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on the chopping block as the district makes massive budget cuts. another storm is hitting the bay area. here's a look at radar. ill have your full forecast coming up. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of 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.
( darya ) in the south bay... police are warning about a spike in burglaries in milpitas-- since the beginning of this year...( james ) the majority of these auto burglaries happened in the parking lots of shopping centers. kron 4's will tran is joining us now live with what you need to know. ( james ) thanks will.
( darya ) a big story this morning. the oakland school district is cutting nearly 22- million dollars from next years budget ... to increase teachers pay. this decision to make massive cuts comes after the teachers voted in favor of their new contract over the weekend. the cuts were strongly opposed by dozens of students and community members who attended a three-hour public hearing ... as a lot of programs would be cut from school curriculums. but ultimately ... the teachers union defends the decision.
brown, union president: "there will be more investment in student support and smaller class sizes.">( darya ) teachers and students hope the governor's office steps in and provides the district more money ... so at least some of the programs on the chopping block can be saved. although students are back in class at all 86 oakland schools ... many oakland parents say the deal is not enough ... and that there is still work to do to support teachers.( darya ) parents also say their
children are thrilled to be back at school with their friends and their teachers. ( james ) in the east bay... police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a dirt trail near the arroyo creek... in livermore. police are treating the death as suspicious. the body was found just before 8oclock yesterday morning... where he was lying in shrubbery off the trail. the body has not been identied yet. ( james )( james ) richmond police say a group of men were arguing outside hilltop mall before shots were fired last night. the mall closed early following the shooting that happened just before 6. when officers arrived at the mall they could not find any victims, but they did see a trail of blood. the victim took himself to the hospital with a single gunshot wound that was non-life threatening. ( james ) on the peninsula... police in south francisco are
investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old in the hospital. yesterdy... police say they responded to reports of a shooting on magnolia avenue in south san francisco. the initial investigation showed the 17- year-old was shot by an unknown suspect as he was standing near a parked car.. the suspect immediately took off... no description so far. the victim has non-life threatening injuries. in san francisco ... a special reunion between a recovering drug addict and the police officer who saved his life. kron4's maureen kelly talked the man ... who took to the internet to express his gratitude. how you doing man...good to see you.today officer rob gilson gives a hug to thomas wolf.....a year ago he would be more likely putting him in handcuffs..here's wolf's mug shot that was sent out in a tweet by the tenderloin police station....after he was arrestd for drug possession....and then re- arrested five times for violating the court order barring him from the block of golden gate avenue where he says would buy drugs. wolf says his addiction started after being prescribed the painkiller oxycodone following
surgery.... i blew through my bank account it melted like snow in june then the former social worker and married father of two turned to heroin ...he says he lost his job and and became estranged from his family because of his addiction but he still could't stop. the last time at officer gilson arrested me he pulled me aside and he said look i don't know what you're going through i don't know if you're going through a midlife crisis or what you're skinny your dirty and you're high on drugs go get some help and get back to your family those were his exact words and i teared up i remember he was right i knew after his last arrest....he was bailed out by his brother on the condition that he enter rehab. after graduating from the salvation army's rehabiltation program wolf answered that tweet...thanking both salvation army and his arresting officer for helping save his life.because at the end when i was at my worst i was starting to use fennel what you heard is really deadly and i actually saw a couple guys od and die on the street because of the drug i can honestly tell you that if i sit out there i'll be in the graveofficer gilson says it's good to see the man he sent to jail so many times turn his life around.we're trying to help people, i think we're certainly fighting an uphill battle but to make an impact on people's lives like we did with tom makes it all worth it wolf says he is now trying to find a job.....and is in counseling with the goal of reconciling with his family. maureen kelly kron4 news. ( darya ) still ahead ... after
devastating flooding in guerneville... victims say they are now concerned about toxic waste. ( darya ) plus ... protests lead to dozens of arrests in sacramento ... after no charges were filed against officers in the shooting death of stephon clark. ( darya ) still ahead on the kron 4 morning news...clean up is underway after deadly tornadoes ripped through alabama and georgia.
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is set to slam into the sierra. here is a look at i-80. roads are bracing for snow ... and drivers should expect closures. a winter storm warning is now in effect and anywhere from one- to three- feet of new snow is possible in the upper elevations of the mountains. the storm warning runs through tomorrow night. (darya)(james)( john ) welcome back. lets get a check of weather and traffic this morning. showers back today with south bay rainfall possible this morning but much of the bay 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.
