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(robin) more rain is moving across the bay area.... here's a look at radar. good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im robin winston.lets start this morning with a check on weather and traffic. (robin) good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 4 morning news.im robin winston.lets start this
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morning with a check on weather and traffic. showers back today with south bay rainfall possible this morning but much of the bay area seeing rainfall boosting later into the day. showers will increase tonight with the heaviest of rainfall early tomorrow through sunrise. showers will taper later in the week with the driest of days being thursday and friday.
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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. richmond bridge
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drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. (robin) in the north bay... after devastating flooding in guerneville... flood victims say, they are now concerned about toxic waste. kron 4's j.r.
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stone is following this story. chairs, bureaus, tables...you name it, you can probably see it in this pile of ruined debris in guerneville. items molded in some cases and destroyed in other cases by the recent flooding. items, that could be toxic, just sitting on the streets.sot my fear is that we're forgotten about....tears of frustration and hopelessness.some residents living in these areas were told by recology workers that they wouldn't be coming back to clean up additional items. saying that it would be the residents job to get it hauled away.sot kind of a toxic situation and they need to get this stuff off of the streets and out of the way. federal emergency disaster relief has not been ordered even though it was granted in past floods that were not statistically as devastating. sonoma county supervisor lynda
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hopkins says there is a plan in place. if you are unable to clear your debris you can go to the local assistance center in guerneville on main street. there are now two volunteer groups hauling away personal items. jennifer otten says the longer these items sit the more of an impact this will have on the area.sot it's gonna ruin mother nature, take the shine off a beautiful town where people vacation....we oc: want those people to come back. (robin) that was j-r stone reporting. the supervisor again says that everyone is welcome to come to the local assistance center in guerneville. she's also says more state dollars would only help government entitites in situations like this... and that the feds are the ones with the power to help people. (robin) now to the big
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story this morning... students in oakland... pleaded with the school board ... to invest money to support their education. but instead... the board members decided to make massive cuts to the budget. this decision comes after the teachers voted in favor of their new contract over the weekend. yesterday during a three- hour board meeting... the oakland unified school district board voted 4 - 3 ... to make close to 22- million dollars in cuts... to next school year's budget. dozens of students, teachers and members of the community expressed disappointment and even anger at the board for its plan. but, the teachers union defends the decision. (robin) library programs,
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foster care case managers, african american male acheievement, and restorative justice .... are all among the programs slated to be cut. everyone is now hoping the governor's office steps in... and provides more funding, so at least some of the programs on the chopping block.. can be saved. (robin) many oakland parents say their kids are happy to be back at school... now that the teachers' strike is over. but some acknowledge... there is still work to do. kron 4's michelle kingston talked with parents outside redwood heights elementary school... about the deal that ended the strike. michelle kingston, mkingstonnews"the sign behind me says 'we love our teachers,' and that's exactly how parents and students feel here at redwood heights elementary school. they are happy that the strike is over but they say the deal may not be enough."bethany fitelson, oakland"we are really happy the strike is over. we are really glad that it happened and think it was the right thing. i feel like there's a lot of momentum and support
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for schools and teachers, a lot of messages being sent, but the whole city rallied around better schools and better experiences for our students and teachers."emalee murphy, oakland"i am very proud of oakland and i hope the teachers around the country continue their efforts."after a week long strike ... students are back to class at all 86 oakland schools ...teachers voted sunday to ratify their contract deal with the district ending the seven day strike.the oakland education association says union members voted to approve the agreement -- increasing teachers salaries.samantha uzegbu, oakland"i think the teachers still deserve better and the fight is not over but the community really came together to show support of the teachers and our students and we are going to keep on pushing for change."parents at redwood heights elementary say they had days during the strike with no students crossing the picket line -- parents stepping up to feed the teachers -- and educating students while they were out of class. parents here say their children were thrilled to get back to school on monday -- back to their
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friends and their beloved teachers.bethany fitelson, oakland"we are very glad it's over but alsrealize that not everything that we wanted to accomplish was accomplished and so there's still work to do and there's still fighting for the schools that our kids deserve and our teachers deserve."in oakland michelle kingston kron 4 news (robin) coming up on the kron-4 morning news... friends, family and colleagues remember public defender jeff adachi in a memorial service. (robin) and we're continuing to track the rain... here's a look at radar. (robin) this morning we
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are hearing tremendous stories of survival and even heartbreak after a deadly tornado outbreak. 23 people were killed in alabama....one of the twisters was an e-f 4 storm that brought 170 mile per hour winds. its the deadliest storm u-s tornado since 2013. kristen holmes has more on recovery efforts.
