County Health: San Carlos Man May Have Died From West Nile Virus

  SAN DIEGO–A 71-year-old man from the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego is believed to have died from West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency said on Friday. Testing by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) came back today as inconclusive. Initial lab testing at the man’s hospital indicated West Nile […]

The Road To Redemption


SAN DIEGO–“My reality was that I was going to die in prison.” And Miguel Yescas was perfectly fine with that, until his 4-year-old niece inspired a major turnaround and involvement with the San Diego County-affiliated Project A.W.A.R.E. pointed him in the direction he needed. Yescas is a former gang member who now talks to school […]

Oceanside Reconstructs New Reverse Angle Parking


OCEANSIDE–The City recently reconstructed a 4-block section of Mission Avenue in the downtown area, which now provides for all modes of transportation. Mission Avenue has been transformed from a four-lane two-way street to a two-lane one-way street (westbound), which includes wider sidewalks, new bus stop boarding areas, and a safer bicycle travel area.  As part […]

New Invasive Mosquito Found In San Diego County

Yellow Fever Mosquito

SAN DIEGO–County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases. “We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside […]

Caltrans To Temporarily Close Cabrillo Bridge

SAN DIEGO – The Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Overcrossing) leading into the west side of Balboa Park will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10 until 5 the following morning, according to Caltrans. The bridge deck will also be closed on Thursday night beginning at 11 until 5 a.m.  A fourth […]

Mortgage Broker Sentenced For Mortgage, Tax, And Bankruptcy Fraud

SAN DIEGO–A man who had previously operated a lucrative mortgage business from his Rancho Santa Fe home—was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael Anello for orchestrating a host of fraud schemes. Donald Totten, who has been in custody since his arrest on July 24, 2013, pleaded guilty in February 2014 […]

Man Arrested For Beating His Wife While She Slept

VISTA—A Vista woman was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after her husband assaulted her with a deadly weapon while she was sleeping. Deputies say the incident took place at a Vista residence on Primerose Avenue. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult female victim who had been beaten about the head and facial area while she was […]

Driver Injured In Traffic Collision

CARLSBAD–The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a tree early this morning was airlifted to a hospital, Carlsbad police said today. The 5:05 a.m. solo vehicle traffic collision occurred on Aviara Parkway east of Cormorant Drive. Officers say the vehicle was driving eastbound on Aviara Parkway and collided with trees located in the center […]

La Mesa Man Dies From West Nile Virus


SAN DIEGO–The cause of the recent death of a 78-year-old La Mesa man was confirmed as West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency said on Friday. The man was admitted to a local hospital on October 6 after experiencing symptoms of encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can be caused by […]

28th Annual Light The Night Against Crime 5K Run/Walk This Saturday

SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers will be hosting the 28th annual Light the Night Against Crime 5K Run/Walk on October 25 in Balboa Park. Sheriff Bill Gore and SDPD Assistant Chief Mark Jones will be on hand to send off the participants, who number nearly 2,000 runners and walkers this year. The race takes on a cops […]