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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. remarkable man for not just what he >> now at 6 norman the first japanese american mayor of a major american city and first asian american to hold a u.s. cabinet position is being remembered in his hometown and that a san jose native and former mayor of that city does back on may the 3rd at age 90. thank you for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne.
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bennett is ashes were taken in a motorcade from the san jose airport that bears his name. >> to city hall where his remains are lying in honor in the rotunda before the public memorial service tomorrow morning. kron four's rob nesbitt talks with current mayor sam liccardo and others who knew the politician. well, he has more on how minetta has been honored and remembered. >> in his 90 years, norman, that accomplished a lot here in san jose and in washington, d.c., it's how he made people feel that he'll be remembered for most. >> norman minute is ashes arrived at the airport that bears his name wednesday morning before they were carried to san jose where he served as mayor from 1971. to 1975. want always be broad. era dawns spoke at san jose city hall about minute as many accomplishments locally but says it's a long list that doesn't come close to what he'll remember most about his friend of 55 years. he's here.
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sincere can sear sincere concern about how i felt it was a member of the u.s. house of representatives and was a cabinet member under president bill clinton and president george w bush, san jose mayor sam liccardo was an intern from in washington, d.c., when he was 18 years old. man never and he had such a connection with the people said it was very and everybody had a there are a lot of first highlighted wednesday that it was the first asian american mayor of a major u.s. city and the first asian american cabinet member. just incredible breaking barriers, not friend self, but for so many others who could then found it known day in the city soon a legacy in the bay area and country that reverend gerald second moto says everyone can learn from and be inspired by it was really which the policy an
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sure work towards try collaboration working together for >> a public memorial service will be held from an eta tomorrow at the bill graham civic auditorium at 10:30am, several prominent figures are scheduled to attend, including former president bill clinton. >> in san jose, i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. >> new at 6 tonight, police in san francisco released surveillance pictures of 2 people they think are connected to the assault on a millbrae city council member on saturday. councilman anders fung was walking at the sutro baths ruins with his family when a large block hit his head block of concrete. police say 2 people were seen directly fung and we're writing graffiti. police are asking anyone with information to contact us. park police, palo alto police have arrested and charged 2 men who they believe are responsible for an armed robbery at a tobacco store. >> the incident happened in
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january. a clerk and smoke shop on california avenue reported he had been beaten and robbed by a group of 8 suspect. awesome. when the officers arrived, the suspects had already fled. the victim had minor injuries to his head after an extensive investigation. police say they learned that the suspects have been involved in a number of other armed robberies throughout the bay area and palo alto. police found 2 of the 8 suspects had been arrested by san jose police in april. they are 18 year-old michael early and 19 year-old andrew manuel now of the lopez. police say they are still looking for the other 6 suspects in the east bay hayward police just released a picture of a homicide suspect. >> police say 38 year-old steven velasquez is wanted in connection with the death of robert saffold who was shot and killed on whitman street. >> on monday morning, the alameda county district attorney's office has charged alaska's with homicide. he remains in custody tonight. police say the motive of the shooting is still under
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investigation. well, as look. >> like a political upset in the race for alameda county sheriff this morning. 25 year, alameda county sheriff's office veteran. yes and yes. and shes declared victory in her race against incumbent hearn was first elected alameda county sheriff back in 2006. well, the results have not yet been certified. here are the latest numbers with all of the precincts reporting. sanchez has more than 52% of the vote hurns 31%. assuming those numbers hold, there would be no need for a runoff today. kron four's dan kerman talk to sanchez about her plans and alameda county's next. sheriff. >> campaign is over now. the real work begins. use any of sanchez, the division commander with the alameda county sheriff's office has declared victory in a race for sheriff. she says the voters have spoken. we are a very diverse community and we
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haven't had that representation, least with the sheriff's office ever. >> so this is something that they've been looking towards and the times are to move away from old traditional values. really and to move into. >> new. >> passer, new approaches and law enforcement sanchez is a 25 year veteran of the sheriff's office and says she'll be a different kind of sheriff. the incumbent hearn, who was first elected 16 years ago. i'm not afraid to say that. i the folks in the jobs that you know they do and show them that i appreciate them. i will not be leading them by fear. >> a type of you know, leadership style that that tells them that get it done and i don't care how you do it. in addition to less cooperation with federal immigration authorities, sanchez says her focus will be on reform, making sure that we're accountable. i'm having a higher level of accountability, which will include making sure that our
