San Diego Unified unveils first student-run food truck

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego Unified School District unveils its first student-designed and-operated food truck. “We are actually empowering kids to build their own business and then also learn skills along the way that they can use here in school, but also in their years beyond high school,” Intuit’s Silke Bradford said. The program is in partnership with Intuit – the maker of Turbotax, Quickbooks and other small business tools. They donated the food truck, equipped with a fully operational commercial-grade kitchen, allowing SDUSD’S College, Career and Technical Education students to develop technical, financial and entrepreneurial skills needed to run a business. “We have five culinary programs across the district, so we wanted to make sure that there was a way that all of them could be involved. So they all worked on thinking about what could be the name of the truck, what they want to sell and we could all use it and share it across the district,” said Sarah Vielma, Director of SDUSD’s College, Career Technical Education Studies. Arson investigation underway after cars in FOX 5 parking lot set on fire Senior

Carlsbad pilot hoping to ‘land on common ground’ with residents over Palomar airport concerns

CARLSBAD, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — Residents in Carlsbad are complaining about the noise from the McClellan-Palomar Airport for weeks, and now a pilot is responding. Despite the loud sounds that come from planes overhead, one pilot told FOX 5, right now, it’s the safest route for them to take. Tuesday night, the City of Carlsbad took a step forward to address both the noise and the people who fly out of Palomar often. Leaders there have been proactive over the past few weeks, when it comes to finding common ground between the people who live nearby and pilots. While residents have stressed in the past that pilots may be violating certain rules, at the end of the day, those up in the air say air traffic control has final say. “I don’t fly to annoy the neighbors, I fly because I love to fly, and I love to be in the air,” said Carlsbad resident, pilot, and President of the Palomar Airport Association Alan Baldus. Whether he’s taking off to the skies, or landing on the tarmac, it’s more than a mere hobby for Baldus.

Sex offender suspected of entering woman’s apartment arrested

EL CAJON, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — A sex offender on active parole was arrested Monday after he allegedly entered a woman’s apartment without her knowledge, authorities said. Around 10:20 a.m., the 36-year-old man was in the woman’s apartment and grabbed a purse when the woman confronted him, Lt. Keith MacArthur with the El Cajon Police Department said in a news release Tuesday. The man left the apartment as the woman’s daughter called police. Arson investigation underway after cars in FOX 5 parking lot set on fire Shortly after, authorities located the suspect, identified as Samuel Salas, a homeless man of San Diego. Police found keys from the apartment’s management office during his arrest. Salas, who was released from custody on Saturday, has an arrest history including failing to comply with his parole conditions in December 2023. according to police. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact ECPD at 619-579-3311. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 888-580-8477.

Testimony resumes in 2021 killing of Cathedral Catholic High School teacher

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — On Tuesday, there was more testimony on day two of the murder trial of a beloved high school teacher. Jesse Milton Alvarez is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s fiancé and teacher. Nine people took to the stand in the courtroom for day two of the trial. The testimonies included neighbors of Alvarez and near the crime scene, expert witnesses from the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office and two shooting ranges. The prosecutor also showed photos of inside Alvarez’s house during the execution of a search warrant. Prosecutors allege Alvarez became obsessed and jealous when his ex-girlfriend got engaged and ultimately killed the fiancé. However, Alvarez’s attorney is claiming self-defense. Tuesday’s testimonies centered around the evidence that was gathered. Of the nine people called, the court heard from neighbors near Alvarez’s home and from the North Park crime scene, testifying to giving police surveillance footage. The North Park neighbor also testified to hearing bang noises the day of the shooting. The court also heard from several expert witnesses. Alvarez is charged on suspicion of murdering

