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( james ) here's a look at temps this morning... and finally we see a little relief from the heat coming. dave spahr has more. (james) good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm james fletcher. (james)lets get a check of weather this morning... cooling trend starts today for
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most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny
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afternoons. no major hot spots.san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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no major hot spots.san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( james ) our heat wave coverage continues at the alameda county fair where it was downright hot. as kron 4's alecia reid shows us, it was so hot some rides had to shut down for part of the day. the high today was about 104 here in pleasanton, but that didn't stop folks from coming to the fair and walking around. although i must say it was noticably slow when it came to rides.pkgthe sweltering heat kept a lot of people away from the county fair during the day. sweltering hot. it's very very hot out here today visitors did everything they could to stay cool in the steaming temperatures from finding any type of shade, to staying hydrated. it was quite
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the taskwe thought we were gonna die it was so hot. we were in the buildings, we were so hotit was unbearable. we wanted to stay inside the stores, and it's not even like fun in thereit's been really fun, really cool. the water ride has been a lot of fun and also this thing.there was no need to worry about lines in the hot sun. and water rides were a big hit. it helped a lot and especially now that the sun is going downonce it started slipping out of the triple digits, more folks started showing upthis wind helps a lot and now we can go on more rides and not worry about dehydrationone thing that was prety noticable the first day of horse racing was canceled. that normally brings in an additional 7-10 thousand people per day but keeping the animals and jockeys health
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in tact is important. all 230 horses spent the hottest part of the day cooling off in their barns.the horses have been practicing early in the morning, so they come in at 6, and they're off by 10, and tomorrow they'll start at 2:15 standupraces are back tomorrow afternoon ... as for tonight ... i'm told all rides are back in business ... some of them were shut down earlier today because of the excessive heat. ( james ) and now is the time to download the kron four mobile app. you can use it to get your full bay area forecast right down to your neighborhood we will also alert you as breaking news happens. all on the kron-4 mobile app. ( james ) breaking overnight... the apartment fire in london that killed 79 people started in a freezer.
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investigators just releasing that information this morning. they also say that insulation and tiles that were recovered from the scene failed safety tests. police say all of the bodies have been removed from the building. and now authorities say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in connection to the fire. ( james ) a home invasion robbery in the east bay ended with the homeowner shooting and killing two burglars. and now neighbors tell kron 4 that surveillance video proves a third person was involved in the crime and is still on the loose. kron4's ella sogomonian has the details. sot: reggie nichols, neighbor//"i think he defended himself with what he had to do. it was either going to be him or them."a brentwood homeowner shot and killed two men wearing masks after birch street neighbors say the robbers burst into his garage demanding he open a safe. police say the victim acted in self defense and has not been charged. sot: reggie nichols, neighbor//"they forced him to open the safe and i guess they just wasn't watching him close enough because he said as soon as they did he just started
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shooting at them."it happened between this white truck and the driveway just before midnight wednesday.police didn't identify the suspects only describing the men as antioch residents in their 30's.saying one of the two had a gun.sot: rich sherman, brentwood resident//"i was shocked because that doesn't happen here. it just doesn't happen. "a woman who says she rents a room in the home shared a worrisome thought off camera saying she was supposed to be there that night with her girlfriends. neighbors's surveillence cameras captured the aftermath pointing to one of the suspects lying in of the street still in a mask. sot: reggie nichols, neighbor//"it looked like he had made it out of a t-shirt. and cut the eyes and the nose and the mouth out. he had on gloves, a hoodie and a jacket. and he was bleeding out of his mouth, they were all wearing masks."people here suspect there may have been two more involved that drove off in a getaway car.sot: reggie nichols, neighbor//"they went slow enough for me to tell what was going on. then they went toward the guy in the street. then they accelerated and went through the stop signs. once they did that i knew they were involved."that information hasn't been confirmed by police. ( james ) bart commuters
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get ready to pay more to ride. the bart board voted and passed new fare increases starting in january next year, all fares will go up by nearly 3 percent. and there will be a 50-cent surcharge on paper tickets. the discount for youth riders ages 5 to twelve is dipping slightly. but there's a new fifty percent discount for riders 13 to 18. bart also passed a resolution declaring trains a safe space for everyone regardless of immigration status. they stopped short of calling it a sanctuary. and in a narrow decision the board repealed the "seat hog" ordinance which would have banned riders from taking up more than one seat. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... tragedy strikes a bay area family after a teen falls to her death in san francisco. fire officials say, the girl fell at least 50 feet into the water near the legion of honor near lands end. kron 4's hermela aregawi has latest. a scenic stroll turned nightmare.tonight - family and
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friends are mouring the loss of a 17 year old girl.she died after falling off along the coast near outer richmond. denise newman/battalion chief, san franscisco fire dept: we got a call around 620 this evening of a possible young female that had fallen off the cliff or had slipped and fallen down over the cliff near land's end right near the legion of honor so we responded and got as close as we could to see if we can locate the victim. it's very hot because there's a lot of terrain. beach patrol rushed the unconscious victim to china beach.officials say they were able to get her there in three minutes.but weren't able to resusciate her.firefighters say they get a lot of these calls this time of year because of tourists and because school is out.denise newman/battalion chief, san franscisco fire dept: either people don't stay on the path or they get too close to the edge and don't realize how dangerous it really is as we can see with this young victim. so we recommend that you stay on the path as much as you want to see the scenery they are there for a reason.
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and they can be extremely dangerous. and basically lethal (james) coming up... (james)(james) coming up... several homes come dangerously close to catching fire. how a car fire nearly caused them to go up in flames. and... more trouble for uber. why they are now sharing driver information.(rebecca) and after the break... a cool down could be coming. details next. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge who are these people?
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. ( james ) here's a look at
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temps this morning... and finally we see a little relief from the heat coming. dave spahr has more. (james) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the
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overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) all lanes of interstate- 80 are back open after a major fire in vallejo. it all started with a car fire that spread to some nearby brush. the flames coming very close to a
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neighborhood. kron 4's charles clifford talked to people who watched the flames creep towards their homes. natsthursday afternoon, ahmed mangel was visiting his mother here in the glen cove neighborhood of vallejo when saw smoke and heard an explosion on interstate 80 down the hill behind her house. sot
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in all, four homes suffered minor fire damage. fortunately, there were no injuries. ahmed is relieved that everyone is ok. sot
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addresses and driver's license numbers. uber had argued the information was protected by a driver's right to privacy. but the city says drivers who benefit from city services need to pay their fair share of taxes. ( james ) the senate has released it's version of the obamacare replacement bill. the bill was largely hammered out behind closed doors.. and now at least four gop senators are saying they will not support the bill in its current form. republicans can only afford to have two republican senators not vote for the bill without the support of democrats. reporter scott mclean has what the bill would mean for the future of healthcare. pres. donald trump: i hope we're going to surprise you with a really good plan.after weeks behind closed doors, republicans finally released their health care bill. surprising, for some. a good plan? that's up for debate. sot pres. donald trump: we're putting in a plan today that's going to be negotiated. the closely-guarded draft was released just a week before republicans hope to pass it. sen. mitch mcconnell/-r
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majority leader: it's time to act because obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class. -- the bill would phase out medicaid expansion starting in 2021 -- a year "later" than the house bill. it would repeal the individual mandate to actually buy health insurance, repeal obamacare taxes on the wealthy, and defund planned parenthood for one year.republicans can only afford to lose two votes -- since no democrats are expected to support the bill. sen. chuck schumer/-d- minority leader: this bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing.the bill does not include the controversial house proposal that would allow states to decide on protections for people with pre-existing conditions. but... it does allow for a "new" set of waivers that "could" eliminate essential health benefits. majority leader mitch mcconnell is trying to get both moderates and conservatives on board.... with a very ambitious timeline. but it won't be easy.. even with some republicans... sen. ron johnson/ -r- wisconsin: i can't imagine, quite honestly, that i'd have the information to evaluate and justify a yes vote just within just a week. several senators already
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promising to oppose the bill in its current form..sen. rand paul/-r- kentucky: we need to negotiate over what's good, what's bad and what we can get into the bill to make it better. in washington, i'm scott mclean. ( james ) and in response to the new health care proposal... former president barrack obama posted a scathing statement on facebook... refrencing the quote "fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation." ( james ) we also have reaction from california's democratic senators. senator kamala harris tweeted: the gop released their health care bill today. let me be blunt: it's worse than we thought. and senator dianne feinstein tweeted: it's clear now why senate republicans kept the health care bill secret. it does nothing to improve health care in america! (james) coming up... san franisco police officers are again pushing to be allowed to use tasers. why some think its not a good idea. (robin) and after the break... you'll never guess who is getting a star on
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the hollywood walk of fame. that and more on today's hollywood minute.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. (robin @ landing) i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... a beloved character actor gets a leading role, a singer sets a record, and a look at who's getting a star on the hollywood walk of fame next year! david daniel has all that in the hollywood minute. "have you ever heard of the western appreciation guild? they want to give you a lifetime achievement award." "lifetime, huh?"veteran actor sam elliott takes center stage for a change in "the hero," now playing in limited
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release. if his character seems somewhat familiar, it's because writer-director brett haley wrote the film specifcially for elliott. "having something written with me in mind was not something that's happened to me before." "i'm nothin' without all of you.""i'm happy to welcome you here for the annual announcement of our walk of fame inductees."next year's hollywood walk of fame class includes some appropriately big names! "star wars" legend mark hamill and oscar winner jennifer lawrence are among the motion picture honorees... t-v "wonder woman" lynda carter and "empire" star taraji p. henson top the small screen list... music honorees include harry connick junior, snoop dogg, carrie underwood, and "weird al" yankovic... and for live theater, "hamilton" creator and star lin-manuel miranda.(singing) "and you're gonna hear me roar..."she doesn't have a walk of fame star -- yet -- but katy perry has made music history! "roar" has hit diamond status, with 10-million song sales and streams... making perry the first-ever triple diamond
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artist. her songs "dark horse" and "firework" also hit the 10- million mark. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (james) coming up... a man is in hot water for touching an endangered flower. why the conservatory is inviting the man back.(rebecca) and after the break. a look at the cool down next. and here's a live look outside...san mateo
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( james ) here's a look at temps this morning... and finally we see a little relief
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from the heat coming. dave spahr has more. (james) now lets get a check of weather and traffic. cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more
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extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. golden gate bridge drive time less than 30
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min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james ) stay on top of the heat wave with the kron-4 mobile app. you can track temperatures in your neighborhood.... plus -- get notified when breaking news happens in your area. ( james ) police cite a motorcyclist for reckless driving after he drove through a group of protestors in san francisco. this is video
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of the incident, which happened wednesday in front of the city's federal building. a group of people were protesting the republican health care bill and, at one point, laid down in the middle of the street. that's when the motorcyclist drove through the crowd. he then turned around and apparently tried to do it again... but was stopped by police. luckily, no one was hurt. ( james ) there is a new push by san francisco police to give officers tasers. but ánotá everyone thinks that is a good idea. kron4's dan kerman shows us why this issue is so controversial. (dan kerman)it's been suggested that mario woods may not have been shot and killed by san francisco police had they had the option of using a taser while we'll never know if that's true tasers are back on the table in san franciscosot cmdr peter walsh/san francisco police 12-24what we want to lower is a place where we can use deadly force when someone has an edge weapons and blunt objects, if we have an opportunity to deploy a device like a taser as opposed to going right to a firearm, the potential to save lives is there. the san francisco
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police department is before the police commission suggesting these two types of tasers be given to officers so they have an additional less lethal optionsot recently san francisco became the only metropolitan police department to no have tasers 4the san francisco police officers association has long been a supporter of tasers and points out in its review of the sfpd, the u.s. department of justice recommended the city "should strongly consider deploying" taserssot sean perdomo, sf police officers association 103-110in having an extra item like a taser can help and assist us in deescalating situations so we wont have to use force.but opponents point out that tasers are force and can be lethalsotplenty of police can do their job with out a taserkaren fleshmen is with san franciscans for police accountabilitysot karen fleshmen/ san franciscans for police accountability 123-134
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who is sfpd being called to serve, a lot of our homeless and mentally ill , people with health problems and we don't want sfpd to come in and tase these people when they are in that situationultimately the decisions lies with the san francisco police commissionsot dr. joe marshall/sf police commissioner 143-153right now its gathering all the information all the facts talking to the experts and getting lots of community input about how they feel about it pro or con and we'll bring that all back to the commission and probably not right away,, but we'll make a decision. ( james ) an unusual video getting a lot of buzz this morning... this after man at the conservatory of flowers in san francisco touched the large and rare "corpse flower".... repeatedly. he was caught on facility's live stream. you can see
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the man for yourself here. ignoring the do not touch signs. the corpse flower is a large flower that smells like rotten flesh. at one point the person he's with even snaps a photo as he pulls on the rare plant. while some people online are very upset about the whole thing. we talked to the conservatory who say they'd like the person to come visit again.
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has now confirmed no tapes exist of his conversations with former fbi director james comey. what this now means for the white house. and here's a live look outside... embarcadero.
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by sunny afternoons. ( james ) on one of the hottest days of the year, many people made their way to beaches to cool off. but as kron 4's stanely roberts shows us, hot weather doesn't stop people from behaving badly. when taking a selfie, it's
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important to locate the highest point to take said selfie nats: ambiance unless the spot you picked had been designated as a dangerous area and hiking and climbing is prohibited and no two people are not safer than one .. it just means there are more people to rescue nats ambiance when the weather heats up, people often head as far west as humanly possible im at pacifica state beach in the well the city of pacifica the only beach i know with its own taco bell some of the beach guidelines are posted before you hit the sand . but we all know signs in the bay area don't mean much.this is robert and he is picking up items off the beach. i was wondering what it was so i asked him what do you have here .. just plastic bits on the beach that ah birds and fish eat they think it's food . then it cause a fullness feeling in their stomach they don't eat and they die so how does it get on the beach? how
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does it get on the beach people just not picking it up after themselves and robert is correct; when i walked on the beach i found cups and broken glass and sand don't mixhere a case of empty bud light cans just left here for someone else to clean up . nats ambiance also, dogs are permitted but they are required to be on a leash . which means the leash must be on the dog and you attached to said leash in fact over near the pacifica pier, another sign reading no glass containers and dogs on leash . guess what. glass containers and dogs off leash .again my concern was more about the trash robert had a very good suggestion if you pick up just three pieces litter every time you surf your doing a favor not only if you surf if you plan on beating the heat at the beach . enjoy the beach but pack in and pack out leave nothing but nature behindoh and never turn your back against ocean . i make sure i clean up after
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my self (you are one of the few i don't want to get caught behaving badly you have a good day in pacifica stanley roberts kron 4 news ( james ) and here's a live look outside...san mateo (james) welcome back to
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the kron 4 morning news. here is a look at the major headlines before you head out the door this morning.... a 16-year-old girl is dead after falling off a cliff in san francisco. it happened yesterday near the legion of honor museum at land's end. fire crews say the rough terrain made it difficult to find her after she fell off a cliff at lands end. after
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finding her they transported her to china beach where she later died. after losing a court battle... ride sharing company uber must now turn over information about its local drivers. san francisco's treasurer wants that data to see if uber drivers are complying with the business registration requirement. the city wants driver names, business addresses and driver's license numbers. uber had argued the information was protected by a driver's right to privacy. but the city says drivers who benefit from city services need to pay their fair share of taxes. and even though temperatures are cooling down a little... fires are still a concern all around the bay area. all lanes of interstate 80 are back open in vallejo this morning after a car fire that spread to nearby brush. the fire burned close to a neighborhood. fire crews had the fire out by around 3:00 yesterday afternoon.
