb back into the upper 70's by saturday and by sunday, the first 80's of this forecast a weird and prolonged cooldown considering what time of year we're in. but we do have warmer weather around the corner. reyna thank you so much for that. all right. we are tracking your commute as you're heading. >> into the city from the east bay this morning a little under 11 minutes for your drive time. not earlier. we had a traffic collision that was just knew that treasure island exit that has since been removed off of the road. unfortunately in overnight fatality. this is out in san jose northbound 87 at sky port drive. so we'll keep a close
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eye on that. that's been there since about 1240 this morning as you head across towards the peninsula just a little under 30 minutes for your drive time. no major hot spots or delays at this hour. it's also head over look at the golden gate bridge. you can see visibility looks great this morning. i'm not seeing any dense fog that you need to worry about a little under 20 minutes for your drive. there. and we leave them with a look at the we getting even richer center fell bridge. okay. we don't have that right now, but we'll focus on the news. we'll have more on that coming up in just a moment. lower in the east bay alameda county, firefighters route early chip-in fallen tree limbs to try and cut down potential wildfire fuel and the area. it's all part of the bay area wide program to mitigate wildfire risk. now to find out if your property qualifies for free shipping service head over to kron 4 dot com. and san jose fire crews brought a 10 acre brush fire under control yesterday. it happened sunday morning near the canyon
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creek area along singleton road crews say dry weather and windy conditions caused the flames to spread their no evacuations were ordered and no homes. thankfully were damaged. there's no word on what sparked the fire. there. a crop for staying on top of a developing story. this is out in southern california. there are mandatory evacuations in effect at this hour says fire crews near los angeles try to contain the masses palisades fire. the flames have already scorched nearly 1400 acres and it's still at 0% containment. investigators are now calling the fire suspicious and crews have had to fight the flames from the air because of the rugged terrain witnesses describe just how fast the flames came over a nearby hill. >> the hours that i've been up here has been roaring. want to peak the ridge. it just blew up the just got least 30 feet high. >> well, so far no injuries have been reported for structures damaged in that era. thankfully. now a fire
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season underway in some areas, some young firefighters are getting a firsthand lesson and fire defense this weekend. these girls took part in the northern california women and fire service training. now the group learned firsthand what it takes to fight a fire. the event took place at the livermore pleasanton fire station. organizers hope the event will encourage more girls to consider a career in firefighting. look at them across 4 has a special section on our website just for wildfire resources. you can use the camera on your phone. just go ahead and scan. the qr code is going to take you directly to our web page. you can also find tips on creating a defensible space around your home. evacuation checklists and other wildfire preparedness tips again, just scan the code you see on your screen right now. it's going to take you right to our wildfire resources page. the national news 5 days after the colonial pipeline resumed operations jia is now returning to stace or gas is now returning to stations
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across the east coast. you might remember many of them out of it. but there are many questions that are still surrounding how the heck happened and how the u.s. can stop it from happening again. washington correspondent kelli myers has that report for us. >> how do you want to protect companies and others from this happening again. yeah. i mean, this is such an important question. energy secretary jennifer granholm wants to strengthen the country's cyber security. >> following days of confusion and chaos after the colonial pipeline was compromised. we have to make sure that the systems themselves, the operators of the systems. we have what we need to ensure that their cyber defenses are strong. the attack has both current and former administrations calling for action. we've got to do a better job in terms of closing out vulnerabilities chris krebs served as director of the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency during the trump administration and says
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private companies must begin to think of this as not only a technical risk but as a business risk, he says president joe biden's moves this week to tighten security should help. i think it's a really plan. >> i think it should being effective if implemented properly the hack as officials from both parties calling for action from here in congress. and to include cyber security improvements in the infrastructure bill cyber security. >> is a huge issue we're going continue to deal with these problems. but the showed the vulnerability. >> maryland republican governor larry hogan is working with lawmakers from both the house and the senate to reach a bipartisan deal on infrastructure democrats and republicans from capitol hill met with the president this week but still haven't reached a compromise reporting in washington. i'm kelly meyer. >> right back after the commercial break.
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>> well, we all know the importance of washing and sanitizing our hands, especially during a pandemic. now there's a high tech wristband reminds healthcare workers to wash their hands. rich demuro takes a look in tech, smart. >> this year's been a big one for hand washing and tech is stepping in to help. first. we got that hand washing feature on the apple watch and now a wristband that reminds workers to wash or sanitize.
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>> automatic dispenser activates. this is picking that up and sending a signal to my smart band that the wash has now begun a wristband that not only detects when employees wash their hands. but generates a report card of how well they're washing. >> the risk of infections is extremely high. one hand hygiene is low jonelle nora mead is ceo and co-founder at fight. alice e they're making a fit bit style band that uses bluetooth to talk to sensors in the workplace. we're seeing demand for a solution like this across industries. well outside of healthcare. >> this band talks to a special bluetooth sensor inside that lets them know exactly when the soap or sanitizer was dispensed workers get her minders to wash when they enter certain areas like a patient room. the beacon is up here. >> i will get a start. wash entry reminder let me know to begin a hand wash the man's track whether hands are washed
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are sanitized and for how long children's hospital out in new york showed amazing results as hand hygiene duration one their infections dropped to nearly 0 covid pandemic. woke everybody up. translational pulmonary and immunology research center is using the man's. i will go and i will sanitize my hands and here i get every being watched. and the world. the goal isn't to penalize employees. but use a combination of gentle reminders and hard data to keep everyone healthy air. it's important that every company and every employer things about how to handle this type of risk as it moves forward. i think these types of high technology can put some systems, by the way, of the future. >> i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> well, still ahead on the awful morning news, a look at how some bay area college students finally able to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. welcome back
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to the kron 4 morning news. let's get another check of weather with john shrable in the weather center. >> he's been tracking the weather for us. maybe you had a very cold weekend. i know i enjoyed indoors with a lot of hot chocolate john how to enjoy you know what, i actually spent a little time
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outside. i kind of enjoyed the little bit of a cool down. but i know for a lot of us. >> it was maybe just a step or 2 to cool. so maybe some of you did get back into that winter routine through those jackets back on it. >> enjoyed inside a little bit more now we are going to be looking at a continuation of some of this cooler weather as we work our way through the next couple of days before warm up towards the weekend. so if you want some warm weather, you got it just around the corner. you look outside of timber on this morning does show low cloud cover that is pushed in from the coast. this cloud cover is going make for some great throughout the course of the morning and really only a couple of spots of lower visibility. we are seeing livermore in the vicinity, seeing some spots out there were visibility is below a quarter of a mile right now. now fog cast does show eventual clearing especially later this morning. so that gradual clearing does set us up for ample sunshine this afternoon. skies remain dry. much as we've gotten used to so much lately current temperatures are in the 40's and 50's san jose fremont and hayward each at 54 oakland
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alameda dublin livermore pittsburgh and conquered all around the same right at 53 degrees to kick off this monday morning. there's the same clouds sitting right over sfo this morning. by the time we work our way into the afternoon. most of us are settling into the 60's and 70's for another day of cool. temperatures paired with that brisk wind. yeah, you'll definitely want to keep the jacket on hand as you venture outside this monday back to you. all right, john, thank you for that. we are tracking your commute. >> as you're heading from the east bay into the city right now. no major delays. we had an earlier accident that was along the bridge near the treasure island accident that has since been cleared. so that's some good news for you as you're driving about 9 minutes to make it into the city. also, let's head over look at the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. little under 10 minutes for you. there are no major delays as you're driving along the san mateo bridge. and let's leave you with a look at the richmond. sandra fell commute heading out of richmond. a little unde


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