County Begins First Larvicide Drop To Fight West Nile Virus

SAN DIEGO–With temperatures rising early this week and the West Nile virus season ahead, the County of San Diego plans to start its annual aerial drops of mosquito-fighting larvicide Wednesday on local waterways. A helicopter drops granular larvicide on 48 waterways around the county roughly once a month from May through October each year to […]

Man Fatally Shot At Emerald Hills Park

SAN DIEGO–A male was fatally shot Sunday by two males at a parking lot of Emerald Hills Park, San Diego police says. At about 5:16 p.m., San Diego police received a  call of gunshots heard in the 5600 block of Bethune Court in San Diego. Officers arrived and learned from witnesses that a male had […]

‘Operation Hard Candy’ Targets Drug Dealing In San Diego’s East Village

SAN DIEGO–District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman released the results of a month long undercover operation targeting street-level drug dealers in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood that resulted in 22 grand jury indictments against 31 suspects. “Operation Hard Candy” was a San Diego Police Department-led investigation that began in October […]

Nine Dehesa Charter School Students Diagnosed With Chickenpox

CHULA VISTA–Nine students at the Dehesa Charter School Chula Vista Resource Center have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella) the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday. The cases are unrelated to the outbreak reported last week at the San Diego Cooperative Charter School. The first student reported illness on March 28 and […]

First Transit Bus Drivers Ratify New Contract

OCEANSIDE–After Union officials and First Transit reached a tentative agreement last week, Breeze bus operators with the Union voted this week to ratify the proposed agreement and enter into a new, five-year contract. Officials with North County Transit District are pleased that bus operators and First Transit were able to come to an amicable agreement […]

Lake San Marcos Closed Due To Sewage Spill

SAN MARCOS–Sewage contaminated signs have been posted at access points to Lake San Marcos and will remain in place until samples indicate water quality is safe for contact. A sewage spill was identified Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. when a force-main sewer line associated with a lift station broke at 1495 Via Entrada Del Lago in San […]

All Lanes Of Westbound State 78 At 1-15 Closed For Night Work

SAN DIEGO–Crews will close all lanes of westbound State Route 78 (SR-78) at the Interstate 15 (I-15) connector Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement work, according to Caltrans. Motorists will be detoured to the northbound I-15 connector ramp and proceed to the El Norte Parkway off-ramp, then back onto […]

Attempted Homicide Suspects Arrested In Oceanside

CARLSBAD–Two transients were arrested in Oceanside for attempted murder of another transient in Carlsbad, authorities said Tuesday. Oceanside police have taken into custody 36-year-old Hakim Nadear Hudson and 66-year-old Mario Lucas Pinto. On Tuesday at 6:43 a.m., Carlsbad police  received a call to check the welfare of a man who appeared to be injured in […]

Man Charged With 1993 Murder Of San Diego Woman

SAN DIEGO–An inmate in a California state prison was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in San Diego Superior Court for the 1993 murder of a San Diego woman. The suspect, identified as 42-year-old, James Issac Blackmon, was charged with one count of murder. On October 27, 1993, 46-year-old Sumei Wei Chen was found with fatal gunshot wounds […]

Escondido Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender Targeting Minors

ESCONDIDO–Escondido police detectives arrested a 46 year-old Oceanside resident and charged him with several felony charges related to his online communication with a 16 year-old female. Rennard Cawkwell, a registered sex offender, was released from parole in late March, and his GPS monitor removed. The very next day after being released from parole, Cawkwell arrived […]