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Granite Hills football star remembered in school vigil | San Diego Union Tribune Granite Hills football star remembered in school vigil
Hundreds of friends, classmates, local sports fans and others hugged and fought back tears at Granite Hills High School on Friday night as they remembered the student many knew as The William Burton. “There are no words to sum up this tragedy,” football coach Kellan Cobbs said about the death of...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 16, 2017
Woman Shot in Stomach Outside Home in Cherokee Point Neighborhood | Times of San Diego Woman Shot in Stomach Outside Home in Cherokee Point Neighborhood
A woman was hospitalized early Friday morning but expected to survive after she was shot in the stomach outside a home in San Diego’s Cherokee Point neighborhood south of Normal Heights, police said. The 35-year-old victim walked into her home in the 3600 block of Wilson Avenue around about 1:45 a.m. and told her roommate […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Pardee Opening Weston Community with 415 Starter Homes in Santee | Times of San Diego Pardee Opening Weston Community with 415 Starter Homes in Santee
Pardee Homes is opening sales on Saturday for its Weston community of 415 contemporary starter homes in the Santee area. The new development features four styles ranging from 1,790 to 3,743 square feet in size and from the high $500,000s to mid $700,000s in price. Each home will have solar panels and a package of […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Man Who Fatally Shot SDPD Cop Could Face Death Penalty If Convicted | Times of San Diego Man Who Fatally Shot SDPD Cop Could Face Death Penalty If Convicted
A man accused of fatally shooting San Diego police Officer Jonathan “J.D.” DeGuzman and wounding his partner last year in Southcrest will face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said Friday. Jesse Michael Gomez, 56, is charged with murder, attempted murder and a special circumstance allegation of murder of a police officer. Judge Michael […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Fire at City Heights Apartment Building Displaces 9 People | Times of San Diego Fire at City Heights Apartment Building Displaces 9 People
A fire of unknown origin damaged a City Heights apartment building Friday, leaving nine people in need of emergency lodging. The blaze erupted in the attic of the residential complex in the 4200 block of 51st Street shortly after 3 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department. It took crews about 15 minutes […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Renamed Chargers Blood Drive ‘San Diego Cares’ This Saturday | Times of San Diego Renamed Chargers Blood Drive ‘San Diego Cares’ This Saturday
The replacement event for the long-running but now- defunct Chargers Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. The San Diego Cares Blood Drive starts at 8 a.m. and will be similar in nature to the old blood drive, but less Chargers-centric. Former Bolts Kellen Winslow, Kris Dielman, […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
High-Tech Jobs Lead UCSD’s List of Emerging Careers | Times of San Diego High-Tech Jobs Lead UCSD’s List of Emerging Careers
If you’re good at mathematics and computer programming, there are growing career opportunities for you in San Diego, according to a new study. The University of California San Diego Extension‘s annual “Emerging Careers” report listed the following 10 jobs  as having the highest career potential in San Diego:   Operations research analysts Interpreters and translators […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Man Who Scammed 17 into Medical Syringe Investing Gets 35 Years | Times of San Diego Man Who Scammed 17 into Medical Syringe Investing Gets 35 Years
One of two men who scammed 17 people into investing millions of dollars into a medical syringe prototype was sentenced Friday to 35 years and eight months in state prison. Matthew Mazur, 53, was convicted last month of 36 counts, including grand theft, securities fraud and theft from an elder. Co-defendant Carlos Manjarrez, 59, was […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
San Diego proton therapy center completes management transition | San Diego Union Tribune San Diego proton therapy center completes management transition
Since it opened in 2014, San Diego’s state-of-the-art proton therapy center has never drawn enough patients to fill its five treatment bays. New ownership hopes a broader outreach effort focusing on Southern California will change the $220 million facility’s fortunes. Formerly called the Scripps...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Dry weather to last through Christmas Eve | San Diego Union Tribune Dry weather to last through Christmas Eve
Winter will begin on Dec. 21st, but it won’t feel like it. San Diego is locked in a long-term weather pattern that will keep the region dry and reasonably warm through Christmas Eve, says the National Weather Service. “It’s possible that we won’t get any significant rain at all during the entire...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Trump protester files lawsuit saying police violated his civil rights at San Diego rally | San Diego Union Tribune Trump protester files lawsuit saying police violated his civil rights at San Diego rally
An anti-Donald Trump protester is suing the City of San Diego and police for allegedly violating his civil rights after last year’s post-election rally downtown. Marco Amaral, 26, filed the lawsuit in federal court Nov. 30. It alleges police used excessive force against Amaral after the protest...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
San Diego jury convicts Beverly Hills doctor in kickback, insurance fraud scheme | San Diego Union Tribune San Diego jury convicts Beverly Hills doctor in kickback, insurance fraud scheme
A San Diego federal jury this week convicted a Beverly Hills radiologist for his role in a massive fraud scheme that involved kickbacks for patient referrals so he could bill insurance companies more than $25 million in unnecessary medical services. Dr. Ronald Grusd operated California Imaging...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
A warm-blooded look at San Diego wildlife | San Diego Union Tribune A warm-blooded look at San Diego wildlife
Around this time of year, birders flock to forests and lagoons en masse, hoping to top last year’s tally for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. While that century-long tradition helped establish San Diego as a hotspot for biological diversity, the mammals that share those woodlands and...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
San Diego Weekend Guide: Dec. 15-17 | Times of San Diego San Diego Weekend Guide: Dec. 15-17
Frozen Fairgrounds Just in time for the chilly weather, the Del Mar Fairgrounds will open its holiday ice-skating rink this weekend. Frozen Fairgrounds at Del Mar, which opens at noon Friday, will be available for public ice skating through Dec. 30. The rink is the largest holiday ice skating rink in San Diego. Not in […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
When is secrecy in government okay? | San Diego Union Tribune When is secrecy in government okay?
The concepts of transparency, confidentiality and secrecy are colliding as two major San Diego institutions are working to fill a couple of the region’s most vital jobs. The city of San Diego is conducting a search for a new police chief and San Diego State University is looking for a president....
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Issa Says Final Republican Tax Bill Doesn’t Help California, Vows ‘No’ Vote | Times of San Diego Issa Says Final Republican Tax Bill Doesn’t Help California, Vows ‘No’ Vote
Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday he will break ranks again with the Republican Party and vote “no” on the final tax reform bill because it doesn’t help California. “While the bill agreed to in conference today makes some improvements, unfortunately, the changes do not go far enough to guarantee tax relief for constituents in my […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Pine Valley gets its new fire station | San Diego Union Tribune Pine Valley gets its new fire station
Pine Valley is a step closer to opening its new $8.2 million fire station. Last October, the Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead for a new fire station to replace an existing facility at 28850 Old Highway 80. On Dec. 13, ground was broken to signify coming construction. The facility will be...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Santee recreation group looking to end smoking on city trails | San Diego Union Tribune Santee recreation group looking to end smoking on city trails
Santee is the only city in the county that allows smoking in public parks, along beaches or on trails. That freedom has long been backed by Santee mayors and City Council members who say they are protecting the rights of smokers. But in January, the City Council is going to hear a recommendation...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
First Temp License to Sell Medical Marijuana Granted to Sorrento Valley Business | Times of San Diego First Temp License to Sell Medical Marijuana Granted to Sorrento Valley Business
A Sorrento Valley medical marijuana business was granted California’s first temporary recreational license and can begin selling recreational-use cannabis Jan. 1, officials said. “The Prohibition is now over,” Torrey Holistics said on its website Friday. “Celebrate the new normal.” The company was issued the first of four temporary licenses Thursday to begin retail sales of […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
2 Teens Arrested at Carlsbad Cafe; Accused of Brandishing Air Gun, Stealing Tips, Assault | Times of San Diego 2 Teens Arrested at Carlsbad Cafe; Accused of Brandishing Air Gun, Stealing Tips, Assault
Bystanders forcibly detained two teenagers at a Carlsbad cafe until police arrived and arrested them on suspicion of brandishing an air gun, stealing a tip jar and assaulting a woman, police said Friday. Giovanni Matteo Filippone Ojeda, 19, of San Diego and an unnamed juvenile were arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault, conspiracy, and weapon […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Major makeover | San Diego Uptown News Major makeover
By Ken Williams | Editor About a year from now, construction is expected to begin on the University Avenue Mobility Project (UAMP) to transform the busy east-west thoroughfare in North Park into a street with improved safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as automotive and transit traffic. To improve mobility and decrease travel time, traffic signals and enhanced pedestrian crossings will be added or removed along the 1.3-mile stretch of University Avenue from Interstate 805 west to Florida Street. The post Major makeover appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
