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higher peaks between now and wednesday. we could be talking maybe a a for maybe 8 feet of snow across some of the higher peaks. that is a lot of snow and not only there. if you're planning to go by 5 toward the chefs there. if you're traveling for the holidays, be prepared. we're expecting some heavy snow in that direction as well all the way down to clear lake to. and then as we get latter part of the week. we've got some cold air coming in and that means room likely see snow at much lower levels as well. all right. as far as the snow pack is concerned we're not looking too bad we've just a little bit. 84 1% of normal now in the northern sierra nevada. 93% of normal in the central in 99% of normal in the southern sierra nevada. but again, there's a whole lot of snow on the way. here's one of the forecast models will take you through time. team through tuesday. and then as we stop things as we get towards thursday and friday. you start to see the bull's eye here. a lot of that snow falling across the sea are there in that whole area some heavy snow. that's going
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to be 2 to 4 feet, then we're going to see some more storms kind of rolling in all of a sudden you see that blob of light grow further and further and then by the time it's all said and done some of the models are paying as much as 14 and a half feet of snow between now. and about january 5th. so that's a significant a boost to our water supply. not only just for the skiers up there are enjoying the snow, but the water supply for the entire state. here's a cold front coming on shore. this a little bit of a warmer storm that is moving on shore right now bringing the rain around the bay area. more scattered showers continue to pop up and some heavier amounts now moving into parts are in. so do expect that throughout the night tonight, more rain, the potentially some moderate amounts of rain and a lot more to come. all right, lawrence, thank you. and you can stay with kron 4 for the latest on the stormy weather. you can scan the qr code which will take you to our website. kron 4 dot com there you will find the latest on the storm, including live radar where you live. >> air bnb has announced new year's eve reservation restrictions. it wants to prevent gas from hosting
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disruptive parties over the holiday weekend. guests without a history of positive reviews on air bnb platform cannot make reservations for an entire house that may pose heighten risks for unauthorized parties. the company says it would be focusing on local reservations instead of out of towners guests will also have to make their plans a few days in advance. no last-minute bookings are allowed. >> so joining us tonight to talk about these new rules is been bright. i'm sorry. with air bnb. ben, thank you for being with us. so give us a sense. we the general sense of what led to this policy would give us an overall. purview of what led to these concerns. what are your fears? one of the company's concerns and also how these rules address those. >> wouldn't you so much fears that i mean, this is really part of a long-term effort of ours to that's the best of our abilities to try address disrupted party. so we have some 24 7 features, including
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a party you know, whether it's new year's eve weekend or, you know, random weekday. we ban parties currently an air bnb not something that we allow in any of our listings for the time but we also acknowledge that in there just sometimes the year. halloween is another 4th of july. and and obviously forthcoming a new year's eve parties and prevail and sand. we need to up our game. and that's exactly what we're doing. so when you know, see certain factors that are more likely to lead to that needle in a haystack type of unauthorized that has led to this type of initiative which which show really does address people who either have negative reviews, an air bnb or who don't have any reviews at all. if you have that history of positive reviews on our platform. the steps the restrictions are not going back to >> so then you have 5.6 million listings around the world. how do you weed through all of those things when people are trying to book and find out, ok, this person has no history there trying to book a house for 10 people.
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how you have algorithms. how does that work? >> yes, so so it's automated and it's based on the foundation of identity verification. this is a really important part of a of what makes air bnb a trustworthy and say platform is that in the united states in order to use our platform. we first have to verify that you are who you say you are. i think lose your age. that includes you know, showing your government id again prove that you are you say you so, you know, we have all these factors that go into each and every reservation and its assassin automated manner. so, you know, we we know who our guests we know if they have that history of positive reviews or not. and we also know if the listing is, you know, as a 6 bedroom or you're just a private that a senior citizen is hosting again to make a few extra bucks on and on the side. so all these factors, we know going into it
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and it's it's done an automated manner. >> have you been getting feedback from property owners in. did that contribute to the the decision to make some of these policy changes. >> yeah. we we we have been in the feedback has been even before we take action to ban parties in the summer of 2020 on air bnb. the vast majority of our hose were already prohibiting parties and their own listings that to their hospitals because you don't want property damage. they respect their neighbors and they expect their guests in to to to show respect for neighbors as so these escalating measures and policies and systems to protect against parties to best our abilities have been well received and also impacted our decision to include certain restrictions on 00:00am night reservations over new year's eve. that was speed back then. the explain what you're talking about when you say you're going to be focusing on local reservations instead of out of towners. so 5 in san francisco and want to run place on the beach in half moon. bay is is that out of
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town, even if it's only 20 minutes away. we can't get into the exact radius of what we mean by that just because we don't want to kind of a plan play. but for those who are trying to circumvent those rules and and their parties. but for the reservations that is it not stick to whether it's a local reservation or if you don't have the history of positive reviews. you cannot make a woman reservation through over new year's eve where the local reservations come into play or for those 2 night in 00:00am night reservations and but that's just assessing, you with our history of bookings. what we have found is perhaps more likely to lead to an unauthorized party with that. we're talking about a party thrown by gas without the knowledge or consent of that home. so it is a needle in the haystack situation. it's rare, but when it happens, it can be disruptive. the sister assessing or you know, figuring out what may be more
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likely to lead to a reservation to to an parties. so been real quick. we're running out of time. but i just want to ask is are the possible you mentioned the holidays like halloween and new year's eve. is there a possibility that? >> these could become policy measures for all air bnb rentals. >> i think for now it we do have you know, certain restrictions that are 24 that that are based some of those risk factors that we discussed as far as these big ticket holiday i think for now we're we're we're still focused on the and you know, we're going to continue to see if we can improve these make them moving forward and, you know, try to get this down to 0. that's ultimately the goal. all right. ben bright from air bnb letting folks know that if you're planning a big wild party on new year's thank you for your been think you so much. >> still ahead at 6 is a national park.
