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STEVENSON — Authorities say the body of an Oregon man who hadn’t returned from a hike in the Columbia River Gorge has been found.Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says search crews located the body of 31-year-old Melvin Burtch of Beaverton, Oregon, at about 5 p.m. Wednesday at the base of Table Mountain in Washington.He had last been heard from Tuesday afternoon when he took two dogs hiking in the area.Brown says on Wednesday morning employees of the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort saw both dogs near Burtch’s vehicle and a search commenced after that.Brown says signal transmissions from Burtch’s cellphone helped searchers find him.It’s believed Burtch fell from the summit of Table Mountain nearly 700 feet to the base.Recovery efforts will begin Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday refused to say whether his bureau was investigating any possible ties between Russia and the Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, citing policy not to comment on what the FBI might or might not be doing.Comey testified at the Senate’s second hearing in a week addressing allegations of Russian election hacking. In late October he angered Democrats when he announced 11 days before the election that the FBI was looking at more emails as part of its investigation of Hillary Clinton.“I would never comment on investigations — whether we have one or not — in an open forum like this so I can’t answer one way or another,” Comey told the Senate’s intelligence committee during his first public appearance before Congress since the unusual disclosure about Clinton.“The irony of your making that statement, I cannot avoid,” said Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent.Insisted Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., “The American people have the right to know this.”It wasn’t clear if Wyden was alluding to an investigation that may be classified, or if his questioning was an effort to cast Trump in a negative light shortly before the inauguration.Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wrote two letters to the FBI last year before the election, asking the bureau to publicly disclose what it knew about Trump’s aides’ ties to Russia.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward for help solving a Vancouver 19-year-old’s 2015 homicide in Portland.The victin, Dalton Marshall, was found on the morning of Nov. 12, 2015, after someone called to report seeing a bleeding and unconscious man on the road at North Bruce Avenue and Hudson Street in Portland.Marshall died of an apparent gunshot wound, and an autopsy concluded his death was a homicide.Investigators have no suspect information, or a motive behind his death, although detectives believe that Marshall may have been socializing along North Interstate Avenue in Portland earlier.Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information, reported through them, that leads to an arrest.People can submit tips through Crime Stoppers’ website, www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or by calling 503-823-4357. They can also download the P3 Tips smartphone app.Tipsters can remain anonymous.
What will will the weather throw at us this week? Find out with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers’ attention this weekend.Vancouver man fired by UPS says truck lacked protectionsZachery Scalf, who was driving for UPS, stopped at Natural Grocers in Hazel Dell earlier this month to make a delivery.When he turned around, he found the rented truck was gone, stolen. Days later, he was fired.“It sucks, because not only did this thief drive away with the truck, but it’s like they drove away with Zach’s job,” said Alison Gootee, Scalf’s wife.Scalf is searching for a new job now, but to him and his wife the UPS response seemed overly harsh and short-sighted.The couple moved from Atlanta to Vancouver a year ago. Scalf had worked as a flight attendant for a few years. He was still based in Atlanta, and commuting thousands of miles each week proved draining. So he got a new job as a seasonal delivery driver for UPS in Vancouver.Two found dead in Hazel DellClark County Sheriff’s deputies searching for some wanted persons in Hazel Dell instead located two bodies Thursday.
The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued a finding against Battle Ground Public Schools Thursday over how it handled federal funds.The report said the district did not follow federal rules for allocating Title I funds to schools, resulting in $36,032 of questioned costs.Title I funds support programs for low-income students, and the amount of services provided at schools with higher percentages of low-income students might have been unfairly limited as a result of the misallocation, the audit said.The state auditor’s office determined one primary school with a rate of low-income students below the federal government’s 35 percent threshold received funding that should have been allocated to other eligible schools during the 2017-2018 school year.Despite the finding, the district received clean audits in regards to its finances, federal grants and accountability, according to Meagan Hayden, chief financial officer with Battle Ground Public Schools. Hayden said this is the fifth year the district has received all clean audits. She said the finding was a “non-compliant one.”“It was not related to an internal control failure or a misstatement or an error,” she said, adding that the overall audit was unmodified.The finding came because the district has to rank its schools that will receive the Title I money. When a school’s poverty rate falls below 35 percent, the district has to make adjustments to give the qualifying schools priority. Battle Ground didn’t do that when Tukes Valley Primary School fell to a low-income rate of 32.74 percent, Hayden said.She added that the district has changed how the rank order is done for the current school year, and put in place processes to ensure that the rank order aligns with Battle Ground’s low-income rates moving forward.
