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    Chopping vegetables in an Otay Mesa business was not in Flossie Hall's original plan.

    But when you're a military spouse you learn to deal with changes.

    "I was a student for almost ten years, four states, four colleges, four moves because of my husband. So everywhere I moved I got a job but then I would have to move somewhere else and then find another line of work,” Hall told NBC 7.

    Like many military spouses, Hall found it hard to find and keep a steady job, and a new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation Hiring Our Heroes has found military spouses face unemployment rates at four times higher than the national average. It was 16 percent in 2017.

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) hopes to attach a measure to the National Defense Authorization Act this year that would allow federal agencies to expedite the hiring process and allow the Department of Defense to provide more education, training and childcare.

    Spouses have to deal with frequent moves, job certifications that don't transfer across states, bases far from cities and the difficulties of finding child care.

    "[It’s] difficult, you have to change careers sometimes. You can't work because there's nothing flexible enough or affordable for the childcare so it is frustrating,” she said.

    Hall now runs her own health food business called "Healthy Momma" where she helps other military spouses who were in her shoes.




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    Every culture has a number considered unlucky because of superstitions. In the United States it's 13. In South Korea, it's four.

    The reason behind the fear of the number four, known as tetraphobia, lies in the way it sounds. The Korean word for "four" sounds much like their word for "death."

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    Tetraphobia is fairly common across many Asian cultures and far surpasses Western propensity to triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13. The superstition permeates through many aspects of society in these cultures. Many elevators in South Korea, for instance, skip the number four or use the letter "F" in place of the number four to represent the fourth floor.

    Americans competing in Pyeongchang are learning that you don't need to believe in the "curse of four" to be doomed by the single-digit menace. And given these Team USA athletes' results at the 2018 Winter Games, they may leave South Korea with their own fear of four.

    Mikaela Shiffrin — Alpine Skiing, Slalom
    In her signature event, defending Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin finished fourth just a day after winning gold in the giant slalom. She was also wearing the No. 4 bib.

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    Ben Ferguson — Snowboarding, Halfpipe
    Ben Ferguson finished on the podium in three of the four Olympic-qualifying contests, and he was the first U.S. men’s halfpipe rider to qualify for the 2018 games. But after posting a big score in the halfpipe qualifying and easily advancing to the finals, Ferguson, wearing bid No. 4, finished just off the podium in fourth place.

    Lindsey Jacobellis — Snowboarding, Snowboard Cross
    Lindsey Jacobellis, the most decorated women’s snowboard cross athlete ever, recorded a fourth-place finish at her fourth Olympics, also donning the No. 4 bib.

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    Maddie Mastro — Snowboarding, Halfpipe
    Wearing bib No. 4, the young American snowboarder had a disappointing end to her Olympic debut, crashing out three times in the women’s halfpipe finals to finish 12th out of 12 women in the finals.

    Ryan Cochran-Siegle — Alpine Skiing, Men's Combined
    In his Olympic debut, Ryan Cochran-Siegle clipped a gate during the combined downhill and wiped out. The 25-year-old was also wearing bib No. 4.

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    The Americans aren't the only ones impacted by the "curse of four." These Athletes from other Western countries who donned the No. 4 bib during their competition may also have been jinxed.

    Austrian Stephanie Brunner — Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom
    Stephanie Brunner crashed in her first run of the giant slalom and failed to finish.

    Australian Britteny Cox — Freestyle Skiing, Women's Moguls
    The defending world champion in women’s moguls finished 5th.

    Dutch Ireen Wuest — Speedskating, Women's 100m
    The most decorated speed skater in Olympic history skated in the fourth pair and finished 9th in the women’s 1000m. A day earlier, Wust won gold in the women's 1500m. She skated in starting pair No. 11 in that event.  

    Kazakhstani Denis Ten — Figure Skating, Men's Short Program
    A bronze medalist in Sochi, Ten skated fourth in Friday’s men’s figure skating short program and finished 27th, failing to advance to the free skate event.

    Sweden's Hanna Falk- Cross-Country, Women's Sprint Classic
    After finishing first in her heat at the quarterfinals and third in the semifinals, Falk came in fourth in the finals of the women's sprint classic. 

    As for Shiffrin’s gold in giant slalom on Thursday, she was wearing bib No.7, a lucky number in South Korea.


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    A motorcyclist who died Friday from injuries suffered in a collision with a big rig and other vehicles on Interstate 15 near MCAS Miramar has been identified by family as a San Diego Marine. 

    Logan Parkhurst, 21, was traveling southbound on I-15 at about 6:30 a.m. Friday when he attempted to exit out of carpool lanes and cross all lanes of traffic to get off on the Miramar Way exit, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt. While trying to switch lanes, he struck the end of another vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. 

    Parkhurst landed on the freeway. He was then struck by another vehicle and a big rig, Bettencourt said. 

    He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries less than 30 minutes after the crash, CHP said. 

    On Saturday, Parkhurst's wife, Victoria, told NBC 7 what a loving man Logan Parkhurst was. 

    "What a wonderful man he was and he is truly gone too soon," Victoria Parkhurst said. "I have never met a more loving and caring person and he will never leave our hearts. He was a dedicated Marine and he loved his family deeply."

    The crash snarled traffic during commuting hours Friday as two lanes were closed for an investigation into what happened. 



    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Victoria Parkhurst

    Logan Parkhurst with his wife Victoria.Logan Parkhurst with his wife Victoria.

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    Six people were hurt, four with life-threatening injuries, in a crash involving multiple cars in Scripps Ranch Sunday. 

    The crash occurred near the intersection of Pomerado and Willow Creek roads, outside Thurgood Marshall Middle School, at about 1:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). 

    At least four people suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, SDPD Sgt. Carl Pira said. A total of six people were transported to area hospitals. 

    The crash left a 90-year-old woman trapped inside her vehicle and firefighters had to pull her from the car, SDPD said. 

    Officers remained on scene just before 3:00 p.m. investigating the crash. The roadway leading into Alliant University campus and Thurgood Marshall Middle School was expected to be closed for three to four hours. 

    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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    Here are our "7 to Watch" in Pyeongchang for Sunday: 

    1. Top Three U.S. Ice Dance Teams to Compete

    The United States, with three of the world’s best ice dance teams, is positioned for a figure skating medal in Monday’s competition (Sunday night in the United States). The best-known pair, brother-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani, finished second in an earlier team event, helping the U.S. to earn bronze.

    Other contenders: Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who finished eighth in the Sochi Games and then won their first national title together in 2015; and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who are making their Olympic debut as this year’s national champions.

    The Americans will face other top pairs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, of Canada, and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, of France. The short dance will be followed by the free dance Tuesday (Monday night in the United States).

    Watch live on NBC 7 at 5 p.m. pT Sunday or on digital platforms at this link.


    2. Defending Champ Bowman's Quest for Gold in Women’s Halfpipe

    Team USA’s Maddie Bowman begins her quest to repeat her Sochi golden run in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe with qualifying runs on Monday (Sunday night in the U.S.). She will lead a large contingent of U.S. athletes who hope to advance to the third and final run the next day.

    Bowman’s teammates include top contenders Devin Logan, who won silver in Sochi for slopestyle, and Brita Sigourney, who finished sixth in the halfpipe in Sochi. Sigourney is the first women to land a 1080 in a competition halfpipe run, which she did during the 2012 X Games in Aspen.

    But Team USA will have tough competition from Canada’s Cassie Sharpe, a standout for her bold tricks, and France’s Marie Martinod, who took silver in Sochi.

    Watch as part of NBC 7’s primetime coverage beginning at 5 p.m. PT Sunday or on digital platforms at this link.

    3. U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Faces Finland in Semifinals

    The U.S. women’s hockey team heads into the semifinals after shutting out Russia, 5-0, and setting an Olympic record while doing it. Forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored back-to-back goals six seconds apart, the fastest mark ever.

    The U.S. women beat Finland 3-1 in their opening game of the Winter Olympics, with goals by Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Kendall Coyne and Danielle Cameranesi. They will play Finland again on Monday in Pyeongchang (Sunday night in the United States).

    Archrival Canada, which beat the U.S. 2-1 in the preliminary round, also plays Monday, taking on the Russians.

    At the 2014 Sochi Games, Canada rallied from 0-2 to win its fourth straight gold.

    Watch live on NBCSN at 8:10 p.m. PT Sunday or on digital platforms at this link.

    4. U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team Faces Down Hard Times

    The U.S. men’s two-man bobsled teams will compete on Monday after getting through very tough times. Three-time Olympian Steven Holcomb died last year.

    Pilot Justin Olsen, a 2010 gold medalist, is vying for a top spot despite having had emergency surgery for acute appendicitis on Feb. 5. He was soon tweeting a video of himself doing pushups. Two-time Olympian Nick Cunningham and Codie Bascue are also in the mix.

    Germany has two top pilots in the race, Francesco Friedrich and Johannes Lochner, who was inspired by his Olympic silver medal-winning uncle, Rudi Lochner. Three-time Olympian Justin Kripps could contend for Canada’s first gold medal in the two-man since 1998. And South Korea, which has never won an Olympic medal in a sliding sport, has its hopes on Won Yun-jong.

    Watch as part of NBC’s prime time coverage beginning at 5 p.m. PT Monday or live at 3:15 a.m. PT Monday on digital platforms at this link. 

    5. 1st-Time Olympians Chase Down Austria’s Gasser in Women’s Big Air

    Newcomers to Team USA will take on Olympic veterans in the women’s big air qualification round Monday (Sunday night in the U.S.). Julia Marino, 20, and Hailey Langland, 17, made their Pyeongchang debut during the women’s slopestyle, finishing 11th and sixth respectively.

    They’ll be strong medal contenders in the big air, but they’ll have to catch Austrian Anna Gasser, who’s known for pulling off tricky technical moves. Marino and Langland will be joined by teammate Jamie Anderson, who won gold in slopestyle in Pyeongchang.

    The women’s qualifying round is the debut of big air in the Olympics. It’s as much a spectacle as it is a sport — competitors perform complex moves down a hill after launching off large jumps, aiming for height, distance, style and a clean landing. The scores are out of 100 and the top scorers will go for gold Friday (Thursday night in the U.S.).

    Watch as part of NBC 7’s primetime plus coverage beginning at 9:30 p.m. PT Sunday or on digital platforms at this link.

    6. The Great Hope of Poland' Delivers Country's First Medal

    Kamil Stoch, who the Polish prime minister called "the great hope of Poland" delivered the country's first medal in the PyeongChang Olympics, winning the large hill gold medal.

    The Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre looked like a scene from the movie "Rudy" Saturday.

    Poland’s Kamil Stoch had just won the gold medal and was being paraded around on his teammates’ shoulders after his moment of glory.

    The favorite heading into the individual large hill event, Stoch delivered, edging out Germany’s Andreas Wellinger on the final jump to defend his crown Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat in the event since 1988.

    Watch the reaction to his win at this link.


    7. Must Watch Olympics: Thrilling Photo Finish

    France’s Martin Fourcade overcame two missed targets and a tumble after his first penalty loop to beat German’s Simon Schempp in a dramatic photo finish to win the men’s 15km mass start Sunday at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in Pyeongchang.

