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Francine Busby’s fight to Congress

Francine Busby is the Democrat running against Republican Brian Bilbray for the 50th district seat in Congress. This is Francine's third attempt to take the seat from the GOP and a personal quest to out a man she considers a carpetbagger. Busby joined us on Good Morning San Diego to share more about why she should win the seat.

Ultimate core workout

The key to a strong physique is a solid core and today on Good Morning San Diego our fitness expert, Cindy Whitmarsh was here with the ultimate core workout.

Mayor urges suspension of public art funding policy

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Jerry Sanders sent a memo Thursday urging the San Diego City Council to suspend a policy that provides funding for public art in certain capital improvement projects. The policy, adopted in 2004, mandates that 2 percent of the cost of certain municipal construction projects over $250,000 be allocated for public art. According to Sanders' memo,…

Study: San Diego among top 10 college towns in America

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego is the eighth best large college town in America, beating out 214 other metropolitan areas in a study released this week. The American Institute for Economic Research, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, examined 222 metropolitan areas with student populations of 15,000 or more for the study, which came out Tuesday. Information for the study came…

Escondido police asking for help in locating child molester

ESCONDIDO (CNS) – Escondido police are hoping the public can help them locate a rapist and child molester who failed to be fitted with a GPS device upon his release from prison nearly three weeks ago. Paul Franklin Castro, 53, was released from prison Aug. 30 and failed to report to state parole officials to be fitted with a GPS…

Actor convicted of premeditated attempted murder

VISTA (CNS) – A character actor was convicted Thursday of premeditated attempted murder and assault for stabbing his girlfriend more than 20 times after showing up in the backyard of her San Marcos home two years ago. Shelley Malil — who played an electronics store clerk in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” — was acquitted of a burglary charge. Deliberations began Wednesday…

Developing Story: Man dies in San Diego Police custody

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 36-year-old man in police custody died overnight at the San Diego Police Department's downtown headquarters while being processed into jail, police said. The death occurred about a quarter to midnight at 1401 Broadway, according to San Diego police. Earlier in the evening, at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, the man was arrested on suspicion of attempting…

CLOSED CAPTIONIST

KUSI NEWS is looking for a part-time closed captionist for nights and weekends. Job requirements: 1+ years captioning experience (TV broadcast captioning experience a +) College degree preferred. Create closed captioning for pre-recorded and live programming. Transcribe source material into caption files, and formats text into appropriate captioning styles. Research Internet and other sources for correct spellings, terms, and information…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

KUSI NEWS is looking for a full-time research assistant. Job requirements: Must be extremely proficient at surfing the net for specific information. Researchers will use various search engines and websites to research and collect content needed for news stories and to evaluate the material that they find and help determine whether that content is factual or not. Job Skills: Must…

About KUSI NEWS

KUSI is the rarest of the rare, a true independent television station competing with nine network affiliates (including Spanish language stations and PBS). Its independence allows KUSI to be 100% local, able to break at any time for important news stories. Already more than seven and one half hours a day are dedicated to local news on weekdays, and four…

Memorial Run for Grads Killed in Crash

Dozens of friends and family members gathered at Swami's beach this morning to honor two loved ones killed in a fiery crash Monday night. Natalie Nield and Amanda Post, both recent graduates of Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley, were in an SUV that collided with a van on Highway 395 five miles south of Bishop. The girls and…