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♪ ♪ >> the bay area's local news station. you now with breaking news. >> that breaking news is in the east bay this evening where a grass fire is threatening 2 apartment complexes right now in antioch. you're taking a look at time lapse video taken in the last 15 minutes and will show us the smoke that's coming up over the hill there. the fire is burning right near the contra. loma regional park and there are buildings that are threatened there in the area of james dolan boulevard and tub or drive crews have cut holes in attics of homes in order to provide ventilation to those buildings. for right now. the
biggest challenge is the wind. if you live in this area are being asked to avoid it. we don't have any information yet on exactly how large the fire is or if there's any containment are working to bring you updates on this breaking news story right here on kron 4. that is a grass fire that starting homes in antioch, thank you for joining us here at 5. i'm justine waldman lotus tonight. part i'm vicki liviakis. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now. >> it's a hot day out there. we've got some winds sisk and this thing get out of control fast. yeah. in a dangerous location, too, because right in that area, there's a grassy area. but then. >> it's surrounded that you've got all these homes that are in and around that area. now the winds picking up in the afternoon. and here we go. grass fires breaking out. these are dangerous conditions. got winds blowing 16 to 18 miles per hour there in antioch. >> here's a closer look as we take in closer to that fire. in fact, we are seeing some of those winds kind of whipping around. you see the mountain regions in and around that area. so you see james
boulevard right here. and here's tim board. drive up here in and around that. you can see all the different streets and the homes in that area. the kerwin pattern is such that is taking the fire toward those areas right now. we're going to see the winds continue to work their way up in this direction. so any of those homes anywhere in this area. certainly threaten in these kind of conditions, those winds are going to continue to blow around maybe gusting as high as 20 plus miles per hour over the next couple of hours as that sea breeze continues tonight. so dangerous fire conditions out there. fires can fred, a very rapidly with those winds whipping around like that right now, guys. >> all right. joining us right now to talk about this fire is steve hill from the contra costa county fire protection district steve, can you tell we understand buildings are being threatened the are you evacuating anybody yet. steve, are you on the line with us. okay. all right. we're going to get back to him later also
breaking right now coming off a ruling that he will be allowed on the ballot. a new exclusive inside california politics anderson college poll shows that radio host larry elder is leading the race to replace governor gavin newsome. if he does recall. so these poll numbers were released as we were coming on the air at 5 o'clock tonight. so let's take a look at where the candidates stand right now. this exclusive poll right here on kron. 4. >> more than 1000 registered california voters were asked this question which candidate would you vote for to replace governor gavin newsom. if he is recalled, those who have made up their minds largely favor elder bringing 16% of the vote. >> businessman. john and former san diego mayor kevin faulconer each brought in about 6% of the vote. the next highest for any candidate followed closely by a state assembly member. kevin kiley and reality star caitlyn jenner each. with 4%. well, there has a strong lead to
replace governor newsom. if he is recalled the still anyone's race. >> that number in the bottom corner leaves a lot of hope for the other names on the ballot because 53% of people polled still have not made up their minds. well, as just about 2 months and tell the recall election candidates are continuing on with their campaigns. >> but as kron 4 s alex on welcome shows us the strategists, some gubernatorial hopefuls are using may not be working in their favor. >> from a big grizzly bear to a big ball of trash. john cox's out fundraising the field of candidates raising nearly 8 million dollars. but more than 7 million of it is donated from his own pocket book. according to an inside california politics emerson college poll cox's campaign may not cash in with votes as the field still has an uphill climb at the ballot box as a pollster you at my concern is that he might get recalled. and i don't think voters have really taken the time to even look at this list of
candidates who would replace. meantime, while reality star and former olympian caitlyn jenner has the most name recognition it's conservative talk show host larry elder's name gaining the most support in the poll. >> after officially jumping into the race on july 12th when obviously he's in the news and that will help generate more attention to his candidacy. and really there hasn't been an alternative that has emerged from the field that says, hey, i'm going to be the lead horse gavin newsome. if voters removed newsom from office, there will also be 3 kevin's on the ballot faulconer the former san diego mayor kiley, the assemblyman and newsom's biggest critic and paffrath a youtube star. all 3 gaining little support in the poll. generally speaking, 53% of voters are undecided and another 8% were voting for somebody else. >> our breaking news coverage of this recall election will continue in the next 10 minutes. kron four's ashley zavala will join us.
