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>>:it seems like every week there is another delay >> pam : more of that frustration may be ahead service disruptions will continue between north concord and the point stations as part-- bart tries to discern a power surge that has disabled several cars
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they have been plagued by a mystery ridge--glitch that is snarling the system we have philippe live >> phillipe :pam. unfortunately, for bart riders, tomorrow, you should expect a repeat of today. more bus bridges, longer commutes and that may be the case for several days, weeks or even months. just two days of this. >> : thought they would have had it fixed by now. >> phillipe :and, bart riders are gritting their teeth. >> : set me back, like about 30 minutes. >> phillipe :while passeners use buses to shuttle back and forth from the pittsburg bay point station to north concord. >> : it almost made me late for work, but i worked it out. >> phillipe :there's worry this situation may go on longer than anyone cares to admit. >> : i don't know if i can deal with it. >> phillipe :bart says 50 train cars have been damaged by power surges in north concord. the third rail on the tracks
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between the two stations in question appears to be emitting twice the amount of power than it should. more energy than the car's can handle, causing an overload. >> : imagine plugging your 110 volt hair dryer into a 220 outlet, that's what's happening. >> phillipe :bart says the surges are damaging these electronic switches on the cars called thyristers. and, the cars can't run without them. problem is -- bart says it typically takes 22 weeks to replace them. engineers are reaching out to manufacturers that could possibly provide a quicker fix. all, while still trying to figure out what caused the power spike in the first place. >> : we;ve narrowed it down to an area. we are testing and troubleshooting. we're moving in and out different power configurations, and doing a lot of inspection work. >> : there's nothing i can do about it -- it's beyond my control. so, just roll with the punches -- that's it. >> : if this continues into next week, uh, it's really going to wear on my patience. >> phillipe :bart says pg&e is
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also involved in this investigation. experts are flying in to help fix this mysterious problem. live in concord, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> pam :commuter chaos started early this morning. for the many bart riders forced to use a bus bridge between the north concord and pittsburh- bay point stations. kron four got on the bus with riders. to find out they were coping with the situation. the bus ride between two stations was longer. and waiting on lines for each bus to fill up. only added to the frustration. >>:we need extra time so we could do all of this so we plan an extra hour to get over here so hopefully i can get to work by 12:00 >>:i thought they did a good job of keeping a safe and they gave
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us this shuttle and accommodated us swarthout was cool--so i thought that was cool >> pam :riders we talked to said they will allocate more time on friday to take the bus bridge. as you heard, the slowdown could go on for sometime. so what do bart's elected board of directors have to say about what's happening ? kron 4's dan kerman caught up with one of them. zakhary mallett. >>:we are an old system and would have an old system that is crumbling we're sensitive to these sorts of instances that is just the reality that we face today >> dan :mallett says, that is now changing. >>:we are needing to locally invest in maintenance and we are most likely going to ask the public's help
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>> pam :but for now , bart riders will have to endure trains with less capacity. until the damaged cars can be brought back on line. when asked by kerman , about giving refunds or discounts because of the inconveniences. mallett said, he sympathizes. but added : "when airlines are late. you don't get a refund or discount." and there are more bart closures coming. next weekend. on march 26th and 27th, there will be no train service between the san leandro and bay fair stations. bart will provide a bus bridge between both stations on those days. bart says, crews will be conducting repairs to that stretch of track. that work is expected to last until june. the bus bridge will cause delays of 30- minutes to 1- hour for passengers. kron 4 has got you covered on everything you need to know about the equipment problem crippling bart service. on our website. kron 4 dot com. we have more video of the damaged train cars.
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plus, video of the new cars that are currently on the way from the east coast. and be sure to tune into kron 4 morning news. beginning at 4-00 tomorrow morning. we will be tracking the part-- bart tries to get trains running again. in the southbay tonight. a high- school track coach has been arrested for allegedly having sexual relationships with two students. kron-4's jeff bush has that story. from mount pleasant high school in san jose. >> jeff :san jose police arrested 21 year old enoch garcia last month and charged him with several counts of lewd acts with minors and having sex with minors. police were tipped off by a school employee who works at mount pleasant high schoolthe same school where garcia was employeed as an assistant coach for the boys and girls track teams. police say the concerned employee suspected that garcia was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school. upon
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further investigation, police determined there was enough evidence to arrest garcia. detectives determined that garcia was involved with a 14 year old girl and a 17 year old girl who are both go to mount pleasant. the eastside high school district says that garcia worked at the school for about three years and was terminated when he was arrested. jessica santana has a teenage daughter and says she is shocked to hear the news of the arrest. >> jessica santana : i would be upset. i would be very upset and i would call the cops to make sure that he goes to jail for that. jeff >> jeff :garcia was booked into the santa clara county jail. his bail is set at $200,000. i'm jeff bush in san jose, kron four news. >> pam :police are searching for the suspect behind a deadly caée shooting in east san jose. it happened last friday night. at bon mua café. along tully road.
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officials say the suspect went inside the business. fired multiple shots and then left the scene. police have identified the victim as 43- year-old brian le. he was transported to the hospital where he later died. the other shooting victim is in stable condition. police have not yet identified the suspect. police in the east bay found the remains of a 90-year-old el cerrito woman in a trash barrel. at the home where she had lived. but now they still need to find out who killed her. officials have confirmed. the remains were of mary osbin. and she died of a gunshot wound. she was last seen at her house at leneve place last august. an arrest warrant has been issued for her adoptive daughter. alicia osbin. investigators now believe she is in the los angeles area.and may be dressing in men's clothes. they say, she is considered armed and dangerous. busted windshields. scores of vehicles have been targeted by vandals in the city of san leandro. tonight. investigators are
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hoping this surveillance video. will generate tips that lead to the arrest of the person committing these crimes. it shows a vehicle coming to a stop in front of a house. a man emerges holding, what police say, is a b-b-gun. he fires at the windows of vehicles parked in the driveway. then drives off. police say, this has been an ongoing problem dating back to december of 2015. the recent el-nino storms have resulted in an untold numnber of potholes all around the bay area. san jose's pothole repair crews have a new tool. a high-tech 'spray injection truck. crews have filled some 28-hundred potholes since january first. a spokesman for the department of transportation says. the number of calls for pothole repairs is currently double what is considered normal. the problem. of course. is all the storm- driven rainwater >>:when the heavy trucks go over it it will crack it further
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when the traffic hits it it will cause further cracks to appear and form >> pam :high traffic roads and freeways are seeing the most potholes. san jose's standard is to have a crew on scene within two days of receiving a complaint. six months after the devastating valley wildfires ripped across lake county. middletown is still recovering. some homes are being re-built. while many lots are still vacant. more than 500 homes. and hundreds of other structures were engulfed in the 70- thousand acre inferno. property owners are back at square one. and now faced with the decision of whether they should even rebuild. kron 4 was in middletown today. and talked with some of the people in the recovery process
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they say the process is taking an emotional toll on everyone. >>:it is a real hard world--- road and the we are taking and nobody knows really what we are going through except for us and it is just her and this japanthose in the county helping with the insurance process say, they are working hard to get the paperwork finished. so families can rebuild their homes. later on kron-4 news. a new kind of track shoe that helps you lace-up. scary moments when a prep- rally stunt backfires. and.the tide is changing at seaworld parks in california and elsewhere. >> gary :coming up later in the broadcast we have the sports
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highlights and also we have the forty-niners her signed a player letter in the broadcast o'brien this storm and the pacific is getting closer and is good to be giving some changes for the weekend
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>> pam :the current generation of orcas at seaworld will be the last. the company says, it is ending its breeding program. and going in a new direction at its parks in california and elsewhere. this action comes after years of criticism from the public and animal welfare groups. critcs say, orcas are too smart and too big to be kept in captivity. and that may account for the aggression that led to the death of a trainer. seaworld authorities say, they will now focus more on animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts the company even plans to partner- up. with one of its fiercest opponents. the humane society. scary moments at a high school pep rally in florida. a man suffered serious burns after he caught fire. the hired "fire breather". was doing a stunt, when you can see the flames engulf him. some students rushed to help. dousing the flames with a fire