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internal affairs unit is autonomous. sanchez has been in charge of the santa rita jail for the last 2 years. >> and as sheriff, she says she plans to continue making changes there, including bringing more services and job opportunities to inmates to reduce recidivism. if we have a way or a mechanism to have them touch. >> services or opportunities that they never thought of or never have been exposed to. that really is what will be key in preventing crime as alameda county's next sheriff sanchez becomes one of 2 latina. so will become a california sheriff. >> it's a first for the state and something she's proud of. >> the impossible became possible. and it really speaks to if you have the drive and the effort just to pursue your goals. dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> so as we mentioned, alameda county sheriff greg ahern has conceded he released a statement a few minutes ago that reads in part, quote, it
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has been my honor and privilege to serve as your sheriff for the past 16 years. i will retire from office at the end of my term on january. 3rd, 2023 after nearly 43 years of public service, my administration will work to ensure a smooth transition. now to our 4 zone forecast as we get a live look outside what's been a pretty nice day all over the bay area. little breeze there at the bottom of telegraph hill, our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow standing by with more on what's ahead. the yeah. start to see some fog form along the coastline today. a sign of some changes now and we're going to see some much larger changes. i think tomorrow these temperatures really going to start to drop. and even that fog. >> begin to move in now. san bruno mountain there near sfo. you see some of the clouds begin to make their way inside the bay. and of course, that sea breeze rather strong out there today. we've had gusts over 30, almost 40 miles per hour in the san francisco today. so blustery in spots. you see some of the winds kicking around right now in the san francisco sfo, almost 40 mile an hour winds there to
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23 in fairfield. so it's all around us right to the delta. and that will be the case. it's going to usher in some much cooler air that is going to be pushing further on shore. you can see the fog and low clouds moving in along the right now into parts of pacific all the way down over an on a half moon bay for the south of the pescadero and well, eventually that's going to expand overnight tonight and tomorrow. we're going to see more of that cloud cover on the way. in fact, there's a cold front off the coastline that's going usher in some much cooler temperatures starting tomorrow. maybe a chance. some sprinkles as we get in toward latter part of this week. temperature wise out the door right now we've got cool. 50's coast sides are still hold on. some 70's and some warm 80's in places like concord. in livermore, 76 in the napa valley. 79 still warm in santa rosa. thank you, lawrence. covid-19 shots for american infants. toddlers and preschoolers moved a step closer today. an fda panel voted in favor of authorizing the moderna and pfizer vaccines. >> for children as young as 6 months. today's vote likely
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clears the way for regulators to authorize both pediatric vaccines on an emergency basis later this week. >> our grant lodes joins us from our newsroom to explain all of this. grant panic and kids under 5, of course, the last remaining group here in the u.s. to be able to get vaccinated and a lot of parents have been anxious wanting to be able to protect their little children. and soon it appears they'll be able to the 2 vaccines use the same technology. the mrna. >> but there are differences here will run you through the differences. pfizer's vaccine is for children. 6 months through 4 years. moderna's is for 6 months through 5 years. pfizer shots are just one 10th of the adult dose while moderna shots or one quarter of the dose, the company's adults shots are in you only get 2 of them. the kids do a 2 dose series. it's said to be 40 to 50% effective at preventing mild infection. pfizer has a 3 shot regimen and is said to be 80% effective at preventing
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symptomatic covid infections vaccine. experts say the shots have not been tested against each other. so they claim there's no way to tell if one is actually better than the other. despite those percentages side effects, including fever and fatigue were generally minor with both and less common than in adults. according to the fda, while only about 3% of us covid cases are in the age group, 6 months to 4 years, hospitalizations and death rates in that group are higher. then in older children. >> we have to be careful that we don't become known to the number of pediatric deaths because of the overwhelming number of older down every is important and up a vaccine. preventable deaths are ones that we would like to try to do something about. >> so the fda advisory panel weighed in today. then we'll hear from the actual fda and
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the cdc. we'll provide a formal recommendation after its advisors meet on saturday. the shots could be available for kids say, say starting next tuesday. pam and ken, back to you. >> grant, thank you. coming up, a day of mourning for law enforcement in southern california. as we learn more about to fall in el monte police officer and historic hike to interest rates the federal reserve's decision to take action. could fight sky-high inflation. and it has been 100 days as governor newsom promise relief to californians dealing with skyrocketing gasoline prices. when will gas prices go down? we will break down the new effort. you want it all, just like i do...
