Ed Lenderman New San Diego State President Adela de la Torre visits campus February 8, 2018 Posted: February 8, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA much-anticipated visit took place Thursday at San Diego State University.The school’s new president, Adela de la Torre, paid a visit to Montezuma Mesa for the first time.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was LIVE with the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of San Diego’s most notable and popular attraction’s, the historic Giant Dipper, is celebrating its 93rd birthday. Both a National and State historic landmark, the wooden roller coaster is a unique part of San Diego’s history. July 4, 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Historical & Iconic San Diego Giant Dipper coaster celebrates 93rd birthday on the Fourth of July The Giant Dipper is one of the only two remaining antique wooden roller coasters in California and has a rich San Diego history. It opened to the public on July 4, 1925. It was originally built as a key attraction for the 33-acre Mission Beach Amusement Center, which had opened just a few weeks earlier. The entire project was the idea of sugar magnate, John D. Spreckels, a major force in San Diego’s development.The original cost to build the coaster was $150,000, including the two-18 passenger trains. The Mission Beach Amusement Center was popular through the 1930s and ’40s and in later years it was renamed Belmont Park. By the late ’60s and early ’70s Belmont Park fell into disrepair and the park and coaster finally closed in December 1976.In the early 80’s the coaster became an eye sore in the heart of Mission Beach. After surviving several fires, peeling paint and becoming the home for local transients, the owner of the coaster was under a lot of pressure to have it torn down and the demolition date was set. A group of concerned citizens called “Save The Coaster Committee,” had the coaster designated as a National Landmark and asked that the ownership be transferred to them. The San Diego Coaster Company was than established and put $2 million into restoring it, ensuring that the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster exists today for future generations to enjoy. Over $2,000,000 was spent on the restoration of the Giant Dipper and one new train that was built for the ride. The new train has six, 4-person cars. On August 11, 1990 the newly restored, historic roller coaster was reopened to the public. Posted: July 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom,
Heatwave Coincides With Dangerous Ocean Conditions Updated: 6:30 PM July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The excessive heat expected to blanket San Diego County this week will likely drive big crowds to the beaches. An ocean swim may sound like a great way to beat the sizzling temperatures, but beach goers should be aware that ocean conditions will be hazardous. The National Weather Service says a large south swell will produce strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions for inexperienced swimmers. San Diego lifeguard say swimmers need to be cautious this week and should only be in areas designated for swimming.Because of the unusual conditions, there will be extra lifeguards keeping an eye on things over the next few days. Posted: July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Doyle Park Renovated with Accessible Playground KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsUNIVERSITY CITY (KUSI) – Doyle Community Park has reopened with major improvements to their playground.The park now has accessible play equipment and walkways that meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards.Mayor Kevin Faulconer was in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony.This is the first time this park has received renovations since it first opened in 1933. KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 6, 2018 August 6, 2018
2019 Mock Trial Competition February 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Mock Trial program places high school students in real courtroom settings before actual state and federal judges, according to organizers. In those courtrooms, the students assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses facing off on a hypothetical case.While judges donate their time presiding over the mock trials, attorneys from different practice areas also donate many hours scoring the trials and coaching the high school students.The program is one of our legal community’s premier opportunities for students to learn about the justice system and the Constitution.The mock trials are not open to the public, however, school teachers and students wishing to learn more about the program may attend the competition, if they get advance permission by emailing email@example.com. Posted: February 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom July 1, 2019 9-Car train derailed in National City, surrounding streets closed Posted: July 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 1:26 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – A freight train derailed early Monday near Naval Base San Diego, damaging a commercial building and some vehicles alongside the rails but causing no reported injuries.At least nine cars on the northbound train, which was empty of cargo, went off the tracks for unknown reasons just west of Interstate 5 in National City about 2 a.m.At least one of the cars struck a building housing CNC Electronics West Inc., a parts supplier in the 1400 block of Tidelands Avenue, leaving cracks on the exterior of the structure. No one was inside the building at the time, and no one on the train was hurt, authorities said.A structural engineer was called in to determine if the damaged building remained structurally sound.The accident also downed several trees, sending them toppling onto unoccupied vehicles in a parking lot at the electronics business.The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the derailment, which forced closures of stretches of Cleveland Avenue, Tidelands Avenue, 19th Street and 24th Street. Police advised the public to avoid the area of Civic Center Drive at Tidelands Avenue through West 19th Street and Tidelands Avenue.Though firefighters were working to clear the area, ultimately Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will be responsible for the cleanup, National City Fire Marshal Robert Hernandez said.Officials with the railroad company planned to bring in a large crane to get the derailed freight cars back onto the tracks. They hoped to have the task complete before dark, Hernandez said. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter
Posted: July 24, 2019 San Diego County Supervisors OK review of building permit process Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday directed the chief administrative officer to find ways to streamline the building permitting process.Counyt Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer will return to the board within 180 days with recommendations on:— implementing a self-certification process for engineers, along with permit and California Environmental Quality Act evaluation requirements;— increasing final engineering flexibility and opportunities to expand checklist exemptions for certain permit processes;— implementing a project issue resolution process; and— increasing coordination and accountability between departments.Recommendations will also involve input from a working group featuring industry professionals.Supervisor Jim Desmond, who made the original proposal, said affordable housing is a major problem in the county, due to numerous federal and state regulations.“By speeding up some of the county permitting processes, we can do our part by making housing more affordable,” Desmond said.Supervisor Kristin Gaspar said another reason for the lack of housing is that numerous projects are tied up in environmental litigation.“Environmental attorneys are laughing their whole way to the bank,” she said.Gaspar requested added a working group to Desmond’s proposal, which also received support from building industry representatives during the supervisors’ meeting.Matt Adams, vice president of the Building Industry of Association of San Diego County, said housing production in the county is down, and his organization stands ready to help the county in the streamlining process.“Talk doesn’t get you housing — production gets you housing,” Adams said.Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said the board has approved thousands of maps for building projects which haven’t been built, and asked Adams what the impediments were. “We’ve done our job here,” Jacob added.Adams said when it comes to land use and production, developers have to consider if a project is economically viable and if not, “the project is going to sit.”“We can only do so much,” Jacob replied.John Seymour, an executive with the National Community Renaissance building company, said the city of San Diego has an expedited building permit process, and “they save a ton of money.”Seymour said affordable housing developers are risk-averse because of capped rents, and a less discretionary process is better.He also suggested that the county review and update its community plans for zoning. July 24, 2019
Members of the ASA Action Partnership met yesterday in Washington to discuss labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients and the possibilities and implications of “big data,” or the data generated through advances in precision agriculture technology.These are two critical issues on the minds not only of soybean farmers, but of their industry partners as well. The ASAAP comprises representatives from multiple partner companies, including technology providers, equipment manufacturers and others, combined with soybean organizations at the state, regional and national levels.Following a presentation from Barry Bewley of Illinois-based technology consultancy CropIMS, Bewley joined Monsanto’s Dr. Michael Dykes, AGCO’s Aguimar de Souza and Matt Erickson of the American Farm Bureau Federation led an open discussion with members of the group on the latest developments on the technology and data stewardship front, including an update from each panelist on his organization’s respective approach to the privacy and security issues surrounding big data.Grocery Manufacturers Association Government Affairs Executive Vice President Louis Finkel then updated the group on the progress of the Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food. ASA is an original member of the coalition, which supports a voluntary federal standard for labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients that would avoid the confusion of multiple and conflicting state regulations.To close the night, members of the ASAAP joined with their counterparts on the National Corn Growers Association’s Agri-Industry Council for a reception and dinner featuring political commentator and Washington Post columnist Mark Schwartz.The ASAAP will gather later in the year at its annual summer meeting.
This week American Soybean Association (ASA) Washington staff attended and participated in a meeting of agricultural groups at the White House with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss tax reform.The meeting was one of a series of sessions the White House is conducting with various industry sectors as they develop their policies and strategies for comprehensive tax reform. The priorities communicated by ASA and the agricultural groups included maintaining cash accounting, income averaging, business interest deductions and Like-Kind exchanges for farmers. The groups also expressed support for immediate expensing and repeal of estate taxes while maintaining stepped-up basis.The White House and Republican Congressional Leaders are working together to develop a unified position on tax reform issues. ASA will continue to communicate our priorities as Congress and the Administration begin drafting specific legislative language and move forward on tax reform.
A woman allegedly stole prescription painkillers from a pharmacy early Wednesday morning and fled with a cohort in a waiting vehicle.The woman reportedly stole painkillers from a Walgreen’s pharmacy, 1905 S.E. 164th Ave., at about 5:30 a.m. She ran out of the store and fled in a light green Ford Taurus.Officers are planning to work with managers at the store to view surveillance video, according to a police spokeswoman.The suspect, a white female, wore a hooded sweatshirt. She’s reportedly about 5-feet, two-inches and 150 pounds.