By Yankuba JallowFafa Ceesay the first witness in the suit involving Senior Counsel Edward A. Gomez continued his testimony yesterday before Principal Magistrate Abeke.The defendant explained that the reason for him taking this litigation to court is that the defendant (Lawyer Gomez) has not acted as agreed because their agreement was to write a summons and nothing more.He said he drove the defendant (Lawyer Gomez) using his car to visit the empty plots of land which he bought but were illegally sold to him. He added that they did meet the Alkalo of the village where the said empty plots are situated and thereafter the defendant asked him to take him to a village dominated by Manjako inhabitants which is not far from Mamuda Village because he had something to do there. He further said because they could meet the Alkalo of the village, he drove the defendant back to his office.“Every day I enquire from Edward about the summons he always says today or tomorrow he will do it,” PW1 said. He continued saying he (the Defendant) kept on shifting days and pushing it until he decided to ask for the money he gave him or the summons from him.He said Lawyer Edward Gomez said that the cost for each letter he wrote is five thousand (D5000) which totalled to fifteen thousand dalasi (D15000) from there Pa Habib Mbye interjected and pleaded to the defendant to take three thousand dalasi (D3000) which means each letter to cost one thousand dalasi (D1000) but the defendant declined.During cross-examination, the witness held that he went to Lawyer Gomez for him to write a summons and nothing else and if he failed to act as agreed he should refund him. Lawyer Gomez told the court that there was a day when the Plaintiff came using harsh language against him as well as shouting but the witness denied saying he has the recording of the conversation which has all their speeches. He added that the defendant’s insults and shouting are all in the audio recorded and his responses as well as Pa Mbye’s.Lawyer Gomez said since 1984 the year he started his practice, he had three thousand five hundred dalasi (D3500) as his standard fee for letters and it has never changed. The case is adjourned till Monday 22 May, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th May, 2017 at 10am, 2pm and 1pm respectively.
By Mamadou Dem Mr. Ousman Jobarteh, Deputy Managing Director of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), yesterday revealed to the ‘Janneh’ Commission of Enquiry that the extension cost for the landing platforms for Banjul and Barra Terminal for Aljamdou and Kansala ferries and other landing sites, amounted to the sum of D150, 000,000.00.According to the witness, the sum of $2, 431,000.00 was the contract awarded to Michela Construction for the extension of the landing platforms at the GPA ferry terminals. He said the platform built at the Banjul and Barra terminal for the Aljamdou and Kansala Ferries, cost the GPA D8, 000,000.00 while that of Bambatenda and Yellitenda cost D70, 000,000.00Correspondence from the office of the former president to the Managing Director of GPA relating to the constructions, was admitted as exhibits. The witness continued that after spending the sums of D150, 000,000.00, the ferries cannot still dock.At that juncture, Commission Chairman Sourahata Janneh put it to the witness that hence the ferries cannot dock despite spending huge sums of money spent on them, then they are still useless. The witness responded affirmatively.Mr. Tony Ghattas, former Managing Director of APAM and proprietor of GHATSON Company while continuing with his testimony, yesterday refuted allegations that he is a close associate of the former president, Yahya Jammeh.The business Mogul who reappeared to shed light on contracts he carried out during the former regime and especially during his tenure as Managing Director of the Mining Company APAM, confirmed bank statements from Sky Bank bearing the name of Sanghai Gambia Industrial Ltd, which were admitted as exhibits. He also confirmed that GHATSON Company Ltd also holds a bank account at Sky and Guaranty Trust Banks respectively.When shown the dalasi and dollar accounts statements at the GT Bank, he confirmed them as the statements of GHATSON which were accordingly applied and admitted as exhibits.According to him, Sanghai Zhong Zheng Mineral Company is a Chinese based Company, dealing in the buying and selling of Heavy Mineral Concentrates (HMC) which his Company, GHATSON, is partnering with. But that APAM was the Company exporting minerals to China.Mr. Ghattas further explained to the Commission that GHATSON Company which is partnering with Sanghai Zhong Zheng Mineral Company, is operating in Mozambique, Vietnam and Indonesia, for HMC business; that he has never visited any of these countries but rather acts as a middle agent and after every transaction or dealing, he will have his percentage or profit.At that juncture, Counsel Bensouda intimated to the witness that he was deviating from her question and has not shown any document of contract with the Companies he is partnering with in China and other countries. However, the Attorney for Ghattas, Sheriff Tambadou, said his client has been consistent in his