County Health: San Carlos Man May Have Died From West Nile Virus

  SAN DIEGO–A 71-year-old man from the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego is believed to have died from West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency said on Friday. Testing by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) came back today as inconclusive. Initial lab testing at the man’s hospital indicated West Nile […]

More Invasive Mosquitoes Found In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–County vector control officials are setting traps and again urging people to empty standing water inside and outside their homes to keep mosquitoes from breeding after finding two more invasive mosquitoes this week. County officials confirmed the discovery of two more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, also known as yellow fever mosquitoes, in Chula Vista after […]

Home Depot Foundation Awards Grant To Redding Veterans Home

Redding, CA–The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) begins enhancing the outdoor living space at the Redding Veterans Home thanks to a Celebration of Service grant from The Home Depot Foundation. The $12,000 grant, along with the assistance of The Home Depot volunteers, installs seating, a bird aviary, and therapeutic garden beds with irrigation. “We […]

The Road To Redemption


SAN DIEGO–“My reality was that I was going to die in prison.” And Miguel Yescas was perfectly fine with that, until his 4-year-old niece inspired a major turnaround and involvement with the San Diego County-affiliated Project A.W.A.R.E. pointed him in the direction he needed. Yescas is a former gang member who now talks to school […]

Oceanside Reconstructs New Reverse Angle Parking


OCEANSIDE–The City recently reconstructed a 4-block section of Mission Avenue in the downtown area, which now provides for all modes of transportation. Mission Avenue has been transformed from a four-lane two-way street to a two-lane one-way street (westbound), which includes wider sidewalks, new bus stop boarding areas, and a safer bicycle travel area.  As part […]

Twin Oaks Middle School Students Join Taylor Swift In Skype Chat

Twin Peaks Middle School students talk to singing sensation Taylor Swift, via Skype. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Ragna Cook POWAY–There was a buzz of excited energy from a group of twelve to fourteen-year-old students from Twin Oaks Middle School in Poway on Tuesday as they waited for seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift to join them via Skype for a special group interview sponsored by Scholastic. “I’m really looking forward to see […]

New Invasive Mosquito Found In San Diego County

Yellow Fever Mosquito

SAN DIEGO–County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases. “We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside […]

Caltrans To Temporarily Close Cabrillo Bridge

SAN DIEGO – The Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Overcrossing) leading into the west side of Balboa Park will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10 until 5 the following morning, according to Caltrans. The bridge deck will also be closed on Thursday night beginning at 11 until 5 a.m.  A fourth […]

Mortgage Broker Sentenced For Mortgage, Tax, And Bankruptcy Fraud

SAN DIEGO–A man who had previously operated a lucrative mortgage business from his Rancho Santa Fe home—was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael Anello for orchestrating a host of fraud schemes. Donald Totten, who has been in custody since his arrest on July 24, 2013, pleaded guilty in February 2014 […]

Recording Academy To Honor Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers poses in the press room at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.

SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual GRAMMY Week event honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at The Village studios in West Los […]