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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: now at eight. dramatic pictures of the destruction. as a sudden windstorm batters the bay area. nearly 1=hundred trees down in san francisco alone. >> i dont remember such a high wind and such damage >> pam: homes damaged cars crushed chainsaws and wood chippers busy all over the bay area. some relief tonight from the high winds which have been hitting that bay area. this is a live picture
looking at the bay bridge. a wind advisory has just ended for the bay area. i'm here in the weather center with kron4's jacqueline bennet. who is tracking the conditions. jacqueline? it certainly was a powerful wind event. in excess of 70 mph, 75 wind gusting at ocean beach. 62 mph in fort funston for the last 24 hours. right now the wind is calm winds, right now but it is windy in half moon bay. 23 mph right now. redwood city, 18 in hayward. and oakland. the wind
gusting in pretty strong in some locations we can see through santa rosa and redwood city. it has died down. it is definitely calm winds now but compared to earlier. modeled right now with 65 degrees. 58 in oakland temperatures are going to drop off quarter of it overnight. still breezy but nothing like what we saw today. more on that coming up. >> pam: happening right now. san francisco city crews have been busy since early this morning. just trying to get trees out of the way. kron 4's j.r stone is following the story and has more on the cleanup effort. >> reporter: right now great highway is sloat.
this is only 13 m.p.h. wind speed. however, it has been extensive. just to give you an idea of high and 6 ft. 5 in.. these tower over me. and notice these routes are sticking out of the ground. it this city park alone at least three trees. 70 ft. high came down. work crews spent the entire day using chain saws and heavy machinery. baseball teams have been transferred to a different location. in san francisco, 75 trees came down. in 40 different
locations. out here, we can see that damage. a majority of the cleanup is done but there is still minor in the next couple of days. in san francisco, j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> we have had dramatic video. this is the great highway between a 75 mph that jacqueline mentioned. it is closed between lincoln and sloat. the sand, and it is always an issue. the construction and fencing and the blowing. it is likely that this will remain closed for up the night. and in the east bay this large tree lost a huge branch. it came crashing down. this is in
pleasant hill. nearly 70 ft. and blocked the road. they had to get a chain saw to get it out of there. and in san francisco. portrero the right people to clear it and get traffic moving again. the home mentioned some damage and the roof busted on that honda. and take a look at golden gate bridge with fierce winter storms. they had to use a chain saw to topple babbittry. topple factory. tope ridgeview drive in pleasant hill. the part of the tree that
fell was almost 70 feet.it blocked the road.crews used a chainsaw to break it up and remove it. in san francisco's.another potrero. the tree split in three. on the road.on a home. and on the sidewalk. the home did suffer some damage. down at golden gate park. it was leaning after the fierce wind storm. officials used a chain saw to help get it down the rest of the way. record setting winds making for a very eventful monday across the bay area. new tonight at 8-- rising crime has one city in the east bay considering installing cameras throughout its neighborhoods. kron 4's dan kerman has more on piedmont's plans to fight crime. with residential and auto burglaries on the upswing, the city of piedmont is considering installing cameras at a dozen locations throughout the city allowing police to capture license plates of every car that crosses the border from oakland and enters piedmont piedmont police chief rikki goede says it will help officers after a crime is committed. >> i think every bit helps. >> i think it is a good idea to put the cameras and piedmont. and it is a message that we are taking steps to protect.
>> oakland has a huge responsibility to get their police for department in order. and piedmont must do what we can to make sure that the residents are secure. >> a support but does that really mean the bank for the bulk of our tax money. one half million dollars. >> some are concerned that this is not the best use of taxpayer dollars. >> i think that more officers and more patrols. >> at this amount they do not have the exact location or exact cameras that they would needmany resident support the idea still some are concerned these license plate cameras are not the best use of taxpayer dollars. dan kerman, kron 4 news. in san francisco. it is official, the power ball is available. scott rates shows us how people at a particular store were purchasing tickets at this particular lucky store.
