San Diego

La Jolla sea cave stabilization complete, road to cove reopens

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The road to La Jolla Cove is open after being closed due to a sea cave collapse below Coast Blvd. along the northern shore of La Jolla. The road had been closed for nearly two months as construction personnel worked to stabilize La Jolla’s Koch’s Crack Sea Cave, also known as “Cook’s Cave.” In August, city engineers noticed cracks in the road and realized the cave below was crumbling. Following grout injections below the street, crews filled the cave with about 2,000 cubic yards of concrete slurry to stabilize the road above the cave and surrounding area. During that time, several business in the area suffered. This is a good day, a really good day. We lost a lot of business over the past two months,” said Dave Heine, owner of the Brockton Villa Restaurant. The emergency construction and stabilization project cost $3.2 million. Categories: Local San Diego News

San Diego man delivers hilarious introduction on Wheel Of Fortune

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The game show moment has been a top trending story across social media. The contestant in this must-see intro is a Cardiff by the Sea resident who appeared on last night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. Blair Davis was in studio to talk about the funny introduction and his experience on the show.   Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending

The Rosie Network’s Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A nonprofit called Rosie Chapters is helping military spouses around the country pursue their business endeavors. On Nov. 5 at SDSU, Rosie Chapters is having its annual veteran and military spouse entrepreneur awards luncheon to celebrate the impact that these businesses have on our community. Director of Operations & Outreach Jennifer Jordan and Director of Development Rachael Medlin were in studio to tell us about it. For more info: Categories: In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Man sprays deputies with bear repellent, stabs police dog

JAMUL (KUSI) – A man seen wandering around and mumbling to himself in a rural eastern San Diego County neighborhood Tuesday sprayed deputies with bear repellent when they approached to check on him, then stabbed a service dog before being arrested, sheriff’s officials said. Patrol personnel were sent to the 15000 block of Skyline Truck Trail in Jamul shortly after 10 a.m. to determine what the seemingly confused or agitated man, later identified as 29-year-old Richard Lechuga of San Diego, was doing there, according to sheriff’s Lt. Joel Stranger. When the deputies arrived, Lechuga was sitting in a parked vehicle, the lieutenant said. As the personnel walked up to talk to him, he doused three of them with bear spray through an open window and brandished a knife and what appeared to be a handgun, Stranger alleged. The deputies then sicced a service dog on the suspect, who allegedly responded by stabbing the animal on the head and face. At that point, the sheriff’s personnel used beanbag-shotgun rounds, pepper balls and an electric stun gun to subdue Lechuga, enabling them to take him into custody.…

SDG&E announces wildfire safety initiatives

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Gas & Electric announced new fire safety initiatives Tuesday to improve local wildfire safety and protect against wildfire threats year-round. The company’s Fire Safe 3.0 program includes artificial intelligence- based weather prediction models, a Vegetation Risk Index analyzing power outage and historical weather data to prevent fires before they happen and the formation of a Wildfire Safety Community Advisory Council to counsel SDG&E on wildfire protection. SDG&E also plans to open a Fire Science and Innovation Lab in 2020, which will link local academic, government and community leaders to discuss innovative wildfire mitigation strategies and improve the San Diego region’s fire resilience. SDG&E announced the initiatives Tuesday morning at the company’s emergency operations center. “SDG&E is proud to announce the new innovations associated with Fire Safe 3.0 and continue our collaboration with other regional leaders to improve community safety,” SDG&E President Scott Drury said. “These advances, and the Fire Science and Innovation Lab opening next year, reinforce our region’s leadership position in managing the risk of catastrophic wildfire.” Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires

San Diego County Supervisors pass e-smoking products ban in unincorporated areas

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to impose a one-year ban on the sale and distribution of all electronic smoking devices within unincorporated areas of San Diego County. Along with the ban on devices, the county will also prohibit the sale and distribution of all flavored products for smoking, prohibit smoking in outdoor dining patio areas, and establish a buffer zone outside of outdoor dining patio areas. The board’s decision came after a lengthy and sometimes emotional public hearing. Supervisors Greg Cox, Nathan Fletcher and Dianne Jacob voted in favor of the ban, while their colleagues Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar were opposed. The new policy will not apply to the tobacco used in hookahs. The county’s chief administration officer will return to the board within 60 days with more specifics on enacting the ban, along with a tobacco retail licensing program and targeted vaping public health awareness campaign. Residents in favor of the ban cited the growing national health concerns over flavored vaping products. According to the county, there have been 19 confirmed deaths and more than 1,080 confirmed…

Brush fire on the grounds of Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON –  (KUSI) – A five- to 10-acre brush fire on the grounds of Camp Pendleton has prompted a closure of a stretch of Stewart Mesa Road on the Marine Corps base and is sending smoke over northwestern San Diego County, according to police and USMC officials. No structural threats have been reported. Categories: Local San Diego News

Crews battle brush fire near Kensington and Talmadge areas

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Firefighters are working to extinguish a brush fire off Fairmount Avenue, near Montezuma Road in the Talmadge area, according to San Diego police. Police are issuing a mandatory evacuations for the 4600-4700 blocks of Norma Dr, Constance Dr and Natalie Dr due to a fire. Lucille Dr and Lorraine Dr is under evacuation warning.   Categories: Local San Diego News

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