CPUC Issues $50,000 Citation To PG&E For Failure To Maintain Safe Facilities

SACRAMENTO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a Citation to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for $50,000 for the utility’s failure to safely maintain its Metcalf Substation in San Jose. On the night of August 26, 2014, and the early morning of August 27, 2014, PG&E’s Metcalf Substation was burglarized. The burglars breached […]

Bill To Keep Drones Out Of Emergency Zones Passes The Senate

Senate Bill

SACRAMENTO–Senate Bill 168, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, passed out of the Senate and is now headed to the Assembly. Senate Bill 168, introduced by Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), will increase fines for drone use that interferes with firefighting and emergency responders. […]

Escondido Man Arrested For Child Molestations

Richard Sears

ESCONDIDO–A 47 year-old Escondido man was arrested and charged with child molestation in Riverside and San Diego counties, a Sheriff’s department spokesman said Sunday. Richard Sears was taken into custody Saturday at his Escondido home and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. Sears’ is being held on $5 million bail. On August 6, Perris detectives […]

Celebrate Local With San Diego Restaurant Week‏

SAN DIEGO–Next month, select local produce and eateries will be showcased at San Diego Restaurant Week. The restaurants have partnered with local distributors, farmers, vintners, brewers, fishermen, etc. to bring local produce and pacific-caught seafood to more than 150,000 diners through out the San Diego area. Restaurant Week kicks off September 20 through September 26 at over 180 participating restaurants. […]

Military Families Join Chargers At Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon signs autographs at the Chargers practice session. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR–Hundreds of Sailors, Marines, and their families braved the summer’s high temperatures to interact and get signed autographs of their favorite San Diego Chargers player at a practice session at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Friday’s visit at the military base was part of the Chargers’ 27th annual Salute to the Military […]

San Diego’s New 1.3-Acre Public Park Opens In Downtown East Village

Fault Line Park in downtown San Diego's East Village.

SAN DIEGO–Fault Line Park in East Village is officially open to the public, marking the first City of San Diego park to open in nearly a decade to serve the growing downtown community. The 1.3-acre public park is the result of a unique public-private partnership between Civic San Diego, the City of San Diego and […]

Amtrak Train Collides With Truck

SAN DIEGO–An Amtrak train collided with a delivery truck Friday on the railroad tracks at the West Washington Street grade crossing, near the intersection of West Washington Street and Pacific Highway in San Diego. The Sheriff’s Railroad Enforcement Deputies said the truck was at the intersection of West Washington Street and the frontage road, with a […]

Caltrans Cancels Golf Tournament After Being Exposed For Golfing On Taxpayers’ Dime

ORANGE COUNTY–Following the heels of State Senator John Moorlach’s (R-Costa Mesa) release this Friday morning exposing Caltrans executives for planning to tee off on the taxpayers’ dime, Caltrans has decided to not participate in a golf tournament at a posh Dove Canyon Country Club in Orange County on Monday. “Maybe Caltrans is beginning to get the message,” Senator Moorlach […]

Motorcyclist Serious Injured In Escondido Vehicle Collision

Motorcycle lies on the road after

ESCONDIDO–A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday after a van struck his bike near an entrance to a mobile home park, Escondido police said Friday. Officers say the driver of the red Honda Shadow motorcycle, 59 year-old Escondido resident Steven Ray Smiley, was driving south on Hale Avenue approaching the entrance to the mobile home park. The […]

18 Animals Seized In Jacumba‏

Horses

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services seized more than a dozen neglected animals from a property in Jacumba Thursday. Animal Control Officers found a dead four-month-old baby horse, and a number of emaciated animals. In all, three horses, one Shetland pony, 10 goats and four pigs were impounded and are currently receiving care at the County’s animal […]