testimony and did not know that his client will be questioned on contract documents for other companies in China, among others.Barrister Tambadou argued that the business mogul has always stated that the businesses are done by Sanghai Zhong Zheng Mineral Company but when asked by Commission Chairman whether he received money or payments directly from China, he responded in the affirmative; that his payments come through Sanghai Zhong Zheng Mineral Company; that after the sale of minerals, he would get his percentage based on his capacity as a middle man in the business, but he has no share in the Company.He was asked to show any payment made by the said company in his Gambian accounts which he promised to provide to the Commission. He added that he did not claim the sum of $290,000.00 to buy dredgers because his license was terminated by the Geological Department; that the said sum was approved by General Badjie from the APAM fund and he has no document to prove that as Bajie’s approval was verbal.Mr. Ghattas refuted the allegation that he committed APAM to approve $2,130,000.00 to buy dredgers; that he paid D9.7 Million to GHATSON Company to provide services to APAM. He said he paid the villagers of Gunjur for the construction of a road after an agreement with the Geology Department, but that the project was funded by APAM and he did not have an invoice to show the payment he made to villagers.When asked whether he has documents relating to the shipment of equipment from China upon arrival in the Gambia, he responded in the affirmative. He also claimed that he negotiated with General Badjie prior to the construction of the road in Sanyang and not the Geology Department. Asked why he used APAM’s money to buy cement, animal feed and basalt, he said he did so because APAM did not have money then, and he will use his money for the supply and be refunded later.According to him, the reasons why he paid money to Gambia Milling Corporation was because he was making animal feed which was paid by GHATSON Company limited. He said he spent D67, 000,000.00 and all the dollars generated from HMC on animal feed.Under cross-examination by his Lawyer, Ghattas said he is not a close associate of Jammeh as alleged by Nuha Touray, former Secretary to Cabinet, neither did he meet Jammeh in person.“I am not a close associate of Yahya Jammeh and I never met him in person,” Ghattas told the ‘Janneh’ Commission. He finally testified that he did not know who appointed him as Managing Director of APAM but promised to check his letter of appointment to know who actually appointed him as the MD.Mr. Ousman Jobarteh, Deputy Managing Director of Gambia Ports Authority, reappeared and was shown documents relating to Barajali Ferry. He said photos of the ferry were taken, showing the circumstances of the ferry at the time. The photos said to be obtained in 2006 by Suwaibou Barrow a staff of GPA, were admitted as exhibits.Sitting continues today.
Napoli completed an extraordinary comeback from 2-0 down to beat Milan 3-2 under thirty minutes at the Stadio San Paolo.Jack Bonaventura’s acrobatic half-volley and a Davide Calabria angled drive had put Gennaro Gattuso’s men firmly in control at the Stadio San Paolo.However, as they did last week at Lazio, Carlo Ancelotti’s side fought back for the victory.A Piotr Zielinski’s smartly-taken double restored parity for the Naples side before substitute Mertens then pounced at the back-post to complete an unlikely comeback win for Carlo Ancelotti’s new club.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….It was also a notable night for David Ospina’s first start for the hosts since his summer move from Arsenal.The Naples outfit now sit joint-top of the early Serie A table alongside champions Juventus, having both maintained their perfect starts on Saturday.Napoli pushed Juventus all the way in the title race last season and will be hopeful of going one better this time around.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Jul 2015 – InterCaribbean Airways this week announcing another major milestone for the indigenous airline company which ties it to one of the largest airline carriers in the world, namely British Airways. CEO, Trevor Sadler explained that this new interline agreement can now link European travellers to their destinations in the region with one single ticket. Twelve cities in six countries is where interCaribbean Airways can take the European travellers and Sadler shared that it is particularly good because the agreement is solidified in time for the winter season. In a media statement, it is said: “Over the last 18 months interCaribbean retimed its schedule to create convenient “to and through connections” giving many travellers in the region choices never before available. With this new agreement we are proud to be able to partner with British Airways.” The new agreement with British Airways came into effect since Tuesday. Related Items:agreement, british aIRWAYS, Intercaribbean Airways, trevor sadler Recommended for you Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Domestic Airline Companies institute insecticide spraying to ward off Zika
