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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at >> we're just a little over 24 hours away from 4th of july celebrations across the bay area. this is video from the last time we saw a major fireworks celebrations in the bay area. back in 2019. and while it will be exciting for crowds to return for the first time since the pandemic. it's still too early to let our guards down completely. good evening. welcome to kron. 4 news at 6. i'm gayle ong. just seen. and jonathan have the night off this july 4th is the
first big holiday since covid-19 restrictions were lifted in california. officials are asking for bay area residents to cut back on one major tradition. fireworks only 9 only 12 cities and 9 bay area counties permit the sale of safe and sane fireworks. well, much of the region is cracking down on firework use of any kind to prevent fires. there is major concern this year with severe drought conditions that can make at home explosions. all the riskier this year to report illegal fireworks usage or sales. you can contact your local law enforcement on their non-emergency line last independence day weekend contra costa county face 93 grass structure and other fires caused by fireworks. despite the concerns from state officials about the danger increased spread of covid-19 during holiday weekend. this is expected to be the busiest travel. of the year so far. triple a says more than 47 million americans will be flying over and
driving week over the weekend. many gets many will get a sticker shock when they head to the pumps, the highest gas prices in the country are climbing dramatically with many spots here in california and the bay area already well over $5 a gallon. and many places all illegal fireworks, including those label safe. they are not allowed in many counties. according to calfire, just 3 cities and alameda county permit the use of any type of fireworks compared to 2 in san mateo, one in santa clara and 9. many in the bay area counties. now those caught using or selling them and those areas they can face hefty fines and jail time. authorities across the bay area are stepping up their enforcement of illegal fireworks this week. a collaboration between multiple police departments as well as neighborhood watch groups lead to more than 800 pounds of illegal fireworks being taken off the streets of hayward.
police say each of the fireworks you see in this video is worth anywhere from the 60 to $190. meanwhile, in oakland, police have made some major fireworks bus as well. officers confiscated more than 100 pounds of illegal fireworks just yesterday along with about $38,000 in cash tips from community members led officers to the stash. those fireworks have been turned over to the oakland fire department. so they can be destroyed to safely. if you see fire. there is a safe way to do so. if you want to see them in the east bay, the concord pavilion. we'll have a fireworks show. pleasant hill residents can find a parking spot in the diablo valley. college parking lots and over to the south bay. there are fireworks shows at great america and they go right high school sports field. and in the north bay, 6 flags discovery kingdom will also have a show. you can find more details on kron. 4 dot com. and don't forget tomorrow.
kron 4 will bring you 4th of july celebrations. live from across the bay area. we'll have the best views of the fireworks in san francisco conquered and san diego. you can join us for kron four's, july 4th live tomorrow at 09:00pm. now to our 4 zone forecast as we take a live look from our mount tam camera, kron four's mabrisa rodriquez joins us with a look ahead. gayle. all eyes will be on the fireworks show for your sunday night and starting out 4th of july. we're going to notice those clouds sticking around. >> and even along our coast. we're going to notice partly cloudy skies throughout the day with that marine le arriving shortly after 8 o'clock for your sunday night. so along the coast, it's not going to be the best night for viewing fireworks. but i know it's really popular along the embarcadero as you make your way inland, though, expect better clearing especially for those of you heading out to the fireworks show in concord. that looks to be your best bet, especially along the bay
area, temperatures 52 to 66 degrees by 9 o'clock sunday night. so make sure to dress in layers. let's take a live look outside and right on to, you know, sky, july already arriving for tonight bringing us another round of patchy. coastal drizzle, even extending throughout the east bay shoreline some clearing by the afternoon. but along the coast, a mixture of sun and clouds with that deepening marine layer, returning and even starting to make its way across the bay throughout the east. bay shoreline by your sunday night and that's going to continue through monday as well. so temperatures tomorrow looking to be slightly cooler than today. but right now we're noticing widespread 50's and 60's along the coast and east bay shoreline still in the 80's, as you make your way inland with right now. conquered 80 degrees pittsburgh in the mid 80's mid 60's. for those of you in oakland and low 60's for downtown san francisco. upper 50's for pacifica and half moon bay with a widespread 60's and 70's as you make your
