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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> on the ground and looking for cash. now at eight president obama dining with donors this hour at the san francisco mansion of billionaire gordon getty. >> stop the keystone pipeline in its tracks. we'll tell you how much it costs to get in the door. and hear what some people would say to the president. if they had a chance. happening right now-- president obama is in san francisco's pacific heights. attending a fundraising dinner at the getty mansion.
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kron 4's charles clifford is live near the home. where demonstrations were also taking place. chuck? >> reporter: the motorcade arrived less than 10 minutes ago and it was greeted by people that have been waiting all afternoon. hundreds of protesters were in pacific heights are expressing their views on a large number of topics. the controversial pipeline. it would bring additional oil south of canada. many people wanted the president to stop the project. >> climate change is going to make the plan that on the inhabitable. >> he personally knows the right thing to do is to stop the pipeline in its truck. >> the momentum is building across the country >> the protesters greeted
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the secret service and the president. this was a 32,000 per plate fund-raiser. in san francisco, charles clifford, kron 4. >> mister obama will spend the night in san francisco's intercontinental hotel in the financial district. so you can expect delays tomorrow morning on several streets surrounding the area. then the president is off to two fundraisers in atherton. the first at the home of mark heising and liz simons. this is a 32-thousand dollar-a-head brunch. mister obama will then scoot over to marcia and john goldman's home. cheapest ticket to this fundraiser is one thousand dollars. the president flies out of s-f-o.scheduled departure at 1:40 thursday afternoon.
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>> pam: right now -- another spring storm is heading into the bay area tonight. this is a live look at the bay bridge. live from our camera on top of mount tamalpais. jaqueline bennet joins us now with when the rain is expected to arrive. >> jacqueline: the rainfall is expected to arrive. clear skies, with the 70's out there today. 74 degrees in san francisco but things are changing. look at our current conditions. the sea breeze is really taking over. we are seeing cloudier conditions. the futurecast
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pinpointing the rainfall through of the bay area and also moderate for the north bay coast and east bay. by 6:00 a.m., is expected to take over 7:00 hour, fairly widespread rainfall. right in the middle of the commute time. a bit of a break along the coast but still for the delta of. we are going to timing it out on futurecast. >> pam: new at 8 the dangerous discovery of bad bolts on the new span of the bay bridge. is raising questions about whether the bridge will be safe for drivers. kron 4's justine waldman shows us what actions the department of transportation is taking. to figure out what happened and how to fix it fast. >> reporter: when bolts broke it. it created a seperation between the pieces.which you can see here. that makes the bolts useless
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in keeping the bay bridge safe during a large earthquake. an unaccetable mistake according to caltrans. the director of the state department of transportation mailed *this memo to those in charge of the new span outlining what changes he wants moving forward. to startput the contractor on notice that it must show it is in compliance with the contract. the total cost of the new span is 6-billion dollars. also, do more testing on the bolts to see what caused them to break. and identify all other parts of the bridge that came from the same supplier as those bolts and re- inspect them. those bad bolts came from dyson corp. a family-run
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company based in ohio. and while caltrans believes the bridge will open on schedulejust after labor day. the memo ends by saying the safety of the bridge is paramount. justine waldman kron 4 news. the man who was shot in the head while driving in the oakland hills on tuesday. is fighting for his life tonight. 34-year-old quinn boyer. who is a paramedic in the south bay. plunged down into a ravine after he was shot, in what appears to have been an attempted robbery. this is helicopter video from our partnership with abc 7. his blue honda was pulled from a ravine off keller avenue near hanson yesterday and and and and and rural county metro ambulance in san jose. where his co-workers are finding it difficultl to deal with the news. it was just two years ago,
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when another of their colleagues, bryan stow, was beaten at a dodgers- giants game in los angeles. ".period of time" tonight, quinn boyer remains in critical condition at highland hospital in oakland. new tonight at eight---san jose home burglaries are up, and records show that neighbors are doing something about it. kron 4's alecia reid tells us about the increase in home security systems. >> reporter: home break-ins in san jose are on the rise. in fact, vice president of bay alarm, eric taylor tells they have seen a significant jump in installations over the last year. numbers have tripled in residential homes. with the san jose police department's shortage of officers, he attributes the increase to homeowners awareness of property crimes, and wanting to protect their families taylor tells us the normal 4-6 percent increase of new customers spiked 15 percent since 2012. he says burglars will normally go elsewhere when they realize the home they are breaking into is secured.generally a thief is interested in going
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in and out as quickly as possible without being caughtand the last thing they want to deal with is an alarm. these would-be burglars ran off when they realized someone was home. they are still at large. home alarms can be installed for as low as 150 dollars. in san jose alecia reid kron 4 news. lucas arts announces. it is shutting down its' video game development division in san francisco that move has resulted in layoffs across the organization some reports say, as many as 150-jobs will be cut this comes just months after the disney corporation aquired lucas films lucas arts plans to shift to a game licensing model, in hopes of improving the quality of some of their big video game franchises. such as star wars and raiders of the lost ark ahead at eight.
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there were two lottery winners of $200,000 each. one was a fantasy 5 ticket. prize was over $200,000. the other was a mega millions in alameda. and is also worth over $200,000. no one matched all six numbers. the friday's jackpot is $50 million. >> omore threats from kim jung un. reaction from top government officials. after the north korean leader gave approval to launch strikes on the united states. and: more trouble for the carnival cruise ship that broke down in the gulf of mexico. the same ship broke free from a dock in alabama. plus. >> ".will be paying a whole lot more." a tiny airline is making big waves. by charging passengers by their weight. that's next.
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north korean leader kim jong=un ratcheting up his threats against the u=s. his army announcing today it has final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the united states, including the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. the word came just hours after the pentagon unveiled plans to deploy anti=missile defenses on the pacific island of guam. despite its string of successful missile tests, pentagon analysts do not believe north korea has the technology to launch a nuclear attack on the u=s. but defense secretary chuck hagel says the u=s cannot afford to take chances. >> we take those threats seriously. we have to take those threats seriously this is the latest counter=move: truck mounted interceptor missiles are being moved to guam. they will supplement larger defense missiles based in alaska and hawaii. both systems are designed to home in on warheads in the upper atmosphere. according to the army's former chief intelligence officer in south korea, there is not much ogf a chance we will have to use the missile defense. it's completely rhetoric right now based on what we can see into north korea, and we have incredible technical capabilities to read what the north is doing. what we don't do a
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good job is we've never penetrated their inner workings of governance, the pentagon has also sent stealth fighters, bombers and two navy destroyers to the korean peninsula. each of the warships.equipped with anti=missile weapons. and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on
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a spokesman for the fort knox army post in central kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured. kyle hodges says the shooting wednesday afternoon was near the post's human resources center. he was on his way back to the post after receiving word of the shooting. wave-tv reported the post was on a heightened security alert. >> pam: more trouble for the carnival cruise ship that broke down in the gulf of mexico for days. it broke away from a dock in alabama during high winds today. and tonight. the coast guard is searching for a missing worker who was knocked into the water when winds blew their guard shack over. a witness describes the scene. >> someone said 'oh my god look at the carnival cruise ship' it done turned sideways into the actual river and a tugboat was trying all it could to keep it in the center of the river but it ended up pinning the tugboat against the bank."
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>> pam: tug boats were used to push the ship back into place. it will eventually be moved to a terminal building. the carnival 'triumph' is the same ship where there was an engine fire this winter-- stranding thousands of passengers in miserable conditions. >> pam: samoa air-- a small pacific ocean island airline is making headlines around the world. the airline has started charging passengers. not by their seat. but by their weight. samoa air is believed to be the first airline in the world to charge passengers by how much they weigh. and passengers have mixed reviews. >> "i usually travel to pago with my son and our fares almost cost the same, which is not fair for my son, as he is much younger and smaller than me. i agree that we should pay according to our weight - it makes it fair for everyone and cheaper. / i'm trying to lose weight so if i go right now it will be quite expensive so i'll have to go do some training to get a cheaper fare." >> pam: samoa air introduced the system several months ago, saying it's more fair. efficient. and better for families. the airline flies between the samoas. and to other pacific countries.
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(male announcer): here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> if you hang out at civic center bart station you might notice somethings that defy logic like this man pushing his wheelchair after pushing the wheelchair though he returns and pays his fare heads downstairs and makes a phone call but at least he paid his fare this guy did something
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know as piggybacking, basically he followed a paying customer through the gate >> do you know your id number? >> no sir he claims that he just arrived from atlanta today. >> do you have anything with your name on it. he gave them a name but that name never checked out. >> in order for us to give you a ticket we have to know exactly who we are giving the ticket to.o he asked for a break saying. >> i would never do it again >> if i were able to identify you then maybe i coul.d so first he claims he had a californa id but when asked what his address was. >> east 12 street .i'm thinking i trying to make sure it's the right address. >> now listen to this. >> mr brown the state of california says they have never head of you, that because i'm from georgia . so now officers are not sure what is name is or for that matter where he is from. >> i'm telling you told me, californa id california
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says eric who so now you're saying you have a georgia id. after going back and forth trying to figure out who this man is when it turns out it was written on his arm. >> would that be possibly the id that you had under california id, that a no so it that your first name no why because i have a name tattoeed on my arm the one of the officers asked the magic question. >> do you have a felony warrant for your arrest are you on probation or parole? turns out he did have a warrant and was on probation. he was issued a 250 fare evasion ticket and given a warning to get the warrant taken care of he added money to this bart ticket. >> ok bart you got me. and was sent on his way. at civic center bart station stanley roberts kron 4 news. >> veno >> pam: if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e-mail us at 'people behaving badly' at kron- four-dot-com.
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>> pam: now for a look at our top story tonight. president obama is in san francisco tonight. attending several fundraisers. he landed at s-f-o at five- 30 tonight. and was quickly wisked away. president obama will spend the night in san francisco's intercontinental hotel in the financial district. tomorrow he will attended two fundraisers in atherton. tonight however, he was greeted by protesters mainly with the keystone pipeline expansion. >> he is scheduled to fly out of san francisco tomorrow afternoon. another spring storm is heading into the bay area tonight. this is a live look at the bay bridge live from our
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camera on top of mount tamalpais. jaqueline bennet joins us now with when the rain is expected to arrive. >> jacqueline: you would have never guessed it with today we had a such sunny skies and warm temperatures. nearly 80 degrees in sunnyvale. 78 in antioch. and 70's in oakland in san francisco 69-in oakland. however, big changes with temperatures dropping off dramatically. 40's and 50's. 53 in richmond and redwood city. that cool marine air is filtering and. the clouds are pushing and and the rain is just offshore. kind of to the north but it will continue to press the east slowly overnight. early tomorrow is when there rainfall will begin. widespread light showers.
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there is of moderate rainfall and for your morning commute. here comes that rainfall that timing is not that good. 6:00 a.m., moderate but widespread. we will time it out on futurecast coming up. developing tonight. >> pam: gun-control continues to be a hot topic for dianne feinstein. >> every time i see those faces i just say shame on us. that had previously been legal. >> to see people killed in the movie theaters, businesses, elementary schools high schools, movie theaters shopping malls. we
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have to say what is this country all about? >> this is already going to be difficult to pass. it will be however, past as an amendment. she says there still might not be enough votes in the senate. >> the fear is that if they vote for the bill it will not be reelected. it is that plain and simple. my vithat then the senate if they are not expected to or prepared to stand up. >> reporter: says that the power in the money of the nra and some other states like maryland, colorado and new york have passed their own legislation. dianne feinstein says that that is not a solution. >> the problem is that people operating in these weapons from other states california has a bill. a weapons coming in from the state of nevada, illinois has a bill from weapons
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coming in from mississippi. these are the problems. >> reporter: dianne feinstein also says that there is a link between the video games it is time for the manufacturers for them to police themselves and if they do not it might be time for congress to step in. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> pam: tonight to the kind o-the connecticut state has developed more measures passed today that a kludge the bands of large capacity magazines and 100 weapons that have been been previously legal. the bill now goes to the house - where it is also expected to pass. gun control is a top priority for u-s senator dianne feinstein. as kron 4's dan kerman reports. she was back in the bay area today, making a renewed push for wide ranging restrictions. before heading to the bay area. president obama - was colorado today.
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academy. he says new gun laws in example to the rest of the".dangerous people." colorado lawmakers recently checks for gun buyers and that can carry more than 15 rounds. now for today's market update. reports on the u-s economy. this just one day after the dow and s-and-p closed at record highs. numbers. the dow fell 111 points to it's worst drop in more than a month. the nasdaq fell 36 points and the s-and-p 500 fell 16 the nasdaq fell 36 points mom, i invited justin over6 for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ lets you go from working hard... to hardly working. ♪ big sales that help you get away.
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>> pam: there are so many new web and mobile apps being released during this tech boom. that start-ups are going to extremes to get your attention. the start-up behind a new photo and video sharing mobile application that's similar to instagram. paid for an airplane banner to be flown over facebook's headquarters in menlo park. it was a stunt to taunt facebook -- who now owns instagram -- and generate buzz for their app. they are running a "my last instagram" contest with awards of up to one hundred thousand dollars in cash. kron 4's tech reporter gabe
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slate shows us how it works. >> reporter: this is where the tech boom that we are experiencing gets interesting and more aggressive. there are so many applications with the social media they have to go big to get your attention. this is similar to mr. gramm it has some " feature that is to grab does not feature like the ability to share video. however, it has some other features that are similar to a instagram.... however some others say that it is better than instagram. and this contest is my last instagram... they are calling this for the contest, touting the $100,000 for the best entry! there is and great
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response and one of these requirements however, is to have to give haveinstagram for 90 days, and the idea is to offload your new photos/video's...myla >> pam: coming up the cal women's first trip to the final four. in the 49ers with gary radnich coming up in >> starting on monday, at 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. you can redeem points and exclusive kron 4 items it is kind of like frequent- flier miles. just for watching us. kron 4 news at 8:00 a.m. will feature a word on the day. beginning
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phones that were so revolutionary and no soul obsolete. and in many cases, against the law but it inspires the cellular telephone. the average saw this average prototype gordon gekko... if the 1980's. and in the 1990's cellphones got very user- friendly. and got much smaller. and this was even poked fun at in the movie, as you lander. the movie zoolander.. these days, there are new types of cell phones that can access the internet,
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music and even watch movies. >> will even from one year from now you will have a phone behind your ear or even under your under, apple is about to introduce the iphone six. as of last year, six- billion cell phones were in use around the world - and cell phone service is rapidly spreading throughout developing countries. >> jacqueline: big changes in the forecast. more rain in the bay area whites spread moderate at times. impacting us with spotty showers temperatures will also take a big dive. 60's and '70's nearly everywhere. as for friday and saturday drier conditions. a slight chance of rainfall in the north bay. this live look
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outside the satellite with increasing clouds. as of this storm approaches it is taking a turn to the north. you can see it is tracking to the north and stationery. but it will slide to the east. futurecast by 2:00 a.m., some offshore activity. and it will be over the entire bay area. moderate picking up with coverage by 6:00 a.m. the timing is not very good. and it will continue for the 7:00 a.m. hour. the delta of and the bayshore. by 8:00 a.m. continuing to press itself. and to towards the central valley by 9:00 a.m. release by 4:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. is the widespread rainfall activity but that will continue by 3:00 p.m.
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showers tapered off for the commute. and drier conditions rainfall totals will largely be under one- half inch in most locations. fast forward we can see one- half inch in san francisco and oakland, hayward, one- third in fremont and san jose. as we make a look at our afternoon showers just traces. for the rest of the bay. but the one exception is the north bay hills. one- half inch at elevated train new the coast. additional 1 in. of rain fall expected. as for the sierras. low snowfall levels will be very high and drop at 7,500 ft.. and dropping at below 7,000 ft. on saturday. we could get a couple of inches of snowfall. the highest levels for the ski resorts but
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nothing significant. dry and saturday but the north the chances on saturday. a slight chance of showers and dry, warm weather with next week. and right now, let us check out your new report. and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on ♪ >> gary: could evening, everybodyasomugha introduced the 49ers introduced their new corner back nnamdi asomugha today in santa clara asomugha signed a non
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guaranteed contract worth $1.6 million which could reach $3 million with bonuses.again, none of it is guaranteed asomugha was a standout with cal and then the raiders before signing a 5- year, $60 million deal in philadelphia - who cut him two months ago >> asomugha: i always had a ina motive to play. but i sometimes have a chip on my shoulder. with putting the money aside and the other stuff i just want to get on the field and play. i am excited. >> gary: the bottom line is that how much did he have left? the 49ers announced that candlestick sold out the 49ers final season at candlestick park is sold out just hours after the final hours. they are hoping that
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it could be laid january. but it will be demolished. it could be late-january. >> pam: i would say that a lot of people have so many memories they are going to want something from candlestick. >> gary: that would be funny if there would be still people in the stands. >> jacqueline: it is sol takes so long -- to get out of that candlestick park land from the smiles to this, this rutgers coach number of single game tickets will be released to the public later this month through ticketmaster the 49ers are of course moving to santa clara in 2014 - and that stadium is already more than 75% sold candlestick will be imploded following the niners final
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rutgers coach fired vo/sot >> pam: rutgers was forced to fire their head basketball coach >> gary: mike rice today, one day after this shocking video was released showing rice grabbing and pushing players, throwing balls at them and cussing at them >> there is no explanation or excuse for what is on those films. and i will tell everybody who has believed in me that i'm deeply sorry for the pain of a hardship that i have caused. >> the athletic director saw the video three months ago, but just suspended rice at the time here's rice apologizing crabbe leaves cal for the nba >> gary: remember, pam! [laughter] >> that does nois not how i
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operate! maybe you, gary. >> gary: i do not mind people saying that not as good as i think i am but they say that one person the set that and you'll act like you are 7 ft. tall with talent. ! >> pam: it is difficult for children to get flak from coaches. >> gary: allen crabbe is leavng cal to enter the nba draft. the pac-12 player of the year had one year of eligibility left with the bears. crabbe averaged 18.6 points-per-game his junior season. he is 10th on the school's all-time scoring list and his 15.7 scoring average is 12th all-time at cal. he was also the conference's freshman of the
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year in 2011. crabbe projects as a late 1st to early 2nd round pick in the nba draft. cal women cal women's basketball is headed to it's first final four in school history after beating georgia monday night next up is louisville sunday which is sunday at 3:30pm in new orleanslouisville beat baylor and tennessee to get to the final four today, right to left, laysha clarendon, brittney boyd, coach lindsay gottlieb and mikayla lyles met with the media to talk about the experience >> of course for want to experience the moment. and it would not be how we operate i have the big believer that college athletes should enjoy the experience. and the journey. >> the entire experience has
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♪ cuban told reporters that if griner is the best player available, "i will take her." the 6-foot-8 griner is the second-leading scorer in women's college basketball history but at only 180 pounds it seems a stretch to think that she could physically compete in the nba. but cuban said he isn't
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opposed to giving her a chance adding that she'd sell out a few games. and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get headlines and live traffic. it's on comcast 193 and you can also watch it live on
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