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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 9 million

BALTIMORE — The U.S. now has 9 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as infections continue to rise in nearly every state. It took two weeks to reach the mark from 8 million, the fastest jump of 1 million yet. It had taken more than three weeks for the total to rise from 7 million to 8 million. Confirmed U.S. cases are on the rise in 47 states. Deaths are up 14% over the past two weeks, averaging more than 800 every day. The virus has now killed more than 229,000 Americans. Categories: Coronavirus, Health, National & International News

Airbnb reminds of party, one-night booking ban in SD County Halloween weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Airbnb Friday issued a reminder that parties and one-night bookings are banned at its San Diego County listings during Halloween weekend. The notice comes after the company announced a global party ban earlier this year, as well as a “party house crackdown” in San Diego County that involved the suspension or removal of 17 local listings. The company also recently announced it was prohibiting one-night reservations on Friday and Saturday this weekend, and guests with reservations of two days or more have been required to acknowledge that violating Airbnb rules on parties could make them subject to removal from Airbnb or possibly face legal action. “The great majority of guests are respectful of our hosts’ homes and neighbors, and we understand that this initiative will disrupt many one-night reservations that might not have led to parties,” Airbnb said in a statement. “This action is designed to help protect our hosts and the communities they live in.” Airbnb’s statement said the move was made “to strengthen our hosts’ protection against parties amid concerns about a second wave of the pandemic.” The party…

Dr. Joseph Ladapo Op-Ed: ‘Masks Are a Distraction From the Pandemic Reality”

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, which is a physician and health policy researcher, recently wrote an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal called ‘Masks Are a Distraction From the Pandemic Reality.” Ladapo said his primary research interests include assessing the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic technologies and reducing the population burden of cardiovascular disease. He is an Associate Professor-in-Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine and cares for hospitalized patients. Ladapo joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss his Op-Ed. Categories: Good Morning San Diego

Halloween Brew & View screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – You may have heard that the classic Halloween movie – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown—will not air on network television this year for the first time in more than five decades. Well, fear not, ghouls and goblins, the “Halloween Brew & View” presented by the Museum of Beer at the Theatre Box in Downtown San Diego, has you covered. This fall craft beer tasting experience and food pairing will be narrated by the museum’s “Curator of Craft,” Bruce Glassman, who will take guests through a sensory and flavor experience as he shares a little bit of history about each of the participating breweries. Attendees will enjoy 6 hand-selected San Diego craft beers perfectly paired with delicious bite-sized savory and sweet treats from the popular Sugar Factory restaurant. Following the food and libations will be a very special showing of the Halloween cult-classic movie, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. “Fall is a time to explore the special styles and flavors that we don’t tend to focus on in the Spring and Summer,” Bruce says. “It’s a time to appreciate the…

50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About Trump from Breitbart editor Jerome Hudson

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Breitbart editor Jerome Hudson joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss his new book, “50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know.” The book just went on sale this week. Hudson said his book “lays out the facts and stories the mainstream media conveniently left out, so you can cut through the fog of misinformation and see Donald Trump’s record for what it really is.” Categories: Good Morning San Diego

San Diego prosecutors issue reminder of voter rights ahead of election day

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The District Attorney and City Attorney’s offices issued notices Friday informing voters in San Diego County that their rights to vote safely and cast their ballots privately are protected by law and urging them to report any untoward activity to authorities. Law enforcement and the local prosecutor’s offices are collaborating with the County Registrar of Voters to investigate incidents of interference or suppression of voters’ rights at polling places or mail ballot drop-off locations. “As prosecutors, we’re constantly working to prevent crime and protect the public’s safety — including protecting the rights of every voter to safely vote in San Diego County,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “We are working closely with law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney and the City Attorney to ensure a civil process during and after the election and we are calling on our community to report any suspicious or unlawful activity to law enforcement. Voters should be assured that we won’t tolerate violations of state law connected to voting or polling locations, including hate crimes.” A set of fact sheets were released Friday outlining voters’ rights and…

Ammar Campa-Najjar’s dash to the finish line in 50th congressional district race

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There are just a few days until the November election and one race on the ballot is for the 50th congressional district. Democrat candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar is running against Republican candidate Darrell Issa to win the seat once held by Duncan D. Hunter. Ammar Campa-Najjar is one of the candidates vying for the seat. Campa-Najjar joined Good Morning San Diego to explain how the campaign is going and what’s the plan for the next couple of days. RELATED: Race for the 50th Congressional District: Darrell Issa v. Ammar Campa-Najjar Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics

Bicyclist fatally struck by motorist in Lemon Grove

LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – A bicyclist in Lemon Grove was fatally struck by a motorist, who stayed at the scene of the crash, a sheriff’s sergeant said Friday. The crash happened around 7:50 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Westview Place, just south of state Route 94, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Montan. Deputies responded to the scene and found a male bicyclist with “visible injuries” to his legs, Montan said. Paramedics rushed the bicyclist to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Montan said. The man’s name and age were not immediately available. The motorist stayed on scene and cooperated with authorities. No details about the motorist or the involved vehicle were immediately available. There was no indication that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, Montan said. Anyone with any information regarding the crash was asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at 619-337-2000. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents

John Cox opposes private gatherings guidance in CA during pandemic

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California Department of Public Health recently released its Guidance for Private Gatherings. The release is an updated plan for Californians to gather outside their household and replaces the prior gatherings guidance issued in March and September. It applies to private gatherings, and all other gatherings not covered by existing sector guidance are prohibited. Founder of Change California, John Cox, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the new guidance. Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings All persons planning to host or participate in a private gathering, as defined above, must comply with the following requirements. Local health jurisdictions may be more restrictive than this guidance. Refer to your local guidance for what is allowed in your area. 1. Attendance Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer. Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, risk of transmission is reduced. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged. The host…

Del Mar Fairgrounds Scream Zone drive thru

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Scream Zone has been tempting terror-lovers for the past 23 years, but the 2020 event will take a whole new spin. To comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, guests will experience the frights from the discomfort of their own automobiles. Vehicles will weave through a mile-long course transformed into scenes from classic horror films and the demented minds of the Scream Zone’s imaginative creators. At the Drive-Thru Scream Zone: Road Kill, the only roadside assistance coming to your aid is a triple threat of zombies, serial killers, and killer clowns. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News

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