Pete Buttigieg Drops out of Presidential Race

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is ending his presidential bid, a campaign aide confirmed Sunday to CNN. The former mayor became the first gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates for a major party’s nomination. After success in Iowa and New Hampshire, Buttigieg’s campaign struggled to keep momentum. The former mayor’s struggled to win over voters of color, a key base to the Democratic Party, in Nevada and South Carolina. Buttigieg finished significantly behind the race’s frontrunners in those two states. The mayor’s lack of momentum heading into Super Tuesday sunk the upstart campaign. A support event was held in Palm Springs on Sunday afternoon. Attendees found out about the news during the event. Stay with NBC Palm Springs for updates.

Competitors Brave Windy Conditions at Desert Triathlon

Swimmers, bikers, and runners braved the windy conditions bright and early this morning for the Playtri Desert Triathlon at Lake Cahuilla Sunday morning.   The event is celebrating its 21st year and it marks the unofficial beginning of triathlon season. Participants of various ages are welcomed and will be competing in multiple categories. Awards will be given to the top three people in each division and age group. The four race categories this year include sprint triathlon, duathlon, Olympic triathlon, and aqua bike. “I am competing in the sprint triathlon course and I don’t know if I’ve ever been prepared for a race in my entire life, but this has been a really great experience so far and I’m just ready to get into the water and go for it,” said Rachel Brune, Desert Triathlon competitor. The Desert Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event but there is no time limit set on this triathlon. So if beginners want to give the triathlon a try, they’ll have as much time as they need.

Man Attacked, Woman Shot In leg During Home Invasion In Stockton

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton police said a man was attacked and a woman was shot in the leg during a home invasion early Sunday. The Stockton Police Department said in a news release that the shooting happened at around 2:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Cypress Run Drive while unidentified three men were in the middle of a home invasion. Police said the victims, both 58, were asleep when the suspects entered their home and attacked the male victim. At some point, one of the suspects shot a female victim in the leg, the news release said. All three suspects, described as black male adults in their 30s, left in a dark-colored sedan with some of the victims’ property. The two victims were taken to the hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Stockton PD said the suspects and victims do not know each other. No further information has been released.

Longboarder Suffers Major Injuries After Being Hit By Car In Auburn Intersection

AUBURN (CBS13) — A longboarder is in the hospital with major injuries after being struck by a vehicle in an intersection in Auburn, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol Auburn said in a press release that the incident happened Saturday morning just after 7:30 a.m. in the area of Highway 49 and Luther Road. The longboarder, Auburn resident Erich Hostetter, was riding his board along northbound Highway 49, CHP said. As Hostetter approached the intersection, he failed to yield the right of way tp sn oncoming driver making a left turn in the intersection from southbound Highway 49, the news release said. The vehicle, driven by Auburn resident Fredrick Weisgerber, hit Hostetter head-on and knocked him to the ground, causing major injuries, CHP said. Weisberger was uninjured. CHP said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.

New phone scam impacting San Diego area residents

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Director of Community and Public Relations at California Coast Credit Union, Bob Scheid joins KUSI to alert us about the local phone scam. The scam involves a fraud pretending to call about a debit card breach, and then proceeding to request that you provide your personal identification. Scheid advised that if this happens to you, make sure to hang up and call California Coast Credit Union directly.   Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performs at Shepherd Field

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every year, the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment, featuring the Silent Drill Platoon, travels worldwide to demonstrate the discipline and professionalism of the United States Marine Corps. Yesterday afternoon, they performed at Sheperd Field aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. KUSI Veteran Photojournalist, David Villegas captured the performance.   Categories: Local San Diego News

Person struck in shooting involving Santa Clarita Valley deputies

A person was struck in a shooting involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Station Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Authorities have not released details about the extent of the person’s injuries or the location of the shooting. It’s also unclear what led up to shots being fired. Check back for updates to this developing story. ADVISORY: There is police activity in vicinity of our sheriff’s station re: an incident that occurred but please be assured there is no danger to the public at this time. No outstanding suspects. The area will remain closed off as investigation is underway. @santaclarita @lasdhq— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) March 1, 2020

Pete Buttigieg to drop presidential bid

Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign. Three people with knowledge of Buttigieg’s decision told The Associated Press he began informing campaign staff on Sunday. They were not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. His campaign said Buttigieg will speak Sunday night in South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency, was perhaps the most consistently impressive candidate in the Democratic field — eloquent and disciplined — and tried to make the case that his party thrived when it embraced candidates who offered generational change. But the millennial, Afghanistan war veteran ended up being more successful at winning older voters while Sen. Bernie Sander, 78, captured the energy of younger ones. Voters saw Buttigieg in the more moderate lane of the Democratic field, and he flourished early with a top finish in the Iowa caucuses and a close second place finish in New Hampshire. But as the race moved to more diverse states, less dependent on college-educated voters, Buttigieg struggled.…

Contestants for annual Dancing with the Tracy Stars announced

TRACY — Six Tracy residents, including the daughter of a previous winner, will compete for the mirror ball trophy this May at Dancing with the Tracy Stars.The contestants announced Tuesday include:• Realtor Janet Anderson, who is raising funds for the Central Valley Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation.• Business manager Brooke Clever, who is raising funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.• […]

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