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down. i made a number of sexual assault allegations, the 11 o'clock news on ktvu fox two starts now, dominika poli now faces sexual assault allegations from at least six women, including a windsor town councilman. hello again, everyone. i'm julie julie haener. i'm frank somerville. she's also prosecutor for sonoma county, and that could affect the investigation into the. allegations ktvu em biggest here now with more emma. frank new allegations involving the deputy district attorney and the police are creating a conflict of interest. the d. a's office is now sorting out, sunday evening at the windsor town, green residents held a vigil to support town council member esther lima's after she came forward as the sixth woman to accuse mayor dominic for poli of sexual assault. the women alleged they were drugged by for poli and raped. she was
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drugged. there were two separate occasions for poli not only denies this, he says. lima's who also serves as sonoma county deputy district attorney assaulted him. those claims are unconfirmed. it is a classic misdirection. it is. let's shame the victim in some way. let's embarrass her. let's call her the abuser. win. it's just absolutely without merit. earlier sunday, windsor residents gathered outside christopher creek winery before poli family business and healdsburg calling for dominic for police to step down as mayor joe for poli, the mayor's brother, said he'd already asked for dominic for police resignation as co owner of the winery, which the family has owned since 2000 and 12. you will not be one of the owners, he is no longer an employee of crystal creek. i asked him to step down yes, and agreed. but the mayor, in a statement sent to ktvu did not agree to resign from public office. his brother thinks he should. while i won't comment on ongoing investigations, and at the time are you i believe that our
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elected officials held to higher moral standards. and for that reason, i feel that my brother dominic should step down as mayor of windsor, the sonoma county d. a. this weekend reached out to the california attorney general to discuss the conflict of interest for the da's office to proceed with investigating for paul. only for sexual assault now that their allegations involving lima's let's sonoma county sheriff's office is also handling a separate criminal investigation into for poli. the attorney general's office will determine how to best proceed with an impartial investigation. frank my gosh, life force tonight, emma. thank you, the former mayor of sebastian paul was facing sexual assault charges against children. robert jacob was arrested yesterday at his home and is currently being held without bail at sonoma county jail. investigators say the alleged assaults happened between december of 2019 through march of this year. robert jacob is 44 years old. was booked on five felony
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charges and a misdemeanor and emotional vigil was held in rodeo tonight to remember an 11 year old girl who was found dead with bruises and burns on her body. her father and stepmother have now been arrested. ktvu is azenith smith joins us now with how community members showed their support for the girl's mother as that, well, julie, the girl's father was given sole custody years ago. the mother filled with regret. but an anger known once this young girl to be for gotten. didn't heartbroken mother of 11 year old on a ideas could barely hold it together, surrounded by a few dozen people hoping to shed light on the young girl's death. and you really thoughtful when she thought about other people before your films. she was always very playful with a lot of people, everybody the girls and
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describes her niece is happy and friendly. the last time she saw her was when she was six years old, she says the girl's biological father, renee, and stepmother, crystal dia's would not let them see the girl after rene got sole custody. i always had the dream of seeing her again, even if it was behind her father's. but they took that away from us back on march, 23rd, the fifth grader found dead and her parents home after first responders were called for a medical emergency authorities found on i e with bruises and burns. the cause of her death is still under investigation. her aunt had no idea. i always thought she was in the good place because of what they portrayed to be in social media. community members shocked wishing they had noticed or seen so. thing we, you know, wonder if the schools were not closed. would she have gotten help? would a teacher maybe of noticed her bruises?
