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Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 3/4 years in prison for killing of Laquan McDonald | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 ¾ years in prison Friday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, closing one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago history. After a daylong hearing, Judge Vincent Gaughan senten...
High surf shreds several feet of railing along Ocean Beach pier, leaves messes along the coast | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Monster waves shredded several feet of railing along the Ocean Beach Pier, which had been closed ahead of time in anticipation of high surf. The damage seen Friday morning stretched perhaps 10 to 15 feet along the pier, which will remain closed until it is repaired. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman.....
Annual breakfast draws 1,500 to honor MLK's life, legacy | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Two San Diegans brought together by violence were honored Friday with an award named after a famous advocate of non-violence. Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix received the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award. It came during the 34th annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA breakfast honoring the...
Encinitas tells Mr. Peabody's patrons: 'Dance your hearts out' | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
A ban on dancing that's left many patrons of Mr. Peabody's Bar & Grill feeling like they're re-living scenes from the movie "Footloose" may finally lift early next month. The Encinitas Planning Commission unanimously agreed Thursday to allow the restaurant on Encinitas Boulevard just west of Interst...
See how San Diego schools stack up against Los Angeles in teacher salaries, class sizes | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Los Angeles Unified School District teachers are on day four of a strike that is saddling students with substitute teachers, costing the district millions of dollars and prompting tens of thousands of students to miss school. Teachers there are demanding smaller class sizes, higher pay and more...
New Central American caravan met with warm response from Mexico | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Hundreds of Central American migrants filed peacefully from Tecan Uman, Guatemala into this small southern Mexican border city on Thursday, the first large group from a caravan that launched from northern Honduras on Tuesday. This third large caravan to cross to Mexico in less than a year is receivi...
The hot new asset class: Collecting Lego sets may be more lucrative than investing in stocks and bonds, according to a study | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
A lot of fancy things can be built with Lego sets nowadays. Such as a diversifying portfolio that loads on the Fama-French size factor. Collecting Lego — yes, the plastic toys made of interlocking bricks that become cars and castles and robots — returned more than large stocks, bonds and gold in...
Sempra bumps PG&E, moves into the Dow Jones Utility Average | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Pacific Gas & Electric’s troubles have turned into some gain in notoriety for San Diego-based Sempra Energy. Effective Friday morning, Sempra will be added to the Dow Jones Utility Average, a price-weighted index measuring the performance of 15 U.S. companies in the utilities sector. Sempra replac...
UC San Diego Exhibition Chronicles a Future Galactic Exodus | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Space travel. Resistance. Transcendence. A serialized science fiction novel comes to life in an other-worldly video installation by UC San Diego Professor Michael Trigilio. “A Glimmer Exodus Sketchbook,” which opened Thursday at the Qualcomm Institute‘s gallery, chronicles the depa...
Waves could hit 14 feet, and the weather's warming up. What's not to like? | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Imagine what the spring wildflowers are going to be like. Three slow, modest storms crept across San Diego County this week, further soaking a corner of Southern California that has gotten bountiful rains since just after Thanksgiving. Remnants of the latest system will blow off to the east today,.....
Rep. Scott Peters' decision to run for re-election shakes up San Diego mayor's race | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
Rep. Scott Peters' decision to run for re-election opens up some room to move in the San Diego mayor’s race. Councilwoman Barbara Bry and Assemblyman Todd Gloria are now competing for Peters' supporters. The big question is whether others, particularly a candidate favored by Republicans, will ente...
Broadway Classic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Delights at The Civic Theatre | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Growing up in New York during what turned out to be the Golden Age of the American Musical, I was privileged to have seen the original casts of many of the greats, “Hello, Dolly!” among them. I first saw Carol Channing in the lead in 1964, the year the fabulous Jerry Herman show opened — [...
Women's March looking to move beyond controversies over anti-Semitism, trademark | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
The third annual Women’s March arrives in San Diego Saturday with local organizers distancing themselves from national leaders, who are embroiled in controversies over anti-Semitic remarks and other issues. “Women’s March San Diego and Women’s March Inc. are separate organizations,” the lo...
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Coaster Train in Del Mar | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian in Del Mar on Friday afternoon. The Coaster train hit the man in the area of Eighth Street and Stratford Court about 1:30 p.m., according to sheriff’s officials. The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, Lt. Dave P...
Does a San Diego convention center expansion on the waterfront still have a chance? | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 18, 2019
On-again, off-again plans for a bayfront expansion of San Diego’s convention center face still more delays and uncertainty now that a public vote on a hotel tax hike to finance the project will be deferred until sometime next year. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who had hoped to win political support for....
Opinion: Government Shutdown Puts Many Taxpayers in Limbo | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Any American seeking resolution to a tax issue this year will need patience. Though filing dates — March 15 for most businesses and April 15 for individuals — are unchanged and the government promised refunds will get paid on time, much of the Internal Revenue Service remains closed and ...
Vector Control Program Offers Tips to Avoid Hantavirus Infection | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
The San Diego County Vector Control Program reminded residents Friday to protect themselves from the potentially deadly hantavirus after five mice around the county tested positive for it. The positive tests are the first instance of the virus in San Diego County this year, according to county offic...
78 Units of Affordable Housing to Replace Parking Lot in Little Italy | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Affirmed Housing Group has acquired a 10,000-square-foot parking lot in Little Italy and plans to develop a 78-unit affordable housing project. Colliers International, which represented seller Central Auto Parks, said the transaction was valued at $3.75 million. The site is at the southeast corner o...
Scripps Health Cardiologist Wins Russ Prize | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
A Scripps Health cardiologist has won the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize for his work in the development of cardiovascular stents, Scripps announced Friday. Dr. Richard Schatz was one of five doctors and medical researchers to receive the prize for their various medical innovations. The Rus...
Family of 3 Displaced by Fire in Oceanside Home | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
A family of three was displaced by a blaze that damaged the guest bedroom of their Oceanside home, officials reported Friday. The blaze broke out around 9:25 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 5100 block of Mertensia Street, off Cannon Road, Oceanside Fire Department Battalion Chief Jessamyn Specht said...
Pedestrian Struck, Killed Near Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on a Spring Valley street near Monte Vista High School, authorities said Friday. It happened shortly after 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Sweetwater Springs Boulevard near Loma Lane, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said. The pedestri...
Rep. Davis Calls Trump ‘Beyond Reckless’ in Revealing Afghanistan Trip Details | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Rep. Susan Davis from San Diego called President Trump’s actions “beyond reckless” after details of a congressional visit to Afghanistan were revealed. Davis was part of a group let by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that was set to visit NATO headquarters in Brussels and then U.S. troo...
San Diego Weekend Guide: 2019 Martin Luther King Day Edition | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
Little Saigon Stories This is a multi-media art exhibition showing the stories of the Vietnamese-American community through photography and film. The is the first public exhibition of the project, taking over Fair at 44 and featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts and a “Storyteller’...
Toreros Hoops: Isaiah Wright Returns to Lift USD Over Portland, 76-55 | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 18, 2019
The Isaiahs are back together again Thursday as USD easily beat Portland 76-55 in Portland. Isaiah Wright hasn’t been USD’s lineup since Dec. 23 and his return immediately felt. He and Isaiah Pineiro were instrumental in building the Toreros’ 17-3 lead in the first six and a half...
California’s historic overhaul of cash bail is now on hold, pending a 2020 referendum | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
A landmark law to abolish California’s money bail system has been put on hold until voters decide its fate in November 2020 after elections officials on Wednesday certified a statewide referendum backed by a coalition of bail industry associations. Elections officials verified more than 400,000...
Police: Mount Carmel High boy with screwdriver threatens, chases students | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
A Mount Carmel High School student wielding a screwdriver threatened to harm himself and other students, who he chased during class in a campus theater Thursday morning, and a staffer’s hand was hurt while trying to stop the boy. San Diego police said they were notified shortly after 7:30 a.m....
How the government shutdown is messing with San Diego brewers | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
Shutdown and Out The partial government shutdown may seem irrelevant if you’re not a federal employee — or, say, working for Rancho Bernardo’s Second Chance Beer Co. “We just have to sit and wait while politicians have — well, it’s almost like a temper tantrum between them,” said Virgi...
Is San Diego County done building single-family homes? | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
If you are looking to buy a new single-family home this year, San Diego County might be a tough place to do it. Early estimates for the number of single-family homes coming out for sale this year are around 800, fewer than roughly 940 last year and 1,500 in 2017 and 2016. It reflects a trend of...
It's official: No special election this year on San Diego convention center expansion, Mayor Faulconer says | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who had been pushing behind the scenes for a public vote this year on a measure to finance the long-stalled convention center expansion, will now wait until 2020 when there will be an already scheduled March primary and November general election. No decision has...