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four homes suffered minor damage but nobody was injured. (james) here is a live look outside from our golden gate bridge camera.... (james) meteorologist anny hong has what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable
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temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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no major hot spots. an mateo
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bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. ( james ) the hot weather continuing to put a strain on p-g-and-e. there has been near record breaking electricity usage in california. all this week... we have seen the high temperatures causing power outages all over the bay area.
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p-g-and-e says, a primary issue is transformers succumbing to the heat.
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whether or not there are recordings of his conversation with james comey. and now he confirmed there are no tapes. scott mclean has the latest from washington. "oh you're gonna be very disappointed when you hear the answer"tapes... or no tapes... that's the question raised by president donald trump more than a month ago when he tweeted "james comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" the tweet was about the fbi director who trump had just fired. comey testified under oath that trump told him he hoped he could let go of the michael flynn investigation -- something trump denies. trump's tweet raised a number of questions-and until now the white house never clearly answered if the private oval office encounter was tapedsean spicer/white house press secretary: "the president has nothing further to add on that//when he's ready to to make that announcement, we'll let you know" comey himself said tapes would confirm his version of events james
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comey/fmr. fbi director: "i've seen the tweet about tapes. lordy, i hope there are tapes"but today trump tweeted in part " i have no idea... ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with james comey, but i did not make, and do not have, any such recordings." republicans hope trump has learned a lessonsen. lindsey graham/-r- south carolina: "i think he'll learn that words matter"sen. james lankford/-r- oklahoma: "it distracts everybody prosecute priorities. i'd like to remain more clear and move on." but the top democrat on the house intel committee adam schiff is not quite ready to move on. rep. adam schiff/-d- intel committee: "the president hasn't explained why, if there were never tapes why he made that suggestion to begin with. was he trying to intimidate james comey"schiff has asked the white house to confirm by the end of the week that no one made tapes in washington, im scott mclean. (james) coming up on the kron four morning news... tom brady has found a new training partner across the world. who he's working with now, next. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge who are these people?
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. stalled big rig sb 17 at the summit, slow through the scene. ( james ) super bowl champion tom brady is making the most of his offseason. take a look at this... the five time superbowl champion is taking some time to train with japan's top sumo wrestler's. brady is in tokyo as part of his promotional tour in asia.
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no word whether -- brady will be adding sumo wresting to his offseason training regime. (james) coming up... pride weekend is set to begin. how the city is preparing for the festivities. and... even as temperatures are start to fall fire concern across the bay area continue. how one fire came close to people's home and relief from the heat today. how long it's expected to last. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 maze to sf. sb 17 at the summit, slow scene. ( james ) super bowl champion tom brady is m
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bay area cliff. the warning firefighters have for people this morning. ( rebecca ) and the heat wave continues. i will let you know how hot it is going to be in your neighborhood. ( james ) good morning i'm james fletcher.( mark ) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the
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overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. ( james ) our top story... the heat. happening today... organizers expect things to be back to normal at the alameda county fair. several of the rides were shut down during the day yesterday because of the heat. it was over 100 degrees in pleasanton. the rides reopened in the evening after it cooled off. horse races are also expected to resume after they were canceled. the horses spent the day cooling off in the barns. the fair runs until july 9th.
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( mark ) and even though temperatures are cooling down a little... fires are still a concern all around the bay area. all lanes of interstate 80 are back open in vallejo this morning after a car fire that spread to nearby brush. the fire burned close to a neighborhood. four homes had minor damage but nobody was injured. ( mark ) the hot weather is continuing to put a strain on p-g-and-e. the utility company says there has been near record breaking electricity usage in california... with people turning on their air conditioner to stay cool. all this week we have seen the high temperatures causing power outages all over the bay area. p-g-and-e says a primary issue is transformers blowing because of the heat. the utility is offering tips to ease the strain on power grids and save you money at the same time. first... set your thermostat at 78 degrees when your home and 85 degrees when you are away. p-g-and-e says that setting your thermostat 5 degrees higher can save you 10 percent on cooling costs. if you
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turn on your ceiling fan... you can raise your thermostat four degrees without sacrificing comfort. shut your windows and shades to keep cool air in the house. and avoid using an electric oven... instead they suggest using the stove or grilling outside on hot days. . ( mark ) and you can stay on top of the heat wave with the kron-4 mobile app. you can track temperatures in your neighborhood.... plus -- get notified when breaking news happens in your area. ( james ) a 16-year-old girl has died after falling off a cliff in san francisco. this is video of the rescue efforts last night. it happened near the legion of honor museum at around 6:30. fire crews say the rough terrain made it difficult to find her after she fell off a cliff at lands end. after finding her they transported her to china beach where she later died. firefighters say they get a lot of these calls in that area this time of year because of tourists and now that school is out.
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more people were involved in this crime. the two people killed have not been identified. ( james ) happening now...some streets in san francisco are closed as organizers put the finishing touches on the pride celebrations set for this weekend.( mark ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at san francisco city hall this morning with more on what you can expect if you are planning on attending the festivities. lydia. ( lydia )(lydia live)there's a lot going on here...you can see city hall is lit up with rainbow colors and there are already crews here setting up....also, part of polk street near city hall is also closed off.(take vo)here's video of last years pride celebration.security measures put in place at last year's pride celebrations following the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando will remain in place this year.attendees should expect to be screened by walk-through metal detectors or handheld "wands" and be subject to searches. (sidebar)no bags larger than 18 by 18 inches will be allowed, and all bags are subject to search. no outside alcohol will be
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allowed inside and possession of open containers or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on city streets. inside the event area, alcohol will be available for purchase with valid identification. police will step up the number of both uniformed and plainclothes officers at events throughout the weekend including sunday's parade, which starts at 10:30 a.m. pride-goers are also strongly urged to take public transit to and from events wherever possible. both muni and caltrain will provide additional service on sunday for the parade.reporting live in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( james ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) now we want to go to robin winston who is in the traffic center with a look at sunday's parade route and the road closures in affect this morning. robin. ( robin ) here is the
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route. it will start at market and beale and head down market street to the corner of market and 8th. it will start at 10:30 sunday morning. and there are several road closures that are already in effect this morning. here are the road closures you need to be aware of this morning. right now fulton is closed between hyde and larkin. grove is closed between polk and larkin. and later today more closures will go into affect on grove larkin and polk. over all there will be dozens of streets closed along the parade route and around civic center plaza. for a complete list you can head to our website at kron 4 dot com. and definitly consider bart or muni instead of driving in back to you. ( james ) after weeks of
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closed door sessions... the senate republicans have unveiled their healthcare bill. senate leader mitch mcconnell is pushing for a speedy vote, but republicans can only lose two votes and still be able to pass the bill. the bill would cut and redesign the medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. it would also erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped obama's law expand coverage by roughly 20 million americans. right now, rand paul, ted cruz, mike lee, and ron johnson say they can't support the bill in its current form... but they are open to negotiation. ( james ) the white house says they plan to play a role in the discussions. but there will be little time for negotiation because republican leaders want to vote on the bill by the fourth of july.
