Quick Fix: BLT burger, coleslaw perfect for Father’s Day (or anytime)

Linda Gassenheimer | Tribune News Service I was thinking about Father’s Day coming up. My husband loves to make a BLT sandwich for lunch. I added bacon, lettuce and fresh sliced tomatoes to a cooked burger to make a crunchy burger for his day — or it’s great for anytime you’re looking to add variety to your burger. Cooked bacon is easily available at the market sold in boxes. I like to crisp them up in a skillet and then use the same skillet to cook the burger patties. Helpful Hints: — You can find coleslaw mix in bags in the produce section, or you can use any shredded cabbage mixture. — If cooked bacon isn’t available, an easy way to cook bacon is in the microwave for 2 minutes. Countdown: — Make coleslaw and set aside. — Prepare burger ingredients. — Toast burger rolls. — Crisp bacon and then cook burger. Shopping List: To buy: 1 package whole wheat hamburger rolls, 1 box cooked bacon, 1/2 pound 95% lean ground beef, 1 small tomato, 1 head romaine lettuce, 1 jar reduced-fat mayonnaise, 1 bottle

More states line up to serve free school meals to all kids

Elaine S. Povich | (TNS) Stateline.org During his long career as a high school teacher, New York state Sen. John Mannion often reached into his own pocket to cover the cost of lunches for kids who didn’t have the funds. “I watched kids get to the end of the line and not have enough money on their cards,” the Democrat said in a phone interview with Stateline as the legislative business of the Senate droned on in the background. The cafeteria worker would have to tell students that they were over their limit. That’s when Mannion frequently stepped in. Now, Mannion, who is in his second term representing an upstate district, is trying to help on a broader level: He is championing a proposal to offer free school meals to as many kids as the state can afford to serve. New York is one of many states where legislators are trying to make school breakfasts and lunches available to some, if not all, students at no charge. Six states — California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and Vermont — recently implemented state-sponsored universal free meal programs

For Florida couple, Alzheimer’s isn’t just a tragedy, it’s a love story

Francisco Rios is a member of a small club that no one wants to join. Once a month, Rios, 47, logs online from Orlando to video chat with a group of people with the same genetic mutation that gave him dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease, a very rare form of early-onset dementia. There are fewer than 10 people in his group and only one is over 50. “Sometimes it’s sad, sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes it’s well, you know, heartbreaking, but it’s what life is, right? You’re not always going to be sad. You’re not always going to be happy. It’s just a roller coaster,” Rios said. “And it’s a blessing that I’ve met good people in my support group.” He’s supported as well by his wife, Zahydie Burgos, a 38-year-old clinical psychologist. To help her husband with his currently mild symptoms, she’s taken over managing the household finances and started working from home. She shuttles him to doctors’ appointments and travels with him to and from Missouri and Puerto Rico for an ongoing clinical trial. She’s started social media accounts to raise awareness about his disease

Mike Pence, two more Republicans set to jump into 2024 race this week

It’s set to be another huge week in the 2024 presidential race. Former Vice President Mike Pence is now officially a 2024 presidential candidate, and two other Republicans are set to enter the race in the coming days. CBS News political reporter Aaron Navarro and CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa join with the latest.

Eye on America: Barack Obama on My Brother’s Keeper initiative and gun violence

In Chicago, we sit down for an exclusive interview with former President Barack Obama to talk about the latest My Brother’s Keeper initiative, gun violence in the U.S. and his legacy. Then in Buffalo, New York, we revisit the community impacted by the supermarket shooting one year later. Watch these stories and more on Eye on America with host Michelle Miller.

