Vista’s Cal-a-Vie spa ranked fourth best in U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers

VISTA – The North County spa Cal-a-Vie was ranked as the fourth best destination spa in the U.S. today by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Cal-a-Vie, on Gopher Canyon Road in Vista, offers 32 Mediterranean-style villas spread over 200 acres. According to its website, the 30-year-old spa “combines luxurious European spa philosophies with the California concepts […]

FPUD purchases parcel adjacent to offices

The Fallbrook Public Utility District now owns a Santa Margarita Drive parcel adjacent to the FPUD administrative offices. During the closed session of FPUD’s April 25 board meeting, the directors voted 4-0, with one vacancy, to approve the purchase of the parcel for $65,000 and to authorize staff to enter into escrow. A 5-0 board […]

Former USD basketball star sentenced for thefts at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO – A one-time University of San Diego basketball star was sentenced Monday to 90 days of house arrest and three years’ probation for thefts she committed at Camp Pendleton to fund her gambling addiction, including stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash wedding gifts from a just-married couple. In handing down the punishment […]

Poll workers needed for June 7 election

SAN DIEGO – Poll workers, especially those who are bilingual in any one of eight specific languages, are needed for the June 7 Presidential Primary Election. The Registrar’s office is required by federal law to provide bilingual speakers and voting materials to voters who speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese. In addition, a survey conducted […]

New signs guide commuters along alternative routes during major freeway incidents

Officials from SANDAG and Caltrans have activated the final piece of a system designed to guide motorists around major incidents when they occur along the Interstate 15 corridor, providing travel choices and improving travel-time reliability. “Our region is a leader in taking advantage of technology to make our transportation system more efficient,” said County Board […]

Minors warned against snapping nude selfies

LOS ANGELES – Decrying a wave of nude selfies being uploaded by kids across America, the Los Angeles County sheriff today sent an open letter warning of the huge risk of kids snapping obscene pictures of their nude bodies. Obscene selfies “are forever present on the Internet, viewed and traded like baseball cards by child molesters, predators, and extortionists,” Sheriff […]

Scripps Memorial Hospital named in best 100 hospitals in country

LA JOLLA – Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla was named yesterday, Feb. 29, one of the 100 best hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics, a healthcare management data firm. Scripps was one of 20 named in the Large Community Hospitals category, and was the only San Diego-area medical facility included on the 23rd annual list. Truven […]

San Diego County woman contracts Zika virus

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County woman who traveled to Colombia last month contracted the Zika virus, the first time the disease has been detected in the region this year, local health officials reported today. According to the county Health and Human Services Agency, the woman was not pregnant or hospitalized, and has recovered. Health officials say […]

Review of Chelsea’s Law impact reveals 22 arrests from Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015

SAN DIEGO – From September 2014 to August 2015, 22 people in San Diego County were charged under provisions of Chelsea’s Law, including a former teacher who received a lengthy prison term for molesting four boys, according to an annual report set to be delivered today. Chelsea’s Law mandates life prison terms for those convicted of certain violent sex crimes […]