tv KRON 4 News at 12 Noon KRON November 3, 2022 12:00pm-1:01pm PDT
>> now at noon, governor gavin newsom hauled state funding addressing homelessness. well, he says needs to happen for that money to come back. plus, disturbing new details on an arrest made in san jose. what police want you to know about this man. and our top story. new details about the man accused of violently attacking house speaker nancy pelosi's husband, paul. >> from the bay news station. you're watching kron. at noon. >> thanks so much for joining us here on the kron. 4 news at noon i'm stephanie lin, the
department of homeland security says david to pap is in the u.s. illegally and could be deported. the agency says dip app is a canadian citizen and entered the u.s. in early march at the california mexico border as a temporary visitor ice has issued an immigration detainer for dip app that is not expected to affect the criminal case against him. officials say deportations often happen after criminal cases are resolved. the path is being held without bail. he pleaded not guilty on tuesday to state charges of assault attempted murder and attempted kidnapping. following last week's break-in at the pelosi is pacific heights. home. he's due back in court tomorrow where a judge will set a date for his preliminary hearing. and bay area, congresswoman zoe lofgren is demanding answers after the u.s. capitol police admitted no one was monitoring the lives or video surveillance of the pelosi home on the morning of the attack. olafur it is chair of
the house committee that oversees the capitol police department. her team now investigating whether adequate protocols were in place. and former fbi agent and security expert rick smith also weighed in on this issue. he says a more robust security system could have helped in the pelosi case. but achieving total safety simply is not possible. right now. >> the capitol police only have something like 2000 officers so they him in power to cover families. they the speaker when she's with her husband up. obviously. gets covered that way. but other than that, you have to have your own private security. >> the capitol police department has not publicly responded to law friends concerns yet. and new at noon, a san jose man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a minor. police say the suspect was previously a physical therapist working with kids in santa clara
county kron four's. charles clifford joins us live from san jose right now with the latest details from police. charles. >> police say alleged assaults occurred more than 10 years ago. let's going take a look at the mug shot here. the image of the alleged suspect, the suspect in this case, his name is leonard chang. he lives in san jose. he is being charged with 3 counts of assault of a these assaults are alleged to have occurred more than 10 years ago. the female victim at the time was 16 years old. but she only recently came forward told police what she believed had happened. the san jose police department assault unit investigated and mister chang was arrested on november. first at his home here in san jose. now the alleged assaults occurred when the victim was receiving physical therapy for a medical condition. mister chang was working as a physical therapist. the police department is concerned that because of the work that he did with minors, there could be additional victims. assault detectives right now believe that there may be additional
victims associated to the suspect. >> he worked for several years as a county employee for california. children services. he did have a lot of contact with children and minors. so if there are other survivors or victims out there, please get a hold of us. >> the san jose police department also people who maybe recognize mister chang are concerned that they may also be victims, that there is no statute of limitations when it comes to assault of a minor. doesn't map matter how long ago this happened. you should still reached out to police and tell them your story. but for now in the south bay, charles clifford kron, 4 news. all right. thanks very much, charles, for that live report. >> in the south bay, san jose police arrested a woman in connection to a hit and run incident involving an elderly woman and a toddler. warning here that this next video of this crash may be difficult to watch. officers say 20 year-old alexa head gillett. he said mid to being the driver of the vehicle involved
here. police arrested her for felony hit and run the incident happening last week. tuesday in the area of sierra road. and mona kia lane, both the elderly woman and the child seen in that video were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. the driver was booked into the santa clara county jail and bonded out. san francisco police are investigating a deadly attack that happened near a 7.11 store in the city's visitation valley neighborhood. the beating captured on surveillance video. police say 77 year-old richard owens was killed and 2 others hurt. it happened just before 06:30am, in the morning tuesday near bayshore and raman streets. investigators say the suspect identified as 32 year-old charles short attacked a store employee and a bystander. san francisco supervisor shamann walton says he is working with police and other city departments to prevent future of violent incidents from happening in the city. well, today, senator alex padilla and assembly
member rebecca bauer con are highlighting state funding for the 9, 8, 8, mental health crisis hotline. the state assembly bill 9.88 was signed back in september. and senator padilla is pushing to fund a new pilot programs in schools statewide that address mental and behavioral health challenges for students around the country. >> everyone has a personal story to tell around the mental health struggles. we've also been able to bring our state public health and public safety agencies together to have a better response for response to crisis situations. >> congress provided over 15 billion dollars in funding through the american rescue plan which helps school districts support educational challenges brought on by the pandemic. and governor gavin newsom is calling for more aggressive action to reduce homelessness and he's halting more state funding until he hears more from local leaders right now as things stand. governor newsom says the
