Circle K is offering San Diego drivers 40 cents off gas on Leap Day

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) —  Convenience store chain Circle K is inviting customers to “leap” into savings with discounted gas at select locations. During a three-hour period on Thursday, Feb. 29 — Leap Day — those in the Golden State, including San Diego County, can get 40 cents off per gallon of fuel. The discount will be active from 4-7 p.m. at select locations. The price on the pump will reflect the discounted price during that timeframe. San Diego Unified unveils first student-run food truck Circle K is calling it a “Fuel Day Pop-up.” The discount event is also offering 50% off on car washes for the entire day Thursday. “We’re on a mission to make our customers’ lives a little easier every day, and 2024 gives us another day to do just that,” said George Wilkins, vice president of operations, at the Circle K West Coast Business Unit. “We appreciate each and every one of our customers and take great pride in bringing them opportunities like these to enjoy great savings on the go.” California drivers can find their nearest participating location using

Traffic delayed on SR-163 near downtown after man hit: CHP

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Authorities responded to a fatal incident on southbound State Route 163, near downtown San Diego, Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol reported that a man had been fatally hit by a vehicle shortly before 5:40 a.m. It’s not yet known whether the man was walking within the lanes of traffic or near the center divide of the roadway. Details are limited at this time. CHP temporarily blocked off traffic on SR-163 into downtown, and diverted motorists to the northbound and southbound Interstate 5. In an update around 8 a.m., Caltrans San Diego reported that all lanes had since reopened. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

The Lafayette Hotel inducted into Historic Hotels of America

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The Lafayette Hotel and Club in the University Heights neighborhood has made history — quite literally. The 78-year-old hotel, located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd., was inducted into the Historic Hotels of America, according to a Tuesday press release from the establisment. “It is a true honor for The Lafayette to be recognized by Historic Hotels of America. This is not merely a hotel but a living piece of history that we are all a part of. Our recent renovation is intended to honor the history of The Lafayette while bringing it into a new age,” said Steve Slack, general manager for The Lafayette Hotel and Club.  Built in 1946, the Lafayette Hotel and Club was the only hotel constructed in the U.S. during World War II. It housed Hollywood greats like Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Lucille Ball and John Wayne through its years. Arson investigation underway after cars in FOX 5 parking lot set on fire The hotel, which has 139 guest rooms, received a $31 million renovation in 2021 to upgrade the lobby’s plastered crown moldings, the concrete

El hijo de Gary Sinise, Mac, muere a causa de un raro cáncer de huesos: ‘Nunca dejó de intentarlo’

El único hijo de Gary Sinise, McCanna “Mac” Sinise, murió el mes pasado después de una lucha de cinco años y medio contra un raro cáncer de huesos, anunció el martes el activista veterano y actor de “Forrest Gump” en el sitio web de su fundación. “Como cualquier familia que experimenta una pérdida así, estamos desconsolados y lo hemos gestionado lo mejor que hemos podido”, escribió el actor. “Como padres, es muy difícil perder a un hijo. Mi corazón está con todos los que han sufrido una pérdida similar y con cualquiera que haya perdido a un ser querido”. Mac Sinise tenía 33 años cuando el cordoma canceroso le quitó la vida el 5 de enero, escribió su padre. Después de ser diagnosticado en agosto de 2018, el mismo año en que su madre, Moira, fue diagnosticada y tratada por cáncer de mama, Mac enfrentó cinco cirugías de columna en menos de dos años, dijo Sinise, además de tratamientos de radiación y quimioterapia. “El cordoma es un cáncer entre un millón”, escribió Gary Sinise el martes, compartiendo información sobre la enfermedad. “El cordoma, que se

Rare blizzard warning for Mammoth, Tahoe: ‘Not the time to gamble with … your family’s lives’

A rare blizzard warning was issued for the Sierra Nevada, including ski resorts at Mammoth Mountain and around Lake Tahoe, as officials urged people to avoid travel during treacherous weather Thursday through Sunday. Up to 8 feet of snow could fall, the latest forecasts say. The blizzard warning was in effect from Lassen Volcanic National Park in Shasta County to Kings Canyon National Park in Fresno County. Friday night to Saturday morning is expected to bring the most extreme conditions of severe snowfall and strong winds, with snow falling at a rate of 3 to 5 inches per hour. Wind gusts on the ridge of California’s mightiest mountain range are expected to “easily exceed” more than 100 mph, and urged residents to be prepared for power outages and falling trees. “There are only so many ways that we can say it will be treacherous to be traveling on the roads or even exiting your home during this time frame,” the National Weather Service office in Reno said. “Whiteout conditions are very disorienting, so this is not the time to gamble with you or your family’s

