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thanks so much. [music playing][applaus] >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> tonight at 5, a massive blaze and massive response from san francisco. firefighters after a fire breaks out at an apartment building. more than 100 firefighters from responding to that blaze. crews say that one person who was rescued was treated at the hospital. thanks for watching. kron. 4 news at 5, everybody. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus more than a dozen people and several animals are. >> looking for places to call home tonight after this fire just ripped through the apartment building was around lunchtime today. it happened
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at the corner of mcallister and a visit darrow kron four's. dan kerman is live at the scene. dan, this was a harrowing. >> you know what? we're here at mcallister and divisadero. she said i'm going to step out of the way. firefighters still here mopping up. but this is really what could have been a real nightmare. this is a corner building adjacent to lots of buildings on mcallister, lots of buildings and a visit that's why firefighters say they send so many people not only to contain this fire so quickly, but to keep it from spreading to other buildings and they succeeded in doing that today. a fast-moving fire raced through this 9 unit apartment building at mcallister and divisadero. >> during the noon hour tuesday causing damage to the business is on the first floor and the apartments on the top 2 floors. >> the fire is moving. what we call running the space. one in the open space of the building. this is something that is consistent with older built buildings in san francisco. as you can see in the citizen video, flames were
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pouring out of a 3rd floor window. >> and smoke was billowing out of the roof. more than 100 firefighters were sent to the scene and managed to keep the blaze from advancing to the adjacent buildings. but the 2 hour firefight was not without its challenges. >> we've had items such as obstructed entryways. we've got items consistent with warning or for storage inhibiting our ability to make movement through the structure, to get to what we call the seat of the fire, where the active fires out. residents say the fire moved so quickly. they had little time to grab anything. >> other than their pets >> your baby here? >> well, most of the 13 people who live here evacuated on their own one suffered smoke inhalation and had to be rescued but is now in stable condition at a local hospital. 2 firefighters also suffered minor injuries in the blaze.
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>> back live calloused or and a visit we can tell you that the 1600 block of mcallister remains closed at this point. other good news, firefighters managed to save 3 cats while they were rescuing the other folks in the building and putting this fire out red cross on the scene, helping those who have been displaced by this fire live in san francisco. dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> thank you, dad. oakland, police are still searching for the people who killed lillie shoe. now they're calling on witnesses to come forward. she was shot and killed sunday. this is surveillance video from the little saigon neighborhood in oakland where it happened. and take a look at this white tesla. you can see it has a roof rack and a bike rack in the back. police believe that the people in that vehicle could be key witnesses in the case and they want anybody who has information on this to reach out to them. >> the vehicle that we would like to speak to or the occupants of that vehicle is a white tesla. what we saw here
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was so tragic and i hope that someone out there is inspired to share what they saw. >> police say the person that people who shot shoe were driving a lexus. investigators believe the shooting happened as part of a botched robbery. san francisco leaders are slamming governor newsom's decision to veto a bill on safe injection site. the bill was authored by state senator scott wiener. it would have allowed safe injection sites to open up in cities like oakland, san francisco and l a with trained staff members on standby to help out in case of an overdose. some city officials are in favor of newsom's decision, including the president of the san francisco police officers association saying these locations could become drug dens, attracting more drug dealers to the neighborhoods. but those in favor of the site say they are proven to be effective. >> been proven over 100 places in the world there at that at least studies of these
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sites that have shown how they reduced s improve access to care while not increasing public safety issues in the surrounding community. >> mayor london breed says she's not happy with newsom's decision, but she says they're not giving up on this either. and that will keep working on overdose prevention. oakland mayor libby schaff also weighing in on the veto, calling it quote, incredibly disappointing. but she did go on to say, quote, out, we do appreciate the governor's direction to convene health care experts to create detailed models for the pilots will partner with the secretary of health and human services and work urgently as people's lives depend on it. there was another fire at one of oakland's biggest homeless encampments this time. >> a relatively small fire around 7.30, this morning at the wood street encampment. you can see the plume of smoke there. it's been tough to keep flames from breaking out at this spot. there was a major fire at the encampment back in july. and in april, somebody
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was found dead in an rv after a fire just last week, governor newsom criticized the city's handling of things that the encampment, the state is threatening to withhold more than 4 million dollars from the city. if the problem does not get fixed, paul pelosi has pleaded guilty to charges of drunk driving and causing an injury. >> napa county judge ordering house speaker nancy pelosi's husband to pay more than $6,000 in fines and enroll in a 3 month dui class. mister pelosi did not appear in the courtroom today when he was sentenced. the 82 year-old was also ordered to serve 5 days in jail, but he is not expected to serve any more time behind bars. >> he has 2 days of time credit for the time that he's already served in jail. in california. we have day to day for this kind of crime. so he has 4 days a credit with one day remaining and the court allowed that last day to be done to be through community service rather than a teen trail.