Riverside Philharmonic’s concert to mark Cheech Marin museum’s anniversary

The Riverside Philharmonic will salute Latino heritage at its Saturday, June 10, performance. The show, dubbed “¡Adelante! ─ Forward!” will mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of the opening of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture in downtown Riverside, a news release states. The concert will include music from “West Side Story” and from Latin Grammy Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Guest singer-guitarist José García and his trio will join the orchestra for the show’s second half, playing music from Brazil, Portugal, Mexico and other Latin American countries. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be at the Riverside City College Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts concert hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Ticket information: www.riversidephilharmonic.org

Three Accused Of Gunning Down Perris Man On Christmas Eve

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A convicted felon and two other individuals accused of killing a 27-year-old Perris man on Christmas Eve pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Miguel Angel Villegas, 30, Andrik Avalos Villasenor, 21, and Kassandra Lepe, 21 — all of Hemet — were arrested in December following a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the slaying of Rafael Morales in Perris. Along with murder, Villegas and Villasenor are charged with robbery and burglary. Villegas is additionally charged with firearm assault and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. Lepe is additionally charged with receiving stolen property. The trio were arraigned together Monday before Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Sept. 12 at the Riverside Hall of Justice. Lepe and Villasenor are each being held in lieu of $1 million bail — her at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, him at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside. Villegas is being held without bail at the downtown jail. According to sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Baeza, about 11 p.m. on Dec. 24, the trio were involved in an

Padilla visits border, urges action to clean trans-border pollution

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego has suffered long enough from the impacts of trans-border sewage flow, and sanitation efforts must move forward, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, said today during a visit to a border wastewater treatment plant. The U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission treatment plant sits on the border between Mexico and the United States in San Diego. “For far too long, toxic waste and raw sewage have flowed across the border into Southern California, bringing health hazards and environmental threats into our own backyards,” Padilla said. “This pollution continues to contaminate Southern California’s air and water, depriving communities of outdoor recreation and economic opportunities. “It is critical that we build on the federal investments we secured last year in order to implement a comprehensive, long-term solution to improve sewage treatment in both San Diego County and Tijuana,” he said. Padilla was a key player in helping to eliminate red tape on more than $300 million from the EPA intended for the IBWC’s water infrastructure projects. That $300 million was already allocated in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to the IBWC, but was being held

Efforts to end MTS strikes fail, union rejects Transdev agreement

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For weeks, protests by bus operators have caused delays on local San Diego MTS bus routes. On Monday, a Transdev was suprised and disappointed by Teamsters Local 683’s rejection of their proposal to reach an agreement and end the strike. Teamsters have previously said they were amicable to the proposed agreement.  A work stoppage continued Monday for multiple bus divisions of the Metropolitan Transit System, as bus operators and Transdev were back negotiating. Transit riders who use the Metropolitan Transit System’s minibus and Access service, as well as routes in the South Bay and East County, should look for alternate methods of travel. Transdev, a multinational conglomerate which operates the services, is in contract negotiations with its bus operators, represented by the Teamsters. “We apologize for the delay in service and encourage riders to make alternative transportation plans when available,” a statement from the agency reads. Passengers can check the MTS Alerts & Detours webpage (sdmts.com/getting-around/alerts-detours) for updates and most accurate service information. Passengers can also contact MTS Information & Trip Planning for trip planning assistance at 619-233-3004, or use the

Investigation launched after second plane delivers migrants to Sacramento

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An investigation was launched after two private planes dropped migrants off in Sacramento, California this week. The first plane arrived on Saturday, June 3, and the second arrived Monday, June 5. It is believed the planes may come from processing centers in Texas. Immigration Attorney Esther Valdes Clayton discussed the topic with KUSI, and California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta also addressed the issue. KUSI’s Lindsey Fukano went live at the San Diego International Airport with details. Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, National & International News, Politics, Trending

Trump recognizes Republican Party of San Diego for annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former president Donald Trump congratulated San Diego Republicans following the party’s prestigious annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner over the weekend. He praised the leaders of the Republican Party of San Diego County by name for their efforts, including Chairwoman Paula Whitsell. Whitsell joined KUSI’s Teresa Sardina to discuss the dinner and what she hopes the party can accomplish in the coming election. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending

L.A. County High School Alumna named Cornell University National Merit Scholar 

Bonita High School alumna and current Cornell University student, Verena Padres, was named a 2023 Cornell University National Merit Scholarship winner. She is the first student from Bonita High School to receive the award.  Padres, whose dream is to work at NASA, was one of approximately 840 students across the United States to be named a National Merit Scholar. Padres graduated from Bonita High School in La Verne in 2022 and began her freshman year at Cornell in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, where she is conducting research for Alpha CubeSat, a light sail-carrying, cube-shaped satellite designed to be a stepping stone to our nearest star systems. “We decided on Cornell because of the opportunities,” Padres said. “It’s a really great engineering school, they have research labs and project teams that you can get involved with, even as an undergraduate, with hands-on experience that can lead to internships and jobs in the industry.” The National Merit Scholarship is an annual academic competition for high school students based on their preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores. Padres graduated from Bonita

SoFi Stadium worker accused of knocking over street vendor cart

A food vendor is claiming a SoFi Stadium employee aggressively shoved her hotdog stand over after a concert this weekend, injuring her daughter in the process, and now the family is demanding answers.   Video taken after the alleged Saturday night incident, which happened as concertgoers were streaming out of the venue, shows cooking pans and food strewn across the sidewalk and the gutter.   The two carts were reportedly shoved over by a SoFi employee who works with the “guest experience” team.   One of the food carts belonged to Bakersfield resident Lesbia Tol. She told KTLA she had stepped away for a bathroom break. Her three children were looking after the cart when the alleged incident happened. Sneaky purse thieves caught on video in Beverly Hills “When he pulled the car, I start crying because I was scared about it,” 12-year-old Marlyn Roquel, Tol’s oldest daughter, said.   Tol said she usually leaves her children with a babysitter, but the sitter was unavailable that night and she had nowhere else to leave them while she worked.   Witnesses said the SoFi employee was telling

Former Teacher Convicted of Sex-Related Charges

A former Long Beach teacher was convicted Monday of sex-related charges involving three victims, including two former students.Jurors found Mark Anthony Santo, now 54, guilty of two counts of lewd act on a child under 14 and one count each of forcible sexual penetration, forcible oral copulation, assault with intent to commit forcible oral copulation and assault with intent to commit forcible penetration, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.Santo was taken into custody after the jury’s verdict and is facing a potential life prison term, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Santo was initially charged in May 2020 with committing a lewd act at his home in La Mirada in 2015 with a 13-year-old girl who was a family friend. The District Attorney’s Office subsequently added charges involving two additional victims.The prosecution alleged that Santo — who taught at Jordan High School and Lindbergh Middle School — inappropriately touched one of his students at the middle school during the 2012-13 school year and forced oral sex in 2018 on an 18-year-old woman who had been one of his students in the seventh

Felon Acquitted of Killing Daughter in Crash, Convicted of Child Abuse

A felon was acquitted Monday of causing the death of his infant daughter in a high-speed crash on the south end of Palm Desert.A Riverside jury deliberated nearly three days in the trial of 58-year-old Marcus Novell Green of Thermal before returning with not guilty verdicts on charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the June 27, 2016, death of 5-month-old Armani Green.The jury, however, convicted Green of a misdemeanor child abuse count. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Hollenhorst immediately sentenced the defendant to a year in jail for the conviction, but with credit for time served behind bars awaiting trial, the sentence was nullified, and the defendant was released from custody at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.His ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Kristen Lauer of Rancho Mirage, pleaded guilty in 2019 to second-degree murder and child cruelty and was sentenced by Judge Burke Strunsky to a lifetime term of probation. Strunsky justified the sentence by pointing to the physical impairments, including a brain injury, Lauer suffered because of the wreck. He downplayed the part she played in it, describing hers as a “neglectful criminal