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for starting your day with us. i'm darya and i'm james and we're waking up on this tuesday morning to some pretty bright conditions out there. the sun is already out. it's going to be a day today have tomorrow it's got certainly going to be warm 01:00am. already begun shore. >> i have enough water to last through the day. hopefully you're doing the same. a live look outside right now at the east bay hills. clear skies, beautiful day to start off. okay. radar shows us no rain on tap for us. that's the same situation for tomorrow highs. just how warm is it going to get if you're in the inland areas, we're going to temperatures in the 80's today along the coast in the 60's currently right now, not that hot yet, but we're anticipating that warm up in the south bay mid to lower 50's pollo out to your 46. oakland, alameda there. hey, we're 47. 48 46. and along the coast mid to lower 40's. so we're tracking that warm up. it's on the way. how long is it going to stay around? we'll have that coming up in just a
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few minutes. tara gyms, back to you. ok, thank you very much. rain. a quick check of the roads. pretty standard commute for you this morning. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see there is a backup. >> that extends to the foot of the maze. but it's nothing more than usual. you'll get there eventually. just give yourself the normal amount of time from here. let's go to the san mateo bridge. once you're past the toll gates, it's an easy ride on the span. that's what you're looking at here with those tail lights, the traffic moving away from the camera heading out towards the peninsula. that's the commute direction this morning. it is a little bit of a slow and go situation at the richmond center fell bridge toll plaza on west bound 5.80. but again, once you're past the gates, you're making good time into the north bay. and then for our north bay commuters heading down one on one across the golden gate bridge in san francisco. as you can see, there's still at 71, hardly any traffic. so get out now. >> 71 right now and elite opinion from the supreme court has ignited a firestorm of controversy over abortion rights. yeah. apparently the majority of the court
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>> is thinking about overturning roe v wade. if >> this leaked draft is to be believed both sides of the issue came out. they are protesting on both sides last night. as you can see. >> and we have a report now. >> the court's official decision is not expected until this summer, but a lead to legal document released by politico says the justices will overturn roe versus wade clearing the way for restrictive abortion laws and outright bans. >> shock waves over the anticipated abortion ruling sent people rushing to the steps of the supreme court. i'm disgusted. i'm here out of grief and out of mourning as very exciting people who worked. >> for a lot of years, but a lot of money into this. but a lot of hours, a lot of prayer has gone into this late monday night, politico released a leaked draft of an opinion written by justice samuel alito and dated in february. in it, he writes, rowe was egregiously wrong from the start. its reasoning was exceptionally weak and the
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decision has had damaging consequences in the 98 page document says the court will reverse the constitutional right to an abortion that it created nearly 50 years ago. it just us to think that roe was wrongly decided that there is no constitutional right in the united states constitution to abortion. >> and that the matter is to politics of individual states. it's not certain that this draft will be the final decision of the court opinions often change over the course of the drafting process. and we have not independently verified that the leaked draft is authentic. >> but if it is the power to control abortion access will shift to the states and likely lead to bans in several conservative >> the leak of this draft is unprecedented. breaking with the tight lips, tradition of the court law professor john myers caused the breach disturbing, took it upon themselves. >> to try shape history by prematurely releasing an opinion on such a momentous issue. many pro choice advocates are calling on congress to take action to
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protect abortion rights speaker nancy pelosi and senate leader chuck schumer did release a joint statement condemning the expected ruling, calling it an abomination. >> but they didn't say whether they plan to take any legislative action in washington. i'm hannah brandt. >> governor and other local lawmakers are taking action. they say that a fight to protect reproductive rights in following that side of this very intricate story. sarah. >> that's right. within the last 10 minutes president biden released an in-depth response to that league supreme court report. take a got the full statement on our website. you can see this. the president said in part, quote, if the court does overturn roe, it will fall on our nation's elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman's right to choose and it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials in november. already
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our elected officials in california are working to protect the right to abortion. take a look at what governor gavin newsom said when his reaction to the goes report saying in part, quote, this draft opinion is an appalling attack on the rights of women across this country. and if it stands, i'm furious that my own daughters and sons can grow up in an america that is less free than the one they're born into. we have to wake up. we have to fight like we will not be silenced. now the governor is working with lawmakers to build a fire wall around the right to an abortion in our state constitution. planned parenthood in the mean while says that eliminating the constitutional right to abortion would create huge issues for the organization and for people who depend on their services. gilda gonzales, ceo of planned parenthood of northern california, says she understands that this is just a draft decision, but also says it's a warning. >> this taken us all by surprise. it's been a shock.
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we're all kind of dry digested in real time. but if in fact, it the way it will go, please. this is the wake-up call that people need to have. >> planned parenthood says more than 36 million people would lose access to abortion if the supreme court overturned. roe v wade. now we've got more information on local protest abortion rights groups plan to rally outside the federal building on golden gate avenue in san francisco at 5 o'clock today, i reached out to some pro-life groups as well and the city to get their reaction but have not heard back yet. for now, i'm sara stinson reporting live in the newsroom. back to you. okay. thank you very much, sara. it's 7, 0, 6, in the east bay. violent crime continues to happen around lake merritt. >> and the latest thing that was established stabbing that was deadly over the weekend. and now one oakland city leader is calling for more parking enforcement to deter the violence. but will that be the answer? kron four's has eve menu has more.
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>> a man died after being stabbed the 1200 block of lakeshore avenue in oakland. it happened sunday shortly after 03:00am oakland police released no information regarding suspect or any possible motive. it is the 4th deadly incident in the past 6 months. that residential area that called the sat next to the lake. it is also oakland city council, president nikki fortunato bass's district. she released a statement that reads in part, quote, i'm calling for immediate action. the parking restrictions with the park is closed. let's be enforced, included ticketing and towing that will help prevent violence from the curry. a quote. >> and that means what police are there. they need to let people know the park is closed. there's no there's no overnight parking. so, you know, please move along council president bags credits previous vehicle mitigation measures in being effective in deterring unwanted activity near the lake. we're not
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dealing with an of double parking for dealing with the epidemic. >> a shooting and her and see the president of the oakland police officers association officer barry donelan takes this view of the council president's parking enforcement approach to crime prevention is a shocking disconnect between those in city hall were supposed to be in charge of this city and what's happening on the streets of oakland. yeah, we're all indoor justice system and not all police officers to respond to the calls for help from our citizens. opd officials say their dispatch receives an average of 2000 calls a day with officers prioritize in response to violent calls. >> which typically does not include calls for parking in force. but council president bassan says that it is the answer and must be done. >> it absolutely has to happen. you know, we need immediate action. we need the police departments are parking department to enforce that
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restriction on late night park parking to help prevent these type of activities has it. but you for news. >> 7, 0, 8 is the time. and police are looking for a gunman who they say shot a man at an apartment complex in union city. so this was around 2.15, yesterday morning at the park medallion apartment homes. a 37 year-old man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. police say the victim was targeted but they didn't elaborate on that. they say the shooter left the scene before they got there. so they're still looking for that person. if you have any information about this incident call san francisco police. happening today in oakland. the police department is going to be honoring 53 of its fallen officers. the ceremony starts at 9.30 this morning. it will be at the police department on 7th street. >> contra costa county a new covid strategy. it's designed to eliminate what officials call preventable deaths. health officials unveiled this plan that would redirect and or use resources like prescription medication and
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at-home tests. experts say they're focusing specifically a low income and minority communities where covid infection and death rates are the highest statistics show just 30% of the county's latino population has gotten a booster shot. and 39% of the black community has gotten the booster compared to about more than 50% of the white people who live there have gotten their boosters, their chief equity officer in the county says these disparities even transcend age. >> you're more likely to die. the community regardless of your age. then your 2 guys who are living in healthier community. >> the health department is rolling out additional efforts to reduce these deaths throughout the month, like they're adding testing clinics and for example, doing more mailers to let people know about resources. it's 7.10, right now. and still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news, a highly regarded open school
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board member suddenly quits. we'll tell you why. >> and there is a new plan now for howard terminal. a recommendation that could help keep the a's in town. ♪ ♪ (music throughout)
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>> 7.13, right now and we're talking about the heat that's going to be pouring on us, i guess. today as opposed to
