San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones on SANDAG road plan

SAN MARCOS (KUSI) – SANDAG’S $160 billion plan to expand transportation services relies heavily on getting money from drivers through what’s being called a “road charge.” San Marcos mayor Rebecca Jones joined Good Morning San Diego with details of the plan. SANDAG will host the third in a series of virtual open houses for residents to learn more about the draft 2021 Regional Plan, the blueprint for land use and transportation planning in the San Diego region through 2050. Wednesday’s open house at 6 p.m. will focus on unincorporated county areas. The SANDAG virtual open houses will give local residents the opportunity to ask questions, hear from SANDAG board members and staff about the benefits of the draft 2021 Regional Plan, how the plan was created, and the next steps. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News

Man jailed in fatal stabbing at El Cajon bus stop

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 29-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a homeless woman in an apparently random attack at an El Cajon bus stop was behind bars Monday. Shawn Eugene Jones of El Cajon was arrested Saturday after driving across the U.S.-Mexico border into the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, authorities reported. Jones allegedly attacked Kris Robinson, 66, near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Walter Way at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. She died in a hospital later in the evening. Investigators found surveillance camera images of Jones’ vehicle near the scene of the killing, El Camino Police Department Lt. Keith MacArthur said. “They were able to quickly get that information out to other agencies to assist in finding the suspect,” MacArthur said. Detectives do not believe that Jones and Robinson knew each other. “Police are investigating possible motives, but it is believed the suspect and the victim were strangers and the attack was random,” MacArthur said. Jones was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was being held without bail pending…

Darvish fans 11, Padres get 2 big homers to beat Dodgers 6-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out 11 in six brilliant innings to become the fastest big leaguer to reach 1,500 for his career, Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 in the opener of a three-game series between the NL West rivals. Darvish reached 1,500 strikeouts on the nose in 197 starts. He held the Dodgers to two hits, including Mookie Betts’ solo homer, and walked just one. The Padres improved to 5-3 this season against the Dodgers. Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports

SANDAG transportation plan expansion requires possible road charge

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – SANDAG’s $160-billion plan to expand rail, bus and other transportation services relies heavily on getting more money from drivers by way of a road charge. The fee would charge drivers a set price for every mile traveled within the state. SANDAG has still not yet decided how to collect the road charges, which it anticipates collecting more than $34 billion through to 2050. Oceanside Councilmember Christopher Rodriguez joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to discuss SANDAG’s proposed plan. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics

Update on recall Gov. Newsom effort with campaign manager Anne Dunsmore

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Groups advocating to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom are shifting gears into overdrive as the recall election date nears, but still has no official date set yet. Anne Dunsmore, Campaign Manager/Finance Director for Recue California, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego to discuss the latest updates on Rescue California. The recall election ballot will ask if Gov. Newsom should be recalled, and if so, who should replace him. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics

Revision in K-12 mask guidance doesn’t go far enough, ‘Let Them Breathe’ says

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The “Let Them Breathe” group is advocating for mask-choice for K-12 California students, who still have to wear masks at indoor schools. The group has sent a letter to the California Department of Public Health demanding that they end mask mandates for students on June 15. Let Them Breathe has found the revision in K-12 mask guidance lacking. Sharon McKeeman, Co Founder of Let Them Breathe, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to discuss what Let Them Breathe is hoping to accomplish. The group will hold a Smile-Fest on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mission Church Campus located at 825 Carlsbad Village Dr. Categories: California News, Coronavirus, Health, Local San Diego News, Politics

Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom effort rallying supporters in El Cajon

EL CAJON (KUSI) – The Republican Party of San Diego county is holding a rally this evening to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office in the upcoming recall election. KUSI’s Teresa Sardina was live in El Cajon with a preview. The rally is seeking to wage an aggressive grassroots campaign throughout San Diego to get Gov. Newsom recalled. The rally is taking place at 6:30 p.m. on June 21 at Prescott Promenade located at 200 East Main Street, El Cajon. For more information visit Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics

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