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    The small community of Borrego Springs in northeast San Diego County is welcoming big additions to better serve its residents: a new library, park and sheriff’s office.

    The amenities share space on a 19-acre property along County Club Road in the unincorporated community, which is located about 90 miles northeast of downtown San Diego near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday to introduce the new facilities.

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    At 14,000-square-feet, the new library is three times the size of the prior facility and now includes community meeting space, a conference room, a children’s area, a teen area with two private study rooms and a computer room.

    The 16.1-acre park features shaded playgrounds, an off-leash dog park, walking trails, picnic areas, sports courts, a meditation area, and the community’s first-ever outdoor amphitheater, with seating for 100. Drought-tolerant, native plants surround the park.

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    Meanwhile, the 1,600-square-foot San Diego County Sheriff’s Department office shares the property with the park and library. The updated, more functional facility will be used by sheriff’s deputies and the Senior Volunteer Patrol as they serve the communities of Borrego Springs and Ocotillo Wells.

    Construction on this project began in October 2017 and was officially completed this past Wednesday, at just under $14 million.



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    The new, 16.1-acre park in Borrego Springs takes up the majority of the 19-acre space shared with a new library and sheriff's office.The new, 16.1-acre park in Borrego Springs takes up the majority of the 19-acre space shared with a new library and sheriff's office.

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    Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including news about a fresh, fanciful daytime eatery and other openings around town.

    Morning Glory Will Rise in Little Italy
    CH Projects, the local hospitality group behind hotspots including Born & Raised, Ironside, and Raised by Wolves, will open a brunch-focused spot called Morning Glory in Little Italy. The 4,000-square-foot, second-story eatery, part of India Street's Piazza della Famiglia, will feature a pastry and coffee bar as well as custom cocktail carts.  

    Announcing the 2018 Eater Awards
    With categories ranging from restaurant and chef of the year to top design, Eater announces the best in food and drink from 2018. With both editor's choice and reader's choice awards at stake, this year's winners include a Southeast Asian restaurant in Oceanside and a taco spot in the East Village.

    LA's The Bungalow Headed for Westfield UTC
    A buzzy, beach-style lounge and bar with locations in Santa Monica and Huntington Beach will open a sprawling 10,000-square-foot space as part of the mall's ongoing expansion. The San Diego outpost, due next summer, will have a menu created by celebrity chef Michael Mina.

    Where to Eat Ramen in San Diego
    The county has an abundance of eateries featuring the Japanese delicacy, but Eater's latest map helps sort through the pack to highlight 13 local ramen purveyors. From shops making fresh noodles to spots offering vegetarian and vegan varieties, find San Diego's top bowls of the tasty noodle soup. 

    Korean Soup Specialist Coming to Kearny Mesa
    Convoy's newest entry is Woomiok, which will focus on Korean seolleongtang, a classic soup made with a long-simmered beef bone broth. Scheduled to open next month, the will offer a few other Korean soups as well as homemade kimchi and side dishes. 



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    A rendering of Morning Glory, a new brunch spot heading to Little Italy.A rendering of Morning Glory, a new brunch spot heading to Little Italy.

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    A memorial was held Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the fighter jet that crash landed in University City, killing four people and destroying several homes.

    Residents of the area gathered at the University Village Park on Cather Avenue and Florey Street to plant four trees in honor of those lost in the crash.

    “I think it’s a lovely idea – beautiful, and I’m glad what’s done today,” said resident Choko McConnell.

    McConnell saw the immediate aftermath of the crash on Dec. 8, 2008.

    One of the engines on a FA-18-D Hornet died as a student Marine pilot was heading toward MCAS Miramar. It crashed landed, destroying two homes on Cather Avenue.

    “I heard this deep sound go boom,” McConnell told NBC 7. “I hear airplanes all the time, and it sounded different.”

    Young Mi Yoon, 36, and her 15-month-old Grace and two-month-old Rachel were killed in the crash. Young Mi’s mother, Suk Im Kim, also died. She was 59 years old.

    “All I saw was flames. It was terrible,” McConnell said.

    The names of the victims were hung near the base of each tree at the ceremony Saturday.

    “Sponsors hope that by dedicating four trees as a living memorial to the four neighbors who died in the crash, the long process of healing will continue,” the University City Community Association said.

    Don Yoon, Young Mi’s husband, was not home at the time of the crash.

    “Later, I saw the husband as he rushed to see, nothing, the house was burning. It was very sad,” said McConnell

    In Dec. 2011, the victims’ family gave an emotional testimony during a trial held for the jet crash.

    "The U.S. Navy took all my dreams away. I have nothing," said Sanghyun Lee, Young Mi’s father.

    The Marine Corps said bad decisions and a string of errors led to the deadly accident.

    Almost $18 million was awarded to the relatives of the victims as the trail concluded at the end of 2011.

    Residents were encouraged to participate in a moment of silence at 11:58 a.m. Saturday to remember all of those affected by the crash.


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    For the past three years, San Diego County has had the highest occurrence of whooping cough, or pertussis, than any other county in the state, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.

    In a snapshot report published on Oct. 21, 2018, San Diego had 526 confirmed cases of pertussis so far this year.

    Los Angeles County, which has three times of the population of San Diego, had 251 and Orange County, which has a comparable population to San Diego, had 138.

    The higher number doesn’t necessarily mean San Diego is more susceptible to the disease than the rest of the state, the county's public health officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten, said.

    “San Diego has great collaboration with and reporting from local providers, so I feel that has contributed to our higher numbers,” she said.

    Last year, San Diego had 1,163 confirmed whooping cough cases, while Los Angeles had 558 and Orange County had 198.

    In 2016, San Diego also led the state with 395 cases, ahead of L.A.'s 309 and Orange County's 69.

    One of the possible reasons that San Diego has a higher occurrence is because the county has a higher number of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children or children who are behind on their vaccination schedule.

    For the last two school years, the percentage of students entering kindergarten in San Diego County with all the required vaccines lags below the state average.

    Around 93.2 percent of children entering kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year in San Diego are fully vaccinated, according to the CDPH’s Kindergarten Immunization Assessment report. The state average is 95 percent.

    San Diego was also below the state’s average in the 2016-17 school year at 94.7. Both L.A. and Orange County were at or above the state average for the last two school years.

    “If you're trying to look at what's driving the outbreak and then if you look at what parts of the county have higher rates, you'll see that it's the parts of the county that historically have higher, you know, exemption rates for school for vaccines,” said Eric McDonald, San Diego deputy public health officer. “That's also true of other counties in California … [outbreaks are] higher in places with higher [exemption] rates.”

    In California, all children are required to have pertussis, tetanus and diphtheria vaccines before entering kindergarten, though some children are conditionally allowed to attend school if they are behind on their vaccines. Children are also required to recieve a booster vaccine before entering the seventh grade.

    Over the past two decades, there has been an anti-vaccine movement based on the faulty and discredited research of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who linked vaccine to autism. His claim has been debunked by numerous studies and recent studies suggest that there is a genetic component to autism.

    That, however, did not stop parents from requesting personal belief exceptions to not vaccinate their children. In 2016, the state of California banned such exemptions for children entering school. The effect of the law was almost immediate.

    The number of personal belief exemptions dropped to nearly zero for the 2017-18 school year after there were 655 students the year before.

    The same pattern arose in Orange County. In the 2017-18 school year, Los Angeles, however, had two personal belief exemptions.

    The number of permanent medical exemptions, however, rose. Between the 2016-17 school year and the 2017-18 school year, San Diego saw a 0.3 percent increase, Los Angeles a 0.4 percent increase and Orange County a 0.1 percent increase.

    It was unclear if the increase was because parents whose children can’t get vaccinated because of medical reasons are now requesting permanent medical exemptions because the personal belief exemption was easier to get.

    The concern for McDonald though is the number of pre-teens and teenagers with pertussis.

    While whooping cough is a bad cough for older children, it is deadly for infants. So far this year, there have been 233 cases in children ages 10-17, according to the San Diego County Pertussis Case Reports published Nov. 29, 2018.

    At the same time, 120 children between 6 months old and 3 years old were diagnosed with whooping cough.

    “What's driving the numbers of cases are actually middle school and high school students who have persistent cough,” McDonald said. Because pertussis is highly infectious, it’s passed on to younger siblings, he said.

    A San Bernardino infant in July became the first baby to die from whooping cough in California since 2016. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccinating children at two months of age. Pregnant women in their third trimester are also encouraged to get vaccinated against pertussis.

    “What's contributing to the numbers of cases under the age of six months is that it's been challenging for us to get all pregnant women to be immunized in every pregnancy in the third trimester,” McDonald said. “Every pregnant woman in every pregnancy [should] get a vaccination in a third trimester in order to prevent bad outcomes, for infant pertussis in particular.”

    From 1965 to 2002, the number of whooping cough cases in the U.S. dropped below 10,000, but since 2003, that number has risen, according to the CDC.

    There were nearly 18,000 cases of the disease reported in 2016, the most recent year of the data available from the CDC. The number was actually a decrease from the preceding years.


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    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer met with some of those who were forced to evacuate a flooded East Village homeless shelter due to Thursday’s heavy rain.

    More than 300 homeless people took refuge at the SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley following the downpour that put the local shelter under a few feet of water.

    Some of them could see their belongings floating away.

    MTS buses came to the shelter near the intersection of 16th Street and Newton Avenue to pick them up and take them to the temporary site.

    “Sleeping is cots set up with a thin mattress and as many blankets as we need,” said Lucinda Shearer, who is staying at SDCCU Stadium. “Donations have been wonderful. It looks like a department store up there with all the clothes."

    Socks and underwear are in dire need, but blankets, clothes, bottled water, and more can be donated.

    It is unclear how long people will have to stay at the stadium, though the East Village shelter's owner hopes to have people moved back in within a week.

    Faulconer toured the site with Bob McElroy, the CEO of the Alpha Project, a local non-profit that serves the homeless.

    The Alpha Project runs the shelter that was flooded from Thursday’s rain. They, alongside city crews, provided initial aid in the quick move for the hundreds of people in need.

    To donate, items can be dropped off at Gate C outside the stadium or you can learn more at the Alpha Project’s website.


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    Channin Fulton and Kaori Fukuyama were hired by Target to bring a local touch to the new location. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has more.


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    The California Highway Patrol is warning drivers of vehicles with auto-pilot technology about a dangerous and potentially deadly loophole.

    Some people are posting YouTube tutorials showing a "hack" of a vehicle's auto-pilot setting using a water bottle strapped to the steering wheel. The videos are promoting the trick as a way to turn auto-pilot into a fully autonomous, as the water bottle fools the car’s sensors into thinking the driver still has their hands on the steering wheel.

    The auto-pilot mode is programmed to alert drivers if their hands are off the wheel too long, in case they’re no longer paying attention. "You have to put some resistance on it. Otherwise, it complains at you," one video says.

    The CHP says anyone caught using one of the tricks and driving carelessly will be cited.

    "This is supposed to be a driver assist feature that is going to basically assist the driver on making it easier on driving, but it’s not designed to let the vehicle do all the driving," CHP spokesman Art Montiel said.

    One video has been viewed more than 20,000 times, and there are others like it online. Some say to use an orange instead of a water bottle, wedging the fruit into the curve of the steering wheel.

    Tesla drivers in Mountain View said it isn’t something they would ever try.

    "I don’t think it’s right, especially if they’re promoting it and saying, 'Hey, you can use your phone while doing it,' etc.," Seema Mehta said. "So, no. I think it’s really careless and quite frankly stupid."

    Travis Johnson, another Tesla driver, agreed.

    "I’ve definitely heard of people not really paying attention when using autopilot, which also is not very smart," he said. "So this is kind of in the similar vain, right?"

    Last week, the CHP pulled over a Tesla Model S whose driver was asleep while the vehicle traveled about 70 mph in auto-pilot mode on Highway 101 through Palo Alto. The driver was arrested on DUI charges.



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    A Tesla dashboard in a showroom in New York.A Tesla dashboard in a showroom in New York.

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    Surfboards in hand, a group united Saturday in Coronado for a paddle-out tribute to a local man killed in last month's mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

    The group headed into the water near Glorietta Bay Park to remember Coronado native Justin Meek, 23, a beloved former student at Coronado High School and one of 12 victims shot to death in the Nov. 7 massacre at Borderline Bar and Grill.

    Meek was a “College Night” promoter at the nightclub when suspect Ian David Long, 28, threw smoke grenades into the club and began firing on staffers and revelers. His family said Meek died trying to help others amid the chaos.

    Those who knew Meek knew he had a passion for protecting people.

    While some people paddled out into the water Saturday, others participated in the tribute from the shoreline. The group fondly remembered Meek and worked through their grief by singing Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.”

    The waterfront gathering was one of three memorial events planned for Meek this weekend in his hometown. On Friday evening, an outdoor memorial service was held on the football field at Coronado High School. On Sunday, a family service is planned at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

    Last month, an emotional memorial service was held for Meek at California Lutheran University. He had graduated from Cal Lutheran just six months before the deadly shooting.

    An obituary released by Meek’s family to the media told of Meek’s upbringing in a military family, and how they moved around until settling in Coronado. On the island, Meek received a Boy Scout Eagle Scout award at the age of 13 and worked as a junior lifeguard.

    In his role on the beach, he was always on the lookout for the safety of others.

    "When he was guarding, when he was in his tower, when he was patrolling, he was a serious young man who took his responsibilities seriously," said Coronado Lifeguard Capt. Sean Carey.

    Meek moved to Thousand Oaks, California, to attend California Lutheran University where he majored in criminal justice with a minor in music. There, he was a member of the water polo and hockey teams, Italian and Republican clubs and founding president of the Cal Lutheran Line Dance Club. He was also a member of the choir.

    Meek’s obituary said he had plans to join the U.S. Coast Guard and then become a U.S. Marshal.

    “Justin had a very strong interest in the safety of others since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Justin wanted to be a part of the solution, to serve, to protect,” the obituary stated.

    As he followed his path, the young man had been working in the private security sector and interning with a company that provided security to bars and clubs in the greater Thousand Oaks area.

    Meek was described by his family as a “genuine, kind, loving, caring, compassionate, hardworking, talented man and a friend to everyone he met.

    "Justin was about taking care of others -- that was his heart," Pastor David McElrath, of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, added.

    Meek is survived by his parents, Laura Lynn Meek and Capt. Roger L. Meek, his sister, Victoria Rose Meek, and many other loved ones.

    An online fundraising page was created for Meek last month, receiving an outpouring of donations.



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    A group paddled out to the water off North Beach in Coronado on Dec. 8, 2018, to remember Justin Meek.A group paddled out to the water off North Beach in Coronado on Dec. 8, 2018, to remember Justin Meek.

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    A man was shot eight times in Chollas View as he walking on the sidewalk early Sunday morning, police said.

    The 27-year-old man was walking in the 4700 block of Uvas Street near Chollas Elementary School shortly before 12:30 a.m. when he was shot, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

    A white sedan pulled up the victim and two men got out of the car and shot several rounds at him, striking the victims eight times, he said.

    The suspects then got back in the car and fled. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

    The suspects were wearing black plaid or checkered shirts, Heim said.

    The motive for the shooting was unknown.



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    A security camera caught a woman taking packages from the steps of a University City home, as the owner watched the scene unfold while on vacation.

    Hemanth Ramaprakash was in Arizona when his Nest doorbell security system detected the suspected thief at his door in the 7200 block Calabria Court around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    A woman could be seen taking a credit card shipped by FedEx, a mattress tarp, and a water bottle, Ramaprakash said.

    As the University City man watched his items get taken, he canceled his new credit card and called police.

    “I hope the video will help provide awareness on this issue within the community and help the police find the thief responsible,” Ramaprakash told NBC 7.

    The San Diego Police Department is investigating and the suspect is still at large.



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    An 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who had been missing since Nov. 26 was found dead, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

    David Bradish was last seen in the 5400 block of North Circle Drive in Idyllwild. His family and members of the community conducted searches and carried out an outreach campaign to spread awareness of his disappearance.

    The coroner’s office shared few details about the discovery of Bradish’s body. Information on the cause and date of his death are not available at this time.


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    To help make sure you stay informed, each Sunday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

    Today's collection highlights some of the positive news events that happened this week. 

    Nonprofit Covers Travel to Doctors for Spring Valley Girl With Rare Condition

    A Spring Valley girl living with a rare condition that affects the joints in her arms and legs is getting help from a national non-profit organization. NBC 7's Danielle Radin talked with the girl and her mother as they departed for a flight to Philadelphia for medical care thanks to Miracle Flights.

    Paul McCartney Is Coming to San Diego

    Music fans were delighted to learn Sir Paul McCartney has added a San Diego stop to his upcoming "Freshen Up Tour." Tickets for the June 22 show at Petco Park are expected to go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

    $10M Renovation Will Close Santee Park for Most of 2019 

    Santee announced $10 million in renovations for Mast Park on Tuesday. The project will change the already popular off-leash dog park to include a section dedicated for puppies, another one for small dogs and a third for bigger dogs. The project is described as one to transform Mast Park “into a showcase of environmental sustainability and a modern facility to serve the next generation.”

    #FindHerbertBear

    A government agency launched an effort to reunite a Southern California kid with his stuffed animal after the little bear wandered off tied to a bunch of balloons. It's not every day the National Weather Service puts out this kind of alert about something in the skies over San Diego. So keep an eye out and if you see Herbert the Bear, message NBC 7 San Diego on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram if you have any information. 


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    It is an end of an era for the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Del Mar.

    After 30 years, Sunday was the last time the show will be held at the Fairgrounds, but gun rights advocates said they won’t be leaving the county without a fight.

    The board in charge of the Fairgrounds voted in September to put the shows on hold to review its policy on gun shows.

    Policy changes being considered for the gun show's future included an all-out ban, a gun sale ban and an educational-only gun show.

    The board allowed itself one year to review its gun shows policy, and the gun show could return after that. 

    The group of Del Mar residents that advocated for the gun show ban is led by Rose Ann Sharpe, of neveragainca.org.

    “I’m feeling that the community has come together and made a statement," she said. "That the proliferation and sale of guns and ammunition does not belong on public property."

    Activists also received support from Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, who asked the board in charge of the Fairgrounds to keep gun shows off public land.

    “This is a very large venue that glorifies guns on public property," she said. "It just doesn’t need to be on public ground. It doesn’t need to be glorified by the state.” 

    Supporters of the gun show, claim they are unfairly being painted in a negative light.

    “It’s just a matter of time before they kick all gun shows off public land,” said Michael Schwartz, executive director of San Diego County Gun Owners PAC.

    Schwartz said the gun show is educational and promotes safety.

    “What we’re going to do is find a new location on private property, and we’re going to make sure that the gun show continues, and that it's bigger and better,” he said.

    Others at the gun show also criticized attempts to control firearms.

    “Automatic weapons just made for killing people, I can see that, but for recreational purposes?" Joe Tarantino of Lakeside said. "What if someone comes up with a bowling ball and hits you? You gonna ban bowling?” 

    While Second Amendment advocates vow to keep gun shows in San Diego County, opponents say they will keep battling to stop shows here and in other parts of the state.

    Sharpe said there are efforts to ban gun shows in Orange County, Ventura County and in San Francisco.



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    Here’s a look at what is going on in San Diego sports for the week of December 10th-16th.

    GULLS: Its rivalry week for the Gulls. Friday they’re in Bakersfield to face the Condors before they host the San Jose Barracuda Saturday. Saturday is Winter Wonderland Night with a Teddy Bear and Toy Drive that benefits Rady Children’s Hospital. There will not be a Teddy Bear Toss because local hospital partners can no longer accept the large number of bears due to new dust and infectious control standards. So make sure you drop off your new toys at the Winter Wonderland Tailgate before the game from 5-7 p.m. Fans will also receive a Gulliver Nutcracker Giveaway.

    SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY AZTECS:

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Wednesday vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO TRITONS:

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sunday vs. Hawaii Pacific in Honolulu for the Hoops in Hawaii D2 Power Tournament.

    UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Monday vs. CSUSB 5 p.m. at USD and Saturday at UTSA.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Wednesday at Oregon and Saturday vs. Northern Colorado 7 p.m. at USD.


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    An Escondido couple discovered a large air compressor left near their trash bins and later found out it was stolen from a neighbor.

    When Patti Thompson and her husband noticed the air compressor, they quickly looked through their security camera footage.

    A man could be seen slowly wheeling the machinery up to their house on Dec. 4 at around 7:45 a.m.

    He then moves a trash bin forward and places the air compressor behind it, appearing to try and hide the large machinery, before walking away.

    Thompson posted the footage to Facebook, asking if anyone was missing an air compressor. Shortly after, one of her neighbors came knocking.

    The neighbor and Thompson watched the surveillance footage and were shocked that neither one of them knew who the suspect was or why he would move the air compressor around.

    The man had a minivan, which could have easily transported the air compressor, Thompson told NBC 7.

    Thompson and her neighbor live less than a quarter-mile apart.

    She called the whole thing “puzzling.”

    The Escondido Police Department said it’s investigating the incident as grand theft. Grand theft typically refers to items valuing over $950.

    Anyone with information is asked to call EPD’s anonymous tip line at (760) 743-8477 or leave the tip on its website.


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    Thousands of mental healthcare workers will go on strike against Kaiser Permanente for five days to demand better patient care and to meet staffing needs.

    Many patients have to wait more than six weeks for a return visit for mental health, according to Mark Land-Ariizumi with the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

    “That’s pretty much denying care,” Land-Ariizumi said. “You delay care up to six weeks, that’s essentially denying it.”

    Kaiser Permanente said the decision to strike is not only disappointing but could hurt the very patients who will need mental healthcare.

    “Strikes are not the way to solve problems, but if it highlights the needs for mental health and to bring mental health out of the shadows then, you know, it will have served at least one service,” said Annie Russell, chief operating officer at Kaiser Permanente.

    Negotiations with NUHW began in the summer.

    The union is asking for more staff and to lessen the number of patients referred to non-Kaiser therapists, to make patient wait times shorter, according to NUHW.

    “We are not asking for anything out of the ordinary, we’re only asking what Kaiser has offered their other employees,” said Jim Clifford, who works for Kaiser Permanente.

    The mental healthcare workers are also asking for improved wages and benefits.

    “Our mental health professionals are the highest paid in the state,” Russell said. “Kaiser Permanente is a non-profit organization that reinvests its reserves back into its organization, back into its facilities.”

    Since 2015, Kaiser Permanente added 30 percent more therapists and expanded mental health services, the non-profit said.

    Kaiser Permanente said it’s prepared for the strike and will still be ready for patients that need care during the week.

    Two more bargaining sessions have already been set up for the week, according to Kaiser Permanente.

    Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium with multiple locations across the county.


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    Two local high school football teams are asking for donations to make the trip to the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation State Football Championship Bowl Games later this month.

    Orange Glen High School in Escondido and Lincoln High School in Lincoln Park are set to represent San Diego in the state matches in San Francisco.

    The former school will face off against the Lincoln Mustangs from San Francisco on Dec. 15 at 12 p.m.

    The latter will face off against the Menlo-Atherton Bears from just outside San Jose on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

    To donate to Orange Glen High School, go to its GoFundMe page.

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    To donate to Lincoln High School, click here.

    Head to the CIF’s website to learn more about the bowl games.



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    The 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights saw a dazzlingly display of boats decked (the halls) out for this year’s theme: Tropical Island Christmas.

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    A disturbing video shows a group of police officers trying to pull a 1-year-old child from the arms of his mother, who is lying on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn. 

    The NYPD called the video "troubling" and said the encounter was under review. 

    "No mother should have to experience the trauma and humiliation we all witnessed in this video,” Public Advocate and Attorney General-elect Letitia James said. 

    The video shows 23-year-old Jazmine Headley laying on the floor of the Human Resources Administration office on Bergen Street on Friday with a group of police officers surrounding her.

    She clutches her year-old son to her chest and shouts, "They're hurting my son! They're hurting my son!" 

    At one point, an officer is seen forcibly ripping the child from the mother's arms, but Headley doesn't let go. Other people in the crowded office screamed, "Oh my God!" and "Look what they're doing to her!" 

    At least one officer brandished a stun gun. 

    The NYPD said they were called after HRA officers and staff were unsuccessful in removing her from the facility. They cited disorderly conduct and said she was blocking the hallway. 

    Nyashia Ferguson, who shot the video, said on Facebook that Headley was asked to leave when she sat down on the floor because all of the chairs were full. 

    “Being poor is not a crime," Letitia James said. "The actions of the NYPD in this video are appalling and contemptible."

    She called for an investigation and a "transparent accounting of how this horrific situation occurred." 

    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the video "unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking [sic]."

    Headley, of Brooklyn, was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass, the NYPD said. It's not clear whether she has an attorney. 

    Police said there was also a warrant for her from Mercer County, New Jersey. The details of that case weren't immediately known.  

    She refused medical treatment for both herself and her son, police said. A family member took custody of the child. 

    No officers were harmed. 


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    A Scripps Ranch park will close following thousands of dollars’ worth of damage done by a rogue truck over the weekend.

    A truck drove through Jerabek Park, destroying a huge section of its field, according to the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA).

    The grass will have to be ripped out and replanted, SRCA said. This would cost thousands.

    “What a shame that somebody's disregard for property and others has an impact, a tremendous impact, on the community,” said resident Tom Massey.

    The ground was already soft from past rainfall, resulting in even worse damages from the truck.

    SRCA said the incident happened late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    “It's awful, just because someone wanted to have fun and spin their car around, thousands of kids can't play on these fields,” said Erica Heitstuman, another resident.

    There were no security cameras in the area, but SRCA still hopes to find who is responsible.

    “That's terrible; whoever did this should be brought to justice and punished,” said resident Abel Svitavsay.

    The community group is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that would lead to an arrest in this situation. People are asked to contact SRCA.

    SRCA said Jerabek Park will be closed for “an unknown length of time” for the repairs.


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