280 additional shelter beds available for homeless due to expected rainfall March 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An additional 280 shelter beds will be available in downtown San Diego Friday night due to rain in the forecast, the city Housing Commission announced Friday.Father Joe’s Villages will house up to 250 people in common areas of its building at 1501 Imperial Ave., with check-ins available throughout the night and a check-out time of 5 a.m. Saturday. A meal will be provided.The nonprofit already provides shelter to about 2,100 people nightly in San Diego.Up to 30 additional people will be sheltered at the PATH San Diego/Connections Housing Shelter at 1250 Sixth Ave. Check-in will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and check-out is at 7 a.m. A meal will be provided.The commission activates additional shelter beds when overnight temperatures drop below 50 degrees and there is at least a 40 percent chance of rain, or in exceptional weather conditions such as one or more inches of rain within 24 hours or sustained winds over 25 mph.Light to moderate precipitation is forecast to return to the region Friday evening and continue through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday in San Diego alleging that Burgers & Beer, a chain of Southern California restaurants, violated federal law by denying male applicants and employees the same employment opportunities as their female counterparts.The EEOC alleges that since at least 2015, the company routinely rejected male applicants and employees for server positions and maintained a server workforce that was more than 90 percent female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.Burgers & Beer, which according to its website has restaurants in six locations, including Temecula, Yuma and El Centro, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The EEOC said it filed the lawsuit after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC is seeking injunctive relief to prohibit Burgers & Beer from engaging in future alleged unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as compensatory and punitive damages for the victims.“Denying someone the chance to compete for a job simply because of their gender violates federal law, even if the employer presumes customers would prefer to be surrounded by female servers,” said Christopher Green, director of the EEOC’s San Diego office. “Presumed preferences are no excuse for any kind of discrimination. The EEOC will continue to pursue the eradication of this type of unlawful behavior.” August 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, EEOC sues Burgers & Beer for sex discrimination Posted: August 30, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Local shelters to house extra homeless during rain SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate nearly 300 additional homeless residents on Christmas Eve due to forecasted overnight rain, the San Diego Housing Commission announced Monday.The commission activates the Inclement Weather Shelter Program when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the chance of rain is higher than 40 percent or in the case of sustained high winds. The program is a partnership between the commission, the city of San Diego, Father Joe’s and Connections Housing. The commission also funds the program.Father Joe’s can shelter an additional 250 residents throughout the night while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents. Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 a.m. the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 a.m. the next morning.Those at both shelters will have meals provided to them.Residents can dial 2-1-1 or visit 211sandiego.org to find out more about the county’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program. Posted: December 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 12:12 PM KUSI Newsroom December 24, 2018 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While most of the attention has been focused on illegal immigration, something much more sinister has been happening at the border.The Drug Cartels have been producing record amounts of deadly drugs and the Border Patrol has been taking it away in record numbers.“I think the Border Patrol has a massive job and i’m just glad they’re out there,” says Mike Ferguson, a Medical Tourist from Atlanta.According to the newest numbers, cocaine, heroin, meth and the most deadly of all Fentanyl is being confiscated in numbers never seen before.The Fentanyl went from 1,400 pounds in 2017, to 2,400 pounds in 2018, a 70% increase.While a couple grains of Fentanyl can kill you, the Cartels are lacing it with heroin to create the most deadly cocktail on earth.“My husband died of a heroin overdose, so did my sister in law. This stuff is coming across and it’s killing people,” says Sandy Ackre from Seattle.Along with tons of deadly drugs, the Border Patrol also confiscated $106 million in dirty drug money, 2,463 illegal weapons and enough ammunition to kill a quarter of a million people.Full CBP Border Security Report: http://bit.ly/2Ct9mygRelated story: Dan Plante Dan Plante, Updated: 5:34 PM March 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Border Patrol seizes record amounts of deadly drugs at Border Posted: March 21, 2019
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The proposed ballot measure to effectively defund the California high speed rail project has failed.The measure, endorsed by former San Diego City Council Member Carl DeMaio, did not get the nearly 585,000 signatures needed by the May 28th deadline.DeMaio was in studio Wednesday morning speaking about his efforts to gather signatures and Prop B. Posted: June 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom June 12, 2019 Proposed measure to defund high speed rail project fails Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:31 AM KUSI Newsroom,
Posted: July 12, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Pride’s annual weekend celebration and festival will kick off Friday with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.The rally will be held at the Hillcrest Pride Flag to honor members of the local LGBTQ community and celebrate the gains made since the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York. The event’s speakers include San Diego LGBT Community Center CEO Cara Dessert, social worker Bixby Marino-Kibbee and RISE San Diego CEO Dwayne Crenshaw.San Diego Pride first held the Spirit of Stonewall Rally in 1975 during the first San Diego Pride Week. San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez has called the event his favorite part of the annual LGBTQ celebration.“It calls me home, lifts my heart and helps me remember what we’re fighting for,” Lopez wrote in an sdpride.org blog post last month.The Stonewall riots were spurred by an early morning police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village. The riots lasted four days and are recognized as the spark for the gay liberation movement.Last month, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill issued a formal apology for officers’ actions during the riots, the first time the New York Police Department has taken such a conciliatory step.The rally’s speakers are expected to discuss the ways in which seeking asylum relates to the LGBT community. They also plan to call for an end to the murder of black trans women and for the passage of the federal Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.The House of Representatives passed the bill in May and it now awaits consideration by the Senate. On Thursday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council members Chris Ward and Jennifer Campbell affirmed the city’s support for the bill and called for its passage.“For nearly half a century, San Diego Pride has played an important role in bringing people together to recognize and celebrate the LGBT community,” Faulconer said. “Despite the progress that’s been made, LGBT people still face discrimination. Every single American deserves equal rights, and we should give every American an equal chance to succeed in this great country of ours.”The Spirit of Stonewall Rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hillcrest Pride Flag, located at 1500 University Ave. The rally will take place during the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, which will include guest appearances from contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race, food trucks, a Ferris wheel and a 65- foot Pride flag. San Diego Pride weekend to kick off with Spirit of Stonewall Rally KUSI Newsroom, July 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
ASA and a coalition of 21 agricultural stakeholders have written to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, asking that a House provision on oil spill regulations be included in a farm bill conference agreement.“Section 11324 of H.R. 2642 requires EPA to revise SPCC regulations to be reflective of a producer’s spill risk and financial resources,” the letter says. “The exemption level would be adjusted upward from 1,320 gallons of oil storage to an amount that would protect small farms—10,000 gallons.”“The legislation would also place a greater degree of responsibility on farmers and ranchers to self-certify compliance if their oil storage facilities exceed the exemption level,” the letter continues. “Under rules that have gone into effect, owners of oil storage facilities with a storage capacity of more than 1,320 gallons must prepare SPCC plans and make infrastructure improvements to reduce the possibility of oil spills.”ASA supports the House language and will continue to support its inclusion in a conference farm bill agreement.
U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) fourth annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The annual event will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Midwest Shippers Association Midwest Specialty Grain Conference and Trade Show, as well.The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is USSEC’s biggest event of the year and this year they anticipate a large international audience of qualified buyers from both the feed and food sectors to join the event.Indiana ranks third in production of U.S. Soy. In 2015, Indiana soybean farmers harvested 307.4 million bushels on 5.5 million acres, worth $3.167 billion. Check out the video below to learn more or visit USSEC’s website here.Watch the video below to learn more.
WISHH’s work in Central America and U.S.-based trainings have prompted El Salvador’s Ministry of Education and a non-governmental organization to evaluate three new recipes made with U.S. soy and corn for the country’s school meal program that feeds 1.2 million children.A long-time WISHH supply chain partner company based in Guatemala, the Alimentos, S.A. company, manufactured the three products and partnered with WISHH in this innovative strategy to build demand for protein-based foods.Salvadoran government and Alimentos staff participated in the WISHH-implemented 2018 USDA Cochran Fellowship program that brought them to the United States for training, which included participating in the Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle Workshop.During the training, they developed action plans together that included the goal to evaluate three different meals to provide 20-30 grams of protein to each student per school meal.WISHH has leveraged Michigan soybean checkoff resources along with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development funds to support market development activities in Central America.To further connect trade and development, WISHH introduced African company leaders to Alimentos who report inspiration from its soy foods products and collaboration with WISHH.
