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"it's horrible and it's disgusting but it's not shocking at all" (grant) cal berkeley students are reacting tonight... after a young woman makes disturbing allegations. she says people in the cal football program... sexually harassed her. good evening i'm grant lodes.(justine) and i'm justine waldman in for vicki liviakis. the accusations are coming from a former student and cal athletics intern... who says she was traumatized by her experience. kron4's maureen kelly has the story. what allegedly happened on and off the field here at cal's memorial staduim was described by the former student and sports medicine intern as
ruthless, endless and persistant sexual harrassment....by both players and coaching staff. we are not naming her because she could be a victim of sexual assault.several of her allegations are aimed at one unnamed coach ...who in one instance invited her back to memorial stadium to his office at midnight.she posted on facebook quote "he snuck me into his office, i put my backpack and binder down, and he immediately grabbed for my waist. i was terrified, my mind was fuzzy, and i do not remember much from that night. he kept kissing me, pushing me against the wall, and i left." she says the next day at practice that coach told her i will get you fired if you do not have sex with me.and that the night before a game she says he texted her to meet him at his room in the claremont hotel where he tried to have sex with her, but when she started crying uncontrollably he became angry and yelled at her to get out. she says her complaints to cal athletics were ignored and that coach is still working there....while she is out on medical leave from school and in intensive therapy.some female students on campus were not at all surprised by these allegations. all these things are pervasive on our campus as well as across the country in the world so as horrible as it is it's not that surprising which is one of the saddest parts of it while a member of the woman's vollyball team says neither she nor her friends have witnessed that kind of behavior.that is surprising those coaches are also our
trainers as well we're around them as much as the football guys are it's never come off any of them ever in any form like that cal athletics says the allegations have been referred to the campus office for the prevention of harrassment and discrimination for investigation.today the cal althletics director, jim knowlton, issued a letter saying these allegations come during an ongoing effort to educate staff and student atheltes on preventing sexual harrasment and violence...writi ng quote,""we have been clear and consistent about our refusal to tolerate this most egregious form of misconduct. if necessary, we will do more." maureen kelly kron4 news
(grant) the wife of a beloved adult education principal made her first court apperance today. prosecutors say she shot and tried to kill her husband. kron 4's dan kerman has the latest developments. maria vides made her first court appearance thursday following her arrest for shooting her husband paul shatswell early saturday morning.she's been charged with attempted willful deliberate and predediated murder.special allegations have been added for using a firearm and causing shatwell to become comatose due to a brain injury as well as suffer paralysisvides did not enter a plea... this was due to the fact that the charges may be amended in the coming week, if shatswell dies.family and friends of the couple did not want to speak on camera but off camera one said she just couldn't understand how this could happen.father of 8 children, and the principal pittsburg education center remains hospitalized in critical condition and support. :46 on life support (justine) palo alto police are
asking for the public's help in identifying an intruder who walked into a woman's bedroom in the middle of night. investigators want to track this intruder down before he strikes again. kron4's haaziq madyun the latest details on the investigation. it is after 3am. a woman is alone in her bedroom studying when suddenly the bedroom door opens and she sees this facesot the frightening incident happened sunday in a residence near the 3900 block of el camino real in the city of palo altosot palo alto police investigators say it appears the intruder let himself in through an unlocked door. then made his way to the bedroom
and struck up a conversationsot the incident has rattled nervous of folks who live in this quiet neighborhoodsot sotthe intruder is described as a hispanic male in his mid thirties, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black pants. if you think you recognize this face palo alto police would like to hear from you...in palo alto haaziq madyun kron4news
(grant) it's finally official... the raiders have gotten final approval... to remain in oakland for at least one more season. the oakland city council voted today to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. the alameda board of supervisors had voted earlier in the week in favor of the lease that had been approved by the coliseum authority last week. the raiders will pay 7-point-5 million dollars in rent for the coliseum and the practice facility in alameda in 2019. that rent will go up to 10-point-5 million in 20-20... if the raiders have to stay in oakland for yet another final season... that would only be if their vegas stadium is not ready yet. (grant) former 49ers colin kaepernick and eric reid settled collusion lawsuits against the nfl... but the exact amount but the exact amount has not been revealed... until today. according to the wall street journal... kaepernick and
