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( robin ) this morning on the kron 4 this morning ( robin )
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weekend. the upcoming possible late in the upcoming weekend.
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with a good was a good man, agree our mayor
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emotional (robin) emotional words from the now acting mayor of san francisco.. this as the city mourns the sudden death of mayor ed lee. flags are at half staff around san francisco this morning. and there is a growing memorial outside city hall for mayor ed lee. there many people are stopping to pay their respects. the 65-year-old died early yesterday morning after collapsing while shopping. kron4's ali reid has more. the memorial in front of city hall continues to grow tonight. the city paying their respects to the mayor who they say lived a life of service.pkgat 1-11 tuesday morning, san francisco mayor ed lee passed away at zuckerberg san
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francisco general and hospital officials are not yet releasing the cause of death. his family has asked that we share no further medical information and due to state and federal privacy laws we have to respect those wishes. the mayor was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. doctors worked on him for hours but it was too late. a number of city officials and supporters gathered at city hall to pay respects to mayor lee.he was from the dawn of his career, an advocate for the powerless a voice for the overlooked, someone who looked out for others in need before himself. that commitment to others defined the mayors 3 decades of public service.in the last 6 years, mayor ed lee made a lot of positive changes in the city. including helping pass one of the highest minimum wages in the country. i think people will realize in the coming days what he dd for san francisco. and the reason a lot of people don't know what he did for sf is that he wasn't a boastful person. he was simply a civil servant. he loved the job. he loved sf. in addition to maintaining her position as president of the board of supervisors, london breed is now the city's acting mayor. a special election will be held june 5th of next year. a mayor will then be chosen to fulfill the rest of mayor ed lee's term that expires in 2020.standupflags will continue to fly at half staff for the next 30 days while the city mourns itsfirst chinese
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american mayor .reporting in san francisco .. ali reid kron 4news. (robin @ bam) ed lee's low key style served him well as he dealt with the many challenges he faced during his nearly seven -years in office as the mayor of san francisco. as catherine heenan show us, he was both blamed and applauded for changing the face of san francisco. it is special to be the first asian american mayor of this cityed lee took office nearly seven years ago.... a longtime city hall bureaucrat who said he had no ambition other than to serve out gavin newsom's term after newsom was elected lieutenant governor.a protege of chinatown political legend rose pak, he changed his mind after a few months and filed for re=election.his priorities ... economic growth and affordable housing, two goals that sometimes came in conflict with each other. (cagle) "san francisco is hoping tax breaks will keep twitter from moving its headquarters elsewhere..."the so=called twitter tax convinced tech giants like twitter, linkedin and salesforce that san francisco was a viable alternative to
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silicon valley.(gabe) another big score for mayor ed lee and the blossoming tech scene in san francisobut as rents soared and apartment vacancies plunged, he faced a growing backlash from housng advocates. you know you have no heart, man. you're kicking the people who built this city out of here.getting ready for the 49ers steelers and ... whoa.an embarassing blackout at candlestick ... as the 49ers packed their bags for santa clara.it appears that there will be no hail mary pass from mayor ed lee or the city of san francisco to keep the 49ers in town.sot.that might be costing 200 to 400 million dollars and nobody has that kind of money lying around.the mayor did manage to lure the warriors across the bay .... and loved to celebrate the giants world series wins.yes! plagued with police problems from racists text to officer involved shootings, the mayor was forced to fire his his police chief ... and suspend sheriff ross mirkarimi after he convicted of and admitted to domestic violence.mayor lee celebrated the supreme court
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decision lealizing same sex marriagefull marriage equality! and this year when donald trump threatened to cut off funds to cities providing sactuary to undocumented mmigrants, the mayor responded wit ha lawsuitwe are a sanctuary city, we have not changed we do not plan to (robin) mayor ed lee is being remembered this morning all across san francisco. he lived in glen park and some people held a small vigil outside his home. kron 4's j.r. stone continues our coverage of the death of the mayor. prayers outside the glen park home where san francisco mayor ed lee lived.sot just like everyone else it's shock and sad i think we lost a great mayor.his neighbor bob who lived next store to lee talked with him just days ago. he
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said the mayor was tired but it was also late in the evening at the end of what had likely been a long day for lee. sot kinda showing tiredness but not in any impeding.never ended for himneighbors say they would often see mayor lee heading to work in the morning. sotsee him leave his home those who were here praying tuesday night said lee was the mayor of jobs.when he took office in 2011 the unemployment rate was almost 9 percent in san francisco. in october of this year it was 2.6 percent in the city. sot..came from seattle
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(robin) the unexpected death of mayor lee is prompting reaction from lawmakers. in a statement -- governor jerry brown says in part: "ed was a true champion for working people and epitomized the california spirit. he'll truly be missed." (robin) we also spoke to house minority leader nancy pelosi. she says mayor ed lee was highly respected by other mayors all over the nation.
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gavin newsom tweeted: "absolutely heartbroken by mayor lee's passing. san francisco has lost a selfless leader, and dedicated public servant.... whose intellect, integrity, boundless optimism & contagious love... elevated our city. jen and i mourn the loss of a dear friend. our prayers are with anita, brianna and tania." (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... with the passing of mayor ed lee, london breed is now the new acting mayor of san francisco. a look into who she is. (robin) and... an overnight fire in the east bay has destroyed a pair of homes and damaged a half dozen others. details on what started the blaze. (robin) also... a heated exchange in a east bay starbucks. the altercation that led to a woman being escorted out.
