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goood evening i'm vicki liviakis.(grant) and i'm grant lodes. this is in the high end marin county town of mill valley. the daycare owner's son has been arrested on theft and drug charges.. and as kron4's philippe djegal reports - the man may have also opened up his mother to some legal problems of her own. (philippe) for the past few weeks... 27-year-old hank mulholland's mother, betsy, says her son has been living in this room in her home on meadow drive with his girlfriend... before they planned to move to seattle. it's on the opposite end of the house to the room out of which betsy has operated a daycare service for 30 years called "cozy kid care." several law enforcement agencies served a search warrant here wednesday morning...betsy/suspect's mother- "the daycare had nothing to do with my son." investigators say what appears to be the power drug fentanyl -- was found in the home, and that no one living here has a prescription for it. betsy disputes the drug was actually ever in the house... rather that
polithe drug's in hesor n's car daycare. still the city of mill valley shutdown the daycare after learning betsy does not have the proper permits to operate the business within city limits... though she says she does have a state license. besty/suspect's mother- "i've never known i needed a mill valley city license in any daycare, small. i have a small daycare. any small daycare that i know of does not have this information." police were led to mulholland after identifying him as a suspect in four thefts reported at supermarkets and drugs stores in san rafael, mill valley and other parts of the county. the thefts happened at the end of may through mid-july. san rafael police sergeant lisa holdon says he got away with more than 17-res say their is a drug addict.. police say it's unclear if he's a drug dealer.sgt. lisa holdon/srpd- "its certainly concerning that there was a daycare being operated in a location where a person possess narcotics." besty/suspect's mother- "i mean, i think this will be, you know, a good lesson for him." as for mulholland... he remains at the marin county jail... where he was booked for grand theft... and, his mother and father say they have no plans on bailing him out. in mill
valley, philippe djegal, kron four news. (vicki) now to the latest on the massive wildfires burning in northern california tonght. in total-- the fires in mendocino, lake, shasta, trinity, and mariposa counties has burned nearly 300-thousand acres. (grant) we want to start our coverage tonight with the two fires burning in mendocino and lake counties. the mendocino complex fire is a combination complex fire is a combination of the river and ranch fires. the fires are burning near clearlake.. the ranch fire is just to the north of upper lake-- and the river fire is to the west of lakeport. here's a look at the latest numbers... (grant) numbers...latest numbers...
are threatening several lakeside towns.the state's department of forestry and fire protection said tuesday that firefighters increased containment from 5 to 10 percent of the two fires straddling mendocino and lake counties in northern california.the wildfires have destroyed seven homes and have burned 116 square miles (300 square kilometers) of rural land.officials on monday ordered residents of two towns near clear lake to evacuate. the notice was for the towns of kelseyville and finley and brought the number of people affected by those fires to about 18,000.
(grant) also burning in mendocino county -- the eel fire. this much smaller fire is about 40 miles north of the mendocino complex fire. the eel fire has grown to one-thousand acres and it is now 5-percent contained. mandatory evacuations have been ordered. 40 homes are threatened tonight. (vicki) even as more evacuations are being lifted -- the huge carr fire is still growing tonight. this is
a new map showing the huge area the fire has burned... west of redding in shasta and trinity counties. so far... more than a thousand homes have been destroyed. (grant) in fact - the carr fire continues to climb on the list of the most destructive fires in california history.. catherine heenan is here with the latest numbers... ... this is new video of the carr fire -- an aerial view of what's described as a 'fire-nado'... the fire continues to spread into rural and wilderness areas... and is 35 percent contained.. it's now considered the sixth most destructive fire in state history.. nearly 126-thousand acres have been destroyed...along withone-thousand-60 homes....and 18 businesses. today cal fire officials said weather conditions are still unstable, with shifting winds. a fire weather watch has been issued for today through saturday.with crews are
scrambling to prevent any spread across control lines. more than 16-hundred homes are still threatened. the carr fire is 196 square miles - more than three times the size of the city of redding. a little encouraging news - most evacuations in redding have been lifted.. the wildfire began july 23rd and has killed 6 people - including two firefighters. grant and vicki? (vicki) now to the ferguson fire burning in mariposa county. it has grown by 6-thousand acres since yesterday. in total, the fire has burned more than 68-thousand acres and remains at 39-percent containment. two firefighters were killed in this fire. one building has been destroyed... but no homes have burned. the fire has also forced the closure of yosemite valley...through at least sunday. (vicki) and stay with kron-4 as we have continuing coverage of the wildfires burning across the state... and how the smoke is impacting the bay area. download our kron-4 mobile app to always get the latest
breaking news alerts. (vicki) d the state of california is pushing back. kron4's maureen kelly explains what's at stake. it's a move that critics say will cause more of this.....dirty air....and cause consumers to spend more at the pump....the trump administation says they want to freeze an obama era environmental regulation requiring car manufacturers to make vehicles more fuel efficant. they also want to revoke the state of california's right to set it's own tougher fuel mileage standards. california's attorney general has filed suit, along with 16 ther states, to stop them.the proposed rule from the federal government if adopted will make cars ssfuel efficient and allow them to ful pollution for this reckless action by the trump administration? we do at the pump and with our health. that's why in contrast to the trump administration, here in california along with the auto industry serving our state, we're making steady progress toward thing benchmarks for zero emission vehicles."the trump adminstations reasoning for
freezing fuel mileage standards coming into play in the year 2020....saying requiring car makers to meet standards tougher than than will cost consumers more....which will translate into more people not trading up into new, safer models. the former chair of the state's republican party believes it strikes a better balance. it would reduce the cost of cars going forward, it's going to increase the number of lives that was received and it won't add to pollution because the 2020 standards are very strict and those will be in place. will they be in place forever no? but the administrations pause while we catch up on technology and safety is a good idea increased fuel mileage standards is what's helping us get cleaner airthe spokesperson for bay area air quality says consumers worried about pollution should let their wallets do the talking..we need the public throughout california and here in the bay area to transition to clean vehicles, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles anything that's not a gasoline powered vehicle. saying that's the only way we will reduce the air pollution problems we have. maureen kelly kron4 news (anchor1) taking a live look
(grant) coming up... relief is coming for one of the busiest streets on the peninsula. details on the changes you will see the next time you're driving down university avenue. (vicki) plus... a man is seen taking pictures up women's skirts at target. and an alert faer takes action-- to catch the suspect. (grant) plus after the break... as bart struggles to keep riders safe... they are also struggling to hire more officers. why the police officer's association says nobody wants to work for them.
transit agency is struggling to fill the open positions at a time when violent crime on the rise. the union that represent's bart officers says filling those positions will help keep passengers safe.. kron4's haaziq madyun brings us details. a quick glance at some of the starting police salaries in cities along the bart transit system shows bart police at the bottomfremont police officer $99,146daly city police officer $85,776concord police $85,488union city
we want to attract those officers and fill those positions. i would love to put 50 more positions in our budget but until we can fill the ones we actually have budgeted that doesn't make a lot of sense">so what is bart's plan to keep passengers safe in the mean time?sot in pleasant hill haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) a real estate research firm has come out with a list of what it considers the country's best neighborhoods...(vicki) and the south bay ranks high...catherine heenan is here with more on the results.. (catherine) 'attom data solutions' looked at more
than 10-thousand neighborhoods across the nation -- and an area of san jose came in at number three. it ranked high on factors including schools, crime, unemployment rates and home price appreciation. specifically - it's the union neighborhood of san jose. the report calls its top five picks as 'great neighborhoods' whichrepresent a lot of diversity.... aside from san jose... the number one neighborhood is in naples, florida.. number two is mo-beel, alabama.. four -- charlotte, north carolina. and number 5 - denver, colorado. aside from the positive buzz -- the list is considered useful for realtors making a sales pitch to buyers. grant and vicki? (grant/landing/vo) there are so many traffic problems across the region but peninsula commuters can no doubt agree that the daily backup along university avenue in palo altois one of the worst. but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, a fix is in the works that should bring some relief.
nats (slow traffic on university ave)if it seems like the stop and go signals along university avenue are out of sync, impeding the flow of traffic, you are correct. it turns out those lights, from roughly middlefield avenue in palo alto all the way to the dumbarten bridge in east palo alto, are managed by three different agencies, the two cities and caltrans. in the next few months, armed with an 80,000 dollar grant from the metroplitan transportation commission, those lights are going to be synchronized says palo alto transit chief joshua mello.joshua mello/palo alto chief transportation official "....this grant will enable us to develop a coordinated signal for all three agencies and that will make for a smoother progression of traffic for the entire corridor from the dumbarten bridge to downtown palo alto..."in all, 14 different signals will be re-calibrated, including a few on donahoe street in east palo alto. it's hoped the action will also reduce bad behavior that has some impatient drivers running lights or cutting
through neighborhoods like cresent park. joshua mello "....yes, we've had a lot of regional traffic spilling over into neighborhoods, especially during the afternoon peak so we're hoping the coordination of the signals will enable people to just stay on university all the way from downtown to 101..."rob fladeboe/palo alto "....the project will take about one year to complete but when all is said and done, traffic jams are expected to be reduced from 20-40 percent. in palo alto rob fladeboe kron4news. (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool
40s and low 50s. we are tracking another round of showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. much warmer weather will return next week.