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>> photo contest for the best of the best. how you can share your love of nature for a chance to be featured in exhibits and publications and his forty-niners begin their preparations for a thursday night showdown with the tennessee titans sports director jason dumas has reaction from the team. plus stand for women's basketball looks to take down undefeated, south carolina. coming up. and don't forget to join us on kron four's. we ring in the new year force grant lotus and justine waltman will count is down to 2020 to such a good looking couple there. watch the bay area's only live fireworks show as it sparkles over the bay bridge. the party starts at 11:30pm on new year's eve only here on kron 4.
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>> another live look at stormtracker 4 radar tonight. you can it's really center to off the coast that yellow area that's moving ashore should be here later on tonight. our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow will be back with us just a few minutes for another check on the rain totals around the bay area calling on nature photographers, a photo contest for sequoia and kings canyon. national parks is making a return after a hiatus last year. you can start submitting your pictures over the next 3 days on facebook using the hashtag sequoia kings nps photo contest 2021 there will be 3 winners in 6 categories sequoias wilderness, wildlife nature, dark sky and find your park
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winners will be announced by the end of the year just a few days. >> coming up next, the areas represented by state lawmakers as well as members of congress are changing what you can expect in the new year and that will last for the next decade.
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>> kron 4, is your local election headquarters. the areas represented by state lawmakers and members of
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congress are changing. and that means that people who represent you might be changing, too. as we enter midterm elections this year. next year kron capitol reporter ashley zavala explains what's next. >> new congressional and state legislative boundaries are set in california after the state's citizens redistricting commission unanimously approved them late monday night. i am particularly proud stuffy ari districts. we created to ensure representation. >> for those that have not had a voice in the the commissioners made the new maps following a set of strict guidelines. the federal voting rights act along with the latest census data which eliminated a u.s. house of representatives seat from california. well, the new maps reflect boundary shifts all over the state. >> that loss appearing to be taken away from the los angeles area, specifically representative lucille roybal allergists district. she announced monday night. she will not seek reelection them at finalization prompted numerous members of congress to announce their planning for
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reelection. tuesday. >> but new lines could cause inter party and incumbent clashes with the state legislature. same thing even before boundaries were finalized. several lawmakers already announced they will not seek reelection redistricting commissioners say the maps must now set for 3 days for public review, although no other changes are allowed. the new maps are likely to face litigation which the commission discussed very from. >> record gathering to a depositions. if. >> if necessary. the commission is set to reconvene after christmas. the maps must be certified to the secretary of state. december 27th in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> now to our 4 zone forecast as we take another live look at stormtracker 4 radar tonight and still a lot of green out. lawrence standing by, focusing on the rainy week ahead. yeah, a lot of that rain now coming into view by our doppler radar out there. now we've had as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in some parts of the north bay lighter amounts just a few hundreds elsewhere. but there's plenty more to come. in fact, over the next 7 to 10 days maybe longer than that,
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we're going to see a series of storms impact the bay area and the state they're now you've got slick roads. a lot of people traveling get ready for the holiday. and we've got plenty of storms coming our way. here's this first one expected to come onshore. you can see that rain moving through now more scattered showers and pop-up moderate amounts of rainfall as we head toward the middle of the night. and then as we head toward tomorrow morning. i think we've become more widely scattered early on. so not a washout for a commute early in the day. but then behind that, we start to see a change in the pattern. you get a little bit of a break by tomorrow afternoon. maybe a few scattered showers, but you can already see all that green to the north. that's the next storm system coming in. that one coming from the gulf of alaska will be a lot colder as it comes through. but then you'll notice that train of moisture just kind of sets itself up and it will continue to rain instead of passing to slowly it starts in the morning. pretty much continues all day long on thursday. finally moving out by the evening hours to taper off of that should be a much more significant soaker coming through on thursday. in fact, we're seeing that rain out there now you see those bands
