Juvenile Dies From From Flu

SAN DIEGO–County Health and Human Services Agency reported its first pediatric flu death this season. A 17-year-old girl died Feb. 25 from influenza A/H3 and had an underlying medical condition. A total to 72 people died from the flu, compared to 68 last year, including a 9-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. “Influenza deaths are […]

County Environmental Health Warns Residents Of Mosquito Breeding In Standing Water

SAN DIEGO–Spring is here and so are mosquitos. The warm weather and standing water from recent rains in backyards of homes are breeding grounds for mosquitos, according to the County Department of Environmental Health. Health officials urge residences to dump standing water left outside from their properties. Garbage cans, rain gutters, a saucer under a […]

Operation Shoulder Tap Targets Adults Buying Alcohol For Minors

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department joined forces with hundreds of law enforcement agencies for a Shoulder Tap operation across California on Saturday. Deputies and agents with the California Department of Alcoholic and Beverage Control (ABC) conducted the sweep from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the San Marcos area. “Shoulder Tap” is shorthand […]

Marine Corp Air Station Miramar To Conduct Military Funeral Flyover

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR–A U.S. Air Force unit of B-1 Lancer military aircraft with 419th Flight Test Squadron will conduct a military funeral flyover in the vicinity of the Miramar National Cemetery Monday afternoon. The flyover will honor former Air Force Lt. Col. William Brooks. Brooks served with the 572nd Bomb Squadron, 391st Bomb […]

Marine Corp Air Station To Conduct Prescribed Burns At MCAS Miramar

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR–The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department is scheduled to conduct prescribed burns at East Miramar Saturday and Sunday. Prescribed burns are conducted to remove hazardous fuel growth and are part of the air station’s annual vegetation-management program to reduce the risk of wildfires. They involve the by-hand application of […]

Seven People Plead Guilty To Million Dollar Fraudulent Sales To Defense Department

SAN DIEGO–The owners of several defense contracting firms, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford to conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns. Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer admitted obtaining money from the United States by making false representations and false […]

Former Corrections Officer, Inmate Arrested In Drug Smuggling Conspiracy At Prison

WASHINGTON–Eleven people, including a former Corrections Officer at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, were charged in federal court as members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cellular telephones into the prison. The key defendant, Anibal Navarro, the former Corrections Officer at the facility was arrested by FBI Agents and officials from the […]

Rain Brings Bacteria To 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 […]

Elderly Couple Arrested For Hoarding 92 Dogs In Their Home

SAN DIEGO–An elderly couple who hoarded 92 Yorkshire Terrier and Yorkie-mix dogs in a feces-filled home in Poway, and 48 additional dogs at a second location, were arrested on multiple counts of animal abuse. Christine Calvert, 62, and Mark Vattimo, 73, have each been arrested on 10 felony counts of animal abuse and neglect, as […]

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Jewish Community Center

SAN DIEGO–A La Jolla Jewish community center Monday was forced to evacuate after receiving a bomb threat, according to San Diego police. The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center received the threat just after 4 p.m., authorities say. Everyone at the center were evacuated and sent to La Jolla Country Day School. Authorities searched the facility […]