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 17, 2017 – Fake or false news strikes again and this time it tried to take down the Registrar of Lands, Brandie Nova Anderson of Jamaica. The Attorney General’s Chambers came to the defense of Ms Anderson and the Integrity Commissioned denounced that it is investigating the woman who has been Registrar of Lands since November 2014.No one knows who Joshua Pierre is, but that is the name put to a statement of a most damaging nature posted to social media about Anderson.It is said the statement was packed with lies and the AG has reported to the matter to the Police for investigation. It was also explained in those Friday media releases that, “it is now very clear that some person or persons hiding behind the name “Joshua Pierre” made a malicious and damaging publication that has no basis in truth as it has been confirmed that no investigation into Ms. Anderson is being carried out by the Integrity Commission.”As for funds and how they are handled at the Lands department, there was this, “The Government’s funds, including that, which have been appropriated to the Land Registry, are managed and paid through strict financial management and procurement procedures, and audited at the end of each Financial Year. There has been no finding to implicate Ms. Anderson of any wrongdoing since she commenced her service with TCIG.”The assault on the reputation of Anderson is called malicious.“All persons are reminded of the serious legal consequences of causing damage to the professional reputation of public officers who are merely seeking to carry out their functions in accordance with the high professional standards of the public service.”It was also explained that Ms. Anderson won the job of leading the Register of Lands through a fair and transparent process, a clean police record and she is also cited with having “transformed the Lands Registry into an efficient operation in accordance with the requirements of the Registered Land Ordinance and has garnered the respect of her peers both within and outside of the public service.”#AGdefendscivilservant#IntegrityCommissiondeniesinvestigation#Andersonnotunderinvestigation#TCIGpublicservicestandard#FakenewsinTCI Related Items:#AGdefendscivilservant, #Andersonnotunderinvestigation, #FakenewsinTCI, #IntegrityCommissiondeniesinvestigation, #magneticmedianews, #TCIGpublicservicestandard Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Federico Bernardeschi has credited Juventus FC for the improvement in his mentality about the game thanks to more playing time.The former Fiorentina trainee has become a regular starter in the Azzurri squad and club Juventusis finding his feet in Turin and become a regular in the senior Italy squad.“Football is passion, hunger, all of my life,” he told Football Italia.“I must say that I am truly fortunate, because to embrace your passion as a profession too is something very special that, unfortunately, not everyone gets to experience.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Juventus is a marvellous club and a style, whose mentality has been the key to huge achievements over the years. I think a Juventus player becomes something special in that context.“It was tough at the start when I wasn’t playing very much, but I kept calm because I was well aware I had joined a massive club whose history speaks for itself.“I think every player has to go through his own maturation process before he can definitively become part of the Juve world. It’s only normal when joining such a big club.“I must say that over the last few months I’ve felt something that gives me an extra boost, above all mentally. I always worked on my mentality and I think that is bearing fruit.”Bernardeschi is a very versatile player who can work in midfield, on the wing, in the trident attack or even as a pure striker.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels that their disappointing 2-0 defeat at Red Red Star Belgrade had nothing to do with being away from homeThe Reds surrendered their lead in Group C on Tuesday night after Milan Pavkov’s superb double earn Red Star a shock victory.It means Liverpool drop to second in the group table with another tricky trip in the Champions League awaiting them in Paris Saint-Germain on November 28.Liverpool have lost both of their away games in Europe this season, but Klopp insists it had nothing to do with the team’s display.“It made sense to make a few changes, a few we had to make and a few we wanted to,” Klopp told the club website. “In the end, it’s easy to say it didn’t work out.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Of course, we need to make sure it will not happen again otherwise it will be difficult because the next game is already an away game again and the last one is a very difficult home game against Napoli.“We have to make sure in Paris we do better. There were a lot of moments when we could get in control of the game and we didn’t do it, we made the wrong decisions.“I don’t think that’s anything to do with [playing] away or home, it just happened.“We will talk about that and will do it better 100 per cent, but for tonight we can’t change it anymore, unfortunately.”In the meantime, Liverpool will host Fulham in the Premier League this Sunday.
Despite an outstanding performance last Sunday, Athletic Club Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano believes his club’s situation is still bad.Last Sunday Garitano side played an impressive 2-0 victory at home to Sevilla leaving the Basque giants with 11 points in Garitano’s five games in charge and 15th in a congested midtable in La Liga.“Our situation is delicate, it has improved, but it is still bad,” Garitano – who replaced Eduardo Berizzo last month – told reporters, as quoted by Football Espana.“What matters most is the points, not how we got them or who we had before.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“When you’re struggling you need to make sure you are tough to beat at home, that you pick up points and can gain some momentum from there.“However I’m also happy about other aspects of our game, we played very well and were solid defensively, we knew if we scored we would be in a strong position.“They have lost very few games but we had a game-plan and the players perfected it.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed that his main motive in signing for Manchester United was to prove his “haters” wrong by conquering the Premier League.The Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and on the verge of becoming 35 years old.Due to this, questions were naturally raised over the kind of impact Ibrahimovic could make at United at that stage of his career.But the Swede quickly set about proving doubters wrong by netting 28 goals in 48 appearances for his debut campaign before suffering serious ligament damage in his right knee during a Europa League match in April 2017 against Anderlecht.Amid struggles to regain full fitness from the setback, Ibrahimovic left Old Trafford in February 2018 in favour of a move to MLS at LA Galaxy.“My challenge was, at the age I was, coming to England, where I had years of everybody was saying I wasn’t good enough,” Ibrahimovic told the club website.“I like those things because they trigger me. They give me adrenaline.“After three months, all of them were eating their own words. I needed new haters because all the old ones became my new fans!“Wherever I went before United, I won, and it was my pleasure that it happened again in England. Winning is in my DNA, I need to win – that’s my mentality. I hate losing. I’m not a bad loser, but I hate it and I love to win.“I said we would win and we won two big trophies. That speaks for itself.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That whole first season at United was fantastic. Everything was. I really enjoyed it. The family was happy, everybody was happy, the club took care of me and made it really easy for me. I just needed to turn up, put on my football boots and perform.“When I came to United and I said I would conquer England, people were laughing at me. I wasn’t joking.”The one and only won the treble in his only full campaign at United in the Community Shield, Carabao Cup and the Europa League.And Ibrahimovic also paid tribute to the Red Devils’ supporters.He added: “The United fans are amazing. I’m not just saying that because I played for United. I know now because I’ve been on their side and I know the feeling they give you.“They really appreciated what I did and they were thankful. That is the best credit a player can get because when you do something and you get that response from the fans, it’s amazing.“They are 50 per cent of everything we do. Imagine if you played in empty stadiums… you would not play.“In Old Trafford, it was always full. Always. In every away game they always showed up, always supported.”Ibrahimovic managed 22 goals and seven assists in 26 MLS games for Galaxy in 2018 and had been strongly linked with a return to AC Milan in the January transfer window.LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates victory with the trophy after during the EFL Cup Final between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
25 flu-related deaths reported in San Diego last week KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 7, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — There were 25 influenza-related deaths reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this flu season’s total fatalities in the region to 231, the county Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.Last week also brought the end of a weeks-long downward trend in the total number of lab-confirmed flu cases, which officials say was caused by a spike in influenza B cases. That strain accounted for 335 of the 835 cases confirmed last week and represents double the percentage of influenza B cases for the whole season, according to the county.“A high number of deaths can typically be associated with severe seasons when the influenza A/H3 virus causes most of the illnesses,” said county public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. “The flu is still going strong and we’re seeing an increase in influenza B cases which typically occur later in the flu season. That is why it’s important that people continue getting vaccinated and taking other preventive measures.”The vaccine protects against influenza A H3N2, pandemic H1N1-like and two influenza B strains.Wooten said the use of detailed reporting systems also contributes to high numbers compared to prior years and in other parts of the country.This continues to be one of the region’s worst flu seasons on record.There were just 39 deaths at this time last year and 2,777 total confirmed cases, compared to 231 deaths and 15,135 cases this season.Vaccines are available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies. Those without insurance can go to a county public health center to get vaccinated. For a list of locations, visit www.sdiz.org or call 211. Posted: February 7, 2018