>> the fever look at this line is it is all the way to the back in san lorenzo. employees have been printing tickets constantlyit is official! powerball is here in california. today is the first you can buy a powerball ticket anywhere in the state. and new tonight at eight. kron 4's scott rates show us how people at a particular store. were lining up to buy their ticket. powerball fever is here! look at this line! it starches all the way to the back of kavanagh liquors here is san lorenzo. employees have been printing tickets constantly, all day long. as these people want to buy their first powerball ticket here! this is a lucky store. there have been several lotto winners here in the past. people here say the biggest difference for between other lottery games and powerball is the bigger jackpot! right now the estimated jackpot for the first powerball drawing on wednesday night is $60 million, get your ticket! >> what would you do? >> retire! >> it is here in california. >> i would buy a house and
two cars. >> i would purchase a home. >> i would retire. >> if you invest in your retirement. >> i am feeling very confident. >> you need to purchase shares of something. >> will you share this? >> with me? >> shore, why not. >> the estimated jackpot is $60 million. . scott rates, kron 4. >> and what are your chances? coming up the power ball chances are 175 million to one in the same format millions. however, the 41 million to one it almost seems reasonable. super lottery is only in california the other our nation wide. dollars. mega millions is only $1 per
ticket. brighamahead at eight. the world mourns the loss of the woman known as the "iron lady" a look back at the life of one of the most memorable leaders of the 20th century. plus: the president called on congress to pass tougher gun control laws. surrounded by the families of newtown school shooting victims. and: the u-s cancels a planned missile test. while north korean leaders do their best to keep the world on edge. next. look at them kids. [ sigh ]
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>> margaret thatcher. one of the most dominant, and divisive figures of the 20th century has died. her spokeswoman says she passed away this morning following a stroke. she was a grocer's daughter who became the first female prime minister of great britain. thatcher was called the "iron lady," for her personal and political strength. thatcher was the only british prime minister in the 20th century to serve
three consecutive terms. she was 87 years old. >> the pentagon had planned to test one of its minuteman three ballistic missile tomorrow. the launch from vandenberg air force base, cancelled. officials say they don't want to do anything to increase tensions with north korea. the north koreans, on the other hand, are doing everything they can to keep the u=s and south korea on edge. the latest video shows north korean dog handlers unleashing a pack of snarling german shepherds on an effigy of south korea's defense minister. the north also pulled all 50=thousand workers from a joint industrial complex. the one=time symbol of north=south cooperation generated billions in revenue, but it also brought north korean workers into contact with the outside world. the north has moved its most powerful ballistic missiles to launch sites on the east coast.
the u=s has responded by arming its patriot anti=missile system and aiming it towards the north. at bus stops across the south, notices have gone up, identifying civil defense shelters. >> "this sign says "shelter" in korean. as part of this city's plan, is if there's a disaster, people would go into these underground parking garages. they're several stories deep, complete concrete. essentially, urban underground bunkers. >> north korean leader kim jong un has succeeded in getting the attention of the american people. a new u=s poll says 41 percent of americans now characterize north korea an immediate threat. 51 percent do not believethe crisis can be resolved by diplomacy alone. 61 percent believe the u=s *should send troops if north korea attacks the south. president obama hit the road today--traveling to connecticut to try to make the case for national gun >> pam: control legislation.just as congress
came back to washington looking to take up the issue. .emily schmidt has more. (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the newtown school shooting that took 26 lives--most of them children--prompted immediate calls for a government response. here's president obama-- nearly four months later, congress hasn't passed any new gun control laws, so the call for change is sounding again. >> we're gonna live with this for the rest of our lives, so our legislators need to >> this is not about politics this is about doing all the right things for the families that been torn apart by gun violence. >> victims spoke on 60 minutes, and one senator says he thinks their presence with the president on his monday trip to connecticut will make a difference. that picture i hope, along with the knowledge that the majority of americans,want background checks, i think will revive, reinvigorate, but also sustain that sense of momentum and urgency. most recent polls show more than 85 percent of americans
support universal background checks for guns but polls show slipping support for major gun restrictions or outlawing all guns: from 52 percent in a december cnn/orc poll in the days after the newtown shooting to 43 percent in mid-march. there are hints of talks on a capitol hill compromise , but on the record, there's this: kentucky senator rand paul and 12 colleagues sent a letter to senate majority leader harry reid monday saying they'll oppose any bill that infringes on the second amendment. the senate could take up gun control legislation this week, with an outcome less certain than the debate leading up to it. in washington, i'm emily schmidt for kron 4 news >> jacqueline: temperatures in the 60s in the '70s. it is going to stay breezy for tomorrow. not nearly as bad
as today. temperatures are also going to be rising to of the bay. into the 80s by wednesday but going back down towards the end of the week. things are dying down right now. we did have this area of low pressure that is pressing to the south and to the east. high pressure building offshore. this is what created the. with 23 mph and much more winds are more calm to the el diablo range. the areas in blue were representing wind speeds in the 20's. and
gusting conditions along the san mateo coast. and also portions of the bayshore. temperatures overnight are going to die down. temperatures will be a bit lower. temperatures in the 40's for the inland valleys. 40's for san jose. for the afternoon much warmer than today with 10 degrees warmer in most locations. '70s in mountain view, san jose and for the east the inland valleys mid upper 70's. for the east bay shores. closer to the coast temperatures in the 60s with an improvement of today. their range of low to mid upper 70's. a look at your extended forecast. warmer temperatures with a big warm up on wednesday temperatures will be widespread into the 70's for
friday and saturday. 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 kron4.com. >> the strong wind is fueling this wild fire. this is nearexperiencing pain at the pump? ventura and 84 homes have now been evacuated. hand and on a neighborhood in fillmore. this started when a down power line catching fire on a mobile home. spread the fire to this surrounding brush. you can see these flames with intense smoke. very much a fluid situation but we will keep you updated.
