El Cajon Man Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting

EL CAJON–The fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon of a black male at a shopping mall by El Cajon police has sparked anger and outrage from residents in the city, and throughout San Diego county. The victim, identified as 30-year-old Alfred Olango, died from his injuries at a local hospital. According to family members, Olango suffered from mental illness, […]

Driver Who Ran Down Three Pedestrians Arrested

SAN DIEGO–A driver, who intentionally ran over three pedestrians August 5 at Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach, was arrested Tuesday by San Diego police detectives. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Omar Gutierrez, was taken into custody at his job, and booked on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of destruction of evidence. This is still an ongoing […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Injured After Accidental Discharge Of Handgun

LEMON GROVE–An accidental discharge from a .22 handgun resulted in a non-life-threatening injury to a Sheriff’s deputy. The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. after a joint task force completed the execution of a local search warrant in East San Diego County. Members of the task force returned to the Lemon Grove substation to secure evidence […]

New Law Ensures Local Governments Include​ ​Environmental Justice in General Plans

SAN DIEGO–On September 24, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1000 by Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) which will improve local planning efforts to reduce disproportionate environmental and health impacts on California’s most vulnerable residents by ensuring that local governments include an Environmental Justice (EJ) Element in General Plans. The bill was co-sponsored by the […]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train

DEL MAR–A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck and killed a pedestrian as he stood by the tracks on the bluffs in Del Mar. On Saturday, just after  9 p.m., Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement deputies responded to a collision that occurred on the tracks north of 13th Street. A northbound BNSF train was traveling at approximately 40 miles […]

Parolee Arrested For El Cajon Shooting Death

EL CAJON–A parolee wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in unincorporated El Cajon was arrested by authorities. The San Diego County Fugitive Task Force located 23-year-old Richard “Ricky” James Gunner near Rio Seco Elementary School on Cuyamaca Street in Santee just before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was taken into custody without […]

County Lifts Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Shorelines Closure

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines. This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive to Avenida Lunar in Coronado. Recent water quality testing conducted by agency confirms that water quality meets State health standards at these beaches. The […]

Sewage-Contaminated Runoff Closes Imperial Beach Shorelines

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach shorelines north to include the Silver Strand shoreline up to Avenida Lunar. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result […]

Major Rail Service Interruption On Three Weekends In October

OCEANSIDE—Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Coaster, Metrolink, and freight rail providers will experience major service interruptions during three weekends in October due to several coordinated major construction and maintenance projects. Track closures are scheduled for October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23 to allow construction crews to perform work on multiple projects that will improve rail travel along the […]

Warner Springs Shooting Victims Dies

WARNER SPRINGS–The victim in a shooting incident which occurred on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation over the weekend has passed away from her injuries, authorities say. The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Carrie Deatherage. She was the sister of the suspect, Sandra Stoneburner. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the autopsy. […]