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now at eight ...censorship and coercionreaction tonight from u=c berkeley as president trump declares that schools that limiting the speech of conservative students will lose federal funds.(whoosh) palo alto residents warned about a nighttime intruder who broke into a woman's home and sat on her bed,"obviously red flags are going up ad we want to get to the bottom of it (whoosh)and oakland's city council nakes a decision on where the raiders will play next year, today we are delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures trying to suppress dissent.(catherine) president trump delivers a message to america's colleges and universities; do not try
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to silence conservative students, good evening. i'm catherine heenan.pam moore is on assignment tonight.(ken) i'm ken wayne. strong reaction in berkeley tonight to the president's order, cutting off government funding to schools that restrict free speech. we'll get to that in a moment ... first, grant lodes shows us what happened at the white house today.é grant? ken, catherine, this is an idea from the very first weeks of his presidency ... the president reacting to the u=c= berkeley riots... which began right before an on campus speech by fire-brand 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 he wants to safeguard the rights of anti=abortion students to speak their minds ... putting up crosses to protest abortions or passing out to students jesus=loves=yo u messages on valentines.these universities have ied to restrict free thought, impose
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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.
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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. (ken) and we have continuing coverage of president trump's executive order today the president says he wants to safeguard the rights of all students ... (catherine) but do all students agree with the order? kron4's michelle kingston is live in berkeley tonight to break it down for us. michelle? (michelle)the bigger question here is how does this stick? who enforces it? and is it necessary? (mk) president donald trump signing an executive order on thursday requiring u-s colleges to protect free speech or risk losing federal fundinganthony truisi, turning point usa"it's a major victory
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for all students"anthony truisi is a uc berkeley student and member of turning point usa.anthony truisi, turning point usa"this is the first step of many to ushering change and more tolerance on campus."the president first floated this idea two years ago in the wake of the uc berkeley riots provoked by milo yiannopoulos where protests turned to mayhem on campusjesse choper, us berkeley professor"i know our chancellor has done in my judgment everything possible to keep the tradition of free speech on campus alive and do what the campus can do about these rebel rousers who have nothing to do with the university at alluc berkeley professor jesse choper says this executive order won't change a thing.jesse choper, uc berkeley law professor"i think that the president is trying to take advantage of the publicity that he gets at places like berkeley"uc berkeley students had this to say about the order"from what i observe, there's frequently students that, students and also non students, that are taking advantage of their free speech.nela braun, uc berkeley
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"i think that if this is something that is protected under the government, i assume that would be something positive for schools like uc berkeley that generally and inheritantly have that as part of their community."the president of the u-c system wrote in a statement to kron4: "we do not need the federal government to mandate what already exists: our longstanding, unequivocal support for freedom of expression. that tradition is alive and thriving on all of our campuses. this exectuve order will only muddle policies surrounding free speech, while doing nothing to further the aim of the first amendment." (michelle)it's not clear how the order will be implemented -- what specific language universities are being told to agree to and how this will affect campuses.live in berkeley michelle kingston kron 4 news 4 news (catherine) we're taking a live look over san francisco...
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it's been a clear, pretty day.. but of course... more rain is on the way.(ken) we're joined now by lawrence karnow with a look at when those showers are expected to hit the bay area. . 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 to low 60s. showers are possible early on saturday but most of the weekend will be dry. more rain and stormy weather if forecast for next week.
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(ken) a first-round knock- out as march madness takes off... saint mary's college eliminated in the first round of the n- c-double-a tournament... as the reigning champs villanova university beat the gaels 61- 57... most students couldn't make the trip to the east coast and catch the game in-person in hartford conneticut... so there was a campus watch party in moraga at dryden hall. this was saint marys' tenth trip to the nc-double-a tournament. 20-10 was the last time saint mary's and villanova hit the court against one another.
