Man Found Dead At El Cajon Hotel

EL CAJON—A 28 year-old man was found stabbed to death in a room at the Villa Embasadora Hotel, El Cajon police said on Wednesday. At 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a possible fight at the hotel. When officers arrived, they found a black male unresponsive and bleeding. The victim was transported […]

Mouse Tests Positive For Hantavirus


SAN DIEGO–County officials are reminding people to be extra careful whenever they are cleaning mice and rodent nests after a mouse trapped in North County’s Pala Mesa area tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus disease. The California mouse was caught in routine trapping in Pala Mesa near Old Highway 395 and was the sixth mouse […]

Construction Begins This Fall On Horton Plaza Park

SAN DIEGO–The State of California’s Department of Finance has approved the additional $4.9 million in funding needed to move forward with the expansion plan of Horton Plaza Park in downtown San Diego. “We are delighted the state took swift action on this project,” said Andrew Phillips, Interim President and CFO/COO of Civic San Diego. “This […]

Two Lanes Of Northbound I-5 Closed For Night Work

SAN DIEGO–Two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between Interstate 8 and Sea World Drive will be closed Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to Caltrans. Construction crews will be doing excavation work. Motorists should allow for extra travel time. Traffic volumes in this area are still high even in the evening […]

Two Squirrels Test Positive For Plague

SAN DIEGO–Two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people to take simple steps to protect themselves when camping and hiking. “When you’re enjoying the outdoors, just remember —don’t feed or play with squirrels; don’t play near squirrel […]

City Environment Committee Urging Mayor To Finalize Climate Action Plan

SAN DIEGO–Today, San Diego City Council’s Environment Committee passed a resolution urging Mayor Faulconer to reduce pollution and prepare San Diego for the impacts of climate change by finalizing the City of San Diego’s draft Climate Action Plan, which Council President Todd Gloria released the draft plan during his tenure as Interim Mayor. Of the […]

TB Case Reported At La Mesa Middle School

SAN DIEGO–A person at La Mesa Middle School recently started treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed others, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported today. HHSA is working closely with school officials to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The period of potential exposure is from […]

Registered Sex Offender Arrested For Fondling Woman

John Wilson Kreischer

JACUMBA—Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 68 year-old registered sex offender after he fondled a 70 woman in her home, investigators said today. Sheriff’s deputies say John Wilson Kreischer on Monday morning allegedly entered the home of a female Jacumba resident, kissed and fondled her. Kreischer left the home in a white pickup truck, but was arrested […]

Three Injured In Vehicle Collision

OCEANSIDE—Two drivers and a passenger were injured in a vehicle collision on Oceanside and College Boulevards, Oceanside police said on Sunday. Officers say the collision occurred when a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu was turning onto northbound College Blvd. from eastbound Oceanside Blvd. and collided with a 2001 Ford Expedition that was travelling southbound on College Blvd. […]

Two Males Wanted For Questioning In Homicide Investigation

Latima Dover

EL CAJON—Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public’s assistance in locating the whereabouts of two Jamaican males wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation in El Cajon. On June 25, at about 8:44 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a homicide at 1475 Graves Avenue in El Cajon. Deputies located a victim with gunshot wounds on a […]