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scalia went to bed friday night and told friends he wasn't feeling well. scalia was known as a conservative icon who transformed the court by instilling his belief that judges should follow the precise words of the constitution and not apply a modern interpretation. scalia was appointed to the court in 1986 by president ronald reagan. tonight, president obama reacts to his passing. >> he influenced a generation of judges, lawyers, and students and profoundly shaped the legal landscape. he will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the supreme court. justice scalia dedicated his life to the corner stone of our democracy. the rule of law. >> his death set off an
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immediate debate about whether president obama should fill the seat. it's been almost 8 #0 years since a president appointed a supreme court judge during an election year. kron 4's kate spoke to a uc hastings professor who knew the justice personally. >> professor david has a lot to say about the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. he has quoted scalia's scathing opinions in his books and once spent six weeks teaching with the italian-american justice in italy. this is a picture of his daughter with justice scalia in the early 90s. >> he could just be utterly charming. people don't understand that because he could be caustic on the bench, very, very caustic in his opinions, and the -- and yet, by all accounts, he was as charming as can be inside the court and out. >> scalia will be remembered as an influential justice who argsed the u.s. constitution is
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not a living document. he has heavily influenced across the country and the repub lu can party. >> tonight, you had several of the candidates essentially saying the only justice that ought to replace justice scalia is one who thinks exactly like he does, and 40, 50 years ago, nobody thought the way he thinks. >> for now, any cases that have been decided but not released will stand as they are without scalia's vote, meaning some 5/4 decisions will now become ties. >> we are going to see a fair amount of stalemate for a while now. >> this year, cases concerning affirmative action, abortion, and voting rights are all heading to the highest courts. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. >> it won't happen without a fight from the republican-controlled senate, who say the next president should get to pick the next justice. >> this term was shaping up to be one of the most consequential terms in many years.
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>> it's a decision with political implications for decades to come. reporting in berkeley, kate, kron 4 news. >> tonight, presidential candidates are reacting to the news of justice scalia's passing. some took to twitter to share their feelings. senator ted cruz called scalia an american hero. cruz also suggested that the next president should nominate scalia's successor, not president obama. senator marco rubio, as well as bernie sanders spoke out saying they're mourning the loss, and donald trump tweeted that scalia's death is a massive setback to both the conservatives and the entire nation. happening now, chp still searching for whoever shot blow darts at a group of people crossing the golden gate bridge. two people were hit, and the suspects are still at large. tonight, kron 4 scott is talking to people on the bridge. scott, are people a little uneasy tonight after hearing about all this? >> absolutely. this is a really scary situation
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out here. these blow darts about 5 inches long. they are really frightening looking. take a look at them here. these are the one of three blow darts that were found on the -- the bridge last night, and two of them actually struck pedestrians. chp says it was yesterday in between 2:00 and 3:00 when two random people were just walking on the golden gate bridge near vista point when they were hit by these darts. they say they came from a passing car. the first person was hit and went in about 2 inches deep. while crews were dealing with that person, a second victim came forward and said she had been shot the same way. now, new today, we are told investigators are meeting with both of the victims. they are trying to narrow down the exact time this happened so that they can hopefully pull some surveillance video of this attack. now, everybody out here was very concerned about this today while they were walking up and down the bridge, and they told me that they will be watching their
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backs very closely. >> just be more mindful of where i am, who i'm with, and where i'm around. >> probably really prappy. i don't really know. there's a lot of traffic here. seems like it's pretty easy to hit someone with blow darts. >> does it make you concerned? >> yeah, for sure. people yelling at you, you are not sure what they are going to do for you. seems like they have these fences up to protect the construction workers down there so maybe they should do something about that here e too. >> the chp sent both of those darts to a lab for testing to see if there was any chemicals on them. so far, we have not gotten the results back from those, but they also say that both victims seemed to be feeling just fine. reporting live near the golden gate bridge tonight in san francisco, scott, kron 4 news. police are investigating a shooting that occurred friday night on a santa clara vta platform that left one man injured. the shooting happened near 2nd and santa clara streets around 10 p.m.
