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at 5... the air quality is getting worse as smoke from the butte county wildfire continues to choke the bay area,, now -- dozens of schools across the bay area are going to be closed tomorrow-- because of the hazardous air. good evening i'm grant lodes. (vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis. parents are now left scrambling to try to find care for their kids.. the list of school closures keeps getting longer-- and we are constantly updating it on kron-4-dot-com. here are some of the districts closing their schools: oakland unified, san francisco, mount diablo, san ramon valley, marin county public schools, vallejo unified, berkeley unified, tamalpais unified, pleasanton unified, and piedmont unified. several college campuses are also closed. again-- we have the entire list on kron-4- dot-com. (grant) kron 4's terisa estacio is live in san francisco tonight -- terisa you talked to parents - how they are feeling about this? it became so bad here in san francisco, that the san
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francisco unified school district announced it was shutting down all classes for friday... (take vo) the district is the 8th largest in the country... with 53,000 students in attendance. at marina middle school, this was the scene, children covering their faces with masks, scarves, sleeves... whatever they had. parents told me that they have been concerned all week, as they dropped off their children who were forced to be indoors only... with all outdoor activities canceled... and the smoke is also affecting the large number of private schools in san francisco as parents say shortly after the public schools made their announcement... it created a dominoe effect with everything else deciding to close the doors on friday.parents say they understand.
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(vicki) and we have team coverage tonight of the bad air quality. (grant) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now-- lawrence how long is this going to last? this going to how long is lawrence how long is this going to last? lawrence karnow: very unhealthy air and smoke continue to smother the bay area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday.
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saturday. (grant) (grant) saturday. (grant) now to the latest on the wildfire causing all the smoke in the bay area. we learned today that president trump is coming to
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california on saturday to visit with the victims-- and see the destruction first hand. (vicki) it has been one week since the destructive blaze started in butte county. tonight-- crews are desperately trying to get in touch with hundreds of people who are missing. at the same time-- they are combing through the debris, looking for human remains. (grant) 56 people have been killed. right now we know nearly 300 people are unaccounted for. so far the fire has burned 140- thousand acres and it's 40-percent contained. more than 86-hundred homes have been destroyed and 15-thousand are threatened. kron 4's ashley zavala is in paradise as search and recovery efforts are ramping up. ((az)) (nats)one week into the camp fire and its flame ravaged-areas look like a mix between construction site and crime scene. "everyone is in task forces"the butte county sheriff's office says there are now 513 people deployed for the search... nearly double the amount from tuesday. "(michael st. john-search coordinator) this continues to grow everyday and we're going to keep going until we can exhaust all the options in locating people."about 30
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different agencies from across the state are involved, including the national guard. "the area is very diverse, we have rural areas, homes that are spread, so it's a complex venture, it's exhausting and challenging work and you're in smoke all day long, it's going to slow going."alongside law enforcement, pg&e says it has about 900 employees in the area assessing damage and clearing down and draping electric lines. the power utility company, along with other services, are playing a role in the recovery efforts... ((nats))pg&e provided a generator to power this bowling alley serving as the search and rescue command center. verizon wireless installed a remote cell tower for better service. "everything is coordinated with calfire and pg&e and other services. we are all working as a team." (grant) that was ashley zavala reporting --despite the increase in despite the reporting --ashley zavala that was reporting --despite the
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increase in personnel... law enforcement is still saying there is no time table for how long this search will last. the butte county sheriff has released an updated list of people who are missing from the camp fire. we've posted that list on kron-4-dot-com. the list has more than doubled since yesterday-- and now has nearly 300 people. authorities say some of the people may be in shelters - and just may not be in contact with family members. so they are asking people to take a look at the list... and tell them if someone on the list is accounted for.. again-- we have that list on kron-4 dot com. (grant) kron4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the
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american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron 4.com for details.. (vicki) and the price of p-g-and-e stock continues to plummet in the aftermath of the camp fire. today it closed at 17 dollars and 74 cents a share. that is a drop of more than 31 dollars in the last six days. the utility is being sued by homeowners who claim a high voltage transmission line failed, sparking the fire. p-g-and-e told state regulators last week that it experienced a problem on a transmission line just before the flames erupted. no official cause of the fire is yet to be determined. (grant) developing news tonight. search crews in santa clara continue to look for a 49ers fan who vanished after the game on monday night. (vicki) kron four's rob fladeboe joins us live from santa clara with details about an important new clue in the case. rob? (rob live) there are dozens of surveillance cameras here in the parking lot of levi's stadium.one of them captured ian powers leaving the stadium, talking on cell phone.
