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Back to school means back to girl scouting, virtually

Back to School = Back to Girl Scouts! During the pandemic, Girl Scouts have been going strong, staying connected, meeting safely online to make the world a better place (e.g. making face masks, reaching out to seniors and essential workers), learning new skills, exploring nature and science. Now they’re ready to launch the new Girl Scout year (virtually, for now). The Power Her Promise campaign which helps keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls; the campaign culminates in a free virtual event on Friday, Sept. 25. If you’d like to get your daughter involved in Girl Scouts or make a donation, visit: https://www.sdgirlscouts.org     Categories: Good Morning San Diego

New SANDAG report finds a spike in homicides in first half of 2020

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – From January to June 2020, 52 homicides were reported in the San Diego region, an increase of 37%, compared to the same time in 2019, according to a new report by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division, Crime in the San Diego Region Mid-Year 2020 Statistics. The SANDAG report found that while homicides increased in the first six months of 2020, reported rapes (-20%) and robberies (-10%) decreased, showing the biggest drops in April and May – when social distancing was possibly at its peak. “It is important to note that while homicides are up in the region – and homicides obviously represent one of the most horrendous crimes, – violent crime overall in the San Diego region was down 4% in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 and that homicides represented 1% of the number of violent crimes across the region,” said SANDAG Director of Research and Program Management Dr. Cynthia Burke. “The FBI recently released preliminary mid-year crime numbers and the trends we have seen here reflect those – increases in homicides and…

Owner of Flamin’ Pho and Sushi Bar is tired of the government telling him how to run his business

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego restaurants owners are breathing a sigh of relief after Governor Newsom announced San Diego County will remain in the red tier. The expected move back to the Purple Tier caused an uproar within San Diego County’s business community, even with some of the Republican elected officials. On the other hand, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is taking the opposite approach. Fletcher held a press conference Monday stressing the importance of the lockdowns and even said expedited reopening will result in sharp increase of coronavirus death rates. KUSI’s Dan Plante was in Downtown San Diego where he spoke with the owners of the Flamin’ Pho and Sushi Bar who expressed their frustration with the government ordered shutdowns. The owner, Tariq Wasimi, told Plante he and his partner have been working 12 hour days, seven days a week trying to keep their doors open, while others are just collecting unemployment checks and making more money than them. Wasimi said he has experienced extreme difficulty trying to hire new workers, because the government has gave them no incentive to get back to work. Wasimi…

San Diego high school basketball standout moving to North Carolina

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego prep basketball star Mikey Williams announced he’s transferring to Lake Norman Christian in Charlotte, NC. Williams joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the move and his future on the east coast including college basketball plans. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News, Sports

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