Fire burns vegetation in Casmalia

A vegetation fire in the Casmalia area burned an estimated five to six acres Sunday. The call came in shortly before 11 a.m. for the fire along the 3300 block of NTU Road off Black Road. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported the fire was burning in grass and oak trees. Forward progress was stopped at 12:44 p.m., according to fire officials. County, federal and state units were working together to battle the flames. The cause is under investigation.

SpaceX planning Sunday night launch of Falcon 9 from Vandenberg SFB

SpaceX is planning another launch at night from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Just five days since its last launch from Vandenberg, the launch company is targeting Sunday at 8:47 p.m. for liftoff of a Falcon 9 from SLC 4-E that will send 20 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. Thirteen will have direct to cell capabilities. If the launch does not go as planned, backup opportunities are available until 12:41 a.m. Monday and again starting at 8:22 p.m. Monday. The booster being used in this latest mission has supported 10 previous missions, according to SpaceX. Following stage separation, the first stage is expected to land on the Of Course I Still love You droneship in the Pacific Ocean. No sonic boom is expected to be heard locally due to the launch.

Gray flirts with perfect game as SF Giants finish tough road trip with a dud

Last year, the Giants didn’t reach six games under .500 at any point after May. With their fifth straight loss, the Giants have plummeted to that point now, and are showing real signs of cracking. San Francisco is missing LaMonte Wade Jr. and Jung Hoo Lee and has gotten practically nothing from Blake Snell, Keaton Winn, Tristan Beck, Robbie Ray and Alex Cobb due to injuries or underperformance. The bullpen is stressed as only Logan Webb and Jordan Hicks remain in the rotation as healthy starters. They’re losing on the margins and elsewhere, finishing up their taxing — physically and emotionally — road trip from Chicago to Birmingham to St. Louis 1-5. Against Sonny Gray and the Cardinals in Busch Stadium, the Giants failed to put a baserunner on for the first six innings. Webb struck out a season-high eight, but took the loss by allowing four runs on nine hits while struggling to keep base-stealers at bay. A late rally from San Francisco (36-42) against the Cardinals bullpen wasn’t enough in a 5-3 loss. “It’s not good,” Giants manager Bob Melvin said. “Not good.

2 people thrown from rollover crash in Fallbrook suffer life-threatening injuries

Two people sustained life-threatening injuries Sunday morning when they were thrown from a single-car rollover crash on a residential road in Fallbrook, officials said. A third occupant of the car was examined at the scene but declined medical care, North County Fire Protection District Capt. John Choi said. The crash was reported at 10:50 a.m. on South Hill Avenue near Merida Drive, Choi said. It was not immediately clear how the wreck occurred, but the sedan rolled at least once. The two people thrown from the car were airlifted by medics to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Choi said. Their ages and other information about them was not available.

Fire destroys deli, magic shop in Escondido commercial district

A fire destroyed a sandwich shop and a magic supply store Saturday evening in an Escondido business park, but a firewall helped prevent the flames from spreading to adjoining businesses, authorities said. No injuries were reported, but Eric’s Sandwich Shop and Magic Shop San Diego on North Andreasen Drive off Auto Park Way were gutted, Escondido Fire Department spokesperson Jeff Murdock said Sunday. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The blaze was first reported just after 6:05 p.m. and as crews responded to the scene, they could see a column of smoke, prompting them to call for a second alarm, Murdock said. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found black smoke spewing from the back of the magic shop. As crews began to battle the blaze, the roof of the building collapsed, prompting them to call a third alarm, Murdock said. Because of the roof collapse, firefighters did not enter the businesses, fighting the flames only from the outside. “The magic shop and the sandwich shop were a total loss,” Murdock said. “But a firewall down the middle of the building prevented three other businesses

Firefighters make progress in brush fire near border

Firefighters were making progress in containing a vegetation fire that ignited in Otay Mesa Saturday afternoon. Units were dispatched around 3 p.m. to reports of smoke in a rural area near the Otay Truck Trail and not far from the Mexico border, according to Cal Fire officials. “The fire is now at 35 percent contained and remains (at) 137 acres. Crews will remain engaged today to strengthen control lines and extinguish hot spots,” officials reported Sunday. “The night resources have made good progress on the containment of the fire.” Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state were flying fire suppression missions as conditions allowed. Officials said 150 personnel were assigned to the fire, including 13 engines, six helicopters, six crews and 10 other unnamed resources. The San Diego Fire-Rescue, Corona Fire Department and Bureau of Land Management were assisting in the effort. No evacuations or injuries were reported, and the cause of the firewas not immediately known.

