KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 31, 2018 Updated: 10:45 AM Police identify 26-year-old mother killed in Mira Mesa collision KUSI Newsroom, March 31, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter MIRA MESA (KUSI) — Authorities Saturday identified the motorist killed in a collision while pulling onto a Mira Mesa street Friday.Judy Suong Tuyet Bui, 26, suffered fatal injuries when her Acura TL was broadsided by a Honda Accord while she was making a left turn out of an apartment complex parking lot, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.The crash happened in the 7200 block of Calle Cristobal on Mira Mesa.Medics took her 4-year-old son, who had been riding in a child safety seat, to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull, a broken pelvis, a fractured knee and broken ribs.The 26-year-old driver of the Honda complained of pain to his lower back, San Diego Police Department Officer Tony Martinez said at the time.Police said it was unclear who was at fault in the accident.
Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCENTRAL AMERICA (KUSI) – The stream of 7,000 Central American migrants heading through Mexico toward the U.S. face a gauntlet of legal and administrative procedures before they can be granted asylum. University of San Diego professor Ev Meade said the process of gaining legal status under asylum is long and complex. Even after reaching the border, there is no guarantee that a person will have a chance to apply for asylum. First, the migrant must be admitted into the port of entry, and that takes place only after a pre-screening. Typical questions involve the person’s fear of remaining in their home country. Meade said, “It’s about, ‘are you in fear right now?’ A second question is, ‘are you afraid to return to your home country?’”The border issues expert said the migrant who enters a port of entry, such as San Ysidro, would have only provisional approval to stay on U.S. soil.“The United States government is allowing you to enter the United States and allowing you with the understanding that you don’t have a visa or pre-authorized entry,” Meade said.Once a person is allowed into a U.S. port of entry, they will be held in a locked cell.“You are going to be detained. They’re going to put you in something that any of us would recognize as a jail or a prison.”The next step is an extensive interview which is called the “credible fear” interview. An officer with the federal agency called the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will try to determine if the immigrant has a legitimate and well-founded fear of being persecuted in their home country on the basis of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or because of their political opinion. Meade said the definition of a refugee seeking asylum comes directly from international law. “So it’s the same standard in every country around the world,” he said.Only after the immigrant passes what’s known as the “credible fear” interview will they be permitted to start the formal process of applying for asylum and eventually plead their case in a hearing before a federal immigration judge. Because of a shortage of immigration judges and a massive backlog of cases, Meade said a person may not get an asylum hearing for two-to-five years. He said the current system is not efficient and there should be other options for those who want to apply for asylum.“The U.S. immigration system still operates almost exclusively on paper files. They don’t have a single digital system for managing all the cases,” Meade explained.The USD professor estimated that fewer than 10% of the Central American migrants heading toward the border will be allowed to apply for asylum and of that number, only 1/5 will be granted asylum in the United States. KUSI’s Sasha Foo details the US asylum process Posted: October 23, 2018 October 23, 2018 Sasha Foo Sasha Foo,
Posted: December 20, 2018 AP, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has agreed to a U.S. proposal to let third-country migrants remain in or be returned to Mexico while their claims for asylum in the United States are being processed.The decision was a historic one for Mexico, which has traditionally refused to accept the return of any migrants who aren’t Mexican.Mexico’s Foreign relations Department said Thursday the move is a temporary, humanitarian measure.The deal, released by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Thursday.The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has been struggling with an increase in asylum claims and limits on its ability to detain asylum seekers. Updated: 8:46 PM AP, KUSI Newsroom Mexico to let migrants remain while US asylum claims proceed December 20, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom San Diego Fleet to host donation drive for Alpha Project and blood, food banks SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Alliance of American Football team the San Diego Fleet will host a community drive Monday to collect donations of food, blood and necessities like clothes and soap.The event is the Fleet’s first-ever donation drive since beginning play in the AAF in February. Donations made at the event will benefit the San Diego Blood Bank, the Alpha Project and the San Diego Food Bank. Residents who make a donation at the event will receive two free tickets to the team’s last regular-season home game April 14.“Donations are critical to the San Diego Food Bank since we are currently feeding 350,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County,” said James Floros, president and CEO of the San Diego Food Bank. “On behalf of the food bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank the San Diego Fleet for giving back to the community and helping our fellow San Diegans in need.”The Alpha Project is accepting donations of clothing, blankets, soap and shampoo. The food bank is seeking canned and non-perishable goods like soup, beans, peanut butter, rice and baby formula.The community drive is scheduled to begin at noon at SDCCU Stadium at 9449 Friars Road. Posted: April 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center “The Conrad” opens KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 5, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tonight was the grand opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. “The Conrad” is set to host a variety of events from music to theater.La Jolla Music Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and they are the parent organization sponsoring the building of The Conrad, which received $82 million in public funding.The Conrad is the permanent home of La Jolla Music Society and will host world-class performances as well as other San Diego arts presenters, according to LJMS.KUSI’s Dave Scott was there for all the opening day festivities.
ASA and Monsanto company announced they will partner on a National/State Board & Staff Leadership Training program for 1997. “The program calls for a comprehensive, educational and hands-on training experience that is ASA specific throughout its design, development and implementation,” stated Ron Eickhorst, ASA Corporate Relations Director. “We appreciate the support pledged by Monsanto to make this program possible,” Eickhorst added. ASA is a national, not-for-profit, nonpartisan, volunteer, farmer-controlled commodity organization with 30,000 members that works to strengthen soybeans as an economically and environmentally sound cropping opportunity in the best interest of soybean growers and the public.”Association leadership training is essential to provide the skills needed to further the interests of soybean producers,” according to Jim Nagel, ASA Marketing & Membership Director. “ASA producer leaders are very active in policy and trade issues at state, national and international levels. They are frequently called upon to testify before Congress, and often provide information to Administration officials and foreign trade representatives,” Nagel added. Soybeans accounted for 26% of all U.S. crop acres planted in 1995, and represented a farm gate value of more than $14.5 billion.The initial focus of the program will be on equipping members of ASA’s national Board to more effectively and efficiently carry out their responsibilities, including service as a member of the ASA Executive Committee, such as Chairman, President, First Vice President, or Vice President, or a Committee Chair or Committee member. Interactive learning methods, role modeling and work/study sessions will be used in a contemporary and fun atmosphere to maximize overall participant value and program effectiveness. The first training sessions will take place in March during ASA’s Board meetings in Washington, D.C.Education/training sessions for State Boards, State Presidents and State Executive Directors will also begin during 1997. Trainers/presenters will take this leadership program out to the individual states. ASA Board members, State Board members and State Presidents are volunteer positions. State Executive Directors are staff positions.
St. Louis, Mo… With yesterday’s passage of legislation by the House and Senate to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff”, the American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes provisions in the law that extend the biodiesel tax incentive and provide a permanent solution to the estate tax, two of ASA’s major priorities in 2012 and 2013. ASA President and Canton, Miss.-based farmer Danny Murphy noted the association’s enthusiasm for these tax provisions in the following statement:”The extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and the solution provided for the estate tax that Congress included in the fiscal cliff package are two resounding victories for soybean farmers, and ASA applauds the House and the Senate for including these two policies that provide some certainty for farmers going forward. These have been two of ASA’s foremost priorities in recent years, and soybean farmers stand to benefit significantly from the stability and certainty created by these provisions.”The estate tax, which would have reverted to levels unrealistic for family farm operations in the absence of congressional action, was permanently set through the legislation at a rate of 40 percent on estates valued at $5 million, or $10 million per couple, which is a much more viable framework for the land-based and capital-intensive nature of family farms like ours. This solution allows farmers to pass their operations from generation to generation without the undue burden of an unrealistic estate tax structure.”With regard to the biodiesel tax incentive, the extension of the dollar-per-gallon credit retroactive to 2012 and through 2013 is also a significant win for the burgeoning biodiesel industry, an important market for soybean growers. More than half of all biodiesel produced in the U.S. uses the oil from American-grown soybeans as a feedstock, which helps to grow our domestic fuel supply and creates soy meal as a byproduct, providing protein-rich animal feed for livestock, poultry and aquaculture.”ASA recognizes and appreciates the work put in by the House, the Senate and the Obama Administration in crafting this legislation to address many tax issues, including these two significant policy provisions for soybean farmers.”ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through voluntary farmer membership by farmers in 30 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Danny Murphy, ASA President, 601-906-3809, firstname.lastname@example.orgPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, email@example.com
Washougal’s Parker House restaurant is going away, but the public is invited to purchase mementos of the landmark restaurant today and Saturday.Memorabilia from the Columbia River waterfront building will be on sale both days, said Russell Brent, a part owner of the property who is overseeing plans to demolish the structure and build a new restaurant on the site. “The public is welcome,” Brent said Thursday, adding that the nostalgia some people feel toward the landmark Parker House prompted him to conduct a public sale “as opposed to a restaurant auction or a liquidation company coming in and buying everything.”Brent added that he doesn’t want any items going to a landfill: “I want to do a responsible demolition of the building.”The sale of memorabilia, including everything from brass lanterns and solid oak tables to an Earthstone gas-fired pizza oven, will occur at 56 S. First St. today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and ending when most of the items are sold. In December 2009, the Parker House property was sold to a group of investors, including Brent, for $1.65 million. Demolition of the structure is expected to occur in the next 30 to 60 days, Brent said. The group of investors then plan to build the Black Pearl on the Columbia restaurant on the site.Backers of the project have yet to formally apply for a demolition permit, said Joanne Boys, community development director for the city of Washougal, although they have asked for information about how to obtain one.2011 opening plansMeanwhile, plans for the new restaurant are still in the design phase, said Brent, who will be the general manager of what he described as a seafood restaurant that will offer comfort and waterfront views. Brent said he hopes to open the new restaurant in early 2011. He said he did not yet have an estimate of the cost of building the restaurant but would have the numbers soon.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to replace half of the Washington Student Achievement Council, surprising state lawmakers and raising questions about the direction of a newly formed board charged with writing a road map for higher education.“It’s a substantial disappointment to have worked so hard, to have made some very positive contributions and to be moving toward some very constructive recommendations, and then to have that stopped in mideffort,” said former U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, the ousted chairman. “It’s frustrating.”Baird, who served with Inslee in Congress for 12 years, and the three other members being replaced were appointed by former Gov. Chris Gregoire last summer and were moving through the confirmation process. They found out about Inslee’s decision just hours before they were scheduled to get a vote in the Senate Higher Education Committee.“Of course the governor has a right to choose whoever he wants,” said state Sen. David Frockt, a Seattle Democrat who sits on that committee. “But yes, I was surprised.”Inslee spokesman David Postman downplayed the move, saying the governor’s decision was “not a judgment on the people who have served or their ideas about higher education.” Former U.S. Representative Brian Baird has been ousted from the Washington Student Achievement Council, of which he was chairman, by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Crews are on scene of a wild land fire north of Washougal that has already burned about 2.5 acres of slash, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.The fire was reported about noon Saturday near the Jones Creek Trail between Larch Mountain and Washougal, according to a DNR dispatcher.As of Saturday afternoon, the state had dispatched a helicopter and ground crews to battle the fire.
Police are trying to locate 30 to 40 people who had their financial information compromised because of a mail theft in Vancouver.Hundreds of pieces of stolen mail were recovered Saturday at a house in the 6100 block of Northwest Cherry Street, Vancouver Police Department Spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. The homeowner found the mail in a bedroom that had been used by a relative, and none of the mail was associated with the Cherry Street address or the house guest, police said.Police have identified the suspect but have not made an arrest in the case. They did not release the suspect’s name.The mail included credit cards, checks and other financial information for 30 to 40 people, mostly living in the Northwest Neighborhood in Vancouver, police said. Some of the victims may be from outside of that area.Vancouver police are in the process of contacting the victims in an effort to encourage them to place fraud alerts on their accounts and to notify their financial institutions. Police advise anyone who believes they may be the victim of mail theft or identity theft to make a police report, contact their financial institution or credit card company, and contact all three credit bureaus to run credit reports.U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Helton said that mail theft isn’t a common occurrence, but the agency assists police when it is reported.
SEATTLE — More drivers have been testing positive for marijuana since Washington legalized the drug last year, according to new figures from the State Patrol.In the first six months of 2013, the patrol’s crime lab says, 745 people tested positive for marijuana. Typically, there are about 1,000 positive pot tests on drivers in a full year.It doesn’t necessarily mean there has been a rash of people driving high, said patrol spokesman Bob Calkins. Troopers are looking harder for drivers operating under the influence of pot, and they might be ordering more marijuana blood tests — “We’re testing blood we didn’t test before,” he said.In addition, the overall number of impaired driving cases handled by the patrol doesn’t appear to have risen this year, and should be on track to hit the rough annual average of 20,000 — which could mean that some people are using marijuana instead of alcohol before getting behind the wheel, Calkins said.“They’re still making a very bad decision,” he said.The patrol’s crime lab ran the numbers this month and provided the information to the federal government. The Justice Department announced in August it would not sue to block recreational marijuana sales in Washington and Colorado as long as the states satisfy eight federal law enforcement goals, including keeping pot away from children and the black market — and combatting drugged driving.
Bagley Downs neighborhood association meetingWhen: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24.Where: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd.Why: To reactivate a dense but dormant neighborhood association.Bagley Downs boundaries: State Highway 500, Falk Road, Fourth Plain, Andresen Road.Need an interpreter or want to offer interpretation? Contact BagleyDownsNA@gmail.com. Use the same address if you want to get involved in the neighborhood garden.On the Webamericansbuildingcommunity. wordpress.comMark Maggiora has started thinking of Clark County the way urban park planners do: in terms of five-minute strolls.Among community activist Maggiora’s numerous dreams for this area is permanently and conveniently anchoring as many productive, user-friendly green spaces as possible to the land so they’re within short “wheelbarrow walks” of — well, everywhere.He was halfway pleased with the Friday morning turnout at a new neighborhood garden site in the Bagley Downs neighborhood. A handful of volunteers showed up to till the soil and plant some seeds — not many, but enough for a modest start. More are welcome today, Sunday and into the future.Maggiora founded a nonprofit redevelopment agency called Americans Building Community that’s aimed at revitalizing the neighborhoods along the central Fourth Plain corridor. He and his group have teamed with the Bagley Downs Neighborhood Association — such as it is — and with the Southwest Washington Community Land Trust to start this new garden just north of the Jim Parsley Community Center.The new plots laid out and planted by volunteers Friday take up most of the sloping front and rear yards of an affordable ranch house at 4912 Nicholson Ave. built by the land trust. The house isn’t yet occupied, but Maggiora said a closing is not far off.
Macau’s entertainment hub of Cotai has seen its total share of the local gaming market climb above 60% for the first time, reaching 61.2% in 2Q18 according to a report by Melco Resorts.Melco’s September 2018 Investor Information Pack, released on Tuesday, also calculates Cotai’s mass market share at an all-time high of 64.2%. Cotai is home to Melco’s City of Dreams and Studio City properties, as well as Galaxy Macau, Wynn Palace, MGM Cotai and Sands China’s quartet of the Venetian, Sands Cotai Central, Parisian Macao and The Plaza. According to Melco’s report, Cotai’s share of GGR has risen from 45.5% in early 2014 – before any of Studio City, the Parisian, Wynn Palace or MGM Cotai were operational – to its current high of 61.2% midway through 2018. The report calculates that Cotai’s total market share had held steady at 59.9% through 4Q17 and 1Q18, while mass market share is up from 63.3% in the first quarter. Melco had calculated Cotai’s 4Q17 market share at above 60% in its March Investor Information Pack but has since revised that figure down.Cotai also holds 59.9% of the 4 and 5 star guestrooms in Macau, the company said. up from 47.0% in 1Q14 and from 58.5% in 2Q17 Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts
Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 Korea’s Kangwon Land enjoys first positive revenue, profit growth in 10 quarters Load More The increasingly popular Triton Poker Super High Roller Series has promised to include the biggest buy-in poker tournament of all-time when it returns to Jeju Shinhwa World’s Landing Casino in Korea in March.Although full details are yet to be released, Triton Poker offered some insight into its 2019 series in a new promotional video released this week, including what it says is the “biggest buy-in in poker history.” Landing International, Imperial Pacific issue profit warnings ahead of expected 1H19 losses RelatedPosts If true, that means a buy-in greater than the US$1 million Big One for One Drop held every other year during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and the €1 million Big One for One Drop Extravaganza held in 2016.The 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series included stops in Korea, Montenegro and Russia and has already promised five stops in 2019, starting with Jeju from 1 to 9 March.The remaining events are scheduled for May, July, September and November.The exciting poker series has attracted plenty of attention due to its huge tournament buy-ins and massive cash games attracting poker’s biggest names.
