Nancy Pelosi protects Dianne Feinstein’s seat as resignation calls grow

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office admitted her health is in worse condition than they originally claimed. Sen. Feinstein is suffering from encephalitis and swelling of the brain. Nancy Pelosi is allegedly protecting Dianne Feinstein’s seat as resignation calls grow in order to keep her vote as well as prevent Gov. Gavin Newsom from appointing her successor. President Melissa Melendez of Golden State Police joined KUSI’s Rafer Weigel to discuss her take on the policy. Categories: KUSI

Talks resume in Washington on debt ceiling bill

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Talks over raising the debt ceiling resumed in Washington, D.C. on Friday after the GOP brought negotiations to a momentary halt earlier in the day. Both parties expressed optimism about reaching a deal earlier in the week but remained hard at work attempting to reach a deal. California Rep. Darrell Issa joined KUSI’s Hunter Sowards with details. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, National & International News, Politics, Trending

California mayors request additional $2 billion to “solve” state’s homeless crisis

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mayor Todd Gloria is once of many California mayors asking for additional funding to solve the state’s homeless crisis. Many are voicing concerns that throwing money at the problem continually will not solve the issue. Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones from California’s 40th District believes that San Diego needs to utilize the tools and enforce the laws that it already has. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending

KUSI invites viewers to fundraiser at Hacienda Casa Blanca for LLS campaign

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Join Diane Tuazon and the entire Good Morning San Diego crew for ‘Celebrity Waiter Night’ as they try to raise as much money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Good food, good company, and a good cause! They have a month left of fundraising – let’s all come together to support. See you all there! Who: ‘Good Morning San Diego’ talent. Where: Hacienda Casa Blanca 700 N Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 When: Friday May 19th / 5-8pm Why: Help blood cancer research and support those battling the disease. Categories: KUSI

Water main break in Scripps Ranch creates massive sinkhole, causes detours

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A water main break in Scripps Ranch cased major concern over a possible roadway collapse in Friday. Extensive flooding caused authorities to issue a warning that nearby residents and businesses might experience low water pressure until the main was fixed. KUSI’s Lindsey Fukano went live with details. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

San Diego Border Patrol agents report gunfire in two recent incidents

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two incidents of gunfire being fired along the US-Mexico border in San Diego have been confirmed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Supervisor Jim Desmond was the first local elected official to bring awareness to these incidents. Desmond released a statement calling out the Biden Administration for their failures to prepare our border officials with the influx of migrants resulting from the expiration of Title 42. CBP issued the following press release detailing both incidents:  In two separate incidents, gunfire was reported by San Diego Sector (SDC) Border Patrol agents patrolling the immediate international border with Mexico. The most recent incident occurred just yards north of the border on Monday at approximately 9:05 p.m., about one-half mile east of the San Ysidro port of entry. As agents rendered aid to an injured 4-year-old boy, the reported gunfire began. The boy was dropped from the primary border barrier by an individual entering the United States illegally. Agents reported hearing both the impact and ricochet of gunshots off of the secondary border barrier just north of their location. With emergency medical services, the

National City removes final “No Cruising Zone” sign

NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – The United Lowrider Coalition celebrated the removal of a decades-old ban on cruising in National City with the final “No Cruising Zone” sign being taken down. This was yet another historic day for the Lowrider community. Friday, the United Lowrider Coalition hosted a celebration picnic in Kimball Park in National City immediately after the cruise up and down Highland Avenue with the elected officials. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was in National City with members of the United Lowrider Coalition as they prepared for the celebration, and it seemed like Lenderman got the party started early. Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

Assemblymember David Alvarez is hosting his first AD-80 Health and Wellness Fair

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblymember David Alvarez is hosting his first AD-80 Health and Wellness Fair to connect the residents of the 80th Assembly District with resources for health and wellness. Speakers from Casa Familiar, San Ysidro Health, and NAMI San Diego will provide information on topics like mental health, physical health, women’s health, and air quality. For more information, click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego

San Diego County unemployment rate decreases to 3.3 percent In April

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County’s unemployment rate decreased to 3.3% in April, following two consecutive months at 3.7%, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. April’s unemployment rate was more than April 2022’s rate of 3.2%. Last month’s rates compare with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3% for California and 3.1% for the nation during the same period. According to the EDD, between March 2023 and April 2023, nonfarm employment increased by 9,000, from 1,564,000 to 1,573,100. In addition, agricultural employment added 300 jobs. Leisure and hospitality posted the most month-over-month gains for the 10th time in past 12 months, with 2,900 jobs added. The majority of those — 1,800 — were in accommodation and food services. Private education and health services increased jobs by 2,700, government by 1,800 and construction by 1,600. Professional and business services reported the largest month-over industry sector job decline with a loss of 1,700. Between April 2022 and April 2023, nonfarm employment increased by 43,400 — a gain of 2.8%. Agricultural employment declined by 200. Leisure and hospitality also represented the largest gain

Chess Grand Master of Azerbaijan, Vasif Durarbayli, to attend fifth annual San Diego-Azerbaijan Youth Chess Tournament

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A May 18 exhibition match between an international chess grandmaster and a 13-year-old American elementary champion launched the fifth annual San Diego-Azerbaijan Youth Chess Tournament. The game featured Grandmaster Vasif Durarbayli, an Azerbaijani living in St. Louis and 2022 U.S. National Elementary co-champion Isaac Wang of San Diego. The match was a prelude to an open chess tournament that will feature 40 young San Diego County players. The tourney starts at 10 a.m. May 20 in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave. Durarbayli will present certificates and make closing remarks that afternoon. Vasif Durarbayli, who started playing chess at the age of 6, became an international master at the age of 15 in 2007, and three years later became a grandmaster. A native of Azerbaijan, which he represented in several Chess Olympiads, he now resides in St. Louis. The grandmaster designation is the highest designation in chess. Chess titles are awarded by the International Chess Federation. There are 1,721 grandmasters worldwide. This fifth annual San Diego-Azerbaijan Youth Chess Tournament is an event of the Republic of