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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> and now it's 6 fire crews have battled the backyard brush fire that spread to the side of 6.80, in san jose this afternoon. fortunately no one was injured. and i got close, but no homes were damaged. hello, everyone. thank you for watching. kron. 4 news at 6. i'm catherine heenan and and i'm grant lotus. pam and ken have the night off close call here. this fire started. >> at a condo complex on east and drive about 2 o'clock this afternoon. you see the map here. flames quickly spreading to the area right near the northbound side of 6.80, and crews did manage to knock that fire down in about 30 minutes. a kron four's justin campbell. there he is. he's been at the scene. justin, what are they
doing there? still watching for hotspots? >> fire crews are gone now. but here's what i want to show you. one of the neighbors said that they used a garden hose like this to try to protect their property, but it wasn't enough. if you look this way, you can see there's a treadmill that burn. we're just now getting these new images. this homeowner is letting us in our backyard will have photographer hear this way. here's what i want to show you. this fire started on the other side by the freeway. but if you come back out this way, this was a newly to share it all the way destroyed in this fire. a little bit more on this show with the fire department is telling us it started on the side of don't know what caused it and it jumped over the neighbor's fence is causing all this damage to the backyards. they did what they can. take a listen to what the fire department. >> so far we've seen there's
damage to their offense in the back to some sheds and tools and regular patio furniture that's kept in the backyards. they were from what we see now, their italian cypress trees. there are about 20 feet back from the house. they did manage to catch some outdoor structures like value of women. some tools on fire. >> which we were able to put out pretty quickly. >> now, no reported injuries, thankfully. but for people like this one or that are here, lucky to be alive. they're lucky to but their backyard, as you can see behind yet. nothing is left. >> it just and there are some nice homes in that area. so you must be running into some very relieved people. i mean, the shed and that were damage could have been a lot worse. >> it could have been a lot worse. one of the neighbors that i spoke to basically said she's lived here 1999. she says she's never seen anything like this where the fire got
so close i mean, using her garden hose, the fire department basically said that they don't encourage that. but in this case here, using the garden hose was the right thing to do. all right, justin, thanks very much. >> yes, hard decision in that case right into fire just starts. and now you have the hose and if you think you can get away with it, right, human a chance to save your house, you try your best try to try to base a safer place. but i mean, sometimes it's overwhelming. i mean, those flames with the winds in the afternoon. i'm megan, pretty dangerous out there. so, yeah, today we've a scene that happened there. but overall, the fire danger so far has not been that bad just we've really had more than on shore breeze. the better part of summer that has brought with it. the low clouds. >> and the fog and that's raised the humidity level in the atmosphere. so that's a been so far so good. but we've got a long way to go. we are really just head into the most critical part of our fire season. latest far forecast model shows as we head through the night tonight to see more of that marine, they're pushing on shore. and of
course, that will reslly dampened the hopes of any fire starting out there all by tomorrow afternoon. yeah, not much in the way as fire danger considered by our models outside as we're still want to see that the marine layer and that means you've got that moisture in the atmosphere just hard for fires to spread with its just so outside. but you've got the storm still developing over the southwest of those storms could produce more lightning strikes. course, that could cause more fires in southern california over the sierra nevada, the bay area. we're dealing with fog and low clouds. fact, it is going to be so thick out there tonight. it's going to be almost like rain out toward the coastline. you can see that precipitation out there, maybe about 500's of an inch of drizzle overnight. likely some puddles out there on the roads tomorrow morning. guys, back to you. thank you, laura. it's a big story in san francisco now where the city's district attorney. >> he's giving her prosecutors greater latitude to ask judges to keep suspects locked up before their trials. yeah, the da says this is a matter of keeping the city safe. follow her opponents. see it differently. kron four's dan
