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grant lodes. the father is defending himself in a jail house interview, saying the kids were brainwashed into thinking they were abused. 29-year-old jonathen allen has pleaded not guilty to torture charges... and the mother -- 31-year-old ina rogers will appear in court on those new charges tomorrow. kron 4's terisa estacio is in fairfield tonight with the latest on the investigation. the children's mother ina rogers has said she knew nothing about the alleged torture of her children including accusations that the father shot the children with a bb gun but that is not the case.. according to prosecutors, in fact, it is far from the truth. (take vo) these are the latest documents filed today here at the solano county court house. ina rogers, the fairfield 30 year mother of 11 children now facing 9 counts of felony child abuse, and one count of cruelty to a child by endanering health. chief assistant district attorney sharon henry about the new charges and the case. sharon henry, prosecutor solano county. it is causing great bodily harm." "it is an agregious case." (continue vo)
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and there is this in other court documents prosecutors alledge quote on a continuous basis the children were getting punched, strangled, bitten, shot with weapons such as crossbows and bb guns. also, they were hit with weapons such as sticks and bats, subjected to wterboarding and having scalding water poured on them. (estacio ) rogers is set to be back in court to face the new charges wed morning at 830. prosecutors are asking for her bail to be increased and for her to be taken into custody. she si currently out on bail. in fairfield te (grant) the father -- jonathan allen is charged with seven counts of torture.. and nine counts of child abuse. earlier today he defended himself against those charges in a jail house interview... at times seemingly...on the verge of tears.. (grant) new tonight - we have details on jonathan allen's criminal record. he has been arrested in the past for: assault with a firearm. inflicting injury on a spouse or co-habitant. and for making criminal threats.
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threats.criminal making and for habitant.spouse or co- injury on a inflicting with a firearm. assault past for:arrested in the he has been record.criminal allen's jonathan details on - we have new tonight (grant) (grant) the father -- jonathan allen is charged with seven counts of torture.. and nine counts of child abuse. earlier today he defended himself against those charges in a jail house interview... at times seemingly...on the verge of tears..
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(grant) new tonight - we have details on jonathan allen's criminal record. he has been arrested in the past for: assault with a firearm. inflicting injury on a spouse or co-habitant. and for making criminal threats. (grant) and stay with kron 4 as we continue to cover this child abuse case. on our website we have all of the court documents-- as well as a timeline of the investigation and video of what the home looked like when the children were rescued by police. it's all on kron4-dot-com. (vicki) another big story we're following tonight... an embattled south bay politician and school teacher is throwing in the towel amid mounting allegations that he sexually harassed his students and campaign staffers. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now live from santa clara, dominic caserta has resigned from the city council. rob?
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(rob live) the stage was set for a special session of the santa clara city councl tonigght to publicly air the complaints against dominic caserta. the meeting will go on as scheduled. caserta has resigned but insists he's not going down withouta fight. (dominic caserta)in a still unfolding scandal based on multiple allegations of sexual harrassment, veteran santa clara city councilman dominic caserta has resigned that post. ((full screen graphic) in a statement, caserta said the allegations are false and that he has been convicted in the court of public opinion. among those calling for him to step down was santa clara mayor lisa gillmor.lisa gillmor/santa clara mayor "...i commend dominic caserta for making the right decision to resign from office, his actions have had a terrible stain on the city of santa clara...."the 43 year old caserta also ended his campaign for county supervisor amid the allegations, some dating back ten years or or more, that he sexually harrassed students at santa clara high school, where he teaches civics, as well as former camaign staffers.ian crueldad/caserta's former campaign manager "....you witnessed this behavior, yes
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he did it a couple of times right in front of me.."ian drueldad is caserta's former campaign manager.ian crueldad "....i decided to come forward because one of his victims is a friend of mine andi couldn't stand to see the expression on her face and how uncomfortable she waswhen this happened..." so far, at least 9 people have come forward to accuse caserta of inappropriate behavior. the district attorney may have to decide whether there is evidence of criminal wrong doing.lisa gillmor/santa clara mayor "....it's not easy for anyone, especially young people or minors to stand up to people in screen graphic)a defiant caserta said he must now work to preserve his family, livelihood and health and the politically-motivated allegations against me will be put to the test and my name cleared. (rob live) i reached out to dominic caserta but he did not respond tophone calls and e-mails. the city council has 30 days to find his replacement. meantime, tonight's special session will go on as scheduled in which the mayor says some very hard questions will need to be answered going forward.
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(grant) happening now-- the barbeque brouhaha that will not go away. a rally is getting started after this video caused controversy in oakland...then got shared around the world. it's all because of where a family was using charcoal while barbequing at lake merritt. kron 4's michelle kingston is live in oakland tonight where people are gathering outside of city hall. michelle?
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people here are doing exactly what one black family says they were doing at lake merritt just a few weeks ago - - grilling and enjoying their day ... when a white woman called police.that incident captured on cell phone video shows a woman on the phone claiming she was being harassed and urging police to come help her.since that phone call -- some residents are demanding the end of what they say is the misuse of public resources dedicated to policing black communities and families.people here plan to barbecue until 530 and then head in to city hall.live in oakland mk kron 4 news (on cam) a push to add more police officers add more a push to (on cam) newsmk kron 4 live in oakland mk kron 4 news
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news mk kron 4 news (vicki) a push to add more police officers in the city of san francisco... but first it'll take investing millions of dollars towards public safety that budget proposal was announced today by san francisco mayor mark farrell. kron4's haaziq madyun reports. two hundred and fifty additional uniformed officers over the next four years. funding for those new officers is part of san francisco mayor mark farrell's two year budget proposal. it is a public safety investment of $34 million dollars announced by the mayor tuesday here at sfpd police academy sot
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opportunities for promotions and shift highly trained civilians in positions that are currently being held by sworn members to allow them to be out patrolling the neighborhoods of our cities"> the mayor's proposed budget will not only increase current number of 1,879 officers at sfpd but it will also be used to improve their equipmentsot the public safety investment is welcomed by the the police commissionsot a pair of city supervisors say the focus of this budget proposal is public safetysot sot the interim mayor's days being number however farrell says the passage of this budget will cement his legacy as a san francisco public servant sot
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i may be out of office 8 weeks from now, this legacy will last for years to come and that's the intent">in san francisco haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) (grant) new tonight at 5... the san francisco district attorney's office is going to wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions using a computer algorithm. d-a
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george gascon says this will help prosecutors identify convictions eligible for dismissal under california's revised marijuana laws. in january... gascon announced his office would dismiss and seal more than three-thousand misdemeanor pot convictions dating back to 1975. the algorithm will search through nearly five-thousand felony cases in san francisco. those eligible will then be reviewed by a prosecutor and submitted to the court. (grant) coming up... a dire need for affordable housing in the bay area. hear from a man who says he makes too much to qualify for cheaper housing-- but still can't afford the high rent prices. (vicki) it's crunch time for the people trying to become san francisco's next mayor. republican candidate richie greenberg joins us live in studio... we'll talk about his perspectives and plans for the city. (grant) burned down to rubble. tonight we are getting a first look at how lava flow from hawaii's kiluea volcano --- is destroying everything some people have. (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area
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forecast after the break.
