28th Annual Pacific Islander Festival at Ski Beach, Sept. 24 – 25

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 28th Annual Pacific Islander Festival will be at Ski Beach on Saturday Sept. 24 and Sunday Sept. 25. This free family-friendly event is the largest Islander festival on the main land. The mission of the event is to preserve Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian culture and heritage through food, dance, storytelling and wares. More info on their website. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News

Mike Aguirre discusses judge’s dismissal of portion of Ash Street lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The judge overseeing the taxpayer lawsuit which challenges the City’s acquisition of 101 Ash has tentatively dismissed the case ahead of trial. For many, the entire backlog of events leading up to this court case have been confusing and disappointing. Taxpayer money and legislative time and effort have been funneled into the 101 Ash property, a property that is not safe for inhabitance according to inspectors. KUSI’s Logan Burnes was joined by Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre to discuss the issue of 101 Ash and why the case was dismissed. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending

“Salkhenge” sunset on Sept. 22 fall equinox

SAN DIEOG (KUSI) – The Salk Institute’s “River of Life” water feature runs directly through the golden sunset of the Sept. 22 fall equinox creating a picture perfect sunset commemorating this time of year. Called “Salkhenge” for its setup akin to Stonehenge in relation to equinoxal sunsets, the River of Life is similarly significant. KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski was joined by Tom Albright, Professor at the Salk Institute, to discuss the sunset and the architecture of the River of Life.   Categories: Entertainment, KUSI, Local San Diego News

CA GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson tweets “call to action”

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Earlier this week the CA GOP Chair, Jessica Millan Patterson, tweeted a call to action referendum on CA Democrats to DO something about persistent issues in California. This issues include safety, crime and affordability. House Republicans have recently set out a bold agenda with clear steps intended to hold California Democrats accountable for the last two years. CA GOP Chair Jessica Millan Patterson joined KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski to discuss the GOP’s recent moves to pin Dems. and force change. Categories: California News, Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending

Miramar Air Show comes to San Diego Friday, Sept. 23

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Miramar Air Show is returning to San Diego starting Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. and will go until Sunday, Sept. 25. The Miramar Air Show is a staple of San Diego culture as a military city, and each year thousands flock to to the Marine Corps Air Station for the three-day event. It is the largest military air show in the United States, total attendance adds up to nearly 700,000 over the years. To talk about the details of the show, KUSI’s Logan Burnes was joined by 2nd LT. Jacoby Hawkins, Deputy Director of Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT) for MCAS Miramar. Categories: KUSI

Illegal street vending in Gaslamp increases despite new laws

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s been three months since the City of San Diego approved the new street vending laws, but the number of illegal vendors in the Gaslamp Quarter continues to hit record highs. The law was passed to prevent vendors from taking over streets and sidewalks, but some observe that there is zero enforcement in the historic downtown neighborhood. KUSI’s Dan Plante went live in Downtown, San Diego to talk about street vendors with the locals. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending

Adams Avenue Street Fair returns this weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 40th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will be in Normal Heights Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Adams Ave. event is the largest FREE two-day music festival in Southern California. The headliners this weekend include the Beat Farmers, Roots-Rockers, the Delta Bombers, and Starcrawler. KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski was joined by Julia Sanchez, Assistant Director of the Adams Ave Business Association to talk about the upcoming event. Categories: Entertainment, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Trending

Update: Homeless shelters switched to processing center for migrants

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s homeless problem is out of control, with a record high 1,609 homeless people living in Downtown San Diego alone. City and County leaders, like Mayor Gloria and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, insist on converting hotels/motels into homeless shelters, as they continue touting the openings as success. Despite the opening of these new shelters, our homeless problem is worse than ever before. Asylum-seeking migrants are being sheltered at these facilities that are supposed to be housing homeless San Diegans. Miranda Devine has been tracking known migrant charter planes which appear to be toting loads of migrants back and forth. Where do they come from and where do they go? Apparently into San Diego homeless encampments. Homeless advocate Michael McConnell fears these migrants are being set up for failure by being put into our homeless facilities, while others say sheltering migrants in these places is simply taking beds away from the thousands living on the streets. KUSI’s Matt Prichard searched for answers regarding the planes shuttling people back and forth from Texas to San Diego, but few people were willing to answer