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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> it's about getting people the help that they need and being able to do so quickly. >> tonight at 5 addressing the elephant in the room. san francisco mayor london breed has declared a state of emergency as part of the tenderloins emergency intervention plan as the number of deaths on the streets there continues to increase. thank you for joining us tonight on kron 4 news at 5 everybody. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis. san francisco city officials have declared a state of emergency in the tenderloin neighborhood in hopes of
finally turning things around there. it's been bad for a long time and it's getting worse. they say this new move will allow them to more quickly tackled the area's problems. kron four's, dan kerman live with us tonight with the latest on this story. good evening, dan. >> good evening, grant vicki they're talking about that. this is going to blow right through the red tape and the bureaucracy that's involved in with city government and allow them to start bringing help to those who need it. a lot quicker. >> i am with our various leaders in san francisco to officially declare a state of emergency in the tenderloin community of the city and county of san francisco. at a news conference friday san francisco mayor london breed announced the state of emergency in the tenderloin will allow city officials. >> to be aggressive about getting help to those who live in this neighborhood riddled with violent crime and drug addiction the most important job.
>> have as is that when people walk down the streets of san francisco. they should feel they shouldn't have to look over their shoulders. they shouldn't be punched in the face they shouldn't have to see someone sticking a needle in various parts of their bodies laying out on the streets and wondering what can i do to help them. >> the state of emergency will allow city officials to bypass bureaucratic process ease involved in setting up a service center for those suffering from substance abuse. >> this is a place that we can pull people in get them warm and dry get them fed and and and have connected to all of the many, many services and resources that the city has city officials say those found to be breaking the law will in some cases be given the option of this service center or jail
city officials say with an average of 2 people a day overdosing now is the time to take this more forceful approach if we're going to stop. this epidemic if we're going to save lives. >> we have to once again throw everything we have at it. >> the board of supervisors is going to need to ratify this declaration of emergency within the next 7 days. it's expected to exist for about 90 days. once approved live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news, thank you, out to said environmental impact report for this proposed new baseball complex for the team was released this morning. yeah, the oakland a's want to build a brand new stadium on the waterfront. this report is a key step in moving the complex little closer to final decision. time across first resist ask you has more in this report. >> this report is 3,500 pages long. it is dense and contains many details about the
proposed 12 billion dollar waterfront ballpark on the positive side. mayor libby shaft calls the release of the report, quote, a major milestone on our path to build a new waterfront ballpark district that will create up to 18 acres of beautiful public parks. more affordable housing and good jobs for oaklanders, end quote. the report dives into whether the mammoth proposal meets all state and federal rules and regulations. there were 400 comments made and discussed in the report. some issues that surface 10 will need to be worked out include managing parking pollution. waste removal and increased traffic originally was not included. who would pay for the affordable housing that is mandated and part of the project oakland a's president dave carroll applauded the report saying that it is bin 3 years in the making as for what is oakland planning commission will conduct a public hearing on the final
environmental impact in january and the oakland city council is expected to make a decision in february of 2022 also this day, the port of oakland identified 21 recommended seaport compatibility measures to ensure the continued safe and efficient navigation of ships. another water side operation. so bottom line, you need to take away from this mammoth page document. is that the project has investigated meet state and federal measures and it's now in the hands of the planning commission and oakland city council to move it forward in the newsroom to recess stasio kron 4 news. all right. well, the howard terminal final environmental impact report is a huge milestone. any way you look at it for the city of oakland and. >> the a's organization. it allows both parties too at least get one step closer to getting a brand new ballpark in oakland. >> so joining us now to discuss the significance of the report is oakland a's
president dave kaval day. welcome to the show. i'm not gonna lie a big fan of the a's. i want them to stay. as do a lot of people. so these folks and i would like to know what does this mean that staying in oakland. >> well, it's a it's a huge development actually at this 3 year process come to a successful conclusion with the final environmental report and now to be voted on by the city council. we've never been farther in our process to bill, an incredible waterfront ballpark in development for the a's in the city. so it's a major milestone. we're very excited about it. we're really turning our attention to getting that binding vote of the city council in the 1st quarter of next year. >> do you view the planning commission's role as more of a formality and then you're really be looking at the city council. and as you look at the city council, mayor libby schaff is out front and she is chairing this thing on as hard as she can. but obviously
