First Transit Bus Drivers Ratify New Contract

OCEANSIDE–After Union officials and First Transit reached a tentative agreement last week, Breeze bus operators with the Union voted this week to ratify the proposed agreement and enter into a new, five-year contract. Officials with North County Transit District are pleased that bus operators and First Transit were able to come to an amicable agreement […]

Lake San Marcos Closed Due To Sewage Spill

SAN MARCOS–Sewage contaminated signs have been posted at access points to Lake San Marcos and will remain in place until samples indicate water quality is safe for contact. A sewage spill was identified Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. when a force-main sewer line associated with a lift station broke at 1495 Via Entrada Del Lago in San […]

All Lanes Of Westbound State 78 At 1-15 Closed For Night Work

SAN DIEGO–Crews will close all lanes of westbound State Route 78 (SR-78) at the Interstate 15 (I-15) connector Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement work, according to Caltrans. Motorists will be detoured to the northbound I-15 connector ramp and proceed to the El Norte Parkway off-ramp, then back onto […]

Attempted Homicide Suspects Arrested In Oceanside

CARLSBAD–Two transients were arrested in Oceanside for attempted murder of another transient in Carlsbad, authorities said Tuesday. Oceanside police have taken into custody 36-year-old Hakim Nadear Hudson and 66-year-old Mario Lucas Pinto. On Tuesday at 6:43 a.m., Carlsbad police  received a call to check the welfare of a man who appeared to be injured in […]

Escondido Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender Targeting Minors

ESCONDIDO–Escondido police detectives arrested a 46 year-old Oceanside resident and charged him with several felony charges related to his online communication with a 16 year-old female. Rennard Cawkwell, a registered sex offender, was released from parole in late March, and his GPS monitor removed. The very next day after being released from parole, Cawkwell arrived […]

Tentative Agreement Reached In Bus Driver Negotiations

OCEANSIDE–A potential work stoppage for North County Transit District (NCTD) Breeze, Lift and Flex service has been temporarily averted. Early Thursday morning, union officials and First Transit, the company that provides contracted bus service to NCTD, reached a tentative agreement in their contract negotiations. It is expected that this agreement will be voted on by […]

Pedestrian Dies In DUI Traffic Collision

OCEANSIDE–A male pedestrian walking on a city street was fatally injured in a vehicle collision, Oceanside police said Thursday. Police officers say at 4:04 p.m. they received 911 calls of a traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. The collision was on eastbound Mission Avenue east of Mesa Drive on the grade. The vehicle involved is a 2002 […]

North County Transit District Prepare For Potential Service Disruption

OCEANSIDE–North County Transit District (NCTD) is alerting customers of a potential service disruption for its Breeze, Lift, and Flex bus system in the next few days. The potential disruption is due to union negotiations between NCTD’s contract bus service operator, First Transit, and their drivers. Based on information about the current status of negotiations, NCTD […]

Felicita County Park Sports New Look

ESCONDIDO–Two new horseshoe pits, artificial turf and shade sails over the play equipment – just a few of the new improvements at Felicita County Park in Escondido. County Parks and Recreation celebrated the completion of two major improvement projects with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. “County parks are for everyone,” said County Supervisor Dave Roberts. “The work we […]

Oceanside Police Continue Search For Murder Suspect

OCEANSIDE–Detectives are continuing to pursue leads and attempting to identify the suspect(s) who murdered a 35 year-old Oceanside man. There is limited suspect information and Oceanside homicide detectives are hoping that any potential witnesses will come forward. On March 22, at approximately 10:05 p.m. Oceanside police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of South […]