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>> now at noon and then they start cain, velasquez enters a not guilty plea to attempted murder charges. we're live at the courthouse with the latest on his case. and senate democrats are getting ready to pass landmark legislation to curb inflation. the impact state senator padilla says this could have on californians. and the outside lands music festival is of-icially in full swing at golden gate park. we have some tips on how you can enjoy the festivities safely before you head out the door. >> from the bay station, you're watching kron. at noon.
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>> good afternoon. and thanks so much for joining us on the kron. 4 news at noon. i'm stephanie lin in our top story this afternoon. and then they start cain. velasquez has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges. kron four's charles clifford joins us live now with the latest details on those proceedings. hey, charles. >> hey there. yeah, cain velasquez is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder and he's been in custody for months. but today he finally entered a not guilty plea on all those charges. >> friday morning, cain velasquez entered the courtroom wearing a face mask and quickly waving to his family and friends sitting in the audience despite being arrested back in february and appearing in court multiple times since then blazquez didn't enter a plea in the case until today. kane is accused of trying to kill this man. harry glory. in a separate case, color t is accused of sexually molesting a 4 year-old boy who is related to kane. prosecutors allege that back on february. 28 cain pursued already in a
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high-speed car chase along one 0 one and then attempted to shooting with a handgun, wounding another man in the process. king was arrested without incident on the same day and has been in custody ever since in court. on friday. canes attorneys said that they want to review evidence from the case against terry glory, including interviews with authorities, alleged victims. prosecutors say that because the investigation into that case is ongoing and that the alleged victims are minors. they are reluctant to turn over some evidence at friday's hearing. the judge declined to make a ruling on the issue. now, the cain has entered a not guilty plea. the case against him can move forward. a preliminary hearing has been set for september. 26th. >> all right, back live. now. that is a preliminary hearings in september. but there is actually closed door motion hearing later this month to decide some of those other issues. but for now in san jose, charles clifford kron, 4 news, a lot of people watching how this develops. thanks for staying on top of this for us. charles.
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>> the arraignment for a richmond police officer seen assaulting a man during an attempted traffic stop is pushed back to a new day. eric smith junior faces felony assault charges. he's accused of beating and tasing a man during a traffic stop in april. and this is video you're watching of the encounters. smith says rather smith junior says he pulled over cell mendoza junior because he suspected that mendoza junior was driving drunk. that situation escalated when mendoza tried running away in the end, the department's fired smith junior for using excessive force during that arrest. the new court date is set for august 31st. wnba star brittney griner's fate now lies in the hands of us and russia. diplomacy. top russian officials say they are ready to discuss a prisoner exchange. kron four's. dan thorn brings us the response from local lawmakers. >> the 2 time olympic gold
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medalist and wnba superstar with a blank expression, as she learned her fate 9 years in a russian prison. the guilty verdict for brittney griner was expected, but calls from the u.s. continue to demand for her release bay area. congresswoman barbara lee taking to social media saying the conviction was absolutely disgraceful and that griner should be home with her wife and loved ones but is instead being used by russia as a political, i think for most americans to think of someone receiving a 9 year prison sentence for a small amount of cannabis. >> it's shocking criminal attorney and legal analyst steve clarke says because of griner's high profile. >> her trial was more political than criminal. he believes russia is taking advantage of the situation and a prisoner swap with the u.s. might be the solution. it is a dangerous political game that's being played, though, because you could encourage other countries to hold americans in the show trials.
