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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news. 4. >> well, good friday morning and thank you for waking up with us bright and early full. the kron 4 morning amazing night for the warriors. if you're waking up this morning, graduations job well done. well, we have to get a look at the forecast. real quick and your traffic before you start today that we can get straight to the game. good morning, john. yeah, big news last night. great news to be seeing that. >> in pretty good news. as far as the weather goes as we make our way into the holiday weekend, you can see outside san francisco. if you look really closely, you can see
the leaves blowing around that cool sea breeze. that does continue across the bay area today, pushing in a little fog at the coastline, although most of us are seeing that dense of fog this morning. just some low cloud cover, partly cloudy skies today, as you will see some passing clouds through the day. current temperatures are mostly in the 50's. we're off to a mild start to what will be another mild afternoon just around the corner. winds are definitely a factor again, especially out towards fairfield. as you're doing your travels around today. get that memorial day weekend kicked off. watch out for a little bit of those breezy conditions on our mountain passes as well as our bridges. aside from that, though, forecast is cooperating today. 60's to 70's for your highs. be breaking down all the holiday weekend. forecast plans all still to come. brain todd, thank you for that. let's get a look at the traffic this morning at 10 minute drive traveling into the city. >> so that free must react to the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. about 13 minutes for your drive. there. the richmond center fell bridge a 9 minute
commute and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls about 20 minutes. well, after the final buzzer just 2 years ago, the warriors at the worst record in the nba. now they're heading to the nba finals for the 6th time in 8 years. they couldn't have done it without every player on their team doing their part. that's what we saw in last night's game. lawyers ball movement was so impressive. everyone was a self was on the floor, making the extra pass to turn a good shot into a great shot. the team finished with 36 assists on a 45 made field goals. the 2 players leading the way. the incredible back quarter, steph curry and klay thompson curry the floor general led the team with 9 assists. thompson led the team in scoring with 32 points on 50% shooting from beyond the arc. curry was named the first ever western conference finals. mvp. he's averaging more than 26 points per game in the postseason
while also facilitating curry said while accepting the trophy that this nba finals berth means more because of the adversity. this team is face. here's head coach steve kerr after the game about when the warriors went to houston 7 years ago. >> kind of had a flashback tonight, too. i would have been 7 years ago when we beat houston to get to the finals at oracle you know, we're up 10 or 12 with 30 seconds left. remember, you know, the place was just rocking and i just looked you through the arena and i couldn't believe that we had. you know, got into the finals and tonight was different, you know, because we've done wasn't the first time we've done it before. but it in a different way. i'm incredibly meaningful. given everything that we've been through. >> and fans predicted a double take at home in game 5, many
toll. our reporters on the ground ahead of the game and the warriors got it does. the arena was packed and loud. deafening is an understatement. the team had an awards ceremony right after the game. steph curry gave a shout out to the fans for their support and the crowd with it. wow. >> we've been open to the back >> and the lawyers next game is on june second at the chase center. their opponent is yet to be determined. governor gavin newsom is also celebrating the does when tweeting the warriors are our western conference champions making california prout coach car is a legit. and this team is talented down to the last guy on the bench, a team of superstars. but no egos next goal raise in the larry o'brien trophy. assembly member matt haney also tweeting the warriors are headed back to the finals. congratulations, detonation. let's get it done. it. and this is from san francisco. mayor london breed. let's go
back to the finals. we got was gears. it's been more than 2 months in state. lawmakers promise some relief to californians in response to rising inflation and the cost of gas. while democratic state leaders continue to work on a plan, some lawmakers want to take action by the end of this week. a bipartisan group of republicans and moderate democrats of trying to push through a bill that would suspend the state gas tax for a year. the bill is already the bill is to be passed in the assembly by the end of today. supporters say they're now have more democratic support to pass the measure. >> several have now said that they are in favor of it. we need to provide this relief. people have waited far too long. >> there are also ongoing efforts to send money to california. and governor newsom wants to send $400 to california. car owners is still disagreement on whether the payments should be based on income or family size. well, pge says there are nearly finished installing new safety settings in his power
lines. the new setting spans about 25,000 miles of line pg and e service area once complete, the safety settings will automatically shut off power within one 10th of a second. if the threat is detected like a tree branch falling on a power line. utility companies also working on other safety measures. those including burning about 10,000 miles of power lines underground. the project is not expected to be finished for several years. we are continuing to follow the developing story of the mass shooting that left 19 children and 2 adults dead in texas. authorities revealing in a press conference that the gunman was inside that elementary school for over an hour before law enforcement killed him. the families say heavily armed officers stood outside the school, restraining them rather than storming the building. authorities confirm that he was not stop from the moment he shot his grandmother to the point where he made entry into that school. >> he walked in unobstructed initially. so from. the
grandmother's house to the bar to the school into the school. he was not confronted by anybody. approximately an hour later. u.s. border patrol. tactical teams arrive. they make entry. shoot and kill the suspect. >> investigators were not able to answer why it took more than an hour to breach a classroom and killed the gunman. but we didn't learn the shooter's grandmother. shot in the face before heading to robb elementary is alive and is in stable condition. now. the proper procedures for police during mass shootings have changed over time. we sat down with a former swat team member on how was in the past how it is now and what questions need to be asked about what just happened in texas. kron four's dan kerman has those details. >> when looking at police response to mass shootings, the protocol up to and during
1999, ce columbine massacre was quite different. the officers did engage the subjects in the parking lot. >> but then they followed what the standard protocol us when officers were outgunned >> they they waited for tactical teams to respond. security consultant brian higgins is a lecturer at the john jay college of criminal justice. >> and retired bergen county police chief in swat team member. he says after columbine, the protocol changed waiting for tactical team is not the answer. officers will respond. have to go in immediately so long as the shootings occurred. initial reports suggest police in uvalde, texas initially followed protocol by engaging the shooter. 4 minutes after he entered robb elementary school. but then were driven back by gunfire. then an hour passed before tactical team re entered the school and took out the shooter. but we need to know is did the shooter stopped shooting number one? >> and where their victims in
this in this room would not been wounded. >> higgins says if that was the case, there can be an argument made for waiting to re enter the classroom. >> if there are victims who were not injured still in the room with this subject. if the officers enter and they're not prepared, they don't have the the the equipment and the tools to go waiting gauges subject. then they may create more injuries and more deaths and they don't want that. so there's this balancing act. we'll have we'll have to get more information to see. it wasn't a balancing act. and what were what were the tactics at the time? dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> a community in no way is honoring the 21 victims in the school shooting. the millbrae elementary school district invited the public to join a candlelight vigil last night to remember the 19 children and 2 teachers killed tuesday. they were students, parents and law enforcement officers there. the group also praying for peace and healing well,
gabby giffords knows firsthand what it's like to be the victim of gun violence. she's the former congresswoman who was shot in the head in 2011 during a campaign stop gifford was at manny's. the political community space in san francisco yesterday had a lot to say about what happened in texas conference. theresa has that story for us. >> our lives can change so quickly. minded when i was shocked. but i never give hope. i chose to make a new start to move ahead to not pull back. i'm nice only things how to walk, how to talk. and i'm i need to make the country safer. >> a powerful message from former u.s. representative gabby giffords speaking to an audience in san francisco on thursday, she shared her ongoing personal recovery from a brain injury after being shot in the head 11 years ago in an assassination attempt and mass shooting during a
political event, a better world is possible. >> she doesn't happen overnight and we can't do it alone. joining me, let's move ahead together. >> giffords spoke during a zoom gathering sponsored by manny's, the san francisco community space. giffords launched gun owners for safety following the sandy hook massacre where 20 children and 6 staff members were murdered ever since the organization is work towards preventing gun violence. well supporting the second amendment and fighting for national gun safety measures including universal background checks, safe ownership practices and advocacy programs. i'm sad. >> children, children, children in. terrible, terrible. i know it's hard but actually just read the names of the people who were shot and killed on tuesday. so we have new of rob lowe. the owner of manny's says that they plan to hold a vigil for the victims of tuesday's shooting.
>> and the shooting at the tops shopping market in buffalo last weekend. as for giffords, she says it is now more important than ever to keep fighting for more gun protections. we are living in challenging time, but we are up for the challenge. >> theresa kron, 4 news. >> and the gun control debate isn't just happening here in california. after the break. we're going to tell you what's happening with gun control reform up on capitol hill. fremont student is now in custody after making threats were going to. we'll break down what we know in the case later. the big basin redwoods might get a little bit of a facelift after being closed for 2 years after a wildfire. can you imagine the basin? that and more coming up on the kron. 4 morning news. i'm dan o'dowd and i approved this message.
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growing drought is adding to the fire danger in our state. the image on the left side of your is the latest drought monitor map made yesterday. >> if you compare that to the image on the right taken from this same time last week, you can see a larger part of the state is fallen back into that dark, exceptional drought category, which is the most severe. so i know a lot of you want to know what this means for us back here right now here at home as you are planning what you can do in terms of maybe water, your plants. john has been actively tracking that for in what are some tips? you have people watching what's going on, get rain from last week to this week. we went from one percent of the state that exceptional drought, which is that deepest red hue to about 12% of the state. and it now. >> at the start of the season, a whole lot of the bay area was in that worst category of drought last week we were in the deep red right there, which is the extreme drought to severe drought, which is what most of the bay area's. and but now you see the return of or room, which is that worst category of drought. so
as we work our way into this drier time of year, you've seen how we've started to slide back now to where we were around the start of the season last year, which was not a good place. we did see that early winter rainfall and snowfall spring just write us right out. so is asked, what do we do from this point forward? will fire danger remains paramount as we work our way on into your memorial day weekend precautions. as far as that goes, should be your first and foremost priority obviously cut back on your water. usage is also extremely important. now and a lot of the state is talking about men forcing that more and more so that more of us actually start cutting back because it doesn't look like we've been doing too good of a job at that. so far you can see out there. we do have relatively clear skies for the time being not a lot of fog to be talking about this morning. as for our current winds, winds mostly working their way in from the coast, the west and the southwest, a cool push of air from the ocean will
again keep temperatures really moderated today. we're right on the edge of this passing frontal boundary which is working its way across the reason already nudged out that high pressure ridge resulting in that cooler feel that we have to finish out this week compared to where we were to start the week. now today passing clouds. but you also plenty of bright skies between the clouds as we work our way into tomorrow. skies will also be partly cloudy at times, mostly sunny others. as for the sierra saturday night into sunday could see a few light sprinkles. maybe even a few flurries above 9,000 feet elevation. nothing super significant to worry about that would impede your travel as we move into the holiday weekend. today's temperatures very familiar because we are right here yesterday, too 50's and 60's at the coast and mostly 60's to 70's along the bay shore. what a change of pace specially for inland areas from the 90's and even triple digits. we had just 2 days ago livermore, you'll be at 78 to degrees today. one of
our warmer spots. well, oakland, berkeley and richmond in the 60's, antioch, vacaville pittsburgh, in the low 80's. while fairfield at 77 santa rosa at 78 degrees. getting your lookahead temperatures tomorrow will be a little cooler than today. even as will be the case on sunday. a very cool memorial day weekend. after that, though, we reversed course and see numbers starting to climb again by tuesday. inland areas climbing back into the mid-eighties and by wednesday of next week, nearing the 90's right now. john, thank you for that. let's get a look at your friday traffic this morning. a 10 minute drive from the maze. 2 that u.s. tx ahead into the city. >> san mateo bridge and across towards the peninsula. about 13 minutes to make it to one o one out of richmond as you're heading across to war, sandra fell about a nine-minute drive and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls around 20 minutes. well, a case of monkeypox has been confirmed in california. the cdc and sacramento county public health says it's in
sacramento. it's one of 9 confirmed cases in the u.s. across 7 states. the cdc has issued a level 2 health notices, monkeypox cases spread around the world. but the risk is still considered left. travelers are being advised to take extra precautions. monkeypox symptoms include headaches, muscle aches, fever, and a distinctive rash. well, ad lab says it is actively developing a test for monkeypox. a spokesperson told reuters the company will provide test kits to partner of its pandemic. defense coalition. as for now, the cdc says the vaccine for smallpox is considered effective protection from monkeypox. on sunday, president joe biden and the first lady will travel to uvalde texasito grieve with the community that lost 21 lives and the horrific elementary school shooting and the president is also pushing for solutions aimed at keeping communities and children safer in the future. alexandra limon joins us live with the latest.
