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KQED Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Far as the fire agencies are concerned, we've internally have the ability to get our firefighters vaccinated, which is a good step for response. And now we're supporting the counties by giving vaccines ourselves as the empties and paramedics. This storm obviously is a concern with the testing sites themselves. But as far as we've seen In the overnight hours has not been impacted yet on that's really a big thing and a good sign for all the all the residents with my last 30 seconds. Let me ask DVDs Dan Bracke as much headaches as all this rain causes. This has come after a disappointingly dry winter so far, What can you say about the rainfall? And is that good news? Well, it is good news, Tonto catch up a little bit on our big rainfall deficit and the you know, I guess the good news is that there hasn't been any crisis because of this storm, and the bad news is hated Say anything about bad news is we still have a pretty big deficit and will have for some time. Okay. Thank you very much. That's KQED reporter Dan Brekke e but also Jonathan Cox, Deputy Fire Chief for Cal Fire in San Mateo. Thanks to both of you. Welcome. You're listening to morning edition on KQED. Let's listen to Joe McConnell reporting traffic now in Orinda. It's the biggest in one of the only slow spots we have. It's highway 24 westbound pack from ST Stephen's passed urine to exit toward Fish Ranch Road. Where about 40 minutes.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:33 min | 1 year ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To the burn scar left by the seas. EW. Complex fire he approaching storm is forecast to drop six inches or more of rain over the burn zone as it sweeps across the area overnight. That could trigger potentially deadly flows of mud rocks and down trees. The San Mateo County communities warned to evacuate this morning include Loma Mar, the beauty, No park and beauty, No State Park area coast to Noah and on you in a wave. Oh, yesterday, Santa Cruz County issued evacuation orders for about 5000 residents of the burn area. Mostly around Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek. I'm Dan Brekke e KQED news. The city of Berkeley has set up new Mobile Covad 19 testing sites in the hopes of getting more residents tested and slowing the spread of the virus kick you these Emily hung reports the pop up testing sites rotate locations across Berkeley Tuesday. The mobile site is located at Harold Way between Kittredge in Austin. Wednesday. Tests will be available at Berkeley, both on Oregon Street. And Thursday. The pop up site will be back at Harold Way People can schedule an appointment online at the city of Berkeley's website. The tests are performed by Optimum, a provider funded by the state. The city hopes additional testing will enable more people to get tested to curb the spread of the virus. I'm Emily Hung KQED news. And for more state and local coverage you can head to kqed dot or g'kar in Oakland and terrorist Siler. It'll be blustery and rainy. Tonight and tomorrow and the San Francisco Bay area a wind advisory.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:03 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Other vegetation and power lines for there to be. Be a potential felony charge and one that could involve homicide. Involuntary manslaughter is a homicide charge is extremely unusual even against an individual much less company. So we're talking about something that is a departure from the normal case that we've seen. However, this is not the normal case. I mean, we have to bear in mind, what the context is here. The campfire is historic eighty five people were killed nearly fourteen thousand homes were destroyed. So this is anything but the typical fire that may have been investigated in the past. Now, Dan, given that PG ni is already under federal felony probation for the San Bruno explosion, in which people died is this unusual, even in that context is very different from San Bruno in one important respect when federal prosecutors went after PGA after San Bruno they went after them for sort of technical violation. Of federal pipeline, safety laws and for obstructing National Transportation, Safety board investigation, and in this case by contrast. They could be looking at federal charges for taking somebody's life or four recklessly burning down your property. And these are criminal charges that if brought against a person would probably result in jail time, if there is a guilty verdict. So this is dramatically different. And Dan, finally, what does this mean for ratepayers, it's too early to say, we know that PG and the other big investor owned utilities are going to work very, very hard this year to get the legislature? And the governor to sign onto some sort of plan that offers them some sort of relief in terms of state-backed insurance fund, and perhaps significantly higher rates for customers. They've already said that all those discussions will play out over the next several months editor, Dan Brekke. Thank you so much. You're welcome. Now to the impact that this will have on the tens of thousands of campfire survivors. The official finding that PG is responsible for sparking the blaze won't change much legally for them. But one victims attorney tells cuties Maria law goes, the announcement does provide some clarity for her clients. Amanda riddle is representing thousands of Californians doing PG and E for a slew of fires. The ability sparked in recent years, including eighteen hundred people who lost their homes in the campfire. It's always helpful to have a cow flyer. Report confirms what we already knew which is that PG as electrical transmission tower, the campfire. I think it, it helps the public's understanding of the cause of the fire. It helps members of the public who were impacted understand that they do have a right to compensation from genie. Where does the Cal? Fire report isn't actually admissible in civil court, but the survivors can call Cal fire. Investigators to testify for the California report, I'm Marie saga. Host..

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:05 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A call that a suspect was our with a physical and shot. Several students Baker said multiple officers responded quickly and were able to disarm the shooter and take him into custody the campus remained on lockdown well into the evening as UNC Charlotte and local police cleared university buildings of threats for NPR news. I'm just so Connor in Charlotte and battled Venezuelan leader nNcholas Maduro appeared on state television late Tuesday, telling the audience, the opposition has tried to impose an illegitimate government. Madero spoke hours after violence erupted in parts of Caracas as opposition leader, one Guido called for citizen and military uprising. This is NPR news from weedy news. I mean, it came tentative deal reached today is expected to avert a strike by nearly four thousand nurses at Stanford, healthcare and the seal Packard hospitals. Kikuchi Ted Goldberg reports three weeks ago, unionized nurses at the two hospitals authorized walkout. They wanted stronger, wages and better retiree medical benefits among other things and. They got what they wanted. According to Colleen Borjas, president of the union known as krona, our nurses showed the hospital our strength in unity and stayed committed to each other and stood strong for our patients, and I believe the hospital. Listen to us because they add to the deal includes new workplace safety rules, which come two months after a nurse in her seventies was assaulted by a patient at Stanford psychiatric unit. A hospital spokeswoman says she hopes the union when it votes next week ratifies what she calls a highly competitive and market-leading deal. I'm Ted Gobert KiKi. Dee news at changes coming for San Francisco airport. Passengers who get picked up by Uber. And lift he acuity is Dan Brekke reports about twenty five thousand lift and Uber vehicle swamp. SFO's cramped terminal roadways every day. We actually have a very small roadway footprint only about a mile and a half a roadway. So we really need to use it efficiently. That's SFO. Spokesman Doug ACL who says airport managers think they found a way too easy..