County of San Diego considers asking Biden to shut down border

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — In response to Border Patrol agents releasing thousands of migrants at transit centers around San Diego in recent days, the County Board of Supervisors considered asking President Joe Biden to shut down the border as a way to “prevent street releases of asylum seekers.” Supervisors also debated how to seek federal funding to keep a migrant welcome center open permanently to avoid migrants being released in public. Since Friday, more than 2,000 asylum seekers have been released at transit centers in San Diego County according to Supervisor Jim Desmond. Both issues led to hours-long debate and public comment during Tuesday’s meeting. Border Patrol continues dropping off migrants at public transit centers in San Diego “When Ukrainians arrived in 2022, we welcomed them with open arms, which is exactly what we should’ve done,” said one woman, “But why is it, when the majority of asylum-seekers are Black and Asian, there’s a call to shut down the border.” Others who spoke were very much in favor of shutting down the border. Migrants dropped off by Border Patrol agents at Iris Avenue trolley

3.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Borrego Springs

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck the rural East County area Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake occurred around 2:50 p.m. roughly 11 miles north of Borrego Springs at a depth of 7.15 miles. Arson investigation underway after cars in FOX 5 parking lot set on fire The earthquake could be felt as far west as Mira Mesa and Del Mar, according to the USGS Shake Map. There were no reports of damages or injuries as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday related to the quake.

The congressional candidates running to represent San Diego County

SAN DIEGO — This primary election, voters are casting their ballots for who they want to represent them in Washington. Five congressional districts make up San Diego County, with some districts also covering parts of neighboring counties. Not sure which congressional district you’re in? Find out by entering your ZIP code on House.gov. Below is a breakdown of the candidates in each district race. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order, with incumbents at the top. District 48   District 48 is comprised of central and eastern San Diego County — including Santee, Poway, Escondido, Lakeside, Alpine, Escondido, Ramona, Valley Center, Bonsall and Fallbrook — as well as Temecula and Murrieta in Riverside County. Incumbent Darrell Issa (R) is running for re-election in District 48. He is a retired U.S. Army captain and former CEO who has served as a lawmaker in various districts since 2000. Issa supports securing the border, defunding Planned Parenthood, and the Second Amendment. Read more about his stance on issues on his website. Issa is endorsed by Donald Trump, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, former San

IRS postponing tax filing deadline for San Diegans impacted by January flooding

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The IRS is postponing the tax filing deadline for California residents impacted by the late January atmospheric river storm and flooding. The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday residents in California impacted by the Jan. 22 flooding now have until June 17, 2024 to file individual and business tax returns for 2023, and to make any tax payments. San Diegans impacted by Jan. 22 floods can now apply for FEMA assistance The tax relief is being offered to parts of California that were designated as a disaster area by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which includes impacted San Diego County residents. The late January storm left three people dead and more than 800 homes damaged in San Diego County. San Diego’s Assistance Center now virtual in aftermath of flooding Following President Biden’s disaster declaration, residents and business owners impacted by the flooding can apply for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App. Individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area that suffered uninsured or unreimbursed disaster-related losses can claim them on either their tax return for

Did you smell it? Bad odor reported Tuesday across San Diego

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — People across San Diego are reporting a bad smell Tuesday morning, and the cause of it is still unknown. Reports are circulating on social media and multiple calls to police came in early Tuesday morning of a burning or chemical smell in several areas across San Diego. Some employees at FOX 5/KUSI even reported smelling the odor before coming into work Tuesday morning. 2024 solar eclipse: San Diego to have best view of solar eclipse in California But San Diego Fire-Rescue Spokesperson Mónica Muñoz told FOX 5/KUSI they have not found an active fire or any hazards that would have caused the smell at this time. They are investigating after receiving at least eight odor investigation calls between 6:49 a.m. and 8:19 a.m. Reports of the odor have been widespread, with reports coming in from Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, La Mesa, North Park, Point Loma, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley, Mission Beach, Kearny Mesa, Serra Mesa, Tierrasanta, University Heights, San Carlos, Alpine, Santee, and downtown, even as far north as Poway and Escondido and as far east as Jamul.