Fire destroys home in Pala area

PALA – A fire in the Pala area early today destroyed a home and left its five residents displaced. Firefighters found the home on Pala Del Norte Road near Pala Mission Road in flames shortly before 2:45 a.m., according to Cal Fire. The American Red Cross was summoned to help the displaced residents, three adults […]

JV Academic Team advances to tournament championship

JV Academic Team advances to tournament championship

Natalie Weber Writer/Intern Can you name the chemical formula of carbonic acid? Or maybe give the measure of the angle, in radians, at which the sine of the angle is negative root three over two and the cosine is one half? Can you name the author of the novel that contains the character Heathcliff or […]

Wildland Firefighting Exercise at Camp Pendleton Today

CAMP PENDLETON – A wildland firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, Third Fleet, CALFIRE, and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is taking place at Camp Pendleton today from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This exercise will provide ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources […]

San Marcos chiropractor facing more accusations of sexual misconduct

SAN DIEGO – Detectives investigating accusations by three women that a North County chiropractor groped them during treatments asked any other alleged victims today to come forward. John Charles Michals, 42, who practices at a private office and a clinic in San Marcos, was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of committing sexual battery on a […]

Shark attack victim ‘fighting for her life’

SAN ONOFRE – A single mother of three from Vista was “fighting for her life” in a trauma center today following a San Onofre-area shark attack in which she lost much of her right leg and nearly drowned. Leeanne Ericson, 35, was swimming in the surf off the coast of Camp Pendleton about 6:30 p.m. […]

Fundraising effort underway for victim of shark attack

SAN ONOFRE – A fundraising effort was underway today to help offset medical expenses projected as a result of a shark attack that left a Vista mother of three severely injured at San Onofre State Beach over the weekend. Leeanne Ericson was swimming at the beach near Camp Pendleton Saturday evening when the shark “tore […]

Democrat Assembly members introduce bill to punish companies constructing wall

COACHELLA  – A Coachella Valley assemblyman and two fellow lawmakers today introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of a proposed border wall along the U.S-Mexico border. AB 946, co-authored by Assembly members Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, would require that […]

Rep. Duncan Hunter under DOJ investigation for campaign spending

Rep. Duncan Hunter under DOJ investigation for campaign spending

RIVERSIDE  – Lawyers for Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Alpine, said today the congressman will fully cooperate with a Department of Justice investigation into alleged campaign spending irregularities. The inquiry into Hunter, who represents San Diego’s East County and a small portion of southern Riverside County, was revealed by the ranking members of the House Ethics Committee. […]

Toddlers abducted from Cathedral City found safe

Toddlers abducted from Cathedral City found safe

CATHEDRAL CITY – Two toddlers abducted in Cathedral City when the car in which they were sitting was stolen, prompting the issuance of an Amber Alert, were found safe today in Desert Hot Springs, authorities said. Cathedral City police said year-old Jayden Cortez and 2-year-old Carlos Cortez were found by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies in the […]

Pursuit in Fallbrook results in arrest of wanted felon

FALLBROOK – A 33-year-old man was in custody today after leading sheriff’s deputies on a short chase while traveling with his two young children, authorities said. Deputies were conducting a probation compliance check just after 6 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted a wanted felon and probationer driving a vehicle, according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Pocklington. […]

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