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    Reform California, the group that wants to repeal the gas tax, sent out millions of leaflets, which some believe are deceptive. 

    Critics are calling it misleading and deceptive - a new Prop 6 political ad "pretending" to be an official correction to the sample ballots.

    Two million ads were sent by mail in the past few days.

    Last year, the state raised the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon and increased vehicle registration fees.

    The goal behind it? Fund billions of dollars of transportation projects.

    Reform California, led by Carl DeMaio, wants to repeal that tax and fees with the passage of Prop 6. “It’s so important that voters understand that Prop 6 has been giving a false and misleading title by the politicians in an attempt to fool voters," he said.

    DeMaio is talking about Prop 6's official ballot title, "Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding."

    “It doesn’t say gas tax repeal it says repeals road repairs, which is not true,” he said. So Reform California sent out 2 million leaflets, which read: "Election Ballot Correction." 

    The correct title for Proposition 6 should read: "Proposition 6: Gas Tax Repeal Initiative.”

    But some, like Catherine Hill with the No on 6 Campaign said the mailer, not the ballot language, is deceptive.

    “It is made to look like something officials from the Registrar of Voters Office, although it says in fine print that it is not.”

    That mailer does disclose that it's not official and that Reform California paid for it, but Hill says it's still confusing for voters who receive it.

    “Unfortunately, people will look at it and they will have misinformation about what the ballot statement is.”

    Besides repealing fuel taxes and vehicle fees, A Yes Vote on Proposition 6 would also require voter approval for California lawmakers to implement gas taxes or vehicle fees in the future.

    In California, the Attorney General is responsible for writing the title and summary of each initiative voters see on their ballot.

    The Attorney General's office did not respond to a request for comment for this story.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7

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    Community leaders launched a new awareness campaign at the downtown library Wednesday to create awareness about how domestic violence happens.

    County officials say there were more than 17,000 domestic violence reports in 2017 and nearly a dozen turned deadly.

    However, most domestic violence isn’t reported.

    “We create bigger and louder spaces so people can come forward without shame, judgment and fear,” Jessica Yaffa, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council President, told NBC 7.

    Part of Wednesday’s event was about what to do if someone tells you they’re a victim of domestic violence and how to point them to places in the county that can help.

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7

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    A new solar plant, and two more on the way, will soon deliver a combined 42.4 megawatts of clean energy to San Diego Gas and Electric customers across the county.

    This is equivalent to powering 31,800 homes, SDG&E said. The new plant alone could power 15,000 homes.

    The new 20-MW plant opened in Imperial Valley and began powering San Diego in early September, according to SDG&E.

    “These new solar plants will deliver sustainable energy options to customers regardless of their ability to access private solar systems,” said SDG&E Vice President of Energy Supply Kendall Helm.

    It’s the first plant to be built for the company’s EcoChoice program.

    Nearly half of all households in America don’t have enough roof space for solar systems, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. And 29 percent of San Diegans live in multi-family homes.

    EcoChoice allows customers to purchase anywhere between 50 to 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, regardless of their own roof space.

    About 45 percent of all power delivered to SDG&E is renewable. This is compared to the national average of 10 percent, SDG&E said.

    The two additional solar plants on the way were approved by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program, SDG&E said.

    The first is another 20-MW plant in Imperial Valley. It’s expected to be completed in late 2019.

    The second is a 2.4-MW plant in Campo. SDG&E anticipates this will be finished in the spring of 2020.


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    San Diego police are searching for a missing man with dementia who walked away from his Ocean Beach home Wednesday afternoon and didn't return.

    Police say James Burks, 72, walked away from his home on the 4600 block of Newport Avenue at around 4:30 p.m.

    He was last seen wearing a green shirt and a blue or grey checkered jacket. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has a long grey beard that reaches his chest, according to the San Diego Police Department.

    Anyone with information can call SDPD at (619) 531-2000 and reference incident #18100017215.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    Plans for a high-end resort along the North County Coast are causing a high-end headache for some in the Del Mar and Solana Beach communities.

