17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway KUSI Newsroom June 13, 2019 Posted: June 13, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host 17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is happening Thursday, June 13 on the USS Midway.This event is said to be the largest sake tasting event open to the public in Southern California, and includes tasting from more than 40 beer, sake and restaurant vendors.The festival hosts 1,000 San Diegans and visitors each year to enjoy tuna cutting demonstrations (and fresh sashimi), samplings of beer, sake and local Japanese cuisine, dynamic Japanese drumming performances and musical entertainment from DJ Oggy.Festival proceeds benefit the Japan Society‘s educational programs including language competitions, internships and educational and sports exchanges that connect the people of Japan and the San Diego/Tijuana region. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Former Bank of Clark County executive David Kennelly on Friday was sentenced to four months in prison for hiding loan appraisals from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examiners in the months before the bank’s failure. The sentence, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan in Tacoma also included three years of supervised release and a $5,000 fine for the Vancouver resident. “It is appropriate that there be a sentence that allows others to look and say, ‘This is serious’ … and encourages other bankers to be honest with the FDIC,” Bryan said in a statement.Kennelly, 49, pleaded guilty in February to a “scheme to conceal material facts,” a felony charge that carried a maximum potential sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He admitted to hiding appraisals in November 2008 on 17 properties that had lost significant value and represented a large loan loss to the bank. As a result, FDIC inspectors told the bank to set aside $3.5 million in loan-loss reserves, instead of the $16.7 million the regulators would have required with the correct information. The bank’s rating was subsequently downgraded, and regulators seized the bank about two months later, on Jan. 16, 2009.
Reservations are being accepted for a workshop on housing needs for the elderly.The workshop is being held by Clark County’s Aging Readiness task force, which is seeking ideas and professional expertise about the community’s future needs regarding housing.The workshop is the first of five the task force will host as the members develop an Aging Readiness Plan, which will eventually be submitted to Clark County commissioners.The workshop is 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.Reservations are required, due to space limitations. Call 360-397-2280, ext. 4958, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.A schedule of the remaining four workshops and the topics can be found here.— The ColumbianClark County’s older set — baby boomers and their parents — are the targeted market for a slate of new senior communities proposed from east Vancouver northward to the Salmon Creek area.
A fire lit in a defective fireplace caused $100,000 in damage to a Vancouver house Saturday morning.Vancouver Fire Department responded to the fire at 7600 N.E. 128th Ave. at 6:11 a.m. When firefighters arrived five minutes later, the fire had reached the roof, with flames surrounding the chimney, Capt. Chris Moen said.Three adults were living in a travel trailer on the property. None of them claimed to be living in the house, Moen said. However, one of the adults went inside the house to warm up and started a fire in the fireplace.Heat from the fire ignited framing around the fireplace. From there, the flames climbed the walls to the roof, Moen said.The fire was deemed an accident. No one was injured.The parents of one of the adults own the house, Moen said. The homeowner is Randy Mason, according to county property records.The house was fully furnished but had no water or electricity, Moen said. It’s unclear if anybody had been living in it, he said. The fire caused about $40,000 in damage to possessions inside.Firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:29 a.m.
A cane in his hand, the man approached the front of the conference room. Behind him, a picture of a demolished truck appeared on an overhead screen.A dark-haired woman handed him a microphone as he faced the audience of 100 people.“My name is Doug Miner,” he said. “And I’m an alcoholic.”Miner explained how the photo of his truck was taken after he drove drunk in 1997 and crashed into a wall in Portland. He wasn’t supposed to live. Today, the victim of a traumatic brain injury has short-term memory problems and has had to teach himself basic motor skills.“Everything I do, the doctors said I couldn’t do,” the 43-year-old Vancouver man said. “I had to grow up all over again.”Miner shared his story to show the terrible potential effects of drinking and driving. His audience mostly consisted of DUI defendants who had been court-ordered to attend Clark County’s victim impact panel class.The DUI victim impact panel program, which reaches approximately 2,400 people a year, isn’t new; it’s been offered in Clark County for 20 years. Still, it comes with added importance now, proponents say, because of stiffer penalties for DUI drivers who kill.Last month, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a bill that raises the stakes for those convicted of DUI vehicular homicide to the same punishment as first-degree manslaughter. The sentence for a first-time offender used to be 31 to 41 months in prison. Now, offenders face 6- to 8-year terms.