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( mark ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... the cost of riding bart is about to go up. how much it will cost you if you don't have a clipper card. and later... the san francisco police department is considering a new way to solve hostile situations without using their guns... but not everybody thinks its a good idea. and after the break... bay area animals dealing with the heat. how the oakland zoo is keeping its animals cool.( rebecca ) and i will check your bay area forecast coming up ( robin ) and i am tracking you commute after the break. .
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ice is a popular commodity in this heat wave.. and the animals at the oakland zoo got to enjoy hundreds of pounds of it. the baboons were fascinated with the
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ice... digging through ice chunks to find some treats. the river otters got to play with an ice cake which zoo keepers say were filled with treats. ( mark ) ( james ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast with james fletcher. cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the
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overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons. no major hot spots. san no major hot spots. san mateo
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bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf.
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( james ) the remnants of tropical storm cindy is moving north after making landfall in the gulf coast. it is still bringing heavy rain and winds and even though it is weakening... and still caused a lot of damage, too. take a look at the damage done in alabama. three people were taken to the hospital with injuries after the storm hit that state. flooding is
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still a concern for the next several days all across the south. some places received as much as 15 inches of rain between yesterday and this morning. ( mark ) some bart riders will soon pay more ... if they do not use a clipper card. starting in january of next year, bart will be charging a 50-cent surcharge for people who buy a paper ticket. there will also be a nearly three percent fare increase for everyone. that increase is based on inflation. and -- the youth discount is being lowered to fifty- percent -- which will extend to riders age five- to- 18. the bart board has also repealed the controversial bart "seat hog" ordinance. it would have prohibited riders from taking up more than one seat. the bart board of directors also passed a resolution making bart a "sanctuary" transit system... meaning that people cannot be detained for immigration-related related causes while on bart. ( james ) police cite a motorcyclist for reckless driving after he drove through a group of protestors in san
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francisco. this is video of the incident, which happened wednesday in front of the city's federal building. a group of people were protesting the republican health care bill and, at one point, laid down in the middle of the street. that's when the motorcyclist drove through the crowd. he then turned around and apparently tried to do it again... but was stopped by police. luckily, no one was hurt. ( mark ) there is a new push by san francisco police to give officers tasers. but ánotá everyone thinks that is a good idea.( james ) kron4's dan kerman has the details. (dan kerman)it's been suggested that mario woods may not have been shot and killed by san francisco police had they had the option of using a taser while we'll never know if that's true tasers are back on the table in san franciscosot cmdr peter walsh/san francisco police 12-24what we want to lower is a place where we can use deadly force when someone has an edge weapons and blunt objects, if we have an opportunity to deploy a device like a taser as opposed to going right to a firearm, the potential to save lives is
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there. the san francisco police department is before the police commission suggesting these two types of tasers be given to officers so they have an additional less lethal optionsot recently san francisco became the only metropolitan police department to no have tasers 4the san francisco police officers association has long been a supporter of tasers and points out in its review of the sfpd, the u.s. department of justice recommended the city "should strongly consider deploying" taserssot sean perdomo, sf police officers association 103-110in having an extra item like a taser can help and assist us in deescalating situations so we wont have to use force.but opponents point out that tasers are force and can be lethalsotplenty of police can do their job with out a taserkaren fleshmen is with san franciscans for police accountabilitysot karen fleshmen/ san franciscans for police accountability 123-134 who is sfpd being called to serve, a lot of our homeless and mentally ill , people with
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health problems and we don't want sfpd to come in and tase these people when they are in that situationultimately the decisions lies with the san francisco police commissionsot dr. joe marshall/sf police commissioner 143-153right now its gathering all the information all the facts talking to the experts and getting lots of community input about how they feel about it pro or con and we'll bring that all back to the commission and probably not right away,, but we'll make a decision. ( james )( james ) ( james ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... two banks robbed in the east bay and the thief is still on the loose. we will show you the new surveillance pictures police just released this morning. and next... the warriors make a move in the n-b-a draft. see who they selected to help them repeat as n-b-a champions.
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and here's a live look outside... bay bridge. handballer 1: you know what i could go for? scrambled eggs and pancakes. crave van! jack: hey, guys. try my jumbo breakfast platter with sausage or bacon, plus 8 mini pancakes, eggs and a hash brown for just $2.99. you crave it. we serve it. crave van!
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handballer 1: you know what i scrambled eggs and pancakes. crave van! jack: hey, guys. try my jumbo breakfast platter with sausage or bacon, plus 8 mini pancakes, eggs and a hash brown for just $2.99. you crave it. we serve it. crave van! no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. stalled big rig sb 17 at the summit.
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( james ) now to bay area basketball... the warriors did not have a pick in the nba draft.( mark ) but the champs bought a pick from the bulls. and with that pick they selected jordan bell from oregon. golden state paid 3.5 million dollars to chicago to draft bell with the 38th overall pick. the former oregon duck was the pac 12 defensive player of the year. he's considered to be one of the best rim protectors in this draft class. the warriors made a similar move last year when they bought the 38th pick and used it to select patrick mccaw from u- n-l-v ( james ) now to bay area baseball... it's been a tough road trip for the giants. ( mark ) they have lost 8 of 9 games heading into the series finale against the braves. after falling behind early the giants made it interesting in the 9th. kelby tomlinson reaches on a fielder's choice, everyone is
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safe the giants only down by 2 hunter pence with a chance to drive in the tying run at second...but he grounds out to end the game braves win 12-11. the giants lose despite hitting three home runs. the giants are back home tonight to take on the mets. first pitch is set for 7:15 ( james ) over at the coliseum a's taking on the astros. in the first inning jesse hanh hits george springer... forcing him to leave the game. things got worse in the second for hahn as houston would score eight runs in the inning making it ten-nothing astros oakland scored 6 runs in the eighth. but astros hang on to win 12-9. the a's are in chicago tonight to take on the white sox. first pitch is set for 5:10. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... a big nascar race is coming to
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the bay area. how it could impact your weekend travel plans.( rebecca ) your bay area forecast is next.
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( darya ) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a
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return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. stalled big rig sb 17 at the summit.no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. stalled big rig sb 17 at the summit. ( mark ) the heat wave hitting california is being blamed for at least six deaths. two of those deaths
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happened in santa clara... three in ( mark ) the heat wave hitting california is being blamed for at least six deaths. two of those deaths happened in santa clara... three in sacramento and now a father in bakersfield. that man died after running a race in 109- degree heat on tuesday. benjamin greene was a well known criminal defense attorney in the area. witnesses say there was no medical staff at the race despite the hot temperatures. ( james ) and the scorching temperatures have been causing problems for bay area drivers. the heat wave has led many drivers to take their cars into auto repair workshops for several weeks now. one of the biggest demands from drivers is to have mechanics fix their air conditioning. and this means more business for bay area auto shop owners.
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( james ) with the business rush coming in ... many mechanics say they are at least 3-days behind on work and business has jumped at least 25-percent. ( james ) and you can stay on top of the heat wave with the kron-4 mobile app. you can track temperatures in your neighborhood.... plus -- get notified when breaking news happens in your area. ( mark ) police in the east bay say this man robbed two banks in san pablo this month. one of the robberies happened on tuesday at the citibank in the san pablo towne center. the other happened almost two weeks ago at the chase bank on san pablo avenue. in both cases....police say the same man demanded cash and said he had a gun. the robber has distinctive tattoos. one of lips on his neck and another of praying hands on his left shoulder. ( mark ) happening now...
