San Diego

National City Police officers awarded for rescuing drowning victims

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Port of San Diego Harbor Police Officers Michael Sabbagh and Janel Seney, along with National City Police Department Corporal Javier Cornejo, were awarded the San Diego Harbor Police Lifesaving Medal for their outstanding performance and lifesaving efforts in their response and rescue of Mr. Jeffrey Jarvis. Lieutenant Jeff Geary of the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department said each of these officers demonstrated excellent initiative and courage in responding to the man-overboard incident that occurred in the waters off the National City Marine Terminal. Police responded on October 12, 2020, to reports of a man who had an accident on a Jet Ski and was drowning.The bay’s currents were carrying the man under the docks of the Terminal. He was in the water for approximately 15 minutes when a Officer Cornejo arrived and immediately jumped into the water. Port District employees had thrown a rope to the man, but he was losing his grip and panicking. As the man started to go under the surface of the water, the officer took off his life preserver and put it on the…

Oregon health official dresses as clown to announce COVID-19 death toll

OREGON (KUSI) – Ahead of Halloween weekend, a top lever health official in the state of Oregon dressed up as a clown for a press briefing on their new COVID-19 numbers. This is not a joke, Oregon’s Public Health Division published the video (above) of the full press briefing to their YouTube channel. Senior adviser Shimi Sharief spoke during the press briefing as well, and she was wearing an animal onesie costume. The point of the costumes was to show the people of Oregon how they can still celebrate Halloween, while obeying their rules. Categories: Coronavirus, Health, National & International News, Trending

Possible human remains found in Fiesta Island fire pit

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A beachgoer found possible human remains Thursday in a fire pit on Fiesta Island. The discovery on the eastern end of the tourist attraction peninsular park on Mission Bay was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. “An image of the possible remains was sent to a forensic anthropologist who believed they were possibly human, based on the image,” Lt. Matt Dobbs said. Homicide detectives were called in to investigate, along with the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team and the county Medical Examiner’s Office. “We will not be releasing further details regarding the description of the possible remains at this time to protect the integrity of the case should that information become critical at a later date,” the lieutenant said. Categories: Local San Diego News

Raul Campillo discusses final week of his campaign for City Council District 7

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The race for San Diego City Council District 7 is one of just two council races between Republican and Democrat candidates. District 7 includes neighborhoods just north of Interstate 8 from Linda Vista and Mission Valley, to San Carlos and Tierrasanta. With the election less than a week away, voters will decide which candidate will replace the termed-out incumbent Scott Sherman. Democrat candidate Raul Campillo, a deputy San Diego City Attorney, and Republican candidate Noli Zosa, co-founder of the restaurant chain Dirty Birds are facing off to represent District 7. The outcome of this race is likely to impact the power dynamic between Republicans and Democrats on the San Diego City Council. If Campillo wins, the Democrats will have a supermajority on the San Diego City Council. Campillo supports Measure E, and hopes it can revitalize the area and potentially make the Midway District an economic driver for San Diego in the future. Raul Campillo discussed his policies and campaign for City Council District 7 with KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries. RELATED STORY: Noli Zosa discusses final stretch of campaign for City Council District…

Del Mar residents speak out against proposed fencing along train tracks

DEL MAR (KUSI) – The North County Transit District is looking to install a 6-foot fence along a portion of the train tracks near the Del Mar Bluffs, and the beaches in Encinitas and Oceanside. The fencing would block access to the beach for surfers and anyone who wishes to get down to the sand. NCTD claims a fence is necessary to prevent injury or death of those frequently trespassing on the tracks but concerned Del Mar residents say people have safely crossed the tracks for decades. Del Mar resident Ernie Hahn is against the proposed fencing plan, and joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to explain why he and many others believe the fencing is not needed. Del Mar City Council candidate Dan Quirk has been campaigning on stopping this project from happening, and is gaining tons of support as a result. Quirk also started the petition titled, “Stop NCTD from Constructing Train Fence in 2020 on Del Mar Bluffs and in North County” that he is asking people to sign. To sign the petition opposing the fencing plan, click here. KUSI spoke to Quirk last…

Cohn Restaurant Group proposes observation wheel dining in Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The award-winning San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has proposed a way to elevate the dining experience at the city’s iconic Balboa Park with an upscale observation wheel. If approved by the Balboa Park Committee, the Cohn Group’s proposed wheel—The Balboa Park Star—would be installed in the Plaza de Panama, offering a temporary socially-distanced dining experience for approximately three months. The wheel would be designed by Ronald Bussink and operated by Sky Views of America, the same company that operates the Grand Wheel at the San Diego County Fair, as well as wheels at the Los Angeles County and Orange County Fairs. There would be 36 gondolas that would each seat up to eight guests, and the highest point would be 148-feet high. The proposal would need a series of proposal’s to become a reality, and would only be temporary, unless they figure out a way to make it permanent. KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke with Cohn Restaurant Group’s Molly Bowman Styles to learn more about the proposal. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending Tags: Cohn Restaurant Group

Two Cathedral Catholic alums make viral SportsCenter video

  Alex Tavares and Matthew Kirven decided to make a hype video for the Cathedral Catholic football team in the fall of 2019. But what they did not know was the attention they would gain from it nearly a year later. From SportsCenter to Tom Brady they have gained the attention of many with their video making skills and they talked to us all about it. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Cathedral Catholic HS

Noli Zosa discusses final stretch of campaign for City Council District 7

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The race for San Diego City Council District 7 is one of just two council races between Republican and Democrat candidates. District 7 includes neighborhoods just north of Interstate 8 from Linda Vista and Mission Valley, to San Carlos and Tierrasanta. With the election less than a week away, voters will decide which candidate will replace the termed-out incumbent Scott Sherman. Democrat candidate Raul Campillo, a deputy San Diego City Attorney, and Republican candidate Noli Zosa, co-founder of the restaurant chain Dirty Birds are facing off to represent District 7. The outcome of this race is likely to impact the power dynamic between Republicans and Democrats on the San Diego City Council. If Zosa wins, it will prevent Democrats from taking over a supermajority on the San Diego City Council. Zosa told KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries that the council needs balance, and “he tends to offer that balance” with his business experience and longtime community involvement. Zosa has already been endorsed by many prominent San Diegans including Father Joe, Mayor Faulconer, and former Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman. Zosa touts his experience running…

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