reid will receive less than 10-million dollars. they filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games. kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while reid missed three games last season before signing with carolina. (anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and only a few passing clouds. there area still a few showers showing up on doppler radar and a few more snowflakes over the sierra. tonight will start mostly clear but clouds will move in late. lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. on the satellite you can another larger storm off the coast. that will begin to bring a few showers tomorrow morning that will incase throughout the
students are watching the first round game on campus in moraga. that's where we find kron four's philippe djegal live. philippe... (philippe)brianna becerra/freshman- "everyone here is just so excited -- its awesome." back in the nc-double-a tournament for the first time since 20-17... the student body at saint mary's college thrilled to see their school back on the map. jairo cuellar/sophomore- "they came a long way. uh, the beginning of the season didn't look too good, but you know, and now they pull it off, and uh, especially with that last win, with gonzaga, it was pretty hype." the campus watch party held at dryden hall in moraga. though the first round game between the 11th-seeded gaels and the sixth-seeded villanova university is in hartford conneticut... students say catching the action at home is the next best thing.connor lee/sophomore- "just the chemistry of the team, from going to the games, i know play really well together, and get, um, offensive runs pretty
well." the last time saint mary's and villanova squared off against eachother was nearly a decade ago with saint mary's coming out on top. the gael's are expecting another win.damian cortez/sophomore- "i we can pull out a big upset, um, you know, admissions will go up, everything will start to get better here, um, you'll start to see kids more excited about basketball."brianna becerra/freshman- "it's more than basketball, its not a lot of people know about saint mary's, so it's really cool that we have our name out there."victoria more- "considering saint mary's is such a small school, you know, out in moraga, small town. it's a really big deal to think we're going to the ncaa and participating in such a big event." (grant) coming up... the president taking executive action to protect free speech on university campuses... how people at u-c berkeley are responding (justine) police in san mateo are asking for help in identifying two suspects... details on what they're accused of doing... and why officers are stepping up patrols downtown. (grant) plus... a massive homeless camp is being shut down--- only to open two more in santa cruz neighborhoods. why people are not happy with the decision.
tonight... there is some backlash in connection with an effort to deal with a homeless encampment.(justine) this time it's santa cruz where efforts to close down one camp.. and open two others.. are coming with fierce opposition from neighbors. kron four's rob fladeboe has more on the story now live from santa cruz. rob? (rob is live) i am here at a city-owned parking lot just north of depot park. there is a soccer field here, a playground, the high school is just up the street and as you
can see,there are homes and businesses nearby. but unless the city reverses course, this will become one of two new temporary camps to replace a larger camp that as been deemed a public health hazard.here's more. (gateway plaza homeless camp) here at the gateway to santa cruz, just off highway one, is a sea of tents and tarps where 150-200 homeles people have been living for months. merchants say there are rats and trash and that business at the plaza is off 20-30 percent. residents are fed up.jan bryant/santa cruz resident "....people come to visit santa cruz and what do they see but filth and rats..."after three deaths in the camp, a fire and allegations of rampant drug use, the city has ordered the camp be shutdown says assistant city manager tina shull.tina shull/santa cruz assistant city manager '...conditions there have
deteriorated to the point where there are significant health and safety concerns so we need to close the camp for the safety of the people there and the general safety of the community..."next month, the city hopes to re-open a former "sleeping only" campsite here on river street and a second temporary dusk till dawn campsite on a city owned at depot park rrnear homes and other businesses. neighbors like body shop owner dan foy say it's a bad idea.dan foy/opposed to homeless camp "....the boardwalk is just two blocks away and so is the warf and the beaches...."the police station is just across the street and the city says there will be security, supervision, sanitation and outreach for services to get help get people out of the camps and off the streets. the city insists the new sites are temporary and the situation at gateway plaza is dire, a publc heath emergency and must be closed.tiny shull/asst. city manager "...right now we have authorization for thirty days to operate this alternative, we need to close this camp because it is a really unsafe situation so that is our objective..." today we are delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures professors and message to the delivering a clear today we are objective..."is our situation so that here's more. hazard.here's more.
order that allows the government to with-hold federal funds from colleges and universities... which restrict conservatives and right=wing activists from expressing their views. the president first floated the idea just two weeks after taking office ... in the wake of the u=c= berkeley riots provoked by right=wing activist milo yiannopoulos. i've been watching things for too long. i've been watching things that were unwatchable, but were going to do something about it.the president said his order is aimed at safeguarding the rights of anti=abortion students to put up crosses on campus marking the lives of unborn babies.or to pass out to students jesus=loves=you messages on valentines.these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young americans like those here today.schools found to have violated free speech rights would risk losing their federal subsidies. $35 billion in research funding. all of that money is now at stake. that's a lot of money. they are going to have to not like your views a lot, right?the university of california has spent millions of dollars in recent years policing free=speech events.today president janet napolitano issued a statement saying, we do not need the federal government to mandate what already exists: our longstanding, unequivocal
support for freedom of expression. ... this executive order will only muddle policies surrounding free speech, while doing nothing to further the aim of the first amendment. (grant) (grant) the president's the (grant) the president's order directs the 12 agencies that provide federal grants... to make sure universities are complying with the law and their own policies to promote free inquiry and debate. this
executive order does not affect student-aid money. (anchor) taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and only a few passing clouds. there area still a few showers showing up on doppler radar and a few more snowflakes over the sierra. tonight will start mostly clear but clouds will move in late. lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. on the satellite you can another larger storm off the coast. that will begin to bring a few showers tomorrow morning that will increase throughout the day. rain will become heavy in the afternoon in the north bay and spread south throughout the evening. highs will be 50s
"god is giving us another chance". (justine) a frightening moment when a man rushes past firefighters-- to save his dog. we'll show you the dramatic rescue-- and how it ended. (grant) a vacation turns into a nightmare. a 26-year-old man is a 26-year-old man is paralyzed after an accident on a trampoline. the legal action he is now taking to ensure other cruise passengers are safe.
to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
(grant) for your health... another warning that travelers at l-a-x may have been exposed to measles in recent weeks. health officials say a passenger who passed through l-a-x on march 5th ... has been diagnosed with measles. the person arrived on a united flight in terminal 7. just last week... officials said a passenger who had a layover back in february also may have exposed people to the disease. they say there is no current known risk of measles at the airport. (grant) a florida man was badly injured while on a royal caribbean cruise ship-- and he is now taking legal action. (justine) he says he is suing. and demanding some changes to help future passengers stay safe. john rogers has the story. on february 9th, 26 year old casey holladay was onboard the mariner of the seas with his friends and decided to usea brand new attraction, the skypad, and things went horribly wrong. the bungee cord snapped and he plummeted nearly 20 feet onto the hard deck below."casey was a super athletic, active individual. healthy, and then in a split
second, now he's looking at an injury that's going to impact him for the remainder of his life."attorney brett rivkind says holladay fractured his pelvis and is now disabled. he's using a wheelchair and he'll likely need a hip replacement and lifetime therapy.so he's suing royal caribbean. rivkind says the cruise line staff are not properly trained to operate and maintain these hazardous attractions."what angers me is there's a demand and pressure to put more and more entertainment and attractions to keep all these people -- passengers busy."holladay has sued royal caribbean in federal court. the cruise line will not comment on camera.they released a short statement in part quote- "we operate all our ships safely, professionally and responsibly."rivkind has a warning if you're about to take a cruise:"proceed with caution. we really don't know how safe or how dangerous the activities are in the manner they're being operated."
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your neighborhood.(justine) today is the ten year anniversary of the shooting death of four oakland police officers. kron 4's charles clifford was in oakland today at a memorial held in their honor. well, it has been 10 years since 4 opd officers were tragically killed let's take a look at their pictures. back on march 21, 2009, officer john hege and sergeant mark dunakin were shot and killed by a suspect during a routine traffic stop. later that day, swat team members sgt. ervin romans and sgt daniel sakai were killed while attempting to arrest the suspect.at today's memorial, mayor libby shaaf and oakland police chief anne kirkpatrick attended the service at st benedict church. about 100 officers attended the service which lasted an hour. before the memorial, the mayor and chief spoke to the media. they say they were here to honor the fallen and that this is a reminder of the dangers that officers face.sot this is a day of remembrance in our police world. our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. they are always a part of our family. we honor and respect them.sotthis is a stark reminder to us of what a dangerous job our police officers have. as a city we mourn every loss of life.now, the suspect who killed the four officer, lovell mixon was shot and killed by the swat team 10 years ago today. in oakland, charles clifford kron 4 news.