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:29 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Law specifically said teachers could not quote, promote a homosexual lifestyle in HIV aids instruction LGBTQ legal rights groups, sued AirAsia, education leaders last month, claiming the law was discriminatory state. Superintendent Kathy Hoffman was a defendant in the lawsuit and supported the law's repeal through that they're stigmatized teachers by not feeling included in their classes. Carol broaching is mother to an air. Zona? Seventh grader who identifies as queer both are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a long journey to making schools in Arizona or inclusive for all of our kids at least six other states have similar laws that restrict discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools free. NPR news. I'm Dale in Phoenix. The Dow is up two hundred fifty one points or nearly one percent. This is NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. Bart is beginning the search for a new chief with the surprise announcement from the transit agencies top executive that she stepping down cake. You Dan Brekke reports bar general manager, grace clinic's announcement came with little ceremony and no warning at Thursay's board of directors meeting last item on the agenda. It has been my honor to serve Bart for nearly eight years today, I'm announcing my plans to retire from Bart and to begin the next chapter of my life Cronica has held BART's top job since twenty eleven on her watch. The transit agency went through two strikes repeated controversies about crime on the system and the conduct of Bart police as well as a sharp decline in customer satisfaction. But chronic can also oversaw the launch of BART's new train cars, and is credited with gay. Getting the agency focused on improving reliability by rebuilding its core. Infrastructure chronic said, she'll leave her post July sixth. I'm Dan Brekke K Q E news. San Francisco plans to pay one hundred forty thousand dollars to settle a federal lawsuit over a high profile twenty sixteen police shooting death in January attorneys involved in the suit over the death of Luiz Gongora announce the case had been settled the settlement amount came out yesterday in an agenda posted for a supervisors committee. That will take up the deal next week to police officer shot and killed gung Gora in the mission district close to three years ago. Several witnesses disputed accounts that gun Gor came at officers with a kitchen knife and his family argued he was on.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:20 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The time is now seven thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Does prosecutors say terrorism remains a possible motive for yesterday's deadly shooting in the Netherlands NPR's? Psoriasis are haughty Nelson says three people were killed and several others wounded in attract police there say the main suspect seven year old Turkish immigrant did not know the victims. He was already facing a rape charge before being arrested for the streetcar attack. Police said they also have to other possible suspects in custody earlier today. The Dutch parliament held a moment of silence for those killed in new tracked and for the fifty people shot to death last week at two mosques in New Zealand flood warnings remain posted by the national weather service and parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and other states in the midwest where many rivers remain out of their banks Sarah jesmyn with member station. W J says northern Illinois is bracing for what could be the worst river flooding in. Fifty years illinois's rock and Pattana rivers are seeing record breaking flood levels roads near river banks are blocked off by pools of water and some homes are completely inaccessible by foot when a bagel county officials are urging residents to evacuate risky areas as water levels slowly rise, the Red Cross says it'll be working with municipalities to see if more help is needed. Vice president Pence is heading to Nebraska today to get a look at some of the flood damage three people have died. This is NPR news from Washington from K Q E D news in San Francisco, I'm Brian watt. San Francisco Muny is being forced to replace fiber optic equipment along its track way damaged by a contractor working on the twin peaks tunnel renovation project. Kate, Dan Brekke reports Muniz installing a new radio system to connect the agency central operation center with all fourteen hundred of its vehicles part of that one hundred thirty million dollar project involved installing fiber optic equipment in the. The twin peaks tunnel that job was done before last summer when shimmy construction began a project to refurbish the tunnel Muny says that during that work the contractor damaged the already installed fiber optic gear. The transit agency says it will cost two hundred thousand dollars to fix the damage and that the money will come from Shinnik last September Muny reported that the contractor had damaged trackside equipment in the tunnel causing extensive slowdowns in its light rail service. I'm Dan Brekke news UC Berkeley has opened an investigation into the acceptance of student tied to the national college admission scandal Jordan Sidu was accepted to the university in twenty fourteen. Federal prosecutors say his father David Sedudu paid one hundred thousand dollars for a test taker to do the SAT's for his son UC Berkeley officials tell the chronicle. They are looking into the allegation David seduce was arrested in San Jose. This. Month. He pleaded not guilty last week to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. UCLA also allegedly admitted children linked to the federal fraud investigation. I'm Brian watt cake weedy news support comes from across key mattress company with showrooms in Palo Alto, San Francisco and San.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:50 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To leaking during a flood event like this. Well. In terms of we it's it's quite miraculous that there weren't more injuries. Given what we heard about the man in Ferndale whose name has not yet been released. Right. And but they're this. As we reported is something that communities like Guerneville like Monteriro have seen in terms of flooding in the past. Can you just take us through how it compares with flooding from previous years because while we are hearing that you know, they have experienced this before there have been some reports for some people that that it's the worst they've ever seen in terms of damage is it's definitely the worst in a generation. I mean, the last time they had a flood of this magnitude was back in the nineties in the last one that was higher than this was in nineteen ninety-five both nineteen Eighty-six the president's day storm and then again coincidentally in February. So there's a theme there February storms February. Ninety five they had a really destructive catastrophic flooding that in one case in the Tatham Rio, there were fears that maybe that town wouldn't come back. The damage was so bad. So I don't know that we're at that level. I mean, there's definitely damage, but this wasn't this wasn't like a community ending type flood and again, Dan Brekke is K Q E D editor and reporter. We are now starting to assess the damage that the floodwaters left behind. We're talking about how there was damage along the Russian river, which has now receded below flood stage. What are your questions for Dan Brekke about the cleanup effort about the floods this week the number here? Eight six.

