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U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson meets with San Diego Mayor to discuss homelessness

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer met with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Thursday to discuss federal support for combating homelessness. Carson visited the Veterans Village of San Diego campus on a three- city trip that also included stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles. According to Faulconer’s office, the meeting with Carson was a late add to his tour and came at the department’s request. During their 30-minute meeting, Faulconer and Carson discussed recent HUD funding for homeless services and housing vouchers, the state’s need for housing reform and local programs like the city’s bridge shelters to assist homeless residents moving into long-term housing and the safe parking program for residents who live out of their cars or recreational vehicles. “The leadership in San Diego has a grasp of the homelessness situation, which stems in part from rising housing costs,” Carson said. “To reduce homelessness in San Diego, the city has developed a housing plan which takes the appropriate steps to alleviate some of the impediments to the production of affordable housing.” The visit was Carson’s first to…

Former CA Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox discusses AB 5 and emissions lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – During his run for governor in 2018, he was a big proponent of major changes to how Sacramento works for the people of California. Former California Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox was at KUSI to share his thoughts on the recently passed Assembly Bill 5, the lawsuit filed over the recent emissions rollback and President Trump’s visit to San Diego.   Categories: In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News, Politics

Trump scores a victory in battle over tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying “to harass” him by seeking the documents. On the West Coast, a federal judge in Sacramento granted the Trump campaign’s request to block a new California law that requires presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns to run in the state’s March 2020 primaries. State officials are deciding whether to appeal. The ruling came hours after the president sued to block New York prosecutors from their push to obtain his returns as part of a criminal investigation into payments made to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump. The two Democratic-led states have emerged as Trump’s most ardent foes, fighting not just for his tax returns but repeatedly suing his administration over his environmental, immigration and other policies. In California, Democrats have argued that the president’s tax returns provide critical information about his financial history and business dealings. While the…

Court hears 911 recording from deadly Poway synagogue shooting

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man accused of opening fire at a Poway synagogue, killing one congregant and injuring several others, told police he committed the shooting because the Jewish people were destroying the white race, according to a 911 recording played in court Thursday. “They’re destroying our people. I’m trying to show them that we’re not going to go down without a fight,” John T. Earnest, 20, told a dispatcher when he called 911 minutes after the April 27 shooting at Chabad of Poway. “… I’m defending my nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people.” On the 911 call, a recording of which was played in court during hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial, Earnest told a dispatcher he was armed but would not use his weapon on officers. Among the evidence presented, new surveillance video of the synagogue shooting was released. (Warning: graphic content). Earnest faces murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the shooting. He is also charged with arson for the March 24 blaze at the Dar-ul- Arqam…

Week 5 Preview: San Marcos Knights vs. Carlsbad Lancers

A couple of high powered offenses will square off Friday as the (3-1) Lancers of Carlsbad High host the (1-2) Knights of San Marcos High School. Do not let the Knight’s losing record fool you. In the 3 games they have played this year, San Marcos has put 24, 38, and 43 points on the scoreboard. Their offense has looked very sharp early on and it is led by their sophomore quarterback Emmett Brown. First year head coach Derek Stank speaks highly of his young signal caller. He points to Brown’s precision and ability to distribute the ball to multiply players on the field as key elements to the quarterback’s game. The players directly benefiting from Brown’s passing prowess this year are the wide receivers led by leading pass catcher Gavin Cherveny. He leads the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. His coach likened him to a Julian Edelman type, a player who can play in the slot, find holes in the defense, and exploit matchups up the field. Two top 30 players from the PPR Top Seniors list are also a part of the…

Week 5 Preview: University City Centurions vs. Kearny Komets

The University City Centurions visit the Kearny Komets for a Friday night gridiron showdown. Both teams look right the ship, entering the week with sub .500 records. Last week, the Centurions fell hard to the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders, 61-26. The team now sits at 1-3 on the season. It was a rough outing for University City as Mater Dei Quarterback Trevor Appelman exploited holes in the defense. The story of this one, however, may have been the missed tackles. Time and time again, a Centurion player had a hand on a Crusader ball carrier only to whiff the would-be tackle. It’s not all bad for University City, though. The Centurions have one of the best quarterbacks in the county in senior Gunnar Gray. He showed precision and accuracy on several possessions. But sometimes you just meet a better team. Hoping to be the better team this week is Kearny, coming off its own tough loss to the Montgomery Aztecs, 38-24. The team is now 1-2 on the season. The Komets got off to a hot start, finishing the first quarter up 10-0. The Aztecs…

Week 5 Preview: Mission Hills Grizzlies vs. Ramona Bulldogs

The Mission Hills Grizzlies (2-2) are taking the bus up the hill to Ramona High School on Friday night to take on the Bulldogs at 7. The Ramona Bulldogs (0-4) haven’t won a game yet this season, but head coach Damon Baldwin said he is optimistic about his team and believes they will come back strong after their bye week after they play Mission Hills on Friday night. The coach said the future is bright for this young team and believes they will come out on top. Bulldogs have been devastated with injuries, having a total of nine starters out. “I expect half of them to be healthy and return for the second part of the season,” Baldwin said. As for the Grizzlies, they are coming off a loss against Carlsbad, 17-7. Head coach Chris Hauser said his team needs to play a clean football game. Five turnovers last week against Carlsbad didn’t help and the team is looking to protect the football on Friday night. It is expected to be a fun game. Friday night will be a special one as the Bulldogs will…

Week 5 Preview: El Camino Wildcats vs. Torrey Pines Falcons

In this Week 5 matchup, we’re headed up to El Camino High as the Torrey Pines Falcons take on the El Camino Wildcats. The Wildcats come into this one hungry at 1-2 but Torrey Pines looks to keep the ball rolling as its comes into this game 3-1 on the season. Ranked No. 57 in the state of California and No. 7 in San Diego, Torrey Pines has been impressive thus far, as they’ve averaged 198 yards rushing through the first four games of the season. On the other side of the ball, ranked No. 234 in the state of California and No. 25 in San Diego, El Camino has put up the numbers to test every opponent despite the record difference. El Camino has also averaged four more points per game this season so the Falcons’ rush attack will have to stay true to their success. Torrey Pines junior Linebacker Marco Notarinni looks to close in on 100 tackles in his high school career as he enters this game with 98 total tackles. Check back here Friday night for the final recap and more…

2019 San Diego Heart and Stroke Walk

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk: Saturday, September 21 at Balboa Park. The San Diego Heart and Stroke Walk inspires walkers to step toward a stronger, healthier life while raising funds for the fight against heart disease and stroke Funds raised supports the association’s lifesaving work, including funding innovative scientific research, bringing health education programs to children and adults in the community, setting science-based best practices for treating heart disease and stroke and advocating for policies that positively impact cardiovascular health San Diegan Debbie Kinney is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her heart transplant at this year’s San Diego Heart Walk. The Expo opens at 6:30 A.M., Opening ceremonies at 7:30 A.M. For more information visit www.sdheartwalk.org  Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

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