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(catherine) it was a big blow to the players and fans... kron 4's noelle bellow stopped by a watch party in walnut creek where fans were say they're stillexcited that their team came this far... (noelle)if there's one thing to know about gaels it's that this group of fans loves their basketball team. many skipping out of work early, to make sure they were watching their boys kick off this first round of march madness against villanova.. brackets.. (i do it old school i don't have an app) and brews .. (cheers wooooh!)stadium pub in walnut creek was filled with both, as gaels fans cheered on their team if there's one thing, gaels always bring it. we are bringing it gael force is in full effect tonight!they're slowing it down, key baskets, hustle plays, that's what i'm talking about!they dont mind the underdog status either st mary's is very disciplined if villanova doesn't shoot as well as they normally do i think we'll do well and the constant close score of the game kept fans interested -- including a former player villanova is a great team but me being a gael - gaels for
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life wayne hunter played for the gaels back in 2010 when they beat villanova in the sweet 16 - he says coach randy bennett is the key to their success18 years of experience fluid system is like no other it's tough to guard and me knowing the type of guy he is and how he prepares, that's what had me believing they can do it. randy bennett and jordan ford and fans -- nats cheering -- agree. we couldn't be more proud of the gaels and our patron saint of st mary's college coach randy bennett who brought them here!whether the outcome was what they hoped for or not ... the fans are here to stay to be a gael, is very special (noelle)one thing i found interesting was how many fans there were that weren't even alumni, just folks from around town that support the school and support the team.. even tho the outcome wasnt what they were gaels put up a good fight and fans are proud
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coming up at eight.. explosive sexual harassment allegations tonight... from a former intern in the cal berkeley athletics department. what she says people in the football program said to her... and how the university is responding. < 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
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disgusting but it's not shocking at all" (catherine) cal berkeley students are reacting tonight... after a young woman makes disturbing allegations. she says people in the cal football program... sexually harassed her.(ken) 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
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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
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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 (catherine) the wife of a beloved adult education principal was in court today. prosecutors say the woman shot and tried to kill her husband. maria vee-dez made her first court appearance after being arrested for shooting her husband paul shatswell early saturday morning. she's been charged with attempted murder. special
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allegations have been added for using a gun and causing shatswell to become comatose because of a brain injury. he's also paralayzed. vee-dez did not enter a plea... that's because the charges couldbe amended if her husband dies. (catherine) vee-dez is due back in court next week... shatswell, the father of eight children, and the principal at the pittsburg adult education center remains hospitalized in critical condition and on life support. (ken) now to our four zone forecast. taking a live look outside at s-f-o.kron-4's chief meteorologist kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: it was a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and only a few
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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 eveng. highs will be 50s to low 60s. showers are possible early on saturday but most of the weekend will be dry. more rain and stormy weather if forecast for next week.
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(catherine) (catherine) lake elsinore, california is searching for answers to a growing problem. the city is dealing with big crowds and lots of traffic -- because of its super bloom phenomenon.(ken) last weekend-- the flood of visitors to the area caused chaos for the city. now officials say they have a plan to control the crowds.ellina abovian reports. an unusually wet winter has created an explosion of color. the now famous lake elsinore super bloom.the rare phenomenon has attracted tens of thousands of people from around the world.last weekend more than 50- thousand showed ... creating a traffic nightmare.lake elsinore mayor steve manos declared a public safety emergency and it shut down.today local city officials and law enforcement are joining forces to map out a plan for the busy weekend ahead.steve manos /lake elsinore mayor: "as a resident
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for more than 30 years, i grew up here and i can tell you that this natural worldwide phenomenon is unlike anything that any of us have ever seen here before. and i assure you that i have heard your concerns and we are committed to exploring every option."for this weekend visitors will not be allowed to drive to walker canyon.they must take a shuttle at one two locations-- the east side of nichols road or the outlets at lake elsinore.shuttle hours are from 6:30 am to 8pmits $10 per person over the age of 3.no dogs or animals will be allowed on the shuttles.lake street northbound will be closed to temescal canyon. westbound nichols road to lake street to collier venue.also the lake street off ramp both north and south bound.there will be designated routes exclusive to residents with more information on the city's website.police chief michael lujan/lake elsinore sheriff's station: "during the weekday walker canyon will be open and the white rock parking lot will be open weather permitting for visitors.""the division communication center has seen an increase in hour long calls from folks that are traveling through the area when they're experiencing heavy traffic. so we'd like to remind the public to use 911 when you actually have an emergency."the sheriff's department will be deploying 40 additional deputies for traffic control.the chp will
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also have additional units monitoring the freeway.local residents are asked to avoid the walker canyon area ... if possible.steve manos /lake elsinore mayor: "many have suggested that we simply shut down on sunday. we recognized firsthand that this was not an option as people walk miles away on the freeways and cross barricades and fences to see the poppies. we do not have the resources or the supplies to prevent people from visiting this open public space." (catherine) that was (catherine)(catherine) that was ellina abovian reporting. officials say some visitors are ignoring the signs for restricted areas...and actually damaging the poppies. more than a million californians don't have clean dinking water. the debate on capitol hill to make sure everyone has access.
