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Police officers go school supplies shopping with low-income students

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Unified School District held a shopping spree today for 30 Hancock Elementary School students ahead of the 2019-2020 school year. Each student was paired with an SDPD officer for the fourth annual “True Blue” buddies event. Each pairing received a $150 gift card to the Mission Valley Target store, allowing the third, fourth and fifth grade students to buy school supplies, new clothes and shoes and a backpack for the school year, which begins Aug. 26. Participating students were chosen based on need, according to the district. The group includes students from low-income families, military families and homeless families. The students will continue their partnership with SDPD through a mentorship program that lasts through the school year. “San Diego Unified is committed to giving students the tools they need to get involved and make a positive change in the world — in their classroom, on the playground, in the cafeteria, school-wide, in the community and beyond,” the district said in a statement. “Programs like this encourage students to make good choices every…

Flavors of San Diego is a culinary fundraiser for the American Liver Foundation

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Flavors of San Diego is a culinary fundraiser that provides guests with the opportunity of having a top local chef prepare a multi-course tableside dinner.  The event is also the American Liver Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. Liver disease affects 1 in 10 Americans in their lifetime. The American Liver Foundation is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of viral hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education and advocacy on behalf of those affected by or at risk of liver disease. Proceeds from the Gala will directly benefit the American Liver Foundation’s Pacific Coast Division, helping the Foundation in the fight against all liver diseases. Laurie Ganz, Events Manager at the American Liver Foundation, was at KUSI along with Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s Executive Sous Chef Khalifa Garnaj, who cooked some very tasty scallops for us. 2019 Flavors of San Diego Participating Chefs: Jeffrey Strauss, Pamplemousse Grill Marcus Twilegar, Bivouac Chris Aguirre, Crown Landing at Loews Coronado Bay Resort Maria Crow, Baker & Olive Jeff Jake, Fairmont Grand Del Mar Tyler Smith, Hilton Mission Valley Aron Schwartz,…

Health officials confirm first flu death of this year’s flu season

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Health officials today confirmed the first influenza- related death of the 2019/2020 flu season in San Diego County. The county’s Health and Human Services Agency reported that a 74-year-old Chula Vista man died Aug. 15 due to complications from Influenza B. The man, whose name was withheld, also had additional medical issues, according to county health officials. The county tracks flu activity year-round during each flu season, which corresponds with the county’s fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. Health officials didn’t confirm the first flu death in each of the last two flu seasons until October. “Influenza deaths can occur at any time since influenza circulates throughout the year,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county’s interim deputy public health officer. “The elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of developing complications from influenza.” Since July 1, health officials have confirmed 106 flu cases throughout the county. At this time in the last two flu seasons, officials had confirmed just 26 cases in 2018 and 114 in 2017. The 2017/2018 flu season resulted in…

U.S. budget deficit expected to exceed $1 trillion next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday. The return of $1 trillion annual deficits comes despite Trump’s vow when running for office that he would not just balance the budget but pay down the entire national debt. “The nation’s fiscal outlook is challenging,” said Phillip Swagel, director of the nonpartisan CBO. “Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unsustainable course.” The office upped this year’s deficit projection by $63 billion and the cumulative deficit projection for the next decade by $809 billion. The higher deficit projections come even as the CBO reduced its estimate for interest rates, which lowers borrowing costs, and as it raised projections for economic growth in the near term. The number crunchers at CBO projected that the deficit for the current fiscal year will come to $960 billion. In the next fiscal year, which begins Oct.…

Health officials identify third location of possible measles exposure

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Health officials today added a third potential exposure location related to San Diego County’s second confirmed measles case of the year. Members of the public may have been exposed to the virus at the Min Sok Chon Korean Restaurant at 4620 Convoy St. on Aug. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. The other potential exposure locations, announced Tuesday, are the 85 Degree Bakery Cafe at 3361 Rosecrans St. on Aug. 15-18 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as the Ralphs supermarket at 3011 Alta View Drive on Aug. 16 from roughly 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The infected person — whose name, gender and age were not disclosed — was exposed to an 11-month-old infant who contracted measles earlier this month after a trip to the Philippines. The county did not disclose if the person had been hospitalized since contracting the virus. Measles develops one to three weeks after exposure and symptoms can include fever, cough, a runny nose and red eyes. The virus’ red rash generally appears within…

Southwestern College and Economic Development Council to host workforce summit

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 200 educators and business owners will be at a workforce summit at Southwestern College this week. The South County Economic Development Council helped organize the event and hopes it will encourage conversation between industry people and educators. The event will be Friday, Aug. 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dean of Southwestern College Workforce Development Jennifer Lewis and CEO of the South County Economic Development Council Cindy Gompper-Graves were at KUSI to talk about the upcoming summit. Categories: Local San Diego News

Man who shot sleeping neighbor in Poway charged with murder, pleads not guilty

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Murder and other felony charges were filed today against a 20-year-old probationer who allegedly fired a gunshot toward his brother, missing him but inadvertently killing a next-door neighbor asleep in his bed. Manuula Save is accused in the Saturday morning death of Michael Walker, 38, who was shot about 1:45 a.m. by a bullet that traveled through a bedroom wall in the defendant’s apartment and into the victim’s unit in the 13400 block of Midland Road. Walker was hit once in the abdomen and died at a hospital about an hour later. Save faces life imprisonment if convicted of murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, assault with a semi-automatic firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He pleaded not guilty. Deputy District Attorney Kristie Nikoletich said the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument and physical fight between Save and his older brother. Following the argument, Save retrieved a gun and fired at his sibling “to show his brother he wasn’t scared of him,” the prosecutor alleged. Save then allegedly hid the 9mm firearm, which he was not allowed…

Deputy shot and wounded outside a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy was shot and wounded when someone opened fire outside a Los Angeles County sheriff’s station. Deputy Lillian Peck says authorities set up a perimeter Wednesday near the Lancaster station to search for the shooter. Peck says the wounded deputy was standing with colleagues in a parking lot when gunfire erupted. She says the deputy was hospitalized in unknown condition after being hit in a shoulder. Deputies are clearing nearby buildings to determine where the shots came from. Peck says the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear. The sheriff’s station is surrounded by shops and restaurants in a downtown area of the desert city with160,000 residents about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles. Categories: California News

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