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patrol continues to investigate a shooting. the casino is right off highway 101 and airport parkway near the san jose international airport. the shooting happened last night there was a heavy police presence here and the casino parking lot was tapped off surrounding a car that had multiple bullet holes. i spoke with a security guard here who says a man was shot near the freeway in his car and he drove into the casino parking lot for help. people here called 911 and the man was sent to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound. we are still waiting to hear back from chp san jose to confirm these details and see if they have the shooter in custody. as well as an update on the victim. stay tuned as we learn more. live in san jose, sara stinson kron four news. ( james ) thanks sara.
( james ) breaking news this morning --- police have arrested a 36-year-old man for sexual assault in the hacienda health care case. where a woman in a vegetative state for years gave birth in december. the phoenix police chief said that "nathan sutherland" is a caretaker and licensed nurse at the facility. we will continue to update you with any new information as it comes out. ( james ) this morning we are hearing from lyft after a driver was arrested in a sexual battery investigation.er
told police she called for a ride to a hotel and during the ride she was sexually battered. police have since arrested 22-year-old bipin thapa for the attack. lyft says the allegations are disturbing and they are cooperating with investigators. the company says the driver passed a background check last month. ( james )in the south bay... a san jose teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a student. police arrested ricardo chavarria on felony sex charges with a person under age 18. investigators say the victim was assaulted inside a classroom. chavarria worked as a spanish teacher at pioneer high school in san jose. he has worked in the school district since 20-11. district officials say... he will not return to pioneer nor any other position in the district. ( darya ) new this morning ... the city of berkely is changing the way you eat take-out or dine-in at restaurants ... in an effort to reduce waste.( james )
's will tran is the new ordinance passed by city lawmakers.will? starting next january if you get a cup of coffee in berkeley bring your own cup or it's gojng to cost you more city leaders voted unanimously last night to pass a law that in essence skips even recycling ... and goes to zero wasteit's the most aggressive law of its kind so far in the countrylawmakers also say fast food restaurants must cut down on one time use utensils like plastic forks and use steel forks and spoons ( darya ) thanks will.
reports of any injuries. ( james ) oakland lawmakers are now one step closer to naming at street next the fruitvale bart station after oscar grant. grant was the 22-year old man fatally shot by a bart police officer at the fruitvale station more than 10 years ag. it happened after reports of a fight on a train. grant and others were detained on the platform before shots were fired. last night ... the oakland city council approved the street to be named oscar grant way. now approval must come from the bart board. ( james ) the family of grant also hope to get a mural near the station on march 23rd. they hope the bart board can officially name the station after grant around the same time. (2-shot)( james )family and friends of a slain discovery bay woman... held a protest
outside the contra costa county district attorney's office.( darya ) as kron4's dan kerman explains... it all has to do with a new law that went into effect at the start of the year. prosecuting juveniles as adults 0122196 pkgcarrying signs reading justice for allie, family and friends of 20 year old murder victim allie sweitzer rallied against contra costa county district attorney diana becton tuesday...sotit just doesnt make sense to keep our community safelast year a judge determined sweitzer's alleged 15 year old killer was to be tried as an adult, but a new state law that went into effect january first prevents those under the age of 16 from being tried as adults... that means if convicted, instead of as much as 25 years to life in prison, the suspect would be released at the age of 26.sot taylor sweitzer/murder victim's sister he did an adult crime, multiple times in a few weeks span and should be charged as an adult. he took a life.judges in riverside county and kern county have already ruled the new law unconstitutional... the family says district attorney becton originally agreed to appeal the new law... and then
changed her mind... sot melanie schwartz/murder victim's mother :52i would ask her to reconsider her decision and let the courts decide if they say no, then we have done all we cansweitzer's alleged killer is due to enter a plea on thursday in juvenile court.. that's why the family met with the d.a. tuesday afternoon in hopes of getting her to change her mind before that happens. she refused. in a statement to kron 4 the d.a. says the california attorney general's office issued a legal opinion finding senate bill 1391 constitutional. i have issued an office-wide policy to direct all prosecutors in my office to not challenge the constitutionality of senate bill 1391. soti am beyond disappointed... our daughter matteredstandup dan kerman/martinez 1:45and while the family says the da's decision might make it too late in their case they will continue to fight 1391ú for other family. at the da's office in martinez, dan kerman kron 4 news.158/std ( james ) new this morning...
police investigating a deadly crash after a woman was hit and killed while crossing the street. it happened last night on lewis brown road between sonoma boulevard and broadway street. police say the woman was not in a crosswalk when she was hit. the driver did stay on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. ( james ) oakland police arrested a person of interest for the deaths of three men. the three were shot and killed on center street january 4th ... that's three- blocks from the west oakland bart station. two victims were in a parked car... while a third was standing outside. they were identified as 21- year old gino houchins ... 29- year old marcus fuller jr ... and 31- year old dante johnson. police are not releasing the name of the person of interest right now because the investigation is ongoing. ( james ) police are looking for someone who robbed a mountain mikes pizza restaurant in walnut creek.
it happened late yesterday morning ... just before 11:30 ... and the business on ygnacio valley road. the robber was last seen driving this white, ford focus with license plate number 8-e-g-y- 7-4-5. ( darya ) still aheadon the kron4 morning news... bart has been graded by passengers and it's not the news they were hoping for. ( darya )plus... victims of the camp fire are getting help from a big name as they continue their battle with pg&e. ( darya )and... the fbi is struggling to collect information from agents across the country... during the government shutdown.
(james)(darya) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... another great day to get outside as temperatures boost upward even as compared to yesterday, in the 60's for more areas while holding onto the upper 50's a little closer to the coast. skies will be sunny and dry again today just as they will remain for the rest of the week ahead.
government shutdown is affecting the fbi and the way it protects us. ( james ) the organization says the shutdown is slowing down fbi agents' work on counter- terrorism, drug and gang enforcement and other national security matters. drew petrimoulx has the story. it's more than a month into the government shutdown that f-b-i agents say is now effecting the core of their
families raising young children. ( james ) furloughed t-s-a workers are at risk of missing their second paycheck due to the government shutdown. at oakland airport, southwest airlines went the extra mile to help them out. yesterday ... the airline offered t-s-a employees free barbeque all day. ( james ) last week, the alameda county community food bank stepped up and donated more than 300 bags of food for furloughed t-s-a agents. ( james ) president trump and house speaker nancy pelosi remain at odds over the state of the union address. the white house says it's moving ahead with plans for trump to deliver his address at the capitol next week. even though pelosi hasn't given the green light. she appears firm in her request that trump
postpone the speech until the government reopens. trump will not be able to deliver his address before a joint session of congress ... unless the house and senate pass resolutions convening the session. ( darya ) democratic senator kamala harris says she's raised one-point-five million dollars online in just 24 hours after announcing that she is running for president. she made the announcement monday. she's the first major 20-20 candidate to release fundraising data. and she's among a large group of democrats.. hoping to be replace president trump. < no no no. dude >( darya ) coming up ... an uber driver is nearly hijacked by a drunk passenger. the driver recounts the frightening experience. ( darya ) and the city safest in california is right here in the bay area..
(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) another great day to get outside as temperatures boost upward even as compared to yesterday, in the 60's for more areas while holding onto the upper 50's a little closer to the coast. skies will be sunny and dry again today just as they will remain for the rest of the week ahead.