‘13th check’ bonus for retired city employees hits record again | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
More than $6.7 million went to retired San Diego city employees at the end of November in the form of a “13th check,” setting yet another record for the holiday bonus program. The payments, which go beyond city pensioners’ usual 12 monthly payments, ranged from $17 to $2,023 each. The San Dieg...
Mayor Faulconer pledges safety upgrades at 'nearly 300' pedestrian intersections starting in 2020 | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
Mayor Kevin Faulconer surprised pedestrian safety advocates Tuesday when he announced plans to improve hundreds of dangerous intersections throughout the city in the next few years. “Seniors, students and pedestrians should be able to use a crosswalk without having to dodge oncoming traffic,” Fa...
Fog, rain, spray causing hazardous driving in northern San Diego County | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
The last of three Pacific storms is producing fog, rain and spray along Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County, causing hazardous driving for rush hour commuters, says the National Weather Service. Visibility is a half-mile or less along I-5 — conditions that could last well into the evening......
Concerns about a recession loom as analysts at the San Diego County Economic Roundtable go over the numbers | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
The national economy is cooling but whether a recession is around the corner — and how much a slowdown would affect the San Diego area — is still an open question, said analysts at the annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable. “I think 2018 was pretty good according to all the numbers, but ...
Larry Kapiloff, assemblyman and judge, dies at 89 | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
Larry Kapiloff was a little-known county government attorney in San Diego when he ran for public office the first time. Almost no one thought he would win the 78th District state assembly seat. He did, ousting a five-term Republican. Unpredictability then became something of a trademark for Kapiloff...
Torrey Pines South work to begin after Farmers Open; holes will be closed | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
There are stacks of long pipes next to holes on the Torrey Pines South Course that won’t be noticeable to fans next week at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open because they’ll be surrounded by covered fencing. Know that they’re there, and it won’t be long before they start going into the...
‘Count Me In’: Controversial Attorney Cory Briggs Hints 2020 Run for San Diego Mayor | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Environmental attorney Cory Briggs, the bane of downtown developers, on Wednesday night signaled a run for San Diego mayor in 2020. Via Twitter. Angered that no politician had pushed back against Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s vow Tuesday to expand affordable housing by removing development restricti...
Man Shot 4 Times Outside House in Mountain View | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A 35-year-old man was shot and wounded Thursday morning while walking on a street in the Mountain View area. The shooting occurred around 12:10 a.m. on South 37th Street near Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The man was walking to his friend’s house and was arou...
Last and Largest of 3 Storms to Hit San Diego Region Thursday | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A final round of rain, possibly the heaviest of the week, is expected in San Diego County Thursday along with high winds in the mountains and high surf at the beaches. As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, the wet weather over the past four days had brought the least rain to San Ysidro — at 0.63 […]
Coastal flooding likely with weekend's high tides; cities prep with sandbags | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 17, 2019
Coastal flooding and beach erosion are possible through Monday during the annual ocean phenomenon known as king tides. Waves carrying sand and rocks are likely to wash over The Strand in Oceanside, the parking lots at Tamarack Avenue beach in Carlsbad and Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas, and other....
Tiger Woods Commits to Play Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Golf legend Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open, will play again this year in the PGA tournament beginning next week at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Woods’ participation was announced Wednesday by the Century Club of San Diego, the nonprofit organization which plans an...
Tips Sought in December’s Fatal Drive-by Shooting in Mount Hope | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Authorities released suspect photos Thursday in hopes of generating tips that can help identify the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that wounded two men, one fatally, in a Mount Hope-area neighborhood. Patrol officers responding to reports of gunfire found the victims on the ground in the 700 bl...
Public Utilities Commission Seeks Public Input on Sprint/T-Mobile Merger | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
The California Public Utilities Commission will hold a public forum Thursday evening to take feedback on a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The two telecommunications companies filed applications with the CPUC in July 2018 to allow T-Mobile to acquire Sprint and its subsidiaries. The $26...
Man Who Grabbed Schoolgirl in South Bay Sentenced to Jail, Sex Registration | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A man who grabbed a 13-year-old girl by the arm and tried to pull her into his van as she walked home from school in Otay Mesa last spring was sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to register as a sex offender. A judge on Wednesday also suspended a prison sentence of four […]
Food Assistance for San Diegans Affected by Government Shutdown | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Feeding San Diego is encouraging federal employees, federal contractors, and other San Diegans affected by the on-going partial shutdown of the federal government to seek free food assistance through its network of 250 distribution sites across San Diego County. Approximately 150 of the distribution...