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KQED Radio

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To leaking during a flood event like this. Well. In terms of we it's it's quite miraculous that there weren't more injuries. Given what we heard about the man in Ferndale whose name has not still yet been released. Right. And but they're this. As we reported is something that communities, like earn Ville like Monteriro have seen in terms of flooding in the past. Can you just take us through how it compares with flooding from previous years because while we are hearing that they have experienced this before there have been some reports for some people that that it's the worst they've ever seen in terms of damage is it's definitely the worst in a generation. I mean, the last time they had a flood of this magnitude was back in the nineties in the last one that was higher than this was in nineteen ninety-five both nine hundred eighty six the president's day storm and then again coincidentally in February. So there's a theme there February storms February. Ninety five they had really destructive catastrophic flooding that in one case in the Tanta Monte Rio, there were fears that maybe the town wouldn't come back. The damage was so bad. So I don't know that we're at that level. I mean, there's definitely damage, but this wasn't this wasn't like a community ending type flood and again, Dan Brekke is K Q E D editor and reporter. We are now starting to assess the damage that the floodwaters left behind and we're talking about how there was damage along the Russian river, which has now receded below flood stage. What are your questions for Dan Brekke about the cleanup effort about the floods this week the number here? Eight six.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Starring Bradley Cooper, lady Gaga, and Sam Elliott now playing in theaters a star is born is the wards eligible in all categories. It's KiKi weedy news. I'm Mina Kim. Some bay area. Transit officials say governor Gavin Newsom announcement on high speed rail during today's state of the state address took them by surprise Newsom said he'll continue construction of the line from Mercedes Bakersfield. But that he's shelving plans to build a line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Let's be real current project as planned would cost too much and respectfully take too long pulling the plug on high speed rail even temporarily has consequences for the bay area, and here to tell us more is KiKi, Dan Brekke who covers transportation. Dan. I there was immediate confusion as to what governor Newsom actually meant in his speech. People were coming down all over the place. Yeah. So he actually left himself a little wiggle room. In what he said, he said this idea we've had a running the train from San Diego to Los Angeles up to Sacramento in the bay area isn't going to happen at least now he said, there's no path forward for that. However, he said, we can go ahead with this segment in the San Joaquin valley that you mentioned, and you know, there can be some connection later, but it was kind of vague. Now that led Senator Scott Weiner from San Francisco to say the governor just recommitted to high speed rail while other bay area transit officials were going. Wow. This is very concerning Rebecca Saltzman from the Bart board was one of those who express some puzzlement and a little bit of anxiety about what the governor actually met. Now. There are two really big. Projects here in the bay area. That are supposed to be part of the high-speed rail puzzle reminds us what those are. Yes. So one is the electrification and modernisation of the Cal train system. So that's the commuter rail service from Santa Clara county up to San Francisco. High speed rail is funding about seven hundred million dollars of that project. That's already happening. So construction is happening, and that's probably pretty safe something that's a little less clear is there's a major project in San Francisco to take Cal train and high-speed rail from just south of the city and then routed through a tunnel to the transbay transit center. It's a very expensive project costing many billions of dollars. And now it's a little unclear whether the, you know, this is going to present a funding challenge for that going forward. Can you remind us what the status is of the high speed rail project, we know that it has been delayed that there are cost issues at cetera. As you probably remember the project was approved in two thousand eight by the voters. Now, what's happened is the state high speed rail authority that's supposed to oversee this decided that the most cost effective place to start. This was in the San Joaquin valley. So as you said between Mercedes and Bakersfield, and what's happened. In the meantime, is there's been lots of lawsuits and lots of challenges from landowners were unhappy about losing their land to to a railroad. And while construction is actually progressing out there. It's been very slow and much more expensive than expected. So the current estimate for finishing this the the full system from north to south would be about seventy seven billion dollars right now seventy seven billion with a B and the estimated completion date would be twenty thirty three. So what governor Newsome is doing here is putting the brakes on and calling for some reassess. And maybe a little bit more realistic assessment of what the state can actually get done here editor and reporter, Dan Brekke. Thanks, dan. You're welcome..

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02:01 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This show up at the polls and vote. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell sees it differently. That's what America needs another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work. Awesome. Are folks on our colleagues on the other side on their campaign McConnell calls. It a power grab Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer accuses Republicans of being afraid to make voting easier. For Americans Wall Street futures are on the upside this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. A federal judge in California is examining ways for Pacific Gas and electric to reduce wildfire dangers posed by its power lines. Dan Brekke with member station. K Q E D says the court hearing follows PG filing for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection due to billions of dollars in potential liabilities. From pass fires US district court judge. William also told his pack courtroom that California is in the midst of a wildfire crisis in large part because of blazes sparked by PG. Power lines. Also said decisive action is necessary because fire season will begin again soon. He proposed a solution earlier this month is part of a penalty for PG violating his probation for twenty sixteen pipeline safety conviction also suggested ordering the company to fix its entire electrical network and shut off power wherever necessary to cut the number of PG caused fires two zero. The judge said he needs more information before he decide. On his next step for NPR news. I'm Dan Brekke in San Francisco state. Investigators recently cleared PG and have responsibility for a large wildfire in northern California that left twenty two people dead for the third time a prison board in California is recommending parole for a follower of Charles Manson who was involved in two fatal stabbings in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine Leslie Van Houten is now sixty nine years old. She's been in a federal prison for decades. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. A.

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01:57 min | 3 years ago

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"Sees it differently. Just what America needs another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work. Awesome. Are folks on our colleagues on the other side on their campaign McConnell calls. It a power grab Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer accuses Republicans of being afraid to make voting easier. For Americans Wall Street futures are on the upside this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. A federal judge in California is examining ways for Pacific Gas and electric to reduce wildfire dangers posed by its power lines. Dan Brekke with member station. K Q E D says the court hearing follows PG and E filing for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection due to billions of dollars in potential liabilities. From pass fires US district court judge. William also told his packed courtroom. That California is in the midst of a wildfire crisis in large part because of blazes sparked by PG. Power lines. Also said decisive action is necessary because fire season will begin again soon. He proposed a solution earlier this month as part of a penalty for PG violating his probation for twenty sixteen pipeline safety conviction also suggested ordering the company to fix its entire electrical network and shut off power wherever necessary to cut the number of PG and E caused fires two zero. The judge said he needs more information before he decides. On his next step for NPR news. I'm Dan Brekke in San Francisco state. Investigators recently cleared PG and have responsibility for a large wildfire in northern California that left twenty two people dead for the third time a prison board in California is recommending parole for a follower of Charles Manson who was involved in two fatal stabbings in nineteen sixty nine Leslie Van Houten is now sixty nine years old. She's been in a federal prison for decades. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. Today.

