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One child dead after crash with big rig on Old Highway 395

RAINBOW (KUSI) – Two children were injured, one fatally, and two adults were less seriously hurt when an SUV collided with a sand-hauling big rig today in the far northern reaches of San Diego County. The crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. on Old Highway 395 at Rainbow Glen Road in Rainbow, North County Fire Protection District Capt. Richard Berry said. A boy believed to be about 12 years old died at the scene of the accident, Berry said. Medics airlifted another child to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with moderate to serious injuries and took the driver of the SUV and the trucker to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening trauma. The wreck set fire to a roughly 30-by 40-foot patch of roadside vegetation, Berry said. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents

Debate of bike lanes over street parking in North Park continues

NORTH PARK (KUSI) – After two months, the North Park Bike Lanes debate is still going strong. In May, the City of San Diego proposed replacing street parking with bike lanes along 30th Street. That outraged many residents and business owners. Then, Councilmember Chris Ward announced a slight change to the original plan. Ward released a memorandum that began, “After hearing extensive community and stakeholder feedback from both businesses and residents on the proposed improvements to the 30th Street Corridor in North Park, I am calling for implementation of Option B—protected bike lanes with the preservation of some parking—from Howard Ave to Upas St., and Option A—protected bike lanes—from Upas St to Juniper St. The combination of these options is the best opportunity to implement protected bike lanes and increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists while also preserving an additional 121 parking spaces to better serve the needs of the commercial core and adjacent neighbors.” The full memorandum can be read here. KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke with people of the North Park community to see what they think about the ongoing debate over 30th Street…

‘Straight Pride’ Parade Planned in Modesto

A group has applied for a permit to hold a “straight pride” parade in Modesto next month. The city is in the final stages of reviewing the application for the event, which is slated for Aug. 24 at Graceada Park, said Thomas Reeves, community and media relations officer for Modesto. A decision is expected next week. City Hall has been flooded with calls and emails from residents, many of them upset that the event may be permitted to take place, he said. “Permits to host any event are granted based on operational feasibility, not based on values and certainly not based on any endorsement of beliefs,” Reeves said. “So although the city does not share in the beliefs of some groups that choose to hold their events here, we may not be able to deny a permit based on an organization’s values.” Read the full story on LATimes.com.

San Francisco Police Omitted That Raid Target Was a Journalist When Obtaining Warrant

Investigators seeking a court order to search a man’s cellphone records to find out who leaked a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender failed to clearly tell a judge the target was a freelance journalist, documents unsealed Tuesday revealed. The journalist, Bryan Carmody, had his home and office raided in May by police investigating the leak. News media groups have criticized it as a violation of California’s shield law, which protects journalists from being forced to reveal confidential sources and from search warrants. Last week, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Rochelle East, who authorized a search of Carmody’s cellphone records, ruled the warrant never should have been issued and barred investigators from using any evidence obtained with the order. Warrant documents unveiled under orders from the judge show that police identified Carmody as a “freelance videographer/communications manager” as provided in his LinkedIn profile. “Further internet research revealed that Bryan Carmody is not currently employed by any of the news organizations that obtained the death investigation report,” it said. However, it failed to note that Carmody is a freelance journalist with a…

Ex-UCLA Running Back Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder Over 2016 Shooting at Weed Dispensary

A former UCLA running back was arrested on Friday on felony charges of attempted murder and attempted robbery stemming from a robbery gone wrong at a Jurupa Valley marijuana dispensary in 2016. Riverside County prosecutors say Craig Anthonty Lee, 23, and at least two other men entered Kings Palace Marijuana Dispensary on June 30, 2016 and attempted to rob the store. At some point during the incident, court records say one of the men shot a store employee. A security guard then opened fire on them, and the men fled the store. The employee was taken to Loma Linda Medical Center. Nothing of value was stolen from the shop. Court documents say the two men are seen in security footage entering the shop and shooting the employee, with Lee behind. Lee fled the scene as soon as the shooting started. Months later, investigators spoke to someone who is “good friends” with Lee, who told them Lee’s job was to “grab drugs and money and run.” Authorities issued a warrant for Lee’s arrest last month. He was taken into custody on Friday. Lee’s bail is set…

DOJ Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies 

The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account “widespread concerns” about social media, search engines and online retail services. Its antitrust division is seeking information from the public, including those in the tech industry. “Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands,” Makan Delrahim, the department’s chief antitrust officer, said in a statement. “The Department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.” The terse but momentous announcement follows months of concern in Congress and elsewhere over the sway of firms like Google, Facebook and Amazon. Lawmakers and Democratic presidential candidates have called for stricter regulation or even breakups of the big tech companies , which have drawn intense scrutiny following a series of scandals that compromised users’ privacy. Facebook may soon face a significant judgment from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices, one that will reportedly include a $5 billion fine and impose other limits on its…

2 Burglars Caught On Video Ransacking Hollywood Hills Home

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CBSLA) – Police are searching for two burglars who broke into a Hollywood Hills home last week and made off with expensive watches and a computer. The burglary occurred on July 19 at 5:40 p.m. in the area of Hillside Avenue and North Ogden Drive, according to Los Angeles police. July 19, 2019. (LAPD) The suspects were caught on surveillance video ringing the doorbell to ensure no one was home, and then shattering the door’s glass, going inside and ransacking the home, police said. They fled with expensive watches and a Mac computer. The suspects were described as between 18 and 25 years old and black with thin builds. One suspect wore a dark-hooded sweatshirt and was seen talking into a cell phone. The other had short hair and tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information the suspects’ identities should call police at 213-972-2929.

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