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city could be one step closer to creating a new one acre skatepark. the president city council will likely approve it conceptual design for the city's new skate park at tonight's meeting that park the ken mercer sports park would have a picnic barbecue and viewing area. russia's military bombard ukraine's capital, and more people are suffering as this war drags on the prospect of nuclear conflict once and thinkable. is not back within the realm of possibility this morning, more nato allies expressed their support for ukraine as russia shows no sign of backing down a dispute over uc berkeley's enrollment reaches the attention of the governor's office. state lawmakers and the governor reverse a court ordered enrollment cap, and there are signs that even bigger reforms could be on the way. more twitter employees are returning to work today, and most school districts are following state guidance, allowing them to drop mask requirements for students
uncomfortable here. my teacher. meanwhile, some schools decide that now is not the time to drop masks. i know that the county feels confident, but you never know what could happen in a few months. and good morning. welcome to mornings on to the nine today is tuesday, march 15th, and we're looking live at mount diablo here and the walnut creek area. all creek pleasant hill. it's a nice looking site. we did get some overnight rain, although the rain seems to be moving out, we'll talk to rosemary and just a little bit about what we can expect. we're taking another look at how dramatically life changed for all of us here in the bay area around the world. two years ago and the world two years ago. pardon me on this day. two years ago, the governor ordered all bars, nightclubs, wineries and brewpubs in the state. the close the order also called for all people 65 older to self isolate at home. just one day later, bay area leaders called for the closure of all non essential
businesses, including restaurants, most schools had already begun remote learning early. welcome to the nine i do. remember that day. i think i told you about it the other day, when they sent me home. they said. okay, you have to go home. i was just like from one day to the next. you can't come back tomorrow. you have to work from home. yes, it was. it was strange. i actually left with one of the canvas photos in the newsroom like can i use this as my background and walked out and loaded it in the car? i think when i think back to that time you know, of course, we didn't realize how long it was going to last. and i don't know if we could have accepted how long it will told us that had we known like we needed to kind of be eased into because it was so shocking. and even now coming out of it, i'm like are we really coming out of it doesn't feel like going back again. going back. still use mask. when i go to the grocery store. everyone's wearing them. do you right? right i still do. i will say, you know, in two weeks or so that you've been able to go mask free. in the beginning, everyone was still masked. and now i went to the grocery store
and maybe have a third of the people aren't wearing masks. i'm seeing that kind of change. i talked with my little boys and they came back from school yesterday, first day of no magic required in their school, they said all the teachers are masked and more than half of the children are still masked up. but it's something we'll talk about because a lot of people have that feeling of feels okay now, but look what happened last year. i also think that we're used to it to like, i don't think that anyone you know when i was talking to kids about being in school yesterday. they're like, whatever you know, we have gotten used to whatever people need to do to feel comfortable. whatever we can do to make people feel comfortable. i hope that we are thoughtful to that. if you want to stay mask up forever. you do you whatever you want to do makes me feel good. alright, let's talk about what's happening at this very moment. in a number of cities happening today, nurses at more than a dozen hospitals across northern california say center health medical centers isn't doing enough to keep them safe. ktvu james torres live in castro valley here one of many demonstrations that are taking place this very morning behind you, james. garcia one of 15 happening all throughout northern california. this morning, this one here at just outside of castro valley eating
medical center just trying to wrap up here. these demonstrations are only only meant to last about an hour and a half. two hours. nurses here standing outside in the rain with signs. just outside their hospital as members of the california nurses association and nation nurses united they are now accusing the health system of not taking the health and well being of those nurses seriously. especially during the pandemic, the union says the center center health system and the nurses group have been negotiating contracts for about a year with little advancement. those nurses say they are demanding better staffing, saying the hospital keeps hiring temporary traveling nurses who eventually move onto their next assignments, forcing the full time nurses to work massive overtime. we all love our jobs. we all love our patients, and ultimately, this is to help our patients. for the east bay to the north bay. a group of nurses there in nevada held the same protest at their local hospital . they plan to return to the negotiating table tomorrow.
