Motorcyclist Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash in Irwindale

Share this article:A motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle traffic crash in Irwindale, authorities said Saturday. The biker — riding a white 2017 BMW motorcycle — was heading westbound on Live Oak Avenue, transitioning onto Longden Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle, struck the center diver and then a light standard, Irwindale police Sgt. Rudy Gatto said. The man was ejected from the BMW and the bike, continuing on its own, struck a parked vehicle. Paramedics dispatched to the crash scene about 5:10 p.m. Friday pronounced the biker dead at the scene, Gatto said. “There were no other parties or vehicles involved in the traffic crash, other than the parked vehicle,” he said. Irwindale police urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at 626-430-2244. Motorcyclist Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash in Irwindale was last modified: June 12th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Yastrzemski back with Giants for their doubleheader with Nationals

The San Francisco Giants reinstated outfielder Mike Yastrzemski from the 10-day injured list on Saturday morning ahead of their doubleheader at the Washington Nationals, the team announced in a release. MLB’s doubleheader rules allow teams to carry 27 players on their rosters, thus there was no corresponding move with Yastrzemski’s activation. A critical part of the Giants’ lineup, Yastrzemski landed on the injured list on June 3, two days after running into the wall at Oracle Park while pursuing a ball. The 30-year-old sprained his thumb in the collision. Prior to landing on the shelf, Yastrzemski had been reasonably productive despite a .222 batting average. He has six home runs, 15 RBI, a .787 OPS and a 121 OPS+. Yastrzemski isn’t the only player who rejoined the Giants’ roster in the Nation’s capital. On Friday afternoon, the team reinstated left-hander Caleb Baragar after he missed 10 games with elbow inflammation. To make room for him, the Giants optioned infielder Thairo Estrada to Triple-A Sacramento. Baragar has been excellent this season out of the bullpen, appearing in 21 games and limiting his ERA to just 0.52.…

Palm Spring City Council To Make Decision On Parklets In Coming Months

Palm Springs City Council could be changing up regulations for parklets in their city and whether or not they’ll still be in use after the June 15th reopening. This comes after some residents have been complaining, saying that during the day when temperatures are on the rise and into the high 100s,  the parklets sit empty. The city council addressed some of the concerns including parklets blocking storefronts. “If not immediately, very very promptly make sure that we do not have any retail establishments that are blocked by a parklet for a restaurant or some other establishment that is not directly in front of their store,” explained Lisa Middleton, Mayor Pro-Tem of Palm Springs. Along with complaints that they’re just plain unsightly. “Standards regarding how the parklets are going to look, they need to be consistent and they need to be something that are consistent with the kind of architectural values that we associate with palm springs,” added Middleton. The city also clarified the distinction between parklets and expanded outdoor dining. “A parklet is a commercial or public use located in an on-street parking space,”…

My 13-year-old grandson is becoming a reluctant writer

By Donna Kennedy Contributing Columnist My 13-year-old grandson hates to write. He’d rather play Roblox Starscape online, explore Fairmount Park on his bicycle or start a monologue that begins with “Imagine that …” and ends with an idea for a futuristic device. I tell him he could be a science fiction writer. Donna Kennedy, a features writer for The Press-Enterprise and a former writing instructor,has a grandson who’s showing writing talent. (Courtesy of Donna Kennedy) “Bruh,” he growls. A blank screen or blank paper is a personal enemy. This is tough on us, the writer grandparents who have raised him and his twin sister for the past eight years. His sister, by the way, dashes out her writing assignments with alacrity. They may not be as elaborate, but they are exactly what the teacher ordered. Their required writing began with thank-you notes, a big job since their New Year’s birthdays come right after Christmas and their loving relatives are generous. We wrote the brief notes together when they were 5 and could first sign their names. “What did you like best about the toy?” we’d…

Judge grants preliminary injunction limiting LASD use of projectiles, chemical agents at protests