kerman has the story. san francisco district attorney brooke jenkins says except in limited misdemeanor cases. >> she has no plans to have her. prosecutors see cash bail the disproportionate impacts that cash bail had on mainly communities of color. it, you know, it's people who are socially economically disadvantaged course, which oftentimes correlates with communities of color. and that's something that i did not >> want to ever reinstate for that reason. but jenkins is modifying the office's policies when it comes to asking judges to detain defendants without bail prior to trial. i want to make sure that as a policy we are prioritizing public safety in our in our analysis and our thought process. for example, detention requests may be made for repeat offenders, selling large quantities of fentanyl as well as those involved in violence. anyone who's committing a violent crime in san francisco certainly is a situation where we will be considering filing a trial detention motion like i said,
people who have been given less restrictive opportunities to be out in the public while their cases are pending. but who have continued to violate those are are people who we will have to conduct that will have to conduct that analysis with people who prior history. that's something that we also should be taking into account in assessing the risk that they pose to the public. jenkins predecessor, be dean also instituted a risk based process for requesting no bail detention. but jenkins said the analysis was flawed putting too many chronic and violent offenders back on the street pending trial. the prior simply had a focus on eliminating cash bail, but not making a lawyer's conduct. the analysis correctly on whether or not someone posed a public safety risk such that we needed to take a different course with that person. but in a statement, san francisco's public defender says jenkins characterization of this new policy is limited is disingenuous as the stated policy is both broad and
vague. already we have a number of misdemeanor attorneys who each have a handful of cases where the prosecutors pretrial detention most concerning da jenkins policy will increase the number of people caged prior to trial. dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> the former dublin that women's prison important he's been indicted for alleged abuse of inmates. the u.s. department of justice has announced 55 year-old ray j. garcia has been charged with 7 counts of sexually abusive conduct towards 3 women and one count of making false statements to government agents. the doj says garcia lie to them about his conduct. however, he had allegedly asked multiple and rest for him. then had allegedly touched all 3 victims in a matter. a jury trial for garcia is scheduled for november. 21st. he's currently out of custody. garcia faces a
maximum sentence of 60 years. if convicted. another big story tonight. after months of deliberation today, president biden announced his administration will be erasing some student debt for millions of borrowers and extending the pause on payments until the end of this calendar year. and our washington, d.c., correspondent raquel martin has details on who will be eligible to benefit. >> president biden says today's announcement will impact 43 million americans. and he says the vast majority of them will come from low-income families. president joe biden is following through on a campaign promise to forgive billions in student loan debt by more breathing room for people. so they have less burdened by student debt. wednesday, the president announced a new plan to forgive $10,000 in student debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year and $20,000. if those people received a pell grant, people who start finally crawl out from under that mountain of debt.
>> get on top of the rent, utilities. to finally think about buying a home. >> the plan would also extend the current pause on student loan payments through the end of the year. once they resume, president biden says borrowers will have access to more affordable income-driven payment plans to republicans are reeling against the effort that's hard working taxpayers who are footing that bill. top house republican elise stefanik says the plan is unfair to americans who chose not to go to college. i represent a district where the vast do not have a college degree and their taxpayer dollars are going to bail out the richest people conservative think tanks like the heritage foundation argue the plan will feel more inflation. inflation is caused by too much money relative to the goods and services in the economy. the biden administration denies the plan will make inflation work. site plan is responsible and fair. president biden argues resuming payments will offset the money. loan forgiveness adds to the economy as far as
students already in college. the white house says would already have to have taken out your loan to be eligible for a new forgiveness. for now in washington, raquel martin, back to you. thank you. raquel college graduates and current students are eager to know if they qualify for the loan forgiveness. >> now that's website actually crashed today as millions of people rushed to check the loan servicer that used by the u.s. department of education and kron four's rob nesbitt talked to a college director of financial aid. also somebody with 6 digits worth of student loan debt and he joins us live from the newsroom. i'll be real curious about what the guy with the 6 digits of he's getting any help her up. >> yeah, kathryn, he is. and he's looking forward to it. i read another person's post on instagram today saying president biden's plan will completely eliminate their student loan debt of $20,000, calling it life changing for others. the forgiveness amount is just a fraction of what they owe.
>> all this means people who start finally crawl out from under that mountain of debt. >> president biden made good on his campaign promise wednesday to forgive student loan debt payments that are huge stress for millions of americans, including john paul warren with $250,000 and that i can't get to have. i can't get a car loan but that income ratio to high the assistant professor of social work at cal state university east bay does most of his research on how to get teens to age of the foster care system into college as a person who aged out of the system himself. i worked 3 jobs to make up your school law with student law. he says president biden, student loan debt plan will be helpful, but he wants to see high interest rates lowered and for congress to guarantee that the public service loan forgiveness program will be honored. well after biden's presidency. this is a temporary solution to this. >> very long-term problem that i'm going to have. and i think that the reason that i'm mostly concerned, the president's promise also impacts current college students, director of financial aid at cal state
east bay. so huge of funny says it applies to students with loans taken out by june 2022. getting inundated with e-mails from students whose families lost their jobs. >> you know who were impacted by covid. she says in her 10 years of working in higher education, she's never seen anything like this. japhanie hopes to see loan forgiveness. start by next month. csu east bay students graduate with a student loan debt average of around $24,000. according to the director of financial aid for those alumni who just graduated and we're having to deal with these loan repayments. that's going to be fantastic news for them. the biden administration has promised that the application for loan forgiveness will be available before the pause on federal student loan repayment ends on december 31st. reporting live in the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. thank you, rob. let's take a closer look now at who qualifies for what as we mentioned, according to biden's. >> student loan forgiveness plan non pell grant recipients are eligible for up to $10,000 in debt reduction while pell
grant recipients are eligible for up to $20,000 in forgiveness, according to the department of education, pell grants are federal scholarships that are largely given to college students facing financial hardship who have not earned a bachelor's degree yet the report is drawn from calculating factors such as the cost of attending the school income family size. the current maximum federal pell grant award amount is almost $7,000 per academic year. with that, you could be wondering if you received a pell grant. maybe it's been a while. maybe there are lots of different elements making up your financial aid. but we have a step by step direction, guide on how to check that. that's on our website. kron 4 dot com. police are asking the public to help them. they're trying to find a missing bay area girl. >> with classmates are saying as concern grows with every passing day.
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saturday, possibly leaving her home in pleasant hill with a friend headed to antioch. investigators are conducting a search for the team in all 3 cities to have to know that. >> no matter what you comes back, she's going to be supported by the student body. we're going to be there for her. her family is going to be there for the new school year at college park, high school in pleasant hills started on august. 11th. >> and principal kevin honey says like all other freshman lyla, patrick is new to campus and not yet well known. i think she'd 7 days and had perfect attendance, which is great and all of us spend. >> you can message over the weekend she's gone. we don't even over yet. and we are going just to hearts and prayers to the family and hopefully get back and provide support upon her return. police say there is no indication that patrick has been students say they are circulating her photo on social media. makes me very upset knowing that someone felt like they had to leave their life behind, even though they probably have a family at home. but >> we love them and is willing to care about them. it's just very important that you let
someone know where you are at all times, whether that's tex them where you're going. when you leave. >> have in your location on for your parent or someone you trust a reward is being offered for information that leads to lyla. patrick, safe return. >> in pleasant hill, phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> antioch police say they have found the 14 year-old girl who was reported missing 2 days ago. melinda jackson. she is now at home with her family. not a lot of details being released, but the des plaines department did share that news today on its facebook page. >> cleanup efforts are underway at a homeless encampment in sausalito after the city cleared it out last week in exchange for leaving residents of the camp on main ship park were given up to $18,000 each to be used to find new housing. the city first opened the area to unsheltered people back in 2020. but 6 months ago the city declared a state of emergency after, quote, dangerous activities were
reported in the encampment today. a neighbor told kron 4 they have mixed feelings about the camp being cleaned up. >> the beginning things we need clean because they just arrived. but, you know, i walked by here every day and slowly you can just see a lot clutter and dirt and smells and it would just get to the point where it was so overwhelming. it's really it's a sad situation. i just don't know what the solution is. >> at this point, it is unclear when the park will be reopened. the city is still working on a cleanup plan. all right. time to take a look at the 4 zone forecast. and i was just talking to laurent about the fog where when there is fog, it's pretty heavy. there's the >> golden gate bridge. >> yeah, lawrence, a little bit of drizzle by the coast. so more tonight. yeah. a lot of folks who go to bed tonight. wake up tomorrow morning. think my rained outside. but it's actually going to be heavy drizzle overnight tonight along the coastline, maybe as much as 5.