passenger grabbing my steering wh the driver... the d albert castro... captured the incident on his dash cam video. this is on i-80 in sacramento. you can see the passenger reach for the steering wheel and castro slaps his hand away. then once castro thinks he has the situation under control... the does it again. ( darya ) castro did manage to stop his car in the middle of the freeway. the passenger is facing d-u-i charges for trying to take control of the car. police say this video posted to facebook shows the man partying and drinking just one hour before requesting the uber ride. ( darya ) as we head to
they say you should always listen to your heart. and where better to do that, than the island of ireland? after all, your heart is the best compass there is. so get out there and fill your heart with the stuff that keeps it beating. fill your heart with ireland. (james)(darya) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya ) governor gavin newsom visited a youth correctional facility this week. its part of his promise to end how the state currently incarcerate's young people.( james ) he also
at keeping troubled teens off the streets. kay recede has the story. (nats)this classroom is a world away from where these teens were(derrick mcdougal, student)"made a mistake and i'm in here for attempted murder."(jackson chand, student)"i just made a mistake, broke into a house." (byron mcbee, student)"man, just following the wrong crowd."now out of their troubled neighborhoods they face computer screens learning code as part of a new program at stockton's youth correctional facility(derrick mcdougal, student)"i'm trying to like basically start, build my own future, you know what i'm saying? i gotta have a job and like something positive to do when i get home."these students have a new ally by their side newly elected governor gavin newsom who has vowed to end the way the state traditionally incarcerates teens(governor gavin newsom)
"if we're gonna get serious about changing the trajectory of the lives of these young children; i think we need to do it through a different lens and not the traditional corrections lens."in his budget proposal the governor suggested to shift the division of juvenile justice out from adult servicesand under the umbrella of health and human services(governor) "and a focus on getting under the hood of what trauma these young children had in the first place that triggered some of the activities, actions and bad decisions that led them here."governor newsom says he knows this proposal will be challenged(governor) "dogs don't bark at parked cars, i'm not suggesting anything there, i'm just suggesting that change has its enemies."(kay recede in stockton)"governor gavin newsom did not have an exact figure of how much this change would cost but he did say he believes it would save the state some serious cash." (governor)"for every child in this system, we're spending over $300,000 a year. i mean, that's not annl harvard."newsom teens will be rehabilitated with programs such as the last mile(chris redlitz, co- founder, the last mile) ( james ) police are searching for
a man who impersonated a "meals on wheels" employee last week. reports say the man was outside of the safeway on shattuck avenue asking for donations. police say the man ran away after being confronted by an actual meals on wheels employee. the suspect is described as a man in his 60's about six feet tall, last seen wearing a white meals on wheels t-shirt. ( james ) bart passengers say the transit agency has more work to do to make them feel safe. a new survey shows bart riders' customer satisfaction is falling. according to a new survey... 56% say things could be better on bart. the number of people satisfied with bart security and bart police is down about 15% over the last about 15% over the last year. fewer people are also satisfied with train and station cleanleser satisfaction
enforcement of fare evasions. ( james ) one bright spot for bart... riders do say that they have noticed a difference in the cleanliness at the civic center station in san francisco. you may remember this video from last year showing people doing drugs in the station. this is how the same area looks today. ( darya )in the east bay... there are some significant bart delays now through sunday afternoon. riders on trains between south hayward and warm springs - south fremont should expect delays of up to 40 minutes. bart is repairing and upgrading the tracks in union city. ( darya ) officials in san mateo county are issuing an alert after a mountain lion was spotted in the area monday night. officials say the mountain lion was seen in the area of el granada... near del monte and san pedro roads. the report says the animal was not aggressive
and stayed hidden-- officials are reminding residents to always be aware of their surroundings. (2-shot)( darya ) a new report is out that ranks the safest cities across california and here in the bay area. ( james ) here's kron four's rob fladeboe with a breakdown. (downtown san jose)conducted by the national council for home safety and security, the study ranks cities based on both violent and non-violent crime. (full screen graphic) statewide, the report ranks hillsborough as the safest california city, followed by palos verde estates, imperial, truckee and sierra madre rounding out the top five. the findings are based on the fbi's uniform crime reporting tool along with the trade group's "internal population research."(full screen graphic) in the bay area, the study says the top ten safest cities are hillsborough,los altos, piedmont, foster city, mill valley, los gatos, healdsburg, clayton, moraga and belmont. left out ot the study are cities with fewer than 1o,000
people or cities that failed to submit crime reports to the f.b.i. the study purports to the cities that have had the least amount of violent and non-violent crimes per capita. well down the list are the bay area's three largest cities, with san jose coming in at 194, san francisco at 208 and oakland at number 253.rob fladeboe/san jose "...the study was paid for by people who are in the business of selling security and burglar alarms, a press release said it was done simply to bring awareness to cities that are likely to have the most crime per capita..." in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 mornng news..... a study reveals the two popular car
brands that are at more risk of catching fire than others. ( james ) plus....lord stanley is in the bay area. but sharks fans are superstitious when it come to being around the prized trophy. ( james ) and coming up in the next hour.. marc benioff is bringing attention to san francisco at the world economic forum... but it's not the attention the city wants.
wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) 4 your money this morning... a warning if you drive a hyundai or kia. car experts say five different models are more likely to catch fire than other cars. a report by the highway loss data institute says... drivers of those cars file fire insurance claims at a rate far higher than the average for
comparable cars. researchers say hyundai and kia cars with four-cylinder engines are affected-- and most instances the fires were not caused by a crash. last week-- both kia and hyundai announced they would recall 168-thousand cars to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. ( james ) still ahead... victims of the camp fire are getting help from a big name as they continue their battle with pg&e.
activist erin brockovich says p-g-and-e is trying to avoid being held responsible for the recent wildfires. she led a protest against the utlity company yesterday at the state capitol. here's capitol bureau reporte ashley zavala with the story. erin brockovich is working with a number of fire victims and their lawyers who sued the utility.as pg&e bankruptcy by the end of the month, demonstrators today urged lawmakers to not let that happen.((pkg)) trt: 1:25"take control of this runaway monopoly,"erin brockovich stood alongside several fire victims at the capitol company she became famous for beating in court more than 20 years that mean th
turn off the lights, boo-hoo and go home? no!"brockovich called bankruptcy pg&e's "go-to", noting she says the company doesn't want to be held responsible for recent wild fires. citing a letter from one of pg&e's shareholders, she's adamant the utility is solvent. "overwhelming evidence. if you're solvent, you don't get to file bankruptcy. the state and the puc needs to work with them and say, we're in charge now."when asked for comment, pg&e did not acknowledge brockovich's claims, but did say in response to the event in part, "we understand and recognize the serious concerns raised by customers and wildfire victims and acknowledge that while we have made progress we have more work to do."victor porter is a camp fire victim now living in a trailer in a friend's driveway."hopefully pg&e is accountable whether we get a dime or not, it don't matter, they need to pay for what they did.from the sierra foot-hills worry if pg&e is found responsible, their communities could be next.."if they're going to bail out on these people how can you hold them responsibility to anything else? ( james ) after the protest brockovich said she personally met with lawmakers. meanwhile the shareholder firm she mentioned... bluemountain capital... sent an open letter to p-g&e urging the company to wait until
after the annual shareholder meeting in may... before filing for bankruptcy. ( darya ) teachers in los angeles are expected back in the classrooms today after school officials and their union reached an agreement. it includes a 6 percent raise for educators, a slight reduction in some class sizes, and additional support staff, including nurses and librarians. teachers voted to approve the deal last night. every campus should see an increase in nursing services over the next three school years. teachers complained that some schools only had a nurse on staff once a week. the new contract also eliminates a longstanding clause that gave the district authority over class sizes. ( james ) the stanley cup is finally in san jose ... but not under the glory of a sharks championship. hockey's highest trophy is just visiting for the all- star weekend. it was available for viewing at the san jose mcenery convention center. since their inception in 19-91 ... the sharks have never won the cup. so for die hard fans ...
this was a rare chance to get up close and personal . fans waited for hours in line to see it. but they were split on whether or not they should átouchá it. ( james ) this year's n- h-l all-star game begins saturday at 5pm at the s-a-p center. stivies have already kicked off on stockton street in san francisco. mayor london breed along with several community leaders kicked off the annual event. the big parade which attracts hundreds of thousands of people to san francisco is happening february 23rd. the lunar new year begins on break, here's a live look
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james )( james ) more money is on the way to the san francisco s-p-c-a. yesterday, the third annual pop up at the embarcadero center in san francisco allowed visitors to cuddle with adoptable puppies for 10 minutes for 10 dollars. you can also purchase a month long cuddle pass for
$100 dollars...or, just stop in for coffee at the cat cafe. the pop- up is open weekdays from 11-in the morning to 7-at night.. they have a month of special events planned through february 14th. a link to those events can be found on our website, kron-4 dot com. ( darya )coming up police are investigating a shooting near a casino in the south bay... we have the details in a live report. ( darya )plus ... a new law to help reduce waste in berkeley ... will change the way you eat at restaurants. will tran has more in a live report. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) oh! oh!
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