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tomorrow. yes, we're not get any of that. yeah, no rain. no rain has got the forecast that morning. when a good morning. we have those clear skies today. not sure if i'm dressed appropriately for the heat that we're going to see. he's that's going to stay here today into tomorrow as well. so you can plan things today. just be mindful of that intense and that's going to be beating down on us in certain areas across the bay area. what's happening is a high pressure system moving in situated over the east of us here. and that's going to warm us up. those winds we had yesterday. those are no longer causing us any of those cooler conditions that we saw unless you're in the north bay mountains, you're definitely gusty up the air. so be mindful as you're driving highs today. if you're inland. mid 80's, 84, any out cocker out in livermore, down in the south bay to san jose. you're in the 80's morgan hill as well. and then in the east bay. so hayward fremont, oakland, mid 70's along the coast, 60's and half moon bay, san francisco. 64 up in chile
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whole around 81. so we start in the 80's today and we consistently continue to rise. so 90's by tomorrow, 70's by thursday. so you get a little break, but you have to get through these next 2 days of heat and hoping that that thursday will get warmer as the day goes on. hey, bayshore temperatures 70's today and tomorrow, 60's thursday into monday and then along the coast, low 60's into the 50's story. james. thanks a lot. liz. take a peek at the traffic because it's been crowded. still is at the bay bridge. so you do have a weight plan for that. make sure that you leave a little extra time. and the san mateo bridge was also starting to get yeah, it's a lot more crowded right now. so 15 minutes ago was the time. but it's too late for you. now. richmond center fell bridge also company, but this is rolling pretty well as it goes through the toll plaza and the golden gate bridge has been golden still isn't easy commute for you into the city. >> for your money this morning, the federal reserve's
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key meeting on interest rates gets underway today. so a lot of eyeballs on wall street are watching that and how overvalued is the san francisco housing market? i'll tell you, it's very over chain king standing by live at the nasdaq, aj. >> hi, good morning, jen. is it feels like every place is overvalued and believe in a san francisco. not the most but home affordability. nearly the worst on record as mortgage rates spike home prices soar. the average rate on the popular 30 year fixed rate mortgage started this year at about 3 and a quarter percent. and it hit yesterday just over 5 and a half percent. according mortgage news daily. now, moody's says the bay area is not as overvalued as other parts of the country. it found san francisco oakland, overvalued by 6%. san jose overvalued by 2%. compare that with boise, idaho, overvalued by 73%. well, the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its meeting this week, which gets under way today. the decision will be announced tomorrow afternoon.
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it's expected to be a half percent hike. the fed is raising interest rates to stifle inflation and some twitter executives say the 44 billion dollar deal to be bought by a long must means it risks losing advertisers and employees who may be concerned about the company's future. bloomberg reports twitter is paused hiring an app updates while the acquisition is pending and it could still fall apart. and facebook pulling out a podcast and plans to remove them all together. starting june 3rd, facebook will stop letting people at podcast to the service starting this week. it will discontinue both it short form audio products sound bites and remove its central audio hub live from the nasdaq market site. i'm jane king back to james. that's an interesting change. all right. thank you very much, jane. >> it's 7.17, right and firefighters in contra costa county were busy over the weekend that a number of fires early on sunday morning. yeah, they had one that broke out in martinez and then a 7 acre fire that broke out pittsburgh crawfords amanda hara takes a closer look at what fire officials are saying about those fires and about what
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that means for the fire season. fire officials tell me. >> they're very concerned about the fire season. they say it's only the beginning of may and things are already very dry. vegetation 'hould look like what you see behind me here. still green and lush from the wet season. but most of it is very dry. like what you see across the street here and would burn easily conditions are dangerous. >> they're getting more so day by day as the winds increase. firefighters are warning people to be prepared for wildfires. contra costa county fire. public information. officer steve hill says monday there was a vegetation fire in pittsburgh and on sunday morning, firefighters dealt with multiple fires in martinez. separately, sept are best count is 7. we first had 4 reported about one in the morning >> address men were called back out about 4 in the morning. he says they all happened in the same area around i 6 ad near the
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off-ramp at the chico boulevard. you can see in this video, some of the ground has been blackened and burned from the fires. he says the fires didn't threaten any buildings, but with winds this week, other fires may. it's. >> high time to be thinking about preparing your home, your business, the best way residents can do that is to go on to our website and review our wildfire preparation and evacuation guy. the guy reminds people to remove all dead and dying vegetation from their yard. >> she is fire resistant plants and have a roof made of composition, metal or tile. he says fire investigators are still looking into all of sunday's fire as it does appear that they were intentionally set unlikely given up 3 to 4 hour. >> time difference that they would somehow have been related other than being intentionally set >> we're still investigating. we quite frankly don't have a lot of leads because fire
