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    From the Great Flood of 1862 to this winter's soaking rains in Northern California, take a look back at some of the state's major floods.

    Photo Credit: California Department of Water Resources

    The Oroville Dam embankment was still under construction as flood waters from the Feather River tributaries were discharged in December 1964.The Oroville Dam embankment was still under construction as flood waters from the Feather River tributaries were discharged in December 1964.

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    The two people who were killed while driving on Interstate 15 during Friday night’s rain storm have been identified by the medical examiner, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Mabel Bahena, 19, was in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Jetta Friday night when the driver lost control and slammed into a truck parked on the shoulder of northbound I-15 just south of University Avenue.

    She was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 6 p.m. The driver was taken to the hospital. The owner of the truck suffered minor injuries. Bahena was a student at UC San Diego. 

    Rogelio Colchero, 68, was killed on southbound I-15 when another car lost control crashing into the car he was in. His car was then struck a second time by a minivan.

    Colchero, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. just south of Mira Mesa Blvd. The extent of the other victims’ injuries is unclear.


    A memorial for Mabel Bahena who was killed Friday night on I-15.A memorial for Mabel Bahena who was killed Friday night on I-15.

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    A domestic violence incident in San Ysidro has prompted officials to evacuate nearby apartments. 

    The incident happened at approximately 8:16 a.m. Sunday at an apartment near Camino De La Plaza and Willow in San Ysidro, according to San Diego Police (SDPD). 

    Police did not have details on exactly what happened. 

    The suspect may or may not be holed up inside the apartment. 

    Police evacuated adjacent apartments as they worked. 

    No other information was available.

    Check back for updates on this breaking news.



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    One victim was found trapped after their car crashed and wrapped around a tree in Rancho Santa Fe. 

    The crash happened at approximately 11:22 a.m. Sunday at El Montevideo and Via De Fortuna, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials. 

    The impact of the single-car crash left the vehicle wrapped around a tree. 

    Two of the people in the car were okay and climbed out of the car after the crash. 

    The third, a passenger, was left trapped. Officers say man is in good condition. 

    CHP officers said they believe the crash was caused by high speed and wet conditions. 

    No other information was available.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego

    One victim was found trapped after their car crashed and wrapped around a tree in Rancho Santa Fe.One victim was found trapped after their car crashed and wrapped around a tree in Rancho Santa Fe.

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    The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is facing a big budget deficit, and on Tuesday the Board will look at what to cut to make ends meet. 

    NBC 7 has learned ahead of Tuesday's meeting that the Superintendent Cindy Marten and the Board will take salary cuts in order to help balance the District's budget. 

    Marten told NBC 7 exclusively that in addition, there will likely be layoffs to teachers and employees in non-teaching positions. Marten stressed the cuts will not impact class size limits. 

    In the week prior to the meeting, parents have been receiving emails from principals at their children's schools about those budget cuts, asking for feedback about how parents want the school to spent discretionary money the district gives to schools. 

    In her exclusive interview, Marten expanded on parent’s concerns with budget cuts going forward, and offered a better look at what to expect. Read Marten's full, transcribed interview with NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian below. 

    Question: "The first thing on the minds of most parents is what’s on the chopping block?"
    Marten: "We made our recommendations making sure our core class size limits are not going to be increasing. That’s an important message for folks to understand that where we’re going to address this budget deficit and the solutions that we’ve developed started at the top first. So what you’re seeing is that the majority of cuts will be at the central office, and central office administrators. Making sure that those with teaching credentials will remain inside the classroom, teaching students next year. And I also have to say I’m really proud of our Board of Education, when you ask what’s being cut the Board is taking action on Tuesday to reduce their own salaries, which I want to give them credit for and I’m doing the same thing. I’m asking the Board to have them reduce my salary as well. So you’re seeing cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. Core class size limits are not going to be increasing so kids will have the same kinds of experiences that are producing the same great results San Diego Unified is currently getting today, that we’re able to mitigate financial deficit in ways that we brought solutions forward that will least impact students in the classrooms."

    Question: "Will there be teacher lay-offs? If so, how many?"
    Marten: "Yes, there will be teacher lay-offs and that’s the part where parents go ‘if there are layoffs, what happens to my kid’s class size’ – no the class sizes will be OK, the layoffs will be because some teachers that were not in the classroom will be going back in the classroom which creates the domino effect; so there is going to be some bumping that takes place when that happens and this is a long, complex process so when you say (how many is it going to be?), we’re just getting the conversation started now in advance of the March 15 notices, but we’re also bringing forward this week an early retirement package so teachers will have a chance to elect early retirement with the process that’s coming forward. Once the layoff process begins, lots more moving pieces will happen. We don’t know how many retirements we have, we have some vice principals that will be returning to the classroom, resource teachers that will be returning to the classrooms. All those get put together to see the final layoff notices that will happen later in the year. But we’re just starting the process now and all the moving pieces will be put together in the next several months."