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authorities say the emergency call from the parents was the first to sign of trouble. court documents reveal the abuse had been ongoing since november, angry that you know she couldn't get the proper help that she needed. i just kind of feel like the system failed. her eye is not justice because she didn't deserve. have to die. she was young. she was she was just started out to live on the east loved ones are grieving that they weren't able to fight for her, hoping to fight for others. this happens way too often, so it's already it is the children. and the couple's bail $1.4 million each there expect to be arraigned this wednesday. i'm azenith smith ktvu fox two news. the u. s has set a record for the number of vaccines given out yesterday, more than four million people got a shot. even so, there are still major concerns about a possible fourth surge. fox news
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christina coleman tells us which areas are seeing the most new cases. despite a record breaking number of coronavirus vaccinations distributed across the country cases and hospitalizations continued to rise, especially among young people. health experts say contagious variants combined with pandemic fatigue are fueling the latest surge. on the one hand, we have so much reason for optimism and hope. and more americans are being vaccinated and protected from covid-19. on the other hand, cases and emergency room visits are up. michigan is battling the biggest spike in the nation reporting more than 7000 new cases each day. governor gretchen whitmer has promised not to order a state wide lockdown, instead calling on schools to temporarily suspend in person learning and youth sports and asking people to avoid indoor dining for two weeks. the governor is also asking the white house. to allocate more vaccine doses to the state requests. the biden
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administration has so far denied, but has offered additional testing resource is by and large, it's looking and they're doing a great job. would submit, though that in an undertaking of this magnitude with such consequence, it's important to recognize where there might need to be some adjustments along the way. meanwhile johnson and johnson is facing some problems. at least three states have temporarily stopped and ministering the one dose vaccine after a relatively small number of people suffered adverse reactions to it, and the company's vaccine supply is expected to plummet by 86% this week. despite the distribution snags, a spokesperson says johnson johnson is still on track to meet its goal of delivery 100 million doses by june. in los angeles. in three
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coronavirus survivors have faced either neurological or mental health problems, including anxiety and mood disorders, months after they were diagnosed. this can't wait. it will get worse and it will take our society a lot longer to get back to normal. the substance abuse and mental health services administration will be responsible for giving out the $5 billion in the form of grants to help struggling americans get access to mental health resource is while giving health care providers morte tools to assist them. people age 16 and older canal book a covid vaccine appointment in alameda county health officials there quietly expanded eligibility requirements with no formal announcement, according to the alameda county public health department. website residents of alameda county who are 16 and older can
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book appointments through the states. my turn system by thursday, everyone 16 and older will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine statewide in west oakland, a pop up covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics on hundreds of people today, emoji health hosted the clinic at beth eden baptist church near the acorn neighborhood. officials say that area has been hit hard by the virus, so it's important to make the vaccine. easily available to those who wanted. the model of a motor health is based on pop ups where we work with our local partners to identify the best locations to reach african american people, both with covid-19 testing a swell as covid-19 vaccination, officials with emotion, health say the rates of covid-19 infection are highest in east oakland, but health officials say there is more and more hope on the horizon as more more people are getting back soon. waited for more than a year. zoom classrooms were the only classrooms in san francisco.
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but starting tomorrow, 22 schools in the city will partially reopen their doors for transitional kindergarten through second grade students. classrooms will practice social distance in and be capped at 22 students. students will also see clear partitions and eat lunch in the classroom instead of the cafeteria. really excited that students are going back to the classroom, and i think there's still more that can be done, and i think they'll figure it out. other schools will begin reopening next monday. and by the end of the month, all elementary school students tk to fifth grade will be allowed to return to school students at city college of san francisco are speaking out against cutbacks. no. demonstrators held a march and rally this afternoon to save see csf from what they say is unnecessary downsizing. they're hoping to draw attention to the school's plans to cut classes and staffing.
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the students say money from covid relief fund should be used to maintain current programs and classes that are offered. way have been protest thing. time and time and time again. we go to do public comment. we talked to supervisors we meet with the trustees way. go to the public comment meetings, and we always say the same thing. we don't want cuts. we want our college to be fully funded, and they never listen. today's march began at the 24th street, bart station and ended at mission high school in front of dolores park. organizers of the event say they wanted to send a message to the board of trustees and the larger san francisco community about what's happening at city college. travel is picking up once again how many people traveled through airports over the easter weekend, and we are tracking a little bit of a warm up these last couple of days includes tomorrow but then a cool down. where's the rain as well? i'll see you back here with the five day had a push to
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change the logo of a city in northern california. today's rally, encouraging leaders to take the noose
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emergency planning for kids. we can't predict when an emergency will happen. so that's why it's important to make a plan with your parents. here are a few tips to stay safe. know how to get in touch with your family. write down phone numbers for your parents, siblings and neighbors. pick a place to meet your family if you are not together and can't go home. remind your parents to pack an emergency supply kit. making a plan might feel like homework, but it will help you and your family stay safe during an emergency. rebound, officials say easter weekend may have been a turning point as covid-19 vaccinations increase and more businesses reopen, according to the tss website. the u. s agency recorded more than 1.5 million people passing through security
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checkpoints on thursday and friday. that is up significantly from a year ago. but officials say there is still a long way to go before we see a return to pre pandemic levels. uber and lift are now taking action in response to a critical shortage of drivers. the number of drivers working for the two companies in the united states has recently dropped an estimated 40% due mostly to a shortage of writers during the pandemic, so uber and lift plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get workers back into the driver's seat. they plan to offer drivers bonuses, extra pay for longer trips and several other incentives. after a very dry winter, something mew ladies are already getting ready for an early fire season. ktvu is greg liggins tells us firefighters are concerned firefighters throughout california spent much of 2020 extinguishing the more than 4.2 million acres of wild land that was scorched in a record breaking season. now with
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drought conditions throughout the state and no significant rainfall being forecasts, firefighters have been forced to begin preparations early for the coming fire season. we are ahead. of schedule compared to years in the past, and our fuels are starting to dry out faster than last year. fire scientists have been measuring the amount of moisture in fuels and the fire lab at san jose state recently tweeted measurements taken in the south bay at record lows, calling the 2021 fire out look grim. now fire is hiring 1400 more hand crews this season to help with firefighting and mitigation and chopper pilots will be staffed sooner than normal year today. cal fire says there have already been roughly 300 more fires than last year and about 500 more than the five year average. i would say that ah, large contributing factor to that is the fact that we are. further along, um in the
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progression of the fuel is drying out in some areas like the morago orender fire district, where danger is currently low. firefighters air using the law to focus on prevention with mitigation efforts that have been underway for months. firefighters have been removing fuels with pile burning, controlled burns and getting rid of old growth in trees. and the idea there ist is to not allow the fire to have ah, ladder if you will. up into the canopy is where we really can't put it out in a wildfire scenario. some firefighters refer to the drawing out of grasses as curing a condition when grass is our right to burn in some areas that time has already arrived while in other places like morocco, aranda, it's close enough. that work may soon turned from preventing to fighting fire season is just around the corner, and we know based on what happened last year that it znachko toby unease, e one caliph irs says something everyone can and should do is visit their wildfire preparation. website it is full of information many people will likely need given
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what is expected this fire season we will have a link to it at ktvu .com. greg liggins ktvu fox two news. all righty days of the temperatures that we achieved today. one of the warmer days we've seen last few days and temperatures tomorrow will follow suit, so we're going to see plenty of temperatures like these. these were the highest from today. they could be. tomorrow's just azizi except andy. uncle probably go into the low eighties fairfield maybe goes 81 or 82, but it's gonna be a nice day, almost a carbon copy of what we had today. the fog should return. we got a break from the fog for a while today on bennett came, but it should come back late tonight and early tomorrow morning, so we'll see how that pans out. but look for tomorrow to be just like sunday or today, then we get into tuesday, wednesday and thursday and temperatures just kind of ride along. they're gonna cool down out of the eighties and hover in the mid and low seventies. the hot spots, and that's right through the week, so there's no big fluctuation this week, and we're not looking at an opportunity for rain or anything inclement. i did the
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head. the lead story for weather is no rain since march, 18th and then the fact that the tree pollens are just going off. i mean, they really are ridiculous right now, when you look at your court, your car, your windshield, especially in the east bay in the south bay. so tree pollens. that's the thing and grasses air coming on. they're just showing up on the on the counts. so, uh, tomorrow like today tuesday, it starts to cool down overnight lows. stay a little bit mild, so they're not gonna be freezing or frost or anything like that. we're kind of out. not all the way out. but we're getting out of that zone where we can still see freezes and frost. we could still get him. but right now, i don't see a reason to think we will see anything like that for a while. san francisco tomorrow. patchy fog in the morning the afternoon you get about 58. san francisco is not in the seventies smell. it's in the low sixties. oakland for instance, would be more like in the low seventy's. here's the forecast, so there's the clouds. there's the fog and then look for the temperatures, the yellows or seventies oranges or eighties you see the eighties or just right on the edges of