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>> plus, he was arrested on the night of may 28th after a crash on highway. 29 in napa county. police say he was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0, 0, 8, 2%. speaker pelosi was in rhode island at the time on the east coast. and to this day has not commented on the incident. we've just received the police dash camera video showing the arrest and we'll have that for you coming up tonight at 06:00pm. >> an autopsy conducted today on the body found in a truck eve reservoir confirms it is missing. teenager kiley roddy. the suv was pulled from the bottom of prosser reservoir sunday. kylie vanished more than 2 weeks ago now after leaving a party that hundreds of other teenagers attended the investigation into how exactly she died remains ongoing. a toxicology report is expected to take weeks. >> a new report by the california attorney general's office is clearing up some questions about what constitutes a hate crime in
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the the report shows some other things. the california has seen a major increase in biased based crimes from force's secret unit reports. >> police say the graffiti included racial slurs directed at african-americans. this photo shows the pacific. a daycare ransacked photo show dolls found with swastikas inscribed on its head. the numbers speak for themselves when it comes to violence towards the ap. i community. >> the number of hate crime events reported in the state of california increased 36%. california department of v- justice's annual hate crime report for 2021. attorneys representing california attorney general rob bonta's office held a virtual media availability to discuss the details in the report. although the term hate crime is commonly used in the community and in the media to describe a wide variety of incidents in the criminal bias motivation must be a substantial factor. according to the doj in order for a
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criminal act to meet the legal definition of a hate crime, it must include these there must be a criminal act. >> the crime less be biased, motivated. that bias comes from the offender. and the victim does not have to possess the characteristics behind the offender's bias. here is a list of the legally protected categories. among them are color, race and religion. >> it is important to note, according to federal law, not all biased motivated acts. a reportable as hate crimes. for example. >> biases financial status like wealthy or poor. the elderly people who just differently. smokers drinkers, people who may be underweight or overweight. >> taking a look at the numbers between 2020 in 2021. during the height of the pandemic, there were a total of 1165 hate crime. anti-asian was our largest increase.
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>> but the anti black and african-american represent nearly half of all. >> racially motivated is is said and you know, all the hate reading stuff, you know, what should you do it? you or someone you know, is a victim of a hate crime? start with. >> with calling the local police and if it's something that needs to be elevated 2 statewide agency is the local police, you know, will know or should know to do that. >> haaziq kron. 4 news. >> in santa clara county wage theft is a very real problem. apparently people put in their time and work, right. but sometimes the employers don't pay them what they're owed now, the county is stepping up efforts to try to keep that from happening as part of the wage theft enforcement program. the county will make several attempts to get employers to pay back wages. and if they don't comply, the county can suspend the permits that allow these businesses to operate. the program has been in place for years but is now
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being expanded in parts of milpitas and san jose with a focus on food workers. >> and wage theft is such a heinous crime in part because of who is most objected to it. it's really people who don't feel like they have a voice and don't know their rights. and so that we want to make sure that we're really focused on businesses in particular that have food uervice permits because we know this is an area of great need. >> santa clara county estimates over the past decade, workers across all industries had lost about 23 million dollars to wage theft. the newly expanded effort will kick in starting in october. >> coming up on kron, 4 news, a family of wild boars makes itself comfortable and they conquered neighborhood residents. walk us through all the damage they're causing. >> plus, the largest forgiveness of federal student loan debt today could come as soon as tomorrow. what we know about president biden's plan.
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>> but first, a well-known san francisco music venue in danger of closing staying open. club deluxe is agreement to keep its doors open. up next. >> meteorologist lawrence karnow worried about a little smoke in our skies. stay so far. there's a whole lot of blue, not a lot of smoke. that's good news. worse. that smoke coming up next. y hide yon if dupixent has your moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis under control? hide my skin? not me.
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>> after weeks of uncertainty, a popular jazz club in the haight-ashbury neighborhood is staying put in san francisco. good news there. supervisor dean preston announcing this morning that the owner of club deluxe was april to reach an agreement with the property owner. after more than 6 hours of mediation got a story like to hear proffers rob nesbit. he's been following this for since the club announced its closure. you know? >> you know how these these things usually go. so why is this different jaren stuff, guys? the disagreement between club deluxe in the landlord. it was over past rent and how the future least would look covid shutdowns and regulations putting a strain on the business. but lovers of the jazz club weren't willing to go down without a fight. >> ever since it was announced that club deluxe had plans to close their haight ashbury location. there was a mood change at the popular jazz club, tenor, saxophone and clarinet is cameron ortiz played what he thought would be his last performance there
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sunday night. we had to play that the last song in my just like really like, you know, you like people liked here, not including myself, what he and the audience did not realize was that supervisor dean preston would bring the club's owner and the property owner toss investments together at san francisco city hall monday. yesterday we had 6 and a half hour. >> mediation and in the early evening with the deal that's going allow the club to stay open in its current location for years to come. >> i'm more than excited to hear that. according to the supervisor, there were disputes over what rent was owed and what the lease agreement between the 2 parties would look like in the future. negotiations have derailed until monday. it's a long-term it is one that will allow us to move forward in dominating them today for the legacy business registry. >> a title offered to businesses in operation for 30 years or more offering financial assistance and benefits to both the business and property owner club deluxe owner sarah wild showing her appreciation to supporters in
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a statement saying, quote, your love of this venue has helped the landlord understand it is worth supporting the small business by offering a fairly soon. >> a popular jazz club that will be staying put after attracting music lovers to 15, 11 hay street for 33 years. you just really excited to hear like the music fast load, like, you know, it's, you know, really haven't gotten that really anywhere >> chief operating officer of air, a toss investments. jeff jordan sent a statement to kron 4 regarding the lease agreement with club deluxe saying, quote, our goal in the months of working on this was to get to the successful outcome we have today keeping the club open. we're very appreciative of supervisor preston for his work helping to get this deal done. reporting live in studio. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. thanks, rob, for your health tonight. red flags are going up among public health officials over too. >> new subvariants of covid. i know they are part of the omicron family. they're being called. >> ba 4.6 and b, a
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>> 2.7 5. there are some cases in the u.s., but the strains. >> are said to be more prevalent, at least right now overseas and india, for instance, be a 2.7, 5, it's said to be outpacing the highly transmissible ba 5 version. >> scientist in beijing have found that with each new covid-19 variant, the incubation period seems to shorten researchers from peking university and saying why university analyzed data from more than 140 studies. they found that the time between when a person is infected and when they actually start showing symptoms was about 5 days with the alpha variant and about 3 days with the omicron variant. public. health officials also now are warning that there are 2 new subvariants of covid-19 grant alluded to that. they are the omicron subvariants be a 4.6 and be a 2.7 5 as he
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showed there are some cases in the u.s. but the strains are more prevalent overseas. >> it has been a summer of extreme weather this year. parts of the world are seeing dangerous weather patterns moving from drought to severe flooding in just a matter of days. and scientists say this is all likely connected to climate change. parts of the midwest here in the u.s. saw abnormally dry weather in july. but by the end of the month had so much rain, deadly flooding was devastating communities in china. that country is having a record long heat wave. well, downpours killed more than a dozen people. similar weather patterns are being seen. africa and parts of europe and experts say this will only get worse as climate change worsens, but ucl a climate scientist, daniel swain says we still have time to solve this. >> i think the good news in all of this is that this is still eminently solvable.