    Question: "The district gave teachers a raise in spite of the fact the district knew it was going to be in a budget deficit. The Board has said it did that to stay competitive, to be able to attract the best teachers, but really – was that responsible?"
    Marten: "We’re looking at the labor market and we’re wanting to be a district that can attract and can retain the highest quality educators in the State of California and we want to make sure we’re paying teachers exactly what we believe they deserve to live in this market. We’re addressing the long term structural deficit and being able to address that with the type of integrity and thoughtfulness that we’re doing right now to create a long term solution, so we can continue to pay all of our employees what we know they need to be paid to live in this labor market."

    Question: "What will happen to classified employees, or those who work in non-teaching positions?"
    Marten: "This is a district with 17,000 employees and as we’re finding solutions for a $124 million deficit that’s 10 percent of our overall budget, 92 percent of our budget pays for people. There are people outside of the classroom, we call them the classified staff that we’re going to be making adjustments there as well. It is across the system, and we’re making the same theory of action when we’re making decisions about where we’re going to find our solutions. How do we find solutions that least impact the overall instructional program for our students. We want to stay invested in the things that are producing our 92 percent graduation rate, our increase in test scores, our attendance rates. Frankly, teachers are part of that but so are bus drivers, cafeteria workers, health assistants, all across the system we have non-teaching staff that contribute to the outcomes that we get for kids. So when we make the decisions of non-teaching staff and our school communities are looking at how do we adjust and find solutions to address and adjust this deficit to stability once and for all, all members will be impacted to some degree but at the end of the day we’ve got solutions that work for kids, we have programs that are working for kids, and we’re going to come out of this with stability, continue with achievement even though we have employees across the system being effected."

    Question: "What will happen to the arts programs?"
    Marten: "I want parents to understand we are very proud of our arts programs, our international baccalaureate programs, our duel language programs, those programs we consider to be essential to the core mission of our district and that’s the key message that, although we’re figuring out solutions to address this deficit, we’re holding true and staying steady with the programs that have produced the results that we know. We have a five year strategic plan for our arts that we’ve used a broad based community, strategic advisory arts council that we’re going to stay on our plan. We might have to adjust the timing of things but we have not walked away from our commitment to the arts. We know that a broad and challenging curriculum with focuses on world languages and our focus on the arts and having a robust approach that we call unlocking the genius for each and every student, we are not walking away from those things. We can actually bring forward a set of budget solutions and keep the core, the core. We know what our families expect for our kids and we’re able to do that."



    Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego

    San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten.San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten.

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    More than 100 employees across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration, NBC News reports.

    A company in Tennessee laid off 18 employees after they participated in the nationwide demonstration on Thursday, NBC4 reported.

    The company's attorney, Robert Peal, said in a statement obtained by the news station that all employees were told they risked termination if they skipped work.

    Two employees in Florida claimed they were fired from their positions at Grace Community School, according to NBC2, though the head of the school insists no one was terminated.

    At Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in Long Island, New York, 25 workers were fired Friday when they returned to work, according to Telemundo 47.

    Last week's nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" protests were aimed at showcasing the impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.



    Photo Credit: LM Otero/AP

    High school student Kathia Suarez holds up a sign as she protests with others outside the Grayson County courthouse in downtown Sherman, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Protestors assembled and businesses closed during High school student Kathia Suarez holds up a sign as she protests with others outside the Grayson County courthouse in downtown Sherman, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Protestors assembled and businesses closed during "A Day Without Immigrants," a strike and boycott staged by immigrants to protest the Trump administration's immigration agenda and to demonstrate the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy and way of life.

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    The USS Carl Vinson, which is homeported at North Island in San Diego, began routine operations in the South China Sea on February 18.

    The aircraft carrier previously conducted operations off the coast of Hawaii and Guam and in the Philippine Sea along with guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 2.

    "The training completed over the past few weeks has really brought the team together and improved our effectiveness and readiness as a strike group," said Rear Adm. James Kilby, commander, CSG 1. "We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region."

    Carl Vinson last deployed to the Western-Pacific in 2015 where they conducted 2015 a bilateral exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and Air Force.

    The aircraft carrier left San Diego on January 5 with 7,500 Marines and sailors.



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    170214-N-FC674-553 PHILLIPINE SEA (Feb. 14, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Philippine Sea. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Feet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher/Released)170214-N-FC674-553 PHILLIPINE SEA (Feb. 14, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Philippine Sea. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Feet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher/Released)

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    The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. When Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, prepared to enter the White House, however, the administration sought to do it by the book.

    That is the picture established by new emails, obtained by MSNBC, showing how Kushner's lawyers worked on a divestment plan to avoid conflicts by conferring with the Office of Government Ethics.

    Walter Shaub, the ethics office director who publicly criticized Trump and drew the ire of house Republicans, appeared heartened by the plans submitted by Kushner's team.

    "The process was good here," said Norm Eisen, an ethics expert who is suing the Trump administration.

    Kathleen Clark, an ethics expert at Washington University Law School, agreed there was a "striking contrast" between the approach of Kushner and other Trump officials.



    Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

    White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

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    Here is a look at what’s going on in San Diego sports for the week for February 20th-26th.

    PADRES: After a week of workouts the Padres play the Mariners Saturday and Sunday in Peoria. First pitch is 12:10 p.m. both days.

    GULLS: It’s a double dose of hockey at the Valley View Casino Center. Friday the Gulls host the Texas Stars before the Rockford Ice Hogs come to San Diego. Puck drops 7 p.m. both nights.

    SOCKERS: Saturday the Sockers play in Sonora against the Coyotes before Baja Atletico comes to the Valley View Casino Center Sunday at 5:05 p.m.

    UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

    -MEN’S GOLF: Monday-Wednesday at The Prestige in La Quinta, California.

    -BASEBALL: Tuesday KT Wiz 6 p.m. Friday vs. Notre Dame 6 p.m., Saturday USD vs. Oregon/UC Irvine 5 p.m. and Sunday Championship game 10 a.m. all at Fowler Park.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Thursday at Gonzaga 6 p.m. and Saturday at Portland 2 p.m.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Thursday vs. Gonzaga 7 p.m. and Saturday vs. Portland 6 p.m.

    -MEN’S CREW: Saturday at the City Championships 7 a.m. at Mission Bay.

    -MEN’S TENNIS: Saturday vs. UC Irvine 10 a.m. and Saint Mary’s 2 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S TENNIS: Sunday vs. Arizona State 12 p.m.

    SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY AZTECS:

    -MEN’S GOLF: Monday-Wednesday at The Prestige in La Quinta.

    -BASEBALL: Tuesday at UC Irvine 6 p.m., Wednesday at Cal State Fullerton, Friday vs. Tennessee 6 p.m., Saturday vs. Seton Hall 1 p.m. and Sunday vs. TBA.

    -SOFTBALL: Tuesday vs. Siena 6 p.m., Friday vs. Oklahoma State 6 p.m. and Florida State 8:30 p.m. in Cathedral City. Saturday vs. Stanford 5:30 p.m. and Sunday vs. New Mexico State 9 a.m. and Utah 11:30 a.m. in Cathedral City.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Wednesday vs. Fresno State 8 p.m. and Saturday at Colorado State 5 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Wednesday at Fresno State 7 p.m. and Saturday vs. Colorado State 2 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S TENNIS: Wednesday vs. Eastern Michigan 2 p.m. and Saturday vs. Arizona State 12 p.m. both at the Aztec Tennis Center.

    -WOMEN’S TRACK: Thursday-Saturday at the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    -WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Friday at Michigan and Sunday at Detroit Mercy.

    -WOMEN’S WATER POLO: Friday-Sunday vs TBD in Irvine.

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO TRITONS:

    -WOMEN’S TENNIS: Tuesday vs. Eastern Michigan 2 p.m. at UCSD and Saturday at Cal State L.A. 11 a.m.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Thursday at Cal State San Bernardino 5:30 p.m.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Thursday at Cal State San Bernardino 7:30 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S WATER POLO: Friday-Sunday TBD in Irvine.

    -MEN’S GOLF: Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Shootout in Vallejo.

    -SOFTBALL: Friday and Saturday at Cal State San Bernardino 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

    -MEN’S TENNIS: Friday vs. Holy Names 3 p.m. at UCSD.

    -BASEBALL: Friday vs. Cal State San Marcos 6 p.m. and Saturday at Cal State San Marcos 12 p.m.

    -MEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Friday vs. UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m. and Saturday vs. UCLA 7 p.m. both at UCSD.

    -MEN’S ROWING: Saturday San Diego City Championships 7 a.m. at Mission Bay.

    -TRACK & FIELD: Saturday at the Mangrum Invitational 10 a.m. in San Marcos.

    POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY SEA LIONS:

    -WOMEN’S GOLF: Monday and Tuesday vs. Cal Baptist Women’s Invitational in Riverside 8 a.m.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Monday at BYU-Hawaii 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at California Baptist 8 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Monday at BYU-Hawaii 7 p.m. and Saturday at California Baptist 5 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S TENNIS: Wednesday at Concordia 2 p.m. and Friday vs. Western New Mexico 11 a.m.

    -MEN’S TENNIS: Wednesday at Concordia 2 p.m., Friday vs. Western New Mexico 2 p.m. and Saturday vs. Sonoma State 11 a.m.

    -TRACK: Saturday at Mangrum Invitational in San Marcos 10 a.m.



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    Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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    A vehicle has reportedly slammed into a house at 9th Avenue and La Terraza Blvd, according to Escondido police.

    One person has major injuries. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m.

    No other information was available.

    Check back for updates on this breaking news.



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    One month into President Donald Trump’s presidency, NBC 7 sat down at D.Z. Akins in La Mesa and Waypoint Public in North Park for a sandwich, a beer and a little political conversation.

    “I’m feeling great!” D.Z. Akins diner Mike Stafford said enthusiastically when asked what he thinks about the new administration.