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>> for high criminal sentences seeking some diplomatic avenue to a release. the prisoner, despite president biden denouncing griner's sentence in calling it unacceptable. the president of san francisco pride says the response from the federal government has been shameful pointing to griner being black and a a statement reads in part. >> too little too late intervention by the u.s. government is deplorable. it is sad but not shocking to see that the lives of black women are not readily protected and that the political class continues to ignore the threats that jeopardize the safety of our community. clark says one lesson to be taken out of this is understanding how the justice system works in other countries. this is an important lesson for all americans to recognize that when you travel in another country. >> the american system of justice does not go with you. >> and we are following
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breaking news of a shooting in ohio. now this is happening in butler township just north of dayton, ohio, and our sister station out there has just confirmed that at least 2 people are dead. a mom and her teenage daughter. no details yet on the background. a description of the shooter or a motive for this shooting. but we are going to bring you more details as soon as they come in. again, you're getting some live perspective here of a reported a shooting that happened in dayton, ohio. again, this is the butler township area. okay. new at noon senate democrats say they have enough votes to pass the inflation reduction act. it's a top priority for the biden administration. despite the name the bill does address more than just inflation. it touches on health care, climate change and taxes. advocates of the bill say it helps make investments in key industries helping too lower market prices offsetting the
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cost of inflation. the bill also aims to bring down health care premiums for working class californians and make investments in green energy. posers of the bill say it will increase the national debt. we spoke with california state senator alex padilla, a supporter of the bill. and he tells us that simply not going to happen. >> by making wealthiest corporations in america pay more of their fair share. we're going to cover these costs and reduce the federal deficit will which will ease the pressure on the people's tax bills across the board. so it really is a win win, win, win. >> the vote on the inflation reduction act could happen as early as this saturday. senator padilla says he's confident the bill will get passed. today president biden addressed a surging jobs market. the latest report showing the u.s. added 528,000 jobs last month. that's more than double the number economists were expecting the
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unemployment rate also dipped to just 3.5%. >> today there are more people working in america. then before the pandemic began. in fact, there are more people working in american any point in american history. >> and experts believe that a strong jobs report has kept the economy from slipping into a full downturn. the biden administration also declaring a national health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. washington correspondent trevor shirley takes a look at the first moves from federal health agencies as they respond to the new orders. >> declaring a public health emergency frees up resources to help deal with the outbreak which is now infected more than 7,000 americans with thursday's declaration, officials can now access emergency money, hire more workers and better coordinate an outbreak strategy. this is an urgent for this administration. the white
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house faced accusations of a lackluster response to the virus which first appeared in the u.s. in little bit. but those of the outbreak that requires a different they support mission. that coordination includes updated guidance for high-risk groups. now that makes mention about the importance of considering reducing the number of partners and also considering a currently almost all cases are in men who have with men. >> health officials want to balance giving factual information while avoiding stigma clear messaging to people about the about how to prevent infection without drives. there other health officials say the risk to the general public is still low? the virus spreads through close, intimate contact and in some cases through respiratory droplets or by contaminated surfaces and linens, the most important thing is to let people who have the knowledge and how about bucs transmits and give them advice if they
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can make decisions that are the right ones for that and to their community. daskalakis also says vaccines will soon be easier to get to real thing with the manufacturer from working with strategic national stockpile are moving that scene quicker and getting it on the ground as been pretty remarkable that some republicans say it's overkill for the white house to declare a public health emergency. they want to change the topic away from their failed domestic agenda. but officials say it's necessary to contain the outbreak which daskalakis believes is still possible. obviously round the clock across the means of government try to not let this be a part of fabric and consideration. the u.s. and health officials anticipate access to the vaccine should get easier over the next couple weeks. >> if there is some good news to report. so far, no deaths have been reported connected to monkeypox here in the u.s. reporting in washington. i'm trevor shirley. >> flames engulf a business in oakland. this is video you're
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watching from the citizen app. nearly 3 dozen firefighters rushed to the scene on edgewater drive. you can see the flames shooting up from the top of that building. there. and yet very active scene as firefighters work to extinguish those flames. this happened near the oakland airport. firefighters telling us it's not the first time this building has gone up in flames. >> we've been here about 2 prior for. had a lot of damage from first fire. we set up operations defensively free ladder pipes will rebound 7 inches a lot of mice. >> the cause of this fire remains under investigation. all right. let's talk a bit about ourfforecast now taking a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. it looks really beautiful out there as people head out to for an early start to enjoy their weekend. brittany, friday, right? we're off thinking about the weekend and you're
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right. it sets up not what we expect and take a look at your screen. you can see that. all right. let's weather. what you do need to know everything. happening now. >> yeah, it is bright. it is sunny. the good news is not think lee as hot as it was yesterday and you can see models really backing that up, especially in places like livermore fairfield, even to the north in santa rosa, us. we have cooler temperatures compared to yesterday, but some places. yeah, still hot, antioch. we're looking at 80 santa rosa to the north. 72 all the way down to the south san jose. 79 half moon bay. 66 in san francisco. we're at 68. so just a tick above average, taking a look at your day planner as we plan your friday, we're going to go out to lunch and enjoy the air san francisco, your high 72, mostly sunny oakland. 74 partly sunny san jose. we're looking at 82, mostly sunny, but what about that weekend forecast? we'll break it all down for you. coming up next. thanks very much, brittany. looking forward to it. >> and coming up in our show, california farmworkers heading to the capital pushing for more union protections. we explain. and intense video out
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of los angeles shows a violent car crash. how this collision turned deadly. and the family of alexis. gabe shares new details with us about her disappearance. but they shared with us ahead. the family of
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alexis, gabe is sharing new details in what they know about her disappearance. >> she's been missing since january. investigators believe
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her ex boyfriend killed her, but he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police kron four's believed to go breaks down. the latest. >> antioch police detective john recently wrote alexis gabe's family a letter which they are making public. it details how investigators tracked this case for more than 4 months. from the night a lexus vanished to the day the man believed to have killed her was shot and killed by police. her ex-boyfriend, marshall jones on january. 26 gas station surveillance video shows a lexus making her way to jones's home in antioch, the forensic download of her car and cell phone data shows she was in the area of his home at 6.37. that night, though, there is no video of her arriving or ever leaving about 2 and a half hours after her car parked jones began a nearly two-hour phone call with his father, though police do not believe the 2 remained on the line with each other or that jones was with the phone the whole time. 4 minutes later, alexa says car turned
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on and began moving her phone was tracking with it. detective john notes historical data shows a lexus drove a specific way from any act to her home in oakley, with no deviations until this trip. the car parked in oakley about 12 minutes after leaving antioch. the driver exited the vehicle alone. with the lexus is phone. about 8 minutes later, the phone was turned off the drivers then tracked on surveillance videos walking from oakley to antioch, again, believed to be jones. investigators say when jones got back home before midnight, he wrote a lexus a text message asking if she made it home following an outgoing unanswered phone call the next morning. alexa says mom called jones asking if he saw her the night before he said yes. and later texted saying she left his house at around 9 o'clock. oakley police opened a missing persons investigation less than 4 hours later the next day, january 28th jones gave
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oakley police consent to search his house except the master and spare bedrooms. he also turned his phone over to police for forensic download less than 2 hours later, detective john states in the letter that jones drove to his mother's house and unloaded several large, heavy garbage bags into the backyard or garage later that night, gps tracking and surveillance footage puts jones in the area of pioneer in amador county. investigators eventually shared with the public that a handwritten note believed to have been written by jones provided directions on where to dispose of the body on february. first, when police say jones was seen staying at his mother's house with a gun, investigators executed a search warrant of marshall jones's home and found traces of blood later found to have alexa says dna. the shower curtains in jones's bathroom were also missing. the next day, jones flew alone to washington to stay with his
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father in the ensuing 4 months. antioch and oakley police executed a search warrant that jones's sister's home in vacaville and conducted air and ground searches in pioneer in antioch, alexa says cell phone case was discovered by a search volunteer which had both alexa says and jones is dna on may. 19th jones's mother was arrested for aiding and abetting but she was released after no charges were filed less than 2 weeks later on june. first, jones was killed by police in was%ington after they say he lunged at officers with a knife. time to this day. alexis's body has not been. >> police are convinced she was murdered. phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> all right. let's talk a bit about our forecast now taking a live look outside at the embarcadero. beautiful perspective of the bay bridge. there are well, there's some cloud cover there, but it's not too bad, right, brittany, it's not too bad. time to the weather team earlier this morning. some folks were
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dealing with fog and tomorrow can be foggy as you start your saturday. but overall, it's beautiful. take a look at your screen. this is half moon bay. i haven't had a chance to explore it yet, but it is beautiful and temperatures going to be a little bit cooler for you compared to yesterday. that's pretty much for the whole map. so let's talk about your neighborhood forecast. everything you need to know your highs today. san francisco, a little bit above average. we're at 72. you can see sunset district. 64 the bay yesterday, half moon bay. you're sitting at 70 degrees. we're going to be at 65. going to see that little bit of cool off as friday. >> you can see brisbane. 66 south san francisco, 71 to the south as we take a look at redwood. yeah, it's going to be in the 80. so it's still warm is not going to be as warm as yesterday. we're going joy, the 80's for the next couple of days. >> the big picture shows you morgan hill, 83 san jose. 82 and santa clear 80's. so again, it's a slight dip in temperatures that we all need want and deserve dublin. 82 pleasanton. 85, even livermore. we're looking at 85. but let's take a look at your seven-day forecast and
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plan it out for you. so again, we're looking at the 80's yesterday inland. we're in the 90's. you can see right now. 85 for our highs. bay 72, the co 68. now as we roll into saturday, watching for a foggy commute. daybell update you. of course, as you wake up, we're going to stay in the 80's to the corner of your screen. the 90's are headed back way. are you headed to tahoe? i have a weather and traffic alert. you need to break it down for you. coming up next. thanks very much. brittany. most of california still faces severe drought conditions that includes sonoma county leaders there holding a town hall this week to plan for a drought emergency kron four's gayle ong reports. we're in a significant drought, conserve water. every drop counts. >> instead of the counties for the virtual town hall on the drought county supervisor, james gore says rainfall has been well below the average for the last 2 years. >> the first 6 monthslof this year have been the driest in the past 12 years. but our
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rainfall, 20 inches below normal. a water storage and lake sonoma 50%, water storage and lake mendocino is at 44%. we've got work to do. >> part of that were discussed thursday includes expanding a drought task force for doubling the number of members providing work participation from all sorts of folks that are going to be having a hand in dealing with that effects of drought and hhat drought task force is concerned work like sonoma counties classified under severe drought conditions and in its 3rd driest water year. >> the panel of e perts address the challenges that pose threats like electrical power production, wildfires and water rights. a senior engineer with the state water board says those along the russian river watershed can expect more water restrictions after federal energy regulators gate pgd, the green light to reduced reversion trend that you are ever found for lake mendocino. the town of windsor is giving out free water at a recycled water fill
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station, offering residents and businesses a new way to help keep landscaping alive during the drought. >> is recycled water safe? recycled water is regulated, but the california water resources control board windsor staff are responsible for demonstrating that it needs the strict standards that are set by the board and it's safer areas. >> the county will hold the next round meeting in september, along kron 4 news assistant managers. but at the same, still ahead for a please, mayor cancels a city council meeting discussing the use of tear gas at demonstrations. why he says he did it and we're continuing to follow the latest on a deadly shooting on the las vegas strip. details next. breaking
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overnight. one person is behind bars after a deadly shooting unfolded inside the mirage hotel in las vegas. >> mary jane, but he is a breaks down. what we know. >> that's police say they located and have a rest of the shooting suspect all within 6 hours when the shooting first occurred, according to metro police, there was a fight that broke out in a hotel room between for people who all knew each other. one person, the real shot, the 3 others that shooter then left the room. one person has died and that injured shooting victims were then taken to umc hospital. they were listed in critical condition as of this morning, the mirage hotel remained on lockdown during this incident. there's no
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other disruption to the las vegas strip or any other area right now. we've limited day any kind of traffic closures. initially the response required some, you extra police presence because we're told still trying to figure out exactly what hurt. >> but at this there should be really nothing visible or disruptive to the general public. now, here is what it looked like while inside the mirage of all this was unfolding and hotel guest reported there was a bit of confusion, but the mirage is now back open and guests were allowed to come back to their room after it was blocked off because of the shooting. and investigators say this is an isolated incident and believe there is no threat to the public during this time reporting in las vegas marriage in billions a kron, 4 news. >> coming up in our next half hour here on the kron. 4 news at noon. a lightning strike turns deadly. we show you where this happened. and florida politics grabbing the spotlight once again. the governor there heading for a legal fight over abortion rights. and berkeley leaders are at a deadlock over how to
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handle violent demonstrations that unfolded at people's park this week. we explain.
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happening right now at the vis are gathered at parker elementary school in oakland following allegations. >> that school districts, security officers assaulted parents they're discussing in that case right now. you can see the demonstrator at the podium there and we'll bring you the latest on this issue. what we know about it in a full report later today. in
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the east bay, the berkeley city council canceled a special meeting on whether to suspend a pepper spray and tear gas pan. the mayor making that decision at the last minute. kron four's to recess. stasio explains why. >> it was canceled because i don't believe that we should ppappeal are. current prohibition on the use of tear gas for crowd control situations. that is berkeley mayor jesse ever again on why thursday's meeting was quashed. that mayor explains the council was considering lifting the ban due to the need for more help. >> managing crowds such as in the case on wednesday as protesters clash with police at uc berkeley's new proposed development at people's park forms by the loudoun county sheriff's department. that because we have a ban on tear gas that they're not going to sen. >> personnel, it berkeley called joint. and that was concert. and the fact that people's park is in an urban
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environment >> it's very likely that things could spill over onto city and we do not have enough police to effectively manage the situation. so we're going to need help. the mayor says since then, he has spoken with the alameda county sheriff who promise mutual aid, even with the ban. remember 2014 when there were a series of protests and solidarity, black lives matter movement and our police seize quite a bit of tear gas. and one night it that just the impact it has in public health in indiscriminately of a impacting other people. also, i think chris chilling effect for people engage in first amendment activity. 7 people were arrested during wednesday's protest and the development project is halted for now. uc berkeley spokesperson says school officials are trying to figure out the next phase need to assess. now we need to think about a different way forward. >> given the indisputable fact that we have some individuals
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in this community or willing and able to engage in highly dangerous, violent, unlawful activity as a means of expressing their opposition to a project that's meant to benefit the entire community. >> to recess stasio kron. 4 news. california farmworkers are heading to the state capitol in an effort to get governor newsom's attention. they want him to sign a bill that would help ag workers unionize and vote in private members of united farm workers are marching 300 miles from central california to sacramento. and they're asking governor newsom to sign a b, 2, 1, 8, 3, that would expand current laws giving foreign workers more options in the way they vote for or against forming a union. >> asked so, you know, in terms of on your bosses property while your boss that's going to really chilling very suppressive effect on the way you choose to vote union election. so if
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you're able to receive a ballot in a way that's transparent and intractable by the a or b and yet. >> you still have that that secret ballot, that privacy, that ability to make decisions and participate in the election, the windy want to that's going make workers certainly feel less vulnerable to retaliation. >> the group plans to arrive in sacramento on august. 26, that's farm worker appreciation day. and the bay area is dealing with a shortage of monkeypox vaccines. we've reported this again and again. but in san mateo county, there are no vaccination clinics at all. kron four's dan kerman explains why. >> limited numbers of vaccine has led to long lines and a handful of san francisco monkeypox clinics and san mateo county. there are no monkeypox clinics at all. i'm sure santa county can set up their own clinic say they did it for covid-19 and you're getting up to that patrick is and lives in san mateo county.
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he says he can't get through to the public health department and staff members of this county supervisor's office have told them to go wait in line in san francisco because san mateo county is sending its vaccine down their game are being pushed off the side, at least in san mateo county, which which i find very concerning. >> it reminds me very much of the age, a pandemic when that first started and how we were ignored. >> we recognize that we're in an evolving situation that's really challenging and sympathize with the questions and the concerns are working toward having the opportunity to get information from that. >> mark mellman is the director of public health policy and planning for the san mateo county public health department. he says vaccine doses are being sent to san francisco because they believe many of their at risk residents seek health care there. he also says some of the vaccine has been doled out to major health care systems in the county. but he knows more needs to be done. we are
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working on having an opportunity through our website for people to indicate their interest to filling out a short survey. >> and so that identifying them as individuals ever asks so that we are able to that contact them as vaccine becomes available and again, yes, if they indicate through that process that they're connected with health care provider has the vaccine will try and help make that connection. and if not, then we will work on setting up some clinics that can get the vaccine to folks that don't have that pathway, patrick hope. san mateo county changes that system quickly. it seems the county needs to get in front of this and say, hey, we do have our doses. let's give these doses out. and if there's extra. >> you know what? that's great. invite people from san francisco to come down. san mateo county, dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> the san francisco aids foundation is looking for health care volunteers to help administer monkeypox shots,
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but not everyone can help with this. keep that in mind. they say that you have to be authorized and trained to administer vaccines in order to volunteer for this effort. in the north bay solano county reported its first human case of west nile virus. health officials say the person is from vacaville and is currently recovering. west nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. experts advise residents to drain standing water and make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep those mosquitoes out. looking at that gives me goosebumps and make sure you use insect repellent. county officials say the risk of west nile virus does go up during a drought. and that's a big problem for solano county, which is currently facing extreme drought conditions. yikes. okay. so let's talk a bit about our weekend forecast now the weather is stormy in the sierra. that's what we're hearing. so they were on the street now is to be careful when you're driving. if you plan to head up there to get up to tahoe this weekend, it
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slick out there. britney, any thoughts on that? well, wet and slippery right now said if you look at this camera thinking, do i take 80? should i take 50 the tahoe? i just checked behind. the scenes is still wet. also on 50's. so it's a wet mess. >> but let's talk about let's plan your weekend. we can still get we just want to make sure we do it safely, right? yeah, absolutely. and those umbrellas ready to that is you don't get busted out there with flip-flops and i've had to happen. so let's tack about what you do need to know. here is futurecast. kind of breaking it down for you. if you're headed to tahoe, especially now all the way till 11, we could see some rain. but what i'm really concerned about with the potential for thunderstorms and that's now all the way till. >> 5 o'clock. so that's something to keep in mind. but take a look at your screen as we plan it. maybe you should wait till tomorrow. i think it's going to be a little easier for you, especially on the roadways. you can see saturday, we're looking at sunny conditions, 80 degrees sunday, 83 and even monday. 82. but >> really if you're headed out tonight and watch for those a potential for thunderstorms, maybe even hail. so that's something we'll continue to update you on tv and online. a
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little bit closer to home. yeah, completely different story. you can see it. we still have warmer temperatures, but thankfully it's not as warm as yesterday. we're getting a little bit of a break and that's actually going to the trend the next couple of days. so santa rosa, 72 san jose, 79 half moon bay, 65 san francisco. 67 valais. how 71, even antioch. we just jumped up your temperatures of to 81. so we still have those warm temperatures for you. taking a look at your weekend. you can see. yeah. earlier this week we're in the 90's. saturday shows. you know, that's not the story we're looking at 86 right there inland bay, 72, even coast. 67 sunday, we're looking at mostly sunny conditions. 84 inland bay, 71 and coast 65. but what about the rest of your week? when are we going to hit 90? i'm going to tell you coming up next. that is what a tease. thanks very much. brittany. a popular jazz bar in the haight ashbury neighborhood in san francisco is closing. >> as kron four's, rob nesbitt explains the owner of club to look sent a letter to
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musicians about the planned shutdown saying the cost of rent is simply just too high. >> walk through these doors any given night of the week and you'll find the sounds of jazz. i probably brett young who has become a regular club deluxe since moving to san francisco. >> but that has this kind of feel as soon as you walk in the door, it's almost like stepping back in time to another era when this music was, you know, commonly found musicians have been playing the haight ashbury venue since it opened in 1989, you can find tenor, saxophone and clarinet. is cameron ortiz playing there a few times a month giving all you can and people either like giving it right back with energetically. just like feel like everybody's like, oh, man. this is it just feels really good. his book to play friday night. but that could be as last musicians received a letter from owner sarah wild. the club deluxe will be closing despite her best efforts. the owner says she's doing everything she can but can't afford to stay in the current space. now to hear that there, that this might be
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their their last month. i'm i'm just devastated. and her letter wild says she would like to move the locks to a new location to see it continue. in the meantime, lovers of the jazz club are doing what they can to keep it in haight-ashbury. it's really learning about that this morning. kerri young with san francisco heritage says the nonprofit that works to preserve the city's cultural identity is advocating for club deluxe to be added to the san francisco legacy. business registry run by the city's office of small business and legacy title against landlords incentives to extend affordable lee says to do legacy businesses, least for 10 years or more. >> and they can receive a grant in order to do so. >> whatever the future holds for club deluxe regulars hope san francisco stays in the address. frustrated to no get another fixture could be priced out. and when you take this away from the city. >> it's like you're carving out part of the city's soul and just throwing it into a dumpster. it's unclear when
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club deluxe will close for good. i've reached out to the owner for comment but have not heard back reporting in san francisco. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. >> coming up, we have video of a deadly fiery crash. what we know so far about this explosive accident right after this.