    The Frenchman captured his first gold medal in the mass start after grabbing silver in each of the past two Winter Olympics.

    Most Americans haven’t heard of him, but Fourcade is one of the most decorated athletes in French history. His win in Sunday’s mass start makes him France’s first four-time Olympic gold medalist.

    Fourcade won the 12.5km pursuit event earlier this week. He also won two gold medals at the Sochi games in 2014.

    See the final seconds of the battle at this link.



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    Figure skating team event bronze medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani.Figure skating team event bronze medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani.

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    Fire crews around San Diego County are getting ready for the annual Firefighter Demolition Derby to benefit the Burn Institute, and one first-timer is using the event to highlight his station's neighborhood.

    The competition is still a few months away, but one firefighter from San Diego’s Station 7, is already hard at work on his car.

    The 28th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby on June 2 will be San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) firefighter Joe Pellegrini’s first time participating in the derby, but his job gives him the special ability to adapt to any challenge.

    "We do crazy things every day, situations we’ve never been in before. You always have to adapt and overcome," Pellegrini said.

    His derby car is an old Lincoln Town Car. While the event benefits charity, this year, it also gives Fire Station 7 an opportunity to highlight the arts and culture of their neighborhood: Barrio Logan.

    "The theme of the car I’m doing is ‘Sprit of the Barrio,'" Pellegrini said.

    He is hoping that making a car with a paint job that represents Barrio Logan, will give people a glimpse of what the neighborhood has to offer.

    "It’s an art-protected district. There’s just gonna be more growth in this community so it’s cool for people who have never been down here to come down here and see what there is to experience down here," said Pellegrini.

    Pellegrini used to go to demolition derbies as a child. Now he gets to combine his passion for helping people and for cars.

    The Firefighter Demolition Derby is on June 2, during the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. If you want to help sponsor Joseph Pellegrini’s car, you can email him at ffpellegrini@gmail.com or stop by Station 7 on 944 Cesar E. Chavez Parkway.


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    A firefighters union in a Sacramento, California suburb was under fire Sunday after placing an assault rifle up for auction at a fundraising event Saturday night.

    Some attendees walked out of the Cameron Park Firefighters Association crab feed when they saw an AR-15, similar to the one used in a mass shooting at a Florida high school just days ago, sitting on the auction table.

    "These are our first responders responding to these types of events, these shootings, and they should be concerned with putting one of those types of weapons out in our community," attendee Allison Merrill said. "And instead, it was being given out as a prize."

    Another woman who walked out in protest, Nancy Lugo, said the timing of it couldn't have been worse.

    The Cameron Park Fire Department is under contract with Cal Fire.

    "This was a fundraising effort that has taken place since 2002," Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean said. "I understand the concerns, by all means. No harm was intended."

    The union refunded the woman's money for the crab feed.

    "The money wasn't really an issue," Merrill said. "I just wanted him to know we were leaving in protest, that it was totally tone deaf of them to have that, especially given the timing."

    Firefighters said the auction was planned before the rampage in Florida, and the winning bidder will still have to pass a background check before taking ownership of the weapon.

    Cameron Park is located about 32 miles east of Sacramento in El Dorado County.



    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Allison Merrill

    A firefighters union in a Sacramento suburb was auctioning off an AR-15 at a fundraiser Saturday night. (Feb. 18, 2018)A firefighters union in a Sacramento suburb was auctioning off an AR-15 at a fundraiser Saturday night. (Feb. 18, 2018)

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    An embarrassing wardrobe malfunction for French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis, a ticket sale milestone, and figure skater Adam Rippon's change of heart. Here are the Pyeongchang Games by the numbers:

    81.93 French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron were awarded a score of 81.93 points for their short program despite a wardrobe malfunction that left Papadakis’ breast exposed on live television. After the neck clasp of her dress unfastened, she struggled to keep her top from falling down. Despite the distraction, the pair took second place behind Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who broke their own world record with 83.67 points. The pairs skate again for the second part of the competition on Tuesday (Monday night in the United States). Twitter took note of what Papadakis called her “worst nightmare happening at the Olympics”  with the hashtag #nipslip. The song they skated to? Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”

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    0 The number of appearances Olympics breakout star Adam Rippon will make as an NBC correspondent for the duration of the Pyeonhchang Games. After agreeing to join the network, Rippon changed his mind telling NBCSN that while he was flattered by the offer “if I took this opportunity, I would have to leave the Olympic team and I would have to leave the (Olympic) Village.” The figure skater said his friends on the Olympic team had been there for him during his events and he wanted to return the favor.

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    10-4 The U.S. women’s curling team’s semifinal hopes are very much alive after a 10-4 win over China. The victory leaves the American team with a 4-3 record in round robin play.The United States returns to action against South Korea on Tuesday at 12:05 a.m. ET and concludes round-robin play against first-place Sweden on Wednesday.

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    3:16.86 Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz pulled dead even with Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis to share the gold medal with a time of 3 minutes, 16.86 seconds in the two-man bobsled race. Americans Justin Olsen and Olympic rookie Evan Weinstock were the top U.S. sled, finishing 14th.

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    1 Million More than 1 million tickets have been sold to the Pyeongchang Games. Local organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you said the 1 million mark exceeded expectations — 692,443 people attended games venues from Feb. 9 to Feb. 17, and there's still about a week remaining. Sung said, "Our target was 1,068,000, so we don't have many tickets remaining.

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    90 American Jamie Anderson’s score on her second run in the women’s snowboard big air qualifying after scoring a disappointing 30 on her first run because of a fall. Anderson’s score of 90 on her second attempt was enough to propel her through the qualifying round.

