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the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. >>news at 6. it's really this
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is a big a big hassle now we have to go through all of this. >>now it's 6 another night of no power for thousands of pg and e customers as the villa tea company continues its second night of planned power outages because of the high temperatures. strong winds low humidity leading to high fire danger. >>right now we are under red flag warning that last until 11:00am tomorrow morning and heat advisory is in effect until 9 o'clock tonight. thanks for joining us tonight, everybody, i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus according to the utility that shut off is forecasted to affect about 53,000 customers. >>over at least 24 counties in california take a look this is the latest pg and e outage map the areas highlighted in yellow are impacted actually the areas in pink are impacted. yellow and green just indicates regular outages for a variety of reasons but we're talking about here this
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preemptive shut off that is the pinkish purple you see right there parts of the peninsula. the south bay. parts of the east bay, including a section of the oakland hills affected as well as portions of the north bay and napa solano and sonoma counties, some power is starting to be restored in parts of the santa cruz mountains we're waiting for an update from pg and e they are going to have a press conference as soon as that begins we will take you there live. meanwhile, we're also under a statewide power alert that ends at 10 o'clock tonight because it's so hot kauai is so officials are urging people to avoid using any extra lights and large appliances that would consume lots of energy they say keep the ac to 78 steve coverage tonight kron four's dan kerman is in napa county where residents are on edge, but first our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is tracking the dangerous conditions prompting these fire concerns, it is been whipping around the bay area, especially over the mountain tops just what we're
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concerned about and red flag warnings continuing until at least 11 o'clock in the morning. >>tomorrow, but i think those winds may not subside until early tomorrow afternoon expecting more gusts of 3045 miles per hour maybe some gusts as high as 50 across the mountain tops and the air is so dry hot temperatures settling in now that air is extremely dry dangerous fire conditions between now and then here's a look at some of the that we saw across all of our peace today we had a gust to 65 miles per hour mount saint alina mount diablo you're looking at a 57 mile an hour gusts. them 53 blackhawk to 58 miles an hour healdsburg the 52 the oakland hills to 38 miles per hour. certainly those kind of winds should the fire got started extremely dangerous fire conditions if that were to happen. high pressure overhead right now it will continue to sit there for at least another day, least through the middle of the day tomorrow we're going to see more of those offshore winds some very gusty winds indeed, and that will continue all of the coastline. but i think the focus of these winds going to
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be in the north bay tonight, that's where we'll see some heavier winds the winds now subsiding just a little bit but again picking up overnight again tonight those gusty winds developing you start to see some purple some of the red those winds gusting over 40 miles an hour. maybe some 50 mile an hour gusts over the mountain tops nothing like going to subside maybe late tomorrow morning then pick up again in the middle of the day only to finally go away by the time we hit tomorrow afternoon with a little bit of a sea breeze will back along the coast guys. all right. thanks lawrence will customers in 7 bay area counties are being affected by these preemptive power shutoffs and among the counties with the largest number of outages napa county and that's we find kron four's dan kerman with the very latest. >>west of the napa river these calistoga homes have been without power since wednesday evening. >>and will likely not get power back until sometime friday at the earliest. i believe in like when it goes on you know, but many here have been through the shut offs numerous times before so they're prepared. some have generators and despite the inconvenience they understand
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the fire risk and see it as a fair tradeoff. >>if this leads to like another like glass and suddenly better to have power for 2 days and be gone for like a week or so pacific gas and electric looks at numerous factors when deciding whether or not to turn off the power. one of them is a forecast of extreme heat. another is the chance of strong winds. >>when gus over 45 miles per hour wind speeds over 25 miles per hour in our weather stations or pg weather stations on not lena did record 65 mile per hour wind gust last night east of the napa river which includes most of downtown calistoga the power is still on. >>thanks to this microgrid or bank of generators. we are open and we're going to have a season and we have lots of products coming in and we would love to see people from the kelso still word of the shutdown coupled with the red flag warning has the streets of the downtown and the store's relatively empty.