Surfside Beach Open Again Following Shark Sighting

Surfside Beach re-opened Sunday, following the closure of the area due to a shark sighting, authorities said. The Seal Beach Police Department reported on its Facebook page Saturday that the beach was closed due to a shark sighting and that “marine safety is on scene and investigating.” No injuries were reported. The beach re-opened Sunday morning, according to media reports.

Riverside County Seeing Triple-Digit Temperatures

Another day of triple-digit temperatures took over most parts of Riverside County Sunday as a National Weather Service heat advisory remained in effect. The advisory will continue until at least 8 p.m. Sunday in the areas of downtown Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Hemet and Temecula Valley. In the Coachella Valley, an excessive heat warning will remain in effect until at least 8 p.m. Thursday due to temperatures expected to range from 110 to 114 degrees in the areas of Cathedral City, Palm Desert Country, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Coachella. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an air quality alert that will be in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday throughout all of Riverside County due to high levels of smog. A windblown dust advisory was also issued by the SCAQMD from 2 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Wednesday due to air quality index expected to reach unhealthy or higher values in the areas of Indio, Palm Springs, Mecca, Cathedral City and the San Gorgonio Pass. Highs in the Riverside metropolitan area reached 97 degrees Sunday, and were expected to begin

Florida rapper Julio Foolio shot and killed at Tampa hotel, lawyer says

By Hunter Geisel Updated on: June 23, 2024 / 4:35 PM EDT / CBS Miami CBS News Live CBS News Miami Live TAMPA, Fla. — Florida rapper Julio Foolio was shot and killed in a Tampa hotel parking lot early Sunday morning. His lawyer, Lewis Fusco, confirmed his death to CBS News affiliate WTSP-TV in Tampa. Around 4:40 a.m., Tampa police officers were called out to a shooting reported at the Holiday Inn Tampa North, where two cars were shot at, resulting in four people getting hit by gunfire, Tampa Police spokesperson Jonee Lewis said at a news conference. One of the victims was believed to be Charles Jones, 26, but police said his identity is pending confirmation by the medical examiner. According to WTSP, Jones is Foolio’s legal name. Three other people were injured in the shooting. Fusco told WTSP that that Foolio was in Tampa to celebrate his birthday at an Airbnb but was asked to leave because there were too many people at the residence. He then went to the Holiday Inn, where he was reportedly ambushed, Fusco told WTSP. Foolio, who

Over 20 incarcerated students in San Diego earn degrees from ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A total of 23 incarcerated students from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility recently graduated with bachelor’s degrees. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), their accomplishments are due to a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with the University of California. The San Diego-area students received in-person instruction led by UC Irvine professors. Through a program known as Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees (LIFTED), those serving time can apply to transfer to UC Irvine as juniors and earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology while finishing out their sentences. Can your coffee addiction be blamed on genetics? UC San Diego researchers explain The department said the initiative is meant to strengthen public safety through prioritizing rehabilitation and education programs. This comes as studies have shown that incarcerated individuals who participate in correctional education are 48% less likely to return to prison within three years than those who did not have access to these opportunities. “California is transforming its criminal justice system to focus on true rehabilitation, justice, and safer communities statewide — known as the California Model,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff

Justin Timberlake breaks silence following arrest: ‘Sometimes I’m hard to love’

CHICAGO (WJW) – Justin Timberlake has made his first public comments since his arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Timberlake, 43, told a crowd on a tour stop that he had had a “tough week.” “We’ve been through ups and downs and lefts and rights,” he told the crowd at his concert in Chicago on June 21, according to Today.com. Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce take selfie with Prince William and kids “I know sometimes I’m hard to love, but you keep on loving me, and I’m going to love you right back,” he said. Timberlake didn’t specifically mention the arrest. Justin Timberlake in a mugshot after a DWI arrest Monday, June 17. (Sag Harbor Police Department) An officer in the Hamptons says he saw Timberlake run a stop sign and fail to stay in his lane on two occasions, according to a complaint from the Sag Harbor Police Department. Police said Timberlake’s “eyes were bloodshot and glassy, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating form his breath, he was unable to divide attention, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady afoot, and he

Child dies after ‘non-water’ incident at California water park

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with the boy’s correct age. IRVINE, Cali. (KTLA) — A child died at a water park in Orange County on Saturday, authorities confirmed. In a post to X, Irvine Police said officers and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to an incident at Wild Rivers Water Park in Irvine earlier Saturday. Park officials said in a statement that a boy “experienced a non-water, but medical related incident” outside of a pool. Myrtle Beach rollercoaster left man paralyzed, lawsuit claims The boy was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. The park statement initially said the boy was 12 years old, but the boy’s mother tells Nexstar’s KSWB he was 11. “Our hearts go out to the boy’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” Wild Rivers’ statement read. “We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.” No additional details were made available by Irvine Police or officials at Wild Rivers. Wild Rivers Water Park was originally open from 1986 to 2011. The current iteration and location, at 10000 Great Park Boulevard, opened in

1 dead, 1 injured after being shot while walking in La Puente

Two people were shot while walking in Los Angeles County early Sunday morning, authorities said.  According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred just after 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Amar Road and Witzman Drive, near the La Puente and Valinda city lines.  According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred just after 3:50 a.m. on June 23, 2024, at the intersection of Amar Road and Witzman Drive, near the La Puente and Valinda city lines.  According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred just after 3:50 a.m. on June 23, 2024, at the intersection of Amar Road and Witzman Drive, near the La Puente and Valinda city lines.  According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred just after 3:50 a.m. on June 23, 2024, at the intersection of Amar Road and Witzman Drive, near the La Puente and Valinda city lines.  Both victims, who were walking together when gunshots rang out, were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment; one was pronounced dead upon arrival while the other is in stable

Death toll at Hajj pilgrimage rises to 1,300 amid extreme heat

June 23, 2024 / 3:51 PM EDT / AP Face the Nation: Morell, Salvanto Face the Nation: Morell, Salvanto 26:15 More than 1,300 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, Saudi authorities announced Sunday. Saudi Health Minister Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel said that 83% of the 1,301 fatalities were unauthorized pilgrims who walked long distances in soaring temperatures to perform the Hajj rituals in and around the holy city of Mecca. Speaking to state-owned television, the minister said 95 pilgrims were being treated in hospitals, some of whom were airlifted for treatment in the capital, Riyadh. He said the identification process was delayed because there were no identification documents with many of the dead pilgrims. The fatalities included more than 660 Egyptians. All but 31 of them were unauthorized pilgrims, according to two officials in Cairo. Egypt has revoked the licenses of 16 travel agencies that helped unauthorized pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia, authorities said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not

Pizza delivery driver shot during Oakland attempted carjacking

OAKLAND — A  pizza parlor delivery driver was shot Saturday night during an attempted carjacking in the Cleveland Heights area, authorities said. The 28-year-old man was in stable condition at a hospital where he is being treated for a wound to his face, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Alma Avenue, a mainly residential area  near Oakland High School. Authorities said the man had just made a delivery and was walking back to his car when he was confronted by three people who apparently tried to steal his vehicle. Whether he tried to resist was not immediately known but one of the three shot him before they fled without his vehicle, police said. Police have not said what pizza company the man worked for. Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not released. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

S.F.: Firefighters save warehouse in 2-acre fire in Bayview District

By Bay City News A wind-driven grass fire damaged the exterior of a warehouse and two acres of vegetation and trees in San Francisco’s Bayview district Saturday, but firefighters got the one-alarm blaze under control quickly and saved the warehouse, fire officials said. The fire was reported around 9 p.m. in the area of Hawes Street and Underwood Avenue, the fire department said on social media. Firefighters responded and set up structure protections that led to the warehouse at 1699 Hawes St. being saved, according to the department. Firefighters had the blaze under control at 11:05 p.m., with no one injured or displaced. The fire was accidental, the department said.