Student Using Screwdriver as Weapon Prompts Lockdown at Mt. Carmel High School | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A student allegedly brought a screwdriver to Mount Carmel High School Thursday and threatened to harm other students, prompting a lockdown at the Rancho Penasquitos campus. Dispatchers received a call shortly after 7:30 a.m. from a person reporting that a male student had brought a screwdriver to ca...
Heaviest Rain of The Week Expected Thursday in San Diego County | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A final round of rain, possibly the heaviest of the week, is falling over San Diego County Thursday along with high winds in the mountains and high surf at the beaches. As of 8 a.m., the wet weather over the past four days had brought the least rain to San Ysidro — at 0.63 of […]
Opinion: GOP Efforts to Undermine Obamacare Threaten a Small Business in La Jolla | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
With the recent decision by the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas in Texas v. Azar, our economy is at risk. Partisanship is overriding common sense and the will of the people, allowing one party to exact political revenge on the other through any means necessary. The court’s de...
Lakeside Woman, 70, Reported Missing by Family | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Kathryn Anne Kennedy, 70, was reported missing by her family on Jan. 16 at 2:53 p.m. She is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. She has brown curly hair and blue eyes and was last seen at her residence in Lakeside on Harritt Road. The San Diego County Sheriff’s D...
Alta Vista Group Home Resident, 59, Near Death After Fight With Another Tenant | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
A resident of an Alta Vista-area group home was hospitalized in grave condition Thursday following a fight with a fellow tenant of the facility, authorities reported. The altercation at the independent-living center in the 5700 block of Mariposa Place east of National City was reported about 8:45 a....
Sen. Harris Promises ‘No’ Vote on Atty. Gen Nominee William Barr | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that she will vote against confirmation of William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States. Harris, a Democrat who is a former prosecutor and California Attorney General, said she respected Barr’s public service but does ...
Credit SDCCU: 2,100 Nonviolent Toys Going to Children’s Hospitals, Including Rady’s | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
San Diego County Credit Union Thursday announced it collected roughly $3,500 and more than 2,100 toys during its eighth annual holiday toy drive, which benefited patients at Rady Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The credit union’s 43 branches collected ...
Cohn Restaurants Pair Fine Dining with Support for San Diego Nonprofit | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Cohn Restaurant Group is serving up a unique blend of fine dining with support for important nonprofit causes in the San Diego area. During October, November and December, the group offered a special “menu with meaning” at three of its restaurants to raise money for the La Mesa-based Boy...
From F in Algebra to Scripps Mercy Chief of Staff: Dr.  Megan Hamreus Aces Career | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Megan Hamreus recalls a low moment of her academic career — weeks after starting at Palomar College in San Marcos. “I flunked my very first algebra test,” Hamreus told Steps Magazine at California State University San Marcos, where she eventually transferred. “I was in tears in my adviser’...
Scripps Mercy Hospital Announces New Chief of Staff | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Scripps Mercy Hospital Thursday announced the organization’s election of Dr. Megan Hamreus to the position of chief of staff. Hamreus will oversee roughly 1,100 physicians at Scripps’ San Diego and Chula Vista campuses, serving as a liaison between rank-and-file hospital staff and the Sc...
Ballast Point Opens First Brewery in Downtown Disney | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
San Diego-based Ballast Point on Wednesday opened the first brewery in Downtown Disney as part of Disney’s ongoing renovation of the area. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant and bar has a nautical theme, a nod to Ballast Point’s origin, and offer a patio with a view of all of Downtown Disn...
San Diego Seasonal Flu Deaths Climb to 16 | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
San Diego County health officials Wednesday reported five more influenza deaths in the region, bringing this flu season’s death toll to 16. One of the five was a 38-year-old man with underlying medical issues; his vaccination status was unclear. The other four also had chronic illnesses and on...
City Budget Analyst Chris Olsen Announces Bid for Council District 3 | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 17, 2019
Chris Olsen, a policy analyst for the San Diego’s Independent Budget Analyst office and a lecturer at San Diego State University, announced his candidacy Wednesday for City Council District 3 in 2020. Olsen said his top priorities if elected include working to improve public safety, delivering wor...
