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when you heard the state department granted a waiver for your wife, how did you feel.to be honest, it was the best thing i'd ever heard in my life(vicky) heard in my life (vicky) a bittersweet victory for the father of a dying child in oakland.ali hassan learned today that his yemeni wife has been granted permission to come to the u=s to say goodbye to her young son.good evening. i'm vicki liviakis.(grant) i'm grant lodes. thanks for joining us. an about=face and an an apology from the state department... less than 24 hours after hassan's emotional plea for help... "just breaking my heart looking at my son facing death. he's about to die soon." two year old abdullah hassan was born two years ago with a genetic brain disorder.his american father was able to bring the little boy to the u=s last october.but his mother, a citizen of yemen, was stranded on the other side of president trump's travel ban.."he's about to die soon and the mother is just
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unable to touch him to see him even give him a kiss before he go."yemen is one of five mostly muslim countries whose citizens are restricted from entering the u=s.hassan says crucial support came from the staff at oakland's children's hospital.''...'taking care of my son abdullah. i can't imagine how thankful i am to them they were so nice to me. i would also like to thank my family, friends ... i mean the whole world. unbelievable. hassan's relief at being reunited with his wife is mixed with the grief over losing his son, now on life support.i can't imagine those days will come when i will have to thake the breathing tube out of him, take my son and go bury him. it will be the hardest day of my life.the muslim rights group cair took up hassan's cause after being alerted by the hospital."of course we're excited. but in this win there is still a loss. we just hope she can make it in time. (grant) cair helped to raise money to bring abdullah hassan's mother to the u=s from egypt,she's due to arrive in the bay area tomorrow evening.evening.tomorrow bay area arrive in the she's due to egypt,she's due to arrive in the tomorrow evening. make it in time. just hope she can make it in time.
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(grant) cair helped to raise money to bring abdullah hassan's mother to the u=s from egypt,she's due to arrive in the bay area tomorrow evening. (vicki) another big story we're following tonight... there will be no civil trial to determine whether a sheriff's deputy crossed the line when he shot and killed a santa rosa teenager who was carrying a b-b gun, that looked like an assault rifle. sonoma county has reached a settlement with the family of andy lopez who was killed 5 years ago. kron 4's dan kerman joins us live from "andy's unity park" near santa rosa... the former vacant lot where the teenager was killed. dan? andy lopez settlement 1218185 insertit was in october of 2013 when 13 year old andy lopez was shot and killed by sonoma county sheriffs deputy
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eric gelhaus... at the time lopez was walking down moreland avenue south of santa rosa carrying what looked to be an assault rifle .. in fact, it was an airsoft bb gun. the da's office determined the shooting was legal, but lopez's family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging excessive force... but that case will not come before a jury sot rob giordano/sonoma county sheriff :30the board of supervisors working with the sheriff's office and the family agreed to 3 million dollar settlement. it was the best for everyone involvedat a news conference tuesday sonoma county sheriff announced a 3 million dollar settlement had been reached.sotwhat i hope it means is the next step in healing since the shooting the sheriff says the department has improved its outreach to the community.sot we've moved to truly engaging with the community not just talking to the community but listening to the communityin addition, giordano says officers are now use a use of force simulator... he says the department continues to update its use of force policy, and trains officers in de- escalation and crisis intervention. but he says
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that all would have little effect on the lopez shooting. sot our deputy was faced with what looked like a real weapon that day and we cant change that fact. change that fact. (vicki) a new study examines the impact of closing one of the east bay's major emergency rooms. (grant) the report was commissioned by the institute of regional development at u-c berkeley. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story
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the 2018 rapid health impact assessment on the proposed closure of alta bates hospital paints a grim picture for east bay residents who depend on alta bates for their health care needs. tuesday a coalition of east bay political, community and labor leaders held a press conference on the steps of berkeley city hall to highlight the findings of the reportsotsotin 2015 sutter health announced its plan to shift alta bates current 45,000 annual patients from berkeley to its summit campus in oaklandsot
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ambulance service">el cerrito mayor rochelle pardue-okimoto happens to be a nurse at alta batessotuc berkeley dr. jason corburn of the institute of urban regional development commissioned the rapid health impact assessment. he says in the event of a disaster every available hospital will be neededsotin repsonse to the study sutter health released a statement"by professor corburn's own admission the study was limited in scope and does not take in to account the current health care landscape, nor did it asses a larger view of the future state of the bay area. we are committed to the east bay area and to developing a regional solution that works for all"in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news (grant) that weekend
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storm, and another one now in our midst, are the gifts that keep on giving as far as big wave surfers are concerned. they've had back to back days of major waves out at the legendary mavericks surf spot. kron4's maureen kelly talked to those braving the conditions. the power of the pacific was on display today off pillar point.it was the second day in a row for those paddling out....to experience monster waves.here's some video that gives you a seal's eye view of the action. this go pro video gives you an idea of what yesterday looked like's. that when the biggest waves were estimated by those in the water to be 40 feet or higher....(maureen)those surfers out here for a second day say the conditions today are smaller but much more
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conducive to actually catching a ride...so yesterday was the big day that everyone was just sort of challenging themselves it wasn't really that good but it was huge and slurpee and ledgey and that's what everyone wants to see and that's what we like to challenge ourselves with today's more funsuper stoned super stoked day today for some cleaner conditions so we can get some bombs out there yesterday was more survival, really heavy really warbly really dangerous charter boat was even able to go out. today much more manageable much more picturesqueit wasn't just surfers drawn to check out mavericks...many people came out to the shore...and to the cliffs to try and catch a glimpse of the dramatic (anchor1) taking a live (anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is
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still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. weekend. (vicki) (vicki) the white house
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suggested today that president trump is trying to avoid the partial government shutdown later this week. the biggest issue lawmakers are not agreeing on is funding to build a border wall.... one of trump's campaign promises. press secretary sarah sanders didn't commit to any specific plan to get that funding... but she said agency leaders are being consulted. "the president has asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders and give the president the ability to fulfill his constitutional obligation to protect the american people by having a secure border. so we're looking at the other options."(vicki)(vicki) earlier today sanders indicated the white house could support a bipartisan senate bill that funds homeland security... and could avoid a shutdown. (grant) actress and director penny marshall has died at age 75. she passed away last night at her home after suffering complications from diabetes. marshall was arguably best known as laverne from the 70's
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hit t-v show 'laverne and shirley'. she also went on to direct some cult classics like 'big' and 'a league of their own'. marshall came from a well-known hollywood family which includes her brother, director garry marshall. the comedienne was also an avid sports fan. tom hanks, who grew up in the east bay and starred in a couple of marshall's hit movies, tweeted: "goodbye, penny. man, did we laugh a lot! wish we still could. love you." funeral arrangements for penny marshall have not been announced. (vicki) still ahead... the city of walnut creek is trying to make it more affordable to live there. details on how you can get your hands on below market rate housing. (grant) plus... a teenager is arrested in the east bay. details on what he brought to school-- that cause panic on campus. (vicki) plus-- the scooter situation in san jose is apparently becoming an issue. details on the regulations the city might soon impose.