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happening now... volcanic activity on hawaii's big island isn't easing up. every day for the past three-days, at least one fissure has pierced through the soil. and the lava flow is causing some roadways to be shut down....possibly trapping people in areas with limited access. john lorinc reports. a river of red hot lava rolls toward the pacific ocean. the
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kilauea volcano in hawaii is lobbing magma balls, called "spatter bombs" hundreds of feet into the air.john davidson/lives near fissure "the first thing that i noticed was i heard what sounded like a jet turbine. it's almost like your life is on hold."nat sound from volcano state officials say lava from the volcano has already . destroyed dozens of structures and vehicles and there's no sign of things slowing down anytime soon. wil okabe/managing director for the county of hawai'i"we have a situation in fissure 17 that lava is moving about 100 yards per hour."close to two- thousand people have been forced to evacuate.lawmakers say it could be months before they can go back home.robbie mcgrath/hawaii resident"still now, i'm surprisingly calm, even though it's really close to my house. i'm just feeling a lot of love and hope that my house will be ok."the governor's office says it will cost about three-million dollars to protect residents over the next month.nina bersamina/hawaii resident"out of all of this destruction comes birth and new land and, you know, people's attitudes shift and they change, and then they're grateful and they
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appreciate being here more." mos/no name given"it's madame pele's land, she can do anything she wants to do. and there's no cause whatsoever for anybody to complain about it. she was here long before we were."reporting. (vicki) and a story you will only see on kron4... we are getting a first look at the damage after a family with bay area roots-- lost everything in the lava. these are pictures showing how destructive the lava can be-- you see nothing but ash and rubble. marci and david nail started building their dream home in leilani estates 10 years ago-- but they just moved in... in march. david grew up in brentwood. the couple does have lava insurance. (grant) this week -- throughout the bay area -- city's are bringing attention to the dire need for affordable housing. kron four's philippe djegal reports from city hall in walnut creek. where, today, a panel discussed the benefits of housing affordabilty. (philippe) a lot has
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changed for danny milks in the seven years since he moved to walnut creek. he's married now with two young kids.danny milks/resident- "i'm actually a stay at home dad now, and my wife works in oakland and takes the bart in everyday." the rent for his first two apartments in town jumped 50- percent in a short period of time... and, danny doesn't want that to happen a third time. living near public transportation is key for him. he and his wife earn too much to qualify for affordable housing -- but they desperately want to stay in this community -- especially since danny's wife is about to start a new job here.danny milks/resident- "it's not easy. we make a lot of choices, uh, you know, we don't have tv, we don't have cable. we almost never drive our car. we cook most of our food from a vegetable garden and do a lot of things to limit our consumption so that we can afford to be with our kids." danny was one of more than 40 people to attend walnut creek's panel discussion on housing affordability. the benefits of government- subisized housing and how to make housing more affordable. the chamber of commerce believes relaxing laws on building height limits, could bring more jobs to the area and increase wagesjay hoyer/chamber of commerce- "offices tend to to generate high income jobs. hospitals, and john muir is an example, bass medical, children's hospital, all generate the
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kinds of wages that we really want to have as our base in walnut creek to help people afford the housing." but for some, living in walnut creek, can't be possible without government assistance. margot ernst/housing program- "walnut creek and the region do not have enough affordable housing, because housing costs are really, really high." city housing program manager margot ernst says there are 560 affordable housing units here now... with more than 140 others either currently being built or are in the pipeline. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. (grant) how much would you expect to pay for a two-bedroom apartment in manhattan? how does 28 bucks a month sound? that's what broadway actress
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patricia o'grady was paying in greenwich village until she died this year. o'grady moved into the new york apartment in 1955, between rent-control and her friendship with the landlords, her rent remained astonishingly low. o'grady's place had no hot water... and no tub or shower - she bathed at the local y-m-c-a everyday. she passed away in march at age 84. the landlord plans to renovate the apartment and rent it out... for about 5- thousand dollars a month! (grant) she was hit by a car in march and passed away at the age of 84. passed away at march and by a car in she was hit by a car in march and passed away at march and (vicki) uber is now giving u.s. passengers and driversmore leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct.. (grant) the san francisco-based company announcedthe changes today... catherine heenan is
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here with details.. (catherine) uber is dropping a requirement that essentially kept a lid on allegations of sexual misconduct.. until now - customers have had to agree to resolve any legal claims in arbitration - rather than open court. settlements had to remain confidential. that's been changed - and now any claims 'can'be dealt with in court -- and the experiences shared. it's interesting that only a few hours afterthe uber announcement -- rival ride- sharing service lyft made the same change. uber is trying to move past a string of scandals over the past year.. including allegations ofinternal sexual harassment and a cover-up of a data breach. vicki and grant? (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence
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karnow. lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today and it was slow to break up. as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start
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next week. (vicki) still ahead-- still ahead-- still ahead-- east bay officials say shipping coal through the city of oakland is unsafe and
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unhealthy. but today-- a federal judge struck down their ban on coal shipments. (grant) a bay area homeless encampment is cleared out... and now people tell kron4 they have nowhere kron4 they people tell and now cleared out... encampment is homeless
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(grant)(grant) a massive clean up effort is underway at the site of a former homeless encampment that had been growing in half moon bay for decades. kron4's maureen kelly reports that the people living in that camp were given until 7am today to get into a shelter or move along. a cleanup crew started to fill dumpsters with the massive amount of garbage left behind from the former campsite alongside pilarcitos creek. the half moon bay city council voted in the fall to shut this camp down and do something to protect this enviromentally sensitve area that's been littered with a growing amount of human waste, drug paraphanelia and other trash that's been piling up here. at it's height officials
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believe 20-25 people had been living here every night. they city has been working with the people here for months trying to persuade them to get into shelters or other services. friday these signs were posted letting them know that they had to be out by 7am tuesday. well past that deadline people where still picking up their possesions. this man says he's found a better alternative to the shelter. my mother lives right down the road at the senior home and i'm better taking care of her wash a dish and hugging to grandma then get in free something from someone else ian adamson is with one of the many homeless outreach organizations that came out here today to see if they can persuade the last minute stragglers to get help. push come to shop push come to show of today people i'm moving their stuff away i want to make sure he be here to make sure that some options other than just hitting the streets. we got some folks out here who are physically disabled and mentally disabled so we just been trying to offer them some short term housing to get them through this difficult time one camp resident who did not want to appear on camera camera told me that told me that she never imagined yourself in this situation, she said she still trying to find a permanent place to live and is going to some of the organizations to try and get some help. she says all she can do now is move forward maureen kelly kron4 news
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(grant) next on kron4 news at 5... a controversial comment is posted in hundreds of yearbooks-- and parent's cant believe it made it made it past the eyes of administrators. (vicki) plus... we are less than a month away from the june election-- and candidates are working to get your votes. next-- we are joined live in studio by san francisco mayor hopeful richie greenberg.
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(grant) tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (vicki) a muslim civil rights organization has sent san jose police chief eddie garcia a letter demanding changes. this comes after a lebanese-american police officer alleged racism within the department. nabil haidar is a 21-year veteran of the department. he said he was harassed by his fellow officers after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. today-- the council on american-islamic relations- or "cair"-- is calling for the san jose police department to investigate the alleged racial bias. the group also says the department needs to educate employees on cultural sensitivity. haidar's attorney has filed a six millon dollar claim for damages against the city of san jose.
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(grant) in the east bay... a federal judge has struck down the city of oakland's ban on coal shipments through its port.. this is a major setback to city leaders who argue the coal operations would be unsafe and unhealthy. the judge ruled that there's not enough evidence to indicate that... and said oakland made mistakes in its report -- including the claim that tons of coal dust would be blowing around. a city councilmember says the fight will continue and the city is reviewing its options. (grant) the treasure island music festival is back on... but this time it will be in the east bay. the festival will now be held at middle harbor shoreline park in oakland. it was on hiatus last year as organizers tried to find another location. the festival was forced to relocate because of construction on treasure island. it's happening october 13th and 14th this year-- and the lineup will be announced soon. (vicki) along the peninsula.... someone pointed a laser at a plane
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landing at san francisco international airport. the incident was reported just before 6:00 this morning. airport officials say the united airlines flight was coming from tel aviv, israel.... but the laser did not effect the plane's landing. it is not yet known who pointed the laser. (grant) in the north bay... a student is arrested at novato high school...accused of bringing ammunition to campus. police interviewed 18-year-old adam frey at the high school after getting a report that he had sent threatening text messages. officer's searched frey's car and say they found several rounds of ammunition. police say the ammunition is commonly a collector's item from world war two. no guns were found. frey has been released on bail. lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today and it was slow to break up. as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once
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again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start next week. (vicki) kron 4 is your local election headquarters... and tonight we are taking a look at one of the biggest contests ahead of the june
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election. san francisco will be electing a new mayor. (grant) kron4 has invited all of the mayoral candidates to our studio to talk about their candidacy. last week we spoke to london breed and jane kim. and joining us tonight is republican candidate richie greenberg. 1. housing (grant) - the cost of housing is forcing people out of the city and the bay area...how do you make this a place where middle class people can afford to live again?moderate2. homeless moderate again?afford to live people can middle class place where you make this a area...how do
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you make this a place where middle class people can afford to live again?moderate2. homeless (vicki) q: the homeless population has exploded in sf. you say it's inhumane. where are you planning to put the homeless and what about those who want to stay on the street? 3. dirty streets (vicki) q: sf in the national
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news lately for dirty streets and drug addicts using out in the open. affecting locals and tourists. how can you clean up the streets of san franciso?4. crime/chief (grant) police chief bill scott could be leaving after a year in charge...he's a finalist for same job in l0-a. car break ins might be down...but that's still an epidemic that's frustrating residents and leaving tourists dismayed. how do you stabalize the department leadership and keep broken glass off the sidewalks?
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(grant) and after the break...
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amazon is bringing their cashier-less store to the bay area. find out where.
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ki) amazon is bringing their cashier-less store to the bay area.
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"amazon go" is coming to san francisco. the company's first cashier-less store opened in seattle earlier this year. shoppers enter the stores by scanning a smartphone app. once inside.. they can take soda... salads or anything else off its shelves and just walk out. amazon's technology... including overhead cameras... keeps track of what they buy and charges customers after they leave. for now... amazon isn't saying when the stores will open. (lawrence) i'm chief (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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now turning our attention to the warriors-- the champs...now three games away from another trip to the finals...after taking care of the rockets in game 1 of the western conference final. (grant) after surviving a strong start from houston, golden state...took away all their momentum with a spectacular performance from their all-stars. we'll now
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dive into it all with mark carpenter who joins us in studio. mark? going into game 1, there was so much talk about how the rockets have been obsessed with this moment... and built their roster just for this matchup. well, the warriors showed the world how they feel about all that... took back homecourt advantage with a game that forced charles barkley to say this series is over in 3-games. we'll go to texas to show you how the first chapter of this series unfolded-- steve kerr started the hamptons 5 and it didn't take long for it to get chippy. draymond green...got t'd up a minute into the game after a dustup with james harden. --the rockets...raced out to a fast start and kept it close for the 1st three quarters behind 41-pts from the beard. --but then..the warriors pulled away in the 4th. kevin durant...sensat ional...with 37-points... and klay thompson added in 28...even let the crowd know
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about it with a kiss to the fans. they combined for 18 in the final quarter... and golden state up 1-oh after a 119-106 win. however, the champs...expecting the rockets to regroup. "but it's not like in the playoffs, you can change who you are. you gotta be who you are, you gotta play the way you play, but you gotta do that better. so i anticipate that we'll see a lot of the same stuff that houston has been doing all year with more pace, more force and we gotta be ready for that force." "i don't feel like it's a huge momentum shift. this team, houston can win anywhere, they've proven it before. we know it's a four game series. the first game doesn't guarantee you a win in this series. we just wanna keep playing." game 2 set for tomorrow night. then the series comes to the bay area with game 3 on sunday. (anchor)
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(anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today and it was slow to break up. as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those
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showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start next week. (catherine) it's hard to forget your kindergarten teacher... typically the first week.start next of showers to start next week.
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(catherine) it's hard to forget your kindergarten teacher... typically the first teacher you encounter whenyou start school.. in the north bay - there's a kindergarten teacher who's made a big impression not just on her students but their parents. that's why theresa lum is kron 4's teacher of the week.. "miss lum" as she's best known... has been at mary silveira elementary school in san rafael since 1989. her principal says she's a dedicated advocate for all her students.... she treats each as if they were her own.. with love and compassion. parents say she never forgets a name...even years later. theresa is described as creative and encouraging to everyone... recently producing a heartfelt going away present for a colleague. congratulations to theresa lum - our teacher of the week. if you know a teacher who deserves to be honored... tell us about it.... go to our website.kron.4 dot com. choose 'features' - and click on teacher of the week and submit your nomination.
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grant and vicki? (grant) after the break-- a kid votes himself "most likely to bomb the u-s"... and it gets printed in the school yearbook. hear how it made it past the eyes of school officials.
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this is the new $4 value menu at denny's. and the fried cheese melt is back, baby. mozzarella sticks inside a grilled cheese sandwich. we're now accepting nominations for the greatest idea ever! the fried cheese melt is back, as part of the $4 value menu. 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
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to negotiate the price of drugs. is apologizing tonight for disturbing content in its yearbook. an eighth grader with a muslim name -- listed himself as "most likely to bomb the u-s."(vicki) the school says the student chose the designation himself... and
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he was trying to be funny. regardless of the reason, parents are upset that the school allowed it to be included in the yearbooks. sonu wasu reports. bree brown / concerned parent: "i looked down and read his 'most likely to bomb the us,' and i just sat there and for a second, and i thought 'no way.' this is not happening.'" disbelief... and outrage... over a post... school officials here at the sonoran science academy call a student's "misguided sense of humor.."matt benson / sonoran science academy spokesman: "the school really wants to reiterate how sorry they are about this situation."a rite of passage gone wrong.in almost every year book... you'll see a section where students vote for the most popular, or most athletic.in this case school officials say students where given open ended questions... they filled out the answers themselves. matt benson: "there was no vote. each student individually chose those designations."but these parents just want to know... how could something like this
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.. ever make it to print? parent: "with those words.. bombing a nation.. that's an act of terrorism.. you can't put that on a child's future." and that's not that has these disbelief:for favorite student wrote... stabbed with a pencil."concerned parent: "that was occurrence that happened at the were called. it funny where i just poked you with a a school spokesman oversight. the investigating. matt benson: taken disciplinary that advisor. make sure it never happens again." (grant) that was sonu wasu reporting. school officials are asking parents to return the old yearbooks-- and exchange them for new ones. (vicki) the will be reprinting the yearbooks at no additional cost to the families. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(granti) ken wayne ken wayne and catherine heenan are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken) thank you grant and vicki... coming up tonight at six. new details about the children rescued from an alleged torture house in fairfield. tonght - the
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mom has been charged -- the dad is speaking from jail.. and we'll take you to the neighborhood where the kids are now staying. (catherine) then --- also new at six...what we know about an air force psychiatriast accused of raping patients.... kron4 news at six starts right after the break.
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(ken) felony charges for the parents of 10 children rescued from a fairfield home who police say are long-term victims of abuse. filthy living conditions just one of the horrors these parents allegedly subjected their children to on a daily basis. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm ken wayne. (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for pam moore. 29-year-old
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jonathen allen has pleaded not guilty to torture charges... we'll hear an interview from jail with him in a moment. the mother -- 31-year-old ina rogers will appear in court on those new charges tomorrow. kron 4's terisa estacio is in fairfield tonight with the latest on the investigation. this case is only getting more disturbing as it unfolds the children's mother ina rogers has said she knew nothing about the alleged torture of her children - yet prosecutors say that is not what the facts reveal. (take vo)prosecutors alledge quote "on a continuous basis the children were getting punched, strangled, bitten, shot with weapons such as crossbows and bb guns. also, they were hit with weapons such as sticks and bats, subjected to waterboarding and having scalding water poured on them.
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these are the latest documents filed today here at the solano county court house. ina rogers, the fairfield 30 year mother of 11 children now facing 9 counts of felony child abuse, and one count of cruelty to a child by endanering health. chief assistant district attorney sharon henry about the new charges and the case. sharon henry, prosecutor solano county. it is an egregious case. (continue vo) this case started back in march.. when ina reported one of the children missing police say as they investigated, they went to the home and found horrible conditions inside, including animal and human feces. all ten children were immediately removed. (estacio ) rogers is set to be back in court to face the new charges wed morning at 830. prosecutors are asking for her bail to be increased and for her to be taken into custody. she si currently out on bail. in fairfield te
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(catherine) the father in this case has been charged with a string of felonies.... (ken) earlier today he defended himself against those charges in a jail house interview.grant lodes joins us now with more. (grant). the father... jonathan allen is charged with seven counts of torture.. and nine counts of child abuse. today he spoke from the solano county jail. an emotional allen said the story police are telling...is not true.