(vicki) still ahead... another brazen theft at an apple store.. what the crooks got away with as employees could only just stand and watch them get away. (grant) plus after the break... a man is seen in plain sight taking pictures up women's skirts. how an alert father was able to take the suspect down.
take a look at this... a man suspected of taking up-skirt photos of women has been a- thanks to the help of an alert bystander. it all happened at a target store in southern california. st ismael duarte/ witness"what caught my attention, when he got close to my daughter it was in the camera mode."when this orange county dad noticed this man approach his 15 year old daughter in the cypress target sunday night at 7;45 with a cell phone held low pointed up in the direction of her skirt.he blocked him from
getting close to her.but minutes later as ismael duarte and his family stood in line he saw the bald man in a tank top strike again.this time bending down and apparently recording video up another woman's skirt.target security tape captured the confrontation.ismael duarte/ witness"we were coming over to the register and here he comes again -- pops out following another girl with the dress." duarte kicked the cell phone from 29 year old jorge ibarra. unfonted/duarte's wife"my husband was basically on top of the guy and asking him to give him his phone. he wouldn't."duarte and his wife ran after the man. snapping pictures of him and his license plate. that's all police needed to catch him. unfonted/duarte's wifeit's disgusting that he knew exactly what he was doing. if he went to different targets target security tape shows ibarra placing his cell phone on the ground near other women in the cypress target the same night. police say earlier that day at a target in cerritos ibarra used his cell phone to inappropriately videotape and take pictures of women there as well.the duartes say the cypress target manager told them the staff had been warned that a man with ibarra's description was targeting
women in that store just one hour before.unfonted/duarte's wife"and i said why weren't you looking for him. this could've been prevented. and he just kept saying 'i'm sorry, i'm sorry." (vicki) (vicki) that was stacey butler reporting. after police spoke to two victims and multiple witnesses -- ibarra was arrested and charged with invasion of privacy. (grant) next at 5:30... we continue our coverage of the fires raging up and down the state. a new mandatory evacuation order is in effect for parts of lake county. up next, we'll go live to our teresia estacio with the latest on that development. (vicki) plus after the break.. the family of nia wilson is now taking legal action against bart.. as they are getting ready to celebrate the life of the young woman randomly killed at a bart station.
(vicki) back to our breaking news tonight.. new mandatory evacuations are being ordered in lake county as the mendocino complex fires rage on. (grant) a scary situation as residents are being told to leave by car áá now. the new evacuation order affects the communities of: long valley, high valley and spring valley. shelters have been established
in lower lake & middletown (vcki) (vcki) and here's a look at where the fires are burning right now near clearlake... the ranch fire is just to the north of upper lake-- and the river fire is to the west of lakeport. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in lakeport tonight with the latest on the firefighting efforts. (vicki) (vicki) (vicki) tonight at 5:30...
kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant) in the east bay... the family of nia wilson is suing bart. wilson was killed on july 22nd at the macarthur bart station. the 18-year-old was stabbed in the neck. her sister was also hurt in the attack... which bart police say appears to be random. john cowell has been charged with murder and attempted murder. the wilson family says bart failed to keep their daughters safe. wilson's funeral is set for 11:00 tomorrow morning at the acts full gospel church in oakland. (grant) police in san ramon are asking for your help in locating a teenage girl. 14-year-old taylor cusick was last seen on monday night in san ramon.. according to a facebook post from her mother. san ramon police did confirm that she ran away from home. taylor is 5-feet 4-inches tall with dark brown hair and green eyes.
(vicki) in the south bay... 4 people are arrested after police say they were prowling in a milpitas neighborhood. somebody called police to report people shining flashlights into parked cars on washington drive. when police arrived the suspects ran away. police eventually caught up with them and arrested 4 people. two of them were minors. the other two have been identified as darius gipson and isaiah norton. they have been booked into the santa clara county jail. (vicki) a body has been found at the green waste recycling plant in san it was discovered yesterday afternoon. the recycling plant is located on the 600 block of charles street. police are investigating but are ánotá calling it a homicide at this time. (grant) in the north bay... police arrested a man they believe vandalized nine businesses in san rafael. the tagging adds up to six thousand five hundred dollars of damage to these businesses. through surveillance video... officers were able to identify 20 year old timothy
goetze as a suspect. goetze is in the marin county jail for vandalism exceeding $400. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and low 50s. we are tracking another round of showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. much warmer weather will return next week. (vicki) (vicki) coming up--
(grant) (grant) new video tonight showing another brazen robbery at an apple store. this happened at the valley plaza mall in bakersfield last night. in the video you can see at least two people ripping the laptops, phones, and ipads from their display. and employees just have to watch the entire thing happen. it happened around 8:45 last night-- so about 15 minutes before closing. police have not released any information on the suspects. (grant) and you might remember a similar theft happening last month at the apple store in fresno. the suspects in this incident for away with more than two- dozen macbooks, i-pads, and i-
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screening at more than 150 airports. you heard that right. the t-s-a is revisiting a proposal to eliminate screening at certain airports. if implemented, andrew spencer reports it could mark a major change for the industry. right now, the t-s-a screens passengers at nearly 440 airports nationwide. under the proposal, that number could drop drastically.according to internal documents obtained by c-n-n, the agency is considering ending security screenings at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports -- airports that operate commercial flights with no more than 60 passengers.t-s-a says they're simply resurrecting an idea they have explored before --
