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celebrated independence day on the 3rd of july. ( darya ) good morning and thanks for joining us on this independence day. i'm darya folsom. this morning we have everything you need to know to get ready for the your 4th of july celebrations. we have complete team coverage. will tran is live in san francisco to get you ready for tonight's big fireworks show. lydia pantazes is live in danville where the 4th of july parade starts in just a few hours. but first we want to go to anny hong who is in the weather center with your 4th of july forecast. anny. (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during
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afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) this morning crews are putting the finishing touches on the fireworks shows that are planned all across the bay
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area. and and you can catch those fireworks shows tonight at 9:00 right here on kron 4. and this morning will tran continues our team coverage. he is live in san francisco with a preview of tonight's big show. will. ( will ) before the explosions all that can be heard are hammersas 30 pyro technicians set up the mortars..that are wired up with what are called electronic matches..and loaded with 15-20 tons explosive material..in the form of aerial shells. this is a mock up of what they look like inside. they will be launched from two bargeswith roughly 10-thousand effects going off in 25 minutes. this video from last year gives you an idea of the specatular display to expect. the second barge will be off pier 39. out on fisherman's wharf charter boat captains are selling seats on their vessals for around 65 bucks a pop. they say it's the best place to see the show.the fireworks show producer says if you can see the sky above this part of
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the bay you'll be able to see the show. they've spent months planning for it.the one thing they can't plan for is fog. they buiild in variety so not all of the boom and blasts get swallowed in case the fog does decide to show up. ( will ) back to you. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you
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through out the morning. ( darya ) if you plan on taking bart into the city to see the fireworks tonight, keep in mind trains will be running on a weekend schedule. that means they won't be running as often as they do on
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a normal tuesday. however, bart will be running longer trains to accommodate the larger crowds coming in for the fireworks show. it will also run longer trains during the day because the a's will be playing at the coliseum. their game starts at 1:00. ( darya ) and as we mentioned earlier... the city of richmond already held annual independence day celebration. richmond has been celebrating the third of july for the last nine years. thousands of people showed up at the craneway pavillion to watch the fireworks and listen to world class music. kron four's jeff bush has the story. the doors opened at six thirty and the line finally started movingthe annual tradition of celebrating the holiday a day early. people grabbed a spot on the floor of the pavillion or outsidea picnic in the pavillion. the annual, family friendly event is a big hit for richmond residents and visitors alike.terry clark celebrating the holiday
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is our third time coming here and we are loving it. of course, we are in the mood here.>the oakland syphony seranaded the crowd with music from movies and holiday standards.michael morgan oakland symphony music director
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"safe and sane" fireworks are legal in some cities. however in contra costa county, they are illegal everywhere you go. kron four's alecia reid takes a look at the stiff penalties you'll face if you're caught breaking the law. fireworks are always illegal in contra costa county. but that doesn't stop people from lighting themthe fire protection district warns, if caught, there are serious consequences.pkgwarning signs are posted along the wild cat canyon trails. but families living nearby say every year, there are people that set off fireworks in the area. with all the dry brush, it can be disastrous.bala larson - anyone that's you know, heard about the oakland fire, it's definitely scarycaptain george laing says there are numerous amounts of injuries that occur each year because of fireworks.. and crews are stretched thin on the fourth because of fires due to the "setting off" of illegal fireworks.our units will receive multiple dispatches in one call, multiple addresses with multiple responses, and there normally will be more than one apparatus going to some kind of incident, and we'll be down to one except for very critical incidents keep in mind there could be felony charges associated with
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an arrest if someone is injured or property is damaged. it'll also cost you a pretty penny.you'll be liable for all the costs of fire protection. for example if we look in this area behind us, if cal fire is needed to assist us in extinguishing a fire and you started that fire using illegal fireworks, then you're responsible for all the costs. for now, homeowners on this stretch are keeping an eye out to make sure their homes survive the fourth of july holiday.whenever we call the fire department or police they've been extremely responsive. they get here in no time. whatever it is, if we're suspicious about something, the neighbors are really good about calling it in, and they've been very quick to respondstandupas a reminder, captain laing says if caught penalties, fines, and jail time, all increase depending on the amount of illegal fireworks that are in that individual's possession. reporting live from contra costa county.
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( darya ) if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on the bay area's news station. ( darya ) in the east bay... a three-month-old baby boy who was in the car during a deadly hit and run crash has improved from critical to stable condtion. a five-year-old and ten- year-old boy died in that crash late friday night in concord. the two boys have been identified as vincent and lorenzo reyes. the children's mother was also at one point in critical condition. the baby's condition improved just before midnight last night. 35-year-old lumuel wilson is accused of running off after the crash. wilson later
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checked into highland hospital in oakland where investigators linked his d-n-a evidence found at the scene. the family is urging the contra costo county district attorney to revoke the bail option for wilson. ( darya ) wilson's bail is set at 500-thousand-dollars. ( darya ) a woman is shot and killed in san jose and the killer is still on the loose this morning. it happened last night when officers were performing a welfare check on south tenth street. (ááátriggerááá) police found one woman with at least one gun-shot wound. she was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators are trying to find a motive behind the shooting. the woman's
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identity is not been released. ( darya ) the c-h-p has found a big rig driver believed to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash. we first broke this story yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. that incident was just one of two deadly crashes along interstate-80. kron four's spencer blake has the latest. at about 4 a-m, a car driving westbound on i-80 near san pablo dam road spun out of control, and came to a stop facing the wrong way near the median.the driver, lindche tran, got out and tried to get to safety, but the lights on her wrecked car were out, so another car couldn't avoid hitting her.tran died there on the highway."that's terrible; i feel sorry for their family." the two people in the other car had minor injuries.i spoke with a neighbor who lives near the pedestrian bridge that stretches over this part of the interstate."you see a lot of accidents or anything?oh yeah, i hear 'em all the time. i hear 'em all the time.""less than 15 minutes had passed after that first wreck was cleared up before tragedy struck again."and look how close the second crash was to the site of the first.it was
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almost 6:30 when a motorcyclist, nicholas brown, got hit by a big-rig truck."in the morning definitely when they come down this hill, and they're just flying."he was thrown from his bike, and died. the truck driver stopped for a few minutes, but then took off. c-h-p tried to find the hit- and-run driver, and thanks to tips from the public, officers did track him down.they say he's cooperating with their investigation.in san pablo, spencer blake, kron four news. ( darya ) coming up... a man attacks an officer using a strange stolen object, all while not wearing any clothes.... we'll show you the attack up ahead. and after the break... a popular san francisco tourist spot is seeing a rise in crime. what police are saying about staying safe while visiting the city. ( anny ) i have your holiday forecast up ahead...
