California Rep. Adam Schiff announces run for U.S. Senate

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by California Senator Diane Feinstein. Many believe the race would be a rough battle should Feinstein decide to run for her sixth term. KUSI Political Contributor and AM 600 KOGO Radio Host Mark Larson joined “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss Schiff’s timing for his announcement. Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, National & International News, Politics, Trending

San Diego’s housing prices continue to fall, will the trend continue?

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Housing prices in San Diego have fallen consistently since record highs slowed the market in the second half of 2022. Jim Bottrell, founder of the Real Estate Team of EXP, believes low supply and high demand will keep San Diego prices sky-high despite many theories that the county’s market will drop exponentially in 2023. Bottrell joined KUSI’s Hunter Sowards to discuss his theories.   Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Dan Shea addresses the criminal aspect of homelessness

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In 2022, San Diego saw its highest crime rates in ten years. Dan Shea of the Lucky Duck Foundation says San Diego put roughly 1,500 low-level criminals onto the street during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, police are powerless to remove them, even when they cause issues, says Shea. “Everybody thinks that homelessness is our number one problem in San Diego, ” said Shea. “I’m here to say I believe our number one problem are the criminals on the street.” “The streets of San Diego are horribly unsafe, and that’s because nobody’s taking criminals off the street,” Shea added. Shea joined KUSI’s Hunter Sowards with details on the criminal aspect of homelessness. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News, Trending

San Diego County completes homeless Point In Time Count

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Jan. 25, the 2023 Point In Time Count kicked off across the county from 4-8 a.m. The Point in Time Count is required by the federal government to qualify for certain funds. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman went live in Downtown where volunteers were waking hundreds of homeless up at 4/5/6 a.m. to serve them questionnaire’s regarding their living situations. (Below) County Supervisor Jim Desmond joined Good Morning San Diego after participating in the county’s count for hours. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

State legislators pressures San Diego cities to build up, not out

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego coastline could be in jeopardy due to state pressures to increase housing availability in major cities. San Diego could face financial penalties if the city doesn’t transition more units from single-family homes into high-rises, according to city officials. Sacramento politicians have gradually eroded protections and zoning for single-family homes by signing SB9, a bill allowing single-family lots to be subdivided. Newsom and his fellow state leaders have also passed numerous laws making it easier to develop high-rise, multifamily units. Mayor Richard Baily of Coronado joined KUSI’s Lauren Phinney to discuss the potential impact this high-rise agenda could have on the landscape of San Diego. Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending

City of San Diego prepares for homeless Point In Time Count

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Jan. 25, the 2023 Point in Time Count will kickoff in Downtown and will last from 4-8 a.m. The Point in Time Count is required by the federal government to qualify for certain funds. KUSI’s Matt Prichard went live with homeless advocate Michael McConnel, who said that the count grossly underrepresents the true homeless population currently living in San Diego. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News, Trending

High winds cause unplanned power outages and interstate closures

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Roughly 8,000 San Diegans went without power across the county after SDG&E suffered several unplanned power outages due to high winds on Thursday. The biggest outages in the county occurred in Blossom Valley and El Monte, where almost 4,000 San Diegans were powerless. Sections of the Interstate 8 were shut down near Campo and Alpine after several big rigs were overturned due to the high winds. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

Santa Ana winds uproot trees, cause park closures

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Fierce Santa Ana winds battered much of the region today, prompting a weather warning at San Diego International Airport, making driving treacherous for big rigs and even toppling a tree that fell on a woman in Balboa Park. Forecasters called for peak gusts of 30 to 40 mph along the San Diego coast Thursday, but gusts of up to 70 mph were expected to continue into theafternoon in the mountains, with some higher wind speeds possible in passes and canyons. According to the National Weather Service, some mountains and passes saw winds topping 80 mph Thursday morning, with Riverside County recording at least one gust of 92 mph. “There have been numerous reports of overturned high profile vehicles through the mountain pass highways, as well as uprooted trees,” according to the National Weather Service, which advised caution for motorists, particularly on Interstate 8 in the San Diego County mountains. “Winds will be strong and widespread across SoCal, even outside of the typically windy locations,” forecasters said. Around 8 a.m., the winds toppled a roughly 80- to 90-foot-tall eucalyptus tree in Balboa

Prince St. Pizza opens in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The popular Prince St. Pizza has arrived in San Diego. Their new location in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, located at 415 Market St, is opening their doors by giving out FREE pizza in partnership with the businesses that they are now neighbors with. Prince St. Pizza originally opened its doors in 2012 in New York City. Since then, Prince St. Pizza has made a name for itself as a premium pizzeria, serving both original Neapolitan pizzas and legendary SoHo Squares across New York and Los Angeles. Their recipes have been in the Morano Family for generations, including our handcrafted sauces made daily from scratch and our signature crisp and fluffy dough. They say their mission is to deliver happiness with every slice of pizza served and every interaction they have. The Prince St. Pizza team is committed to consistency and the perfect bite in every pie. They say respect and dignity are at the core of their team, and they bring those values each and every day. KUSI’s Kacey McKinnon spoke with the owner of Prince St. Pizza, Lawrence Longo, on

UCSD makes breakthrough in dementia prevention study

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Moderate to vigorous exercise and daily walks can reduce the risk of developing dementia among senior women, according to a study by UC San Diego researchers published today. In Wednesday’s online edition of “Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association,” the team from UCSD’s Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science found that, among women 65 or older, each additional 31 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with a 21% lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Risk was also 33% lower with each additional 1,865 daily steps. “Given that the onset of dementia begins 20 years or more before symptoms show, the early intervention for delaying or preventing cognitive decline and dementia among older adults is essential,” said senior author Andrea LaCroix, distinguished professor at the Wertheim School. Dementia is a “debilitating neurological condition that can cause loss of memory, the ability to think, problem solve or reason.” Mild cognitive impairment is an early stage of memory loss or thinking problems that is not as severe as dementia. According to