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The 29th annual San Diego Music Awards goes virtual

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 2020 San Diego Music Awards, originally scheduled to be held at House of Blues San Diego, are going virtual this year, on the evening of Monday, July 6 at 7 pm. The event will be available at no cost to worldwide online viewers via the official event website,  the SDMA Facebook page and the SDMA YouTube page. Award winners will be named in 23 categories, with multiple performances by several of the 2020 nominees. Confirmed performers include Gregory Page, MDRN HSTRY, Sully, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, David Maldonado, Evan Diamond, The Sleepwalkers plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Livoni (Blitz Brothers) with several special guests expected to be added. Each of the genre category award winners was decided by online voting, which took place between January 27, 2020 and February 26, 2020, with 35149 online votes cast. In addition, each of the various album categories was voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy, a group of San Diego music industry professionals. All winners will be announced during the virtual awards show, on July 6. The San…

Yachtley Crew live stream concert from Los Angeles venue

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) – The San Diego based cover band Yächtley Crëw announced they is performing a full production live streamed concert from The Whisky in Los Angeles. “That’s right friends, you can enjoy the full live Yächtley Crëw show as loud as you wish from the comfort of your own home,” said lead singer, Philly Ocean, on Good Morning San Diego. The concert is on Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets for this live stream event are on sale now at: YachtleyCrew.veeps.com or go to www.YachtRockBand.com This event and venue is closed to the general public. The production will be operated by a small crew and artists only. Absolutely no guests will be allowed in the venue. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Cindy Whitmarsh: Quarantine body weight workout

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh joined Good Morning San Diego to share her “Quarantine body weight only workout!” Perform each exercise 20/30 reps 2/3 times: 1. Long jump push back2. Side lunge heel digs3. Reverse lunge knee drive4. V up toe taps5. Spiderman push-ups6. Plank shoulder taps/leg lifts7. Hamstring walk outs8. Straight leg crunches Categories: Fitness with Cindy Whitmarsh, Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests Tags: cindy whitmarsh

Switchfoot drive in concert and events at Petco Park parking lot

San Diego (KUSI) – Next weekend the Lexus Lot Parking Lot at Petco Park will be busy with graduations, movies and a concert. Starting on Saturday, June 6 drive through graduations for three separate local high schools will take place in the parking lot. Later that same day, the Lexus Lot will be hosting two drive-in screenings of the movie Anchorman, first showing at 8:30 p.m. and the second at 11:00 p.m.  Also a special charity sold out concert the following day when live music returns to California for the first time since March at the Feed The Need Drive-In Concerts, presented by Baker Electric Home Energy, with sunset performances by Grammy-award winning Switchfoot and Hirie (acoustic), and a separate Noontime show headlined by B-Side Players with SM Familia and Los Sleepwalkers. Net proceeds will go to Feeding San Diego (https://feedingsandiego.org), the leading hunger-relief charity serving San Diego County. This landmark event for live music in San Diego will be the first concert in California since March shutdown orders.  Social distancing and protective precautions will ensure a safe and entertaining event.  Attendees will stay inside their vehicles…

Update on new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House

(AP) – Reconsideration of jobless aid is fast becoming the focus of congressional debate over the next virus aid package Republicans are staking out plans to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits to encourage Americans to go back to work, although it’s not clear when there will be jobs to return to. “Republicans and the White House are reaching consensus on the need for redesigning the unemployment benefits so they are not a barrier to getting people back to work,” Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters on a conference call. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell huddled at the White House to discuss the issues. The flurry of activity comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed a new $3 trillion aid package through the House last week. The Senate, under McConnell, says there is no urgency to act, and senators are expected to reconsider more aid only in June. Financial consultant and CEO of Sexton Advisory Group, Steve Sexton, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the $3 trillion HEROES Act. With the…

4th of July planning and PEARL loan program in Poway

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Recently the Poway City Council approved moving forward with 4th of July firework celebrations. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus said there has an incredible response, ” many sponsors stepping up allowing us to make it bigger and better than ever.” Vaus also discussed the continuing COVID-10 response efforts in Poway including the PEARL (Poway Emergency Assistance Recovery Loans) program which has set aside $2 million to help the community. Next week there will be a Poway Kiwanis 20/20 food drive Saturday, June 6 at City Hall 13325 Civic Center Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

City approves stadium sale agreement, could officially sell to SDSU by July

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve a sale agreement for the city-owned Mission Valley stadium property to San Diego State University for $86.2 million, bringing more than a year of negotiations nearly to a close. Before the property officially changes hands, the city and university’s attorneys need to finalize the purchase and sale agreement and 30 attachments. The contract details then need to be approved by the council with an ordinance — which requires two readings in open session — and then a 30- day referendum period before it can be signed by San Diego’s mayor or their designee. In short, barring any last-minute negotiations, San Diego State could close escrow and officially take ownership of the 132-acre property by late July. “As an SDSU graduate, I am elated to play a role in helping my alma mater expand its institutional footprint, enhance its educational prestige, increase our supply of workforce and student housing, and create a river park for all San Diegans,” said Georgette Gomez, council president. San Diego voters approved Measure G in November 2018,…

COVID-19 cases rise to 7,240, supervisors consider eviction ban next week

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County public health officials have reported 140 COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths, raising the county totals to 7,240 cases and 266 deaths. County health officials recorded 4,624 tests Friday, raising the cumulative total number of tests to 151,910. The 140 positive tests Friday comprise 3% of the total number, and the 14-day rolling average testing positive is just 3.1%, giving officials such as Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, reason to believe the region’s cases have “peaked.” Of the positive cases, 17.9% or 1,296 have been hospitalized and 378 of those, or 5.2% of all cases have spent some time in intensive care. Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors Greg Cox and County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher released a joint statement Friday announcing they planned to ask the Board of Supervisors to extend its moratorium on evictions for both residents and small businesses for another month. “We are proposing extending San Diego County’s eviction moratorium for residents and small businesses through June 30th,” the supervisors said in the release. “Our region is slowly recovering from the…

SpaceX presses ahead in historic 1st launch of astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Despite more storms in the forecast, SpaceX pressed ahead Saturday in its historic attempt to launch astronauts for NASA, a first by a private company. Forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — the first launch from the U.S. with NASA astronauts in nearly a decade. SpaceX and NASA managers monitored the weather not just at Kennedy Space Center, but all the way up the Eastern Seaboard and across the North Atlantic to Ireland. Waves and wind need to be within limits in case the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule, carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, has to make an emergency splashdown on the way to orbit. Their destination is the International Space Station, a 19-hour flight away. “The problem, of course, in Florida in May is there will be thunderstorms. So that’s true today as it probably will be every day in May and probably early June here,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told The Associated Press as the countdown clocks hit the 5-hour mark. “We look like…

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis. They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and chanted curses at President Donald Trump outside the White House. Thousands also demonstrated peacefully, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck. As anger over Floyd’s killing spread to cities nationwide, local leaders increasingly said they could need help from National Guardsmen or even military police to contain the unrest. Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler also declared an emergency and ordered a nighttime curfew for the city. Another 500 Guard soldiers were mobilized in and around Minneapolis, where Floyd died and an officer faced charges Friday in his death. But after another night of watching fires burn and businesses ransacked, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said early Saturday that he was moving to activate more than 1,000 more and was considering federal help. The Guard was also on standby in the…

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