    While finishing his grilled cheese, Stafford explained, in his view that Trump is doing everything he said he would do. “The thing that strikes me immediately is he's preformed as he said he was going to perform,” he said.

    At the booth around the corner Joyce Camiel and her dinner date Bryce Westphall had differing opinions.

    “It’s a disaster,” she answered after a little prodding. Westphall, who joked about getting kicked by Camiel under the table, said Trump has the will to grow a strong, successful country. “If he's able to accomplish 40 percent of [what he said he would do] without getting us in a war, he's done okay.”

    At the bar Waypoint Public the craft beer was flowing as was the political conversation.

    Ninth grade teacher Leslie Diaz-Burns says she didn’t vote for Trump, but she was hoping for the best.

    “I'm feeling a little disappointed with how things are going because I feel that the president has missed opportunities to bring people together,” she said. She’s less hopeful now. “I guess he's going to institute another executive order even though the other has been struck down by the court. So I don't know. I guess the answer is I don't feel like he's really accomplished anything.”

    It’s still early in the president’s first term and only time will tell if Trump’s presidency is successful or not. But one thing is certain - pastrami on rye, a pint and political opinions will continue to mix until the next election.



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    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    A dossier profiling the mind of President Donald Trump is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former senior Kremlin adviser tells NBC News.

    Among the report's preliminary conclusions is that Trump takes risks but can be naive, the adviser said.

    "Very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper — seven pages — describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks," said former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov, who says he has known Trump since 2000.

    It's part of Putin's planning for his first meeting with Trump, the date for which has yet to be decided.



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    Many local agencies across San Diego County are closed on Monday in observance of Presidents day.

    All of the administrative offices for the City of San Diego are closed, along with most of the city's recreation centers and its pools and libraries, according to the city website.

    The County of San Diego's offices, library branches and animal shelters are also closed, said county officials.

    Plenty of parks remain open for the holiday including San Diego County parks, campgrounds and neighborhood day-use parks. The Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center is open, according to the city.

    Skate parks remain open in the following locations: Robb Field, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Bill and Maxine Wilson, and the Charles L. Lewis III Memorial.

    As for parking, the meters, street time restrictions and yellow zones are not enforced within the City of San Diego, except for red, white and blue zones which continue to be enforced still.

    Some community centers and gymnasiums are closed.

    That includes the Fallbrook, Lakeside and Spring Valley Community Center, as well as the Lakeside Teen Center, and the Spring Valley Gymnasium and Teen Center, according to County officials. The 4S Ranch Sports Park recreation office and the Tecolote Nature Center is also closed. Open Space and Maintenance Assessment District offices are closed.

    Emergency services continue operating throughout the holiday, including law enforcement and emergency animal control response, according to San Diego County and City officials. San Diego Police and San Diego Fire-Rescue crews are not impacted by the holiday. Station 38, the Citywide emergency dispatch center is on duty.

    Anyone in need of help for domestic violence can call 9-1-1 and/or the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-385-4657.

    The Testing, Employment Information Center and Background/Fingerprinting offices within the Personnel Department are closed, and the Family Justice Center is closed.

    Trash collection is not affected by the holiday for residents in the City of San Diego. The Miramar Landfill is operating on its normal schedule from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Chollas Lake is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the San Vicente Reservoir is open until sunset, according to city officials. Golf courses and start booths are open.

    Normal business hours for all County and City offices will resume on Tuesday, after the holiday.



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    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 74-year-old woman who was headed to Mexico on a cruise ship, about 86 miles southwest of San Diego Monday.

    At about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a call about a woman having severe abdominal pain on the cruise ship called Star Princess, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    A duty flight surgeon with the U.S. Coast Guard asked for the patient to be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care, said a U.S. Coast Guard official. When they got the report, the ship was located more than 400 miles southwest of San Diego en route to Ensenada, Mexico.

    It was so far away that the ship was asked to return slightly closer to San Diego, at a carefully selected position, said U.S. Coast Guard officials.

    A Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Sector San Diego was launched at 6 a.m. Monday and safely hoisted the woman from the ship at about 7:20 a.m.

    "While most people are enjoying a long President's Day Weekend, we can't forget illness and injury don't take holidays," said Lt. Tim Nicolet, aircraft commander and pilot of the Jayhawk, in a statement.

    "Fortunately for this patient, neither do we. Protecting lives at sea is paramount to what we do and I'm proud to have been a part of this exceptional crew and this rescue effort," said Lt. Nicolet.

    The patient was returned to Sector San Diego at 8 a.m. and taken to the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. There were no further details available yet on her condition.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7

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    The group vying to bring Major League Soccer to San Diego in a new, privately-financed stadium in Mission Valley rolled out a series of artistic renderings of their plans for a MLS stadium.

    Photo Credit: Artie Ojeda

    This rendering shows a portion of the proposed MLS stadium.This rendering shows a portion of the proposed MLS stadium.

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  • 02/20/17--11:32: JFK Airport Security Breach

  • A security breach at JFK airport this morning resulted in 11 people getting through security without being checked, three of whom set off metal detectors, officials told NBC News.