way in the north bay petaluma and santa rosa both pleasant temperatures in the low 70's and taking a look ahead at the extended forecast. we're going to notice some cooling by tuesday. but then triple digit heat arrives in the seven-day forecast. details coming up. ahead. back to you. gayle. thanks. sabree said to the north bay we are following a story out of napa county where police are investigating a people to the hospital. police - say it happened around 11 last night in downtown napa near the courthouse. 5 people in total were stabbed. 2 of them had to be taken to the intensive care unit. the other 3 have been released napa. police are saying the stabbings were gang related and that none of the victims lived in napa. >> police are looking for the person or people responsible. in east l about how a man arrested for killing a woman with a blunt object. police responded to the 200 block of urbana drive yesterday afternoon and found a woman dead at the scene. 42 year-old jason trials dixon was on
scene and taken into custody. a preliminary investigation revealed that dixon attacked the victim during an argument. investigators have not released the information on the victim or what the argument was about. and the east bay oakland. firefighters responded to this house fire early this morning on angelo avenue. 5 fire trucks had to be called out to get things under control. no word yet on 10 tonight on a cause. but the fire we are on. we are staying in contact with oakland fire in petaluma got another report of a mountain lion this morning. this is video from petaluma wednesday when the line was first reported roaming someone's backyard this morning. it was seen north of north mcdowell boulevard and round walk circle and north mcdowell boulevard and south pointe boulevard. police are warning anyone in those areas to stay inside and call police if they see the mountain lion in that area. beginning tuesday anyone
entering san francisco city hall and most other city buildings will not need to wear masks anymore. as long as they are fully vaccinated. of course, this easing of the mask requirements is all in alignment would recent update stay updated state guidelines. it also comes just after a month city hall was reopened to the public latest data from they're urging inspectors to take a closer look. but first, an update on the grass fire in pleasanton that sparked early this morning. fire crews
in allegheny county are monitoring hot spots after a brush fire sparked late last night. >> smoke and flames were seen over about 10 to 15 minutes away from a local golf golf course and nearby several homes kron four's camila barco shows us the aftermath that brush fire burned. >> 16 acres of dead vegetation in this area is now a bunch of charred grass with no answer as to what happened. >> livermore pleasanton fire crews return to the cleat. they preserve hours after a
brush fire burned. 16 acres friday night. one of pg wildfire cameras captured the large glow of fire in the sheer darkness livermore pleasanton alameda county and calfire rushed to the scene around 09:00pm. you have the glow of the fire. as you start fighting the fire. but as you put it out, it goes out. see have limited lighting. >> obviously it's a steep terrain out here. it's hard to see your footing. >> it's hard to see the ravines and drop offs. the logs. it i see the stepped in a hole. so i'm just moving around the hillsides difficult livermore pleasanton battalion fire chief says. >> humidity helped in reducing the intensity of the flames fire move slow in ended up being a backing fire downhill. in the ravines, an area helped us contain it to the 16 acres that it is now crews were able to contain the fire around one 40 saturday morning with no injuries. but they came back to monitor for flare ups. later in the day. firefighters say this is their largest spire this year to want to make sure that all the embers
are out. so we'll continue to leave posen check on a fire throughout the entire day, but 2 days cleanup in hot spots nearby is a residential area that is surrounded by this dead vegetation officials say no structures were in danger and none of the neighborhoods had to evacuate. no one was hurt at this time. it is unclear what sparked that brush fire in alameda county camila barco kron 4 news. >> right now at kron 4 dot com. you can find tips and information to get ready for a fire season just use your mobile devices. scanned a qr code on your screen and you will be directed there. we'll
>> new developments tonight on the deadly building collapse in florida where the death toll now stands at 24 crews may start demolishing the building as soon as tomorrow before tropical storm elsa hits next week. the search and rescue effort has been suspended to prepare florida governor ron desantis said it was structurally unsound and bringing it down will protect rescuers. >> we have a building here in surfside that is tottering. it is structurally unsound and although eye of the storm is is not not likely to pass over this direction. you could feel gusts in this area. we don't know. it's definitely a possibility. and know the mayor i know both mayors have
have supported that demolishing the building. we brought in on the state level, the department of transportation engineers to examine the remaining structure and propose different paths forward for demolition. >> a top miami dade fire official told relatives of people missing in the rubble that workers plan to demolish the remainder of the building as soon as sunday. the storm is expected to make landfall in florida on tuesday in the wake of the surfside condo collapse. concerns about are being raised about the safety of other buildings built near the country's coast while the exact cause is still unknown lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say it's important to learn from this and tried to prevent any future disasters our washington correspondent kellie meyer has more. >> i spoke with several lawmakers about concerns they have for their coastal towns. the collapse has them asking or the communities safe lawmakers along the southeast coast are concerned about the safety of buildings on the beaches of their states. >> after the deadly building