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02:43 min | 3 years ago

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"High just one day after PG filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy US district court judge. William Elsa has ruled the utility violated the probation. It was serving from its criminal conviction in the San Bruno pipeline explosion case this violation. Could mean PG knees on the hook to implement a new comprehensive wildfire prevention plan, something that the utility says would cost as much as one hundred fifty billion dollars k acuity is Dan Brekke was at the federal court hearing today, and he joins me now. And Dan, what were the terms of PG needs probation? And how exactly did the company violated? So after it was convicted in two thousand sixteen the court imposed nine special conditions of supervision. They had to pay three million dollar fine. They had to take out three million dollars in advertisements saying with had done wrong. And they had to do as a company ten thousand hours of community service. But there are a couple of these conditions that are very simple and straightforward. Sounding one is you need to never break the law while you're under court supervision or probation. And if anything comes up that looks like a criminal violation you need to tell us, and there is a federal probation office in San Francisco, and they reported to the judge earlier this month that they felt that PGN he had not told them that they were under criminal investigation for one of these fires in two thousand seventeen that we've all been talking about ever since. So what does the judge wanna do about that? Well, so since the company is broken it's probation. The judge can impose new conditions sweeping measures. Let's call them. One is a massive reinspection of the company's power lines is power poles dangerous trees near power lines taking care of all of that by June. And also perhaps ordering the company to shut down power lines that it can't certify as safe during periods of high wildfire danger. They were. Several players in this hearing today. Right. I'm wondering who spoke at the hearing. Well, the California Public utilities commission was there in state attorney general's office. Cal fire the US attorney one surprise was in the middle of the hearing a lawyer who represents a victims of cases going from San Bruno through fires that happened over the last several years got up and asked to speak and the judge said, well, I'll hear what you have to say. And this was Frank Petri who basically said he wanted to have some input into how the judge considers what to do in this case and afterward. He said he was really encouraged by the judges apparent determination to get something done. This judge is.

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02:36 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Robotic technology from US carrier t mobile acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker announced the charges. These are very serious actions by a company that appears to be using corporate espionage and sanctions violation to enhance potentially their bottom line, but also to compete in the world economy be indictments come just days before the US and China are set to resume trade talks and shortly after the arrest of the founder of while ways daughter in Canada at the US, request, Laura. Idell NPR news house speaker Nancy Pelosi's invited President Trump to deliver the state of the union address in the house on Tuesday, February fifth the offer made in a letter to the White House comes after close he had uninvited the president delivered the address this week as a government shutdown ground on where we're now that the government is reopened. She's reissued the invite with the new date. Stocks slumped today, the Dow Jones industrial average down two hundred eight points. You're listening to NPR news. I mean, akin state utility regulators are opposing federal judges proposal to require PG need to perform a vast wildfire safety overhaul. He cuties Dan Brekke reports judge William also is overseeing PGN east probation for twenty sixteen pipeline safety conviction after reviewing reports on the utilities role in recent wildfires. He asked the California Public utilities commission to weigh in on his proposal to order, the company to reinspect and repair. It's in tire power network by late June Alice have also said he wanted to bar PG and E from operating any lines it can't certify safe when wildfire danger is high in response. The CPI said his order would conflict with federal and state law. The CPS he added that shutting down lines could do more harm than good by potentially interrupting communications and water supplies for emergency responders. Judge set will hold a hearing on his proposal on Wednesday in San Francisco. I'm Dan Brekke Kuwaiti news insurance claims from November's campfire in Butte county are up to eleven point four billion dollars today. More than twenty five percent increase over last month. State insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara says. Those numbers will rise. This is for us. And we're going to continue to monitor we're going to continue to see uptick in in the fire losses. And this is just free shirt. Laura says about half of the campfire claims have been paid so far the blaze kill. Eighty six people and levelled more than eighteen thousand structures. It's the deadliest and most destructive wildfire.

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04:40 min | 3 years ago

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"First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The partial government shutdown drags on as expected neither legislation intended to get hundreds of thousands of federal workers back to work in paid again past the US Senate today, both President Trump's Bill and the democratic back measure voted down today both sides promote the need for stronger border security, but NPR Susan Davis explains from the capital that neither side was able to pull off enough votes for a Bill that would end a more than month old shut down. The Senate rejected. President Trump's proposal requesting five point seven billion for a border wall in exchange for temporary changes to immigration laws. Senators also rejected a democratic proposal to reopen. The government for two weeks in order to try and negotiate a border security deal. The next steps are unclear house. Democrats led by speaker Pelosi are working on a proposal to outline all of the border security priorities. Congress is willing to fund it is not expected to include money to build new physical barriers along the US Mexico. Order. Meanwhile, federal workers will miss their second paycheck on Friday. Susan Davis NPR news the capitol. The Trump administration is ignoring an order from Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, directing US diplomats to leave the country within seventy two hours. The administration says it recognizes Venezuela's opposition leader as the interim president of the Latin American country. However mother does still has the backing of the military and so remains president of an swell up and as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Russia is voicing its support. Venezuela under nNcholas Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez has become Russia's closest ally in Latin America, receiving billions of dollars in Russian aid, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the US was risking chaos in destabilization in Venezuela by recognizing alternative government. NPR's? Lucian Kim reporting apples Thomas vehicles group is laying off more than two hundred employees this week NPR's, Laura Sidell reports the multinational tech company. He says it is also shifting some of its workforce to other divisions of the company that focus on aspects of artificial intelligence, the autonomous vehicle group known as project titan has been kept fairly secret. But the reorganization was not unanticipated last year. Apple brought in a new executive to lead the team. And this is likely a part of a restructuring. In a statement. The company says the team will focus on several key areas though, it didn't say which ones, but some employees from project titan are also being moved to other divisions in recent months. The company's CEO Tim cook has put more emphasis on Apple's entrance into the healthcare market. He has publicly said that Apple's greatest contribution will be health related and the company has upped its hiring and jobs connected to its ambitions in the sector. Laura sydell, NPR news before the close. The Dow is down twenty two points at twenty four thousand five hundred fifty three. This is NPR news from news. I'm. Tara Siler the most devastating blaze in the twenty seventeen. North bay firestorms was sparked by a private electrical system near a home. That's according to state fire officials who announced the cause just moments ago, the tabs fire destroyed more than fifty six hundred homes and killed twenty two people. Dan Brekke has been following the story and joins us now. And Dan Cal fire says a private electrical system is to blame. What does that mean? Well, there is a home adjacent to the place where the fire started on October twenty seventeen and what Cal fire has determined. Is that a a line that was privately maintained by the homeowner and her caretaker, which is likely responsible for starting to tub fire, and in some of these fires in northern California in two thousand seventeen Cal fire has blamed PG any and said it violated state law. But what's Cal fire saying here, you're you're correct? So there were eighteen fires. Cal fire says that PG any played some role and starting it's a malfunction or branches fell on on their lines that kind of thing eleven of those fires could involve a violation of state law. What they're saying. Here is simply they don't see any evidence that anyone violated existing state law here in some details on the tabs fire did come out a few weeks ago from PG what did the utility say then and how does that compare with what? Cal fire saying now, well PGE laid out a scenario where a private handyman did some unlicensed unfermented work and Cal fire investigation seems to back that up. Okay. Dan, k cuties Dan Brekke..