    The Solana Beach Town Council met Wednesday to discuss a proposal for the Del Mar Resort, a four-story development on a 16.5-acre parcel along Highway 101 at Via De La Valle atop the bluffs above Dog Beach.

    One resident who spoke at the meeting said the development would be the jewel of Solana Beach. Others are upset the resort will obstruct their ocean views.

    “I get sick to my stomach,” Brian Feingold said. He's lived in Solana Beach for 22 years. “I tell you because now I’m going to look at this. There's no break here.”

    Property co-developer Brad Termini spent the evening trying to ensure upset neighbors that they’ll be able to keep their view of the Pacific Ocean.

    “We believe there are very few people that are going to have everything blocked,” he said. “Most view issues we’ve examined are people that have sliver views.”

    The development plan also includes a walking trail and another beach access trail that would run between the resort and the Del Mar Beach Club.

    The proposed project straddles Solana Beach and Del Mar. The city of Del Mar is holding another informational meeting next Wednesday.


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    Age is truly just a number, especially if you are a quarterback in this day in age. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 37 years old and if history has taught us something it’s that players start their decline around 35, but this is not the case with Rivers.

    Lately, there has been a trend of older quarterbacks performing at a high level.

    Rivers is off to the best start statically in his career, he has thrown for 1,495 yards (12th), 13 touchdowns (2nd), and has only thrown two interceptions (tied for 2nd lowest).

    “He’s taking care of the football,” explained head coach Anthony Lynn. “He's going to throw one every now and then, but for the most part, he's taking care of the football. His completion percentage is up.”

    Another reason the Chargers continue to succeed is because Rivers is completing passes at a high rate, 70 percent, something he hasn’t done since 2013. Limiting turnovers is something that the Chargers players and coaches have been emphasizing since training camp and so far it has shown to have worked. Both of Rivers interceptions have been early in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Coaches always want quarterbacks to have a short memory when they throw an interception and that’s something Rivers is good at.

    “I look at, especially those two losses and things could have been better in those games, but as I've always said, I don't think one year leads into the other year. However, I felt a steadiness, as I mentioned, as we got in the back half of last year. I kind of felt it all the way through training camp. So it seemed to have kind of carried over, not just myself, but I think offensively, the balance we have, how we're using all our guys, and the weapons, and how the guys are playing up front,” said Rivers.

    This weekend the Chargers face a tough task because these are not the same Cleveland Browns that have been the doormat of the NFL. The Browns defense has taken the ball away 15 times this season, which is the most in the league.

    “Well, I just remember last year leaving the game thinking it was a heck of a group, really,” said Rivers. “They're even healthier than they were then, and they've added some pieces. I think the biggest thing that stands out is that they’re taking the ball away.”

    The Chargers will need Rivers to be even better than he has been because it seems like the Browns defenders catch anything thrown their way. Especially the fourth pick of the draft, cornerback Denzel Ward, who has three interceptions five games into the season.

    What makes everything Rivers is doing more incredible is that he has been without his starting right tackle, Joe Barksdale, since the first game of the season and was without his left tackle, Russell Okung, for last weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Sam Tevi has started for Okung and Trent Cole has started for Barksdale, but Rivers said he hopes to see both of those guys back.

    “I thought Trent and Sam did a heck of a job,” explained Rivers. “They battled. I think it's one thing we have with all our group, those first five, and then you mentioned Trent and Sam now have been thrown into that role — Sam more so than Trent, more game experience since Week 1 — but we've got a gritty, tough group, and I'm glad. I'm just excited about the guys we have.”

    A couple of years ago Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dropped a new nickname for himself, which was “Vino” which in English means wine, explaining that he gets better with age. Maybe Rivers can be the next generation of “Vino” because the Chargers depend so much on him that they need him to get better as not only the season continues, but as he continues to age.