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    5-0 The U.S women’s hockey team  shut out Finland in the semifinals to earn a shot at the Olympic gold medal that has eluded the United States for two decades. They will play Canada, which defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 to clinch a spot in the gold medal game. The U.S. women won the first gold medal in women’s ice hockey when the sport made its debut at the 1998 Nagano Games. 

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    10 The women's hockey tournament will increase from eight to 10 teams for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel confirmed the change at a news conference Monday. Fasel said the Beijing organizing committee requested the addition of two teams, a move that will help allow China to have a team in the tournament. Federation council chairwoman Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer said the quality of women's hockey around the world was good enough for the step. Signs of progress? Japan beating Sweden on Sunday and no team scoring more than eight goals in a game, she said.

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    Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 19, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The pair placed second for the night despite Papadakis' ward robe malfunction that almost undid their program.Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 19, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The pair placed second for the night despite Papadakis' ward robe malfunction that almost undid their program.

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    NBC 7's Melissa Adan reports on a proposal to turn empty retail space into potential housing.


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    After a wheel caught fire on a charter bus in Kearny Mesa early Monday, the California Highway Patrol officers who responded helped get the passengers off the highway and away from oncoming traffic.


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    The family that took in suspected Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass murderer Nikolas Cruz is sounding off about the tragedy – as details begin to emerge about his background and what officials may have known.

    In an interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Kimberly and James Snead, who opened their home to the 19-year-old after his mother died, were quoted as saying “we had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know...we didn’t see this side of him.”

    “What James and Kimberly told me was they have taken in stray animals they have taken in people that they thought had hit hard times and Nick, as they called him, was one of those people,” said reporter Paula McMahon. “They thought they were doing a good deed they wanted to get him back on track.”

    The article published Saturday talked about how the defendant was friendly with the Snead’s son, who asked them to house the suspect that was depressed, they say, after he lost his mother to pneumonia.

    James Snead said “everything everybody seems to know, we didn’t know… It’s as simple as that” on reports Cruz was a loner, exhibited odd behavior and had violent tendencies.

    “They just struck me as if they were still in shock,” McMahon said. “They said that they just haven’t really processed it yet, that they have very, very mixed emotions. They’re having a hard time coming to terms with the person they thought they knew and the person who did this tragic terrible act.”

    A report from the Department of Children and Families says Nikolas Cruz’s adoptive mother said he suffers from Autism and ADD. The document also noted an investigation on him closed on Nov. 12, 2016.

    The report said Cruz was on Snapchat cutting both of his arms. One counselor noted she was “concerned” about Cruz wanting to purchase a gun and “feeling depressed.”

    A second counselor observed how his mother, who died in November, has always been an “attentive mom and followed through with care needs” while noting a counselor’s concern to ensure that a psychiatric assessment of the defendant was not premature.



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    Here are our "7 to Watch" in Pyeongchang for Monday: 

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    1. U.S. Men’s Hockey Takes on Slovakia

    If the U.S. men’s hockey team is going to pull off a miracle, their magic run must start on Tuesday. The Americans face Slovakia in the first round of the elimination tournament.

    The Americans beat Slovakia 2-1 in group play last week. It was America’s only win in group play. The winner will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. The Czech Republic moved straight to the quarterfinals by winning its group.

    In its win over Slovakia last week, the U.S. took advantage of a strong power play. Ryan Donato scored twice on the power play, including a third-period goal that broke a 1-1 tie and gave American the victory.

    Donato, who plays college hockey for Harvard, is part of a ragtag team of Americans hoping to compete for a medal. With NHL players sitting out these Olympics, the U.S. team is made up of mostly college kids and castoffs who couldn’t make the NHL.

    For the Donato family, though, that’s familiar territory: His father Ted scored four goals for the 1992 United States hockey team that finished fourth in Albertville while he was a student at Harvard. That was one of the last Olympic teams that didn’t include NHL players — until now.

    Other match-ups in the elimination round: Slovenia versus Norway, Finland versus South Korea and Switzerland versus Germany.

    Watch live at 7 p.m. PT Monday on NBCSN or on digital platforms at this link.

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    2. U.S.’s Maddie Bowman Defends Halfpipe Gold

    Defending U.S. Olympic champion Maddie Bowman is looking to repeat her Sochi result in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe. She heads a strong contingent of American contenders, which includes Brita Sigourney, the first women to land a 1080 in a competition halfpipe, and Annalisa Drew, who finished fourth in qualifying. Sigourney finished third in qualifying, Drew finished fourth and Bowman finished sixth.

    American Devin Logan, a silver medal winner in Sochi for slopestyle, finished 15th in the qualifying run and failed to advance to the final.

    Tough competition is expected from Canada’s Cassie Sharpe, known for her bold tricks, and France’s Marie Martinod, a silver medal winner in Sochi.

    Watch live on NBC 7’s primetime coverage beginning at 5 p.m. PT Monday or on digital platforms at this link.

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    3. Short Track Skaters Face New Record in 3,000 Relay

    South Korea traditionally dominates in the 3,000-meter short track women’s relay, having won five of the seven Olympic gold medals that have been awarded. And this year, it has the deepest team, which includes two-time world champion Choi Min-jeong and three-time Olympic medalist Shim Suk-hee. It holds the world record of 4:04.222 set in Salt Lake City in November 2016.

    But China has a strong team, and its skaters set an Olympic record of 4:05.315 in last week’s qualifying round. Its team includes Fan Kexin, who won a silver in the 1,000-meter race in Sochi and who helped her relay teammates take medals in six straight world championships.

    Italy and Canada are also competing in the finals. 

    Watch live starting at 2 a.m. PT Tuesday on digital platforms at this link.  

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    4. Team USA Fights for Medal Round Spot vs. South Korea in Women's Curling

    If the United States is going to have a shot at a medal in curling, its women’s team needs to finish strong. With two games left against two of the top teams, they’re fighting for the last spot in the medal round.

    That fight begins against South Korea on Tuesday.

    The top four teams in round-robin standings advance to the medal round. Entering the final stretch of round-robin play, the U.S. is tied for fourth place.

    The Americans are on a run. They’ve won three of their last four matches to improve to a 4-3 record, including wins over Denmark and China on Monday.

    Wins in their final two matches would guarantee life after round robin play. Even winning one of two could allow them to sneak forward. But they’re facing two of the top teams - South Korea is in first place at 5-1, and Sweden is tied for second at 5-2.

    Watch live beginning at 9:05 p.m. PT Monday on digital platforms at this link.  

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    5. Hubbell and Donohue, Shib Sibs Hope to Topple Canadian Ice Dance Favorites

    Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hope to regain their 2010 Olympic ice dance title when they skate in the free dance on Tuesday (Monday night in the United States), the second part of the ice dance competition.

    Virtue and Moir, who helped Canada win a gold medal in Pyeongchang in the team event, were in first place after the short program, with 83.67. Their main rivals, France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, were in second — despite Papadakis suffering a wardrobe malfunction during their routine, and struggling to keep her top from falling down throughout the routine.

    The United States is represented by three top teams. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue were in third place after the short program, just .02 points head of brother-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani (aka the Shib Sibs). Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who finished eighth in the Sochi Games and then won their first national title together in 2015, were in seventh place. 

    Watch live on NBC 7’s primetime coverage beginning at 5 p.m. PT Monday or on digital platforms at this link. 

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    6. Mikaela Shiffrin Pulls Out of Women's Downhill

    Mikaela Shiffrin will not race in the women's downhill event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the United States Ski Team confirmed Monday morning. It's the second consecutive event that Shiffrin has opted not to enter.

    Her schedule for the rest of the Games is still unconfirmed, but she plans to enter the super combined (moved up to Thursday). She had previously indicated that she is unlikely to enter the team event (set for Friday), but that remains a possibility.

    According to the U.S. Ski Team, with the super combined moved up a day, Shiffrin will skip Wednesday's downhill event in order to focus on the combined.

    Shiffrin, 22, succeeded in taking gold in her first event, giant slalom, on Feb. 14, but was unable to defend her 2014 Sochi gold in the slalom the next day. After an evening medal ceremony and plenty of media interviews, she finished off the podium in fourth in what is considered her favorite event.

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    7. Lindsey Vonn Not Opposed to Playing Mind Games

    Lindsey Vonn slowed herself down so she wouldn’t clock the fastest time in downhill training, later admitting that she likes to play mind games in training.

    Vonn clocked the fastest time in Saturday’s downhill training run. But she went out of her way not to let that happen again in Sunday’s training run.

    As Vonn approached the finish, she stood up out of her crouch and extended her arms, purposely slowing herself down.

    “I actually didn’t want to win the training run today,” Vonn said on NBC. “I like letting other people think that they are faster.”

    See the clip at this link. 

    Another training run is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. PT. The race is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT.

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    An airport weather warning was in effect for San Diego International Airport Monday as forecasters expected sustained winds of 25 knots or greater and wind gusts of 30 knots or greater. 

    The warning was in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

    There was also a frost advisory issued from 10 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday, covering much of the East County where temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

    The coldest temperatures are expected to occur in the inland valleys near the foothills of the mountains.

    A winter weather advisory was in effect in the mountains until 10 p.m. Monday where people could see up to two inches of snow.

    Temperatures Monday will be in the mid-50s inland, in the deserts and along the coast and in the upper 20s to lower 30s in the mountains.

    "A few scattered showers could pop up, mostly this afternoon and evening," said NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said. "The big story is the wind & cold temperatures."

    Check the latest weather updates here.  


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    A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot multiple times while trying to save his classmates during last week's mass shooting was visited in the hospital by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

    Israel said he was "honored" to visit with 15-year-old Anthony Borges Sunday, just days after the shooting at the Parkland school that claimed 17 lives.

    "His family shared that Anthony was shot five times in Wednesday's school attack," BSO tweeted, along with a picture of Israel and Borges. "Fortunately, he is recovering -- but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act."

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    Borges is being hailed a hero for his efforts to save other students during the shooting. A GoFundMe page set up for his family said Borges saved about 20 other students as he attempted to close and lock a classroom door.

    He ended up shot in both legs, had his upper left thigh bone shattered, and had a bullet go through his back.

    "He has a long road of recovery ahead of him but he is alive and stable," the post says.

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    The GoFundMe has already raised more than $110,000 of its original goal of $5,000 in just three days.

    Officials with Broward Health said that four patients remained hospitalized as of Sunday night, with all in fair condition.



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    A citizens' review board ruled San Diego County sheriff's deputies' actions in the fatal shooting of an unarmed known gang member were justified. 

    Sergio Weick, 33, was shot and killed after a confrontation with deputies on Aug. 11, 2016.

    The District Attorney's Office had previously ruled the shooting was justified. 

    Deputies said Weick was a known gang member and had a warrant out for his arrest when they spotted him leaving the home of another known gang member in Vista. 

    The sighting soon led to a short high-speed, wrong-way pursuit through Vista until Weick's car crashed - and deputies pursued him on foot through a condo complex, deputies said. 

    The foot chase ended when deputies Peter Myers and Christopher Villanueva caught up to Weick standing near some bushes.

    Deputies shot Weick on the left side of his body when they say he reached for his waist and “appeared to reach for a weapon." The deputy yelled several times for Weick to put his hands up, officials said. 

    Fearing the suspect was holding a gun, one deputy shot Weick. A second deputy then saw Weick reach for a what appeared to be a gun on his left hip. "Fearing he was about to be shot, that deputy also shot Mr. Weick," then-District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said as she announced the results of her office's investigation into the shooting. 

    An autopsy report shows Weick was shot 18 times and suffered 27 separate wounds as a result. 

    Investigators say Weick had shotgun shells and knives on him. They later found a sawed-off shotgun, knives and drug paraphernalia in his car.

    No video of the incident exists because Sheriff's deputies were not equipped with body-worn cameras.

    In their ruling released Monday, the Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board said, "Absent conflicting witness statements or videos of the shooting event, there was no evidence to support an allegation of procedural violation, misconduct, or negligence on the part of Sheriff's Department sworn personnel."



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    The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is celebrating its 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival this March.

    Cherry Blossom Festivals are annual celebrations of U.S.-Japanese relations with cultural performances, appreciation of cherry blossom flowers, food, and other family-friendly activities.

    The festival at the garden in the heart of Balboa Park begins on March 9 and ends on March 11, each day lasting from 10 a. m to 6 p.m.

    Visitors can expect dozens of food and merchant vendors, as well as a handful of performers throughout each day.

    Last year, the Garden welcomed over 12,000 people and is expecting even more this year, according to their website.

    The Garden is a symbol of friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. Their mission is to engage with the diverse backgrounds surrounding Japanese culture and community.

    The history of San Diego’s garden comes from a series of hardships and generosity tracking back to 1951.

    Today, the Garden is a part of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership to serve as an educational and inspirational landmark. 



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    Springtime in the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park.Springtime in the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park.

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    A driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Sorrento Valley was killed Saturday after crashing head-on into another driver, officials said.

    The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the wrong-way driver was in a red Honda traveling south on northbound I-5, just north of Carmel Mountain Road, at around 3:50 a.m. A driver in a white Toyota pickup truck approached the area and the Honda slammed into the truck.

    CHP officials said the driver in the Honda suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.

    He was identified Monday as Jeremiah Nelson Gundry, 22, of San Diego, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

    The driver of the truck suffered major injuries and was rushed to Scripps La Jolla.

    Officials said a dog was also hurt in the crash and taken to a veterinarian for treatment. It is unclear which driver owned the dog.

    The impact from the collision left debris scattered all over the freeway and led CHP officers to temporarily shut down traffic in the area. The pickup truck had been carrying some motorcycles in its bed and those motorcycles wound up in the roadway, along with chunks of the wrecked vehicles.

    By 7:30 a.m., traffic had started moving slowly through the area.

    The deadly crash is under investigation and CHP officers are trying to determine if alcohol or drugs played a factor.



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    A 67-year-old man died Monday after he fell down a cliff while trying to rescue his dog in San Mateo County, officials said.

    Emergency crews recovered the man's body at Thornton State Beach in Daly City.

    At about 11:30 a.m., a California Highway Patrol air unit was called to assist the North County Fire Protection District for a cliff rescue. CHP Officer Shaun Bouyea said a male fell approximately 200 feet down a cliff next to the beach.

    No other information was immediately available.




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    Police say a senior citizen is to blame for vandalizing dozens of cars in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood.

    The San Diego Police Department arrested Emilia Bello, 75, late Sunday, after one of her neighbors allegedly watched the elderly woman key her car.

    For months, cars parked along Legacy Road in Scripps Ranch have been getting keyed on the passenger side. The scratches range in size and severity, but cumulatively the damage is in the tens of thousands of dollars, officers said. 

    “We saw that there’s a scratch on the car, it’s like, ‘what’s going on?’ “ said Josie Ausdria, a neighbor.

    Ausdria said six cars that belong to members of her family were vandalized, starting in mid-January.

    But she said the biggest shock was that a woman of Bello's age could potentially be the culprit. 

    “I thought it was just teenagers who were bored,” Ausdria said, “I never thought of her.”

    Bello was arrested late Sunday and booked into jail on felony vandalism charges.

    Neighbors added they frequently see Bello walking around the neighborhood. 


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    Alberta Ellis ran a hotel in the 1950s that served African Americans who had nowhere else to go. 

    She knew what it was like to be turned away because of the color of your skin. It happened to her own family as they drove more than 1,400 miles from Missouri to California.

    "They would usually say there was no vacancy, even though their sign would be in neon lights saying vacancy," Ellis' granddaughter, Elizabeth Calvin, remembered. 

    Ellis reported the hotels' actions but that did little to change anything, her granddaughter said. 

    Determined to provide a safe space for African-American travelers, Ellis put together $10,000 in cash and bought an old hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at a city auction. She opened a small business she called Alberta's Hotel.

    Calvin believes her grandmother purchased the hotel around 1954. That year, one of the first ads for the business appeared in "The Negro Motorist Green Book." 

    The book, created in 1936 by Victor H. Green, helped black travelers across the country avoid "difficulties and embarrassment" while on the road. From 1936 until 1967, the "Green Book" listed hotels, restaurants and other establishments across the country that welcomed black customers.

    The "Green Book" was more than a revolutionary way for African Americans to travel in this country; it was an economic engine for burgeoning entrepreneurs, particularly black women. 

    In Washington, D.C., black women were also running successful businesses, and many of them were advertised in the "Green Book." 

    "This is a time when there's very little ways for a black woman to move forward economically and professionally outside of domestic work," said Jennifer Reut, an architectural and landscape historian who runs a blog that maps "Green Book" sites.

    'You Couldn’t Go to a Regular Hotel'

    Ellis was already the owner of one successful business when she opened "Alberta's Hotel." 

    But she was inspired to open the hotel because African Americans driving along Route 66 didn't have many options if they stopped in her city. 

    "She built an empire, really, a tiny empire from this extremely skilled ability to look at the whole market and see what the need was," Reut said. 

    "You couldn’t go to a regular hotel, so she probably saw it as a good business opportunity, as well as hospitality," Calvin added. 


    The hotel was located along the business route for Route 66, an easy stop for travelers who were headed west. To get the word out, Ellis placed an ad in the "Green Book." 

    Calvin said her grandmother was an avid traveler and likely knew about the "Green Book" before she advertised in it.

    Soon, Alberta's Hotel was popular with travelers who passed through Springfield, including singer Nat King Cole and Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum. 

    Running a successful black-owned business in the 1950s didn't come without complications. Sometimes police officers brought prostitutes to the hotel to try and give it a bad name, Calvin said. 

    "My brother remembers when white men would come to the hotel late at night with women, and my grandfather and grandmother would send them away," Calvin said. 

    "This is not that kind of establishment. Don’t come in here looking for that," Calvin said her grandparents told them.

    A land dispute also kept Ellis in court for much of the time she owned the hotel. 

    "There was a wealthy man in town who was slated to get that hospital. But when she showed up to the auction with cash, they had to sell it to her," Calvin said. 

    After about 10 years, Ellis lost the hotel to eminent domain. 

    She didn't live much longer after losing the hotel. 

    "Once that case was settled, she got sick," Calvin said. "She passed in 1966. She was only 56 years old."

    'That Was Like the Black Downtown'

    In Annapolis, Maryland, Florence Carr Sparrow and her sister, Elizabeth Carr Smith, ran two successful beach resorts. For nearly 50 years, Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach were safe havens for African-American families looking for a summer escape. 

    Though they were already popular on their own, both beaches were listed in the "Green Book." 

    In Washington, D.C., African-American travelers flocked to the Northwest quadrant for food, fun and somewhere to stay. 

    "That was the main black area that had the most amenities. Theatres, clubs, florists. That was like the black downtown," said author and historian Patsy Fletcher. 

    In the 1930s, Jean Clore opened the Old Rose Social Club on the corner of 7th and T streets NW. A few blocks away, she opened Hotel Clore.

    Clore was young, attractive and had a knack for business, a 1938 article published in The Baltimore Afro-American said. 

    "Ordinarily it takes the average club operator several years to build up such a business ... but Miss Clore has made her local reputation only since 1936," the article said.  

    The hotel became a home for both travelers and celebrities performing at the nearby Howard Theatre. 

    Clore was active in the National Council of Negro Women and other organizations. 

    "She deserves recognition ... She was quite impressive," Fletcher said. 

    Near Logan Circle, Myrtle Williams ran the Cadillac Hotel. The hotel on the 1500 block of Vermont Avenue NW opened in 1941.

    But like Alberta's in Missouri, a cloud hung over the Cadillac Hotel and other black-owned businesses in D.C. 

    Williams ran the Cadillac Hotel as a decent, respectable business, Fletcher said, but she was repeatedly accused of supporting prostitution. Like Ellis in Missouri, Williams discovered that undercover police officers brought prostitutes into her business and then arrested her guests if they solicited one of the women.

    In 1977, Williams and a group of African-American residents in D.C.'s Logan Circle neighborhood organized to fight attempts to push them out of the area. 

    People who wanted to buy the Cadillac Hotel's building repeatedly challenged the business' operating license so they could force the hotel out and later sell the building to middle-class whites, Fletcher, the historian, said. 

    "Many urban renewal projects in the '60s targeted black neighborhoods," Reut, the architectural historian, said. "Lots and lots of 'Green Book' sites ended up disappearing because of this."


    The passage of the Civil Rights Act also hurt some black-owned businesses.

    As African Americans began going to places where they had been previously denied, some businesses were not able to bring in the revenue they needed.

    The owners of many black-owned businesses were prepared, Reut said. 

    "Everyone understood that when segregation was happening, these instruments were needed. But that when the time came -- and they were always pushing for this -- they won't need these things anymore. People understood that this was going to be the end of their business," Reut said.

    Today, many businesses that were listed in the "Green Book" are gone and replaced with parking lots and shopping centers.

    In D.C., some of the buildings that housed these businesses still stand. 

    "The ones that tend to still be around are the ones that are in thriving business districts like Washington and the U Street Corridor," Reut said. "They haven't knocked these down yet."


    The former home of Hotel Clore, located at 614 S Street NW, is now a multi-denominational church. The former home of the Cadillac Hotel, in Logan Circle, is now a luxury condominium complex. 

    While many of these businesses no longer exist, the entrepreneurial spirit of these women lives on. Decades after Ellis' hotel shut down, her granddaughter moved back to Missouri and is following in her footsteps. 

    "I bought an old horse stable and turned it into five units, and we rent out some of them as a B&B," Calvin said. "I learned from my grandmother."



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    Alberta’s sister, Marjorie, stands in front of Alberta's Snack Shack, her first business, in the early 1950s.Alberta’s sister, Marjorie, stands in front of Alberta's Snack Shack, her first business, in the early 1950s.

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    NBC 7's Gabby Rodriguez talks to a local expert on how you can protect your backyard fruits from the bitter cold moving into San Diego this week.


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    An investigative team conducting DNA analysis on recently-discovered human remains believes they could belong to a legendary pirate captain.

    The bones were found aboard the historic Whydah Gally, a pirate ship that wrecked in 1717 off the coast of Cape Cod.