u-s in 6 years. 23 people were killed in lee county.( darya ) the death toll could rise as search teams make their way into new areas. camila bernal has the latest on the recovery efforts. the search teams will go out this morning despite the freeze warning here issued here in lee county.and those search teams will encounter a lot worse than what you see here behind me.this is just a small portion of the evidence of those 170 mile per hour winds.the home that once stood there is now gone, you can see the cars hidden beneath the trees, a car seat and just belongings scattered all over the place.authorities say the path of the twister is is about 24 miles long and it could be longer because that tornado went into the state of georgia, authorities there are still assessinganother day of desperate searching -- after the deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly six years leveled parts of lee county, alabama. brooke mccoy/survivor/wsb: words cannot explain how bad it isofficials say one of the
tornadoes - an e-f-4 -- packed winds of up to 170 miles per hour.governor kay ivey/alabama: we lost children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends.we're learning more about the victims...among those killed... children.friends and family described taylor thornton - a fourth grader -- as a very happy child.the youngest victim -- armando hernandez.the six year old known as a-j was loved by everyonebrittany stiles/survivor/wsb: growing up with these people, and knowing that theyre gone now, its heartbreaking.officials warn the death toll could rise - as they continue the painstaking task of combing through the rubble.there are also incredible stories of survival --the tatum family watched as the tornado ripped past their farm.myles tatum / storm victim/wbma: 'the lord protected us. that's all there was to it.some were seriously hurt-- though thankful their lives were sparedjessica chandle/ boyfriend seriously injured: "he has a fractured leg. his ribs are broken. he has puncture wounds, cuts, bruises. he's really sore. i mean he got out of the hospital last night. we're thankful he's alive.and by our count of the almost 80 people taken to the hospital due to injuries related to this storm
about 10 remain in the hospital.so good news there. members of this community just coming together to support those victims and those that lost loved ones.reporting in lee county, i'm camila bernal. ( james ) coming up ... an oakland assemblyman wants to give students another year of free community college. we'll have the details on his new proposal. ( james ) also - majoring in marijuana. an increasing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum ( james ) and as we head
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( james ) a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum ... to prepare graduates for careers in cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb. experts agree that experts agree that there is a demand for careers in cannabis. they range from greenhouse and dispendsary operators ... to edible product developers and quality assurance lab directors. even in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal ... some colleges like northern michigan university ... have launched cannabis studies programs. here in
the bay area ... city college of san francisco has a class based on the history and ethics of cannabis. u-c davis has a curriculum based on health impacts of the plant. ( james ) as we head to break...here's a look at radar as rain moves into the bay area john will have a look at john will have a look at john will have a look at today's forecast. a spike in car burglaries on the peninsula. im standing by with the details in a live report. (ácommercialá) (ácommercialá)
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here's a look at radar. (james)(darya) lets start the half hour with a check of 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.
( james ) in the north bay... after devastating flooding in guerneville... flood victims say, they are now concerned about toxic waste. kron 4's j.r. 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 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.
( darya ) in the south bay... police are warning about a spike in burglaries in milpitas-- since the beginning of this year...( james ) the majority of these auto burglaries happened in the parking lots of shopping centers. kron 4's will tran is joining us now live with what you need to know. ( will ) if you're shopping in milpitas make sure you don't leave valuables sitting on your car seatssince the beginning of the year the city has seen an explosion of car burglaries ... most of them in areas many think are safe here's the breaking downsince the beginning of the year there have been 145 car burglaries.... 88 of them happened in january alone 55
of them last monththese are the hot spots... mccarthy ranch... the great mall... milpitas square and ulferts centerpolice don't know exactly why there has been an increase in car burglaries but say they are increasing patrols in those areas ( james ) thanks will. thanks will. ( james ) ( james ) thanks will. ( james ) in the east
bay...police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted on the u-c berkeley campus. it happened sunday morning near stephens hall. police say the victim knows the male suspect. his identity was not released. the victim and the suspect are not affiliated with the university. ( darya ) san francisco mayor london breed is proposing a new waterfront housing location for part of her 1-thousand bed homeless shelter plan. breed proposed a new 200-bed "safe" navigation site at seawall lot 330. that location is on the embarcadero across the street from piers 30 to 32. the site would provide temporary housing for unsheltered city residents. breed says the city has opened 212 new beds so far this year, and are on track to add 500 total new beds by this summer. this site would be the mayor's first "safe" navigation center ... and would allow guests to bring
their partners, pets and belongings with them ... while putting them on the path to a more permanent housing solution. ( darya ) an oakland lawmaker wants to extend free community college for first time students. in 2017, governor brown signed a bill that gave new students their first year of community college free. many other states offer two years for free ... and assemblyman rob bonta is proposing a bill that would give students in california the same ... two years of free community college. it would allow students to get their associates degree without going into debt.
early stages and there will be a hearing in two weeks. if passed - it would take effect in january of next year. ( james ) dozens of people were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the shooting death of stephon clark. the protests happened last night. authorities say more than 80 people were taken into custody ... most of the arrests were for unlaul assembly. this comes after the d-a announced that no charges would be filed against the officers who shot and killed the unarmed 22-year-old last march. at the request of police chief daniel hahn, attorney general xavier becerra's office is reviewing the shooting. ( james ) becerra's office is
expected to complete its investigation "soon". ( james ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... city leaders in san francisco remember the life and legacy of public defender jeff adachi. ( james ) and we'll hear from the two young girls who are now safe at home after going missing in the woods for nearly two days. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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is set to slam into the sierra. here is a look at squaw valley ski resort. roads to the ski resorts are bracing for snow ... and drivers for snow ... and drivers should expect closures. a winter storm warning is now in effect and anywhere from one- to three- feet of new snow is possible in the upper elevations of the mountains. the storm warning runs through tomorrow night.
(james)(darya) welcome back. lets get a check of 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.
our lungs.">( darya ) their mom says she is their mom says she is trying not to puniish them because they did the right thing by sticking together. ( james )( james ) san francisco city leaders ... including mayor london breed and former mayor willie brown ... paid final respects to jeff adachi yesterday. adachi died unexpectedly on february 22nd ... from what investigators believe was a heart attack. 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.
getting into trouble in the first place.sotduring every stage of his career, during the time that he served all of us. he was a strong advocate for every aspect for what ought to be the rights of all the people.>( james ) jeff adachi was 59 years old. ( james ) coming up at 7 o'clock on the kron 4 morning news...the cost of rent is going up in san francisco. a look at why you may be paying more to live in the area. lowe's knows you'll do it right,
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. ( james ) coming up in the next hour ... controversy in oakland schools continue ... after the district announces millions of dollars in budget cuts. ( james ) plus...waste concerns for the north bay after last week's flooding. what guerneville officials are saying about debris in the area. ( james ) and we're continuing to track the rain... here's a look at radar.
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(darya) good morning i'm darya folsom.. (james) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of 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.