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2020 Holiday light displays across San Diego County

Every year homes are adorned with lights but some residents in San Diego County go above and beyond with their holiday decorations. Below is a list of those homes: BANKERS HILL- The Founders House (1st& Ivy) OCEANSIDE- coming soon..   This list is not complete, it is being updated daily. So tune in for more holiday homes. Categories: Local San Diego News

State Sen. Andres Borgeas demands transparency after Newsom orders more shutdowns

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – Senate Sen. Andres Borgeas (R-CA 8th State Sen. District) recently delivered two letters to Governor Newsom requesting he make fundamental adjustments to the existing Blueprint for a Safer Economy and provide imperative data relating to mental health statistics, the achievement gap, domestic violence, and child abuse since the governor’s shutdown order in March. After Governor Newsom announced plans for a “regional stay-at-home order” that will be implemented in areas running low on intensive-care unit beds. Newsom’s order would be triggered when ICU bed availability in a select region falls below 15%. Although no region met that criteria as of Thursday, Newsom said the Southern California region could meet it in a matter of days. Unlike the state’s four-tiered coronavirus monitoring system, which grades every county individually, the new stay-at-home order will apply more broadly to five “regions” in the state: Southern California, the Bay Area, the greater Sacramento area, Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. Senate Sen. Andres Borgeas (R-CA 8th State Sen. District) is demanding transparency after Governor Newsom’s most recent announcement. Borgeas joined KUSI’s Good Evening San Diego to react…

Gaslamp Quarter prepares for more tough times after another lockdown expected

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Gaslamp Quarter is looking a lot different this year. After months of adjusting to constantly changing government regulation amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Governor Newsom has announced stricter regulations are on the way. Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday announced plans for a “regional stay-at-home order” that will be implemented in areas running low on intensive-care unit beds. The order would be triggered when ICU bed availability in a select region falls below 15%. Although no region met that criteria as of Thursday, Newsom said the Southern California region could meet it in a matter of days. Unlike the state’s four-tiered coronavirus monitoring system, which grades every county individually, the new stay-at-home order will apply more broadly to five “regions” in the state: Southern California, the Bay Area, the greater Sacramento area, Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. “The five regions that we have highlighted, most of these, four out of the five, we anticipate as early as the next day or two … that the greater Sacramento, Northern California regions, as well as San Joaquin Valley and Southern California region…

Newsom announces regional stay-at-home order triggered by ICU space

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Again citing rising coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths over the past month, Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday announced plans for a “regional stay-at-home order” that will be implemented in areas running low on intensive-care unit beds. The order would be triggered when ICU bed availability in a select region falls below 15%. Although no region met that criteria as of Thursday, Newsom said the Southern California region could meet it in a matter of days. Unlike the state’s four-tiered coronavirus monitoring system, which grades every county individually, the new stay-at-home order will apply more broadly to five “regions” in the state: Southern California, the Bay Area, the greater Sacramento area, Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. “The five regions that we have highlighted, most of these, four out of the five, we anticipate as early as the next day or two … that the greater Sacramento, Northern California regions, as well as San Joaquin Valley and Southern California region will have reached that 15% or less ICU capacity,” Newsom said. “The Bay Area may have a few extra days — our current…

Willow Fire burns 30 acres in Rancho San Diego, now 50% contained

EL CAJON (KUSI) – A brush fire in the unincorporated Rancho San Diego area near El Cajon burned 30 acres and was 50% contained Thursday morning after destroying one home and damaging six others, authorities said. The fire was reported at about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of Willow Glen Drive and precautionary evacuations were underway for residents in the 2500 block of Wind River Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. At about 1:20 a.m., Cal Fire San Diego reported the fire’s spread had been stopped at 25 acres and the blaze was 5% contained. As of 8 a.m., the blaze was 50% contained and had burned roughly 30 acres, Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots said. The blaze, dubbed the Willow Fire, damaged six structures and destroyed one home. Firefighters were able to get a handle on the fire because it was “boxed in” by the roads and residential communities in the area where it sparked, Shoots said. At around 3:45 a.m., the sheriff’s department announced that all evacuation orders had been lifted for the area impacted by the wildfire.…

