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besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min
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from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive 1 ( darya ) teachers in oakland will be back in the classrooms today after reaching a deal with the school district to end the seven day teachers strike. members of the oakland education association voted to accept the contract from the school district. teachers
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lined up at the paramount theater to vote on the districts deal yesterday. the union and the district have been negotiating for the past two years. teachers were demanding higher wagers, smaller class sizes and more resources. here's a breakdown of what's inside the new contract. teacher's are getting an 11-percent salary increase.. with a 3-percent bonus. they will see lower class sizes...one student will be removed from each classroom. there will be more student support...which will reduce caseloads for counselors from a ratio of 600 students to one counsleor... to 500 students. the district is also pausing the closure of some scools. ( james ) breaking news we are following this morning... at least 23 people are dead following a series of tornados in alabama and georgia. this is video of just some of the damage in those two states. search and rescue efforts are happening right now... and aloffiin alabama say the
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detah toll is expected to rise. kaylee hartung has the latest. a series of deadly tornadoes ripping through alabama and georgia --leveling homes and causing catastrophic damage across both states.sheriff jay jones/ lee county sheriff's office:"houses completely destroyed. homes just basically slabs where once stood a home."the tornadoes are the deadliest in years -- with authorities telling reporters they expect the death toll to rise.the path of destruction tearing through lee county, alabama.officials say one tornado appears to have traveled for several miles on the ground in one communitydestroying nearly everything in a half-mile wide path and sending dozens of people to the hospital with very serious injuries.jeremy daniel norton/ alabama resident:"i wouldn't wish this on anybody. this just came on so quick and changed so many lives. i mean it's really
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sickening to watch." neighborhood after neighborhood in this georgia town leveled.roofs torn off the tops of houses.trees uprooted and blocking streets. cell phone towers knocked down. jeremy daniel norton/ alabama resident:"this whole area right here is pretty much just gone. looking out over this way which is mostly trees. it just looks like toothpicks broke all through there.this porch, the only thing still standing from this home. sheriff jay jones/ lee county sheriff's office:"the contents of one residences was located over a thousand yards away, so we got a very wide storm track that went through the area." families, gathering anything they could find in the rubble to take with them to safety. sheriff jay jones/ lee county sheriff's office:"these families have lost everything they have."in the midst of the chaos, some families -- reuniting with their pets -- "is that your baby?"and their loved ones.nats"that's a sweet reunion isn't it right there. granny's ok." ( james ) that was kaylee hartung reporting. president donald trump tweeted about the
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storms telling the people of alabama and georgia to be safe. ( james ) new this morning...police in pacifica are searching for answers after two people were found dead inside a home. officers found the bodies yesterday afternoon in the 11-hundred block of banyan way. right now, there are no suspects and police say there's no public safety concern. ( darya ) a memorial service is happening today for san francisco public defender jeff adachi. it will take place at 11 oclock- at city hall ... its open to the public. the 59-year old died last month, after dining with a friend in north beach. police say, they have ruled out foul play in the death. however, the public defender's office has asked the san francisco board of supervisors ... for a formal investigation into adachi's passing. ( darya ) in the east bay... four people were shot over the weekend inside a business in downtown oakland. the victims, two men and two women, were shot just after midnight sunday at a business in the 300 block of 14th street. a man has
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been arrested in connection with the shooting. police were not able to provide any additional information about what led to the shooting or the identity of the shooter. ( darya ) we're learning more about an assault that happened on the u-c berkley campus last month. authorities say, a man who is not a student at the university, passed through the open market place and got into an altercation with hayden williams. on friday, officers arrested zachary green who was caught on camera punching williams in the face. witnesses say the victim was out protesting actor jussie smollett, who is accused of staging a hate crime. u-c berkeley says neither williams or green are affiliated with the university. ( james ) happening today...city leaders in petaluma could approve the construction of a safeway gas station along a busy intersection. dozens of people walked along mcdowell boulevard yesterday speaking out against the project. if approve... the gas station would be built at the
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intersection of mcdowell and maria drive. people against the project say that's too close to the petaluma child development center and mcdowell elementary. they also worry that the new fuel station would increase traffic in the area.
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against five san mateo county deputies involved in a deadly tasing incident. back in october... 36-year-old chinedu okobi was tased 4 separate times... when a deputy attempted to stop him while he was walking on el camino real in the city of millbrae. he was later pronounced dead at the scene. the d-a's report revealed okobi was unarmed... was ánot under the influence of any drugs or alcohol... and hadn't been a suspect in any crimes. the d-a's office also said... okobi suffered from mental illness... and failed to submit to a lawful order to stop walking. ( darya ) the family's attorney is now preparing a civil claim against san mateo county sheriff's office. ( james ) in sacramento....stephon clark's family says their hearts are broken again. no charges will be filed against
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the police officers who fatally shot the man in 20-18. ( darya ) john lawrence has the story. protests this weekend in sacramento.....stevante clark/stephon clark's brother "i would like accountability. i want justice and accountability."the county's district attorney announced this weekend that no charges will be filed against the two police officers who fatally shot....stephon clark nearly a year ago.anne marie schubert/district attorney"was a crime committed? there's no question that a human being died. but when we look at the facts and the law. and we follow our ethical responsibilities the answer to that question is no."nat sound from police tapethe officers were responding to a vandalism call when they came across clark in his grandmother's backyard.clark, who was unarmed, was shot at least seven times.salena manni/stephon clark's fiance "my boys, aiden and cairo, have to grow up without their shooting stance and that.... "both officers had an honest and reasonable belief that they were in imminent danager of death of great bodily injury."sequette clark/clark's mother"they executed my son,
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they executed him in my mom's backyard and it is not right." the clark family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and is pushing for assembly bill 392 to be passed.it calls for changing police use-of-force policies and for officers to try to ease tensions before using lethal force.nat sound from protest"no justice, no peace. no killer police."i'm john lorinc reporting. ( james ) breaking news from overnight... the race for the field for the democratic presidentisal nomination is getting more crowded. former coloradr governor... john hickenlooper has jumped into the race. he released this video online announcing his candidacy. he is a former brewpub owner and denver mayor. hickenlooper is considered a more moderate candidate but he says he hopes that being teh governor of a swing state shows that he can unite the country. ( james ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news...
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the boyfriend of the woman killed in a landslide speaks out... as officials suspend their search for her. ( james ) and... a big push for california's high speed rail... as governor gavin newsom speaks out about the proposal. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. ♪ they say you should always listen to your heart.
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back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast. forecast. check of the forecast. besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid to upper 50's an tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to
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101 ( james ) governor gavin newsom says he is not giving up on california's high speed rail project. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala has the details. ((pkg)) "the irony is not lost on me"governor gavin newsom says the state is going to prove it's holding up its federal agreement for the high
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speed rail."in essence what i said only reinforced what we need to do legally under the grant which is focus on the central valley, the federal regulations require that focus."((nats--)) the governor spent friday morning reading to children at an elementary school in sacramento. he encouraged kids to never give up...later with reporters he made it clear he's not giving up on the rail project or its federal money... the governor confirmed the state is putting together a detailed response to the federal rail road administration to avoid losing 3.5 billion dollars for the project. the fra decided to cancel the money after the governor announced immediate plans for the project would only include a segment from bakersfield to modesto."that's why they'll see very well that what we're doing is consistent with the regulations and rules and that's why we decision we made going forward." newsom spent part of
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this week in washington d.c. he says he had conversations with the trump administration plan and agreement. "iatwaou ha focus on the central valley. that's what we're doing, we're doubling down on that, and that's why i'm sort of perplexed by the administration's response and that's why i think it's purely political."that recent visit to d.c. didn't change the governor's mind about president trump. he maintains he thinks the administration is bullying california, citing the states dozens of lawsuits against the federal government. tag. ( darya ) four your money this morning... facebook commissioned a study that shows people don't trust the internet. and a plan to reign in teen vaping could be coming soon. jane king is live at the nasdaq with those stories and more ( jane )good morning cigarettes may be coming it har their hands on widely
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appealing vape flavors was presented to the white house. the policy also planned to enforce age restrictions for online sales.more than half of people are not confident about their privacy online.that's according to a study done by facebook.the inclusive internet index shows people are revealing less about themselves online, which could be bad news for firms like facebook that rely on data to target advertising.amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stores.the wall street journal says the move that would expand the retail and technology giant's grocery footprint beyond its whole foods market chain.the first of these stores will open in los angeles as early as the end of 2019.several hollywood insiders are speaking out against a reported plan by steve spielberg to block netflix films from academy awards consideration.he is arguing films that debut on streaming services or get a short al run should qualify according to indie wire.but others say the platform should be irrelevent and that the quality of the
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film is what's important.live from the nasdaq marketsite, i'm j ane king back to you ( darya ) thanks jane ( james ) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... more problems at the salesforce tower... as crews investigate cracked windows. ( james ) and a pair of sisters learn to survive in the woods... after getting lost for two days. find out how far away they were from home. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge lowe's knows you'll do it right,
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morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week. (robin) no major hot spots. bay the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) ( james ) the two young sisters from northern california that went missing on friday have been found alive... humboldt county sheriff deputies say 8- year old leia carrico and 5- year old caroline carrico spent nearly 44 hours in the forest. the girls were last seen friday at their home and somehow ended up nearly 2 miles away. they were found "safe and sound" on sunday morning by a fire captain and firefighter who followed the girls' boot tracks. ( james ) although the girls were
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dehydrated and cold, they were not hurt and they were in good spirits. the sheriff says the girls were trained in outdoor survival through their local 4-h club and authorities believe that helped them. ( james ) acoming up after the break.... assistance for people in guernville... as they prepare for more potential rain this week.