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in downtown san jose. surveillance video images have been released. you can see the suspect here. the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. anyone with information should contact san jose pd. authorities are looking for a suspect who allegedly left a man with life threatening injuries after a fight in -- police were dispatched to camino just before 2 a.m. this morning. they arrived to find a man with serious head injuries in a parking area near a home that had a house party that night. the victim was taken to the hospital. investigators released this cell phone photo of the suspect in hopes of identifying him. both the men murdered yesterday and the person accused of killing him have been identified by police. the 54-year-old victim is dr. bishop bostick sr. the 21-year-old man arrested for his murder, the victim's son, isaiah bostick. bostick sr. was a pastor at a
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church in menlo park. that's where kron 4 reports from tonight. >> it is with heavy hearts that the holy church of god announced the murder of its father and pastor. in a written statement, the church says bishop bostick sr. was a pillar in the community of menlo park. >> a clip of one of bishop bostick's lively sermons a man who the church says will be dearly missed. the eldest of five siblings, bostick sr. was raised in this church dedicating his life to the members of his congregation, his murder horrifying news for the community. across the bay early friday morning, san leandro police say he died at the hands of his 21-year-old son isaiah bostick. investigators say the two lived together in this apartment
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building. that morning, officers responded to several 911 calls from neighbors after they reported hearing a struggle and a man yelling out, quote, your dad is bleeding. i don't want to die. >> police say isaiah opened the door when officers arrived, and he was covered in blood. his father found inside suffering from multiple stab wounds. he later died at the scene isaiah was placed under arrest on suspicion of murder, a motive not yet released. the friends of the family tell kron 4 that the father and son often had disagreements. isaiah is currently behind bars without bail awaiting his arraignment wednesday. meanwhile, the church plans on memorializing bostick sr. at its service on sunday. kron 4 news. it was the perfect summer day except we're still in the middle of winter. meteorologist bryan joins us now. pry yan, how long will this beautiful weather stick around?
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>> i think it's going to be here for several days, as we are going to watch temperatures soar for tomorrow and especially into the beginning of next week. we could be talking about lots of record highs for monday and tuesday, and high temperatures today were pretty warm into the mid to upper 60s, also into the low and mid 70s. antioch all the way up to 77 degrees, and this is not typical weather for february. should be cool and rainy, and that hasn't been the case for quite some time. notice readings about 10 to 15 degrees above average, and it is going to continue to get warmer for tomorrow. some places close to 80 degrees like santa rosa, forecast high of 79. 77 for concord so these numbers going up about another 5 degrees for sunday, mid 70s fremont and san jose, even san francisco warming up into the low 70s. now, for monday and tuesday, it gets warmer by another couple degrees, and more records are possible to start the week, but we will have a change by
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wednesday. a weather system is finally going to arrive with cooler temperatures, gusty winds, and maybe even a little bit of rain. i'll talk about that coming up later on. day one of the pope's historic trip to mexico kicked off with a cheering crowd, a special welcome ceremony, and a message of tough love to the country's leaders. from cnn, mayor maloney reports. >> greeted history's first latin-american pope as he rolled through mexico city's historic center saturday. pope francis stopped to meet the adoring crowd on his way to the national palace, handing out rosaries and embracing several sick children. mexico's president welcomed the pope with a special ceremony where francis later delivered his first major address aimed at the country's political and religious leaders. >> experience teaches us at each time we seek the path of
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privileges or benefits for a few to the detriment of the good of all sooner or later the life of society becomes fertile soil for corruption. >> the pope also spoke of how mexico's lies with young people. >> a people with a youthful population is a people able to renew and transform itself. invitation to look to the future with hope. >> francis wrapped up the first day of his visit with a mass basilica of the virgin's guadalupe. >> today, i come as a missionary of mercy and of peace, but also as a son who wishes to pay homage to his mother, the blessed virgin of guadalupe, and place himself under her watchful care.
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>> i'm mary maloney reporting. coming #u7 at 8:00, the oakland a's owner and raiders owner coming to a head. hear what the fuss about the new stadium is all about. and tonight's republican presidential debate heats up. candidates discuss a few hot topics. plus, the the recent california escapee talks to reporters about his daring prison break and what life on the run was like.
