Cool storm drenches greater Fallbrook, Bonsall area

SAN DIEGO  – A late-autumn storm brought downpours to the San Diego area today, delivering welcome moisture to the dry region while ushering in a spate of traffic accidents on rain-slick roadways. The wet and blustery conditions, which moved over San Diego County during the weekend, dwindled this afternoon and were expected to peter out completely […]

Residential fire reported in Fallbrook

Seven North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) units and 20 firefighters extinguished a residential fire reported at 6:28 pm tonight in the 600 block of Palomino Rd. in Fallbrook. “The fire took about an hour to put out. It was confined to the garage and no one was injured,” said NCFPD Public Information Officer John Buchanan. He added that the […]

Appeal challenges Nestlé’s unrestricted water siphoning from San Bernardino National Forest on expired permit during historic drought

LOS ANGELES — Today, the Story of Stuff Project, the California-based Courage Campaign Institute, and the Center for Biological Diversity formally noticed their intent to appeal a federal court’s decision that allows Nestlé to continue to remove an estimated 36 million gallons of water from Strawberry Creek in the San Bernardino National Forest, based on […]

Rollover on S. Mission impacts traffic

A rollover of a white Dodge Durango on S. Mission near the top of Heller’s Bend with people trapped inside was reported at about 10:38 am this morning. Traffic was heavily impacted in both directions. According to people on scene, several passers-by stopped to assist the driver who appeared to be trapped at first. Driver was […]

Three fires on Camp Pendleton contained

CAMP PENDLETON – Crews labored to subdue a rash of brush fires that blackened swaths of open land at Camp Pendleton. The three blazes began spreading at the Marine Corps station near Oceanside late Tuesday afternoon, according to base officials. As of late Wednesday morning, firefighters had contained one of the blazes at 120 acres and another at a […]

3-hour high speed pursuit ends in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – A woman led authorities on a nearly three-hour car chase today on freeways and surface streets from Los Angeles County to San Diego County, where the car was boxed in on a cul-de-sac by CHP officers who took her into custody in the neighborhood of Lake Rancho Viejo. The chase began about 4:15 a.m. on […]

Doctor accused of sexual assault to stand trial

MURRIETA – A doctor accused of sexually assaulting three patients during surgical procedures at a Temecula hospital must stand trial on more than 30 felony charges, a judge ruled today. John Francis McGuire, 45, of Carlsbad was arrested last August following an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. After a five-hour preliminary hearing today at the Southwest […]