>> pam: here is a little bit of good news for drivers. gas prices are inching down. according to aaa. the national average is about 3- 59 for a gallon of regular. that's down more than 30 cents from this same time last year. and what you pay at the pump depends on where you live. hawaii has the highest gas prices at 4-39 a gallon. the next highest is california at 4-02 a gallon. wyoming has some of the cheapest gas at 3-35 a gallon. here's a closer look at bay area gas prices. in san francisco. drvers are paying four-dollars-11 cents for a gallon of regular gas.. in oakland and in san jose. a gallon will cost you four dollars. >> this is the first smart phone breathalyzer. coming up gabe slate tech report next.
gabe slate tech report this is the smart phone breathalyzer is agreed example of new technology that can save lives. haitian. just connect this to your smart phone >> this is a free application and is a great example. and just connected this. it can save lives. >> just take a look with.08 is the legal limit. this is a fraction of the size of
current breathalyzer is. it is lightweight. convenient. and anybody that is planning on drinking and driving should have this. this is running on a campaign and and on saturday if you can compare and you can even get this before the general public. otherwise, general purchase = $20. this is affordable. you can have this and make this great. >> there are 10,000 deaths in the united states alone. and even if we get that number in distressed tech. it ma it well worth it is drastic --. to help bring that passion and innovation. gabe slate tech report >> if you'd like to connect with our tech reporter. you can follow gabe slate on facebook, or at- gabeslate on twitter. you can also send him an e- mail, at slate- at-kron-4- dot-com.
tax day is one week away. helpful tips for you last minute filers. plus: ("closing bell") u-s stocks rebound from one of their worst weeks of the year. a look at the closing numbers. next. >> jacqueline: this live look outside. through san francisco it is still quite breezy will talk about the wind coming up in just a
>> now for a look at our top stories at eight-30. powerball is here in california. today is the first you can buy a powerball ticket anywhere in the state. at kavahagh liquors in san lorenzo. people lined up to buy tickets. right now the estimated jackpot for the first drawing on wednesday night is 60-million. >> facing a rise in residential and auto burglaries, the city of piedmont is considering installing cameras at a dozen locations throughout the city to capture the license plates of those crossing from oakland into piedmont. while the police chief doesn't believe this will prevent crime, she says it will help track down suspects once crime occurs. the city council will discuss the plan at its meeting next month. >> the great highway remains closed tonight. due to strong winds. you can see large amounts of sand blowing onto the roadway.
the closure went into effect early this morning. city officials say there's no estimated time on when it will reopen. they warn drivers that the great highway will likely remain closed throughout the the night. this is a live picture looking out at the bay bridge. jacqueline conditions fr the rest of the week. >> jacqueline: it certainly has calmed down. take a look at ocean beach earlier, 75 gusting. we can see this live look at mt. tam. still pretty gusty. 62 mph in marin county 59. san jose so certainly it was very windy out there today and it remains breezy and a number of places. sustained winds.
still very when the along the coast. but teens in redwood city for. and if you can imagine half moon bay 23 mph still some wind speeds in the 30's. temperatures are pretty mild. they are expected to take a dive. tonight, clear conditions and cooler temperatures. tomorrow will be much warmer. breezy. it is going to be hot. with full details, coming up >> this garbage continues to
pile up. >> it is going to be a mess. >> the garbage and recycling in fremont shot down last thursday. the waste is feeling the effect. check out these mattresses and household garbage waiting to be picked up. by the time the garbage trucks get here to will be two weeks worth. debris found its way along the roadway, people's lawns and even under parked cars. >> it is already a mess. my dog even smell it and it is a mess. >> homes and businesses, will not be impacted that have a normal monday- wednesday pickup. done by the end of the day.
residential homes on thursday, friday will have a service by the end of the week. there'll be no additional price for additional items. >> hollywood has lost a legend and thatis annete vunicello and she was 70.. she battled multiple sclerosis and went public in 1992. and a set of the research fund. >> legendary film critic roger ebert has also laid to rest. he died drawn thursday after a long battle with cancer. he was remembered with the mayor and his widow
called him a soldier for social justice. >> now for today's market update. they finished higher with one of the worst weeks of the year. here are the final numbers. tax day is one week away! maybe you've already spent your refund.or maybe you haven't even started. elizabeth corridan has tax tips for all the last-minute filers. >> reporter: you can't hide from the calendar any longer. april 15th is almost here! so dig out your calculator it's time to do your taxes. if you're still looking for deductions, start with your house. state and local property taxes, mortgage insurance and mortgage interest are some of the most common deductions. a home office can also be deducted.if it's really a home office. >> so if you just decide that you want to work from home on a friday for example, you won't be able to deduct those expenses as a home offwhatou can't deduct is
any loss you suffered selling your home. >> unfortunately you can't deduct the loss on a sale or a personal residence however the irs would want to tax the gain. also take into account any higher education costs or job-hunting expenses. charitable donations and contributions to a tax- deductible i-r-a are also fair game. and consider medical expenses you paid in 2012. if the amounts are large, you might want to consult a tax professional your return and payment should be mailed together and must be postmarked by april 15! for the quickest return.file electronically and opt for direct deposit. if you owe money but can't afford to pay you should still file! send what you can and work out a payment plan for the rest. the penalties for not filing are much higher than not paying. for today's consumer watch, i'm elizabeth corridan. edmonton next time you plan a trip you might want to steer clear of cuba. next
time you plan a romantic trip abroad, you might want to rethink cuba. beyonce and hubby jay-z could be in trouble with the government over their recent trip to the forbidden island nation. two republican lawmakers are asking the treasury department to look into the couple's vacation there. they're suggesting the superstar singers might have violated u.s. travel restrictions. the whitehouse spokesman says it's not the president's problem - but the treasury department. after fidel castro took power in 1959, the u.s. outlawed tourism there. beyonce and jay-z were photographed in havana last week. they were apparently celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on the communist island nation. i'm vicki liviakis kron 4 news. still ahead. a warning what's in red meat that could lead to heart disease. plus: which airline just received the top ranking. next.
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before you bite into that big steak dinner, you might want to reconsider. no it's not just the fat that is bad for your heart. it's a red meat chemical. there is a new link between red meat and heart disease, according to a new study. researchers at cleveland clinic say a compound called carnitine makes it easier arteries. if you eat a lot of red meat and your body converts carnitine into another your risk for heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. the study is published in the journal "nature medicine." a new diet claims to help you lose weight while you it's called the overnight diet. says you can lose up to two pounds overnight. according to the author, patients lost up to nine pounds in one week after the first week on a high protein food regamin. the bottom-line is sleep. if you get enough sleep the hunger hormone. critics say there's no way to lose two pounds of fat overnight. you'd have to burn up about six or seven thousand calories. the author admits, most likely what you lose is water weight. crowded flights, tight seats, costly tickets. be. but it turns out - airline quality is getting bettera new study from wichita state university and purdue university says airline performance in 2012 was the second-best, ever. the airline that's on-time the most? hawaiian airlines. no surprise there. it's usually on top because so it's rarely delayed for snowstorms or blizzards.
fewer bags are being lost. mishandled luggage is at a 25-year low. virgin america gets top although the few bags lost might be because more people are carrying their bags on. to avoid fees. but people are still finding offender. whopping 20-percent last year. fliers are mostly griping about tight seats, crowded like unplanned schedule year. largely because of the latest merger. u-s airways i'm vicki liviakis, kron 4 news. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv
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take a look at the satellite and the rider with a high pressure. keeping things clear. but the interaction of this system and the low pressure from our earlier. the storm system in the interaction of these two systems is causing gusting winds. coming out of the north and we did see 65- 70 mph still, pretty strong wind at the coast. and other than that, things have been a bit more calm take a look at the blue. that is where it will be the strongest. through the el diablo range. and along the coast and the bayshore. and for the inland valleys. it will be a bit breezy. temperatures will be
in the 40's. 40 in livermore. 70's for the south bay. and for the in the valleys where will seem that upper 70's. along the east bayshore. for the coast, 60s. 62 degrees in ocean beach. 60s in san francisco and a range for the north bay. they look a your extended forecast. still, breezy but the big story will be that they warm up. temperatures will be in the 80s. the fog is expected along the coast remember, 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 kron4.com. (male announcer):
now, the orchard supply sports report with gary radnich. this year's bay to breakers.tease 247 coverage- top fs >> what a game chris webber. the injured louisville player and these kids went back and forth at a very hectic pace. 58-54. a michigan started off hot. and louisville they never quit. tim haraway his son. i cannot say it enough. both of these felt good. hancock
had 22. it is now the final 82-76. the louisville cardinals. >> it was a great game on but michigan they have come down to the wire so much it is been in the biter. >> gary: do you think about this. >> pam: this is bank -- pink.. >> gary: when the young people like that can perform it was great to watch. louisville or the national championship. and the national championship tonight. he is the only coach to win a national to the pinch of 42 teams, kentucky, louisville. and he joined the coach and from
oakland to skyline high, gary payton. king, payton into hall of fame former warrior bernard king was elected to the naismith hall of fame today. king played with the warriors in the early 80's averaging 23 points, 6 rebs, 4 assists per game, part of a 15 year nba career with five teams oakland native gary payton was also elected to the hall of fame payton played his high school ball at skyline beeat defensive guards the nba has ever seen. as we reported last week jerry tarkanian and rick pitino also got ina great day for pitino who is coaching in the championship game against michigan and who also had a $2.7 million bonus kick in today bazemore : are do you want to try these?
>> gary: do you like those? >> there is nothing wrong with that. >> and jacqueline looks great. law and you have been back and forth between the santa cruz are you going to be back for the playoffs? >> that is the plan. i will be right back. and >> gary: are you always this could of a sport or are you fronting because of television. criminal. >> gary: everybody swears by you. we wish you nothing but the best. >> i appreciate it. >> gary: a very nice guy. and of the warriors wrap up a playoff spot tonight. the giantsgiants ring ceremony the giants got their 2012 world series rings yesterday in an interesting ceremony
the rings were delivered on a "trolly car" and presented by the cable car operators wearing white gloves there is no team that has won three championships in four years. >> this means a lot to me. to get this piece of jewelry it means that i am part of something special. it definitely means a lot. >> it is exciting for all of us. and to see what they did with the ring and it turned out great. for myself and the rest of the guys. >> gary: he was speaking
even after he gave up nine runs. we spoke about the replicas there are three different levels of these championship rings. the ones that go to the players, the second for the support staff and the 40,000 replicas for the fans. the giants are doing everything correct. the players and coaching get them diamond encrusted with the players names on themvery sweet the first 40,000 fans - that is to say almost everyone got replica rings - and pretty nice ones toothough no diamonds. >> indians manager got lost francona gets lost he was only two blocks away from his stadium. rough home opener for new cleveland indians manager first off, he got lost on the way to his home francona said he got lost three times and had to ask for directions finally and indians employee picked him up on a golf cart and brought him to the stadium the indians then got clobbered by the yankees 11- 6 final
(male announcer): now, the orchard supply sports report with gary radnich.tiger favored, $7k to go masters update tiger woods is a heavy favorite to win the masters which begins thursday in augusta georgia. tiger is a 5-2 favorite - fresh off a couple of recent wins to re-take the #1 ranking in the golf world how does tiger translate to the box office? 4-day badges were going for $7,000 this morning tomorrow's practice round, normally $50, now going for $1000 jamarcus cancels pro day jamarcus russell has cancelled his pro day which was scheduled for wednesday. russell has been working out with jeff garcia the past two months and is said to
have shed roughly 20-30 pounds russell is attempting a comeback and says he will now just work out for teams individually he was supposed to work out with cardinals receiver larry fitzgerald wednesday however, and it was canceled. louisville victorious!. [ male announcer ] the southwest airlines nationwide sale lets you go from working hard... to hardly working. ♪ big sales that help you get away. that's how we fly. act fast! these are the final days to grab flights all over the country as low as $59 one-way. hurry and book now, only at southwest.com. we are southwest. welcome aboard.