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Bay Area leaders plan to reduce homelessness by 75% in 3 years

Bay Area leaders plan to reduce homelessness by 75% in 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Bay Area leaders have revealed a plan to reduce homelessness by 75% in just three years. The ambitious goal was put forth Tuesday by officials for all Bay Area counties. These leaders are calling this a “regional action plan.” They’re aiming to provide new housing for people who are currently homeless and reducing the number of people who are becoming homeless.The first focus will be on extremely low-income residents with racial equity at the center of the effort.It’s no secret the Bay Area has been dealing with a homelessness crisis. 2019 data from the U.S....

April 14, 2021
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Controversial video: Hayward police seen punching, kicking suspect during arrest

Controversial video: Hayward police seen punching, kicking suspect during arrest

HAYWARD, Calif. (KRON) – Shocking video of an arrest by Hayward police leaves the community on edge — The accusations of excessive force by officers as they took a man into custody.In the video you can see the officers punching, even kicking the suspect. Hayward police have confirmed to KRON4 the officers’ actions are under review.A spokesperson for the Hayward Police Department says this man was arrested because he had a gun.Unconfirmed reports from witnesses say the man may have been waving at cars passing by the road. Those same witnesses say the man did not have a gun on him at the time...

April 7, 2021
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WATCH: Suspected drunk driver rams SUV into outdoor dining parklet in Alameda

WATCH: Suspected drunk driver rams SUV into outdoor dining parklet in Alameda

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KRON) — Video captured the moment a car ran into an outdoor dining setup in the East Bay on Thursday.Surveillance video from La Penca Azul shows the Nissan SUV ram into the outdoor dining parklet on Park Street in Alameda.The incident occurred just before 8:45 p.m. on Thursday.Video shows one woman run away from the area and others eating nearby quickly stand up.Alameda police and fire personnel responded to the scene and found two adults injured. They were taken to local hospitals with mild and non-life-threatening injuries.Officers learned the driver was involved in two...

March 27, 2021
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Video released of San Jose police officers shooting, killing unarmed man

Video released of San Jose police officers shooting, killing unarmed man

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — South Bay civil rights advocates are speaking out on Sunday after San Jose police released video of officers shooting and killing an unarmed murder suspect. 27-year-old David Tovar was wanted in connection with a series of crimes across Santa Clara County when officers tracked him down to an apartment complex in San Jose in January.The video is dramatic as it shows officers firing several rounds at Tovar within seconds of seeing him.One of the officers said they believed Tovar had a gun, but after the shooting none was found.Civil rights advocates say Tovar did not...

March 8, 2021
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ICU capacity: Bay Area sees significant jump in available beds

ICU capacity: Bay Area sees significant jump in available beds

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Some regions in California are reporting a significant increase in ICU bed capacity.As of Saturday, ICU capacity in the Bay Area has jumped to 23.4%.In other regions across the golden state, ICU capacity is at:California’s regional order requires a three week minimum shutdown when an area’s total ICU capacity falls below 15%.But reopening after three weeks is not promised if ICU capacity does not improve.San Francisco extended it’s stay-at-home order after city leaders say it appeared the Bay Area wouldn’t get above 15% available ICU capacity by Jan. 7, when...

January 24, 2021
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2 dead following hit-and-run collision in SF

2 dead following hit-and-run collision in SF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — San Francisco police officers responded to a hit-and-run collision Thursday that left one person dead and another in the hospital with life threatening injuries.As of 5:11 p.m., officials say the second person has died.Around 4 p.m., officers arrived to the scene at 2nd Street and Mission Street where they located two pedestrians who were struck by the car.KRON4 is told a woman in her 70s and another woman in her 20s or 30s were both killed after being struck by a driver this afternoon near 2nd and Mission Streets. The women were apparently walking when they...

January 1, 2021
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Elderly driver crashes into crowd in San Jose

Elderly driver crashes into crowd in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Several people are injured after an elderly driver lost control of his car Sunday afternoon in San Jose.The driver, an 69-year-old man, was trying to park his 2000 Toyota 4-Runner when he accidentally accelerated forward into a crowd.The area was being used for outdoor food service at the Grand Century Plaza at Story Road and McLaughlin Avenue.The car struck three women and five men.All eight victims were sitting at various tables.The eight victims that were struck were all transported to local hospitals. Two have life threatening injuries.The driver of the vehicle...

October 11, 2020
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Judge upholds San Francisco ban on evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Judge upholds San Francisco ban on evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – A big win for renters in San Francisco.A superior court judge upholds the city’s ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Landlord groups sued the city back in June calling the law unconstitutional overreach.District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston says this eviction ban is necessary to keep people who are struggling from being thrown out on the street but some landlords argue the legislation is unfair.San Francisco tenants struggling to pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic are off the hook for now.A superior court judge striking down a challenge from...

August 4, 2020
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Black Lives Matter mural in Redwood City washed away after suggestion to paint MAGA 2020

Black Lives Matter mural in Redwood City washed away after suggestion to paint MAGA 2020

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KRON) – City officials along the Peninsula quietly remove a Black Lives Matter mural after someone suggests putting up a Trump 2020 slogan.The Redwood City mural was put up on the 4th of July with approval from city officials but it was washed away last week after a local attorney requested that mural supporting President Trump be painted nearby.  Well, the artist says he’s thankful the city allowed him to paint the mural in the first place. His issue is that a human rights message was possibly washed away because of someone’s political stance.On the other hand, the...

July 21, 2020
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Youth movement pushes for voting rights in San Francisco

Youth movement pushes for voting rights in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Whether it’s through Black Lives Matter protests or possibly trolling a presidential rally, younger people are making their political presence felt.President Trump’s rally Saturday night seemed to have fallen flat and teens on Tik Tok are taking the credit.Meanwhile, high schoolers here in San Francisco are pushing for the right to vote.Social media appears to be the biggest factor in empowering teens to get more involved with what’s happening in their communities and across the country.A campaign is right now underway for 16 and 17 year olds to vote in local...

June 22, 2020
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