Relief and disaster organization asking for community’s help so they can keep helping San Diego flood victims

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A relief and disaster organization that’s been helping flood victims in San Diego County is turning to the community for help. It’s part of the group’s Week of Giving, which they say aims to keep a spotlight on those victims. While they have given out a lot, they say the work is far from over. Local leaders help flood victims transition to longer-term housing San Diego Foundation, in partnership with “Volunteer Organizations Active In Disaster,” is launching a “Week of Giving” five months after devastating floods wiped out hundreds of homes in some of San Diego’s poorest communities. The organization is asking the community for donations, supplies and volunteers. Temporary hotel vouchers ending for hundreds of San Diego flood victims “The other weekend we ended up with case managers going out and canvassing the streets where we were, and we found another five or so homes that had still not done any work,” said Beverly Brown, chair, San Diego Foundation. Hundreds of families are still displaced, living in hotels or couch hoping while some are living in their garages as

City leaders meet behind closed doors on homeless projects, as opponents protest outside

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — City of San Diego leaders held a closed door meeting Monday about the future of potential homeless shelter. The plan to buy a facility near Little Italy that could house more than 1,000 people has gotten some pushback in the community. San Diego mayor unveils homeless shelter plan — the largest yet Outside City Hall Monday, a small group of people protested the plans. City leaders meet behind closed doors on homeless projects, as opponents protest outside (FOX 5/KUSI) New renderings from the owner of the Kettner and Vine proposed homeless shelter in Little Italy shows what it could look like to house 1,000 homeless people amid the bustling downtown area. Conceptual renderings of Kettner and Vine proposed homeless shelter in Little Italy (Courtesy: Doug Hamm) Conceptual renderings of Kettner and Vine proposed homeless shelter in Little Italy (Courtesy: Doug Hamm) City leaders met for a four-hour long closed session on Monday to discuss several big items on the agenda, possibly the biggest being the large homeless shelter. “The Council will meet with its negotiators for an update on the

Fourth of July fireworks: Big Bay Boom, SeaWorld, Legoland and more holding fireworks shows

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego will soon be lit up by fireworks. Fourth of July is just under a month away and lands on a Thursday this year. Whether you’re planning to attend a fireworks show or Fourth of July celebration, or if you just want to watch fireworks with the family from the comfort of your home, there are many options this Fourth of July in San Diego County. Big Bay Boom San Diego Bay will light up with fireworks when the Port of San Diego puts on its Big Bay Boom fireworks show. The annual fireworks display will start at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The show can be seen from the northern and central parts of San Diego Bay. The most popular areas to watch are at Shelter Island, Spanish Landing Park, Harbor Island, Embarcadero Parks North & South, Seaport Village, Cesar Chavez Park and Coronado Ferry Landing, the event website states.   Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and bring a radio to tune in to 100.7 BIG FM. For those who

Here’s how texting will be different after Apple’s iOS 18 update

(NEXSTAR) – On top of the new AI-powered features Apple announced at its World Wide Developers Conference on Monday are several changes coming to the way you’ll be texting with the next iPhone software update. iOS 18 will give iPhone users new options when it comes to customizing their home screen, searching for photos, and categorizing email. You may also notice a few major changes to iMessage, Apple’s texting and messaging app. First up, there’s good news for those texting between iPhones and Androids. Apple says its Messages app now supports RCS or Rich Communication Services. What that means is you’ll be able to send higher resolution images and videos to your friends and family, and group chats should work more reliably. Read receipts – an option to show the person you’re talking to that you’ve seen their message – will also start working with green texts. ‘Immersive’ phone calls are the future of communication, Nokia says. But what are they? Another change has to do with reacting to an iMessage (or “tapbacks”, as Apple calls them). Currently, you can give a message a heart, thumbs

New beach-themed bar and restaurant gearing up for grand opening in Pacific Beach

Above: A Nexstar video on how much restaurant-goers should tip on a take-out order. SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A new beach-themed bar and restaurant is opening in late June in Pacific Beach. Located just a block away from the Pacific Ocean and crystal pier, Hideaway Pacific Beach is opening on June 20, 2024 at the intersection of Garnet and Mission Boulevard. Barrio Logan’s Salud Tacos closes its doors “Home of the PB 2 oz. pour,” the new beach bungalow-themed spot is holding a grand opening celebration on June 20 and you’re invited. The restaurant and bar offers California-inspired spins on American classics including a pizza bar with a wood-fired pizza oven, two full cocktail bars with craft cocktails and 30 local beers on tap, appetizers, soups, salads, wings, burgers and sandwiches, entrees, and after dinner treats, with a brunch menu coming soon, according to their website. New Italian restaurant brings the tastes of ancient Rome to San Diego The new spot will also have a dance floor with guest DJs and themed nights, an open air patio and old-school memorabilia. A sibling to Tower12 in