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let's take a look. (surveillance video)levi's stadium surveillance video shows ian powers walking across the bridge near gate "c", heading toward the parking lot after leaving the the 49ers game during the 4th quarter. captain wahid kazem/sanat clara police "....he seems to be by himself in the video, he exited out of the stadium about 8;52 pm, you'll see him walking by himself in the same clothing that we described before crossing the bridge at gate c...the 32 year old spokane, washington, man was attending the game with his girlfriend and her two kids when he left to visit the restroom in the 4th quarter and did not come back to his seat. the girl friend, chelsea robbins and famliy members resumed their search for powers on thursday, showing his picture to passers-by, but learned nothing new as to his whereabouts.chelsea robbins/missing man's girl friend ".....i have no idea and there has been no bank or cell phone activity or anything to give us any idea yet about what happened..." robbins shared this "screen grab" from the last cell phone contact she had with powers as she searched for him after the game.chelsea robbins "....we kept face timing and missing each other, we would talk for a minute and try to find each other for the next hour or so and that was the last time i saw him...."santa clara police resumed their search as well. a planned aerial search was
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grounded by fire smoke but a team focused on nearby alviso and waterways in the area. asked about the direction the investiation is taking.... captain wahid kazem/santa clara police "....ranging from him being a victim of a crime to potential being a walkaway type situation or something where he might have suffered some kind of medical emergency..."é powers had been drinking at the game but police say there is nothing about thesurveillance video to suggest he was intoxicated.
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(vicki) coming up... several animals have also been affected by the wildfires burning up and down the state. we'll show you an east bay shelter that is taking in pets who now need a home. (grant) plus-- the air quality in the bay area is getting worse. and people are desperately trying to get masks. why some local businesses have instituted a controversial mask buying policy. (vicki) plus after the break.. bart is announcing plans for a big project that could make your commute a bit easier. details on how it will work.
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(grant) projections are the bay projections are the bay region and beyond could see its population increase by 35 percent by 2040. the question is how do you move all those people around. one answer is by creating a second bart tube. kron 4's dan kerman is live outside the embarcadero bart station with more... dan
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new bart tube 1115185 insertit was back in 1964 when construction began on barts transbay tube connecting san francisco and oakland... now there's talk of adding a second transbay rail crossing. soti think a second transbay tube is going to be a reality thursday barts' board of directors was presented with an update and reasons why a second tube will be needed.sot bevan dufty/bart board director :20our region is going to grow by 4 million people between now and 2050 so we need to double the capacity of bart. that additional 4 million people in not just in the 9 county bay area, but what's called the 21 county megaregion.sot ellen smith/transbay rail crossing project mgr. :35theres a large number of people makiing a comute today from northern san joaquin county, san joqin merced of stanislaus county in the bay area over the
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altamont pass , also a large number of commutes in both directions going from the bay area to sacramento that's why this new tube may not just take bart trains, but cal train and the capital corridor sot we are hopingto single seat ride from sf to sacramento or sacramento to san jose.the new study will get underway next year that will look at demand and possible locations for the tube.. .one scenario would be to connect san francisco's growing neighborhood in mission bay with an area further south in oakland123 in oakland florida's recount drama continues. the race for a u-s senate seat is now headed for a ámanual recount.ry of sta office released numbers from
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the machine recount this afternoon... showing florida governor and republican senate candidate rick scott leading democratic incumbent by more than 12-thousand votes. the margin between the two is point-15 percent... which is within legal margin for a hand recount in florida. as a result... florida's secretary of state has ordered a manual recount in the race. (grant) the camp fire is not just a human crisis....animals are being affected as well. kron4's maureen kelly went to a walnut creek shether that's taking in dogs from the fire zone. this black lab pup named midnight is one of 17 dogs taken in from the chico and paradise area...midnight is a little bit skittish still.....but that's understandable given what she and other dogs have been thru the dogs are already super stressed, they've had a hard week, not only for the smoke all the craziness, but their day-to-day schedule has been hugely interrupted so right now we're trying to give them a sense of normalcy these dogs...like this three year old bulldog mix named sophie were up for adoption in butte county sheters.... but now those shelters have other priorties because of the camp
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fire. right now at the shelter is up there are focusing on reuniting animals that have been affected by the fires, with their families were looking for them, so for the time being adoptions of the animals who don't have home's is kind of paused, so that's where we take the adoptable animals because think about it these communities of been devastated, nobody's gonna use that opportunity to adopt the new puppy which is already a stressful thing on its own. the dogs picked up from the fire zone wednesday will be evaluated medical and behavioral issues and will hopefully be available for adoption next week.in order to make room for those ??? dogs and any other dogs and cats that might come in from the fire area, or if he's waving their adoption fees through sunday for the animals like sassy hear who they already have ready for adoptionthose fees can run as high as $300 bucks.....so those who take in one of the animals here now could not only save money....but lives....that of the dog or cat given it's forever home....and by freeing more space in the arf shelter, animals from the fire zone. maureen kelly kron4 news. kron4 news.
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(anchor) taking a live look outside-- embarcadero. you can barely make out the bay bridge due to all the smoke. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: very unhealthy air and smoke continue to smother the bay area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday.
