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( robin ) a san francisco family says they are horrified after their grandmother was viciously attacked. the victim's granddaughter says the 93-year-old was walking around the corner from her ingleside home sunday afternoon when a man punched her and ran off. kron4's dan thorn talked to relatives who are demanding swift justice. 93-year-old vivian childress..battered and bruised while laying in her hospital bed. for 3 days she's been bed-ridden and force fed through syringes after a man brutally attacks her..sot: she can't do anything it's like she's so helpless and she like
tries to get out of bed and she's so used to being independent but she can't.. kendall heinz says her grandmother was walking near her ingleside home sunday afternoo she stopped to take a rest on this doorstep at the corner of majestic avenue and lakeview avenue when a man walked up to her and punched her in the face. sot: she's just so like innocent you know what i mean..you would want to help her not attack her..heinz says her grandmother's jaw was broken in two spots.and she also suffered other severe head injuries..sot: it's like i hate seeing that she's hurt it's like i can't do anything i feel like i wish it was me instead of her. before the attack heinz says she was driving up to where her grandmother was and noticed a man walking erratically along the street. she described the man as being hispanic aring a gray hoodie and black sweatpants..he quickly struck her grandmother and ran off without taking anything..now her family is calling on the police for help..sot: just please find him. if you have any information please let us know so they can catch him and get him off these streets because it's not safe.
( robin )that was dan thorne reporting.the woman is expected to be in the hospital for at least the next couple of days. and as dan told us --- the attacker is still on the loose.we've reached out to san francisco police for more information about this assault. they have not returned our calls. ( robin ) that was oakland police chief anne kirk-patrick after she visited a 6-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet in her backyard. police believe the bullet was from midnight celebratory gun fire into the sky on new year's eve. kron 4's gabe slate has more. this is a rare sight, the oakland chief of police in street clothes and sneakers, on her day off, on a holiday, bringing a giant stuffed teddy bear to a gunshot victim.sound
from - anne e. kirkpatrick, chief of police, oakland "we start our new year with tragedy"oakland chief of police anne kirkpatrick visited the 6 year old girl who is in stable condition after being hit by a stray bullet new years eve night.this happened while her family was celebrating the new year at home, in their the backyard, on the 9600 block of thermal street.sound from - anne e. kirkpatrick, chief of police, oakland "i got to see her" oakland police say the girl will survive, she is in stable condition. the chief shares how the parents are holding up sound from - anne e. kirkpatrick, chief of police, oakland "the are shaken"oakland police believe the stray
bullet was from someone firing up into the sky at midnight to celebrate new years. they intend to find that person. sound from - anne e. kirkpatrick, chief of police, oakland "we will use shotspotter technology, and match the bullet if we can" oakland's chief of police has had enough of the gun violence in oakland. sound from - anne e. kirkpatrick, chief of police, oakland "enough is enough"in oakland gabe slate kron 4 news of killing newman police officer corporal ronil singh will appear in court today. gustavo arriaga was arrested
friday, two days after the shooting. prosecutors say he's expected to be arraigned on murder charges. police say arriaga, was in the country illegally and had previous arrests and gang affiliations. he was captured while planning to flee to mexico. ( robin ) in the south bay -- san jose mayor sam liccardo was hit by a car while riding his bike on new year's day. a spokesperson from the the mayor's office says liccardo was cycling on sierra road when he was hit by a car. the mayor was taken to the hospital and is a "bit banged up," but should be home in one or two days. liccardo's office says he's being kept at the hospital for observation. the mayor released a statement thanking the san jose police... fire station 19... and the regional medical center. he also joked: "fortunately, the doctors state -that all defects to the head were pre-existing conditions." ( robin ) a five-alarm fire broke out early tuesday morning in stockton. the fire started around 2-30 at an
abondoned youth center behind caesar chavez library. the buildiing is supposed to be empty.. but fire crews rescued two homeless people from inside. one firefighter was injured.. but he is expected to be okay. investigators say it will take some time to figure out what caused the fire. ( robin ) in the east bay... a family narrowly escaped a fire that damaged three buidlings near cambridge park. kron 4's alecia reid has the latest from concord. 'these families were home relaxing for new years day .... before having to run for their lives.pkgremnants of a house fire new years day ... just have other family members taking care of them3 buildings near cambridge park were left damaged after the explosion and fire. neighbor ivan isguerra captured some of it on his cell phone before running to safety.we heard an explosion then hissing then fire and flames. we grabbed our pets and got out. we
expected the worst but hoped for the best.inside one of the homes ... lived a family of 6. including 4 children ranging from ages 12 yrs old to 3 months.they were sad but the only thing they cared about was that their kids were okthe explosion started outside this single story duplex, near tires and a gas tank before spreading inside. then to a two - story apartment building nearby and an outhouse .... leaving a lot of structural damage. they had old tires, and since the tires started exploding and thats when they started smelling there was gas and all. that's when my uncle looked and it was already too late. the window was on fire. my little cousin's room all started getting on fire and then my uncle said run just run and they all ran out. standupeveryone escaped
without injury ... however the family of 6 is still looking for their cat that's still missing.reporting live from concord ... ar ... kron 4 news. (robin) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... p-g and e has released a statement on its role in the camp fire... but for some, it raised more questions than it answers. (robin) and then... we take a look at how the on-going shutdown is affecting people here in the bay area. (robin) but first... we'll take you to a vigil for oscar grant, a decade after he was shot and killed at fruitvale station. (robin) and here's a live look outside...at the san mateo bridge.
maureen kelly was at a vigil marking the 2009 killing... she talked with grant's mother about her son's legacy. it's been a decade since this cell phone video captured the scene at fruitvale station where a bart officer shot and killed the unarmed 22 year old hayward resident, oscar grant. the video was later used to convict that officer, who claimed he meant to use his taser instead of his gun.... of involuntary manslaughter.today at the annual vigil marking grant's killing...people held up signs reading i am oscar grant and black lives matter. grant's mother says her son's death helped spark a national conversation about social injustice. i think that oscar's death was the catalyst to wake up america. to let them know that we still as a people have a long way to go. i believe from oscars death it also brought to the forefront that there is still in justices going on in our hold those who wrongfully do things like oscar was killed, but we have to hold those accountable for their actions and the only
way they could be held accountable is if we bring it to the forefront. grant's daughter who was only 4 where her father was killed says events like today....help make his loss easier to bear. i mean it's sad because i don't have my father but it's also a good thing that i see a lot of people who support and come out take their time to be here for him grant's death triggered a number of police reforms within the bart police department...including the implemtation of body cameras and a policy meant to prevent racial profiling. now grant's family is trying to get bart to change the name of the station where he was killed to the fruitvale grant station and the street outside the stop oscar grant way. bart says stations can only be named by locations not after individuals but they are working with family in the commission of a mural outside the station to honor him. that mural is set to go up where you see the white paint behind me.oscars grants mother says she hopes of the mural will be complete in time for a gala being held in her sons honor on march 23 maureen kelly kron4 news
( robin ) the economic news is better for minimum wage workers here in the bay area. san francisco raised the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour last summer. now, as kron four's rob fladeboe reports, several other cities have done the same. nats (coffee service at philz coffee) luke fortin and his fellow barristas here at phil's coffee in downtown san jose say the pay raise from $13.50 to $15.00 bucks an hour, effective today, is welcome and long overdue.luke fortin/minimum wage worker "....i think for every dollar it means something like $2,000 dollars annually so that's a lot for someonelike me..."san jose is among nine bay area cities, including richmond and el cerrito, to raise the miniumum wage to at least $15 dollars. the others are palo alto, los altos, cupertino, santa clara, sunnyvale and mountain view.sam liccardo/san jose mayorthe minimum wage statewide increased to $11 dollars and hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $12 dollars for those with more than 25 workers. there
are concerns about those same workers getting fewer hours says philz manager nikko barerra.nikko barrera/manager- philz coffee "....we well definitely have to take a look at the schedule and maybe find some ways to cut back a little...."the pay raise might take a little pressure of the tip jar in terms of making ends meet but $15 bucks an hour is still nowhere near enough to pay the rent in silicon valley says phil's barrista tricia rodriguez tricia rodriguez/minimum wage workerrob fladeboe/san jose "....going forward, the san jose minimum wage will be automatically adjusted with annual cost of living increases based on the consumer price index. in san jose rob fladeboe mron4news
space exploration. rick damigea only way to stop this is for you to take your rightful place as king." "aquaman" continues to be king of the multiplex. the aquatic adventure won the new year's eve box office battle on ticket sales of ten-point-one million dollars. according to box office mojo, "aquaman" is now the third highest grossing movie globally in the d-c comics movie universe.here's a sneak peek at "happy death day two you." the follow up to the 20-17 hit horror-comedy drops heroine tree gelbman back into a time loop where she must defeat a masked killer, again. "happy death day two you" creeps into theaters on valentine's day.(nat music) queen guitarist and astrophysicist brian may has debuted a new song. "new horizons" features may on guitar and vocals and celebrates the space craft of the same name, which made a new year's day fly by of the kuiper (ky-per) belt object known as ultima thule (too-lee), the most distant object encountered by a space
checking in on your morning forecast. the second day of the new year is coming along with more pleasant weather as temperatures boost to comfortably cool highs in the 50's much like yesterday with calm winds continuing. skies will remain sunny before increasing cloud cover and rain looking likely into the weekend ahead.