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    Born to Sen. Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush in Milton, Massachusetts, George Herbert Walker Bush served one term as the 41st president of the United States of America from 1989-1993. Click here to look back at some of former President George H.W. Bush's highlights.

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    George H. Bush, newly appointed United Nations Ambassador shown Dec. 18, 1970. (AP Photo/John Duricka)George H. Bush, newly appointed United Nations Ambassador shown Dec. 18, 1970. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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    Did you attend an NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 event in the community? Find photos from the events here.

    NBC 7's Mark Mullen and TLMD 20's Lizzet Lopez in front of the fully lit tree at the Liberty Station Tree Lighting ceremonyNBC 7's Mark Mullen and TLMD 20's Lizzet Lopez in front of the fully lit tree at the Liberty Station Tree Lighting ceremony

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    Born to Sen. Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush in Milton, Massachusetts, George Herbert Walker Bush served one term as the 41st president of the United States of America from 1989-1993. Click here to look back at some of former President George H.W. Bush's highlights.

    Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    George H. Bush, newly appointed United Nations Ambassador shown Dec. 18, 1970. (AP Photo/John Duricka)George H. Bush, newly appointed United Nations Ambassador shown Dec. 18, 1970. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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    Decades ago, News4's own Jim Vance got the chance to spend six hours fishing with then-President George H.W. Bush. "President Bush is one heck of a fisherman," Vance said. "I will never forget that day."



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    Decades ago, President George H.W. Bush went fishing with News4's own Jim Vance.Decades ago, President George H.W. Bush went fishing with News4's own Jim Vance.

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    An ampm convenient store was robbed at gunpoint in Oak Park early Sunday morning.

    A man entered the store on Euclid Avenue at around 12:45 a.m.

    The suspect then demanded money and the cashier complied, according to the San Diego Police Department.

    Police don’t know how much money was taken or in which direction the man fled.

    The suspect was described as around 5 feet 9 inches tall, roughly 175 pounds, and 48 years old.

    Officers said he was clean shaven but had the letter “M” on his chin.

    He was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and a blue baseball hat.

    No injuries were reported.

    SDPD robbery detectives are investigating.

    No other information was available at this time.


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    While former President George H.W. Bush was known for his political and foreign policy achievements, many will also remember him for his flashy footwear.

    Bush, who died at the age of 94 on Friday, had a well documented love of socks. His fancy for colorful ankle-wear popularized the hashtag #sockswag after former President Bill Clinton used it in a 2013 Twitter post.

    "Enjoyed my annual lunch with President and Mrs. Bush in Maine. Envious of his 'western cactus'-themed socks.#sockswag," Clinton wrote during a visit to Bush’s home in coastal Kennebunkport, Maine.

    He later donated the socks to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland with a letter of authenticity that joked "I Absolutely love a crazy pair of socks. Barbara, on the other hand, has had enough."

    Bush's penchant for colorful, flamboyant socks became one of his trademarks in his elder years. In an interview with granddaughter and "Today" correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, the former president said "I love a good sock." 

    At Barbara Bush’s funeral in April, he donned socks decorated with stacks of colorful books to honor her long devotion to literacy. The socks were a gift from 22-year-old John Cronin, a New York man with Down syndrome who, along with his father, launched a sock business in 2016. John’s Crazy Socks now donates 100 percent of the book-themed socks’ proceeds to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.

    In a 2014 interview with Buzzfeed, Bush said that when picking out a pair of socks, one must "assess the prevailing mood. Sometimes a good sock can give those around you a lift like a catchy tune or a post-convention bounce in the polls."

    He also has one important piece of advice on #sockswag: "The first rule of sock club is there is no sock club."

    Here’s a look back at some of the whacky and notable socks worn by the dapper late former president:



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    FILE - Former President George H. W. Bush wears red stripped socks as he sits in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.FILE - Former President George H. W. Bush wears red stripped socks as he sits in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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    A woman crashed into a parked rental truck in Paradise Hills Saturday morning and later died, according to the San Diego Police Department.

    The 24-year-old driver was traveling southbound on Garber Avenue when she drifted to the right, striking the unoccupied, parked truck.

    This all happened at around 1:20 a.m., officers said.

    When police arrived at the scene, they found the woman unconscious.

    She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to SDPD.

    Officers said the reason for her death is unknown at this time and is being investigated.

    SDPD Traffic Division is handling the investigation.

    No additional information was available.



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    Two Border Patrol agents were said to be assaulted in separate incidents by men from Central America attempting to enter the U.S. illegally Friday night, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

    “Assault on federal officers is one of the Department of Justice’s top priorities,” said U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman. “Our office is committed to vigorously prosecuting these cases.”

    The first incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. while agent C. Nelson was patrolling the area guarded by the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station.

    Nelson discovered a group of five people, including a man later identified as Frazy Jiron.

    The group was ordered to lie on the ground, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Jiron said something and the group began to stand up, as Nelson attempted to handcuff him.

    The two briefly struggled before Jiron reportedly threw an elbow behind him that struck Nelson in the chest, authorities said. Nelson and Jiron then fell down a nearby hill.

    The rest of the group ran away, but Jiron was later arrested.

    The second incident happened in the same border area at around 10:45 p.m., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Agent B. Cox encountered Franklin Ariel Rochac-Garcia while on his patrol.

    Rochac-Garcia was running toward Cox, as the agent ordered him to stop.

    The man continued to approach Cox, and as he drew near, Rochac-Garcia allegedly reached back and swung at the agent, missing, authorities said.

    The two fell to the ground in a struggle, and then Rochac-Garcia broke free and began to run to the border.

    As the man tried to jump over the fence, Cox was able to detain and later arrest him, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

    Jiron and Rochac-Garcia may face charges of assault on a federal officer and illegal entry into the U.S., according to authorities.

    The maximum penalty of assault on a federal officer is 20 years in a prison and a fine of a quarter of a million dollars.


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    Traffic is moving along the Otay Mesa Port of Entry following a brief closure Saturday morning for a Customs and Border Protection drill.

    The border crossing was temporarily closed while CBP conducted what they called a large-scale operational readiness exercise.

    The training included dozens of officers who were outfitted in riot gear.

    Loud bangs could be heard, and smoke could be seen in Otay Mesa.

    CBP said these types of exercises are necessary. Security along the border has significantly increased over the last couple of weeks in response to the migrant caravan, but not all San Diegans agree with the government’s approach to the crisis.

    “It not only creates an atmosphere of fear, but it seriously wounds the bi-national relationship we have with our friends to the south,” said Christian Ramirez, a long-time immigrant rights advocate.

    Border closures and increased security has led to longer border crossing waits, but some San Diegans think the increased security at the border is justified for national security reasons.

    “It affects everybody, but it’s sending a message. We have to take care of our country, the same way that Mexico has to take care of their country,” said an unidentified man near the Port of Entry.

    In addition to the border exercises, the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to keep 4,000 troops at the border through January.

    “If instead of investing money in deploying tear gas and deploying military, we were to invest that money to process asylum seekers, we will not have this problem,” said Ramirez.

    While opinions vary on how to deal with the migrant caravan, it is communities on both sides of the border who will feel the effects, as they navigate the busy, and increasingly militarized border crossing.


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    A car slammed through a North Park apartment Saturday afternoon, injuring a sleeping woman inside, according to the San Diego Police Department.

    The driver said she put the car in reverse and then it just took off, according to people at the scene.

    The car then crashed through a fence and into the bedroom of the apartment.

    The incident caused evacuations to the apartment on Ohio Street.

    The resident sustained a large bump on her forehead and small cuts to her face from the shattered glass, according to authorities.

    The driver was not injured, according to SDPD.

    A structural engineer was sent to the area to assess the damages of the impact.

    No other information was available.


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    Dozens of volunteers helped pave the way for a new bike trail in Black Mountain Open Space Park Saturday morning.

    The recently sanctioned six-mile trail in the Rancho Peñasquitos area was years in the making, said Matt Bartelt, vice president of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) and the project’s lead.

    It’s been in the works since 2010.

    “This trail is unique in that it’s one of the first close-to-downhill or what’s called a flow trail, which means it will not require much pedaling to come down the hill, in San Diego approved in a long time,” according to Bartelt.

    The process of legally creating a new bike path needs to follow rules set up by the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970.

    “Just the paperwork alone can take five years,” Bartelt said. The actual construction part is just “the icing on the cake.”

    The finishing touches are where SDMBA can get creative.

    “We leave the rocks features here because we want to make sure we have features and interests for all users,” Bartelt said.

    About 80 volunteers formed a production line of sorts to create the path.

    In front, people were weeding, dethatching, and clearing brush. The next group then scrapes the area clean. And the final group benches the ground, which means to take the path’s slope and make it relatively level, Bartelt told NBC 7.

    SDMBA said it’s carefully working around the protected plant life.

    Near the trail is a group of barrel cacti which is a protected plant in California, according to Bartelt.

    “[The trail] is protecting it by making sure people aren’t going to the areas that they shouldn’t be at,” Bartelt said.

    Trails in general can help control access of open areas like the one at Black Mountain, according to organization.

