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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the 4 morning news at 4. >> good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news it's friday. april 30th. >> kind of sad hear. this is the last day april reyna harvey. let's start this morning with a check of weather with john shrable live in the weather center. hopefully to give us some great weather news so we can make some fun weekend plans. good morning. john gant got to celebrate the last day of april get it done right as we make our way out of this month on into the next one ahead of us. so far. it's looking like the end of april in the beginning of may are going to bring that many significant changes to the pattern, at least that we've gotten used
to for much of this april so far. >> you look outside right now shows you clear skies. we are going to be looking at in the cloud cover, at least rain producing clouds in this forecast. you can see that there is some low cloud cover right at the distance there. but again, none of this going to result in any chance of rainfall for the bay currently temperatures are hovering in the 40's and 50's with berkeley right at 50 degrees. fremont san mateo and san francisco at 51 while pittsburgh another really mild start for you. sitting right now at 57 degrees skies. noticeable cloud cover sifting especially closer to the coastline. we saw some of those clouds increasing late yesterday. but overall conditions just do remain dry to our west. it's a low pressure area that is going to help to net job. this high-pressure ridge a bit and that's why we are looking at an increase in wind speed as we work our way on through the finish of this forecast this week. you can see that winds will pick up later on today making for a brisk feel as we move our way into your friday evening. and tomorrow stays
breezy for much of the day. saturday is just going to be a windy one for start to finish many areas. today's daytime highs still warm in the 80's for most of us morgan hill livermore concord napa in the low 80's. will cut 85 he word free much redwood city in the 70's while oakland and san francisco actually working our way down just a little bit into the mid to upper 60's tomorrow's temperatures a little cooler. it's definitely going to be on the windy side for your saturday to supplant around that as you venture out, not just for saturday there but also into sunday her first 2 days of may into next week. temperatures do start to warm back up and by tuesday and wednesday. we've climbed well back into the mid to upper 80's for inland spots and 70's right along the bay reyna. john, thank you for that. let's get a look at your traffic as you're hitting the road this morning. >> we're tracking your drive in the bay bridge from the maze to that fremont street exit a little under 9 minutes. not seeing any major delays or accidents for your commute from the east bay into the
city. let's also head over and look at the san mateo bridge and in across towards the peninsula. a little under 10 minutes here for your drive times. so conditions are at the limit. we'll head over and get a look at the golden gate bridge. as you can see, they still have that overnight construction on the bridge right now. 20 minutes to make it into the city this morning. i don't see a lot of fog. so that's good news. we'll have more on this coming up for now back to the news. happening now in the east bay chp is investigating the shooting on highway 4 in pittsburgh. it happened on the eastbound railroad avenue off-ramp around 9 o'clock last night. a man was shot in the neck causing him to crash into a big rig. this is video from the scene. you can see the victim's car smashed up against that truck. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. investigators say the shooting was not random. police have not released any information on the shooter. breaking overnight in the south bay. one man was injured in a shooting in san jose happened
on east broke all road just before 11 last night. this is video from that scene. the victim does have life threatening injuries and police have not said anything about the shooter. this is san jose's 14th homicide so far this year. for the first time we're hearing the 911 calls made before. mario gonzalez died in police custody and the recording. you can hear 2 different men calling to report gonzales. >> in my front yard talking to himself. no mask. and i went out there and the dog to bark at them and dog enjoys being not making any doing anything wrong. scared my any weapons on him. now he has become a local you've been pushing into air. the mom it does appear to be an effort count. might be the kind of has been kind of loitering around there for
probably half an hour down. >> we're also hearing from gonzales. his family. they say the officers had no right to detain mario. and according to their attorney, the officer should face criminal charges. kron forcefully call has that story for us. >> mario gonzalez's family says his death was murder and that the alameda police officers involved in is in custody. death last week should face criminal charges. but their civil rights attorney michael had dad says it's important all facts are noon before he can definitively say mario was killed intentionally. i'm a lawyer so i can just toss that word murder around easily. i know it's a term of art, right. and so there is some investigation going on. dad says, though, that he is convinced the officers share responsibility for mario's passing whether voluntary manslaughter involuntary manslaughter. something higher. >> i it's not really for me to say. but i do think there should be some criminal consequences. in addition to the civil consequences as dad
explores a civil suit against the officers. he pushes back at the attorney representing them who claims the officers worked hard to calmly end their encounter with mario peacefully. >> a dad says the body camera video released shows a different story when the officers responded to 911. calls april 19th reporting a possibly intoxicated man loitering in a park on oak street and that he was possibly involved in a theft. there is no reason to touch him at all. and officer mckinley spent. >> a few minutes talking to him. during which time he found out that mario was harmless friendly. and minding his own business. and so the officer should have gone to the the household that made the call and told them we've checked into the matter. you don't have anything to be afraid of and the man is not breaking any laws and just not instead, mario was wrestled to the ground and suffered what police call a medical emergency as the officers applied pressure to his back.
