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SD Council Committee Approves Audit Plan | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
  The San Diego City Council’s Audit Committee Wednesday approved a work plan for upcoming reviews of various city programs and departments. The fiscal year 2019 schedule for City Auditor Eduardo Luna’s office includes 16 performance audits and a handful of other activities. Audits ...
Trial Begins for Man Accused of 2011 Double Homicide in Golden Hill | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
An attorney for a man accused of gunning down a man and his adult son at a Golden Hill bus stop told jurors Tuesday that the largely circumstantial evidence does not prove his client committed the murders. Marlon Johnson, 40, is charged with killing Darryl Hunter, 49, and his 30-year-old son Keith B...
Fire Chars Nearly 30 Acres Near U.S.-Mexico Border | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A wildfire charred several dozen open acres in the far southern reaches of San Diego County on Tuesday afternoon before ground and airborne crews were able to gain control of the flames. The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 2 p.m. in an area known as Tin Can Canyon, just north of the U.S.-Mex...
Early Morning Blaze Damages Normal Heights Latino Grocery | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
Updated at 11:15 a.m. July 18, 2018 A malfunctioning tortilla machine sparked a fire at a Normal Heights grocery store early Wednesday, authorities reported. The non-injury blaze at Pancho Villa Farmer’s Market, 3245 El Cajon Blvd., erupted about 5 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue ...
West Nile Found in San Diego County | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
West Nile virus made its first appearance of the summer in San Diego County this week when a batch of mosquitoes trapped in Santee tested positive for the viral infection, county officials announced Wednesday. West Nile virus mainly affects birds, but it can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes th...
Littoral Combat Ship Builder Opens 200-Person Office in San Diego | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
Austal USA announced Tuesday the opening of an office in San Diego to support two new classes of multi-hull vessels that it is building for the Navy. The Australian company is the supplier for the unique trimaran-hull Independence-class littoral combat ships, with all eight based in San Diego and mo...
Pedestrian Killed by SUV on Interstate 805 in Lincoln Park Area | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A person was struck and killed Wednesday by an SUV on Interstate 805 in the Lincoln Park area, necessitating the closure of multiple freeway lanes during the morning commute. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 4 a.m. of a person walking on the shoulder of I-805 near Imperial Avenue for unkn...
MTS Grids for Comic-Con with More Trains, ‘Stranger Things’ Station | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is gearing up to serve more than 400,000 passengers during Comic-Con, scheduling more trains and placing a Sci-Fi monster atop a downtown station. “This is an event where transit is key to moving people,” said Paul Jablonski, MTS chief executive ...
Palomar, City College to Receive Free, Low-Cost e-Textbooks for Students | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
Palomar College and San Diego City College are among nine colleges nationwide that will participate in a program providing free to low-cost digital textbooks and other course resources to students, it was announced Tuesday. Palomar and SDCC were among 31 applicants that sought access to openly licen...
San Diego Christian College Gets Suspended by State Tax Agency | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
The state Franchise Tax Board suspended San Diego Christian College for failing to file a tax return. That means the school can’t legally do business.
Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across San Diego Region on Wednesday | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
The National Weather Service office in San Diego said thunderstorms are possible throughout the region on Wednesday with an overall 20 percent chance. ” A few showers and thunderstorms are possible today, especially in the mountains and deserts,” the weather service said. Highs are forec...
Man Found Dead of Gunshot Wound in Car on El Cajon Boulevard | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood. Dispatchers received a report shortly after 12:35 a.m. of a person with a gunshot wound in a vehicle at Park Boulevard and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree s...
Protesters disrupt third consecutive City Council meeting in National City | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
A group of protesters shut down a City Council meeting in National City Thursday, shouting from their seats their frustration over the death of a man who had been arrested by police and the ongoing investigation into the case. Police declared the meeting out of order and instructed members of the...
Plan would allow more development in Old Town, but preserve historic core | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
San Diego’s Old Town neighborhood would see a surge in housing and commercial projects surrounding the area’s historic core of parks and tourist attractions under a new growth blueprint city officials are proposing. The plan aims to preserve the area’s Old California ambience, but still help s...
Del Mar says 'No' to Coastal Commission | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
Del Mar’s City Council agreed this week to reject the California Coastal Commission’s suggested changes to the city’s proposed short-term rental ordinance. “Standing up for what matters is in our DNA,” Mayor Dwight Worden said at the council meeting Monday. “We can’t let short-term ren...
Woman in SUV Leads CHP on 3-Hour Chase from Santee to Los Angeles | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A woman who led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase from Santee to the Los Angeles area was pulled from the vehicle and taken into custody Tuesday evening on northbound Interstate 5. The chase began about 7:30 p.m. on the westbound state Route 52, approaching state Route 125 in Santee when...
Cancer took San Diego woman's tongue. Doctors, a leg muscle and her fierce will created a new one | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
The cure sounded nearly as bad as the cancer. To save Cynthia Zamora’s life, Dr. Joseph Califano would have to cut out nearly all of her tongue, eliminating her ability to eat, drink or speak. Moreover, the operation would be followed by months of sharp pain and stomach-roiling nausea. This dire.....
No big deal or a 'bloodbath'? Mission Beach reacts to city council limits on Airbnb rentals | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
Maurice Maio is the owner of San Diego Beach King, a vacation rentals business in Mission Beach. But he didn’t sound like royalty on Tuesday, one day after the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance restricting short-term rentals and eliminated a proposal by the mayor to make an exception for....
Safeguard Countryside initiative unlikely to qualify for November ballot | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
Although backers are still hoping for the best, it appears highly unlikely a ballot initiative that would require countywide voter approval for large housing projects in the backcountry will appear on the November ballot. The math and the timing simply don’t appear to work. The group behind the...
Parti-mutuel workers get new agreement, won't strike at Del Mar | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
The executive board of the union that represents pari-mutuel workers at California race tracks and satellite centers agreed on Tuesday to send a new working agreement to its membership to be ratified. Local 280 members voted last week to strike – a move that could have affected Del Mar’s opening...
San Diegan sets American cross-country bike record | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
A 50-year-old cyclist from El Cajon set the record this month at an ultra-distance American bicycle race that stretched from Oregon to Virginia. Peter Anderson outperformed a field of 114 competitors and completed the 4,300-mile race, the 5th annual Trans Am Bike Race, in 16 days 20 hours and 41...
Number of Male Critics Negatively Affects Female Filmmakers, SDSU Study Says | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
The imbalance of male film critics negatively impacts the exposure and evaluation of female-led films and films with women directors, according to a newly released San Diego State University study. Martha Lauzen with SDSU’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that male c...
24-Year-Old at Downtown Hostel Diagnoised with Meningitis | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A person who spent time at the USA Hostel in downtown San Diego has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old previously healthy individual, whose name was withheld, was admitted to a local hospital Saturday and...
Tijuana Man Gets 8 Years in Prison for Role in Immigrant Smuggling Deaths | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
A Tijuana man has been sentenced in San Diego to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation that led to two undocumented immigrants being struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 5. Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez, 33, pleaded guilty in April to two counts of bri...
Opinion: Democratic Left Wing Wants to Jettison Influential Sen. Feinstein | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 18, 2018
Last weekend, the California Democratic Party’s “executive committee” voted to endorse state Sen. Kevin de León’s longshot bid to unseat Dianne Feinstein, California’s U.S. senator for more than a quarter-century. The action says more about the party than it does about Feinstein. It tells...
San Diego Union Tribune | July 18, 2018
From cancer prevention to healthy eating, Sharp HealthCare plans to offer dozens of free education classes at libraries and recreation centers throughout the City of San Diego. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer named Sharp the city’s official “Health and Wellness Partner” Tuesday, after reaching...
San Diego Voice | July 18, 2018
NNPA NEWSWIRE By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) Black mothers are dying and it’s time to do something about it. Every year, more than 700 American mothers lose their lives to pregnancy or birth-related complications. Some medical professionals estimate that at least half, if not more, of these...
San Diego Voice | July 18, 2018
by Dee Van Rensalier-Warren Due to President Trump’s Separation Policy, hundreds of children, toddlers and babies have been snatched away from their illegal immigrant parents, parents who are seeking asylum at American borders. These parents are extremely stressed, some hysterical, over Border Pat...
San Diego Voice | July 18, 2018
By Adedamola Agboola, blackenterprise.com Mellody Hobson, one of the most respected and knowledgeable black business leaders, will move up to the role of vice chair at Starbucks when longtime chairman Howard Schultz steps down at the end of the month. After Starbucks’ tumultuous year, marked with ...
San Diego Voice | July 18, 2018
The current black hair care market is saturated with fad hair growth products, miracle elixirs and tragic hair straightening processes that are leaving black hair in a state of crisis. Many black women use a plethora of hair care products that contain chemicals that can interfere with their hormones...
Man Accused in Greyhound Bus Stabbing Denies Attempted Murder | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
A man accused of stabbing a fellow passenger during a fight on a Greyhound bus, forcing the driver to pull over on the freeway near University City, pleaded not guilty Monday to an attempted murder charge. Superior Court Judge Michael Groch said 35-year-old Gilbert Dominguez — who has a prior ...
SeaWorld Returns Seal Rescued at La Jolla Children’s Pool to Ocean | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
A harbor seal with the most severe neck wound that Sea World’s rescue team had ever seen was returned to the ocean after undergoing rehabilitation at the San Diego theme park. The female seal was rescued from the La Jolla Children’s Pool on June 29. A gill net embedded into the animal...
San Diego Getting ‘Game Changer’ Blackhawk Firefighting Helicopter | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
San Diego Fire-Rescue announced Tuesday it will add a new helicopter to its fleet designed to help find and extinguish wildfires quicker, perform rescue missions and deliver initial medical care. The S-70 Blackhawk helicopter provided by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will be modified by a thi...
National University System Expands with Acquistion of Northcentral University | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
San Diego-based National University System announced Tuesday an agreement to acquire Northcentral University, another local institution known for its innovative online masters and doctoral programs. Northcentral, which was founded in 1996, offers 19 doctoral programs and 20 master’s degree program...