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there's been relatively slow today there's not been that many people in town. >>here in napa county pg any had originally forecast 9200 pg e customers would have their electricity cut. however as it turns out just 5,000 are without power. and that apple valley dan kerman kron 4 news. >>all right well happening now pg needs giving an update on the power shut offs for tonight, let's listen more details on that in just a moment. >>for now though i do want to emphasize that turning off power to our customers is not a decision that we take lightly he scs events or 2 of last resort for us. we use this for weather events that are so severe that people safety their lives their homes and their businesses may be in danger we really want to thank you for your patience and your understanding through this and with that we want to move on to the weather update, let's start with our meteorologist scott strenfel scott what we've seen over the last 24 hours.
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>>so thanks lindsay yeah as previously communicated briefings here. you know we were talking about the dissuade would come with 2 waves of whether essentially we're expecting the first last night into this morning. with a little bit of a lull in between about in a hour period of law. >>on the winds and then a second peak of the winds overnight tonight into tomorrow morning and so basically have gone through the first wave of the events in on the screen here is some of the conditions that we saw across our territory. you know i i was monitoring the weather and all of our 900 weather stations that we have as well as multiple 100 weather stations available from the national weather service and remote automated weather stations in the seeing as many weather stations, gusting over 50 miles per hour 55 in this event but some of the peak wind gusts that we recorded are shown here on this slide and so in sonoma county on
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mount saint we recorded a gust to 65 miles per hour. in butte county we saw gusts of 58 miles per hour and then in contra costa county this is that footprint is just south of mount diablo we saw some peak us they were quite 60 miles per hour. there's winds mixing down from the peak of mount diablo. and so as i as i mentioned we're now past the first kind of wave of the weather in our kind of straddling in between you know monitoring the weather and also forecasting for this second wave that we're going to have overnight. and so we expect the winds to ramp up again in about 06:00pm this evening. starting across the north and they'll be coming through the north bay moving down the west side of the sacramento valley and we'll get some breezy winds. moving through the bay area as well as the northern kind of peninsula area. and those winds are expected to remain gusty. overnight till about 10:00am and by we should see the winds on the decrease and
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instead will begin to start issuing a weather all clears when it's safe to do so dependent on weather station observations to begin the restoration process and so what you see on the screen is the red flag warnings that are that are a publicly available in issued by the national weather service. they're going to remain in effect through this second wave of weather that we're going to experience overnight tonight into tomorrow morning and the national weather service is indicating with this and we'll see potential wind gusts, 55 miles per hour. with relative 10 to 20%. during that time frame and then you know i was watching the conditions on the ground today and during the day today we saw a relative humidities generally you know dropping into the teens to some locations in the single digits, so it's just you know there there's some really critical conditions out there fuels are drying out and they're justovery susceptible to any fired mission just given levels of dryness that
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we're seeing and that's expected to continue through the events then even when we start restoring tomorrow afternoon. i just want to you know reiterate we still need to remain very you know not only did you need but that all of our communities because fired mission, russ is going remain high. even though the out of the peak of the event so today we've also collaborated with other forecast other agencies that we monitor also indicating that this will be a high-risk period lasting through lasting through tomorrow. beyond that time we do expect fair weather to return. you know about midday tomorrow k we've been listening happy jeannie giving another press about the power shut off. >>that really related to all the winds that are that are kicking up right now, especially i actually at this hour breezes that are coming into the bay area there were some gusts hitting that some of the the higher elevations of up to 65 miles per hour so
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very dangerous conditions out there for wildfires. yeah, obviously the heat in the low humidity and spect it hasn't rained in what 5 or 6 months so they're saying that they hope to have power restored. >>by 10 o'clock tomorrow night. they expect the worst of the wind to be overnight tonight and end at some point tomorrow morning. so that's where we stand will continue to listen in to that press conference monitor things and if there's information that's relevant we'll break in and bring it to you meanwhile, mentioned the heat santa clara county has opened cooling centers for the heat wave that we're experiencing some of them are open right now others will. reopen tomorrow after having close you can see the list here in your screen centers in cupertino milpitas mountain view, santa clara and sunnyvale we have a complete list of them and their operation hours on our website kron 4 dot com. one boulder creek residents power had to be shut off last night despite his claims of cooler temperatures in his neighborhood has kron four's
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rob fladeboe reports now all but. >>about 600 pg e's customers impacted by the shot officer back on across the santa cruz mountains. >>one of pg and e's helicopter crews was inspecting transmission lines here in the san lorenzo valley thursday afternoon. shot off wednesday night into this morning for roughly 5,000 customers across the santa cruz mountains among those without electricity for a time here on rebecca drive lien bonds went out this morning time 1030. >>my kids are on a zoom call for school don't think often and i no power. >>business is slow and resource centers like this one where impacted people can find water snacks and power to charge phones and other devices about a 1000 fewer customers than anticipated actually lost power and most of those were back online by midday thursday said pg and e
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spokeswoman myra to estado by phone we have to come today we have been able to restart the rich are getting >>have a bow. about how our pt cruiser with the burn scar from the recent czu lightning complex fire looming over town. boulder creek caught a break said one resident. although helicopters buzzing overhead was a bit unnerving for some amid worries about the continuing fire weather. >>despite the heat marber cali was enjoying the morning on her front porch. pleased that she could step inside and enjoy the air conditioning if need be and the wind really never showed up so we're i'm very thankful that they did not turn off the power one time a few years ago. >>they did turn off the power when the wind did not come they had warned us they turned it off and then we never had any wind and that was that was rather irritating. but this
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time. they they would literally they waited until whether or not the wind came and when the wind didn't come they left the power on the genie tells me that all of those impacted by this latest p s p s here in the santa cruz mountains. >>can expect to have their power restored either by late tonight or tomorrow morning in boulder creek rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >>by the way make sure to download the kron 4 app for the latest power shut off developments and to download the kron on app to watch the latest news briefings you can find both apps on your phone's app store. coming up. this e-mail in the east bay, what is being done to find said stolen mail with election day just weeks away. >>plus confirmation hearings for supreme court nominee judge amy coney barrett wrapped up today, why some democrats are calling the entire process rushed an unnecessary and thousands of people are still without power in the bay area, those preemptive power shut offs will hear from fo (garage door opening) it is my father's love... it is his passion- it is his fault he didn't lock the garage.
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any sent out notices earlier in the week. >>a warning about a looming public safety power shutoff still shay on is frustrated, we're not in a fire danger area, he's upset because his home is miles away from the mountains which are prone to wildfires size of that. 2 blocks over there and they're against the hill there on our >>i understand the temperatures reach the 90's by the early afternoon and the wind gusts picked up but never becoming strong it's clear fires present a danger for the whole state but neighbors in walnut creek which there was an alternative to pg and e's plan and potentially losing power for 3 days, they were good they can and often does strap hanging on that big fun. >>they were going be facing. >>pg and e's set up a community resource center at nearby harbor park but most neighbors opting to take care of themselves
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>>and do it that way versus going near them, i'm glad the tonight and hope that within the next day the power is restored in walnut creek phillipe djegal all kron 4 news all right since felipe was i in san jose little earlier looks like we're going to take a live shot now from a. >>our camera according to the direction of woman creek in the east bay. >>chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with your 4 zone forecast a lot say their guys so what today was not only do we see gusty winds, but the heat, it was something else records falling across the bay area richmond you had a record of 93 degrees oakland 92 that was a record canfield you checked in a 91 to record how about half moon bay that is impressive you get some lows down slow boil and you can certainly see some very strange weather around the bay area's the air tumbles down toward the coastline seeking all the way to the ocean warmed up all the way to 90 degrees in half moon bay. that's impressive. >>up toward the coastline, san
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jose and tied a record of 94 lot of these temperatures well we may see similar numbers tomorrow in fact may see a few more records fall. we've got a heat advisory up again even along the coastline where people usually see those temperatures they like the cool weather out toward the beaches but you're going to the 70's and 80's maybe some 90's in half moon bay tomorrow inside the bay of course you can see hot numbers 80's to mid 90's in the santa clara valley, east bay upper 90's in a place like livermore pleasanton then you get inside the bay you're going to be close to 90 degrees and hayward i think tomorrow similar to oakland temperatures there possibly in the mid-nineties hot in contra costa county, those temperatures a low to about the upper 90's by tomorrow afternoon. and in the north bay, some very hot temperatures tomorrow. i think you may see numbers near triple digits in some of the interior spots you get to saint lena get an app and those temperatures really going to heat up with some downslope winds along the coastline in them are in, but you've got some hot temperatures along the coastline, beautiful weather if you're surfing like get out
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the beach temperatures running there in the 70's and low 80's at stinson beach get the you're up in the 90's the bottle may be closer to a 100 degrees by tomorrow afternoon. well thank you lawrence well mail theft is on the rise here in the bay area police in an east bay city say. >>there appears to be a link to the pandemic and it is especially concerning given the emphasis on mail in voting for the november election. yeah investigators tell kron four's haaziq madyun how a network of cameras. >>is helping police track down mail theft suspects. >>you're looking at photos of to melt that suspects being arrested by san ramon police. investigators say the pair targeted maitboxes in multiple cities across the east bay, so we recovered stolen mail from our victims from this prior week as well as. >>residents from within danville walnut creek and the lay of the arrest happened within days of the actual crime as a result of the suspect's vehicle being recorded by a residential surveillance camera
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represented by the green dot you see here on this map. the cameras part of a 280 citywide volunteer civilian camera registry, san ramon police captain carrie goldberg says that the vehicles information was given to police departments in the tri valley area who then use their own police network of license plate reader cameras to track down the suspects vehicle and they'll head and with that vehicle into our camera system. and we received the alert when it entered our city the suspects were arrested a short time later investigators say there appears to be a connection to the rise in bay area melt that crimes and thieves targeting people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus and are waiting for their unemployment checks to arrive in the mail since the pandemic began and since the checks started being mailed out. >>you know identity theft was on the rise as well as note that if you are resident and would like to register your home surveillance cameras with the police department they
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would love to hear from you to my register, i mean to simply let us know that you have a camera and the ability to let us know something strange happens it in their neighborhoods haaziq madyun kron 4 news. >>coming up tonight at 6.45 we hear from the homeowner concerned about how the glass fire is still burning in napa county and crews. she said may feel breaks for wildfires recently and right now they are littered with downed trees right near her house. >>i'm morgan wright in washington coming up the white house and congress remain at
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>>senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced earlier this week, the upper chamber will vote next week on a smaller relief bill worth 500 billion dollars kron four's washington correspondent morgan wright reports on the outlook of that bill and the hopes of some lawmakers to get something more meaningful done for americans. >>senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he plans to bring a 500 billion dollar targeted covid relief bill to the senate floor next week by a nose has not only aware jermont senator patrick leahy says the bill doesn't do enough to provide relief. >>nothing on taking care of people who call it does not guarantee their health care bill would include funds for unemployment assistance schools and more money for small businesses but fall short of democrats demands. rhode island senator sheldon
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whitehouse says democrats want a deal but need a consistent negotiating partner the republican side. >>it's all fractured and arguing with itself and that makes it really hard for democrats republican senator john kennedy wants democrats to do more than simply reject their offer. vote to proceed that bill. and then we'll start amending it. it was passed something. president trump says congress should go big on their next covid relief bill. but treasury secretary steven mnuchin doesn't expect any agreement soon getting something done before the election and executing on would be difficult the white house has introduced its own one 0.8 trillion dollar offer but only house republicans appear to support it i think the american people would want anything to have to go for house minority leader kevin mccarthy says house speaker nancy pelosi. >>is holding relief factor own members the democrats have asked her to take this deal reporting in washington, i'm morgan wright. >>still ahead president trump and democratic nominee, joe
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biden both holding their own town hall events on the night of what would have been their second debate. we'll bring you the latest in just a couple minutes less may soon be a way for you to receive a covid test a new way the major retailer that is using drones to deliver kits and next at 6.30 we'll bring you a live report from capitol hill on how the last day of hearings for supreme court nominee judge amy coney barrett
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