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(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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rebecca:look for mostly dry conditions today before a storm system brings widespread rainfall and breezy to locally gusty winds during the day wednesday to the north bay and through the remainder of the region wednesday night. after another period of dry conditions, a third system is possible late in the upcoming weekend. weekend. the upcoming weekend.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (robin @ landing) (robin @ landing) with mayor ed
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lee's passing london breed becomes san francisco's new acting mayor. she was first elected to the board of supervisors in 2012. and re-elected in 2016. and the board of supervisors elected her as its president twice since 2015. kron 4's dan kerman has more. soti am currently the acting mayor and will assume that responsibilitysan francisco native london breed becomes san francisco's first african american woman to take charge of the citysot amos brown/ naacp sf president 10-20she's
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proven she can break the glass ceiling, that she can hold her own with men and this is what we need more ofnaacp san francisco president and 3rd baptist church pastor amos brown says breed is a member of his church and learned leadership skills through the naacp youth council. like ed lee, breed grew up in public housing, but says that did not serve as a roadblock to her success sotshe aspired for the stars, the heights she did not settle with mediocritybreed got her bacherlors degree from uc davis and her masters from the university of san francisco and brown thinks she has the qualities of a great leadersotshe has always had the capacity to relate to her elders and learn and grow and that's a great achievement.as
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board president breed often stood along side mayor lee. while he is a tough act to follow her supporters think she is readysotshe's tough enough to do the job and do an excellent job and as a team player with all the stake holders in the community and those in city government, i am sure she will serve us well standup dan kerman/sf 147-156 in addition to her duties as acting mayor, breed will continue to service as board of supervisors president. at sf city hall, dan kerman kron 4 news. (robin) our coverage on the death of mayor ed lee continues on kron-4-dot-com. we are posting reaction from the community... we also have a photo gallery of ed lee during his tenure as mayor along with a look back at his major accomplishments. (robin @ landing) an
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overnight fire in the oakland hills has destroyed two homes and damaged a half dozen others. and we are now hearing from neighbors who saw the flames just feet away from their houses. kron 4's charles clifford has the details.
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(robin) video of a heated exchange in a walnut creek starbucks.. it shows a woman appearing to get angry at other customers for speaking korean. it caused such a stir she was eventually escorted out. kron four's spencer blake has more on how it all "especially that oriental. i hate it.i'm sorry, but they are allowed to speak their language.you know what, president obama said that everyone in here, the majority in america, should speak english."this encounter caught on cell phone video inside this walnut creek starbucks sunday shows a woman who absolutely did ánot want to hear other customers speaking in korean."(speaks in korean)."
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that might have been one of the sentences the woman heard from sean lee, who was tutoring a community college student, annie.that sentence basically means 'we might need to brainstorm this way and write the essay that way.'"out of nowhere - we didn't provoke her, we were just minding our own business - this lady just suddenly says, 'don't you dare say that again.'"at first they didn't realize the woman was talking to them, because she was a complete stranger to them.annie pulled out her phone and hit record.for a while, the woman tried to hide her face behind her binder."if they want to sit and be quiet, that'd be great.if you don't want to hear it, they're welcome to be here. they're doing nothing wrong; you're the one that's causing an issue."the other voice you heard was one of two starbucks baristas who came to annie's defense.they politely asked her to leave, but the woman refused, so they called police. "this was actually my very first time interacting with someone like this, and that's why i was even more surprised. i mean, i see videos like this online, ya know i see it on the news, but it's not something i would ever imagine happening to me or anyone i know."lee says the woman didn't say much more until
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police arrived, but then again berated annie as officers finally got the woman to leave. the video has gotten over a hundred thousand views, and comments very supportive of lee and his student.he hopes the surprising conversation will spread awareness, and help erase some ignorance. (robin) a democrat from alabama is headed to the u-s senate for the first time since 1992. but his controversial republican challenger is not ready to concede just yet. doug jones projected to beat roy moore. write-in ballots may have actually decided the race.. with many republicans promising to do that after allegations against the gop candidate involving teen girls. natasha chen is in birmingham tracking developments. alabama republican senate candidate roy moore is not conceding to democrat doug jones, telling campaign supporters "it's not over." "it's going to take some time," the candidate says during a brief appearance before supporters.campaign chairman bill armistead says that because the vote is close and approaching the state's recount requirement, "we do not have a final decision on the outcome."alabama state law calls for a recount if the
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margin of victory is less than one-half of one percentage point. with all precincts reporting, jones leads by 1.5 percentage points - three times what's required to trigger a recount.if the secretary of state determines there were more write-in votes than the difference between jones and moore, the state's counties would be required to tally those votes. it's not clear how that would help moore, who ended the night moore, who that would help moore, who that would help not clear how that would help moore, who ended the night trailing jones by more than 20,000 votes. (robin) still ahead on the kron
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four morning news... "the fate of the furious" has helped the studio that produced it accomplish something incredible. details next.
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welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... "furious" and "despicable" are usually negative words, but for one film studio, they mean big bucks. david daniel has that and more in the hollywood minute. nat) "if you're gonna catch dom, you guys are gonna work together.""surprise!"it's no surprise "the fate of the furious" pushed universal pictures past a major milestone: five-billion dollars at the global box office this year. "furious" accounted for one-point-two billion of that total, and "despicable me three" added a little over a billion more. it's just the second time universal has reached five- billion... disney and warner brothers also hit that mark in recent days."it's a very original story."jennifer lawrence is headed to iceland! at least, that's the setting of her upcoming film, "burial rites." lawrence is set to star in the 19th century true- crime drama, about the last woman to be publicly executed in iceland, back in 18-30. (nat-flying, lasers)think fans
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are excited for "star wars: the last jedi" to debut this weekend? online ticket site fandango says the film is its top advance ticket-seller of the year... and its biggest since 20-15's "star wars: the force awakens," which went on to the biggest opening weekend of all time. we'll see if that record's still standing after this weekend. in hollywood, i'm david daniel (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll be back with more of your kron 4 morning news after the break.