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officials believe the fires here in martinez were intentionally set. they're asking anyone with any information to call the arson tip line. you can see that number right below here. they say even the smallest bit of information could help. >> in martinez amanda hari kron, 4 news. it's 7.19, coming up on the kron. 4 morning news. a new recommendation is on the table at howard terminal. that could keep the a's in town. >> we'll take a look at that. satisfies
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>> a big win for the oakland a's and those who want them to stay in oakland, a major player with a voice in the ultimate decision recommends howard terminal for the ballpark kron four's. justine waldman has more. >> we're thrilled with the staff's recommendation in what a's president dave kaval called a massive deal. the bay conservation and development commission or bc, d c the staff there recommended allowing the team's 12 billion dollar proposed waterfront ballpark to move forward. often the commissioners i really rely on the staff's expertise and knowledge to inform their vote and to have them say preliminarily that this is a positive and this is something that should move forward. >> it is quite important to
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the success of our ballpark project. >> this state agency staff wrote that removing howard terminal from the port authority would, quote, not detract from the region's capability to meet the projected growth in cargo. howard terminal is not needed for, you know, maritime operations any longer. there's plenty of other space is only 2% of the port property and there's other ports in the bay area. oakland mayor libby schaff also optimistic sending kron 4 news. the statement, today's report is great news for oakland and our region. the best use of a dormant howard terminal is to convert it into a thriving waterfront, ballpark and neighborhood. >> campbell wants fans to know despite some recent setbacks, they should feel good about the a's staying rooted in oakland. really important milestone for the project. >> and with that approval and the approval of the city council. >> we have all the necessary approvals to move forward. so it's a big deal. there are 2 dates to be watching for next when it comes to the progress at howard terminal. one is june second. that is the
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public hearing. and then june 30th is the final vote in the newsroom. i'm justine waldman. kron. 4 news and 7.24. and coming up next on this tuesday morning, continuing our coverage of the big story, the leak supreme court opinion. >> that could overturn roe v wade will see what local reaction there is this morning. 7.27, and we're
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getting ready for the heat today as sunny all over. it is yeah point you a good good example of that this morning and that sunshine is going to translate to much warmer temperatures. this afternoon we saw yesterday rain. we going to it's going to be a warm one. if you are in the inland areas. mid 80's for you. >> along the coast, 60, so much warmer than your typical used to clear skies, though, a good day to get outdoors, bring some water with you when it starts to heat up. you want to make sure you're prepared and ready or give your dogs a nice little walk today. alright, current radar shows us quiet story this morning. no dense fog to slow us down. current temperatures outside right now. so if you're leaving the house, 52 in san jose, 46 down in palo alto. 56 in alameda along the coast. still in the mid 40's, san francisco, low 50's. it's not going to stay that way for long because we're going to definitely heat up today. we'll have more on that when
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we get back. sorry, james, back to you. ok? thank you, randy. let's check the roads real quick. the bay bridge still showing us a little bit of a backup here. as you're approaching the toll plaza. >> once you're through it, though, it's a nice ride into san francisco. we're not seeing too much out there. the richmond, sandra fell bridge. it's a again, a very similar story or the san mateo, i showing a good story here on highway 92. both directions actually flowing well, no reports on the high rise of any problems or on the flat section. your 5.80, westbound right here at the richmond center fell bridge. yeah. again, the typical slow and go with the toll plaza but no major accidents that are slowing it down any more than normal. and then finally, our golden gate bridge camera. the final stop this morning where we have traffic on one southbound moving. well in the san francisco new this morning, a leak has caused an uproar around this country over abortion rights. >> and maybe the supreme court will overturning roe v wade. that seems to be the indication, at as explained are depicted in this 98 page draft ruling written by
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justice samuel alito was obtained by politico. they're the ones that have put it out there. now people are reacting to it because it appears to show that the 50 year-old constitutional right to abortion might be repealed. jennifer mcgraw has the story. >> protesters gathering at the supreme court just hours after a draft opinion is really said appears to show the high court is ready to overturn a woman's constitutional right to abortion of right. that's existed for 50 years. the opinion of the court comes as briaking news across the nation. this was not >> tinkering. well, we think that there are issues this isn't all out repudiation of the roe versus wade. >> decision, the 98 page draft opinion written by justice samuel alito saying well was egregious. lee wrong from the start. its reasoning was exceptionally weak and the decision has had damaging
