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SWAT Team Discovers Massive Illegal Marijuana Grow In Riverside RIVERSIDE - A massive illegal marijuana grow spanning an entire city block was discovered by authorities in Riverside after neighbors noticed a strong smell. About 40,000 plants were found inside of a nursery greenhouse, with the potential to produce 20,000 pounds of pot, an estimated street value of $20 million.

The Motor Transport Museum annual open house fundraiser SAN DIEGO - The Motor Transport Museum will hold its annual Open House fundraiser. Joining KUSI to talk more about the event and show off some cars is KUSI Auto Expert Dave Stall and Bryan Butler with Motor Transport Museum.

Suspect Arrested In Murder Of 76-Year-Old Woman In Arcadia ARCADIA - Authorities have arrested a man believed to be the suspect in the murder of a 76-year-old woman in Arcadia. Heber Enoc Diaz, 27, was arrested on suspicion of killing Chyong Jen Tsai, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Dr. Melanie Palm gives the 411 on melanomas SAN DIEGO - Doctor Melanie Palm, Board certified dermatologist at Art of Skin in Solana Beach joined KUSI to provide more info on melanomas. Free skin cancer screening on May 22nd.

Beach cleanup in Pacific Beach PACIFIC BEACH – The San Diego Carpenters Union is spending their Saturday cleaning up our beaches. Dave Scott is at Tourmaline Surf Park in Pacific Beach with more on the cleanup event. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterMore.

8-year-old girl killed in storm in Florida ATLANTA - A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

Man Who Was Shot Alongside Nipsey Hussle Released From Jail LOS ANGELES - A man who was shot alongside rapper Nipsey Hussle last month, a parolee who was jailed because he was with the slain performer at the time he was fatally shot, was released from jail Saturday morning. Lathan, 56, was one of two men wounded with Hussle when the rap star was gunned down outside his Hyde Park clothing store on March 31.

Sea to Ski Weekend With Chris back on the East Coast I decided to do two road trips myself - on Saturday to the coast at Rancho Palos Verde and on Sunday a full day trip up Rt 395 to Lone Pine and Alabama Hills BLM. Rancho Palos Verdes.

Politics: Liberal "Leadership" - Citizen Flight: Are people really fleeing the Bay Area in droves? Here's what new Census data says - SFGate Note: American citizens are fleeing the Bay area in significant numbers and "international migrants" are moving in, in their stead. This isn't just white flight, or black flight, it's Citizen Flight, and it should tell you something.

Once-Counterculture 420 Marijuana Holiday Goes Mainstream Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

Security guard shots man after confrontation at a bar in Little Italy SAN DIEGO - A security guard at a bar in the Little Italy community of San Diego wounded a man in the lower abdomen today when the man followed him out of the establishment after the two and some others had argued earlier, a police officer said. A little before 2 a.m.

Politics: Liberal "Leadership" - People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco - SFGate Note: If the radical left had their way, if their wasteful policies were implemented nation-wide, America would end up being one heck of a $#!++% nation. We definitely do not need that. Keep the crappy liberal governance in California, don't spread the hot mess nationwide.

Baby Boomers Basics is giving away free safety kits for older drivers SAN DIEGO - Baby Boomers Basics is giving away free safety kits to older drivers that will help first responders assist the driver in need in case of an emergency. Joining KUSI to discuss this further is KUSI Auto Expert Dave Stall and Christina Lynn Selter.

Four people arrested at DUI checkpoint in Escondido ESCONDIDO - Four people were arrested at an overnight driver's license / sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, a police lieutenant said today. "Two subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol," Escondido Police Lt. Kearney said.

El Cajon woman struck by vehicle, dies later at hospital EL CAJON - A woman in her 60's was struck by a vehicle in El Cajon and later died from her injuries at a hospital. Officers responded about 7:50 p.m. to the 800 block of South Mollision Avenue and located the victim, who was taken by paramedics to a hospital where she died, according to Lt.

Woman dies in 5-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes Recreational Area A woman injured in a 5-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes at the start of the holiday weekend has died. The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Friday night south of the Vent Pipe area prompting a large-scale emergency response.

SD Mesa College to award $170K in scholarships SAN DIEGO - San Diego Mesa College will award $170,000 in scholarships today to 175 students at the school's 26th annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The school will award 96 scholarships each worth between $250 and $2,500 to the students. According to the college, 76 students will receive more than one award.

More California Wildflowers 2019 Now that the drought has broken, California is bursting with wildflowers. These pictures were taken in two areas south of the San Francisco Bay Area. This slideshow requires JavaScript. There were carpets of baby blue eyes in Canyon del Oro - although this is a subspecies that is white rather than baby-blue.

Bubble Watch: California's population growth trails U.S. for 3 consecutive years Trend reported: As of July, census reports California had 39,557,045 residents - again, No. 1 in the nation - and up 157,696 in a year - the third-largest gain in the number of people. But the growth pace - the increase's size relative to the state's big population - was only 0.4% in 2018.

Officials Looking For Woman They Say Tossed Bag Of Puppies In Trash Bin Riverside County Animal Services is hoping the public can help them identify a woman who is allegedly shown tossing a bag filled with puppies into a trash bin in Coachella Thursday.

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1 Celtics looking to finish off a sweep, while Warriors,…Enlarge. ORLANDO, Fla. - The stars have been stars in these playoffs. Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers.

UPDATE: Power outage impacting portion of Morro Bay - Some PG&E customers in Morro Bay started the weekend out without power. According to PG&E, the outage started at 5:21 a.m. Saturday and was impacting 1,339 customers as of 8:15 a.m. Restoration is expected by 2 p.m. PG&E says crews are assessing the cause of the outage.

Lowry holds 1-stroke lead halfway through rainy RBC Heritage Shane Lowry completed his second round with a pair of…Enlarge. - Shane Lowry parred his final two holes Saturday to hold on to a one-stroke lead through two rounds in the rain-delayed RBC Heritage. Lowry was among 56 players who didn't finish Friday because of a nearly four-hour weather delay.

Coachella 2019: Photos of the performers and their fans from Friday, Weekend 2 It's the first day of the second weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and we are trying to soak in as many performances as we can. This gallery will be updated as we see more artists on Friday.

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