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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 4. >> well, good morning and thank you for waking up with this bright and early here on the kron. 4 morning news. i'm reyna harvey and today is friday. might be the last day of drier temperatures. john, still pretty cold. but i know that rain is supposed to come early next week. >> yes, or warmest day of the forecast. another dry day we are looking at conditions today. that will be the most inviting for venturing outside today. a good one for that extra long walk for the hike. whatever you want to do outdoors, feel free to get out there today and take care of it. golden gate bridge looks
nice and clear. we've been seeing fog free days at the golden gate bridge lately. love to be seeing that. certainly nice to be crossing the bridge and it seems clear conditions with the light jackets on chilly this morning, though, we're back to frost advisories up in solano county as well as the central valley. up until 09:00am this morning, those of you in fairfield, the niche of allay pittsburgh vacaville all in the midst of freezing temperatures. lows falling as low as 30 degrees up there in solano county. right now we're in the 30's for morgan hill as well as dublin at 39 degrees. not quite as cold as yesterday for hayward and fremont. you're at 43 santa rosa holding on to 40 while fairfield and vallejo in the low 40's as well. now later on today, daytime highs looking pretty solidly in the 60's. as i mentioned, today is the most vile day of the forecast. you want to capitalize on it. we've got some sunshine. we've got some 60's that's going to add up really well to what it feels like later on after this. the storm door opens again and we start to get even
cooler. that's your forecast john, thank you for that. let's get a look at your bridges this morning. heading into the city right now. 7 minutes, mace that fremont street exit. >> well, the san mateo you want to want a 13 minute ride heading across towards the peninsula. the richmond, sandra fell bridge about 7 minutes as you travel at a richmond and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. 21 minutes. well, the job of thousands of twitter employees are on the chopping block employees of the social media company have been notified to brace themselves for a wave of layoffs starting today. the big changes are happening shortly after elon musk's purchase. the company and email was sent out to all of twitter's employees yesterday. it didn't include exact numbers, but it warned everyone to get ready for a second email today. that will let them know who gets to stay and who has to go. all twitter offices will be temporarily closed and batch accesses spend it so empl
least not on site. the state of california requires an employer to give a written notice of a mass layoff 60 days before the order takes effect. but it's not clear how many of twitter's employees are going to be. let go and how long they can stay on board before their last day. it doesn't sound like very long. according to the memo sent out which kron 4 obtain. take a look. the letter reads, quote, in an effort to place twitter on a healthy plan, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on friday. it went on to say employees who are terminated will get directions on their next steps and their personal email in sheer with seen at weighed in on the looming layoffs. >> the real question that we get to past, you know, how does this impact the company is? what does this mean for how you and i will be using twitter or if you don't use twitter, how is this going to change the way that the world's who surround twitter
are going to be impacted, right, that the politicians who are addicted to it, entertainment sports, all these things that have become intertwined with twitter. that is really where i'm curious to see where the changes are going to be. >> we'll share went on to say twitter's moderation and security were questionable. even prior to musk acquisition. so he wonders whether that and the overall experience on twitter could be impacted if a lot of employees with institutional knowledge are fired. there are several other bay area tech companies announcing they're going to be laying off in some cases. hundreds of employees kron four's is talked with a pair of economic experts to get their perspective on these layoff announcements. >> layoffs announced in the bay area tech sector ranging between 13 to 18% of the workforce at companies like rideshare lift payment processing platform. streit,
business technology solutions open door and digital banking. time bay area council economic institute executive director jeff ellis. i rios perspective on these developments. so i i think this is a continuation of the wave of layoffs we've been seeing, particularly in tech. >> many companies now pulling back in anticipation of a recession next year. i think that the thing to keep in mind is that many of these companies grew quickly over the course of the pandemic. so a bit of this is course correction. and it's also the case that >> stock valuations are down and there's just not as much money to go into growth. focus strategies anymore. the chair of the economics department at sounds a state university, matthew lee and talked about other potential factors leading to these tech layoffs to be honest, you know, i think it it could be a mix of the recession, but also changes in it. in and work modalities and whether people need to be employed in in the bay area as much. so that's
