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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> the attack was the most brutal. terrifying and humiliat%ng experience of my life. >> tonight at 5 seeking justice for himself and the aap i community the legal action in san francisco man announced today against the san francisco district attorney. thank you for watching. kron. 4 news at 5. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore, san francisco district attorney chesa is the subject of a federal lawsuit. the alliance for asian american justice says the da's office
is not doing enough to prosecute those who commit hate crimes against asian american and pacific islanders in the city. the alliance says it has a hard time finding victims willing to speak up. kron four's. rob nesbitt joins us now live with the story of a man who shared the story of his violent attack in the city. rob. >> can his name is on lady broke down into tears at one point during today's press conference talking about his attackers and the lack of justice during his 2019 case. >> since the pandemic, more asian-americans have had to endure encounters like these hate crimes that often turn violent. it's why brian son helped start the alliance for asian american justice last year. >> going from 5 lawyers to more than 90 law firms today. we don't want to be walking down the street and have somebody yell out. you brought the virus here and start chopping honest with the bat. >> on tuesday, the alliance gave on lay a platform to share the story of how he was attacked while out for a walk in san francisco's chinatown.
the adult male. >> threatened to kill me. in attack me with a glass bottle. according to lay them and adolescents and also beat him with a bat and made death threats in addition to sharing his attack late expressed his frustration with how the san francisco district attorney handled his case allowed the adult male attacker to plea to a misdemeanor. with one year of probation, the alliance for asian american justice has filed a civil lawsuit on la's behalf as well as a federal lawsuit against district attorney jason dean in response to recent hate crimes. >> is one of the lawyers representing lay these attacks have left our communities in mourning. terrified. let me repeat that terrified. a further severe harm toss as the federal lawsuit isn't seeking money but is asking for restorative justice and an apology from the da's office are seeking systemic change. and we're hoping that other asian-american victims will step up because we're willing to step up with them. i've
reached out to the san francisco district attorney's office for comment but have not heard back. >> live in san francisco, i'm rob nesbitt. kron. 4 news. thank you, rob. well, today the san francisco police department released the number of biased motivated crimes against the aap i community at a news conference in chinatown. mayor london breed said it is going to take more investment in public safety to reduce the number of crimes against asian american residents. well, for says it might be has that part of the story? >> the attacks against our has to be stopped and we have to take responsibility. for preventing the hate. >> as the chinese american community in san francisco prepares to celebrate the lunar new year of the tiger, the number of hate crimes againts aap. i community members is top of mind for police chief bill scott who says there was a six-fold increase over the past 2
years. we had 8. >> in 2019. we had 9 2020 and we had 60. in 2021. that is significant. that is concerning. and that is alarming. in fact, asian-americans recorded the most significant growth in hate crime incidents over that period. according to preliminary statistical data released by the san francisco police department. more than 30 of the 60 incidents were committed by the same offender. >> and individual we arrested last august. many of those par gutted 4 attacks and robberies are members of the aap. i senior community were out in the community. i go to banks and the tellers. tell me about the hostility from customers still blaming them for covid. >> we go to restaurants where just to take out, you have to go through a locked door because the restaurant workers are afraid to keep the restaurant open for fear of violence. we have to make sure that people understand.
>> that we will not tolerate it. san francisco mayor london with the number of investments that we must make in the police department in our ambassadors programs and other things that will continue to make sure that in this year 2022 that those numbers decline just as significantly as they rose. >> has it made kron 4 news? >> governor gavin newsome and state lawmakers have just reached an agreement to revive a lot to provide workers with up to 2 weeks of paid sick leave while they recover from covid-19. >> california's initial supplemental paid sick leave law expired at the end of september, it's being reported. the legislation is likely to be fast tracked to the governor's desk in the coming weeks. it will apply to businesses with at least 26
employees. a big announcement from major vaccine makers pfizer and biontech. >> have initiated studies on a vaccine that is focus on specifically targeting the omicron variant. right now they are testing adults between the ages of 18 55. while initial vaccines booster shots have been proven to be effective at preventing infections and weakening the symptoms. pfizer's head of vaccine research says it's important to stay vigilant in the fight against the pandemic. the occupational safety and health administration, osha. >> is expected to withdraw its covid temporary emergency standards for the workplace. under those standards, employees of companies with more than 100 workers were required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly covid tests. but a recent supreme court decision said osha couldn't force the standard while is being challenged and the challengers to the rule are likely to win the case. standard will be lifted tomorrow. >> in the east bay, the open
teachers association and the school district have reached an agreement on covid safety protocols. the union still has to vote on that agreement that some of the terms include expanded covid testing more outdoor spaces for lunchtime and assemblies and the distribution of kn 95 masks. csa t exam is undergoing a major change after a recent announcement students will no longer required to use pencil and paper. the test is going completely digital in an effort to make college admissions more fair. courtney friel is at santa monica college with more. >> it definitely came with a lot like stress anxiety. i do think that has have a lot of pressure on students haha, i'm reminding these college students about taking their s 80's. it was a stressful time for all of us. >> you know, so many that scores on it. and then they just feel like their life is
over. but now the scholastic aptitude test is getting a makeover. the college board announcing the s a t will be going digital and cut down from 3 to 2 hours. >> the nonprofit organization says it's less stressful will prevent cheating and give more access to it. it's a move that comes as more than 1800 colleges and universities have already dropped. s a t requirements for their fall 2022. applicants. this includes the university of california system whose administrators say the tests unfair admission barrier to underserved students and doesn't predict college academic performance as well as high school grades. do. cal state university officials are scheduled to debate the issue on wednesday. do you think that tests have anything to do with your future no. >> i feel like especially since passed and the dyes. it's like, you know, it's best one way. but i feel like everyone this like different types of meantime, la usd, high schools will continue giving the u.s. a tease. >> and some of the most
competitive universities like the ivy league, stanford, duke, mit and usc are still requiring scores for admissions. >> the new format will be rolled out for international students in the spring of 2023. and for u.s. students in 2024. >> you can buy insurance for your house in for your car. now you may need it for your gun. that is what san jose city council is going to be voting on tonight. the city would be the first in the country to require gun owners to have gun liability insurance. also forcing them to pay an annual $25 fee gun owners against the measure say they should not be taxed on something that is their constitutional right. the policy did gain a lot of support from some council members who say they want to create some changes after the bt a mass shooting which hit san jose last year. the council's virtual meeting started at one 30 this afternoon. it is still going on. kron four's ella sogomonian. we'll have the latest coming up in our 6
o'clock newscast. >> new tonight at 5 cal fire investigators have revealed the cause of the colorado fire burning in big sur. they say that there was a prescribed burn to try and reduce wildfire fuel in that area. but the strong winds blew embers from that fire on to nearby dry vegetation, igniting the colorado fire on friday evening. the fire has since burned 700 acres and is now 45% contained. there are still mandatory evacuation orders in place in the area and highway one remains shut down around bixbyibridge. fire crews are still working to contain the fire, saying the strong winds over the weekend made it very difficult for them, though. officials are hopeful the weather this week will be more co-operative. today. some state lawmakers introduce an effort to ban the sale of cigarettes and other single use tobacco products for capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the legislation and how big tobacco is responding.
