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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> and we have breaking news at 5 to takes us. martinez, where, as you can see, a large brush fires. >> threatening an elementary school right now. firefighters say that the pacheco fire has turned into a 3 alarm vegetation fire. several fire agencies are responding to assist on the front lines. good evening, everybody. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm catherine heenan. that fire is burning near la junta, solemn entry on pacheco boulevard and martinez. firefighters, of course, asking people to please avoid that area right now. the video here showing
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the smoke us from the citizen app. no reports at this point of evacuations that could change. but we have learned that cal fire and contra costa fire are responding to this brush fire. >> we do have a crew headed to the scene. we will bring you any updates. >> and meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez. you're monitoring the conditions. what are firefighters up against a very hot and dry conditions out there. so no surprise that the fire sparked in that area. most of our warmest inland valleys in the east bay, flirting with 90's to greet degree today. but today we are right now tracking temperatures in the mid 80's relative humidity, extremely dry out there. even with that bit of monsoonal moisture, 18% relative humidity and wind speeds right now at 13 miles per hour. so we're currently tracking winds out of the southwest out there right now near martinez in concord where that fire is burning, but future wind gusts, especially shortly before and after the
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sun sets at some are going to notice winds around 20 to 25 miles per hour. so we'll get a little bit gustier throughout tonight. but then around midnight, calmer conditions and we're going to see wind speeds in the single digits during the overnight hours. in our latest drought monitor map was released today and we are tracking severe drought conditions holding steady for most of the bay area. but temperatures still hot as you make your way inland conquered 86 degrees. you're about 30 degrees warmer than pacifica and even half moon bay currently at 63 degrees. your full forecast coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. catherine and vicki. >> i'm overjoyed at this sick. that coloration will make a difference in tons of several things up for us is really a simple issue of making sure we know what's going on in the country. >> it's official monkeypox is now a nationwide public health emergency. we're following today's declaration from president biden addressing the federal response to the disease. this comes after more than 6600 americans have
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tested positive for the today's declaration from the president will make it a lot easier. it is hoped for local health agencies to tap into federal funding and they say it will improve access to vaccines and treatment and testing in the past week, more than 600,000 doses have been distributed all over the country as many as 80,000 week are now being performed. the white house has been criticized for doing this way too slowly as the monkeypox outbreak began. some bay area lawmakers agree local doctors are hoping today's announcement from the white house will get critical resources out there faster to people who need it. most. >> we need to make it easier to roll this out to the people who need them most, which is that at msm population and trans people have with men until this is it's probably going to bleed over into the general population and time is of the essence. time is
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ticking. the longer we wait, the more and more expensive. it's going to be not only in terms of dollars, but in terms of emotional starts. monkeypox contact, including. >> hugging and kissing, sharing bedding towels and clothing. and so far most of the people infected have been men. but health officials emphasize the virus really can, in fact, anyone. no pox shot straight given out today at sf general. that's because they ran out of the vaccine. >> now san francisco health officials are considering whether a smallpox vaccine might help. one in particular called a cam 2000 approved in 2007, 100 million doses were. so i have been stored in the strategic national stockpile. california has requested some of them not clear yet whether they will be put to use. so we've seen the difficulty san
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franciscans have had getting the monkey pox vaccine in san mateo county well, a different set of problems, no vaccination clinics at all. kron four's dan kerman reports. >> we've seen the long early morning lines of san franciscans trying to get the monkeypox vaccination at one of a handful vaccination clinics. but no such clinics existence. san mateo county here, the public health department is giving vaccines to major health care systems in the county. and much of the rest is being shipped up to san francisco, the staff member david cameron's office was to go to san francisco and wait in line with everyone else and hopefully get a shot. >> patrick is and lives in san mateo county. he says that's not a legitimate way of taking care of those most at risk. there are man who lives san mateo county and i am a i was kind of hoping my county government would work for me and my supervisor would work free, but appears not to be the case. >> we're not going where we want to be to be as far as creating the best access. and