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a warning for people in the north bay about a debt collection scam. the sonoma county district attorney's office says people have been receiving fake debt collection letters form the higher balance institute. the letters threaten legal action that includes filing liens against property and additional penalties if the recipient of the letter contacts police. a representative from the higher balance institute says the letters are fake and that this has been going on for about three weeks. ( james ) this weekend... if you are traveling through the north bay expect major traffic delays on highway 37 and 121. traffic is expected to be longer than usual because of the nascar race at the sonoma raceway. nascar's top drivers are in town this week for the toyota/save mart 350....happening this sunday. some of the drivers were in the city yesterday for a luncheon looking ahead to the event. among them-- reigning daytona 500 winner kurt busch.
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atmosphere of the track with watching our big heavy stock cars go up the hills, down the hills. left turns, right turns shifting gears and there's always great racing action in all the corners of the race track."> ( james ) the race starts at noon on sunday and the gates open at 7 a-m but there are practices and qualifying today and tomorrow... so you should expect heavy traffic in the area all weekend long. ( mark ) happening today... the san jose man accused of beating a c-h-p officer in solano county will make his first court appearance. gary coslovich is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. coslovich was stopped by police on interstate 80 on saturday morning. when the officer approached his car... police say he jumped out and started punching and kicking the officer. several good samaritans came to her rescue. coslovich is being held on one million dollars bail. ( mark ) california is expanding its own travel ban.
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north carolina... kansas... mississippi and tennessee are already on the list. the state attorney general has now added texas, alabama, south dakota and kentucky. this means the state will not pay for employees to travel those states. california's attorney general says those states have laws which discriminate against people who are l-g-b-t. ( james ) breaking overnight... the apartment fire in london that killed 79 people started in a freezer. investigators just releasing that information this morning. they also say that insulation and tiles that were recovered from the scene failed safety tests. police say all of the bodies have been removed from the building. and now authorities say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in connection to the fire. ( james ) house democratic leader nancy pelosi is now facing sharp criticism within her own party about whether she is capable of leading them. this comes after the democrats lost a special election in georgia. pelosi says she is confident in the support she has.
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but some democrats in the house are not pleased with her leadership. some of them held a closed door session yesterday to discuss the issue. pelosi spoke out about the calls for her to step aside: ( james ) president trump says he hopes pelosi stays hinting that they are weaker under her control. ( mark ) president trump has confirmed he did not record his conversations with fired f-b-i director james comey. this comes after the president tweeted over a month ago about the possibility. he also says that he doesn't know if tapes do exist of their conversations. comey testified under oath that tapes would confirm his version of events about a meeting with the president in the white house. house republicans say they hope this now ends the matter. but democrat adam schiff who sits on the house senate committee isn't satisfied.
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( mark ) several federal agencies including the secret service say they have no files from a white house recording system. ( mark ) coming up on the kron four morning news... see how comedian bill cosby wants to use his experience with his recent rape trial to help educate young people, and later... a big change to housing prices in the bay area. see the cheapest and most expensive places to live. and after the break... see which bay area native will soon be getting a star on the hollywood walk of fame. and here's a live look outside...bay bridge.
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lawrence as the motion picture honorees at next year's ceremony.( james ) t-v's "wonder woman" lynda carter and "empire" star taraji p. henson will represent the television honorees.( mark ) and the music honorees will include carrie underwood... snoop dog... and "weird al" yankovic. ( james ) happening today... space x will attempt to launch a rocket from cape canaveral, florida. the launch... which will happen just after 11:00 this morning...will be the second attempt by space-x to use a booster rocket that was used in a previous launch.( mark ) after the launch the booster rocket will try and land on a ship off the coast of florida. space x will then try another launch on sunday from vandenberg air force base here in california. ( mark ) and here are some of the stories we are working on for the kron four morning news at six... a teenager is accidentally shot and killed by police. we'll show you what caused the officers to fire their guns.( james ) plus... more trouble for uber... hear what a woman is accusing an uber driver of doing during her ride.( mark ) and... we'll show you why this brand of car seat can put your
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infant in danger. (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break. (vo) gentlemen,
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look at the top stories we're following this morning... a 16-year-old girl has died after falling off a cliff in san francisco. it happened
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near the legion of honor museum. fire crews say the rough terrain made it difficult to find her after she fell off a cliff at lands end.( james ) a home invasion turns deadly after the homeowner shoots and kills two robbers in brentwood. neighbors tell kron four they have surveillance video that shows more people were involved in the crime and are still on the loose. neighbors say the robbers burst into his garage demanding he open a safe. that's when the homeowner shot and killed the two men.( mark ) also... happening this weekend it's the pride parade in san francisco. the celebration at civic center plaza is from noon to 6 p.m. on saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on sunday the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on sunday and runs along market street from beale to 8th streets. ( mark )( darya )( robin ) checking bay area roads before you head out the door.. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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( mark ) bay area home prices have set another all- time high. according to corelogic... the median price for the area is now 755- thousand dollars. that is for all nine counties in the region. it is an increase of a little over seven-percent from the same time last year. but the prices also depend on where you look. if you are in contra costa county, the median is 575-thousand dollars. alameda county... it rises to 732-thousand... but still below the regional median. santa clara county is 940-thousand dollars. and san mateo county the median isone-point-two million
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dollars. ( james ) comedian bill cosby says he wants to hold a series of town hall meetings to educate young people on sexual assault. according to his publicists - cosby wants to get back to work. the announcement comes less than a week after cosby's rape trial ended in a mistrial. cosby's publicists did not say what the town halls would entail or where they would be held. ( james ) on one of the hottest days of the year, many people made their way to beaches to cool off.( mark ) but as kron 4's stanely roberts shows us, hot weather doesn't stop people from behaving badly. when taking a selfie, it's important to locate the highest point to take said selfie nats: ambiance unless the spot you picked had been designated as a dangerous area and hiking and climbing is prohibited and no two people are not safer than one .. it
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just means there are more people to rescue nats ambiance when the weather heats up, people often head as far west as humanly possible im at pacifica state beach in the well the city of pacifica the only beach i know with its own taco bell some of the beach guidelines are posted before you hit the sand . but we all know signs in the bay area don't mean much.this is robert and he is picking up items off the beach. i was wondering what it was so i asked him what do you have here .. just plastic bits on the beach that ah birds and fish eat they think it's food . then it cause a fullness feeling in their stomach they don't eat and they die so how does it get on the beach? how does it get on the beach people just not picking it up after themselves and robert is correct; when i walked on the beach i found cups and broken glass and sand don't mixhere a case of empty bud light cans just left here for someone else to clean up . nats ambiance also, dogs are permitted but they are required to be on a leash .
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which means the leash must be on the dog and you attached to said leash in fact over near the pacifica pier, another sign reading no glass containers and dogs on leash . guess what. glass containers and dogs off leash .again my concern was more about the trash robert had a very good suggestion if you pick up just three pieces litter every time you surf your doing a favor not only if you surf if you plan on beating the heat at the beach . enjoy the beach but pack in and pack out leave nothing but nature behindoh and never turn your back against ocean . i make sure i clean up after my self (you are one of the few i don't want to get caught behaving badly you have a good day in pacifica stanley roberts kron 4 news ( james ) coming up on the kron four morning news... new details about a deadly shooting in the east bay. coming up at six hear why a
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man says he was forced to open fire and after the break... only one new movie hitting theaters this weekend. what you can expect from the newest transformers movie. this is what i make...