Hunter Biden to testify behind closed doors today in impeachment inquiry

Hunter Biden to testify behind closed doors today in impeachment inquiry – CBS News Watch CBS News Hunter Biden is expected to testify behind closed doors Wednesday as part of the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden. The president’s son will likely face questions about his overseas business dealings, which his father denies having any involvement with. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane is following the developments from Capitol Hill. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Breaking down Trump’s Michigan win over Haley, “uncommitted” votes against Biden

Breaking down Trump’s Michigan win over Haley, “uncommitted” votes against Biden – CBS News Watch CBS News Former President Donald Trump continued his run to the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday night, beating former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley by over 40 points with Haley garnering around 26% of the vote. On the Democratic side, President Biden won easily, but a significant block voted “uncommitted” in protest of the president’s stance on the war in Gaza. CBS News’ executive director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto has more. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

2/28: CBS Morning News

2/28: CBS Morning News – CBS News Watch CBS News Trump and Biden win Michigan primaries; Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” shooting trial set for July. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Gun expert casts doubt on Alec Baldwin account of “Rust” shooting

Gun expert casts doubt on Alec Baldwin account of “Rust” shooting – CBS News Watch CBS News A gun expert’s testimony Tuesday in the trial against “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed seemed to contradict actor Alec Baldwin’s account of the deadly 2021 shooting on the set of the movie. Julia Jacobs, a culture reporter for The New York Times, joined CBS News to discuss the case. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Wendy’s says it has no plans to raise prices during the busiest times at its restaurants

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:01PM ABC7 Eyewitness News Stream Southern California’s News Leader and Original Shows 24/7 Wendy’s says that it has no plans to increase prices during the busiest times at its restaurants. The burger chain clarified its stance on how it will approach pricing after various media reports said that the company was looking to test having the prices of its menu items fluctuate throughout the day based on demand. “Wendy’s will not implement surge pricing, which is the practice of raising prices when demand is highest. We didn’t use that phrase, nor do we plan to implement that practice,” the company said late Tuesday in a prepared statement. Wendy’s Co. plans to invest about $20 million to launch digital menu boards at all of its U.S. company-run restaurants by the end of 2025. It also plans to invest approximately $10 million over the next two years to support digital menu enhancements globally. Wendy’s said that its digital menu boards “could allow us to change the menu offerings at different times of day and offer discounts and value offers to our customers more

UC Merced professor explains cause of Leap Year

WEATHER ALERT Blizzard Warning WATCH LIVE Welcome, Manage MyDisney Account Log Out As we know, the earth is constantly spinning, and one 24-hour day equals one complete spin. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:49PM You may notice an extra day on the calendar this week. That’s because 2024 is a leap year. MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) — You may notice an extra day on the calendar this week. That’s because 2024 is a leap year. February 29 only comes once every four years. As we know, the earth is constantly spinning, and one 24-hour day equals one complete spin. At the same time, the earth is orbiting around the sun and one year equals one rotation around the sun. However, as UC Merced professor Anna Nierenberg explains, the time it takes us to circle the sun is not exactly 365 days. “It takes 365.242 days to go around, and it’s almost a quarter day extra,” she said. “So if you add an extra day every four years, you can correct for that little bit of extra time, it brings you back in sync with that seasonal going

Investigators searching for answers after pregnant Amish woman found dead in rural Pennsylvania

Family members say they saw a red jeep in the driveway the day Rebekah Byler was killed By Stephanie Ramos Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:03PM A 23-year-old Amish woman, who was 6-months pregnant, was found dead in Pennsylvania. SPARTANBURG, Pennsylvania — Investigators are searching for answers after a 23-year-old pregnant Amish woman was found dead in rural Pennsylvania. “The death is currently being investigated as a criminal homicide,” said Trooper Cindy Schick, public information officer for Pennsylvania State Police. “We are aggressively investigating all available leads.” Police found Rebekah Byler inside her house Monday afternoon and say the circumstances of her death are suspicious. ABC News affiliate WJET reported that the victim was six months pregnant and that her two young children were home when the body was discovered. They say her husband was reportedly not home during the time of the murder. “I’m just absolutely heartbroken that this has happened,” said Charleen Hajec, the owner of Spartansburg Pharmacy. “I’m very concerned about the Amish community and worried for them.” “We want to solve this just like the community wants us to solve it. So

Idaho set to execute Thomas Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the US

BOISE, Idaho — The hour of Thomas Eugene Creech’s death has been set, and it is rapidly approaching. On Wednesday morning Idaho prison officials will ask the 73-year-old if he would like a mild sedative to help calm him before his execution at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of Boise. Then, at 10 a.m. local time, they will bring him into the execution chamber and strap him to a padded medical table. Thomas Eugene Creech was already serving time after being convicted of killing two people in 1974 when he was sentenced to die for beating a fellow inmate to death in 1981 Idaho Department of Correction via AP Defense attorneys and the warden will check for any last-minute court orders that would halt the execution of Creech, who is one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the U.S. Barring any legal stay, volunteers with medical training will insert a catheter into one of Creech’s veins. He’ll be given a chance to say his last words, and a spiritual advisor may pray with him. Then the state will inject a drug intended to

Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition hosts Milk Collection event on Thursday

Madera County hopes to raise awareness of breastmilk’s benefits and increase access across the Valley. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:20PM A Madera County group is taking action to nourish Valley infants. Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition will hold a breast milk collection Thursday. MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) — A Madera County group is taking action to nourish Valley infants. Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition will hold a breast milk collection Thursday. When it comes to a baby’s well-being, human milk is highly encouraged by health experts. However, sometimes, a mother isn’t able to breastfeed. “The next best thing is donor milk, and they go through a whole process,” said Sylvia Stratford, with Madera County Public Health Department. “It’s pasteurized. It’s very safe, very few components are lost. The biggest and most important micronutrients and macronutrients are preserved through pasteurization.” Madera County hopes to raise awareness of breastmilk’s benefits and increase access across the Valley. The county’s Breastfeeding Coalition is asking moms to donate fresh or frozen milk during its Milk Collection event. It then goes to Mother’s Milk Bank in San Jose, which serves families and hospitals in

Rewards offered for information leading to arrest of L.A. area cemetery vandals 

Two cemeteries in the greater Los Angeles area were targeted earlier this year by thieves who stole valuable metal plaques and headstones, and now authorities are offering rewards for information that can help them find the suspects.  The first cemetery vandalism was reported at Woodlawn Celestial Gardens on West Greenleaf Boulevard in Compton on Jan. 6. when nearly two dozen headstones were damaged or stolen. Suspected DUI driver crashes into police cruiser during L.A. chase Woodlawn Celestial Gardens is one of Los Angeles County’s oldest operating cemeteries, dating back to the 1880s, and is the final resting place of numerous prominent figures and local military veterans.  A woman who posted video of the damage to social media, Aisha Woods, told KTLA in January that some of the headstones that were stolen could be “irreplaceable,” adding that many families of the deceased have either died out or moved away. Five plaques that held 150 nameplates were also ripped off one of the historic cemetery’s walls.  Thieves stole a bronze plaque from Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, as shown on Jan. 15, 2023. (KTLA) This image taken from

Donna Summer estate sues Ye and Ty Dolla $ign, saying they illegally used ‘I Feel Love’

The estate of Donna Summer sued Ye and Ty Dolla $ign on Tuesday for what its attorneys say is the “shamelessly” illegal use of her 1977 song “I Feel Love” in their collaboration “Good (Don’t Die).” The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles by Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano in his capacity as executor of the estate of the singer-songwriter and “Disco Queen,” who died in 2012. The suit alleges that when representatives of Ye, formerly Kanye West, sought permission for use of the song they were rejected because the Summer estate “wanted no association with West’s controversial history.” The suit contends that the album instead “shamelessly” includes re-recorded parts of the song that were “instantly recognizable.” “In the face of this rejection,” the suit says, “defendants arrogantly and unilaterally decided they would simply steal ‘I Feel Love’ and use it without permission.” An email seeking comment from representatives for Ye was not immediately returned. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) “I Feel Love,” co-written by Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, is a hugely influential track off Summer’s album “I Remember Yesterday” that is

Shooting in Newport Beach Leaves One Wounded

A man was in the hospital after a shooting in Newport Beach and Wednesday police are investigating the shooting as a possible road rage incident. Newport Police Department officers responded at 12:22 a.m. to a Shell station in the 1600 block of Jamboree Road where they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, County News reported. Police also found a Tesla with bullet holes at the gas station. KABC 7 reported the man, who said he was in the Tesla, told police the assailants shot at him near the Newport Beach Pier in what he said could have been due to road rage. The man was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. Two of the Tesla’s passengers remained at the scene and were interviewed by police. There was no description of the shooters.

Yamamoto Set to Make Dodger Spring Training Debut Wednesday

Japanese pitching star Yoshinobu Yamamoto is scheduled to make his Dodger spring training debut Wednesday, pitching two innings against the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said last week the team hopes to have Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow start the two regular-season games in South Korea against the San Diego Padres on March 20-21. The Dodgers signed the 25-year-old right-hander to a 12-year, $325 million contract Dec. 27, the largest deal for a pitcher in terms of years and value in Major League Baseball history. They also paid a $50.6 million posting fee to Yamamoto’s previous team, the Orix Buffaloes, ESPN reported. Yamamoto was the MVP of Japan’s Pacific League and winner of the league’s Eiji Sawamura Award as its best starting pitcher each of the past three seasons. The game from Surprise Stadium is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and will be televised by SportsNet LA.