council members are another story. how confident are you that you will get the vote you need. >> well, we think we had a transformative projects. they can planned in so many aspects, whether it's generating more tax dollars economic vitality jobs, affordable housing keeping days here for many generations to come. so they just so many positive so we're hopeful that that will carry the day and get through some of the politics and get this approved as quickly as possible because we really are running out of time at our current venue. it's 10 years past its useful life. we really need to get this new project approved for us to have a place to play give a deadline. well, if it soon as possible. you know, obviously we're on parallel paths. we have to tap in oakland where we had a huge milestone today with our report. we're also working in las vegas on a plan there and were close identifying a final site. and so we have to do everything we can at the
direction of major league baseball to ensure that the a's have a home and have a stadium because this is really at some point almost taken too long as it is let's listen any of these deals deals ultimately come down to a matter of money dollars and cents. >> how does this pencil out for you. is it getting closer in your eyes. and and you know, in any negotiation somebody is going to be. losing a little bit. are you comfortable where this is going. >> i mean, we we feel that there's been progress made in the negotiations with the city. obviously the county joining forces was a positive stat. i think what we need to see is it getting to a binding vote because it's easy to discuss these things in theory. our take a non-binding vote. we need to get to the point where we have legally defined agreements that are agreed to that we can our entire plan around and actually move forward. so
we're kind of at that moment. and we're excited that we're here. it's obviously a huge deal and some level just need to know one way or the other at this incredible project is something that works for the public policy makers. >> are there specifics that you're still trying to iron out. i know there's the 350 million to address infrastructure surrounding the ballpark in the city has said they'll pay for that. but we're saying is you need them to write it down in legal language and get it signed. are you as the team in the city negotiating it. we're talking at least every day, every week, every month. how often? >> yeah. multiple meetings a week. we have a negotiating team with our out outside counsel gibson dunn. they have their own team as well. so there's a tremendous amount of work being done millions of dollars spent that we're funding on a monthly basis to see if we can bring this project to a successful. completion, but can't go on forever. you know, like we're hopeful that especially now that an environmental report out legally now, the city council can take an
affirmative vote before they had to wait for the environmental review to to to check out positively, which this did and so it's kind of go time and we're going to lead in to see if we can get this across the finish line. so we need to wrap. but if you were a betting man what city which you put your money on. well, like i said, run parallel paths. you know, from our perspective, we really just need to get to a solution here it is gone so long and we're very hopeful that we can find a way to make it work the manager. and that's in the process so stay tuned on that are very close on that. what would you tell a who are probably a lot of >> not feeling great about what is going on. what do you say to that. >> well, i think the key thing is the stadium is the reason the reason we're pushing a stadium is that we need it for the increase revenue that will allow us to retain our players and you can be for more world championships. so the entire
future of the franchise is really hitting on this moment and we encourage people to support the project and hopefully help get it across the finish line. yeah. a lot of stake. future of the franchise and the future of the city of oakland. thank you so much for joining us. >> a tape, carol. have a good evening. happy holidays. >> all right. weather time now as we get a peek outside. not a great day for baseball because if you had to really been a bitter. we could golden gate bridge looking fine, though, on this friday night, you know, but feeling particularly winter. i know, right? our california christmas right around the corner. and actually getting rain this year. some really excited about that. >> let's take a look outside, though. area. hope you're having a great friday evening live look outside and we're noticing crystal clear skies cool crisp air in that bay area, especially for those of you a little more 46 degrees. and right now fremont 54
degrees. now it's all because of that change in wind direction getting more of that cool sea breeze influence for alameda, hayward and fremont. that's why you're all in the mid-fifties. but winds out of the east in livermore. keeping temperatures are noticeably cooler at 46 degrees in petaluma and santa and somewhat 48 degrees oakland in the low 50's and downtown san francisco currently at 51 degrees. so bundle up already noticing that cooling effect been around the bay area for much of today. early in the morning, cooled freezing temperatures. but then when tracker for fortunately tracking calm. wind speeds dry conditions out there with the storm door going to swing wide open next week. i'm tracking shower after showers starting early tuesday morning. >> even continuing for your holiday week, including christmas eve and christmas day. find out how much rain we're going to get with all these storms in just a few minutes. vicki and grant. back to you. >> thank of recent. look forward to that. also coming up on kron 4 news at 5. what
health officials are saying after 2 north bay counties of just detected their first cases of that omicron variant. >> and a suspect has been arrested in the investigation of last month's deadly shooting of a san francisco uber driver. how his family is reacting to the news and a shot for a shot. one east bay shot for a shot. one east bay city is considering hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word... but if slow upload speeds turns your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas. call 1.877.only.att. entresto is the number one heart failure brand prescribed by cardiologists and has helped over one million people. it was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital.
