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Public to Weigh In on Parks for Massive Chula Vista Bayfront Project | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 22, 2018
Six years after the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to approve the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, which promises extensive development along the region’s coastline, the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista are asking residents and stakeholders to share their ideas...
Civil Rights Icon at Morse: John Lewis Exhorts Students to ‘Never Give Up!’ | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 22, 2018
Nate Powell, illustrator of the graphic memoirs “March,“ said Friday that some students learn only nine words about the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and “I have a dream.” Some 300 students at Morse High School can boast knowing a lot more. Having read...
No Charges for National City Police, Deputies in Earl McNeil’s Death | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
National City Police and sheriff’s deputies will not face criminal charges in connection with the death of a drug-impaired, mentally-ill man following his combative arrest in the South Bay city last spring, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday. Earl McNeil, 40, was high on methamp...
Woman Hospitalized with Major Injuries After Interstate 8 Crash | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday following a multi-vehicle crash in the College area that sent one woman to a hospital with major injuries, officials said. It happened shortly after 1:15 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 8 near College Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Ji...
San Diego Weekend Guide: Sept. 21 – 23 | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
San Diego Festival of Beer The 24th annual San Diego Festival of Beer returns this weekend. San Diego’s original beer festival, which benefits the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Pier. Guests attending the festival will sample 120 var...
January Trial Set for Man Charged in Condo Fire That Killed 2 Children | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
A Jan. 22 trial date was set Friday for a Rancho Bernardo man accused of drinking until he passed out with a lit cigarette in hand, causing a fire in his condominium that killed his two children. Henry Lopez, 38, is charged in the deaths last Oct. 28 of 7-year-old Isabella Lopez and 10-year-old Cris...
Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out $182,000 of Meth in Car’s Gas Tank | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Border Patrol agents in Campo arrested a Mexican man in possession of more than 52 pounds of methamphetamine after a dog sniffed out the drugs in the car’s gas tank. When a silver 2006 Nissan Maxima approach the checkpoint on Interstate 8 on Wednesday morning, the dog alerted agents. The driver of...
Man in Wheelchair Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in El Cajon | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Police searched Friday for the driver of a car who fled the scene in El Cajon after striking a 58-year-old man in a wheelchair, causing life-threatening head injuries. Officers and paramedics responded about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to a call of a pedestrian in a wheelchair that had been struck by a vehic...
SD to Share in Whole Foods $1.6M Settlement Over Hazardous Waste Allegations | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
City Attorney Mara Elliott announced Friday that her office, in coordination with other state and city agencies, reached a $1.6 million settlement with Whole Foods Market California Inc. and two related entities resolving allegations of unlawful handling and disposal of hazardous waste and materials...
2 Stabbed in Separate Fights at Same City Heights Street Corner | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Two people were stabbed within three hours Thursday evening in separate fights in the City Heights neighborhood and police said the incidents are related. The most recent incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Van Dyke Boulevard and University Avenue when three men walked up to the 22-ye...
Opinion: San Diego’s Summer Tourism Boom Was Brought to You by Water | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Three months ago, we predicted then that this would be one of the most successful summers for tourism in our county — and the season didn’t disappoint. More than 11 million people visited the county over the past three months, spending $3.5 billion and boosting our local economy. While it ma...
Caltrans: Three Major Freeway Closures This Weekend | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
On Saturday, Caltrans construction crews will close eastbound State Route 94 (SR-94) connector to southbound State Route 125 (SR-125) from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. for pavement repair. Detour signs will direct motorists to continue on eastbound SR-94 to Campo Road, turn left to Spring Street, turn right o...
Navy to Christen Latest San Diego-Bound Littoral Combat Ship on Saturday | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
The Navy will christen its newest trimaran-hull littoral combat ship, the future USS Kansas City, in a ceremony on Saturday in Mobile, AL. The littoral combat ships, a class of fast, modular warships, is being built in two variants. The trimaran-hull ships built by Austal USA are based in San Diego ...
Opinion: This ‘He Said-She Said’ Circus Deserves to Be Televised | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
California professor Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers emailed that she”would be prepared to testify next week if the senators offer her “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.” But, not on Monday—as demanded by the GOP controlled Senate Judiciary Committee—which she ...
Border City Mayors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Canada in NAFTA | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
The mayors and San Diego and 24 other border cites called on the President and Congress Friday to include Canada in a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The mayors, meeting in San Antonio, approved a resolution seeking to “maintain a trilateral trade partnership for the North America...
‘Salvador Dogi’ Needs a Loving Home | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
“Salvador Dogi” is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society.  He’s a 4 year old, 6- pound, male, Chihuahua mix. Salvador Dogi thinks he’s a big dog. He guards his house and he does not share his food. He needs an adult home where he can be respected and loved.  Even th...
