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tv   KRON 4 News at 4am  KRON  January 30, 2019 4:00am-4:31am PST

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a dry start to the day before showers push in late in the morning into the afternoon. skies will be partly cloudy to start with overcast skies along with our rainfall later in the day. high temperatures will still peak in the 60's for most of the bay just slightly cooler than yesterday's.
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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. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. ( james ) police need your help police need your help finding
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a daly city woman who has been missing for more than three days. 38-year-old christa maloney's cell phone, service dog, and wallet were all recovered... but no traces of her. kron4's j-r stone has the latest on the investigation. the whereabouts of 38 year old christa maloney of daly city are unknown and now her friends are worried and hopeful that someone might recognize her and know where she is.sot she's been ill...could be sick...could have taken advantage of her. chrsta, who is suffering from a major illness, was last seen on saturday afternoon. she had spent friday night with someone at her home in daly city according to officers. the two had then come to san francisco saturday with christa's service dog. when they got to the city both went their seperate ways. christa eventually having lunch at john's grill. workers there tell us at the end of the meal christa's credit card was denied four times. she asked a table to pay for her and they did. hours later her dog buddy was found roaming the
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streets near union square. just four blocks from the restaurant. christa nowhere to be found.sot left her dog...oc: not try to find him in fact christa's wallet, cell phone, and cell phone charger were recovered on a muni bus that day as well. still signs of christa. sot it's hard...heartbreaki ng...oc: in some way ( james ) police say christa is just 5 foot 2... weighs 90 pounds and also has an english accent. the investigation
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is ongoing. ( james ) we're learning more about p-g- and- e official file for bankruptcy. the company says it will maintain services for customers during the process... but many are wondering... at what cost? critics say... the filing is really only good for the utility... and that it's bad for both ratepayers and fire victims. kron 4's dan kerman explains what it could mean. pacific gas and electric company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy tuesday. in a statement p,g and e says the bankruptcy filing "will facilitate the orderly, fair and expeditious resolution of the liabilities that have arisen and will continue to arise in connection with the 2017 and 2018 northern california wildfires." those potential liabilities could reach into the billions of dollars... and while the utility says bankruptcy "will make sure that we have sufficient liquidity to serve our customers and support our operations and obligations." others say this will not benefit customers whatsoever. sot mark toney/ the utility reform network :36bankruptcy is a disaster for ratepayers becausewe will have to pay billions to get creditors payed the claims payed, we are
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now still paying for the 2001 pge bankruptcymark toney is with the utility reform network sotthe bankryuptcy filing by pge is a scam to get out of accountability in the wildfires and falsifying gas pipeline recordsand wildfire victims may also find themselves coming short as a result of the bankruptcysot mike danko/attorney for wildfire victims 1:25wildfire victims are the lowest level they are considered unsecured directors meaning they get paid last thats what bankryptcy is aboutattorney mike danko represents wildfire victims.sotby filing bankruptcy pge has figured out it can hold on to more money than they would otherwise standup dan kerman/sf 1:48pge returns to bankruptcy court on thursday but first on wednesday they will be before a us district judge who is considering requiring pge to reinspect its entire electrical grid prior to fire season to prevent future wildfires . at pge hq in sf, dan kerman kron 4 news. ( james ) lawmakers are weighing in
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on pg&e filing for bankruptcy. both sides of the aisle say their job moving forward is to protect rate payers and fire victims. they say the legislature needs to make sure the public utilities commission is on the side of the people... while ratepayers are still paying for p-g-and-e's last bankruptcy.
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rate payers and the victims. i don't see that today, but the end of this is a number of years away.""it's going to take a long time, the last one took two years, this one could take two and a half to three years, and it's unknown what is pg&e going to look like">( james ) today, members of the public utilities commission are scheduled to testify in front of lawmakers. ( james ) after more than 10- years of planning ... the state's board of forestry and fire protection... has announced a plan to increase vegetation treatment projects... in order to reduce wildfire risk. on tuesday... calfire along with the board of forestry and prevention... announced the creation of the 'cal vegetation treatment program.' calfire says the plan would ádouble the state's vegetation treatment from 250- thousand acres...up to half a million acres a year. that plan will include prescribe burning, fuel reduction and retro fitting old buildings to better whithstand wildfires. officials say this is one of the main ways the state hopes to prevent future fires.
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director)) "what we're doing is we're bringing back active management in areas that need healthy forest treatment, so it's not all about the community, not all about the wind driving fire into the community, it's also about protecting live standing mature trees from that wind-driven event. when you have a healthy forest, and a wind fire runs into it, it will reduce to a ground fire and not take out the entire forest, which is what we 've been seeing in the last several years.">( james ) governor gavin newsom's proposed budget devotes more than 200 -million dollars to forest management. ( james ) happening today... a special meeting is being held to help create affordable housing in the east. the metropolitan transportation commission is holding the meeting... to talk about adding more homes and jobs to the area. it would include 820-thousand new
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households and 1-point-3 million new jobs by the year 20-40. that meeting will be at the at the san leandro senior community center at 6:30 tonight. (james) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... friends of a hit and run victim speak out... as police continue to look for the driver who hit him. (james) plus... protests for better funding... bring teachers and their supporters to city hall. (james) and... a local treasure decide plans close its doors after close its doors after more than 90-years in business. (james) and here's a live look the san mateo bridge.
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(james) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. a dry start to the day before showers push in late in the morning into the afternoon.
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skies will be partly cloudy to start with overcast skies along with our rainfall later in the day. high temperatures will still peak in the 60's for most of the bay just slightly cooler than yesterday's.
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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. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
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( james ) hundreds of teachers and their supporters are pushing for more funding with a rally outside of san francisco city hall. they are calling for what they say... is their fair share of the city's 180-million dollars in education funds. organizers say... the money would keep teachers in the classroom and schools running. rally leaders say... their action is the culmination of online petitions as well as discussions with stakeholder groups. they are all urging the city's elected leaders to stand with san francisco public schools... by providing 60- million dollars from the education fund to the school district. ( james ) a school strike could also be on the horizon
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in the east bay... as members of the oakland education association are voting on whether to walk off the job. the vote comes after the school board voted to close oakland's roots international academy... and as many as 24 other schools are in jeopardy of closing, too. the district says it's because of budget concerns and a lack of resources. the teachers are asking for smaller class sizes and a 12-percent raise over three- years. the voting on whether to authorize a strike will continue through friday. if approved... teachers in the district could be on strike as early as next month. ( james ) also in the east bay... two u-c berkeley students were robbed by an armed man sunday night. they' were walking near the basketball courts on bowles hall property when they say a man approached them with a gun. he's accused of taking a laptop, two cell phones and cash. no one was injured... the man got away in a car that was parked nearby. ( james ) the record- breaking cold the record- breaking cold in much of the country has already been linked to multiple deaths. in milwaukee, a man was found
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frozen to death in his garage. someone walking by found him there. the garage door was open and he was dressed for the weather. he apparently collapsed after shoveling snow.
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chicken. tyson says there are no reports of injuries. so far, the problem does not appear to be widespread. but out of caution, the company is recalling more than 36-thousand pounds of the product. ( james ) in washington... a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes san mateo county congresswoman jackie speier -- says, the equal rights amendment needs to be ratified. washington correspondent alexandra limon explains what the bill is and why it faces hurdles. the equal rights amendment to the u.s constitution passed congress in says, equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of sex.statesrep. jackie speier / ca-d192 countries have this is in their constitutions, countries including the likes of afghanistan and cambodia and iraq.too few states ratified the constitutional amendment before a deadline passed in 1982...california congresswoman jackie speier reintroduced a joint resolution to remove that deadline .jackie speier / ca-d its finally time to get it put into the constitution of the
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untied statescongress woman carolyn maloney of new york introduced a separate bill... to restart the ratification process.rep. carolyn maloney / ny-dlet us not mince words, today in american women are under attack.maloney's bill is co-sponsored by republican congressman tom reed of seneca falls new york.alexandra limon / washington correspondent38 states must ratify the equal rights amendment to make it part of the u.s constitution. so far 37 effort to make virginia the 38th state failed last week.the era rally attracted support from celebrities like patricia arquette and alyssa milano who came with a message alyssa milano / actressignoring the era will have consequences in elections - we will make a project out of you.women's rights activists say recent polls show more than 80 percent of americans support ratifying the washington alexandra limon . (james) still ahead on the kron four morning news... the family of a wrongful death
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lawsuit speaks out... and is demanding justice for stephon clark. (james) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. the hollywood minute is coming up after the break.
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(james) welcome back to the kron four morning news. today in entertainment news... oscar movies old and
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new, and is a list of this year's grammy winners already out there? david daniel brings us up to date in the hollywood minute. "who's that?""that's rhett butler."it's the 80th anniversary of "gone with the wind" -- and if you've never seen the oscar-winning southern epic on the big screen, now's your chance! you can see rhett butler pursue scarlett o'hara when the classic returns to theaters on thursday, february 28th, and sunday, march third. tickets at fathom-events dot-com.(nat) "three... two...""ready?" "one..."you're trying to see as many oscar-nominated movies as you can before the big night? don't forget the short films! compilations of the nominees for best animated, live-action, and documentary shorts are playing in select theaters beginning february eighth. check shorts-dot-tv for details.(singing) "certified, you know i'm gang, gang, gang, gang..."is cardi-b already a "certified" grammy winner? a tweet by the music news account "main pop data" featured what it claimed was a leaked list of winners on grammy-dot-com, including
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cardi-b's "i like it" for record of the year, and "shallow" by lady gaga as song of the year. a recording academy spokesperson says the list is a fake -- that even academy staff doesn't know the winners until the accounting firm delivers the sealed envelopes the day of the ceremony. we'll find out on grammy sunday, february 10th. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (james) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break.
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(james) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. showers push in late in the morning into the afternoon. skies will be partly cloudy to start with overcast skies
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along with our rainfall later in the day. high temperatures will still peak in the 60's for most of the bay just slightly cooler than yesterday's.


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