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this little home of mine,
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♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ to the south bay now where
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the city of san jose is trying to reign in theproliferation and operation of e-scooters. (vicki) kron four's rob fladeboe has the details for us now live from san josecity hall. rob? (rob live) other cities have confiscated the scooters and limited their numbers but it looks like san jose is the first city to try andimpose some formal rules aboutscooter use.é the city council is debated the plan right now. here's a look at the plan....
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there are at least two thousand e-scooters deployed across san jose, most of them here in the downtown area. while serving as a convenient and economical form of transit, some scooter riders are causing problems. they are putting others at risk says mayor sam liccardo.sam liccardo/san jose mayor "...we are hearing from hospitals from san francisco to austin to san jose of the many injuries resulting from scooters, particularly those that are operating at high speed and on sidewalks..."the mayor says the new policy considered by the city council tuesday is not about stifling innovation but to rather impose some regulations that would keep thescooters out of bike lanes and off busy sidewalks. one idea is a technology called "geo fencing," similar to what helps grocery stores keep track of shopping carts.sam
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liccardo/san jose mayor "...really that is where we are focused with these regulations, seeing how we can encourage the use of technology to keep people on sidewalks safe so no one is feeling run over by either stopping the scooters or slowing them down whenever they are on sidewalks..." focused primarily in the downtown area and eventually perhaps into neighborhoods where there are currently far fewer scooters, the technology could might keep the meter running for users until the scooters are returned to newly created parking zones, solving the problem of scooters being abandoned just anywhere. sam liccardo/san jose mayor "...putting them next to a light pole for example might be a good fit but where we don't want them is next a ada ramp or somehwre that impedes folks access to the sidewalk...." (rob live) the scooter companes woild also have to have a formal permit and they would be charged a per scooter fee. thse new policies expected to be implemented in live in san jose rob fladeboe kron4 news (grant) a call to action for
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parents, teachers and health professionals from the u-s surgeon general-- doctor jerome adams is warning about the spike in e-cigarette use in teenagers. adams issued an advisory about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes today. he says one out of five high school students is currently using the product. the problem spreads to those even younger. one survey reported a 50-percent increase in vaping among middle school- age children. adams says no amount of nicotine is safe. the chemical can do particular damage to young brains... because they are still developing. adams warns that the epidemic of vaping could contribute to-- quote-- "a whole generation addicted to nicotine." (grant) a new study says
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opioids offer little chronic pain benefit and wane over time. the results come from a review of nearly 100 randomized trials published in the journal of the american medical association. the analysis found for adults with chronic pain, opioids offer narrow improvements over a placebo for pain and physical functioning, on average. and those benefits also tend to decrease over time. the analysis comes as federal agencies and other officials in recent years have been cracking down on opioids prescription. (vicki) a rarity in walnut creek. late last week, a condo offered at below market rate closed escrow... it sold for less than half what similar market rate condos are going for. kron four's philippe djegal spoke with the realtor who finished the deal... he explains how few of these units are available and how you should prepare if you plan to apply for one. (philippe) at 692 square feet... this one-bedroom one-bath condo at club villas
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walnut creek was listed for sale in late october, and realtor brian pastor with keller williams realty says it closed esgrow is less than six weeks.... after, only two open houses.brian pastor/realtor- "i had just shy of 100 folks that came through on those two days. now, we did receive 17 offers on the property." but eventually a young couple -- who are both educators -- got the place... the large response to the unit was the result of it being offered through the city of walnut creek's below-market rate affordable housing program. brian pastor/realtor- "it could have very well been double. you know, now we have other units here that are also one bedroom, one bath. and, one recently sold for $435,000." the city of walnut creek has a stock of only 40 to 50 below market rate units. but none are available. once people get one, they typically don't leave. eligibility is based on income -- in this case, the two people who applied had to make less than 72-thousand dollars combined to qualify. and, in general, in order to apply for a b-m-r unit, you must be a first time homebuyer.brian pastor/realtor- "the three steps in order to get into a bmr -- you want to make sure that you're pre-approved with your bank. uh, you want to look at your finances. uh, you want to make sure that you understand your credit. and, also, very important with a good realtor that you trust."
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and, if you'd like to keep up to date on when below market rate units are available here... head to the city website and sign up for the housing interest list on the housing programs section of the website. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. (anchor) (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: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage
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to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend.
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(grant) weekend. (grant) still ahead... terrifying moments for parents of a 4-month old boy. why they thought a man was going to kidnap their baby, in their home, thanks to a baby monitor hack. (vicki) plus... everyday personal care products could be linked to early puberty in girls. we'll explain how your kids might be affected.
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common chemicals found in toothpaste, shampoo and other personal care products may be linked to early puberty... and that exposure can come even before the children are born.... that is according to a new study by a team of uc berkeley researchers. kron four's terisa estacio spoke with the lead researcher about the findings and what it means for young girls. (take pkg) a special team here at the uc berkeley extension branch pioneered the study... the group with the center for environmental research and childrens health focused on whether in utero exposure to certain chemicals such as
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parabens or phtalates could lead to early puberty in girls... dr. kim harley, cerch. we found that it did, that women who used products had higher levels and those higher levels lead to girls going into puberty earlier then boys. dr. kim harley says the concern is that early puberty can lead to certain medical issues for girls. dr. harley. it can lead to cancers, reproductive problems. dr. harley says - the team looked at 600 women and tested their daughters between teh ages of 9 and 13. the study is still ongoing... dr. harley. we need to do more, but it is invaluable, it can be information that we can make better choices for us and girls for better health. in berkeley, terisa estacio kron four news. ## (grant) next at 5:30... scary moments for ##news. kron four terisa estacio kron four news. ##
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(grant) next at 5:30... scary moments for an east bay high school-- after a student brought explosive acid on campus. we'll have the details. (vicki) lawmakers traveled to the border today-- to figure out why a young girl died in border patrol custody. we'll show you what they found.
