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(pam) now at 8. high winds are expected to gust in the bay area through the night tonight. and that is prompting some warnings of fire danger. (pam) thank you for joining us i'm pam moore.(ken) and i'm ken wayne. let's get to chief meteorologist lawrence karnow who is tracking the high winds tonight. lawrence karnow: it was a beautiful day all the way to the coast but tonight the winds are going to howl. a high wind advisory has been posted over the north, east and south bay mountains. some gusts could be as high as 55 mph. it will be windy at times in the valleys too with some gusts over 30 mph. the offshore winds will keep skies mostly clear with mild temperatures. a few showers
continue to pop up over the sierra and will continue to do so this weekend. on the satellite image you can see the area of low pressure now east of california and high pressure building toward the coast. the difference between the two will make for a gusty night tonight. saturday will be another warm day with highs in the 70s and 80s inland, 70s around the bay and 60s near the coast. it will be a little cooler on mother's day with patchy coastal fog. there's a slight chance of toward the middle of next week. (pam) (pam) fire officials are
warning residents to be on alert as we move into fire season.(ken) kron 4's terisa estacio spoke to firefighters who are urging caution tonight. we are here up high in the hills in lafayette and i am surrounded by dry brush fire officials say it is this and these winds that are kicking up today, that have them worried (estacio) ryan bain, contra costa fire prevention district. "right now, looking at the high winds durign the weekend and low humidity and fuels beginning to dry out, fire danger is rising." ryan bain with the contra costa fire prevention district on the fire danger out in the bay area right now. bain, so what do we do? be careful. keep an eye on our properties, make sure our grass, shrubs, cut down and keep them watered. he says if you do plan to tackle your yard this weekend, heed this warning. bain. mow early when humidity is high. watch welding anything that could produce a spark, keep extinguishers handy. bain also says never throw out a cigarette out on the freeway, they deal with alot of spot fires that way and with north
winds coming, that is not good. bain. it is amazing how fast the fire can spread. and speaking of northern winds bain says, that was one of the destructive elements at play up in the north bay fires bain. what is your worse fear? high winds, fire in a neighborhood. (estacio) bain also says if you see tall weeds in your neighborhood, report them to your local fire department it is important to maintain that defensible space, so that if a fire did come into your neighborhood, fire fighters can have a fighting chance to save homes. te
(pam) our coverage of the windy weather conditions .... continues at kron-4 dot com... there you will find a special section on fire danger... with a map showing the danger level in your neighborhood. also watch full forecasts .. and stay connected with the kron-4 mobile app (ken) in the east bay...two people were seriously injured when a balcony collapsed. it happened this afternoon in oakland on morcom avenue near pierson street. firefighters and emergency personnel responded. they say two people were taken to a trauma center with injuries. (ken) new tonight at 8. several children are without a father tonight after a long- standing dispute between a woman's ex-boyfriend and current boyfriend turned violent.(pam) shaun avila was stabbed wednesday night in santa rosa. now these two men have been arrested for his murder.(ken)tonight kron-4's dan kerman talked with the dead man's ex-wife.... who says violence in our society is out of control.
sot/tara burgess/victim's ex-wife 00-08i think it's sad that you know something that could be handled like adults, ends in tragedy and loss and deathtara burgess is talking about the murder of her ex husband shaun avila seen her with their 8 year old daughter, and here with another one of his daughters. tara burgess: they're used to talking to daddy on the phone several times a day on facetime, if he's not with us. they're used to weekly outings. and talking to him every night before they go to bed and when they wake up in the morning. and that's something that my kids don't have anymore. burgess says one of the two men arrested for avila's murder is the current boyfriend of avila's ex girlfriend. what she calls a petty beef has been going on for sometime between the men, until it went too far,tara burgess: and it was very tragic that their last visions of their father was him covered in blood...they saw it all.and now she's pleading for an end to this sensless type of violence.tara burgess: my message to others is look at the big picture. don't be petty about little things that don't matter. love your loved ones every day because you don't know when they're going to go awaystandup dan kerman/santa rosa 125-135 (pam) also new at 8
the first quarter tax revenue numbers are in on tax money raised for the state from legal marijuana (pam) (pam) also new at 8 the first quarter tax revenue numbers are in on tax money raised for the state from legal marijuana sales.. $34- million dollars has been raised so far. that figure is well below the governor's prediction of $175- million dollars in the first 6- months. kron 4's gabe slate talked to pot growers and dispensaries .. they say, the state's taxes are too high and hurting the
new legal industry... and even forcing some customers to the black market. sound from - eliot dobris, head of marketing and communications at the apothecarium cannabis store "the problem with the cannabis tax is for some people this is a very important medicine and it's a hardship "buying the legal way adds on average average 30% to the purchase price of pot. eliot dobris with the apothecarium pot dispensary in san francisco says they constantly hear from their customers that they can buy weed cheaper the illegal way sound from - eliot dobris, head of marketing and communications at the apothecarium cannabis store "the problem with high taxes is that it makes people turn to the black market and then you have the problem with all of that "state officials predicted that in the first 6 months california would rake in $175 million in new taxes off recreational cannabis sales we're one month short of 6 months. but so far the state has earned far below that.. just $34 million. sound from hezekiah allen, the executive director of the california growers association "
legal cannabis is not off to a smooth start here in california' hezekiah allen executive director of the california growers association
says besides the high taxes hurting growers and dispensaries politics and red tape is keeping thousands of dispensaries from legally opening and being able to contribute tax money to the state. sound from hezekiah allen, the executive director of the california growers association"75% or more of the state still prohibit they have bands at the city level they have to permit the business before they obtain a state license if a business doesn't obtain a state license they can't open and legally pay the state we have a problem cannabis is not legal in most of california "in san francisco gabe slate kron 4 news (ken) oakland is giving the community a new way to file complaints against police. it's part of the city's new oak-apps ---offering people a way to participate in programs and services. the app will let people file and track complaints of police misconduct online, on the
phone, tablet or computer. it will also allow the community police review agency to track patterns of
complaints. ( pam ) taking care of pets is expensive. so much so, some people skip taking their dogs or cats to the veterinarian for check-ups.( ken)a san francisco start-up, which does at-home vet visits, wants to bringing the vet to affordable housing developments.kron 4's justine waldman has the story. flea season is about to start. and before it gets bad, fuzzy, thesubscription-based pet healthcare company, came to visit dogs and cats who live inhousing developments.. sot it is an opportunity for them to for many people who have never been to the vet these pictures from friday's event show many furry friends came in for treatment,the vets set up an office at robert b. pitts building in the western addition and gave free vaccination and tests. increasing access to pet healthcare is one fuzzy's mission statements. sot not only are we providing care for pets we are taking care of the flea problem and we are managing a human health issue as well in the coming months, fuzzy will hold free vet clinics at westside courts, holly courts and duboce and 18th street housing facilities. in san francisco justine waldman kron 4 news.
coming up at eight.. an east bay teen hacks into the school system.. and changing grades. how a k-9 helped track him down. plus... it's viral video we first brought you on wednesday... now officials are talking about how to avoid a repeat of the barbeque confrontation. and next. a south bay family on section- 8 ... gets evicted because of a neglegent landlord.their fight to stay off the streets .. is coming up. i'm kron 4 meteorologist lawrence karnow coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast.details are right after the break.
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voucher program... there is no question -- millions of americans would struggle to find housing... and, could end up on the streets. (ken) but, with the program comes a stigma. only low-income families and individuals can qualify...(ken) and, they can be unfairly associated with illegal activty that might prevent a landlord from accepting a tenant. but as kron four's philippe djegal reports in-depth tonight... average americans, like a man in the south bay you're about to meet right now, rely on the program... because they have no other choice. (philippe)nats- "alright kids." seven years in this home...nats- "nothing more." and, now it's time to go. jeffrey koening/tenant- "it started out fine and they've deteriorated ever since." 50-year-old disabled grandfather jeffery koenig (co-nig) is refering to the condition of this house he's rented in south san jose.