Opinion: The Delta Is California’s Heart—Gavin Newsom Must Save It | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
The confluence of California’s two great rivers, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin, create the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Those of who live here call it, simply, the Delta. It is part of my very fiber, and it is essential to California’s future. That’s why we must save...
Local Organizations Form Investment Partnership to Fund New Nonprofit Facility | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Mission Driven Finance, Civic San Diego and the Alliance Healthcare Foundation announced an investment partnership Wednesday to support the nonprofit Access Youth Academy’s construction of an athletic and academic facility in southeastern San Diego. According to the partnership, Access Youth A...
Standoff in Escondido Ends Without Arrest | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
  A law enforcement standoff at a home in the 2100 block of Skyline Drive in the rural East Valley area east of Escondido has ended without an arrest, a sheriff’s lieutenant says. Deputies went to the residence about 6:30 a.m. on a report that an 89-year-old man had fired a gun, causing n...
Port Seeks Public Input on Plans for Development of Downtown Waterfront | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
The Port of San Diego is seeking public input on plans for future development of the downtown waterfront from the airport to the convention center. The agency is asking San Diegans to complete an online survey and attend a public open house on Jan. 30 at the port’s headquarters. The downtown e...
Man, 30, Who Was Shot at East Village Apartment Dies | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
A man gravely wounded in a shooting at an East Village apartment died Wednesday at a hospital, authorities reported. Physicians pronounced Bradley Reynolds, 30, dead Wednesday morning, two days after an unknown assailant shot him at a residential complex in the 900 block of Market Street, according ...
El Cajon Announces Citizen of the Year Award Winner | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
The El Cajon Citizen of the Year Committee announced Wednesday that local businessman Joe Mackey is the winner of the 2018 El Cajon Citizen of the Year award. The committee, which is comprised of local organizations and groups like the El Cajon Rotary Club, the El Cajon Police Officers Association a...
Realty Income Raises Dividend for 100th Time Since Stock Listing | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
San Diego-based Realty Income Corp. is raising its monthly dividend for the 100th time times since its stock was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company announced Tuesday that its board increased the dividend from $0.2210 per share to $0.2255 per share payable Feb. 15 to shareholde...
2 Face Federal Charges in Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Death of San Diego Woman | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Two men are facing federal charges in the death of a 41-year-old San Diego woman who overdosed on fentanyl-laced heroin last fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Travis Ray Ballou, 40, and Tony Davis, 63, are charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in death. According ...
Sempra Recognized for Diversity Practices by Forbes, Bloomberg | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
   Sempra Energy  has been named to Forbes’ list of the “Best Employers for Diversity 2019” and also to the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index,  which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. “We’re a stronger company...
220-Unit, Luxury High-Rise Apartment Tower Opens in Little Italy | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Luma, a 220-unit, luxury high-rise apartment building, has opened for leasing in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Developed by LMC, a subsidiary of home builder Lennar, the 24-story tower at 1440 Columbia Street offers offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, a small num...
MiraCosta College Offers Community Ed Enrichment Courses in Hobbies and Skills | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
MiraCosta College Community Education is offering the following hobbies and skills, not-for-credit, courses this spring: Growing Your Own Salad Garden. Grow everything for your delicious spring salad right in your own backyard including lettuce, spinach, kale, and a variety of vegetables! Learn how...
Cal Coast Credit Union Joins Groups Offering Relief to Federal Workers Hurt by Shutdown | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
More organizations around San Diego County offered help Wednesday to federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown. California Coast Credit Union announced that it will begin offering relief programs to credit union members dealing with the shutdown, including 90-day personal loans w...
Rep. Peters Rules Out Mayoral Bid, Seeks 5th Term in Congress | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Rep. Scott Peters announced Wednesday that, after strongly considering a run for Mayor of San Diego, he has decided to seek a fifth term in Congress in 2020. “I just spent my first full week in the majority in Congress, with another term of seniority,” he said in a message to supporters. ...
Gonzalez Again Seeks Expanded Statute of Limitations on Childhood Sex-Assault Cases | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand the statute of limitations in childhood sexual assault cases. Current state law dictates that childhood sexual assault survivors must report their assault to law enforcement and file a lawsuit by the time th...
Former DA Candidate Robert S. Brewer Jr. Sworn in as U.S. Attorney | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Former prosecutor and prominent San Diego litigator Robert S. Brewer Jr. was sworn in Wednesday as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Brewer, who was a candidate for District Attorney in 2014,  becomes the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for prosecuting and...