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consequences, at least justice to think that roe was wrongly decided when it was decided. >> but it is without a firm constitutional basis. but there is no constitutional right in the united states constitution to abortion. and that the matter is to politics of individual states. the unprecedented leak has stunned supreme court historians and law professional saying leaks of this not only are highly unusual. >> but simply don't happen. very disturbing. >> that somebody in the court would take it upon themselves. and it's not just us did this and somebody much lower than a justice of the court will be. my guest took it upon themselves to try and shape history by prematurely releasing an opinion on such a momentous professor john myers says ultimately overturning current law could affect more than 2 dozen states states that would have the power to ban abortions and likely will planned parenthood striking back saying, quote, let's be
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clear, this is a draft opinion. it's outrageous. it's unprecedented. >> but it is not final. abortion is your right. >> and it is still historically will be in california. the governor adding that we could become a sanctuary state for women to cross state lines and funded to have the procedure. he says he's furious and we need to, quote. >> fight like. >> santa clara county supervisors are looking to invest 3 million dollars in planned parenthood. mar monte. that health center is the largest planned parenthood affiliate in the country. and since july of 2021, 80 patients have crossed state lines to get care from that facility. many of them came from texas after texas passed a law banning most abortions. if roe v wade is overturned, planned parenthood mar monte says its patient numbers will surely go up and this funding will help them prepare for that. are preparing.
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>> across our affiliate to see 2 to 500 additional patients a week coming from out of state, at least 26 states are poised to ban abortion. this current landscape is exactly why planned it needs to expand in both size and services. >> the 3 million dollars to be invested would be used for expansion and renovation of 2 of planned parenthood morrow monte health centers, the santa clara county board of supervisors. he's going to vote on the plan today. >> well, in oakland, a school board member has abruptly resigned her position and has decided to move out of the bay area before leaving shot. gonzales is not a scathing comment for the school board and the teachers union kron four's. dan kerman has details. we want to send people to be willsng to serve their communities. we have to treat them decently oakland school board member shot. the gonzalez says she's not been
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treated well. >> and has now quit the board effective immediately and will be moving out of the bay area. and in a public posting late blaming her fellow board members and the teachers union 5 to choose. >> between serving my and feeling safe and like i can support my mental and physical health. i i choose my mental and physical health and i hope that everybody would make that same decision. gonzales is favorite school closures and she says that's led to demonstrations outside her home. >> and allegations of racism. this is abuse. these things that are happening are abuse. >> and i hope that everybody, if they're feeling that they're being abused, if they're feeling unsafe in their communities would make the same decision. >> she's attacked school communities for closing them, threatening to close so that, of course, is going to be some pushback from people, teachers who staged a one-day protest over school closures taken solace has been unwilling to listen. >> or come up with fresh
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ideas. just know this is what we're going to do is how we'r> going to do it. i'm in this position is i know better. and parents center district say they won't be sorry to see her go either. anybody who doesn't have my view doesn't need to go. but someone who's disrespectful and was not even willing to listen to. >> community's point of view, definitely needs to go. gonzalez term expires in january of next year. the school board will need to decide now whether to appoint a replacement or call for a special election. >> dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> happening today, matt haney is going to be sworn in as the new 17th district assembly member in sacramento. he was elected to the state assembly in a special election last week with 62% of the vote. the ceremony starts today at 10 and then after he's sworn in, he'll serve out the rest of former assembly member david choose turn. and then he will be on the june primary ballot november general election ballot as he runs to represent the new 17th assembly district for a full two-year term. the
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fda just announced a plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in the u.s.. but the move is raising concerns about the negative effect. it could have on minority communities. it is being called the most aggressive action against the tobacco industry in history and supporters of the ban say it's going to save lives by lowering smoking rates across the board, but not everybody thinks it's a good idea. guy, bentley with libertarian think tank reason foundation says enforcement efforts for this ban could hurt minority communities. >> that means prohibition of this product means any law enforcement to combat the illegal market will be concentrated.
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