current investment plans into homelessness would only reduce street homelessness by just 2% by 2024. and newsom called those numbers unacceptable. later this month he will meet with local leaders to make sure current california homelessness grants are going directly towards helping those in need. he says. and meantime, homeless advocates in san francisco are protesting the impending closure of the tenderloin linkage center. the safer inside coalition is urging city leaders to make sure the closure of that center doesn't impact access to important services for the homeless, such as access to hygiene products and a referral system for mental health and addiction treatment. >> the service is at the center have been so essential why it's going to be a huge problem even of life or death to close the services without any replacements planned and why particularly that's going to hit the tenderloin hard. >> the center opened at the beginning of the year offering hot meals, showers and referrals to mental health and
addiction treatment services. it soon became the center of controversy. as people started raising concerns about what they saw as a concerning amount of drug use happening on the site, the center is set to close this december. a major strike is on the horizon for the university of california system. you never a rather a union representing 48,000 postdocs academic student workers and researchers agreed to the strike. kron 4 sarah stinson has the latest on their complaints. what the uc system is doing to reach a deal. >> students who work on uc campuses could be on strike as soon as this month. if they don't reach a deal with negotiators. i spoke with a woman who works at uc berkeley. she's a grad student. she says compensation must match the cost of living. >> the vast majority of us are rent burdened, which means we're paying almost all of our income in rent and it really
has created these big crises at the bargaining table after months of negotiating with no progress, 98% of uc student workers in the u a w union voted in favor of going on strike. it's the strike, but we just took as historic and it's. >> the first of its kind u a w represents. 48,000 student workers at the 10 university of california campuses. these employees teach grade papers and perform research at the bargaining table. they're asking for salary increases. free public transit passes and childcare reimbursements amongst other things. the cost of living crisis >> become unbearable. >> and that. >> so you just huge problem. the union says they have also had issues with uc negotiators at the bargaining table and they filed 20 unfair labor practices against them. university officials did not comment on that claim, but a
spokesperson did release a statement to us saying in part, quote, we have listened carefully to u a w priorities with an open mind and a genuine willingness to compromise. >> negotiations are progressing and many tentative agreements have been reached on key issues. we're committed to continuing to negotiate in good faith and reaching full agreement as soon as possible. adamant workers. >> do want to go on strike at the university will agree to their contracts, but we're prepared to strike if necessary if a deal isn't reached, we could see you see employees on the picket line as soon as november 14th. i'm sarah stinson reporting in the newsroom. back to you. thanks so much, sara. >> let's talk a bit about our forecast now taking a live look outside at san francisco. a new perspective for us here on the noon show very, very pretty out there that you can see the water and some clear blue skies up above. but just how long are those conditions going to last for? we have meteorologist kyla grogan
tracking it all for us. hey kylen. hey there. good afternoon to you. good afternoon to everybody at home. >> we started off a little bit chilly today. didn't weigh those temperatures this morning made you want to stay in bed a little bit longer. we 34 degrers in sa ta rosa at the airport at the airport. also, 39 in livermore, concord, redwood city about 42 and oakland airport came in at about 46. this morning's those clear skies are out there today. certainly to be a beautiful day, but a chilly day. temperatures right now, as you can see all across the bay area. we are in the 50's and even if we look over the slot a county, we have a frost advisory already in place for tonight between 02:00am and 09:00am we have one last night for the north bay valleys? we're going to see if that pops up again this afternoon. they're still kind of considering it at the national weather service. we maybe a degree or 2 warmer this evening. but boy, oh, boy, as we look from the east bay, just a gorgeous day out there. so you can see that high pressure has built in here off the coast. that's what's keeping those blue skies with us. temperatures will stay a little unseasonably cool today, but we're going to see a big change as we head towards the weekend. more rain headed our way. i'll have
details coming up. all right. looking forward to it. thank you. kyla. >> somebody in the south bay is million dollars richer. very lucky. but the jackpot is still growing. we have an update on how much the big winner could get. that's coming up. and president biden sending an urgent message to the american people. we recap his latest address to the nation. big changes are coming to twitter. we're following reports that half of the workforce could be fired as soon as this week. the latest on what we know coming up in a on what we know coming up in a live report. chocolate. vanilla. strawberry. but this isn't ice cream. this is big tobacco. and their candy flavors are served with a strong dose of nicotine. because big tobacco knows four out of five kids who use tobacco started with a flavored product. and once they're hooked, they can be addicted for life. it's time to put the brakes on big tobacco's candy-flavored trick and protect california kids.
