Rain Brings Bacteria To County Beaches

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has issued a General Advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban […]

Road Rage Suspect Arrested

Truck involved in road rage incidents in San Diego county.

SAN DIEGO–A 42 year-old male driver was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon during a road rage incident with other drivers on a northbound San Diego freeway. California Highway Patrol Investigators Thursday arrested John Albert Young  after he used his Ford F-350 to strike other vehicles on I-805 northbound north of Governor Drive and State Route 163 […]

Sheriff’s Communications Center Recognized

Sheriff's Department Communication Center.

SAN DIEGO–Emergency Dispatchers at the Sheriff’s Communications Center in Kearny Mesa save lives everyday by answering 9-1-1 calls and making sure help gets to where it needs to. In honor of their service, San Diego Association of Public Safety Dispatchers (APSD), a non-profit association that develops and presents training courses for public safety dispatchers in […]

Alpine Property Owner Arrested For Manufacturing Butane Honey Oil Lab, Possession Of Marijuana

ALPINE–Narcotic detectives arrested a 29 year-old property owner and charged him with manufacturing butane honey oil, cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. The property owner, William Cody Leck, admitted to having a large cultivation and harvest on the property. He also admitted to having the materials to produce butane honey oil. Leck […]

Carlsbad’s Crime Rate Dropped In 2014

CARLSBAD–On April 22, SANDAG released the “Thirty-Five Years of Crime in the San Diego Region: 1980 through 2014” report.  SANDAG noted the countywide crime rate per 1,000 population was the lowest in the past 35 years.  “These regional statistics show San Diego County has never been a safer place to live than it is today,” […]

Former Foster Youth To Speak In Encinitas

ENCINITAS–What’s it like to grow up as a foster child after being abused, neglected or abandoned by your parents? How does it feel to then move from home to home and to face the unimaginable pain of being separated from siblings? Young adults who have lived through the foster care system will answer those tough […]

San Diego Region Receives $16.9 Million Grant For Terrorism Preparedness

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego region will receive approximately $16.9 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the Fiscal Year 2015 Urban Areas Security Initiative grant program. In Fiscal Year 2014-2013, the region also received approximately $16.9 million in Urban Areas Security Initiative funds each year. “As San Diego remains home to much of […]

Oceanside Man Arrested In Domestic Violence Standoff

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OCEANSIDE–A domestic violence incident turned into a brief standoff Saturday evening at an Oceanside residence, an Oceanside police spokesman said Sunday. Officers say a 29 year-old  female contacted the Oceanside police to report she had just gotten into a physical altercation with her 28 year-old boyfriend. The altercation escalated when the female’s boyfriend pointed a […]

Half Percent Sales Tax Rollbacks In El Cajon

EL CAJON–The ‘Rollback Tax Event’, hosted by the East County Chamber of Commerce, the City of El Cajon, Parkway Plaza, and Valley of Cars, commemorated the half percent sales tax decrease in the City of El Cajon. With the sun setting of Proposition O, the sales tax decreased from 9.0% to 8.5% in El Cajon. […]

GSA Official Admits Accepting Bribes, Stealing Government Property

SAN DIEGO–A building manager for the General Services Administration (GSA) admitted to an almost decade-long conspiracy to accept bribes and steal property owned by the United States. Timothy Francis Cashman acknowledged using his position with GSA (overseeing operations and maintenance at the Otay Mesa, San Ysidro, and Tecate Ports of Entry) for his personal enrichment; […]