Trump recognizes Republican Party of San Diego for annual Lincoln Raegan Dinner

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former president Donald Trump congratulated San Diego Republicans following the party’s prestigious annual Lincoln Raegan Dinner over the weekend. He praised the leaders of the Republican Party of San Diego County by name for their efforts, including Chairwoman Paula Whitsell. Whitsell joined KUSI’s Teresa Sardina to discuss the dinner and what she hopes the party can accomplish in the coming election. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending

Thieves remove ATM from Chula Vista gas station

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – Thieves stole an ATM out of a convenience store in Chula Vista today by smashing the shop’s front window with a truck, pulling out the cash machine and loading it on the back of the pickup, police said. The theft happened at 4:07 a.m. at the Chevron gas station on Melrose Avenue and Orange Avenue, according to Lt. Lamar Barrett of the Chula Vista Police Department. An employee was in the restroom at the time of the theft, which took less than a minute, the lieutenant said. The employee was unharmed. Based on surveillance video of the theft, Barrett said about three or four suspects used a chain to pull the machine from the store’s floor and into the back of the Ford F-250 truck. Categories: KUSI

Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Districts want to leave the San Diego County Water Authority

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Districts want to leave the San Diego County Water Authority because of high costs. The water district’s say the San Diego County Water Authority is not serving San Diegans well, and they want to join a different authority in Riverside County. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with executives from the Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Authorities live on Good Morning San Diego (above), as they explained the troubles the County Water Authority is putting on them. General Manager of the Rainbow Municipal Water District, Tom Kennedy, said that they have been wanting to leave for over three years, and called out the county for hiring an expensive team of lawyer’s to prevent them from leaving. San Diego’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was set to vote on the issue Monday, but instead, they voted to table the option to August 7, to give staff time to come up with other options. But Sunday on Good Morning San Diego, Vice Chair of the San Diego Water Authority, Nick Serrano, explained his perspective of the situation (below). Serrano also serves

Dr. Eric McDonald Appointed Interim Director Of Health And Human Services

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric McDonald was Monday named interim Health and Human Services Agency director by Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer, replacing the outgoing Nick Macchione. According to a county statement, McDonald is expected to hold the position into 2024 as the county “conducts extensive local engagement about what the community is seeking in the next leader of HHSA.” The agency has nearly 8,000 employees who directly provide services to more than a third of the region’s residents. “Having worked with Dr. McDonald for more than 10 years, I have personally experienced his calm, insightful leadership,” Robbins-Meyer said. “He is community focused and inspires confidence as we undertake everyday activities and during emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. I am grateful he has agreed to step in and provide his vision as we chart the course for the agency’s future.” McDonald and County Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten were among the most visible people responding to the pandemic. “Dr. McDonald was instrumental in keeping our communities safe during our county’s COVID-19 response, and I am excited to see him step

Memorial Day SR-76 pileup victim identified as 65-year-old Orange County man

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities have publicly identified a 65-year-old Orange County man who was killed in a Memorial Day pileup allegedly caused by an intoxicated driver on a rural road near Pala Casino. Manh Nguyen of Fountain Valley was headed west on state Route 76 when an eastbound Toyota Camry veered into his path and struck his Lexus GS-350 near Magee Road shortly after 9 p.m. May 29, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office and California Highway Patrol. The collision led to subsequent crashes of two other vehicles, a Hyundai Santa Fe and a Jeep Laredo, CHP public-affairs Officer Hunter Gerber said. Nguyen died at the scene. The other motorists, a passenger in the Toyota and another person who had been riding in the Jeep suffered minor to moderately series injuries in the accident. The driver of the Camry, 23-year-old Bianca Anahy Hernandez of Pauma Valley, was treated at a hospital before being booked into county jail on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter, Gerber said. Categories: Traffic & Accidents

SDSU Summer League: Ramona 66, Granite Hills 63

  Summer league basketball for the prepsters out at SDSU, this game featuring Granite Hills and Ramona. A competitive game the whole time, so much so, that it went into overtime. A 3-point shot by the Bulldogs Chase Newman in the last 45 seconds of OT sealed the deal for Ramona. They take home the 66-63 victory.   Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Granite Hills HS, Ramona HS

San Diego Police shoot and kill armed man at San Ysidro Trolley Station

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego Police officer shot and killed an armed man at the San Ysidro trolley station, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday at the station on San Ysidro Boulevard, SDPD Officer John Buttle told the San Diego Union-Tribune. Police received a report of an armed man who was “foaming at the mouth” on a trolley headed from the Iris Avenue Transit Center to the San Ysidro station, the Union-Tribune reported citing scanner traffic. Transit security officers saw the man at the San Ysidro station and told police the suspect was holding a gun in his hand and was “throwing up gang signs,” the Union-Tribune said. The man was held at gun point and was listening to commands, then police reported shots fired, and the suspect was shot in the face and chest, the Union-Tribune said, according to scanner traffic. Officers recovered a gun at the scene. Paramedics arrived, but the man was declared dead before he could be taken to a hospital. Under protocol, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were investigating the shooting.

Jason Cabel Roe blames Trump for past GOP election losses as more candidates enter 2024 race

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, has officially entered the 2024 Presidential race. Pence will be campaigning against Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Asa Hutchinson and Tim Scott, among others, for the GOP nomination. Republican strategist Jason Cabel Roe joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to explain what Pence’s entrance into the race will do, and which existing candidate may be hurt the most by it. Chris Christie is also expected to officially announce his candidacy, and Cabel Roe believes Christie’s brash personality is most likely to attract supporters of Donald Trump. But, Cabel Roe acknowledged Donald Trump always outperforms conventional wisdom from the political experts. Cabel Roe also noted that the announcements from these candidates could be attempts to get cabinet positions, or they seriously think they can win the nomination. Cabel Roe pointed out a lot of people love Trump for what he did as president, but blamed Trump for GOP election losses in 2018, 2020 and 2022. The first GOP primary debate will be held on August 23, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconson. Categories: