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live. this is kron 4 news at 11. ed lee headquarters. you see him here within the last hour smiling waving to supporters. ed lee is leading the vote count in the race to be the next san francisco of mayor. he does not have the 50% plus one to take the victory. let's take a look at the numbers in the san francisco vote for mayor with 100% of the precincts now reporting and let's show you those numbers. ed lee leading with 44,451 votes. the rank choice system will kick in. dan kerman has been at ed lee's
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headquarters following the race. >> reporter: ed lee showed up about 9:30 and did everything except victory but he did say it was a night of celebration as he thanked the volunteers. >> thank you for your hard work. thank you for helping me. thank you, san francisco. [ cheers and applause >> from all indications that we are looking at, i think that the voters here in san francisco have said that they want the city to continue the work that we have done of creating jobs. they want the city to continue the way we have been running it and increasing jobs for everybody. i think san francisco wants us to do four more years. what do you think? all right. as soon as this final count is
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completed we go to work because that's what the public wants. that's what san francisco wants. we have to create more jobs. we have to get this going. we to be resilient because, guess what, the things that hurt us are still out there. so we are going to bring the city together in a higher level of unity than we have ever seen before. you are going to see somebody enthusiastic about working hard. tomorrow we go to work. but tonight it is again from my heart, from the heart of our families, thank you everyone. thank you, san francisco. thank you everyone from every neighborhood. let's celebrate tonight and let's go to work. thank you, san francisco. >> reporter: lee said that several times. unity. as he did. he thanked volunteers and thanked his opponentses and says he wants to unify the city, those that supported him, those that didn't support him but he wants to help everyone in the city and he says wednesday begins another
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workday. in survive, dan kerman, kron 4 news. in the race for survive sheriff long time sheriff is stepping down and the former san francisco supervisor is leading with 50,879 votes. for san francisco district attorney george gascone currently holds the job and is leading with more than 56,000 votes. here is what george gascone had to say a few minutes ago at his campaign headquarters. >> i would not be here without the supporters' help. this has been a long, tough journey. we have kept a clean campaign. we have done it very honourabl
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y. would not have been possible but for people inside the office and so many people in the community. >> some big spending bonds being voted on tonight in san francisco. a $531 million school bond. it needs 55% for approval and it has passed with 70% of the voters saying yes to that bond. also in san francisco a $248 million bond measure for road repaving and street safety. this vote also required two thirds for approval and it too has passed. that's proposition b. east bay. voters choosing a new mayor in newark, this as the mayor, david smith, who has held that seat since 1978 is not seeking re-election. looking at the numbers now. allen nagy is leading with 15,019 votes. only 16% of the precincts reporting so that could change. checking in in vallejo.
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davis is the incumbent. he is the mayor who steered vallejo through bankruptcy and the race is rather tight there. about 300 or less votes separating two. moving on to san ramone. absentee ballots are coming in right now. bill clarkson is leading. gary phillips and greg broadbank. phillips is leading with 5000 votes. 96% of the precincts are reporting in san rafael. a number of sales tax measures also being taken up across the bay area tonight and we have links in each county. stay with kron 4 for the latest decision 2011 results tomorrow morning beginning at 4 a.m. as the votes are still being
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counted throughout the night. our morning newscast will have the latest developments. new details on two big national stories tonight at 11 p.m. one involving election news in mississippi. voters there defeated a ballot initiative which would have declared life begins at conception. voters hoped that it would have prompted a legal challenge to abortion rights across the nation. the so-called personhood initiative was rejected by more than 55% of the voters in mississippi. and late word tonight from pennsylvania on another matter unrelated to the elections. penn state trustees will appoint a special committee by the end of this week to investigate the child sex abuse case involving former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky and two unit officials. in a statement late tonight, the penn state board said that it was "outraged by the horrifying details of the sandusky case." now a story you'll only see
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on kron 4 as questions continue to swirl regarding how the oakland police department has handled occupy protestors. setting the record straight in an exclusive interview with haaziq madyun. >> reporter: the oakland police chief says make no mistake about it, the buck stops with him. >> yes. yes. yes. those were my decisions that i made. i'm responsible for those decisions. we started seeing and hearing about 200 people trying to enter into a building that was abandoned. there were reports of people seen going there with insidiary devices. we had to arrest people that were stopping us from doing our
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job. >> reporter: what chief jordan said he is not responsible for is the city's policy led by mayor jean quan on how to handle the occupy wall street at the plaza. >> it is a unique situation to be in. the policy decisions were made above my level and my job is to make sure that we protect life and property and make sure that my officers are doing their job and that they are being safe. so when you have that equation, my role is pretty narrow in terms of where we go from here. more bay area news is coming up. plus, we continue our election night coverage. and herman cain defends his reputation today after being accused of sexual assaults. and new at 11 p.m. we are taking an in-depth look at all of the g.o.p. candidates in the race for the white house ready to take on president obama next year. and another cold night on
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more news around the bay. in marin county a fire broke out at luke sky walker's ranch. the fire caused a minimal amount of damage. no one was hurt. the cause still under investigation. software maker adobe systems plans to cut 7% of its workforce. today it announced it would lay off 750 workers, most of them in europe and north america. they did not say when they will start with the layoffs. the company wants to focus on digital media and marketing software. last month adobe introduce ad cloud service which would make it easier for smartphones and tablets to use adobe's creative
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tools. in clayton tonight, the mt. diablo school board voted against turning the high school into a charter school. that meeting was packed. standing room only crowd was there. one of the main concerns was that if clayton had turned into a charter school it would have taken money away from the entire district. the charter school proposal was struck down by a vote of 3-2. we will be right back.