About 10 firefighters are trained to pilot Clark County Fire & Rescue’s 19-foot rescue boat and respond to calls along the Columbia, Lewis and Lake rivers. The 19-foot rescue boat took a few minutes to get going. The engine whined like a car not wanting to start. Once it roared to life, Fire Capt. Abe Rommel slowly pulled out from the 5 Mill St. dock, next door to Ridgefield Kayak Rentals.Rommel pilots Clark County Fire & Rescue’s jet-powered boat at 5 mph near the marina; anything damaged by the boat’s wake will be CCFR’s responsibility. The wake-free areas where boats have to slow down can sometimes slow down rescue response times, he said.The crew is waiting for FEMA’s final approval to get two new boats, called Quick Response Vehicles, equipped to respond to medical emergencies on the water and fight fires along the waterfront.Rommel said the current boat was bought on surplus from the sheriff’s office. And before that, CCFR had a 17-foot Boston Whaler, which couldn’t protect the crew from the elements when they went out on calls.“I miss it,” Rommel said. “It’s like your first car.”For now, firefighters trained to be boat pilots navigate the rescue boat along the Columbia River — anywhere from Martin Island to Frenchman’s Bar.
A 34-year-old Vancouver man was accused of DUI and given a Clark County District Court date after crashing into transformer boxes near 192nd Avenue and Brady Road on Sunday evening.The crash was reported around 8:40 p.m. The crash caused about 1,900 people to lose power, said Erica Erland with Clark Public Utilities. Power was restored for many, she said.The driver did not appear to have serious injuries, said Capt. Dave James, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.“He sheared off a 5-inch diameter tree and three transformer boxes,” James said.Firefighters and police said 192nd was blocked for about an hour.The man was not arrested but given a court date, said Kim Kapp, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman. His name was not released.
This screen shot taken from the ask.fm website shows a social media page of Hanna Anderson. SAN DIEGO — A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year-old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother’s 16-year-old daughter, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday.The warrants do not describe the torture but say firefighters found the mother’s body in James Lee DiMaggio’s garage near a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. A dead dog was found under a sleeping bag in the garage with blood near its head.Investigators found the child’s body as they sifted through rubble.DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson exchanged about 13 calls before Hannah was picked up from cheerleading practice on Aug. 4. Both phones were turned off, and the home burned several hours later.DiMaggio, 40, was like an uncle to the children and close to the parents for nearly two decades. The warrants describe how DiMaggio took Hannah on multiday trips, most recently to Malibu and Hollywood.Hannah Anderson was rescued when FBI agents killed DiMaggio in the Idaho wilderness on Saturday, ending a six-day search that spanned much of the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. Hannah Anderson described on a social media site how she survived captivity and how she is coping with the deaths of her mother and brother.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama bestowed nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism,” one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war.Carter risked his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost four years ago.Then as an Army specialist, Carter sprinted from his barracks into a ferocious firefight, a day-long battle on Oct. 3, 2009, that killed eight of his fellow soldiers as they tried to defend their outpost — at the bottom of a valley and surrounded by high mountains — from the onslaught of a much larger force of Taliban and local fighters.Carter, 33, is a former Marine who later enlisted in the Army and is currently assigned to the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.He grew up in Spokane, and also has received a Purple Heart and many other military medals.”As these soldiers and families will tell you, they’re a family forged in battle, and loss, and love,” Obama said as Carter stood at his side and members of his unit watched in the White House East Room.
This weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed: Mayoral candidates vary on visionIn the past four years, the city of Vancouver has cut operational costs, improved its credit rating, landed major employers such as PeaceHealth, Integra and Farwest Steel Corp. and started a $40 million waterfront access project to transform the city’s west end.But no matter how many first-term accomplishments Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt cites, to some people he will forever be defined by his flip-flop on bridge tolls.Those people include his challenger, City Councilor Bill Turlay, who called the Columbia River Crossing the defining issue of the mayoral race.“This is going to be a referendum (on the CRC),” Turlay said of the Nov. 5 election.Read the full story here.Advisory votes get mixed reviewsA set of advisory votes next month will allow Clark County residents to weigh in directly on light rail, bus rapid transit and three proposed bridges across the Columbia River.The nonbinding measures will give voters up-or-down decisions on three bridge alignments: a replacement Interstate 5 bridge, a new bridge to the west of the freeway, and a new bridge to the east at Southeast 192nd Avenue. All three are described as “toll-free” proposals in the voters’ pamphlet.The measures don’t ask voters to favor one idea over another. Each is a separate measure, so a resident could vote in favor of all three, against all three, or any combination he or she chooses. An artist’s rendering of the proposed Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.