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(darya)(james) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before
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increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101
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oakland will be back in the classrooms today after reaching a deal with the school district to end the seven day teachers strike. members of the oakland education association voted to accept the contract from the school district. teachers lined up at the paramount theater to vote on the districts deal yesterday. the union and the district have been negotiating for the past two years. teachers were demanding higher wagers, smaller class sizes and more resources. after the marathon negotiations with the district, the education association announced the teachers won everything they demanded. ( james ) oakland unified school district superintendent -kyla johnson trammell released a statement on the end of the strike. it reads in part: "my hope is that this new contract demonstrates our commitment to recruiting and keeping the best teachers in oakland. we know that not all members were fully supportive of the contract terms. i understand the sense of
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urgency to fix all of our long-standing fiscal and systems issues, but the reality is that it will take a few years to stabilize the district. ( darya ) breaking overnight...at least 23 people are dead after several tornadoes ripped through alabama and georgia sunday. this appears to be the deadliest day for tornadoes in the state since 20-11. lee county sheriff jay jones says it appears "as if someone had taken a blade and just scraped the ground." several homes were damaged by the storm and agencies are helping with the search for people trapped inside the rubble.
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the body of kyra scarlet. investigators say kyra, her friend and her dog were trying to avoid the high tide when the landslide occured. the two and the dog were trapped in the mud. her friend and dog were saved but kyra was never found. ( james ) officials believe kyra's body was likely swept out to sea by the high tide. ( darya ) cracks have been discovered in the windows of- the salesforce tower. two pieces of interior glass have cracked... one on the 12th floor the other on the 14th. bill strawn with the san francisco department of building inspection says a reporter notified the city about the crack. in a statement the building owner says they acted immediately to
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determine the cause of the cracked windows and to took preventative steps. a building inspector has now been briefed by the property owner but the city is not conducting its own investigation. ( darya ) becuase these were interior pieces of glass, there's no concern for anything falling on the sidewalk. both pieces of glass are expected to be replaced sometime this month. ( james ) another big story we are following this morning... the cleanup efforts following the massive floods in guernevill. here you can see the difference in water levels... after the russian river crested. families in the tight-nit
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community are still assessing the damage. kron four's philippe djegal takes a look at how people are starting to pick up the pieces. (philippe)lauren cabitac/nats- "here's the waterline. so, this is the highest point it got here." lauren cabitac and her husband walter, rode the storms out in their home along highway 116... watching thruriver rising and eventually stream into their house. the damage is significant. the lower part of the home will have to be completed remodled. the house, like so many others in guerneville also yellow-tagged. the home won't really be considered safe until the sheetrock downstairs is removed... and, the electrical panel submerged in flood waters drys out.lauren cabitac/homeowner- "i don't really know, but i bet there's probably at least 50 or 60-thousand in damage."
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so far, the county has assessed the damage up here at 155-million dollars. impacting 19-hundred homes -- most of them severely damaged... and, 578 businesses.nats- "can we give you a cleaning kit today? oh my god, that would be so awesome. excellent -- i'll pass that through." throughout the day, the american red cross passing out cleaning kits... including bleach and gloves, to neighbors like the cabitac's disinfecting their homes. the county also making large garbage bins available to people needing a place to throw away destroyed furniture and other trash. piles of debris lined up along the highway, becoming an all too familiar sight. and, the oddity of people having to powerwash the interiors of their space.lauren cabitac/homeowner- "it's the price you pay for living in paradise, and we appreciated everyday." the cabitac's also appreciate the love and support they've received from friends and family... keeping them company during the beginning stages of what may be a long journey back to square one. in guerneville, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( james ) in our next hour...southwest airlines announces when you can begin to fly to hawaii..and for how much. we've got those details coming up at 8 o'clock.
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( james ) and after the break... a man goes to great lengths after being trapped in the snow... find out what he was forced to eat to survive. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast. < ella: i'm ella sogomonian - we've been telling you a lot about kron-on.. the bay area's only commercial free streaming news service... but the kron on app gives you a lot more than just live local breaking news around the clock. it also gives you on-demand access to the kron 4 archives... that includes people behaving badly. plus - all the in-depth award winning bay area documentaries produced by kron 4.. and if you've ever wondered what's it is like to work in a
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besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week. ( james ) an oregon man is thanking rescuers and taco bell after he and his dog survived being stranded in the snow for five days. jeremy taylor says his s-u-v got stuck in snow last sunday...he says he fell asleep and woke up the following day to even more snow.. taylor says he tried to walk but the snow was too deep..so he and the dog returned to the car. over the next few days he told
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authorities that he stayed warm by periodically starting his vehicle and using taco sauce packets as food. taylor was rescued friday after he was spotted by a snowmobile rider. ( darya ) coming up on the kron 4 morning buzz... our wounded warriors are back from battle.. klay is amoung thee casualties... sketchers tries to capitalize on nike's achilles heel.. but would kd where kim k's kicks? plus d- wade's embarassing unboxing video.
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plan your financial life with prudential. bring your challenges. ( james )( darya ) welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. let's get a check of the forecast.forecast. besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highs will boost into the mid
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to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions leading into the latter part of the week.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya )( darya ) the warriors are back home licking their wounds after a 4 game road trip.. one of ose
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wounds.. is klay thompson's knee... he banged it in . so he didn't play in philly saturday night against the 76ers. he's getting an mri to see how bad it is. the game came down to the wire before the warriors managed to win by 3 points. 120-117. but apparently these two teams are still competing... for andrew bogut.the warriors are talking about bringing the big man back from australia where he's been playing great. he left golden state in 2017 and went to the outback after a year with the lakers. as for the lakers.. their top dog, snoop... says the team is so bleeping bad that he will sell his bleeping box seats to a fan for 5 bucks and that's a quote: we don't know if he's so bleeping disgusted that he's
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ready to "pimp his ride".. but snoop's probably been keeping his custom chevy in the garage. maybe kobe will buy it. ( darya )when you buy something the unboxing videos are always fun.. unless you're afraid of what's in the box. check out d-wade doing the mysery box challenge.. (dar and james talk)mystery box challenge. little pig little pig let me in. fear of the unknown... it's a tea cup pig! a tea cup pig! unknown... it's fear of the let me in. little pig little pig challenge. little pig little pig challenge. mystery box talk) (dar and james (dar and james talk)mystery box challenge. little pig little pig let me in. fear of the unknown... it's a tea cup pig!
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one man's weakness is anothers opportunity. on the heels of nike's embarassing shoe blow out on duke star zion williamson.sketchers came out with a new insta-add: "just blew it." we won't split on you.cute bute seriously.. what nba player would be caught dead wearing kicks made famous by the kardashians?i can see it now: the curry kardashians 3's.. the kim-k-kd's??? probably not. but it's fun to ponder. and that's the buzz.
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even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors. secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com. ( james ) at the weekend box office, tyler perry's last turn as "madea" went up against the last installment in a beloved animated series. who won? here's david daniel with the top five. the first weekend after it won
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the oscar for best picture, "green book" made four-point- seven million dollars, rising to fifth place. "the lego movie two: the second part" dropped a spot to number four, collecting six-point-six million. "alita: battle angel" fell from second to third on ticket sales of seven-million dollars."baby, why he smiling? you put the smile on his face?" "he seemed like he was a happy man.""a madea family funeral" debuted in second place with 27-million dollars -- better than expected, but not quite enough to dethrone the champ. "shh..." (nat-dragon)"uh oh." "how to train your dragon: the hidden world" is still hot! the animated threequel made 30-million dollars, for first place and a 10-day domestic total of 98-million. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( james ) coming up coming up on the kron 4 morning news...teachers in oakland vote to end a strike....we've got a breakdown of their new contract. ( james ) plus, devastating tornadoes rip
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through alabama...and officials expect the death toll to rise. (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (james) james adlib (james) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) (áábreakáá) (áábreakáá)(ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) (darya) good morning i'm
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darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... besides a few sprinkles this morning skies will remain dry through the day today with increasingly clear conditions into the afternoon. daytime highwill boost into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's for parts of the east bay. tomorrow into wednesday rainfall returns with heavy rain at times before increasingly dry conditions
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leading into the latter part no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( darya )

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