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>> when fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at >> now it a big announcement from president biden on the deadline to get out of afghanistan. also, how the bay area's stepping up support to help evacuate >> dozens of demonstrators interrupted a city council meeting in san jose where a vaccine mandate is on the table where that vote stands tonight. also encouraging covid forecast from the nation's top infectious disease expert when doctor fauci believes the u.s. could return to some normalcy.
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>> good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us for kron 4 news at 8. i'm catherine heenan. pam moore has the night and i'm ken wayne, americans afghan refugees and u.s. forces will be out of afghanistan one week from tonight. that was the message from president biden today. the president not backing off his initial deadline despite the pleas to extend it today with the help of a global coalition. the u.s. pulled off its biggest day of evacuation flights so far more than 21,000 people in 24 hours. >> i asked the pentagon and the state department for contingency plans to adjust the timetable. should that become necessary. >> i'm determined to ensure that we complete our mission. this mission. i'm also mindful of the increase in risk. and i've been i've briefed on and the need to factor those read those risks cent. they're real and significant challenges that we also to take into consideration.
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>> as the president said, this decision reflects the growing fear of extremist attacks at the kabul airport. it opens biden to political complaints of caving to taliban demands and potentially leaving some americans and afghan allies behind the taliban still opposing any extension saying all foreign nationals must leave by the deadline bay area. companies residents and political leaders continue to work around the clock to try to help afghanistan families affected by the crisis in that country as united states pulls out for the negotiated agreement. kron terisa stasio has the latest, including the chilling stories being told by some of the refugees who have made it out. >> these are people feared for their lives that in this tiny family's case. they were beaten by the taliban, getting to the airport congressman roe conn is office worked at a feverish pace to get this family to milpitas in the east bay from afghanistan. >> it is just one of several
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families the representative tells kron 4 news. his office staff continues to try and help in this international crisis. >> well, we're all different requests were receiving from american citizens. some from green card holders, some as afghan who are in a vulnerable position fear for their lives. women's rights act activists are just afghan afghan women and then we're receiving requests about translators, people who helped us in our war, in our fight for 20 years. we've all been watching over the last week as as what. >> has become one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time is unfolding in afghanistan. and you know, we quickly started working with partners on the ground. the international rescue committee and we kept on your partner's that see housing upon arrival. united states was that biggest first need. >> christopher knoll t is air bnb is director of corporate affairs. he says so far they
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have helped place thousands into housing as they arrive at of afghanistan. and so, you know, we've committed you know, housing 20,000. >> refugees, most united states, but also abroad. >> this past weekend we were able to work with our partners to the police. about 200 families in housing, including in san francisco and seattle and chicago as for the soul taney family. congressman ro khanna says that they are settling in after their very strenuous journey to the united states like them. a new lease on. >> on life. so it's one of staff. extraordinary gratitude and i think a lot of stress for what they've endured over the last week. >> terry says stasio kron 4 news. you can find much more coverage on our website. kron 4 dot com just scan that qr code on the street with your mobile device. it will take you straight to our web page where you can read what's next for afghanistan along with local reaction.