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saturday.through wednesday from chance of rain week there is a sunday. next quality on improving air weekend but skies this partly cloudy quality. expect very poor air and 70s with be in the 60s tomorrow will highs stagnant. keeping the air california sit over continues to high pressure improvement. very little there will be very little improvement. continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy weekend but quality on week there is a from through saturday. (grant) still ahead... a woman is going after disneyland--- saying her vacation was ruined. what happened at the disneyland hotel that caused her to file a lawsuit. (vicki) plus after the break.. a lot of people are trying to buy face masks to protect themselves from the smoke in the bay area... but they are hard to come by. we talk to one store owner
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who is now limiting how many you can purchase. you know when you're at ross and you find a deal on cookware that makes you say. yes! ...oh, yeah! bring on the holidays! that's yes for less. everything you need to prep, cook and serve up the season. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less.
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and you realize you are the the hostess with the mostest. you know when you're at ross yes! yeah! that's yes for less.
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entertain in style all season long. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. (grant) air quality has obviously been an issue here in the bay area - and it's gotten so bad that face masks are becoming harder to find.(vicki) kron 4's sanaz tahernia spoke to the owner of a hardware store in hayward about the depleting mask inventory. air quality has remained unhealthy here in the bay area for the last week and as smoke and particles fly through the air, dust masks like these are flying off the shelf. here at hayward the city of hayward, jim wieder says keeping these dust and particulate masks in stock has been tough. customers have been coming in all day asking for them -
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depleting the store's inventory almost as fast as they get shipped in. so the limit is 3 per customer. wieder says these masks are in such high demand, that the vendor they buy from has no more in stock. he says that he doesn't look at this situation as a profit for his store - he sees it as a community service.
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(grant) plus... we continue our coverage of the smoke in the bay area. the air getting worse and
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tonight at 5:30... dozens of schools across the bay area are going to be closed tomorrow because of the dangerous air quality in the bay area. (grant) the list
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of school closures keeps getting longer-- and we are constantly updating it on kron-4-dot-com. here are some of the districts closing their schools: south san francisco unified, san leandro unified, pittsburg unified, orinda union, new haven union, napa valley unified, martinez unified, hayward unified, castro valley unified, and benicia unified. several college campuses are also closed. again-- we have the entire list on kron-4-have the entire list on kron-4- dot-com. (grant) and this is video from u-c berkeley today. you can see students walking around with masks on in the hazy conditions. a lot of them were not happy the campus remained open today. (vicki) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now-- lawrence how long is this going to last? this going to last? lawrence karnow: very
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unhealthy air and smoke continue to smother the bay area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday. (grant) now to the latest on the fires causing the smoky conditions here in the bay. firefighters and rescue workers are searching for bodies after a saturday.through wednesday from wednesday through wednesday from chance of rain week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday.
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(grant) now to the latest on the fires causing the smoky conditions here in the bay. firefighters and rescue workers are searching for bodies after a week of deadly wildfires.(vicki) officials are hopeful that the worst of the fires are behind them, as they try to further contain the blazes. steve nannes has the latest details. as firefighters in california make progress on containing
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several wildfires throughout the state... the focus now shifts to the daunting task of recovery.... and identifying the victims.in northern california - the camp fire has killed at least 56 people, as over 460 rescue workers and officials comb through debris, searching for human remains. sheriff kory honea, butte county, ca: they already have the capability of beginning to collect samples from the general public or poeolpe who suspect a loved one may have perished in the fire.it's the deadlist and most destructive wildfire in california history. dave russell, cal fire incident commander: a week ago tonight most of us went to bed not knowing that we would wake up in the morning to a fire that burns 55,000 acres, burns approximately 8,000 structures, in the first 12 hoursin southern california - the woolsey fire, which started seven days ago - is more than 57 percent contained. that fire has destroyed over 500 structures, but with more favorable weather conditions expected, officials are optimistic that they have a handle on this blazeand on thursday - yet another new fire in southern california - the briggs fire, just north of the woolsey fire near santa paula. more than 230 thousand acres have burned through the state over the past week.and more than 300 thousand people have been evacuated... as families are left to wonder
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whether they'll have a home to return to. i'm steve nannes reporting. (vicki) also 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 south bay... police are looking for two men who they say attacked a student-- and stole his cell phone. it happened tuesday afternoon at de anza community college in cupertino. police say the male student was standing in a parking lot-- when the two men walked up to him, punched him, and then took his phone. both attackers got away-- and police do not have a detailed description. (vicki) in the east bay... you could soon see those rentable e-scooters on the streets and sidewalks
