tv KRON 4 News at 4am KRON January 31, 2019 4:00am-4:30am PST
( robin ) we're tracking the storm... here's a look at the radar. (robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news. thursday jan 31st...2019im robin winston. lets start this morning with a check on 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. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101.
p-g-&e returns to bankruptcy court. this after a federal judge slammed the utility for not doing enough to prevent its equipment from causing wildfires. the judge also found pg&e violated its probation in the criminal case stemming from the 20-10 san bruno gas pipeline explosion. the judge is proposing having the utlity reinspect its entire electrical grid and remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines in high-wind conditions ... before the end of june. ( robin ) pg&e will have to submit a wildfire mitigation plan to the california public utilities commission on february 6th. the judge will review that and then make
a final decision on what he wants pg&e to do. ( robin ) new this morning... investigators say a woman who gave out more than 700-thousand prescriptions at three bay area walgreens stores... was never licensed as a pharmacist. and this went on for more than 10 years. according to the l-a times... investigators say kim le also gave vaccinations... ordered medications and supervised pharmacy technicians from 2006 to 2017. state inspectors say they found out about le two years ago while they were visitng a wlagreens in fremont. investigators say le was using pharmacist license numbers that belonged to other people with the same name. she also worked at stores in milpitas and san jose. now california's board of pharmacy will decide if those stores will get to keep their licenses. in the east bay... police say an attempted kidnapping took place on a popular walking path. the man
arrested is accused of trying to hurt eight- and nine- year old girls. it happened in el cerrito ... near a path close to manila avenue. police saying 42 year old freddy penate-melara from richmond is charged with attempted sexual assault... after he tried to grab two girls on the path as they were just feet away from one the girl's father. the man accused of the assault... is now behind bars being held on 2- point-5million dollars bail. ( robin ) now to peninsula ... where san mateo police arrested a suspect connected to a violent street robbery. take a look at this surveillance video ... police say maka tua attacked a say maka tua attacked a woman picking fruit outside of el
toro meat market on monday morning. they say.. the 26-year-old grabbed her wallet and pushed her to the ground. the victim was injured and needed to go to the hospital. police were able to find tua because he dropped his cellphone during the struggle. police arrested tua on tuesday at his brother's house. ( robin ) it's been years in the making... but we now have new details on the proposal to charge visitors a fee to drive down lombard street. planners held a presentation for those residents wednesday night. the fee would work like a toll. five dollars on weekdays and 10 dollars on weekends. planners say people would book a time slot in advance with an app or online and then drive down the street within a certain window of time. meetings on the proposed fee for lombard street will continue at a later date. we will update you when that meeting is set. ( robin ) in national headlines ... a bi-partisan
group lawmakers are on capitol hill working together to try to avoid another government shutdown. their goal is bor deal that can clear both chambers of congress... and win president trump's signature. the deadline is february 15th, when a stopgap government funding measure expires. as lawmakers float different proposals ... democrats say they are leaning towards better border technology and increased staffing and security ... instead of a wall.
wall while bypassing congress. that would almost certainly result in a ( robin ) another bay area democrat could soon announce a 20-20 presidential run. castro valley congressman eric swalwell says he's close to making a decision.( robin ) if swalwell does run ... the primary field is set to be crowded with democratic stars including senators kamala harris and elizabeth warren. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... human trafficking is a big problem across the state... so now a unique operation is
helping detectives get survivors off the streets. (robin) plus... a bay area family is still holding out hope... 30 years after a woman disappeared while walking home from (robin) and... it looks like more and more people are getting fed up with the bay area... and heading out. find out how its affecting real estate prices in the south bay. ( robin ) we're tracking the storm... here's a look at the radar.
in the south bay. the once red hot real estate market is cooling. prices are coming down and a growing number of people are selling out, cashing in and moving on says says santa clara realtor myron von raesfeld.myron von raesfeld/windemere silicon valley "....i currently have two listings coming on the market, this being one of them, both are leaving the state, this one has already moved to austin, texas, my other couple are moving to boston, and i have another listing coming up wherethe people are moving to seattle..."indeed, the on-line real estate service redfin says migration is reaching a record high with one in four people searching for a home looking to leave the bay area with sacramento and seattle among the most popular destinations. the proceeds from cashing in one's equity can go a lot farther in places says von raesfeld.myron von raesfeld/realtor "...its much cheaper in many places
across the country that have really great quality of life so many people are passing on the bay area and going somlace where they get that quality of life where everything is 20-30 percent cheaper..."san francisco, new york, l.a and denver have the highest net outflows, which means more people looking to leave than to move in. von raesfeld says the owners of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on murguia avenue, who have already moved to austin, texas, are typical of what's happening. "....take that and they move to texas where the buy a home that is three times the size for $400,000 dollars. it's a choince where many people are beginning to say, i have options and they are taking that option and moving it out of statre..."in santa clara rob fladeboe kron4news ( robin ) mayor london breed has
laid out her new plan with her state of the city address. on wednesday...breed talked about all the major issues at the l-g-b-t center... which included homelessness, housing and behavorial health. she is setting high goals for the city saying in the next four years she wants to create enough shelter beds, step-up housing units and make housing subsidies for the homeless. affordable housing is another item on her to-do list. ( robin ) mayor breed said the crisis in san francisco reaches beyond the housing and homeless... saying many issues come from people who say they need more than housing. ( robin ) the trump administration's new asylum policy named "remain in
mexico" ... is requiring asylum seekers to wait in mexico to learn the results of their request. the policy took effect last friday, as another large group of migrants heads to the u-s from central america. homeland security says it's overwhelmed by the numbers of migrants and the huge backlog of immigration cases. the agency calls the new rules, 'migrant protection protocols...' but humanitarian groups say the policy does not protect migrants and asylum seekers. ( robin ) there are unanswered questions about how mexico will pay for and house migrants ... and whether aslyum seekers will have accees to lawyers as they would in (robin) still ahead on the kron four morning news... terrifying moments for a driver...parking garage.
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