as far back as 2011.a spokesman for t-s-a said in an email that the regulations that established tsa do not require screening below a certain level -- so they could potentially consider proposals like this in any given year. ...but such a change would be a big shift for the transportation security administration, which was established in response to the terrorist attacks on september 11, 2001.paul cruickshank, cnn terrorism analyst: "i think it's stunning that this is even being seriously considered."terrorism analyst paul cruickshank says a 50- person aircraft would still be a very attractive target for terrorists.paul cruickshank, cnn terrorism analyst: "isis, their message is attack in any way you can -- big or small -- against anybody that you can go after."under the proposal, passengers and luggage arriving from smaller airports would still be screened before getting on connecting flights at major airports....and by eliminating screening at smaller airports, t-s-a's recent cost-analysis estimates the agency could save 115- million-dollars a year -- and funnel that money to bolster security at larger, busier
airports.i'm andrew spencer, reporting (vicki) brookstone has filed for bankruptcy. the seller of massage chairs, travel luggage, and quirky gadgets is also closing its remaining 101 mall stores. brookstone will keep its 35 airport stores open. products can also be purchased through the company's website. the company has secured a 30-million dollar loan to keep operations going while it searches for a buyer. this is brookstone's second bankruptcy filing in four years. at the time, brookstone operated 240 stores. (grant) let's get a check on what we are working on for kron4 news at six. catherine heenan is standing by in the newsroom. catherine? (catherine) thanks grant. coming up new tonight at six.. alaska airlines is responding after a gay couple says they were discriminated against on a flight. we'll tell you why the airline made one of the men give up his seat - so a straight couple could sit together. that's
coming up next on kron4 news at six. grant - now back to you and vicki in the studio. (grant) thanks catherine - we will see you and ken at six. (catherine) (vicki) happening tonight... venus williams will take the court in her opening round of the silicon valley classic. kron 4's sara stinson joins us from san jose ahead of the match.. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.mateo bridge.at the san look outside... taking a live (anchor) of the match.. san jose ahead joins us from sara stinson
kron 4's classic. silicon valley classic. kron 4's sara stinson joins us from san jose ahead of the match.. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and of showers thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra
but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. mucll re next week. week. return next week.
meals isn't new, but cozy meals that are organic and sustainable and downright decadent? (vicki) tonight on dine and dish - i take you to the long-awaited chow oakland to chow down on good grub. the wait staff is chill. the music is cool. and the food... pure comfort. welcome to chow oakland - a mashup of neighborhood eatery and corner grocery store. chow is aptly named - it's where you go to chow down. it's the newest addition to the chow restaurant family... the dream of this guy - tony
gulisano, a bay area transplant from motown who's mission is to feed the people...oh and you can bring your dog too. the first chow opened in the city's castro neighborhood more than 20 years ago. chow oakland is a bigger version of chow lafayette - with a cafe and take out...and so much more. here you'll find an expanded organic fresh produce section...and butcher shop if you want to cook at home. or pick up take out from this giant wood burning pizza oven and grill. there's an in house bakery kicking out hearty breads and hard to resist desserts. beverages range from alcolholic to fresh squeezed juice. there's the ever popular salmon and egg scramble. seasonal slices of all sorts. and true to tony's philosophy of creating tasty affordable food... this is a space where you can also find a comfy groove to break bread with your neighbors. (vicki) if you have a restaurant, cafe or bar that you would like to see featured
on 'dine and dish... send us an email at kron 4 dot com an email at dish... send us on 'dine and see featured would like to that you cafe or bar a restaurant, if you have (vicki) neighbors. (vicki) if you have a restaurant, cafe or bar that you would like to see featured on 'dine and dish... send us an email at kron 4 dot com .... or fill out the submission form on our website. you can also check out our 'dine and dish' facebook page. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and catherine heenan are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken) coming up new tonight at six. new evacuations in lake county.... as firefighters battle two big wildfires. we are tracking the latest containment numbers next.
< " i keep telling everybody. 5 days ago i was non-smoker, and now ive taken up smoking... not by choice " > (ken) tonight at inand lake counties have destroyed more than a dozen homes and are threatening thousands more. just the smoke alone forcing people to leave towns and abandon their homes. in lake county... new evacuation
orders are in effect tonight in long valley, high valley, and spring valley.thank you for joining us. i'm ken wayne. (catherine) and i'm catherine heenan in for pam moore. the mendocino complex fire is a combination of the river and ranch fires. over just the past 24 hours... they've increased in size by a combined 16 thousand acres.thousand acres. this is the area the fires were covering on monday -- about 68- thousand acres.... or about half the size they are now... covering some 115-thousand acres. you can see where the fires are burning tonight.... the ranch fire -- just to the north of upper lake-- and the river fire -- to the west of lakeport. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in lakeport tonight with the latest on the firefighting efforts. (ken) the wildfires has triggered
another air quality warning for the bay area. the latest advisory begins tomorrow - and will go through the weekend. by tomorrow - the bay area is expected to really feel the effects of the smoke from the mendocino complex fire... among others. the wind will be pushing smoke into the area. people are being encouraged to close their windows and limit outdooractivity... (catherine) in redding -- people displaced by the deadly carr fire can now get help at a local assistance center. the one- stop-shop for victims opened at a high school in redding today. local, state, and federal officials will be there to help with things like counseling, health matters... and housing. (ken) this is a map of where the fire is burning tonight.the carr fire has
lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and low 50s. we are tracking another round of showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. much warmer weather will return next week.
(catherine) a mill valley man is behind bars in marin county -- booked on theft and drug charges... and, in the process - he (catherine) a mill valley man is behind bars in marin county -- booked on theft and drug charges... and, in the process - he may have exposed his mother to legal problems --- related to possibly running an illegal daycare center in her own home. kron four's philippe djegal talked to the suspect's mother and investigators.
(philippe) "cozy kid care" has been shut down by the city of mill valley. this after several law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on this home wednesday. betsy says she has owned and operated the daycare service out of her home on meadow drive for 30-years. she says she's licensed by the state... but police discovered she didn't have a city permit to run the service. after investigators say they found what appears to be the powerful drug fentynal in the house... believed to belong to besty's 27-year-old son hank mulholland... who was the focus of the search warrant.betsy/suspect's mother- 'the suspected fentanyl was in his car. there's no drugs in the house. uh, he was just staying here transitionally for a few weeks before he moved to seattle." police believe mulholland is connected to at least four thefts reported in san rafael and in mill valley. the first happening on may 31st -- the last in early july. he's accused of stealing in excess of 17-thousand dollars worth of stuff.sgt. lisa holdon/srpd- "in one instance, a large quantity of nicorete gum was stolen and in another instance, um, health supplements were taken." the thefts happened at supermarkets and drug stores in mill valley, san rafael and other parts of the county. police are still looking into
whether or not mulholland sold the drug fentanyl. in the meantime, betsy says she has applied for a city permit to run her business... and, hopes to re-open it soon. betsy/suspect's mother- "we are not bailing him out. he is never coming back here, because look at, you know, look at this. i can't have this. i have a daycare, its my business." mulholland remains in custody at the marin county jail on grand theft charges. in mill valley, philippe djegal, kron four news. (catherine) new video tonight at 6. police are asking for help identifying this man... spotted on camera stealing a car from a mountain view driveway. this is newly released surveilance video from the july 22nd incident. around 4:40 that
morning - cameras at a home on san lucas avenue caught this man walking up to a parked honda c-r-v. police say the man unlocked the car and then spent about 20 seconds getting the car to start before driving away. mountain view police say if you have any information about this suspect, call them immediately. (ken) a former (ken) a former tesla engineer is now suing the electric car maker for a million dollars. details on what he says tesla did. (catherine) there's relief for people stuck in long lines at the d-m-v. we'll tell you which bay area d-m-v offices will now be offering saturday service starting this weekend. (ken) and a gay couple says alaska airlines made them move seats... to make room for a straight couple. we'll have the airline's response to the controversy.
( ken ) in national headlines tonight... a gay couple was forced to switch seats on an alaskan airlines plane recently. ( catherine ) the men say they had to be separated in order to make room for a straight couple. grant lodes has more on the situation. ( grant ) david cooley owns the popular los angeles gay bar,the abbey. he and his partner were trying to leave new york to get to los angeles. then things took a turn when they boarded and sat down. that's when a flight attendant asked cooley's partner to switch seats. ( grant ) cooley took to facebook to share the story. he said the flight attendant
asked his partner to move from his premium seat to a coach seat to make room for the man and woman...which was when cooley told the employee that they too, were a couple. cooley says the attendant said to either switch seats or get off the plane. so they got off the plane and purchased new tickets with delta. ( grant ) alaska airlines took to twitter to respond to cooley: quote - "we are truly sorry this event occurred. we mistakenly booked two people in one seat. i can assure you we are an inclusive airline and hold a zero- tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind in our workplace." ( grant ) so alaska airlines says the incident did happen, however they deny the passengers were discriminated against. the airline is currently investigating the situation. cooley has sicne accepted alaska's apolofy. the airline has a
history of being pro lgbt and inclusion.inclusion. (ken) it's a move that critics say will cause more of this.....dirty air....and cause consumers to spend more at the pump....the trump administation says they want to freeze an obama era environmental regulation requiring car manufacturers to make vehicles more fuel efficant. they also want to revoke the state of california's right to set it's own tougher fuel mileage standards. california's attorney general has filed suit, along with 16 ther states, to stop them. we intend to stand firm and protect the existing clean car standards that our nation has in place, and california will protect its waiver to continue to lead the fight to have cleaner air and cleaner burning vehicles."the trump adminstation says they want to freezing fuel mileage standards coming into play in the year 2020....because they believe requiring car makers to meet standards tougher than than will cost consumers more....which will translate
into more people not trading up into new, safer models. the former chair of the state's republican party believes it strikes a better balance. they think it'll say consumers i have $1 trillion and save 12,000 lives because later cars are less safe the key to all regulations is striking the right balance and it could be that the obama administration regulations we're going to far, reduce safety without much of a return when it came to pollutionthe spokesperson for bay area air quality management district says consumers worried about pollution should let their wallets do the talking..we need the public throughout california and here in the bay area to transition to clean vehicles, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles anything that's not a gasoline powered vehicle. saying that's the only way we will reduce the air pollution problems we have. maureen kelly kron4 news (catherine) (catherine) a former employee at
tesla's battery plant in nevada is suing for at leasta million dollars in defamation damages. tesla had originally accused martin tripp of hacking into computers, then stealing and leaking confidential information to the media. tripp's lawyers filed a counterclaim in federal court. it claims that any damages to the company were caused or contributed to by tesla's "own negligence, acts or omissions." tripp claims that up to $200 million worth of battery parts for tesla's model 3 vehicle were incorrectly categorized as scrap -- then shipped or were in the process of being shipped to customers. (catherine) fiat chrysler has announced the recall of one-point-one million ram pick-ups.
the company says that the tailgates can fly open when the affectedtrucks are in motion. the recall includes the model years 2015 to 2017. owners are being to secure any loose cargo to prevent problems. no injuries or accidents have been reported... let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and low 50s. we are tracking another round of showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some
(ken/landing/vo) you may have wondered why it seems as though the stop and go signals on a given street actually make traffic worse. that is the case on university avenue in palo alto, which is often reduced to gridlock during commute hours.but now, as kron four's rob fladeboe reports, those signals are going to be synchronized. rob fladeboe/palo alto "....i'm here at the troubled intersection of woodland and universityavenue in palo alto just west of highway 101. the problem is that between middlefield avenue in palo alto and the dumbarten bridge in east palo alto, there are three different jurisdictions managing three different sets of traffic signals..."that would be palo alto, east palo alto and caltrans.in the next few months, with an $80,000 dollar grantfrom the metroplitan transportation commission, 14 signals, including a few on donahoe street east of 101,will be synced up. traffic engineers will count cars,study traffic patterns and then adjust signal-timing so that all the
lights are on the same page says palo alto transit chief joshua mello.joshua mello/city of palo alto ".....the grant will do two things, it will collect data on the traffic patterns are and what the volumes are currently and then it will update the timing plans for each of the intersections to be more responsive to current traffic conditions. the second thing we'll do is coordinate the signals so that in the peak hours like coming in to palo alto in the morning or outbound in the evening the signals will progress with the traffic as it moves along the corridor..."rob fladeboe/paloalto "...there will no construction so traffic wont be impeded by the upgrade.the work is also expected to reduce the amount of traffic into neighborhoods along university avenue. when all is said and done the upgrade is expected to reduce traffic jams from 20-40 percent. in palo alto rob fladeboe kron4news (catherine) more d-m-v offices are opening for saturday service this (catherine) more d-m-v
offices are opening for saturday service this weeeknd... that brings the total of california offices with saturday service - to 60. four of the locations are here in the bay area... daly city, fairfield, novato, and vallejo. the offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all services except behind-the-wheel exams will be provided. the expanded saturday service is part of the department's effort to ease the long wait times in field offices. offices will remain closed on sunday. you can get more details on our website... kron4 dot com. (ken) california's attorney general calls out president trump over 3-d printed guns. the latest on the lawsuit filed by california and other states to try to stop the technology. (catherine) and fires so intense they can create their own weather patterns. we'll take a look at the "firenado" phenomenon that's a result of the deadly wildfires in northern california.