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09:22 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Made everyone within Bart and all of our writers and people in the greater bay area community. Just stop and say how could something like. This happen. And so I wanna acknowledge it. I think that these are all the priorities that we have are the problems that are, you know, respondents have cited here, and we are going to do a better job. So you're saying the numbers on personal security might not have been as bad. If the timing of this survey had been better because it came in the wake of near Wilson's murder. Who if we remind people she was she and her sister were stabbed in the neck at MacArthur, Bart station and the man charged with the murder was apprehended the next day at the pleasant hill Bart station. So you know that yes. And he'd already been and he was someone on parole. So who should have been hopefully, better supervised. But I I'm not gonna say that. I'm just going to say that the context in which this survey happened was a difficult time for Bart people's issues around personal security and the changing ways in which people travel. I mean, we're losing riders to lift and an Uber. I mean, there's no question about it. And so we're trying to do some new things with apps where we allow a discount for people travelling together. But yeah. Yes. I think that the issue of personal security is it is in the forefront of everything that we're going to be doing over the next year to to to make our writers feel like that again. This is why I want an ambassador program because it's going to take some time to recruit full staffing of our police officers. Some people don't feel safer having an armed officer on the car. And that's why like to see an ambassador, I think can troubleshoot and again, bring down the conflict situation and really address problems that the writers are experiencing when they're just trying to get to homework, and again, Bevan DFT is president of the Bart board of directors. He represents sparks district nine in San Francisco. We've also got Dan Brekke with us editor and reporter for news. You're talking about how you don't wanna lose riders. But Dan Brekke earlier was saying how just the number of riders. The crowding is in part. What's what's being reflected in these low approval numbers? So are you saying that you're losing auderburn is you're trying to get more riders? Even if the system feels on our on our weekday peaks where we're pretty consistent. I mean where. Drop-off is occurred is really on the evenings and weekends. But main again to the point of what we're doing with our reinvestment nutrient control system instead of twenty four trains and our going through the transbay tube. We're going to have thirty trains, and our so that's a big increase in just incapacity. We're going to have these trains allow more people to to be on them. There's a lot of standing room. And I think the way they're designed with three doors in each car makes it easier. You're not getting stuck in the middle of the train and feeling like you've got to start moving to stations ahead. Things are going to change. I mean, we are making the right investments but getting to new railcars, it's not an easy proposition. It is taking longer than what we'd like to see. So I think that we are we're in sync with our writers. I'm not looking at anything here in saying, no, they're wrong. This is an unfair assessment. It's just difficult because I can see on the horizon that we want to be a world class system again over the next six to seven years when all of these programs that we're implementing to to reinvest in assistant that was really threadbare for from. Two years. Well, what I hear you asking is actually for riders to be patient not necessarily because and let me say to the to the gentleman that said he saw on toward situations. There is a bar watch app. And I will tell you that one morning. I was on a very crowded train going to Oakland. And there was a gentleman a tall gentleman who was quite mentally ill. I couldn't fully see him at the other end of the train. But I could tell that he had a Walker, and he was hitting people, and I use the Bart watch app and identified what the situation was and to stops later an officer came on, and I was incredibly proud of how he handled himself. It was totally de escalated the situation. People had gotten off at Montgomery. He asked him if he was safe. The gentleman said some concerns he had the officer talked to him, and I wrote the rest of the way and the gentleman talked to himself, but he wasn't yelling and screaming and being physical. So please use the Bart watch app. Please complain to us. I mean, the thing about writers like I was a city supervisor I thought that was the least popular job in the world. But I can tell you that are writers. They have a lot of information. And inside and just give it to us. We want to hear it. Well, let's hear from Carol in Oakland high. Carol you're on foreign. Hi, my concerns are around reliability. I work in the city, but I have to take bar in an out. And I've come to the point where I feel like I need to find a job in East Bay. So that I can drive there and get to work on time. And then also get home on time to pick up my kids. I would say like forty to fifty percent of the time. I cannot rely on Bart beyond on and as a young kid. I just don't have that extra hour or hour and a half. The plan that buffer in my day. Thanks, carol. I appreciate that. Let me hear next from Robin. Fremont high. Rob what about you? What would you like Devon? What is what is the plan for parking at BARC Asian because Fremont has for parking with his residential you into the us, which is like a pendant team in Iraq. How does that improve our ability to access part? Thanks, rob. Yes, I realized that parking is a critical issue, and the Bart board is somewhat unusual, and that's a mix of suburban and urban directors. And so we have to work in support one another. So there is going to be a presentation on parking. We just took some steps to expand parking in our Antioch parking lot where e Bart has been enormously successful. And we recognize that we need more capacity. So I certainly as an urban director, I'm empathetic that when people say that they pull into a parking lot at six or six fifteen in the morning and all the spots are gone. That's that's that hurts our system. So I appreciate you making that point. All right. Well, we're hearing about parking reliability. And now Paula in San Francisco, what would you like to say? I'm just wondering what kind of investment is being made into infrastructure if the stations like the escalators, I have horrible maze. And there's nothing worse than being that slope going up the stairs because the escalators out. And I am their steep stairs. I'm wondering how are we going to keep those stations usable station infrastructure. Absolutely. So Paul you're making a great point because we have forty one escalators in our downtown, San Francisco stations and all of them are a double past their useful life. They're usually twenty to twenty five years, and these escalators have have been in operation over forty years. Which is why we see so many breakdown. So we are in the process of replacing or substantially rebuilding all of the escalators within our system and over the next three years. Unfortunately, you're going to see some escalators shut down. But if it's shut down for a month or two. You know that they're putting in a new new control system. And so it's something that will last for the next twenty five years. Well, Paul thanks for your question. Matt rights Bart has persistently asked for more and more transportation money to be diverted to its budget. We have received nothing in exchange for that. Except a few new cars and a separate train from Antioch debate point. And other listener tweets, perhaps you can use these surveys to collect feedback from customers more frequently than every two years this way, you could know what improvements are working, and what stations need work jock tweets an actual authoritative presence would be nice to enforce the rules. There's no staff. No security. No cops. Nothing. I see people sell drugs. Do drugs fight blasts music, eat evade, fair, etc. Etc. When I take a late night train home to Fremont. It's one hundred times worse. Let me try to get Jessica from Oakland in here. Hi, jessica. I am calling. I I wanted to make a few comments on something that another caller said, I've never had that interactions with any of the animals that are on Bart. And I've also never had a negative interaction with any of the kids who are dancing on bar. And I think that it's a really wonderful thing that they're providing fun entertainment on the train, and they're making money with without getting into trouble or doing anything sketchy on the streets. And they're always really really sweet. My question is why doesn't bar increases spread times to twenty four hours a day, which would not only help cut down on drunk driving? But it would make public transportation accessible for people who have to work late into the evening hours. Jessica, thanks. We have ten seconds best. Sure. I want to say that we are studying a second trans bay crossing. And we really need that redundancy in order to go twenty four hours operation. So I think that that's something that is probably the next gen. Twenty years down the road, but Senator Feinstein prioritized getting resources, so we can build a second transbay tube. And I think that really is a future could carry not only bar, but also Cal train and other systems. Dan, Brekke hours of operation was the one one of the few bright spots the trains are running directly to the East Bay until after nine o'clock if you're on the Richmond line, which is a huge improvement very convenient for people who can't get out of the office earlier. Well, Dan, Brekke editor and reporter for Kikuchi news. Thanks. You're welcome. Bevin. Duffy, president of the Bart board of directors. Thanks so much for talking with us this good morning. And thanks to our listeners for your thoughts and insights, stay with us for a half hour on the electric.

