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the bay area is in clean up and repair mode tonight after a series of severe storms. damage is widespread. this video show as roadway in hillsboro. kron 4's reggie kumar explains that the repairs in this spot alone could take weeks. >> reporter: construction crews worked around the clock to stabilize this portion of woodridge road after last week's powerful storm caused the hillside to pull away from the road. explowsing this gas line and
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water main. it road sank six feet. you can tell by looking it's lower than the road. police captain says city workers managed to save the road from crumbling and prevented a gas line ruptured. and watermain break. >> it opened the shoulder. at one point the roadway, north bound lane of woodridge road actually stayed in place but the soil sagged away, exposing a pg&e gas line and a water main. the pilings we put in over a 24 hour period to make sure the roadway stabilized. >> he is asking residents to be patient because construction on a new wall that will prevent the hill from eroding will not be finished for another six weeks and part of the road will
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remain closed during that time. reggie kumar, kron 4 news. floodwaters stopped but they left behind damage there. yesterday the counsel made an emergency probing luimation because of a pipe burst causing $1 million in damage. four homes were red tagged. 39 were yellow tagged. authorities will keep an eye on their condition. as kron 4's rob fladeboe shows you, there is a lot of work to be done. >> residents say the wall of water and mud roaring down the main street here was 3 feet deep. it caused a lot of damage. let's look. you can see how the force of the water carved huge gullies in the road. tossing chunks of aspalt
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around. teps and mobile homes are missing and damage underneath the homes to pumming and wiring. these homes suffered the most damage when the rains overwhelmed a drain pipe, diverting the floodwaters into the park and down hill into the village. repairing that pipe may cost $1 million. she and many of her neighbors will also need new carpet. cleaning up all that mud inside and outside. a handful are a total loss and virtually everyone has a yellow tag on it which means restricted use. because water and sewer are out. rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. our team coverage continues now with kron 4's kate thompson. >> workers continue to clear large trees and branches off a
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sliding hillside hoping to protect the homes below. several homes remain yellow tagged. the residents living in hotels and the city declared a local state of emergency. menry are looking forward to a meeting on wednesday at city hall to get more answers about the safety of the hillside and what will be done to help them. kate thompson, kron 4 news. >> reporter: this might look like another hill in hercules. not the case. you can see that dirt. that is something you couldn't see two weeks ago. you look up against the houses and you can see it is hill versus house. to the right you can see a fence leaning against the second floor. you can see red dangerous tape. that is surrounded four houses. within the last two hours four additional houses have been
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yellow tagged. you are not allowed to stay there overnight because of the instability of this hill. jr stone, kron 4 news. >> reporter: a big oak tree toppled over a power pole, forces crews to put in a new one. 100 people are without service and several streets are shut down so the crews can work. the ground is so saturated from the storms that the roofs just gave way. terisa estacio, kron 4 news. we got a much needed break from the pauing rains today -- pour rains today. temperatures today were into the 60s. 65 for santa rosa and napa. another storm is coming our way tomorrow. we are going to be spared the system as all the rain is forecast to stay to the north.
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increasing clouds through the day. becoming mostly cloudily. wednesday the clouds are out of here and warmer temperatures, into the 70s everywhere, maybe even 80s. a san jose police officer is in the hospital tonight. this is officer devlin creighton and he was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash that happened into hit and run. kron 4's jonathan bloom has more. >> reporter: a path to the spot where the crash happened. you can see the stains from a spilled glas lean. -- gasoline. officer devlin creighton survived because of his helmet, he is being treated for a slew
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of injuries. the drivers that struck him took off in a blue honda accord. investigators say he was crossing when the honda pulled out in front of him. it's possible the driver had to stop because someone was pulling in or out of this parking lot. >> reporter: failing to yield. leaving the officer lying on the road and speeding off, that was a felony. >> we believe the individual in the car had to know at least somebody was in need of medical attention. >> 30 police officers swarmed the area but they couldn't find the car and now they want the public's help. the officer want to return to work when he is better. jonathan bloom, kron 4 news. the barry bonds trial. kron 4's dan kerman was in
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court today with testimony from kimberly bell. >> kimberly bell took the wins stand monday and testified bonds admitted to her a elbow injury was due to steroids. he said it was not something he did all the time but it was the reason other players were getting ahead. bell also testified he exhibited some of the side effects with steroids. in addition to his body getting bigger bell said he had acne, his hair was falling out and she testified he became ageitated and impatient. he would get angry easily and made a variety of threats. bell testified said he would cut my head off and leave me in a. cut out my breast implants because he paid for them. the defense tried tocussion
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bell's motives, suggesting she was angry and vindictive because bonds refused to pay off her home in arizona and when that happened she decided to go public discussing their relationship and his alleged steroid use. bell said she was not angry, simply hurt and never wanted the book's focus to be about steroid. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> still ahead, president obama addresses the nation about the situation in libya. we will tell you what he said and why he believes the u.s. must be involved. [ ryan ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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. president obama talked to the nation about libya today. he explained that the u.s. joined other nations to prevent the slaughter of civilians by moammar gadhafi and the international effort will now be led by nato.
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>> i said that america's role would be limed and we would not put ground troops into libya. we would focus our capabilities on the front end of the operation and transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians will transition to our partners and i am confident they will keep the pressure on moammar gadhafi's remaining forces. in that theft united states will play a supporting role. including intelligence, search and rescue assistants and capabilities to communications. >> the president says the risk and cost to the u.s. will be reduced. he did not lay out a time line nor what will happen if moammar
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gadhafi will not step down. hillary clinton will join a conference on libya tuesday in london and meet with leaders there. russia is saying the no-fly zone is overstepping its bounds. in libya today the rebels are reaching moammar gadhafi's home town where a battle is expected. a storm system is moving into the pacific northwest tonight and it will effect our weather for tomorrow. i will have your tuesday forecast coming up. ♪ that airline is gonna nail that frequent flyer with restrictions when he tries to use his miles. ♪ that's a lot of red tape! step on it! [ tires screech ] ♪ i can't escape the red tape! now you can with rapid rewards! come on! [ tires screech ] [ male announcer ] join rapid rewards and enjoy unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates,
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. baseball season is finally back as the bay bridge series got underway tonight. the world series childrens giants beat the a's tonight. we talked to giants fans who are excited about the start of the new season. >> very good. we are going to do it again. go to the world series and take it one more time.
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>> i am excited about today. i hope we win the whole season. keep winning. go giants. >> after the parade, after the world series, the fan fest and seeing the trophy twice, you know, being first and second in line, awesome. been awesome. it's about time. i have been a fan since i was a little girl. die hard. >> there is a high demand for giants tickets. the opening day april 8 is sold out and tickets on the 9th are also sold out. there are some tickets available for sunday, april 10. if you are going to go with friends you will have to sit apart because two seats together are no longer available. the weather for the a's home opener on friday is
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looking nice. sunshine and warmer temperatures. tomorrow a weak storm system brings clouds for tomorrow and maybe, outside chance for a couple sprinkles in sonoma county. outside of that we will remain dry. more sunshine, windy, though, warmer temperatures wednesday, i think most places will be in the 70s and possibly 80s on the way for thursday and into friday. a huge change in the weather pattern going from wet to dry and warmer. 2:00 a.m., this is the next system, producing rain tonight in eureka. these clouds slide to the south. by the morning, increasing high clouds across the bay area but mostly sunny. by the afternoon, skies mostly cloudy as the clouds continue to shift. all of the rain remains to the north. outside of a couple of sprinkles we will be spared the
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rain from this system. temperatures tomorrow morning in the 40s to start out the day. 39 in napa. highs for the afternoon 60s. warmer tomorrow. maybe even 70s for antioch and san jose. here is the seven-day forecast, wednesday, thursday, friday all much warmer. 80s inland. 70s around the bay. next chance for light rain coming up saturday. teen who tried to kill three of his teachers was found guilty of attempted murder. alexander youshock set off two pipe bombs before he was tackled by a teacher. you see video here. alexander youshock was armed with a chain shaw and sward. prosecutors say he was angry at teachers who gave him bad grades. jerusalemers will have to decide if he was sane while committing the crimes. the stanford women try to
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get to their fourth straight ncaa final four and the giants are back for the first time since the world series and taking on the oakland a's. gary is back with all the sports. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for takeoff.
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looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! ♪ [ child ] the train is now arriving. [ male announcer ] the train has arrived indeed. amtrak guest rewards members earn up to triple points this spring. details at amtrak.com.
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all right. good evening, everybody. it's back to the final four for the stanford women. john stockton, gonzaga riding. 18 straight points in the first half. stanford had a slight lead. but then the sisters took over. 23 points 11 rebounds. she had 18 points and 15 boards. and from there the second half belonged to teraa and company. hello! 17 points, 5 of 8 on three- pointers. no contest. named today national coach of the year by the way and she is
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going to her fourth straight final four. 83-60. it's baylor or text a&m who they will play on sunday night. how in love is the bay area? >> i am really excited. >> at halftime, let's just try to beat as aggressive as we can. it got real exciting. >> they have a tremendous program. we are very excited to beat them here. >> do you see, pam, i thought i was at knbr. interrupt anything to talk about the giants. [ laughter ] i almost cut off stanford. when you are at knbr, you can say, i think i am having a stroke. fine. giants will have zito on the hill. here at kron 4 news we cover -- why do i like this guy?
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he has class. something about him. he is bigger -- see, me, i am bigger than i look. when i saw brian -- 6'1". >> approximately. >> we are talking -- good grief. how in love is the bay area with the giants? a practice game. here we go. matt cain 6 hits, three runs. got a standing ovation when he walked off the mound. everybody loved the giants. tonight pat burrell came through. he will be the starting left fielder on thursday when they begin playing against the dodgers. 3-1 san francisco. baric barton might be the top rbi guy on the a's. couple of runs scored. 3-3. barton .333 this spring. aubrey huff, almost, what they
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like to say, pam, he gets it wet. when it goes to right. watch. he got it wet. no, not in the water. beer. huff 6th home run this spring and romo, comes on, i don't know if he will be the closer on thursday. sandoval making the play. 4-3 giants. giants and dodgers thursday night. a's-seattle on friday. they will have oakland tomorrow and final exhibition wednesday at at&t. jose due to go off the wall again. he tried to have his brother substitute for him in a fight in florida on saturday night. they were going make $10,000. they called off the fight. dez bryant evicted from a shopping center because his
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pants were hanging too low. brian, you can relate, times when you wore your pants low, right? >> every once in a while. good night, everybody. good night. ♪ you'll run outside ♪ and i'll pass you by ♪ ♪ i want to see the sunshine ♪ ♪ take me where you are ♪ take me where you are ♪ afternoon ride ♪ afternoon ride [ male announcer ] now everyone can explore the world from home.
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