Last Original Tommy’s Hamburger in San Diego to close

The last Original Tommys Hamburger in San Diego is closing down. The announcement brought a lot of disappointment to long-time customers.I’ve been coming here pretty regularly, once every month, said George Wong.Dozens of people rushed in on Tuesday, excited to order a chili burger with chili fries, or even a chili breakfast burrito.Not many places you can get chili on everything, said Walt McColloch.That special blend that comes from, I dont know what they put in it, but its pretty good, said Ivan Acosta.Customers are savoring every bite because it could be a while before they eat this meal again..I guess for the last time, is this the last time? said Albert Federico.The restaurant just announced that its closing the San Diego branch on March 14.Im going to have to move in tonight or something so I can get it more than once, said Darlene Draper.Draper is from Los Angeles where the first branch opened in 1946. The company says that location and 31 others will remain open, but San Diegans will have to drive at least an hour to get their fix.Im shocked its

Snow in Mount Laguna creates a winter wonderland for visitors

MOUNT LAGUNA, Calif. (KGTV) Residents of San Diego County came out in droves Saturday to see snow that has blanketed even lower elevations of the mountains.The base of Mount Laguna looked like a winter wonderland with children throwing snowballs and sledding down hills not normally covered by snow.We usually plan to go up like 40 minutes but theres no reason cause its all here, Kristi Lyons, a San Diego mom, said at the base of the mountain.There are snowball fights. We can make snowmen. Its very fun, said Ali Alusbi, 10.Levi Lyons, 8, came with his parents and was decked out in snow goggles.Its so fun because theres so many mountains to slide down and you can make so many snowballs.At higher elevations, the crowds were even larger with dozens of people sledding down hills and making snowmen.Escondido resident Kulbinder Bains brought his four Siberian Huskies to start training them to pull him in the snow.Its kind of a hobby, Bains said.

Tips for driving home for Thanksgiving

Thousands of San Diegans prepped their cars Wednesday by filling up with gas and putting air in their tires ahead of a long drive home for the holiday. But the drive out of San Diego will take more than a readied engine.Traffics going to take a day to get through, said Benjamin Suarez.Itll take time.I know its going to be crazy, but got to get through it one way or another, Suarez said.AAA says anyone driving out of San Diego on Wednesday should have left before 11 am or after 8 pm. On Thursday, the best time to drive is before 4 pm and after 8 pm.Usually, I have to leave around 6-7 at night, and thats usually when traffic is the worst,” said Eric Guillies.For the first time in four years, San Diegan Eric Guillis was able to head over to his family in Lancaster early. But other drivers weren’t as lucky.Im waiting for my girlfriend to get off, so Ill leave this area around 6 pm,” said Zach Brewster. “Its not a great time to be traveling. Ill probably take another hour, two

Positively San Diego: Many rescued Beagles now thriving in homes across San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Many of the 108 Beagles that arrived in San Diego a few weeks ago are now settling into their forever homes and thriving.It was the greatest day ever when they got here on August 31, said Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society.In the few weeks that happened since then, they’ve nearly all been adopted.About 4,000 Beagles were recently rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia. They were to be sold to animal testing labs. It has been a nationwide effort to get the dogs into loving homes across the country.We didn’t know what to expect, these were animals that grew up in cages, said Weitzman. They lived their whole lives in cages, maybe had never been outside, never really been held by people.He said the 108 Beagles that arrived here weeks ago were given medical exams, microchipped, spayed, and neutered. About 50 of the Beagles remained with the SD Humane Society while the rest went to rescue partners across the region.Weitzman said there were more than 4,400 adoption interest forms for the 50 dogs.45 of

Telehealth and Abortion: Can doctors prescribe abortion pills across state lines?

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) As people around the world react to the Supreme Courts decision on Friday to overturn Roe vs. Wade, there are growing questions about what telehealth options will exist for women in states that ban abortion.ABC 10News reporter Madison Weil spoke with a healthcare attorney about the future of abortion pills nationwide.The discussion around abortion has changed in terms of technology in terms of medication, said Harry Nelson, a California-based attorney and partner at Nelson Hardiman.Nelson specializes in giving legal advice to telehealth providers, many of which provide womens health services. He says today, more than half of all abortions take place privately at home with pills often prescribed virtually sometimes even mailed to patients.Specifically, mifepristone and misoprostol which are the two medications that are used up to 10 weeks in pregnancy, he explained.The question now is will this be an option for women in states where abortion is banned? There will become…all of these questions about where people live and who is allowed to treat them, said Nelson. The general rule is a patient is supposed to be treated in the

Hundreds honor our fallen heroes at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

Richard Voight visits his wife every two weeks at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.I hope as long as I can still walk somehow I will still be here every second week, Voight said.They were married for 57 years before she passed away in 2018. As a veteran, he will be buried next to her.I mean, theres nobody better than her that Ive ever met,” Voight said. “She was a true angel.He usually stands alone while saying his prayer and placing flowers. But on Saturday, hundreds of volunteers joined him.Its really nice. Thats why I was going to mention to that kid thanks for putting that flag there, Voight said.They placed a flag at each grave to honor the veterans and their family members buried there.Its very heart-wrenching,” said Brent Page, a veteran with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. “Being able to honor them a thank you for what they gave for their country for freedom and democracy around the world.Volunteers also read out loud the names etched into the tombstones. So our fallen heroes don’t die twice.They didnt have to do that. But

San Diego County detectives use DNA to identify 1986 Warner Springs murder victim

Claudette Powers has been missing for 37 years. Now, detectives have identified her remains and are trying to find out who killed her.She was my big sister. I mean, I looked up to her, said Laura Freese, Claudette’s sister.Powers grew up on a farm in Michigan with four sisters. Freese is the youngest of them; she says they were all pretty close.I just remember all that times, like have cookouts, or hog roasts on holidays or play baseball or softball out on the front yards, Freese said.Around 1983, Claudette moved to San Diego on her own. She was 21 years old. A few years later, she went missing.It was really hard,” Freese said. “I would ask my mom all the time, ‘Have you tried to find Claudette anymore?’In 1986, a couple found a womans body near a campsite on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Warner Springs. Detectives ruled it a homicide and worked the case for years, but could never identify the victim.She had no ID, no one reported her missing,” said Lisa Brennan, a homicide detective with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. “The case

Caviar, fine wine and bats on display in renovated VIP lounge at Petco Park

Padres fans who splurge and are lucky enough to get access to the renovated VIP club at Petco Park will be treated to fine dining, new art and a live view of players practicing in batting cages through one-way glass.The Blue Shield Home Plate Club has undergone major renovations and is ready for Thursdays opening day.Theres never been more anticipation or excitement for a Padres season than what we have this year, said Padres CEO Erik Greupner Tuesday.Greupner gave reporters and San Diego Councilmember Stephen Whitburn a tour of the newly renovated lounge and a sneak peek of new food and merchandise fans will have access to on Thursday.The VIP lounge, available only to special pre-approved guests, features stunning photography from past Padres games and pieces of history are shown throughout it.At a bar in the lounge is a photo of Johnny Ritchey who broke the color barrier in professional baseball on the west coast in 1948.The VIP menu includes caviar and octopus. Fans with regular tickets will have access to a revamped menu that includes short rib, bacon wrapped jalapenos and street corn infused

San Diego researchers find potential breakthrough to deadly bacteria linked to recalled eye drops

Researchers at the University of California San Diegos School of Medicine believe theyve found a potential cure to a deadly type of bacteria thats been linked to recalled eye drops.A couple of weeks ago the CDC got in touch with researchers at the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics at UCSD.The center has been working for the past five years to use bacteriophages to treat infections that antibiotics cant kill.What it means literally is bacteria eater, said Robert Schooley, professor of medicine in diseases at the university, while describing what bacteriophages are.Researchers say they were able to find a few phages that were able to kill the bacteria in the samples sent by the CDC. But they wont know for sure if its a breakthrough until its been used successfully on a patient.We don’t know whether all of the strains will be exactly the same strain or whether they will all be sensitive the same phage. But we think there’s a good chance that many of them, if not all of them will have at least one phage that will be active against the