City Council Limits Short-Term Rentals to Owner’s Primary Residence | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
The San Diego City Council on Monday voted down a proposal by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to regulate short-term rentals and passed a compromise measure championed by councilwomen Barbara Bry and Lorie Zapf. The new ordinance will limit short-term rentals by Airbnb, HomeAway and other services to an owne...
City Council Rejects Mayor’s Short-Term Rentals Proposal, Passes Bry and Zapf’s Plan | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
The San Diego City Council on Monday voted down a proposal by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and passed councilwomen Barbara Bry and Lorie Zapf’s proposal regulate short-term rentals. The votes were 6-3 against the mayor’s proposal and 6-3 for Bry and Zapf’s proposal. Last week, B...
Rep. Peters Calls on Congress to Censure Trump After Summit ‘Betrayal’ | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Rep. Scott Peters on Monday called for a Congressional vote to censure President Trump after his refusal to acknowledge Russian attacks on the 2016 election. “President Trump’s disgraceful remarks in Helsinki betray our American democracy in the face of its most dangerous adversary,” the D...
Woman Stabs Man She Thought Abused Dog | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
A dispute over perceived animal abuse on a Core-Columbia roadside Monday led to a stabbing that left a pedestrian nursing a minor wound and a woman behind bars, authorities reported. The violent encounter began about 9:30 a.m., when a man’s Chihuahua jumped out of his arms as he was walking in...
Chula Vista Teen Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs, Undocumented Migrants | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to recruiting classmates at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista to smuggle narcotics into the United States from Mexico. Phillip Junior Webb of Tijuana admitted that he arranged for juvenile couriers to smuggle a total of 6.18 kilograms of...
How to Enjoy Comic-Con 2018 Without The Coveted Badge | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Got shut out of Comic-Con again? Don’t fear. There are plenty of sights and activities scattered throughout downtown for fans who don’t have those coveted Comic-Con badges. Perhaps the best option for those without a badge is the Nerdist House, which will be open from Thursday, July 19, through ...
San Diego Native Carly Craig, Edgy-Sexy Comic, Takes Latest Swipe at Stardom | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Five years ago, Amy Schumer debuted her sex-saturated “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central. On July 25, native San Diegan Carly Craig hopes her own show also catches fire. But the eight-episode binge bait on YouTube Premium won’t be called “Inside Carly Craig.” More l...
San Diegan CoCo Vandeweghe Signs with Aviators; Native Son Taylor Fritz Shines in Season Opener | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
San Diegan CoCo Vandeweghe, who is currently ranked No. 19 the Women’s Tennis Association, has signed with the San Diego Aviators for the second season in a row, the team announced Tuesday. The Australian Open and U.S. Open singles semifinalist will make her first 2018 World TeamTennis appear...
Hats and Horses Return to Iconic Del Mar Racetrack on Wednesday | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Global pop-culture may be taking over downtown San Diego this week, but tradition reigns farther north with opening day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Wednesday. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., the first race is at 2 p.m. and the famous annual hat contest closes at 3 p.m. in the Plaza de Mexico. Afte...
1 Dead in Rollover Crash on Interstate 8 near Alpine | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
One person was killed Tuesday morning in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 8 near Alpine in East San Diego County. The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 8, west of the Dunbar Lane exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver lost control, and the car rol...
San Diego’s Professional Indoor Lacrosse Franchise Now Has a Team | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
San Diego’s newest professional sports franchise, the San Diego Seals, now actually has a team. The Seals, an indoor National Lacrosse League expansion team, drafted nine players Monday to complete its roster. The team will begin play at the Valley View Casino Center in November 2018. The team...
'Very much counter to the plan': Trump defies advisers in embrace of Putin | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | July 17, 2018
Administration officials had hoped that maybe, just maybe, Monday's summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin would end differently - without a freewheeling 46-minute news conference in which Trump attacked his own FBI on foreign soil and warmly praised archrival Russia....
Upcoming Young Anglers’ Tournament at Shelter Island Pier | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
A fun day of fishing is planned for Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Shelter Island Pier located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive in Point Loma. This free fishing event, the Annual Young Anglers Tournament is open to all young anglers 6 to 15 years old. No experience is necessary. Use of loaner fishing tackle...
Surfrider Foundation to File Lawsuit Over Sewage Spills | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Updated at 10:55 a.m. July 17, 2018 The Surfrider Foundation announced Tuesday that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal agency in charge of water and sanitation issues at the U.S.-Mexico border for its inability to stop Tijuana River sewage flows from polluting local beaches. Specifically, t...
Gavin Newsom Endorses Sunday Gover for 77th Assembly District | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday endorsed Sunday Gover in the race for the 77th Assembly District. Gover, a political newcomer, is challenging incumbent Republican Brian Maienschein in the district that includes Scripps Ranch, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont, Ca...
Hunter Challenger Campa-Najjar Gets New Endorsements, Fundraising Grows | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | July 17, 2018
Democratic Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar picked up endorsements this week from Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren while reportedly out-raising incumbent Duncan Hunter. Harris said Campa-Najjar “understands that we can have a strong economy and protect workers, the environmen...