tv KRON 4 News Weekend KRON October 30, 2011 8:00am-10:00am PDT
being pummeled by an unseasonable storm leaving 3 million people in the dark. there are four states asking for federal government help. we will have the update on that as well. october? >>ysabel: it is almost november. >>henry: if you are thinking of traveling to the east, do not travel to the east coast white this minute.--if did not travel to the east coast right this minute. today we have a will " ghost hunt for joining us. >>marty: a developing story in oakland, the latest on the occupy movement. they are planning to shut down the port of oakland on wednesday as a part of the general strike. here is
video from last night. organizers are planning for wednesday's event. as they did that, there were some tense moments between police and protesters. we heard about damage overnight, is that true, correct? >>craig: not a lot. if he think about what happened on tuesday and to the marshes they had last night, it is quite a contrast. the about what happened last tuesday with a tear-gas canisters, the damage and chaos, it has changed a lot in a few days, there have been practically no arrests all you can find is the police substation in. that was all
like to find. it seems like there is some kind of understanding between protesters and police at this point. the next big thing you'll see is the general strike on wednesday. >>marty: were there any arrests? >>craig: not that i can look into that. even if there was one or two, it is a change from tuesday night.
>>marty: craig skalar was recorded live from downtown. i want to remind you, we will have a continuing coverage coming up in our next half-hour. the movement is gaining even more steves. >>ysabel: there is an interesting twist, as saturday's rally, protesters passed around a letter allegedly sent from the mayor expressing our apology for the violence on tuesday and says that she supports wednesday's general strike. the letter is a stake in the mayor's office says it undermines her efforts to keep communications open between protesters, herself and the police. the 24 year- old rock war veteran is now out of the hospital. daly city resident, scott olson, was reportedly hit by a tear gas projectiles fired by police. the marine veterans
suffered a fractured skull. he has become a worldwide symbol of the occupy moved to. there were some disturbances elsewhere. the occupy protests in denver escalated. police in riot gear in a move did using maze and firing rubber bullets into the crowd. more than one dozen people were arrested. in oregon, 10 demonstrators were arrested. >>marty: residence on the east coast are digging out from the snow storm yesterday. nearly 3 million people are without power this morning. this video is from pennsylvania. snow has blanketed the state. asked at least three deaths have been recorded. three governors have declared states of emergency. that storm is expected to build out later today.
>>ysabel: sunny skies expected today. >>marty: we are going to take a look at the 7 day forecast. showers on thursday and friday. as far as calling, a highs should be mild. make sure to take a jacket or sweater. >>marty: hundreds of hell's angels eroded the funeral procession for one of their own. steve tausan was killed weeks ago at the same cemetery when thousands of bikers were attending the funeral for another member of the motorcycle club. police believe he was shot by steve ruiz. this time, police took notes chances--
no chances, attendance was limited to those received personal invitations. >> it is too bad that things had to go this far. i'm here to pay my respects. >>officer: our fear was that there would be opposing biker groups that might cause a problem or pose a threat. we never expected that there would be feuding between members of the same group. >>marty: tausan was buried without incident, steve ruiz remains at large. >>ysabel: a surfer recovering at a hospital after being attacked by a great white shark in monterey bay. at marinas state beach, the sharks some of his teeth into his neck and forearm. he was pulled to shore, he was flown to the san jose hospital. the
>>ysabel: new details in turkey, a 5.3 magnitude aftershock has caused widespread panic. the aftershock comes one week after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the country. that earthquake killed at least 582 people. 230 have miraculously been rescued. workers are just starting to clean of debris left in the disaster when the shaking began. there are records of people screaming in panic.
>>ysabel: this is the second day of a shutdown of the australian based airline. flights were grounded because of the labor dispute. about 70,000 passengers fly the airline daily. >>marty: the 49ers will be taking on the cleveland browns at 1:15 p.m.. it will be a beautiful day for football. the raiders have a bye week to date. what a game last night. the stanford cardinals remain undefeated weeding--sledding in overtime. california lost 31-14 last night.