>> well, the officers remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations into mario's death. his family is preparing funeral arrangements believed to hold on for year. >> a triple shooting is under investigation in san francisco. it happened yesterday near market in mason a block away from the westfield shopping center. 3 people were shot, one of the victims died. investigators remained on scene for several hours before that area reopen for traffic. people who work in the area say they're disheartened by the violence. >> we need to stop the buzz that only in the bay area but across the nation man let you know you live. >> the 2 other victims were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries at this time. no arrests have been made. in the south bay for the second time in san jose this month. a pedestrian was killed by a driver who left the scene wednesday night. a woman who was crossing the street but not
using a crosswalk was kill. it happened just north of carter avenue back on april. first another woman was also hit and killed near that same intersection. she been in her wheelchair and in the crosswalk both incidents happened near the same intersection and now there are concerns about the safety of the area. >> even though this is a walk at you. they are still go by and you got to walk the walk for them, then, you know safe to go by. you've got to watch for you now. >> no details are available yet but flyers from the first incident include photo of a white mercedes benz. it's similar to the one being sought by police. there is no apparent connection between the 2 hit and run deaths. and the north bay the campaign to recall the windsor mayor is moving forward. the town clerk in sonoma county register's voters have reviewed the notice of intention and verified the required signatures. the recall campaign first filed the notice on monday. but it was
rejected because it was missing the words at large. what a for into mayor dominic foppoli. the documents submitted on thursday met the required criteria. 4 police facing assault accusations by 6 women. he denies doing anything illegal. in the east bay a fast-moving brush fire burned dangerously close to homes and the east bay before crews got it under control. this is video from a doorbell camera that caught fire burning in pittsburgh. the fire started yesterday afternoon along corker pass road near norton hill road. the fire was stopped by firefighters at about 5 acres. neighbors were stunned to see the fire near their homes. i can't explain. it was. >> the wind up the hill, the huge flames. and it was just terrifying. you know, because you going to calm start flying toward your home. i was just scared that one day this would happen here we are that we've had to have these fires. >> so it's a little unsettling. it's scary. i was just worried about my daughter
in my animals in that getting everybody to safety. >> the fire is a sign of an early start to the fire season contra. costa county firefighters have been responding to brush fires since march. coming up on the kron 4 morning news there's a proposal to install security cameras. >> in san francisco's castro district to help protect businesses and not everyone is happy with it. some are pushing back. plus, president joe biden and vice president kamala harris. we'll be on the road pushing the 2 trillion dollars infrastructure plan. a live report from washington ahead. drought conditions are being felt all across the bay area where as a force are at historically low levels. we're going to explain what's being done to get through this water done to get through this water emergency. after my car accident, done to get through this water emergency. i wondered what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. when that car hit my motorcycle,
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>> happening now. nearly 98% of california is in some stage of drought, california state lawmakers are moving forward with a multibillion dollar package to address the state's drought issues. capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains how the money would be used. >> the 3.4 billion dollar drought relief package cleared its first hurdle in the california legislature thursday as lawmakers try to swiftly, send it to the governor for approval. the effort unanimously cleared a
senate budget committee on natural resources for every. >> here we can getting money on the ground. it's the weeks there's operation happening on our soils. some of these water districts, quite frankly needs resources to get. >> james half a billion dollars would be available immediately for emergency drought-related response for communities that need it across california. thursday's drought monitor released showed 88% the state is in a severe drought with the entire state considered abnormally dry. >> wait for everything shake out. >> the proposed package would also put funds toward improving water supply in smaller communities help or 8 players with covid related water debt and provide help to struggling agriculture and local water agencies. the package would be paid with state and federal funds. state natural resources and water officials know california is seeing similar conditions to what it saw its most recent drought a few years ago regardless of these conditions. governor gavin
newsom says he's still not ready to declare a drought-related state of emergency newsom's administration thursday told lawmakers many lessons were learned in the last route that led to projects and policies which they say improved california's protection from drought lawmakers say more still needs to be done every day we today that we're losing opportunity to get seat in the ground and stabilize the soil. >> as well as the pacaage now heads the senate's full budget committee for approval in sacramento. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> and the north bay mandatory measures are already in place. and now the this pool water district is looking to put even further limits on when people can use water kron four's terisa stasio explains. >> quad copter for showing this startling. look at phoenix lake in marine county. normally this resin for one of 7 vital for drinking water up to the green bushes but not now. now the marine municipal water district. so desperate it's siphoning water from the
reservoir to shore up other shrinking supplies. reservoir storage levels are at about 50% and typically this time of year we see the levels that about 90% or better. >> so we are on track to become a drought of record jeanie building is the spokesperson for the water district. we've had 2 consecutive years, 2 consecutive dry years. last year was the second driest year in 90 years. >> levels already forcing the board to put immediate and mandatory water conservation orders into place. so there's several things that we're asking people to do not to wash their cars at home. >> don't power wash your homes or businesses. and you know, if you're going to water water by hand. it's really more efficient than patients system. if you do water, it's always best to water in the morning or in evening. and now even stricter measures being considered next week. on tuesday our board will look at
some irrigation restrictions so that we can save water even more. during the summer. we see our demand double and the majority of that is irrigation belding says for now they hope residents understand and take small steps to make a difference. if not fines, could be levied. >> the district spokesperson saying that small steps can make a big difference. for example, putting on a shut-off nozzle on your hose make sure that you don't have leaking water. this is now mandatory in the county to have on a hose. if you want to something like this free. you can go to the marine website and just ask for one, there's also shower nozzles that you can put on that can also make a huge difference as we go further into this drought, a marine county theresa 4 news. >> be sure to download the kron 4 news app as we continue to cover and monitor the drought conditions. you can also find a list of tips on how to start conserving water
right now, just scan that qr code on your screen throughout the morning with your phone and download that app. at least 44 people are dead and more than 100 were injured. and then that broke out during a religious festival in israel. 10's of thousands gathered for an annual celebration involving mostly overlooked poultry orthodox jews the large crowds typically light bonfires as part of the celebration, although it's unclear exactly how the stampede started reports mention a grandstanding collapse. israeli prime minister called it a great tragedy and said everyone is praying for the victims. in national news, the biden administration hits the road again today to sell its infrastructure plan to the american people. president biden will travel to philadelphia and vice president kamala harris to cincinnati washington correspondent jessi tenure joins us live with where negotiations stand on the package. good morning, jesse.
>> good morning. right now the president gave vice president harris another assignment during his address to congress this week leading the effort to push through this plan. but senate republicans are already making it clear that their former colleague still has a lot of work to do to find common ground. >> the biggest jobs plan in this country since world war 2 american jobs plan will put america to work. president joe biden and vice president kamala harris will continue their pitch today for the 2 trillion-dollar infrastructure plan infrastructures and just steel and concrete its people. the package would invest in roads pipes and high speed internet. we connect americans to economic opportunity but also fund better benefits for caregivers and measures to combat climate change. we can do what we need to do is saving the planet and yet create millions of good-paying jobs. but republicans in congress like senators tommy tuberville and bill cassidy still aren't sold on the expansive and expensive plan
and making corporations foot. the bill needs to be roads and bridges and not a lot of things. he's talking about a lot of what they're throwing up. there's not fiscally sound. the gop counter plan would focus on more traditional infrastructure projects and pay for them with user fees on electric vehicles. unspent federal funds and possible contributions from state and local governments. but president biden has called a scaled down package, a no-go. they need the come talk to us and we'll see how much they will actually listen. as those conversations continue. the senate overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan water resources bill yesterday. >> and democrats are hoping that this can really serve as a template for building consensus moving forward hround this broader infrastructure plan live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> thank you, jesse. bipartisan talks on police reform picked up on capitol hill just after president biden called for a bill to make it to his desk. >> by next month. i'm kelly
>> talks resumed thursday on a police reform proposal currently stalled in the senate off a missing weeding. the discussion. republican south carolina senator tim scott and democrats, new jersey senator cory booker and california congresswoman karen bass as they met with families impacted by police violence with the family members. >> he spoke to me want progress, that they can any meaningful way scott is the republican led on police reform and introduced his own bill last summer that failed to advance in the senate. >> now he's working with democrats to find common ground. north carolina republican senator thom tillis says scott is making progress and he's been having is probably even more meetings with our democratic counterparts to say let's get this done during his first address to congress. president joe biden set a deadline for the legislation to get to his desk by may 25th the first anniversary of george floyd's death at the hands of police.
we've all seen and even justice in the neck of black americans. >> now is our opportunity to make some real progress. virginia democrat tim kaine says it's hard to senators will meet the deadline set by president biden. >> but kaine says the momentum is there. we need to do it. i think the best thing they can is keep in mind why we're doing what we're doing. scott says the bipartisan lawmakers will continue working together to find a solution reporting in washington. i'm kelly meyer. >> city leaders in berkeley say they are the first in the nation to track the use of what they call militarized equipment. their police department uses the ordinance will include things like specialized terms, projectile, launches and battering rams. police must now file a report every year that includes an inventory of that equipment and the circumstances under which it was used. >> what is now standard the place is not standard to the public. these things really look, frightening. but you when there's a large group of officers like in crowd control
situations. this list. partly came out former president obama's list of equipment that was being acquired by departments from the military. it's been heavily vetted by police from eu commission. >> the police equipment and community safety ordinance is the final piece of last summer's sweeping police reforms passed by the berkeley city council. we'll be right back after the break. i was injured in a car crash. i had no idea how much my case was worth. i called the barnes firm.
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welcome back to the problem. morning news. let's get another check of weather this morning with john sabol who's live in the weather center this morning. i was actually looking at your seven-day forecast. as you looks like we'll have a lot of sunshine is going to be a little one up there, right. yeah. keeping the sunshine around arena. that's not going anywhere will be holding on to a well throughout the course of the forecast ahead of us. >> really no changes as far as our dry trend of weather goes under warmer than average trend of weather goes. now, we will be looking at a subtle cool down into the weekend as we kick off the first couple of just around the corner. now as it is the last day of april. you look outside at the coast, there's some cloud cover overhead but not talking any fog out there this morning. cloud cover very visible on radar that blanket of it pushing in from the coast all across the rest of the bay winds today will be picking up, especially towards the finish of the day. so a brisk finished your friday and then tomorrow is going to be noticeably cooler and all in
all, when deer one together as well. you can see by the time we work our way into saturday morning. specially windy at the coast and across the north bay temperatures. right now we're in the 40's and 50's. it is a cool start to the day. get out there. once the sun comes up, enjoy a nice little jog before the heat of the afternoon conditions this afternoon will be warm. not quite as warm as yesterday. but honestly, pretty similar highs in the upper 70's to low 80's for inland areas bayside areas in the low 70's and coastal spots hanging on to the 60's reyna. john, thank you for that. let's get a look at your commute this morning. we are starting with the bay bridge a little under 10 minutes for you to make it to the fremont street exit. >> once you finally hit the may's not seen any hot spots out there on the road today. so we're going to continue traveling over to the san mateo bridge. the show. you things they're headed across towards the peninsula are looking great. traffic is currently at the limit. we're about 10 minutes or so to head across towards the peninsula. again, no accidents to slow do