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our top story tonight at 5:30... lawmakers want to see for themselves the customs and border patrol station in new mexico, where a 7 year old migrant guatemalan girl spent the last hours of her life. (grant) texas lawmaker joaquin castro led a delegation to the facility today. he is demanding to know whether the border patrol could have prevented the child's death. kron 4's anna wiernicki is in anna wiernicki kron 4's child's death.prevented the
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have patrol could the border know whether demanding to he is today.the facility delegation to led a joaquin castro lawmaker texas (grant)her life.last hours of girl spent the guatemalan old migrant where a 7 year in new mexico, patrol station and border patrol station in new mexico, where a 7 year old migrant guatemalan girl spent the last hours of her life. (grant) texas lawmaker joaquin castro led a delegation to the facility today. he is demanding to know whether the border patrol could have prevented the child's death. kron 4's anna wiernicki is in washington with more. anna wiernicki: texas democratic congressman joaquin castro says this is where 7-year old jackelin caal maquin spent some of the last hours of her lifein us border patrol custody.joaquin castro u.s. congressman, d-texaswe learned today there were some very disturbing systematic failures in how the young girls condition was handled anna wiernicki: castro and 11 other lawmakers visited the new mexico facility where jakelin and her father were held earlier this month. the two were arrested when they tried to cross the u-s mexico border illegally. shortly after jackelin fell ill and died. jakelin's cause of death hasn't been determined, but homeland security officials say the trek through the desert to the border had left her in poor health...anna wiernicki: but california congressman raul ruiz says as an emergency room physician, he isn't buying it.raul ruiz u.s. congressman, d-california there are some very systemic problems and failures in the system to provide the care a
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child so lovingly deserves when they are in their custody she could have still been aliveanna wiernicki: castro and members of the congressional hispanic caucus are calling for a full independent investigation into jakelin's death.lou correa: i think it's important the people of america find out what is going on here anna wiernicki: california congressman lou correa sits on the house homeland security committee. lou correa: we in washington jobanna wiernicki: correa says he says his committee will hold hearings into jakelin's death in january.. in washington, i'm anna wiernicki. (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 east bay... a student at a san ramon high school has been arrested for bringing a knife and explosive materials to school. kron 4's sara stinson has the details from dougherty valley high school. (vicki) in the south bay... san jose police have arrested two suspects on suspicion of fencing stolen property. 42-year-old zolia martinez and 44-year-old jose figueroa are suspected of running a major fencing operation dealing primarily
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with stolen clothing from burglaries and robberies of department stores in san jose. the operation was found when police searched a make-shift storefront known as betsy's fashions in the 14-hundred block of south king road. police say they found 430-thousand dollars of stolen clothing and shoes from local department stores. (grant)
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stores. department local shoes from clothing and school. (vicki) in the south bay... san jose police have arrested two suspects on suspicion of fencing stolen property. 42-year-old zolia martinez and 44-year-old jose figueroa are suspected of running a major fencing operation dealing primarily with stolen clothing from burglaries and robberies of department stores in san jose. the operation was found when police searched a make-shift storefront known as betsy's fashions in the 14-hundred block of south king road. police say they found 430-thousand dollars of stolen clothing and shoes from local department stores. (grant) in the north bay... petaluma police are investigating a pair of deaths-- that cold be the result of opioid overdoses.
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one was sunday afternoon -- when the roommate of a 19-year-old man contacted police saying he was unresponsive. when officers arrived-- the man was found dead in his room. the second death happened yesterday morning when officer responded to reports of a possible drug overdose. police say they administered narcan-- but they were unable to save the 67-year-old man. (vicki) developing news tonight... we are learning new details about last months ferry crash at san francicsco's ferry building. the crash caused an estimated 325-thousand dollars in damage to the ferry and the dock. drugs and alcohol test results from the crew members have come back negative... so impairment has been ruled out as a factor. the coast guard says the investigation is months away from being complete. the goldlen gate ferry.. the company that operates the ferry service is also conducting its own investigation. minor repair work to the terminal is ongoing. lawrence karnow: it was partly
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cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. (grant) (grant) a surprising turn of
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events a surprising a surprising turn of events in a d-c federal courtroom today. president trump''s former national security adviser michael flynn will now have to wait until march to learn his legal fate. karin caifa has the details on the high- profile sentencing hearing, and what happens next. after drama in a d-c federal courtroom tuesday -- michael flynn -- exiting the court with his sentencing unexpectedly postponed until at least march -- his attorneys taking up an offer from the judge.judge emmet sullivan, had harsh words for flynn, telling him -- "i am not hiding my disgust, my disdain for your criminal offense" -- and seeming to suggest he would end up behind bars.michael zeldin / attorney, cnn legal analyst: "i think flynn's lawyers felt and they took this time out -- that flynn was going to get jail. the judge felt it was so
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serious, that notwithstanding cooperation, he was going to get jail. so they're hoping now for this time out."special counsel robert mueller's team cited flynn's broad cooperation with their investigation -- and at least one other justice department probe -- recommending a light sentence or even no prison time at allflynn pleaded guilty last december to lying to the f-b-i about conversations during the obama-trump transition, with then-russian ambassador sergei kislyak.president trump fired him in february 20-17 -- at the time, he said, because he lied to the vice president. tuesday, the white house -- tried to keep up their argument that none of it has anything to do with trump sarah sanders / white house press secretary: "the activities that he is said - and again, we'll the court make that determination - to have engaged in, don't have anything to do with the president."in their sentencing memo, flynn's team criticized f-b-i agents who interviewed him on january 24, 20-17 -- saying they did not advise that lying to them -- would be a federal crime.tuesday, however, said that at the time -- and accepted responsibility. in washington, i'm karin caifa. (vicki) coming up... turns out more than just romaine lettuce could contain e-coli. details on the
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latest produce being recalled. (grant) plus... many people say millennials don't know basic "adulting" tasks. so one high school is trying to change that for the next generation. we'll tell you about their "adulting" day. youand the holiday spiritoss just hits you... yes! or when you get the best deal... on a treat for your best friend? or when you score a magical gift... at an unbelievable price? yes! that's yes for less. ross has you and your list covered with gifts you'll love to give. and it feels even better when you find them for less-at ross.
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yes for less. being an adult is hard
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work. that's why one high school in kentucky is hoping to prepare its graduating
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seniors by hosting an "adulting day". (vicki) these are pictures of the event. seniors at bullitt central high school were taught various "adulting" tasks including proper financing, dorm-life cooking, how to change a tire, and more. (grant) a school official says they got the idea from a facebook post saying high schools need a class on how to do taxes... which was also a workshop available that day. students also learned from police how to interact with officers at traffic stops, and how to have healthy relationships. (vicki) (vicki) a scary moment for parents of a 4-month-old... when a man's voice is all of a sudden heard over the baby
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monitor. details on the threats he was making.
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(vicki) a terrifying moment for a texas family. the parents of a four-month old boy say a man hacked into their nest wi-fi camera network, pretending he was going to kidnap their baby. the family filed a police report and authorities are investigating. jacob rascon reports. topper rigney gets all the love and care you would expect
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for a four month old and then some -- constantly in the arms or within eyesight of his parents, ellen and nathan, thanks to a network of nest cameras.ellen rigney/ mother "my husband laughed he called it my cctv because i would have the nest cam pulled up on the ipad over there and then the little audio monitor right next to it so i could see him from every angle."above topper's crib are two cameras with audio and the only voice they ever transmit is his. until late last night.ellen rigney/ mother"i said 'hey what is this, what's going on? we hear it again and two beeping, it's the noise it makes, and then we heard sexual expletives being said in his room. so we throw on the light in our room. he turned that camera on and told us, said 'turn off the light' and then said 'i'm going to kidnap your baby - i'm in your baby's room.'"you can imagine the terror and just how fast nathan raced upstairs only to find topper safe and sound which is when ellen remembered a story about wi-fi camera
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hacking.ellen rigney/ mother"i kept telling him, i'm like, 'he's not in here, someone's hacking this.'"they shut it down fast and called police, terrified, relieved and determined to warn anyone who would listen, posting the story online.'wow, turning my kids' cameras off now,' one mom responded.ellen rigney/ mother"i didn't know what to think. it was the most frightening. it's a voice that i will never forget. unsettling. you have something that's supposed to make you feel better. and instead it makes you feel the opposite, makes you feel invaded and uncomfortable. ha." (vicki) that was jacob rascon reporting. the family has thrown out the wi-fi cameras -- and is only using an off-line, closed circuit camera now. there was a similar story in the area in 2015. a nanny said a man hacked into the baby monitor of the child she was caring for and talked about what she was doing inside the house. (grant) you can add cauliflower and more types of lettuce, to the e-coli concerns. the santa barbara county farm linked to that current romaine lettuce
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recall -- adam brothers farm - - is voluntarily recalling red and green leaf lettuce... as well as cauliflower, "out of an abundance of caution." none of the recalled products has tested positive for e-coli-- and no one has gotten sick from those products. the recalled cauliflower and red and green leaf lettuce were harvested between november 27th and 30th... and distributed to several states. the c-d-c recently linked romaine lettuce grown in northern and central california to an e-coli outbreak that sickened about sixty people. (vicki) jerry brown spoke publicly for one of the last times as california's governor today capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala shows us what he had to say "i'm not here to make the news, i'm here to enlighten." outgoing governor jerry brown did an "exit interview" in front of hundreds of people in sacramento tuesday.brown answered several questions at the sacramento press club event, including what will happen to controversial
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projects he pushed including the delta tunnels 'water fix' and the high speed rail.."they will be built! "now at the end of another intense year of wildfires for which some utility companies are under investigation...the exiting governor with his take on the fate of pg&e"i would say it's important that our private utilities be maintained. otherwise, they'll become public utilities and there will only be ratepayers, no investors or shareholders. yes, these utilities should be held accountable, and they are being held accountable."when asked what his proudest accomplishment is.. the four- term governor could not say. "proudest accomplishment? i do not have one accomplishment... well first of all, taking pride in things is not something i aim to pursue, because pride, in my upbringing was a sin."at the end of the question and answer session, brown was sent off with a standing ovation. lawrence karnow: it was lawrence lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought
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a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs
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will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. (vicki)
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(grant) there is a hot, new italian restaurant in the city ... getting a lot of buzz these days.(vicki) so tonight on dine and dish - i decided to see what the fuss is about... the restaurant? che fico. let's start with the name - it looks like "shay" fico, but it's che fico... "the literal translation means what a fig. the slang is "that's cool." this is not your red checker table cloth kind of italian eatery. matt and dave wanted to do something more... modern italian. "in italy when you're riding up on your new vespa and your friend sees you and says oh che fico! che
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fico is the hip newcomer to the neighborhood on divisidero. and this is about as authentic as you can get... from the old school loretta pizza oven to hand made pasta... painstakingly rolled and then sliced up into paperdelle. christopher the bartender will made you a cool cocktail that'll stand up to any dish. but the chef is fixated on salumi. so obsessed, there's even an in-house salumania and dave takes me on a tour... the salumi ripens for months in here. time for a taste test. you could say va bene - it's so tasty. or just che fico! (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.up kron 4 news that wraps (vicki) (vicki) fico!or just che it's so tasty. say va bene - it's so tasty. or just che fico!
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(vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) ken wayne and pam moore are here with and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken)thanks grant and vicki. here are the stories we're working on tonight at 6. (ken) a somber victory in the a somber victory in the east bay for a man with a dying child.... as his emotional plea is heard... allowing the mother to see her 2 year old son before he's taken off life suport. (pam) and... a rare tornado cuts a path of destruction through washington... we have the latest on the damage officials are calling "catastrophic." (pam) and... there will be no civil trial in the shooting death of santa rosa teenager andy lopez. details on the settlement his family just reached with the police department.... coming up at 6. what looked like a real
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weapon. you can't change that fact> (pam) tonight at 6. sonoma county has reached a settlement with the family of santa rosa teenager andy lopez .... who was killed by a sheriff's deputy 5- years ago. lopez was carrying a b-b gun ... which sheriffs say, they mistook for an assault rifle. (pam) thank you for joining us, i'm pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne.
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kron 4's dan kerman has more on why there will be no civil trial to determine if the sheriff's deputy who shot lopez... crossed the line. at a news conference tuesday sonoma county sheriff rob giordano announced the county had reached a 3 million dollar settlement with the family of andy lopez.sot rob giordano/sonoma county sheriff :08the reason for a settlement is a 13 year old is dead and the right thing to do for the community to move forward is to settle the case. lopez's family filed a federal civil right lawsuit against the county after lopez was shot and killed by sonoma county sheriffs deputy eric gelhaus back in october of 2013... at the time lopez was walking down moreland avenue south of santa rosa carrying what looked to be an assault rifle .. in fact, it was an airsoft bb gun. the settlement means there will be no trail. i hope its a beginning for the family to move forward.since the shooting the sheriff says the department has improved its outreach to the community.in
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addition, giordano says officers are now use a use of force simulator... he says the department continues to update its use of force policy, and trains officers in de- escalation and crisis intervention. but he says that all would have little effect on the lopez shooting. sotthere is no way to deescalate a deadly threat when it's a weapon like that. standup dan kerman/santa rosa 110the sheriff says more people with fake weapons will continue to be shot. he says the only solution is for people to stop buying them and get rid of the ones they have. near santa rosa, dan kerman kron 4 news. when you heard the state department granted a waiver for your wife, how did you feel.to be honest, it was the best thing i'd ever heard in my life(ken) a big story tonight.a bittersweet victory for the father of a dying child in oakland.... (ken) ali hassan learned today that his yemeni wife has been granted permission to come to the u-s to say goodbye to her young son. (pam) grant lodes joins us in the studio now
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with more. (grant)an about=face and an an apology from the state department... less than 24 hours after hassan's emotional plea for help... "just breaking my heart looking at my son facing death. he's about to die soon." two year old abdullah hassan was born two years ago with a genetic brain disorder.his american father was able to bring the little boy to the u=s last october.but his mother, a citizen of yemen, was stranded on the other side of president trump's travel ban.."he's about to die soon and the mother is just unable to touch him to see him even give him a kiss before he go."yemen is one of five mostly muslim countries whose citizens are restricted from entering the u=s.hassan says crucial support came from the staff at oakland's children's hospital.''...'taking care of my son abdullah. i can't imagine how thankful i am to them they were so nice to me. i would also like to thank my family, friends ... i mean the whole world. unbelievable. hassan's relief at being reunited with his wife is mixed with the grief over
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losing his son, now on life support.i can't imagine those days will come when i will have to thake the breathing tube out of him, take my son and go bury him. it will be the hardest day of my life.the muslim rights group cair took up hassan's cause after being alerted by the hospital."of course we're excited. but in this win there is still a loss. we just hope she can make it in time. (grant)cair helped to raise money to cair helped to (grant) money to bring abdullah hassan's mother to the u=s from egypt,she's due to arrive in the bay area tomorrow evening.
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(ken)the national weather service confirms a tornado touched down near port orchard, washington today. that's across puget sound from seattle.take a look at the damage caused by the twister. the kitsap county sheriff's office calls some of the damage "catastrophic".there are no reports of deaths or injuries from the tornado.but authorities say there are active power lines down and gas companies are checking for leaks.the national weather service will send a team to the area tomorrow to determine the strength of that tornado. it's believed to be just the second tornado ever to touch down in kitsap county. (ken) we're joined now by chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. the national weather service says tornadoes in washington in december are extremely rare --- what's going on here lawrence lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the
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satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. (pam) (pam) the city of san francisco
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announced a lawsuit today ... against a litany of prescription drug makers and distributors -- for their role in the opiod epidemic. the suit was filed on behalf of the city and the state of california. it accuses the makers of drugs such as oxycontn and fentanyl .... of misleading doctors and patients. and wholesalers such as the san francisco- based mckesson corporation ... of failing to monitor and report suspicious drug sales. the state department of public health says, opioid addiction caused the deaths of more than 21- hundred californians last year. the suit asks for damages for the costs associated with treating the opioid epidemic .... and asks for an injunction to stop alleged misleading marketing tactics. a new study examines the effect of closing one of the east bay's major emergency rooms. the report was commissioned by the institute of regional development at u-c berkeley kron4's haaziq
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madyun has the story the 2018 rapid health impact assessment on the proposed closure of alta bates hospital in berkeley paints a grim picture for east bay residents who depend on alta bates for thier health care needssot
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45,000 annual patients from berkeley to its summit campus in oakland. in repsonse to the study sutter health released a statement "by professor corburn's own admission the study was limited in scope and does not take in to account the current health care landscape, nor did it asses a larger view of the future state of the bay area. we are committed to the east bay area and to developing a regional solution that works for all"in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news (ken) a federal judge delayed the sentencing of former national security advisor michael flynn today. both the defense and prosecution agreed to reschedule the punishment phase -- so flynn can continue to talk with government
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investigators. flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the f-b-i a year ago.since then he has been cooperating with special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. mueller's team requested flynn receive little to no prison time for the crime in light of his cooperation. today -- the judge delivered a stern rebuke to flynn -- saying he sold his country out. both sides will update the judge on the case in march. (pam) in the east bay.... a rarity in walnut creek. late last week, a condo offered at below market rate closed escrow... and it sold for less than half what similar market rate condos are going for. kron four's philippe djegal talked with the realtor who finished the deal... he explains how few of these units are available.... and how to prepare if you plan to apply for one. (philippe) below market rate condos in the city of walnut creek are not listed often.brian pastor/realtor- "very rare, very rare." so, when this one-bedroom one- bath unit at club villas walnut creek was listed for
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sale in late october... realtor brian pastor with keller williams realty expected a big response and he got it.brian pastor/realtor- "i had just shy of 100 folks that came through on those two days. now, we did receive 17 offers on the property." last week, it closed esgrow less than six weeks after pastor hosted two open houses. the large response to the unit was the result of it being offered through the city of walnut creek's below-market rate affordable housing program.brian pastor/realtor- "it could have very well been double. you know, now we have other units here that are also one bedroom, one bath. and, one recently sold for $435,000." and, just to give you an idea of how rare it is for a below market rate unit to become available in the city of walnut creek... the housing program manager says the city only has 40 to 50 of them... and, all of them are occupied. they only become available once every one or two years.brian pastor/realtor- "go to the city's website. under their affordable housing, they're gonna have an interest list. so, if you put your name and email on the interest list, as