New bookstore opens in South Park | San Diego Uptown News New bookstore opens in South Park
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt To paraphrase author Samuel Clemens, reports of the death of independent bookstores are an exaggeration, and, as proof, South Park has hosted the birth of a new one. Jennifer Powell and Seth Marko have reopened the space at 3010-B Juniper St. as The Book Catapult — and, for book lovers, it is a beautiful baby. The post New bookstore opens in South Park appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Booze, thighs and shakes | San Diego Uptown News Booze, thighs and shakes
By Frank Sabatini Jr. This summer the former S&M Sausage and Meat turned into a serious drinking establishment under the Trust Restaurant Group. It’s now Hundred Proof, where you can surf with your mouth wide open through a hefty inventory of whiskey while hopscotching between various gins, rums, agave and liqueurs. Or if boilermakers are your thing, you’ve landed in the right place for throwing down the liquor shots paired to beer. The casual, non-pretentious atmosphere allows for such hedonistic rituals in what feels like a hybrid of Starlite and The Rabbit Hole. The post Booze, th
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Guest Editorial:  The year in review in Congress | San Diego Uptown News Guest Editorial: The year in review in Congress
By Rep. Susan A. Davis The first session of the 115th Congress is coming to a close. While it is unacceptable that so many things were left to do, there were a few legislative achievements. First on that must-do list is passing a measure to protect the Dreamers. It is unconscionable that young people and their families live in fear of deportation when they have demonstrated their commitment to be model citizens. The post Guest Editorial: The year in review in Congress appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Uptown News Holiday Guide: Part 3 | San Diego Uptown News Uptown News Holiday Guide: Part 3
AR Workshop 1010 University Ave. Suite C211 92103 619-701-6794 arworkshop.com/sandiego AR Workshop is a boutique DIY (do-it-yourself) studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. Join an instructor-led workshop to make custom wood signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, tote bags and more. AR Workshop will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it. Check out the workshop schedule and find […] The post Uptown News Holiday Guide: Part 3 appeared first on San Diego Up
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Uptown News Food Briefs: Dec. 15, 2017 | San Diego Uptown News Uptown News Food Briefs: Dec. 15, 2017
By Frank Sabatini Jr Champagne expert Dustin Jones of Skurnik Wines will head up an informative tasting of French Champagne from 7 to 10 p.m., Dec. 22, at The Wine Lover in Hillcrest. Guests can drop in at any time during the indoor-outdoor event to sample four pours featuring three whites and one rosè, all hailing from within France’s Champagne province. The cost is $35 per person. 3968 Fifth Ave., 619-294-9200, thewineloversd.com. The post Uptown News Food Briefs: Dec. 15, 2017 appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Return of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ | San Diego Uptown News Return of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’
By Jean Lowerison What could be better for spreading Christmas cheer than that great story about Kris Kringle winning a court case and validating his claim to be the “real” Santa Claus? We’re in luck. San Diego Musical Theatre revives last year’s popular musical version of the old 1947 Lux Radio Hour broadcast of “Miracle on 34th Street” through Dec. 24 in its new home at the Horton Grand Theatre. The post Return of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Calendar: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018 | San Diego Uptown News Calendar: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018
Friday, Dec. 15 ‘Wings & Snow: A World of Masks’ Through Dec. 30, Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, 4168 Adams Ave. Exhibit celebrates the holiday season with a collection of masks in a variety of media including clay, fused glass, paint, mosaics, palm fronds and repurposed jewels. Guest artists include Carol Minear, a Kensington artist who uses palm fronds to create characters, and Maureen Robbins, an artist from Rochester, New York, who creates jeweled masks. Stmsc.org. ‘Jewels of […] The post Calendar: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018 appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Reincarnation in Mission Valley | San Diego Uptown News Reincarnation in Mission Valley
By Dr. Ink Some elements of Primos Mexican Food & Bar are brand new. Others not so much compared to when the establishment operated earlier this year as Primos Public Corner. Since reopening a few months ago under the new name, the owners initially introduced happy hour Sunday through Thursday, slashing the prices of all drinks by 50 percent. That changed, however, on the early December day I ducked in for a cheap nosh and drink. The post Reincarnation in Mission Valley appeared first on San Diego Uptown News.