    An airport official and a senior law enforcement official said at 6.05 a.m. Monday at Terminal 5 the TSA left a security lane open but unattended by screeners.

    One senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the incident said 11 people went through the lane unscreened, and a review of the surveillance video shows that three people set off metal detectors.

    The law enforcement sources said the TSA did not notify police for two hours, at 8:05 a.m.

    The sources said that the TSA and the Port Authority Police Department then canvassed the JetBlue terminal using photos and video screen grabs but could not locate any of the 11 passengers.

    An airport official said the security canvass was completed at 9:05 a.m. and both officials said the passengers are assumed to have boarded flights.



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    FILE - Travelers and airport employees walk through New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport in this file photo. A security breach at JFK on Feb. 20, 2017, resulted in 11 passengers getting through security without being screened, officials are reporting.FILE - Travelers and airport employees walk through New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport in this file photo. A security breach at JFK on Feb. 20, 2017, resulted in 11 passengers getting through security without being screened, officials are reporting.

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    A SWAT standoff is underway with an armed man in a Santee home Monday morning, who is believed to have violated a restraining order, confirmed sheriff's deputies.

    The man, who appears to be in his early 20s, is reportedly by himself, inside the house located on the 8500 block of Massery Lane, said a San Diego County Sheriff's department (SDSO) official.

    He is reportedly carrying a gun, according to the SDSO. The Sheriff's Crisis Negotiation Team is at the scene trying to negotiate with him.

    No other information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates on this breaking news.



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    President Donald Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his pick for national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017.


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    A Whittier police officer was killed and another officer and a gunman were wounded in a gun battle Monday morning, officials said.

    "Officers respond to a call, and it seems like a simple traffic accident, and the next thing they know they’re in a gunfight," said Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    About 8 a.m., two male officers responded to a crash in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista in Whittier, Southern California, where allegedly a driver of a stolen car had struck two other cars at a stop light, Corina said. 

    When the officers arrived, they were told by the victims that the driver who had struck them was around the corner.

    The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's car completely unaware that it was stolen. 

    "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they can see he’s got tattoos all over his face and all over his neck," Corina said at a news conference. 

    In the midst of a pat down, Corina said the man pulled out a gun and started shooting. The officers returned fire and wounded him.

    Both officers were wearing bullet-proof vests, Corina said. 

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    All three were rushed to the hospital, where one of the officers was pronounced dead. The other officer and the gunman were in stable condition.

    The identity of the shooter had not been released, but deputies said he was a known gang member. He was described by Corina only as a 26-year-old man who had been paroled approximately 10 days before the shootout.

    He was in the intensive care unit of the hospital, Corina said. 

    Aerial images showed the shattered driver side window of a Whittier police vehicle and a rifle on the trunk of another car.

    Heather Navarro contributed to this report.



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    Three people, including two Whittier police officers, were shot on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.Three people, including two Whittier police officers, were shot on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

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    U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-52) will hold a town hall at the Islamic Center of San Diego Monday. 

    The town hall will take place at 5 p.m. at the center, located at 7050 Eckstrom Avenue in San Diego.

    According to Peters' staff, the event is at capacity. If you did not make the deadline to RSVP to the eventby would like to attend, you will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis as seats become available. 

    The new administration and the direction of the administration is expected to be among one of the conversation topics this evening. 

    "This town hall is a WIN for Indivisible! Peters decided to host the event because of repeated inquiries from groups like ours. We have filled the venue with our members and then some. We will continue to work with elected officials to make positive change in our community," read a post on the event's Facebook page.

    Peters plans to host another town hall in March at a larger venue. 



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    A file photo of Scott Peters, U.S. Representative. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)A file photo of Scott Peters, U.S. Representative. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

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    Trees were toppled, power lines felled and debris spread in last weekend's wet, windy storm, leaving messes to clean up across San Diego County.

    Although the most recent storm was not as bad as the ones that swept across the region in January, it still brought even more damage.

    On Feb. 3, Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared a state of emergency for the city of San Diego after a series of storms. Governor Jerry Brown had previously declared one for the state of California to help secure disaster assistance.

    Now the City of Chula Vista has calculated $1.2 million in damage in an initial estimate from Friday's storm, according to city officials. That includes overtime costs for police, fire crews and city staff.

    Crews are working on tree and debris clean up, as well as repairing damaged parks, equipment and facilities, said a Chula Vista city official.

    After the storm knocked over a eucalyptus tree that was about 120 feet tall in Scripps Ranch, the families are dealing with the big hole it left in their houses.

    No one was hurt, but the tree went through one woman's study, balcony and also destroyed a wall in her living room downstairs. Crews worked to remove the tree out of the home by chopping it up into mulch on the roof. An engineer is planning to inspect the home and see if it is safe to fix.

    A woman, Sarah Schneewind, remained in good spirits about trees despite the significant amount of damage one did to her Scripps Ranch home. She said she knew the tree would fall at some point, so she wasn't too surprised when it did.

    "I love it...I know it's going to fall...just a question of when because that's what these trees do," said Schneewind.