>> what details inside the court battle that allowed larry elder to get on the ballot. >> tackling organized retail crime. governor newsome announcing an aggressive plan today to target the surgeon brazen retail thefts in the bay area and in fact, all across the state. the governor signed assembly bill 3.31 into law reenacting the crime of organized retail theft and extending the chp property crimes task force operations and tail january first 2026, according to chp data, organized retail theft has become a 30 billion dollar criminal industry that often funds other crimes like car theft and human and narcotics trafficking. we have seen more and more of these retail thefts here in the bay area. and the governor says it's these exact crime to the bill is looking to target. >> of people rushing in some member was right to highlight just one of them at macy's, you're seeing them all across the state of california. those
organized efforts and they are organized disproportionate efforts and we want to go after those ranks. we want to go those organized. well organized teams of folks that are connected, not just within communities but all across the state of california. >> chp says the public's help is needed in tackling the issue of organized retail theft. they're asking community members and retailers to submit all tips and information to them by emailing report, retail theft and chp dot ca dot gov. >> san francisco is ranked number 5 out of the 10 top cities in the united states for organized crime. that is why the president of san francisco's chamber of commerce welcomes this announcement that the chp will leave this organized retail task force that's coming to the bay area kron four's haaziq madyun has this part of the story. >> on this task force. >> california governor gavin newsome signing the organized
retail crime task force legislation sends a signal that help is on the way for bay area retailers overwhelmed by shoplifters. >> also, would you like to see the chp task force is up and running here in san francisco. >> yesterday. >> that sense of urgency is coming from the president of the san francisco chamber of commerce rodney phone. he says the chamber has been active on the state level lobbeing for safer streets as the city recovers economically from the pandemic for. >> san francisco to fully recover economically. one 3rd of san francisco's economy is tourism based. and so it's so important we build that consumer confidence and also the confidence of business owners and shop keepers employees to feel safe going back, going to work the setting for that counter subjecting themselves potentially to harm and we want to make sure that that that that is removed. we were the sponsors of the bill. so we brought the bill forward, although the california highway patrol will be the lead agency for the organized retail theft task force. the
president and ceo of the california retailers association, rachel michelin says we shouldn't expect to see officers patrolling shopping aisles inside of retail stores. they're not visible as that in terms that they're working behind the scenes pulling these cases together and doing a lot of the investigations. hopefully we'll see some. >> new programs coming out. that might be a little bit more visible. >> and that's something that we want to do. i mean, we want our consumers. we want our employees and we want the city of san francisco to be safe because san francisco, you know, it's always been a mecca for retail, right. i mean, that's where you go and we want to bring that shining glory back to the city. >> has it made you in kron. 4 news. >> a developing new concerns tonight about one of the vaccines used to fight covid-19 a new step on reviewed study is suggesting tonight that the single dose johnson johnson vaccine does not hold up as well against the delta variant and those
who got it should consider getting a second shot. however, bay area infectious disease experts. >> say it's too early to jump to that conclusion. kron four's, dan kerman is live at ucsf with details on this. good evening, dan. >> good evening. medical experts say no, do not rush out and get that second dose. if you've got they say the study is not fully. reviewed yet, but more than that, they say it really doesn't look ook at to make that conclusion. concerns about how effective the single-dose johnson and johnson vaccine is against the delta variant the n y you study suggests is not as good and the recipient should consider getting a second shot to increase protection against the variants. we don't have enough information at this moment to say. >> if you've had a you need a booster or if you've had tha you should go out and get pfizer. the mrna vaccines, perry infectious disease. experts say not so fast.
>> they say this study has not been published or reviewed and it's flawed. they say it's too small and most importantly, it doesn't look at how jnj recipients responded when they got various covid variants. >> what did look in the laboratory in people's blood who would perceive the j j vaccine and look specifically the antibodies in their blood and how well they work against various periods. infectious disease. experts say the problem with that is that the vaccines trigger more than just antibodies to battle covid-19 and that wasn't studied just like just saying. >> you know, bodies is only comprise of the army by the air force and forgot the navy medical experts don't rule out the possibility that at some point. >> the data will support recipients getting a second shot. but they say that data will have to suggest that they're getting breakthrough infections, causing them to be hospitalized. at the end of
the day as a commission. i want to see the impact serious disease hospitalizations and deaths. and right now, you know, i don't >> any cause for alarm that they've been massive amounts of jj vaccinate. people going to the hospital care for in the icu. >> medical experts point out that those new infections that we're seeing are not predominantly breakthrough infections but predominantly hitting those who are unvaccinated live at ucsf. dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you, dan. and right now at kron 4 dot com. you can find the latest headlines on the delta variant travel advisories mask guidelines and the vaccine tracker. >> just use your mobile device to scan the qr code on your screen here to get directed. the gilroy garlic festival is coming back this weekend. we're going hear from the event organizer about what's different this year because of covid and how they will honor victims of the deadly shooting nearly 2 years ago.
>> plus the a's won back to vegas today as police, the front office did exploring some options for relocation. what sin city is now offering the teen. if you are breaking news coverage of the recall election that will be with us right after the break. kron four's ashley zavala will join us with details inside the court battle that a lot of candidate to get name back on the ballot. >> in the very latest on that fire in antioch in the fires around the state. that's all around the state. that's all coming up next. when a truck hit my car, around the state. that's all cominthe insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth, so i called the barnes firm. call the barnes firm now, and let us help you get the best result possible. ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
>> back now to our breaking news in the east bay where a graph, but fire was threatening homes in antioch. we're just learning now that our kron 4 web team has tweeted this out that the fire is under control. that grass fire has been brought under control. only the p1ople in the apartment buildings were asked to evacuate, but this time lapse video showed us the smoke that was coming up over the hill. the fire was burning near contra. loma regional park. the buildings were threatened in the area of james dolan boulevard and tub or drive crews were having to do a lot of fire prevention efforts. they had to go into this apartment building, cut holes into the roof to in order to help with ventilation. they were really worried about the wind. but again, according to our twitter page for kron 4 dot com the fire is now .nder
control and only the people in the apart ent building were asked to evacuate as soon as we get more details, we'll bring them to you. back now to our breaking news coverage here at 5.15, today we learned recall election candidate larry elder will in fact be on the ballot come september. this comes after a court order requires the secretary of state to pat him. >> kron four's ashley zavala. she joins us now live with what happened in court and. >> ashley, what is next. >> yeah. i mean, this is one of the final steps here leading us up to filling out our ballots for this recall election. larry elder officially marks the 43rd candidate that will land on this final list of candidates that the secretary of state here is expected to certify this evening. what almost kept him off the ballot was an issue with this tax return redactions. his attorney told the sacramento superior court today he submitted 300 pages worth of tax returns to comply with the recent state law requiring candidates running for governor in california to submit that paperwork. but the
judge in this case said the law is meant for primary elections, not special recall elections like this one. the conservative radio talk show host reacting after that order came down. >> i want to thank judge for being fair, which she was that this election law to even apply to recall election that even if it did, i substantially comply. >> now this evening, the secretary of state is expected to certify this final list of candidates and send it off to counties. recall ballots hit mailboxes in just a few weeks reporting live in sacramento. ashley zavala kron 4 news. ashley. >> homeowners may soon have more options for insurance coverage if they live in any areas threatened by wildfires a new judge ruling says that california's insurance commissioner can order the state fair plan to offer those homeowners more options. the fair plan offers insurance to home buyers who cannot buy it through no fault of their own. and recent years, wildfires
have destroyed thousands of homes across the state insurance companies have responded by not renewing coverage for many homeowners who live in areas threatened by fires in 2019 the california insurance commissioner ordered the state fair plan to begin covering wildfires. the fair plan association has filed a lawsuit saying expanding the plan would hurt the private insurance market. >> kron four's tracking the latest on wildfires burning all across california. and right now there are new mandatory evacuations for the dixie fire. so far that fire has burned more than 25,000 acres in just the past day in total more than 85,000 acres have burned in plume us and butte counties that dixie fire. it's still only 15% contained residents living from highways. one 47 in 89 to corey road are being told to evacuate immediately more than 2000 firefighters are out there battling this blaze. at least 2 buildings have been
destroyed so far. >> chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is joining us now with a look at the fire tracker where fires are burning. it's also interesting. we usually get a lot of smoke from these fires. but we haven't sort of been suffering from that region. yeah. heading east. yeah. all the winds have been blowing the other direction right now, which is great for us in the bay area. >> haven't had to deal with that smoke in numerous fires burning around much of central northern california say to them, continue to burn right now. here's the very latest on those fires too. you see some of the smoke special the dixie fire. really picking up again. you can see all that smoke rolling on through the afternoon. kind of interesting takes on a different characters characteristics in the morning. you watch that smoke not being blown along by the wind actually begin to work its way down to the central valley towards chico and then you get those westerly winds start to pick up. and that blows that right along up through chester. and there you go. all the way up in nevada and for them that even so, they're going to continue to see that tonight until they get any rap on that fire. it is going to continue to burn. and by the afternoon you'll see this pattern again.
you see those winds picking that smoke up and pushing that fire along the northeast little further south. we got a couple more fires. got the tamarack fire there continue to burn there along the border of california nevada. we're going to see more that's no smoke stretching across nevada. and has been very smoky in those areas. the winds around the bay area. the good news for us pushing all that westerly component in all that wind is taking all the smoke far away from the bay area. so we stay nice and clear. we've got a long way to go. all that smoke is being carried right around this ridge of high pressure traveling all the way up into i know the montana even reports of some of that smoke all the way to the east coast. so going to see more of that play out. i think in the next couple of days here is that ridge doesn't want to go anywhere. something to watch out for is we've got another round of the monsoon coming our way. i think we'll see some of the rolling through on friday doesn't look like a big deal more so as we get into sunday and monday and tuesday of next week. right now doesn't look like where you get real good trigger real good uplift in the atmosphere to spark any thunderstorms
here. but over the sierra nevada, that's a different story. i think we've got more lightning strikes. the possibility of more fires started by lightning as we head toward next week. guys, back to you. oh, boy. thank you. long. still ahead, greg. now the new york assistant coach in bay area resident. >> he is still in critical condition tonight, some 3 days after he was hit. >> by a car in the east bay. tonight we're learning more about that accident. >> garlic festival returns this weekend. we
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>> the gilroy garlic festival is back and it is celebrating its 42nd year this year. unlike most of the events making a comeback. things will look a little bit different. but there will be garlic festival take place. last 2 weekends of july as a drive-thru event. you can preorder your favorite food items and pick them up at a drive-thru that will be set up at the gilroy presbyterian church. there's also a farm to table dinner at 14. oh, it's winery and a golf event at the gilroy golf course. this is the first year the event is back since the garlic festival shooting in 2019. >> durant to me as unique a community and it's very resilient. and i think that's the word you hear. >> it has come together over you know, through this process in it's just working my my board and working with the association. the volunteers
and our different community leaders everyone really has come together to stop or support to work together to find that road to to where we are now. i think it demonstrates the uniqueness of cure and it is a great community. the festival for the 42 years represents that and it's made your what it is. >> there will also be a memorial service for the victims of the festival shooting on july 28th at christmas hill park for more information on that. also pre ordering for the drive-thru and tickets for both the gulf of n and the dinner to go go to garlic festival association. dot com. >> saying in the south bay now san jose. police are investigating a deadly crash involved a person who was crossing the street. the man died at the intersection of kerner avenue in monterey highway last night at about 1130. it happened when the pedestrian was crossing the southbound lanes of monterrey highway just outside of a marked crosswalk truck driver
struck the man killing him on the spot. the adult male driver is cooperating with the investigation. police believe that alcohol and drugs are not a factor. >> next here during cropper news at 5 sin city is trying to tempt the a's to go there. what las vegas is offering as it attempts to take the team from oakland plus keeping covid out of the olympics. health officials are trying to curb outbreaks from popping up at the summer games. also, there's a controversy over the capitol riot commission by house speaker nancy pelosi is at odds with members of the at odds with members of the gop. th i was hit by a car and needed help. at odds with members of the gop. th i called the barnes firm. that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible.
it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. >> one day after the oakland city council approved a non-binding term sheet. aes officials. they're back in las vegas to us explore a possible relocation team president dave kaval says he doesn't think that that term sheet is going to work for the team, but they will continue to negotiate. >> both with oakland and also explore some other options. ron futrell joining us now live from las vegas with what the city is offering the team. we just we don't want him to go to vegas though. so i hope whatever know. >> i get that. yeah. i'm not sure vegas here yet. we're sure what biggest want yet. justine vicki really seriously as we do know this, though, the nays management wasted no