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>> another big story today, the federal reserve announced it carried out the largest interest rate hike in almost 30 years. short-term interest rates for raised by 3 quarters of a pointyou know, it was expected and wall street actually was up big on the news as investors hope that this move will finally tame out of control inflation, raising the interest rates is the key tool to slow growth and consumer spending in order to try and bring down prices. but the chair of the federal reserve said today that it will take some time to bring inflation back down. again. we're looking ultimately. we're not going to declare victory until we see. >> a series of these, you
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know, really see convincing evidence, compelling evidence that inflation is coming down. and that's what i mean by. that's what it would take for us to say, ok, we think we think this is this job is done because we saw in frankly, we saw last year inflation came down over the course of the summer and then turn right around and went back up. so i think we're going to be careful about declaring victory. >> president biden won several u.s. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel. he told the 7 refiners their profits have tripled during the war in ukraine. while americans are struggling with record high gasoline prices, he called on them to work with his administration to address the crisis. meantime, the biden administration is considering a federal gas tax holiday. the tax is about $0.18 for a dollar of regular and about $0.24 for diesel. a suspension would require congressional approval. >> it's been more than 3
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months since governor newsom and democratic leaders promised to send relief to californians in response to the rising gas prices and inflation, the governor and legislative leaders are still at odds on the best way to send direct payments while republicans continue their push for a gas tax suspension. kron four's ashley zavala explains how soon a deal could be reached. >> another day and still no deal on those relief efforts here at the state capitol. all sides of this issue have said they wanted to get something done quickly. but republicans continue to criticize the slow negotiations between democrats. meanwhile, governor newsom's administration says it's aiming to have this settled by the end of the month. >> 100 days is far too long. 100 cones set up at the state capital to mark the number of days since governor newsom promised to send relief to californians in response to rising gas prices. republicans used the props to continue their push to suspend the state's gas tax, which will be $0.54 per gallon. starting july first, gas prices reached
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a statewide record this week at $6 and $0.43 per gallon. families are being forced to make tough financial decisions as the state's coffers are overflowing with cash. but the idea continues to be a nonstarter for democrats and the governor who have said suspending the gas tax would not guarantee gas companies would pass those savings on to customers. governor newsom and democratic legislative leaders met tuesday to continue negotiating relief efforts and other budget related business. the leaders continue to clash over their separate proposals. the governor wants to send $400 debit cards to california car owners. well, legislative leaders want to send $200 payments to taxpayers making less than $125,000 per year and hopefully will be able to reach a resolution on those 2 versions within the next. >> coming days or prior to the new fiscal year beginning on july, the first discussions were very they'll continue. but the governor made it very clear that is continuing goal is as much relief as possible as many as possible as fast as
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possible. newsom's plan would spend about 11.5 billion dollars to help about 28 million people versus the legislature's 8 billion dollar plan for about 16.5 million people. but democrats in the legislature have said their plan is the fair approach and have concerns about using a third-party vendor to send out debit cards. we i think we agree that we definitely want to be able to. >> the money out as fast as possible, but also want to do it in a way that's safe. >> and reliable. it's still to be determined when exactly californians could see those direct payments. but at this point, officials say the earliest is likely september in sacramento. ashley zavala kron, 4 news. >> let's check on our warm weather and get the 4 zone forecast live look outside over san francisco skyline tonight at lawrence karnow standing by with the details. yeah. a couple of spot fires yesterday again today. another fire in el sobrante. so yeah, that's what we get. we get the sea breeze blowing at this time of year for the things dry out there already. and so the concern now, fire dangers elevated right now. we are
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seeing some relief in sight, though. you can see that sea breeze kicking in. but the fog begin to show up along the coastline. that means humidity is going start to rise here in the next couple of days. we'll see more fog and low clouds, but here's latest. a fire weather forecast model. you can see many areas in the north of the east bay with some elevated fire conditions, in fact, even some place in extreme just to the southeast of livermore. but as we take you through the night tonight, those winds begin to calm down and the fire danger begins to go away throughout the night tonight. but then the sea breeze begins to blow by tomorrow afternoon. here you go again. you see another round of some of the fire danger running a little bit higher as we head toward the afternoon. so really something we've got to watch out for of the spot fire conditions. we're going to see the breezy conditions continuing as we've got a cold front out there right now. in fact, pretty vigorous one for this time of year, bringing some rain up in the pacific northwest. eventually this begins to drop down a little bit closer. the bay area, i think as we head in toward tomorrow, that's going to drop the temperatures you head outside this evening, a little breezy in spots saying mostly clear through 9 o'clock tonight. just a couple high clouds up above the
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couple patches fog out at the coast. thank you. arts. in southern california just a few hours ago, authorities released the names of the 2 omani police officers who were killed in a gun battle late yesterday afternoon and killed in the line of duty. were corporal michael put it an officer, joseph santana, nancy loo has more on what happened. >> the fallen officers have been identified as corporal michael days. and officer joseph santana both had strong ties to the community of el monte and believe me, they were loved. >> these 2 men were love. they were good men, law enforcement from near and far gathered for the solemn procession to honor the fallen. >> preeti's a 22 year veteran of the department officer santana on the force for less than a year. they do it. >> hundreds of thousands of men and women do every day across the united states. get up with the. an oath to protect people and to serve
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them. and these 2. paid the ultimate sacrifice. today. they were murdered by a coward. the suspect was killed in a shoot out while the officers were responding to a call for help a possible stabbing at a motel. >> police say they were met with gunfire at the room. the suspect fled leading to more gunfire in the parking lot. officials say they found a weapon near the suspect's body and investigators have been questioning a woman who was in the motel room but not heard the loss of 2 officers has this small community in mourning. they were acting as a first line of defense for community members when they were essentially ambushed while trying to keep the family safe. >> these 2 officers were like family in our community with deep ties to our neighborhoods. >> please keep these officers families in your prayers. >> again, that was nancy loo reporting for us tonight. the michigan police officer who shot and killed a motorist has
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now been fired. christa pulse car faces second-degree murder charges in the death of patrick lyoya. >> the grand rapids police chief recommended the firing dashcam and cell phone video captured the traffic stop which turned deadly last april. the shooting happened as the 2 struggled over the officer's taser ultimately ending up on the ground. sheriff says that he acted in self-defense. >> coming up, the new danger on the road. there been almost 400 crashes involving semi autonomous vehicles in less than a year. we're going to dig into what the numbers mean about the world, real-world effectiveness of this technology. (burke) a new car loses about ten percent of its value the minute you drive off the lot. or more. that's why farmers new car replacement pays to replace it with a new one of the same make and model. get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ it's started. somewhere between a cuddle and a struggle, it's...the side hug. tween milestones like this may start at age 9. hpv vaccination - a type of cancer prevention
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>> we have been nearly 400 crashes involving though semi autonomous vehicles over the last 10 months. and that's according to newly released data from the national highway traffic safety administration. evan lambert tells us if the automated technology really works in the real world. more questions about the safety of high-tech driver assistance systems. we're getting our first look at some of the most comprehensive federal crash data on these partly autonomous cars. >> in a 10 month period from july, first 2021 to may 15th of this year, the national highway transportation safety administration says advanced tech that automatically regulates speed. lets drivers change lanes or puts on the brakes was involved in 367 crashes. 6 were fatal. that's for all advanced tech of that
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data. set 273 or nearly 70% involved. teslas running the electric car. giants autopilot technology. it's really hard to draw a lot of conclusions about net safety from this data. >> what you can do is look for patterns. some of these crashes have grabbed national attention, including this one involving a tesla in autopilot in 2019 video shows that rear ending a pickup truck in california eventually throwing a 15 year-old boy who wasn't wearing a seatbelt to his death. well, tesla had the most accidents. tesla is also believed to have the most cars now on the road. with the advanced technology, the company has argued previously its driver assistance and full self-driving technology, which only operates in beta testing will make driving safer for some contacts. federal officials estimate that nearly 43,000 people died in traffic crashes in 2021, the 6 deaths
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involving self-driving technology represents 0, 1%, of those fatalities collecting this data in especially making a public. >> is a huge step forward in the maturation of safety of this technology. >> that was evan reporting for us tonight. coming up on kron, 4 news at 6 attorney general merrick garland visits the site of the deadly grocery store shooting in buffalo, new york. >> to announce a new federal hate crime charges against the gunman and the january 6 committee says it has video showing one of the rioters inside on a tour of the capitol with a republican lawmaker. how that congressman is responding to the accusations. plus, another act of hate in the east bay man caught on camera, vandalizing a pride flag and an american flag on a school campus. while of
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