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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> the next district attorney but the city and county of san francisco, brooke jenkins. >> now it's 6 san francisco mayor london breed announcing who will be san francisco's interim district attorney brooke jenkins, one of the leading voices in the fight to recall chase abboud ain. she will now have the job. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne. i'm moore. that decision caps a period in which the mayor says she had countless conversations with people about. >> who should service district
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attorney in the end, she chose the person, she says, quote, stood out the most in the field of candidates voice. catherine heenan is in our newsroom tonight with more. catherine. >> yeah, well, there was some suspense here since several high-profile names were in that mix. but the mayor chose the woman considered by many people to be face of the recall campaign. brooke jenkins worked in a chase of buildings, offices, deputy da when she left or was not quietly. she joined the recall effort becoming one of blue jeans, loudest and most visible critics in her just a little while ago. she made it clear that is da. she says she will be doing things very differently. >> your next district attorney. we'll reach store accountability and consequences to our criminal justice system here in san francisco. violent and repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to victimize our city without consequence. hate
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crimes will no longer be tolerated. our asian community can no longer. continue to live in fear of being attacked simply because of who they are as they go about their daily lives in this city. >> political analyst michael yaki shared his reactions to this choice, including the fact that it is possible. we don't know yet, but it is possible. we will see brooke jenkins facing off against her old boss chase in november. >> i would think that one he's probably looking this point. it has. it's certainly a very personal affront to someone left his office, campaigned against him. it didn't really surprise me, although if you if you want to know exactly how the mayor stood on the recall, i think that appointing one of the faces of the recall kind of tells you everything you need to know. but this is so much too eu has, i think, has the support of a voting machine, which was the recall effort. someone who
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is prosecutorial is going to be who who left office because she wanted it to be tougher on crime. all the things that were part of what this recall manner with 55 percent and more of the just don't want to see in the da's office because they're concerned about crime and safety in san francisco. >> and again, brooke jenkins will have run again in november, even if she wins in november, she will have to run again in 2023 if she decides to seek a four-year term, but she will have an important ally as michael's pointing out. and mayor london breed and the big voting machine that represents ken and pam. >> catherine, thank you for that. san francisco police chief bill scott congratulated brooke jenkins in a tweet. he said, i know, brooke, to be a person of principle and integrity. i wish her success and i'm looking forward to working closely with her to ensure the safety and security of everyone in san francisco. a scary day at a starbucks in
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the south bay after a car came crashing through the santa clara county sheriff's department says 2 people were injured. more than is live in cupertino tonight with the latest on exactly what happened here. dan. >> well, ken and still quite a scene here and still a quite a bit of cleanup. it's going to have to take place at this starbucks on homestead road here in cupertino. as you can see, a lot of broken glass here. some broken tables, couple of construction workers right now surveying the damage. they're going to have to be a boarding up this place here in just a short while. but we want to take you back to what happened around noon today. if you take a look at this video actually shows the blue bmw that smashed into storefront the driver was not injured, but we have learned that 2 people who were inside the store were injured still not known whether they were employees or customers. those victims were taken to the hospital. it's unclear what condition they're in. as for the driver, they are cooperating with
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investigators. this starbucks here is a popular but small shopping center in cupertino. customers telling us they were surprised to find the store with all of this damage. >> it was a little shocked, right, because i'm expecting to happen in your neighborhood. now it's going for walks up to safe. but the noise today was about. >> i just hope everyone's okay. it's scary. i know accidents happen but the play everyone okay. >> back out here live again. as you can see, a lot of damage still at this, a starbucks store that needs to be cleaned up a significant amount in terms of the glass that was broken here. again, there are a couple of crews out here getting ready board this place up. i'm still trying to figure out what caused this crash. what caused the driver to crash into the starbucks santa clara county sheriff's office. of course, is investigating this crash. and as for the store itself, as we mentioned, a significant amount of damage here. so it's still unclear when it's going
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to reopen. the customers are going to have to maybe look elsewhere for the time being to get their coffee fix. that's the latest here live in cupertino. dan thorn kron, 4 news. thank you, dan. >> saying in the south bay, prosecutors said that patients investors have been defrauded today. a verdict has been reached in the trial of the former president of the now defunct theranos company. the second of 2 people involved in this case, four's charles clifford has details. >> balwani, the former coo of theranos has been found guilty of 12 counts of defrauding investors and patients. he now faces potentially decades in prison. thursday afternoon, romesha ball one. he walked out of federal court in san jose, but his time as a free man is coming to an end moments earlier, a jury found that one guilty of 10 counts of federal wire fraud and 2 counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. he showed little emotion as the verdicts were read. now faces up to 20 years in prison. >> his conviction comes 6 months after former theranos ceo elizabeth holmes was also
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found guilty of 3 counts of criminal wire fraud. and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. both holmes and balwani were accused of defrauding investors. >> and misleading patients by claiming that their company theranos had created blood test that could quickly diagnose a variety of ailments. in reality, the company's tests were unreliable following thursday's verdict, stephanie hines, the united states attorney for the northern district of california, said she believed that justice had been served. we are gratified. by the jury's hard work and a 10 and f to the evidence percent. we appreciate the verdict. and look forward. to sentencing proceedings after leaving court on thursday about one in his legal team declined to speak to the press. about one is scheduled to be sentenced in november. meanwhile, elizabeth holmes, who is also facing up to 20 years in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced in september, both balwani and holmes remain free on bail. but for now in the south bay, charles clifford kron, 4 news.
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>> the summer sun is drawing people outdoors all while covid-19 transmission rates remain high throughout the bay area kron forcefully to call explains why health officials now suggest wearing a mask outside to protect yourself from an infection. >> with a few exceptions, masks are not required indoors in california, but they are highly recommended by the state and centers for disease control and prevention. doctor john swartzberg still wears his in public chances of somebody. >> who doesn't have any symptoms but is infected can spread this first very great and indoors. you re breathing other people's their doctor. swartzberg taking it a step further by suggesting we wear snug fitting n 95 or kn 95 masks if in crowded spaces outdoors this virus can spread very effectively within about 6 feet. but it also can remain in the air for long periods of time. doctor swartzberg is an infectious disease expert and clinical professor emeritus at
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uc berkeley school of public health with around the public pool at a picnic or a concert outside. doctor swartzberg says he would be wise to mask up. people right within your space. >> then you risk and you are you can be at substantial risk and that's a city work right now. given the amount of virus circulating and these very transmissible subvariant. i would have a mask on in that circumstance. the omicron subvariants ba 0.4 and ba 0.5 have managed to evade the immunity. we get from vaccination. >> or previous infection. we used to be able to think that if you had covid was one and done and you were. >> that, we know that's not the case to end. if you plan on attending a large gathering, take a rapid test before meeting up. keep in mind if you test negative but feel symptoms, isolate. >> it may take a few tests before the results come back positive from ball from 4 >> a game changer for people
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who have covid state-licensed pharmacists now have the power to prescribe paxlovid to people pack. so that is given to people who have contracted covid and are at risk of getting terribly sick previously, only doctors were able to prescribe the covid-19 pill. now people can get it over the counter if they're eligible infectious disease expert doctor peter chin-hong says should be take within 5 days of the start of symptoms for it to be effective. >> if taken within that period of time can cut down hospitalizations by as much as 89%. that's in the highest risk group of unvaccinated folks. >> order to get pack so that people need to show their recent health records, including blood tests in a list of any of the current medications they're taking that way. pharmacist can determine whether someone who has covid-19 is eligible to be prescribed accident and covid is not the only virus seen an increase in the bay area. san
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francisco is now approaching nearly half of the number of the state's cases of monkeypox. >> there are more than 100 cases confirmed in california. and san francisco is reporting 40 cases and that number is expected to climb in the coming weeks. santa clara county reported its first. but second case, still the case rate is significantly higher than the rest of the bay area counties. we're waiting to hear back from health officials in marin county. meantime, the san francisco aids foundation is pleading for more monkeypox vaccines. that's after receiving only 60 doses to treat the community. organizers say their clinic is seeing cases of monkeypox on a daily bases, but with less than 100 doses of the vaccine, they are currently vaccinating only close contacts of people who already have or may have monkeypox san francisco aids foundation. organizers say they need more than 6,000 doses of the vaccine to take care of every single client in their program. for the latest
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information on the disease, including the emergency response and a monkeypox case tracker. you can scan this qr code will take you right to our website. coming up, 1 million dollars in equipment for first responders. now heading to ukraine from san jose will explain. derek chauvin already in prison on state charges for killing george floyd. >> face sentencing today on federal charges for the same crime will have details. plus a guilty plea in a russian court room. what is next in the strategy to try and get the w nba star brittney griner back home? meteorologist lawrence karnow getting close the weekend. lots of sunshine now. still some fog out there now. still some fog out there to what about the weekend - hey honey. - hey dad. that smell is eight million odor-causing bacteria. good thing adding lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents can't. clean is good, sanitized is better. ♪
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good thing adding lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents can't. clean is good, sanitized is better. ♪ >> every single day that britney remains imprisoned in russia is an injustice. >> arizona congressman greg stanton calling for wnba star brittney griner's return home from a russian prison. this comes as griner just pleaded guilty today to drug charges in court. griner has been in custody since february after authorities say she had cannabis oil in her luggage at the moscow airport. she faces up to 10 years in prison, but her lawyer said today that they hope for the most lenient sentence possible insisting that this was all a mistake. >> however, there is much more complex arithmetic in play here. reporter paul gerke
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explains that. brittney griner pleaded guilty to drug possession in moscow. thursday rider will take it. >> the 2 time olympic gold medalist and wnba star has been detained in russia since february when she was arrested at the airport to vape cartridges containing less than a gram of hashish oil combined were found in her luggage. griner admits the carts were hers, but her lawyers insist she did not intend to commit a crime. she said that it was on the front for 2 2 russian. >> because she was in a in a hurry as she was packing. >> it's believed griner's guilty plea may help expedite her return to the united states. which would be welcomed with open arms by britney's wife cherelle, who laid bare her broken heart bring brittany home rally in phoenix. >> i can't rest as her humanity. it's been stripped from her. i can't rest as her safety is in question. i
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honestly can't rest until she's home. >> president biden spoke with shero wednesday and has exchanged written correspondence with britney in an off camera briefing. the white house insisted the president is doing all he can. he receives daily updates about the status of for negotiations to secure brittney's released and the u.s. government continues to work aggressively using every available means to bring her home along with other wrongfully detained americans. >> that was paul gerke reporting for us tonight. today, former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin was sentenced to 21 years in prison on the federal charge that he violated george floyd's civil rights chauvin pleaded guilty to the charges last december. he is already serving a separate 22 and a half year sentence for his murder conviction last year on the state charges for murdering murdering floyd federal prosecutors asked the court for today's federal sentence to run concurrently
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with his state charges. now to the latest in ukraine, russia east its offensive in the eastern part of ukraine today. >> russia's def nseman military says that their soldiers are being given time to rest while president vladimir a so let's keep rather, vladimir putin warned that his force is, quote, haven't even started anything in earnest soldiers may be taking a break from fighting, but the shelling continues. ukrainian officials confirmed that 9 civilians were killed today in the eastern part of ukraine. kron four's rob nesbitt reports on a donation program coming from the south bay that will help firefighters were responding to those disaster zones. >> the city of san jose has packed up more than 1800 pieces of equipment to provide firefighters and ukraine with 3 the bull air and protect them from toxic life-threatening smoke. 133 days of war in ukraine have left many parts of the country looking like this buildings have standing in. the death toll rising. it's why san jose mayor sam liccardo stood next
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to lifesaving equipment thursday that will be sent to the country to support those many families. >> every day we're under assault, russian military. and nowhere is lifesaving need more right now than ukraine. the self-contained breathing apparatuses air packs and mask mounted regulators will help firefighters in ukraine responding to hundreds of disasters and fires every day. >> equipment donated by the san jose fire department that will help protect the health of ukrainian firefighters. who are working so hard to save lives and protect their community every day. >> san jose's donation will be distributed by the relief organization over ukraine founded by nick below gorsky who grew up in eastern ukraine. an area that has come under heavy shelling while russian forces advance on the ground family still in ukraine and i i'm in touch with them every day. >> from all the looks of it, you pay is in this war for a long time since russia invaded in february, nova ukraine has
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donated more than 22 million dollars in aid to ukraine. a majority of that spending has been dedicated to lifesaving medical aid with their most recent aid coming from the south bay. we're standing with the ukrainians. >> and will continue helping save lives and every help weekend to ukrainians. and if rent relief is also come in the form of military equipment. so far the biden administration has transferred more than 7,000 types of small arms, 50 million rounds of ammunition. and more than 1 million grenades and artillery rounds to ukraine. >> reporting the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt. kron. 4 news. >> let's go outside. time now for our 4 zone forecast says we give you a live view in walnut creek. looking highway 6 safety and our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow standing by saying that things are about to start really woman. here we go. we're going to see some hot temperatures in the coming days. we get ready for the weekend. get ready. here we go. we're back in the 90's. i think temperatures getting closer to 100 degrees late sunday into monday. that's going to be pretty hot period out there.