The permanent custody of two autistic boys who were reportedly held captive in a cagelike room will be decided at an Oct. 7 trial.In the meantime, the boys, ages 6 and 7, will stay in foster care, Clark County Superior Court Commissioner Carin Schienberg decided at a Tuesday hearing.Assistant Attorney General Dana Gigler said there was “no substantial change in circumstances” warranting a shift in the boys’ care. Currently, the boys are staying in foster homes in Clark County; two other boys of the father, John Eckhart, and his live-in girlfriend, Alayna Higdon, are staying with family members. The two autistic boys are now enrolled in schools in Clark County, a Department of Social and Health Services spokeswoman said.The autistic boys’ biological mother, Jona Bronson, lives in Tillamook, Ore., and is seeking permanent custody. She has been allowed visitation at a DSHS office; a no-contact order is in place for Eckhart in connection to his criminal case.Bronson was not present for Tuesday’s hearing, but her Vancouver attorney appeared on her behalf.Eckhart, 30, and Higdon, 26 were arrested April 12 after Vancouver police found the boys in a dark, mostly empty bedroom with a door and window covered with wire shelving similar to those used in closets. The boys were still in diapers, not enrolled in school and couldn’t speak, police said.An apartment maintenance worker at the complex on Northeast 66th Avenue, Springfield Meadows, became aware of the situation during a routine premises check and notified police.
Happy first day of March!February went out with a chilly reminder of winter here in Clark County, especially above 1,000 feet. Upwards of 5 to 7 inches of snow fell in elevations up to 2,000 feet and over a foot in the ski areas Wednesday.I noticed during a brief clearing period Wednesday afternoon that snow covered hills west of Portland down to very low elevations. The National Weather Service officially recorded no snow for Portland on Wednesday, but a foot of snow fell at its radar site on Dixie Mountain near Scappoose.Seattle suburbs had a dusting of snow, and quite a bit fell in the Hood Canal region. If this would have been early January, we might have stood a better chance of a snow cover here in the city. But now that it is March, I think we are more than ready for a taste of spring.Wet snow was mixed in at city levels, with a few neighborhoods getting some slushy minor accumulation early in the morning, especially on grasses and rooftops. But there were quite a few showers with “chunky” rain falling.Of course, I don’t have February’s weather statistics yet because of the leap year thing, but I can tell you that for the first 28 days of February, Vancouver was running 1.38 inches below average in the rainfall category. The total was 2.65 inches, and with the showers Wednesday, we added to that a bit, but it still will go down as a month with below-normal rainfall.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Shortly after newly elected Rep. Dan Benishek arrived in Washington, staffers raised a banner that proclaimed to visitors in his Capitol Hill suite: “If you are here to ask for more money, you’re in the wrong office!”The message was fitting for a Tea Party favorite who had railed against federal spending and a “nanny-state mentality” during the 2010 campaign that led to a Republican takeover of the House. But it was something new for his constituents in northern Michigan, a largely rural area where a spirit of self-reliance coexists with the reality that government — popular or not — is a crucial economic player.For decades, Michigan’s 1st Congressional District elected representatives who sided with conservatives on social issues like abortion while energetically seeking federal dollars for local projects — most recently Bart Stupak, a Democrat who retired after nine terms.But Benishek aimed to fully embrace the conservative ideal. And now after two years in office, he finds himself in an unusual predicament, a politician taking heat for staying true to his campaign rhetoric rather than failing to do so. Whether he wins a second term will offer clues about how well the less-government-is-better philosophy actually plays out in the countryside and small towns where the staunchly conservative movement has flourished.He isn’t the only Tea Party freshman caught between the cut-government philosophy and the expectations of constituents. First-term Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle is in a close rematch with Democrat Dan Maffei in western New York. Republican Reps. Bobby Schilling of Illinois and Allen West in Florida are also fighting for their seats.
A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on an accusation he shot his girlfriend’s father five times Tuesday with a BB gun following an altercation.Neal Panther Stillwell, 25, entered the courtroom in shackles and had black-and-blue bruises all over his face.The victim, James Riddell, was treated at a local hospital for injuries to his stomach, arms and neck. None of the injuries were life-threatening.Stillwell faces a charge of third-degree assault domestic violence at his Aug. 7 arraignment. Vancouver police arrested him Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree assault, but Judge Robert Lewis didn’t find probable cause for that more serious crime. Lewis held him on $15,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Ed Dunkerly to defend him.Vancouver police responded to the Harney Heights neighborhood around 4 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a weapons disturbance possibly involving a black handgun. One neighborhood resident who called 911 reported seeing a man with long black hair throwing a gun into the bushes outside 3816 E. 14th St. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.According to a probable cause affidavit, Stillwell and Riddell engaged in an altercation Tuesday over an issue related to the victim’s daughter, Shannon Riddell. Stillwell, who has been unemployed for about six years, had been living with Shannon and James Riddell for about two weeks, according to court documents.
A Washougal woman was injured Friday morning in a rollover crash on state Highway 14 in Vancouver.Rebecca Alling, 33, was westbound on the highway in her Ford Taurus around 11:25 a.m. when a vehicle merged into the lane she was in in front of her and abruptly braked, according to the Washington State Patrol. Alling slammed on her brakes and swerved to avoid a collision, which overturned her Taurus east of Interstate 205.The other vehicle continued driving and possibly didn’t know a crash had occurred, said Trooper Will Finn.“For whatever reason, they were trying to use the same lane at the same time,” he said.Alling’s Taurus was totalled and towed from the crash site. She had some minor injuries and abrasions. She was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s emergency room and later discharged from the hospital.The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the WSP.
In November 2013, Clark County law enforcement officials, always busy working with victims and potential victims of sex trafficking, decided to gather some data about the demand side. They posted some Internet ads hawking sex for sale and borrowed a couple of motel rooms for a sting.“We were bombarded by people coming to buy sex,” said John Chapman, chief criminal deputy at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. One by one, men seeking prostitutes would show up and promptly get handcuffed; before long, there was a small mob of johns cooling their heels in the bathroom in back while more and more kept arriving out front.“We had guys stacked in the bathtub. It’s funny — and it’s really sad,” Chapman told a conference session of the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation, a nonprofit agency started in Vancouver by members of Soroptimist International. Hundreds of local officials from all sorts of agencies as well as volunteers and other interested people — including survivors and their families — turned out for the conference Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.Chapman and other local panelists described the Clark County Human Trafficking Task Force, a team of officials from different agencies that work closely together, and with national law enforcement including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, to locate runaways and others who have gone missing and may have ended up in prostitution.
Two benefit concerts will raise money for the Winter Hospitality Overflow, a seasonal homeless spillover effort that’s hosted by two local Lutheran churches and staffed by hundreds of volunteers. The Wind and Strings Celtic Band of St. Andrew Lutheran Church will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at its home turf, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. Then, the band will move across town the next day and perform at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin Street.Both concerts are free and open to the public, but freewill offerings will be taken to benefit the WHO. In addition to the band’s own pipes, flutes, whistles, hammered dulcimers and guitars, professional Scottish piper Sophie McDuffey will also perform.Learn more about the WHO at http://whoprogram.org.
More than a third (37%) of respondents do not trust their employer not to use the data from wearable technology against them in some way, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).Its survey of 2,370 UK employees also found that 55% of respondents would use wearable technology in the workplace and share the data collected with their employers in exchange for benefits such as flexible working.The research also found:46% of respondents would accept a free piece of wearable technology if their employer had access to the data recorded.61% of respondents want their employer to help them to become more active65% of respondents want their employer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing, using technology to help with this.59% of millennial employees would be happy to use an employer-provided smartwatch.Anthony Bruce, people analytics leader at PWC, said: “Despite more people owning wearable devices, many people are still reluctant to use them in the workplace due to trust issues. Employers haven’t been able to overcome the ‘big brother’ reaction from people to sharing their personal data.“Digital tools and analytics advances could be the key to unlocking a more engaged, happy and higher performing workforce, but first employers must gain the trust and confidence of their people to acquire, store and use personal data appropriately. If employers want to overcome the trust gap they need to show that they are serious about data security and communicate openly with their staff about the benefits for them.”
An infographic looking at the benefits offered by employers compared with the benefits that staff value the most. (Source: Aviva’s Working lives report 2016, published in March 2016).Read more in: How can employers gauge a return on investment on group risk benefits?
MIAMI (WSVN) – City leaders hosted a back-to-school event for students preparing to head back to class.Hundreds of children gathered for the annual event hosted by Miami’s mayor and commissioners, near Southwest 27th Avenue and South Bayshore Drive.Backpacks, along with other school supplies, were handed out in preparation for the new school year, starting in August.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Corporate workers in South Florida are preparing to run a 5K in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run begins Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. Over 8,000 runners are expected to run 31 miles, beginning at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. Registration is full, but the fee per team member was $40.Traffic is expected to be detoured in the area on Las Olas Boulevard between Southeast First Avenue and Andrews Avenue.For more information on the race, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.