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extinguisher. several students went to the hospital after having difficulty breathing. docters say, the peformer is expected to survive. but the incident is now being investigated by the school district, which called the incident "inexcusable". pyro- technics and fire. are not allowed in county schools >> brian :these are going to move into the bay for tonight and even in the inland ellis was some sunshine for the afternoon we will see a significant drop in temperatures the '60s for tomorrow down from
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80 to 63 and then through the weekend the system out here in the pacific is slowly going to spend in our direction and bring a chance of rain coming up on sunday and we may action have some drizzle or sprinkles a chance for rain but only a quarter inch expected >> pam :i'm here with the sports director gary >> gary :i'm glad that i get to
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give this sports information a day before the biggest game of the year, the cal golden bears take a massive hit. starting point guard and leading scorer tyrone wallace is out for tomorrow's matchup against hawaii. after breaking his hand in practice. it's also a blow from an experience standpoint.since
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he's the only senior on the roster who's played in the big dance. here's the team on his absence. >>:will make adjustments >> gary : usc coach andy enfield the darling on the tournament in 2013 with florida gulf coast 3 seconds leftusc up by 1 providence executes the inbounds play drew andrews making the layup 70-69 providence . last chance for usc the heave is no good final: 70-69 providence play #1 seed north carolina next the 49ers made their first free agent splash. agreeing to terms with guard zane beadles on a three year, $11.3 million deal
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today. trouble is beadles was rated 53rd out of 66 guards in the nfl last season by pro football focus. and he was recently cut by the jacksonville jaguars none-the- less his is the first potential starter the niners have signed thus far r the sharkies in arizona. 2nd period/1-0 coyotes tomas hertl jams in the rebound to tie the game 1-1 still 1-1 shane doan scores the late goes for arizona they added an empty-netter soon after
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final: 3-1 coyotes sharks 7 points back in the pacific division 3rd place >> pam : still ahead. a superbowl story. street artists and vendors may get some compensation. for being moved off certain streets before and during the big n-f-l super bowl game last month. super bowl game last month. don't be artificial, but always be sweet. nature valley granola bars. no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. just good. there are a lot of ways to pack your breakfast with protein. but the most delicious way is to just add milk. new nature valley cereals. at least 10 grams of protein with milk, and a touch of sweetness for three new ways to power you through your day.
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>> pam :san francisco street vendors and artists. who say they lost money during the superbowl. may get some compensation. san francisco supervisors are
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set to vote next week. on a proposal to give up six-hundred dollars each to nearly 250 permitted street vendors. they had to relocate due to super bowl city. streets along the embarcadero were closed for more than 20 - days during the time the city set up, used and took down the super bowl city attraction. still ahead. nike has got a new kind of shoe.
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these are the hands that plow the data, dig up clues, create opportunity, and weave messages that lead to sales. these are the hands of pitney bowes, the craftsmen of commerce. these are the hands, the hands that drive commerce, that build business across borders. these are the hands of pitney bowes, the craftsmen of commerce. >> pam :nike. has come up with an invention. that may
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revolutionize the sneaker business. or not. it is nike's new self- lacing sneaker. they are called hyper- adapt 1-point-oh. the sneakers are designed to lace up when your foot slides in. and hits a sensor in the heel of the shoe. there are two buttons on the side which allow you to adjust the fit. after the laces automatically tighten. nike has been working on the concept since 20-13. it is based on the sneakers in the "back -to- the- future" movie series. the self-lacing sneaker will be available to "nike-plus" members. this holiday season. and in three different colors. >> brian :we will see temperatures go into the low to mid '70's and then for the weekend it will get a little cooler
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>> pam :that's it for the kron 4 news at 11. stay connected with kron 4 and get latest news at kron 4 dot com. or download one of our mobile apps. kron 4 dot com. or download one of our mobile apps. we'll see you tomorrow morning! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> family first. the baseball star told to stop bringing his son to the game. >> now he is walking away from a $13 million contract. >> i think it's sweet that he brings his son. >> he does it a lot. >> then trump, clinton dog fight over this new ad. and -- >> erin andrews. >> erin andrews' first appearance since her peeping tom trial victory. >> this is my kind of come out of hiding. and shocking testimony from the woman at the center of the hulk hogan sex tape trial. >> they had sex three or four times. she can't remember. >> and playin


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