Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatal on-set shooting

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Halyna Hutchins was killed on Oct. 21, 2021 when a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin went off on the movie set of unfinished film ‘Rust’. Baldwin and the set armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, have both been charged with two counts of involuntary man-slaughter. Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Watkins joined KUSI’s Rafer Weigel to discuss the details of the charges.  Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, National & International News, Trending

Cave-dwelling homeless may exacerbate cliff collapse in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A cliff collapse in Pacific Beach the night of Jan. 18 at roughly 1:00 a.m. prompted a public discussion surrounding the homeless that have been camping in cliffside caves in recent years. The question of whether transient campers worsen unstable cliffs sparked controversy and worry amongst locals. KUSI’s Dan Plante went live in Pacific Beach with details. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Construction to continue at Friendship Park despite upset interest groups

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Construction will continue at Friendship Park despite public backlash at future federal border plans. The park is a unique border location where people from across the border can meet with family members and visit with friends without crossing the actual border. The plans were announced in January of 2023 to continue with the construction of a 30-foot wall near friendship park. The walls will not go into the park or remove the park, but they will damage the surrounding garden.   Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending

Local legislators comment on YMCA and transgender inclusion law

SANTEE (KUSI) – Last week, a 17-year-old girl made national headlines after speaking out about an incident involving herself and a naked man using the Santee YMCA women’s locker room. Rebecca Phillips shared her scary experience while speaking in front of the Santee City Council, as she noted that staff essentially ignored all of her concerns, since the other person identifies as a women. Phillips’ speech went viral, making national headlines, as not many victims speak out about uncomfortable situations like this one. After her story gained national coverage, the YMCA in Santee closed early on Wednesday, Jan. 18, after the administrators were made aware of a protest(s) scheduled on the campus. Local leaders began to speak on the bathroom incident shortly after the night of the protests. Rep. Darrell Issa of California’s 48th Congressional District joined KUSI’s Rafer Weigel to discuss his opinions on existing trans0rights laws. In his professional opinion, he suggested the law be clarified and rewritten to protect underage individuals from nude interactions with the opposite sex. He added that transitioned individuals deserve rights and protections too. (Below) KUSI’s Rafer Weigel covered

Onesie Volleyball tournament returns to San Diego, Jan. 21

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The seventh annual Onesie Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at South Ponto State Beach in Carlsbad. Spectators are invited to come watch dozens of San Diegans dressed in onesie pajamas play volleyball for a great cause. All proceeds go to local organizations. Fun Chad and Henry Peters, organizers of the event, joined KUSI’s Hunter Sowards with event details and the story behind the it all. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

SDCCD terminates three employees for vaccine refusal

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three SDCCD employees were let go from their positions on Jan. 19 after refusing to get vaccinated. Each of the individuals had an accepted religious exemption. KUSI’s Lindsey Fukano went live with details on the three terminated employees and seven others who were still at risk of losing their jobs.   Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending

Pacific Ridge alum Sierra Enge ready to make waves; being taken by the Wave FC with the No. 13 overall pick

The hometown kid, Sierra Enge’s wildest dreams coming true as the San Diego Wave FC’s drafts her with their 2nd round pick and going No. 13 overall. Enge was a standout athlete at Pacific Ridge High School in Carlsbad, and went on to play for Stanford women’s soccer team where she was apart of winning three Pac-12 titles and one NCAA championship. The next chapter? Playing in front of thousands upon thousands at Snapdragon Stadium in the NWSL in front of friends and family.. and alongside someone she has looked up to, Alex Morgan. The NWSL regular season begins March 25.   Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: San Diego Wave FC

City responds to epidemic of potholes following significant rainstorms

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego city officials said today additional work crews will be dispatched to address a citywide spike in potholes that followed the recent rainfall in the region. According to the city, “dozens of additional teams” will be assigned this week to make pothole repairs across the city. While typically up to nine two-person teams are available daily to complete pothole repairs, the city says around 150 employees will be assigned to make repairs after the recent storms. City officials say the rainfall has increased the city’s daily average pothole reports from 200 to a backlog of more than 1,600. “We are taking an `all hands on deck’ approach to filling potholes after the significant amount of rain we experienced recently,” said Eric K. Dargan, San Diego chief operating officer. “Our teams have been cleaning up from the storms and they will be out seven days per week filling potholes until we can get caught up on these repairs.” San Diegans can report potholes on the Get It Done application or by calling 619-527-7500. The application can be downloaded at https://www.sandiego.gov/get-it-done. Categories: