GSA Official Charged With Accepting Bribes, Theft Of Government Property 

SAN DIEGO—A 53 year-old GSA official was arrested this week for allegedly accepting bribes, and theft of government property, FBI Special Agent Charge Daphne Hearn said on Wednesday. Federal agents arrested Timothy Cashman of Lakeside on July 1, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry where his office is located. He is a building manager […]

Government Contractors Sentenced For Bribery

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SAN DIEGO–The presidents of two government contracting companies, as well as the companies themselves, were sentenced today for bribing the so-called “Godfather” of Camp Pendleton in exchange for millions of dollars in construction and service contracts at Camp Pendleton and other federal facilities. At today’s hearing, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia sentenced Hugo Hernandez […]

Sheriff’s Department Honors Staff For Service

Sheriff's Commander David Myers with Deputy William Dunford at the National Sheriffs' Association's (NSA) annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas.  Photo: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

SAN DIEGO–The Sheriff’s Department recognized two of its staffers for their dedicated service to the community. Deputy William Dunford from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station received the Charles “Bud” Meeks Valor Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year at the National Sheriffs’ Association’s (NSA) annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The award is one of the […]

DA Announces $498,000 Civil Settlement With Rite Aid In Consumer Case

SAN DIEGO—District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced her office’s Consumer Protection Unit, working with the Riverside and Alameda District Attorneys’ Offices and the State Board of Pharmacy, has obtained a $498,250 settlement in a consumer protection lawsuit brought against the owners of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain in California. The civil complaint, filed in San Diego Superior Court […]

One Man Dies, Two Others Injured From Gunshots During Argument

SAN DIEGO–One male is dead, and two males are hospitalized after gunshots were fired during an argument, San Diego police said on Saturday.   OnJune 27, at 9:45 p.m., the San Diego Police Department received a 911 call of gunshots being fired in the 1600 block of Cathy Street. When officers arrived, they located a […]

County Fire Authority Honored For Fire Prevention Work

Code Inspection Officer Jorge Self and Fire Services Coordinator Greg Schreiner hold up the Fire Authority's Agency Award and letters of recognition for their service with (at left) Aida Castaneda from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez' office and Lori Brown from Senator Joel Anderson’s office (at right).

SAN DIEGO–More than 200 properties in the East County are better prepared for this fire season after a landscape service went in and cut defensible space around the land at no cost to residents. The work was done in the spring in the communities of Julian, Whispering Pines, Kentwood-In-The-Pines, Harrison Park, Pine Hills, and Santa […]

Female Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Freight Train

CARLSBAD–A 20 year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound freight train, Sheriff’s Deputies said Thursday. Deputies say at approximately 10:38 p.m.,  they received a call about a collision on the railroad tracks near the 5900 block of Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad. The unidentified female was struck by a southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight […]

More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted To Upgrade Transportation, Job Growth

SAN DIEGO–The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. One of the highlights of the meeting was the CTC revising its funding estimate upward for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for the 2014-15 […]

San Diego County’s Assessed Value Up Six Percent

SAN DIEGO– County Assessor Ernie Dronenburg announced today that the 2014 assessed value of all taxable property has increased by 6% (or $24.6 billion) from last year. The property was valued as of January 1, 2014. This year’s total assessed value is $433.4 billion. After deducting tax exempt properties (charitable, homeowners, disabled, etc.) the Net […]

Police Arrest Woman Suspected Of Killing Her Spouse

SAN DIEGO—A woman suspected of killing her spouse was arrested by police on Tuesday. On June 5, at about 6 p.m., San Diego police received a radio call to check the welfare of a female inside of an apartment in the 7700 block of Mission Gorge Road. Officers found 38-year-old Russina Vale had suffered stab […]