Sprinter Train Collides With Vehicle In Vista

VISTA–A westbound Sprinter train collided with a vehicle that had stopped near the railroad tracks in Vista, authorities said Monday. The collision occurred on the tracks at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Woodland Drive, according to deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit. The Sprinter train was traveling approximately 40 to 45 miles per […]

Medical Examiner Seeks Public’s Help Identifying John Doe

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an elderly man who was struck by an Amtrak train last Tuesday night in Oceanside. A red three-wheeled walker and a wooden cane were found nearby and are believed to belong to the man. The man was struck at approximately […]

$25 Million Available For Affordable Housing Projects In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The City of San Diego has announced the availability of $25 million to fund affordable housing projects. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by Civic San Diego (CivicSD) will allow projects that meet certain affordability requirements and development objectives to apply for funds in order to facilitate the development of affordable rental units […]

Oceanside Public Library Opens Veterans’ Resource Center

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library is now offering military veterans a new one-stop shop to help them find information about services and resources available to them. The Library has received a grant from the California State Library, in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), to set-up a Veterans’ Resource Center on the second […]

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Requires Schools To Test Water for Lead

SAN DIEGO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed regular testing for lead in the water systems at public schools and to shutter the unsafe water systems if high lead levels are discovered. Assembly Bill 746, which Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher authored after the San Ysidro School District acknowledged last month it had discovered high […]

Authorities Seek Identity Of Car Burglar

VISTA–Authorities are searching for the identity of a man wanted in connection with a car burglary in Vista. The burglary occurred February 13 just after 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of Cresthaven Drive. Surveillance video shows the man getting out of a car. He then opens the door and trunk of a car parked on the […]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train

OCEANSIDE–A southbound Amtrak train Tuesday evening fatally struck an adult male laying on the railroad tracks, authorities reported. Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to the 7 p.m. Amtrak train collision near Cassidy Street and Broadway Street. The train was traveling at approximately 55 miles per hour when the engineer observed the male on the tracks. […]

Rail Closures Planned For Coastal Corridor

OCEANSIDE–As part of ongoing infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, multiple weekend closures have been planned. These closures are chosen to have the least impact on customers and provide a window in which construction and maintenance can be performed without interruption. During the following weekends, there will be no Coaster or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner […]

Two Injured In Ramona Plane Crash

RAMONA–One person died, and two people were injured when their small airplane crashed on a mountainside in Ramona, Sheriff’s deputies reported. On Sunday, the plane took off from Gillespie Field Airport as an instructor/student flight, then crashed at 2:29 p.m., according to authorities. The two surviving occupants climbed to an elevated area and used their cellphones to call for […]

Closure Lifted For Imperial Beach And Silver Strand Shorelines

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 DEH confirms that water quality meets State health standards at these beaches. This […]