what's that? our health? you have a great hospital here? a great group of nurses, but we need more support. set of help offering ktvu s statement saying, in part just as setters commitment to safe, compassionate care remains unchanged. that is our goal of reaching an agreement that reflects the good and important work of our nurses and maintains our strength and stability as an organization. as we continue with negotiations, our patients will continue to receive uninterrupted quality care. more demonstrations are planned all over northern california for the rest of the day, and the nurses i spoke to here in castro valley. say if things don't change any time soon, they may plan to vote to go on strike. we're live this morning. castro valley. i'm james torres, ktvu, fox two news. all right. thanks, james. well, we are getting word from ukraine that today, 2000 cars left the ukrainian ports city of mariupol on a humanitarian corridor. that city has been under russian attacks
for more than two weeks and people there have been without water, food, heat and medicine. and this comes as russia's attacks on ukraine come closer to central kiev, with several strikes hitting a residential neighborhood today, a 15 story apartment building was hit along with the entry to a downtown subway station that has been used as a bomb shelter. the attacks come just hours ahead of more scheduled peace talks between russian and ukrainian negotiators. and we obviously would love to see them succeed clearly, but there hasn't been there hasn't been much progress and in that regard. an anti war protester in russia interrupted a live broadcast on russian state tv condemning the war. human rights groups say the woman has who protested has been detained by the russian government. and the white house is reportedly considering a visit by president biden to europe for a face to face meeting with nato leaders. the president could travel to nato headquarters in brussels as soon as next week. ukrainian president vladimir zelensky is
set to address us lawmakers in a virtual speech to congress tomorrow. the president is expected to sign a spending bill containing nearly $14 billion in aid to ukraine this week. well as the fighting continues in ukraine, with russia showing no signs of backing down today, more peace talks are planned as we just mentioned, so let's bring in rose gottemoeller. she has a stanford lecturer at the center for international security and cooperation and a research fellow at the hoover institution, also a former deputy secretary. for nato. thank you so much for joining us. my pleasure. so let's talk about what is happening today. talks are scheduled, although they have not been very productive. we've seen these thousands of cars leaving variable, which is good news because these corridors have been hard to establish. a ceasefires don't seem to be holding up. but then you have what's happening in kiev? tell me what you think about when you're watching the progress and about ukrainians ability to hold back russian forces. well putin
is keeping up his barbaric practice of targeting civilians. and this is a practice. unfortunately we've seen before . it seems to be the putin way of war. he flattened the city of grozny, for example, in chechnya back in the 19 nineties and in aleppo in syria in support of the assad regime. we saw these same or barrett practices going after civilian civilian targets of all kinds, so that is not ended. it is an interesting though. development that we have seen so many different lines of diplomacy began in the recent days, including meetings between the foreign ministers of ukraine and russia in turkey a few days ago. other continuing meetings with president putin, schultz and macron from europe. and also naftali bennett from israel have been continuing to meet with putin and then these regular peace talks. i guess they're more or less regular at this point at a lower level in belarus, so that i think is a sliver of hope that we have some
diplomacy going on right now, and we take the hope because there's also the other side of that conversation. the talk about possible chemical weapons and what that would mean no fly zone. we've got congressman ro khanna on the armed services committee who's talking about sending more weapons. and pushing for more weapons. but we also have putin saying, look, if you do too much, we're going to sit. consider it an act of aggression. where does you the us walked this line between providing support. and any kind of escalation. what do you think about the chemical weapons? are those next two? we re watching for them. you know lots to unpack there. i would say that we are seeing a typical approach from the russians that is accusing nato and ukraine itself. preparing the use of chemical weapons and then, you know, should they, of course, be the ones to use those weapons they would try to in the blame on the u. s. nato and the ukrainians so luckily, we've seen this movie before. once again, and i really like the way
that the u. s. u k and others are calling russia out on this and saying no impunity here if you use a weapon of mass destruction of chemical weapons. we are going to call you out on this and there will be very severe consequences, so that is a really good thing in terms of , you know the no fly zone. i frankly don't see at the moment that this is important. compared to providing some defensive capabilities against his incoming missiles. the russians aren't really dominating the skies and ukraine at the moment , they're not flying their air force very much they are sending in missiles, missile strikes. and so what ukrainians really need some help with is missile defense at the moment. what about the nuclear option? are you concerned about that? well again. this is a game that putin has played in the past in 2014. when he seized crimea. he was rattling the nuclear saber. he does it from time to time. this is from my perspective. really irresponsible games playing with this horrendous weapon that is
really something that could destroy mankind, so i think it is irresponsible on his part at the same time. i don't expect and nato is doing everything it can to prevent any kind of escalation that may lead us to a serious nuclear exchange. we just cannot and vision of that happening, because that would have global impact, and i think they're all worried about that. so nato is doing everything it can, and i was glad to see the biden administration. not respond to this kind of escalatory saber rattling on putin's part. let's talk about nato, your deputy secretary general from 2016 to 2019, obviously ukraine's desire to be a part of nato and how nato has responded as played a big role in these discussions. how do you think nato has has done? i think you think very well in this conflict. and what is the message from here on out? we're seeing other countries who weren't part of nato and you know countries like sweden who are now talking about it. and
where does it go? and how does the shape nato as we move forward? yes the irony of this terrible tragedy is that it has driven europeans closer together . it's driven nato allies closer together, and it's driven the partners of nato such as sweden and finland. closer to nato, so this is quite an irony couldn't achieve the opposite of what he seemed to want to achieve. but i would say from the perspective of nato and ukraine, this again is going to be up to the president of ukraine president zelinsky and his government and his public as to where they want to go, zelinsky in recent days, has said. excuse me, he is ready to think again about immediate nato membership for ukraine and seems to be willing to talk about some arrangements of neutrality, so we will see what that means. that's going to be up to ukraine. from a nato perspective, the doors will be left open of for new member states, and that would include in the future of ukraine,
ukraine before we let you go. i want to ask about china because that is the other, you know, kind of elephant in the room in terms of where china and what role china will play, moving forward and its alliance with russia. we've seen reporting in the last days that russia has been asking china for military assistance. both sides are denying that now, but those kinds of protests usually means there's some fire where the smoke is. so i would say at the moment, the united states is delivering a strong message at a high level. jake sullivan talked to the top chinese diplomat yesterday to say that this would bra china into this conflict in a way that would not be good for china in the future could have some profound effects on china's economy, for example, should it get too close to russia? so china is trying to walk a fine line here supporting their russian partner, but not in any way doing themselves out of business. after all, europe is their biggest markets, so they need to walk. a very fine line
certainly want to just one of the many relationships we're going to be watching very closely and one of the many issues that we continue to unpack, rose gottemoeller. with stanford and a former deputy secretary for nato. thank you for joining us. and thanks for your insight much appreciated. all right now, let's get a look at today's whether it started off raining. it kind of surprised me. although i was listening. ah but i wasn't here yesterday, so i wasn't listening . steve, i'll take that back surprised me. so late yesterday , i looked up in the sky and saw the blue skies in just a few clouds beginning to move in and thought how many people are going to be caught off guard by this rain that moved in last night lasted into this morning, and now it is beginning to wind down. good morning to all of you. good morning to everyone out there? yes a bit of a soggy start. here's a look at some of the rainfall amounts into the nh based santa rosa a little bit more than a third of an inch and saint helena reporting 44 100.
so that's some good news there. there's a look at storm tracker to there's a look at where the rain is, at this moment, continuing again to push out of the area. now with all those clouds still overhead and the moisture in place, we probably have a little bit of drizzle still falling below the radar being, but this is on its way out, and we are going to be drawing out for the rest of the day. there's a look at your lunch hour, partly sunny conditions expected and then into the afternoon and evening hours sunsets about 7 15, and you can see we are going to remain with the mix of sun and clouds, hopefully providing us with a beautiful sunset. the other story of the day. we've got beach hazard statement that continues until seven o'clock this evening for the entire coastline north bay down into monterey. so just a heads up on that if you are going to be close to the coast today, an increase in rip currents as well as the sneaker waves. never get too close to the water. there's going to be some run up that you are not going to be expecting. meanwhile our temperatures outside with the clouds in place , and that added moisture a lot warmer this morning. by 5 to 15
degrees or so, nevada. you're a whopping 13 degrees. warmer temperatures remaining in the fifties that through the morning hours, and then as we get into the afternoon, we're going to see temperatures rebound back into the upper sixties to about 70 degrees, so it is going to be a mild one out there upper sixties for napa today in the northeast bay 70 degrees for livermore. and for ourself based 70 san jose 66 along the peninsula there in san mateo. the extended forecast temperatures not going to budge, and we're going to dry things out wednesday thursday friday under partly cloudy, mostly sunny skies upper sixties in the forecast with another transition to wet weather once again saturday, lasting into the first part of sunday. temperatures are cooling down as well. back into the low sixties back to you, rosemary oroczo. francisco by the mayor of the city is pushing more employers to make this move and asked their workers to return. also state lawmakers have intervened in a legal dispute between u. c berkeley and anti growth neighborhood group. what the decision could mean for the city as well as
legislation that lifts a controversial court ordered enrollment. freeze it u c. berkeley the governor signed the bill last night, just hours after it was unanimously approved by the state legislature. it affects some 2600 cal students who otherwise likely would not have been admitted this fall. the legislation now gives california's public universities and colleges 18 months to address potential issues that have an impact on enrollment for more on the implications of this decision. and the california environmental quality act lawsuits overall. joining us now is jim wonderman, the ceo of the bay area council. jim welcome. the very first question i have for you is how did we get here? we're sequa is used as a tool by anyone, even just one person can derail a huge project. good
morning, sal. well we got here over 50 years from a law that was passed at the time always way back when ronald reagan was governor that was designed to actually protect the environment. things like marshlands and wetlands and natural habitat and endangered species. but the law more over the years through judicial decisions and regulatory intervention to expand it tremendously to the point where anyone any individual anonymously. they don't even actually have to live here can stop any project for years at great cost and great harm and in many cases to the environment itself, because many of the projects half of them are actually a taxpayer funded. infrastructure projects, mass transit bike lanes, things like that renewable energy projects, which actually are designed to help the environment and we have a you know, beautifully named law called california environmental quality act that does just the opposite. so jim,
let me ask you first specifically about berkeley because the government the governor signed this bill and basically performed a carve out for just universities. but a lot of people are saying this should be why'd and to help everyone else. first of all, what do you think about this? carve out? and do you think that that person who filed the lawsuit will come back with something else? well thanks. you know, it's so hard to get the comprehensive reform of sequel which elected officials know should happen, but politically aren't willing to take the risk to push that. and so it's carved out after carve out this one was particularly egregious case impacting students at uc berkeley as well as potentially other universities and the csu system and you see system and so the legislature appropriately acted quickly when the when the supreme court failed to take on the appeal the case derek council, the group i represent, actually was a filed an amicus
brief along with the governor and the attorney general. to try to overturn that decision. we failed to do it because the way the law is written. it's just so hard. it's so easy to file a case the standards are so low that you know these cases are in court all of the time. and so we think it's good to have this carve out because these students needed the relief and our universities, too, but it really is just a great example of how a flawed this law is. and this this exposes once again that this law is not working for the people of the state of california, so we, you know we're going to stand as strong as we can with allies wherever we can find them to urge the legislature to do the right thing and start taking up this issue of you know what kind of environmental law does california need to actually protect? the environment that a lot too, and now let allowed necessary projects like housing infill housing development is one of the major kinds of
projects that actually get attacked in the name of environmentalism. yeah, jim, let me jump in here. um let me jump in here because i have a question. that's important that i think a lot of people are asking. so what is wrong exactly with this person who said who said okay u c. berkeley's enrolling too many students they have to the university has to consider the impact of having more than 3000 more students, you know, infrastructure housing. on its face. it sounds reasonable. well if you've been to berkeley, it's actually a city and cities are designed with the infrastructure to support increasing population. so in a case like this, there may be some impacts in a local community to having more students come in. but ultimately the greater good is served by having the top research university in the world being able to accommodate young people who actually can qualified to get into that school and then the local government, the city of berkeley county of alameda, can work on ways to mitigate those impacts. there's what
there's certainly ways to do it increased bus schedules. you know, a little more street cleaning those kinds of things work with the university itself on solutions but to use this heavy, heavy hammer that you actually are not going to be able to do this, you know, not be able to increase enrollment at a time when you know we need to up skill and train and enable our young people to succeed in an increasingly challenging environment here in california, i think is very foolhardy. and, you know, i think everyone saw it for that. and unfortunately, this project got a lot of attention. but at the same time, there's dozens of other projects just like this held up in the court for years, getting more expensive. causing a lot of hardship to folks that don't get this kind of attention. that's why we need a comprehensive reform. uh, law in california. well jim, i remember i actually graduated from berkeley. remember how excited i was to get that letter and i can't
imagine having something like that rescinded for something like this, so i think a lot of students are happy. thank you for joining us, and i hope that lawmakers will start. you know, looking at sequa and trying to modernize it. keep covering the story. it helps. okay. thank you, jim. all right, then. well woman who was incarcerated at an east bay women's prison is blowing the whistle. we'll tell you how. she says a guard sexually abused her and then used private files to spy on her. and children do not have to wear masks anymore and most schools in california but should they? what about people in offices? next? we're talking live with an infectious disease expert about whether it is really time to ditch that mask for good.
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rock union school district in the south bay and oakland unified are still requiring masks, and that's also the case for san francisco elementary schools. let's talk about masking and whether we might see yet another covid surge in the future by welcoming back to the ninth. dr peter chin hong infectious disease specialist at ucsf, thanks for being with us. my pleasure, garcia. thanks for having me on. it's good to have you back. i have a lot of questions about masking in schools. i feel like i'm missing out on something. if we're being told we can drop the mask, but then almost every health official we hear from, says it's still a good idea to stay masked up in the classroom. how do we navigate that kind of language and this new covid terrain. well i can explain to you because it's like the plane is almost landed to sea level that's really, really low risk when i say sea level or ground level, and that's where we were in june 15 2021 we're almost there, and that's why you see a lot of school districts like san diego as sacramento, um and even some francisco for elementary school students thinking about early
april because that's when we'll be if everything goes as planned , really, really low risk right now we're kind of moderate risk, and that's why you're seeing different people do different things. so if you had a middle schooler and that middle school had the option of removing the mask in the classroom, what would you tell that son or daughter? well i would. i would tell them, you know, it depends on if there were vaccinated. if, um they live with people who are immune compromised so elderly folks who haven't been boosted then right now, it may still be a good idea to keep that mask on, if none of them if they are vaccinated and don't live with anyone that you worry about getting ill. it may be okay not to wear that mask, but you know , if it push comes to shove, i'd probably still keep the mask on . you know until early april, which is not that long away. i asked this because i have two little middle schoolers, and they said that more than half of their classmates were masked up and so were their teachers
yesterday, so i'd like to see kind of where that trend leads. let's talk about where we still need to stay masked up, no matter what. public transportation, medical facilities, nursing homes. when might we see mask mandates and in those situations? well i think everyone's looking at early april as a time, even in healthcare, people thinking about not necessarily impatient areas, but in the surrounding areas may be thinking about that period when we'll get too low transmission told throats and numbers to you. in the old cdc designation. low transmission is less than 10 cases 100,000 per week right now, in san francisco, 40 alameda, maybe around 60, 50 and 60 fresno 100 , so we're getting there and it's moving fast. but we're not exactly yep, there for the highest risk. situations and even as things are beginning to feel better here, we have to look overseas because there are new lockdowns in china following china's worst covid outbreaks since the initial wave of the pandemic here in the states,
there's the new sub very develop macron this b eight to beginning to spread. how concerned are you that we might sort of go back into the into the dark places again with covid in this country? i don't think we'll ever go and going to get to that dark place of lockdowns, et cetera. i think we have new tools like oral agents, packs lovett monoclonal antibodies. i do think, however, that if we do see an increase in cases, which we will, um, that people will be more anxious, but i hope i'm hoping that you know we can set back and really think about being flexible. you put the mosque on one cases go up right now. cases i start still coming down. so we take the good times when we can, and we become more austere when we need to just accept that it's going to be a part of life for quite a while. dr peter chin hong, as always, thank you for joining us and for sharing your expertise. thanks so much garcia course. some public school teachers in san francisco say a software glitch is preventing them from being paid. they say the district
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have rain in your neighborhood? most of us say yes. and guess what? we're now heading into cooler temperatures. boy wanted change. let's talk about heading back to the office as more and more workers are returning to the office. we're seeing a change in fashion rules. there is more casual wear at the office these days, largely depending on the industry, and whether or not workers meet with clients in person. employees who have spent most if not all of the past two years, working from home have only been seen from the waist up. hence the zoom shirt. it's been cozy pants, slippers for so many people. besides, style is say, as we ease back into hard pants and real shoes, you may want to leave the ultra casual clothing