all with the tap of her phone. ♪ stop the things you do no card? no problem. life, lived serena's way. chase, make more of what's yours. (ken) new video shows the flames from the carr fire twisting into a tornado. the state's biggest wildfire has now extended over 200 square miles ... now burning away from populated areas. with a thousand homes destroyed and six lives lost,
the carr fire is one of the most destructive in california history.(catherine)many of those homes burned in the town of redding, where the focus has now turned to the challenges of recovery. the local high school has been turned into a one=stop resource for fire victims. local, state, and federal officials are offering counseling, employment, housing, and health assistance. residents are being allowed back into devastated neighborhoods.a week ago this was a normal neighborhood. now it's utter devastation.it was terrifying, and it roared over the mountain in a matter of minutes, it was so fast. it was just ten minutes it came barreling through.after the fire came the predators.17 burglaries 6 thefts and several stolen vehicles out of these very neighborhoodsthe hot spots are now along the western edge of the fire.the town of french gulch has survived along with its historic buildings dating back to 1849;a hundred miles to the south the mendocino fires have forced thousands of people from their homes along clear lake.in the the town of upper lake ... the streets are empty
except for pat lynch's grocery shop.i've never closed for anything.he caters to the few remaining residents and an army of thirsty firefighters. beer, and i'm the only one open in town.and near yosemite ... the ferguson fire is now in its third week.in the town of el portal, this cafe normally serves 600 people a day in summer. "it's sad . the winter time we're slow but still nothing like this. we have zero." (catherine) (catherine) roughly thirteen thousand firefighters are now deployed at more than a dozen fires throughout the state. the carr fire near redding is 35 percent contained. the lake county fires ... 39 percent contained,and the ferguson fire is also at 39 percent. time now for a look at tonight's top local stories.... starting with a front-line look at the complex
fire. (pkg)in another big (pkg) (pkg) in another big story the state of california's attorney general has filed suit against the trump administation over it's plan to freeze fuel mileage standards for auto makers coming into play in 2020. they also want to also want to revoke the state of california's right to set it's own tougher fuel mileage
standards. the reasonin on the rollback....to make new, safer cars less expensive. the attorney general says that the roll back will create more air polluion and cause consumers to spend more money, since they're cars will be less fuel efficiant. maureen kelly kron4 news. in mill valley... a man was arrested at his parent's home wednesday after a search warrant revealed illegal drugs in the house. the suspect's mother also runs a daycare service out of that home... and, although she says she is licensed by the state to do so... during the course of the investigation... the city of mill valley found she doesn't have the proper permits to operate the business within city limits... so, for now, "cozy kid care" is closed. in mill valley, philippe djegal, kron four news. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and low 50s. we are tracking another round of
showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. much warmer weather will return next week. department is hiring... but the transit agency is
struggling to fill the open positions at a time when violent crime is on the rise. the union that represent's bart officers says filling those positions will help keep passengers safe.. kron4's haaziq madyun has details. bart currently has 156 patrol officers but the police department is budgeted for 176 officerssot
sponsored by citizens. state law requires government officials to confer with public employee unions about wages and other terms of employment.. (ken) california is going to court to try to stop 3-d gun sales. this as the state's attorney general blames president trump for potential violence. potential violence. at at&t, we believe in access. potential violence. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. general xavier becerra is
going after the president over 3-d printed guns.becerra announced today that california will join eight other states and the district of columbia in a lawsuit against the distribution of blueprints for 3-d printed guns.becerra blamed president trump for a government settlement that would have allowed the plans to be posted online.xavier becerra/california attorney general : "president trump, you're on notice. give away the protections against the the 3d printing of untraceable ghost guns and your fingerprints will be all over those 3d weapons used to kill, to maim or to threaten our children and our loved ones." a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the federal government from allowing the blueprints to go online.the founder of the company involved... defense distributed... disabled downloads after the injunction. however -- the plans had already been
downloaded thousands of times. (catherine) the trader joe's store in silver lake reopened this morning... almost two weeks after a store manager, melyda corado, was killed in a shootout between police and a murder suspect. some renovation work was done during the closing -- and grieving employees were givensome time off. police say the july 21st shooting happened after a family dispute in south los angeles ... 28-year old gene atkins is accused of shooting his grandmother at least seven times and injuring another woman. he's been charged with 31 felonies. (ken) in sports....the raiders had a very special guest attend their training camp today.(catherine) and more bad news for the giants...the panda... is out for remainder of the season ...gary has the details...and all the sports...coming up
after losing johnny cueto to tommy john surgery earlier this week, the san francisco giants have lost another key piece for the season. pablo sandoval will undergo hamstring surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season. bruce bochy said an mri revealed that pablo's hamstring had a significant tear. sandoval sustained the injury on sunday when he slid into home on a steven duggar sacrifice fly. the panda immediately grabbed his right hamstring as he walked back to the dugout. sandoval ends his season with nine home runs, 40 rbis and a .248 batting average in 92 games. some special guest joined the raiders at training camp today in napa. today in napa.training camp
the raiders at training camp today in napa. peyton manning was invited to the raiders training camp by the quarterback whisperer....head coach jon gruden the two time super bowl champion kept a close eye on derek carr... who says he grew up trying to emulate manning. on the defensive side of the ball.... khalil mack is still a no- show...but raider great charles woodson was at camp. woodson could be spotted coaching up the defensive backs. however the talk of the camp today was the sheriff...peyton manning. here is young carr and peyton manning...on their blooming relationship.(sot: carr & manning)) : pick his mind, see some things that we think the same on, see some things that he's seen over the years that he can add to help me and my preparation. you know, whatever we were doing on the field, i took full advantage. : i really like derek. i've known him just a little bit from playing against him but, uh, just, you know, jon let me sit in the quarterback meeting this morning. you can tell he loves it and he is very engaged and obviously trying to learn a
new system, which is a challenge. one thing about jon gruden, he loves football, and so everybody playing for him better love it too. : just having today with peyton was just fantastic. i've taken things from his game. even, from the way, preparation, you know, things that i could learn from my brother, through eli and, you know, all those kind of things to stealing his warmup routine. i've taken things from peyton my whole life. i definitely didn't stop today. the teammate who kneeled alongside
colin kaepernick may be close to finding his next job. tennessee titans head coach mike titans head tennessee tennessee on reaching out to former san francisco 49er eric reid. titans safety johnathan cyprien suffered a torn acl on wednesday, potentially opening up a spot in the secondary for reid. reid met with the cincinnati bengals this offseason as well, but did not come to terms on a deal. during that meeting, reid was asked whether he plans to kneel for the national anthem again. now to golf... the bridgestone invitational is underway in ohio. tiger
woods... back on the couse for the first time since tying for 6th at the british open on the 5th hole.... woods nails this birdie putt... he goes 4-under then on the 7th hole... woods finds the bottom of the cup for another birdie to go 5-under woods finished the day shooting a 4-under 66 in his return to firestone country club...after a four-year absence from playing this event. it's tiger's lowest opening round at a pga tour event in three years... which makes sense cosidering he's won here 8 times. ian poulter is the current leader at -8 also in the world in golf... e-s-p-n is reporting a one-on-one showdown between tiger woods and phil mickelson will take place in november. mickelson and woods will reportedly play in a winner-take-all tournament scheduled for thanksgiving weekend for 10-million dollars. the event will supposedly take place at shadow creek
golf course in las vegas. both woods and mickelson are on forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in the world for 2018. woods ranks 16th while mickelson sits at number 22. a ohio restaurant chain says it's putting it's relationship with ohio state head football coach urban meyer on hold. this...after ohio state placed meyer on paid administrative leave... for allegedly failing to report domestic violence accusations involvng one of his asssitant coaches bob evans restaurant chain...located in ohio... just announced the partnership monday. the restaurants planned to star meyer in a of and digital ads promoting the food. however...toda y...the partnership has been put on hold until further notice. ohio state is investigating whether or not meyer knew about allegations of domestic viiolence in 2015... involving former assistant coach zach smith.
(ken) a lavish lifestyle. that's how prosecutors are trying to paint the extravagant spending by former trump campaign chair paul manafort.(catherine) the government released photos of various suits and jackets owned by manafort... the photos will be used against him in court. jessica schneider has more on the evidence presented during day three of his trial. prosecutors are going to great lengths to prove: paul manafort lived a life of extravagant luxury.they've submitted reams of receipts - documenting the hundreds of thousands of dollars he spent on high-end suits and clothing. in april 2012, manafort paid 18-thousand-500-dollars for a
python jacket.just a few months earlier... it was 9-thousand-500-dollars on an ostrich vest -- to apparently compliment the ostrich jacket he later paid 15-thousand dollars for.there are also photos of the jackets and suits he paid a pretty penny for... including from the store that bills itself the most expensive in the world: bijan.one blue jacket from bijan rang in at 32- thousand-800-dollars. prosecutors have been parading vendors to the stand to testify to paul manafort's penchant for posh living... all to show jurors just how he spent the millions of dollars he allegedly hid in offshore accounts.it wasn't just clothing.manafort kept his seven homes - from the hamptons to manhattan to virginia - in pristine condition.his landscaper testified that manafort spent about 450-thousand dollars over five years for his hamptons home... commissioning him to care for the hundreds of flowers - plus one of the biggest personal ponds in the glamorous locale two hours east of new york city.and he kept his hamptons home high-tech.manafort paid more than 2-point-2-million dollars over the course of several years to install apple t-vs, wireless networks, and other electronics.manafort paid via wire transfer from various off- share bank accounts... even splurging 10-thousand dollars on a karaoke system in 2010. (catherine)(catherine)
system in 2010. (catherine) that was jessica schneider reporting. manafort's former accountant is expected to testify in the trial tomorrow. lawrence karnow: high pressure weakend and temperatures cooled around the bay area today. it definitely felt like fall this morning with cool 40s and low 50s. we acking anot showers and thunderstorms on doppler radar over the sierra but it is not as widespread. on the satellite image we can see some interesting changes as high pressure slides further east and low pressure dives south off the coast. this should lead to cooler temperatures this weekend. but
tomorrow there will be more of a northerly component to the wind which should bring us a little more sunshine and some smoke from the fires to make it a little hazy on friday. highs tomorrow will be in the 90s inland with 60s at the coast. cooler weather is expected this weekend. much warmer weather will return next week. a full hour of a full hour week.return next week. a full hour of entertainment news is on the way. at 7:00 it's inside edition, followed by entertainment tonight at 7-30. then we're back with kron 4 news at 8:00
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