the one from which he's now being evicted. he lives here with two of his daughter's and a five-year-old grandson.jeffery koeing/tenant- 'the property owner doesn't do anything to for upkeep." koenig is on section eight... the federal government's largest program for assisting low- income families, elderly and the disabled afford safe and clean housing.jeffery koening/tenant- "everytime something happens in this house, i'm blamed and we get threatened for eviction." the santa clara county housing authority administers the section eight program in san jose. this house rents for 38-hundred-dollars a month. jeffery only contributes 500. the rest is paid out by the housing authority directly to the landlord -- making up the difference. but the program requires the housing authority to make annual inspections to ensure the home is up to code. if not, then either the landlord, tenant or both could be removed from the section eight program.jeffery koenig- "they failed three inspections, three different times. so, that's nine inspections total that they've failed." on
april fourth... the housing authority notified jeffrey that their most recent inspection revealed electrical and general health and safety violations. and, that the property owner is being held responsible.nats- "all this termite damage." the home is breaking down inside and out.jeffery koening/tenant- "oh, i shouldn't be touching this, but this is the black, some of the black mold that was left here from uh, black mold up here." the mold has affected jeffery's breathing.nats- he's been routinely hospitalized, suffering from hypersensativity pneumonitis (new-man-eye-tiss)... emphysema and c-o-p-d. and, he's still dealing with the physical pain that landed him on section eight in the first place.jeffery koening/tenant- "i went through the windshield of a big rig in 96. i was in a coma for six and a half weeks. i was in a hospital four and a half months. i had 24 surgeries. i'm disabled -- i'm not a low life." g-d properties in milpitas is listed as the property owner. they did not respond to our requests for a comment on this story. they were given 30 days by the housing authority to make the necessary repairs to the house... but did not comply. jeffery and his family were forced to move out this week.nats- it appears g- d properties may not be allowed to house another section eight tenant here. but fortunately jeffery was able to find a new home this week and is moving in... his section eight voucher transfers to the new place because he isn't being blamed
for the home damage. one challenge conquered -- though many more may lie ahead. in san jose, philippe djegal, kron four news. (ken) the koenig's new landlord is allowing them to move in without a deposit. but that'll have to be paid out at some point. the family has a go-fund-me page. we have provided a link to it on our website. just click on this story on kron four dot com. ( pam ) it appears the sky is not the limit when it comes to bay area real estate prices. prices are continuing to hit new record highs... one example, a san mateo house selling for more than two- million dollars. this house on west 3rd avenue sold in march.. for just over 2-point-one million dollars. but it turns out, the new owner did not want the house.... just the land. all 84-hundred square feet were demolished before escrow closed. while neighbors are a bit dumbfounded by the
price of the lot, one real estate broker says, she is not surprised. she says, the lack of inventory is driving up prices.maureen mclean/coldwell banker real estate broker: "there's 13 houses on in san bruno, or sell city the same. san mateo has 50 but san mateo is a big city i so it should have more than that. we get more than 50 people at an open house and we've only got 50 houses on so it's bad." the new owner of the property is an investor contractor. mclean estimates, the new house built on the lot could fetch between four- and five- million dollars. (ken) the secret service helped arrest a teen... accused of hacking into ygnacio valley high school and changing grades. (pam) he reportedly changed his grades ... and the grades of his classmates.. kron 4's lydia pantazes has the story. police believe the juvenile sent an email to a teacher in the mount diablo school district. the teacher clicked on the "phishing email" which gave out her credentials to the
hacker. police say it appears the hacker only changed grades for multiple students... and no other information was stolen. an electronic detection k-9 helped locate a hidden s-d card in a tissue box that led to the arrest. i mean he told us about hacking but he didn't really get into it until like 10th grade to be honest.he knows alot about it.what do you think about the whole situation?i thought it was funny, and i thought it was pretty cool that he did that. so he talked about it but nobody took him seriously? yeah, sort of yeah, sort of yeah, he did. now to our now to our four zone forecast. taking a live look outside at s-f-o. kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow
is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: it was a beautiful day all the way to the coast but tonight the winds are going to howl. a high wind advisory has been posted over the north, east and south bay mountains. some gusts could be as high as 55 mph. it will be windy at times in the valleys too with some gusts over 30 mph. the offshore winds will keep skies mostly clear with mild temperatures. a few showers continue to pop up over the sierra and will continue to do so this weekend. on the satellite image you can see
the area of low pressure now east of california and high pressure building toward the coast. the difference between the two will make for a gusty night tonight. saturday will be another warm day with highs in the 70s and 80s inland, 70s around the bay and 60s near the coast. it will be a little cooler on mother's day with patchy coastal fog. there's a slight chance of toward the middle of next week.
((gary sports tease))coming up a little bit later in this broadcast, when this beautiful woman in lavender is here... for those of you saying good grief... that's my wife. we are ready roll for some emails tonight.friday night some a little feisty and some very mellow.these giants highlights are getting redundant, they are not very good now... we'll have them for you in a few minutes i'm dianne feinstein and i approve this message.
i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care. in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered to negotiate the price of drugs. california values senator dianne feinstein (pam) starbucks restrooms
will soon be open to anyone who needs them, not just customers.(ken) that's what company chairman howard schultz announced on thursday .he said starbucks does not want anyone to feel that there is any kind of bias against them. the decision follows a recent incident in philadelphia, where two black men were arrested at starbucks. they asked to use the bathroom, but were turned away because they were not buying anything. the incident led to a public backlash - and stabucks promised to train its employees about racial bias. (pam) a federal
judge in california hit san francisco based wells fargo... with another black eye.. she ordered the embattled bank on thursday to pay more than 97- million dollars in damages to its mortgage employees. the employees brought a class action lawsuit, claiming the bank did not pay them enough for the breaks required by state law. wells fargo plans to appeal. the ruling is the latest problem for the bank.. which has been hit by a series of scandals. those include ..... creating fake customer bank accounts... slapping customers with unfair mortgage fees... and charging them for car insurance the did not need. (ken) a major decline in traditional mail use is severely impacting the u-s postal service. in fact, losses more than doubled in the first three months of the year -- totaling one- point-three billion dollars. the agency says it's because a lot of people aren't using their service anymore. revenue from "marketing mail " -- first class mail and junk mail -- fell by one-point-four
percent, or 181-million dollars. rising costs for retiree benefits are another factor in the large quarterly loss. the u-s postal service is a government agency, but it doesn't have direct taxpayer support and operates as an independent business. it has lost 65-billion dollars over the last 11 fiscal years. coming up at eight.. california is seeing a surplus in its budget... what the governor plans to do with the extra funds. plus. a teacher removed from the classroom following a racially charged rant aimed at a student...and it was caught on video. and next.. it is a viral video we first showed you the other day... what officials are now doing moving forward ... after a barbeque confrontation at lake merritt. ((lawrence tease))i'm kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow.coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast. details are right after the break. (pam)
first brought you wednesday. a confrontation over a family barbecue by the lake merritt.(pam) now, city leaders are looking into whether or not police should have been called to stop it. (ken) they are trying to find workable solutions to prevent this from happening to folks trying to enjoy the lake in the future... kron4's haaziq madyun follows up in this report.. sot"you want to call the police on them for having a barbecue at the lake"sot"an illegal barbecue"sot"you're going to call the police?"sot "yes"this incident between a
family barbecue at lake merritt in oakland and a woman calling the police because the location of the barbecue was against park rules has got everybody talking. including oakland city leaders who are discussing potential solutions to prevent something like this from happening againsotrebecca kaplansotabel guillensot michell snider's recorded the celpphone video. her husband and his close friend were the ones barbecuing at the lake back on april 29th when the confrontation occurrred. she says any solution must include being affordable for oakland residentssot councilmember kaplan says the incident also showed the need for a solution that does not involve law enforcementsot rebecca kaplan: "i think there should be other people that you can call instead of armed police..."in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news
brown is proposing a revised state budget of 138- billion dollars... as revenues continue to surge. governor brown released the spending plan today, kicking off his last round of negotiations with democratic legislative leaders. the latest version of the budget is up nearly six- billion dollars.. from an earlier proposal in january. brown wants to save most of the surplus to protect spending during any future recession. the proposed budget will also include funds for universities, courts, state facilities, flood control and the homeless. (pam) a florida teacher has been removed from the classroom .. after berating a student in a racially charged rant.(ken) the incident was recorded on cell phone video and has sparked intense backlash. (ken) parents later received a
in the valleys too with some gusts over 30 mph. the offshore winds will keep skies mostly clear with mild temperatures. a few showers continue to pop up over the sierra and will continue to do so this weekend. on the satellite image you can see the area of low pressure now east of california and high pressure building toward the coast. the difference between the two will make for a gusty night tonight. saturday will be another warm day with highs in the 70s and 80s inland, 70s around the bay and 60s near the coast. it will be a little cooler on mother's day with patchy coastal fog. there's a slight chance of toward the middle of next week.
after 9-11 -- east bay congresswoman barbara lee was known nationally for being the only member of congress to oppose the authority for military action. and her fight continues. she's been trying to repeal that measure -- saying it's been used and exploited dozens of times since... she talked to kron four's catherine heenan today.. rep. barbara lee - well it's been used now over 41 times. all around the world. in yemen, niger in places we don't even know we have troops. so i'm saying we need to go back to the drawing board now and repeal that resolution. and if we're going to be engaged in these wars, congress must debate and vote up or down on new authorizations. last year we had bipartisan support. for that amendment i put into the appropriations bill. and guess what? speaker ryan just took it out. a 326 page bill.voted in by democrats and republicans. more than likely it was on the orders of donald trump because they follow his lead on everything. (ken) the
congresswoman says she'll put up another fight this year to repeal the measure - saying 'sooner or later' it will happen. still ahead at 8 a man accidentally shot but not by himself....in fact it wasn't even a person. we'll explain how he was wounded. plus. a warning for netflix users .... the fake email scam you should be on the lookout for. and next. an accused stalker sends a man 65- thousand texts after just one date....what happened when she broke into his home.