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so we continue to work on that. mark newman is the director of public health policy and planning for the san mateo county public health departments. he says vaccine doses are being sent to san francisco because they believe many of their at risk residents seek health care there. but he knows more needs to be done. we're hoping next week to be able to have a better system in for people to register with us that are in the high-risk populations so that we can use that information to inform any clinics that we might be able to do or direct them to the appropriate health care provider that has that patrick hopes that happens quickly. >> i'm wondering, do i count in county? dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> there are more than 800 confirmed cases of monkeypox in california. some lawmakers in sacramento are calling on the state to do more to senator scott wiener was one of 11 lawmakers to send the governor a letter calling on newsom to green light an
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emergency budget allocation of 38 and a half million dollars. wiener says the funding would directly assist the fight against monkeypox on a local level. to support county. >> public health departments which are responsible, expanding testing vaccination and community outreach. we need to make sure the counties but their public health departments have the support that they need. >> this comes as winner is set to chair a brand new monkeypox select committee serving on it with him. republican senator rosalie say cho of vogue members of the monkeypox select committee will have the first meeting next tuesday. for the latest information on this disease, including a monkeypox case tracker and vaccination site. you can scan this qr code and it will take you right to our website. to the east bay. now, a former richmond police officers in custody tonight after the department fired him for beating a man with a taser. and this is an update to a story we brought you yesterday. also reminder, the video is graphic. surveillance
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video shows eric smith junior beating a man with a taser repeatedly. this was after a traffic stop last april. the richmond police department fired him for using excessive force tonight to he is being held on a $16,000 bail. gunfire nearly strikes. a police officer in oakland happened yesterday afternoon. the association says that the officer was just sitting inside his unmarked car near the macarthur bart station when 2 people started shooting up from both sides of the car. bullets hit the car, but the officer was not hurt. detectives were able to arrest both of the shooters. san jose police have arrested a man accused of shooting people at random with a pellet gun. they between april 14th and 15th, this man, nicholas montoya shot 7 people with lead pellets from a high-powered rifle. 6 of the 7 victims were women, including 15 year-old
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john, a view to rally. she talked to kron 4 about what happened back in june. she says the pellet entered her long causing the lung to collapse agenda had to have emergency surgery. she has since recovered. >> we have multiple victims who have pellets in them for the rest of their life. he really set about on a campaign of terror. these were not childish pranks with a low powered weapon. these were deliberate sniper attacks on innocent victims. >> police say what they described as a unique suspect. vehicle description led them to montoya. he is being held without bail. he has been charged with 7 counts of assault with a deadly weapon. if he's convicted, he could spend up to 21 years in prison. >> former san francisco de a chase dean says that he will not be running for reelection in november. he says that he wants to focus on his family. he tweeted out his decision this morning. voting also expressed concern that some of
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the programs he created will end the current da brooke jenkins. we'll run a special election in november to finish out dean's term. there will be a regular election for the position in november of 2023. and developing news out of minnesota where a gunman opened fire inside the mall of america. police have been. >> looking for that man and they've say they have not found anyone who was actually shot. police released video. it shows what appeared to be a man you're looking at police officers there. but video showed a man who was walking near a nike store who fired at least 3 shots. we will bring you any new developments. >> a cooling tower at the embassy suites. napa valley is at the center of a legionnaires outbreak. county health officials say a dozen people were infected. one person has died. the cooling tower at the hotel is on california boulevard in napa. health officials say it did contain high levels of the
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bacteria. the tower has been taken offline. people can get sick when they breathe and small drops of water or accidentally swallow water, which contains the bacteria. the disease is treatable with antibiotics. if it is detected early, the cdc is reportedly planning to ease quarantine recommendations for people exposed to the covid virus. the agency is expected to. >> d emphasize 6 feet of social distancing and regular screening for covid in schools as a way to monitor the spread of the virus. the plan says people who are sick with covid should still isolate the changes could be released this week. new at 5, the contra costa county fire protection district has a named its first female assistant chief tracy daughter is the new assistant chief of the support services division. she previously served in the district's fire prevention bureau as a captain. and she brings a wealth of administrative experience, particularly in building construction. this
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promotion is among several leadership changes at the growing district which recently absorb the east contra costa fire protection district. up next, antioch police released details on new evidence tied to the disappearance of oakley. >> woman alexis gain.
