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air travel. just one place you will feel the impact of the latest fiscal nightmare facing the nation. now only days left for congress and the white house to reach a deal- or automatic cuts kick in. we have details. >> this seasons flu vaccine not as successful at battling the bug as experts had expected. (male announer) live from the bay area's news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> new at 11. tonight, fighting the flu. this week, the centers for disease control and prevention reports. the latest flu vaccine is less effective for older americans compared to prior years. but kron four's philippe djegal spoke with doctors who say. you should still get the shot. >> reporter: that's coming from doctor shelley gordon. an infectious disease specialist at the california pacific medical center in
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san francisco. the centers for disease control and prevention says those 65 and older who received a flu shot within the past year. are still as likely to contract the flu as someone the same age, who did not get the shot. but doctor gordon says these findings shouldn't discourage anyone from getting a shot. she says a shot could help minimize the symptoms. she says the c-d-c study is a work in progress. still, the earlier you get the shot, she says the better. >> reporter: in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> the nation is one week away from 85-million dollars in forced budget cuts., part of a deal that was struck in 2011 to raise the
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california. some of the cruicial jobs on the chopping block. air traffic controllers. around 47- thousand federal aviation employees would face furloughs. today, transportation secretary ray lahood addressed the gravity of the situation. >> "we'll see what the reaction of the public is, what i'm trying to do is wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table so that we don't have to have
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this kind of calamity in air service in america." t >> officials continue to say that they are open to a short term deal that would head off the budget cuts. >> a man wrongfully convicted in a violent assault and shooting in oakland. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom late this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man.
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>> i just hope they do a better job on investigating, and look real carefully ....who may be wrongfully accused and help the children ... >> reporter: ross wants to reunite his family and take
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a vacation... >> about 50 people gathered in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is calling for more gun control in california and the nation. members of both the palo alto and menlo park city councils were on hand to speak about upcoming legislation in each city regarding gun control. those in attendance said. more needs to be done to reduce access to dangerous weapons >> lawrence byrd, gun control advocate: we need tighter gun control laws in america. >> the event was part of a national day of action. designed to put more pressure on lawmakers to end gun violence.
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>> jacqueline: the tail end of this system pressing through we could see temperatures dropping a few degrees per hour at a time. it will stay mild and cooler. >> pam: put on your "suit and tie!" -- j-t and jay-z are planning a performance at candlestick park!
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justin timberlake and jay - z are going on a world tour this summer and one of their stops. is san francisco on july 26th. the tour is called "legends of the summer". and tickets go on sale february 28th. >> burglars are now targeting tourists visiting some of san francisco's most iconic spots! we show you where! hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of marijuana found in gilroy. we show you the scene police found. >> plus tonight. police investigating whether there are additional victims of a former walnut creek theatre instructor who is charged with child molestation. for over 60,000 california foster children,
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>> there has been a series of. we're always tracking crime. on crime tracker. this was it is just east of interstate 680. the february 12th. and in the coming
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instructor is in jail tonight, after being charged with several sex crimes against children including child molestation. jason pedroza is accused of engaging in sex acts with underage girls. and contacting minors inappropriately. via text and social media networks. the accusations come during the time when pedroza was working as an actor and instructor at the lesher center for the arts in walnut creek. pedroza was fired from his job there in november. he also previously worked at a ballet school in walnut creek. police are currently investigating if there are any other victims involved. a gilroy man has been arrested in connection with a marijuana bust. sheriff's say, when they served a search warrant yesterday-- tri tran had about 70- pounds of processed marijuana. and 468 marijuana plants in his home. the total street value for the seized marijuana is approximately 608 -thousand- dollars. the national park service
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now warning visitors to beware. thieves are now preying on visitors. at some of the bay area's most scenic points. kron4's terisa estacio shows us where. with it's breath taking views - visitors often pack the parking lot here at battery spencer - but in the last few months, thieves have zeroed in crowds,
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preying on those simple here to take in the sights. this is kevin cockery with the national park service. >> we have seen an increase. people get distracted and leave behind valuables. and sure enough, i found expensive electronics out in plain view, like this internet router, several gps devices, and look here, someone even left their truck open with their suitcases exposed. >> i shut it - just in case. >> we have been trying to get the word out. recently, the park service conducted an campaign to
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educate people to help crack down on the problem. >> we put report cards on the cars. plus they have performed some covert operations. >> we have caught people, that felt good. in the meantime, they add - they hope people will not get spooked by the breakins and stay away, but instead, take precautions with the belongings while enjoying the view. terisa estacio, kron 4 news. >> para-lymic athlete - oscar pistorius is free on bail tonight. his bail was set at 113- thousand dollars. he was also required to turn over his passport and the guns he owns. pistorius claims he shot his girlfriend reeva steen-kamp accidently. thinking she was an intruder. during the bail hearing in south africa, the magistrate wondered out loud to the court, why pistorius would move forward toward the bathroom where he thought an intruder was hiding. and put himself quote. "further into danger." the justice department has joined the lawsuit against lance armstrong. the whislteblower lawsuit was brought on. by one of armstrong's former team- mates. it accuses the team's former management of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars because
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the managers knew about armstrong's drug use and did nothing. last month, armstrong admitted he used performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. >> jacqueline: mild conditions some cloud activity on futurecast. locally, we are seeing some snowfall laws at the sierras. 6:00 a.m., clear skies. so definitely, 30's in breezy in some locations. for the late morning those routes will be clearing temperatures in the 40's for the most part. those places could easily drop into the 30's. and as for the afternoon highs? 50s for the
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most and the delta. if you have any plans for chinese new year, it starts at 5:00 p.m. bundle up. cloud coverage and cooler the next chance of rainfall. >> pam: tomorrow night, san francisco's chinese new years celebration and parade is set to kick off! these are some of the float that will be on display tomorrow. the parade will run from five p-m and until eight. it starts on market and second street. from there the parade will wind its way through downtown. eventually ending on jackson and kearny street. there will be extra muni service for the l-taraval and n-judah lines. the subway will also stay open late - until one a-m. >> an attempted strong-arm robbery on bart. foiled! all because an off-duty san jose police officer.who was in the right place at the right time. it happened onboard a train
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at the fruitvale stop in oakland. that's where sergeant fred kotto. a former olympic- level boxer. took down a would be robber after a scuffle broke out. today, sergeant kotto spoke about how the incident arrest started and the surprising end to the incident outside san jose police headquarters. >> i got closer after she yelled, he's got my purse! and i showed my badge, and i put them in the control hold. initially, there were still trying to get away. and to just reason with them. to my surprise the
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entire train". really really nice." >> pam: sgt. kotto and his fiance' were on their way to san francisco to get a marriage license, when all this happened. after bart police arrived to take the suspect into custody, the couple continued on their way. >> pam: the sharks coming up and gary radnich with the warriors.
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warriors spurs warriors debut their new lightweight sleeved jersey's - and try and snap a 16 game losing streak to the san antonio spurs 4th quarter danny green - this 3-pointer caps off a 12-0 spurs run early 4th quarter 80-67 sa green: 20 points warriors bounce right back - david lee cutting to the rack with the layup as warriors go on 13-0 run of their own 90-89 gs lee: 25 points, 22 rebounds 91-90 spurs,:07 left steph curry - the impossiby perfect pass out to jarrett jack who calmly drains the 3-pointer 93-91 gs jack: 30 points, 10 assists :07 left, spurs down 1 tim duncan gives it right back to manu ginobili off inbounds play for the game tying layup with:04 left 93-93 tie gibobili: 18 points overtime curry deflects the pass - starts a fast break -
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jack finishes with reverse layup 100-98 gs warriors pull away on free throws snap 16 game losing streak to spurs warriors win 107-101 >> women #4 stanford oregon st. tara vanderveer in her 27th season on the farm 2nd half chiney oguimike - blocks the shot and then releases down court - gets rewarded and makes tough layup and foul chiney can't believe she made shot! cardinal win 11th straight final: 90-53 stanford cardinal improve to 25-2 women cal vs. oregon the 6th ranked lady bears tied a school record by winning their 12th straight game tonight - which is also the longest streak by any team in the pac-12 the bears beat oregon 77-55 cal improves to 24-2 and sits atop the pac-12 at 14-1 video is afure jemerigbe melt sharks blackhawks 1 1st period, scoreless
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with just 15 seconds left in the period patrick marleau puts the sharks on the board with his 11th goal of the season 1-0 sj 2 2nd period, 1-0 sj viktor stalberg just flicks it towards the net and somehow it bounces in past antti niemi for the equalizer 1-1 tie 3 3rd period, sharks on power play the blackhawks pick up the shorthanded goalbrandon saad with the wrister that beats niemi glove side final: 2-1 blackahawks chicago sweeps 3 game season series with sharks chicago makes history as the first team ever with at least one point in their first 17 games sharks drop to 8-8 chicago is 14-3 danica made history by becoming the first woman to earn the pole position for any nascar race yet starting in the front row is a far cry from actually winning the race.
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>> can i win? pamela absolutely!. in is not easy in one of these racing situations. in fact, it's not that big of a deal, or so says former driver and current analyst kyle petty >> it is funny. honestly, we have heard jimmy johnson said that a monkey could ride a car around this track nothing to take away anything from danica patrick. we just want to a nice race and to return the car in one piece. >> and now here are some dedicated fansor maybe just crazy it's an annual tradition for some brewers fans known as the "arctic tailgate."


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