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soon as a bmr becomes available, you'll be notified by email." eligibility is based on income -- in this case, the two people who got the place had to make less than 72-thousand dollars combined to qualify. and, in general, in order to apply for a b-m-r unit, you must be a first time homebuyer... and you have to sign a 30-year fixed rate mortgage that has to be approved by that has to be rate mortgage that has to be approved by the city. in walnut creek, philippe djegal, kron four news. (ken) a new u-c berkeley study shows how some common household items can cause early puberty. we'll tell you about the items involved... and the risks for children. (pam) monster waves are enticing big wave surfers to mavericks. we'll show you how they handle swells of 25- feet. (lawrence) i'm chief meteorologist lawrence karnow, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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♪ this little home of mine, ♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ unplug chargers - go, ♪ devices go off-line. turn thermostats down low, ♪ led's shine mighty fine. ♪ small actions quickly grow, ♪ to let our great state shine. energy upgrade california, will let us shine. ♪ (ken) the high surf is
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bringing two back to back days of major waves at the legendary mavericks surf spot. today's swells were estimated to be about 25 feet. kron 4's maureen kelly talked to some of those braving the conditions. here's some video that gives you a seal's eye view of the action. shot by a documentary filmaker tracking the women who will be competing in the mavericks big wave contest for the first time . the surfer on the left is one of the women invited to take part. she and the others were close to making history this week.....because of the major swells brought to the bay area by this weekend's storm.this
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go pro video gives you an idea of what yesterday looked like's. that when the biggest waves were estimated by those in the water to be 40 feet or higher....the contest was postponed by organizers who are hoping for better conditions in the futurethe event manager thinks it was the right decision..yesterday was more survival, really heavy really warbly really dangerous not a single charter boat was even able to go out we could've held the event it was too dangerous. today with the fading swell the finals would've been lackluster it was a good callbut while the waves weren't contest worthy...the surfers out riding them were happy.. super stoned super stoked day today for some cleaner conditions so we can get some bombs out there and while today's waves were considered medium for mavericks....those braving the conditions say....they are still a challenge.on the way in the world this is the most powerful way in the world pound for pound for sure the best big wave surfers will say it the worst spot here is the worst spot anywhereand it appears christmas is coming early for big wave riders....another big swell is being predicted for thursday morning.maureen kelly kron4 news
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(pam) there are big waves farther south, too -- ventura beach saw waves eight- to 12- feet high. the powerful waves damaged the ventura pier, forcing its closure for the first time since 2015. meanwhile, waves of about 12- feet hit hermosa beach, causing major concern about strong rip currents. monstrous waves also crashed into redondo and manhattan beaches. despite all this... some brave souls could be spotted surfing. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak
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high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. (ken) common chemicals found in toothpaste, shampoo and other personal care products may be linked to early puberty... and that exposure can come even exposure can weekend.friday and this weekend.
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(ken) common chemicals
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found in toothpaste, shampoo and other personal care products may be linked to early puberty... and that exposure can come even before the child is born.... that is according to a new study by a team of u-c berekely researchers.. kron four's terisa estacio spoke with the lead researcher about what it means for young girls and what can be done about it. a special team here at the uc berkeley extension branch pioneered the study... the group with the center for environmental research and childrens health focused on whether in utero exposure to certain chemicals such as parabens or phtalates could lead to early puberty in girls... dr. kim harley, cerch. we found that it did, that women who used products had higher levels and those higher levels lead to girls going into puberty earlier then boys. dr. kim harley says the concern is that early puberty can lead to certain medical issues for girls. dr. harley. it can lead to cancers, reproductive problems. dr. harley says - the team looked at 600 women and tested their daughters between teh ages of 9 and 13. the study is still ongoing...
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dr. harley. we need to do more, but it is invaluable, it can be information that we can make better choices for us and girls for better health. in berkeley, terisa estacio kron four news. ## < 10 months after the massacre in parkland, florida the white house is identifying ways to improve is identifying the white house parkland, florida massacre in ##news. kron four terisa estacio in berkeley, terisa estacio kron four news. ##
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< 10 months after the massacre in parkland, florida the white house is identifying ways to improve school security. i'm mark meredith in washington. we'll take a closer look. > (pam) first san francisco ... now scooter troubles are now popping up in the bay area's largest city. we'll tell you how the city of san jose may soon be cracking down. oh!
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if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, severe stomach pain, itching, rash, or trouble breathing. serious side effects may happen, including pancreatitis. tell your doctor if you have diabetic retinopathy or vision changes. taking ozempic® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may increase the risk for low blood sugar. common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. some side effects can lead to dehydration, which may worsen kidney problems. i discovered the potential with ozempic®. ♪ oh! oh! oh! ozempic®! ♪ (vo) ask your healthcare provider if ozempic® is right for you. first san
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francisco... now san jose .. this evening the city council has passed a new policy.... in an attempt to reign in e=scooters ... the popular scooters have proliferated around town. kron four's rob fladeboe explains what the policy will do. there are at least two thousand e-scooters deployed across san jose, most of them here in the downtown area. while serving as a convenient and economical form of transit, some scooter riders are causing problems. they are putting others at risk says mayor sam liccardo.sam liccardo/san jose mayor "...we are hearing from hospitals from san francisco to austin to san jose of the many injuries resulting from scooters, particularly those that are operating at high speed and on sidewalks..."the mayor says the new policy
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considered by the city council tuesday is not about stifling innovation but to rather impose some regulations that would keep thescooters out of bike lanes and off busy sidewalks. one idea is a technology called "geo fencing," similar to what helps grocery stores keep track of shopping carts.sam liccardo/san jose mayor "...really that is where we are focused with these regulations, seeing how we can encourage the use of technology to keep people on sidewalks safe so no one is feeling run over by either stopping the scooters or slowing them down whenever they are on sidewalks..." focused primarily in the downtown area and eventually perhaps into neighborhoods where there are currently far fewer scooters, the technology could might keep the meter running for users until the scooters are returned to newly created parking zones, solving the problem of scooters being abandoned just anywhere. sam liccardo/san jose mayor "...putting them next to a light pole for example might be a good fit but where we don't want them is next a ada ramp or somehwre that impedes folks access to the sidewalk...." rob fladeboe/san jose "...other cities have confiscated the scooters and tried to limit their numbers
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but san jose is thought be the first city to adopt formal regulations. .the new policy will be put into place in february. in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news (ken) the star of "laverne and shirly"... and a big time movie director in her own right... penny marshall has died. we'll have a look back at her remarkable career. (pam) almost a year after the parkland, florida school massacre ... a new government school safety report has been released. we'll take a look at the major recommendatio ns... to keep school's safe. (lawrence)and i'm tracking your weeknight forcast... that's just ahead.