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problem. the earth is warming because of the carbon were emitting into the atmosphere. the earth will essentially stop warming almost immediately when we stop putting that additional carbon into the atmosphere. >> he says climate change is at work in 2 different ways here. biggest way. it's simple physics as the atmosphere warms the atmosphere holds more water and as the air warms it, soaks up more water from dry ground. >> well, the bay area's under an air quality advisory today as smoke from the 6 rivers lightning complex fire burning up in com, humboldt county just drifts down to us here. the blaze has now burned more than 27,000 acres. it is 80% contained. >> chief meteorologist lawrence karnow with us now. anecdotally it air quality doesn't seem bad here in the bay today. yeah. doesn't see bad at all. most air quality centers around the bay area, least at the surface. looking good. now we still have a little of haze. well, that's
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smoke a lot, but not where we're breathing. and that's some good news out there. now we do have the fog and low clouds that are beginning to surge back on shore. you can just see the tops the get bridge occasionally there. some of the fog is that picking up right now. but we are going to be in for some changes coming our way. it looks like the air quality. yeah, very poor in around where the fire is located. but by the time you made your way back into the bay area, not bad. you've got a lot of green out there all around from the valleys all the way to the coastline. everyone knew where he went around the bay area. we're looking good. and i think tomorrow more of a westerly wind will kick in and that means good air quality again, everywhere you go from the coast to the north bay, the east bay in the south bay, you're all looking nice and clear. now we have been worried about more of a northerly component. the wind possibly bring some of that smoke into the bay area that is going to tail off just a little bit. we're seeing some of the aloft not down the surface. and then i think as we head toward tomorrow, more of a westerly wind kicking in. well, that means little more fog, a little cooler along the coastline, less smoke in our skies and more fresh air outside. guys, back to you.
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has roughly 1.6 trillion dollars in student loan debt. next up, we told you about one big fire in san francisco today. there was another near fort mason, the building that burned and the axis people had to that here. >> and he was shot twice in the back as he pointed the taser at officers. but will the officers be charged? the decision today from a special prosecutor after found rayshard brooks asleep at his car at a wendy's. and it's happening again where the wild boars are now in the east bay, white rappers. one, nothing to do with them.
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>> tonight at 5.30, lawns and landscaping, anything that takes think is food. let's just being chewed up. but these big old hogs and conquer these feral hogsett a community back in march from time to time. do and then do they make a mess? it appears that they're hungry again. kron four's philippe call shows us the damage. >> this area here is where they frequent jumps. a have been ripped up in the canyon creek subdivision in concord. and there's no mystery behind the damage. we don't need to have somebody hurt or an animal killed a family of at least a half dozen wild pigs seen on cellphone video going home by home feeding on a nightly basis for 3 weeks as homeowner. lori she says
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neighbors have reached out to local agencies for help which refer them to the state's department of fish and wildlife. they're telling us well. >> have to just shoot them. there's nothing we can do. you can apply for a permit. through the fish and wildlife. and once we granted, you can shoot and kill them. that's, of course, allowed only while following local gun ordinances. last week she had trappers look around. they passed on the job because they said the space was to asked for their operation. i think the drought has a lot to do with it. i really do. this community sits on the mountains next to the concord pavilion end. it was just back in march when neighbors discovered pig damage for the first time. mary butler has hasso them on surveillance video passing through her yard. i retired. it isn't a joke. it's a worry i have because if they tear up my lawn, that's a significant investment to r >> i don't even know what they're capable of doing. some neighbors are


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