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of july weekend is always busy in the lake tahoe area. after a blockbuster winter, one lake tahoe resort is staying open: thanks to mother nature, visitors are snowboarding and skiing at squaw valley for independance day. sqauw valley officials are calling it " an endless winter." there was be a special early fireworks show last night for visitors. ( darya ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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(anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
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( darya ) a shocking crime is caught on camera near the crooked section of san francisco's lombard street. as kron 4's j.r stone explains... people who live in the area say crime is on the rise. (j.r.)they're after your
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valuables. in the last week alone people in the area near lombard street have been victimized more than two dozen times.if you're headed to san francisco this july 4th holiday, specifically the crooked section of lombard street.listen up. thieves could be targeting you. this is all new surveillance video of a thief in action. it happened sunday on filbert street, two blocks from lombard street. a family parks their car here. you can even see the woman who after exiting, puts her items back inside the car, closes the door, and walk towards the famous section of lombard street. a short time later this man shows up, immediately starts looking in the windowsat one point.glances down the street.goes back to the front seat.busts out the window and grabs what was in plain site.sot is pretty brazen about looking in and then smashing their window and grabbing something out of itjust from talking to the victims i learned it was a bag like a woman's purse with valuables.but this is hardly a rare thing near lombard street. tonight we've crime mapped this area and found at
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least 24 cases in the past seven days where cars have been broken into. that's within two blocks of the crooked section of the well known street and doesn't include an alleged robbery case that happened here at lombard and jones on sunday. sot there is usually an uptick of crime during the summer we're in the heart of summer right now school is out people are on vacation and coming to the city.jose leos says he does see officers at this lombard street location but feels as though thieves have spread out to nearby blocks. sot i've been here for 20 years and noticed a difference in the last couple of years where i've seen an increase in crime.since sunday this video has been viewed hundreds of times on jose's youtube page. there is online frustration from many living in the area when it comes to the police response to these type of crimes.sot when it ends up being just a theft it ends up being a low priorityi just don't want it to escalate.
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(j.r.)officers recommend going to places like that with groups so someone can watch your back or watch your car when you're busy snapping photos. as to the thief in that video. he has not been caught. live in san francisco, j.r. stone kron 4 news. ( darya ) a man is arrested after attacking a police officer at a train stop...all while not wearing any clothes. take a look at this... a naked man starts spraying an officer with a stolen pesticide sprayer in texas. he then slaps the officer in the face. the two officers then tased and arrested him. the incident ended with no injuries. the man now faces two charges of assaulting a public servent. ( darya ) this is a big week for the trump administration. the president must contend with the latest missile launch from north korea... and there's a high-profile meeting with
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russian president president vladimir putin in just a few days. john lorinc has the details. while americans are preparing for fourth of july fireworks.....president donald trump is already dealing with different explosives.....a north korean missile launch. mister trump tweeted: "hard to believe that south korea and japan will put up with this much longer. perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all."the missile flew over five hundred miles and was launched about a day after trump spoke about the north korean issue with the leaders of china and japan - this comes at the start of a busy week for the president. mister and mrs. trump will take part in independence day events today....tomorrow the president heads to europe, with a stop in poland
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thursday, before the g-20 summit in germany starts on friday. among the leaders trump will meet in hamburg.....russian president vladimir putin."i don't know the gentleman, i hope we have a fantastic relationship, that's possible. and it's also possible that we won't." so....what will the two leaders talk about?rep. jim himes/d-connecticut"i have very little confidence that the president will bring up the russian attack on our voting system last november. he denies that it occurred, although then he comes around and blames it on the democrats. i don't know where his head is on that."the white house has said syria will be at the top of the agenda and trump will likely raise russia's military action in ukraine-but they're leaving the specifics up to trump. i'm john lorinc reporting. ( darya ) police are investigating a wave of vandalism in berkeley . more than two dozen people had spray paint on their property or had their tires slashed. officers were called to a home on hillside avenue wednesday for a report of vandalism. a victim's car was spray painted and police who responded ultimately counted 13 cars and gates nearby that had been vandalized. officers discovered over 14 other cases of vandalizsm in the same area.
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( darya ) still ahead on the kron four morning news... we have continuing coverage of all the 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. we will take a look at what you can expect if you are heading to the fireworks show in san jose. and after the break... we'll explore how some veterans might experience fireworks differently than most. it's a reminder of the cost of freedom. ♪ the opioid my doctor prescribed for my chronic back pain backed me up-big time. before movantik, i tried to treat it myself. spent time, money. no go. but i didn't back down. i talked to my doctor. she said: one, movantik was specifically designed for opioid-induced constipation-oic- and can help you go more often. number two? with my savings card, i can get movantik for about the same price as the other things i tried. don't take movantik if you have a bowel blockage
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millions of people will celebrate the 4th of july by watching fireworks shows all across the country. but for many military veterans... those same fireworks can come with awful reminders of what it costs to keep us free. joe khalil fourth of july fireworks are a hallmark of celebrating freedom. but for some who've risked their lives defending that freedom-- fireworks--bring them right back to the horrors of the battlefield. richard tincher/vietnam war veteran: "it's my anxiety and my depression, i'm trying to get away from the noise." richard tincher lives in mather village--a complex built exclusively for military veterans. he says when he--and many of his neighbors hear the explosions of fireworks--it triggers their post traumatic stress disorder--or ptsd. richard tincher/vietnam war veteran: "i kind of like turn the tv
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up, shut the windows." joe khalil/reporting: "at mather village there are cases of ptsd here, some worse than others, but any fireworks show nearby could trigger quite a few people." james brashear/commander, west sacramento vfw: "you're sitting on your couch and all the sudden theres this loud explosion outside, those are the ones that trigger the memories that are putting you back into your deployment time." james brashear is the commander of the west sacramento veterans of foreign wars chapter. he says some vets avoid big firework shows--but even inside their homes--they can't avoid hearing loud firework explosions in their neighborhoods. james brashear/commander, west sacramento vfw: "you're setting off explosives next to a guy who's been blown up for a year, it's gonna cause problems. my heart rate immediately jumps, shortness of breath." joe khalil/reporting: "you think people even realize veterans go through what you're going through?" richard tincher/vietnam war veteran: "i really don't think so." both these vets say they don't expect firework shows to stop-- nor do they want that. but they say if you're lighting fireworks off near your home--get to know your neighbors. one of them-- could be a veteran-- reliving the war from their living room. in west sacramento...joe khalil
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( anny ) tracking your morning forecast. details coming up.
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checking in on your morning forecast. (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures (anny hong): typical july
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weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san
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mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and in just a few hours the annual 4th of july parade will begin in danville. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in danville this morning with a preview. god morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last
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years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow....reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news.
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want to see the parade.> ( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) there is also a big fireworks show planned in downtown san jose. kron 4's rob fladeboe shows us the preparations underway at the launch pad. if you thought last year's annual rotary club fireworks show was awesome, wait till this year says pyro spectacular's dan moy, who will be at the controls.sot dan moy/pyro spectacular
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operator"...they will not be disappointed, it's going to be a wonderful show, we had a great show last year and we're going to do it again this year..."the pyro spectacular crew spent the day unloading and setting up the racks that hold themortars that will be loaded tomorrow morning. then, right around 9:30, one by one, operator moy will send them skyward in a carefully planned show set to music.dan moy/pyro spectacular"....it's all back timed, it's all programmed so that we know when to explode each shell so it's perfectly in time with the music...."discovery meadows here along san carlos street is being readied to accommodate a crowd of about 20,000 while the show should be visible to another 60 to 80-thousand people elsewhere in downtown san jose. for the 4th straight year, the show is sponsored by the san jose rotary club carl salas/san jose rotary club"....there was just no place for people to go se fireworks and there are just too many illegal fireworks out there and this is just so much better than
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anything you can do in your backyard...."discovery meadows will open at 5. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news ( darya ) even if you live in an area where 'safe and sane' fireworks are allowed, there are still some rules. kron four's charles clifford reports from sonoma county where police say they busted a couple with illegal fireworks. in california, any fireworks that fly into the air or explode are illegal. safe and sane fireworks which can be flashy but stay on the ground are only allowed in a few places. . . like here in rhonert park. the california highway patrol says that most illegal fireworks they find are brought in from out of state.on sunday morning, a california chp officer pulled over a vehicle for weaving along highway 101 south of cotati. the driver had a suspended license and the passenger was wanted on an
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outstanding warrant. both were taken into custody. a search of their vehicle also uncovered illegal fireworks.sot while doing a routine inventory of the trunk he found about 14 mortar style fireworks and a couple roman candle type firworks that launch fireworks in the air. the fireworks, similar to these, were apparently large enough that the highway patrol felt compelled turned them over to the sonoma county sheriff's bomb unit. what's unclear at this point is where they got the fireworks.sotnot in california, so i assume they got em out of state.the driver and passenger are both now facing charges for possession of dangerous fireworks.natswe got the family pack.meanwhile, in nearby rhonert park, the sale of legal fireworks continued at a brisk pace on monday. says he prefers the safe and sane kind to the illegal ones because they are safer, easier to handle and the money he spends at this fireworks stand goes to a good cause.sotthe teen center. it's a christian teen center so we are here to support them.finally, possession of illegal fireworks is a misdemeanor that can result in a 1000 dollar fine and up to a year in jail. in rhonert park, charels cliffor kron 4 news.
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( darya ) if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on the bay area's news station. (darya) still ahead. we'll show you how much cash americans shell out to celebrate the fourth of july. and after the break... see how the internet is firing back at governor chris christie's day at the beach. ♪ fitting into my skinny jeans again? that's cool. feeling good in slim fit? that's cool. looking fabulous in my little black dress? that's cool. getting the body you want without surgery, needles,
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beaches and parks are back open just in time for the fourth of july, ending a three- day government shut down. new jersey governor chris christie signed his final budget last night. this comes after christie drew anger by lounging on a beach that he closed to the public over the weekend. jeanne moos reports on how the internet struck back and mocked the governor. new jersey governor chris christie is not backing down after criticism of his decision to spend the day at the beach voice of governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "they caught me doing what i said i was going to do with the people i said i was going to be with."but these photos show the governor and his family soaking up the sun outside the governor's official residence in a park just days after he shut down non-essential state services, including parks and beaches,
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during an ongoing budget battle.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey:"this government is not open because i can't constitutionally let it be open. i don't have any money." a reporter asked christie about his sunburn later that afternoon.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "i didn't get any sun today." the photos published in the newark star ledger late sunday tell a different tale, showing christie sitting on a lounge chair on a empty stretch of beach prompting this response from christie's office: he did not get any sun. he had a baseball hat on.'that only added to the frustration for families who were turned away from state parks. chris lovelace / nj shutdown impacted family vacation: "if the parks are shut down in new jersey, he shouldn't be able to enjoy them either." christie's office answering to criticism of the photos:brian murray/ spokesman for new jersey governor chris christie: "he had 45 minutes on the beach and then he got back to work." and the governor himself went on the offensive in a phone interview with a local morning show. voice of chris christie/
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governor of new jersey:"i said last monday, a week ago today, that no matter what happened we were coming here as a family this weekend, this is where we live. one of the places we live and so, what a great bit of journalism by the star ledger they actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with." back at the parks, new jersey residents say they are more concerned about their own vacation plans, not the governor's. roberto barca/ new jersey resident: "it's ridiculous, just figure it out. we pay you guys to figure it out, figure it out." have assembled. spider-man... black widow... captain america... and eddie?
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( darya ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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(anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) thousands of people are celebrating their fourth of july in lake tahoe. tourists are expected to spend lots of time at the local beaches with some waiting an hour just to get a parking spot. not only is it packed at the beaches, but all those people are expected to leave behind some trash. last year, 16-hundred pounds of trash was found throughout
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the area. local clean-up groups are planning ahead by planning to pick up trash tomorrow morning. ( darya ) that 4th of july bar-b-que may cost you. the national retail federation says americans will spend over seven-billion dollars on food for independence day cookouts and picnics. but food isn't the only thing people will pay for. mary moloney shows us where the money goes this fourth of july. americans are patriotic.at least in terms of what we buy. according to the national retail federation -- 65 percent of people own an american flag.53 percent -- have the stars and stripes on things like t-shirts -- bathing suits -- or shoes. still -- retailers expect 28 percent to buy more patriotic items.which is why big box stores like walmart and target sell anything from plates to pillows featuring the red -- white -- and blue.of those celebrating the fourth -- 162 million people will take part
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in a cookout or picnic. spending an average of about 73 dollars per person.and that's just for the food.many people -- 44 percent -- will watch fireworksand 14 percent will see a parade.no matter what you and your family do -- know that about 219 million others are also celebrating independence.for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney ( darya ) in national headlines. while republican senators are trying to gain support for their health care reform bill, some people are getting ready to put up a fight. they are concerned the measure could impact their lives more than people supporting the bill. ed lavandera reports. ed lavandera/reporter: "what worries you most about what can happen to your situation?" jenny stiles/volunteer, national kidney foundation: "death!
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honestly." with the help of her mother, 29-year-old jenny stiles walks into a las vegas phone bank and starts dialing numbers... drumming up pressure on lawmakers to vote down the senate republican health care bill. jenny/natsot: "i'm calling because we need your help to stop the american healthcare act." jenny stiles/volunteer, national kidney foundation: "my life is being threatened by a bunch of people who have no idea what it's like to be chronically ill, they just don't." stiles was born with multiple birth defects... so many that health insurance is a life and death issue. she's endured nearly 30 surgeries, including a kidney transplant. she's on the waiting list for another kidney... routinely makes visits with 13 different doctors, kidney dialysis 3 times a week... and if that wasn't enough.. there's the 6-thousand dollars a month in prescription medications. right now, she's covered by
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a combination of medicare, medicaid and her mother's work health insurance. but they fear the slightest change....anything could be devastating. karen stiles/mother: "we wouldn't be able to afford these medications and then what do you do? everything would stop working." ed lavandera/reporter: "it could bankrupt you guys." karen stiles/mother: "oh yeah, easily." jenny stiles/volunteer, national kidney foundation: "it would bankrupt bill gates. honestly" natsot: "we need you guys to continue to stand up." in nevada... the focus of protests has been republican senator dean heller.. who has vowed to vote "no" against the original draft senate health care bill. heller is feeling the heat from both sides of the debate. the republican governor of nevada expanded medicaid under obamacare, helping insure nearly 300-thousand more people in the state. during a recent meeting at the white house... senator heller was seated very close to president trump. but conservative groups went after heller... including a pro-trump pac...something the senator who's up for re-election next year confronted trump about at a recent white house meeting. jet mitchell/cancer patient: "i'm going to ask him to vote
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no to the new health care bill..." jet mitchell flew from las vegas to washington to lobby her senator in person. she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. she has employee-provided health insurance, but fears insurance companies could limit the spending on her chemo treatments--a popular protection under obamacare. jet mitchell/cancer patient: "as a constituent i thought that was very encouraging because he's listening to the needs of citizens like me in nevada that are have pre- existing conditions and are living with critical illness" ed lavandera, cnn, las vegas. ( darya ) senator heller opposing the bill has frustrated republicans. they are even threatening to challenge him in the primary race for his re-election campaign next year in nevada. ( darya ) coming up... two bay area natives are competing in the annual hot dog eating contest. hear how many hot dogs they'll have to eat in ten minutes to break the record. ( darya ) before we head to break, happening today...
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it's the picnic in the park in benicia. enjoy some arts and crafts, hot food and live entertainment. it is happening at the benicia city park from noon to 7 p-m. the event is free to attend.
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kevin durant has agreed to return to the warriors on a new contract. multiple reports this morning say durant has agreed to a two year, 53 million dollar deal. k-d is leaving at least nine million dollars on the table with this new contract. the deal is reportedly for 25-million in the first year. and he can opt out and become a free agent next offseason. he said he wanted to take a paycut to help keep the team together. ( darya ) here are the key warriors under contract. steph curry is signed through 20-22 durant and klay thompson through 20-19. draymond green and andre iguodala through 20-20 and shaun
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livingston will reportedly re- sign for another 3 years. david west will also return for one more year before he retires. ( darya ) competative eaters are facing off today in nathan's annual fourth of july hot dog eating contest. vallejo native and the number one ranked competitive eater, joey "jaws" chestnut is defending his title at the contest on coney island in new york. chestnut will be going against the number two ranked competitive eater, matt "mega-toad" stonie who is from san jose. last year, chestnut set a record by eating 70 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. the contest starts at 9:40 in the morning.
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( darya ) it is the 4th of july. the city of richmond celebrating early. it is the 9th year that richmond has celebrated independence day on the 3rd of july. ( darya ) good morning and thanks
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for joining us on this independence day. i'm darya folsom. this morning we have everything you need to know to get ready for the your 4th of july celebrations. we have complete team coverage. will tran is live in san francisco to get you ready for tonight's big fireworks show. but first we want to go to anny hong who is in the weather center with your 4th of july forecast. anny. (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the
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coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) this morning crews are putting the finishing touches on the fireworks shows that are planned all across the bay area. and and you can catch those fireworks shows tonight at 9:00 right here on kron 4. and this morning will tran continues our team coverage. he is live in san francisco with a preview of tonight's big show. will. ( will ) before the explosions all that can be heard are hammersas 30 pyro technicians set up the mortars..that are wired up with what are called electronic matches..and loaded with 15-20 tons explosive material..in the form of aerial shells. this is a mock up of what they look
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like inside. they will be launched from two bargeswith roughly 10-thousand effects going off in 25 minutes. this video from last year gives you an idea of the specatular display to expect. the second barge will be off pier 39. out on fisherman's wharf charter boat captains are selling seats on their vessals for around 65 bucks a pop. they say it's the best place to see the show.the fireworks show producer says if you can see the sky above this part of the bay you'll be able to see the show. they've spent months planning for it.the one thing they can't plan for is fog. they buiild in variety so not all of the boom and blasts get swallowed in case the fog does decide to show up.
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high stuff is why people love the big bangs there are huge there like whoa. but if you focus too much attention on that then you might lose all that it's a good mix of highlow and mid range. >( will ) back to you. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) if you plan on taking bart into the city to see the fireworks tonight, keep in mind trains will be running on a weekend schedule. that means they won't be running as often as they do on a normal tuesday. however, bart will be running longer trains to accommodate the
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larger crowds coming in for the fireworks show. it will also run longer trains during the day because the a's will be playing at the coliseum. their game starts at 1:00. ( darya ) and this morning there is a warning for people who want to light their own fireworks. "safe and sane" fireworks are legal in some cities. however in contra costa county, they are illegal everywhere you go. kron four's alecia reid takes a look at the stiff penalties you'll face if you're caught breaking the law. fireworks are always illegal in contra costa county. but that doesn't stop people from lighting themthe fire protection district warns, if caught, there are serious consequences.pkgwarning signs are posted along the wild cat canyon trails. but families living nearby say every year, there are people that set off fireworks in the area. with all the dry brush, it can be disastrous.bala larson - anyone that's you know, heard about the oakland fire, it's definitely scarycaptain george laing says there are numerous
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amounts of injuries that occur each year because of fireworks.. and crews are stretched thin on the fourth because of fires due to the "setting off" of illegal fireworks.our units will receive multiple dispatches in one call, multiple addresses with multiple responses, and there normally will be more than one apparatus going to some kind of incident, and we'll be down to one except for very critical incidents keep in mind there could be felony charges associated with an arrest if someone is injured or property is damaged. it'll also cost you a pretty penny.you'll be liable for all the costs of fire protection. for example if we look in this area behind us, if cal fire is needed to assist us in extinguishing a fire and you started that fire using illegal fireworks, then you're responsible for all the costs. for now, homeowners on this stretch are keeping an eye out to make sure their homes survive the fourth of july holiday.whenever we call the fire department or police they've been extremely responsive. they get here in no time. whatever it is, if we're suspicious about something, the neighbors are really good about calling it in, and they've been very quick to respondstandupas a reminder, captain laing says if caught penalties, fines, and jail time, all increase
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depending on the amount of illegal fireworks that are in that individual's possession. reporting live from contra costa county. ( darya ) if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on the bay area's news station.
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bay... a three-month-old baby boy who was in the car during a deadly hit and run crash has improved from critical to stable condtion. a five-year-old and ten- year-old boy died in that crash late friday night in concord. the two boys have been identified as vincent and lorenzo reyes. the children's mother was also at one point in critical condition. the baby's condition improved just before midnight last night. 35-year-old lumuel wilson is accused of running off after the crash. wilson later checked into highland hospital in oakland where investigators linked his d-n-a evidence found at the scene. the family is urging the contra costo county district attorney
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to revoke the bail option for wilson. ( darya ) wilson's bail is set at 500- thousand- dollars. ( anny ) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. a full weather report right after the break. there's a place like no other...
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july weekend is always busy in the lake tahoe area. after a blockbuster winter, one lake tahoe resort is staying open: thanks to mother nature, visitors are snowboarding and skiing at squaw valley for independance day. sqauw valley officials are calling it " an endless winter." there was be a special early fireworks show last night for visitors. ( darya ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. (anny hong): typical july weather to
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persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya )
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) 4th of july celebrations all across the country will see extra security... especially in the big cities. karin caifa is in new york with the details. when it comes to classic summer americana, you can not do much better than brooklyn's coney island. the amusement park, the beach, the hot dog eating contest later. and when crowds come to the boardwalk today, they'll
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be under the watchful eye of the nypd. new york, just one major city not taking any chances when it comes to keeping this holiday safe. mayor bill de blasio/ new york: we feel very, very prepared. new york city mayor bill de blasio expressing confidence ahead of the july fourth holiday -- ready to keep celebrations, secure. mayor bill de blasio / new york: every time we have a big celebration, there are dozens of agencies that get involved. everyone's prepared. in addition to the city's massive fireworks display tonight, those agencies will be tasked with watching over holiday crowds at summer hotspots like coney island. evelyn / coney island visitor: we brought them, you know, for the memories. colleen / coney island visitor: everybody cares for each other. everybody's nice to each other. everybody's here for the same reason, to have a good time. it's a similar situation in other major cities, including boston. mayor marty walsh/ boston: this is a beloved holiday institution right here in boston. every year it brings family and friends together. it's a chance for us to
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celebrate our revolutionary history. and in washington, practice, precision and precautions ahead of tonight's concert and fireworks show on the national mall. michael litterst / national park service: it's said time and again but it bears repeating, if you see something, say something. relying on the cooperation of those who attend gatherings this fourth of july -- among security they see, and some that they don't. commissioner james o'neill / new york police department: many people are working very hard behind the scenes to ensure that everyone that lives in, works in, or visits new york city on tuesday has the opportunity to safely enjoy the greatest annual fireworks show in the country. coming in to today, the nypd had said no credible threat against the city this july fourth or any specific celebration. the biggest event of course will take place tonight -- the fireworks seen over the east river. three million people expected to turn out to catch a glimpse. at brooklyn's coney island, i'm karin caifa. ( darya ) and after the break... see how the internet is firing back at governor chris christie's day at the beach.
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beaches and parks are back open just in time for the fourth of july, ending a three- day government shut down. but this comes after governor chris christie was caught on camera lounging on a beach that he closed to the public over the weekend. jeanne
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moos has the story. new jersey governor chris christie is not backing down after criticism of his decision to spend the day at the beach voice of governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "they caught me doing what i said i was going to do with the people i said i was going to be with." but these photos show the governor and his family soaking up the sun outside the governor's official residence in a park just days after he shut down non-essential state services, including parks and beaches, during an ongoing budget battle.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey:"this government is not open because i can't constitutionally let it be open. i don't have any money." a reporter asked christie about his sunburn later that afternoon.governor chris christie/ (r) new jersey: "i didn't get any sun today." the photos published in the newark star ledger late sunday tell a different tale, showing
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christie sitting on a lounge chair on a empty stretch of beach prompting this response from christie's office: he did not get any sun. he had a baseball hat on.'that only added to the frustration for families who were turned away from state parks. chris lovelace / nj shutdown impacted family vacation: "if the parks are shut down in new jersey, he shouldn't be able to enjoy them either." christie's office answering to criticism of the photos:brian murray/ spokesman for new jersey governor chris christie: "he had 45 minutes on the beach and then he got back to work." and the governor himself went on the offensive in a phone interview with a local morning show. voice of chris christie/ governor of new jersey:"i said last monday, a week ago today, that no matter what happened we were coming here as a family this weekend, this is where we live. one of the places we live and so, what a great bit of journalism by the star ledger they actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with." back at the parks, new jersey residents say they are more concerned about their own vacation plans, not the governor's. roberto barca/ new jersey resident: "it's ridiculous, just figure it out. we pay you guys to figure it out, figure it out." ( lydia ) we are just hours away
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from the start of the 4th of july parade in danville. i will have details in a live report.
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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... a cool start this morning with clouds and fog, except inland where we have clear skies. look for mostly sunny skies this afternoon with temperatures in the 60s at the coast, 60s and 70s for the bay and mid 80s inland. expect similar conditions tomorrow for the fourth of july holiday. sunset is at 8:35 p.m.
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and in less than 30 minutes... the annual 4th of july parade will begin in danville. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live in danville this morning with a preview. god morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along
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san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow....reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) there is also a big
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fireworks show planned in downtown san jose. kron 4's rob fladeboe shows us the preparations underway at the launch pad. if you thought last year's annual rotary club fireworks show was awesome, wait till this year says pyro spectacular's dan moy, who will be at the controls.sot dan moy/pyro spectacular operator"...they will not be disappointed, it's going to be a wonderful show, we had a great show last year and we're
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going to do it again this year..."the pyro spectacular crew spent the day unloading and setting up the racks that hold themortars that will be loaded tomorrow morning. then, right around 9:30, one by one, operator moy will send them skyward in a carefully planned show set to music.dan moy/pyro spectacular"....it's all back timed, it's all programmed so that we know when to explode each shell so it's perfectly in time with the music...."discovery meadows here along san carlos street is being readied to accommodate a crowd of about 20,000 while the show should be visible to another 60 to 80-thousand people elsewhere in downtown san jose. for the 4th straight year, the show is sponsored by the san jose rotary club carl salas/san jose rotary club"....there was just no place for people to go se fireworks and there are just too many illegal fireworks out there and this is just so much better than anything you can do in your backyard...."discovery meadows will open at 5. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news ( darya ) if you want to avoid the
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crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on news station. ( darya ) if you plan on heading to the beach today for the holiday, there are a few basic guidelines to follow. kron four's stanley roberts caught people breaking those rules in "people 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 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
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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 . 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
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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 ( darya ) and after the break... we'll show you just how much
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cash people shell out to celebrate the fourth of july. ( darya ) before we head to break, happening today... it's the "rose, white and blue parade" in san jose. enjoy the largest parade in the city, live music and local food. it's happening at west san carlos street and shasta avenue starting at 10 a-m. the event is free to attend. (man vo) dad forgot how to brush his teeth.
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bar-b-que may cost you. the national retail federation says americans will spend over seven-billion dollars on food for independence day cookouts and picnics. but food isn't the only thing people will pay for. mary moloney shows us where the money goes this fourth of july. americans are patriotic.at least in terms of what we buy. according to the national retail federation -- 65 percent of people own an american flag.53 percent -- have the stars and stripes on things like t-shirts -- bathing suits -- or shoes. still -- retailers expect 28 percent to buy more patriotic items.which is why big box stores like walmart and target sell anything from plates to pillows featuring the red -- white -- and blue.of those celebrating the fourth -- 162 million people will take part in a cookout or picnic. spending an average of about 73 dollars per person.and that's just for the food.many people -- 44 percent -- will watch fireworksand 14 percent will see a parade.no matter what you and your family do --
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know that about 219 million others are also celebrating independence.for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney ( darya ) your bay area forecast is after the break. ( darya ) before we head to break, happening today... it's the "red white and ( darya ) before we head to break, happening today... it's the "red white and boom concert and fireworks show" in milpitas. enjoy a live concert, food and fireworks. it is happening at the milpitas sports center from 7 to 9 p-m. the event costs three-dollars to attend.
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the
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bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) president trump's voter integrity commission is facing stiff resistance from both red and blue states. the commission is investigating possible widespread voter fraud. dianne gallagher has the details. tonight growing backlash from states feeling the federal government overreach into voter information. now - at least 40 states -- pushing back at requests from president trump's commission to hand over election data. expressing reservations, citing legal barriers or outright refusing to turn over some or all of the information. alison lundergan grimes / -d- kentucky secretary of state: "this is simply a
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government overreach, it's making government bigger, something donald trump told us he would not do, by creating a hashtag fakecommission." bipartisan opposition... with red states balking too. in a statement issued before even receiving the request, mississippi's secretary of state told the commission to "go jump in the gulf of mexico and mississippi is a great state to launch from." kobach: "this is a commission that is just gathering data and we'll follow the facts there they lead us." kris kobach, the vice chair of trump's presidential advisory commission on election integrity, is asking for information, if publicly available under state laws, including a voter's, full name, address, date of birth, political affiliation, voting-military-criminal
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records... along with at least part of their social security number. now some states are more critical than others... with at least ten, including california's secretary of state, questioning the ethics of the panel. padilla: "we know nothing about how they intend to operate in a way that's transparent and accountable to the public but it's a commission that was based, that was formed on the president's fixation of massive voter fraud which study after study shows simply is not true." kobach told c-n-n's anderson cooper that's not the point of the commission. kobach: "first of all the commission is not to prove or disprove what the president speculated about in january. the purpose of the commission is to find facts and put them on the table." president ( darya ) there is a new device that can help keep thieves from stealing packages from your front porch.
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kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate has the details. these amazon lockers are popping up all over the bay area.. mostly at grocery stores.. but also at other types of businesses with a lot of daily foot traffic.. i don't know why amazon did this it comes off a little creepy to me. but they gave these lockers names.. like "gavin".amazon offers this service to their online shoppers for any time it's not convenient to deliver to their home. if you're concerned about your package being stolen after it's delivered and before you get to it .. this is a solution to that another use if you've ordered a gift for someone and you don't want them to see it when it arrives. stand up tech reporter gabe slate says: "and an advantage about using the lockers. you control when you pick it up.. you don't have to wait around for a package to be delivered and worry you're missing it." here's how it works.. when you are on the checkout screen on the website.. directly under your shipping address there is an option to pick up the item at an amazon locker. you are then shown a map with the locations and the hours the lockers are accessible. pick one then.. it ships normally just to the locker instead of your home. if you're a prime member it will do the 2 day free shipping thing once it arrives at the locker you get an alert through email or text in that
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alert will be a secret code you punch in the screen on the locker to retrieve your item. once you do that the cubby containing your package will automatically open. i know i'm a geek but the experience is kind of cool the secret code.. the automation.. when the order is placed amazon says you only have 3 days to pick up the item or will be sent back and then you will be refunded. however my experience has been different it has always allowed six to seven days for pick up.thanks gavin keep up the good work with your tech report gabe slate kron 4 news. ( darya ) coming up... two bay area natives are competing in nathan's annual hot dog eating contest. hear how many hot dogs they'll have to eat in ten minutes to break the record. ( darya ) before we head to break, happening today... it's the picnic in the park in benicia. enjoy some arts and crafts, hot food and live entertainment. it is happening at the benicia city
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park from noon to 7 p-m. the event is free to attend.
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wait 15 minutes after use before inserting contact lenses. the most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. your eyes. your tears. ask your eye doctor about restasis multidose. eaters are facing off today in nathan's annual fourth of july hot dog eating contest. vallejo native and the number one ranked competitive eater, joey "jaws" chestnut is defending his title at the contest on coney island in new york. chestnut will be going against the number two ranked competitive eater, matt
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"mega-toad" stonie who is from san jose. last year, chestnut set a record by eating 70 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. the contest starts at 9:40 in the morning.
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( darya ) good morning and thanks for joining us on this independence day. i'm darya folsom. this morning we have everything you need to know to get ready for the your 4th of july celebrations. we have complete team coverage. will tran is live in san francisco to get you ready for tonight's big fireworks show. but first we want to go to anny hong who is in the weather center with your 4th of july forecast. anny. (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during
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afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and the annual parade in danville has just begun. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the event.
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morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th ( lydia ) competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm. this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live....people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow.... reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news.
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( darya ) our team coverage moves to san francisco where crews are getting ready for the big show tonight. kron-four's will tran is live at fisherman's wharf with a preview of tonight's event.
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will. ( will ) before the explosions all that can be heard are hammersas 30 pyro technicians set up the mortars..that are wired up with what are called electronic matches..and loaded with 15-20 tons explosive material..in the form of aerial shells. this is a mock up of what they look like inside. they will be launched from two bargeswith roughly 10-thousand effects going off in 25 minutes. this video from last year gives you an idea of the specatular display to expect. the second barge will be off pier 39.
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out on fisherman's wharf charter boat captains are selling seats on their vessals for around 65 bucks a pop. they say it's the best place to see the show.the fireworks show producer says if you can see the sky above this part of the bay you'll be able to see the show. they've spent months planning for it.the one thing they can't plan for is fog. they buiild in variety so not all of the boom and blasts get swallowed in case the fog does decide to show up.
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focus too much attention on that then you might lose all that it's a good mix of highlow and mid range. >( will ) back to you. ( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) if you plan on taking bart into the city to see the fireworks tonight, keep in mind trains will be running on a weekend schedule. that means they won't be running as often as they do on a normal tuesday. however, bart will be running longer trains to accommodate the larger crowds coming in for the fireworks show. it will also run longer trains during the day because the a's will be playing at the coliseum. their game
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starts at 1:00. ( darya ) and this morning there is a warning for people who want to light their own fireworks. "safe and sane" fireworks are legal in some cities. however in contra costa county, they are illegal everywhere you go. kron four's alecia reid takes a look at the stiff penalties you'll face if you're caught breaking the law. fireworks are always illegal in contra costa county. but that doesn't stop people from lighting themthe fire protection district warns, if caught, there are serious consequences.pkgwarning signs are posted along the wild cat canyon trails. but families living nearby say every year, there are people that set off fireworks in the area. with all the dry brush, it can be disastrous.bala larson - anyone that's you know, heard about the oakland fire, it's definitely scarycaptain george laing says there are numerous amounts of injuries that occur each year because of fireworks.. and crews are stretched thin on the fourth because of fires due to the "setting off" of illegal fireworks.our units will receive multiple dispatches in
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one call, multiple addresses with multiple responses, and there normally will be more than one apparatus going to some kind of incident, and we'll be down to one except for very critical incidents keep in mind there could be felony charges associated with an arrest if someone is injured or property is damaged. it'll also cost you a pretty penny.you'll be liable for all the costs of fire protection. for example if we look in this area behind us, if cal fire is needed to assist us in extinguishing a fire and you started that fire using illegal fireworks, then you're responsible for all the costs. for now, homeowners on this stretch are keeping an eye out to make sure their homes survive the fourth of july holiday.whenever we call the fire department or police they've been extremely responsive. they get here in no time. whatever it is, if we're suspicious about something, the neighbors are really good about calling it in, and they've been very quick to respondstandupas a reminder, captain laing says if caught penalties, fines, and jail time, all increase depending on the amount of illegal fireworks that are in that individual's possession. reporting live from contra costa county.
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( darya ) if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on the bay area's news station. ( darya ) coming up... a popular san francisco tourist spot is seeing a rise in crime. what police are saying about staying safe while visiting the city. and... a man attacks an officer using a strange stolen object, all while not wearing any clothes. we'll show you the incident after the break.
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( darya ) a man is arrested after attacking a police officer at a train stop...all while not wearing
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any clothes. take a look at this... a naked man starts spraying an officer with a stolen pesticide sprayer in texas. he then slaps the officer in the face. the two officers then tased and arrested him. the incident ended with no injuries. the man now faces two charges of assaulting a public servent. ( anny ) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. a full weather report right after the break.
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visitors are snowboarding and skiing at squaw valley for independance day. sqauw valley officials are calling it " an endless winter." there was be a special early fireworks show last night for visitors. (darya) welcome back... checking holiday forecast with anny... (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the
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region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and the annual parade in danville is underway. kron 4's lydia pantazes
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is live at the event. good morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and the annual parade in danville is underway. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the event. good morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley
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boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow....reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) a shocking crime is
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caught on camera near the crooked section of san francisco's lombard street. as kron 4's j.r stone explains... people who live in the area say crime is on the rise. (j.r.)they're after your valuables. in the last week alone people in the area near lombard street have been victimized more than two dozen times.if you're headed to san francisco this july 4th holiday, specifically the crooked section of lombard street.listen up. thieves could be targeting you. this is all new surveillance video of a thief in action. it happened sunday on filbert street, two blocks from
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lombard street. a family parks their car here. you can even see the woman who after exiting, puts her items back inside the car, closes the door, and walk towards the famous section of lombard street. a short time later this man shows up, immediately starts looking in the windowsat one point.glances down the street.goes back to the front seat.busts out the window and grabs what was in plain site.sot is pretty brazen about looking in and then smashing their window and grabbing something out of itjust from talking to the victims i learned it was a bag like a woman's purse with valuables.but this is hardly a rare thing near lombard street. tonight we've crime mapped this area and found at least 24 cases in the past seven days where cars have been broken into. that's within two blocks of the crooked section of the well known street and doesn't include an alleged robbery case that happened here at lombard and jones on sunday. sot there is usually an uptick of crime during the summer we're in the heart of summer right now school is out people are on vacation and coming to the city.jose leos says he does see officers at this lombard street location but feels as though thieves have spread out to nearby blocks. sot i've been here for 20 years and noticed a difference in the last couple of years
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where i've seen an increase in crime.since sunday this video has been viewed hundreds of times on jose's youtube page. there is online frustration from many living in the area when it comes to the police response to these type of crimes.sot when it ends up being just a theft it ends up being a low priorityi just don't want it to escalate. (j.r.)officers recommend going to places like that with groups so someone can watch your back or watch your car when you're busy snapping photos. as to the thief in that video. he has not been caught. live in san francisco, j.r. stone kron 4 news. ( darya ) after the break... ways to keep your pets safe during keep your pets ways to break... after the ( darya )badly.> ( darya ) after the break...
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ways to keep your pets safe during the fireworks show.
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( darya ) for today's holiday, the penninsula humane society wants to help pet owners keep their dogs calm during the fireworks show. kron 4's charles clifford has the details. nats4th of july fireworks can fun for people, but they're not much fun for pets. . . especially dogs. explosions and flashing lights don't remind them of america's independence day.sot
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outdoors.>every year around this time the peninsula humane society sees a dramatic increase in the number of dogs being brought in off the street. these are usually pets that were left in a backyard and then got scared when they heard fireworks.sot with 4th of july just around the corner, the humane society is offering up some simple tips for pet owners to help their dogs cope with fireworks. sot
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checking holiday forecast with
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anny... (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend
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is then likely by the upcoming weekend. ( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and the annual parade in danville is underway. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the event. good morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along
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san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow....reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia.
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we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) our team coverage moves to san francisco where crews are getting ready for the big show tonight. kron-four's will tran is live at fisherman's wharf with a preview of tonight's event. will. ( will ) before the explosions all that can be heard are hammersas 30 pyro technicians set up the mortars..that are wired up with what are called electronic matches..and loaded with 15-20 tons explosive material..in the form of aerial shells. this is a mock up of what they look
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like inside. they will be launched from two bargeswith roughly 10-thousand effects going off in 25 minutes. this video from last year gives you an idea of the specatular display to expect. the second barge will be off pier 39. out on fisherman's wharf charter boat captains are selling seats on their vessals for around 65 bucks a pop. they say it's the best place to see the show.the fireworks show producer says if you can see the sky above this part of the bay you'll be able to see the show. they've spent months planning for it.the one thing they can't plan for is fog. they buiild in variety so not all of the boom and blasts get swallowed in case the fog does decide to show up.
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( darya ) thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning.
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( darya ) if you want to avoid the crowds on fourth of july, we have you covered. kron four will be bring you fireworks from across the bay area and the nation. 'july 4-th live' kicks off tonight at 9, right here on the bay area's news station.
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( darya ) the nathan's annual fourth of july hot dog eating contest is starting right now. vallejo native and the number one ranked competitive eater, joey "jaws" chestnut is defending his title at the contest on coney island in new york. chestnut will be going against the number two ranked competitive eater, matt "mega-toad" stonie who is from
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san jose. last year, chestnut set a record by eating 70 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. ( darya ) alright now i'm going to race kron four's will tran in eating a banana...
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( darya ) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. (anny hong): typical july weather to persist across the region through much of the week with overnight and
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morning low clouds retreating to the coast during afternoon hours. this will result in warm inland temperatures while cooler conditions persist near the coast. there is also the possibility of high based convection (thunderstorms) over the central coast on wednesday. a warming trend is then likely by the upcoming weekend.
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( darya ) and here's a live look outside at the bridges for your commute this morning... you are looking
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at at the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, golden gate bridge and the richmond bridge. ( darya ) back to our top story this morning... 4th of july celebrations around the bay area. and the annual parade in danville is underway. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at the event. good morning lydia. ( lydia )competition is fierce when it comes to getting a spot for the 4th of july parade in danville.look at all these chairs lined up along san ramon valley blvd.people were allowed to start putting out their chairs yesterday at 6pm.this is video of last years parade.the event attracts about 40-thousand people every year.in the parade you'll see different
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bands, gymnasts, horses, antique cars, scouts and other community organizations.the parade rouse starts at the intersection of hartz and railroad avenue and ends at the corner of san ramon valley boulevard .back here live.... people have gotten really creative in saving this spots....this is an example of that.i call him a parade scarecrow....reporting live in danville, lydia pantazes kron4 news. ( darya ) thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) there is a new device
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that can help keep thieves from stealing packages from your front porch. kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate has the details. these amazon lockers are popping up all over the bay area.. mostly at grocery stores.. but also at other types of businesses with a lot of daily foot traffic.. i don't know why amazon did this it comes off a little creepy to me. but they gave
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these lockers names.. like "gavin".amazon offers this service to their online shoppers for any time it's not convenient to deliver to their home. if you're concerned about your package being stolen after it's delivered and before you get to it .. this is a solution to that
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competative eaters are facing off right now in nathan's annual fourth of july hot dog eating contest.
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