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the inland day valleys. so let's take a look here. 80 degrees and fairfield 80 degrees and fair are conquered 80 degrees and the arcadian livermore. those could be anyone ready to and then the five day forecast like this. tomorrow is the warmest day of the week and in temperature is just kind of hover like you see here and even into next weekend, they just sort of hover in the seventies and then the low 80 on sunday so dry, dry dry. unfortunately tree pollens and just lots of sunshine, so just go with it. i guess i'll see you back here tomorrow. well, we'll see then thank you. a small group held a rally today urging the city of plaster ville to change their logo. protesters gathered on the bridge over highway 50 to support removing the noose on the city's logo of old hang town. the seal features a not a minor panning for gold and a noose tied to a tree in the background. the logo stems from plaster veils. gold rush history during that time, three men were convicted of robbery
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and murder and hung from a tree along what is now. main street, the city became known as hang town before it was renamed. the city council is expected to take up changing the logo at their meeting on tuesday. protesters say they understand the history of old hang town, but they say the symbol has become outdated. it is the year 2021. that is not the way that we get justice here and especially not in this county. not everyone here is for the news. a lot of people don't like it, but they felt like they haven't been able to step up to the plate and say something and speak their mind. and so i'm here to show that you can and be scared into speak her mind on something that is so hard to talk about, like the news. nooses are obviously most commonly associated with lynchings of black people. and removing the news from the logo is widely supported in the community. coming up at 11 30 on sports wrap jason appelbaum sits down with warriors president rick welts and an exclusive one on one interview here what welts considers the favorite moments
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one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you call 811 before you dig. calling 811 to get your lines marked: it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines, we provide you the information so you will dig safely. it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines, march started at the mountain view transit center, which served as a processing point for japanese american internment during world war two. the march then went
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through the chinatown that used to exist in mountain view. protesters then headed past the former meeting. place of the mountain view, anti chinese club. that club organized the passage of the chinese exclusion act and local exclusion of asian americans. the march finally ended at city hall plaza, where organizer honored pack home. he was a member of the a p p i community who was killed in oakland's chinatown last year, and in the wake of recent anti asian hate and attacks across the country, a bay area artist and business owner decided to launch of movement inspired by a japanese tradition. ktvu is jana katsuyama. explains so we're just going to fold this into the triangle like this. thea art of origami is about transformation, and then this edge will come up. meet the center line look beyond a flat surface and gradually it comes
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to life in three dimensions. it's really magic. almost magic magic is linda me. harrah's mission as an origami artist and owner of the paper tree store in san francisco, and in the wake of recent anti asian hate, she wanted to transform the hurt. i really wanted people to think about love, because love is what conquers hate, so she posted on her social media sites. call for hearts inspired by an old japanese tradition, the tradition if you have a wish you want to have control you fold 1000 cranes and i said, let's fold 1000 hearts and make that the new thing and what happened next was magical. get all this. you know, people are dropping up, you know, bags of hearts, bags, bundles, boxes of hearts began arriving at the paper tree store in japantown from across the nation. this is from sacramento. we've got i know i saw one earlier from new york. san diego, maryland, illinois, even japan, but it's just been amazing. it's like i can't tell you. great it's like
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i'm getting buckets of love. you know, on the lips of love, it's just incredible. more than 1000 arrived in just the first week. many had messages from young and old hand written and heartfelt, stand tall and see strong love, love, love, love who you really are. each piece is finding a home in her shop window in the heart of japan town, where the community has struggled before through anti asian hate and hardships. it's really unfortunate. but we hope that you can learn from that. and you know, we learned to treat each other with love. and the love keeps coming. we have actually 3207 hearts. oh whole bunch have been coming in people united by compassion. it just gives me hope. and i'm just like reinvigorated with, you know, just, you know. have belief in humanity. now you
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know, the proof is in the paper. yeah feels good. jana katsuyama ktvu fox two news. what a great way to end the newscast, and you're right. we are stronger when we're together. thanks for joining us tonight. we'll see again tomorrow, giving hope and spreading hope. thanks frank. tonight everybody sports wrap with joe and jason is up next.
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it's free, it's easy, we come out and mark your lines, champion. it wasn't spectacular, but it was enough to earn a green jacket and make a japanese golfer about his biggest sports here was you can be in his country that wall is gone. veterans do it again for the giants, along with another aspect of the game that will always keep a team and contention. we've heard this story. bad injury news for the warriors as we also sit down. with one of the architects of their success on the court at the box office and in the community. i kind of laid out a vision of what, what i thought and by the way, the world thought, mourners organization. could be compromised

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