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>> the family of alexis, gabe sharing new details about the
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24 year olds di appearance and presumed murder. the oakley woman has been missing since january. investigators believe she was killed by her ex-boyfriend who was later killed during a confrontation with police or conversely call takes a look at key points in the timeline of this case. >> antioch police detective john recently wrote alexis gabe's family a letter which they are making public. it details how investigators tracked this case for more than 4 months from the night. a lexus banished to the day the man believed to have killed her was shot and killed by police. her ex-boyfriend, marshall jones on january, 26th gas station surveillance video shows a lexus making her way to jones's home in antioch, the forensic download of her car and cell phone data shows she was in the area of his home at 6.37. that night, though, there is no video of her arriving or ever leaving about 2 and a half hours after her car parked jones began a nearly two-hour phone call
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with his father, though. police do not believe the 2 remained on the line with each other or that jones was with the phone the whole time. 4 minutes later, a lexus is part turned on and began moving. her phone was tracking with it. detective john notes historical data shows a lexus drove a specific way from antioch to her home in oakley, with no deviations until this trip. the car parked in oakley about 12 minutes after leaving antioch. the driver exited the vehicle alone. with the lexus is phone. about 8 minutes later, the phone was turned off the drivers then tracked on surveillance videos walking from oakley to antioch, again, believed to be jvnes. investigators say when jones got back home before midnight, he wrote a lexus a text message asking if she made it home. following an outgoing unanswered phone call the next morning. alexa says mom called jones asking if he saw her the night before he said yes. and later texted saying she left his house at around 9 o'clock.
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oakley police opened a missing persons investigation less than 4 hours later the next day, january 28th jones gave oakley police consent to search his house except the master and spare bedrooms. he also turned his phone over to police for forensic download less than 2 hours later, detective john states in the letter. but jones drove to his mother's house and unloaded several large, heavy garbage bags into the backyard or garage later that night. gps tracking and surveillance footage puts jones in the area of pioneer in amador county. investigators eventually shared with the public that a handwritten note believed to have been written by jones provided directions on where to dispose of the body on february. first, when police say jones was seen staying at his mother's house with a gun, investigators executed a search warrant of marshall jones's home and found traces of blood later found to have
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alexa says dna. the shower curtains in jones's bathroom were also missing. the next day, jones flew alone to washington to stay with his father in the ensuing 4 months. antioch and oakley police executed a search warrant that jones's sister's home in vacaville and conducted air and ground searches in pioneer in antioch, alexa says cell phone case was discovered by a search volunteer which had both alexa says and jones is dna on may. 19th jones's mother was arrested for aiding and abetting but she was released after no charges were filed less than 2 weeks later on june. first, jones was killed by police in washington after they say he lunged at officers with a knife. to this day. alexis's body has not police are convinced she was murdered. phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> all right. so taking a live look outside right now as we check on your weather. that is san francisco's embarcadero on
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a classically gray day. a new city. it's a really foggy, but my brisas embrace. we did get some more. but hot weather today didn't wait. yes, specially for warmest inland valleys, novato flirting with 90's, antioch, to reach that ninety-degree mark just about a half-hour ago, cooling down into the mid 80's. it's all relative, though. we're starting to see seasonal temperatures out there right now at this 5 o'clock hour, which is just an indicator of how got. >> earlier this afternoon, conquered in antioch, 86 degrees about 25 degrees cooler and warmer than our coolest coastal city. right now, downtown san francisco and half moon bay. thanks. tough august on the cool side at 63 degrees. so we're tracking a lot of deep marine layer out there right now. and it's only going to get thicker during the overnight hours. and we're also going to see some patchy coastal drizzle as well and slight mugginess for your thursday afternoon. but also we're going to see widespread light scattered showers. bring us traces amount of rain right along our bay area coastline and east
