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amber toney/paradise evacuee: "i thought the windows were going to shatter, because it was just so hot. how could god take a town away that's called paradise?"(vicki) now at five -- we are hearing stories of survival from people who managed to escape the flames in paradise. the fire is the most destructive in state history -- dozens of people have lost their lives and many more remain missing,. hello i'm vicki liviakis. hello i'm vicki liviakis. (grant) and i'm grant lodes. tonight the "camp fire" in butte county continues to rage out of control. 29 people are dead and 228 are still missing. the fire has burned 113-thousand burned 113- thousand acres and it is just 25-percent contained. more than 6-thousand homes have been destroyed and 15-thousand are still threatened tonight. (vicki) kron4's dan thorn is live in chico tonight... dan, how are those affected coping with the devastation? vicki and grant..the camp fire
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was merciless in the town of paradise..thousands of burned vehicles still lining the roads and so much clean up to be done as the fire rages on.. however, i spoke with some people today who despite all the destruction..are thankful. destruction is virtually everywhere in the town of paradise..dozens of people have been killed and hundreds have been unaccounted for.. some homes have remained untouched while many others were not so lucky..debra barrett says she's counting her blessings...sot: i do thank god for a lot of everything that we do have... barrett and her family escaped the fire thursday night..today they were collecting supplies from the elks lodge in chico... she hopes to get back to her home and rebuild..sot: it's gonna take a long while but we can do it..resilience is not something the people of paradise are short on... someone taped up an american flag--it's standing tall over the rubble of what was a business...and the firefighters fighting the inferno are getting support from the community...signs line the street in front of the command center in chico... even the littlest supporters like 5 year old cooper are showing how much they care..he
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had this message for them.. sot: thank you for being so brave firefighters.. cooper says he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up so that he can do the work these brave men and women do everyday..reporting live in chico..dan thorn kron 4 news. kron 4 news. dan thorn in chico..dan thorn kron 4 news. (vicki) tonight we are learning
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new information about those killed in the butte county wildfire. one of the victims has been identified by his family as san francisco native. 63 year old ernie foss junior moved to paradise eight years ago after being priced out of the bay area. he was a musician and music teacher who used to teach students out of his home near haight street. his daughter says foss suffered from a medical condition that kept him bedridden. he and his dog were found dead outside his home. and foss's stepson, andrew burt, who you can see standing in this photo, acted has as foss's caregiver. he is still missing at this hour. foss's daughter says the power and phone lines were down at the home and there was know way they there was the home and there was know way they would have known about an evacuation order. ... (grant) and we have a closer look at exactly where the fire is burning right now. our ken wayne is in the newsroom with the details. ken? strong northeast strong northeast winds are
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expected to continue through monday morning. firefighters workedthrough the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. steep rugged terrain in some areas will impede control operations. todayfirefighters will continue to fight the fire aggressively, provide structure defense and strategically be prepositioned in the case of any wind shifts. county: butte county location: pulga road at camp creek road near jarbo gap acres burned - containment: 113,000 acres - 25% contained
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(vicki) continuing our team coverage tonight... while groups like the red cross and the salvation army are requesting monetary donations for those who want to help fire victims, one
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north bay organization is collecting everything from new clothing to towels to toiletries. kron 4's dan kerman is live tonight in petaluma with more on how you can help victims of the wildfire. dan? since friday, people have been stopping by pep housing in petaluma to drop off items for victims of the camp fire.sot becky watson/petaluma resident 07-13i brougth some toileries and towels and clothes sock and sweatherssot sharlene dillon/ san francisco resident 14-20absolutely important to me, if i dont show up for my own, who can i expect to show up for mepep housing is a non profit corporation which provides affordable housing for low income seniors and veterans... they collected donations during the tubbs fire and saw no reason why they shouldn't do it for the camp fire.sot mary stompe/pep
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housing 33-43we have a property in butte county and we are aware of the poverty up there and we know there are a lot of seniors in that area , so when you lose everything we want to come in and give you some comforts, clothing and that sort of thing.pep housing is only collecting new clothing, as well as food, and toiletries among other things... for stopping by helping fire victims is personal.sot sarah rhodes/welfare league of sonoma county 101-110we were impacted by the tubbs fire last year so we know first hand what people are in need of shoes, underwear, that's the main thing.
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(grant) anger is increasing with some pointing fingers at p-g-&-e power lines as a possible cause of the fire in butte county. (vicki) this as new information is revealing how fire fighters first on the scene saw downed power lines... kron four's terisa estacio is here now with more. terisa? some very harsh criticsim coming out today about the camp fire, specifically about the cause of that inferno burning up in butte county.... kron four news obtained 911 dispatch records... listen to dispatchers talk about the hazardous power lines fire fighters experienced . (take vo/so)sound full - stand (take vo/so)sound full - stand by.... and that scene repeated over and over again, by the
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large army of fire fighters and police and sheriff's deputies that raced to the area to face the flames. in the early morning hours of last thursday, when the camp fire started... pge reported that it had thought about shutting down power lines in several counties due to extreme dry and high winds predicted. however, a pge spokesperson told kron four, that they decided against the public safety power shutoff,or psps as a preemptive move throughout butte county. now, pge is coming under intense scrutiny...i spoke with one attorney who was invoved in suing pge in the san bruno blast where 8 people died... he had scathing comments for pge in this latest situation. (take sot) joe cotchett, cotchett, pitre & mccarthy. why didn't they turn off the power, they could have, no. they choose profits over safety, and profits mean lining executives pockets. we reached pockets. lining executives pockets.