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(ken) a big debate at the state capitol now centers around safe, affordable drinking water and how the state should pay to make sure everyone has it. (catherine) kron4's grant lodes is here to explain the governor's proposal for a water fee... and why some lawmakers are pushing back. (grant) as more than a million californians don't have access to clean dinking water..there is an outpouring of lawmakers who are trying to help, but clashing on solutions. governor gavin
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newsom is proposing a safe affordable drinking water fund to clean up contamintated water in rural and low income areas. the fund would come from water customers across california, proposing each pays anywhere from 95 cents to 10 dollars a month, depending on their water meter. assembly republican whip devon mathis' district... and a bipartisan group of lawmakers... are proposing a competing measure. (grant) the measure would annually set aside 2% of the general fund to go toward a number of water improvement
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projects including ground water clean up and emergency drinking water programs. (grant) its final approval would be up to the voters. (ken) 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. police on the peninsula are looking for a man described as "scary and creepy." they say he turned off the lights and interrupted a late night study session... in a young woman's bedroom. ((lawrence tease))i'm kron 4 chief meteorologist lawrence karnow.coming up, i will take a ok at your 7 day forecast. details are right after the break.
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(catherine) 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.(ken) investigators want to track down this intruder before he strikes again. kron 4's haaziq madyun the latest 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
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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 sot the 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
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face palo alto police would like to hear from you...in palo alto haaziq madyun kron4news (catherine) santa rosa deputies arrested four people in connection to a gang related robbery. the victim says that he was robbed last nighton moorland avenue near west robles avenue.. he says he'd been walking down the street when four men... one armed with a knife... got out of a car, surrounded him, and took his backpack and cell phone. officers found and arrested the suspectsabout 20 minutes later. three of them are adults.. one is a minor who was cited and released to his parents.. (ken) amid hundreds of complaints about rats, discarded needles and unsanitary conditions, a large and very visible homeless camp is to be shut down in santa cruz.(catherine) but as kron four's rob fladeboe reports --the neighbors are not thrilled with the alternative site being suggested.. (gateway plaza homeless camp) here at the gateway to santa cruz, just off highway one, is a sea of tents and tarps where
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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
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"....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..."rob fladeboe/santa cruz "....neighbors say their objective is to fight this. they have begun a petition drive and are hinting bat legal action. in santa cruz rob fladeboekron4news (ken)(ken)
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(ken) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge.(catherine) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead 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
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the afternoon in the north bay and spread south throughout the evening. highs will be 50s to low 60s. showers are possible early on saturday but most of the weekend will be dry. more rain and stormy weather if forecast for next week.
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(ken) the growth rate of the sea ice in the arctic is apparently shrinking. the ice usually thickens and expands during the fall and winter months. scientists report-- at its peak this year-- the ice grew to be five-point-seven-million square miles. sounds like a lot... but that's 332- thousand square miles smaller than its average growth in the past. according to nasa-- this is equal to missing an area of ice larger than the state of texas. nasa reports the max extent of ice this year matches the year 2007 as the seventh smallest on record. a 'game of thrones' star talks about a life-threatening health problemshe's been
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dealing with.. why she says it even had her thinking about ending her life.. with the start of spring comes pollen.... and more pollen. we have some advice that might help you with seasonal allergies to get out and enjoy the spring weather.
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(ken) if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might not be all together excited about spring being here. (catherine) tonight - meredith wood gives us some tips that might make you feel a little better this year.
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ah spring! when the snow melts, the days become longer, the flowers are in bloom.and the pollen. all. the. pollen. according to the cdc, more than 50 million americans suffer from allergies.and many of those are considered seasonal.in the spring, it starts with pollen released from the trees, followed by grass later in the season. those who suffer from seasonal allergies face an onslaught of symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy nose, and watery eyes, just to name a few.if you're one of the millions that go through this every year, there are a few things you can do to ease the discomfort.- check the pollen count in your area: several weather apps will provide that information on a daily basis.- when the pollen is high, limit your exposure by staying inside and keeping windows closed- change out the air filters in your home frequently and make sure you
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are using hepa filters- wash your hair before going to bed- if you've been doing things outside, toss those clothes in the laundry back in.- and- don't forget to talk to your doctor about taking a daily medication, including a for today's health minute, i'm meredith wood. coming up in sports....march madness is here....and the saint mary's gaels faced the defending champ villanova wildcats in the 1st round....highlights are next....
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(catherine) good news for bay area movie lovers... the line-up for the san francisco international film festival has been released. (ken) kron 4's ryan o'donell talked
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to the festival's executive director noah cowan to get the details on the more than 100 films that'll be shown here. so we understand there are more than one hundred films featured in this year's festival... which ones are you most excited for? what special guests are coming this year... we understand you're honoring laura linney and john c. reilly... how can people get tickets? can you get them for individual shows or can you get a pass to see all of them? what are the dates and venues again?
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week trial. (catherine) game of thrones star emilia clarke is revealing a life-threatening health battle and her new charity. in an essay in the new yorker, the 32-year old said during the past eight years, she's had surgeries for two brain aneurysms. it happened shortly after filming for the first season of the show wrapped up.. she says the recovery was long and difficult - and when she couldn't remember her own name, she wanted to -- quote -- "pull the plug." two years later, she had more surgeries for a second aneurysm. clarke announced her role in a new charity called "same you" to help provide treatment for people recovering from brain injury and stroke. march madness march madness is here in full
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force...and our local team was in action today...the st. mary's gaels punched their ticket to the n-c-a-a tournament by beating the number-one team in the country... today they would try to get to round two by beating last season's champions... randy bennett and company taking on defending tourney champ villanova end of the first half... malik fitts... hits the baseline jumper... gaels up two... fitts with 13 points 2nd half... eric paschall... that's what 'nova does best... the three-pointer... wildcats up 8 35 seconds left... jordan ford... with the floater to cut the lead to 6... ford had 13 points 23 seconds left... fitts... tough shot in the lane... lead cut to 4 7 seconds left... st.mary's trying to cut it to one- possession... but ford loses
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the ball... that's it villanova moves on with a 61-57 win... st. mary's season ends at 23-and-12 after the game... despite the dissapointment... randy bennett was satisfied by his team's effort...(wipe to sot) "i wish we would have played better in the second half, but i'm proud of our guys, proud of what they've done this year, proud of them tonight. they kept fighting and competing." "definitely think we had a shot. we cut it to four with 30 seconds left. if we get a few of those loose balls, or maybe make a three i thimnk it's a different game." the performance of the tournament so far... has to go to murray state's ja morant... he has come out of nowhere this season to become a star... internet sensation... and a potential n-b-a top-three draft pick... today he lived up to the today he lived up to the hype and more... recording the first triple-double in the men's n-c-a-a torunament since the warriors' draymond green did it for michigan state in 2012 morant scores 17
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points... dished out 16 assists... and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the 12th- seeded racers to a 83-64 upset of marquette in the first round... at least one 12 seed has wn a game in the tournament all but three times since 2001 a seemingly neverending sports saga reached its conclusiontod ay...the oakland city council voted to approve a one year lease renewal of the coliseum for the raiders in 2019, with an option for 2020.it was the final piece of a complicated puzzle...the coliseum authority and alameda board of supervisors had previously voted to approve the lease agreement. it will cost the team 7.5 million dollars for use of the coliseum and the raiders' practice facility in alameda...in the event that their new las vegas stadium faces further delays and isn't ready for the 2020 season as planned, the raiders can pay 10.5 million to remain in oakland for an additional year. now the a's head back home for a few more exhibition games...the bay bridge series against the giants.
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a southern california man ran into his burning home, to save the family's trapped dog. (catherine) monday's incident was caught on video - which went viral. sasha foo has the story. it's a day after the fire that took everything jose guzman owned, except for one thing - his dog, gabbana.jose guzman, fire survivor:"she was tied up back by that three over there,
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by the fence. all the way in the back, that's where she stays."we traveled to pala to see what was left of his home and to ask him about this video that's gone viral.the cell phone video that captures jose rushing past firefighters and into his burning home, looking frantically for his dog, who was tied up in the back of the property.just moments later, both of them run out - both of them safe. jose guzman, fire survivor:"i was not scared, i was not thinking about it, i was just thinking about getting her." gabbana was a special favorite of his three daughters, including 4 year old hazel.the family had gone out for a visit with grandparents when the fire first broke out.a neighbor called him after seeing the smoke.jose guzman, fire survivor:"i parked my truck there and ran, the firefighters didn't even see me coming through."when jose arrived, the blaze that had started next door had engulfed his home as well.fire crews had already arrived, but jose had just one thought - to find the dog, gabbana.jose guzman, fire survivor:"i couldn't see nothing. i came past this point, i got here and i saw her leash stretched out."once at the back of the yard, jose saw that the dog house had burned.he found gabbana hiding in the bathroom, the only part of the house that hadn't burned.jose guzman, fire survivor:"so i unhooked her and i grabbed her from the collar and we walked all the way back over there, we ran all the way back over there."
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with his adrenaline pumping, jose did not realize until afterwards that he had been burned on his face and on his hands.gabbana was scorched on her nose and paws.in the fire, jose, his wife and three daughters lost nearly everything they owned, including the tools he uses. jose works two jobs, in construction and in landscaping.jose guzman, fire survivor:"i'm thinking i'll give her another chance."in the fire, jose, his wife and three daughters lost nearly everything they owned, including the tools he uses. jose works two jobs, in construction and landscaping. jose guzman, fire survivor: "this is, this is it, this is all we had. we have nothing else now."but amid the rubble and the ruin, jose sees the blessings.he has his family and their love, even from those who can't put that in words."we've had her since she was not even old enough to leave her mom yet. and she's been with us ever since." reporter: "what does this dog mean to you?""she's part of family. we love her." (catherine)(catherine) (catherine) her." family. we love her."
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(catherine)that wraps up kron 4 news at 8.(ken) grant lodes and vicki grant lodes grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. (grant) coming up at nine -- an arson investigation is underway tonight in san mateo(grant) police say -- two people set at least three fires in gabage bins this morning. the latest on the search for suspects... and some changes you will notice in downtown san mateo right now.(justine) plus -- president trump signs an executive order tying free speech on campus to federal funding. u-c berkeley is no stranger to some of the controversial demonstrations. reaction from students and staff.(grant) and we had a
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beautiful, crisp sunny day today... but that's about to change.(justine) chief meteorologist lawrence karnow will be tracking another round of rain moving (grant) a suspected arson
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caught on camera... tonight san mateo police are asking for help in identifying a couple of suspects wanted
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for arson. (grant) good evening i'm grant lodes.(justine) i'm justine walderman in for vicki livakis. investigators say at least 3 suspicious downtown fires were intentionally set in garbage bins early this morning. (dan in bam) kron4's dan thorn is live along the peninsula tonight with more on what police are saying and doing in response.. dan? police say they're increasing patrols tonight in downtown san mateo as a result of these fires. they're also calling on people who live in the area to help them identify the two suspects caught on surveillance video.. police are looking for two men accused of setting several fires in downtown san mateo.. sot: we are invested in finding these two gentlemen and asking them why they

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