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audience and you have a computer with a camera, log on to and click "be part of the audience." ♪ >>i think lack of supply and a little bit panicked by yes. >>now at 5 deja vu in the south bay in santa clara county, the return to the most restrictive purple tier in the state's coronavirus reopening for work appears to be spring what looks suspiciously like panic buying again, thank you for joining us at 5 i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne lingering supply chain issues and the prospect of hunkering down at home for the holidays has a lot of people stocking up on groceries. >>and other necessities much
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will this result in shortages similar to those that we saw the beginning of the pandemic kron four's rob fladeboe has more now live from san jose rob. >>well that's right ken it appears to be pandemic buying 2 point oh is that people once again appear to be hoarding essentials amid this stricter of covid lockdown others one thing a conspicuously absent from most shopping carts here at this costco in san jose let's take a look. >>look closely at the car loads of groceries and other goods people are unloading after shopping at san jose's allman plaza costco and you'll notice something is missing paper products, shoppers said limits on some products have been in place here for some time in the wake of lingering supply chain issues resulting from a run on paper products last spring in the early stages of the pandemic but stocking up on groceries and other supplies is tighter health orders kicked in on tuesday. choppers were disappointed to find out that this store is sold out of
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toilet paper. >>not her whole per in the store, they said they don't have and everything gone like county they're going pay for itself is empty empty empty. >>all anti away from the big box store scene. bland's zone otto's grocery chain reported no run on toilet paper and no limits so far either. however certain hard to find cleaning products are still one per customer toes says people are stocking up here too in anticipation of more cooking at home and the store to has been stocking up says manager conditions to know where we've definitely been stocking up for the holidays, so we're thankful that we're prepared for that and. >>are in store buyers are really smart with what we've been holding in the back room as far as people other items just makes that we had case something like this was about to happen is not limits the number of people inside and checks temperatures but no one appeared to be buying out of panic, mild no one else does
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either because. >>shelves get as they did when this thing first started that's not a good thing for anybody costco shoppers said there is also one case limit on bottled water. >>others had no qualms admitting they were panic buying but not everyone was disappointed to learn the shelves were wiped clean of toilet paper i guess i the right stocking up from the floor. so you're you're good to go, i'm good to go. so what else are people hoarding here as we head into these a tighter covid restrictions cleaning products disinfectants baby wipes diapers canned goods, rice and beans and of course alcohol doesn't seem to be a shortage of that. >>no i did speak with one costcos customer here this afternoon who told me that the shortages may not be at all of the costco store she showed a couple of these multi packs of toilet paper she said she picked up at the costco store over on kabul. no toilet paper
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here there is some over at the other store live in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news all right rob, thank you we'll now it's time to talk about our weather the green on this radar picture indicates the rain and it is coming down all across the bay area a lot of it kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow standing by with what we can expect later tonight laura a nice little soaker moved to the bay area today came with some gusty winds that rain. >>heavy at times as the front moving through right now you can see. >>all that on stable air off the coast lines we've got a long way to go the main front going to come through, but then behind that we've got a lot more moisture on the way so that's going to keep things on an awful at least with some scattered showers doppler showing you though that front now kind of lie across parts of the central and southern parts of the bay area that will continue to bring a moderate amounts of rain certainly slick out there on the roads will be taking close look at the south san francisco and san francisco, san mateo half moon bay seeing some rain there continuing further south more rain in the woodside and palo alto and then it kind of to you get to the south in the fall and that
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the rain shadow affected between them outrage is there and so you got a little break in some of that rain into sunnyvale and fremont but we are picking up some showers as we see with rob and san jose and continuing to milpitas east bay also picking up the raindrops most list, fairly light right now at this time, it's got some pockets of moderate amounts of rain begin to show up in spots in the walnut creek in the concord you can also see some of the scattered showers is there on the backside of that cold front now in parts of the north bay so things begin to taper off least a little bit for them that being the winds they were whipping around the bay area today we have some gusts over 30 miles an hour and you can see those winds all around especially near the coastline. the coastal range is actually have some gusts upwards of 50 miles per hour or so yeah and now the rain totals not bad at all how about this can't feel check in with over an inch of rain. santa rosa, half an inch plus in the san francisco just about to dance and still more to come guys back to you all right lawrence, thank you well tonight, restaurants in contra
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costa county are getting hit with a double blow, no indoor dining and of course the rain businesses are now forced to keep customers outside because of the new covid restrictions in downtown lafayette outdoor dining tables were mostly empty during the lunch hour as the rain started to fall. >>one waitress we spoke with said that while she's nervous for the months ahead her loyal customers give her home. >>there you know we we always we wish for more, i know businesses are struggling in. we're grateful for everything that we have that comes our way and we've got repeat customers that love us because we've been around for a long time. >>it is important to remind everybody that most businesses do offer a take out option if you don't want to sit outside. with covid cases continuing to surge across the bay area, san francisco is taking its testing to a part of the city which is seeing the biggest surge force and kerman reports
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live from the city with more on that stand. well most of the cases most historically and in the last month have been in the southeast part of the city that's why. >>one of the 2 city testing sites has now relocated to that area. san francisco's newest covid-19 testing site open tuesday morning at the element farmers market. the city test site was relocated from the south of market area to the southeast part of the city because that's where the most cases are do we know in this community. >>which touches touches the bayview hunters point it touches that whole region we know that there is a need. >>4. more access more consistent testing the city along with private now averaging 5800 tests a day. >>but getting a test at one of the city test sites is proving difficult demand is high and it can take 2 weeks to schedule on a more positive note state officials say on average test results are being
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turned around in less than 2 days. health experts say that can make all the difference in slowing the spread. >>all the stuff about testing is about isolating people who are infectious that's what the endgame is so the faster we can get to that the less additional spread that goes off. >>well some health experts have encouraged people gathering with others are traveling over the holidays to get tested first infectious disease expert doctor george rutherford says that really can give you a false sense of security that's because there's a 3 day lag time between the time you get exposed and when your test turns positive. >>stress positive 3 days after exposure. you become infectious. 4 days after exposure say could catch somebody in this window period in the first 3 days after they've been exposed. they get their test results back their negative. now it's day 4. and there. and they're in their area period of being hyper infectious. they go to
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grandma's house with all the aunts and uncles around and also you have a super spreader event that's what we worry about that's why health experts continue to recommend not traveling or gathering with people outside your household over the holidays. >>the advice is down. household thanksgiving. watch tv. >>and health experts are also saying that the kind of christmas we will have will really depend on the type of behavior that takes place over the thanksgiving holiday live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you dan. >>well with the covid cases on the rise the california department of public health has revised the states face mask order now everyone over the age of 2 years old must wear a face covering outside of their home in most situations, here's a look at the specific exemptions to the mandate that includes driving in your car or only with members of your household working in an office or room
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alone, eating or drinking if you're at least 6 feet away from people not in your household. if you are outside and 6 feet away from people not in your household, you don't have to wear a mask. if you're obtaining a service involving the nose or the face and you have to remove your mask. briefly and workers who are required to wear respiratory protection, certain people are also exempt from the mask mandate and that includes as ken mentioned anyone under 2 years old people with a medical condition mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering. >>people who are hearing impaired or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired and if wearing a face mask who would create a risk for yourself at work. the face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth at the same time in order to be effective for a full list of the mandate and the exemptions you can find it at our website kron 4 dot com and just in to kron 4 news president trump has fired christoper grabs. he is the
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director of the federal agency. >>he votes for the reliability of the 2020 election. president trump fired crabs in a tweet saying that his recent statement defending the security of the election was quote highly inaccurate this comes as the president is still refusing to recognize the results of the presidential vote. grabs was appointed by president trump as a director of the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency he has been an outspoken person in defending election security also new tonight, iowa senator chuck grassley has tested positive for coronavirus crassly now said earlier today that he's in quarantine after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for the results of a test later he tweeted that he has tested positive. >>the 87 year-old senator did not say how he was exposed. he was in the senate and voting just yesterday. grassley is the longest serving republican senator and as president pro tem of the senate he is 3rd in
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line of presidential succession. >>you're acting like one. >>coming up a confrontation about race caught on camera will show you the shocking video from a bay area neighborhood plus bay area food banks are running at a high capacity because the need is greater than ever ahead we're going to check in on efforts at the s are in food bank. >>and the storm rolling through the bay area now more rain is yet to come we will time it out for next.
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>>back tonight. we're tracking rain coming down across the bay area as you can see here on storm tracker 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the latest warrants, yeah guys great to see the rain coming back this one come back a little bit of a punch. we have the wind whipping up around the bay area have had reports of stoplight some minor power outages outside too so yeah, we've got some changes coming our way as that rain is due back in after yesterday we had temperatures in the 70's. so the very latest, yeah we are seeing the rain drops moving on shore right now in fact that rain rolling on by you can see starting out the north bay first and then kind of sliding by move making its way through the central bay and then now headed toward the south bay we're going to see more of that right now in fact we're seeing those showers outside you can see all around now whole lot of green out there most of us just fairly light amounts of rain but it's been fairly consistent has been moving on through so we're going to see more of
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that as we head throughout the night beginning to taper off becoming more scattered showers and you kind of scene that now in the north bay but taking close look now along the peninsula you can see boy kind of a rough ride out there if you're out on the roads pretty slick out there in the south san francisco, san francisco all the way down to san mateo redwood city as you head further south down the 2.80 in woodside certainly get wet out there you see the areas little darker green, heavier amounts of rain being picked up by the doppler radar right now, but inside the bay start to fall that rain shadow affect your rain out along the coastline clouds get over inside the bay a little less moisture there so not as much rain you see these kind of broken now just scattered light showers in the sunnyvale some very light rain now be reported in san jose and parts milpitas he's made things picking up again into livermore you see the rain falling there pleasanton snow you're all looking at some rain showers at this time and that continues up to concord and the antioch making elaine just some scattered showers up in that area and then some widely scattered showers behind that and that's where we'll see we'll see this turning to more scattered showers overnight tonight and
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of course up in the sierra nevada they've got a lot of snow continued to fall maybe upwards of 2 feet of snow going to fall from the storm system so this is nice when you know kind of t's with that one last week. now we've got this will come of this a nice start to the season. we'll see some pretty impressive totals from this and there's more to come we'll talk about that in a few minutes. >>all right. thank you lawrence, we certainly need it. well as shocking and racist confrontation in a bay area neighborhood it was caught on camera a white woman was seen confronting her black neighbor about his dog take a listen to the encounter is you're acting like you can go your house and you can have a nice day. >>you can do not what he
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>>discovery bay is in the delta in contra costa county you can hear the woman telling the man to act like a quote white person. confrontation started after the woman claims the family's pit bull came after her poodle but the family says that did not happen. the woman continued and repeatedly told the family they were quote acting black. well for sale of the psac ii is interviewing the family tonight she will have more on this story on kron 4 news at 8, 9.10. the pandemic has led the san francisco-marin food bank to serve more people than it ever has before the need is great and as kron forcefully to gaal reports so is the effort to get the food to the people who depending on it. >>working in smaller groups with more ships to allow for physical distancing volunteers at the san francisco-marin food bank warehouse in the city hit the ground running on a daily basis or not going at also going
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>>to the public health the food bank relied on 1200 volunteers a week to pack up and distribute meals and groceries that number has since more than doubled to 25 of those understand the struggle a >>if the bank is currently serving more than 55,000 to lead. from 30,000 households before the pandemic and what we're learning right now is so many that we're serving have never needed food assistance before food bank spokesperson katie mic current demand for food exceeds the screen needs seen during the economic downturn in 2008 in october we had or. >>highest amount of pounded to the ever and we distributed 7.8 million pounds of food in october alone for thanksgiving nick knight says the food bank will hand out more than one 0.4 million meals eclipsing last year's mark. >>it's 880,000 holiday
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dinners, especially when you can't afford the funds to be a good start assist these for your family you helps a lot. >>and the food bank is prepared to continue serving the community at these historic as long as there is a need in san francisco djegal all kron 4 news. >>in the south bay santa clara county man who fled to the dominican republic after a child rape conviction has been sentenced to life in prison. according to the county district attorney man you see here 57 year old apollo johnson had been sexually assaulting a girl in the east bay for at least 10 years he was arrested in june of 2016. but then he disappeared in june of 2019 when he was granted a 3 month mid trial continuance for a medical procedure. earlier this year he was arrested in the dominican republic. and return to united states after a woman helped find him through an internet search. johnson was sentenced monday yesterday to the maximum of 240 years to life plus 44 years and 8
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months. >>still ahead a new stanford uses the cell phone data from millions of americans to analyze how human contact and travel affect the spread of the coronavirus details up next and we continue to track rain across the bay area right now, here's a current look at stormtracker 4 we're going to keep you updated on the weather in your area throughout the evening.
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>>billy study from stanford is showing the effectiveness of the restrictions put in place during this pandemic while fortune well bellow talked with one of the researchers who says the study results can help guide future strategies for reopening. using the cell phone mobility data of 98 million americans a team of stanford researchers found. >>that reducing occupancy and restaurants grocery stores and the like has helped to slow the spread so and that was very striking plus was defeated in a so this is the name off and amy. >>the board and socially distance he wouldn't stay at home, we wouldn't pretty solid moby. >>off and buy king live just usc he's would be you know months jure leskovec as part of a team of stanford researchers who set out to understand how human contact and traveling affect the spread of covid-19 they were able to create an accurate
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model to predict the flow of the pandemic. >>and simulate various types of reopening strategies our simulations show that the reopen the economy up to 20%. >>all maximum occupancy of different places. the up and she would some of these they would lose out 40% of but he would be able about 80% of the infections. the research also found people in low income neighborhoods weren't able to reduce their mobility as much as others. >>let's go back said a single trip to the grocery store proved to be twice as risky people the low income communities. >>they go they can still shop places that that much more back so the density of people is about 60% higher. >>and they stay in these spaces for longer researchers say their findings reinforce the suggestion if you must go out try to visit during off peak hours and make your trips inside shorter.
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>>let's go back says these findings show strong evidence of the efficacy of stay at home orders and the need for continued restrictions on businesses it is not whole lot of nothing type of a solution what the show is that the opening economy possible and if you do it right way these isis can said wife you can be still fighting the lights and san francisco noelle bellow kron 4 news coming up next the ceo's of facebook and twitter face some tough questions from the u.s. senate. why both democrats and republicans say social media companies have too much power. >>and a group of california lawmakers are on a trip to hawaii this week despite that statewide travel advisory that's in place. why they're out of state tonight and we're tracking storms across bay area. ♪
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>>welcome back or tracking the wet weather across the bay area tonight, here's a look at stormtracker 4 right now you see essentially almost all of the bay area's getting rain much-needed rain in fact out there tonight from force chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has a look at the weather in your neighborhood laura at beautiful sight around the bay area see the rain drops coming down and certainly they continue to do that right now zeidan timber on beautiful shot some water on the lens there haven't seen much of that so far this season wet out on the roadways looking toward the golden gate bridge and everybody seeing that rain coming through right now in fact taking for a closer look little bit of a break in the clouds in and around san jose sunnyvale you're seeing a
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little bit of a break they're part of the east bay though coming down a little more and spot you can see the darker green, those are some heavier amounts of rainfall taking the street level you see some of those areas picking up some rain right there on washington boulevard, the rain a little bit heavier in that area. then a little further to the east as you make your way into pleasanton dublin seeing some heavier amounts of rain coming through some of the city there so watch out for that if you're out there on the roads you can see those pockets of moderate amounts of rainfall nothing to real heavy around the bay area right now but certainly if you're the roads, pretty slick out there. close look now as you make your way in the emeryville you can see a nice l making its way into west oakland as we take in the street level we'll be tracking the storm system all night long there's more rain to come of details in a few minutes. thank you lawrence. well tonight you might be surprised maybe not but at least 2 california lawmakers are in for a legislative conference nice place to have a meeting the trip comes as state leaders put a recommended 14 day quarantine in place last week to try to dira


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