vo: climate change is fueling a wildfire crisis. and protect california kids. destroying our forests. threatening our communities. polluting our air. prop 30 taxes those making over $2 million a year. no one else pays a penny. 30 will reduce the tailpipe emissions that drive climate change. and prevent wildfires and toxic smoke. so we have clean air to breathe. this is about our kids' future. omar: prop 30 helps contain fires and combat tailpipe emissions. vote yes on 30.
at the kron. 4 news. >> lyft is laying off 13% of its workforce. in a statement, the company cites several economic challenges, including a looming recession and rising insurance costs. laid-off workers will get 10 weeks of pay health insurance coverage through next april and coaching sessions on resumes and interviews to help them find another position. the company also announcing that it's looking to sell its first party vehicle service business. interesting update there. reports that twitter plans to axe 50% of the tech giant's current workforce. we're following reports of that along with other major major changes that could be coming to the platform for users. kron four's camila barco joining us live now from san francisco with a closer look at the situation and take me la. hi, stephanie. ci less
than 24 hours thousands of twitter employees could be. >> out of a job. and like you mentioned, elon musk has some plans to make changes when it comes to his employees and twitter users. >> a lot of employees have reportedly been very shaky about elon take over another day. another headline sense. elon musk has taken ownership of twitter. >> a bloomberg report reveals musk plans to cut his company's workforce. >> by 50%, that's about 3700 workers. those employees are expected to find out tomorrow. lot of executives have been removed. there will be a lot of ships internally that will likely see as users to the workers who stay on payroll will be required to return to the office full-time. >> part of his twitter takeover includes. >> ending remote work. while musk has yet to comment on the layoffs are changes. he's been vocal on twitter about his $8 per month. subscription plan for blue check marks abrar.
all he was seen says the feature currently identifies people who are a public figure like a celebrity, a journalist or politician. but now people can just buy that blue checkmark. people are concerned. and how do we know that that somebody who is actually credible and didn't just buy their way into having that blue checkmark musk tweeted saying subscribers will get a priority in replies mentions and search. >> the ability to post long videos and audio and receive half as many i think that a lot of social media platforms are facing not just twitter is. >> they're seeing a lot of ad revenue decrease. and so they're looking for other ways to make money. so the reason why elon is really pushing the subscription services because it's an easy stream of money. musk says charging for the blue check. mark is his way of paying the bills and fighting against bots. >> otherwise known as spam accounts, bots have been one of the sticking points for musk since he initially took steps to buy twitter for
44 billion dollars has its numbers about how much how many spam accounts and bot accounts it has recorded. >> and then ilan thinks those numbers are a lot higher. the idea has sparked quite the conversation on the social media platform. >> even lawmakers now weighing in either way. musk has made it clear he is moving forward with the plan. >> now, stephanie, out he the scene at reporter you just heard from says it's unclear what the future of twitter will look like under the leadership of elon musk. we have reached out to twitter. we have tweeted to musk about these are rumors of the layoffs. however, we have not heard back. of course, we'll keep you updated on air and online at kron 4 dot com. but for now, i'll send it back to you. yeah, sure. to be many more interesting updates coming out of the story. thank you so much, camila for that live report. >> well, santa clara county health officials confirmed a person died from the west nile virus yesterday. the county's public health department confirming the person was infected while staying in contra costa county, but was
in santa clara when they died. health officials say this is an unusual time for west nile to happen since mosquitoes, which carry the disease thrive in warm weather. mosquitoes have previously tested positive for the virus in places like sunnyvale, santa clara and palo alto. on the peninsula, dining al fresco became pretty popular during the pandemic. but now the future of some of those outdoor spaces could be in jeopardy in palo alto. the city council there saying if restaurants want to keep their parklets spaces for outdoor dining, they'll have to ask their neighboring business and property owners for consent starting next june. well, not everyone is on board with that idea. >> well, i don't see why we should have permission when it's already been. does it need to us from the city of palo alto? everything is just beautiful. people are so happy out here. >> parklets were designed to help restaurants. stay open during covid because a lot of us we've simply could not dine indoors at that time.
