Fugitive Arrested After Escape From San Diego Jail

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SAN DIEGO—A male fugitive who escaped from the San Diego Central jail yesterday was arrested by police today. Don Andrea Torrillo escaped from the jail yesterday about 6 p.m.. On Wednesday, about 7:30 p.m., the San Diego Fugitive Task Force comprised of Sheriff’s Detectives and US Marshal’s successfully located and took Torrillo into custody. Torrillo […]

Survivor Of Suicide Loss Talks About Depression

Diana Waugh

SAN DIEGO–Diana Waugh is a survivor of suicide loss – not once, but twice. Today, Waugh, 71, spoke at a news conference to release the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council Report to the Community. The North Park resident decided to share her story to raise awareness about depression and suicide. She recounts her struggles here in her […]

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 […]

$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

Mickey

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 […]

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 […]

Four UC San Diego Faculty Win ‘Early Concept’ Grants From Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

Glial cells surround neurons in the central nervous system. Credit Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at UC San Diego

LA JOLLA–Four scientists at UC San Diego are among 36 recipients nationwide who have been awarded early concept grants for brain research from the National Science Foundation, the agency announced today. The awards were made to fund research projects that the federal science agency determined could produce “potentially transformative insights into understanding the brain.” The […]