Updated: 10:30 PM 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 Settings Sasha Foo, Ed Lenderman Opening statements begin for Rebecca Zahau wrongful death lawsuit Posted: February 28, 2018 Sasha Foo, Ed Lenderman, Categories: Local San Diego News 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A woman who authorities said committed suicide by hanging herself at her millionaire boyfriend’s Coronado mansion in 2011 was actually attacked and killed by her boyfriend’s younger brother, a plaintiff’s attorney alleged Wednesday but an attorney for the defendant said there was no evidence that his client had anything to do with the death of Rebecca Zahau.Opening statements were delivered in trial of a lawsuit filed by the mother and older sister of Zahau, alleging that Adam Shacknai, the brother of Arizona pharmaceuticals tycoon Jonah Shacknai, confronted the victim a day after Jonah Shacknai’s 6-year-old son Max fell from a second-story landing at the mansion and was critically injured. The boy died five days later.The attorney for the plaintiffs, Keith Greer, allege that Adam Shacknai delivered four blows to the head of Zahau, rendering her partially or fully unconscious.Adam Shacknai, 54, then bound Zahau’s hands and feet, put a noose around her neck, and threw her naked body off a second-story balcony, Greer alleged.Greer said Zahau’s mother and older sister should be awarded unspecified monetary damages for loss of companionship and emotional support.Dan Webb, the lead attorney for Adam Shacknai, told the jury that the plaintiffs would not be able to prove their case.Webb said only Rebecca Zahau’s fingerprints were on the ropes that bound her.“Adam never harmed anybody in his life,” Webb said.Webb said Adam Shacknai was staying in a guest house at the mansion and discovered Zahau’s body hanging from the balcony about 6:45 a.m. on July 13, 2011.Adam Shacknai called 911 and cut the victim down, Webb told the jury.The attorney said four law enforcement agencies investigated the death for two months and determined that Zahau committed suicide. February 28, 2018
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, ‘Paws for Purple Hearts’ helps Military veterans train service dogs 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 Settings“Paws for Purple Hearts” conducts canine-assisted warrior therapy in partnership with several healthcare systems in the county.The ribbon cutting ceremony held Thursday celebrated their new facility in the Sorrento Valley area that will allow more training sessions for our Wounded Warriors.The dogs are trained by vets, for vets, and they work to improve the lives of veterans or active-duty Military facing mobility challenges or trauma-related conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or a traumatic brain injury.KUSI’s Lauren Phinney was LIVE with the story. Lauren Phinney April 12, 2018 Posted: April 12, 2018
Omar Qudrat on the Veteran’s homeless crisis in San Diego and more Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Omar Qudrat FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Elizabeth Alvarez Posted: July 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Elizabeth Alvarez, 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) – Omar Qudrat was in studio Monday morning to talk about his run for the 52nd Congressional District. Omar is the official endorsed candidate for the Republican Party of San Diego County. He is endorsed by Congressman Darrell Issa, Congressman Ed Royce, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and several others.KUSI wants to keep you informed on the candidates running for office this November. Omar informed us his top issues are the Veterans, National Security/Foreign Policy/Counter-Terrorism, and Public Education and taxes.Veterans – San Diego has the second largest homeless veteran population in the nation and Omar has declared it a domestic humanitarian crisis.National Security/Foreign Policy/Counter Terrorism – Omar was a political advisor to NATO and during his interview he discussed matters regarding Europe and Russia. He represented the United States overseas in several countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, and Afghanistan.Public Education and Taxes – He grew up in a gang infested neighborhood under failed California policies that hurt the lower class. California’s policies have led to failed education systems and struggling small businesses that continue today.Omar Qudrat discusses all of these things in detail during his interview with KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego.
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 City Leaders have OK’d a plan for major changes in the Midway -Pacific Highway area.Valley View Casino Center Manager, Ernie Hahn, was in studio to explain to San Diegans how this plan may impact the arena and surrounding area. September 20, 2018 Carlos Amezcua, Ernie Hahn explains the impact of the Midway plan on the Valley View Casino Center Carlos Amezcua Posted: September 20, 2018 Updated: 11:40 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Diving industry growing rapidly Posted: May 17, 2019 Ginger Jeffries, Ginger Jeffries May 17, 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) – There are roughly three million active scuba divers in the U.S. and around six million worldwide. Add that to about 20 million snorkelers and what you find is people wanting to get their feet wet.The first dive suits were made for the Navy in the 1940s. Since then the under water world has moved from military and commercial into the world of recreation.Women are diving into the world of underwater exploration as the fastest growing group of people signing up for dive courses.As more women learn to dive that means more families are suiting up as well. Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
Updated: 11:10 AM June 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 18, 2019 Spellman Performance faster San Diego clinic Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A young athlete who fractured his femur at 17 years old in a near death car accident fought back to compete in college and now a co-founder of Spellman Performance.On June 20th from 12-2pm Spellman Performance will be hosting many of the professional athletes training with Les Spellman himself.There will be a DJ, a taco truck, games, and competitive top tier athletes showing people how to train.
KUSI Newsroom, Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan: How San Diegans use their credit cards July 10, 2019 Posted: July 10, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss how to handle your credit card debt and the trends that San Diegans are using.
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs finalized its “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products,” which is aimed at protecting bees from neonicotinoid exposure.The preliminary risk assessments looked at three neonicotinoid pesticides: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran. The EPA found that “spray applications to a few crops, such as cucumbers, berries, and cotton may pose risks to bees that come in direct contact with residue.” However, they concluded that most approved uses “do not pose significant risks.”For certain crops that use bees for pollination services when grown for seed, including soybeans, “the EPA will generally permit modification of the label restriction for crops that utilize commercial pollination services and have an indeterminate blooming period.”Neonicotinoid pesticide application to soybeans and other crops in this category will be allowed during specified time windows or under certain temperature conditions. This includes from two hours before sunset until sunrise, or when the temperature is below 50°. Application is also allowed if state or local health agencies determine it to be in the interest of public or animal health.More information as it relates to soybeans can be found in Section 3.3.2 here.
A 64-year-old woman was helped out the back of her burning second-story apartment overnight by three other tenants at the Autumn Chase Apartments, 11301 N.E. 7th St., according to a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman. The woman was screaming when she called 911 at 12:59 a.m. and then her phone went dead. Three men rushed to her aid, helping the woman start her climb down a railing outside the building and positioning themselves below her in the event she fell. Working smoke detectors and visible flames demanded the men’s attention, said Capt. Kevin Murray, and led to the woman’s rescue. “For them to put themselves at risk like that is tremendous,” Murray said.Firefighters reached the scene at about 1:04 a.m. to find flames burning from two upstairs units, in the treeline and atop bushes. An engine from the Cascade Park station, 213 N.E. 120th Ave., was the first to respond. “It’s a pretty significant amount of fire that was coming out of these two apartments,” Murray said.” To not have a fatality is pretty fortunate. All the stars lined up there.”The woman and a 45-year-old man were transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center to be treated for minor cases of smoke inhalation. One cat died in the fire and another is missing.The last of the eight engines and two trucks dispatched to the fire left about 4:30 a.m. Investigators sifted through the scene until about 8 a.m. trying to determine what started the blaze that caused $500,000 damage, including the structure and contents. All tenants at the complex are required to have renter’s insurance, Murray said.
An alleged pimp was arraigned Friday on a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution.Darcy D. Thomas, 40, is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 19.She was among 14 people arrested Nov. 5 during a nationwide sting sponsored by the FBI to crack down on sex trafficking throughout the United States.Police said the Vancouver woman allegedly posted a classified advertisement of an 18-year-old girl, which was answered by an undercover officer. Thomas allegedly then took the girl to the sting house. Thomas later denied any involvement in the case.Meanwhile, three men accused of being pimps were exonerated while prosecutors ask for follow-up investigation from police.
A much-anticipated Ridgefield park project is on hold while archaeologists determine whether pieces of the city’s past are buried in the soil underneath, officials said this week.City officials expected work to begin earlier this year on Overlook Park, a welcome center and park overlooking the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. However, a preliminary analysis on the site showed it might hold Native American artifacts.Archaeologists performed a second evaluation of the site two weeks ago and anticipate filing a report on their findings with the Washington State Department of Transportation before Christmas. Workers with Archaeological Investigations Northwest reviewed the site for pieces of fire-cracked rock used to cook and debitage material used as tools by the Chinook, Cowlitz and other tribes, said Jo Reese, AINW’s corporate vice president and senior archaeologist.“We’re hoping to tell the story of the people who were there and the people who are still there,” the archaeologist said.There is no timeline for when the state will evaluate the report and decide whether excavation is needed at the site.City officials are taking the project’s delay in stride. After all, the project needednearly a decade before the city landed a high six-figure grant to put it on the verge of coming to fruition.“It’s part of the history of Ridgefield and we consider it as such,” City Manager Justin Clary said of the potential artifacts.Overlook Park’s genesis came in 2000 when a Seattle landscape architecture firm suggested the city develop a welcome center to strengthen the tie between its downtown and wildlife refuge. Five years later, the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge finished raising $210,000 to buy a 0.75-acre piece of land at the corner of Main Avenue and Pioneer Street (state Highway 501).In 2010, the city received a $783,000 grant from the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council. One of the qualifications for the grant was construction of a welcome center. The park’s location on a state highway made it eligible to house a welcome center.
One day after announcing the resignation of its chief financial officer, Nautilus Inc. said Friday that it expects to report a 12 percent sales increase when its fourth quarter results are reported in March.Company officials have not responded to media requests for comment about the exit of Michael Mulholland, who resigned Jan. 20 after having being hired last May.Nautilus stock closed Friday at $2.30 a share on the New York Stock Exchange, a nearly 20 percent increase from Thursday’s close.In the statement issued Friday, Nautilus said it expected to report net sales of about $60.3 million, up 12 percent over the same period in 2010. For the full fiscal year, net sales are expected to be about $180.7 million, up 7 percent from 2010.The numbers reported Friday are unaudited, the company said.
Vancouver firefighters said they managed to pull a man from an overturned car Thursday by using a variety of wooden cribbing and adjustable struts to stabilize it.At 3:23 p.m., firefighters rushed to the rollover at 12900 N.E. 87th Ave. The 21-year-old male driver released his seat belt but was trapped in the car, which was upside-down with its doors resting against the embankment and had a large intrusion in the roof.Firefighters placed cribbing to hold the car in place, and make it safe for firefighters and paramedics to go inside. Capt. Dave Lund, realizing the cribbing wasn’t sufficient, called for assistance from crews in the Walnut Grove station, which used struts to hold the car in place, the bulletin said.Firefighters broke a rear passenger window, pulled the driver out on a tarp and secured him in a backboard. AMR paramedics took the man to an area hospital with injuries believed to not be life-threatening. The man’s name and medical condition were not immediately available.
Auto-enrolment and the new state pension will help reduce inequality in pension provision, but there is much more to be done, according to the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), the non-political pension education charity.In March 2016, the PPI published its The under-pensioned 2016 report, exploring differences in pension income between the sexes, disabled people and ethnic minority groups over the last two decades.The study found that once the new state pension has been fully phased in there will no longer be significant differences in state pension income between these different groups. However, some cohorts will continue to have much lower private pension saving, largely because of labour-market characteristics such as low pay, part-time working, caring responsibilities, self-employment, and unemployment.Chris Curry, director at the PPI, says: “We have seen a real improvement for all groups over time, and the new state pension system will have a really positive impact.“Its introduction in April  may also have implications for employers, what they offer to employees and how they communicate it. The single flat-rate pension will be more generous for older, lower-income workers than the old system, and less generous for higher-paid employees and younger workers. But by providing a firmer foundation on which to build private pension saving, the benefits of saving should be easier to communicate.”The new system is based on the number of years that national insurance (NI) has been paid, regardless of how much someone has earned, with a full state pension paid for 35 years of contributions.People with less than 10 years of NI contributions will not be able to claim. However, Curry adds: “If someone has stayed within the UK for their full working life, then it is hard not to qualify because there are credits for childcare, disability and unemployment.”Much has been said about the impact on people who have been contracted out of the state pension in their employer’s scheme but they will not be worse off than if the current system had continued, and they may be able to build up additional years to qualify for a full state pension, says Curry.Curry is also optimistic about auto-enrolment, pointing out that it has enfranchised large numbers of employees who previously were not saving for retirement. Yet, there are still gaps where employees are too young or old, or do not earn enough to meet the enrolment threshold, and they continue to miss out on employer contributions and tax relief.Critics have often made the case that auto-enrolment simply encourages the less well off to lift themselves off means-tested benefits. However, under the options available through the pension freedoms introduced in April 2015, defined contribution (DC) pension pots can now be taken as cash.“It is unclear how means-testing is likely to work in practice,” says Curry. “There have always been measures that if a person has a source of income then they will be deemed to have taken it, but it is not clear how that will work in practice.“The key issue is that while defined contribution arrangements provide more flexibility, such as to work part-time or downsize, the amount going in is pretty low compared to what is needed.”Around 14% of band earnings is required across a whole working career to have a two-thirds chance of generating an adequate pension, defined as one where the pensioner’s standard of living will not drop.Whether the government will raise the contribution levels is something that might be addressed in the 2017 review of auto-enrolment.“One of the big unknowns is how the industry can overcome apathy and engage people,” adds Curry. “There are good examples of strategies that work with human behaviour to encourage people to act in a beneficial way.”Auto-escalation, where employees agree to automatic increases in their contributions at the time of their annual pay rise, has enjoyed success in the US, as has matching, where the employer promises to match any additional contributions made by employees.“Showing employees what their peers are saving can also be a powerful tool, giving people a feeling of safety and making them happier to take action,” says Curry. Need to know:The introduction of the new state pension could have implications for what support employers offer and how they communicate this.Although auto-enrolment and the new state pension go some way to reducing inequality in pension provision, there is still much more to be done.Employer matching and auto-escalation could encourage greater employee engagement with retirement savings.
Ryanair pilots who are members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) have voted to accept a pay increase of up to 20%.The pay rise, which will be paid next week as part of January’s payroll, will apply for pilots working at all of Ryanair’s 15 UK bases, including London Stansted.Ryanair pilots working in Ireland from the organisation’s Cork and Shannon bases have already voted to accept the pay increase. Dublin-based pilots have yet to vote on the pay offer, but Ryanair has requested they do so before 17 January so that the increases can be applied for January wages.Alongside pay negotiations, Ryanair is also in discussion with Balpa regarding trade union recognition for collective bargaining purposes.A spokesperson at Ryanair said: “Ryanair […] confirmed that all 15 of its UK pilot bases, including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal, have now voted in [a] secret ballot to accept pay increases of up to 20%, and these increases will be paid next week in the January payroll. These increases bring Ryanair’s pilot pay in the UK to 20% more than competitor 737 operators.“Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with Balpa […], but had agreed with Balpa that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations, which are proceeding quickly. Ryanair and Balpa agreed to offer these pay increases to the six out of 15 UK bases, including Stansted, which had not previously accepted them.“Ryanair is continuing to negotiate with [Irish trade union] Forsa and its Ryanair Irish Pilots Council, but these discussions are progressing slowly. Ryanair will continue to communicate with the 35% of the Dublin pilots who have yet to accept this substantial pay increase which, if accepted, can be included in the February payroll and will take them to 20% higher pay than Norwegian [Airlines] 737 pilots in Dublin.”A spokesperson at Forsa, formerly known as Impact, added: “Fórsa and Ryanair management are in process, with the intention of finalising a formal recognition agreement. We’d like the process to be quicker, but these things take time. The union has said it expects management to reach agreement on recognition procedures quickly so that the parties can move on to negotiate substantial issues around pilots’ pay, working conditions and contractual arrangements.“[Organisation] management has separately urged its Dublin-based pilots to accept a pay proposal that pre-dates its decision to recognise the union. The union has convened meetings with its members in Ryanair, and Fórsa has told management we will ballot on a no-strings pay package as an interim measure, pending engagement on pay following completion of a recognition agreement. As Fórsa is now recognised by the [organisation] for collective bargaining, pay must be negotiated with the union.”
Indeed, most cuddling service websites stipulate that their cuddlers must undergo background checks before they are hired, and require customers to submit contracts agreeing to company rules. (WSVN) – It’s a job that pays as much as $80 an hour, and it comes with an interesting title: professional cuddler.The “cuddle-for-hire” business is growing throughout the country, Fox News reports. Multiple companies have popped up to offer the service, with websites that provide cuddling on-demand in all 50 states, including Cuddle Comfort, The Snuggle Buddies, Cuddlist, and Cuddle Time.One company in Los Angeles, called the Cuddle Sanctuary, says they offer both one-on-one cuddle sessions as well as group workshops. Their clients say they may have started as skeptics, but are now believers.“I thought that in order to go somewhere to pay and get touched means your desperate and unattractive,” one woman told Fox 11. But after experiencing a cuddling session, she had a change of heart. “I felt more joy, and I felt more connected.”Another customer said he had similar misgivings at first, but has since warmed up to the service.“I came and at first thought, ‘This is really weird, I’m not telling anybody I’m doing it,’” he recalled. He said he decided to give cuddling a try after his wife passed away, and he felt lonely. “I really just wanted a nice touch.”Jean Franzblau, founder of the Cuddle Sanctuary, said the sessions are purely platonic, and professional cuddlers have to undergo certification programs before they can work. Video courtesy: Fox 11 L.A.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office held a somber ceremony in honor of deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice.Broward Sheriff Scott Israel joined deputies and other BSO employees in Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday, to pay tribute to 32 members of the department who have died in the line of duty. BSO’s aviation unit flew overhead in their honor.“General Patton said, ‘Let’s not mourn the men that we’ve lost, but let’s thank God that these men lived,” said Israel, “and that’s what we are here to do today, to thank God that these men and women shared their lives with their communities.”Among those honored at the ceremony were BSO Sgt. Chris Reyka, Deputy Christopher Schaub and Deputy Daniel Rivera.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters battled a brush fire in Coconut Creek, Tuesday.Crews put out the fire at the Helen Klein Pineland Preserve, on West Hillsboro Drive near Lyons Road.The flames burned down one acre before firefighters got it under control.Westbound Hillsborough is shut down from Lyons Road to 441 until crews give the all-clear.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.