Councillors in the District of Columbia (DC), Washington, have passed a bill that provides eight weeks of paid parental leave for private sector employees who work DC.The Universal Paid Leave Act will enable private sector employees to have eight weeks of paid parental leave when a new child joins a household through birth, adoption, foster care or assumed legal guardianship.The bill also includes six weeks of leave to care for sick relatives and two weeks of leave for self-care, for personal injury or illness.The new leave will be funded through an employer payroll tax of 0.62%.Employees who earn up to one and a half times the minimum wage will be able to receive 90% of their salary. Employees earning more will receive 90% of their salary up to one and a half times the minimum wage and then 50% of their wage, up to a maximum $1,000 (£812.71) a week.The bill will be reviewed three years after implementation to determine whether the tax rate or benefit levels need to be amended.The bill was passed by DC council members on 20 December 2016 by a final vote of nine to four. It requires approval from the mayor, or in the event of a mayoral veto, action by the Council to overturn the veto.Muriel Bowser, mayor of DC, said: “Chairman Mendelson and the Council passed a $250 million tax increase to mostly benefit residents of Maryland and Virginia. It is wrong to raise District taxes to fund a costly, new government [programme] that sends 66% of the benefits outside of the city, and leaves District families behind. If the Council wants to raise $250 million in new taxes, shouldn’t the focus be on District residents and their needs?“I predict the council will need to revisit this legislation and address the detrimental impacts on District residents and small businesses. I will not add my name to this legislation.”A spokesperson for Family Values at Work said: “We are thrilled that the DC City Council passed a comprehensive paid family and medical leave bill which will guarantee about 530,000 [employees] the ability to take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones without falling into financial hardship.“While DC is showing true leadership by passing such a bill, it is important to note that the eight weeks proposed for parental leave falls short of the 12 weeks recommended by doctors to be sufficient to care for infants during this critical time in their lives. It is also important to address the bill’s inadequate length of time for caring for a personal health condition.”
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Several students were honored with new bikes in a special ceremony Friday.The winners of the Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award were honored at Biscayne Elementary in Miami Beach.Recipients received new bicycles to recognize their acts of kindness towards other students.The is award named after Jennifer Turken, an elementary school student known for her kind heart. Jennifer died of a brain tumor in 1996. “It’s not just about the bicycles,” said Jennifer Turken’s sister Danny Turken. “It’s about rewarding kids for being kind. And what’s really cool is that it’s not just about the kids, it’s a testament to the parents and to the teachers and to the communities that they’re raising such fabulous children.The program was started by Jennifer’s parents, and has expanded to include several other local schools.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – Animal services reunited a dog who went missing for eight years with its owners, this past weekend.Pia-zadorables’s owner was on vacation eight years ago when a workman left the door open at her Boca Raton home and the dog ran off.“Someone had left the door open. She’s gone, never to be seen again,” Penny Howard, the owner, said.When Palm Beach County Animal Control picked her up Friday, she was covered in fleas and ticks. Now she’s back with her owner. They discovered who she belonged to thanks to a microchip.“A mess, perfect dog for me, took her home. After about a year and a half she let me pet her,” Howard said.Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton called her Tuesday with the good news.“I run up there. I’m hysterical crying. They go, ‘Well we have a dog here with your microchip with your phone number.’ I went ‘Oh my God, that’s Pia! She’s alive,’” Howard said. Officials said they think whoever picked her up originally didn’t have her scanned for a chip.Howard said anyone who finds a stray pet, remember to have them scanned.“If you find a stray dog, take them immediately to a vet or one of the shelters and they can scan the dog, because there’s another owner grieving and that dog can be returned if it has a microchip,” Howard said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The FBI has released images, Tuesday, of a bank robber in Fort Lauderdale.According to surveillance images, the robber demanded money from a teller at a Wells Fargo branch near South Andrews Avenue and Southeast 17th Street.Officials said the bank robbery happened Monday, around 5 p.m.No customers or employees were injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.