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in fremont. the city council voted unanimously to approve a one-year pilot program allowing the company "lime" to place their scooters and e-bikes in their city early next year. the city would allow scooter companies to do business in fremont after the pilot period if the program is successful. the ordinance requires lime to include an age check feature in its app to prove riders are 18 or older, as well as educate on helmet laws and riding on the sidewalk. (grant) today marks five years since san francisco was saved by superhero "batkid". then five-year-old miles scott - a lukemia survivor -- battled villains across san francisco - freeing giants mascot lou seal from the penguin.. and earning a "key to the city" from late mayor ed lee. all thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and the make a wish foundation. miles lukemia is now in remission... we
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have an update on miles from make-a-wish. they say miles has returned to being a typical kid.. he plays little league and helps his family on the farm. (vicki) trouble brewing at the border.hundreds of central american migrants have been pouring into tijuana this week, some of them taunting the border patrol by climbing on the fence between mexico and the u=s.president trump has vowed they will not be allowed in and has sent thousands of army troops to back up that promise.tijuana residents are giving the migrants a mixed welcome. naton wednesday some mexicans sang their national anthem and chanted go home,nat others have been more welcoming ... offering them shelter and food. the first group of migrants included dozens of lesbian, gay and transsexual asylum seekers from central america. north of the border, u=s troops have been rolling out razor wire to prevent anyone from sneaking across.the border patrol also shut down all but a few lanes of traffic
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at the two heavily traveled crossing points at san ysidro and otay mesa.many of the migrants have ended up here ... where the border fence meets the pacific.natwith guardboats patrolling offshore and helicopters circling overhead, they have contented themselves with brief forays into the no=man's land between the countries.the first part of their struggle is over.now they have to decide whether to go through the lengthy process of applying for asylum ... or to try to enter the u=s illegally , despite thousands of border patrol agents, national guard troops and members of the u=s army arrayed against them.this week defense secretary james mattis visited soldiers in texas ... noting that there is precedent for their deployment. :"i think many of you are aware that president wilson 100 years ago, a little over 100 years ago, deployed the u.s. army to the southwest border. that's over a century ago. the threat then was pancho villa's troops, a revolutionary raiding across the border into the united states, new mexico in 1916." the difference being pancho villa led a group of revolutionaries with guns, while the current group of migrants includes men, women
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and children who are mostly escaping violence in their own countries. (vicki) the difference is that pancho vee=ya led a group of armed revolutionaries. the current group of migrants includes men, women and children who are mostly fleeing violence in their own countries. (grant) another big story tonight... a ventura county deputy killed last week in the thousand oaks mass shooting was laid to rest. a funeral service was held in westlake village today for sergeant ron helus. he was killed while trying to stop the shooting at borderline bar and grill. eleven others were also killed. hundreds of people came out to pay their respects to helus for his courageous service... he's cretided with alwihe got into a shootout with the gunman. he was a 29-year veteran of the sheriff's office... who was set to retire in less than a year. he leaves behind a wife and
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son. (grant) the trial for mail bomb suspect cesar sayoc is set for july 15th, 2019. the 56-year-old was arraigned in federal court today. sayoc's attorney entered a not guilty plea for him. sayoc is accused of sending at least 16 mail bombs to several targets, including former president barack obama and former secretary of state hillary clinton. none of the devices detonated, and no one was injured. sayoc is facing several charges. his next court appearance will be february seventh. (vicki) the u-s food and drug administration is proposing new measures to regulate flavored nicotine products. this comes after a dramatic rise in vaping among high the f-d-a says e-cigarette use increased 78-percent among high schoolers and 48-percent among middle schoolers between 2017 to 2018. so the agency is proposing making policies against flavored e- cigarette products tougher.
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these proposals could ultimately prompt their removal from shelves and websites that are accessible to minors. mint, menthol, and tobacco flavors are not included in the proposed changes. the fda says that is to help adults who want to the use the products as an avenue to quit smoking. (grant) coming up... as parents try to get their kids to stop staring at screens... they are also asking their nannies to stop doing the same thing. we'll take an in-depth look at the new trend to make sure your kids are actually being looked after. (vicki) and after the break... disneyland is facing a lawsuit tonight. why one woman says their negligence ruined her vacation.
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the disneyland hotel in anaheim is facing a lawsuit tonight-- over bedbugs. a woman is claiming the bedbugs ruined her disney vacation. she stayed at the hotel back in april-- and says she was bitten multiple times all over her body, developing a rash. in the lawsuit she says she suffered emotional distress and is suing for punitive damages. the woman accuses the disneyland hotel of knowing it had a bedbug issue, and not doing anything to fix it. disneyland responded to the lawsuit saying they take extensive and preventative measures to make sure their guests are comfortable and safe during their stay. (vicki) still ahead...
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how much screen time is too much screen time... for your nanny? the in-depth story about the new contract some parents want their babysitters to sign..
