Oceanside Appoints City Treasurer

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside City Council voted unanimously on January 11 to appoint Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr. as City Treasurer to serve a term ending November 6, 2018. Trickey holds a PhD in Institutional Leadership and Master’s Degrees in both International Finance and Banking and Policy, Planning Administration. He is a 12-year resident of Oceanside and […]

San Diego’s Biggest Block Party Gaslamp Mardi Gras Returns

SAN DIEGO–Gaslamp Mardi Gras, the city’s epic block party and parade, returns to downtown San Diego February 28. The 23rd annual event begins with a parade filled with beads, floats, samba dancers, and plenty of other entertainment. Following the parade, the Gaslamp Quarter will be transformed into Bourbon Street that will feature live entertainment, drinks […]

Narcotics Search Warrant Leads To Multiple Arrests  

OCEANSIDE–A community complaint about illegal drug activities at an Oceanside residence led to the arrests of more than a dozen adults, and several juveniles taken into protective custody. On Thursday, at approximately 5 a.m., the Oceanside Police Department’s Special Enforcement Section with the assistance of the SWAT Team and Gang Suppression Unit, executed a narcotics […]

Pet Of The Week: Lunchbox

ENCINITAS–Lunchbox is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s an 8-year-old, 8 pound, male, Chihuahua mix. How do you end up with a dog named Lunchbox? You let the children attending Animal Camp name him. He’s a sweet little man that loves being held. Lunchbox was transferred from another shelter through the […]

Man Found Dead In Vista Apartment Laundry Room

VISTA–A male was found dead inside a Vista apartment complex laundry room early Saturday morning, homicide detectives said today. Deputies received a call just before 4:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a person down, inside the apartment complex, located at 1500 block of South Melrose Drive. When deputies arrived they found a deceased Hispanic […]

EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler Of Clean Air Act Violations

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 […]

Chilean Company To Pay More Than $15 Million To Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

WASHINGTON–Chilean chemicals and mining company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) agreed to pay a criminal penalty of more than $15 million in connection with payments to politically-connected individuals in Chile in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said Friday. According […]

Obamacare Supporters Hold Rally At Congress Issa’s Office

VISTA–Constituents of Congressman Darrell Issa Thursday gathered in front of the congressman’s office in Vista to protest his support to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The group held a news conference to unveil estimates of what Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would mean in higher costs, health care […]

Severely Injured Dog Rescued Ready For Adoption

SAN DIEGO–A dog left suffering for days after its leg was severed by a car has recovered and is now healthy enough to be adopted, County Animal Services reports. A neighbor of the dog’s owner noticed the animal appeared to have a broken leg and called County Animal Services on Jan. 5. When animal control […]

Podcast: Author Gabriella Van Rij On Racism And Bullying

San Diego County News contributor Judith Cochran interviews author Gabriella van Rij. She was plucked from a Pakistani orphanage at the age of three and adopted by a Dutch family. Raised in Holland, she learned about bullies and racism the hard way, but she refused to remain a victim. Instead, she used understanding and empathy […]