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>> about 3 dozen anti mask protesters. first, the city today, too. take a recess ahead of a vote on a vaccine mandate. dozens of demonstrators were holding signs saying my body, my choice. the mandate they are upset about has been proposed by sanders as mayor, it would require proof of vaccination at city owned buildings where there will be crowds of at least 50 people. if this does pass tonight, it would affect facilities like the sa peace center of the san jose civic theater and the san jose center for the performing arts during the meeting tonight to mayor sam liccardo explained his reason for the proposal as a parade of speakers voiced displeasure over the vaccine mandates. >> there's not much experts in the field. scientists. that indoor settings are particularly risky. for the
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spread of the virus. and that's why we have mask mandates indoors and that is why we are looking in considering this vaccination requirement. >> i am not here just to i'm not against vaccines. per se. i am against them i think it should be a personal choice is not your job to tell me. what i need to do with my body. that's between me and my doctor. that's between our family and our doctors. >> the city council is emphasizing the mandate would not forced people to get the vaccine. it would require proof of vaccination before entering city on buildings and con first and foreign is covering the vote. we'll have a live report coming up on kron 4 news at in the north bay sonoma counties moving up its deadline for teachers and staff to prove they've been vaccinated by 3 weeks. >> sonoma county, teachers and administrators will now need to show their proof of vaccination by september 24th. if someone does not get the vaccine and no need to be tested. once a week. county
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officials say that since schools opened earlier this month. there have been 38 cases of covid identified among students and staff. also in the north bay solano county is the only bay area county without a mask mandate. and tonight the city of benicia is considering implementing its own. it would be for all indoor spaces in the city, including commercial buildings. the solano county health department says it doesn't think making people wear masks indoors is necessary. but finishes mayor says a new mandate could be the best chance of curbing rising cases. we'll let you know when a vote has been reached. doctor anthony fauci said this week he believes the u.s. could have some return to normalcy from the pandemic by the spring of 2022. that's only if there's a surge in vaccinations. but this uplifting forecast comes at a time when the bay area has some hopeful news of its own. kron four's. dan kerman has the story. and it's going to totally be up to us. some
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encouraging words from white house chief medical advisor doctor anthony fauci that the u.s. could get covid-19 under control by spring of next year. >> if we get the overwhelming majority of those 80 to 90 million people who had not yet been vaccinated who've been reluctant to get vaccinated or had not had the opportunity. i believe we can see light at the end of the tunnel here in the bay area already some positive news. >> that surge that we experienced through july is beginning to abate. we've seen now plus-an cases pretty, you know, clear now over the past couple weeks have not seen increases in cases and that fact are seeing a slight decrease too early to say that that surge is resolved we're more in a marin county health officer doctor matt willis says there still remains a high rate of transmission. >> which is why indoor masking and distancing must continue. but he says a survey of the state's 58 counties fines a similar plateau in counties with high vaccination rates.
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we think there is actually a clear relationship. >> jen county vaccination rates and and case rates. and that offered a measure of reassurance we could anticipate as we vaccinate more residents that are case rates might in fact continues to climb infectious disease. experts also believe a change in behavior has played a role in leveling the search. every time we serve. >> we do things to get better and they get better. predominantly because of the non pharmaceutical interventions. people start wearing their masks. >> people are more careful. there were 10 of you know, i'm not doing the same things i was doing 6 weeks ago. >> schwartz bird says it's also common after a surge that people let their guard down too soon. he says if we want long lasting success that behavior is going to need to change as well. in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> and stay with kron. 4 for
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continuing coronavirus coverage just scan that qr code with your mobile device. it will take you straight to our web page dedicated to covid coverage. it's all at kron. 4 dot com. >> to done. >> coming up on kron 4 news today, right place, right. time for an off-duty officer when a baby begins to choke by the officer now wants to reconnect with the >> north. a beauty store turned into a crime scene after a major merchandise heist. plus the record just said near lake tahoe. >> as air quality remains horrendous and the caldor fire threatens populated areas. ever see a little fog around the bay area now. but some smoke may soon be on the way. we'll tell you when coming up next.
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rule your day with 5g. only at metro by t-mobile. >> new tonight at a son off-duty police officer helped a woman in livermore was her baby who appeared to be choking. and now that officer wants to get in touch with the mother who wants to find out how the baby is doing. kron four's. michelle kingston talk to the officer today. >> got to an off-duty police officer helping a mother save her baby from choking last weekend. this happened to him or on first street. the officer says he was on his way home from the movie theater with this across a woman on the side of the road. the.
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>> appeared to be crying hysterically. she was holding her baby kind of against her shoulder. so i stopped the car jumped out the night. >> went over to her officer gilbert roach-ah pablo says the woman handed her baby over to him. he noticed the baby's cheeks were getting blue. he did some back thrusts while he instructed them on to do a finger sweet to attend to clear the airway here. you can see officers approaching instructing his family to call 911. after 2 to 3 minutes. the baby cough threw up and began to cry. and that's when i knew that their way was clear at that point livermore police arrive to take over officer te'o. she now wants to connect with the mom and make sure the baby is ok, i definitely don't feel like right thing. >> anybody in that situation has seen her there distraught as she was would have probably tried to do the same thing. michelle kingston, kron 4 news. >> turning now to our wildfire
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coverage the caldor fires causing very poor air quality in the lake tahoe area. this is time lapse video. >> from south shore. watch that ridge line back gradually completely disappears moderately blue skies turned orange as time goes on the air quality index in tahoe city in the north shore. it's currently read. that means it is very poor. the caldor sire and el dorado counties. now the number one firefighting priority in the country. that's according to cal fire. it is causing some of the worst air quality in the whole country are grant lotus is here and. >> has details catherine, can. this is day after day. you know, it's a prolonged we've seen video on social media of what it's like up there. it is just hard to breathe. and we've had here in the bay. but fortunately, our air quality is much better than what they're seeing here. the tahoe area, the national weather service, in fact saying that the reno sparks area of nevada recorded its worst ever air quality yesterday is smoke from the caldor fire nearby just suffocated the region. this is video here from dustin
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name that. so smoky on this drive. it's like thick fog. you can barely see, this is in truckee. it was taken over the weekend to counter fire has been burning for about 10 days now. cal fire saying nearly 118,000 acres have been scorched. containment is 9%. 632 structures have been destroyed. and evacuation orders remain in place in parts of el dorado county evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of amador county, meaning folks, there should be set to go at a moment's notice. cal fire says this is the most concerning active fire because it's getting closer to the tahoe basin. >> we are putting in a lot of contingency planning putting in a lot of line to work towards holding it out of the tahoe region itself. now the fire has jumped all the way up to highway 50, obviously one of the main highways into the southern south lake tahoe region. not highway. does
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remain tonight mainly due to giving firefighters the to try to hold the fire to hold it south of 50 hold it from getting closer to that our region. but the mother nature does not been working in our favor. i we've been having continued drought conditions across much of the state. not really alone is leading to just explosive growth of the caldor fire. the dixie fire and the dozen other fires are burning as we speak. >> and we're still in late august we're also monitoring that dixie fire, the monster of a fire that continues to burn across 5 northern california counties been active for 41 days now. it has scorched more than 733,000 acres containment there is 43% and is destroyed more than 12 100 buildings and evacuation orders remain in effect for parts of last and and to counties and just moments ago, president biden approved a major disaster declaration for the counties where the river fire and the dixie fire have dicimated communities.
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governor newsom's office just confirming that development, which of course will help people eventually the resources rebuild and recover. so a long way to go, though, catherine and ken, back to you now say i thank you, grant. >> all right. now to our 4 zone forecast. we're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with more on our air quality. lawrence. boy, and it is been very, very bad parts of the states in and around the fires. if you are downwind from one of these fires. you're looking some of the worst air quality and that's exactly what they're seen up in tahoe right now. here is the very latest on the air quality conditions in and around lake tahoe. you see much of that covered in red here that is very, very poor. that smoke just settling in there. the eastern half of lake continuing all the way to carson city. even into reno. that is the worst air quality that measured by our centers. they're getting all that smoke. we fortunately are getting the sea breeze and that's keeping most of our air quality looking good around
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the bay area. most areas in green couple areas in yellow right now. that's moderate. but otherwise that is very good compared to what they're dealing with now. here we go. in the high country. here's the very latest on the fire. you can see all that just to the south of 50 there you can see worst lake tahoe is right here. all that smoke. you see the wind direction. look at that pumping all that smoke up in that direction. that would be the case. i think that at least the next 24 hours. all that smoke rolling up in lake tahoe and then we're going to be in to see a bit of a wind switch and that will switch may be more of a northerly component wind that will push that south that means back toward the bay area we could likely see more smoke moving in our direction here's the very latest on our smoke trackers. we see overnight tonight. we've got a lot of blue already showing up around the bay area. that is better air quality. it's not perfect. a perfectly clean, but certainly nice you look up in the high country and they're surrounded by all the red and the purple that is very poor air quality and lots of smoke as we take you through the night tonight that sea breeze will continue to see the delta breeze right through into the central valley, bringing them
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some nice fresh air. but the high country. that smoke is just going to settle down as the winds begin to calm down the high country. all that smoke kind of settles in and around the fire. that's what they can expect for tonight and tomorrow. but then after that things begin to change. i think that wind is going to start switch directions. all of a sudden we'll see some of that smoke pouring i think back in the bay area as we head into our thursday and possibly on friday to you. thank you, lawrence. >> in the north bay, 5 people are in custody. they're accused of robbing this beauty start petaluma police say they were seen driving away from the area last night. they're accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of merchandise there was a brief chase before all 5 were arrested. the suspects range in age from 22 to 28. they're facing charges of commercial burglary conspiracy and obstructing an officer petaluma. police say they are aware that the petaluma ulta beauty store. there has been robbed before, as have other locations of the retail chain of there working
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with other agencies to see if the same people might be involved in other incidents. still ahead, a date with 3 weeks to go in the gubernatorial recall race. we're going one-on-one was a candidate. some voters say candidate. some voters say they favor caitlyn jenner. you doing okay with those new spicy tiny tacos, jack? yeah, it's funny some of those people you see, they... they can't handle it at all right? no, they can't. that's not you. that's not me. no. try my new spicy tiny tacos starting at $3.50.