collapse in surfside, florida. this is certainly something that we all need to be aware of. i personally do have concern representing a coastal community, georgia congressman buddy carter and south carolina congresswoman nancy mace say inspectors are taking a second look at buildings of all sorts up and down the coast. we have marsh lands. we have towns are built on landfill. we have sea level rise and flooding issues while the exact cause of the collapse is still under review. officials say there were warning signs a letter sent months before the collapse warned there was damage to the building that was getting worse. carter says it underlines the importance of building reviews. how important horton says or how important inspections and maintenance is all of that extremely important, particularly around the coast. florida congresswoman kathy castor says it's also important to consider the effects of climate change we have a climate crisis. extreme. he all sorts of. >> building standards and codes have got to be updated
back in south florida. officials ordered the evacuation of a condo building just 5 miles away from the collapse. >> after a review found unsafe conditions, city, state and federal leaders hope to prevent another disaster. this is a freak >> but i think that most of the areas in america are going to learn from this and lawmakers tell me it's on state, local and federal governments to ensure the process for inspecting these buildings is fast and more importantly, thorough reporting in washington. i'm kelly meyer. now to our 4 zone forecast as we take a look live in downtown san francisco and the transamerica pyramid. >> kron 4 meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez joins us with a look ahead. and also with those on the east coast can expect. yeah, that's right. all eyes right now. this weekend are on tropical storm elsa. it has been downgraded because it's seeing sustained winds at 70 miles per hour. >> tropical storm watches already in effect for jamaica and cuba as this storm now
inches closer toward the gulf of mexico and it looks like it's expected to make landfall in the state of florida, which is what the surfside condo survivors and even those of you who are trying to help out residents in that area. the last thing rescuers need at this time could see along the gulf side of florida, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain localized higher amounts and they could start noticing and rain impacts from the tropical storm arriving as early as tomorrow. night possibly into monday morning before that storm is expected to make landfall on tuesday. let's take a look at our local bay area forecast. we're noticing the return of that marine layer right onto with temperatures right now in the upper 50's for half moon bay, low 80's for concord and antioch. so we're seeing about a 25 degree difference out there right now. typical summer pattern out there in the bay area to start out your july and overnight lows tonight, mid 50's along the
coast upper 50's as you make your way away from the bay area coastline. temperatures cooling down a bit below average for most of our inland valleys with concord n livermore in the low 80's low 70's for those of you in oakland. so 2 to 5 degrees below average temperatures but seasonable for those of you in downtown san francisco, 65 degrees in san jose in the upper 70's winds out of the southwest at 20 miles per hour or less. and then look at this temperature swing that we're going to see on tuesday. we're going to be well below average about 5 degrees below normal from coast to the valleys and then the warming trend as the temperature see saw the other direction by saturday. a week from today. gayle we could be 5 to 15 degrees above average. but can't stress enough 4th of july. let's leave the fireworks to the professionals remember, wonder ix to exceptional drought conditions. that's right. good. reminder and look at the board. it does look like summer to. our way. thank you. >> and coming up next, a look at all the 4th of july
>> couple of travel apps can make your summer trips. a breeze. rich demuro takes a look at some of the tools that can make everything easier in this evening's tech smart. >> so many travel plans were put on hold over the past year and a half and that is making this summer a popular time to get away here are the make
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>> hotels by day says they should have 6500 hotels on the platform by the end of the year. if you want links to any of these helpful travel tools. just go to my website. rich on tech dot tv. i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> and don't forget tomorrow kron 4 will bring you 4th of july celebrations live from across the bay area will have the best views of the fireworks in san francisco conquered and san diego join us for kron four's, july 4th live tomorrow at 09:00pm. if you're watching us on the new kronon app. a full hour of news is next. that wraps up. >> kron 4 news at 6. we'll see.
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