Manhattan Beach Executive Charged With Raiding Company Coffers

SAN DIEGO–A Manhattan Beach attorney and corporate executive, appeared in magistrate court in Los Angeles County yesterday to face allegations that he embezzled over a quarter-million dollars from his former employer, MWRC Internet Sales LLC (“MWRC”). As alleged in a five-count indictment, James (“Jim”) Miller—an attorney who worked for Body Glove, International and served as the […]

Ringleader Sentenced In Million-Dollar Bank Fraud Conducted in California and Nevada Casinos

SAN DIEGO–The ringleader of a million-dollar bank fraud scheme was sentenced last Friday to 57 months’ imprisonment for leading and organizing a 14-defendant conspiracy to steal more than $1,000,000 from Citibank using cash advance kiosks in a dozen casinos from Southern California to Las Vegas. A judge presiding over the case also ordered that 32 year-old […]

State Route 905 To Temporary Close For Repairs

SAN DIEGO–Caltrans said Thursday that construction crews will close eastbound State Route 905 (SR-905) from La Media Road to Siempre Viva Road on Friday at 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday. The westbound direction will close later in the evening as construction progresses. The full closure is needed for bridge work over SR-905 as […]

NSBA, New Regency, Penguin Books, And Filmmakers To Distribute 12 Years A Slave To U.S. Public High Schools

Alexandria, VA–The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 YEARS A SLAVE available to America’s public high schools. This nationwide educational initiative was the brainchild of director Steve McQueen and Montel Williams, and […]

American Council On Exercise Launches Ash Hayes Scholarship

SAN DIEGO–According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American society has become characterized by environments that promote increased consumption of less healthy food and physical inactivity, resulting in an obesity rate among youth that has tripled in the past 30 years. In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the need […]

San Diego Unified School District To Return Armored Personnel Vehicle

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District today announced it will be returning an armored personnel vehicle acquired through the Department of Defense (D.O.D.) Excess Property Program (1033 Program) to the D.O.D. “Some members of our community are not comfortable with the district having this vehicle,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten. “If any part of our […]

Pet Of The Week: Tilly

Tilly

  ENCINITAS–“Tilly” is the pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a two month-old, five-pound, Chihuahua mix puppy. Because Tilly is so small, she’s staying in a foster home. Call the shelter to schedule a “meet and greet.” She loves to cuddle with people and play with dogs. She doesn’t seem to […]

First Local Enterovirus D68 Cases Reported In San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO–Three San Diego County children were among the first four cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection confirmed in California this year, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The three local children, along with a child visiting San Diego County, were hospitalized earlier this month for respiratory illness at Rady […]

Man Tries To Lure Alpine Girl Into His Car

Description of suspect who approached an Alpine juvenile female.

ALPINE—Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12 year-old Alpine girl to his car. The incident happened on September 12 around 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Arnold Way in Alpine. The girl’s mother called the Sheriff’s department to report the incident on Monday. The girl told deputies she […]

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Expand Health Care Access In Low-Income Communities

SACRAMENTO–Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to speed up the process for primary care clinics to serve Medi-Cal patients, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said today. Assemblywoman Gonzalez  joint authored the bill with Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima). “By addressing these delays, AB 2051 will help community clinics get up and running in the areas […]