Exclusive: Lou Holtz discusses the honor of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) – Just before President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Freedom to Lou Holtz, he joined KUSI’s Lauren Phinney on Good Morning San Diego to explain what the honor meant to him. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor. Holtz graciously took time to speak with KUSI’s Lauren Phinney from inside the White House shortly before the prestigious ceremony. Holtz explained, “this award, although it’s the highest award you can receive, does not define me as who I am as a person. My family and friends define that.” After President Trump presented Holtz with the award, he compared himself to other Americans who have received the award. Holtz said, “you go look at all the people, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, they were recognized for what they did. I’m recognized for what other people did, I never made a block or a tackle. But I did try, to teach people to make good choices. That’s all I’ve ever tried to do, thank you.” The Presidential Medal of Honor Ceremony is below: The official White House release…

Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme discusses his new book, “My Life Beyond the 1320”

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bring up the nickname “The Snake” and Raider fans will think of the late great Kenny Stabler, but gear heads go straight to the greatest drag racer of all time, the iconic Don Purdhomme. In a new book, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme revealed for the first time ever, his incredible life and career on and off of the drag strip. A true legend of the sport, Prudhomme, 69, concluded his 47th year in drag racing in 2009, his 15th season as an owner after logging 32 seasons behind the wheel as one of the sport’s elite drivers. Snake’s remarkable driving career began in 1962 with his first Top Fuel victory at “Smokers March Meet” in Bakersfield, Calif., before ending with 49 NHRA career victories – the sixth most in NHRA history – following his farewell “Final Strike Tour” in 1994. For his career, Prudhomme reached the finals 68 times, posting a remarkable 35 wins in 45 Funny Car finals (.777 win percentage) and 14 wins in 23 Top Fuel finals rounds (.609 win percentage). Overall, he won 389 of 589 rounds…

Strong Santa Ana winds place San Diego County under wildfire warning

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County remained under a red flag warning for extreme fire danger Thursday, as gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity combined to heighten the risk of wildfires and nearly 75,000 local utility customers had their electricity shut off as a precaution. Humidity levels dipping below 10%, sustained 30-plus-mph winds and gusts of 60 mph or higher will create “extremely critical” combustion hazards Thursday in local mountain communities into the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Affected highland areas include those east of Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido and Fallbrook. The warning was effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Saturday for local inland valley and highland areas. The most intensive critical fire- weather conditions were expected to last through Friday morning, meteorologists advised. As of 7:15 a.m. Thursday, peak wind gusts had reached 95 mph on Big Black Mountain in Mesa Grande, followed by 93 mph at Sill Hill, 84 mph in Hellhole Canyon and 77 mph in Boulder Creek, Horse Launch and Hauser Mountain, according to the NWS. San Diego Gas & Electric on Tuesday…

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar on opposition to Newsom’s shutdowns

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County health officials reported 1,217 new COVID-19 cases and 16 additional deaths Wednesday as county leaders urged caution heading into the holiday season. Wednesday’s data raise the county’s totals to 84,638 cases and 1,035 deaths while hospitalizations continue to surge. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported that 739 coronavirus patients were hospitalized as of Wednesday, with 209 of them in intensive care. That compares to 723 reported Tuesday, with 197 in the ICU. The number of people with COVID-19 in area hospitals has nearly tripled from one month ago — 288 were hospitalized on Nov. 1. The 739 is also double the previous peak in mid July. Of the 84,638 cases logged in the county since the start of the pandemic, 4,726 — or 5.6% — have required hospitalization and 1,038 patients – – 1.2% — had to be admitted to an ICU. The total number of people hospitalized for any reason in the county is 4,448 — fairly consistent with the past several months — but the percentage of COVID-19 patients in the region’s…

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