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convince voters to pick her to replace governor newsome of the recall election today. she talked to our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala about her campaign's latest efforts and her plans for california. >> in this race. caitlyn jenner is no longer only taking aim at governor gavin newsome, but also on the front runner of the replacement candidates. larry elder, she talked about how she would do things differently. compared to elder and newsome. >> we need a pr person that's more inclusive and that's me with exactly 3 weeks until election day. former olympian and reality tv star caitlyn jenner wants to prove how she could be a champion for california for latest move as a recall replacement candidate. >> calling on conservative radio talk show host larry elder to drop out of the race for his disparaging remarks about women and allegations from his ex fiance that he brandished a gun at her. if that is true is not the type of person that we want as governor of this state. what would you do to support and protect women. should you take office. the reason this.
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>> recall is happening. it's because of the women of california, the mothers. kids have been out of school. for a year. we need to give them the best opportunity to succeed. and right now the tax structures. we are the worst state in the nation. as far as a business friendly environment we need to change those type of things. jenner has declined to debate other republican candidates, all who have signaled they would drop statewide vaccine mandates or covid-related rules jenner would not directly say if she would do the same. so yes, i am for the vaccination. >> i think it's a good day, but i'm also far. personal freedoms. this is a free country. what's left. but it is a free country. few to make your own decisions and i respect the decisions that you're going to make that decision to take the vaccine should between you and your doctor.
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>> i asked general how she has a republican would work with california's overwhelmingly democratic state legislature. she responded by saying she would push to make the legislature part time as a means of saving taxpayer dollars at state capitol ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> and caitlin jenner will be in san francisco tomorrow. an event with the log cabin republicans. meantime, our coverage of the continues on kron 4 dot com. you can just scan the qr code there on your screen. we'll take you right to our web page where you will get the latest on the candidates and things like details on casting your ballot. >> coming up next, at 8 san quentin prison officials now under the spotlight after a covid outbreak inside the prison. leaves a long time correctional officer dead. plus, if you're heading to hawaii, it might want to reconsider that's the message from the governor is telling they cation ers stay away at least for now and construction criticism over san francisco rapid transi
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>> this just in to the kron 4 news from the san jose city council has just approved the vaccine mandate for city owned buildings where there will be a crowd of at least 50 people. no word yet on when that will not take effect but kron four's dan thorn has been following this vote. he will have a live report coming up on kron 4 news at night. >> a civil lawsuit has been filed against san quentin prison officials and state corrections authorities in the
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death of the correctional officer there. >> gilbert polanco died from from covid. this was after an outbreak at the prison kron four's haaziq madyun has that story. >> basically the cdcr officials created a covid cesspool and require their inmates and employees to marinate in that. >> that accusation sums up the bases for this civil lawsuit filed against the california department of corrections and rehabilitation on behalf of the family of sergeant gilbert polanco. he died last august following an outbreak of covid-19 where he worked at san quentin state prison co-counsel for the political family julia. sure, when describes the circumstances leading to sergeant death from covid-19 matter may 30th of 2020 that california department of corrections and rehabilitation. >> transfer to a 122 inmates from the california institute for men and she now standpoint state prison recount.
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>> and that kicked off a wildfire of covid prison. >> which was catastrophic. there's many things the government can do. but they can't make decisions that create an obvious or unknown risks of of death or serious injury to many people. and that's exactly what they did here sadly locko get was like 55 year-old gilbert polanco was a u.s. army veteran who started working at san quentin prison when he was 21 years old. >> he is remembered as a loving father devoted husband and a dutiful cdcr employee. they want him to go like that. and then i asked not to, you know, that. let someone else take that of the ship. and he would tell me there's nobody. they have no one according to cdcr population covid-19 tracking san quentin has had a total of 28 deaths and
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currently among employees there are 12 active covid-19 cases in the last 14 days regarding the lawsuit ac dc i representative sent kron 4, a statement that reads in part, quote, on the polacco matter. cdcr has not been served with the lawsuit but we will evaluate the details and determine next steps. >> we extend our deepest condolences to sergeant political family, friends and colleagues unquote. has it made you kron. 4 news. >> reverend jesse jackson says he is doing fairly well and getting good care for covid at a chicago hospital. he and his wife were hospitalized over the weekend after testing positive jackson is 79. he has been fully vaccinated, although his 77 year-old wife jacqueline was not vaccinated. she's been getting oxygen but is breathing on her own. jesse jackson says his wife did not get a vaccine because she has a health condition that she was worried about. he did not
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elaborate stay away from hawaii. that is the message from the governor there who's urging tourists to reschedule trips amid a surge in covid cases. >> governor david, he is pleading with people to reduce travel to essential business only at least until the end of october. honolulu's mayor says he'll restrict indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25 these changes take effect tomorrow. >> we do know is not a good time to travel to the restaurant capacity has been restricted. there is limited access to rent a car. it's and we know that the visitors to succumb to the islands will not have the typical kind holiday that they expect to get when they visit hawaii. >> the governor is also encouraging people to get vaccinated against the virus. the cdc has added several
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places to its list of high-risk travel destinations. they are the bahamas haiti kosovo, lebanon morocco and saint martin. the health agency says these are now considered level 4 covid very high locations. people are advised to avoid traveling. there. but anyone who must go should be fully vaccinated before hand dozens of other nations are also on the list you can find all the locations on our website. kron 4 dot com. >> now a look at our 4 zone forecast as we look live at downtown san francisco looks very benign and pleasant out there. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow here to tell us things are always changing in the weather department. they are. we're like we live in such a beautiful area, right. lot of folks want to come the cation here. but yeah, you got to be here. this is not a bad place to be. the fog started to roll back in fog starting to change a little bit now as we're getting closer to fall now. but we're going to see more that overnight tonight, maybe a little or 2 of drizzle along the coastline. otherwise looks like some smooth sailing for
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at least another 24 hour, then things are going to begin to change the fog moving along the california coast, little spin in the atmosphere. little edie out there as well. but otherwise temperatures tomorrow, i'm going to stay down in the san francisco 50's and 60's for the most part about 59 patchy fog and breezy in pacifica, 64 in san bruno. 62 south san francisco 73 in redwood city with some sunshine tomorrow. they will see some blue skies tomorrow as we head toward the afternoon, enough of an onshore breeze should help sweep the skies nice and clear most of the smoke will be perfect. of course, the wind changes direction which i expect it will now by thursday that smoke rose back in the bay area. friday. more of that hot hazy to sunny and hot temperatures. i think near triple digits into the weekend. finally cooling down as we head toward the middle of next week. thank you, lawrence. the san francisco police officers association released a statement today after andrew cuomo. >> granted clemency to the father of san francisco dha dean, a cuomo. of course, just stepping down as new york
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governor 76 year-old david gilbert has devin has been serving a life sentence for his role in the murder of 3 people and 1981. he was the driver. and a one 0.6 million dollars theft. the police officers association says andrew cuomo's last despicable act set in motion the potential release of a murdering domestic terrorist who participated in the killing of 3 innocent people. 2 police officers and a security guard for money. it is repugnant and an affront to civilized society as chase abou dean continues to use his influence to lobby for his biological father's release. the victims will continue to be haunted by their immense loss at the hands of david gilbert, his wife and his accomplices. it is a sad day for justice. >> the music world is in mourning tonight rolling stones drummer charlie watts has died. his publicist says he passed away peacefully in a london hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.