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and now decision 2012. republican presidential contender herman cain is denying the latest sexual harassment allegations against him during a news conference today in scottsdale, arizona, the g.o.p. front runner said that the accusations just are not true. >> with respect to the most
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recent accusations, i have never acted inappropriately with anyone period. >> four women have accused the presidential candidate of sexual misconduct. cain says that he would take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. meantime, new tonight at 11 p.m., a closer look at all of the g.o.p. candidates that hope to beat president obama. by this time next year the votes should be counted for president of the united states. here is more on the g.o.p. drive for the white house. >> i believe in america and i'm running for president. [ cheers and applause >> reporter: even before his june announcement mitt romney has run against people with no staying power. >> you have just sent a message that president obama will be a one-term president. >> reporter: michele bachmann
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was the summer rage but then she began to lose her foothold. >> sometimes it kind of takes me awhile to get into something like this presidential race. but let me tell you, when i'm in, i'm in all the way. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry is what many republicans think romney is not. a fiscal and social conservative. perry was an overnight sensation but it turned out debates weren't his strength. >> he was before the social programs from the standpoint of he was far standing out for roe versus wade before he was against roe versus wade. >> reporter: perry dropped like a stone giving way to the next not mitt romney. >> bottom line, folks, 9-9-9 means jobs, jobs, jobs. >> reporter: conservative, likeable, different businessman herman cain caught fire with
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his tax plan and then -- >> are you concerned about -- >> excuse me. excuse me. >> reporter: some aren't waiting for absolute proof that he did anything wrong. even when his closest republican competitor is imploding romney doesn't rocket back to first place. he drifts up. never much higher than about a quarter of the republican vote. there's talk of a romney ceiling. at this point in the '08 race rudy giuliani was leading the field. still a run for romney. >> if you build it they will come. >> reporter: doggedly greeting voters in all of iowa's 99 counties. ron paul with the most passionate base and money to go some distance. newt gingrich in single digits.
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>> conventional wisdom is always upended. mitt romney playing it cool. >> i'm planning on beating president obama soon. >> reporter: catherine heenan. a lot of 30s overnight. temperatures for tomorrow morning. 30s in the north bay. 30s in fairfield, inland valleys. low 40s down in the south bay. temperatures rebounding nicely into the afternoon. upper 60s down in the south bay some about 5 degrees warmer than what we saw today. 67 in san jose. 68 in mountainview. warmer along the coast. 64 in half moon bay. low to mid-60s in the north bay. 64 in san francisco and 65 in
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concord. we do have changes coming to the forecast. clear skies now. a storm brewing offshore. that's going to affect us as we head into thursday. the computer models have been back and forth when the rain will kickoff. 2 a.m. friday overnight. 5 a.m. hour continuing to ride the coastline. 11 a.m. heavy rain south of the followedden gate golden gate -- south of the golden gate. even thursday will be real nice much the rain not starting until earl friday. temperatures on friday dropping off as the storm pushes through. looks like we could also see some rain saturday into sunday as well. stay with us, sports is coming up right after the break.
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penn state board of trustee said tonight they will put together a team to investigate the sexual misconduct emanating from the football program. student supporters for joe paterno though remain strong. [ cheers and applause >> now the question, of course, remains what did joe paterno know, what did joe paterno do, what didn't he do in regards to his former assistant coach jerry sandusky. a lot of people calling for his immediate resignation. here is his son scott who faced the crowd today. >> the status quo hold. we have no knowledge other than exactly as everything has been. joe was the coach at penn state and that's all i can say at this time. when there is more to add i will. >> as of now joe paterno still the coach. next game versus nebraska on saturday. hard to remember a bigger game
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on saturday than oregon versus stanford. seventh ranked oregon with all that great speed. the last team to defeat stanford. they have gone on to win 17 straight. they are now fourth in the bsc polls and of course andrew luck facing maybe the highest profile game of his career. >> i don't want to vote out of proportion. oregon is a great team. i'm glad there is all this excitement. i'm glad people will be able to enjoy the game. it is a conference game against a good oregon team. i'm approaching it like that. if you believe david stern the players have until 2 p.m. west coast time tomorrow to take it or leave it. >> our orders are clear right now the current offer that is on the table from the nba is not one that we can accept. not under any circumstances will they give us the ability to negotiate from a position of weakness and being given
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ultimatums and demanded that we have to accept a particular deal. >> all righty. a world series champ visited us tonight. the proud of st. francis high school was on the field when the st. louis cardinals wrapped up the world series in game 7. he played a major hand in winning game 6. and we asked daniel about after you win what somebody says is the greatest game ever how you came back for game 7. >> emotions were pretty high after game 6. tony reminded us we still have a job to do in game 7 and these guys weren't going to roll over for us. >> you grew up an as fan. >> i grew up watching the team. >> what's proper etiquette for celebrating? do you run and look for a teammate or what happens? >> i think you just go crazy and try to find the pile and try not to get killed by
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everybody getting on top. it was pretty fun. >> daniel rented a place in the marina in san francisco. going to have a wonderful off season. >> good night, everybody. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: -big. -big! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ big big big -big big. -big! -big -big! -♪ big -big. -big big big. big big big. big big big. small. big big big big. small! [ male announcer ] the space-saving, eco-friendly, totally unique smart. unbig. uncar. ♪
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