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we reached out to pge, they say they are investigating. they have admitted to having problems with a transmission line near the origin of the camp fire. and, we are also learning a woman who lived inthe area says she received an email prior to the fire erupting from pge infroming her that pge crews needed to come on to her property, because quote, they were having problems with sparks" pge has declined to take about this specific issue in relation to the fire. (anchor1) taking a live
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look outside-- taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. you can see the smoke you can see the smoke blanketing the sky. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as high pressure is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move across our skies tomorrow and
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it will still be hazy. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. offshore winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air quality should improve after that. that. (grant) (grant) coming up.. we are also tracking the wildfires burning in southern california tonight. we'll take a look at the destruction as more than 100 homes have now been destroyed. (vicki) and a lot of people are using face masks-- trying to prevent breathing in the smoke that's blanketing the bay area. but those masks might not protect you for long. we'll explain. (grant) plus after the break... a special treat for dozens of teens dealing with heartbreak-- after their town is destroyed in the wildfire. how the 49ers
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are helping them cope.
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a big story tonight-- the 49ers game is kicking off against the new york giants. and some special guests are in attendance tonight. (vicki) the niners are hosting the paradise high school football team... giving them a badly needed break from all the devastation after their town was destroyed by the wildfire. kron 4's rob fladeboe is live in santa clara tonight with details. rob?
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(grant) the oakland a's are helping wildfire victims. the team announced today that it will donate 10- thousand dollars to 'camp fire' relief efforts. the a's are asking their fans to help raise an additional 10- thousand dollars by donating through the team's go-fund-me page. the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the red cross to assist in short- term and long-term recovery. if you would like to contribute, we have a link on our website at kron-4 dot com. (vicki) in southern california, firefighters already stretched to the limit faced a new challenge ... a pair of new fast moving wildfires.this one forced the shutdown of the 118 freeway
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through simi valley,the peak fire is just north of the woolsey fire that has destroyed (vicki) com. kron-4 dot our website at have a link on contribute, we would like to if you rob? with details. clara tonight with details. rob? rob? with details. clara tonight live in santa fladeboe is live in santa clara tonight with details. rob?
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(grant) (grant) the oakland a's are helping wildfire victims.
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the team announced today that it will donate 10-thousand dollars to 'camp fire' relief efforts. the a's are asking their fans to help raise an additional 10- thousand dollars by donating through the team's go-fund-me page. the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the red cross to assist in short- term and long-term recovery. if you would like to contribute, we have a link on our website at kron-4 dot com. (vicki) in southern california, firefighters already stretched to the limit faced a new challenge ... a pair of new fast moving wildfires.this one forced the shutdown of the 118 freeway through simi valley,the peak fire is just north of the woolsey fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes in los angeles and ventura counties.(grant) ryan o'donnell is here to show us the situation right now.ryan? (ryan) all of this is happening north and west of downtown los angeles.the hill fire in vetura county... the massive woolsey fire that's spread to nearly 150 square
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miles... which is three square miles... which is three times the size of the city of san francisco.and now the peak fire. it broke out at peak fire. it broke out at around ten this morning and quickly spread to 75 acres and threatened homes. "the fire was right across the street and my husband here, calm, cool, and collected, was just watching. i'm like 'oh i've gotta go pack ."residents gave their homes a last dose of water before heading out, this one is not a flareup. it's a brand new start.... with an incredibly robust response from la city, county and ventura fire departments." on the hillside above the homes, helicopters dropped buckets of water on the flames as well as traffic on the 118. natair tankers doused the neighborhood with pink phos=check.it's kind of like a gelatin-based slurry that sticks to the shrubbery and really slows down the fire so firefighters can go in their and really make progress with hand tolls and hose lines.just a few miles to the south, modified seaplanes scooped up ocean water.they used it to fight the woolsey fireit has burned hundreds of homes and forced a quarter million people to flee.you know we thought we were ready. hose everything down, but when it came over this ridge behind us it was a hundred-foot wall of
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flame.l=a county fire tweeted out this video as the flames bore down on malibu.natfor some residents the only way out was through the flames raging on both sides of the pacific coast highway, more nat today drone video showed that many malibu mansions survived ... but some were total losses. firefighters are now concentrating on protecting property and lives ... putting a line around the fire will have to come later.help is on the way ... fifty=five engines are on their way from texas... firefighters giving up thanksgiving with their families to risk their lives. (ryan) the latest numbers on
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the woolsey fire... 91- thousand acres, two deaths and 370 homes and businesses burned.some people have been allowed to go back home, but 200-thousand still remain evacuated. the woolsey fire is only 20 percent contained. (anchor) taking a live (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: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as high pressure is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move
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across our skies tomorrow and it will still be hazy. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. offshore winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air quality should improve after that. that.improve after quality should the the air quality
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should improve after that. (grant) (grant) still ahead... marvel comic book great stan lee has passed away. we'll take a look back at his life and legacy. (vicki) plus after the break... it's a good idea to protect yourself from the smoke covering the bay area. but there's some tips you need to know before buying one of those respirator masks. we'll have the details.
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(grant) when it comes to covering your face to prevent breathing in smoke from the fire, we are learning that some masks will not get the job done. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story (pkg)some of the most iconic views of san francisco's skyline can be found in the potrero hill neighborhood but not now due to lingering smoke from the campfire in butte county. health experts say if you are outdoors you run the risk of breathing in particulate matter along with that smoke. the danger
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associated with particulate matter can be deceiving because it is not always about what you seesotcovering your nose and mouth is recommended to block particulate material but not everything that covers your face will keep you safenat/sot haaziqhow about some folks will tie a bandana or a t- shirt around their face, good idea? will that work or no?sot although you may see some folks out there wearing surgical masks, the professionals say these masks won't protect you eithersot however this n95 mask on the other hand will prevent up to 90% of particulate matter from getting into your lungs, but if you're going to be outside
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for a prolonged period, health officials say you're going to need more than one of thesesot you can find the n95 mask at most hardware stores. a 10-pack costs around $20.00...in san francisco haaziq madyun kron4news (vicki) next at 5:30... a lot of people here in the bay area are asking how they can help wildfire victims. joining us live in studio is major james sullivan with the salvation army. we'll talk about what the victims need-- and what you can do to help. (grant) plus after the break... we're live in chico-- where people who were forced from their homes are now trying to find shelter. you know when you're at ross and you realize it's time your sister stopped borrowing your sweaters? yes! that's yes for less. stop stealing mine... never. the perfect sweater makes the perfect holiday gift. and it feels even better when you find it for less - at ross. yes for less.
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thousands of evacuees have been out of their homes((pkg)) ((nats))free hot meals..clothes.. and water... the chico walmart parking lot is now packed with a small community of campfire evacuees and volunteers.(daniel hansen- paradise evacuee) "they gave me a pair of pants, they went into walmart and bought me a pair of pants, he didn't have to do that for me but he did." a whole section of the parking lot is dedicated to clothing donations....fire victims sort through the racks... as more community members drive in to drop off more supplies..."want a mask?"one man walking around the parking lot hands out masks...((isaiah rosi- volunteer)) "it's really amazing how a community like
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this can come together when a family or a town needs the help."evacuees walk around dazed by their displacement, but thankful for the people taking the time to help... ((karyn bartley - paradise evacuee)) "our dream is gone right now. but i just want to say everyone out here has been so gracious, and we are so thankful for our friends who are so supportive in all of this."food trucks line the lot next to tents... one couple grilling burgers drove all the way from san luis obispo to help..((chad noland- volunteer)) "it's heartbreaking to think about what these people went through but my wife and i thought, we always talk about trying to help and we just thought, we gotta load up and just go do it."((ashley))volunteers tell us this free market place in the walmart parking lot has been up and running the last couple of days... volunteers say they are prepared to be here for as long as needed... (grant) happening now...
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air quality continues to be a concern ross the bay area. you can see just how bad the conditions were once again today... (vicki) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now-- lawrence how long is this going to last? lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air
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continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as high pressure is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move across our skies tomorrow and it will still be hazy. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. offshore winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air quality should improve after that. president just tweeted:tweeted: i just approved an expedited request for a major disaster declaration for the state of california. wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible the incredible suffering going on. i am with you all the way. god bless all of the victims and families affected. (vicki) as the fires cause devastation up and down the state-- a lot of people are wondering how they can help. (grant) joining us
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now from the salvation army... is major james sullivan. army... is major families affected.victims and bless all of the that. (grant)president just tweeted: i just approved tweeted: president just (grant) that. (grant) president just tweeted: i just approved an expedited request for a major disaster declaration for the state of california. wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on. i am with you all the way. god bless all of the victims and families affected. (vicki) as the fires cause devastation up and down the state-- a lot of people are wondering how they can help. joining us now from the salvation army... is
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major james sullivan. james-- what do the victims need the most right now.
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(vicki) right now. need the most do the victims james-- what james-- what do the victims need the most right now. (vicki) coming up... a delay on an important vote on sex abuse in the catholic church. details on why it's being put off. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪
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the world are mourning the death of marvel-comics visionary stan lee. lee died in a los angeles hospital this morning after being taken by ambulance from his home. lee helped usher in a new era of super-hero storytelling. he created or helped create a string of iconic characters including spider-man, the hulk, the x-men, iron man and
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thor. lee said he used to be embarrassed about being a comic-book writer... but then realized that entertainment is one of the most important ways to help people. the exact cause of death is unknown at this time. stan lee was 95 years old. (vicki) still ahead... florida is facing a recount of several important races after the election. why it could be a long time before we find out the results.
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tonight.. bishops are delaying votes on ways to combat sex abuse in the catholic church.(vicki) new ways of doing things were supposed to be decided this week... until they got word to postpone it. kron4's ryan o'donnell joins us with more on why it's being put-off. this order came from the top. the vatican asking the u-s bishops to 'hold-off' until it can have its global meeting on sex abuse in february. roman catholic
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bishops from across the u-s are gathering in baltimore this week for their annual meeting. and the child sex abuse scandal, that's been plaguing the church, was going to be a part of their agenda... to consider and vote on several steps to combat sex abuse including a new 'code of conduct' for themselves. the archbishop of baltimore says he and the other bishops are troubled and horrified by the decades of abuse by clergy. archbishop william lori / roman catholic archdiocese of baltimore: "we have to be held to the same high standard that we hold our priests and our lay employees and volunteers do. we should have the same standards and the same consequence." 0:16 archbishop william lori says any church leader guilty of sex abuse actions should be punished. one of the plans... are for the bishops to possibly create a third- party independent review board to look into allegations against bishops. (vicki) another big
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story tonight-- it's like deja vu all over again. years after the infamous bush versus gore presidential election.....another vote re- count is brewing in florida. john lorinc reports. the counting is over.....now starts the re-counting.andrew gillum/d-fl candidate for governor"what we are here to do today is to say count every vote. count every vote." florida's secretary of state announced this weekend a second look is needed for the paper-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner.and there are concerns the tallies won't be done by the thursday afternoon deadline.deborah clark/pinellas county supervisor of elections"the recount is a very time- consuming process. keep in mind we are doing today what we did for several weeks and through election ballots the first time."as the recount is underway....the campaign of governor rick scott -- who is currently running for senate -- is filing three lawsuits. scott's campaign claims broward county supervisor of elections, dr. brenda snipes, counted ballots after saturday's deadline....which is against florida law.sen. cory gardner/r-colorado"we need to make sure that we are protecting the integrity of the electorate in florida, that every vote is counted and to make sure that we protect this from fraud."snipes' attorney says she is committed to making sure "that every legally cast vote will be
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counted."the florida department of state says if recount information isn't returned in on-time, the previous results will be accepted.deborah clark/pinellas county supervisor of elections"i have been doing this forty years. i have a lot of recount experience, and in a recount it is not unusual to see the vote count change, but in minor ways."i'm john lorinc reporting. (vicki) and we have just learned that democrat kyrsten sinema has won arizona's open has won kyrsten sinema that democrat just learned and we have (vicki) (vicki) (vicki) and we have just learned that democrat kyrsten sinema has won arizona's open u.s. senate seat... beating republican martha mcsally. it was one of the most closely watched races in the nation. sinema is a former liberal activist. her win follows years of democratic shutouts at the statewide level in arizona and shows that the longtime republican state... is becoming a swing state. (anchor) taking a live
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look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move across tomorrow and it will still be hazy. highs be in the 60s and low 70s. winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the but it looks the the air quality should that. that.improve after quality should the the air but it looks next two days bay area the smoke to the bring more winds will offshore winds will bring more
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smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air improve after that.
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(vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... as wildfires
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rage up and down the state-- we are learning more about the destruction in southern california. includng a piece of hollywood history-- and several celebrities' homes.
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wildfires continue to devastate california as the inferno takes pieces of hollywood takes pieces of the inferno takes pieces of hollywood history.(vicki) entertainment tonight's nancy o'dell has the story.
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vicki and grant. it's a harrowing time for so-cal as the woolsey fire burns homes, production sets, and the beach town of malibu.hills ablaze. builidings charred. cars burned out.the brave first responders rush to save what they can.the fires have burned over 91,500 acres and 370 structures.malibu is known for its celebrity homes, many which were lost in the flames. miley cyrus' house was burned, but she remained positive tweeting:"i am one of the lucky ones. my animals and love of my life made it out safely and that's all that matters right now."singer robin thicke's home was also destroyed in the blaze,as was gerard butlers.i saw gerard butler he lost his placejamie foxx was safe in new york, but his house and family in thousand oaks were in the fires path.we had to evacuate. so my kids and my family are in hotels but they're safe. kim and khloe kardashian were
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also evacuated, as were lady gaga, alyssa milano, and martin sheen.the fire also destroyed a famous replica set for the tv show "mash,"the paramount ranch, where the hbo show "westworld" shoots.our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the fires. we'll have much more on et, i'm nancy o'dell, back to you. (vicki) and don't forget... you can catch all of your entertainment news right here on kron-4. at 7:00 it's inside edition, followed by entertainment tonight at 7- 30. then we're back with kron 4 news in prime time at 8:00 (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken) coming up next on kron4 news at six.. we are just minutes away from a cal fire briefing on the wildfire in butte county. at least 29 people have died -- more than 200 are still missing... we'll have the latest from the devastated town of paradise.(pam) then - p-g- and-e feeling the heat - from that wildfire....after it was revealed that there was a problem with a power line - right before the fire started. we have dispatch audio
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revealing what firefighters enountered when they arrived on scene. that's coming up next at six. sfx: squeak sfx: stair creak sfx: clink sfx: deep breath sfx: grunt sfx: tinny headphone music sfx: feet shuffling sfx: slice sfx: gasp sfx: inhale. exhale. sfx: lights scraping on roof sfx: metallic scrape sfx: grunt
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covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care. (pam) tonight at 6. tales of survival from people who managed to escape the most devastating fire in california history. the 'camp fire' continues to burn in butte county tonight ... having already claimed more than two dozen lives ... with many more people still missing. thank you for joining us. i'm pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. at least 29 people have died... with more than 200 missing in a fire
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that has has burned at least 113-thousand acres... we expect an update on those numbers from cal- fire in just a few minutes. we will take you to that news conference live when it begins. (pam) we want to start with kron4's dan thorn ... who is live in chico tonight... dan, how are people managing to cope with the devastation? vicki and grant..the vicki and grant..the camp fire was merciless in the town of paradise..thousands of burned vehicles still lining the roads and so much clean up to be done as the fire rages on.. however, i spoke with some people today who despite all the destruction..are thankful. the camp fire leaves behind scorched vehicles and homes in the town of paradise...dozens of people have been killed and hundreds have been unaccounted for..some houses have remained untouched while many others were not so lucky..debra
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barrett says she's counting her blessings...sot: theres so much..so many more people worse off than me..theres people that died.barrett and her family escaped the fire thursday night..today they were collecting supplies from the elks lodge in chico...she hopes to get back to her home and rebuild..sot: gotta keep looking forward and not back though. we have to make new futures..new plans..resilience is not something the people of paradise are short on... someone taped up an american flag--it's standing tall over the rubble of what was a business...and the firefighters fighting the inferno are getting support from the community...signs line the street in front of the coand center in chico... even the littlest supporters like 5 year old cooper are showing how much they care..he had this message for them.. sot: thank you for being so brave firefighters.. cooper says he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up so that he can do the work these brave men and women do everyday..reporting live in chico..dan thorn kron 4 news.
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(boxes) breaking news...cal- fire is giving an update on the 'camp fire' as we speak.let's go live out to the silver dollar fairgrounds in chico to listen in.
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we want to we want to take a closer
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look at exactly where the fire is burning right now. our grant lodes is in the newsroom with the details. grant? strong northeast strong northeast winds are expected to continue through monday morning. firefighters workedthrough the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. steep rugged terrain in some areas will impede control operations. todayfirefighters will continue to fight the fire aggressively, provide structure defense and strategically be prepositioned in the case of any wind shifts. county: butte county location: pulga road at camp creek road near jarbo gap acres burned - containment: 113,000 acres - 25% contained
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coming up... will they play or won't they? tonight's 49-er game was up in the air for a time because of the awful air quality from the wildfire .. some fans determined to go... took action so they could still enjoy the game.. also .. we learning more about the victims of the "camp fire" .. including one man from san francisco. his story coming up. and there are a number of ways to help our neighbors to the north who are suffering from the wildfire devastation ... we have details on what you can do.. coming up next. (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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(ken) one of the people killed in the camp fire has been identified by family as 63- year old ernie foss junior. foss was a san francisco native who moved to paradise 8 -years ago. kron4's maureen kelly has new information about the victim, and his stepson who remains missing at this hour. ernie foss junior's daughter calls the loss of her father devestating. the 63 year old widower was a cancer survivor who suffered from an illness that kept him bedridden and requiring oxygen. he was found dead outside his home on edgewood lane along with his dog bernice. his daughter believes foss may have been dragged out of the house my his stepson and caregiver, seen standing in this photo. that stepson, andrew burt is one of the many
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missing, which is compounding the family's grief. this is a photo that foss posted on facebook of his front yard in paradise. other bodies were found on that same dead end street. foss's daughter says his power and phone lines were down and there was no way he would have known about an evacutation order nor would he been able to request the medical transport he would have needed. the san francisco native moved up to paradise after being priced out of the bay area eight years ago. her daughter says her father was a musician who taught music lessons out of their apartment near haight street. according to his facebook page he had many good memories from when he toured with a band called raine daze. the macateer high graduate also studied and later worked at heald college. he leaves behind two living children and several grandchildren.maureen kelly kron4 news (pam) (pam) once again people are mobilizing to help fire victims.. groups like the red cross and the salvation army ... are encouraging people to help with monetary donations.(ken) but one north bay
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organization that collected food and clothing during the tubbs fire is doing it again for fire victims in butte county. kron 4's dan kerman has more from petaluma. (pkg) since friday pep housing in petaluma has been a collection point for people wanting to donate to victims of the camp fire sot sharlene dillon/ san francisco resident 14-21i have friends afftected in chico and iends on the ground trying to help and after the last fire in santa rosa i wanted to do whatever i could to helpand that feeling of wanting to pay it forward was common among those donatingsot sarah rhodes/welfare league of sonoma county 28-32we were helped last year, its our turn to turn around and help the nextpep housing is a non profit corporation which provides affordable housing for low income seniors and veterans... this is not their first time doing this.sot mary stompe/pep housing 45-55we helped last year iwth the fires in santa rosa , we found a lot of seniors and vets were effected so we collected from the community to help people outpep housing is only collecting new clothing, as well as food, towels and toiletries among other things... sotit was important
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to us to not forget our neighbors in butte county standup dan kerman /petaluma 106-116dontation hours are 8 to 430 on friday they plan to load everything onto a truck and drive it up to butte county. in petaluma dan kerman kron 4 news newskerman kron 4 petaluma dan kerman kron 4 news (pam) the oakland a's are making a big donation to help wildfire victims. the team announced today... it will donate 10-thousand dollars to 'camp fire' relief efforts. and the a's are asking their fans to help raise an additional 10- thousand dollars by donating through their go-fund-me page. the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the red cross... to assist in short - term and long -term recovery. if you would like to contribute, we have a link on our website at kron-4 dot com. (ken) the national weather service tweeted out
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this forecast today -- showing the hazardous levels of smoke in the atmosphere --- making their way from the camp fire and blanketing the bay...(pam) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with more.. on air quality.. lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as high pressure is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move across our skies tomorrow and it will still be hazy. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. offshore winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air quality should improve after that.
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with all the lingering smoke and bad air quality... it is a good idea to wear a mask - that is what health experts are saying .. but not all masks are created
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equal .. and some do not work at all .. ahead, we'll tell you what does work.. also ahead at six.. special guests at tonights' 49ers game .. some young people who are ready for a break from bad news .. at at&t, we believe in access. 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. there was talk it might
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be re-scheduled ... but tonight's 49ers monday night football game did get started as scheduled .... despite poor air quality in the south bay .. still.. many fans decided they needed to protect themselves -- including this family from rohnert park. kron4's rob fladeboe has more from santa clara. sensitive to the smokey air, 49ers parking lot attendent bob green is going to be outdoors all day and will be wearing a mask for much of that time.bob green/parking attendantas they waited for the gates to open this afternoon,heidi olvera and her boys were adding some team colors to their respirators. heidi olvera/49ers fanfor a while their it looked as the game might be calledbecause of the smoke but the air quality index at levi;s stadium is in
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the neighborhood of 125. the 49ers said the nfl, which is in charge of making such a call, would not act unless the index was 200 or above for several hourson game day. but clearly the smoke will be an issuefor some fans.fans on the upside, several fans said a slight breeze seemed to be making some of the smoke disappear. at levi's stadium rob fladeboe ron4news and some special guests are in attendance tonight.... school busses made the 4 hour drive from chico unified to levi's stadium this afternoon.... as the niners are hosting the paradise high school football team ... giving the team members a badly needed break from all the devastation... after their city was destroyed by the wildfire. about 68 complementary tickets were handed out for the team... coaches... cheerleaders... and others. coming up at 6:45 ... on coming up at 6:45 ... on this veterans day- as the nation honors those
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who served .. a movement is building to get recognition for an immigrant ron4news and some special guests are in attendance tonight.... school busses made the 4 hour drive from chico unified to levi's stadium this afternoon.... as the niners are hosting the paradise high school football team ... giving the team members a badly needed break from all the devastation... after their city was destroyed by the wildfire. about 68 complementary tickets were handed out for the team... coaches... cheerleaders... and others. coming up at 6:45 ... on this veterans day- as the nation honors those who served .. a movement is building to get congressional recognition for an immigrant community that has been largely overlooked. also ahead.. sadly, scores of people are still unaccounted for in the butte county wildfire ... we'll have the latest on the search in the fire zone..
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so hurry to bass pro shops and cabela's for pre-black friday hot buys! like new natural reflections ladies' zip fleece jackets starting at under $15. plus bass pro outdoor and kids' watches for under $10. (ken) the mayor of paradise -- eaking today as residents there come to grips with the destruction. meanwhile the camp fire continues to burn through butte county... and we just learned 42 are now confirmed dead.. (pam) grant lodes is in the newsroom
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with the latest information from cal- fire. grant? (grant)this is what's happening with the camp fire right now.... (grant) we just got an update from cal fire. the fire has is up to 117-thousand acres now... but containment is up to 30 percent. 29 people are dead and 228 are still missing. more than 64-hundred homes have been destroyed and 15-thousand are still threatened tonight. 260 businesses have been destroyed. this is a new map showing the homes damaged and desroyed... (grant) this was the
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(grant) this was the scene in chico today.
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kron4's ashley zavala has been out there all day talking to evacuees at a walmart parking lot... as it has been turned into a donation and evacuation center. (grant) she joins us now live from chico. ashley... oday marks the fifth day thousands of evacuees have been out of their home((pkg)) ((nats))free hot meals..clothes.. and water... the chico walmart parking lot is now packed with a small community of campfire evacuees and volunteers.(daniel hansen- paradise evacuee) "they gave me a pair of pants, they went into walmart and bought me a
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pair of pants, he didn't have to do that for me but he did." a whole section of the parking lot is dedicated to clothing donations....fire victims sort through the racks... as more community members drive in to drop off more supplies..."want a mask?"one man walking around the parking lot hands out masks...((isaiah rosi- volunteer)) "it's really amazing how a community like this can come together when a family or a town needs the help."evacuees walk around dazed by their displacement, but thankful for the people taking the time to help... ((karyn bartley - paradise evacuee)) "our dream is gone right now. but i just want to say everyone out here has been so gracious, and we are so thankful for our friends who are so supportive in all of this."food trucks line the lot next to tents... one couple grilling burgers drove all the way from san luis obispo to help..((chad noland- volunteer)) "it's heartbreaking to think about what these people went through but my wife and i thought, we always talk about trying to help and we just thought, we gotta load up and just go do
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it."((ashley))volunteers tell us this free market place in the walmart parking lot has been up and running the last couple of days... volunteers say they are prepared to be here for as long as needed... needed...long as here for as prepared to be they are volunteers say they are prepared to be here for as long as needed... needed... anger is increasing with some pointing fingers at p-g- &-e power lines as a possible cause of the fire in butte county. this as new information is revealing how firefighters first on the scene ... saw arcing power lines... kron four's terisa estacio joins us now with more. (terisa)kron four news
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obtained 911 dispatch records... listen to dispatchers talk about the hazardous power lines fire fighters experienced . (take vo/so)sound full - stand by.... that scene and those words repeated over and over again, by the large army of fire fighters and police and sheriff's deputies that raced to the area to face the flames in the camp fire. in the early morning hours of last thursday, when the camp fire started... pge reported that it had thought about shutting down power lines in several counties due to extreme dry and high winds predicted. however, a pge spokesperson told kron four, that they decided against the public safety power shutoff,or psps as a preemptive move throughout butte county. now, pge is coming under intense scrutiny...i spoke with one attorney who was invoved in suing pge in the san bruno blast where 8 people died... he had scathing comments for pge in this latest situation. joe cotchett, cotchett, pitre & mccarthy. why did they not turn off the power? they could have, now people are dead. attorey joe cotchett continued to blast the utility - cotchett. they choose profit over safety. and kron four news is learning this... late monday, a woman says she received an email last week,
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where pge informed her they needed to come onto her property because quote, they were having problems with sparks relating to transmission lines. back to terisa estacio live) we reached out to pge, they admitted last week they had some sparks on a transmission line... they say the cause is certainly under investigation as for what started the camp fire. calfire is also saying there is no cause that has been determined yet. te (ken) we're also (ken) te yet. determined yet. te
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(ken) we're also following a couple of other major fires in california. some residents in malibu are getting their first look at the destruction caused by the woolsey fire.(pam) there is also a new fire which is gaining ground and threatening homes.. it is called the peak fire. kron4's ryan o'donnell joins us with the latest on these fires in southern california. here's a map of the southern california fires all burning in ventura county. although, the woolsey fire here is also burning in l-a county... the hill fire is burning over here... and today, a new fire popped-up... called the peak fire... and it had people quickly evacuating. this fire started just before ten this morning... in the corriganville area... just
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south of the 118 freeway. many people, evacuating the area before the emergency message even went out.karla pelletier / resident:"when the fire was right across the street, my husband here who is calm, cool and collected, just watching, i'm like, oh, i've got to go pack and get ready in case we were going to be evacuated." 0:12 and look at this video... this is the santa susana pass, which runs somewhat parrelell to the 118. the drivers trying to avoid the fire... but getting soaked in the process.getting soaked in the process. so far no reports of damage or injuries. damage or injuries. switching to the woolsey fire... also in ventura county. this is new drone video of the fire's destruction in malibu. you can see, some homes were spared... while there's nothing left of the homes around them. crews are still battling the woolsey
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fire... so far, 2 people have died, more than 90-thousand acres have burned and right now, it's 20 percent contained. residents have beem allowed to go home in some areas... but 200-thousand people still remain evacuated. the cause of the woolsey fire is under investigation. up next .. president trump turning heads in san francisco .. well, actually, it is his likeness .. and it is all set up in an interactive exhibit that's getting a lot of attention.. we'll tell you where.. you know when you're at ross
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yeah! that's yes for less. entertain in style all season long. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. by popular demand ... president trump has come to san francisco...or at least his likeness has. a wax figure of the 45th president is now on display at madame tussauds in san francisco. the museum tweeted out these pictures of the figure ... as it popped up in various places in or around the city -- like the marin headlands -- outside the twitter building for a look at the headquarters of his favorte social media platform -- and even the russian consulate. trump is the only president in recent years to have participated in the making of his wax figure... sitting for his exact measurements in 19-97. the museum says, the figure comes to san francisco... because of repeated requests from guests who were "keen to interact with his likeness..." and it has provided a bullhorn for museum guests to do just that. many military
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organizations use the motto- 'leave no one behind'... now on this veterans day, there is an effort to honor one group of vets largely overlooked .. details in a live interview.. coming up.
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(ken) veteran's day is a time to honor those who put their lives on the line to protect our country. (pam) however -- many veterans -- for one reason or another -- do not get the recognition they deserve. a group is fighting to change that.. for as many as 20-thousand chinese americans who served in world war 2. (ken) we are joined now by retired major general robert g. lee.... who is in washington d.c. tonight.
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let's take a look outside right now...bay bridge toll plaza chief chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire cintinues to bring poor air quality to the bay area. unhealthy air continues to sit over most of the bay area. highs today were in the 60s and 70s. we are seeing some changes in the weather as high pressure is finally breaking down. a few more high clouds will move across our skies tomorrow and it will still be hazy. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and low 70s. offshore winds will bring more smoke to the bay area the next two days but it looks the the air quality should improve after that.
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in sports... the warriors plan to sell passes to get into oracle arena... but not the wtach the games...the games...not the wtach arena... but that.improve after quality should the the air quality should improve after that. that.improve after quality should the the air quality should improve after that. in sports... the warriors plan to sell passes to get into oracle arena... but not the wtach the games... ad jon gruden responds to a vote of confidence vote of responds to a gruden ad jon the games...not the wtach arena... but into oracle passes to get plan to sell the warriors in sports... in sports... in sports... the warriors
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plan to sell passes to get into oracle arena... but not the wtach the games... and jon gruden responds to a vote of confidence from team owner mark davis... mark carpenter has that story... coming up
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(pam) lots to talk about in the
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sports world tonight...(ken) mark carpenter joins us in the studio. we'll open up the night with the 49ers in primetime...hosting the giants on monday night football. a chance for back-to-back wins with nick mullens making his 2nd straight start a quick update from levi's... at last check score is 13-10 49ers... the 2nd half just underway nick mullens with an interception, but 49ers scored on a matt breida run. eli manning..has a td pass to odell beckham. full highlights later tonight. switching over to the raiders, it's as if the season continues to reach new lows each week. the silver and black..now 1-and-8...5- straight losses, the latest coming against the chargers the raiders haven't scored a touchdown in 3 of their last 4-games.. and their struggles are to a point where team owner mark davis is sounding off on the state of the team. in a recent interview
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with espn-- davis continuing to endorse jon gruden...and putting the onus on him saying quote-- "i always look in the mirror, and the buck stops with me. where this team is right now is my fault. we haven't been able to build a 22-man roster. we haven't been able to give this team a chance to win because the reconstruction failed.""we failed from 2014 on to have a roster right now... having jon gruden here was the endgame for me. jon's going to be the stability here. jon's going nowhere. that's just the way it is." in this same interview, davis also revealed that he would like to remain in oakland for the 2019 season before going to vegas, but an official deal has not been announced. gruden commented on davis' remarks this afternoon. "i feel mark's pain. i talk to mark after every game. these are unpleasant conversations. it's tough, man. we also want to do right by this organization. some of these decisions have been really tough. i want to deliver for him and his family, certainly, and this organization. right now it's
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tough. it's great to have him support me. i appreciate it. i feel the same way he does. i just want to win." now to some college basketball, the 2-and-0 stanford cardinal getting their first real test of the season... at 7th-ranked north carolina --stanford head coach jarrod haase... having some fun with his college coach at kansas... roy williams --1st half... stanford already down 17... but k.z. okpala makes a nice move for the dunk -- later in the half... cameron johnson... with the backdook cut and throws it down for the tar heels end of the half... luke maye... knocks down the 3- pointer... 52-26... the cardinal doubled up at the half final... carolina cruises... 90-72 warriors will be playing the clippers tonight in l-a, but when they are back at oracle, fans will have an opportunity to be a part of a new experience. the back-to-back champs are offering members of dub nation a pass to simply be in the
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arena. available for 100- dollars a month, the 'in the building' pass... allows fans to enjoy the game at the arena's bars and restaurants, but does not offer a view of the court. warriors host the hawks tomorrow night... a game that will be the team's 300th-straight sellout. finally tonight, major league baseball announced its rook of the year award winners today. congratulations to shohei ohtani of the angels...for being the star of the american league. what a debut season in the u-s for the man known as the 'babe ruth of japan'... 22-home runs... 564-slugging percentage... and he also delivered on the mound, pitching more than 51-innings through 10 starts, 63-strikeouts. he most likely won't be pitching next year due to tommy john surgery, but will be a d-h. braves star ronald acuna claimed national league honors. that wraps up kron4 news at 6. we'll see you tonight at 8.... on your bay area's local news station.
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millions of dead trees, extreme winds. our weather is becoming more extreme, and we all need to work together to keep our neighborhoods safe. i'm lisa veliz waweru from pg&e. at pg&e, we are accelerating our forest management work in high fire-threat areas, removing dead trees, trimming branches and creating 12-foot safety clearances around power lines. for more information on how to keep you and your neighborhood safe, visit pge.com/wildfiresafety
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