The Lucky Duck Foundation calls on city leaders to take action to combat homelessness

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Lucky Duck Foundation and Tuesday Group are urging city leaders to take action to add shelter beds to help San Diego’s homeless communities before the temperature lowers in the coming winter months. In September, the foundation announced they would deploy more than $2.4 million throughout San Diego County to alleviate homelessness. Drew Moser, Executive Director at the Lucky Duck Foundation, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss what the foundation is planning.   Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News, Politics

The Grand Ave Festival in Escondido returns, bringing live music, vendors, and libations

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – After a two-year hiatus, the Grand Ave Festival in Escondido is back! The festivities will ensue on Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Escondido’s historic downtown on Grand Avenue from Escondido Boulevard to Ivy. The event brings hundreds of vendors proffering one-of-a-kind gifts and imports, international food, and entertainment at the Maple Street Community Stage. To check the performance schedule and learn more, visit www.escondidochamber.org/grand-avenue-festival/. James Rowten, President & CEO of the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce, joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the details of the event. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Former SD City Councilmember Scott Sherman decorates home for Halloween each year

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While adorning one’s home for Christmas has been a regular practice in America for decades, decorating one’s home in Halloween lights has become a rising trend in recent years. For former San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman, he has been decorating his home elaborately in Allied Gardens for 20 years now! Sherman joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss his decorative tradition. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Trending

Howl-O-Ween Hounds Mega Adoption event proffers 150 dogs and several cats for adoption

KEARNY MESA (KUSI) – The Howl-O-Ween Hounds mega adoption event takes place Saturday at the Grossmont Center Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., presenting 150 dogs and several cats up for adoption. The animals will be from 21 local animal shelters/rescues. To learn more visit sdshelters.org. Darlene White from the San Diego Animal Support Foundation; Amy Hultengren with Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego County, who was flanked by Zoey and Felipe; Robert James from the Friends of Cats Shelter in El Cajon brought Squeek; and Alix Smith from Second Leash on Life with Jackson the heeler mix, all joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to discuss the event. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Barona Speedway race brings Wing Sprint Cars to the race track

KEARNY MESA (KUSI) – Dave Stall, KUSI Auto Expert, joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to discuss the Barona Speedway’s race taking place on the night of Oct. 16. The Calderwood siblings will be at El Cajon Ford on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Barona Speedway is San Diego’s only 1/4 mile clay oval track. To learn more visit www.BaronaSpeedway.com. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Stuffed animal drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Community members are collecting toys for children through the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego at 15 drive-up drop off locations county-wide on Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. Pastor John “Q” Quinata of Our Father’s Grace Ministries; Robin Gephart, San Diego Coordinator at JustServe.org; and Don Teemsma; acting Communications Director of San Diego East Area Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss how you can get involved. Once collected, they will bring all the stuffed animals to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Allied Gardens. To learn more about the event, visit https://rmhcsd.org/ Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News, Trending

Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Brandon Lyons discusses his 300-mile handcycle journey

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Paralympian with the Challenged Athletes Foundation handcycled more than 300 miles in Borrego Springs last weekend. Brandon Lyons of CAF joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss this achievement, his journey, and how he has made history with CAF. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News, Trending

Bicyclists ride along California’s coast in 640-mile ‘Million Dollar Challenge’

SAN FRANCISCO (KUSI) – This year marks the 15th anniversary of the “Million Dollar Challenge” bike ride, which brings cyclists through 640 miles of the breathtaking California coasts from Oct. 16 to 22. For those who find a 640-mile ride daunting, a three-day option from Santa Barbara to San Diego is also available. Over 160 fundraising cyclists, 20 of which are challenged athletes, work together to make a difference in the world. Each year the fundraiser raises over $1,000,000 for CAF athletes. During the last 15 years, the fundraiser has raised a total of $20,000,000. Sully, Co-host of “On the Air” joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the challenge as he participated in it. Categories: California News, Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Health, Trending

Country music artist Patrick Gibson releases new single ‘Temporary Mess’

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Country music singer-songwriter Patrick Gibson has released a new single entitled “Temporary Mess,” which any listener will tell is a hopeful message about not giving up, especially when things get tough. Such trials in life are often ephemeral, Gibson sings. Gibson himself joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss his new single. To listen to “Temporary Mess” click here. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Trending