what's interesting to me as someone who studies economics, what types of positions are these typically? >> i think you're you're seeing potentially some people that are close to retirement. some of these may be entry level. i think it's tough to really know from the announcements made today. economic experts say these job losses are occurring in the labor market. that remains tight and how quickly those laid-off return to the workforce is something they'll be keeping an eye on. that's a key piece to watch because depending where you are in our region unemployments about 2%. >> so they're not many people on the sidelines today. it's and i saw a lot of competition for that so we'll be watching or are those people that are being laid off today and this week? are they quickly finding work or is this a you know, i longer higher unemployment scenario for our region. >> has it made kron 4 news? >> well, there are more people losing jobs from tech companies here in the bay area earlier this week, digital bank chime was laying off 12% of workers. that's around 160 people and real estate tech
firm open door said it was laying off over 500 workers or 18% of their company. online retailer. amazon also said that would pause corporate hiring for the next few months. well, the husband of house speaker nancy pelosi is back at home. that's after being struck in the head with a hammer and undergoing surgery for a skull fracture. now, speaker pelosi released a statement saying thanks to the excellent trauma care medical team at zuckerberg, san francisco general hospital paul is making steady progress on what will be a long recovery process. meantime, the defendant, the attack in that attack, david dip happ remains behind bars facing both state and federal charges. his preliminary hearing is scheduled for today in the district attorneys, most recent filing to detain him without bail. prosecutors have revealed much of the evidence and according to criminal defense attorney steve clarke, that could be a problem.
>> the amount of detail that has been disseminated to the public about this case in such short order is calling into question mister dip happ's ability to get a fair trial. the defense may seek to keep his interrogation out of evidence and how did they on ring this bell when the da's office is putting in very detailed responses, he admits may have made even before that is bindi deemed to be admissible. >> well, happening now, a daly city man is recovering after a random attack at his workplace. that turned deadly this happening tuesday morning in san francisco's visitation valley neighborhood. now he's sharing his story with kron four's gayle on. take a look. >> the victim i spoke with says he has been working at a 7.11 for 40 years and after tuesday's brutal attack inside the store, he says he is scarred physically and mentally and no longer able to work. >> he went inside and the stock hitting me.
>> bob, who doesn't want to reveal his last name says he is one of at least 3 victims, all brutalized in the visitation valley area of san francisco earlier this week. it was just before 6.30, tuesday morning when bob says he was starting his shift at the 7.11 on bayshore boulevard when he saw a man dragging another man from the nearby bus. stop into the store is a bong window. >> knocking you said talking him and said but then and then made the man on one. >> then bob says the man started attacking him. bob was hit on the head, at least 5 times, giving him multiple lacerations around his head and the ruptured eyelid once the suspect left the store managed to call 9-1-1. but then he says the suspect turned his attention on a bystander. a 77 year-old man who later died on the scene. surveillance video shows the brutal attack. san francisco police arrested 32 year-old child short at the scene. he is facing charges of homicide
assault with a deadly weapon and robbery up what is coming at them to come into the store. >> but they went over and decide it said what happened and a lot of them. and then that. i don't know what happened. that. >> mommsen says while his family is relieved that bob survived, there needs to be more resources for people dealing with mental health issues feel like that's what this person is going through. >> on top of it. drug obese it just seems like this is a combination of both. and that circumstances where people are at the wrong place there on time. >> local leaders say they are working with police and other city agencies to prevent these types of attacks from happening in the community in the studio. gayle ong kron. 4 news. >> on the peninsula, investigators say they buried car found in the backyard of an atherton mansion was possibly buried for insurance fraud. it was found october 20th after landscapers discovered it during a job at
a home on stockbridge avenue. authorities eventually confirmed that they did not find a body in or near the car. police say it was buried sometime in the 1990's. the car was reported as stolen to the palo alto police department and to an insurance company. the registered owner was john liu. also on the property at the time. he's now dead but was convicted of a variety of crimes throughout his life, including attempted murder. that conviction was eventually overturned by the california supreme court. coming up on the kron 4 morning news, the war in ukraine has lasted for 8. >> long months. and there's a local doctor who has returned after a teen in ukraine. >> we'll have the details after the break. president biden was back in socal back in candidate. we have a live report from dc after the break report from dc after the break on that. we'll be right back.