    “We’re advocating for the creation and improvement and continual access of trails,” Bartelt said. “San Diego needs more trails, period.”

    Nearly a thousand members make up SDMBA.


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    Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Company expanded its footprint into the activewear market with the $476 million acquisition of Jack Wolfskin in a deal announced Friday.

    Based in Idstein, Germany, Jack Wolfskin makes high-end outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment. The deal further Callaway's push into the active lifestyle market after its 2017 acquisitions of men's active lifestyle brand, TravisMathew, and sports bag maker, Ogio.

    "We are very excited to welcome the Jack Wolfskin brand into the Callaway portfolio," Callaway president and CEO Chip Brewer said in a statement. "(The deal) also helps Callaway expand its presence in the high-growth, active lifestyle category.”

    In addition to the European market, Jack Wolfskin also has a substantial presence in China, he said.

    News of the acquisition did not sit well with investors, however. Calloway's stock dropped 14.2 percent to $15.61 after the announcement, the lowest it's been since February. The price climbed back up to $17.13 when the market closed but was still 9.4 percent lower than when the market opened.

    Jack Wolfskin had a net sales of $380 million at the close of its fiscal year on Sept. 30. The $476 million deal was approximately 12 times the $40 million in profits for Jack Wolfskin 2018, before taxes and other deductions. 

    Calloway will release its next earnings report in January 2019 and the deal with Jack Wolfskin is expected to close the first quarter of 2019.



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    (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)(Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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    The elderly woman who was killed in a Linda Vista crosswalk collision was identified Saturday.

    Liên Trang, 74, died at Sharp Memorial Hospital hours after she was struck while crossing in a marked crosswalk against a red light in front of the Thuan Phat Supermarket on Linda Vista Road two weeks ago.

    The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Trang was pushing a shopping cart across the street without activating the crosswalk and walked on to the path of an oncoming car, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

    The victim was bleeding from the nose and ear when she was transported to the hospital, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Jose Ysea said.

    She sustained multiple injuries, including skull fractures and bleeding in her brain, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. 

    The 65-year-old female driver remained at the scene and was not charged.



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    Tributes to former President George H.W. Bush are pouring in nationwide and in North Texas.

    At the George W. Bush Library and Museum in Dallas, people from all over the country paid their respects. Flowers were left by a fountain out front, flags were at half-staff and visitors left notes of gratitude in guest books set out Saturday morning.

    "I just said he was a great man. He was a great president and godspeed," said Jim Seibert, a Pennsylvania resident.

    "We're very grateful -- not grateful that he passed, but grateful that we can be here and honor his memory," said Barb Seibert, also from Pennsylvania

    In memory of the former president, photos that once hung in the White House were on display — images reflecting a father and son's undeniable experience, energy and loyalty.

    "It's a bond of just love. It's not about politics. It's not about power. It's about just caring for one another," said Jeffrey Rand, a Michigan resident.

    Five years ago, the then 88-year-old George H.W. Bush was with his late wife, Barbara, for the dedication of the library to their son.

    "Dad taught me how to be a president. Before that, he showed me how to be a man and 41, it is awesome that you are here today," George W. Bush said in April 2013.

    A portrait painted by 43 — of 41 — is now on display at the museum.

    The tributes and guest book to leave condolences will be available through Thursday's funeral.


    A painting of President George H.W. Bush by his son, George W. Bush, on display at the latter's presidential library in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.A painting of President George H.W. Bush by his son, George W. Bush, on display at the latter's presidential library in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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    Washington, D.C., will hold several ceremonies and services this week to honor former President George H.W. Bush before he is laid to rest in College Station, Texas.

    The 41st president of the United States died Friday night at the age of 94 and was quickly remembered as a humble patriot, dedicated public servant and beloved family man.

    See below for the schedule of local memorial events as well as information about road closures and prohibited items.

    Monday: Arrival at Joint Base Andrews

    Bush's remains will arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 3:30 p.m. Monday, where there will be a brief arrival ceremony.

    Monday - Wednesday: U.S. Capitol Ceremony and Lying in State

    Another arrival ceremony will take place at the U.S. Capitol about 4:45 p.m.

    Following a short service, Bush's remains will lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

    The public can begin lining up Monday afternoon on First Street NE/SE between Constitution and Independence avenues or 2nd Street NE/SE between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue SE before the viewing opens at 7:30 p.m., according to U.S. Capitol Police.

    Public viewing will continue through Tuesday and end at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

    Police said people wishing to pay their respects should prepare for any possible bad weather as the lines will start outside.