(pam) an arizona woman is accused of stalking a man that she met online.(ken)at one point, court documents say she was sending the man hundreds of text messages per day. lexi sutter reports. lexi sutter/reporting"this woman did not just walk into a home that she wasn't invited to but then she made herself right at home."when police
arrived to the paradise valley home last month - they found 31-year-old jacqueline ades in the man's bathtub. the victim says he met her online and the pair went on one date - over a year ago.but she won't leave him alone. nat sound from court "you got arrested for allegations of stalking, a class five felony."according to court documents - that appears to be true.ades trespassed onto his property last july - and allegedly again in december. she's also accused of sending him more than 65-thousand text messages. that's 500 a day! some very threatening and disturbing. things like "don't ever try to leave me" "i'll kill you""i want to wear your body parts" and "bathe in your blood." (ken)officers found a butcher knife in her car when she was most recently arrested. she's now in jail with no bond. (pam) a man in iowa is recovering from an accidental gunshot wound. but it wasn't him who pulled the trigger. in fact, it was not a person at all.
me in the leg."911 audio: "you said your dog did it?">(pam) a 9-1-1 dispatch in disbelief after hearing the man's dog... shot him. it turns out the dog named balew... shot him in a freak accident. the man says, balew is a "big wuss" .... and instantly started whining afterward.. the owner did have to go to the hospital for internal bleeding... but will make a full recovery. in sports -- gary and his in sports -- gary and his lovely wife alicia join us to answer viewer emails. also -- the pirates spoil andrew mccutchen's return to pittsburgh our sports director, gary radnich shows us how the giants lost their fifth straight game he has all the sports coming up next at 8 the push in washington to do more to stop the exploitation of seniors by their guardians.
(ken) seniors and people with disabilities frequently rely on a guardian to make their financial and health decisions. (pam) washington correspondent morgan wright reports, senator bob casey is leading an effort to find ways the federal government can help protect... the most vulnerable among us. seniors and people with disabilities frequently rely on a guardian to make their financial and health decisions. washington correspondent morgan wright reports senator bob casey is leading an effort to find ways
the federal government can help protect the most vulnerable among us. senator bob casey of pennsylvania is concerned for seniors who can no longer make decisions on their own, and must rely on guardians. the process itself where the court makes the determination of who will be the guardian that process itself has to be much better in a lot of states.he wants states to have background checks for guardians and aggressive monitoring to ensure they're not ripping someone off, draining their life savings or creating other problems even a good guardian could become disengaged and not make good decisions over the resources of which they have decision making power. dr. sheila jones with the washington, dc department of human services agrees monitoring is key and more is needed i would encourage more funding to allow more staffing to get a better handle on the guardians a guardian could be a friend, family member, a stranger or a professional. advocates say no matter the relationship - there are guardians that take advantage of the person they
are legally allowed to make decisions for. you're taking advantage of people who cannot make decisions and cannot take care of themselves in many cases the special committee on aging wants to provide incentives for states to provide background checks. we have a long way to go as a nation to get this right reporting in washington, morgan wright. (pam) a warning for netflix users. there is an email scam making the rounds .... and it is designed to steal your credit card information. the email ... tells users that their netflix subscription is on hold. it then says, your account will be suspended if you do not respond to the email. it is supposedly signed .. by the netflix support team .... and claims that the payment information needs to be verified. if you click on the link -- the website with the netflix logo .... will ask for all of your personal information. but this is a fake website. netflix wants customers to know .... the company will never ask for personal information through an email.