>>marty: it is about 50 degrees warmer than it was back east yesterday. >>marty: here is a look at the 7 day forecast. another beautiful day it will be called tomorrow for those turks readers. pack a sweater. >>ysabel: a suspected unmanned drones strike killed six people yesterday. meanwhile, a big crackdown in china led to 12,000 arrests. police busted 144 drug rings involved in trafficking in narcotics through on-line chat rooms. if the chat rooms were not
accessible to outsiders. people could only join after being invited in by a current member. it is unknown what drugs were being marketed on line. >>marty: bribery cases for kickbacks and bribes have been occurring. the number of prosecutions is expected to rise even more. >>ysabel: in the bay area, to congresswoman are experiencing life being food court. they are sending a week living on food stamps amounting to $4.50 a date.
as a scene that jones explains, their action is a challenge to lawmakers by religious groups who want to get the deficit in check but they also want to slice the government's food stamp program that serves 45 million people. >>reporter: years ago, as a young single mother, barbara lee lived on food stamps. >> i think my country for giving me that helping hand when i needed it. a bridge over troubled water. >>reporter: is now, she is taking part in a weeklong food stamp challenge. >> i am trying to develop a balanced meal, a balanced three meals for today for $4.50. >>reporter: this is the highlight continued coverage for the food stamp program as lawmakers try to rein in the deficit. third more than 45 million people received food stamps from the government in july, it is a
near record high. the average recipient gets a $133 a month. that makes it difficult to shop. >> i am learning that it is impossible to purchase new churches food. >>reporter: advocates say that amounts should be raised to better meet nutritional needs. >> is not a ticket program for people health and productivity and children's learning in school because the benefits are too small. >>reporter: program critics believe the amount the government spends on food assistance has skyrocketed in part to this id to fraud.
he thinks that cut it all bought 11 million more americans are on food stamps now. it is time to look under the hood of this program. but >> i wish that everyone could walk in issues that i have walked in before and that so many people are walking into a. >>marty: 8:21 a.m., much more ahead on the kron4 news weekend. >>ysabel: henry is talking trouble. look at her, she is in one place momentarily. she has great advice on how you and your family can have
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of the occupy oakland to move and are planning to shut down the port of oakland if as a part of a general strike that they are calling for that date. this is video from last night in downtown oakland. as many as 01 thousand people reportedly showed up. organizers said for the events on wednesday but there were some tense moments last night. hundreds of people attended the rally is the head of the march last night but it was mostly peaceful. craig skalar is live in oakland at frank ogawa plaza. what is it looking like out there this morning? >>craig: it is quite right now. people are still working out. you are mentioning that it was a tense situation, nothing really happened in terms of clashes with police. last night, there were some key moments where police were at the ready with riot gear just like tuesday. apparently, the tactic from
the protesters aspect was to stop at a key moment after showing he signs and turning around and heading back to frank ogawa plaza. instead of having the situation we had on tuesday with kantor's and tear gas into news flashing around the world, they were protesting to a certain threshold and then stopped. very few arrests for any that i can see. the only damage i saw, besides a little graffiti, that is all that i saw. the general strike planned for wednesday is the next big thing. for the time being, as quiet as it is right now,
it is a pretty silence sunday in the aftermath of a protest that reached a certain threshold and then stopped. there were no injuries and chaos what we saw last tuesday. >>ysabel: with the mayor in the interim chief is facing a lot of criticism for last week's actions and the fact that there is supposedly a recall petition for both of them, this is possibly asking for it will call among police forces. >>craig: they are talking about this in egypt and europe. it is the butt of jokes on comedy central. it gets to a point where maybe it is best not to have those kind of confrontations. all the protesters side, they seem to be tried to do the same thing and avoid what we saw last tuesday. >>ysabel: , this was not delivered on the part of police, a confrontation can get very ugly and obviously
oakland did not look its best last weekend. greg, thank you. >>marty: we do have team coverage of the occupy protests. nicotiana felt was in oakland on saturday as the rally gained steam. >>nichole: it was not just occupy oakland protesters, but dozens of others who joined a rally in front of city hall on saturday. their mission flaws to take the message of corporate greed to the streets. >> many people did not realize what is going on and what the message really is. it is a great chance to educate people. >>nichole: they broke into small groups and spread the word for a general strike for this wednesday. they are urging business owners and residents not to go to work and to remain closed that day. >> it is bringing like to the movement.
>>marty: the rock veteran injured in tuesday's clash with oakland police is now out of a hospital. scott olson works at a bay area technology company. he was reportedly hit by a tear- gas cannister fired by police. the marine veteran suffered a fractured skull. he has become a worldwide symbol of the occupy movement. >>ysabel: protesters in new york are reading this note. they are huddled in tents as the snowfall. croquettes-- the forecast calls for a mix of snow and rain. the new york mayor called the propane tanks fire hazards.
