Attorney Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Schemes In Two Counties

SAN DIEGO—A Newport Beach attorney appeared in two federal courthouses last week, where he was collectively sentenced to serve 30 months in prison for participating in separate fraud schemes in Orange and San Diego counties. On July 20, U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford in Santa Ana ordered attorney Gino Paul Pietro, 54, to serve 24 […]

Property Tax Relief Available For Property Damaged By Flooding

SAN DIEGO–County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest Dronenburg has advised all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed during the recent flooding that property tax relief is available. This tax relief program requires the reassessment of the property to reflect its damaged condition. The reduced value will remain in effect until such time as the property is […]

Two Suspects Arrested In Swan Canyon Homicide

SAN DIEGO–San Diego homicide detectives arrested Friday two people and charged them with the murder of San Diego resident Cordell King. The suspects, 28 year-old Jennifer Whitmer and 25 year-old Dionte Simpson, both from San Diego, were taken into custody by Gang Suppression Team officers. On April 17, 2011, King, 28, was shot and killed […]

Transportation Innovator Jacob Dekema Celebrates 100th Birthday‏

SAN DIEGO–Jacob “Jake” Dekema, a former Caltrans District Director and one of the true transportation innovators of his generation, celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday. Dekema served as Caltrans District Engineer and its first District 11 Director in charge of highway development in San Diego, Imperial, and east Riverside counties from 1955-1980.  During that time he […]

Convicted Online Predator Sentenced To 120 Years To Life

SAN DIEGO–A Superior Court judge handed down a 120 year-to-life sentence, plus five years to a 43-year-old former teacher and online child predator for molesting four boys including a former student. John Raymond Kinloch was convicted in June of 33 felony charges including committing lewd acts on a child and possession of child pornography. “Sexual […]

Police Program Gives Teen Drivers A Firsthand Look At Impaired Driving/Drivers

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting a new teen driver safety course aimed at educating teen drivers on drinking and driving. The Teen Alcohol Awareness Program, or (T.A.A.P) is geared toward newly licensed teen drivers and teen drivers finishing high school. TAAP will pair police officers with teens and their […]

San Diego County Residents Report Flooding Damages

Rutherford Road in Ramona was covered in mud and debris after the weekend's rainstorm.

SAN DIEGO–More than 130 San Diego-area home and business owners have reported to the County that they sustained damage to their properties as a result of the weekend’s rainstorm that spun out of the remnants of Hurricane Dolores. The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services is compiling damage estimates from residents who were affected […]

Sheriff’s Department Offers Free Vacation Checks For Travelers


SAN DIEGO–Going away on a summer break? An empty house is a tempting target for burglars. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers free vacation checks year round for residents. Sheriff’s Senior Volunteers will perform security inspections outside the home Monday through Friday. They will check if your doors, windows and garage are locked. They will […]

Temporary Speed Reduction On I-8 For Construction Work

SAN DIEGO–Caltrans advises motorists that speeds have been reduced from 70 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour on both sides a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 8 from Crestwood Road to the In-Ko Pah Park Road near the San Diego/Imperial county line. The temporary speed reduction takes place during construction work hours Monday-Friday and […]

County Pushes For Newest Air Tankers In Ramona‏

SAN DIEGO–Concerned about the approaching fall wildfire season, county supervisors on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to operate its newest air tankers out of Ramona Air Attack Base. The Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation from Chairman Bill Horn and Supervisor Dianne Jacob to ask the White House to overturn the decision, a […]