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:17 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets waving national flags. Singing and chanting slogans against Padilla. They was summoned by the opposition nationwide day of protest, the turned into a massive challenge to power the recently elected thirty five year old head of the national assembly dove took an oath before the crowd declaring himself Venezuela's. Interim president this was the crowd's reaction. Why was immediately recognized as the legitimate transitional president by the US and others. The Dudas responded by breaking off diplomatic relations with Washington and giving US diplomatic personnel. Seventy two hours to leave rates. But US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says US diplomats should ignore Medeiros orders. Another teacher's strike is looming. This time in Colorado where teachers in the largest school district in the state voted overwhelmingly to go on strike, seventy Daniel of member station. K UNC reports. Ninety three percent of all unionized. Teachers voted in favor of the strike the union and Denver public schools could not reach an agreement after fifteen months of negotiations. The unions lead negotiator teacher, Robert Gould, says one of the big issues is base pay over the last ten years instead of putting money into the base salaries of teachers DPS has really been trying to do this experiment where we do lower base salaries and higher bonuses. And it hasn't worked the school district did not immediately respond to request for comment on the earliest strike could happen is Monday. But if the state steps in the walkout could be delayed up to one hundred and eighty days. Past the end of the current school year for NPR news. I'm Stephanie Daniel, President Trump says he'll deliver his state of the union speech from a different venue yet to be announced after house speaker Nancy Pelosi told him today, he can't use the house chamber until the partial government shutdown is over there are serious and justified concern that this president which at down the government anytime. He doesn't get his way legislatively that is why we must hold the line on this shutdown in government Pelosi speaking to the conference of mayors is adamant, the no concessions should be made to the president in his push for a border wall. Trump lasted Pelosi calling her decision a disgrace by law. The president can't address a joint session of congress without both chambers. Explicit permission. Wall Street higher by the closing bell. The Dow up one hundred seventy one the NASDAQ and the S and P five hundred gained five points. You're listening to NPR news. From ABC news. I'm Tara Siler. Both federal prosecutors and PGE are urging a federal judge to reconsider imposing new inspection requirements on the utility meant to ensure its electrical facilities are wildfire safe cake. These Dan Brekke reports US district court judge William Elsa propose earlier this month, the PG and he's probation for two thousand sixteen pipeline safety conviction be dramatically expanded else. Obsessed with evidence pointing to the utilities power lines being involved in many recent wildfires. He was weighing an immediate order to force PG to conduct a vast program of reinspections intrigue removals, but in federal court filings, both the company and prosecutors argue they believe else's proposal would interfere with federal and state regulations with the company, adding the new inspections would be impossibly expensive. The judge has asked state fire officials and utility regulators to weigh in and is. Expected to rule next week. I'm Dan Brekke K Kuwaiti news. Alameda County is director of social services is calling on the state to make a contingency plan for food programs as the federal shutdown continues funds are drying up the state is paying for Cal fresh with emergency friends funds that will probably run out by the end. Of february. Meantime, the wick program that gives baby formula and diapers to young families is expected to last through March social services director, Lori Cox for those who did get that early issuance of their Cal fresh benefit fleas, spend it wisely. No that that is the only thing to expect through the end of February Cox says even when the shutdown ends, there's no guarantee the federal government will pay California back..

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"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:37 min | 3 years ago

"dan brekke" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I mean, my subjective view is that things have actually gotten somewhat better. And in the survey that was one of the few areas where people service at thumbs up. This is getting better in terms of hearing damage, I think people have assessed that I just actually went in for hearing tests, myself and my audio. Just said don't worry about it. Are you asking specifically about this? But Sean is in Piedmont if you're doing a better job grinding the rails. I think is what you said. Why isn't he hearing the difference at this point are there certain areas that you focused on more than others in the region? No, definitely for me. One of the loudest areas were wearing you're coming to the transbay tube. And so that to me I've noticed a difference. But I think the bigger picture is that I've come to appreciate that. Sometimes the bad experiences linger much more than sort of the Monday neutral experiences. And so I think we've all had really bad experiences situations that we've seen that are absolutely unacceptable. And I think that those really linger with us. And so I I want to totally acknowledge what these findings are I wanna point out that one of the very difficult aspects of this is this survey happened about three weeks after the the murder of Neil Wilson on our system, and that was really such a seminal event that I think made everyone within Bart and all of our writers and people in the greater bay area community. Just stop and say how could something like. This happen. And so I wanna acknowledge it. I think that these are all the priorities that we have are the problems that are, you know, respondents have cited here, and we are going to do a better job. So you're saying the numbers on personal security might not have been as bad. If the timing of this survey had been better because it came in the wake of Neo Wilson's murder. Who if we remind people she was she and her sister were stabbed in the neck at MacArthur, Bart station and the man charged with the murder was apprehended the next day at the pleasant hill Bart station. So that yes. Already been and he was someone on parole. So who should have been hopefully, better supervised. But I I'm not gonna say that. I'm just going to say that the context in which this survey happened was a difficult time for Bart people's issues around personal security and the changing ways in which people travel. I mean, we are losing riders to lift an Uber. I mean, there's no question about it. And so we're trying to do some new things with apps where we allow a discount for people travelling together. But yes, I think that the issue of personal security is it is in the forefront of everything that we're going to be doing over the next year to to to make our writers feel like that again. This is why I want an ambassador program because it's gonna take some time to recruit full staffing of our police officers. Some people don't feel safer having an armed officer on the car, and that's why like to see an ambassador, I think can troubleshoot and again, bring down the conflict situation and really address problems that the writers are experiencing when they're just trying to get to homework, and again, Bevan DFT is president of the Bart board of directors. He represents. Sparks district nine in San Francisco. We've also got Dan Brekke with us editor and reporter for news. You're talking about how you don't wanna lose riders. But Dan Brekke earlier was saying how just the number of riders. The crowding is in part. What's what's being reflected in these low approval numbers? So are you saying that you're losing auderburn is you're trying to get more riders? Even if the system feels on our on our weekday peaks where we're pretty consistent. I mean, where the drop off is occurred is really on the evenings and weekends. But again to the point of what we're doing with our reinvestment in a nutrient control system instead of twenty four trains and our going through the transbay tube. We're going to have thirty trains and hours. So that's a big increase in just incapacity. And we're going to have these trains allow more people to to be on them. There's a lot of standing room. And I think the way they're designed with three doors in each car makes it easier you're not getting stuck in the middle of the train and feeling like you've got to start moving to stations ahead. Things are going to change. I mean, we are making the right? Investments, but you know, getting new rail cars, it's not an easy proposition. It is taking longer than what we'd like to see. So I think that we are we're in sync with our writers. I'm not looking at anything here and saying, no, they're wrong. This is an unfair assessment. It's it's just difficult because I can see on the horizon that we want to be a world class system again over the next six to seven years when all of these programs that we're implementing to to reinvest in a system that was really threadbare for from years. Well, what I hear you asking is actually for riders to be patient not necessarily because and let me say to the to the gentleman that said he saw on towards situations. There is a Bart watch app. And I will tell you that one morning. I was on a very crowded train going to Oakland. And there was a gentleman a tall gentleman who is quite mentally ill. I couldn't fully see him at the other end of the train. But I could tell that he had a Walker, and he was hitting people and I use the bar watch app and identified what the situation was and to stops later. An officer came on. And I was incredibly proud of how he handled himself. It was totally de escalated the situation. People had gotten off at Montgomery. He asked him if he was safe. The gentleman said some concerns he had the officer talked to him, and you know, I wrote the rest of the way and the gentleman talked to himself, but he wasn't yelling and screaming and being physical. So please use the bar watch app. Please complain to us the thing about writers. Like, I was a CD supervisor. I thought that was the least popular job in the world. But I can tell you that are writers. They have a lot of information inside. And just give it to us. We wanna hear it. Well, let's hear from Carol in Oakland. Hi, carol. You're on forum. Hey, my concerns are around reliability. I reckon the city, but I have to take bar in and out. And I've come to the point where I feel like I need to find a job in the East Bay. So that I can drive there and get to work on time. And then also get home on time to pick up my kids. I would say like forty to fifty percent of the time. I cannot rely on Bart to be on time. And as a young kid, I just don't have that extra hour or hour. Hip plan that buffer in my day. Thanks, carol. I appreciate that. Let me hear next from Robin Fremont. Tyrod. What about you? What would you like? What is what is applying for parking at because Fremont has or for parking with which is right there Renshaw union city, which is like a pendant team in Iraq. How does that improve off his ability to actor part? Thanks, rob. Yes, I realized that parking is a critical issue, and the Bart board is somewhat unusual, and it's a mix of suburban and urban directors. And so we have to work in support one another. So there is going to be a presentation on parking. We just took some steps to expand parking in our Antioch parking lot where Bart has been enormously successful. And we recognize that we need more capacity. So I certainly as an urban director, I'm empathetic that when people say that they pull into a parking lot at six or six fifteen in the morning and all the spots are gone. That's that's that hurts our system. So I appreciate you making that point. All right. Well, we're hearing about parking reliability. And now Paula in San Francisco, what would you like to say? I'm just wondering what kind of investment is being made into infrastructure, if the stations like the escalators, I have horrible knees. And there's nothing worse than being that slope going up the stairs because the escalators out. And I am their steep stairs. I'm wondering how are we going to keep those stations usable station infrastructure. Absolutely. So Paul you're making a great point because we have forty one escalators in our downtown, San Francisco stations and all of them are a double past their useful life. They're usually twenty to twenty five years, and these escalators have have been in operation over forty years. Which is why we see so many breakdowns. So we are in the process of replacing or substantially rebuilding all of the escalators within our system and over the next three years. Unfortunately, you're going to see some escalators shut down. But if it's shut down for a month or two. You know that they're putting in a new new control system. And so it's something that will last for the next twenty five years. Well, politics for your question. Matt rights Bart has persistently asked for more and more transportation money to be diverted to its budget. We have received nothing in exchange for that. Except a few new cars and a separate train from Antioch debate point. And other listener tweets, perhaps you can use these surveys to collect feedback from customers more frequently than every two years this way, you could know what improvements are working, and what stations need work jock tweets an actual authoritative presence would be nice to enforce the rules. There's no staff. No security. No cops. Nothing. I see people saw drugs. Do drugs fight blasts music, eat evade, fair, etc. Etc. When I take a late night train home to Fremont. It's one hundred times worse than me. Try to get Jessica from Oakland in here. Hi, jessica. I am calling. I I wanted to make us you comments on something that another caller said, I've never had that interactions with any of the animals that are on Bart. And I've also never had a negative interaction with any of the kids who are dancing on bar. And I think that it's a really wonderful thing that they're providing fun entertainment on the train, and they're making money with without getting into trouble or doing anything sketchy on the streets. And they're always really really sweet my question is why doesn't bar increase spread times to twenty four hours a day, which would not only help cut down on drunk driving? But it would make public transportation accessible for people who have to work late into the evening hours. Jessica, thanks. We have ten seconds best. Sure. I want to say that we are studying a second trans bay crossing. And we really need that redundancy in order to go twenty four hours operation. So I think that that's something that is probably the next gen. Ration- twenty years down the road. But Senator Feinstein is prioritized getting resources, so we can build a second transbay tube. And I think that really is could carry not only Bart but also Cal train and other systems. Dan, Brekke hours of operation was the one one of the few bright spots. Yeah. Trains are running directly to the East Bay until after nine o'clock. If you're on the Richmond line, which is a huge improvement very convenient for people who can't get out of the office earlier. Well, Dan, Brekke editor and reporter for news. Thanks. You're welcome Bevan Daffy, president of the board of directors. Thanks so much for talking with us this. Thank you, both good morning. And thanks to our listeners for your thoughts and insights, stay with us for a half hour on the electric.

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One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

The Takeaway

03:16 min | 4 years ago

One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

"Weekend in the city Why should I This over, the weekend officials say at least eleven people were shot to death and dozens. Were wounded pastor James Brooks called on people to stop blaming each other and unite against gun violence is, a big problem but we need. To come together And block hands and say we can't stand, it anymore we will not stand for it anymore we must save our most of. The shootings occurred in, low income neighborhoods where gangs are active so far no arrests have been made new research from the centers for disease control and prevention says babies can develop problems caused by, the Zeke of virus even when they seem fine. When they're, born NPR's rob Stein has more the CDC followed northern fourteen hundred babies who are exposed, to Zico in the, womb when their mothers got infected with the virus when they were pregnant it's the largest study to follow Zico exposed babies so far six percent were born, with birth, defects such, as very small heads and severely damaged brains a condition called microcephaly but a, total of fourteen percent had developed some kind of problem that could have been. Caused by the virus by their first birthdays that included vision problems developmental delays and seizures twenty babies develop, microcephaly even though their heads were Normal at birth rob starring NPR news the Dow, is up one hundred and forty seven points the s&p is up ten this is NPR, news from k. q. e. d. news I'm Tiffany Cam high around fourteen thousand firefighters. Are battling seventeen large, wildfires across California today so far those blazes have killed nine people burned more than six hundred nineteen thousand acres and damaged or destroyed over two thousand buildings yesterday the blazes, known as the Mendocino complex became California's largest fire. On record, burning more than two hundred ninety thousand acres and lake Mendocino and Qaluza counties over half, of lake counties acreage, has been affected by fire since two thousand fifteen the Ferguson fire burning end and around Yosemite has charred through ninety four thousand acres and the car fire, and Chester, county has, burned more than one hundred sixty seven thousand acres Bart says it's considering a. Long list of measures to improve safety after a spate of. Deadly violence on the. Transit system cake Dan Brekke says the first, of those. Steps may already be able. To patrons the Bart police department has cancelled regular days. Off where patrol officers who. Will be working six ten hour shifts a week until further. Notice Bart says that means more officers aboard trains and in stations the district's board of directors will also discuss a host of other. Proposals this week from general manager grace chronic on made in the wake of three unrelated homicides on the system in late July those measures include stepping up efforts against fare evasion training. Station staffer backup security roles and enhancing BART's existing surveillance. System if fully implemented the new measures would cost at least twenty five million dollars I'm Dan Brekke Kate tweedy news and I'm Tiffany Cam high k..

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Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

KCBS Radio Morning News

01:37 min | 4 years ago

Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

"Up sixty four points the sp five hundred is up seventeen you're listening to npr from k q e d news i'm brian watt state fire officials say the cause of the county fire in napa and yolo counties was an improperly installed electric livestock fence the massive wildfire burned more than ninety thousand acres in a mostly rural area it's now eighty nine percent contained meanwhile the klamath on fire that killed one person in crossed over the oregon border is now seventy percent contained here's cal fire's gabriel lauderdale on the recent progress calmer winds temperatures although they've been hot haven't been as hot better humidity recovery's a night so that's enabled firefighters are out there on the line to control the fire lauderdale says cal fire expects to fully contain the klamath bonfire by july i fifteen bart is making final plans for a major change in its early morning service dan brekke explains the impact on thousands of predawn commuters the transit agency will begin work early next year on a major seismic upgrade to the transbay tube to give crews extra hours to work the start of early morning service will be pushed back from four am to five am about three thousand people ride bart during that first hour of service and edits median oakland today the bart board of directors will hear plans for an express bus network to get those early commuters from the east bay to downtown san francisco daly city in san francisco international airport the transit agency.

Driverless cars OK’d to carry passengers in CA

All Things Considered

01:33 min | 4 years ago

Driverless cars OK’d to carry passengers in CA

"Ninety new emergency dispatchers faira will not get to sign the final budget that's up to whoever is elected to finish mayor ed lease term in next week's election on peter jon shuler k q e d news monterey county sheriff's officials say they've seized more than seventeen tons of mature opium poppy plants and what they think is the largest known opium bust in california history commander john thornberg says the purple native flowers were essentially hiding plain sight in eight different fields in the largely agricultural north county area i thought we took down was almost was i wanna say probably was visible from the roadway somebody drove by and saw it and knew exactly what they were looking at we go wait a minute what is that thornburgh says the processed opium from the plant would have a street value of about a half a million dollars the case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made state regulators have approved a pilot project that would allow companies testing thomas vehicles to carry passengers k cuties dan brekke reports the california public utilities commission is allowing two types of testing for autonomous vehicles with passengers one for cars with the driver aboard to watch how the vehicle is driving and one for cars with riders but no driver it's likely to be a while though before four higher autonomous vehicles are carrying passengers in california the rules for the program require companies to get permits from the department of motor vehicles to operate driverless vehicles on public roads so far just two companies.

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