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tv   KRON 4 News at 530  KRON  February 28, 2019 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

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businesses. today-- governor gavin newsom declared a state of emergency due to the russian river flooding. the flood waters in sonoma county have started to recede. but the russian river isn't expected to drop below flood stage until early tomorrow morning. people who did not evacuate have been stuck-- and for the most part - the only way out of guerneville has been by boat. but earlier this morning-- kron 4's sara stinson encountered a driver who went around the road blocks and átried to drive through the high water. (grant)
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(grant) the people inside that car are now safe. as many as three-thousand
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structures have been damaged in the flood, and many people don't know the condition of their homes. officials hope residents can return home by tomorrow afternoon. keep it tuned to kron-4 as we continue to follow this developing story. (vicki) a winter storm warning that has been in effect for four days in the sierra-- has finally expired. this is a live picture from interstate 80 at donner lake-- which is back open tonight. up to five feet of new snow fell in the last three days around lake tahoe. and all of this-- before another storm moves into the area. (grant) we want to get an update on the roads now-- if you plan on heading up to tahoe this weekend and hitting the sloes. joining us live on the phone is officer pete mann with the truckee c-h-p..
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a winter storm warning that has been in effect for four days in the sierra nevada has finally expired and u.s. interstate 80 has reopened but the relief from the winter weather will be short-lived. the warning that had been in place since monday expired at 4 a.m. thursday.up to 5 feet of new snow fell the last three days in the mountains around lake tahoe where more than 40 feet has fallen this winter, 20 feet in february alone.the national weather service forecasts windy but clear conditions thursday and friday. another storm should make its way into the region saturday with snow possible on the valley floors around reno and carson city.the heaviest snowfall is expected in the mountains south of lake tahoe and west of the
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california-nevada line. alifornia is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago.the u.s. drought monitor reports thursday that more than 87 percent of california is free of drought conditions or unusual dryness and just over 2 percent remains in the drought category.state water resources officials say the vital sierra nevada snowpack is now at 153 percent of average to date.a measurement taken thursday at phillips station near sierra-at-tahoe found 113 inches of snow depth compared to just 13= inches (34.2 centimeters) a year ago. the sierra snowpack supplies about 30 percent of california's water when it melts in spring and summer. forecasters expect stormy weather to continue.
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(anchor) checking in now with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you can see the next storm coming our way. most of friday will be
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dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday.
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(grant) coming up... a lawsuit against the vallejo police department. what a family is demanding... after a local rapper was shot 25 times by officers.
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there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. a big story we are
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following... the family of a bay area rapper who was shot and killed by officers-- has filed a lawsuit against the vallejo police department. 20-year-old willie mccoy was killed outside a taco bell drive-thru on admiral callaghan lane earlier this month. civil rights attorney john burris is demanding body camera video be released. he says mccoy was shot 25 times after being startled awake by police. officers say mccoy suddenly began to move and reached for the handgun on his lap. the police department has not yet responded to the lawsuit. (vicki) still ahead... more and more bay area homeowners.... are leaving
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california.. we take a look at why it is happening and where people are
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more and more bay area homeowners and retirees are taking their hard-earned equity and migrating out-of-state. (grant) kron4's rob fladeboe explains why it's happening and where they are going. whether it's traffic, the lack of affordable housing, high taxes or all of the above, a
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growing number of bay area home owners are cashing in and moving out. they are trying to escape the high cost living here says windemere silicon valley president myron von raesfeld.myron von raesfeld/windemere silicon valley"...that quality of life that was once prevalent here in the bay area for everybody has slowly over time has passed up the lower and middle class people and pushed them out..."von raesfeld has found a nichhe, advising people who are moving on. he recently helped the owners of this 40-year old bungalow in santa clara re-locate to texas where they bought this brand new home about 40 miles outside of austin. i spoke with michelle and michael rakow via skype. michelle & michael rakow/moved to texas"....we wound up
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selling out and taking the money and paying off the house and buying somethingelse where the cost of living is much less expensive..."(full sceen graphics)a new study by redfin shows about 24-percent of on- line searches in the bay area are looking for a home out of state. among the most popular destinations are sacramento, portland, seattle, austin and other places with strong economies and lower home prices.myron von raesfeld/windemere siliconvalley"....there are a lot of places elsewhere that are a lot like silicon valley that have the same opportunities we had here at one time that cost a wholelot less to live in..."von raesfeld says twelve consecutive clients have all moved out of state. he just sold his brother's santa clara home. don and jocyline von raesfeld are headed for anthem, arizona.don von raesfeld/moving to arizona "....the ecomomics are such that we can ll our house for a good price and pay off the house and the capitol gains and move to arizona and purchase a house for cash..." jocyline von raesfeld"....it's going to be us two retired and having the best daus of our lives..."with the median-priced home in the 9- county region at $775,000 dollars and over a million dollars in san jose, joint venture silicon valley found that slightly more people are moving out than moving in.
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michael rakow/moved to texas "....i love it here, the people here are like a breath of fresh air..."the rakows sold their small but cozy 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 12-hundred sqare foot home here on murguia avenue for $1- million-$265-thousand-dollars. their new home is a 5-bedroom, 3 and a half bath, 28-hundred square foot home on a quarter acre with a creek out back. they paid a mere $230,000 dollars. there are no traffic jams and gas is under $2 bucks a gallon.michellerakow"....it just equates to less stress and more time to do the things we want to do..."myron von raesfeld/windemere silicon valley"....you'd be surprised what you see out there. you can find a place that's almost as good as the bay area but with a better quality of life that you might be looking for in your later years in life..." in santa clara rob fladeboe kron4news (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge. (anchor) time now to
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check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a dry day for the bay area but the flooding conitnues along the russian river. flood waters are expected to recede below flood stage by tomorrow morning. there are only a few showers showing up on doppler radar around the state. we will see mostly cloudy skies tonight but it should stay dry. on the satellite you can see the next storm coming our way. most of friday will be dry but rain will return late night. highs tomorrow will be in the 50s to low 60s. rain will be heavy early saturday morning before turning to showers in the afternoon. we could see a few lingering showers on sunday. more rain is forecast for next tuesday and wednesday.
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drive a hyundai or kia. more than half a million cars and s-u-v's are being recalled because the engine could catch fire. hundai and kia says
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there have been several reports of fires across the country. the cars being recalled include the kia souls from 2012 through 2016, the huyndai tuscon from 20-11 to 20-13, and the kia sportage s-u-v's from 20-11 and 20-12. u-s saftey regulators have been investigating hyundai and kia engine failures since may of 2016. for more information on this recall-- go to our website at kron-4 dot com. (vicki) next on kron4 news at 5... we're getting a taste of mexico here in san francisco... but it's not in the mission district. the popular spot with more than your traditional burritos... [music playing] (sashimi) psst. hey, you!
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the one with the designer dog collar. wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look". with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever.
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get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me? (grant) when you think of great mexican food in san francisco - the city's mission district comes to mind. (vicki) but tonight on dine and dish - i take you to the presidio for a taste of mexico. feast our eyes on this ... pescado a la veracruzana might be surprised. "wow! this is mexican? i thought it ws burritos and tacos, no it's something else for sure." welcome to arguello restaurant at the historic presidio officers club. inspired by renowned chef traci des jardin the chef de cuisine is jose alvarez. he's whipping up special dishes for taste of mexico. it's a
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monthly series that gives you a chance to explore mexico's many cuisines. right now it's vera cruz... next month - it's oaxaca. and craft cocktails created to is named for the commander who 1822... while you're here for a taste of mexico you can soak up the history and the cultural heritage of the presidio too. (vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant)at 5.(grant) ken wayne and pam moore
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are here with kron 4 news at six. (ken)thanks grant and vicki. thanks grant and vicki.tonight at 6.... (ken)tonight at 6.... and vicki.thanks grant and vicki.tonight at 6.... (ken) the flood waters are receeding... but it's still not safe to return home.coming up at 6... we'll show you the rescue efforts underway today for people still trapped in flooded north bay areas. (pam) and a police chase ends with a crash into an east bay marijuana dispensary.we'll tell you why the people inside this car ... decided to run from the law. (pam) also, for the first time... p-g&e acknowledging.. its equipment may have ignited the deadly 'camp fire'. more on what the utility is saying tonight ... coming up on the kron4 news at 6. the most precious things i
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have left are my memories tonight survivors of the russian river disaster cope with the loss of their homes, cars and possessions.shocked it was surreal as the floodwaters recede, the massive cleanup beginsgo get the gloves ... start pickin stiff up
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(ken) the governor also declaring a state of emergency after the flooding. thank you for joining us. im ken wayne.(pam) and i'm pam moore. the river is expected to fall below flood stage tomorrow morning... but until then, thousands of people are waiting to return home. kron 4's dan thorn is live in forestville tonight with the latest... dan?

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