businesses we spoke with say that they hope the city council will address this part. what issue first thing next year? all right. let's check in on our forecast as we take a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. traffic moving along quite nicely out there. beautiful, clear blue skies up above kyla grogan. here with more on what we can expect as we go outdoors. hey kylen. yeah. well, we've got to enjoy those blue skies. well, we have the misses. got some changes in the forecast coming our way. but i wanted to start off with the new drought monitor that was out today. and of course, we got a little rain and you want to see this just changing. >> overnight, we're out of the drought. but what i would say is look at it this way. it's not worse, right? and we are making some improvements. but we are still, as you can see in severe drought, considered severe drought in the bay area. so that's where we're at with that. but this is what we've got coming our way today. we're going to see those blue skies. but look what happens as we get into friday. we start to see the clouds move in by saturday. we've got a small system rolling by and then as we get into next week, you can see we've got even more coming our way. so i've got rain chances on several days of our
extended forecast. but today it's all about the pretty blue skies that are out there in the cool temperatures. we're sitting in the 50's all across the bay area from san francisco to oakland, san jose livermore concord about 57 santa rosa coming in at about 56 degrees. a little bit of wind out there. you can see fairfield right now gusting up to about 20 miles per hour. it got a little northerly wind coming their way today. temperatures will be pretty cool right below where we should be 50's and 60's. so 59 in san francisco about 64 up in napa 60 in hayward and san jose about 61. so here's what's happening right now. we've got high pressure off the coast that's been building in that shoots everything over the top of us that keeps us dry. and that keeps us a today. we'll see those mild temperatures with some nice blue skies. but as we head towards the weekend, we're going to see some successive system start to drop in. so begins on saturday. kind of rolls into next week. first hit of rain looks pale. modest rate. we're talking about about 18, 100 little under 2 tenths of an inch in san francisco. here's the second hit, though. now the models could be a little bullish on this, but that's a nice
looking forecast. there's as you can see, work our way to the weekend. we're looking out for showers on saturday into sunday. we fall back on sunday. don't forget daylight saving. and then we're going to have a little stormy weather as we head into the beginning of the week and see chances of rain there monday, tuesday and wednesday. so the times the season that has to change truck and yeah, absolutely. good reminder there to get out to vote. also turn back the clock. i got to thank john tree of that on his forecast this morning is love it. love to say thank you so much, kyle. well, still ahead, a woman says she was put in a chokehold by security at a san francisco nightclub. >> we have the response from the business. a kron. 4 exclusive reports. plus, president biden talking more about what he's calling a threat to democracy. what he had to say about the recent violence aimed at political leaders on both sides of the aisle.
♪ ♪ ♪ nothing brings the pack together like a trip to great wolf lodge. now open in northern california. >> there's no place, no place for voter intimidation. political violence in america. whether directed democrats or republicans. no place, period, no place ever. >> a stern warning there from president biden pointing to the brutal attack on house speaker nancy pelosi's husband, paul, his speech coming 2 months after he warned against friend republicans with extremist views. the president claiming
that that group is trying to pull strings to give election, deny ers more power. >> make no mistake. democracy is on the ballot for all of us. must remember that democracy is a covenant. we need to start looking out for each other again. seeing ourselves as we the people. not as entrenched enemies. this is a choice we can make. this union. and chaos are not inevitable. >> the president to go on to specify that he was not talking about the majority of republicans. coming up here in our next half hour on the kron, 4 news at noon. we take a closer look at the propositions on the midterm ballot. >> coming up next, more details on prop 29. and we go on a unique tour of a new san francisco park with a familiar face as bay area. backroads returns. but first, members of
a national or other alleged members of a national catalytic converter theft ring are now in custody. >> what federal investigators are saying about this illegal operation. vo: climate change is fueling a wildfire crisis. destroying our forests. threatening our communities. polluting our air. prop 30 taxes those making over $2 million a year. no one else pays a penny. 30 will reduce the tailpipe emissions that drive climate change. and prevent wildfires and toxic smoke. so we have clean air to breathe. this is about our kids' future. omar: prop 30 helps contain fires and combat tailpipe emissions. vote yes on 30. detect this: living with hiv, i learned i can stay undetectable with fewer medicines. that's why i switched to dovato. dovato is for some adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment or replacing their current hiv-1 regimen. detect this:
no other complete hiv pill uses fewer medicines to help keep you undetectable than dovato. detect this: most hiv pills contain 3 or 4 medicines. dovato is as effective with just 2. research shows people who take hiv treatment as prescribed and get to and stay undetectable can no longer transmit hiv through sex. don't take dovato if you're allergic to its ingredients, or if you take dofetilide. taking dovato with dofetilide can cause serious or life-threatening side effects. hepatitis b can become harder to treat while on dovato. don't stop dovato without talking to your doctor, as your hepatitis b may worsen or become life-threatening. serious or life-threatening side effects can occur, including allergic reactions, lactic acid buildup, and liver problems. if you have a rash or other allergic reaction symptoms, stop dovato and get medical help right away. tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, or if you are, may be, or plan to be pregnant. dovato may harm your unborn baby. use effective birth control while on dovato. do not breastfeed while taking dovato.
you can see bumper to bumper traffic out there. this is a live look at a caltrans camera near the midway exit. well, you can see that back up happening there again. live officials not saying yet what's causing the backup. our newsroom is working to get more information for you as soon as we get that, we will be sure to update you here or on our website. kron 4 dot com. >> george floyd's video like crushed my heart. and i was about to die on the pavement, just like him in a chokehold. >> all right. now to kron 4 exclusive, that woman accusing a security guard at a san francisco nightclub of holding her in a chokehold from for says it made. you spoke with the woman at the center of that incident and also brings us response from the nightclub. >> as i was screaming, you're choking me and talking and talking he starts choking
harder so that i could top. that's what i started to 25 year-old lauren hop is describing being choked by staff security guard at the dna lounge saturday in san francisco. these are photos of wicked vibes halloween party at the here are photos of the bruises she says occurred during the physical altercation with a security >> talk about that specific incident. what are you >> what did the security i have the half of the cigarette. the has the but on that. and she says she stepped out of the club to get some fresh air begin rolling a marijuana cigarette that she was approached by security. >> the tobacco into my paper, maestro the but on the ground. by that point, the security guard comes up to so dotson littering.
>> and you can get kicked out or are thrown out of line so that she says after questioning the guard about that, she was physically dragged out of the i just know that she grabbed me and threw me out of line at that point. by the shoulders. and it escalated from there. at point i started to i was afraid next thing i know i'm on the ground and a child cold while another security guard had my legs pinned down the general manager of the dna lounge paints a different picture of what happened in a statement to kron 4 that reads in part, quote, it over the intoxicated woman was told she could not into our premises. she repeatedly harassed staff members screaming at and striking several of them and refusing all attempts at de-escalation. it goes on to say dna lounge is deeply cognizant of the fact that seen a black person being
restrained under any circumstances. >> in both strong and very valid concerns, all attempts were made to preserve the safety of staff patrons and bystanders during this incident. >> unquote. and looking at the video itself, first thing i know was that the act and that the security guard has his elbow in chokehold passion around young woman that that is a no-no. civil rights attorney john burris took a look at the video and raises this concern regarding chokehold security officers not entitled to use more force place options. you san francisco police were called to the scene to investigate detained hopkins but no arrests were made. she says, although she was released by sfpd being choked by dna, loud security, still grips are emotionally. george floyd's video. >> like crushed my heart. and i was about to die on the pavement, just like him in a chokehold over a cigarette.
and to me, that shouldn't be normal regular for black and brown people in this country. >> at this point, what you want to happen? >> i i want. >> security to get a makeover. i lot those security guards to lose their jobs in san francisco has and you run for new >> another story that we're following here, the kron, 4 news at noon. 21 people are behind bars for their alleged involvement in a catalytic converter crime ring. investigators say 3 of the ringleaders base, their operations out of sacramento, the doj saying surveying andrew yang and recruited converter thieves through an app encouraging them to target cars with the highest value. the group then would ship the stolen converters to a new jersey company called e do for 10's of millions of dollars in 10's of millions of dollars,
rather, a catalytic converter thefts have spiked across the country in recent years. about 1600 are stolen every month in california. according to recent data shared by the state's bureau of automotive repair. all right. let's check in on our forecast. shall we taking a live look outside again, a san francisco, another gorgeous perspective out there. things looking very blue. just like kyla is right now. she's pretty very pretty and very blue. there you both in blue again, by the way. yes, yesterday i know different shade of blue, though, right? there's also quite a bit of blue on this map. the like that transition there, everybody. >> blue means we're down to the freezing mark. and that's where around south lake tahoe right now. 28 degrees in truckee, chilly there as well. >> we, too, are a little bit chilly checkout, eureka, just at 49 degrees. i wanted to show you highway 80. this is the donner summit. so you can see all that snow on the ground. slow going still here. you know, probably a lot of people waylaid from not being able to get through yesterday, trying to make their way in now. but you can see the snow
has stopped and we just have some clouds in the sierra. but we are blue skies everywhere because we've got high pressure that's built in and you can see it here going to shooting out the clouds over the top of us. so we get these gorgeous skies once again. if you take a live look outside here at coit tower in san francisco, san francisco right now, 54 degrees. 57 in conquer route. 61 in nevado santa rosa about 56 degrees fairfield about 59. we've got a little bit of a breeze out there. so we're going to see today. those temperatures stay well below average. you can see just 50's and 60's all across the bay where we should be in the 60's and 70's. but we do have a big change coming our way. we're going to talk more about this when i come back with your extended forecast. yeah, that's a lot of rain. i know. we'll talk about it coming up. all right. love to hear. but rain is on the way. thanks so much. californians are voting on 7 statewide ballot measures this november. among them is proposition 29. >> as kron four's, catherine heenan explains, the measure is similar to a proposition that voters rejected just 2 years ago.
>> this next measure might sound familiar for a 3rd time. voters are being asked to weigh in on regulations for dialysis providers. the latest effort is proposition 29. it requires special onsite supervision during treatment that outpatient dialysis clinics, that supervision could come from a physician nurse practitioner or physician assistant with 6 months of experience. the proposition is also aiming to increase the transparency of the clinics by requiring reports to california's department of public health clinics would have to provide updates on treatment-related infections clinic ownership and whether there are future plans to reduce or and services and those not complying would face fines up to $100,000. prop 29 would also prohibit clinics from refusing care based on who pays for the treatment, whether it's the patient health insurers, medi-cal or
medicare. overall, the measure is similar to one that was rejected by more than 60% of the voters in 2020. so what's different this time around proposition 29 expands the options for the type of onsite supervision during treatments. also new there is a requirement to report ownership interests. so what happens if prop 29 passes costs for dialysis clinics will go up by several $100,000 a year. that's because they be required to pay for a physician or nurse practitioner or physician assistant to be on site during all treatments. california's legislative analyst office as outlined 3 ways which clinic owners could respond to higher costs. the clinics could negotiate increased rates with patients or those paying for treatments. they could continue current operations. but with lower profits or it could lead to some clinics
being closed. the legislative analyst's office does acknowledge some clinics might not be willing or able to handle those options. prop 29 could also increase the costs for some state and local governments. the clinic owners and operators negotiating higher prices with patients could end up forcing the state to pay more through medical and some patients might have to look for treatment at more expensive clinics if their original clinics have to shut down. prop 29 is supported by the service employees international union and united healthcare workers west. it is opposed by dozens of organizations, including the california dialysis council, the california medical association and the 2 companies which own or operate nearly 75% of the state's dialysis clinics. so yes, vote for prop 29 would mean that you support requiring clinics
to pay for a licensed professional to supervise treatment. also more transparency clinics, ownership and operation. a no vote would mean that the clinics would continue operating as they do. now. all right. that's our catherine heenan reporting for us. >> join us this sunday night at 9.30. for everything you need to know before you head to the polls. all right. well, bay area backroads is bad. >> i came from forza grant. lotus takes us on a special journey. so a new outdoor treasure in san francisco with someone who knows the city better than anyone. and a landmark new study shines light on racial inequities in our health care system. how the findings promise to help future patients.
>> all right. welcome back to the kron. 4 news at noon. let's talk a bit about our forecast, shall we beautiful perspective here of coit tower. clear blue skies up seems to be the case, at least for most of san francisco. but of course, we know that things look look very different in different parts of the bay area. kyla grogan tracking it all for kyla. yeah, but i will tell you, we're doing pretty good today with the blue skies. we started off with those clear skies which allowed us to get awfully chilly in the overnight hours because we didn't have the clouds kind of insulating us rate. it's like the heat of the day. >> so we got down to 34 degrees in santa rosa and napa
and the overnight last night livermore. 39 conquer 39 and can see 40's there in redwood city and at the oakland airport. in fact tonight, already national weather service has put out a frost advisory for those of you there in spots like the late show in fairfield. we'll see what happens with the north bay that's still under consideration should be a little bit warmer than it was. you can see all those clear skies that is courtesy of some high pressure. that's off the coast. and that is why these temperatures are going to get a little bit warmer than yesterday, but still 50's and 60's, as you can see right now, 54 in san francisco are 55 in vallejo about 57 in fremont. nevado is already up to 61. but one of the exceptions to the rule. all right. so here's what's happening. we've had that low pressure system move on. and now that's bringing some snow to the 4 corners. we're going to stay sunny today, protected by high pressure off the coast and giving us those 50's and 60's a little cool. and then as we head towards the weekend, we've got 2 successive systems are going to be rolling in. it begins saturday continues into the beginning of next week. and that gives us some opportunities for some rain. so first, let's start with today. we stay dry. we stay sunny temperatures in the 50's
and 60's can see about 57 at half moon bay about 64 in antioch. so that will be kind of the spread of temperatures. beautiful out there. no doubt about it. as we take a live look from the east bay, here's future cast of the first hit of rain. that's your friday afternoon. we get some clouds. then saturday. we've got a little rain rolling in and then we go into sunday afternoon and we get a little bit of a break before another part of the system comes in as well. how much rain are we talking about? the first hit? not bad, right? about 2 tenths of an inch, but then we get the second hit in models are getting very bullish on this. we'll see if it holds together. but that would be going into that kind of monday, tuesday timeframe. so here's the extended forecast. we do fall back this weekend. we get to sunday and of course, we're voting next week. and as i always tell my friends, you got to vote for your opinion. doesn't count that. i want to it's a good hair. yes, absolutely. and you know, i fingers crossed that that rain does does come in yet. >> all right. thanks so much. we know that racial inequalities exist in health care. the cdc confirms it
reporting that racial and ethnic minorities often experience higher rates of illness and death. well, now researchers at ucsf are working to balance the scales in the fight against alzheimer's announcing just this week, millions of dollars in new funding to expand diversity in their study. joining me live now to discuss is doctor michael weiner, professor of radiology, medicine and urology at ucsf. thank you, doctor, for being here with us. my pleasure. alright, just to start off big congratulations to you and your team on your funding. you're getting 147 million dollars in grant money spread over 5 years. so tell us a bit about the study and what you're hoping to achieve here. >> sure, this study has been running since 2004. this is the continuation of it. the overall goal of the study is to find biomarkers which are blood tests and scans which identify alzheimer's disease income used in clinical trials to determine effective treatments for alzheimer's disease. >> all right. now you shared
before that up until about 2 years ago, only 10 to 11% of your research participants were non white. all right. so really interesting figure there. why is it so important to you that you run the studies with a more diverse pool of people? >> well, the goal of our project is to find ways test out medications because the overall goal here is to slow the progression of alzheimer's disease and ultimately prevent that we want we want to stamp out to mention some people just don't have the problem of losing their memory in developing dementia. so our study essentially develops methods that can be used by pharmaceutical companies and other groups to test out medications. and there's a lot of excitement in the field because some indications are now being shown to work. so there's ways to diagnose disease and there appear to be ways to treat alzheimer's disease. but the problem is that many of these studies or i should say, almost all of
these studies are largely well educated white people because those are the people who volunteer for the the problem is that because minorities, especially because of low low education and many minorities live in areas where there's bad water and bad and they don't get relations good health care because of low income lack of insurance. these people are more likely develop side and they have what we call comorbidities. there's more problems with hypertension is not treated so well. so in other words, if we're going to develop medications are going to be used on the general population, then our study should be done inclusive way. so our studies resemble the general population. and if you look at the census figures in the united states of people the age 60. >> you know, barely a majority are white. so it's very
important to include blacks, latinos, asians, pacific islanders. and it's especially important to include people who don't have a lot of education. people don't have a lot of money. people who are just living on social security in the past there have been pouring roman of kinds of people into our studies and it's challenging because we realize that a lot of people just don't have the time. they also don't know very much about alzheimer's. they think that maybe the mansion is just something is a normal consequence of aging, which is not it's a disease. so we need to find better ways to educate the population to educate your listeners. answer their shoes, to be very inclusive and to try to encourage them to get enrolled in our study because we can't find pop yet. we can't find medications that are really going to work on the black and latino and asian populations unless we include people from the black, latino
and asian populations in our studies. is that simple, right, doctor? and, you know, i do want to point out some of the stats to that. it that dementia does appear to disproportionately affect people. >> from communities of color. i do want to ask you one last question in the remaining few moments we have here. how can people learn more about this study and sign up to participate? >> well, they can. they can go to the ad. the website is called the alzheimer's disease neuroimaging initiative and the ad and i and they'll get more information there. >> all right. thank you so much, doctor michael weiner, professor of radiology, medicine and neurology at ucsf. thank you so much for your time on this night. here. all right. well, if you've been in the bay area for a while, you probably remember our program bay area backroads. well, now that kron 4 favorite is back in our grant. lotus takes us on a special journey through the newest tool in san francisco's park system with former mayor willie brown. >> hey, everybody. i'm grant lotus with. i will live mister
willie brown. and welcome to bay area back roads. >> bay area backroads is back in an unfamiliar place with the most familiar face i would never have in vision. >> that they could do this or anything of this nature. end up being in the presidio. its the brand-new presidio tunnel tops decades in the making built on top of highway 101 right at the doorstep of the most iconic bridge in the world. is there a better view in san francisco? nope. >> no. >> and i'm going to guess ultimately. but this is going to be a great. when in space. like city hall is a great win in space. take it from the guy who became married to his adopted city. willie brown moved here from a small texas town right after high school. >> and never left. well,
technically he worked in sacramento is a state lawmaker for 30 years. 15 of them as speaker. then he served 2 terms as san francisco's mayor. he was the first black person to serve in those 2 prominent roles. how could say we're stopped left and right on this fall day coming back in are you kidding all way? no way. does it bring you? >> pride to walk around here and see what this is becoming mean. you you love san francisco more than anybody, right? well, let me tell you, people stop me. yeah. let me on my walks favorably. yells, and it is all front. who roam and around the city. 2 things are guaranteed. when you meet up with this magnanimous mayor. >> that contagious laugh. haha. and he's going to be dressed to the nines. i didn't
know. >> what you show up to this wearing, you know, so watch i started out that did but i can't just in my on what i would wear. based upon the weather, the weather here near crissy field is often windy and foggy and they planned the park accordingly. >> walls and trees blocked the wind in the massive fire pit helps keep things toast e on cold nights. the newest addition to the presidio is military base turned park connects the green space above to the bay below is a military base. >> this is anti military in many, many it is a people's place no matter how much the cost. what they expended to was a pretty together. it's worth it. of course, it was not cheap. 118 million dollars largely funded by private donations to the parks. conservancy give about 2 miles of walking paths, grassy
picnic areas and 200,000 drought resistant plants, half of which are native. it was designed by the same firm that designed another famous urban green space. the high line in new york. >> you've got to wonder how a vision a guy can have a vision to do this. the landscape know and there's this really cool playground. the mayor's been walking by here since construction started in 2014 all the time they were doing all of this. i'd come down to visit as part of my walk. i wasn't good. >> is part of your walking walking from your home although to hear it, about 7 only about about and then the walk. at 88 years of age. you need to walk, mister and at 88, you have to wonder, are you ever going to retire? never. i'm not planning to leave, but would hope that
that's good i want too hochul and lots of now famous mister mayor, plenty for what he's done for them. my legacy. >> in reality. >> of the people's was career start. that's what i care about. i want kamala to be successful. i want i want london breed to be successful. i want nancy pelosi to be a i've got a ton of folk got their first shot. >> with part of the bay bridge bearing his name and the gleeful looks on people's faces as they stop this dapper dude on his walks. there is no question the city by the bay is still, in fact brownstown they this famous light here. >> so that i guess 2 people can go down at the same time. so you know what? i was thinking
>> go first thank you know, like not dress little with mayor brown at presidio tunnel tops. i got work out. i'm grant lotus for bay area back roads. >> i've still what i love to see them. both go down the slide, though. coming up next, new dogs, new music now for a much younger audience. details much younger audience. details on the rapper's latest chocolate. vanilla. strawberry. but this isn't ice cream. this is big tobacco. and their candy flavors are served with a strong dose of nicotine. because big tobacco knows four out of five kids who use tobacco started with a flavored product. and once they're hooked, they can be addicted for life. it's time to put the brakes on big tobacco's candy-flavored trick and protect california kids.
>> all right. well, rapper snoop dogg is trying a new genre of music might be kind of unexpected nursery rhymes and affirmation music for kids. listen to this. >> no one better to be thin now. today is going to be an amazing to >> and introduced his youtube channel doggie land earlier this year. he's also a play to loading songs for kids centered on teaching valuable lessons and putting a new spin on traditional nursery rhymes. that's a lot of fun. that'll do it for us here at the kron. 4 news at noon. let's send things over to olivia horton for us live in the libya. >> hey, kind of likes that. to note. today's going to be a
good expected from snoop dogg, us where he's all over the place. very unexpected. and curious to know if he's going to maybe do like kidd renditions his popular songs, like, you know, drop it like it's hot dry give him some ideas there, stephanie, i know what maybe i don't know because this and maybe it is. but so who do you have on the show today? well, coming up today on the show, we have an incredible day. maybe you want to get out and get some fresh air union square has opened their ice skating rink for the holidays. and we have all the info. >> then its health food that you might be surprised about. a new study reveals this super food is loaded with antioxidants that can help fight diseases. >> plus, or pregnancy workouts were a viral sensation. bettina is joining us to show some easy ways to get moving and best reviews as the top products that you need for inefficient at-home workout in even the smallest of spaces. all of this coming up today on live in the back.