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welcome back. checking
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in on your morning forecast. rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 bridge wb 80 is spots. bay no major hot next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from
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the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (robin) back to our (robin) back to our top story... many san franciscians are still absorbing the shock of
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the sudden death of mayor ed lee. the mayor passed away suddenly early yesterday morning. kron4's maureen kelly talked with people as a procession carried the mayor's body to a funeral home. motorcyclesa san francsico police officers on motorcycles drive off in advance from general hospital to escort the late mayor has he taken away in a coroner's van. a small crowd gathered to watch the motorcade drive by.some still in shock by the news.and i said this i said no this can't be true, man i just saw him yesterday he was downtown doing some homeless coalition work yesterday and i said well manshocked and very sad and i'm still very sadat noon there was a moment of silence for mayor lee.trains stopped in their tracks.as an announcement overhead called him a champion for public transportation and offered thoughts and prayers to his family.commuters at the glen park stop expressed their feelings over his passing.very sad and somber it's very unfortunatei'm sorry for the people who are having trouble with homeless because he was such an advocate for the homeless and low income
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families so that's my saddest thoughtcythnia choi with chinese for affirmative action says mayor lee's appointment in 2011 was culturally significant.first is the first asian american first chinese american mayor of san francisco arguably the most asian american cities in the country it was a big deal for him to become mayor especially if you think about the early days of the history of the city where asian americans face a lot of discrimination so it was more than symbolic that he became the mayor of the citybut choi, who first meet lee in his early days as a tenent advocate says his tireless dedication to san francisco will be his legacy.so i think he'll be remembered most for being a true and true public servant and really wanting to make the city work for all its residents he served in the city for 25 years starting off in the nonprofit sector as a as an affordable housing advocate fighting for the rights of all tenants and that was dear to my heart in terms of what i remember about him his last tweet showed how his heart never strayed from his roots.promoting the introduction of legislation to
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recoup costs from landlords illegally housing tenants in unsafe dwellings.maureen kelly kron4 news. (robin) our coverage on the death of mayor ed lee .... continues on kron-4-dot-com. we are posting reaction from the community... we also have a photo gallery of ed lee during his tenure as mayor.. along with a look back at his major accomplishments. (robin) in the east bay... new testimony in the preliminary hearing for the two people charged with the ghost ship warehouse fire deaths. a contractor says he previously talked to defendant derick almena before that deadly night. the contractor discussed electrical conditions inside the warehouse and calling them "unsafe." when almena was presented with this - the contractor says almena did not want to do anything about it. now the victims attorney is speaking out.
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"listening to the story you keep hoping that the story will change but yet you know that it won't. that these people were trapped and couldn't get out of this inferno.">(robin) another person who was living inside the warehouse at the hearing saying, the night of the fire was like a horror show. the proceeding will continue wednesday. it is expected the judge will decide whether there is enough evidence for both suspects to face a jury trial. (robin) also in the east bay... the man accused in the death of a bay bridge toll worker has been officially charged. daniel berk was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and six counts of felony d-u-i. berk is accused of driving his truck into a booth, killing 46-year-old caltrans worker si si han. c-h-p officers say they could smell odors of alcohol and marijuana on berk when they arrived on scene. berk's next court appearance has not been released yet. han leaves behind a husband and 10 young daughter.
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stopping on the train tracks is not only dangerous, it can cost you a pretty penny. kron 4's stanely roberts shows us on this edition of people behaving oh so often drivers get a moment to reflect on decisions in life, wondering if they made the right decision or maybe they should waited nats: ambiance the only problem is they are on active train tracks . but before we delve deep in to the bad choices made ..lets go over a pressing matter there are two important rules when around active railroad tracksnats: ambiance rule number one, never stop on railroad tracks
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nats: ambiance rule number two .never forget rule number one if you forget both rules there is a chance you couls be in a world of trouble i'm in burlingame at california and broadway. a grade crossing for caltrain which rolls by at speeds just shy of 80 miles per hour nats: ambiance the funny thing about trains, they don't have steering wheels, they can't stop on a dime and you have to be on or neat the tracks to get hit.there are miles and miles of roadway and only a small sections of tracks you should avoid, there are even signs telling you not to stop on the track nats: ambiance so why is that rule so hard to follow . all too often when hear about cars, trucks even people getting hit by trains. what i will never understand is not only are some people stopped on the tracks, they are actually looking at their phones while sitting on the tracks. nats: ambianceif you get caught stopping on active train tracks the fine is pretty steep however if you get hit by a train while stopped on the tracks the fine wont really matter now will it? a lot of the train collisions you don't hear about are the ones where the train clips the back of the car or truck ripping off the bumper because it didn't clear the tracks nat: ambiancei don't know
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what's going though your head when you're sitting on the tracks . but i do know what will go though your head when you get hit by a train . the enginenats: ambiance in burlingame stanley roberts in burlingame nats: ambiance the enginenats: ambiance in burlingame stanley roberts kron 4 news (robin) coming up... the man convicted of kidnapping and murdering sierra lamar has been sentenced... we have reaction from the victim's (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
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,$8drw (robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast.
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rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week. no major hot spots. bay no major hot
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. . richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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(robin) the sentence has been handed down in the kidnapping and murder of sierra lamar. as kron4's rob fladeboe reports antolin garcia torres will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. nats (la mar family celebrates outside courtroom)this was the
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scene outside the hall of justice late today as marlene and steve lamar and their supporters exchanged hugs and handshakes following an emotional day in court that saw the man convicted of murdering their daughter sierra sentenced to life in prison without parole.marlene lamar/sierrra's mothersteve lamar/sierra's father surrounded by these and other photos of sierra, marlene and steve lamar read powerful victim statements blasting garcia torres for robbing of them of their daughter sierra, who vanished on her way to school in march of 2012. a jury convicted him last summer. sierra's body has never been found.jeff
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rosen/santa clara county dist. attorneyearlier in the dist. attorneyclara county dist. attorneyearlier in the day, the judge denied a motion for a new trial, after a detective denied that he planted evidence. the defense is setting the stage for an appeal says legal analyst steven clark.marlene lamarin san jose rob fladboe kron 4 news (robin) in oakland... now that the city and its union employees have agreed to enter mediation -the labor strike has been suspended. city services resumed, which is good news for everyone except for those who have enjoyed not paying the parking meters in recent days.. kron4's
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haaziq madyun shows you from the looks of this video you know what this means? parking enforcement is back in oaklandsotthat is because oakland city employees are back on the job doing among other things, issuing parking tickets, now that mediation has begun between the city and the union representing city employees...suspending a seven day strike and ending free parking in oaklandsot parking meter enforcement is not the only city service that has returnedsean maher/oakland public works: "the workers of oakland are excited to be back. we are picking up dumping, cleaning up encampments, we are street sweeping. we are fixing up potholes. we are responding to safety scenarios. we are back. there is a fair amount of backlog for us to catch up on this week. we are bringing every force we have to get it done. in the meantime we ask anyone who has a concern, who sees dumping that needs picking up, potholes that need filling to give us a call">and don't forget to feed the meter...in oakland haaziq
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madyun kron4news (robin) california and the trump administration are squaring off in a federal court hearing over birth control rules. the hearing is happening in oakland where no ruling occurred yesterday. the judge will decide on whether or not to block new trump administration rules allowing more employers to 'opt out' of birth control coverage. the state of california is arguing the rules could result in the loss of no-cost contraception services for millions of women. but a justice department lawyer argued the state has not identified a single woman who would be affected and adds the rules protect religious freedom. (robin) tens of thousands of people are still evacuated in southern california as several wildfires rage on. the thomas fire is the largest of them all. and the massive wildfire is still marching up california's coast. it's grown to 236-thousand acres. and
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is just 25 percent contained. and is threatening communities and santa barbara and venture counties. it's day nine of red flag conditions in the region. but firefighters took advantage of calmer overnight winds the fire is now the fifth largest in california history. (robin) and we have now learned the cause of a fire that destroyed six homes in the exclusive bel air neighborhood of los angeles. fire officials say it was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment. you may remember the dramatic images of this fire surrounding interstate 405. at one point it even burned near the world-famous getty museum. however no one was found in the camp where it started, and no arrests have been made. (robin) and here's a live look outside...from the sutro cam.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 (robin @ landing) good news if
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mayor was a good man, with a good heart.">( darya ) emotional words from the now acting mayor of san francisco. reaction to the sudden death of mayor ed lee. ( james ) plus... a racist rant in a bay area starbucks goes viral. now... the people targeted are speaking out. ( darya ) and firefighters are making some progress against one of the largest wildfires in state history. the help they got ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca: high pressure continues to
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produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) our top story this morning... people around the bay area are still in shock ... after the sudden death of san francisco mayor ed lee.( james ) kron 4's will tran joins us live from city hall. will.. ( james )people around the bay area are still in shock ... after the sudden death of san francisco mayor ed lee.the mayor passed away suddenly yesterday morning ... a small crowd gathered to watch san francisco police escort the
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late mayor's body who was taken in a coroner's van.many saw mayor lee as an advocate who was truly dedicated to the city of san francisco.
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with mayor ed lee's passing ... board of supervisors president, london breed, becomes san francisco's new acting mayorshe is san francisco's first african american woman to take charge of the city.she was first elected to the board of supervisors in 2012 .. and re- elected in 2016.and the board of supervisors elected her as its president twice.as board president ... breed often stood along side mayor lee.her supporters say she has the experience to lead the city.
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addition to her duties as acting mayor, breed will continue to service as board of supervisors president. ( james ) sierra lamar's killer is going to prison for the rest of his life. antolin garcia torres has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. surrounded by photos of sierra ... her parents steve and marlene lamar read powerful victim statements blasting garcia torres for robbing them of their daughter. she vanished on her way to school in march of 2012. her body has never been found. a jury convicted garcia of her murder last summer.
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evidence. the defense says they are going to appeal the sentencing. ( darya ) tens of thousands of people are still evacuated in southern california as several wildfires rage on. the thomas fire is the largest. the massive wildfire is still marching up california's coast. it's grown to 236- thousand acres. and is now 25 percent contained. the fire is threatening communities and santa barbara and venture counties. but firefighters took advantage of calmer overnight winds to make some gains. ( darya ) we know the cause of the fire that destroyed six homes in the exclusive bel air neighborhood of los angeles. fire officials say it was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment. you may remember the dramatic images of this fire surrounding interstate 405. at one point... it even burned near the world-famous getty museum. but no one was found in the camp where the fire started... and no arrests have been
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( james ) today... we could find out if the two men charged in the ghost ship fire will stand trial. an oakland fire captain testified yesterday. he said master tenant derick almena told him -- back in september 2014 -- that no one was living at the structure. last december... 36- people died in a fire at the warehouse. the captain said he noted his concerns in a one- page report. but he said he doesn't know if they ever followed up on his report. now -- the victims attorney is speaking out. ( james ) another person who was living inside the warehouse... said the night of the fire was like a horror show. almena and ghost ship creative director max harris .... face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. ( james ) happening now in the east bay... police in berkeley are looking for a man they say is connected to two recent robberies and one attempted robbery. police
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say this man robbed a pharmacy and a restaurant in berkeley. he is also wanted for trying to rob another pharmacy. berkeley police are working with several other police departments to track this man down. nobody was injured in any of the ( darya ) also in the east bay... one person is arrested after an hours long standoff with police in oakland. it started yesterday morning on 41st avenue. a swat team was called to the scene. 6 hours later police say a person was taken into custody. police have not released any details about what led up to the the person into custody. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... paying for birth control. it's a battle that's playing out in the bay area. how the outcome could affect millions of women. ( darya ) plus... an upset in alabama. a democrat wins a senate seat. but his republican opponent isn't conceding just yet. what could happen next between doug jones and roy moore. ( darya ) also... a heated
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confrontation at an east bay starbucks. what sparked the rant... that got one woman kicked out of the store. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. no major hot no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. when it comes to heartburn
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the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast. rebecca: high pressure rebecca: high pressure continues to
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produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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exchange at a walnut creek starbucks goes viral. it shows a woman getting angry with other customers... for speaking in their native language of korean. kron 4's spencer blake spoke to the people targeted by the woman's outrage. "especially that oriental. i hate it.i'm sorry, but they are allowed to speak their language.you know what, president obama said that everyone in here, the majority in america, should speak english."this encounter caught on cell phone video inside this walnut creek starbucks sunday shows a woman who absolutely did ánot want to hear other customers speaking in korean."(speaks in korean)." that might have been one of the sentences the woman heard from sean lee, who was tutoring a community college student, annie.that sentence basically means 'we might need to brainstorm this way and write the essay that way.'"out of nowhere - we didn't provoke her, we were just minding our own business - this lady just suddenly says, 'don't you dare say that again.'"at first they didn't realize the woman was talking to them, because she was a complete stranger to
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them.annie pulled out her phone and hit record.for a while, the woman tried to hide her face behind her binder."if they want to sit and be quiet, that'd be great.if you don't want to hear it, they're welcome to be here. they're doing nothing wrong; you're the one that's causing an issue."the other voice you heard was one of two starbucks baristas who came to annie's defense.they politely asked her to leave, but the woman refused, so they called police. "this was actually my very first time interacting with someone like this, and that's why i was even more surprised. i mean, i see videos like this online, ya know i see it on the news, but it's not something i would ever imagine happening to me or anyone i know."lee says the woman didn't say much more until police arrived, but then again berated annie as officers finally got the woman to leave. the video has gotten over a hundred thousand views, and comments very supportive of lee and his student.he hopes the surprising conversation will spread awareness, and help erase some ignorance. ( darya ) california and the trump administration are squaring off in a federal
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court hearing over birth control rules. the hearing happened in oakland. there was no ruling yesterday. the judge will decide whether to block new trump administration rules... allowing more employers to 'opt out' of birth control coverage. the state says the 'opt out' option could lead to millions of women lossing no-cost contraception services. but a justice department lawyer argued the state has not identified a single woman who would be affected. ( james ) national news... a stunning victory for the democratic senate candidate in alabama - doug jones. but republican roy moore says he's not conceding the race -- just yet. moore's campaign chairman says there could be a recount. this race drew national attention -- fueling a country-wide debate about sexual abuse. moore faced
