Medical Examiner Seeks Public’s Help Identifying John Doe

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an elderly man who was struck by an Amtrak train last Tuesday night in Oceanside. A red three-wheeled walker and a wooden cane were found nearby and are believed to belong to the man. The man was struck at approximately […]

$25 Million Available For Affordable Housing Projects In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The City of San Diego has announced the availability of $25 million to fund affordable housing projects. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by Civic San Diego (CivicSD) will allow projects that meet certain affordability requirements and development objectives to apply for funds in order to facilitate the development of affordable rental units […]

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Requires Schools To Test Water for Lead

SAN DIEGO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed regular testing for lead in the water systems at public schools and to shutter the unsafe water systems if high lead levels are discovered. Assembly Bill 746, which Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher authored after the San Ysidro School District acknowledged last month it had discovered high […]

Closure Lifted For Imperial Beach And Silver Strand Shorelines

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines. This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive to Avenida Lunar in Coronado. Recent water quality testing conducted by DEH confirms that water quality meets State health standards at these beaches. This […]

Flu Deaths Increase In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–The number of influenza deaths and flu cases increased last week, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday. Six new flu deaths were reported, bringing this season’s total to 39. The people who died ranged in age from 36 to 96-years-old. All except two had underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, after three consecutive […]

Dead Hawk Found In Valley Center Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

SAN DIEGO–A dead red-tailed hawk found in Valley Center has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first detection of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease in 2017 in San Diego county, San Diego County environmental health reports. Mosquitoes are cold-blooded and generally do not bite in temperatures 50 degrees fahrenheit and lower. However, temperatures around […]

Sewage-Contaminated Runoff Closes Silver Strand Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach shorelines north to include the Silver Strand shoreline up to Avenida Lunar. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result […]

DA and Insurance Commissioner Bust Insurance Fraud Ring In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The District Attorney’s Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown Thursday, which was operating in San Diego county. Nine defendants have been charged with 34 felony crimes including filing fraudulent auto insurance claims. Six defendants were arrested on January 31, and police are searching for one […]

San Diego Proclaims State Of Emergency In Aftermath Of Storms

SAN DIEGO–Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared a state of emergency following the January rain storms that resulted in extensive damage and flooding in the City of San Diego. The San Diego City Council will meet February 7 to ratify the local state of emergency. While a state of emergency proclamation has already been declared at […]

San Diego Organizations Unite To Create Coalition Against Islamophobia

SAN DIEGO–Local community and faith-based organizations have teamed up with the American Muslim community to announce the creation of a new coalition to fight Islamophobia in San Diego county. The group and representatives of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy organization, gathered Tuesday at a mosque in Clairemont […]