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declaration asking president trump for immediate assistance here in lee county where the search and rescue mission continues."powerful tornadoes flattened homes -- decimated neighborhoods -- and killed entire families.gov. kay ivey / -r- alabama: "we lost children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends."an e-f-4 tornado an e-f-4 tornado targeting lee county, alabama packed winds of 170 miles per hourand left a trail of destruction almost a mile wide mayor f.l. "bubba" copeland / smiths station, alabama: "trailer homes were turned upside down with the wheels where the roof should be, trees cut off at about 15 feet in the air. unbelievable devastation."among those killed is taylor thornton -- a fourth grader -- described as an extremely happy child.and the youngest victim -- armando hernandez.the six year old known as aj was loved by everyone-nats-for days -- forecasters predicted possible
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high tornado activity.jessica chandle / boyfriend survived tornadoes: "i had heard there was thunderstorms coming and possible tornadoes, but i didn't know the extent of it" on sunday -- the national weather service gave about eight to nine minutes of warning before the deadly tornado touched down.jessica chandle / boyfriend survived tornadoes: "he had just enough time to dive to the couch which the couch was just about a foot away from the screen door and he just held onto the couch for dear life."now a desperate search -- in the hopes of finding survivors.but crews warn -- with a storm this massive -- the death toll is likely to rise.gov. kay ivey / -r- alabama: "each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamians."kristen holmes / lee county, al: "and where we are standing right now, this used to be a mobile home behind me. the woman that you heard talking about someone diving for a couch and holding on for dear life, that was her boyfriend. and that was a really heart-wrenching story about how she just narrowly missed this tornado by taking her children to the grocery store. we do want to note that her boyfriend who was here who did hold onto that couch survived. he was in the hospital. but when you see
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the destruction like this behind me, it is no wonder that so many people here in this area are thankful to just be alive. reporting from lee county, alabama, i'm kristen holmes, now back to you."> (robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. showers back today with south bay rainfall possible this morning but much of the bay area seeing rainfall boosting later into the day. showers will increase tonight with the heaviest of rainfall early tomorrow through sunrise. showers will taper later in the week with the driest of days being thursday and friday.
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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. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101. (robin) san francisco city
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leaders ... including mayor london breed and former mayor willie brown ... paid final respects to jeff adachi yesterday. adachi died unexpectedly on february 22nd.. he had served as the city's public defender since 2002. those who spoke at the service all agreed... he was a man dedicated to his work. adachi died from what investigators believe was a heart attack in a telegraph hill apartment. he was 59 years old. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the golden gate bridge. dry right now but rain is moving in. john shrable tarcking the hollywood minute is coming up after the break.
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welcome back to the kron four morning news. i'm tracking your entertainment headlines today... movie and music news now -- here's david daniel with the hollywood minute. "she's young, supple..." "she'll be my greatest victory.""you don't stand a chance.""care to make a wager on that?"it's been 20 years since the seduction and betrayal of "dangerous liaisons" hit the new york prep school set in "cruel intentions." now the romantic drama starring sarah michelle gellar, ryan phillippe, and reese witherspoon is returning to theaters for one week, beginning march 22nd, to
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celebrate its 20th anniversary. (nat)some people can't afford to retire -- kanye west isn't allowed! according to the hollywood reporter, west's contract with e-m-i states "at no time... will you seek to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any extended hiatus." west is suing e-m-i to get out of the deal... the contract language was revealed as part of the lawsuit. (nat-electricity)"that's crazy, right?""what are your superpowers?""superpowers? dude, i don't even know how to pee in this thing!"billy batson figures out his super-hero skills in the latest trailer for "shazam!" zachary levi plays the teenager turned costumed hero in the tongue-in-cheek comic book movie, which zooms into theaters april fifth. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. (robin) and we're continuing to track the rain... here's a look at radar. (robin) welcome back.
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checking in on your morning forecast.

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