May 15, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI has learned the city and Port of San Diego have signed an agreement with developer 5th Avenue Landing to acquire a parcel of land next to the Convention Center.This opens the way for the long-stalled expansion on the Convention Center if it gets voter approval in November.Many have viewed this move as unconstitutional because the financing was a hotelier-approved room tax.The court ruled a tax increase has to be approved by the voters.Since then, 5th Avenue Landing went forward with plans to build two hotels, two acres of public plazas, a promenade and a rooftop garden plaza.An expansion could not occur without that 5-acre parcel. As the city moved to regain control of the land, 5th Avenue sued the city, saying it was interfering with its lease contract, which ends six years from now.A series of negotiations followed and Tuesday, KUSI learned a deal had been signed.Mayor Kevin Faulconer released the following statement regarding Fifth Avenue Landing:The City continues to be in confidential mediation with the Port and Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC. A settlement would be subject to approval by the City Council in a public hearing prior to becoming final.That deal, we’re told, will cost taxpayers upwards of $30 million. Updated: 2:50 PM Steve Bosh, Posted: May 15, 2018 With this deal done, one more big hurdle remains: getting it on the ballot and convincing the voters to approve the “Yes for a Better San Diego” initiative.To sweeten this for the voters, the initiative includes funds for the homeless.“Once this initiative is passed, in the first five years, the initiative will dedicate about $150 million for homelessness,” said Joe Terzi, president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority.However, the city says this remains in confidential mediation with the Port and 5th Avenue Landing. A settlement would be subject to approval by the council in a public hearing prior to becoming final.“In addition to the other benefits we heard about today, this measure has the potential to provide for much-needed housing programs for those experiencing homelessness,” said Deacon Jim of Father Joe’s Villages.The initiative is in the signature gathering phase for the November ballot.Expansion will generate 7,000 jobs and $40 million of economic impact annually.Richard Disbrow heads the Union of Workers at the Convention Center. He said it will double the number of jobs at the Convention Center.“This citizens’ initiative is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spur job growth in one of our city’s most important industries,” he said.The big hoteliers are funding the signature drive and are paying a premium to get this on the ballot.But even the smaller hotels will benefit by the overflow of visitors for large conventions, which hadn’t come here for lack of space.For Elvin Lai, owner of a small hotel in Pacific Beach, it’s about jobs and the economy.“The ‘Yes for a better San Diego!’ initiative will infuse more than $40 into our local economy,” Lai said. “We are supporting it, we hope every San Diegan will get out and vote, this is a great opportunity to produce economic benefits for San Diego.”The other incentive for voters is that the tax increase will not fall on them. It will be paid by the visitors to San Diego and the visitor industry is generating record numbers. San Diego Convention Center to expand? Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council yesterday approved funding for a navigation intake center for the homeless over the objections of four council members who said the center provides no shelter beds and guarantees no housing.The mayor agrees we need more housing but for now he’s focused on the short term needs of the homeless who are without shelter.In the meantime, the council has taken the lead on providing low cost housing by recently passed a resolution requesting each council district identify sites for 140 housing units that would get the city to 1260 units a number that would match the number of chronically homeless in the city.Additionally, the council hopes to expand the reach by including school districts land and property owned by the state. Steve Bosh, Posted: November 14, 2018 San Diego City Council approves funding for homeless navigation center November 14, 2018 Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom, City Councilwoman Barbara Bry announces 2020 candidacy for mayor Updated: 9:41 AM KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City Councilwoman Barbara Bry Wednesday announced her candidacy in San Diego’s 2020 mayoral race.Bry, a Democrat who represents Council District 1, is the first major candidate to formally announce a mayoral run.Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, is in the midst of his second and final term and Democrats are eyeing a chance to take the mayorship — technically a non-partisan position — in a city that is trending further to the left.“I want our city to be a model for cities around the country and all over the world,” Bry said in a campaign announcement video. “I want us to be a model in how we treat everyone with equity and respect.”Bry is a former journalist and high-tech entrepreneur who ran for City Council in 2016. Her quiet filing of candidacy paperwork last month flew mostly under the radar. She has served as the council’s president pro tem since 2017 and was one of the first elected officials in the city to endorse the SDSU West plan to redevelop SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley.After leaving journalism, Bry founded companies such as ProFlowers.com and Athena San Diego, which helps women in STEM industries, as well as Run Women Run, which supports and encourages pro-choice women to run for elected office.“I love this city,” Bry said. “I believe a large part of my business success is because I was fortunate enough to end up in San Diego. I was a white woman with a Harvard MBA, so I had a lot of doors that were open to me that are not open to a lot of people in San Diego and I want to make sure they get the same opportunities that I had.”Bry’s potential competition in the June primary could include Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, and, among Republicans, City Councilman Mark Kersey and former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter January 2, 2019 Posted: January 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings