Skyline Church recounts struggles during pandemic as San Diego County prepares to fully reopen

LA MESA (KUSI) – Skyline Church in La Mesa has opened its doors since June 2020, while COVID-19 restrictions on houses of worship remained. Pastor Jeremy McGarity, Senior Pastor at Skyline Church, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the revelations his church has had during the pandemic. The pastor noticed that many San Diegans were suffering and relayed that people wrote in letters telling the church that they had saved their lives. These letters prompted the church leaders to keep their doors open even as the county continued telling the church to close its doors. A year after Skyline Church reopened, Pastor McGarity stated that the churches which opened the soonest have been thriving the most, while the churches that waited longer to open are now suffering the most, the pastor said. Pastor McGarity described that he felt like the county was working against them rather than working with them. Categories: Coronavirus, KUSI, Local San Diego News

Husband-wife duo create ‘The Ranger Zak Show’ to bring quality entertainment to children

  SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A husband-wife duo have created their own children’s education YouTube series dubbed “The Ranger Zak Show,” teaching children is about the wonders of nature and inspiring them to go outside. Zak Salazar, “Ranger Zak,” and Cori began creating the show after realizing the lack of quality “edutainment” for very young children on YouTube. They are parents of two daughters and wanted better content for their children to absorb, which is what led them to creating the show. Zak has been a real life park ranger in Southern California for the last 10 years. While Zak has has some amazing experiences such as responding to wildfires, floods, search and rescue, medical aids, and more, the most rewarding for him has been teaching children about the outdoors. Cori films much of the episodes with an infant strapped to her chest while Zak often performs in the series with their daughter, Juniper. The family makes the episodes completely out of passion as they are not paid for their work or even use advertisements. Zak only asks that viewers tune in, like, subscribe, and…

San Diego County, Padres, team up for vaccination event at Petco Park Saturday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego County residents will be able to get vaccinated at Petco Park’s Gallagher Square when the Padres are on the road in New York playing the Mets and receive a free pair of tickets for a future Padres game and a Padres Hero T-shirt, while supplies last. Residents can also enter a drawing for a free pair of tickets to a future game. Minors must have a parent present to receive Padres tickets and/or to enter the drawing. The clinics will offer the single dose Johnson & Johnson and limited quantities of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine — eligible minors 12 and older may only receive Pfizer. The entrance is at the 10th & K gate. As the clinic is taking place, several high schools will simultaneously be holding graduations at Petco Park. All graduates and their guests are invited to be vaccinated and will receive specially designed stickers printed in both Spanish and English, as well as a pair of Padres tickets, T-shirt and ticket drawing opportunity. The Petco Park vaccination events support…

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley opposes Assembly Bill 1316

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A controversial charter school bill was recently ordered to inactive file at the request of an Assembly Member. Assembly Education Committee Chair Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, asked that his charter school reform bill, AB 1316, be moved to the inactive file on June 3. Assembly member Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, joined Good Evening San Diego to discuss his opposition to the bill   Categories: Good Evening San Diego

Biden to return diverted border wall money, spend down rest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a new Biden administration plan. President Joe Biden suspended construction of the wall upon taking office while it reviewed the project, angering Republicans in Congress. The new plan does not cancel the wall project outright. But it returns money the Trump administration diverted from the Pentagon budget to help pay for the wall and uses other money appropriated by Congress to address “urgent life, safety, and environmental issues” created by the construction. Categories: National & International News

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