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(grant) we have details on jonathan allen's criminal record. he has been arrested in the past for: assault with a firearm. inflicting injury on a spouse or co-habitant. and for making criminal threats. (catherine) new at six... we've learned the children are now with their grandmother in antioch. today - we went by the neighborhood - to talk to people who've seen the children there.
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seem fine, they seem happy.> (catherine) (catherine) stay with kron 4 as we continue to cover this child abuse case. on our website we have all the court documents-- as well as a timeline of the investigation and video of what the home looked like when the children were rescued by police. it's all on kron4-dot-com. (ken) also new at 6... an air force psychiatriast has been arrested and charged with raping patients. reports say doctor heath j. sommer was ordered yesterday to stand trial, facing three felony sexual assault charges. sommer allegedly targeted female service members in 2014 and 2015. he was hired by travis air force base to help veterans dealing with p-t-s-d. sommer was arrested earlier this month and pleaded not guilty to the charges. (catherine) happening now-- a rally in oakland to protest the treatment of a
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family who were barbequing at lake merritt last week. a citizen called the police on the family and the video sparked a nationwide controversy. (ken) kron 4's michelle kingston is live in oakland tonight where people are gathering outside of city hall. michelle? (michelle)we have a couple dozen people here now in support of what happened at lake merrit a few days ago.we heard from speakers - including the wife of one of the two black men who were barbecuing. theyre inside the city council meeting now.. but she tells me its nice that so many people are here today in support of them. that phone call captured on cell phone video shows a white woman on the phone claiming she was being harassed by black people enjoying a barbecue and urging police to come help her. since that phone call -- some residents are demanding the end of what they say is the misuse of public resources dedicated to policing black communities and families.the city council meeting is just getting underway and this group is heading up there now.
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we are going to head up there now and we will be back at 8 with more.live in oakland mk kron 4 news (catherine) lyft is now joining uber in giving passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue charges of sexual misconduct. both san francisco based companies announced the changes today. under the old policies... customers had to agree to resolve any legal claims in arbitration - rather than open court. settlements had to remain confidential. that's no longer the case. uber is trying to move past a string of scandals over the past year... including allegations of internal sexual harassment and a cover-up of a data breach. after
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announcing its own changes, lyft praised uber for making a "good decision." (ken/on cam) now to another big story out of the south bay where allegations of sexual harrassment appear to have led to the rapid downfall of a veteran politician. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports embattled santa clara city councilman dominic caserta has resigned from office. (dominic caserta)in a still unfolding scandal based on multiple allegations of sexual harrassment, veteran santa clara city councilman dominic caserta has resigned that post. ((full screen graphic) in a statement, caserta said the allegations are false and that he has been convicted in the court of public opinion. among those calling for him to step down was santa clara mayor lisa gillmor.lisa gillmor/santa clara mayor "...i commend dominic caserta for making the right decision to resign from office, his actions have had a terrible stain on the city of santa clara...."the 43 year old caserta also ended his campaign for county supervisor amid the allegations, some dating back ten years or or more, that he sexually
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harrassed students at santa clara high school, where he teaches civics, as well as former camaign staffers.ian crueldad/caserta's former campaign manager "....you witnessed this behavior, yes he did it a couple of times right in front of me.."ian drueldad is caserta's former campaign manager.ian crueldad "....i decided to come forward because one of his victims is a friend of mine andi couldn't stand to see the expression on her face and how uncomfortable she waswhen this happened..." so far, at least 9 people have come forward to accuse caserta of inappropriate behavior. publc safety unions denounced caserta and called on pierluigi oliverio, who was accused of sexual harrassment in a 2013 case, to drop his campaign for supervisor. paul kelly/san jose police officers' assoc. "...when men observe a male in a position of authority inappropriately touching a woman, they must act. when a teacher is rumored for years to have conducted himself in an unseemly manner with minors, men must act..."a defiant caserta said he must now work to preserve his family, livelihood and health and the politically-motivated allegations against me will be put to the test and my name cleared.
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(catherine) in the south bay... police are searching for a gunman after a double shooting in san jose. one person has died and another is in the hospital. it happened in this parking lot off of blossom hill road shortly after 1-am. police raced to downer square after getting calls of shots fired. they found two shooting victims in or near the car in this video. police don't know yet whether it was a random or whether it was know yet whether it was a random or targeted shooting... (ken) happening now... volcanic activity on hawaii's big island is increasing.
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fissures continue to open on kilauea volcano. a river of lava more than a mile long is flowing toward the ocean from one of the fissures. more residents near the site have been ordered to evacuate. the lava is also forcing some roads to close. officials worry people in some areas with limited highway access could become trapped. the national guard is standing by to help get them out of harm's way. troops are also monitoring air quality as some of the fissures spew lava balls hundreds of feet into the air and emit plumes of toxic gas. there are currently 18 open fissures on kilauea and lava has scorched more than 117 acres. (catherine) the san francisco district attorney wants to wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions. the high convictions. the high tech way the d-a is trying to clear people's records. (ken) affordable housing isn't just a big city problem. coming up... the effort being made in walnut creek to try to get people into homes they can afford. (catherine) san francisco
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police are already making a push to hire new officers... new at 6... we'll talk about how they're also trying to update their fleet of squad cars.
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a push to replace an aging fleet of patrol cars in san francisco... but first it'll take investing millions of dollars towards public safety that budget proposal was announced today by san francisco mayor mark farrell. kron4's haaziq
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madyun reports. sotand san francisco police spokesperson sgt. michael andraychak says that is a lot of miles for a police carsot san francisco mayor mark farrell's 34 million dollar budget proposal will give sfpd a chance to put some new patrol cars on the street sotin fact some sfpd patrol cars are such bad shape they have been taken out of servicesot in san francisco haaziq madyun
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kron4news (catherine) the san francisco district attorney's office is going to wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions using a computer algorithm. d-a george gascon says this will help prosecutors identify convictions eligible for dismissal under california's revised marijuana laws. in january... gascon announced his office would dismiss and seal more than three-thousand misdemeanor pot convictions dating back to 1975. the algorithm will search through nearly five-thousand felony cases in san francisco. those eligible will then be reviewed by a prosecutor and submitted to the court. (ken) new at 6... authorities in monterey county say deputies wiped out an
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extended opium poppy field, that could have produced at least four pounds of heroin a year. the monterey county sheriff's office says deputies over the weekend destroyed 27,000 plants growing on a private plot in moss landing and another 16,500 plants that had been harvested. the sheriff's office says the same plot could have been harvested three times per year. officials say no arrests have been made as they continue to investigate. (catherine) the city of half moon bay today began the process of evicting a homeless encampment from the banks of a local creek.. kron4's maureen kelly reports that the effort to remove all of the trash left behind - could take more than a week. (pkg) a cleanup crew started to fill dumpsters with the massive amount of garbage left behind from the former campsite. the half moon bay city council voted in the fall to shut this camp down and do something to protect this enviromentally sensitve area that's been littered with a growing amount of human waste, drug paraphanelia and other trash
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that's been piling up here. at it's height officials believe 20-25 people had been living here every night. they city has been working with the people here for months trying to persuade them to get into shelters or other services. friday these signs were posted letting them know that they had to be out by 7am tuesday. well past that deadline people where still picking up their possesions. yeah i'm just sad i've been here almost 3 yearswe got four people today we took off the street,ian adamson is with one of the many homeless outreach organizations that came out here today to see if they can persuade the last minute stragglers to get help. for the most part i think everyone's move don there still some folks around here who have really severe problems problems severe challenges in life and they need a lot of help will continue to do out reach for that those people try and help them place them about third. about a third of the people we see that have mental illnesses have some impaired insights. it's very hard for them to actually realize that they have a problem of any kind so we will continue to offer them assistance of them and do out reach to them until such time as they can except some help because this area is environmentally sensitive sensitive they can't they can't use machines to clean up any of the debris they've got a pick it all up by hand tools like this one here or shovels they say they expect. they say they take about tete take about 10 days to remove all the garbage in the all the garbage in theredown they line they plan to put in some
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native planting. and let nature take it's course restoring itself.maureen kelly kron4 news let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist chief right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today and it was slow to break up. as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you
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can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start next week.
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(ken) new tonight at 6. bill cosby's sentencing hearing is set for september 24th and 25th. the dates were announced in a court order today. cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constand at his home in 2004. the 80-year-old faces up to 30 years in prison. his attorney has said he plans to appeal the conviction. cosby is on house arrest. (catherine) tom wolfe, an innovative journalist and author, has died. his agent says he was hospitalized with an infection and died monday. wolfe's works include "the bonfire of the vanities," "the right stuff" and "the electric kool-aid acid test." he was known as a pioneer of a literary style in nonfiction that became known as new journalism. wolfe is survived by his wife of 40-years sheila and two children. he was 88-
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years-old. (ken) dozens turned out to hear what can be done to get more affordable housing. we'll tell you if they came up with a plan in walnut creek. (catherine) and next... the effort to protect san francisco neighborhoods from gentrification. and that could mean keeping chain stores out.
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(ken) new tonight at 6. san francisco's move to create cultural districts in areas like the recently created "leather district" in soma... may carry more significance soon. today the city's board of supervisors passed an amendment to look at placing tighter new restrictions on businesses in the districts ... ruling out large businesses like starbucks in favor of small mom and pop establishements. supervisor hilary ronan is also looking to set aside funding for the districts... up to one million dollars annually. the goal is to
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combat gentrification and homogenization in historic san francisco neighborhoods by helping locally-owned businesses thrive. (catherine) this week -- throughout the bay area -- cities are bringing attention to the dire need for affordable housing.(ken) kron four's philippe djegal reports from city hall in walnut creek. where today, a panel talked about the benefits of housing affordabilty. (philippe) a panel made up of business, medical, transportation and education experts talked affordable housing in walnut creek tuesday... a meeting attended by more than 40 people. city housing program manager margot ernst says walnut creek currently offers 560 affordable housing units... with more than 140 others either currently being built or in the pipeline. margot ernst/housing program- "but its also how can we get, um, market rate housing to become more affordable, by either incentivizing housing that is more affordable by design, or, um, or, just creating enough housing regionally, so obviously no city can do this independently, but regionally,
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creating enough housing to be able to get housing to become more affordable." ernts says she wants to bring more affordable housing to the city... but that securing funding for government subsidized housing is difficult and time consuming. she says the community should resist some of the myths associated with affordable housing... that it brings more crime, lowers property values and the quality of education in local schools.margot ernst/housing program- "the community has by in large been very supportive of affordable housing. we have had some community resistence, depending on where the affordable housing is located and if its, what kind of community does it neighbor, so we've had some resistence." danny milks attended the housing meeting with his kids. he and his wife make too much money to qualify for affordable housing... still -- they spend half of their earnings on rent. over the years, he's seen his rent skyrocket and is tired of that trend.danny milks/renter- "we've been able to finally afford uh, to find a place where we can live, but it's had a definite impact on us." the city not only wants more affordable but also to make market rate apartments more affordable. in walnut creek, philippe djegal. kron four news.
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(catherine) a big setback for enviromentlists in the east bay. the decision that allows coal shipments to pass through oakland. (ken) you can't lay down your sports bets just yet... legally. but there's a debate over how legal sports gambling might help the economy... and hurt sports. (lawrence)and i'm tracking your weeknight forcast... that's just ahead. he's been called a rockstar lawyer. he tops the charts on progressive causes...