    She told NBC 7 the Home Owners Association is generally responsible about clearing out dangerous trees that pose a risk of falling in the neighborhood.

    Schneewind stressed that the trees are an important part of the community and part of the reason she chose to live there.



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    A tree struck down by Friday's storm toppled over two town houses in Scripps Ranch.A tree struck down by Friday's storm toppled over two town houses in Scripps Ranch.

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    An 80-year-old woman who went missing in La Mesa Monday morning has been found, the La Mesa Police Department confirmed.

    Patricia Bradford, who has dementia, was last seen at her assisted living home in the 7900 block of Culowee Street in La Mesa around 11 a.m.

    Police  actively searcched the surrounding areas with the help of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter, ASTREA.

    She was found just after 3 p.m., according to La Mesa Police.



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    The investment group that wants to redevelop the Mission Valley land where Qualcomm Stadium sits has big plans.

    "We're starting with the largest parking lot west of the Mississippi and if we follow this plan within three years you will start to see construction on that," said FS Investors partner Nick Stone as he pointed at a new artist's rendering of the grand plan.

    Stone was joined by former Qualcomm executive Steve Altman in a series of press briefings on Monday in La Jolla. The group outlined what it wants to do to the 166-acre plot of land where Qualcomm Stadium sits.

    "We're trying to do something that makes sense for the community, a much more valuable asset for the City," said Stone.

    In addition to a brand new stadium to house an MLS expansion team and the San Diego State football program and a 55-acre River Park, here is what their big picture development plan looks like:

    - 3,520 market rate residential units
    - 800 units of student-focused housing
    - 480 residential units designed as affordable housing
    - 2.4 million square feet of office space
    - 740,000 square feet of commercial space
    - 2 hotels with potential for 450 rooms

    Stone says the park plan is something that meets almost all the criteria for the River Park Foundation and construction on it MUST be in at the same time they start to build the stadium. He also reiterated this entire proposal, which would cost an estimated $2.5 billion when it's all said and done, would be privately financed.

    "We are not seeking a single dollar if tax payer subsidy," said Stone.

    Part of that $2.5 billion dollar price tag includes $50 million to go towards traffic mitigation which Stone says is not just for what they want to build but also easing traffic flow in the area in general. It also will take care of destruction of Qualcomm Stadium.

    The FS Investors-led group also touts the site’s public transit as a major positive. The current stadium site has a trolley stop and is scheduled to be part of the new Purple line that would connect Mission Valley to the South Bay.

    “We are THE transit hub in Mission Valley corridor,” said Stone.

    This is a unique opportunity for any land developer. Parcels of land like this, 166 acres with very little already on it, are hard to come by in major cities in today’s real estate world. There will very likely be other developers interested in the land that put of a fight for it. This investment group is prepared for the opposition.

    “I think we're a rising tide that's going to lift a lot boats here. There will be people who view us as competition,” said Stone.

    One of the main challenges from other developers could come in the way the land is acquired by the FS Investors group. On Monday they re-iterated they plan on leasing the full site on a land-use basis and buying less than 80 acres, in effect acting as a master developer for the entire plot of land.

    The proposal was presented to City Hall and City Councilmembers on Monday.

    "This concept offers exciting opportunities for major league soccer, more parkland and Aztecs football without public subsidy,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer in a statement to NBC 7. “Now it's time to examine the plan in detail to make sure it makes sense for taxpayers. I look forward to reviewing the proposal presented to the public today, as well as the public discussion to come."

    The proposal will be formed as a citizens’ initiative. Later this week they plan to launch a new website, www.goalsd.com, that will outline all of the technical data. Then 22 days after that, they plan to start gathering signatures (the same process the Chargers went through with Measure C).

    If the group is able to collect enough signatures and have those signatures verified they will ask the City Council to make a decision on direct-adopting the proposal in June, hoping to avoid the delay of a public vote on the plan which would come in November, likely after Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber makes an announcement on which cities will receive expansion teams.

    A citizens’ initiative does not require environmental impact information to be included but Stone says the group will include “thousands of pages” of documents similar to what would be found in an Environmental Impact Report will be included anyway. Since the land is older and mostly a parking lot the group does not foresee many environmental obstacles.

    "There is very little that we could do so make the environmental situation worse,” said Stone.

    As for the National Football League, Stone says their group has not received any calls from groups interested in building a new facility for an NFL team on the site but they are still earmarking 16 acres to be left alone for five years in case professional American football decides to return to America’s Finest City.

    “We hope that at some point somebody will pick up the phone and call us but it hasn’t happened,” said Stone.

    A possible sticking point here is the size of the stadium. SDSU needs a new home and would like something expandable to 40,000 seats. The current stadium proposal, according to Stone, would be expandable to 32,000 seats. After seeing the latest round of plans SDSU issued the following statement:

    "We have reviewed the renderings and descriptions presented by FS Investors and we wish to clarify two critical issues: First, given the proposed density of development in the stadium area, there is no prospect for future expansion to 40,000 seats. Second, while the proposed gift of stadium ownership may convey tax advantages to FS Investors, it conveys no revenue or rights of ownership normally associated with a gift. We look forward to working with the Mayor, the City Council and the San Diego community to construct a mixed-use stadium that will serve the needs of SDSU's top 25-football program."

    The MLS investment group has spoken about “gifting” their portion of the stadium to the University and the school is looking for clarification on what exactly they mean by that. The Aztecs are being asked to kick in $100 million to the construction cost and would be hesitant to do so if they are not happy with the capacity.


    Proposed look at a new MLS stadium in San Diego. (photo courtesy: FS Investors)Proposed look at a new MLS stadium in San Diego. (photo courtesy: FS Investors)

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    A woman suffering from an ankle injury was rescued from the side of Cowles Mountain Monday afternoon. 

    San Diego Fire-Rescue officials (SDFD) first received the call for a hiker in distress one mile up the Barker Way Trail at approximately 2:25 p.m. 

    SDFD officials flew in with their helicopter and helped hoist the hiker out, where she will be taken to the Mast Boulevard parking lot for ground transport. 

    No other information was available.



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    The San Diego Fire-Rescue copter rescues a hiker on Cowles Mountain.The San Diego Fire-Rescue copter rescues a hiker on Cowles Mountain.

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    School districts across the County are requesting water testing after dangerous levels of lead were discovered at a San Ysidro elementary school.

    Health experts say the schools most likely to have unsafe levels of lead in drinking water are those built before 1986.

    NBC 7 mapped out where schools in the county built before 1986 are located, and found they are spread out throughout the region. 

    Clusters of schools built before 1986 are located not just in the South Bay, but also in San Diego neighborhoods like Clairemont, Scripps Ranch and Tierrasanta, the map shows. 

    Dina MacDonald has a family member that goes to Tierrasanta Elementary. 

    It's one of the approximately 447 schools across the county built before 1986. 

    "I think the more years that go by and we see these facilities that were built more than fifty years ago, a lot of them," MacDonald said. "I'm sure there's a lot of other things going on in those schools that probably need to be addressed but like everything you kinda put it off and don't think about it until there becomes a problem."



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    This map shows all the schools in the county built before 1986. Health experts say these schools are at a greater risk for having elevated levels of lead in drinking water.This map shows all the schools in the county built before 1986. Health experts say these schools are at a greater risk for having elevated levels of lead in drinking water.

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    The Los Angeles Chargers former football home, Qualcomm Stadium, is still displaying hundreds of Chargers signs, including many that say “San Diego Chargers.”


    These “San Diego Chargers” signs are still up, even though the Chargers organization announced it was moving to Los Angeles on January 25th, over 5 weeks ago.

    Who is responsible for taking down these Chargers signs? Who will pay for their removal? When will the signs come down?

    The City of San Diego says it’s up to the Chargers organization.

    In a statement to NBC 7, City of San Diego Public Information Officer Scott Robinson said, “The Chargers are supposed to remove their own signage at their expense.  We don’t currently have a timeline.”

    In front of the Los Angeles Chargers team headquarters on Murphy Canyon Road there remains a sign that says “San Diego Chargers.”

    NBC 7 reached out to the Chargers to see if they had any plans on removing the signs from their facility or Qualcomm Stadium.

    Chargers Media Relations Director Bill Johnston responded in an email saying, “We will be operating out of Chargers Park until June.  We will be using our offices at the stadium likely through April.”

    So it appears the stadium sign situation will be similar to the Chargers stadium quest in San Diego, a long, drawn out process that only leaves pigskin pain for Chargers fans each time they see those remaining “San Diego Chargers” signs.


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    Costco wants you inside their warehouse store, and not necessarily shopping online.

    "If consumers go into the store they tend to buy a lot more," said San Diego State marketing professor Miro Copic. He says while traditional retailers like Target and Walmart are making big investments in the e-commerce side of their business, Costco may be falling behind.

    "You know they have been very slow at their online presence and really promoting online purchasing as well as mobile purchasing," said Copic.

    Copic says the growth rate in traditional brick and mortar stores is a fraction of the rate of growth for online stores. But Costco has taken its time in creating a competitive online store.

    At the same time Amazon is looking at increasing its grocery delivery service and offering bulk items, both could take a bite out of Costco.

    "They are going to butt heads much more in the next couple of years," said Copic.

    Costco may be hesitant to expand its online presence because the store benefits when shoppers go into their warehouse locations. According to Copic, if consumers go into the store they tend to buy a lot more. Costco's business plan is to keep rotating their inventory and to offer extras for shoppers like free samples.  That's something they can't do online.

    "If you've been in a Costco store and you see they have different things on display or different things you can taste, it's like I'm going to buy this, I'm going to take it home, "said Copic, "and that's where Costco really wins.



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    The San Diego Humane Society will be offering free spay and neuter surgeries for qualifying pets in celebration of World Spay Day.

    Three San Diego County campuses will participate in the event on Feb. 28.

    According to the San Diego Humane Society, anyone with a qualifying income can sign up their pet Chihuahuas, cats, and pit bulls for free spay or neuter surgeries.

    “Preventing unwanted and unplanned litters is one of the best approaches we can take to end pet homelessness in San Diego, which is why in addition to our World Spay Day promotion, we have affordable and accessible community spay neuter services, available all year long," said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society.

    The organization will offer 80 free spay/neuter surgeries and give away 75 free spay and neuter appointments at three separate locations:

    • Oceanside Campus - 572 Airport Road
    • Escondido Campus - 3450 E. Valley Parkway
    • San Diego Campus - 5500 Gaines Street
    Each campus will offer 25 free appointment each on a first come first serve basis.



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    A body was discovered in the Glorietta Bay in Coronado Monday evening, Harbor Police confirmed.

    It's unknown what time the body was found.

    ASTRIA helicopter and San Diego Police are also involved in the incident.

    No other information was available.

    Check back for updates on this breaking news.



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    Four Americans were among five people killed when a light plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, the State Department has confirmed. 

    According to NBC News, the twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at Essendon Airport around 5 p.m. ET Monday (9:00 a.m. Tuesday local time), according to authorities. 

    Witnesses described the plane exploding on impact and erupting into a fireball. The assistant police commissioner for Victoria state said there were no fatalities other than those five people on board the aircraft.  

    "We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who died in today's tragic crash," a State Department official told NBC News. "The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Melbourne are working closely with local authorities. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance to the families of the victims," the official added without identifying the victims.



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    Emergency personnel work at a light plane crashed in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, local time. The plane crashed into a shopping mall, officials said.Emergency personnel work at a light plane crashed in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, local time. The plane crashed into a shopping mall, officials said.

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    A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Fallbrook Monday night, North Comm Fire Department confirmed.

    The incident occurred at approximately 9:04 p.m. on the 900 block of Vanita Street.

    The extent of injuries is unknown.

    No other information was available.

    Check back for updates on this breaking news.


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    There’s a nearly invisible village right in the middle of San Diego. While people are shopping at Fashion Valley Mall, hundreds are living in the brush just steps away.

    The latest numbers show 246 people live along the San Diego River--a 41 percent increase from last year.

    "It's heartbreaking every time I come out here," said Rob Hutsel, Founder of The San Diego River Park Foundation.

    Since 2001, his team has removed more than two million pounds of trash from the river. In Mission Valley, about 96 percent of the trash they find along the San Diego River is related to homelessness.

    Hutsel added, "We've rescued people. Unfortunately we've found dead bodies when we've been doing this sort of thing. It's tragic that there are people out here."

    As the piles of trash continue to grow, the number of people setting up nearly invisible camps does as well.

    Dozens of encampments are among the brush just steps away from the Home Depot off Fairmount Avenue.

    And while you're parking your car at Fashion Valley, many are living where you would least expect it. Most are camouflaged from the outside world, like 64-year old Vietnam veteran, Rick Primmer.

    Primmer told NBC 7, he chooses to live along the river because it's safe.

    "Street people will steal constantly from each other. People in the woods are basically roamers. We just leave everybody alone, and leave our little camps alone," he said.

    Organizers remain stumped on how to combat the problem, as they work with the San Diego Police Department in conducting sweeps before major cleanups.

    "All we want to do is clean up the river and make it healthy," Hutsel said. "And create parks and trails. But it's more complicated than that."

    It is illegal for people to live along the river because much of the land is owned by the City of San Diego. Property owners also sign a letter of authorization, allowing San Diego Police to be on their property and make arrests at any time.

    In January, police made 45 felony and misdemeanor arrests.

    But they told NBC 7, if there's no crime being committed, their main priority is to provide resources to help get these people off the streets.



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    Two property managers in Poway have been accused of stealing thousands of dollars in rent money from their clients when their business apparently shutdown this month.

    Jeff and Jani Allen run Quest Realty and Property Management on Midland Road.

    Prashanth Sharma, one of the many landlords said he trusted the company to manage his property. But he has not received his rent money for February.

    “My personal damage is more than $5,000. But there are people who have lost far more money," Sharma said.

    A civil suit against Quest Realty was filed in January of 2017. The landlord filing the suit claims the company took more than $27,000 of his money.

    NBC 7 spoke with multiple clients who said they began noticing problems with payments in late 2015 and early 2016.

    “I noticed a couple of rent deposits had gone missing, so I had to follow up with them and it took a few attempts. They were hard to get a hold of," Sharma said.

    Those problems outlined in complaint filed by one Quest Realty client with the Bureau of Real Estate.

    It was submitted in February with an e-mail trail showing how the client tried to recover rent money that wasn't deposited into his account on time.

    He got a short e-mail response saying Quest Realty has filed for bankruptcy.

    NBC 7 attempted to reach the company but all of the phone numbers clients have are disconnected.

    A sign on the company’s Poway office door stated it’s delinquent on its rent.

    Several landlords said they have reached out to local and federal law enforcement to investigate and recoup their money.



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