$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 […]

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 […]

Authorities Seek Leads On Cold Case


SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit continue to look for leads to help locate Mickey James Guidry. Mickey’s family has increased the reward to up to $3,500 for any information that may lead to his whereabouts. Guidry was last seen on the afternoon of November 27, 2009. He […]

More Than 40 Neglected Horses Rescued

Neglected horses were rescued by County Animal Services on Saturday. Courtesy photo

VALLEY CENTER–More than 40 animals are now under the care of County Animal Services after being rescued from a property in Valley Center Saturday. Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road. County Animal […]

Marijuana Use Up Among Juveniles In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–More than half of the youth booked into Juvenile Hall in San Diego County tested positive for marijuana, the highest rate seen in 14 years, according to a new report released by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Fifty-three percent tested positive in 2013, up from 42 percent in 2000. The study, “2013 Juvenile […]

Qualcomm Sales Director Guilty Of Insider Trading

SAN DIEGO–A Qualcomm, Incorporated sales director pled guilty to one count of insider trading, United States Attorney Laura Duffy said today. At the time of his illegal trade, Robert Herman, 52, was a director in the North America Sales Department of Qualcomm, Inc. According to Herman’s plea agreement, Herman and a co-defendant were part of […]

Former San Ysidro School District Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Extracting Political Contributions

SAN DIEGO–Former superintendent of the San Ysidro School District Manuel Paul pled guilty today in federal court to deprivation of benefits for political contributions. Paul worked in the San Ysidro School District (“SYSD”) for 38 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, a post he held from 2007 until his resignation in 2013. According to […]

Explosives Found At Oceanside Residence

OCEANSIDE–A crew hired to clean an Oceanside home found three sticks of dynamite at the resident, Oceanside police said on Wednesday. Oceanside Police Department dispatchers received a call regarding explosives at an address in the 600 block of Garfield. The owner of the home had hired a crew to clean the vacant residence.  The crew found the […]

Four UC San Diego Faculty Win ‘Early Concept’ Grants From Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

Glial cells surround neurons in the central nervous system. Credit Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at UC San Diego

LA JOLLA–Four scientists at UC San Diego are among 36 recipients nationwide who have been awarded early concept grants for brain research from the National Science Foundation, the agency announced today. The awards were made to fund research projects that the federal science agency determined could produce “potentially transformative insights into understanding the brain.” The […]

Two Males Arrested In North Park Assault

SAN DIEGO—San Diego police arrested two men Saturday evening in connection with the beating of another man in North Park. On Saturday, at 5:43 a.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to several calls regarding a disturbance and possible robbery at 3800 Pershing Ave. Officers found a 38-year-old male unconscious and not breathing. He had suffered […]