Motorcyclist who crashed into tree killed

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A motorcyclist died in a crash on Wednesday in the North Clairemont neighborhood, authorities said. The collision occurred around 12:38 p.m. in the 4800 block of Clairemont Mesa Blvd., the San Diego Police Department said in a news release. Teen dies after ‘street fight’ in North County A 23-year-old woman riding a 2023 Kawasaki motorcycle was heading eastbound on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. when the motorcyclist veered to the left, hit the center median, lost control and crashed into a tree, according to authorities. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Anyone with information related to the collision is encouraged to call the listed Command handling the investigation or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Teen involved in South Bay crash last week dies

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — A 16-year-old passenger who was seriously hurt in a crash last week has died due to his injuries, authorities said. The boy died on Friday at the hospital, Sgt. Anthony Molina with the Chula Vista Police Department said in a news release Wednesday. The collision occurred last Wednesday around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Hunte Parkway and Exploration Falls Drive. A juvenile driver and 16-year-old boy, both cousins, were in a Ford pickup truck traveling westbound in the 1800 block of Hunte Parkway when the vehicle went off the roadway, collided into a tree and hit a fire hydrant, according to authorities. Police thwart sideshow operation; multiple arrests made When first responders arrived, the driver had already pulled the injured passenger out of the pickup truck, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died due to his serious injuries. The juvenile driver and family are cooperating with law enforcement. Anyone that witnessed the collision or has additional information is asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Bureau at 619-385-6652. Witnesses can

Family mourns Escondido teen stabbed to death in street fight

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The family of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death during a street fight earlier this week are now speaking out, offering a powerful message to parents as police try to identify the attacker and anyone else involved. “He was a kind-hearted soul with a bright future ahead of him,” said Randi Martin, the victim’s aunt. The victim, identified by the family as Kayden Romo, would have graduated from eighth grade this week at Bear Valley Middle School. Vista girl, 9, dies in ‘freak accident’ on motocross bike “He was extremely intelligent,” said Rick Brule, the victim’s grandfather. “He was very social.” According to Kayden’s grandfather, the family is still in tremendous grief and disbelief at what happened to him on Monday night, just before 8 p.m. Kayden was hanging out with friends on Wanek Road, right around the corner from the family home, when he and his friends encountered another group of kids. “There were some individuals that went after a couple of friends of his that he knew from school and got in a fight and somebody

Walmart settlement: Wednesday is the last chance to claim up to $500

(NEXSTAR) – If you shopped at Walmart during the last five years, you may be eligible to claim up to $500 as part of a class action settlement if you act quickly – the deadline to file is Wednesday. The settlement stems from an October 2022 lawsuit filed in Florida, alleging that Walmart shoppers who bought sold-by-weight meat, poultry, pork and seafood products, along with certain bagged citrus items, including organic oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and navel oranges, were charged more than the lowest price advertised in store. Walmart agreed to settle the case with a $45 million payment, but denied any wrongdoing. These seemingly harmless apps found to have malware that will steal your bank info Shoppers who bought any of those items from a Walmart in the U.S. or Puerto Rico between Oct. 19, 2018, and Jan. 19, 2024, can submit a claim on the settlement administrator’s website. Those eligible for a payout who also have a receipt could receive 2% of the amount spent on those items, up to $500. Customers who no longer have their receipts can still receive money as well.

Ex-Poway school district superintendent suing over termination

POWAY, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — Dr. Marian Kim Phelps, the former Poway Unified Superintendent who was voted out of the position by the district’s board following a months-long investigation into allegations she harassed students, is now suing the district over her termination. The complaint, which was filed in county court on Thursday, argues her firing was inappropriate because it was not on grounds that were “because of her conduct or her job performance,” rather over a “personal conflict” between her family and another family. With the lawsuit, Phelps is asking the court to reverse the school board’s termination of her contract or “show cause” as to why they cannot set aside the decision. Teen dies after ‘street fight’ in North County According to the complaint, she is also seeking to halt a public records request filed by the San Diego Union-Tribune for the notice informing her that the board was planning to terminate her contract — she argues this is private and exempt from disclosure — and attorneys fees. This conflict stems from a Del Norte High School softball banquet in last year, in which

Putin warns that Russia could provide long-range weapons to others to strike Western targets

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin warned Germany on Wednesday that the use of its weapons by Ukraine to strike inside Russia would mark a “dangerous step,” and he said Moscow could, in turn, provide long-range arms to others to strike Western targets. Such action by the West will further undermine international security and could lead to “very serious problems,” he said, speaking to senior news leaders of international news agencies, including The Associated Press. “That would mark their direct involvement in the war against the Russian Federation, and we reserve the right to act the same way,” Putin added. Because using such Western weapons involves military personnel of those countries controlling the missiles and selecting targets, Putin said Moscow could take “asymmetrical” steps elsewhere in the world. “If they consider it possible to deliver such weapons to the combat zone to launch strikes on our territory and create problems for us, why don’t we have the right to supply weapons of the same type to some regions of the world where they can be used to launch strikes on sensitive facilities of

Rubio’s Coastal Grill files for bankruptcy after closing dozens of California stores

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Rubio’s Coastal Grill has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a mere days after the Mexican fast casual chain announced the closure of nearly 50 stores across California citing the “rising cost of doing business.” In a statement, the Carlsbad-based chain said it is seeking the bankruptcy protection for reorganization to “facilitate the sale of the business.” The statement added it will continue at “normal operations” at its remaining 86 stores in the Golden State, Arizona and Nevada. “Despite the Company’s best efforts to right-size the company, the continued challenging economic conditions have negatively impacted its ability to meet the demands of its debt burden,” Nicholas Rubin, chief restructuring officer of Rubio’s, said in a statement. Hasta Mañana Cantina comes to downtown San Diego “The Company believes the best path forward for Rubio’s is through a court-supervised sale process that will position the brand for long-term success to grow and flourish,” he continued. Rubio’s will be entering what is known as a stalking horse purchase agreement, which is a type of negotiation where the company determines the lowest bid price, to

Mark Wahlberg visits Temecula church, shares this message

TEMECULA, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — Actor Mark Wahlberg and his wife, Rhea Durham, were spotted outside of a church just north of San Diego County on Sunday. While standing in front of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church Temecula, located at 41875 C St., Wahlberg took a moment to relay a message alongside Durham, who both gestured the “sign of the cross.”  Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio spotted filming in San Diego County “Happy Sunday everybody, stay prayed up,” said Wahlberg in a video he shared on Instagram. This is a message he has relayed before in previous social media posts. This may not be the first time he has visited the church. One Instagram follower replied, stating, “Love that you and your wife attended my church again.” Aside from being a famous actor, Wahlberg is known for being a devout Catholic. In fact, he has ownership stake in the Hallow app. The platform is described as “an American Catholic meditation and prayer app. It provides audio-guided Bible stories, prayers, meditations, sleep, and Christian music, according to its website. Wahlberg was seen promoting the app in a Super

Doug Ingle, lead singer of San Diego-based band Iron Butterfly, dies at 78

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The lead singer of San Diego-based band Iron Butterfly, Doug Ingle, has died at the age of 78, according to his family. His son, Doug Ingle Jr., took to social media on May 24 to make the announcement, stating, “Dad passed away peacefully this evening in the presence of family. Thank you Dad, for being a father, teacher and friend. Cherished loving memories I will carry the rest of my days moving forward in this journey of life. Love you Dad.” Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio spotted filming in San Diego County The circumstances around his passing or the location at which it happened was not mentioned by Ingle Jr. A look back As reported by FOX 5/KUSI’s reporting partners at The San Diego Union-Tribune, Ingle and his bandmates created Iron Butterfly in 1966, releasing three rock albums by 1968. Ingle wrote the song title “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” which became the group’s most known hit. It was on the national Billboard album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at No. 4. The 17-minute song was squeezed into three minutes for radio. Iron Butterfly received the Country

Three San Diego companies among America’s most profitable: Fortune 500

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The 2024 Fortune 500 rankings for the most profitable U.S. companies were released Tuesday and three San Diego-based companies are on the list. Here’s a look at the three big names representing America’s Finest City: These San Diego area beaches among top in CA, according to USA Today Qualcomm Ranking No. 117 on the list, this wireless technology and software company is leading the city financially, despite dropping 19 spots in comparison to last year’s rankings. According to Fortune, Qualcomm reported around $35.8 billion in revenue. This is 19% less than 2023. Sempr a Ranking No. 246 on the list, this public utility company jumped forward 39 spots compared to the previous year. When it comes to annual earnings, Fortune noted this company secured around $16.7 billion, pushing it further up on the list. LPL Financial Holdings Ranking No. 392 on this list, this investment and wealth-management company jumped a whopping 48 spots in comparison to rankings from 2023. The nudge forward can be seen in the profits, with Fortune noting around $10 billion in revenue for this company. Collectively as

What are the dates for the San Diego County fair?

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — With June in full force, many are now asking the question of the month: when does the San Diego County fair kick off? On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Wednesday, June 12 as “San Diego County Fair Day” across the county. That’s the day all the fun begins in Del Mar. Fairgoers can go on thrill rides and enjoy all the food options Wednesdays through Sundays until the last day of the fair on Sunday, July 7. Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio spotted filming in San Diego County This year’s theme is “Let’s Go Retro!” — a nod to music throughout the ages, ranging from the ’50s to the present day. From 70s moonwalking to parachute pants of the 80s and the rise of the flannel shirts in the 90s, the retro vibes are sure to make most feel a sense of nostalgia. Fun fact: Did you know the fair is the largest annual event in the county with an attendance of about 1 million people? You can expect to see a big turnout, no matter what day you

California mom blasted on social media for never returning shopping carts

(KTLA) — A single mother of two is facing backlash on social media after making a controversial confession: that she doesn’t return her shopping carts at the grocery store. Dr. Leslie Dobson, a Los Angeles-based clinical and forensic psychologist, posted her brief rant on TikTok and Instagram last week. “I’m not returning my shopping cart, and you can judge me all you want,” she said.“I’m not getting my groceries into my car and getting my children into the car and then leaving them in the car. So if you’re going to give me a dirty look, [expletive] off.” Social media comments were predictably scathing. Some users called her “entitled” or a “Karen.” Others suggested that she take her children with her to return the cart to the corral rather than leave them free to roll around the parking lot. Target’s Pride Month collection will be in fewer stores There was, however, some support. “100% agree with you. I always returned my cart and now that my kids are older I do again,” Instagram user @hackyourdreamlife commented. “But not until I had little ones did I

Power San Diego fights for ballot measure to get rid of SDG&E

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Power San Diego is making strides in its bid to challenge San Diego Gas & Electric’s control over San Diego’s electrical power services. Bill Powers, a representative from Power San Diego, claimed responsibility for gathering over 31,000 signatures, with 24,000 vetted, as he stated, “I have to take credit for over 31,000 signatures of which they’ve vetted 24,000 which is good.” Power San Diego’s efforts have garnered enough signatures to compel the city council to vote on whether residents should have the opportunity for change or maintain SDG&E, deemed one of the most expensive utilities in America. The initiative was buoyed by concerns over proposed cost increases planned over the next four years. Powers emphasized the potential for cost reduction through renewable energy solutions, stating, “Lower rates, how do you do it? You put solar on rooftops, you put batteries in, and take full advantage of those capabilities.” Teen dies after fight turns fatal in North County While some city councilmembers declined to comment on camera, expressing concerns that the San Diego power plan is not fully developed, a coalition

Motorcyclist killed in rural East County crash

CAMPO, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — A motorcyclist was ejected and killed in a crash Monday in the Campo area, authorities said. The collision occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Old Highway 80 near Church Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Jared Grieshaber said in a news release on Tuesday. Teen dies after fight turns fatal in North County A 78-year-old woman driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound in the aforementioned area when she began to turn left into the Golden Acorn Casino and a 54-year-old man riding a 2022 Harley Davidson Road Glide hit the front of the Toyota coming northbound, according to authorities. The motorcyclist, of Ramona, was ejected onto the roadway and died due to his injuries, while the Toyota driver, of Imperial, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Investigators do not believe driving under the influence to be a factor in the crash.

Going for a stroll? Here are some walk-friendly neighborhoods to visit

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego County is home to a number of neighborhoods and cities that exude relaxation and beauty because of the weather, environment and unique architecture. But when it comes to exercising, which areas are walkable? Here’s where to expect helicopter drops of mosquito larvicide around San Diego County FOX 5/KUSI compiled a list where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful neighborhoods while on that daily stroll: Mission Hills Located in the hills above Old Town, Mission Hills provides views of the San Diego Bay and San Diego International Airport. It also has homes dating back to the early 20th century. Mission Hills (KSWB/KUSI) Coronado Although it is a city, Coronado feels more like a neighborhood with its modern-style homes, ocean views and plethora of activities — from restaurants to visiting the historic Hotel del Coronado. Sunset at Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA (Adobe Stock) Old Poway Looking for some country vibes? This East County neighborhood consists of restaurants, homes and a park with a stream train that runs around it. Old Poway Park and railroad crossing, Poway, California

Let’s go surfin’ now

The Surfin’ Fire surf school in Oceanside, owned by veteran Encinitas firefighter Jon Peterson, took out into the waves Tuesday students from TERI’s Country School and Learning Academy.