San Diego Humane Society releases injured bald eagle after month of rehab

WARNER SPRINGS (KUSI) – An injured bald eagle found in Warner Springs with a wing droop and unable to fly, was released back into the wild following a month of rehabilitation at the San Diego Humane Society, it was announced Friday. The eagle was brought to San Diego Humane Society’s Pilar and Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center on June 8. The bird has been rehabilitated and was released back into the wild on Thursday. While at the Bahde Wildlife Center, Project Wildlife’s medical team provided the injured bald eagle with heat support, fluids and nutrition. Veterinarians performed radiographs and blood tests, including a lead test, to ensure all levels were normal. The bird was then sent to San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Campus to gain flight strength in an aviary. After nearly a month in care, the bald eagle was deemed strong enough to fly and was released at the Lake Henshaw Scenic Overlook. “Bald eagles have been a longstanding symbol of freedom, so it’s incredible to see this bird return home just before July Fourth,” said Andy Blue, campus director of San Diego Humane Society’s…

Be safe, pick up trash this holiday weekend, officials remind celebrants

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Fourth of July weekend brings thousands of visitors to San Diego’s popular beaches, and larger crowds mean more rescues by San Diego Fire and Rescue Department lifeguards. In addition, Mission Bay is one of the top destinations for aquatic enthusiasts, especially during holiday weekends. “Lifeguards and police officers patrolling our beaches, particularly Mission Bay, want everyone to have safe and enjoyable experiences,” said Lifeguard Chief James Gartland. “With the increase in visitors on this holiday weekend, we want to make sure those who participate in aquatic activities know the safest places to swim or surf, as well as the safety requirements for equipment such as personal watercraft,” he said. “We have also seen an increase in illegal vessel rentals and want to warn the public.” With more than 40 miles of oceanfront and bay shoreline to patrol throughout the city, SDFD lifeguards help keep an average of 17 million visitors safe and conduct an estimated 7,000 rescues at local beaches each year. Additionally, lifeguards manage cliff, scuba and swift water rescues, enforce boating safety regulations and respond to emergencies involving seafaring…

College basketball players past and present react to NIL rights

With the latest rule changes coming down from the NCAA with college athletes now being able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness for the very first time, we get reaction from college basketball players on the latest news. Matt Mitchell (SDSU Aztec from  2017-2021) , Trey Pulliam (Aztecs Guard) , Reed Farley (UCSD Guard),  D.J Gay (SDSU Aztec from 2007-2011) , and Billy White (SDSU Aztec from 2007-2011)  all sharing their thoughts on the new ruling. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Aztecs, UCSD Basketball

Swish Pro-Am: B.W.A 91, Team 619 63

Swish Pro-Am Tournament at Canyon Crest Academy featuring B.W.A and Team 619 going head to head. B.W.A  and Former Aztec standout Matt Mitchell finishes the night with 19 points. Trey Pulliam hailing from Aztecs also goes on to have an impressive night notching 20 points. B.W.A goes on to win this one 91-63. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: swish pro am

Swish Pro-Am: Mt. Soledad 67, Goodall 63

Swish Pro-Am Tournament taking place at Canyon Crest Academy features an exciting matchup between Mt. Soledad taking and Goodall. Mt. Soledad’s and soon to be Aztec Matt Bradley gets a bucket and puts points on the board. Bradley goes on to lead the night with 27 points. Mt. Soledad wins the tight matchup, 67-63. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: mt. soledad, swish pro am

Gas taxes rise again, making California have the highest gas prices in the country

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The gas tax in the state of California increased July 1 by .6 cents. The automatic increase is due to SB1 that was passed in 2017. It raises the fuel excise tax each year, to help pay for road and bridge repairs, but critics question if that’s really what the money is being used for. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose four-tenths of a cent Thursday to $4.267, one day after a run of seven increases in eight days ended with a decrease of one-tenth of a cent. The average price is 2.7 cents higher than one week ago, 7.9 cents more than one month ago and $1.172 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price has risen $1.04 since the start of the year to its highest amount since May 5, 2014, because of a sharp increase in the oil price and increased demand because more people are driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern…

Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt overcame COVID-19 restrictions and is back open for business

DOWNTOWN, SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt was heavily impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The family owned business is located in the Hilton Bay Front San Diego. Hotels  were one of the first to close due to COVID-19 restrictions and one of the last to open, including Sweet Things. KUSI’s Kacey McKinnon spoke with the Scornavacco family on Good Morning San Diego to talk about their reopening. Taylor Scornavacco says, “With no income for a very long time, we didn’t know if our family business would survive.” The Scornavacco family started a go-fund-me during the lockdowns to keep their families shop alive. Taylor added, “We’re more than just a frozen yogurt shop. We are a family business through and through. It’s good to be back working.” Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt is now hiring and wants hard working people to join their Sweet Things Family. Jake Scornavacco tells KUSI, “It’s great to see the Downtown San Diego area get back to normal. People are finally out living their lives and that helps our business so much” Sweet Things is looking ahead to a brighter future as…

Restaurant owners frustrated about delay of Gaslamp Promenade expansion

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many restaurant owners are frustrated over delay of expanding the promenade at the Gaslamp. Ron Burner, the owner of Nicolosi’s on Fifth, joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to share his perspective on the situation and how the delay is hurting many other business owners just like him. Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

Sam the Cooking Guy shares the best Fourth of July BBQ tips

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This may be the most important interview you see all week. Sam the Cooking Guy shares the best and easiest cooking tips for your Fourth of July BBQ! For hot dogs, he says you should boil them before placing them on the grill. And for everyone planning on cooking hot dogs and burgers, the cooking guy advises putting the hot dogs on when you are ready to flip the burgers. You can see his YouTube channel here, and KUSI congratulates him on approaching 3 million subscribers! Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

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