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Best seat in the house

Every cutout fan at an Major League Baseball game tells a story. As Dave Palet shares, this one highlights an eternal bond between a father, a son, and a baseball team. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Los Angeles

5ive Tool Baseball Baseball Camps

Former professional baseball player, Jared Eichelberger, has created the 5ive Tool Baseball Academy to expand the game and teach the youth. In the midst of coronavirus pandemic, 5ive Tool camps have continued to take place in a safe and fundamental manner. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: 5 Tool Baseball

Joe Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate, says “it’s not about your rights’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months. Biden proclaimed his mask mandate “is not about your rights, it’s about your responsibilities as an American.” ”Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus,” Biden said. “It’s about preventing other people from getting sick.” The Democratic presidential candidate also responded to those who push back against such mandates. “This is America. Be a patriot. Protect your fellow citizens. Step up, do the right thing.” “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum — every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing,” Biden declared. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said at a press briefing that his administration was sending 125 million reusable masks to school districts across the nation. He urges Americans to wear masks but has opposed the idea of a national requirement and declined to wear one for months. He has worn one on occasion more recently. On Thursday he…

San Diego County reports fewer than 100 cases per 100,000 for second day in a row

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the second day in a row, San Diego County public health officials reported a case rate of fewer than 100 positive COVID-19 tests per 100,000 people, indicating things may be improving locally with regard to the pandemic. If the case rate — which was 96.5 per 100,000 people on Thursday — stays below 100 on Friday, the county will officially be off the state’s monitoring list. After an additional 14 consecutive days below that number, some schools with students in grades 7-12 could potentially reopen for in- person teaching, depending on individual school district metrics. Theoretically, if current trends continue, students could be in school by Aug. 28. Additionally, 48 elementary schools have filed waivers with the county to return to school early. State mandates on which businesses are allowed to have indoor operations would not change, Fletcher said, until the county gets more information from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. No other businesses can reopen after the 17 days unless the state provides further guidance. San Diego County public health officials reported 266 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths Thursday,…

San Diego Zoo names new conservation officer for global wildlife efforts

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Zoo Global announced Thursday it has appointed Dr. Nadine Lamberski to the newly created role of chief conservation and wildlife health officer, leading a unified team of conservation scientists and wildlife veterinarians to develop a strategic approach to the zoo’s conservation efforts. “San Diego Zoo Global is preparing to meet the future challenges of wildlife,” said Paul A. Baribault, president/CEO of San Diego Zoo Global. “As a leader in wildlife health, we have a responsibility to ensure our conservation efforts incorporate comprehensive and collaborative strategies that lead to meaningful outcomes for wildlife. By combining our conservation science teams with our wildlife health teams, we are building the wildlife conservation organization of the future — and empowering it to effectively develop full-spectrum conservation strategies.” San Diego Zoo Global has been exploring collaborations with community- led conservation efforts, attempting to integrate across disciplines to address the health of wildlife, ecosystems and human communities. “We know that human health is tied to the health of wildlife, and to the health of our planet,” Lamberski said. “This is clearer now — more than…

Five common mistakes people make when wearing a face mask

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While face masks have been the newest accessory of 2020, people are still making mistakes in the way they wear them. Personal Health and Safety expert, Dr. Mary Clifton, discussed the five common mistakes people make when wearing masks, and explained the correct way to wear them.   Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests Tags: Coronavirus, Mary Clifton

Skyline Church continues to provide church services during pandemic closures

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Skyline Church in Rancho San Diego is continuing to provide church services amid the pandemic closure. Pastor Jeremy McGarity of the Skyline Church has remained open because he faith is essential no matter what. Pastor McGarity explained, “if you have a heart at all, you cannot remain closed as a church and not care for the needs of the people in your community.” McGarity continued they understand the virus, and the media is fearmongering when they report about it. Pastor McGarity thanked KUSI for being “truth tellers,” as the rest of the media works to scare the public with life or death scenarios. Furthermore, Skyline Church baptised 54 people last week, a big success, especially during a time like this. Pastor Jeremy McGarity of the Skyline Church discussed the importance of faith, and remaining open during the pandemic on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Coronavirus, Good Morning San Diego, Health, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News, Trending

Joe Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months. ”Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus,” Biden said. “It’s about preventing other people from getting sick.” The Democratic presidential candidate also responded to those who push back against such mandates. “This is America. Be a patriot. Protect your fellow citizens. Step up, do the right thing.” “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum — every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing,” Biden declared. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said at a press briefing that his administration was sending 125 million reusable masks to school districts across the nation. He urges Americans to wear masks but has opposed the idea of a national requirement and declined to wear one for months. He has worn one on occasion more recently. On Thursday he again dismissed critics who say he was too slow to react to the pandemic in the U.S.,…

California Assemblymembers propose legislation to create First-in-Nation Net Worth Tax

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – California Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) unveiled legislative amendments that would establish a first-in-the-nation net worth tax. The proposed wealth tax would generate an estimated $7.5 billion per year. Bonta and other supporters believe the tax increase would help “all Californians” that have taken an economic hit resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. A press release from Assemblymember Bonta says, “the California Wealth Tax would impose a tax on an extremely limited number of individuals who hold the highest levels of wealth. These are individuals who have successfully participated in California’s economy and gained tremendous wealth as a result. Requiring these well-resourced Californians to make a small additional contribution to keep our people working and prospering is the right thing to do.” Bonta was joined by other Assemblymembers and representatives from SEIU California, the California Federation of Teachers, and the California Teachers Association. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) SEIU California (Co-Sponsor) California Federation of Teachers (Co-Sponsor) California Teachers Association (Co-Sponsor) Categories: California News

Supervisor Desmond details case against SANDAG’s $177 billion transportation plan

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – About 3% of San Diegans use public transit, but SANDAG’s new ‘Big Bold Vision’ will cost an estimated $177 billion. To put that in perspective, Supervisor Jim Desmond compared it to the International Space Station, which cost $150 billion. SANDAG’s transportation vision strips the promised HOV lanes on the 78, the 52, and the second HOV lane on the I-5 north to the 78. The new vision also eliminates highly needed fire evacuations lanes along the 67. All were promised in the 2004 tax. SANDAG’s Executive Director, Hasan Ikhrata, is scheduled to present the plan to the SANDAG Board Friday. Desmond is against the plan because of the enormous cost, and believes there is no way to pay for it. Desmond is against taxing San Diego taxpayers yet again, especially during a pandemic where most people are being hurt economically in some way. Desmond said “fixed rail is very limited” while “roads give you freedom to go anywhere at anytime.” RELATED STORY: SANDAG’s Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata pitches San Diego on a $177 billion transit project Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In…

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