San Diego Uptown News | December 15, 2017
Candlelight Vigil Planned for Granite Hills Athlete Killed in Alpine Crash | Times of San Diego Candlelight Vigil Planned for Granite Hills Athlete Killed in Alpine Crash
A candlelight vigil is scheduled Friday evening in memory of William Burton, a star Granite Hills High School athlete killed in a traffic collision in Alpine. Authorities said the 17-year-old was riding in the back of a Jeep Wrangler that didn’t have a rear seat when the crash occurred shortly after a season-ending team banquet. […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Interstate 8 On-Ramp in Old Town | Times of San Diego Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Interstate 8 On-Ramp in Old Town
A pedestrian was killed early Friday morning in a crash on a freeway on-ramp in the Old Town area. The accident was reported at 12:12 a.m. on the Taylor Street on-ramp to Interstate 8, the California Highway Patrol reported. The pedestrian died at the scene, the highway patrol said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
La Jolla Children’s Pool Beach Closing for Annual Harbor Seal Pupping Season | Times of San Diego La Jolla Children’s Pool Beach Closing for Annual Harbor Seal Pupping Season
The annual closure of the Children’s Pool beach in La Jolla to give harbor seals space to give birth and wean their young is scheduled to begin Friday. People are kept away from the beach during “pupping season,” which runs from Dec. 15 to May 15. Visitors are generally discouraged from getting too close to […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
New Kasparian Sex Accuser: ‘I’m Afraid Right Now That He Might Take a Gun Out’ | Times of San Diego New Kasparian Sex Accuser: ‘I’m Afraid Right Now That He Might Take a Gun Out’
A new sexual harassment accuser of Mickey Kasparian exhibited palpable fear of the San Diego labor leader last week during a deposition where he was present. “I fear for my safety, almost for a year at this point, and I’m experiencing outbursts from this side of the room,” Melody Godinez said under oath Dec. 7, […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
San Diego Chamber Survey: Business Confidence Hits Another Low Point | Times of San Diego San Diego Chamber Survey: Business Confidence Hits Another Low Point
A survey on business confidence conducted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce hit its second-lowest point of the year last month, the organization reported Friday. The Business Outlook Index, in which roughly 200 chamber members report on conditions they expect over the next three months, landed at 14.2 in November, above only a […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Animal Welfare Officials Seek Person Who Let Large Dog Nearly Starve to Death | Times of San Diego Animal Welfare Officials Seek Person Who Let Large Dog Nearly Starve to Death
Animal-welfare officials reached out to the public Friday for help identifying and locating whoever allowed a large friendly dog to starve nearly to death before being found wandering weakly through Logan Heights. A man came across the emaciated cane corso, a breed also known as the Italian mastiff, last week and brought it to a […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Padres Acquire Freddy Galvis from Phillies to Fill Shortstop Gap | Times of San Diego Padres Acquire Freddy Galvis from Phillies to Fill Shortstop Gap
Fresh off the Winter Meetings where the San Diego Padres acquired Chase Headley, Bryan Mitchell, the club announced Friday it has traded a pitching prospect to the Philadelphia Phillies for Freddy Galvis. The move fills the Padres biggest need in the perennially vacant shortstop spot. In return for the 28-year-old Galvis, the Padres traded Minor League […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Local Business Confidence Dips in November, But Remains Positve | Times of San Diego Local Business Confidence Dips in November, But Remains Positve
Business confidence in San Diego dipped in November but remains in positive territory for the year, according to the latest monthly survey by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Business Outlook Index, in which roughly 200 chamber members report on conditions they expect over the next three months, stood at 14.2 in November, […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Chula Vista Man Denies Stabbing, Dumping Music Producer’s Body in Bay | Times of San Diego Chula Vista Man Denies Stabbing, Dumping Music Producer’s Body in Bay
A man accused of fatally stabbing a South Bay music producer whose body was discovered inside a barrel floating near the surface of San Diego Bay pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge. Timothy John Cook, 52, of Chula Vista is accused in the death of 28-year-old Omar Medina. Prosecutors said the victim was […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
El Cajon, Live Nation ink deal for concert venue | San Diego Union Tribune El Cajon, Live Nation ink deal for concert venue
The city of El Cajon has inked a five-year deal with one of the world's largest concert promoters to manage the East County Performing Arts Center, shuttered since 2009 because of safety concerns. But first the city needs to spend upwards of $6 million to repair and upgrade the 40-year-old venue...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
San Diego dispensaries prepping to add recreational sales Jan. 1 | San Diego Union Tribune San Diego dispensaries prepping to add recreational sales Jan. 1
Legal marijuana dispensaries in San Diego have begun applying for and receiving state licenses they need to begin selling to recreational customers when such sales become legal across California on Jan. 1. Torrey Holistics dispensary in Sorrento Valley became the first business in the state to...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Assemblywoman Fletcher says labor leader Kasparian should resign over harassment allegations | San Diego Union Tribune Assemblywoman Fletcher says labor leader Kasparian should resign over harassment allegations
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has called on San Diego labor leader Mickey Kasparian to resign his position with the county Democratic Party and various community organizations. It’s a public split between a politician and playmaker who have not only been important factors in their mutual...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Opinion: The Information Technology Debacle for California State Government | Times of San Diego Opinion: The Information Technology Debacle for California State Government
One of the great—and quite irksome—anomalies of California is that while its economy is largely driven by Silicon Valley’s digital innovation, its state government in Sacramento, just 100 miles northeast, has abysmally failed to use that technology effectively. It literally would take every bit of this space to even briefly list the many information technology […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Ex-USC football player turned crime boss sentenced to 21 years in prison | San Diego Union Tribune Ex-USC football player turned crime boss sentenced to 21 years in prison
Born into privilege, educated in good schools and an alum of the elite University of Southern California football brotherhood, Owen Hanson was set up for success. Perhaps a future boardroom CEO or a real estate magnate. But Hanson chose to use his talents and resources to become a different kind...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Body of Man Found Protruding from Donation Box on Chollas Creek Road | Times of San Diego Body of Man Found Protruding from Donation Box on Chollas Creek Road
The body of an unidentified man was found protruding from a metal donation box on a Chollas Creek-area roadside Friday, authorities said. The discovery in the 5300 block of University Avenue was reported about 7:45 a.m., according to San Diego police. The fatality appeared to have been accidental, possibly due to suffocation occurring after the […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Prosecutors will seek death penalty against man charged in police shooting | San Diego Union Tribune Prosecutors will seek death penalty against man charged in police shooting
A man accused of fatally shooting San Diego police Officer Jonathan “J.D.” DeGuzman and wounding his partner last year in Southcrest will face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said Friday. Jesse Michael Gomez, 56, is charged with murder, attempted murder and a special-circumstance allegation...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Labor problems shadow State Bar as it ends a year of upheaval, turmoil | San Diego Union Tribune Labor problems shadow State Bar as it ends a year of upheaval, turmoil
A year of turmoil and turnover at the State Bar of California is drawing to a close under another looming problem — labor issues including the possibility of a strike that could affect the bar’s primary mission of disciplining bad lawyers. The union representing most of the bar’s rank-and file...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Children's Pool closes for pupping season as legal war continues | San Diego Union Tribune Children's Pool closes for pupping season as legal war continues
The controversial beach in La Jolla known as Children’s Pool closed Friday for seal pupping season for the second year in a row despite a court ruling last year that found the restrictions illegal. The beach, which was created using 330-foot crescent-shaped concrete seawall, will be closed through...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Iraq war vet with PTSD gets 16 to life for killing his friend | San Diego Union Tribune Iraq war vet with PTSD gets 16 to life for killing his friend
A former Marine who served two tours in Iraq was sentenced Thursday to 16 years to life in prison for stabbing a friend to death in the friend’s Oceanside home as the victim’s two toddlers slept. Last month, a North County jury convicted David Anthony Strouth, who has post-traumatic stress disorder,...
San Diego Union Tribune | December 15, 2017
Hundreds of Child Porn Videos on Oceanside Teacher’s Computers, Prison Sentence Handed Down | Times of San Diego Hundreds of Child Porn Videos on Oceanside Teacher’s Computers, Prison Sentence Handed Down
An Oceanside man who once worked as a substitute teacher for the Temecula Valley Unified School District and as a private tutor for children was sentenced Friday to more than 16 1/2 years in prison for distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography. Marlin Lee Gougher, 59, was convicted of the crimes in September. Jurors concluded […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017
Woman, Accomplice Arrested; Suspects in Pacific Beach Home Invasion | Times of San Diego Woman, Accomplice Arrested; Suspects in Pacific Beach Home Invasion
A woman who allegedly took part in a Pacific Beach home invasion robbery, then made her getaway by stealing a police SUV that she drove into Mission Bay, was in custody Friday, along with her alleged accomplice, who was arrested at the scene of the initial crime. The home invasion occurred around 9:10 p.m. Thursday […]
Times of San Diego | December 15, 2017