the giants in their final stop in their ten-game road trip andrew mccutchen hoping for a win in his return to pittsburgh the ovation the ovation for andrew mccutchen was over 90 seconds he spent nine years with the organization in 2013 he became the first pirate to be the n-l m-v-p since barry bonds in 1992 on his first at bat... jameson taillon strikes him out swinging mccutchen finishes 1-for-5... had a double in the seventh bottom fourth -- pirates up 1- nothing jose osuna hits a 2-run shot off rookie andrew suarez allows 7 hits, 5 runs, 2 home runs in four innings pittsburgh wins 11-2 giants have allowed 43 runs in their five game losing streak they are one game under 500 meanwhile, the a's in the
bronx to open a 3-game series against the hottest team in baseball... the new york yankees sonny gray gets rocked by his former club matt chapman hits a 2-run jack... a's go up 3-nothing yanks come back after aaron judge's three-run dinger in the fifth but the red-hot jed lowrie... hits a solo jack to right field oakland wins 10-5 yankees second straight loss after winning their last 8 games the warriors will play the rockets monday night in game one of the western conference finals.conference the western in game one of monday night rockets play the warriors will the the warriors will play the rockets monday night in game one of the western conference finals. in the meantime, golden state want to make sure to keep this dynasty going for several more years according to marcus thompson of the athletic... klay thompson and warriors are disccusing a contract extension... with a year left on his current deal the report says the warriors could offer thompson a four year deal worth 92-million dollars klay would make 111-million
through the 2022-2023 season. if he decides to agree to this deal, he would leave nearly 50-million dollars in the open market. thompson is willing to take a pay cut in order to keep kevin durant and steph curry together klay has said in the past... he's happy playing with the warriors and living in the bay area. for all the people who for all the for all the people who worried about the warriors, i ashamed of yourself. the focused on defending their n-b-a title. they are looking to become the first team to back championships for the first time since lebron's 2012-2013 miami heat team you are the only guy who criticizes buster posey. buster posey is not known to hit home runs. he has become a hitter... he's a great player, but doesn't have the same
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(pam) a family of bears made themselves at home in one woman's garage in massachusetts ... and she came face to face with them when she opened the garage door. cathy la- roche was having dinner and kept hearing noise in the garage.. that's when she found a momma bear and her two cubs... then she found what they were after. a bird feeder with food for the birds inside it. (pam) when you think of long island iced tea, do you think of long island, new york, or long island, tennessee?(ken) bartenders in both states are now in a booze-battle over who can claim the drink. the
one on long island new york is made with five liquors. and they the most important ingredient...triple sec. meanwhile tennessee's version adds whiskey and maple syrup.. now one bar in new york is challenging tennessee to an iced tea off. long island, tennessee's visitors bureau says they're up for a little friendly competition. they plan to visit new york, and hope to bring some long islanders down to tennessee, to find out who can claim the infamous drink. (pam) that wraps up kron 4 news at 8.(ken) but our primetime coverage is just getting started. grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9...guys? ((grant))thank you pam and ken..new tonight at nine..the city of san francisco is taking steps to cut down on pedestrian deaths. officials plan to add more time to crosswalk lights to give seniors and people with disabilities more time to get across. we'll hear from the woman who helped push through the measure...that's next in a live report.plus... it may soon cost you more to to take an uber or lyft to and
from sfo.the potential price hike aimed at easing congestion at busy terminals.a live report from the airport..is next.((grant))and the wind is picking up, and that has firefighters on edge as we get closer to the offical start of fire season. your weekend forecast is just minutes away.((vicki))keep it here...kron 4 news at nine starts right after the break. at the same time that violent crime went up 18% in san francisco. in la, mayor antonio villaraigosa put more police on the streets and cut violent crime in half. california's police chiefs trust antonio for governor. ((grant))((grant))now at
nine...big changes coming to cross walks in san francisco in an effort to prevent pedestrian deaths.thanks for joining us...i'm grant lodes. ((vicki))and i'm vicki liviakis.advocates say the new city plan...will make it safer for seniors and people with disabilities to cross the street.((hermela in bam))kron 4's hermlea aregawi is live in san francisco tonight.so is the city giving people more time to cross the street? (hermela aregawi)yes, depending on how wide the street is.. they will have an
extra 1-5 seconds. that may not seem significant to some people but advocates say it can be the difference between someone crossing the street.. and almost crossing the street and potentially getting hit by a car. they say this is especially important to seniors and people with disabilities. we reached out to sfmta about the new plans. they tell us it was largely driven advocacy groups.. which have members that are directly affected by this. they are either elderly, or use a cane or wheelchair or for whatever reason need a little more time to cross the street. every year, there are about 20-30 pedestrian deaths in san francisco.. and advocates say.. this extra time will hopefully prevent at least some of them. the city tells us they will be implementing the new plan at 1200 intersections total. many of them are in the downtown, financial district and south