100's of an inch of drizzle. that is a lot of precept coming from the clouds outside. but that onshore breeze dip in the marine there. we've got a little trough that's moving in along the coastline right now. that's going to be just enough to deepen that marine layer. so wet night out there tonight and into early tomorrow morning. temperatures cool, as you might expect with the fog already moving along the coastline. 57 in half moon bay, 77 over the hill in redwood city. still 80's in the valleys. hot 96 still in brentwood, 70 degrees in petaluma. and 76 beautiful in santa rosa. right. kind of interesting here. you've got the fog along the coastline. of course, that's been our weather. we've been dealing with the monsoon on and off of the summer months. but now that monsoon started back in the california again and they're looking at more thunderstorms popping up across the desert south of barstow and many places that people like to travel to like palm springs. watch out. if you're headed that way in the next 24 to 48 hours going to see more. the monsoon sweep flood watch in effect until thursday. expect another round of the monsoon, some heavy storms. those of course, are erupting in the afternoon and
could produce a whole lot of rain. some flash floods and some debris flows as well. all right, out there today. we've got that fog that's moving in along the coastline. more that on the way into early tomorrow morning. very damp out the along the coastline tomorrow morning. then by the afternoon that starts to break up. and here we go. summer in the bay area. you've got your 80's inland, very comfortable and nice lot of 70's and 80's inside the bay and 60's along the coastline. but boy, if you're sleeping in tomorrow morning, you wake up. you're probably going to look outside, say, oh, my goodness. it was coming down last night and it wasn't just drizzle. yeah, but it was good to hear and see even a little of it. and yeah, it keeps the fire danger news and that has really been a plus the summer so far every little bit helps. >> coming up with the price that the cosmetic change so is going to have to pay for what it did not tell its customers.
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been an alarming increase in dui arrests recently in south san francisco and kron four's haaziq madyun talk to police investigators about. >> what they're doing to try to prevent bus drivers from getting behind the wheel. >> you're looking at a photo of a vehicle on the train tracks here in south san francisco. the adult male driver was arrested for being under the influence. police say the timing was very fortunate because these train tracks are active. 24 hours a day. >> if there was a it would have been. catastrophic. >> it happened in the overnight hours saturday near south linden avenue at dollar street. investigators say officers from a neighboring police department followed the vehicle into south city. were officers there assisted in making the that driver pulled onto the tracks. think it was parking lot. >> officers got out subsequently contacted that driver and determined that driver was under the influence
south san francisco police officials say in 2022 driving under the influence arrest are up 62% a year to date. we've made 112 arrest. that's from beginning of this year. until about now. that sounds like a lot. it is a lot. it is a lot compared to the 69 dui arrests made at this point in 2021. here are more photos from this year's driving under the influence accidents in south san francisco. investigators say they can't quite put their finger on why there's been an increase in duis. but >> they say they are taking additional steps this weekend to deter it dui checkpoint. >> so we will be out there in force. please do not drink and drive. first of all, you get arrested. by the time you go to court and all that, there's approximately about a little over $13,000 in fines that you'll be facing. i'm not to mention you lose your license and all that for. >> for what? in south san francisco has made you a kron? 4 news.