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our top story tonight at 6.30 congresswoman jackie spear says she will not seek reelection next year. >> spear represent san mateo county and part of san francisco, the congresswoman made that announcement in a twitter video this morning. she has spent more than 40 years in public service and says she decided on that path after surviving the 1978 jonestown massacre that was 43 years ago this week. at that time she was an aide to representative leo ryan. they were on a fact-finding mission
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in guiana when she was shot 5 times spears a proud san francisco native a graduate of mercy high school in burlingame. she was first elected to congress in 2008 replacing tom lantos who died in office earlier that years. since then she has fought for women's and lgbtq rights. she brought the me too movement to congress in 2017 sharing her own experiences with misconduct at that. eventually she helped get the ca reform act passed and signed into law helping assault survivors in the workplace. and joining us tonight to talk about her decision not to run for reelection. congresswoman jackie spear jack. everybody wants to talk to you today. so thank you for doing this. we really appreciate it. the first obvious question. >> why now? why are you leaving? >> a good question. it has everything to do with family. my husband of 20 years has chomping at the bit. he's tired of having a weekend
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wife. and i want to be home to be with him. i children and my friends and after 39 years in public office. ah, it's time to pass the torch to a new generation. so i do so with fans, some remorse. i love my work and it has been very fulfilling and i love my constituents. there is a time when we need to recognize that it's time to move on. >> and continuing on the subject of your decision on this. i i don't think a lot of people realize just how grueling public service can be any work days nights weekends you're needed. you've spent a lot of time outside of washington meeting with constituents. talk about how. consuming all consuming that job can be and having to go to work in washington, dc and coming back to california that's not a quick little trip. >> now. it's not. it's sick. you know, 4 hours, 4 and a half hours, one way and 5 and
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a half hours the other way and your body is never quite in sync. i try to stay on you know, dc time, but i'm not always very good at it. and it don't get it does take a toll. but the truth of the matter is when you run for congress, you know what you're getting into. so i'm not going to say for me. but having done it now for for almost 14 years in congress and 18 years in the state legislature and 6 years on the board of supervisors. it's been an extraordinary opportunity, but it's also time to say. i'm coming the congresswoman, you really have had extraordinary life experiegces including almost tying in ghana. >> and you've said that's when you decided to make your life one of public service to you feel you have fulfilled. what do you set out to do. well, i made that promise that if i survived, i would. and thanks to the goodness in support of constituents over these 39
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years. i was able to fulfill that. >> and so on. i'm very grateful for the opportunity. but i also enjoy the interactions with my constituents and frankly a much larger constituency on the federal level where you are legislating for the entire country. and as chair of the military subcommittee. it's been my job to protect our service members both at home and abroad and their families understand you consider that one of your biggest accomplishment is helping service members get what they need outside of their military obligations. >> that's right. when i took over as chair of the committee. i made. the the case that when the service member servers. so does his or her family. >> so we have focused no more issues. then what has typically been looking at commissaries and exchanges. we've looked at the issue of safety for service members and assault in the military. we've looked at the transgender
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service members and why they should continue to be able to serve the voting issues around suicide at the lack of proper childcare, the housing that is both an adequate not often times old asbestos and other toxic conditions. so. i think we've done a good job of putting a spotlight on issues that must be addressed moving forward and certainly in the next year i intend to make sure that we do just that. >> on that subject. you've indicated that another chapter or 2 is ahead. and i know that you don't want to get too specific. but what form might that take congresswoman. so i really don't know. but i want to be able to continue to contribute. i do know that one of the things i want to do. it's helped to fund a foundation for san mateo county because there isn't one and there have been one that merged with the silicon valley, a community foundation. but for all intents and purposes, there's
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not one in san mateo county. so as i'm telling all my constituents hold on terror pocketbooks doesn't come in, take it to the helps that effort. so politicians used to fund raising. so you should know how to do that. >> so talk about what's going on in washington now. you know, you're not the only one who's leaving. there are members from both sides who are calling it quits. all we hear from washington, dc is toxic a mess. it's going on on the capitol in this bitter fight between republicans and democrats and everything to do with the insurrection on all of that. i'm just wondering, has it gotten to the point where it's almost impossible to govern. >> what can say that i am deeply troubled by the turn of events. i am offering a resolution that will be taken up tomorrow to censure a colleague on the republican enema who which depicted him killing a colleague, a casi el
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cortez congresswoman ocasio-cortez and then doing with president biden. it had over 3 million. the news and his a lame excuse was, well, i'm just trying to relate to a younger generation. he didn't apologize. he eventually took it down. but it's the kind of conduct that will lead to dangerous turns of events and i think the center tomorrow is appropriate. there have been 23 members in congress have been censured over our history some for small events like insulting the speaker or for using inappropriate language on the floor with this goes far beyond that and we've got to tamp down that kind of conduct and we've got to stop encohraging those members. who are you saying the house to find race. marjorie taylor greene last week. but the telephone numbers of her republican colleagues who supported the infrastructure bill and congressman upton was
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get it being threats and phone calls. because he had supported the infrastructure bill that's going to provide benefits to his district. that's the problem is us in now. 2 find a consensus to send out a compromise. but that's bad for democracy. that's bad for our country. the next year not expected to be a good one for democrats, at least as things stand now. were you at all concerned about. >> running again and that kind of environment. so i've spent the majority of my years in congress in the minority party. so that really did not have any impact on my decision. it was it was about family. it was my spouse who? rightfully was asking for more time at home. >> well, we know that you're very busy person. but one thing that on a personal note, we want to say is you've always been available. you've always been accommodating, which we can't say about every
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leader always gracious and yeah, especially that. and we want to thank you because we know it's a 9 40 at night in washington, dc and you could be doing other things. besides talking to us. so congresswoman jackie spear, thank you so much. and we wish you best the best in your future endeavors. and of course, i know you're not ready to announcer who you're supporting to an office set is going to be some time to come. again, we wish you all the best. thank you. great to be with you. >> still ahead, a lifesaving signal. how rescue crews say and i picked help save the lives of the father and daughter after a plane crash and you won't believe what a doordash driver was caught on camera doing the health hazard horror story that is now under investigation. >> dry mild around the bay area. but now we are tracking another storm that could soon bring some rain drops to return the burial. talk about that coming up next.
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and, yes, there will be tears. lots of new introductions. sleepless nights. that's normal. okay. so many new toys. it's not going to be easy. but, together, we got this. kaiser permanente. thrive but, together, we got this. pennsylvania man and his daughter are recovering today after being the unlikely survivors of a plane crash. authorities say. >> they were able to locate them thanks to the daughters ipad on sunday. the 58 year-old man and his 13 year-old daughter just left the scranton airport and a single engine cessna when they went missing on radar after searching near the last
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location of the plane with no luck rescuers discovered the daughter had her ipad with her and that's when they were able to hone in on their location. they found the pair huddled together. they were able to track a better location on several paintings actually using. >> the cell phone of the pilot and his daughters. ipad. and the ipad actually led us right to the crash >> both the father and daughter were found in a pre hypothermic state with minor injuries from the crash. they are now recovering at a local hospital and they're expected to be okay. >> a disturbing deliver in southern california won a doordash driver left behind more than a salad and a drink and we have to warn you, the video and this story is kind of gross friday afternoon in brentwood neighborhood on the west side of l a a doordash driver was caught death. okay. ting in the lobby of a building after dropping off food. the building manager checked the security video after a complaint from a tenant and was obviously
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shocked by what she saw immediately contact a doordash. she says not only is this disgusting, it's a health hazard. >> this was human fecal matter and the driver didn't wipe it up, didn't do anything. just left a pile up for us to clean up wrapped sweatshirt or address around your waist and carried on. >> in a statement doordash apologized for the incident saying the drivers no longer working for the company. i would hope the company also refunded the order offered $20 credit. the building manager says they should also pay for the hazmat cleanup that was required reportedly doordash has refused. >> coming up next, is sports for new members inducted into the san jose sports hall of fame today we'll have a live report from the sapd center. plus an update on the warriors nets game sports director jason dumas has that and more jason dumas has that and more next. ♪ ♪ ♪ jason dumas has that and more next.
