San Diego

SD County awarded $450,000 in funding for homelessness programs, services

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly $500,000 to San Diego County for programs that reduce homelessness. The DHCD dispersed the grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund programs and services, including re- housing assistance, emergency shelters and substance abuse treatment. San Diego County received $453,822, according to Bates, who said neighboring Orange County received $605,188 in grant funding. “These grants will help connect more people who are homeless or at- risk of homelessness with the services they need,” Bates said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues at every level of government to ensure that our communities receive their fair share of public funding to address homelessness.” Bates announced a similar funding dispersal in October, at which time San Diego County received $1.4 million and Orange County received $1.1 million. Gov. Gavin Newsom allocated roughly $1.3 billion for housing development in his state budget for fiscal year 2020, which he signed in June. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News

Court documents details harassment prior to Paradise Hills murder-suicide

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man who killed his estranged wife and three of his four children in Paradise Hills before turning the gun on himself sent his former romantic partner a picture of a handgun with the message “It’s sure happening” about two weeks before the shooting rampage, according to court documents obtained Monday. In the days leading up to Saturday morning’s shooting, Jose Valdivia, 31, repeatedly called and texted Sabrina Rosario, 29, who secured a restraining order against him just one day before she and four of her sons were shot at their home at 2152 Flintridge Drive. Rosario was killed along with Enzi Valdivia, 3; Zuriel Valdivia, 5; and Zeth Valdivia, 11. A fourth boy, 9-year-old Ezekiel Valdivia, underwent emergency surgery Saturday and remains hospitalized in critical condition. Yvette Lopez-Cooper, executive director, Family Justice Center stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the resources and strategies available for domestic violence victims, especially when Temporary Restraining Orders are involved. Court documents obtained by City News Service show the couple were in the midst of a divorce. Rosario stated in her petition for…

Blaze tears through Fairbanks Ranch mansion, home deemed a total loss

FAIRBANKS RANCH (KUSI) – A blaze gutted a mansion valued at $11 million in an upscale North County neighborhood and caused portions of the roof to collapse, authorities said Monday. Crews responded shortly after 8:20 p.m. Sunday to a two-story home in the 6800 block of Spyglass Lane, near the Farms Golf Club in the Fairbanks Ranch area, according to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the back of the home, district spokeswoman Julie Taber said. There was a cleaning crew inside around the time that the fire started, but they were able to get out safely, Taber said. No other structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. Crews knocked down the flames by 10:10 p.m., according to the Fire District. The residence was deemed a total loss because of the extensive damage, Taber said. The mansion, which had seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, is listed on the Zillow website for nearly $11 million. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News

Highway Patrol: 3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — At least three people have been shot and killed at a Walmart store in Oklahoma, according to local media citing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The shooting happened Monday morning at the store in Duncan, Oklahoma. The Associated Press was not able to immediately confirm the reports that people were killed. A dispatcher told The Associated Press that “everyone is at the scene.” Duncan is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City. Categories: National & International News

Pelosi invites Trump to testify as new witnesses prepare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the Republican president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses. “If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants,” she said. On Monday, Trump tweeted he might be willing to offer written testimony: “She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump “should come to the committee…

4 dead, 6 wounded in California football party shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As police search for suspects and a motive in the killing of four people at a backyard party in Fresno, California, neighbors say they are scared because there have been other shootings in the same neighborhood recently. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the Fresno’s southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said. Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three found dead in the backyard. A fourth person died at the hospital. Six others are expected to survive and are recovering at the hospital. All the victims were Asian men ranging from ages 25 to 35, Reid said. “What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Dooley said. “Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.” The victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and some are now stable,…

Man fatally struck by big rig in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 33-year-old man died Sunday when he was struck by a big rig in the University Heights area of San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred at 9:26 p.m. at Texas Street and Madison Avenue, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. “The pedestrian entered the roadway and ran into the side of the trailer,” Heims said. “He fell onto he ground and was run over by the trailer.” The man was taken to a hospital, where he died, the officer said. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents

In Studio Guest: Carl Demaio

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Republican Congressional Candidate Carl Demaio was in-studio today to tease his new health care reform plan. He says this new plan is better than Obama Care due to minimizing government interaction and increasing affordability without raising taxes, and is calling it the Freedom Care Plan. Categories: In Studio Guests

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