Owners of Alamo Flags hand out thousands of FREE American flags ahead July 4th

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – To get San Diegans in the patriotic spirit, the owners of Alamo Flags are continuing their annual tradition. Every year, Mike Ismail and his son Dean give away 1,000 American flags to people who want one, for free. Mike and Dean are immigrants, and say the United States is the best country in the world. So to spread their patriotism, they have made this an annual tradition. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman visited Alamo Flags ahead of Fourth of July weekend to check in with the Ismael’s as they prepare to celebrate America’s birthday. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending

List of all the Fourth of July fireworks shows in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July? The annual Big Bay Boom will take place at 9:00 PM over San Diego Bay, but there are many other places to watch fireworks and celebrate America’s birthday. All the shows start at 9:00 PM. Below is a complete list of all the fireworks shows in San Diego! Camp Pendleton – Military ID required. Carlsbad: Legoland California  Chula Vista: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center – 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA Coronado: Glorietta Bay – Coronado Golf Course, Stingray Point El Cajon: Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019 Escondido: Grape Day Park & California Center for the Arts – 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025 Del Mar: San Diego County Fair Imperial Beach: Pier Plaza – DRONE SHOW –  940 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA La Mesa: Lake Murray Community Park –  7001 Murray Park Dr, San Diego, CA 92119 Mission Bay: SeaWorld San Diego  Poway: Poway High School Stadium – 15500 Espola Road Poway, CA 92064 Ramona: Olive Pierce Middle School – 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona, CA Rancho Bernardo: Rancho

Anti-police art installation in Escondido causes controversy

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A controversial art installation is causing a stir in Escondido as many are saying the exhibit promotes an anti-police theme. The piece is titled, “Three Slick Pigs” and the artist, OG Slick, says he is bringing attention to excessive police force and abuse of power. It features three pigs in police uniforms, dancing in front of a group of officers in riot gear. Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara says many residents have reached out to him, some opposed and some in favor. McNamara told KUSI’s Matt Prichard that he thinks it at least should be more clear on what it is trying to express. The art installation is in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, directly next to City Hall, so the Mayor of Escondido has no authority to remove it. In response, the California Center for the Arts board of trustees to vote on keeping the piece in place, which they did. Sara Matta, the Chair of CCAE Board of Trustees, issued a statement saying, “the Board voted to continue CCAE’s support of the Street Legacy: SoCal Style Masters exhibition and

Anti-police art installation at Escondido City Hall causes controversy

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A controversial art installation is causing a stir in Escondido as many are saying the exhibit promotes an anti-police theme. The piece is titled, “Three Slick Pigs” and the artist, OG Slick, says he is bringing attention to excessive police force and abuse of power. It features three pigs in police uniforms, dancing in front of a group of officers in riot gear. Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara says many residents have reached out to him, some opposed and some in favor. McNamara told KUSI’s Matt Prichard that he thinks it at least should be more clear on what it is trying to express. In response, the California Center for the Arts board of trustees to vote on keeping the piece in place, which they did. Sara Matta, the Chair of CCAE Board of Trustees, issued a statement saying, “the Board voted to continue CCAE’s support of the Street Legacy: SoCal Style Masters exhibition and of the installation in question without removing, covering or otherwise editing it.” Artist OG Slick said the controversial artwork, “only reinforces my beliefs and bringing these issues to

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund honors Foundation for Women Warriors with $50,000 grant

RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) -The Foundation for Women Warriors has received a $50,000 grant award from The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund for their Women Veteran Emergency and Transition Services programs in San Diego County. The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund joins together over 130 members in meaningful and engaging ways to give back to the greater San Diego community. Since 2004, RSFWF has awarded close to $4.8 Million dollars in grants to local nonprofits. Mara Buchholz, former co-chair of the Grants Committee, says, “The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is a group of women dedicated to making a difference in our community and this year one of our grant focus areas was Women’s Services. These women veterans who are part of the Foundation for Women Warriors Emergency and Transition Services program soundly served our country. They deserve the same level of dedication from us, and we are proud to partner with Foundation for Women Warriors to help them solidify their financial, familial and emotional futures.” “The Foundation for Women Warriors is a perfect fit for our organization, strong women helping other strong women succeed

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer addresses Todd Gloria’s 101 Ash Street settlement

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to address a few issues important to voters. First, Faulconer addressed Mayor Todd Gloria’s proposed 101 Ash Street settlement, his first public comments since the settlement was announced. Faulconer said he can’t get into too many details because of the ongoing litigation, but was able to say he supports delaying the vote on the settlement as the Mayor supports it, but City Attorney Mara Elliott opposes it. He added that they should not rush the settlement, and make sure they get it right for the City of San Diego. RELATED STORY: San Diego City Council delays vote on 101 Ash Street settlement after backlash Faulconer then addressed the statewide gas tax, and Governor Gavin Newsom’s new plan to send out stimulus checks to millions of Californians, instead of just suspending the tax.   Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

SCOTUS rules against EPA on Climate Change, and allows for end of Remain in Mexico policy

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Supreme Court has ruled on two more cases ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In a blow to Climate Change fighters, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that “the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming.” The other ruling allows for the end of the Trump-era immigration policy known as “Remain in Mexico,” giving President Biden a victory. In a 5-4 ruling, the SCOTUS ruled that immigration law gives the federal government the discretion to end the program, formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols. The case will go back down to lower courts for additional proceedings around his latest attempt to end the program. A hold on Biden’s bid to end the program remains in place, but Thursday’s ruling suggested that that order should be lifted shortly. KUSI Contributor and legal analyst Dan Eaton broke down the rulings on Good Morning San Diego. California Governor Gavin Newsom has already issued a reaction video to the Supreme Court’s ruling against the EPA. Newsom

Mayor Bill Wells: Democrats on SANDAG think they know what’s best for voters

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) approved their $163 BILLION Regional Transportation Plan in December 2021, which is filled with new taxes. The plan, supported by Democrats who promise it will solve “climate change,” was heavily opposed by Republican members of the SANDAG board. The opponents do not believe mass public transit and increasing taxes on San Diegans who are already facing the highest-in-the-nation cost of living is the right thing to do. But, Democrats disagree. Mayors Todd Gloria, Catherine Blakespeare, Mary Salas and more all believe the threat of “climate change” validates increasing taxes on San Diegans. Many of the supporters openly admitted in public hearing that the end goal of this enormous plan is to get people out of their cars. Opponents, like El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, say our region is simply too big to force people into public transit, and that the geographic area does not make public transit a solid option. But before passing the plan, SANDAG leaders removed the most controversial part of the bill, the mileage tax. The mileage tax would tax each

California gas tax to increase again on July 1

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County decreased 1.1 cents to $6.253, and the statewide gas tax is set to increase Friday, July 1. Democrats have opposed any bill introduced to suspend the state gas tax, instead offering to send people stimulus checks by the end of October. The average price has dropped 12 cents over the past 15 days, including two-tenths of a cent Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The streak of decreases follows a run of 19 increases in 20 days totaling 35.5 cents. The average price is 5.2 cents less than one week ago but 17.8 cents more than one month ago and $1.99 higher than one year ago. The national average price dropped for the 16th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 1.1 cents to $4.857. It has dropped 15.9 cents over the past 16 days. The national average price rose 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases. It is 8.3 cents less than one week ago but

Padres prep for crucial series against the Dodgers in L.A.

The San Diego Padres are getting ready to head to L.A. for the first time this season. A series that could give them first place and put them in a good spot at the start of July. The Friars are currently just 1.5 games back of the Dodgers for first place going into the four game set. The Dodgers currently hold the season series over the Padres two games to one.   Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: San Diego Padres

Cliff collapses at Torrey Pines State Beach, no injuries

TORREY PINES (KUSI) – A warning for everyone heading to the beaches for Fourth of July weekend and the rest of summer. Stay away from the cliffs. Another larger portion of the cliff has collapsed at Torrey Pines State Beach, but thankfully nobody was injured. KUSI’s Dan Plante was live at the beach with more information as thousands of San Diegans and visitors prepare to celebrate Fourth of July.   Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News

Jorge Ventura: Large caravans of migrants are illegally entering the United States

RIO GRANDE (KUSI) – Daily Caller field reporter Jorge Ventura has been up close and personal covering migrants illegally entering the United States. Ventura is publishing video to to his Twitter page showing large caravans of people crossing the Rio Grand River from Piedras Negras, Mexico, and into Eagle Pass, Texas. To make matters worse, at least 50 people were found dead in an abandoned 18-wheeler in San Antonio. Authorities said the tragedy is the deadliest migrant-smuggling operation in memory. Texas Governor Greg Abbott immediately called on President Biden and his administration to begin enforcing our immigration laws. After the tragedy, Biden announced he’s doing everything possible to stop human smuggling. Abbott said that is a lie. Jorge Ventura has been on the border covering everything surrounding the ongoing immigration crisis, and joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to break it down and share some of his shocking footage. Click here to see Jorge Ventura’s Twitter page.   Categories: National & International News, Politics