     

    NUTS AND BOLTS

    •Chargers injury report: DNP: WR Travis Benjamin (foot), DE Joey Bosa (foot), LB Jatavis Brown (groin), LB Kyzir White (knee). Limited: RT Joe Barksdale (knee), LT Russell Okung (groin), C Mike Pouncey (knee), K Caleb Sturgis (quad). Full: TE Virgil Green (rib) and DT Damion Square (shoulder).

    •Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that star defensive end Joey Bosa will not travel with the team to Cleveland or London. He will instead stay in Costa Mesa and rehab. Bosa said two weeks ago he expects to be ready on November 4th when the team faces the Seattle Seahawks.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks off during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks off during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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    Age is truly just a number, especially if you are a quarterback in this day in age. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 37 years old and if history has taught us something it’s that players start their decline around 35, but this is not the case with Rivers.

    Lately, there has been a trend of older quarterbacks performing at a high level.

    Rivers is off to the best start statically in his career, he has thrown for 1,495 yards (12th), 13 touchdowns (2nd), and has only thrown two interceptions (tied for 2nd lowest).

    “He’s taking care of the football,” explained head coach Anthony Lynn. “He's going to throw one every now and then, but for the most part, he's taking care of the football. His completion percentage is up.”

    Another reason the Chargers continue to succeed is because Rivers is completing passes at a high rate, 70 percent, something he hasn’t done since 2013. Limiting turnovers is something that the Chargers players and coaches have been emphasizing since training camp and so far it has shown to have worked. Both of Rivers interceptions have been early in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Coaches always want quarterbacks to have a short memory when they throw an interception and that’s something Rivers is good at.

    “I look at, especially those two losses and things could have been better in those games, but as I've always said, I don't think one year leads into the other year. However, I felt a steadiness, as I mentioned, as we got in the back half of last year. I kind of felt it all the way through training camp. So it seemed to have kind of carried over, not just myself, but I think offensively, the balance we have, how we're using all our guys, and the weapons, and how the guys are playing up front,” said Rivers.

    This weekend the Chargers face a tough task because these are not the same Cleveland Browns that have been the doormat of the NFL. The Browns defense has taken the ball away 15 times this season, which is the most in the league.

    “Well, I just remember last year leaving the game thinking it was a heck of a group, really,” said Rivers. “They're even healthier than they were then, and they've added some pieces. I think the biggest thing that stands out is that they’re taking the ball away.”

    The Chargers will need Rivers to be even better than he has been because it seems like the Browns defenders catch anything thrown their way. Especially the fourth pick of the draft, cornerback Denzel Ward, who has three interceptions five games into the season.

    What makes everything Rivers is doing more incredible is that he has been without his starting right tackle, Joe Barksdale, since the first game of the season and was without his left tackle, Russell Okung, for last weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Sam Tevi has started for Okung and Trent Cole has started for Barksdale, but Rivers said he hopes to see both of those guys back.

    “I thought Trent and Sam did a heck of a job,” explained Rivers. “They battled. I think it's one thing we have with all our group, those first five, and then you mentioned Trent and Sam now have been thrown into that role — Sam more so than Trent, more game experience since Week 1 — but we've got a gritty, tough group, and I'm glad. I'm just excited about the guys we have.”

    A couple of years ago Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dropped a new nickname for himself, which was “Vino” which in English means wine, explaining that he gets better with age. Maybe Rivers can be the next generation of “Vino” because the Chargers depend so much on him that they need him to get better as not only the season continues, but as he continues to age.

     

    NUTS AND BOLTS

    •Chargers injury report: DNP: WR Travis Benjamin (foot), DE Joey Bosa (foot), LB Jatavis Brown (groin), LB Kyzir White (knee). Limited: RT Joe Barksdale (knee), LT Russell Okung (groin), C Mike Pouncey (knee), K Caleb Sturgis (quad). Full: TE Virgil Green (rib) and DT Damion Square (shoulder).

    •Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that star defensive end Joey Bosa will not travel with the team to Cleveland or London. He will instead stay in Costa Mesa and rehab. Bosa said two weeks ago he expects to be ready on November 4th when the team faces the Seattle Seahawks.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks off during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks off during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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    An ambulance took one person to the hospital Thursday morning after a three-car crash on State Route 125 in Spring Valley that was backing up traffic for commuters. 

    A car and two trucks crashed in northbound lanes about a mile north of Jamacha Boulevard just before 5:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said. 

    Only one lane remained open as officers and medics responded to the crash. Traffic was slow in the area but no Sig Alert was issued. 

    Medics transported one person to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in unknown condition, the San Miguel Fire Department said. 

    All lanes were reopened just before 6:30 a.m. 

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday she stands by her “when they go low, we go high” motto despite calls this week by some high-profile Democrats to do the opposite.

    "Fear is not a proper motivator,” Obama said. “Hope wins out. If you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?"

    She added that in thinking about which values to promote for children, "you have to think about which motto do you want them to live by."

    Obama coined the "we go high" phrase during her 2016 speech at the Democratic National Convention and it became a motto for Democrats on how to respond to Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric.

    But former Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday at a campaign event in Georgia that Democrats need a new slogan, and suggested: “When they go low, we kick them.” A few days later, Clinton said in an interview with CNN, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about."

    "What are the things you’re telling your girls? Which motto do you want them to live by?" Obama, who has two daughters of her own, said. "I have to think about that as a mother, as someone who’s a role model to young girls. We want them to grow up with promise and hope, and we can’t model something different if we want them to be better than that."

    Obama has mostly kept a low profile since leaving the White House in January 2017, limiting her public commitments to helping When We All Vote, which says it encourages participation regardless of political affiliation. She announced Thursday on the “Today” show the launch of a new initiative aimed to empower adolescent girls around the world through education.

    The Global Girls Alliance, which supports grass roots organizations in local communities around the world and connects its leaders “so they can learn from each other,” was rolled out on Oct. 11 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl.

    “We want to play a role in building an alliance of young people that are out there doing the work on the ground and we want to give them an opportunity to network with one another,” Obama told “Today” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. ”Leaders need access to resources and technical support. The alliance is going to provide that for them.”

    As the first African American first lady of the United States, Obama said she wanted every girl in the world to have the same kind of opportunities that she had and that her daughters have.

    “The stats show that when you educate a girl you educate a family, a community, a country. It makes no sense that the strength of our family — girls and women — are not getting educated, that they are not in school. If we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, if we care about maternal child health, then we have to care about education.”

    The United Nations declared Oct. 11 the International Day of the Girl in 2011 in order "to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential."

    This year’s theme, With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, aims to highlight the need for supporting education and training programs for girls in developing countries.

    "Of the one billion young people — including 600 million adolescent girls — that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90 percent of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common," the United Nations campaign says.

    Global Girls Alliance has teamed up with GoFundMe to provide a fundraising source for anyone who wants to help.

    Obama also talked about life after the White House and revealed the secret to a happy marriage.

    “Separate bathrooms,” she quipped.


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    An unconventional plan to purchase a $7-million indoor skydiving building in East Village and turn it into housing for homeless San Diegans may have hit a snag despite being approved by city council in January.

    Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed during his 2018 State of the City a central intake facility to be built on 14th Street and Imperial Avenue that will match the homeless with county services to get them on track to more permanent housing.

    "You’re going to have several community departments under one roof — Family Health Centers, the County of San Diego, the city, some of our housing partners — really with the design of helping people get off the street... and provide those services to keep them off the streets for good," Faulconer said. 

    And while the $7-million purchase of the indoor skydiving center was approved by the council using funding through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), some members are questioning whether the city should go through with the plan. 

    "In life, when you get new information, you should be willing to make new decisions," Council Member Barbara Bry said. "We have new information --particularly given that we now have three tents up and running -- and we’ve learned more about the homeless population.

    The temporary tent shelters, meant to operate through November, cost more than $6.5 million and can house up to 150 people each and county resources are available through the shelters. 

    Bry, who voted to approve funding for the property, said the focus should be on finding more affordable housing. 

    "One thing we’ve learned is we desperately need more housing. And a navigation center – where are we navigating people to?" Bry said.

    Council member Chris Ward, who chairs the council's homelessness committee, is also looking to put the brakes on the project.

    While the money has already been allocated for the building, another $1.55 million would be needed annually to operate the center.

    Mayor Faulconer wants to vote next month on a one-year contract with Family Health Centers, who would facilitate operation. The contract would have the option to extend for a total of up to three years. 

    The costs for the contract would come from a combination of CDBG funds, the city's general fund and the city's low and moderate income housing fund, according to city spokesperson Greg Block. 

    Block said that if voters approve a ballot initiative that would generate revenue through a hotel tax increase, it would go towards the homeless navigation center project and other homelessness programs first. 

    The initiative gathered enough signatures to be decided on by San Diego voters but will not appear on the November 2018 ballot


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    It's been 20 years since Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old openly gay college student, was abducted and killed in Wyoming.

    On Oct. 26, he will finally be laid to rest. 

    Shepard's ashes will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral after a service to celebrate and remember his life. 

    Shepard's parents picked the Cathedral as his final resting place because he loved the Episcopal Church and felt welcomed at one he attended in Wyoming. 

    "For the past 20 years, we have shared Matt’s story with the world. It’s reassuring to know he now will rest in a sacred spot where folks can come to reflect on creating a safer, kinder world," said Judy Shepard, Shepard's mother, in a statement.

    On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died in a hospital six days later. The violent attack shocked the nation and highlighted the problem of hate crimes against LGBTQ people, according to NBC News

    Shepard's parents have advocated for the rights of the LGBTQ community since his death, creating the Matthew Shepard Foundation in his memory.

    "In the years since Matthew’s death, the Shepard family has shown extraordinary courage and grace in keeping his spirit and memory alive, and the Cathedral is honored and humbled to serve as his final resting place," said the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral.



    Photo Credit: Matthew Shepard Foundation

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    A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a van on National City's Mile of Cars Way Thursday morning.

    The van was making a left turn off Mile of Cars Way when the motorcycle crashed into it at about 7 a.m. outside Frank Toyota near National City Boulevard. 

    The van could be seen with a large dent in the passenger's side door while the crumpled motorcycle laid on the ground. 

    National City police said when they arrived, the motorcyclist was bleeding from his head. Hours later, NCPD confirmed the motorcycle died from his injuries. 

    The driver of the van had minor injuries, NCPD said.

    Mile of Cars Way and the surrounding area is expected to be shut down into the afternoon as officers investigate the crash. 

    Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. 

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    The family of a teenager who was shot multiple times while sitting in his car in a National City parking lot three years ago will hold a candlelight vigil in his honor Thursday. 

    Juan Carlos Munoz, Jr., was shot and killed on October 11, 2015, while he and a friend were sitting in a car on Prospect Street in National City. 

    It was just before 8 p.m. when a gray or silver four-door Nissan Altima pulled up next to the teenagers.

    The passenger in the Altima got out, walked to Munoz in the driver's seat and asked where they were from, police said.

    The suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired five rounds into the vehicle.

    Four struck Munoz in his left shoulder, and one hit the passenger in his left thigh, according to police. The two men in the Altima then drove off eastbound on E. 16th Street.

    Munoz died from his wounds and his killer has never been found. 

    San Diego County Crimestoppers has released the following description of the shooter: A man in his 20s with a husky build and shaved head. The Altima is described as an early to late 2000's, 4-door model.

    The vigil to remember Munoz is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the corner of 16th and Prospect streets in National City. 

    There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Contact the National City Police Department at (619) 336-4411 or CrimeStoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.



    Photo Credit: National City Police Department

    Juan Carlos Munoz was only 18 years old when he was shot to death inside a parked car on Prospect Street in National City on Oct. 11, 2015.Juan Carlos Munoz was only 18 years old when he was shot to death inside a parked car on Prospect Street in National City on Oct. 11, 2015.

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    Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the Bee Gees’ hit when learning CPR with his co-workers on "The Office."

    While chaos ensued in the rest of that episode, this CPR secret can still be beneficial to incorporate in everyday life, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital is here to help you do that.

    The top-ranked NYPH created a Spotify playlist and shared it via Twitter to help raise awareness about effective CPR, and help everyday individuals easily remember how to time chest compressions.

    "Only about 46 percent of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander intervention before EMS arrives and women are even less likely to receive intervention," Lauren Browdy, a spokesperson from NYPH, says. "But for every minute without CPR, the survival rate decreases by 10 percent."

    Although released last March as part of a #HandsOnlyCPR campaign, the playlist has recently gained traction and has been increasingly shared throughout Twitter within the last few days. The NYPH staff, and specifically Dr. Holly Andersen, a cardiologist, have worked hard to raise more awareness on bystander CPR, and believe this playlist helps make situations like that less scary so that bystanders are more likely, and able to jump in and help.

    "Dr. Holly Anderson has been advocating for everyone to learn Hands Only CPR with three easy steps: Check, Call, Compress," Browdy says. "Her goal is to teach everyone to not be afraid to jump in.'

    Comprised of 40 songs at 100 BPM, each track consists of the optimum beat to time CPR compressions, so that 100 chest compressions are done per minute.

    With songs like “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum, to current hits like “Sorry” by Justin Bieber and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, there’s a song for everyone to learn how to effectively and simply save a life in a time of need.

    Check out the rest of the tracks here, and check out more about the Hands Only CPR campaign here, which has instructional videos so you can learn at home.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    File - A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning C.P.R.File - A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning C.P.R.

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    A fire damaged an apartment unit in Spring Valley Thursday, affecting four adults and three children, according to officials with San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the San Miguel Fire Department. 

    The fire broke out inside one of the units at the apartment complex on Austin Drive just before 10 a.m. 

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7

    SkyRanger 7 captures video of the fire just before NBC 7 News Midday at 11 a.m.SkyRanger 7 captures video of the fire just before NBC 7 News Midday at 11 a.m.

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    Third time's a charm? Ozzy Osbourne's recently rescheduled Oct. 18 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre show has been rescheduled again.

    On Thursday morning, heavy metal's "Prince of Darkness" -- who was forced to postpone four West Coast shows (including his Chula Vista date) due to hand surgery complications -- announced that the concerts will be rescheduled at a later date in 2019.

    According to an official statement: "Following additional evaluation from his doctors, Osbourne will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand."

    Tickets for the four shows (which, aside from the original Oct. 9 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre show, include dates at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California; Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada) will be honored at the to-be-announced dates. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

    All four shows are part of Osbourne's "No More Tours 2," a trek billed as the singer's official farewell to more than five decades of touring.

    "I'm so f---ing bummed about canceling these shows," Osbourne said in a press release. "The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We're hoping everyone will be patient and we'll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year."

    A quick look at Osbourne's current tour itinerary has the rocker scheduled to perform in the U.K., Europe and Australia in February and March of next year. He has no dates lined up in January or after his March 16, 2019 show at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps we'll see him then.

    Ozzy, who has sold more than 100 million records since getting his start in the 1960s, is, of course, known for fronting both Black Sabbath and one of the more unforgettable MTV reality-TV series of all time, "The Osbournes."

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has played in San Diego in the past, including a solo show in 2007 at Sports Arena, as well as an appearance at the same venue with Black Sabbath on the "Never Say Die! Tour" in 1978 -- Osbourne's last full tour prior to the band's reunion nearly a decade later.

    Stay tuned to SoundDiego for more information as it's announced.



    Photo Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his rescheduled Oct. 18 San Diego show.Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his rescheduled Oct. 18 San Diego show.

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    A tropical storm churning off the coast of Baja California was expected to increase swells at San Diego and Orange county beaches Thursday as it makes its way northeast. 

    High surf will likely peak Thursday into Friday as Tropical Storm Sergio approaches the region. The storm system was a Category 1 Hurricane earlier this week but has been downgraded to tropical storm strength.

    The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards statement saying a minor tidal overflow was possible along the coast in Oceanside during high tide.

    The high tide while impressive didn't come close to threatening some of the oceanfront restaurants as was the case many years ago during El Nino.

    A 5.7-foot high tide was expected at 11:25 a.m. on Friday. 

    Strong rip currents are likely and waves will average 5 to 8 feet with some swells reaching 10 feet, especially in North County San Diego, NBC 7 weathercaster Llarisa Abreu said.

    Abreu said to obey warning signs and swim near a lifeguard while the beach hazards statement is in effect. 

    Sergio was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and moving northeast at 6 miles per hour on Tuesday. 

    High surf in San Diego County is expected to subside Friday night. 

    However, the moisture from Sergio could bring showers Friday night through Sunday morning. 

    A tropical storm involves wind speeds between 39 - 73 mph. A hurricane involves wind speeds between 74 and 110 mph, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Stay updated on weather alerts and special conditions by downloading the free NBC 7 mobile app and selecting weather as your home screen. 



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    A suspected online drug dealer has been indicted for distributing fentanyl-laced pills that caused the death of a La Jolla man, federal prosecutors said. 

    Trevon Lucas, 23 from Highland, California, is accused of selling prescription oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl to the La Jolla resident, who was not identified in court documents, on the night before his death on June 30. 

    Cell phone records said the two discussed the sale before parking lot surveillance footage showed them meeting up, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California. 

    The La Jolla man was found dead the next morning by his mother, according to court documents. His cause of death was determined to be a fentanyl overdose. 

    Federal prosecutors said the sale was part of a larger drug selling ring that involved Lucas and three San Bernardino-area residents in which some would post ads for drug sales on popular websites. 

    Several local and federal agencies worked to charge the four defendants, including the San Diego Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

    Lucas is charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and conspiracy and intent to distribute. He faces a minimum of 20 years to life in prison if convicted. 



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    A high-tech effort to stop shark attacks before they happen involves a sonar system now in place in Newport Beach. 

    The high-tech shark monitoring system certainly got the attention of surfers at Beacon's Beach in Encinitas, where two weeks ago, a 13-year old boy was injured in a great white attack.

    There have been a growing number of shark sightings in Southern California waters.

    "Every animal in the ocean has a fingerprint,” said Craig Anderson with Smart Marine Systems. “And its fingerprint is the way it swims.”

    Anderson is behind a high tech monitoring system called the Clever Buoy.

    It uses sonar anchored to the ocean floor which in real time, can analyze the swim pattern of any animal that enters a 500-yard area.

    The primary target: Sharks.

    “Once it decides there is a high probability that it's a shark, then it sends information about its location, it's size, and the direction it's swimming into the lifeguards,” Anderson said.

    His system is part of a two-month pilot program. The technology is being tested in Newport Beach near the Balboa Pier.

    While the goal is public safety, surfers in Encinitas.

    “I think it's cool if it’s keeping people safer, there's a lot more activity these days due to climate change,” surfer April Mirvis said when we caught up with her in Encinitas.

    “I don’t feel like I'm normally on their diet plan, so and maybe that's a naive point of view, but that's probably how most of us operate, So, more information is a good thing,” said surfer Jeff Manuel.

    University of San Diego researchers say that, while shark sightings are becoming more frequent off the California coast, it is extremely rare for anyone in the world to be bitten.

    The monitoring system will be tested through November. City leaders will then evaluate its effectiveness and ultimately decide whether this becomes a new tool in the battle between humans and shark. 

    On September 29, a 13-year-old boy diving for lobster at Beacon's Beach was bitten on the arm, ear, shoulder and back. 

    Nearby kayakers, an off-duty police officer and an off-duty lifeguard rushed to the boy's side and got him to shore. 

    It was later determined through DNA that the animal that attacked the teenager was a great white shark.


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