Window washer plunges to his death off East Village high-rise

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A window washer working on a high-rise near Petco Park plunged eight floors to his death Wednesday, authorities said. The fatal fall occurred shortly before noon at 14th Street and National Avenue in the East Village, according to the San Diego Police Department. The worker died at the scene, SDPD Officer John Buttle said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification, and the circumstances of the fatality were under investigation. Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents

18-year-old Carlsbad native will compete in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

CARLSBAD (KUSI) – One San Diegan is about to make her Olympic debut at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Carlsbad native Tessa Maud, US Snowboard Halfpipe Olympic athlete, is only 18-years-old and already on her way to the world stage for snowboarding. Maud herself joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on “Good Morning San Diego” to discuss her Olympic debut. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News

Homeless intake at shelters across the county have been capped for months

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Intake at homeless shelters all across the county have been capped due in part to COVID-19 rules. That means homeless San Diegans have nowhere to stay if they’re not already at a shelter. Deacon Jim Vargas, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss the situation. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Health, KUSI, Local San Diego News

New policy could prevent new drive-thru restaurants opening near transit hubs

DOWNTOWN (KUSI) – A new policy is making its way through City staff that would ban new drive-thru restaurants from opening near transit hubs. San Diego’s Land Use and Housing Committee has already sent the proposal down to City staff to gather more community input on the issue. The policy itself states that putting new drive-thrus around public transport hubs is inconsistent with the City’s climate action plan. Should it pass, it would only apply to new food drive-thrus as existing food drive-thrus would be allowed to stay. Non-food drive-thrus such as pharmacies and banks would not be impacted by this policy. KUSI’s Matt Prichard was live from Downtown Wednesday evening with more details. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

San Jose approves rule requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Jose officials have approved a regulation to require all gun owners in the city to purchase and carry liability insurance, and require an annual fee for all gun owners. Here in San Diego, the County Board of Supervisors has passed a “ghost gun” ordinance and are requiring safe firearm storage. Michael Schwartz, Executive Director, San Diego County Gun Owners PAC, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss these new gun regulations. Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

Dr. Kelly Victory discusses latest state bills on child vaccinations

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Democrats have recently introduced a bill that would allow children 12-years-old and up to receive vaccinations without parental consent. SB 866 was introduced by Sen. Scott Weiner from San Francisco. This comes as state lawmakers are also considering a measure that would require all K-12 students in the state to get vaccinated. As outlined in that bill, unvaccinated students would not be allowed to attend class. The proposed law would add the COVID-19 vaccine to the state’s list of required school vaccinations. Currently, children must be immunized against 10 diseases in order to attend school. Some of those include: polio, whooping cough, measles, mumps, chicken pox, and meningitis. Dr. Kelly Victory, Emergency Medicine and Disaster Specialist, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss state’s bills on child vaccinations. Categories: California News, Coronavirus, Good Evening San Diego, Health, KUSI, Politics

Farmers Insurance Open Round 1

It was a quiet day as far as attendance at the Farmers Insurance Open for Round 1, but it was still an exciting day of golf. As far as the locals are concerned, Xander Shauffele having the best day out the five local guys participating, he finished the day at 4 under. The other 4 locals having to get things started on the feared south course, giving Xander a bit of a leg up. But, the rest of the weekend should be interesting as they all look to make the cut on Thursday.   Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Farmers Insurance Open

New book, ‘Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates’

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Face masks have been a hotly contested issue as a result of the pandemic and continue to be enforced across the country. The debate continues over the effectiveness of these face coverings. Author of the book, “Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates,” Ian Miller, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss the contents of his book. Categories: Coronavirus, Good Evening San Diego, KUSI, National & International News