Aztec Football: Aztecs in ‘Guessing Game’ Against Eastern Michigan, Long Says | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Fresh off its 28-21 controversial win over then-No. 23 Arizona State, San Diego State is hoping to make it three in a row for its last non-conference game Saturday against Eastern Michigan. The Aztecs have never faced the Eagles before and both teams are 2-1, having beaten a Power-5 team. ASU for Sa...
GI Film Festival San Diego Begins Tuesday with George Takei in ‘American’ | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
The fourth annual GI Film Festival San Diego begins Tuesday with a screening of the new short feature “American” starring veteran actor George Takei. The film portrays an elderly veteran who works as a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The veteran, who i...
Judge to hold new hearing on hit-run crash that injured San Ysidro boy, this time as part of immigration case | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
An unauthorized immigrant accused — but never convicted — of severely injuring a 6-year-old boy in a drunken hit-and-run crash last year is going on trial a third time. Sort of. Two Superior Court juries in Chula Vista were unable to reach verdicts as to whether Constantino Banda Acosta was behi...
Gov. Jerry Brown orders audit of DMV over hours-long wait times | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday ordered a performance audit of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in response to the public outcry over hours-long wait times and repeated computer crashes that delayed serving customers. State Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler, who is appointed by Brown, notified.....
Florida inventor pledges $25M to UC San Diego to help create school of public health | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
A Florida inventor who made a fortune developing protective eyewear is giving UC San Diego $25 million to battle public health problems ranging from substance abuse to the sort of deadly hepatitis A outbreak that hit the county last year. The gift from Herbert Wertheim of Miami represents seed...
Report Offers New Details In Earl McNeil’s Death Following National City Police Arrest | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
An ambulance report says Earl McNeil , who died in June, had a spit mask over his head and a “shirt pulled over his face.”
Pocketbook issues and big visions are highlighted in California's race for governor | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Sometimes it seems that California's two candidates for governor are running for different offices. Democrat Gavin Newsom casts himself as the leader of the state’s resistance to President Trump, pushing big-ticket issues such as healthcare, education and climate change. Republican John Cox has...
Pensions play into debate over why San Diego is losing workers | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
In 2012, labor leaders warned that if the Proposition B pension overhaul was approved, the city of San Diego would lose valuable employees and have a tough time replacing them. An audit released last week says more municipal workers, especially top performers, are leaving than before. But is the...
Oceanside homeowner says HOA wants him to evict his Marine tenants | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
When Ron Zurawski purchased his six-bedroom, six-bath Oceanside home in 2005, he said he did so for one purpose — to rent rooms to Marines. The home, located in the Arrowood community just outside the San Luis Rey gate to Camp Pendleton, was yet to be built. Zurawski, an unmarried Navy veteran...
Shoe on other foot as A.J. Preller, Padres approach Rule 5 roster decisions | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
The Orioles are free-falling toward the worst record in their 118 seasons. The Royals have already lost 100 games, too, and a couple other teams could also approach the century club, many of them staring at the same talent gap facing A.J. Preller three years ago when the Padres turned to the Rule...
After Qualcomm, Motorola and Globalfoundries, tech executive Sanjay Jha eyes next chapter | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Since he stepped down as chief executive of contract chip manufacturer Globalfoundries in March, Sanjay Jha has kept busy working with five startups, as well as sitting on the board of trustees of UC San Diego and the Salk Institute. The 55-year-old San Diego resident, however, has recently been...
How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered the brunt of the damage. But there’s a new wave of savvy entrepreneurs who still compete with the giants of retail — even in saturated markets. Ja...
Target to hire 1,200 seasonal employees amid retailer scramble for holiday workers | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Target stores will be hiring 1,200 seasonal workers in San Diego as part of a massive hiring effort to keep up with holiday expectations this year. The company is bringing on 28,000 new holiday employees throughout the state, and 120,000 nationwide. That figure is significantly higher than last...
Judge likely to decide if county can hold hearing on Newland Sierra project | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Lawyers for two parties seeking to halt the county’s approval of a North County housing project say they will ask a Superior Court judge on Monday to hold the county in contempt of a court order issued earlier this week unless they postpone the vote. The Sierra Club and the Golden Door spa sued...
SONGS whistleblower resigns, citing personal reasons | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
An industrial safety worker who made the first public remarks about an incident at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) that prompted a special inspection of the site by federal regulators has resigned his position at the plant. “I no longer work there and I left for personal reasons,...
Neighbors near storage center say homeless problem worse | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
Some residents of Sherman Heights and Logan Heights have said they’ve seen an increase in trash and bad behavior from homeless people since the city opened a storage center a few blocks away from their homes. “The day it opened was the day we noticed there was an increase,” said Brenda Ridder,...
‘Evening with Annette Bening’ Raises $200,000-Plus for San Diego Promise | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
“An Evening with Annette Bening to Benefit the San Diego Promise,” on Sept. 20 at the San Diego Natural History Museum, raised more than $200,000 to support the district’s free community college program. Speaking at the sold-out event, Bening shared with the audience how the education she rece...
New York Times’ Live Poll Shows Mike Levin Gaining in 49th District | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
The New York Times’ ongoing “live poll” shows Democrat Mike Levin gaining in the 49th District currently represented by retiring Rep. Darrell Issa. The poll, conducted by Siena College in New York state, makes continuing calls and updates results in real time. As of Friday morning,...
Federal Agents Target Gangs in Dozens of Raids Across San Diego County | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Hundreds of federal agents and local law enforcement officers conducted dozens of raids across San Diego County on Thursday, arresting alleged gang members and others with suspected gang ties on drug, gun, racketeering and other charges. The raids, which took place early Thursday morning, were part ...
Gas Leak Outside Kaiser Facility Prompts Shelter-in-Place Order in Midway | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
A natural gas leak Friday prompted a shelter-in-place order for around an hour at a Kaiser Permanente facility in the Midway area, officials said. The gas leak was reported shortly after 7:05 a.m. when a contractor doing excavation work ruptured a 1 1/4-inch gas line outside a Kaiser building at 325...
DA: National City officers won't face charges in death of Earl McNeil | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | September 21, 2018
District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday that neither National City police officers nor San Diego Sheriff’s deputies are criminally liable for the death of Earl McNeil, who stopped breathing, suffered brain damage and later died after he was arrested by police and taken to county jail...
Civil Rights Vote of Confidence: John Lewis Exhorts at Morse: ‘Never Give Up!’ | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 21, 2018
Nate Powell, illustrator of the graphic novels “March,” said Friday that some students learn only nine words about the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and “I have a dream.” Some 300 students at Morse High School can boast knowing a lot more. Having read ...
San Diego Uptown News | September 21, 2018
Sardina’s Italian Restaurant dates back to when The Beatles released “Let It Be”
San Diego Uptown News | September 21, 2018
“The Future of the Hillcrest Town Council” fostered lively discussion and interesting ideas
San Diego Uptown News | September 21, 2018
A look at a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Quince Street
San Diego Voice | September 21, 2018
In 2013 President Obama called Antonio Villaraigosa “one of the finest leaders we have in this country”. I stand behind Obama, and urge you all in two weeks’ time to vote for another leader with big dreams who will protect our interests end defend our core values. In the midst of a tumultuous ...
Chula Vista, San Diego Police Get Millions in Asset-Forfeiture Funds | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday presented a pair of San Diego-area law enforcement agencies with checks totaling $26.7 million as a result of a settlement resulting from an international bank’s admission of guilt to charges of defrauding the U.S. government. The IRS’s criminal ...
Supervisor Ron Roberts to Receive Distinguished Service Award | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors Thursday announced that Supervisor Ron Roberts will receive a distinguished service award from the American Transportation Association. Roberts has served on the MTS Board of Directors for roughly three decades and will leave the board...
Body of Man Found on North County Field | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
A badly decomposed body was found Thursday in a coastal North County field, authorities reported. A person in a neighboring park made an emergency call shortly after 9:30 a.m. to report spotting the unidentified dead man in a brushy open area off the 2900 block of San Luis Rey Road in Oceanside, acc...
Sempra Energy Selling Solar Assets to Con Edison for $1.54 Billion | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
Sempra Energy said Thursday it will sell its U.S. solar assets, battery-storage development projects and one wind facility to New York’s Consolidated Edison for $1.54 billion in cash. The sale comes after pressure from activist Wall Street investors, who claimed the San Diego-based utility hol...
UCSD Researchers Link Overlooked Molecule to Better Cancer Immunotherapy | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
A study published Thursday by UC San Diego researchers found that targeting an overlooked immune cell and its molecular binding partner could improve cancer immunotherapy techniques. Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment intended to enhance a patient’s immune system to give it a better chance of...
Driver Seriously Injured in Crash into City Water Truck | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
The 28-year-old man was headed east on Paradise Valley Road in a flatbed truck about noon, towing a trailer, when he rear-ended a city water- department vehicle that was stopped in a left-turn lane at Gilmartin Drive, according to San Diego police. Medics took him to a hospital for treatment of sign...
Alleged Domestic Threat Leads to San Ysidro Police Standoff | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
A man who allegedly threatened his wife with a straight-edged razor at their San Ysidro home Thursday holed up inside by himself when offices arrived to question him, prompting a several-hour standoff and a lockdown at a nearby Catholic school. The domestic dispute in the 100 block of Mount Carmel D...
Federal, State, Local Officials Endorse SDSU West in Joint Announcement | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | September 20, 2018
A group of San Diego-based federal, state and local officials Wednesday announced their support for Measure G, the SDSU West Initiative, and their opposition to Measure E, the SoccerCity initiative. The group included Reps. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, and Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, Sens. Toni Atkins...