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new at 8:00, oakland a's owner lou wolfe issued a statement today criticizing oakland raiders owner mark davis. on thursday, the raiders tentatively agreed to extend their lease for at least one year, but davis made the remarks that the a's need to commit as soon as possible to building a new baseball-only stadium at the coliseum. wolfe responded today saying, quote, it's unfortunate mr. davis decided to bring the a's into his discussion about
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the raiders' stadium lease. we respect his right to explore his option in and out of oakland, end quote. wolfe also pointed out that in 2014, the a's signed a ten-year lease at the stadium saying the a's are committed to oakland. amidwinter heat spell around much of california has people asking where did el nino go. there has been no significant rain fall for many days, and people are starting to worry about dry conditions all over again. earlier storms this season helped to bring much-needed rain and snowfall, but temperatures are now near 90 in southern parts of the state and are approaching the 80s here in the bay area. climate researchers acknowledge el nino has not yet brought the powerful storms expected. the national weather service says it's normal to have some long, dry spells even during strong el ninos, and they haven't given up hope just yet for more rain despite the record highs in much of the west. and the beautiful warm weather continues into the week,
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but there are a few drops of rain in the forecast. bryan is back with the full forecast. bryan. >> a few drops. i think that's about as good as it's going to get for wednesday. this storm system coming in is not going to be particularly strong, and we might see about quarter to half inch. this is, again, on wednesday evening. in the meantime, we are talking about more warm record heat around the bay area. things continuing to warm up for sunday into monday, and, you know, this dry spell, it hasn't been going on for, like, a week. it's actually been going on for about three weeks, since january 21st. that's sort of when the -- the wet weather came to an end, and since january 21st, about three weeks ago, we've seen only about a half inch in a lot of places less than an inch around the bay area where the exception of santa rose sa. as a result, our seasonal percentages have been dropping quite a bit. they were up and over 100% for a time in january. now, because it's been so dry, and since this is a time where
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we're normally getting a lot of rain, the readings now all below 100% of average, and they will continue to decline even though we've got this storm coming in on wednesday. it's not going to do much. it's not a significant system. it looks like this dry pattern is going to persist. beautiful shot here, san mateo bridge just after sun seat tonight. there's some high clouds from a weather system that's going by to the north, pacific northwest getting lots of rain right now. we are going to miss out on all that. another beautiful shot, san francisco has seen from sutro tower. mostly clear skies tonight, and we'll see lots of sunshine tomorrow, some places possibly already in the 70s by noon, and then mid to upper 70s, possibly low 80s by the afternoon hours. here's that weather system there, the high clouds over the bay area, and you have to go all the way up here to see the rain up in the pacific northwest. that's where it's going to stay to start the week, but we are going to get a little bit toward wednesday and early thursday.
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now, for tomorrow, sunshine here in the south bay. san jose will be up to 75 degrees in the afternoon. mid to upper 70s inland valleys, concord and fairfield 77. even the 70s into richmond and hayward. san francisco also forecast to reach the low 70s. warm just about everywhere. a beautiful sunday, and i'll have the forecast for the week ahead coming up. new at 8:00, a four-year-old boy was struck and killed while riding his bike in the street. the incident happened in the vicinity of rodeo lane off santa rosa avenue in unincorporated sonoma county. police say the child was riding his bicycle when he entered the roadway from behind a parked vehicle. he was immediately hit by an suv. the boy was taken to the hospital where he died. the driver has been identified as a 29-year-old woman from santa rosa. no other details have been released at this time. a chp airplane and k-9 unit helped locate a parolee fleeing from police in vacaville. on friday night, the suspect was
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involved in a chase with highway patrol that ended in a crash. the suspect then ran away from the vehicle and across lanes of traffic to avoid a wreck. a chp airplane used infrared heat sensing technology to locate the man hiding in a ditch. k-9 units led officers to the suspect identified as 27-year-old joseph mar ten ease from stockton. martinez was arrested on multiple counts including dui and possession of meth. next, highlights from the republican presidential debate. hear responses on some of today's tough questions. coming up, we drove from huntington beach. >> five hours. >> yeah. five hours. >> to be told we can't be here. >> right. because people got hurt sliding off the cliff four years ago. >> yes. people came from all around the state to be in the location where they're not supposed to be. i'll explain in the next edition of people behaving badly. and save up to $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic,
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tonight's gop presidential debate jolted by the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. on top of that news, the debate now dwindled down to six republican presidential candidates, comes exactly one week before south carolina voters head to the polls. melissa rainey reports. >> a change in tone saturday night as the remaining republican presidential candidates took the debate stage in greenville, south carolina. following a moment of silence for the late justice scalia, the candidates were asked how they would go about selecting his replacement. >> so i believe the president should not move forward, and i -- i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states decide who is going to run that supreme court with a vote by the people of the united states of america. sdpr we need to put people on the bench that understand that the constitution is not a living and breathing document. it is to be interpreted as originally meant. >> i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to
