Two Dead Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus

SAN DIEGO–Two more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus, San Diego County environmental health officials said Friday. The two American crows, discovered Tuesday in San Diego and Wednesday in Lemon Grove, are the second and third dead birds that have tested positive for the potentially deadly disease in San Diego County this […]

Retired Naval Chief Arrested For Theft Of Navy Property

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  SUN CITY–A 50 year-old retired Naval chief was arrested for theft of U.S. Navy property, according to mulitple law enforcement agencies. On April 15, the California Highway Patrol Border Division’s Investigative Services Unit, in a joint operation with Commander Navy Region Southwest Criminal Investigation Division and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, received information of […]

Man Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend, Dumping Her Remains In Panamanian Jungle

SAN DIEGO–Brian Karl Brimager, 37, prior boyfriend of murdered Los Angeles woman Yvonne Baldelli, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego today on first degree murder charges. Brimager was arraigned in court on the superseding indictment and pleaded not guilty. Brimager has been in U.S. custody since June 2013 on charges of […]

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely To Quit

LA JOLLA–The rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. A study, published online on April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests proponents are in error. University of California, […]

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper: Exploring The Chilling Case Of A Serial Killer

Alleged Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin

On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” murders, which took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. His arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work, but the accidental result of a computer DNA match linking him to a possible 20 victims. An […]

Family History Increases The Risk Of Cardiac Arrest In Patients On Dialysis

(Newswise)–The increased risk of cardiac arrest experienced by patients with kidney failure may, in part, be inherited, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Uncovering the genes that are involved may point to new treatments to protect patients’ heart health. Kidney failure patients […]

Dept. Of Homeland Security Appoints Five New Members To Advisory Council

WASHINGTON–Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of five new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on […]

California’s Common Core Standards Raises Questions of Teacher’s Readiness

By LaSonja S. Hill The debate over whether or not the Common Core State Standards Initiative is improving or hindering the quality of education in K-12 practice is writhing with tension. On the one hand, it is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods.  While on the other hand, many education practitioners applaud […]

Sen. Warren, Former Rep. Frank To Join Democrats At State Convention

SACRAMENTO–U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and retired Rep. Barney Frank will join California elected leaders and more than 3,000 attendees at the California Democrats State Convention on May 15 to 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. “Sen. Warren and retired Rep. Frank embody Democrats’ fight for fairness in our economy and financial reforms that reward Americans’ […]

One Man Dead In Arco AM/PM Armed Robbery

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CLAIREMONT MESA–An armed man shot and killed a man early Thursday morning during a robbery at the Arco AM/PM in Clairemont Mesa on Balboa Avenue, a San Diego police spokesman said today. When officers arrived at the location they found a 48 year-old male inside the business. The male had sustained at least one gunshot […]