>>ysabel: in the east coast, a number of homes and businesses are without power. the unusually early snowstorm is still passing over new england but is expected to stop later today. the connecticut governor says it could be longer than a week before people get electricity back. >>marty: here is a live look outside. what a contrast. a beautiful day around the bay. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge. we are expecting a carbon copy of air to yesterday's. >>ysabel: it's pretty nice day. '60s and '70s. we even saw some '80s. >>marty: at the end of october. >>ysabel: 80 today is the high. 74 is not bad. a good day for treating even tomorrow.
motorcycles rode to san jose oakville's cemetery in the funeral procession for hells angel steve tausan. he was killed just two weeks ago at this same cemetery when thousands of bikers attended the funeral of another member of the motorcycle club. >> it is too bad that it had to go this way. things happen. i am here to pay my respects. >>officer: our fear was there would be additional groups that would be opposing bike groups that could cause a problem or pose a threat. we never expected that there would be feuding between members of the same groove. jeff >> the few death resulted in the the death of tausan allegedly at the hands of steve ruiz. steve ruiz remains at large. >>officer: it is an ongoing homicide investigation. jeff >> police and hell's angels along with thousands family
limited the funeral to those who received a personal invitation. >> we thought that there was going to be a big crowd like the last one that was out here. it is invitation only. jeff >> after the events two weeks ago, the san jose police had a substantial police presence outside of the cemetery gates with dozens of patrol cars along with motorcycles. >> there are a lot of cops out here right now. for across the street and for right there. >>officer: we did have a larger contingent of officers assigned to this and then based on what happened two weeks ago. jeff >> he was buried without incident. in san jose, jeff pierce, kron4 news. but
>>henry: what halloween show would be complete without at least one segment about the ghosts. jeff dwyer is an author, a researcher and paranormal investigator. he has written a book, those hunter's guide to the san francisco bay area. there are some distinguished places for ghosts in the bay area. >> quite a few.
>>henry: does this place have anything special about it? >> and intense history spanning several centuries. it has a modern disasters and old cemeteries that have been abandoned, there are no sources for spirit activity. >>henry: the first one is the aircraft carrier. >> it was launched in 1944, it sought action in world war two and in korea. it has a number of distinctive features. the highest suicide rate of any ships in the navy. there were probably about 300 deaths on the ships, sailors involving accidents like walking into propellers and getting hit by jet exhaust. added to that, we think it is a bore tax, a source for paranormal activity. there are ghosts
on the hornet that never served on it. it is a gathering spot. >>henry: how do you know that? >> many professional groups have been in there and documented ghostly activity. >> angel island, it was developed by the military. it was an immigration center, it was a place where prisoners of war were kept and a lot of other things. there were schools and other disasters. a tremendous number of spirits on angel island. >>henry: the san remo hotel? >> they have sponsored events from the san
francisco coast society. it was built just after the 1906 earthquake. it was built to house workers who came into the city to rebuild san francisco. >>henry: if you'd like to meet this goes taught her, he will have a book signing tomorrow, go to his web site for more information. we are taking a break. when we come
first oscars, do you know who got the most votes for best actor? >>ysabel: what year was that? >>henry: 1929. >>ysabel: i was not born and. last >> >>henry: it was a rich tin tin. we are going to talk to an author who created an amazing story. >>marty: i would have loved to have heard his acceptance speech. >>marty: the latest in the occupied oakland movement, take a look at video from last night in downtown oakland. as organizers are planning for wednesday's event, there were tense all bids in the streets of downtown between police and protesters. we want to go live this morning to craig skalar who is live in
oakland. we did hear about damage overnight. what can you tell us about that? >>craig: if the damage was kept to a minimum. everyone is staring here in frank ogawa plaza. we will show you video from last night. there was a key moment, but people were walking down the street doing in march and police were in the right gear.
arrested 10 demonstrators in portland. >>marty: nearly 3 million people from maryland to new england are without power. this is video from pennsylvania. there is snow blanketing the state. at least three deaths were reported. governors in four different states declared states of emergency. luckily the storm is expected to move out later today. >>ysabel: at least six flight cancellations at sfo. it's here is a live look at downtown san francisco. sunny skies expected with highs in the mid-upper 60s. >>marty: another beautiful day around the bay. increasing winds on tuesday
>>marty: an unmanned aircraft fired vehicles of militants near the afghan border. >>ysabel: many military indictments have been handed down. the recent conviction of a former soldier was the largest grocery case. he was found guilty of soliciting more than 1 million in kickbacks and bribes. investigators said the number of prosecutions is expected to rise even more.
>>marty: new details, an australian court has ended the union strikes of all qantas airways planes. workers on strike mainly over pay and fears that jobs would be moved overseas. the court decision comes after more than 14 hours of testimony from the airline, the australian government handed police. tens of thousands of people were left stranded when workers went on strike abruptly. >>ysabel: to bay area women are living on food stamps amounting to $4.50 a date. this is a challenge to get the deficit in check. >>reporter: years ago as a young single woman,
congresswoman barbara lee lived on food stamps. and i think my country for giving me that help when i needed it. a bridge over troubled water. >>reporter: now she's taking long in a weeklong food stamp challenge. >> off i am trying to develop a balanced meal, three meals for today for $4.50. >>reporter: this is to highlight the nation's food benefits program. more than 45 million people received food stamps from the government in july. the average recipient gets about $132 a month or $4.50 a date. buying this can of spam and it is cans of peas and carrots with that someone over their budget for the day. that makes it difficult to shop.
>> i am warning that it isn't possible to purchase lexus should. >>reporter: advocates say that the benefits work well the that benefits should be raised to meet nutritional needs. >> it is not a good program for people's health and productivity and for children learning in school because the benefits are too small. >>reporter: the amount the government spends on food assistance has skyrocketed in part because of fraud. >> 11 billion more americans are on food stamps now. it is time to look under the hood of this program.
>>reporter: advocates say increased demand is a result of the sluggish economy there >> i wish that everyone could walk in issues that i have walked in before and that's of the people are walking in today. >>marty: the 49ers are taking on the cleveland browns. the oakland raiders have a bye week. >>marty: the stanford cardinals won their game in overtime. here is the play that one it. stanford holds the nation's longest winning streak with 16 games. california lost to u.c.l.a. yesterday, 31-14.
written a book on often since if called clinton's then, the life and legend. an amazing story. where did britain did come from? believe it or not, in spite of his american iconic status, he was born on the battlefield are a--he was born on a battlefield in france. he was an american figure and dominated american pop culture for close to 100 years. here is a dog of german extraction a citizen of france.
>>henry: he ended up becoming a television star. >> that is what was fascinating to me. how did the image of this dog remain present in our culture and in our imagination and with entertainment? he was dead silent films, talking films, radio, television, comic books and toys. >>henry: susan is having a literary luncheon at book passage today. the book is called or written tan, the life and legend. it has great reviews. >>vicki: in a tanker truck
full of diesel ignited just after midnight near sugar land. the truck continued to leak fuel. the highway reopened after has macros clean up the mess. a california man escaped a terrifying crash. he lost control of is that steve the--the loss control of his as the viet roll off of this cliff. >> list of of the delta to with the weather satellite. >>vicki: nasa is hard at work. a weather satellite launched friday morning from the air force base in california. it will orbit around earth of monitoring global climate change and weather conditions. >>marty: coming up, the latest on the occupy movement in oakland. >>ysabel: here is a live look from frank ogawa plaza.
>>ysabel: we are back with our top developing stories. the organizers of the occupy oakland and movement are planning to shut down the port of oakland on wednesday as a part of the general strike that they called for. this is video from last night in downtown oakland. organizers have a plan for wednesday's event. there were some tense moments between police and protesters. hundreds of people attended rallies but it was mostly peaceful. craig skalar is live in oakland at frank ogawa plaza. what is it looking like out there this morning? is anything else happening? >>craig: last night was a
plenty of tents out here. there are some open spaces and still quite a presence. >>ysabel: what they did yesterday is becoming more strategic, telling people what they are about. >>craig: that has gotten as far as egypt. it looks like they have gotten back to that. >>marty: nichole shanafelt was at the rally on wednesday. >>nichole: dozens joined a rally in front of city hall on saturday morning. the mission was to take the
message as corporate greed to the streets. >> many people do not realize what is going on and what the message really is. it is a good chance to educate people. >>nichole: they spread the word on a general strike planned for this wednesday. they are urging business owners and residents not to go to work and to remain closed. >> it is grinning like to the movement. >> business owners and patrons are excited that people are finally standing
up and doing something about the economic situation and our country. >>marty: there was a letter being passed around allegedly sent by mayor jean claude. that turned out to be a fake. the mayor's office says, it undermines efforts to keep communication open between protesters and the mayor's office. >>ysabel: turning to whether all the east coast, the number of homes and businesses without power has grown to 2.7 million. the unusually early snowstorm is still passing over new england and expected to stop later today.
>>marty: here is a beautiful view of the golden gate bridge. >>ysabel: let's take a look at the 7 day forecast. later in the week it looks like will have moorlands and the chance of showers whatever it is dropping into the '60s. it is quite pleasant compared to this now. >>marty: coming up, tie security including an armored car for a hell's angel. jeff and
>>marty: in man was beaten and robbed as he drove to work. and to amend the walked up to hand and started punching him in the face. they eventually stole his wallet. the suspects are described as latino man. the victim was able to get away with minor injuries. >>ysabel: in san jose, and no major incidents at the funeral of a hell's angel never. steve tausan was killed and another funeral on october 15th. he was remembered yesterday by friends and family at a small invitation only gathering. jeff >> as many as 600 motorcycles, most members of the hell's angels, wrote to the san jose cemetery in the funeral procession for hells angels steve tausan. he was
killed just two weeks ago at this is a cemetery when thousands of bikers attended the funeral of another member of the vittoria's motorcycle club. >> it is too bad that things went this way. i am here to pay my respects. >> we never expected that there was one to be feuding between members of the same group. >>reporter: that you resulted in the death of a member of the hell's angel. >> is an ongoing homicide investigation. recordable police and hell's angels avoided any further incidents by limiting the fuel to those with a person of edition. cost
>>henry: our next guest has a really taking the things to a significant extreme. his name is andrew tillman. he was an amateur bicycle list and still is to some extent. he is also a journalist. he decided to start taking performance enhancing drugs. explain how this came about. >> i have been a sports journalist and i wanted to know what it was like to live with these drugs. the drugs that i took, testosterone it is a hormone and steroid. it is banned by many athletic
bodies for the purpose of sport. >>henry: it is known that doping is widely used in a professional bicycling circles but you are saying that amateurs are using them as well? >> i believe so. there have been some bus. testosterone is a billion dollar prescription industry. i figured middle aged man would take this stuff to feel better about themselves and a baby to feel better on their bicycles. >>henry: your taking testosterone, look at you now. you are almost full. what happened? >> i took the drugs and i felt better after very hard workouts. it was a recovery drug. it enabled me to snowball my physical effort, i would not get tired after a hard workout. the next day, i could work harder
still. >>henry: and also had some lifestyle affects. >> the billion dollar industry exists so that men can feel young again. everything from more muscle, added swagger into more libido. >>henry: of virility. what is the downside? >> the downside is, no one knows the long-term effects. plus, swagger can turn into a genius. that is no fun. >>henry: the bicycling association found out about this because you were writing a book about this. what was the outcome? >> all of my race results were struck from the record. i had a two-year ban from the sport. some of my fellow cyclist understand
>>ysabel: everyone is hovering near 80 degrees today. not bad. >>marty: no one is complaining about the weather. we expect these conditions is to stay with us through next week with increasing winds and a chance of showers thursday and friday. hauling tomorrow should be a nice day to. just remember to take a jacket, take a sweater as the goats are retreating tomorrow. >>marty: a surfer is recovering at a south a hospital after being attacked at monterey bay by a great white shark. on saturday, the sharks sunk its teeth into the man's neck and forearm. friends told him to shore and held the wounds tight. he was then flown to san jose hospital. the server is expected to survive. >>ysabel: a prominent physicist that was a skeptic of global warming now says it is a real. he
spent a year stuttering-- steadying the earth's temperatures. he now agrees with mainstream scientists. his study was partly funded by a foundation connected to global warming deniers. >>marty: nearly 500 people have been killed in the massive flooding against thailand, cambodia and vietnam. >>ysabel: republican herman cain and his 999 plan is neck and neck with mitt romney. rick barry is back in the pack in fifth place with michelle bachman. some of the candidates tried to increase their chances. vicki liviakis says that
other white house hopefuls have turned their attention to the south. >>vicki: the unemployment rate and occupy protests are all connected to the economy. president barack obama says that he has a plan to reenergize the economy, but it is not a quick fix. >> rebuilding an economy will take time. our economic problems or decades in the making and will not be solved overnight. america is better off when everyone has a chance to get ahead, not just those at the top of the income scale. the more americans a that cross all, the more america prosperous. >> our plan looks at the problem through the view of small business and work to clear out barriers to job creation by addressing excessive regulations, fixing our tax code and
closing loopholes, paying down debt. >> there is no one that does more harm to our american security and economy than barack obama. >>ysabel: that was a vicki liviakis reporting. here is a live picture out of the new hampshire. >>marty: still ahead, halloween at the white house. will show you how the first family is spending the holiday. >>ysabel: we are continuing to monitor the encampment at frank ogawa plaza in oakland. we will be right back.