The Road To Redemption


SAN DIEGO–“My reality was that I was going to die in prison.” And Miguel Yescas was perfectly fine with that, until his 4-year-old niece inspired a major turnaround and involvement with the San Diego County-affiliated Project A.W.A.R.E. pointed him in the direction he needed. Yescas is a former gang member who now talks to school […]

New Invasive Mosquito Found In San Diego County

Yellow Fever Mosquito

SAN DIEGO–County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases. “We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside […]

Caltrans To Temporarily Close Cabrillo Bridge

SAN DIEGO – The Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Overcrossing) leading into the west side of Balboa Park will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10 until 5 the following morning, according to Caltrans. The bridge deck will also be closed on Thursday night beginning at 11 until 5 a.m.  A fourth […]

Mortgage Broker Sentenced For Mortgage, Tax, And Bankruptcy Fraud

SAN DIEGO–A man who had previously operated a lucrative mortgage business from his Rancho Santa Fe home—was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael Anello for orchestrating a host of fraud schemes. Donald Totten, who has been in custody since his arrest on July 24, 2013, pleaded guilty in February 2014 […]

La Mesa Man Dies From West Nile Virus


SAN DIEGO–The cause of the recent death of a 78-year-old La Mesa man was confirmed as West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency said on Friday. The man was admitted to a local hospital on October 6 after experiencing symptoms of encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can be caused by […]

28th Annual Light The Night Against Crime 5K Run/Walk This Saturday

SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers will be hosting the 28th annual Light the Night Against Crime 5K Run/Walk on October 25 in Balboa Park. Sheriff Bill Gore and SDPD Assistant Chief Mark Jones will be on hand to send off the participants, who number nearly 2,000 runners and walkers this year. The race takes on a cops […]

Local Doctors Volunteer To Give Hope To 37 Uninsured San Diegans

SAN DIEGO–Jose Gomez has struggled with pain from a hernia for five years, leaving him unable to perform work duties on a regular basis. His hernia will be repaired this Saturday, enabling him to return to work full time as an auto mechanic through the Project Access Saturday Day Surgery Day. On Saturday, Jose and […]

Male Found Dead In Bay Ho Identified

SAN DIEGO—A man found deceased in the backyard at a Bay Ho residence on October 19 was identified by police as 41-year-old Paul Michael Martinez of San Diego. Investigators say Martinez’s body was found in the 4700 block of Monongahela Street. He sustain blunt force trauma to his upper torso and was unresponsive. Medical intervention […]

Police Search For Leads In Unsolved Murder Of Chuck Owens

Suspect in murder of Chuck Owens

SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers and the San Diego police continue to look for leads in the unsolved murder of 28-year-old Chuck Owens. Detectives said on October 13, 2013, Owens was shot and killed at Marie Wideman Park, located at 6700 Imperial Avenue in San Diego. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late […]

Crews Will Work Both Sides Of I-5 For Ocean View Rehab Project

SAN DIEGO–This week construction crews will be working on both northbound and southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) for the Ocean View Rehab Project. Crews will close three of the four lanes on both sides of the freeway in two mile sections between the Aliso Creek Rest Area and the San Diego-Orange County line tonight through Thursday, […]