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2 Dead In Wrong-Way Suspected DUI Crash In Sutter County, CHP Says

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Two people were killed overnight in a wrong-way crash on Highway 99 in Sutter county. California Highway Patrol Investigators said a white BMW was headed south in the northbound lanes near Sankey Road just after 1 a.m. Authorities said the vehicle crashed into a silver Toyota – killing both drivers. Their identities were not released. Investigators said they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision. No further information was released.

Statue Of Junipero Serra Toppled In Downtown Sacramento Protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra in downtown Sacramento, California, was toppled by demonstrators on Saturday. The statue, which was erected in Capitol Park in 1965, was brought down amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. Serra died in 1784. The California Highway Patrol said that at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, a group of about 200 demonstrators moved onto Capitol grounds toward the statue. Investigators said members of the group spray-painted and beat on the statue before attempting to set it on fire. The agency said protesters then wrapped tow straps around the statue and pulled it down. The CHP said an investigation is underway to find those responsible. Statues of Serra have been defaced in California for several years by people who said he destroyed tribes and their culture. Last month protesters pulled down Serra statues in Los Angeles and San…

Boy, 8, Shot Near Eye In Stockton On July 4th

STOCKTON (CBS13) – An 8-year-old boy was shot near the left eye while sitting on a roof in Stockton during the Fourth of July, authorities said. The Stockton Police Department said the child is in the hospital and is expected to recover. The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Gotham Drive. Authorities said the suspect in the shooting fired gunshots from the backyard. The only suspect description released was of an individual of an unknown race with long hair and dark clothing. Any witnesses to the shooting are encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department. No further information was released.

Travelers Brace for Airline Changes

This past week American Airlines announced it will start resuming full flights but will notify passengers when their planes are full giving them the option to switch. NBC Palm Springs spoke to travelers who had opinions on both the limited and full capacity. Many U.S. airlines have had to roll with the changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. That means mandatory face maks, heightened cleaning procedures, and encouraging social distancing as much as possible. Some airlines like Delta and Southwest have been capping their capacity around 60% as cases continue to increase in at least 40 states. “I’m not comfortable with that, the plane I was on was small enough that I had to sit two and two, there was no choice of that, they’re pretty full, but everybody I saw was wearing a mask and compliant,” said Revone Bauwens visiting from Tucson, Arizona. American Airlines did say they will notify passengers once flights are full and allow them to changes flights to lesser crowded planes until September 30th. “The amount of seat on the aircraft are in high demand,” said Ralph Lopez, VP of Integrated…

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media landscape. On Twitter, Trump’s 82.4 million followers dwarf Biden’s 6.4 million. The president has spent years cultivating a ragtag digital “army” of meme makers and political influencers who retweet campaign messages hundreds of times daily. Trump is outspending Biden on Google and YouTube advertising by nearly 3 to 1. As his reelection bid faces growing obstacles, his primacy in the dizzying digital world is one of his top advantages, giving him a massive platform to connect with supporters and push a message that ignores his vulnerabilities related to the pandemic, unemployment and race relations. Biden and his allies are now working feverishly to establish a social media force of their own. For the first time, Biden outspent Trump on Facebook advertising in June, pouring twice as much money into the platform…

The 29th annual San Diego Music Awards goes virtual on July 6th

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 2020 San Diego Music Awards, originally scheduled to be held at House of Blues San Diego, are going virtual this year, on the evening of Monday, July 6 at 7 pm. The event will be available at no cost to worldwide online viewers via the official event website,  the SDMA Facebook page and the SDMA YouTube page. Award winners will be named in 23 categories, with multiple performances by several of the 2020 nominees. Confirmed performers include Gregory Page, MDRN HSTRY, Sully, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, David Maldonado, Evan Diamond, The Sleepwalkers plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Livoni (Blitz Brothers) with several special guests expected to be added. Each of the genre category award winners was decided by online voting, which took place between January 27, 2020 and February 26, 2020, with 35149 online votes cast. In addition, each of the various album categories was voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy, a group of San Diego music industry professionals. All winners will be announced during the virtual awards show, on July 6. The San Diego Music…

Closing the wealth gap as inequality rises in America

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wealth inequality is on the rise in the United States, especially now as the coronavirus continues to strike down small business owners. The president of Wilsey Asset Management, Brent Wilsey, joined Good Morning San Diego to morning to discuss how to close the wealth gap. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Helen Woodward Animal Center Adopt a Pet: Puptain America

RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) – Puptain America came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with nine of her siblings. She 2-months-old and is a blend between Labrador and German Shepherd. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also celebrating heroes big and small at the 8th annual PAWmicon – Cosplay for a Cause! People and their furry sidekicks can enjoy the spirit of PAWmicon from the comfort and safety of your home on July 7 and 8. Registration for Virtual PAWmicon 2020 will gain you access to our pet cosplay contests, panel discussions and interviews, trivia rounds, vendor shopping, and an exclusive mobile Augmented Reality app and WebVR experience powered by OMNISCAPE. People can use promo code FLASH10 to save $10 off registration.  Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Brush fire near Agua Dulce grows to 400 acres, shutting down 14 Freeway and triggering evacuations

A brush fire in Agua Dulce burned through 400 acres Sunday, shutting down a stretch of the 14 Freeway as authorities evacuated local residents. The fire had scorched just a single acre, burning at a “moderate” rate, when the Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about it just after 3:30 p.m. But the flames later jumped the freeway, and the blaze exploded to 400 acres before 5 p.m. Dubbed the Soledad Fire, it broke out near Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway, authorities said. It has the potential to burn through 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. By 5:30 p.m., local law enforcement officials had started evacuating residents between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road — in areas north and east of the freeway. Check back for updates to this developing story. California Wild Fire #California #la #wildfire #SantaClarita #today #LatestNews #todaynews #soledadfire #LACoFD #brushfire #firefighters @lacfd VC: @atreddy pic.twitter.com/ipjGRhXDM2— sudheer reddy (@Sudheer_reddy_d) July 6, 2020 Check back for updates to this developing story.