>> well, a warning now from g 7 diplomats to russia saying there will be massive consequences if it continues plans to invade ukraine. russia has escalated its attacks on civilians and infrastructure. russia has also made unfounded claims that ukraine is preparing to use a radioactive dirty bomb, suggesting that moscow might respond with nuclear weapons. but thursday, the un nuclear watchdog panel reported that inspections have turned up no evidence any ukrainian plans to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb. well, since russia invaded ukraine, millions of ukrainians have been displaced from their homes. well,
millions have fled the country. there are still those who travel to ukraine to offer help. that includes some from the san francisco base organization. doctors outreach kron four's rob nesbitt spoke with one of those doctors. >> doctor eduardo dolan went on his first medical trip to ukraine a month after russia's invasion. he just returned on saturday from his second time there and is already planning a 3rd from deadly airstrikes to massive power blackouts. life in ukraine has been difficult in other parts of the world. the blue and yellow flag of the country hangs in solidarity, including a doctor. eduardo dolan, san francisco office 23rd war. >> that ukraine has had with russia. felt a deep obligation to to do something. >> the disaster medicine specialist who was half ukrainian has traveled all over the world to help after earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons. just a few weeks after the russian invasion, he decided to travel to lviv ukraine to experience his first war bringing medical
supplies with him and offering his expertise at a veterans hospital. folks with amputations. paralyzed patients were bullets or shrapnel had. >> had severed the spinal cord and and so a lot of when we have each patient with a story to share and influencing doctor dolan to return to ukraine for a second time in october. >> during both trips he experience days when sirens went off to warn about the possibility of a military air strike. it's very airy not knowing when a bomb. >> can land on you. that's scary, scary. but the doctor says you'd be surprised to see the level of resistance shared by ukrainians partly because of the evening video messages scene each night. but ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky, but also because of the people's love of their country, not willing to give it up her. no person willing. >> the compromise and negotiate with russia. they want all of their territory back and we're willing to fight till the end. for it.
doctor dolan says he plans on making another trip to ukraine as soon as he's able for his next trip. he wants to bring satellites with him to donate to the ukrainian military to help with faster communication reporting in the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt. kron. 4 news. the heights. always a nice to see stories of people helping and running to 8 people. >> back here at home, we've been focused really primarily on the weather and now that we're here into our friday weekend, i think we get a small break in terms of range on, but it's not for long. >> yeah. in the middle of this break right now, yesterday. such a nice one today. going to be another nice one. tomorrow we start to see rainfall returning that storm door open slowly into the afternoon. then swings wide open tomorrow night and allows us a pretty consistently rainy forecast into much of next week where we're at right now, golden gate bridge, crystal clear. love to show that bridge when you can see it because most of the time fogged in from the sierra to the bay area. it's quiet right
now. we are going to be looking at a very different end to the weekend for the sierra nevada. so today's travels up there. easy not so easy as you're heading back from the mountains on sunday where we're sitting right now. we have this warm front gradually gliding across the region. this is making today our warmest day of the forecast. but yet another system that cold front sitting to our north is about to drop down our directions. so up today, down after this, temperatures will slide downhill a little bit into tomorrow. that's going make today the warmest day in the most consistently dry. one of the forecast tomorrow, a few midday showers are possible. you can see here right around 12:45pm rainfall moving into the north bay into early afternoon mid afternoon for the rest of the bay area. then rainfall really picks up on into your saturday evening saturday into sunday morning. we'll see some showers sunday. anticipate a bit of a break midday before resurgence of rainfall on later in the day on sunday. as for the sierra
talked about that and to the weekend, that's not going to be so easy for travel. winter storm warning taking effect sunday lasting through tuesday of next week. we already have a good amount of snowfall up there from what we saw earlier this week. now we're going to add on top of it multiple days of new snowfall. absolutely. love to see it. as for city today it's 50's and 60's for your highs. 50's and 60's up the coast and really most of the rest of us rising firmly into the 60's today is going to be the only day that we see temperatures this warm saying carlos at 67, san jose at 65 well free might union city at 62 today. walnut creek among our warmer spots like danville and conquered all at 68 for your highs. our closest spots to 70 degrees today center fell in novato also getting up to 68 degrees. looking ahead to tomorrow's temps a little bit cooler than today's. and then it's back down into the 50's. we go for the rest of the forecast. chance of
showers later in the day tomorrow. don't forget to adjust your clocks back saturday night into sunday morning. sunday itself is going to bring our most significant showers later in the day monday and tuesday. keeping the rain going with a chance, even lingering into wednesday raven. all right, john, thanks for that. let's check on your traffic on this friday. heading into the city right now about 7 minutes. >> so that fremont street exit, well, the san mateo bridge 80 to 101, 13 minute ride heading across towards the peninsula. your richmond, sandra fell bridge down to an 8 minute like commute and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. you're looking at 20 minutes on this friday morning. the time for us now for 28 am and with just 4 days to go until the midterm elections. nearly 33 million voters have already cast their ballot. democrats and republicans are putting things into high gear to try and motivate voters. washington correspond reshad hudson joining us live with the latest. good morning. reshad.