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there is a new way some parents are attempting to place more control on their kids screen time. but the limits don't stop there nannies and day care providers are also being told to cut back. (grant) kron four's terisa estacio takes an in-depth look at "screen time contracts". agency: "we are seeing parents request don't allow children to be on screen time while with nanny or babysitter. babysitter: "i have friends who see that clause and questioned it." mom: "when i had a nanny, i wanted the updates." "au pair - i can see both sides." it is the latest trend to hit parenting how much is too much when it comes to kids, computers other electronic screens.. and the controversy it is rolling over into contracts between parents and their caregivers. lynn perkins, urban sitter. "i think overall, technology has lead to some improvements in society and with kids. but now it seems, there is a growing awareness that too
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much has negative psychological behavioral impacts with kids and so parents are pulling back on how much screen time kids can have."lynn perkins is with urban sitter, an agency which connects parents with nannies and sitters through their social networks and contacts. perkins tells me she has seen a growing trend where parents are specifically asking their care givers to sign contracts which spell out strict limits covering screen time.perkins. i think they are looking at this as paying a care provider to spend time with their kids and i think bond with the care provider and you can not really do that when you are putting an ipad in front of the child.brittany. when i started in 2011, there was not much guidance, but now parents are asking to monitor social media and to pull back, especially at night before going to bed. brittany miller works as a care provider for urban sitter. brittany. i have not had that contract, but many of my friends question that, but i think it is good to have those rules out before you start your job. i can see both sides, i can see the value of screen time, some kids love snapchat, and that is a great way to connect and we send the pictures to their parents at work.i just make sure that i am abiding to the parents guidelines, it is their own and their rules.parent. "i
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think this is more about the relationship you have with your nanny." a mom of two young children, cathleen says she can't imagine not using a screen time to help with kids during the day and thus believes placing a binding contract on nannies cracking down on their ability to use a screen seems like the wrong tactic.cathleen. i want to see those pictures of my kids when i am at work, so i want them to be using the phone. claudia wilson works full-time and has three children under 8. she and her husband host an au pair to help with caring for their kids while they work. claudia. i think it sets an tone in the home to have a contract that not enforceable and not realistic. in addition to restricting kids screen time, some contracts limit when a care provider can or can not be on their own phone. perkins says she has seen problems arise, but more often from those outside the families circle weigh in. perkins. we hear from other parents that may witness a nanny on the phone at the park, with a critical eye, but it could be taken out of context, a quick text to parents about something important.perkins, urban sitter. i am a big fan of being up front with child care provider, making expectations with an open dialog. whether this trend of nanny contracts covering screen time is here to stay or fades is uncertain
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according to perkins and others, but they all agree that talking rather than regulating can be more successful in the long run. perkins. communication, absolutely, so long as it is not on the cellphone at the park. terisa estacio, kron four news. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) mateo bridge.at the san look outside... taking a live (anchor) kron four news. terisa estacio, at the park. terisa estacio, kron four news. (anchor) (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: very unhealthy air and smoke continue to smother the bay
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area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping e highs tomo be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday. saturday. through wednesday from chance of rain from wednesday through
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saturday. (vicki) (vicki) up next... they
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are the world's most expensive ingredient... and they are in season right now! why bay area chefs and diners are so excited about truffles. excited about
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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. (grant) truffles are
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smelly, gnarly truffles are smelly, gnarly and... totally irresistible... and... they're in (vicki) yeah, it seems the truffle drought in italy is over...tonight on dine and dish - i show you what the fuss is all about. they may look like rocks... but they're actually a pungent fungus. these are fresh white truffles from italy... and chefs all over the white truffles...are intoxicating. so desirable - some restaurants, like perbacco in the city have keep them under lock and key. umberto is only half-kidding! like gold nuggets in a treasure chest, truffles go for anywhere from 2-3 thousand dollars a pound - so no wonder.
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the season for white truffles is short - and right now chefs like ben at poggio in sausalito... and alex of sorrel in san francisco are whipping up special dinners topped with shaved truffles. house made pasta with light butter is really all you need... for the star of the show - white truffles - the world's most expensive and seductive ingredient in the world. (vicki) 4 news at 5.(grant) ken
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wayne and pam moore ken wayne and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (pam) coming up next on kron4 news at six. we are just minutes away from a cal- fire briefing on the latest from deadly wildfire in butte county. it has now been one week since it started --- and tonight, the list of missing has more than doubled to nearly 300- people...... (ken) then - the bad air quality is worsening around the bay area because of the camp fire. dozens of schools have made the decision to close because of the danger. we'll tell you what parents need to know.. next at six.
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thousand acres ... it is 40- percent contained. more than 86-hundred homes have been destroyed ... and 15- thousand are threatened. president trump is planning a visit saturday.... to meet with victims and see the destruction first -hand. (ken) air quality in the bay area... continued to be at dangerous levels today.let's check in with our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow now with more on that as we await an update from cal fire. lawrence karnow: very unhealthy air and smoke continue to smother the bay area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday. (ken)that was a live (ken) saturday.through wednesday from chance of rain week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday.
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(ken) saturday.through wednesday through saturday. (ken) (ken)that was a live update
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from cal- fire in chico.(pam) let's go live now to ashley
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za-val-a... she is just outside that news conference... and was in paradise today... as search and rescue efforts are ramping up.... ashley? ((az)) (nats)one week into the camp fire and its flame ravaged-areas look like a mix between construction site and crime scene. "everyone is in task forces"the butte county sheriff's office says there are now 513 people deployed for the search... nearly double the amount from tuesday. "(michael st. john-search coordinator) this continues to grow everyday and we're going to keep going until we can exhaust all the options in locating people."about 30 different agencies from across the state are involved,
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including the national guard. "the area is very diverse, we have rural areas, homes that are spread, so it's a complex venture, it's exhausting and challenging work and you're in smoke all day long, it's going to slow going."alongside law enforcement, pg&e says it has about 900 employees in the area assessing damage and clearing down and draping electric lines. the power utility company, along with other services, are playing a role in the recovery efforts... ((nats))pg&e provided a generator to power this bowling alley serving as the search and rescue command center. verizon wireless installed a remote cell tower for better service. "everything is coordinated with calfire and pg&e and other services. we are all working as a team."
