San Diego Unified School District Unveil Free And Reduced Lunch Policy

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District today announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The Food Services central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The household size and income criteria […]

Oceanside Female Juvenile Missing

Natalie Francis Rivas

  OCEANSIDE–Oceanside police is asking the public assistance in locating a missing juvenile last seen Sunday at 5 p.m. in Oceanside. Officers say Natalie Francis Rivas was last seen in the 200 block of Hyacinth Way. She is a Hispanic female, eleven years-old, four feet, nine inches tall, weigh 100 pounds, and has long brown hair […]

Illinois Middle School Teacher Arrested On Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

CHICAGO–A middle school teacher in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was arrested early Thursday morning on federal charges for allegedly receiving child pornography and persuading a minor to produce pornographic images of himself. John C. Vastis, aka “Pete,” 51, of Lakemoor, Illinois, which straddles Lake and McHenry counties, was arrested at his home Aug. 28 […]

Former Arthrocare Executives Sentenced For Orchestrating $750 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON–The former chief executive officer (CEO) of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the former chief financial officer (CFO) was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison today for their leading roles in a $750 million securities fraud scheme. Two other former senior vice presidents of ArthroCare were also sentenced to […]

San Diego’s Largest Halloween Outdoor Block Party

SAN DIEGO–The 14th annual Dos XX’s Monster Bash returns to San Diego on Halloween night. Revelers will take over the Gaslamp and East Village on October 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight in downtown San Diego, transforming over eight blocks into the largest Halloween event in California. The event will feature over 15 of San […]

Gov. Brown Appoints New Administrator At CalVet’s West Los Angeles Veterans Home‏

LOS ANGELES–On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Thomas Bucci of Solano as administrator at our California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles. “Our West Los Angeles Veterans Home is one of CalVet’s top priorities, and we are excited to bring such a skilled leader into our community,” stated Undersecretary […]

$350M In Bonds Sold To Fund Regional Transportation Projects‏

SAN DIEGO–Capitalizing on favorable market conditions and strong investor demand, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has sold $350 million in tax-exempt, fixed-rate bonds at an exceptionally low 3.85 percent interest rate to finance key transportation improvements in the region. With investors willing to pay a premium for the bonds, the bond issuance generated proceeds […]

“Wild,” “You’re Not You” To Headline San Diego Film Festival‏

Cast from the film, "You're Not You."

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Film Festival has announced today that WILD starring Reese Witherspoon will be the opening night film at the festival on September 24, while “You’re Not You” starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel will be the closing night film on September 27. Duhamel will also be in attendance for the screening. […]

Governor Brown Signs District Attorney-Sponsored Human Trafficking Bill

SAN DIEGO–Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 939, authored by State Senator Marty Block and co-sponsored by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. The bill makes it possible for prosecutors to file multiple charges against a defendant who commits human trafficking-related offenses in multiple jurisdictions across the State of California, holding them accountable during […]

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone To Sleep Problems

Toronto, ONTARIO–(Newswise)–As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth […]