Brett Pursley: From Titan to Triton

Brett Pursley is a senior volleyball player at Poway High School, who just recently committed to play D1 volleyball next year for UCSD. After a foot growth spurt throughout his high school career, Brett is ready to take his talents to the next level, while also leaving behind the stuff he has learned with the next generation of Titans volleyball players. He also hopes to become a physical therapist after suffering a dislocated knee his sophomore year, so that he can help others heal injuries and get to what they want to accomplish in their sports. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Poway HS, UCSD, volleyball

Report shows majority of businesses will not have employees work from home

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Working from home may not be permanent for many San Diego employees. A new report from SANDAG showed a majority of businesses plan to have their staff working on-site rather than remotely. Antoinette Meier, SANDAG Director of Mobility and Innovation, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to discuss the report’s findings. Categories: Coronavirus, Local San Diego News, Politics

Death toll continues to rise as Israeli-Palestinian fighting intensifies

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The heightened violence exchanged between Israelis and Palestinians did not extinguish Wednesday, even as U.S. President Joe Biden optimistically said after a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that violence between the two ethnic groups would soon conclude. The continuation of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets prompted the United Nations to alert the world that the violence could turn into a “full-scale war.” According to Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry, Israel’s attacks in Gaza have killed at least 65 people, which includes 16 children, with 365 more people injured. “My expectation and hope is this will be closing down sooner than later, but Israel has a right to defend itself,” President Biden said to reporters at the White House. Political Analyst Ron Bee joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to discuss the situation unfolding between Israelis and Palestinians. Bee weighed in on the conflict, stating that he believed that Israel would not continue to put up with Hamas rockets, and start attacking Hamas targets, hitting military leadership, barracks, and missile sites. “The problem is missile sites are often put in front of…

Addressing the flaws in the SVP placement program that plagues East County

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – East County has been targeted as the dumping grounds for sexually violent predators. 67% of all sexually violent predators in San Diego County live within the borders of District 2, according to County Supervisor Joel Anderson. Randy Voepel, State Assembly, 71st District, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries to directly address flaws in SVP placement in East County. Voepel mentioned to Jeffries that he and Sen. Brian Jones will work on legislation to address these flaws. The judges should always be contacted in potential placements of SVPs, Voepel urged, adding that he had written letters strongly opposing the placement of Douglas Badger and Merle Wakefield at a Mount Helix home in East County. Sexually violent predators are a different class from sex offenders, as they are characterized as “likely to reoffend.” Voepel co-authored SB 248, introduced by Senator Bates, which would have allowed for open court proceedings for SVP cases, until the bill was changed by the Senate Public Safety Committee and now sits in Senate Appropriations on the Suspense File. The bill aimed to make closed hearings much more difficult to accomplish. Categories:…

Sen. Brian Jones calls on Gov. Newsom to stop hiding sexually violent predators

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – Sen. Brian Jones, representing State Senate 38th District, called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to order the Department of State Hospitals to stop releasing sexually violent predators in unsuspecting residential neighborhoods throughout the state. Sen. Jones himself joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to discuss his effort to protect East County residents from these predators. He reiterated that he would continue to fight to amend the state’s transparency issues and overall process of handling SVPs. “It’s probably the number one issue that my office is working on right now,” Sen. Jones added. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics

BIO Chairman extremely disappointed by President Biden’s waive of vaccine patent protections

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As COVID-19 cases surge in parts of the world such as India, many have called on President Biden to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents, effectively sharing the secret sauce. Advocates for the move have said that the waive would allow other countries to produce them on their own and vaccinate more people, dissenters are saying the waive comes with a variety of unintended consequences. Dr. Jeremy Levin, Chairman of BIO—the global Biotechnology Innovation Organization, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to discuss the patent waiver. “Patents are an essential part of innovation,” Dr. Jeremy Levin said. Dr. Jeremy Levin gave his own alternative solution which was to take down the restrictions on export, increase the production in this country, and sell it at a price that people abroad can afford, and ensure that those countries have the ability to get enough shots into arms. Categories: Health, National & International News, Politics

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