Construction Begins This Fall On Horton Plaza Park

SAN DIEGO–The State of California’s Department of Finance has approved the additional $4.9 million in funding needed to move forward with the expansion plan of Horton Plaza Park in downtown San Diego. “We are delighted the state took swift action on this project,” said Andrew Phillips, Interim President and CFO/COO of Civic San Diego. “This […]

Two Lanes Of Northbound I-5 Closed For Night Work

SAN DIEGO–Two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between Interstate 8 and Sea World Drive will be closed Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to Caltrans. Construction crews will be doing excavation work. Motorists should allow for extra travel time. Traffic volumes in this area are still high even in the evening […]

Two Squirrels Test Positive For Plague

SAN DIEGO–Two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people to take simple steps to protect themselves when camping and hiking. “When you’re enjoying the outdoors, just remember —don’t feed or play with squirrels; don’t play near squirrel […]

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 […]