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction limiting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s use of projectiles and chemical agents at protests, finding that it has indiscriminately fired them at peaceful protesters, legal observers and journalists. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee’s ruling May 28 stemmed from a petition for a temporary restraining order filed in September that focused on protests against police violence and the shooting of Dijon Kizzee, whose killing by sheriff’s deputies Aug. 31 in Westmont spurred daily protests in front of the South L.A. sheriff’s station. Gee found that the group of 13 plaintiffs — including protesters injured at marches against police violence last summer — had submitted “overwhelming evidence” showing that at five demonstrations in August and September, deputies had used force on protesters, legal observers and journalists “who were not committing any crime,” with the exception of not following dispersal orders on two occasions. “They are targeting everybody and that’s what’s wrong,” said Jorge Gonzalez, an attorney representing the plaintiffs. “There are a lot of cases over time that have said you cannot blanket the use of less-lethal ammunitions against all the…

TSA reports milestone of 2.3 million travelers screened at U.S. airports in single day as travel rebounds

The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration announced Saturday that 2.03 million travelers were screened at airport security checkpoints on Friday. It was the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings has surpassed 2 million in a single day. Airline bookings have been picking up since around February, as more Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19. In the U.S., travel restrictions, such as mandatory quarantines, have eased. The crowds Friday were only 74% of the volume compared to the same day in 2019. However, the 2.03 million was 1.5 million more travelers than the same day last year, according to the TSA.

MCAS Miramar explains source of mysterious San Diego ‘boom’

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A boom resounded throughout San Diego County on June 8 at 8:18 p.m. PST, shaking some homes and prompting many residents to visit the United States Geological Survey‘s website for an earthquake update, which yielded no geological quakes in the area. The boom mystified many on social media as well, causing #SanDiegoBoom to trend on Twitter, even eliciting a Tweet from San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. Then, some San Diegans pointed to Camp Pendleton, which had previously announced that the military base was scheduled to conduct live-fire training from June 5 to June 11. With no confirmations, the mystery continued. One June 12, the Office of Communication from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar released a statement entitled “San Diego Noise Event – 8 June, 2021.” The statement reads, “While MCAS Miramar cannot account for every sound event that occurs within the area, in this case the cause is possibly due to aircraft training occurring in the W-291 range, approximately 30 miles southwest of San Diego over the Pacific Ocean.” The statement goes on to describe that two units left MCAS…

Longtime San Diego musician Juanita K. gets ready for return of live music

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Juanita K. is a San Diego musician who has been in the business for a long time and struggled during the pandemic, like many other live performers. Her nine-piece-band performs classic Motown songs from famous girl groups like The Shirelles, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. The shows attracts audience members of all ages. Juanita K. is a professional singer who has been singing publicly since age 5 and has even entertained internationally, but is based in San Diego. In the local music scene, she has often been found portraying Mary Wilson of the Supremes in the 12-piece band, the Corvelles. Juanita K. expressed her jubilation in an interview with KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries at the thought of her upcoming shows. Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News, Trending

Pastor Jeremy McGarity creates accessible marriage counseling through a blog

LA MESA (KUSI) – Pastor Jeremy McGarity, Senior Pastor at Skyline Church, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez to discuss his new teaching series, dubbed Relationship Rehab. The whole series pertains to all relationships, but the first two weeks are specifically geared towards marriage. Nationally, divorce rates increased 34% during the pandemic, according to data collected from Legal Templates, a company which supplies legal documents. No perfect marriage exists, but six essential ingredients make for a sweeter marriage, Pastor McGarity said. The latest blog posts details the first three ingredients of marriage, which are communication, consideration, and compromise. While many might be hesitant to go to counseling, many more are willing to go church, where they may become more open to marriage counseling, Pastor McGarity and Alvarez discussed. The counseling series will give listeners homework to work on, and if they can’t make it to church, they can make it the Skyline Church YouTube channel. Categories: Coronavirus, Health, Local San Diego News

Skyline Church recounts struggles during pandemic as San Diego County prepares to fully reopen

LA MESA (KUSI) – Skyline Church in La Mesa has opened its doors since June 2020, while COVID-19 restrictions on houses of worship remained. Pastor Jeremy McGarity, Senior Pastor at Skyline Church, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the revelations his church has had during the pandemic. The pastor noticed that many San Diegans were suffering and relayed that people wrote in letters telling the church that they had saved their lives. These letters prompted the church leaders to keep their doors open even as the county continued telling the church to close its doors. A year after Skyline Church reopened, Pastor McGarity stated that the churches which opened the soonest have been thriving the most, while the churches that waited longer to open are now suffering the most, the pastor said. Pastor McGarity described that he felt like the county was working against them rather than working with them. Categories: Coronavirus, KUSI, Local San Diego News

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