at home. many of those say they don't see the corporate uniform of yesterday, making a quick comeback. and as i look at that video, i'm thinking blazers. we wore full suits to work on my first day back. i've been back for almost a year now and i thought wait, so i wore these high heels every day. it felt so foreign, but we sort of eased our way back into it. remember former news director of our says we should dress like bankers. you know, bankers, people were dressed like bankers, and now you know, i see some of the reporters they don't have an open blazer but with an open collar. so even here in the tv business, james changed james sometimes has he looks sharp in this blazer and open collar, so i think you know, i would say the bay area is a little ahead of the curve to in that and understanding that, you know. whatever makes you happy employees, comfortable employees all of that, and there is more fashion that actually meets that need that is still looks professional. but why does professional have to be uncomfortable, right? just not sure that that has to be the
case. so organ. did you talk about that? all right, well happening today, twitter is reopening its office to workers , and this move comes as mayor london breed another business leaders in san francisco or encouraging people to come back to the city. let's go to ktvu sally rasmus, who explains what they're doing this week to try and a track attract more visitors. good morning to you. good morning, clouding. well maybe encouraging more informal where, like you guys just mentioned, but mayor london, breed says bottom line is san francisco needs people to come back whether it means employees returning to the city for at least a few days a week under a hybrid schedule or tourists from europe and other parts of the globe, coming for a vacation or for some conventions in the city. now the democrats surges over. employers in the city are allowing workers to come back. like at twitter, for example, the social media company reopened its office doors to welcome workers back, the company's ceo says. people can continue to work from home if they choose, but emphasize that there are advantages to having everyone working in the same
space mayor london breed and other city leaders want other businesses to do the same thing and encouraged people to return. they introduced a program called bloom sf which will include free street performances like this one from seven fingers circus, which performs the ongoing show . dear san francisco at club forgot. see there's other outdoor events planned for this week as well. and the mayor says rideshare company lift is actually partnering with the city to give discounted brides and scooter rentals. as part of this program. business owners explain why all of this is crucial to their survival. we're going to bring some roller skating to downtown. we're going to bring some disco to downtown . we're gonna bring some djs and play some music and make people feel good. the small puppet mom and pop businesses in downtown san francisco. that make this city so special and unique, um, desperately need folks that come back to work. there's also a push to bring back international tourists. mayor reed is in europe right now, with that goal
in mind. she and other city officials plan to visit london, brussels, frankfurt and paris over the course of the next 10 days. the plan is for them to meet with airline representatives and local leaders in europe. to quote reestablish sfo as an international gateway to california and a hub for the european market. garcia sal, including back to you. ali rasmus. thank you know to san francisco, with several teachers held in overnight sitting at the school district headquarters to protest possible layoffs and a new payroll system that's left many teachers without a paycheck. the teachers held a rally yesterday to express their frustration when teachers said the payroll problems started at the end of january. when about 18 substitute teachers say they hadn't been paid. now hundreds of educators are missing whole or partial paychecks. this morning, teachers called on the district to take action and they spoke out at headquarters. this is their livelihood. and i want to also acknowledge as a mom. and also as a working, mom. i count on my on time pay checks.
if i don't get my paychecks on time, i don't make my mortgage, my car payments and the bills, so i understand firsthand. what this means. if we don't do what is right. the new system apparently has problems recognizing staff members who work multiple jobs in the district or those who are on leave. several san francisco supervisors were also at the district this morning supporting the teachers. russia's attacks on ukraine are moving closer to the central city of kiev, the capital city, a series of strikes today hit a residential neighborhood, including a 15 story apartment building. the leaders of poland, the czech republic and slovenia are traveling to keep today to meet with president alinsky and show support for ukraine international organization for migration says the number of people who have fled ukraine has not passed three million. fox news says one of its photographers was killed in ukraine and reporter was injured , the network, says 55 year old cameraman piercer chesky was
killed outside of kiev yesterday when the vehicle he and reporter benjamin hall we're in was struck by incoming fire. paul was hitting the legs by shrapnel and remains hospitalized. we could finally start seeing a dip in gas prices over the next few days or weeks. crude oil prices are down again this morning. they are below that $100 barrel mark. for the first time since march, 1st right now there are $94.41 the rest of the country already seeing lower gas prices . this morning, california's average went up a penny to know 5 75 a gallon, but economists say because of lag time we should soon see a decline. let's swing over to the markets because boy it's rare that we see this stocks taking higher on wall street inflation worries ever bit. oil prices are sliding. the dow jones is up by almost 500 points, gaining a good one and one half percent. the s and p is up by more than that. the nasdaq is up by more than two full percentage points. california's republican lawmakers want to suspend the state gas tax to bring down the sky high gas prices. the lawmakers tried to get a vote
yesterday on the proposal to immediately eliminate california's 51 cent a gallon gas tax. the bill did not get enough support from democrats to make it to the assembly floor. i hope that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will take seriously. californians need you to put partisanship aside. some democrats say they're against the spending the gas tax because it funds maintenance projects on highways and roads. a once incarcerated woman at the women's prison in the east face as a guard sexually assaulted and then manipulated her while she says she's not the only victim of one correc
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over sexual abuse. for the first time we are hearing from one of the women who spent time inside and says not only did a prison guard sexually abuser she says he manipulated her mind as well. ktvu is cristina rendon has her story. this is a story about abusive power manipulation and sexual coercion inside fc i dublin, a federal prison for women, it was so pervasive, it was dubbed the rape club by inmates and staffers. it was very toxic. um, right off the bat when i got there. andrea raises on house arrest in southern california she's a couple of years shy from finishing a says nobody has ever heard the real story of what goes on inside. the sexual abuse, the threats, the intimidation. ray has agreed to talk with us about correctional officer ross clinker who was convicted of sexually abusing her and two other women. i feel like he literally would pick the ones he
felt were the ones he felt were weak. clinker first approached her in 2000 and 18. he was really initially mean to everybody else and really nice to me. but it was clinker strategy for targeting her. that, she says looking back is among the most disturbing parts of the abuse. he pretty much. let me know that he was looking into my files, and he knew that i had four children. he knew what city i was from. he knew all about me. another time, reyes says he called her into an office where her confidential medical information was pulled up on the computer. he knew that i was bipolar. and when he called me into his office, he pointed out that ptsd that i do have so, uh, that's when he said, you know, i have ptsd ptsd as well. why didn't you mention it before? it was that kind of manipulative behavior that she says lead them to talking more res worked on the recycling
crew. clinker oversaw the program with him and leave her cell at night. he started making me feel comfortable with him started making me feel like i could talk to him started telling me about his personal life. and things like that. it didn't take long for him to actually say that he loved me that he was in love with me. she believed him. reyes says clinker would take her to a storage facility to have sex, but there's no such thing as consensual sex in prison under federal law. because of the power dynamic inmates can't actually consent. the prisoners are at the bottom with absolutely no control. all the control is in the hands of the officers, dr. terry cooper's of prison psychologist at the wright institute in berkeley. says unfortunately, it is common for some personnel in prisons to be sexually involved with inmates. there's two things that are required for abuse to happen. one is that somebody have power or control over somebody else. and second of all, that the person who is
oppressed by it have no recourse and that's true in the prisons. it's a system built on that. but he says, what is not common is having those officers go through confidential files of inmates. a spokesperson for fc a dublin says only health services and psychology services staff have access to mental health records and then using that information in the perpetration of sexual abuse is just beyond the pale. i just can't imagine something being more dramatic. it's like further intrusions into the woman's body into her private space for a long time raise didn't see it that way. she says clinker gave her family money and but gives for her children, and he would tell me that it was because he wanted me to know that he wanted to be my provider . he wanted to be my savior, my knight in shining armor. and i believed him. we were supposed to get married. have a baby. and you know, yeah, that was the
plan. it all changed when she realized he was sexually abusing another inmate to and she tried to break it off. she says he threatened to kill her. he threatened me all the time. he would tell me that he was going to kill me that he was going to kill me and kill himself, but she never reported any of it until the f b. i came knocking at her door. but why would i feel comfortable? say anything. if i'm going to assume that you guys are just going to go ahead and brush it under the rug cleaner was just the first of four correctional officers at fc, a dublin that the doj charged with sexual abuse. the former warden ray garcia, who recently retired, is also accused of having sex with an inmate multiple times and using his work phone to take nude pictures of her and persuading her not to report him. the new warden at fc dublin, declined an on camera interview but released a statement saying, in part, i am committed to ensuring the safety of our inmates, staff and the public a culture of misconduct or actions, not representative of the gop's core values will not be tolerated.