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allegations of sexual assault from decades ago -- claims he repeatedly denied. members of his own party in congress distanced themselves from moore... many calling for him to step out of the race. jones' win also means republicans will now hold a slim -- 51 to 49 -- majority in the senate. ( james ) lawmakers are looking into special counsel robert mueller's russia investigative team. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein -- who appointed mueller -- is set to testify before the house judiciary committee on today. reports recently surfaced that mueller removed a top counterintelligence expert from his team... for sending text messages critizing then candidate donald trump. the messages span from august 2015 to december 2016. the house committee says they have serious concerns about the political motives of mueller's team. ( james ) donald trump junior is expected back on capitol hill today... for a closed-door interview with the senate intelligence committee. the panel is investigating russia's meddling in the 20-16
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presidential election. a key topic of interest is the meeting he attended with russian operatives at trump tower last summer. ( darya )( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... a disturbing voicemail from one 12- year- old to another. the message that has parents demanding ( darya ) and after the break... ladies... we might have to cut the men in our lives some slack. why the "man flu" is a real thing. y toothpaste, colgate total fights bacteria
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( james ) 4 your health this morning... the "man flu" is real. at least that's what a canadian researcher claims.( darya )
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so... it seems we can longer accuse men of exaggerating their symptoms. new research finds men are more susceptible to complications from respiratory diseases than women. plus... a woman's immune system may be stronger than a man's.( james ) but other scientists argue there's scientists but other scientists argue there's still too little evidence to say (rebecca) your bay area forecast is after the break.
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the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
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rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) our top story at 5:30... things are getting back to normal in the east bay following a week long strike by city workers in oakland.( darya ) a mediator has been brought in to help reach a deal between the city and the workers. kron 4's lydia pantazes is live at city hall this morning with the latest
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workers of oakland are excited to be back. we are picking up dumping, cleaning up encampments, we are street sweeping. we are fixing up potholes. we are responding to safety scenarios. we are back"> thanks lydia. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( darya ) another big story this
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morning... mayor ed lee is being remembered all across san francisco. he lived in glen park... and some people held a small vigil outside his home. kron 4's j.r. stone spoke to a man who knew the mayor for 22- years. prayers outside the glen park home where san francisco mayor ed lee lived.sot just like everyone else it's shock and sad i think we lost a great mayor.his neighbor bob who lived next store to lee talked with him just days ago. he said the mayor was tired but it was also late in the evening at the end of what had likely been a long day for lee. sot kinda showing tiredness but not in any impeding.never ended for himneighbors say
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they would often see mayor lee heading to work in the morning. sotsee him leave his home those who were here praying tuesday night said lee was the mayor of jobs.when he took office in 2011 the unemployment rate was almost 9 percent in san francisco. in october of this year it was 2.6 percent in the city. sot..came from seattle ( darya ) our coverage on the death of mayor ed lee continues on kron-4-dot-com. we are
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posting reaction from the community. we also have a photo gallery of ed lee during his tenure as mayor... along with a look back at his major accomplishments. ( james ) the man accused of killing a bay bridge toll worker has been officially charged. daniel berk was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and six counts of felony d-u-i. berk is accused of driving his truck into a booth... killing 46-year-old caltrans worker si si han. c-h-p officers say they could smell alcohol and marijuana on berk. han leaves behind a husband and 10-old-year daughter. ( james ) a 26-year-old man is behind bars accused of possessing child pornogrphy... and trying to meet a minor for sex. shah-riyar reza of los gatos was arrested last week. police say reza befriended a minor through social media... and asked for explicit photos. now police are looking for more potential victims. reza lived two blocks away from montessori school. he has
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been booked into the county jail on multiple charges. ( darya ) parents of a vacaville middle school student say their 12-year-old daughter is being bullied by a classmate. and they say they have a voicemail that proves their case.( darya ) that call was made by a 12- year- old boy. her parents say they called police immediately and contacted the vacaville unified school district the next day. but they didn't get the response they were hoping for -- they say nothing was done. they wanted the boy suspended. but police say their youth services department will refer the boy ... to an anti-bullying program... in hopes of avoiding the criminal court system. ( james ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news... how the christmas spirit coming to life for victims still struggling in the north bay fire zone. ( james ) and next... it's the word of the year.
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how women made "feminism" number one. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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no major hot spots. no major issued on wb 92. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) the topic of ( darya ) the topic of
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women's rights has been in the spotlight a lot this year. now... merriam-webster has announced "feminism" as its word of the year.( james ) merriam-webster defines feminism as "the theory of the political... economic... and social equality of the sexes"... and the "organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."( darya ) the sometimes- controversial word was the most looked-up word in merriam- webster's online dictionary. it says the term generated 70-percent more searches than last year.( james ) those spikes were tied to several major events... including the women's march in washington and the "me too" movement. ( james ) coming up after the break... a realtor puts his detective skills to the test. how he busted a woman who was looting from a fire zone. (rebecca) your bay area
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rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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( darya ) a former deputy and police officer turned realtor -- catches a woman looting a home that was evacuated because of the lilac fire... burning near san diego. the realtor was checking on a client's home... when he noticed an unfamiliar car parked in the driveway. it was packed with stuff from inside the house. the woman told the realtor that she was an investor who was interested in the property. he didn't buy it... and called police. along with looting charges.. the woman is also facing drug and d-u-i charges.
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( james ) as the north bay reels from october's firestorm... a secret santa is hard at work in santa rosa.( darya ) neighbors tell kron 4's gabe slate that the effort is helping them heal. at first glance the coffey park neighborhood in santa rosa is still very dreary depressing lifeless the trees are gone, the houses gone, the north bay firestorm wiped it outbut if you look closer something is sprouting up. something colorful something joyful lookingit's christmas.sound from - ronnie duvall - holiday decorating coffey parkronnie duval had several friends who lost homes here in the coffey park neighborhood and he wanted to make it easier for them when they have to visit their burned out home.sound from - ronnie duvall - holiday decorating coffey parkso ronnie started stringing up battery powered christmas lights around the neighborhood to bring some light to the darknessonce the locals who lost homes here expressed gratitude for what he was
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doing he kept it up..more lights more decorations and now he is putting up dozens of real living christmas trees around and decorating them.. sound from - ronnie duvall - holiday decorating coffey park sound from - nicole medeiros - lost home to fire, coffey park nicole medeiros heard about what ronnie was doing and had to see it for herselfnicole requested a tree to be put on her lot where her home once was so she could decorate it. nicole said after what she has been through it's healing sound from - nicole medeiros - lost home to fire, coffey parkronnie was right.. sound from - ronnie duvall - holiday decorating coffey park in santa rosa gabe slate kron 4 news.
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( james ) how you use the internet may be changing... a big f-c-c vote on net neutrality is happening tomorrow. net neutrality prevents internet companies from deciding which websites operate slower or faster. right now... they're all treated equally. but tomorrow... the f-c-c is expected to end those protections. bay area congresswoman anna eshoo says that could lead to broadband companies -- like comcast and verizon -- having more control over what people see on the internet and how fast different websites load.
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to see. they can charge you for fast lanes. and if you can't afford it - you'll be in the slow lane.>( james ) eshoo calls the internet the "greatest invention since the printing press." she fears the f-c-c decision could diminish what it does. ( james ) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news... the service must have been excellent. a man leaves behind a 2-thousand dollar tip ... for his 17-dollar breakfast bill. the request he had for his server. ( darya )( darya ) is your house decked out for the holidays? kron4 wants to show it off. send us a photo or video of your holiday display and we'll include it in our christmas day show highlighting the best decorated homes in the bay area. use the kron 4 mobile app... report it tab to send us your holiday lights.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. ( darya ) a secret santa hits an arizona diner.( james ) a customer -- who enjoyed a breakfast of eggs... bacon... and hash browns -- added a two- thousand dollar tip to his 17-dollar tab. ( james ) the anonymous
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diner did have one request. he wrote on the receipt -- "please split with the whole staff... merry christmas!" everybody working at the time got 200-dollars. and the person who served the generous guest got 400-dollars. ( darya ) the bay area is still in shock after the unexpected death of mayor ed lee. more reaction ahead. ( darya ) and now london breed is serving as the new acting mayor of san francisco. a look into who she is. ( darya ) and... a racist rant in a bay area starbucks is going viral. what sparked one woman's outrage. ♪ this little home of mine,
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start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is
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( darya ) our top story this morning... people around the bay area are still in shock ... after the sudden death of san francisco mayor ed lee.( james ) kron 4's will tran joins us live from city hall. will.. ( will )people around the bay area are still in shock ... after the sudden death of san francisco mayor ed lee.the mayor passed away suddenly yesterday morning ... a small crowd gathered to watch san francisco police escort the late mayor's body who was taken in a coroner's van.many saw mayor lee as an advocate who was truly dedicated to the city of san francisco.
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thanks will. we will check back with you through out the morning. (james) with mayor ed lee's passing ... london breed becomes san francisco's new acting mayor. she was first elected to the board of supervisors in 2012, and re- elected unanimously in 2016.
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and the board of supervisors have elected her as their president twice.. since 2015. kron 4's dan kerman reports from city hall ... with more on san francisco's new mayor. soti am currently the acting mayor and will assume that responsibilitysan francisco native london breed becomes san francisco's first african american woman to take charge of the citysot amos brown/ naacp sf president 10-20she's proven she can break the glass ceiling, that she can hold her own with men and this is what we need more ofnaacp san francisco president and 3rd baptist church pastor amos brown says breed is a member of his church and learned leadership skills through the naacp youth council. like ed lee, breed grew up in public housing, but says that did not serve as a roadblock to her success sotshe aspired for the stars, the heights she did not settle with mediocritybreed got her bacherlors degree from
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uc davis and her masters from the university of san francisco and brown thinks she has the qualities of a great leadersotshe has always had the capacity to relate to her elders and learn and grow and that's a great achievement.as board president breed often stood along side mayor lee. while he is a tough act to follow her supporters think she is readysotshe's tough enough to do the job and do an excellent job and as a team player with all the stake holders in the community and those in city government, i am sure she will serve us well standup dan kerman/sf 147-156 in addition to her duties as acting mayor, breed will continue to service as board of supervisors president. at
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sf city hall, dan kerman kron 4 news. ( darya ) tens of thousands of people are still evacuated in southern california as several wildfires rage on. the thomas fire is the largest. the massive wildfire is still marching up california's coast. it's grown to 236- thousand acres. and is now 25 percent contained. the fire is threatening communities and santa barbara and venture counties. but firefighters took advantage of calmer overnight winds to make some gains. ( darya ) we know the cause of the fire that destroyed six homes in the exclusive bel air neighborhood of los angeles. fire officials say it was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment. you may remember the dramatic images
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of this fire surrounding interstate 405. at one point... it even burned near the world-famous getty museum. but no one was found in the camp where the fire started... and no arrests have been made. ( james ) today... we could find out if the two men charged in the ghost ship fire will stand trial. an oakland fire captain testified yesterday. he said master tenant derick almena told him -- back in september 2014 -- that no one was living at the structure. last december... 36- people died in a fire at the warehouse. the captain said he noted his concerns in a one- page report. but he said he doesn't know if they ever followed up on his report. now -- the victims attorney is speaking out. ( james ) another person who was living
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inside the warehouse... said the night of the fire was like a horror show. almena and ghost ship creative director max harris .... face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. (james) 7 people including an infant are waking up out of their homes this morning after a fire damages two homes in pacifica. the fire happened yesterday afternoon on catalina avenue. two dogs had to be rescued and resucitated but both are expected to be okay. no body was injured in the fire. the cause is under investigation. (darya) happening now in the east bay... police in berkeley are looking for a man they say is connected to two recent robberies and one attempted robbery. police say this man robbed a pharmacy and a restaurant in berkeley. he is also wanted for trying to rob another pharmacy. berkeley police are working with several other police departments to track this man down. nobody was injured in any of the robberies. ( darya ) also in the east bay... one person is arrested after an hours long standoff with police in oakland. it
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started yesterday morning on 41st avenue. a swat team was called to the scene. 6 hours later police say a person was taken into custody. police have not released any details about what led up to the standoff or the person who was taken into custody. (james) new this morning... a man is dead after being shot at the macarthur bart station in oakland tuesday. according to police, it happened at 2:30 pm at apgar and west streets. the victim died at the scene. the suspect remains at large this morning. ( james ) sierra lamar's killer is going to prison for the rest of his life. antolin garcia torres has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. surrounded by photos of sierra ... her parents steve and marlene lamar read powerful victim statements blasting garcia torres for robbing them of their daughter. she vanished on her way to school in march of 2012. her body has never been found. a jury convicted garcia of her
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and traffic this morning. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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(james) california and the trump
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administration are squaring off in a federal court hearing over birth control rules. the hearing happened in oakland. there was no ruling yesterday. the judge will decide whether to block new trump administration rules... allowing more employers to 'opt out' of birth control coverage.