good morning, alex. rain. a good morning in a tweet earlier this week, president joe biden said that when the federal assault weapon ban was in place, mass shootings decreased and when that assault weapon ban expired, mass shootings tripled in this country. >> but if democrats want to get any new gun laws on the books, they're going to need republicans to join them. >> the shooting in uvalde, texas and they're pushing back against republicans who say the solution to school shootings is to harden schools with armed security personnel know. >> putting more armed adults in schools is not the answer. if more guns was the answer, united states of america will be the safest nation in the world. reports indicate the shooter entered robb elementary school through an
unlocked door and was in there for up to an hour before he was stopped by armed officers on the scene. >> all the while he was executing students and teachers inside. how is this acceptable? democrats like california senator alex say lawmakers have a responsibility to make the mass shooting stop and they say more gun safety measures like universal background checks, assault weapon bans, high capacity magazine bans and red flag laws are a big part of the solution. goal and our hope and our belief is that we can find that common ground. connecticut senator chris murphy is leading the negotiations with republicans, but following the shooting in that texas elementary school, republicans have focused on the issue of mental health and providing resources for schools to be able to identify possible threats. >> this is not an excuse. >> friends of second amendment rights of law abiding citizens. i just don't think gun ban work.
>> now senator chuck schumer says he will not allow these negotiations to drag out indefinitely instead, he's giving republicans and democrats 2 weeks to negotiate. after that, he says he'll force a vote on the senate floor on gun legislation reporting live in washington. alexandra limon, thank you for that update. alex. >> in the future, it will be a more immersive and natural feeling experience. >> coming up next on the kron, 4 morning news. can you imagine the bays and we're going break down the new vision officials half for the iconic park. we'll be right back after the break.
state officials are announcing a new vision for the park. they call that project re imagining big bays. it it will include moving the visitor building out of the corps old growth, part of the force. they can also move some campsites and set up a shuttle from the visitors building to the part now, the park will reopen this summer with limited access. still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news, the family of a victim of the vta shooting is now filing a lawsuit against the company. we're going to break down the lawsuit. >> but you in just a few minutes, stick around. well,
welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news. a time for you now go on for 38. am. >> here on this friday morning. hey, hopefully had a great week. we have a lot of changes in the forecast. and so i'm looking forward to what the changes are going to be for this holiday weekend. good morning, don. yeah, keeping the cool stuff around reno, which is nice. >> it is a good feeling the 90's and triple digits and back to the 70's. i don't think too many of us i did that too much. your view outside this morning. skies are clearing up your berkeley hills camera clear than it was yesterday. so fog isn't as much of an issue. we do have some cloud cover sitting overhead, partly cloudy skies through the course of your friday. now, temperatures right now are mostly in the 50's hayward, fremont redwood city, oakland and concord are each sitting at 58 degrees. very mild way to kick off this
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