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>>our top story tonight at 5.30 california is one of several states defending the affordable care act in federal court today. judges will decide if the act's requirement for americans to buy health insurance or pay a fee is constitutional and kron 4 capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains why governor newsome is concerned about this and how california could respond if the act is found unconstitutional. >>on the same day california defends the affordable care act in federal court governor gavin newsome and some state lawmakers spent time in a community health center in sacramento, 90% of the patients served here are on medicaid or the program that could see changes at the affordable care act is found unconstitutional possibly leaving millions of people without health insurance over half. >>of the country under the age of 65 is holding their breath. waiting for a decision of the 5th circuit that's the 133 million americans with
preexisting conditions that's how consequential. today is the governor celebrated the contrast between the white house and california. >>the state's new health plan is similar to the ac a requiring californians to pay a tax if they don't purchase health insurance. the state is aiming for universal health care and is soon expanding coverage to anyone under the age of 26 regardless of immigration status. we are the most and. >>trump state in america when it comes to health policy. >>and i'm proud of that anticipated more demand. the state is sweetening the deal with loan repayment programs for doctors who promised to serve for patients like doctor, byron ruiz who just found out $300,000 of his debt is gone and i enjoy working with these patients and it is kind of lard. >>keeping up with those loan payments. >>but if the affordable care act is found unconstitutional that will present a new challenge to california's so-called health care for all plan, but to the extent that we get impacted with millions of people lose coverage. i'm
not here to say overnight that will be able to subsidize those losses that would be misleading but we would begin to rebuild that framework in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. >>also tonight kron 4 is always tracking local stories, here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now in the south bay, dozens of nurses were on the picket lines today they want to call attention to the high turnover rates of 2 hospitals, those nurses say it's affecting patient care and good samaritan and a regional medical center in san jose. they want investments in staffing too. so they can better recruit and around longer. both hospitals had a turnover rate of 20% last year, the average rate at california hospitals as 3.2%. there are ongoing contract talks with e california nurses association on the peninsula man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing deaths along skyline
boulevard san mateo last month. >>26 year-old malik the soucie is facing 2 murder charges for the murders that happened just one day apart. police say he lured a taxi driver to the area just north. reads road and stabbed him with a large knife, then officers say the very next day to soak he called a tow truck driver the same area when they say he stabbed and killed him. the motive for the 2 killings have not been released. take a look at this video of a mountain lion that was spotted on a sidewalk in san mateo yeah, a home surveillance capture that sunday in the 400 block of 22th avenue and nobody saw the mountain lion in person but their egos police searched the area and they couldn't find it officers are remind you to keep a close watch on small children when hiking are traveling in wooded areas and right apparently in the east bay you can no longer buy flavored tobacco and east cigarettes and livermore city leaders just approved that measure last night kron 4
sarah stinson has more on the new law. >>after last night's vote livermore is now the first city in the tri valley to ban the sale the cigarettes and flavored tobacco i spoke with several people who live here in favor and against the ban. >>i think livermore has already been a fairly progressive city as it is so on the fact that they are taking our health into their hands is a great thing. >>this country is built on that freedom. i don't believe the government's got any business. telling people what to do in that in that regard. >>livermore passed a similar e cigarette ban a san francisco just 2 weeks later, but city council here went a step further the ordinance also prohibits the sale of all tobacco products within 1000 feet of youth populated areas such as parks and schools, i don't think that our youth should exposed to that kind of stuff and um yeah i think a little more side. >>doing the right thing. >>city council is passionate about banning such products
after recent california, healthy kids survey showed the cigarette usage reached 30% among livermore 11th graders in the 2017 2018 school year which is a rapid increase from the year before. the survey also showed 72% of livermore 11th graders believed it was easy to get their hands on the cigarettes livermore superintendent and school board are in favor of the ban speaking out against the ordinance was alameda county tobacco control coalition and business owners who sell these products there's about 61 retailers in the city who will be affected by the ban the flavored tobacco products in the cigarettes will officially be banned 29 days from today in livermore sarah stinson kron 4 news. >>right over whether check and we've been looking at that fog member yesterday sfo had all kinds of problems above delays over an hour and a half today not seen that you're seeing some low cloud deck but apparently they get in there right now so no delays across the board at all bay area
airports certainly we are seeing plenty of fog again. we had a wrapped up by a storm system to our north. you see right there kind of fall apart by the time to make its way into california may be some showers lingering in far northern california. we are dealing with low clouds and the cloud cover some drizzle out along the coastline certainly be damp. i think in the morning up toward the beaches again and by the afternoon, lots of sunshine except out along the coast. we'll keep you pretty cloudy and that will continue right through thursday, so temperatures breaking out like this in your 4 zone forecast 61, downtown san francisco pena some cloudy skies, the sunset and only about 59 degrees 57 cool and pacific a 59 in melbourne on a 64 degrees, some sunshine in millbrae as you work your way inside the peninsula lot of 70's beginning to show up a warm as you make your way in redwood city in palo alto about 77 in campbell tomorrow, 76, los gatos about 74 degrees in milpitas ca lady showed up in parts of the east bay, so nice warm temperatures there. a look at you a little bit cooler as you make your way inside the bay numbers along the coastline, definitely cooler with that patchy fog.
>>a new york family is demanding answers at that after they say their loved one died while getting an operation in the dominican republic, and this is the popular tourist destination is dealing with an increase in the deaths of vacationing americans not a good window has the details. >>it's been a nightmare i don't know how to even i don't know how to even explain its next scene david still in disbelief. she was powerful about family after her sister alexandra medina died hundreds of miles away after deciding to go under the knife for liposuction and the dominican republic. their mother received a devastating phone call the day after independence day the sergeant told her. >>this isn't a phone all that i ever was to ever make to anyone hold on to the deer's parts of yourself and to god, but unfortunately your daughter has died according to the daily mail, the 33 year-old new rochelle mother of one is the second new yorker and a 3rd american to die in the last month after
visiting doctor felix on one side at the doctor or deny on the us clinic in santo domingo. >>david says there were several red flags. my sister was saying i you know i don't think this is a good idea because you know at first we were supposed to have is that the hospital in on the changing over here the dr. recently named one of the most dangerous countries to have surgery but many still make the trip for medical procedures because it can cost thousands less than here in the u s but in his family worries doctors didn't follow proper medical practices. they want those responsible for her death held accountable we're praying that we get all types of investigations started but we're still not getting answers. the minister of health in the d r told local news outlets monday they are now opening an investigation into the clinic, our main priority is to seek justice. that was not yet kalinda po republic continue to make efforts to calm the fears of the american tourist. the attorney general announced plans for the creation of a tour his center whose goals
will be to provide assistance to tourists who have fallen victim, 2 ingthe main tourist destinations that center will be staffed with prosecutors lawyers an administrative staff who speak english and other languages. just last week, dominican authorities invited the cdc and the atf to investigate the recent deaths of americans there. >>jaycee is joining forces with the south bay cannabis company how he plans on helping to boost the brand name the and the bay area boys gaining popularity after drawing some pretty impressive chalker will interest introduce you to him and after the break a warning about a car that's popular with children right now how it could pose a choking hazard.
>>happening now a pushy version of the toy story 4 character for key, it has been recalled because of a choking hazard. the consumer product safety commission says about 80,000 toys are affected in this in the movie toy story 4, 4, key was created out of a sport combinations spoon and fork it is sold at disney stores, walt disney world disneyland resort and online regulators are warning the ice can come off posing a choking risk for young children, anyone with the toys should return it to a disney park or store. >>mother is outraged after her side it's turned away from summer camp and it's because
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kids can go to simply be kids. foster mom amber check. he says that camp was supposed to be talk to a creek camp in payson her 9 year-old transgender son as most children would be was excited beyond words, my child was looking forward to doing archery in kayaking with the help of the arizona friends of foster care in the family's court appointed special advocate, her son received a $400 scholarship to pay for the camp that began july 14th where he was born. >>female identified but feels in his brain and his heart that. >>he's a boy 9 year-old has become an advocate for the lgbtq community and has thrived on every front but last month just a few weeks prior to the camp check he was informed her child would not be allowed to attend the an email saying. >>sorry he's not able to attend any more and that they the camp staff that they had that has a degree in is no longer a weren't able to
attend so they be refunding us. she says the only request they made was that he would be able to stay in the boys tense. >>and use a private bathroom or bathroom with a curtain any tell. >>a 9 year-old he's accepted in every other aspect of their life in their house and their school. >>that they can't go to camp. she says the camp promoted itself is inclusive with a focus on anti-bullying message. she says they are clearly not living up to after speaking to was she received an email from the camp hoping to resolve the matter but for checking. it's too little. >>too late to need the motivation seems like they just want to stay out of out of the light at press. >>as cameron poem reporting the c o did release a statement it says in part we recently learned as we plan for our camps that in order to fully accommodate transgender youth week would need additional staff training for all our camp counselors there for we felt that this time we would not be capable of accommodating transgender campers to the best of our ability to says that they will have proper training though for staff by next summer.
>>a toddler from indiana fell to her death from the deck of a royal caribbean cruise ship on sunday. it happened when the ship was docked in san juan puerto rico, 18 month old chloe should been playing with her grandfather on dec 11 of the freedom of the seas. the family's attorney says the grandfather set her on a ledge by a glass wall so she could look out. but he had no idea one window in the wall was open. >>a grandfather's corey was 18 months old the planning the play zone. and there's this wall. all windows saw glass windows and a grandfather thought that it was entirely glass so would really right there. he puts her up on their thinking that she's got nothing on the glass and it's going to be great and she goes to being the class the next thing you know >>the attorney says that he will do everything he can to hold the cruise line accountable for what he says appears to be negligence. >>let's go ahead and take a live look outside right now at
san francisco's embarcadero still gray out there you're kind of gray and now almost kind of drizzly looking. yeah, very damp, especially approaching the coastline still have that sunshine and many of the valley's before toward the coast today. >>not much in the way of sunshine in fact very wet that bouncing up against the east bay hills now looking for berkeley see the clouds are already moved on shore. given the idea that the on shore breeze already kicked in early today and that is going to send the cloud deck even further inland overnight tonight. temperatures today did come back a little bit inland 64 degrees and below normal as we head into san francisco today, 71 right at the average in oakland 75. in san jose little bit cooler than normal back in the 80's today in livermore in congress we warmed up of 2 degrees. they're still running below the average for this time of year. and 80 degrees and santa rosa. storm clouds how about that pretty significant storm specially for this time of year effect in the pacific northwest, rain moving up in that direction right now some of some heavy amounts of rain moving in the seattle parts of the portland area all the way
down in the ban impact, and it really for the south a doppler radar picking up a few showers people out there doing little campaigner enjoying some summertime up another north there in the chest area get some raindrops fall on their neighborhood right now, but right now we're keeping things mostly dry here around the bay area with the exception of some of that drizzle but that front that's approaching the coastline going to start to fall apart, but it's going deep in the marine layer again tonight and it's going to move it further and further on shore sea breezes been kicking up all the way to 23 miles per byron so well inland, you're seeing enough of a westerly wind you get the idea the clouds are going to move right into the delta tonight into the valleys overnight and yeah it's going to be pretty cloudy everywhere you go. temperatures right now you've got 74 degrees and sunny skies and live more 76 and conquer right now 73. in santa rosa 68 degrees and oakland. this cold front going to begin to come on shore but the energy from the syringe of high pressure just too strong it's going to bounce most of that brain system up to the north and that will keep the rain up to the pacific northwest, maybe just clipping again far
northern california we're going to see the fog low clouds and maybe some drizzle along the coastline overnight tonight that models picking up on that watch this as we roll through time here the clouds begin to move in you start to see some of the green developing along the coastline. that's a model picking up on the drizzle a little far on shore the clouds going to move in overnight tonight into tomorrow morning we see plenty of those clouds going really fill into the bay throughout the night tonight, so cloudy or start the day tomorrow and again looks like those temperatures running a little bit below average for this time of year. thank you lawrence. kron 4 news at 5 p could be a little because so and the making. >>we catch up with this bay area 6 year-old chalk art is making waves online.
this is nissan intelligent mobility. ♪ >>a 6 year-old boy from west opened his becoming an internet star after videos of his sidewalk chalk art they've gone viral hit his impressive freehand doing is captivating thousands of people across the country. conference downpour has the story. >>they say a picture's worth a 1000 words that's certainly true for 6 year-old yvonne mostly junior. using the sidewalk as his canvas. this west oakland boy has garnered the attention of thousands with his impressive dueling. >>videos of his drawings have been viewed millions of times on twitter like hear word yvonne is shown easily sketching the video game character sonic the hedgehog.
>>a lot of the people reaching out from all over the world. something that we went in expecting it was just a random post. >>april littlefield is to vonn's grandmother. she says divides gift for art actually came as a surprise he always given me pictures from other they. >>i didn't know that he was actually your and then i thought they were coming out a coloring book. >>his talents maybe wowing the web right now, but graham on family have enjoyed a front row seat, it is. >>also doesn't have to trace he doesn't have have the picture next to him. he does have his own image inside his in his hand. >>when the vase not playing with his favorite toys he spends his time drawing his favorite characters from black panther to captain america. the list doesn't stop there. and for to van this all comes naturally, you'd never had any
formal training. >>no one ever encouraged him no nothing new with ever taken out here and if they drive you. he looked at a picture he played with the toys and then he did drop them. >>so why does he do this. >>is down >>and ask his family. his story is only just beginning. >>i want the world to get ready for the van mostly junior because he's coming. >>dan thorn kron 4 news wow that whaps up kron 4 news at 5. >>ken wayne and pam moore here with kron 4 news at 6 vicki thanks to you both coming up next on kron 4 news at 6 o'clock dozens of firefighters found to have elevated levels of 10 toxins after fighting a north a wildfire back in 2017 the changes that the fire chief says me to happen high tension in the court brewmaster calm says cross examination ago ship fire trial. >>how he responded when grilled on whether he was telling the truth. plus an east bay teenager gunned down outside a fast-food restaurant
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us, i'm pam moore and i'm ken wayne, a man is charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 36 lives that were lost the night of the fire. >>back in 2016 today cross examination started kron four's michelle kingston was there. >>my my conscious strong human being you know he's withstood an awful lot of pain and suffering from all quarters in from all directions. and he's there and he's fighting for his life and he's doing a good job in a dark green suit jacket in a tan shirt. >>derick almena return to the stand on tuesday completing direct examination and beginning cross examination with prosecutor watching james to hit all may know, but fast questions about the zoning of the warehouse and whether or not he was telling the truth in previous testimony and what appeared to be an attempt to catch in a in a lie. colleen dolan, the mother of one of the 36 victims of the ghost ship warehouse fire isn't believing a word almena