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of moderate amounts of rain showing up in the yellow. the orange. you can see another one just off the coastline. now that one is going to start to factor in here coming in the next few hours here as it starts to move on shore. that rain, of course, will be picking up places like san francisco going to be seeing that moving right near neighborhoods at about 7.47 this evening mill valley at about the 7.56 in richmond about 08:30am, pacific about 7.26. there's a lot of rain all around the bay area. the rain is going to continue on and off for tonight, temperatures running a little cool. you've got a lot of 40's and some 50's outside right now. but we'll see some much cooler air coming in republican c some periods of some snow dropping in the bay area over the weekend. that some much colder air begins to filter in. but for tomorrow that i think are low that sets up the coastline that's going to push a little bit closer to the coastline that will keep things a little bit unsettling than that next. cold front bearing down on the bay area. that will be more significant rain as we get in toward thursday and that it's just the beginning of a series of storms rolling on through wet on and more substantial rain
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on thursday, showers continuing on friday. also in a christmas day and will be on that in the next week. >> and now kron 4 sports. >> the niners got in one last practice this week before the team headed off to nashville for their thursday night showdown with the titans. the niners are looking to get to a season-high 3 games. over 500. they've won 5 of their last 6 games. and one of the hottest teams in the nfl right now. but there's always a but they know they'll have to be on their p's and q's to get a road win on a short week. >> we've got to learn from the vets about alike, how to prep to the week. like recovering taking care of your body and. going on. the road is much different. playing at home on a thursday night game like that kind of. at home. more. so can you get to like obviously it's different here at home like. have yourself to kind of used to recover and get ready for the game. so on
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the roads, little different. so that's that's when you got to got to use the vets and guys who've been through it to. figure out, ok, what's the best way to go about this. make sure i'm ready to go come thursday night. >> tara vanderveer has really challenge her squad this season. today, march 13, 6 matchup with a top 25 team this year and happened to come against the number one ranked undefeated university of south carolina. the cardinal are coming off of a victory in knoxville against the seventh-ranked volunteers alleging right there. 1st quarter stanford up by 3 lexi hall from the wind. let's 14 in the first. finished with 17, then into second, cardinal up by 13. anna wilson. her brothers playing right now. russ, she finds haley jones for the nice lay in stanford led by 14 at the half. but usc they a race that 18 point lead quickly. they only trail by one after 3 and in the 4th.
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all tied up for and believe the with the nice lay in stanford takes the lead right back later in the fort haley jones scoring drive. he gets to the rim. scores right there. nice up and under stanford regains. the lead to bench loves it but south carolina. the answer right back. that's aliyah boston. she's a stud. he finishes 3 seconds left stanford down by 2. as you can see, a little confusion right here. the raft violation on for and believe me, she stepped into painful for the player left. let the ball go. the turnover prove costly for the stanford loses a heartbreaker 6561 after the game. tara vanderveer talk about how they have to clean up those turnovers you can't blow 18 point leads. >> we had 13 turnovers in the
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2nd half. think we had 7 in the 1st half. we didn't. we just didn't take care of the ball. well enough. that was i think that was our biggest problem. and then also, you know, they went inside to boston and she did a better job in the 2nd half. we just have to figure out a way to you know, 4 quarters together. we played a great 1st quarter. great 2nd quarter. you and our our 3rd quarter really strong. >> tar went on to say that you rather have these learning lessons early late. they have a really tough schedule and university. south carolina is a really, really good team on the road. rough environment. so i have a feeling we'll see these 2 teams play later in march stanford defending national champs have some championship pedigree themselves about. i mean, yeah. the coach knows how to handle the situation. she's you know, this. even her of women's basketball or he's the fees that he would tell you
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to be a rocket was she was only 14 years old and she was hired on the spot. she officially became a rocket at age 16 and made it her career for the next 21 years. well, now she's living in florida and teaching people. the toy soldier dance at the panama city center for the >> joy. >> i'm bringing joy. they give me as much as i feel i can give to them if they love it and just want to learn that just fires i'm just so excited. >> to share that. >> and you can learn the rockets choreography online yourself as well. they have to to royals posted on their instagram page bay area. rapper missed a fab is hosting a toy drive in oakland this week. the toys for joy christmas drive will be thursday at 45 o 3 market street in oakland that's between noon and 06:00pm. it's basically at 45th and market people can stop by. take bikes toys, hot meals and closing
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they can also in a raffle for gifts such as a playstation. the rapper says he hopes to inspire younger generations to give back live look outside of stormtracker 4 radar to show you just how much of the bay area's getting soaked snider chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. be back with us tonight in our primetime newscast to detail what's going on out there. you can always stay connected with us by downloaded the kron 4 mobile app for free. in your app store. and that's it for us tonight. at 6. have a nice evening, everybody will see have a good night.
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