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california, a speeding car plows through an intersection killing 5 people, including a
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baby. >> this happened thursday in los angeles and surveillance video shows it all. there's a dark colored mercedes speeding through a red light. it's 2 cars in the intersection and those cars then rolled into a gas station in a ball of fire. authorities say a pregnant woman and her unborn child were among those killed. the driver is hospitalized and the cause of this crash is still under investigation. infowars host alex jones returns to court today. he's being sued for falsely saying the 2012 sandy hook school shooting was a hoax. a jury this week ordering jones to pay more than 4 million dollars to the parents of a 6 year-old boy killed in the massacre. markie martin has the latest. >> in austin, texas, courtroom, a jury handed down their verdict for infowars host alex jones. 3, a one and a half million dollars and questioned the 3 million dollars. the judge reading
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aloud each claims totaling to 4.1 million dollars. jones owes the parents of six-year-old sandy hook victim jesse lewis who said jones portrayal of the massacre as a hoax and parents is actors made it impossible for them to heal outside the courthouse. the parents attorney addressing the decision. i hope that any other media people who are watching >> and thinking that they may be able to defame a private person like this knows that there is a multimillion dollar consequence and we aren't done folks. so everybody tune in tomorrow will be put on additional evidence will be sending the jury back again and we'll have to decide what is going to be necessary to punish mister jones and make sure nobody ever does this. during days of witness testimony, the jury heard from both parents about the anguish they've endured from jones, repeated lies 6 year-old son shot in the forehead. >> in his first grade classroom. bearable when it
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stated that yes, she that is an indication. >> that he didn't he did i was blessed with some have jones himself taking the stand for today's finally admitting under oath that the sandy hook shooting did in fact take place and his words and actions were irresponsible. it was especially about the parish and situation to 100% real. why do you think was a conspiracy? i saw powerful forces politicized. >> i think we should consciously didn't want to believe that this was being blamed. >> collectively on jones also acknowledging he had historically raised false conspiracy claims about other heinous tragedies from oklahoma city and boston marathon bombings to mass shootings in las vegas and parkland, florida. perhaps the biggest shocking twist of the
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trial came wednesday when it was revealed that jones attorneys had mistakenly sent the parents attorney the last 2 years worth of text messages from jones cell phone. and as of 2 days ago, it felt pretty clear in my possession. and that is how i know you by sunday when you said you didn't have text message about saying that. >> that was markie. martin reporting for us. and this may not be the last time jones has to pay out money to families. a judge in connecticut has already ruled against him in a similar lawsuit. one of florida's top prosecutors is accusing governor ron desantis of, quote, suspending democracy. this comes after desantis removed state attorney andrew warren from office claiming he's ignoring florida abortion laws. kelsey kernstine explains. >> the governor conveniently ignored that because it doesn't fit his agenda for running for president and now suspended florida prosecutor taking the fight to governor ron desantis speaking with news nations, dan abrams, andrew warren says desantis is
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trying to overturn an election. this is a flagrant violation of one of the most fundamental values democracy. governor desantis is temporarily suspending worn in office because he says he will not prosecute cases for people seeking abortions or gender affirming care for minors. we don't elect people in one part of the state to have veto power over what the entire state decides on these important issues. >> the constitution of florida has vested the veto power in the governor following the overturn of roe versus wade. warren is one of 90 elected prosecutors in the nation who promised not to prosecute cases for those who want provide abortions. >> and law enforcement and warns own jurisdiction standing by the governor adding warren has refused to prosecute certain crime, reduce charges and dropped cases. the governor suspension of state attorney warren is not political to me. it's about law and order but to warn democrats and watchdogs, it does appear political in an
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authoritarian overreach. and desantis is widely believed to be eyeing a run for president in 2024. in our most recent exclusive polling with decision desk hq, it found voters would prefer desantis as a republican presidential candidate in 2024, if former president donald trump did not run. warren says desantis is using his powers to further solidify his political position now and for the future. and that was kelsey kernstine reporting for us, florida. legal experts say desantis does have the power to do what he's done. but warren says he plans to fight that decision anyway. >> 2 people are dead and 2 others critically injured after a lightning strike just across the street from the white house. police say the victims, 2 men and 2 women were under a tree in lafayette park when they say they were struck. now 2 of the victims, a couple in their 70's were visiting from out of town. a witness described the lightning strike as massive and says it sounded like a bomb had gone off. and some
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pretty scary. scary moments for people out there. but very different scene for us out here. no lightning, at least. and he sign of that right now at this moment, getting that lie perspective about at sfo hope. fortunately safe for people to fly today. but that does it for you yet. but tell us a bit about what conditions are looking like in other parts of the bay area. britney, we everything's looking good. take a look at your screen as we take a look right here. it is. a beautiful day was foggy this morning. it's going to be foggy tomorrow. keep that mind as you plan your saturday may be sleeping with that cup of coffee, but hit the roads. >> you could still see those foggy conditions. the big show you tomorrow. it's going to be nice. just like today we're going to be the mid 60's and a look at the oakland a's reserve. the giants. so that's something that 4 o 7 in the mid 60's is not going to be bad at all. but take a look at your screen now. if you're headed one more time to tahoe. what we're watching for you as potential thunderstorms. that's from to all the way till 5. so that something that could slow you down saturday,
