Oceanside Library Offers New Digital Magazine Service

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library will offer Zinio for libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications. Through the library’s website www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org under the “Library Services” tab, current Oceanside Public Library cardholders have unlimited access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be […]

Mark Ochenduszko Named Interim Director For River Park

From left, Supervisor Dave Roberts, Mark Ochenduszko and Del Mar City Councilman Don Mosier. Courtesy photo

SAN DIEGO–Directors of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority voted on Tuesday to hire Mark Ochenduszko as interim executive director of the agency. “Mr. Ochenduszko brings tremendous experience to the position,” said Supervisor Dave Roberts, chairman of the river park’s Board of Directors. “I look forward to working with him as we continue […]

Oceanside Female Juvenile Missing

Natalie Francis Rivas

  OCEANSIDE–Oceanside police is asking the public assistance in locating a missing juvenile last seen Sunday at 5 p.m. in Oceanside. Officers say Natalie Francis Rivas was last seen in the 200 block of Hyacinth Way. She is a Hispanic female, eleven years-old, four feet, nine inches tall, weigh 100 pounds, and has long brown hair […]

$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 […]