Aztec Hoops: San Diego State Send New Mexico Packing in 97-77 Win | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Once again needing a good, solid win after a tough loss, San Diego State sent New Mexico packing with a 97-77 win Tuesday at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs (12-7, 2-2 Mountain West), for the first time since February 2015, started four underclassmen and the underclassmen showed promise. Redshirt sophomor...
San Diego Mayor Tackles Homelessness, Political Division and Transit to Airport in State of the City Address | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer outlined ambitious plans to cut through bureaucracy and combat a dearth of affordable and available housing during his fifth State of the City address Tuesday evening. Faulconer entered the speech at the outset of the lame duck stage of his mayorship, facing a 6-3 Dem...
Subs crossing the picket line, iPad learning: Inside the LAUSD strike at one school | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
On a normal morning, the second floor of John Burroughs Middle School in Hancock Park would be bustling between classes, full of the sounds of students learning and teachers teaching. But on Tuesday, there was near silence as Assistant Principal Susan Armendariz walked down the empty hallway. “It....
Sycuan Casino to add Hodad's, Phil's BBQ, other iconic San Diego eateries | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Sycuan Casino hasn’t gone totally Vegas, baby. Casino officials today will announce that the iconic San Diego brands Hodad’s, Phil’s BBQ, Luna Grill and Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop will have locations in the new $247 million hotel resort that Sycuan will open in March. The fast-casual eateri...
Carlsbad coworking startup raises $100M to build out 50 locations across U.S. | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
A popular Carlsbad coworking space — CommonGrounds — is rolling out an aggressive expansion plan, raising $100 million from investors to build out 2 million square feet of office space in the next two years. The company, founded just four years ago, is capitalizing on the trend of flexible offic...
Downtown San Diego building proposes 78 apartments, 7 parking spots | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Downtown’s planning agency fast-tracked approval Wednesday of a $36.9 million low-income apartment building with 78 units and seven parking spaces. The seven-story Front & Beech development, named for intersecting streets at the site in Cortez, takes advantage of bonuses allotted for subsidized...
San Diego again gets drenched by overnight rains, and there's more coming tonight | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
For the second time this week, drenching rains spread across San Diego County during the overnight hours. And it will happen again late this evening and early Thursday, says the National Weather Service. So far, the rainfall has been impressive, in a cumulative sense. Since early Monday, parts...
Chula Vista's cannabis marketplace is open for business | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Chula Vista’s budding marijuana marketplace began to show tangible signs of life this week. After nearly two years of studies, workshops, debate, ordinances, and a public vote, San Diego’s second-largest city began accepting applications from entrepreneurs hoping to open cannabis businesses in.....
Britain’s Theresa May survives no-confidence vote by Parliament after Brexit debacle, seeks way forward | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence Wednesday, as lawmakers bitterly divided about Brexit rejected the move against her government by a vote of 325 to 306. May has faced fierce, bare-knuckle criticism of her handling of the nation’s planned exit from.....
San Diego extending stadium naming rights deal with SDCCU through 2020 | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
San Diego is extending its naming rights deal with San Diego County Credit Union for the city’s Mission Valley stadium by two more years. The extension was unanimously approved by the City Council’s Land Use and Housing Committee on Wednesday. The deal will increase the monthly rate paid by the....
Unpaid Coast Guard members offered some relief thanks to $15 million USAA donation | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Some 42,000 active-duty Coast Guard members — including 700 in San Diego — and 8,700 civilian employees may get some financial relief from the partial government shutdown after the Coast Guard, along with USAA, announced a $15 million donation to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a non-profit that....
County announces five more flu deaths, all from North County | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
A 38-year-old man is among five new flu-related deaths announced by the county health department Wednesday. The man was one of three from coastal North County on the list, which also included two other men, ages 57 and 60, from the same region. The flu also contributed to the deaths of a 70-year-old...
One more day of rain, then warmer and dry | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
One last storm is expected to soak San Diego County Wednesday night and Thursday, capping a wet week. Then a warmer and dry weekend appears to be in store. The heaviest rain is expected from 6 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. About 1/3 of an inch of rain...
San Marcos City Council appoints Escondido administrator Jay Petrek to fill open seat | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to fill a vacant city council seat by appointing Jay Petrek, a San Marcos resident who works as assistant city manager of Escondido. Petrek, who is also a former San Marcos Unified School District trustee, prevailed over a field of two dozen.....
Suicide-prevention spikes to go up soon on Coronado Bridge | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Caltrans is getting ready to install small spikes on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in hopes of deterring suicidal people from jumping off. The project is a temporary measure while the agency pursues permanent barriers for the bridge, where more than 400 people have plummeted to their deaths since...
Former Mexican president took $100-million 'El Chapo' bribe, witness says | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
Two months before he became the president of Mexico in 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100-million bribe from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a witness in the U.S. trial of the drug kingpin testified Tuesday. Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian who worked closely with Guzman and is awaiting sente...
Blow it all up? UK government faces no-confidence vote after epic Brexit defeat | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 16, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated with...
3rd Storm in a Week Will Hit San Diego on Wednesday Night | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
Scattered rain is expected throughout San Diego County Wednesday as one storm makes way for a more powerful system expected to sweep into the region Wednesday evening, potentially bringing moderate to heavy rainfall through Friday morning. As of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, two-day precipitation totals across...
19-Year-Old Suspected Gang Member Dies After Stabbing in Escondido | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 16, 2019
A 19-year-old man was stabbed Tuesday evening in Escondido and died at a hospital in what detectives said they believed was a gang-related crime. Police responded about 7:20 p.m. to a 911 call of two men fighting in the area of Washington Avenue and Ash Street and found the man with a stab wound to ...
Pedestrians killed by cars in San Diego surge in 2018 | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
The number of pedestrians killed by cars spiked last year in the city of San Diego. Thirty four people died in 2018 after being hit by a vehicle, up from 17 victims the previous year, according to statistics provided by the San Diego Police Department. The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor...
Two-alarm fire causes $450K in damage to historic Coronado hotel | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
A two-alarm fire caused significant damage to a historic hotel in Coronado late Monday and investigators are trying to determine how it started. The fire was reported at the El Cordova Hotel on Orange Avenue near Adella Avenue shortly before 11:30 p.m. The blaze also damaged Miguel’s Cocina, one.....
Migrants make last ditch asylum push as shelter operations wind down | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
With operations winding down at the large El Barretal migrant shelter in eastern Tijuana and nowhere else to go, families still waiting on “La Lista” are becoming increasingly desperate to present themselves to U.S. immigration officials and ask for asylum. Immigrants who arrive at the Mexican.....
A growing Alaska Airlines to move all its flights to San Diego airport's Terminal 2 | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
As Alaska Airlines continues to expand the number of flights it offers in and out of San Diego, it will be consolidating all of its operations in the airport’s Terminal 2 by Jan. 29. Alaska, which currently uses seven gates in the older Terminal 1, will now be flying in and out of seven gates,...
Sweetwater Authority board members approve health insurance coverage for their own dependents | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
Sweetwater Authority board members will soon be able to add dependents to their health insurance plans — an option that could cost the water agency in South County as much as $146,000 a year. The board voted 6-1 on Jan. 9 to allow members to add dependents to their insurance plans at the same smal...
There's a lot more solar San Diego can tap, siting survey says | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
Home to more than 100,000 solar installations, San Diego is one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to renewable energy. But according to a just-released report, there are many more locations where the sun’s energy can be harnessed. A nonprofit based in Northern California released a “solar ...
Gulls Eight-Game Winning Streak Ends With OT Loss | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 15, 2019
The San Diego Gulls team record-equaling eight-game winning streak ended Monday evening with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Iowa Wild, but their team-record standings point streak was extended to 14 games, thanks to Adam Cracknell’s goal with two seconds left in regulation. Kyle Rau scored all thr...
San Diego Fleet Announces Game Times for Inaugural Season | Times of San Diego
Times of San Diego | January 15, 2019
San Diego’s newest professional football franchise, the Fleet, on Monday announced the starting times for its inaugural season. The San Diego Fleet will open the season at 5 p.m. Feb. 9, the weekend after the Superbowl, against San Antonio Commanders. The Commanders are coached by former San ...
San Diego approves first 'hybrid dormitory' near SDSU to alleviate housing scarcity | San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune | January 15, 2019
Aiming to help solve the scarcity of student housing near San Diego State University, the City Council on Monday unanimously approved the first “hybrid dormitory” for the campus. The 128-room apartment complex will be privately owned and is not affiliated with the university, but it’s geared f...