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Border wall prototypes take shape at San Diego construction site

People pass border wall prototypes as they stand near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Gregory Bull / AP SAN DIEGO- The

CBS NEWS - 2017-10-20 11:50:58

Border Wall Prototypes Are Being Erected Outside San Diego

Funding for President Donald Trump's border wall may be mired in Congress, but along the U.S.-Mexico border, there's been a little more progress. Eight models of Trump's long-promised border wall, now with an estimated price tag of $1.6 billion, have been erected in San Diego's Otay Mesa outskirts.

TIME - 2017-10-20 02:44:34

Understanding California's Hepatitis A outbreak

On March 18, the California Department of Public Health first announced an outbreak of the Hepatitis A virus. Seven months later on Oct. 13, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. Reported cases of Hepatitis A had more than tripled in the state, and 19 people have died. Near

PBS.ORG - 2017-10-20 01:07:06

Shake Shack Opens Tomorrow, Better Get in Line Now

Shake Shack cravings can finally be satisfied on Friday, October 20, when the burger giant officially opens the doors of its first local storefront at 11 a.m. at Westfield UTC. Shake Shack landed in Los Angeles earlier this year, and San Diego was always a major part of the company's West Coast expa

EATER - 2017-10-19 19:31:39

-21C Below Snowflake Drops Shaved Snow in Kearny Mesa

-21C Below Snowflake, a new Asian dessert shop, has opened in Kearny Mesa at 4764 Convoy Street serving bingsoo or Korean-style shaved ice. The shop specializes in fine, powdered shaved snow, in milk and fruit flavors, which are similar to other area dessert joints Iceskimo and Snoice. On offer are

EATER - 2017-10-19 16:01:00

30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete; four are made of steel and concrete; one is topped with spikes. They all approach 30 feet in height. Customs and Border Protection is p

NPR - 2017-10-19 12:33:00

Butterfly Experience In Encinitas

Above: Monarch butterfly at Butterfly Ranch in Encinitas on Oct. 19, 2017. An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly. A quick flutter of orange, black and white drew plenty of attention from the Ca


Flights to Hawaii This Winter Are on Sale Starting at $342 (Video)

Here's something good in 2017: Airfare to Hawaii has gotten cheaper. And now that winter is on its way, cheap flights to the Aloha State are looking even better. Flights to Honolulu, Kauai, Kona, and Maui from cities across the U.S. are available for as low as $342 for travel from this month through


Ducks Reassign Kerdiles to San Diego (AHL)

The Ducks have reassigned left wing Nic Kerdiles to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Kerdiles, 23 (1/11/94), went scoreless in two games for the Ducks this season following his recall from San Diego on Oct. 13. Kerdiles returns to the


A first look at 8 possible versions of Trump's border wall

SAN DIEGO - Workers toiled in intense 95-degree heat here Tuesday, putting final touches on eight possible versions of President Trump's long-promised border wall. As an Oct. 26 deadline to finish the prototype border-wall designs drew near, The Arizona Republic toured the construction site a few-do


San Diego and Carlsbad Named Among 'Happiest' Cities in US

Here's a reason to smile, San Diego: with proximity to the water and residents who practice healthy habits, San Diego and Carlsbad have been named among the happiest cities in the United States. National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, author of the new National Geographic book, "The Blue Zones of H


Orange County's Cismontane Brewing Company Expanding to Escondido

Courtesy photo Beer from Cismontane Brewing Co. has long been available in San Diego, but the Orange County brewery will soon have a presence here in Escondido. First founded in 2009 in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Cismontane sold its original location and brewery last fall to Laguna Beach Beer Compa


Layoffs Announced at SeaWorld

Kat Marin/SeaWorld San Diego SeaWorld Entertainment announced Wednesday it would be cutting approximately 350 positions including some positions that were open and would not be filled. The layoffs include 79 employees at SeaWorld San Diego, NBC 7 has learned. The jobs are mostly administrative, ac


19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego

Nineteen people have died in an outbreak of more than 500 cases of hepatitis A in San Diego, according to public health officials. It is the second largest outbreak in the United States since a vaccine was approved in the 1990s, and it has spurred California to declare a state of emergency. The outb


Potential NASL team owned by Ba and Hazard reveals name and logo

The San Diego expansion club owned by the two players has released a video promoting their colors and badge The NASL expansion side in San Diego owned by Demba Ba and Eden Hazard released their name and colors via video Wednesday. The club, which hopes to begin play in 2018, is set to be called 19