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honey bunches of oats. it's crispy sweetened flakes, plus crunchy granola clusters, plus a touch of honey. it is 'mmmm', is good! it all adds up to a mouthful of joy. honey bunches of oats. have you tried it yet? so we got our new he washing machine but it took forever turns out it wasn't the machine, it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean. now we get way cleaner clothes way faster he turbo clean. 6x the cleaning power in 1/2 the time ( robin )
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. a stall sb 17 at the summit blocking both lanes. ( james ) only one ( james ) ( james ) only one movie opens this weekend. but it is set to knock "cars-three"
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from the top spot in the box office.( mark ) david daniel has a preview. "a thousand years, we've kept it hidden." (nat) "the secret history of transformers -- here, on earth." "transformers: the last knight" is the fifth movie about the shape-shifting alien robots. and with a reported 217-million-dollar budget -- before marketing -- the franchise is looking to go out with a bang, opening on wednesday for a five-day debut weekend. but first-day ticket sales were softer than expected, so analysts who originally forecast 70-to-75 million dollars between wednesday and sunday are dialing back their estimates to the mid-60-million range. by the way, critics hate the movie, but that's never hurt a "transformers" film at the box office before. "so is this a kidnapping or her first transformers experience?" "well, it's both, really." in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( james ) coming up in the
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next hour... we are just days away from the big pride parade in san francisco. the roads that are closed this morning that could impact your commute. and the heat still causing problems for p- g-and-e. we have tips to help you conserve energy and save money during the hot summer. and we continue to monitor the heat in the bay area. a little relief on the way. rebecca strom will let you know where the temperatures will be the hottest. today, we're out here with some big news about type 2 diabetes. you have type 2 diabetes, right? yes. so let me ask you this... how does diabetes affect your heart? it doesn't, does it? actually, it does. type 2 diabetes can make you twice as likely to die from a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack or stroke.
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and with heart disease, your risk is even higher. you didn't know that. no. yeah. but, wait, there's good news for adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jardiance is the only type 2 diabetes pill with a lifesaving cardiovascular benefit. jardiance is proven to both significantly reduce the chance of dying from a cardiovascular event in adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease and lower your a1c. jardiance can cause serious side effects including dehydration. this may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, or lightheaded, or weak upon standing. ketoacidosis is a serious side effect that may be fatal. symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing. stop taking jardiance and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of ketoacidosis or an allergic reaction. symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, swelling, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. do not take jardiance if you are on dialysis or have severe kidney problems. other side effects are sudden kidney problems, genital yeast infections, increased bad cholesterol, and urinary tract infections, which may be serious. taking jardiance with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar.
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tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you have any medical conditions. so now that you know all that, what do you think? that it's time to think about jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. and get to the heart of what matters. already in effect for the pride celebrations. what you can expect if you are heading to the festivities this weekend ( mark ) plus... a homeoner shoots and kills two intruders in the east bay.... hear what neighbors are saying about more people involved in the crime that are
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still on the loose. ( rebecca ) and the heat wave continues. taking a look at afternoon highs around the bay area... i will let you know how hot it is going to be in your (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the
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overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. a stall sb 17 before the summit blocking lanes
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( james ) our top story... the heat. happening today... organizers at the alameda county fair expect things to be back to normal today. several of the rides were shut down during the day yesterday because of the heat. it was over 100 degrees in pleasanton. the rides reopened in the evening after it cooled off. horse races are also expected to resume after they were canceled. the horses spent the day cooling off in the barns. the fair runs until july 9th. ( mark ) and even though temperatures are cooling down a little... fires are still a
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concern all around the bay area. all lanes of interstate 80 are back open in vallejo this morning after a car fire that spread to nearby brush. the fire burned close to a neighborhood. four homes had minor damage but nobody was injured. ( mark ) the hot weather is continuing to put a strain on p-g-and-e. the utility company says there has been near record breaking electricity usage in california... with people turning on their air conditioner to stay cool. all this week we have seen the high temperatures causing power outages all over the bay area. the utility is offering tips to ease the strain on power grids and save you money at the same time. first... set your thermostat at 78 degrees when your home and 85 degrees when you are away. p-g-and-e says that setting your thermostat 5 degrees higher can save you 10 percent on cooling costs. if you turn on your ceiling fan... you can raise your thermostat four degrees without sacrificing comfort. shut your windows and shades to keep cool air in the house. and avoid using an electric oven... instead they suggest using the stove or grilling outside on hot days.
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. ( mark ) and you can stay on top of the heat wave with the kron-4 mobile app. you can track temperatures in your neighborhood.... plus -- get notified when breaking news happens in your area. ( james ) a 16-year-old girl has died after falling off a cliff in san francisco. this is video of the rescue efforts last night. it happened near the legion of honor museum at around 6:30. fire crews say the rough terrain made it difficult to find her after she fell off a cliff at lands end. after finding her they transported her to china beach where she later died. firefighters say they get a lot of these calls in that area this time of year because of tourists and now that school is out.
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you stay on the path as much as you want to see the scenery they are there for a reason. and they can be extremely dangerous. and basically lethal>( james ) the name of the victim has not yet been released. ( mark ) a home invasion turns deadly after the homeowner shoots and kills two robbers in brentwood. neighbors tell kron four they have surveillance video that proves more people were involved in the crime and are still on the loose. this is a story we first broke yesterday on the kron four morning news. this happened on birch street just before midnight on wednesday. neighbors say the robbers burst into his garage demanding he open a safe. that's when the homeowner shot and killed the two men. police say the homeowner acted in self defense and has not been charged. neighbors say they saw two more people who may have been involved drive away in a car. ( mark ) police have not yet confirmed if any more people were involved in this crime. the two people
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killed have not been identified. ( james ) happening now...some streets in san francisco are closed as organizers put the finishing touches on the pride celebrations set for this weekend.( mark ) kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in san francisco this morning with more on what you can expect if you are planning on attending the festivities. lydia. ( lydia )(lydia live)there's a lot going on here...you can see city hall is lit up with rainbow colors and there are already crews here setting up....also, part of polk street near city hall is also closed off.(take vo)here's video of last years pride celebration.security measures put in place at last year's pride celebrations following the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando will remain in place this year.attendees should expect to be screened by walk-through metal detectors or handheld "wands" and be subject to searches. (sidebar)no bags larger than 18 by 18 inches will be
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allowed, and all bags are subject to search. no outside alcohol will be allowed inside and possession of open containers or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on city streets. inside the event area, alcohol will be available for purchase with valid identification. police will step up the number of both uniformed and plainclothes officers at events throughout the weekend including sunday's parade, which starts at 10:30 a.m. pride-goers are also strongly urged to take public transit to and from events wherever possible. both muni and caltrain will provide additional service on sunday for the parade.reporting live in san francisco, lydia pantazes kron4 news. and this year there will once again be an increased police presence at pride festivities. san francisco police say that security measures that were put in place last year following the deadly shooting at the pulse
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night club in orlando... will remain in place this year. people attending the festivities should expect to be screened by walk-through metal detectors. bags cannot be larger than 18 inches and all bags are subject to search. there will be áno storage lockers for oversized bags. no outside alcohol will be allowed inside. alcohol will be ( james ) ( robin ) here is the route. it will start at market and beale and head down market street to the corner of market and 8th. it will start at 10:30 sunday morning. and there are several road closures that are already in effect this morning. here are the road closures you need to be aware of this morning. right now fulton is closed between hyde and larkin. grove is closed between polk and larkin. and later today more closures will go into affect on grove larkin and polk. over all there
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will be dozens of streets closed along the parade route and around civic center plaza. for a complete list you can head to our website at kron 4 dot com. back to you. ( james ) after weeks of closed door sessions... the senate republicans have unveiled their healthcare bill. senate leader mitch mcconnell is pushing for a speedy vote, but republicans can only lose two votes and still be able to pass the bill. the bill would cut and redesign the medicaid
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program for low-income and disabled people. it would also erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped obama's law expand coverage by roughly 20 million americans. right now, rand paul, ted cruz, mike lee, and ron johnson say they can't support the bill in its current form... but they are open to negotiation. ( james ) the white house says they plan to play a role in the discussions. but there will be little time for negotiation because republican leaders want to vote on the bill by the fourth of july. ( james ) former president barack obama is speaking out against the senate republican health care bill. he released a statement on facebook saying the senate measure is -- quote -- "not a health care bill" he
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described it instead as a transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich. he is warning of higher premiums and deductibles and lost coverage for millions. ( mark ) police cite a motorcyclist for reckless driving after he drove through a group of protestors in san francisco. this is video of the incident, which happened wednesday in front of the city's federal building. a group of people were protesting the republican health care bill and, at one point, laid down in the middle of the street. that's when the motorcyclist drove through the crowd. he then turned around and apparently tried to do it again... but was stopped by police. luckily, no one was hurt. ( james ) coming up... uber is facing another lawsuit. hear what a woman is accusing a driver of doing during a ride. plus... north korea is speaking out for the first time since the death of an american. hear what they are saying about his detainment and why they are not responsible. and... a warning to parents... we'll show you the car seat
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that can put your child in harms way.( rebecca ) and i will check your bay area forecast coming up .