LAPD seeks tips after 19-year-old dies in drive-by shooting in Wilmington

The Los Angeles Police Department pleaded for the public’s help Sunday in the investigation into the killing of a 19-year-old man gunned down in Wilmington hours earlier. Daniel Felipe Delgado was driving eastbound along the Pacific Coast Highway near Drumm Avenue around 1:45 a.m. when multiple rounds were fired from another vehicle, according to LAPD. Delgado was shot and later taken to a nearby hospital by first responders, police said. The 19-year-old died from his injuries. Police said the suspect’s vehicle has been described as silver but its make and model are not known. LAPD released a statement on the investigation early Sunday evening, calling for tips from the public several hours after officers first responded. No other details have been released as the investigation continues. Anyone with information can reach LAPD detectives at 310-726-7884 or 310-726-7887. Calls during non-business hours can be made to 877-527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Crews Fire spurs evacuations north of Gilroy

GILROY — A fast-spreading fire burned more than 600 acres Sunday in Santa Clara County wildland north of Gilroy, spurring a new round of residential evacuations, authorities said. Shortly after 2:20 p.m., CalFire crews responded to reports of flames along Crews Road at Oak Spring Circle. Temperatures in the area were in the high 80s to low 90s, and low humidity and southwest winds of up to 25 mph were expected to make firefighting conditions even more difficult. In a social-media post just before 3:10 p.m., CalFire said two structures were involved, with multiple others threatened. #CrewsFire [Update] Fire is now 150 acres+ and remains at a moderate rate of spread. Two structures are involved and multiple structures remained threatened. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/sSQtHn0bzK — CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) July 5, 2020 As of 4:55 p.m., evacuations were continuing along Canada Road, with at least one other agency sought to help recover animals at risk in the area. #CrewsFire [Update] Fire is now at 600 acres. Additional evacuations of Canada Road are ongoing. pic.twitter.com/u0FPfcpMv0 — CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) July 5, 2020 Firefighting resources…

Kurtenbach: Is baseball’s new preseason long enough?

CLICK HERE if you’re having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not “Spring Training”. No, it’s “Summer Camp”. And while there is enthusiasm and good cheer around the ballpark during these practice sessions ahead of Major League Baseball’s 60-game regular season, there’s also a nasty truth looming over the operation. And I’m not talking about the coronavirus. Though that’s certainly there, in spades. No, it’s the fact that the demolition-derby-style campaign — a regular season where each game will take on outsized importance because of scarcity — is set to start in only two-and-a-half weeks. Are two weeks of practice and a handful of exhibition games adequate preparation for a baseball season? Listening to the Giants and A’s this weekend, I’m not getting the impression it is. “Obviously we’d love to have a little bit longer to get in baseball shape and get our timing down and get our approach down and do whatever we have to do to get ready for a season. But this is, this is the hand we’re dealt, so we’re going to deal…

The Latest: Californians mostly avoid beaches over weekend

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Californians mostly heeded warnings to stay away from beaches and other public spaces during the long weekend. State officials urged social distancing amid a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Many communities canceled July 4 fireworks shows and other annual festivities — changes that appeared to successfully keep crowds at bay. However big waves at Southern California beaches proved irresistible to some surfers. California reported 6,500 additional confirmed cases of the virus on Saturday. The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. __ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Coronavirus pandemic and Floyd’s death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being — Fewer children will attend summer camp due to the pandemic; some camps won’t survive — Debates become highly-emotional as schools across the U.S. decide how and if to open — Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virus — Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in coronavirus…

Lawyer: Remains of missing Texas soldier identified

DALLAS — Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas, according to a lawyer for the soldiers family. Remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belong to Spc. Vanessa Guillén and Army officials informed her family in Houston on Sunday, attorney Natalie Khawam told The Associated Press. Guillén, who had been missing since April, was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier who took his own life last week, federal and military investigators have said. Human remains were found Tuesday near the Leon River in Bell County, about 20 miles east of Fort Hood, during a the search for Guillén. An Army spokesman said earlier Sunday that they were still waiting for positive identification of the remains. Army officials identified the soldier suspected in Guillén’s disappearance as Aaron David Robinson. A criminal complaint released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas also charged a civilian with helping hide the body of the 20-year-old soldier. Guillén’s family has said through their lawyer that they believe she was…

Paraglider rescued from cliff at Daly City beach

DALY CITY — Firefighters and California Highway Patrol air-operations crew members rescued a paraglider from a beach cliffside on Sunday, authorities said. In a social-media post just after 1:45 p.m., the CHP said crew members aboard a helicopter were helping Daly City Fire Department firefighters to reach the paraglider, who was injured on a cliffside at Mussel Rock Beach Park at Skyline and Westline drives. After reaching the middle of the cliff about 400 feet from the beach, crews carried the paraglider, who was suffering from major injuries, to an ambulance that drove them to an area hospital. No condition was immediately available Sunday afternoon. Check back for updates. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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