Corporate CEO Admits Defrauding Shareholders

SAN DIEGO–A 50 year-old former Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based Unico, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday admitting he defrauded shareholders in a sophisticated stock fraud scheme. Lopez entered his plea before District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel to conspiring to commit securities fraud, and was ordered to return for sentencing on May […]

Environmental Health Coalition Climate Action Plan Heats Up In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–Today, Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) unveiled its plan to address climate change in San Diego. “Start Here, Start Now – Put Our Neighborhoods First in the Climate Action Plan,” echoed throughout tonight’s City Council scoping meeting as the community urged Mayor Kevin Faulconer to strengthen the plan and ensure that the neighborhoods most impacted […]

Environmental Health Advisory Issued For Coastal Waters

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has issued a general advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban […]

Pertussis Cases Increase In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–Cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have increased in San Diego County surpassing the previous record by nearly 900 cases, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said today. The agency says 2,072 pertussis cases were confirmed in 2014, eclipsing the previous record set in 2010 when 1,179 cases were reported. The […]

San Diego To Move Forward With Plastic Bag Ban In Wake Of State Referendum

SAN DIEGO–In wake of the announcement that will force a referendum to repeal California’s plastic bag ban, the City of San Diego has confirmed it will consider it’s own. San Diego is poised to join 138 communities in California, including Solana Beach and Encinitas, that have already enacted a plastic bag ban to address the […]

8 More Flu Deaths Reported In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–Influenza claimed the lives of eight more San Diegans last week, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths this season to 62, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday. “While influenza activity appears to be decreasing, people should continue to take precautionary measures to avoid getting sick,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H, […]

County Offers Free Tax Preparations Help For Low Income Families

SAN DIEGO–Through April 15, the County will be helping low-income families and individuals file their income tax returns and increase the amount they get back. More than 500 volunteers will help prepare and file taxes electronically at about 75 sites across the region, including one at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall. However, individuals have to […]

Sewage Contaminated Water Spreads To Imperial Beach

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include all of the Imperial Beach shoreline (including Camp Surf). Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall and […]

Qualcomm Sales Director Admits Insider Trading

SAN DIEGO–A former sales director at Qualcomm, Incororated, pled guilty to insider trading and admitted netting almost $200,000 in fraudulent proceeds by trading ahead of Qualcomm’s 2011 acquisition of Atheros Communications. At the time of his illegal trade, Derek Cohen was a director in Qualcomm’s North America Sales Department. Two of his former colleagues in […]

Murder Of Vaafuti Togiailua Remains Unsolved

Vaafuti Togiailua

SAN DIEGO–Investigators continue to search for leads in the unsolved murder of San Diego resident Vaafuti Togiailua. On November 5, 2014, Togiailua was shot to death near his home in the area of the 900 block of 26th St. in Golden Hill at 6:40 a.m. San Diego police is looking for anyone with information to […]