    Visitors cannont bring any flowers, sealed envelopes or other offerings or tokens into the Capitol or the Capitol Visitor Center.

    Police also said visitors must silence their phones and turn off any electronic devices. Photography and video recording are not allowed inside the rotunda, according to police.

    Wednesday: Funeral at the National Cathedral, Departure

    Bush's body will depart the Capitol at 10 a.m. Wednesday and there will be a service at the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest D.C. beginning at 11 a.m., which President Donald Trump said he would attend.

    A departure ceremony is expected to follow the service at about 12:30 p.m. before Bush's remains are flown from Joint Base Andrews to Houston, Texas, for final services.

    Thursday: Funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church

    The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. at the church, which is not far from Bush's Houston residence. It is the same church where former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral was held in April.

    Following the funeral, Bush's remains will depart Houston via train for Texas A&M University in College Station. There, he will be buried at his presidential library next to his late wife, Barbara, and late daughter, Robin. 

    Road Closures in D.C.:

    U.S. Capitol Police will closed the following streets from 8 p.m. on Sunday to about 12 p.m. on Wednesday:

    • East Capitol Street NE/SE, from Second Street, NE/SE, to First Street, NE/SE
    • First Street, NE/SE, from Constitution Ave., NE, to Independence Ave., SE

    Police may close more streets around the Capitol as necessary and officials are encouraging people to use Metro to get to the Capitol.

    Prohibited Items at D.C. Events:

    The following items are prohibited in the U.S. Capitol and on its grounds:

    • All firearms, dangerous weapons, explosives, or incendiary devices • Firearms to include replica guns and ammunition
    • Weapons (to include but not limited to): Black jack, sling shot, sand club, sandbag, knuckles, electric stun guns, knives (of any size), martial arts weapons or devices
    • Pointed objects to include but not limited to razors, box cutters, knives, knitting needles, letter openers. Pens and pencils are permitted.
    • Explosives and explosive devices to include Molotov Cocktails, components of a destructive device, and fireworks
    • Bags exceeding the size of 18” wide x 14” high x 8.5” deep
    • Mace and pepper spray
    • Liquid, including water; open and empty clear or translucent bottles and beverage containers are allowed.
    • Aerosol containers
    • Non-Aerosol spray except for prescribed medical needs
    • Sealed envelopes and packages


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    File photo: Former U.S. President George Bush visits a tent camp for earthquake survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad on January 17, 2006 in Pakistan. Bush, 81, came as a special envoy for the United Nations to speak with survivors of the October 8 earthquake that killed more than 75,000 people and left another 3.5 million homeless.File photo: Former U.S. President George Bush visits a tent camp for earthquake survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad on January 17, 2006 in Pakistan. Bush, 81, came as a special envoy for the United Nations to speak with survivors of the October 8 earthquake that killed more than 75,000 people and left another 3.5 million homeless.

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    A 64-year-old San Diego man on his way back sailing to Catalina Island capsized off the coast of Oceanside early Saturday morning and had to swim to shore.

    On his way back from Catalina, Andrea Ania had planned to stop in Dana Point but all the navigation on his boat malfunctioned and he had to navigate by hand. When he tried to sail into the Oceanside Harbor, big waves and strong winds destroyed his boat.

    "I just thank God that I'm alive and it makes you appreciate life," Ania said.

    Ania sailed from Marina Cortez on Harbor Island a few days ago for a fun adventure not knowing that his adventure would turn into a fight for his life.

    After a few days at sea in his 32-foot sailboat named “Nicole,” Ania decided it was time to come home. He quickly ran into trouble. His sail split and the navigation instruments malfunctioned.

    "The swells started getting bigger and bigger, the waves started getting larger and larger,” he said. “So, I had to change course to keep the boat upright."

    As Ania used his motor to steer the boat, the saw the lights in Oceanside Harbor and sailed toward it.

    "I couldn't see the jetty, I couldn't see anything,” he said. “It was dark and I didn't think it was well lit to identify where I was."

    The dark, the heavy surf and the strong wind cause Ania to miss the harbor. Once he realized that, he tried to turn the boat around and that was when disaster happened.

    "As I turned an enormous wave came over the front of the boat and I went up and down over the wave and I crashed down," he said.

    As the boat was tossed around by the waves, Ania was thrown into the cold water.

    "The boat went over me one time and then it went over me another time and then it went the other way and I was trying to catch it," he said.

    Ania soon realized he needed to start swimming toward shore if he was going to survive.

    "Every two strokes I was taking there was a wave coming over my head, it was helping go forward but it was hard taking all that water,” Ania said. “I was totally exhausted and I thought I was at my end because the distance looked too far to make, I didn't think I was going to survive."

    He made it to shore, but not without injuries. His arm was broken, his hands were ripped open and needed a dozen stitches.

    Ania was living on the boat and Oceanside police said the boat was completely destroyed

    One of his friends has offered a place to stay for now, but he everything he owned was on that boat.

    Even with everything that happened Saturday, Ania said he can’t wait to sail again.

    "I'm anxious to get back out there,” he said. “I was trying to find out if I could sail my boat back."

    For now, one of his friends has set up a GoFundMe to help him get back on his feet.



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    A spokesman for Russia’s government said Saturday that only two emails and a phone call took place between President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and Russian officials about a planned Trump Tower project.

    But Russian officials gave the exchanges no more attention than any other business proposition, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. 

    Peskov told NBC News in an interview that “every week dozens and dozens of foreign businessmen are approaching us, mentioning possible investments, searching for contacts.” He said Trump representatives ceased contact with the Russians.

    Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to lying to Congress about the proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow and admitted discussions continued into June 2016 during the presidential campaign.



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    President Donald Trump listens to a question during a signing ceremony of the President Donald Trump listens to a question during a signing ceremony of the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    The world's largest menorah will be illuminated during a ceremony on the Ellipse Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is expected to participate in the ceremony. 

    The annual lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah begins about 4 p.m. and featured performances from the United States Air Force Band and Dreidelman and the Macabees. 

    The event is free, but those interested in attending must register for a ticket

    Following the ceremony, guests are set to be treated to latkes and donuts. Free dreidels and Menorah kits will also be given out. Tens of millions of people are expected to watch the lighting from home, the National Menorah Council says.

    Meanwhile, in his Hanukkah message to Americans, President Donald Trump honored the victims of the October shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

    "Jews today continue to face many different forms of violence, hatred, and bigotry around the globe," the president wrote in a statement, adding that the country pledges its "continued love and support" to the victims and their families for the holiday.

    "Over the coming days, may the warming glow of each candle on the menorah help fill homes and hearts with love and happiness," Trump said. "Together, we reaffirm the truth that light will always break through the darkness."



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    Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, and National Economic Director Gary Cohn light the Menorah during the annual National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House, December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, and National Economic Director Gary Cohn light the Menorah during the annual National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House, December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

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    The City of San Diego is asking for your input on how to fix its crumbling sidewalks.

    A sidewalk assessment in 2015 identified over 85,000 locations that need repairs. There is more than 5,000 miles of sidewalks throughout the city.

    “Sometimes you can trip,” said Otto Stock from National City. “There’s tripping hazards that aren’t cool.”

    These tripping hazards have cost the city millions of dollars in payouts from sidewalk injuries over the years, which is prompting it to come up with a solution.

    The city is responsible for sidewalk damage caused by car crashes, water main breaks, or city-owned trees, according to the city's website. However, normal wear-and-tear of an aging sidewalk is the homeowner’s responsibility.

    “I did not know this,” said Chasea Navedo from Mira Mesa. “I’m sure a lot of people didn’t know this.”

    The city currently has a 50/50 Cost Sharing Program, where it and the homeowner share the repair costs of damaged sidewalks.

    The city is looking for other ways to expedite the repair process, some ideas include: having the homeowner pay or putting a lien on a property with adjacent sidewalks that are damaged.

    NBC 7 reached out to local representatives who said they are open to suggestions on how to fix the problem.


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    Eleven police officers who responded to the deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh will light a menorah on Long Island Sunday evening in memory of the victims.

    The menorah lighting at Chabad of Roslyn, in Roslyn Heights on Long Island, will commemorate the 11 people killed in the Oct. 27 attack at Tree of Life Congregation.

    The lighting will be “a show of solidarity with the Pittsburgh community and a display of Jewish pride in the face of rising anti-Semitism,” Chabad of Roslyn said in a release.

    “The light of the menorah reminds us that when the forces of light and good encounter darkness and hate, without fail light will always prevail,” Chabad of Roslyn’s director, Rabbi Aaron Konikov, said in a statement.

    “If one hate-filled person created such darkness and pain, imagine the impact of so many more people united in doing good,” he added.

    Rabbi Konikov is close friends with a rabbi at the Chabad of Pittsburgh who worked with responders after the massacre, he told NBC 4 New York. 

    That rabbi helped organize the event at the Chabad of Roslyn, Rabbi Konikov explained. 

    Traditional Hanukkah treats will be served at the event, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn.

    The menorah is the tallest one on Long Island and one of the tallest permanent menorahs in the world, Rabbi Konikov said.



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