california lawmakers tuesday unveiled a bill that could be a big blow to the tobacco industry. but i want to be clear, this bill is not banning the sale of tobacco. >> and marijuana in california. that's not the goal of this something member loose rebus is the author of ab 60 90. it would ban the sale of single use vapes and tobacco filters which are found in most cigarettes and cigars. local authorities will be responsible for enforcement and violators could face civil penalties of $500. lawmakers say the single use products pose environmental issues noting throughout california cigarette litter forces, public agencies to spend 41 million dollars a year on clean up the smokers. >> they smoke. >> and they and they risk $1000 fine ice looking a cigarette out of vehicle or throwing a cigarette out on beach or out into the environment anywhere. and that's not to turn that all the bill mirrors. a similar effort underway in new york, which california lawmakers hope helps their case. we will
be working in tandem to ensure that we keep. >> our state's healthy and clean and send a message to the country. but this is the year to get the single use ban in place. officials say if passed the bill does not yet have a date for when it would go into effect. it's something they say they want to work out with stakeholders as the legislation involves representatives with altria group, one of the world's largest makers and marketers of tobacco in the world say they're in the process of reviewing the legislation at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> coming up on kron, 4 news at 5 controlling electronics with your mind, the ground-breaking technology company. that's one step closer to making that a reality. >> how a presidential task force is promising to crack down on human trafficking. us. 49 fans gearing up for the big game this weekend and planning to head down cell. after the break. we'll hear how they're feeling about the niners chances of going to the super bowl. >> and the weather has been so nice around the bay area and now could we start talking
>> a large contingent of forty-niners fans are expected to head to southern california for sunday's nfc championship game between the niners and the rams. well, unfortunately juggle talked with a few of hoping to last and take us to that highly anticipated matchup. >> the second the san francisco forty-niners knocked the green bay packers out of the playoffs can be finley. set her sights on attending the nfc championship game in
los angeles have never had a problem line tickets even for the super this time. the big game is in her backyard. she lives in the southland but has been a long time forty-niners season ticket holder often traveling up to levi stadium for home games and hitting the road when she can. she says a ticket to sunday's game will set her back about $1000 money. she already has earmarked for the niners go to the road games because i'm like. >> you know, you're in enemy territory and you don't have your whole krause. i want them to hear me. they're screaming love as i can. danville residents, adam fox and his son keaton have been scouring the web for tickets, hoping to find something in their price range. deadly little more expensive than anticipated. >> definitely looking to take it. and looking at. >> see if we can get down that the foxes were hoping prices would go down throughout the week but see the cheapest they can find in seats they would purchase or at least $500
each. we did have a budget that we went over that budget, a number that budget again and again and again and to a point where it's. >> it's it's very, very, very expensive men. if we can make it, it would be fantastic if we can. you know, we'll be reading with at home. it could be a special day either way. phillipe djegal all kron. 4 >> and kron 4 has you covered as we get ready for the game to? we will have a special red and gold zone every night this week airing at 10:45pm. all right. let's take a live look outside san francisco's downtown. a gleaming in the twilight is the sunset may chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here to talk about the dry weather. we're back into this pattern. yeah, we need to get things going again, rain wise and there's a hint that things may begin to shift just a little bit outside tonight, though. you can see that fog already rolling in toward the golden gate bridge, looking very much like spring or summer. we wanted to get back into some
wintry weather right now, though, clouds gather along the coastline. and that is that eviction fog. so commonly seen. >> in spring and summer. but here we are in winter time and we'd like to see those storm clouds rolling back in. but right now, the onshore flow continuing outside that sea breeze is blowing. that will carry with it. some more of the fog and low clouds, although likely to get some offshore later in the week. temperatures around the bay area, not bad, although cool on the coastline. low 50's in half moon bay, still 60 in little more. 56 degrees in san jose on the big picture. kind of a complex pattern out here. you've got a frontal system out here. got another area of low pressure, more cut off to the south and then got high pressure offer coastline. usually when you get this kind of a blocking ridge, it's hard to punch through. so there's a hint that as we get toward the latter part of the weekend, there's at least a slight chance of showers as we get into sunday tomorrow, another mild day outside in these temperatures looking pretty comfortable in most spots stepping outside this evening. you got a couple patches of fog along the coastline. otherwise mostly clear
conditions. you can leave that umbrella behind the temperatures dropping off in the 40's might want to grab a jacket with the and then as we head toward tomorrow afternoon, we'll find some sunshine. the couple patches of fog and temperatures high. 67 degrees in san jose. 62 in livermore about 61 degrees downtown san francisco. thank you, lawrence. speaker of the house nancy pelosi is officially running for reelection. the san francisco congresswoman made the announcement in this video posted on twitter. >> pelosi is only the only woman in u.s. history to ever be elected speaker of the house. she's represented san francisco in congress for more than 30 years. >> the biden administration promising to crack down on human trafficking today and inter agency task force met to talk about the progress it has made and what still needs to be done. advocates say there is still a lot of work needed to combat human trafficking and the task force says it is focused on doing more both with prevention and prosecution. >> we must require serious consequence and accountability
for those who commit these crimes. we must work to stop these crimes. >> before they happen. >> every year the government estimates. 25 million people are trafficked all around the world. the task force also discussed more ways to prevent or to put effective pressure on governments which engage in or enable human trafficking. >> in the south bay, a 16 year-old boy in san jose has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 12 year-old san jose girl who fatally overdosed on fentanyl. according to santa clara county district attorney's office back in november of 2020, the 12 year-old girl died after purchasing and snorting what's called an and 30 pill, which is a counterfeit fentanyl-laced opioid pill from the suspect dealer. the boy was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center. the girl was the youngest person in santa clara county to die from an overdose in 2020.
>> a defense attorney for one of the 3 former minneapolis police officers involved in the deadly arrest of george floyd is putting the blame on lead officer derek chauvin. the defendants are charged with depriving floyd of his civil rights while acting under government authority during opening statements yesterday, one defense attorney says chauvin called all of the shots. he also criticized the minneapolis police department for doing too little to train officers on when they should intervene. if a colleague is out of line. another attorney said that his client was rebuffed when he raised concerns about how floyd was being restrained. derek chauvin was convicted of murder last year. news at 5. we're going to tell you just how much you're going to have to spend if you want to go to the big game with the forty-niners and rams in los angeles. >> and it looks like homeowners across the bay area are leaving for greener pastures yet again. when we come back, we'll tell you where they're headed.
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results on their redfin website. the company determined that los vegas, phoenix, miami and sacramento are among the most popular destinations. this has been a trend for i mean. >> at least 5, maybe 10 years. taylor morris, the deputy chief economist at redfin. he says that the shift from expensive coastal metro areas to more affordable locations has been going on for a while. but the pandemic really heated up the real estate market. he says it has stayed hot because it takes time for home buyers to figure things out. >> but a lot of families, maybe we're home school and are going remote learning didn't quite know exactly what their long-term plans were had to figure things out with with work. maybe people are still switching jobs over the last year and moving into a job that is more remote, friendly or allows them to move to a area and keep the higher pay. so we see a lot of that happening looking forward. more is reluctant to make any predictions but believes the trend will continue because working from home. >> has become more widely accepted their stuff.
>> permit critical juncture, a more flexible work dispersed workforce is even within large companies. and so i think there's a lot of technology adoption that happened during the pandemic. that will result in some of this long-term relocation and arrangements to make areas will sustain. >> in san mateo county, charles clifford kron, 4 news coming up on kron. 4 news. tensions continue to escalate between russia and ukraine. but we come back. we'll be speaking with an east bay congressman on the armed forces subcommittee. >> who will explain how the u.s. will handle a possible russian invasion. >> how are the forty-niners preparing for the nfc championship matchup against the rams? did legendary san francisco giants slugger barry bonds finally get into the baseball hall of fame today? all of the answers to those burning questions coming up in sports. >> and a programming reminder, the bay area's local news leader is bringing you another hour of live local news. you
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violent. hey, you guys. just a busy day in sports. first, we'll start with some forty-niners injury updates. head coach kyle shanahan says all pro offensive tackle trent williams is dealing with an ankle sprain. his status is unclear for the nfc championship game this weekend. losing him would really hurt the o-line on the positive side starting cornerback ambry thomas is recovering quickly from a bone bruise in his knee. there is a good chance he'll play this weekend after sitting out against green bay chan said he's hopeful thomas can practice in some capacity tomorrow. that would be a nice boost to the secondary. as for the matchup against the rams, the forty-niners are very confident heading into this game. they've won 9 of their last 11 games, including an overtime win over the rams in la just 2 and a half weeks ago, they were down 17 zip at one point in that game but managed to battle back. the rams have not be in the 40 niners since 2018 losing the last 6 straight. why is it that the forty-niners seem to have the rams number? our kate