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áááábreakáááá welcome back. lets
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get a check of weather and traffic this morning. cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning
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low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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no major hot spots. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the
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maze to sf. a stall on sb 17 at the summit blocking lanes, slow through thr scene.
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( mark ) part of a clip on "britax child safety's" infant car seats can break and cause a choking hazard. the company is recalling over 207- thousand of its car seats. britax says parts were found in the mouths of three children, but no choking injuries were reported. the company traced the problem to people putting pressure on the clips, which helps to properly position the harness starps. for more information on which specific models are being recalled, head to our website at kron four dot com. ( james ) a woman is suing uber after she says she was sexually assaulted by a driver in hollywood. erica holland says the assault happened after requesting a ride to work earlier this month. she says the driver attacked her after she sat down in the passenger's seat.
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don't think that's too much to ask.">( james ) uber says it has removed the accused driver as the case is being reviewed. in april, an uber driver was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a passenger in santa ana. and last month, a 41-year-old uber driver was arrested for sexually assaulting a u-c riverside student. ( mark ) north korea denies it cruelly treated or tortured american detainnee otto warmbier. he died just days after being released in a coma. this is the first time north korea has responded to his death. this is video of warmbier being laid to rest yesterday. north korea says they released him last week for humanitarian reasons. they accused warmbier of stealing a poster from a hotel and was serving a sentence of hard labor. north korea's official news agency says the country dealt with warmbier according to domestic law and international standards. warbier's family has blamed the country for his condition. ( james ) a 17-year-old boy was accidently shot and killed by police after a dog attacked a deputy in palmdale.
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police say armando garcia was likely killed by a bullet that ricocheted. police were responding to reports of a large party when a dog attacked and bit one of the officers in the leg. garcia then tried to stop the dog, but the dog charged at deputies and that's when two officers opened fire. ( james ) police are calling the shooting an extremely unfortunate incident. the deputy who was bitten was also hit by bullet fragments. ( mark ) the san francisco police department is pushing for its officers to have tasers. the department is suggesting two types of tasers to the police commission, so officers can have another less lethal option. the u-s department of justice recommended the city should strongly consider using them. but opponents say using tasers can be lethal.
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franciscans for police accountability: "who is sfpd being called to serve, a lot of our homeless and mentally ill , people with health problems and we don't want sfpd to come in and tase these people when they are in that situation.">( mark ) the san francisco police commission is still discussing the issue and will make the final decision. ( james ) a frightening scene in china. a toddler is able to avoid a potential tragedy after being rescued by a police officer. surveillance video shows a motorcycle suddenly stop in the middle of the road before the toddler jumps off and starts running toward the opposite side the road. a traffic cop quickly jumped into action and rescued the little boy. ( james ) a driver leads police on
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a wild chase in los angeles county. the car -- going the wrong way -- into oncoming traffic at one point... narrowly avoiding a crash. the driver eventually pulled over and ran away. ( mark ) coming up... nascar is coming to the bay area this weekend. hear how it could impact your weekend travel plans. and... changes are coming to bart... after the break we'll show you some of their new policies. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) some bart riders will soon pay more ... if they do not use a clipper card. starting in january of next year, bart will be charging a 50-cent surcharge
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for people who buy a paper ticket. there will also be a nearly three percent fare increase for everyone. that increase is based on inflation. and -- the youth discount is being lowered to fifty- percent -- which will extend to riders age five- to- 18. the bart board has also repealed the controversial bart "seat hog" ordinance. it would have prohibited riders from taking up more than one seat. the bart board of directors also passed a resolution making bart a "sanctuary" transit system... meaning that people cannot be detained for immigration-related causes while on bart. ( james ) and take a look at this.... it's what a massachusetts state trooper found when he pulled over a car in the car pool lane. a driver in boston had a mannequin in the passenger seat.... the driver was cited for the carpool violation. ( mark ) coming up... a man robs from two banks in the east bay and is still on the loose this morning. we'll show you who police are now looking for. plus... we are following breaking news from overnight... hear what investigators say
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caused the apartment fire in london that killed 79 people.( rebecca ) i'm tracking your bay area forecast. .
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u.s. health u.s. health care stocks rallied after the senate unveiled its proposal to revamp how americans get medical care. the standard & poor's 500 index edged down less than 0.1 percent to close at 2,434.50. the dow jones industrial average dipped 0.1 percent to 21,397.29, and the nasdaq composite index rose less than 0.1 percent to 6,236.69. (mark)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior
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valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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no major hot spots. no delay son wb 580 at the tolls. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) ( mark ) ( mark ) the heat wave
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hitting california is being blamed for at least six deaths. two of those deaths happened in santa clara... three in sacramento and now a father in bakersfield. that man died after running a race in 109- degree heat on tuesday. benjamin greene was a well known criminal defense attorney in the area. witnesses say there was no medical staff at the race despite the hot temperatures. ( james ) and the scorching temperatures have been causing problems for bay area drivers. the heat wave has led many drivers to take their cars into auto repair workshops for several weeks now. one of the biggest demands from drivers is to have mechanics fix their air conditioning. and this means more business for bay area auto shop owners. ( james ) with the business rush coming in ... many mechanics say they are at least 3-days
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behind on work and business has jumped at least 25-percent. ( james ) and you can stay on top of the heat wave with the kron-4 mobile app. you can track temperatures in your neighborhood.... plus -- get notified when breaking news happens in your area. ( mark ) this weekend... if you are traveling through the north bay expect major traffic delays on highway 37 and 121. traffic is expected to be longer than usual because of the nascar race at the sonoma raceway. nascar's top drivers are in town this week for the toyota/save mart 350....happening this sunday. some of the drivers were in the city yesterday for a luncheon looking ahead to the event. among them-- reigning daytona 500 winner kurt busch.
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shifting gears and there's always great racing action in all the corners of the race track.">( mark ) the race starts at noon on sunday and the gates open at 7 a-m but there are practices and qualifying today and tomorrow... so you should expect heavy traffic in the area all weekend long. ( mark ) police in the east bay say this man robbed two banks in san pablo this month. one of the robberies happened on tuesday at the citibank in the san pablo towne center. the other happened almost two weeks ago at the chase bank on san pablo avenue. in both cases....police say the same man demanded cash and said he had a gun. the robber has distinctive tattoos. one of lips on his neck and another of praying hands on his ( james ) happening today... the san jose man accused of beating a c-h-p officer in solano county will make his first court
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appearance. gary coslovich is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. coslovich was stopped by police on interstate 80 on saturday morning. when the officer approached his car... police say he jumped out and started punching and kicking the officer. several good samaritans came to her rescue. coslovich is being held on one million dollars bail. ( james ) california is expanding its own travel ban. north carolina... kansas... mississippi and tennessee are already on the list. the state attorney general has now added texas, alabama, south dakota and kentucky. this means the state will not pay for employees to travel those states. california's attorney general says those states have laws which discriminate against people who are l-g-b-t. ( mark ) breaking overnight... the apartment fire in london that killed 79 people started in a freezer. investigators just releasing that information this morning. they also say that insulation and tiles that were recovered from the scene
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failed safety tests. police say all of the bodies have been removed from the building. and now authorities say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in connection to the fire. ( mark ) house democratic leader nancy pelosi is now facing sharp criticism within her own party about whether she is capable of leading them. this comes after the democrats lost a special election in georgia. pelosi says she is confident in the support she has. but some democrats in the house are not pleased with her leadership. some of them held a closed door session yesterday to discuss the issue. pelosi spoke out about the calls for her to step aside: ( mark ) president trump says he hopes pelosi stays hinting that they are weaker under her control. ( james ) president trump has confirmed he did not record his conversations with fired f-b-i director james comey. this comes after
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the president tweeted over a month ago about the possibility. he also says that he doesn't know if tapes do exist of their conversations. comey testified under oath that tapes would confirm his version of events about a meeting with the president in the white house. house republicans say they hope this now ends the matter. but democrat adam schiff who sits on the house intelligence committee isn't satisfied.
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spots. gate bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. golden ( james ) now to bay area basketball... the warriors did not have a pick in the nba draft.( mark ) but the champs bought a pick from the bulls. and with that pick they selected jordan bell from oregon. golden state paid 3.5 million dollars to chicago to draft bell with the 38th overall pick. the former oregon duck was the pac 12 defensive player of the year. he's considered to be one of the best rim protectors in this draft class. the warriors made a similar move last year when they bought the 38th pick and used it to select patrick mccaw from u- n-l-v ( mark ) a bay area native is about to get a star on the hollywood walk of fame.( james
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) "star wars" legend mark hamill... who was born in oakland... will join oscar winning actress jennifer lawrence as the motion picture honorees at next year's ceremony. t-v's "wonder woman" lynda carter and "empire" star taraji p. henson will represent the television honorees. and the music honorees will include carrie underwood... snoop dog... and "weird al" yankovic. ( rebecca @ bam ) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. who are these people?
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here's a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning... a 16-year-old girl has died after falling off a cliff in san francisco. it happened near the legion of honor museum. fire crews say the rough terrain made it difficult to find her after she fell off a cliff at lands
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end.( james ) a home invasion turns deadly after the homeowner shoots and kills two robbers in brentwood. neighbors tell kron four they have surveillance video that shows more people were involved in the crime and are still on the loose. neighbors say the robbers burst into his garage demanding he open a safe. that's when the homeowner shot and killed the two men.( mark ) also... happening this weekend it's the pride parade in san francisco. the celebration at civic center plaza is saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. and sunday, from 11 a.m. to6 p.m. the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on sunday and runs along market street from beale to 8th streets. ( mark ) before we get to weather and traffic.... take a look at this... animals at the oakland zoo got to enjoy hundreds of pounds of ice during this heat wave. the baboons were fascinated with the ice... digging through ice chunks to find some treats. the river otters got to play with an ice cake which zoo keepers say were filled with treats.
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(mark)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic... cooling trend starts today for most areas as onshore flow returns. the far interior valleys will remain seasonably warm through this evening. the overall trend this weekend and into next week will be a return to more seasonable
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temperatures along with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny afternoons.
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no major hot spots.san mateo
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bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( mark ) happening now... a warning for people in the north bay about a debt collection scam. the sonoma county district attorney's office says people have been receiving fake debt collection letters form the higher balance institute. the letters threaten legal
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action that includes filing liens against property and additional penalties if the recipient of the letter contacts police. a representative from the higher balance institute says the letters are fake and that this has been going on for about three weeks. ( james ) the remnants of tropical storm cindy is moving north after making landfall in the gulf coast. it is still bringing heavy rain and winds and even though it is weakening... and still caused a lot of damage, too. take a look at the damage done in alabama. three people were taken to the hospital with injuries after the storm hit that state. flooding is still a concern for the next several days all across the south. some places received as much as 15 inches of rain between yesterday and this morning. ( mark ) comedian bill cosby says he wants to hold a series of town hall meetings to educate young people on sexual assault. according to his publicists - cosby wants to get back to work. the announcement comes less than a week after cosby's rape trial ended in a mistrial. cosby's publicists did not
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say what the town halls would entail or where they would be held. ( james ) happening today... space x will attempt to launch a rocket from cape canaveral, florida. the launch... which will happen just after 11:00 this morning...will be the second attempt by space-x to use a booster rocket that was used in a previous launch. after the launch the booster rocket will try and land on a ship off the coast of florida. space x will then try another launch on sunday from vandenberg air force base here in california. ( james ) now to bay area baseball... it's been a tough road trip for the giants. ( mark ) they have lost 8 of 9 games heading into the series finale against the braves. after falling behind early the giants made it interesting in the 9th. kelby tomlinson reaches on a fielder's choice, everyone is safe the giants only down by 2 hunter pence with a chance to drive in the tying run at
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second...but he grounds out to end the game braves win 12-11. the giants lose despite hitting three home runs. the giants are back home tonight to take on the mets. first pitch is set for 7:15 ( james ) over at the coliseum a's taking on the astros. in the first inning jesse hanh hits george springer... forcing him to leave the game. things got worse in the second for hahn as houston would score eight runs in the inning making it ten-nothing astros oakland scored 6 runs in the eighth. but astros hang on to win 12-9. the a's are in chicago tonight to take on the white sox. first pitch is set for 5:10. (mark) stocks are opening lower on wall street, led by declines in retailers and health care companies. the standard & poor's 500 index slipped 1 point. the dow jones industrial average fell 42 points. the nasdaq
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composite lost 9 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,227. ( james ) coming up in kron four news at seven.... a freak accident in the kitchen leads to the death of a popular instigram fitness model. we'll explain what happened up ahead. and taking a look at afternoon highs in the east bay. east bay. ♪
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it's the world's ugliest dog contest in petaluma. this is some video of previous contestants. the event is intended to show all dogs, regardless of physical appearance, can be lovable additions to any family. a blind chihuahua-chinese crested mix won last year's competition... winning a total of 15-hundred dollars. contest rules prevent owners from intentionally altering their animals to enhance appearance for the purpose of the contest. these pooches are celebrated for their natural ugliness. ( james ) take a look at this... a new jersey family has unnoficially adopted a new pet. a baby deer. this after the deer kept coming back to their pool to take a dip to beat the heat. the family has named it
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bambi. and bambi usually comes in the afternoons to take a dip, lay in the shade and cool off. the kids even leave tiny cherry tomatoes under a plant so bambi will have some treats. ( mark ) and ahead in gary's world... we're talking nba draft, nascar.. the athletics drop a fan favorite.. and the president does something that has golfers around the world outraged ( james ) plus.. we are just days away from the big pride parade in san francisco. robin winston has more on the road closures this morning that could inpact your commute. and... finally a cool down here in the bay area... rebecca strom is tracking your effect for the pride
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celebrations. what you can expect if you are heading to the festivities this weekend ( mark ) a 16-year-old girl dies after falling from a bay area cliff. the warning firefighters have for people this morning. ( rebecca ) and the heat wave continues. taking a look at afternoon highs around the bay area... i will let you know how hot it is going to be in your neighborhood. (james) good

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