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now we've had that cool fog breakway leaving some sunshine up toward the golden gate bridge. a little drizzle again along the coastline. temperatures, though, kind of cooler out of the beaches got 60's along the coastline, not as muggy today, either. 73 degrees in san jose. still warm 81 in concord, 88 degrees. still a brown one. 83 in fairfield and 77 degrees right now in the napa valley. but that sea breeze again picking up. but you notice just last couple days we had that southerly flow and that was making it feel really muggy outside. now we've got more of a westerly component, almost a north westerly component up there right now. that means that fog is going to move on shore, but it's not going to feel as muggy. so a lot easier to sleep at night of the coastline. we've got this area of low pressure. you see it spinning around out. there spinning its wheels right now, but eventually making its way a little bit closer. the bay area kind of falling apart as it comes through leave behind some clouds, low clouds and fog along the coastline. maybe a little drizzle up toward the beaches. 7 on the door this evening. you're going to be looking at some nice conditions. boy, a nice evening to go for a walk after
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dinner, 60's and 70's as we head through 7, 8 o'clock tonight. and then that fog begins to move in along the coastline more so as we get into 9 o'clock tonight and our temperatures started to cool down highs tomorrow are going to be heating up, though, plan some mid 80's into places like concord and also livermore about 89 degrees. almost 90 in the napa valley. 88 in santa rosa mid-sixties and sunny and san francisco in the afternoon. it's coming up. a boy drowns in a south bay swimming pool. the grim lessons it all and don'ts need to know about children and pools. ♪ ♪ dry eye symptoms keep driving you crazy? inflammation in your eye might be to blame. time for ache and burn! over-the-counter eye drops typically work
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>> a 9 year-old boy died and a south bay swimming pool drowning happened at an apartment complex in mountain view on at the merry way. the child was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead there. authorities say this is a tragic reminder of the dangers that can come with the summer swimming season. kron 4 sarah stinson brings us some advice on pool safety. >> the child going or anybody can go under water within a few seconds. the drying process starts here in houston. martin said in her 3 decades of experience, she seen some close calls. a couple of unconscious but again, they were swimming in unsupervised area the lifeguards were able to get to them quickly. the cdc reports that children ages one to 4 die from drowning more than any other cause of death. the drowning of a child is a parent's worst nightmare. here
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are some basic tips to make sure you can avoid that from happening. always swim with a buddy. you know, we don't want to come by yourself. in case there isn't an issue. you can alert that person that is with you. karen recommends you to go to a school that has a lifeguard in in the least bit. make sure there's some supervision if you're. >> and a backyard pool or in a complex pool, make sure that there's adult on deck that that that has identified themselves as somebody that's watching over the summers. >> cpr is crucial to saving anyone's life, not only at a pool, but any body of water. if you see an unconscious swimmer, this is what karen says you should do. reach a throw. don't go. >> so if you see somebody that's in distress and they need reach out, throw something that they hold on to get that person to the site. get them out of the water open the airway and called 9-1-1 immediately. have your kids wear floaties when they're in the fall, especially if they don't have basic swim skills.
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and if you're in open waters always wear a life jacket, know the risks and the weather conditions of that day don't swim in water that you're unfamiliar with lakes, rivers, oceans are unpredictable. so look for signs. >> follow rules. if you have questions, ask somebody. >> and that was there a sense of reporting tonight. >> a popular spot to spend summer time and this year beachgoers left beaches littered. look at this with thousands of pounds of garbage. this picture of the trash was taken by the u.s. forest service. more than 300 volunteers, a dive team in a beach cleaning robot removed 3400 pounds of trash on july 5th on this beach by zephyr cove that for shoals. volunteers say they found the cold blanketed in piles of trash. they gathered more than 2700 pounds of cans, shoes, beach chairs and other waste just at this site for the past 8 years, residents and visitors have gathered for beach cleanups every july 5th. >> up at 6 anger aimed at pg
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and e continuing to boil the drastic measures. some san francisco supervisors want to take against the utility giant. the father of the alleged shooter in the 4th of july massacre in illinois says don't blame him. why he says he's not responsible, even though he helped his son get those weapons and some new help for those contemplating suicide. although some are
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