good morning. just to show how close these races actually our president biden and former president trump are campaigning for candidates and what's traditionally considered safe seats. we're talking about deep bread and deep blue states. >> we're just getting started. president biden spent thursday evening campaigning in san diego for congressman mike levin, who is in a tough re-election battle. it's not a referendum. >> this is choice. >> the choice between 2 fundamentally different versions of america. >> the president warned voters about what he believes is at stake in this election. and i think gain control of congress. >> plan pass wife and i don't across also on the campaign trail was former president trump stumping in iowa. a state that is typically considered safe for republicans. we want america to come first. >> the former president was there to campaign for senator
chuck grassley where he criticized the policies of democrats with your vote. >> you can reject left, waiting tyranny and proudly declared that america will always remain a free country. >> and this weekend and pennsylvania, you're going to have president biden and former presidents trump and obama campaigning for senate candidates there all right, richard, thank you for updating us. still to come on the kron 4 morning news. humans. very different by the year 3,022, ok, we're going to hear what the company that rendered this image suggest. we got to stop doing in order to wait. looking different from you right back.
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meet the woman from the year 3,000 mindy, her body is this way because of 1000 more years of using technology, she has a hunchback, a white neck from staring down at her computer all day. a claw hand from clutching her phone and an arm permanently stuck at a 90 degree angle. she also has a thicker skull and a smaller rain. the company that made the runner put many together with the help of some doctors who say maybe put down the phone every now and again. still ahead on the kron 4 morning news, psychological exams are expected in the case against the man accused of >> attacking nancy pelosi's husband. we're going break down how this could impact the trial after the break. we'll be right back.
>> or i will welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news. here we are 4.29 going on for 30. maybe you have some great weekend plans. donovan telling you about mine. so just try to figure out when the rain is going to actually come down again. yeah. so today consistently dry day. you're good to go for your friday. get out there. definitely enjoy what today has to offer. it's not just our the forecast. >> also the warmest one to temps solidly %n the 60's out there at least later on. because right now it is quite
cold. again, your east bay hills looking out towards bay looks nice and dry currently, we do have some frost advisories for solano county as well as out to the central valley. these last until 09:00am this morning. temperatures dropping as low as the low 30's out there and solano county right now for redwood city, dublin and morgan hill. you're in the upper 30's, san francisco at 48 oakland at 44 degrees, fairfax, saint helene, a among our spots. also in the 30's, up in the north bay. so definitely throw on those extra layers a whole lot like it did yesterday. not quite as cold as yesterday for most areas, but we are cold again. now, temps later today will be solidly in the 60's. going to be our most mild day of the forecast. good dose of sun between a few passing clouds. we'll be breaking down everything that today has to offer and the return of rainfall as soon as tomorrow. still to come, reyna quite on. thanks to that. let's get a look at your bridge this morning. heading into the city right now. >> 7 minutes, mace that fremont street exit. w