tv KRON 4 News at 430am KRON March 27, 2019 4:30am-5:00am PDT
(robin) welcome back. checking in on your morning forecast. rain is back for the morning with showers expected to continue off and on into the early afternoon. temperatures are mild to start with 50's and 60's again later on. as some sunshine returns later today expect the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm to pop up for areas away from the coast.noon skies generally of rain tomorrow. after which point we finally see some consistently dryer weather with comfortable conditions to look forward to under sunshine into the weekend and the start
(robin) a popular pre-school in san francisco is preparing to close its doors after more than half a century. the high cost of renting space in the city is why the forest hill christian church pre-school will be no more. kron four's philippe djegal has the story. (philippe) with the end of the school year in sight... parents at forest hill christian church pre-school in san francisco like stephane pass are stressed out... looking for the next
establishment to take in their children.stephanie pass/parent- "it's been really hard, um, we've toured six or seven other pre-schools, and this one's just so nice -- so close to our family." the pre-school has been in this neighborhood near twin peaks for 55 years. but come may -- it will close down for good. mary lavino firpo/director- "we've turned down, um, families, that were interested in our program." the pre- school has been renting this space from it's landlord -- the forest hill christian church next door. the church had plans to tear down the property and parking lot, replacing it with a senior living complex... but late last year those plans were scrapped. still, the church's plans moving forward are unclear, forcing the pre-school to move on. lavino-firpo says it's been space charging the four-thousand dollars a month for rent as the pre-school pays now.mary lavino firpo/director- "our program would change drastically, if it, um, if we had to pay more rent, and that's what we're known for, is, um, having, you know, middle class families being able to get a good
education for their kids with our unique program." five teachers and five aides are employed at the school. they serve about 60 kids.mary lavino-firpo/director- "we're all going to be out looking for new jobs at this point." the lease is up at the end of july. but the school will close in may. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. (robin) prosecutors will recommend a reduced prison sentence for two witnesses in the national largest college cheating scandal... rudolph "rudy" meredith and mark riddell have both signed plea agreements. meredith was the women's soccer coach at yale university.... he allgedly accepted bribes in exchange for designating prospective students as recruits on the soccer team. and riddell was the director of the college entrance exam preparation academy in bradenton, florida... he took tests for students. in exchange for their guilty pleas... prosecutors are recommending
36 months of supervised release and fines equaling the amount they earned during their crimes. meredith will also testify if necessary. (robin) governor gavin newsom has announced a plan to tackle the housing crisis in california. the governor is hoping to infuse 1-point-7 billion dollars into housing in the form of building incentives, tax credits for home buyers and rent subsidies. the governor says the state is struggling to build 100 thousand new units a year when the state needs four times the amount. part of the new plan is to get cities to approve more housing construction...the plan would also withhold state gas tax money if goals aren't met.
crisis. (robin) what is the future for high speed rail in california? lawmakers got an update on the progress of the bullet train ... and what is going to happen about that crucial federal money which was cut from the project new high speed rail authority chairman lenny mendonca is trying to push the project forward. the plan includes a segment from bakersfield to merced. the authority is fighting for the 3-point-5 billion dollars the federal government canceled for the project. regardless of the funding... project leaders say construction and environmental work continues while they await a response from the federal government. (robin) the high speed rail authority is set to release a full project update in may. (robin) in the east bay...
another disappointment for a bay area family... they are looking for accountability ... after police shot and killed a 16-year-old member of their family. elana mondragon was 16 years old and pregnant when she was shot and killed in 20-17. attorney general xavier(ha-vee-air) becerra's decision to not investigate the case has that family upset all over again. mondragon was in the car of a suspect they were pursuing in an undercover sting operation... when she was caught in the crossfire. the driver was later captured. last year... the investigation revealed there's not enough evidence to support criminally prosecuting the officers who fired at the car. but after the alameda county d-a asked becerra to review the case to remove any doubt. the state attorney general... elected ánot to because he said he wanted to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. mondragon's family is still grieving.
filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of fremont. (robin) a 96-year-old veteran is returning to normandy thanks to the help of some friends. a go-fund me page was set up for jake larson after a friend learned that the army would not sponsor his trip to france. it says it has no record his service. that's because his records were destroyed in an army base fireac 70s.us15 years old ... and he lived hor years horror of d-day 75 years
rain is back for the morning with showers expected to continue off and on into the early afternoon. temperatures are mild to start with 50's and 60's again later on. as some sunshine returns later today expect the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm to pop up for areas away from the coast.futurecast shows that as we move into the afternoon skies generally dry out before isolated showers of rain tomorrow. after which point we finally see some consistently dryer weather with comfortable conditions to look forward to under sunshine start
our washington d-c correspondent raquel martin talks with red cross about why donors are needed more now than ever. from massive fires (nat pop of fire) to hurricanes and historic floods.any communnity could face a natural disaster. (red cross ceo gail mcgovern) "they seem to be approaching more and more frequently and the last two years have really been complicated for the american red cross"american red cross ceo gail mcgovern says they respond to a disaster every 8 minutes(red cross ceo gail mcgovern)"it's heartbreaking"to keep up with rising demand the non profit is hosting their 5th day of giving fundraiser.their goal is to raise enough to help more than 25 thousand families this year.(red cross ceo gail mcgovern)"even the smallest gift makes a difference." (stand up)red cross donation money is used to help families with everything from shelter en) "too much red tape not enough i senator chuck grassley says getting funding should be easier.congress has yet to pay out a 13 billion dollar relief
in florida.on the senate floor grassey offered encouragement to flood victims.(sen. chuck grassley)"keep fighting and know that help is on the way." as iowa nebraska wisconsin and others face billions in flood damage.mcgovern says the red cross is committed to do their part no mater what-(red cross ceo gail mcgovern)"help the american people get back on their feet." (robin) coming up on the kron four morning news... you could be a multi- millionaire today! where the ght's powerball lottery drawing. (robin) live look outside... at the san francisco international airport.
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to the morning.....here's a look at the radar. ( james ) good morning i'm james fletcher. ( will ) and i'm will tran...in for darya folsom. lets start the morning with a check of weather. rain is back for the morning with showers expected to continue off and on into the early afternoon. temperatures are mild to start with 50's and 60's again later on. as some sunshine returns later today expect the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm to pop up for areas away from the coast.futurecast shows that as we move into the afternoon skies generally