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watts was the only driver to sit behind the kit for the rolling stones for more than half a century. he held down the beach for songs such as satisfaction start me up and paint it black among hundreds of others. charlie watts was 80 years old. >> still ahead, a day to scare for drivers in southern california when a small plane makes an emergency landing. plus call a construction criticism, a high-profile media personality taking aim at the van ness improvement pr
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>> the van ness improvement project in san francisco, which will bring san francisco its first rapid bus transit system is coming under fire and this criticism is coming from a high-profile media personality. kron four's, maureen kelly takes a closer look at what's behind the delays and the cost overruns. >> fox news host laura ingram once again takes aim at san francisco shooting out to back to back tweets. >> calling out of an escort or transit project. this one labeling it the war against cars. another calling it a debacle on day one. the project which broke ground in 2016 is running nearly 3 years behind schedule and roughly 37 million dollars over budget. it's been causing people to avoid the major artery because van ess has been of esta drive. the reasons behind the delays are recently examined in this civil grand jury report calling the project a case
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study in how mistakes can compound during a major project. we're not trying to say the transit is bad. we sims is good. that's partly to do better at delivering these projects. >> the report says the delays were caused by avoidable setbacks and replacing the sewer and water lines underneath the roadway and that sf mta should have done a better job at assessing what was underground before construction started because once digging began, they found things that were planned for exploratory pa tolling is a way that the city can do a little bit of an exploration underneath before digging up the entire roadway and almost none of that happened by the time the construction started a spokesperson for the transportation agency says they're trying to do better. we are actively working on incorporating those into our lessons learned. >> for the other projects throughout the city. this project is about 78% complete. all the major underground sewer and water work has been completed. >> one car, free resident who lives off. and that is looking forward to what's been promised to make transit safer faster and more reliable.
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personally, i think the the project's important to the city and pretty much every big project that happens in any major city. it's going to have delays. they're going to be obstacles bus. rapid transit service is expected to begin on van ness avenue. >> in 2022 maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> next on kron. 4 news today. the mystery surrounding the death of a bay area family that died while on a high when we might find out if they died from toxic algae or s
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>> now to a developing story. this has been a huge mystery and we might not learn until next month. how a family from the bay area died while hiking. >> that is when the mariposa county sheriff's office expects the toxicology results tomorrow. and as nancy loo tells us, it could reveal the cause of death as toxic algae or something else. >> the body of john gerrish was discovered in a seated position next to the lifeless bodies of one year-old daughter miju and the family dog and the sheriff's department says the body of ellen chung was located further down the trail. there were no signs of blunt force trauma, but i've never >> a death like this. mariposa county sheriff jeremy briese vowed last week to solve what happened. but the autopsies revealed no major clues. the mysterious deaths along a
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popular trail in the sierra national forest has investigators focused on a recent forest service warning about toxic algae in the area. according to the environmental working group, human deaths from toxic algae blooms are rare, but it can happen to would really depend on what action people were exposed to and then how much of that action they're exposed to 2 ce to actually. >> kill someone. the forest service alert warned people to stay out of them are said river near hite's cove. >> the family killed had recently moved to meryll posts up from the bay area and their remote home was near the start of hype cove trail that people can be exposed to the even if they're recreating in the water but actually the saxons can travel miles in the air. so even if you're not right next to a toxic algae where you can be exposed potentially to these actions. and there was nancy loo reporting. check out a different kind of vehicle on a san diego
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freeway. >> the small plane made an emergency landing around noon today. a couple driving down interstate 5 for their wedding anniversary described their experience. >> office. and we just felt like a huge i mean, something huge head us and just glass shattered everywhere. we're just like scared out of our minds and night us. i i just i feel like there's so much adrenaline that i didn't realize like at first i was hurt or if anything happened. we stopped in where both fine. >> part of the plane's wing did come off and was seen on the roof of an suv. the pilot and a passenger in the plane were able to get out unharmed. the highway patrol says at least 5 cars were involved in the crash leading to some minor injuries. but nobody was seriously hurt. >> in indianapolis. and you're looking at the aftermath of a car explosion. this was apparently caused by welding equipment that was in the car. the explosion sent a woman to the hospital. police say the victim told officers as she was turning on the radio. the
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car exploded. >> a home nearby had its windows blown out and 2 other vehicles were also damaged actually we're coming down the street this. it hold of that, that it looked like a war of a perfect man. i'm able to say that like that. but on tv. >> arson and bomb squad officers responded to the scene to investigate. detectives say they believe the explosion was an accident and a contributing factor was a certain type of welding fuel that was apparently being improperly transported in that car. >> back in the bay area this week marks 3 months since the mass shooting at the vta railyard in san jose. 9 vta workers were killed may 26 pie co-worker samuel cassidy trains have been out of service since then, although today there was an update on when they might be running again. all 42 miles of the light rail tracks have been inspected. more than 300 employees have been retrained and certified and trains will begin running tests roach this