Jury deliberates in Hunter Biden gun case

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Just one week after it began, the federal trial of Hunter Biden is coming to a close. On Monday the jury began deliberating whether to find the president’s son guilty of three felony crimes for allegedly buying a gun while addicted to drugs.  During closing arguments, prosecutors say they showed that Hunter Biden lied on a federal form about his drug use while buying a gun in 2018.  Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein says the prosecution checked all the boxes in this case.  “They’ve introduced evidence that shows they have proof that the defendant knew he was an addict and was in fact absolutely abusing,” Weinstein said.  However, the defense argued Hunter didn’t consider himself an addict when he filled out the form. “Did he knowingly sign that form? And the defense has presented enough that one or more jurors may not think so,” Weinstein said.  Over the past week the jury heard emotional testimony from multiple members of the Biden family about Hunter’s issues with addiction.  NewsNation contributor and Attorney A. Scott Bolden says that may strike a chord with some

Jurors in Hunter Biden’s gun trial begin deliberating whether he’s guilty of federal firearm charges

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors in Hunter Biden’s gun trial began deliberating Monday whether the president’s son is guilty of federal firearms charges over a revolver he bought in 2018 when prosecutors say he was addicted to crack cocaine. Hunter Biden is charged with three felonies in the case that has laid bare some of the darkest moments of his drug-fueled past. Prosecutors have used testimony from former romantic partners, personal text messages and photos of Hunter Biden with drug paraphernalia or partially clothed to make the case that he broke the law. “No one is above the law,” prosecutor Leo Wise told jurors in his closing argument as first lady Jill Biden watched from the front row of the Wilmington, Delaware, courtroom. Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before leaving the courthouse for the day. Deliberations were to resume Tuesday morning. President Joe Biden’s son has publicly detailed his struggle with a crack cocaine addiction before getting sober more than five years ago. But the defense sought to show that that he did not consider himself an “addict” when he bought the gun

Man stabbed in neck after apparent dispute over a bicycle: SDPD

Above: A Nexstar video on resources available to crime victims. SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A man was stabbed in the neck Sunday night in Mission Valley East, San Diego police said. The incident was reported around 10:45 p.m. in the area of 7700 Hazard Center Drive. According to SDPD, the victim, identified as a man in his 40s, was walking up to a store when the suspect yelled at him to stay away from his bicycle, which was near the door to the store. The suspect then walked up to the man and cut him in the neck with an unknown object, SDPD said. He sustained a one-inch laceration and was transported to a nearby hospital after the incident for treatment. Authorities added the injury is not life-threatening. Man shot in back in El Cerrito; No suspect identified The suspect was last seen leaving the scene on a bicycle, heading towards Hazard Center Drive. He was described as being about 5-foot-11-inches tall and roughly 170 lbs. with short hair, according to SDPD. He was last wearing a burgundy long sleeve shirt. His age is

Prosecutor says ‘no one is above the law’ as he urges jurors to convict Hunter Biden in gun case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that “no one is above the law” as he urged jurors to convict President Joe Biden’s son Hunter on charges that he lied about his drug use when he bought a gun in 2018. The evidence is “overwhelming” that Hunter Biden knew he was in the throes of a crack addiction when he marked on a mandatory gun-purchase form that he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs, prosecutor Leo Wise told jurors in his closing argument. The prosecutor acknowledged the intensely personal evidence that laid bare some of the darkest moments of Hunter Biden’s drug-fueled past. That included emotional testimony from his former romantic partners, personal text messages and photos of him holding a crack pipe and partly clothed. “The evidence was personal. It was ugly, and it was overwhelming,” Wise said. “It was also absolutely necessary.” Wise pointed to text messages that the prosecutor said showed Hunter trying to make drug deals on the day before the gun purchase and the day after. “He knew he was using drugs. That’s what the evidence shows.

Fans offered free tickets after George Lopez walks out of California casino show

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Attendees of a recent George Lopez show in California are getting full reimbursement as an apology after the comedian walked out 30 minutes early during his set Friday evening. Eagle Mountain Casino staff say Lopez “let down his fans” when the show unexpectedly ended early. “Once Lopez walked to his dressing room, he nor his team offered an apology to the casino team or guests nor any explanation as to why Mr. Lopez did not want to continue and left 15 minutes later and was transported back to Porterville airport by Eagle Mountain Casino transportation,” the casino said in a statement Sunday. In a social media post addressing the incident, the casino’s statement suggested Lopez’s departure was due to hecklers, adding that there were opportunities for his team to escort anyone out. ‘Shocked’: George Lopez walks out on Eagle Mountain Casino audience In a statement provided to TMZ, George Lopez’s team responded by saying the casino failed to provide a good experience for both the artist and the fans, describing the audience as overserved and unruly, and adding that the casino

Hunter Biden’s lawyers rest their defense in his trial on federal gun charges

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hunter Biden’s lawyers rested their case Monday in the federal criminal trial of the president’s son, who is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a gun in 2018, according to news reports. Prosecutors have argued the evidence is clear that Hunter Biden was in the throes of addiction when he checked “no” on the form at the gun shop that asked whether he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to” drugs. Hunter Biden’s addiction struggles before getting sober more than five years ago are well documented. But defense lawyers argued that prosecutors failed to prove he was using drugs in the 11 days that he possessed the gun. The defense has suggested Hunter Biden had been trying to turn his life around at the time, completing a detoxification and rehabilitation program at the end of August 2018. His daughter Naomi took the stand for the defense last week, telling jurors about visiting him while he was at a California rehab center weeks before he bought the gun. The defense also tried to cast doubt on the

Man shot in back in El Cerrito; No suspect identified

Above: A Nexstar video on changes in violent crime statistics released by the FBI. SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego police are investigating after a man was shot in the back in El Cerrito Sunday night. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. in the area of 6000 El Cajon Blvd., SDPD said in a release. Officers responded to the scene after hearing gunshots, arriving to find a 32-year-old man with a bullet wound to his back. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of the injury, which is not considered life-threatening at this time, according to SDPD. Three arrested at DUI checkpoint in East County An investigation into the incident remains ongoing by the department’s Mid-City detectives. At this time, no suspect has been identified, nor has a description of the individual been made available. It is also unclear whether the shooting occurred after an argument or if it was an unprovoked attack. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Mid-City Station or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Border Patrol memo shows immigrant processing still happening, except for migrants from these countries

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Despite President Joe Biden’s executive order, which went into effect last week, an internal Border Patrol memo for the San Diego Sector obtained by FOX News shows agents are directed to release migrants from all countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, except for six countries. “There’s only about six countries that we should not allow or process from migrants from, but leaving hundreds of other countries available,” said San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond. The internal memo was sent out after President Biden’s executive order went into effect, banning asylum for most illegal immigrants when the number is at 2,500. “If we are getting 1,300 and his [President Biden’s] max is 2,500, I just don’t see any sort of restrictions, and with that memo you would think there would have been some sort of a mention of a cap,” Desmond said. Biden rolls out migration order that aims to shut down asylum requests, after months of anticipation This internal memo, seemingly shows migrant processes are still continuing, except for the outlined six countries. Why those six countries? The exact reason has

First-ever Dexcom U Sports Camp brings together college athletes and local kids with diabetes to inspire them to pursue their dreams

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego-based glucose monitoring manufacturer and producer, Dexcom, held its first-ever Sports Camp this weekend to bring together local middle schoolers and college and pro athletes with diabetes. The Dexcom U Sports Camp was held at the San Diego Wave training grounds, the Surf Sports Park in Del Mar, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday where San Diego middle schoolers were given the opportunity to train alongside professional and college athletes from across the country. The first-ever NIL (name, image, likeness) program was designed to celebrate and inspire people with type 1 diabetes who have athletic dreams of their own, according to Dexcom. Notable attendees at the San Diego Sports Camp: AD Mitchell (NFL, Indianapolis Colts) Blake Ferguson (NFL, Miami Dolphins) Shelomi Sanders (Basketball, University of Colorado) Carly Graham (Volleyball, Orlando Valkyries) Jaxon Dowell (Golf, University of Oklahoma) Morgan Reimler (Golf) Siena Ruelas (Soccer, Xoloitzcuintles De Caliente, retired) “I was 16 years old when I was diagnosed, diagnosed at the end of my junior year of high school. When I was diagnosed I didn’t have a lot of knowledge