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powerful storm is moving into the bay area as we speak. rain is starting to fall in the north bay-- but it's going to get more intense in the overnight hours. and the heavy rain is expected to cause flooding, mudslides, and downed trees. good evening i'm vicki liviakis. (grant) and i'm grant lodes. this is expected to be one of the strongest storms of the season. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with more on the timing-- and the impact it will have. lawrence? lawrence karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with a few light showers. rain will become heavy at times tonight and tomorrow morning. you can see the rain on doppler now. flash flooding is a
possibility through thursday. high winds will also cause damage. more rain will move in on thursday. cold showers will return on friday and it will be wet throught the weekend. (vicki) thanks lawrence. and we have team coverage of the storm tonight. (grant) tonight. of the storm team coverage and we have lawrence. thanks (vicki) weekend.throught the will be wet friday and it will return on cold showers in on thursday. rain will move damage. more also cause winds will also cause damage. more rain will move in on thursday. cold showers will return on friday and it will be wet throught the weekend. weekend.
(grant) and water managers across the region are keeping close tabs on áreservoir levels... they're also checking the rivers and creeks that feed into those reservoirs. kron four's rob fladeboe jons us now live from anderson reservoir in morgan hillwhere the they have quite literally pulled the plug on the dam to let some water out to make room for more. rob?
water has been piring out of the outley pipe at the base of the dam for the past week. it's always a veryimpressive sight to see this, about a 179,000 gallons per minte pouring into coyote creek and making it's way downstream, through san jose and out into the bay.(take vo) marty grimes/santa clara valley water district '.....certainly, it's dual, there is a dual purpose for doing this. one is we reduce the chances we willexceed the seismic restrictions on that reservoir but as the same time we reduce the chances the level will rise even further and cause the water to spill over the spillway so both risks are reduced by opening the spillway..."(trailing vo) (rob/live/vo) here's the view from an top of the dam looking east. you can see that thereservor is well below capacity at about 36 percent and the goal here is to keep it nder n58 percent. but water is coming in faster than it's being let out because
track the approaching storm and the weather in your neighborhood with the kron-4 mobile app. there you will find full forecasts... and interactive radar. you can also get push alerts on bay area storms. all with the kron-4 mobile app pickup the cash register. the hundreds the hundreds. let me get that henny. the henny. (vicki) new video tonight showing an armed robbery in san jose. this happened at the shan market on east julian street back on january 25th-- but police just released this surveillance video. police say the two men in the video walked into the store and demanded money-- and two bottles of alcohol from the clerk. one of the men was holding a gun. police say they got away with an unknown amount of cash. they are asking anyone who might recognize these men to give them a call. (vicki) and developing news tonight... vandals target multiple vehicles in a quiet north bay town. police are now asking for the
community's help in finding whoever is responsible. kron4's haaziq madyun shows us where it happened it was a busy morning cleaning up broken glass and replacing shattered windows for some residents in benicia. this is where vehicles parked on west m street, west 3rd street and east o street had windows smashed overnight by vandalssot that is saying a lot because kennon mcclanahan and his family have lived here for over 40-years. he says his girlfriend's car was also vandalized. believe it or not he is feeling kind of lucky. it could have been worsesot nat/sot haaziqso just pure vandalism?sotbenicia police received their first 9-1-1 call tuesday at around 2am. in the following hours 3-dozen vehicles were reported vandalizedsot
windows. there was some items taken from the vehicles. a lot of the property was found on the street. it appears to be an act of vandalism. we are going door to door contacting any residents in the area to see if they have any security footage to give us any leads"> in the mean time vandalism victims are covering broken windows with plastic bags or coming up with the cash to have their windows replacedsot investigators says at this point they are not sure if the vandals are locals or from out of town. anyone with information is asked to contact benicia police. in benicia haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) a big story tonight... after nearly three months of testimony - a federal jury has found mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo"
guzman guilty of all 10 criminal counts against him. the jury of eight women and four men deliberated for over 6 days. the 61-year old was charged with running a years long criminal enterprise as the leader of the sinaloa cartel. the prosecution's case featured 2-hundred hours of testimony from 56 witnesses. fourteen of those witnesses -- mostly admitted drug traffickers and cartel associates -- cooperated with prosecutors. "el chapo" faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. his defense attorneys plan to appeal. (vicki) coming up... we are still waiting to find out where the raiders will play next season-- but we learned of another surprising possibility today. we'll tell you where. (grant) and after the break... governor gavin newsom is abandoning one of former governor brown's biggest legacy projects. the future of high speed rail after today's surprising announcement. (vicki) and taking a look at stormtracker 4 radar... the rain is starting to
have more lawrence will have more on the timing in just a few minutes. (grant) the governor is pumping the brakes on the high speed rail project... meant to connect san francisco and los angeles through the central (vicki) gavin newsom announced the change today in his state of the state address. capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains how the project is changing, and how lawmakers are reacting... ((pkg))((ashley standup)) governor gavin newsom's stance on housing, immigration, education, health and water have all been pretty clear since he took office... but today in his state of the state address, for the first time, he revealed his thoughts on the bullet train and how he's taking it in a different direction.(newsom) "let's be real, the current project as planned would cost too much and respectfully take too long" the high speed rail meant to link los angeles to san francisco is now looking more like a train between merced and bakersfield. newsom says
this could reinvigorate economy in the central valley. (newsom) "the valley may be known around the world for agriculture, but there is another story ready to be told. a story of a region hungry for investment, a workforce eager for more training and good jobs, californians who deserve a fair share of our state's prosperity"the 77 billion dollar bullet train was scheduled to be complete by 2033... the central valley segment had a 2022 deadline. assemblyman jim patterson says he saw the collapse of the original plan coming.(assm. jim patterson r-fresno) "something has to be made whole in fresno or we're just going to be a canary in the coal mine, and if something doesn't happen the canary is going to die."democratic leaders of the assembly and senate say they think the governor's stance is more of a step-by-step approach.(state senate leader toni atkins d-san diego)) "i don't know if you'd call that putting the brakes on, or stepping back and taking an assessment of a situation that we maybe need to approach this differently." they also acknowledged this isn't what californians were promised.((assembly speaker anthony rendon - d-lakewood)) "the extent to which a train from bakersfield to merced
fulfills the original vision to what california's voted for, and to the extent it doesn't link the two largest
urban areas in the state seems problematic."((ashley standup)) the governor announced he also replaced the head of the board overseeing the project.. that board is scheduled to meet next week. tag. (grant) (grant) the governor talked about a lot more than the high speed rail today.. including how he plans to tackle homelessness and address the bankruptcy filing of p-g-and-e. you can find more on our website at kron-4 dot com. (vicki) and while many view the governor's comments as abandoning the san francisco to los angeles stretch of high-speed rail, proponents remain optimistic it may still happen(grant) the bullet train was to arrive at san francisco's cal train station. that's where kron 4's dan
kerman is live with more on the bay area impact. dan?
hi speed rail southbay reax 0212195 insertsoti'm terribly disappointed he wouldnt be more bullish about it.former santa clara county supervisor rod diridon, who is also the former chair of the california high speed rail authority... says despite the governor's comments he still believes central valley to silicon valley hi speed rail will come eventually because it's the only way for silison valley to bring in the workfoce to remain viablesot rod diridon/former county supervisor :25we have rapid growth with google buying 200+ acres and apple expanding and facebook and adobe they are adding hudnreds of thousands of jobs you cant do that without having access to additional housing through mass transportation, you dont want that housing to have to commute into the valley by
car, that's disastrous.the original plan was for the high speed rail to come up through the central valley and turn west near madera, and head through the pacheco pass to gilroy and on to the san jose train station that bears diridon's name... diridon says the state is short 17 billion dollars to complete taht stretch, but he remains optimistic it will happen.this will be hub of hi speed rail in the bay area, in the future, the future will jsut be a little further away. 120/further away
(anchor) taking a look at stormtracker 4 radar.... (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with a few light showers. rain will become heavy at times tonight and tomorrow morning. you can see the rain on doppler now. flash flooding is a possibility through thursday. high winds will also cause damage. more rain will move in on thursday. cold showers will return on friday and it will be wet throught the weekend. (grant) still ahead--
protected. finally feels who says he finally feels protected. (vicki) and with just days to go before a crucial government funding deadline -- president trump weighs in on the border deal struck by hill negotiators. we'll have the details after the break. break. after the the details we'll have negotiator
there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. (vicki) taking a look at
stormtracker 4 radar... a whole lot of green on the screen. the rain is starting to fall-- and it's going to intensify overnight... the pineapple express - bearing down on us - for howlong? chief meteorologist is timing it all out, and will have more in just a few minutes. (grant) with just days to go before a crucial government funding deadline, president trump isn't happy with the bi-partisan compromise on border security that was reached last night. but the president also says he's weighing some options in terms of how to fund his proposed border wall. karin caifa reports. president donald trump: "the answer is no, i'm not. i'm not happy."president trump -- not pleased with the current border security funding deal -- but not entirely rejecting the idea of signing it. president donald trump: "i don't think you're going to see a shutdown."on monday night, after a weekend impasse, top hill negotiators said they'd reached a compromise --sen. richard shelby/-r- alabama: "we've reached an agreement in principle."but one that falls
well short of president trump's five-point-seven billion dollar ask for a border wall -- and also shy of funds proposed in a senate package last year.the bipartisan agreement includes -- among other items -- one-point-three seven-five billion dollars for barrier funding -- prohibiting the use of concrete walls -- to cover roughly 55 miles of new barrier.rep. nita lowey/-d- new york: "this is a compromise. no one got everything they wanted."the goal now -- get legislation moving through congress.sen. mitch mcconnell/-r- majority leader: "i look forward to reviewing the full text as soon as possible and hope the senate can act on this legislation in short order." even if he does sign off on the bill to avoid another government shutdown, president trump hinted he's looking at other options for the border wall funds --president donald trump: "we're building the wall, and we're using other methods other than his, and in addition to this."that could include executive orders, or the declaration of a national emergency -- actions that will likely prompt, legal challenges.in washington, karin caifa kron 4 news. (grant) next at 5:30...
the search continues for a place for the raiders to play next season. but one state-- without a professional n-f-l team-- is stepping up saying they want to host the silver and black. we'll have the latest. (vicki) and we are tracking the rain in the bay area... you can see where it's falling right now. we will have more on the timing... and where we could see some flooding... after the break.
5:30... we are tracking the storm hitting the bay area. this is a look at stormtrcker 4 radar... you can see where the rain is falling right now. and it's only going to get more intense. (vicki) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here with more on the timing. lawrence? lawrence karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with a few light showers. rain will become heavy at times tonight and tomorrow morning. you can see the rain on doppler now. flash flooding is a possibility through thursday. high winds will also cause damage. more rain will move in on thursday. cold showers will return on friday and it will be wet throught the weekend.