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week. if all goes well service could be restored within a few days. the current plan is for limited service by sunday for the forty-niners versus raiders pre-game. pre season game at levi stadium. >> and now kron 4 sports from the 18 t fiber sports desk. >> the giants were looking to get their east coast road trip off to a good start tonight and one player in particular came up huge despite playing under very tough circumstances we will get to it in a second. giants fans in new york you love to see it. apparently that was the franchise's original home. my producer told me that tonight, brandon belt, though, playing with a heavy heart as grandmother. margaret passed away today from covid. he dedicated tonight to her and played maybe the best game of his life. that home run made it one nothing second ending. mike yastremski goes deep to right for a 2 run. homerun has
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mikes 20th home run of the season. it 3 to nothing giant, go to the top of the 4th lamont wade junior. take this one on a ride. it just gets over the wall to run home run his 17th of the season next batter its belt. another home run. his first all-time home run game of his career. he has 19 home runs on the season, which is also a career-high. so like i said, playing with a heavy heart dedicated the game to his mom i'm sorry, giants win it. 8 to nothing. after the game bell and gabe kepler talk about the tough day. >> well, i'm kind of emotional in the dugout branding that told a few people about i think he it really want to talk about it much before the game. i couldn't help but feel like. something powerful was in play there when you get that first home run, a brand gets all of our support is
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really feeling for right now but did want to dedicate this game to my obviously love very much. and you know, it's been spare pretty tough day. >> you know, kind of in a daze all day you know, just what i come out here and do that for her and so in a dedicated rest of the the season to or as well. and she was a huge supporter of mine. so this really does mean a lot. losing grandparents stinks. my heart goes out to brandon. all right. the a's desperately needed a win. they took on the mariners at the coliseum bottom of the first. >> no score to offer mitch moreland. he grounds one into left field for a base hit. they get off to a good start. one. nothing early lead. and the wheels fell off top of the 3rd tied at one to offer louis torrens. i'm sorry he lived one into right. just like that. the mariners take the lead. top of the 8th. tie game. 6 sends this one to
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right center field can't get to it. seattle pad his lead to 3 aides cannot get anything going all game. they left 8 men on base and lose 5 to one after the game. bob melvin didn't hold back when asked what his team can do to everything right now. everything. >> put too much pressure on every facet that we have right now. not a lot of room for that tough stretch. we went through. we did not look good. today. we have to flip the switch and start playing like we do. usually on the other side of those games. this is the wrong time to go into a slump. >> the a's right wrong. yes, slumping brandon belt, just, you know, it cut wrenching. really when you hear the story, no one knew. and you know, then he he revealed in the post-game presser during batting practice before the game him and bob, i'm sorry, gabe kepler did have a nice
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long embrace. so without knowing the contacts. it did catch me all, i know someone looks like sad wide, a hug him like that didn't think anything of it. you know, what about my business and then we find out why after the game. so rest in peace to his grandmother, source, the smiley. yeah. it's amazing that that kind of focus yet again, we have that burden that you're going through. exactly. alright, thanks >> coming up, new video that is shocking some sciences after tore his says caught on camera. this going after a meal.
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>> everybody our everybody for new year. to says for vegetarians and services unexpected. >> scientists say they're baffled by new video showing a giant tortoise hunting down and killing a small bird. it's a first time. this behavior has ever been documented and it changes what science is something new about the species. this was filmed on an island off the coast of east africa. experts believe i know. are we going to see this conservation may be part of blame with increased populations of both tortoises and birds on the island is kind of a baby. so it couldn't really move too quickly. couldn't outrun a tortoise with wraps up kron 4 news at 8. >> but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour with grant lotus i'm vicki thank you, catherine. thank you. can here's what working on for 9 san jose city
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council unanimously approving a proof of vaccination at city owned buildings, including safety. >> and performing arts centers. the vote coming after hours of public comment. that was mostly against the proposal. we're going break down the new policy. a lot of fireworks. their head that one. and it could just be a matter of time until a vaccine mandate is in effect for schools in california. but the alameda county superintendent says about that decision and what it could hinge on those stories and much more coming up next on kron 4 news at night.
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>> when >> fun time from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news. that is not your job to tell me. >> what i need to do with my body. that's between me and my doctor. someone to stand up for us and you guys are elected to do that. please come help us. >> now at 9, a city council meeting getting heated tonight is leaders in san jose unanimously approve a vaccine mandate. the new rule passed tonight requires people to show proof of vaccination in order to attend large indoor events held in city owned buildings. good evening, everybody. thanks for being with us tonight on kron 4 news at 9 i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis the new mandate is not sitting well with dozens of protesters who interrupt an item eating or those who spent hours speaking against the proposal


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