Death toll hits 19 in San Diego hepatitis A outbreak

Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you're exposed Health officials in San Diego tallied another death linked to a massive hepatitis A outbreak on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 19. The update


Convoy Scoops Up the OC's Hottest Ice Cream

Slique Media Cauldron Ice Cream, a social media sensation that draws large crowds to its flagship store in Santa Ana and its newest location in Artesia, CA, is coming to Kearny Mesa. The buzzy frozen treats brand will open its first San Diego shop on Convoy Street in the plaza that also houses Crab


Second Earthquake Shakes East San Diego County

JULIAN, CA - A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled East San Diego County early Wednesday morning, a day after a slightly smaller quake struck the same spot. The earthquake hit at 3:06 a.m. at a depth of 1.5 miles, with its epicenter about 5 miles northwest of Julian, according to the United States Geo


Is San Diego’s NASL Team Named for an Anchorman Reference?

San Diego finally has a name for its new NASL team: 1904 FC. Now, obviously the team wasn't founded in 1904, nor was San Diego established in that year. It's also not a nod to Benfica or Schalke 04, which were founded in 1904. So it may look like the club just picked a random date from a hundred ye


Trump touts progress on border wall prototypes

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the construction of prototypes for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexican border was "underway." "BORDER WALL prototypes underway!" Trump tweeted, along with a short video of construction teams and cranes raising large concrete slabs along the southern


Raqqa: U.S.-backed forces control 90 percent of Islamic State stronghold

Military forces backed by a U.S.-led international coalition have claimed a major victory in the city of Raqqa, a locale once known as the de facto capital for the Islamic State in Northern Syria. On Tuesday, a spokesman for the coalition to defeat the Islamic State shared a photo of members of the


Parachute Brunch & Supper Room Lands in La Jolla

StreetCar Merchants' swift transition into Parachute Brunch & Supper Roomearlier this month was an equally whirlwind experience for new executive chef/partner Matthew Cranert. He was originally hired by StreetCar's owners to help reposition their menu in La Jolla, but they ended up handing over the


Hawaii judge blocks Trump's new travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued an order blocking major parts of President Trump's newest travel ban, suggesting it amounted to unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims and violated immigration law. The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the adminis


A move from natural gas to electricity for homes

Not long ago natural gas - the fuel that probably gave you your hot shower this morning - was being hailed as the clean "bridge" fuel, because it polluted less than other alternatives. For some purposes it still is, such as when it replaces diesel fuel in buses. But in our homes, some now believe na


Philadelphia's La Colombe Coffee Roasters Coming to Westfield UTC

The Pointe at Westfield UTC La Colombe Coffee Roasters, which has a presence in the specialty coffee markets of Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, has added San Diego to its West Coast expansion plans and will open an outpost in Westfield UTC later this fall. The Philadelphia-based


Where in the world is Jesus Campos?

The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives. With a gunshot wound to his leg, he helped point officers to the gunman's location and stayed b


Firefighters gain control of deadly Northern California blazes, but some are coming home to rubble

Firefighters early Monday were continuing to gain control of the deadly fires that have ravaged Northern California, and a number of evacuation orders in Napa and Sonoma counties were lifted. In the last week, the fires have scorched more than 220,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 home


Portugal wildfires kill 27; 3 dead across border in Spain

LISBON, Portugal -- Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country's second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighbouring Spain, at least three deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occu


Trump and McConnell set for frosty White House lunch

Trump blames the Kentucky Republican for the health overhaul failure. Trump hints at tantalizing deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work from outside the administration to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There will be a chill in the air when Trump, a public


Mexicans see models of Trump's 'impenetrable' wall, and they're not impressed

SAN DIEGO - The prototypes of the Trump border wall are taking shape this month in a sunbaked swath of scrubland abutting a run-down neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. Lined up next to each other, the 30-foot-tall concrete and steel sample barriers - some with extra-stout reinforced bases, others topp


Death toll from California wildfire rises to 40, dozens still missing as firefighting efforts continue

Washington: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has announced that the death toll from the week-long wildfire has reached 40 while 75,000 people remain evacuated. After six days of hard work, firefighters continue to fight a fire that, for the time being, has devastated more th