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the forecast out there tonight, though, staying dry. you see a bit of an offshore wind will be a bit breezy in spots over the north and the east bay hills, especially. and now below not so much. just a light wind. but out there right now. you still see things are active out there in the pacific right now. high pressure going to build in for at least one more day. that's going to be kind of a weak ridge that will be enough to squeeze in some sunshine and some mild warm temperatures around parts of the bay area. but see that low off the coastline. that's going to be dropping in as we head in toward late thursday and friday. and that is going to change whether pat the scene overnight tonight, lot of high clouds streaming up above, but overall should stay dry into tomorrow morning. the commute looks great. should be nice and dry. not much in the way of fog. a little dry air mix it with a weak offshore wind overnight tonight. and then as we head through the day tomorrow. really a nice day, lots of sunshine. a few high clouds up above. and then we start to cloud things up as we get into thursday and then here it comes late today on thursday, chance of rain moving in as we head in toward friday and again, there's not a huge storm system maybe get
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him maybe out too dense of an inch of rain and some of the wettest coastal mountain right ranges. but looks like return of some showers around the bay area that said tomorrow should be a nice day. enjoy the dry weather about 60 degrees in san jose. 70 in fremont 67 degrees in santa rosa 65 degrees in san francisco at about 68 degrees in concord next couple days. the weather pattern does begin to change chance of showers as we head toward thursday evening showers, likely on friday morning dry weather returns over the weekend. >> and now kron 4 sports. >> there was a celebration tonight in san jose. some of the best sports figures that the area has ever seen. got a moralizing kron. 4 sports reporter kylen mills is there. she joins us live from the san jose sports hall of fame enshrinement highland. how was it? >> hey, jason? well, it hasn't started yet the inductees are
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still partying and enjoying themselves spending time in the v i p center with pass inductees, current hall of fame members. but a special night. shirley is ahead for bay area. sports legends are going to be inducted or have been inducted. rather, they're going to be recognized at a ceremony here at s a p center. the san jose sports hall of fame recognizes excellent athlete who played whether it be in college or professionally here in the south bay. george c for the forty-niners 2 time super bowl winning coach. one of those inductees here tonight. he told me he loves the forty-niners. he grew up risht across the street from their stadium. he says he used to be at a church at games. he's one of the folks i talked to. let's take a listen to what some of the inductees had to say. >> it's an honor. it's an honor for my family. it's nice to my daughter and her family, son and his family and then it's a it's kind of a tribute to all the people that i was fortunate to work with the with the san francisco 49 er organization over the years.
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>> you know, it's a little bit more special to me, at least i i least i think and you know, just being a kid that was born and raised here. so and this this is home with them. and you know, come from from and being a homeless kid man. and, you know, go through all my ups and downs alive in my career to be standing right here to have a plaque that's got to be in. and the sap and you know, sounds they all the favorite is a blessed to be back home is really what i call it, even i grew up in roseville, california. >> i'm to be back home is very special. and you know, it's sort of like the older you get these moments where you come back and you get to talk about the chlorinated kid you once were. >> it just i don't know the memories flood in. and these awesome moment you get to relive that it's very, very special. >> very special indeed. if you recognize that woman there, that's because it is a limping gold medalist swimmer summer. sanders who also is a stanford alum, another one of the inductees recognize here tonight. james jones who won a super bowl with the green bay
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packers. he attended san jose state university. one of the best football players to come out of there. also award-winning sports journalist mark purdy was one of the inductees who will be recognized here tonight. of course. look much more. and we'll have more from those inductees coming up in our sportscast later on tonight. for now we're live at us ap center kylen mills. kron 4 sports. >> it's tough. the warriors looking to bounce back after their loss to the hornets on sunday. they are doing so in a big way. they are in brooklyn up by 25 points against kevin durrant and the brooklyn nets. we will have full highlights of that game. once it goes final one 1595 just 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter. today we got confirmation of what we all knew was coming giants gabe kepler was named the national league manager of the year and his second season in san francisco kaplan guided the giants to a franchise
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record. 107 wins their first playoff appearance since 2016 and their first west title since 2012 in his 2 seasons. the giants have a 6.13 winning percentage. >> last week. san francisco locked up capital or for a little while longer. they signed him to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in the bay through 2024. >> it's definitely a real honor for me personally. and a knowledge man that i take very seriously and obviously it makes me feel really proud. and as you mentioned, it's definitely an organizational achievement recognition and so many people make it possible for us to win a ton of games. >> just another tuesday and of whole lot famed steppers. katie, we'll have it and the sharky's a plane right now, too. so we'll have those highlights later tonight. you need a bigger staff, you need
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