Sharks trade forward drafted in first round to Predators

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks traded their 2020 first-round draft pick, Ozzy Wiesblatt, to the Nashville Predators on Sunday for forward Egor Afanasyev. Afanasyev, 23, led the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals with 54 points, including 27 goals, in 56 regular-season games this past year and nine points in 15 playoff games. He has one goal in 19 career NHL games, most recently playing in two games with the Predators in February. Wiesblatt is the fourth player the Sharks have taken in the first round to be traded by general manager Mike Grier in the last 18 months. A pending restricted free agent, the Russian-born Afanasyev, listed at 6-foot-4 and 209 pounds, was a second-round draft pick by the Predators in 2019 and just finished his third season of North American professional hockey. He has 113 points in 187 career regular-season games in the AHL. Wiesblatt, 22, spent most of the last two seasons with the Barracuda and had just 11 points in 34 AHL games. Having perhaps fallen down the organizational depth chart, and with the Barracuda out of the playoff picture, Wiesblatt was loaned to

Temperatures expected to drop after a scorching Saturday in the Bay Area

After a scorcher of a Saturday where parts of the Bay Area experienced temperatures in the mid-90s and in the triple digits, Sunday is expected to bring a bit of relief. “Today is going to be generally cooler than yesterday,” National Weather Service meteorologist Rachel Kennedy said. “We’re looking at temperatures that are about five to six degrees cooler than yesterdays.” Temperatures are still expected to be in the upper 80s to the low 90s in parts of the Bay Area, but Kennedy said it won’t be hot enough to trigger a heat advisory like the day prior. The eastern-most part of the East Bay hills and the northern parts of Sonoma and Napa counties are expected to be the hottest today. Meanwhile, the South Bay and the East Bay are expected to get the most relief compared to Saturday. Southern Monterey and San Benito counties could also see dry lightning starting Sunday afternoon. Moving into next week, Kennedy said to expect similar temperatures on Monday and Tuesday with those numbers dropping even further by mid-week. Even though the National Weather Service won’t be issuing

FBI seeks suspects in 2 New Mexico wildfires that killed 2 people, damaged hundreds of buildings

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Full-time residents of Ruidoso will be allowed to return to their village Monday morning as federal authorities seek to prosecute whoever started a pair of New Mexico wildfires that killed two people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,400 structures. The FBI said it is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those responsible for the South Fork Fire and Salt Fire in southern New Mexico, which forced thousands to flee. The federal agency also said it was seeking public assistance in identifying the cause of the fires discovered June 17 near the village of Ruidoso. But the notice also pointedly suggested human hands were to blame, saying the reward was for information leading to the arrest and conviction of “the person or persons responsible for starting the fires. Lincoln County Manager Randall Camp said at a news conference Saturday that “we are approaching a thousand homes lost” in the fires. President Joe Biden issued a disaster declaration for parts of southern New Mexico on Thursday. The move freed up funding and

FBI offers reward for information about deadly New Mexico wildfires

Wildfires in New Mexico kill at least two Wildfires in central New Mexico kill at least two as a federal emergency is declared 01:43 The FBI on Saturday offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in connection with the deadly New Mexico wildfires.  The federal agency, which said it’s still looking to identify the cause of the South Fork Fire and Salt Fire, suggested a person might be responsible for the blaze, which began on June 17. The reward is for help in finding a “person or persons responsible for starting the fires.” The South Fork fire is 7% contained while the Salt fire is just 7% contained, according to the most recent National Interagency Fire Center information. An estimated 24,226 acres have burned and an estimated 1,400 structures were lost to the fires, according to a state wildfire dashboard.  The FBI released images of the New Mexico wildfires. FBI The state has confronted more than just fires in the last week; New Mexico’s also dealt with a dust storm and catastrophic flooding. It’s been a “hell