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stop it. it's called delay delay delay. >> the debate then turned to foreign policy, and the bush administration's handling of the war in iraq, and that's when things got personal. >> we should have never been in iraq. we have destabilized the middle east. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe, and i'm proud of what he did. >> how did he keep us safe when the world trade center -- the world -- excuse me. i lost hundreds of friends. the world trade center came down during the reign. he kept us safe? that's not safe. >> the world trade center came down because bill clinton didn't kill osama bin laden when he had the chance to kill him. >> ohio governor john kasich perhaps summing up the debate best. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazy, huh? this is just nuts. >> coming up at 830 time teem, the master mind behind the recent california prison break
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insists he's a good guy. what he has to say about news coverage of his escape. and a woman saved after being swept away by sneaker wave now mourns her husband, who was with her when tragedy struck.
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register that he's a nice guy and didn't want to put others in danger. he also says that being a fugitive is more stressful than liberating. he escaped on january 22nd from a jail in santa ana and traveled hundreds of miles to san francisco where he was captured. the inmate added he closely followed news coverage of the escape and man hunt and insists he's not the villain portrayed by the media and prosecutors. still ahead, hundreds of scattered in a local dog park results in injuries. how much reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. plus, a new app that will alert you when an earthquake is on its way. could this one day be the core of global earthquake detection? and today's giants fan fest, what fans were in for while visiting at&t park. again! again! again!
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this is the bay area's news station, kron 4 news continues now. >> told you about the couple that was pulled out to sea by some powerful waves. the woman was quickly rescued, but her husband did not survive. kron 4 sat down with the grieving widow and tells us what happened. >> i didn't think i could grieve anymore, but i'm grieving a lot more now because i don't have him with me. >> her soul mate was swept out to see. she and her husband went for a walk by the beach when a sneaker wave hit them. >> i let the undertow take me, but i couldn't feel him or see him, and i was being tossed so much that i'd lost all orientation of where i was. >> larry did not get sucked in, and first, went to the shore to get help but came back in the water, claudia says, to save her. >> you know, he said, "i can't lose you.
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i can't lose you." i said, "don't worry, i can float." >> claudia went with the wave eventually getting to the surf where two men pulled her out, but larry did not make it out. >> i saw the helicopter that was overhead and that -- that's about when they plucked him out of the water. >> paramedics tried to save larry, but he later died at the hospital. her husband of 20 years. >> he was a good man. he was a great husband. >> now, she tries to picture her leaf -- life without her love. >> he was just everything to me. >> claudia wants others not to underestimate the power of the ocean or the dangerous and deadly rip currents and remember larry as an honest man. >> live life every moment to moment because you never know when your loved one is going to be taken. >> in pacifica, justine, kron 4 news.
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the san francisco city attorney's office is responding to a federal lawsuit filed by the family of mario wood. the city states wood told officers they would have to shoot him before he would drop the knife. woods was fatally shot by san francisco police last december. he was a suspect in a stabbing, and police say he refused to drop his knife. the city attorney's response states he was shot when he, quote, attempted to flee by walking past the officers and toward the area where numerous bystanders congregated. additionally, they say the knife was later matched to the stabbing victim. his shooting has laufrmged nationwide protest, and a department of justice investigation into the san francisco police department. happening now, a reward is being offered to find whoever is responsible for laying down hundreds of at a dog park in east bay. police say more than 200 tacks were found at the dog park in
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hercules on february 5th. the city says this is not the first time they've had this problem. peta officials say the tacks have injured two dogs, and the group has posted a reward of $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. another $1,000 is being offered for the installation of security cameras at the park. several pets are recovering after being trapped in a burning home in belmont. it happened just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon along notre dame avenue. the homeowners were away at work when a time when it happened, but their pets, they were inside. firefighters were able to rescue a black lab and a calico cat. the dog was scared but unhurt. the cat suffered smoke inhalation. the cat was given oxygen by firefighters and transported to a veterinary hospital cht a california police sergeant says he cannot stop thinking about that day three months ago when 14 people were killed and 21 others were injured at a center in san bernardino.
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the shooting at the inland regional center for disabled people triggered a massive man hunt. it ended hours later, and a few miles away when police closed in on the two suspects. tonight, you're going to hear from the first officer on the scene confronting a pair of heavily-armed and very dangerous killers. >> able to get in behind them cht i saw them putting on what i believed to be ballistic or bullet proof vests. they started shooting. the back window of their vehicle just shattered. i saw the muzzle flashes, and i thought, you know, they're shooting at me. i grabbed that rifle. i ran as fast as i could. i just kind of scrambled from the door to the back of the car. >> would you do it again? >> in a heartbeat. but hopefully, i won't have to. >> the two bodies found in the bullet-ridden suv were isis
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sympathizers. faruk had worked with the people he targeted. county health department employees who were having a holiday banquet when he and his wife attacked. coming up, a new app that will alert you when an earthquake is about to happen. can this new piece of technology help save lives? i'm reporter gabe slate. we took our drone out to the country to show you an amazing new feature in tesla cars that really pushes the boundaries of an all-electric vehicle. that's coming up on kron 4 news. and it is a beautiful saturday evening. temperatures are still mild in the 50s, even the 60s. 63 in sapt rose -- santa rosa and napa and more warm weather is on the way in the next few days. i'll have your forecast coming up. pg&e is committed to clean energy and part of that commitment
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a smart phone app is now available that has the ability to detect earthquakes. if all goes well, the app could soon be part of a system that warns people when a quake is
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about to hit. kron 4's charles clifford explains. >> as of friday, the my shake app for android phones is available for free to the public. once downloaded and installed, the app uses the phone's accelerometer to quietly listen. they collaborated with the silicon valley innovation center in mountain view to create the app. >> it's pretty close collaboration with the berkeley people. we've been doing this for a few years. >> for now, only collecting data and sending it back to a server for analysis, but one day, it could become the core of a global earthquake detection network. if all goes well, the system will work like this. in the event of an earthquake, the my shake app, which can tel tell the difference between manmade shaking and an actual quake will send a trigger to a server. if that server receives trigger from other smart phones in the same area, the computer can then send out alerts to the surrounding region, possibly giving people a few seconds warning before the earthquake
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reaches them. >> you can get anywhere from several seconds to maybe a minute, depending upon where the epicenter is, and where your phones are. >> because smart phones are so widespread, the system has the potential to be put in place all over the world. >> in countries like nepal or even chili perhaps -- chile perhaps that don't have the financial wherewithal to create a -- >> at the moment, the app is only available for android phones, but the developers say they are working to bring it to apple and microsoft devices, as well. today was unusually warm, and those warm temperatures are sticking around. bryan is back. bryan, with those warm temperatures, do i also have to have my umbrella ready? >> well, not at least for the next couple days. the umbrella, you can put away at least for tomorrow and for monday and tuesday, but by midweek, we have a storm system that's coming, and then the umbrella will need to be -- you'll need to go find it and
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dust it off because we'll have a little bit of rain. here is a live view at the golden gate bridge, and it is really a nice weekend around the bay area. i noticed the traffic all over the place, just very heavy because of -- i'm assuming because of the nice weather we had today chl temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and tomorrow, more of the same. in fact, we could look at some readings getting up into the low 80s in the warmest places. it looks like the best shot for that will be into the north. here is a look at future cast going through the day tomorrow 6789 now, there is a weather system just off to our north, and it is producing a lot of rain, but it's just in the wrong place. should be over california, but instead, it's oregon and washington getting all of this wet weather, and this pattern will remain in place for tomorrow, monday, and tuesday, and eventually by wednesday, the storm track begins to dip back to the south. it's just going to make a brief appearance, come through quickly, and not produce a whole lot of rain, maybe a quarter to a half ifrmg. here is noon tomorrow. there are going to be some low
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clouds at the coast, but we're in this offshore wind pattern where we get winds out of the north and northeast. it's going to push all the low cloudiness off to the ocean leaving behind lots of sunshine. there could be a few wispy high clouds from time to time. otherwise, bik blue skies for the day tomorrow and warm temperatures, records a possibility. better shot for records on monday and tuesday with highs a lot of 70s in our future. now, in the morning, readings in the upper 40s and low 50s to start the day. these temperatures occur right around sunrise, which, by the way, happens to be 7 a.m. so the days are getting longer as we head closer to spring. tomorrow afternoon, mid to upper 70s. notice north bay valleys close to 80 degrees. santa rosa and for napa, and going into the day on monday, even warmer still. offshore winds are going to take the warm weather and push it all the way out to the coast. nice beach weather with 70s right up to the ocean, mid 70s san francisco, and oakland tuesday, perhaps even warmer
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than that. upper 70s and low 80s, but it changes very quickly if that storm system arrives on wednesday. we'll get increasing clouds through the day wednesday. little bit of light rain for the evening. again, not a lot. quarter to a half inch. maybe some gusty winds. and for thursday and friday, we're cooler. upper 50s, low 60s warming up once again into next weekend. brazil's president says the zika virus outbreak will not compromise the upcoming olympics in rio. the president says the country will have considerable success fighting mosquitos that carry the virus. brazil's military and hundreds of thousands of health workers have been mobilized to fight it. experts say the virus that is mostly harmful for newborns is sweeping through parts of latin america. the president hopes today's news will help ease concern for the olympics in rio that start in august. the governor of hawaii has signed an emergency proclamation concerning the zika virus,
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fever, and other mosquito-born illnesses. it's being called a preventative measure and will free up state funds for personnel and resources. officials have made it clear that the proclamation is not to alarm tourists and residents. the release clarifies that no cases of the virus have been found in the state and that it's just to get a head start on the issue. giants fans were in for a treat today. coming up, we'll hear what happened on the field at at&t park. avo: when laquinta.com sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready, ya know what he becomes? client: great proposal! let's talk more over golf. craig: great. client: how about over tennis craig: even better. avo: a game changer! avo: the ready for you alert, only at laquinta.com.
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tesla continues to push the boundaries of what an all-electric car can do. a new feature is getting a lot of buzz. our tech trends reporter gabe got in a tesla to show us what that feature is all about. >> one of the complaints about fully electric cars is they are not fast.
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they don't have a lot of acceleration. not to tesla. it's always been a really fast electric car. now, it's even faster. there's a new feature that will take the car from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds. let's test it out. >> we took tesla to the country away from traffic and buildings so we could fly our quad copter four drone to help capture the aerial view. it was a beautiful day perfect for the fast drive. this ludicrous mode is a setting you turn on. once you have it turned on, whenever the car is at a complete stop, and you press your foot on the gas pedal, it'll do its thing, blasting the car to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds. now, before we did this, i placed a small action video camera pointed forward on the dash. i secured it with heavy tape. it wasn't enough. here is what happened to that camera the first time we tried ludicrous mode. that was way too fast.
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it blew the camera off the dash board. i was not prepared for how fast the takeoff is. here is a look from our drone above, straight on when we activated ludicrous mode. that is fast. and here is the view from behind from our drone as we take off. >> oh, that is crazy fast. >> the tesla model s is now the world's fastest-accelerating four-door vehicle ever built. this feature really pushes forward automotive technology and electric cars. this puts an electric vehicle on par with big engine muscle cars and high end luxury sports cars like ferrari. 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds is faster than most muscle and sporty cars. >> here is quad copter 4, the drone we used in that story. tesla also recently added an autopilot feature that lets the car drive by itself and also a self-parking feature and a neat
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thing called summon, which will bring the car to you on demand. for a closer look at those, look for my tech page on kron4.com or our mobile app. >> and if you'd like to connect with gabe, you can add him on facebook, follow him on twitter or e-mail him at slate@kron4.com. the super bowl is now behind us, and, now, thoughts turn to spring. kron 4's jeff pierce was at at&t park to herald in what everyone hopes will be another championship season. >> san francisco giants fans filled up the field at at&t park for giants fan fest saturday. it was an opportunity to throw a baseball on the field where superstars perform. >> this is amazing. it feels awesome. >> autographs were collected and pictures snapped with the mascot, but the talk is all about this year being the every other year that the team wins it all. >> i'm certainly hoping that there's something to it because
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they've done it every other year for, like, you know, three consecutive years now. >> i mean, you know, it's been working out so it -- why change it now? >> those wh make their living watching the giants were not caught up with the coincidence of history in a sport fraught with superstition. >> you know, i don't buy that. how you go into spring training. >> it's every other year business, it just depends. are you superstitious? you play those mind games? i don't know. for me personally, i think every year is a new -- a new season. >> for the players, the phenomenon of a championship every other year is something they can't escape. >> have we been hearing it a lot? we kind of set the over/under. we set it at 40,000. >> how can you not be attracted to something? i mean, come on. every even year. >> he knows it, and i think he's pretty excited and perceptive. >> hunter pence had his own prognostication. >> prediction is we are going to go hard. >> pitchers and catchers report
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for spring training february 17th. at giants fan fest, jeff pierce, kron 4 news. >> and spring training starts next week for both giants and the a's. for the giants, pitchers and catchers report to skots dale on wednesday, and for the a's, pitchers and catchers report to arizona one week from today. the rest of the players for both teams report to spring training the following week. the world's best surfers came out to catch a wave at the titans of mavericks competition, but it was a local who swam away with a $30,000 prize. the winner is nick lamb from santa cruz. this is video from above the competition yesterday in half-moon bay. this was the first time since 2014 that the premier big wave surfing competition was held. after a sleeper wave injured more than a dozen spectators at maverick's surfing contest near half-moon bay a few years ago, spectators have been barred from lining up along the coast side
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or the bluff to watch, but does that stop them this year? probably you know where this is heading. >> here is stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> people behaving badly. can't say that for surfing contest. a chair. >> let me see. >> no. >> i'm not going to let you put me on tv like that, man. >> you brought a chair? >> i brought a chair thinking there was going to be a contest held for mavericks, and there is no trail access for the -- for the surfing contest, which is kind of like why would you want to have the surf contest if you can't have the public view it. >> people flock from all around to have a look at maverick's up close and personal. oh, wait, not up close and personal. let's just say from a remote bluff. >> it's 20 miles offshore. >> you got by knack lars. >> it's not really 20 miles. i was exaggerating slightly. however, the maverick's people told the public that there is no place to watch, so please watch
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the surfing competition on tv or on the web, and in the bay area, when you tell someone not to do something, that basically means do the exact opposite. and to be honest, i thought that was a bay area thing until i met these two. >> we drove from huntington beach. >> five hours. >> yeah. five hours. >> just to be told we can't be here. >> right. because people got hurt sliding off a cliff four years ago. i mean, give me a break. really? >> well, it wasn't actually from falling off a cliff. it was more like a sleeper wave. i mean, so what? people got wet. oh well. >> and these dudes from san diego. >> i mean, we figured we have an excuse, you know, to be here, cruze up to san francisco, and then, i don't know, work our way down the coast on saturday. >> and to be fair, there were signs posted that read restricted access, no event viewing, which meant you could walk on the trail. you just couldn't stop and spectate, and there lies the problem. people showed up in drones to the point where rangers were trying to keep people moving,
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and that was like trying to stop water from flowing. then we noticed toilet paper on the trees, and we all know what that means. not only were there people on foot, this guy took to the air. the only problem, he entered the restricted air space of the air force station, which also happened to be the command post for local, state, and federal law enforcement. and this guy got half the memo. he was watching on the web, except he was in the restricted area. at maverick's, stanley roberts, kron 4 news. coming up, a dog for adoption dances its way into a family's heart. how the viral video of her dancing helped find her a home.
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take a look at this. this dog is dancing her way into people's hearts. the one-year-old's black and white charmer is fittingly named ginger rogers, and her video is going viral. she's showing off her dance moves after being brought to a florida shelter where she was found roaming the streets, and this story has a happy ending. ginger was seen online by a family with room for the dancing star and adopted her. how cute was that? >> very sweet. i'm not surprised at all that she got adopted. >> i'm sure a lot of dogs were dancing in today's weather. yes. we're not in the dog days of summer quite yet, but it sure feels that way. we are looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, for tomorrow up about 5 to 10 degrees. enjoy. >> nice.
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get that suntan black out. -- block out. >> good idea.
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