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. […]

Plane crashes after take-off from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

BORREGO SPRINGS  – Two men apparently walked away uninjured after the small plane in which they were riding crashed after taking off from the Borrego Valley Airport en route to Palm Springs over the weekend, it was reported. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Florida picked up a signal from the single-engine Cubcrafters CC11-160’s emergency locator […]

San Diego authorities looking for suspect after carjacking

SAN DIEGO  – A 29-year-old man who was sitting in his car in a San Diego alley smoking marijuana was punched and carjacked today, authorities said. It happened about 6:15 p.m. in an alley in the 300 block of Willie James Jones Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Robert Heims. A suspect walked up to the […]

Days expected to get warmer

LOS ANGELES  – A warming trend will get underway in the Southland today, producing highs in the 80s later this week, forecasters said. Temperatures, which were in the 50s and low 60s Sunday, will reach the mid 60s in some communities today, the lower 70s Tuesday, the low 80s Wednesday, a few degrees higher on Thursday, […]

Former Marine Corps Reserve officer sentenced

SAN DIEGO – A former U.S. Marine Corps Reserve officer who participated in a conspiracy to defraud the Marine Corps out of more than $205,000 was sentenced today to three months in federal custody, followed by six months in a halfway house. Lt. Col. Michael K. Strom, 48, pleaded guilty last October to conspiring to commit […]

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