    Monday, the remains were presented publicly for the first time, and investigators discussed the new effort to determine whether they belong to Captain Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, listed by Forbes Magazine as the most successful pirate in history.

    The team removed a femur from the large concretion and presented it to a forensics team from the Henry Lee College at the University of New Haven.

    The Whydah Gally is loaded with the treasures from 54 seized ships, sank during a nor'easter off Wellfleet, Massachusetts, in April 1717, killing Bellamy and members of his crew. The wreck was discovered in 1984 by famed explorer Barry Clifford and his diving crew, which included John F. Kennedy Jr.

    Clifford has recovered millions of dollars worth of gold and silver. There is estimated $120 million in buried treasure, along with 60 cannons and thousands of rare artifacts from the site.

    Bellamy was an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. Though his known career as a pirate captain lasted little more than a year, he and his crew captured at least 53 ships under his command – making him the wealthiest pirate in recorded history before his death at age 28.

    Called "Black Sam" in Cape Cod folklore because he eschewed the fashionable powdered wig in favor of tying back his long black hair with a simple band, Bellamy became known for his mercy and generosity toward those he captured on his raids. This reputation earned him another nickname, the "Prince of Pirates." He likened himself to Robin Hood, with his crew calling themselves "Robin Hood's Men."

    Forensic scientists will test the bone's DNA against that of the DNA of a distant relative of Bellamy's who lives in England. They will know the results in about a month.

    They believe there are hundreds more treasures in the concretion. They estimate it will take about a year to extract them all.



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    Teenagers from coast to coast are calling on Congress to take action on the issue of gun control.

    Monday outside the White House, dozens of students spread their bodies across the pavement in a silent, but powerful, demonstration to symbolize the dead and call for tougher gun regulations. 

    In Plantation, Florida, more than 200 students gathered outside American Heritage School in a show of solidarity with the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where last week a deadly shooting claimed the lives of 17 people.

    And in Downtown Los Angeles, a huge crowd gathered to say, “enough is enough.”

    Several marches and rallies aimed at making a difference will be held in San Diego in the coming weeks.

    On March 14, students, teachers, administrators and parents are invited to gather at the San Diego Unified Board of Education office on Normal Street to take part in a national walkout. And on March 24, the “March For Our Lives” will be held in cities across the nation, including here in San Diego.

    It’s a message Abby Kim, a seventh-grader at Reformation Lutheran School in Clairemont, said needs to be heard.

    “They can stop this,” Kim said.

    Kim said she is concerned about all of the recent school shootings, and said each one of us can take action to make a change.

    "If your friend is someone who has problems and they're just having really dark thoughts, I think there is something you can do. You can just ask - how is everything, and you can make some sort of difference,” Kim said.


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    The White House has shown support Monday towards efforts to improve background checks for gun purchases since the gun debate was sparked after the deadly Florida high school shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead, NBC News reported.  

    In a statement press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump was open to bipartisan legislation on background checks. 

    "The President spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bipartisan bill he and Sen. Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation. While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system," Sanders said in a statement.

    A senior administration official told NBC News over the weekend that while Trump supports the concept of improving the background check system, the language may end up needing to be tweaked.



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    The two Democratic front-runners in California's Gubernatorial race visited San Diego Monday.

    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to constituents as a guest of State Senator Toni Adkins.

    Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, spoke alongside San Diego City Council member David Alvarez, and tried to draw a distinction among potential supporters.

    "I think the biggest point of separation is that I'm focused on creating more middle-class jobs. Jobs that give people a life of dignity and respect," Villaraigosa said.

    Both he and Newsom focused on the issue of affordability. Though they had different themes in their talks.

    Villaraigosa tied the issue to growing middle-class job opportunities across the state. Newsom linked it to affordable housing, a topic of note here in San Diego.

    "Affordability, I think, is going to be the single most determining factor of where people go in this election," Newsom said.

    Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Assemblymember Todd Gloria announced a bill to cut red tape for low and middle-class housing units being built near Public Transit.

    This race is virtually a tie right now. The latest poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Newsom with 23 percent of support. Villaraigosa has 21 percent and a quarter of those surveyed are still undecided.

    Newsom has the experience of being lieutenant governor, however, Viallaraigosa believes his link to Southern California will be an advantage.

    "I'm winning here in Southern California," he said. "People like to say that Southern California is the largest part of the state but doesn't vote. That's just not true."

    Both candidates will look to gather some momentum to take heading into the California Democratic Convention. That happens this weekend, here in San Diego.


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    Strong wind in the mountains Monday knocked down a nearly 100-year-old tree in Ramona causing a minor power outage and a road closure, authorities said.

    The tree fell a little before 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and B streets and hit a telephone pole, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Both the tree and the telephone pole were partially in lanes, the CHP said.

    Sixth Street was closed between B and Main streets, possibly for the rest of the night, according to the San Diego County Department of Public Works.

    The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a wind advisory Monday for much of San Diego County, including the valley and foothills areas where gusts reached 50 mph.

    No injuries were reported, the CHP said. The tree also caused a minor outage and a San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) crew was on the scene, according to the CHP. According to SDG&E's outage map, one customer was without power at the time of the incident. SDG&E has not responded to NBC 7's calls for more information.

    The homeowners, who were home when the tree fell, told NBC 7 the tree was almost 100 years old. They plan on using the wood for their fireplace tonight because of the cold temperature. The high in Ramona today was 56 degrees, according to the NWS.

    A winter weather advisory went into effect in the mountain areas at 6 p.m. Sunday and is expected to end at 10 p.m. Monday.



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    High winds knocked over a nearly 100-year-old tree in Ramon on Feb. 19, 2018.High winds knocked over a nearly 100-year-old tree in Ramon on Feb. 19, 2018.