i'm sure he pled guilty. to avoid the maximum sentence cleaner faces up to 15 years in prison, reyes says before he was caught cleaner transferred to another facility in san diego. she says he lives just 15 minutes away from her while he waits to be sentenced. she hopes by sharing her story will prompt much needed changes in the bureau of prisons and prevent others from using personal files as a weapon to target women. he knew what would trigger me the other girl. the other girl. actually that he was with at the halfway house returned to the prison on violation while that was still there. i never got the chance to talk to her. but i know that she ah, she would cut herself. and she actually. attempted suicide a couple of times. because of the whole situation. and if i didn't have the support at the time that i did, i probably would have done the same thing. cristina rendon ktvu fox two news. contra costa
county sheriff is speaking out against a group of prosecutors calling for his department to be investigated. earlier in the month, former deputy andrew hall was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting and killing lattimer arboleda in 2018. ktvu obtained a letter written by sheriff david livingston to his staff supporting hall, calling it a sad day, saying hall served with honor and distinction. yesterday the prosecutors alliance of california asked for the department's disciplinary practices to be audited, saying the sheriff's letter shows he believes that deputies who kill are above the law. the sheriff responded this morning, saying quote the so called prosecutors alliance committee is made up of only four of the 58 days in the state that they should stop playing politics and quote care about crime victims for once. coming up on mornings onto the nine helping those who are dealt a hard hand in life. next how one organization is empowering people to overcome barriers that threatened to sideline them and how
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frontline®. highlight a bay area organization that helps empower and inspire young women and trans individuals who come from difficult backgrounds. ktvu s heather holmes talk with the executive director. of the young women's freedom center for today's giving day drive. we work with young women girls, trans youth who have been in foster care young people who have been in juvenile hall, who've been exploited who've been homeless and we provide economic opportunities, educational opportunities, training. support um, and support young people to become civically engaged. tell me why you really feel like it's important to meet these young women, especially those that you described coming from from foster youth. those who have been in the criminal justice system. why is it important to a specially worked with those young women? mm hmm. the young people that we work with haven't had opportunities support and
many have been criminalized, you know, for their existence. um and as a young person, i found the elements freedom center, um , from juvenile hall, and i've been in all these programs, but this organization literally changed my life. it was the first place that i was following powerful. i made double minimum wage, so i had economic choice and i was in a community with my peers. who were doing really amazing things like speaking to legislators, and actually, hall and saying, um, and fighting for our rights. and so that allowed me to find my voice and power and i've seen it, you know, in the past 27 years, the impact that it's had for other young people. well that's got to be really. i mean, i mean, you're you're proof that this program works. hmm. how does that make you feel knowing that people are looking up to you and seeing how
you were over, you were able to overcome obstacles and be successful. yeah i mean, i feel like i'm one of many and i'm so excited to have been a part of the organization for the past 27 years. because we now see the impact of this work of young people having self determination , opportunities and support. i mean, we have senator folks who are elected officials in philanthropy running government apartments department. um and so we know that there are alternatives to incarceration. in our alternatives to punishment that really create what we all want opportunities for young people to ah thrive. how many on average young people do you help? let's say in a year and walk me through what one of their experiences might be like, sure, we work with about 5000 young people per year in our work starts with meeting young people where they're at. so
we're doing community based outreach. we're doing groups in juvenile halls. we are also providing advocacy and support. we have programs for young moms . um and then we hire and train young people and their trained as outreach workers as community organizers. um and they get to experience new things in their lives, they get to experience healing work. they get introduced to things like yoga to writing to art to understanding how the budget processes work and how decisions are being made, and then they developed advocacy campaigns in organizing. um and, you know, also begin to dream once folks have stability and safety in their lives. they get to think what do i dream of them? where do i want to go from here? and if you would like to participate
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