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a much better day. and as we take a look at your seven-day forecast, yeah, it's a lot cooler than yesterday. thankfully you can see that inland. 85 bay, 72 coast. 68. >> your weekend forecast. we're in the 80's. but take a look at your corner your screen. you can see we're going to stay in the 80's for most of the week. but on thursday, we're going to hit 90. so 93 actually to be exact. so enjoy the nice couple of days that we have with 80's because as you can see, 70 is going to heat up a little bit later on this week. all right. i will have the shorts, right? thanks very okay. the raiders beat the jaguars in the first-ever hall of fame game, though the teams didn't quite look like themselves because none of the starters played. >> later, former bagged eric r and new star wide receiver davante adams. one doubts. but they not play. at least they went to ohio. jags quarterback trevor lawrence wasn't even there. in the end, the raiders gave new head coach josh mcdaniels, his first win beating the jags. 27 11. the
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raiders next preseason game is next. sunday, august 14th against the vikings. and you can watch all of the preseason games right here on kron 4. here's the schedule right there on your screen. we'll also have a special pre-game and post-game shows before and after every game. something to look forward to. and if you're looking for something to do this weekend, comedian jo koy has a new movie in theaters. and you may remember coy just got a key to daly city last month and his new movie is called easter sunday. dean richards gives us a preview. >> literally never seen this many filipinos in the same place did you really have to wear the same dress as my that could help to find where he's he swore buckle. so feels and his final line make sure you're sure if you know the comedy of stand-up sensation. jo koy. >> you know that he's made a career out of making fun of his loving but intrusive guilt
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inducing. filipino mother. >> his teenage son pretty much as had every moment of his young life laid out on stage 2. now the whole family gets the same treatment on the big screen in the full length feature easter sunday in it. joe is an up and coming actor who's up for a job starting on a tv show. the audition process is happening at the same time that his family's heavy and easter sunday celebration all while he's trying to reconnect with his son, we just doesn't see enough along the way we meet not only as mom and his son but aunts and sisters and cousins and in-laws and many more each introducing some new wacky layers to the mix. maybe too many players that dilute the final product at the core of the movie is about a filipino american family experience. but it's also trying to strike the universal cone that dysfunctional families of all ethnicities. aren't that different? that could have been so effective like other movies about ethnic groups have shown. but here
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it's hard to relate when so much is being thrown at you in this and even script that threw everything at the wall and hope that something would stick too often. it just fell flat when you have such a charismatic cast, you don't need car chases. an awkward dialogue and other distractions. the take away from the heart of jo koy's. razor sharp wit less could have been so much more. it's a dean's list. c i hope you have a great weekend in chicago. i'm dean richards. >> coming up next, famous estate just hit the market, but you might not know how california played into his process. that's up next.
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>> this is when her zones are trees. he used to crow all around here. >> we had to rubble of the home of theodore diesel known to the world has doctor seuss is up for sale for the first time in 75 years. and he did all of his most famous works from this 5,000 square foot estate in san diego with views that stretch from catalina to tijuana. the 4 acre property offered for sale at just under 19 million and just under 19 million, the home has 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms and a swimming pool. so if you've got >> that amount of why not go for it? all right.
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>> origin launched its 6 commercial trip to sub orbital space on thursday, there goes 6 crew members were on board for this 10 minute flight. the passengers all experiencing a few minutes of weightlessness before the capsule parachuted safely back to earth. this is the company's 6 launch. really cool to see that. and maybe they'll have even longer flights in the future. in ohio, the cincinnati zoo's most famous resident is officially a big sister. another baby hippo has been born. and this newest addition arrived on wednesday night. this is mama be the second baby. she's so tiny. now the new calf weighs twice as much as big sister fiona. did we love fiona? i'm a fan of hers on social media. and since fiona was born 6 weeks premature, now the new baby is
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already walking around as as and as you can see, that calf does take a few breaks here and there to rest. the zoo has not yet announced a name for the newest little hippo, but i imagine they'll probably have some kind of contest, a naming contest of some sort. all right. and that wraps it up for us here at the kron. 4 news at noon. we're going to toss it over to olivia horton for live in the bay. have e great day. everybody look back. everybody. he puts the dmc in run dmc, darryl mcdaniels. chad, what it was like collaborating with aerosmith. >> then from the cover of men's health to our studio, professional soccer player, anton del rosario returns home to start a lead for you. plus the valley. 22 is breaking stereotypes in how they're sending the gender norms in ballet and grassroots organization who's helping the tri valley area. we learn more about open heart kitchen and how they're back


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