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(ken) a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 15 parkland, florida students who survived the mass school shooting in february. the students say that the broward school district and sheriff's office failed to protect them from gunman nikolas cruz, who was known to be dangerous. the judge ultimately sided with the defendants -- ruling that they were not constitutionally obligated to protect students who were not in custody. (ken) tonight... ten months after that deadly massacre... the trump administration is releasing its report on how schools nationwide can improve their security.(pam) our capitol bureau reporter mark meredith.. at the white house with a closer look. nat: "everyday i wake up wishing my little boy was here"
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max schachter lost his teenage son alex in febrary's parkland florida school shooting.he hopes parents nationwide will read the recommendations from president's school safety commission.."every school around the country should look at this report, and analyze all the recommendations" the report, released tuesday, suggests dozens of ways to improve school security...from adding mental health resources, to enacting stricter discipline policies and permitting some school employees to carry guns...to allowing law enforcement to take weapons away from potentially violent students. "15:22...stopping a tragedy before it happens, its our number one goal"the report says there's no one size fits all approach to improving school safety.instead, the commission suggests each community pick and choose ideas that might work in local schools. scarlett lewis lost her son jesse in the 2012 shooting in newtown, connecticut.she says she's thrilled that the report goes beyond simply improving physical security. "teaching kids how to have healthy
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connections, how to manage their emotions, skills and tools for resiliance" "nothng matters more than protecting our children"the president says the report is a challenge to communities nationwide and lawmakers, at all levels, to do more to keep kids safe.at the white house, i'm mark meredith. a live look outside right now... as we get now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay
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and the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in the 50s to mid 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another chance of showers on friday and this weekend. (pam) lots to talk about in the sports world tonight... (ken) kate rooney joins us in the studio. bay area basketball fans are still basking in the glow of back-basking in the fans are still basketball bay area studio.joins us in the kate rooney (ken)tonight... sports world about in the lots to talk (pam) weekend.friday and this showers on friday and this weekend.
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(pam) lots to talk about in the sports world tonight... (ken) kate rooney joins us in the studio. bay area basketball fans are still basking in the glow of back-to-back wins for the warriors...and it wasn't just about getting the "w." a couple of big milestones for golden state in last night's win over the memphis grizzlies... the team back home for one game before heading to utah... steph curry... hits the pull-up 3-pointer to reach 15,000 career points... only the 5th player in franchise history to do that kevin durant... he passed larry bird for 33rd on the all-time scoring list... finishing with
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a game-high 23 points and the bench came through for 36... including jordan bell's steal and dunk... warriors won 110-93 after the game curry admitted he lost track of his milestone-watch because he was frustrated with getting off to a slow start(sot: curry) "i forgot about the 10 points i needed. obviously they called time out right after it happened and i heard the announcement. so it was a pretty cool moment. again, just reflecting on the entirety 9 1/2 years and more to come, just definitely appreciative of the opportunity for the milestone and hopefully a lot mor to come." n-f-l pro bowl selections were announced today...niners fullback kyle yooz-check made the roster as a starter...tight end george kittle was named a reserve.no raiders in this year's pro bowl, and as for next year, well, the team still doesn't even know where it'll be playing...the silver and black will debut their new las vegas stadium in two-thousand-twenty
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but are in search of a home for next season...owner mark davis said he would not attempt to renew the lease for a final year at the oakland coliseum...now levi's stadium and at&t park are among the sites being thrown into the conversation...but head coach jon gruden was emotional at the prospect of saying goodbye to coliseum. it's going to be a great atmosphere monday night, on christmas eve, the denver broncos coming to town. i get excited thinking about it. just raging in the black hole. rocking and raging down there after the steelers game. you're walking around and you see franco harris and lester hayes and you think about some of the battles that they had at that place. reggie jackson lighting the torch. there's a lot of things that happened in that stadium. next question, i don't want tostart crying about a stadium (laughing)." time for stanford fans to be sentimental about their own end of an era...the era of love...twenty-seventeen heisman runner-up bryce love announced he will sit out
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stanford's sun-bowl date with pitt...instead love will focus on getting in tip-top shape for the upcoming n-f-l draft... the cardinal running back was plagued by an ankle injury this season and held to only 739 yards...after rushing for over two-thousand the year before. (landing)wrap and toss back (pam) an artist (pam) an artist threatens to paint over his own southern california mural... to protest plans to take down the work of another artist.. the reason for the controversy.. and the decision at stake.
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president trump's charitable foundation is shutting down amid an ongoing lawsuit. that's according to a document filed toda.. y by the new york state attorney general's office. the dissolution of the charity resolves one element of the lawsuit -- which claims, the president and his children..... violated campaign finance laws and abused the foundations' tax- exempt status. and the shutdown does not signal the end of the lawsuit against the foundation.. the new york a-g still wants nearly three- million dollars in restitution, plus penalties ... and a ban on trump and his three eldest children... serving on the board of any new york non-profit. (ken) the los angeles
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unified school district has put a hold on plans to remove a controversial mural in koreatown. the school district had said it would paint over the mural -- but after artist shepard fairey threatened to paint over his own mural of r-f-k in protest -- the district is now saying it will instead continue the conversation over winter break. at issue -- the distinctive rays eminating from the center of the mural. korean activists say the motif is too similar to the japanese imperial flag.chan yong jeong, wilshire community coalition:"it's in the middle of koreatown on public school, not private property, and the sun ray thing, from koreans' view it looks so similar, enough to remind us of the rising sun flag."//butted to// beau stanton, artist who painted the mural:"i think that the district made a decision based on a perceived route of least resistance. they just wanted the problem to go away. and now, it's kind of backfiring." (ken) that was beau stanton -- the artist who painted the mural back in 20-16. he said he met with the korean community and explained the rays are simply a universal representation of the sun's rays -- and that the japanese
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(ken) thousands of people crowd san francisco's union square during the holiday season .. and if you step one block off the square along powell street you might bump into one of the citys' best known costumed characters .. (pam) tom sweeney - in his beefeater uniform .. does not miss any opportunity to meet and greet .. and i got a chance to find out ... what is so cherished about this native son. 1822-gotta look good everyday on that job. 1416 its such a great job.. i just love this beefeater outfit.. 3347 -it's like going on stage ..come down stairs at a landmark hotel.. its just a great feeling.. and all of a sudden you're on"hear: whistle - "taxi-taxi"in a 2018 high tech, trendy, sophisticated city like san francisco ... tom sweeney is a throw- back ... he is the lead doorman .. working at the sir francis drake hotel for 42 years now..
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"my mom knew the general manager of the hotel and got me a summer job as doorman..but really i was waiting to go to san francisco fire or police but i was still too young." then san francisco fire and police called years later but i couldnt leave this great job as a doorman." his fame started when he tackled two robbers outside the hotel in 1981.the job has been good to him and he has been good for the job .. his lifetime collection proves it.. the hotel has used his image on.. they put me on luggage tags.. post cards. room keys " ive got my own drink - sweeney tini at the starlight room "my own doll tom sweeney doll" his home is jammed packed with pictures, newspaper clippings, flyers, a plaque and proclamation for tom sweeney day in the city and beefeater uniforms..."i have all 46 uniforms .. i still have my 1st uniform.. it was 600. 42 years ago. ""why keep? bay to breakers.. movie.. young and restless.. memories" "dianne feinstein.. joe montana.. "all the movie stars julia roberts.. mariah carey.. john travolta ..
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"sharon stone.. tony blair .." the uniforms date back to 1600's britain, when the beefeaters protected the monarchy.. tasting their food to make sure it was not poisoned.. centuries later, the beefeater is an attraction that lights up toms days at work .... yet despite the movie stars, dignitaries and the fame .. he is still a down to earth family man .. a hometown guy . "there's not to many people with jobs on the street. " "cable cars- knowing drivers playing in their baseball team " "all sf fire and cops i went to school with" "we're all out there together"from his 40 years perched on powell street he's seen a lot changes... - 2625- uber and lyft thats really changed the transportation business.. limos all those companies going out of business.-2405 - the homeless thing is out of control.. -2434 - car break-ins.. we never saw that in my whole career.. -3244 cable cars were 50 cents when i started .. now $7.00. tom sweeney is proof.. that a job .. like life .. is what you make it.. 518-
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521-"i've accomplished more than i ever imagined .. its been a great run.. great run" "oh yeah" (pam) as a doorman of course, he has seen alot - i asked him to give up some city secrets... but he laughed and said he wants to keep his job.. and he's too close to retirement .. sweeney says, he will retire january 13, 2020.. to spend time with family.. especially four grandkids.. he says, he may donate some of his memorabilia for good causes. (ken) salesforce founder mark benioff, along with his wife, lynne --- cut a check
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for 15 million dollars today to u-c-s-f children's hospital in oakland. the money will go to mental health services for east bay chilren. u-c-s-f says the money will allow for an additional 5- thousand psychiatric visits a year, effectively doubling the hospital's current capacity. one in five youth suffers from some form of diagnosable mental illness... such as anxiety or depression. and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for adolescents across the globe. (ken) on-screen legend penny marshall died "peacefully" monday night in her hollywood hills home. a spokeswoman for the family said the actress died due to complications from diabetes. she was 75. here's cnn's stephanie elam. the hit seventies show, "laverne and shirley," turned penny marshall into a household name. but it was her skill as director that made her a trailblazer for women in the film industry. marshall
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died on xxx at age xxx. cnn's stephanie elam looks back at her life and career.as an actress, penny marshall was one half of funny girl duo, "laverne and shirley."natsthe "happy days" spinoff, became a hit of its own in the late seventies...marshall garnered three golden globe nominations for herrole as tough-talking tomboy "laverne"."she would not put up with crap. she'd hit ya."that spirit proved more useful behind-the-cameras as marshall went on to direct her own t-v episodes and feature films. natsmarshall's 19-88 comedy "big" - starring tom hanks-- became the first female-directed film to gross more than $100 million at the u.s. box office. natstwo years later, she directed the drama "awakenings" about a group of catatonic patients. it received three oscar nods including "best film."natsher
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next project, "a league of their own," was a box office home run. "league, no girl wanted to write it.""they don't like baseball!" marshall's depiction of an all-female baseball league during world war two was listed on the national film registry in 20-12.through the years, marshall credited her success to her brother - legendary director, producer, gary marshall."i wouldn't have a career if it wasn't for my brother // let's be honest, he's the one who pointed me in this direction, he got me parts."their playful relationship on display during a cameo for the 19-93 halloween fantasy, "hocus pocus."natsin her 20-12, memoir "my mother was nuts," marshall recounted her upbringing in the bronx.she recalled two failed marriages, motherhood at nineteen, and a bout with lung cancer. challenges she overcame with an unassuming sense of humor. "i make people laugh and i move them in some places // my legacy is hope i gave you some enjoyment.
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enjoyment. gave you some enjoyment. (pam) coming up... a look at why the rings of saturn ... are slowly disappearing. youand the holiday spiritoss just hits you... yes! or when you get the best deal... on a treat for your best friend? or when you score a magical gift... at an unbelievable price? yes! that's yes for less. ross has you and your list covered with gifts you'll love to give. and it feels even better when you find them for less-at ross. yes for less. ♪thisi'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduce mine. ♪ californians all align ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine,
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♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ (pam) the
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distinctive rings of saturn .... are breaking apart.... nasa predicts, the rings will be pulled apart by the gas giant's gravity... in fewer than 100- million years. while that sounds like a long time -- consider this ...
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saturn is more than 4- billion years old. the rings are made up of ice -- which range in size from microscopic grains .... to huge boulders. scientists used data from the cassini spacecraft ... to get a better understanding of the sixth planet from the sun. according to nasa, the rings will create a severe flood as they break apart -- enough to fill an olympic size swimming pool every 30- minutes. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was partly cloudy and cool after patchy dense fog this morning. storm clouds brought a tornado near seattle today causing damage to homes and trees. doppler is still seeing some rain in far northern california. on the satellite you can see the weak high pressure keeping the storms mainly to the north. dense fog will fill the bay and the valleys tonight and tomorrow before giving way to partly cloudy skies temperatures tomorrow. highs will be in 60s. it should be
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nice on before another chance of friday and this weekend. weekend. friday and this showers on chance of another before thursday too be nice on 60s. it should the 50s to mid highs will be in tomorrow. temperatures and warmer temperatures
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tomorrow. highs will be in 60s. it should be nice on thursday too before another showers on friday and this weekend. that wraps up 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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