San Diego

Authorities seek tips on arsonist who destroyed a Talmadge clothing store

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities Friday released a surveillance video and photo of a man who set fire to a clothing alteration business in the Talmadge area, gutting the store and causing an estimated $1 million in damage. The arsonist rode a bicycle up to the front doors of AA Fashion, 4644 El Cajon Blvd., around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 before setting the business ablaze and riding away, according to San Diego police. The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage to the business, which was a total loss, police said. The man was last seen wearing a baseball hat, waist-length coast and dark shoes with white soles. He was riding a BMX-style bicycle with a plastic shopping bag hanging from the handle bars. Anyone with information about the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at 619-236-6815 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Categories: Local San Diego News

Sklar Brothers to perform at the American Comedy Co.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Farrell Randal “Randy” Sklar and Jason Nathan Sklar (born January 12, 1972), professionally known as the Sklar Brothers, are American identical twin comedians and actors. The Sklar Brother will be live at the American Comedy Co. January 24th & 25th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Dave Stall: Stand for the Sand Freedom4All

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Off Road Coalition was on Good Morning San Diego to promote the Stand for the Sand Rally at the California State Capitol building in Sacramento on January 31st. The rally is intended to encourage lawmakers to stop the closures and consider building a wind fence. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Girl Scout Cookie Program to begin in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In San Diego, the Girl Scout Cookie Program begins on Sunday, January. 26th. For the sixth consecutive year, cookie prices in San Diego will remain the same. This year Girl Scouts of the USA announced a new variety of America’s favorite cookies.  Each crispy, zesty Lemon-Ups cookie will be stamped with a leadership message (e.g. “I am a go-getter” or “I am an innovator”) inspired by the young entrepreneurs participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

D-Day paratrooper Tom Rice to be featured at screening of WWII Documentary

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – People are invited to attend a special showing of Libertas, the first in a series of three documentaries commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Normandy Jump 2019 series will feature Coronado, CA native Tom Rice who was a WWII paratrooper attached to the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division when he parachuted behind enemy lines on June 6, 1944. To RSVP to the event click here. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – To the newly formed San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss what they are doing to reduce childhood poverty. According to U.S. census data, nearly 200,000 of San Diego’s youngest children are living in families who are barely able to make ends meet – often having to choose between paying for rent, childcare or food to eat. The coalition’s mission is to cut the experience of childhood poverty in San Diego County in half by 2030 to make sure that every child in the region has their basic needs met.   Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Honoring Dr. David Chadwick and his legacy

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dr. David L. Chadwick, pediatrician and internationally recognized expert in the identification, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, died at his home in La Mesa, California on January 19, 2020. Dr. Chadwick served as the Medical Director of San Diego Children’s Hospital (now Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego) from 1968 to 1985. During that time he founded the Center for Child Protection, which grew into what is now the Chadwick Center for Children & Families. He became the full-time director of the Center in 1985. Although he nominally retired in 1997, he remained active in the child abuse prevention community, working part time for several years as a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah’s department of pediatrics and at the Primary Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families in Salt Lake City, and serving as chair of the American Medical Association’s National Advisory Council on Family Violence. Private memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to Rady Foundation for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families (www.radyfoundation.org/donate/chadwick-center-for-children-and-families).…

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