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other businesses council members are set to vote on the emergency ordinance tuesday night. kron four's, rob nesbitt spoke with a council member who wrote the legislation. he joins us now live in the studio with more on when the new rules could take effect. drop vicki of past certain businesses and oakland would have to start asking for proof of full vaccination starting february. first the council member who drafted the measure says it's a mandate that several businesses owners and employees have been asking for since summer. >> oakland could follow suit with san francisco berkeley in contra, costa county if council member dan called has his way oakland largest city in the state should be part of the solution. his emergency ordinance would require not just bars and restaurants to check for proof of vaccine at the door but also theaters. gyms, concert venues libraries and even dental offices by requiring proof of vaccination in the number of indoor establishments. you're encouraging more people who are not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated with the spread of omicron called says he consulted with the alameda
county health officer. >> and determined that now was the time for change prevent unvaccinated people from entering into a busy indoor locations, especially in locations where people have their masks off murray. all the ready had tried asking for proof of vaccine that lucas tap room and lounge in oakland this summer but was met with a lot of push-back from customers our staff felt bullied and harassed and therefore they found it might just be easier not to ask. it's why she supports the new ordinance saying it would give some oversight for restaurants and nightclubs like hers as the covid pandemic draws on we've been able to say look at city mandated requirement and honestly. >> you know, if you're dining out, you should be vaccinated. you have to take off the mask. around other people. >> called says his ordinance will require a super vote, meaning 6 out of the 8 oakland council members will have to vote yes for approval granted, vicki. thank you, rob. and now to the latest on the
coronavirus pandemic. both sonoma and marin counties have each confirmed. it's that first case of the new omicron covid variant in sonoma county. health officials say that the case was found in a fully vaccinated person who had recently traveled out of state. they say that that person had also gotten a booster shot but hadn't rate reached the full 2 week. mark 2 of the fully half full immunity in marin county. the case was found in a resident who had recently traveled to the northeast but well, this is the county's first detected case, a marine county public health director doctor willis says it's not the only case. >> now with holiday travel really do assume that the virus is here and is with us. it's a confirmation of that in our wastewater sampling. so we do so it's them going. and we've also seen evidence of omicron earlier in the week in several of our our sampling error is across the county. >> the doctor says the detection doesn't really
change anything. he encourages everyone to keep wearing their masks indoors and getting their covid-19 booster shot if they still haven't gotten it. >> speaking boosters. probably not enough of them in the nfl. and for the first time this season, the nfl is postponing 3 games because of covid outbreaks. one of them is the. vegas raiders game against the browns the game was originally set for tomorrow. it will now be played monday in cleveland sunday's game between the seattle seahawks in la rams as well as a game between the washington football team in philadelphia. they have both been rescheduled from sunday and they will now be played tuesday. the nfl also updated its covid protocols effective immediately, all players coaches and staff have to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. league is also stopping in-person meals prohibiting outside visitors during team travel and limiting the amount of people in team wait groups that time
now for zone forecast as we get you a live look outside at downtown san francisco. this twilight hour. >> at cheers to the weekend here on a friday night. meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez is with us and it was another bundle up day. it was perfect cuddle weather day and night right. it's a cool forecast before that. it's cool. it's colder not complaining 3 to 5 degrees below average today so dress in layers. we're tracking widespread mid 50's for afternoon highs and it's going to be even cooler tomorrow. 48 degrees below normal so winter. >> even though aid officially begins on tuesday. we're already getting a little bit of that cold snap out there. san francisco international airport with the radar for tracking crystal clear skies. so perfect beautiful twilight out there like vicki was mentioning temperatures, though. quite the spread antioch 45 degrees. the coopest city with hayward and fremont a little bit milder things to those light westerly breezes, nearly 8 degrees warmer at 53 degrees of peace.
but temperatures tonight, once again bundle up 29 degrees. for those of you in santa rosa, very chilly subfreezing forecast there. 43 degrees for downtown san francisco. still a little bit milder there and widespread low to mid and upper 30's in between temperatures tomorrow, though, 40 degrees below average livermore struggling to warm up in the 50's, barely in the low 50's there as is conquered 52 degrees for downtown san francisco. but oakland and san jose 54 degrees of peace. and here's a look at that storm door. it is going to swing wide open tuesday of this upcoming week. so enjoy the dry forecast lasting all weekend long and even through much of your monday. back to hugh grant and vicki. >> thank of greece. and still to come tonight on kark 4 news at 5. we hear from the family of an afghan refugee who was shot and killed while driving for uber last month in the bay area with they're saying after an arrest was made. and kron four's once again celebrating remarkable women of the bay
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suspect has been identified as 38 year-old clifford stokes of oakland. says he made. you got reaction to this break in the case from a longtime activist in the bay area's afghan community. >> a suspect has been arrested in the investigation of the november 28 shooting death of 31 year-old that much yusufi yusufi was an afghanistan refugee working as an uber driver when he was shot during an attempted robbery while seated in his vehicle on patrol avenue in san francisco. it is. >> difficult to express our concern for the family. with the male. sometimes, you know, afghan women feel secure and again, family still secure. it is a patriarchy. so with that or with the husband gone, the father gone. i cannot imagine what this woman is experiencing this gun darby is the executive director of mills college program live by learning and activists in the bay, area's afghan community for the past 20 years.
>> she says it is common for afghan refugees to find work for rideshare companies here in the u.s. even though they may be overqualified. so i'm confident. >> that this is what he was feeling when he came into this job that he was providing for his family and it's unfortunate that he had to go in this manner. >> i use of his education helped him gain a key role as an interpreter assisting us allies in the war in afghanistan. a escape. the. >> war in afghanistan only to be brutalized by a street war here in the united states. and i feel like this is a first step towards bringing closure te the family. >> has it. but you kron 4 >> next. the governor and attorney general came to the bay area today. what they're doing to try to reduce the number of smash-and-grab thefts. plus, tiger on the team woods hit the lakes in a pro at today. ahead of the tournament will play this weekend with his boy charlie. the first time he's played in front of a crowd since that horrific crash and we'll be
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cold enough to have lots of snowfall in the sierra. this is a live look at south lake tahoe just say majestic scene on this friday night. it looks so placid. you can't really tell how cold it is in carefully seal the snow that's out there. but we know it's there and no one could be more happy about all that white stuff. >> well, skiers name snowboarders are flocking to the mountain this weekend. and the other guy is super stoked our buddy coop cooper. hey, it's great to see you. my man. >> guys are you doing down there yet and we see the powder puppies in the background as well. yeah, been running around. i mean, it was an unbelievable story. this was a really good system came in as advertised a little bit slower. so people were caught off guard just a little bit up here because it came it kind of slow and wet. >> then within 8 hours we had 3 feet. i went to bed at 9 o'clock walk-up. it's 5 o'clock and i walked outside and i