San Ysidro High Student Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease

SAN DIEGO–A 17-year-old high school student at San Ysidro High School is ill from confirmed meningococcal disease, an illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported on Tuesday. The previously healthy male was admitted to a local hospital Saturday morning and is recovering. HHSA has identified and notified family […]

Registered Nurse Convicted In Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

SAN DIEGO–A workers’ compensation fraud defendant was sentenced to six years of local custody after being convicted by a jury of 12 felony counts including perjury and insurance fraud for her role in defrauding her employer out of more than $300,000 over a seven-year period. Golnaz Gholipour, 35, was sentenced to three years in local […]

Trio Arrested In Attempted Murder And Robbery Of Man

SANTEE–Three men were arrested this week, and charged with attempted murder and robbery of another man outside a Walmart store in Santee. Investigators say on November 9, Robert Johnson, 20, was assaulted and repeatedly stabbed by three men outside the retail store.  After the attack the suspects fled with the Johnson’s backpack and left him with five […]

Transit Board To Consider Alcohol, Electronic Cigarette Rules For Passengers

OCEANSIDE–The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors is considering the staff recommendation to Revise Ordinances 1-3.  If approved, electronic cigarettes and alcoholic beverages will be banned from all NCTD facilities and modes of transportation. In 2013, the North County Transit District Board of Supervisors solicited input from the public in two areas: Title VI […]

Mid-Coast Trolley Receives Environmental Approval‏

SAN DIEGO–The Mid-Coast trolley extension received final environmental approval today, and the project is now poised to compete for federal funding and move forward into construction. The SANDAG Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday morning to certify the state environmental document, known as the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). The vote comes on the […]

CPUC Issues $10.85 Million Staff Citation To PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a $10.85 million staff Citation to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for a natural gas explosion in Carmel-by-the-Sea in March, and, separately, opened a formal penalty consideration case against PG&E relating to recordkeeping associated with the utility’s gas distribution infrastructure. The CPUC’s Safety and Enforcement […]

Supervisor Roberts Elected 2nd VP Of CA State Association Of Counties

Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia, President of the California State Association of Counties, congratulates San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts upon his election as 2nd Vice President.

SAN DIEGO–Supervisor Dave Roberts expanded his reach on Thursday as county supervisors from across the state elected him to serve as 2nd Vice President of the California State Association of Counties. The vote took place during the Association’s 120th annual meeting in Orange County. “This position brings a new leadership opportunity to me that I […]

Quechan Pedestrian Crossing Opens At Andrade Port Of Entry

SAN DIEGO–Construction is now completed on the Quechan Crossing Pedestrian Project at the Andrade Port of Entry along State Route 186, Caltrans said on Wednesday. Pedestrians now have full access to new sidewalks and reconstructed walkways brought to Americans with Disability Act standards. Andrade is a remote desert location that is a busy port of […]

Lions, Tigers And Bears Host Christmas Festival Fundraiser

SAN DIEGO–Lions, Tigers and Bears, a big cat and exotic animal sanctuary in Alpine, will host their annual Christmas Festival Fundraiser on December 6. The 1 to 4 p.m. event takes place at the sanctuary and is open to the public. Guests can watch the animals open their Christmas presents and do some of their […]

Police Identify Victim From Fatal Shooting In Rolando Community

SAN DIEGO–San Diego police released the name of a male found shot to death on November 16 in San Diego. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Rodney Vanburean Harmon of San Diego. Last Sunday at 4 a.m., officers received a 911 call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 7000 block of El […]