Here are the Wednesday voter updates in three contested races in Skamania County — and proposals affecting emergency medical services and forming and funding a county central parks and recreation district. The winners hadn’t changed from counts made public Tuesday night.In the race for county auditor Tim Todd was leading with about 56.5 percent over Teri Wyckoff. Both favor the Republican Party.For county commissioner in District 3, Bob Anderson, favoring the Republican Party, led with 53.9 percent over Jamie Tolfree, favoring the Democratic Party.For county prosecuting attorney, Adam N. Kick, Democrat, garnered 52.8 percent, ahead of Randall C. Krog, Republican.A proposition to authorize Skamania County Public Hospital District No. 1 to levy 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation for six years looked to succeed with about 67 percent yes votes. It would support emergency medical care and services in the county and needs 60 percent approval to pass.Looking at the idea of forming the Skamania Central Parks and Recreation District, two propositions to authorize the creation, and levy 29 cents or less per $1,000 to fund it for six years, were rejected by 52.7 percent of voters and 60.9 percent of voters, respectively.
Tuesday’s public forum on baseball canceledThe Vancouver City Council got its first formal presentation Monday on a proposal for the Class A Yakima Bears to move to the city. With the exception of Councilor Pat Campbell, who said “we don’t need a baseball team now,” the council gave City Manager Eric Holmes the OK to research the issue and engage in potential discussions with Clark County. Clark County commissioners are expected to sign a non-binding letter of intent Tuesday with Short Season LLC, the owners of the Yakima Bears. If commissioners sign the letter, the county will want to discuss an interlocal agreement with the city on issues including financing, Holmes said.The proposal includes plans for a $23 million stadium at Clark College and a countywide entertainment admissions tax. Revenues from the tax would pay off construction debt; the stadium would be publicly owned but maintained by Short Season LLC.The county estimates $900,000 could be collected every year. More than half of that would be collected within Vancouver city limits. The tax would raise the price of a $10 movie ticket to $10.50, for example.When councilors asked why any type of public financing was necessary, project manager Mike Thiessen of Short Season LLC said the team would be putting up 30 percent of the construction costs for a stadium it would use 13 percent of the time.The Yakima Bears would play 38 games a summer.Thiessen said a stadium built last year in Illinois used public money, but it came directly out of a city’s general fund.Councilors Larry Smith and Jack Burkman said they wanted to hear alternatives to an admissions tax. They didn’t get any. After the workshop, co-owner K.L. Wombacher said the team does have alternate plans, but they don’t involve the city of Vancouver.“This is our first choice,” said Wombacher, whose team nabbed exclusive negotiating rights to a market that opened up after the Beavers left Portland.The Portland-Vancouver market is the largest metropolitan area in the country without a professional baseball team.“Baseball will return to the area,” Wombacher said. But the team might be in Beaverton, Milwaukie or Portland, he said.“There isn’t a stadium in the country that didn’t use some type of public financing,” Wombacher said. The team’s contract in Yakima doesn’t expire until 2015, but the team wants to take advantage of the opening created by the Beavers.
Eight people were injured shortly after noon Monday when a semi tractor trailer collided with an eastbound Max light rail train in Hillsboro. When firefighters from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue arrived, they found the front windshield of the front Max car smashed and moderate damage to the tractor portion of the semi. The accident blocked SE 10th and Washington Streets, a busy intersection for approximately an hour.Hillsboro firefighter/medics began triaging the patients at the scene and determined the driver of the semi and seven passengers on the train were complaining of various injuries. Five of the Max passengers and the semi driver were transported to area hospitals. A seventh Max passenger was transported by privately-owned vehicle to a hospital and the eighth person injured, also a Max passenger, refused treatment at the scene.Hillsboro Police and Tri-Met investigators are interviewing the drivers of the train and the semi, as well as checking the signaling system at 10th and Washington, to determine why the collision occurred.
That was quite a strong cold front that moved through the local area Monday afternoon. When the front passed through some areas it had heavy hail and blustery winds. Snow started falling in the higher elevations; however clearing moved in from the west after the front.At this writing it appeared that the moisture available with the coldest air overnight Monday into early Tuesday would be limited so there was only a small chance of any short-lived snow here at city levels.Forecast charts show higher pressure moving in on Wednesday for rapid warming after a chilly overnight period. Highs near 60 degrees plus or minus are on tap Thursday and Friday before maybe another shot of rain.Officially, Vancouver ended up the month of February with an average mean temperature of 43.6 degrees compared to the normal of 43.5 degrees. How is that for closeness? The precipitation totaled 2.92 inches, well below the average of 4.03 inches. Nothing really exciting to write home about.Temperatures around Western Washington in February were just about right on average everywhere. Precipitation was normal or above to the north, running below average in Southwest Washington. At least we didn’t have to contend with any devastating flooding or crippling snowstorms.
No one was injured Saturday afternoon when a car crashed into the front of the Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, 2701 N.E. 114th Ave. Vancouver police said the driver of the vehicle pushed the gas pedal instead of the brakes.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The lawyer for the family of a missing Utah woman said Tuesday there’s an ongoing federal investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance.Anne Bremner made the announcement at a Seattle news conference a day after local officials in Utah said they had closed their investigation into the Susan Powell case.“This is not over,” Bremner said.Newly released police records show that Utah officials believe Josh Powell likely killed his wife and that his brother, Michael Powell, helped dispose of the body, but authorities felt they didn’t have enough evidence to prove that theory in court.During the investigation, Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons and then left all of his belongings to his brother, who later jumped to his death from a parking garage in Minnesota.Bremner, who was joined at the news conference by Chuck Cox, Susan Powell’s father, said the federal probe could also involve what Josh Powell’s father knew about his daughter-in-law’s disappearance. Steve Powell is currently serving a prison sentence after being convicted of voyeurism charges.
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores.“This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” John Mulligan, the company’s acting CEO, said in a statement.The matter became a surprising controversy for the Minneapolis-based retailer in recent months when activist gun owners in Texas and other states chose the company’s stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.Texas and other “open carry” states allow people to carry guns unless directed by owners of private property to put them away. Many employers, retailers and other establishments post signs in those states prohibiting people from bringing guns onto their premises.While gun-rights activists chose Target as a venue to demonstrate their rights, other groups began to express concern about the presence of guns in its stores, particularly because they are frequented by families with small children. At Target’s annual meeting in Dallas, a small group of mothers staged a small demonstration asking Target executives to join other retailers in banning weapons from its stores.In his statement, posted on the company’s blog, Mulligan said, “Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target, even in communities where it is permitted by law.”
Police found nothing criminal in the case of a woman who was struck by an errant bullet while on her property in Brush Prairie two weeks ago, and they have suspended the investigation into the neighboring Clark Rifles gun range. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, however, is inspecting the commercial firing range this week for the first time in about 19 years. Representatives of the gun range, which remains closed until the inspection is complete, were not available for comment Monday.The sheriff’s office doesn’t know where the projectile that struck 65-year-old Linda Sperling came from, and where it went after it left her scalp. Given that her 5-acre property east of Hockinson abuts the range, investigators say it’s still possible that the projectile came from Clark Rifles, though they haven’t found signs of recklessness, negligence or criminal intent. On the afternoon of Jan. 26, Sperling was outside collecting branches from a recent windstorm when she was reportedly struck by a bullet. She was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where doctors told her that a bullet had entered and exited her scalp. She was treated and released, but Sperling said she continues to suffer from a concussion, memory and vision problems and a constant headache.Investigators interviewed the Sperlings, along with everyone who was at the range when the injury occurred. In all, 16 people associated with Clark Rifles were interviewed and three bullet shell casings were recovered from the range and processed as evidence. Clark Rifles fully cooperated with the investigation and closed at the sheriff’s request.The firing range is permitted through Clark County Community Development and was last inspected by the sheriff’s office in 1996, according to county records.
MGM planning to make Osaka Asia’s MICE Capital: Murren MGM Resorts International has announced a new multi-year partnership that will see it become the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA.The partnership, which will open the door for extensive collaboration between the two brands, is the NBA’s first with a sports betting operator in the US and the first of its kind between MGM Resorts and a major professional sports league. Load More As part of the partnership, MGM Resorts will use official NBA and WNBA data and branding on a non-exclusive basis across MGM Resorts’ land-based and digital sports betting offerings throughout the United States.“As the landscape for sports betting in the US continues to evolve at a rapid pace, MGM Resorts is a proven gaming leader for us to work with on this groundbreaking partnership,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our collaboration will result in the best possible gaming and entertainment experience for consumers through the use of accurate, real-time NBA and WNBA data, and our collective efforts to maintain and enhance the integrity of our games.”MGM Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said, “The NBA has always been an innovator at the forefront of sports evolution and MGM Resorts is thrilled to partner with the league to revolutionize sports betting in the United States.“Integrating the NBA’s assets and having official NBA data showcased across the MGM Resorts platforms will provide us with a distinct advantage and instill more confidence in knowing that our data is directly from the NBA.”In a joint announcement, MGM and the NBA said they will also partner on best-in-class practices to protect the integrity of NBA and WNBA games, including anonymized real-time data sharing.The companies will work together to create a series of integrations across NBA platforms, including a special digital content series.MGM Resorts will be promoted across the NBA’s digital assets including NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA social media platforms. Additionally, the NBA will be promoted across MGM Resorts’ sports betting platforms.The sports betting partnership is the NBA and WNBA’s latest collaboration with MGM Resorts. In 2017, MGM Resorts purchased the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces after receiving unanimous approval from the WNBA and NBA Board of Governors. The Aces are Las Vegas’ first professional basketball team and play their home games at MGM Resorts’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.Additionally, MGM Resorts has been the title partner of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League the last two years. Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year RelatedPosts MGM reaffirms its commitment to Osaka in wake of LVS withdrawal