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bay shoreline. not so much clearing and that's what's going to contribute or cooling trend. and that's going to help cool us down to exactly where we should for this time of year from coast to valley. so overnight lows tonight, widespread mid to upper 50's along the coast with low to mid 60's. as you make your way inland going to be on the mild side for san jose. only cooling down to 63 degrees with antioch at 60 c 6 degrees and temperatures tomorrow. finally going to cool down to exactly where we should be for our warmest inland valleys. concord n livermore, mid 80's right on par with where you should be for august standards and oakland, 72 degrees of downtown san francisco. very seasonal temperatures there at 67 degrees. taking a look ahead at your next 7 day outlook below average highs on monday. we're tracking a drier forecast. not going to be as muggy for the bay area this weekend about 5 degrees below normal for most of our inland valleys, struggling to reach the low 80's. back to you, catherine and vicki. >> thank a breeze to this just in solano county's health
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department has confirmed the first human case of west nile virus in the county health officials say that the person is from vacaville and is currently recovering. west nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. several bay area counties have reported finding mosquitoes carrying west nile experts advise residents to drain any standing water, making sure that their doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep those mosquitoes out. that the use insect the insect repellents to help keep mosquitoes from biting. a its doors. how the local music community is coming together to support the struggling
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>> most of us, there's a still one day left in the work week, but for 2 towns in connecticut, the weekend is already here. yeah, which is a pretty nice. so those times are testing a four-day workweek. but this is an effort to improve employee morale and productivity. the idea has been gaining a lot of traction in many places, a worldwide reporter mike masciadrelli has the story. happy thursday. julia youtube thursday is the new friday for julia and becky town hall employees and ellington. >> what started as an idea a few years ago is now a reality with the town adopting a four-day workweek for a 90 day trial period. this means that
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town hall will be closed on fridays at ellington town. all they have their new town office hours posted here at the entrance now to make up for friday off, employees will be starting their day half hour early and ending in a half hour later monday through thursday this week over and spend very cheerful and fixated and like the longer days are absolutely a great trail. along with improved employee morale. they're excited for a better work life balance. i think it's going to be. >> so convenient to schedule personal things with family. my kids are at home on summer break. so to be nice to take him to the lake town hall employees will still work 40 hours to earn the three-day weekend in the new hours are already learning in job candidates. we had a. >> a few candidates come in for a new job interview and everything we asked them. what attracted you to the town of ellington? and they told us that the four-day workweek earlier mornings in later nights they believe will cater
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to more residents schedule. she always came before the day started and the phone was ringing ellington's four-day workweek experiment comes at the same time as is there's been one unifying. >> part that they all want and that's a more balanced work life. michael per car was referencing a recent town survey. the pandemic, he says accelerating the interest for a four-day workweek. >> all age groups in agreement with so many remote jobs, it could be the incentive to keep people coming to the office. it absolutely needs to be looked at in order. >> for the employer or employers to remain competitive in this workforce around the globe. several countries have adopted or tested four-day workweeks, including iceland, the uk, spain in belgian companies in these countries have reported a boost in productivity. >> hire talent, attraction and retention, improved mental health among employees and energy cost savings have a good weekend in ellington mike mask and raleigh.
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>> up next, a bus crashes in new york, injuring several people. what police say happened just before the accident. and we're tracking a severe weather in reno, nevada, phoenix, arizona. a look at the damage left behind by the massive flooding. plus, president biden hosting a discussion on get out of the way there on the democrats. new inflation reduction act. the president says it's going to be a landmark bill for
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>> there's a new effort san francisco city leaders to keep the doors of laguna honda hospital open. 2 lawsuits have now been filed against the federal they were filed against health and human services and the centers for medicare and medicaid services. that first lawsuit asks that federal funding for the hospital stay in place while the legal process plays out, the city could lose that money by mid september because of a string of violations of the hospital. the second lawsuit asks that patient transfers be stopped. it is a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of patients. >> we know that laguna honda has challenges. we understand the need to make corrective action. and we've already implemented significant amounts of corrective action based on the recommendations of cms and what we know that we have to do. >> some patience, as you probably know, have already been moved to other facilities. city


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