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team." all working as a team." (ken) the butte county sheriff has released an updated list of people who are missing from the camp fire. we've posted that list on kron-4-dot-com. the list has more than doubled since yesterday-- and now has nearly 300 people. authorities say some of the people may be in shelters - and just may not be in contact with family members. so they are asking people to take a look at the list... and tell them if someone on the list is accounted for.. again-- we have that list on kron-4 dot com. (ken) you can also help out the victims on our website... by making a donation to the american red
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cross. kron-4 and our parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. talk of a second transbay bart tunnel is heating up. how serious is it... and when might it happen? 56 years later... authorities are still trying to recreate the famous "escape from alcatraz" prison break... both to educate the public... and figure out exactly what happened. and police release new surveillance video to try to find a missing 49ers fan. we'll have the latest on the search.
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(pam) as we mentioned at the top of the newscast.... a number of school districts are closing schools tomorrow ... because of the smoke. oakland unified, san francisco, mount diablo, san ramon valley, marin county public schools, vallejo unified, berkeley unified, tamalpais unified, pleasanton unified, and piedmont unified. several college campuses are also closed. we have the entire list on our website as well. (pam) kron 4's terisa estacio is live in san francisco tonight -- terisa you talked to parents - how they are reacting to this decision? san francisco unified school district announced this afternoon, that it too will shutter its doors for the day due to air quality concerns... kron four's terisa estacio spoke with parents about the harsh reality... she joins us
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live from sherman elementary school... terisa - how are parents and kids coping... parents are scrambling tonight... trying to figure out what to do with their children with school out for the entire day.. this on top of a rough week due to that bad air. using masks, scarves, hoodies - really anything they could get their hands on... kids in san francisco took measures to cover up and protect themselves from the bad smokey air. and then the announcement that all public schools in san francsico would be shut down friday, effecting 53 thousand students. parent. i think it is good, too smokey. kid, it makes my throat scratchy. as the day wore on - and the conditions worsened, private schools also sent out a blast to parents that they too would close up. parent. it has been a wild week.
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the bay region and beyond could see its population increase by 35- percent by year 2040. one question is - how do you move all those people around. one answer is by adding a second transbay bart tube. kron 4's dan kerman is live outside the embarcadero bart station with
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more... dan new bart tube 1115186 insert it's been more than 5 decades since construction began on barts transbay tube connecting san francisco with oakland... but now there's talk of a second tube sotgoing to the future we definitely need th second transbay crossingat thursday bart board meeting directors were told the need is due to a projected 35% increase in populationsot ellen smith/transbay rail crossing project mgr :21 projections go through 2040 which show an increase from 12 million do 16 million in population in the 21 county regionthat so called mega region include the sacramento area, northern san joaquin county, and monterey.. .areas where people are already comuting from... that's why this proposed new tube may not just include bart trainssotin the bay area we have capital corridor and cal train and in the future we may have high speed rail any of those could share tracks in a facility tyhat has both bart tracks and standard gaugepossible location for the new tube could be from san francisco's new mission bay neighborhood
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to an area farther south in oakland... propoents of the plan say an advantage of a second tube is round the clock servicesot bevan dufty/bart board direct 1:09we need the second transbay cross to have 24 hour service but we have to have the redundancy of havign two tubes so i think this is a great step123/ great step (pam) the commercial crabbing season has started for most of california ... however ... areas north of bodega bay are still restricted ... until at least december. that is because of that is 123/ great stepstepthis is a great tubes so i think of havign two the redundancy we have to have the redundancy of havign two tubes so i think this is a great step123/ great step (pam) the commercial crabbing season has started for most of california ... however ... areas north of bodega bay are still restricted ... until at least
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december. that is because of high levels of domoic acid.. that is a powerful neurotoxin which has been detected in crabs again. a fishing trade group filed a lawsuit in san francisco superior court yesterday... against more than a dozen oil companies... including chevron ... the lawsuit alleges, oil companies are liable for harm caused to the crabbing industry by global warming .... adding, that the associated increase in algae blooms have caused a buildup of the acid. let's take a look outside right now... with the poor air quality... a spare the air alert has been extended through tuesday. chief meteorologist chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: very unhealthy air and smoke
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continue to smother the bay area. winds are very light which means there will be very little improvement. high pressure continues to sit over california keeping the air stagnant. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with very poor air quality. expect partly cloudy skies this weekend but improving air quality on sunday. next week there is a chance of rain from wednesday through saturday. (ken) oakland (ken) saturday.through saturday. saturday.
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(ken) oakland police asking for help to find the shooter who left a father dead. the evidence police are releasing to try to track down the gunman. they might not look like much ... but they fooled the prison guards at alcatraz. what authorities are hoping they can learn from the face masks... used for the infamous "escape from the rock".
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the infamous 1962 escape from alcatraz prison continues to remain a mystery today.more than a million people visit the island every year fascinated with this story and the rich history of the prison. (pam) and today - a number of agencies gathered to unveil the preservation of some key evidence in the prison escape case. kron 4's sara stinson has details from the island.
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morris and the anglin brothers took off alcatraz from the north side of the island and have never been seen since. today the fbi and the u-s marshall are working together to recreate evidence that way the six thousand people who visit the island today can have a much more real experience.">frank morris and the two brothers john and clarence anglin were all serving time on alcatraz for bank robberies and previous escape attempts.the three spent six months preparing for their escape from alcatraz on june 11th 19-62.prison guards would conduct 12 head counts a day and officials believe it was handmade fake heads placed in their prison cell cots that helped their disapperance go unnoticed for sometime.the men carved a
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hole in their cells with hand crafted tools to the plumbing in the walls, which led them to the rooftop where they climbed down the smoke stack and into a raft they made out of rain coats.here are pictures of everything used in the escape. the original decoy heads were once on display inside the prison for tourists to look, but due to the climate on the island they started to deteriorate.so about a year ago - the fbi's laboratory in quantico used a 3-d printer to make replica's of the decoy heads.over the years the u-s marshalls office has followed many leads on this case some even bringing them overseas - however - there is still no proof indiciating whether or not the three fugitives survived their escape from alcatraz.
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stinson, kron four news.">### coming up at 6:45... a live interview with an emergency room doctor who is among those challenging the n-r-a. why doctors say, they should be speaking out on gun violence. (ken) while evacuees in butte county struggle to find new homes... the situation can be worse for their pets. coming up... how people in the bay area are stepping up to help.
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minutes ago....cal fire has just updated the number of people dead in the camp fire.... 63... that's 7 more than we knew of yesterday. right now, yesterday. right now, 631 people are still unaccounted for. that's a huge increase from yesterday... so far, the yesterday... from huge increase from
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yesterday... so far, the fire has burned 141- thousand acres ... it is 40- percent contained. 97-hundred homes have been destroyed ... and 11 thousand.... eight hundred and sixty two structures are gone. the camp fire is not just a human crisis.... animals are being affected as well. kron 4's maureen kelly went to a walnut creek animal shether... which is taking in dogs from the fire zone. this black lab pup named midnight is one of 17 dogs taken in from the chico and paradise area...midnight is a little bit skittish still.....but that's understandable given what she and other dogs have been thru the dogs are already super stressed, they've had a hard week, not only for the smoke all the craziness, but their day-to-day schedule has been hugely interrupted so right now we're trying to give them a sense of normalcy these dogs...like this three year old bulldog mix named sophie were up for adoption in butte
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county sheters.... but now those shelters have other priorties because of the camp fire. right now if they're there readfocus on housing injured and scared animals who have homes and the adoption stuff is kind of on the dogs picked up from the fire zone wednesday will be evaluated medical and behavioral issues and will hopefully be available for adoption next week.in order to make room for those ??? dogs and any other dogs and cats that might come in from the fire area, or if he's waving their adoption fees through sunday for the animals like sassy hear who they already have ready for adoptionso if you've been thinking about getting a new pet for the holiday this is the perfect time to take a jump and you could be saving two lives, you're not only saving a rescue animas the camp fire continues on it's destructive path....the team at arf remain on standby in case they are needed help ease the strain on the shelters in the burn zone.... maureen kelly kron4 news. kron4 news. kron4 news.
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(ken)a new brush fire broke out this morning in santa paula.... northwest of the woolsey fire in ventura county. firefighters used helicopters to drop water on the briggs fire -- stopping forward progress at 50 to 75 acres.the fire was 90 percent contained by around 3:30 this afternoon... but firefighters worked until nightfall to completely extinguish hotspots and reach full containment.no homes were damaged and no injuries were reported. as for the progress on other fires burning in southern california... the largest ... the woolsey fire... burning in los angeles and ventura countes. that fire is up to 57- percent containment.... at close to 100- thousand acres burned. the 'hill fire' in ventura county has scorched 45-hundred acres.. and is 97- percent contained. and the
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'sierra fire' in san bernardino county.. is 85- percent contained at about 150 -acres. other news now.. wild gunfire takes the life of an innocent family man ... now, police in oakland are asking for help in finding the gunman who shot and killed a father of four. it happened as he was standing in a crowd outside of a bar. today homicide investigators released surveillance video of possible suspects. kron4's haaziq madyun reports. (pkg)soto-p-d homicide detective wenceslao garcia is showing surveillance video of three men who allegedly shot and killed 40- year-old chrystian valdez negrete back on august 11, 2018. investigators say it happened just after 2am. the three men were reportedly involved in a robbery a block away from the victim's location, when police say one of them fired a gun indiscriminantly toward a crowd of peoplesot
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about 20 seconds ago. one of the subjects began to fire into a crowd of patrons from an establishment. now they are basically running northbound on bancroft way after the shooting. after watching the video, as you can see, it is just a blantant act of violence against the community. after the shooting they run off without any concern for what they just caused">one person was wounded during the shooting. chrystian valdez negrete died at the scenesota random shooting like this is somewhat unusual for oakland homicide detectivessot there are a pair of $10- thousand-dollars rewards in the case. one reward for information leading to an arrest and another reward leading to a conviction of the persons responsible...in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news kron4newshaaziq madyun
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kron4news a go- fund- me account that tugged at the heart strings of people all across the country... was a hoax. we'll tell you what police are saying about the homeless man ... and the couple who said they wanted to help him.
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enroll by december 15th. because you never know when life... ...will change. get covered today. (ken)in new jersey...two people involved in a go fund me campaign to raise money for a homeless man have been arrested... along with the homeless man himself. (pam) our grant lodes joins us with the latest on what happened in this case. (grant)you remember this story... it was said that homeless man... johnny bobbitt... gave his last 20-dollars to kate mcclure when she ran kate mcclure when she ran out of gas late at night one year ago. mcclure and her boyfriend... mike d'amico... raised over 400 thousand
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dollars on gofundme... supposedly for the homeless man ... from more than 14- thousand donors to... "pay it forward." prosecutors prosecutors now say the whole story was a lie.they say d'amico and mcclure had discussions about their inability to pay bills and mounting debts.and bobbitt agreed to be part of the deception.scott coffina: "d'amico, mcclure and bobbitt conspired to pass off a fake, feel good story that would compel donors to contribute to their cause. and it worked in a very big way. but it was fictitious and illegal and there are consequences." (grant) the three have been charged with second degree theft by deception. the scam initially came to light because bobbitt filed a lawsuit against the couple ... after only receiving 75 thousand of the more than 367-thousand the trio got from "gofundme" after fees...
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prosecutors say the couple squandered their share due to expensive purchases and casino trips. their home was raided ... and b-m-w towed... as part of the investigation into this case back in september. (grant)go fund me says it will provide a full refund to all donors ... adding that such behavior on the site is, quote, "extremely rare". the n-r-a is telling doctors to "stay in their lane" on gun control. coming up... a live interview with an e-r doctor who has no such plan.
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(pam) last week .. the national rifle association sent out a mocking tweet -- in response to an american college of physicians position paper.. that paper outlined a public health approach ... to reducing deaths and injuries from gun violence. the tweet from the n-r-a... told
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doctors to "stay in their lane..." it complained that the medical community had not consulted anyone before publishing its paper. this n-r-a tweet was posted .... just hours before a man shot and killed 12 people in a country music bar in thousand oaks. (pam) all of this begs one question- among others ... do medical experts ... who have devoted decades of their lives to studying medicine and the effects of gun violence... áneedá to consult anyone ... when publishing this kind of research ? (ken) joining us now to help us answer this question... dr. andre campbell... trauma surgeon at s-f general.
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are oregon on twitter.... "we are not anti-gun... we are anti-bullet not anti-gun... we twitter.... "we are not anti-gun... we are anti-bullet holes in our patients">
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in sports... we will update you on how the warriors are doing... in houston versus the rockets... and finaly have reaction from draymnd green about his blow up with kevin durant... mark has draymond's thoughts... coming up sfx: tinny headphone music
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because you never know when life... ...will change. get covered today. the rest of the league would love nothing more than to see this warriors drama consume the entire season. regardless of how kevin durant and draymond green feel about each other, they still have to play together. --warriors opening up a three-game texas road trip... champs in houston in a western conference finals rematch. no steph curry, but green is back in the lineup after his one-game suspension.. for what it's worth a green assist led to a kd dunk... score right now is 68-57 rockets
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but before the game, draymond addressed the media...in his first public comments since everything has unfolded. "kevin and i spoke, we're moving forward, i think there's no secret that i am an emotional player. i wear my emotions on my sleeve, i play with that same emotion. you know, sometime it get the best of me, it doesn't work to my favor, ima live with that cause it works in my favor to the good as my resume speaks as the team resume speaks, more so than it does. i've read a lot about how is this the end of the run or is it over or did i ruin it or did i force kevin to leave. at the end of the day, whatever kevin decide to do, whatever klay decide to do, whatever who decides to do, we had great years together and i support everybody, whole heartedly one hundred percent. as a man, as a human being you got the right to do whatever you want with your life. i'd never question that but this only makes kevin, myself and the rest of my teammates stronger, that's what it's gonna do so you think you saw something before, good luck with us now. we not gonna crumble off an argument, we're gonna move forward." forward." gonna move argument, we're crumble off an not gonna with us now. we not gonna crumble off an argument, we're gonna move forward."
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--49ers are --49ers are on a bye, but here are some points of emphasis when they are back to work --nick mullens has shown some flashes of solid play...find more ways to bring that out. --matt breida...the team's leading rusher...keep giving him carries. -finally, 25- sacks for that defense...unlea sh the pass rush their next game is next sunday against the bucs. your mercedes-benz keys to the game. that wraps up kron4 news at 6. we'll see you tonight at 8.... we'll see you 6.kron4 news at that wraps up that wraps up kron4 news at 6.
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we'll see you tonight at 8.... on your bay area's local news station.
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