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Ramona Water District Under Fire

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – A Ramona woman called KUSI's Michael Turko when she got a water bill that just doesn't add up. Turko says she's trying to live off the grid, but even that has a price tag.She never asked to be hooked up to the water system, and the previous owner of her property had the water service…

DMV Change Of Heart

Monday, September 20, 2010 – One week ago KUSI's Michael Turko showed us how a military widow was getting the cold shoulder from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV told her she wasn't entitled to California license plates, but after Turko exposed that ugly situation, motor vehicle officials made a u-turn. She's a young military widow whose husband…

Bogus Fire Lane Eradicated

Thursday, September 16, 2010 – KUSI's Michael Turko has a victory to report tonight on a red curb fire lane investigation he began last spring. Turko says it means residents of lots of older neighborhoods all over the city can breathe a little easier tonight.I opened this investigation when the mayor's office ordered the fire department to put in a…

The Thunderboats Are Back!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 – KUSI's Michael Turko exposed big problems with the Mission Bay boat races last April, but now Turko says race-organizers are getting their act together…and hoping to put on a stellar event this weekend.Last April it looked like a San Diego tradition was about to go under. The boat races on Mission Bay were facing major…

DMV Tells Military Widow “Tough Luck!”

Monday, September 13, 2010 – A military widow called KUSI's Michael Turko when she got crosswise with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Turko says that's not unusual, but the facts of this case deserve special scrutiny.Casualties in military service are unavoidable, and because of that the armed forces have a pretty good system in place to tie up the…

Turko And Neighbors Want Answers!

Thursday, September 9, 2010 – Some San Marcos homeowners asked KUSI's Michael Turko to find out what's going on with a construction project that's been disrupting their lives for months. So tonight Turko pays a visit to San Marcos city hall… to get some answers in person. In my last report I showed you how a one point nine million…

San Marcos Street Improvement A Bad Joke!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – Some San Marcos homeowners called KUSI's Michael Turko when a city construction project in their neighborhood went haywire. Turko says it was supposed to improve the neighborhood, but it left them living in limbo with a huge mess instead. Don't talk to the people who live on Rock Springs Road in San Marcos about neighborhood…

Big Turnaround For Jess Martin Park

Monday, September 7, 2010 – Some Julian residents called KUSI's Michael Turko when money issues shut down one of their favorite public parks. That was back in February of 2008, but now Turko says that park has been rebuilt and re-opened.This ones a ribbon cutting we can all be proud of. Julian's community leaders and their county supervisor worked together…

Golf Course In Denial About Car Damage

Thursday, September 2, 2010 – KUSI's Michael Turko has been getting calls from more drivers who say they were hit by golf balls on the freeway. And Turko says legal experts now say the golf course itself can be held liable for bad shots by individual golfers.A golf ball hit off a tee leaves the club head at over a…

The Zoo Hurts Our Community?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 – An amateur photographer called KUSI's Michael Turko when an ugly banner cropped up at one of her favorite locations. Turko says it's a union “shame” banner, and it's right in front of the main gate to the San Diego Zoo.I've shown you these union “shame on you” banners before, and taken a look at both…

Veteran’s Home Refuses To Pay Bill

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 – KUSI's Michael Turko says the state budget crisis is putting a local business in serious jeopardy. Turko says a big state agency is refusing to pay their bill as the budget crisis comes home to roost. Here's a guy who did emergency work for the state to repair fire damage at a veterans home he…

Big Sewer Bill For Zero Water Use!

Monday, August 30, 2010 – With another water rate increase on the horizon, KUSI's Michael Turko exposes a bizarre water case tonight, Turko says a San Diego man is using almost no water at all, but his bill is over 80-dollars a month. Here's a guy who's remodeling a vacant house and just needs one water faucet outside to mix…

A Killer Tune

Joe Arpaio is known as “America's toughest sheriff” and because of it faces death threats daily, but never before, have they come in the form of song.  A band from San Diego created the song and is promoting it on places like You-Tube.  The song is called “Kill Joe Arpaio!”  As you can see there is nothing subtle about it,…

Skate Safety Tips

Skateboarding can be a lot of fun. But along with the fun comes the chance of injury. KUSI's Tom Jordan wants you to know that wearing the proper safety gear is the best way to protect yourself in case of an accident. – Sticking to designated skate parks is great way to skateboard safely. San Diego has many skate parks…