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the state says the 'opt out' option could lead to millions of women lossing no-cost contraception services. but a justice department lawyer argued the state has not identified a single woman who would be affected. (james) alabama's special senate election is over -- with long-shot democratic candidate doug jones coming out on top. as kristen holmes reports -- the results left the first democratic senator elected by alabama in 25 years -- at a loss for words. sot doug jones"i have been waiting all my life "i have been sot doug jones"i have been waiting all my life and now i just don't know what the hell to say." a stunning upset in the deeply republican state of alabama.doug jones becoming the first democrat to win a senate seat in the state in more than two decadesthe 63 year old career prosecutor- narrowly defeating republican roy moore. sot doug jones"we
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have work to do in this state. to build those bridges within this state. to reach across to those who didn't vote for us to try and find that common ground."moore refusing to concede. sot roy moore"it is not over"moore faced allegations from multiple women of sexual abuse and assault while they were teens and he was in his 30s. . allegations he denies. sot roy moore"we've been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light."the election has not been certified.but alabama's secretary of state says it is "highly unlikely" that jones was not the winner. and while moore wasn't ready to concede the alabama state gop is.saying the race is over. president trump- who endorsed moore- agreestweeting his congratulations to jones on a hard fought victory.even hillary clinton weighed in last night while on her book tour. sot hillary clinton"boy i have a lot more hope tonight than i had last night." reporting from montgomery, alabama i'm kristen holmes.
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(darya) (darya) more national news... lawmakers are looking into special counsel robert mueller's russia investigative team. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein -- who appointed mueller -- is set to testify before the house judiciary committee on today. reports recently surfaced that mueller removed a top counterintelligence expert
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from his team... for sending text messages critizing then candidate donald trump. the messages span from august 2015 to december 2016. the house committee says they have serious concerns about the political motives of mueller's team. (darya) donald trump junior is expected back on capitol hill today... for a closed-door interview with the senate intelligence committee. the panel is investigating russia's meddling in the 20-16 presidential election. a key topic of interest is the meeting he attended with russian operatives at trump tower last summer. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... a disturbing voicemail from one 12- year-old to another. the message that has parents demanding action. ( darya ) and up next... a heated confrontation at an east bay starbucks. what sparked the rant... that got one woman kicked out of the
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store. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. accident montague expey at first blocking s( james ) a heated exchange in an east bay starbucks and it all started because two customers were not speaking english. and the entire thing was caught on camera. this happened at a starbucks in walnut creek. the woman appears to get angry because two other people are speaking korean. those two people were a student and her tutor. two starbucks
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baristas eventually stepped in to help. they asked the woman to leave and when she refused. they had to call police. ( james ) police were able to get the woman to leave. the video has now been watched more than 100- thousand times online. the student and her tutor say they hope that the video will will spread awareness, and help erase some ignorance. (james) oakland city workers are back on the job this morning. just after the break -- a report on the latest from city hall. (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break. (darya) lets start
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the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. accident on montague expy at first (darya) big story we are
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following at 6:30 this morning -- things are getting back to normal in the east bay following a week long strike by city workers in oakland. (james) a mediator has been brought in to help broker a deal between the city and its workers. kron 4's lydia pantazes has the latest
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from city hall. ( james ) ( james ) back to our top story
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this morning. despite the many challenges he faced during his nearly seven years in office as the mayor of san francisco -- ed lee's public persona was reliably even-keel. and as catherine heenan show us, he was both praised and criticized for changing the face of san francisco. it is special to be the first asian american mayor of this cityed lee took office nearly seven years ago.... a longtime city hall bureaucrat who said he had no ambition other than to serve out gavin newsom's term after newsom was elected lieutenant governor.a protege of chinatown political legend rose pak, he changed his mind after a few months and filed for re=election.his priorities ... economic growth and affordable housing, two goals that sometimes came in conflict with each other. (cagle) "san francisco is hoping tax breaks will keep twitter from moving its headquarters elsewhere..."the so=called twitter tax convinced tech giants like
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twitter, linkedin and salesforce that san francisco was a viable alternative to silicon valley.(gabe) another big score for mayor ed lee and the blossoming tech scene in san francisobut as rents soared and apartment vacancies plunged, he faced a growing backlash from housng advocates. you know you have no heart, man. you're kicking the people who built this city out of here.getting ready for the 49ers steelers and ... whoa.an embarassing blackout at candlestick ... as the 49ers packed their bags for santa clara.it appears that there will be no hail mary pass from mayor ed lee or the city of san francisco to keep the 49ers in town.sot.that might be costing 200 to 400 million dollars and nobody has that kind of money lying around.the mayor did manage to lure the warriors across the bay .... and loved to celebrate the giants world series wins.yes! plagued with police problems from racists text to officer involved shootings, the mayor was forced to fire his his police chief ... and suspend
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sheriff ross mirkarimi after he convicted of and admitted to domestic violence.mayor lee celebrated the supreme court decision lealizing same sex marriagefull marriage equality! and this year when donald trump threatened to cut off funds to cities providing sactuary to undocumented mmigrants, the mayor responded wit ha lawsuitwe are a sanctuary city, we have not changed we do not plan to ( james ) our coverage on the death of mayor ed lee continues on kron-4-dot-com. we are posting reaction from the community. we also have a photo gallery of ed lee during his tenure as mayor... along with a look back at his major accomplishments. ( james ) the man accused of killing a bay bridge toll worker has been officially charged. daniel berk was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and six counts of felony d-u-i. berk is accused of driving his truck into a
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booth... killing 46-year-old caltrans worker si si han. c-h-p officers say they could smell alcohol and marijuana on berk. han leaves behind a husband and 10-old-year daughter. ( james ) a 26-year-old man is behind bars accused of possessing child pornogrphy... and trying to meet a minor for sex. shah-riyar reza of los gatos was arrested last week. police say reza befriended a minor through social media... and asked for explicit photos. now police are looking for more potential victims. reza lived two blocks away from montessori school. he has been booked into the county jail on multiple charges. ( darya ) parents of a vacaville middle school student say their 12-year-old daughter is being bullied by a classmate. and they say they have a voicemail that proves their case.( darya ) that call was made by a 12- year- old boy. her parents
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say they called police immediately and contacted the vacaville unified school district the next day. but didn't get the response they were hoping for -- they say nothing was done. they wanted the boy suspended. but police say their youth services department will refer the boy ... to an anti-bullying program... in hopes of avoiding the criminal court system. ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... how the christmas spirit is coming to life for victims still struggling in the north bay fire zone. (james) and after the break... taking a look at the year in internet searches. we'll tell you what made the top spot. ( rebecca ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. (darya) google has released its
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top trends for the year -- and matt lauer tops the list of people that were searched for here in the u-s in 2017.(james) he was also second overall in u-s searches -- only hurricane irma was googled more. tom petty, who died in october at the age of 66 -- was third.(darya) the top how-to search was "how to make slime." followed by "how to make solar eclipse glasses."(james) the top "what is..." search: "what is daca?" followed by "what is bitcoin?" "fidget spinners" made both the "what is..." list at #8 and the overall searches at #10.
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here's the full list of overall top searches in the u-s this year:1) hurricane irma 2) matt lauer3) tom petty4) super bowl5) las vegas shooting 6) mayweather vs mcgregor fight 7) solar 8) hurricane harvey hernandezspinner ( james ) coming up after the break... a realtor puts his detective skills to the test. how he caught a woman who was looting from a fire (rebecca) and i'm tracking your morning forecast. what to expect as you head out the door right after the break.
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get a check of weather and traffic... rebecca: high pressure continues to produce offshore winds today
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with clear skies and above normal temperatures. dry weather will likely continue through the weekend. a passing system may bring rain chances to the bay area late next week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. . richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from
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the toll to 101 ( darya ) a former deputy and
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police officer turned realtor -- catches a woman looting a home that was evacuated because of the lilac fire... burning near san diego. the realtor was checking on a client's home... when he noticed an unfamiliar car parked in the driveway. it was packed with stuff from inside the house. the woman told the realtor that she was an investor who was interested in the property. he didn't buy it... and called police. along with looting charges.. the woman is also facing drug and d-u-i charges. (darya) parts of the north bay are still reeling from october's firestorm... but in santa rosa a man is using christmas lights to bring some holiday cheer to the victims. ronnie duval had several friends who lost homes in the coffey park neighborhood and he wanted to make it easier for them when they have to
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visit their burned properties. so ronnie started stringing up battery powered christmas lights around the neighborhood. when he saw how happy it made people... he decided to keep doing it. (darya) people in santa rosa say the decorations are helping them heal. ( james ) how you use the internet may be changing... a big f-c-c vote on net neutrality is happening tomorrow. net neutrality prevents internet companies from deciding which websites operate slower or faster. right now... they're all treated equally. but tomorrow... the f-c-c is expected to end those protections. bay area
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congresswoman anna eshoo says that could lead to broadband companies -- like comcast and verizon -- having more control over what people see on the internet. ( james ) eshoo calls the internet the "greatest invention since the printing press." she fears the f-c-c decision could diminish what it does. (james) allegations of sexual harrassment have now reached the sports broadcasting world. hall of fame player marshall faulk he's the one on the right as well as heath evans (left) and ike taylor (middle) have been
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suspended from the nfl network after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. former nfl players donovan mcnabb and eric davis have also been banned from appearing on e- s-p-n pending an investigation into the allegations. a former wardrobe stylist described several sexually inappropriate encounters with the retired nfl players and others who have worked for the nfl network. (darya) after being rebuffed by giancarlo stanton the giants are squarely in plan b of their rebuilding stage. reports have the giants taking a close look at reds outfielder billy hamilton. hamilton might be the fastest player in the majors and is a great defensive outfielder. he would solve the giants' issues in center field and in the lead-off spot in their lineup. but he would do nothing to address their most pressing need more power hitting. (darya) if a sports fan
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wins their lawsuit... a 49ers fan and anybody who has ever been disappointed by a game could sue to get their money back. steph curry acting like a kid... and k-d do that made a little boy burst into tears. (darya)and we'll show you who made an appearance at the star wars premiere in london. we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues... and here's a live look outside... embarcadero. get ready for the holidays this weekend at kohl's!
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with a sparkling new sweater for the girl's - a holiday dress or a ceramic cookware set! plus take an extra 20% off when you spend $100 or more! you'll get kohl's cash too! presents for them, kohl's cash for you! give joy, get joy at kohl's! ( james ) britain's prince
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harry and prince william walked the red carpet at the london premiere of "star wars: the last jedi." actor john boyega
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recently confirmed the brothers have cameos as stormtroopers in the film. that's according to people magazine. the princes were even gifted their own stormtrooper helmets at last night's event. "the last jedi," hits theaters this friday. theaters this jedi," hits "the last jedi," hits theaters this friday. ( darya ) the memorial at
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city hall is growing this morning after the unexpected death of mayor ed lee. more reaction ahead. ( darya ) and now london breed is serving as the new acting mayor of san francisco. a look into who she is. ( darya ) and... a racist rant in a bay area starbucks is going viral. what sparked one woman's outrage.
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( will ) reaction continues to pour in after the sudden death of san francisco mayor ed lee. i will have the latest in a live report. ( james ) plus... a racist rant in a bay area starbucks goes viral. now... the people targeted are speaking out. ( darya ) and firefighters are making some progress against one of the largest wildfires in state history. the help they got overnight. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.. (james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... rebecca:high pressure continues to produce offshore

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