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winning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold. fans wanting to bet on
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the raiders may not have to move to las vegas with the team. as we first reported yesterday... the supreme court ruled states are free to allow sports betting if they choose to. (catherine) alexandra limon reports from washington on whats next for the gaming industry. congresswoman dina titus knows a thing or two about gambling she represents the nevada district that includes las vegas. she says the supreme court's decision to allow sports betting outside of nevada is good thing.titus doesn't believe it will take business away form las vegas. rep. dina titus / nevada (d)i think it will take away from that illegal market that's out there that's about 150 billion dollars. but las vegas is a destinaitn.senator orrin hatch was one of the original authors of the law that prohibited sports gambling outside of nevada...it's the law the supreme court ruled
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was unconstitutional...sen. orrin hatch / utah (r)i was surprised that the court came out with that particular opinion, but it's an opinion of freedom.alexandra limon / @alexlimonnewssenator hatch says the integrity of sports is at stake and he plans to introduce new legislation to help protect honesty in the athletic arena. but congresswoman titus wants to be careful federal over regulationsrep. dina titus nevada's been doing this for a long time, we do this very well, we're the gold standard. look to us don't just reinvent the wheel.sara slane with the american gaming association expects sports betting in new jersey to be up and running by memorial day and says more states will soon follow.sara slane / spokesperson, american gaming associationif the policy is done the right way this could be a multi billion dollar opportunity for states to retain that tax money that right now is going offshore. slane says the sports betting industry could also create hundreds of thousands of jobs around the country.in washington alexandra limon. (ken)(catherine) time now for a look at the top stories we're working on tonight.
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the children's mother ina rogers has said she knew nothing about the alleged torture of her children including accusations that the father shot the children with a bb gun but that is not the case.. according to prosecutors, in fact, it is far from the truth. (take vo) these are the latest documents filed today here at the solano county court house. ina rogers, the fairfield 30 year mother of 11 children now facing 9 counts of felony child abuse, and one count of cruelty to a child by endanering health. in santa clara, embattled city councilman dominic caserta has resigned and abandoned his bid for a seat on the board of supervisors.a teacher at santa clara high school, caserta is accused of sexual harrassing students and campaign staffers going back ten years. he denies the allegations and is vowing to clear his name. police say at least 9 people have come forward with accusations. in santa clara rob fladeboe kron 4 news homicide detectives are hoping what they detectives are homicide homicide homicide detectives are hoping
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lot off of blossom hill road will help them track down the gunman.shortly after 1 this morning police raced to downer square after getting calls of shots fired.when they arrived they found two shooting victims in or near this car.the men were rushed to the hospital but one of them was not able to survive the shooting.the other man had non life threatening injuries. throughout the day detectives did not allow any one to enter this area.in the morning the lucky grocery store didn't even bother opening as employees were kept away because the entire parking lot was considered a crime scene. police don't know if was a random or targeted shooting. a couple dozen people are here right now supporting a family who was barbecuing at lake merrit a couple weeks ago when a woman called police saying they were harrassing her and illegally barbecuing.we just heard from a number of speakers including the wife of one of the men who was barbecuing.some residents are demanding the end of what they say is the misuse of public resources dedicated to policing black communities and families.now most of those people are upstairs now at the city council meeting. we are going to head up there and have more tonight at 8.in oakland kingston kron 4 news lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today and it was slow to break up.
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as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start next week.
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(catherine) a federal judge in california has struck down the city of oakland's ban on coal shipments through its port.. a major setback to city leaders who argue the coal operations would be unsafe and unhealthy... the judge ruled that there's not enough evidence to indicate that. and said oakland made mistakes in its report -- including the claim that tons of coal dust would be blowing around.. those coal cars would reportedly be covered. but one city councilman isn't impressed by that argument. councilman dan kalb - just because the proponent claim they're going to do something doesn't mean it's workable or they'll actually do it. in fact if you cover coal too tightly, there's a risk of combustion.the risk is there no matter what. the health and safety risk to people in oakland, especially in that area. we had evidence. what the judge is saying - we might have to go back and find even more evidence. the councilman says the fight will
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continue and the city is reviewing its options. oakland approved a new rail and marine terminal in 2013 -- but voted at the time - to ban shipments of coal... (ken)san francisco not the only city dealing with electric scooter problems. honolulu is now fighting with them as well.city officals there say the scooters are illegal.the mayor sent a letter to "lime" last week to not deploy the scooter sharing program.but last friday... the company released their scooters anyway.yesterday the company appealed to residents to support their continued operation. (catherine) coming up.. smokey robinson testifies on capitol hill. why the legendary singer has the support of at least one california lawmaker. i'm april kennedy and i'm an arborist with pg&e in the sierras. since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california.
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pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future. (ken) legendary singer
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smokey robinson called for the passage of the music modernization act on capitol hill today. the bipartisan bill would improve the way royalties are collected and would update music licensing and copyright law. the rise of the digital age has generated new airplay for classics made before 1972, but often the artist and the label are not compensated. california senators dianne feinstein and kamala harris were on hand to hear the music legend's plea.
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favor of this bill and bring music creation into the 21st century...and if you'll indulge me i'll ask that our colleagues second that emotion. thank you. (laughter)> (ken)you. (laughter)> (ken) you. (laughter)> (ken) the music modernization act passed the u.s. house last month by a 415-to-zero vote. robinson wasn't the only famous face at the hearing...mary wilson of the supremes, dionne warwick, darlene love, and karla redding were also there. (catherine) the treasure island music festival is back this year... but this time it will be in the east bay. the festival will now be held at middle harbor shoreline park in oakland. it was on hiatus last year as organizers tried to find another location. the festival was forced to relocate because of construction on treasure island. it's happening october 13th and 14th this
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year-- and the line-up will be announced soon. (ken) up one-nothing in the western confence finals after a resounding win last night over the houston rockets... the warriors say they've already moved on to game two wednesday night... (catherine) and you have to hear what charles barkley thought of golden state's big win... and what it means for the series... gary has "sir charles'" take... and all the sports... coming up
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the warriors... just too good last night for the houston rockets in game one of the western conference finals... james harden... played well but it wasn;t enough... because kevin durant and company had too much fire- power... harden and the rockets got of to a quck start... the "bearded one" finished with 41 points but durant was almost unguardable... going for 37
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points as the rockets close to single-cover him for most of the game klay thompson... was also really good... scoring 28 points and hitting 6 three-pointer warriors won 119-106 to take a 1-0 lead in the series... game 2 is tomorrow.. and the warriors have already moved on...(sot: curry, d'antoni, harden, klay, kerr) curry"there probably gonna make some adjustments...um hopefully we willl be able to adapt pretty quickly...really it just comes down to how respond after a big game one win,"d'antoni" our head can't explode ...they go one on one and they make shots...james does the same thing or chris...so you have to be able to absorb their greatness but at the same time don't make the mental errors that we did"harden" two months and we might have lost a game or two by doing what we do..so it won't change we gotta do it better...uh they did better than what we do better last night"thompson"sh ort memory in the playoffs because the next game will
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come at you fast and it might feel good to win one but it's a seven game series for a reason.kerr" last night was great competition..and we got win but it starts over again tomorrow." last night after the game... charles barkley... gave his opinion on how he thinks the series will go... barkley" anybody who thinks the rockets gonna win a game...or win this series is an idiot. this is over ernie...theres no way you can beat the mighty warriors...you just seen this game...the rockets cant beat them, i picked the warriors in 5...no...they not gonna win a game...even if harden and paul
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goes off...i took the warriors in five...im taking the warriors in 3.ahah" cavaliers- cavaliers-celtics game 2 is in progress... we will have highlights at 8:45... but before the game was the before the 8:45... but highlights at we will have is
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in progress... we will have highlights at 8:45... but before the game was the nba's draft lottery...
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last night at&t park's mccovey cove was turned into rugby central... in promotion of the upcoming "rugby world cup sevens"... which will be held at at&t from july 20th-to-22nd... a barge in the cove was transformed into a rugby field... the 40 best men's and women's teams in the world will compete in the event before the game some former players... had some fun with a little rugby inside the park itself on whayt was billed as "rugby night" at the ballpark in san francisco tickets for the world cup are now on sale at... "r-w-c... sevens... dot.com" a major suspension for a major league all-star seattle mariners second baseman robinson cano isout for 80 games for violating
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baseball's joint drug agreement.cano has been the rock in the middle of the mariners' lineup for a club expected to contend for a postseason spot cano says the substance for which he tested positive was given to me by a licensed doctor in the dominican republic to treat a medical ailment and that he didn't realize it was banned. cano is an eight-time all- star but now must deal with the stigma of a suspension. are you ready for a 10- are you are you ready for a 10- part documentary about michael jordan?... espn films and netflix are set to release 10-hour doc profiling who most consider the nba's best ever player... titled... "the last dance"... and will come
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out in 2019 as park of espn's ongoing 30-for-jordan approved the project and will take part jordan was a 14-time all- star, 10-time scoring champion, five-time regular- season mvp, six-time nba champion and six-time nba he is currently the principal owner of the charlotte hornets new new new information tonight on one of the key would-be guests at the royal wedding. the new reason why meghan markle's father won't be attending. and... a bay area native adds some local flavour to the royal cake.... that's next.
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(catherine) days before prince harry and meghan markle's royal wedding -- markle's father has been going back and forth about whether he'll attend. the latest report -- he won't. because he's too sick and will have heart surgery wednesday. t-m-z previously reported that he decided not to come to the wedding after it was revealed that he was paid to take paparazzi-style photos. markle was embarrassed and apologized. but later decided he 'did' want to try to walk his daughter down the aisle. that's apparently not going to happen. but stay tuned... (catherine) as meghan markle and prince harry get ready for saturday... lots of people are wondering about the dress the so-called "american princess" will be wearing.(ken) but as camila bernal reports now from windsor, there's another well- known royal fashion statement we should keep our eyes on. topping the list of british
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wedding traditions that everyone will notice.... head-toppers.the invitations specifically request that guests wear hats.vivien sheriff/royal hatmaker: definitely discs and all sorts of shapes and headpieces with feathers are always really popular color wise soft blush color, silver and navy and of course bright combinations are always beautiful.from actors to royals - vivien sheriff has been topping off celebrity outfits for over a decade there's a hat for every style... and every personality. but sheriff says there's one thing to keep in mind.vivien sheriff/royal hatmaker: the etiquette is really not to outshine the mother of the bride.after all they'll be the most talked about fashion item of the day... until of course... we see the dress. there's been broad speculation about what meghan markle will wear on her big day. mandi visser markham/ operations mgr, the wedding club: so i'm hoping she's going to push some boundaries. what she's showing us and what we know of her so far is that she's got character. she's a little more confident maybe. the royal couple already broke with tradition when broke with couple already the royal confident maybe. little more character. she's a she's got her so far is that what we know of showing us and what she's some boundaries. going
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to push hoping she's club: so i'm the wedding club: so i'm hoping she's going to push some boundaries. what she's showing us and what we know of she's got character. she's a little more the royal couple already broke with they ordered their cake. traditional in meghan and harry decided on elderflower instead... to be made by californian claire ptak, a friend of the claire ptak, a californian claire ptak, a friend of the bride to be. camila bernal, kron4 news. (ken) (ken) ptak (puh-tack)... the pastry chef designing the cake... is a marin county native who once worked at chez panisse (shea pah-neice) in berkeley. she's now the owner of london based "violetcakes." the bakery posted this photo of boxes of lemons on instagram with the caption "and so it begins..." so it appears the "lemon elderflower cake" is already in the works. lawrence karnow: there were plenty of clouds around today
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and it was slow to break up. as a result temperatures were cooler and below the average for most of the bay area. doppler radar is tracking some thunderstorms over northern california. clouds will once again be on the increase tonight with a few areas of drizzle. on the satellite you can see the low pressure area to the north spinning up those showers and thunderstorms. another low is just off the coast. that will move right over the bay area tomorrow. it will bring a slight chance of showers to the bay area. highs will remain cool with numbers in the 50s and 60s. thursday will be slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s and low 70s. the warming trend will continue into the weekend with mostly sunny skies. another cool low will move in on monday to bring more clouds and a slight chance of showers to start next week. week.start next of showers to start next week.
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